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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING-, JANUARY 22, 1S95.
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THE SEVENTH UNDER FIRE
New York's Crack Regiment Becomes
Target fur Strike Sympathizers.
FKIYATE EXXIS IS INJURED
Report of the State Hoard of Arbitration
anil .Mediation, in Which Causes
Which l.cd to the Strike
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 21. The Sev
enth regiment was under lire at a few
minutes before 6 o'clock this evening.
Shots were ilred from the crowd at the
militia and several volleys were fired
by the troops over the heads of the
mob. So far as known the only mnn
injured was Private Knnls, of Company
H. He was -wounded by a shot from
the crowd. The troops ens-aged were
six companies of the Seventh regiment.
They were under command of Major
Abrams, and were guarding the streets
leading to the Ridgewood depot of the
Greene and Gates branch of the Brook
lyn City line.
The tirst car was started at 5.10 p. m.
It was car No. 1515. Companies A, P
and G marched ahead as far us Uush
wick avenue, and the mounted police
rode beside the car. The ear was
Btoned from windows and vacant lots
and the rear guard of the mllltla and
the police fired about lifty shots over
the heads of the mob. The only man
arrested was Patrick Nugent, who as
saulted a policeman. One revolver shot
was ilred at the car. The shot did not
take effect, but the windows were badly
broken by stone throwing. The militia
left the car at Uushwlck avenue and
returned to the Ridgewood depot. Sev
eral shots were fired from windows
nnd roofs of 'houses along the streets,
through which the regiment was pass
ing. Private Ennis was hit, and it was
reported thut other men were Injured.
The police that were in the car rushed
out when 'the first attack wus made
and fired several shots over the heads
of the mob. An ollleer of the Sev
enth regiment, after the company had
reached headquarters on Halsey street,
paid that "the police were a lot of cow
eUs. Th-jy sh;t over 'the heads of the
6.tr'lkerj. Why didn't they try to shoot
right at them."
Police Olllcers Collins and Degan
were accidentally shot, supposed by
Seventh regiment men, at Gates nnd
Stuyvesan't avenues this evening.
Their wounds are not serLous.
Elmer P. Van Dyke, of New York,
a member of the Twelfth regiment, fell
from 'the roof of an armory this even
ing and sustained a compound fracture
of the skull.
Policemen Shackleton, Coollson and
Burke wore seriously Injured by stones
thrown from the roofs of houses this
evening. Shackleton's skull was frac
tured. Report of Hoard of Arbitration.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 21. The state
board of mediation and arbitration met
this afternoon and arbitrated a special
report on the Brooklyn trolley strike,
which wis submitted to the legislature
tonigbt. Tluiy say. In pa.rt:
A strike of the employes on the five elec
tric surface street railways of the city of
Brooklyn who are members of District
Assembly No. "f., Knights of Labor, em
bracing nearly all the operating forces,
took place on Monday morning, Jan. II.
The Coney Islund and Brooklyn Railroad
company alone effected a settlement
which enabled It to continue Its business
without interruption. This board made
every possible effort to settle the differ
ences between the other companies nr.d
their men, but whs successful only In the
case of the Brooklyn City and Newtown
Jtallroail company, with whose former em
ployes an agreement was brought about
and "contract signed, under which traf
fic was resumed Thursday morning and
Still continues without Interruption.
Investigation of the causes of the
strike wus made, .and It was ascertained
that it proceeded from failure on the purt
of the executive commltteo of District
Assembly, No. 75, Knights of Labor, to
effect a renewul of the contract of 1S!I4
with the compunlos for 1893, with certain
proposed changes which Involved, prin
cipally, an advance of wages from $2 to
Si.lS per day to conductors and motormen,
who form the bulk of the employps; an es
tablishment of the proportion of perma
nent regular runs to special trips made for
accommodation of congested travel nt cer
tnin times of luy, and an observance of
the statute which prescribes ten hours
labor performed within twelve consecu
tive hours on street railways as i day's
work. The demand for an Increase of
wages was finally withdrawn, and tho
other two points of difference, which tin
men deemed vital, remained in the cases
of the Brooklyn Heights and Atlantic
Avenue companies, while the queens
County and Suburban companies were will
ing to yield to them, but could not effect
settlement because of the Individual con
tracts muilo with new men, which would
prevent the return of a number of tho old
men, and to this the executive bourd of
District Assmbly No. 75 would not as
sent. However the existing troubles on tho
Brooklyn Btreet railways may be settled,
the Btntute with regard to the hours of ln
bor will, unless amended so as to explicitly
statu and se'.tle what shall constitute ten
hours' labor, remain a consluut lrrlit
and source of dissatisfaction and conten
tion on the part of the employes. The
cobpanles construe und enforce the words
"ten hours labor" to mean labor while tho
cars are moving upon the rail, without
taking Into account waiting time at
elther end of the routes. Thus, by tho
evidence taken It wus shown that upon
one line where there were eight regulur
runs a day, there was waiting time of
three minutes at each end, making forty
eight minutes per day, during which the
conductors nnd motormen were on duty
and In charge of their cars, but for which
they received no compensation. However,
this method of computation of time of la
bor came to bo established It Is clearly
not within the terms or Intent of laws,
and is not Just, as tho employes contend.
