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EIGIIT rAGES -G4 COLUMNS.
SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COrY.
AT SPECIAL PRICES.
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came from a loom, nnd look them over, ,
taking the full merit of each Into ac
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different things have brought about a
price revolution) In the silk markets of the j
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 Silk Values which follow.
line 27-lnch Fancy
entra in nMt Hmnll effects: also
fancy Plalda and Clan Tartans for
waists and children s wear.
mixed lot white.
navy and black grounds, with
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MEMBERS BEFORE THE BAR
Seventy-four Will He Arraigned for
TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OP THEM
Speaker Wnllon Decides That Something
.Must Do Dodo to Secure Attention
to llusliicss-Ciiow County Killed
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
llurrlsburg May 19. The congres
sional, senatorial ami legislative ap
portionment bills will come up in 1 lie
house next Tuesday on tltial passage.
There Is little opposition in the house
to the congressional and senatorial ap
portionment measures. The example of
Governor Hastings In urging a general
apportionment has liud a good effect.
There Is talk that Senator Cameron,
who comes up for re-eleetrlon two years
hence, prefers to have the districts re
main as they uxe. but Cameron's ob
jections will hardly be strong enough
to defeat an. apportionment.
The argument Is used that the ohjert
oss ought to puss the measures and
leave the adjustment of the disputes to
a conference committee. It (s believed
a iotat committee of senators ml rep
resentatives can fix up a satisfactory
apportionment. However, If the re
quirements of the constitution ore
obeyed, a. number of people will be ad
versely affected. The members from
counties where the population has de
clined are confident they have the peo
ple now to entitle them to their pres
ent representation. These objectors
claim that as five years have passed
since the census was taken it would be
fair to wait until WOO rather than im
pose a hardship on their counties.
Smith's School Proposition.
Representative Smith, of Redford.
will make nn effort next week to se
cure a larger share of the school fund
for the sparsely settled districts. He
has discussed the subject at great
length with Senator Filnn, chairman
of the senate education committee. The
senator is inclined to favor Smith's
proposition to give each school $50 and
then divide the balance according to
the number of taxables. provided that
each school district raises by taxation
half as much as U receives from the
The rural members will be satisfied
with S',0 a school, but some of them
object to the condition that the districts
must raise by taxation a sum equal to
halt the appropriation received. On the
other hand some city members are op
posed to giving each school $50. Mr.
Smith declares if the house rejects
these amendments he will throw up the
bill in disgust.
Whether or not the school appropria
tion will be scaled down to $10,000,000
for the next two years is a question.
If the 122 members who signed the
memorial appealing to Governor Hast
ings to use his Influence against the
proposed reduction stand together it
certainly cannot be done. It is be
lieved that many of them signed It out
of courtesy to Representative Dambly.
If it Is a question between charity and
the schools, charity will undoubtedly
win, for $10,000,000 will be set aside any
how for the education of children. The
general appropriation bill will probably
be reported to the house this week.
Then the great fight on the school ques
tln will occur.
The house Is not showing any mercy
to the elections committee of the ses
sion of 1S!3. There is a strong feeling
that such investigations are distasteful
to the people and a waste of money, es
pecially when partisan decisions are
rendered. All the appropriating bills
of the committee to reimburse the
members and ofllcors for their services
have been defeated. An effort Is be
ing made to have them reconsidered.
I', this Is accomplished, and the bills
lass. It Is believed Governor Hastings
fill emulate the example of his prede
cessor and veto them. The Heller-Lau-bach
senatorial contest this session will
cost $25,000. Senator Laubach Is a
Democrat and the chances are he will
not be disturbed.
Members Ilcfore tho Bar.
There will be a full house on Mon
day evening for the first time since the
opening of the session. The spectacle
of seventy-four members under arrest
for contempt for being absent without
leave has seldom been witnessed at
the state capital. In 1889, when Speak
er Buyer had 100 representatives arrest
ed for the same offense, he had con
siderable trouble with some of ,the
members. One of them, a well-known
Thlladelphian, defied the speaker and
refused to appear before the bar of the
house, stating that it was a farce.
