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    TWENTY PA(ES 140 COLUMNS.
SCIl ANTON, PA'., TUESDAY MOKXINCi, DECEMliEIt 18, 1S94.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
NiCARAGOANCANAL TALK
Mr. I'cffcr Expresses Concern Keijiird
imj the Day of Settlement.
" '
IT NEEDS S' Eli COINAGE
The (ipiiiions of Various Senators I'pon
the Scheme liill for Preservation of
l'oresls Heceivcs Oinsidcratitm of
the House of Representatives.
Ey tho United Tress.
Washington, Dec. 17. Vine President
Stevenson presided over the senate to
day. A numerously sipneii petition
from the citizens of Pennsylvania for
the passage of the houso bill providing
for consular inspection of immigrants
was presented by Mr. Quay (Kip. Pa.)
and referred to tho committee on Immi
gration. The debate ou tho NIcaraBiian canal
bill was of an Interesting character.
Mr. Peffer declared himself in favor of
tho enterprise, but opposed to tho finan
cial features of the bill, lie questioned
the ability of the government to pay
in gold the bonds provided for In the
bill and asked, in a despairing tone,
what tho government was to do when
the day of the final payment of its out
standing loans should arrive. Ho fore
saw financial dillieultles In which do
mestic Insurrection, or foreign war, or
both, were the logical possibility. If
silver coinage were restored, or a fresh
Issue of paper currency made, in which
to pay the expenses of the construction
of the canal, he would he in favor of the
bill; but he opposed to the further Issue
and sale of bonds for any purpose.
Mr. Squires put forward no such con
ditions, but advocated tho bill unquali
fiedly, declaring that the work would
be an enduring monument to civiliza
tion of the age and of more Importance
to the commerce of the west than Suez
oanal was to that of the east.
Mr. Tiirpic Is Severe.
TSuttho ponding measure was handled
by Mr. Turpie with vehement severity.
While declaring himself in favor of an
Islhlan canal, ho did not regard tiio
pending measure as furnishing a means
for its accomplishment. Ho regarded
It as one of those measures that would
certainly lead to another failure (tho
Fifty-first ho thought) of a similar con
cession. Kesldos, he had grave doubts
of its constitutionality, holding, as ho
did, that ho government had no right
to subsidize or to guarantee tho paper
of any corporation. The only precedent
that could be found for It was tho
case of tin? Pacific railroads, and ho said
that ho government security for the
re-paymont of the immense sum duo
by those companies was ample, com
pared with tho security which it would
have from the Nicaragua)! company
all of whoso assets had been sold two
years hl'o In New York under u decree
of tho United Stales court for $2t7.0iM,
and would not fetch $.'i0 today in Lon
y'Aon or Amsterdam. Mr. Turpie had
not completed his speech when the
senate at 5 p. m. adjourned.
Forest Reservation Jiill.
This WW suspension day under tho
Poles of the house and before the army
sipproprlatioti bill was called up by
Chairman Outhwalte, of the committee
on military affairs, Mr. Mcllae, (Dem.,
Ark.), ehiiiman of the committee on
public lands called up the bill to pro
'Lect public forest roservaitlons.
Mr. Wells, In opposing tho bill, said
that it was being put through the house
under whip and .spur, no chance boiiij?
given to show the rascality behind it.
The proposed law gave the secretary
of the Inter-Kir whoever he might bo
authority to dispose of, with a single
stroke of his pen, 50,000,000 acres of for
est resol ve. Home secretaries had not
been honest, and he was afraid there
might be dishonest ones in the future.
Mr. MeKae said Hat there was not
one iota of truth In tin.- statement made
by the gentleman from Wisconsin that
tho bill was being urged by speculators
and timber kings. I'nder the bill the
timber could only be cut, when such
cutting would benefit the reserve.
The bill as reported from the commit
tee was amended so as to give free tim
ber to miners and settlers on public
lands, and was passed by a vote of 1.7)
to 53.
Mr. Springer (Dem. Ills.) reported
from the committee on banking on
banking and currency tho Carlisle 1)111
providing for a now system of currency
and gave .notice that ho would ask tho
house to begin general debate upon It
tomorrow. The bill was accompanied
by tho views of tho majority prepared
by Mr. Springer, and of tho minority
prepared by Mr. Walker (Nop, Mass.).
