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SCR ANTON. PA.. WEDNESDAY MORNING. JUNE G, 1S94.
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The WJkcs-Barrc Rope Maker Tolls What Be
Knows About Sugar.
HIS KNOWLEDGE IS VERY LIMITED
Before the Senatorial Sugar Trust
Investigation Committee thj Wilkes
Barroan Displays a Deplorable Lack
of Knowledge His Information
Upon the Schemes of the Syndicate
Appears to H ive Consisted in Vivid
Wasiiinuton, Juno 5.
THE testimony given today livforo
the senatorial sugir trust inves
tigating committee by Walter
Gaston, of Wllkes-Barrs, Pa.,
general manager of the Hazard Manu
fuctadag company tind a wire rope
manufacturer, was not so im
portant as was anticipated. Senator
Gray, chairman of the commit
tee, reud Mr. Gaston a Washing
ton special in the Now Y rk Mail an 1
Express, in which it was asserted that
a certain wire manufacturer had over
heard a conversation in the Arlington
hotel botwen miliar trmt representu
tin and D-moeratic senators which
induced him to believe the tariff bill
would not piss unless the demands of
the sugar men were acceded to.
Mr. G.iston said he was the person
referred too and added that with the
exception of the facts that i t was in the
room nut that occupied by Mr. Ter
rill, of the Sugar Trust, that lie ovei
heard a conv. nntion on sugar, that he
told n eongr.sauiun next morning
that from what ho heard he did not
belwve thb Wilson bill nor any
other tariff bill unless a better one
than Mr. Wilson's would pus, he
knew nothing about the matter. The
wi'nessis overheard the conversation
on March 6 He retired at 8 o'clock.
He was awakened about 10 o'clock by
n loud conversation in the next room.
The persons in that room wore expresr
Ing dissatisfaction with what the sub
committee on sugar had done.
The Chairman Do you know who
these parties were?
.Mr. Gisto:; I do not.
The Chairman Did you recognize
the voice (if any of thffi?
Mr. G iston Norn-.
The. Chairman How did yon come
to net the imp-oWlon that they were
men interested in the sugar industry?
Mr.GiiSton From the general course
of conversation, from the knowledge
jhat t'uoy displayed app irently there
of the business, from nnmes I have
mentioned, not address-d, lint people
-jpiik. n of, I understood clearly it was
ivideutly a consultation of pioplein
.erested in siijar.
After some further questioning the
WHAT OASTON HEARD.
The Chairman From the fact that
you occupied a room that had been
one or Mr. TerriU'i snlte and occupied
by his daughter, ami from the fact
that they woie discussing su;:r from o
standpoint that showed familiarity
with it, you felt certain that they were
in. Ml interested in the sugar scheme?
Mr. Gaston Yes, sir.
Senator Davis This statement that
you recognised the voice of any senator
there is not trne,
Mr. Gaston It is false, absolutely.
Senium- Davis Did yon on that oc
casion hear anybody addressed us a
Mr. Gaston I do not think I did.
I hi-sril half tho senate spoken Bbout
Senator Davis Did you hear nny
bnciy addressed as Senator So-aod So,
being there preseut taking part in that
Mr. Gasio:: No, sir.
Senator D ivie Was there anything
in that conversation that led yon to
appose, there was nny senator there
Mi. G iston Only the fact that some
of the p 'oplo talking seeuind to be
r.itli-r lauiiliar with what had been
done in tho sub-committee room that
d i y.
S-nstor Davis Did the csnversation
satisfy you that in the then condition
of affairs, as to the sugar schedule it
was so unsatisfactory to tho sngar in
tensts than thoy had the power to and
would deieat that bill or frame a bet
ter one unless their wishes wore com
AN INFERENCE ONLY.
