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SCRANTOX, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2i. 1896. TWO CENTS A COPY W cou PTT CTean up everything In Holiday Goods; that was next thltiK to un Im possibility, ami we didn't expect it. Now, however, the balance must go, ami we won't be u bit particular us to price. oooooxooooooo ooo Brie-a-Brac, Fancy Guols, Crystal Mto KverythiiiK I" f :'t that we bought (or the Holiday trade. ooooooooopooooooo Take-'em-Away Prices Prices that you'll scarcely fed, ow Iny to their lit tli-tu-ss; prices that will enable people of moderate means to Ket 11 world of prettlness in their homes for less money than It took to make the urticles bought. ooooooooooooooooo Slangier ooooooooooooooooo Cloak Weather this, surely. Cloak bargain time also. All the goods offered below are full Winter weights, und better finished garments never came from the tailor's workshop. As to styles, when we say they're up-to-date, you tun safely take our word for it. W Children's Coats, heavy Tweed mixtures, worth $3.u. Sale Price, $1.29 BO Children's Coots, strong, warm school garments, sizes G to 12, pretty cloths and patterns, worth 1.1..V). Sale Price, $1.98 50 Children's stylish fur trimmed Coats, tan mixtures, sizes 6 to 12, were H.So. Sale Price, $2.98 SO Children's Jackets, high neck, deep storm collar, very Heavy and strictly line wool, sizes 4, 6 und 8, value $3.50. Sale Price, $1.49 63 Ladles' Fine Kersey Coats, navy or black, sizes 32 to 42. a thoroughly good and stylish garment, exception ally good value for tti.UO. Sale Price, $4.29 50 Ladles' Kersey Conts, Inlaid vel vet collars, superbly tailored, choice quality, a record breaker for IG.D0. Sale Price, $4.69 23 French Coney Capes, finely matched skins, nicely finished. So Inches deep, extra sweep, worth $8.50. Sale Price, $4.98 !" extra fine Kersey Jackets, black only, a superb garment that has sold this season for $12. Sale Price, $6.49 ooooooooo oooooooo t These are but price hints. The whole Clodk stock is at your service at the same price ratio. ooooooooooooooooo QLOBE WAREHOUSE m DOLAN'S CHARGES ARE GROUNDLESS The Truth of His Statemeots Is Ques tioned. STINEMAN AND MITCHELL TALK They ley the Allegation that Mr. Quay's Dinner Witt Tamed Into a 1'oliticul MeetingThe Uolan Blast Did Not, It is Alleged, Contnia a Statement Thit Was CorrectCoa. tc slants (fathering at llurrisburic. Harrlslmrg. Pa.. Dec. 2S. The fight fur Senator Cameron's place Is now on in earnest and the battle will con tinue until the legislature declares Its choice. Senator Thomas, of Philadel phia, Is again In charge of the Penrose headquarters at the Lochiel hotel and Penrose pictures have made their ap pearance on every side. Wanamaker headquarters will be established on Thursday and the Business Men's league will open their headquarters on Walnut street, about the same time. lit prcsentatlvcs lirintoii and' Carson, the Franklin county members, were at the Luclilel tonight and declared for Wanamaker. During the rest of the wet k there will be a sharp lining up of the rival forces. Tonight Senator Stlnemun, of Cum bria,, denied the truth of Thomas no Inn's statement that Senator Quay at the dinner In Washington had made hii effort to coerce him Into voting for Penrose. He saj'B the dinner was a social affair and politics wus only In cidentally mentioned. 'Senator Mitchell, of Jefferson, ar rived here tonight and denounced the attacks on Penrose. Rcgai'dintr the Dnlan interview he suid that Mr. Do Ihii wus not a guest and It w as very ev ident that his informant knew very little, If anything about whut occurred. He says the Duhui statement does not contain a single material statement ubotit the IJuuv dinner that is correct In point of fact. He declares the state ment that Quay resolved the gathering into a political meeting to be absolutely untrue, as ulso the statement that Senator Quay offered a resolution In dorsing Penrose, Other statements in the Dolan interview Senator Mitchell also declares to be untrue. He closes with the assertion that Senator Penrose will have at least 155 votes In the joint caucus and probably ltlO. PLATT OUT OF POLITICS. Has Never Horn n Candidate far the Otliee ol Senator. New York, Dee. 28. A down town news agency gent out today an Inter view with Thomas O. Piatt In relation to a rumor tliut he had withdrawn, or would withdraw from the senatorial nice. A reporter asked Mr. Piatt today as to the truth of the. statement and he replied that as he had never been a candidate for the position, it was Im possible for him to withdraw. "I had calculated upon retiring from political life," said Mr. Piatt. "The besf evidence of that was my refusal to stand for governor