With a view, therefore, to removal of this
cause of the present strike and the pre
vention of Its ngency in working further
trouble on lines of street rallrouds, It It
suggested that chapter of the laws of
1887 be amended so as to prescribe thut the
"ten hours of lubor to be performed
within twelve consecutive hours, with rea
sonable time for meals, provided for as a
day's labor, shall commence when the em
ploye reports for service as required by
the .rules of tho employer, and cease when
the employe, upon their expiration, Is re
lieved from d 'or the day."
SHE CARRILl A RAZOR.
A. Colored Femalo Ilarbcr Slashes Her
Hival Ina Frightful Manner.
Reading, Jan. 21. Mrs. David Cor
nish, colored, is the only woman barber
In this city. Tonight she added the
rote of avenger to her other accomplish
Shortly before dusk a coupe drew up
in front of the home of Mrs. Ruchel
Richardson, also colored, and from It
stepped Mrs. Cornish. She entered the
house, and accused Mrs. Richardson of
alienating 'the affections of her hus
band, David. While the woman was
denying the accusation, Mrs. Cornish
espied Annie Cooper, id, pretty 21-year-
old mulatto. In a moment she had
knocked Annie down, and placing one
foot on her, began hacking away with
a razor. Before .help arrived she had
almost cut away one cheek and severed
the right arm of the Cooper girl. Leav
ing her bleeding victim on the lloor
Mrs. Cornish entered her coupe and
drove away. The Cooper girl hua been
removed to a hospital, where there are
slight hopes for her recovery.
The New York Defaulter llus Victimized
New Jersey Parties.
Newark. N. J., Jan. 21. Vice-President
E. . Campbell, of the National
Newark Banking company, saia today
that Edward O. Qulgley, the New York
defaulter, had victimized that Institu
tion to the extent of $30,000 wltlh forged
Harrlsburg, Pa., city bonds.
The bank made a 'loan on a margin of
20 per cent. The bonds were pro
nounced good by.experts. Theibank ex
pects to realize all of the $30,000.
MB. FATTISON ELIGIBLE.
It Is Thought Thut the Ex-Governor Can
llecome Mayor of Philadelphia if He
Secures Enough Votes.
Philadelphia, Jan. 21. Regarding the
eligibility of ex-Governor Paulson to
the office of mayor of Philadelphia, C.
Stuart Puterson, dean of the University
of Pennsylvania Law school, said this
"I am of opinion that If Governor
Pattlsoti were to be elected mayor of
the city of Philadelphia he would be
eligible to that oflice. The Bulltt bill
requires the mayor to have been a cit
izen and Inhabitant of the state five
years, and to have been an inhabitant
of the city five years next before his
said election, unless absent on public
business of this state. It will be ob
served a distinction Is taken between
citizenship and inhabitancy of the stat3
and that the Inhabitancy of the city Is
required to be-'five years next before
his said election, unless absent on pub
"If the words of the English lan
guage mean anything It would seem
that absence on public business during
the five years next before the election
exempts from the requirement of In
habituncy of the city during those five
years. If this view be correct there is
an end of the question. But ussumlng,
for the sake of 'argument, that view to
be Incorrect, and conceding that Gov
ernor Paulson 'has been a citizen and
Inhabitant of the state for five years,
It Is objected that he has not been an
Inhabitant for the same period of Phila
delphia, because while absent from the
city and present at Harrlsburg on the
public business of the state from Janu
ary, lssi, to January, 1S95, he exercised
the elective franchise at Harrlsburg,
and that he thereby ceased to be an
Inhabitant of Philadelphia.