Mr G.iston I will answer that in
this waat That it was not satisfactory
to them, as I learned from their con
versation. That it would OS the means
of defeating the Wilson bill or procur
ing a better bill, was simply my own
inference, from what I knew of the
Senator Lodge In the conversation
in the room did there appear to be some
person or persons who were advocating
tho existiug schedule and other oppos
Mr. Gaston No. Their minds all
seemed to run one way. There was no
controversy of that kind at all. Thoy
were all of one accord. The best of
feeling was apparently existing.
Senator Davis Was any plan of op
eration lined out in the conversation
you liturd as to what would bo done in
advocacy of bill in the sugar interest'.'
Mr. Gaston None.
Mr. Gaston said every person in the
room was dissatisfied with the schedule
anil that fact, in connection with
his knowledge of the situation induced
him to believe that the Wilson bill
wonld not pass without material
In response to Senator Allen, Mr.
Gaston said that he knew that the sn
gltr trust had it in their power to do-
feat the bill if it was not satisfactory
One Roiort to Qold Loan Craatt Tamp
tat! on to Racur to It
London, June o lhe iiwsi, in an
prticlo discussing the closing of the
Indian mints, says; "Tho policy of
ruisinir fresii gold loans in England to
meet India's currency gold obligations
was adopted in an hour of weakness
last autumn, and the temptation to re
cur to it again will be strongly felt
during the next few months,
"When the export season at Bomhay
closes the secretary of stato will find
greater difficulty in disposing of the
council bills, and there will again be
the 8111114 pressure brought to bear
upon him to hold back diafts in the
pe of better terms, which m. ans an
other vast speculation on the rise of the
GENERAL HEWSTON'S CASE
Coroner' Jury Says Mar.dWntjhter, but
He Will Probably Fit Acquitted.
London, Juno 5 Dr. George Dan-
ford P. Thomas, the coroner for the
Central district for the connty of Lon-
lon, held an inquest today at St. Pan-
Cras upon the remains of George Bur
ton, the Itinerant musician who was
killed on May 30 in Acton street,
Gray's Inu road, by General John
Hewston of California, who thrust the
point of hn umbrella into tho de
ceased's left ey.
lhe jury found G-neral Hewston
uilty of manslaughter, and added a
rider, saying that the jury did not be
lieve that the wound winch caused
Burton's death was inflicted wilfully.
General John Hewston testified at
the inquest that he was by occupation
au analytical chemist, and been in
charge of tho National guard of Cali
fornia for fourteen years. He lived in
San Francisco, and was now staying
with his friend, Loriti A. Latbrop, tho
United States at Bristol. Describing
the collision in Acton street, the gen
eral mid he had no intention of seri
ously injuring Buxton.
STEAMER TEXAS WRECKED.
The Boat Goes Ashore on the Wild
est Headland of New Found
St. John, N. F. Juno 5. The Di-
ralnion line steamer Texan, Captain
Hunter, from Montreal for Bristol,
Eug,, went ashore ot 2 o'clock yester-
lay afternoon, one milo insid St.
Shott'e, St. Marv's bay, on tho wildest
ind most dangerous headland of the
whole New Fonndland coast, the scene
of many shipwrecks. She struck land
during a dense fog. She was going at
only ordinary speed.
When she ran into tho small bay and
was thrown ricrht on the rocks, ner
whole bottom was torn up on the star
board side, hor bow wus stove and she
filled with water. Her cargo in part
consisted of 340 head of cattle and
1,416 head of sheep The cattle were
drowned. They were kept on the main
deck and the sea washed them over-
hoard. Tho crew seeing no immediate
d inger to their lives occupied them
selves in saving the shsep, and all but
twenty head were landed safelv.
The crew then landul themselves
with their effects. (July one man was
injure 1. He was struck by a large
wave and thrown upon a stanchion.
This evoning tho ship went to pieces.
some of her cargo was washed ashore,
together with wreckage and the dead
bodies of cattle. It is estimated that
the loss on the steamer and hor cargo
will reach $-100,000
The came of the wr- ck is da to the
vssel being caught in tho tidal cur
rents of the bay which cannot be re
THE WAR ON BRLGKINRIDGE.
