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SCUANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOHXIXG, JANUA11Y 31, 1893.
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The North German Lloyd
Steamer Elbe Goes Down
OYER 350 PERSONS PERISH
Only Three Small Hunts at Hand to
Accommodate 3S0 I'asscniicrs.
Twenty-One Rescued Fate
of Other Hunt Load Is
in Doubt Vales of
3y the United Press.
Loudon. Jan. 30. The North Cerman
Lloyd steamer Kibe, bound from lire
men for New York, was sunk in u colli
sion with a small steamer lifty miles
off Lowestoft early this morning. She
carried 3S0 seuls. Hut twenty-one sur
vivors have buon saved, but u few i:h- i
ers may be still afloat In one of the i
ship's small boats. At 10 o'clock this
evening the number of lives lost was I
(riven out at SM. The survivors of the
wreck were landed at Lowestoft by the
fishing smack Wildtlower ut 5.40 o'clock
They are: Stolllierg. third officer;
Neussel, tlrst engineer; Weser, pay
master; Schultheiss, Linkmeyer and
Sitting, assistant paymasters; Purst,
chief stoker: Vloebe, steward; Weiining,
singer, and Siebert, sailors: Iresou and
B.itke. ordinary t im.'n: Dehaide. der
man pilot: (Iwtnhani, Knglish pilot;
Hofmann. Lugen. Schlegel and Vewra,
Anna Dun-eker, salon pMs-nengv-rs, and
Bol;h-n. ste-rage passengers. Hof
munn's home Is in Nebraska. His wife
and boy went down with the ship. All :
of them were in a pitiable condition. j
The passengers were but half clothed. I
Their few garments were frozen stiff,
their hair was coat, d with Ice. and i
anxiety and effort had exhausted them j
so completely tha t thy had to be j
helped ashore. The officers and sailors !
were fully dressed, but their clothes !
had been drenched and frozen ami thy
had been almost paralyzed with cold
and fatigue. They had been ashore
three hours before they had recovered
sufficiently to tell the story of the
wreck Their accounts agreed upon the
The Kibe left Bremen on Tuesday
afternoon. The few hours of the voyage
hef.ire the disaster were uneventful.
At 4 o'clock this morning the wind was
blowing very hard and a tremendous
sea was running. The morning was
unusually dark. Numerous lights were i
Been la all directions, showing that
many vessels were near by. The cap
tain ordered, therefore, that rockets
phould be s-nt up at regular intervals i
to warn the craft to keep out of the '
A Warning I nhecdeJ.
It was near 6 o'clock, and the Kibe
was swine fifty miles off Lowestoft,
coast of Suffolk, when the lookout man
Sighted a steamer of about l.ilOO tons
approaching. He gave the wo'-d and,
as a precaution, the number of rockets
was doubled nnd they were sent up at
short Intervals. The warning was with
out effect. The steamer came on with
unchecked speed and before the Kibe
could change her course or reduce her
speed notably there was the .terrillc
crash of the collision. The Kibe was
hit abaft her engine room. When tho
small steamer wrenched away an enor
mous hold was left In the Kibe's side.
The water poured through and down
into the engine room In fl cataract.
The room filled almost Immediately.
The engines were still nnd the big hulk
began to settle.
Tho passengers were In bed. The bit
ter cold and rough sea had prevented
any early rising and none except the
officers and crew on duty, was on deck
when the ship was struck. The Knock
end crash roused everybody. The steer
ege was In a panic In a moment and
man, women ami children, half dressed
or In their night clothes, came orowd
Snijf up the onmpanlonways. They had
heard the sound of rushing witters as
the other steamer tmcked off and had
felt the Kibe lurch and settle. They
had grasped the far that It was then
life or (bath with them, and. almost to
e ma.n. had succumbed t their terror.
They clung together In groups, facing
the cold storm and cried nloiid for help
or prayed on their knees for deliver
ance. The ofllcers nnd crew were calm:
For a few moments they went among
the terror-stricken groups, trying to
f;ubt them and encouraging them to
liope that the vessel might be saved.
It was soon apparent, however, that
the Kibe was settling steadily. The
officers were convinced that she was
ttbout to founder nnd gave orders to
lower the boats.
