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SETBACK TO PATRIOTISM
House Refuses to Puss the Landis
Bill In Original Porm.
DEBATES OP MOUSING SESSION
Tho Andrews Bill Killed by a Very
Dcol.slvo Voto-Judge Gordon llxoa-cratod-Illlls
Paused by Vu
and Mentis Committee.
Spoolnl to the Brrnnton Tribune.
HaiTlRburjr, Mny 8. The patriotic so
cieties received their first set-back 'to
day In the house by the refusal of that
body to pass finally the Landis bill In
Its original form. The measure as It
passed the senate required school
boards to purchase out of the public
funds flags mude of American bunt
ItiK. by American worklntnen, out of
Amer.can wool and displayed on the
school houses In their respective dis
tricts on staffs of American timber.
The bill was amended so as to make Is
permissive and then laid aside for
The sentiment of the house seems to
be against the bill and its friends are
fearful they cannot muster enough
votes to put It through the flnnl stage.
There was a large representation of
officials and members of the Patriotic
Order Sons of America Rnd other patri
otic societies on the floor during the
proceedings. The bill will come up
next week for final passage.
Almost the entire morning sessioi.
was consumed In debating on this Mil.
It was on the calendar among the sen
ate bills for third leading and was
taken up soon after the opening of the
session. The country members object
ed to the proposition In Us original
form on the ground that It would im
pose a heavy expense upon the school
districts In the purchase of flags. Rep
resentative Spangler and Focht were
the only advocates of the bill. Numer
ous amendment were offered to the
measure, but only those making It per
missive were adopted.
The Andrews' bill requiring railroads
In Crawford county to build fences
along the line of their roads In that
county was killed on final passage by
a very decisive vote. This measure has
been before the legislature at every
session since 1S87. Only once it was
passed and then it was vetoed by Gov
ernor Pattlson. Its friends will en
deavor to have it reconsidered and
make another fight to pass it.
Judge Gordon Kxoncroted.
Chairman Niles reported from the
general judiciary committee a state
ment of Its action on the petition of
James W. M. Newlln, of Philadelphia,
charging Judge Gordon with holding
secret court In violation of the bill of
rights, and asking that Impeachment
proceedings be instituted against the
justice. The committee completely ex
onerates Judge Gordon and dismisses
the petition with the recommendation
that all reference to it bo expunged
from the Legislative Record. The re
port was unanimously concurred In.
The ways and means committee re
ported out these bills with a negative
recommendation: Reducing the retail
liquor license fees in cities and bor
oughs; authorizing the assessment and
collection of taxes for local purposes on
real estate of railroads, canals, tele
phone, pipe line and telegraph com
panies; reducing theatrical license fees
In cities of the first and second class;
taxing aliens; making It the duty of re
corder of deeds to record and return
legal instruments within ninety days;
authorizing veteran soldiers and sailors
to bring suit for unpaid bounty In coun
ty or township; abolishing natural co
lateral Inheritance tax on bequests by
wills to hospitals that are deprived of
state aid by the constitution.
Chairman Rlter stated that the ways
and means committee had deferred ac
tion on the Cochrane bill taxing brew
ers 24 cents a barrel for all beer brewed
or sold In the state out of courtesy to
several members who were unable to be
present last evening, when the commit
tee had the measure under considera
tion. The bill imposing a four mill tax
on state and national bank stock, the
same as Is Imposed upon other moneyed
capital In the hands of Individual citi
zens, was favorably reported.
The order of business In the house to
day was the consideration of senate
bills on third reading. Much time was
lost In useless debate. The Woods wa
ter works bill, compelling municipali
ties to buy out existing water plants
either by condemnation proceedings or
by agreement before they put up plants
of their own, was taken up at the after
noon sesslo ' ind discussed at great
length. There Is strong opposition to
the measure and the debate was de
Governor Hastings this afternoon ap
proved the "Greater Pittsburg" bill.
The Pittsburg members of the senate
and house gave a banquet tonight to
members of the legislature and state
officials In honor of the governor's ap
proval of the Greater Pittsburg bill.
CASl'ER THOMAS IS FREE.
Jury Find That He Stnhbod Young llnycs
In Self Defonso.
