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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN - LACKAWANNA-COUNTY.
EIGHT PAGES 50 COLUMNS.
SCItAXTOX,' PA., TUESDAY MOBNING, MAItCII 17, 18915.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
Year to Year
At our annual pprlng sale of hlgh
. grade muslin underwear. The goods
on'ered are no Hliuy or Job lot kuiIi
erlnus, picked up merely lieraiise they
were low-priced. We will back any
ami every garment among the thou
sands laid before you 10 he as per
fectly, prettily und conscientiously
ttnlslied us any In their line thul were
ever luld on u counter or selling table.
The muslins, cambrics and Keneral
trlmmliiKa are Juki such ax a ra re
fill, well posted woniun would select
If she made the round of the various
departments, und when we mid iti.it
we've enured neither time nor effort
to muke this wale the crowning trl
uniih umotiK our ninny hnnexf bargain
successes, we believe thut we've wild
all Dint Is necessary to convince you
that the occasion should command
your immediate utlentlon. The
WEAR ANNUAL SALE
' Opens Thursday, Mar.
12th, and continues
for 30 days.
Gisaramted Bairpiioi Facts
LA D1R5' GOWNS OR
r.. ipinllly for
li'ic. tinuMly fix....
K"ie. qiuilliy for
kT'jC. 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 r V fur....
!'.'-. tiuulity for
Il.no iii.illiy for....
ti ll''; iiualiiy ror...
1.1.1 iiuulliy for....
tl. . i : 1 i t fur
11.3.1 quality for....
tl..l7'i quality for. ..
$1.1,6 quulltv for.,..
11.67';. quality for...
i:n) iii:ility for....
Halnttly made from choicest mater
ials. t. quality for.
. . . IITc.
2c i list 111 - for
''. quality for
tVie. quality for
file. tiialiiy for
ft-, iiuulliy for
I...', riu.ility for
7'c iiuulliy for
7. iiuulliy for..
I7'3c iiiulity for 73c
V or square cut fronts. Trellles
' dulnly Irons.
'". iiuulliy for
Sc iiuulliy for.
Jf.c qiuilliy for
tT'i ((iiulliy for
4.. quality for
He. quality for
T.ntoet styles In trim, and cut s
peclnlly deslxneil lo meet ihi rei;'.?1re
nients of the extra wide dress kirta
fine, iiuulliy for :i7'.'.c,
0e. iiuulliy for , Kiic.
tlx: qua lit v for Vie,
li.ll'i uuallty for II. if,
t .2.1 qiialitv for $10.1
11.371, iiuulliy for II. IN
II Wi quality for II. Hi!
II .7.1 quulliy fur XI r,1
t? no quullty for II. 7H
1:1.37 quullty for Il.'jj
Special prices have a I no been placed
on Mioses' and Children's gown and
drawers, In which our line U com
plete. A Royal.
SMit Waist Opcntog
. In conjunction with our annual ante
of Muslin I'mlerwear we will make
. an opening; of new- spring and Hum
mer ishlrt waists. The goods are all
laundried with stiff collars anil cuffs,
and the styles are aa new aa the latest
OPENING PRICE CUTS.
F dos. new waist worth fine, for tc.
W dox. new waists worth HSc. for me.
GO dos. new waists worth II for 7.v.
W dos. new walsls worth II. il for s-
) do, new waists worth fl.iio for....$i.i!
CI doa. new waists worth 11.70 for $1.39
THE SECRETARY EXPLAINS
Mr. Carlisle's Letter on the Silver
HE ANSWERS SPEAKER CRISP
Silver and Gold llava Bean Treated Alike
in tha Vnlted States Treasury.
Great Efforts Made to Keep Sil
ver Coins ia Circulation.
Washington, March 16. Itepresenta
tlve 1'ut tei-son, of Tennessee, made pul
lie tuilay the following letter, which he
received this morning from Secretary
OrtVe of the Secretary.
Washington. I). C. March 111, is."-,.
To Hon. .loslah Patterson, House of U.p
rese mat Ives,
Aly Hear Slr:-The favor of Feb. 17 was
duly received and otlKht to have been an
swered tt once, but the pressure of orti
ciul business has compelled me lo delay
a response- until now. You stute thut in
u speech delivered liy lion. Charles l
Crisp in the house of representatives on
the fourteenth day of February that gen
"He (meaning the secretary of the
treasury refuses to give silver for gold
because h nuist hold the silver to p.iy
the silver certificates und Sherman tune
under the net of IMst. mid when u 8her.
man note' issued under the net of lx:w
is presented he redeems it In Bold und not
ill silver. What mockery Is this; whilt
son of friendly trentment is 'accorded
silver liy this law and pruclice that ob
tains ut the treasury of the I'nitf'd
Siutes?" And you ask me to "state fully
how you ill have dealt with the sliver
currency since your (my) incumbency of
the ottlce of secretary of the treuaiiry, and
whether you ill have in denling with the
subject. liscreilited allver'.'"
