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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 189.
TWO CENTS A COrY
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Kriss
Kr I ogle's
Headquarters
Have been established at the
GLOBE
WAREHOUSE
And his Yule Tide treasures are
scattered throughout the ureat
main floor In endless profusion. Of
course, it cotts to take them home
with you, but not nearly as much
ns you'd expect to pay elsewhere,
because Globe Warehouse prices
prevail in all departments.
What Have We Got?
Why, almost everything you can
think of.
For Example
There are toys for the little ones,
including Dolls, Dolls' Furniture,
Dolls' t'arrlaKes and Dolls' House
keepliiK Outllts. Then we show an
endless line In Iron and steel toys,
such as Trains, Waifons. steam
boats. Mechanical Toys, Skin Toys,
representing most of the animal
kingdom. Tool Chests. ltlack-
boards, Soldiers' I'niforms, Mail
Carts, and no end of other attrac
tive tliliurs siiKSest the sure find
ing of what yon want for the chil
dren In our vast stocks.
Our collection forms a notable art
display, the equal of which has sel
dom been seen in this city. You are
invited to Inspect them at your
leisure when you'll discover from
the tlsure marks that high urt
never was lower prictd.
Glassware, Etc,
Venetian fflass In Its lovely hues
and many forms, cut crystal In the
exquisite brilliancy. Bohemian
plans, etc. Also muny tit-bits In
tine china that are worth looking;
after, besides the many odds and
nils that come under the bending
of bric-a-brac.
ier
PS
Includes Toilet Sets In fancy boxes
In a score of different styles. Shav
ing Sets, SmokiniT Sets, Work
Hoxes, Draught Screens, Tabor
ettes. Hook Cases, Fancy Center
and Flower Tables, Fancy Chairs
for children, fancy worn In gener
al. Including Tidies, Head llests.
Cushions, etc.
In every conceivable wenve, make
and finish, singly or In fancy boxes
of three, six or twelve. Also Neck
wear, Oloves, Feather and Fur
Unas. Collars nnd Collarettes, and
the hundreds nf trinkets and use
ful articles to be found In a first
class notions department, such as
ours is.
Umlbreilas
Are always an acceptable gift. No
other stock such as ours in the city,
and nowhere else where eijual val
ues prevail. 1
And Silks. Our stock In these de
partments Is so well Known that
little need be said. All the latest
novelties await your Inspection,
nnd we offer them at close of sea
son prices.
Are among the sensible gifts that
prevail at this season. Cut prices
are now in order, but the stock has
in no way suffered from the in
roads of heavy buying, as we have
kept It up to high water mark by
continual buying.
Sewing MacMics
We offer the best machine on the
market for less than half what the
same thing identically can be
bought for through regular dealers.
Glove machines are fully guaran
teed by the masers and by us,
therefore you know that the guar
antee is good. $19."i0 buys the best,
with all attachments, but you may
go as high as $22.90 If you want
extra drawers and linishings.
Fall Christmas Display
NOW OPEN.
.GLOBE
GENERAL MACEO
WAS ASSASSINATED
Lured Into Ambush by One of His Own
Stall.
MAXIMO ZERTUCHA THE TRAITOR
The Crowning Act of Hnrbarity in
Simiu's Inhuman Wnrfare;cncral
Weyler Kendily Consents to l'uy a
Price for the Death of the Cuban
I.LnderBntchcred in Cold Hlood.
New York, Deo. 13. The Sun today in
a special dispatch from Havana pub
lishes the following account of the as
sassination of General Maceo:
Havana, Dec. 9, via Key West, Dec.
12. A commissioner from the insurg
ent camp came to Havana this morn
ing and brought news to the Cuban
junta here that Antonio Maceo, I'an
cho Gomtz, and othed members of the
staff of Maceo had been assassinated
by the Spaniards In accordance with a
plan contrived through Dr. Maxlmu
Zertucha, by the Manpiis of Ahumada,
second in command or Segundo Cabo of
the captain generalcy of the Island of
Cuba. The ddegute of the Junta In Ha
vana was very much surprised at this
startling statement. He knew by a
communication he received from Ma
ceo on the 5th that the Cuban leader
had passed the trocha safely on the 4th.
