The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 03, 1894, Image 1

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Mayor's comprehensive aud
candid message- elsewhere
in this issue.
Goed prescriptiou for dete
riorated interest iu munic
ipal affairs.
crouton 1111111 tribune.
Read After tie Reorganization of Our Lcca!
Legislative Bodies.
It Ended by the Seloction of P. J.
Neatia for President and John P.
Mahon for Clerk C. E. Chittenden
Re-elected President of the Select
Council and Martin T. Lavelle Suc
ceeds Himself as City Clerk Full
Text of Mayor W. L. Connell's
Masterly Message It Contains
Many Admirable Suggestions.
Tbo city councils reorganized yester
day morninc for the fisrnl year 1894
Seleet council re-elected C. E. Chitten
den president and the common chose
P. J. Nealie. of the Fourteenth ward,
to preside oyer the deliberations of that
body for the coming year. John P.
Million w re-elected clerk of the
eomni'' a council by Hcclnmatiou.
Following the reorganization of both
branches of conncil a joint session was
held at which Martin T. Lnvelle whs
again re-elected city clerk. The coun
cilman afterward listened to the read
ing of tbo mayor's annual message,
which was a thoughtful and compre
hensive document that contained nu
merous excellent snggostions.
The common eOQDCil fnrniahsd the
only excitemunt iucidnt to the reor
ganization. There was an interesting
trux'gle for the offices of that botiy,
bat the Democrats had the Totes and
James Grier, of the Third ward, did
not agree with the plan of operations
of his political brethren and voted
with the Republicans mnch to the dis
gust of the Democratic members, who
expressed themaolvus Tery freely con
cerning their priTate opinions about
the momber from the Third.
EusinaiB Trmnsa :ted u: Last Msstiad of
Select Council.
T. Ellsworth Davies' viaduct ordl
Banco was kilted by the select council
At its hist meeting yesterday morning.
The meeting was called to transact the
odds and ends of business that re
gained to be cleared up before the
body adjourned sine die.
Every member of the council was
present. An ordinance licensing tran
sient merchants passed finally and then
tbo ordinance providing for s viaduct
over the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western tracks at West Lackawanna
avenue was called np. It whi found
that the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western company has not yet filed with
the city clerk its agreement to pay $1U
000 toward the erection of the viaduot.
The Scrnnton Traction company's offer
is on file but provides tbat the $10,000
shall be paid in four annual payments.
The ordinance was. thought to be defec
tive, ali of tne facts with regard to it
considered, and the councilmen be
lieved it advisable to kill the present
ordinance and introduce one in the
new council In which the defects in the
old ordinance can ho remedied.
The member! generally expressed
their regret that the movement had to
be set hack even for ,n tew months, but
to protect the interests of the city they
saw no otner ennrco open to them.
The vote by which the ordinance was
killed was 18 to 3 After the transac
tion of some unimportant business,
Councilman Victor Lauer moved that
tne select council adjourn sine die, but
before it did bo Chairman Chittenden
took occasion to thank the members
for the courtesies extendtd to Iiim ns
chairman aud commended the members
for their faithfulness in the prosecu
tion of public business during the year.
Vote of Thanks to Pre .ident Molr arid
Clerk Mnhon.
The last meetinsr of the rr.mmnn
council, which was called to order yes
terday morning at !( o'clock, was a very
(Juiet, orderly affitir, the holdovers evi
Ontly desiring to hnsbnnd tlx-irener
gies lor the fight on reorganization.
Captain James Moir, the president
of the body, is a modest man. He re-aliz-d
tbat tinre would be sornetiiing
said concerning the able manner in
which he discharged the exacting du
ties of lis office and he did not. want to
be present. So he called E. E. Itoba
thsn to the chair and retired.
