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SSCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNIXG, AUGUST 14, 1893.
TWO CENTS A COPT.
And so make the cleaning up of our
Silk and Black dress goods stocks
complete. It's a little oft the ordin
ary, however, to cut prices so deeply
on goods that may be regarded as
staple styles, weaves and colorings,
but there's no such thing as half
measures In our business code, so
we've decided to complete the work
. of clearance, so "we'll begin In this
dept. earlier In the season.
Cheney Bros.' Printed China, pres
ent season's patterns In an excellent
assortment of colorings cheap at 50c.
Closing Price 31c
Light Ground Armure Silks, neat
plain and broken stripes and match
less for Stylish Shirt Waists.
Helght-of-the-season's price 50c.
Closing Price 28c
Cheney Bros.' best 24-lnoh China
Silks In the pick of this year's de
signs, light, medium and dark
grounds. These are full value for 75
Closing Price 35c
27-Inch fancy Check Silks, light
grounds and small styles in black
and white, brown and white, etc.
This silk has been a leading value at
50c. and a great seller.
Closing Price 35c
All wool Black Henriettas (blue or
Jet shades) 46 Inches wide, and as
honest a cloth as ever came from a
loom. Finish and color are both
perfect, and our regular price Is 65
Closing Price 45c
60-Inch all-wool Black Serge (Blue
or Jet). A fine make, perfect In ev
ery respect and guaranteed, worth
Closing Price 45c
opens Tuesday, Aug. 13th. As the
lots are limited and the goods un
usually desirable, we cannot guar
antee that supplies will hold out af
ter the first day or two.
S is at
BASTINGS VICTORY SURE
The Administration Now Counts oa
151 Votes for Gilkesoa.
SEVEN HOKE THAfi A MAJORITY
All Claims of the Quay Men Are Bl
I'pon the Hope of Break la
the Philadelphia Delegation-York
Philadelphia. Aug. U.-Another con
ference of the administration leaders
was held today in Mayor 'Warwick's of
fice. With the exception of Governor
lli.viliiL's th conferrees at today's
meeting were the same as yesterday
David Martin. iMayor Warwick, tlilke-i
son, Chris Mn gee and Charles Kmery
Smith. Nothing could 4e learned of
the matters under discussion. Accord
ing to the estimate published yester
day by the newspaper loading the tight
in Philadelphia against yuay. the ad
ministration now counts on l&l votes In
the convention for Ollkeson, or seven
more than a majority.
Thomas V. Cooper will publish tomor
row In his Media paper a new estimate
of the Quay vote In the convention.
According to Mr. Cooper's last estimate
Quay now has 143 delegates and from
the counties yet to hold conventions he
will get thirty-five more. Cooper gives
Ollkeson fifty-five of the delegates al
ready elected and gives him fifty more
of those to be eleated. He gives G like
son but forty-seven of Philadelphia's
seventy delegates. Cooper places
Rradford. Sullivan and Northumber
land counties with their seven dele
gates In the doubtful column. In slim
ing up. Cooper says that even with the
doubtful seven, Gilkeson will have but
112 votes In the convention and Quay
will have 177 votes, or thirty-seven
more than a majority.
Norrlstown, Pa., Aug. 13. At the
Montgomery county convention here
today, seven delegates were elected to
represent the inetrests of Senator Quay
In the state convention by a vote of
130 to 102. The following resolutions
were adopted: .
The republicans of Montgomery county
in convention assembled congratulate the
people of Pennsylvania, and of the whole
United Staites upon Mie signs of reviving
national prosperity Irrcreusing as they do,
as the present Democratic national admin
istration draws near to a close.
We antral our allegiance to republican
principles as a enunciated In the national
platform of lSKi, and Btate platform of
1SW and regret that the bitter teaohlng of
national adversity was required to prove
their everlasting soundness and truth.
We cordially endorse the candidacy of
Governor Hastings for chairman of the
coming state convention and Instruct the
delegation this day elected 'to make every
honorable effort thereof.
