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FREELAND, PA., JULY 30, 1000. Something Wrong. There is something wrong with either the tax system or the methods followed in enforcing it, when townships like Foster and Hazle are short of funds for school purposes. Nature placed millions of dollars' worth of coal within their boundaries, and if those who now claim to be "owners" of this vast wealth are not willing to contribute their proportionate share to the maintenance of schools and other public necessities, it is time laws were passed to compel thorn. The anthracite coal field ought to be one of the last places In America where tho schools or any other such institu tions or public needs should be classed as poverty-stricken. There is no place on earth where wealth was so abundantly provided for the people, and, when nature made pro vision for her children, it was not mere ly for the stockholders of tho corpora tions which happened to obtain govern ment grants, but for all the people. The Taxpayers' Association, or any other body bred by corporations to dofeat the aims of the law under the guise of upholding iaw, Is treading on dangerous ground when it attempts to create sentiment against the expense which the schools incur. What About the Hill? Half the summer is gone and the people on the Hill are still without fire protection. Is it possible that thore is no way of providing Birvanton residents with ap paratus upon which they can depend to protect their homes against (lames? Fate has dealt generously with that part of town in the past, but who can say what tho result would be should fire break out in that section on a stormy , night. Not only the Ilill, but probably the entire town would be swept away. Council should act without further delay in this matter. Labor's Hard Blow. The decision of the superior court de claring unconstitutional tho act passed to prevent corporations from discharg ing their workmen for bolonglng to a labor organization is as severe a blow as labor has ever received from the courts of Pennsylvania. The claim that the act is special legis lation, and therefore in conflict with the constitution, is as far-fetchod an excuse as the judges could havo found. Had they stated that the law is against the interests of corporations they would have givon tho real reason for deciding the case as thoy did. Official figures show that China, Eng and and Spain each sold more mer chandise in tho Philippines during 18911 than this country did. We only sold goods to the value of 81,350,304 to the islands, while we probably spent more than ten tlmos tliat much during the same period to keep our flag over them. Even from the sordid standpoint of dollars and cents ownership of tho Philip pines doesn't pay. Imperialism means militarism, and militarism means conscription, com pulsory army service, big standing armios, an ever Increasing burden of taxation and the continual menace or facts of war. The waste papor ordinance has so far remained a dead letter in this town. Violations are committed dally. HUMBERT KILLED Shot as He Was Entering His Carriage. ASSASSIN, ANGELO BRASSI Crowd Cheering the King When Shots Were Fired. ON THE THRONE 22 YEARS. ills Son, Prince of Naples, Now lle- COIUCN liiiiK—PrevionM Attempts to Kill the King Marie— ANNO NN In Tried to Stab HI in In 1878, and Humbert ItepulNed Hi in With HIH Own Salter, Another Made In 1H!)7 When He Wan on II Ih Way to the Haces— I The KIIIU'M L'ersoiiul Ilrnvery, London, July 30.—A dispatch from ltomc to the Keuter Telegram company states that King Humbert was shot on Sunday evening at Mouza by u mat; named Angelo Bressi di Fruto and thai he died a few minutes later. The king had been attending a distri bution of prizes in connection with a gymnastic com pet it ion. He had just entered his carriage with his aid-de-camp, amid the cheers of tilt crowd, when he was struck by three re volver shots tired in quick succession. One pierced the heart of his majesty, who fell back and expired in u few min utes. The assassin was immediately arrested and was with difficulty saved from the KI N<J IIUMIBERT, fury of the populace. He gave the namt of Angela Bressi, describing himself at of Prato, in Tuscany. King Humbert's career was an event fill one. Born at Turin on March Id 1844, he was 50 years old. By his OWL wish he was styled Humbert I, thougl really Humbert IV in the roll of reign lug princes of the house. His