The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 30, 1895, Image 1

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Proceedings of State Senate and
House of Representatives.
.Mr. Porter's Hill 1'ixlnn the Number and
Eligibility of Couucilincn Arouses Pls
mission A Pecullur Resolution by
Mr. Onnc. of Schuylkill.
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 29. This was a
day of debate In the senate; there was
also considerable talk In the house.
Senator Penrose, the leader of tha
friends of Senator Quay, won a deci
sive victory over the Porter-Martin
combine by overwhelmingly defeating
Senator Porter's pet scheme reducing
the number of the councllmen in Phila
delphia, the vote being 29 to C against
its Anal passage.
Senator Porter tried to have the bill
recommitted to committee, but Pen
rose Insisted upon immediate action
and was sustained by the solid Quay
forces. In the house the coinmitttee on
rules scoied a point in providing more
hours of work, The Democrats will
hold a caucus tomorrow and an effort
will be made to form a combination
with the Martin-Porter people to fight
Quay and his friends. The Democrats
are anxious to defeat the bill being
urged by the state administration to
reorganize the state banking depart
ment and Increase the. salary of one
superintendent $4,000 to $0,000. They
ere in a hopeless minority, though. In
both branches, and even if they were
to combine with Quay's opponents, this
could not rally enough votes to defeat
this or any other measure in which the
Heaver senator Is Interested. Gover
nor Hustings will appoint Chairman
Ollkeson, of the Republican state com
mittee, superintendent of bunking as
sociation as soon as the bill becomes a
New Hills Introduced nnd Other Matters
Considered at Hegular Sessions.
By the United Press.
Hsrrlsliurg, Pa., Jan. 29. The senate
met at 11 o'clock. Among the bills In
troduced were the following:
iiy Mr. Hnnnon Providing for an ad
ditional law Judge In the Forty-eighth
Hy Mr. Green Appropriating $2,000
for the Home for Friendless Children,
at Reading.
Among the bills which passed second
reading were the following: Creating
the office of custodian of state sup
plies. This bill was so amended as to
strip the custodian of the extensive
powers originally conferred on him un
der Its provisions and make him prac
tically an employe of the board of pub
lic grounds and buildings, the board to
be held responsible, as now, for 'the
purchase and distribution of supplies.
An hour was spent In the discussion of
the bill, ai determined effort being made
by Senator Grady to reduce the clerical
force, for which provision Is made, as
well as the large force of watchmen to
be created. The sentiment of the sen
ate was overwhelmingly against him,
however, and the proposedamendments
were rejected.
Senator Gobln declared that the sen
ate might as well face the fact that al
most every bill before it was designed
o create new ofllces or to Increase
present salaries, and Insisted it was
lime to call a halt.
He was supported by Senator Kauf
man, who declared himself against all
Increase of salary or the creation of
new ofllces, unless they could be shown
to be absolutely necessary.
Mr. McCarrell championed the meas
ure, and Anally secured its passage
as amended.
Mr. Porter's BUI Discussed.
Mr. Penrose 4hen called upon third
reading Mr. Porter's bill fixing the
number and eligibility of counollmen
In cities of ithe first class.
Me Porter objected, but Mr. Penrose
moved to suspend the rules, end the
f prate agreed by a. vote of 38 to 79. M r.
Ptlrter than moved that the bill be re
committed, but the senate refused to
On the question of the bill's passage,
Senator Penrose declared the bill to
be vicious and charged Its author (Mr.
Porttr) with being responsible for de
moralizing legislation by Philadelphia
. The measure was defended by
Messrs. Crouse and Porter. The bill
failed to pass: Yeas, 5; nays, 39.
These nominations were sent In itoday
by the governor and confirmed: John
L. Koyer, to be alderman at Johns
town; Valley Forge commissioners, F.
M. Brooke, W. J. Latta, S. V. Penny
packw, Tatnall Paulding, F. D. Stone,
J. J. .Badley, Philadelphia; WJIllam
Wayne, Paoll; L. O. McCauley, West
Chester; H. A. Muhlenberg, Heading;
quartermaster general, A. J. Logan,
House Proceedings.
