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SCU ANTON, PA., "WEDNESDAY MOItNING, FEJIRUAllY l.'I, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
WORK OF THE LAWMAKERS
The Circnit Court Bill Is Introduced
in the House.
A FIGHT OVER FORESTRY BILL
Air. Vaufiluin Introduces a Mousurc to
Amend Constitution in Kcgurd to
Treatment of Special l.uws-llill
Passed on TliirJ Rending.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
llurrlsburir. Fob. 12. The st'iia to com
mittee on mines ami mining this even
ing heard the opponents of the I'oyle
bill to establish a state bureau with a
commissioner, deputy and Inspectors
galore, all assigned );ood fat salaries.
The main argument presented was that
tile present law, which was passed two
years aixo, as a compromise between
the operators and miners. Is working
satisfactorily and that this bill will
only saddle useless expense on the
The committee took no action, but it
Is intimated that n majority is against
the measure. Among; those appearing
before the committee were Mine In
spectors Williams, of Wilkes-Barre;
James Roderick, of Scranton; James
Waek, of Idlewild: Charles Conner, of
V'niontown; liernard Callahan, of Con
nellsville; Mr. Jenkins, of Irwin; Henry
l.autitt. of Monongahela City, and Mr.
Vnderwood of Cleiirtield.
The Philadelphia I'lsht.
"Dick" yuay slipped quietly into the
city this mornins from Washington
and was soon after closeted with
Senator Penrose. Lieutenant Ciovernor
Lyon, Chris L. Musee and Magistrate
Durham. The purpose of his visit none
of the gentleman would state, but
those who profess to speak by authori
ty declare it was to head off the pro
posed movement for a legislative com
mittee to investigate the alleged abuses
in the city councils of Philadelphia
complained of by the muulcli al league
of that city in its memorial to the
legislature. It has been determined by
the league to tile unother petition for
a Lexow committee, but not until utter j
the mayorality election. Mr. Juay left .
at midnight for his home at Beaver. j
The Various KouJ Hills. i
There Is a uniformity of sentiment I
among the members or me legislature
that the roads uf the commonwealth
are susceptible of great improvement,
and that some legislation is necessary
to provide a better than the existing
system, but there is a wide diversity
of opinion as to the character of the
act that should be passed. There aie
three road bills before the legislature,
but none of them Is likely to command
a constitutional majority unless condi
tions should change before the close of
the session. Senator Flinn has a bill
which contemplates an improvement if
the public roads at the expense of the
counties. As recently modified. It au
thorizes the commissioners to levy ail
annual tax of not less than 1 mill nor
more than X mills on the dollar on all
real and personal property to secure a
fund from which to pay all costs, dam
ages and expenses required for public
road purposes. This bill has made
more progress than any nf the others,
but It has not reached the crucial test
of final passage. Senator Brown, of
Westmoreland, Is the father of the hill
providing that a competent engineer or
surveyor njiall be elected and shall give
$10,000 security for the faithful per-
formaiK-e of his duties. In each town-
ship a supervisor shall be elected, Into i
whose competency the county super-
visor is required to inquire before he
can enter on his duties. A county road
convention shall be held every year In
the Interest of better roads, of which 1
the convention shall have the full su
pervision and management. If this bill
should pass It would be followed by a
measure appropriating about ll.lHw.OOO
a year to enforce It. Representative
Snlvely has Introduced a bill to place
the public roads under the charge of
the department of internal affairs and
providing for the election of a town
ship road committee and a county road
engineer. It provides for an appropri
ation of $5,000,000 to be applied to build
ing or Improving the public roads of
the state. ' j
Senato proceedings. j
By the United Press.
The sena.te met at 11 o'clock. The
following bills were introduced:
Ky Mr. Penrose For the protection of
motormen on passenger railways, by re
quiring front platforms of curs to bo
P.y Mr. Fruit-Appropriating $300,000 for
a homoeopathic hospital for insane In
By Mr. Fllnn Providing for the an
nexation of one city of the second cluss
to another of the same class.
A joint resolution was Introduced by
Mr. Vai Jian proposing an amendment
to the constitution which will submit
local and special laws to a vote of the
people of the section affected thereby.
The following bills passed finally:
For the protection of persons unable to
care for their own property.
Providing for the adoption of trademark
labels or private stumps by associations
or unions of worklngmen.
F.nlurglng the competency of husband
and wife to testify ugiilnst each other.
