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EIGHT PAGES Gl COLUMNS.
JSCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
For Cheney Bros. 24-Inch rrintoel Silks,
marks a ralue that stands unprece
dented. The patterns are the very latest, the
colorings the most choice, the make the
best that comes from an American
town, and the price is just exactly half
their real value.
They come In Navy, Ooblln, Tele
graph Blue, White, Cream, Beige,
Gray, Beseda, Myrtle and I! luck
rounds, whllo the patterns Include the
new Electrlo Spray Effects, dainty
floral styles, figures, criss-cross lines,
We positively Ruaruntee the Silk to
be worth 75c. a yard.
and upwards, on an easily graded price
list, Rives but a hint at the very extra
values we are offering In
Ladles' Serge Suits
Ladies' Alpaca Suits
Ladies' Duck Suits
We have given more than our usual
attention to. this rapidly developing
department this season. As a result
Values are bettered
Styles are bettered
Making as bettered
Cut is bettered
and finish and general get-up could not
be Improved on. Sleeves and skirts
fully Oil the bill for fashion's latest de
mands. GLOBE WAREHOUSE
Light-weight Spring Capes, correct In
everything that comes under the head
ing of fashion.
Maybe a dozen kinds in all, but all
equally right as to style.
We've divided them into three little
lots and shrunk the prices aa follows:
$3.60 Capes now$2,62!,c
Very cholcd Capes, richly trimmed and
made up from materials of superb
quality; have been price cut from
$18.00 to $10,00
20.00 to 12.00
Velour and the various other Silk
Weave Capes, we've started in to clean
up stocks with a will, and as we
haven't a great many left altogether,
we've slaughtered former price marks
with a ruthless hand.
In some Instances we have' only one
or two Capes left of a kind. Figure
on paying about two-thirds of their
actual value for them now, and you
won't go far wide of the mark.
GLOBE - "' WAREHOUSE
After a Brief Illness He Pusses Away
at 1.15 This .Mornimj.
WARM PKICXDS AT BEDSIDE
Surrounded by Those Near and lcnr the
Dying Man III J Farewoll to
tart lily Secnos A I'onJ
WaBhlngton, May 28. Secretary
Ctvsliam tiled lit 1,15 o'clock. No death
could be more quiet, more calm or more
For two hours preceding; dissolution,
there had been no Indication either of a
pulse or heart beat. Ht lay during that
time with tils head resting un the arms
, WALTER QflNTON GRESHAM.
of his daughter, Mrs. Andrews, while
his devoted wife sat by his side, his
hands elapsed tn hers; his face bo
turned that his last conscious gaze
should rest upon her.
And so the minutes dragged slowly
on until the end came. He was con
scious to the last. He suffered greatly
during the preceding; forty-three hours,
after the pneumonic Bymptoms were
complicated with his diseases, and was
only temporarily relieved by frequent
hypodermic injections. But as the end
approached his suffering disappeared,
and he passed away as quietly as a tired
child sinking to slumber in the arms of
Arrangements for the funeral will bo
made after Otto Gresham, son of the
deceased, shall arrive in Washington
this morning from Chicago.
uturc of His Illness-
Dr. W. W. Johnston, the physician
who has been in daily attendance upon
Secretary Gresham, has Just given out
th following statement of the case:
Mr. Greeham'8 illness 'has been an
acute pleurisy with effu3ion beginning
on May 1. From May 13 his condition
was entirely favorable, and his speedy
recovery was confidently expected.
On May 25 the symptoms of a relaps.?
appeared, due to the development of
acute pneumonia. Hl3 present alarm
ing condition is due to weakness of the
heart's action, and there i-s ltltle or no
hope for his recovery.
During th? day the secretary lay In
a stupor which was tihe foundation for
the report that he was "restuiif easy.
As soon as the physicians, however,
realized that the end was approaching,
the heroic measures usual In puch caa..-a
were adopted. Notwithstanding their
efforts th patlen.t sank rapidly. The
physicians m attendance were Messrs.
V. VV. Johnston and Prentiss, of this
city, the laittrr having been called Into
the casa within the past rew days.
This evening Dr. Van Ressalaer was
alro called in, and tt was he who per
formed the opern-'km of injecting the
normal Fallne. The only persons who
have been admitted to the privacy of
thi? sick room are Mrs. Gresham, her
daughter, Mrs. Andrews, of Chicago,
and the latiter's husband.
Mrs. Orcsham's Devotion.
Mrs. Gresham has scarcely left her
husband's room since his Illness began a
month ago. She has been plucky an
courageous.. and has been hopeful untl'
today that the secretary's life would br
spared. When she realized today th
apparent Impossibility of his recovery,
she manifested her emotion repeatedly
hut bore it as bravely as her exhaust?.'
condition would permit.
