Newspaper Page Text
Observed the same fact with
reference to the Elks' exer
cises and the Bar association
Yon have uoticed that onr
conference reports Lave been
the best ones printed.
EIGHT PAGES 50 COLUMNS.
SCR ANTON. PA.. SATURDAY MORNING. APRIL 14. 1804.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
D II A GOOD Wilis WEILL HA
'1 iTT ' A THW A IB
1 BECOME MOST A 8E00ND NATURE WITH US
All tbe Sessions More Largely Attended Than
on Previous Days.
ADMITTED TO FULL MEMBERSHIP
Bishop Hurst Addresses a "Class of
Seven Preachers Admitted Into Full
Membership of the Conference Af
ternoon Belonged to the Ladies for
the Benefit of Woman's Home Mis
sionary Society Two Able Speeches
for the Board of Church Extension
in the Evening An Unlooked-for
As the days of the Methodist Wyo
ming conference, now in session at the
Elm Park church, pais by there is a
large increase in attendance and a
growing interest evinced in the pro
ceedings. s attested by the general
representation in the audience. Yes
terday was no exception to the rule;
there were in the afternoon more out
siders in the auditorium than on any
previous afternoon, and the same fact
is true of the evening session.
What lsnds added gener il interest to
the proceedings is the gradual doing
away of the details and hum-drum
luniness which usually characterizes
the opening d;iys of a oonforence, and
the settling down to the consideration
af more important matters.
The morning se'slon witnessed what
h of most moment to theological stu
dents and those who have passed the
firxt stages of student life, namely, the
advancement of clerical students to
higher grades of study or to full mem
bership of the conference. Seven of
the latter were admitted, and Bishop
Hurst's accompanying remarks are
iven in The Tribune's account of the
The afternoon was essentially the
ladles' afternoon, in that too audito
rium of the church was devoted to
!bir use for exercises in behalf of tne
Woman's Home Missionary society.
Mrs. Mary Leonard Wells, of Morris
town, N. J , the society organizer, de
At the evening sps-.ion pleas for the
support of the work of the hoar 1 of
chnrch extension were made by Rev.
W. A. Spencer. D D., and Rev. Man
ley S. Hard, D D
CONFERENCE MORNING SESSION.
Cardlda'ee Admitted to Full Mstrbsr
hip dtressfd by Bull p Hurst.
The third day's session of tbe con
ference was ushered in by Penticostal
services, presided over by Rev. Manley
S. Hard, D D , in the lecture room.
Bishop Hurst occupied the chair dur
ing tho business of the morning which
commerced at 8 o'clock.
The terms as truntees of the confer
ence of Presiding E:d-r Rev. Thomas
Harroun, of Binghmuton, and Wil
liam Connell. of Scranton, having ex
pired, tlisy were re-elected , the secre
tary b-irig instructed to cast the ballet.
Rev Ztba Evaus, of South Danby,
N. Y was changed from supjrnutner
nrv In effective.
Hev. baudlord Hunt, U. U , senior
bc.ok agent of the Book Concern, ad-
dr- ! the meeting bri. fly in behalf of
that branch of the chnrch.
Rev. Dr. Sanford, assistant editor of
the Methodist Review, spoke of the
position 1 hat magazine occupied with
i-ternce to the church, and urged the
members of the conference individually
to support it. Bishop Hurst recom
mended that heed be given to Dr. San
ford's r marks Rv. A F. Chuff je.
Df Vv ilkes liarre, was appointed to
solicit suf scription? for the periodical
at the conterence.
A communication from Dr. J. M.
King, secretary of the Society for the
Protection ot American Institutions,
was read. Dr. King requested that tho
conference adopt a memorial to the
legislature of the state of Nw York
praying that body to amend thee in
stitution of the stats so that public
funds may not be appropriated for sec
tarian schools. I he matter was re
fsrred to its proper committee.
The following clergymen were con-
tinned in tho supernumerary relation
S. J. Austin, E L Bennett, George
Greenfield, C H. Jewell, John Labor
G. M. Peck, L. W. Peck, E. N. Sabin,
3. S. Southwnrth, Y. C Smith. J. C,
Bloodgood. Ztba Evans was muds ef
fective. The following wsre continued in
the Buperannited relation: A. D.Alex
ander, C. S. Alexander, W. W. An
drews, Philip Bartlett, Asa Brooks.