In a short time three boats -were got
filotigslde, but the seas Wert- breaking
over the steamer with great force, and
the flrtvt boat wan swamped before Hiiy
Ibody could Ret Into II. The other two
boats, lowered at about the same time,
wre filled quickly with members of the
crew and some passengers, but the
number was small, as the boats held
only twenty persons eacfli.
1. 1st of Passengers.
New York, Jan. 29. Following Is n
full list of the passengers on tho Kibe
when the Ill-fated vessel salhd yes
terday from Bremen:
First class Frits Appel, Munich; Hugo
Becker, Chemnllx; Director llnumann;
Berlin; Mrs llermlne Hander, Falmouth;
Miss Anton Fischer, Washington; John
U. VIncke, St. Charles, Mo.; Charles Wlx,
New York; Mrs, M. V.. Connors, Houth
Dakota; Henry N. Castle, Honolulu;
Dorothy Castle, Honolulu; Mrs. Kllpfel,
Brandenburg; Louis Thewett, Win;
I KfHsrs. sehnell, Dueren, Krnst and Hoer
en. New York; Domingo Furrer,' (lanle-
Second class Mrs. Louise Kuhn, New
York; Jake Frank, Buffalo; Kugen
Schlager, Fuerth; Kmma Schlegel,
Fuerth; Mrs. Sophia Rhodes, Washington;
Kugene Khodes, Washington; Carl Hoff
mann, ('.rand Island. Neb.; Mrs. Anna
Hoffman, I rand Island, Neb.; Henry
llon'man, CI rand Island, Neb.; Edward
Moskovle, Kperjes; Kslerla (Joldner, Kp
erjes; Mis. Loekliart, New York; Au
gust Sander, Kssen; Peter Pomlerskl,
Kaaunltz; Miss Clara. Welngartner, Klch
liiuen: Mrs. Andrew Briebach, Amster
Andrew Vuttler Krane, Amsterdam;
Julius Kosenhauiii, Berlin; Adolph lslaub,
Kurt Kleliisehnldl. Helena. Mont.; Carl
NUHshuum. Berlin ; John (Serllcher. Wl
Itudolph Nolle, Lclpslc; . Dr. Dittrteh,
Lelpstc; J. H. Huh it, Lelpslc; Jil.ii Vever i,
Lelpsle; Kvetoo Mor, lA-lpsle; Frank MIs
Rescued hy tho Wlldflowcr.
lAiidon, Jan. 30. The boat carrying
the twenty-one persons who were
landed at Lowestoft put oft In such
haste from the sinking steamer that
nobody In It noticed what became of
the other boat. The survivors believe,
however, that she got away safely.
They say that they tossed about In the
heavy seas for several hours before
they sighted the Wildtlower. The lit
tle smack boiv down on them at once
and took them aboard. They were ex
hausted from excitement and exposure.
Several of them were In a Kate of col
lapse a:i 1 had to be carried and dragged
from one boat to the other. Miss Anna
Burecker. the only woman In the party,
was prostrated as soon as they got
clear of the Kibe. She lay In the bot
tom of the boat for the hours with the
seas breaking over her and the water
that had been shipped covering her
body. Although her physical strength
was gone, she showed true pluck, how
ever, and diil not utter a word of com
plaint and repeatedly urged her com
panions not to mind her but look after
llol'manu's leg was hurt severely,
while he was changing bouts. The sur
vivors cannot say too much in praise
of the Wildflower's crew, who gave
them every possible attention).
I'pon landing, the survivors were
taken In charge by B. S. Bradbeer, the i
(Jerman consul at Lowestoft, who sent j
some to the sailor's home and others
to ihf Suffolk hotel. Miss Burecker,
who took 'passage only to Southampton,
will probably be able to go to London !
i:i a day or two. 1
The North German Lloyd steamer
Kibe was built in Glasgow In the ship- I
yards of John Klder & Co. In 1SS1. She
was 440 feet 1 ng. 4". feet bean), and
36 tcvt 5 Inches In d.-pth of hold. Her
gross tonnage was 4,510; her registered !
toiinag 2.S10,' and her horsepower, j
5.6o0. She was a four- masted screw
stsunvr with six compartments. H.-r
officers and crew numbered 170 persons,
and t'ae had accommodations for l'jrt ;
lirt't class. 120 second class, and 1,000
Carl Hoffman's Kxpcricnec.
