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tSCllANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY ' NORNING, MAY 8, 1895.
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QUAY COUNTY IS ASSURED
The Senator from Heaver Has Un
listed in the Movement.
THIS MAKES PASSAGE SUKB.
Advocates of tho 11(11 'Expect to
Put It Through Next W eok-l'liins
of the Opposition-Work In
louse and Semite-.
Special to the Srrunton Trlhtino.
IIiirrlslniiK. May 7. Quay county Is
assured. The friends of the new eounty
movement have finally enlisted Sena
tor Quay In their cause. This means
the a!RKe of the Mil and the approval
by Governor HiiKttiiKS. Senator Quay
has apix-aled to his Republican friends
In the house to vote for the bill out of
justice 'to the people of ithat section of
Luzerne and Schuylkill counties out
of which It Is proposed to create the
new county. The advocates of the bill
will call the measure up next week and
put It through on llnal passaKe. They
claim to have more than enough votes.
The lobby of the capltol haa been
crowded 'the past two day with
Schuylkill county Republican politi
cians opposing the bill. A caucus of
the opposition was held this evening to
outline a plan of action when the bill is
Work of tho Scnnrc.
The senate met at 10.30 this mornlnff.
Several senate bills of minor Import
ance passed finally. These house bills
passed finally unamended, and wore
sent to the governor: Amending the
marriage, license act; validating the ex
ercises of franchises of corporations
whose charters have expired; abolish
ing arraignment In courts of oyer and
terminer, except where the charge Is
murder; relating to official newspaper
advertising in cities of the second class.
The bill authorizing tho manufactur
ers of malt or brewed liquors to sell
their own product to licensed dealers
only upon payment Into the county
treasury of $1,000 annually, was defeat
edyeas, 20; nays, 8; less than a consti
tutional majority voting for It.
These house bills passed finally -with
amendments, and were returned to the
house for concurrence: Authorizing
cities, boroughs and townships to ap
propriate money for Memorial Day ser
vices; changing the time and manner
of making the registry of voters and the
duties of registry assessors; authoriz
ing street passenger railway companies
to enter into contracts with traction or
motor power companies for the lease,
sale or operation of their property ami
franchises; authorizing the election of
a town clerk for three years and fixing
his duties and compensation; establish
ing a state board of veterinary medical
examiners: defining the power of city
assessors In cities of the third class and
constituting a Ward of revision oTTax'es
Pcpnty Auditor General Hill Defeated.
The house met at 10 o'clock this
morning, and Immediately began the
consideration of the calendar of bills
on third reading. When the sena.te bill
creating the office of deputy auditor
general came up on a special order. Mr.
Snively, of Franklin, moved to amend
so that the chief clerk In the depart
ment may be deputized' to act as audi
tor general. The amendment was de
feated and the vote on the final pass
age of the bill was taken up. and the
bill was defeated yeas. 6!); nays, 96.
The house bill creating a state board
of undertakers In cities of the first,
second and third classes was defeated
on final passage yeas, 99; nays, 20; less
than a constitutional majority.
The sena'te bill authorizing traction
or motor power companies to enter Into
contract with each other for he sale,
lease and operation of their respective
property and franchlsps, passed finally
unamended yeas, List; nays. 1.1. An
other important trolley bill was also
passed finally as amended. It was sen
ate bill authorizing traction or motor
power companies and street passenger
railway companies owning, leasing,
controlling or operating different lines
of street railways to operate all of said
lines as a general system, and to lay
out such new routes or circuits over the
whole or any part of any street or
Ptret occupied by such different com
panies, and to run cars thereon for such
distances and In such directions as will,
In the opinion of the operating com
pany, best accommodate public travel.
Prize l ight Hill Knocked Out.
The senate bill to prohibit prize fight
ing and to regulate boxing with gloves
was vigorously opposed. It was
amended In commltttee of the whole to
provide that the penalty for prize fight
ing shall be 11,000 Instead of $100, and
the Imprisonment two years instead of
three months; and that the gloves shall
be eight ounces Instead of six, and the
rounds four Instead of six. Those op
posed to the bill contender! that it
would legalize prizefighting. Messrs.
Fow and Salllnger-made speeches In
favor of the bill on the ground that It
was necessary to protect the legitimate
athletic assoclaltlons of Philadelphia.