Others who wore not present at the
jum mieimg were; jl; iwhm itoinnson,
J. W. drowning and Arj:i Williams.
Or the lavini? nf Ifltfirftl BHtlnn n
ftneh ami Knwihnsn nnrta 'jnil A a li
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Whereas, The common eOunril for the
t.ll.T(0l"0 MM it
KtKOlVH(l. hat, R vntn f.f Hinnlru Vin
dered to the presiding officer, Captain
Jainea Molr, for the (air and impartiul
maimer in which he has fulfilled the ex
it i iim Hiiii'inni. rinru .mnn nn hrm wiin
uing dih term in miice lias performed tn-
riL' tlint. iu itiriinih.nif nnnn In... . .. ..
uiuuuur uinr, meets me approval of nil
members of this body, irrespective of party
Before the conncil adjourned sine
die George Duhigg, one or the retiring
members, took oceasioa to thank tne
members for the courtesies they had
extended to him during the year be
acted as the representative of the Sixth
ward in the body, lie asked a continu
ance of these courtesies for his snc-t-ssors.
Mr. Bobatban speaking, for the
other councilman, praised Mr. Duhigg
for bis fidelity to duty, and said ins
council was loath to lose such a com
panionable and genial member.
Will Froaidi Over the fcsleot Oounoll for
Another Year.
At 10 a. m. tho now select council
inut for organization and Colonel
George Sanderson w is elected tempor
ary president, For permanent presi
dent Mr. demons named O B, Chit
tenden and Mr. liocho, P. P, McCann,
Mr. Chittenden was elected by tho fol
lowing vole:
Chittenden Fiuloy lies-.!. Wade M. Fiun,
William J. Thomas, U. H, Williams, Fred
Dnrr. Oharlta Wagner, George Sanderson,
P. V. MoCann. B. T. Fellows, William
Kllow, f. 11. demons , C. W. Westpfahl,
Alexander T. Connell is.
McCann Pster Kelly, At. E. Clark, John
F.. Bocha, J. F. Bcllwenk, James J- Men
ley, 11. J. liurns, Victor rl. Lauor, C. E.
Chittenden 8.
The rules of the old cotincil were
Adopted aud then Mr Cnittendiin
thanked the members for the honor
they had conferred upon him In re
electing him to preside over the body.
Mayor Oonneli administered the oaih
of office to Mr. Chittenden who, In
tarn, swore in tne new and re-elected
members. The new members are:
Wade If. Finn, Seoond ward ; William
J. Thomas, Fourth ward; M. E. Clarke,
Sixth war!, Frtnl Dnrr, Eigntti ward;
Charles Wagner, Tenth ward; M. J.
liurns, Eighteen tn w.ird.
Mr. Mauley's right to his seat and a
vote was not qu-stioned, although,
like Mr. Sweeney, be has a coulest on
his hands.
Korgan Sweeney's Right to Vote U'lts
tiontd by Councilmen.
The session of the common council,
particularly the preliminary organiza
tion, a'as fringed with a halo of excite
ment aud considerable disorder. At
various times one or two m-mbers of
both the Republican and Democratic
m were simultaneously clamoring
for recognition.
To tne uninitiated spectators who
crowded the gallery and rear of the
chamber, It appeared as though hard
feelings existed between the divisions
of the ccnnril; however, after the
Democratic faction won the prelimin
ary contest by installing its candidates
for permanent chairman and cterk to
like temporary offices, the body settle I
down to an exchange of compliments
and a leis tumultnous transaction of
E. E. Robathan, Republican, from
the Fifth ward, and P J. Nealis, Dorn
ocrat, from the Fourteenth ward, were
nominated for temporary chairman.
Clerk Mahon announced that Mr. Neal
is received the largest responsive vote,
but the ayos and nays were ask-d for,
The result showed the vote to be 11
and 10, favoring Mr. Nealis, wheroupon
he assumed the chair. The particulars
of the vote was as follows:
For Nealis Golden, Robathan, R?gan,
McLean, RobiDKon, Sweeney, Schadt,
Noone, HicKey, Battle, Norton.
For Kobstliau Morris, Grier, Thoma,
Godfrey. Moir, WenzeL Howe, Nealis,
Davis, Williams,
The new members are Morris,
Thomas, Regan, Godfrey, Wenzel.
Scbadt and Nnoae,
John P. Mahon, for the Democrats,
and Evan Morris, for the Republicans,
were the nominees for the temporary
clerkship, and the former received the
largest number of votes under the
same conditions which elected Mr.
