The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 10, 1895, Image 1

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Dp Price
Cleaning-up season has
come 'round once more in
our Curtain and Drapery
Department, and we've
put Prices down to the
point that will insure a
speedy clearance. The
goods offered are odds and
ends left over from early
season's purchases, and
are therefore right in ev
erything that goes to
make them desirable.
e pairs were $ aoo, NOW $ 5.00
8 PAIRS WERE 9 t.VK NOW 6,50
a i were jia&o, now 1 0,00
4 PAIRS WERE $4.00, NOW $ 3.00
In Cream Only
PAIR8 WERE J2.50. NOW $ 1 .75
6 PAIRS WERE 13.73, NOW 2.75
6 PAIRS WERE J3.G0, NOW 2.50
6 PAIRS WERE 5.50, NOW 4.00
PAIRS WERE 17.50, NOW 5.75
Lace Mails
Cream and. White
8 PAIRS WERE S .65, NOW $ .50
8 PAIRS WERE t .85, NOW 59
8 PAIRS WERE $1.50, NOW 1.15
18 PAIRS WERE $2.75, NOW.... .. 1.95
40 PAIRS WERE $a50, NOW.... ... 2.50
25 PAIRS WERE $.175, NOW..., ... 2.75
W PAIRS WERE $5 00. NOW 3.75
11 PAIRS WERE 13.00, NOW.... .. 1.75
' The Last Number Has
Ruffled Edge
Sit Stripe
4 PAIRS WERE $3.50, NOW 2.50
f PAIRS WERB $0.50, NOW 3.50
Sale Now On
Of Specials in Spring
and Early Summer
Dress Goods contin
ues. See last week's
papers for details.
House of Representative's Will Hold
Three Sessions Daily.
Morning and Afternoon Session Devoted
Entirely to Discussion of .Measures
Framed by the State Conference.
Various Objections Offered.
Special to the Bernnton Tribune.
Harrlshurs, May 9. The house held
three sessions toduy In order to avoid
a session tomorrow. The order of busi
ness at 'the mornlnfr nnd afternoon bp
slons was the consideration of revenue
bills on second reading. In the evenlnp
the order wus senate bills on second
reading nnd original resolutions.
Speaker Walton Is urslntf the house
to keep nt work In order that it muy
dear Its calendar nnd Ket away on May
23. He Pays three sessions a day will
be held next week. Mr. Walton Is con
fident the session will close this month,
but the general Impression of his col
leagues Is that the final adjournment
will not come before the first week of
The mornlns and afternoon sessions
were almost entirely devoted to the dis
cussion of the revenue bill framed by
the state tax conference, representing
the six great Interests of the Ktate.
Chairman Rlter, of the ways and
means committee, called up the meas
ure. The agreement to give as much
as necessary to the bill as followed out
by the postponement of the three spe
cial orders for the morning. The main
fight on the provisions of the revenue
bill was made on an effort to amend
section thirteen ao as to reduce the
tax on foreign building and loan asso
ciations from 2 per cent, to 5 mills.
This lasted through the morning ses
sion Into the afternoon and resulted
finally In the adoption of the amend
ment. Representative Fow, of Phila
delphia, unsuccessfully opposed the sec
tion taxing mutual savings associa
tions. When the bill was taken up by agree
ment Mr. Zullck, of Northampton,
moved to postpone Indefinitely. This
opened the discussion and Mr. Rlter
took the floor and made an elaborate
argument In support of the measure.
He contended It would raise more reve
nue than the present law and was
more equitable and Just. Ex-Auditor
General NileB, a member of the state
tax conference, was the next speaker.
He said the bill did not altogether suit
the wishes of his constituency, al
though It was a great step toward the
solution of the problem of equalization
of taxation.
Objections of Mr. Nlles.
Mr. Nlles said the way9 and means
committee made a mistake. In his judg
ment. In striking out the. -provisions
taxing building and loan associations,
manufacturing corporations and mu
tual Insurance companies. He sent to
the desk and had read by the clerk a
resolution adopted yesterday at a meet
ing of the legislative committee of the
state grange accepting the bill so far
as It corresponds with the measure pre
pared by the tax conference as a set
tlement of the question of relative and
equitable taxation, and disapproving
of the changes objected to by Mr. Niles
The resolution recites further that
the ccmmlttee "does not accept the bill
an a settlement of the question of state
taxation of these corporations, but re
gards ourselves at liberty to continue
the agitation for the taxation by the
state of these corporations. Thnt be
lieving that the bill as amended is more
equitable and Just and based on better
and wiser principles than the present
revenue law, we urge Its passage, re
serving to ourselves, however, the right
to endeavor to secure state taxation of
the classes of corporations that are
now exempted."
