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EIGHT r AGES 64 COLUMNS.
SCIt ANTON, FA., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COrY.
Ten may rather together all the fabric
for spring and summer wear that ever
came from a loom, and look them over,
taking the full merit of each Into ac
count, and after all U said and done, you'll
be bound to admit that there Is not one In
the lot that will take the place of these
rich silken weaves, for solid comfort and
Silks are no longer a luxury. A dozen
different things have brought about a
price revolution In the silk markets of the
world, until the Queen of Textiles (Silk)
has become a sort of people's fabric. The
proof for this assertion lies In the Econ
omic Bilk Values which follow.
lino 57-lnch Fancy
enua in nMif m&ll effects: also
fancy Plaids and Clan Tartans for
waists and children s wear.
?.inoi Silks, llcht
grounds, with dainty stripes In dell-
cat tints. An Ideal sua lor sum
mixed lot white.
navy and black grounds, with
spots, figures and stripes; 20 pieces
la ail; value toe. to 76c; special
For one week ire will offer a capital
range of the celebrated "Llbery" and
China Silks manufactured by Cheney
Bros., and guarantee them to be their well
known standard $1.00 quality. Exquisite
pattern on . Black, Navy and Cream
Price for One Week
Only 59 Cents.
g assorted lot of figured
If Taffeta Silks, light, medium and
1 1 dark grounds In all sorts of ways; 1 1
II actual values range from 73c to XL j I
VV Price for choice, II
tj Satin Rhadames, Y
If full range of desirable shadings, 1
1 1 and astonishing value at I
If 27-Inch Black Taffeta YV
II Silks, exactly the same thing 1
II as our usual $1.00 quality. This II
FARR BILL JSN0W ft LAW
It Has the Approvul of Governor
QUAY COUNTY BILL LINGERS
A Llvolt Debate in the House Over the
of I'bllujolphls, Makes
a Few Ketnnrks.
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Uarrlsuurtr. May 16. The house
pastt-U on seoond roadlns; today without
nuich opposition the ronttrtslonal si
ntorlal and k-Rtslatlve apportionment
bills us reported from committee. They
will come up next Tiwstluy for third
reading and filial pusa&Ke. The bouse
congressional and senatorial appor
tionment 1m different from the somite
bills and the result will be that all
the measures on this subject will go to
a conference committee, assuming thai
they pass la Uth houses. The Judicial
apportionment passed the house six
weeks ago and Is now hung up 111 the
The only bUl of the three passing the
house today on which there was any
thing like a tight was the legislative
apportionment. The members whoso
counties lose In representation tried to
amend tt so as to leave the present
district Intact and failed, ltepresjuta
tlve Foeht wanted to amend the sena
torial measure, and failed.. Representa
tive Fow. the leader of the minority,
tried his hand on the congressional ap
portionment with no better results.
The congressional apportionment was
taken up at the opening ot the morning
session, Mr. Fow moved to amend by
Inserting the senate bill so far as It
relates to Philadelphia. The measure
makes Ave districts in that city Repub
lican and leaves undisturbed the old
Randall district. The house refused to
make the change. Then the Thlladel
phian launched forth In a bitter at
tack on the bill.
-I desire to call the attention of the
bouse to the Inequitable and unjust
features of the bill so far as it regards
the redisricting of Philadelphia." said
Mr. Fow. "The party to which I am
attached has been evidently and In
tentionally Ignored by the geographical
lines that the dominant party will
have six sure and safe districts. It also
looks to me that certain gentlemen now
representing the Republican party In
congress are to be retired from politi
cal life by its provisions. Congress
men Adams and Bingham are thrown
together in the Second district and
Congressmen Reyburn and Halterman
In the Third, while three districts are
created in which no congressman at
This stamps the bill. In my estima
tion," Mr. Fow added, "as a political
deal, rather than a desire to perform a
constitutional duty upon honest lines.
There are at present 80,000 Democratic
voters in that city whose business In
terests at least demand a representa
tive in the national legislature. Are you
going to be so unfair and unjust as to
gerrymander them out of that repre
sentation? We pay taxes and support
the government as well as the major
ity upon the floor of the house, and it Is
not fair, honest or Just to Ignore us al
together." Mr. Harvey, of Luzerne, tried Inef
fectually to amend the bill by desig
nating the districts outside of Philadel
phia and Allegheny county by the
names of the majority county in each
Instead of by numbers.
