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For Making the Cnomentioa of
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 0PIXI0X
No Flaw la tbs Coapalsory Eduoatloa
Law-Spcatfieatioa aa to Payment
Not Necessary, Counties Im
One of th provisions of the Fair
compulsory education law enacted at
the last session of the Pennsylvania
legislature Is the making- of a census
of children between the years of 8 and
13. This is to be done by the assessors
of voters at the time they are to muke
the registration of voters early next
month. In several counties of the com
monwealth the commissioners intended
to evade this duty on the ground that
the act does not specifically say that
the county is to pay the expense of the
same, though the evident purpose of
the section relating to this enumera
tion, as set forth editorially some days
ago In these columns. Is clear as to the
Intended responsibility of the respec
tive counties and that by Implication
they were to pay the assessors. In or
der to set aside doubt as to the liability
of the counties and to execute the law
Dr. SchaiPffer, state superintendent of
education, officially submitted the
points at issue to the attorney general
and the following interesting opinion
is the result.
THE OPINION IN FTTLL.
Office of the Attorney General.
HarrlBburg, Pa., April 14, low.
Hon. Nathan C. Schaeffer, Superintendent
of Public Instruction: , .
Sir This department Is In receipt of
your communication of recent date, ask
ing for an opinion upon the question of the
liability of the several counties of this
commonwealth for the pay of assessors
who am required, under the compulsory
school law, approved May 16 18U3 (P. L. 72)
to muke an enumeration of children be
tween the aKcs of eight and thirteen years.
The county commissioners. In a few In
stances, as I am Informed, have taken
the .position that the counfy Is not Uabl"
for the payment of the district assessors
in making the enumeration of school chil
dren, for the reason that the act of as
sembly, which requires the work to
performed, does not provide. In positive
terms, that the county shall pay the same.
It Is contended by the persons who take
this imsitlon thut a county Is never liable
for the costs of a criminal case, or ser
vices of u public officer, unless made .so
by the express provision of an act of as
setibly. The rule Invoked Is too strongly
stuted; It has Its foundation In the history
of criminal proceedings. Criminal sa
ltans wc-ie formerly prosecuted In the
name of the king, who paid ho costs. Af
ter t.nn ume or the revolution tne com
monwealth stood in place of the king.
Hence the rule followed that it paid no
ccsts without being required to do so by
an act of assembly. It Is quite true that
the same rule has been auulleit to some
extent In mutters of a civil character, but
ts liimlitv must be somewhat relaxed
when uuulled to the ordinary affairs of a
A better statement of the rule may be
found In the language of Justice Sterrett
In the case of Wayne county vs. Waller.
90 1. S. luj. wherein It Is stated: "In this
state ws have always proceeded on the
tare principle ot requiting statutory au.
tho Uv. tr In express Ivrmi or by nec
essary Implication, for all such claims
upon the puouc treasury." ir tne rule
that a county Is novir liable except upon
the express authority of an act of as
sembly Is to be of universal application,
It would necessarily follow that many of
ficers, who arc now pait out or tne coun
ty funds, would find themselves In the po
sition of having no such express leglsli
tive authority upon which to base a
claim for services against the county. A
history of the legislation providing for the
election of assessors, specifying the duties
to be performed by them, and fixing their
compensation, unBwers substantially the.
question your Inquiry raises.
THE ACT OP 1S31.
The act relating to counties and town
ships and county and township otll-ers,
approved the 15th day of April, A. V. 1SSI
(P. L. G53), ptovldcs, among other things,
for the election of township assessors.
This Is the purcnt act on the subject of
townsmp oiucers, tne later ones oeing
but supplemental to the original. Sec
tion W of said act provides as follows:
"It shall be the duty of each assessor
ami assistant assessor to keep an ac
count of the several days by him actually
employed In the performance of his duties,
and to muke return of the sume to the
commissioners of the -county, verified by
his oath or amrmution and tor each day
necessarily so employed he shall rsceive
the sum of one dollar."