Mr. Nlles did not think the scheme
of capital tax should be changed. As
a reasun for this stand he recited an In
stance showing that the Reading rail
road, with proierty of equal value and
about the same amount of cnpltal stock
aa the Pennsylvania railroad, paid only
about half as much taxes, because Its
bonded Indebtedness had wiped out the
capital stock value.
After further discussion the motion
to Indefinitely postpone was withdrawn
and the adoption of the bill by sections
begun. All went smoothly until the
twelfth section, when Mr. Tow demand
ed a division and then the yeas and
nays. This section taxes the deposits
on mutual savings fund associations
which do not have paid-up capital
stock. The section passed with only
twenty-seven dissenting votes.
Great Fight of the Diy.
Yhen the next section was called up
the great light of the day began. This
section placed a tax of two per cent, on
the deposits on foreign building and
associations. Chairman Rlter present
ed an amendment reducing this to 5
mills. Immediately a half dozen mem
bers were on their feet for recognition.
Mr. Bliss, of Delaware, was first to be
Tecognlzed. He said the Idea of reduc
ing the tax was In line with the fight
made by the representatives of the for
eign building concerns against bills
which had already been In the house.
Mr. Mattox, of Venango, thought the
tax ought to be reduced. Then Mr.
Bliss very sharply Inquired of Mr. niter
If the amendment had ever been sub
mitted to the ways and means commit
tee. Mr. Rlter admitted that It had not
and Bald that It had been agreed upon,
however, In general conversation. Then
Mr. Crowthers, of Philadelphia, took
the floor and denounced In vigorous
language the foreign building and loan
associations. He said they were on to.
par with the short term orders, whose
failures had caused so many losses to
the people of the state.
Hills Passed Finally.
The fallowlnH 'house bills passed
finally: - Relating to the use of oils or
other products for Illuminating pur
poses In coal mines; to prohibit the
adulteration of milk by the addition of
so called preservatives; making dying
declarations competent In prosecutions
for criminal abortions; the chairman of
the committee on rules made a report
which was adopted, providing for night
sessions hereafter on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays of each
The house this evening, by a vote of
93 to 22 endorsed the preamble and reso
lutions adopted May 1 Inst by the as
sembly of the state of New York, de
nounclng the administration at Wash'
Ington for Its course In dealing with
the recent Nlcaraguan complication.
Buttle llctwccti tho Ulllcys and tlio Days.
Three Slain, Another Will Die.
Norton, Va., May 9. Word reached
here this morning of a terrible battle
on Indian creek In the mountains, fif
teen miles from here. For many years
a feud has existed between the Gilleys
and Days, two of the leading families
of the region, and more than one kill
lng had been recorded by the vendetta
before the deadly affair of last even
lng. Three of ,the Gllley .brothers
James, Fred and Sam met Joe and
Will Day near the home of the latter,
Both sides were heavily armed and
when they met In the public highway
they began shooting.
More than 100 rllle balls were fired
and when the smoke cleared away the
three Gilleys were dead on the ground
and Joe Day was shot twice through
the body and mortally wounded. All
the men were desperate characters and
were much feared by the officers of the
territory. Further trouble between sur
vivlng members of the families Is ex
pected. M RfiESS HAD A GIN.
Another Version of the Attempt to Fence
In a Portion of tho Public Park at Hall
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Montrose, May 9. John Douglas, of
Ilallntead, a grocer and respected citi
zen, recently purchased a vacant lot
from a riparian and received a good
and sufficient deed.
Abe H. Dubois Is the burgess of Hall-
stead and disputed the right of Mr.
Douglas tender nnd true, who thought
that he was entitled to property he had
paid for.
Twice did Douglas build a fence to
aportlon his land and twice did Burgess
Dubois, aided by a speciul patrolman,
demolish It. The crisis came this morn
ing when Dubois took a rllle and sta
tioned himself near the lot, and when
Douglas entered, shot at him.
