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SCB ANTON, TA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAItClt fl, 1895. TWO CENTS A COPY. I CLOSED WITH D0XOL0GY Amusing Incidents of the Last Hours of Fifty-Third Congress. GENERAL HILAK1TY PREVAILED Ctowds Anxious to Witness the Cloving Ceremonies Are Vnublo to Obtain Scats in the Uulleries-Tbe Ketlrlng Senators. By the United Press. Washington, March 4. The Fifty third congress came to an end today vith the usual interesting incidents. In the senate the closing scene was marked with the dignity which charac terizes that body on formal occasions of state, in the presence of as many spectators as could possibly crowd into the gallerlf,s. Hundreds and hundreds of others were disappointed in their en deavors to witness the end, and were obliged to content themselves with standing In line outside the entrances to the galleries. That the house Is actually, as well as constitutionally, "the popular branch of the legislature" was amply proved by the flattering attendance of specta tors. Those who failed to find seats there wandered over to the senate only to be aguin disappointed, and many contented themselves with attending the session of the supreme court. As early as 7 o'clock spectators be gan to appear, and It Is worthy of re mark that the tirst comers were women. Uy 9 o'clock the galleries were comfort ably tilled, at 10 the last seat had been taken, and tifteen minutes later people were thronging the corridors outside the gallery doors in the hope that they might have opportunity of seeing the democratic house pass Into history. The members on the floor made merry as the clock hands moved on rapidly towards the hour of adjournment. The great majority, who were not coming back to the sessions of the Fifty-fourth congress, passed among their col leagues saying good-byes. Little groups gathered here and there and expressed their relief that the agony was over In telling stories and expressing what then intended to do as private citizens. It was a noisy, good natured throng. Toffy for Speaker Crisp. The house had taken a recess at 3.13 o'clock this morning after disposing of the naval appropriation bill, which was passed exactly as it came from the senate. At 8 o'clock the house re-as-lembled and spent the time until noon with an Interim of one hour and fifteen minutes in recess, disposing of meas ures of minor importance and in pass ing resolutions complimentary to Speaker Crisp. These resolutions were presented by Mr. Cannon (Rep., 111.) for the Republicans upon the refusal of Mr. Reed to be a party to the matter. Mr. Reed, probably with the emphatic decli nation of the Democrats to endorse his administration of the speakership fresh In his mind, also refrained from voting on the resolutions. Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia, the Democratic leader and the new postmaster general, made hta vale dictory in complimenting Speaker Crisp. Replying to these Mr. Crisp made an eloquent speech. He expressed his feel ing not only regarding the resolution, but In respect to the courtesy and con sideration with which he has tjeen treated. Speaker Crisp announced the appointment of Representative Cul bertaon, of Texas, Democrat, in place of Mr. Caterings, of Mlsslssslppi, Demo crat, as heretofore announced, and Rep resentative Hltt. of Illllnois, Republi can, to serve with himself as delegates to the International Monetary confer ence. The appointment of Mr. Culbert son together with Mr. Crisp will give the free silveradvocates two more mem bers on the delegation, while the be lievers in a gold standard have a soli tary representative in Mr. Hltt. The clock hands had come together marking the noon hour, and without further ado the speaker brought his gavel down on the desk and declared the house adjourned sine die. They Sang the Doxology. A cheer went up from the floor, but It died away quickly, as a number of cor respondents In the press gallery sang the doxology. They were cheered heartily on con cluding, and the immense throng of people passed out of the chamber, and the scenes of the Fifty-third congress were at an an end. The last message which the president sent to congress was to tender congrat ulations at the conclusion of Its labors. Senator Voorhees, of the Joint commit tee of the senate and house. In deliver ing that message, did so in a spirit of humorous gravity, which led Irresisti bly to an outburst of laughter and ap