Whether such a scene will be duplicat
ed on Monday evening remains to be
developed. At that time the absentees
Insisted on arguing their case, and af
ter a few had been heard the balance
Speaker Walton knew what he was
doing when ordered the arrest of these
absent members, and his action meets
with popular favor. The speaker has
been much annoyed by the carelessness
and tardiness of certain members. He
feels that It was time to make example
of somebody, nnd unfortunately, a
number of good and faithful fellows
were caught napping. Another nuis
ance that is responsible for many de
lays Is the constant reconsideration of
bills that have been defeated by de
The bill creating the office of deputy
auditor general has been given another
show. It was reconsidered last Thurs
day, and Is again on the calendar for
third reading and final piHsaJ:. It
may be called up at the plesure of Its
friends. Auditor General Mylln will
make no changes In his department
until the bill is disposed of. He Is
anxious to have It become a law, as It Is
clulmed the office is actually a neces
sity. The auditor general, with the ex
ceptlon of the adjutant general, Is the
only official at the state capital who
J does not have a deputy. The bill In
creasing the salary of the adjutant gen-
' oral from $2,600 to $3,000 will come ui In
I the house next Tuesday on A special
I order for third reading and final pas
sage. Judging from the unanimity with
which It passed second reading laBt
"week It Is thought the bill will pass. It
I has gone through the senate.
The Grow county movement has been
killed by a single blow from Attorney
General MoCornilck. He has given the
commissioners .to make tho survey for
the proposed county nn opinion which
effectually bars Its prompters from ac
complishing their purpose. The deci
sion will have an important bearing on
future movements for tho erect Ion of
new counties. The attorney general de
cides that the words "county neat" In
the act of 1S78, where It says "no part
of a new oounty shall be within ten
miles of the county Droit," means the
"county town" nnd not the buildings In
which the business of the county Is
done. Under this decision the area of
Grow county Is reduced to less than 400
miles as required by the constitution.
In locating the proposed county the
description miulred the commissioners
appointed by Governor Hustings to
run u circular line of about thirty miles
Kng as a limit to the county. In exe
cuting their work they took the count
house at Wllkes-Barre ns the center of
the circular line, Instead of taking the
limits of that city as a common' center
to the line. Tho question appeared to
be oue requiring a legal interpretation,
and Ivfore tiling their report the com-
n tsBlom-rs submitted the question to
Attorney general McPormlok, who holds
that the term "county seat In the con
stitution nnd the net of 1878 menus the
county town" nnd not the actual busi
ness place of conducting the olllclal
affairs of the county.
On the plan adopted by tho commis
sioners I hey found territory enough for
the proposed county to meet the re
quirements of the constitution. Being
required, however, to modify their re
port in conformity with the opinion
of the attorney general there will not
bo enough territory in the proposed
county to amount to 400 square miles.
It was Intended to creaito Grow county
out of a portion of Luzerne county nnd
make Shlckshlnny the county seat. The
movement was started to offset that for
Quay county, which Is proposed to be
created out of portions of Schuylkill
and I.uzerae counties.
The boomers of Quay county will call
up the bill In the house next Wednes
day and e-ndoavor to pass It finally.
There will doubtless be a full nouse, as
the members who have been absenting
themselves for some time ami nre in
contempt will try and purge them
selves before the house and their con
stituents by giving more attention
hereafter to their duties. The Monon-
iln la county bill Is still In the senate
committee on new counties and county
BIS FIRE AT ST. ALBANS.
Greater Portion of tho Iluslncss Section
of the City Is Reduced to Ashes-Five
f Aihnna Vt.. May 19. The mo3t
erntion which lias ever
visited Vermont, this afternoon laid
waste a great portion of the Dusiness
in town. The fire started
at 8 o'olock in the lumber yard of W. S.
