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SCIt ASTON, PA., THURSDAY MOKN1NG, JANUARY J4, 1895.
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AN INNOCENT MAN KILLED
Thomas Ciirney Shot by Militiamen
While at Work on a Koof.
SCENES AT BKOOKLYX STRIKE
Battalions of the Tlilrtccnth Regiment
l.neonntcr obstacles on Hicks street.
Sad lute of u Curious Hoofer.
A Ifelgn of Terror.
"y the Vnlted Press.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 23. nioqd was
shed In starting cars on the Hicks street
line of the Atlantic avenue system
this afternoon. Preparations were
made to open the line shortly after
noun. Two battalions of the Thirteenth
regiment were ordered to protect the
route of the Hicks street ears. The
first car was started from the liut
ler street stables at 2.26 p. m. It was
car No. I'iC. On the front platform was
a special policeman, and on the rear
officer Sward was on duty. Colonel
Austen deployed his men over several
blocks In the nlghborliood where he
anticipated .trouble. The Second bat
talion got .a hot reception in the re
gion ubout Hicks and Harrison streets.
Stones, bottles and other missiles
were thrown at them from windows.
They were taunted and ridiculed by
people who stood on the doorsteps, and
In at least one instance a revolver was
pointed at them from a window. The
first car itself was not attacked, but the
militiamen themselves were the tar
gets. Finally they ordeivd that all
windows be closed and the sidewalks
and doorways cleared. The people in
the windows did not obey. There was
. crack of a I itle and a piece of brown
stone was chipped from a house front
at the side of the window. The window
was closed. People across the way
lnaned out over the heads of the
troops and 'threw things. Crack, crack,
spoke the guns and bullets w hizzed past
several heads. Tin police rushed into
the house at 41!t Hick street and ar
rested Jacob Qulnlan for throwing
lumps of coal.
.At 4U9 Hicks street they arrested John
Meade, who pointed a loaded revolver
nut of a window. Just beyond this
house over Pollard's saloon, No. 444
Hicks street, a man was seen on the
roof. The order was given, "Stand back
A'most simultaneously several shots
were fired and the man dropped. He
was a roofer by the name of Thomas
Carney. A bullet .entered h right
thigh, passed upward through the groin
and abdomen. He was removed to the
Long Island College hospital, and the
coroner sent for to take his ante-mortem
There were In all about forty shots
fired. Carney was the only man hit.
The. car proceeded without Interruption
after that. Windows were kept closed
and doorways dpserted. Two cars
passed though the street and returned
ito the stables without Iniurv.
The flriwg of the ti ps caused a
reign of terror In the vicinity which
lasted until about 4 o'clock when the
troops marched ti the city hull, entered
trolley cars and were transported to
Wounded .Man's Statement.
Coroner Kane took the deposition of
the wounded man. He said his name
was Thomas Carney, a single man, of
4S1 Union street, and a roofer by trade.
He said he had been working on the
roof at 444 Hicks street all day. An
other man was repairing the middle of
the roof while he was at work on the
front. He said he did not throw any
thing from the roof; that he heard the
order "Stand back there" and started
to run back. He was hit In the thigh
and removed to the hospital where his
wound was pronounced mortal.
Officer Seward, who was on the rear
platform of the fir t car, safd he saw
the militia shoot at man i n the roof.
He saw no stones or i Ijsslles thrown at
the car, and declared that the car was
not struck nor molested. He did, how
ever, see people throw stones and
other objects from the windows at the
militia who were guarding the line In
Early In the day Troop A, New York
city's swell cavalrymen, charged with
drawn sabres to disperse a mob which'
was storing a gang of non-fliiion work
men repairing tracks.
Wire cutting, obstructing the tracks
and bombarding cars was continued In
spite of the presence of the troops.
The linemen and electrical workmen,
after much deliberation, decided to
strike out of sympaithy for the conduc
tors and mVtormen. Their action will
increase ithe troubles of the presidents
of the trolley lines.
Six New Lines Opened.
The latter made the best showing In
the operation of tiara of any day since
the strike was ordered. Six new lines
were opened. More cars were run on
the others, which have been open 11
this week. The new lines opened were
the Third avenue, Reld avenue, Butler,
Street, Sackctt and Hicks street. The
showing made is an excellent one. The
companies brought many new men In
from other cities today.
