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EIGIIT PAGES 56 CdbSfeiSf' SCKANTON, TA., MONDAY MOKN1NG, DECEM1IER 7, 18JW. TWO CENTS A COPY 1U IMC Bn) IP (Of "TlH IRk? Old Boreas has been here with his freezing breast, and you no longer need to look at the calendar to know that fur time has come. Tou know It by t xperlence. Still it is probnble that you have not thouuht much of cold weather comforts, few people do till they feel their need. Yet we've been thinking of fur time for months, and In October last when there was a Beneral pinch for money, we got the best of a deal with a needy manufacturer. While the thermom eter played "tag" with the temper ature It was of no use to bring this. forward, but now that we seem to have settled down to real winter weather, we invite you to call and witness this Power of Money in a shrewd buyers hands. In offering this special purchase of Purs to the public we have only one regret. The manufacturer only required so much money to tide him over a couple of weeks, and our purchase was limited accordingly, hence we have only ISO Capes to S Bargain Figures or at lpwer prices than usually pre vail when the fur season closes In February. LOT ONE Selected French Cooney Capes. Carefully matched skins, full length and sweep, best of linings and fin ishing. Actuul values range from $10.00 to $12.00, and we may add that In this lot will be found as ser viceable and well appearing gar ments as money can buy, unless you care to go to very fine and high priced furs. Price for Choice, $5.90 LOT TWO Fine electric and wool seal capes, perfectly matched skins, finest lin ings, full length and sweep. Hand some garments with all that style can give them and worth not less than $35.00 to $40.00. Price for Choice, $24.90 LOT THREE Extra selected first quality Elec tric and Wool seal capes, made and finished In the highest style of the furriers art and ample In propor tions. Superb garments such as bring $45.00 to $50.00 readily. Price for Choice, $29.90 Sale Just Opened GLOBE CONGRATULATION AND CONDOLENCE Will Probably Occupy the Time at Con. gross Today. THE HOUSE IMMIGRANT BILL Will He the f irst Measures Consid ered by the HciiutoNew Members Who Will Ue Sworn in tlio House. Prominent Bills That W ill Contend For Euch Other lor the Kigtit of War. Washington, t. C, Dec. 6. It Is not unlikely that unything will be done In either' house of congress tomorrow ex cept to exchange congratulations or condolence as the case may lie, over the results of the election and to lis ten to the president's message. When the last session closed the house im migration bill hud, and now has the right of way in the senate. It Is the unlinished business and will be called up pro forma at the expiration of the morning hour, 2 o'clock. Although known as the house bill on the calen dar, as reported to the senate by Mr. Lodge It is a materially different meas ure, all of the house provisions having been stricken out except the enacting clause and a new bill substituted. This bill will be culled up on Tuesdny by Senators Lodge and Chandler, who de sire to push it to a vote as quickly as possible. As the bill came from the house It provided not only for the exclusion of Immigrants who could not fill the edu cational lest, but went at some length Into the regulating of alien contract labor. Mr. Lodge's substitute provides fur what Is known as tlio educational test and excludes all persons ove fourteen years of age who cannot read and write the language of their native country, or some otner language, ex cept that an agod person not so able who is a purent or grandparent of an udmissable Immigrant may oecompany or be sent by such Immigrant. For the purpose of testing the ability of the immigrant to rend and write a citation of rive lines from the constitution of the United States Is to be used, printed in the various languages of the Immi grants In good sized readable type. The constitution thus cut In five line slips forms a lottery from which the immigrant having designated the lan guage In which he prefers the test to be made, draws at random, reads and writes down what he has read. Fail ure to comply with this test means de poratlon to the country whence the immigrant came, nf the expense of the steamship company carrying him. TO FKOTECT THE FLAG. An effort will bo made to secure new dates for the consideration of special orders that were not reached during the lust session. These measures now coming In under this preferred head are Senate bill 1012, to prevent the dese cration of the national ilag; House bill 3ufi. to amend the act to prevent the extermination of fur bearing animals of Alaska; House bill 878, to reduce the cases In which the penalty of death may be inllleted, and senate joint reso lution, proposing an amendment to the constitution providing for