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SCKANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1895.
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APPORTIONMENT IS KILLED
Congressional, Senatorial and Lcgis
' lative Measures Collapse. '
KILLED BY OKDEK OP MR. QUAY
The Complexion of Philadelphia Makes It
Imperative That It Shall Not Bo A.
. lowed Mora Power I'util; After
, , the National Couvention.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Ilarrlsburg, May 21. There will be no
apportionment by this legislature. Tills
was made clear today by the defeat on
Until passage of all measures of this
character. The congressional, senatori
al and legislative bills were killed In the
house and the judicial apportionment lrf
'the senate. The vote against each wus
so decisive as to preclude all doubt of
their reconsideration unless there Is a
decided change of sentiment. The
loser by the defeat of these bills Is Alle
gheny county. Hud they become a law
thait cimnty 'would have been entitled
to an additional congressman and sena
tor and four representatives. Philadel
phia loses a congressman,
The killing of these bills was a great
surprise to Governor Hastings. He has
Insisted on a new. apportionment since
the Opening of the session, and believed
It would be accomplished because of the
overwhelming Republican majority In
ithe senate and house. Some legislators
believe the governor will call an extra
session for the consideration of appor
tionment bills If the legislature does not
reconsider tis action of today. This be
lief, however, Is not general. The
chances are the governor will have no
more to say on this question. He has
performed his duty and the responsi
bility of the defeat of the bills rests with
Senator Quay's Orders.
The defeat of -the bill was also a sur
prise to those members not familiar
with the political movements at the
state capital the past twenty-four hours.
Orders were Issued on Monday evening
by Senator Quay through his lieuten
ants to kill all the apportionment bills.
The orders were fulfilled, thereby prov
ing the strong hold the man from Beav
er has on the legislature. The friends
of David Martin and Senator Porter
voted for the bills and admit that the
failure to pass them is a knockout for
Only one reason Is assigned for the
defeat of these measures. It Is that
under the new apportionment Philadel
phia would be entitled to another con
gressman. This means two more na
tional delegates. With Martin In con
trol in the Quaker City It was thought
he might capture all the delegates from
there next year. For this reason or
ders were given to kill the congression
al apportionment. The state will still
be entitled to two members -of con-gress-ait-large.1'
For each of these two
congressmen two national -delegates
will be chosen. There la no doubt of
Senator Quay's strength in the state
and the result will be that the aeie-
gates-at-large to the national conven
tion from this state will be his friends.
Senator Quay's friends were on nana
in the house this morning to see that
his wishes were obeyed. Senator Pen
rose sat in one of the Bide aisles in the
rear of the chamber in full view or tne
members In the front row or. seats.
Nearby on a window sill was stationed
c.irn tup Andrews, chairman of the
Penrose committee, senator urauy
another Quay lieutenant, was also in
th rhamher watching the proceedings
irv-Mairistrate Durham was all over
the house. Occasionally he occupied a
seat In the extreme rear of tne cnam
w Then again he could be seen
whispering ito Representative Keyset-.
or some or nis menus m v
- . . il.. M o a a i A
Crawrora Agninsi me iim.
Sf-nator Andrews delivered the dele
ration from Crawford county against
. . w -ft V.n Da-
all three bills, unns u. aiasee. "
nuhiirran leader, of western pennsyi
vanla, was In the chamber during the
n..uiinM hut he took no part. He
la verv much disappointed over the
defeat of the congressional, senatorial
and legislative bills on account of the
loss In representation which Aliegneny
county sustains. Representative caire,
a nroteire of Lieutenant Oovernor Lyon,
voted aealnst all tnree or me djii.
rhalrman Marshall, of the approprla
tions committee, voted against tne nrst
two. and dodged the vote on tne legis
lative apportionment. Both are staunch
friends of Senator Quay. All the other
members of the Allegheny delegation,
except John Kearns, Democrat, voted
for the bills.
Ex-Auditor General Nlles, wso ra be
lieved to speak for the state administra
tion, made a strong plea for the passage
of the bills on partisan grounds. He
was given a patient hearing by his col
leagues, as he always Is on every sub
ject, but his pleadings had no effect on
the members who had made up their
mind to vote against the bills, repre
sentative Collins, of Wllllamsport, a
protege of Attorney General McCor-
mlck. also spoke ror tne duis. me
other side did not have anything to say
the question. They simply voted,
and In every case their votes counted for
more than all the eloquence and rhetoric
of Representatives Collins and Nlles.