We heartily endorse the candidacy of
United States Senator Quay for chairman
of the republican state committee of Penn
sylvania, and lneruct our delegates to not
only give him their earnest support but
to vote if necessary for such modlflcattons
of the party rules as will provide for the
election of the chairman of the Mate com
mittee by the state convention.
To the republican state ticket of 1895 we
nledue the enthusiasm and united support
of the party in Montgomery county.
The Gilkeson followers wanted the
Quay people to concede them two dele
gates to the state convention from the
county, but the latter refused. The fol
lowing seven delegates to tne state con
vention were elected to support Quay
for chairman: Louis iM. Kelty and
William E. Nalle, of tfforristown; Thos.
H. Barker, of Lower Merlon; Addison
Eppeheimer, of 'Royersford; John K.
Light, of Conshohocken; Thomas O.
Scott, of North Wales, and William
Leas, of Horsham.
Philadelphia, Aug. 13. A special from
Pittsburg to the Record says:
Senator Quay today gave out the fol
"I have reason to "believe that a de
mand will be made upon Chairman Gil
keson by those whose demands he can
not disregard to doctor the roll of the
state convention In his Interest.
"The making up of the roll of the
state convention Is the business of the
state committee, Just as the making
of the roll of the national convention
Is the business of the national commit
tee. The authority to make it up has
heretofore been exercised by the chair
man of the state committee, because it
has never been questioned, and because
there has been no occasion recently of
sufficient Importance to require the
calling of the whole committee.
'Reasoning from the recent rump
conventions In Elk and Schuylkill, that
occasion now exists.
"In the event that Mr. Gilkeson does
not call the committee In pursuance of
the request, I have made of him today,
I sincerely trust that every member
of the state committee In favor of fair
play will be present at Harrlsburg on
Monday, Aug. 26, In order that the
state committee may take its business
into Its own hands."
Senator Quay today sent a letter to
'Mr. Gilkeson asking him to call a meet
ing of the state committee for the pur
pose of making up the convention roll.
Harrlsburg. Pa., Aug. 13. State
Chairman Gilkeson was asked tonight
what answer he would make to Senator
Quay's letter to him asking him to call
a meeting of the state committee.
"I have nothing to say," he, answered.
"Thlsthe first I have heard of such
a letter. I have net received It and I
cannot say what I will do until I have
York Still In Dispute.
York, Pa., Aug. 13. ICverybody ap
pears to be at sea regarding the pros
pects of success In York county of
either Quay or Hastings. The leaders
on both sides now refuse to talk. So It
seems that nothing but the convention
Itself, Thursday, can dispel the doubt.
BULGARIANS ARE ACTIVE.
They Slaughter Tnrks and Burn Houses
i at Jnnakll.
Constantinople, Aug. 13. The Valt of
Adrianople has telegraphed to the
Porte that according to advices re
ceived by him a strong Bulgarian band
attacked Janakll, a town In the Klrd
Jall district, Inhabited by Mussulmans.
The Bulgarians burned 300 houses and
killed many of the villager. The Vail
adds that the news emanates from the
villagers and may 'be exaggerated.
The Vail of Salonlca confirms the re
port of the attack and says that It oc
curred on Aug. . He adds that the
band numbered 1,000 men and that 290
houses were destroyed by fire. Ho
places the number of killed at
twenty- five. . -
DID MRS. BOLTON KILL HIM?
Spirit of William Foust Said to Have
Anderson, Ind., Aug. IS. Sheriff
Starr, ex-Coroner Arm-lngton and John
Anderson attended a seance last night
and were startled by the materialisa
tion of tiie spirit of William Foust, who
was murdered at Elwood July 1, 1(94,
and for whose death George Hires,
cterged with mttrder, was aent to the
prison north several months ago to
serve a thirteen-year term, and Will
iam Coxe. an accomplice, for two years.
The spirit eald Mrs. Maggie Bolton the
state's principal witness, had shot hlin
and that Hitvs was absolutely free
from any connection -with It
He says Hires will not ihave to serve
out all of his term, but Cox will. He
intimated that a confession from some
one would clear up matters and closed
by saying that he would tell more of
the loi v next time he had a chance.