The Gains and Losses.
Under the house apportionment Alle
gheny and Philadelphia gain a con
gressman each; Allegheny also gains a
senator and four representatives. The
legislative apportionment bill gives
Allegheny county four additional rep
resentatives. It makes no change In
the representation from Philadelphia,
although the geographical construction
of nearly every district Is changed.
The legislative ratio Is 26,000. Under
this ratio there will be only 202 mem
bers of the house. Instead of 204 as at
present. Blair, Cambria, Clearfield
and Jefferson each gain a representa
tive by this apportionment, and Bed
ford, Chester, Clarion, Columbia. Craw
ford, Huntingdon, Lawrence, Mercer,
Somerset and Bradford each lose one.
Mr. Muehlbronner's newspaper bill,
which was recalled yesterday from the
governor, was amended and then
passed finally. The bill as changed ex
tends the provisions of the act relating
In second class cities passed several
weeks ago so as to Include one dally
newspaper printed In the German lan
guage. The bill creating a commission
to ascertain the bent methods of untlllz
lng convict labor In the Institutions of
Pennsylvania so as not to Interfere
with legislative Industries also passed
The senate resolution fixing the time
of final adjournment for Thursday,
June 3, was referred to the rule com
mittee when It reached ne houne. The
resolution will be "hung up" In the com
mittee until the senate disposes of the
203 house bills on Its calendar for final
passage. The leaders of the house will
now take their time In considering the
senate bills In order to force the sena
tors to. act on the house bills. The
chances are that the session will be
extended to June 13, tnd maybe later.
If this feeling prevails.
The apportionment of bills out of the
way the house proceeded to considera
tion on third reading and final passage
of the forty-eight bills reported last
Thursday from the appropriations com
mittee. The bill appropriating $4,333 to
Walter H. Lewis, of Wast Chester,
etenographer of the election commit
tee In the session of 1803. was killed.
The bill appropriating $4,800 for two ad
ditional clerks In the adjutant general's
department to copy the muster rolls
of Pennsylvania soldiers In the late
war was also defeated. The Hem of
$1,170 In the bill appropriating $36,700
to the State Insane hospital at Norrls
town was stricken out. This money
was to have been used by the trustees
of the institution for the construction
of water works.
Quay County BUI Lingers.
The Quay county movement Is on a
standstill. The bill creating the new
county lo still lingering on the house
calendar for final passage, and it now
looks as if It 'Will stay there.' The
friends of the measure intended calling
It up yesterday, but a canvass of the
house showed they were not in as good
shape as they supposod, and the bill
was allowed to, ga over for a few duys.
Senator Quuy Is urging Its passage, al
though It Is said he 1b not lining up his
friends for It. All he this done Is to ask
them to support it. It they refuse no
effort has been uiudo on his part to
force then Into line.
Major Sam Loach, of White Haven,
and other Schuylkill county Republi
cans, are here lobbying against tho bill.
Mutt T. Long, of lltuleton, a well
known Insurance agent, Is also on the
ground. He Is asking votes for the bill.
Tho ndvocntes of the new county will
not call up the bill until they ure cer
tain they have enough votes to put
It through. If they cannot secure the
requisite 103, they will allow the meas
ure to remain on the calendar so as not
to give their opponents tho satisfaction
of killing tt.
Fnrr Hill Approved.
Compulsory educutlon Is a certainty.
Oovernor Hastings today signed the
Fai r bill. The ultimate success of this
measure Is a vindication of the old say
ing "the third time Is the charm." Threo
times this bill pussed the legislature.
Twice It wus vetoed by Governor I'nttl
sou. and now It becomes a law by the
signature of Governor Hastings. When
the action of the governor was an
nounced this morning Representative
t'lirr, of Scrantun, the champion of the
bill, was warmly congratulated. by his
colleagues ami members of the legisla
tive committee of the Junior Order of
United American Mcchunics on the floor
of the house. In a communication to
the house. Governor Hastings gives the
following explanation for signing the
"By giving my approval to this meas
ure, there will appear upon our statute
books for the llrst time in the hlHtory
of the commonwealth a compulsory ed
"The general assembly In the ses
sions of Vn and ls3. passed a com
pulsory educational act somewhat simi
lar to the present measure, each of
which met with executive disapproval.