father was King Victor Emmanuel, who died it 1878. Humbert when a very young man wai as fro ward and irresponsible as could be and strange stories are told of his ex ploits. But he outlived the evil nanu which he gained, and various agencies contributed to fit him well for the as sumption of monarchical duties when his time came. His father, the latt king, set about his political and military education when he was quite a child Humburt attended his parent during tin war for Italian independence, though h< was then too young to tuke any activt part in iL As soon as he was old enough, however he set himself to work. For one tiling, he busied himself with the movement for promoting Italian unity, and this a* well as his share of the honor attached ! to the organization of the kingdom ol i the two Sicilies, which was Garibaldi'* triumph, too. served to bring him out ol obscurity and to set him before, the pub lic us u prince of some distinction. Proved a Hruve Soldier. When lie was 21 years of age, the wai between Prussia and Austria broke out and then came one of the most exciting events in his history, for he had the nar rowest possible escape from being slain in battle. Humbert, who was then Prince of Piedmont, was at the outset dispatched to Paris for the purpose ol sounding tho French government as tc tho view it took of the alliance betwoeeu Italy and Prussia. Hostilities having been commenced, ho and liis brother, Amadous, duke of Aosta, took the field at once, the prince being appointed lion tenant general ami placed in command of a division of General Oialdini'g army. From the start ho showed himself tc be a bold and Intrepid officer, fearless in attack and with much presence of mind in the hour of danger. Many feats ol bravery were placed to his account, and Amadous, too, distinguished himself, so that the king, their father, had just cause to be proud of his warlike sons. His greatest heroism was displayed in the disastrous battle of Custozza, on June 24, 1800. Thorn* had been lighting all day, and late in the afternoon Cus tozza was the scene of u desperate con fliet. The division under the prince was at tacked by two regiments of hussars, and at one time the prince himself was for a moment completely isolated. He was in terrible danger, but the Fourth battalion of the Forty-ninth regiment perceived it nnil with the greatest haste formed them, selves into a square to protect him. lu the end the Austrians took Custozzn by storm, and 2,000 Italians were taken prisoners. Influenced by II IM Wife. On April 22, 1808, the prince married the Princess Mnrghcritn of Savoy, daughter of the late Duke of Genoa, who from the time of their union had an in fluence upon him for good which cannot easily be estimated and the extent ot which, indeed, few without the royal circle could realize. The princess, who was his first cousin, was renowned through all Italy for her great goodness aud the sweetness of her disposition and was generally known as "the angel of Italy." In every respect she was a most accomplished young lady. ! She was an artist of skill and fond of j the beauties of nature. Few recreations gave her more pleasure than moun taineering, in which she displayed much courage and endurance. She was in all ways an ideal consort for the future king, and, appreciating better than himself the great gravity of the responsibilities which would one day fall upon him, she set about with the | utmost womanly tact and wisdom to tit him thoroughly for the high office. A I son was them in November, 18(56, and their sSer wedding, marking 25 QUEEN MARGHERITA. years of great happiness and mutual as sistance, was celebrated in Rome a lit tle more than seven years ago. The fes tivities were of n very imposing char acter and were honored by the presence of the German emperor and empress and by many other foreign potentates or their representatives. Up to the time of his accession to the throne the prince did not busy himself greatly with political matters and had very little to do with the king's states men. On the other hand, however, he kept closely in touch with the army and regularly managed the military opera tions at the autumn maneuvers. The of ficers looked upon him as one of them selves and a very close comrade, and the prince did much to encourage the sentiment. Became Kliik When Thirty-three. On Jan. 0, 1878. when he was 33 years old, his father died, and the crown be came