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Committee on Education Spends a
Session Reviewing the Measure.
A New County Act Possod Project Intro
duced to Hiiild a Ship's Canal from the
Ohio hivcr to l ake Erie-Governor's
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
Hurrlaburg, Pa., Feb. D. The commit
tee on education met this afternoon
and spent the entire session considering
the Farr compulsory education bill.
Mr. Seyfert waft necessarily absent, but
deputised Representative Burrell to act
for him. Mr. Farr did not desire to
consider the educational measures In
the absence of Mr. Seyfert, but that
gentleman was persistent In urging the
committee to act upon them. Each sec
tion of the Farr bill was taken up and
acted upon and all were unanimously
adopted, except the sixth ueotlon, re
futing to the formulation of rules and
regulations concerning the enforcement
of the bill. On motion of Mr. Farr this
section was stricken out and a section
Inserted, making It a misdemeanor for
tlie secretary of the board of directors
or controllers to refuse or neglect to
comply with the provisions of the act.
Several minor amendments were also
made. The bill was then held over for
ti meeting of the committee tomorrow
afternoon, when Mr. Seyfert, the au
thor of the other educational bill, will
be heard and his suggestions consid
ered. The meeting was most har
monious and the general sentiment of
the committee that the Farr bill is an
excellent shape.
Chairman Culbertson, of the legisla
tive apportionment committee, today
announced the sub-committee ap
pointed to prepare the legislative appor
tionment bill to be presented to the
house. The sub-committee consists of
Clarency, Philadelphia; Farr, Lacka
wanna; Robb, Allegheny; Focht, I'nion,
and Biddle, Bedford. This committee
will at once begin the task of preparing
the bill. .
Relative to School Hooks.
Harrisburg, Feb. 5. One of the edu
cational measures before the house in
which considerable Interest Is taken is
Representative IJonthett'8 bill to estab
lish a sc hool book board, consisting of
the governor, the secretary of the com
monwealth and the superintendent of
public instruction, whose duty it shall
be to arrange with school book pub
lishers to supply all school directors In
the state with suitable text books.'
This contract shall last for five years.
The object of the bill Is to provide the
lowest price for school books and Be
cure uniformity in teaching.
Another interesting bill, which is of
special concern to liquor dealprs, has
been proposed by Representative Con
rad, of Phlladnlphla. It relates to the
revocation of licenses and provides that
no rule to show cause why a retail .
liquor license should be revoked shall
be granted by nny judge except upon
an affidavit first made and Bled, giving
the name and residence of the persons
making the affidavit, together with
specific and particular grounds, giving
the accurate date, particulars and
facts of tlie alleged violation of law, a
copy of which affidavit shall be served
upon the saloonkeeper. No rule shall
be made until It has been proven to the
satisfaction of the court that the pro
Vision of this act have been complied
A Petition Containing 18,000 .Names.
Tho Governor's Nominations.
By the United Pre
Harrisburg. Feb. 5. When the sen
flte met at 11 o'clock this morning.
Senator Flinn presented a petition of
S,000 citizens of Pittsburg praying for
the passage of tho Greater Pittsburg
The following bills were Introduced:
By Mr. Fruit, appropriating &!,ftu0 to
survey a route for a ship canal from
the Ohio river to Lake Krie; by Mr.
Becker, prescribing the duties of tele
phone companies, prohibiting discrimi
nation between patrons, fixing the
rental of single Instruments at $3 per
month, and making the penalty -. for
violation of the provision of the act $100.
The following nominations were sent
In by the governor: Medical examiners
representing the Allopathic Medical so
cietyIf. (. MeCormick, of Wlllinms
port; W. S. Foster, Pittsburg; W. I).
Hamaker, Meadvllle; A. H. Holshelzer.
Philadelphia: S. W. Philadelphia: H.
8. MeConnoll, New Brighton; J. K.
Weaver, Norrlstown. Commisioners
for the promotion of uniformity of leg
islation in the United States G. B. Or
Jady, of Huntingdon; 1). T. Watson,
IMttsburg; W. W. Willbank, Philadel
phia. Medical examiners, representing
the Homeopathic society Hugh Pit
earn, Harrisburg: Augustus Korndoor
, fer, Philadelphia; Joseph C. Guernsey,
; Philadelphia; Kdward Cranch, Krle;
John J. Detweller, Faston; Isncc Smen
ley, Philadelphia; J. F. Cooper, Alle
gheny. The following hills passed finally:
Authorizing municipalities to appro
priate private property for public, park
Authorizing the transfer of liquor
lluences In vacation.
