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HCK ANTON, PA., Fill DAY lUORNINO, MAUCJE 8, 1895.
two cents a corr
QUAY DECiBES ON WARFARE
He and His Friends Hold an Import
ant Secret Conference.
KO QUARTER FOR DAVID MARTIN
The l'ight Will, It Is SaiJ, Ho Conducted
Strictly Within l'nrty l ines, uuJ
Mill Uo 1'rosLCiitod to u
Decisive 1 iuish.
Philadelphia, Muri-h 7. The Inquirer,
Which is fi ii'inlly ti Si-nutiir Quay, says:
Tin.' most important pulltli-al I'untVr
rncv that bus been held In this city
for the past six yours took ilact last
night ut i: soctvt moetins which was
urratiKed by telegraph foity-plht
hours uso. Those pat ticipatins Includ
ed United States Senator Quay, cx
Uepivsentative Kichurd K. Quay, Sec
retary of State Keoder, ltankiiiK Vom
mlssioner Gilkeson and MaKistrate
Durham. It begun at X o'clock and
lasted until after midnight and a plan
of campaign was arrived upon which
affects both the politics of the city ami
the state. As a result of it a candidate,
whose name Is not to be divulged for u
,1..., ,.,,.. t.., th.i ,.t' !
VIUJ Ul CU, tin 11IT.HK II UI'Vll I-'I .... v.
flee of recorder ofleeds and MaKistrate
Durham was Intrusted with the duty
ot going to Ilarrlsburg and formally
presenting the name to Governor Hast
ings. The meeting developed two other
facts: First, that there will be no in
vestigating coininjttee appointed to look
Into Philadelphia affairs, unless some
entirely unexpected contingency arises,
and. second, that the break between
David Martin and Senator Quay is
It had originally been decided that
Senator Quay should meet the party
leaders at Harrlsburg. and as a result
of this there was a general exodus of
Republican politicians to the state capi
tal. But at the last moment this pro
gramme was changed and th Junior
senator resolved to c,uietly meet his
friends In Philadelphia, four other
friends of Senator Quay, who, al
though not present, were represented
by their views. They included Lieu
tenant Governor Walter I.yon and
State Senators W. H. Andrews, of
fr:i wford. Arthur Kennedv. of Alle
gheny, and Boies Penrose, of Philadel
phia. A Strict Party Fight.
These last-named were all kept In
touch with what was going on by di
rect communication with Senator Pen- I
rose. It was decided that from now
on there should be a lively and con
tinuous fight for control and that it
shall be conducted absolutely within
the party lines. In other words,
neither Senator Quay nor his friends
will In any way antagonize Mayor
elect Warwick or his friends. As Re
publicans they desire to see the new
administration a success, both for the
party and for the people. The same
thing applies to Governor Hastings
ami his administration. Xo compact
liu9 been made with Mr. Warwick:
none will be made. Xo compact has
been made with General Hastings.
The mayor-elect and the governor,
however, have given Senator Quay to
understand that neither himself nor tlw
friends of Senator Penrose will be
unjustly discriminated against. Those
friends they have in office will not be
disturbed and they will be given a
fair share of all they are entitled to
In the distribution of future favors.
In return they have not asked either
the city or state administration to
discriminate against any man or set
of men. All they ask is a fair fight
and no favor. As to the dropping of
the proposed Investigation, it was
feared that a portion of the public
might look in on such a move as one
made for political and personal re
1 Venge. Both Senators Quay and Pen
rose are extremely anxious to avoid
and such Impression.
, Precedence for Senators.
One of the things agreed upon with
out being stated Is that slate sena
tors rather than party leaders have
the right to ask favors from the stnt
administration. As a proof of this
It is pointed out that when Klemnx-r
and Sfulb went to Ilarrlsburg last
week they were presented to Governor
'Hastings by Senators Thomas, Beck
er and Penrose. Hence when a Phil
adelphia appointment Is at Issue the
majority of the Philadelphia senators
are presumed to be the persons to
ask for recognition. Five out of the
eight senators from Philadelphia are
for Quay and his friends. Xeed more
One thing is certain, whatever may
take place in the future, there will be
no personalities and no washing of
dirty linen. The fight will be to con
trol city conventions, to secure a ma
jority of the delegates to state conven
tions and finally to win national dele
gates. The first fight will come on this
fall, when a recorder of deeds, a tax
receiver nnd a coroner are to be nomi
nated. No one underestimates the abil
ity, the strategy nnd the political
strength of Mr. Martin, but the friends
of Mr. Quay are confident that the lat
ter already has half of the town, and
that In a lively light he can easily
control a majority of the delegates.
