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SCRANTON. PA.. SATURDAY MORNING. MAY 26, 1894.
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Various Notes of Movements of toe Army of
MOBS CHECKED BY THE ELEMENTS
The Bloody Affray at Stickle Hollow
Liable to Be Repeated at Any Mo
mentRiot at Homestead Dep
uties Battle with Miners in Colo
radoAn Illinois Sheriff Persuades
Strikers to Disperse Peaceably.
Indiana Strikers Hold Up a Coal
Connellsville, Pa., May 25.
THE cold, ceaseless rain of lait
night and this morning doubt
less prevented, for a time ut
least, a repitition of yesterday's
bloody sffruy at tuu Washington mints
In Stickle Hollow. The strikers wero
folly determined to avenge tliosa of
their fellows who fell in yesterday's
battle with the deputUs. Mobs were
organized at Pennsvilie, Vanderbilt
and Dunbar for the avowed parpose of
rvvsnge. The Pennsvilie mob last
night marched to Moyer works, where
nn attack was contemplated. When
within a short distance of the plant
i sy were informed by strikers that
veuty-five armed deputies were
hwuittng their arrival.
After b consultation, the drenched
and shivering strikers moved on the
Summit works, where only a few men
were on guard. Before half the dist
ance was covered, many of the march -eri,
completely exhausted, had fallen
in their tracks at the wayside. Those
remaining, dispersed to their homes.
No further violence or raids are ex
pected until the storm of wind and
riin, which has driven the infuriated
mobs to shelter, has subsided.
RIOTING AT nOMESTEAD
Homestead, Pa May 25. A riot oc
curred this morning near the mills in
the Second ward where there were a
number of unemployed Slavs. George
Herskovitz, an edueated Slavonic Jew,
residing here tried to induce them to
no to the coke works. A Jewish mer
chant, with whom they dealt, said that
If they did not uo to work, he would
refuse to keep them any longer.
A little later they held it mass moot
ing at which Herskovitz appeared.
About 400 chased him to tue river, but
be escaped by getting into a akitt and
going to the other side.
TROUBLE IN THE FAR WEST.
Colorado Springs, Col,, May 25 A
speoial from Cripple Creek sUtss that
when the deputies arrived in Victor at
noon tbey were surrounded by 400
mirers and battle ensued immediately
iue deputies hid behind rocks and
fired, scattering the miners, who re
treated. No injuries are reported.
Miners are now moving on the
Pbarmaceiit, Burns Summit and other
mines to blow up the buildings. It is
also reported that the deputies are now
in possession of the Independence prop
erty. Ierre Haute, Ind., May 25. The
miners at Sbelbonrne this morning
iiem up a coai train ana refused to al
iuw it in go inriner. mere were
thirteen coal cars and Sheriff Mills was
acoard. The engineer and firemen were
lorced off the locomotive and fires
put out and the cars uncoupled.
Sheriff Milis tried to reason with the
men, but they were desperate and
would not listen. Anotbor ooal train
of twenty ears was similarly treated a
few hours later. No violence has so
SHERIFF PACIFIES A MOB.
Carterville, lit., May 25 Early
this morning 55 men mnrcbed from
Mnrion, three miles from here, and on
reaching this town held a uihss meet
ing. They declared their intention of
marching to the mines and bringing
out the men at work. Sheriff Dowell
and forty armed deputies drew up in
line and barred their way.
The sheriff mounted a box and raaue
a speech in which he appealed to the
crowd to return to Cartersville. In
chso they persisted in going to the
mines, be declared he would order
the deputies to lire on them. After a
consultation with the leaders, the
strikers dispersed , and many returned
to their homes.
Rock Island. III., May 25. The 800
miners ut the CMble and Gilohrist
mines near this place laid down their
tools this morning and stopped work at
the reqneat of tne American Miners'
union The strike is purely sympa
thetic and no violence is apprehended.
