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SCItAXTOX, PA., TUESDAY MOBXIXG, NOVEMBER' 20, 1894.
TWO CEXTS A COPY.
CABINET 1SJSADE AT LAST
General Reeder, of Easton, for Secre
tary of the Commonwealth.
M'CORMICK,ATTOKXEY GENERAL
Colonel Thomas J. Stewart, of Xorrlstown,
Is Named us Adjutant General and
Lewis . Bcitler, of Philadelphia,
Becomes Private Secretary.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19.
It was officially announced tonight
that the make-up of Governor-elect
Hastings' cabinet has been decided
upon. Governor Hastings' official ad
visors will be as follows: Secretary of
the commonwealth, Frank Reeder, of
Easton; attorney general, Henry Clay
McCormlck, of Wllliamsport; adjutant
general, Thomas J. Stewart, of Norrls
town; private secretary, Louis E. Belt
ler, who Is now private secretary to
Mayor Stuart, of Philadelphia. The In
cumbent of the position of superintend
ent of banking has not yet been chosen.
Who the Fortunate Ones Are.
General Frank Reeder is a native and
resident of Easton, Northampton coun
ty. He was born May 22, 1S45, and Is the
Eon of Andrew Reeder, the first governor
of the territory of 'Kansas. Knterlng
Princeton at the age of 15, he left it In 1SU2
to enlist as a private in the Fifth Penn
sylvania regiment, and served until it was
mustered out. P.e-enlisllng In the One
Hundred and Seventy-fourth regiment, he
served In South Carolina. In October, 1803,
he helped recruit a cavalry regiment, and
went out again as captain. His bravery
and etliclent services led to his promotion
to colonel and brevet brigadier general,
commanding a brigade before he was cf
age. After the war he studeld law, und
practiced In New Yoflc, where he was as
sociated with the late President Arthur.
Returning to Easton, and engaging In
his profession, he was In 1S73 appointed by
president Grant Internal revenue collec
tor for the Eleventh dlntrlct. He was ateo
brigadier general In the National guard,
tmmandlng Uhe Fifth brigade. Gen
eral Reeder has long been prominent In
Republican politics, and was a delegate to
the national convention of 18S8 and vssi.
He was never a candidate for office ex
cept in 1893, when he ran for congress
against Howard Mutchler, reducing large'
y. the Democratic majority in that diS'
trlct.
Henry C. McCormlck, of Wllliamsport
Is a native of Lycoming county, and Is CO
years of age. He was educated at Dick
inson seminary and studied law, being
admitted to the bar In 18GC. He has since
been actively engaged in the practice of
his profession, and ranks among the
ablest attorneys of the state. Mr. Mc
Cormlck never held public oflice until 188(1,
when he was elected to congress from the
Sixteenth district. He was re-elected in
3888, and earned the reputation of an ac
tive and useful representative.
Thomas J. Stewart, of Montgomery,
wen horn In 1818 near Belfast. Ireland, and
was brounht by his parents to NorriS'
town, Montgomery county, where he now
resides. He enlisted in the One Hundred
and Thirty-eighth regiment, Pennsylva
nia volunteers, at the age of 1C. He was
elected to the legislature In 1881, and in
1880 was elected secretary or internal ar
fairs on the ticket with General Beaver.
In 1890 he was renominated and again
elected. Colonel Stewart has been con
nected with the National guard since K0
He Is prominent in the Grand Army of
the Republic, having served as assistant
adjutant general and commander of the
Department of Pennsylvania.
James Henry Lambert, of Philadel
phia, political editor of the Press, In
surance commissioner.
ENGLISH PEOPLE CHAGRINED
Over Triumph of Republican Party und
Protection in America.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Youngstown, , O., Nov. j9. Harry
Bonnell, a prominent Iron manufac
turer and member of the Mahoning
Valley Iron company, has Just returned
from a three months' trip through PJng
land. "When the Wilson bill was
passed, the manufacturers thought
England more greatly elated," said Mr.
Bonnell, "because they saw at once it
would open the ports of this country to
their products. The result of the elec
tions Nov. 6 greatly chagrined them,
as they know as well there as we do
here that the Republican party believes
In the principle of protection to home
Industries against the world. Under
the Influence of the Wilson bill, great
preparations are being made by the
manufacturers there to flood this coun
try with their goods. At Bradford I
was Informed the firm of Sir Titus Salt,
Sons & Co., of Saltalre, have orders to
run several months and refuse to book
more, anticipating higher prices.