of this state, Since the present tight has been made on the lines drawn, the situation presents it self In a different light. I am satisfied thatMr.Chnatewlll not be the next sen ator. Whoever It will be, It will not be Mr. Choate. It is not true that I have si tight this position or have worked tor It. Any one who knows me, knows that this statement Is true." Albany, N. V., Dec. 28. The Albany Evening Journal for a few days oon dueted by a mail canvass to ascertain the choice of 150 Republican members of the legislature for United States senator to succeed David H. Hill. I'p to date forty-four members) have signified their Intention to vote for Hon. Thomas C. Piatt, one senator, Frank D. Pavey. of New York city, for Joseph H. Choate, and nine were undecided. WOE FOR WANAMAKER. Another Suit llegan Against Him fur Violating Immigration Law. Philadelphia, Dec. 28. The contract labor issue continues to rise as a spec ter to haunt John Wanamaker in his candidacy for the United States sen at. Another bill has been filed In the United States circuit court charging him with again violating the contract labor laws. The document, as taken from the court records, states that Kdward J. llrooks, a subject of Great Britain and a resident of Huston, brings this suit to recover from the defendants, John Wanamaker, Hubert C. Ogden, T. H. Wanamaker and Kodman Wunatnakei', trading as John Wanamker, $1.1100 with Interest from August 2, 18!:!. lelng the penalty for violation of the law forbid ding the Importation of workmen under contract. Steamship Arrivals. New York, Dec. 28. Arrived: None. Sailed: None. Arrived out: Noordland at Antwerp, Dec. it. Sighted: Sotitl.V walk, from Antwerp for New York, passed the I.Irani; Norwegian, from New York for Glasgow, passed Tory Island. Angrv tiirl's Suicide. Columbus, )., Dee. 28. A special to the Press from Delaware, O., says: Lulu Btultz, aged 19, in a tit of anger, after reproof from her parents, cut her throat from ear to ear with a razor this morning, dying Instantly. Her parents are wealthy. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. I.. F. McKlnney, t'nited States minister to Hogota, has arrived at Galveston, Tex., en route to Washington. John Siiowden, a former resident of Philadelphia, hanged himself In liwrence, .Mass. About fciuo was among his effects. Walter Jones, at the peril of his life, rescued Frank Stevens, a buy, who hail fallen through an ulr-hule while skating, near Watertown. N. Y. W. Ferris, under arrest In Chicago. III., is supposed to be the man who victimized hotel proprietors in New York city and elsewhere by means of bogus money or ders. Professor Emanuel Schmidt died at Co lumbus yesterday from a paralytic stroke. He had been professor of Latin and Ureek In the Lutheran Capitol university here since ISfA und was for the same time one of the editors of the Klrchen X.ettuns. Professor Sehmld wus born In Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1835. PRESBYTERY TROUBLES. Action ob the Application jot llcrmaa Warsxawiak Is Reconsidered. New York. Dec. 28. The. NeV York Presbytery today at a special meetlns? reconsidered its action of two weeks ago when. In refusing- the application of Herman Warszawiak for ordination a report was adopted which mentioned "the associations and general moral en vironment of one born of Jewish pa rents" as a reason against ordaining the applicant. After a long and turbulent session today the following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, The action of the Presbytery was mistakenly understood us reflecting on the morality inculcated by Jewish re ligion. Itcsolved, That the Presbytery hereby expressly disavows responsibility for the luiiguuge of the report in the case of Mr. Warszawiak, excepting us to the recom mendation which the Presbytery has adopted by vote. Resolved, That the Presbytery sincerely regrets that any one should have been led to suppose that It cast a slur upon Jewish morality or treated slightingly those whom It cordially agrees with in accept ing the divine authority of the Hebrew scripture and the high standard of per sonal character therein practiced and ex emplified. PENROSE'S VIEWS. Is Not Favorable lo Constitution Tinker inf. but Thinks the Senate Has Too Many Millionaires. Pittsburg-. Dec. 28. The Commercial lluzette. In A poll of the next legisla ture on the question "Ought United Stutes Senators to lie elected by direct vote of the people?" has received the following letter from Hon. Holes Pen rose: 1 would say that I believe there is a danger in recent times of ruuning into theoretical fails regarding constitutional und legislative reforms. There is no more earnest advocate than I um of all legisla tion that will