THEY DENY THE REPORT.
Tho Sons of Frederick Douglas on Good
Terms with Ills Widow.
Washington, March 7. The sons of
the late Frederick Douglass authorize
the publication of the following state
ment: ' 1
... "Thn statement telegraphed from
Rochester, N. Y., to the morning papers
of the country ithat there Is, or has
been, any antagonism between us and
our father's wife or his widow at any
time Is utterly false..
"We are absulutely unable to account
for the statement made from Roches
ter." Mrs. Douglass proclaimed the story of
undue Influence as absolutely ground
less. No will has been offered for pro
bate. UFE OF DESPERATE DEEDS.
WllWIns, tho Dead Add llank Kobhor, an
Adel. Ia., March 7.-Orlando Wll
klns, who was killed yesterday while
attempting to escape after robbing the
State bank of Adel, has a mother, sister
and two brothers in Livingston, Mon.
The men are prominent and wealthy
stock raisers here. The dead man was
one of the rustlers sent from MnntuiM
to the Stillwater, Minn., pcnl.teiitiury.
He was originally from Madison
county, la., but for thu last four or
five years hud wandered through Mon
tana and the northwest, leading a
vagabond life. Two years ugo ho
robbed a Jew of $700 in drafts In St.
Paul, was convicted and sent to Still
water for two years. Six weeks ago
he was released and returned to his.
old home lu Mudison county.
STATE LNjl'OK LEAIU'K.
Important .Meeting ut Ilarrlsburg Yes
terday. Ilarrlsburg, Pa., March 7. The object
of the league lu session here Is to urge
certain legislation pertaining to the
liquor interests of the state and oppose
the bill Increasing the license lee of
bottlers from $l!l0 to $1,0U0 and other
meusures pending before the legisla
ture. A platform was adopted urging
that subordinate branches be formed
lu every county und expressing the be
lief that by this union great good will
be accomplished In elevating the retail
liquor tratllc and promoting Its Inter
ests; favoring the broadest plan of
liberty necessary to the full enjoyment
of u personal rights being given to all
classes so long as. the exercise of their
rights Is within the limits of the law
and does not conilict with the lights
of any particular class of persons; de
nouncing monopolies of all kinds as
dangerous to the liberties of the people
as fanaticism; denouncing the keeping
of "speak easies" und asking that
municipal governments, law and order
societies and temperance advocates
unite with the league In abolishing
"this alarming and gigantic evil."
The time and place for the next con
vention was left to the executive com
mittee. It will probably be held ut
Scranton in September. State otllcers
were elected: President, Hiehurd Pat
terson, Philadelphia; ilrst vice presi
dent, P. S. llospenstein, Pittsburg: sec
ond vice president, Jacob Ktzcl, Read
ing: recording secretary, Samuel Moore,
Philadelphia; financial secretary,
Gerald McKernan, Fottsville; treasurer,
J. H. Maloney. Ilarrlsburg: sergeant nt
arms. A. I.. Martin, Scranton; organ
izer, 1'. H. Nolan.
S E E KS E X l L A X A T IOX.
German Consul at New Orleans Inquiring
Into (Ir.-tii.i Outrage.
New Orleans, March 7. The German
Consul here. Count von Meysenberg, has
demanded of the mayor of Gretna the
arrest of all those who participated in
the attack on the German steamer
Markomaunia Saturday, lie also gave
notice that the facta connected with
the outrage would be laid before the
German, ambassador at Washington.
A party of negroes were taken In a
tug over to Gretna yesterday, and under
the protection of the L'nlted States mar
shal, backed by the injunction from the
I'nlt"d States court prohibiting any in
terference with tiie work, unloaded the
steamer Xlagara. The white laborers
nt Gretna are still ugly and will fight
the Injunction against them In the
courts and say that they will not allow
negroes to unload or load vessels In
Gretna, no matter what the cost.
Strikers Will Kcturn to Work.