"There Is a strong feeling In England
In favor of bimetallism. The governor
of the Bank of England, Mr. Grenfell,
is strongly in favor of It and has so
expressed himself In public. He Is a
nephew of Lord Salisbury and admits
that In studying the question from the
standpoint of American economists, he
was converted to It. A .tour through
the manufacturing districts of England
will convince any one that Democratic
success means prosperity to England
ai d the reverse to the United States,
ana ttat. with the HepuUlcans in
power, we In every way help our own
people In this country and not those
abroad."
HOWE IS ARRESTED.
Wanted in Philadelpnla on Chargo of
Fraud,
By the United Press.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 19. Jeptha D,
Howe, of the law firm of McDonald &
Howe, was arrested today on a warrant
charging him with being a fugitive from
Justice. Ho Is wanted In Philadelphia
on a charge of fraud preferred by the
Udellty Mutual Life Insurance com'
pany. It appears that Howe had Pit
zel, of this city, Insured In the Fidelity
company for $10,000. A few months ago
Pitzel went to Philadelphia and later It
was reported that he had been killed in
an explosion.
The insurance people claim that the
body bore evidence of having been
Saturated with some Inflammable fluid
and believe It was not the. corpse of
Pitzel.
TO SIFT IMMIGRATION.
Colonel W. A. Stone WIjr.Try to Push Ills
j Measure xwotigh.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
" Washington, Nov.' 19. Representative
W. A. Stone, of Pennsylvania, is de
termined to push his bill for the further
restriction of Immigration, and hopes
to be able to accomplish something.
Colonel Stone says that the idea, of a
further restriction of Immigration has
been growing since congress adjourned.
He thinks that It Is becoming more pop
ular and the Importance of it was being
more fully realized than ever before.
He will, however, have the same dif
ficulty to contend with In the coming
session that he has had in the past, and
that is, the opposition of Chairman
Gelssenhalner, of the House Committee
on Immigration. That gentleman wa3
badly defeated for re-election and In
consequence is not likely to be any more
favorably disposed to immigration leg
islation than he has been. As long as
the Interests of certain steamships com
panies are affected by proposed legisla
tion, Mr.Selssenhalner will, it is feared,
be opposed to that legislation.
CARLISLE AND WILSON.
If the President Gets a Chunce, Ho Will
Promote Both.
Speclul to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Nov. 19. Two names are
prominently mentioned here as prob
able appointees to the supreme bench
In case of a vacancy. One Is that of
Secretary Carlisle, and the other Is Pro
fessor W. L. Wilson, chairman of the
house ways and means committee.
Mr. Carlisle has been credited with an
ambition to occupy a seat on the su
preme bench, as he has held almost
every other position of rank and honor
In the gift of the people and the admin
istration. Mr. Wilson is named because
It is thought that the president wishes
to take care of him.
THAT GOLD WITHDRAWAL.
The Bank Presidents of New York Are In
clined to l et Koch Bank Take Its Own
Course of Action.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 19. There hus been
considerable missionary work among
the bank presidents today regarding
the subscriptions to the bond issues.
There were many informal conferences
of two and three different presidents.
The result of these conferences brings
to light the disinclination of the banks
to distribute the loss of gold which will
come from the subscriptions pro rata
among the associated banks of New
York, according to the percentage of
each bank's holding of gold. This was
the method taken in February.
The banks now appear to prefer to
let each individual bank take its own
course of action regarding th sur
render of lis gold. The calls for gold
from out of town correspondents are
quite numerous, and the withdrawal's
of gold from the sub-treasury by New
York banks are made on orders from
correspondents in the Interior.
There was withdrawn today nearly
two million in gold from the sub-treasury
and the amount withdrawn from
the sub-treasuries throughout the coun
try with which to purchase bonds is es
timated at $4,000,000 since last Thurs
day. The net loss of gold to thp gov
ernment is not so great, as Rome gold
has been paid In during that period.
PACT OR FICTION', WHICH .'
If Fact, the Message 'tells of Another
TruRcdyof the Sea.