The senate this afternoon reconsid
ered the vote by which the Judicial ap
portionment bill was defeated. The
congressional apportionment bill was
recommitted. The senate agreed to the
conference report on house bill con
ferring on street railways the tight to
carry United States malls. The reli
gious garb bill was called up on third
reading and defeated, but the vote was
reconsidered later and further action
postponed, as Senator Coyle Insisted
upon his call for the order of the day,
which forced an adjournment.
In the house this afternoon senate
resolution to adjourn sine die June 8
was called up but action was deferred.
The bill for better distribution of tho"
school fund was called up for special
The amendment provides that there
shall bo appropriated $50 to each teach
er employed In a district, and the re
mainder to be distributed as at present.
Mr. Fow opposed the consideration of
the amendment at this time, saying
that time should be given to examine
It properly and learn what tho distri
butee would be under this system.
Mr. Stewart, Philadelphia, said that
the proposition was preposterous. The
Idea of distributing tho same amount to
a school that was only in session four
or live months, as to one that huld a
nine or ten months session, was the
most ridiculous ever heard of.
Lively In the House. " .
The house this evening passed seven
ty-two appropriation bills on second
The governor notified the house that
he has approved the following bills:
House bill changing the date for open
ing and closing tax duplicates; to waive
the assessment of damages by viewers;
relative to the oftlclul newspaper ad
vertising: lit cities of the second class;
to establish a Mate live stock sanitary
board: authorizing the carrying and
distribution of the mulls on street rail
ways; relating to Jurors und reviewers
appointed by the courts In cities of the
first class; also the resolution denounc
ing the lack- of spirit -of - the national
administration In dealing with the re
public of Nicaragua complication; also
the resolution that the government of
the I'nlted States may exercise Its
power and Inlluence toward Inducing
the government of Spain to grant he
Island of Cuba, that liberty and Inde
pendence it so much desires; also the
resolution endorsing the action of Con
gressman Stone In his efforts to re
strict undesirable Immigration.
LIBERALS TK11MP1UNT. .
Tho Situutlon of Monday Has Ilcen He-
versed -Assembly Swept from Conserva
tive Moorings In a Twinkling.' '
Pittsburg, Pa May 21. The general
assembly was swept from Its conserva
tive moorings today by the hand of the
great FlCth avenue pastor, John Hall.
Yesterday, on a vital issue, upon which
there hud been heated and bitter de
bate, the liberals were defeated by a
vote of 4' to 1. Toduy, upon a question
involving the self-same principles of
assembly control of the church institu
tions, the liberals, In a twinkling of an
eye, changed their defeat to an over
whelming, victory. The right to nomi
nate and elect the members of the
home and foreign mission board was
a right secured by the assembly after a
long and hard controversy which began
in the Portland assembly three years
ago. The work was finished at great
cost to the boards, new charters having
been secured from legislatures to make
that end possible. In the foreign board
the matter of consent to the charter
changes almost caused disruption, but
that misfortune was averted only by
the diplomacy of the present modera
tor. Dr. Booth, and having secured the
power to nominate and elect men to its
board who should be in sympathy with
its own actsand utterances, the assem
bly actually throws away the first op
portunity for its exercise.
It was to reach these very men who
have abused and belittled and vlllifled
the general assembly for Its condemna
tion of Dr. Brlggs, and for Its inerrancy
deliverance that the mission boards
,were ordered to change the charters,
f et today these men are put back into
the board by the uproariously unani
mous vote of the general assembly. Dr.
John Hall accomplished this amazing
result: By courtesy of the vice-modera
tor he took the floor as president of the
home mission board to speak upon the
year's work of the board. He used this
opportunity to defend and protect his
liberal associates upon the board. He
argued as a sommlssloner of the assem
bly might have argued upon the merits
of a question upon which there was di
vision of sentiment. He made It a per
sonal matter that these men whose loy
alty and Presbyterlanlsm had been at
tacked should receive endorsement, urg
ing the assembly, for his sake, to return
them to services in the board, and when
the vote was taken, led 'by the advice
and counsel of an outsider, the commis
sioners voted practically as one man to
Notwithstanding the collapse of their
plans to retire the Brlggs men from the
board, the New York delegation declare
that they will attempt the same thing
tomorrow with respect to the foreign
board. Elder Sterry will make the same
motion If the committee nominates
John Balcom Shaw and Ezra Klngsley
nrnnk Carbolic Acid.