Abljah Brown, William Burnside, D,
B. Carrier, H. R. Clarke, A E Dau
iels, Henry Hallstead, A. F. Hnrdinif.
Joseph Hartwell, J. W. Hewitt, Rich
nrd Hiorns, G. W. Leach. George Par
sonp, R. S. Ross, Edgsr Sibley, A, C,
bperry, A. Ii. Stevens, J. L. Wells
Luther Peck. David Persontu. J. K
Peck, Philip Holhrook, 8. S. Kennedy.
Leonard Uoie. it was reported tha
Rev. S. C. Fulton, formerly on the
super a in i a ted list bad removed from
CANDIDATES FOB TUE CLERGY.
Tbe most important business ot the
session was tbe advancement of oandt
:lates for clerical orders.
Rev. David Evans was continued on
trial in the studies of the first year and
the following were continned on trial
In the studies of the second year: Revs
Clark Uallender, A. D. David, S. H
I Flory, R. W. Lowry, L. E. Sanford. F
N. Smith, S. G Snowden, C. E. Sweet.
S A. Terry, G. N. Underwood, L. T.
Van Catnpen, H E. Wheeler, Arthur
The following were admitted into
full membership at tbe conference
Revs. Engine U Jeffrey, C. H. Rev
nolds, James Bennioger. H. L. Ells
worth, F. E Hartsock, E. E. Psaice,
Louis E Van Holsen.
Revs. Eugene L. Jeffrey and C. H.
Reynolds were elected to deacons' orders.
Rev. John M. Correll was continued
in tha conference studies of tbe third
Revs. J. S. Crompton and J. W. Price
re admitted to tbe studies of the
Rev. H. L. Ellsworth was elected to
s aider's orders as a local deacon.
Rev. Grant B. Wilder was permitted
withdraw from tha mlniutrr and re
quested to return his parchments to
u the case of Rev George B.Banediet,
10 is in Chili, the secretary was in
structed to communicate with tho
mtb American confereuc1, aud if he
not enrnllpri thra liia riufiiA ia tn ,..
continued on tbe Wyoming conference
BISHOP HURST'S ADDRESS.
To those admitted into full mem
bership of the coufereuoe. Bishop Hurst
spoke as follows:
Bretheren: Evervthinc is in s measure
judged by its face aud Vi Methodism
should not be accoiupnaied by any regrets
or tears. It its face does not suit you now
s tho accepted time to renounce your in-
ttmtions. There should be no regrets or
looking over the fence into other peoples'
pastures: anyone who likes some other
told better than this, can well bo dispensed
Your and tho church possibilities of the
Nineteenth century are great. You will
not do much or have reached your prime
until the bcllschimo out tbe old century
and chime in the new.
Now, the great question is, what is vour
view of the Bible? It is the one great
thing of all ages, of all facts. Preachers
can do without many thing, but they can
not do without ttie lJible. You will hear
of the Bible being tested, and must fortify
yourselves by assiduous research aud study
I am glad to say that the Bible under the
homing light of all research stands where
it did when your fathers preached it. It
tins stood tbe test of all ages, aud what is
the r. -u 1 1 In all tbe lands represented in
Its origin, covering all stratas of socioty,
peoples and climes, it is with us in all its
perfection of architecture. It has covered
tirteen centuries without a disproportion
and is in all harmony from Ueuesis to Rev-
lations. Its corroborations have been
wouderfnl during the past fifty years, dur
ing which period the tests have been mado
by excavations aud archaeology. Inscrip
tions on Egyptian monuments are as clear
as a trimmer is to the American child. All
over Egypt have been fouud remarkable
proofs in substautintiou of the scriptures.
fhe discoveries in the travels and re.
search of Mrs. Amelia Edwards and others
have confirmed the Bible. Profiles have
been found of Itamescs aud the complete
line of aucient rulers, excepting Pharoh,
and wo know what has become of l.im
swallowed up in the Red Sea, another
proof. 1 scarcely dare mention it, yet 1
Believe will be found tho very records
which Moses saw with hisown eyes. These
aucieot findings speak only in monosyl
ables compared with what will be found
in tbe near future. Thank God that tbe
Christian minister cau stand Arm in the
knowledge that, with a thousand or ten
thousand men digging, only confirmations
will be fouud. Keep yourselves posted
Among other wntings spoken of in the
scriptures which have been found, is the
learning ot the twelve. ' lhis was dis
covered lu an Armenian library in an old
book. It was near the middle of the work
and commenced abruptly anil ended in
like manner: tuero was no explanation of
its presence there. From Assyria come
constant confirmations of the Hood nnd the
patriarchal lustorv as related by Moes.