There appears to be throughout the
commonwealth a general desire for
such a law. I have not received a sin
gle protest from any citizen against
this bill so far as I recall. The unanim
ity with which It was passed by the
legislature as well as the large num
ber of requests made upon me to sign
it clearly Indicate the general desire on
the part of the people for a compulsory
educational law. Under these condi
tions, I am convinced that I should not
obtrude any lndlvldaul judgment which
I may have on this question of public
policy. This measure provides for
compulsory education In perhaps the
least objectionable form to those who
oppose It on principle and offends as lit
tle against the personal rights of the
citizen as possible. I, therefore, ap
prove the bill, but If by experience the
expectations of the people are not
realized future legislation doubtless
will meet their demands."
Appropriation bills on third reading
and final passage was the order for the
night. The following passed finally:
Appropriating $29,000 to pay the de
ficiency in the salaries and expenses
of the Inspectors of coal mines; appro
priating $25,000 to Felix C. Negley, of
Allegheny county, for services and ex
penses as recruiting agent during the
war of the rebellion; erection of monu
ments to Pennsylvania organizations,
engaged in the battle of Chlcamaugua,
Look Out Mountain, Missionary Ridge,
and so forth, $25,000. Of the state board
of health, $12,000; salary secretary of
agriculture for months of April and
May, 1895. $583.
The bill appropriating $10,982 to pay
the expense of the committee on con
tested elections of 1893 was defeated.
LEWIS SKIPS OUT.
A Citizen of Hallstead Departs for Fields
t'nknown Leaving Wife Ilehind.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Hallstead, Pa., May 18. K. Lewis,
working In the silk mill In this place,
left here on Tuesday for parts un
known. Last Saturday he sold his
horse to F. H. Johnson, and Monday he
went to Eilnghamton and drew his
money from the bank. and that night he
told n neighbor that he had accepted
a position In a meat market In that
city. He then began to pack his trunk,
filling It up with things that belonged
to his wife. He then gave her $6.50 and
departed on the milk train.
Mrs. Lewis found out that he was not
In Iilnghamton and traced him to
Watertown, N. T where all trace of
him was lost. She left here today for
her father's home In Central New York.
Mr. Lewis leaves a fow unpaid bills
In town. Mrs. Lewis thinks her hus
band's mind Is unsettled.
THIS MORNING'S FIRE.
Frame Building at the Notch Totally
An alarm of fire was sounded from
box 82, on the corner of Illoom avenue
and Market street, at 2 o'clock this
The fire broke out In a frame house In
tho Notch, which was totally destroyed.
There was no water available.
Cnlonol Wcthorwlll Head.
Pottsvllln, Pa., May 1(1. Colonol John
Macomb Wetherlll, a gallant soldier and
wealthy cltlxen of Pottsvllle, died this
morning. He was 97 ysars old and was a
great grandson of Samuel Wetherlll, the
founder of the Free or Fighting Quakers.
Death was caused by paralysis.
A Detective Detested.
Philadelphia, May 10. Joseph It, Ma
Munus, a detective employed at Glmbel
Bras', establishment In this city, was ar
rested today on the charge of stealing dia
monds and' Jewelry to tho value of $1.0(10
from the firm. McManus confessed and
was held In $1,500 ball for trial.
Pottsvllle's health board recommends
the purchase of a crematory to burn gar
Commodore W. T. Sampson Inspected
government armor plate at the Bethlehem
Iran works. ,
Two of Schuylkill county's three judges
have been for months, and are still, too
sick to hold court.
Smoke has settled so thickly upon the
Carnegie library, at Pittsburg, that the
names carved upon It cannot be read.
It is probable Norrlstown will Invoke the
aid of tho law to prevent the removal of
General Hancock's remains to Arlington,
Upon the request of the Junior Ameri
can Mechanics, at Reading, a circus
hauled down the French flag and hoisted
the Stars and Btrlpes over Its main tent.
One Hundred and Seventh Anniversary
CX-GOV. UEAVEK IS I'KBSBNT
EloqiAmt Sermon by liov. Sumuel Mutch
more. Retiring Chairman Dr. Booth
IsKlected Moderator-Ills Election
a Victory for Antl-llrlgge Men.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 16. The one hun
died and seventh general assembly of
the Northern Presbyterian church
opened Us session here today In tho
Third Presbyterian church with the
customary ceremonies. Dr. McUwan,
chairman of tho local committee, tliH
clerks of the assembly, and many
prominent ministers, ex-moderators of
the church were present. The opening
session wus occupied entirely by tho
delivery of the sermon of the retiring
moderator, He v. Kainuel A. Mutch
more. . IX, of Philadelphia. He took
for his text Mark, xlii, 34: "For tho
Bon of Man Is as a man taking a far
Journey, who left his house, and gave
authority to his servants, and to every
man Ilia work, and commanded the por
ter to watch."