Charlston, W. Va., May 25. News
resetted here today that a body of
striking miners from Pomeroy have
crossed the river into West Virgins for
the pmpose of compelling the miners,
who are at work in Camden mid ad
jacent mines to come out Tne gov
ernor baa ordered two eompanies at
Huntington to be ready to move to the
scene ot short notice.
Dkcatur. III., May 25 All but
twelve of the miners working in the
shafts near here were forced to quit
work today by a mob of 200 strikers.
The non-union men made a show of
resistance and ten of them were se
verely pounded by the slriiters. Every
thing is quiet tonight.
Odin, Ills., Muy 25. Everything is
quite here tonight and no immediate
danger Is apprebended. The oenter of
the disturbance Is still at Centralis J
THE BUILDING CAVED IN.
Brooklyn Warhouc,Four Storits High,
Goee Sown with a Crah
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 25 At
2 20 this afternoon a fonr story hrick
building at 201 Atlantic avenue, oaved
in. Fourteen men were at work ou
the building at the time. One of them,
Emit Erickaou, was killed almost in
stantly. The house was used as a storage
warehouse by Latimer and Sons. After
the crssb cam most of the men suc
ceeded in escaping from the cellar
where they were working. Three
men are still unaccounted for and are
supposed to be burled iu the ruins.
THE SLV CHINESE.
They Procure Wholesale FVmd.ii iu lb
Sau Francisco Hall of Records.
San Francisco, May 25. Fraud has
bseu uneartbsd in the Hall of Records
in this city, which may lead to tin
frustration of a clever scheme to land
foreign -born Chinese. The record of
the health department has been inter
lined in several hundred Instances each
uttesting the birth of a Chines.
By this means foielgn-boru Chinese
have obtained birth certificates which
they tbey think will entitle them to
residence under the G.ry act. These
entries are dated as far back as 1847.
PERISHED IN THE SNOW.
Awful Story of Bufforina- Told by a
Nats Found In a Bottle.
Mount Vernon, Wash. , May 25 A
bottle containing the following note
was found in the Skagit river yester
day: "Hoad waters of Sonth Fork, Cascade
Creek, April 17, 1894. I have been in
the mountains for the past throe week
uowbound, and hav- had nothing to
eat for three days. Ic is impossible for
me evtfr to get out alive You will find
me when the snow goes off. I have a
wife in St. Paul. Her name is Mary
Jaeobow. H. A. Jacobow."
The point designated is about 125
miles abovo this place.
Professor Smith Closes the Debate
at Saratoga Remarks by
Saratooa, May 25 When the Pres
byterian general assembly reconvened
as ii ceurt this morning it was ad
dressed by Elder Diniel H. Shields, n
member of the criminal and prosecu
ting committee, who was introducsd as
a plain man and a farmer.
Mr. Shields' argument traversed the
twelve grounds of nppeal put forward
by Professor Smith, and was rea 1 from
manuscript. In the course of his re
marks Elder Shields said that the com
mittee did not for a moment doubt the
outcome of the matter in the present
assembly. At the close of Mr. Shields'
speech tbe assimbly applaudnd, but the
hand-clapping was suddenly stopped
by the moderator's gavel aud by vig
Professor Smith, in reply, regretted
that the committee had sought to im
press the assembly with the beliof that
he did not value the bible highly. On
the contrary hn had always endeavored
to live by that book. He then proceed
ed to arraign the prosccutiou, because
members of the lower court bad
printed expressions concerning the
guilt of the accused in the newpapers,
bad refused to roeive a whole book in
testimony, when a pnrt had been intro
duced by the prosecuti n, and he had
rtceived a vote in a member's absence.
Rev. George L. KHlb, of Belief on te,
spoke in support of Professor Smith's
Thomas McDougall, of Cincinnati,
followed speaking against the appeal.