In answer to your question I ran only
Buy thai in till the operations of the treas
ury depart meiit during my administration
of its ufTHlrs the IckiiI tender gold and
sliver coltiM of the I'niteil States have beeu
treated precisely alike, except thai greater
elToriM hnve ben made lo keep silver coins
in chviilutinu than hnve been made to
keep nol'l coins in circulation.
SI I..VKR (TUNS PAID OCT.
The nniuiuit paid out by the department
ill silver coins uild sliver eertltlcule
greatly exceeds the mount paid out In
gold certificates, and in no instance hus.
the least tiiMci hninatiun hern made ugai'liU
sliver ur lt paper representative. In io
Instance Ims silver or silver cerllllcatos
lieen refused In payments of a debt or de
mand due the government, and in no In
idunce .has the government refused to
pay silver coins ur silver certllliales In
discharge of lis obligations when the hold
ers of the olillgatous demanded or re
quested such payment. When fulled
Siutes not.! or treasury notes are present
ed for redemption gold Is paid if it Is de
manded, and If sliver Is deniunded silver is
paid. Thus Hie coins of the two metals
are Ireate.l ex. icily alike In making pay
ments by the government, us well as in
the discharge of debls due lo the govern
ment. It lias always been the pulley i,f
the treasury depurtmeiii lo encourage the
use of silver to the largest poKsllile cx
letit, mill in order to accomplish this
standard silver dollars will be sent by ex
press ut tlie expense of the government to
any one who will deoosit an eiiuivulcnt
amount In nllver certificates or in reun-
llty liole ol KM) wilh the I lilted Htules
livasuref or any usslslant treusurer. or
with a liallonal hunk depository, and sub
sidiary silver coins will be sent by the ex
press at the expense of the government to
any one who will deposit with such of
ficers or bunks any kind oC I'nited Siutes
currency ur null., mil bank nous: but gold
Is not scut to anybody free of charge.
In AiiHiit. 1M, ihere was a great anil
unusual ueniunil in nearly every purt of
the (inn try for currency of small denomi
nations, anil In Its attempts , supply this
demand 111 treasury department paid out.
In di-fruylnv the expenses of the govern
ment a in I In exchange foe other forms of
currency, all the silver thai could be law
fully used for these purposes, so that for
a Hliorl erlod It was compelled to miih
pend payment In standard sliver ilollurn,
except in the redemption of silver certiil
cities ami t reasiiry notes of IMW. The law
aiithiirliliM the Issue of sliver certificate
upon deposits of silver provides that "th
coin deposited for or representing the cer
tificates shall he retained In the treasury
for the payment of the same on demand."
It is therefore plain thut whenever the
amount of silver dollars In Ihe treasury
does not exceed Ihe amount of silver cer
tilic.iles oiitHtunilitig. Ihe serrelurv of the
treasury cannot, without a violaloti of
law, puy out such silver except for the
redemption of certificates.
AN IUI.KC.AI. EXCHAXOE.
At such times he has no more right
to exchange silver dollurs for gold thun
hei hus to pay nut In any other niauuer.
Hut I here is also another fund III tho
IreiiMiry. which Is required by luw to I n
held for different purpose. It con.dsls
of the bullion und the slundurd silver dol
lars colne I from Ihe bullion purchased
iiiider Ihe net July U, ltiHO. That act
provides for the purchase of silver bullion
at ihe market price and the Issue of treax
nry iioie in payment for it. and It i.lso
declui'es that "no greater or less ntnouut
of such notes shall be outstanding nt .iny
time than t he cost of the silver bullion and
the slum turd silver dollars coined there
from, I hen held In treasury purchased bv
such notes." ruder this provision tho
secretary is required to keep In the treas
ury til all times un amount of sliver bul
lion, at its ensl price, and In standard
silver dollars coined from the purchased
bullion exactly equal to the amount of
treasury notes outstanding, and he can
not, therefore, lawfully use such Stan l
onl silver dollars except for the redemp.
lion and cHiicellatlon of treasury notes.
Aly letter lo the I'niteil States sen.ile,
upon which .Mr. Crisp's sutetnents seems
to have lieen based, wns written on '.he
seventeenth day of August. 1xn:s, and ut
that time there was no free silver In tho
treasury: that Is. there was no standard
silver dollars In he treasury except su'h
as the law required to he held for Ihe re
demption of silver reriiticntes and thu
treasury notes of IWK). und these redemp
tions were made lit all limes during that
month Btid every other month when these
forms of onrrency were presented, lcir
Ing the month of August. ix:t. treasury
poles to the amount of l.27:t,2t7 were re
deemed in silver and cancelled, and since
the llrst .lay of August. 1k:i, tin, total
amount of such notes redeemed In silver
ami oaneelled Is 119.533.722. Prior to my
administration of the affairs of the de
partment none of these notes had been
redeemed In silver or cancelled.
f'Of.D PRCXTR E IX
Since the beginning of this administra
tion nearly II 10.MM.uM) in gold has been
procured Irv exchange for other forms
of currency. Of this amount $,!tir,,8l2 has
been procured In exchange for sliver coin,
und 110.329.3:10 In exchunge for silver cer
tillcales. The department has never re
fused to exchunge silver for gold when It
hud silver that could lie lawfully used for
the puroie, and if it had so refused I am
whollv unable to see how It could be con
sidered n discrimination against silver.
