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Put Your Advertisement - IN - The DAILY TELEGRAPH The Home Paper of Harrisburg. AOL. LXYI., NO. 243. HARRISBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22. 1897, ESTABLISHED 1831. rati Gossip's Column. The new Capitol Building Commission to - day took action and selected a plan for the new building, together with au architect to carry oat the plan, all of which, was what the people of the State wanted. The unavoidable delay was long and tedious, and the people were beginnig to be impatient, but just as soon as the legal complications were brushed away the action of the Board was quickly taken, awl the Conimirtsion will be congratulated oil the very excellent plan it has selected and the beautiful building it will erect. Mr. Cobb, the architect, is a man cf eminence in his profession, a builder of renown, and we have every assurance that he will push matters so that the building will be erected in time for its occupancy by the next Legijslariire. There was grave apprehension that the delay would be so great that the beginning of ojera.tious would be delayed indefinitely. The people are glad tihle Commission has done something and has done it well. Their action will be very generally commended. This is the season of hunting, and Gossip reminds those who go out with guns in their hands of the old huntei - 's advice don't shoot until you know what you axe shooting at, don't shoot until you are well satisfied that you are not shooting at a human being, don't shoot at random, wait until you are absolutely certain, you are not going to lire into a human target, and don't sboot in the direction of a person within range, even if you lose the game. In Snyder county the other day a man wa" vaccinated with bird - shot by a hunting companion who fired at a turkey that was sitting low in the brush. The matt who was hit was on tre other side of the brush. A iarty of deer - hunters were up in the mountains some years ago and when they went out in the morning they were stationed, it was understood, about a quarter of a mile apart at the runways to wait for the deer. One gentle - maat, a HaTrisburger, was watching very intenitly when he saw) the bushes about a hundred yards away move mysteriously, and he concluded it was a deer browsing, but he was not quite sure. He determimted to wait a while and get a fair shot alt what he thought was venison on the hoof. By and by the bushes moved again, and the watcher slowly drew his Winchester up and prepared to fire. He could see portions of what he certainly thought was a deer's body, but he .hesitated about firing until he could see more of it. The third time the bushes moved, and again, did the hunter's rifle go up to his shoulder, and again did he refrain from shooting he wanted to be sure. As he lowered his rifle the. head of a mam appeared above the busies and he saw a hunting companion whom he imagined "was stationed a quarter of a mile away. Something he could not understand, unless it war supreme caution, had impelled him to refrain from firing, and if he had fired tie would have killed his companion, for he was a dead shot Be sure of what you axe snooting at before you shoot, and don't point a loaded or unloaded gun at anybody. Xhe "Telegraph" to - morrow will be a thing of beauty and a joy for every household. Besides all of the news local, general and telegraphic it will contain a number of special articles. Chief of these is a paper read by Miss Mary McAllister at the recent meeting of the Etaughters of the Revolution, on Francis Marion, one of the most interesting and certainly the most romantic character of the struggle for independence. Miss McAllister has prepared her paper with great care, and it is not only instructive but worthy a high place in the archives of the Daughters. As usual, "M. Quad" has a supply of funny things that are perfectly irresistible and have created a laughr 11 over Harrisburg - in fact, wherever the "Telegraph" goes, and it goes pretty much everywhere in this vicinity. He tells about "Squan Creek Folks" and there are some extracts from the Arizona Kicker that are very funny. The short story of the evening is by David Skaats Foster, entitled "A Crisis in Oldendorf," and is written in Mr. Foster's usual happy vein. The "Telegraph" always aims to give its readers that which ia best. Get the best, all the news, price two cents, served by faithful carriers at ten cents per week. It is fuuny that with, fire watchmen on tUe Capitol ground hordes of bad boys are permitted to chase the squirrels recently placed in the park by Mr. Delaney, who received them from Governor O'Ker - rall, of Virginia. - Why not make a few arrests and show the hoodlums that the park and its contents are protected? Thre w8 yoangman from Crlll8 Whose father tad left htm a piste ' He never wnn!d diegn To employ bis brelgn In aught but a Btuly ot style. PKRSOHAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief HenUon of tile Movements of Yomr Friends and Acqaalntaatces. Miss Kat'herine Brenner is the guest of Mrs. Martin Church, of Chestnut street. Mrs. A. B. Commings, of 309 Market street, is visiting relatives in Wellstooro, Tioga county. Mrs. Sue Hess, of Fourth and Walnut streets, lias been visiting friends in Baltimore and Washington. Word was received yesterday that Mr. and Mrs. Speer landed ait Vancouver, B. C. Wednesday, the 20th. Ross J. Blosser, accompanied by his wife and child, of Washington, D. C, is visiting relatives in this city. Jerome Hite, of Steelton, and a team from this city will confer the Pocohontas Degree of Red Men in York next Tuesday evening. Mrs. S. C. Wilson, of No. 020 Boas street, and Mrs. S. H. Kautz, Xo. 27 South Thirteenth Street, have gone to Baltimore and Washington, D. C, for an indefinite time. Rev. George S. Duncan, Ph. I .. pastor of the Ik - kincton Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C, has been appointed to a professorship of the Semitic languages and literatures in Howard University of Wa'shington. Dr. Duncan will give courses of instruction in the Hebrew, Arabic. AssvTiani and in Old Testament criticism. His duties as professor will not interfere with 'his work in the pastorate. Ex - Deputy Attorney General Sanderson, of Pittsburg, was int town to - da Silas Grajr Is Chteifsl. Pittsburg Dispatch. A message from Harnsburg was re - - oivel bv the officials at . Riverside Pen: tentiary'last night containing' the news that. Si'las Gray had been granted a par don. Gray was at once informed of (he result of his last application. lie was tiiiwh anWted and expressed his warm appreciation of the assistance he had received from the prison authorities toward fee - urine his liberation. It will be about three davs before the official document will arrive, and until the expiration of that time Grav - will remain a prisoner. Gray was one of the most interesting prisoners in Riverside Penitentiary. The sensational story of the crime for which he was convicted and the circumstances surrounding his case marked him among the convicts. His many applications for pardon made his name familiar to every Pardon Board for years, and columns have been published in the newspapers about him. Gray was one of the best - behaved pris oners in the institution. He was always cheerful, in spite of the sentence of life imprisonment hanging over him. After fach refusal of the Pardon Board he would be downcast for a few days, but would then brighten up and commence planning another attempt to get a re - neanng. .inougn over 4o years of age, he does not look over 35. and is an intei. ligent looking man. It is expected he will return to nis oia nome in Westmoreland county. QUA K ICR CITY NOTK8. The Record. A bicycle meet a collision. Always up to date the calendar. Far - sighted folks axe buying Christmas iwesents. She I see by the paier that Vasar College has a foot ball team. He Ah! look nig forward to bargain days, 1 suppose. . A downtown toper drank carbolic acid by mistake, and a temperance paper head ed its account of the accident: "Strong Drink Ivilled Him. X - ell So Mr. Kostique. said he 'was pleased with my piano recital because it wns so finished? Belle Not exactly. He said he was pleased when it was finished. Mrs. Xewrichi I want to buy some ribbon for my" racing colors. Clerk Yes, ma'am: what shade? Mrs. Xewrich It don't make any difference but the colors must b fast. SPORTING TIDINGS. Baltimore defeated the All - Aniericans at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, yesterday 7 to 4. If the weather permits a large crowd is expected to witness to - morrow's game between the liisrn fcnooi team and the Dickinson "Preps." C - W. Kriek rode in 'has last races of the season at Lavelle Fair Tuesdav. winning the mile open and five - mile handicap. The