The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 31, 1894, Image 1

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PUBLICITY in journals that
are on the up
ward jump.
MEN Don't tia tip with
down- at- the - heel
Tariff Coni'crrecs Still at
Among Themselves.
The Senate and House Conferees Are
Unable to Agree Upon Various
Items of the Tariff Bill and Each
Faction Proposes to Stand by Its
Colors Deadlock Liable to Last
Until Next March Republicans Are
Ready to Vote at Any Time.
Washington. D. C. Jnlv 00.
IFIEN ttio tar.ff conferee met to
day nt 1 o'clock Senator Harris
called tln ni to order and in 11
brief speech referred to th
condition of Mr. Voorhees, chairman of
the senate finance committee, who, ho
said, whs a very sick man and wus
worse today than he ban been at auy
time since he became ill. There was
that in the tone of Mr. Harris' brief
reference that led the committee to
think that Mr. Voorhees was much
worso than even Mr. Harris enrud to
After referring to Mr. Voorhees'
condition, Mr. Harris, as temporary
chairman of the conference, speaking
for the majority, said thoy had been
unable to agre and that there was
necessarily nothing for th conference
to do but adjourn, which was don,sub
ject to the call of the chairman. Noth
ing was laid that would indicate to the
Republicans What the Democrats had
been (lisr "jug, or how they considered
theaitr 1
Whei. '.Harris made tho state
ment that j Democrats had been tin-
at'lo lo agree a;'d tuat they would con
sider t;ie question further before they
nL'.T.n called the conferees together.
Mr. Allison, ppeuking for the Ktpubli
cans aid that bo hopad the Democrats
would git together and attreo upon
something as soon as possible as the
country was anxiously awaiting fitiul
action and that such action should be
nnpcnucANs ready to vote.
After tiie conference adjourned Mr.
Aldrich said that tlie bill passed the
st-nnte on the third of .Inly almost one
mouth ago, uud that since that time the
ltepublicans had not contributed to
any of the delay. They were, he said,
ready to vote on the conference report
and end the matter as they believed the
country was entitled to action, lie
publicans, he added, had not engaged
in the recent debato in the senate, nor
bad it been their fault that the senate
conferees hud been unable to come to
gether and submit some sort of a re
port to the seuate, Every day of delay
that went by, said Mr. Aldrich, was
chargeable against tho party in power.
It is apparent, even to the casual ob
server, tnat the house Democrats huvo
determined not to accrpt the senate
bill without some concession?. Time
of the four house conferees, Messrs.
Wilson, Montgomery aud Turner, are
willing to remain iu session until the
f mrth of next March, rathor than sur
render to the senate, Mr. McMillan,
of Tennessee, the remaining member of
the house committee, is more liberal and
is willing to meet the seuate conferees
in n more conciliatory spirit. Tho house
conferees know, however, that their
position has th-3 indorsement of the
president and Speaker Crisp as well as
that of a majority of the leading num
bers of the party upon the floor, and
this is a great encouragement to them.
Last week there was considerable talk
of a recession on the part of the hone,
and the acceptance of the senate bill
us being letter than no bill. These
sentiments were expressed again in the
house today, but not to the same ex
tent as formerly, while it was signifi
cant that those who insist upon tho
hous9 bill wore more dotermiued in
their position than ever.
.Notwithstanding the deadlock in
conference, the belief was general to
day among the house Democrats that a
bill will yet be agreed upon. Tho house
Democrats insist that the senate con
ferees will yield on some of the points
in dispute although the senate conferees
maintain that tbeir bill ranst remain
oneuanfren, aim mat u amended in
nny total particular, it cannot
pass that body. Sonator Vilas, of
Wisconsin, who is one of the spoke
men of the administration on the lljor
of the senate, is quoted as advising a
nouse Democrat today to urge bis asso
ciates to stand firm and that the senate
would yet meet them at least half wav.
Other senators are said to have spoken
in a similar strain to tbeir bouse
friends, and It maybe that this en
couragement from the north end of the
lspitol bus not been withont its effect
on the house.
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, had numer
ous coherences this afternoon with
members of the house with respect to
me caucus wuion win he bold on
Tbnnday instead of Tueidar of this
ween. v mm vuo projection 18 fiercely
coinnauea ny a large number of Deni
ocrats, air. springer insists that the
caucus will be held, and tuat before
Thursday or this week the
call will bear the signatures
or tuty or sixty gentlemen.