House bill providing for an additional
, law Judge In the Twenty-seventh dls
I trlct constituting Jefferson county, a
separate Judicial district, to be known
as the Fifty-second district.
Mr. Coyle's motion to go Into com
mittee of the whole for the purpose of
amending tho bill creating a separate
county out of parts of Schuylkill and
I.uzerne counties so as to allow voters
of the section proposed to be united to
vote on the question, wns vigorously
opposed by Mr. Kline and lost. The
senate then passed the bill finally. Tho
. senate concurred In tho Joint resolu
tion authorizing the printing of 10,000
copies of A. K. McClure'a address on
the late Andrew G. Curtln.
, New lluslnem In the House,
The : house met at 10 o'clock this
morning. ' Bills were read In place as
By Mr. Moore, of Chester, empower
ing women to vote for school direc
tors. By Mr. Woodrlng, of Northampton,
to establish a state board of veterinary
medical examiners." .......
By Mr. French, of Washington, re-
quiring public school teachers to de
vote not less than five nor more than
ten minutes each day before opening
Behool to reading the sacred scriptures.
By Mr. Mast, of Armstrong, provid
ing for the examination of miners In
bituminous regions, and prohibiting the
employment of incompetent persons.
Also to protect miners in the weigh
ing of coal mined in the bituminous re
gions. By Mr. James, of Venango, appro
priating $500,000 to the Western Penn
sylvania institution for feeble minds,
also $30,000 to furnish the same institu
tion. Among the bills called up on the third
reading was the bill doing away with
kissing the Bible on taking oaths. An
attempt was made to amend the bill
by making it discretionary with per
sons who look 'the oath in courts to
kiss the Bible, but failed. The bill pro
vides that the hand shall be laid upon
the open book instead.
Onion mil Passed.
The btll passed finally regulating the
standard weight of a bushel of onions
at fifty pounds.
The senate notified the house of its
concurrence with amendments to the
Oobln banking bill, and It now goes to
the governor for his signature.
When the forestry commission bill
was called up for the third reading the
house went into committee of the whole
for the purpose of general amendment.
Mr. Dambly, of Montgomery, offered
an amendment to the effect that the
word "forest" should not apply to culti
vated farm lands. Mr. Collins, of Ly
coming, amended the amendment by
having the bIH apply to cultivated farm
lands adjacent and contiguous to for
est lands. Mr. Collin's amendment was
adopted. Several other amendments
were proposed, but were defeated, and
the bill passed third reading.
Governor Hastings notified the house
that he had signed the following con
current resolutions: Approving the
Stone immigration bill and the Sickles
bill to make Gettysburg battlefield a
national park.
Various I cgislatlve Tjplcs.
The legislature is boasting about its
progress. Two years ago the first bill
reached the governor March 1. LuU
week throe were presented to Governor
Haftings for his signature and th!
week about ten more are expected to
b piis-M-d. One of the bills rushed
thruu;,rh creates the new bunking de
partment. .
Friends of Senator Cameron here are
becinninfs to -bolieve that he was not
so far off on his silver views, advanced
long ago, as it looks very much in the
present financial flurry that the Silver
ites have captured the United' States
The demand for the bord book is
something terrific. Members say that
one-half of their letters are requests for
this bonanza.
There is a demand In certain quarters
for a change lit the Baker ballot law
to prevent the watcher who Koes in the
booth with a voter from influencing
him. It is argued that this arrange
ment is responsible for more corruption
than occurred under the old system. Tt
Is suggested as an amendment that tha
watchers be put under oath and heavy
penalty not to Influence voters In nny
A recommendation has been made to
the legislature for a separate bureau
to keep a record of births, marriages
and d-aths. This work Is performed
now, but it Is claimed In such an Im
perfect manner that many inheritances
are lost, and heirs are often put to
great trouble in settlling up estates on
account of the Incomplete records.
Such a bureau exists In Massachusetts
and In some of the western states, it
Is said to work admirubiy and has nl
ready avoided much litigation pertain
ing to heritages.