prizes were two $35 diamonds. A AOVEL CKKTDBT RUN It Will Take Place on Thanksgiving umy uiuci spgrusg .news. George G. McFarland. the Xorth Third street bicycle dealer, has decided to hold ac entury run between this city and Dauphin tower, at the upper end of the Narrows, on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. Each rider enter ing wm be expected to make tne rounu trip between Front and Mac - lay streets and Uauphin tower seven times in order to get in the one hundred miles. The time limit will be twelve hours and the starting time will be between G and 8 A. M. The rider making the best time will get a fine jeweled go.d medal, the second best rider a pair of $10 tires, and all sur vivors a silver medal. There will be no pacemakers and all riders entering will be numbered. A REPORTED IMPROVEMENT. Penmy" May Raxe a Few Old Buildings Close to Union Stat Ion. It has been reported to the "Telegraph" that the "Pennsy" is considering the dem olition of the few rickety frame buildings at Chestnut street and Grace Alley, at no distant date and the ornamentation of the site thus vacated in a manner like unto that recently accomplished at the Market street entrance to tne station, it is known that the company's resident civil engineers have been making surveys in that locality within 'the past tew days. and the improvement is expected to follow shortly. It is the desire of the company's officials here to make the immediate surroundings of the station as or - would also increase the open space at the Chestnut street "entrance, and this result probably weighed heavily in its consideration. In the event of the razing of these structures the company and city will be without a morgue, unless another build ing is erected or remodeled for such purpose. It is expected that other improvements will be made at and about Union Station within the next twelvemonth, and it is among the probabilities that we will get that Market street bridge before 1899 arrives. "Pennsy" September Relief Report. September payments of the Pennsylva nia Relief Department were $46,177.99, divided as follows: Death, $21,383.&3; accident, $8,35o.50: sick. $16,438.16. August disbursements were $50,931.50, and July payments S46.046.30. The number of death claims paid on the Middle Division were six; sick claims, 157, and accident claims. 55. On the Phila delphia Division the death claims numbered 2; accident claims, 58, and sick claims, WS. Total disbursements from February loth, 189(5. until Septemler 30th, 1897, were $5,559,528. 15. They embraced 4,152 death, claims, 77,345 accident claims and J0d,02 sick claims. Car Inspector Rapp Will Wed. Thursday. November 11th. Car Ineneit - or James A. Rapp, of the Union Station force, will 'be wedded to Miss Jennie H. ood, at the home of the bride s par ents, No. 110 South Fourth street. After a trip to Pittsburg and points further west they will take up their residence in Wormleyisiburg, where Mr. Rapp has furnished a home. They will receive their numerous friends at their Wormlevshn re - home on the evening of November 15th. Office and Shop 1 allt " It is said that the "Pennsy" has aban doned its proposed $2 excursion to Wash ington, D. C, this coming Sunday. j. no (Jumper land valley Has purchased the Hersh iwarehouse at Newville and will use it for local freight. Agent Alex Aluler. of the Cumberland Valley at Newville, and wife, made a trip to this city yesterday. A. W llliamsport. Md.. dispatch to the Baltimore American: says there is a freight blockade on that end of the West ern Maryland, which may not be broken tor a tew days. J. he Railway itmiDloves Journal as a new publication just started in Scr anion oy Hi. 1 1. c - all. Superintendent MeOaleb and partv in spected the Sunbury Division of the P. Ac i. yesterday. The Phdadelohia Di vision was inspected Wednesday. It has cone torth that the Philadelphia & Readinc will make no renairs to the damaged Jam of the tidewater canal at Columbia, canal traffic not paying nowa days. Day Express made the run from A! - toona to this city the other day in two hours and thirty - five minutes. .Benjamin llackett, an old fireman on the Middle Divwion. died suddenlv at Bedford. Pa., yesterday afternoon at 4. He was born in New Bloomfield,Julv 12th x&oi. .a. wiie ani one son survive. The new MilUrsburg work taim is now engaged on grading for t'he second track between Georgetown and Herndon. marly this morning the "Penusvl s" warehouse at Gordonville was burned. The loss is small. The fire is supposed to have originated from a stove. I'assenger iirakeman tJanefer is an nouncing trains at union Station during the absence of Adam Giveler on a vacation in Franklin county. A BOWI. OS ROSES FREE. An Ormai lent for the Home Which Will Last All Winter. Flowers are becoming scarce and hiirh - prieed. but everybody can have, without charge, a 'bowl of beautiful roses, which win not iaae, ana which, will be a constant source of delight. The roses are on paper tout the picture is o perfect mat you will not miss the perfume, it is easily the most attractive picture ever given by a newspaper. It will be free with everv oonv of the Philsi1elilii!i Sun. day Press of next Sunday, October 21th. The Sunday Press wi:i be as great in every other particular. Everv oasre will be bright with features to be found in no other paper. The best writers in every field are contributors to the Sunday Press. The woman's page, the children's page, the sporting pages, the literary page, the Humorous page, etc., are tne liest published. You had better order next Sun days Press to - day. Sorrow ot Robert Bams Lodce. Robert Burns Lodge of Masons held a meeting last night aud appropriate reference was made to the death of the late master of tnie lodge, Joseph Pouvtov. liiiilogistic remarks were made In - M senior warden, and acting master. Frank H. W lckershaan. S. M. Goho. M. W. Jacobs. tiros, earner Dull :in,rl others. Union Bible Class To - Kigut. t?vp - T ivr - ,,. . . r ' . wi'.l reopen the Union Bible Class hi As sociation Hall this evening at - 7.30 o'clock. This will be the first session of the class since the latter part of Al. - irch Whem Dr. Stearns closed all his classes prnr i 111s inp around tne world. le yil take up the study of the International Sunday School Lesson as in former years, ah are invited to attend. A Century Rnn. The West End Wheelmen will hold an ncii century run on Thanksgiving Day Koute rrom 1' ront and Ala clay street to tionman House, tlauphin, and as manv round - trips required to complete the ruik a;i survivors will be presented with meaais. Craibed His Finger. Charles V inter, an emolove of t.he "Telegraph" press room and residinc - . - it 205 South Front street, while assisting to clean a large press this morning had the middle finger on his bight hand caught, badly lacerating that member. ' It was dressed at the City Hospital. Ilarrlabnrg Pastors Present. The Eastern Synod of the Reformed Church met in annual session in St, John's Church, Milton, Wednesday evening. The annual sermon was preached by the retiring president, Rev. H. M. Kief - fer. D. D., Easton. Rev. Henry Mosser, D. D., of Reading, was unanimously elected president. . Rev. E. N. Kremer and Elder J. J. Kur - zenknabe, of Salem Church, and Rev. J. S. Hartman and Elder S. W. Meyers, of Second Church, are in attendance. Heavy Rain To - Day. This morning about 5 o'clock a heavy rain set in, and during the day the rainfall has been heavy. It was a much - needed downpour. Recent Pensions Granted. Announcement is made at Washington of the granting of the following pensions: George Rahn, Carlisle; John W. Miller, r ort Hunter. Uaupnin; John Cobaugh, Hummelstown; Susan Low, New Buffalo, Perry. Jndgc of Election. William M. Tait has been appointed judge of election for the First precinct of the Fifth ward in place of J. Howard ,Wrt, who baa removed to another word. HON. JOSIAH D. HICKS, Member of Congress from the Altooua district, will be among the speakers at the rally of Republican Veterans on Tuesday evening next. CAPITOL HILL. Yesterday afternoom the Supreme Court fixed the time for hearing the argument in the Capitol Commission case. Monday, November 1st. is the day set. The argument will be on the appeal taken from the decision of the Dauphin Couanty Court in the case of Coje et al. vs. The .Capitol Commission. This was a quiet day at the Capitol, several of the officials being out of town. ORDER OF SOLON. Over Two Hundred Ihonsand Dollars May Be EacAeated. Information has been filed by Robert Godfrey, of Pittsburg, with the Aud itor General alleging escheat to the State of the money, funds, property and assets of the Order of Solon in the hands of the receiver, William II. Gaski'.l, of Mead - ville, Crawford county. The information was filed October 20th. It is set forth