The bill was defeated on final passage
yeas, 47; nays, WS.
The house refused to concur In tho
senate amendments to the Kearns bill
permitting electric railways to carry
the, United States malls, and a confer
ence committee will be requested.
These bills passed finally: Authoriz
ing county commissioners to appoint a
county solicitor, fixing his compensa
tion and prescribe the terms and duties
of the solicitor. Making It unlawful
for any turnpike road company to col
lect toll for travel over such road on
which stone over two Inches In diame
ter Is used for macadamizing; permit
ting disabled soldiers to canvass for or
solicit orders and deliver goods with
out being owners of the same.
In the house this afternoon among
the bills passed finally was the one to
prohibit mining and manufacturers
companies from carrying on what nre
known as "company stores." The bill
relating to the uso of oil and other
products for Illuminating purposes in
anthracite mines was amendeed by add
ing "bituminous mines," and then laid
G AH MET IS HANGED.
The Lebanon Wlfo-Murjorcr slowly
' Stranglol to Death. . '. ,
Lebanon, Pa., May 7. The hanging of
Charles Garrett for the murder of his
wife, Louise, took place here this morn
ing without particular Incident. Oar-
rett walked to the gallows (Irmly and
took his poult Inn on the scaffold without
saying a word, lie exhibited most re
markable nervo and coolness and
seemed to defy Justice to do her worst.
The drop fell at 11.11. The noose was
not well adjusted and the murderer's
neck did not break.. He slowly stran
gled to death, and It was seventeen
minutes after the drop fell before life
was pronounced ex t loot. Illood gushed
from his nose and mouth. It was a
sickening lght. tiarrett's father took
Immediate charge of the remains.
OUR SHIPS AT cm: FOO.
Admirnl Carpenter's l icet Will l'loat In
Washington, May 7. Cablegrams re
ceived at the navy department this
morning from Admiral Carpenter's
fleet Indicated that the United States
will be well represented nt Chu Voo by
the end of this week, especially If any
complications arise over the ratifica
tion of the treaty.
If occasion arises which will warrant
Admiral Carpenter, lie will have five
of his best shiis nt Che Foo by the end
of this week.
THE FLK CONTROVERSY.
Disputes Which llcgnn n Yenr Ago llnvc
Reached a Crisis Circular from the
Haltlmore, May 7. Tho controversy
which began n year ago In the order of
Kills has reached a crisis. Grand IOx
alted Killer Kdwln H. Hay gave to tho
United Press a copy of an official circu
lar which will be forwarded to and read
In all the lodges of the United States, In
which It is stated that "any subordin
ate lodge or lodges refusing allegiance
to the grand lodge, defying its author
ity, attempting or claiming to exercise
the right nnd functions of Elks by
virtue of any pretended authority from
any other power or body, shall be
deemed guilty of treason to this grand
The occasion for the pronunclamento
is the proposed meeting of a self-constituted
body of KIks to be held In Huffn
lo, N. Y., May 20. .Mr. May vigorously
refuses to contennnce the meeting or Its
purposes, and adds that it could ac
complish nothing more than to keep
alive the controversy which began over
the Jamestown-Atlantic City meetings
last June. He deplores the attempt to
banish the old order, turn down Its
landmarks, forsake Its history, blot out
Its dearest memories and forget Its
founders and Its traditions. AH lodges
that have elected a delegate to go to
Buffalo are requested to reconsider
their action and reaffirm allegiance to
the grand lodge, which will meet in an
nual session at Atlantic City, N. J.,
The grand exalted ruler quotes sec
tion 13 of the constitution, which says
that any body unlawfully assuming to
be the grand lodge of Benevolent Pro
tective Order of KIks shall be suspend
ed from membemhlp In tbt grand
lodge, and significantly adds that
while the order exists Its laws must
CLOUDBURST IN NEW YORK.
Urcnt Damage Done hy the Storm Along
Cnnadnlga I. like.
Itochester, N. Y., May 7. Reports of
a terrific cloudburst were received to
night from the southern part of On
tario county. It has been Impossible
to get details, as the telephone and
telegraph connections with Naples,
Middlesex and South Hrlstol have been
cut off. The storm was the worst In
years. The bed of tho railroads from
Middlesex to Naples Is washed out most
of the way. Fields have been furrowed
and the small streams have been trans
formed Into rivers.