He denies the report that any consider
able number of Democrats have with
drawn their names, an J says that all
but three of the original signatures re-
main. The call has not the endorse
ment of Speaker Crisp, or the Demo
cratic members of the committee on
rules, but appearances indieate at the
present time that a caucus will be held
on Thursday unless the conferees "get
together during the interim.
Girl flayed the Qbott Racket and Was
Shot by Her Lover.
Colcmdcs. Ind.. July 30. Dr. C.
Beck was visiting his sweetheart. Mis
Grace Cohoe, at Newbern lust night
when the took - it into her head to
frighten him by playing ghost Sh
left him on the ysranda, saying she
was going for a drink, She threw n
sheet over her and came npon him
suddenly from around the house.
Dr. Beck drew his revolver and
called on the figure to stop. lie called
three timet but the girl heeded him
not. Then the doctor shot twice. One
hull entered Miss Cohee't abdomen mid
another is lodged in her leg. She will
probably die.
Prominent Philadelphia Bruisers Fight
a Ten-Bound Craw.
Chester, Pa.. July 80. Ted Collins
and Myra Coons, of Philadelphia,
fought a ten-round draw on the out
skirts of this city this afternoon for
a purse of $150. It was one of
the gamcst battles seen in the vicinity
of the Quaker city for many years.
Coons weighed in at 135 pounds and
Collins ut 11S. Owen Zsiglor was be
hind Coons und "Jim" Mclleavy was
behind Collins. "Jeck" Morrissey was
referee aud about 200 spectators saw
the fight. Collins had his nose broken
and both eyes nearly closed, but ho
proved game to the end.
The; Wilt Be Considered by Common
The paving committee of eomnion
council will meet Thursday night to
consider the West Lackawuuna avenue
and Piuestreet paving ordinances.
They were referred to common coun
cil from tho select body July 20 and
July 12 re&pjctively.
Estimate of Sums That Will Have to
Be Paid to Settb Losses from
Debs' Strike.
Chicago, July 30. Notices were
served today by Samuel D. B. Foster,
attorney in fact for several railroads,
of damages claimed ngaiust tho city of
Chicago and the county of Cook for
loss of property during the American
Railway union strike. Tho notices
were served on the mayor, citv
lork, the corporation council, the
ciiy nttorney and on the pres
ident of the county board, the county
clerk and the county attorney. Tne
enregate damages claimed are
OtiO, This represents only about one-
euth of the actual damage claimed,
many roads having several d iva left in
which to hie th-ir claims. The roads
which filed claims todav with tho
mount of damages are as follows:
Lake Erie and Western, $10,000; Da-
truit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee,
if'2'20; Chicigo and Northwestern, $410;
Chicago .Refrigerating line, $1,1)00;
hew York Central and Hudson liiv
Railway company, $34"; Monon. $'3u'0;
Flint and Pierr Marquette, $75; Chi
cago and brie, S10U; Swift liefrigera-
or line, :j00; Armour Refrigerator
ne, SlOO; Central Car Trust com
pany of .New York. 51500; Chi
cago and Grand Trunk, 12,150; Grand
lrunk railroad i (jrand lrnnk
company of Canada, Sj.IM.j. liesides
these claims shippers hied through
Mr, Foster claims amounting to nt
least $200,000. This was done by the
shippers on the express declaration of
the railroads that they will pay no
claims whatever made against them
by shippers for damages to freight
bandied during the strike.
Tho general managers association
takes the ground that the city and
county in not furnishing adequate pro
tection to the railroads are directly re
sponsible for nil damages to freight.
The dumages by the railroads in the
alove list ere mostly for cars burned
utter July 1. It Is believed tnat many
more isuits for damages will be filed
by shippers who lost heavily on perish
able freight during the strike.
Nino-Year-Old Boy Almost Cut Id
Fhiladkmmiia. July 20 A pnrtio
ularly horrible trolley accident oc
curred this afternoon on the Chestnut
branch of the Philadelphia Traction
company. A trolley cur was speed
ing out Belmont avenU) somu twelve
miles an hour, when a 0-year
old boy named Willie Shaw jumped
off the back of an ice wagon and with
a lump of ice in botb his little hands
rau across the track directly in front of
the car. He did not quite clear the
rail and the car struck him, knocked
Mm down, aud the front wheel passed
over his buck, almost outtiug the child
n half.