that the escheat occurs by reason of the fact that there are no rightful owners for said fund, which is estimated at $250, - 000. Senator S. J. M. McCarrell, of ttm city, has been commissioned escheator in the matter. FORGIVEN THIS TIMK. Bnt Don't Let It Occur Again, The Cosrt says. In an opinion) this morning approving the transfer of the liquor license of Iiouis Bernhart, No. 167 Paxton street, to John R. Orner. to which objections had been heard earlier in the week, Judges Simon - torn and McPherson say: "The transfer of this license to the petitioner, John R. Orner has been objected to on the allega tion which was proved to be the tact. that when holding a .'icense for the Key stone Hotel, lie gave credit for liquor drank on the premises by providing persons who did not board at his hotel and wiho never took a meal there with paste board cards, one of which is copied as follows: "Date 1897. I agree to pay all charged to me on this ticket as board the following pay day at Keystone Hotel, Tl and Kast State street, ilarris - burg, Pa., J. R. Ornerj proprietor, without inquisition, exemption, ana stay of execution, and I further empower anv attorney of any court of record within the United States to appear for me and confess judgment against me for the hereon named sum, with above waivers, cost of suit, release and errors, and ten per cent, attorney's commission. iName This ticket is good ror $1.00.' "This card contains the figure o re peated around the margin twenty times, and whenever a drink of liquor was taken one of these was punched out, and when all were punched the customer was in debted to the publican in the sum of one dollar. e cannot regard ttiis as anything but a means of giving credit for liquor sold by the drink contrary to the spirit of the aw, and calculated to encourage persons of small means to spend their money for drink, and were it not that we have ; learned that many of the publicans of j this city are in the habit of issuing these J cards, we would refuse to authorize the , transfer, and it must be distinctly under - : stood by all concerned that an applicant tor license herealter wi.l run serious risk if it is shown to us that he has issued or in any way made use of this or any similar device after this date. The IkmkI is approved and transfer authorized." GAVE HIMSELF CP. . Harry Null Jailed ror the Theft of Bi cycle a scar Ago. Over a year ago a. young man named Harry Null hired a bicycle from W. Douglass Forster, of South Market Square, for an - hour or so. The hour or so was greatly prolonged, so much so tnat omeers were put on nis, trail and the wheel was. su - hsequfnrt.y - recovered at Decatur. 111. A couple weeks ago Chief Westen heard that Null was again at his home in West Fairview: and sent a de tective after him. Getting wind of the officer's coming, Nul? made himself scarce. But knowing that he would eventually 'be captured if he remained about home, and not caring to roam just l - V - 1, ' 1 , f - wT - r i yei. iNU - ii surpriseu mier westeu tuis morning by appearing at the police sta tion with liis mother and confessing that he was the man wanted for the crime. He was remanded for a hearine. NulI is 21 years of age and a laborer by occupation. " Hlatorjr of Colored Muonry." Rev. J. B. Staneberrv. of Philadelohia - delivered a lecture before a public meet ing ot Chosen Friends ldge, colored Masons, at the Bethel A. M E. Church. on East State street, .last night, hisi subject being, "The History of Colored Masonry Its Liegitiniaey and Regularity." Rev. Mr. Stansberry was formerly pastor of one of the Harrisburg churches and caine fromi Philadelphia especially to make tne address. A 'banonet followed the meetinsr at the Council Hall, at which J. S. Thomas pre - siueu ana aaoresses were made lv W. J. Carter. J. W. Simpson. .T. H. W. Howard, of this city: Rev. W. II. Ed wards, Meelton, and .1. T. Comptan, Scrauton. Rev. Mr. Stajisberry is past grand master of the Grand Ixwlge of Pennsylvania. There were sixty about the banqueting board. Mnalc for Yonng Women To - night. The following musical programme will be observed at the Young Women's Christian Aussociation. 71 North Third street, to - night at 8 o'clock, to which a'l young women are cordially invited: Piamo solo, Miss Edna Our; vocal solo, Miss Emma Bird: piano solo, Miss Blanche Wolbert; piano solo, Miss Marv Rynard; vocal solo, "Consider the IjllUs,1' Miss Clarinda Thompson; piano solo, Miss Bertha Fitzgerald; vocal solo, "Good - bv, Sweet Day," Mr. Ross II. Smith; piano so'.o, Miss Edna. Orr; piano solo. Missi Mary Rynard; vocal solo, "It Was a Dream - ." Miss Thompson; piasio solo. Miss Blanche Wrotlert; piano solo. Miss Bertha Fitzgerald. The October Argna. The High School Argus' for October was issued yesterday and is as interesting and ui - to - date as usua'. The editorial comments are - well written and ishow that the Argus is anxious to develop the latent energies of the school in various directions. The Belles Iettres department is small but of a hligh order and the columns show careful preparation. Marriage Iilcenaes. II. M. Ban in and M. V. West, both of Klingerstown; William I. Esheinan and Bertha I. Brehm, both of Oberlin; Montgomery G. Nies and Grace Ho - bbs. both of Harrisburg; Ajonzo K. Ijuvanture, Mt. Holly Springs, and Katie E. Rahn, New Benton; Mr. Nies and Miss Hobbs were married Monday. .MITT IN UK. Maybe it didn't rain about 5:30 thss A. M. The Pennsylvania German Sixietv nut at Lancaster to - day. John Drew added to his fame in this city last night in. "Rosemary." There is talk of constructing a fire - proof vault in the court house to preserve the city records. ' Tie Twentieth Century Club danced at the Armory last night. The Citizen's Band, of Steelton, furnished music. The members of the clergy of the diocese, of Harrisburg, of the Roman Catholic Church, held their quarterly conference at Sylvan Heights yesterday. John H. HoffmaDi. captain - general of the order in America, addressed Cincin - natus Comniandery, Knights of Malta, last night. Prof. H. C. Hoffman, physical director of the Young Men's Christian Association, will take the boys belonging to the junior department to the mountain houe at Quigg's Gap to - morrow morning. Miss Nettie Robinson, the fashionable dressmaker, of 24 North Fifth street, hais gone to Philadelphia, and INew York on a business trip for a week. To - morrow night a meeting in the interest of the O. U. A. M. will lie held at Penbrook and Past State Councillor II. O. Hoistein anil Messrs. Server and Graham, of Philadelphia. State officers, will .vpeak. A council may lw furm - d at Penbrook in November. The Harrisburg Academy of Medicine will celebrate its third anniversary at the academy, on North Second street, on - November otn. tne committee ot arrangements is preparing an' elaborate pro - gi - a mine. The Lader Brewing Company, of Co lumbia, of which M. P. Johnson, of this city, is a stockholder, was chartered yesterday at the State Department, It has $150,000 capitel. COBB, ARCHITECT. His Plan for the New Gapito Adopted To - Day IT IS A HANDSOME DESIGN. Working Plan to be Prepared at Once. I COMBINATION STRUCTURE Henry Ives Cobb, the distinguished architect of Chicago and Washington, has been chosen as the architect of the new Capitol of Pennsylvania. This selection was made' this morning at a meeting of the Commission and a formal resolution was adopted accepting Mr. Cobb's design. He will go to work at once on FOURTH HOUSE O g a 3 n f - 'X H Si a WING SKNATE WEST STATE STREET ENTRANCE. t'he working drawings, which will probably be ready within a month or six weeks. Two weeks will then be allowed contractors to bid on the construction of the building, so that work will probably le started about the first of the new year. Mr. Cobb estimates that the legislative building can be completed within a year from the time of beginning the work. The architect selected was highly recommended to the Commissioners. He bears the reputation of being one of the best designers in the country. He designed the fisheries building at the World's Fair and was one of the experts in architecture on the World's Fair board of judges. He has since designed many imposing buildings in Chicago and is now specially employed by the United States Trtusury Department for expert architectural work. Large buildings in six different States are now being constructed under his supervision. He is at present supervising architect of the United States post office building at Chicago. Messrs. Harding and Furness, of Phil - Messrs. Haring, of New York, and Furness, of Philadelphia, two com - iwtitors for the capitol plans, voted for Mr. Cobb as a member of the bc?ard of experts. Mr. Harding said he had never seen Cobb, but was satisfied with his work on the fisheries building at the