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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Bill Hay Be Out of Committee of the Whole
FREE LIST IS ALMOST IN SIGHT
Democrats Hope to Sec This Portion
of tho Tariff Agreed To as Fast as
Road, but Western Republicans
Will Fight for Small Duty on Free
Wool Remaining Bone of Conten
tion Among Democrats Is the In
come Tax and Will Cause Lively
NEW York. Jnno 17.
THE Democratic luiimigtrfl look
forward for tho cominif wesk in
tho senate with confidence. The
Republicans are, outwardly, in
different. Air. Harris, the parllmentar
ian in charge of thoukirmidh line in tho
great contest, decl'irtl last night tlut
when nest Saturday came the turiff
bill would bo out of the committee of
tho whoiu, nud Mr, Aldrich, the Repub
lican leader, admitted that tho outlook
was favorable to rapid progress.
But two schedule! remain before the
free list is reached. They are papur
and sundries. But little debate is ex
pected on either, Tho Democrats be
lieve the frco list will bo agreed to as
fust as read, but the western Republi
cans, when raw wool is reached, on
the freo list, will renew tho attack and
seek to have a small duty, at least,
put upon that article. Ever momber'of
the committee of the Democratic
side has declared that he draw the lino
there and that under no condition will
he consent to tho removal of wool from
the freo list, oud souit of the members
osaert it is tho only thing demanded by
tho party platform, which u left in the
bill. Tho voto in thosonatoa few days
ngo was too close to be ignored, and
when the question comes up again the
surprise would not bo very Breat if
some small duty wero placed on raw
MAY LET OLD LAW STAND,
Although no positive announcement
to that r fleet has hoen made it is be
lieved that the Domocrats would bo
willing to recede from all their pro
posed ainendmouts to tho administra
tive feature of tho bill, if by so doiny
they can shorten tho time for debate.
Inasmuch as forty-nino pages are de
voled to this subject and tho amend
ments are numerous, it in obvious that
debate would bo materially shortened
by letting tho McKinloy administrative
bill stand unamended, Secretary
Carlisle and customs officials who have
been consulted agreo that owing to the
length of the debate up to this time it
would ho better to permit the adminis
trative aot of June, 1890, to stand rath
er than to attempt a reconstruction of
it at this late day. Tho argument is
also made that tha now law could be
enforcul l etter under a mothod of ad
ministration with which tho customs
cilicers are familiar and which has been
construed by tho department and the
coin's, than under regulations that
changed the system in nny degree.
The remaining bone of contention in
the majority party is tho income ttx
nnd this will cause aomo lively debute,
although it may not bo contracted.
OUTLOOK IN TBI HOUSE.
Now that tho appropriation bills, ex
?ept thut providing for general defici
encies, are all out of tho way, the
house is likely to be precipitated into
something of a struggle for priority of
consideration of a number of measures
of more or 1pm general importance.
Th Orit struggle is promised for to
morrow, when Mr. Hatch, (Dem., Mo.),
will ask tho houno to tuke np his nnti
optiou bill, It will bo opposed by the
representatives from the large cities
and their vicinities.
Then Mr. Joseph (Dem., N. II ), will
bring forward bia bill to admit the
territory of Now Mexico to statehood,
This will bo nntagonizsd.itis supposed,
by the Republicans. After these two
bills nro out of the way it is thought
the general deficiency bill will be put
npon its passage.
'But should it not he tnkon np, Mr.
Cooper (Dem.. Ind.) stands ready to
urge his bill providing for the taxation
of greenbacks tho same as gold and sil
ver aro taxedtwbicb has been favorably
reported from the committee on bank.
Ing and ourrency. And the friends of
the ttill providing for tho election of
senators by direct vote of the people
are earnestly pressing tho house muii
agre for a day on which that measure
may he iven tho right of way.
TO BLOW DP THE CAPITOL.
AUtaea Diteovery of Bin Plot Whereby
Anarohleta Hrped to Triumph.