Appropriating H.Xtf to W. II. Irf-wls for
ncrvlees as stenographer In contested elec
Prohibiting members of boards nf triiH
tees of state normul schools from making
or being Interested In school contracts.
The bill Introduced by Senator Pen-,
rose amending; the act establishing n
state board of health no as to strike
out the provision limiting the expendl
, tureB of the board to $10,000 per year
was defeated, the senate refusing to
agree to it on third reading.
The governor Bent to the senate the
imlnatlon of B. F. QHkeson, of JIuckB
lty, to be commissioner of banking;,
nomination was confirmed.
I The Circuit Court mil.
'xTho house met at 10 o'clock. Ullla
' were read In place as follows;
lty Mr. Cotton, fo Allegheny To estab
lish circuit courts of appeal, the first clr
. cult to Include the counties of 1'hlla.dnl
phla, Montgomery, Murks, lierks, Iehlgh,
. Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Delaware,
Chester, Lancaxter, York, Lebanon, Lu
cerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Sus
quehanna, Bradford, Tioga, Northumber
land, Montour, Columbia, Bulllvun and
I Wyoming; and the second circuit all the
rest of the counties In the state. The first
court is to sit In Philadelphia and the sne-
jnd court in Pittsburg, Harrlsburg and
lOrle. The courts shall consist of five
judges find they shall be elected at thif
Drst general election after the passage of
After the final passage of bills estab
lishing an agricultural depart men t,
and abolishing the kissing uf the Bible
In taking oaths, the forestry bill was
taken up. ,
Mr. Martin, of Lawrence, took the
Hour and made & long speech against
the bill. He also suggested bad faith
on the part of those in charge of the
In relation to an amendment pro
posed by him. Mr. Lytle, of Hunting
don, replied to Mr. .Martin. Speaking
as a lawyer, he took up each of Mr.
Martin's objections, and laid down
legal propositions which he challenged
any lawyer in the house to convert.
Mr. Dumbly, of Montgomery, and Mr.
Mllllken, of Huntingdon, also urged
the passage of the bill.
Mr. Snlvely, of Frunklln. and Mr.
McOaughney, of Indiana, opposed the
bill. Mr. Cotton moved the previous
question, thus shutting off the debate.
The motion to reconsider was then
defeated, and the roll was culled on
the final passage 'of the bill, the vote
being 10G to ti3. The bill was messaged
to the senate.
The Marshall pipe line consolidation
bill was then taken up on third reading
and passed by lis yeas to 57 nays.
THE HAYWAlTl) SKKLKTOX.
Hurry und AJry litis c Ueen I ucinles for
Some iiiuo-An Insuuity l'leu Will He
liy the United Tress.
Minnneapolls, .Minn., Feb. 12. The
Huyward family skeleton made Its ap
pearance today. It wus made evident
from Adry Huyward'8 testimony that
for u long time the two brothers have
been at variance with each other, and
today Adry was questioned regarding j
numerous quarrels. Throughout to
day's examination Mrs. W. W. Hay
ward, mother of Adry and Harry, sat
beside Mr. Kdwln und prompted him
during the cross-exainlnution. Mr. Kr
win expects to show Adry Huyward In
sane and also, In process, use his
brother, Dr. Thaddous Hayward, as a
witness. It is also exposed that Adry
will be shown to be the man who
made the trip with Blixt out on th"
Kxcelslor road, where Miss (ling wus
Once when Mrs. Hayward had been
prompting tin? defense and the question
came from Krwin in sharp accents.
Adry denied It with a withering empha
sis and the mother shook her head
violently as though to say that lie
"Don't shake your head, mother." he
cried, raising his voice In a painfully
strained tone. "It Is the truth and you
know It. I will tell everything all."
i "Tell It tell It all." replied Mrs. Hay
j ward. "Tell everything you can."
j Adry Hayward will be able to prove
i an alibi in case charges of murder are
i preferred against him by the defense,
I but only apparently by members of
I his own family. An effort will be made
I to discredit his evidence. It is anld, and
I to show that at the time Harry Jlay
i ward Is alleged to have been talking
I to Blixt on the Kenwood boulevard
j Adry was there and Harry In another
i part of the town.
! Mr. Krwin tried to show that Adry
; had been- promised Immunity from pun
ishment If he would testify against his
brother but the court would not allow
the question nor another one, why he
I remained In the custody of an officer
though not In jail.