Judge Grossciip's Ruling KcgarJcJ as n
Victory for Defense.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Feb. B. At the opening of
the.Debs trial today Mr. Walker asked
on behalf of the government that the
cases against Dennis Larkln, John
Bark?. Frank Dreyer and James Mc
Donald be dismissed. Judge Grosseup
dismissed these four and announced
thait he would let the Jury pass on the
cases of the directors of the American
Railway union. The defense asked him
yesterday to dismiss the cases without
a further hearing. In regard to John
F. Mc.Vean and Martin J. Klllot.t, the
two least active of the directors, the
Judge said he would take their cases
under consideration.
In passing on the question whether
testimony concerning the switchmen's
strike should be admitted, Judge Gross
cup mild: "I think when this case gets
to the Jury It Is going to turn on what
were the real motives and purposes of
these defendants , In instituting the
strike In lSMO. I will, therefore, hear
the pre-hlstory of the strike."
This ruling Is regarded as a distinct
Victory for the defense.
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People Suffer from liinhqusko and
By the United Press.
Chrl.stiana, Feb. 6. Shocks of earth
quake were felt In Christiana and
Molde, Aalesund and Bergen, In the
northern part of Norway, this morning.
No damage Is reported.
Kleven persons were killed today by
an nvalanche at Kvanungen, in the
province of Flnmarken.
The Windy City Is Chilly.
By the United Press.
Ohlcago, Feb. S. Chicago today experi
enced the coldest weather thus far this
year, the olllrlal thermometer registering
15 degrees below zero. There Is Intense
sufTrlng in the homes of the poor and
many persons have been more or less se
verely frost bitten,
Lancaster's disgraceful prison pen Is to
be Improved.
York women are making a crusade
against, free lunches In saloons.
The receipts' of Lancaster's poMofflre
for tho year ended Feb. 1, were $M,40.H.
Attempting to mount a freight ear near
Marietta, George Iturkholder was mangled
Being refused money, robbers danger
ously bent aged Mrs. Mary Megan at
Pittsburg. 1 -
Schuylkill county yesterday paid the
state $li),5fHl, the commonwealth's shore
of liquor license money.
Joseph Stadt, of near Sharon, has lo
cated his son, who disappeared four years
ago with gypsies. He is at Lansing-, Mich.
Terrible Story of the Murder Told by
Cluusu biggs.
liuy ward, It Is Alleged, Threatened to Kill
Biggs' Wlfc-Pctuils of the Awful .
Crimc-The Hcmurkuble Ncrvo
uftlie Prisoner.
By the United Press.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. G. In the
trial of Harry Huyward today for the
murder of Miss Ging, Cluusa Biggs,
who confessed to firing the shot that
killed Miss Ging, was the first witness.
After giving details of the meeting and
acquaintance with Huyward Biggs
said that on the night of the murder,
Dec. 3, Hayward told him that he was
to kill Miss Olng that night. "Any
way, Biggs," said Hayward, "there will
be a funeral before the sixteenth. I
have got to make 'that $15,000 (supposed
to be the insurance on her life), and
tonight It Is aB good a time as any. "He
said he would get $10,000 out of this
Job. '
"He said," went on Biggs, In a rapid,
broken voice, "he said she wants to
marry me and I have promised to. Now
I am going to kill her. I would kill her,
Biggs, just like a dog. If there was a
dog and this woman together and I
was going to shoot one of them, I would
kill her and let the dog go."
Hayward, he said, then pave him
some whisky and told him when he had
arranged to have Biggs kill Miss Ging.
"I wont do It, Harry," the man re
plied. "I wont have anything to do
with It," and he turned away.
"Se here Biggs," said Hayward, "I'm
afraid of 'that wife of yours, I guess
she knows too much and I want to kill
her. You would be better off without
her anyway, a good deul better off."
When he began to describe Hay
ward's threats toward Mrs. Biggs he
stared, straight at Hayward for the
first time since he took the stand. The
prisoner smiled and gave no other sign
than to shrug his shoulders contemptu
ously. The Murderer Weeps.
"Go on," suld the state's attorney,
but the murderer hud reached his limit
of endurance apparently. He collapsed,
weeping 'like a child. In describing the
fatal ride he said Miss Ging usked him
what he was trying to conceal at his
right. He replied that It was a re
volver and then he shot her.