The act of 1834, above mentioned, was
amended by the act of May 24th, A. D. 17
(P. L. 1.). wherein It is provided, with
reference to the pay of assessors, as fol
lows: It phall be the duty of each assessor
and assistant assessor to keep an account
of the several days by him actually cm
ployed In the performance ot his dutie
and to make return of the same to the
commissioners of the county, verified by
his oath or anirmatton, anu lor eacn uay
necessarily so employed- he shall receive
the sum of two dollars."
The act ot June 16. A. U. 1891 (P. It. ?JS).
provides for the election ot an assistant
assessor lor tne purpose or tne registra
tion of voters in townships and boroughs
containing more than one election district
wherein but one assessor for valuation
resides. This act provides that the as
sistant assessor In each of the election
districts shall perfom all the duties relat
ing to electors now required to be per
formed by assessors in boroughs and
townships having but one election district.
There Is no provision, however, In this
act of assembly as to the amount of com
pensation such assistant assessor shall
receive or who shall pay for such services.
The act is silent upon the important ques
tion, it nas Deen tne unizorm practice or
the counties, since the approval of the act
of 1834, to pay the assessors for the time
spent In the performance of their duties,
as required by that act of assembly. For
more than half a century the several coun
ties of the commonwealth have paid the
assessors under the provisions of this
law, although It Is not specifically pro
vided therein that , the county Is liable.
The act of 1887 increased the compensa
tion of assessors, but remained as silent
as the act of 1834 upon the question of
who should pay for the services rendered.
Under the act of 1891 the assistant asses
sors have been paid out of the county
funds, although there is no express au
thority for so doing. But, under the rule
laid down by Justice Sterrett, the county
is liable by necessary implication,
Section 4 of what Is known as "The Com
pulsory School Law ' provides for the reg
istration of all children between the ages
of eight and thirteen years, which enum
eration is to be returned to the county
commissioners of the proper county, and
ty them certified to the secretary of the
school board of the proper district, whole
duty It Is to furnish the principal or
teacher of each school with a correct list
of all children In his district subject to
the provision of this act It Is then fur
ther provided as follows: "And the said
assessors snail oe pam a per mem compel
satlon for their services, a sum equal to
the compensation paid under existing laws
for assessors of election, said services not
to exceed ten days."
All assessors are township officers and
they perform such duties as the law re
quires of them. It is part of their duty
to make a valuation of property, both real
and personal, tipoa' which taxes are levied.
Ths registration M voters, ths enrolment
of men fit for mlMtary duty, the rcglstra-
uon or oirtns ami ueitns, ana tns enumer
ation or children betwnn the ages of eight
and 'Mrtcen yer are stme of the dii
ilei r?-V? Performed by tiem under the
prm ."- sjrarious acts oi assembly.
Kontlnutd, en Part 7.'
Aa Esoitlag Session at ths Republican
Bedford, Pa.. April 14. The republi
can county convention met here to
day. J. E. Thropp. of this county, and
J. D. Hicks, ot Vlalr county, are the
candidates for congress. On a test vote
In the convention Derrick. Thropp's
candidate, as elected chairman.- On
the first ballot the vote stood 43 for
Thropp. and S8 for Hicks. The chair
man announced the vote and declared
Thropp the nominee. Hicks friends
protested and claim he Is entitled to
two of Thropp's votes, making a tie.
One of the delegates voted for Hicks
and the chairman Instructed the tel
lers to place it to Thropp.
"The delegates informed the' chair
man that he had credentials to prove
that he was Instructed for Hicks. He
overruled the objection and ordered
that the vote should be given Thropp.
This action of the chairman caused
great excitement. The chairman was
powerless to continue with the business
of the convention.
Every action of his was yelled down
and the disorder continued during the
For four hours the convention has
been dead-locked. The streets are filled
with cltlsens. There Is no telling what
will be the outcome. The county ticket
is entirely lost sight cf, and no action
except as above recorded has been tak
en. Congressman Hicks has made a
number of propositions, one of which
was to let the vote stand 40 to 40 and
allow the courts to deride. Thropp Is
locked In his room at the hotel and.