Dr. Mutchmore spoke on the "Labor,
Sentinel and Signal Services or tho
Church." Dr. Mutchmore's sermon -was
a surprise to the commissioners, In that
tt contained no keynote on the burning
question of seminary control. Uusually
the moderator's sermon touches on the
great Issues that are to como before the
assembly. Dr. Mutchmore's sermon is
notably free from such allusions.
Ex-Governor Beaver, the one-legged
veteran and an unswerving conserva
tive, nominated Dr. Booth for modera
tor at the opening of tho afternoon
session today. He extolled Dr. Booth
as a great and successful pastor who
had Ave times declined flattering calls
to college presidencies. "We laymen
want for moderator a man," said he,
"who believes that the word of Ood
which is contained In the Bible is the
only rule of faith and practice. We
want a man who believes that the pol
icy of the Presbyterian church Is apos
tolic, that its government ought to
Kobort Adams Mentlnnod.
Professor Zenos, of McCormack sem
inary, seconded the nomination on be
half of the Chicago presbytery. Rev.
Dr. S. S. Croyer, of Minnesota, placed
in nomination the name of Robert N.
Adams, the home missionary superin
tendent In that state. He called for his
support In the name of peace and har
mony. Rev. Clarence W. Backus, of
Kansas, proposed Rev. Dr. William N.
Page, of Topeka, as a conservative who
was free from any connection with the
disturbing questions in the church. E.
E. White, a prominent liberal of Colum
bua, O., and a newly-elected president
of Lane seminary trustees, Beconded
Dr. Page's nomination. He spoke in
In praise of Dr. Booth, but urged the
choice of a man who was far from the
storm center of the church. One out
side the personal Immediate conflicts;
one whose heart was not distressed and
whose feelings had not been, hurt by
the disturbances In th church. He
asked the assembly to go Into the se
rene atmosphere of peace and repose,
and select as moderator a "pastor of a
church, where 'wealth does not ring
Itself constantly In his ears.' "
Dr. Lampe, of New York, urged the
election of Dr. Booth. On the roll the
vote stood as follows: Booth, 300; Page,
165; Adams, 83. Dr. Booth was escort
ed to the platform by Governor Beaver
and Professor Zenos, and formally wel
comed to the chair by the retiring
moderator. Dr. Booth spoke pleasant
ly of the unsolicited honor which had
come upon him, declaring that he had
found It a safe and sound rule In this
world to take what comes to us. He
declared that he had left the storm
center far behind. He recalled the re
union of the two churches which had
taken place In that church twenty-five
years before, and referred to the un
derstanding at that time that a revi
sion of the church creeds might be at
tempted. "Revision was attempted,"
said he, "but It was laid aside without
a ripple or a murmur."
Victory for Antl-Brlgc Men.
After adjournment Dr. Booth re
ceived the congratulations of his
friends. The election Is a victory for
the out and out antl-Briggs men.' To
night the commissioners celebrated the
sacrament of the Lqrd's supper In the
Dr. Booth and his advisers worked
until a late hour making up the mem
bership of the assembly committees.
The Important committees this year
will be on bills and overtures by which
the question of the treatment to Union
seminary students will be considered;
on theological seminaries which will
tako up the questions relating to these
Institutions; on home and foreign mis
sions which examines the minutes of
the two missionary boards of the
Dr. Booth Is pastor of the Rutgcr's
church, New York city.
NO CHANGE IN READING.
The Road's Competitors llnve Not Stated
Now York, MaMy 16. P. W. Whlt
rldge, of counsel rto tho reorganization
commltteee of the Reading railroad,
says In relation to .the frequent con
flicting rumors affecting the company:
"If any change In the ownership of
the Reading property has been effected
It Is) news to me. No such reported
change would affect the purposes of the
reorganization committee. The reor
ganization will not be actively pursued
until next fall or winter. There Is no
change whatever in relation to the at
titude of the Reading administration
on the subject of the company's de
mands fir 21 per cent, of the production
of anthracite and there will be no
change. Reading's competitors have
nut plainly stated their demands."