The freight house at Russvllle, lit Is
reported, has been struck by lightning,
completely destroying It. Great dam
age has been done telegraph and tele
phone wires. The full extent of the
damage cannot be learned at the pres
ent writing. (Jreat damage has been
done along Cnnandalgua lake, both to
vineyards and to cottages.
Firemen nnd Orcnscrs Strike.
Jollet, III., May 7. Firemen, laborers
ami greasers to the number of 3'Ki, em
ployed at tho Illinois Steel company s
mills, have struck for nn advance In their
wanes of from 25 to fit) per cent. Tho
strike of these men made It Impossible to
continue running the mills, and they were
closed down at midnight, throwing 1,500
men out of employment.
Revolution Hon I p.
Washington. May 7. The government
has been aware since Saturday Inst that a
revolution has broken out hn Kcuador, and
tho United Stntes steamer Hanger was
ordered from Huena Ventura to Ksmer-
alda, Kcuador, and has probably arrived
Accident on tho Pennsylvania.
Lancaster, Pa., May 7. F.nglne i:tl3, on
the Pennsylvania railroad this afternoon
ran Into the rear of train drawn by engine
1112 near Leman Place, wrecking the ca
boose and eight of tho cots of the for
ward train. Nobody wns hurt, Uoth
trains were freight.
STATU SNAP SHOTS.
The forest fires In the western part of
the state continue, destroying much valu
Compulsory education will necessitate
the erection of several new school houses
Charles and Henry Delaney, two of the
men conneoted with the blind pool expose,
have been convicted of conspiracy at
President K. 1). Warfleld, of Lafayette
college, tomorrow makes an address be
fore the students of Albright Institute,
A committee of Wllllamsport citizens
will try to devise plans for securing the
money to carry out Major Kaymond's
Hood protection plans.
A true bill was found against Poor Di
rector Jacob Day, charged with a felon
ious assault upon the wire of an employe
of the almshouse at Pottsvllle.
Harry Thatcher, a student at Lehigh
university, was seriously Injured by an
explosion of sulphuric and ocetlo acid
while experimenting In the laboratory.
An execution was placed In the hands
of Sheriff Woll yesterday against Good
man Mros. for nearly $5,000. The firm
has grocery stores In Pottsvulle and Ma
K. J. Erlsmnn. grand patrlnrch of the
grand encampment of .Pennsylvania, and
one of the most prominent Odd Fellows
In the state, fell down a flight of stairs
at a store yesterday, fracturing his skull
and receiving fatal Injuries. Mr. Elis
man Is 63 years old. Krisninn died late
this evening. For many years he was a
merchant In this city. )
JAPAN WILL ACCEPT CASH
Ami Will Relinquish Claims I'non
TO KCCEIVR I'll'TY MILLION
In Consequence of Increased Indemnity
and Kiisslmi Interference Japan
Will lAucunto Chinese Terri
toryTreaty of Pence Hut if led.
London, May 7. The Times today
says that It Is reported thut In consid
eration of Japan's abandonment of the
Llao-Timg Peninsula she will receive
an Additional Indemnity of $."i0.00o,000.
Che Foo, May 7. Count I to, pies!
dent of the Japanese council of minis.
tors, arrived here today In order to li
present at the exchange of the ratifi
cations of Hie treaty of peace.
Hong Kong, May 7. Five thousand
troops have fUnrtcd from Canton for
thrt Island! of Formosa In order to sup
press the anticipated opposition of the
lilack Flngs to the occupation of the
island by the Japanese, according to
the terms of tho peace treaty. Many
of the troops nre unreliable, and may
Join the Itlack Flags.
St. Petersburg, May 7. The following
extracts from Jtusrlnn newspapers will
give am Idea of the feeling In Hussla
regarding the latest developments in
the far Knst. Commenting on Japan's
acquiescence to the representations of
the power, the Journal commends
"Japan's wise decision."
The Novoe Vremya considers Jnnan's
reply to the powers to be an equivocal
one, and says that It leaves the pend
ing question open.