his. It was not a favorable mo ment for such a change, for the minis try was anything but popular, the Re publican party was restless, and many sections of the community looked upon the new king with a doubtful eye. Rut King Humbert grappled the situation with rare skill and proved to all that a prince who had not seemed fitted foi monarchical duties might yet make a wise and good king. The death of the pope soon after his accession helped him considerably, and so did his language, demeanor and beneficent acts. Ilis address to bis houses of parliament was couched in ex cellent terms, and, though it is the cus tom for such pronouncements to be fram ed by the ministers, it was declared that he wrote the most expressive sentences ! with his own hand. "The religious observance of free in stitutions," he said, "is the best sufe- DTJKE AND DUCHESS OF AOSTA. guard against all dangers. This is the faith of my house; this will be my strength." It was on this occasion that the king took the oath. The parliamentary cham ber was draped in black in memory of the late king, but the throne, which was guarded by the king's cuirassiers, was covered with scarlet cloth. The queens of Italy and Portugal, the prince im perial of Germany and many other nota bilities were present, and it shows the public interest in the ceremonial when it is stated that there were 27.000 applica tions for the 1,700 seats which the cham ber afforded. to Emulate Ills Father. A soparante proclamation was issued to the people, in which the king said: "I shall follow the great example my father has set of devotion to bis country, of love for progress and confidence in our free institutions, which are the pride of my house. My sole ambition will be to de serve the love of my country. Italians, your king is dead; bis successor will prove that institutions do not die. Let us unite in this hour of grief. Let us confirm that concord which has always been the bulwark of Italy." One of bis first acts was to grant an amnesty pardoning all political offenders and runaways from conscriptions, com muting all sentences of death and dimin ishing other punishments by six months. He soon showed a love of economy and a dislike fr extravagance. He undertook to settle out of his own private means his father's liabilities, amounting to 30,000,- (MM) lire ($7,200,000), his plan for doing so being the sale of Caste! Pondano, a vast hunting estate which bad been pre sented by the nation to the late king. Moreover, he ordered the sale of 1,000 of his father's horses and considerably reduced the household expenditure. There was no mistaking tint spirit of such acts hh these, and they drew the king close to the people. Attempt on IIIn Life. Another circumstance which happened in November of the year in which he was crowned served still more toward that end. He and his queen were paying a visit to Naples and, together with their son. whose title was the l'rinee of Na ples, and Signor Cairoli, the prime min ister, were driving in an open carriage through the streets, which were en fete, | when a man named Giovanni I'assa ' unnte, a lunatic from Salerno, made an attempt upon King Humbert's life and came very near accomplishing his mur derous project. A number of trade associations were drawn up along the route, some of the men holding their distinctive banners in their hands. Passanante was one of these, and as the king passed he lowered his banner and made a thrust at him with it. It turned out that he had lixed a dagger at the head of the pole, which had previously been secreted by the folds of the banner. The king received a slight wound in the arm, but be instantly drew his sword and struck the assassin on the head. The latter, however, was not disabled and was preparing to make another at tack upon the king, when the queen call ed out frantically to Signor Cairoli to save her husband. The loyal minister Deeded not this bidding, but sprang to the ground and caught hold of Passa nante, receiving at the same time a severe wound on the thigh which was intended for the king. The captain of the Royal cuirassiers then secured Passanante and rode away with him on his horse. lie was condemned to death, but the king commuted his sentence to penal servitude for life. lie had been a cook and was 2JJ years of age. Signor Cairoli was confined to bis bed for some days afterward. The king vis ited him ami with most profuse expres sions of his gratitude