the election of senators by popular vote. An Important local bill which has developed a bitter light. Is the Detroit bridge bill, for a bridge across the Detroit river. It was postponed nt the last session until the first Monday in December. In addition to the appropriation bills there are several measures that will contend for each other for the right of way. Prominent among these are the bills to refund the Paid He railroad debt; to admit the territories of New Mexico and Arizona; authorizing the secretary of the navy to enlist additional mem, now pending in the senate on a motion to reconsider the vote by which it was passed; Mr. Davis" resolution relative to the assertion and enforcement of the Monroe doctrine; a bid to facili tate the construction of a cable be tween this country and the republic of Hawaii; providing for a uniform classi fication and grading of agricultural products,, and one providing for the reorganization of the consular and diplomatic service. NEW MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE. In the house of representatives there will be the swearing In of two new members to firm engage the attention of Speaker Iteed and the house Messrs. itoatner, of Louisianu, nnd Stokes, of South Carolina. These gen tlemen enjoy, the very unusual dis tinction of having twice received cer tificates of election to one congress. At the last session, their seats were declared vacant, but the contestants did not succeed In establishing their rights thereto, and new elections were ordered to fill 'the vacancies. Since congress adjourned another vacancy has occurred that occasioned by thu death of ex-Speaker Crisp. His son, who was his father's clerk, has been Jonilnated to fill tho unexpired term, nut the election will not be held until the 16th Inst. The death of the late ex-Speaker Crisp will probably be announced by one of his former colleagues, and af ter the reuding of the president's mes sage, the house will adjourn In his honor. Mr. Blue, chairman of the sub-committee of the committee on appropria tions at a suitable opportunity, will report the general pension bill to the house, and announce a day for Its con sideration. This will doubtlessly be early in the ,week. The rules of the house provide that all business on the calendar shall retain Its place through out an entire congress, so that adjourn ment from one session to another means adjournment from day to day. The programme of business for the first week of the session will depend upon the developments from day to day, of committee action and recom mendation. Pefoie' the week closes, however, the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill will be re ported and placed on the calendar, and on Friday night there will be the usual session for the consideration of private pension bills. KENTUCKY TOLL WAR. Three Hundred inte Have Been Chopped Down Recently. Harrodsburg, Ky., Dec. 6. A mob of between forty ami sixty men armed with Bhot guns and axes rode through Mercer Inst night and chopped down six toll gates. The gate keepers were warned not to repair the gates or col lect any more toll under penalty of be ing burned out. The mob passed through this city at i o'clock this morning en route for Mackville and they destroyed every gate In the line of march. At Salt River, one mile from here, Dave Barnett, a gate keeper, was made to chop down his own gate and he was told to notify the turnpike di rectors that if the gate was repaired and money collected the raiders would not only burn the toll house, but the private property of the board of direc tors. These gentlemen have ordered the jrntes repaired und ti.M will be col lected by an armed guard if necessary. The snme warning was given at some of the other gates. Over 300 toll gates have been burned or chopped down since the turnpike war began in Washington county three months ago, and as yet only five arrests have been made. No convictions result ed from these. The gates destroyed rep resent l.aiM) miles of turnpike valued at .M,0"O.0O0 and the state and county authorities have furnished no protec tion whatever. ROCKAFELLER'S SCHEME. The Standard Oil Company Will Compete with CnrupgieH. Chlcagu, 111.. Dec. 6. The actual pur chasers recently of a large tract of land in the Calumet river region of South Chicago and the ultimate pur pope to which the property will be put leaked out yesterday. The Standard OH company and the Rockefeller bought $r00.000 worth of real estate from the Calumet Canal and Dock compnny, embracing .1.WI0 feet of dockage along Lake Michigan, the Calumet river and stop at the mouth of the river. Upon this land the Rockefeller Interests will build the lnrgest steel plant In the coun try, including blast furnuces, steel mil mills and mills for the manufacture of structural Iron. The total cost of the plant