The Novostl admits the pneific effect
of Japan's concessions, but Insists that
the Japanese occupation of a portion
of the Chinese mainland must not be
The Orashdanln warns Hussla to con
solidate her position In the far East,
claiming that Japun will never forgive
her for her diplomatic defeat.
The Svlet regards Russia's diplomatic
triumph as a great defeat for Great
The Hourse Gazette advocates the
three powers, Hussla, France and Ger
many, becoming the guarantee for
China's paying the Increased indemnity
in consideration of Japan's forthwith
evacuating Chinese territory.
Paris, May 7. The press, generally
speaking, Is satisfied with the course
Japan has adopted In regard to the re
monstrances of the powers ns to the
terms of the treaty of peace with Chlnn.
There are, however, a few dissenting
voices. The Lanterne, for Instance,
says: "W'e shall be the dupes of Hussla
unless the agreement of the three pow
ers also applies to a settlement of the
Egyptian question and Russia returns
on the banks of the Nile the service
she has Just received from us."
TRAGEDY AT AVON D ALL,
Charles Itnlnnd Pursues Ills Wife with a
Revolver nnd Shoots Her.
Media, Pa., May 7. The residents of
the quiet little village of Avondale, near
here, were startled Inst evening by the
spectacle of a woman fleeing nlong the
streets screaming murder and pursued
by a man who was firing at her with a
revolver. The woman was 'Mrs. Charles
Roland and her pursuer wns her hus
band. Roland fired five times at his
wife, and one bullet passed through
her head. When the womun fell' Ro
land escaped and lias not yet been ar
rested. Roland's wife is a servant In the
household of a gentleman at Avondale,
and Roland has been separated from
her for some time. He called upon her
last night, and It Is supposed that they
had a quarrel, nnd then, when he drew
the revolver and began firing, the wo
man lied until she was struck by a
bullet. Mrs. Roland Is not expected to
COCKRAN'S NUW AMBITION.
Wants to Represent nil Irish District in
the British Parliament.
New York, May 7. W. Rourke Cock
ran, It Is said, has an ambition to be a
member of parliament. He Is now In
Ireland and recent advices indicate that
his newest hope Is soon to be realized
and that twelve months will see him
campaigning through some borough
district of the country of his birth, and
shrewd guessers predict that the divi
sion of the voters will be overwhelm
ingly in his favor.
Some of the big Tammany men were
last night Inclined to doubt Cockran's
ability to win a place In Irish politics.
One man thought that Croker's Influ
ence might be potent In a matter of the
kind and that he would seek to defeat
Cockran If he ran for office. Others,
however, thought he would not carry
his enmity this far. Mr. Cockran, If
chosen, will be a MeCarthylte.
COLUMBIA GUTS $l,KM),OiM.
A Splendid Gift from Its President, Soth
New York, May 7. At the monthly
meeting of the trustees of Columbia
cnlllege held today It was announced
that President Seth Low hnd given 1,
000.000 to build a new library.
This gift was supplemented by one
from William C. Schermerhorn, chair
man of the hoard of trustees, who gave
$,'1,000,000 to build the natural science
building. Mr. Low said that he wished
the library building to be a memorial
of his father, the late Ablel Abbott
HOME BANK INSECURE.
Aged Widow Uohhod of llor Hoard of
$l,:i()0, Largely In Hold.
CooperBvllle, Mich.,-.May 7. Burglars
entered the residence of Mrs. Oscar Al
len, an aged widow, during her absence
Saturday evening, and secured $1,300 In
gold and bank notes, $1G0 In negotiable
notes and some silverware.
Mrs. Allen did not believe In banks.
GOLD AND SILVER RUMORS.
The Syndlcnto Purchasing Story Is
Denied hy Smelters.
Denver, May 7. The rumor that a
syndicate Is buying up gold In Colorado
Is denied by smelter men. "The report
Is erroneous," said ex-Governor Grant,
of the Omaha and Grant smelter. "We
are shipping our bullion to New York,
and have been doing so for a month or
more, because we get 65 cents per 1,000
premium on gold bars in New York
Mr. Grant expressed himself as
strongly of the opinion that no gold
syndicate was operating In the west.