"I raised the revolver," said he,
"time and time again, but I could not
do It. Then once she turned away I
did not look I did not look at all I
could not look. I just threw the re
volver up quick and shot her. I did not
know where I shot her I did not look
to see. Harry told me to shoot her
behind the ear, or lit the forehead he
said these were the places to shoot, but
I did not look I was scared. I was
afraid Hayward would kill my wife
and he would have killed her if I had
gone away. Tnen 1 threw her out
threw the body out."
liiggs claimed that Hayward hud
told him of killing two women, one a
Chinese, and wounding a third. Tllggs'
bearing during the cross-examination
was remarkable, and in vain did Mr.
Krwln, for the denfence, try to shake
him. Court aujourned with Biggs silll
on the stund.
The Jury l lnds kecgan Guilty of killing
I mlly Chamber.
By the United Press.
Providence, It. I Feb. . Tho jury
in the Keegan case returned its verdict
at !.:i0 o'clock this morning, finding
the prisoner guilty of the murder of
Kmily Chambers. The prisoner, who
was very pale when brought up from
the cell room, tottered for an instant
and with a sigh snt down. His coun
sel gave notice of an application for a
new trial, and the? Judge deferred sen
tenced for seven days. He still claims
that Keegan's conviction under a new
trial would be certain, as the state has
discovered two witnesses who would
set tli' the case for once and all.
The Cluimbers murder was one of the
most mysterious cases that has ever
occurred In this stuto. ( in the after
noon of Sept, 2S, ISM, u North Sclluate
farmer found the mutilated body of a
woman lying In Hie bushes a few feet
from the road, near the old bank Vil
lage. The woman had been dead for
some hours, und for many days she re
mained unidentified. At last, however,
the remains were recognized as those of
Kmily ('numbers. It wus soon discov
ered that she had hired a carriage on
Sept. 27, and hail driven through
Olneyvllle and out the Hartford pike,
accompanied by a man. Those who
saw the mint gave an accurate descrip
tion of his peculiar features, und us
they tallied with the story told by
Henry Taylor, who had loaned ills re
volver on Sept. '1', Luwreuce Keegan
was arrested.
1 icndlsh Work of Midnight kuffiuns ut
By the United Press.
Sharon, Pa., Feb. 5. Mrs. Mary Sech
ler, aged 60 years, a widow, living two
miles west of Greenville, Mercer coun
ty, was found bound and gagged yes
terday morning, and her chances of re
covery are doubt ful. Three masked
men entered her residence Sunday
night by smashing In the door.
Failing by threats to muke her dis
close the hlddlng plnce of her wenlth
they held her feet In the blaze of a
lamp and otherwise tortured her. The
woman hud placed several hundred'
dollars In the bank. The robbers took
everything of value. The woman is
nearly blind.
W. II. Goodno Deliberately l'rcccs Him
self to Heath.
By the United Press.
.Clevolaind: O., Feb. 5. W. H, Goodno,
of this city, deliberately froze himself
to death In Lakevlew pnrk last night:
His body was found on one of the
benches In the pnrk by a passer-by this
morning. This letter waB found In his
"To Whom It May Concern: I am W.
H. Goodno, of No. 25 Center avenue.
Don't take me home, but drop me at
your morgue and let my wife know.
Break It gently to my wife and then
drop me in some handy hole bo It won't
take any expense. My wife has no
means to foot any bills. W. H. Goodno."
Goodno waa a plumber and a sufferer
from rheumatism.
Probable Fato of the Ulcycle Globe Trot
ter, Frank I.cnz.
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Feb. .5. The Pittsburg
friends of Frank Lenz have received ad
vices from La Vale, the leading cycling
Journal of France, asserting that it
received a dispatch that Lenz had been
murdered by Kurds near Brzeroun, on
May 17, 1894, the last time anything
definite was heard from him.
Frank Lenz was born In Philadelphia
in 1803. Lenz started on his wheel for
a ride around the woilld from the post
office building, Pittsburg, on May 15,
Turks of Trcblond Plot to Slay Christian
By the United Press.
Berlin, Feb. G. The LokalZeitungs
correspondent at St. Petersburg says
that the Turkish populace of the city
of Treblzond, on the Blaok sea, lately
planned the massacre of the Christian
Inhabitants on a certain night.
