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8CBANTON, PA.. TUESDAY MOHNlNf. JUNE 19, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPT.
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE GIRCULAT
ONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Tells Why He Wants Bituminous Coal Put on
the Free List
SENATOR PEFFER'S BIG SCHEME
He Would Have the Government Own
the Coal Mines and Supply Its Citi
zens with Free Fuel The Senator
from New York Injects a Personal
Explanation Into the Debate Anti
Options in the House.
Washington-, Jam 18.
THE senate maae good nrofrress to
day with the tariff bill. The
only iraporUut cheek to rapid
progress was caused hy the
amendment of tbe finance committee
to place bituminous coal on tlio dnti
flhk. list at 40 cents a ton. Mr. Hill,
(New York), made hll expected tight
on that and moved to strike out the
paragrauh and to place bituminous
coal on the free list. He said that he
presumed, from what had taken place
the list two weeks, that his motion
would be defeated by a enbntsntially
unanimous Republican vote and by the
Totes of thonH Democrats who ieetul
to be voting against that class of
The countiy expected, ho said, that a
Democratic congress, in framing a
tariff reform bill, would put bitumi
nous coal ou the free list. That was
required substantially by the Chicago
Democratic platform. Every Demo
cratic orator in the land, who had
spoken on the sntject, had di iuanded
free coal. If there was one thing more
than another to wbieh the Democratic
pnity stood solemnly pledged, it was to
place raw material on the free lint.
WOULD OIVE COAL AWAY.
Mr. Fftvr (Kau.) supported Mr.
Hill's motion and then went on to dis
cuss the coal mining strikes and to
nrgue that the government should take
possession of all the coal mines in the
country and lv.t the coal be given to
the people freely. That w is one. way
to settle it.
Mr. Hill took exception to some re
marks of Mr. Vest about his (Mr.
Hill's) intention to vote against the
bill because of his opposition to the
income tax. Mr. Hill said, iu an
I am opposed to cortain features of this
bill. I am opposed, earnestly nnd con
scientiously opposed, to that socialistic
and Populistic principle which ha- been
engrafted ou this bill, the income tax. Bat
while 1 have opposed that portion of the
bill, no senator around tin- circle has a
right to SHy that he understands that I am
opposed to the whole bill. I know not
how many concessions aro yet to be ex
torted from the finance committee. I know
not how many other Democratic principles
have to be yielded at the dictatiun of some
one (no one knows who.) Therefore I re
serve any expression of my view on this
bill until I see what the bill is when it is
presented to ma as a fidelity.
hill's amendments lost.
When a vote was taken on Mr. Hill's
motion it was defeated by 51 to 7. The
senate amendment was then azreed to
without a division, so that bituminous
coal and shale shall pay a duty of 40
cents a ton, ami coal, slack or culm, 15
cents. Mr. Hill moved to strike out tbe
next paragraph of the committee
amendment, "coke, 15 por cent, ad
valorem." The motion was defeated
yeas, 4; nay, 46. That disposed of the
An interesting and instructive de
bate marked the first day's considera
tion of the Hatch Anti-Option bill in
the house. Mr. Hatch and Mr. Bryan
advocated the passage of the bill on the
ground, with others, that gambling
transactions in food products affected
injuriously the prieea of those product",
and Mr. Warner opposed it for various
rausons, oue of which was that the bill
would not put a stop to gambling, but
destroy or harass legitimate truffle.
In the earlier part of the session,
bills were pasted authorizing railroad
companies to issue interchangeable five
thousand mile mileage tickets with priv
ileges of excess baggage (requested by
tl: national association of cutnmercial
travellers), and granting right of way
to the East Nebraska and Gulf Rail
road company through the Winnebago
reservation in Nebraska.
DECREASED DEFICIENCY BILLS.
Saving- of Five and One-Half Millions
Hri Bean Effected.
Washington, June 18 The whole
amount appropriated by the general
deficiency bill this year is $4,890,593.
Sis other deficiency bill aggregating
5,617,C41, have been passed at this
session of congress, making the total
deficiency appropriations for the first
aeasion of tha Fifty-third congress $10,
508.235. 'rheso appropriations are about five
'alf millions dollars less than
tfrosu lOr tho corresponding session of
the last congress, which were $15,005,
192. HOW SENATORS GET EVEN.
Two Newepapsr Correspondent Notified
That They Mint Stand Trial.