Washington, June 17. Exposure of
a plot which had for its ol ject the de
struction of the capitol and perhaps
ther government buildings and which
had boen slowly devolopiug for savoral
weeks past is made in a local newspa
per, the Post. According to the story,
the plot was formed at tho time Coxey's
army was marching to the capital. The
orime mover in tho plot was Honoro
Jnxon. He came from Chicago, where
h has been a disturber for years. He
was agisted by anarchists from various
Sscrot ssrvico men and local detec
tives have been constantly engaged in
watching the baud. The fast that the
anarchists have committed no act in
Wauhinglon npon which they could bo
civict'id, has prevented their arrest
here. Thsir meetings havo been small
nnd iccrst; their experiments with
ahemicals have been such that it could
aardly ho proved that they intended to
rjsnrt to rxtromo moasures. They havo
written no letters. Ia fact, all along,
thsy havo waited for something to hap
Pj., something would give them an
opportunity to carry oat their scheme
Jason' headquarters was the resi
dence of a Frenchman named Savant,
reeognizod .by his neighbors as an
intelligent, bnt oceentrio character.
One nigiit the officers ou watch saw a
large glass bottle, such as druggists
use for explosive chemicals, dolivsred
at the house, The conspirators
met there ami at other places
nud about three weeks ago
tho meetings beeame so frequent and
so many straugo men came and went,
that the officers felt that thoy were los
ing their grasp of tho situation. There
was danger and the climax might
come at any lime, ami great alarm was ;
felt. The cunitol officers, including
tho spanker ot the house, and tho treas
ury people, including Secretary Car
lisle, folt very uneasy.
The discovery of the formula for
making tho explosives which the con
spirators propose to use, says tho ar
ticle in conclusion, is probably the most
important pioco of work done by the
detectives. Several chemicals are used,
and tho proportions makea high explo
sive of a nowjand most dangerous kind.
As soon as tho police obtained the for
mula they tOLik it to a well known
chemist and asked him to muke up a
sample. He did so in his laborat
ory and placed it on the window sill
in tho sun. In a few moments there
was an explosion. A great deal of
uoise did not accompany tho explosion,
but there was a terrible concussion and
a most nauseating and blinding smoke,
although the quantity of t.'io chemical
experimented with was very small, A
cat, which was in the room, died in a
few seconds from tho effects of the
There is no doubt that this kind of
explosive with which Jaxon and his
gang intended to operate. It oxolodos
from tho action of tho suu and does
not require to be ignited from a spark
or by concussion, lu addition to furn
ishing an explosive force which, if the
chemical is In use, in sufficient quantity,
would shako the foundation of the
most substantial building, it fills tho
air with a deadly vapor.
An oecusion for the use of the explos
ive, the auarchists hope, it is said, to
be furnished by tho aniv.il of that part
of Frye's industrial army now reported
in the Cumberland valley. Under cover
of a disturb nice produced by them,
the plot against the capitol ia to be cur
ried out. In support of this, it is said,
that a number of Chicago anarchists of
tho most rabid t)po, aro with; tho
THE REED BOOM SPRUNG.
Colonel Conger, tho Akron Manufac
turer, Expresses Dissatisfaction
withG:v. McKinley's Candidacy.
A;;ron, (.)., Juno 17. Colonel A. L.
Conger, the well known Republican
leader of this citv, in a published card
So far as the McKinloy bill is concerned,
wo lost the campaign iu lS'Ji upon that is
sue Tho Bepnbllcan party is for protec
tion. The country has prospered nailer it,
biH ns we have grown older wo have need
ed less protection. We mennt in our na
tional platform in 1880 or, at least, it was
the interpretation put on it by tho party
that ww bad now reached a point iu our
history when we could afford to make
reduction-! in the tariff. This was so
stated hv cur speaker on tho stump and
by the Republican press, but when wo put
forth the McKiuley bill we Violated the
pledges of the party, increased duties, then
went forth to battlo upon the proposition
and wero beaten. Suw it would simply
bo political suicide to start out upon that
proposition iu 18'Jil.