, The commander of the Turkish gar
rison; In the city learned of the plot and
adopted energetic measures that pre
vented it from being carried out.
Not an Assault onu Non l nion Mun Re
ported at Police llcadiiuurtcrs An In
dignation .Meeting.
By the United Press.
Brooklyn, Feb. 6 The members of
District Assembly 75 were resting on
their oars today. They had apparently
exhausted nil their ammunition. All
last night not an assault on a non-union
man nor on a cur was reported to po
lice headquarters.
Commissioner Morle, In the United
States court, this morning dismissed
the complaint against Benjamin Nor
ton, of the Atlantic Avenue Railrond
company, who was charged with vio
lating the federal .laws In allowing
signs marked United States mail to be
placed on the cars of his company that
do not at all times curry the mail. No
testimony was produced to show that
Mr. Norton had wilfully violated tlie
United States laws in any way.
The mass meeting in the Interest of
the former employes of the trolley road,
which had been arranged to take plucc
at the Athcnuum, was not held this
evening, owing to the presence of the
police. About (11 ty persons hud taken
seats In the ha'H, when H. H. Martin, of
the executive committee of the Knights
of Labor, stepped upon the platform
and said that he had been authorized
to announce that the meeting was post
poned until such time as it could be
held without uniformed police blocking
the. entrance and Interfering with a
peaceful assemblage of citizens. The
people In the hall then retired.
The strikers held an indignation
meeting ut tlie Labor ilyceum and de
nounced the action of the city authori
ties lit dispersing the mass meeting In
front of the city hall yesterday, und
interfering with" the Athenaum meet
ing tonight.
Tho Leader of tho Hull Ilill Miners
By the United Tress.
Gunnison, Col., Feb. 5. Jack Smith,
alias General Johnson, alias Mason, the
leader and captain of the Bull Ilill
miners during the Cripple Creek war,
one of the most desperate charac
ters In Colorado, has been placed under
arrest here by Deputy Sheriff Judd
Riley. Smith has successfully evaded
officers since the war, but was taken
wholly unawares while playing a game
of crib in a. saloon here.
He came to the city Thursday In
company with two other men, one an
ex-convict, and expected to remain
here and about the gold camps until
spring. Deputy Sheriff Riley passed
Smith on the street and recognized lilm
at once. When arrested Smith wns
heavily armed. He acknowledged be
ing the leader of the miners, und suy
he is afraid of being lynched ut Colo
rado Springs. ,Jn the eai'ly days of
Gunnison Smith rode through the
streets Willi Winchesters, and terror
ized the whole population. He shot
one Innocent man in tho thigh, , for
which he received a five years' sentence
In the penitentiary. It Is understood a
large reward Is offered for his capture.
The l entous Escupcd.
By the United Press.
Pleasantvllle, N. J., Feb. 5. The fear
that the. entire family of Wilbur Kenton,
of Port Republic, had perished in their
burning house has proved fortunately 1 1
be without foundation. They till csecped
without Injury and are now at the home
of Mr. Kenton's sister at this place. The
lire occurred at 2 o'clock yesterday morn
ipg and as none of the occupants were
wen lo leave, It was feared that all had
met death In the flames.
Karthqunkc have shaken down many
houses In Tuxtepec, Mex.
Joe?ph Sandler was arrested In New York
for running a gambling houso for bovs
from (1 to in. i
Gold ore that yields from $10 to fi;8 a ton,
and silver beside, has been found In
Spruce Gulch, Black Hills, S. D.
Bituminous coal operators along tho
Hocking Valley railroad In Ohio have at
last combined and agreed to stop competi
tion. Mrs, Henry Carey und her 3-year-old,
child, of Philadelphia, got lost In New
York, and Mr. Carey was hunting them
Flight, years In the penitentiary was the
sentence Imposed at Baltimore upon
George P. Sage, who by forgeries swindled
tho Harford County bank, Belalr, Md.,
out of $.'1,000.
Commander J. J. Hrlce has been placed
on tho retired list of the navy on account
of disability Incurred hi the service.
' A new circuit Judgeship, Just established
by congress in northern Illinois, will. It Is
thought, provide a place for Mr. Springer.
Brigadier General T. II. Roger will be
made a major general as soon as the presi
dent signs the bill making General Helio
fleld a lieutenant general.