Materializations of Edward Schalter
and 'Squire Roach followed. They said
Foust had ti l, si to loll his whole story,
but had not been permitted. They stat
ed that he told the truth. Mrs. Bolton
Is being held.
SORRY DILEMMA OF A GIRL.
While Picking Apples she rails Into a
Unrrel of Pitch.
Hartford. Conn.. Auk. 13. Kale Dan-
ahy. of Winsted. went Into an orchard
to pick apples. To enable her to reach
the 'branches better she flood on an old
barrel. Suddenly the head gave way.
The barrel happened to be one of pitch.
which had softened in the sun.
She stuck fast and began to sink
deeper and deeper Into It. It was half
and hour before It could be cut and
melted enough to liberate her, and then
It was more than three hours before the
pitch was removed sufficiently to allow
her to walk about.
BRACING IP T1IK RESERVE.
An Extra Million Added - Treachery Is
Feared ia tho Camp-Offenders to Me
New York, Aug. 13. The government
bond syndicate today addtd ll.iStti.UUO
to the treasury gold reserve In the
United St-aites trrunury. The deposit
wad made at 'the sub-treasury In New
Arbuckle Brothers, the wtill-kivown
coffee impoortero. withdrew $750,000 In
gold today for ehlpment to Europe. The
withdrawal, it is stated, -was made oniy
after a meeting of the members of the
bond syndicate this afternooon. As ine
story runs, the syndicate uifter a close
Investigation discovered that all the
members were not adhering to their or
iginal ahlpments that two well-known
Arms, .Instead of appearing in ithe mat
ter thmeselves, used thi house which
has recently done Blie 'bulk of the ship
ping of the yellow imetal.
It has been said for some llttle-tlme
that Crossman & Bro. were not for
warding gold in such large quantities
to meet payments on the Han's account,
but Jfhat its hills were sold against the
gohf for the profits acculng directly
from such operations. Arbuckle Bros,
arj rf counlzed as competitors of Cross
man & Bro. and shared in the bond
syndicate profits, whereas Crossman &
Bro. were not in that deal. While the
syndicate members would speak only
In whispers. It is evident that they have
discovered treachery In their camp and
have taken the Initiatory steps to pun
ish the offenders. When the Inside
facts are known, they are liable to
cause considerable commotion In finan
cl tl circles.
Having made enormous profits
through their participation In the syn
dicate operations, it was not believed
for a moment that any of the foreign
exchange houses would shlD gold, and
thus 'hamper the Belmont-Morgan In
terest, which has been striving to
keep the treasury gold reserve as high
Lady Members of the Atlanta Exposition
Commission Assemble at Uarrisburg to
Harrlsburg. Pa.. Aug. 13. Several
hours were consumed by the members
of the ladles' auxiliary of the Atlanta
exposition commission this afternoon
organizing and outlining the work. This
evening the ladies were guests of Mrs.
Hastings at dinner, at the executive
mansion. -Miss Jane M. Harding, of
Washington county, was chosen presi
dent; IMIss Mary S. Garrett, of Philadel
phia, secretary, and i.MIss E. Russell,
also of Philadelphia, assistant secre
tary. A proportionate share of the ex
pense of the erection and furnishing of
the state building at the exposition will
be borne by the auxiliary out of Its ap
propriation of $8,000. A thousand feet
of space will be requested in the wo
men's building, in addition to the space
already given for 'Miss Garrett's exhibi
tion by the deaf children.
The expense of packing and trans
porting the historical exhibit by the
Daughters of the Revolution and
Colonial (Dames will be borne by the
auxiliary. Members of the auxiliary
will be allowed their actual traveling
expenses on Pennsylvania day. when
the governor and other notables will
John G. Coder, of this city, who erect
ed the state buildings at the World's
fair, will build the one at Atlanta. It
will cost $8,000 furnished. Mrs. Hast
ings will have charge of the programme
at the woman's building op Pennsylva
CORBETT GETS MAD.