1-L'X OX LA (JASaUiXI-.
Passengers on the Overdue Steamer Had
a l ino Time,
Ey the United Press.
New York, Feb. 12. K. R. Goodman
was the first passenger of the !as
cogne on deck this morning. He spoke
freely of his experience on board the
French liner. He said:
"Our tr': was a very eventful one,
but we were never In real danger. When
the storm' broke out on Tuesday last
every one aboard the bout was fright
ened. We had a lively time of It; then
being blown time and again In and
out of our course. However, there was
plenty to eat, and It was fresh food,
too, and the passengers did not suffer,
although they were cooped up below
most of the.tim:'. We were more anx
ious for our friends ashore than for
ourselves, for we knew that many
would think the vessel had been lost.
"No one was taken 111, however, find
we passed the time In making fun and
pluytnj. games. The captain did all he
could, although nt one time, for two
days, we were refused information as to
our whereabouts. Some objected. When
we passed the four-masted schooner we
could not see nny life aboard and did
not stop, but the boat seemed In good
condition And we did not think she had
Severe Weather Is Holding on ,'lcnnc
lonsly in the South.
By the United Press.
Kounoke, Va., Feb. 12. The severe
weather Is holding on tenaciously and
another snow storm Is raging. Three
Inches have fallen up to H o'clock to
night. Denver, Col.. Feb. 12. Early this
morning the thermometer registered 20
degrees below zero, the coldest In Den
ver's history. At noon the cold spell
broke and the thermometer rose to 20
Shot Through the Heart.
By the United Press.
Altoonu. Pa., Feb. 12. About thirty
Hungarian miners employed by J. L.
Mitchell Co., near Hens Creek, gath
ered In one of their shanties today and
proceeded to get on the outside of several
Jugs of whisky. The celebration wound
up by John Cushua. being shot through
the heart and Instantly killed by one of
JOTTINGS OF STATE NEWS.
Hemonstronces were filed against only
four out of 1,012 applications for a liquor
license in Luzerne county.
A dog fell hundreds of fort down Noll
son sliuft, at Hhumokln, smashing a mine
rage and narrowly missing several work
men. Iteports of over 200 steam railroads In
Pennsylvania were among the valuables
destroyed by the state printing ollleo lira
at Harrlsurg. ( ,
Kvery newspaper In Allegheny county,
outside of Pittsburg and several- In the
Hmoky City, strongly oppose Hentor
FlInn'R Greater Pittsburg bill, ..
J. M. Bloom was yesterday appointed
postmuster at Clearfield, and K. Huahong
was appointed a rourtn-ciass postmaster
at Locust Grove, vice D. 8. Uurland, re
DIR. CARLISLE CATECHISED
Secrctury Before the Ways und
Means Committee of the House.
Democrats as Well us Republicans Dis
cuss the Altitude of llio Administra
tion on the llnunciul Ouestloii.
By the Vnlted Press. .
Wushingtou, Feb. 12. For three hours
today the wuys and means committee
of the house was in session. For two
hours of this time Secretary Curllsle
wus before It. He furnished the com
mittee a copy of the contract made be
tween the udinlnlstratlon und the for
eign syndlcute which recently agreed to
purchase the new bond issue. The con
tract wus very short, but ut the secre
tary's request a resolution was adopted
that none of the proceedings connected
with this document should be made
The secretury wus subjected to a
running lire of questions from the mem
bers present. Mr. Drosvenor wunted
to know why these bonds were to be
sold to the syndlcute at a price C per
cent, below the quotation for the 4s.
The secretury replied that the adminis
tration had made the best terms with
the syndicate It could. Being asked if
an attempt had been made to secure
the sense of the country upon It the
I secretary replied In the negative.
This preclpltateda discussion In which
the attitude of the administration wus
severely criticised not only by the lto
publicuns, but by certain of the Dem
ocratic members as well. Hefore leav
ing. Secretary Curllsle suggested Unit a
proposition be reported from the com
mittee to relieve the treasury from re
deeming national bank currency und
compelling; the banks to establish an
agency for the redemption of their own
currency. The effect of this proposi
tion would be practically to restore the
law us It stood before 1S74.
Mr. Tarsuey offered a resolution that
power be given to the administration
to Issue a 3 per cent, gold bond when
ever such action became necessary to
protect the gold reserve in the treasury.
It also provided that none of this money
should be used for the current expenses
of the government.