Philadelphia, May 21. Walter Bryant
and Lewis McCoy, young colored tmen,
called on a friend today at 621 Cantroll
street, and during the temporary absence
of their hostess from the room they de
cided It would be very funny to empty a
bottle of whisky they had seen In a cup
board. Bryant took a big drink from tho
bottle and then passed It to McCoy, who
also drank. The Instant they had drank
the men discovered that It was not whisky
In the bottle, but a burning fluid that soon
stretched thorn on the floor In agony.
Help was summoned and both men were
rushed to the hospital, but both died de
spite every effort made to save them. The
bottle contained carbolic acid.
Leather Going t'p.
Newark, N. J. May 21. Fifteen of the
leading leather manufacturers of this city,
representing the largest owners of pre
pared leather In the United States, today
sent out letters to dealers In every sec
tion of the country, notifying them of nn
advance of CO to 100 per cent on curod
stock. This action, the circular Btates, Is
made nocessury because of the scarcity of
green salted hides. A capital of $l(i,0OO,0UO
was represented at the manufacturers'
Tnylorl Is Guilty. .
London, May 21. Alfred O. Taylor, who
was Jointly Indicted with Oscar Wilde,
was today found guilty In the criminal
court of tho several charges against him.
Taylor's sentence was delayed until a ver
dict should be reached In the trial of
Wilde, which will begin tomorrow.
STATE SNA1 SHOTS.
While watching a ball game at Centralis
William Burke dropped dead.
A ton of powder was stolen from the
Blue Ridge works at Allentown,
Reading brlckmakcrs have Btruck for an
advance of 60 cents a day In wages,
Jumping from a trolley car, Mrs. Matilda
Feusttrmach, or Bethienem, lost a leg and
Work is about to begin on the fuse fac
tory at Royersford that will turn out
1,000 a day.
Tho African Methodist conference In
York will msko Rev. Dr. J. B. Small, of
that city, a bishop,
- Taboszan slides mako so much noise on
flundavs . that two Allentown churches
havo made a formal protest,
A system of retrenchment has begun In
the works of Coxe Bros., iweniy-nve me
chanics at Drlfton having boun suspended
Ceremonies of Interest to Odd Fel
lows of Pennsylvania. ,
KAIN INTEKKUPTSTHE I'AKADE
The Dedication Services, llowovor. Take
, Place at the Appointed Time-An Al-
tar Eiected-lntercstlug Sym
bol of Odd 1'ollowshlp.
' Philadelphia, May 21. An Incessant
rain played an Important but unfortu
nate part In toduy'B celebration inci
dent to the dedication of the 11,000,000
Odd Fellows temple at Ilroad and
Cherry streets. For several monthB tho
30,000 members of the order In Philadel
phia, and thousands of Odd Fellows In
oilier, soctlons have looked forward to
the parade arranged to take place to
day, with considerable Interest. The
profession, which was to have been
composed of 20,000 men and 100 brass
bunds, wub to have started at 2 p. in..
but ut that hour the grand marshal.
Samuel MoKeever, reluctantly an
nounced that the parade wusabandoned.
The rain had been coming down In tor
rents for several 'hours prior to this
time, but. the heads of the order would
not declare the event off until the lust
moment. As It was, Broad street, which
was to have been the scene of the pa
rade, was crowded with thousands of
prospective and umbrella . protected
sightseers. The dedicatory ceremoniet.
proper, however, were gone through
with, they being -held, as was arranged.
In the auditorium of the temple. By
nightfall there was an exodus of the
thousands of Odd Fellows who have ar
rived In the city during the week.
- Only members of the Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows and the Daughters
of Rebekah (the feminine branch of the
order) were admitted to the dedicatory
services, whloh began at 10 a. m., but
the auditorium was crowded far beyond
Its capacity. ,
- The Exercises Rcein.