That same day the rumor spread in
Havana that the trocha had been
forced by the Cuban leader, and next
day it was said for the tlrst time In
the city that Maceo hud been killed In
an encounter with the forces of Major
Cirujeda. As the Cuban delegate had
no news of that encounter, and as the
last word he had received from Maceo
was proof that he was alive the day
before, the delegate sent a dispatch to
New York emphatically denying the
report of Maceo's death.
STOKY OF THK MURDER
What the junta knows about Muceo'g
murder Is the following:
F.arly in November Maceo received a
mysterious message which appeared to
come from the Marquis of Ahumada,
with full authority from General Wey
lcr personally. Nothing was written,
the message was only verbal.
"You know what you risk," said Ma
ceo to the messenger. 'Any man com
ing to my ramp to bring and proposal
of peace which Is not based on the full
Independence of the Island of Cuba can
be sure of being hanged."
"1 know it," was the answer, "and I
come to offer you an Interview with the
Marquis of Ahumada, to arrange the
terms for the evacuation of the island
by the Spunlsh troops."
At this conference only Rrlgadler
Mlro, chief of the staff of Maceo, was
present.
"Well." answered Maceo, "go and tell
the Marquis of Ahumada that I will
consider the thing and give him an
answer.
Maceo Immediately gathered his staff,
and explaining the situation, asked the
opinion of his subordinates.
llrlgadler Mlro expressed his belief
that the whole thing waB a scheme of
the Spaniards to catch Maceo In a trap.
Hut Dr. Maximo Zertucha tried to con
vince the Cubun leader that it was
wise to meet tin- Marquis of Ahumada,
as the llnancial situation of Spain
clearly Indicated thut the Spanish
army would soon have to abandon the
light. Though Maceo was satisfied
that the situation of Spain Indicated a
coining crisis he accepted the views of
Mlro and resolved to wait, thinking It
strange that the tlrst proposals for
peace should be made to him and not to
General Gomez. Maceo was a very
modest and unambitious man, ami as
brave as he was faithful to his superi
ors. Without first knowing the opin
ion of General Gomez he would never
enter into any kind of treaty.
When this first attempt of the Span
ish failed, Weyler returned to Havana
to confer with the Marquis of Ahu
mada. This Is the explanation of the
sudden return of the butcher to the
capital after he started to 1'innr Del
ltio to take personal command of the
Spanish forces with the promise that
before his return the revolution should
be crushed. He brought with him to
Pinar Del Wo Senor liarrera, the chief
of police of Havana, because he was
sure that Maceo was going to fall into
the trap and that he would be able to
catch the Cuban general alive. Senor
liarrera's mission as chief of police was
to carry Maceo to Havana as a com
mon criminal, bound hand and foot.
Success was belli veil to be sure nt the
time by nil the Intransigent Spaniards
here, who rejoiced beforehand at the
expected event. That a trap was
planned In the palace was rumored
among them, and had their highest ap
proval. CAMPOS SPt'IINED THE OFFEU.
It Is known that when Captain Gen
eral Martinez Campos returned to
Havana from Hayaino, after the bat
tle of Pcralejo. some Spaniards in the
capital suggested to him to pay a large
sum of money to some traitor In the
Cuban ranks to assassinate Gomez or
Maceo.
"Even two millions of dollars," was
said to Campos, "could be paid for the
lives of those two men. Without them
the revolution will fall completely in
a short time, and the revolution will
cost Spain hundreds of times that."
"if you propose that scheme to me
seriously," answered Martinez Campos
to the Spaniard who spoke in the name
of the others,"you are not a patriot and
you are not a gentleman. I prefer to see
Spain In the abyss of defeat rather
than to stain my conscience and my
name with such a crime."
The suggestion was never made again
to Campos, but as soon as Weyler land
ed It was renewed to him. Weyler ac
cepted with joy. and aimed at Gomez
as his first victim, but Gomez is a very
suspicious man. and permits to ap
proach him only those in whom he has
full confidence. The only way of as
sassinating Gomez Is In the middle of
an engagement by one of his own
troops, but then the traitor risks being
seen and torn to pieces by the patriots.
AVhen Maceo invaded the province
of Pinar del Rio for the second time
the second attempt at his assassination
was planned, and Maximo Zertueha,
the surgeon, was found as the traitor
to carry out the crime. First liarrera,
the chief of police, sueceded In com
municating with Zertucha. Afterward
the traitor had communications with
the Marquis of Ahumada. through Col
onel Tort, who before the war was an
intimate friend of Zertucha, and to
whom, as arranged previously, the
traitor surrendered yesterday in San
Felipe.