Fonda, and a high south wina causea
the flames to enter the every heart of
the town. In five minutes the Are was
raging In a dozen different places, and
the tire companies were powerless. The
I Is estimated at three-quarters of a
million dollars. Fully 500 people are to
night without shelter. Forty Dusiness
places were destroyed, together with at
least 100 tenements, to say nothing of
At nbout 5.30 o'clock help arrived from
niirltnirtMii n ml Swanton. By this time.
however, the fire was under control,
although it extended Its lines here and
there. The flames jumped from the
lumber yard to the center of the town
In an Instant, passing over a territory
fnllv Rfio vRnls In extent, without doing
any damage. From the center of the
town the conflagration passed north
ward, destroying in its progress me
new government building, the extensive
plant of the St. Albans' Dally Mes
senger and job print, and streets of
business houses and tenements. The
fir, m,.a are now under control, but are
being steadily watched to prevent a sec
On II Hamilton Sinking.
Washington. May 19. Mary Abigail
Dodge (Call Hamilton) It Is reported to
night has been slowly sinking all day and
her death. It Is feared, may be only a
question of a few houVs. For two tlavs
Miss Dodge has been unconscious to her
Their Wages Increased.
Norrlstown, Pa., Mny 19. The Norrln
town Woolen company, employing nearly
400 hands, have made an Increase In wages
of 10 per cent, to go Into effect at once.
Tho mill Is compelled to run on "double
turn" to fill orders.
A rich vein of paint ore was discovered
The Bank of Pittsburg yesterday built
a bonfire of 300 old bank notes.
Because tho gold cure wouldn't cure him,
J. H. Frcese, of Pittsburg, hanged himself.
Liquor dealers at Lnncaster and Colum
bia have organized a branch of the State
While looking for work at Royersford,
Albert Hartman, of Lebanon, was killed
by a train.
Pennsylvania farmers say tho wheat
crop never looked more promising at this
season than It does now,
F.lghteen rattlesnakes In one den were
killed by Jomes O'Connor's lumbermen at
Ulnckwell's, Lycoming county.
Fulling Into a vat of boiling tannery
liquid at Trout Run, above Wllllamsport,
Henry Dally was fatally scaldod.
Tho annual council of the Mount Ver
non Lucl Inn' association Is In session at
Washington's home. , '
Wagers of $15,000 will fall to Colonel
John Bradbury, of Los Angolos, Cal., if
ho makes a trip around tho world in ninety
On suspicion of having murdered Nils
Paulsen, a stonecutter, at Brockton,
Mass., Petor Wlngate, a peddler, Is under
Deserted by her husband, Mrs. Knto
Reeves, of Pine Bluff, Ark., choked her
3-year-old child to death, and then took
After two attempts to burn a school
house at Phllllpsburg, N. Y., dynamite
was found In tho coal box and the neigh
borhood is greatly alarmed.
The'y hung the Jury instead of the mur
derer at Cleveland, Tenn., In the case cf
the killing of Dr. N. P. Griffith last May
by W. L. Steakly, In a political row. -
A granddaughter of ' Dean Richmond,
former president of the New York Central
railroad, will contest Mrs. Richmond's
will, which out her off on account of nor
EARTHOUAKES IN ITALY
The City of Plorcncc Thrown Into a
Panic by Shocks.
HOUSES SWAYED LIKE SHIPS
MudJcnod Crowds Hush from the The
atres and Many Are Klllcd-At Lap
pnggl forty Houses Are lllown
Pown-Tho Population Awed.
Florence, May 19. The population of
this city was thrown into a state of
panlo loet night by a Beries of earth
quakes that did much damage here and
In other places. The shocks wero so
violent that houses swayed like ships
in a seawuy, and. In a number of cases,
roofs fell in, injuring many persons
who had sought sarety In flight. The
wildest scenes were at the theatul'S,
where performances were going on us
usual. Tho first shock caused those In
the audiences to look wuuderlugly at
each other. Then the earth swayed
again, and amid shouts of "earth
quukn" the crowds made wild rushes
for the exits. Mad with terror, no re
spect was shown for the women, weak
or aged, and In the crush many were
badly hurt. Upon reaching the strcetH
the crowds from the theaters met those
who hud fled from their dwellings, and
tho excitement that ensued mude con
fusion worse confounded.