The bullet came within a few Inches
of Its mark. Dubois said to Douglas,
who had moved from the land, that he
had established a dead line, and If he
attempted 'to cross It would shoot him.
Douglaa Immediately came to Mon
trose to consult his attorney, J. M. Kel
ley, who Is noted as a criminal lawyer,
and Mr. Kelley told The Tribune corre
spondent that lmmldiate action would
be taken.
She Puts Mr. Flint to Sleep with a Pass of
Her Hand.
Topeka, Kan., May 9. Mrs. Mary E.
Lease, orator and politician, hns as
sumed a new role. She Is a hypnotist,
and a first-class one at that, as shown
by an exhibition given by her here dur
ing a petty investigation now proceed
ing agaJnst certain officers of the state
Insane asylum.
During the proceedings Mrs. Lease,
without announcing her purpose,
walked across the committee-room to
where J. L. Flint, an attendant at the
asylum, was sitting and made a pass of
her hand before his eyes. Flint ap
peared to be asleep. Mrs. Lease made
him do all sorts of things, ridiculous
and otherwise, and finally brought him
out of his trance with a few passes of
her hnnds.
Divorces Herself on the Morning of Her
nodding Day.
Plymouth, Pa,, May 9. Instead of be
ing a bride last night, Miss Frances
Kacqulsh was a corpse. The banns of
her marriage to Frank Bnkkara were
read In the Lutheran church on Sunday
last. Yesterday morning the body of
tho girl was found floating In the Sus
quehanna, two hours after she had left
her slster'8 house.
Sho was very happy over her ap
proaching marriage, but had remarked
once or twice that Frank did not seem
as fond of her as formerly. Night before
last she found out, it Is said, that he
had left town, and after a sleepless
night she went out and threw herself
Into the river.
An Impure Artlclo That Mado a Whole
sale Fpidcmic,
Reading, Pa., May 8. Scores of per
sons in this city within two months
have been afflicted with a peculiar Ill
ness. In each case poisoning -was sus
pected. It has Just been discovered
that a certain brand of cheese Is re
sponsible for this wholesale epidemic.
The makers of the cheese use a drug
to create formentatlon In order to save
time, nnd this Is alleged to be the
cause of the sickness.
Marshall Price Will Suffer for tho Mur
der of Elizabeth Dean.
Baltimore, May 9. Governor Brown
today set Friday, July 6, as the date
for the execution of Marshall E. Price,
the convicted murderer of Miss Sarah
Elizabeth Dean, of Carolina county.
Price is in Jail In this city.
He will be hanged In Denton, and will
be taken there a day or two before the
date for the execution.
Sad Fate of n Young Fisherman at East
Special to the Bcranton Tribune.
East Stroudsburg, May 9. Charles
Kreage, a lad 11 years old, was drowned
this evening by the bank of the creek,
In which he was fishing, caving in.
The body was not recovered.
By the latest count, Reading's popula
tion Is 80,000.
Peanut and fruit stands have been abol
ished by Pottsvllle council.
Suffering from melancholia, Charles Y.
Sterner hanged himself at Lock Haven.
Frederick Crane fell fifty feot down a
mine hole at MlnersvllI and was found a
mangled corpse.
A runaway horse at Mt. Joy, Lancaster,
dragged Harry Frank, crushing his skull
and causing death.
On tho plea of self-defense, a Jury at
Sunbury acquitted William Taylor, who
killed Samuel Franklin.
The explosion of a gasoline can at Wlll-
lamsport demolished Gable's dye house,
and severely burned the proprietor.
Official Notice Received at Japanese
Legation at Washington.
Wei Hal Wei to Be Held Until the Urst
1 00,000,000 Tncls Have Ucen Paid.
Every Precaution for the Fu
ture Is Taken.
Washington, May 9. An official dis
patch from Toklo, received at the Jap
anese legation this afternoon, Btates
that the ratifications of the treaty of
peace between Japan and China were
exchanged at Chefoo on Wednesday. It
is understood that no change was made
In the text of the treaty as originally
concluded, but that taking into ac
count the recommendations made by
Russia, Germany and France, the Jap
anese government has agreed to re
nounce the permanent possession of the
Llao Tung peninsula, on condition,
however, that the arrangements regard
ing the form and the terms of the re
nunciation shall be reserved for ad
justment between itself and the govern
ment of China.