"As custom aind convenience In the
performance of hi duty to the state re
quired Governor PaitPison to reflde at
Harrlsburg during a period of four
years, he might well believe himself
entitled to exercise the franchise at
that place, and such Intentionally right
ful evetcise of the franchise, whether
rightful or wrongful 'In fact, cannot be
regarded as a.ny evidence of nn Inten
tion 'to abandon his inhabitancy of
Ex-Governor Robert E. Paulson, who,
on Unl Wednesday, was nominated by
'the Democratic city convention for the
oflice of mayor, was today ofllclally no
tillled of his nomination. He will ruply
by letter in a day or two.
BEATS "HOLY TERROR."
A Kieh Strike of Uold Ma Jo by Miners In
Chamberlain, S. D., Jan. 21. The
wonderful record of the "Holy Terror"
mine as a gold producer bids fair to
be surpassed by the rich strike Just
made on the Lackawanna lode, adjoin
ing the Decorah, situated on Green
mountain, Lawrence county.
The present owners of the Lacka
wanna mine, James Collins and Curly
O'Leary, have been working the prop
erty since 1SH5 developing It and ex
tracting a fair grade of siliceous ore of
which they now have nearly 2,000 tons
on the dump.
Numerous assays huve been made,
the returns varying from $l.,flO0 to $1,7"0
gold per ton. The ore body Is twelve
feet thick between shale rock nnd
trachyte. Future work may determine
that the ore body la even wider than
Is now thought.
ELIJAH KM KR ICR'S TRIAL.
lie Testifies That Ho Was Not Present
When Alleged Crime Was Committed.
Pottsville, Pa Jun. 21. The trial ot
ex-Almshouse Steward Elijah Emerlck.
charged with having maintained im
proper relations with a female inmate
of Wre Institution, was continued today
and tne defendant went on the stand
and swore he was not at the almshouse
at the thne the alleged offense was com
Several witnesses corroborated Emer
lek's testimony nnd shortly afterward
the case was closed nnd given to the
Jury. A sealed verdict, which will bo
opened in tine morning, was roturnud.
Iron Works to Resume,
Dellulrc, O., Jan. 21. The ltlvcrslrie
Iron works at Belwood, W. Vu for the
first time In two years, was placed In op
eration today In ull Its departments, uf
fording G.Utw men employment.
Bourgeois forms a Cabinet.
Paris, Jan. 21. M. Bourgeois today In
formed President Faure that hu hud been
able to form a cabinet.
The navy department has received the
announcement of the death of Colonel
William B. liemcy, of tho United States
Marine corps, ex-Judge advocate general
of the navy. He died of puresls In an In
sune asylum at Somervllle, Muss.
The house today punned tho bill appro
priating it),im for a public building nt
Commissioner Miller hns compiled the
collec' ,n of Internal revenue for the first
half of' the present fiscal year. The re
turns show aggregate collections from all
sources to huve been txl.8l7.frKI. an In
crease for the corresponding period of ISO!
TO CREATE A POPULAR LOAN
Some 1'caturcs of Senator Sherman's
EVERY OXE TO BUY A LITTLE
A Salutary Thing for tho Public to Uold
tho National Icbt-tt Would He
establish Credit; and lie
plenish the Trcusury.
Washington, Jan. 21. The run of cur
rency bills which have followed that
f mined by the secretary of the treasury
has not been of a character to secure
the most Berious or respectful atten
tion. But a currency bill from John
Sherman naturally commands both. In
discussing the financial" measure re
cently Introduced by him, Senator
Sherman took occasion to disclaim for
It any of the partisan character, which
has come to be attributed to tho new
currency measures. Moreover, he
thinks the bill will solve the present dif
ficulty and gives his reasons as fol
lows: "The bill 1 have introduced," said Mr.