Washington, June 18. Messrs.
Bohriver and Edwards, the newspaper
men who were witnesses before tho
senate Investigating committee, hnve
been Informed that they will be re
quired to appear in tho criminal court
ou Wednesday to give bail under the
indictments against them which will
be made public on that day.
It it understood that the indictments
against E. 11. Chapman, of Now York,
will be brought into court at the same
NEW MEN QUIT WORK.
IroliorUd Aliens Dlnpleaeed with the
Outlook at Frlok's Work.
Hcoitimlk, Pa,, Juno 18 Twenty
five of tho newly imported men quit
work at Flick's Standard Coke works
today and left for their homes. A car
load of Italians arrived at Trotter yes-
terday. but refused to go to work and
were driven away by the deputies.
The 1'ainter plant of tho McUlure
company is almost idle today, due to
the fact that droves of men are leaving
Gu Z mmermao, the Now York Crack
Shot, Wine Laurels.
New Yoitic, June IS In the groat
International nhoot at SXayence, Ger
many, Gns Zimmerman, champion
shaip shooter of the Now York Inde
pendent Scuetcen, carried away the
first prize at the opening of the tourn
ament on Sunday. Private cable dis
patches received today give the result
of Sunday's and today's shoot.
Four thousand nwrksmon from all
over tho world nro taking part in tho
shoot, which will last all this week.
Zimmerman did some remarkakle
shootiug on Sunday. He won tho fust
prize of the ten cups offerwl on tho
quick "Miring targets .it six hundred
feet. Ho beat all his opponents, win
ning tho match in eightoen minutes.
In tbe field and stand target shooting
today ring tareets, 200 yard, Zimmer
man carried away tlio first medal on
the field target, and a gold wntcli on
the stand target.
SENATORS PROFESS IGNORANCE.
They All Scorn to Know Very Little
About the Wilson Bill's Sugar
Washington, June 18 The examin
ation of senators was continued by the
sugar trust investigation committee
and several of the eleven remaining
senators who did not appear Saturday
gave their evidence. Senator Cameron
was tho first witness, and he answered
all the drag-net questions about specu
lating in ingar stock in tho negative.
Senator Cameron was examined witli
reference to tho meeting in his room
between Senator Jones and Mr, H. O.
Senator Morgan was anothor im
portant witness, and his testimony ox
tendod outside the set questions to the
conference he had with other senator
in the interastof re arraningthosugar
schedule of tbe the tariff bill, other
senators who tt stifled wore Messrs.
Irhy and Washburn.
Correspondent H iwlnod, of tho Now
York Press, was also questioned with
reference to the information ho thought
he possessed implicating Senator Ran
som in sugar specuUtioD, which was
so thoroughly disproved by the
statement of General Ransom Satur
day, when he showed that his son,
George Riinsotu, and his messenger.
Captain Barnes, had plaoed small bets
ou sugar in backet shops. Mr. Hol
land confirmed Senator Ransom's
atatemont, and sail) ha had no evidor.ee
to the contrary.
Senator Gorman said "No" to nil tho
questions. He was asked about the in
terview ho hud with representatives of
the refining companies and other sena
tors, and replied that their interviews
were finch as honorable men might
hold in an honest endeavor to arrange
a tariff bill upon which the party would
uuito. When asked about campaign
distributions, Mr. Gorman said that
while he was a member of the national
committee he never hoard anything
about contributions from tho sugar
trust or any one representing them.
WHEEL RECORDS SMASHED.
John 5. J hanoa, of Syracuse, Rides a
Mill la 2 03 3 5.
Wai.tiiam, Mans, June 13 A tre
mendous smashing of records was wit
nessed by 5,000 people this afternoon
cn the now Waltham cement cycle
track at tho raco meeting of the Wal
tham Cvcle club. Arthur W. Porter,
of the Waltham, Cysle club, establish
ed a series of records, paced
against time with a (lying start that
promises to long stand unbeaten. He
did the quarter in .80 2 5, the half In
1.01 3-5, the mile in 3 06,
John S. Johnson, of Syracuse, rode
a mile for class B, making the quar
ter in 38 1-5. the half in 1 01. third
quarter in 1.35,and the milo iu 2 03 3-5.