Bloomsburg, Pa., May 8. In the case
of Casper Thomas, who stabbed and
killed Walter Hayes on the night of
April 11, the grand jury has failed to
find a true bill. Mr. Thomas, who. Is 69
years old, was discharged.
In self defense he stabbed Hayes, a
young base ball player, and the latter
bled to death.
MAY'S SAD SUICIDE.
An Aged Man Hangs Himself to Ills Dead
Hazleton, Pa,, May 8. Christian
May, aged 73, escaped from the county
home last night and entering the ceme
tery at this place adjusted a rope
around his wife's monument and
May was at one time quite wealthy,
but met with financial reverses some
CHURCH HOUSE NAMED.
Work of Convention of Episcopal Dlocoso
Philadelphia, May 8. The devotional
services which preceded the regular
session of the annual convention of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Penn
sylvania today were brief, and the gath
ering was enabled to get down to busl-
ncss pomptly. The report of Rev. T.
William Davidson, secretary of tho
board of missions, recommended that
$V,000 be raised for missionary work by
the convocation In the diocese during
the current year. There wus consider
able debate over the selection of a name
for a diocesan house, which Is now be
ing erected In Philadelphia, and the
convention finally decided that the title
shall be The Church House of the Dio
cese of Philadelphia.
The convention also decided that two
clergymen and three laymen, with tho
bishop and treasurer of the diocese,
shall be tho custodians of the church
Strikers at Chicago Steel Mills Are Hold
Chicago, May 8. The strikers who
were arrested last night while making
a rioitous demonstration at the gate of
the Illinois Steel company, were ar
raigned In court today, and eight of
them were bound over In JS00 bail to
answer at court, and the other fourteen
It has been quiet today at the works.
ROSS.lluiSES A BOW.
He Claims That an Assastu's Wow Has
Keen Dealt Him and That ustuinlson
London, May 8. An extraordinary
scene occurred In the house of commons
today, which, for a few minutes, creat
ed great commotion. The house was
debating the bill offered by Edmund
Knox, member for West Cavanaugh, to
repeal Mr. Balfour's coercion act. John
Morley, chief secretary for Ireland, had
Just concluded his speech when O' Don
ovan Rossa, who had occupied a seat
In the strangers' gallery, rose to his
feet and. In a loud voice, said: "An
assassin's blow has been dealt to me In
this house, and a stain put upon my
A number of officials hurriedly seized
Rossa, and, amid great excitement, he
was forcible ejected from the chamber,
when he had finished the first sentence
of what was evidently Intended to be
an extended harangue. Itossa wrs con
ducted outside the chamber and for
bidden to re-enter the house. It Is
plain that he Intended to make a speech
In resentment of several uncompliment
ary Illusions to him In the earlier part
of the debate.
O'Donovan Rossa said this evening:
"It was my Intention to address the
house of commons in reference to a
letter from IMr. Labouchere to an in
dividual In America repeating the as
sertion that I received money from the
English government. I was not sur
prised ait my expulsion; In fact, I should
not have been much surprised If I had
HER CORSET TOOK FIRE.
Was Made of Celluloid, and Sophia Marsh
Had a Nnrrow Escape from Death.
New York, May 8. The clothing of
Sophia Marsh, 21 years old, a servant in
the family of Dr. Frederick Weygandt,
of 645 Bedford avenue, Williamsburgh,
caught fire from a stove last Friday.
Dr. Weygandt wrapped a sheet around
her, but could not put out the fire on
account of a celluloid corset, which
He called his wife and they put the
girl In a tub of water In the bathroom.
She was badly burned, but It is said she
Man Applies for Work and When Kef used
I.cnps t'ndera Trnin.
Cleveland, O., May 8. At Colllnwood,
a suburb, today an unknown man ap
plied to the yard foreman of the Lnke
Shore and Michigan Southern railroad
for employment. On being Informed
there was no work for him, he ex
claimed: "My God, Is there nothing a man can
do to live? If not I can at least die."
A moment later he sang out: "Good
bye, boys," and threw himself under a
passing train and was cut to pieces.
Striking for a Knlse.
