The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 20, 1894, Image 1
There aro undoubtedly stirring times aheai in the political world. And the readers of a good daily newspaper will be in clover. "1 rn a I '"" 19 crnTff crt EIGHT PAGES 5 G COLUMNS. SCRANTON. PA.. MONDAY MORNING. AUGUST 20. 1SD4. TWO CENTS A COPY. THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION CRANTON BUSINESS fill THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER THE VAMPIRES OF Jseless Office Holders Fattened at the Expense of the War Yelerans. SAMPLES OF ECONOMY AND REFORM Mr. Cannon's Startling Array of Fig ures and Estimates Pensions Whit tled Down in Order That the Salar ies of Cleveland's Friends Might Be Increased The Manner in Which Economists Have Practiced Their Pet Theories in Office. Washington, Aug. 19. fjNHAIRMAN Sayre's elaborately (I prepared statements of the II J1 economical expenditure! of the ds Fifty-third congress is being vigorously combated by hi associates of the approprntions couimittet, and under h general "leave to print" for ten days, wbicb was granted in the general order adapted for taking u Tot on the senate tariff bill, the Con gressional Record in likely to carry tubular statements of expenditures for tome days to ooia. Representative Joseph E. Cannon, of Illinois, who was chairman of the bouse Appropriations committee in the fifty -first congress, and who has ben for ininrvuiri u nrnminant Runnhllftftn member of tbe committte has propnred his statement which will uppenr in the Congressional Record ou Tuesday next. It is in part a follows: When tbe executive forwards yearly to congress bis estimate for annual appropriations he also forwards bises timate of the amount that will be ex pended for coming year under parman entlaw, Mr, Cleveland, by bis esti mates, asked oongress to appropriate for tbe public servioe for tun coining fiscal your, inelulinir permanent ap propriations, $520.602,840 71, nnd con ?wn hnn appropriated for such service $490,003,369 !)2 This, in round nam brs. is $30,000,000 less than the preiidcnt asked for th nnhlic service. A large part of this $30 000,000 how ever, will bo appropriated next winter by way of deficiencies. Accompanying this etut'-raent is a tuble comparing tbe impropriations made at this con gress for the fiscal year ending June 80 next, with appropriations m ids ut tbe fir; and second sessions of the last congress (lbs 52nd) and at the first and second session of the Fifty-first, com monly known as the "Reed Congress." CANNONS STAGGERING FIGURES. This statement Mr Cannon says, ihows that tbe appropriations this year are greater by $27,209,838 72 than were those made by tbe first session of tbe Fifty-first, or ' Rie.l Congress." The statement also shows that the ap propriation made this year are $28,835, 980 70 Wei than those made at tbe sec- ono session of last or Fifty -second con gress. Hut, be says tbis reduction is covered by tbe item for pensions alone. There was appropriated this year for pensions $20,009,504 85 less than was appropriated last year. It will be noticed, therefore, that tbe ap propriation this year, excepting pen sions, are greater than the appropria tions made last year by $263,515 15. Tbe total appropriations of the fifty first, or "Itred Congrtss," two years were $USS,417,183.34; those for the Fifty-second, or Inst congress, two years, were $1,027,104,547.02: and it Is absolutely certain that, starting off at !'u,uuu,uuu as we do for tbis year, when tbe deficiencies are addod next winter to tbe regular appropriation then to be made for the coming year, the total impropriations will nesreirate at least $1,050,000,000 for the Fifty-third congress, unless by unfriendly adminis' tration further heavy redactions are insile in payment of pensions. Under tbe law the executive Is re quired at tbe close of encn fiseul year to in it k e a statement or trie receipts end expenditures of the United States government for the past year. DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS CARED FOR, Notwithstanding the great distress throughout the country there have been