plause In the senate chamber and In the galleries parked with spectators. During the brief session of the senate, beginning at 9 a. in, and terminating at noon, there was little done except the receiving of messages from the house requesting the signature of the Vice-president to enrolled bills. The last two appropriation bills the naval and deficiency were signed nt 9,30 a. m. and 9.50 a, m. respectively, and were then transmitted to the presi dent. More Fun with Mr. Cull. The winding up scenes were enlivened by a discussion between Senators Morgan (Dem., Ala.) and Oray (Dem., Del.) upon the Behrlng sea seal fisher ies question, and by a highly amusing discussion between Senator Cull and Senators Gorman, Aldrlch and W'al cott In reference to Mr. Call's resolu tion for a special committee to Investi gate the doings of the Louisiana or Honduras Lottery company. In his In dignation at the failure of his propo sition Mr. Call did not hesitate nt de claring that the religious and moral people of the country would Bupply the expenses for the Investigation, which Mr. Gorman "desired to suppress," and when Mr. Aldrlch intimated thnt Mr. Call purpose was to affect politics In T"tlda and not to promote morality the Florida senator pt 1 d Mr. Al drleh's statement as untrue and with out any warrant except that senators "dislre to promote lotteries In the United States." Mr. Wolcott's opposi tion was met with the assertion that that senator never failed to speak In the Interest of a foreign corporation. Mr. Call was In the full tide of pas sionate declamation against those sena tors who opposed the resolution, when the vice-president rose, delivered his farewell speech and declared the sen ate adjourned without day. The vice-president remained In the chamber for several minutes exchang ing words of farewell with senators of whom eighteen laid down their of7 flees today a much larger number than Is usual at the close of a congress. The Ketlrlng Senators. The senators whose terms expire to day are Messrs. Butler, of South Caro lina: Camden, of West Virginia; Carey, of Wyoming; Coke, of Texas; Dixon, of Rhode Island Dolph, of Oregon; Hig gins, of Delaware; Hunton, of Virginia; McLaurln, of Mississippi; MuPherson, of New Jersey; Manderson, of Ne braska; Martin, of Kansas; Power, of Montana; Ransom, of North Carolina; Shoup, of Idaho; Walsh, of Georgia; Washburn, of Minnesota; and Wilson, of Iowa. The legislatures of Delaware and Ida ho have not yet chosen successors to Senators Hlgglns and Shoup. G ROVER HAD TO HUSTLE. The Deluge of Hills for Ills Signature Was Overwhelming Yesterday. Washington, March 4. All the ninety acts of congress signed by the presi dent today bear the fictitious endorse ment "approved March 2, lXtfa." The con tinuing legislative day of Saturday was also operative at the white house, and at noon today, when March 4 began, March 2 and March 3 ended simultane ously. In the case of the president there was more truth than fiction in the practical loss of a day from the calen dar for since last Friday, when the ex traordinary dyluge of legislation com menced to pour Into his office, he has never left his desk for more than a few hours at a time. When the hour of noon arrived, at the first stroke of the clock the president laid down his pen, and llfty-slx meas ures, which passed congress unani mously, died of Inanition. The president will leave Washington for North Carolina on the light house tender Violet with Secretary Carlisle and a few friends, in all probability at once. He has made no announcement of the hour of his departure, but no one would be surprised If he is on his way down the river tomorrow. WHEN PATENTS EXPIRE. An Important Decision of the Supreme Court That Affects Capital Estimated at Six Hundred Million Dollars. Washington, March 4. The supreme court of the United States today decid ed that an American patent for an in vention expires at the same time as a patent Issued In a foreign country for the same Invention. The opinion was read by Justice Harlam In the case of the Bate Refrigerating company vs. Ferdinand Sulzberger et al; which came to the supreme court of the United States on a certification from the court of appeals for the second circuit for answer to a question of law. The case awakened the greutest Interest among persons and corporations controllng patents that would be affected by the decision of the supreme court of the United States. The amount of capital Interested all