Sharon, Pa., May 8. Twelve hundred
furnacemen are now out, the Sharpnvllle
furnace employes having Joined the strike
this morning. The manufacturers of tho
Sharon furnace today made an advance In
wages of 20 to 25 per cent. It Is expected
by the end of the week over 3,000 furnace
men In the Mahoning and Shenango val
leys will be granted a similar advance.
Employes of the Halley foundry struck to
day for a 20-cent raise. The employes of
the Sharon Clay Manufacturing company
and American Steel works have asked for
a 10 and 20-cent advance.
Ex-Governor Weston Dead.
Manchester, N. H., May 8. Ex-Governor
James A. Weston died this morning. Kx
Governor Weston was born in this city
Aug. 27, 1827. In politics Mr. Weston wag
always a Democrat and was the first Dem
ocratic mayor of this city. In 1862, serv
ing throe terms.
The A. P. A. Session.
Mtwaukee, Wis., May 8. The first ses
sion of the seventh meeting of the su
preme council of the American Protective
association was called to order at 10.30 a.
m. today In Liberty hall by Supreme Pres
Alleged "Strangler" Escapes.
Denver, May 8. At 3 o'clock this after
noon the case of Richard Demady, the al
leged "strangler," was given to the Jury.
Tho Jury brought In a verdict of "not
guilty" at 8 o'clock this evening.
STATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
By the bursting of an emery wheel
Thomas McCrea was killed at Pittsburg.
Bull Keller, confined In the Pottsvllle
Jail, charged with burglary, attempted'
Fifteen-year-old Jennie Strunk fell from
a tree Into the canal at Sunbury and was
Poor Director Day, of Schuylkill county,
has been Indicted for assaulting the wife
of the almshouse baker.
Representatives of the Union and Hol
land Presbyterian churches, at Pittsburg,
agree to favor consolidation.
George W. Cormeny, of Lancaster, died
from the cffectB of Injuries received by be
ing struck by a nozzle while working at a
John White, aged 12 years, tossed a
lighted match into an oil can at Pittsburg,
and was killed by the explosion that fol
lowed. Governor Hastings will entertain the As
sociation of Johnstown Correspondents at
Harrlsburg May SO, the sixth anniversary
of the big flood.
The McKeesport Bridge company, with
a capital of $1,000, and the Mllllln Bridge
company, capitalized at $5,000, wero grant
ed state charters yesterday.
BIG FIRE IN A SWEATSHOP
Six Persons Probably Fatally Burned
by Gasoline Explosion. ,
HEROIC CONDUCT OP RESCUERS
Gasoline Stovo on tho Third Floor Kx
plodes and Ignites cWlilng of the
"Sweaters" The Injuries of the
Victims Aro I'robiibly Fatal.
Baltimore, Md., May 8. Six persons
were probably fatally burned by the
explosion of a gasoline stove and the
fire which followed In a sweat shop at
1424 East Pratt street, this evening. The
explosion occurred In the third story of
the building, and the burning fluid Hew
In all directions, igniting the clothing
of the Inmates and the garments upon
Which they were at work.
But for the heroic ronduc,t of a col
ored teamster Samuel Morris who
heard the frenzied appeals for help, five
of the unfortunates would not have
been taken alive from the gurret. Mor
ris rushed upstairs and found the door
of the sweat shop securely locked. He
reached the veranda In front of the sec
ond story windows and called to the
panic stricken Inmates of the third
story to Jump. One woman had already
leaped from the third story window to
the street, her clothing In flames. She
was saved from Instant death by Tom
McOuigan, whose outstretched arms
broke her fall.
MorrU caught two others In his arms,
smothered tho llames In which they
were enveloped and carried them to the
sidewalk. He then ran upstairs again,
kicked open the door and hauled out
the prostrate forms of two men and a
woman. The Injured persons were
quickly removed to the Baltimore Uni
Injuries Aro Probably ratal.
The victims were all alive at a late
hour tonight, but Dr. Glerlng said he
did not expect any of them to recover.
Around the hospital crowds of the
friends of the Injured were assembled
all the evening, inquiring anxiously af
ter the condition of each.