FIGHTING MAD AT PHELAN.
Washington Dootor Threatens to Trounce
the St. Louis Priest.
St. Louis, May 16. Rev. Father Phe
lan, who caustically criticised the tend
encies of the Society of Christian En
deavor, has received a specimen letter
from Dr. John H. Selffert, of Washing
ton, D. C He calls Father Phelan's
article a "hell-born Insult," and declares
that ho Is Indignant at tho statements
mado, because his duughter Is an En
Speaking of his duughter he says
"She Is a sincere and humble Christian
and dors not go to the Christian Kn
duavor meetings to see and be with
men. Your base, hellish Insult Is en
tirely uncalled for, and If I ever get In
roach of you I'll let you feel my pres
ence quite sensibly, I may be In St.
Louis next full,"
ONE HAD TO DIE.
Uiinco O'llrlen's Reason for lining
Wuddoll with II II I lots.
Purls, May 16. The examination of
Thomus O'Brien, the notorious Ameri
can bunco stoerer, for the murder of
Heed Wuddell on March 27, was hold
today. When tho magistrate asked
O'Urlen why he killed Wuddoll, lie said:
"It wus necessary that one of us should
disappear. I knew him to he cupuble
of everything, so I made a point of act
ing first. He got what he deserved."
The prisoner was committed for trial
nt the next hchhIuii of tho court assizes.
MEDAL FPU MltTlilAimiSOX.
Ex-President Is Honored by Members of
the Newark Historical Society.
Newark, N. J Muy 10. This city is
aglow with decorations In honor of the
soml-cervtenlul anniversary of the New
Jersey Historical society and the visit
of ex-Preslilent Harrison us the chief
guest of the society. Five hundred In
vitations hod been Issued to the prin
cipal 'theologians, staitesini, and Jur
ists of (he state, and more than double
that number were In the Essex Lyceum,
on Clinton street, at 11 o'clock, when
the regulur business meeting was
opened. Ex-rresldent Harrison whs re
ceived by Franklin Murphy, chairman
of the committee of arrangements, and
members of the society, and driven at
once to the Lyceum, where he was
presented with the gold medal com
memorative of tho Washington centen
nial In 1889.
The presentation Bpeeeh was made by
Dr. Austin Scott, president of Rutgers
college. New Brunswick, N. J.
The address of welcome was deliv
ered by Professor Woodrow Wilson,
Ph. D., LL. D., of Princeton university,
and the works of the society was elab
orated by the corresponding secretary,
The medal presented to Mr. Harrison
la of solid gold encased In a black mo
rocco case on a cushion of royal purple.
The face bears the likeness of George
Washington, and these words In a cir
cle: "Waahlngtonl Centennial Medal,
New Jersey Historical Society, 1789,
On the reverse side is the seal of the
state,, the seal of the federal govern
ment, and the combination seal of the
society, encircled by a wreath of oak
leaves. Within the wreath and above
the cluster of seals are the words:
"Above all things hold dear your na
The medal was struck by the society
to commemorate the formation of the
constitutional government of the
United States, and the centennial of the
Inauguration of George Washington as
the first president, on April 30, 1779.
Why the medal la presented to ex-President
Harrison, rather than to Presi
dent Cleveland is because the former
was In ofllce at the time of the cen
tennial celebration In New York city.
General Harrison made one of his
usual happy and felicitous speeches in
accepting the medal, and was liberally
applauded. General Harrison left for
New York this afternoon.
BESIDE THE CORPSE.
Gruesome Surroundings of a Wedding
Ceremony in a Florida Town.
Qulncy, Fla., Mya 16. Standing by
the corpse of a man who had been
murdered, Louis Dorneck and Miss
Margaret Gore wore married here this
afternoon. In an affray this morning
Fred Cox was cut to the heart by Ed
Higglns and killed. The corpse was re
moved to Coroner Plttman's office and
an Inquest begun. This afternoon the
proceedings were Interrupted by the
entrance of Mr. Dorneck and Miss Our ,
who begged Coroner Pittman to marry
The coroner had been showing the
Jury the wound In the murdered man's
brenst, and his hands were bloody. He
suggested a more appropriate place for
tho ceremony, but Mr. Dorneck ex
plained that Miss Gore's father was In
pursuit and that delay would be dan
gerous. Accordingly Coroner Pittman
hastily said the words that made the
As the groom handed the marriage li
cense to the coroner, the blood on the
fingers of the latter made a stain on the
document. The bride did not seem to
be affected by the morgue-like sur
roundings. She Is the daughter of a
wealthy cigar manufacturer and the
groom Is one of her father's employes.