collect III u particular man ner whatever abuses may exist in the government of our American communi ties. 1 um convinced, however, that the constitution of the I'nlted States was thoughtfully, dcllbeiutely and Wisely framed by great men. It Is true It was, to a certain extent, the result of a com promise between widely conflicting Ideas; but it has stood the test of time, und is to day the frame work of government of the greutest nation In the history of the world. There may be occasions when the pres. ent method of electing members of the I'nlted Slates bus seemed undesirable, but there have also been occasions in our history when the peculiar constitution of the senate bus been u bulwark of na tional safety ill lime of peril. No American has more absolute confi dence In the ability of the American peo ple for self-government than 1 have and no one bows more readily to the will of the majority; but ouif govciniment is bused primarily on u conservative princi ple, supposed to protect the nation from transient and flush waves of public senti ment. It is- thei conservative element contained In the constitution of the I'nlt ed States which constitutes the vital dif ference between our government and the reckless und often unsuccessful experi ments In free government made by other countries. 1 recognize the great abuses existing In the present constitution of the I'nlted Slates senate In the election of million aires, who purchase their seats, with no ambition to serve thetule, but merely to advance their social position and personal aggrandizement. That the tendency of the I'nlted States senate In recent years has been to become u plutocratic body, with little sympathy for the people at large. Is undeniable und Is to he greatly regretted. If this tend ency keeps on und appears to be Incapable of correction by an aroused public senti ment, there is unquestionably no remedy, unless the scnutors are elected by a popu lar vote. 'Keinemhcrlng our past history, however, and looking Into the future, I feel that the conservative restrictions In our con stitution against the hasty action of the majority ought to be seriously considered by American statesmen before any altera tion Is made In them. Rather, however, than have our government handed over to un aristocracy of wealth I would advo cate any change. BUSINESS INCREASING. Lehigh Valley Hnilrond G'ouipiiuv Obliged lo Hun Additional Trains. Philadelphia, Dec. 2S. To accommo date the demand of Philadelphia busi ness men the Lehigh alley Railroad company In connection with the Phil adelphia and Heading- Hallway com pany, will, beginning December 28, run a through car between Philadelphia and Huffalo on trains Nos. 9 and 10. these trains being the celebrated "Black Diamond Express," operated by the Lehigh Valley Railroad company. Train currying this through coach will leave Philadelphia, west bound, at 12.80 p. in., and arrive at Philadelphia at 8.25 p. tn daily, except Sunday. On the same date for the better ac commodation of the traveling public, a through coach between Philadelphia and Wilkes-Harre will be operated on train leaving Philadelphia at 2 p. in., and returning-, arrive Philadelphia 1 p. to., daily, except Sunday. Voluntary Liquidation. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 23. The McCoy Hanking company of Independence, Mo., went into voluntary liquidation today. The- reason given is that Its president, William McCoy, Is too advanced In years to manage its affairs longer. The capital stock of the bank is M.iwo. On Aug. 10, when the last report was made. It owod to lis depositors $:,,. Its outstanding loans amounted to $72,nuo. Matthews the Aggressor. linn alo. N. Y.. Dec. 28. Fifteen hun dred people saw Mattie Matthews, of New York, and John liughlln. of this city, light fifteen ruttling rounds to a draw at the Conners Athletic club tonight. Matthews was the aggressor all through, lie weighed in at YXi and I.aughlln at 13X pounds. The Huffulouiun was taller by, two Inches. Scandinavian Itnnk Closed. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 28. The Scan dia bank, of this city, closed its doors this afternoon. It was organized some fifteen years ago. The last obtainable statement of the condition of the bank wus made Oct. B lust. It showed loans and discounts umountlug to 5I!si.