' Judge' Parker, of the western Arkansas
district, who refused to recognize the au
thority of Associate Justice White In his
district, has been reversed by the supremo
court, ' t I
The Measure to Relieve the Treasury
Is Introduced in the Honsc.
Senators Harris and Mitchell Indulge in
a Lively Debate-Mr. McLaurln, of
Mississippi, lias an Kyo Upon
By the United Press.
Washington, Feb. 5. The opening of
today's session In the senate was ac
companied by a rather stormy scene
between two members of the body. An
objection was made by Mr. Harris,
Tennessee, to a request of Mr. Mitchell,
Oregon, to be allowed to adress the
senate on a report which he proposed to
make. The objection appeared to net
tle Mr. Mitchell, who remarked angrily
that objection was very unusual. "Very
well," Mr. Harris retorted, "unusual as
It is, I emphasize It."
"Then I withdraw the report," said
Mr. Mltcheil. "I will not submit It at
this time."
"Then withdraw It," said Mr. Harris,
"It is unusual," Mr. Mitchell persist
ed in a still more angry manner.
"I am capable," Mr. Harris said
tauntingly, "of doing unusual things."
Mr. Mitchell appeared to be boiling
over with rage and excitement as he
exclaimed: "I appreciate that the
senator from Tennessee is capable of
doing unusual, und indiscreet, and un
gontlemanly things."
"Your conduct," Mr. Harris declared,
"Is contemptible."
"Let the senator do as he pleases
about that," Mr. Mitchell added defi
antly. The vice-president called the sena
tors to order, but Mr. Mitchell contin
ued to express his Indignation to sena
tors who came around him, and to ex
pluin that his purpose had been lo
present a report in favor of the bounty
sugar olaims.
At one point the financial questions
broke out In the shaue of an amend
ment offered by Mr. McLaurln, Missis
sippi, looking to tlie coinage of the sil
ver bullion in the treasury to the
amount of the seigniorage ($55,000,000),
but the amendment to which it was
offered was declared, by a vote of the
senate, to be out of order, and Mr. Me
Laurin's amendment fell with it.
After tlie district appropriation bill
was passed the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill was taken up not,
however, displacing the bankruptcy
bill us the unfinished business.
Mr. Heed's Substitute.
Tho first day's debate In the housa
on the currency und banking bill, with
authority to Issue low Interest, long
time bonds to maintain the gold v
serve brought out Mr. Reed's substi
tute for the measure which has been
discussed the past day or two. The
speech In which lie presented the propo
sition was the principal feature of the
day. The 1)111 is as follows:
A bill to provide for a temporary defi
ciency of revenue.
He it enacted, etc., that to enable the
secretary of the treasury to provide for
and maintain the redemption of United
States notes ucordlng to the provisions
of the act approved Jan. H, 1S7.". entitled
"an act to provide for the resumption of
specie payments." In addition to the power
he now has under said act, he Is author
ized from lime to time, ut his discretion,
to issue, sell and dispose of, at not leg
than par in coin, either of the description
of bonds authorized In said act. or coupon
or registered bunds of the United Slate i.
to an amount sulllelent for tin objects
herein stated, healing not to exceed :i per
cent. Interest per annum, payable semi
annually and redeemable at the pleasure
of the United States In coin, after years
from their date, with like qualities, priv
ileges und exeinjllons provided In said act
for the bonds therein authorized. And
the secretary of the treasury shall use the
proceeds thereof for the purposs herein
provided for. and none other.
Section -. That to enable the secretary
to pay the cunvnt expenses of the gov
ernment, so long us the current revciim n
shall be dedeleiit, he Is uiuhoilr.ed tin I
required, from time to time, In his discre
tion, to Issue, yell und illsnose of at not
less than par. sm h an amount of cert Id
eates of Indebtedness of the Ucnomin't
tlon of 2.1. '.( and Jim), or any multiple
thereof, us may be needed for that pur
pone, bearing not to exceed :! per cent. In
terest per ii i in i ). payable semi-annually
and redeemable at the plcusure of the
government, in coin, after two years from
their date, with like qualities, privileges
und exemptions provided In the act ap
proved Jan. 11, 1S7.1. The secretary may,
at his discretion, sell and dispose of the
same for not less than an equal amount
of lawful money or the United States, at
dcslgnaed depositories of the United
States, nnd nt such port olllees lis he may
select, and the secretary shall use the
proceed thereof for the purpose provided
for In this section, und for none other.