He Pounds MeVey All Around the Stags
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. U Jim Corbett
and McVey, his eiparring partner, cre
ated corvstderaible excitement at the
Lyceum boxing carnival tonight by giv
ing an exhibition that was not down on
the programme. During the second
round of .helr tout Corbett made a
punching bag out of IMcVey and the
latter in a slprit of resentment attempt
ed to clinch, and throw the champion,
sit the same time .hurling vile epithets
at him. Corbett pushed McVey to one
side with the remark that if It was
fight he was after he would be satisfied
In the next round.
When time was called, Corbett, pale
as 4 ghost, sprang to the center of the
stage with the quickness of a cat and
pounded (McVey all over the stage. The
round was cut short by the master of
ceremonies and the two pugilists re
tired to their respective dressing rooms.
Lindsay Will Not Aeeept. '
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 13 A special to the
Tribune from Frankfort Ky says: Sena
tor L'.ndsay will not accept thq.vacancy on
the supreme bench count caused by the
death of Justice Jackson If President
Cleveland should tender It to him. This
announcement Is authoritative, coming
from an. unquestionable source. The rea
son amigned for Mils is that from a finan
cial standpoint Senator Lindsay could not
afford to accept a plmce which would de
prive him of his Income from law prac
tice and where his expenses would be
necessarily Increased and his Income di
minished. Dr. Itosn Dead.
Ban Diego, Cal., Aug. It. Rev. Dr. Will
iam Dean, distinguished as the first Bap
tist missionary to China and Slam, who
save fifty years to the work, died this
morning, aged 87 yearn. His wife died
some tlma go. The children reside In the
x Spain Will Pay Up. ' j
Madrid, Aug. It The cabinet has de
cided to pay the Mora claim In one Install
ment In September, without interest. Par
liament will be asked to grant a special
credit for tin payment of ths CkUm,
A'S 1BSH- CF IT
The Emperor Anions to Give Ameri
cans Protect ioa.
WHY NEWS WAS HELD BACK
Five of the Kioters Have Been Arrested.
Missionaries Are Leaving Caaada.
Ko Officials I at plicated la
Shanghai, Aug. 13. Mr. Mansfield,
tho acting British consul at Foo-Chow;
Mr. Allen, the Uritlsh vice-consul at
Pagoda Island; Colonel J. Courtney
illxson, the United States consul at
Poo-Chow; Messrs. Banister and Greg
ory and one of the lieutenants of the
United States cruiser Detroit, will start
from Foo-Chow for Kucheng, the scene
ot the recent massacres, as soon as pos
sible. In order to make a complete In
quiry Into the matter. The consular
party will be escorted by a detachment
of luO Chinese braves, the viceroy hav
ing refused to allow an escort of for
eign soldiers or marines to accompany
Washington, Aug. 13. The following
cablegram, signed by the Chinese for
eign ottlce, the Tsung LI Yamen, was re
ceived at the Chinese legation today:
'".No Americans were injured in the
recent riots, though several Hngllsli
were. Five of the rioters have been ar
rested." This Is the first official Information
which has been received by the legation
concerning the recent riots, and the
fact that nothing was sent until infor
mation ot the arrest of some of the riot
ers would be reported Is taken at the
legation to moan that the Chinese gov
ernment la anxious to have the outside
world understand that China Is exert
ing her utmost endeavors to punish
those who participated In the assaults
upon the missionaries.
The officials of the legation maintain
strenuously that the Chinese govern
ment will exhaust every effort to bring
the guilty to Justice. They controvert
In strong terms the assertion that the
matter will be left to a partial commis
sion. 'While admitting freely that pre
judice exists among some of the lower
classes of the Chinese against foreign
ers, they contend that the wealthier
and better educated do not share that
The legation officials also refuse to
accept the statement that the olliclala
lu the province in which the rioting oc
curred were Implicated in the occur
rence. They admit the possibility of
negligence, but not of culpability on
the part of otflclals. They also direct
attention to the recent decree ot the
emperor for the protection and liberal
treatment of missionaries from foreign
countries as proof of the absence of an
tagonistic feeling to this class of for
Advices received at the state depart
ment state that Minister Denby is con
sulting with the British and Chinese
authorities relative to the. full and com'
plete investigation of the riots at Ku
cheng. This commission had not yet
been appointed, but It ' was being
iortnsa. Tnere is no doubt expressed
at the state department that United
States Interests will be carefully looked
after when this commission Is ap-
It Is stated also that Minister Denby
so far has done all that was possible for
a representative of the government to
do to bring about reparation and re
dress. The state department has given
such Instructions as will cause the min
ister to neglect nothing that will insure
better protection of the Interests of
Americans at Ku-cheng. He will also,
with the co-operation of Admiral Car
penter, takes steps to prevent further
riots and to protect American Interests
should any new cases of outrage arise.