It is not a crime for Republicans to differ
upon these propositions, and somo one in
our state should speak on; for tho Repub
lican party. Tlio people of tills country do
not propose to see silver knocked out, niet
we want tariff reductions as fast ns the
safety of the business interests will war
rant. Wo want that kind of protection
that will deal justly aud fairly witU all
classes of American labor. Wo do not
wnnt protection that will foster trusts.
We. want tho McKiuley bill revised npon
the linos mapped out by tho Into James 0,
Blaine; such a policy as will give us a line
of American steamships from American
port to every country in the world; such
a protection as will start the wheels ot
every mine and manufacturing establish
ment throughout the country.
Colonel Conger favors Thomas B.
Reed for the presidency in 1S90.
JUDGE FURSVS WATERLOO.
Candldats Lnvn Oeta 101 Out of 108 Ro
pub lean Dedicates.
BlLLKFONTB, Pa., June 17 Noarly
comploto returns are in from tho Re
publican primary election on th judge
ship which promised to be so bitter, and
was thought to bo close. It seems to
have been n regular Waterloo for tho
present incumbent, A. 0. Furst, who
wanted a re-nomination.
Out of 122 delogatos in tho conven
tion 108 havo been heard from, of which
John G. Love has 101 and Forst 7
Huntingdon county belongs to this dis
trict, and it cannot bn told yet who
will get tho district n initiation.
C0XEY STILL IN EVIDENCE.
Says H Wants to Lead Another Army
on to Washington
HAnnisnuwi, June 17. Six or seven
hundred people listened to Coxsy, the
leader of tho commonweal army, at
West End park this afternoon.
He wanted all tho unemployed to
join his army at Washington.
Run Over ot Tuylor.
A Hungarian child living on the Taylor
Flats was hurt yesterday morning by being
run over on tho Taylor branch of the Dela
ware, Lackawanna nnd Westorn railroad.
Tho arcidoiU hnpnonod about noon and
Dr. Housor was summoned to attend tho
case. Ho ndvhod that tho sufferer bo
brought to tho Lackawanna hospital.
liaccniaurcato Rnnday nt Lehigh Uni
versity was signalize 1 by the preaching of
an nblo sermon by Bishop Hugh .Miller
Thompson, of Mississippi, ia l'aclcer Me
Dr. Stewart, president of tho Pennsyl
vania Chautauqua, delivered the biimiliui
reato sermon to the graduating class of tho
Moravian seminary for young Indies at
Bethlehem. Rov. Edward 8, Wolle, of
I'hilndelphia, delivered tlio annual sormon
to the Moravian parochiul schools.
Tho fifty-ninth annual commencement
at Lnfayetto college began nt Boston with
the delivery, of the bacnlurauto sormon
by Key. IIo'orgoT. Purvis, 1. D., professor
of tho Princeton Theological semiunry.
The bacalnureato address was delivered
by Presidont Warlleld In tho college
cuapol at 10 n. m. A senior farewell to
the Voung Men's Christian association was
held in the lirninord society hall at fl. D.m.
An address beforo the Brniuerd Young
mod's tjhrlotlan nascciallon was dollverod
by Robert B, Hpner, of Now York, iu Par
dee hall ai ' p. m.
THE OLD WORLD
Apprehensions Caused by Death of Sultan of
Morocco Not Verified.
PRETEXT FOR EUROPEAN INVASION
Peace of Europe Might Bo Easily
Disturbed by Any One of the Powers
Making an Effort to Take Posses
sion of Morocco Italian Crisis
Ends in a Manner Extremely Italian.
Reception on Board the American
Warship Chicago The Zuyder Zee
to Be Reclaimed.
London, June 10.