The Injured are: Sarah Sllberman,
aged 1!, burned on breast and shoul
ders; Silla Sllberman, an older sister,
legs burned and Internally Injured; Sam
Sllberman, aged 17, burned about upper
part of body; Motile Slsks, 22, arms and
abdomen burned; Marcus Korn, 40. face,
chest and legs burned; Abraham Sllber
man, the father of the first named vic
tims, slightly burned and Injured by
SXAKES IN A COW.
Rcmarkahlo Kcsult of a Post-Mortcm
Examlnntlon-Thirty-Two Killod While
Severn! Escape. '
New Castle. Ta., May 8. 'Nicholas
Grudner, a Weil-known and prosperous'
farmer of near Portersvllle, Butler
county, twelve miles from here, was In
the city this morning and told the fol
lowing remarkable story which Is
vouched for by reliable people. He said
that seven days ago a valuable cow be
longing to the family was missing, and
that yesterday the animal was found
dead, lying among the cranberry bushes
In the swamp. A veterinary surgeon
named Portner happened along about
that time and said he had a curiosity to
know the cause of the animal's death.
He proceeded to hold a post-mortem on
the body. While he was at work a four
foot black snake crawled from the
mouth of the dead cow and succeeded
In escaping In the underbrush.
The doctor was considerably startled,
but he proceeded with his work and
when he had reached the stomach he
was horrified to find that It was fairly
alive with little black snakes from 6 to
8 Inches In length. , Thirty-two of the
reptiles were slaughtered and a few
escaped. It Is now supposed that tho
mother snake In some manner crawled
into the Interior of the cow while he
was eating, and that the little snakes
which are known to find refuge In the
Interior of the old one, followed.
SETTLED OUT OF COURT.
Delia Hcrshflctd to Secure a Divorce and
Helena, Mont., May 8. Delia Hersh
fleld, the former cashier In a dry goods
store who married Aaron Hershfleld,
the rich banker, Is to get the snug sum
of $.10,000 because he was enticed away
from her, and Is to get rid of her un
willing and somewhat aged hu.sband,
Mrs. Hershfleld's suit against her hus
band's brother, Lewis H. Hershfleld,
tho banker, and the latter's wife, for
damages In alienating the affections of
her husband, was brought to trial this
morning In the district court. The
morning was spent In trying to secure
a Jury. After recess a consultation was
held between the attorneys, In which
L. II. Hershfleld took part.
At Us concluslonSenator Carter asked
to have the case continued . for two
weeks, and added that there was little
probability of It being tried, an agree
ment having been reached. The court
granted the continuance and the jury
was discharged. The terms of the set
tlement are $30,000 and consent of Aaron
Hershfleld to a divorce. When the dam
age case Is again reached It will bcdls
mlsscd. Aaron Hershfleld 'is now In
INVENTS A COMPASS.
New York Electrician Would Prevent
Collisions at Sen.
New York, May 8. J. P. O'nrlen, a
New York electrician, is negotiating
with the navy department about a com
pass which he has Invented which, he
says, will avert all danger of collisions
at sea. Senator Hill has given him
financial aid. Mr. O'Brien says:
"The compass Is about 2V4 Inches In
diameter and 3 Inches high. Under the
needle Is a strip of metal. Beneath the
face of the compass Is a saucer In which
a chemfcal Is placed. The whole is con
nected electrically with an enlarged
horseshoe magnet ten feet long, made
of soft Iron bars. The poles of the mag
net are connected by wire with the
ship's dynamo, thus giving us the elec
trical power. The moment a ship en
ters the magnetic field of the vessel
which carries my compass, which I cal
culate at six miles, the needle of the
compass Is deflected In the direction of
that ship. In turning It passes over the
metal plate on the face, and as It does
so It closes an electric circuit which
seta the alarm bells ringing, telling of
the approach of the other vessel. I ex
perimented In the bay two weeks ago
with , tho magnet and It worked-perfectly.
I shall soon experiment on
some craft furnished by the navy de
partment. , ,
PIRATES LOOT A KRIG.
Board a Dutch esnol and Murder tho
Captnin Off tho Morocco Coast.