Telegrams have been received at the
white house regarding these riots, but
they have been sent to the state depart
ment, and not to the president at Gray
. New O ii n boats.
Many of the prominent naval officials
are calling attention, In view of 'the
rioting at Hwa Sang and other places In
China, to the great value of light draft
gunboats for Just such service as thev
might now be able to render, if there
were any available, on the Asiatic sta
tion. The IMIn river, near which Hwa
Sang Is situated. Is very shallow, and Is
not navigable, except to old-fashioned
flat bottom stern wheelers, but there
are many others ot the Chinese rivers,
and rivers of other countries, with
which the United States might become
involved In trouble, which are navi
gable to vessels drawing ten or twelve
The government Is now having built
at Newport News two gunboats draw
ing 8 feet 10 Inches aft. These could be
of service for such work.
Toronto, Ont., Aug. 13. Mrs. Goforth,
wife of the Rev. Jonathan Goforth, left
Toronto yesterday to Join her husband
In China.' She was accompanied by six
missionaries, who are going out to vari
ous places In China.
Fanatics Who Instigated Knobeng
Massaoro-Why They Eat No Animal
Food-The Soul.Thoy Say.Transmlgratss
Into Pigs, Dueks, Eta,
New York, Aug 13 Mrs Baldwin, a
Methodist worker in mission fields In
China, writes to the World as follows:
"Kucheng, the locality 1rv which the
recent massacre occurred, Is ninety
miles from Fooohow, the nearest tele
graph station There Is no more expedi
tious way of reaching the place from
Foochow. the treaty port, than by boat,
sixty miles up the Mln river and thirty
miles overland 'in a Sedan chair carried
"I quite coincide with the opinion ex
pressed by .Mr, Waters, a former repre
sentative of the 'English government at
Foochow, that the Chinese people gen
erally would have no sympathy with
th'is deadrful work at Kucheng. But
there are in China, as In the United
States, many secret societies. Some ot
them there, as here, are inimical to the
government. Many are bitterly opposed
to foreigners and have given the Chi
nese government much trouble. One
who knows the facts cannot blame these
people so much In view of the dire op
pression of the poor people by the gov
ernment. 'Moreover, foreigners themselves,
with their governments, have constant
ly reinforced superstition by the opium
traffic, forced upon a most unwilling
nation by English swords and cannon,
bringing awful suffering and poverty
Into some par of almost every family
In the empire, so that a foreigner's face
even In the Interior suggests ths for
"This has planted widespread fear
and hatred of the foreigner, and we
missionaries have had to meet this and
have been trying to prove to the people
that we oppose this trafflo as much as
they, and we have gained steadily In
. ''But now comes the .dreadful war of
greed and ambition, the failure of ths
Cfalntu government to proteot Its own,
and the exorbitant and unreasonable
indemnity demanded by Japan, which
will be wrung by taxation from the
The Vegetarian sect, said to be es
pecially responsible for the massacre at
Kucheng, are the most honest and
bigoted followers of Buddah. Buddah-
Ism teaches the transmigration of the
soul; thait If one does not meet a cer
tain standard of righteousness, and
become worthy of a higher birth he
must take the alternative of a lower
birth Into animal life; therefore it Is a
sin to eat animal food, even eggs, lest
one eat human beings. The Vegeta
rians abstain from meat, hence their
Had $0,000 In Cah Burled lieneath the
Floor of His Cabin.