.Mr. Cockran Objects.
The resolution offered by Mr. Wilson
yesterday, looking to the issuance of
JlL'.UOU.OUU of bonds, payable In gold, also
came up for consideration and It drew
from 'Mr. Bnurke Cockrun, of New
York, an emphatic declaration that he
would oppose this proposition and any
other which looked to the indorsement
df the contract with the foreign syndi-
Messrs. Heed and Hopkins questioned
Secretary Carlisle at considerable
length regarding the necessity for an
issue of gold bonds. Did he think that
such un Issue of bonds would stop the
drain of gold and would not some of
the money be used to meet current ex
penditures? They also asked about the estimated
receipts of the government for the re
mainder of the calendar year and if the
secretary really believed there would
be a surplus within the next eight or
ten months. The secretary answered
the questions frankly, und coming back
again to the question of contracting for
the sale of bonds he Insisted that no
favoritism had been shown; that the
administration had consulted with
leading Imnkers upon the subject; had
made the best terms It could, and
would have done better If possible.
After the secretary's withdrawal
from the committee room the various
I propositions pending were ordered to
i be referred to a sub-committee, which
reported to the full committee at 3
j o'clock this afternoon. The Democratic
members of the sub-committee are:
Messrs. Wilson, Turner and rtrynn.
Messrs. Payne and Hopkins were added i
on the part of the Republicans, but It
was subsequently agreed that the Re
publican members Bbould select their
own representatives. After the com
mittee adjourned the Republicans met
Informally and selected Messrs. Reed
The Henson for Secrecy.
Later in the afternoon fuller details
of what occurred between Secretary
Carlisle In the committee became pub
lie. The contract with the syndicate
covered two typewritten pngeB which
the secretary rend to the committee.
The contract was signed by J. Plerpont
Morgan, of New York, for J. S. Mor
gan, of London; by August Helmont, of
New York, for N. W. Rothschild, of
London, and by Secretary Curllsle. It
was witnessed by Francis L. Stetson, of
New York, the president's former law
Secretary Carlisle explained his rea
son for asking that un Injunction of
secrecy be observed regarding the terms
of the contract on the ground thut If
the manner and time of paying for the
bonds wore made known, bankers and
others might corner the gold which the
syndicate must procure to pay for the
bonds and thus greatly embarrass
NOT "HAt'l'V CAL" H'AUNER.
The Green (loods Man Arrested Is Not the
Old l ime Minstrel.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Feb. 12. In the reports yes
terday of the arrest of four green goods
men on a charge of swindling a resldeht
of M uncle, Ind., one of the prisoners
was erroneously mentioned as "Happy
Ciil" Wagner, the old-time minstrel.
The only busls for the Btory wns the
fact that the tnun was booked nt the
police station s "Al" Wagner, the
name being changed In the newspaper
reports to "Happy Col" through a mis
take. THREE BLOWN TO PIECES.
Fatal Explosion on a Hralnugo Canal In
By tho United Press.
Jollet. 111.. Feb. 12. A terrible expln.
slon took place on the drainage ennnl,
In which 'three men were blown to pieces
and two others fatally wounded. ,
The night gang hud quit work and
left n biff blast of powder In a hole
and the day gang had Just commenced
to drill, when It suddenly exploded.
It Is High Time That This Hideous Honster Were Killed.
PERILS OF AN OCEAN LIFE
Entire Crew of the Clara l. l'riend
rOL'KTUEX MUX A HE DROWNED
In the I nJcuNorto Seek Shelter from the
Storm the Hunt Is Dashed to Pieces
ou Hocks St. Augustine Is
By the United Press.
Halifax. N. S Feb. 12. Further de
tails of the loss of the American schoon
er Clara F. Friend, with her crew f
fourteen men, ure us follows:
The American fishing fleet was mak
ing Liverpool from Urown's Hank after
having experienced the lerrillc gales
und snow storms of the week. They
wore all more or less damaged, and wen'
making the hurbor for shelter and re
pnlrs. Suddenly a very thick vapor
and smoke set in. All the fleet except
the Clara F Friend immediately turned
their prows to the open sea and mud.!
all possible haste to get out of thu
dangers surrounding them.
Captain Henson, of the Friend, was
familiar, with the bay and lie deter
mined to take ali iiska"1o gut sal'o
anchorage. The general belief Is that
the frail craft was dashed upon Neal's
Ledge about midnight anu that she im
mediately capsized, as the vessel was
found bottom up in the morning.
