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SCRANTON, PA., .SATURDAY MOHNING, MAY 18, 1895
TWO CENTS A COPY.
AT SPECIAL PRICES..
You may gather together all the fabrics
for wring and aummer wtar that ever
earn from a loom, and loek them over,
taking th full merit of each Into ac
count, and after all li aald and done, you'll
be bound to admit that there la not one In
the lot that will take the place of these
rich allken weavei, for aolld comfort and
Silks are no longer a luxury. A dozen
different things have brought about a
price revolution In the allk market of the
world, until the Queen of Textile (Silk)
has become a sort of people's fabric. The
proof for thle assertion lies In the Econ
omic 611k Values which follow.
lino 27-lnch Fancy
ania in nut .ma.ll effects: also
fancy Plaids and Clan Tartans for
waists and children's wear.
assorted lot of figured
Taffeta Silks, light, medium and
dark grounds In all sorts of ways:
actual values range from 75c to $1.
Price for choice,
mixed lot white.
nw mjiA black vrounds. With
spots, figures and stripes; 20 pieces
in aii; vatue wc. 10 oc-; specuu
For one week we will offer a capital
rang of the celebrated . "Llbery" and
China Silks manufactured by Cheney
Bros., and guarantee them te be their well
known standard $1.00 quality. Exquisite
patterns on Black, Navy, and Cream
(round. . ' .
Price for One Week
On!y 59 Cents.
if 22-Inch Bilks, light
grounds, with dainty stripes In deli-l
I ( cate tints. An Ideal allk for sum- I
It mer waists. J I
tj Satin Rhadamcs, YV
If full range of desirable shadings, 1
1 1 and astonishing value at 1 1
'f 17-lnoh Block Taffeta YV
II Silks, exactly the same thing 11
II as our usual $1.00 quality. This II
ANOTHER READING COMBINE
The Rickety Road Is Scooped Up by
MR. M'LEOD'S DEAL DISCOUNTED
An Arrangement Effected for a Combine
. That Will Control the Anthracite
. Coal Trade-The Principal Coal
Roods Will Ho In It.
New York, May 17. The best obtain
able Information Is that a deal of gi
gantic proportions has been completed
by the purchase In the stock market for
a combine of a majority of the stock
of the Philadelphia and Reading rail
road. The .acquisition of the stock
began a month ago, and at the close of
: business today It aggregated, it is said,
, 500,000 shares out of a total of 800,000.
I The possession of the Reading Is the
principal part of a scheme of the com
; bine for the control of the anthracite
i coal trade. When the scheme Is fully
consummated the combine will dictate
I tho management absolutely of these
I four companies, Philadelphia and Read-
lug, Delaware, Lackawanna nnd West
; ern railroad, Delaware and Hudson
Canal company and Central Railroad of
j New Jersey. The Vanderbllts and the
j "First National Bank party," as It Is
known In Wall street, are the chief
figures In the combine. The First Na
tional Bank party Is made up of Presi
dent, George F. Baker and Vice Presi
dent Harris C. Fahnestock, of the bank;
President J. Rogers Maxwell, of the
Central Railroad of New Jersey, and
other large capitalists.
The First National Bank party first
secured the New Jersey Central rail
road some five years aro. Two years
ago they allied themselves with the
Vanderbllts in gaining control of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad. The Vanderbllts last year
turned up In control of the Delaware
and Hudson Canal company and ex
cluded from, the boa-d of directors
Colonel Lf grand B. Cannon, who had for
years been the first vice president of the
company. The Vanderbllts have long
had a large interest In the Philadelphia
and Reading. They agreed to Increase
It when the proposition for a combine
came from the National bank party.
J. Plerpolnt Morgan, who is the banker
and financier for tho Vanderbllts, Is on
the other side. He was communicated
with and approved of the scheme.
Regarding tho Tonnage.