The exercises began with a voluntary
on a grand organ, and then a ritualistic
form of public dedication prepared for
the occasion was followed throughout.
Grand Chaplain David Craft offering
prayer. Grand Master-elect Charles
Chalfant announced that the grand
officers were present for the purpose
of dedicating the building, and the
erection of an altar was then com
menced, the artisans and bearers be
ing summoned, and a ceremony follow
ing that was profoundly Instructive
' The grand marshal, Samuel McKee
ver, summoned the heralds, one by one,
with appropriate addresses to each one,
while he faced the direction represent
ed, he standing In the center of the
hall. At the conclusion of the reply
of the herald of the north, a large
white rectangular block of marble was
taken' by the four bearers as the basis
of the altar, It typifying purity. Tho
came a pinkish block from the south
for "friendship," and with a new
trowel, new level and a new .square. It
was adjusted In place by the artisans.
From the east came a blue block to
represent "love," and from the west
a crimson stone to place "truth" In the
Entranco of tho Pntriurch.
There were then four blocks In place
and when tha organist finished the
trumpet-like Damascus march, the tur
baned patriarch were ushered In, with
Augustus Pfaff, sr.. In the robes of the
high priest, and Christian Fisher
George Borden, William H. Wagner, J.
J. Wynn, Nathanlal Peacock and El
mer Rodenbaugh as patriarchs.
"Faith, Hope and Charity" were pre
sented In the form of one green, one
yellow and a top brown block. These
completed the altar, which contained
seven large stones.
Following a prayer, and the singing
of the "Jubilate" by a choir of forty
voices, Henry Kengott, secretary of the
building committee, turned over tho
key to the grand master, who, In ac
ceptance, made a thoughtful speech.
The "Keystone Brotherhood" was
sung by the choir to the tune of "Jer
usalem the Golden," and the grand
master and grand warden, Amos II.
Hull, announced the bringing on of the
Bible, which was borne In open by four
Reading of the Scriptures.
Part of the tenth chapter of Luke was
read, and the grand master and the
bearers recited the twenty-third Psalm.
The choir sang a chorus, and the grand
master declared the building dedicated,
while a burst of music from the organ
punctuated his closing words. Declara
tions were then made by the heralds
that the temple was dedicated to friend
ship, love and truth, water being
sprinkled, fire burned and wheat scat
tered to each separate pronouncement.
Then the herald of the west made
his announcement, and the orphan's
children entered, making a pretty and
touching sight. "Rebekah," represented
by Emma May Blanchard, and attand-
ants, strewed flowers. The choir sang
two beautiful choruses and the cere
monies closed with the Doxology and
The grand lodge held a short session
In St. George's hall this morning for
the purpose of formally distributing the
report of the grand master, Harry. L.
At tho Acndomy.
Today's celebration was brought to
an end tonight at the Academy of
Music. The building was crowded,
when Grand Master Neall stepped to
the front of the stage and, In a brief
speech, Introduced Grand Sire J. W.
Stebblns, of Rochester, N. Y. An ad
dress was made by the grand sire and
by Mrs. Eunice Melville, editor of the
National Rebekah, her subject being
"The Daughters of Rebekah."
At the conclusion of the programme
there was a full dress reception by the
officers of the state assembly and the
lady patronesses of the Daughters of
Rebekah and their friends at the Acad
emy. There were also numerous enter
tainments by local lodges tendered to
visiti ng lodges. Which were held in
various halls throughout the city.
PERRY HAS A MYSTERY.
An Unknown Mnn Disappears and Evl
denco of o Crlino Is lund.
Perry, O. T., May 21. Laet night a
well-dressed man engaged a ,room over
a restaurant. This morning when his
room was visited the bed was found
covered with blood and great pools of
blood on the floor and much on the
Tho police have been working on the
matter all day, but cannot got any
clew. The man did not give his name
when, he paid for his room and no one
knows who he is or from whence ho
camo. A cairlage was seen In the rear
of the house after midnight last night.
The theory hi that the man was mur
dered and carried away.