The seven bodies which have been re
covered were Interred In Brooklyn to
day. None of them have been recog
nized, and It Is not known whether or
not Captain Itenson's body has yet been
given un by the seu. The other seven
bodies may have been carried out to
sea by the undercurrents, or have been
washed ashore along the coast and may
not be found for some time.
The rest of the fleet made Liverpool
harbor yesterday. The skippers of those
vessels say that they never experienced
worse weal her thnu that of last week.
The colli was Intense, and the seas high
with blinding buow.
St. Augustine Oxcrduo.
New York, Feb. 12. The dispatch re
ceived tonight from Suvannah to the
effect that the long overdue steamship,
City of St. Augustine, which Bulled
from Jacksonville Jan. 30 for this port,
lind been sighted on Feb. " by the
schooner Ida Lawrence, gives little en
couragement fo those anxious for her
mMy. The locntlon In which she was
when sighted by the Lnwrence Is about
tiff Wilmington, N. C, and she had,
therefore, concluded over half of her
voynge. Since then nothing hns been
heard of her, and the terrible weather
she must hnve encountered does not
augur well for her.
Still there Is a possibility that she
may have run Into Albemarle Sound,
or one of the many inlets on the coast
of North Carolina with which there Is
no telegruphlu communication, to es
cape Hie fury of the storm. Any of
these Inlets would shelter her from
rough weather and high Reus.
Warren Hnv, her agent In this city,
hud, tip to this evening, received abso
lutely no Information regarding the
City of St. Augustine.
DI.I1S JURY DISCHARGED.
Owing to the Illness of a Juror tho Case
Will He Tried Over.
By tho United Press.
1 Chicago, Feb. 12. The Debs Jury was
discharged tills morning owing to the
Illness of a Juror, and the case was set
for a new trial on the lirst Mondny in
May. The trial was set for May to suit
the convenience of court.
The Dobs habeiiB corpus proceedings
will occupy tho greater part of Murch,
and during April Judge Urosscup will
hold court In Peoria,
STARRED IIIS COMPANION.
I. ad .May Ida ns tho Kcstilt uf n IMuyftil
By thu United Tress.
Pottstown, Pa.,' Feb. 12. Samuel
Schaffer, while playing ut school, yes
terduy nftcrnoon, with Hurry Hurtllne,
met with a peculiar and probably fatal
accident. Tho latter had a spring knifo
and, to frighten Samuel, ho made a
plunge at bis abdomen.
The' spring failed to work and the
knife made a deep wound. The lud
wan taken home In an nmhulnnce, and
Is now In a precarious condition,
ratal Mlstnko or Milliner Who Took
Poison for Cough Mcdlclno,
By tho United Press.
Wllllumsport, Pa., Feb. 12. Miss Lil
lian IS. Jones, senior member of the
millinery firm of,' L. K. Jones & Co.,
wan chatting gaily with a customer at
4 o'clock this afternoon, when she re-
marked that she had a cold and would
take a dose of cough medicine. She
wulked to the rear of the store, and In
the dim light took down a bottle and
poured out a druught. She swallowed
the liquid, uttered a shriek, dropped to
the Door unconscious, and expired In
a few minutes.
fihe hay followed cyanide of potas
sium In mistake, a bottle of which Blood
on the shelf near the cough medicine.
MIsb Jones was a popular young lady
and one of the foremost milliners of
BILL COOK'S FATE.
Will Hccoino u Resident of Albany Dur
ing the Next I'ifty curs.
By the United Press.
Fort Smith, Ark., Feb. 12 In the
United Stutes court today Hill Cook,
the notorious -outlaw, was found guilty
on hulf a dozen counts and sentenced
to fifty years in the New York state
penitentiary ut Albany.
He took bis sentence unflinchingly,
and will be taken to Albany tomorrow.
The Cuscsof Twenty-two Koyullsts Dis
posed of-SU of the Number Will Un
dergo the Hcuth Pcnulty.
By the United Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. Mr. Thurston,
the Hawaiian minister, hus received an
otliclal communication from his govern
ment stating that up to Jan. SO the
cuurt-murtiul which is trying the In
surrectionists mt Honolulu had ren
dered decisions in twenty-two cases.
Sentences of capital punishment have
been delivered in the cases of R. W.