lliis is vour Bible: from tbe tiecinninz to
the end it is the work of Uod, and there is
nothing to fear from what tin world is go
ing to say. No one can conceive the ex
tent or tho additional siht to come in the
twentieth century, and if there is anyone
I dare envy, it is you young men whotwill
live to see th- appenrance of new proof.
Heaven ami eartli shall pass away, but
the word of God shall stand torever."
That is something you cau always Bnrinir
when at a los for somethiug to say. It
covers everything and will enthuse your
Tell the people more of the Bible, treat
or tne great current reforms and strike
and quell any sin: tbe Bible will stand
like a rock against any fault or sin. Old
preachers sometimes get sour; there cer
tainly is no excuse for young men doing so.
treat tbe rich and poor as equals. Have
your announcements few in number, be
Driei in proclaiming tnem. in what you
say oe carefult of details, hut be pure and
strong so that people of best tastes will
not go away offended.
It is well to be broad and charitable in
matters denominational, vet on public oc
casions relate the history of your church
and hold up her ideas as examples.
Howtnatuoa tias leu vou to tho altar
and through your studies to this hour Ho
is not going to leave you. If you don't
succeed with His aid it is oulv your fault.
) on carry your calliug as a precious jewel
and'must be careful not to mar or blemish
it. More harm will come from idleness
than hard work. Be industrious and use
care in preparing your sermons.
May God give yon a more wondorful
ministry thnu you had dared hope for,
There is a good field in this conference and
it will not pay you to be lookiug over tho
paling into another field.
AFTERNOON FOR THE LADIES.
Exorcises In Behalf of Woman's Horns
The afternoon was devoted by mem
bers of committees and offUers to
meetings and a general CAtchiug np
with conference business in the base
meot of the church.
The exerciser in tha auditorium were
conducted by Mrs. W. H. Poarce, and
were for the benefit of the Woman's
Home Missionary society.
Miss Emily C. Curaraings, of Wilkes
Barrs, deaconess, offered a fervent aad
eloqusnt prayer in behalf of the sooi
Mrs. a A. Robins, of Wilkes-Barre,
the conference corresponding scare
tary, presonted her report.
The treasurer of the society, Miss
Grace Crary. of Binghimton, presented
n report wuicu snowed the finances to
be in good condition, and a large
amount of money used in charitable
Mrs. Mary Leonard Wells, of Mor
rlstown, N. J., the Woman's Home
Missionary organizer, formerly secre
tary of the bureau of supples, ma le the
address of the session, of winch some
of the points are presented.
FEATURES OF THE WORK.
The Boclety lias for its field the whole
territory of the United Mates. Airs. L)r,
Hartsell, of New Orleans, was instrument
al lu organizing it. In 1U71 and until
1870 she and other women weut before
numerous sessions of the Women's Foreign
Mission society and tried to interest them
in a home institution and drop the word
'foreign" from tho title. Tuey were uu
successful here and also before tho Freed
men's Aid socisty.
Finallv in 1SSI) the Homo society was or
ganized irrespective of any other aud the
following year sent missionaries into the
Continued on Page 2.
Scathing Arraignment ot tne Gallant Star ot
STRANGE TESTIMONY DISSECTED
The Able Arguments of Colonel
Thompson and Major Butterworth
Answered by Cold and Cutting
Logic A Few Quotations from
Scripture Terrible Arraignment of
Colonel Breckinridge The Woes of
The Plaintiff Viyidly Pictured Case
Will Probably Go to the Jury This
Washington. April 18
UDGE JERE M. WILbO.V was
complimented today by the pres
ence of a large audience of bis
eolleneties of tha legal profession
V w J
and of members of congress to hear his
reply to the attacks of Colonel Phil
Ihompson upon bis client and tho elo
quent appeal of Major Bon Butler-
Mr. Wilson's voice was low and im
pressive as he told the jury that it was
his duty to reply to all the defendant
had said as a witness, and through, his
Mr, Wilson said that the jury had
beard a most remarkable argument
from oue of the defendant's chosen
friends, Colonel Pnil Thompson. It
was in substance that, as all men were
bad, as all men were laying suares,
why should the defendant be con
temned '.' Solomon and David had been
held up parallels of the defendant. Uue
story hud been overlooked in bis Bib-
ical researches. I bat was the story of
Tnmar, who was u country girl, and of
Ammon, who was a man of passion.