The secretary, who has been conscious
during his entire illness, seems to hav
been more concerned for his wife than
for himself. He realized that the em'
was approaching, but his constant sug
gestion, made In feeble whispers to hi;
daughter was, "Look out for youi
mother; give her all your attention;
don' t worry about me."
The news of Secretary Gresham s re
lapse did not become known until t
o'clock this evening, at which hour hli
niece, Mrs. Fuller, the wife of Ctptaln
Fuller, of the army, was sent for. It
spread rapidly, and by 8 o'clock scorn
of persons, prominent In public life, hat"
called to express their sympathy.
Among the early callers were Hecretar
and Mrs. I.amont. Mr. Thurber, thf
president's private secretary, also ar
rived at an early hour, and was re
quested to notify the president that th'
secretary was rapidly sinking.
An Active Career.
Walter Qulnton Gresham was born
near Lanesville, Harrison county, In
diana, March 17, 1832. He was educated
In country schools and spent one year
In the state university at Blooralngton,
Indiana, bat was not graduated. He
then studied law In Corydon, Ind., was
admitted to the bar In 1853, and be
came a successful lawyer. He was
elected to the legislature In tyGO, but re
signed in August, 1801, to become lieu
tenant colonel of the Thirty-eighth In
diana regiment. He was promoted to
colonel of the Fifty-third In the Dec
ember following, -and on Aug. 11, 186.1,
after the fall of Vlrksburg, was made
brigadier-general of volunteers. He
commanded the fourth division of
Illair'B corps In the fighting before At
lunta, and received a severe wound that
disabled him for a year, and prevented
him from Beelng further service.
On March 13, 1805, he was breveted
major-general of volunteers for hh gal
lantry at Atlanta.' After the war he
resumed practice at New Albany, Ind.,
and was an unsuccessful Republican
candidate for congress In 1806. During
the years 1867 and 1868 ho was financial
agent of his state In New York. Presi
dent Grant, who held him In great eB
teem, made him United States judge for
the district of Indiana In 1809,' and In
1880 he was an unsuccessful candidate
for United States senator. He resigned
his judgeship In 1882 to accept the place
of postmaster-general In President Ar
thur's cabinet, and In July, 1884, on the
death of Secretary Folger, was trans
ferred to the treasury portfolio. In
October of that your lie was appointed
United States Judge for the Seventh
Judlclul district, which oillce he hold
until the acceplaiKo of secretary of
st.ito In the present cabinet.
Secri'tary Gresham wns a leading Re
publican of the United Stiites, eight
years ago received 114 votes In the
Minneapolis Republican national con
vention lor the nomination for presi
dent. ARRANGING SESSIONS.
Ilouso and Senato 1'iopnro for Closing
Harrlsburg, Pa., May 27. The senate
met this evening and refused to concur
In the amendments made by tile house
to the Woods water bill providing for
the purchase by municipalities of water
plants of Incorporated companies.
The Mil providing for the taxation of
malt lliiimrs was recommitted for
Aotlon on house amendment fixing
Saturday, June N, as the day for II rial
adjournment was postponed until to
The house re-assembled tonight. The
senate resolution tlxing the day of final
adjournment on Thursday, June 6, was
amended by inserting June 8. Com
mittee on rules reported un order of
business which was adopted. II ere
a.'ler the evening sessions will com
mence at 7.:it), nml there will bu two
sessions on Friday.
CHIEF BYRNES RETIRED.
Will Seek Scoluwlon on a Pension of
SJ.000 l'cr Year.
New York, May 27. Chief of Tollce
Thomas Hyrnes was retired by the po
lice board today on an anniiul pe-nHlon
of $3,000. The application was hunded
to Commissioner 1'urker, who presented
it with a statement from Mr. Byrnes.
Without comment from any one, by a
silent and unanimous vote, the board
finished the act, and the retirement
was complete, done as the chief wished
it to be done.
The commissioners announced that
Inspector Conklin was detailed acting
chief of police, and that Captain Cort
right. Captain Hrooks and Captain Mc
Cullough, had been detailed as acting
Inspectois. When seen by a representa
tive of the United Press after his retire
ment. ex-Chief llyrnes said: "I have
no statement to make. If any state
ment Is to be made let them (the com
missioners) make It."
CLAMOR FOR MONEY.
Philadclphians Roqncst and Demand Re
turn of Income Tax Paid.
Philadelphia, (May 27. Thirteen dep
uties hired by Internal Revenue Collec
tor Boyle of this district to assist in col
lecting the Income tax have been oust
ed from their position under the recent
decision of the supreme court declar
ing that portion of the tariff law un
constitutional. According to the col
lector's returns he had collected about
a million and a quarter of dollars when
the adverse decision cut off further
business in the income tax line.
Collector Hoyle has received many let
ters, some requesting, some demanding
that the money paid by the writers
shall be returned. This Is Impossible,
the collector says, for all of his returns
were forwarded to Washington im
mediately on collection and every book
and paper relative to the subject have
been sent to the capital city.