The roll call for three minute speeches
began at 3.29 o'clock. The long list
of 500 commissioners was called by
synods and Presbyteries. Of the
110 called, forty-eight made speeches
under the three minute rule. Of these
twelve announced that they would vote
to sustain tho appeal of Professor
Smith on several or on all the specifi
cations. At this rate of progress it is
not likely that a vote will be reached
before Monday. Oa account of an as
sembly temperance rally in progress
tonight at the church, the conn took a
recess at 5 o'clock until tomorrow
The joint meeting of Bnptists and
iTesc-yt-riaos is to ue beta in conven
tion ball Sunday night at 9 15 o'clock
A CORNER IN MEAT.
Kansas City Retail Butohers Boost the
Prte 1 to 2 Cents.
Kansas City. Mo.. Mav 2.r. Tho
retail butchers entered Into a deal with
the local packing houses about a week
ugo whereby the former were to sup
ply tne renin wane or tne city.
The next dav the bntehers rniaad tho
price of meat to coninmers from 1 to 2
cents per pound. The hotel keepers
and reRtanraraura nrn now tnllrinv nf
joiog interests and buying all their
meais irom unicago aua uin.ms pack
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
The state tax conference will meet at
Ilarrisburg on June 8.
A respite has been granted Hill, the Al -legheuy
county murderer, until October.
Nino cars in a Pottsville colliery ran
over and killed little Evan Thomus.
A break in tho pipes threatens Lancas-
caster with a water famine for a week.
The commencement of the Allentown
college for women will begin on June 8.
Colonel James R Huusicker, of NorrU
town, has resigned as an aide on the gov
A bicycle rider uamod Maxwell collided
with James Riley, in Allegheny Citv. kill.
lug hiin Instantly.
Owing to damage by the floods navl.
tion on the Pennsylvania canal has been
Jack Knabel was captared in Blooms
burg for beatlug Tnn'khanuock l.ntnU and
stealing a horse and wagon.
Miss Label, daughter of Rov. ijr. O T.
Taylor, and Jaiuoa Kernan, cashier of the
Bethlehem Iron company, wern nun ri...i
Governor Pattiaon has issued a warrant
for the execution on July 1!B t. I)nvl,.,t,,u-,,
of Wallace Burt, tho half-breed Indian.
who murdered the aged coaple, bamuel
Rightly and wife.
Argument was heard by Judge Simon.
ton, at Ilarrisburg, in the nroceedtnua in
stituted by the attorney general to oust
tue urdor or rulou or alleged irregulari
A severe explosion of gas took nlac In
tbeAkuut Lookout colliery at Wyoming
this afternoon. John Pollnskl, a miner,
was fatally burned abont the head and
The statement from Washington, that
the gold in the Philadelphia hanks
amounted to only tVS.UOO, Is incorrect.
The gold balances of lh National bank i of
the dty amount to 15,918, 000.
Kx-StaUi Senator llarrv T. McAtnpr. nf
Huntingdon, was today urinolutxd that
deputy surveyor of the port of Phlludel
pliiu by Surveyor P. Gray Meek. The
salary Is t'i.SW per annuu. Mr. McAtear
succeeds James J. Frunklln, Republican.
Senators Harris and Hoar Entertain Their
MR. BLANCHARD ALSO FINDS FAULT
A Debate Between the Members from
Massachusetts and Tennessee Cre
ates Laughter -Mr. Blanchard Ac
cuses a Member of Pharisaism.
Louisiana Ideas of Sugsr Bounty.
The Drum Major Conciliated La
bors in the House.
Washington, D. C. May 25.
UST before the tariff bill was
taken op in the senate today
nil there was something of the nn
J ture of a seono between Senators
hour and Harris. Mr. Hoar (Rep.,
Mass.) was about to make u correction
of the journal, when Mr. Harris, Ten
nessee, rose to insist upon consideration
of tho tariff bill. "I will yiold the
floor in ten seconds,'' Mr. Hour pleaded.
"I hope he will and iu less .than ten
seconds," Mr. Harris put iu curtly.