At Grasslna, a suburb of Florence,
the shocks were very violent. The ex
tent of the earth movement may be
Judged from the fact that a loaded
omnibus was overturned. Twelve resi
dents of Grasslna were hurt. A num
ber of persons refused to re-enter their
houses during the night.
After the first severe shocks there
were repeated lighter ones. The seis
mic disturbances were felt at Lucca,
I'ontedera and generally throughout
Tuscany. The center of the movement
was at Florence.where, for many years,
nothing similar has occurred.
Around Florence a number of houses
wero destroyed, and four persons were
killed. At the time of sending this dis
patch full details are wanting, but It
is believed that later reports from the
country affected will show that there
has been a considerable number of
The Prince of Naples, the Crown
Prince, who Is residing in the royal
palace here, visited several points dur
ing the night, inspecting the damage
that had been done. At 4 o'clock this
morning he started for Grasslna.
Forty Houses Wrecked.
As further reports of the earthqunke
come to hand, the extent of the dis
aster widens. At Lappaggi, a village
near Grasslna, no less than forty houses
were thrown from their foundations
and completely wrecked. A sad feature
of the disaster at this place was the
finding of the body of a young mother
with her Infant clasped to her heart,
crushed to death oeneath the falling
walls of her home.
Great damage was clone In Florence.
Today an Investigation was made by
the municipal authorities, who esti
mated that 3,000 houses were damaged.
The cathedral, an Imposing example of
Italian gothic architecture, and prob
ably the most remarkable building of
Its kind in Europe, was somewhat dam
aged. The director of the observatory, of
whom many anxious Inquiries were
made today, does not venture to proph
ecy a recurrence of the dlaturance,
but further shocks are feared.
The npismlc manifestation of last
night was the most violent that Flor
ence has known since 1,445, the earth
quake of 1730, which was historical In
the annals of the city, having been
The population of the city was awed
by the disaster. Crowds wander about
the streets, their only topic of conver
sation being of shocks. Kverybody Is
anxiously awaiting the coming of the
night, the fear being general that the
quakes will then ngnln occur. Many
persons have entirely abandoned their
homes and Intend to pbnss the night It,
places where there will be no danger
of buildings falling upon them.
A despatch received this evening from
Naples, the scene of so many disastrous
earthquakes, says there has been no
disturbance In that district.
So far as known now the disaster was
worst at Grasslna.
ST KIKE IS IlKOKEN.
Labor Operations Will lie Resumed at the
niuefleld. W. Va,, May 19. It has
been definitely settled tha't operations
will be resumed in four of the largest
Went Virginia mines on Tuesday.
These mines are lr the heart of the
Elkhorn district. Militia are In readi
ness, but Governor McCorkle will not
let them move until Btrlkers actually
attack the works. If these operations
go along successfully the strike can
not succeed. There was considerable
firing at the Virginia soldiers stationed
at Pocuhontofl last night.
The shooting was from the West Vir
ginia side. In one case a bullet struck
th door of a house at the works; In
another a ball struck the earth within
a few Inches of a soldier. The mis
creants keep themselves safely hidden
In the brush and timber.
INCOME TAX DECISION.
Tho Announcement F.xpoetod Today Mny
Again no Postponed.
Washington, May 19. The supreme
court of the United States will re-'as-semble
tomorrow. It Is expected that
the decision upon the Income tax cases
will be announced tomorrow, but It Is
not absolutely certain that this will be
One fact, however, seems conclusive
ly established, which Is that the fate of
tho income tax law has been definitely
settled one way or the other. That
point was settled when the court met
In the conference on May 11, and Jus
tice Jackson announced his views and
caet his vote. So that there IB nothing
In the rumor that a further consulta
tion 1h necessary before the decision
can be' stated.
' Should the chief Justice announce the
opinion and Judgment of the court to
morrow this announcement may not
be made until some time after the court
convenes, at 12 o'clock., Decisions are
expected tomorrow In about twenty
oases, some of them of considerable
Importance, and which have been un
der consideration for months.
Under ordinary circumstances the
court would adjourn tomorrow for the
summer recess, but the condition of
business is such that It la probable the
adjournment for the term will not taku
place before June 30.