This latter stipulation Is construed to
means that Japan will not surrender
the peninsula until a suitable Indemnity
shall have been paid and that it may
even be agreed between Japan and
China that the possession of Port Ar
thur Itself will bo retained for a term
of years extending) beyond the date
when the indemnity shall have been
paid in full, thus guaranteeing to Japan
not alone the payment of the Indemnity
Itself, but also sufficient time to safe
guard hersoir against anything like
a ware of reprisal.
The treaty of peace Itself provides
that Wel Hal Wcl shall be held until
the first 100,000,000 taels and the next
two annual Installments of the In
stallments have been paid, so that with
the added guarantee of the possession
of Port Arthur, even although only
temporary, the Japanese government
appears to have taken every possible
precaution for the future.
Liberal Provision Mado for Actress Fay
New York, May 9. The will of the
late Howell Osborne has been admitted
to probate In tho office of the surro
gate. It Is dated Jan. 3, 1894, and ap
points John W. Sterling and George
W. Church executors and trustees.
Liberal provision is made for Fay Tem-
pleton, the actress, the bequest to
whom Is In the following language:
Out of the rest, residue, and remain
der of my estate I give, devise, and
bequeath to Fay Templeton, of New
York, such of my property as she may
select of the appraised value of not ex
ceeding $100,000."
In view of thla bequest the statement
of the executors in their petition for
the probate of the will that Osborne
left no real estate and that the value
of his personal, property does not ex
ceed JIO.OOO seems strange. The ques
tion as to the relations which existed
between Osborne and Fay Templeton
Is finally answered by the signature of
"Fay Templeton Osborne" to a paper
which she signed In waiving the Issu
ance of citations for the probate of the
will. In another place she signs her
self as ''Fay Templeton Osborne, form
erly Fay Templeton." Her residence Is
given as 103 West Seventy-second
street. The statement of the executors
sets forth that Fay Templeton claims
an Interest In the estate as his widow
and otherwise.
Ho Thinks That tho Trial Will Result In
nn Acquittal.
San Francisco, May 9. Theodore
Durrant had a long conference with
his attorneys today, and at its conclu
sion said: "I will make the greatest
legal battle In the history of the state.
and I have no doubt about the outcome.
I will soon, be a free man. My four at
torneys will leave no stone unturned
for my acquittal.
'There are a good many things
against me, but I fear Harry Partridge
more than any other witness. Part
ridge testified that he answered roll call
for me at the lecture on the 8th. If he
persists In making that statement he
will hang me. My attorneys will see
him and have a talk with him. I think
he will change his mind."
"How about that ring you offered for
sale? That looks bad for you."
'Yes, it looks bad; but that is Just a
Job the police have put up. That pawn
broker (Oppenhelm) Is a tool, who has
been brought Into the case to swear
my life away. When it comes to a
trial my attorneys will show that he
has been doing the same thing before.
I never offered the ring to him or any
body else for sale."
Will Probably Moko Trouble When Other
Men Are Hired.
South Chicago, May 9. Although the
danger that strikers will make an at
tack on the Illinois Steel works is not
yet past, the situation is not as bad as
It has been represented to be. Stories
to the effect that the American Rail
way union Is about to become involved
In the strike and that the Calumet and
Blue Island switchmen are likely to
join Issues with the dissatisfied work
men, are absolutely untrue.
It Is thought there will bo serious
trouble when the company attempts to
put in new men the latter part of this
week or the beginning of next week.
Lens Cast for tho Telescope That Rev.
Dr. Pcato Is lluildlng.
Pittsburg, May 9. The third attempt
to make a lens for the reflecting tele
vjne to be built by Rev. Dr. Peate, of
Greenville, Pa., has been successful at
the Standard Plate Glass works at But
ler, Pa. The lens is said to be the larg
est ever cast In this country and will
require three yeaTS to polish according
to an estimate made. After casting It
wa:i annealed, and came from the an
imating oven almost perfect.
The lens Is sixty-two Inches In dia
meter and weighs 2.300 pounds. It is
about eight inches in thickness on an
average as It appears at present, but
this will be reduced by the process of
Miwffl jIIS life
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smoothing and polishing, which work is
t( be done at Greenville underthc su
pervision of Rev. Mr. Poate. He Is al
most 70 years old and expects to de
vote he rest of his life to the work of
building a giant telescope. He Is a re
tired Methodist minister.