"I tnink tho senator from Tennes
see," Mr. Hoar retorted sbarply,
"carries his feeling toward other sen
ators too far. He is in charge of this
bill, to which I am about to address
myself. And he constantly, out of
order, thrusts in his ungry, peremptory
and (although not intentionally iliscoui
teous) practically discourteous lectures
on other senators. I hope that will
"Will tho Senator allow me," Mr.
"I will,' Mr. Hoar answered.
"The turiff bill,'- said Mr. Harris im
pressively, "is the thing now hefcro
the senate. The sinutor from Massa
chusetts is violating the rules of the
senate, or at least the universal under
standing. And in view of the conduct
of the senator from Massachusetts tbo
senator from Tennessee owes him less
courtesy than he owes any other sena
tor." "The senator from Tennessee," Mr.
Hoar rejoined with cnnstlc bitterness,
"if he owes courtesy to the senate, or
to one senator, will be bankrupt, be
cause he does not possets enough of it
to pay one mill or the thousandth p.irt
nf one mill on the dollar of that debt."
Mr. Harris was in the act of reply
ing when the vice. president rapped for
order, and continued rapping until the
scene came to a close.
Mr. Blanehard, Louisiana, talked
against the Repnblic m senator f rum
Delaware, (Mr. Higglnj). and accused
him of 1'iiarisaism in thanking God.
the other day, that be did not get his
ideas irom trio south, lint tho main
point of his speech was in defense of
the sugar schedule in the Mil. On that
point he was met by Mr. Aldricb with
tne ruminner tn.it ue nwl voted r. -
cently in the house to put sugar on the
iree list, ana to abolish tbe sugnr
t'ouoty; and it was insinuated by tbe
Rhode Island senator that the two
Louisuna senators would, under pnrty
exigencies, vote ngalu Tor a bill that
would do these things.
Later in the dav the amende honor
able waB made by Mr. Hoar. Massa
chusetts, to Mr. Harris, Tennessee, for
having disrespectfully referred to him
the day before as a "drum major," not
An earnest an impassioned spoech
was made by Mr. Teller. Colorado, who
took the position that the tariff bill
would neither benfit nor Injure the
country to the extent that its friends
and enemies predicted, and that the
only remedy for the present depression
was a return to the double standard
with the mints open to gold and silver
at a ratio of 10 to 1.
The actu il progress made in the con
sideration of the tariff bill was greater
than any other previous day, some
thirty-five paragraphs having been
THE OMNIBUS RESOLUTION.
This was private bill day in the
house and the entire session was de
voted thereto, in committee of the
whole. One bill for the relief of
Thomas B. Reed, an officer in the
Pennsylvania TrooDS during the war.
was ordered to be favorably reported
to the house. Tbe rest of the day wts
spent upon what is known as "The
Omnibus resolution." being a resolution
referring 37 bills in a bunch to the
court of claims.
The house took a recast until 8
o'clock, tbe evening session being for
the consideration of private pension
and relief bills.
Annual Gathering of Representatives at
Saratoga, N. Y., May 25. The an
nual meeting of the Amerlesn Baptist
Publication society eonvened in tbe
First Baptist cbnrcb this morning,
President Samuel Crozier in tbe ebair.
The seventh annnal report of tbe board
of managers was presented and read
by Colonel Charles H. Penes, of Phila
delphia. The statistical features are Jsumtuar
lzed as follows: Bible department r
ceipts for the fiscal year, $31.238 47;
disbursements, $18,720 OS. The total
receipts nf th missionary department
were 1127,6-19 91 and the board are
pained to be obliged to rep rt a defi
ciency of $14,633.84
Tho business department reports that
tbe receipts from sales for tbe year
were $497,804.48, a decrease from the
former year of $10,885 S3 The receipts
from all other sources foot np $17,
482 05. Forty-nine new publications
Were issued during the year and tbe
total number of books, pamphlets, etc..
printed and issued in the period was
85.702,950, besides 31,021. f.00 copies of
periodicals. The net assets of the so
ciety amount to $39,206 20. The report
The annual election of officers of the
society was held with tbe following re
sults: President, Samuel A. Crozitr,
of Pennsylvania; vice-presidents. Thus.