The army appropriation bill for the
year ended Juno SO, ISM, was passed,
carrying a total of $2:i,2e9,sns,0!); also
an urgent deficiency bill of $100,000 to
continue the operations of the govern
ment prlntng office.
15AKF.R WELL RECEIVED.
.Military Parade Is Given in Honor of the
American .Minister.
Ily the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. Secretary
Grooham has received the following
telegram, dated today, from Jesus
Velasco, minister of foreign relations,
of San Salvador:
"A military parade was given today
by the government of Salvador In
honor of the American minister as evi
dence of its friendship for the people
and the government which he repre
sents and of the distinguished esteem
In which it holds him."
Minister liaker Is now visiting Sal
vador, which Is one of the Central
American countries to which he Is ac
credited, for the first time since the
Ezeta affair.
TO MEET OPPOSITION'.
Carlisle Currency Hill Has a Hlvul In a
New Measure.
Ey tho United Press.
Washington, Deo. 17. When the Car
lisle currency reform bill reaches the
senate, If It ever doe3 so, It Is assorted
that It will probably be antagonized by
a measure which Is now receiving con
sideration of some of Hie loading Demo-
, cratlc senators. This senate scheme la
not yet perfected In all Its details, but
in, the language of one of the senators
who has taken an active Interest in
the matter, the senate bill Is designed to
bring the currency question back to
solid Democratic foundations. As out
lined In a general way, tho new scheme
contemplates:
The Issue by the United States of nil
tho money necessary for the people;
the retirement of the paper money of
all kinds now issued by the govern
ment, and the substitution therefor of
a single paper Issue to be denominated
United States notes: no note of this
character below tho denomination of $"
to be issued; the retirement of all na
tional Ironic note circulations; the na
tional banks to be conducted, with this
exception, as at present, and under, ns
at present, governmental control and
supervision; and the free coinage of
gold and silver alike at the mints of the
t'nited States.
It is pointed out by the advocates of
this plan that all the good qualities of
the national banking system will be re
tained by tho proposed method, and the
only dangerous power they possess
that of issuing money will be elimi
nated. li i.u ten a n t c. ex e r a l.
Mr. Outhwnitc Introduces Hill to Hckivc
the tirade for l.enerul ScliofielJ.
Ey the United Press.
Washington, Doc. 17. Mr. Outhwalte,
of Ohio, Introduced in the house today
a Joint resolution to revive the grade
of lieutenant general in the army. The
bill Is drawn to carry out the recom
mendation of Secretary Lament to
make tioiieral Scholield a lieutenant
general.
When Cleneral Scholield retires the
grade is to expire.
( mux pleads ouAtv.
The Defaulting lluukkccper o) lio Shoe
and Leather l'.nnk Will He Scr. ( need on
Friday.
By the United Tress.
New York, Dec. 17. Samuel C. Seely,
the $34,000 National Shoe and Leather
bank dcfaul'er, this morning pleaded
guilty before Juitgo Ucncdict to the
crimes charged In the Indictment, and
was remanded until Friday for sen
tence. The plea was entered' In the
United States district criminal court
and in the presence of as ninny per
sons as could crowd into the court
room. Seely did not look well. Not
even the Intense gaze of a hundred
eager eyes was sufficient to bring back
to his lace the slight color which the
anticipation of his ordeal had taken
away. Ho was thin and sallow, and
those near him noticed that sometimes
tho lips moved convulsively with
emotion. As he proceeded up the aisle
there was silence; not a mouth opened.
His step was firm. At the bar the
clerk said: "Samuel C. Seely, tho In
detment charges you with making false
entries In the bank books and with ab
stracting funds. How to you plead?'
Casting his eyes to the floor, In a tone
steady and not above) a whisper, said:
"Guilty."
"You are remanded for sentence until
next Friday," said the court, after ex
amining tho calendar. Seely was then
returned to Ludlow Street Jail.
Rhi'LKRlNd TO DEWS' CASE.
Attorney Durruw Seeks the Advice of
Judge Woods on Appeal. ,
By tho United Press.