TARRED AND FEATHERED.
lirutol Treatment of un Old Woman by a
Hudson, Wis., May 21. Mayor Haw
kins, of New Richmond, has been In
close consultation with District Attor
ney Holmes about a very disgraceful
affair, which occurred In that city lust
Thursday night, and has aroused the
better element to a high pitch of In
dignation. Near the heart of that little
city there Is an old woman living by
the name of Dunbar, 63 years old. She
Is alleged to have greatly annoyed the
neighbors. Instead of going to the
courts to seek redress, last Thursday
midnight some twenty-five, meen took
the law Into their own hands. They
raided the old woman's house, broke
In the door, drugged her from tho bed,
and poured tar over her entire naked
body and then rolled her In chaff and
sawdust. They then left her, feeling
that they had performed a practical
- But the better class of citizens do not
look upon it In that light and count it as
a serious crime, disgraceful to their city
and county. Mayor Huwklns Is on the
truck of the white cappers, and says no
guilty man shall escape.
NITRO GLYCERINE EXPLODES.
Five Whllo Men and Nine Chinamen Ate
Blown to Atoms-Portions of Bodies
Found a Mile Away.
Pinole, Cal., May 21. The nltro
glycerine house of the California
Powder works at Pinole blew up this
morning killing Ave white men and
wounding two others. Nine Chinamen
were killed and three others Injured.
Where the glycerine bouse stood Is now
a heap of rubbish surrounding a great
hole blown Into the ground by the force
of the explosion. All buildings sur
rounding the one where the explosion
occurred and distant from It from-100 to
200 yards are more or less demolished.
Every person about the mill was thrown
down by the force of the explosion.
Many more Injuries are reported. Seventy-five
Chinamen and one1 hundred
white men were employed.
The loss Is estimated at $250,000. The
work of rebuilding will commence to
morrow. It is believed that a China
man dropped a can of nltro glycerine
and that the concussion from this ex
plosion caused the general blow-up.
The force of the explosion was tre
mendous. Huge trees were thrown half
a mile Into the bay. Nltro glycerine
tanks weighing a ton apiece are 500
yards distant from the scene. Toes,
hundis, and other parts of bodies were
picked up a mile away.
The nltro glycerine house contained
8,00) pounds of nltro glycerine and
2,000 pounds of hercules powder.
SOMETHING NEW IN RELIGION.
It Keeps an Angel Which Flies Back and
Forth to Heaven.
Zalma, Mo., May 21. A new sect of
religious worshippers has sprung into
existence in this neighborhood and Is
attracting widespread attention. Rev.
Joe Shrader Is the, shepherd of the new
flock, and with mighty word proclaims
the destiny of frail mankind. The cen
ter of attraction Is an "angel," a young
girl, who makes periodical flights to
heaven, so It Is claimed, returning with
messages for the seleated circle of be
Rev. 'Dr. Shrader claims the Bible to
be out of dato altogether, as It Is not
consistent with modern times, and pro
poses to establish a new code, obtained
from headquarters through the instru
mentality of his "angel." A good many
are believing In his new doctrine, and
Rev. Joe Shrader hopes to reform the
Christian workers in a short time.
Armor Plato for Russia
Bethlehem. Pa.. May 21. A ballistic plate
for the Russian war vessel PetroparlorsKt
was today shinned by the Bethlehem Iron
company to Admiral Verchowsky, chief
of port at St. Petersburg, Russia. The
plate weighed S-U4 tons. It Is a test plate
and w 111 be tested by tno Kussian govern
mcnt officials at St. Petersburg upon Its
arrival there. It is the llrBt shipment on
the l,S00-ton armor plate contract which
Russia sent to this country, besides being
the first armor plate made in this country
for a foreign government.
Grafton, W. Va., May 21. The mines at
Monongah, on the West Virginia und
Pittsburg railroad, are on fire caused by a
powder explosion. Four dead wore taken
out and seven or eight Injured. There
were 160 other men In the mines, butt all
are reported to have gotten out snfely,
4.30 p. m. The latest report from tho ex
plosion at Monongah mine Is that four per
sons were killed and seven or eight In
jured. The remainder of the imprisoned
miners got out safely.
Were Looking for Work
New York! May 21. Two boys, Levi
Lawrence and Harry Howell, who said
they had come from Plymouth, Pa., ap
plied for aid to the police here tonight.
They were sent to the care of the Gerry
society and will probably be sent home to
morrow. They had started out to look
for work, thay said, their parents not
knowing of tholr whereabouts.