many Increases in tbe salaries of Democratic cfhsials, especially In the diplomatio and consular service, Tbe salary of tbe first assistant secretary of state is increased from $3,000 to $4,000 The minister to Belgium, Mr. Ewiuif, or Illinois, toe former law partner or the vice president, is increased from 7,5UU to $10,000. Tbe ministers to Switzerland und Portugal. Messrs, Carrutb and Broadhead, are increased from $5,000 to 1 0.500 resnectivelv. Tbe minister to Mexico, ex-Governor uray, oi Indiana, who receives an an nual salary of $17,500, has the salary of his secretary of legation increased from fi.euu to $3,650. The ministers to Nicaragua and Coata Rica, for the nrst time, are allowed secretaries of legation at $1,800 each. whila the hn reau of American reDublicsestahliiilied i n Hop trA snsnA, ct a m t iu yiuiuiiff vuuiuiBrc una reciprocity rViOH ig ent rlnwn frnm $30,000 to $10,000. The six auditors of me irenry department are increased from $3,000 to 14,000 each. The ialarl of a great many euniuls and otber offi cials are largely lnoreased. 1 II 41 T . , . . ah hjo juuiocrauo ometals re ceived their appointments undar Mr Cleveland. For years they dsolaimad in common with all other Democrats, about tbe extravagant salaries of offi cials, and pledged that if they got into power mere suouiu oe economy and re form. There is no exouse for the in crease of most of these salaries. ; ECHOES OF ST1UKE. American Hallway Union Dlraetort An iwir Charges of Contempt. Chicago. Aug. 19. J&mes Hogan W. E Burns, R. M. Goodman, J. F, MtVonn and Martin J. Eliott, the dl rectors of tbe American Billway union filed an answer in the United States circuit eourt yesterday to the informs tlon against them charging contempt of court. In addition to tbe general answer to the information they also filed answers to the interrogatories of DEMOCRACY the goverment regarding the conduct f the strike. Tlie answer to me in formation denies ,tbt the directors ave hut power to order a strike or ooiupel ite disoontiuuance. Tbe defendants aaraii mat at varions times during the month of June and before the Injunction wis leaned, they dvised certain of tbe employes of the ruilroads to quietly, peaceably and law fully quit the servient of the railroads, but all men so advised were members of the uuiou, and in giving sueb advice and counsel they acted for said em ployes and by their authority, J. he answer denies that there is an il legal conspiracy to tie up tbe railroada, out it alleges that there was a conspir acy on tbe part of the railroad com panies to reduce the wages of their em ployes and to break up the Amerlcau Railway union, As to the telegrams sent out in the name of Debs, for which Debs when brought into court and denied all responsibility, the answer admits that they were sent by the defendant, Hoiran. United status Alarebal Arnold leit for Washington yesterday to present bis account of the expenses of the rail -road strike to the attorney general. Tbe total amount of the bill wbioi) he will present to Mr. Oluey is about $1000.000. THE KOItEAN WAK. Shanghai Correspondent Gives Gloomy View of the Affairs at Wei-Hai-Wei. London, Aug. 19. The Shanghai correspondent of the Central News gives in today s dupatohes a gloomy view of affairs at Wei-Hai-Wei. the fortified eity on tbe Shantung promon tory. There is little doubt that the Japauese intend to attack this Chinese stronghold shortly, despite the trndi- tion of the Chinese that the place is im pregnable. The lights along the promon tory have been extinguished, the buoys have been removed and the Cninese are constantly adding to the defences by laying torpedoes and submarine mines. Nevertheless on three succes sive nights in tbe last week Japanese torpedo boats have entered the harbor aud reconnoitered the forts. The crews of tbe Chinese torpedo boats, which lie iu the harbor, had no inkling of tbe nearness of tbo enemy until tbe Japanese vessels were leaving. The Wei-Hai-Wel forts then opened nre but it was to late to accomplish any thing. The success of these three Japauese expeditions has shaken greatly tbe con fidence