Republicans Will Stand by It.
The Republicans, he said, were wlll
llng to forego any party advantages
that might be obtained from a contin
uance of present conditions and join In
the passage of a measure thut would
relieve the country; hut it must be
such a mcusuro as commended Itsolf to
their Ideas of right and Justice and
practicability. The bill ho offered as a
substitute was ordered to be printed In
the record. The debate wus participat
ed In by Messrs. Springer (llinols) and
Patterson (Tennessee) in favor of the
bill, and by Messrs. Walker (Massachu
setts), Hall (.Missouri), Swanson (Vir
ginia), Simpson (Kansas), McKelghnn
(Nebraska), und ' Pence (Colorado)
against It.
Mr. Springer said that aside form
the question of maintaining the credit
of the government In itself the govern
ment would obtain money at a smaller
rate of Interest If the bonds were made
payable hi gold than If made payable In
currency.. On an Issue of $100,000,000
20-ycur bonds the saving to the gov
ernment would be at least $20,000,000.
The passage of the bill would, In his
opinion, tend to fix the Idea in the
minds of a'M tho people that the gov
ernment Intended to maintain the
pledge In the Sherman bill repeal law,
and that would greatly aid In restoring
confidence and bringing prosperity
to the land.
Laborers In the Massillon District Remain
in tho l old for Fighting Purposes.
By the United PresB.
Masslllon, O., Feb. 5. After a stormy
and protracted session, the Masslllon
miners' district convention adjourned
last night, having decided by a vote of
854 to CGI to remain In the United Mine
Workers of America, and not to organ
ize as an independent association.
This is a vote of confidence In the pres
ent national organization, aa it means
that the Masslllon miners remain In the
fold for fighting purposes only.
They propose to leave no stone un
turned to defeat Pennsylvania and the
whole "McBrlde machine ticket." This
they beJieve Ispractically accomplished.
J. A. Crawford, of Illinois, is now a
favorite for national president.
The Murderous Farmer Fatally Wounds
Two Persons.
By tho United PreBs.
Atchison, Kas., Feb. 5. James Nutt,
a prominent farmer near here, shot and
fatally Injured Mrs. Frank Poyten and
a Btranger who were In a buggy this
morning. The cause of the tragedy !s
A few years ago Ndtit killed W. TV.
Dukes, a member of 'the Pennsylvania
legislature In Uniontown. Dukes had
killed Nutt'8 father. Nutt was arrested
and Is in jail.
Meadvllle, Pa., Feb. 5. Mrs. C. F.
Nutt, mother of James Nutt, who shot
Mrs. Payton and companion In Kansas
City today, has resided In Meadvllle
for the past two years. Living with
her are her daughters, Jennie and Nel
lie, and two sons, William and Walter.
Another son, John, Is in Akron, O., and
a daughter, Mrs. S. J. Kreps, lives In
Murshalltown, la. James Nutt went
west soon after his trial and acquittal
for the killing of Duke, and has lived
on a farm owned by his mother near
Atchison, Kan. Mrs. Nutt heard from
him frequently, but had not learned of
the shooting of the woman today until
informed by a reporter.
Both the Engineer uud Fireman Arc Cov
ered with Guns-Thc Kobbers Make a
nig Iluul.
By the United Press.
Hutchinson, Kan., Feb. 5. When train
No. 1 on the Santa Fe road reached
Sylvie, a small station twenty miles
west of here, last night, it stopped for
coal and two men crawled Into the cab,
at the same time covering Engineer
Kearney and his fireman with guns.
They robbed the engineer and fireman
of their money and ordered them to
march to the express car and break
open the door. A demand was made
upon the messenger, Jesse Ruble, to
open the safe, but when he refused, the
robbers abandoned the Idea of robbing
the express car.
They then marched the engineer and
fireman with a suck into the passenger
coachs, and while one man held the
trainmen, the other covered the pas
sengers and ordered "hands up." Thus
they went through the train, dumping
poi'ketbooks, watches, knives and re
volvers Into the sack. The amount of
money secured cannot be approximat
ed. One ludy bought a ticket at Hutch
inson for a Colorado point and the tic
ket agent here says she had at least $H00
when she purchused her ticket, which
she was made to donate. After the
work of robbing the coaches was over,
the engineer and fireman were marched
back to their posts and ordered to
"pull out." which they did.