The low express rates are pointed nut as
one of the agencies that have caused
the receipts of the Denver mint to fall
off f.0 per cent, within tho last sixty
A well-Informed express agent est!
mates that 8!i per cent, of the silver pro
duction of Colorado Is going to San
Francisco on account of the demand
occasioned by the war between China
and Japan. The San Francisco quoin
tlons have ruled one-quarter to two
thirds of a cent more than New York
quotations for three or four months
paHt. The express rates have been
practically cut In two by the hard times
and close competition In business. One
express company In eight days recently
shipped $220,000 In bars out of Denver.
MRS. LEASE IN THE DEAL.
She Is 'Charged with Having Collected
Hokum Milengo Money.
Topeka, Kan., May 7. Governor P!. N.
Morrill was not arrested today as was
promised yesterday by Attorneys Jo
soph Waters nnd Frank Herald, on the
charge of obtaining money from the,
state treasury under false pretenses,
They say this evening, however, that it
will bo done tomorrow without a doubt,
anil give as the reason for failure to
have a warrant served today that the
governor's absence from the city made
It Impracticable. The governor re
turned from his home at Hiawatha this
He had heard of his threatened nrrest,
but Insisted that the vouchers by which
It Is claimed he drew the money from
the statu treasury without warrant of
law, nre nil right, nnd he committed no
crime when he signed them. It Is re
ported tonight that similar charges will
be filed against ,Mrs. M. K. Lease, who,
it Is said, while on the state board of
charities, drew money from tho state
for mileage for a trip which she never
One Mnndrcd and I leventh Annual
(lathering nt Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 7. The one hun
dred anil eleventh annual convention of
the Protestant Episcopal diocese of
Pennsylvania began today in St. Luke's
church, a large number of delegates
being In attendance. The opening ser
mon was delivered by Rev. Francis
Rurgess, rector of the church of St.
Asaph, Rala. The celebration of the
holy communion followed. Hlshop
Whltaker was the celebrant.
The .bishop formally called the con
vention to order. In his annual ad
dress, Bishop Whltaker ndvocated a
proposed plan for the more efficient
carrying out of diocesan missions by
the appointment of a presbytery, who
shall be archdeacon of the diocese and
have the direction of all missions.
THE CUBAN CONFLICT.
Insurgents Attack tho Vlll.igo of Crlsto
nnd llurn Dnlldings.
Santiago DeCuba, May 7. A party of
Insurgents attacked the village of
Crlsto, twelve miles from this city,
and burned n number of buildings in
the place. A train sent with troops
to relieve the villagers was stopped by
the insurgents nnd in the fight that fol
lowed the captain In command of the
troops wns wounded.
General Martinez Campos started for
Guantanamo at 7 o'clock this morn
ing. Manuel Fuentes, the Cuban corre
spondent of the New York World, who
was arrested on the charge of having
aided the insurgents, has been released
from prison, but has been ordered to
leave the Island.
REVOLT OF AN INDIAN MAIDEN
Pretty Uosn Whltcfaco Will Ask the Presi
dent to Prevent Her Marriage.
Wichita, Kns., May 7. Rosa White
face, a pretty young girl, pupil of the
Caddo Indian school, has been sold by
her father to her sister's husband for l'i
ponies. Her purchaser Is 70 years old
and has other wives. Rosa is only 1",
and Is horrified nt her Impending fate.
Citizens of Kl Reno will send Rosa to
Washington, where she will make a
personal nppeal to President Cleveland
to sa ve her.
The girl's fnther Is Inexorable, and
her aged lover insists upon the contract
being carried out.
Will Kuco on the Hudson.
New York, May 7. At a meeting toddy
of tho committee appointed to select a
course and date for the race between the
bout clubs of t'olunililn, Cornell and the
University of Pennsylvania, It was decid
ed to hold the race In the Hudson river nt
Poughkenpsle on June 21. Tho course will
be a triangular one.
Hark County Conventions.
Rending, Pa., May 7. Tho Democratic
judicial convention today nominated
Judge J. N. Krmentrout for president
Judge of Rerks county. Tho Republican
convention, which will convene In tho
course of a few weeks, may make no nom
ination and Indorse the Democratic nom
inee. FOREIGN NEWS FLASHES.
Ex-Tremler William K. Qlndstono se
verely condemns the action of the sultan
for the Armenian affear.