Sherman, "authorizes the secretary of
the treasury. In order to meet deflkilen
cles, to sell at discretion for coin at not
less than par the kinds of bonds author
ized In the redemption net of 1875, or
coupons or registered bonds of small
detiumilnatlon bearing not more than 3
per cent, interest, redeemable In coin
at the pleasure of the government after
five years. In lieu of any of these
bonds, the secretary Is authorized at
his discretion to Issue certificates of In
debtedness of the United States, paya
ble in coin after five years at the treas
ury of the United States, in denomina
tion from $20 to $100, to bear Interest at
3 per cent. I have no doubt in my
mind that If this authority were glven
the secretary he would avail himself of
the privilege of Issuing these eertlll
c:rtos, which would be absorbed by the
people. They could be sold at all the
postofllces, and I have no doubt that
if it should ibe required, certificates of
-trills character to the amount of $j00,
000,000 would be taken. After the pass
age of the .redemption act, $:i0,0O0,0O0
JH certificate of iln'llbtedness wt're
taken In one day. The estimated de
ficiency for this yeair, which is about
$60,000,000, could be met with less than
1 per cent, of the deposits 'in savings
banks, and I have no doubt that these
certificates would be readily taken for
investment by people who now depo.-ilt
tholr savings in these institutions. If
such a popular loan proved to be as
great a success aa I believe it would be,
the problem of floating government
leans in the future would be satisfac
Will Increase thc'Currency.
"My bill also provides for Increasing
the volume of currency, as it allows
banks to issue to the par value of their
bonds. This would not mean simply
an Increase or 10 per cent., the differ
ence between the amount of Issue al
lowed by the present law and the par
value of the bonds, but would mean
much more. The bonds would be cheap
er and the Inducements to Increase
circulation would be much greater.
"The principal feature of my proposi
tion Is that providing for the popular
loans. When certificates of Indebted
ness were issued, after the passage of
the Resumption act of 1S75, I was com
pelled to limit the Issue to each person
to $100. I believe that In the light of
this experience. If similar certificates
were Issued 'now, they would be taken
up by tilie people who have saved small
sums from their earnings. While they
would be convertible into bonds, and In
such form could be used ns a basis of
circulation by national banks by de
positing them with the treasury, I hard
ly anticipate that they would find their
way very quickly into national banks.
I believe that they 'Would beheld by the
people the same as the French loans
are held. If our government debt were
held by our own people It would be a
very satisfactory condition.
"Some of the New York financial
men, who seem to have some funny
ideas about finance, take exception to
rr.y bill because the word gold Is not
substituted for coin In the provision
for the redemption of tho bonds. Why,
no such provision has been made In
government bonds! There Is no reason
why it should be stipulated thut a loan
negotiated under this bill should be
paid In gold. This government's policy
is to maintain the purity of the two
metals, and there Is no occnslon for any
such change in the wording of our
"But how would your bill Check tho
withdrawals of gold from the treas
ury?" Senator Sherman was asked.
"In the first place," he replied, "all
distrust of this government's ability
to maintain Its system of currency
must be removed. So long us the treas
ury's revenues exceed the expenditures
there was no such drain ns has been
experienced. If a sulllcleticy of revenue
Is provided I have no doubt that the
financial situation, as far as the gov
ernment Is concerned, will be greatly
MADE CHURCH A THEATER.
A Californiu Clergyman Acts "Kichurd
111." In the Pulpit.
Oakland, Cnl., Jan. 21. The Rev.
Edward Davis looks like nn actor. Last
night he Illustrated a sermon on "Eter
nal Judgment" by assuming tho char
acter of Blchard III. nnd quoting, n n
dramatic niunner, the famous soliloquy
In the first scene and also from an act
of the play.
The preacher's acting was realistic.
There was a big audience, many at
tracted by curiosity. The clergyman Is
very young. In acting out the doom
that overtook Blchard III. the preacher
fell on the stage Just ns Keeno and
MARTHA THREW A LAMP.
Cora Richardson lutally Burned In n
Pittsburg, l'a., Jan. 21. Notorious
Cora Richardson, of Jeannette, In whose
dive Policeman Adlcy.of Pittsburg, was
killed several months ngo, was Inst
night fatally burned during a drunken
light wHh another woman, Mnrtha
Curtlss. Marthn, to resent an Insult,
threw a lighted lamp at Cora a head
The lamp exploded, burning Cora fa
tally. The Curtlss woman was arrested
Why Not Do Away
IMPORTANT BILLS PASSED
Puterson, X. J., and Pottsville Are
Remembered in Distribution.
HAWAIIAN TALK IX THE SENATE
President llus un Enthusiastic Defender
in Mr. Gray, Wm;Cluims Thut the
Precedents of u Hundred Years
Uuvc Been 1 ollowcd.