Pittsburg. March 7. The miners' offi
cials of the Pittsburg district were muc h
pleased this evening by receipt of the In
formation that today the oflWra of the
i.'utsbtirg mines, near Monongahela Cltv,
had agreed to pay the Kl-eent rate de
manded by their IM) men. The strikers
will return to work at once, nnd will
give one-half of the advance seeiired to
the support of others less fortunate.
UlS Ship on lire.
Boston, March ".Fire started on board
of the I'nitiMl States transport Fern dur
ing her trip from Philadelphia to the Pon
ton navy yard, where she nrrlved last
night, nail It wus only by many hours of
hard (Wilting on the part of the ollleers
and crew that tin- Humes were kept Ir nil
tho magazine, where M pounds of pow
der wore stored.
Itig Steamer Ashore.
New York. March ".In coining lip the
bay this morning .luring u fog the North
German I.loyd steamer Havel, from lire
men, vent, ashore. The Havel Is said to
lie In a bad position. At low water her
now below the water murk showed t"ti
feet out of her water. At her stern tliu
propeller was half out of water.
Kphcrt li. Pnttlson, Attorney,
Philadelphia, March 7. Kx-floverr.or
Ttobert K. Paltlson has moved Into his ney
Ww otllees on the seventh Moor of the
Gir.ird Trust company building, at llrim I
and Chestnut struts. .Mr. Pnttlson In
tends to resume the actlvo practice of the
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
A portion of the Columbia dam In the
Susquehanna river has been torn out by
Lawyer G. W. Burkholder has boon held
for trlul nt Lebanon for the alleged em
bezzlement of $i).
Ashland borough council has re-elected
A. L. I.iiubenHeln president of thut body
for the twenty-third year.
Banking Commissioner Gilkeson has ap
pointed W. II. Smith, of Philadelphia, a
bunk examiner under the new act.
There Is a big row at Fusion becnusn the
trolley company upplicd for a liquor li
cense for a summer resort nt Island Park.
William II. Patten, of Allegheny, has
been appointed superintendent of the To
ledo division of 'the Pennsylvania, rail
road. Sixteen loaded ears on the Jersey Cen
tral railroad, at Allentown, were wrecked
In a collision and four oil cars wero
A member of St. Paul's Befnrmed
church, Bethlehem, declines that the re
cent Sunday school trouble (hern was lii
no sense due to the conduct of the church
F.x-l'nlted Stales Senator Harlan, of
Iowa, is a candidate for the Kepiilillran
nomination for governor.
In fenr of being enslaved In Mexico,
twenty-live negroes who recently emi
grated from Georgia, are walking hnck '
"Coxey and Beds" Is the ticket suggest
ed by the Coxey campaign bureau, which
Curl Browne Is running at Musslllon, (.).
To end the suit brought by Killlh It.
Meek, 10. B. Miiwson, lending mull of the
"Cotton King" company, took the poor
debtors' oath at Fall Hlvcr, Mass.
Becutiso there wero not enough car
riages In Baltimore for tho funerals of
Father McCoy and City Councilman
Clark, tho sumo afternoon, that of Chirk
R. II. Hudson, of Coalburg, Ala., who,
with his two sons, killed two ollleers last
summer when they attempted to arrest
one of tho suns, bus surrendered himself,
but tho sons are still fugitives. " ,
HAD THE HEATHEN'S SHARE
Treasurer oF American Missionary
Society Is Under a Cloud.
HIS ACCOUNTS SHOItT $19,000
Inxcbtlgation hy i:pci tAccoiiiitimts He
Mills u Serious State of Af fulrn-lfcv.
Mr. New hold Lived High I'pon
Proceeds of the "I'lutc."
New York, March 7. General Wager
Swayne, president of the American
Church Missionary society, niiide an of
Ihial stuteiiient this afternoon concern
ing the dispensing by that society with
the services of Henry A. Oakley nH
treasurer ar.d 'the Kev. William A. New
bold as assistant treasurer and necre
tary. The ground of the executive commit
tee's aclloii was, as' to each of them, a
separate accountability for moneys with
which the other" was not Involved. Ac
tion was taken only alter repeated and
solicitous conference with i nch of thein,
extending over a considerable period,
and Willi every opportunity and invi
tation to each of them to relieve him
self and the committee from the sor
rowful conclusion to which the com
mit teee must otherwise lie driven by
the facts. After the report of the sub
committee on lliiauoe had been reud. a
written attempt at exculpation on the
part of Mr. Xcwbold was also read
to the committee, and the fact was
disclosed that Mr. Oakley had already
made a partial restitution. F.noiigh re
mained as to each of thein to make the
action taken, lu the Judgment of those
The deficit amounts to some $1!),000.