ATTACKED IJY MEXICANS.
twenty American Surveyors Are Killed
hy t anners.
El Paso, Tex., May 19. Information
was received here last night of a bloody
local revolt which broke out In a set
tlement between tho town of Guada
louo Otilvo and Vnrvagam, In the
state of Chihuahua, Mexico, a few days
ago. The itroulle began when the na
tives living In the dlKtrlot attacked a
surveying party under C. P. Morrison,
nn American, nnd killed twenty of the
firty. The affair was reported to tho
commnnder of Mexican troops at Par
rot, who Immediately started a le
ti hmenit of 100 men to the soine. Lost
Wednesday the troops were assaulted
by the natives and rotix-ated, leaving
half of their dead and wounded on the
The appointment of the American,
Morrison, to Hurvey government land
which Is now occupied by native
farmers, caused the trouble. Morrison
was to receive a certain portion of the
land for his work. The natives num
ber about 2.000 men. Troops have been
ordered from Chihuahua to quell the
revolt. Morrison escaped.
ST0BY OF AWFIL Ml'BDEIL
Young Girl's Uody II irrlhly Mtitilutcd by
Nccrocs-Tlio Ticnds Aro Tortured by
Ellavllle, Fla., May 19. iMIks Mamie
Armstrong, tho daughter of a promi
nent farmer, left her homo six days
ago to spend it he night with a neighbor,
who lived about two miles distant. The
next day Miss Armstrong's father went
to tho house of tho neighbor to bring
his daughter home, and was surprised
and alarmed to hoar 'that nothing hud
been seen of her.
Mr. Armstrong alarmed the neigh
bors and searched for the missing girl.
The searclu-rs found the corpse of
M1R9 Armstrong in a clump of bushes.
In the woods. The body of the girl was
in a horrible condition. Every shred
of clothing had been -.torn oft, and (the
had been assaulted.
Her head was crushed and her throat
cut. It was evident that girl had made
a desperate light, for under her nails
were found pieces of black cuticle
which she had torn from her assail
ants. After caring for the manglfd corpse,
the enraged whites began a search for
the perpetrators of tho deed.
As they approached the home of Sam
IJthols, the negro ran out and started
for the woods, but was stopped with a
bullet, which wounded him slightly.
The uesro waa examined and his face
found to be scratched. Threatened
with Instant death, he confessed that
h with Sim Crowley and John Brooks,
had murdered her. Echols said that
they kept the girl twenty-four hours
before killing her. Most of the time
Miss Armstrong was unconscious.
Having secured the negroes Implicat
ed by Echols, the white men took them
to a dense swamp on the Suwanoe
river, where they were tortured. Just
what manner of death was meteu out
to the negroes Is not positively known,
but It Is reported that they were flayed
alive and then burned.
The scene of the crime and triple
lynching Is near large phosphnte
mines, In which are employed many
negroes of the worst class. Assaults
on white women have been frequent,
and within six months twelve negroes
have been lynched in that vicinity.
ODD FELLOWS GATHERING.
Annual Sessions of the Grnnd I.odgo to
lie Held nt Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 19. Tho coming
week will be a memorable one in the
hlrtory of Odd Fellows, not only of this
state, but of the entire country. The
annual session of the grand lodges and
graund encampment of Pennsylvania,
which is to be held here for the first
time In twenty years, will be In itself
an event of great Importance. Added
to this, however, will be the much more
Interesting and Important dedication of
the new temple, which Is the greatest
structure of Its kind In the counry.
Theceremonles Incidental to tho dedi
cation and the sessions of the encamp
ment will bo most elaborate and will
occupy tho entire week. Odd Fellows
from all parts of tho country, with
many othor out-of-town visitors, who,
though non-members, are deeply Inter
ested in tho event, have already be
gun to arrive, and it Is expected hat
there will be nt lenst 100,000 visitors
In tho city when tho week's ceremonies
The grand lodge nnd other members
of the order to the number of about
800 attended divine services In the
Tabernacle Baptist church this morn
ing, l'tcv. George E. Reese, pastor of
the church, preached an Interesting ser
mon upon the coming week of celebra
tion. Trench llnvo Pcfcnted Hovns.