By the United Press.
Bayfield, Ont., Nov. 19. On the beach
near here today was found a bottle con
taining a paper on which was written:
'The heavens bless you, my deaf wife.
We are on a rock at Cheboygan Reef
and sinking with all hands. Water five
feet in the hold. God take care of vou
and daughters. Yours, A. A. Cartiere."
The vessel's name is given as the
Charles A, Eddy. The paper on which
the note was written also contained a
list of groceries dated Buffalo, Oct. 9.
WHY NOT END THE FARCE?
Attorney , 'General Olney and District At
torney Barney Vainly Confer.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 19. Attorney Gen
eral Olney and District Attorney Bar
ney were In consultation this afternoon
as to the future course of the prosecu
tion against the recalcitrant witnesses
before the senate sugar Investigating
committee.
They reached no agreement.
A DUEL WITH AXES.
One of the Fighting Woodmen Has His
Arm and Shoulder Severed.
By the United Press.
Hopklnsvllle, Nov. 19. Word comes
from Trenton that two woodchoppers
engaged in a bloody duel near that
place yesterday, using axes as weapons.
I he arm and shoulder of one man
were completely severed from his body.
The other man was badly hurt.
KEYSTONE VIGNETTES.
' A fall of coal at Ashland killed Phllin
Smith.
The price of bread at Pottsvllle has been
reduced ' per cent.
Forests In Schuylkill county are beln'ir
stocked with quail and rabbits.
A free library boom has struck Erie and
the volumes are coming In rapidly.
Harry Brooks has been arrested at ISrie
for the alleged murder of Henry C. Young.
Jostled from a car at Cornwall, Con
ductor Peter Shay was mangled to death
by his train.
The annual love feast and feet washing
ceremony was celebrated by German Bap
tists at Stevens.
A thief halted little Phoebe Sehaeffer
at Pottstown, was hotly pursued by a
posse, but escaped capture.
Seven years In prison Is the penalty suf
fered by the Sunbury negro brute, Thomas
Peach, fho assaulted Miss Julia Hicks.
Palatinate college, at Myerstown, may
be Bold to the Esherlte Evangelicals, w ho
have surrendered Schuylkill seminary.
Connollsvllle people want Postmaster
Harry Marietta, recently convicted of
aiding coke rioters, dismissed from oflice.
There Is talk of changing the county
seat of Bradford connty from Towanda
to Athens before the new court house Is
built.
The body of a man supposed to be John
Duffy, the Mlnersvlllo llpuor dealer, who
recently disappeared, was found In the
river at Pottsvllle.
Attempting to rescue live stock from
Henry WaBhelm's burning stable at Eas
ton, Policeman Herman was overcome by
smoke and nearly perished,
The suit of Mrs. Caroline Tracy to re
cover J10.000 life insurance from the Alu
tual Reserve association, of Heading, has
been tawn to tne uniteu states court.
Suit for J25O.0OO has been brought by S.
H. Barrett, at Pottsvllle, against the
Pennsylvania railroad, for damages done
In the building of the Shenandoah branoh.
LAST FUNERAL CF CZAR
Alexander HI Rests in the Tomb of
His Fathers.
THE IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES
Thirty .Members of the fcuropcan Royal
families in Attenduncc-The Streets
Thronged with People Good
Order Prevailed.
By the United Press.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 19.
The body of the late Czar Alexander
III was placed In the tomb of his
fathers beneath the fortress Cathedral
of St. Peter and St. Paul today, seven
teen days nfter his death. The funeral
services were the most elaborate of any
similar service that have ever taken
place In Russia, and the last rites were
performed In the presence of an assem
blage of royalty and representatives of
royalty such as seldom or never con
gregated In similar circumstances
under the roof of the sacred edifice.
More than thirty members of European
royal families were In attendance, and
with their suites and the representa
tives of sovereigns who were unable to
be present in person, the monarchlal
representatives numbered several hun
dred. The ceremonies were conducted with
all the pomp with which the ritual of
the Greek church Is capable, and with
all the display that the Russia court
could command. The streets were
thronged with people throughout the
day and the utmost good order pre
vailed. Story of the Day.
The correspondent of the United
Press, who was an eye witness, tells
the story of the day as follows:
The morning opened cold and foggy.