Chicago, Dec. 17. Attorney C. S. Dar
rovv', representing Debs and the other
directors of the American Hallway
union sentenced to jail by Judge
Woods, has telegraphed Judge Woods
to come to Chicago next Wednesday or
Thursday to give his advice concerning
the legal course to pursue with refer
ence to appealing the case which would
bo most agreeable to tho judges of the
United States coui't In 'this district. If
Judge Woods refuses to come Mr. Har
row will go to' Indianapolis, where the
judge lives. The healing of the motion
to quash the indictments for conspiracy
against Debs and sixty-eight others,
which was to have come up tomorrow,
has been postponed until Jan. 4.
The healing of the case itself In case
the motion to quash should bo denied,
will come up four days later. Tomor
row is tho da te set for moving the head
quarters of the union from this city to
Tone Haute. Debs' brother, Theodore,
will be placed in charge of them.
For New lltittlcships.
Dy the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. Secretary Her
bert and his naval aide, Lieutenant Souih-
eiiand appeared before the house naval
affairs committee today in support of the
recoinmomlation for three battleships, ne
to be named the Kearsage, and twelve
torpedo cruisers. From opinions ad
vanced by members of the committee Sec
retary Herbert Is confident that the pro
posed Increase In the force afloat will bo
reported favorably to congress,
The Philadelphia llicycle Iiiicc.
By tho United Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 17. At 11 o'clock to
night there were but four men left In tho
six days' bicycle race that was started
In this city at 1.33 o'clock this morning,
Starbuek having withdrawn at 1 o'clock
this afternoon. The score nl 11 o'clock to
night stood: Ashinger, 32S; Forster, 2M;
Gannon, 2111; Melxell, 219; Starbuek, Bo.
Mr, Cleveland In the Marshes.
By the United Press.
Charleston, S. C, Dec. 17. President
Cleveland and party reached Georgetown
at G.lfi a. m. today. Immediately on their
arrival the president and his friends
boarded the lighthouse tender Wistaria
and went to the marshes hunting.
Another S-,000,0(to Withdrawn.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec, 17. The sum of $2,200,
000 was withdrawn from tho sub-treasury
today for export, and of this amount
$l,7r0,000 will be exported tomorrow.
Knocked Out hy the Coffee Cooler.
By the United Press.
London, Dec. 17. Frank Craig, tho Har.
lem coffee cooler, knocked out Ted l'rltch'
in the llrst round this evening.
TELEGRAPHIC TICKS.
Eleven of a counterfeiting gang, which
floated $lfffl0 In two yours, are under ur-
rest at Perkins, O. T.
At the end of a long spree, Edward
Houghton, cartoonist of the Toronto
Kvcnlng Star, shot himself.
Aval Johnson, who robbed a Southern
Pacific train at Hoseoe station, Cal., .ha
been sent to prison for life.
On an Increase of 9,000 Republican nnd
4.000 Democratic votes over 1NU2, In Utah,
tho former won the new state by 2.S23
plurality.
In a fracas over toll-gato payment near
Nashville, Tenn., two unknown men killed
Oflleor Edward Manlove nnd dangerously
wounded 11. W. WIlkiiiBon.
In tho hope of making converts to
Buddhism, Bishop Glmyo Adachl, of
Jupan, has come to this country and will
estnjjllsh a temple at Frisco.
United States Circuit Judge Goft has
decided that, In consequence of an net of
congress, the Washington Light Infan
try, of Charleston, 8. O., could notbo do
prlved by Governor Tillman of their arms
because of refusal to obey his orders.
FAY03S liiMT MONEY
Security No Longer Necessary for
Safety of Ciiculatiii( Notes.
MONEY THAT FLOATS ON AIK
Springer's Hanking Committee Ucports
Fnvoruhly I'pon Mr. Carlisle's Cur
rency Hill A Peculiar System of
Security on Assessment Plan.
Washington, Dec. 17. Mr. Springer,
Illinois, the chairman of tho banking
and currency committee submitted,
this morning, his report accompanying
the Carlisle bill.
The committee, the report states, are
of the opinion that a security to the
full amount of the circulating notes Is
sued is no longer necessary for the
safety of the notes. The bill, the pass
age of which Is recommended by tho
committee, does not require the deposit
of bonds of the United States or of
any other Interest" bearng obligation,
but In lieu of such security provides:
First A guarantee fund consisting
of treasury notes, including the notes
issued under the act of congress, up
proved July 14, ISM, equal to 30 per
cent, of the circulating notes applied
for.