Is a te-funal to pay nut gold in exchunge
for silver a. dlsrriminaton against gold?
If not. it of course follows that a refusal
to pay out sliver for gold Is not a dis
crimination against silver.
In response to your verbal Inquiry con
cerning the coinage of standard silver
dollars during the present administration
you are advised that It amounts to the
sum 'of fci.tMtt.uoO up to the fifteenth day
of this month, while the whole amount of
such dollars coined in this country, from
the establishment of the mint. In 17H2. up
to February. M78. a period of eighty-six
years, wan 8.0.000.
I enclose herewith a copy of my letter
to Ihe I'niteil Slates senate referred to
above. Very truly yours.
(Signed) J. U. Carlisle
"BKlCiHT EYES" BLUKKKI).
Scott Collins Knocked Out by Joe Ual
ott. the Colored Wonder.
Long Island City, L. I., March 1(1.
The Eureka Athletic club, formerly
well known as the Puritan Athletic
club, was opened tonight with a twenty
round bout between Joe Walcott, the
colored wonder, and Beott Collins, bet
ter known in pugilistic circles as
"Bright Eyes." for the premier attrac
tion. The battle was to have been de
cided at Stuart's memorial Kl Paso
The curtain raised was a l.M-pound
argument between Tommy West, of
California, and William Quinn, of Hat
field, la. The bout, which was of the
give and take order, was very exciting,
gulnn was given the decision at the
end of the tenth round, being the fresh
er of the two.
The next bout was between Sammy
Myer; of New York, and Dave Wall,
or Ireland, who boxed ten rounds at
115 pounds. Wall was given the deci
sion. Tho bout was very tame.
The next event was the attraction of
the evening. Wnlcoit was a favorite
at UK) to -10. "Hrlght Eyes" made a
game fight, but he was no match for
Walcott, and in the seventh round he
was knocked clean out.
THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT.
Mapublicans Have l.lcutcd 207 Delegates
to Dato-.Mckinlcy Is in the l.ead-.Mor-ton's
friends Are lleginning to Worry
About New York.
New York. March 16. The results of
elections held in thei various Htates
show that up to the present time 207
delegates to the Republican nationul
convention ut St. Louis have been
cliiwen. of these 108 favor ex-fJover-nor
,M Klnley, while 32 are for Senator
Allison, 2S for Sieaker Keed. 19 for Sen
ator Quay, 10 for flovernor Morton and
111 for Senutor Cullom. In the last week
82 delegates were chosen.
The delegates already chosen come
rroin the following states:
Alabama SNew York 1t
Arkansas Hi iililo 21
Florida S I Pennsylvania ....
Oeorgla Hl'Soiith Carolina... 2
Illinois 12 Texas .: 20
lowu 2(1. Wisconsin 4
Kansas H Dlst. of Columbia 2
Mississippi H Total 2UD
The results of lust week's elections
demonstrate as conspicuously as did
those held in February and the earlv
days of March the vltulity of McKin-
Icy s canvass for the presidential nom
ination. The strength of the various
candidates Mauds, then, as follows:
McKlnlcy ; I ml yuay Ill
Allison ::. Morton 1u
itred 2a Cullum 10
Two delegates from Texas ure put
down as having no preferences.
VIEW OF ( I RAN REBELLION'.
Spanish .Minlstor Intimates Hit Press
Heporls Are Inaccurate - Insurgents
Said to lis llunds of Plunderers.
Washington, March 16. The state
ment of Minister De Lome, us sent to
Secretary Olney. and by him transmit
ted lo the. senate foreign relations com
mittee, und rettd In the senate by Sena
tor .Morgan today, Is dated "l.egucion
le Kspuua, Washington. Jun. II. IXHii,"
und marked 'conOdentlal." This com
munication substantially reasserts the
grounds taken by the Spanish authori
ties In other nltlclal communications us
to ihe lack of lixed residence bv the in
Mii'gents; their non-exercise or any act
of civil government, and other points
heretofore alluded to in discussing their
portions, to show that the insurgents
occupy no part of the island permanent
ly, together with references to their nl
leged guerrilla plans of warfare, etc.