Popo Leo will Issue a letter prnislng
tho Kplscopnl Church of Canada for Its
seal In promoting Catholic schools.
Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, has
refused to accept the resignation of Count
Knlnoky as Imperial minister of foreign
Tho return of ex-Member of Parlia
ment Janes Spencer l.tiilfour to Englnml
from Argentine, where he was a fugitive,
created great excitement at Southampton
when he landed.
The navy department has ordered the
cruisers New York nnd Columbia to tnkn
part In German's naval demonstration at
Kiel beginning on June 10.
Supremo' Justice Brewer has rendered
a decision In the highest trlbunnl, reject
ing the claim of the Catholic. Hlshop of
Nesgually to 40 acres of land adjoining
the town of Vancouver, Wash. It Is held
that tho hlshop Is entitled to possession
of only so much land as tho church and
the mission buildings occupy.
Long and undisputed possession Is ten
points of the law, or a valid title, so far as
twenty-flvo property owners In Ban Jose,
Cul., are concerned, according to a de
cision of the United States supreme court
yesterday In the suit of Jane M. Tenll
and others, of New -York, to' oust the
possessors by means of an ancient title.
Seven Hundred Steel Workers on the
ATTACK MILL COMPANY'S GATE
Sharp llnt'lo llctwecn Police and Strikers
in Which Many Are Injured Twcn-ty-Klght
of the Hinglcnd
crs Are Arrested.
Chicago, May 7. About seven hun
dred of the two thousand strikers at the
plant or the Illinois "Steel company to
night attacked the gate to the com
pany's enclosure at Eighty-sixth and
Green Day streets, and In a struggle
with the police several were Injured.
The police, nlhough greatly outnum
bered, used their clubs to good purpose,
and, notwithstanding the onslaught of
the infuriated men, they more than held
their own. In a short time they had
scattered the crowd. Tho police sent
for reinforcements, and In hulf an hour
100 officers were on the scene. Twenty
eight of the ringleaders, mostly Ro
tiemians and Poles, were placed under
In both scrimmages eight policemen
nnd a number of strikers wore hurt, but
none seriously, a heavy guard was
placed about the works tonight, and de
tachments of police placed on duty In
every portion of the town. No further
trouble occurred up to midnight. The
strikers have been employed by the
company less than a month.
Three weeks ago the wage schedule
wns reduced from $2.10 a day to $1.00,
nnd the old men left. Their places were
taken by nn Importation of Hungarians
and Poles, who have been operating the
furnaces since the middle of April.
They have been meeting recently, and
have decided that they were working
too hard and too long for loo little
Strikers Receive a Taste of Martial
Rluefieli, W. Va., May 7. The strik
ers got a taste of martial law this after
noon. A crowd of 200 Poeohantns
miners were held up at No. 1 tunnel on
their way to the meeting at 2.30 p. m.
by a detail of eleven of the Lynchburg
home guards under the commnnd of
Lieutenant Seabury. They were told
they could not go by without a pass,
and Major Simons refused tho pass.
Lawless and his followers who were
expecting the crowd are enraged be
cause they were not allowed to attend
the meeting. Quite nn excitement
prevailed for an hour or two. The prin
cipal meeting of the day was between
the two tunnels, close to the state line,
though safely on the West Virginia
FIRM YIELDS TO WORKERS.
Amalgamated Association Wins a Victory
Pittsburg, May 7. The Amalgamated
association olllclnls nre greatly elated
today over the receipt of signatures of
tho management of the Sllgo works to
the wage scale. The firm concedes the
demands of the workers in all depart
ments of the mill, and work will re
sume nt once, giving employment to
about -loo men.
This is the third victory of the kind
within the past twenty-four hours for
the Amalgamated association, nnd It Is
thought possible that the strike may
not extend much further.
FURNACE MEN STRIKE.
Twclvo Hundred Men Quit Work nt
Chicago. May ' 7. Twelve hundred
men employed! in the blast furnace de
partment of the Illinois Steel Company
mills, at South Chicago, quit work this
morning. Two furnaces nre shut down
0 4 a result and the sti liters expect that
they have sympathizers enough to
spread the disaffection to other depart
ments. Two years ngo the men claim they
were being paid $2.10 a day for work
that they now do In twelve hours for
DYNAMITE FIEND'S WORK.