Second A safety fund, which will
amount, when It reaches its maximum,
to !i per cent, upon the total amount of
national bank notes outstanding.
Third A first lien upon all tho assets
of the association Issuing the same.
In case the guarantee and safety
funds and the assets of the failed bank
are not sufficient to redeem the notes of
such a .bank a pro rata assessment
upon all the other banking associa
tions, according to tlrj amount of their
outstanding circulation, is to be made
by tho treasury department, and the
banks so assessed shall have a first Hen
upon the assets of each failed bank for
the amount of Its circulation. It Is be
lieved by tho committee that the funds
thus provided will be amply sullielcnt
to secure the notes of failed banks.
In conclusion tho committee say: The
extraordinary conditions which con
front the treasury department have
constrained the members of the ma
jority of the committee while not agree
ing to all the provisions of tho bill, nor
to all the reasoning employed In this
report, to concur In reporting tho
measures to the houso for Its considera
tion each reserving to hlm.sclf the
light to offer such amendments ns ho
may deem proper and to vote on the
bill finally ns he may. determine.
Report of the Ncpuhlicans.
Tho report of the Republican mem
bers of the banking nnd currency com
mittee on the Carlisle hanking bill be
gins with the statement that the sign
ers "Most heartily nnd enthusiastically
Join with the Democratic majority of
the committee in repudiating the
measure.
The report states that the whole ac
tion of the party majority of the com
mittee was most extraordinary nnd
not approved by its voting majority.
The bill was only rend in committee in
part on one occasion, and an oppor
tunity to consider or amend it was re
fused both to the Democratic nnd He-
publlcan members. Tho report con
tinues that It Is tho opinion of a num
ber of tho most clear-beaded and emi
nent financiers of the country that If
the Carlisle bill Is enacted Into a law
that it will within twenty days precip
itate a panic far more severe than that
of ISM, as It would compel the forced
sale upon the market of nearly $200,
000,000 worth of United States bonds
within six months. '
"This haste to report the bill Is till
the more, inexplicltablo," the report
adils, "when it Is remembered that
Secretary Carlisle testified that this bill
which ho had drafted himself for the
relief of the treasury would not In any
event relieve It mat rlnlly for five years
und might not for twenty years."
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CRUSHED BV ROCK.
Serious Accident to Miners at the Stevens
Colliery.
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
Pittston, Dec. 17. Stevens colliery, tho
engine houso of which was destroyed
by fire Saturday night, was the scone of
an accident this morning. William
Donahue, a minor, and John Klretsky,
bis laborer, were engaged at work try
ing to loosen some treacherous coal
when a large piece of rock weighing
over throe tons fi 11 upon them.
Donahue's spine was injured nnd his
condition Is critical. Klretsky's In
juries are not so serious. They consist
of a number of bruises about the body.
Donahue Is married and resides on Lu
zerne avenue. Klretsky is single and
boards at Sturmcrvllle.
THEY WANT ASPHALT.
.Main Street Property Owners Overwhelm
ingly FovorThnt Pave.
Special to tho Seranton Tribune
Pittston, Dec. 17. At tonight's special
council meeting property-owners repre
senting 2,341 feet frontage on Main
street declared In favor of asphalt;
others representing 11 Vi feet frontage
wanted brick, nnd others representing
127'4 feet frontage were non-committal.
Council authorized the tlrr.wlng-up of
a contract with the Harbor Asphalt
company obligating the borough to the
extent of $33,000, which Is all the addi
tional bonded Indebtedness that tho
law permits.
The borough attorney was authorized
to take steps making Water street
bridge a free bridge.
M'URIDE INTERVIEWED.
Pleased at the Honors Conferred by the
Federation of I.ubor.
By tho United Press.
Columbus. ()., Dec. 17. Hon. John
McUrlde, elected president of ithe Ameri
can Federation of Labor, Is well known
throughout tho country, nnd especially
through the mining region, because of
his activity In all matters affecting the
miners, He is recognized ns one of the
ablest and most conservative of the
labor leaders of the country and has
many friends who will congratulate
him on his elevation to the head of what
Is perhaps the strongest of the labor
organizations In America.