The anthracite tonnage of all lines
In 1894 was 42,S57,029, and It was divid
ed among the various roads by per
centages as follows: Philadelphia and
Reading, 19.64; Lehigh Valley 18.49;
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
13.50; Central Railroad of New Jersey,
12.36; Delaware and Hudson, 9.02; Erie
and Wyoming Valley, 4.51; New Tork,
Lake Erie and Western (Pennsylvania
Coal company), 4.36; New Tork, Sus
quehanna and Western, 3.36; Delaware,
Susquehanna . and Schuylkill (Coxe
Bros. 4 Co.), 3.28; New Tork, Ontario
and Western, 2.83.
It will be seen by the figures given
that the fur roads which the syndi
cate dominates had last year 54.52 per
cent, of the entire tonnage. Mr. Mor
gan Is all powerful in the New Tork,
Lake Erie and Western, and it will
Join with the syndicate in its plan. It
also controls the Erie and Wyoming
Valley railroad. The Pennsylvania
railroad will be brought In by Drexel
& Co., of Philadelphia, who handle the
road's bond Issues and other financial
undertakings and with whom Mr. Mor
gan Is connected. For another thing
the Vanderbllts have an actual con
tract with the Pennsylvania, by which
they agree to protect and promote each
others Interests. In fact. Its concur
rence in the deal Is known to have been
secured. Thus 72.41 per cent, of the
total tonnage Is consolidated. The Le
high Valley and the other roads will be
glad to Join In the programme of tho
syndicate, for they will profit by It
Reorganisation lo Follow.
The financial reorganization of the
Reading Is to follow In short order.
The company will on July 1 be In de
fault on the Interest on the general
mortgage bonds for two years. The
amount that will then be owed on this
account Is 33,544,400.
Other obligations which must be
taken care of are receivers' certificates,
3,500,000; floating debt, $4,000,000; car
truBts, $8,000,000, and miscellaneous,
$1,500,000. In addition there Is a claim
against the company on account of the
Poughkeepsle bridge guarantee of
The minimum anthracite production
at present U 40,000,000 tons a year. The
circular prices of coal are $1 to $1.25 a
ton less now than they were a year ago.
An advance of 50 cents a ton could be
made without increasing the cost to
consumers. The difference would come
out of the middlemen's profits and It
would add $20,000,000 a year to the
amount received for the coal. As a
fact existing circular prices are cut 50
cents or more a ton.
Production to Be Restricted.
The Intention of the combine Is to
compel absolute adherence to the circu
lar prices. It can do so by restricting
production to actual consumption.
The Reading Is now able to earn the
interest on the general mortgage bonds
and on the small Issues of bonds ahead
of them, but It has not been able to
earn In addition the Interest on the
floating debt, car trusts, etc. With the
latter obligations out of the way It
could at the Increased prices for coal
pay the regular Interest on the general
mortgage bonds and - the nrlnr lien
bonds, together with 6 per cent on all
classes of the Income bonds except the
, deferred Incomes which are not entitled
to anything until 6 per cent, has been
paid on the stock, and' there would still
be a balance left for the Stock.
When A. A. MoLeod, then president
of the Reading, made his great deal
three years ago, by which he put under
one management the Reading, Jersey
i Pentral, Lehigh Valley and New York
and New England roads, he calculated
I on securing a permanent advance of
I $1.60 a ton in circular prices for coal.
Mr. MoLeod's programme was upset by
. the courts, because In some respects It
conflicted with Pennsylvania and New
Jersey laws. - The combine which has
been buying Reading stock has formu
lated Its plan so as to avoid trouble, of
this kind. -
Interesting Features of the Celebration
Boston, May 17. The feature of this
forenoon's celebration of Archbishop
Williams' Jubilee was a children's cele
bration. The members of the religious
order and delegations of pupils from
the academies, high schools, parochial
schools and orphan asylums from all
parts of the arch-dlocese, assembled In
the cathedral, where a solemn high
mass was celebrated. Archbishop Will
iams assisted, and at the -conclusion of
the services gave his blessings to the
Added Interest was given the occa
sion by the presentation to the arch
bishop of an oil painting of himself in
behalf of the union. Thomas M. Wat
son, president - of the Catholic union,
made a brief address, and Miss Katha
rine E. Conway contributed a poem,
which was read by the Hon. Thomas J.
Qargan. A programme-of vocal and
Instrumental music was rendered. A
select chorus of sixty vocalists repre
sented the leading churches of the city.