Discordant elements among the Elks
seem to be harmonizing at Hulralo.JM. Y
Mrs. Frank Leslie has teased to a syn
dicate all the Leslie publication except the
monthly magazine. .
With a complication of diseases, Charles
Armour, of Chicago, Is critically ill at the
Windsor hotel, New York.
Dr. Buchanan, the wife murderer, must
show cause on Monday next why he should
not be resentenced by the Now York, court
Teamster Charles Melster held his wife
under a pool of water till she drowned ut
Grant's Pass, Ore., while his three small
children looked on.
Rev. Dr. Philip S. Moxom, of South
Church, Springlleld, Mass., has been called
to succeed Rev. Dr. Paxton In the West
Presbytorlan church, New York.
Nobraska farmers burned brush heaps
to keep the frosts from killing their crops,
and In Illinois corn and potatoes are re
covering from the elf octsVjf the recent cold
wave. , .'..',
ITALY IS STILL
Another Town Shaken and Buildings
KING HUMBERT HIMSELF ACTIVE
lie Has Coutrlbntod Generously from His
I I'rlvoto I'ortuiio-Mnny Houses in
Spolcto Shattered -Military Or
ganUatlons Afford Ucllcf.
Rome, May 21. Severe earthquake
shocks were experienced yesterday
morning at Spoleto, a town situated on
an Isolated lHland about twenty-four
miles north of Rietl, Which is located
about forty miles from this city. Much
dumage was done, many houses being
Injured. As Spoleto is connected across
a deep ravine with a neighboring height
by a bridge and equeduet, over COO feet
high, there are people who fear that this
structure may have been damaged. As
sistance has been sent to Spoleto from
Rietl, and everything possible will be
done to relieve the sufferers. The dam
aged town has a fine citadel, a cathe
dral, a Roman arch, the remains of a
theater and other antiquities. Its popu
lation Is about 7,000.
Dispatches received here from Flor
ence show that the authorities there are
doing everything possible to repair the
damage done by the earthquakes of Sat
urday last. The troops of the garrls.-'a
have been actively employed ever since
the disaster In succoring the sufferers
In neighboring towns and villages, and
the dlstresd has In consequence been
greatly lightened. A popular subscrip
tion Is being raised for tho relief of the
suffering poor, and the municipalities
of the different towns and cities which
have been affected by the subterranean
disturbances are providing sums of
money to assist those who are most In
need of It. King Humbert has from the
first, by his special request, been kept
Informed regarding the extent of tne
disasters and the measures of relief
taken by the government and civil au
thorities, and has personally directed a
number of the operations conducted by
the military authorities. His majesty
Is understood to have subscribed liberal
ly from his private purse for the relief
of those thrown Into complete destitu
tion, and he has In many other ways
shown his sympathy with the sufferers.
HYPNOTISM IS EMPLOYED.
Its Success in Unravelling a Murder Mys
tery A Confession Rctrasted-Mrs.
liolton, While Mesmerized, Says It Was
Anderson, Ind., May 21. A scene, be
lieved to be without parallel, was en
acted here yesterday. A Judge of the
circuit court, attended by the court
stenographer, took down the statements
of a dying woman under the Influence
of hypnotism. Should the Judge accept
the statements as true, they will cut a
great figure In a murder mystery.
George Hires was sentenced by Judge
Ellison to thirteen years In the peniten
tiary on conviction of the murder of
William Foust, July 5 last. The princi
pal witness against him was Maggie
Bolton. After the trial she confessed
that ber testimony was false and that
ehe herself had done the deed. Dr. J. B.
Callan, who claims to have hypnotic
power, was granted permission to place
the woman In the hypnotic sta-te to as
certain which of her statements was the
correct one. Judge Ellison, the official
stenographer and Dr. Callan went to
the hospital where Mrs. Bolton Is said
to be on her death bed from consump
tion, and In the presence of these wit
nesses Dr. Callan soon had the woman
In a hypnotic state.
Mrs. Bolton spoke In a loud, clear
voice, though heretofore, on account of
her weakness, she was scarcely able to
whisper. Mrs. Bolton, seemed -to live
again the night of the crime, and In
forceful manner Bhe recounted the de
tails of the crime.