will be $10,000,000. This new en terprise will bring the Standard Oil company Into direct competition with the Carnegles. The Rockefellers already own great ranges of Iron mines in the Lake Su perior region nnd a fleet of steel steam ers which, will carry the ore to tho Calumet river. This lleet Is to be In creased next season. Building opera tions are to be commenced early next year. FIGHTERS IN TROUBLE All Sorts of Annoyances Follow the At tempts to Settle the Filzslm mons Sharkey Muddle. San Francisco, Dec. 6. Bob Fltzslm mons had a bout yesterday In Justice Uroesinger's court with a collector holding a judgment against the Aus tralian for t'JO) in favor of Jimmy Car roll. Sharkey's manager, Dan Lynch, was summoned as a witness, but when he appeared he was immediately placed on the stund In his own defense, an old debtor having garnisheed the $10,000 purse for a claim against Lynch of $1,400. Nothing was done In the Fit sinunons case, but Mr. Lynch was cross examined until he had tied himself up very neatly. He first declared he had no interest in the purse. Then he stat ed that In obedience to a request by Sharkey he had placed the $10,000 check in the hands of a gentleman from Mon tana for safe keelng. Tho court quick ly adjourned to Sharkey's sick cham ber, where the sailor's deposition was taken. Sharkey declared under oath that Lvnch still held the check and thet he (Sharkey) knew nobody from Montana. I'p to the hour of adjourn ment no trace of the mucbanld doc ument could be found. Sharkey Is improving rapidly and will be on the street within three days. Fitzslmous will reniain In the city until the courts determine who is en tiled to the purse. Julian claims to be accumulating evidence of crooked? work nnd promises to uncover a rascally Job to throw down the Australian and his backers. Incidentally It is rumored that Fitz slmmons wagered a considerable sum that Sharkey would last six rounds and Judging from the fight he put up this seems quite probable. All experts agree that the sailor was practically a goner in the first round nnd that Fltzsim mons had to be careful In order to avoid knocking him out in the fifth. OPPOSITION TO ALGER. Resident from His Own State Frown on His Cabinet Prospects. Canton, O., Dec. fi. After a week of the hardest work he has experienced for two months. Major McKinley enjoyed a day of thorough rest. The sun was bright, the skies clenr and tho tem perature agreeable. Major Mi-Kinle.v took a drive with Cidonel and Mrs. My ron T. Heriick in the morning and a walk In the afternoon. There were no caller of a political character. This evening Major McKinley was thorough ly rested nnd In the brightest of spirits. There will be a good ninny distin guished visitors nt Canton this week, though the number of congressmen will not be as large ns it has been. Michigan politicians who passed through Canton today are authority for the statement that General Alger will be opposed in his own stnte and that Mayor Pingree, ex-Senator Palmer and others may make a formal protest against his appointment to a position in the cabinet. It Is also stated that Influences In Michigan that are unfriendly to Gener al Alger will seek to have Senntor Sher man, whose opposition to him Is a mat ter of history, oppose his confirmation of his name, should It be sent to the senate as a cabinet officer. There is no doubt of the fact that while General Alger Is strongly urged for a cabinet position there is some opposition to him though the extent or source of I: has not yet developed. NO REST FOR HANNA. He Kpemli the Mnbbnth Receiving Cnllrrs. Washington. Dee. 6. Sunday was not a day of rest for Mark Hanna. He was kept busy receiving callers the greater portion of the day. This forenoon he took a drive with Senators Sherman and Proctor, and when he returned to the Arlington, he found numerous vis itors awaiting him. Among those who eall d and with whom he had conferences were Sena tors Burrows, of Michigan; Aldrlch and Piatt, of Connecticut; Representa tives Grosvenor, of Ohio; Cannon, of Illinois. He remained In the lobby of the hotel for an hour or so this even ing, and was, of course, the center of attraction, meeting many congressmen who thronged the lobby. He retired to his apartments at 8 o'clock, after seeing several newspnper men, to whom he said there was no news to communicate. An Old Story Abont Faulkner. Washington, Dee. 6 Senator Charles 3. Faulkner, of West Virginia, ?halrmn of the Democratic congressional committee In the recent campaign, was a?k-d toili.y about the report that be Intended to resign from the senate In order to take k position as counsel for a large corporaiton. He said there was nothing In It now, but two years ago that was his expectation. Bievcle Record Lowered. San Francisco. Dec. . At the Vele.lrome yesterday George Dixon and