Cardinal Oibbons left Boston today
for New York, whence he sails for Eu
rope, Saturday. Monslgnor Satolli re
turned to Washington tonight.
WEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE.
Dim and Company Offer Much That Is
Consoling, Through tho Skies Are Not
New York, May 17. R .O. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
Tho severe cold snap, with extensive
frosts and In some states snow, has,
fortunately, done little damage to the
great cros, though much to fruit, but
has considerably retarded retail trade.
The news of the week is the advance
of 10 per cent. In wages by the Carnegie
Works, followed by the Jones-Laughlln
establishment and evidently Implying
a similar advance by many other con
cerns. The Illinois Steel company Is
starting Us furnaces without granting
the demands of employes.' No advance
has been found practicable In the
woolen mlUs, where conditions as to
prices and foreign competition are very
different and about 10,000 workers are
still idle at Olneyvllle, where the work
should consume 600,000 pounds per
week. In other departments of labor
troubles are not serious, and the de
mand for manufactured products In
creased. With material and steady enlarge
ment In domestic trade there is still
great want of employment In the In
terior for money which comes hither,
$3,500,000 during the past week, and
with the millions distributed by the
syndicate on bond accounts stimulates
Advances In wages of Iron workers
by Mr. Frlck, of the Carnegie company,
are as significant as were the advance
In wages of coke workers by the Frlck
Coke company. Apparently It Is a
strategic movement In the great battle
between Iron producing Interests, al
though It Is generally Interpreted as
proof that the outlook for trade Is suf
ficient to warrant a material advance
In wages and prices.
Foreign trade for the week shows a
heavy decrease, 36 per cent, compared
with last year In exports, and the de
crease la May thus far Is about 2$ per
cent. On the other hand the Imports
for May Increase less than 2 per cent.
In consequence the government reve
nue has materially decreased, the ex
cess of expenditures over receipts for
the month thus far -being $5,572,677.
Failures during the past week have
been 211 in the United States against
219 last year, and 37 in Canada against
24 last year.
WORK OF JACK FROST.
Early Fruit Is Destroyed In Many Sec
tions of tho State.
Bellcfonte, Pa., May 17. An unusual
ly heavy frost last night put an effect
ual end to the hopes of early produce
and fruit growers of this county.
Owing to clouded skies this section had
not suffered much from the cold snap
that was thought to have pased by yes
terday. This morning, however, the
ground was white with frost and corn,
potatoes, fruit tress and early garden
truck are frozen black.
York, Pa., May 17. This county was
visited by a killing frost laBt night.
Early vegetables and small fruits are
badly damaged. The minimum tem
erature during the night the night was
Bethleham, Pa., May 17. This section
of the country was visited by heavy
frosts last night. In some places ponds
were froen over this morning. It is
feared the early gardening and fruit
trees are greatly damaged. The oldest
residents say there has never been such
a heavy frost in May in their recollec
tion. Pcnsloii Airin: Ancstcd.
Lancaster. Pa., May 17. Pension agent
Edwin Bookmyer was arrested hsre last
night on a charge of pension Irregulari
ties preferred before United States Com
missioner Montgomery by Special Agent
Jenks, of the pension bureau. It n) al-
legot that Bookmyer charged applicants a
greater amount than allowed by law.
Bookmyer was held In $1,600 ball. Com
plaint has also bean mudo against his
daughter, Sua, In tho same connection.
She was arrested this morning, and she
and her father were given a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner Mont
gomery. The commissioner beld each ef
the defendants In $1,500 mall for trial at
court In Philadelphia next week.
Mcnde to Ho Retired.
Washington, Mey 17. The president has
decided to comply with Admiral Meado's
request to be placed on the retired list,
and that officer's active career will be
terminated on Monday next. An order re
tiring a naval officer does not relieve him
of responsibilities for any act while on
duty since his detachment should his
superior officers order an Investigation
Into any matters previously arising.
STATE SNAP SHOTS.
' Reading Baptists have closed their as
' Tons of Iron ore In a mine near Lancas
ter crushed to death Andrew Bittus.
Allegheny county folks bave $76,000,000
on Interest, a gain In one year of $3,000,000.