Carl Hofmann, who came ashore In
the Wlldllower, jld in an Interview:
".My home Is In Uraiad Island, Ne
braska. I had my wife and boy of 7
with me on the Kibe. We left Bremen
for home on Tuesday. I was asleep in
cur state room when a noise like a
gunshot woke me. I Jumped out of bed
and spoke to my wife, who had been
aiousej as suddenly. I asked her what
bhe thought the trouble was, but she
seemed to pay little attention to It.
I was not greatly alarmed, although I
heard shuflllng of feet and hrurse
shouts on deck.
"I hurried Into a few of my clothes,
however, and went to the upper deck.
I saw anly too clearly then what had
happened. I )u.-hel below and helped
my" wife! and boy throw on a few clothes
and ws went on deck together. The
excitement and confusion cannot be
described. Kverybody seemed to have
lost h's head; the scene was distressing
beyond anything else I ever paw. Men.
women and children were runming
about madly, the women screaming
with terror nnd every man getting in
theothi rs' way. Th darkness Increased
the confusion anil fright.
No .More floats.
"Suddenly T heard shrill, despairing
cries from the women: 'There are no
more boats.' I then saw the men at the
davits. I noticed that the ropes were
frozen so bard or were so tangled or
something of the sort that tho sailors
hail to chop them frantically to get
the boats clear. The sailors were doing
their best, however, and worked with
might and main. They finally got out
the aft quarter boat on the port side.
I could see that It was full of people,
but the sailors could not lower It.
"Meanwhile the steamer was settling
perceptibly. I took my boy In my arms
and got Into the second boat. My wife
was (dose behind me when Homebody
shouted: 'All women and children go
on the other side of the ship.' I believe
The captain gave the order. My wife
started to run across the deck and
that Is the last 1 saw of her. I clung
to my boy, but some men seized us and
dragged us out of the boat and my place
was taken by one of the crew. This
boat got (dear of the steamer. Another
boat was got out. I took my boy Into
It and supposed that he had remained
by my side, but Just as the boat was
lowered, I found that he had disap
peared. He had be-n torn uway In the
rush and scramble for place. I tried to
got back, but the boat went down with
a Jump, and the moment we reached
the water the sailors pushed off."
.Miss llurecker'n Story.
Miss Burecker's version of the disas
ter was as follows: "I was In b'd when
the steamers struck. I was aroused, by
a gnat crash, followed by shouts and
trampling of feet on deck. It was dark
when I reached the top of the slalrs
leading to the deck. I found that two
of the life boats wont being lowered and
ran to one of them. The steamer was
sinking gradually. Him side was al
ready low In the water. Some men
shoved me Into the hmt, which was
then lowered. We had hardly reached
the waiter lx-fore the 'boat upset and all
were thrown out, As that part -of tly
Kibe was partly submerged, most of
the others managed to get back on the
steamer. I went under and when I
came up clutched the bow of the cap
sized life boat. I clung to It desperate
ly until Another life boat that bad bco
launclicd picked me up. We Buffered
terribly until the Wlldllower rescued
us, I lost all my clothes, but I saved
my money and watch, which I hud In
'the belt round my waist."
Jnn Vcvcrn's Avonnnt.
Jan Vevern, a cabin passenger, wos
returning with his niece to America.
His niece was lost. He told this Btory:
"I fell asleep In the coffee room nt
about 2 o'clock. When I awoke and
looked at my watch It was 6.30. All was
quiet except the whirl of the screw nnd
the beating of the water. I doted oft
i . . . .
again, perhaps for ten minutes. A ter
rific crash got me up with a Jump. I
made my way up on deck, and, Beelng
the mall man, I asked what was the
matter. He was calm and collected,
and replied, 'Oh, nothing Is the matter
"1 could see without being told, how
ever, that something terrible had hap
pened. 1 ran below to get my niece. I
tried to vouch her cabin, but was not
able to get far, us the woodwork had
been shattered and broken timbers and
bourds were wedged across the corri
dor. When I found I could get no
further 1 went to my own cabin, got
my water-proof coat and put on two
life preservers. 1 run back to the upper
deck, where It was evident to everybody
that the ship wus sinking fust. 1 asked
If 1 should get Into a life boat and was
told to keep out, as the women nnd
children must go first. 1 saw that the
struggle for the life boats was too des
perate to leave a mun much chance, so
I wuited und looked on.