Encounters Betweea HU E-iomlee and
Surprtsrn Fmrd Kviry Moraont.
FRANKFORT, Ky , June 5. The au
thorities refused to allow a mooting in
the court house last night on ac
count of the feeling displayed
at the Breckinridge meeting of
the morning. The opera house
was secured, and Brockinridge ad
dressed all who could gain admission.
His speech was on the same lines as
those already published, and received a
fsir hearing from frien !s and foes.
Excitement ran high last night.
Nearly the entire population of the
county is here, and personal encounters
The Owens people are highly pleased
at the result of the meeting ysterday.
Tho following special from Paris was
read at the Oorens headquarters last
night: Four thousand people cime to
l'aris today to hear Hon, W. C. Owens
open his canvass Uere. Two hundred
ladies were present. Hon. G C.
Lockbart, who has been counted by
the Breckinridge men as ono or the
colonel's supporters, introduced Mr.
Owens in a handsome speech. He gave
Colonel Breckinridge soveral thrusts.
Mr. Owens spoke an hour aud fifteen
minutes, devoting about fifteen min
utes of it to Brejkinridge. At every
tbrnst he gavo him tho great audience
rose to their foot and cheered liko wild
men. The ladies joined In the enthus
iasm, and stood up with the crowd,
waving their parasols and bandkor
chief. His indictm uit of the wordy
warrior was terrific, and his de
scription of the Breckicridge meeting
hero a month ago was greeted with
roars of laughter."
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
Two lads of Lebanon, Frank McQelland
Irwin Scheil, will be tried ns firebugs.
The Pennsylvania collego commence
ment week, at Gettysburg, will begin on
The senate has confirmed tho nomination
of John J. llcDonald as postmaster at
Hail did some damage to fruit trees in
Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties
Altoona trembles at tho announcement
that a Law and Order society is to be or
Murderer Msnfredi, who shot George
Och In the lattor's home at Pottsville,
will be hanged on August 7.
Owing to nu irregularity now propcals
for printing the Legislative Record will
probably be asked for by Secretary Harr
Lightning strnck the bod upon which
Mrs. Jackson aud Hertha Austin slept.
at Forty Fort, but did not injuro tho
Kstimatos and plans are now b oing pre
pared for a tin plate mill to be added to
the New Agate ware plant of the Lalau ce
Grosjean works in Uarrisbarg.
Charles Hartman, a colored man aged 19,
committed soicide last uigilt in a bam at
Delta, where he slept for the night, by
taking poison. No cause is known.
NEAR I E ID
Coke Operators Arranging to Employ
Men at Their Ovens.
VIRGINIA MEN ARE DETERMINED
The Situation Practically Unchanged.
Two Thousand Cars of Mononga
hela Coal Blocked in the Benwood
Yards Ncr;ro Miners Will Be Em
ployed at Br ockwayviile -Sixty-Two
Men Taken to the Ridgeway Jail.
PrrTBBORO, June 5.
ONE of the highest authorities in
tho ranks of the western Penn
sylvania coal operators has re
ceived aasnrances that the Il
linois operators who hare all along re
fused to participate in a joint confer
ence of operators and miners, nro now
ready and willing to do so, and that at
today s m- oting in Columbus, O. Pres
ident McBride will issue a cull for an
other joint conference to be held at
Columbus on Friday of this week.
Tho coke region operators aro arrang
ing to employ men in this city to go to
the coke region to take tho pi sees of
the strikers. An employment office has
been opened for this purpose. This
morning three carloads of workmen
ware shipped from this city to various
points in the coke region.
VIRGINIA MEN DETERMINED.