Derrick refuses to entertain anything.
Late tonight Congressman Hicks got
an injunction restraining the conven
tion from counting the vote of Broadtop
township, except as it was cast.
HART AGAIN ARRESTED.
Ths Philadelphia Ship Ownor is Charged
U lib Having Violated Neutrality Laws
Itetwcen I'nited Stntosand Spain.
Philadelphia. April 14.-John V. Hart,
the steamship owner of this city, was
arrested this afternoon on the charge
of violating the neutrality laws be
tween this country and Spain in con
nection with; the last voyaue of the
steamsip. Hermuda, an was given a
preliminary. .- hearing, before United
States Commissioner BeAr and bound
over in $500 ball for a further f jatlng
tomorrow. This Is the second ume Mr.
Hart has been arrested on the charge
of filibustering, and It was only a day1
or so ago that ha was acquitted In New
York on the first charge. Warrants of
arrest are also In the hands of the
United States marshal for Captain Jolin
O'Brien, master of the Bermuda;
Mates Murphy and Slmonson and Col
onel Emlllo Nunez, one ot the local Cu
ban leaders, and who was a passenger
aboard the Bermuda on the last voy
age. Arrangements hnve been entered into
between counsel for the alleged filibus
tered and the government officers by
which the crises will be transferred
from this United Slates district to the
United States court in New York. Cap
tain O'llrien and his mates will come
here from New York tomorrow morn
ing and will surrender themselves to
the United States marshal. They will
be given a hearing tomorrow at tne
same time as Mr. Hart and all the men
will undoubtedly be bound' over for
trial In New York.
The information upon which the-war-rants
were sworn out was made by Jose
Congosto, the Spanish consul at this
port. ur. tongosto is said to have re
ceived the evidence upon which he
made the Information from six or eight
of the seamen of the Bermuda, who are
said to be dissatisfied with the treat
ment they received on the voyage and
are probably taking this method to
avenge themselves. Mr. Hart's hear
ing before Mr. Bell this afternoon was
merely a preliminary one and no evi
dence was taken. Assistant District
Attorney Ralston appeared for the com
monwealth and asked that Mr. Hart be
bound over for a further hearing to
morrow at noon. Mr. Ralston suggest
de thnt Mr. Hart's ball be fixed at $10.
000. Captain V. V. Ker, counsel for
Mr. Hnrt, characterized the request as
outrageous, as Mr. Hart Is a reputable
citizen. The commissioner then held
him In $500 bail. The defense was ready
to fight strenuously any attempt to
hnve the cases tried In the United
States court hero.. Captain Ker con
tends that under the recent ruling of
Judge Butler In the Horsa case ar
raignment at the bar in this district
would be tantamount to conviction. The
government made no objection Id the
cases being transferred to New York.
captain cilpperton, the British con
sul here, still refuses to give the Ber
muda her clearance pupers nnd the ves
sel v. lll probably not be able to sail to
morrow as It was expected sho would
JERSEY RKPUULILANS. "
Victorious All Over tliu state at the Char
Trenton, N. J.,Aj;r!l 14. Charter elec
tions were held throughout thlsjtate
today and as this is "presidential year"
considerable interest was taken in the
result. The weather was perfect and
the vote very largre In all towns.
While the Republicans, generally
speaking, have been victorious all over
the state, nevertheless their majorities
have been cut down and they have l03t
in one or two of the places where they
felt perfectly safe.
The Indiana All Hleht.
Washington, April 14. The report of the
board of naval officers, of which Captain
H. F. Pickering Is senior member ap
pointed to conduct the final or efficiency
trial of the battleship Indiana, has been
received at the navy department. It
shows that the vessel Is worthy of all
the pralsa that has been bestowed on her.
Thousand Men strike
Dover, O., April 14. The employes of
the Reeves Iron company, and the Ameri
can Tin Plate 'Manufacturing company,
numbering nearly l.lXHf. struck today be
cause of the discharge of two rollers In
the tin plate department for alleged in
competency. General Kenncriv PenJ.