of the army in tbe impregna bility of Wet-Hat-Wei. The supposi tion is. that the Japanese are preparing for a combined land and fear attack on the stronghold. Tbe garrison is being increased to meet inch an attack and heavy guns are being added to tbe ar tillery in tbe interior line of defence. Tbe foreigners who were employed In tbe Wei-Hai-Wei arsenal are lear nt tbe place. Nearly all tbe Eng lishmen and Scotchmen have gone and within a few days only natives are likely to be left in the shops. The feel ing against foreigners is running high among tbo military of tbe city. The soldiers have fired sev eral times upon foreigners who were leaving the shops nnd have been checked only with difficulty bv their t officers. All tbe foreigners are reproached and insulted as they depart. None of them havo been wounded ns yet, but their escape has been due al most solely to the strenuous efforts of the officers who have been charged with tbe responsibility for their safety. The main Japanese squadron has been sighted again in the gulf of Pe Cbi-Li. Tbo natives of tbe seaports have been forbidden to use Japanese coins. MOWBRAY IS DISGUSTED. His mission of Destruction ! a Failure. H Wants to Go Home. New York, Aug 19 It is reported that Charles Wilford Mowbray, tbe English anarchist, has determined to go home. His mission of demolition to America has resulted in failure. He is less interested now it is said, in the annihilation of soeial and politi cal institutions in tbe United States than he is in rasing enough money to pay bis passage buck to England. LIVING TARIFF PICTURES. The Carlisle silk mill, of Pottsville. will locate a Drancn lactory at Ashland. Br BeDt. 1 tbe Farnum mill at Lancaster. ra. , win employ v,ouu persons tun time. Kfihrnprinr'K mtt.iui mill At. -T.nnrnBtnr Pa., will resume today will 300 employes A New Yorker. B. Goldsmith, will build a suo,wu unpiate mm in Aiiegneny county. Tbe Stephens & ! Bee ten csrnet factorv. bw vurunie, i win resume operations to day after a protracted idlenese. By tbe sale of tbe bankrnDt Well man Iron and Steel plant at Chester. Pa., it is expected to be reopened with 1,21X1 em ployee. me w nitcomo metaillo Bedstead com pany, of blielton, Conn., has cut wages 10 per cent to meet tbe cut in tbe rate of duly under the new tariff. A firm of wool dealers in Hamilton have over l.OOu.OOO pounds of wool stored in their warehouses there, nearly all of which will Do snipped to tne untied States wben tbe new tarill Decomei a law. Tbe Harlan & Hollingsworth company. of Wilmington, Del., has received a con tract for the construction or a steamer for the Merchants' and Miners' TransDnrta- tion company, of Baltimore. The contract will provide work for between 600 and 11.000 men. ThePuaev& Jones company, oflWil mington, Del., announce contracts for two immense paper machines and two Urge welded digesters for making soda pulp, from tbe Hudson River Water Power and Paper company, of Mechanics' vine, n. y.. Tbe Ashland. Wis.. Iron and Steel com pany has made another large pnrcbaBe of Oie, and will resume operations at its large charcoal furnace Sept 1. Tbe open log of the plant will give employment to a large force of men who were discharged six montns ago. me iingue Manufacturing company, makers of silk plusb, have started up at Ansonia, Conn., on full time with 800 Hands. The mill tin been almost entirely ciuseu since July lSjya waitlng a settle ment Of the tariff nnnntlnn. Dnrinu tn thn difference, however, between the new and ine oia rate, tte general cut of S per cent. uinue nut Aiiauss win De continued 1 force. USED THE MIME AS HIS Peculiar Death of Boarding House Proprietor Through a Gas Explosion. IS WEALTH CRAFTILY SECRETED William Mosh, at Port Griffith, Takes a Naked Lamp Into an Old Working, Encounters an Accumulation of Mine Gas and Is Hurled as from : Catapult Through the Boarded En trance and Far Out Into the Field Treasure Seekers Baffled. Special (o ficranfoii Trlbunt. PlTTSTON, Aug. 19. 