" 10 verification baa as yet resulted
of the very livoly apprehensions
VJ caused by tho sudden death of the
Jul Sultan of Morocco. They arose
perhaps more from tho prob.ihi li'ty that
a disputed succoision and disord ered
country might supply a pretext for
European invasion rather than of ex
pected opposition to the accession of
tho snltun's designated heir, a boy of
fourteen. It was thought that there
might bo a scramble between three, or
perhaps four, powers, a race between
warships bound for Tangier, landings of
European troops, collisions, and after
that, nobody knew what.
Tlio poaco of Europe might be as
easily disturbod by trouble in Morocco
as in any other way. Spain nnd
Franco absolutely refuse to recognize
any other foreign authority hut their
own. England for somo timo past has
been suspected of having designs on
Lord Dofferin has been accused of
giving assurances to M. Hanotaux that
England does not intend to interfere in
Morocco, which is interpreted by En
glish critics as n pledge that Franco
shall huve a freo hand. However, it is
quite certain that no such as
surances have ever boen given
to M. Hanotan. Simply because
England may not enre particularly for
Tangier, it does not follow that" she
would acquiesce In its accession by
France. She certainly would not;
neither would Italy nor Germany, nor
Spain, nor Russia. There is not ono
of these Powers that would allow
France to intrench horsnlf at the
Atlantio end of the Mediterranean
without malting serious objections.
Furthermore it is hardlv probable that
France will make the effort under tho
No priuif miniswr over spoke moro
strongly for psace thau did Lord Itose
bory ut the Trinity House banquet last
weei;, wiion ho declared that tue states
men of Europo wore too wise to allow
truuble to grow out of tho death of the
sultan of Morocco. No less significant
was Itosebsry's warning to France and
her foreign minister against violent
methods in dealing with the questman
raised by the Anglo-Bilgian conven
tion. At tho present time every min
ister in Europe is asking himself how
will Hauotnnx explain his declarntiou
that tho Anglo-Belgian convention is
to bo regarded ns null and void.
The French, Spanish and British
ministers havo received instructions
from their respective governments to
recognize Abdul Aziz ns sultan of Mo
rocco. They are alio instructed to ask
permission to pay their rospects to the
new sultan at Rabat.
Till'. ITALIAN CRISIS.
The Italian crisis has ended in a man
ner which can only be called Italian.
It arises from the resolve of tho major
ity to get riil ot Signor Sonnino and his
financial scheme. The new ministry,
nevertheless, of which Signor Crispi
remains presidont, contains Signor Son
nino. He is now called minister of the
treasury, instead of minister of finance
As for his policy, oue obnoxious item.
the extra land tax, is abandoned. Tho
more hatofnl part, which sot on foot
economics and retrenchments on ascule
hitherto unheard of, is retained nnd
largely extended. The chamber in these
novel circumstances welcomes Signor
Crispi with c.'iecn, and Whatever else
may bo said, the personal triumph for
him is considorable.
THF. CBIOAQO'S PARKWELL,
Tho farewell rocoption on board the
Chicago by Admiral Erben was a grace
ful acknowledgement of the hosyitali
ties which the the admiral and Captain
Mahan nnd all the officers or this
American warship have accepted dur
ing their ever-memoralde visit to Lon
don. The Chicago sailed for Antwerp,
to tho general regrot of her friends
The University of Cambridge gives
Captain Malum next week an honorary
degree, tho first on rocord. it is said, to
nny American navul officer.
TO RECLAIM Till: EUYDIfi ZEE.
After several years' characteristic
ally doliberato consideration, the Dutoh
government has at length aunouuoed
its determination to undertake the
reclamation of that immense bay or in
land sea. known ns the Zuyder Zee.
The colossal nature of the project will
be understood when it is remembered
that the sheet of water is about 60
miles in length and 810 In circumfer
ence. Of this it is proposed to reclaim
500,000 acres, the value of which is
esttmaUdnt about $150. 000, 000, a con
siderable inoloty of which will be paid
a compensation to tho Zuyder Z to
fishermen deprived of thoir calling,
GOTHAM ELKS AKL FIRM.
liny Will Stand by the Grand Truiteea
at Atlantic City.