Tangier, Morocco, May 8. The Dutch
brig Anna, becalmed off the RlfTlan
coast, was boarded by pirates. The
crew was overpowered, the captain was
killed, tho mate -was wounded, and the
brig looted. A breeze springing up Inter
thn brig finally escaped and was towed
to Gibraltar, where the captain's body
was burled. The Germnn cruiser Alex
nndrlnc Is here to. support tho demands
of the German minister, Count von Tat
timbuch, for the punishment of the mur
derers of" a German named H. Rock
ftfoph, near Salfl.
The warship landed twelve marines
at Safll with arms and ammunition.
The Moorish governor protested when
they forced their way to the German
minister's encampment. Great excite
ment prevails. The murderers are not
yet arrested. Morocco City is still be
leaguered. Many rebels have been
WANTED HAMSTEAIPS PARK.
A Greedy Individual Attempts to Fcneo in
a Portion of tho Lawn-Town Officials
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Ilallstead, May 8. Considerable ex
citement was created on Monday morn
ing by a party who attempted to erect
a wire fence around some of the land
on' the bank of the river, to which he
claimed to have secured a title.
All of said bank ns well as the rest of
the land situated on the river bank
having been used ns a public park for
upward of seventy-five years Is claimed
by the borough as borough property.
The workmen had made but little
headway with the fence when the
waves of Indignation arose from good
people and borough authorities. The
posts wero cut down and the fence was
tumbled down the bank by the burgess
and his assistants. The workmen took
their tools and remaining wire and
went their way.
But Immediately afterward the
would-be owner of said grounds ar
rived on the scene of conflict with new
posts and more wire. He at once, with
his help, proceeded to fencing. The
posts were soon In position and the
wire would have been ditto, had not
Mayor Dubois and Policeman Flem
mlng appeared with rille and axe.
A lively Bcene followed, and fence No.
2 shared the fate of Its predecessor and
was likewise tumbled down the bank
to mingle with the waters of the Sus
quehanna. A brief war of words ended
the second scene. Quiet was soon re
gained and peace reigned supreme un
til Wednesday morning.
When our citizens arose to proceed
with the scenes of the day they were
shocked to discover that the beautiful
green on the disputed tract had. In the
night, been mutilated with a plow, and
later some boxes with rubbish were
dumped thereon. The sod has been re
placed and every law-abiding and public-spirited
citizen hopes that the fool
ishness Is ended and that right will
DISPENSARY LAW ILLEGAL.
Decision of I'nitcd States Court Causes
Excitement in South Carolina.
C.).umbla, S. C, May 8. In tho Unit
ed States circuit court today a deci
sion was rendered In the test enses of
the state registration and election law
nnd the dispensary law, and both were
declared by the court to be illegal.
Tho entire state Is In a foment to
night over the decision of the United
States court and no one Hecms able to
give any Idea as to what may bo the
probable results. The governor as
serts that he will not call the legisla
ture together to re-enact a new law
and the dispensary system has been
Orders for liquor are being given In
all directions. A constable claiming
full knowledge of the mandate of the
court has already made a seizure of
liquor In violation thereof.
ROYAL ARCANUM MEETS.
Seventh Biennial Session of Grand Coun
cil at Heading.
Reading, Ta., May 8. The seventh
blennal session of the grand council
of the Royal Arcanum of Pennsylvania
opened here today. About 250 delegates
are present, many of the latter being
accompanied by their wives. Grand
Regent E. D. Doollttle, presided.
Tho address of welcome was delivered
by D. H. WIngert and was responded
to by Grand Orator C. E. Cornelius, of
Insurgents righting In Cuhn.
Santiago De Cuba, May 8. A band of
Insurgonts has been attacked by the gov
ernment troops six miles from this place.
The railway trestles on tho Songo branch
have been cut and traffic la stopped.
Mrs. Pnrncll Improves.
Bordontown, N. J., May 8. Mrs. Tar
nell continues to Improve rapidly. Her
physician Bald today that she would re
cover unless somo unforseen complica
Government officials of Manitoba are
trying to compromise the school question
In private conference.
Tho Hornshoffs, of Bristol, R. I., have
put In a bid to build six torpedo boats
for the Spanish government.