conferred upon him the gold medal for military valor. The whole affair awakened the greatest con cern and sympathy in the minds of the Italian people generally, and when the king returned to Rome there was a won derful scene. The senators, deputies and magistrates met him at the station on his arrival, and there were great festivities. Another Attack on Him. This was not the only occasion upon which his life was attempted, for in April of 1867. when lie was driving out to the ( apannelle race course, a workman struck at him with a dagger. The king, however, escaped without any injury, and the man was arrested and. like Pas sanante, condemned to spend the rest of his days in prison. An incident worthy of note in the king's history is that when, in 1884, the cholera fiend was working terrible havoc in Naples the king, against the earnest advice oft his ministers, proceeded there and rendered all the assistance in his power. His heroic conduct was much admired. On the whole, Italy has qgospcrcd un der King Humbert. It was after his reign commenced that the triple alliance was established to which Italy belongs. In appearance King Humbert was very striking. Ilis great, sharp eyes and ponderous mustache made him look just what lie was—one of Italy's bravest sons and most distinguished soldiers. Causes cf Popularity. As a king of action, Humbert of Italy was outdone only by the kaiser, and as a mark for the assassin he was as pop ular as a sultan or a shah. Why there should have been attempts on iiis life was a iux./.lr, except that there are cer tain among the Italians who had a bitter dislike for the big hearted ruler. lie was hard working, brave, a trifle con ceited, fond of the vivas of bis people and ever ready to walk into danger when policy or private feeling so dic tated. lie walked fearlessly into the cholera stricken houses of Naples and altered the history of Naples by bis rapid and radical improvements in its sanitary condition. He was probably the only European monarch at the end of bis reign who had been wounded in actual modern warfare, the occasion being at the battle of Cus tazza. lie was a vegetarian, shook bands with everybody, down to the humblest peas ant, whom be met in his walks and en joyed a game of billiards now and then, lie was a good sportsman and had a weakness for fine horses, but in other ways bis later tastes were frugal. The room in which lie worked was bar ren of' all adornment except military books, pigeonholes and the mere neces saries of a clerk's office. It was said that the king and queen of Italy some times had a little discussion over the cost of a dress, hut in other respects the private and home life of Italy's rulers was a model of simplicity and good sense. When the attempt was made upon his life two years ago by an anarchist while he was driving to the Russian embassy, the king ordered his attendant to hasten to the embassy and there make formal apology for the delay. Nothing was said about the cause of the punctilious king failing to keep his appointment. Little things like tins made the king of Italy beloved by the great mass of his people. Italy's New Kltik and <1 uccn. Vittorio Emmnnuelo Fernandino Maria Gennaro, who succeeds his father to the throne of Italy, was the only son of King Humbert. He was born on Nov. 11, 18IM), and has the repute of being a liberal, scholarly and soldierly man. lie is a general in the Italian army and a patron of art and literature. He is a chevalier of the order of the Golden Fleece and u Knight of the Garter. His wife, Italy's new queen, was the Princess Helena, one of the seven daugh ters of Prince Nicolas, the ruler of the little principality of Montenegro. She was horn in the royal palace in Cettinje in 1873. With her sisters she inherited the superb dark beauty of their mother, the daughter of a Montenegrin nobleman. She has been most carefully reared by tutors and governesses and is not only admirable In all the arts and graces of European courts, but is well versed in the play of politics and in every way qualified to succeed even so lovely a queen as Margherita of Italy. The nuptials of Prince' Vittorio and Princess Helena were celebrated in Rome nn Saturday, Oct. 24, 1800, with all the pomp and circumstance usual ou such occasions. Cabinet Goes to Monr.a. Rome. July 30.