The news of his election as president
of tho Naitlonal Federation of Labor
was flrat taken to Mr. MclJiide at his
rooms on West Broad street, where he
Is slowly recovering from the effects of
a bad case of nicotine poisoning.
, Us was so much surprised that ho
was at first Inclined to doubt tho state
ment, but upon being assured of tho
fact, Appeared pleased at the result,
but not Inclined to talk on the subject.
"Of course you will accept, now that
you have boon elected?"
"I would prefer to wait until officially
notified of the action of the federation
before expressing a desired opinion on
that point," said he, "but since itho
organization has, as you state, honored
mo with an election as its president !
see no reason why I should decline to
serve."
Concerning the (policy of tho organiza
tion when he shall assume the duties
as lis executive ofiiccr, Mr. Mcl'.rido
preferred not to talk at this time, but
considering bis conservative course
through his long years as the recog
nized head of tho miners' organization
of the country, the friends of tlfe now
president will r.aiturally expect a con
tinuation of this course In his new position.
JOHN CROm HANGED.
Murderer of Albert Skinner Pays the
I'cnulty-Thc Automatic Uallows Works
Successfully.
Ey tho United Tress. "
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 18. John Cronin
wns hanged at 1.02 and at l.OD'j bis
pulse had stopped beating. Ho was
snatched in the air twenty seconds after
he stepped out he platform. The auto
matic gallows worked perfectly. There
were no sensational features.
The now hanging machine used at
tho execution Is thus briefly described:
Tho condemned man stops upon a plat
form threoe feet square that is directly
under the noose. After tho noose ami
the black cap are aujdsted the warden
releases thirty-five, pound's! of small
shot, which runt hrough a valve. The
shot Is exhausted In forty secouds, nnd
the lessening weight releases a 310
pound weight, which falls nnd jerks tho
condemned man seven feet into the air.
If his neck Is not broken by this jerk
It is apt to be broken when the body
drops back and is susponde.
All of tho apparatus Is concealed
from view save the small platform, tho
beam und the dial that tells off the sec
onds. If any bungle is made In pre
paring the victim tho flow of shot can
bo slopped. On tho otlw hand it can
bo hastened so as to expedite the kill
ing. The iuui for this apparatus camo
from Colorado, but it was Improved by
James H. Uabbett, a conviot, who was
pardoned for his services. The appa
ratus is in a one-story brick building
that was erected expressly for this pur
pose In the piison yard.
Karly In the fall of 1S93 Albert J.
Skinner, a carpenter and joiner of
South Windsor, went hunting with
"Jack" Cronin as his companion. As
ho passed along the road, a neighbor
greeted him and inquired "Where's
you dog?" Skinner made no verbal re
ply, but nodded his head toward
Cronin, who was following about twen
ty feet behind, as If to say, "There's my
dog."
That nod cost Skinner his life, ns it
undoubtedly furnished tho motive
which Induced Cronin to murder him
on the morning of Oct. 6, 1S03, when
he enterrcd Skinner's house and shot
htm to death as he sat eating his break
fast. The murder was one of tho most
brutal ever committed In Hartford
county, the victim being an Inoffensive
ninn; the murderer a man of sodden
and brutal Instincts, who, taking a
slight at the careless reference to him
self, deliberately planned and for weeks
th(, light out tho murder of the man
who made it. Cronin has never, from
tlie moment of the murder, expressed
any contrition for the deed, nor shown
by his conduct that ho was affected by
the transaction In anyway.
LEHIGH OX HER .MUSCLE.
Trustees of the Fnlvcrsity Have Fndorscd
Athletics.
l!y the United Press.
Dotldehetii. Pn., Doc 1,7. Tho trustees
of Lrhlgh university have endorsed
athletics nnd have decided to place Its
management in the hands of a com
mittee to bo known as tho Lehigh Uni
versity athletic committee, to consist of
a member each from tho faculty, bonrd
of trustees, board of Instruction, gym
nasium instructor, four alumni and live
under graduates.
Heretofore It Is said favoritism was
shown, the fraternities figuring fore
most. N.o partiality Is now to be shown
and athletics at Lehigh will surely
boom.
DYRNES PREFERS CHARGES.
A Number of Members of the Police Force
Accused.