These miles by 1'orter and Johnson are
the fastest ovr ridden in the world
in publie, "11 tho fastest records hav
ing been made in private trials.
Berlo and Rich, professionals, beat
tho world's record for a half milo on a
tandem by one second, doing it in 57
HOWARD MUTCHLER WINS.
He Haa Nfi Difficulty in Carrying Old
Eakton. June 18. At Northampton
county Democratic convention today
Congressman Howard Mntchler, of
Eastou, was ehosen as Northampton's
nomineo for congress to represent tho
He had 152 delegptes; his opponent,
ex-Senator Hess, of Hellertown, hav
ing but 53. E H. Daubach, of North
hsmton, was nominated state senator.
MISCELLANEOUS WIRE TICKS.
Funernl services over tho remains of
Colonel Thomas M. liayua wore held nt
During the week ended May 21, it is
estimated there were about 5U0 now cases
nnd nbnut 400 deaths from yellow fovor at
Some Italians nt Dubois, Pa., fired on n
train that was taking a crew to load cin
ders nt Waton mine, but no oue was
struck by tho bullets,
Judge Bell, in the Ulair county court,
directed tho grand jury to indict all the
participants 10 tlio riots with tho Italiau
laborers at Altoona last March.
Tho stnro of McCadden Brothers, dealers
in toys, notions ami Dreworkl, at No. 1018
.North Secona streot, I'mlailolpbui, was
damaged by lire to tlio extent or 118,000.
Vice President Htovonson has been di
rented to certify the witnesses, President
llavoinoyor nail Irea-mror snarlo, of tho
sugar trust, to tho grand jury.
Tho gonernl deficiency bill as reported to
tno unuse contains a provision apprupria
tine $5,(100 each or ono year's oonsrse-
slonnl salary to tho widows of deceased
Chairman Strannhan, of the Democratic
Htate committee, has called n meeting of
tne state executive committee at bead
quarters Tuesday morning, Jiinp 90, to
select tho temporary ofllccrs of the con-
vontlou tlio following day.
The Situation In the Bituminous
Shows Renewed Activity.
THE MEN ARE RETURNING TO WORK
Central Pennsylvania Operators, Who
Are Not Bound by the Columbus
Agreement, Are Inclined to Bo
Rigid; but Elsewhero tho Terms
of Compromise Are Gradually Bn
inp; Acccptcdnntl Acliviticr.Renewed.
Gleanings Throughout tlio Affected
Uxiontown, Pa., June 18.
RvEPORTS from all parts of tho
J) coko regions today indicate that.
rjl the strikers are losing ground
LI LI rapidly and that a general break
up is not fat distant. Too Frick com
pany reports more men at work than
at any tunc during the strike, many of
the men going to work today being tho
old employes. Several car loads of
ni w man were brought into tho region
yesterday and this morning, and are at
The Cambria Iron oorapnnv has
posteil notices instructing tne men at
tho Miilioning plant of Hint company to
rport 'or duty next Wednesday morn
ing, or if not to vacate the bouses of the
company at once. Tne company in
tends starting this plant wit ii the old or
new men. Forty-seven eviction writs
were Issued today for families living at
tho Davidson plant.
All indications point to the fact th t
there Is much trouble among tbe di.--trict
officers of tiio strikers and may ro
Rnltin a complete division atid dlsinte
gration of the striken' organization.
ITcre I Ono Place In Illinois Whare
E'rtliern Are TJl7.
PAHA. June IS Tne sirike is not
settled here yet. Out of 800 men em
ployed i'i tho fonr mines n little less
than 300 men nro at work. The deputy
sheriff's force has boon almost with
drawn and nviny strange minors aro In
the city. About -00 strikers were en
camped at Popes hill, northwest, yon
torday,and about ISO more joined them
during tho night. New recruits are ar
riving there and the eitiz ins nro again
Bituminous Operators of Central Pnnn
s7lvinii to Stand Vlrm.