Clialrnuin of the finance committee,
George C. White, declined to say
whether or not proceedings would .lie
Instituted against the alleged offender.
Salary Overdrawn SI 'J, 000.
Mr. White said the result of the ex
pert's investigation showed that Mr.
Xcwbold had overdrawn from the so
ciety the sum of Jl'.'.lnit) over and above
all due him for salary, and further
more, that moneys received from Inter
ests and other sources to the amount of
about $7,0110 he has failed to credit on
the books, and the checks for the same
were not deposited in the society's hank
account. Mr. Xcwbold has confessed to
four different members of the society
these defalcations, and we also have 'a
letter written by him confessing his
crime and pleading on the score of
past service for leniency, and claiming
that he was obliged to take this money
to support a large and expensive
Mr. Xewbold lives In n fine place nt
Mount Clair, X. J., which he states to
the press he estimates to be worth $25,
000, and also keeps horses nnd carriages.
The house Is mortgaged for about $11,
000, nnd he has expres-vj his willingness
to deed whatever equity Is In It to the
society. He has been secretary for
twenty-six years, and has always been
most Implicitly trusted by the ofllcers
and members of the board. The expert
accountant has ascertained that for
certainly the past ten years, and how
much longer we don't know, he has
been systematically robblnir the sacred
treasury of the society. Treasurer Qak
ley was present at a private meetlnfg
of the board this evening.
M ILL CLOSE THE CANAL.
The Waterway of the Pennsylvania Hull
road Company Is I scless.
Philadelphia. Much 7. The old Penn
sylvania canal, the forerunner of the
present magnificent system of steel
rail.. Is to be abandoned ,y the Penn
sylvania Hallroad company.' The old
waterway, once so serviceable, has out
lived Its usefulness. The gross earnines
for decreased to $s.1.!7;!, a shrinkage
In one year of ?::i.S75. The total deficit
of the company Is f l H0.2 Ml. From year to
year for years tho revenue i.f the canal
has been steadily diminished, until it
finally shows a burdensome loss.
Starting nt Columbia, on the Susque
hanna, the Pennsylvania canal
branches out north nnd northeasterly,
extending to Clark's Ferry, Newton
Hamilton, Northumberland. Xanllcoke
und Lock Haven, penetrating the im
portant Wyoming coal region.
RETURNED I ROM HEAVEN.
A "Sliiikni" Indian Prophet Claims tu
Mine Kissn from the Uend.
Tacomn, Wash., March 7. A meeting
of the "Sliakar" Indians on Squuzln
Island has ended. Many Indians from
various parts of western Washington
attended the gathering. The session
lasted four days.
Jolin Slocuni of the Squazln reserva
tion Is the chief prophet of the new
faith. He claims to have died and
visited Heaven, nnd has been sent buck
to warn good Indians ot their Impend
ing fate. A ghost ibilice concluded the
festivities, floeuni Is working the In
dians Into n great frenzy on religion.
(JERMANY MIST If AY HIM.
Hoffmann, tho I.lho Kim Ivor, Wunts
Money to Testify.
Grand Island. Neb., March 7. Carl
Hoffmann, a survivor of the Kibe
wreck,, hns received a letter from Ger
man Consul lAienz nt Chicago to set a
date for the taking of testimony In re
gard to the sinking of the Kibe oil
Mr. Hoffmann has answered that he
would come to Chicago nt nny time
provided tho traveling expenses for
himself and a legal adviser und his loss
of time were paid.
A YAOUI OUTUR EAK.
fifty llravcs Slay Seven runners und Set
lire to (iruln.
IT;es, Rtnte ot Sonora, Mex., March 7.
A courier has Just arrived here bring
ing news of another outbreult by the
Yaqul Indians. A band of about fifty
hostile braves left their rendezvous In
the mountains and struck the Yaqul
They attacked a number of ranches
and killed seven persons, nmong tho
victims being two women. Large quan
tities of grain were also burned.