1LLIAM W0611 it the name of a Slav, siugle, and not mere than 23 years of age, who re cently kpt a boarding bouse tor his fellow countrymen at the lower nd of Port Qnflith, in what is known as White How. Mosh acted as the cashier of many of these boarders, re ceiving their money at pay d ly and aktng from it that which was owed to him. Not fur from Mosli's home there is an entrance to an abandoned mine working. Tbis entranc bad been cov ered securely with boards, but on Sit- nrday Moiu took a naked mine lamp and pried open au entrance. It is be lieved to hnve been his purpose to take the proceeds of the week's pay into this old chamber to secret it. Mosh s ac counts amounted to a good miny hun dred dollars in the course of a yeur but he had never been educated up to tbe poiut of appreciating the mo.lurn bank and was accustomed to resort. instead, to some bidden drawer or other out-of-tbo-way receptacle. HURLED TO HIS DOOM. Scarcely bad Mosh made bis ingress into tbe abandoned chamber of the old mine wben tbo neighborhood was startled by a deafening explosion, the force of which was enough to shatter window panes and bring at once a large number of excited men and women to the scene. The spectaolo presented to them was horrifying. Mosh bad en countered an uoeumulation of gas and it bad been ignited from bis unguarded lump. The man w8 shot, as if from cannons mouth, clear through the boarded opening and his yet quivering body, burned into a sielceulng maes of cbarred flsb, was found ' yards away from tbe aperture. - When picked up and conveyed to the hospital ftlosh was yet alive, but he died at an early hour tbis morning. As soon as it became known tbat Mosh s miislon into tbe old mine was to add a fresh deposit to his secreted bank cccoant, there was a rush of treasure buntsrs to the spot; and they continued tbeir searoh until late to night, but have not yet been successful in finding the money. The quest will be continued bright ana early tomor row. FIREMAN'S SUICIDE. EtiRlneer Peck Turns on tbe Oas and Is Smothor(t. Philadelphia, Aug. 19 Rather than suffer ceuuure for reckless driving John B. Peck, 44 years old, foreman of engine company No. S) today commit ted suicide by tnrning ou the gas in his room at tbo engine bouse and snioth ered to death. Pock was reported for reckless driving and he told hi wife 'yesterday tbat he would sooner die than be dismissed in dis grace from the city fire force. Wben bis wife wsnt to his room at their home tbis morning to awaken him she fonnd tbe windows closed and the gas turned ou. The gas bad not been tnrned on long enough to reuder Peck unconscious aud his wife roused him and begged him not to attempt hie life again. Peck promised and went to tbe engine bouse. Suspicious and fearful tbat her hus band wonld do himself an injury, Mrs Peck sent their 0 year old boy to the engine house to look for his father, Tbe firemm told tbe child bis father was upstairs asleep und the little fellow went to his room. Tbe child did not notice the odor of esoaping gas and seeing his father lying ou the bed ap parently asleep laid down beside bim a Jtnft time afteawards tbe firemen noticed tbe odor of tbe gas and going to Peok's room found him dead and bis child sUeping peacefully by bis side. Toe little boy had not slept long enough in the deadly atmosphere to injure him and was awakened withont tronble. CHOPPED OPEN HIS HEAD. One Irate Woodman Kills His Oompan ion with an Ax, Laceyville, Pa,, Aug. 19 One woodohopper split another's head wltii an ax on Thursday night, tteorge W, Kully and Adelbert Halrfor I were re tnrning from a bee at a neighbor's, and got into a quarrel over an old board bill owed to Kelly by Hartford. Hurl ford took Kelly by the neck with his left hand and with his right band struck him in the bead with his ax. Kelly has died, and bis murderer has ran away. THEIR BODIES RECOVERED. Diver Walter of Phlladolphia Sucoeeds in His Sad Qu.it. Special (o tlu ScranlonTrlbun. Stroudsburo, Aug. 19. Diver Her man Walter, of PhlUd.lpbiu, after ten minute's searoh on Thursday found the two boys drowned In L ike Popo noning on Wednesday. Tbe names of the yonug men were Edward Townssnd of Philadelphia. and John Webb of Jumaloa, West Indies. These