Nealis to ths chair.
Then followed the incidents whicb
led to no end of confusion and turmoil.
Mr. Grier called for action upon a
resolution which be laid upon the
chairman's desk immediately follow
ing the temporary organization. Mr.
Nealis refused to allow its reading and
ordered the csrtificute of election read.
Members Robathan, Moir and Grier at
once asked for recognition; the former
was given the floor and stated
that the resolution had an im
portant bearing on the psrrna
neut organization and the time
chosen was perfectly proper for its
reading arid consequential action
AK-aiti the chair refused its introduc
tion and Mr. Robuthan's exception to
the ruling was interrupted by Mr.
Grier, who, ou being recognized, said
he would withdraw the resolution, bnt
moved that all certificates of election
be accepted with the exception of Mor
gan J. Sweeney, whose election is dis
puted. Mr. Sweeney's case is now
pending in eonrt.
The Democrats met the move by a
motion offered by Mr. Norton, to lay
Mr. Grier's motion on the table. While
the amendment was being acted upon
Mr. Sweeney responded "aye ;" instant
ly Mvmbers Moir, Robatban and Grier
arose and protested against Mr. Swee
ney's right to vote. The cliair refused
to consider the protest and ordered a
enntinu nee of tbe p Ming, and Mr,
Norton's amendment v;.a carrterl bv a
Vfte of 11 and 10, which labled any
fnrtber consideration of Mr. Sweeney's
right to u n at.
Mr. McLean moved an acceptance of
the certificates, which va? mot wit'i
an amendment by Mr. Robathan to lay
the motion on the tabte. Tho sin rid
ment wns lost and the original motion
carried hy an 11 !o 10 vote.
At this point a peculiar mistake was
niHde in the taking of the oath of of
fice by the chairman and new members,
which necessitated the ceremony being
done over again in the only legal way.
On a motion, carried, to proceed to
permanent orgnniztion, Mr. Nealis
before his eluction to the chair w;is
sworn into office by Notary Fellows,
of tbe school board, and Mr. Nealis in
turn administered the oath to now and
re eli i ted memoera. Mayor Connell
entered the chamber some lime later
and after- Mr. Naalis' election in -trusted
the body the permanent
chairman should first be etected and
then receive the otth of office from the
mayor only; afterward the chairman
could administer the oath to the new
Patrick J. Nealis nominated by Mr.
Baitle, received 12 voles, and Edward
E. Robathau, nominated by Mr. Moir,
ri ceived 9 votes for permanent chair
man; Republican Member Thomas B.
Howe, voting with tbe D mocrats.
Mr. Robathan's motion followed an I
was carried to make Mr. Nealis' elec
tion unanimous.
In accepting the office Mr. Nealis
said :
Gentlemen of tbe Common Council:
For the unexpected compliment yon
Have given me, I retnrn you my most Bin
cere thanks. The great honor of being
elected to preside over tbe deliberations of
the common council of thin city, the fourth
in the groat commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia, is one which I least expected would
fall to my lot. In accepting the call, I real
ize my inability to perform the duties
which tho office requires in snob, a manner
oh I know other members of this boiiy
could; but I shall do tho bent 1 can to serve
you and the people of the city.
Gentlemen, there i much Important
work for ns to perform ibis year, a H in
order to get the beat, results and to .. .-t
the approval uf the taxpayers, We will
bare to watch carefully all the expendi
tures of the coiiiiug year. As our city
grows Its wuutM Increase, and it behooves
U to be mindful of the people's Interests.
There have been appropriated ;t;v
280,40, together with the appropriation
for bn Iges of NS 1000, for which the peo
ple hsye iriven their Consent, making in
all Us!.). 4!). 'ibis gr. at amount of
money to be expended under the supervis
ion of tbo city councils, as you will ob
serve, will require curefnl aud earnest
con-iclerHiion at our bands.
In conclusion, let our aim be at all time
for tbe Interest of the city and the taxpay
ers, with equal justice to all concerned.