Th9 boy was taken out from under
the car and, strange to say, was still
alive but unconscious. He was picked
up and hurried away to a hospital,
wnere ne died in twenty minutes.
All the fountains at Lebanon have been
shut oil to economize water.
Rather than 20 to jail for neglect to rush
sewer improvements, nil 01 wiuiarasport'i
councumen gave uau.
For trying to drown noitrhbors' cats
Thomas Murray was sent to tho work
house irora i'lttsburg.
The intorlor of the old stato canitol a
Hnrrisburg is being frescoed and other
wise greatly Deuutiiuu.
A band crushed by a piece of falliutr rock
In a Lnzerne mine caused lockjaw thut
killed K. T. iiavousteiner.
The liuhtlcg of a natural cas well
Kane, Ignited aud blew up a glycerine
magazine. It shook all that region
A foul-tipped ball glanced during a game
at Girardville yesterday and broke the
skull of Patrick Alaban, of Byuoi ville. lie
seems to be dyiug.
Undercraduatos from the Unlversitv of
Pennsylvania aud from Lehigh took part
in the formation of n chapter of Alpha
iau umega, at f ittsburg.
Aired Mrs. Minnie Sheslonstahler.
Pittsburg, distrusted banks, hid her sav
ings for years (marly $1,110) between
feather beds, and was robbed of tho entire
Lightning struck a number of dwellings
and barns In f-hamokiu during a great
eioctricai display last night. Limon tfohner
sustained the largest ln.n. 7.000. Hia burn.
with four head 01 stock and all bis crops
uurutm up. it was partially lusured.
The deadlock in the Twenty-fourth Re
publican congressional district wus finally
broken at Pittsburg last night by the
nomination of F. E. Acheson, of Washing
inn flnimiit nn tKfiU u..iUfc - tl
vvtM whuvj, M tun lidVbU UUIIUU HUpO
wood, of Fayette county, retired at the
enu oi me zwiu omiot.
j 1
wording to the Chinese Accounts They Re
fused to Give Quarter.
The Kow Shung a Target for Tor-
pedos Deadly Missies Exploded
with Terrible Effect Passengers
Upon the Transport Were Cruelly
Murdered by tho Japanese Although
Non-Combatants Chinese Troops
Shanojiat. July 30.
HE following is the latest Chinese
version of the Binking of the
troopship. Kow Shung, char
tered by China for the China
Merchants' Trading and Steamship
company: When tho Kow Shnng was
overhauled by the Japanese cruiser,
the latter sent a boat alongside the
ransport with a prize crew to take her
to Japan. The Japanese boarded bar
and ordered her commander, Captain
Galsworthy, an Englishman, to pro
ceed to Janan. Ho refused.
The Japanese then withdrew to re
port to the commander of tbeir cruiser.
he latter then opened fire upon the
transport, using the machino gnns
mounted in the tops of tho Japanese
ship. This fire wrs so well directed
t soon cleared the Kow Shunit s decks.
The cruiser then discharged two tor
pedo s nt tho transport, sinking hir
and drowning nearly all of about 2,000
persons ot board. Colonel Von Hanue-
in a German, formerly the viceroy's
aide-de-camp, and a number of other
foreign officers, were among those
illed by the fire from the cruiser be-
oro the torpodoes were discharged.
iheeltect ot the explosion of the
torpedoes is reported to have been ter-
itio. (j.iping holes laree enonirh to
pull a bout throngri were torn iu the
steamers side, and throanh these the
water poured, drowning between decks
those who did not leap overboard.
According to tho reports received
here two German passengers, who
were on their way to Korea, in order
to settle np bnsiuess nil iirs before the
war broke ont 111 earnest, jumped
overboard when the transport began to
siuk and succeeded in awimuiiuu to
the Japanese cruiser. But in suite of
their appeals to be taken on board nnd
their announcement that they were
non comhatants, they were shot by
Japanese marines. A number of Chi
nese who swam to tho cruiser shared
Ihe same fate. The J inaness absol
utely refused to give quarter.
ibe transport sauk near SntiMont
island, for which Captain Galsworthy
was steering, intending to beach her,
under the fire of the cruiser, when the
fatal to.pedoes were discharged.
A l'rench warship, the Lion, attract
ed to the spot by the sound of firinir
teemed op us the tri.nerort sank, and
succeeded in rescuing s -ma of the
Chinese soldiers, but all the foreigners
are reported to have boen killed on
board the Kow Shung, or drowned
when sho sank. Tho Japanese, accord-
ng to this report, are sad to have be
haved with an utter disregard of the
laws of civilized warfare.