Wilcox, fiamuel Nowlein, H. F. Bertie
man. C. T. Cullck, W. II. Rlekard and
W. T. Seward.
The others were sentenced to various
terms of Imprisonment as follows: T.
1!. Walker,' life Imprisonment; W. H.
(ireig and Louis Marshall, twenty
years; Thomas Poole, Robert Paluu,
Itlpiknne and Joseph Clark, ten years
Kauai and Klukuhl, eight years; Abra
ham, seven years: W. C. Lane, J. C.
Lane, Lot Lane, Kaliona and W. Wid-
fied, live years.
Fines in addition to the Imprisonment
were Imposed in a number of these
cases. All the sentences are subject to
the approval or disapproval of Prcsi
dent Dole, who, by the constitution, is
commander in chief of the army.
MOTHER AND HARES DROWN.
Hicy Break llnonth the lco N lillc Cross
lug tho Kivcr.
By tho United Press.
Coraopolls, Pa., Feb. 12. A mother
and two little daughters were drowned
in fhe Ohio river here today This
morning Mrs. Wlllinm Slebett nnd two
children, aged II and 5 years respective
ly, stin ted to cross the river on the Ice.
Suddenly the trencherous bridge guve
wuy and the mother und her little ones
fell Into the freezing stream. Mrs. Sle-
bert tried bravely from the moment her
head wus above water to snve her chll
dren and herself. They clutched nt the
pieces of Ice, but soon all three dlsup
Their bodies were afterward recov
ered and word of the accident sent to
the coroner. William Slebert, the bus
band nnd father, with an infant consti
tute the reninlnder of the family.
WOULD NOT DIVVY.
Company Cliurglng l ancy Prices for Coal
Kefascs to Increase Miners' Wages.
By tho United Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 12.-The llanks
vllle coal miners In the saw mill dis
trict, to the number of (100, ure out on
strike for an advance In the rate of
mining coal to 79 cents per ton.
The miners had heard of fancy prices
being charged for coal during the cold
weather and demanded their share of
thu advance, which was promptly re
fused by the company.
Tho bill to spend $l,O00,0iK) on a Chicago
public building has gone to the president.
The Columbian Iron works, Baltimore,
will be allowed J;W,7iKl each on the le
liiilt and Montgomery for "extras,"
H Is believed that the Hawaiian ruble
appropriation will ho lost In the confer
ence on the consular and diplomatic bill.
Up to 'tint present time tho share of tho
United States In the expense of niiilnliiln
lug tho Bunionn protectorate has been fit,
am. J. M. Dickinson, of Tennessee, tho newly
appointed nsNlstnnt attorney geueral, ye
terdiiy quulllled und entered upon tho ac
tive discharge or his duties.
A professor for a buulnesa college who
can lecture In French and Is proficient
111 United Suites business methods Is
wanted by the sultan of Turkey.
l'oxtinantor (illtnoro Arrested.
By tho United Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. The chief post
office Inspector has received a telegram
announcing tho arrest today nt Lewlston,
Pa., of James (lllmore, lata postmaster nt
Broken Mow, Neb., on tliiitliajxe or em
15aniiiet of His Admirers ut Williams-
port Last Evenini,
LIE IT, GOV. WATKES I'KESEXT
The Lincoln Club Kntcrtulns Pennsyl
vania stutcsincii inu Koyul Manner,
f log uc ut Address Delivered by u
Special to the Scranton Tribuns.
Williamsport, Feb. 12. The dinner j
given in this city tonight by the Lincoln j
Henublican club, In honor of the birth- ,
day of Abraham Lincoln, was attended I
largely by prominent politicians from
nil over the state who had gathered to
pay tribute to the memory of the
The dinner was an occasion fraught
with good cheer and eloquent oratory.
Attorney General H. Clay McCormlck,
whose home la ut Williamsport, was a
leading spirit at the gathering, which
included the foremost statesmen of the
commonwealth. The feature of the
evening was the speech of Lieutenant
Governor Watres, of Scranton.