The pardon of Harry Peatherstone, a
notorious robber, by Governor Altgeld,
caused a sensation in Chicago. ,
Executors of the first Fair will won a
victory at 'Frisco by securing a hearing
on It before the so-called pencil will.
A bill to prevent hotels or any public re
sorts from discriminating against colored
people passed the New York assembly.
For agreeing to get a divorce from
Aaron Hershfleld, the rich Helena (Mont.)
banker, Delia, Horshfield, his young wife,
will receive $30,000.
To save W. H. Benson from going to
Jail for stealing $205 from her, Mrs. Wll
helmlna Albers, of Brooklyn, married him
Just before the trial, but ho was found
' On the ground of defective application,
Judge Brown, of the federal supreme
court, refused to order Collls P. Hunt
ington's removal to California for .trial
for Issuing a pass.
JAPAN'S PROBABLE COURSE
Eastern Dispntshcs Regarding Liao
Tung Are Doubted at Washington.
IT0S REPORTED RESIGNATION
Tho Count May Withdraw from tho
Cuhinct of tho Emperor Domestic
Security Will Ro Endan
gered by a Buckdown.
Washington, May 8. AH advices re
ceived here continue to throw doubt
upon thn statements made by Eur
opean newspapers as to Japan having
backed down nt the last moment and
modified the provisions of the treaty
entered Into with China. The conflict
of statements Is absolutely lrreconclli
able. Unolllclal advlcps, but which are
regarded as entirely trustworthy, re
ceived from Japan give the definite
terms of peace agreed upon ly the
plenipotentiaries on the pnrt of China
and Japan at Hhomonosekl a month
ago, Just ns heretofore puhllxhed.
Thn permanent occupation of Man
churia, upon which Japan at first In
sisted, was abandoned before the treaty
was signed, and Japan also consented
to reduction In the amount of the war
indemnity. As stated In tho United
Press dispatches several days ago,
Japan has agreed to make certain con
cessions regarding her control of the
Llao-Tung Peninsula, but that she has
ngreed to renounce all control over this
territory Is disbelieved, notwithstand
ing the dispatches from Europe and the
There Is said to be a probability that
Count I to may resign ns the hond of
the tmperor's cabinet as a resul.t of tho
moderate concessions heretofore re
potted. An abslute backdown on the
put of Japan would endaiiRer the
domestic security of the empire.
It Is hoped that final nnd authorita
tive Information ns to the exact terms
of the peace conditions ratified at Che
Foo today will be received by tonight
or tomorrw mrnlng.
DOWN ON BICYCLES.
Lectures Young People for Looking at
Them, nnd They Do It Again.
Babylon Depot, L. I., May S. Kev.
George Adams, of the Babylon Method
Is church, surprised the ynunff lady
members of thn Sunday school Sunday
by reprimanding them for leaving the
church the previous Sunday before tho
services closed to look nt the hundred
bicyclers who passed through the vil
lage on their century run. He declared
that the village street was no place for
Christians to gather Sunday afternoon
to watch wheelmen, and said he hoped
they would never do the like again.
The young people remained quiet until
tho service closed and then went in a
body to where they could obtain a view
of the wheelmen as they passed.
It Is generally thought the pastor will
speak with greater severity to the
young people. ' The latter do not ap
pear to be squelched, and declare they
will leave the Sunday school again If
YOUNG WARRIORS FOILED.
Amorican Hoys Who Started to Erce Cura
Drought Home In Disgrace.
New York, May 8. On tho Ward
line steamship Seneca, which arrived
today from Havana, were Gordon
Thomns nnd Travers Harman, students
at the University of Virginia, who went
to Cuba to join the Insurgents. They
left New York on the Yumurl on April
2", and were hardly outside Sandy Hook
when their parents telegraphed to the
state department asking to have them
When the Yumurl renched Havana
she was boarded by a file of Spanish
soldiers and Mr. Dale, the United States
consular representative. Both boys
were kept prisoners on tho steamship
until transferred to the Seneca. Neither
set foot on Cuban soil.
D1SCR I M I N ATI XG CLER K.
Conspires with nn Kloplng Couple, but
Checks Love's Young Dream.