Comptroller Eckels Discovers Favorable
Signs In the West.
Washington, May 9. Comptroller
Eckels says that he observed In his
v ci'.tern trip everywhere a disposition
among the sound-money men to be up
and stirring for the dissolution of the
silver heresy, which has taken so se
rious a grip upon the unthinking multi
tude and people harassed by debt.
lie sees a favorable sign In the gen-
eral awakening of trade nnd industry
from a long sleep, the renewed activity
in Inland shipping, the starting of fine
new business buildings, etc., tho prob
ability being that as the wrecks of the
panic year disappear and fresh life Is
Infused Into business of all sorts the
vague groping of so many persons for
something novel In finance will cease.
Signs of the same sort are observed by
other western men who are living here.
St. Ion is Glowers Making Frnntio F.f
forts to Secure a Supply.
St. Louis, May 9. A sugar famine Is
threatened in St. Louis and wholesale
grocers are frantloally trying to pick
up even a barrel or two. For some
time the sugar trust has had a number
of its refineries closed and wholesale
grocers have bought as little as pos'
sible, owing to the lightness of the Ac-
mand. An advance of 1-16 cent per
pound was made by the trust and a re
markable demand sprang up.
Everyone wanted sugar and no one
had any. The New Orleans refineries
will not ship sugar to St. Louis, as the
demand from nearby territory Is
already too great to be met. Shipments
from the east cannot be had before May
20. Not a grocer In the city has to ex
ceed ten barrels of granulated and
many have none.
Mrs. Miller's llushnnd Therefore Shot
the Tempter.
Cleveland, O., May 9. A special from
Marlon, Ohio, says: Wednesday eve
ning Sol Miller shot and killed Byron
Solden. Solden had persuaded Miller's
wife to elope with him to tipper San
dusky. Miller followed them. He
caused the arrest of both on the charge
of adultery. Mayor Ingard, of that
city, fined oach $50. Miller paid his
wife's fine on a promise that she would
return with him. She winked at the
mayor and exclaimed: "Oh, married
life Is too slow for me."
Wednesday night Solden met Miller
on the public square at La Rue, and
after a few words Miller shot Solden.
Control of the lioad Has Passed from
Philadelphia to New York and London.
Philadelphia, May, 9. So far It has
been Impossible to learn for whom the
recent heavy purchases of Reading
stock was made, but it Is known that
the control of the Reading Railroad
company has passed from Philadelphia
to New York and London. This much
Is admitted by thei receivers of the
That the stock has not been bought
for speculative purposes is generally
believed here, 'but has been acquired
for the purpose of obtaining control of
the road.
Colonel Coryell Is a Candidate for
Drigado Commander.
Willlamsport, Pa., May 9. Should
General Gobin, commander of the Third
brigade. National Guard of Pennsyl
vania, succeed General Snowden, next
June, Willlamsport will have a candi
date for brigadier general in the per
son of Colonel James 13. Coryell, who is
the second oldest regimental command
er In point of Bervlce In the Guard.
Colonel McGhee, of Wrlghtsvllle, is
the oldest colonel, but his term will ex
pire In June, and it is reported that he
will retire from active duty.
Judge Wants Authority to Imprison
Authors of Insulting Articles.
Lexington, Ky., May 9. In tying an
alderman for assaulting a newspaper
correspondent this afternoon, Judge
Jewell delivered a long opinion de
nouncing newspaper men, saying the
man who had been written up was Jus
tified in assaulting the author.
He has drawn up anj ordinance, which
will be passed, giving him power to Im
prison and fine newspaper men who
print insulting articles.
Their Wages Advoncod.
Pittsburg, May 9. The 6,000 employes
of the National Tube Works company, at
McKeesport, have been notified that be
ginning Monday next their wages will be
advanced 10 per cent. This action has
causod great rejoicing In McKeesport. Tho
plant Is one, of the largest pipe mills In the
world. , ,
Will It Get Out of the
New Aspect of the Double Tragedy
at Louisville.
Believes Ills Son's Murder Was a Foul
Conspiracy Scnsution Promised
in Coiirt-Anotlicr Man
In tho Case.