UNJUST TO VETERANS.
Peculiarities of tho Cleveland Adminis
tration Pointed Out.
Washington. March 7. According to
a tabulated statement of comparisons
of upproprlatluiia made by the Fifty
third congress as compared with the
aggregate for the Fifty-first and FlCly
second congresses, resepetlvely, the fol
lowing is given. Total appropriations by
tho Fifty-first congress, $'JSS,417,1S3; by
the Fifty-second congress, $1,027,101,574,
nnd by tho Fifty-third congress, $U!I0,
3:iS,C!)l. Mr. Cannon, lor the minority of
the committee on appropriations, says:
"I call attention to the fact that the
appropriations for pensions to the de
fenders of thu republic lu war, und to
their widowti i'lid orphans, by this
congress, under Cleveland, are $42,13,
filtl less than those made by the 'Fifty
second congress the last two yours
under Harrison. This forty-two millions
decrease gives In figures tho tangible
result of nn unfriendly I will go fur
ther and say, unjust administration oT
the pension laws under Cleveland. This
congress has wholy failed to provide
sulllcleiit revenues, while It has in
creased appropriations. In the mean
time the administration hns rejected
every practical effort or the minority to
assist in remedying the evils thut beset
EXTBA SESSION' POSSIBLE.
President Cleveland Will Cull tho New
Congress In Case of u Klin on tho Treas
ury. Washington, March 7. An evening
paper here publishes thu following
statement, ascribing It to a cabinet of
ficer, who Is not nnmed:
"There Is a general assumption that
It Is definitely decided that there will
be no extra sessions. The decision Is
erroneous. The public Is not aware of
the fact that the president nlmost de
cided last Sunday that there should be
nn extra session. The subject was con
sidered by the cabinet. The Immediate
cause was the sundry civil and de
ficiency appropriation bills. The presi
dent was very much disposed to veto
both of them. At one time he had
nearly decided to do It, but he conclud
ed that It would be better to allow the
country to have rest for a time and to
await the progress of events and not
call an extra session now. But If there
shall be a run upon the treasury gold
und the treasury reserve Hhull be de
pleted In spite of the arrangement
which has been made to protect the
gold, the president unquestionably will
convene the next congress.
I.I HUNG VINDICATED.
Given l ull Power to Trent with Japan.
I ll t ll 10 Heforins in His Hands,
London, March 7. A dispatch to the
Times from Tlen-Tsin says,the emperor
of China has completely vindicated LI
Hung Chang from the charges that
were brought against him. He con
fesses that nfter trying others he has
found that LI Hung Chang alone Is
trustworthy. Therefore he grants to
him the fullest powers to treat with
Japan for the restoration of peace.
The rentral government publicly as
sumes the entire responsibility for the
condition of the national defence, which
Is the result of blindness on the pari of
the Chinese to the progress of other na
tions. This action of the emperor places
all future reforms In the hands of LI
Hiroshima, March 7. A dispatch re
ceived here from General Nodzu con
firms the newB that two divisions of
the First Japanese army entered 'Xew
Chwang on .March 4. The Chinese left
1,1100 killed on the field. The Japanese
captured fluo prisoners. Their loss was
206 killed and wounded. A later dis
patch says that nn March 4 10,000
Chinese, under General Lung, ad
vanced upon Taplng-Shang, but were
repulsed by the lire of the Japanese
HE SANTO ON TRIAL.
Arraigned for killing lilcliurJ I.loyd nt
I'ottsvllle, Pa., March 7. Anthony He
Santo, of Mlncrsvllle, was put on trial
this morning before Judge ltechtel for
the murder nf Uichard I.loyd. He Santo
ntablied and killed Lloyd. Lloyd and
another man named Grilliths had gone
to He Santo's house nt a late hour tit
night nnd demanded admittance.
l)e Santo told them to go away, but
they persisted In forcing un enlrnnfe.
l)e Santo then rushed out and stabbed
both men. Lloyd died two days later,
but Glilliths recovered.
HIS DRAIN DRAINED.
An l.cccntrlc Strike I en. lor Successfully
Hrooklyn, March 7. Martin J. Con
nolly, the leader of the late trolley
strikes In Hrooklyn, who had his brain
drained at St. Mary's hospital yester
day, will, the doctors there said this
morning, get well.