Washington, Jan. 21. The senate to
day entered promptly upon the discus
sion of the Hawaiian question, the
minister from that young republic oc
cupying one of the front seats in the
diplomatic gallery, and being the most
Interested listener. The discussion was
opened on a resolution offered by Mr.
Lodge. (Rep., Mass.), approving the dis
patch 'of a ship of war to the Islands
last Saturday and expressing the opin
ion that one should be kept there for
the present, favoring the construction
of a sub-marine telegraph cable from
San Francisco to Honolulu, and de
claring that "steps should be taken to
secure possession of the Sandwich
Islands by their annexation to the
This resolution was objected to on the
Democratic side of the chamber and
wt nt over under the rule till tomorrow.
But then the resolution on the same
subject whkih Mr. Frye, (Rep., Me.),
had offered on Saturday was taken up
and was the text for an Important de
bate, which lasted until the close of the
morning hour, when the matter again
In this debate the? president of the
United States and t'he course pursued
by the administration In connection
with the Hawaiian Islands found an
advocate nnd defender In Mr. Gray,
(Dem Del.), who asserted that the atti
tude of the administration had been In
exact accordance with the time hon
ored precedents of the United States
for 100 years, und that t'he president
had, amid much clamor and detraction,
maintained the honor and fame of the
country. The opposite side of the ques
tion was represented by Senators Frye,
Lodge and Hawley.
The conference report on the urgent
deficiency bill was also debated at
length, and finally the senate voted to
recede from Its amendments on the sub
ject of the Income tax und to leave the
bill in that respect the same as It came
from the house. An arrangement was
made by unanimous consent for a vote
on the Nloaraguun canal bill at 5 p. m.
on Friday next und the senate at 5 p.
When the house met 'Mils morning
Ri prtsentatlve Richardson, of Tennes
see, was elected Speaker pro tern of the
house during Speaker Crisp's absence
ut Ashevllle. The recent Hawaiian
revolution was n-t aired In the -house
today through tho medium of Mr.
RouUile's resolution which lie offered
on Saturday. Late In the afternoon, ut
a tilina when all the spectators who had
taken seats In the galleries exporting to
witness some lively debate over the
resolution had gone away disappointed.
Mr. Boutello endeavoring to bring the
matter before the house, but Democra
tic protests and the point of "no
quorum finally forced an adjournment
The major portion of the day was
given up to the consideration of a
number of bills providing for public
buildings In various cities. The Chica
go pubis building bill appropriating
$4,000,000 wus the subject of nn Interest
ing debate, und the bill was Dually
Among the public building bills also
passed were the following: Patterson,
N. J., extending the limit of cost to
$200,000, an Increase of $120,000; Potts
ville, Pa., limit of cost, $60,000.
These last named bills carry no ap
propriations, and only authorize the
bulUWngs, the appropriations being pro
vided for In the regulur appropriation,
Two resolutions directly concerning
Hawaii, and a third having reference
both to Hawaii and France, were Intro
duced 'In the house this afternoon. Col
onel W. C. 1 Brecklnrklgo, of Ken
tucky, was the author of one of these
resolutions which looks to the annexa
tion of the islands. The second reso
lution was one of inquiry regarding al
leged British Influence In Hawaii and
was offerod 'by Mr. Storer, of Ohio.
The third resolution was offered by
William M. Breckner, of Kentucky, and
congratulates the republics of France
and Hawaii in passing wifely through
a crisis In their internal administra
tions. ROSS FAMILY FAILURE.
The Affairs of lllnghamton's Wealthiest
Hankers Arc Iludly Tangled.
Blngimmton, N. Y., Jan. 21. State
Bank Examiner Clark, who for several
days pnst has been examining the
books of the Merchants' bank, of this
city, ordered the doors of that intuitu
tlon closed today. The president of the
bank Is Krastus Ross, and tils bomb.
Fred E. and Clinton, are respectively
cashier and assistant cashier. The ex
citement occasioned by the closing of
with the Ward System
the bank was soon augmented by the
announcement that the private bank of
Krastus Boss & Sons had temporarily
suspended payment pending an Investi
gation of its affairs. Later In the day
ull the members of the Boss family
made a general assignment.
It Is believed that the depositors of
the Merchants' bank will be paid in full.
The private bank of Ross & Sons today
returned all deposits made this morn
ing. It is claimed that this concern Is
In no way Involved. The Itoss family
Is one of the wealthiest und most prom
inent in this city.
EIGHTEEN LIVES LOST.