The strikers made a proposition to
fhe presidents 'today offering to leave
all matters In dispute to the arbitration
of William J. TUehardsun, a director In
the Atlantic Avenue Ilitilroud company
and a mm of 'the laite Deacon Klchard
son. The presidents once more posi
tively refused overtures of arbitration
or to treat With the strikers' organiza
tion. Tonight Corporal Doyle, of Company
H, Seventh regiment, while on duty at
the Knickerbocker avenue station of
thu Union elevated railroad, told some
men who came down the elevated Hteps
to move on. They refused. Doyle
Struck one on the shoulder with his
clubbed musket. He smashed the mus
ket and knocked the man down. He
also jabbed Ills bayonet Into another
' man deep enough Ito draw blood. Hotih
men were 'taken o way by their friends,
Superintendent Harris, of the Subur
ban railroad, was wrested by Lleuten-
' ants Clayton ond MeLeod, of Company
P, Seventy-first regiment, this after
noon for persisting In moving cars In
Which the members of the regiment
At 9 p. m. the troops of the Seventh
regiment noticed that people were mov
ing about and lights burning brightly
In the upper rooms of tho residence on
Halsey street opposite the depot of the
Putnam avenue and liaise line. This
Is the locality In which firing took place
last night, In which Arns lost his life.
The troops ordered the shutters closed
and the lights extinguished. A failure
to observe tlili order was to be followed
by bullets. The order was obeyed.
In an Interview tonight President
Daniel F. Lewis, of the Brooklyn city
system of trolley lines, said that the
resolution adopted this evening by the
strikers to submit their differences with
the Atlantic avenue lines to arbitra
tion was formally submitted to him.
He further stated that even If he was
formally presented with the resolution
by a committee of the strikers he would
not for a moment entertain It. He de
clared the men had gone too far In their
lnslstance upon their demands, and had
already caused so much trouble that
their conduct absolutely precluded the
consideration of any proposition of set
tlement for them.
Frank How man, a private of Com
pany D, Twelfth regiment, iistin
gulHhed himself tonight by capturing
Joseph Nordenburgh, aged 29: Hans
Anderson, aged 2S, and Andrew Boos
land, aged 34, of New York. The men
were caught In the act of throwing
Btones at a Butler avenue car. The'
men were licked up.
After the last cars were housed at 10
o'clock an ominous calm prevailed nil
over the city. The troops at their dif
ferent posts had their sentries out, and
a sharp watch was kept for any signs
of disturbance.. Men were ordered
away from the vicinity of the car houses
and extra precautions were taken to
guard against disturbances. Kxtra po
licemen were detailed to look for wire
cutting. At midnight all was quiet.
The linemen held a meeting at Odd
Fellows' hall In Palmetto street late to
night. They decided positively to go on
strike tomorrow morning and declared
that any man who repairs a broken
trolley wire tomorrow Is out of the
Jan. 1!4. 1 a. m. All is quiet.
New York, Jan. 23. There are Indica
tions of uneasiness among ithe employes
of the surface railway lines in this city
and It is said Hhait ithey may strike in
sympaithy with their Brooklyn brethren.
CONTEST IN INDIANA.
A Nice State of Affairs Developed by Tes.
timony In the Meir-White Election
By the United Press.
Indiana, in., Jan. 23. Today's pro
ceedings in the Blair-White election
contest Was enlivened by testimony a
degree more sensational than that here
tofore given. A 'number of witnesses
testified to t'he usual offers made on
election day -that if they would vote
for White they would have a day's pay.
Others testified to being offered money
and whisky for their votes for White,
and a dozen who voted at the election
confessed that their tax rueeipts were
The sensation of the morning came
with" the evidence or Walter Myers, of
Cherry Hill, who said that when In
town on Saturday preceding the elec
tion, Judge White promised him $5 for
his vote. The judge told Myers to go to
Watt, cashier f the Deposit bank, and
get the money. Watt fcrave witness
four silver dollars. Judge White Is
principal owner of the Deposit bank.
Witness said he would not have voted
for White If he had not come down with
the money. Witness Nicewonger over
heard the conversation and corroborat
ed Myers. Other witnesses sitated they
had received tenders of imony In vari
ous sums for their votes for White, but
FIGHT IN FRISSON.
Convicts Desperate from l.nforceJ Idle
ness flattie with Inch Other.