The men round me had grown fran
tic. They tried to tear off my life pre
servers, but 1 shouldered them off. in
the mi'i.ntlme other men had begun to
climb Into the boats and I realized that
1 must 'take my chance then or not at
all. 1 Jumped on the rail us a boat
rheorid off and when the boat rose on
a wave 1 Jumped In. One of the occu
pants tried to shove me out, but I
bung to him like death, thinking 'If I
go, you go too, edd man.' He seemed to
understand this after he felt my grip
a few times and let me stay. We saw
the I'lbe sink, and cruised about half
full of salt water until the Wlldllower
Third officer Stollberg says that he
cunnot explain the collision, und that
It Is unlikely that any adequate tic
count can be obtained, as ull the deck
wi.tch on duty at the time were
drowned. The captain was on the
bridge when the collision occurred, and
Otllcer Stollberg hcaid him fhoutlng In
a loud, tl) m voice that the women find
children were to be saved first. Officer
Stollberg expressed the warmest grati
tude to Skipper Wright und the crew
of the Wlldllower. The roughness of
the sea, he said, made the work of
rescue extremely perilous. The fisher
men gave the survivors the use of
everything aboard the smack and fed
und clothed them. There Is some hope
that the missing boat has beein rescued,
inasmuch as there wvre several smacks
In tlu' vicinity of the collision. Proba
bly sume women and children got Into
the missing boat.
BK00KLYX STUIKK ENDED.
Every Trolley Line in the City In Opera
tion Y'cstcrduy-Lcgal Buttles to Fol
low. By theCnlted Press.
Brooklyn. N. Y., Jan. 30. More troop3
were withdrawn from the streets of
Brooklyn today. All but a few com
panies of the Second brigade were or
dered from their posts to their armories
and ihcld there in reserve. Some of the
regiments will probably be dismissed
The strike Itself Is over. The places
vacated by the 6.000 men wiho quit wu"'.
on Jan. 14 have nearly been tilled .td
evoy trolley line In the city was In
The strikers today have directed their
attention to proceedings before the at
torney general at Albany to annul the
charter of the Brooklyn Heights com
pany and in addition have moved be
fore one court for a peremptory manda
mus against the Atlantic Avenue Kail
road company to compel it to operate
its lines and before another court for
the arrest of Its president and superin
tendent for violation of state ten hour
On the other hand there Is talk of
asking the grand Jury to consider what
connection, If any, has existed between
the conferenetW of the strike committee
In Mugges' hall and the systematic
wire cutting, bombardment of cars, ob
struction of tracks and mob violence
which have terrorized the City of
Ohurches for the past sixteen days.
1 Ighth Gathering I ndcr Auspices of State
Hoard of Health.
Hy the United Press.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jn. 30. The eighth
state sanitary convention under the
auspices of the state board of health
and vital statistics, and of the Htnte
Associated Health authorities, opened
Its sessions here this morning at 10.30.
Governor Hastings, by virtue of his
olllce, president of the State Assoeluted
Health Authorities, presided.
A general sanitary bill was discussed,
on- that will apply to townships und
boroughs ns well us to cities, and the
legislature will be .'isked to pass such
a measure. The bill prohibiting the
adulteration of milk was also dis
cussed. IN HONOR OF CL'R'ITN.
Addresses hy Col. .MeCliiro uuj lion, (in
liishu A. Grow.
By the Pnlted Press.
Harrlsburg. Pa., Jan. 30. Colonel A.
K. McClure's address on the life nnd
public services of the lute Andrew
Gregg Curtln wus heard by a large
mid distinguished audience In the hall
of the house of representatives tonight.
Congressman Galushu A. Glow, who
was present, was culled upon and added
a few remarks to the eloquent eulogy
of the veteran editor.
By tho Pnlted Press.