Chirles Kraft, of the Hay City Wheelmen, low ered the world amateur tandei,' record for Ave miles to 11.09, a cut of twenty t.ee onds. They rode unpaced with a flying start. GENERAL WEYLER'S TRAIL OF BLOOD The Campaign Is One of Ruthless and Wanton Slaughter. NO QUARTER IS GIVEN PRISONERS They Are Killed Like SheepHon orable Spaniards Are Horrified at His Work of Dctitructiou-.Trenih-crous Surprise of n Cuban Hoipitul. Wc) Icr's Next Edict. Key West. Fla., Dec. 6. rassengers who arrived last night from Havana give Interesting information as to the condition of affairs In Cuba. Feverish excitement prevails in Havana since the rumor spread that Weyler intend ed to return, announcing, as reported, that he hud pacilled the province of Plnar Del Rio, when it is a known fact that Macco remains, bidding defiance to all forces sent to crush him. The Spanish are bitter against Weyler's un successful effort and say his return will mean defeat. The ofliclul state ment of pacitlcution is ridiculed in the face of the number of rebels In the province and the activity displayed recently. Weyler has established heud quurters at Los Palaclos and sends col umns to sweep the country, leaving trulls of fire and blood. His Intentions appears to be to kill all Cuban pact ficos In the country. No quarter is given. All prisoners captured are killed on the spot. All who surrender ure also killed. The facts are posi tive. Honorable Spaniards are horri fied at such slaughter and destruction. Melgulos' reported victory was simply a treacherous surprise of a Cuban hos pital. Forty-five helpless inmates were slaughtered. Meantime the rebels nre displaying great activity all around. Wednesday night hey attacked Ar temisa, wounded a lieutenant, three sergeunts, three corporals, live pri vates and four civilians. It Is suld that under cover of the attack a body of four hundred insurgents crossed the line into Plnar Del Uio and lust night again attacked the trochu at Zuyas Station. The- details are unknown. INSURGENTS NEAR DE MELENA. It Is rumored that 1,500 Insurgents are encamped near Guira De Molenu, near the trocha. The leader Is un known. It is believed they will soon uttack and cross the line to re-lnforce Alaceo. When the rebels entered Gu ana Banncoa Tuesday night, after burning twenty-six houses and loot ing several stores, Including some in the center of the town, they announced that they would soon return, and cur ried out their threat, as Inst night the town was again attacked, several houses burned and others ransacked, despite the garrison had been re-ln-forced since the lust attack. These raids are causing un Immense sensa tion In Havana of the proximity nnd Importance of the place. The glares of fires are nightly seen in the city. It is said news has been received at the palace that Colonel A Idea had a serious encounter with Lacret at Pur gatorlo Hills, In Matanzas. The Span ish admit that they suffered a loss of seventy-five, but claim the victory, saying they killed 300 rebels. It Is re ported as soon us Weyler returns a delegation of Spanish planters will pe tition to be allowed to start grinding. In case of refusal they will cable to Madrid asking Weyler's recall. Among Spaniards 11 is considered significant that he received a curt message from the minister of war, saying, "Saiga op eiuciones" (that is, "Take the field.") WEYLER'S NEXT EDICT. Havana, Dec. 6. The Spaniards here say that General Weyler intends to Is sue a decree ordering every able bodied mun from 1H years to (!u to en list in the army and take the field against the Insurgents. This news has created such an ex citement anutig Cuban families that the number of young men who have joined the insurgent forces within the past few duys is greater than at any time since the beginning of the war. SKATING TRAGEDY. Ella Alpha, Blanche Bishop and Amcal Alpha Break Tbrt ugh Ice and Are Drowned at Hemlock Hollow. Special to the Seranton Tribune. Hawley, Dec. 6. A sad drowning ac cident occurred alout 4 itfdock Satur day afternoon at Hemlock Hollow, which Is seven miles from this place, and which brought grief to the home of a Mr. Alpha, who is the manufacturer of knife and salt boxes, und John Bishop, a farmer of that place. Ella saving the life of his son Oscar. But younger brother aged 13 years, and Blanche Bishop, while skating on Al pna's pond, broke through the ice and fell Into the water, which was sixteen feet deep. Mr. Alpha nnd his son, A meal, who Is aged 24 years, were at work near the scene of the accident und hurried to their rescue. Mr. Alpha succeeded in saving the life of his son Oscar. But his son, Ameal, who was an excellent swimmer, during his efforts to save the life of his sister Klla and Blanche Bishop, was overcome by the extreme coldness of the water, and all three were drowned. Their bodies were re