Mrs. Bolton said ho shot that killed
Foust was fired by Hires. Her confes
sion that she had done the deed was
extorted from her by Hires, who said
the authorities suspected her son. She
then shouldered the crime to shield her
son. After slitl nau Deen Drougnt oui ui
the cataleptic state she did not remem
ber anything that she had Just told.
Judge Ellison was greatly Interested,
but ho declined to state what effect It
would have on his ruling In the case.
A motion for a new "trial for Hires Is
BADBUSINESS AND RELIGION.
In Combination They Insent Jeweler
Lvnn. Mass.. May 21. George Wyatt,
a nromlnent young Jeweler of West
Lynn, went Insane yesterday over bus!
ness troubles and religion. He Is locked
up In the central police station and will
probably be taken to the asylum at
nnnvers. Wvatt Is 35 years old and
He came from New York In February
nnd bought out the establishment of
George Quald, the largest Jeweler In
West Lynn, but the business did not
pay as well as he expected and recently
undue enthusiasm In religious matters,
together with worry over the unsatis
factory condition of business, unbal
anced his mind.
SUICIDE AT NO COST.
Unknown Man Morrows a Revolver to End
His I.lfo at Anderson.
Anderson, Ind., May 21. This morn
ing an unknown man walked Into i
hardware store here and, under pre
tense of buying a revolver, was shown
He finally selected one and had It
loaded. It was handed to him and he
promptly blew Ms brain out. He had
cut his name from all of his clothing
and cannot be Identified.
KEPT THEIR CROPS WARM.
Kansas Potato Farmers Ward Off Frosls
Topeka, Kan. May 21. Thursday
night hundreds of vegetable gardens In
Kansas were nipped by the frost. Ob
server Jennings, of the weather bur u
here, saved the potato farmers of :v )
state a large sum. Between Kanhs
City and Topeka, along . the Kansas
river, thousands of acres of Kaw Valley
lands ard planted In potatoes. Mr. Jen
nlngs Thursday afternoon was warned
of the frost, and 'lie in turn -warned tho
potato farmers In the Kaw Valley
through the Union Pacific station
That night bonfires stretched almost
from Topeka. to Kansas City. Along
tho north slduf of the potato farms these
fires were kept burning, and the strong
north wind bJew tho smoke across tho
potato fields and saved the crop.
TO CELEBRATE IN LONDON.
Americans to Make a Patriotic Demon
titration July 4.
London, May 21. The membership of
the recently formed American society,
of London, Is growing apace and is now
over 300, including In that number near
ly very prominent American In Lon
don. The American society formed on
the basis of the Ohio society, of New
York, Is preparing for a grand patriotic
demonstration, which will be held
One of the largest banqueting halls
In London has ben engaged for the oc
raflon anilltl:, estimated that 600 Amer
icans will be present at the banquet.
United States Ambassador Bayard will
preside and a number of the leading
public men In the United States have
been invited to come here and address
"rjOOXEKS OX THE LINE.
Thousands Wuiting for tho Kicknpoo
Reservation "Old Hands" Formulate a
New Soheme Whereby to Deceive Honest
Oklahoma City, O. T May 21. Hun
dreds of people arrive hourly to help
swell the already well-filled lines now
camped along the tjorders of the Klck
apoo reservation, awaiting its being
thrown open to settlement Thursday.
The weather so far has favored the
would-be settlers, who are exceptional
ly cheerful, and apparently comfortable
In their crude schooners and shanties.
Only 650 of the -thousands who desire to
take up claims can possibly be satisfied.
and some predict a 'most sensational run
and lots of trouble, while others say
discouragement will prevent a great
portion of the waiters from going In at
all, except as sightseers. Already there
is a line of weary waiters before the line
office, who took up their positions when
the Issuing of the president's proclama
tion first was made public.
A new scheme has been Invented to
deceive settlers. Sooners have gone
upon the land and planted fraudulent
stakes, purporting to tell that the par
ticular section Is an allotment or scnooi
section, to cause nonesi nouie Hevneio
to go past it tor open iana iunner on.