told Is estimated at as high a sum as JGOO.OOO.OOO. The most eminent patent attorneys In the United States appeared and argued the point Involved before the supreme court of the United States, the case occupying two or three days. The decision has been long looked for, and the court room was crowded today with attorneys and others interested. The opinion a long one was read by Justice Harlan. It reviewed all the leg islation on the subject, discussed the meaning of congress, as expressed in section 4S87, revised statutes, and con cluded as follows: "Our answers to the questions con tained are that the Invention for which United States patent to Bate was Is sued was under the facts stated, 'pre viously patented In a foreign country' within the meaning of those words In section 4S87 of the revised statutes,, and that the United States patent to him expired, under the terms of that section, before the expiration of seventeen years from Its date. BUNCOED A FRIEND OF OLIO. A Meadville Editor Didn't Fool Dairy men After All. Ey the United Tress. State College, Pa', March 4. The State College professors now claim that the alleged oleomargarine which was awarded first prize at a recent dairy exposition was pure butter. Keillor Palm, of Meadville, la a friend of oleo and secured a package from Chicago. He entered this as butter at the dairy fair, and the learned agriculturists pro nounced It the best butter exhibited and gave It the prize. Then Editor Palm laughed long and heartily and exposed the Joke In his newspaper. He claimed to have proved that oleo In as good and pure as butter, though made different ly. Now comes the Joke on Editor Palm. Professor Waters secured the alleged oleo exhibit made by Editor Palm and has analyzed It. He publishes the re sult, and declares that It was not oleo, but the purest butter. Processor Waters says the Chicago oleo dealers, knowing Editor Palm was to exhibit the article, sent him butter Instead of oleo. Griffo Wins on Twelfth Round. By the United Press. Coney Irtlnnd, N. Y.', March 4. In Griffo Leeds fight tho former was given the de cision at the end of the twelfth round. STATE PARAGRAPHS. The Lebanon rolling mills have shut down. Four girls were pall-bearers at a Birds boro funeral. No more smull coal cars will bo used on the Wyoming division of the Lehigh Val ley railroad. Farmer Jacob Kohler, at Vlrglnsvllle, discovered six pairs of new trousurs In a corn-fodder stuck. , A pack of Ice swept down upon a ferry boat aX Bristol, Imprisoning the psssen gers for severul hours. , A full of coal in Gaylord mine, Ply mouth, crushed lifeless John Lozonwltx and fatally Injured Charles Robinson. The McKeesport Times nays all Alle gheny county Is opposed to the Ureuter Pittsburg scheme, Minnie Ooyer was reprimanded by a Wllkes-Barru justice for sending, it is al leged, an old-maid valentine to Miss Burk hurdt. . Coi Albright, a school teacher In Codoru- vork county, has been arrested as one oi ie robbers who raided Adum Albright's home. ON THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF Colonel Ripple and Major Warren, of Scranton, Are Honored. DOIXGS IN THE LEGISLATURE mils Introduced and Other New iluslness ISeforo the House and Scnato-Tho American Citizens Congratulated on Adjournment of Congress. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Harrlsburg, Pa., March 4. Governor Hastings will send to the senate during the week a batch of staff appointments. Among them will be the nominations of Major Everett Warren, of Scranton, president of the State Lengue of Re publican clubs, to be judge advocate general to succeed Colonel Dewitt Cuy ler, of Philadelphia, and Colonel Ezra Ripple, of the Thirteenth regiment, for commissary general, vice Colonel Rich ard S. Edwards, of Gwynedd. General Gobln, commander of the Third brigade, to which the Thirteenth regiment is at tached, says Colonel Ripple is one of the best olllcers In the guard and Is sorry to have to lose him. The governor will likely appoint Jacob Greene, of Philadelphia, us color bearer on his staff in place of Alex. W. liergstresser, Jr., of this city. Greene was color bearer on the staff of General Ilartranft when he was governor, and afterward held the same rank on the division staff under him. The general In spector of rllle practice and other Im portant positions on the staff may not be appointed for some time. RECORD OF A DAY. Bills Introduced inthe Senate and House. Concerning tlio Military. Uy the