Washington, Jan. 30. It Is understood
that a preliminary UKieement has been
reaeehd by the Mexican and (luiitumalun
representatives In Wushlnglon for a set
tlement of the boundary dlsputo by frled
ly urlil'tiatlon, which needH only the up
pro vol of the two governments to become
effective, ami no doubt Is entertained that
President Idas will give bis approval to
the plan which has ulready thu udheslon
of President Barrios.
llernuid Conway's Will,
By tho Pulled Press.
l'hllHdelphlu, Jan. 30. The will of Ber
nard Conway, who died here lust wed
mvtdiiy, was admitted' la probate today,
(r hi estate of 1200,000 he bequeaths 1100.
m to Archbishop Kyan, of 1'lilludelphln,
"or his successor In said ofllee" for tho
purpose of educating nnd supporting the
orphans left destitute In the archdiocese,
By thft United Press. ' ' "
Harrlsburg. JaiN 30.-It Is understood
that Colonel H. DeV. Morrell, of Philadel
phia, w ill be Inspector general of the Na
tional guard. Adjutant General Stewart
aid tonight that an rtftlclal order Is being
prepared and will le Issued tomorrow
announcing the stuff appointments.
WORK OF BUSY MAKERS
Five Million Appropriation Asked in
the Interest of better Koads.
FOR COMl'lLSOKY EDUCATION
House Pliable to Agree on tho I urr and
beyfert Measures-Quiet Itclgns In the
Semite Opposition to t-oroutry
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 30. TJie session
of the senate was itoday In marked con
trast wltili that of yesterday. There
wre no bills of Senator Porter reached
on the calendar, and as a consequence
the session was remarkably uninterest
ing, the followers of Senator Quay, wtho
have undertaken to discipline Porter,
having no opportunity 'to further hu
miliate him. The only incident of the
day was the renewal of the opposition
of Senator Goblu to the bill creating
the olllce of custodian of state supplies,
which Is being urge4 by ithe state ad
ministration. The bill passed finally,
notwithstanding Gobln's objections.
The house committee on education Is
unable to agree on a bill for compul
sory education and after a long wrangle
this evening referred the matter to
KepresenfutlveS Farr and Seyfert, hy
whoin the rival measures were drufted.
When the committee met, Seyfert
moMed that his bill be reported to the
house. This was objected to by the ud
vocates of the Farr bill, who offered an
amendment that this measure be sub
stituted for that of Seyfert. A lively
discussion followed as to the merits of
the two bills and was brougiht to a close
by the adoption of a resolution that
both be referred to Messrs. Seyfert and
Farr, with the request that they draft
a measure out of the two bills.' The
gentlemen will get together tomorrow
and endeavor .to agree on a bill satis
factory to the committee or a majority
of members of the house.
Before the committee adjourned at a
bKe hour it had been decided that the
Farr bill should be the one to receive
the consideration of the committee and
that Mr. Seyfert should submit amend
ments that he desired Incorporated In
that bill. '
- Opposition to the l orcstry ISiil.
Very much to the Surprise of most
persons, nr. Kothrock's excellent for
estry bill Is having hard sledding In the
committee on agriculture. Already It
has been materially modified. The op
position comes from the highly culti
vated farming counties where forest
tires are unknown; and nothing re
mains of the magnificent primeval wil
derness but scattering patches of wood
land that are used as picnic grounds,
and maintained for this purpose. The
northern and northeastern and moun-
minima con riues, .wnere some trees, a
few deer, and nn occasional trout are
left to remind one of the glory of the
past, nre the sections worklnir hard
the passage of the bill. Tn ).e.
gin wMh, the overage road supervisor
Is In such bad repute at present, that
people smile at the provision making
him fire warden in his district. They
say if he doesn't care for the forests
any. bi-tter tiian lie does for the coun
try highways, not a pine or an oak
will remain In the state in a few more
years. However, If some of the road
hills pending are passed, the coming
supervisor will be far superior animal
to his predecessor, and there is the hop.i
held out that he will attend to his fores
try duties. The main objection to the
bill Is the requirement that permission
must he obtained from the lire warden
when It Is desired to burn brush heaps
dangerously mar woodlands.
Might Prove u Help.
In the cultivated counties the far
mers claim this would be a hardship.
They argue that the regulation would
apply lo the firing of a hedgerow, or'
any rubbish about the farm. Should
the supervisor live three or four miles
away, as would frequently be the case,
no doubt, the granger would have to
go to see him. thereby delaying his
work, or take the consequences. On
the other hand, it Is urged by the ad
vocates of the bill, that without this
provision the law would be virtually
useless In the countibs where forests
abound. It Is apparent that Homebody
must make a sacrifice, and, as the ob
ject Is to prevent the destruction of
timber by llres, und to cultivate for
estry, the farmers In strictly bucolic
regions should not object If the regu
latlons are a little too drastic for .them.