Shamokln, Pa., Aug. 13. While on his
deuith bed, Xii-year-oid John Helteman
told relative that he had ia large sum
of money concealed In a log cabin in
which he had Hived for nearly fifty
A vearoh of .oh cabin brought to light
nearly $,000 In sliver and gold coin.
The money was burled beneath the floor
of the oU'bi'ik
LIFE OF A RISS1AN EXILE.
kemsrkablo Career of Alexis Mlcholson,
Bigamist, Forger and Numerous Othir
Jacksonvl le. Ha., Aug. 13. The flight
of Attorney Alexis (M. Michelson has re
vealed an interesting story. Michelson
is the son of an ex-nnayor of St. Peters
burg. In the latter seventies, (Michel
son, then about 18, became Involved
In a plot against the cxar. To save him
from Siberia, he was sent to this coun
try by his father. 'Michelson sailed on
a ship for Charleston, ti. C.
He bad money and letters of intro
duction to prominent people In Charles
ton, and armed with these letters, and
belifg bright and handsome, the young
exile was soon cutting a wide swath.
He studied luw In the olllce of a promi
nent tlrm, was admitted to the bar, and
then taken Into partnership by his pa
trons. Meanwhile, iremlttances from Russia
ceased, and Michelson found himself in
need of money to continue his career.
He began to forge the name of the law
firm, and finally was arrested on com
plaint of the German bank of Charles
ton, and after trial was sent to tne
Columbia penitentiary. While there
Michelson learned of a plot of convicts
to escape, which he 'betrayed to offi
cials, thereby saving the lives of the
warden and several guards. For this
he was pardoned, though there were ru
mors that he instigated the conspiracy
solely to secure a pardon.
Leaving the penitentiary, Michelson
settled In Mount Pleasant, S. C, and
taught school die Joined the Camp
belllte church and became a preacher
nnd married a daughter of a wealthy
planter. A year after her marriage she
learned that Michelson was untrue to
her, and, the story goes, took her hus
band across her knee and used a shin
gle on him. iMlchelson then fled to
Madison, Fin., taking with him a beau
tiful girl whom he represented as his
wife, although there is no record that
he was ever divorced from his South
At 'Madison Michelson began to prac
tice law, and In a year was so popular
that he was chosen to the legislature.
He made a brilliant record, but became
Involved In a liaison and fled to Quit
man. In Quitman he committed for
gery and flew back to Madison, Fla.,
where he was arrested, but escaped by
donning the garb of a woman and slip
ping down the pillar of a porch.
In some way the charges against him
were hushed up, and two years ago
Michelson came to Jacksonville, an
nouncing his intention to reform. He
built up a good practice, and about a
year ago married a woman here, an
nouncing that he had 'been divorced
from his other two wives. But Michel
son could not keep straight, and last
week forged the name of Attorney
Frank Pope to a note for a large
amount and when discovery was immi
It now develops that he has never
been divorced and Js the husband of
three living wives. It Is thought that
he has gone to Montgomery, Ala., and
efforts will 'be made to bring him back.
He is a handsome fellow, of small sta
ture, with raven black hair and mellow
blue eyes. .
MONK IN COLONEL'S UNIFORM.
Quoer Combination on the Staff of Ken
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 13. A Trapplst
monk, who Is also a colonel on the staff
of the governor of a state, Is a combi
nation seldom to be recorded. Brother
Reginald, principal of Gethsamane col
lege, is also colonel on the staff of Gov
ernor Brown, and when on such duty is
Colonel Darnley Beaufort.
'The strange thing about It Is that
the monk kenw nothing of his military
title until last week, when he was or
dered to attend the encampment of the
Third regiment at Henderson. He
promptly laid aside the white cowl and
donned a uniform and eet out for camp.
Brother Reginald was In town last
night on his return from the camp.
Colonel Beaufort Is principal of the
school conducted by the monks, and
was appointed by Governor Brown on
his staff last summer before he took
the vows, but through some oversight
was not Informed at the time. He says
he will become a colonel on state occa
sions and whenever commanded by the
governor, but at other times will wear
the white cowl within the monastery
TORTURED TO DEATH.