PHILADELPHIA, Juno 18. The bitu
minous coal operators of Central Penn
sylvania held u mooting today in this
city. Tho committee of seven, ap
pointed to confer with the striking
miners, reported tho fruitless result ot
tho conference held nt Altootia last
week, end thoir notion on tliat occasion
was approved by th mooting. The op
erators thn unanimously decided to
maintain tho attitude which they havj
preserved from the very first.
FHOM THE STRIKE.
Reports from Ohio mining renters show
that tho resumption of work has been gen
eral. Over '3,000 people ynstorday found work
in the various mines in tho vicinity of liel
The niinos nt ZaloVSrS on the Zanosvilln
and lhk) river resumed operations with a
The defeat of President Adams, of tho
Ohio miners, in his attempt to carry tho
miuers against tho terms of settlement, is
Nearly all of the many mills nnd facto
ries in the vicinity of l'ittt burg that have
been closed by tho fuel famine are prepar
ing to resume at onco.
At the miners' mass meeting held Mon
day at Cambridge, O., a decision wns
reached, after several ballots to return to
work. Kvery dissenting vote came from
Tho situation in tho river district is still
complicated. It is not known when the
river piis will resume. It is possible that
lerious complication! may yet arise in tho
The Cnlnu. bus agreement for a general
resumption of mining did not apply to tho
central Pennsylvania region,for the reason
that these operators were not represented
at the meeting in Columbus.
Many of 1 he minors at Shawnee, O., re
sumed work and others aro preparing to
startup. This is also tho case along the
Bhawnee branch of the Columbus, Bnaw
lue and Hocking. Tho Congo mine will
start up tomorrow.
Tho 600 Saliuevillo, O., miners refuse to
go to work except at tho differential of 10
cents per ton demanded by the minors of
Columbiana county, who made a soala (Sat
urday of "0 cents. Tbe operators will
probably accept t bat rnto.
By Thursday It is expected that a ma
joiity of the mines in tho Pittsburg dis
trict will be in operation, Tho miners and
operators have not altogether dellnitely
settled Concerning the itoad work scalo
nnd the price to be paid for laborers.
Tho operators along the Cincinnati and
Muskingum Valley railroads held a meet
ing In Zsneovilte, O., and refused to secede
to the demands ot tho miners for it differ
ential of 10 cents above tho Hocking Val
ley scale, but offered to pay live cents
above their scnlo.
W ork wns resumed Inadvertently at all
tho Ironwood. Mien, mines, except tho
East Morris where 140 men nro out. The
strike will probably become general Iu a
fow days ami -.00'J in Ironwood ulone will
be affected, The union demands 13.00 per
day for nil men employed underground
and 11.05 per day for surface laborers!
They aro now receiving from HO cents to
l ito per day.
Thero does not seem to ho any prospect
for an early settlement Of the miners'
strlltn in tho virinity of Danville.Ill. The
Springfield scalo for Danville is liO cents,
wu.ich the operators say they oauuot and
will not pay. They have for years had n 10
percent, differential from Indiana, which
menus r0 cents for Danville. This tho mi
nors say tiiey win never accept. Before
the atriko tho scale Was OS cents.
COMPROMISE RATE ADOPTED.
Huntingdon anil Uroad Top Wage Dlf
frcncB Virtually Battled.
Hi'N'TiNftnoN, Pa., Jnne 18 At n
meeting of tho operators of tho Hun
tingdon, n I Broad Ton district hold
hero to-iay an sgrtetntBt was rsaohed
to pay ih-ir minors the compromise
rate of 40 o3nts per net ton for laming
This includes nil the mines in the re
gion, except those of the Crescent Coal
Mining company, which rofusad to ac
cedo to the terms and holds out for 40
cents per gross ton. Resumption in
tho Broad Top district will take offset
to morrow morning.
BOY PELT PROM A RAFT.
First Local Drowning Aecldant of the
Summer Excursion Season.
tSvettal to the Scrnntnn Trlbiins.
Olyphant, June IB. A sad drown
ing accident occurred nuar this place
Sunday afternoon in which Charles
Qivens, n lad about 17 years of age,
met his death. Young ciivons, nccora
panied by several other small boys,
went to Bird's Hye dam, u small body
of water situated abont two miles east
of this place, and went iu bathing.