Terre Haute, Ind., May 8. Miss Mary
McLlnden and William Nutt, of Oreen
cnstle, eloped and came to hls city,
where they were married this morning.
Miss McLlnden said her parents! ob
jected to the marriage.
Samuel Klley, a middle-aged farmer,
with Ella Mountjoy, 16 years old, drove
to this city from Marshall, 111., today to
be married, but the county clerk re
fused to Issue a license.
The couple left saying they would go,
to some other county In search of a
clerk who would overlook the would-be
KILLED IN THE MINE.
A Fatal Accident Drought to Light By a
Klttannlng, Tn., May 8. Two broth
ers named Hawk, who lived In a Rh.anty
near Madison, with two other men,
went Into the mine with them on Satur
day morning to work. The brothers
did not come out In the afternoon, and
that night one of their companions
dreamed that they had been killed.
Ho descended Into tho mine Sunday
afternoon nnd found that his dream
was true. Under a great pile of fallen
slate he found the brothers, one dead
and the other Just expiring. Tho latter
died soon after being brought out. He
had been under the slate for nearly
twenty- four hours.
ACTRESSES WITHOUT MONEY.
Say They Will Reach New York It They
Have to Walk.
Pittsburg, May 8. .Marie Worthlng
ton and Fannie Hassel, two well
dressed actresses, caled at the office of
the department of charities and asked
for transportation to New York. The
superintendent said he wns not au
thorized to issue the tickets.
The young ladles, after weeplnff, said
they would get to New York if they had
to walk every step of the way. The
company they were with disbanded at
Marietta, O. .
WILL MAKE RAMI) TIME.
Michigan Man's Invention for Transport
ing the marts.
Ionia, Mich., May 8. After a half
dozen years of experimenting A. B.
Crell, of this city, has perfected a model
of a postal car which will attain a speed
of 200 miles an hour, and Is designed by
the inventor to carry mall between the
principal cities' of the country. This
car is to be thirty-three feet long and to
run on a steel elevated track eighteen
feet above the ground, and It Is estimat
ed that the rond will cost $10,000 a mile.
The car Is provided with an apparatus
for picking up and throwing off mall,
so arranged that It will work automatic
ally. The model Is provided with thirty-four
apartments, and carrying out
the scale of the model the bags to be
dropped In eneh place will be capable
of holding 10,000 letters.
Under thn patentee's Idea power
houses can be supplied at Intervals of
200 miles, and the electric current, suffi
cient to make the entire run between
New York and Chicago, mny be gener
ated from the waste power at Niagara
falls. It Is so nrranged that the opera
tor In the central electric station will
always know the location of the car.
Ex-Postmaster General 'Risscll, who has
been shown a working model of thn de
vice, has Indorsed it, as have many
scientists. Mr. Crell's model weighs
nearly 1,300 pounds. Hn is to give an
exhibition of It on a thousand-foot track
within the next month.
NO MERCY "FOR CHASE.
President Clovclnnd UcfiiMCs to Intcrfcro
with tho Cnso of the ICJltorof the Wash
Washington, May 8. On the 23d of
last March W. Calvin Chase, a promin
ent colored Republican politician of
Washington, editor of a newspaper do
voted to thn Interests of the colored
people, known as the Washington iieo,
was convicted In thn courts of the dis
trict of criminal libel nnd sentenced to
ninety days Imprisonment. The com
plainant In the case was C. K. J. Tay
lor, a colored Democrat from Kansas,
whom the president had appointed to
the responsible olllco of recorder of
deeds at Washington City, to succeed
B. K. Bruce. Application be
ing made to Mr. Cleveland to extend
executive clemency to Chase, the fol
lowing endorsement was today placed
upon the papers:
Executive Mansion, May 8.
It Is conceded that this convict ma
liciously published an outrageous libel
In a newspaper whlrh he controlled anil
used In this instance, at least, as a dirty
weapon to satisfy his personal rage and
This crime Is a most detestable orle.
It has become so common and Is so seldom
punished that 1 cannot recite executive
clemency in the cafe here presented with
the duty 1 owe to decent Journalism, thi
peace of society nml the protection of
those constantly subjected to libelous at
tack. Grover Cleveland.
DEATH FROM ONIONS.