covered about an hour afterward. POPULIST POW WOW. Middle of the Koad JMcu Will Con vene nt Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. G. Chairman Rosenhelmer. of the Peoples party state committee, has issued a call for a gen eral conference of Populists In this city Dec. 1. The call says It has been de monstrated that educational work by the People's party at the last election all but crystalized Its Ideas into law. Silver Republicans and all other r? formers are requested to participate In the conference. The middle of the road Populists be lieve that the call Indicates a move ment by which the Democrats hope to finally absorb the Populist party In the state. FIRST KITE TELEPHONE. Interesting Experiments Made nt Uayonne, Jf. J. Bayonne. N. J.. Dec. 6. William A. Eddy,. Dr. William H. Mitchell and Henry L. Allen sent the first kite tele phone and telegraph message in the world over a mid-air wire, sustained by three large kites at 9.35 p. m. last night. Morse sounder telegraph sig nals were also sent by means of a bat tery. The wire was carried aloft by the kites beyond three lines of trees, two roadwavs, one line of Are alarm telegraph wlres.one line of regular tele graph wires and a house. A red lan tern was attached to an end of wiia passing through a pulley, held at a height of about 500 feet, and paid out upward and beyond the Intervening obstacles. When the lantern had been carried over the line of Lexington ave nue. It was slowly lowered, carrying the wire with it to the earth, where Dr. Mitchell soon established ground con nections at each end of the wire when the first telephone message was received- by Mr. Eddy. Dr. Mitchell's voice was heard with perfect clearness. A telegraph signal by the usual Morse sounder was also successfully trans mitted. The tele-phone and telegraph signals were continued about an hour and -a half. The kites were sent up at 4.30 p. m., the telephone wire at 8 p. m. and both kites und wires were drawn In by 11.30 p. m. Delay was caused by two of the lowering lanterns falling about 500 feet, the lowering wire having broken owing to a jam in the pulley and by the wind, which was so light from the southwest thnt for a time the lifting force was insufficient. BRYAN WRITE SA BOOK. He Proposes to Preserve the Incidents of the Campaign of 1896 for Future Generations. Lincoln, Nev Dec. 6. It was lenrned yesterday that the title of W. J. Bry an's book is to be the "Urst Battle." In the preface he states his reasons for writing the book in the following words: "The campaign at ISM was a remarkable one. whether we measure It by the magnitude of the issues in volved, or by the depth of interest aroused. I have been led to under take the present work by a desire felt by myself and expressed by others to have the more Important Incidents of the campaign put Into permanent form for the convenience of those who have taken part in the contest and for the use of those who shall hereafter desire to review the struggle. "The amount of work done by the advocates of free coinage Is beyond computation, and the number of those who took an active part in the contest too great for enumeration. These fncts together with the difficulty of choosing between so many meritorious speeches have compelled me to limit the quotations to the addresses made and papers issued by persons standing In an official or semi-official capacity nnd to the principal speeches delivered by myself. I have added a brief his tory of the campaign, Including a de cision of the election returns and the significance thereof. It hus also been thought best to narrate the part taken by me in the silver agitation prior to the convention, and at the request of the publishers have Included a biogra phy, etc., written by Mrs. Bryan." It is understood that the publishers will Issue the book in the early part of January, MR. BAYARD DECLINES. He Will Not Accept the English Tcs timoninl. Washington, Dec. 6. Information has been received here that Ambassador Bayard has declined with many thanks the proposed testimonial which the London Daily Telegraph suggested should be raised by popular subscrip tion In England as a murk of appre ciation of his efforts to preserve good Will between the two countries. Mr. Bayard takes the ground that his position as ambassador would prevent his accepting any gift of the kind ro posed. Tills is in accord with the views which the state department held of Mr. Bayard'B probuble action In the mutter. WILL ENTERTAIN THE PRESIDENT. National Dcmoracy Have Invited the President lor Jackson's liirthdtiy. Chicago, Dec. 6. The local leaders of the National Democratic party are counting on the presence of President Cleveland at the Jackson birthday banquet which Is to take plaei? here on Jan. 8. A t'ormul letter of invltutiou hus been written by Chairman Good