Tho unfortunate boy, in some unac
countable manner, foil from a raft and
sank into the deep water and did not
come to the surface again alive. The
boys gave the alarm and after nevoral
hours' work with grappling irons
raised the body to the surfaue, which
was taken to the horns of his fathor on
Coroner Klly was notified and nr
rived iu town last evening. He held
an inquest over the remains and a ver
dict of accidental drowning was rendered.
THE CLEARFIELO TICKET.
Returns from Many Precinots Point to
CutARFlBLD, Pa., June IS. Returns
fronf all tho sixty-seven precincts in
tho county insure the success of tho
following candidates iu the convention
Por congress, Jacob Trnby, seven
conferrces; George N. Hrlsbin.five con
ferrees; state senate, Matt Savage; as
sembly, John K. (iormnn and Jumes
Their Suit Against the Order of
Railway Conductors Goes to
Them by Default.
BUFFALO, N. Y., June 18. This
in irning in tho uonnty clerk's office
judgment In default was entered in
suite bronglit by forty seven Lehigh
Valley conductors who went out on
striko last November against the Or
der of Railway Conductors, The ag
grogato amount involved is $11,750
Tho men allege that they were prom
ised n strike allowance until tbey
found work but Grand Conductor
Clark denied this and repudiated their
claims, hence the action to recover.
The summons and complaint in the
forty-seven cases were served on Grand
Conductor Ularic thrse weeks ago and
this morning the twenty days allowed
for answering elapsed without a re
ply from tho order, whereupon judg
ment in default was entered. The
order, however, has retained counsel to
fight the case, and it is likely that
prior to thc issue of executions tho da
fault fens will bo paid and the case re
opeaod. Tho signing of the judgments
will iu all probability lead the grand
officers to fulfill their threat to annul
the charter of P.uffalo lodge.
Nominated at the Twnty-alxth Sena
torial Oonft-rxnce at Mnatross.
57rrml ffl ri? SjgrflStoa 7VMtin.
MONTROSB, June 18. The Twenty,
sixth Senatorial district Republican
conference met at the Tarboll House
today. There were present: Susque
hannaoonferrees W. J. linker, Arthur
Coddington, Ward Usual, A. C. H.r
rntt; Wayne con ferroes W. W. Wood,
.losfp'i lioyd, Henry Hill and N. E.
A. C n-irrett was chowi clvtirmin.
and N. K. Hanse, secretary. Hon. E.
B. Hardenbnrg, of Honoedale, was
nominated for stato senator. Mr. Har
denbnrg was n member of the lowor
house of 1888 and 18f7. After being
nominated he was brought before tho
conforeuro and made a short spoach in
which he outlined his policy in tbe
event of election.
Brief addresses were also made by
Judge W. H. JsSBUp, District Attorney
Ainey, Hon. D. C. Titman, E. C. Ford
ham, W. W. Wood and L. W. Moore.
Tho next c inference will be hold at
VO0L MERCHANT ASSIGNS.
Thi Stony ITeartednees of Oredltora
'' - ..( This Action,
Philadelphia, Juno 18 Judgments
-lirirr.VMr.imr -41117.100 Word otllararl ti.
n --" --'" tw
dsv against George W. ration, trading
as U. vv. J'atlon ffi UO., WOOI merchants,
The i niltffnanta w.-r.- entered hv a nntn.
her of banks and bankers to protect
Mr. Pntton stated that he had lost
heavily lately through the failure of
several houses that owed him money
and that some of his creditors wero
pushing him for their accounts, and
that he confessed judgment to protect
the banks which have bnen lauding
him financial support.
HOLDING OUT FOR LAST YEAR'S PRIC
La Sallo Miners Say They Intend to Re
main on Strike.
La SALLB, Ills., Jnne 18. No
migers of this city have resumned
work and the leaders say they intend
to stay out unless last year's prices are
paid. The mine owners say they ean
not pay theso prices necause the scalo
in Oiiio nnd Pennsylvania is propor
Last night obstructions were placed
on the Illinois Central railroad track
north of this city, and the wreck of a
pnsseugor train was only averted by
the prompt action of the engineer.
WAGES CUT NEARLV.ONE-HALF.