(sk and deposits uggre. gating 13Q.WU. Business has been almost wholly with Scandinavians. Poller for President. New York, Dec. 28. Chief Consul Isaac B. Potter, of the New ork state division. League of American Whi-dmen, today an nounced his candidacy' for the office of president of the league before the coming national assembly of that organization. ATLAS NATIONAL BANK FAILURE The Institution in the Hands ol the Clearing House Association. ALL ACCOUNTS WILL BE PAID IN FULL The C losing of the Bank aa Entirely Voluntary Traaiaction-Struggle of the Institution to Keep Opea Doors Is Well KnowDime Savings Bank Affected By the Alias Trouble. Chicago, Dec. 2 The Atlas National bunk was practically In charge of the Chicago Clearing House association, representing the associated financial institutions of the city when the doors were opened to the public at 10 o'clock this morning. William C. Oakley, a former national bank examiner, was appointed the agent of the associated banks to superintend the clerical. and other details In connection with the work of voluntary liquidation with the necessary cash assistance of other banks. The collateral securities and other assets of the Atlas will be turned over to Isaac Q. Lombard, chairman of the clearing house committee, as trustee for the associated banks, as quickly as the cash equivalent Is paid to the bank's depositors. There was a steady stream of serious-faced busi ness men and other creditors of the Atlas bank passing into the building all morning. Small accounts were paid in full when presented this morning, but in no case did the large depositors press for Immediate puytrient. accept ing the signed guarantee of the bunks in the clearing house that all depositors would get their money In full. Many business men and bunkers called to express their sympathy with the offi cers and directors of the bank. It Is be lieved the stockholders will get neuiiy all that Is due them at par. The re sources of the Atlas National bank are estimated at $2,500,000, with obligations approximating the same amount. Owing to Inability to realize the ac tual assets on a declining market It ill be necessury for the banks which are members of the clearing house as sociation to advance them $500,000 pro rated according to their special stock in order to pay all approved claims in full at once. This is expected to be done within a week. The amount of money needed to complete the liquida tion is about $100,000 more than was at first expected by the clearing; house committee. After Chairman Lombard had held a conference today with Cash ier S. W. Stone, the acting manager of the bank and had gone over sume of the accounts, he exirressed his confi dence that the banks had not only ample assets to cover all liabilities, but that the stockholders would not suf fer as severely as was at ' first ex pected. Mr. Stone also said the stock holders would not fare badly In the division of the assets. President Gran nls is reported to be seriously HI at his home and his physicluns will not allow him to do anything in connection with the liquidation of the bank. struggling for a year. It was known to the Inner financial circle that the Atlas bank hud not been doing a profitable business for a year. Lately It has been a struggle for the bHnk to keep, open and the as sistance to honorably discharge its ob ligations In full was gladly accepted. The well known connection of the At las bank with the Dime Savings bank, a small but old Institution, caused the circulation of the report that It would also be forced to liquidate. Its doors were opened for business us usual, but there was little business to do. The Alius liquidation brought such a run of depositors for their money that the decision was reached this morning to advise all persons not to deposit any inure of their savings because they might not get what they hud on de posit except under the ninety days' law. The capital stock of the Dime Savings bank is $100,000. The report made to the state auditor of public accounts Inst July by the bank officers placed the nubilities in savings deposits of $458,000, but the total amount owing depositors at present, owing to steady withdraw als due to hard times. Is about $.100,000. The bank did not do a general busi ness. It Is reported that the bank held considerable stock of the Atlas as an investment. President Grannis, of the Atlas, was the active power In the Dime Savings and much of its money was loaned to Atlas customers. The general opinion In banking circles Is that the Dime Savings will have to go nut of business at once as a result of the Atlas liquidation. Kanguillv's Sentence. Havana, Dec. 28. The tribunal before which Julio Sangullly, the naturalized American citizen, churged with conspir acy against the Spanish government, was tried and found guilty lust week, the proceedings ending on Suturday, held a public sitting at 1 p. m. today, when the sentence imposed by the court upon the prisoner a read. The sentence of the court Is than Sanguilly lie imprisoned for life, and not for "eight years and a day. us. It Is learned here, was cabled to the I'nlted States previously. ratal Coasting Arcident. Philadelphia. Dec. 28. A sled, upon which Rudolph Meser, 10 years of age, and Frank and Carrie Stenger, aged re spectively 8 and 11 years, were collating, crashed into a trolley car at Crawford street and Kldge avenue today. The little girl's skull was fractured, und she died at the hospital, but the boys escaped with some slight cuts arid bruises. . An Attempt to Hestorc the Pool. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 28. A meeting of the Bessemer Steel association of the United States will be held In Now York next week, at which an attempt will be made by the associated interests to agree on a price basis for billets which will re store a relationship between the price of billets und higher manufactures. STATE SNAP SHOTS. While John Maddo slept, at Jeddo, Geo. Grosch poured scalding water over him, burning him fearfully. Etlwln Crnyfurd, aged 70, who drove an "Umbrella Hospital" around Pittsburg, wus fatally struck by a train. H. C. Krlck gave Anna Held $500 lo sing two songs at a dinner he gave to Harvey Chillis, at Pittsburg, Saturday evening. Charles O'Brien, of Marietta, O., was robbed and fatally shot by tramps near Bradford Saturday evening. All were drinking together. BILLY BRYAN SPEAKS. lie Calls Attentioa to the Dire Mis fortnnes of the Age. Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 28. The large din ing; roomof the Lincoln hotel was taste fully decorated tonight when the 175 invited guests of the Lincoln Traveling Men's Bryan club sat down to the ban quet which w as given in honor of vv 11 liam J. Bryan. In addition to the ad dress delivered by Mr. Bryan, Governor Holcombe, Senator Allen and other prominent men of the state spoke. In responding to a toast Mr. Bryan said: The traveling men are In a position to measure the promises made by the Re publican party with the fulfillment of those promises. I find, according to Dun's report, that live of the great reports since ihe election show an Increase of weekly failures over the corresponding week of last year. For the eight weeks since the election the reports enow seventy-live business failures more than for the corre sponding weeks of DOS. 1 call attention to these figures because they show that either confidence has not yet been re stored or that confidence, if restored, has restored prosperity. The Republi cans have promised to res-tore normal conditions without increasing the volume of currency. What they may do here after remains to be seen, but It is evi dent that they have been thus tur unable to bring relief. CHURCH MAY BE SOLD. Action Taken at a Meetinf of the Penn Avenue Baptist Confrecation Held Last Night. At a meeting- of the congregation of the Penn Avenue Baptist church held last nlu'ht it was decided to sell the church and the ground pertaining thereto If a satisfactory price for the property cull be obtained by the trus tees and they can see their way clear tu erect a suitable church building on a mure deslruble site. For some time the congregation has felt thnt the church is somewhat incon veniently situated and lust night's ac tion was the result of matured thought on the subject. At least four proper ties that are obtainable It is believed would make satisfactory sites for the new church. Recently several offers have been made for the Penn avenue property, but the juices Were not satisfactory and they were not olllclully considered. The statement In an afternoon paper thut Heul Kstate Agent Morris of fered) $42,500 for the property Is denied by the trustees. They received no proposition from him. Manager George E. Davis, of Davis' theater also denies the statement that Mr. Morris was acting for him In offer ing $42,500 for the property. Mr. Davis says his lease for the theater he now occupies will not expire until June 1, 1898, and that at this time he is not considering the advisability of building a theater of his own. FIRE AT BINQHAMT0N. The Court House Burned and Many Valuable Itecords Destroyed. Blnghamton. N. Y., Dec. 28. The court house was destroyed by fire to night, nthlng but the walls remain ing. The county's records being In a separate building, are safe. The sur rogates records are probably destroyed. . One man, George Allen, a fireman, was seriously hurt. The surrogate was In a fire proof vault asjd was saved. The library of appelate Judge Martin, valued at $." 000 was half destroyed, the other por tion being rescued at considerable risk before the dome fell. There was an Insurance of $JO,000 which will nearly cover the loss on the building. BANK WILL PAY IN FULL. But in Anticipation of a llun the S uperior House Bemains Closed. Superior, Wis., Dec. 28. Anticipating a run today the Rank of Superior did not open for business this morning. Henry S. Hutler is assignee. The fail ure is due to poor business and heavy withdrawals since recent failures in St. Paul. Chicago and this city. The capi tal of the bank was $25,000 with surplus $G.noo. The deposits were nearly $100. 