Hy tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 17. Superintendent
Hyrnes has preferred charges against
the following members of the police de
partment: Captain Schmlttberger, Sergeant
Wllllum O'Toolo, Detective Sergeant
William It. Fiink, Patrolman William
Mulcahy nnd ordinance men Hernard
O. Iteilly, John Townsend nnd Klckey.
The charges are for bribery and cor
ruption, except ugalnst the ordinance
men.
bounty for Agriculturists.
By tho United Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. Leonard Ithone,
chulrmim of the State Grange of Penn
sylvania; Alexander H, Wedderburn, of
the Stato Grunge of Virginia, und David
Lublu, of California, appeared before the
house agricultural commission today in
support of the proposition to levy a
bounty for the benelit of the agricultural
ists upon all farm products exported from
the country.
To Increase tho Army.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 17. In the sennte to
day Mr, Huwiey introduced nn Important
bill for the reorganization und Increase of
the army. Tho total number of enlisted
men. Including Indian scouts ami the
hospital corps Is limited by tho bill to 30,
two. ' '
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Tho question of a $000,000 loan for Head
ing will be submitted to the voters at the
Bluing election,
Tho clothing of 0-year-old niancho Daw
son, of Gllberton, Ignited from a bruch
fire anil she whs fatally burned.
Hundreds of windows In houses at
Springfield station, on the French Creek
Hranch'of tho Wilmington and Northern
rallroud, have been broken by tho heavy
eannonudtng at the government proving
ground.
Constablo Hawk, of Parkorsburg,
stopped out of a room In Lancaster for a
few minutes, and John liryson, charged
with homo stealing, whom he was taking
to the Huntingdon reformatory, escaped.
PQTTSVILLE IS EXCITED
Course of Toor Directors Denounced
in u l'lililic Mcctinj.
TrTB CLERGY TAKE A HANI)
Munugcmsnt of the Almshouse Arraigned
by Dr. Ficry-lle Objects to Orgies
midu lllll or Thirteen llundied
Dollars for Whisky.
Py tho United Press.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Dec. 17 At tho call
of the Ministerial association of Potts
vllle a public meeting was held in Cen
tennial hall this afternoon for the pur
pose of deciding whether there shall be
an Investigation of the conduct of cer
tain ofllcials and the business method
in vogue at the county almshouses.
Grave charges had been made at a
meeting of the ministers last Monday
and several officials wore charged with
gross and immoi til actions toward some
of the inmates.
Tho hall was crowded today with
representative taxpayers from almost
every town in the county. General J.
K. Sigfried presided, nnd Dr. J. W.
Firey, pastor of the English Lutheran
church, of Pottsvllle; Dr. Oaut, of the
Methodla Episcopal church, nnd a
largo number of other ministers from
this and other towns occupied seats on
the stage.
Dr. Firey made i statement In which
he -ald that according to responsible
witnesses the condition of things at the
almshouse was something horrible, nnd
tho most vile orgies had been of fro
ffuont occurrence in tho past and even
during the current year. lie said that
$30,!iSO.I2 had been spent at the alms
house dining 1S03 'ami that $30,000 had
ben expended for outdoor relief. Thir
teen hundred dollars had been paid for
liquor, of which $S00 worth had been
consumed by the poor directors and
other oflicia.Is nnd 'their friends, lie
sides this they, the floor directors, were
given an additional appropriation of
$15,000 by the county commissioners. It
was time, lie said, that there was a
thorough Investigation and the minis
ters wore ready to take all of the cen
sure for what they had done.
J. A. Sullivan, secretary of the Dem
ocratic county committee, made an ad
dress in defense of Mr. Hartman and
his management of the almshouse, nnd
in the course of his remarks charged
that tho ministers were being used by
unscrupulous politicians who objected
to tho ro-appointmtnt of Steward llai'b
man.
Hev. Powick, of the Shenandoah
Methodlftt Episcopal church, then of
fered resolutions calling on the county
auditors and the district attorney to
make a full investigation and bring all
miscreants to speedy Justice. These
resolutions wen- adopted and then tho
KM) or more taxpayers adjourned.
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STORIES LACK TRUTH.
F.x-Presldent Harrison Is Pursued by the
Ananias Club.