Very Sweeping Boduotlon Is Ordered In
Amalgamated Ken's Pay.
riTTsm ttd, Juno 18 Three hundred
Btsel workers, members of the Amalga
mated association, employed in the
.lones (V; Loughlin'a American Iron
works, have been notified of a wage re
duction amounting to 45 per cent., to
take effect July L
The men have protestod against tbe
reduction nnd a strike may result.
QUEER CASE OF
Her Record of Horrible Crimes Is Like i
SHE IS A VERITABLE MONSTER.
All Day Occupied at Monticello in Se
lecting a Jury Some of the Re
markable Crimes That Overflow the
Measure of This Woman's Mon
strous Mania for Human Blood In
cidents in the Career of a Human
Monticello, N. Y., Jnne 18.
THE trial of Mrs. Lizzie Halliday,
tho Sullivan county murderess,
was begun here today bofore n
special term of the eourt of oyer
and terminer, Judge Edwards presid
ing. The peculiarity of the case
has tendered to draw a large num
ber of poople from other places
to witnoss the trial. The no
tions of her counsel, (ieorge H. Cur
ponter, of Liberty, evinuos a design to
rest the ease on a plea of insanity.
Tho district nttorney, however, be
lieves that he has evidence which will
controvert any such ploa, and provo
this a case of murderous perversity
equal to that of Heliue Jegudo. The
wholo day was occupied in drawing
the jury, and it is not thought that tho
trial will be completed before the end
of the week.
Mrs. Halliday seems to use the lan
guage of the sheriff, as "crazy as a
bedbug," She is very taciturn, refus
ing absolutely to say anything to any
oue. THE STORY OF HER CRIME.
Mrs. Hallihay. born McNally, is 30 years
old. When 10 alio married Charles Hop
kins. Two years later ho died. Sho then
married Artomas Brower who died within
a year. Her next venture wan Hiram
Parkinson, who deserted her within a
yoiu. She thou married (Paskinson boing
still alive) George Smith, a veteran and a
comrade of lw second husband, Brower.
in a few months she triod to kill Smith oy
giving him a cup of poisoned toa. Failing
in her dosign sho fled to Bellows Falls, Vt.
taking with her evory portable article iu
the house. Hero she fell in with nnd mar
ried Charles Playstell, the only one of her
husbands who could be called young,
They lived together about two weeks.
After burning a store In Philadelphia,
for which she sorvod two years in the pen
itentiary, Mrs. Halliday married Paul Hal
liday, at Burlington. N. Y. She soon
eloped with a neighbor, stenllng a team of
horses in order to accelerate their flight.
In Nowburg her companion deserted her
and she was arrosted. Her counsol entered
a plea of insanity, and she was sent to an
asylum. Shortly nftor her roturu from tho
asylum tho Halliday house was burued,
nnd an idiotic son of Halliday's perisliod!
Mrs. Halliday is supposed to have caused
tho Ilro. In August, IMS, Paul Halliday
disappeared. The woman eaid he had
gone away; but the neighbors one day
when she was away from home, made a
search of the premise. Thoy did not find
1 lulliday ; hut In tho barn, covered up with
hay, wero tho bodies of two women, which
were nf terwards found to bo those of Mar
garet aud Sarah Mcquillan, the wife and
daughter of Thomas McQuillan, of Now
burg. After the discovery of those bodies Mrs.
Halliday suddenly developed evidences of
insanity. A fow daye afters tho body of
Paul Halliday was diicovored under the
floor of tho house. Mrs Halliday was
placed in tho county jail, and since her in
carceration has boon a sourco of constant
annoyance to her keepers. For a long
time after arrival sho refused to eat, and
It became necessary for tho jail physician
SO force liquid through her nostrils. In
Novombor she tried to strangle theshoriU'o
wife, A few days later she tried to sot
lire to hor bod clothes. In Decomber alio
tried to hang hersolf with tho blading torn
from the bottom of her dress. On Decem
ber 15 sho enmo near finishing herself by
gashing hor throat nud arms in a terrible
manner with glass broken from her cell
wludow. For tho hist three months it has
boon necessary to keep her chained to the
TRACKS ON LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
Traction Company Appeala for Permit
to Iltcio Repairing.
