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Senate Pails to Consider l'orty-l'cr-Ccnt-Duty
House Wrangles Over the Appropriation
to Inforco tlio Collection of tho In
come Tax-Day Set Apart for Eulo
gies on .Myron 11. Wright.
By the United rress.
Washington, Dec. 12. The sonnto to
day signified unmistakably its Intention
not to be led into any tariff legislation
fit this session. A motion to take up
the house bill of last session mailing
sugar free of duty, with tho finance
committee's amendment to imposing a
flat duty of 40 per cent, on sugar, unit
r.bollshlng the differentials, was de
featedthe vote being, yeas, 23; nays,
The attempt to get up Mr. Vest's
cloture resolution was also defeated
yeas, 24; nays, 34. After the disposal
of Tome general business, the Nicar
agua canal bill was taken up, and Mr.
Gray (Dem., Del.) took the floor, lint
he expressed a preference for taking
ui ami acting upon Immediately the
bills fur free coal, free Iron ore, and for
Imposing a flat duty of 40 per cent, on
all sugars, doing away with the differ
entials of and 1,-10 ( t. He believed
It to be the duty of the senate as a mnt
ter of common justice and common re
gard for the interests of the country
to vote upon these bills at once. He,
the'efore, moved to proceed to the con
sideration of house bill to exempt
sugars, molasses, etc., from duty the
amendment reported from the (Inane?
committee being to Impose a flat duty
of 40 per cent, on all sugars.
Mr. Berry (Dem., Ark.) demanded tho
yeas and nays, and they were ordered.
The vote was taken and the motion w as
defeated yeas, 23; nays, 27, ns follows:
Yeas Messrs. Hate, Berry, Blackburn,
Cuffrcy.l'ocltrell, Coke, Faulkner, George,
Gray, Harris, Hill, Hunton, Jarvis, Mo
Laurin, Md'horson, Mills, 1'almer, Baseo,
Bugh, Vest, Vllus, Walsh, Washbnrn-2;!.
Nays Messrs. Aldrich, Allen, Allison,
Blaiicharil, Culloni, Dolpli, Dubois, G il
llnger, Hule, Hunsbrough, Hawley, Jlg
glns, Hoar, Kyle, I-oiigu, McMlllln, Man
dPison, Martin, Mitchell (Or.), Morrill,
Puffer, l'erkins, l'lutt, Tower, Quay,
ltoaeh, Teller 27.
Mr. Vest (Dem. Mo.) 'then moved to
take from the calendar his cloture reso
lution, and that motion was also de
feated yeas, 21; nays, J4. Among the
negative votes were those of Messrs.
Blanchard, Harris, Jones, Kyle, Mor
gan, I'efTer, and Itoach.
House Proceedings.
By a vote of 127 to 54, taken by tellers,
the house today refused to strike out
of the urgent deficiency bill the Item
of $245,095 to enforce the collection of
the Income tax provided for in the
tariff law parsed last session. The ap
propriation was antagonized by
Messrs. Bartlett and Cockran (Dems.
N. Y.), the former of whom made n
legal argument against the constitu
tionality of the tax, and tho latter a
vigorous protest ngainst the principle
of taxation Involved. Mr. McMlllln
(Dem. Tenn.), the author of the pro
vision, defended the appropriation and
the law, and used William Waldorf
Astor, who now lives in England, by
name, as an Illustration of tl)e expedi
ency and justice of the tax. He said
the law was on the statue book and
would remain there a statement
which evoked applause from the Demo
cratic side of the chamber.
The appropriation wus advocated by
Messrs. Henderson (Rep. Ia.) and Can
non (lit p. 111.). The ik fleiency also car
ried an item of $250,000 for the payment
of special pension agents, and this af
forded an opportunity to General Hen
derson (Rep. Ia.), Messrs. Daniel Ilen
N. Y.), Morse' (Hep. N. Y.), Slekiis
(Dem. N. Y.), and Bingham (Hop. Va.)
to criticise the administration and poli
cy of tho pension bureau.
On motion of Mr. Scranton (Rep. Va.),
the second Saturday In February, 1X1)5,
at 2 o'clock, was not apart for the de
livery of eulogies upon Myron' B.