The house met at 11 o'clock. Mr. Ly
tic, of Huntingdon, chairman of the on rules, offered a resolu
tion thnt the sessions on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays begin at
1 o'clock. The resolution was then
Among the bills -reud In place were
the following:
By Mr. Cotton, of Allegheny Creating
a department to. be known as the savings
association department, and providing for
Iho supervision and examination of do
mestic and foreign building and loan asso
ciations. By Mr. Illchey, of Allegheny Providing
that where councllmen refuse or neglect
to perform their duty, the clerk of quar
ter sessions may, upon complaint of any
lx taxable clt liens, und proof thereof,
declare their seats vacant and appoint
others In their stead until the next elec
tion. '
Hy Mr, l.uden, of Berks Appropriating
$2,000 for friendless children at Ken.dl.ig.
By Mr. Kuy, of Jdincaster Appropriat
ing 190,000 to tha normal school at Millers
burg. By Mr. Harvey, of Lucerne Providing
for the payment of three-fourths of the
State appropriation to 'School districts
upon the completion of the minimum
school term, the balance to be paid at the
Close ot the year.
Mr. Urine's Kesnlutlon.
Mr. Orme, of Hchuylklll, presented a
' resolution which was out of order and
"withdrawn, which was as follows:
Whereas, The prestdnet of the United
States by his messuge to congress Jan
'a, seems Impressed with the Idea that
gold only has vnlue, and that the credit,
honor and patriotism of the people count
for naught under a Democratic adminis
tration ; and
Whereas, The walling and fear of the
president and his secretary are having a
demoralizing effect upon the business in
terests of the country and the securities
Of the government: be It
Resolved, Thut the committee on ways
and means be directed to draft u measure
for the lluuncial mllof of the United
Slutes to the end that credit and honor of
the general government be encouraged
and maintained and relieved until such
time aa the present unfortunate adminis
tration Is replaced by a competent and
thorough American policy at Washington
Just before the close of the morning
session Mr. Ititer, of Philadelphia, in
troduced the revenue bill prepared by
the state tax conferenoe.
The house at 1.25 adjourned until to
morrow at 11 o'clock.
A Pistol on the Amateur Stage Kills One
of the Comedians.
By the United Press.
Da Grange, Ga., Jan. 29. News of a
sensational tragedy enacted In Cham
bers county, Alabama, Just across the
C'torgla line, has reached here. A. T.
Davlston was killed by his brother.
Will. The two, with their sister, Mrs.
Jones, and a Mrs. West, went from
Lafayette, tiheir home, to Davlston, to
give a musiiical entertainment.
The Duvlston boys were giving a
comedy In which a pistol was to figure.
Will'iim drew the pistol at the proper
time and pulled the trigger. He was
horrified to see ills brother drop, und
when It became known that he was
dead there was great consternation.
Nobody seems to know how the pistol
became loaded. The boys are of a
prominent family In Lafayette.
The .Municipal I.eugue Will Petition to
the Legislature in the Interest of the
Organization of a l.exow Committee.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Jan. 29. Tf the Muni
cipal ileugue, . a non-partisan organiza
tion, whose object Is reform in muni
cipal polltios, has its wishes acceded
t by the legislature, Philadelphia poli
tics will have a stirring up similar to
that carried on by Lexow eomSnlttee In
New York city. A pttltlon will be pre
sented In the legislature tomorrow
from the leagua asking for the appoint
ment of j cumtni'ttee to Investigate the
municipal government of Philadelphia.
The petition recites that it is almost
dally reported In the newspapers that
corporate influence Is being exercised
In city councils to the detriment of
The petition also refers to Sr-nator
Quay's arraignment of David Martin,
the Republican loader of Philadelphia,
In the United States senate and states
that Mr. Quay's accusation that Mr.
Martin broke "pllghte-d faith" yaa In
reference to 'the latter's promise to
nominate a certain candidate for mayor
of Philadelphia. The petition aays that
such a promise If given was In viola
tion of the law. The league therefore
asks that a. committee be appointed
with full power to examine books and
subpoena witnesses and that the league
be allowed to be represented by counsel.