Frank Rosslcr's Hut Is Demolished With
out Injury to tho Owner.
Reading , Pa., May 27. Frank Boss
ier, a veteran of the late 'war and a pen
4ioner, occupies a log hut near Bowers,
this county. He lives alone and is em
ployed at a stone quarry. Lust night
some unknown person placed a dyna
mite bomb alonslde of the cabin and
the structure was almost completely
demolished. Including the bed In which
Strange to say, however, Bossier es
caped Injury. He was robbed some
time ago of $30, and It is supposed that
the same party blew up the hut with a
view of robbing or killing him.
CREEKS MAY FIGHT.
V Principal Chief nnd a Treasurer Ac
cused of l inhczlement.
Red Fork, I. T., May 27. News re
ceived from Okmulgee, the capital of
the Creek nation, states that Principal
Chief L. C. Perryman and Sam Grayson,
treasurer, were seized by a mob while
in a room In their hotel at Okmulgee
ind carried by force to the council house
and held to account for some money
which they were accused, of paying out
It is feared that much trouble will
irise, as it Is reported that armed men
from various parts of the country are
gathering at the capital.
Mining Compnnles Sued.
Hhnmokln, Pa., May 27. Klevcn hundred
inits were brought against the various
mining companies by farmers whose lands
are alleged to have been ruined by culm
jeitig washed over them. The claims ag
lllg t iro nt l.atcnster.
Lancaster, Pa., May 28. Fire started at.
1.30 this morning In Loeher llros'. tunnery,
:.f South Prince street, this city, and the
plant will be entirely destroyed. Loss
will reach at least 150,000.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
A new building to cost $250,000 Is given
!o New York university by an unknown
Resisting arrest at Moorhead, Ky., Will
am Hturgill, a desperate character, was
The corner-stone of the new College of
tho lilblo, at I-exiriKton, Ky., was laid with
Snniuol C. Cupples will build a $70,000
building for the Southern Methodist Or
phans' homo at St, IahiIh.
Poison, put In whlHky by an unknown
person, caused the deathf Joe liurtoll
nnd Sam Jones, of Lee county, Va.
Forest fires surround Ramsey. Mich..
and residents have to be constantly at
woik 10 prevent me town a destruction.
When Farmer Gideon Strong, of Knox
county, Tenn., Ilred two shots at a tres
passer, his 13-year-old daughtor died of
Detoctlves are searching for James H.
Hcney, who, as a Carson (Col.) mint em
ploye, probably got most of the $80,000
stolen from It,
John R. McLean, of tho Cincinnati En
quirer, has bought the Interest of Manag
ing ivlllor J. I. U. Clark In the New York
By the payment of $20,000. Asa H. Morse.
the Cambridge (Mnss.) bank president,
has settled Mrs, Van Houten's breach of
promise case out of court.
The first street car through a reopened
Denver (Col) tunnel became unmamiire-
able nnd Charles Mlehaelson was killed
and twelve others hurt by jumping.
i By the breaking loose of tram cars on
the Pratt, mine slope at Birmingham, Ala.,
William Fields, a colored driver, was
killed and Ncal Brady, white, fatally hurt.
C. B. Rouse, of New York, an ex-Confederate
soldier, sent an offer to tho Hous
ton convention to give $100,000 toward es
tablishing a memorial association to pub
lish a war history and collect relics. :
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
I'cnnsylvnniu May Receive Tolls from
the Uric Railroad.
AN Ol'IXION OP IMPORTANCE
Case Involving Constitutionality of Tax
I'pon Common Cnrilers Is Decided.
Debs' Motion for Writ of llubens
Corpus Is Denied.
Washington, I. C IMay 27. A case
Involving the constitutionality of on
net of tho utaite of Pennsylvania 1m
ivislng s, tax of elgiht-tenths of one per
cent, upon the gross receipts of com
mon carriers for tolls ami transporta
tion was decided by the United States
supreme court today in favor of the
Ktu.te. The cuiwo cuuie to tho supreme
court on a writ of error from the su
preme court of Pennsylvania. The
complainant was the New York, Luke
Frio and Western Itullroad company,
which claimed ith-ut as all the business
dona over the road by tho lessee party,
Itself, was Interstate commerce. It was
not competent for the mate to tax tihe
tolls received by the company which
owned ithe rond.
In tts opinion rthe court holds that
the faot that the ame corporation
which owns the 'track In Pennsylvania
owns likewise the track In New York,
does not deprive tnicih company of the
right to receive tolls for the use of that
part of Its road that lies in Pennsylva
nia, nvr the state of Its rig-ht to tax
such portion of the tolls and that this
Is what the court below decided. It,
therefore, concludes ithat the federal
questions Involved In the case were
properly decided by the Pennsylvania
count and Its Judgment was according
ly aflli'ined. The opinion was rendered
by Justice Shlras.