That tho Scranton Traction company
will soon ('eminence work improving
its tracks on Lackawanna avenue is
evidenced by an application made to
the street commissioner for a permit
from Wyoming avanne to the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western "Y"
west of Franklin avenue.
City Engineer Phillips has made an
approximate estimate showing that
2,428 yards of pavement at $2 65, a
total of $C,4:)5 will be Involved in the
operations. The traction company
will deposit a certified check for tbis
amount as a bond that they will leave
the street in good repair.
Hetween Adams and Wyoming ave
nues, except the South Side switch, the
track is now in good repair. The con
templated work will be started as soon
as material can be obtained.
For the past few days workmen
have been engaged repairing the
Suburban lino on Washington, about
which there has been much complaint.
REVISED INSURANCE CHARGES.
The Bates on Building Deoreaied While
That on Stooka Ii Inoreaaad.
The Pottsville Chroniole of yester
day says: John D. Fuller, of Scran
ton, who has been in town for the past
six weeks revising and rerating the
town and county for the Underwriters'
assosiation for tho middle department,
eonclnded his labors today and left tbis
afternoon for Warren oounty, where
he will continne In the same line of
work, Mr. Fuller wtnt over the field
carefully with a view to equalizing the
rates and making them eousistent.
The town bad not been rated for ten
years before and naturally many in
The freedom of Pottssllle from large
fire losses, dne largely to the efficiency
of our tiro department, has had the
effect of deorensing the rate of insur
ance on buildings. But there is
another condition which acts as an off
set to tho decrease in rates on buildings.
The introduction of steam lire engines,
while it saves many of the buildings
HWb great loss by fire, usually oauses
great dsmage to the burning buildings
from water. For tbis reason the rates
on stocks have been slightly increased,
making the revised rates about the
same as the old ones. The "Judge"
made many warm friends during his
stay in onr town, and his parting re
mark was that he hoped ho would find
as agreeable a let of people in his new
field as be bad found in Pottsville.
WANT OLEO PROHIBITED.
Mambera of the State Orange Yet Da-
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?! An IO lni r Id i t-,. aim tnitfosi ham ifl.
n - ft w luftiuiuki v j vutuiui l eov tr ae-
sued an address to the patrons of hus-
Danury on tne question or the repeal or
tbe act of 1835 restricting the sale and
manufacture of oleomargarine.
The committee shows the deleter
ious natnre of the compound and de
mands an appropriation by the legls-
mure to snrorce ino present law.
GRIEF ENOS IN MURDER.
Forshay Broode Over his Wlfa'a Death
New York, June 18. James Francis
Forshay, aged 41 years, a oandymakor,
this afternoon shot and killed his son
Walter, aged 12 years and then shot
and killed himself at their home, No.
'H Vandam street.
Continued brooding over the loss of
his wife, who died suddenly a little
over a year ago, is the only cause as
signed for the tragedy.
BADLY FRIGHTENED PASSENGERS.
Some of the Worst Scared of Them
Were Those Who Looked
Glasgow, Jnne 18. J. D. R Ram
sey, of Madison, Wis., who was a pas
senger ou the Ethiopia when she came
into collision with an iceberg on June
0, says that the shock frightened the
passengers greatly, evory body rushing
to the decks. "We all thought tho ves
sel was sinking'said Mr. Ratascy, "as
when she backed away from the ice
berg her bow dropped and her stern
rose. The passengers fnade a rush for
the boats and the order was issned to
clear them away ready for use. No
body, however, entered tbe boats. Half
an hour afterwards the captain called
the passengers into tbe cabin and as
sured us that we were not in any im
Other passengers from the Ethiopia
say that the steamship's engines were
reversed just before she struck. Had
she still been going full steam ahead,
they think, she could not have with
stood the blow but would have
gone under almost Immediately.
When the pussongers had re
covered from the shock and had
scrambled to their feet, they made
scenes of panic and confusion.
Mothers and children were clasped in
one another's arms. All the women and
some men wept, and many ran about on
deck as if mad, A giant Englishman,
of exceptionally distinguished appear
ance, earned tbe reputation of the worse
frightened man ou board. His abject
terror was so evident that he did more
to aggravate the panlo than all the
rest of the passengers.