Arinsitugc, of New York, Edward
Goodman, of Illinois, Joshua T. Lever
ing, of Maryland, mid Genrgo F, Hoar,
Jr., of Massachusetts. Corresponding
secretary, Charles H. Banes, of Pena-
sy I van is ;
recording Becrolarv, A. J.
D. D , of Maryland, nnd
B. F. Denison, of Pennsyl-
LAWSON IS RELEASED.
Youth Vho Daiiliid Stroudobarg- I
Again at Ljrge.
STllOUDSBURO, Ph., May 25. Guy
young Clark Lawson, who for some
weeks back has been stopping at the
Burnett bons". but who wag confiii'd
to the county jail last Friday for giv
ing checks ou a Nw York bank to
merchants here which were return ed
no gooi, was released today.
His father, who was at Saratoga
Springs ut the tituo of his son's arret,
finally consentod to help his boy, and
motiey was sent to fix things up.
DOLE WILL Lie PRESIDENT.
A Honolulu Merchant Predlots Victory
for the Ripubllo.
Denver, May 25. W. F. Peacock, a
wholesale merchant of Honolulu, who
is in the city, says that there is not tbe
slightest cl.aucu for any trouble in the
new republic. Mr. Dole will be elect
ed president, aud if the Kelly resolu
tion passes the legislature, the queen
aud her party will give up tho fight.
Mr. Peacock sayn 93 per cent, of the
commercial business of tho Pacific
Islands Is transacted with the Uuiied
TARIFF BRIBERY REPORT.
The Fact of Buttz's Offer Fully Estab
lishedNo Porsons Discov
ered Behind Him.
Washington. May 20 Tbe report of
the senate commitleo appointed to in
vestigate the charges of attempts to
briba senators to vote against the tariff
bill and the charges of improper influ
ences being used in connection with
the sugar schedule was submitted to
the senate today, us far as conc-rns thr
attempted bribery of Senators Huutou
aud Kyle. The committee in its re
''It appeurs from the testimony sub
mitted that a certain Charles W.
Buttz, of Nurth Dakota, bnt domiciled
in Wusbiugton sino December last,
where he has been onguged as a lobby
ist and claim agent, did, on or about
the first of April of this year, at the
hou of Senator Hunton, in Warren
ton. Vu. . dun 0 2 the abaencu nf thu nun.
tttor, say to bis son, Eppa Huutoo, jr.,
mat ue wouiu pay mm a contingent tee
of $25,000 if he would, by presenting
iirirutuents as to thu tiAmlimr bill i.
dnee bis father, Senator liuntou, to
vote against It.
"It is also estsbliiliad hr th.. niti
mony that tbe sama Charles W. Butlz,
dnriuir the month of March last an.
proaohed Soiiator Kyle of South Dakota
with a proposition that $14,000 would
be pnid to him if he would vote against
the pending tariff bill. The said Liutlz,
when making the proposition, also
stated to S.-nator Kyle that tho money
was in the hands or control of unagont
of certain bunkers and capitalists of
New York city and that tbo money
was in Vashingtoii. Senator Kyle's
usuraony is counimea by that of Mr.
Duncan McFarlane, clerk to the com
mittee on education and labor.
"Your committee are abundantly
justified in stating that the facts above
reciti d have been established by the
evidence, notwithstanding the denial
on the part of Charles W. Buttz, and
they refer the senate to the testimony
in detuil in support of their fiuding.
Your committee find nothlug from
.their investigation to impeach, in thu
least degree, the honor or character of
Senators Hunton or Kvle.