A like decision was rendered In the
case of the Tioga Railroad company,
the New York, Luko Erie and Western
CoaJ and Railroad company and the
New York, lcnnsylvania and Ohio
Itullroad uompany vs. the common
wealth of Pennsylvania. The Lehigh
Valley railroad vs. Francto Kearney
. al. from the circuit court for the
district of New Jersey. Decree re
versed wli'.h caeca and cause remanded
with direction to dismiss the bill.
' Dchs Will Servo Ills Sentence,
Tho supreme court today, In an
opinion read by Chief Justice Fuller, de
nied the motion for a writ of habeas
corpus filed by Debs and his associates
of the Railway Union, and they will
have to serve the sentences Imposed
upon them by the court.
The cases. It will . be remembered,
arose In the United States circuit court
of the northern districts of Illinois. Debs
and others disobeyed the order of the
court enjoining them from further In
terference with Interstate commerce,
and the carrying of United States mails.
They were brought before the court
for contempt, and sentenced to from
three to bIx months' Imprisonment. The
case was brought before the supreme
court on a motion for leave to file a peti
tion for a writ of hebeas corpus which
was fully argued by Debs' counsel dh
the one Bide and Attorney General
Olney on the other. The decision sus
tained the action of the court below.
Attorney Darrow, who defended Debs,
"1 know of nothing more that can be
done. The supreme court Is the Inst
resort, and I suppose we will have to be
content with its rulings." '
The men who are effected by the de
cision arc: Debs, Howard, Kellher,
Rogers, Burns, Hogan, Oodwln and El
liot. They are the president, vice pres
ident and directors of the American
Mr. Debs is now In Terre Haute.
FOUGHT FOR MARTI'S BODY.
Cubans Attack Spanish Troops Escorting
It to Havana.
Havana, May 27. The body of Jose
Marti, ithe Inanurgente loader who was
killed at the battle of Uocas de dos
RIos, arrived yesterday at Santiago
(is Cuba. Having1 been embalmed, In
aocordance with the orders of Captain
General Martinez de Campos, it will be
exposed to the public ga.o at Santiago
de Cuba today, In order 'that there mny
bo absolutely no doubt In the public
mind as to the Identity of the dead
The Insurgents under the command
of Rabl Ilred at different tim?s upon
the column of Kpanlsh troops escorting
tha body, umtil the column reached Sun
Luis, where there was a decisive en
counter between the troops and the
Insurgents, resulting In a victory for
the former. The InHiirgeints lost nine
killed and had many wounded. On the
side of the govern nienit troops one olll
cer waa seriously wounded and four
private Buwtiilned slight wounds. The
trooipa captured from the Insurgents a
handsome collin, which Is supitosed to
contain the body of Maximo Gomez,
whose horse was hot under him at
tlie battle of BocaH de dos Rlos, and
who was announced to have !een se
verely wounded In that engagement.
The itroops also captured nine prison
ers. WILL SUE THE I'ENNSY.
Several Iron Mills Will F.mleovor to Col
lect Kxccsslvo Freight Chnrgcs.
Harrteburg Pa,, May 27. Sulta Iwive
been entered by the Cenilral Iron
works, C. L. Bailey & Co., the Harrls
burg Rolling mills, the Columbia Roll
ing Mill company, the Paxton Rolling
mills, tho Harrlsburg Nail works and
the Stcncy Denny company, to recover
from the Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany a total of l.'I'iO.OOO, which repre
sents excess enlarges on coo.1 ship
ments. It Is contended that the railroad
compainlr h lieen charging certain
Philadelphia phlppere from $1.10 to $1.35
a ton for carrying coa4 from the bitu
minous coal regions, whllo the Har
rlsburg ooncerms have been compelled
to pay from $1.49 to $1.88 per gross ton.
Statements In the suits were filed to
day. MINER GETS $100,000.
The Good News from France Nearly
urovo ii un i.rnzy.
fihnKU,liln iT'o .Itfnv 97 A Ifit.tni Tn.
celved by Augu.it Peters, from France,
Informs hum tnaii no nas rauen neir no
$100,000. He Is a poor miner with, a
targe family. When he heard of the
good news ho almost became crazed
The money he rnnerwoa was amassed
.... v. I.. muIum, whm nnanolnrl K..'n a
euarom a neutral Island during the
DROPPED FROM A UALLOON.
in Appalling Accident at a Missouri
St. Louis, May 27. An appalling acci
dent occurred last evening at Arsenal
Island, a pleasure resort opposite the
southern part of the city. In tho full
view of the multitude gathered to spend
Sunday a young mail, Tony Heafle by
name, dropped from an ascending bal
loon several hundred feet down to the
earth. His body was crushed to a shapi
less mnss. Whether the tragedy was the
result of an accident or of suicidal do
sign Is not known.