Wright, late a representative from
.Board of Managers of National Associa
tion in Session.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 12. Tho board of
trustees of the National Lumber Deal
ers' association, and the board of man
agers of the bureau of information of
the same concern, have been In session
at 'the general offices of the association,
18 Broadway, for the past two days.
Business of Interest and importance
to the wholesale lumber trade generally
was transacted, and fiteps taken to
place the association upon a firmer
basis than ever.
One of the most Important resolutions
adopted was one providing for a com
mlttee, which was named by the presi
dent, to take up through the legal de
partment the cases against fraudulent
and dishonest dealers, and see thut
prosecutions are vigorously pushed
with a view to ridding tho trade of this
class of leeches.
A .Methodist Church and Other Property
Is Destroyed.
By the United Press.
Foiuythe, Oa., Dec. 12. A terrible
tornado reached here about 3 a. m. to
day. Many persona were injured and
a property loss of from $30,000 to $50,000
resulted. The Methodist church, valued
at $18,000 was completely destroyed. Tho
people became panic stricken. Kvery
fltore on the west side of tho public
square Was unroofed and many other
buildings had roofs torn oft and con
tents deluged with water.
The worst losers are C. M. Bloodworth
& Co., Proctor and Huddleston mnd W,
W. Hashworth, whose places were de
Andrew Jeutter Wows Off tho Top of His
By the United PreB.
Bradfcrd, Pa... Dec. 12. Andrew
Jeutter, an oil producer, committed
suicide -at his home In Glllmore. near
here, this morning by shooting himself
With a shot gun. Mr. Jeutter, for some
time past, has been operating In the
Ohio oil field. He returned from that
field about three weeks ago and has
since been In bad health. This morn
ing he rose and ate his breakfast as
usual, and, after the meal, went up
stairs. As he was passing out of the
dinning room he picked up a shot gun
belonging to his son. Sol, and carried
it up stairs. Mrs. Jeutter heard him
enter Sol's room, where he got a loaded
shell and slipped It Into the gun. Ho
then walked to the head of the stairs,
placing tho gun barrel against the side
of his head, pulled the trigger.
The top of his head was blown off
and the blood and brains were spat
tered over the walls and celling. He
leaves a widow, five sons and two
Samuel Scely Says Thut the Suicide Was
Ills Only Confederate.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Dec. 12. John M. Crane,
president of the National Shoe ' and
Leather bank of New York, arrived
here today and identified Samuel C.
Seely, the defaulter. Scely declined to
give Mr. Crane any Information, but
expressed his willingness to return to
New York If turned over to the United
States authorities.
In reply to the question, "Was any
one besides Frederick Baker interested
with you directly or Indirectly In this
defalcation?" Seely promptly respond
ed, "No sir, Baker was the man." Seely
will be taken to New York tomorrow.
War Against Prison Labor Enforces Idle
ness in an Ohio Institution und Convicts
llccumc Insane for Want of Exercise.
By the United Press.
Columbus, O., Dec. 12. A very start
ling story Is told by an olllcer ubout
the unavoidable condition of things nt
the Ohio penitentiary. There are 2,100
convicts confined there, only about 1,000
, them being employed nt work, the
balance remaining in the idle house.
This condition was brought about by
the warfare waged against convict-
made goods by labor organizations. The
legislature last winter passed a law re
quiring all prison-made goods to be
labeled as such, thus almost completely
shutting them out of the market. This
made It necessary for tho big contrac
tors to give up convict labor, and one
result is that more than half the pris
oners are idle.
While they were at work, the big
prison was more than Belf-supporting,
but now It Is runnnlg away behind.
Besides this, while the convicts were at
work, many of them earned consider
able money by overwork. This was
either sent to their relatives or held for
them. All this part of the story Is con
firmed by the prison ofliclals. Now it
Is claimed the idleness into which the
prisoners have been forced has a bad
effect upon their minds, and that three
or four of them show signs of Insanity
nearly every day, and to keep them
from becoming raving maniacs they are
compelled to run and jump and other
wise vigorously exercise until they are
completely tired out.