The llrukemnn Uceelvcs $8, 104.1 A In Ills
Suit Against the I). A II. Company.
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 29. The Jury
In the case of John F. Dooner vs. the
Delaware and Hudson Canal company
returned a verdict today for the pluln
tlCf for J8.104.1C. Dooner was a brake
man In the employe of the company In
1S89, and while making a flying switch
was thrown from a car and had a leg
taken off.
It was stated that the car was not
equlped with "hand holds," nnd suit
was brought for $10,000 damages. It
was tried In 189.1 nnd the Jury awarded
Dooner $8,080, but on an appeal by the
company the supreme court ordered n
new trial which resulted as above. The
case may be carried to the higher courts
again by the company.
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Confederate Vetcrns Honor the Widow of
tho Cireat General.
By the United Press.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 29. The reception
of the Fulton Coumty Confederate Vol
unteers' association by Mrs. 'Ulysses S.
Oranit, at the Aragon hotel, was a nota
ble event.
AH the morning tihere was a steady
throng of visitors to pay their respects
to .the widow of the great Union gen
eral. Many confederate veterans took
the opportunity to welcome her to At-
lnnta. Many other distinguished cltl
zens Joined In the reception.
I.ady School Directors.
By the United Press.
Ureensburg, Pa., Jan. 29. Last night tho
Democrats of New Florence placed In
nomination Mrs. -Hubburd Swarts, Mrs.
Lawson, a widow, and Miss Mary Trim
ble for school directors. These persons
have tha honor of being the first ladles
ever numed for office In this county, and
It Is said their chances of election are
Iluywnrd's Defence,
By the United Press.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 29. Another
Juror was secured this morning In the
Haywunl murder trial. This makes the
eleventh one secured. .Mr. Krwln, nttor-
ney for the defence, announced that his
line of defence would be Insanity nnd thut
It was hcredltury. .
(iold Reserve Shrinking.
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 29. The treasury gold
reserve was reduced, as far as reported
up to the close of business, to $18,516,198.
The withdrawals for the day amounted to
$3,149,000 and for yesterduy and toduy
combined aggregated $7,224,000.
At Shamokln, by their sled running Into
a fence. Miss Annie Muri'ock hud a leg
broken and' George HI net was badly cut
about the limbs.
On the ground of lack of 'confidence In
councils, the People's party, of Heading,
will oppose the proponed city loan of $900,-
000 for public Improvements.
The Btute college authorities have rtc
termlned to put a stop to busing, and a
student mimed Itlen, of Allegheny, hus
been expelled for the offense.
A fund Is being raised by the Ministerial
Association of Hchuylklll county to con
tlnue the auditor's 'Investigation of the
suanduls at the county almshouse.
George Ft. Taylor, aged 8ii, for ten years
captain or company H, Fourteenth , regi
ment, Nutlonul Guard of Pennsylvania
slipped on the Ice In front of a train at
Bdgewood, near Pittsburg, and was
hurled to death.
Much Grief in Store for the Brooklyn
, Trolley Car Magnates.
Vet the Street Car Olliclals Will De Ar
raigned for Violations of Labor and
Other Lows and Roads Will
lie Iloycotted.
By tho United Press.
Brooklyn, Jan. 29. The withdrawal
of the Vtvst brigade was followed by
many small disturbances. President
Ltwla declaimed with muoh emphasis
that It was a serious mistake to with
draw the brigade. He said that he had
received anonymous information that
If the remaining troops are disbanded.
sheol will break loose. He had a body
guard of detecMves about his person,
and President Norton never moves
without an armed guard at his side.
On the other side the mayor, General
McLeer and other officials believe that
quiet Is restored and turbulence at an
Master Workman Connelly still in
puts that the strikers are not beaten.
There are no signs of a break In their
ranks. Only a few of them have made
personal application. The formal ten
der of 'their services by Mr. Connelly
wa l a move upon which to base an ap
plication for u new writ of mandamus.
This was made against the Atlantic
Avenue company today and was the
first proceeding In court against that
company. Similar writs are to follow
against the Brooklyn, Queens county,
and Suburban. The Brooklyn Heights
company was served with formal notice
In the mandamus proceedings against
them. They have twenty days to an
swer. They have also 'to appear before
the attorney general at Albany tomor
row in the application for action look
ing to the forfeiture of their charter.