COMPANY G INSPECTED.
Colonel Coarsen Expresses Satisfaction
- at the rixccllent Showing,
Special to the Scranton Trlbuna.
Montrose, May 10. The third muster
and Inspection of Company J occurred
tonight. Colonel Coursen and Adju
tant Millar, the Inspecting officers,
were present. Colonel Coursen said to
The Tribune Correspondent:
"I am gratified beyond measure at
the fact that Company G will live. The
appearance of the company and their
numbers all are astounding, and as
their colonel I am proud ot them."
Fifty-four man responded to roll call.
In an attack of native trlbemon on the
British post at KamnaV India, seven
coolies wore killed.
The French naval expenditures for the
coming year are estimated at $54,000,1180,
with $1,600,000 for new ships.
The kerosene and naphtha manufactur
ers of Russia have reached an agreement
to regulate the export trade.
Emperor William, of German, has sent
Emperor Francis Josoph, of Austria, the
baton of a field marshal In the German
By a vote of 10 to 4 the committee of the
upper house of (Vie Prussian diet passed a
motion favoring an International bimetal
Italian Catholics are said to have been
forbidden by the pope to tako part In the
coming election because he la kept vir
tually a prisoner in th Vatican.
The pope has appealed to the czar for
clemency for several priests who were ar
rested for political offerees In Russia and
deported to Siberia and the Caucasus.
JUDGE'S SCATHING CHARGE
Foreign Building Associations Are
Hound I y Scored.
DEFENSE IN SLAUGHTER CASE
The Objections to Paying Twelvo Par
Cent. Interest Are HuHalncd by
tbo Court Important Decision
Worthy of Contemplation, ,
Harrlsburg, Pa., May 10. Yesterday
there was tried before Judge Mcpher
son the cuse of the New York Building
and Loan association ngalnst David
Slaughter. Tho plaintiff Is a New York
corporation doing what Is called build
ing ussoclutlon business In this state.
The action was to recover from
Slaughter the sum of f'J.MO, which has
been louned by the plaintiff to Mm on
a mortgage, the dues, fines and Interest
on which amounted to a sum In excess
of 12 per cent, per annum on the princi
pal. The defense wus that the foreign
corporation has no right to do busl
iichh us a building association in this
state, arid that all Interest, and so forth,
and that an excess of 0 per cent, per
annum Is usury. TIiIh defence was sus
tained by the court, and a verdict of
l:741M4 in favor of the plaintiff (being
the amount of the principal due by
Slaughter, with 0 per cent, interest) was
rendered by the Jury, subject, however,
to the reserved question of law whether
there can be any recovery at all In the
action, which was a proceeding on the
mortgage. In his charge to the Jury,
Judge McPherson spoke substantially
"The plaintiff In this proceeding be
longs to a cluss of corporations that for
the lust year or two have grown' to be
very numerous In the state of Pennsyl
vania, and It Is certainly high time that
their legal position Is definitely under
stood by the general public. They are
mere Intruders In this state In this'
class of business. The state of Penn
sylvania, for good reasons of Its own,
has chartered building and loan asso
ciations. Our own associations are, for
the most part, local In their character,
and are managed by persons with
whom the members of the association
are, or may become, acquainted. Asso
ciations like the plaintiff are scattered
all over the country, and what their
character and by whom they are man
aged nobody knows. They send their
agents to our state and undertake and
agree to do business with our citizens
and lend them money. They undertake
to violate our usury laws, and It Is
much to be feared -that in some In
stances they have gone further than
the violation of the usury laws and
have become traps for the unwary.
There are some foreign corporations
that have the right to do business with
in our state, but they must do a lawful
business, and that is a business that
does not violate our usury laws. They
have no right to come here and make
contracts upon which they can collect
more than 6 per cent, interest, and I
think If It was definitely understood
that they could not charge more than 6
per cent, interest they would soon
change the field of their operations.
In my Judgment-we would be the gain
ers by that; I for one would be heartily
glad to see them all leave."