The guards to whom the correspondent
talked declare this is absolutely true,
while their superior officers declare that
they know nothing of such a state of
affairs. The conditions which are not
denied, however, make the story of
tho guards very probable.
Potions It Vp by Sending Munitions of
Wur to Madagascar.
By the United Press.
London, Dec. 12. The correspondent
of the Times at Berlin telegraphs that
the Berliner Tageblatt has a dispatch
from Port Louis, Mauritius, staling
that a quarrel has broken out between
the Queen of Madagascar and the
prime minister, her husband. The dis
patch further states that M. Le Myre
do Vllers, tho French special envoy,
has declared war ngainst Madagascar
und has started for home.
Marseilles, Dec. 12. Tho steamship
Trasonaddy Is to leave thlH port tomor
row with 3X0 marines and eighty tons
of ammunition for Madagascar.
STOLE 3,000 SHEE1. '
Wyoming Hunch man's Loss Through Dis
honest Drovers.
By the United Press.
Indianapolis, Dec. 12. George W. Ed
wards, of Rock Springs, Wyo., is here
to recover 800 head of sheep now at
Frankfort, Ind., stolen from him near
his Wyoming ranch, Oct. 30. He start
ed 3.0UO head from his ranch to Uaw
lins on that date. The men in charge
druve them to Klfle Creek, shipped them
to Kansas City, and sold them. Mr. Ed
wards was able to trace the sheep to
Savannah, 111., and to Chicago, where
they were sold. He recovered 1,100 head
at La Fox, 111.
County Officers' Fees. ,
By the United Press.
Harrlsbtirg, Dec. 12. The cases In which
the commonwealth Is attempting to re
cover from certain county ollleers In Phil
adelphia, Allegheny and Luzerne counties
half of tho fees of their several officers
under the uet of 1810, were argued today
ItefnrA .lltflirtu Hlmnntnn nml M,ltiiur,n
The amounts Involved are: Philadelphia,
i.ira.iw; Allegheny, J(i8,liXi.(j; Luzerne,
Death of George A. Yoho.
By the United Press.
Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. ' 12. George A.
Yohedled hero this afternoon of paralysis,
aged t2 years. Yohe was one of tho few
survivors of Collins' expedition to Brazil
In 1879, when the' steamer Metropolis waB
sunk off Cape Hutteras.
The typhlod fever epidemic at Mt. Car
bon continues unabated. Nearly $2,1X10
relief has been ruined.
While' attempting to rob the houso of
Patrick Hughes, near Pittsburg, Joseph
Mosburg wus fatally shot by Hughes.
After being -missed from home for
twenty-four years, David Hale yestcr
dey returned to his ased mother at New
Rev. It. 8. Laws, a colored Baptist
preacher of Pittsburg, was arrested on a
charge of false pretense in passing p.
worthless cheek.
Property owners at Mlnernvtlle have de
cided to sue the coal companies for al
lowing the culm to get Into the creek and
stop their drains.
The prevalence of diphtheria In Spring
uuy mis caused ui closing of the hlh
school and the stoppage of revival meet
ings at the Methodist Kulscopal church.
Wearing tho clothes In which she Was
to have been married, Alice Mohn ap
penred In court nt Reading yesterday to
prosecuto her faithless lover, George H.
Dumpert. lie was convicted, "i
Virginia's Statesman Thinks the Dem
ocracy Should IJracc I'p,
Ho Acknowledges the Utter Demoraliza
tion of the Party but Advises the Fol
lowers to Mukc an Dffort and Die
in a Dignified Way,
By the United Press. .
Washington, Dec. 12. Mr. Wilson, of
West Virginia, does not believe the pres
ent ses.ilon should be a routine one, but
that the chances of retrieving Democra
tic supremacy depend on a full and solid
record of reform legislation.