I hat episode ended in a tragedy. There
were no juries in those days. Colonel
Thompson's speech, reduced to tb final
analysis, had been identical witn that
of Mr. Butterworth, only the second
was veneered with tbe polish which the
There were some things which
showed the character of the defendant
in thia suit, and Mr. Wilson spoke of
the high character of Mrs. Blackbnrn
and of how Colonel Thompson bad
Mr. Butterworth had spent seven
hour arguing that tba woman, who he
said was 20 years old, had seduced the
:. -id defendant, that she had
Iragged him from ids family, his wife,
his home, to the verg of this awful
precipice. If it was not so serious it
would be lndierous.
RANK TESTIMONY SIFTED,
Judge Wilson held up to scorn the
attempt of Major Butterwortb to show
vicious habits through Miss Pollards
school girl letters. Mr. Wilson con
tinuing, without sparing tho witnesses.
mndled the testimony of Brand mid
K mil man and the other witnesses who
made oath to the plaintiff having
visited tho house of Lsn-t Singleton,
when that house at tho limu spoken ot
had no existence and said be knew of
nothing more worthy of reprobation
than the putting before a jury per
jured statement that could be hunted
up in tbe back alleys aud slop barrels
of Lexington to blacken the character
of this unfortuuate girl.
Then Judge Wilson took up the
testimony of Ruiikin Rossell, who was
at one tune engaged to the plaintiff,
aud said that Rossell bad furnished a
loop which the defense had tried to
place around the neck of his client's
character. "I wish," sAid Judge Wil
son, "that I might say of him as Tom
Corbin said of a notorious scoundrel
named Vanzindt, 'May God have
mercy on your soul,' and stop there. "
lie referred to llossell s statement that
he had broken bis engagement with
Miss Pollard because she luthim fondle
and caress her. "That's another lie,"
he said. "A black lie a damnable
Judge Wilson took up the statement
of Colonel Breckinrige that on the day
he called on Miss l'ollard at Wesloyan
college, sha told him that she had
wronglul relatations with Rodes. This,
Miss Pollard had denied. "Her word
is hb good ns his."
Said Judge Wilson, "Her word in
in this case is as good as bis, and this
doctrine of improbability comes here
with crushing force against this de
fendant." ARRAIGNMENT OF THE DEFENDANT.
With dramatic manner and deep
voice of accusation. Judge Wileon made
u severe arraignment of Colonel Breck
inridge. "It pains me to say it, gentle
men," he said, "but I must say it he
has lived a lie For teu years bis life
has been that of faithlessness to the
most sacred obligations of life. He
has lived a life of hypocrisy, such a
life as he himself has said, 'Yon can't
fiud words to coin in phrases to define
the height and length and depth of my
in n 1 1 ' I am so filled with pity for this
homeless, friendless woman, that I enn
find it in my heart to say things that 1
would not otbei wise have said.
After he has told yon he has lived a
lie for ten years, ! do not believe I
could find a man so foolish as to ho
lier him now. What has he not done?
He has even falsified his marriage cer
tificate. Can you believe the story be
tells with all its improbabilities, and
which be asks you to believe in the
same breath in which he tells you of
all these lecoptions of other people.
"How 'can you know he is not prac
ticings these things on you. It is
simply impossible for you to find that
Madeline Pollard told him any snch
story about Rodes, or that R ides told
this story about himself. WMiatever
there is of slime upon her comes from
this defendant. Every distorted musols
and every broken bone in her charac
ter comes from tms uetenilant. it is
trail of u serpent that is over her life."