Louisville, May 9. The sensation at
tending the Gordon, double killing is not
ever yet by half. The prosecution to
day will attempt to prove that Archie
Dixon Brown's death was due to a deep
laid plot to assassinate him; a trap, as
the proaecutor believes, fostered and
planned by one who, for reason best
known lo himself, was afraid to do the
work, and used Gordon as the tool to
carry out his design. These statements
come directly from the prosecution.
Governor llrown has reason to believe
that his son's coming to Louisville on
the day of the tragedy and his assigna
tion with Mrs. Gordon was known to a
man in Frankfort, Who telegraphed to a
man In Louisville. This Louisville man,
the prosecution claims, notified Gordon
that his wife was to meet llrown, and
"actlvtly assisted In a foul assassina
tion." The prosecution further says
that the name of the man "who acted
the spy" Is known to them, and that
ho will have to be produced In court.
In a rr'vate letter last night Governor
Drown Insisted that the man referred
to be brought Into court on an attach
ment. The man who, as the prosecu
tion believes, piloted Gordon to the
house of Lucy Smith, is a college chum
of Gordon, and was married In Frank
fort. James A. Scott, the Frankfort attor
ney employed by Governor Brown to
prosecute the case, was seen last night
at th' Yv'illard hotel. He Is a fearless,
capable lawyer, and has the reputation
of doing wl-ot he believes to be his duty
at all nazal ds. He said:
"Governor Drown sent for me about
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He ex
plained his views and position in the
matter, and employed me to prosecute
the case In the examining trial only.
I want to say that Governor Brown
never authorized any statement that
he would not prosecute the case, nor
did he ever dream of granting a pardon
to, Gordon, as has been stated.
A Full Investigation.
"Before deciding on the step, Gover
nor Brown took counsel with a number
of Intimate friends from all over the
state. He came to the conclusion that
It was due the memory of his son that
there should be a full and fair investi
gation of all the facts; not necessarily
for the purpose of prosecution, but for
the purpose of enabling him and the
officers of the law to determine whether
there ought to be a further prosecution
of the case. He arrived at this conclu
sion after satisfying himself that Gor
don had no reason to believe that his
son had led her from tw path of virtue.
He was convinced that Gordon must
have known that his wife was dissi
pated, reckless and imprudent, if not
an unchaste woman.
"Governor Brown Is now firmly con
vinced that a well planned trap was
laid for his son, and that his son was
selected for the sacrifice out of a large
number of like offenders, and that in
formation was furnished of his com
ing by some one in Frankfort to an
other man in Louisville, who for some
motive advised and actively assisted in
what Governor llrown considers a foul
assassination. We have good reason
to believe that we know who the man
Is who took Gordon to Lucy Smith's
house. He was a college mate of Gor
don's, and was married In Frankfort.
'This man must be brought into
court. We will demand it. There will
be some very Interesting developments
when he is brought. We will push the
matter to the bottom and bring out all
the facts."
Gordon Is Discharged.
Judge Thompson, after listening to
arguments for four hours In the Gordon-Brown
murder case this afternoon,
decided that Fulton Gordon should not
be held for trial and discharged him.
Then followed a wild scene. People
Jumped upon chairs, the bar, and even
on the steps of the Judge's bench and
broke Into cheers. Hundreds waved
their hats in the air and the attorneys
for the defense almost had their hands
wrung off by the enthusiastic multi
tude. Judge Thompson was unable to
restrain the commotion and court was
declared adjourned.
The defendant was not present In
court, having been excused by the
prosecution. Enthusiastic friends of
his Jumped into a cab and rode to the
residence of Dr. Gavin Fulton to con
vey the cheerful news. Oordon was
overcome with emotion,
Colonel Scott, for the prosecution,
said after the trial that he did not
know whether the case would be taken
before the grand Jury or not. He
would have to consult with Governor
Brown first. He said that he did not
think the decision was warranted by
the evidence.
F.x-Scnator Palmer Says llo Is Not After a
New York. May 9. "Ex-Presldont
Harrison had told mo twice that he did
not wish to be a candidate again for
the presidency," wild ex-Senator fhom
as W. Palmer, of Michigan, today nt
the Fifth Avenue hotel. Thf ex-seena-tor
was appointed minister to Spain
by General Harrison and their personal
relations are very close. "The ex
presldent," he continued, "has many
sad associations with tho White House
and naturally h; does not care to go
back. When I first came back from
Spain he told me that he did not wish
to hold a second term ami then after
ward 'he reiterated his disinclination to
serve as president again. He has no
de-Hire to run again, no matter what his
enthusiastic frlom!s-may say."