After the robbers passed through the
first conch, the conductor and a brake
man started to leuve the car and raise
un alarm In the town, but they were
discovered by more robbers standing
on the ground on each side of the train,
who ordered them back into the
coaches. The country is aroused, and
the farmers are out well armed trail
ing the robber, who rode off in a
southeast direction.
An Order Prohibiting Catholic Priests
from Hiding Wheels Receive J.
By tlie United Pre.".
Wilmington, Del., Feb. S. Father
Sylvester, of the Sacred Heart Roman
Catholic church, has received from
Runic an order prohibiting Catholic
priests from riding bicycles.
It Is an order similar to the one ap
plied In Austria, anil Is issued to those
priests who ride from being hurt and
from making them objects of Jokes.
Bishop Curtis, of tills city, is a promi
nent bicycle rider.
A Kcpetitlou of the Massacre of 18110 1s
I enrcd in Syria.
By tho United Press.
London, Feb. 5. The Central News
has a dispatch from Constantinople
saying thai antl-Chrlstlan outruges of
the Armenian type are being commit
ted In Sidon, Bcyrout and Damascus,
The Christian Inhabitant of Damns
sue declare thut they apprehend a re
petition of the massacre of 1SG0, when
thousands of Christians were mur
dered. CAR IX Xi:V HANDS.
A Trolley Vehicle Uoc Through a fu
neral I'rocession at Brooklyn.
By tlio 1 'tilted PrexM.
UnmUlyn, IYb. 5. A trolloy rar of tlu
Ci-iixstnwn line ran Into a fmiriul pi'o
CfH.sln ut Wythe avenue anil Broadway,
Wllllamslmi'B, this afternoon. After
the cat- had Kone throiiKh the proees
Hlon tlie hearse vtH found upset and the
colllu lylni? In the gutter.
The" funeral waa that of a 2-year-old
ehlld. The ear was In charge of new
Cold Weather Down the Valley.
By the United I'reM.
WllkPS-Harre, 1'I. ' ' B. The coUIpfI
weather of the seuHOi) vn experienced
today throiiKlioiit the WyomhiR valley.
In this elty the thermometer stood four
deRieea below aero. At (lien .Summit It
In reported twenty below. Harvey';o
nine below, and at Hear Creek fourteen
Italy's new nmliasHador to London Is
Senator und General Annlballe Kerrero.
A large quantity of iimmuiv'.tlon for nn
archlHtn was eoiillm uted by Ueiiln poliec
A wealthy timber merchant, Mr. Joliann
pon, was murdered und robbed on a Swell
lull railway train.
Ilellef funds for earthquake victims In
Hlclly, to tho amount of over, JlO.noO, are
alleged 4o have been diverted by the
Italian Kovernment,
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair: eon
tlnued low temperature; northwest winds.
For the next tea days it will be
to your interest to visit our
i UN I
And see the values we are oUer
in fine German, Scotch and Irish
Tabic Linens, Napkins, Tray
Cloths, etc., etc.
Numbers in C.enuan Linens, ''SU
ver Bleach," extra line quality
and heavy :
56-in. Sale Price 48c, Reg. Price 60c
60-in. " 09c, " 75c
62-ln. " 75c, " 90c
72-in. " 89c, " $1.10
Napkins ti match the above.
65 doz. 5-8 $1.55, Regular Price $1.75
75 doz. 3-4 2.35, " 2,75
Iu Fine Bleached Towels :
25 doz. Colored Damask Border II tick,
:10( !.. Kck. Price $4.'2i)
25 doz. Bird's Eye, hemstitched,
4.)c. i'atii, IUt. Price (we
15 doz. double hemstitched buck, extra
size, 0c. each, lit'!;. Price 73c
Our Special Muslin Sale continues
ali this week. Muslins, Sheetiuus,
Counterpanes, etc., at "Koi'k BottUIll
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
Closed Evenings Except Saturday,
the Jeweler, cau repair
your watch to give per
feet satisfaction, having
had ten years' experience
in our leading watch factories.