Judge Wilson painted a picture of
the plaintiff kept out of the society of
her sisters, but taken in by the House
of Mercy, and he paid a high compli
mnnt to Miss Ellis, the elderly udv
from the House of Mercy here, who
has accompanied Miss Pollnrd to the
court house every day. When be had
concluded on tbii line, it was 8.30
o'clock, and be asked Judge Bradley to
adjourn. In assenting, Judg- Bradley
said the court would sit tomorrow, and
the case should tie finished then.
DUN'S WEEK1V REVIEW.
Progress In Business Ii Still Obstructed
by Many Uncertainties.
Nkw York, April 18. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
Business improvements meet many
obstaales, and is scarcely as distinct as
it bus been in recent weeks. Strikes
have chucked the improvement in build
ing and some other trades, and scarcity
of coke has caused closing of some iron
works, while a strike of all bituminous
iron works is ordered and may prove
serious. More favorable crop reports
than were expected, which justify
larger hope for next fall, have arrested
the upward tendency in prices of pro
Tbe ronewal of gold exports occa
sions some disquietude. But the grad
ual exhaustion of goods in the bands
of dealers makes the consumption of
the people more distinctly felt, and
apparently larger, and this demand
increased with the gain in number of
hands at work. It cannot be said that
uncertainty as to the future has mater
ially diminished, but there is an evi
dently growing impression that there
will be no important legislation on the
currency or on the tariff; tho impres
sion whether erroneous or not, influ
ences the action of many.
The proposal to remove the tax On
isus of state banks is not by many
thought likely to prevail. On the
whole, though progress is still ob
structed by uncertainties, it has not
AMONG THE LAWMAKERS.
TnrifF Bill Still Tangles the Senate,
House Can Get No
WASHINGTON, April 111. The four
hours allowed daily for general debate
on the tariff bill in tha senate were
tiled up today by tne Inst part
of senator fcli.Ts four day
speeeu, ana py a inree and a
half hours speech by Senator Mitch
ell, Oregon. Mr. Mitchell's attitude
towards the bill was very clearly d
fined. In his opiuioji it was destitute
of a single good point. It breathed the
spirit of free trade with all its blight
ing consequents, and it mercilessly
assailed capital and labor alike. It
was neither free trade nor protection,
and yet it was both.
After the tariff bit) was laid aside
the sounte got itself into n parliament
ary tangls over a motion to adjourn, on
which motion there was no quorum
voting wlnle there was present scna
tors, who were paired, enough to
make a quorum. Senator Hill,
New York, made the parliamentary
point and that action of his was in -
terpretea as snowing a desire
to jiay tribute to the Reed ruling In
the house. After an interchange of
thrusts and Darnel tbe contest was
closed by a motion to proceed to exec
utivo business.aud at Op. in. the senate
ln house was in session just an
hour taday, and then gave way to
Democrat caucus held to consider the
parliamentary situation, and the
method of improving it, No qnoruin
appeared on roll call, and not oven the
journal of yesterday's proceedings were
WHEN JUDGES DISAGREE.
All Is Not Feacful Between Honorsblee
Dundy and CHldwell
Omaha, Neb ,April 13. Judge Dundy
this morning docidol that the ofhc
men and other monthly paid employes
of tbe Union Paci lift road should have
In the course of his opinion he scored
Judj;o Caldwell from crown to sole,
averring, among other things, that
Judge Caldwell in his opinion turning
lowu down Judge Duudy had misrep
PRINTERS ON A STRIKE.
Journalistic Torches of Willlameport A.-,
WlLLIAHBPORT, Pa April 13. Wil
liamsport today is without any daily
The workmen in all of the four daily
papers weut out on strike early this
morning on account of a failure to
agree' with the publishers on a scale of
STATE NEWS CONDENSED.
Over !i0, 003,000 small llsh will this spring
be distributed lu the streams of western
It cost &ir,000 to recover the bodies
tho thirteen miners entombed in the Oay
lord eUatt, M I'lymoutU.
Heirs of Sir Walter Scott, the novelist
have taken possession of a small estate in
Pittsburg, which has lieen unclaimed.
James Kyler, who killed W. U. liutlor,
at Koaring Spring recently, has noon re
leased fioiu Blair county jail under $2,SO0
In nn explosion of natural gas in thei
home at McKcesport, Mrs. William Mai
sued nud her young daughter, rdlle, were
The Metropolitan Electric company yes
terday leasod the Reading electric liidit
plant, for ninety-nine years at nn annual
rental of RiT.UUU,
The fourth annual conypiition of tho
Young Men's Christian association of ill
York district, began at Lancaster yestcr
day afternoon, 111 ty delegates being in at
tendance. 11. liurd Cassel, of Marietta
FLASHED FROM THE WIRES.