New York, June 17. The board of
grand trustees of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks, and a large
number of grand lodge members of
New York and New England nud
other points wore iu session here today
nt the Broadway Central hotel, making
final arrangements for holding the
thirtieth annual meeting of tho grand
lodgo nt Atlautio City, N, J., June 19,
20 and 91,
The board of grand trustees issuod a
circular stating that the statements
son t out during the last few days to tho
effect that it had been finally settled
that the grand lodge was to meet at
Jamestown, Juno 10, are wholly un
authorized and aro maliciously design
ed to mislead and create trouble.
WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS DEAO.
Bo Remained Unconscious ar,d Daath
Appaared Only a Sloep
BffOLBWOOD, N. J., June 17. At 1:50
o'clock this morning Judge William
Walter Phelps passed away. The end
was so peaceful that for somo minutes
nfter he had breathed bis last his
family, who wero watching at tho bed
side with intense sorrow, would not
believe that tho end hiul come, The
r " v -
WILLIAM WALTIR l'UKU'a.
patient was unconscious lo tho ond and
appeare 1 to pass into a deep sleep.
Tho rcmnius will lay in state at the
family rcsidenoo nntil Wednesday
morning when the funeral services will
tak place at tho Presbyterian church
of Englewood. Tho intorment will ha
at Simsbnry, Conn., the sarao day.
Scores of telegrams of sympathy
have been received by the sorrowing
family from many prominent persons.
PRESIDENT IR'BRIDE TALKS.
Explains That the Return of Striking
Miners to Work Will Naturally
COLUMBUS, O. June 17. President
Meliride, of the United Mine Workers,
declared tonight that ho was firmly of
the opinion that tho miners will accept
the terms of settlement made hero last
Monday, "I do not mean to say that
thev will nil go to work tomorrow,1'
said he, "but a groat mony of them
will. It will be two weekarand possibly
three, liof ore a general resumption there
will tako place, but it will come. In
Indiana tho block miners have acceptod
tho agreement, while the other miners
in the stats have refused to do so. One
third of the delegates to the state con
vention, howovor, votod to go to work,
ao I judgo that the opposition cannot
be so strong after all.
"In Western Pennsylvania work
will bo resumed tomorrow except in a
few mines, not exceeding a half dozen,
where tho operators object to paying
the scale of wages agreed upon. In
Ohio, there is u peculiar condition. I
bolieve that work will be resumed in
practically the entire Hocking valley
tomorrow. I think it probable that
the Jackson county mines will also re
some. The Sunday Croek valley
miners will not go to work tcinorrow,
nor will the Coshociinu miners. In
Tuscarawas county, the miners have
resolved not to go to work "
Outsldoof this competitive fiold
President MoBrlde said that terms o(
settlement either had been or were
being made. "Iowa, said be, "lias
settled upon most excellent terms for
the miners. Kansas is now working.
President McGregor, of Missouri, says
that state will fall in line with the
settlement this week, while in South
ern Illinois n conference of miners nnd
operators is making satisfactory pro
THE MEN WERE RESCUEO.
Federal D.putlee Armst Riotous Strik
ers, but Are Overpowered.
Staunton, III., June 17. Ten United
States deputy marshnls from Spring
field went to Mount Olive last night on
a special train to arrest tho ringleaders
of the strikers, who havo for sovcral
days held up trains and confiscated
coal iu transit over the Chicago, Poorla
and St. Louis railroad.
Thoy succeeded in arresting four of
the utriksrs for whom they had war
rants. But u mob of 400 strikers took
possession of the car, overpowerod the
deputy marshals and took the prisonets
away from them. The marshals have
returned to Spring!i)ld for roiuforce
monts. POWERFUL POISONS MIXED.
Laudanum and Powdered Nutmeg Dis
solved In trona Whisky.
Huntington, Pa., June 17. Tho
mysterious compound which Edward
Couch iidminiatercil to William it.