By the United Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., Doc. 17. During
the last few days many newspaper re
ports concerning DenJ.iniln Harrison
have been put in circulation. Mr. Har
rison or bis friends have good naturodly
denied all of them. First was the
statement of D. M. Alexander, sent
out from Uuffnlo, that Mr. Harrison
would not accept a rcnomlnation In
1S9C. Next It was announced that
George W. Turner, editor of tho New
York Hecorder, had made a secret call
on Mr. Harrison in reference to the
nomination in ls'jfl. Investigation
showed that Mr. Turner came to In
dianapolis us one of tho persons Inter
ested in tlie fight between the tobacco
trusts, nnd not for the purpose of see
ing Mr. Harrison,
Yesterday there was printed In out
of town papers a story that Mr. Harri
son, W. H. Miller nnd Joint (. Will
iams, general manager of the Vandalla
railroad, had formed a partnership for
the practice of law, and would open
an olllco here the llrst of the year. Mr.
Harrison authorized the statement to
day that there was no truth in the
story.
OPPOSE CARLISLE'S PLAN.
1hiludelpliii Hoard of Trade Offers u
Currency Scheme.
By the United l'ress.
Philadelphia. Dec. 17. Opposition to
Secretary Carlisle's plan of currency
reform cropped out today at a meet
ing of the board of trade, resulting,
after protracted discussion, in the adop
tion of the following resolutions, which
will bo sent to congress:
Itesolved, That the Philadelphia board
of trade recommend to congress to con
line the proposed amendments to the na
tional bank laws to the simple authoriza
tion of the Issue of $125 or bank notes for
every $100 of the par of their bonds now or
hereafter deposited.
Itesolved, That tho Philadelphia board
of trade recommend that congress shall
enact such legislation us will provide for
the issuance of short term bonds, with a
low rate of interest, sullliient In amount
to retire such notes of tho United States
now In existence, or authorized to bo In
existence, which may be construed to be
payable in gold.
EARTHQUAKE ATALIUNY.
Tho Cupltul City of tlie F.inpire State
Slightly Agitated.
By tho United Press.
Albany, N. Y Dec. 17. A special to
the Journal says: The residents of the
village of Cohmans, thirteen miles
south of this city, were startled from
their beds early this morning by a
rumbling sound and severe jarring of
their houses. -
It Is thought that the noise and rum
bling of the earth was due to earth
quake dlMturbanccs. The Jar lasted
fully a minute.
CROMWELL'S CONDITION.
Tho Victim of Cashier Huntington Not
Out of Danger.
By the United Press.
Council Muffs, In., Doc. 17. F. N.
Hayden, of Chicago, and Cromwell, of
Minneapolis, the two representatives of
the Fidelity nnd Casualty company, of
New York, who were yesterday shot by
John Huntington, collection clerk of
the Citizens' bank, are under the care
of physicians at the Grand hotel.
Huyden will recover, but Cromwell's
condition Is critical.
An Inquest wns held today over the
remains of Huntington. The ofllclnls
of the bank are still prosecuting nn In
vestigation Into the shortage. All that
Is unaccounted for is a $300 check. This
cannot be found and the theory Is ad
vanced that Huntington kept the check
and either secreted it or destroyed it,
fearing detection In case he got It
cashed. Huntington stood high In pub
lic esteem and public sentiment regards
him us innocent.
GENERAL PORTER I51RIE1).
The Funeral of the Dead Soldier Accord
ing to .Military l.nw.
Hy the United Press.
New York, Doc. 17. Tlie last honors
accorded to a doad soldier were paid
the late Adjutant General Porter this
afternoon. At the request of General
Porter's family, General Fitzgerald,
who was in charge of the ceremonies,
eonlined them to the requirements of
th: military law.
Governor Flower, with his staff, and
Governor-elect Morton's staff were
present. The religious ceremony was
conduuted by the Hev. Dr. Dunnoll and
the Hev. Dr. Vandewator. The inter
ment will be In Cambridge, Mass.
DEATH OF STKYEXSOX.
The Great Novelist Succumbs to a Stroke
of Apoplexy at His Home in the South
Pacific Islands.
By the United l'ress.
Auckland, N. Z., Doc. 17. Advices
from Apia, Samoa, or date of Dec. 8,
are to the effect -that the well known
novelist, Hubert Louis Stevenson, had
died suddenly from apoplexy. Tho body
was interred on tho summit of Pala
mountain, 1,300 feet high. At the time
of his doath, Mr. Stevenson had half
completed the writing of a new novel.