Mr. Morgan ulso read a letter from
Secretury Olney, dated toduy. sending
another letter from the Spanish minis
ter saying that the Hlluation in the
Island of Cuba, considered in a military
point of view. Is unchanged and prob
ably taking only in consideration the
nnu! result of the war. has been bet
tered by the raid of the two Cuban
leuders. The advance of ihe command
of those two men to the nnivi r
MalunzaH and llahana, and to the limits
of pnar I el Kin, hus been prepared
with the Intention of producing theatri
cal efTect and to impress the public
opinion In the ('tilted States. It is
rv'obable ulso, thnt as has been planned,
und In tilts they huve utterly failed
with the desire of producing an upris
ing in some of the larger towns of the
most thickly populated part of Habana.
The reports of the press nnd of inter
ested persons, he continues, have pre
sented the Insurgents as n victorious
army, murchlng towards the capital of
the Island and they have even con
sidered the possibility of the investment
Nothing the letter asserts, Is farther
from the truth. To understand the war
in Cuba, it Is necessury to bear in mind
the nuture of the soil und the kind of
warfare that is only possible there. The
commander in chief of the Spanish
forces had to comply with the mora!
duty of every government to protect
as much as possible, the private prop
erty. The army hus been scattered, to
garrison the sugar estates, nnd has been
successful, to u great extent, in pre
venting the l.ttrn insr of the buildings
and the destruction of the machinery.
The rest of the forces have been in
cniistunt persecution of the insurgents,
preventing them from remaining In one
place, obliging them to wander about,
and succeeding In having engagements
which huve never been decisive, because
the policy of the enemy hns been to
disband at the approach of the fortes
of the Spanish army.
Not a single town or village hns risen
in their favor, raising the rebel flag.
The letter continues in an Instance
upon statements, consistent with the
facts frequently admitted by the Span
ish authorities that the rebel bands
that huve been represented to the
American. public as an army, hnve not
been near Havana. They have not
been able to attack or even to sur
round the city, and It seems absurd to
even consider It. remembering that to
thut present moment they have not
even tried to hold a place where to es
tablish what they call their govern
ment. They have destroyed the rail
roads In Matanzas, but these have been
immediately repaired and are runlng
and huve brought a part of the troops
by which they have been Immediately
surrounded. Should It be necessary,
however, to increase the Spanish forces
to overthrow the Insurrection, the as
sertion is declared that this could be
done and summing up the entire sit
uation, the letter says:
"The Cuban insurgents are, nnd rep
resent a small minority of the people
of the Island; they do not occupy per
manently any town or part of the ter
ritory; the principal feature of the revo
lution is a radical war they have not a
civil government established and no
civil and judicial jurisdiction Is exer
cised; the revolution has been started
from abroad. Is maintained by foreign
Intervention, obtained by a systematic
misrepresentation of facts."
The I'rce l.unch Must Go.
Heading, Pa March 16. Judge Kndlleh
handed down un opinion today In which
he warns saloon-keepers to discontinue
ihe practice of setting out lunches In the
evening or ut night. He says it is a viola
tion of the law and proprietors who do tot
obey the order will be refused license
Treasury Gold Reserve.
Washington, March 10. The treasury
gold reserve at the close of business to'
day stood at I127.i0t.71if. The withdraw
als for the day amounted to 11110,800. There
yet remains to be paid in on account of re
rent bond Issue about $9,0,000 in gold. I
QUIET DAY AT FRANKFORT
Governor Bradley's Troops Keep
Order at the Capital.
DEMOCRATS DO NOT RESP0XD
The Members Refuse to Answer the Roll
Call-l'aseated Senators in Attend
anee Rldieulous Reformers at
the Meetiag of Legislators.
Frankfort, Ky.. March 16. This has
oeen a day or great excitement. Short
ly after 10 o'clock this morning: Colonel
Castteman was made active commander
or the troops. Among the first to ar
rive at the capitol were Drs. Walton
nnu James, ,t he unseated senators.
They took the same Beats they have
occupied in the house since their expul
sion from the senate. The mayor and
chief of police showed their disapproval
of the governor's course by staying
Senator Blackburn and ex-Congress-mun
Phil Thompson arrived at the
house stairway at 10.30 o'clock. Tho
senator was allowed to go uu. but Mr.
Thompson was turned back. A minute
later Sergeant at Arms Simmers, of the
senate, accompanied by Colonel. Juck
Chinn, F.ph l.lllard. and his other newly
sworn deputies, was halted.
Mr. Simmers showed his papers find
those of his deputies. He wus told to go
on himself, but his deputies must re
main behind. The lutter turned back
and said nothing. Upstairs Senator
Hluckburn was the only one to be seen
of the crowd that had heretofore been
with him in the senate cloak-room for
the past two months.
When the rod call begun the Demo
crats all refused to answer to their
names. Kvery one watched to see if
Poor would answer to his name. He
did not do so.