rich, of the committee of arrangements, and the least that Is expected In re turn Is a political letter to be read at the banquet. Ex-Mayor Hopkins, who recently snw the president, brought assurances thnt the president's uccoptancu was not nn improbability. WILL RESUME TOMORROW. Old Rolling Mill Lights I'p After n Long Period of Idleness. TUn nhl r.illinir mill rif the T.ackn wnn- na Iron and Steel company will re sume tomorrow morning. It h.us been idle for the better part of two years, and the resumption Is now a source of pleasure, as 175 hands will be givtn employment.' The rolls were changed Saturday and all the other details incidental to a preparation lor starting were attenu- ed to. Col. Fellows' III. New York, Dec. 0. The condition of Col onel Jolin it. Fellows has remained un changed UP to toniaht and the physicians Hie unable to hold out any hope lor hi recovery to hU feinlly. -. Sarah Kelly Killed. Honrsdule. Pa., Dec. 6. Sirah Tlii"h Kelly, known as the bard of Shanty llnl, and an ad'ilr.int before congress for the place of pi..'t laureate, was Instantly k'llrd today by being thrown from her carriage. Henry Wnttcrson Ilrturii". Louisville, Ky., Dec. n. Henry Watter Ron retiirncj to the city tonight after an alienee of Ight months ia Kuroitc. Tu nii;ht a dinner was given In his honor. .Mr. VVatterson will at or.ee ro' utile active charge of the Courier-Journal. Slcmtiiihip Arrivals. Nrw York, Dec. 6. Arrived: Ln Cham pagne, fiom Havre; Thlngvalla, from Siet. tin. Sailed: Schiedam, for Ampler lain; I'ahitia, for li -niliurg. Arrived out: La (!a''t:;ne, nt Ku"'e. S:'.ilsl for New York I.ucanla, from Ciucmstiwu. THE NEWS THIS JlOKNLNtu Weather Indications Today: Generally Fair; Southwest Winds. 1 Work of Congress Today. Wevlcr's Trail of Blood. Billv Bryan Writes u Hook. Fighters In Trouble. Urltinii Guiana lioundary Dispute. 2 (Local) Memorial Services to Deceased Klks. 3 (Local! Grave Charges Against Jurors. Law llreakers Henteiicea. Memorial Services to Deceased Elks (Continued). 4 Editorial. Casual Mention. Told by the Stars. 5 Scranton's Two New Pnstors. Armed Detectives Guarding a Mine, (Story) ?"Puss in Boots." 7 News of the Suburbs. 8 I'p and Down the Valley. Market and Stock HeportS, BRITISH GUIANA BOUNDARY DISPUTE It Will Form au Important Theme la the President's Message. AN AGREEMENT HIGHLY INFORMAL It is Believed That President Crespo und Advisers Have Given Full Ad hesion to tho Proposed Treaty. The Document Will Soon lie Laid Ucl'ore tlio Scuuto for Consldcrti tiou. ' Washington, Dec. 6. The probable assent of Venezuela to the proposed treaty of arbitration of the Hritlsh Oui ana boundary dispute through the good otlices of the I'nited States and the practical conclusion of a general arbitration convention between Great Hrltaln and the Cnlted States, It is stated, will form two of the most Im portant diplomatic announcements In the president's message to congress to morrow. What Is understood to be In nearly all essential particulars, a copy of the preliminary agreement entered into some weeks ugo between Secretary Olney nnd Sir Julian Pauncefote on the Venezuelan matter Is made public. The draft of the proposed treaty Itself, which the Venezuelan minister, Mr. Andrade, carried with him to Caracas to lay before his government, is more elaborate than this agreement. It starts with a preamble of considerable length and in that portion which refers to the fifty year occupation of terri tory in dispute embodies other points beside mere occupancy and political control which will be taken Into con sideration by the tribunal. These are expressed In technical terms which In ternutionul lawyers will understand, but which would not be readily com prehended by others. The lunguage of the agreement signed by Secretary Olney und Sir Julian Pauncefote is largely informal, as, for Instance, a blunt reference to the "King of Sweden," without any of the customary terms of courtesy and full titles. CABINET NOT DISSATISFIED. Advices received from Caracas do not beur out the Impression that the Vene zuelan cabinet is dissatisfied with the treaty or that Minister Andrade, who will shortly return to the United States, will bring with him the draft of a new treaty as modified by the Venezuelan authorities. Un the contrary, there are grounds for the belief that Presi dent Crespo and his constitutional ad visers have given their full adhesion to the proposed treaty. Under these circumstances, it will be signed by Mr. Andrade, representing the South Am erican republic, and by Sir Julian on the part of Great Hrltaln, after which the United States will drop out of the matter well satisfied to have been the medium of bringing the two countries together and of effecting a settlement of their long dispute through the peaceful channel of an international board of