Hobept Louis Balfour Stevenson was
wusborn in Edinburgh, Nov. 13, IS.'iO. He
educated at private st hools and at the
University of Edinburgh, and was
called to the Scottish bar, but traveled
and devoted himself to literature.
One of his earliest works was an ac
count of ih Is travels in California, but
the work which established his reputa
tion ns a writer of fiction, was "Treas
ure Island," published in 1SS3.
Among the most popular of his works
is "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which
was dramatized nd played at the Ly
ceum theater in London in 1SS8, and
subsequently in the United States.
Among his other works re "Kid
napped," "The New Arabian Knights,"
and "The Black Arrow."
Some time ago Mr. Stevenson, who
was suffering from lung trouble, went
to .the South Pacific for his health.
He became enraptured with the Samo
an Islands and decided to take up his
residence and spend the rest of his days
there. He took a close interest in Sa
nioan affairs and has written many let
tors to tho newspapers in favor of the
natives as against tho treaty powers,
under whose direction the government
of .(be Islands is conducted.
Edinburgh, Dec. 17. The relatives of
Hobert Louis Stevenson discredit tho
ri'poi't of his dea.t'h. They have heard
nothing of It except what lias been
in inted in the newspapers here.
Ml RDER Ell S A KR ESTED.
Atkins and Fields Arc in the Custody of
the Sheriff.
Hy tho United l'ress.
llarboursvllle Depot, Ky., Dec. 17.
Sheriff Combs and posse from Perry
county have arrived here with Atkins
and Fields, murderers of Judge Josiah
Combs, in custody. She'tiff Combs said
that they had e ncountered no difficulty
willh mobs on 'the road, as had been, re
ported. Atkins and Fields, tho defend
ants, secured a change of venue to this
county and will likely bo tried at once,
as court is now in session.
Sheriff Combs declares that things
Were lis (plied in Perry county as any
counity in the stato and there is no pros
pect of any immediate trouble between
the French and L'vorsole factions.
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GREEN GOODS PLAN.
l atest Developments in the tilng Murder
Case.
Hy tho United Press.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 1'. The lat
est development in the Ging tnurder
case is the discovery of evidence that
b ads the authorities to believe for a
cer'.ainly that Harry Hay ward Is the
western agent eif a "green goods" com
bination, whose headquarters are in
Now York, with a principal branch at
Chicago.
Blixt, the acutual murderer of Miss
Ging, tills morning, pleaded not guilty
In Ids arraignment.
THE NEW WAGE SCALE.
.Miners of Pittsburg Frged to Accept a
Reduction.
By tho United Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 17. The railroad
coal operators of tho Pittsburg district
held a prolonged meeting today to hear
the report of 'the committee which went
to the Columbus meriting, and to take
action upon a ni!v wige scale. Late
this afternoon tho committee on wage
scale reported a fi'i cent raite per ton for
the Pittsburg dbitiiet.
This report was adopted by the meet
ing in resolutions sotting forth the
necessity for a reduction and exhorting
tho miners to nccept the same.
ACCUSED OF AWFUL CRIME.
Hemp Awaits nn I nkuown Negro ut Mor
rilltown.
By tho United Press.
Morrilltown, Dec. 17. Last evening
erne and a half miles east of here an
unknown negro assaulted a German
girl named Hrigenbottom, from the ef
fects of which she died this morning.
The girl, who was nbout 13 years old,
was on her way from church in com
pany with a smaller sister.
Tho negro when caught will be strung
up without ceremony.
Andy llo en's Fqncrul.
Hy tho United' Press.
New Orleans, Dec. 17. The funeral of
Andy Howell, the pugilist killed in a prize
light with Luvlgne, took place at 11
o'clock today. There was a large attend
ance of sporting men and a great profu
sion of flowers. Luvlgne attended and
Hall, Dompsey and other lighters wero
present.
Predictions of a Crank.
By tho United Press.
Hurrlsburg, Dec. 17. A crank In Wash
ington, D. C, has written Governor Paul
son that Hurrlsburg and other cltle-s will
bo utterly destroyed within two years.
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