Miller wilu such swift and fatal uffect
was ascertained at the coroner's iiS
quost last night to ho a mixture of
laudanum, powdered uutmeg and
After buying the laudanum Conoh
said that he intended to add tho nut
meg, which would intensely the action
ot the narcotic.
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS NOTES.
Moany, tho Harrisburg pitcher has been
released to Louisville for t&ou
Tho remains of tho late Thomas M.
Bayne wero takon to Pittsburg for burial.
Tho number of men who perished in the
lvnrwlu uiliioB In Australia has boon do
linitoly nsceitaiutd as being :
Tho international bicycle raco. at Paris.
was wen by the Welshman, Linton, who
in six hours covered 810 kilometres aud
Frederick Breck, aged 60 years, an ex-
director of Schuylkill county nnd for
fourteen yenrH steward of the Schuylkill
county aims nouBe, uieu nt, ms nomo in
Patrick McDonald, ono of throe disor
derly Plymouth youths whom Constable
Jones was trying to nrrest, was fatally
Mim m tun necK, in an attsiapc to wrest
away tho officer's revolver.
IN BIG STRIKE
The Total Money Loss Conservatively Esti
mated at Twenty Millions.
AND THE REAL END IS FAILURE
Durinp; the Fifty Days of the Strike's
Continuance, Sixteen Persons Were
Killed and Thirty-four Injured,
Some Permanently Operators,
Officers of the Law and Last of All,
tho Public, Each Sustain Their
Portion of the Affliction Some of
the Results Achieved.
FlTTBBUltO, June 17.
IX TEEN deaths and thirty-tour
ensos of serious injury, some ic
Al volvlng disability for life; n loss
i) iu wnges amounting to millions
Ot dollar, hundreds of thousands of
dollars lost in tho wanton destruction
of property; and collateral loss beyond
computation are some of the visible re
sults of the recent bituminous miners'
strike. The strike lasted forty-nine work
days. Iu this district 20,000 miners
lest $10,000 in wages each dny, Tho
grand total of miners who have been
ldlu in Pennsylvania sinco the strike
began is 65, 000. Tney have lost 100.100
every Working duy of the strike. Mul
tiplication will show that the bitumi
nous miners of Pennsylvania havo lost
2. 457,30 during the strike thus far.
In lh Pittsburg district it has cost
the operators S800 for every day of the
strike to keep their mines in ordor. At
this rate it has cost all the operators in
this state about $2,000 per day, or
nearly $150,000 in round figures for the
ontire period of the strike. Aside from
this their Ioss8 in profits havo been
enormous, not to speak of tho thou
sands that havo boen spent in bringing
in now men and protecting tho
mines with deputy sborift's and
Plukertons. It is estimated that
for the latter purposj the
coal operators havo expmdtd already
4100,000, aud are in a fair way to
ipend more. Although tue strike in
Pennsylvania has boon nccompaniod by
theso momentous losses it cannot be
said that in tho stats or the Unitod
States it will bring any permanent
benefit to the coal Industry. All told
174,000 miners struck. Their strike
was for the purpose of bringing about
an interstate wage agreement with tue
operators. In this thsy bave failed to
a considerable extent.
From another source is derived this
computation, based on 100,000 ae the
number of idle miners; earnin.i on nn
average $3 00 per day oach. The loss
to the miners in wages for the,' say,
fifty days' duration of tho strike makes
tho astounding total of $12,500,1)00.
That a number of tlio mine owners lost
heavily is equally trne. but it is more
difficult to even approximate the loss.