Charleston, 8. C, April 14. General John
D. Kennedy, ex-United States consul gen
eral to anangnai, uieu at Camden, B. c
The Potts Brothers' Iron comDc.nv oont-
ed notices In Its mills thnt the wanes of
Its puddlers will be Increased from $2.23 to
j.'.yu per ton. ADout loo men will be bene-
nttea ny tne cnango which goes Into ef
fect on May 1.
Governor Hastings has fixed Thttrsdav
June 80, for the execution of Joseph Oross
at Pittsburg. On the same day Georfo
Wlndisch will be hanged at Wllkes-Hariv.
Adam Thomas .of Harrlsburg, aged (SO
years, committed suicide yesterday by
taking strychnine. He was troubled over
" llcrnld's IVqtthsr Rcnnrt,
New York. April IS. Herald's weather
forecast: In the Middle states today, fair
to partly ciouuy, sugntiy cooler, with
lirrni soutnwesieriy anu southerly winils,
probably followed by rain in northern dis
tricts of this section. On Thursday,
pertly cloudy weather, slightly warmer.
with southerly to southwesterly winds,
followed by cloudiness snd rain In lake
rsgion, probably extending to New Jerssy
era- .ew rjngianu coasts sy nisnt.
SPANISH MM, LIBERAL
Killing to Grant Certain Liberties to
Cubans it War.
WHAT SI'AIX WILL GRANT
A . Promlacat Mauler la llaagsd at
Macuat-Much Valuable Property
Destroyed by ths Insargeats.
. oihr Cubaa War News.
London. April 14. A dispatch from
Madrid to the Pall Mall Gazette, pub
lished this afternoon, says: "Matters
are very complicated, and, while tne
government will do everything in Its
power . to avoid a quarrel with the
United States, It will prefer to fight
rather than lose Cuba through foreign
pressure. The coming Cortes will
grant Cuba every reasonable fran
chise to be enjoyed under the Spanish
Washington, April 14. The Intima
tion of a purpose on the part of tne
Spanish government to grant a large
measure of local autonomy to the Cu
bans confirms an understanding that
has obtained here to the effect that the
abuses of which the Cubans complain
and which have rurvcd as the basis of
the present rebellion will be largely
abated by the Spanish government Just
as soon as this can b done without the
appearance of compulsion.
Havana, April 14. The Insurgents' re
cently captured a prominent planter
named Luclo Oallego, and he has since
been found hanged on his plantation at
Macum. The Insurgents have burned
over the fields about Santa Teresa,
near Artemisa, In the province of Pinar
del Rio, and have destroyed 6,200 tons
of cane on the plantation of Victoria.
The bridge at Pando, in the Holguln
district of the province of Santiago de
Cuba, has been partly destroyed by
dynamite. The Insurgents have also
burned 12,500 tons of cane belonging to
the colonies of Santa Isabel and Araca
Isnaga. A dispatch from Trinidad,
province of Santa Clara, announces
that the Insurgents have burned the
steamer La RoFalta, on the river Mana
tl, having on board 370 bags of sugar.
BATTLE AT LECHtTSE.
The troops commanded by Generals
Suarez, Ynclan. Etheverrla and Colonel
Devoa, commanding the Alfonso XIII.
bat'allon, have left Marlel.at the north
ern end of the military line across the
province of Plnar Dei Rio, by different'
roads. Colonel Devos, In passing, the
plantation of San Claudlo, met the In
surgent vanguard, consisting of 200
cavalry. The latter retreated and were
pursued by the troops. Suddenly the
Insurgents appeared on all the neigh
boring heights, but were driven from
them by the soldiers. Near Lechuze a
force of 500 insurgents attempted to
surround the battalion and the latter
was compelled to retreat, paslsng be
tween the plantations of San Augustln
and Reeompensa. The soldiers fought
well in retreating and at the expiration
of two hours they reached the landing
place of San Claudlo and fortified them
selves, while protected by the Are of the
artillery. The insurgents, however,
succeeded In pushing on to San Claudlo.