Majority of Pussengers on tho State of
Missouri Were Saved.
Tell City, Ind., Jan. 21. Complete re
ports from Wolf Creek regarding the
loss of life by the sinking of the steam
er State of Missouri places the loss of
This includes tho cabin crew, the car
penter, one passenger from Pittsburg
and one from Barfleld. The five lady
passengers were saved. Five roust
abouts were lost.
A Well Known Married Woman Arrested
on Charge of Having Sent Obscene Let
tcrs Through the .Mulls.
Special to the Scrunton Tribune.
Montrose, Pa., Jan. 21. Considerable
comment and gossip has been created
here over the recent arrest of Mrs. Kd.
Frink for sending an obscene and
anonymous letter through the local
postollice to John Sweet, a clerk In the
grocery store of A. W. Lyons. The In
formation was filed by Mrs. Minnie
Stoddard, a dressmaker, and the de
fendant waived a hearing before Jus
tice of the Peace John S. Courtright
and furnished ball In the sum of $1,000
for her appearance at United States
court in Scranton the fourth Monday
While the case mentioned Is the only
specific charge against Mrs. 'Frink, ob
scene letters of 'the vilest sort have
since last October been received by
many well known married and unmar
ried young men and women In this bor
ough. In the present case tho follow
ing witnesses were subpoened nnd held
In the sum of $."i00 ball each to appear us
witnesses: Mrs. Henry Patrick, Mrs.
Susie Stevens, Miss Delia Sweet, Post
master Kdson Warner, Oeorge Bost
wlck, Oeorge K. Stoddard, A. W. Ly
ons and John Sweet.
Beginning last October several per
sons were the recipients of vile and
anonymous letters, which, from a
similarity of handwritings, were traced
to Mrs. Frlnk. Several weeks ago she
was confronted with the evidence ami
confessed. The matter was dropped af
ter a promise had been made that the
letter writing would cease. Recently,
however, letters like the former ones
were received by the parties now con
cerned and on Jan. 12 the Information
was filed by Mrs. Stoddard. Since the
publicity given the matter, It has de
veloped that over a half dozen persons
received anonymous letters with the
handwriting Identical to that In tho
CiEOIUiK L0I1MAX BI RIED.
funeral Services I.urgely Attended at
tho .Memorial Prcsbytcilnn Church in
Wilkes-ilarrc.Muny Sera ntonlttns Pres
ent. Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Wllkes-Itarre, Jan. 21. The funeral
of George A. Lohman, who committed
suicide on Saturday, took place this
afternoon nt 2 o'clock from the family
residence on North Main avenue. Rev.
Dr. Mills, pastor of Memorial Presby
terian church, conducted the services,
and the Concordia Mule chorus as
sisted. The funeral arrangements were
In charge of Wllkes-Harre lodge of
Masons, of which Mr. Lohman had
been a member. Many beautiful floral
tributes were arranged about the
casket In which the body reposed. The
pall-bearers were Frank Larncd, John
Hughes, Joseph Steldel, Wadsworth
Austin, Charles S. Lnudls nnd William
Rclchert. Interment was made In the
family plot In Hollenbnck cemetery.
Besides a delegation of Scranton
Masons nnd Klks the following persons
from that city attended the funeral:
Cleorgo Lohman. sr., und wife, Mr. and
Mrs. John Lohman, Lewis Lohman,
Mr. nnd Mrs. L. A. Fuller, Mr. nnd Mrs,
Schoonfelt, Mr. Ruttcr, August nnd
Eugene SchlmptT, Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Lohman, Elijah Touler and Mrs. Leo
The restaurant so long conducted by
Mr. Lohman will be managed In future
by 'his brother-in-law, Eugene Schlmpff,
STATU SNAI SHOPS.
Lancaster Is to have nn Ice manufac
turing plant with a capacity of sixty tons
Tho Schuylkill Electric nnllwoy com
pany has decided to Increaso Its capital to
The Independent Colored club, of Homo
steud, composed of ninety colored men
who are employed In the Carnegie Steel
works, have Issued a circular protesting
igutnst the low wages paid t the steel
of Street Repairs?
He Proposes to Abolish Hanging by
the Introduction of Electricity.