Reports that n large Chinese artnv
has crossed the northwestern frontier
of Korea and is marchinc down the
peninsula nro confirmed. A second
army is hastily 1 (iii.p:,ing to follow
the first. No details have been re
ceived of tho battle said to have taken
place at Asan bntwecn the Chinese
and Japausuo forces.
It is reported that several Chiueso
steamers have been captured and 11
nnmber of others destroyed at Takn by
panuso cruisers, fatoamers often
wuit a week nt Takn before tbey are
able tocros tho bar, and it io suid that
there was a fl.-et of Chinese steamships
on laitu when tnoy were surprised by
the Japanese warships and either or.p-
turea or sunic.
Torpedoes have been placed in the
Shaweishun Channel of theYaug-Tse-
Kiang river in order to compel vessels
to pass within ousv range of the Woo-
sung forts.
The branches of the Chinese Imnerial
Maritime Customs at Chemulpo, Fu-
suan and Luuasuun continue business,
receiving the Korean duties us usual
Japan, so far, has uot interfered with
the collection of thoso duties.
Mrs. Uriah 6. Iioory Can Now Danes
Without Hor Crutoho.
Reading, July 30. Mrs. Uriah S.
Henry, nged 40, fell down stairs some
time ago and injured herself so badly
that she was obliged to use crutches.
Last night sho visited the Rescue
Miasion Holiness Christians, who be
lie ve in healing by faith.
Mrs. Henry presented herself at the
altar, was auointed by the pastor, Rev.
William P. Austin, and a uiouivnt
Intter dropped her crutches and shouted
for joy, declaring that she was bealtd
She walked without assistance to her
home and bus experienced no pain
whatever since. The cure is regarded
as a miracle.
A Colored Man Held Prisoner 200 Fst
from th Earth.
Cincinnati, July 30. In the steeple
of St. Philomena's Catholic church, 200
feet above ground, is held imprisoned
an unknown negro, who whs chased up
there by tho po'dce. He will be
starved out.
The fellow was discovered among the
coal in the priest's cellar yesterday
morniug by a servant girl. She
screamed, and the negro ran into the
yard and upstairs into the attie. The
girl's cries attracted a crowd, and two
policemen went into the church to ar
rest the negro. He was discovered ly
ing on a beam, but when knocked off,
he jumped up and shot several shots at
bis pursuers and made for the belfry
door. He rushed iu, ran down the steps
to the choir loft, jumped forty feet to the
floor below, sprang up and ran through
a door leading to she steeple, up which
he disappeared.
Reading Iron Company Will Employ
Two Huodred aud Fifty Men.
Readinu, July U0. After an idleness
of several months the rolling mill of
the Reading Iron company resumed
operations today, togother with the
slisct mill, giving employment to 250
haudB. The other departments will
start up on Tuesday night.
This morning 400 foreign laborers
employed by Contractors Leshor & Sou
ou the sewer trenches struck because
they have not receivod a cent pay iu
six weeks. The contractors s.iy the
reason they are nnable to pay their men
is because they have been unable to
sell the house swage bonds given them
by the citv. All the money received
from the city thus fur is $17,000. It is
probable that councils will help the
contractors out of their troubles, aud
that the men will resume work tomor
Man, a Child and Two Horses Meet
Daatn on the Traolt.
West Chester, Pa., Jnlv U0. As the
result of a collision at Waynesburg
uuction last evoniug, two deaths re-
resulted today mid two other victims
are badly injured. James waiiy, a
farmer, was driving over the Wilming
ton and Northern railroad when struck
by tho train.
In the carnage with him were his
wife nnd two children. Roth horses
were killed nnd Mr. Wally and 0110
child have died.
Large Number of Men Taken to the
Pardee Mines to Prevent Threat
ened Outbreak.
PniLUPSBURd, July 30. A large
umber of men of this place wero to-
ay sworn in as deputy sheriffs. They
will be seat to the Pardoe mines, oper
ated by Magee & Linglo, where a suf
ficient number of the old men have
signified their intention of returning
to work at the 40 cent rate to warrant
the operators in malting a start. This
s the urst attempt that has been made
to start any of the mines on the Beech
Creek railroad at the 40 cent rate. It
is iutimated that Osceolo, as well as in
the Honiz lale district, several more
mines will start up at the sums rate.