Again, I thank you, aud I trust I will
merit yon r approval in any and nil deols
ons I uiy be called u;on to make.
Joan D, Mihou was elected unani
mously, irrd without opposition, to
snooeod bimsulf e permanent clerk.
Frederick S. God trey, Republican,
from thi Eighth ward, the couooilman
who received the larg st majority,
baaed on a proportionate vote, of any
candidate in the city not excepting
Mr. Grow very appropriately signed
his natnH first to the conucilmanie oa.h
of office.
Oo motion of Mr. Robathan it was
decided unanimously to adopt tbe rules
whiuh governed the provions common
council body.
James Moir, retiring chairman, is
entitled approbation for the moat
graceful act of tbe Srssion. In con
duction with tho other Republican
leaders of the body, he had been urg
ing earnestly and strenuously the fuht
to nnseat Mr. Sweeuev, defeat Mr,
Nealis and protect tbo city in every
way postible In the temporary and per
manent organization, lie obtain d
recognition and said:
Mr. Chairman and Members;
From the heated arguments and excit
Irs incidents of ibis sessiou abont to cUme,
it must not be inferred that now I or those
who voted with tne are lu auy wise op
posed to the present organization. We
did only what we thought best, aud, now
that the matters are settled, propose for
all time to support Mr. Nealis in whatever
attitude he may assume for tbe city's
While Mr. Nealis occupied n seat in this
body he showed himself capable and clear
sighted, and as long ns he retains those
qualities, believe mo, he will be supported
by me and the others who voted for Mr.
Mr. Nealis thanked tho speaker and
those he represented and averred that
his rulings and attitude as chairman
would be fair aud impartial to all.
Martin T Lavelle Ri-EIctd City Clerk
Without Opposition.
After both connoils had effected
permanent organizations a joint ses
sion was called to order by City Clerk
Lavelle. Mr. Ciiittenden was" chosen
to preside and Colouel Sanderson
moved tbat councils proceed to elect a
city clerk.
Martin T. Lavelle, the present effi
cient clerk, was nominated by Victor
Lauer in a very eulogistic speech. The
nomination was seconded by Colonel
Sanderson, who said he took great
pleasure in indorsing such a worthy
nominee. There being no other nomi
nee Mr. Lavelle was unanimously
After repeated demands for a speech
Mr. Lavelle said he was very thankful
for the murk of esteem just given by
the councils and hoped that no act of
his during the year would cause the
councilmen to regret their action.
Mr Rocbe moved tbat councils moet
next Monday night to elect a city eugt
neer. The mayor's annual message was
reported as ready for transmission to
councils and City Clerk Lavelle was
directed to read it.
Very Though ful Document Containing
Excellent Sugmntlone.
The mayor's annual message was
listened to with the closest attention by
the connoilinon an 1 tho many citizens
who crowded the council chambers. It
is as follows:
To the Select and Common Councils of the
City of Scran ton, Pa. :
Ueutleineu: In accordance with my du
ties as mayor, I most respectlully submit
herewith my first annual message.
The chief Objects Intended to be served by
tbe mayor's annual message are: First, to
supply tne people with a full statement ol
the work performed and, second, to sug
gest to your honorable bodies such legisla
tion as may be require to support aud
improve tbe departments of tbe city gov
ernment. We bavo every reasou to feel grntilled
with the material advancement which our
city lots made during the past year; and
while we have suffered somewhat from
tbe industrial depression which has over
taken all the cities and towns of the coun
try, building, while not probably as gen
eral aj m former, has steadily gone
on, and more especially lu the line of buoi
nesi blocks many handsome and valuable
additions have been made to the city's
architecture. Then and many other im
provements which have been made dui ing
the past, year by private enterprise, are
Indisputable witnesses to tho confidence
manifested by our citizena in Scrauton's
continued growth aud permanency.
Tho desirability of our city with her
cheap fuel, hor low taxation aud her near
proximity to the great markets, as n man
ufacturing center, has been evinced by the
location of many manufactories in our
midst during thopust few years. I believe
that our city officers should work in har
mony at all times with our boards of trade
for while we admit thatcoal is the original
foundation upon which our prosperity is
based, we must not be unmindful ol the
!act that it is upon diversified Induatrli t
that the continued growth of any city is
1 desire to take this opportunity lo pub
licly express my appreciation on behalf of
the city for ihe anleudld work tbat has
' "mi done In this direction by our boards
o. trade.