Senator 1 .a tides said that he was
paired with Senator Snlyers, but had u
right to vole to muke a quorum. Only
sixty-six answered to their mimes, all
The chair ruled that a vote would be
necessury to show whether seventy
"were present und voting," and ordered
the ballot, lioth Democrats and lte
publicuns refused to vote. The only
Indication of uny member being pres
ent was the general laughter thut went
round. Kacli side thought the other
was afraid, nnd both were right.
Speedy, of Louisville, voted fur noyle,
and that wus the only vote cast. When
the motion to udjutiru wus made, Mr.
HroiiHtoti wanted to know Ihe ruling of
the cliuir us to. whether a ballot should
be taken tomorrow.
no skin of msonuicn.
An adjournment wus taken with the
Understanding thut the bullut would
lie taken tomorrow at 12 if both houses,
were in session nt that hour. There
wus no sign of disorder.
After adjournment of the Joint sea
Sinn, Senator Fulton, Democrat, 'of
fered a resolution, v hlch wus adopted,
declaring all of (lovernor Bradley's acts
Illegal, closing as follows:
lie It resolved, Hy the senate, thut Will
iam llobel, A. J. Gross, W. O, Bronslon,
C. t McM'hord. George Sims and Fenton
Fulton, as state senators, be appointed
a special committee to forthwith and
without delay inquire into such contempt
and breach of privilege in the manner and
under authority of law and to report to
this house at the earliest practical mo
ment after Investigation, all mutters of
fact specified, wllh their opinion thereon,
for the llnal action of this house.
This morning Governor Hradley Is
sued a proclamation giving his reasons
for calling out the troops. These were
that for several days past un armed
body of men have Intimidated und over
awed some portion of the members of
the general assembly, and that the civil
authorities were either powerless, over
awed or unwilling to act.
Frankfort, Ky March 16. The start
ling feature of the day was the result
of the Investigating committee. The
Democrats expected to establish ns a
fact that Governor Bradley and the
Republican leaders had conspired to
call out the militia In order to compel
the senators Walton and .Tames to
vote. In this they failed. The testi
mony of Colonel Galther showed some
of the Democrats had been In communi
cation with John and Phil Thompson
and others of that Ilk for the purpose of
filling the cupltol with armed men and
Intimidating the general assembly.
Colonel Oulther's testimony created a
decided sensation. Governor Bradley
was only on the stand. His testimony
was substantially to the same effect us
the statement given out by him last
Phil Thompson corroborated the
statements mude by Colonel Galther.
PHA1SK FOU BRADLEY.
Louisville, Ky., March 16. Little else
was talked of today by the people of
Louisville than the action of Governor
Bradley Is surrounding the stute enp
Itnl at Frankfort with soldiers. The
general belief is that Governor Brad
ley was fully justified In Issuing a call
for the militia becuuse If they had not
been there It Is almost certain that a
riot would have occurred and blood
would have been shed. The evening
Post (Democrat) strongly endorsed
Governor Bradley's action as do ull
Democratic citizens not free sliver or
Blackburn partisans. The people hope
Governor Bradley will not call a spe
cial session, as they think the whole
legislature has been a disgrace to Ken
tucky, a .id Its members should be re
tired to oblivion after tomorrow.
BISHOP campbelTin jail.
Suspended Clergymen Prefer Charges of
Embezzlement Against lllro.
Cleveland. Ohio. March 16 nt.hnn
William B. Campbell, of the African
Kvangellst Mission church, was arrest
ed here today on the charge of em
bezzling $:m from the funds for a pro
posed manual training school, to be
located here. The bishop Is still in jull,
not having secured bail. His arrest Is
the outgrowth of his suspension of Bish
op R. H. Morse and Reverends H. Mose
ley, R. H. Brown and J. II. Steward
of Northern Ohio districts.
The suspended clergymen preferred
charges against the bishop to a church
committee which exonerated him. Then
followed the judicial proceedings.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 16. All of the ton
nage men (about auo) at the Oliver Iron
and Steel company's South Side mills, hud
their wages reduced 10 per cent, toduy on
account of depression in the Iron and
steel business. This is In line wllh Ihe
rciluctons made lust week by the Amal
gamaton In the valley mills. Mr. Oliver
rays wages will be restored as soon as pos
sible. Mckinley Delegates.
Milwaukee. Wis.. March 16. The Fourth
district Republicans met this morning and
nominated delegates to St. Louis. Strom;
resolutions were adopted Instructing the
delegates to vote for William McKlnb-y
as the Republican presidential nominee.
T.ondun. March 16. A dispatch from Bo
ma. In the Kongo Free State, savs the
British steamer Matadl, has ,tieen de
rtoyed at Horn a by an explosion of gun
powder, killing twenty-nve passengers.
THE NEWS TIIIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today :
Clear; Westerly Winds.
1 Mr. Carlisle Explains.
Senator Quay's Proposition.
All Quiet at Frankfort, Ky.
Status of the Presidential Race.
The Way Spain Looks at It
That Venezuelan Commission.
2 Proceedings1 of Congress.
General Market and Stock Quotations.