Golden Eagles In convention at WI1I
lamsport decided to meet next year at Al
toona. . " -
I Schuylkill county's floating debt Is $128
tOO;. the treasury Is empty and a big loan
Is probable. ......
; Reading's Veteran Legion officially pro
tests against Chicago's Confederate mon
ument dedication on Memorial Day.
CAUGHT BY FALLING WALL
Patal Results of a Chicago Con
LIST OP KILLED AND INJURED
A Portion of the Wall of a Durncd Build
ing Falls Upon a Gang of Work
men Similar Aoeldont
Chicago, May 17. While fifteen men
were engaged this afternoon In tearing
down the walls of the' Globe Molding
works, which was burned six weeks
ago, one of the walls fell in a heap
without warning to the workmen with
Dead William -Mangle, 33 years old.
Fatally Injured James Carbine, 27
years old, single, Montour, 111.; skull
fractured and body crushed.
Injured Thomas Burns, 35 years old,
married, Chicago; scalp wounds and
body bruises. A. Tarbosky, bruised.
The other workers managed to rush
from under the falling mass of bricks
and mortar Just In time to escape In
Jury and at once began to dig out the
unfortunate ones, dead or Imprisoned,
under the debris. Firemen and police
officers came in to assist In the work
of . rescue. While they were at work
there came another crash, accompanied
by the warning crle's of the assembled
men, women and children. At the same
Instant part of another wall came
crashing down and a panic prevailed
among the people. The mortar and
brick fell around the workers, but all
managed to grope their way to the
street In safety.
' Morris Fegal, the contractor who had
the Job for tearing down the burned
budding was arrest' d on the charge
of criminal carelessness.
Collapse at Providence.
Provldeence, h. I., May 17. By the
collapse of a two-story building at
Jocho this afternoon three persons were
killed and seven others were more or
less severely Injured and narrowly es
caped a similar fate. The victims of
the catastrophe were:
Mrs. Heromlne Querttn, a French
Canadian woman, aged 04; Asa Q. Ald
rlch, carpenter, aged 66; Alice Le
moine, a child 2 years. The Injured
were Mrs. Joseph Lemoine, Mrs.
Louise Lemoine, Noe Richard, a ma
son; a boy named Valllere; Demase
Oosselln, a lad of 9 years; Joseph Le
moine, owner of the building and his
grandson, a lad of 9 years, who was
the most seriously Injured of the sur
vivors, his legs having been broken at
The building was a two-story frame
structure with basement and attic. It
was owned by Joseph Lemoine, a man
of 86 years, who, with his sons, Frank
and Louis, and several workmen have
been engaged for 5 j-erafi weeks In
turning around and raising the build
ing to fit the basement story for busi
Several carpenters were at work dur
ing the afternoon and probably Jarred
the frail supports and without a mo
ment's warning the building fell, bury
ing in the ruins the workmen, the oc
cupants of the tenements upstairs, and
a couple of school boys who were pass
ing. ELECTION OF RANGERS.
Results of Lost Day's Sessions of Anolcnt
Order of Foresters.
Reading, Pa., May 17. The fourth
and last day's session of Ancient Order
of Foresters was taken up with the
election of officers, which resulted as
Qrand chief ranger, George A. Mav-
berry, Philadelphia; grand sub-chief
ranger, Richard Lewis, Plymouth;
grand treasurer, James Bretherick,
Philadelphia; grand secretary, M. M.
Cashmore, Philadelphia; grand record
ing secretary, Henry Baston. Scranton:
grand senior woodward, C. B. Ertatnan,
Middletown; grand Junior woodward.
John Parcell, Pittsburg; grand senior
beadle, Thomas Rowland,, Houtzdate;
grand Junior beadle, Arthur Lock, Car.
bondale; grand trustee, Alexander
Humphreys, Philadelphia; Eben B.
Davis, Scranton, and John M. Kessel,
Pittsburg. Auditors, William J. Burke,
John J. Ouerln and Julius Elchler, Phil
adelphia. Delegates to supreme court,
Thomas J. Ford, Pittsburg; William
Kirk, Philadelphia; William Walnman,
Philadelphia; James Christie, Phila
delphia; T. W. Murray, Philadelphia;
George P. Scheehle, Phladelphla; Job
Harris, Scranton; Edward Jones, Pitts
burg; A. F. Schramk, Philadelphia;
William Broekenshlre, Scranton; P. C.