000 Including $13,000 of city funds. This makes nearly $30,000 of public funds tied un In a week. Oflicials of the bank say they will pay In full. . . Masonic Convention at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Dec. 28. The annual con vention of the grand lodge of Pennsylva nia Free ami Accepted Masons, was held today In Masonic temple. The ceremonies included the installation of olllcers, who hud been elected for the ensuing Masonic year, und also the announcement of the grand muster's appointments. Kink Burned at Washington. Washington, Dec, 28. Lansburg's rink on New York avenue, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth street, N. W.. was entire ly destroyed by lire ut 0 o'clock this even ing. Mr. Lansburg estimates his loss on stock at $'J0,iMI. He curried an Insurance of $0,0o0. THE KEWS THIS M0KMXU. Weather Indications Today: Generally Fair; Warmer. 1 Mr. Dolan's Charges Are Disputed. Crew of the Three Friends Classed us 11 rates. Atlas National Rank of Chicago Closes Its Doors. Penrose's Views of the Senatorship. 2 Twenty-three Deaths In the Cahaba Bridge Disaster. Wall Street Review and Markets. 3 (Local) Hoard of Control Appoints Two New Teachers for High School. Second Week of Special Criminal Court. Social und Personal. Keport of County Auditors. 4 Kditorial. Casual Mention. 5 (Local) Professional Bllllardlsts Give an Interesting Exhibition. Turned from the House to Die. Mud town lies a Big Fire. 0 (Story) "The Masters of the Art." 7 Suburban Huppenlngs. t News I'p and Down the Valle"- NOW CLASSED AS VERITABLE PIRATES Awkward Position of the Crew ol the Three Friends. OFFICERS AND MEN IN DANGER I'pott the Demand of Spain This Country May Be Obliged to Sarren. der the Entire Party to SpainAs Pirates the Eitrenie Penalty Would Be Imposed 1'pon ThomAII Aro Badly frightened. Tampa, Fla.. Dec. 28. The develop ments in Cuban circles today have been startling, and the actors In the recent sea tragedy who were, on board the Three Friends are frightened over the gravity of the situation In which they have been involved. They find them selves, instead of being In a dangerous position as filibusters, to be In the un enviable position of pirates, and the wisest Cuban heads have been sum mons In consultation. The story of theengagement between the famous fil ibuster and the Spanish warship was s i grave that Mr. Scott Wlke. assistant secretary of the treasury, was sent post haste by the department to Key West, where the filibuster was seized, but the absence of a district attorney at that place made detention a farce. Mr. Wlke stopped at Jacksonville yes terday afternoon, and Is said to have censured the district attorney .there for having no representative at Key West. He arrived here this morning, and has been In consultation with the collector of customs. This morning the affair presented the following aspect. No denial had been made of the story hy oflicials of the Three Friends. It Is claimed In that case that Spain may make requisition upon this government for the persons who were abroad, and this government has no alternative but the delivery. WIKE GOES TO KEY WEST. As pirates Spain would fix the ex treme penalty upon them. Should any of them escape with their lives, which Is improbable, this government would deal with them. Mr. Wlke Is to leave tomorrow on 'the cutter Forward for Key West, where the fullest details of the situation confronting this govern ment and the human cargo of the Three Friends will be obtained. It is said that the government will take no re sponsibility in the matter, but will ut tempt to deliver the culprits to assure Spain of her displeasure. When the Olivette arrived this after noon Col. Emllo Nunez, Carlllo, and several other Cubans were on board. Captain O'Brien, of the Three Friends, was also a passenger. Colonel Nunez admitted that the story of the engage ment 'was true, and appeared particu larly proud of posing somewhat like an admiral. He had the custody of all the recent expeditions, seeing that they were safely landed. When they learned of Mr. Wlke's presence the boasting changed to consternation as the light In which ithey were regarded dawned fully upon them. Nunez and the Cubans came to Tampa to consult with the leading Cubans. O'Brien, who Immediately be gan denying his own identity, came up on a later train and remained con cealed in the shadow of the station. Six tickets for the entire party were pur chased