Industrial und Railroad Newt.
Supreme Court Decisions.
J Y. 3d. O. A. Member-Fight
Attorney Heale Removed.
Only One "Speak-Easy" in the Twelfth.
4 Editorial fomment
5 Board of Trade and the Traction Com
Eisteddfod at the Frothtngham.
That Ruthven Lecture,
6 "A Secret of the Heart" (Continued).
7 Happenings In Scranton's Suburbs.
Consolidation of Wyoming Water Com.
8 News Up and Down the Valley.
VENEZUELAN QI ESTIOX.
Secretary Olney Proposes to Ileal All
Difference at a Good Pinner-Peace
Will Probnbly lie Secures Without
Washing-ton, March 16. Confirma
tory of th statement made to parlia
ment today by Under Secretary Cur
zon, that the United States hud pro
posed a settlement of the Venezuelan
mutter, it Is learned here upon un
doubted authority that Secretary Olney
within the past two weeks has mude
such a proposition through Ambassa
dor Bayard, nnd that Great Britain
hus consented to discuss It with a view
or effectingr an honorable settlement.
Diplomatic, relations between Vene
zuela und tlreut Britain have been sus
pended for some years, and Minister
Andrade and Sir Julian Pnimi-c forte,
the representatives of those respective
nations In Washington have heretofore
held no oHlclul communication. on
Wednesday next a formal stute dinner
to Secretary olney will be given b
the British nmlmssfulor. The Vene
zuelan minister has nccepted an in
vitation, to the reception which Is to
follow-. It is iHisslble tills occasion may
be made the. ineuns of bringing about
a resumption of diplomatic us well us
soclul nmonltles between the diplomats
CONVICTED OF ABDICTION.
lwo White) Men eud a Negro loimd
tiuilty or a DUNtardl t rlme-No Motive
for the Deed Apparent.
Sumterville, Fin.. March 16-Todny
James Hoj-tn. Dubuev B. I'ulmev nnil
Bill Heiulei-Hon were convicted of the
abduction of Miss Grace Durrell, nrter
a trial luRting neurly a week. The
three men and Miss Durrell are resi
dents of (Vnlnr lllll ...... ill ....11
.... .... , w un jmiiotld
station in Humter county. Miss Durrell
is u preny pin, 17 years or age, and is
ft'Om Fort eh-ie Citnmlii I
Palmer are prominent young white men,
j-uniier neuig a nejinew or w. H. La
mar, attorney general of Florida, Bill
Henderson in a negro.
Miss Durrell was abducted on Thurs
day ninrht- Vehrimev ll awl enu ...o
discovered until Saturday, Fehruury 22,
when she was found tied to a tree in
the woods: about three miles from her
home llMI'lv fiend feikin ft'ltrlif .,!
posure. When she revived she said thnt
mi me inKiiL iiieui loiicu sue was seizeu
and gagged und borne into the woods
ll,ei'M uliu uitu ut el,,t,.wl n.l II... 1 ...
the t fee SiV, e piMvifrtilvuil line iil,ili,,.,r..u
as Hopson. Palmer nnd Henderson.
wi ism itirren ttm nun iney oncreii ner
every indignity short of actuul assnitlt.
No motive for the abduction waa
brought out nt the trial.
MINOR LI'AGL'ES MEET.
Base IBall Leaders Propose to Air Their
Grievances at Washington.
Washington, March 16. The ofllclnls
of the minor baseball leagues did not
hold their expected meeting here today,
a full representation not being present.
President Powers of the Kastern leugue,
John B. Day of the National board,
Tim Mumane and Jacob Morse of the
New Knglatnl association, hnve arrived,
but President Hlckev of the Western
association und President Frank Hough
or the Pennsylvania State league, will
arrive later tonight.
Murnane nnd Morse entertained a
gathering in the lobby of Willurd's hotel
tonight. They suld that the. meeting
was not in any way to be construed us
antagonistic to the National league. It
was simply a meeting of the minor or
ganizations to elect mining them, one
president, one secretary, etc., ami to
submit their business to the National
association ns a body Instead of each
association ns a separate organization.
In brief it will be for the mutual benetlt
of minor organizations.
As Mr. Alorse put It the results of
the meeting will be submitted to Pres
ident Nick Young and any suggestions
from him will he gladly received. One
grievance, however, is the classification
of clubs according to population of
cities. It is claimed by the minor league
men thut certain sinuller cities ure
better drawing cards thnn larger ones,
and thut the present classilliation is
unjust. Tney want this corrected.
Members of the Organization Warned
Against Supporting Candidates.
Chicago, Murch 16. A circular let
ter signed by President Mc Alpine and
Secretary Rowling, of the National Re
publican league, was sent today to
league officers throughout the country
drawing their attention to the articles
of the league constitution, which forbids
it in any way Influencing the action t f
any purty convention or Indicating its
preference for any candidate before, a
convention. It Is slated that the circu
lar Is sent "owing to several complaints,
based upon Information said to be re
liable, that have been mnde to the offi
cers of the National league."