Uorrlble Crimes Laid at the Door of the
"Washington, Aug. 13. Charles Ham
mond and Rose 'Hammond, his wife,
have been held to the grand Jury
charged with causing the death of little
Campbell Hall by Ill-treatment and
starvation. The police are now of the
opinion that the couple killed the lad
to secure $200 Insurance money.
The coroner's inquest, held today, de
veloped the fact that the boy had been
shamefully beaten and deprived of food.
Tho Hammonds are the lowest type of
LASSOED BY ROBBERS.
laborer Caught by a Rope and Robbed
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 13. Newport,
Ky., has a novelty In the. way of high
way robbery. Peter Dcwatt was re
turning from work on thesiew Coving
ton reservoir tonight when he was sud
denly brought to a halt by a rope
around his neck.
He had been lassoed by two men
from behind a tree. Afterward he was
knocked down and robbed of $70. Later
he Identified his assailants . and they
were arrested. -j :
Mr. Harrison's Portrait.
Washington, Aug. 13. The picture of ex-
S resident Harrison, painted by Boatman
ohnsor was hung in the white house to
day. It Is considered to be an excellent
ilkenesn and as a work of art satisfactory
to ths best Judges.. It is a notable addition
to Us gstery Int&s executive mansion!
FREE C0INACE BOOK
Conference to Be Held in Washington
LIST OP DELEGATES PRESENT
Seuator Harris Will Preside Over the
Meeting An Organisation to Be
Formod Within tke Party.
Am Effort at Harmony.
Washington, Aug. 13. Representa
tives from almosut every xtait wiH be
pivsent at the free coinage conference
to be held In this city tomorrow. This
conference hi the outcome of the Mem
phis convention, at which time Demo
emtio representatives from (til states
weru Instructed ito send delegates to a
gt-m-r-jil conference In Washington.
These dt'legutHS come as representa
tives of the sixteen to one movement,
and aire Ojnlldvnt of success, and will
admit of no compromise.
Theo following delegates had arrived
tonight: Senators 'Harris, of Tennes
see; Jones, of Arkansas; Turple, of In
ittuno, who Issued the call for the con
vention; Hon. N. N. Cox, of Tennessee;
Hon. J a nits A. Locklhart, Wadesboro,
N. C.j W. M. Rubey, Macon. Ga.j Hon.
Robeitt Neill, UateaviN, Ark.; VV. Hill,
W. C. Humphrey and George W. Allen,
St. Louis; josuph F. Johnson, Samuel
Wllljohu, John W. Tomllnson and H.
W. Wlhwn, Birmingham, Ala.; Joseph
Hodgson, Mobile, Ala. j Senator John
W. Danil and Peter J. Otey. Lynch
burg, Va. Also 'the following from Illi
nois: W. H. Hinrirheon, John A.
Barnes. R. M. Ro, M. F. Dunhup, G.
K. Doying, Owen R. Thompson, Grge
M. Learone, George E. Krennan, Will
iam E. Wilson, J. W. Yantea and M.
It Is probable that Senator Harris,
will preside over the meeting, and Casey
Young, ot Memphis, who Is chairman of
the executive committee, will have
much to say In the proceedings. The
object of the conference Is to form an
organization within the Democratic
party favorable to free silver, and every
effort will be made to secure harmony
In the ranks.
Senator Harris is authority for the
statement that a new national commit
tee will be formed composed of Dem
ocrats of promlnenece, one drawn from
each state, the object being to secure
control of the next national Democratic
The delegates disclaim any Inten
tion of introducing factional differences
in the ranks of the Democratic party.
and say that the movement is entirely
within the party lines.
SENSATION 4L TRIAL.
Qua la t Sest Throw Stones at Each Other
and Are Fined.
Vanceburg, Ky.. Aug. 13. A sensa
tlonal trial took place here yesterday
before Judge R. :H. Fisher. Several
families, members ofa peculiar religious
sect, five miles above here, known as
"The Rockport Disciples," have been
arrested charged with assault and bat
tery. The supreme members of the or
der, it 13 claimed, had made untrue
affidavits against each other, tiev.