In addition to this, warrants are to be
upplied for tomorrow before Justice
Tlghe, for the arrest of the officers of
the line for violating the ten hour law.
One motorman has made allldSvIt that
he was forced to work eleven hours and
f ix minutes for the company.
Violation of the ten-hour law Is a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of
$500 for each offense, or lmirl9onment
ror three months. There are em
ployes who threaten to bring action.
Still further proceedings which are In
the programme are suits by each em
ploye for one week's salary, and suits
for damages by merchants whose busi
ness has been prostrated.
While the strikers are pulling all
these strings to give trouble to the
companies and force athem to surren
der, there are other complications.
Other Complications.
The board of aldermen are seeking for
some means of demolishing the com
panies; the labor organizations have
decided not to ride In their cars; the
grand Jury is looking into the loss of
life and limb due to violations of the
laws regulating speed of cars; the
board of arbitration has gone to Al
bany to report upon the causes of the
strike, and a new committee from the
legislature Is on Its way to Investigate
the whole matter. All In all ,the lot
of the trolley magnate Is not a happy
Tha companies made a good showing
In the number of cars run and lines
operated today. They have shown that
all they need Is time to engage and
break in new men, and protection for
the men and property of the roads.
Snow and cut wires In the early morn
ing gave them some trouble, but by
noon about two-thirds of the number
of curs operated previous to the strike
were in operutlon. Cars run close to
schedule time all duy and later at
night than has been attempted In two
Only once toduy were the troops
called out. At about 3 p. m. a gang of
men placed a wagon on the track of
the Fifth avenue line at Twenty-first
street and mobbed the crew of the first
car which arrived. The policeman on
the front platform was powerless. He
whistled for help, however, and another
officer nutified the Twenty-third regi
ment boys at the stables of the line at
Twenty-third street. The militiamen
rushed to 'the rescue at double quick.
The mob scattered In all directions.
Lewis Grim, one of the men In the
crowd, attempted to remove the lever
used by the motorman to turn on the
current, and was arrested.
Numerous Accidents.
Tlfcre were many accidents today due
to the Inexperience of motormen. Trol
ley car 1310, of ithe Hnlsey street line,
ran Into a coach at the corner of Ful
ton and Oxford street at 3.40 p. m.
Two ladles In the coach, the Misses
Anderson, received contusions and Buf
fered from the shock, and the driver,
Henry Day, had his ribs fractured.
The coach was damaged to the extent
of $500. The motorman was arrested.
In tho police courts today twenty-two1
men were arraigned charged with stone
throwing, wire cutting, track obstruct
ing or otherwise Interfering with trol
ley roads. They were all held for trial.
AThousund Hottlcs of Whiskey Alleged
to Have Been Used,
By the United Press.
Indima, Pa., Jan. 29. An examina
tion of the bill of particulars filed by
Judge While shows that Judge White
claims about 800 Illegal votes cant by
non-registered voters, non-tax payers
and defective affidavits. In court to
duy several ballot boxes were opened,
and several witnesses testified to re
ceiving pay and promises from Judge
White In return for their votes.
Judge Blair's attorneys claim tihat
they will produce evidence conclusive
that Judge White purchased and sent
(nio the county 1,000 bottles of whiskey
shortly before election.
A Large Army of chlnuineit Ncur Ku-
By the Unltod Press.
Hiroshima, Jun. 29. A dispatch re
ceived here from tho headquarters of
the Japanese army operutlng against
the Chinese says that a strong force of
the enemy, which retreated from Yuen-Cheng-Shen
to the northwest without
fighting, Is now In the vicinity of Ku-Shung-Hon.