Tarls, Mny 19. An olllclal cable dispatch
sent from Majunga, Madagascar, today,
states that the French have defeated the
llovas at Saknlave, killing Blxty of them.
A French lieutenant and twelve men were
New Haven, Conn., May 19. The dnto of
the Intercollcglato gun club shoot hns
been ngnln changed. It will tnko plnce
next Friday aftornoon at Princeton. Har
vard, Princeton and Yalo will compete.
' It Is thought tho president will soon put
the 913 doputy Internal revenuo collectors
under civil service rules.
The fraud order Issued by the poslof
nce department against D. F. Beatty, of
Washington, N. J., has been revoked on
a tittering. . '
'Tho' United States supreme court will
bo asked to decide whether a letter car
rier who stole a docoy lettor Is guilty of
mall robbery. , - ' , . .
.The first of the new Korean students to
bo sunt out by th government for a west
ern education reached Washington Thurs
day as an attache to the legation. .
Major C. C. Snlffen, paymaster. United
States army, who was of tho olllclal white
house staff during Grant's administration,
has been ordered from Texas to New York
city, and Is having a "good time" at the
capital en route. '
BUGS B BETRAYED
Secret Circulars Pull Into the Hands
CIKCl'LAKS AKE DISTRIBUTED
Antl-llrlggs Delegates Seek to Make
Capital from tho Secret Instructions
in I'nvor of Dr. Pago-Ilriggs
Men to Ho Dropped.
Pittsburg, May 19. Quietly circulated
among the leaders of the general 03
Bemlily here today were several copies
of a type-written circular containing
the secret Instruction's which were sent
out from Now York to commissioners
elect In anticipation of the meeting of
this assembly. These circulars bear the
marks of the Presbyterian league, an
Institution founded upon the lines of the
old peace and work combine three years
ago, which tried to save Dr. Ilrlggs
from his persecutors when the famouj
heresy trial was on in New York. The
league whs organized to undo the woik
of the Portland and Washington as
semblies, whose deliverance upon the
truthfulness of the Bible created such
a panic among the liberals, and to se
cure a reversal of the assembly finding
In the case of Union and Lane sem
inaries. Some copies of these circulars
fell into worthy hands and tlwy are
now in the possession of the conserva
The circular bfars date of May 11
and contain:) full Instructions as to
tho management of the general assem
bly In the matter of its organization. It
urges the election as moderator of a
western man, and Dr. William N. Pag,
of Kansas, is proposed as an eligible
candidate calculated to Inspire confi
dence in the peace- loving commission
(s. The clrciiln- contains Information
as to Dr. Booth's antipathy, tind
s.ains tin- wcui'in del.'gate:i of the
dangers that would result If he wero
chosen. It described Dr. Boolh as dic
tatorial and severe, and urges all peace
loving, falr-mlndeil commissioners to
come forward to the support of Page
and defeat Dr. Booth.
Prcthyiuriun l.ffagiic Accuse I.
These circulars are being diligently
employed by the leading conservatives
to strengthen their cause in the as
sembly. They say that It Is the promo-tors
of the Presbyterian league who
have ruined the missionary boards of
the church. The leaders of the league
are th-a controlling directors of thii
homo and foreign boards and it is be
cause of the church's distrust of the&?
men that the .contributions to the
boards have fallen off bo heavily.
John Crosby Brown's term as di
rector of the honii board expires this
year and he has been recommended by
the secretaries for re-election. Thomas
Hastings, president or Union seminary.
Is alpo In the secretaries' lint for re
election. Ezra Kingslcy and Dr. John
Balcotnsliaw, directors In Union sem
inary, are reported by the secretaries
of the foreign missions good for re
election. These men are all pronounced
Briggs men. Thjlr names will. It Is
said, be quietly dropped in tho com
mittee room. The circular is being
used to accomplish this result.