"To do little or nothing," he said to a
United Press reporter, "except pass the
appropriation bills and the lean list of
measures said to have been agreed on
by some of our party leaders, would
justify the charge that the Democratic
party Is Incapable of affirmative and
coherent politics. A bad party the
country may tolerate for a while, and
even vicious legislation, s the career of
the Bepubllcan party abundantly shows,
but an Impotent party everybody dis
misses with ridicule and contempt. Tho
country a.nd tihe Democratic party have
a right to vote on the separate 'tariff
bills sent to 'the senate, dealing with
coal, Iron ore, eugar, free alcohol and
barbed wllre, and there are some
amendments to the administrative
parts of the itariff bill suggested by tho
treasury department 'thait call for ac
tion." Mr. Wilson, who, 'at the time he spoke,
had not heard of ithe senaito's action on
Mr. Gr.iy's motion, expressed a strong
opinion tha.t the senate substitute on
sugar especially ought 'to pass. "Our
treaty and trade relations with Ger
many," he saild, "demanded ithe repeal
of the discriminating tax against sugar,
and protection of our people against
the trust called for the repeal of theone-
fighth protection on refined sugars."
"Have you heard that opponents of
the Income tax are told by friends of
the trust that the repeal of these two
differentials is in the Interest of that
tax?" he was asked. "Yes; but on the
contrary, such repeal would somewhat
Increase the import of rellned sugar.
add to our revenue and moderate the
power of the trust over American con
sumers. We should nlso pass a good
banking bill. There is danger of the
committee being asked to give too much
time to hearings nfter It has" gotten
through with the men whose counsel
is renlly valuable. If the bill prepared
by Mr. Carlisle amended and perfected,
If need be, could be gotten through the
house before the holidays, there would
be ample time for Its consideration In
the senate even with their present rules
and, of course, my suggestions imply
some change In these rules, for I believe
that If our people do not adopt some
form of previous question so that they
may dispose of relief measures, the Re
publicans will adopt it to pass their
There is a mighty difference between
legislative decrees without deliberation,
as we had In the Fifty-first congress,
and legislation by unanimous consent,
as seems to be the helpless condition
of every largo legislative body without
rules to bring measures to a vote. Under
the latter system there can be no party
supremacy and no response to popular
If we can deal with all these matters
wisely and some others of minor Im
portance we enn retire with dignity
from tho stage and challenge our suc
cessors to do us much for the people."
Sir John Thompson Suddenly Expires ut
Windsor Custlc.
By tho United Press.
London, Dec. 12. Sir John Thomp
son, premier of the Dominion of Can
ada, dlvd suddenly at Windsor castle
this afternoon shortly after tho ad
journment of the council which he went
to Windsor to attend.
After Sir John had been sworn In as
a member of the queen's privy council
ho sat at luncheon with the Marquis of
Itlpon and others, when he was sud
denly taken ill. Dr. Ellison, surgeon
In ordinary to the household at Wind
sor, was summoned, but Sir John was
dead before the doctor arrived.
Montreal, Dec. 12. Lady Thompson,
who Is fit present in this city, seems to
have had a premonition yesterday that
something was wrong with her hus
band. She confided her fears to Mrs,
Ouimet, wife of the minister of public
works, who laughed at her and sought
to cheer her up.
Lady Thompson Is much prostrated
over tho announcement of her hus
band's death. The entire city Is in
mourning. .
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 12. The sudden
death of Sir John Thompson has cast a
deep gloom over this city, and Hags
are Hying at half-mast on all public and
many private buildings.
Money Stolen from Ilim Twenty Years
Ago Returns.
By tho United Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. A special to
the Rvenlng Telegraph from West
Chester, Pa., says Thomas Dugan, of
Downlngtown, Is happy over the unex
pected receipt of $1100 which was re
turned to him yesterday after twenty
two years. Years ago Dugan, who is
now poor, kept a saloon In Philadelphia
and in 1S72 his place was robbed of $300.
Yesterday a Catholfc priest alighted
from a train at Downlngton and in
quired for Dugan. When he found him
he handed the ex-saloon keeper a pack
age containing the money, which he
said was from the man who burglarized
his place. Recently the priest was
called to take the dying confession of
the burglar and he made a clean breast
of It and gave the priest the money to
return to Dugan.
.Masked Men Enter a Jewelry Store and
Hlflc the Proprietor's Pockets.
By the United Press.
Hrockwayvllle, Pa., Dec. 12. A daring
hold-up occurred In this village last
night. Two masked men entered E. B.