lloalle and u number of other young
men nnd boys were engaged to hold thu
balloon while It wns being lllled with
gas. When the signal was given all re
leased their holds but lleatle. He clung
to the bar or was caught In the rigging
unit was carried up a distance of from
400 to BU0 feet when he dronnod. Pro
feasor (1. Hai-Fcin, the aeronaut, says
when about COO or 800 feet from tho
ground ho saw Heallu still holding on
io mo oaiioon. Tlie aeronaut was
frightened, and called upon Heafle to
nom on, nut he let go and was kl ed
Heafle was 25 years old, a teamster,
residing in this city. People who knew
iieune say his mind was unbalanced.
Ho Will no Electrocuted Turing tho
montn or July.
Albany, N. Y., May 27. Dr. Robert
W. liui'hanan appeared before the
Court of appeals this 'afternoon to have
it date set for his electroc ution for t.hu
poisoning of his wife. This was tho
llrst time that tlie court of appeals has
xed a date for the execution or u.
death sentence, nnd tho llrst time that
n murderer had been ordered to ap
pear oeiore tno inighcst tribunal of th,
Tho chief Judge said: "Has the ni ls
oner anything to say why the court
should not pronounce sentence?"
Dr. liuchnnnn stood up nnd said In a
low, m m voice: "I am Innocent Thcrj
was no crime committed in connection
with the death of my deceased wife. I
certainly protest against this extra
ordinary proceeding being taken."
The chief Judge then reviewed the
low under which tho court was acting
and sentenced the prisoner to be elec
trocuted during the week commencing
Monday, July 1.
Dr. liliiehanan received the sentence
silently and calmly.
KNIGHTS AT READING.
Preparations Made for the Grand Parade.
Visitors Aro Given Kcccpt ions at Vari
Reading, Pa., May 27. Tlie streets
of Heading never presented a Iivller
appearance than they did this after
noon and evening. Hundreds of sir
KnigmiH arrived during the day accom
panied by bands of music and others
will arrive during ithe night nnd to
morrow mormlnigr. The weather early
In tho day was decidedly unpleasant
and the outlnik fur a change was so
unceptnim that It was feared that It
would itaterfe-re with the demonstration
tomorrow. Shortly after noon, how
ever, the wind shifted to the north
went arnd t.h!'S was followed by a clear
ing sky which gladdened th? hearts
of the (thousands who thronged ith r
streets. Among the first commanderies
to arrive were: Couer de Lion, Scrnn
ton; Calvary of Danville, Kodr..sh
Mary, Pennsylvania nnd Philadelphia,
of Philadelphia; Lancaster, of Ianeas
ter; Hugh de Pagne, Easton; Hutchin
son, Noriistown; Wyoming Valley,
PHtBton, and Gethsemane, of York.
The visiting communderlcs were met
at lj fUationn by committees com
posed of members of Demolay nnd
Readlmg commanderies headed by the
Ringgold and Germanla bans nnd es
corted to their respective headquar
ters. Grand Commander Irving P. Wen
gor, of Norrlstown, arrived this after
noon, and at once Issued orders in
reference ito the parade, -which will
take place 'tomorrow at 10.30 o'clock.
Immediately after the parade the
grand commandery will meet In the
Academy of Music, when the reports of
tho grami commander, grand treasurer
and grand reoord-sr will be read. The
principal bulni?.!3 meeting of the con
clave will bo held on Wednesday.
ThU evening the visiting knights
wore given rerer.tlons by the local
commanderies at their respective halls.
WOUNDED HIS MISTRESS.
George Elliott Kntnlly Shoots Airs. F.vc
Philadelphia, May 27. George Elli
ott, colored, of Woodbury, N. J., this
morning shot and faitally wounded his
mlstrcwn, Mrs. Eva hmith, also col
ored, nt the laMer's resilience, In the
r-ar of 73f Carver street. Elliott's
Jealousy led to a quarrel between the
couple, and producing a pistol the man
fired a fhot Into the woman's breast.
The victim was taken to the Pennsyl
vania honpltnl, where she died shortly
fl.fiterward. Elliott escaped, but Detec
tives have gone to Woodbury In the
hope of capturing him.
The woman had been separated from
her huslmnd for several years nnd
had been Intimate with Elliott during
the greater part of the interim. Elliott
Is 25 years of age and tho woman was
three years his senior.
NEBRASKA GRAIN SUFFERS.
Tho Crop l-'ar llclow tho Avcrngo Condi
tion Owing to Drought.
Omaha, Neb., May 27. Specials from
every county In trie state Indicate that
the condition of small grain is greatly
below the average, though copious
rains within the last two days have
materially Improved the prospects.
Winter wheat, of which the acronge is
nrt large, has been the worst sufferer.