The circular adds that uny club or or
ganization n til I la ted with the National
league Is prohibited from endorsing any
candidate for office.
HERBERT BOOTH TO RESIGN.
Leader of the Salvation Army In Canada
to Give I p Command.
Winnipeg-. March 16. Herbert Booth,
the head of the Salivation army in
Canada, will give up his command and
leave the country June 1.
Booth further says thut he will not
succeed his brother. Burlington, us
head of the army In the United States.
1'rnek Layer Killed-
Wllkes-Barre, Ta., March 16. Thomas
Moouey, a track luyeral the Butler mine,
met with Instant deuth toduv at Pitlston.
He hiul descended the shaft ami nt tho
font a huge piece of Ice fell, striking lilin
on the head and breaking his neck. Tho
remains were taken to his home, where
they were met by his six children, bis
Wife having died six yeurs ago.
DIR. QUAY'S PROPOSITIONS
The Conditions of the Allegheny Com
promise Are Made Public.
COPY OP THE AGREEMENT
Richard Quay Takes the Spice Out of
Senator Minn's Threatened Expose
by Publishing the Proposed
Articles of Agreement.
Pittsburg. March 16. Senator Fllnn
having charged and Senutor Quay de
nied that the Flinn-Brown-Magee ele
ment In Allegheny county Republican
politics had been offered a compromise
by the senator, conditional upon his
withdrawing his tight on Magee and
friends, the Dispatch today, upon tho
authority of Richard It. Quay, prints a
story to the effect that State Senator
Fllnn saw Senator yuay -in Washing
ton, D. C, and presented un agreement
for the lutter to sign. This, agreement
wns that Quay should control the-sltua-tlon
in Allegheny county as to legisla
tive and national delegates, and should
also control the Pittsburg city election.
Senator Quay in return was to help
Fllnn and Brown In legislation affect
ing their business and was to promote
purty harmony in the county. Details
were given as to the proposed changes
In state senatorsliips. Fllnn and
Brown were to select the congressman
In the Twenty-second district. Room
was made ror Magee to sign the docu
ment If he wished.
Senator. Quay did not sign the agree
ment, but said he would look over It.
i nen tie wrote one of his own. This
Is what Chairman Flinn has in his
possession and which he threatens to
make public. Senator Quay saved him
this trouble by furnishing the follow
ing copy, it is dated Jan. 1, and reads
Villi Jan. 1. 1!W0. the followfng shall le
the political conditions In Allegheny coun
ty: -Mr. ljuuy is to have the absolute
support of the signers hereof In state mill
iiitiiiinai tannics, anil is to sustain,
through his friends', ull regular Itenul.ll
can nominees and tho straight Republi
If .Mr. Quay Is a candidate for the t'nlt-
eu mates senate In IMiM, he Is to have thu
united snppurt of the senators and mem
bers of the legislature from Allegheny
county. In every other case his leader,
ship Is to be followed by a united support
In the legislature ami In national ami
slllte conventions, except where a bona
tide candidal!! uppefirs In Allegheny coun-
In the. national convention of 1ll!sJ the
delegates from the Twenty-second con
gressional district shall sustain Senator
Quay. I'liless otherwise agreed hero
nl'ler. Mr. .Magee shall not be a. delegate
lo either Ihe national or state conventions.
In the senatorial districts now repre-
seuieu uy meet nnu I ppermaii, lh sitting
senators shall retire and Senator iimmc
und his friends shall name the successor
to Senator Steel. The other parties hero
miuu name tne successor ot Senator tippet-man.
For legislature and state convention for
the year 1NM, Senator Quay and tils
mends shall Home the members und dele
gati-s from the First. Second. Sixth. Sev
enthnnd lOighth legislative districts. After
1SWI, the personnel of Ihe delegates in
the Sixth and Klghth districts shall be a
matter or conferetico between tho par
ties hereto, und If no agreement be ur
rlved at, shall he settled by arbitration.
Senatorial appointments In the city of
Pittsburg shall be tirst Indorsed by tho
parties hereto residing there.
No legislation Is to be had at Harris,
burg or desired, the effect of which will
lie lo Injure the character or business In
terests of the Pittsburg parties hereto.
This, however, not to Interfere wllh I ho
general reform legislation outlined in tho
platform of 1X115.