—The news of the as sassination of King Humbert did not ar rive here until after midnight. Signor Saracco, the premier, immediately sum moned a meeting of the cabinet, and the ministers will start at the earliest possi ble moment for Mon/.n. The Prince and Princess of Naples are on board the Vela yachting in the Levant. Mr. Hocklilll En Itontc. ('hicpgo, July 30.—Special Commis sioner William Rockhill, appointed by the government to ascertain the true sit uation in China, passed through Chicago yesterday on his way to the orient, He arrived at 3 o'clock and at 6:30 was speeding toward San Francisco, whence he will sail on the Japanese steamer America Main on Aug. 3. Mrs. Rock hill accompanies her husband and will remain in Shanghai while he conducts the investigation. ABE HELD AS HOSTAGES Chinese Threat to Prevent Ad vance of Allies. LI IS MARCHING ON PEKING. Iloxer General Orders Extermination of Christians— Commands That Not a Foreigner Shall Escape From In terior— Chinese Hlnyliift Thousands. London, July 30.—The Shanghai corre spondent of The Daily Express, tele graphing Sunday, says: "A- new imperial edict promulgated this evening urgently orders all viceroys and provincial governors to endeavor to negotiate peace with the powers whose ministers are 'held as hostages pending the result of the overtures for the aban donment of hostilities against China.' "The viceroys are also commanded to guard their territories vigilantly against attack and to prevent by all means in their power the udvance of the foreign troops, especially along the Yang-tse Kiang. "The decree says that the officials will answer with their lives for any failure to execute these orders. "Commands ure also given that not a single foreigner shall be allowed to eg cnpe from the interior, where there ure still fully 2,0(X) Europeans connected with missionary work in isolated situa tions. "When the governor of Shungtung communicated to the consuls the Imperial decree of July 24, he omitted these im portant passages addressed to Li Hung Chang: "Inadvisable to Kill All Envoys." " 'lt is admittedly inadvisable to kill all the ministers, but it is equally unwise to send them to Tien-tsin. It will be much wiser to keep the survivors at Pe king as hostages. " 'You are commanded to hasten to Peking. You are incurring imperial dis pleasure by delay. You have been ap pointed viceroy of Chili because, with your military experience, you will suc cessfully lend the imperial armies against the foreigners in Chili, which Ya Lu. tin present viceroy, is unable to do owing to his ignorance of military affairs.' "Li Hung Chang replied to this edict askiug to be allowed to retire on account of his age. "Sheng now admits that he lias had telegrams since July 10 announcing that every foreigner in Pao-ting-fu was mur dered. including 46 British, French and American missionaries, and announcing also that two French Jesuits and 1,600 converts have been massacred at Kwang ping-fu, on the borders of Shaiigtuug and Chili. "A majority of the consuls favor strong measures against Sheng's duplicity. "Local officials assert that the Italian priests murdered in Hunan were wrap ped in cotton which bad heeu soaked in kerosene and were slowly roasted to deuth. "It is believed that all foreigners in Chili have by this time been massacred, nud the wave of massacre is spreading toward Ningpo and Hangchow, from which point 30 English and American missionaries arc endeavoring to escape in boats down the river to Kiang-su." The Chinese legation in Berlin has re reived a message from Slum#, direetoi general of railways and telegraphs, say ing that he has received a dbuuitch from Peking announcing that General Tuns Full Siang threatens to kill all the mcuc bers of the legations if the international forces advance upon Peking. Evidently the legation is embarrassed by the receipt of this dispatch, as the Chinese minister has not communicated it to the German government. New Orleans Quiet. New Orleans, July HO.—The city was very quiet yesterday, and most of tin precautionary measures have been dis pensed with. There had lieen 1,500 mi litiamen on duty, and most of them have been relieved, a detail of 20 men being left at the parish prison with the Gat ling guns. The body of Charles was tak en out to pott |i's tield before daylight and buried befoTV the public knew any thing about it. Last evening the citizen police disbanded, ."at men being detained as an emergency squad. Mayor Capde vielle has rigidly enforced his order to keep saloons closed. The main result ot the week's events will probably be the reorganization of the police force. Hoiuli Tlirown In St. Ron In. St. Louis, July 30.