Dr. Charles L.Thompson Is also on the
outgoing list of home missionary di
rectors, but his name will not be
scratched this year. Although his
Brlggslsm Is of the most pronounced
type the line, Is to bo drawn at Union
seminary and he has no connection
with that Institution.
DR. BOOTH'S SERMON.
lie Delivers nn Kloqucnt Address to a
Congregation of Ministers.
Pittsburg, May 19. The commission
ers to the Presbyterian General assem
bly distributed themselves today over
tho city, taking In the sermons of the
churches' greatest preachers. Modera
tor Booth attracts the largest number.
His congregation was nn audience of
grcy-hnlred ministers, many of them
worthy to be called fathers o? the
church. It was an audience such as a
Presbyterian preacher may hope to face
but once In his existence, as It can be
gathered only by the honored name of
moderator. Dr. 'Booth departed from
the rule of moderators and preached a
Previous moderators, led by the burn
ing Interests in the theological disputes
before the assemblies which they have
been called to moderate, have chosen to
defend the faith of the church in the
Bible and standards. Bjit Dr. Booth
picked out a theme that might suit any
pastor In nny pulpit, far removed from
theological controversy and doctrinal
His subject was: "Chrlr.t Lifted up
to Draw the World Unto Him."
Several Passengers Injured by Collision
on lliooklvn Mac.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Mny 19. A trolley
accident occurred at Twenty-second
avenue nnd Eighty-sixth street, Bcn
sonhurst, this afternoon, by which
seven persons were Injured, several of
them being seriously hurt. The acci
dent was caused by a trolley car of the
Second avenue line of the Brooklyn
heights rond being run Into by a car of
the same line. The cars were full of
passengers nt the time.
Tho accident caused a panic among
tho passengers, and several women
fainted. A number of persons who were
cut by flying glass went homo without
having their wounds dressed. Motor
man Poch W. Smith and Conductor Al
bert Burke, of the latter car, were ar
rested on tho charge of criminal negli
gence. SENSATION AT ATLANTA.
An Investigation Will Ho Made of Ac
counts of Grnnd Secretary Daniel.
Atlanta, Gn., May 19. A sensation
was caused here today over the an
nouncement that an Investigation would
be made of the actions and accounts of
Grand Secretary Daniel, of the Order
of Railway Conductors, which Is In
session here. Tho Constitution obtained
a circular which had been secretly dis
tributed, charging Mr. Daniels with
prostituting his oflloe for private pur
poses, nnd flaming with other virulent
denunciations. An Investigation has
been called for by the secretary, and a
committee will be In session for that
Mr. Daniel has held the position sev-
enteen years, but was defeated two
dayB ago by Martin Clancy, of Kent,
ELOPEMENT AND TRAGEDY.
The Hride's Brother and the Groom's
- llrother Killed in a I'lght.
MlddleBboro, Ky., May 19. A few
days ago Henry Cooley, of this place,
eloped with Salllo Dains, the two
crossing Into West Virginia, where
thoy wero married. Miss Dains'
brothers had long opposed tho suit of
Cooluy, nnd when they learned of the
elopinent they declared their Intention
of killing their sister's husband.
Marshall Cooley, a brother of Henry,
intercepted the newly married couple
at Pond Gap, five miles from here, and
warned them of the fate lii store for
thvrii. While they were deliberating
liio best course to pursue, the Dains
trothi rs came up and a light instantly
ensued. Marshall Cooley and George
Da'ns wer) killed outright. Henry
and his bride escaped injury.
CUBA'S NEW ALLY.
ICx-Sccrctary of H'ur of Venezuela Joins
New York, May 19. General Rlcardo
Do tjueseda, ex-seort-tary or war, of
Venezuela, and a brother of the presi
dent of that republic under the lirst
revolution, has come here to offer him
self to the Cub-in Insurgents as a volun
teer, and it is said he is bringing large
supplies of men and troops to them,
and that he will In all probability re
ceive charge of the insurgent forces in
Cuba. Many Cubans ami South Ameri
cans culled on him during the day, and
It Is understood he received many of
fers of financial and personal assist
ant. Tho Cubans are highly elated over
their new ally. During the last war he
landod four of the biggest expeditions
that went to Cuba. Ho was personally
in many of the pitched battles that
took place during- the war, and con
sidering the odds against him, made a
HOURS WITHOUT FOOD.