Chairman Moore, of Bradford, Is doing
all he can to pull the, bill through the
To Lower Knilroud Pure.
A bill which reduces the fare oil the
railroads operating In the state Is to be
presented to the legislature this week
by the Traveling Men's Protective as
sociation. The bill requires the railroad
companies to Issue mileage books, at
the rate of 2 cents a mile, good on nny
road In the state, which may be used
by the holder or family until exhausted.
The association claims to have a mem
bership of 000,000 In the United States,
und strong efforts will be mude to se
cure similar legislation In every stute
und territory In the country.
The large brewers Hre organizing to
make an energetic fight ugalnst the bill
Introduced In the house by Mr. Coch
rane, of Armstrong, to tux mult liquors
brewed In the state 1.8 cents a barrel.
The small brewers favor the bill, as It
will more equally proportion the tax
paid by .then) and the larger brewers.
It ubollshes the license fee of $1,000 nnd
the tux on the capital stock of brewing
companies. The bill Is similar to that
presented to the lust legislature by Rep
resentative Dunlup, of Philadelphia. It
would then have ' pnsscd. had not the
committee on rules refused to provide
nn order of business for It after It had
been read the second time.
RECORD OV A DAY.
Proceedings of the Senate und House of
By the United Press.
, Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 30. The senate
met at 11, o'clock. Senator Thomas pro.
sented ' a petition from the ' Philadel
phia conference of Baptist ministers
for the passage of an act to prevent
Violations of religious liberty, In tho
pnmons of tlilzens wrr, iavl .g con
slstently observed Saturday as a day
tot rent and worship, engage on Sunday
In quint labor, not Interfering with the
worship of their fellow citizens.
The following bills were Introduced:
By Mr. Vaughan To reimburse William
Webber, of Avoea, Luaernu county, for
tho use of a building by a national guard
By Mr. Short Kndowlng trustees of
state hospitals and asylums with corpor
ate powers; also making counties re
placed In state Insane huspltuls by tho
courts of such counties.
By Mr. Coyle Requiring the stata to
pay the expenses of the care of Indigent
Insane eonllned In Insane hospitals of the
state; also requiring companies running
palace, buffet, parlor, or sleeping cars to
take out a license for the sale of liquors,
the fee for euch ear being fixed at $100.
Hy Mr. Kennedy Extending the limita
tions of actions to a right to mine coal,
stone, etc., where tho sume has not been
exercised for twenty-one years, und pre
scribing means for the application of the
statutes of limitation to such estates or
The bill increasing the compensation
of the compiler of Smull's hand book
from $500 to $1,300 was opposed by Sena
tor Green, who took occasion to protest
against the extravagant legislation
which, he asserted, was being enacted
by the majority.
Mr. Grady asserted that the compiler
has paid out more than Jiis salary for
assistance in doing the necessary work.
The bill passed, Senator Green's being
the only vote in 'the negative.
Among the bills passed finally was the
one Increasing the clerical force In the
soate treasurer's office.
Work In the House.
Among the reports received from
committees was one from the agricul
tural committee, approving the bill
creating u department of agrlculture
A large number of bills of no general!
Interest were reported negatively.
Bills were read in plane as follows:
By Mr. Marshall, or Allegheny To es
tablish a department of charities und cor
rection. By Mr. Snlvely, of Franklin Appro
priating $r,,oio,0W to Improve the public
roads of.the commonwealth under the
charge of the secretary of Internal ufTulrs.
By Mr. Harvey, of I.usserne Authoriz
ing electric street railways to carry
freight and collect compensation.
By Mr. Cotton, of Allegheny Authoriz
ing glue compunles to maintain establish
ments nnd hold real estate.
By Mr. Beese, of luzerne Amending
the semi-monthly pay bill, striking out
mining and manufacturing companies.
Hy Mr. Culbertson, of Allegheny Relat
ing to the person upon whom service
shall be had In eases against fraternal re
lief and beneficial associations.