are tbe first ever drowned in this lake. PRACTICAL POLITICS. A Farmer Would Sue By nam for His Lo.ies on Wh.at. Indianapolis, Aug. 17. William Stanley, a prosperous farmer of this cosnty, and nntil he joined the Popu lists a D.'inocrnt, baa consulted lawyer with refrence to briuging suit agaiiiBt CongriMtu:a Dynuui for dam ges. Stanloy says that when Byoum was a candidate two years ago ht said that the farmer would cot $1.25 per bushel for their wheat if Cleveland was lected instead of the 80 or 00 cents they were getting at the timo. Believing that the Democrats would curry the country and relying upon P.yimm's promise that wheat would be $1 25 per bushel, Stanley says lie sowed a largo mount of wheat and had a crop in the two years of 2,800 hushele. But instead of getting the promised price, he was compelled to sell for 00 cents Inst roar and for 45 cents this year. He intends to sue Byuum for the dinerence between tbe promised price nd the price reesivd. A MANIAC'S WORK. Stabs His Wife, Brother-in-Law and Child and Suicides by Jump ing from a Window. Newark, N. J., Aug. 19 In a little wo story bouse on Uavu avenu?. Kearney, an awful tragedy occurred at o clook tbis morning thut resulted in the death of one man and probable death of his wife and brother-in-law. and an attempted murder of four chil dren. Thomas Hewitt, (he central fixnre in the tragedy, lived on the sec ond floor with bis wife Adele, four children Adele, aged 7; Emma, aged 5; Carrie, aged 3, and Gertie, azed 2 und bis wife's brother, Fred Purcell. young man 23 years old. Three weeks ago Hawitt, who is a moulder. 23 years old, was compelled to quit work on account of illness. Dr. Allere, the family physician diagnosed the CAse as typhoid fever and one week ngo Hewitt was compellod to take to bis bed. Saturday night at 11 o'clock Hewitt became irrational and called on his wife, who was iu constant attendance, to pray for bim. She was abont to call her brother, who wits asleep with the children in an inner room when the patient dropped into a heavy slurabfr. The wife, who was fa tigucd by ber long vigil, grasped he opportunity of taking a tew hours sleeD und threw herself wearily on the bed with the children. Two hours later she was startled by a noise n her husbands room, and peering through a small window was horrified to see una standing In the center of tbe room nude, with bis underclothes ly ing on the floor in shreds. Before she conld move he rushed into the room, and to whore she sat on the side of the bed and said- "DjII, my bonr has come, I have got to die. for God's sake pray for me." The next instant he dashed out of the room into the kitchen and before his wife divined bis intention he re-appeared with a large carving knife fa bis band. ' Fright rendered tbe terrified woman speeobless nnd unable to move and the next instant be plunged the long keen blade into her shoulder, lnnictiog an ugly wonud four inches long. As he raieed tJie knife for another blow, Mrs. IT 1.1 i .1 11. . 1. 1 1 . ...... , 1 . uewui graspeu mu via iv wiiu ner leu band and he drew it away almost sev ering her hand in two. All this happened in less time than it takes to relate it, and not a sound es caped, but Mrs, Hewitt's brother was aroused nnd, grasping tbe situation nt a glance, he rushed to save his sister from her maniac huehaad. The latter with a power born of frenzy, threw Purcell to the floor like a like a child, and, pouncing upoa bim, drove the knife through the prostrate man's shoulder iuto his left breast. Turning from Purcell, Hewitt rushed to the bed where bis children were sleeping and with an awful lunge at tempted to sever tbe head of Adele, and succeeded in cutting a frightful gash ou the ehllds neck and shoulder. The awoke with a wild shriek which euused ber father to drop the knife and rush headiong from the room. Into the front room he dashed and the next instant he plunged head first through a wire screen to tbe ground below. The child s shriek bad aroused John Terune and his son, who lived on the lower floor, and they rushed out to dis cover tbe cause of the commotion. On the