Then the planter or tne stakes will 101-
low leisurely ana nopes to pun intra
up and use them to cook nis conee
Thursday night on the site of a care
fully chosen and unlawfully gotten
Chandler, situated three miles from
the northeastern corner, and Tecum-
seh, the same distance from the south
ern point of the reservation, both good
county seats, will be the greatest start
ing points. Ingram and Garnettsvllie
on the north, Choctaw City on the west.
and Clifton and Shawnee on the east
ern line, will also be starting points.
Wellston, In the northwestern part of
the reservation, and Douglass City, sit
uated near the center, both old Indian
points, are the only prospective towns
as yet, but there will undoubtedly be
DIVORCES FROM TWO MEN.
Mrs. Shepherd Astonishes tho Court ot
Minneapolis, May 21. Before Judge
Elliott today Mfs. Bortha fcihepnera
applied for a divorce from cnanes
Shepherd and from William hicko.
Although It is perhaps a novel Idea, the
asking of two divorces at one time, yet
the case is pathetic rather than other
wise. Mrs. Shepherd was married a
number of years ago to Charles Shep
herd, who dlssappeared after a time.
Hia wife heard nothing of him for years,
and, believing him dead, married a sec
ond time Willlnm Illckey.
Mr. Hickey, too, deserted his wife
after three months of married life, since
which time Mrs. Shepherd-Hlckey has
been living alone. In order to straighten
out the tangle the two suits were
brought for divorce. Judge Elliott
granted the divorce from the first hus
band on the ground of desertion. The
second marriage was held to have been
Illegal, and as such a divorce was not
ON FASSETT'S PRESERVE.
Effort to Supplant the Chemung Leader
in Hi9 Absence.
Elmlra, N. Y.. May 21. While Mr.
Fassett is absent In California his op
ponents In Chemung county are native.
The Flood following has always been
opposed to him, and now cx-Congress-man
Flood and ex-Mayor Flood are said
to have become friendly toward Mr.
riatt, and a good deal more bitter at
The Republican county committee
held a meeting Saturday, when a reso
lution Indorsing Morton was adopted
without a dissenting voice. A resolu
tion concerning tho enrollment of lte
publlcan voters In Chemung was car
ried by a vote of 23 Piatt men to 12 In
Secretary Clresham is still better.
Assistant Secretary Scott Wlke will run
the treasury In Secretary Carlisle's ab
sence. General Thomas H. Ruger yesterday re
ported to the war department for duty In
W. P. Farkhouse, arrested at New Or
leans, will contest the constitutionality
of tho anti-lottery law.
Chief Constructor Hlchborn favors 12
Inoh guns for the new battleships, Instead
of 13-Inch, as proposed by the ordnance de
partment. Assistant Secretary Curtis, Chief Clerk
Logan Carlisle and Lawrence O. Murr;iy
and William Mcsseroy, treasury clerks,
wlll go to Europe to deliver the syndicate,
I n Goscogno Again Overdue
New York, May 21. Up to 12.45 this
morning nothing had been soon of the
overdue French liner La Qascogno off
WEATHER REPORT. ,
For eastern Pennsylvania, clearing;
warmer; variable winds.
We call special attention to ths following
special numbers la GOWNS:
A Tucked Yoke Muslin
At 69c. each
Embroidered Yoke Cam
bric Gowns, 98c. , '
Former price, $1.25
Empire, Square Neck,
Recent price, $1.50
"The Fedora," Cambric
Gown, Square Neck,
$1.19, Recent price, $1.65
Skirts in great variety,
The Umbrella Skirts,
with Lace and Em
$1.75 to $7.50 each
Specials in Children's Gowns, Drawers and
., . ,. . , .,i p.-
,t,B anipiqne Kilts. Examine the eo-jdsand
i you wijl spprecicte thsir value.
510 and 512
E A. KINGSBURY,
Agent for Charles A.
ScMeren & Co.'s
The Very Best.
313 Spruce St., Scranton.
AM Eiissel Shoes
For the Youth, tha Boy, tha linn, thtfr Feel
Oar Shoes make us bony. 114 and 118 Wyo
ming avoana. Wholesale and null.
A beaiatifu! line of En
' gagememt and Wed
' . dJng Rings. Also a
.fine line of
. In Sterling Silver,
' Dorfllmiger's CutQlass,
and Porcelain Clocks,
(w. j. WeiclnerSn
40$ Spruce Street.