By the United Press.
Cdlumbus, O., Jan. 23. There came
near being a general outbreak toduy
among the 2,000 prisoners confined In
the Ohio penitentiary, and the strong
force of guards on dirty had all tthey
could do to prevent it. Three desperate
fights occurred during the day, In which
rmany convicts were more or less seri
ously Injured, and tonight a cutting af
fray, which may prove fatal, occurred
In one of ithe double cells In the west
William H. Davis, serving four years
for shooting to wound, and Harry Blair,
serving five years for burglary and lar
ceny, occupied this cell. They are botth
desperate men, and When Davis applied
a vile epithet to Blair the latter drew
a huge knife which he had concealed
on his person and slashed Davis across
the fare fnm ear to ear. Guards rushed
In, scpniuted the men and took Davis
to the hospital, wliere his wound, which
Is not considered necessarily fatal, was
Just before supper John Conroy, serv
ing five years, from Zanesville, for
burglary, and Joseph Haag, serving
four years from Stark county for burg
lary and larceny, precipitated a general
fight in idle house No. 3. 'ami It was wlt'h
the utmost difficulty that the guards
controlled tho seventy-five convicts
present. These men wvre made desper
t by Idleness. There are now narly
500 prisoners In the various Idle houses.
Dr. I.oomls Bcud,
By the United Press.
New York, Jan. St. Alfred T.. T.onmls,
professor of pnictieo of medicine In the
medli-al department or the University of
the City of New York, unil physician to
Bellevue hospital, died at his residence
this morning of acute lobar pneumonia.
Dr. Boomls was one of the best known
members of the medical profession In this
Hunker on Trial.
By the United Press.
Lancaster, Pa., Jun, 2.1. K. K. Smith,
the Columbia banker, who fulled a year
ago with llubllltles of 2UU,0uu and no as
sets, was placed on trial today, charged
with embezzlement. Bmlth Is 74 years old
und very Inllrm.
CONDEXSF.il STATE TOPICS.
An oiler mimed Hummel, at Muhunoy
plane, was killed und frightfully mungled
under coal cars. ,
Rather than give up her .dusky lover,
Susan Woodson, colored, took poison ut
Wllkes-Barre, but fulled to die.
j tinge Livingston nus instructed a new
grand Jury to soan-hlngly Investlguto
Lancaster county g public Institutions.
Clement Hiehter and John Btllmnn,
iruimnen, were killed In u wreck cnURcd hy
a roek on the railroad near Connellsvllle,
A Scranton coal operator says that an
thracite prices can only bu re-established
by working the collieries at hulf time for
FINANCIAL JILLS GALORE
A New Measure in the Interest of
SEALING TK0LI5LE REVIEWED
Suggestions Made That the Government
Solve the Vexed (.location by Kxterml'
nutlng the Seats That Keuiuln
and Sell the Skins.
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 23. There were two
financial bills Introduced in the senate
today which were, after remarks by,
their authors, referred to the finance
committee. The first was by Mr. Smlith,
(Dem., N. J.), its title being "To pro
vide for the appointment of a non
partisan monetary commission, and to
provide means to meet temporary de
ficiencies In the revenue,"
The second part of the title refers to
a proposed Issue of United States 3 per
cent, bonds, purchasable and payable
In gold coin to an amount not exceed
ing five hundred millions. The title of
Mr. Ji s' Dem., Ark.), bill was "To
provide for the Issue of bonds, the coin
age of silver, and for ol.her purposes."
In his explanatory remarks Mr. Jones
declared that he would under no condi
tions vute for any Issue of bonds unless
the bill was coupled with "a sensible,
manly and substantial recognition of
silver." As .the bill proposes to abolish
all lesser denominations of greenbacks
and national bank notes than $10 and
to .make all such lower denominations
silver certificates, payable In silver
coin, he claimed than that would be a
great stride forward In the Interest of
silver, 'and he appealed to the extreme
silver men tortuml by the bill.
.Senator Patton, of Michigan, who
had lnld his seat in the senate under
appointment of the governor (to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Sena
tor Stoikb ridge) ceased today to be a
senator, suul Mr. Burrows took the oath
of office In his stead having previously
resigned hl.s siut ill the house of repre
Mr. Hale, (Rep., Me.), gave notice of
an amendment to the diplomatic and
consular appropriation bill appropriat
ing $500,000 toward the construction of a
telegraph cable between ithe United
States and the Hawaiian Islands.