There was no rain; but a thick mist
overhung the streets and the emblems
of mounting were dripping with mois
ture. Tli? populace were astir before
daylight, and lines of people converged
upon the fortres3 cathedral of St. Paul
where the booming of cannon an
nounced the beginning of the funeral
services. The troops, which had been
told oft for duty took their positions and
the thoroughfares were lined with In
fantry, cavalry and artillery. From
eight o'clock until the hour of the fun
eral there was a continuous flow of state
carriages conveying the high officials,
who we. e siialng hast - to lake posses
sion of the places In the cathedral,
which had been allotted them.
The religious ceremony over the body
of the dead emperor was probably the
most magnificent ceremony of modern
times, In Its external uspects far excell
ing In h- atity and grandeur the memor
ial buiiul service of Alexander III. The
music was devlne and the performance
of the liturgy sublime in the extrme.
The surroundings were subdued in
color, but they were of a quiet char
acter, which greatly enhanced the
splendor of the whole fcene. The
cream of the royalty and nobility of
the empire assisted at the service and
princes of the blood, prelates of the
orthodox church, noblemen, representa
tives of foreign sovereigns and princes,
foreign diplomats and other distin
guished persons Joined in the devotions.
DISASTROUS WRECK.
Sixteen Carloads of Coul Go Through a
Trestle.
By the United Presn.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. ID. A disastrous
railroad accident occurred at Larimer,
on a branch line of the Pennsylvania
ralroad about twenty-five miles east of
this city at 4 o'clock this afternoon, In
which It Is believed four or five coal
miners and probably more lost their
lives. The list of the dead as far as can
be learned Is as follows:
Frank Rice, married: Fred Loyn;
Fred Loyn, his son, aged 17. The train
wrecked consisted of sixteen car loads
of coal and was Jut pulling out from
the new Larimer mines, and on board
were a number of miners. As It was
crossing over a trestle near Larimer
Btatlon the axle on the second car broke
down, the balance of th" enrs piling up
In a heap, which resulta '. In the break,
lng of the trestle and the whole mass
of cars and human beings went down
with a crash Into th creek below.
FIGHT WAS A DRAW.
Bout Between Zlcglcr and McAullffe Dis
appoints the Crowd.
By the United Press.
Co.iey Island, N. Y., Nov. 19. Fully
3,000 spectators were assembled at the
Sea Beach Palace hall tonight to wit
ness the boxing entertainment given
under the auspices of the Atlantic Ath
letic club.
The final bout of the evening, and
one which has attracted much atten
tion, was between Jack McAullffe, light
weight champion of the world, and
Owen Zlegler, of Philadelphia, who but
recently graduated from the ranks of
the amateurs.
At, the third round the referee an
nounced the bout a draw, and In the
same breath Informed the crowd that
McAullffe had broken his left hnnd. The
crowd went away very much disap
pointed,
FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
Six People Scalded to Death and Several
Injured,
By the United Press.
Cale, I.T., Nov. 19. The boiler In
John Malcolm's exploded this morning:
The killed are:
Charlie Malone, a pressman; Will
Robblns, engineer. Mrs. John Malcolm
wife of the proprietor; Hal Morris, of
Kansas City; Oeorge Townsend and
Alex. Jonklns, of Cale, were probably
fatally scalded. William Creel, colored
face scalded; II. D. Miller, colored
badly bruised. M. S. Brown, pressman;
was the y one uninjured. ,
WALTON SURE TO WIN.
The Philadelphia Candidate Has a Clear
Track for the Speakership.
By the United Press.
Harrisburg, Nov. 19. The action of
the Republican members of the Phila
delphia, Allegheny, Lancaster and
Montgomery delegations In declaring for
Henry Walton, of Philadelphia, for
speaker of the next house will probably
culminate In his unanimous selection
by the Republican house caucus.
Representative Kunkel, of this city.
had been assured of support of his can-
dldaey for speaker from a considerable
number of members, but the formid
able strength Mr. Walton has exhib
ited has induced the virtual withdrawal
of Mr. Kunkel from the race. Since
Representative Seyfert, of Lancaster,
and Kunkel, of Harrisburg, are no
longer candidates, Walton seems to
have a clear track, the other aspirants
having developed no material strength.