The leaders are doing all in their
power to prevent the old men from re
turning to work. If the vVners in this
region return to work at 40 cents grois
rate it will eventually bnug the ten or
twelve thousand miners -in Central
Pennsylvania who have secured the
compromise price, down to their level.
Dibs L'.kos Ganeral Schcfleld's Flan for
Enlisting Llf Workmen.
Terre Haute, Ind., July 30. Presi
dent Debs' attention has beeu called to
Major General Sehofield's recent inter
view advocating investing the presi
dent with authority in time of need, as
during tne present strike to enlist up
to bO,U0O men, and that when tbous
ands are idle and the danger is easily
foreseen, be should enlist men out of
work, thus reducing the number of
unemployed nnd putting idle workmen
to defending their own shops against
rioters, tho temporary soldiers to go
back to work 111 their shops when the
crisis ir past.
President Dabs said: 1 imi heartily
n favor of that plan, as it strikes me
as being a sensible one. I a 1:1 in favor
of all measures that will insure order
luring trouble of this or any other sort
11 m opposed to disorder. Ganeral
Sehofield's plan, I think, would com
mend itself to all persons desirous of
secunug order, and 1 believe it would
prove effective.
Petitions From South Dakota Citiz.ns
Are Presented.
Washington. D. C. July 80. The
first two of the proposed patulous for
the impeuclimont of Attorney-General
Olney for his part in the late strike
troubles, which officers ot the Knights
of Labor came to Washington to pre
pare and circulate, were laid before
congress to-day.
The petitions came from citizons of
South Dakota.
E:i(tlnoar and Fireman on tho Baltimore
and Ohio Iautnntly Killed.
Cincinnati, Jnly 30. The royal blue
flyer of the 13 iltimore and Uhlo south
western from St. Louis struck a freight
train two miles west of Aurora, lud.
thirty miles out of Cincinnati ut
The ongineer and fireman of the pas
senger train were killed. A tramp was
also killed. Passengers unhurt.
After throe days' mystory, the mar
dered 18-year-old daughter of Amos
Jones, of Grllllu, Ox, was found in a lake.
For whistling In court Thomas Mcln
tyro, a Hurtford (Couu.) boy was fined
for contempt, and indignant citizens paid
tne uau.
Investigation shows a tS3,00O shortage
In the accouut of ex-Treasurer S. W, Fer
guson, ot the Mississippi Levee board, at
ureeuvuie, miss.
Objecting to Wilbur Hnghes' attentions
to hie daughter, uuuuoiiaudoe, or Aliens
ville, Ky knocked the lover down and
kicked him to death.
Mayo collage, the loading educational
Institution of Northeast Texas at CooDer.
Delta county, was destroyed by fire this
morning. Los, 11UU.UUU.
GrasDine a telephone wire that crossed
trollev wire. Frank Manner, a Fort Wavn
(Ind.) laborer, was instantly killed, and his
wife fell dead at the news.
Despite Judge Gray's writ to prevent the
hanging ot murderer uranK r. Miner, at
Dallas, Tex., the state attorney will pro
ceed, denying tne judge s autnority.
George Buteman, 85 years oid, of Cam
bridge, Mass., swung a hammock from
the chlmey on the roof of his boarding
house to escape the heat The chimney
collapsed and liateman was taken from
the debris dead.
Million Dollar Appropriation Stagers
Some of tho S'.atesniju.
The Exccssivo Heat Causes General
Apathy in All Proceedings of the
Senate Populist Allen, of Nebraska,
Introduces a Bill for the Relief of the
Several States of the Union A
Resolution to Recognize Hawaii Is
Offered by Mr. Boutelle.
Washington. Jnly 30.
HE points that mark today's ses
sion of the senate were an op
pressive heat, and, as a result of
it. a ceneral apathy in reuard to
all matters of legislation that came up
for action. Throughout most of the
ay there was not one-third of the
senators present. The vice-president,
However, was back in the chair and
Senators Hoar and Morgan were also
their seats after an absence of
several weeks. The conference report
on the agricultural bill was prosentod
and agreed to, but there was one point
in the bill 111 winch no agreement had
been reached by the conferrees. That
wus the senate amendment appropria
ting a million dollars for tho extirpa
tion of the Russian thistle. Tho B -nate
uslsted formally on that amondmeut
aud asked the house for further confer
ence. The house joint resolution ex
tending the appropriations up to and
ncluding the fourteenth of August
was passed.