Large, numbers of the
enemy are reported to be along the
coast road from YiAig-Cheng-Shen. The
dispatch adds that It is now possible
to convey field guns three miles west
ward, but the roads are bad and it is
difficult to tepnlr them. A telegram re
ceived here from the commander of the
Second Japanese army announces thut
a Chinese fugitive from Llerklng Island,
off Wel-Hal-VVel, reports that the Chi
nese fleet Inside that harbor numbers
eight warships, six gunboats and eleven
The hole which was knocked In the
bottom of the Chinese battle-ship Chen
Yuen, when she grounded, has been
filled with cement; but she will be un
able to fire her heavy guns. The re
pairs 'to the Lai-Yuen, the Chinese
double-screw armored cruiser, are in
complete and the Kang-Chl has no
Mury klegel Charges tier Husband
with Cruelty.
By the United Press.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 29. Mrs. Mary
Rlegel, of Bloomsbu'ry, N. J., has
brought suit for alimony against her
husband, Dr. U. Lear Klegel, on the
ground of desertion and cruel treat
ment. It was Dr. Rlegel who a few
duys ago had an Interchange of shots
with William Blbbler, of Germantown,
Pa., whom he accused of undue Intim
acy with Mrs. Klegel. Blbbler and
Mrs. Klegel are first cousins.
In her complaint filed In the court of
chancery toduy Mrs. Rlegel charges the
doctor with having been most cruel to
her, getting Into violent passions, using
profane language and striking her on
several occasions. She also says he hus
threatened her life, and that once he
knocked their child out of her arms.
A short time ago she went to her home
for a week with her husband's consent,
and afterward through unwarranted
Jealousy he charged her with Improper
relutluus with Blbbler, and sent word
to her through her father not to re
turn to their home, as he would not
permit her to live with him any more.
The doctor, she says, Is In receipt of an
umple income and is able to properly
provide for her needs.
Question of Creating an O if Ice for the
church in this Country.
By the United Press.
Baltimore, Jun. 29. Bishop Paret Is
preparing a report on the questlun of
creating an archbishop In the Kplseopnt
church of America, with headquarters
at Washington. The matter was re
ferred ulong with other matters by
the lust general convention In 1S1I2 to
a commission appointed to consider
changes In the constitution of the
church. This commission appointed a j
committee, of which Bishop Paret was j
chairman, to muke a report on the sub
ject. The bishop's report will be read
for the meeting of the commission In
New York Feb. 12.
A prominent clergyman said today It
was generally believed the commission
would report agalnstthe establishment
of ' an arch-Episcopacy In America.
Such a change, if recommended, could
not be brought about before 1898, as it
would have to be adopted by two gen
eral conventions. In case such a chance
were made It was stuted that Bishop
Potter, of New York, would likely be
made archbishop.
Offers of .Mediation by the United Stutes
. Will Not He Considered.
By tho United Press.
City of Mexico, Jan. 29. The govern
ment still refuses to disclose the tenor
of the Guatemalan note. The Impres
sion prevails that it has been consid
ered, and thut Mexico has demanded
Instant payment of $1,800,000 Indemnity,
which, if refused, wlll'mean war Of
fers of mediation by the United States
government will not be considered.
The death of Dunn, the American,
and 'Murphy, an Irishman, Is confirmed.
They were murdered und robbed by
threadbare Joke.
By the- United Press. k
Trieste, Jan. 29. The Qerman warship
Stein, which was reported through the
medium of a note enclosed In a Moating
bottle to be sinking, Is lying In this har
bor, where she hus been since last Thurs.
day. Nothing has happened to her. It In
surmised thut some Joker on board tho
Slelu set the bottle afloat.
' General lllssell Will Stay.
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 29. When asked by a
representative of the United Press today
If It were true that he would resign at the
expiration of the present congress, Post
master General Ulssell said very em
phatically: "No, sir. It Is not true."
Carpet Mutters Will Not Strike.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Jan. 29. The members of
the Ingrain Carpet Power Loom associa
tion held a meeting tonight and decided
not to Inaugurate a general strtks among
Its members. A number of new recruits
Joined the association at the meeting.
Purpose of the Our.
By the United Press.
Berlin, Jun. 29. Private dispatches from
St. Petersburg suy that In replying tod:iy
to a delegation representing the provincial
cities the rzur suld that he wns firmly re
solved, as was his dear futher, to up
hold the uutocrucy of the czar.