B. O'Donovan, Philadelphia; Robert
The ofllcers were Installed this even
ing. The next meeting will be held at
PRICE FOR A STOLEN BOY.
Supposed Kidnapers Want e Paltry
Kansnin of St 25.
Pittsburg, May 17. Herman Lau
terback, aged 14, disappeared from his
home on Addison street last November.
Today his parents received a letter di
recting them to place $125 In a hidden
spot, at Reed and Overlll streets, to
Insure the return of their son.
The letter further stated that If this
was not done the boy would never re
turn alive, and they would share his
fate. The police were notified of the
llall Players Fight.
Louisville, Ky, May 17. A disgraceful
scene occurred in the dining room of the
Louisville hotel last night. Loft Fielder
Tommy McCarthy, of the Bolton ball club,
struck Jack Stlvetts, pitcher, of the same
club, a heavy blow on the jaw while he
was eating his supper. Stlvetts controlled
himself while In the room and followed
McCarthy Into the lobby, but MaCarthy
got out of the way. The cause of the dif
ficulty could not be learned. Manager
.:loe says he will severely punish the
Florida FUlbimterlnn. i
Jacksonville, Fla,, May 17.-At Key
West, Fla., It Is said a filibustering expe
dition left for Cuba, while the Infanta
Isabel was detained In quarantine at
Tampa. The report comes from a reliable
source and seems to be welt founded.
' V Rifle Practise season,
i Harrlsburg, Pa., May 17. An order was
Issued this afternoon by Adjutant Oeneral
Stewart announcing the rifle practice
season, which opens May 1 and closes Oct,
$1, . accompanied by the rules governing
the same.. ...- "
KATAIIDIN A FAILURE.
The New Armor-Clod Ram lias No
Washington, May 17. The armor-slad
ram Katabdln, It Is said, has failed to
reach expectations, and as a result of
the trial run given the vessel by the
contractors several days ago some im
portant changes may be necessary. It
is regarded as doubtful, however, if the
government will ever succeed In getting
the speed out of the vessel that was
required and was promised by the de
. According to a contract the vessel was
to show a speed of 17 knots with an ex
pendlture of 4,300 horse power. On
Wednesday during her run the maxi
mum speed reached was 16.25 knots. This
was secured only by the extraordinary
exertion of 6,500 horse-power, which Is
beyond the safety limit.
TOWPATH GIVES WAY.
And the Moisture Departs from a Portion
of the D. & II. Canal.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Hawley, May 17. The Delaware and
Hudson Canal towpath, one vjulle west
of White Mills, broke out at 4.46 o'clock
this afternoon, letting the water out of
the level between two locks.
The break Is about sixty feet long
and several feet deep. It will probably
take several days to get it In shape ta
Burglars Enter the Postofflce and Blow
Open the Safe and Secure a Small
Amount of Cash.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Honesdalo, May 17. When Clerk
Horace Collum opened the postofllce
for business this morning, his eyes
were greeted with a sight that at once
told of the presence during the nlirht
of burglars. The safe had been blown
open and contents were scattered
The burglars had cut a small square
hole In the door at the side of the
building, using an augur. They evi
dently thought they could open, the
door by turning tho night latch, but
the door was locked with both the night
latch and large lock. They then tried
to pry the door open with a chisel, but
being foiled In this also turned their
attention to a window. The shutter
was easily opened and the window
Once inside they proceeded Imme
diately to the safe and forced off the
combination. The door was blown open
and completely wrecked. From Its con
dition there must have been a loud ex
plosion. A steel drawer and a wooden
drawer with their contents were re
moved. A registered leter containing
$50 In bills and some other registered
matter were In the safe in plain sight,
but were unmolested. The stamps that
were In the safe were not touched.
It would appear that the robbery was
performed by persons that were far
from being experts or professionals.
Their manner ef entering was rather
bungling. The safe was blown out
wtth great force, and much valuable
matter that could have readily been
converted Into cash as well as money
in registered letters was not touched.