Covin's Jewelry store at 8 o'clock and
covering the proprietor with revolvers,
ordered him to hold up his hands. Mr,
Covlll did as directed. While one of
the men Aimed his revolver at Mrs,
Covlll, who was present, the other rifled
Mr. Covin's pockets, taking his watch
and pocketbook, containing $.",0. The
robbers then turned out the lights, tied
Mr. Covin's hands behind his back and
attempted to gag him. Mrs. Covlll
called for help. The robber who was
tying him exclaimed to the other:
'Don't shoot;' we don't want to swing
He then pulled out a billy and struck
Covlll a blow on the head and the two
dashed for the door. A couple of men
came up at this time, but the robbers
drove thorn to cover by firing three
shots at them and then escaped.
Fatal Accident to Kansas Mudclra, a Dag-
By the United Press.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 12. Kansas Ma
deira, a baggage master on the Schuyl
kill Valley division of the Pennsylvania
railroad, residing In -this city, was run
down by a passenger train In the depot
at the foot of Penn street last nJght and
sustained Injuries which will most likely
prove fatal. He had asslated his wife
from a train, when his attention was di
rected to a child on the track.
Just at that moment the train from
Philadelphia rolled into 'the depot and
in trying to save the child Madeira was
run down. His head Is terribly cut on
both sides and he sustained Internal In ¬
juries. The child was pulled off the
track by Special Officer Schreffler.
United States Marshals Unearth u Uung
of Counterfeiters in Oklahumu Buckets
Pull of IlogtiH Dollars Found.
By the United Press.
Guthrie, O. T., Dec. 12. A squad of
deputy United States marshals have
Just unearthed a powerful and danger
ous gang of counterfeiters who have
been -operating In connection with con
federates In Missouri and other states.
A chance word uttered by a member of
the gang while Intoxicated led to a raid,
and the subsequent lodging in .the Unit
ed States Jail of the following liMiders
of tho gang: Guy Harper, L. Craw
ford, Joseph Tillery, Jesse Lickett and
Sam Lickett. After shadowing these
men three months the outlaws were
caught, and unwillingly led cap
tors to a cavern a few miles east of Per
kins, used by the counterfeiters as a
mint and general rendezvous. After lo
cating the undeground mint the depu
ties organised and armed themselves
to the teeth, and at 2 o'clock Monday
morning descended into the cavern, Af
ter traversing a subterranean passage
for 100 yards they burst in a door and
covered twenty-live men with Winches
ters. The counterfeiters had been trapped
so adroitly, and wore so 'taken by sur
prise, they failed to show fight, and
scattered through hidden exits. Every
man escaped. It afterward developed
that the prisoners were the leaders of
the gang, and that the nthers were only
cappers, whose work it was to float the
spurious coin. The officers gathered In
three buckets full of counterfeit dollars,
perfectly made, and two tubs full of
dimes, quarters and nickels, besides a
costly assortment of moulds' and other
The men had been operating In the
cave nearly eight months, and mucin of
the spurious coin was boxed and ex
pressed to agents in western states.
All the prisoners are educated and well
dressed. Tillery was ait one time an
employe in the mint at Philadelphia.
The Lickett brothers resided in Per
kins, where they were considered ex
emplary young men. The prisoners so
far are reticent and refuse to answer
The Famous Convict Hus Lost Ills Former
Losy Job.
By tho United Press.
Sing Sing, N. Y., Dec. 12. Convict
John Y. McKano is temporarily out of
work. Since his Imprisonment McKano
has had an easy job overseeing a gang
of fellow convicts erecting new out
buildings in the, prison yard. This
work has been stopped on account of
the contractors being unable to furnish
material, and will not be resumed until
next spring.
Warden Sage wilt have to find a new
Job for the ex-boss of Coney Island,
und may put him to work In the kitchen
washing dishes. This place was filled
by a boodle alderman when he was
serving a term at Sing Sing.
Horrible llurburity Practiced in a British
Columbia Asylum.
By the United Press.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 12. The report of
the royal commission appointed to In
vestigate the Provincial Asylum for the
Insane at New Westminster was laid
before the legislature yesterday. It
shows a horrible state of affairs at that
Institution. Patients are treated with
the utmost cruelty and barbarity, flog
ging, dark cells and ice cold water
baths being among the favorite meth
ods of subjugating refractory patients.