Wheeling, W. Va., June 5. The
miners at bridge No 3 on the Cleve
land, Lorraine and Wheeling, west of
Bridgeport, were tig tin heavily rein
forced today and now number over
1,000 There is no rioting, but tho
men are ns determined hs ever that no
coal trains will be hauled. Over 2,000
cars of Monong ahela coal aro blocked
in the Benwood and McMeechin yards
on account of t he Cleveland, Lorraine
and Wheeling lieup. Tho Belmont
county miners made a bold move last
night when several stopped a coil train
ou the Baltimore and Ohio At Franklin
The Belmont county miners made n
bold move last night, when several
stopped a coal train on the Baltimore
and Ohio at Franklin station. A large
number of miners are congregated
tiiere today, aud Sheriff Scott is now
on the scene.
The 4,000 miners in Belmont county
have reached the desperation point,
and no peaceable nppeal will likely
follow. The stoppage of the Baltimore
and Ohio shuts i ff the last channel for
the shipment of West Virginia coal to
the lakes. An attempt was made to
blow up Yochum's mines, east of this
place, last night. The damage was
MARYLAND MILITIA OUT.
Baltimore, June 5, The Fourth and
Fifth regiments, state militia, with !(!!)
and fiOl men respectively left here this
evening for Cumberland under com
mand of Adjutant General II. F. Doug
lass. They should arrive at Cumber
land about midnight and will be at the
r rostburg mim in tho morning lo
protect the workers from the striken.
lhe last tune that the national guard
of Maryland was ordered out to sup
press a riot wa on July 20. 1877, dur
ing tho great railroad striko oa the
Baltimore and Ohio system.
Charleston, W. Va., June 5. Re
port that tour noi -union miners
w. re killed in am bash last
night at Powelllon are exng-
erated. lwo men, Engineer Ell
Smith and John Brandon were badly-
wounded uad the latter may die.
Crocker Gibson was attacked and had
his throat cot and will die. Marshal
Vinson left for the scene of the trouble
ud three companies of militia are
ready to move at any moment should
any more trouble occur.
DKOCKWAYVILLE, l'a., -Inn 0.
Nothing new has transpired at Shaw
mnt today. The sixty two men who
were arrested yesterday wore taken to
Kidgeway and put in jail. A delegation
of miners went to Kidgeway today for
the purpose of testing tho legality of
the arrest. Meanwhile tho slack if
being loaded at Hliawmut by Italians
who are unarded by deputy sheriffs.
Hall and Kutil mado another coup to
heventy negro miners from Alabama
arrived last night and will be put to
work at the Noble mine, strongly
guarded with deputies. The NobU
mines have, bean idle for so long a titn
that the negroes arn not taking any
strikers' places. Troublo is expected
when it becomos known that tho no
groe aro here.
tassmor's colliery resumes
PiiiLiPSRURG, Pa., June 0 James
Passmor, of this place, who operates
the Urey Ridge mine in Indiana
county, is reported to havo started bis
colliery this morning. A number of
his old employes returned to work
under the protection of the polic
It is to that mine that Captain
Clark took quite a number of coal and
iron police tine morning. Ther is no
truth iii the nmrt of irreat destitution
prevailing in tuis section, tho suffering
not being so anal as it was last winter
when a relief board was organized in
order to prevent starvation among the
women aaid children.
The excitement is stenilily growing
among the miners. The leaders do not
fear an attempt at resumption in this
rrulon. for the reason that the mines
are comparatively small and scattered
GRUKNSBURG, Pa., June 5. Abonl
thirtv-nix deputy sheriffs wore sent
from hero tonight to the vicinity of
Port Royal on the Youghiogheny rivor
where tomorrow an attempt will Df
made to start tho workB.
ECOTTDALE MISSIONARY WORK.
Scottpale, Pa., June 5. One linn
dred and seventy Uve ne.'roes were
brought her- this evei ing and sent to
the Standard and Contra! works of the
Frick Coke company. Some of lhe
labor leaders boarded the train and
tried to induce them to join tbe strike.