The work accomplished in the different
department! dining the past year has
been most satisfactory. The close appli
cation to their respective dmies by all of
the ofticeis to whom is intrusted II i
miui. tuition of municipal affairs has been
productive of a safe routine of business
which is always gratifying to those per
sons whose occupations bring them iu con
tact with the city'a undertakings. The
most kindly consideration has invariably
been shown to the puolic diune businixs
with tbe city, but bo Unas' cesinry delay
has been admitted or iinpediug tactics
tolerated. All of the new iraprovemeuts
which tbo city now has under way are be-
Continued on Page 6.
Prospscis of an Eullro Suspension in Soft
Coal itiiuiny Districts.
Compensation Has Been Reduced to
Such an Exhnt That It Is Almost
Impossible for tho Miners to txist.
It Is Thought That a General Strike
Will Havo the Effect of Elevating
Prices Mass Meeting at Phillips'
burg Las. Evening.
SrrTJ.llUiN iii the coal fields in
this part of the s'at- today is kb
follows: A complete suspension
lb the Houizlal" and Osceola
Us ' riots, with 8.0OO mn on strike
against the reduction. A mass meet
ing is being held tonight in Puillips
Itirg, with delegates presont from
Ilouizlale and Osceola, and it is al
most a certainty that vote to sus
Dend work in the Beech Creek district
will curry snd 8,000 more men added
to the number uow on strike.
Delegates from the Clearfield region
nt Dnhoic are arranging tor a times
meeting in order to bring out tbe men
in the Dubois. Reynoldsville and
Pnnxsntawney districts in which 3,01)0
miners are employed.
There is a partial suspeuslon of miu
iug in the Cambria county eoal fields,
and those at work are awaiting the ac
tion of the Beech Creek and Dubois dis
tricts. To this suspension tho district
and national ofQcurs of the miners'
organization aru emphatically opposed,
their desire being tbat the men thotild
continue ut work nntil the meeting of
the national convention at Colum
bus ou April 10 when, if the
reports of tho delegates from southorn
and western coal fields are favorable,
a general suspension of soft coal mill
ing throughout the United States will
be made, in the hope of advancing
tbe price of coal to snch an extent
that the operators can afford to pay
better wages to the miners.
Tbe operators in the Clearfield and
Beech Creek regions say they are op
posed to making the reduction, bnt that
they cannot afford to pay a higher
price for mining than titer com
petitors. Ths position of tbe
miners is that at 40 cents a gross
ton for digging low coal it is
impossible for them to make a living,
the assertion is ulso made that if this
last 10 per cent, reduction is acoepted
the competition between the operators
for orders will lead them to make an
other cut in wages.
Pittsburgh, Pa., April i A special
from Uniontow'n, Pa., to the Times
says the coke strike really began today
at more than half the works in the re
gion and large nauibetl of Frick men
refused to go to work this morning In
contradiction to the expressed belief of
that company and general opinion. At
least 5,000 of the 9.000 men at work in
the region struck this morning.
The first call on tho sheriff of Fay
ette couuty for protection wss made by
the Oliver Coke and Furnace company
just north of this place, where COO
men nre employed, and the company
had been assurod the men would not
strike. Tbo trouble began early this
morning when a number of the Eng
lish speaking workmen went in th
yard to draw coKe. Tho foreign ele
ment at once raided thorn and drove
them off
This firm lias 1,600 tons of coke in
the ovens roady to be drawn whic'.i will
be spoiled in a few days. Sheriff Wil
belm was called on for deputies to
protect the men who wanted to work,
bnt said the company tnnst put up the
cash to pay them before they are sworn
Shortly before noon todav the strik
ers marched upon the Elm drove
works of the W, J. Rainey company
armed with gnns and clubs. The
workmen were driven away afrer a
fierce battle with stones and clubs.
