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J EIGHT PAGES 5 COLUMNS. SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FERIIUAIIY , 1895. TWO CENTS A COPY. 3 FARR'S BILUONSIDERED Committee on Education Spends a Session Reviewing the Measure. THE A1T0KTI0XMEXT BILL A New County Act Possod Project Intro duced to Hiiild a Ship's Canal from the Ohio hivcr to l ake Erie-Governor's Nominations. 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 with. GREATER PITTSBURG UOOM. 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 bill. 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 purposes. 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 follows: 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 senate. 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 way. 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. DKBS TRIAL OPENED. 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. - - -- .. . NORWEGIAN DISASTERS. People Suffer from liinhqusko and Avalanche. 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, STATE TOPICS CONDENSED. 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 lifeless. 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. HAYWARD'SJRIAL BEGINS Terrible Story of the Murder Told by Cluusu biggs. DESCKlt'TlOX OP A TRAGEDY 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. PROVIDENCE Ml'RDER. 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. WOMAN TORTURED. 1 icndlsh Work of Midnight kuffiuns ut Sharon. 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. PLUMHER SUICIDES. 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 pockety "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. KILLED BY THE KURDS. 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, ISM. . MASSACRE PLANNED. Turks of Trcblond Plot to Slay Christian Inhabitants. 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. QUIET AT BROOKLYN. 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. HE WAS CUNMSOVS TERROR Tho Leader of tho Hull Ilill Miners Arrested. 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. TEJ.ECRAPIHC SPARKS. 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 yesterday. 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. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. 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 REED'S SUBSTITUTE BILL The Measure to Relieve the Treasury Is Introduced in the Honsc. SPEECH OXE OP THE PEATL'KES Senators Harris and Mitchell Indulge in a Lively Debate-Mr. McLaurln, of Mississippi, lias an Kyo Upon Seigniorage. 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, resentfully. "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. STILL MINE WORKERS. 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. NUTT'S LAST CRIME. 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 unknown. 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. SANTA FE Tlt.UX IIL'LD IT. 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. MIST NOT RIDE BICYCLES. 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. CHRISTIANS IN DANGER. 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, Syria. 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 liuniis. 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' l.al;o nine below, and at Hear Creek fourteen below. CAUGHT I'KOAI THE CAKLL. 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 yesterday. 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, WEATIILK REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvania, fair: eon tlnued low temperature; northwest winds. FiNLLTS i 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. STOCK LARGER THAN EVER. PRICES NEVER SO LOW. S FEW MI SPECIAL 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 THREE SPECIALS 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 Prices." 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