A reorganization of tho staff will be
proceedfcd with Immediately.
Princo Adolphus .Married.
By the United Press.
London, Dee. 12. The marrlge of Princo
Adolphus of Teck, brother of the Duchess
of York, to Lady Margaret Grosvenor.
daughter of tho Duke of Westminster, the
richest peer in tho United Kingdom, took
place in the chapel at Katon hall, Chester.
one of the Beuts of the Duke of Westmin
ster, at noon today.
Under Civil Service Law.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 12. The president to
day Issued an order placing the entire In
ternal revenue service under the pro
visions of the civil service law.
Footpads robbed Isaac Stein, a farmer,
of $7,126 on the road near Bowling Green,
Bernardo Fogllo, the New York wife
murderer, has been arrested at Natchez,
The Dwlght Manufacturing eompanv,
of Chlcopee, Muss., will build a $GU0,OU0
cotton mill near Ulasdcn, Alu.
For swindles aggregating $20,000 Presi
dent Whipple, of the Crawford (Neb.)
Bunking- company, hus been arrested.
A little stage blaze almost started a
panic In a New Bedford theater while
Kate Claxton and Mme. Junauschek Were
For a second refusal to toll the Salt
Lake City grand Jury the name of a so
ciety woman caught In sin, Chief of Po
lice Pratt wus again jailed in contempt.
Rev. Myron V. Rccc's Address to the
Labor Delegates at Denver.
The People Cannot Go to tho Nortli, Fast,
South or Wcst-Bclcguto McUuirc Do
plorcs the Introduction of Sectarian
or Captious Side Issues.
By the United Tress.
Denver, Col., Dec. 12. President
Gompers called the convention of labor
delegates to order promptly at 9 o'clock
this morning for active work.
The executive council reported upon
boycott cases (submitted during the
year. In the case of the Rand-McNally
Publishing company, with the Interna
tional Typographical union, the posi
tion of the union was endorsed.
The garment workers of New York
were endorsed In their contest with the
firm of Meyer, Johnson & Co., New
York, over the sweater system and
method of fixing wages. In conclusion
the report says:
"Those establishments having pre
viously earned the displeasure of or
ganized labor and with which satis
factory arrangements were subse
quently made have been reported from
time to time through the columns of
our official magazine."
The programme committee reported
resolutions to abolish the ofllce of presi
dent of the Federation of Labor; the re
duction of palarles of other officers and
the adoption of the referendum princi
ple In the convention proceedings. New
resolutions on many topics were sub
mitted by tittle and referred.
The Itev. Myron W. Heec was then
Introduced and delivered an address. He
reviewed the great rise of millionaires
during his lifetime. The public domain
is now ull gone so 'that the people can
not go east, west, north or south. They
can only go up or down. He defended
Governor Waite and declared that he
had done what no other governor of any
state had done; he called out the militia
In defense of the poor. He believed in
laboring men standing by their jobs.
Delegate P. J. McGuIre read a resolu
tion deploring the Introduction of any
sectarian or captious side Issues among
the working people, ns auch movements
are destined to divide forces and pro
duce bitter antagonisms, religious big
otry, provoke rancorous Intolerance and
divert the working people from their
higher purposes. The resolution is as
Kesolved, That we here and now re
affirm, as one of the cardinal principles
of the trade union movement, that tho
working people.must unite and organize
Irrespective of creed, color, sex, nation
ality or politics.
This was unanimously adopted with
out dis-sent and the convention then ad
W.J. Davis, of Forest City, Properly He
ceives .Midnight Visitors.
Special to tho Seranton Tribune.
Forest City, Dec. 12. Forest City was
again visited bv tho kniirhia nf thr
dark lantern this morning about 1
o clock. Tho place selected for the rob
bery was the clothinir stove nf W T
Davis. The burglars had nearly pried
the front door open when the noise
awakened Mr. Davis, who lives In the
story above. He raised the front win
dow quietly and saw a man standing
near the lamp post.
Mr. Davis called to him mid he throw
his hands tin as tho crlitterimr of a r,.
volver caught his eye. At that moment
the other two men who were working nt
the door Jumped out upon tho sidewalk.