by another Cuban. TO CONFER WITH THE BOAT OWNERS. J. E. Cartaya, a leading Cuban, ac companied the party to Jacksonville tonight, where they go to confer with the owners of the Three Friends. Other passengers besides Nunez con firm the B.tory of the engagement. It is also learned that the arms of the last expedition fell Into Spanish hands, Francis Lynde Stetson, President Cleveland's former law partner, was at Port Tampa today. When this was learned It was remembered that he hat been sent as a special emissary to look Into the case. This helped to Increase the fright of the Cubans. It is known that Mr. Cleveland has confidence In Stetson's judgment, and his presence Just at this Juncture Is significant. The Three Friends left Key West toduy for Jacksonville. PRESIDENT POWERS IN THE CITY. What lie Had to Say About the Eusicrn League. 1. T. Powers, of New York city, pres ident of the Eastern base bull eague, was in Scranton lust night en route from Wilkes-Rarre to Huffalo on busi ness connected with a circuit of Indoor bicycle races in which he is Interested together with John Kennedy, sporting editor of the New York Times, and Al Ilutchelor, state handlcapper of the League of American Wheelmen In New York. Mr. Powers did not reach here until late In the evening and left on the 12.20 Lackawanna night train for the north and hud no time to see any of the local base bull owners. Mr. Powers was Interviewed by a Trib une reporter at the Hotel Jermyn and announced himself as more than pleased with the 1897 base ball out look. He said: "In all my experience no corresponding: period of any yeur hus offered so many encouragements and few discouragements as at present. The Eastern league Is intact and with out a difference anion? the owners of the various clubs and its standing was never higher among the many leagues In the country." In relation to the retaining of Toronto In the league Mr. Powers said he pro posed visiting that, city on his present trip and ascertainim; the status of the differences among several amusement enterprises which last season threat ened to kill the game In that city. Ar thur Irwin, the ex-New York mana ger, will probably control the Toronto franchise If amusement difficulties cun be adjusted there; if not there Is a prospect of ousting Toronto and mak ing a transfer to Troy. The unsuccess ful experiment with that city lust sea son would not be repeated this yeur. It Is claimed, as the cause would be re moved by the acquiring of accessible grounds, the absence of which Is given as the reason for last year's failure. The staff of umpires has not been se lected. Swart wood will certainly be retained and Gaffney may be, aitnough the latter'a habits may furnish sufil- FIMLEY Holiday Goods. Black and Fancy Silks and Satins, including an elegant line of Evening Shades. Moire Velours in Black and Evening Shades. LACE HANDKERCHIEFS IN DUCH. KSS. VALIF.NCIEXES AND POINT. FRENCH AND IRISH HAND EM BROIDERED HANDKERCHIEFS, IN GREAT VARIETY. BLACK LACE SCARF AND FICHU'3. LADIES' FANCY NECKWEAR. LADIES' AND GENTS' INITIAL HAND. KERCHIEFS. BLACK AND FANCY SILK UNDER. SKIRTS. GENTLEFEN S BLANKET BATH ROBES. GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHINGS, SHIRTS. NECKWEAR. COL LARS, CUFFS, ETC. . ,' ELEGANT NEW STOCK OP UMBRELLAS . Latest designs In handles. Best stocK of kid gloves In the city. 5J0AND512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE ALWAYS BUSY. Holiday 1896 Slippera and Shoes, Sensible Pres ents. Every Department Complete, OPEN EVENINGS. 114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE, Greatest On all our Holiday Goods. Call and let ns prove it to you in a SILVERWARE, UMBRELLAS, BRIC-A-BRAC Watches from $4.50 up. Gyery one warranted at 408 Spruce St. NEAR DIME BANK. clent grounds for his retirement. Ne gotiations are about closed with aa umpire who has served with credit In a minor league, but whose name can not be divulged for various reasons. Curry would have been signed If ha had not been engaged for the National league by President Young. Tniplre Tim Hurst was here with Mr. Powers and spent a few hours In the city with relatives. He Is inter ested In the programme and other priv ileges connected with the bicycle cir cuit. Herald' Weather Forecast. New York. Dec. 2.-Iii Ihe Middle States toilay partly cloudy, sliKhtly higher tem perature and fresh to brisk southwester ly and southerly winds, followed by In creaslng cjor.ullness and llsht rain op snow in the northern and western dis tricts, anil potslbly southern New York tonight. On Wednesday, iHtrtly rloudy to fair, warmer weather ami brisk to fresh southerly and southwesterly winds, pre ceded by IlKht rain or snow in the north, ern districts fetters, X