"There is no evidence to show the
truth of Mr. Buttz's statement to Sen
ator Kyle and to Mr. Eppa Hunton.
jr., that a syndicate ot bankers and
capitalists had raised a sum of money
to be used for tbe purpose of defeating
the pending tariff bill, or that there
was an agent of such a syndicate iu
Washington for that purpose. Buttz
denied that he made any such state
ment or that he had or has ant-
knowledge of tbe existence of snch u
syndicate, or that he was tho agent or
renrosentative of anv one. Hn fnrthar
denies that he has any money himself."
HE WAS A SECONO OFFENOER.
Aldatman Fuller Decided That Kindness
Would Bo Wasted on Him.
Owen Dunleavy, of Honesdale, was ar
rested Wednesday by tho police for drua k
ennets and secured his discharge Thurs
day with a reprimand.
He was again arrested tbat evening
while In a state of helpless intoxication.
Alderman Fuller decided yestorday in po
lice court that kindness was wasted on
Owen and sent him to the oouuty jail for
EVENTS OF VARIED SCOPE.
Congressman Breckinridge promises to
give the Fourth ot July address at Ful
The national conference of charities and
corrections is in session at Nashville,
Governor Flowor vetoed the bill to pre
vent the display of foreign flags on public
The will of Banker Jesse, Sollumnn ho-
queatbs largo amounts to New York char-
Ill health drove to suicide E R. Parker.
ex-manager of tbe Empire Freight Line
Ercma Jnch. the prima donna. Is so far
improved from her illness at Ann Hurbor,
Mich., as to leave for homo.
tRThe proposed new public building for
Chicago will stand on the old site,be ten
stories high aud cost 14,000,000.
Lawyer Brooke has Riven notice that
Poisoner Meyer will not appeal from his
conviction at New York of murder In the
After several days' hunt, Dave Kelly.
who assaulted and tried to poison Miss
Plerson near Iron Gate, Va.. was caticht
in Amherst county.
Worry over his father's opposition to
his chosen bride is believed to have un
balanced James II. Parke, who wandered
away from New York.
The queer will of Mrs. Pell, whirh orders
her daughter to stay iu the United status
or Europe, or get a divorce, will not be
contested at New York. t
Volume of Business Transacted During Three
OF CHRISTIAN ENDEAV3R UNION
Meetings During the Day Held at
Plymouth Congregational Church
and in the Evening at Jackson
Street Daptist Church Impressive
Feature of tho Convention Was the
Rally of the Scranton Juniors, 400
Strong Open Parliament and Con
ference on Old and New Committee
Work -Address of E. W. Bliss, of
Chicago, One of Mr. Moody's
Corps Proceedings in Detail.
THE fifteenth semi-annual conven
tion of the Lackawanna, Lu
zerne aud Wyoming Tri-Couuty
Christiun Endeavor union wns
held yesterday morning and afternoon
in the Plymouth Coucretratioiiul
church, Hyde Parir, and in the evening
at the Jackson Street Biptist church.
It was also an annual convention,
Irom the fact that officers to servo oue
year were elected.
AbOttt 300 delegates were present and
were noncredentiul)ed, the rule being
that any member of a Christian En
deavor SOtlety is by that token entitled
to a voice in tbe proceedings. In
addition to the delegate's in attendance
at the three session', hundteds of
member8 nnd spectators were pre
sent, and the whole number
severely taxed the seating cap
acity of tbe Plymouth church
during the day aua the Jackson Street
Baptist church iu the evening. At one
period during tbe afternoon meeting,
the advent of the Jouiors necessitated
the standing of sev rul huudred per
sons. Most of the delegates left tbe
city last night, though a large number
will be entertaiuod during today.
WORK OF THK SESSION'S.
The moruing session was devoted
principally to the submitting of re
ports and the usual preliminary busi
ness proceedings. Rav. Gr. L. Aldrich,
of Hie Grace Reformed church, ad
dressed the meeting.