Corn ls up nud generally reported
good, though its growth bus been re
tarded by cold weather, but not sulil
clently ito cause any uneasiness. Tho
nopth part of tine state shows a much
more favorable condition. Frosts have
done very little damnge excejut to gar
NO MORE PROFESSIONALS.
Jndfio Scott Whncks an Expensive Prac
tice In tho Head.
Easton, 'Pa., May 27. Judge Scott Is
.i 1. 1.. ,,lta ntfnaalntni 1 llirvmpn.
1ft IIH-L -it.iiK -nJ j,w.v
Who will lose their pickings. Hereafter
talesmen -must remain in court an uuj
for the $2 pay received.
Heretofore, If a person called as tales
man was excused he went to thu treas
urer's oillce and got his $2. He would
come bock In the court room and again
be calhKl ns a talesman, and get an
other $2. Dy this pracetlce ho would
reap quite a harvest on somo days.
HEARD ABOUT THE STATE.
Aged Mary C. Lowo was found dead In
bed at Altoonu.
Erlo reformers declare that councils and
executive olllces there must be investi
gated, A new steam plow tosted at Waynesboro
turns furrows aggregating forty feet In
width at one time.
The coal firm of Hastings & Beaver, of
Bellnfontn, has bought a largo coul tract
In ClearlleUl county.
If enforced tho compulsory education
law will compel itOO more pupils to attend
school In Clinton county.
After being sent to tho Reading station
house Edward Hltchlns made three at
tempts to commit suicide.
George P. Hamilton, with his wife and
uv.n ohllflrAn. has lust reached Wlllla'mn-
port, having driven l.OH) miles from the J
western end of Kansas.
LIBERAL CHRISTIAN SPIRIT
Catholics and Protestants Unite in
FATHEK COMCKI'OKD'S SERMON
A Hcmarkable Discourse Teeming With
Eloquence and I'utriotlsin-I.ofty
Thoughts for .Memorial Day
Tribute to tho Soldier.
Special to the Bcranlon Tribune.
Archbald, -May 27. An example of
Christian charity a.nd liberality, only
too seldom witnessed, was that set last
evening by Itov. T. J. Comerford, pas
tor of St. Thomas' church, of Archbald.
Tlie occasion was a memorial service
for the soldiers and sailors who fought
and died tlml the blessings of eiiual
liberty might be preserved to us. There
were no services In the Presbyterian
church, and .nearly all thnt congrega
tion, as well as many of other denomi
nations from Archbald and Peckvllle,
were .present. Uniformed members of
Lieutenant James (1. Stephens poHt,
Grand Army of the Republic, occupied
seats near the altar, and the audi
torium and gallery of the spacious
church, which was specially decorated,
whs crowded by an Interested audience.
The services were opened with a pa
triotic, hymn by the choir nnd the offer
ing of the prayer of the Catholic church
for the protection of our institutions and
the preservation of the president and
those In subordinati.'authorlty. Father
Comerford then ascended the altar and
for nne than an hour Interested his
audience by clearly and forcibly ex
plaining our duties as citizens of a free
government He told why we should
love our country and why we should
protect it against Influences that tend
to subvert the .principles on which It is
founded. After a few preliminary re
marks he said :
"The practice, which with us has
grown to be national of appointing one
day of the year to strew flowers, testi
monials of love, upon the graves of
our dead heroes, and returning thanks
to God for the blessings He has granted
us through them Is certainly consist
ent with the principles of faith, and
the promptings of the heart of a great
people. Thus the nation. In a public
and solemn way, gives forth Its thanks
to the spirits of the men who fought
nnd gave their lives in the cause of their
country,' and the custom declares our
dependence on God, both as a nation
and as Individuals, while It tends to
strengthen the spirit and Increase our
confidence in the all wise nnd fatherly
Providence. We thank God for it; the
nation Is one, and the heroes of war are
honored throughout trie length and
breadth of the land. The acrimony of
civil war has died the death of all
things evil, and has given place to a
common participation in the glory of
the past, the assurance of the present,
and the bright hopes of the future.
Hrotherhood and fellow-citizenship Is
the sentiment of today we thank God
for this too and parties and partisan
ship cannot disturb It. The Grand Army
of the Republic, the organization of
veterans who fought for the Integrity
of the Union, do right In keeping alive
the memory of the great deeds they
participated. In and they do right, too,
in honoring the memory of the heroes
who fought and died to perpetuate the
great principles of our government.We,
too, Join them in gratitude.
Ilrnvcry n Virtue.