An Attempt Is Made to DcmolNh Peter
Cranford. N. J.. May 7. Peter Pat
ten's new hotel nt Fanwood was par
tially destroyed by dynamite at 4
o'clock this morning. Holes were dug
on each side of the arch supporting he
building nnd a cartridge with n fuse
attached placed Inside. The earth was
replaced nnd the fuse lighted. The ef
fect of the explosion was to tear away
most of the weatherboards from the
house and to break nil the windows in
the hotel. Ln.nillord Patten and his
wife, the only oecupnnts, were unhurt.
Tile theory is that the outrage was
commlrted by a jinloun rival of Patten,
who failed to get a license In Fanwood.
NO WINE FOR FAIR JUDGES.
Tho W. C. T. I'. Hunts I p n l.nw Against
New York, May 7. Wine and wine
Jellies nre to be excluded hereafter from
the exhibits and thep remlum lists at
the fairs of the Queens County Agricul
The Woman's Chrlstinn Temperance
union of the county found there was a
law against such exhibits nnd called
altentlon to the Inconsistency of offer
ing premiums for proscribed articles,
which were tasted by the judges also
in violation of the law.
HUMAN STORAGE BATTERY.
Mniy nirchnll. of Henderson, Credited
with Marvelous Powers. .
Henderson, N. Y., May 7. The latest
wonder here Is an electrical girl, Mary
Rlrchall, who lives with her parents in
a dilapidated frame house on the lake
shore. One of her many alleged feats
Is that of transmitting a current of
electricity to a sewing machine nnd a
grindstone, causing them to run at any
desired rate of speed. All the family
sewing Is performed on an old-fash
ioned affair driven from an electric cutr
ren from the girl's finger tips, while
the edgerl tools of the farm are sharp
ened on a grindstone revolved by the
same form. She can light up a dark
room at her will by her presence.
The most marvelous thing, however,
about the feat Is that human eyes have
not been nble to see where the light
comes from. When producing the phe
nomena she seems to he chnrgiil with
all the electric energy of u live wire,
and It is extremely dangerous for a tier
son to touch her. The atmosphere that
surrounds her nt such times repels and
thus has saved many from Injury. A
large shepherd dog owned by the fam
ily rubbed his nose against her when
she was 'transmitting force, to tho
grindstone and received a shock that
stretched him lifeless. In illuminating
the cow stable one night a vivacious
heifer kicked the girl on the hand. In
stantly the nnimal experl"nced a
shock that paralyzed a limb, anil, not
recovering afterward, It was killed by
55eko Harris, who lives over nt Six
Town Point, en mo over to Investigate
the case the other day. He asserted his
willingness to undergo the torments of
the girl's power. He took hold of her
nnd at once began to experience shocks.
He did not withstand the ordeal long,
and at the end of a few seconds he was
MYSTERY IS rLEABlXC.
Decomposed ftody f ound Nearly a Month
Ago in u Dickson City Culvert Is Sup
posed telle That of Micliucl Cluney, of ,
Shamokin Ills I trot her Visits the
Coroner J. A. Kelley received a visit
from I. J. Clancy, of Luzerne street,
yesterday morning, who believes that
the man whose decomposed body was
found a month ago hi a culvert near the
Jermyn breaker, in Dickson City, was
his brother, .Michael Clancy, of Sha
mokin.. The first Inttmutlon Mr. Clancy
received that the (b ad man was related
to him was on Monday. It had been
generally supposed that the corpse was
that of a Hungarian. He received the
following extract from an article In a
"There is some belief entertained In
this city that the unknown man found
murdesfd In the Dickson City culvert
may have been Michael Clancy, of Rig
Mountain, who so mysteriously disap
peared last December. This man had
been In trouble last fall, and he went to
Dropred Out nt Slht.
After he had been there for some time
he sent for his wife and four children.
One day ho took his little boy out for a
walk7"and coming to the Rridge street
crossing of the Delaware and Hudson
railroad he hurried across In front of nn
approaching train, leaving his boy on
the other side. When the train got past
the father was gone, and from that day
to this the family had watched fnr his
coming heme. The wife and children
returned to Uig .Mountain a short time
The coroner directed his visitor to go
to the establishment of Undertaker
Jones, of Olyphnnt.innd see if thr dea l
mam's clothes, which nre kept there,
could be recognized as those of his
brother. He Identified the clothes as
those his brother wore the last time he
saw him. Undertaker Jones Informed
Mr. Clancy that in the pockets had
been found a large peculiarly shaped
clasp knife, this Inscription being on
the blade: "Hickory Swamp, Shamo
Identified the Knife.