They say he was Buffering from nb
cess of the brain during the strike, and
to this Is attributed much of his eccen
tric conduct nt that time.
I n v ers deduced license.
Ilarrlsburg, March 7. The convention of
liquor dealers culled to orgunlso n State
Liquor league began In the opera house
her this morning. Morris Tikulsky, of
New York, a member of the national com
mittee, nnd others liiado speeches. The
convention declares Its opposition to sev
eral bills now before the legislature, and Is
In favor of reduced license fees.
Guest of the Governor.
Ilarrlsburg, March 7. Senator Quay ar
rived In this city this evening and Is the
guest of Governor Hustings. He will
leave for Washington tomorrow and sturt
on a trip to Florida Saturday.
1'nder tho new law tho navy department
will be able to put llvo more ships In com
mission. Hut "six boxes of matches per month"
will be allowed army recruiting parties
Postmaster and Mrs. Hlssell and Sec
retary Lament have gone to New Yoik
for ten days,
Tho cruiser Minneapolis has Joined Ad
miral Meade's licet nt Tiiiildml, and the
gunboat Machlas urtived ait Hong Kong,
It Is said that tho bhnetalllst eonferen-o
differed Us Indorsement for the presidency
of the l'nlted States to Bcnutura Teller
and Cameron before going to Sibley.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES.
President Fail re, of France, has the grip,
French forces have, nulled tho Island of
Nossl-Vey, lying southwest of Madagas
car. Queen Victoria will start for the. con
tinent March 13, traveling Incognito as the
Countess of llalinjml.
Tho story that the Prince ot Naples,
heir to the Italian throne, la la wed Prin
cess Maud ot Wales, has been revived.
THE BAY AT HARRISBURG
Little Opportunity for Strife Duiinfl
OBJECTOR LOW STILL ACTIVE
An Act in luvur of Home Aleut und Poul
try Pusses Second Kcuding-.Mr.
Gobln Opposes Further Kuldn
Ilarrlsburg, Pa., March 7. The senate
met ut 11 o'clock. The following bills
wero Introduced: Ly Mr. Smith, pro
hibiting bicycles, tricycles or other such
vehicles from bolng ridden or propelled
Hy Mr. Gobln, prescribing regulations
under which foreign building mid loan
associations, may do business in this
slate; by Mr. Kennedy, revoking and
annulling ull exclusive lights, fran
chises und privileges of gas ami water
companies In existence prior to the uet
of April 28, 1871, which have since ac
cepted the provisions of said act und Its
supplements, so far us said exclusive
rights, franchises aifd privileges are
conferred by the provisions of said uet;
by Mr. Keefer, appropriating $."i,0DU to
the Henevoleiit Associations Home fur
Children of I'ottsvllle.
The bill amending the act establish
ing the state board of health so as to
Increase the salary of the board's sec
retary from $2,000 to $:i,000, and striking
out the limitation of $1,000 providing
for the yearly expenses of the board,
was opposed by Senator Gobln, who
declared he was tired of hearing It as
serted that men In the employ of the
state were not sulllclently well paid.
He thought It unfair, in view of the
executive's recent warning, that the
legislature should continue Increasing
salaries and creating new ofllces.
Mr. Snyder defended the bill, but
Anally agreed to the postponement for
Ilindncss In the House.
Among the bills read In place in the
house were the following: I!y Mr. Cul
bertson, of Allegheny, the senatorial
apportionment bill of ISM: by Mr. Coch
rane, of Armstrong, levying a tax of
16 cents on each barrel of malt liquor
manufactured or brewed In Pennsylva
nia. The net to prevent trespassing upon
lands owned or occupied for the pur
pose of the cultivation and preserva
tion of game und tish wus defeated.
The only bill passed finally was that
requiring assessors who make returns
of births and deaths to make allidavlt
before the clerk of the orphan's court,
and allowing said clerk 'M cents for
each certllleate issued.
The committee on rules presented a
resolution eallng for evening sessions,
hereafter the order of business being:
Tuesday evening, bills on third reading;
Wednesday and Thursday evening,
bills on second reading. The resolu
tion was udopted and took effect this
A bill repealing the act of 1S9S, which
provided that a marriage might be
solemnized In nny other county than
the county. In w hich the license was is
sued, was defeated, and the bill amend
ing tho same law and requiring the per
son solemnizing the marriage to make
returns to the olllee from which the li
cense was issued was passed.