Walton has already received pledges to
support him from 123 Republicans of
the house.
ASTOR'S MANSION INVADED.
An Unwashed Tramp Found Asleep in One
of the Guest Chambers.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 19. A typical Bow
ery lodging-house tramp was found
asleep last night in a bed in one of the
guest chambers at the Astor mansion.
One of the men servants summoned a
policeman to the house. He was sure
that a stranger had found his way into
the house and was asleep in one of the
rooms. The policeman went up four
flights of stuirs, and, opening a door In
dicated by the servant, found lying
awake in a bed with finest lace hang
ings, the tramp, unshaven and stripped
to hl3 undershirt.
The lodger was not the least discon
certed. He said he had found the car
riage gates open and had secured an en
trance without difficulty.
CONVICTS AGAIN LEASED.
Alabama's Democratic legislature Goes
Back on One of Its Promises.
By the United Press.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 19. A bill
was Introduced In the house of repre
sentatives yesterday providing that the
state convicts be leased again to mine
operators. Two years ago the Demo
cratic legislature on the strength of
promises made the free miners of the
Birmingham district to remove the con
victs from competition with them,
bought an Immense farm twenty miles
north of here and put the convicts to
work.
The plan has not been found to oper
ate satisfactorily, as the convicts have
been an expense rather than a source
of revenue to the state. Hence the bill,
GIHSON'S END NEAR.
The General Wasting Away und Cunnot
I.ust Muny Days.
By the United Press.
Tiffin, O., Nov. 19. The condition of
General Gibson became much more
critical today, and it is evident that the
end is near. He can no longer talk
above a whisper, and even that exer
tion tires him so that he seldom at
tempts It.
His wife, daughters, their husbands
and children are with him. He takes
little or no nourishment and cannot be
prevailed upon to take any medicine,
fearing he cannot retain it on his stom
ach. He Is slowly wasting away, and
he cannot last many days.
IS ROCH THE STR ANGLER?
Denver Police Are Confident That They
Have the Murderer.
By the United Press.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 19. Chief of Po
lice Armstrong declares that In his
opinion Frank Roch, who has been un
der arrest for a few days, Is the man
that murdered the three women of Mar
ket street.
Roch has given nothing but stolid de
nials or evasions of all attempts to
wring a confession from him.
JONES DIES HAPPY.
Prevents the Return of Grief by Cutting
His Throat with a Huzor.
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Nov. 1. "I never
felt happier In my life," Bald Owen
Jones, of Buttonwood, to his daughter
as he closed the Bible he had been read
ing.
A few minutes afterward he cut his
throat from ear to ear with a razor
and expired.
PAYNE MAY HE LYNCHED.
The Negro Who Attempted to Assault
.Mrs. Rush Is in Uunger.
By the United Press.
Fayette, Mo., Nov. 39.-Isome Payne,
the negro who attempted to criminally
assault Mrs. Mary Rush lust Thursday
evening and made his escape, was
captured at Clinton, Mo., hiBt night.
Deputy Sheriff W illiams will return to
Fayette with him tonight.
There Is strong talk of lynching.
Powderly's Friends Vnscated.
,By the United Press.
New Orleans, Nov. 19. At today's con
vention of the Knights of Labor the min
ers' delegations from Indiana, Ohio and
Pennsylvania were unseated. The min
ers are in the Powderly camp and Pow
derly himself proposes to lead a vigorous
fight and keep the controlling knights
here much longer than they expected.
The miners were unseated by a vote, of
34 to 27. which shows that Sovereign and
Hayes will be re-elected.
Gold Agnin Withdrawn.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. '19. Gold was with
drawn at the New York sub-treasury to
day in exchange for currency to the
amount of (1,648,000.
.Mr. Kilmer's Pension Renewed.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 19, Among the pen
sion certificates issued yesterday Is one of
renewal to James II. Kilmer, of Aloosle.
WAFTED BY WIRE.
Friends of free silver will hold a Bllver
conference at St. Louis Nov. 27.
The Lotus club, of New York, banpueted
Dr. A. Conan Doyle, the English novelist.
To end his mental troubles. Rev. Rob
ert Klein, of Port Huron, Mich., hanged
himself. i .