Thin they refnsed to do. The negroe
who arrived at Painter this morning
worked today, though the plant was
surrounded by 800 strikers, who have
established a camp in an adjoining
There are forty armed depntie on
guard and Superintendent Broniian ex
pressed a determination to op -rate the
plant at all hazards. Two of the strik
ers succeeded in getting twelve negroos
to quit work. Tae two men applied
for work thi morning and pnt in their
time doing missionary work among the
negroes. Tins evening tney hade too
Massillion, O , June 0. An armed
peace has been maintained today on
tho southern end of tho Cleveland,
Lorraine any Wheeling railroad. Gen
eral Manager Woodford has made no
attempt to movo the loaded coal
trains, anil tbe strikers maintain n
guard over 200 cars. This inability
of the road to continue daily
supplies of coal to the Like Shore
road at hue has reduced that road to
desperate strait and loeal trins aro
being taken oil Gnnernl Managor
Woodford says tho recipts of tho road
have been cut down 50 ner cent, by tho
stoppage of train and tb- burning of
Officials of the road wore at St. Clairs-
vllie this afternoon in consultation
with county authorities in regard to
protection of property when they begin
moving train tomorrow. The miners
at Wheeling Creek aro still in camp,
and with their reinforcements will be
able to make trouble. Ther are now
c uisidi ring plans for slopping empty
cmil flats and a collision will surely
occur If the railroad attempts to move
coal tomorrow. Tho strikers are d"
termtued to not allow West Virginia
coal to bo moved over tho roid.
Cumberland, Md.. June 5 The
anxiety of the citiz mis of this region
has been tried to i's utmost, in regard
to the mining situation in this section.
Every effort apparently has heen made
by the various companies toeltect a re
conciliation with their employes but to
no avail. A number of utrange labor
ers (suspected miners) have made their
appearance in the vicinity of tho vari
ous mines and it is believed thev are
trying to stop others from going to
The question yes'erday nssumed such
a state that Sheriff King felt he wus
unable to secure it sufficient number of
deputies aud appealed to Governor
Brown for troops in order to preserve
Communication b-tween tlia slienli
and governor resulted In the latter is
suing an ordor sending IroopB to the
sceno of action. What effect tho ap
pearance of the state militia will
have upon the strikers will be fully
demonstrated within the next twenty-
TROUBLE AT TORE WORKS.
The WlcKeesport Shops Surrounded
by a Mob of 5,000 Strikers.
McKKEsroRT, Pa., Jnne 5. Tho big
Strike at tba National Tub works as
sumed a serious aspect today. This
morning a sufficient number of the
strikers wmt to work to get in opera
tlon two lap wld furmces and butt
weld mill. Upou hearing this tbe
strikers quietly me't and deoidsd to use
every possible endeavor to have the
men quit Work again. At 11 DO o clock
tho works were surrounded by a mob
of fully 5,000 men and boys, and
trouble was lookod for.
When the whistle blew at 12 o'clock
Thomas Milligan, one of tho striking
welders who had returned to work
with two companion tried to leave the
mill yard. Their appearance was
greeted with doafeniiig yells and us
they attempted to go tbrongh tin-
crowd the men m ule tor thorn. Milli-
gan was struck in tho fnce, but before
any more harm was done he had been
rescued from the mob by company
officials, and SupjrintouJout Patterson
retreated back tj tn null, tievoral
bricks and stones were thrown at them,
No more men attompted to leave the
work--, but tho crowd remuiued to
watch every entrance. At noon the
boiler makers marched out in a body
md said they would stay out until thu
strike is settled.
Tho company is going to make every
atlompt to ruu the works with what
ever mon will do it. It is expoctod that
the company will this afternoon secure
a big force of deputies, as mire ;eri-
ous trouble is looked for. The wildest
excitement prevails and the streets are
packed with men, the entire police
force trying to keep the sidewalks clair.
W. H. Sun, who was oaspaeted of be
ing a deputy, was run throned the
streets by several hundred men. Ho
was roughly handled.
OREGON SURcLV REPUBLICAN.