Naturally, none ot them will discuss
their loss, but it is safe to say the
operators are out of; pocket sevoral
mi 1 1 ion aouars. then, again, there is
tho cost to the stnto in general of main
taining order by the transportation of
troops and nn increase in the civil
forces in tho several insurrectionary
counties of tho soveral states. Prop
erly, too, the losses of manufacturing
plants Deoauso ot hick or riioi and those
of the railroads aud other means of
locomotion must be included. This
lose is represented in the increased
price paid for coal, the advance being
from $2.2i to $1 75 and $5 a ton. In all,
upou the basis of an operator's finuiing,
the total loss as a result of tho miners'
slriko for fifty days, will not fall short
What will the miners gain by the
strike? Nothing but a temporary in
crease In wngos for about 70,000 of
them. The fact that tlio Columbus
agreement does not include nil the op
erators of the country, but only a per
centage of them, argues against a per
manent ndvautnge. In almost every
district there are some operators who
say they will never sign that scale. It
is predicted that iu six months from
now the condition of the coal mining
Industry will bo nbont as bad as it
ever was, and tho prediction seems to
bassd on pretty fair grouude.
PREFERRED TO GO TO JftlL.
James Gannon Would Not Sljrn a Deed
as Decreed by Com t.
James (iatinnn, who was committed
to the county jail Friday for contompt
of court, was brought beforo Judge
Edwards on Saturday nnd asked to
sign a deed in favor of .Mrs. Mary Iloil,
an directed by order of court.
Oannon refusod to sign. IJe main
tain -d that the property is his, not
withstanding that the court has decid
ed against him. Judge Edwards re
manded bim to tho custody of tho
shoriff and in the afternoon handed
down nn order directing that the sheriff
tako Oaiinou to the jail of this county
and that lie there be safely kept in
custody until ho shall executo nud do
liver the doed required by the decree
of the court. Gauuon is still in jail.
QUARTER SESSIONS COURT.
Ihara are Oue Hundred nnd Sixty-Three
Casea on the Llat.
This morning a two woek's torm of
quarter sessions court will begin. The
June term is always tho shortest of the
year and this term is no exception to
There are only l(i:i cases ou the list
but that will be a sufficient number to
koep the two courts uctively engaged
for two weeks. The grenter bulk of
the eaeoi to be tried are of minor im
FALL OF BABYLON.
The Great Treat That May Ba Expcoted
It is possible that the peoplo of this
oity have no idea as to the magnitude
and the grandeur of tho forthcoming
production of tha "Fall of Babylon,"
which will be given next weok at the
i rothinsham by the Snored Musio so
ciety and a cast of characters thut ean
hardly be surpassed.
1 he work gives in tlio most dramatic
manner the story of tho fall of that
great city, and tho thrilling doath of
the impious king Helshnzznr. The en
tire cast of 000 will bo elegantly oos
tuinod and tho scenery will be magnifi
Nover beforo hns such a grand work
been attempted iu this city, and our
peoplo may expect a magnificent treat.
MYSTERIOUS DEATH AT DUNMORE.
Coroner Will Investigate Sudden Demise
of Eugene O'Connor.
Dnnmore was thrown into excitoment
yesterday morning by a sudden doath,
which was investigated by Coronor
Knlly, who impunn- led a jury and will
conduct nn inquest on the case tomor
row night nt 8 o'clock.
Eugene O Connor, who had been em
ployed at liurko's tailor establishment.
und came to Dnnmore from Williams-
port, entered McCuo's hotel about 0
o'clock and ordirod breakfast. Ho bad
evidently been drinking, though not
henviiy. While eating the meal ho
suddenly fell from the chair n corpse,
Dr. JHurphy was called and immediate
ly notified Coroner Kelly.
Upou examining tho body a cut was
found over one eyo and on the upper
lip. It was learuod that O'Connor had
been ont nil night,
The coroner will today examine the
cuts on the man's face, und if necessary
win portorm an autopsy to learn the
cause of death. But little could be
learnod last night of the deceased's his
tory. WENT INSANtTwiTH FRIGHT.
One Consequence of Pay Day in Pitts
ton is a Shooting Affray of
Fnccial lo the Scrnnton IMBWM
Pittston, Pa., June 17. Payday
came yesterday with it the usual nuota
of fights and brawls. At Gl Swallow
street a free fight took place about 11
o'clock Saturday night among a lot of
Polanders. Clnbs, bottles, revolvers
and stones played a prominent part
with the result that two of the partici
pants nro badiy injured and a woman
almost insane from .'right.