Several of the workmen were hit by
living missiles from the ;hands of the
strikers. W. J, Rainey dispatched for
the sheriff, who was soon on the
Fifty deputies were sworn in and
,,rincd with Winchesters. Tomorrow
morning trouble is looked for at these
works. The Moyer works of the same
company was oporat d today and the
Eim Grove works will trv Bnd start
again tomorrow. Here the first struggle
will likely take place, seventy five
Hungarians liaviuc struck at the for
mer place today. Rainey said tonight
mat any attempt to drive the men
from the plant would be accompanied
with bloodshed, as he expected to pro
tect hi worltm 'n.
At Me.rrell and Wheeler whre the
riot occurred this morning forty depu
ties were sworn iu this evening.
Twenty-fiM deputies were sworn iu at
Oliver and Bbi riff Wllhelm wont to
Vanderbilt tonight to itation depntiti
at all the works in that region. Tbe
operators throughout tiie region are
guarding their property.
Tomorrow iu expected to be a day of
general rioting and disorder, and men
will be dnv- ii from every plant where
they show a disposition to work. The
foreign element met hero tonight in
large numbers to discuss the situation
They decided to compel all foreigners
in the region to Join tne strikers.
Nwb;rry Rifles Withdraw from the
.' oune of Action.
Columbia. S. C, April 2 -Governor
Tillman declares that law and order
now reigns. Surveillance 0f the tt-le-itraph
offices is maintanod. Captain
McCanghren, of the Newberry rifl-s,
detailed for this dnly last night, has
addressed a letter to the governor de
claring that his men eame here to pro
tect property and not supervise peopled
private .iff,. its, resigning his command
and surren lering tbo arms and equip
ment! of his mwi
Governor Tillman accepted it and
tbe company Went to Newberry. Hol
loway, ,i fugitive spy, arrived here safe
ibis ni riling. Troops pissed an un
eventful night at Darlington,
The f.pv Hfceiv d 1,000 Pound-- Yeaily
fri m the I rltlab Government.
LONDON, April i has beu learned
that Major La Carou, tbu British gov
ernment spy who died yesterday, bad,
V' r since the close of the proceedings
of the Parnell commission, before
which he gave testimony, been receiv
ing an inuity of t'l 000 from one of the
lutei ale whicn endeavored to prove
the ou'irgei ibrought igitinstUe Irith
He hud been residing in Kensington
under tbe nam- of Dr. ' ward, and
w guarded lav and n l,t by detec
tives to prevent his a aisinatlon iy
.hose whose deadly hatred he had
-ai'iinl by his tes'imnuy against
nelrhnd hi is.cite.. It I under
stood that bis Iii wis insured for i
l .rge Sinn, the 'remii nt by wiiiih he
'niered the witness box against Par
The Def T.d(.nt Sp-eisa D iy Coatratlict
lriR th-- Plaintiff1.' Evidooce.
Washington-, April 3. The trial of
the Pollard-Br ckinrl Ige case was ad
journed this afternoon until tomorrow
at ti e most Interesting p int of the
eross-sxamlnation a mystsry involv
ing an alleged letter addressed ,lMy
Dar Louise," which the plaintiff's
counsel will try to prove wns written
to her in 180 at a lime when, accord
ing to bin testimony, Colonel Breckin
ridge had suspended bis relations with
her and did not know her whereabouts.
The chief interest in this, the second
dubious letter introduced iu tbe case,
centers in the name Louise. Miss
Pollard avers that she went to Cincin
nati in February, 1888, and iu June of
that year gave birth to a baby at St.
Joseph's asylum at Norwood, near
Cincinnati, and that after leaving the
asylum sho went to the house of a
physician under the assumed name of
Louise Wilson.
The defendant denied positively this
afternoon having any knowledge of
"my dear eisUr Lonise," or of having
given u letter tieginuing tbat way to a
typewriter to copy.
The cross-examination of the defend
ant will be continued all through to
morrow and probably tbe next day.
John Hammer's It mates Are Identified
by an OM Bolt.