The record of Zertucha' life is full
of treasons and acts of dishonor. What
Is inexplicable Is how Maceo kept him
on his staff for such a long time, not
withstanding all the warnings given
him against the man. But Maceo was
very noble and Zertucha a great hypo
crite. Maceo always said that some
Continued on Page 2.
MORGAN IN CONTROL.
He Represent the Majority of Stock
in the New 'ork Central.
New York. Dec. 13. J. Pierpont Mor
gan, it was said In a report published
today, represents a majority of the
stock of the New York Central and
Hudson River Railway company und
will soon crowd out the Vanderbilt in
terest from the management. Chaun
cey M. Depew was descrilied as intend
ing to resign the presidency of the road
and go as ambassador to England un
der Mr. McKlnley'8 administration.
Mr. Depew said to a representative
for the New York Times today: "The
Vanderbllts have not had a controlling
interest in the New York Central stock
since isso. when William H. Vanderbilt
sold $:tu.U0fl.UUO in stock to Knglish
buyers represented by the Morgan
house. Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt thought
that the ownership of a majority of the
shares of the compan by one person or
family would be to the detriment of the
property.
"Though the public used and profited
by the railroad It would be more likely
to complain of one than many owners.
It was deemed advisable to diffuse the
ownshlp among many -persons and
there is now lo.OOO stockholders.
"To return to Mr. Morgnn, he came
into the board with Cyrus Field, whom
he nominated In 1RS0, when the English
sale ot shares was made, Mr. Morgan's
house continued to represent the Eng
lish shareholders. His advice in the
management has. been invaluable. He
Is a great upholder of credit and his re
lations with other roads and with the
banking world makes his counsel, it is
said invaluable, just as the Vander
bilt's are InvaluaLle with their. Knowl
edge of railroad management.
"Mr. Morgan's relations with the
Vanderlillts and with the company are
up to this minute precisely v hat they
have been for a long time, and the cor
dial co-operation will continue to ex
ist. Since the sale of $:UU0.000 to Eng
lish investors, the capital stock of the
company has been Increased from $S9.
OUO.ouu to $100,isHl.00O. The English have
not increased proportionately."
As for ambassador to England or sec
retary of state, or any other position In
the administration, Mr. Depew said he
had not been offered any, and conse
quently it was of no use for him to say
what he would do.
SPAIN'S DEFENDER,
Jeff Brown, ol Key West, Explains How
It Might Be Possible That Maceo
Was Killed in a Fair Fight.
Jacksonville. Fla., Dec. 13. Jefferson
R Drown, of Key West, a gentleman
who keeps In thorough touch with the
Cuban news, does not believe that Ma
ceo was murdered under a flag of truce.
Mr. Browne, who was at the Hotel la
clfic last night, enroute home from
Galveston. Tex., said:
"No, I do not believe he was mur
dered, for several reasons. In the first
place, Maceo Is no fool, and would not
have been led into ambush on a pre
text of negotiating a treaty of peace
with Generul Ahumada; second, In
command of the Spanish army of Cu
ba, und hence not authorized to con
duct so i'nportaiit a negotiation. Ma
eo also knew that he had no right, be
ing second in cninpiand himself, to con
duct such negotiations, it being in th!
province only of the commauder-ln-chiel
of the Imil'geiit sforces, Maximo
Gomez Is the only person w ho should
handle such a subject.
"If we analyze we fuel that, first. It
was repcrted that Maceo was dend.
The Spanlaids laimed he was dead;
they were not thoroughly convinced of
it, while the Cubans denied the truth
of the report and said it was only an
other Spanish lie. They did not know
then that he was dead. After huvlnsr
learned that he wan really dead, how
did they learn of the circumstances
surrounding his death except from
some one who was acquainted with the
fact.". Who was that man. Dr. Zer
tucha. the otdy one whi. escaped the
Spanish bullets. Yet they deny -r-lucha's
version because he surrendered
to the Spaniards and because they did
not like him.
"I think that Maceo endenvored to
cross the trocha by land, and finding
that he could not do so without great
peril, concluded to go around it by
water that he happened to fall into the
hands of a detachment of Spanish
troops, and he was slain fairly and
honestly.