A greater volume of business was
transacted In the afternoon than is
usual at most conventions. Every fea
ture was necessurily brief, but the
schedule as arranged w is carried out,
The opn parliament and conference on
oi l nnd new features of committee
work was the most interesting portion
of tho session, if tbe rally of the Ju
niors can be excepted.
In the evening the address of E W.
Bliss, of Chloagn, was beard by en
audience which occupied every seat in
the largo nnditorinm and when the ses
sion anj mrneu it was with u sense thut
the most succosiful and interesting
convention In the history of the union
had been held.
The Thihune presents Delow a com
plete and detuil td report of the several
THE MORNING SESSION.
Brisk Treatment of Preliminary Conven
tion "latt to.
The morning proceedings followed
devotional exercises conducted by Rev
W J. Ford, of Green Ridge. A song
braise service was led by Chorister
Kline E. Evans.
Charles E. Daniels, president of tbe
City Union, welcomed the delegates to
tuo city ana tne convention. He re
ferred briefly to the results which fol
low etich a gathering.
Charles II. Canndler, president of
the Tri-County union, respond id to tbe
greeting. Suoh a meeting made the
bond of fellowship firmor ntid oncour
aged those working nlong and in the
lines of Christian endeavor. Etithtisi
asm ie created Individually among tin
delegates and others who witness tho
proceediogs.and in various other direc
tions the convention prodnoes much
Secretary J C. Manning's annual re
port showed tho following:
There am "eveuty three societies in
the union; 11.208 aotive mombers; 1,122
associate members, making a total of
4,420 There are forty-three junior
societies in the three counting with a
total of 2,033 members; 200 persons
from the senior society and nineteen
from the juniors joined oburob.es last
year; $2,152 91 were colloctod during
the year throughout the uuion, au In
crease of $2,200 over last year. Mr.
Manning susted that the matter of
Christian oitizeuship be taken up; that
junior eocieties be organized wherevor
there sre senior societies, and that tbe
spirit of missions be pushed.
D. C. Tiffany, of Ashley, treasurer of
the Union, also submitted hla report.
The amount received was $9715; ex
pended, $70 37, leaving a balance of
the address of tbe morning was de
livered by Rev. S. L. Aldriob. pastor
of the Grace Riformed ohuroh. His
remarks bore upon transformation ami
wore from tbe verse, "B3 Ye Trans
formed." The thought was applied to
the transformation of Christiun Eu-
deavorers into the mind and purpose of
worit ana denial ror tne good of hu
REV. MR ALDMCH'S ADDRESS.
Rev. G. L. Aldrich, pastor of the
Graee Reformed church, gave the ad
dress of tbe morning. His theme was
"Transformed," and was based an the
text, "Be ye transformed.'' II carried
out a line of thought of the trnnafor
matlou of the believer in the work of
President OhondUr then announced
the following committees: Resolutions
Rev. a L Juhkin, Witkss-Barre;
Andrew C. Smith, Dunmore; Miss
Nominations 3. M. P.irke. Pittston t
Giles Clnrk, Scranton; M1ss Matthews,
J J. Purkbnrsf, Wilk.'s Barre.
ttoorts-D. C. Tiffany, Ashley; Miss
Hel wig, Pittstoa; Miss Helen Evans,
At noon an adjournment was mcde
until 1.30 o'clock.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
Was the Imp-irtiint Business Moating- of
At 1.30 o'clock devotional fxerclses
were conducted by J. J. Parkhurst, of
Wilkes-Rurre. The service was opened
with song, after which thoie assembled
said silent pinyer. An invocation was
offered by Rev. D W. Skelliuget, of
the Washburn Street Presbyterian
Following the devotional exercises
the moeting proceeded to the nomina
ting of officers. Tbe names were gath
ed by the nominating committee to
report at 5 o'clock and then hold tb.3
C. H. Chandler, of tho Tri-County
DDion, presided during the afternoon.