Hawaiian Government I'pholds Its Min
Honolulu, May 8, by steamer Aus
tralia. Minister Hatch has handed !o
Minister Willis his answer In regard to
the recall of Thurston, which will go
forward by this mail. It Is a lengthy
document and makes a general denial of
the charges against the Hawaiian min
ister. The tatter's course Is upheld In
every particular. Gresham Is Informed
that Thurston will not be returned to
Washington, but the letter does not
name his successor.
Lord Klmberly, British secretary of
state for foreign affairs, has decided
that Walker and Rickard, who are be
ing punished for treason, must be pro
tected as British subjects, but does not
Indicate what steps will be taken. The
Hawaiian government will not admit
that the men arc British subjects, as
they were naturalized here.
IHE PITZEL CASE AGAIN.
Grand Jury llnds True Dill Against Con-
Philadelphia, May 1(1. The Brand
jury today found a true bill against
Jeptha D. Howe, Marlon Hcdgcpeth and
Hermann Mudgett. alias H. H. Holmes.
charging them with conspiring to cheat
and defraud the Fidelity Mutual l.lr
association of Philadelphia out of $10,-
This Is the case which attracted much
attention a few months ago bv reason
of the alleged fraud perpetrated by the
nerenciants In palming nff a dead body
found In a house on Cnllowhlll street
as that of Benjamin Pltzel, whose life
was Insured In the Fidelity association
for J10.000. Pltzel Is said to be alive.
SOME ENGLISH LAW.
Ilosslo Hellwood Forced to Pay Her
Lover's Doctor Hills.
London, May IS. Bessie Bellwood,
the muslo hall singer, as the result of
a BUlt brought against her by a physi
cian; was today condemned to pay him
-00 us compensation for attendance on
the lute Marquis of Allesbury. .
She was tho mistress of the notorious
nobleman, after she shook off the duko
TO BRING CATTLE NORTH.
Two Unndred Thousand Head to Leave
Texas and Now Mexico.
Denver, May 16. During the next
sixty days trains of cattle cars will run
over the Union- Pacific, Denver and
This Is In order that 200,000 head now
awaiting shipment In Texas and New
Mexico may be transferred to Wyoming
and Montana feeding ranges.
ARSENIC IN HIS STOMACH.
The Theory of Suicide Seems to Have
Boen Disproved. 1
Rochester, N. Y., May 16. Dr. H. M.
Smith, chemist, of Syracuse university,
swore at the Inquest on Ray M. Culver,
at Clyde today, that the dead man's
stomach contained arsenic In the form
of Paris green and In other forms, and
also copper and gave his positive
opinion that deuth resulted from these
Inasmuch as the body was found In
the Clyde river, anchored by a rope and
railway flshplute, with a handkerchief
tied around the neck tightly enough to
have caused death, the theory of suicide
seems to have been disproved. The In
quest is still In progress.
The ttcpubllo la Preserved at the Point of
Sun Francisco, May 16. Private let
ters received from Honolulu yesterduy
by the steamer Australia declare that
a change of administration will soon
take place there. According to letters
all that Is preserving the present gov
ernment Is the fact that It possesses
the arms necessary to quell another out
break. Passengers on, the Australia
yesterday, confided the fact that the
republic is on Its last legs.
"An alarm Is likely to be sounded any
night," remarked one passenger, "and
If It Is, you can expect to hear of the
downfall of the republic."
Kx-MlnUter Thurston's uneasiness
has become so apparent to the opposing
forces that the latter have gained more
courage. The fact that Mr. Thurston
favors a change Is no longer u secret,
and when we left Honolulu It was com
mon talk that he was then planning
to carry out to a successful end thy
reversion of the republic to the mon
archy. AKCHB1S1I0I".S J I BILE E.
Most Hcv. John Joseph Williams Cele
brates the I ifilcth Anniversary of ills
Ordination as a priest.
Boston, May 10. Today was begun
what promises to be the grandest cele
bration In Catholic circles that has ever
taken place In this section of the coun
try. The occasion Is the fiftieth anni
versary of the ordination to the priest
hood of Most Rev. John Joseph Will
lams, archbishop of the arch-dlocese of
jston. Priests and people flocked to
do him honor, and the religious ser
vices were carried out with all the
pomp and splendor of the church.
From the Pope down to the humblest
Catholic under his care the archbishop
receives some token of the affection
and reverence In which he is held.