Miss Hcllc Nnttins of Dcs .Moines Nearly
Stnivcs lo Death in n Hotel Itoom.
Dos Moines, la.. May 19. Tuepiny
evening Miss Belle Nutting, a teacher
in the Kart Side schools in this city,
disappeared from home and her where
abouts was not discovered until thl3
morning, when she was found In a
room at a leading hotel, where she
had been since 10 o'clock Tuesday night
without food or attendance of any kind.
She explains h.r action by saying
that she was taken with a fainting
spell and went to the hotel to recover,
expecting to g home early in 'the
morning, and therefore did not notify
her family of her whereabouts or con
dition. Her Illness continued and It
was only by the publication of her dis
appearance that her presence at the
hotel was discovered. She pajd In ad
vance for lodgings, and did not ord r
meals or go to th dining-room. The
room was thought vacant, but was not
assigned during the intervening time.
FAITH IN FORTUNE TELLER.
Rochester Clergyman Consults on Old
Scor About His Son's Disappearance.
Rochester. N. Y., May 19. Acting on
the advice of an aged fortune teller
named Hurtcr, Kev. J. It. Davis, pastor
of the Methodist church as Sodus,
Wayne county, hns ordered a search of
Sodus Bay for the body of his son. Jay
S. Davis, and a companion, Fred Fisher,
who disappeared from the village late
Saturday night. Tho men are supposed
to have been murdered and the asser
tion of the fortune teller to that effect
has convinced Pastor Davis and the vil
lagers that such Is the case.
The bay was dragged peveral times
today, but without result. Tho fortune
teller is believed, hov.ever, as a short
time ago she told that a man who nnd
disappeared could be found at Bay
Bridge In an upright position. When
search was made the ody was found as
she had described.
RESCUED HY LIFL-SAVERS.
A Coffee Enrkcntine Goes Ashoro In
North enrol inn.
Norfolk, Va., Mny in. The big four
masted bnrkontine Josephine, of Balti
more, from Hlo to Baltimore with colTee,
went nshoro hint nlprht near Nittl.o
Island Life Saving Station on the North
Carolina coast. The surf was running
high ainlhe crew of the station began
effors to land the men.
For two bourse they battled with
wind and wave, but succeeded In land
ing the crew of thirteen men In the surf
boat. The vessel Is In a had position
and will probably prove a total loss.
MUKUF.KK1) CHILI! FOUND.
Workmen Spading in a Unrdcn I nearths
Oxford, Ta., May 13. A horrible dis
covery was made hero by Washington
Taylor while shading a garden. Be
unearthed the body of a girl child
which had probably been buried three
months ago. ,
Tho coroner huld nn Inqtirnt this
evening, nnd it is believed that 1hv
chlhl was murdered and burled In the
garden at nlKht.
lie Know It Was Loaded.
Philadelphia. May 19. Charles P. Simp
son, for many years 11. prosperous dry
goods merchnut of this city, was found
iloail In, his room nt tho Keynton hotul
this morning, having killed himself by In
haling illumlnntlug gas. The old man's
preparations for suicide were well taken.
Bo attached a rubber tube to the gas
burner ami burying his head In the bod
clothing took tho other end of tho tube in
his mouth and Inhaled tho gas until he
was dead. About live years ago Air. Simp
son failed In business ' and lost every
thing. This, coupled with Ill-health, mndo
him despondent and led him to suicide.
Manchester offers to forego Interest on
Its :,r,toXMKl0 loan to tho ship canal until
Blmetalllnts In tho lower hoimo of tho
Trusslnn .diet will try to force through
a motion Blmllar to that adopted by tho
The debate was begun In tho German
relchBtag on tho proposed changes In the
taxation of sugnr, In order to benoilt the
For eastern Pennsylvania, generally fa'r
and cooler; variable winds, becoming
OUR MAY SALE
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Embroidered Yoke Cam
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The Umbrella Skirts,
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