In the Twenty-second congressional dis
trict, the candidate for congress shall be
named hy the Pittsburg parties, und shall
be so far as Ihe alTiilr can be controlled
without opposition for nomination or elec
tion. All senators and members shall sustain
Senator Quay in the organization of th
legislature iiti'l In the election or a I : nil.
ed Slates senator during the term of tills
ugreemcnt except us liciinbefore pro
vided. PEKKINE'S COMET TURNS TAIL
Orb beeldea Mot to Leave a Card with
Columbia, Mo., Murch 16. rerrlno's
comet will not try to discover America,
after all. It came close to the earth,
stopping at the disputed line RO.OOO.IKOT
miles away, to debate ns to whether it
should advance or recede. Seeing noth
ing but a telescopic reception awaiting
It, the comet crawled back. It Is crawl
ing back now ut the rate of 3.0IMI.000
miles a day, according to Dr. Milton
Updcgraph, astronomer ot Missouri
"Perrlne's comet is now 80.000,000
miles distant from the earth, and is re
ceding at the rate of .I.imki.OOO miles a
duy," said Dr. Updegrnpli today. "I
huve now secured several good observa
tions of the comet, and from measure
ments made lust night I liml its dia
meter to be about 4,000 miles. Not
withstanding its Immense size, the
comet Is too faint to be seen with the
nuked eye. It Is, however, easily seen
with a telescope of two inches aperture,
and, as seen with our equatorial tele
scope of seven and one-half Inches
aperture, is quite a bright, round ob
ject, with central condensation and no
The Assassins of William Miller Are
Trapped at Last.
Lancaster. Pa., March 16. William
Miller, of this city, aged 28 years, and
Charles Tinker, aged SO, were arrested
here lute this afternoon charged with
having murdered the former's father,
William Miller, an aged man. who wus
watchman at the Champion Blower and
Forge works, of this city, and then
firing the works to conceal the crime.
The plant wus destroyed on Jan. li.ltli
lust, causing a loss of $60,000 nnd the
nged watchman's body was found In
A detective hud been working on the
case for some weeks, and he claims to
have conclusive evidence of the pris
oners' guilt. They were committed to
jull for a hearing.
JUDGE FINES HIMSELF.
Kentucky Magistrate Helents, Uowerer,
and Orders It Remitted.
Louisville, Ky., March 16. In the law
and equity court toduy Judge Sterling
B. Toney, who is a great stickler for
promptness, turned up late, and on
presentation ordered himself fined $5
for contempt of court.
When his docket hud been cleared he
remitted the tine und all others of a
like character that had been imposed
on jurors and others during the week.
SWINDLER FINDS RICH FIELD.
Michigan f armers Made to Uclclve Their
- Money Is Counterfeit.
Croswell, Mich., March 16. A smart
swindler Is working Saniliu; county.
He tells the people that there is a
great deal if counterfeit coins nlloat,
asks to see the victim's coins, colors it
black with some kind of chemical, de
clares It spurious, and appropriates It
un the plea thut he is a government detective.
We have now opened
our second spring stock
and will only say that the
SUCCESS OF . " , ;
THIS DEPARTMENT ; '
Is sufficient proof of its
popularity and a guaran
tee of the excellence of the
goods in style, quality and
finish, as well as
THE CORRECT, PRICES.
We solicit your inspec
tion. Muslin gowns, trimmed with Insertion
aud cambrlo ruffle,
Mualln gowns, tuckd and embroid
ered collar and eiiSs,
Muslin gowns, tucked end inrUoa
yoke, embroidered collar,
Cambric gown, tuoked yoke, embrold-
ereu couur ana eurra.
Sacqun gowns, embroidered front, col
lar ana cune.
Cambrlo Barque gowns, embroidered
ana rummi conar ana auan,
The Melba gown, square beck end
etnuroiaerea 1 ume.
Extra super Nainsook gowns, blihop
Klveve, loaned auU embroidered uol-
Elegant gowns with lace nnd embroid
ery trimming It, XeO. 4 and up to $7 eacn.
Also a line of extu elz gown, 17 uud
Very superior line of umbrella skirts
With KnulUli needle work trimming.
lira wits from 20c. to Kl per pair. Corset .
covers, 12c, 15c, 2r,c. and up to Jc each.
Children's gowns, sizes 1 up to 8; chil
dren's drawers, hIkcs, 1 up to H; child's
colored dresses und boys' kilt suits In all
sizes. Vina Kider Down saequea at J
ami t- 2r to close.
We call special attention to our Tlome
Miuln tlowns made at House of Ouod
... nib .
loured Sliaps SIics
1M AND 110 WYOMING AVE.
Wholesale and HeUil.
For your Wedding and
Birthday Gifts. We are
constantly receiving new
IF YOU NEEB GLASSES
Give us a Trial. Satis
W. J. Weachel
403 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
POISONED BY COFFEE.
One Person Head and Four Others Very
III at Craig. III.
Mound City. 111.. March 16. Bill Tay
lor, Kobert Taylor and wife and unntber
son and daughter or Dill Taylor, living
near Craig, ten miles from here, were
poisoned from drinking coffee. Last
night Dill Taylor died and the others
are expected to die' at any time.
Two younger children drank milk In
stead of coffee and are not sick. The
coffee grounds were thrown Into the
slop und seven hugs died from eating It
Where the poison chju from U a mastery.