The thieves evidently knew where the
money was kept and did not touch the
other drawers. Unless they became
frightened It Is a mystery why the
registered mail was not taken.
A boarder at the Allen House, which
Is nearly opposite the postofflce, claims
to have heard an explosion about 1
o'clock, but thought It was blasting.
Hon. C. C. Jadwln, who lives a hundred
yards away, also says he heard an ex
plosion at one o'clock. One hundred
dollars reward has been offered by
Postmaster Brlggs for tho capture of
. EDWIN WALSH ESCAPES.
Jury In His Case Iieturns a erdlet of Not
Pottsville, Pa., May 17. The Jury In
the case of Edwin A. Walsh, of Ma
hanoy Plain, charged with murdering
his wife on the night of Feb. 23, came
In at 11 o'clock this morning, after be
ing out all night, with a verdict of of
not guilty. The prisoner was Imme
The defense brought out the face that
Mrs. Walsh was addicted to drink, and
she made home miserable for her fam
ily. It was shown that she was under
the Influence of liquor the night of her
death, and that she died from Injuries
received by falling down stairs.
HEIR TO MILLIONS.
Frank Antrim Is Discovered by an Irish
Fortune of S75,000,000.
Qulncy, 111., May 17. Frank Antrim,
of this city, assistant baggagemaster of
the Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy
railroad, has received work that his
effort to secure recognition of his claim
as an heir of the great Antrim estate In
County Antrim, Ireland, has succeeded.
The estate Is worth about $75,000,000.
Mr. Antrim estimates his share at
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000. He Is 30 years
of age and has a wife and three chil
dren, Entorprlse Brcnkcr nurnoj.
Shamokln, Pa., May 17. The breaker of
the Enterprise Coal company was com
pletely destroyed by fire last night, caus
ing a loss of at least $IU,000. About 500
men and boys are thrown out of employ
ment. The breaker will be rebuilt at
once. The Iosb Is partially covered by In
The fall af a huge meteor near Nibs,
Mich,, frightened the farmers.
An explosion wrecked the powder works
at Dollar Bay, Mich., and killed Fred
As the result of a quarrel, George Floyd,
a Cleveland detective, was fatally wound
ed by his wife.
Lynchers at Marlon, Ky., took John
Howerton, who assaulted Anna Pierce, out
of Jail and hanged him.
Sylvia Thome, the actress, Is suing at
New York far divorce from her husband,
Benjamin Tuthlll, for alleged unfaithful
ness. John Homerton was hanged by a mob
Wednesday night at Marlon, Ky., for fe
loniously assaulting 16-year-old Anna
Ex-Mayor Ben Russell, of Lexington,
Moi, blew his brains : out yesterday,
through despondency over financial
A buffalo, escaping from the Wild West
show, at Schenectady, N. Y was run
down, Jumped In the Erie canal and was
SEARCHING FOR A QUORUM
Difficulty Encountered in Transact
WARRANTS P0R ABSENTEES
Sergcant-at-Arms Instrnoted to Arrest
Members Wbo Were Absent Without
Leave-Beer Tax Bill Amended,
Passes Second Heading,
Harrlsburg, Pa., May 17. The house
met at 9 o'clock this morning. There
were many vacant seats, and the law
makers had "that tired feeling,' which
seems Inseparable from the close of the
week's legislative round.
The Cochran bill, providing a tax on
beer of 24 cents a barrel, was amended
In several particulars. One amend
ment provides that beer manufactured
for export shall be exempt. An amend
ment was offered by Mr- Fow providing
that licensed bottlers shall have their
tax certificates furnished by city and
county treasurers. This was with
drawn with the understanding that it
will be Inserted on third reading. Other
amendments were Immaterial, and after
some debate the bill passed second read
ingyeas, 88; nays, 15.
Senate bills on second reading were
next In order, and Mr. Pelts called up
the postponed bill to punish pool selling
receiving and transmitting bets or aid
ing in pool selling or betting. He made
an address on the merits of the bill, and
on the question of proceeding to con
sideration of the measure the roll call
showed the absence of a quorum, the
yeas being 77, and the nays 18. Speaker
Walton ordered a call of the house and
the doors were locked, all strangers be
ing permlted to retire. There was a
great scurrying to and fro and then
the roll was again called. It showed 95
present, eight less than a quorum,
Searoh for Absentees.