Sotting fire to the jail at La Platte, Mo.
live prisoners escaped.
Rev. Thomas Byrne, of Cincinnati, has
in-' ii appointed uatlioiic uisiiop or rsnsh
The splendid Abbey church at St Marv'i
college, Belmont, N. ('., was solomuly ded
icated by Cardinal Uinuons.
A dispatch from Rio (Jrandn do Sul say
the federal troops have completely routed
tne insurgents lu that slate.
Colonel Buck, tho Georgia Republican
lender, wuo was i niteu Mules marshal
under Harrison, is dying at Atlanta.
Editor Charles A. Dana, of tho New
York Sun, accompanied by Mrs. Dana
sailed for Europe yesterday ou his annual
Alarming Demonstrations Made in tin- South
ern Stclion of the Fields.
LARGE BAND OF ARMED RIOTERS
One Thousand Desperate Men Plan
ning Raids on tho Operators' Plants.
Deputies Sent to the Scene The
Southern District in a Fever of Ap
prehensionThe Governor Will Be
Called Upon for Troops.
Uniontown. Pa., April 13.
THE southern section of the coke
fields has been tho headquarters
of tiie strikers today, and be
tween 400 and 500 armed men
mve been marching through the re
gion surrounding the town since day-
The excitement has been nt lngli-
wsder mark, and an outbreak has been
Hfeortlv after daylight the mot)
tarted 100 strong aud marched to
Leuiont, No. 1, where Deputy Sheriff
Richards and a poBse of men arc in
charge. Tbe deputies made a charge ou
hem with drawn guns, and ctiused
hem away. The men went to work
while the deputies kept the mob back
with drawn guns. Tne strikers then
marched bnck to Cold Springs and held
Delegations joined them all along the
ine, and when the mo u passed east oi
here there were 1,000 men in line.
They had banners Hying and marching
o martial music. Nearly nil wore
armed with clubs, picks and guns. On
the march south they had no plants,
but kept on toward Fair Chance,
where they fire to begin the raiding of
all plants in tbe section coming from
that point north.
DEPUTIES ARE BEING SECURED.
The mob is now composed of mon
from all plants in the lower regions,
and are determined to make a stand.
Sheriff Wilhelm got a word of tne pro
posed raid and is swearing in deputies
and seudmg them out a dozn at a
PirrstiL'nu, April 13. The dispatches
from tho coke country today are con
Hiding. The situation in the southern
end of tho region is said to be critical
while in the northern districts the
works are geuerally in operation.
Nothing is known here of the call
rom Dunbar for troops. Chairman
Frick and Secretary Lovejoy, of the
Frick Coke company, have received no
information that would indicate the
necessity of calling on the troops.
A dispatch from Harrisbnrg would
indicate that the call was not from tho
sheriff. It says: "The situation in th
Omnellsville coke rsmiou is becoming
more serious daily, and unless the hos
tilities of the strikers toward the
workingmen cease the state au
thorities will take a hand in the
suppresion of the belligerents. A mes
sage received at tho uxei nlive dep irt
inent late last night from L. and R
Wister it C.i.. of Dunbar, owners ot
the Dun liar furnace, states, that the
situation justifies the governor in call
ing out the troops. The firm complains
that their men are willing to work.
but they are intimidated and obstructed
by the strikers.
fhe message was received ny Private
Secretary Tate, and he refuses to make
it public. He would give no further
information when seen than the bare
facts just given.
PREP AMMO FOR A CONFLICT.
New CabTLB, April 13. Governor
Pattison was seen at the residence of
R. W. Clendennin today. In answer
to the question as to whether or not
troops are to be sent to the coke region-.
be .'aid that no request had been made
for them. While the correspondent
was there Adjutant General Gnon-
and came in and handed the governor
a Zuu-wora message uearing on tne
strike, but the general said as yst there
was no request made for the militia.
"you may rest assured, he Bald,
"that none will be sent until they are
General Wylie, who was here, left
suddenly for Pittsburg this afternoon.
TO BOND THE TOWN.