A fall from a moving train at Shelby,
Ind., killed Jeremiah Sullivan, a Chicago
ticket broker.
It Is Bald that Congressman W. C. P.
Breckinridge has signed with C. D. Hess
for a lecture tour.
Nine Indictments for forgery and grand
larceny were found against J. c. Thomp
son, the mlsBing cashier of the Sedalia
(Mo.) National bank.
Before an Immense crowd a bronze
statue of the Danish sculptor, Thorvald
sen, was unveiled at the Fifty-ninth street
entrance .to Central park, New York.
Two years after strange disappearance,
the young daughter of Mrs. Parrot t, of
Mattoon, III, was found with a band of
gipsies, revisiting the neighborhood,
The Garfield Memorial association trus
tees at Cleveland elected Andrew 8quire
and Levi P. Morton to vacancies left by
the deaths of ex-President Hayes and ex
Secretary Blaine, , . t
AWFUL ACT OF A
Kills His Mother, Brother, ami Sister
and Commits Suicide.
HE FIRST FIRES THE BL1LD1XG
Thomas Porterchcck Arms Himself with
an Axe and Finishes Up the Family
with the Exception of one Sister
Who Jumps from a Window.
Wellsvllle, Mo., Nov. 19.
This village -was the scene of a hor
rible triple murder and suicide early
this morning, which wiped out all but
one member of a family. Thomas Por
tercheck, with his mother, two Bisters
and a brother, occupied a snmll house
half a mile from the business portion of
the village. They were Bohemians in
humble circumstances. Yesterc'ay
afternoon Thomas was discovered act
ing strangely and gave Indications that
his mind was deranged. He labored
under the. hallucination that his neck
was broken and insisted that u phy
sician be summoned. His relatives en
deavored to convince him of his error
and tried to get him to bed. He in
sisted on sitting up all night.
Late at night the family retired, leav
ing Thomas in a rocking chair. At 3
o'clock this morning his sister Mary
was awakened by an agonizing scream
from her mother. When she emerged
from her bed she found her mother ly
ing on the floor while Thomas stood
above her brandishing an uxe. The floor
was covered with blood, and from an
adjoining room her brother James could
be heard moaning in the agony of
death.
The Escape from a Window.
The girl ran through the house and
finding all the doors locked, opened a
window and Jumped to the ground. She
remained under the window, and as her
maniac brother made no attempt to
follow her, she stood and watched him
at his murderous work. The murderer
seized a can of coul oil and after pour
ing It over the floor and furniture, set it
on lire. He then drew a butcher ltnlfo
across his throat and fell by the side
of his dead mother. The girl attempted
to extinguish the flames, but they
spread so quickly that In less than ten
minutes the house was like a furnace
The screams of the girl awakened tht
neighbors and they rushed to the scene
but the flames had finished the work
which the maniac had commenced.
When the blazing wood had cooled
sufficiently to allow a search of the
ruined home, four bodies were found
blackened und charred. They were
those of Mrs. Portercheck, her youngest
daughter and her sons, James and
Thomas. Investigation showed that
the mother, daughter and son, James,
had been horribly mutilated by an axe.
It is believed that Thomas had first
killed his brother, then his sister, and
mother. It was probably his intention
to kill hlu sister Mary also. The mother
had been confined to her bed for twelve
years.
THEY WANT THAT BOUNTY.
louibiunu Sugar Growers Are Not iSatis-
ficd at .McComus' Ituling.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 19. General J. L.
Brent and G. E. Hamilton, counsel for
the Miles Planting and Manufacturing
company of Louisiana, In Its applica
tion for a writ of mandamus to compel
Secretary Carlisle and Commissioner
Miller of the internal revenue bureau
to examine the plant of the company as
a preliminary step In obtaining the
sugar bounty for the present year which
It is claimed has been repealed by the
new tariff act today, filed a brief in the
district court of appeals, on its appeal
from the decision of Judge McComus
overruling the application.
The claims made by the appellants
are that the provisions of the McKlnley
law authorizing the payment of bounty
to sugar producers and manufacturers
are In full force and are left unrepealed
by the new tariff act; and that the duty
of the secretary of the treasury and the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Is a
ministerial duty and not one Involving
the exercise of discretion as claimed by
them and sustained by Judge McComas.
SENATOR ROSS DEAD.