"You will remember that when Marti
was killed at the beginning of the war
a similar story was set afloat as to how
he met his death, Spanish treachery
being charged. If the Spaniards are
callable of such treachery as has been
charged, then certainly Maceo, who
had had the best of opportunities to
study their war methods and charac
ter, would not have trusted himself
Into their hands with a view to doing
something that neither he nor the man
alleged to have made the Invitation,
was authorized to do."
- - .
DUCKS ARE IN DANGER.
The President Departs on n Periodi
cal Nlionting Trip. .
Washington, D. C, Dec. 13. President
Cleveland ctnrted off on another duck
shooting expedition this evening. This
time he will lie the guest of the Annan
dale club on Its preserves In South
Carolina. The Journey to Georgetown.
S. C. will be made by railway, and the
president V 111 reach there some time
tomorrow, preceding then In a light
house tender to the club house on Win
yah bay.
Mr. Cleveland vr,s accompnnied by
his old sporting companions Captain
Roblcy D. Evans, of the navy: Captain
8. I!. Ivimb rion, also a naval officer,
and Major Robert O'Neill, an army sur
geon and the Washington physician of
the Cleveland family. Sevtral years
ago the president visited the Apnnndal.
cluli. On his urrival at Georgetown
he was given a public reception, but
this tl-.ne he will avoid a repetition of
that honor.' The president will return
about the end of the Week.
Denth of Dr. MrCniiley.
Haltlmore, Dec. 13. Rev. Dr. James A.
MeCauley, one of the best known clergy
men of the Methodist Episcopal church,
tiled last night at his home In this city,
aited 74 years. In lx2 Dr. .MeCauley was
elected president of Dickinson college,
Carlisle, Pa., and remained in that posi
tion for sixteen years, the longest period
any president that college ever served.
(old Hugs Rebuked.
Omaha. Neb.. Dec. 13. The aristocratic
organization of Omaha, the Jaeksoniau
dub. last night dropped from tbe rolls
nil Democrats who refused to support Ut v
an in the recent campaign. The list In
cludes all prominent federal otllee holders
In Nebraska.
Attempted to llcnt the Train.
Maysville. Ky.. Dee. 13. .ohn Willett,
ngeil 21. and Koe Hall, ageu 2i, farmers,
were struck and killed by k passenger
train In this city yesterday afternoon.
They had attempted to beat the train to
a crossing
FORECAST OF THE
WEEK IN CONGRESS
Papers That Will Be laid Before tbe
House.
CUBAN AFFAIRS TO THE FRONT
Discussion of the Death of Maceo In
dicnles a Sentiment in Favor of the
lusurgculs-.The Dinglcy Bill May
lie Couhidcred Again nnd Military
Appropriation Hill Probably lie
Pound on the Calendar.
Washington, Dec. 13. Among the pa
pers that will lie laid before the house
tomorrow, will be the documents in the
matter of the contest by Alexis Benoit
for the seat from the Fifth Louisiana
district for the present term of the
Fifty-fourth eoncress, for which Mr.
C. J. Uoatner holds a certificate as the
result of a special election held Novem
ber 3 last. Messrs. Uoatner and lle
nolt were opponents at the election In
1X1)4. at which time Mr. Uoatner re
ceived a certificate for the full term.
Itut he was unseated last spring as the
result ot a contest by Ilenoit. The
house, however, refused to give the
contestant the seat for the reason that
while Mr. Hoatner's election was In
valid for intimidation and fraud Mr.
ltenolt did not receive a BUtticlent num
ber of votes to warrunt the house in de
claring him elected. So they tried It
over again last month and now Mr.
Henoit asks the house to review the
election,
Cuban affairs are also likely t come
to the front at any moment. Mr. Al
len, who the other day called up the
Dlngley bill, will do so again .When a
favorable opportunity offers itself.
In the house of representatives to
morrow is District of Columbia day un
der the rules.
The bill defining the rights of the
purchasers of the franchise and prop
erty of the Atlantic and Pacific Rail
road company sold under forclosure of
the mortgage authorized by the act of
1ST1, will come up, probably on Tues
day. It Is within the power of the
house under the conditions now pre
vailing to give as much time as may be
desired to the consideration of this
measure.
The military appropriation bill Is ex
pected to be on the calendar in time
for discussion Wednesday and the
legislative, executive and Judicial bill
by Thursday. It Is among the proba
bilities that adjournment for the holi
day, recess will be taken on Friday.
The subject was discussed by the Re
publican members of the committee on
ways and means Saturday, but no con
clusion was reached. The reeess.when
iver it begins, Is expected to extend
until Monday or Tuesday after New
Year's Day.