The Nicaragua!! canal bill was taken
up and Mr. Turpie, (Dem., Ind.), made
a characteristically sharp and bitter
speech in opposition.
To i:nj the Sealing Troubles.
The rather sturtllng suggestion was
made In the house today that the secre
tary of the treasury be directed to
have killed all the remaining seals in
the Bering sea herd, estimated at 4.W.-
000, and sell the skins, valued at $10.
000,000, If propoerly cured. This was
the purport of a bill Introduced by Mr.
Dlngley. (Hep., Me.) in connection with
a statement he made in connection
with a letter from the secretary of the
treasury regarding the present condi
tion and prospects of the seal herd. The
speedy extinction of the herd was pro
phesied by Mr. Dlngley upon the basis
of the secretary's hitter and under the
working of the regulations adopted in
pursuance of the Paris tribunal of ar
bitration. This arbitration, he said,
had proved to be entirely futile in pro
tecting and preserving the seals. In
case Oreat Britain shall unite with the
United Stntes in promulgating regula
tions that shall be effectual in preven
tion of pelagic sealing, Mr. Dlngley
proposed that the operations of his bill
should be suspended. The subject was
referred to the committee on ways and
A resolution was agreed to calling on
the secretary of the treasury for all
the Information on file in his depart
ment regarding the seal business since
Jan. 1, 1SS9, Including an Itemized state
ment of expenditures In connection
with the Paris tribunal of arbitration,
and also the expenses charged against
the United States for the government
Nearly all of the session was occu
pied In consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
Among the new items of legislation
propsed was a paragraph authorizing
the secretary of war to receive from
the Gettysburg Memorial association
tho 700 acres of ground held by It for
a national park, and to pay the debts of
the association, $2,000. About half of
the bill was) disposed! of when the house
t 4.45 adjourned,
EDGE'S NINETEENTH TERM.
Is Again Chosen Sccrctury of State Hoard
By the United Preijs.
Harrlsburg, Jan. 23. The state board
of agriculture opened Its session this
morning at 9 o'clock dii- the supreme
court room In the Internal affairs build
ing. After the delegates had gotten
their credentials Into shape officers for
next year were elected. The new vice
president are N. B. Crltchfleld, of
Somerset; R. S. Seurle, of Susque
hannn, and W. II. McCullough, of Alle
gheny. The executive board will be
made up of Douls Plollet, of Bradford;
J. A. Herr, of Clinton; a. Helster. of
Dauphin; A. Fugue, of Lycoming;
Jason Sexton, of Montgomery, and
John lloffa. of Northumberland.
At this afternoon's session a number
of Interesting papers were read and
Thomas J. Kdge, was elected secretary
for the nineteenth time.
At the cloBe of this evening's session
Governor and Mrs. Hastings guve a
reception to the members of the board
In the parlors of the executive man
STORM IN LONDON.
Three Persons Are Killed hv Lightning
During the Tempest.
By tho United Press.
London, Jan. 23. A heavy snow storm
prevailed In London during the night
and turned Into ruin this morning. At
9 a. in. the sky suddenly became dark,
the darkness resembling that of night
fall, and n, violent hull storm, accom
panied with thunder and lightning, set
in. Thunder and hailstorm lusted until
10 o'clock, when snow begun falling
again. Tho snow fell for an hour, when
the skies cleured and the sun shone
The storm caused a tremendous rls
log of the Thames. Thousands of acres
at Windsor and 10 ton are flooded, and
many other lections are submerged,
The violence of the wind uprooted
trees, and at Kingston several brick
walls were blown down.
The steeple of St. Stephen's church,
Westminster, was struck by lightning
and set on fire, but the flames were
extinguished before any serious dam
age was done. Three persons in differ
ent parts of London were killed by
lightning, and the roofs of a number
of houses were struck.
A high northwest wind Is blowing
over the channel. Tugs sent out from
Dover are helping 'many veasels In
distress., The night mall boats are not
making their usual trips. French fish
ermen found a derelict bark off Calais
today and towed her to the north of
the harbor, where she sank, blocking
SAVINGS HANK ASSIGNS.
An l'.rlo Institution Is Temporarily Km-
By tho United Press.