No Doubt That the Entire Stat Ticket
Portland, Juno 5 Littl more is to
be said of the election this morning
than was said lust night. Tho oXtreme
length of tho ballot has cre.it prolonged
tho count, and oven in Portland the re
sult will not be definitely known until
night. Sufficient ia known, however, to
show the election of the entire Repub
lican state ticket, with the possible ex
ception of Irwin for superintendent of
instruction. Both Hermann and Ellis
ure undoubtedly re-elected to congress.
The legislature will be Republican,
hut by u greatly roduced majority.
The Democrats and Populists do not
concede this, but tho roturns wil 1 un
doubtedly show this to be the case.
The demoralized railroad and tele
graph facilities havo delnyod the re
port. So far only one county in east
ern Orogon has been heard trom. City
offices will be divided, with a Republi
can ma y or.
SPARKS FROM THE CABLE.
Socialist agitation is rapidly developing
in all parts of Hormauy.
Turpin has turned over to France tho
tecretot his wonderful war engine.
Emperor Francis Joseph wus greeted bv
the people at Budapest with cheers for tho
civil marriage Dill.
Try ins to open a shell which they found
on un ariillery range at Trnlee, three Irish
peusuntH were killed ana lour wounded,
liuoncs Avres newspnpors condemn Ar
gentine's proposed loan as a breach of the
pieugo made Dy tne presiuent ol the re
Great Britain's Intercolonial conference,
at Ottawa, will huve as us primary ob
ject the production of u practical Pacific
The Repeal ot the Bounty on Sweetness
Postponed One Year.
DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY UNBROKEN
The Sugar Schedule Completed in
the Senate Yesterday After an Ex
citing Struggle The Democratic
Majority Carries Out the Pro
gramme at Every Point Various
Amendments Voted Down Propo
sition to Repeal Ten Per Cent.
Tax Law Uncertain in tho House.
Washington, Jun? 5.
HE sngar schedule was comDleted
in the senate today after an in
tensely exciting and interesting
struggle, the Democratic major
ity carrying out its programme at
every point. The fight for tho greater
part of the dav was, as it had bron dur
ing tho preceding four days, over the
proposition to postpone the time when
the repeal of the sugar bounty is to
tako effect from July 1, 1S04 to Jan. 1.
ISO") It was carried by a vote of 38
Then various amendments which
were offered by Seuator Manderson,
Nebraska, to continue the sugnr bounty
bill till 1005, to continue it with an
nual reductions of one-tenth, to confine
It to tho producers of beet and sorghum
sugar only, and to reduce it to one cent
a pound, were severally voted down
with slightly varying majorities against
them the two Populist senators, Allen
and Kyle, and the New York senator,
Hill, voting now on one side and now
on tbe opposite side.
An amendment for free sugar wa
offered by Mr. Peffer and was rejected,
yeas 20, nay 37, and oue Wtt9 offered
by Mr. Allison, Iowa, to make tbe
sugar duty go into effect with the pis
sage of the bill was r jeoted, yeas 30.
nays 33. This was the closest ot all tbe
roruLiSTS join hill.
Two of the Popuiist senator, Kyle
and Peffer, joined with Mr. Hill lnup
porting lhe amendment, and if th- third
Populist, Mr. Allen, had cast his vote
the same way, the vote Would have
stood 31 to 32. But Mr. Allen voted in
the negative. Finally the amendment
of tbe finance committee, or rather tho
Jones modification of it, was agreed to,
yeas,35; nays,28; und with a few minor
nmeudintutB to the other parapraghs
the sugar schedule was completod unit
tho tobacco schedule reached.
The bill provides for n duty of 40 per
cent, aa valorem on all sugars, with
additions where thoy are above No. 10
Du:ch staU'iard, and this duty is to go
into effect on Jan. 1, 1805. The senate
adjourned at G.05
HOUSE ON STATE BANKS.