Two o'clock was the hour assigned
for the one-minute reports of societies
of tho three counties. However, 2.30
o'clock was reached before the reports
could be received. Corresponding Sec
retary J. C Manniug, of Pittstoa, an
nounced that romarks must of neces
sity bo briof.
The reports made by the various lo
cal unions shows that the organization
ii taking on an abnormal growth which
seemed highly gratifying to the meet
ing. Each local secretary who arose
to report hd some particular featuro
to anuouueo as greater than that pos-
senseo. oy otner socioues.
THE OPEN PARLIAMENT.
An open parliament and conference
on old and new features of committee
work was the main feature of tbe af
ternoon session. It was conducted in
four sections in its relation to look
out, prayer meeting, social and miscel
Carl Councilman, of Pittston, con
ducted the lookout discussion.
The old question of the advisability
of including an associate member on
the lookout commltteo was presented.
Nearly all who spoke on the subject
contended that non-members of the
church are not qualified to bring young
people to God.
Delinquent members and the best
way to approach them was considered.
The consensus of veiws expressed was
that a conciliatory and prayerful
treatment will work better results than
In his remarks opening the diaeusslon
of prayer meeting woik A. B. Eynon,
of thiB city, asked the meeting to ex
press the best way to insure good at
toudauce and enthusiaam at prayer
meetings. Several members expressed
the idea that personal work would gen
erally be followed by good results.
Secretary Manniug suggested that a
preliminary prayer meeting would
show its fruit in the regular meeting
following. It has been in vogue for
sometime in many places and has de
veloped very successful results.
i'rsoual and general experienees
following a brief period of gilmt
prayer were given. From the large
number of conversional testimonials
the members derived a great deal of
valuable information. This portion of
the session was oue of the most Inter
esting during tho day. In answer to a
question as to one of the purposes of
the prayor meeting committee, Mr.
Eynon suid that idle time in meetings
could be occupied by six or more mem
bers previously selected, in reading
verses assigned them aud make brief
remarks pertaining thereto, In this
wuy dull meetings will be done away
with and encouragement given to non
members to give themselves to tbe
W. F. Nye, of Carbondale, said the
rocUI committee in addition to what
the name implies is a committee for
Mr. Eynon asked whether the com
mittee's work is to be confined to the
union especially or extended into the
church. The opinions siguiflsd tbat
the social work went beyond tbe portals
of the church ; it iucltided work iu
the church, nnd an alertness in seeking
now residents in a community. The
word "welcome" does more good to a
stranger upou his eutruuee rather than
npon bis departure. "Come again,
you're always welcome" wont save
souls. Christian en.laayorers as ohuroh
ushers bring muuy into the Union or
PROPRIETY OF SOCIALS.
The social question drifted into some
spirited remarks on the propriety of
holding socials in the churches. The
sentiments expressed showed that
many were opposed to the custom. Iu
the midst of tue discussion the young
lady who asked th qu'stion nrose and
said her question related only to aociuls
without the money making feature.
A motion to take a rising vote of
opinion was opposed by several. It
was the opinion of tbe opposition that
the convention was treading on dan
gerous ground. Repeated requosts for
a puttiug or tne question was, answered
by Conductor Nye by refciriug the
matter to President Chandler.
When Mr. Chandler arose Rev.
George E, Guild, of the Providenco
Presbyterian church, moved that it wa
tbe sense of tbe convention that sooials
can with propriety be held in the
The motion brought several mem
bers upou their feet They protested
the right to vote upon the matter and
again suggested the danger whioh
President Chandler pleaded lack of
time as a reason for not taking a vote
on the question.
Rev. C. W. Harvey, of Wilkss-Barre,
conducted the meeting for a fw mo
ment of the open parliament on the
work of committees other than look
out, social and prayer mevtiug. Owing
to the fact that the convention was
uearly a half hour behind its schedule,
the miicellanoous conference subjects
were treated briefly. A valuable sug
gestion for music committees is to pre
pare music for church and Sunday-
Cottage prayer meetings once a week
is work of a practical kind for mission
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