Mr. Davis fired two shots at them and
one at tho man who had been stnndlnu-
at the post, as he attempted to run. it
Is thought that one of the men was
struck, ns ho fell but afterward arose
ana ran. a party started In pursuit
but none of the liiirirlnrs wore ciintnv,.,!
This Is the fourth attempt of robbery
at Mr. Davis' place since he has resided
General Hustings Receives Prominent
Pennsylvania Politicians.
By the United Press.
Bellefonte, Pu., Dec. 12. Colonel
Lambert, General Hastlng's nominee
for Insurance commissioner, spent this
evening with the governor-elect. Among
tlhe other callers wis a delegation from
Schuylkill county, supposed to be in the
interest of a factory Inspector appoint
mant, consisting of Congressman
Brumm, Senators Coyle and Keafer,
Captain leaner and County Chairman
E. Burd Payne. Dr. W. W. Meyers, of
Philadelphia, was up looking after a
quarantine office.
Other visitors were Captain J. M
Clark, of Lawrence county; Dr. James
A. Date, of York; J. H. Hageiity, of Elk,
and B. K. Foeht and Captain Miller, of
Reported Orders to Uusslan Troops The
Proposed Investigation.
By tho United Press.
London, Dec. 12. An Odessa dispatch
to the Dally News says It Is reported
from Tlliis, Russian Transcaucasia,
that the commander of the chief army
of the Caucasus has ordered that the
strongest force on the frontier be
echeloned on the boundary adjacent to
the scene of the recent Armenian out
rages. A dispatch from Constantinople to
the same paper says there Is reason to
believe that an arrangement will be
made by which the report of the Tur
kish commission will be controlled. It
Is probable that under this new de
velopment the outcome will be united
action by Rime or all powers. Mr.
Jewett, the American special commis
sioner, will not be ordered to report.
President Cleveland stipulated that his
report should be an Independent one,
but this, It appears, did not coincide
with the Intentions of tho Porte. Ills
presence will not be needed if the
powers send delegates. The largest
suggestion Is ' to nume the English,
Russian and French consuls at Era
erum only, but this has not been de
cided yet.
A dispatch to the Standard from
Varna says that the Sultan of Turkey
on his own Initiative, has Invited all
powers signatory to the Berlin treaty
to send delegates with the Turkish
commission appointed to Inquire Into
tho Armenian outrages. It Is supposed
that he has taken this action In the
hope that one or more of the powers
will decline to send delegates and thus
frustrate collective action.
Proceedings at Annuul Sessions of tho
Patrons of Husbandry,
By the United Press.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 12. At tonight's
session of the state grange the report
of the representative of the legislative
committee was adopted In its entirety.
The report favors the tax bill which
Is now In the hands of the state tax
conference, and which will be made
public the last of December.
It commends the liberal appropriation
from the state treasury to the school
fund and recommends a system of dis
tribution of this state appropriation
based upon tho number of teachers,
rather than upon the number of tax-
ables in a district.
They protest against any change In
the anti-oleomargarine law of 18S,r,,
passed mainly by the grangers' efforts,
and favor an ample appropriation to
the dairy and food commissioner to en
force the present law.
They favor the bill recommended by
Secretary Edge, of the State Board of
Agriculture, relating to tuberculosis.
An Insurance .Man Comes ForwurJwith
Evidence That Miss (iing's .Murder Was
Deliberately Planned.
By the United Press.
Minneapolis, Dec. 12. New evidence
against Harry Hayward has been
found, indicating that the plan to mur
der Miss Ging was carefully planned.
It also affirms In a measure the confes
sion of Bllxt that Hayward Intended
to burn tire Ozark flats. Benjamin H.