JMr. Allen, the 1'opulisc senator from
Nebraska, introduced and had roferred
to the committee on finance a bill hnv
ing for a title "for tho relief of the
several states of the Union" and for
distribution emong the states, nrcord
ng to population, of SjO.OjUOOO in
treasury notes to be issned for the pur
pose and to be used "for the relief of
the worthy poor." R-piyment to the
government is to be secured by state
bonds bearing 2 per cent, interest py-
able in not less than throe nor more
than ten years after dato.
After the morning hour today in
which tho committee on military nf
fairs succeeded in baying passed a few
bills of comparatively no importance,
the session was wasted in. a vain
llort to get consideration ot Mr.
McRao's measure ontitled a bill
To protect publio forest reserve
turns. The committee on rules bad
given blm this afternoon for its con
ideration the vote to be taken at 4
o'clock, but the opposition which was
quite active among the representatives
of western states in which these reser
vations lie, was sufficient to prevent
definite action on the order. The bill
has been before tho house on several
occasions und bos always been antag
A resolution recognizing the new
R?publlo of Hawaii and directing the
president to notify f resident Dole, 01
the recognition was ottered by Mr,
Boutelle, Republican, Maine, as a mat
ter ef privilege, lie asked Its im
mediate consideration but Speaker
Crisp ruled that it was not privi.
eged and It was referred to tho
committee on foreign allairs. Mr.
Rotitvlle explained that the resolution
was a copy of one introduced by Mr.
McCreary, chairman of the committee
on foreign nlf.iirs. on January 5!7, lb'JO,
recognizing tho Republic of Brazil, and
bo asked of the chairman, as the real
author of resolution, that prompt
action, which be said the house had a
right to expect, be taken,
Fortit Fires in WUoonaln Continue to
Engage Attention,
Milwaukee, Wis., July 30. Advices
received at the main oflices of the Wif-
consln Central road say that the high
winds have subsided in the northern
purt of the state and the forest iires
have gone down, irnin service lias
been resumed and all trains are again
running on time, vy tonight all
damage to the road will have been
ritieid was again threatened last
night and throe hundred citizens were
out fighting back tho flames. The uight
was favorable and the danger was
averted, with some nssitauoe from
Near Mod ford the enraged farmers
surrounded the house of a man, who
bud started a forest fire, for the put-
nose ot lynching him, but he had left,
uovernor recks pnrty back iiom
Phillips this morning says the city will
be rebuilt at once, better than ever.
This time more brick and stone will be
used in tho dwellings.
Deaths Occurred
During I
Last Week.
Thirty-six deaths from all causes oc
curred within the city during the past
week, a decrease of six deaths from the
week preceding.
Only one death was from a contagi
ons disease, typhoid fever, though three
cases ot typhoid and two oases or scar
let fever developed.
The present week promises to show
an increased rate of mortality from
the fact that fourteen bnrial permits
were issued from the board ot health
Btersoptleoa Will Illustrate Dr. Logan's
Famous Leoture Tonight
It is probable that the public gener
ally and the members of the Thirteenth
roeiment narticularly, will compose a
large audience at Rev, S. C. Logan's
lecture on the battle of Gettysburg to
night at the armory, it is given pri
marily to prepare the regiment to
Droosrly observe and study the famous
battlefield which it will soon visit in
A pleasing (eatura ot the leetnre and
one that will add to its instrustiveneBS
will be en exhibition of stereopticon
views by Rev. D. W. Skollenger.
Workmen R?ptUrlDK th. Roof Opposed
by a Num.rous Colonv.
Ei.ucott City. Md.. July 30. When
the workmen came to teur off the roof
of the Ellicott City Presbyterian
church, which is being demolished to
give place to n new church, thev
stirrod up a numerous and influential
colony of bees, which hud made their
home in a cornice of the old building
for years and years.
The bees tought ou the intruders,
and had to be smoked out nnd massa
cred before the men could go ou with
their work. The honey which the in
dustrious little insects had boarded up
was takon out, and it filled a big tub
aud a pan, making all toll not much
less than 150 ponuils.
A Cow Sli.d In McCann's Patch Takes
Fire In a Myeterious Manner.
A cow barn belonging to John Mc-
Ilule, of Pleasant street, took fire in
some nnaccountiible way about 1
o'clock this morning, but was discov
ered and extinguished with a few buck
ets of water before any sorious damBgo
An alarm was sounded from box 34,
but tho fire was out before the com
panies arrived.