United Press. Harrlsburg, Pa., March 4. The sen ate met at o'clock. .The following bills were introduced: By Mr. Vaughn, extending the rights of u corporation purchasing property of another corpor ation to such property; Mr. Baker, In creasing the adjutant general's salary to $1,000; increasing the charge of main tenance of Idiots and feeble minded children in the Pennsylvania training school from $1.50 to $1.75; by Mr. Mc Quown, providing for the publication of legal notices by county otlleers in two papers representing the two lead ing parties In counties having a popu lation of 35,000 or less, in three papers in counties having a population be tween 35,000 and 60,000, and in four pa pers lru counties having a population of 60,000 or over; by Mr. Gobln, securing the registration of plumbers and the supervision of plumbing and drainage; compensating S. H. Sites, Company F, Ninth regiment, for disability Incurred at the Gettysburg encampment. The following resolution was offered by Mr. Landis and agreed to: Congratulations to the People. Resolved, That the Semite of Pennsyl vania hereby extends Its congratulations to the people of the United States that theoitlelal life of the lute tariff tinkering, tax-Increasing, Industry-wrecking, busi-tax-increaslng, industry-paralyzing, busl reducing, labor Impoverishing congress, the most unpatriotic and un-American known to American history, has by con stitutional limitation come to a close. Forty bills passed first reading. The auditor general submitted a re port Bhowlng the deficiency In appro priation for the payment of salaries to certain state officials to June 1, 1S95, as follows: For payment of mine Inspec tors' salaries the deficit Is $8,000; con tingent expenses of inspectors, $1,000; salary of superintendent of public In struction, $:).0o0; commissioner of bank ing and deputy, $2,479.16; salary of secretary of Internal affairs, $:I75; sal ary auditor general $75. A resolution was offered and referred to the judiciary general committee pro viding for a committee of live members and three senators to Investigate the operations of the Warner asylum. House Proceedings. The house met at 8 o'clock. Bills were read In place ns follows: Mr Undergood, Wayne, fixing sixty pounds as the standard weight of a bushel of clover seed. Sir. Weak, Forest, amend ing the act of 1WJ, providing that Judges of elections shall be allowed 6 cents a mile for each mile necessarily traveled In delivering returns of elec tions. Mr. Gould, Erie, fixing $350,000 as the maximum amount that may be expended annually upon the National Guard. Mr. Kiddle, Bedford, appropri ating $1,000,000 annually to aid in the construction and maintenance of roads. Mr. Farr, Lackawanna, appropriating $.'!5,000 for the care and maintenance of the Insane In Lackawanna county. Mr. Cochrane, Armstrong, Introduced a resolution calling for an-Investigation Into the brutal treatment of In sane patients In the Warren Insane usylum. The resolution calls for the appointment of a committee of five members of the house nnd three mem bers of 'the senate, the committee to have power to subpoena witnesses. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Nickel), of Philadelphia, called up his resolution of Jan. 28 to give a place on the cnlendar to his bill prohibiting the employment of any but American citizens on public buildings. Mr. Fow stated that the United States supreme court had decided that a similar luw passed by the Illinois legislature was unconstitutional because It Interfered with private contracts. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 114 ayes to 3 nays. Mr. Corvln, of Dclawnre, offered a resolution, which was adopted, con gratulating the American people on the adjournment of iha Democratic con gress. It was the same resolution adopted by the Minnesota legislature. Mr. Wyatt, Schuylkill, called up his resolution of Feb. 25, giving place on the calendar to his company store bill, which was negatived by the judiciary general committee. The resolution was adopted. COLD HLOODED MURDER. Miner Meets a Stronger nnd Fires a Ilnl let Into Ills llody. By the United Press. Pittsburg, Pa., -March 4. A telephone message from McDonald, Pa., reports a cold blooded murder of an unknown foreigner at Jumbo mine this morning. . A miner came out of the mine and al: most immediately after meeting a stranger llred a bullet into his body, killing him. The miner quickly disap peared. " " .f . ' I 1 P V IrW I (HP 11 V X7U - i. ' t I W l ltd Not COMTESSE DE CASTELlftNE Marriage of Anna Gould Soleinnizcd at Xoon Yesterday. A DAZZLING HOISE WEDDING About One Hundred tiuests Witness the Ceremony Which Is Performed by Archbishop Corrigon-The Bridul Veil an Heirloom. By the United Press. New York, March 4. At noon today, Archbishop Corrigan officiating. Miss Anna Gould became the Countess De Castellane, and the fortunes of one of America's richest heiresses were linked with those of a French nobleman of ancient liame and proud connections. The wedding, which took place at the home of George Jay Gould, Fifth ave nue and Sixty-seventh street, will be marked with a white stone in the chronicles of magnificent society events. The palatial dwelling of the head of the Gould family, with Its spacious rooms furnished In oriental splendor, was a fitting place for the ceremony, which could not be held In the cathedral owing to the fact that the bride Is a Protestant. The Canons of the church of Rorne prescribe baptism In that faith before solemni zation of the rite of matrimony before the altars of the church. The bride is a Presbyterian, and while she con sented to the Catholic ritual, she de clined to join that church. A special dispensation was therefore obtained, and the nuptial mass was omitted from the ceremony. The invitations were accordingly limited to the relatives and about seventy-five Intimate friends, making less than 100 in all, as the house would not accomodate more. A number of curious people gathered about the Gould residence and through the park walk opposite as the hour of noon approached. They caught brief glimpses of guests as they alighted from carriages and entered the house, but the proceedings inside were behind drawn curtains, and wer?, therefore, Invisible to them. A Dazzling Spectacle. The scene within was gorgeous In the extreme. The hallway was banked with palms, ferns and potted plants, and roses, Japanese lilies and lilies of the valley were used by the thousand. An orchestra of stringed instruments, concealed behind a bank of palms, an organ In the hallway and a quartette furnished the musical programme. Archbishop Corrigan and two assist ant' priests from the cathedral took their places on the dais. Grouped nbout In the front of the room were the rela tives of the bride and the Marquis and Marquise De Castellane, parents of the groom. Count De Castellane entered from the hallway with his best man. Count Jean De Castellane. They took their posi tions at the side of the duls. The bridul procession descended the stairs and passed nlong the floral enno pied walk, through the music room and Into theeast room. Followlngthem were George J. Gould with the bride. The two nephews of the bride. Masters Ktngdon and Jay Gould, carried the bride's train, which was of great length Mr. Gould remained close at hand and gave his sister away. The bride, who Is small and dark, with jet black hair, wore a gown of heavy Ivory white Batln high In the neck and surpllced In affect. Ilrldnl Veil an Heirloom. The bridal veil was fastened with a magnificent diamond pin, a gift of the groom. The veil Itself wns brought by the Castellanes from abroad, and Is an heirloom of the family. The bridesmaids wore costumes of cream white cloth, trimmed with sable. The musical programme began at 12.20. At 12.43 the marriage ceremony was concluded. The bride was very nervous, but an swered firmly, and every word could be distinctly heard ns Bhe repeated It after the archbishop. De Custellane's voice was audible and clear and he spoke In a firm ami manly way that gave one the Idea that he was Impressed with the sol emnity of the occtslon. When the ceremony and congratula tions to the newly wedded pair were ended, the doors of the dining room were swung open ,and small tables were placed In the music room nnd the East India room, and breakfast was served, The orchestra and the singers rendered several selections while the breakfast was In progress. Then the guests were taken up to the library In parties of a dozen at a time, and the presents, which had been arranged on a number of small tables, were shown'. Rare and Costly Gifts. Amng the rarest and most costly of the bride's presents was a brooch fash ioned In the shape of a heart. In the center was the rare and world-famous Esterhazy diamond, - surrounded . by eleven diamonds, each of which Is large enough to be worn as a single stone. This was the gift of Miss Helen Oould. ) Mr, tnd