Tho fight started over a game of
cards. As the game progressed the
players continued to slake their thirst
with bour poured from a tin pail un
til everyone of them was In figh ting
humor. The dealer of the cards was
accused of oheating and as a result
dealt his accuser a stinging blow ou
tho face. The fracas became geiioul
and for a few minutes bodlatu reigned
In the moloe one of the Poles re
ceived a bullet in the leg and is badly
wounded, Michael Sehwabsock re
ceived au ugly cut in the hoad from a
bottle fired by somo one to him un
known. Who did the shooting it is
not clearly known, but John Schweit
zer, oue of the combatants, is charged
with the crime. The wife of the pro
prietor, fearing somebody would get
killed, elao "took a haud" in the capac -ity
of pencomoker, Seeing Sehwabsock
blesdiuir profusely she became hysteri
cal nnd at this writing is reported dan
gerously ill. She is being attended by
Schweitzer, who is accused of doing
the shooting, has mado his escape and
cannot be found.
WAS A PERFECT DAY.
Y. W. O. A. ExcurslorjisiB Enjoyed the
Trip to Fntvuw.
The hundred! who went on the ex
cursion of tho Young Women's Christian
association to Purview Saturday con
gratulated themselves on their return
that tho day had been prfoct and that
no feature occurred to mar the enjoy
ment of tho occasion.
The party left at 8 30 o'clock from
the Vine Street station of the Delaware
aud Hudson and returned in the evon
ing soon ufter 7 o'clock.
ONE TRAGEDY OF THE TIMES.
Man Out of Work and Detpondent Tries
to Tako His Lif.i.
Fvfrinl to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Pittston, Pn.. June 17. Edward
Upawitz, single, residing in Exeter, nt
tempted to tuke his life by shooting
hunseif in tho abdomen with a revoler,
inflicting a fatal wound, lie was re
moved to tho hospital for treatment.
The cause assigned for the deed is
that he was Buffering from despond
ency caused by being out of work.
AMONG THE POLITICIANS.
This evening n reception will b tend
ered Charles L. llawley, Prohibition
candidate for governor, nt the rooniH of
tho Prohibition league, CIS Green Ridge
Tho Democrats of the Fourth Legislative
district will hold n convention at Jormyn
on Tuesday, June so, to nominate a candi
date for tho legislature. The candidates
for the nomination are: M. T. Burke, of
Carbondale; James J. Feeley, Miles Mc
Andre and 1'. J. White, of Archbald, and
J. i. Cnuimiugs, of Dickson.
Twenty-five members of tho Democratic
county committee mot in this city Satur
day and elected tho following dolegntos to
represent the Democrats of this comity at
the stnto convention to bo held in Hnrris
burg on JMe -7: First district, P. J.
Uoldon, M. Hi Griffins Second district,
Charles Hobinsou, Ueorgo S. Horn. John
J. Fahoy; Third district, James O. Dniley,
Waverlyj Fourth distrlot, Thomas J. Dug
gun, Dnnmore; John ED. Kelly, Wintou;
Patrick Connor, Carbondale.
At its meeting Saturday tho Democratic
county committee pasod a resolution set
ting forth that tho services of the Demo
crats of this couuty in behalf or Democ
racy entitles it to recognition on tho state
ticket. Tho .resolution further recom
mends that the delegates to tho state cou
veuliou uso every honorablo means to se
cure tho nomination of Colonel V. J. Fitz
sinnnons for lieutenant governor. Tho
gallant service that Mr. Fitzsimmons has
rendered his party ontitles hitn to some
moro substantial recognition than tho
bootless honor of a nomination for lieuten
ant governor on tho Democratic ticket this
Washington. June 17. Foreran!
for Monday: ForEaiUrn I'cnn-
lylvania, thunder showers,
cooler in the afternoon, south
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