The Appropriating- of $50,000 for the
Improvement of th Borough.
Special to tAs tfcrOfttOA Tribune.
PlTTBTON, Pa April 13 The joint
meeting of citizsns and common coun
cil held in SI. Aloysins ball, this after
noon for the purpose of discussing
matters pertaining to sewering the
borough and paving the streets with
an improved pavement, was called to
order nt 3.46 o'clock.
A largo number of representative
citizens and numbering nearly -00 and
nearly evury member or the council
was present. The subject was die
uussed from various standpoints, but
all were of the opinion that improve
ments in streets and sewers were
nesded badly. After considerable de
bate it was voted unanimously to in.
crease tbs present indebtedness of the
borough (50,000 for the purpose of
sewering the borough and paving the
streets. With that end in view it was
dseided that n committee ba appointed
to inquire and ascertain the cost of uiak
lug tne proposed improvements.
ACCUSED Of- MURDER.
Anthony Bednorsh, a Polish Innkeeper,
Committed to JaII.
fljacctat to las dbraafoA TWostas,
Pittston, Pa., April 13. Anthony
liednorsh, a Pole of Smithvills, was
committed to juil here tonight charged
with the murder of Andrew Borah, of
Smithvills. Borsh, it will be reinem
bsred, conducted a saloon and boarding
bouse up to a month ago. One night
lis was summoned to a point along the
Delaware and Hudson railroad where
his mangled and bleeding body was
subsequently discovered by a train
crew lying across the tracks. His
death has remained a mystery ever
since. Some alleged he was in posses
sion of certain facts concerning the
murder of a fellow countryman aud in
order to prevent any treachery on his
part he was murdered.
When questioned about the accu
sation made against him, Bednorsh
said he was innocent. He claimed he
not only had no hand in the commis
sion of the crime, but did not kuow the
murdered inau. Bednorsn wus arrested
by Constable Early, after returning
from his day's work in thnshaft known
as the "Last Chance," and taken before
'Squire Zelglor, who committed him
with out bail.
DAVID DUDLEY FIELD DEAD.
Pneumonia Carries Him Cff After a
Vry Brief Illness.
New York, April 13 David Dudley
Field died of pneumonia at 3 o'olock
this morning nt the residence of his
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dudley Field,
Vi Orameroy park. Mr. Meld was ill
but twenty-four hours. He retired on
Wednesday evening about half-past 10
seemingly in the best of health.
At 3 o clock Thursday morning Mr.
Field was seizvd with a congestive
chill. Dr. Stephen Burt, Mr. Field's
tamuv physician, was hastily sum
moned. He suid that Mr. Fisld was
threatened with pneumonia. Mr. Field
slept quietly all the evening, nnd at 3
o'clock tuis morning he died without
Dr. Burt said that Mr. Field s death
was absolutely paiuUss. He was too
old to make any fight against the dis
ease. Both of Mr. Field s brothers and
bis daughter wsre near biui when the
end came. The fuuenil will be held on
Sunday afternoon nt Calvary church
On Monday the body will be taken to
Stockbrnlge, Mass., for burial.
Mr. Fiend's estate i valued at be
tween (500,000 and (1,000,000. The
property is uniucnmPered. Henry M.
Field, his brother, said today that the
bulk of his estate will be held in trust
for the grnudcbildreu until they be
come of age.
THEY'RE IN MARYLAND.
Coxcy's Infantry Now Fourteen Miles
Nearer the National
Grantsvii.i.e, Md., April 13 An
other tiresome march across the high
est ridges of the Allegheny mountain
system, brought the Commonweal army
across Mason and Dixon's line into
Maryland and into this qusint village,
fourteen miles nearer Washington
(.'snip U. S. Grant is pitched in a field
just outside of town. Tonight it is the
center of attraction for all the pjople
oi this section of the conntrv.
Hard lul l; had been distributed, and
as the men marched they munched and
drank. ror the first time in a week
the weather was fine. Progress was
slow, however, owing to the condition
of the draught horses, several of which
were about exhausted. Two miles ontof
town, a white milestone by the road
side marked tbe boarder line between
Pennsylvania nnd Maryland, tin
famous Mason and Dixon line of his
tory. There the army was halted. Led
by the band it sung "Maryland, My
Maryland," in rousing style.