Mrs. George Gould's present Anxious for Another Like was a collar of superb pearls consisting of ten strands, each pearl being the size of a good sized pea. The strands were crossed by burs of platinum, lKdd Ing rows of brilliant white diamonds, those dividing the pearls Into ten com partments. In each bar were twelve diamonds. In the entire collar there were seventy-two diumonds and 800 pearls. Frank Gould presented a thaln of 200 diamonds which could be worn In colls about the neck or entwined as a bracelet about the wrist. Mr. Howard Gould gave a large knot or cluster of diumonds. The Marquis and Marquise De Castellane presented to the bride a superb and unique neck lace, consisting of live ropes of pearls, each string of which has historic Inter est, one having belonged to Henri Cjua tre, another to Marie Antoinette. At one end of the necklace, securing the five strands, was a magnificent square enTErald of exceeding beauty, surround ed by twenty-four diamonds. This Is an heirloom In the De Casel lane family and could only pass to the eldest son. Another present by the Marquise De Castellane was a ring of two stones, a superb ruby and sapphire. A Tiara of Diamonds. One of the most superb presents that shone resplendent amid this wealth of diamonds, pearls, and rubies, which would have paid a king's ransom, was a magnificent tiara of diamonds, itself a treasure, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gould. The wedding enke boxes were' of gold, heart shaped, with a coronet in raised gold with "G. DeC." engraved under it on the top of the box, which Is encused In a mauve colored satin case, lined with white satin, on the top of which Is a hand-painted crest of the Comte De Castellane. Every precaution was taken to guard against Intrusion of uninvited guests. At the door stood a man with a list of the names of the people. All gave their names as they came in. There were two or three men In the hall who knew everybody, and thev vised the guests, so to speak, as they entered. Several detectives were near at hand In case of necessity. The Count and Countess De Castel lane began their honeymoon this after noon at "Lyndenhurst," the Gould country home at Irvington-on-the-Hml-son, now the residence of Miss Helen M. Gould nnd Howard Oould. There was a- little Incident at the residence of Mr. Gould not down on the programme, and which the Goulds had Intended should not become public. Im mediately after the religious ceremony Judge B. P. Andrews, of the supreme court of this city, performed a civil ceremony of marrlnge. This was at the request of George Gould. The family had all along denied thnt any civil cere mony was to be performed since Mayor St,rong had refused to perform it, ex cept at the city hall. SHOT HIS BROTHER. V illluiii and Joseph Hodges rngage In a Ounrrcl Which Terminates l'stally. By the United Press. Philadelphia, March 4. On last Mon day night William and Joseph Hodges, brothers, quarreled in a saloon because the former refused to loan the latter a dolla' The quarrel was suddenly terminated by Joseph shooting his brother. William was taken to the hos pital, where he died todny, without hav ing regained consciousness after being shot. Joseph disappeared after the shoot ing and the police tire In doubt whether he Is In hiding or committed suicide by jumping In the river, as he threatened he would do when he realized that he had 'shot his brother. The brothers were professional policy writers. GIRL'S HEART NOT IJROKEN. Wedding festivities Went on Without tho Truant Urooin. . By tho United Press. , Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 4. When John Hall decided not to wed Miss Ollle Wynn a few evenings ago, ho wrote hr a letten She replied In a cheerful man ner, saying: "There are others." The wedding feast which was spread was eaten by the guests nnd all had a merry time, nit hough the erstwhile groom had spoiled some of the fun. INSURGENTS SURRENDER. The lCntiro Hand at Jngucy Urando Yield to Authorities. Havana, (March 4. The entire band of Insurgents In Jaguey Grande have surrendered to the authorities. The governor of the province of Santi ago has reported to the governor gen eral that the rioters at Fatre are dis posed to surrender. President Was Slow. Washington, Murch 4. Fifty-six acts of congress that reached the president failed to receive his signature before adjourn ment and are therefore of no effect. Most of them were bills for the relief of persons