DISCUSSING MACEO'S DEATH.
Little else was discussed In Wash
ington ' todiiy among diplomats and
politicians but the tragic death of In
surgent General Maceo. The senti
ment here among all classes is decid
edly with Insurgents and expressions of
sympathy were heard on all sides for
the ultimate success of the Cuban
cause.
The subject of Maceo's death will be
brought up In congress tomorrow, most
probably In the senate, where several
resolutions recognizing Cuban bellig
erency ure pending. It Is less ditltcult
to bring the subject up there than In
the house, where the rules restrict ac
tion. Chairman Hitt. of the house for
eign affairs committee, was not In a
position tonight, he said, to discuss the
subject of Maceo's death. The news
was too conllictlnir und indefinite, and
he was In favor of waiting until the
details of the circumstances assuming
that Maceo is dead. Is received through
the rnlted States ofllclal channels.
Mr. Hitt, because of bis prominent
position, Is cautious, and he voices the
general sentiment of the conservative
element ill both parties. There Is in
both branches of congress a large num
ber who are ready to recognize Cuban
belligerency whether thr Maceo Inci
dent proves correct or not.
Senator lilanchard, of Louisiana, rep
resents this element when he declared
tonight that he was read' at any time
to vote for a resolution recognizing
either the In inherency of the Cubans,
or. better still, their independence.
Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, said
the mendacious character of the news
of Cuba for the past six months and
Its utter unreliabletiess, prevents him
from expressing any opinion.
"Nobody knows," he declared with
emphasis, "whether Maceo Is dead or
olive. If dead how he met his death, or
any of the essential details upon which
to base un intellgent opinion and un
til I do I will not speak as to what
ought to be done or Indicate how I will
act."
Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, abl
he would vote to enter the protest of
this government against the manner I
of warfare being carired on In Cuba,
and Mr. McMillan, of Tennessee, and
llerry, of Kentucky, favored some ac
tion by the government which would
show to the world that the I'nlled
States did not stand Idly by and by Its
silence approve of the methods of the
Spanish government against Cuba. It
Is not believed that a resolution to In
vestigate the manner In which Maceo
met his death will be offered in con
gress, even Cuban symoathlers do not
think such a mater in within the power
of this government, ns Maceo Is a
Spanish subject and his death. If dead,
occurred on Spanish soil; but it will
be within the province of the I'nlted
States consul general at Havana to in
stitute such inouiries und for congress
to call for and net upon his report.
The matter will doubtless take tills
course.
BOOTBLACK RUNS AMUCK.
rdwnrd llrooks Shoots Five Persons,
One Fatally.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 13. Edward llrooks,
a colored bootblack, aged 17, ran amuck
last night with a revolver In his hand
and shot five persons, one fatally. He
started on the east side of the city by
shooting two colored men, Inflicting
flesh wounds. Leaving them he tried
to shoot a woman, but the pistol failed
to work. He then took a street car and
went to the Bant 1st Tabernacle where
he shot two more colored men, one In
the leg and the other In the arm. Go
ing a mile farther he went to a house
where a dance given by colored people
was In progress, and shot another man,
killing him instantly. . The name of the
dead man in Alexander Wall.
Brooks was catitured bv thn .,n.,
Just as he was In the act of shooting
anoiner man. ine ineory Is that
llrooks is crazy.
Selection of ltcv. Qnlglry Approved
Rome, Dee. 13. The Pope tins approved
of the selection of the Rev. James K.
Qulgley, L). V., to be bishop of Buffalo,
N .
SENATORIAL
CHARLES EMORY SMITH.
Charles Emory Smith was born In Mans
field, Conn., in 1842. Seven years later his
parents removed to Albany and he re
ceived his education In the public school:!
In that city and at I'nlon college. During
the war he rendered valuable service on
the staff of General Rathbone. His Jour
nalistic career began at the age of lti. and
in isiia he became editor of the Albany Ex
press. He occupied various editorial po
MOTLEY ON THE TARIFF
President-elect Believes That a Bill
Should Be Passed That Cannot Be
Harm.d by the Tinkers.