Hie Workhouse Hill.
An Important bill authorizing the
erection ot workhouses in the several
counties of the commonwealth, was
passed without opposition.
The bill abolishing jury commission
ers and providing that the duties de
volving upon them shall hereafter be
performed by county commissioners,
was debated at some length by Mr. Tal
bot, Chester, who advocated Its pus
sage, and Mr. Merrick, Tioga, Mr. Few,
Philadelphia, and Mr. Harvey, Luzerne,
who opposed It. The bill was defeated
on a call of the ayes und nays by a vote
! of 2 to 4.1.
An net to regulate the food supplies
of the charitable Institutions of the
state passed second reading. The net
provides that no meat or poultry shall
be purchased for these Institutions un
less the slaughter Is done within the
llmlta.of the stale. Amendments to In
clude butter, eggs and Vegetables were
Postofflco lieclslon Makes Their lso
Grounds for Prosecii'lon.
Washington, March 7. Assistant At
torney General Thomas, of the post
olllee department, has made nn Import
ant ruling In regard to so-called "news
paper laws." Mr. Thomas decides that
a publisher who makes a demand for
payment of subscription to his paper
through the malls, accompanying the
demand with a threat of enforcing It
by the use of these pretended laws, may
be prosecuted for attempting to obtain
money under false pretenses, provided
he knows that these laws have no ex
istence as laws or ns Judicial decisions.
Tho so-called laws referred to are
those often promulgated by some news
papers to the effect that subscriptions
to a paper cannot be stopped until full
payment of arrearage has been made
and Unit a publisher may prosecute In
criminal action a subscriber who re
fuses to take his paper from the office,
not having paid full arrearage, or a
subscriber who takes a paper and re
fuses to pay for It. Th'ese rules, the
assistant attorney general says, have
no existence under the law.
SHOOTS A PASSER.UY.
Woman In Cincinnati Kills a l'cdcstrinn
In n Most Peculiar Manner.
Cincinnati, Murrh 7. A most pecu
liar homicide occurred In front of James
Martin's residence In Da It on avenue In
the west end of the city today. Herman
Wessyln, a. varnlsher In a furniture
factory, was on his way to work, when
without warning, a pistol bull entered
his chest, passed through his heart
and ho fell unconscious before Mr. Mar
tin's home. The story of the shooting,
as told by Mrs. Martin, Is that she was
making up their folding bed in the
lower front room, nnd took the revolver
from under the pillow and placed It
on the mantelpiece. Just ns she did
so she heard a pistol shot, but did not
know it was the one she was handling.
Her husband, ' rushed In from . tha
back room to nsk about it and they
found it was their pistol, and also found
the hole where the ball went through
the wall. The police question the ac
curacy of itho story of the shooting,
though there Is nothing to show any
thing but an accident bo far as the
victim is concerned. Mr. Martin came
here from Chuttanooga.
Tendered Last Kvcuing by tho Y. M. C. A.
A number of prominent citizens wero
serenaded by the members of the Young
Men's Christian Association Glee club
last evening. The singers first paid a
visit to Kev. Charles K. Kobiusun, L.
l., who Is confined tu his bed by Ill
ness, afterward serenudlng Uev. James
McLeod, Mrs. Thomas Dickson, Kev.
Warren (. Partridge und Kev. W. H.
Peuree, 1). 1)., being well received at
During the evening a vlBlt was also
paid to the rooms of thu Young Women's
Christian association, where a reception
was held In honor of Miss Macurdy, the
retiring secretary. The excellent selec
tions given by fie club were highly
appreciated by the large audience, and
the singers were specially thanked by
Colonel Hippie for the compliment paid
to Miss Macurdy.
AFTER THE FLOOD.
Kcpnlriiig the Itrokcn Water .Main, and
Getting tho Wutcr Out of tho Cellars.
Fstlmutes of tho Dumuge Another
Water pipe lircuks.