—At 2 o'clock yes terday morning some one threw a dyna mite bomb into the doorway of the house at 3750 Evans avenue, conducted by Mrs. A. Heisler as a hoarding house for nonunion Transit employees, blowing in the door and wrecking every pane of glass in the front of the house. In 3752. adjoining, also a boarding house foi Transit employees, all the windows wer. shattered by the force of the explosion, and the front door was blown off its hinges, one bomb doing the work. Only a few inches of space separate the en trances. Fortunately none of the in mates was injured. Trolley ( nr Accident In Toledo. Toledo, July 30.—Ten people were in jured in a Street car accident late i#.t night, one fatally and two others very seriously. A car had just reached Twen ty-second street when a blinding flash of electricity followed by a cloud of smoke and cries of injured passengers as they were tumbled into the street attracted the attention of belated passersby. The injuries are of such a character that they are in every instauce extremely painful. Ilnffiilo IIIU In n Wreck. Detroit. July 30. Section 1 of the Buffalo Bill Wild West show's train suf fered a severe collision near Milwaukee Junction, resulting in the smashing of a show employees' sleeeping car contain ing some 40 inmates. One of the latter is dead, and nine others are in Detroit hospitals suffering from more or less se rious injuries. Small (•rape Crop. Cleveland, 0., July 30.—Inquiry among the grape growers of northern Ohio dis closes the fact that the crop will bo small this year. In many places the vines are affected by rot. Borne growers say. they will lose 50 per cent of the usual crop, and others expect a reduction of 10 per cent. Captain Little, I'. S. A., I)eal. New York, July 30.—Captain John Little of the subsistence department, IT. 3. A., has died on Governors Island of typhoid fever. lio was 40 years old and A native of Tennessee. RAILROAD TIMETABLES * LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD. May 27, 1900. ARRANGEMENT or KABSBNOKR TRAINS. LEAVE FKHKLANI). 0 12am for Weatherly, Munch Chunk, Alleutowu, Bethlehem, Euston, Phila delphia und Mew York. 7 40 a m lor Sundy Kun, White Huvcn, Wilkes-liar re, Pittston mid Borauton. 8 18 a m for lia/.luton, Mahanoy City, Shenandoah, AM 111 und, Weatherly, Munch Chunk. Alleutowu, llcthlchcm, Easion, Philadelphia and New York. 9 30 a m lor Huzletun, Mahunoy City, Shen andoah, Alt. funnel, Shamokin and Pottsvillo. 1 1 45 * m for Sandy Run, White Ilavcu, Wlikes-Barro, seruntou and ull points West. 1 30 pin for Weatherly, Maueh Chunk, Al leutowu, Bettilchem, Euston, Pliiludei pluaauuNew York. 4 42 P m for Huzleton, Mahanoy City, Shen andoah, Mt. Carmel, Siiumokin and Pottsvillo, Weatherly, Mauch Chunk, Alleutowu, Bethlehem, Euston, Phila delphia and New York. 6 34 p m for Sandy Run, White Haven, Wllkes-Burro, Seruntou und all points West. % 7 29 pin lor Huzleton, Mahunoy City, Shen- J audoah, Mt. Cariuel and Shumokiu. AKUIVB AT FREELAND. 7 40 a m from Weatherly, Pottsvillo, Ash laud, Shenaudouh, Mahanoy City and Huzleton. 9 17 a m from Philadelphia, Euston, Bethle hem, Alleutowu, Mauch Chunk, Weath erly, Huzleton, Mahunoy City, Sheuuu doah, Alt. Carmel und Mniniokiii. 9 30 a m from Seruntou, Wilkes-Burre and White Haven. 1 1 45 a m from Pottsville, Shamokin, Mt. Carmel, Shctiuudouh, Mahunoy City and Huzleton. 12 55p in lrom New York, Philadelphia, Euston, Bethlehem, Alleutowu, Maueh Chunk and Weatherly. 4 42 P in l'roiu Serunton, Wilkcd-Barre and White Haven. 6 34 P m from New York, Philadelphia, Euston, Bethlehem, Alleutowu, Potts ville, Shamokin, Mt. Carmel, Shenan doah, Mahunoy City and lluzictoii. 7 29 P in from Seruntou, Wilkes-Burre and White Huven. For further information Inquire of Ticket Agents. aunniN H. WILBUR, General Superintendent, 2d Cortlandt afreet, New York City. CHAS. S. LEE, General Passenger Agent, 20 Cortlandt Street, New York City. J. T. KEITH, Division Superintendent, Huzleton, Pa. THE DELAWARE, .SUSQUEHANNA AND SCHUYLKILL RAILROAD. Time taoiu in effect April 18, 1807. Trains leuve Driltou for Jcddo, Eckiey, Hnzle Hrook, Stockton, Beaver Meadow Road, Roan and Hazietou Junction at 6 JU, 6 uu a m, daily except Sunday; and 7 03 a IU, 2 3 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Drlttoii tor Harwood. Cranberry, I'oiuhicken and Deriugcr at 6 3d, tt UU a m, daily except Sunday; and 7 03 u m, 2 <lB p m, Sun lay. Trains leave Drtfton for Oneida Junction, rlarwood Road, Humboldt Road, Oneida aud Iheppton ut 0 (JO am, daily except Sun- Jay; und 7 00 a m, 2 08 p m, Sunday. 