The weapon is now ,n possession of
County Detective Lcyshon. Mr. Clancy
stated that his brother had a knife an
swering a similar description, and he
believes from all the evidence In the
case that the dead man was his brother.
He has nut taken any steps yet to
exhume the remains from the Olyplmnt
cemetery, where tho body has been In
terred among the unknown dead. The
wife and four children of the deceased
live In Shamokin.
CLOUD SUDDENLY APPEARS.
Ohio Town Visited hy a Storm That
Covers Little Territory.
New Huston. O., lay ". Yesterday
the sun was shining brightly, with no
Indication of rain, when suddenly a
cloud descended. It became more dense
and black ns it came toward the earth,
when suddenly, just as it seemed to al
most touch the tree tops. )t hurst and
torrents of water flooded the village.
Kvery trace of the storm save the gul
leys washed by the water was dissipat
ed In five minutes and the entire pro
gress of the phenomenon did not cover
more than half an hour. The space cov
ered by the cloudburst wns not more
than a quarter of a mile in diameter.
Strike Declared Off.
New York, May 7.-The strike of the
color piixcrs and printers employed In
the wall paper factories controlled by the
National Wall Paper company has been
declared off. iTho men wanted eleven
months employment guaranteed them In
each yenr. Instead of this Ihe employe
agreed to pay them one-half wages when
ever the factories were shut down.
Harvard May Play I'oot Itnll.
Rostoti, May 7.J The foot ball question
at Harvard Is settled at Inst. The fac
ulty of the college voted nt Its meeting
yesterday not to prohibit any student
from plnylng foot ball. This places the
foot ball situation Just where It was some
months ngo, before they voted to stop
Washington, May ?. Secretary flreshnm
continues to Improve and was resting
GLEANED FROM THE WIRES.
KX-Oovernor Robert Stockton Oreen, of
New Jersey, died lit Klizaheth yesterday.
After a quarrel nt Selma, Ala., Slliis Lee
murdered an unknown woman and killed
In attempting to nllght from n trnin In
New York, C. M. Iledstock, of Chicago,
III., fell nnd was cut to pieces.
About 20,0110 people will petition Presi
dent Cleveland to pardon Van leuven, the
ex-pension attorney, now dying In the
penitentiary near Webster City, la.
Tho report that John R. McLean, of the
Cincinnati lOnqiilrer, had purchased the
New York Morning Journal Is denied by
the business manager of the latter.
In a struggle to arrest James Taylor at
Little Hock, Ark., Ed Rohanner and David
Echols and Taylor himself, wero nil killed.
An unsuccessful attempt was made at
Waterbury, Conn., to wreck an express
train on tho New York and Now England
For eastern Pennsylvania, showers in
the early morning, followed by fuir;
cooler; southerly winds, becoming variable.
Our May Sale
Wo call nttention lo the following
special numbers in GOW'XS
A Tucked loke Muslin
At 60c. each
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric Gown, DSc,
Former price, $1.2$
Empire, Square Keck,
Gown, si. 15,
lieccnt price, $1.50
"The Fedora" Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
recent price, $1.65
Skirts in great variety.
The Umbrella Skirts,
With Lace and Em
$1.75 to $7.50 each.
Specials in Children's Gowns Draw
ers and Umlerwaists. Also
Children's Gingham Dresses ontl
Boys' Galatea and Pique Kilts. Ex
amine the (joods and you will appre
ciate their value.
510 AND 512IACKA. AYERUE.
H. a. Kingsbury
THE VERY BEST
513 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTOW, PA.
For the Youth, the Boy, the Man, fliell
Feet. Our Shoes mnko us busy, '
114 and 110 Wyoming ave,
Wholesalo and retail.
A Beautiful line of
Also a Fine Line of
In Sterling Silver. Dor
flinger's Cut Glass, and
Porcelain Clocks at
408 Spruce Stre"u