Canton, O., Dec. 13. After a week of
creat activity. Major McKinley enjoyed
a restful Sunday. He walked to church
In the morning and later on he called
ul his mother's, where he remained to
dinner. There will be a number of vis
itors of wide reputation this week, nnd
among them will be Mr. Hanna. It Is
believed he has made up his mind to
go Into the cabinet if offered a place
as he doubtless will be. There Is no
probability, however, that the two
daces In the cabinet, the pivotal places,
as It were, thut of secretary of slate,
and secretary of tho treasury, will be
lllled before the middle of January.
Major McKinley Is giving the problems
which confront him due consideration,
and he will not permit himself to be
hurried. The New York situation Is
a complicated one and may be solved
by the selection of two cabinet olllcers
from that state, one a man to whom
l'latt Is friendly and one particularly
acceptable to the original McKinley
men. C. H. Pdlss. Andrew D. White,
Horace Porter, Stewart I,. Woodford
and J. S. Fassett are the names most
frequently heard here when the New
York situation Is under discussion. One
tiling is certain, nnd that Is that no
one In New York state has yet been
offered n cabinet portfolio.
Candidates for other than cabinet
places are beginning to manifest them
selves in Canton. William H. Ilann,
of Ohio, is an active candidate for the
Important position of commission of
pensions.
Visitors to Canton who have talked
with Major McKinley about turiff legis
lation indicate that he Is not in favor!
of an extreme measure of any sort and
that he Impressed upon those congress
men with whom he discussed the mat
ter the Idea that no bill will do, that
shall not be fair, thurough and so ade
quate that with a little revision from I
time to time, it will stand for ten or
twelve years and give the country an
era of normal prosperity and freedom
from tariff agitations.
SPENT HIS LIFE IN SOLITUDE.
Death of a -Man WIminc Disappointed
Life Made Him Kceciilric.
llrazil, Ind Dec. 13. George Reed,
one of the most eccentric nu n In this I
state, has died at his home in the south
ern part of the county. He was 71)
years old. and had spent his life in sol
itude, living most of the time alone ill
a little cottage on one of his farms.
Dissapointed in love In bis younger
days created In him a hatred for wo
men, and he frequently asserted that a
woman or a goose could never live on
his farm. His wealth is estimated at
over $."0,()00 In real estate, und It is be
lieved that he left considerable money
buried near his house, us he always
concealed his monev In this wav in
preference to risking it in the banks.
He had not had his hair cut for
twenty rears, and It hung in heavy
masses over his shoulders. No will has
yet been discovered, und it Is believed
he died without bequeathing his for
tune to anyone, notwithstanding he
has several relatives living. Ills only
companions through life were a num
ber of dogs.
Work for Two Hundred Men.
Klnilra, N. Y Dec. 13.-The Window
Glass works at IClmlni Heights will re
sume operations tomorrow morning after
an Idleness of several months. Over 210
men will be employed.
Atlnntn Welcomes Hrynn.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. IX The general as
semlily yesterday by a rli lng vol extend
ed a eordlnl welcome to Hun. William J.
Hryan on t lie occasion of his approaching
visit to Georgia.
T1IK NEWS THIS M0KMN(i.
Weather Indications Today:
Cloudy; Cooler Wlnd.
1 General Maceo Was Assassinated.
Congress Will Have u Spirited Week.
2 Secretary Reeder's Biennial Report.
Wall Street Review and Markets.
3 (Local Anniversary Sermon at Elm
Park by Rev. W. H. Pearce.
Compressed Coal Dust as Fuel,
4 Editorial.
Casual Mention,
5 (Local) Stabbing Affray at' Penn Ave.
nue and Center Streets.
Popular Volunteer Olllcers to Leave
Scrunton.
8 Reminiscences of Conductor Harding.
7 Suburban Happenings.
News Up and Down the Valley.
POSSIBILITIES.
sitions while a resident of New York, and
was appointed a regent of the l.'nlverslty
of that state. In l!f7t he was a delegate
to the Republican national convention,
and four years later he went to Philadel
phia anml became edltor-ln-ehlef of the
Press. With both voice and pen he ren
dered service to his party, and in 181)0 he
was appointed minister to Russia as u re.
ward.
CONDITION OF THE RACERS
Hale and Rice Seemed to Have Suffered
Little from the Strain Reading and
Forster In a Bad Way.
New York, Dec. 13. "Teddy" Hale,
although somewhat stiff and pore to
day, did not seem much the worse for
winning tho championship of the world
in a six days' bicycle race. When he
spoke, however. It was apparent that
the clear smoke in the Garden has done
its work.