Lieutenant Governor Watres spoke as
Since the recent election everv one
knows that the Lycoming Republicans
are uniformly "girded with a sword
upon their thigh" and that, bv educat
ing the people, you have turned and
overturned the enemy within your
Jurisdiction until Republican ideas pre
vailed. This erstwhile Democratic fort
ress hus been captured und re-modelled
into n Republican camp whoso
zeal and Are have shed a lustre in the
halls of legislation, und from your
midst nnd membership hns been select
ed a distinguished Republican lawyer
and statesmun who will grace with sig
nal ability the law department of this
This club of yours Is recognized as
on important factor In adding to the
fame of the party and the state, and In
such a presence It would be presump
tion to tell of the history or the destiny
of the party, under whose banner you
have so nobly fought. In my schoolboy
days! was taught something like this";
thut a limited view guve broadest scope
that one looking through a small win
dow can easier tell what lie sees than
could one who hud before him a broad
So the Republican pnrty istoo big
to tell about upon un occasion like this.
It is the party of real existence, vital
principles und of safe and illustrious
men nbk to run the government. Its
marvelous record Is Inseparably Inter
woven with human liberty and the pub
lic weal and history has painted no
picture nf wise or bonellecnt govern
ment which stands out in such a clear
and comforting relief from the gloomy
and disheartening background of Dem
ocratic Inetllciency nnd blundering con
trol The Pemocrntie Iden.
It Is related of the Connecticut early
settlers that they resolved to be gov
erned by the laws of God until they
could get time to make better ones. This
was before they hung men. burned
witches and persecuted for righteous
ness" snke. F.von so when what used
to be known ns the Democratic party
suddenly and unfortunately and unac
countably had power thrust upon It,
resolved Hint the people should be gov
erned by Republican laws and Repub
lican policy until It had time to enact
the laws and promulgate the policies
thut have shaken the financial and com
mercial stability of the country, shut
tered confidence, leaving nothing but
ruin anil desolation In their nwful trail.
Hut for faith In the Republican party
the business, the commercial arid the
labor Interests of the country would lie
down In utter despair. ' Hut history Jus
tllles the hope that the party which
has never fulled in nn emergency will
successfully meet the stern require
ments of the- hour, and thut, In ISMS,
If It Is not n Reed or a McKlnley or n
Harrison It may be one of Pennsylva
nia's own Illustrious sons whom we nil
delight to lionor. Who will lend the
Intelligence and the patriotism of the
country out of the chaos of Democratic
misrule Into the sunshine of Republi
can order and prosperity.
Thus will history repeat Itself nnd the
party of the peoplo nnd of progress and
of prosperity will ngnln do honor to
Its greatest and best exponent the
man whose name and whose memory
wdll be reverred as long as a single lover
of human liberty survives Abraham
TF.LE'i K AIMIIC TICKS.
Frank O'Brien bought tho Blrmlnghnm
(Aln.) Age-Herald at receiver's sule for
Defaulting Hank Cashier J. L. Dickson,
who stole $21,1110 at Fuyettevllle, Ark.,
committed suicide wHM poison.
Three American tourists were robbed
of all they possessed by Guatemalan ref
ugees near Han Javier river, Mex.
The Great Northern railroad's fraudu
lent claim agent, L. B, Smith, who was
arrested abroad, got )17,0U0 on forged
For eastern Pennsylvania, snow; north,
For the next ten days it will he
to your interest to visit our
And see the values we are offering
in line German, Seoteh and Irish
Table Linens, Napkins, Tray
Uoths, ele., etc.
STOCK LARGER THAN EVER.
PRICES NEVER SO LOW.
i ran special
Numbers in German Linens, ''Sil'
vef Bleach," extra line quality
and heavy :
66-in. Sale Price 48c, Eeg. Price 60c
60-in. ' 69c, " 75c
62-in. " 75c, " 90c
72-in. " 89c, " $1.10
Napkins to match the above.
65 doz. 5-8 $1.55, Regular Price $1.75
75 doz. 3-4 2.35, " 2.75
In Fine Bleached Towels:
25 doz. Colored Damask Border Huck,
$3.00 tIozM Res. Price $1.20
25 doz. Bird's Eve, hemstitched,
4."c. iach, Rear. Price 63c
15 doz. double hemstitched buck, extra
size, 50c. each. Re?. Price 75c
Our Special Muslin Sale continues
all this week. Muslins, Sheetings,
Counterpanes, etc., at "Rock BottOin
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave. -V
H. A. KINGSBURY
THE VERY BEST.
813 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTON, PA.
Zero! Zero! Zero!
Zero Shoes for Zero Weather at
Zero Prices. Wholesale and Re
tuil. LEWIS, REILLY & DAYIES
the Jeweler, cau repair
your watch to give per
fect satisfaction, having
had ten years' experience
in our leading watch fac
US A TRIL