sidewalk I iy the body of Hewitt, stark naked, und tbey supposed, at the first glance, dead. The younger lor hnne ran to bis assistance, wbile the father ran npstuirs and met a sight which ennsed his hair to stand. In the inner room by the dim light he saw the prostrate forms of Mrs. Hewitt and her brother bathed in blood and on the bed he saw the obild moaning pitaously. Tbey found H wittunconsoious from loss of blood and concussion of the bruin. Then they turned their attsn tlon to Mrs. Hewitt and her brother who were both unconscious from loss of blood and shock, and to little Adele who was bleeding profusely from a dangerous but not necessarily fatal wound. Br the time tbeir wounds were dressed and restoratives administered Mrs. Hewitt and ber brother had sufficiently recov ered to briefly explain tbe awful oc currence. Meanwhile every effort was made to restore Hewitt to conscious ness, but it proved unavailing and he died at 7 o'clock. While Mrs. Hewitt's wounds are not as serious as thote of ber brother, she was more affected by the shock ond bnt slight hopes are entertained of tbe recovery of either. It la Popular Abroad. London, Aug. 17. Many tin plate works in South Wales, weioa nave oeen cioseu for noma time are preparing to resume work in view of the passage of tbe tariff bill in Washington. TICKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH. Georco and William Cody have been sentenced to death for barglarly in Madi son countv. N. C. Aftnr thirty vears of incsndiarlsm. J. M. Logan was caught at Kansas City just as be set nre to a mmoer yam. The bodv of Colonel C. L. Winston, of PftHadona, Cel., who was lost during a November snow storm, has been round. Meetintt on the road David Hall, of Jouenville, Va., who bad caused his arrest, Tim Denny, Aged 18, shot hud killed him. For the theft of horses and house break Ing, Mis Flora McOrassln, a young girl of Cedarville, O., has been arretted. Ins family auarrel Edward Lemaster, of Clerkdvllle. Mo threatened to knock his vtitudowu, aad was shot dead by his son.' IC General Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Degree to Koet at Topeka. REPRESENTED BY 403 DELEGATES The Tri-ennial Convantion Will Be Among the Most Important Gather ings of the Kind in the History of Masonry Official Relations with the Grand Chapters Throughout the World Will Be Established on a Scale Hitherto Unattempted. Topeka, Kun., Aug, 19. T CfpHERE will usuemble in this city ou Wednesday the (iunoral Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masous of the United Sttitos. It is tho triennial convention. Nearly 400 delegates will be hore to represent the 100,000 Royal Arch Masons of the United States. All the past grand high rlests will be hero to participate iu conventiou. In addition to them there will be n representative of every Grand Chapter in the republic, com prising tho tlireo council offluors of every one of them. The council does not meet frequently, and as such a con eonrso of Masonic dignity is not wit nessed ofteuur than every three yours, the interest of the fraternity in it may be understood. Many of tho prominent members will come with tho delegations trom tin E istern and New England st:tes, but ther states and sections will send maa high in tho councils of Masonry, Washington will send George E. Cor son ana Kentucky, Uernnra u. Witt, who is now general grand master ot the second veil, but who is to bn pro moted to tbe third in room of Nathan Kingsley, of Minnesota, a prominent delegate und Mason, whose nextdignity will be royal arcli captain. OF AN INTERNATIONAL CHARACTER. There will be a general shifting of positions, since it must choose a sno cen8')r to a deceased dlgnit iry. Tuii choice may full to George L. McCuiian, who has so faithfully dinoharged the dnties of deputy general grand hig:i priest. In tb forthcoming mooting thero will be 2.0S0 subordinate enrolled chap ters to deal with, exclusive of twenty two suoordiuate chapters in tbe terri tories, and as tha Sandwich Islands and th Chinoso empire aro under tbo immediate jurisdiction of the general grand ohariter, the