By Mr. O'Malley, of I-ackawanna Re
lating to the use of oil or other products
i'or illuminating imrposes ,in coal or
By Mr. Relnohl, of Lebanon Appro
priating $'.',(i(Mj to the Home for Widows
and Single Women at Lebanon.
By Mr. Kearns, of Allegheny Provid
ing that street railway companies shall
not charge or collect fare from passen
gers who have not seats in cars, and mak
ing a reduction of at least 1 cent to pas
sengers who are compelled to stand.
By Mr. Sealfe, of Allegheny To enable
foreign book store corporations to hold
By Mr. Lytle, of Huntingdon Appro
printing $9,rJ5 to the geological survey; to
regulate and make more uniform the sea
son for killing certain game In Hunting
Inspectors of Charities.
The bill establishing a department of
charities and correction provides that
the chief officer shall be denominated
superintendent .nd be appointed by the
governor for a term of three years. He
Is empowered to employ three in
spectors and five clerks, also three
deputies, to be known as Inspectors of
charities, correction and lunacy. Head
quarters nre to be established In Har
rlsburg. It shall be the duty of the
superintendent to see that the laws of
charities, correction and lunacy are en
forced for this purpose. He Is Invested
with all the powers now conferred on
the board of public charities. He is
given full power to visit nnd Inspect
the books of all Institutions receiving
state aid, nnd to inquire Into the ground
of any request for stute aid by any In
stitution. Whenever he shall be satis
fied that any insane patient in any
county or district almshouse cannot
there receive proper treatment he shall
make application to the president Judge
of the proper county to have the pa
tient transferred to a state hospital.
Senate llunklng Dill.
The senate banking bill was the
special order on second reading.
Mr. Pnreells, of Mifflin, offered nn
amendment to the second section re
ducing the salary of the commissioner
of banking from $,000 to $4,000, the
sanu) us at present. He said he offered
then mendment to dispel the charge
that has gone through the state that
the legislature desires to go Into the
pockets of the people and profligately
spend their money. After some debate
the amendment was overwhelmingly
Mr. Fritz,, nt Columbia, offered nn
intendment reducing the number of
exnmlners from ten to six. The amend
ment was lost.
Mr. Llttley, of Philadelphia, offered
an amendment reducing the salaries of
examiners from $10 to $S a day. This
An amendment giving power -to the
commissioner to "assign" one of the
examiners to make an examination of
the bank Institutions, Instead of "lap
pointing" a qualified examiner, was
Mr. Martin, of Mercer, offered' an
amendment making Lt a misdemeanor
for the commissioner or any employe
to divulge any record or report any
way other, than prescribed bythe bill,
and making the punishment two years
Imprisonment nnd $2,000 line. The
amendment Was lost.
Mr. Frits!, of Columbia, offered on
amendment that the hill :t)iv effect In
November next. The amendment was
Mr. Nlles, of Tioga, amended ithe
title by Including In It a repealer of the
act of 181(1, creating a banking depart
ment, Norrlstonii Investigation.
Mr. Cochran, of Armstrong, reported
from ithe committee on vice and Im
morality a resolution for an Investiga
tion of the Norrlstown Insane hospital,
amended so as to Include the Werncrs
vllle Insane hospital, and giving the
committee power to call for persons
and papers, a report to be filed not
later than March 1S!)5.
The resolution ns amended was con
curred In and was then messaged to
, Tho Lytle bill, creating a banking de
partment, was taken from the calendar.
The bill enlarging the duties of the for
estry commission was discussed at
length end many amendments were of-
SENATOR LEW IS ANGRY
He Hesents Dr. I'urkhurst's Insinua
tions ivith Emphasis.
IS TIKED OP FAULT FINDING
blu.st Called Forth by the Presentation of
the Letter Asking u Postponement of
the Police Bills lleuring Is
Through with Reformers.
By the United Press.
Albany, Jan. 30. F. Franklin Webb,
acting as a special messenger for Dr.
Parkhurst and Messrs. ltarmeson &
Moss, of New York, was In the senate
chamber early tills morning, bearing
with him a letter signed by them and
addressed to Senator Lexow, asking a
postponement of the hearing on the
police commission bills. He was asked
why he did not deliver it to the senator
at the hotel, and said, "I am to give It
to him on the tloor of the senate."