Gilbert, an insurance man, relates tho
incidents of a conversation ho had
with Hayward Wednesday, Nov. 2S,
five days before the night of the mur
der, und the conversation points to the
corroboration of Bllxt's testimony thnt
Harry had not fully decided I to put
the girl out of the way until the Friday
or Saturday before the shooting oc
curred. Mr. Gilbert, who lias known
Harry for years, was conversing with a
gentleman In a store when Harry ap
peared. "After a few exchanges of greetings,"
said Mr. Gilbert, "Harry stated that he
had been making a friend a loan who
was about to start In business In Nicol
let avenue. The security offered was
not sufficient and, he said, the friend
had offered to assign a policy In the
New York Insurance company to him
as collateral. He did not state the
amount or mention the Travelers' In
surance company. He said he had the
policy in 'his possession. He then asked
me about methods of assigning policies
and I explained to him in detail. He
pulled out a blank and I showed him
how a policy should be assigned. He
then asked a. few questions about pay
ment of claims, etc., and said: 'How is
it if a person insured in any company
was in a building and the building
burned and t'hey were burned so badly
that they could not be recognized
Would the company pay the claim?'
"I explained that the company would
require absolute proof of Identification
of the remains."
" 'Suppose a person Is murdered,
would the company pay the claim?'
was the next question in a matter of
fact way. I told him that would not
release the company If the fact that the
insured was dead was proved. Then
he commenced to talk about Pitzel's
case In Philadelphia and I told him of
the efforts the companies made to fer
ret out the murderers. I did not think
anything of the conversation until Sun
day morning, when I read the account
of the murder and Harry Hayward
having the policies. I did not think it
strange that he asked these questions,
because people often do when policies
are asslgnd. I am very sure now that
he Intended to either murder the girl
or burn her by firing the Ozark fiats
and decided that shooting would be the
quietest and surest way."
An Fx-Postinuster Jailed.
By tho United Press.
Altoona, Pa., Dec. 12. Somo time ago
ex-l'ostmaster John Troxell was arrested
on the charge of embezzling government
funds while he was In control of the of
llce. at Portage, Cambria county. Today
he was given a hearing before Vnlted
States Commissioner Graff us In this city
und held for court In tho Bum of $1,0U0
bail. This not being forthcoming ha wus
taken to jail at Pittsburg this afternoon.
Stephenson Found Guilty.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 12. Kx-Pollco Cnptaln
Stephenson, who has been on trial the
past few days charged with accepting
bribes from merchants who used tho side
walks for the display of their goods in
violation of a city ordlnanco, wus late
this evening found guilty as charged. Tho
maximum penalty Is imprisonment for ten
years and a flue of $5,000. Tho minimum
is Imprisonment for one year.
Income Tax Regulations.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 12. The Income tnx
regulations containing about Tii.umt words
will bo Issued by Secretary Carlisle to
morrow. The general character of the
regulations was discussed with tho presi
dent before Secretary Carllslo and Com
missioner Miller.
Politics Unsettled His Mind.
By tho United Press.
Phvlnfleld, N. J Dec. 12. John Ulrleh
was taken to thfe state asylum for the In
sane lust night. He Is 37 years of age and
has been a prominent figure In state poli
ties in New Jersey. Political disapolnt
nient and financial difficulties unsettled
his reason.
Killed by a Uurglur.
By tho United Tress.
' Cleveland, O., Dec. 12. William II.
Price, a member of the firm of printing
press manufacturers, Chandler & Price,
was almost Instantly killed by a burglar
at his home, 124 Hawthorne avenue, at
2.30 o'clock this morning.
President Burdean, of tho French cham
ber of deputies. Is very ill.
Seven hundred French troops have ar
rived at Tumutrave, Madagascar.
By the signing of tho convention be
tween Cape Colony and South African re
public otllcluls, Great Britain guts final
possession of the rich Swazilund.
Votes of thanks from prlvato und polit
ical societies of Hungary for tho sign
ing of the ecclesiastical freedom bills are
pouring In upon Emperor Francis Joseph.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; cooler;
west winds.
For the next ten days the
lowest prices on record will
prevail in this department.
Also Priestley's Standard
Silk Warp Henriettas and
Eudoras; Cravenettes, etc., a
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Storm King BooU or a pair of
Shoes that will stand all sorts of
sport und protect the boy'a health.
Wliolsa'a and Retail.
I HAVE Just returned
from New York buying
Holiday Goods. We aro
receiving them daily.
to call and see our fine line of
Jewelry and Novelties, whether
you buy or not
N. B.Look at our show windows as
you pass.
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