World's Fair. In his general description of his plan, submitted to the .Commission, Mr. Cobb says the principal building should be located so that the dome shall be above the intersection of State and Capitol streets. This and many olher minor considerations have led to the arrangement of the buildings, which viewed from any possible point will give a simple, dignified and imposing mass, each building helping to produce a grand whole. Careful consideration has loen given to the necessity of constructing the different buildings at different times. He says it is impossible to con struct a proper legislative building with a dome and all the requirements 6et forth in the programme for the present appropriation of $550,XK), but it is possible to build two legislative chambers and sufficient offices,, committee rooms, etc., to answer the 'present needs of the State government. Willi this in view the central building can be constructed wth a temporary low dome and many of the rooms which are to be used when the entire building is completed for other pur - Ises can for the present be used for committee rooms and offices in immediate demand. In this manner a good, practical, legislative building can be produced which will give the Commonwealth sufficient accommodation for all its needs and be a credit to the State. This legislative building, he says, can first be constructed by itself as shown .by the drawings sulnuit - ted. At some future time the dome or eitner one or both of the additional buildings can be added without interferinir with) the present departmental buildings or interrupting the use of the legislative building. the departmental buildinars. which will lie connected with the main or legislative building by wings containing omces, can ue constructed botn together or one at a time wlienever desired. Mr. Cobb recommends the use of cranite and informs the Commission that the central building designed for legislative usi can be constructed of this material and completed with a low dome within the limit or t:!ie present aimropnation. The Capitol, when completed by the addition of the wings and departmental buildings on the north and south, in the future, will be an imposing pile. En tenng from est State street, one pro ceeds through a wide corridor with committee rooms on either side to the rotunda, where grand staircases and elevators will be provided to reach the floor immediately above on which are located the legislative chambers. The Senate will 1h located on the western or Third street end of the building, with light and air irom tnree sides directly troni the ex Keeping Down tne Disease. Si - i ii i t i r - - i Ifli. - ni - 1. - " 1 1 1 ii . . ... i . . 1 1 m' j V - ...V1 . . i.iwii i r - nil .1 uipiwneriu cara at tne nome or - Mr. Ivautt - man, No. 510 Reily street, this afternoon, .....1 t: 1 . 1 1 r . i uuu iiu i am iin - ii me nouse. ue nas removed the diphtheria quarantine at No. 133.S North Seventh street and will remove the diphtheria quarantines at No. 035 North Seventh street and No. 13J0 Susquehanna street to - morrow. Mr. Meals Uolag to the Klondike i S. Meals, who formerly managed au ice creaim parlor on North Third street, has disposed of his business and will leave on the 10th of November for Seattle, where ib? will purchase an outfit for the Alnsk - :i gold fields. He will start for the Klondike on the first steamer in the snring. Two More Kngleton Hoaxes Sola. Two more of the handsome Bmrletrn homes have beeu sold. Both are located on the south side of Hamilton street, be tween Green and Penn. and have been purchased by Fred Morganthaler and Butcher Ivoons, who will shortly remove therein. Sewer Accident and Three Men Killed Reading, Fa., Oct. 22. Early this forenoon a large portion of the new sewer in North Reading caved in and many tons of earth fell on three Italians, who were working in the trench. A large force of men was put to work, and by 11 o'clock the bodies of two had been taken out. The other had not yet been reached, but there is no possibility that he is still alive. The dead are Dominie Cotch and Lewis Man - crose. Tom Ross is missing. Several were injured. A Girl for a Horse. Stroudsburg, Pa., Oct. 22. A band of gypsies camped near Dingman's Ferry lost one of their horses, and for scvcral'davs they made ineffectual efforts to trade off one of their party, a comely young woman, to farmers in, exchange for a horse. The girl, when asked her opinion f the trade, said : "I" m willing to go. If I haint worth more than a hors you ueedn't take me." But the trader was unable to effect the desired exchange and finallv a horse was bought for $20. Soon after sailing for Honolulu from Mare Island, Cal., the fire room on the cruiser Baltimore was flooded bv the blowing out of a manhole plate, and the veseei was compeiiea to return, terior. The House will be located at the eastern or Fourth street end of the building, with light and air from the three sides immediately from the exterior. Both Senate and House will be provided with ample gallery space above the level of the floors of the respective chambers. There will be a large space above the galleries on the third floor of the 'building for caucus and other rooms. The new Capitol building - will be brought forward, under Mr. Cobb's plan, about thirty feet beyond the line of the present buildings. The construction of the wiDgs from the central building to the prospective departmental buildings on either side will form courts to the right and left of the main entrance. . The exterior. Mr. Cobb suggests, should be constructed of Pennsylvania granite or marble, the frame work to be of steel and iron, and the interior walls, partitions and floors of brick and hollow tile. The interior is to be finished in. marble, hard woods and stucco. It is to be in . general a building equal in construction and finish to the best modern building. ' It is the desire of the Commission to obtain, if possible, in addition ; to the central building at least a portion of the con necting wTings running north and south, which will contain offices and committee rooms, and the architect has been requested to furnish an estimate of the cost of adding these connecting wings and to inform the Commissioners whether the additional cost of such wings can be met by lesa elaborate and expensive finishing of the interior of the central or legisl - STRKET. O K - a H S3 G - i f O 3 WING tive building than he has suggested in his specifications. Of course, the present idea of the Commission is to finish the legislative building with a low dome because the architect estimates that it will cost from 75. - 000 to $100,000 to construct the complete aome. j It is estimated that the o'd material saved from the burned building, consisting of brick, stone and iron, is worth $30,000, and can be utilized in the new structure. The legislative building, for which provision is now being made, will be about 104 feet high to the base of the dome, which will be 96 feet higher. Each chani'ber will be about 70 feet In width. Under the act of Assembly the Commissioners were obliged to select not only a plan for the legislative building, but also plans for such other buildings an may be necessary to accommodate the departments of the State Government. The plans adopted cover all these buildings, although at present there is no authority for erecting any building - except that which is for the accommodation of the General Assembly. The plans adopted contemplate the erection of three buildings running from east to west and connecting them by wings running north and south, so as to give, wheu' all' are completed and connected, practically the effect of a single structure. The central building, now to be erectid, is for the use of the General Assembly. It embraces that portion of the general plan shown in the diagram exclusive of the wing and department buildings. Many excellent designs were submitted to the Commissioners, but the principal considerations which led them finally to adopt the plan submitted by Mr. Cobb are to be found in the fact that his plans provided for outside light and air to both Senate and House, and provide also for the erection of additional buildings for departmental purposes in the future and in such position that they can be readily connected with the legislative building, thus giving to all1 the buildings when completed practically the effect of a single structure, and at the same time making all the departments of the government more accessible and convenient to persons having business with them. The amount of the appropriation will not permit of making high dome on this building a.t present, but at some future time the dome can le erected and the additional buildings for departmental purposes can be added without interfering with the legislative