Pope Leo XIII forwarded a gold medal
and an autograph letter to the arch
bishop of Boston, to make known the
esteem In which Archbishop Williams
Is held at the Vatican. Monslgnor Sa
tolll, the papal delegate in this country,
will hand them to the archbishop.
BLASTING SOURS THE MILK.
Residents Along the Drainage Canal Arc
Drinking Black Coffee.
Lemont, 111., May 16. The village of
Lemont is doomed to ue sour milk
until the drainage canal is completed.
The milkmen and a number of careful,
thinking citizens unite in the theory
that the heavy blasting on the drainage
canal here acts on the same principle
as heavy thunder.
The fact that sweet milk cannot be
kept for more than twelve hours verifies
the theory. However, It Is a problem
for scientists to investigate.
HELPING M'KINLEY'S BOOM.
Ohio Society in New Vork Will Embrace a
New York, May 16. The visit of Gov
ernor McKinley, of Ohio, to this city on
Decoration Day Is to be taken advan
tage of by his friends to give further
prominence to his presidential boom.
The most prominent friends of the
governor in this city are found In the
Ohio society, which is doing all It can
in a quiet way to help along his presi
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SUED.
Nina Cooper Wants $10,000 for a Breach
of Promise to Marry.
Flint, Mich., May 16. Nina D.
Cooper, a Davidson Station young lady,
has begun suit In the circuit court
against Sanford H. Westcott, principal
of the schools of that village, for J10.000
for breach of promise of marriage.
The plaintiff is a daughter of Rev.
John Cooper, of Mlllington, and a nleoe
of Rev. Mr. Bryant, of Davidson, with
whom she makes her home.
The Southern Cotton Oil company will
reduce Its capital stock to C.tVM.iW.
One hundred years of l!fo were cele
brated by the town of Plymouth, Conn.
The retrenchments In Italy's navnl de
partment the coming year will reach II,
000,0). A great cloudburst at Rock Run Creek,
Ky., swept John Cole's house away and
did much damsge to crops.
A New York Jury declared John Gnr
vey, the "Astor tramp," Insnne, and he
was sent to an Insane asylum.
In an attempt to recover a "S-cent heav-Ing-llne
the tug MhruI whs wrecked off
Cape Flatteryt Wash., causing $25,(XW Ions.
By the explosion of four mills of the
Schaghtlooko (N. Y.) Powder company
Chauncry Lohnes was killed and Charles
Clum was fatally hint.
Tho parents of Donald McNuUa and
Miss Scott, who eloped from Bloomings
ton. III., united In requesting them to re
turn homo and be forgiven.
Because of arrest for alleged complicity
In the thefts of ex-State Treasurer Tuy.
lor, of South Dakota, H. M. Benedict now
sues various South Dakota and Illinois of
ficials for fc!t,000 dnmages.
Kx-Bpeaker Reed, who left Washing
ton on Tuesday night, Is said to have Ills
commltteos pretty well outlined for tho
Commissioner Rice, the new member of
the civil service commission, qualified yes
terday afternoon and Immediately en
tered upon tho discharge of his duties.
Secretary Lamont smiled . yesterday
when asked about the absurd story that
ex-Congressman Outhwalte, of Ohio, was
coming homo from Europo to allow him to
resign and accept his place.
Admiral John J. Almy, retired, died at
his residence In thlB city yesterday after
a long Illness. He was born In Rhode Isl
and on April 24, 1816, and entered the navy
as midshipman when 14 years old. On
April 24, 1877, he was placed on the retired
list on account of age, after having served
In the pavy forty-seven years and eleven
, For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warmer;
southerly winds; becoming variable, .
OUR MAY SALE '
to call special atteatkin to the following
spocial lumbers in OOWKlii
A Tucked Yoke Muslin
At 69c eacl)
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric Gowns, 98c.,
Former price, $1.2ij
Empire, Square Neck,
Recent pricei $1.50
"The Fedora," Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
$1.19, Recent price, $1.6
Skirts in great variety,
The Umbrella Skirts,
with Lace and Em
$1.75 to $7.50 each
Fpe?!als la CkJUreo s Oew&t, Drawers aat
Children's Gicraua Draauz ana Boys' GV
stu and Pique Kilts. Examine tfie goods and
yes will appredcte thtir Talus.
510 and 512
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Agent for Charles A. ,
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A beautiful line of Efi-'
' gagement and Wed
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fine line of 1 .
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Dorflinger's Cut Glass,
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