As soon ns he could get away from
the scene of the race Saturday night,
Hale was taken to a bathing establish
ment, where he was massaged and al
lowed to sleep fourteen hours at Inter
vals, the longest period being live
hours. During tb? race he had only
eight hours sleep. Ills appetite was
enormous every day of the rave, us wus
also that of Rice, who complained that
his trainers were trying to starve him.
Hale's managers calculations show
that the winner traveled just thirty
five miles more Hum his final score of
l.'.UO miles arid S hips, and that by leav
ing the track for the short races he lost
about sixty-eight miles. On this fig
uring Hale would very likely have es
tablished a record of over 2.0'M1 miles
had he adopted different tactics.
' Starting tomorrow Hale will begin
an engagement at one of the local va
riety thi .iters. Tbe other members of
th" foreign party will go either to Hal
tlmore or Washington and then on a
tour of the cities. The proposed Aus
tralian tour has been abandoned ow
ing to the success of Hale. v
Rice, the Wilkes-l'.iirre machinist.
who finished second to Hale, was as
strong as a lion today nnd In condl
tlon. he said, to ride a fifty-mile race
in fast time. He returned to the Put
nam house early In the morrlng a'ter
a visit to a Turkish bath, during
which he slept for four nnd a half
hours at Intervals. His appetite was
something remarkable. He suffered
very little during the race, physically,
and lost onlv one pound during the
week. His mind wandered n bit to
wards the close of the race, but he Is
nil ri'jht now. The lack of attention
Monday and Tuesday destroyed his
chances for first prize. Practlcolly he
might as well have had no attention nt
nil. on Wednesday when ho was In
such bud condition, Michael Hreslin
went to his assltance and brought hlin
around all rlirht and keot him In con
dition until the arrival of Harry Pump,
bell, from Wilkes-llarre. Campbell
said today that Rice had trained very
little for the race. "Ill fact." said he.
"all the training he did wus to work
on his bicycle until 11 o'clock every
night during the week before the race.
He built the machine he rode."
This was Rice's first long rare, al
though In ISH2 he started in one, but
was forced to quit. He believes- now
that with the experience gained in I his
race be could cover ..000 miles within
six days. He says he would like lo
race nguinsl Hale aain, and could get
plent) of backiii! if the Irishman
wishes a match. The Wilkes-1 Sai nt
man will leave fur home Wednesday
Reading, of Nebraska, was in a bad
way today. His knees were swollen,
and he was suffering from a cold.
Ilnrrv Maddux was in fine condition
after the long ride.
Foi-sti r probably suffered more than
nn of the others. His face showed the
strain under which he hud labored.
Schock was not put out In the least
by his efforts.
The prize winners nnd the four men
who failed to land within the first
eleven, will received their rt wards nt
noon tomorrow In the Hotel Uartholdl.
Mileage of Itnilrnnd.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec, 13. A section of
the forthcoming report of the state
bureau of railways shows the total mile
age of railroads In this state to be D.Tiil.SD,
an Increase of 32.1s for the year. The
railway mileage of Pennsylvania Is 5.2 per
cent, of the entire mlleane of the coun
try. The Increase In tnllenuc since IS!;:
hus been comparatively trifling.
ilas Fnctorv Resumes.
Elwood. lad., Dec. 13.-The I'nlted Win
dow Glass factory at Orestes resumed op
erations yesterday, furnishing employ
ment to ',') hands. It has been idle tlx
months.'
Steamship Arrivals.
Nw York. Dee. 13. Arrived: lucania,
from Liverpool; Laltomgogne, from Ha
vre; St. Louis, from Southampton. Ar
rived out: Lt Ilretsgne, at Havre. Sailed
for New York: Etrurla. from Queens
town. Righted: .:inreliim, from Am
sterdam, passed Rpiichy Head; Kensing
ton, from Antwerp for Now York, passed
the Lizard..
Herald's Weather Forecast.
N'fW York. Dec. 14. In the Middle states
today, partly cloudy to fair, colder weath'T
will prevail, possibly preceded by light
rain on the coasts, with fresh southwest
erly winds, followed In the western dis
tricts by rain, which may reach the sea
board tonight, on Tuesday, partly cloujy
to cloudy weather will prevail, with n
plow rise of temperature, followed by rain
and fresh to brisk southwest and south
erly winds becoming dangerous on the
roust with the pasisitge of the western
storm.
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