LOOKS BAD 10R VALCHAX'S BILL
banger That It Will Never lie Allowed to
Go Through tho Senate Measures
Kegurding Constables Introduced,
by Mr. O'.Mallcy.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, Jan. 21. The bill Intro
duced In the house by Representative
Cotton, of Allegheny, doing away with
the death by hanging and substituting
therefor death by electrocution will
probably be allowed to sleep the sleep
that knows no waking by the Judiciary
general committee. There 1 a strong
sentiment In the committee In favor of
abolishing capital punishment and
movement has been started by certain
members to substitute the bill offered
by Senator Vauglian, of Lackawanna
having this for Its purpose, Fihould the
measure reach the committee. There Is
danger, though, that the Vaughan
proposition will never be allowed to go
through the senate.
The objection to the Cotton bill Is that
tlie infliction of the death penalty by
electricity, although It Is the mode of
capital punishment In New York state,
Is yet an experiment and does not glv
the satisfaction expected of It. Mr,
Cotton's bill changes the 'place of execu
tlon from the county prison to one of
the penitentiaries, wSiere Bpeclal ap
paratus is to be maintained for that
purpose. A certain week is specified,
but 'dhe day and hour of the execution
are not made known to the criminal.
The number of witnesses Is limited to
representatives of the press, the usual
jury und electrical and medical ex
perts. The general provisions of the bill
are almost identical with those of the
New York) state law.
Iluilding and Loan Associations.
Another bill Introduced by Mr. Cot
ton Is likely to .meet the same fate. It
Is directed against 'foreign building and
loan associations doing business In the
state and shuts them out entirely by
limiting the operations of all sudh con
cerns to the counties In which their
principal olliee Is located. The bill is
slumbering la the general Judlclury
committee and will prolmibly be al
lowed to remain there. The strongest
objection to It comes from the north
western counties In which substantial
foregln building nnd loan associations
whose principal offices are In New York
state do a thriving business. Numer
ous other schemes have been offered to
rid the state of these foreign associa
tions, but If any becomes a law It Is
Uhought It will not be as radical as the
A bill was Introduced In tho house
this morning by Mr. O'Malley. of Lack
awanna, appropriating $12,000 to the
Carbondale hospital. Mr. O'Malley also
Introduced n, bill providing that con
stables shall only make returns where
there are violations In their respective
districts. Under existing laws, con
stables are required to make returns
to counties whether there nre viola
tions or not. In this wuy the county
Is put to large and unnecessary ex
pense. TO FORM A NUW DISTRICT.
Mr. yuuy's Hill In tho Interest of Another
I tilted States Court.
AVushlngton, Jun. 21. In the senate
today Mr. Quay Introduced a bill pro
viding for the creation for United
States judicial purposes of the north
ern judicial district of Pennsylvania.
The district to he composed of the
counties of Wayne, Pelk and Monroe
detached from t)he eastern district and
the counties of Susquehanna, Lacka
wanna, Luzerne, Columbia, Northum
berland, Montour, Lycoming, Sullivan,
Hrudford, Totter, Tioga, Wyoming,
Clinton, t'nlon, Snyder, Center and
Camei-on, detached from the western
MUKDKRLI) THE MARSHAL.
llo Surprised Burglurs Kobblng a kansns
Ossavatomle, Kan., Jan, 21. Sunday
morning burglars effected an entrance
to tho postollice ly cutting a pane out
of the Teur window. The safe was
blown opon by explosives.
Olty Marshal James Helms hearing
tho report started out to Investigate,
but .when he approached the back door
of the postollice the robbers fired three
Bhots n't him, one entering his breast
two Inches 'below the right nipple, kill
ing him almost instantly. An alarm
was raised, but no clue to the murder
ers has been discovered.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 21. The trial of
Hurry llayward, charged with causing
the death of Cutharlno ding, was begun
For eastern Pennsylvania, showers, de
cidedly colder Tuesday night; southerly,
shifting to westerly winds.
We have now open a magnifi
cent stock of
Anderson's Clan Plaids,
Duck Suitings, Etc,
The early assortments are
always the best.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
H. A. KINGSBURY
THE VERY BEST.
313 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA.
LEWIS, REILLY & DAYIES.
The boys and girls must
have the best Leather
and Rubber Shoes. .
We have them. They
don't cost much, either.
LEWIS, REILLY & DAVIS,
Closed Evening3 Except Saturday,
Is doing the business.
And the population of Scran
ton know where to go for.
popular goods at
W, J. WEICHEL,
408 SPRUCE STREET.
NEAR DIME BANK.