A Schedule Rate Has Been Adopted
for the Benefit of New
York's Protectors.
New York, Jnlv 30 According to
several Chinese merchants in the office
of Tom Loe. mayor of Chinatown, to
day, a certain Chinese society, called
the Hig Sing Tong, has issued a sched
ule of prices by which police protect
ion may be bought during the adjourn
ment of the Lexow committee. Those
Chinese who are engaged in occupa
tions outside of the pale of the law, it
is declared, bavo the club of further
revelations before that committee held
over their heads by this society, unless
they pay schedule rates while tho com
mission is not sitting.
The treasurer of this society is saul
to be Wong Get, who testified before
the Lexow committee that the Chineso
paid for protection by tho police, which
protection they did not get. It is said
that Get di l not obtain all the credit
for the shrewdness of his evidence, as
its effect, which he is presumed to have
forsecn, was to let Chinamen know
that the society meant to obtain pro
tection for whut money na-1 been given
to it. The more wily Chinamen have
como to doubt, however, that the soci
ety has done anything more than take
the inonej.
Ihe schedule ot prices now circu
lated is simple. There is no pretense
that tho money 13 to go to the police
now. The Chinamen aro threatened
with tho prospect of having their indi
vidual business given in detail be' ita
the Lexow committee, of which com
mittee a great dread has been inspired,
Gambling resorts, according to the
schedule, hav to pay IJ10 a week, the
opium joints $10 a week and those who
have a room of ill fame must pay ii a
But Ha Was Too Crunk to Be Killed or
Evan Seriously Hurt..
At nn early hour this morning po
lice officers brought to the station
house a man who had fallen ovorlthe 12-
foot retaining wall opposite the Lacka
wanna Iron and Steel company's store
nevr tho blast furnace. Outside of a
few bruises he didn't appear to be hurt
in the least. He was so drunk that be
could not. tell his name.
The oflleera who found bim say that
a sober m m would have been kille or
badly wounded by the fall.
Lackawanna Lumber Company Directors
Ltave for Potter County.
A number of tho directors ot the
Lackawanna Lumber company left iu
a special Pnllman car nttachod to this
morning's 12 10 Delaware, Lackawanna
und Western train for Mina. Potter
county, to inspect the company's tim
ber tract m that locality.
Tho party will bo absent several days
nnd is composed of the following:
Cyrus Jones, William Connoll, C. P.
Davidson, J. L Council, Henry Uoliu,
jr., J. W. Peck und iJ L. Peck.
As a Conipqa.noa of Carrying- Wslghti
Ha la Itun Down by th? offiosr.
A dark brown son of Ethiopia with
the same hued taste in his capacious
mouth stole a bottle of dark brown
taste remover from the Jackson House
at an early hour this morning nnd
bolted up the dark alley with his priz?.
Officer Memzor was on the heels of
the thief iu tin instant and after a
brisk chase arrested bitu aud locked
him up.
Miss Anna Ansley Will Provide the Pro
gramma at T. W, O. A. Rooms.
Miss Anna Ansley will provide the
programmo for the social this evening
ut tho ioung Women s Christian asto
elation, 203 and 200 Washington avenu ,
The Mioses Pearl aud Lielia t'orter,
also Miss Ella Griffiths will be among
the participants. A beany welcome
will be extended all young women,
especially strangers in the city. 1
The German Infantry are delicti ted with
their tests of aluminum poutouus. They
can be handled by one-tuna ot the num
ber of men required for the old boats.
Prince Bismarck will receive n PoRen
deloeation of 7oO at Varzin tho first week
In September. It is expected he will give
them a review and defense of his policy
toward tne social uomocrats.
WAsniNOToN. Jnly 80. forecast
tor ea.wrn I Vmnsifrrtnta, fair.
wet winds. For western I'enn-
sylvama, local rains, variable winds.
Commencing today
we offer our
entire stock of
Scotch Ginghams
at 19 c. Per yar1
Those who
know the quality
of our
will realize the fact
that they are
the best value in
the market today.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reilly & Da?ies
Comfort-Giving Shoes
The only kind that give
it, for tho summsr, is our
"Service & Kumfort" ' j3
in colors and black.
Lewis, Reilly & Da?ies
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
ia needed you aro promptly
told so. "NVe also guarantea
a perfect fit.
The Jeweler,
408 Spruce Street.
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