dollberations will necessarily assume nothing of nu in ternational character. These foreign chapters will unite representations in tbeir own behalf for more direct self government than it has heretofore bjeu possible for thorn to enjoy. The fraternal relations with the grand chapters throughout the world are, it is truo, of the most friendly na ture; but olucial relations nre to be es tablished ou a scale hitherto uout tempted. Itidoed, overtures have been received from the dignitaries and grand chapters of England, Scotland Ireland, Slam, Japan, Brazil and Australia. Felicitutious will also be transmitted t) the brethren of Germany and Rus sia. It in hurdly overestimating tho importance of the foreign relations iu the convocation to say that they will form one of tho most interesting and ( animated portions of tbe proceedings. This condition of thiugs promises to be propitious to the general desire to erect Masouio monuments In various p ittsor the country. Tueso memorials, while mitueroup, nre not so frequent us to call special attention to tho services of many eminent Masous to tbeir coun try. A commission will probably be appointed to investigate tnis matter. TOWER OF THE CONVOCATION'. The convocation will also have to adjudicate Various decisions which have been promulgated by the grand chapters ot the several states, but they nre all comparatively unimportant. The statos which have no grand chap ters of their own will be compelled to look to the convocation for authority to make speoial disposition of their re sources, ouch jurisdictions as wish to form grand chapters will be heard. There is also to be a spaaial commission from tho feandwich Island, the mem bers of which wish to form a grand chapter. This will ba the first convo cation that has ever been obliged to deal at length with Masonic conditions in those islands. There will be special ceremonies commemorative of the death of M. E. Joseph Potts Horner, general grand high priest of the general grand chapter, whose death renders so many elections neeosrary. These will be con ducted in accordance with the ritual, and, us the deceased Mason had at tained an uuusu.il degree of Masonic dignity, having been elevated to tbo sovereign grand inspector generalship of the Ibirty-third degrees, the cere monies will bo of special interest to tho generality of the delegates. England has sent tokens of fraternal esteem aud Masonic regard. Europe Is in entire sympathy with the Ameri can Grand Chapter. The convention will be in session about hve days. There promises to be a very lively eon- tost botweeu tbe east nnd tbe south for the next triennial meeting in 1807. The southern delegates will support At lanta. Ga.. while the oust will be di vidod between Philadelphia, New York and Boston. The delegations from the Virginias will favor Washing ton, D. C. HOME CAMP MEETING. Interesting Dtvotloaal Ezirolsea and Large Attendance at Nichol'i Grove. Svtcial to tht Scranton Tribune. Clark's Summit, Aug. 19 The home camp meeting which is being held in Niohol's grove, and conducted by Evuueelist G. D. Moore and wife, Is meeting with much succoss. Meetings are largely attended and uinoh good is beinar done. Meetings were held each afternoon aud evening during last week and all dav today. The order of services today consisted of preaching bv R' F. H. Pursonfl at 10 80 o'clock; nt 2.UJ p. m., buptiin of ISO CI children followed bv u children's meet ing, led by lira. Moore. At 0 80 the Epworth league led bv Mrs. Coon, and at 7 20 a sermon on '"Hell" by Rev. G. D, Moore, comprised the interesting nnd instructive ex rones. Large num bers attended. DEATH ON THE HAIL. Two Man Go D.wn Before D L & V. Locomotives. Wilkes Barre, Pa., Aug. 19. James Gibbons, a minor of one of the Wyom ing collieries about six miles from tbis city while intoxicated sat down on tbe edge of 'the pli.tform of the station of the Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern this morning nod was struck by tbe locomotive of a passing train and instantly killed. A man named Ed. Welob, nged 50 years, of Multby, was walking the track of the