Wilkes-Barhe, Pa.. April 2. The
eleventh body, tbat of John Hammer,
was found in the Gnylord mine shortly
after noon today. It was brought to
the surface at 1 o'clock this afternoon
and identified only by an old belt that
he wore about his waist.
He leaves a wife but no children.
His funeral took place late this after
noon. The remaining two miners still
uncovered are Tuoiuab Piston, mine
foreman, and Daniel Morgan. The
rescuing party are iu hopes of finding
their bodies between this aud tomorrow
A Trusted Vitican Caihlor Gets a Big
Slice of the Fund.
Rome, April 2.- A trusted cashier nt
tho Vatican, charged with the adminis
tration of Peter's Pence, has confessed
to stealing $20,000 of the fund. He
hopes to Vie ahlo to replace tho money.
It is probable that the Vatican, in
order to avoid a scandal, will not de
nounce him to the police. The pope is
mnch annoyed that the affair has beeu
The Fronch Doctor, Famius for Hie
Elixir of Life, Expires In Paris.
Paris, April 2 Professor Brown -Sequard,
the eminent physician and
physiologist, died her today.
He became celebrated as tho origina
tor of the "elixir of life," which bears
his name.
James Rtmm.1 Furnishes the Corpse
by Hanging Himself.
ALLEMTOWN, Pa., April 2 After n
quarrel with his sweetheart, during
which he said there would be a funeral
before Wednesday, Jsmes Retnmel
went honi" and hnng himself today.
He was 21 years old,
Congregational ista will hold a state con
vention In Johnstown on May 15.
At the close of business on March 31,
State Treasurer Morrison had tfi,08n,889 iu
tho treasury.
Banks will be nskod to bid for tho f iSO,
iiiio of Allegheny City's school deposits, if a
test mil in court, wins.
Ageil Farmer Michael Schults fell and
was trampled to ileaib by hn horse on the
road nenr Wllllamsport
S vera! score of Indian pupils left the
Carlisle sch w yesterday for various farms
in eastern Pennsylvania,
The PottSVllle Qun club will today dis
tribute led quail lor breeding purposes in
the Tumbling Uun valley.
John Baldlidge, of HnuMock. is endeav
oring to corral a 16,000,000 estate said to
exist in Ireland for bun and a few rela
tives Beveral hundred track hands on tbo
central division of the Pennsylvania rnii
road between West ( hesior mid Media,
quit work yesterday because of a reduc
tion in wages mid a lengthening of their
hours at work.
American women living in Germany
have formed S league to help distressed
lira, Wiilinm Walter Phelps, wif of tho
ex-mii.ister to Uermauy, is visiting old
friends in lioi lln.
Tho new Russian edict on insurance bars
out the tontine system, anil several Ameri
can companies will suiter.
A trunkful of h'min Pasha's diaries, con
aiuiuit six years records, will be publish
ed liy the Merman government.
Russian authorities havo captured and
imprisoned at Vladivostook, Eastern Hi
Iwriu, Contain (). II Hansen, known as the
''flying Dutchman," a notorious seal
poacher, and all his crow.
Sna'or Yooita Open; (be Ball with Two
Hours of Talk.
The Fiery Orator from Printed Slips
Denounced the McKinley Bill as
an Act of Robbery and Declared the
Opposition to Income Tax to Be
Results of Narrow and Corroding
Selfishness The House Accom
plished no Business Whatever, Hav
ing Passed the Day in Hopeless
Wranrrlc on Contested Election
T Washington, April 2.
uE debate on the tariff bill was
opened in tne senate today with
a speech by the chairman of the
commit tea nn finlriea Mr Vnn..
bees. The speech was read from printed
slips, but was delivered with as much
earuestuess as if it were an extempore
effort. It oconpied jnst two honrs and
had a large and attentive audience on
the floor and in the galleries.
The McKinley tariff was denounced
in it as an act of robbery aud of un
bridled extortion, snd was contrasted
with tbe Walker tariff of 1840, "of
blessed and glorious memory,"
As to the income tax the opposition
to it came, Mr. Voorhees declared,
from ''the narrow nnH nmnin ..i
fisbnoss of riches." While discussing
mm point ne untuned to permit Mr
Hill I . Y 1 to int.rno.. u...k.
stating that he did not feel well aud
uia not wun to be Interrupted.