The Democratic Member from Bucks Ex
pires After Serious Illness.
By the United Press.
. Doylestown, Pa., Nov. 19. State Sena
tor George Ross died at his 'home here
this morning. Mr. Ross' term would
have expired with the present legisla
ture. He was not a candidate for re
election. Mr. Ross was born In Doylestown, Aug.
24, 1841. He graduated from Princeton
college In 1K01, was udmltted to the bar In
lsM, and practiced ever since In Bucks
and neighboring counties. He was a
member of the state constitutional con
vention In 1873; was elected to the state
senate In 1886 and re-elected In 1890. He
was the Democratic candidate for con
gress from the Seventh district In 18S1
and 1888.
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
It Operates So As to Keep. More Democrats
In Public Office.
By the United Press. (
Washington, Nov. 19. On the recom
mendation of the postmaster general,
the president has extended the benefits
of the civil service to employes of postal
transfer or sub-stations. About 300 peo
ple are affected. They were Inadvert
ently left out of a former classification.
The president signed the extension or
der Saturday and it will go Into effect
without delay.
KNIGHTS AT WORK.
They Consider Cases of Pennsylvania Mi
ners, but Decide Nothing.
By the United Press.
New Orleans, Nov. 19. The Knights
of Labor did nothing at their session to
day other than consider the fcase of the
Pennsylvania miners.
They adjourned without reaching a
conclusion.
' TWENTY DAYS OF GRACE.
Justice Train Signs an Order Affecting
Sage and Gould.
By the United Press.
New York, Nov. 19. Justice Truax,
In the supreme court chambers, has
signed an order granting Russell Sage
and George J. Gould and the other
exequtors of the will of his father, Jay
Gould, twenty days additional time to
answen or to demur to the complaint
in the action brought by the bond
holders to recover the proceeds of secu
rltes which were placed In the hands
of Jay Gould and Sage and trustees of
the consolidated bondholders of the
Kansas Pacific Railroad company,
which, Is Is charged, amounted to $11,
000,000, and were taken by the trustees
and put in their own pockets.
LOOKS LIKE SOME FUN.
Kolb Said to Be Contemplation an Oliver
Cromwell Move.'
By the United Press.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 19. When
the legislature met this morning it
leaked out from among the Kolbltes
that Kolb would today or tomorrow
come to Montgomery and be sworn in
as governor and then issue a proclama
tion to the people of the state declaring
that he had been legally and lawfully
elected chief executive. What further
steps, if any, he proposes to take or
whether or not he will attempt to estab
lish' a dual government Is not known.
It Is believed that Governor Jones will
at once have Captain Kolb arrested for
treason If he attempts to be sworn In,
THAT INSURANCE FRAl'D.
Holmes Confesses in Boston That lie
Palmed Off u Bogus Corpse ou the Life
Insurance Company.
By the United Press.
Boston, Nov. 19 H H. Holmes, the
life Insurance swindler arrested in this
city, was taken from the city prison to
police headquarters today. He was
then taken Into the municipal court
room, where Judge El dismissed the
case against him here, so that he can be
delivered to the police of Philadelphia.
He made a full confession. The police
and Pinkertou men are still at work on
the case in connection with the Phila
delphia police, and It Is believed thut in
the course of a few days some addi
tional Information in connection with
the big conspiracy will be unearthed.
In his confession the man is said to
have been careful not to Implicate any
others with himself, and lie positively
(Stated that the body found in the room
at Philadelphia was not that of P. Y.
Pitzel, the man Insured, but the body of
some unknown person whose corpse he
obtained from a medical friend. The
policeauthorities are somewhat Inclined
to disbelieve Holmes' story in that
connection and It is stated that they
feel almost positive that Pitzel was
murdered.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19. The grand
Jury this afternoon indicted Herman
Mudgett, alias II. H. Holmes, who is
under arrest in Boston; Jeptha D.
Howe, the St. Louis attorney, and Car
rie A. Pitzel, alias Cook, whose where
abouts are kept a secret, but who will
probably be arrested today for obtain
ing $10,000 Insurance from the Fldelty
Mutual Life Insurance association, of
this city, upon the death of B. V. Pitzel.