Bloomsburg railroad early yesterday miming, when he was struck by a freight train and terribly injured. He died at the Pittston hos pital this evening from the result of his injuries. UNDER CAR WHEELS. Unknown Man at Wyoming Station Fails to Get Out of the Way of a Passenger Train. fpecial to the Scranton Tribunt. Pittston. Pa., Aug. 19 At the hos pital tonight there lies at the point of death an unknown man, aged about 65 years, who met with a peculiar aoci dent at Wyoming yesterday afternoon. When the down passenger train on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western that leaves Scranton at 3.50 o'clock drew up to the station at Wyoming an aged uiau was sitting on the platform with his foet depindiug over the rails. Whether he did not hear the train, was not seen by the engineer, or was unable to move in response to the u?ual signals is not known. All thnt is known is that ho was crushed under the wheels und that tha physician at the Oregon hospital does not expect him to recover. It is said here tonight thut a man was also killed at Luzirne Borough, while walking on tha truck, The re port cannot l e verified. WILL DE NO VETO. Appoaranota Indicat Tbat tin Presi dent Will Sign Tariff Bill. Washington, Aug, 19. There is good reason to believe that the week that opens tomorrow will tbe close of the second session of the Fifty-third congress. The work of the senate is finished; the last of tbe appropriatiou bills was completed aud the conferenae repot t adopted Fridav, and there is nothing now for the senate to do but clean op the ends of the very busy and very entertaining session. About the only thing tbat keeps sen ators here is the tariff bill, and the gen eral improssiou is now tbat the presi dent will permit it to become a law j tm t as soon as the treasury cLicia'n are ready to Carry it mtoi effstt, l nut he does not intoud to veto the bill is clear, for the law print is now being prepared at the government priming office. After tomorrow it is likely the senate will meet for a short time daily and then adjourn pending tho reception of the tariff til I. Until it is known just when to expect this measure from the presi dent, it is not likely that a joint reso lution fixing a day for adjourumint will be introduced. SQUIRREL HUNTER'S LUCK. Found a Sack ot Gald and Silver Cola Aggregating $10,000. Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 19. B. S. Saimdeis, of Indian Bay, Ark., went squirrel hunting and carried hoini a iucKof gold nnd silver coin aggregating little over 10,000. These he found under a big oak which was uprooted last week nn land owned by M. G. Cart- right, of Ripley, Miss. lbe money 13 nearly all of American mints, and none of it bears date later than tho bngiuning of tbe civil war. It is believed to huvd been buried by the outlaw Johu A. Murrell. THE PRINTERS' HOME. Investigation of the management of the Colorado Springs' Institution. COLOKADO fcPIUNflS, Colo., Aug. 19. An investigatiou into the management of the Childa-Drexel Union Printers' home in this city is being conducted by the visiting committee. A. L. Runyon, of Pueblo; V, A. Whitemier and James J. Burns, of Denver, and Joseph Conway, of Kansas City, An inmate notified Superintendent scuuman of charges of conspiracy with thre.its of ill treatment. It is believed generally here that tbo management will be vindicate!. WERE WELL CONNECTED. Indiana's Bust Citizeni Engage in Fatal Hostilities. Thornton, Aug. 19. During a fisht over tbe possession of two dissolute women lust night Charles Sutton crushed tho skull of Hiram MaDonald with a rock nnd John Sexton shot Charles Patterson. McDonald died within an bonr and Patterson is dying, All the participants were well connected. WAFTED FROM WASHINGTON. The anarchist bill will be favorably re ported by the house judiciary committee. The treasury department has invited proposnls for striking 53,757 medals of award for exhibits at the World's fair. There has boon a vorv heavy decline in the potato crop this season, nccordiug to aarieultural department reports. 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