arbitrators. It was only in this way, It is stated on high authurlty, that such a conclu sion could have been reached, as dip lomatic relations between Venezuela and Great Hrltaln have long been sus pended and It was well known that her majesty's government would not con sent that Venezuela should have any voice In the selection of the board. While it Is entirely true that the ruti tlcution of the treaty must still de pend uiMin the will of the Venezuelan congress, no doubt Is felt that that body will indorse President Crespo's action. In regard to a general treaty of arbi tration between the United States and Great Britain it is stated that the president's message will show that the negotiations are practically concluded and that it will be the president's pleas ure within a few weeks at the utmost, to lay the treaty before the senate for Its consideration. It is substantially finished now, excepting a few matters of detail that are still the subject of correspondence, but respecting which there will be little If any uddltlonul de lay. BALDWIN VINDICATED. Evidence to Disprove That He Was Braced Up by Uncle John Wana. maker's Lucre. Connellsvlllc, Ta., Dec. (!. A sensa tional report that Clark T. Haldwin, one of tin; nietnbers-eltit to tne legis lature from this county, had received ISDO from John Wanainaker on u prom ise to vote for Wunumaker for United States senator, has brought forth nn ntlidavlt from Captain Edmund Dunn, of this place, who states that he, with others of lialdwin's supporters, con tributed the money to pay the candi dates election expenses, and denies positively that Mr. Wnnumuker or any of his agents had knowledge of tne transaction, or that It was paid to Haldwin for his vote. Captuln Dunn, In his af'ldavlt, says Haldwin was an avowed Wunaniaker supporter and had made a declaration to that etlect In writing curly in the campaign. A signed statement from Haldwin, de claring tliut he had received no mon.'y from Wunamaker or Dunn to Influence his vote. Is part of the ntliilavit. Captain Dunn rays he learned that Senator tjuny had sent, a reporter Into Fayette county to write up the story, nnd he felt called upon to make alli davlt In Justice to Mr. Wanainaker, EVANS TALKS FACTS. He Clnims That Scoundrels Con ducted Elect ions in Tcniicsce. Chattanooga, Tenn.. Dec. fi. At a meeting In this city of the Stnte Repub lican Editors association, ex-l represen tative If. Clay Evans. ex-United States Senator Wlllard Wnrner and H. II. Chase, Ktate department comman der of the Grand Army of the Kepubllc. delivered Fpeechos, taking as their theme, aliened election frauds In Ten nessee In Novenibr last and the pend ing gubernatorial contest. Evans charged that scoundrels who. If they had their deserts, would be hung to telegraph pules, were appointed oflicers of election nnd advised northern Im migrants and capital not to come south till the ballot Is purilled. Commander Case was loudly np plauded wherr he said: "We will get our rights only nt the point of our guns." The utterances have aroused many bitter comments. Hernld's Weather Forecast. New York, Dee. 7. Herald weather fore cast: In the middle states today, fair to partly cloudy weather will prevail, with frri!h westerly to southerly winds, and slightly lower, followed by slowly rising temperature, and possibly by rain or snow In the western or lake districts: and snow Tuewlay, probably fulr and colder wrath, er, with southwest to westerly dnds,lire ccded by possibly some preciplli Hie coaBt. HEM'S A IS1 GOOD, Note the following for this week: 10 pieces 40-Inch All-Wool Tweeds In Gr-ys und Hrowns. strictly 50- 9t5r cent goods. This week 10 pieces 3S-lnch Silk and Wool Mix- J rin tures, 39-eeiit goods. This week.. w 15 pieces Changeable Glace Suitings, 40 Inches wide, have lieen selling OR, ut 43 cents. This week's price.... 12 pieces All-Woo! Suitings in Mixed Jaequard effects. 40 Inches wide. This week's price Regular value, 48 to 60c. 8pleces Silk and Wool Plaids Itetter goods than usually sold at 60 cents. As the above lots are nut large, earljr buyers get the benefit. Specially low prices on nil our Fine and Medium Priced Dress Patterns for this week. 510 AND 512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE Always Busy. Holiday I3P6 Slippers and Shoes, Sensible Pres ents. Every Department Complete. OPEN EVENINGS. m9 114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE. Your old Silver Knives and Forks when you can buy Rogers' 12 Pwt. Knives and Forks for $2.75 per do2en at Welcheb, 408 Spruce Street; and great reductions on ' all other goods. 408 Spruce St. NEAR DIME BANK. MTMEY3 BMHiaS Atlantic Leari tacii 'Ztec, tamei Paints, Carriage Paints, iMs9 Pore Colors; Wood FmlsSi, Crockett's Preservative. Ready Mixed Tinted Qloss Paints, Strictly Pure l,ln$eed Oil, Guaranteed DRESS 0 ; tow AWAY