'Trains leave Hazietou J unction for Har wood. Cranberry, Toinhickcn and Deriugcr ut 885 a ai, daily except Sunday; and 8 63 a m, 4 22 p in, Sunday. Trains leave Hazicton Junction for Oneida Junction, Harwood Road, Humboldt Road, Oneida aud Shoppton at (J 32, 11 10 a in, 4 41 p m, daily except Sunday; and 7 37 a in, 3 11 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Deringor for Tomhick -n, Cran berry, Hai wood, Hazietou Junction und 'loun 4t2&>, 5 40 p in, daily except Sunday; auu 137 a in, 6 07 p in, Sunduy. Trains leuve Siicppion for Oneida, Humboldt Road, Harwood Road, Oneida Junction, Huzie u>n Junction aud Roan at 7 11 urn, 12 40, 5 22 p ui, daily except Sunduy; and 8 11 a in, 3 44 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Shcppton for Beaver Meadow Road, Stockton, ilazle Brook, Eckiey, Jeddo and Driltou at 5 22 p in, duily, except Suuday; and 8 11 a in, 3 44 p in, Sunday. Trains leuve HuzlcLon Junction for Beaver Meadow Road, Stockton, Hazlc Brook, Ecklcy, Jcddo and Driltou at 6 45, 0 2(1 p in, daily, except Sunday; und 10 10 u in, 5 40 p in, Sunday. All trains connect ut lluzieton Junction with electric cars for Hazleton, Jeanesvillo, Auden ried and other points on the Traction Com pany's line. Trains leaving Drlfton at 5 30, (100 a m make connection at Deringor with P. It. It. trains for Wilkesbarre, Suubury, llarrisburg aud | ointa west. For the accommodation of passengers at way stations between Hazietou Junction and Der iugcr, a tram will leuve the l'ormor point at SSO p in, daily, except Sunday, arriving at Deringor at 5 00 p m. LUTIIER C. SMITH. Superintendent. A Famous Prison. The celebrated Mamortino prison fur nishes an important scene in Sienkle wicz's Story, "Quo Vadis." It is locat ed ou the slope of the Cnpltollne, in Rome, and, according to tradition, it was begun by Aliens Martins and later .Milnrged by Servian TtilliUß. Jugurtha is said to have been starved to death here, the accomplices of Catiline stran gled by command of Cicero and Hejn iins, the minister and ravorite of Tibe rius, executed. Church tradition lias consecrated this prison as the place where St. Peter and St. Paul were con fined by order of Nero. Historian Ilil lard says of it: "The Maniertlne prison is a hideous., vault divided into an upper and lower portion scooped out of the solid rock and lined with massive blocks in the Etruscan style of architecture. A more heartbreaking place of confinement it Is not easy to Imagine. According to the traditions of the church, St. Peter was imprisoned here by order of Nero, V and the pillar to which lie was bound and a fountain which sprang up mirac ulously to furnish the water of baptism to ills jailers, whom ho converted, are shown to the visitor. There Is no rea son to doubt that Jugurtha was starv ed to death iu these pitiless vaults. Here, too, the companions of Catiline were strangled. It Is a curious fact that tin? chances of literature and his tory should have carved two such names as those of .Sallust and Cicero on these Cyclopean walls." Not Piety, but Pork. The following lilt of nonconformist humor is taken from "The Earring dons," mi English romance. The speak ers are Mrs. Bnteson and Mrs. Han key, worthy wives, but not altogether above feeling a certain pleasure in showing up the ways of husbands: "They've no sense, men haven't," said Mrs. Ilankoy; "that's what's the matter with them." "You never spoke a truer word, Mrs. Hnnkey," replied Mrs. Bnteson. "The very best of them don't properly know the difference between their souls and their stomachs, and tliey fancy they ire n-wrestllng with their doubts when really it is their dinners that are a-wrestling with thorn. "Now, fake Bnteson hisself," contin ued Mrs. Bnteson. "A kinder husband or better Methodist never drew breath, yet so sure as he touches a bit of pork he begins to worry hisself about tho doctrine of election till there's no liv ing with him. And then he'll sit In the front parlor and engage In prayer for hours nt a time till I says to him: " 'Bnteson,' says I, 'l'd bo ashamed to go troubling the Lord with a prayer when a pinch of carbonate of soda would set things straight again!'"