building. The legislative building now to be constructed and the successive buildings t' at folo.'w to make up the complete True - lure can all be erected without in nnv way lis - trirbing the existing surroundings in the cjapitol Park. This is a matter of very gn.iit importance to the iooplo. It has taken several generations to product the exceptional beauty of the Capitol grounds anl such, natural beauty can ouh - Ih - produced by time. Should the gro'uuds Ik - altered so as to accommodate a different location for one or more buildings intead of using the present site, and t'he rrcs replaced by new ones it will take at least fifty years to secure a satisfaetorv re - . - jilt. The plans adojrted contemplate no era iigcs whatever ia the grounds. Tl - e exiK - mso of erecting additional buildings in the near future, will, by rea - - o;i - r uie p.an adopted ly the Commi, - - - sVn. be very much le. - s than if these ad - il'ilional buildings were located in remote section of the grounds, and the exin - n.se cf maintenance and management will be annually much less than if the buildings were separated. The Commissioners are confident that t!hieir conclusion to preserve the natural lieauty of ihe.park will he approved by the people generally. Auditor General Mylin. State Treasurer Haywood Senator S. J. M. McCtuifll and Hon. II. K. Boyer were all present this morning when the plan was formally adopted. Governor Hastings was detained in Philadelphia by the illness of his lNirtner. MRS. Z1NE8 WILL. Kit Shaw Will Oct the Properly. Camden. N. J.. Oct. t2 The f Mr.. Emma Zane. who. with her A mo - hier Mr?. Sarah M. Shaw, were murdered at their 1iotii on - T.ino , - .tm..: t - . : - v - ii , n,i.rii, - r Urh. was admitted to private t - j - day. Mrs. Zane was the owner of three lio - iYscu o tie time of her deach. One of these hi,n.ycs s;Iia will! - to her im T..L. - n .i t r t " - ' . - i.... iiUll Hill Aiinc. and the other two she lequcaths, together with the residue of the estate and personal property, 10 nor uaugluer, Mrs. Sarah S!!.aw. her heirs or assigns. The will also appoints Mrs. Shaw the sole ex ecutor. The only heir of Mrs. Shaw, wlio met death at the same time as the testatrix, is her son, Eli Shaw, who is now in t hd crtimitv rwisoi iccnso.1 if lio, ...... - - - i . - - - - i . i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - dered his two relatives. ( General Gregg's Friends active. Reading. Oct. 22. The first definite move in the coming contest for the Reading post office appointment was made la; evening, wheu a number of petitions re placed in ci rcufja tion recommending Hen. David McM. Gregg, late Auditor General of Pennsylvania, for postmaster. In a few hours the petitions had received a large number of signatures, and numerous additions were made to - day. The movement is in opposition to the "act ion of the late Republican county convention, when A. M. High, the Quay leader in Berks county, was unanimously recommended for the appointment. More Consuls A ppolnted. Washington. Oct. 22. The President made the following appointments to - day: Consuls' John Howell Carroll, of Maryland, at Cadiz, Spain; Charles B. Harris, of Indiana, at Nagasaki. Japan: William Wallace Mills, of Texas, at Chihuahua. Mexico: Oscar F. Williams, (f New York, ot Manilla. Philippine Islands; William" Murtiu, of New York, al Clung Kiau - i. China.. Tariff on Klondike Pck.s. Ottawa. Out.. Oct. 22. The repoit telegraphed from Victoria that the Canadian Government had decided to charge a du':v on every class of goods taken into the Klondike country.including miners' packs, is not correct. There has been no change in the customs laws affecting that country and miners are ptill jormittcd to take in an outfit free of duty wheu not exceeding $100 in value. BTATE PRESBYTERIAN SYNOD. Sixteenth Annnal Session Opened at Cbambcribure Willi 300 Delegates Present. Chambersburg, Oct. 22. The sixteenth annual meeting of the Presbyterian Synod of Pennsylvania convened yesterday in. Falling Spring Church. Nearly 300 commissioners were present. Moderator Rev. Dr. Loyal Y. Graham, of Philadelphia, was absent on account of illness, and Dr. David A. Cunningham, of Wheeling. W. Va., presided. The opening sermon was preached by Dr. Francis A. Horton, of Philadelphia, his text being Psalm Ixxxix, 15. The devotional services were participated in by Dr. Joseph Vance, of Chester; Dr. G. W. Chalfont, of Pittsburg; Dr. W. M. Rice, of Philadelphia, the oldest member of the Synod. The Synod sent a telegram to Dr. Graham expressing sincere sympathy and prayers for a speedy recovery. At the afternoon session Dr. William Lowrie, of Bellefonte, was elected Moderator. The report of the Sustentation Committee showed a banner year in Pennsylvania, $130,000 having been given to home missions and .$20,000 to the sustentation plan. The committee aided 181 churches and supplemented salaries of 151) ministers. Twenty - two churches and 15 ministers more than the year before were aided at $1,300 - less expense. Popular meetings were heldjn the evening. At the meeting on thr"siibject of synodical home missions and. sustentation. Dr. Charles O. Dickey, of Philadelphia, presided, and addresses were delivered by Rev Joseph J. McCarrell, of McKeesport, and Dr. John S. Stewart, of Towanda. At the meeting on the subject of higher education, addresses were delivered by Presidents Moffatt and War - field. Measnres Discussed To - day. Oiifciwibersburg, Pa.. Oct. 22. At today's session of the Presbyterian Synod, the Committee on Synodical Sustentation askd for an appropriation of $30,000 next year, $5,000 additional for work in new fields. Dr. I. W. Hathaway, of New York, secretary of the National Sabbath Observance nion, spoke against Sunday excursions. Sunday newspapers and Sunday bicycles. Dr. David Mills, of Tacoma, submitted a report on army chaplains. He stated there were 34 chaplains in the amiy, four of whom were ltesbyterians. He recommended an increase in army chaplains to correspond with the number of posts. The rciMit was ordered to be printed and sent to Congress. SPLIT OH TUB SPANG K8TATK. Certain Heirs in Reading Disappointed at Lac at of Proof. Reading, Pa., Oct. 22. A meeting of Pennsylvania heirs of the John George Spang estate of $30,000,000 in Germany was held in this city yesterday. A. J. Dress, who had investigated in Germany, reported that the exact location of the richest part thereof in that empire was in East Friese. Mr. Dress added: "General Kniphausen called upon me in Germany and told me that he had charge. I saw him three times, and he told me that he was ready to turn over the property if I had the right papers, showing that I was tlie representative of the heirs." J. H. Reninner said he was sorry that there was no official information on the subject. He thought that at present there was too much hearsay evidence and that there seemed to be no proof to show that there was a fortune at all. The outcome of the meeting, however, was a determination to push the investigation already begun, and ascertain by what legal means the American heirs can get ixissession of the great estate in Germany. ONLY ONB FLAG FOR HIM. A Virginian Prefers the Stata and Stripes for Schools. Richmond, Va., Oct. 22. True patriotism was displayed at the meeting of the Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans of Virginia when Major Norman V. Randolph, one of the most enthusiastic ex - Oon federates, of the State, arose to protest against a proposition to haul down the Stars and Stripes for the Stars and Ba rs. The occasion of Major Randolph's patriotic outburst was the submission of a resolution that the History Committee of the organization consider the advisability of hoisting the flap of Virginia on every public school builiiing in the State. In opposing the resolution Major Randolph said: "The Hag of tl.. - Union belongs to me just as much as it does to a Boston or a New York man. and I would hate to see i - t taken down fivii our public school buildings and have it substituted by the Virginia flag." The resolution will be referred to the History Committee for consideration. SAYIiOR ACCKPTS A PLACE. The President Offers the Senator a Tala able Consulship. Washington, D. C, Oct. 22. Senator Henry D. Snylor, of Montgomery, was yesterday eftered by the President the po sition of Consul to Mantanzas, Cuba, and the otter was accepted. Previously Sen - at or Saylor and Congressman Mahon had had a consultation with Assistant Secre tary Day at the State Department, and found that the three diplomatic missions that have not yet been filled by appointees of this administration, those to the Argentine Republic. Siam and Bolivia, had lecn promised to candidates from other Mates, and the Consulship at Mantanzas was the best place left m the