Smith Hicks, the "sacredotal superior,"
was on trial for beating with a cane the
chllilren of Wesley iBufflngton, "the
grand croas bearer."
The "sacredotal superior" was fined
$10 and costs. His wife, "the lady of
Jordan," was fined $10 for throwing
stones at "the lady of love," Mrs. WeS'
ley Burlington. "The lady of love" was
fined $10 for striking "the lady of Jor
dan" over the head. The "sacredotal
superior" had on a religious vestment
composed of union flags. He said a red
stripe represented the blood of agony
the white his own purity and the stars
til? ruperor manhood of his order.
TRIED TO EAT FIRE.
Sad Fats of Wllllo Reynolds, of She
Shamokin, Pa., Aug. 13. A childish
emulation of the feats of some profes
sional mountebanks cost 9-year-old
Willie Reynolds his life last night.
Some time ago Willie saw some tire
eaters at a circus. He concluded that
he could do the trick. He got his fa
ther's miner's lamp last night and fill
ing his mouth with kerosene blew the
oil out upon the lighted wick. The oil
ignited and the flames run up into the
little fellow's mouth. With fire darting
from his mouth,' Willie ran frantically
in search of his parents.
His father, attracted by. the boy's
screams, went to his assistance and
succeeded In extinguishing the flames.
The boy inhaled the fire, and after
great suffering died this morning.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Diphtheria le prevalent In Orwlgsburg.
Mrs. RhoB.l. housekeeper for Klaln
Trout, a Pottetown Invalid, bravely drove
a burglar out of his house.
John Welsh, of Scottdale, wnn riabbed
to death by John Gu.llugher, of Evorson,
during a quarrel at a Scottdale picnic.
After Ave yea'iV pumpvng at the Wolf
Creek mine, near Mlnersvillo, coal was
aigiaim broken at the old colliery yesterday.
Peter Schmidt, Hie old roldr.er who was
turned out of the nlmshouse of Schuylkill
county by the officials, end who was pro
vided with' a placo 't the Krle Soldiers'
homo, has been returned to the almshouse,
NoMce has been given the employes of all
the departments of the Uailcy Iron works,
at HarrlMbuifi of an Increase of 6 to 15
per cent. In wages dating from July 18.
Several hundred men are affected.
One hundred ami fifty laborers employed
at the New Castle T.n Plmie mill have
gone out on a-strike, dflmnndlng an ad
vance of ten cents per day in wsges. Man
ager Greer has promised a decision by
FLASHED FROM WIRES.
Proepeotors for gae near Dover, O.,
struck a vein of what la thought to be sil
Phillip Skinner, of the Seventh cavalry,
who ha been In the service thirty years,
blew his brains out at Camp Douglass,
The natlonail convention of the Universal
Peace union wMI bo held in the open air
on the Myllo river, near Mystic, Conn.,
Aug. 20 to 22.
The body of Frank Clancy, a miiwlng
Kalamnioo (Mich.) man, was found yes
terday in a pickling vat of the Ann Arbor
University Medical college.
When John Blum, of St. Joecfih, (Mo.,
asked his wife to extikn'n the presence of
a stranger, she attacked him with an axe,
and he beat her brains out
Postmaster General Wilson returned
from Long Branch yesterday.
The cruiser Newark reached Cape Town,
Africa, yesterday, and wilt go Into dry
Anexperlmental tank will be prepared
at the Waahlrerton navy yard, in which
models of vessels may be tested.
For eastern' PennsylvaMav fair; con
Bue4 high temperature; variable Wtada.
At prices reduced to
close out balance ol
One lot Empire Gowns
98 cents, former price
$1.25. Four lots Cor
set Covers 25c, 39c.f
50c. , 75c, former
prices 38c to $1.25 J
69c, 98c, reduced
from 85c and $1.19;
Boys' Kilt Suits.
LADIES' SILK WAISTS
$3.50, $5.00, $6.00,
$7.50, reduced from
' $4.50, $6.50, $8.00
and $9.00. Ladle
White Lawn Waists
at exactly half price.
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Schieren & Co.'s
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313 Spruce St., Scranton.
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hi the United States. LBWIS, RKILLY
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