"Who is mentioned in the west for
the presidency?"
"Reed and MeKlnley are not talked
about ns much as they were a year
ago. Senator Allison is often spoken
of, und In Michigan, of course, we have
plenty of presidential timber. One
thing is sure, the Republicans will win
In 18H6 and that very easily. It will
not be on a free sliver platform, either.
I don't believe In Inflation and I say
right here that If we adopt the free
coinage of silver It will put this country
back at least twenty yenrs, and the
depression wo have had will be pros
perous times compared with the panic
that will follow. Free coinage will
paralyze the Industries of this country
impair our credit, create distrust and
upset views. I believe In credit because
I like to get It myself, but free coinage
cannot help the debtors, whatever they
may say. All of the west Is not for free
coinage. Michigan Is not for free coin
age and will be found all right."
Trotted Into n Library and Began Smash
ing Things.
Carlisle, Pa., May 9. A bull that was
being driven up Hanover street yester
day was captivated by the appearance
of Rev. H. H. Wile's residence. He
made a dash for tho front door.
smashed It down and trotted leisurely
Into the pastor's library. Hev. Wile
and his family were at dinner, nnd the
unusual commotion threw them into a
state of consternation.
The bull hail begun to. make piece
meal of next Sunday's sermon, nnd to
demolish the chairs, when the owner.
Butcher Parks, rushed to the rescue.
The animal walked out of the house In
a very decorous manner.
Steamship Cnpcllo Is t'nnhlc to Sail Bo-
cnuse the Crew Hcbcls.
Brunswick, Ga., May 7. Tho crew of
the steamer Capello, loaded with navnl
stores and bound for Amsterdam, mu
tinied yesterday just as she was ready
to sail.
United States Commissioner Lehman
refused to Issue warrant for the arrest
of any of the parties, as all the sailors
and officers are citizens of Holland. It
Is probable that the Dutch consul at
Savannah will be called on to settle
the trouble, as the steamer cannot
leave until the crew is brought under
Rev. Klnark Makes on Astonishing State
ment In Church.
Lancaster, Pa., May 9. Uev. Dr. J.
W. Kluard In a lecture before the Lu
ther league In Grace Lutheran church
last nigtrt, made an astonishing re
mark about the communion cup. He
"The diseases contracted from the
venom deposited on the communion cup
is far more disastrous and ruinous In
results than is the poison of the fangs
of all the reptiles that creep upon all
of God's planets. I hope Grace church
will be among the first to adopt the
Individual communion cup.
Body Lost Last Fall Discovered in a Slip
. nt Duluth.
Duluth, May 9. There was a peculiar
coincidence In marine matters here to
day. Last fall John Frankson, a deck
hand on the steamer United Empire,
was lost overboard while the boat was
coming into the harbor on her last trip.
Tho boat came In on her first trip to
day, going ashore before reaching the
harbor. Tonight the body of the miss
ing deck hand was found in the slip
near where the boat was lying.
Mrs. McAllister Wants a Divorce.
Savannah, On., May 9. Mrs. H. H. Mc
Allister today tiled a petition for divorce
from her husband, Heyward Hall McAl
lister, of New York.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warmer;
southwesterly winils.
Wo cull special attention to tho following
special numbers in GOWNS:
A Tucked Yoke Muslin
Ruffle Gown,
At 69c. each
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric Gowns, 98c,
Former price, $1.25
Empire, Square Neck,
Embroidered Ruffle
Gown, $11.15,
Recent price, $3.50
"Tlie Fedora," Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
Handsomely trimmed,
$11,19, Recent price, $1.63
Skirts in great variety,
The Umbrella Skirts,
Handsomely trimmed
with Lace and Em
broidery, from
$1.75 to $7,50 each
Specials in CliiUlron's Gowns, Drovers and
Undcrwalfits. AIho
Children's Gingham Dresses and Boys' Oal
atea nnd I'lijuo Kilts. Examine Mio goods and
you will appreciate their value.
510 and 512
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A beautiful line of En
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. Dorf linger's Cut Glass,'
and Porcelain Clocks,
r, j. WeSchel's,
408 Spruce Street.
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