Kile, Pa,, Jan. 23. The People's Sav
ings Institution made an assignment to
day to Its cashier, Fred O. Davis. A re
cent bank failure at Hldgway, In which
one of the ollicers of the People Insti
tution was Interested as a stockholder,
Is said to be the cause.
The liabilities, including deposits, nre
$358,000. The bunk claims to have $429,
000 assets. There Is considerable ex
citement, but the fact that the presi
dent of the bank, Samson Short, has
given notice that he will open a private
bank on Monday and give evidence of
sufficient security to meet all claims,
has allayed all fears.
At the Proscnt Uute the Supply in the
Treasury Will lie txhaustcd in a l ew
By the United Press.
New York, Jan. 23. There has been
about $3,0011,000 gold withdrawn from
the sub-treasury for export, on Satur
day and the total amount to be shipped
on that day will not be less than $5,000,
010. The sub-treasury officials have
been conferring with gold exporters to
day relative to t'he delivery of gold bars
In redemption of legal tenders Instead
of gold coin.
Til-' government assumes the position
that the gold .shippers should pay a
slight premium for gold bars 'about
equivalent to the cost of minting the
gold Into coin. The exporters, however.
show little disposition to pay anything
for the gold bars. They claim (hat they
will have to pay a slight charge to the
bank of England for the assaying of
the gold bars, which would counterbal
ance the benefit derived from securing
the bars here. The exchange market
Indicates that the gold movement will
Increase rather than diminish and tihe
shipper consequently are reluctant to
pay any premium for gold bars, as the
time Is near at ihand when the treasury
will have no choice in ithe matter.
The mints cafi turn out only about
$1,600,000 gold coin each week. With
gold exports averaging $5,000,000 to $(,
000,000 a week, it is obvious that the gold
coin will be depleted 111 a few weeks,
The treasury will, however, lose more
guld than the amount exponted, &s the
shippers 'have to sont the gold coin
withdrawn from the treasury nnd de
posit all gold which has been rendered
light by a brascon In the banks. . An
other Issue of bonds Is considered In
evitable, but It mn be stated on high
aut'hority that the floating of 5 per
cent, bonds Is extremely doubtful.
DI SS COULD NOT HELP IT.
Powerless to Prevent Shumcfnl Conduct
In Harmony Society.
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Jan. 23. Today -the at
torneys In the equity proceedings
against Trustee Duss and the Har
mony society concluded to ask for the
appointment of a master. Among the
witnesses examined this afternoon was
Julius Stickle, a former member of the
society, lie said that when Duss be
came Junior trustee he noticed that
things were changing for the worse,
The witness testified that the members
or the council got so drunk that they
were taken home In a wagon. He was
asked If he knew of any immorality.
' es, said the witness. "There was
a woman who, before becoming a mem
ber, was very immoral. I saw fellows
going Into her house. There was a girl
al.-io, who was unfit to be In the so
ciety. All Duss said was that he could
not help It. The witness proceeded to
give a detailed account of whut he
termed 'Shameful conduct.' "
GIRL WITHOUT BRAINS.
Sells Jewelry and Clothes to Unite Money
for n Worthless l.over.
By the United Press.
Wilkes-Burre, Pa., Jan. 23. The old
adage, "The most worthless man often
has the most faithful sweetheart," has
Just been exemplified In this city. At
the last term of court In this city Will
iam "P. Bowman, a young man, was
convlr-'d of the murder of an Arabian
Durliu! the trial he wna constantly
attended by Miss Florence HofTmun, his
Bweetheart. Bowman's attorneys are
now endeavoring to secure liim a new
trial, and as the prisoner is without
money, Miss Hoffman has disposed of
nil her personal property, dresses,
clonks, Jewelry, etc., to provide the
No Cause for the Act.
By tho United Press.
St. Louis, Jan. 23. George R. Jucksnn,
iigcil 34, son of the former president of the
St. Louis Klevator company, was found
by a servant hanging to the transom of his
dressing room thin morning. No eauso
for the suicide Is known. His father
killed himself In a similar manner.
FLASHED FROM THE WIRES.
The New York police sick list numbers
Harvard Is likely to establish a profes
sorship In the KusHlan lunguuge.