"Tiravery Is a virtue commended by
religion, and no men In any country
displayed more than those who fought
In our civil war. We Catholics partici
pate In the ceremony of strewing flow
ers over the heroic dead, but we do
more than that for the church remem
bers at her altars, the souls of the
faithful men who died on the battle
field and next to love for God she com
mands love for our country. We
bow to no foreign power, nor Is
It commanded, as is sometimes
foolishly asserted, in things civil or
political, and we are ever ready to shed
our hearts blood in defence of liberty,
oiurUlty and union for which our heroes
died. Surely, therefore, we, without
distinction of class, or creed or color, we
as, American citizens, can never lack
reasons for gratitude or thankfulness;
we have here a home and a country
where every man can worship God ac
cording to the dictates of his own con
science. Here we have liberty nnd
equality, and are entitled to the lights
of freemen and the opportunities that
God has given us in a way never before
granted to men, nor offered to them
now even, except in America. We can
look with delight upon the noblest ex
periment of self-government ever made
by men. We can Hee a nation growing
from three millions to more than sixty
millions rising from obscurity to the
most powerful nnd influential nation on
earth; where men of every race, color
nud creed enjoy the blessings of liberty,
equality and peace under the sway of
wise and Just laws.
"When we reflect that we, tho freest
of people, have probably the most sta
ble government in the world, that tho
terrible conflict which nrraved In bat
tle the North nnd South has only served
io sirengtneii tlie bonds of national
unity and bring the whole people into
fuller harmony with the great princi
ples which underlie our civil constitu
tion, our belief In the sublime destiny
of our country Is strengthened: we look
with higher hopes and serener confi
dence to the future, and wo turn In
pious, -loving nlTection to those dead
heroes who sealed with their heart's
blood their patriotic devotion to our
After reverence to the Deity love of
one's country is unquestionably the
nigncst emotion of the human heart.
Indeed, true patiiottam is o inter
woven with the religious sentiment
that when the one la apparent the other
may be assumed. It Is potent and
without argument that true patriotism
does not by any means consist In dema-
goguery or political bluster. The lofti
est type of genuine mtriotie spirit, de
scribed in history or existent In our own
times Ifi that displayed hy him to whom
Memorial Day is sacred the American
soldier. The American soldier Is a type
that any man pn earth may .be right
eously desirous of realizing; one which
reaches out to and lays hold upyn the
highest aspirations of the American
mind uid gathers in its grasp the ten-
derest chords of the American heart.
Ever fitted for the highest ever ready
to discharge the lowest duty that de
volves upon his citlzensntp ne has no
prototype In the antecedent civiliza
tions and no peer In the ranks of
earth's contemporaneous millions. He
Is sulgenerls of himself and his own
kind, at once the creator and creation
of a country to which he Is devoted
with an affection that ts paramount to
all considerations under God. At her
first Instance ho comes forth to engage
In sanguli ary war, and, the emergency
missed, ho relapses into naDlts or de
corous repose or Industrious enterprise,
the moBt law-aibldlng subject of the
slate, the most companionable man In
the community the embodiment of do
mestic love and the exemplar of domes
tic virtue. In the ferocity of conflict
he has surpassed Pyrrhus, In magnan
imity ho has distanced Theodoslus,
In tho complex relations of civil
life lie has equalled Aristides. There
Is nothing mercenary about him.
With hlin we may challenge
tho world. His liko upon the face of tno
earth there Is not und there never has
bon. No, In the urmles of the earth to
day you have nothing to endure tho
thought of a cumpariHun with the Ameri
can soldier. Aye, and summon here the
generations of the silent past and I say
to you, the dlxentomlied heroes of Mara
thon and Thermopylae would lie unable
to comprehend the nieuiiing of Memorial
Day or the sublime character of tho Amer
ican soldier. He Is a freemun, and as such
ho is the equiil of any man. God and
God's imago rellected In his fellow Is the
warrant unto him of liumnn equality,
(lud's holy kingdom reflected in the good
'land the Lord Ills God hath given 111 m
us un Inlierltunee' is the preponderating
passion of his soul. There lie may live In
bleniful peace like Adam In the shades of
Eden. For his country w'll he put the
sword li. on his thih und with the z.-al
of the olden Invito 'go through the
camp from gate to gate und return, put
ting to death his brother and his neigh
bor.' This Is tho essence of American
patriotism and til's in the at. "orbing In
stinct of the Ameiiriin soldier. In arms at
Ills country's call, huIjs. i vl.-nt to her least
behests, he uppeurs today us he has ever
appeared, 'enlisted for the war,' ready to
nhud his best blood for tho honor and
safety of Ills country.
"Even with all our individual views or
personal prejudices, let the mighty Issue
of war once be raised and you can write
tho prophecy of tho future In the history
of the past:
"To hearts thut the spirit of liberty flushes,
Resistance is Idle und numbers a dream;
They rush from control us the mountain
Prom Its fetters of ice to the warmth of
"So the Aincrlciin stands today as he
stood In.lhe days of Lexington und Bunker
Hill, ready to give aid when the emergen
cies of liis country require it.