At the close nf th inuih tk. t.;n
which has displaced the Russian thistle
imi auu now tne nnnnished business,
went over till tomorrow a a.m.lj
has been made by Mr. Hoar that the
oiu snail receive its second reading in
full. Some time was given to the
Bering sea bill, The senate at 5 23
Iso business whatever was accom
nlisbed in ths honan toilnv a ...
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the journal had been read the contested
election case of O'Neill versus Joy,
Irom tho Eleventh district of Missouri,"
was taken np and four and a half hours
spent in unavailing attempts to eecure
vuo rui, ui quorum or the nouse upon
the pending motion. At 4 35 o'clock
Mr. Pattersou. Tennessee, abandoned
the effort and the house adjourned.
Mr. Pattersou gave notice that he
would ask tbo house to sit continuous
ly from tomorrow noon until the case
bad been disposed of.
East Liverpool' Striking Potters Chat
the Grub Pile-rime.
East LIVERPOOL, O., April 2. The
East Liverpool delegation of striking
potters left here yesterday afternoon to
join Coxey at Doaver Falls.
A thousand persons saw the squad
start There were 119 men in line.
He Will Cordially Support the Demo
cratic Platform.
AUGUST A, Ga., April 9 Patrick
Walsh has accepted the senatorshir.
In notifying Governor Northen of his
acceptance, Mr. Walsh ears:
"Every measure of reform pledged
by tbe National Democratic party will
receive my cordial support."
flashed from the wires.
Seal fishers on the Newfoundland coast
are getting only half the nsual catch.
Ex-President James McCosh, of Prince
ton university, was S3 years old yester
day. A 12(10.000 commission fee is demanded
of O. W. JlcNear, the grain king, by B.
Rich & Co., of New York.
On the day Coughlin was acquitted at
Chicago, the famous white horse in the
Crouiu case died on an Iowa farm.
Eastern New York State plowmen re
port that the sod shows all tne signs of a
return of tbeplaguo of 17-year locusts.
John Nicholl, a "Jack tho Spitter," who
luiB ruined many ladies' drosses, has been
captured aud imprisoned at Indianapolis.
On charges preferred by nine priests,
Bishop llouacnin, ol Lincoln, Neb., will be
tried before Archbishop Hennessey, at
Omaha, April 12.
Bnssel Sage will appeal from the $25,000
against bim for injuries sustained by
Latdlaw, whom Sage used as a shield
against a dynamite bomb.
Zella Nicolaus has jumped at an offer of
$150 per week to appear in a thinking
part dining tbe second act of a comic
O ara at u New York theater.
Tor beating his 11-year-old son, Joseph,
who went to the wrong f-aloons for tho
preacher's Whisky, BeV. William H. Hop
kins, colored, was arristed in New York.
Sons of the Revolution will meet at Bal
timore April 19 and hold a Hpeciai session
IB tho Annnpolis senate chamber, where
Washington resigned his commission.
President McCoy, rnler of the famous
little community on Titcairn Island, ar
rived in Sun Francii-co ou the missionary
brig Pilcniru. McCoy's errand was to en
gage two school teachers to educate the
children on the island.
Tho house has passed a bill to change
the penalty tor Barratry from death to
imprisonment tor lite or a term of years.
In the sonata yestorday Mr. yuay intro
duced a resolution authorizing the Phila
delphia ami Camden Bridge company to
erect a bridge over the Delaware river at
A bill permitting the construction of an
elevated electric railway between Wash
ington and New York was introduced in
the bouse. It is designed to run trains at
tbe rate of 120 miles an bour over this road.
I" 1 W'AsniNUTON, April 2. Fore
CLEAR ra, lor aeeBOM,' For Eastern
I'ennsiileaniti, fair Tuesday,
i winds shifting southeast; warmer
riwtdou etenimj. For H'esfern
ftmtuylvaftia, fair; but with increasing
cloudiness during the day, u inds shifting
to southeast and warmer Tuesday evening.
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