A bill prohibiting the display of foreign
flags on piibllo bull. Units passed the New
erased by morphine, K.lwanl Rivers,
of Brownsville, Ky shot his two children
dren nnd then himself ,
Nebraska's governor declined with
thanks the proposed appropriation by
Arkansus to aid drought sufferers.
In a duel over flnanrlul dealings, It. T.
Wood, un American mining engineer, wna
wounded by Juun ('antu, a merchant of
San Felipe, Mex.
Thomas Kerrigan, Who killed a rival
peddler, and Richard Leurh, a wlfs mur
derer, were sentenced at New York to be
electrocuted In March,
FOR LACKAWANNA HOSPITAL
Mr. Conncll Introduces a Bill in Inter
est of an Appropriation.
It Provokes a Wrangle in the Senate.
Meusuro to Sell I'.ggs by Weight, and
Mr. Purr's Compulsory Kdueutlon
Bill Are Kcportcd l'avorubly.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Hnri'lsburg, Pa., Jan. 23. The board
of public buildings and ground's, com
posed of the governor, auditor general
and state treasurer, will organize to
morrow, Governor Hastings taking the
place of ex-Governor Pitttllson. The
re-organlzatlon of the board will be fol
lowed, It was .seinl-ofllcla'lly announced
tonight, by the selection of Captain
John C. De'laney, of this city, as super
intendent of public buildings and
grounds, vice Major John C. LocktVaHt,
of Philadelphia.. Captain Delaney is to
be made -state custodian, if the bill
oi'eatlng that office passes the legisla
ture, la.nd ihls sdeot'Ion for -superintendent
of public grounds will doubtless be
construed to mean that the governor
approves the passu) ge of the bill, not
withstanding ithe objections of General
IjIii, the Republican leader of the
senuite. Auditor General Gregg is also
oppoai d to the bill as well as the selec
tion of Delaney for Lockhant's place.
Factory Inspector Campbell has se
lected Colonel J. T. Robinson, of Milllin-
town, 'a personal friend of Governor
Hastings, as deputy inspector for the
district composed of Dauphin and ad
jacent counties, lit would seem from
this that John C. Conkling, of this city,
ex-Immigrant inspector, who claims to
have been tainted for deputy of this
district, Is to be shelved. The appoint
ment of Colonel Robinson has not been
When the senate met at 11 o'clock this
morning the result of the numerous
meetings held last night was apparent
In the rush to report bills. Forty-five
minutes were consumed In this work,
and nearly fifty bills were reported.
An animated debate was precipitated
by the introduction by Senator Gobln
of a resolution providing for the ap
pointment of a committee of three sen
ators and live members of the house
to investigate the system of book-keeping,
making of contracts, health of In
mates, etc., of the Norristown hospital
for the insane. Mr. Gobln, in response
to a question from Mr. Baker, declared
that the rumors relating to the mis
management of the Institution in ques
tion had reached such . proportions
that they could no longer be disre
garded. He Instanced the story that
tuberculosis was known to exist in cut
tle at the Institution for two years
before the animals were killed.
Mr. Baker declared that It was onlv
within a short time thnt tuberculosis
was known to exist in the cattle, and
usked that the resolution be referred
to a committee, that he might have a
chance to move that the scope of the
investigation be extended to take In
other Institutions. Mr. Grady suggested
that, not to delay action, the senator
from Delaware make his motion ut
In response to this Mr. Meredith
moved to Include In the resolutions
all the insane hospitals, reformatories,
penitentiaries anil statfl hospitals of the
state. After vigorous opposition this
was voted down.
Mr. Baker then aroused the Ire of
members of last session's appropriation
committee by declaring that If there
was any mismanagement of the Insti
tution 111 question the upproprlaton
committee should have discovered It.
This was Indignantly resented by Sena
tors Upperman nnd Smith.
compromise was finally effected by
Including the Wernersvllle hospital in
the resolution, and it was then passed.
The following bills were Introduced:
By Mr. Fruit Amending the act empow
ering boroughs to tax persons, properly
ami occupations for general borough pur
poses. Also authorizing boroughs to re
deem outstanding indebtedness und to is
sue new interest bearing bonds.
By .Mr. Htllcs Appropriating $10,(MO for n
hospital ut Alli-ntown.
By Mr. Flinn Changing the rate of tax
ation on agricultural farm suburban land
from a half to one-quarter per cent.
By Mr. Say lor Conferring on boards of
trustees of hospitals receiving Mute aid
entire control of such Institutions.