The speaker then directed the ser-geant-at-arms
to search for absent
members, all doors being carefully
guarded to prevent any person enter
ing except under guard of the officers
of the house. Five members wero
brought in after a long wait, each one
being excused after explaining his ab
sence. Having still no quorum the
speaker issued his warrant for the ar
rest of absent members and adjourned
the house until Monday evening.
The sergeant-at-arms has hod placed
in his hands the speaker's warrant for
the arrest of the following members
absent without leave today: Messrs.
Ames, Anderson, Andrews, Clark, Bald
win, Biddle, Bolard, Biles, Cruise, Com
ly, Dambly, Devlin, Dixon, Douthett,
Eby, Ellis, Farr, Fredericks, Garvin,
Goentner, Gransbach, Grelner, Heldel
back, Merrman, Hershey, Hopwood,
Hunter, Jennings, Keen, Kerr, King,
Klnner, Luden, John H. Marshall,
Mast, Millard, Frank N. Moore, Linus
W. Moore, Muehlbronner, McLean, Mc
Farlane, Nickel, Page, Pascoe, D. Hun
ter Patterson, James Patterson, John
K. Patterson, Pennewlll, Pomeroy,
Porter, Prltchard, Raven, Reeves, Rice,
RItchey, Rutter, Schrlnk, Seanor, Smi
ley, W. O. Smith, Snlvely, Spangler,
Tiffany, Underwood, Ware, Wana
maoher, Weibel, WelHver, Weyand,
Williams. Hugh L. Wilson, John S.
Wilson, Matthew M. Wilson, Zehndor
Sabbath Observance Committee Keports
Resolutions Deprecating Manner in
Which Sunday Is Observed.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 14. At the morn
ing session of the Presbyterian general
assembly most of the committees were
announced, the liberal representation
being so small that their Influence will
not be felt. Governor Beaver will be
appointed vice moderator.
The Sabbath observance committee
reported a series of resolutions which
were adopted deprecating the growing
tendency to make the Sabbath a season
of worldly entertainment, commending
all Sunday legislation designed to pro
tect the Christian Sabbath and warn
ing ministers and members of the insid
ious Influence of the Sunday news
papers, and urging them by word and
action to do all they can to decrease
their unwholesome power.
This afternoon the venerable Joseph
T. Smith, chairman of the standing
committee on church unity and federa
tion, asked to be retired from further
connection with the committee. Mr.
Smith's request Is made on account of
the unfriendly action of the late gen
eral assembly In ordering the commit
tee to temporarily suspend Its corre
spondence with the Protestant Episco
pal church, with a view to the union of
the two churches. His report simply
asks for a continuance of this commi
ttee on the same line ef work. No ac
tion was taken.
The report of the committee on sem
inary control reaffirming the action of
the assembly of 1894, and declaring that
In its Judgment, the effort should be
continued to secure the adoption In
substance of the assembly's plan by all
the seminaries, was read and discussed
until the hour of adjournment.
PRINCE LIKES OUR BEER.
Ills Highness of Bnttcnborg Says It's a
Very Good Drink.
Omaha, Neb., May 17. Prince Joseph
of Battenburg came to Omaha on the
Union Paclllc overland flyer this even
ing. After a few moments wait at the
depot he went on to Chicago over the
While at the depot he told an Inquir
ing reporter that the one thing that
struck him particularly In, America
was the excellent lager beer. Ho named
no brand, but drank a mug of Omaha
brew with evident relish.
Drown Mnrdor Cnse.
Louisville. Ky., May 17. The grand Jury
has Anally decided to Investigate the kill
ing of Arch Dixon Brown and Mrs. Gor
don by her husband, Fulton Gordon. To
day the Jury ordered all the witnesses who
figured In, the caso during the examination
In the city court to be summoned to appear
In the Jury room next Friday morning. It
was generally - believed about the courts
this afternoon that there would not be an
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