The first feelings of alarm was
quieted by the captain's announcement
after an examination of the ship, that
there was no danger of foundering. In
the evening a thanksgiving service was
held in the cabin.
CHARGE MADE AGAINST SPRINGER.
It Is Bald That Ho Uad a Clark Alter
The Laeoe and Sniffer Coal company
and the Ureonwood Coal company,
yesterday obtained a preliminary in
junction against County Commis
sioners S. W. Roberts, Oilss Roberts,
and John Uemath and County Treas
urer D. W. Powell. The injunction is
for the purpose of restraining the
county treasurer from selling certain
coal lands for taxes and to compel tbe
county commissioners to strike off
what is clnimed to bo an illegal assess
ment against tbe land.
In their bill of complaint it is alleged
that the Loco and bluffer Coal com
pany is the owner of 12 acres nnd six
perches of the "Black Hall William
Ball" tract and 118 acres of tbe Wil
liam Wright tract all in Lackawanna
township and have leased the ooal to
the Greenwood Coal company, limited,
under an agreement which providos
that the taxes shall be jointly assessed
in the names of both parties and paid
one-half by each company.
William Springer, it is claim .1,
caused a elerk in the connty commis
sioners' office to change the entry on
the assessment book so that a portion
of it was assessed to him for the year
1893. He did not pay tho taxes and
the land was advertised to be sold in
Tbe complaints maintain that it was
illegal to assess any of the land to
Springer, and that the taxes on the
whole tract was paid by them. For
these reasons they ssk that the assess
ment be stricken off and the treasurer
prevented from selling the land. The
preliminary injunction granted is made
returnable Thursday, June 21.
NO CHOLERA AT HAMBURG.
Shore Has Not Even Been One Sueplo
loue Oaae of Siokaeaa.
11 m i i ioi, June 18 An official dec
laration has been made by the authori
ties that thero has not been a single
case of cholera in tbe city this year,
nor has there been eveu a suspicious
case of sickness.
All reports to ths contrary are ma
IRON STRIKE A FAILURE.
Only Oue of Qoreblo Rantre Pi ante Com
pelled to Shut Down,
Ironwood, Mich., Jnne 18. Today's
threatened strike of the Gogebio range
iron miners was a failurs, only a few
hundred men at East Norrie going out,
Only one mine bad to suspend.
siu . Washington. June IS. Fortcait
IWSSI I m . ' r,- e.-i ri
jui l Hr.fuuf. roi r riMO n i cull-
suf I'lnia, probably thunder
showers ill the afternoon, slightly
cooler in the evening, wind becoming
We still find our trade in House
keeping Linens very active, and
we submit a few things for your
consideration. "We will not tell
you they aro worth 40 or 50 por
cent, more than we ask, but leave
their value to "YOUR JUDG
MENT" after an examination.
GOODS ARE STRICTLY
14 ineh Cream Damask 2.ro
50-inch Cresm Damask..... .31 to 87o.
00-Inch Cream Damask 119 to 45o
04 and GO in. Cream Damask. 4H to fiSo
72-inch, extra value 09 to 5o
M-inch Bleached Damask 45o.
58 and 00-inoh Bleaehed Damask. .50o.
04-inch Bleached Damask 59s,
00 inch Bleached Damask 09e.
72-lnch Bleaehed Damask, 83c. to $2 50
In BLEACHED GOODS we keep a
line of John 8. Brown's, of Belfast,
Bleached Damask at 45c.
THREE GREAT SPECIALS IN
At $1.65, $1.75 and $1.95
Those who have used these three
numbers know their value.
We are closing out a lot of Hand
At Greatly Reduced Prices
Wholesale and Retail ,
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
In Rasset Shoes.
LEWIS, REILLY" & DAVES
114 Wyoming Avo.
WHOLESALE AND RETAII
Suitable for Wedding and
Finest line of Silver Belt
Buckles, Veil Clasps and
Other Novelties in the
CWWatoh for OPENING DAY AN
NOUNCEMENT. A Souvenir Pros
ent given FREE to every lady caller,
f you buy or not.
408 Spruce Street,
I. J. 1IM