A companion shot and killed Dr. John
Powell, of Pennsylvania, mining physi
elun at Kucirtecas, Mex.
The New Orleans Cotton Factors' asso
ciation indorses the proposed reduction tf
the cotton acreage of the coming year.
General William Shakespeare, of Kala
mazoo, Mich., whose pension was reduced
from $72 to $30 a month, threatens a
After masquerading as a man for six
teen years, Louise Matson ("Milton B.
Mutson"), hus been arrested as a forger
at Los Gatos, Cul,
James Cox, of Flndlay, O., has been
found murdered In the Indian Territory,
and his traveling companion, Thurman
Brothers, of Canton, O., Is missing.
George Gould's demurrer In the $11,000.
000 bond suit of tho Soldiers' Orphans'
home, Ht. Louis, has been dismissed, und
ho and Russell Sage must answer the alle
gations, 'Diego Gonzalez, who betraye a Miss
Valasquei In Uuroyeca, Mex., was stabbed
to deuth by the young woman und her
mother and burled under the floor of their
Gold coin to the amount ot $2,GOO,000 was
yosterdny shipped from the Philadelphia
mint to the New York stibtreasury.
Within the past week $10,000,000 In gold
has been shipped from the mint here to
the sub-treasury In New York,
Mr. Manderson Offers a Compromise
Bill Allowing Five Thousand Mile Books.
Measure Kepcullng Duty of One
Tenth of a Cent u Pound on Su
gur Passed in the House,
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 29. The financial
question was brought to the front early
in today's session by a resolution which
was offered by Mr. Manderson, and
which after discussion, was referred
to the finance committee. It embraced
seven' propositions which Mr. Mander
son admitted looked like a hodge-podge,
but which really was, he said, a com
promise that might be, and ought to be,
embodied Into law: A reserve of $200,
000,000 In gold and $200,000,000 In Bllver;
the Issue of bonds payable In gold or
Bllver;' the destruction of legal tender
notes when paid in gold or sliver; the
exchange, for five years, when demand
ed, of gold coin for silver coin, and of
silver coin for gold coin; the use of the
new bonds for national bank currency
(of not less denomination than $10); the
requirement of payment of duties in
gold on goods Imported from countries
having a gold standard ana In gold or
silver onji, goods Imported from coun
tries having a silver standard; and,
finally the free coinage of silver and
gold at the ratio of IB to 1, and the en
larged coinage of subsidiary silver coin.
Interesting remarks on this proposition
and on the finance question generally
were made by Senators Manderson and
Amendments to the pooling bill,
which Mr Butler said he .would call up
tomorrow, were suggested by Mr.
Chandler, looking, among other things,
to the preliminary submission of pro
posed changes of railroad rates to the
Interstate commerce commission. The
bankruptcy bill was discussed for a
couple of hours and the commercial
travelers' bill (allowing the issue of
I 5,000 miles mileage tickets) was passed.
The Sugur Tariff Vote.
Hy the decisive vote of 239 to 31 the
house this afternoon at the closj of an
Interesting session passed the bill re
pealing the differential duty of one
tenth of a cent a pound Imposed In
the tariff bill on sugars Imported from
I countries paying an expoi i uuuui uu
i mat article, i ne reoreseiuuuves vol
ng against the passage of the bill were:
Republicans-Adams. Pennsylvania;
Belden, New York; Bingham, Pennsyl
vania; Boutelle, Maine; Bowens, Cala-
fornia; Dalzell, Pennsylvania; Curtis,
Daniels, Gillette,- Hooker and Lefevrc,
New York; Loud, California; Louden
Blager, New Jersey; Marvin, Payne,
Qulgg and Ray, New York; Reed,
Maine; Robinson, Pennsylvania; Storer,
Ohio; Sherman, Van Vorhls, Wads
worth nnd Wever, New York; Wanger,
Democrats Covert, New York;
Davey, Meyer, Ogdcn, Price and Rob
ertson, Louisiana.