By Mr. Mci'urrell Appropriating $15,-
oon to the game commission.
By Mr. Green Appropriating $:!S,-lM.v;
for the deficiency ill the appropriation for
the erection of a stute hospital for tho
The following bills passed finally;
lOstabllshlng the liability of endorsers
of negotiable Instruments; providing addi
tional employes for the senate; to punish
Insolvent bankers for receiving deposits;
authorizing comity commissioners to erect
monuments to the soldiers and sailors of
the lulu war; expediting the determina
tion of suits, causes uud other legal pro
At l.l'i the senate adjourned until 3
o'clock, when addresses eulogistic of
the late Senator George Ross were de
livered. trilogies I'pon Senator Uoss.
Many members of the senate appro
priations committee went to Scotland
this afternoon to Inspect the new Sol
diers' orphans' school, so that there was
but a slim attendance nt the afternoon
session when. Wenator Laubuch, the
Democratic leader In the senate, of
fered a resolution deploring the death
of Honorable George Ross, late senator
from Bucks county, and extending to
his .family tho senate' condolences.
Mr. Laubncli reviewed the career of
the late senator and paid an earnest
tribute to his kindness of heart and his
ability us a lawyer nnd legislator.
Mr. Laubuch was followed by Senator
Gobln, who feelingly referred to Sena
tor Ross as a personal friend, Mr.
Green pointed out the courteous con
sideration! Iwlth which, the tleeeased
senator habitually treated all hi nsso
claes und referred to the abilities which
hu4 mude .him well known throughout
Smntor Saylor, and McCurroll fol
lowed In the same strain, the latter re
ferring, a an Instance of the esteem In
which Senator Ross was held, to hi
nomination by his party ns Its candi
date for the United States senatorshlp.
The .house met at 11 o'clock. Peti
tions were received from cotlptle ask
Ing fur the passage of a law to protect
fish and game, and one from Allegheny
county asking for the passage of the
"religious garb" bill.
The following bills were reported af
firmatively from committees: To pro
vide attendance at public schools and
provide for a truant master (Mr. Sey
Providing for the sale of eggs by weight;
the Furr compulsory education bill; mak
ing the open season for game uniform; re
pealing the act authorizing the appoint
ment of boards of miners' examiners;
abolishing Jury commissioners and direct
ing county commissioners to perform
House bill No. CI, umendlng the act of
June 14, 18ST. relating to the government
of the cities of the second class, passed
finally. It provides that a majority of per
sons voting on a bond issue shall author
ize such Issue.
Bills were read 1n place as follows:
By Mr. Biddle, of Bedford Providing
for election, iippolrumcnt und organiza
tion of roan emiimissiontra in the several
townships, defining thtir powers, and de
scribing the manner of petitioning fo.
road views, etc.
By Mr. Ballard, of Crawford Appro
priating $7,ii'i io the 1-ospltal at Meailvlllc.
By Mr. Kephart, of Fayette Appro
priating t-jMi to the college state hos
pital at Connellsvllle.
By Mr. Council, of Lackawanna Ap
propriating $111, mji) for the Lackawanna
By Mr. Smith, of Jefferson For the sup
pression of lottery gifts and other glfta
by storekeepers .to patrons, making it a
misdemeanor for any merchant to give
or sell any customer gifts, checks, etc.
By Mr. Lytic, of Huntingdon Provid
ing for the selection of a site and erection
of a state hospital for epileptics und ap
propriating tlsu.OUJ therefor.
By Mr. Kratz, of Montgomery Appro
priating $2'J,0UU to the Charity hospital,
By Mr. Keats, of .Montgomery To pro
vide for the election of county treasurers
und prescribing their duties.
By Mr. Raven, of Philadelphia Appro
priating $11,49 for the expenses of the
election committee of the last house.
By Mr. Katon, of Potter To establish an
additional hospital for the Insane for the
district composed of tho counties of Pot
ter, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield,
Jefferson, Center, Huntingdon, Blair,
Cambria, Bedford, Somerset and Imliu.nu,
and appropriating $IUU,iKhi for the same.
By Mr. Mutlox, of Venango Providing
for the topographic map and survey of
Pennsylvania, and appropriating $Gu,o0i)
for the same.