The committee on rnleB at tne open
ing of tho session of the house today,
through Mr. Catchings, (D.'m., Miss ),
reported an order shutting off debate
ou the pending bill end amendment to
repeal the stato bank tax. The bill
was to be further considered during
the duy under tho 5-minute rule, and
then a vote was to bo takon immediate
ly after the committees bad been called
Beforo the day had far gone, how
ever, it v.'us found dvsirable to amend
tho terms of the order r,y unanimous
consent, by which Mr. Barter, (Dem.,
O ), wus permitted to Bpeak an hour
and a half in favor of the repeal of the
tax, aud tho advocutes of repeal will
nave au hour und a quarter to present
their views tomorrow before the vote
hall be taken.
In presenting ths order from the
committee on rules. Mr. Catchings ad
milted, with regrt, that tho proposi
lion to repeal the 10 pir cent, tax law-
would doubtless fail to pass the house.
CONFCSStO TO MURDER.
Uinnaaotn Man Hay Re Hanged Up n
His Own Evidence.
St. Paul, Miim.,Jnue 1. Otto Won
niekitc, indicted under the name of
Otto Milhninen, one of the slavers ol
William Lindholf. pluuded guilty to
mnrder in the first degree.
Under the stute law Wonuigkite may
be hanged on a plea of guilty, but his
attorneys hone to save his life by con
vinciug the court that he did not kav
full posiessioQ of his mind wiien ho
voluntarily put his neck in the baltar.
Charles Ermiaen.Milhauseu's associate,
is still in a critical condition.
KILLED FOR INFORMING.
An Incff-nolve, Hardworking- Gorman
Asftanslnated by a Bonffh.
PILLSFI1CLD, 111 , JUue 0. Hat Ual-
nrday night Usury Schlemmer, an in
offensive, hardworking German, was
assaulted and robbed He immediate
ly informed the police, stating that lie
recognized n yonng man named Will
Morgau as one of hu assailants.
Yesterday, while Sohlemtner was go
ing to vote at the judicial election, he
was mot by Morgan and again assault
ed, and died shortly after. Morgan
11 d, but was captured and is now m
CURTAILING THE PEERS' POWERS
LnbouchereVi Plan A touted b7 ths Na
tional Reform Movement.
London, Jun 5. The conference at
the National Reform Union, a move-
iue.it in favor of the abolition of the
house of lords, or, at .'least, a consider
able abridgment ot the:poworof that
body, was oponed here this m truing,
with the Hon. Philip James Stauhope,
M. P.. in the chair.
After the preliminay work of organ
izing the conference, Mr. Lahouchere
submitted a resolution that whenever
the house of lords should rejeot a bill
which bad been passed by the house of
commons, it would only be necessary
for the latter body to signify its up
proval of the measure by n forms!
vo'e, wben th bill wonld forthwiti
become a law. In proposing the reso
lution Mr. Labonohere said that he
himself was in favor or tbe aboli
tion of the house of lord, root and
branch, bat to be praotioal thoy musl
first see what they aro likely to nccoiu
idish. The house of lords, he said.wa;
an irresponsible and pernicious assem
bly, which was opposed to the element
ary principles of self-government, and
therefore it onght to be swept out of
R. J. D. Bnrnio, M. P., made n
saeec'u seconding the motion of Mr.
Lnbouchere, and it was adoptod by a
Sir Cburles Dilke introdnced a reso
lution that the franchise ought to res'
upon the personal fitness of the voter
alone, and not depend upon the pos
session of property or the occupation
of premise; also that the district,
should pay the election expenses am:
the state pay members of the house o.'
commons and order second ballots.
LANCf.STER NOT IN IT.
Easton Will P.obtblv Do Readmitted tc
th Btat Iiiaaun.
Lancaster, Pa., June 5 The mom
bers of the State Base B ill league die
not get down to business until late
The support cxptoted frun Lanoaste.
was notlsntlsfaotory, however, and, a
Easton applied for readmis9iou, the up
plication was favorably received. I
will probably beadmitiel tomirrow,
OFFICER SAVES II FIEND.