While the bill was In the committee
all the amendments were voted down
except one, and tha t was pending when
the committee rose. It was offered by
Mr. Dlngley (Rep., Me.) and provided
that -the repeal of the differential duty
was not to be held to Imply that the
United. States surrendered Its rights
under treaties to offset bounties by the
Imposition of equivalent differential
duties whenever congress deems It de
sirable to enforce them. A yea and
nay vole upon th-la amendment was
hud In the house, resulting: Yeas, 112;
nays, 150.
On this amendment the Republicans
and Populists, with the exception of
Baker, of Kansas, voted aye, and the
Democrats generally no. The follow
ing Democrats voted with the Republi
cans: Bairnts, Covert, Geary. Harris,
Lester, Martin, of Indiana; Meyer,
Price und Ryan. An amendment! of
fered by Mr. Hltt, to repeal the one
eighth of a cent additional duty on re
fined sugars was rejected by a vote of
85 to 109; and an amendment by Mr.
Van Voids, of New York, to place all
sugars and molasses on the free list
was rejected 75 to 120.
TWis action was taken nt the request
of Mr. Wilson, chairman of the com
mittee on ways and means, in charge of
the bill, who stated that the chances
of its becoming a law depended en
tirely upon Its going 'through the house
as an Independent measure In the
shape In which It was reported.
Mr. lloycr Now Kegrcts That Ho Pooled
with the Hatcher's Deughtcr.
By the United Press. i
Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 29. Valentine
L. Hoyer, a wealthy confectioner, who
on Jan. 3 was to have been married to
Miss MUry A. Fogel, and who an hour
before the wedding left for parts un
known, leaving only o note saying that
he was a married man, returned to
town itoday and was promptly arrested
and, In default of bail, sent to Jail.
Miss Fogel claims $50,000 damages.
Hoyer returned here from Northamp
ton, Mass., with his wife and child and
never suspected arrest. Miss Fogel Is
18 years old, and Is the daughter of n
well-to-do South Side butcher,
Michael Moore Becomes Tired of
Life and Coinmltts Suicide.
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 29. Mrs.
Michael Moore, the wife of a promin
ent miner living at Port Bowkley, near
this city, committed suicide tonight by
taking a half ounce of arsenic, from tihe
effects- of which she dLed In. great
agony, Mrs. Moore had been an Inva
lid for several years and stated to the
priest who administered the last rite
of the church that she was "tired of
life and wished to end It all."
The poison was secured by her
brother-in-law, Frank Moore, Jan. 22,
at a drug store in Plains, for the al
leged purpose of killing rats.
Tho Important Document Disposing of
$20,000,000 Is Missing.
By the United Press.
San Fransiaco, Jan. 29. The will of
Utiie late) ex-Senator James G. Fair
ha been stolen from the office of the
county clerk of this city, a lot of worth
less papers being ' substituted. No
trace of .the missing testament has been
discovered. The affair has caused a
great sensation, over $20,000,000 being at
stake. Copies of the will are in the
possession of attorneys, but the accura
cy of the copies may be questlonsd.
The signature of Mr. Fair is also gone
and cannot be produced for Identifica
tion by attesting witnesses on the hear
ing of the executors' petition for the ad
mission of the will to probate.
The stealing of the will produces a
serious dilemma. The Bon of Senator
Fair .Is about to contest the will on the
ground of undue Influence and Incapaci
ty, with the consent of the daughters.
The executors have refused to produce
other wills known to be among Mr.
Fair's papers. He had a mania for
making new testaments. The children
object to 'comparative strangers han
dling their father's property aa a trust
and wish to break the will.
Proceedings of Annual Meeting at Wash
ington Hcsolutions Upon the 1'lnanclal
(Question-President l-'raley Ke-cleetcd.
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 29. The annual
meeting of the national board of trade
begun at the Shoreham hotel today,
and during the morning session It was
shown pretty clearly that the organiza
tion was heartily In sympathy with
President Cleveland In his efforts to
obtain some financial legislation. A
reference to the subject resulted In
some discussion In which Mr. Ray
mond, of Detroit, appeared to voice the
sentiment of the meeting In his state
ment that the board was going to help
the president and that all its members
were In sympathy with his object as
outlined in his message yesterday.