By Mr. Orme, of Schuylkill To establish
a separate orphans' court in Schuylkill
On second reading the bill authoriz
ing nonsuit to be entered and execution
to be Issued for costs by the prottiono
tary in appeals from Judgments of Jus
tice of the peace where the plaintiff
does not enter an appearance within
three calendar months from the first
day of the term to which the appeal Is
entered, was defeated.
VAIL HEARING CONTINUED.
.Monjay Afternoon Is the Time Now Fixed
The hfia.ring of Mi's. Dr. Sarah Klng
Vtiill on u charge of having caused the
dtaith of Mrs. ,ThonuitJ War.klns, of
Providence, by performing a criminal
opt ration on her was 'to have taken
pki.ee before Alderman Fitzsimmons at
4 o'clock yei'tei'd'ay afternoon, but "iad
to be poilliHined until next Monday on
aoc-ourjl of the absence from the clly of
Ohlef of Police Simpson.
At tihe hour for the hearing Mrs. Vail
and 'her husband wvre present. Attor
ney Joilin F. Scragg appeared for the
accused, and District Attorney John
R. Jones for the commonwealth. Mr.
Jones said itC.at It had been necessary
for Chief Simpson to go to Bingham
ton to bring back a fugitive from Jus
tice .nd it was .therefore impossible for
him to be at the .hearing. Mr. Scragg
agreed to a continuance, although he
said he was confident that the common-
woaiitn could m.n make ouit a case
against his cllenlt.
U was decided Ito ihold 'tile hearing
next Monday a.t 4 o'clock. Mrs. Vall's
ball In the sum of $2,000 was renewed,
A. L. Clark ami E. F. Vail, of Scott
township, asMln qualifying as her
KINKA1D S MOTORMEX.
It Is Alleged That They Aro Not In Sym
pathy w ith tho Compunics.
By tho I'nlted Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 28. There was a
steady run of applicants for employ
ment at the fXwirth avenue recruiting
agency of the Brooklyn street railway
companies today. Agent Klnkaid said
that he would jjend about sixty more
men eartt tonight. Today none but ex
perienced motormen were employed.
it is stated that a number of men
who were sent eaat last evening are
prominent among the local organized
ti'ttotlon employes and purposely en
gaged their services, Intending to se
cure information for the benefit of the
strikers and their supporters.
Bishop O'llin a Presides Over Ceremonies
at Mnlllnckrodt Convent,
By tho I'nlted Press.
Wilkes-Uarre, Pu Jan. 23. The Im
plying new ndltlon recently built to the
large Malllnckrodt Convent In this city
was blessed this morning by the lit.
Hev. Bishop O'Hara, of Scranton. The
ceremonies, which were most solemn
and Impressive, began with holy mass
In the chapel and concluded with a To
Deitm. Among tho clergymen present
were llev. P. Crist, of Scranton, and
I lev. J. Koeper, of Wllllamsport.
The ci nvent Is now the largest, hand
somest und best equipped Institution of
Us kind In the state.
CONFESSED A CRIME.
Robert Schall Arrested for tho Murder of
By the I'nlted Press.
York. Pu Jun. 23. Tlohert Schall, of
this city, was arrested toduy on a
charge of miuruW. The crime with
which Schall Is charged was commit
ted In November, when Klchurd
(lord. in, of this city, was shot In the
back of the head at his home. The af
fair was shrouded In mystery until
Schall took a companion Into his con
fidence u short time ago, and the con
fession led to the arrest.
Dynamite nt Honolulu.
By the United Press.
Ban Francisco, Jan. 23. Pacts have come
to light In this city which show thnt the
Hoyallst revolt In Honolulu included a
plot to blow up the government head
quarters with dynamite,
For eastern Pennsylvania, fulr;
We will have open our
And the largest stock we
have ever showii. The
character of the line of
these goods we carry is so
well known that it is
Needless for Us
To Specify Styles,
Bat Merely Say
WE HAVE THE!
YERY LATEST NOYELTIES
AND SPECIAL DESIGNS
And the entire stock at
The New Tariff Prices,:
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
H. A. KINGSBURY
. AGENT FOlt
CMS. s. sen I CO.'S
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 Evenings Except Saturday,
Is doing the business.
And the population of Scran
ton know where to go for
popular goods at
W. J. WEIGH EL,
408 tUCE STREET.
NEAR DIME BANK. '
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