for various causes. Veteran Showman Dead. 1 Jacksonville, Fla., March 4. W. C. Coup, the veteran showman, died this morning of. pneumonia. He was on a tour of Florida with a show, It. WHERE ICEJSJIMIFUL Traffie Closed on the Columbia and Tort Deposit Road. A BIG BRIDGE IS CARRIED AWAY The Old Susquehunna Decomes Active at Various Points-Allegheny River Is lulling Slowly-Situatioa ut Kittanning. By tho United Press. Lancaster, Pa., March 4. The bridge of the Columbia and Port Deposit rail road over the Susquehanna river at Safe Harbor, was carried away this morning by the great flood and vol umes of ice, together with ten loaded coal ears. Weise'B Island,' a large tract of land In the Susquehanna, is nearly covered with water. The gorge at McCall's ferry broke this morning and an enormous flood swept down toward Port Deposit, which Is reported completely submerged, the flood being higher than for thirty years. The mountains of Ice on the Columbia and Port Deposit railroad are of such magnitude that it will prob ably take two weeks to open traffic. At Washington borough the ice is still in tact, but a channel has opened opposite on the .York county side, which has relieved the pressure and removed pres ent danger. Wllliamsport, March 4. Specials to the Times from Clearfield, Lock Haven and Jersey Shore report the Susque hanna river falling at all these points. Water nnd Ice for several days covered the Philadelphia and Erie railroad tracks at Whetham, but the line has, however, opened this morning. The ice has moved down the west branch at all places except in the immediate vi cinity of thlB city, where it is still lodged in three successive gorges, the first being at the Maynard street bridge. As the river is falling there is no proba bility of the Ice Immediately leaving and no danger of flood. Along the Allegheny. Flttsburg, March 4. Reports received by the weather bureau today from all Important points along the Allegheny river state that the river is now fall ing slowly except at a few points. The ice-held volume of water between Kit tanning and Parker appears less threat ening, nnd the general opinion now Is that the Immense gorge now filling the river for forty miles, within the limits, noted, will not come out with the pres ent rise. At Mahoning station, where the gorge threatens to lift the Alle gheny Valley railroad bridge from its foundation, the river stands at 24 ft. 10 In. At Red Bank, Just above Ma honing, the marks show twenty-five feet stationary, and at Brady's Bend the river Is rising slowly. A telegram from Kittanning says there Is no prospect of a change until there is either a thaw or rain. Locally, the worst part of the high water Is over, the stage In both rivers being a little over twelve feet and falling. Un less the Allegheny gorge comes out the rivers will continue to fall, and in case the gorges should come no higher stage than eighteen feet ,may be ex pected. The Monongahela river is clear of Ice. Alarm at Wllkcs-narre. Wllkes-Bnrre, Pa March 4. The Ice Is still gorged In the Susquehanna river between here and Nantlcoke. The water Is rising rapidly tonight, and should the Ice not move out before tomorrow much damage Is threatened, as rain began to fall here at 5 o'clock this nfter noon, which, from present indications, may last until tomorrow. The Ice at Nantlcoke, nine miles from here, is In tact and has not broken since It froze over early In tho winter. At Shlck shlnny, eighteen miles from this city. It Is bank full and continues to rise. The Lehigh Valley railroad officials are taking every precaution at Port Bowkley. They have watchmen sta tioned along their line at that point so that a sudden rise of the waters would not be attneded with so much danger to railroad trnlllo as that of a few years ago, when an engine and crew narrow ly escaped destruction. Gardeners and others living along the bank of the west side of the river here are much alarmed nt the outlouk nnd have every precaution made this evening to move out of their farm houses at the ap proach of any danger that may arise. Howl from Lancaster. By the United Press. Lancaster, Pa., March 4. Tho Lancas ter County Agricultural and Horticultural ocioty today adopted a protest ugainst the bill now In tho governor's hr;v creating a department of agriculture, hlul asking tho governor to veto It. The so ciety declares It extravagant and unnec essary. WEATHER RE?ORT. 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