The discussion was brought to a close
by the adoption of a resolution pre
sented by Mr. Dousman, of Chicago,
for the appointment of a committee of
nine to be appointed by the president
of the board to consider all plans for
financial relief, the committee to report
tomorrow morning, and to the conven
tion to take action which should be
communicated to President Clevelund
by the nutlonul board at 1 o'clock to
morrow afternoon.
Previous to -this a note had been re
ceived by the convention from Private
Secretary Thurber Inviting the del
egates to call upen Mr. Cleveland at
the hour and date named.
Resolutions were also presented re
way of securing permanent financial
relief and declaring It the opinion of
the board that congress should make
some provisions for -providing for the
expenses of the government and to
keep unimpaired the national credit.
These and other resolutions endorsing
the president's mess-age of yesterday,
and also calling on congress to adopt
-some financial legislation was referred
to the committee of nine.
The Hon. Frederick Fralcy. of Phila
delphia, the venerable president of the
A Threatened Struggle in Which Debs
and Arthur .May Join Hands.
By the United Press.
Oakland. Cul., Jan. 29. Chief Arthur,
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers, arrived this evening. He is hav
ing a vote polled on the Southern Pa
cific, along the entire system, on the
uqestion ot ordering a general strike
If the Southern Pacific company will
not recede from the schedule pre
sented the first of the year. Such a
strike cannot be ordered unless two
thirds of the entire membership con
sent. The result of a general strike of
the engineers depends entirely on the
attitude of the men who lost their
places In the American Railway Union
strike last July.
T. J. Roberts, of the local union, sard
tonight that nothing would be done to
Interfere with the success of the strike
by the engineers as organized labor was
now at stake, and If another fight came
on all would unite to make it a suc
cessful movement to overthrow the
power of corporations. The American
Railway Union will furnish no men, he
said, and is of the opinion that Debs
and Arthur will unite their forces In
California early in the spring and make
one of the greatest national strikes ever
attempted. The fact thut 149 branches
of the order have been organized since
last August shows it has strong Inward
N lot lug at liiojunelro.
By the United Press.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 29. The government Is
preparing for a possible outbreak on the
part of Pelxotolsta and Jacobins. There
was much rioting In the streets lust even
ing. The police attacked and dispersed
the rioters, some of whom were injured.
The outlook is somewhat serious.
Object to Pittsburg Scale.
By the United Press.
New Castle, Pa., Jan. 29. One hundred
and fifty miners employed In the lloyt
Hale mines went out on strike today.
They object to reductions In conformity
with the Pittsburg scale.
Vice President Stevenson returned to
duty yesterday.
Speaker Crisp's health- Is better, and he
Is expected to be on duty by Thursday.
Captain Howgate's trial for embezzle
ment was begun yesterday, a Jury being
Senator Allen expects to get an Investi
gation of the Alabama election by the aid
of tho) votes of Mantln and Clurke, expect
ed to qualify from Montana and Wyoming
respectively this week.
Olliclals of the Indian bureau Interior
department place no credence In the pub
lications that a great gambling game Is
In. progress between rival tribes In the
Btute of Washington, which hus been
huttlmf several weeks, and the Indians are
etnklug property and large sunn ot
money on the result.
Great Britain and Western Europe are
snowbound, and there Is live Inches of
snow at Nice.
Lord Randolph Churchill's remains were
burled at lllabon Church, Woodstock,
Eng., Monday.
Sir Philip Currie has demanded $2C0 as
Indemnity for the recent arrest In Ar
menia of a British Wenleyan missionary.
Italy has usked President Cleveland
to arbitrate the claim of her subject,
Cerrutl, for damages for unwarranted
Imprisonment In Colombia.
- For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warm
er; southwest winds.
Opening of
Jan, 24th.
We will have open our
And the largest stock wa
have ever shown. The
character of the line of
these goods we carry is so
. well known that it is
Needless for Us
To Specify Styles,
But Merely Say
And the entire stock at
The New Tariff Prices.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
The boys and girls must
have the best Leather
and Rubber Shoes.
We have them. They
don't cost much, either.
. Closed Evenings Except Saturday,
Is doing the business.
And the population of Scran
ton know where to go for
popular goods at
popular prices.