The halt was brief. Before the army
lav tho steop sides of Kisser's Ridge,
2,850 feet high, and the highest point
in Marylnnd. Three mile- ascent took
two hours, as one of tbe horses fagged
out aud bad to be left in care of two
Marshal Browne was dismounted and
his handsome stallion was put to work
The command was halted for lunch at
the bridge over Pnsley's Run, at the
loot of Negro mountain. From that
time until Grantsville Was reached the
men marched slowly. As the place of
encampment was reached tbe men
scattered over the wide hollow given
thbin for i uter and soon bad a
doz'n tires lit among the rocks.
Tho men were presented with a lot of
army canteens by Captain Bescher, of
this place. Orantsville did not receive
too army liosgiitably, but tonight it is
crowded with people anxious to see and
hear tbe nsotly Coxey aggregation.
The quaintly dressed and mannered
people of this place formed the larger
portion of the assembly that gathered
to bear the principles of Coxeyism ex
plained by Captain Browne,
The townspeople look upon the army
with distrust and are prepsrsd for any
raids that may be attempted.
In his :: oier.il orders this evening
Marshal Browns names tomorrow's
camp at Fiostburg, Camp Robert E.
Lee. A message to Commonweal head
quarters states that extensive prepara
tions have been made to receive the
army hospitably there. Tbs order to
march will be given at 8 o'clock.
CAUGHT FROM THE CABLE.
The live weeks' drought in England,
Qermany, France, Austria and Poland is
causing much uneasiness to farmers.
Briti-.li ciirar dealers are in u semi-pnnlc
over the threatened increase of the import
duty, which would shutout the foreign
Owing to the Crand canal at Hungmiao,
China, having overflowed twice, the na
tives will build a temple to the river devil
supposed to live in it.
Withdrawal of intemperate language
us. d in debate In tha Austrian Reirhsratli
saved Dr. (ireiir, leader of 'the Y'ouug
Czechs, from several duels with iusulted
The Archbishops of li dogna, Milan and
Kenan, ns well as Mgr. Segna, asses
sor of Ine Congregation of the Holy Office,
and Father Bteinhuber, the distinguished
llavai lau member of the Society of Jesus,
will receive tbe red hats of oardiuals at the
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Congressman Jerry Simpson is seriously
ill with kiduoy disease, complicated with
Congreetman Straus gave a dinner at
tbe Arlington last inht at which Speaker
Crisp was the guest or honor.
United Slates Senator Walsh, of Georgia,
will retain as hia committee clerk the sou
of his late predecessor, Mr. Colquitt.
Railroad Commissioner Hampton favors
payment of a larger percentage of net
earnings lata mo raciiic itanroau sinking
Washington, April I t. Fort-
cost mr Saturday: For Fastnn
I ennxulrania, fair, northtrhj
mho, ssioAtiij MNtrmer. fi
Wtittm PinniylvtMin, warmer.
fair; variably iciiids.
VOWADAYS Hermsdorf's is prac
11 cally the only Fast Black Dye fof
Hosiery and Gloves.
All onr "sellers" bear Hermsdorfj
stamp, aud we are going to signaMss
our Spring Opening by a HEKMiW
DORF FESTIVAL, So on
Monday, April 16
W shall open in onr
the most complete assortment i
Hermsdorf Hosiery we have erel
shown Plain, Dropatitoh and Boot Pt
terns and shall preeent to every par
chaser of these goode a valuable
with Hermsdorf'a compliment and
Ladles' Hose, 25, 35 and 50c
Children's, 6 to 8,, all sizes, 350,
Gents' Half Hose, as to 35c
We sellevo these to lie the but values evel
offered lu Fast Black Hoib-ry.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave
THE GUTTA PERCHA & RUBBEH M'FGCfl'J
RUBBER BELTING AND HOSfc
CHAS. A SCHIEREX & CO.'S
And Oak-tanned Leather Belting,
H. A. Kingsbury
813 Spmce St., Scranton, Pi
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
Ladles show friends onr t..0, 5, sja.BO
ml Ktl SHOES, and su enthusiastic are they
over thulr purchases that one krIo is sure to
bo tbe means of malting anotbor.
LEWIS, REILLY k DAVIES
114 Wyoming Avb.
WAIT UNTIL I get in my
new quarters and you
can get bargains in
that have never been offered