Curiosity impelled droves of unem
ployed citizens to the scene of the Hood
on Wyoming avenue and Spruce street
The water was stopped at 3.45 a. m.
by shutting off the mains leading to the
city. Keys at different points had to
be turned. As soon as the flow ceased
the wuter was pumped out of O'Hrlen's
barber shop. The cellar of Fur Dealer
liolz contained five feet of Adam's ale
and It had risen three feet in the base
ment of all the cellars In the block on
Spruce street, and along AA7yomlng ave
nue It penetrated Into nearly all of the
bnsements through the coal holes In the
O'Brien's loss is alleged to be $1,500;
about $1.2110 worth of furs were spoiled
in Holz's cellar. Mr. Uolz is in New
York at the funeral of a relative and
when he returns he will be able to say
what his loss is. Jenkins & Morris,
milliners, are damaged about t'SW.
Schank, the shoe man, Christian, the
hatter, and Proprietor Jacobus, of the
lirunswlck, approximate their indi
vidual losses at about $500.
On Wyoming avenue the damage has
not been so great, and yesterday the
different trades people had not com
pleted an inventory of the ruined goods.
The water entered the cellar of every
building as far down as the Third Na
tional bank. The broken pipes were re
About 3 o'clock yesterday morning a
pipe burst in the wholesale store of
Jones & Spruks, on Lackawanna ave
nue, doing damage to the extent of $200.
Columbian Club Delighted a I.nrgc Audi
ence at Calvary Reformed Chapel.
A successful concert was given by the
members of the Columbian Mandolin,
HanJo and Guitar club at the Calvary
Reformed chapel last night. A large
audience was delighted with the mas
terly manner in which the numerous
numbers were given. The artists com
prised K. W. Neubarer, A. K. Morse,
H. A. Hall, and Daniel Jones, mando
lins; P. F. McLaughlin and Kdgar Da
vies, banjos: C. H. Hall, William C.
Cadugan and Leverne B. Lyons, gui
tars; W. II. Stanton, cornet; Miss Anna
von Konecny, elocutionist; Miss Lida
Garagan, soprano; Miss Maine Jordan,
contralto; N. Croft, tenor; It. W. Neu
bauer, bussn, and Miss G. A. Hazlett,
The concert was held in aid of the
building of the new Calvary church edi
fice, and at the conclusion refresh
ments were served, the guests being In
vited to accept the dainty cups nnd
saucers as a memento of the pleasant
MYSTERY NOT SOLVED.
Kclntivcsof WircSuy They Will Bo In the
Vndertnken A. H. Raub received a
telegram last night from relatives of
Atwood W. Wire, who was run over
by a Delaware, Lackawanna nnd West
ern train on Wednesday night at the
Notch. The dispatch contains no in
structions and does not come from Mrs.
Wire, the mother. It simply stated
thnt representatives will be In the city
this morning. '
Clergymen of the city, called at Mr.
Raub's establishment yesterday to
make personal inquires about tho case.
They said thnt they had read of the
matter In The Tribune nnd were anx
ious to write letters of condolence to
the sorrowful mother. They were all
Impressed with the Christian spirit
manifested in the maternal letters as
well ns the breathings of anxiety and
love which were bo prominent,
HONOR YOUR PARENTS.
That Was What l ather Dc lloia I rr;cd
Young Men to Do.
The duty that children owe to their
parents was tho subject of tho sermon
of the mission nt St. lVter's cathedral
lust night. The speaker was Rev. Fa
ther De Haza, and his theme was clear
ly and forcibly eloquent.
Hoys should honor their parents by
word nnd action. They should con
tribute to their support, and by keep
ing the commandments of God enkindle
a love that will make a parent's heart
Joyful. Those' boys who cruelly treat
their weak and ugil parents must not
forget that God's arm Is alwnys strong.
Tho curse of God will alwnys follow an
Father De Huzn urged the young men
to obey their parents If they are living
and pray for them If they are dead.
Strlko Order Obeyed.
PlttBburg, March 7. Reports received
at tho miners' headquarters today Indi
cate that tho strlko order has been very
generally obeyed throughout the Pittsburg
district. Very few of tho mines are In
operation toduy. Thus far the operators
have taken no decisive uet Ion in the mat
ter, llinkley's Head mown Off.
Reading, Pa,, March 7. Henry Hlnkley,
a fanner near Prlneetown, this morning
blow off his 'head with a shotgun. No
cause Is known.
For eastern Pennsylvania, showers, fol
lowed by. clearing weather.
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