service. Therefore, after consultation with Sen ator Penrose and other friends here. Sen a tor Saylor decided to take the Cuban post, which is regarded as inore desirable than the mission to Bolivia or Siam. Matanzas is, after Havana, the most important Consulship in Cuba. The salary is $3,500 a year, and the emoluments are increased by certain fees which the Consul is allowed to retain. DK4MATIC COURT SCRNK. Suildu Appearance of the Wife Who Ue swore was Uead. New Brunswick. Oct - 22. A scene of great dramatic interest was enacted in the Middlesex county court yesterdav. when Wi'Jiam Isleib, after having sworn, that his wile was dead, was confronted by the woman. Isleib was on the stand to prove an alibi in the case against him. He is charged - with committing a rob - In' ry at the rectory of the Catholic Church at Meruehen, occupied by the itev. rather J. A. Lawrence. Father Lawrence swore positively that Isleib was the man he discovered in his room. Isleib swore that his wife had died four years ago. Mrs. Isleib was brought into vlie court room. "Do you know this woman.'' tnundered John S. Voorhees, the County Prosecutor. Isieib had to ad mit that lie did. JAPAN MAY FIGHT RUSSIA. Alarming State of Affairs Reported from (.ore. Vancouver, Oct. 23. An alarming state or anairs m - tjoroa, wimcili, may result in a war oetween Japan and Russia, is re - lorted in advices from the Orient - A correspondent of a Shanghai paper takes rather an ominous view of the sit uation. The Japanese are surveying the soutnorn coasts ot I orea, while the Russians have obtained a small island off Fusan as a naval coal station. Thev nlsn have a naval coaling station on Roze island, opposite Chemulpo. The Japanese also are building barracks in Gensan that will hold 5,O0O men, although they claim that they are only for 200 men, which the Russian convention al lows tnem to have in LJeusan, as well as each of the treaty iorts. The Japanese in Seoul are using money quite freely in order to foster an anti - Hussian spirit. Corset Steels Saved Her Llr Providence, R. I., Oct. 22. The stays in the corset worn last night bv Miss Daisy F. Coulters, daughter of John R. ' oulters, of Auburn, R. I., saved her life. hile seated at a window she was struck on tne body by a charge of bird shot fired at close range by some one in the shadow cf the house. Before striking her the shot passed through the casing of the shutter. Her corset stays still further deflected the pellets. Bla; Falmou Catch. Vam - ouver, B, C, Oct. 22. The steamer Iikoo will sail for Liverpool to - dav with a cargo of 111.785 cases of canned salmon, valued at $44,451. lxsidos a quantity of frozen and salted salmon I and British Columbia ore. In all her j cargo amounts to ;.!MH) tons and is the largest ever taken in one vessel from 1 British Columbia. Cat's Bite Was Fatal. Lebanon. Pa.. Oct. 22. The six - vear - old son of Xiel Rb - ads. of Cornwall, died last night in terrible agony, showing all the symptoms of hydrophobia. Last June the child was bitten bv a pet cat. The wound healed and no thought of after effects was entertained until a few days ago, whoa hydrophobia, developed, . HE WAS SLICK. Bat Uncle Sam Caught Him at Last. USED THE MAILS TO DEFRAUD Worked the Old Directory Game in His Swindle. JACKSON IS NOW IN JAIL. Philadelphia. Oct. 22. Charles T. Jack son, the Viinnsr man who is accused of having swindled banks and industrial con cerns in several towns in the interior of the State, has bee committed in defnnit of $1,200 bail for trial at the November term of the L nited States Court. The di rect charge against Jackson is that of using the 'United States mails to defraud. it is alleged that he sent a collector to the concerns and presented contracts for the payment of advertisements alleged to lave been inserted in a directory nublish. ed by "Robinson and Company." The United States district attornev claim that as he made a business appointment witn tins collector by letter the mails had been used to carry out a scheme to defraud. A TO All victimized are the First National Bank of Lebanon; the Keystone Wagon Works, of Heading, and the Consolidated Steel and W ire Company, of Allentown. Jack - ns - arrest was brought about through V llliani Harris, of the Carpenter Steel V orks, of Reading, who not only refused tO PaV the SlTTmiinit rliiTntinojl K.. I .. .1 - - ..... ..v. v ii, uui lltiuu - ed the contract as a forgery. PKOERATIOX OW WOHBH'g CLCBS. Programme of the Meetlms: to be Held next Week In HarrUbsrr. The State Federation of Women's Clubs of I emisylvauia will meet in Harrisburg ntxt Tuesday and continue in session until Ihursday, inclusive. On Tuesday evening the visitors will be welcomed bv Uov - Al'IMM I I - 1 1 1 1 . 'f 1. . . i V " - - "" rc - tiiise win lie made by the president of the State Fed eration, after which a reception will be , T" vitoKors, at tne Harrisburg Club, by the Authors' and Wnliuior clubs, of Harrisburg. Wednesday, at 10 A. M., the meeting will lie called to order in the Young Men's Christian Association Hall. The invocation will be pronounced by Mrs. James Boyd. and. afiar roll call .m,l ih.. t - ,n. 1 of the minutes, an address will lie made j jirs. urocK, and reports will lie read by the secretary, treasurer and vi. - e inci dent. The afternoon meet tne wi':l he onotxul with music. Paners will lie r. - n,l hv Mk Thurlow on "Reciprocity:" "Voii - e Culture n Clulm." bv Miss Ri. - e? Urndf.wl Club," by Mrs. Hickman. An informal couf - rence on club problems will lie led by Miss Xevin - s. At the evening session pniois win lie read on "Forestrv. ' bv Mi" Dock: "Women in the Municipality." Mis. Stevenson: "Education." Mrs. Mmuford. rhursilay the meeting will lie culled to order at l:43 A. M. for the transaction of busincss. and an election of officers will ! held, the polls being o)K'ii from lo A. M. to 12: P. M. Three minuus' re - lats of chilM wi'l also lie made. In the ittciivx - iu Jlrs. II. II. Btrney will read a paper on "1 ue Meaning cf th; atioual C - J)grofl of Mothers." and a paiicr on '"Free Libraries" will po presented bv Miss Sperry. A discussion will follow. led by Mrs. Stevenson, on the subject. 'he Practical Methods of Civic WVrk." Tlie Committee on - Resolutions will then repoit. and the meeting will cloe wirli music. Thursday evening the wemeu of ihe Federation will be tendered n reccrticn by. Mrs. Hastings at the Executive Man sion. A DEAD MIfKR'8 HIDDE.t HOARD. Long Aided toy Charily, bat Had lald Aiiae money. Allentown, Pa., Oct. 22. Roliert Crampsey, a llO - ycar - old bachelor, was found drowned in the Ixdiigh Canal, at Catasauo.ua. yesterday. He lived in squalor, and was apparently s poor that the neighbors and the poor authorities had to provide him with the necessaries of life. It has since been learned, however. that Crampsey was a miser, and that he had considerable money hidden about his house. Don't Want JBoranoamlam. Editor Morrison, of the Xewton Hamil ton Watchman, is having a time exposing a new religious sect that has found a lodgement in Mifflin county. They - call themselves "born again" lieople. Doc. says they are Mormons, and wants the promoters driven out of the county. From what the Watchman says they must lie a bad lot and ought to be driven out. Will Inter at West Fall view. To - morrow the funeral of the late Mrs. Julia It hirer, who died at her daughter's home, Xo. 341 South River avenue, Oc tober llrch. from asthma and bronchitis, aggravated in n, recent bicycle accident. will take place at West Fairview. De ceased was 159 years of age. and was struck by a young man on a bicycle some days ago. An Awful Sfmrder In Spokane. Spokane. Wash.. Oct. 22. When Mrs. A. J. Lynch entered the residence of O. W. Kcssler late yesterdav afternooaa a shocking scene was presented. Mrs. K.ess - ler was dead from a terrible wound in the throat, and near her 'ay her 4 - year - old son with a bullet through his head. The husband and father is in the city prison ami is insane and under suspicion of hav ing killed his wife and child. - He pro tests his innocence and claims his wife attempted to kill their child and then committed suicide. Physicians think the child may recover. Drank and Hnsslng Amatk. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 22. While frenzied from liquor, Thomas Cooper, of Baldwin, Pa., fired his house about 1 o'clock this morning and afterwards shot three men who were lighting the flames. lie then took to the woods and a posse was or ganized to capture him, but without suc - "ess. This morning he was reported to lie roaming about the country and shoot ing at every one ia sight. At one place ne ordered a teiegrapu operator from the railroad tower at the point of the gun and blocked the trains. At another place ne nred at an unknown man and serious ly wounded him. A party of armed dona ties are now scouring the surrounding country for the purpose of capturing the maniac alive or dead. Ihe names of the three men shot were Jacob Reno, Joseph Morgan and John Barrows. The wounds are serious, but not fatal. Major Ilanty All Hlabt. Paris. Oct. Mninr M.rcos I ll.n.r the Sliocijll pnniniii.biiiip ..f T. Slates to the French International Expo - Mium or iiou, wno was serious.v ill ves - terday, starts to - night for Havre, in a siecial compartment of the train. Major Handy will be accompanied by his wife and by laeut. A. C. Baker, his assistant Thence the party wiK .ail for Southamp ton and start foa - home on Saturday. STATE NEWS. President Thomson ami parly ius - ,ni - :cd the Pennsylvania Railroad shuts; at Al - tooiia yesterdav. Thieves stole all the sacred belongings trom tlie altar of St. Mary k Catholic Church, at McKcv's Hocks. Allegheny county. The American Bankers' A?socintiou hire the detectives who ran down the for" crs. Howard and Glassford. now in jail at rroudsiuirg. Drs. R. M. Ouig. II. T. Willard anl A. W. Shelley have been appointed members of the Board of Pension h.xamining tNiir - geors at Mifllintown. On a charge of forging Sheriff Svtzer's name to a check for ?40 at Mauch Chunk Prison Turnkey Edward S)ieiieer was lunilf locked up. The Davis Bros, have already lioguii the n - clioii of a. breaker iiihmi Ihe site of thv one destroyed oy hrv a few weeks ago at l?rmd Mountain, near Pottsville. Police Chief HiN'bling. of Scrantoii. left I iitsburg lat night, with requisition papers lor tlie 'llm - o jewelry roblers vh got away with Garrett Bogurt's fine jems. The Lehieh Coal & Navigation Com pany ecu templates the introduction of elec - trieiryfor power and light in its several collieries in the Panther Creek A allev. An oM railroader, Brakeman Bryan Carr. of uressona. fell asleep on the Read iug Road, near Auburn. Schuylkill county, and was killed and tossed into the river by an - express tram. STEELTON LETTER. Steelton. Oct. 22. The large delivery wagon of William Flynn, the bottler, was tadly wrecked and the horses injured this morning. The wagon had been backed against a freight for the punose of t mus tering beer, when a shifter struck the car and upset the wagon with the result as above stated. Since the question of changing to a city was broached on Wednesday evening in council it is being discussed quite freely. The opinion seems unanimous in its favor and the advocates have received much en couragement. Make it a city by all means. The question of h'ow to dispose of the run which flows down Jefferson street is agitating our borough fathers. At the head of the street is an ice dam and this is the bone of contention. very few cases of contaeious diseases remain in the borough. Those existing are convalescing and of a mild form. it is frequently remarked of the amount of profane and vulgar language heard n the streets, there does not appear much regard for place or person. Is there no way to check this heathen - like nuisance? MILLERSBDRG MUlersburg. Oct. 22. Cornelius Bix - ler's creamery, above Enterline, was burned Monday night. It had not been n .operation for some time. The insur ance was $900. Miss era Irene Alleman. dausrhter of John Aileman, who removed from here to Lmdale, Georgia, about three years ago. died October 13th from typhoid fever, aged. 20 years. I - . C. Stuck has gone to Blossburg. Tioga county, to take charge of a new electric light plant. Air. Joseph Ditty, one of our oldest and best citizens, died at noon yesterday while sitting in his chair. " He had been ailing for some tune. He was conscious to the last, recognizing his daughter. Mrs. John I. Forster, of Lykens, who arrived a few minutes Iefore the end. Deceased was ib years of age and leaves live sons and three daughters. Funeral to - morrow atternoou a t a o clock. After a few day's illness Miss Iwah Fcidt, daughter of Daniel Fcidt. of near - this place, died at Danville Hospital, where she was an attendant. Tuesdav. from peritonitis. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, yesterday morning, the interment lieing made at Kil - linger. PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS. They Meet and Bay Wle dents. Lancaster. Pa.. Oct. 22. The seventh annual meeting of the Pennsylvania German Sot - idty I lectin here to - dav with an attendance cf about one hundred members. lie president. Rev. T. E. Kclimnn L - D. D.. of Ielianou, presided. The address of welcome was made bv E. K. Martin. of Yoirkers, X. Y., the resiionsc lieing made by M. H. Richards. D. II.. of Allentown. Tlie president, in his annual ad dress, complimented the society on its prOKH' - rous condition, and suggested that iimmiiIh'Is be apjioiuted to act as eorres - lHMidents wilh the local historical socie ties throughout - the State, a recommenda tion which the society later adopted. Sec retary ll. Al. .11. Kicliards. of Reading, reported a large iucr,sis' of lueuiitcrs during the year, and a loss of five, one bv witlidrawal and four by death. j he fee for life niemlicrsliip wa. raised from $25 to $50, and the following ofliceia 'lee - ted: President. Dr. X. C. Schacffor. of this - ity: viii" presidents, ruaiuas C. Porter. D. D.. LL. D.. of Fasten, ami Hon. .1. B. McPherson. of Lebanon: secretary, II. M. M. Richards, of Reading; treasurer. F. Sache. Philadelphia: Executive Committee. Rev. T. E. Schmauck, of I'batiou: Rev. F. J. Scbantz, Myerstwu; CoL T. C. Zinuuermatt. Reading. The so - icty reccaimeiKlcd that tin Executive Ccmmitiec se!cct Allentown as the next ilace cf meeting. The feature's of the aftern - ivii session were the reading Ol the following paiHTs: T': 'e Db - eovercrs t f America. German ret 1 - a - tm. by II. Al. .M. Kichard. ot R".ding: ""I 1 - e SeM lenient of Gerinan - tewn. Hon H. S. AN . Fcnnypacker. Pmla - lelpht.i; "the Gcrmtui Emigration to America, by Kev. ll. h.. .letikms. i. l.. f the Mouuit Airy Seminary. Tlce liajicrs. form a Mntioii of the exhaustive history of the art taken by the Swis aiul (Jcnna!! - in the founding ef Pennsylvania, which is now iteing lirepansl by the society. The meeting will close this even ing with a reunion and banquet at wind ex - A: toiney General W. I". Hen - H - l will preside. . MILES' REPORT. He Commends the Army - and Wants More Troops. Washington. Oct. 22. General Miles. commanding general of the army, has made his annual report to the Secretary of War. He comnicmM the elhciency of the ii i - m - - i ii if amiflkA f the nmirrpss that lias beeu made on both tne Atlantic ana i'a - eitie coasts m the matter of fortihca tions. He asks that Congress authorize two more reciments of artillery to gam - am tine new fortifications and also nve additional regiments of infantry. He de votes considerable attention to Alaska and says that the waters of Alaska shouM lie thoroughly examined py tne navai forces and that there should be at least three military posts estab.ished in the territory to support the civil authorities. lie refers to the improved condition ot the .Indians and recommends that the nolicv of employing army officers as In dian agents be continued. He wakes recommendation in detail for the protection of coast jioints and says that the maxi mum peace looting or tne army snouia lie one enlisted man to every l.OOO popu 1 - 1 i. .11 ii ii .1 t 1 1 i ii i ii i ii . mil t in., ft. I'verT 2. - ooo. Twentieth Centaur Cimb Dance. The Twentieth Century Club held their first dance of the season at the City Grays' Armory last evening. TTiere were forty couples present, including guests from out of town, among whom were Miss Lawrence, of Chambersburg; Miss Ep - pley, of Altoona; Miss Huntzberger, of Middletown, and Messrs. lleflcr, ivelr and tlildebrand. of iorK. ine uiuzens Band, of Steelton, of thirty pieces, furnished the music. Hind Act of Florist Peters. Florist T. S. Peters has placed on the draped desk of the late Select Councilman John J. Manion a handsome boquet of crimson carnations as a tribute of reflect to his memory. ' The Happiest Person Alive. The person who has always been well takes health as a matter of course, and doesn't appreciate it. Tlie happiest per sons are those who have been cured, after thev have considered themselves incura ble: thev become anxious about their fel - lowmen. and spread far and wde the good news of their regained health and the means by which it was accomplished. There is a great army of such people to - dav who owe their present happiness and health to Dr. Greene and his great med ical discoveries, ami the testimony they hear of relief from the crip of decay and dath bears out the broad statement that all the diseases arising out of the nerves and blood can be quickly and permanently conouered by this famous specialist. Among the potent remedies discovered by his research is the world - tamed xservura. Dr. Greene's office is at 35 West Four teenth street, Xew York City, and he may be consulted either personally or by letter free of all charge. To be told exactly your ill and what to take to be well by this great physician free of all cost is the privilege of rich and iioor alike. A letter to him will receive instant attention, and his rep'y and advice will lie absolutely without charge. AJIl'SEJIKSTS. Wilton laekayc ., John H. Mackie (Matineel . . . ...Oct. 22 . - Oct. 23 AVolford Company, . . Kcllar .Oct. 23 and 26 . .Oct. 27 Walton l aeaaye. Judging by the number of costume plays which were produced during the past season, and which are promised for this season, the public has made them the vogue. Among the conspicuous productions of this class that have come forward this year may be mentioned "The Royai Secret." which will be presented here by Mr. Wilton Iackaye and his excellent company this evening at the Grand Opera House. It is described as a romantic comedy, the scenes of which depict many of the exciting incidents during the reign of Ixiuis XIV. I - lttle Jack Homer. .Mr. Mackie, in "Little Jack lloruer, which will be seen at the Opera House to - morrow afternoon and evening. Las a lietter vehicle of iortraying his versatility than ever before, and - his company, which numbers twenty persons, contains some of the leading lights of Europe and America. The Wolforel Stock. Company. The "v"o:ford Stock Company, which will be remembered on account of their great success when here last season, returns for a brief engagement next week, appearing for two nights and two matinees, commencing Monday. HE WAIITS OUT, Laetgert's Counsel Make Application for Bail. A BOND IN ANY SUM READY. A Dime Musee Manager Will Ex hibit Him. - HE WILL GET $500 PER WEEK. Clllcairo. Oct. 22. P0nn.1l niHiH. - atio.n for bail for Adolph D. Luetgert warn made to - day to Judge Tuthill by Attorneys Vincent and Phalen, who defended inut in ine long, weary tnau tieorgw Middleton, the dime museum manager, WAS Sit till" 1.1111111111 1 AAnl4 .1.1 - 1 1 .1 L wm, viu.kjluj45 nun the application was made, prepared to go on the bis sausage - maker's bond in any sum should Judge Tuthill act favorably uiKHi the application. Should Luetgert be released pending another trial he will probably sign the contract which Middle - ton has already prepared, giving Luet - gert a salary of $500 a week for his appearance in a museum' for an indefinite neriod. T .net trrrt ilAnuit liimprt' A ..... itors at the jail with the exception of two of his old - time country neighbors, who utvie 11110 lown to see mm. OLD PRINCETON. She Celebrates and Grover JHakes a speech. lrincetou. X. J.. Oct " 2! Tin. irli birrhday of Princeton University was cele - nraited here to - day. More than usual in terest was manifested in tlie commemora tion on account of the presence of former 1 - resident I ; rover Cleveland and Iord Alierdeen. tJovemor - Geueral of Canada. The academic procession of Priiu - etou trustees, faculty, alumni and undergraduates formed at Marnuand Chanel at 7 o'clock A. M.. and marehed to Alexander Hall. Ihe body was led by Mr. Cleve land, the Karl of Alerdeen and President Pattou. The exercises were oitened by Dean Murray with a r - rayer. Then G rover Cleveland read his address. At tho conclusion of the ex - President'a speech tlie decree of Doctor of Laws waa conferred uon Iord Alierdeeu, who thru addressed the assemblage. KL0XDIKENEWS. 8atclles, HaBgUags auasl KlUUsga. Chicago, Oct. 22. A letter written lo friends by II. J. Gregory, formerly of Chicago, who left here for the Alaskan gold fields in August, gives a Hear por trayal of the hardships of tec lute Pass. 1 here nave been six suicides. lie writes, "three hangings and eleven killings, be sides a number of deaths from exposure. It costs SI to get a letter through to Sta - guay ami ten ceuts to get it mailed. Prices here are very high, t lour at lake Ben nett brings $bO per sack; bacon. Jfl per pound: beans. SI iter mmivl: Lorseshoa unils brings 50 cents each. A pair of shoos will bring any price you waul t ak. and overalls unng quick. 10L. JACKSON DEAD. lie Was the Baaahlaag Partner of Gover nor uastimga. Philadelphia. Oct, 22. George W. Jack - sou, of Bellefonte. trovernor Hasting 'banking partner, died to - day at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania Hospita'. REFORMED STOOD MEETS. Praceedtags or Opcataf Seasloaaa Held si aaaaaoaa. Milton, Oct. 22. The Eastern Synod of the Iteformed Church of the United States opened its first business session yes terday in'Ssr. Johns Ketormed Churcn. Hev. J. V. Johnson. Lebanon, was elected corresponding secretary. Tlie lioard 011 home missious reported, as did the board of visitors to theological seminaries and board of education. The treasurer of the synod reported a balance of S1.01G.23. At the meeting on education and th Church's educational institutions thi evening iircsided over by Klder F1. G. Hobson brief addresses were delivered bjr Hev. Dr. J. S. Stahr. L - L - D.. Rev. Dr. II. T. Spangler. Iter. Dr. E. V. Geriiart, LI. D., and Rev. Dr. 4 oil 11 Kuappenber - Ser. SO nOIEY FOR THEK. Chicago, Oct 22. The twin sons ot the late George M. Pullman. George "M.. ir.. and Sanger, have been: disinherited. Such is the report which has gained currency since the arrival of the widow. The story is to the effect that the strokes of Mr. Pullman's pen that erected a barrier between, his cons and his money were made only ten days before his death. At that time Mr. Pullman seemed to be in sound health. He was generous to his family, but he believed in work. These sons showed no desire or qualities to indicate that they might succeed in the drectioa of big affairs. For this reaswn. it is said, the father cut them off. Heavy Wraihtr at sea. (JuHii.town. Oct. 22. The Cuuard Line steamer Campania. Capt. Walker, from Xew York. OctoinT Kith, for lim - pool via Queensiown, arrived off this port ot S:of o'clock this morning. Owing to the i.eavy seas which were runuig, sh Itid to en4er tlie harltor for the purjKise of transferring her uuiils a:i.l iiastHMigcrn. The American 1 - jue steamer Injliina. Capt. T1iotiiisow. frii Phiia.U - lohia. October ihh, for Liverpool. pa. - 4 - ed here tir morning, but did not - ommuuicale with the shore, owing to tlie heavy wiaUi - r which prevailed. Death ot Hra. Joaa W. Koro. jr. Philadelphia. Oct. 22. Mrs. John V. Forney died to - day at her home in tlii city, from an attack of appoplexy, aged 77 years. Mrs. Forney was the widow of the late Col. John W. Forney, who was a leading journalist and a prominent politician. Col. James Forney, ihe only surviving sm, is commandant at the Portsmouth Xavy Yard. WKATHEH REPORT. Forecast till t P. M. to - morrow : For Extern Pennsylvania, cloudy followed by generally lair weather to - night and Saturday; light variable winds. Time. o g B a Sag Weather 3 I Ii I A. M. 92.99 51 88 N K 4 .06 Cloudy. 8 P. M. 80.01 54 72 E 2 - CO Cloudy. Highest temperature. 6V. Iowest temperature. 50. Mean temperature, 52. Normal temperature, 61. Excess In temperature for this date, 1. Accumulated excess in temperature alnoe October 1st, 79s. Accumulated excess in temperature sloce January 1st, 2073. Deficiency of rainfall since October (at, l.7 lnehes. Deficiency of rainfall alnea January 1st, 1L80. riHAXCIAX. AID COMMERCIAL. Quotations furnished by I. Miller, Stock Broker, Room 11, College Block. Hew York Ctnotatloaaa, SIW TOBat. Oet. 32 , Close. Close N Y Central 10H Am Cotton Oil.. Am Spirits...... Am Tobacco .... Atchison ........ Atchison pref... Ches A Ohio..... CCC 4 I Canada South'n. C B Chicago Gas..... Del, Lack A W.Del A Hudson... Edison Gen K. .. Erie Jersey Central.. Lake Shore...... Leather Pref.... Louis A Nash... Manhattan Missouri Pacific M K A T Pref.... Northwestern... Cnlo. Ureal West Bvanaara twine Mat Lead Trust.. N Pacific, com.. 1W tH 2!a do pret. ....... Omaha ...... .... Out A: Western.. Pulla & Reading Pacific Mail..... Rock Island..... Sugar Trust...... St Paul........... Houth'n Ry...... ; pref T O A X a a mm aoo Union Pacific... Wabashtpref.... Western Union - W oi L Krle, com pref BAT Co Bonds 116 84 95 My 57! loss 1,4 124. 16 Philadelphia (aotatlo - aa. Quotations furnished by De Haven A Tow j - aend Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Oet. 22. The following are the closing prices of stocks : Bait Traction.... 227!Readlng R R . Cboetaw. 8 1st pref prer 2i M prau Elee Stor Bat.... ay " u at s.. 811 Union Traction. 41 lUnltedGa Imp WelaDach Llsiut. 1HWW. N T andPa.. " pref LC and Nt .. U V K Xt a a a a. .1 . Marsdeo, com.. aaeuo fraction., iuim Money............ Penna Heat. ItrZ Northern Pacific " pref 1 I " pref Penna RR....M. 57Jii m People's as,. Phlia Traction.. 71&1

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