Constable Heilman Hustles to Jail a
Brute Who Maltreated His Five-Year-Old
Fittsburg, June 5 The prompt ac
tion of i.:-';., Heilmun, of'
Dnqneuie borough, in hustling ona
Kridor into the county jail wa the
means of s-ving tho life of a brute in
uiuan form. Kri ler had abused bis
3 year-old step duughtor, ZdDit Snow-
dti:, in a mauuer to excite tho envy of
During tbe temoorary absence of tho
child's mother yesterday, Krider beat
Z;nie over the bckaud shoulders with
a poker, pulled two groat tuuehes ol
hair fron ber head, raised her to the
ceiling of the room by the foet.droppod
her to the fl ior and theu kinked the un
conscious child tn th pit of the stom
ach. Whan Mrs. Krider returned and
attempted to care lor ber injured baby,
the bruial fiend threatened to kill hor
with a knifo. and druvo her from tin
house. Krider nude no resistunci
when arreated, for, when lhe story of
his crime became known, preparation:,
were ut once made to lynch him.
At the magistrates offio Krider eu
tere 1 a plea of guilty, in ordor fb be
hurried to juil. Dr. Hawkins, who
.Irsssod Z:uie's ii juriep, says they m y
prove fatal. Krider is 27 years of age,
a brukeman employed by tho Carnegie
nipany. Tnoro is an insurance of
- oa the little girl's lite, and it li
believe! Krider is uuxioui to havo her
dio in order to get the money. This is
the second time Kridor has abuned tho
ACCUSED BY MIS CHILD.
A Llurd.-r Commlttod I. .g A .-i Cornea
to Lteht at This Lat Cay.
HiLLSiiORO, III., Jnuo 5 John Wiflk-
off. who wu found dead on the Big
Four Railroad track, near Butler, this
county, about twenty-three years ago,
waB supposed to have beon killed acci-
lentally by tho cars. Wilhiu the Inst
few days some facts have come to
light which Indicate that ho was mur
dered, and that George W. Cooper, a
wagon maker, or Butler, was the guilty
Iho chief witness against Cooper is
Ills own deiigtiter. blie says that rh.
WMS then 14 year old; that her fRthei
murdered Wiekoff, robbed him of 4100.
und throw his body on the railroad
ITALIAN CABINET OVERTURN.
Resignation of thi Orlpi Ministry on
Account of a Narrow Mfdirlty.
Rome, Juno 5. In the chamber of
deputies today Premier Crispi an
nounced that the cabinet han resignoo.
The king has reserved bis decision in
regard to sooepting or refusing to no
cept the ministers' resignation.
Th resignation of the cabinet ws
the OUtcoms of the conference, at mid
night, of the minister, who discussod
the sm;illnes of the msjority by which
Signor Crispi 's proposal to bring nbou'.
financial reform was adoptod by the
chamber of denntles, the votn bsiug
225 to 214, a mujorlty of only 11.
No DMlr qient Sub'oribur Can Have a
Funeral In Thrir chmoh.
Alluntown, Ph., Jnne 5. Bocause
David Schmoyer owed two years' dues
and had therefore been debarred from
mmbership in the Union church at
Cetronia, hi funeral yestordny WH
held ont of doors.
The chnrch authorities would nt
allow the body to bo taken into th
church, although Mr. Schmoyer hrd
been an elder and a deacon of it for a
number of years. Tbe faoeral sermon
was delivered in the cemtery.
BRIEF BITS OF HOM NEWS.
Evicted Mrs. A. E. Clark's six-weeks-old
buby died from exposure in ber srms in
Capitalists have organized to mine n
large vein of jmint ore seven miles went of
Ephriam Williams, aged 40, living near
Ziuesvillo, O., wus kiiUd by lightning
while working in a Held.
A Rook LI iuuI railroad rainmaker is
earning $100 a day trying to end tho
drought near Pawnee City, Neb.
With his skull crushed and $30 in his
puckot, C. W. Houston, of Liberty, 111.,
was found hanging to a tree near Oliean,
Professor David Swing, the eminent ex
Presbyterian, says he will never return to
the denomination which expelled him for
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