The bill charges "conspiracy to cheat
and defraud." Extradition papers will
at once be Issued for the purpose of
bringing the accused to Philadelphia
for trial
Vice President McKnlght, of the Fi
delity Life association, announced this
afternoon that Mrs. Pitzel, alias Cook,
had been arested today In Burlington,
Vt and that she had confessed to the
conspiracy. Mr. McKnlght further
stated that Lawyer Howe was arrested
today In St. Louis.
Boston, Nov. 19. Mrs. Carrie Pitzel,
wife of the, man whose life was Insured
for $10,000, was found in Burlington, Vt.,
and came to this city today with a
Plnkerton dt-teetlve, where she Is held
on the charge of conspiracy after the
fact. When she arrived at police head
quarters, she realized for the first tlma
that she was under suspicion, her trip
to Boston having ostensibly been made
for the purpose of meeting Holmes. She
fuinted dead away, but later recovered
her composure and told the officers what
she knew of the case.
To the best of her knowledge she be
lieves that he husband is alive, but she
Is not certain. Neither does she know
the whereabouts of three children
other than the two who are with her.
All she knows Is that Holmes has re
peatedly told her that she would meet
Pitzel and the children In different
places, only to be disappointed when
she went there.
It Is the suspicious things that make
the police tend tu !the theory that
Holmes has done away w ith Pitzel and
that he has been deceiving the wife In
the matter all along.
The police Intimate' that perhaps
Holmes and Pitzel were Involved In
business troubles to such a degree that
Pitzel was murdered by Holmes so as to
get a dangerous man out of the way.
WAS WILSON'S BROTHER.
llut Ills Nume Was Not Like the Kx-Vlce
President'.
By the United Press.
Natlck, Mass., Nov. 19. George Albert
Colbath, one of the two living brothers
of the late Henry Wilson, ex-vice-president
of the United States, whose orig
inal name was Jeremiah Colbath, died
last night.
The other brother is John Colbath, of
Whltelield, N. H.
Court to Tuke a Keccss.
By the United Press.
Washington, Nov. 19. Chief Justice Ful
ler announced to the bar at the opening of
the supreme court of the United States
today that upon adjournment of court
next Friday, a recess would be taken until
Monday, Dec. 3.
Jumped Through u Port Hole.
By the United Press.
Quarantine, 8. I., Nov. 19. Eugene
Hayes, aged 35 years, a steward ,of the
steamer La ,Touraine, .while Buffering
from delirium tremens, jumped through
one of the port holes Into the sea and was
drowned on Nov. 15.
Walton Captures Duupliln, Too.
By the United Preos.
Harrisburg, Nov. 19. At a meeting of
the Dauphin county legislative delegation
today resolutions were adopted Indorsing
Henry P. Walton, of Philadelphia, for
speaker of the next house and pledging
him their support.
Champion Wing Shot.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Nov. 19. George Kllneman,
who holds the medal as champion wing
shot of America, and Dr. Carver Bhot a
100-blrd match today for JloO a side. Car
ver won by a score of 91 to 87.
WEATHER REPORT.
Fair; warmer In western portion; varl
able winds. ,
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100 Ladies' Umbrellas, "Extra
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40 Ladies' Umbrellas, Twilled
Union Silk, natural wood, rubber
and horn handles, $1.75.
60 Ladies' Umbrellas, Twilled
Union Silk, black, brown, navy
garnet and green, handles, small
Dresden knobs, ivory, natural root
or fancy bent sticks, with neat
silver trimmings, 2.25, 2.75,
3.25 and 83.75.
100 Gent's Umbrellas, English
Gloria, 75c.; Silk Gloria, 1.00;
Union Twilled Silk, 1.50 and 2;
Extra Union Twilled Silk, 2.50, '
3.00 and 3.05; sizes 28, 30 and
32-inch. Handles finest imported
natural slicks, Weichsel, Congo,
Scotch furze, French oak, acacia
and olive , in bulbs, hooks, crooks
and roots.
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610 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
MIN
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313 Spruce Street.
Telephone, No. 4633.
We will have wet weather. We
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weather, It will be a healthful invest'
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114 Wyoming Avenue,
I
HAVE just returned
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
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Jewelry and Novelties, whether
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N. B.Look at our show windows as
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(408 SPRUCE STREET,
NEAR DIME BANK.