Child's Fatal Indulgence In the Vegetable
nt Jeffcrsom Mle, Ind.
Jeffersonvllle, Ind., May 8. As a re
sult of overindulgence In onions pur
chased from a huckster Herman Wil
son, aged 8 years, died last night, and
Elmer Wilson and Paul Minder, two
other children, nry lying it tho point
of death. During the day tin- children
purchased several bunches of onions
and procuring somo salt ate voracious
ly. Almost Immediately they were
The physicians think that poison of
some kind must have become mixed
with the vegetables. Leonard Friend
nnd others residing in that vicinity
wero taken violently sick after eating
onions a few days ago, but have recov
ered. LOVE SPURS TO MURDER.
Two Attempts of Husbands to Slay Their
New York, May 8. Two tragedies, re
sulting from marital unhnpplness,
marred the day In Greater New York.
Early this morning Thomos Hopper, a
waiter, cut his wife's throat with n ra
zor, but she Is not likely to die. Hopper,
who was spurred to his act by Jealousy,
was locked up.
In Brooklyn Gottlieb Meyer phot at
his wife, from whom he had separated,
and then put a bullet Into his own
brain. One bullet grazed Mrs. Meyer's
arm, but the others went wild. She
says he tried to shoot her four years
ago, but was prevented.
TEXAS' TREASURY IS EMPTY.
Tho Great Srnte Owes llnlf a Million and
llns No Money.
Austin, Tex., May 8. The treasury of
the rich state of Texas Is empty. The
passnge of thn general appropriation
bill by the recent legislature made the
state liable at once for $fil 4,000. To pay
this amount there was only $100,000.
The bill became effective yesterday,
and within six hours every cent of the
$100,000 In the treasury was taken out.
There Is now a shortage of $514,000.
Treasurer Wortham says It will be
January before the state will be on a
cash basis again.
WAD'NG AT MIDNIGHT.
Dnllct Girls Indulge iu rnsensonahlo
Mirth nt l.ogansport, Ind.
Lognnsport, Ind., May 8. Eddie Foy
closed his season here Snturdny night,
with "Oft tho Earth." After the per
formance the ballet girls went wading
In the Wabash river at midnight nnd
became so 'hilarious that tho police cor
ralled a score or more nnd took them
All wero finally discharged upon
promise to go to bed.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES.
Tho cholera epidemic In and about
Odessa Is said to be Increasing rapidly.
Servla Is rapidly Hearing bankruptcy In
heir helsdless extravagance court fes
tivities being given on a wild nnd un
Secretary Grosham has refused to In
terfere to save from punishment In Ha
waii John A. Bowler, who, the secretary
declares, hus lost his American citizen
ship. The Primitive Methodist conference nt
Dudley, Eng., formally expelled from tho
ministry Kev. Jonathnn Bell, the betmyor
of Emily Hull, who died In a Detroit hos
pital. Because of suspicions of collusion be
tween complainant husband nnd co-respondent.
Justice Jenno, ot London, again
adjourned the case of John R. Rogers,
who wants divorce fromn Minnie Palmer,
the actress, charged with intimacy with
Sir William Rose.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; pre
ceded by showers in the early morning;
southerly winds. '
Our May Sale
Wc call attention to the followlnj
special numbers in GOWNS
A Tucked Yoke Muslin
At C9c. cacl
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric down, 08c,
Former price, $1.2S
Empire, Square Keck,
Kecent price, $1.5C
"The Fedora" Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
$1.10, recent price, $1.G3
Skirts in sreat variety.
The Umbrella Skirts,
With Lace and Em
$1.75 to $7.50 each.
Specials in Children's Gowns Draw
crs and Undervaists. Also
Children's Gingham Dresses on
Boys' Galatea and Pique Kilts. Ex
amine the uoods and you will appro
ciatc their value.
510 AND 512 LAGEA. AVENUE.
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B J. SHffi) 5 CO'S
THE VERU BESTv'
SI3 SPRUCE ST., SCRANTvONPA.
For the Youth, tho Boy, the Man, ttiO
fast. Our Shoes make us busy,
114 nnd 110 Wyoming ave.
Wholesale 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 Street, ,
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