"Notwithstanding tlie diversified char
acter of our population, we cannot be too
proud of the IiIkIi degree of civilization
and prosperity we huvo attained. The
best of civilization Is Its virtue of usslmlla
tlon. A civilization that does not asKiml
late is defective, there is something wrosjf
in It. An old philosopher 3.000 years huo
said: 'Only the foolish usk is this one of
us or a stranger?' This is not the spirit
of American liberty or charity. We do not
usk those who come uitiong us where they
wre born, or what is the color of their
skin, but we do ak if thuy are or will be
come true, loyal citizens of our country.
Our civilization, based on the equality of
man, is tho birthright of all men. We
have twen families of every creed deci
mated by civil war and I myself have
heard a good Irish mother, with white llpi
and swollen eyes, tell her son that this was
the best government God c-ver made and
It must be sustuiiit-d if every one of her
children must die to do It. I saw soon
uftcr the speechless agony that acknowl
edged the death of her first born in this
war, and heard her thank God that her
dear boy hud died for his country. The
Irish citizens of this land sometimes turn
wilh feelings of affection to the land of
their birth, but much as they love It they
love the land of their adoption more and
they have proved their love on many an
"It is a glorious thing to see Americans
united in one common bond of citizenship
and standing on a common platform of
national Independence, all having the same
aspirations, the maintenance of peace, or
der und good citizenship, with the flag of
freedom proudly floating over us. We
should ever remain faithful to the great
principles that underlie our government
and guard It against its worst enemies,
idleness, unbridled luxury and political
corruption. The professional idler is al
ways a vagabond. Intemperance is a
monster in American life. Men may de
ride Its advocates, and try to flood the
progress of reform, but If drunkenness go
unchecked it will be more dangerous
than ever foreign Invader was.
"(if nothing have we as a people been
prouder than the ballot hy which each
freeman has the privilege of his Independent
will, but our national life is Infested by
spoilsmen having no Interests but self
and no object but ga'n. These are more
dangerous than any armed foreign power
and are making harm to our free institu
tions. We should be honest, peaceful, liberty-loving
obligations to God and our re
public. Then we shall have a citlsenshlp
that will care more for country than for
party. A c'tlzenshlp above prejudice, for
harmony, political honesty and honor and
for tho righLs und equalities of free men."
The Fervlees closed with benediction.
The address was the subject of general
comment, and the sentiments met with
the approval of all who heard them.
PTTZl.L CASE AGAIN.
Herman MuJgctts. nlins Holmes, Placed
Philadelphia, iMay 27. After slum
bering quietly for six months, the case
of Herman Mudgetts alias H. H.
Holmes, charged with conspiring to de
fraud the FMelliy.Mutu.il Life associa
tion of Philadelphia out of $10,000, was
placed on trial today in the quarter ses
sions court The charge grows out of
the alleged attempt of Holmes and two
accomplices to palm off on the Fidelity
company a body found in a house at
1.118 Callowhill street, as that of Benja
min Pitzel, whose life was Insured In
the company for $10,000, whereas it Is
said Pitzel is still alive.
The alleged conspiracy was success
fully carried out through the assist
ance of Jcptha P. Howe, a young law
yer of St. IaiuIs, who, with Marlon
Hedgepeth, was arrested charged with
being accomplices of Holmes, Howe,
It Is said, received a foe of $2,M0, one
quarter of the Insurance money, which
he collected, for his part of the work.
The two men nnd the woman Hedgc-
lieth were lndio:ed together.
MINE STRIKE IS DEAD.
Tho Men Have I'ought Twelve Weeks
nnd l.ost S'Jt'0,000.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 27. Th? miners'
strike in this district which has been
stubbornly fought for the past twelve
weeks, Is at an er.l. The district offi
cials tonight admit that ths strike i
lost and th.it it is useless to light any
It is probaible that the miners will
n.ow make a stampede to return to
their former places, maJiy of which
have been lllled.
The strikers wanted fifl cents a ton
and th,? operators offered fiO cents. The
men who have brr.n Idle h-.t-ve lost over
$:)00,0000 In warr.'s during the fruitless
DEATH FOR A HUMAN STEED.
Iloys I'lnjtng lloiso Driven In Front of
Reading, Pn., May 27. Three lad
were playing in the strejt, John Rei.n
hard driving Frank Houh and Eddie
Young with reins like horses. The lat
ter two lads crossed the street car
track when a car came up. The youth
ful driver drew back his human steeds
between the rails whon the car Btruck
Kddlo Young was cut In two, dying
Instantly, and Frank Hons was badly
though not fatally Injured. The other
Gull Hamilton sinking.
Washington, May 27. Abigail Dodge
Gull Humllton) rulllod consederably this
morning and wus given somo nourishment
in the foufii of mlllt, but grew weaker us
the day 'advanced and tonight Is again
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warmer
In southern portion; northerly winds, be
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Of the KNOTTY ques
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