Mr. Lexow, while knowing of the
presence of the messenger, made no
haste to come to the senate, and lt was
after 11 o'clock when he took his Beat.
Mr. Webb then handed him the letter,
the senator receiving It 'With a, smile.
Then ihe turned to Mr. Webb and said:
"If Dr. Parkhurst and these other
gentlemen have their unwarranted de
mands satisfied, they will have to get
a new chairman for this committee.
1 consider that the letter is Insulting
and impertinent. I will not do any
thing ito aid in accomplishing what
Mr. Webb turned away, and as he
did so, sild: '".""less the terms of the
letter are complied with, you may have
cause to regret it."
At 11.40 o'clock Mr. Lexow rose to a
question, of privilege. He said he had
read in the papers a letter from certain
men In New York city and had since
received a letter from them. "The let
ter began: 'As representing 'the people
of this city.' 'Three men represent that
great city then, do they?' I thought,
and read the names signed to the let
ter They are C. H. Parkhurst, Thad
deus D. Kenneson, and Frank Moss.
'They are the representatives of the
whole city, are they'." "
Will Not lie Insulted.
Mr. Lexow said that the men objected
to the hearing being held today. He
said he had sent them word as soon as
the senate had ordered another hear
ing. It had been understood for two
w-aeks that the bills were ready to be
talked over. Now he was charged with
railroading bills through and they pro
test against the hearing today or any
other day at this short notice.' "I am
through with hearing for these people,"
he said. "I will listen to any others
coming here from that city, but when
individuals come here and hector and
complain,' find fault with senators and
their motives, how feeble their cause
must be. I am ready for proper hear
ings now or at any other time, but I
will not be insulted by any one, whether
lie be an uncrowned king of New York
or a simple citizen."
Senator Cantor, (Dem., N. Y.). at
tempted to ask whether the senator re-fuse-d
a bearing to these men, but was
ruled out of order.
The Lexow committee this afternoon
adjourned until next Wednesday, when
they will give the desired hearing.
"Ill In J Pooling" Companion Will lie Pro
By the United l'ress.
New York, Jan. 30. Three brokerage
Arms of this city who have been en
iraKed in what Is known as "blind pool
Inn" have been Invest lsa ted by a
United State postofllce inspector, who
has reported to the authorities at
Washington that the methods of busl-
, ness of these firms Is In violation of the
postal regulations and It Is stated that
orders will issued agalns them tomor
The firms nre: Weinman & Co.,
Hlehardson & Co., and Thompson, Dorr
LEXOW COMMITTEE WANTED.
Senator Thomas Receives a Petition from
By tho United Tress.
Harflsburg, Pa., Jan, .10. Senator
Thomas received In his mail this morn
ing the petition from the Municipal as
sociation of Philadelphia requesting
the appointment of a Lexow committee
to Investalgate the departments of that
He did not present It, however, today,
butwllldo so tomorrow. He 'lll refer It
to the committee n municipal uffairs,
of which Senator Osburn Is chalrmun.
rKOHAULY MET THE ELBE.
Steamer Crathic Returns to Port Iladly
By tho United l'ress.
Rotterdam, Jan. 30. The steamer
Crathic, from Rotterdam for Aber
deen, has returned to Mausluls, her
stem having been stove by coming Into
collision with nn unknown vessel nt 5
o'clock this morning thirty miles from
Hook, Holland. She Is not leaking.
lt Is supposed that the Elbe is the
steamer with which the Crathic was In
Jl'lMiE TAYLOR'S CASE.
Indletcd by (irand Jury for Assault Willi
Intent to kill.
By tho United l'ress.
Franklin, I'a., Jan. 30. The grand
Jury this evening returned a true 1)111
against Judge Charles 10 Taylor for as
sault with Intent to kill M. M. Shoe
maker, deputy sheriff.
Judge Taylor opened criminal court
here, Monday, notwithstanding the
serious charges pending against him.
The case will hardly be tried at this
term of court.
Churchos In ldyrla. '
By tho United l'ress.
Klyrln, O., Jan. 30. Today was church
day at the steel plant, and Congressman
Tom L. Johnson met the representatives
of leading churches and gave the Meth
odist, Baptist, Disciple and l.uthc run de
nominations one lot each on the corner of
Seneca and Thirteenth streets. They will
erect churches at once.
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