There, however. -the battalion-was re
inforced by a gunboat and soon after
the troops commanded by General Yu-
cl&n arrived on the scene and probably
saved Colonql Dcvos's command from a
severe defeat. A special mall courier
had to jump twice into the river In or
der to escape from the insurgents. The
troops lost four killed and had thirteen
wounded and were enabled, soon after
wards, to continue with the three col
umns mentioned, against Maceo's
lie Urges Sound Money Democrats to Or
ganizo tvsrywhore-Frlghtoncd at the
I'rce Silver Domoorats.
Philadelphia, April 14. In sneaking
today of the political situation in the
Democratic party. National Chairman
William P. Harrlty said: "I certainly
do not agree with those who expect
tnat mere will be two Democratic na
tional conventions or a bolt from the
regular Democratic national conven
tion. I recognize and appreciate the
fact that the free sliver element of the
Democratic party up -to the present
time is more aggressive than the sound
money men of that organization. The
free silver men ere systematically and
energetically at work with a view to
electing delegates and delegations who
will favor the free, unlimited and Inde
pendent colnatje of silver on a 16 to 1
"It Is generally believed that In the
states In which the free silver element
of the party prevails, and is In the ma
jority the unit rule will be adopted, in
order that the F.tates In question may
prove as effective as possible In the in
terests of rea silver. This will apply
to the adoption or a watrorm as won as
the-nomlnation of-the candidates. As
you know, a majority of thn convention
has the rower to make the platform,
but It will take two-thirds of the con
vention to nominate Its candidates.
"I can only repeat what I have here
tofore said, that while I still believe
that the sound money element of the
Democratic party will be in control of
the Chicago convention; yet what now
seems likely to be a majority may
easily become a minority by reason of
the suplnenera or neslect of the sound
money men of the party. I would say
to the sound money Democrats of the
country: Organize, organize every
where, if they want to daput a plat
form and nominate candidates that will
be for the best interests of the country
and conducive to the permanent welfare
of the Democratic party."
HURT IN A WRECK.
Several Passengers Ars Injured on the
. New Orleans nnd Northeastern.
Meridian, Miss., April 14. Passenger
train No. 1 on the New Orleans and
Northeastern railroad went through a
small trestle three miles north of Vos-
burg at an early hour this morning.
The entire train, save the engine and
tender, was wrecked. The passenger
coaches were well tilled, but strange to
say, nobody was killed outright. Pol
lowing is a list of the Injured who were
brousht to this city:
C. H. Ball, Dclvla, III., hand and eve
hurt: Dr. A. K. Bot", BMflell. la., nnkle
sprained; T. Tlsdale,- Elllsville, Miss.,
parte nun; t;. i. Williams. Birming
ham, Ala., neck Intured: J. H. RJttrlck.
Atlanta, shoulder badly hurt, alro hurt
In arm and eye; I. Isancs, Elllsville,
Aiiss.. wick sprained and hpad cut
Mrs. J. Snell, Englernd, ankle sprained:
R. L. Chlsholm, Varlnn. Miss., badly
hurt In back; A. H. Very. Hattlesburi.
Vis., severe s'caln wound; John Mc
cormick, editor Sou'bern Live Stock
Journal. Mere51an, Mips., badly hurt in
' v '' Rv. Rvnn'a New Honors. S
' Duhuaue. la.. April 14. The Vorv Rev
Roger Ryan, vlear general and pastor of
St. Patrick's church, has been appointed
domestic - prelate to the pops, with the
rr.nn m mons'Enor .
THE NEWS THIS M0BMXU.
Weather Indications Tedayt
1 Attorney General's Opinion on Com
pulsory Education Law.
Day's Doings In Congress.
Spain Is Becoming Liberal.
Charged with Violation ot Neutrality
The Political Outlook. ,
S Whitney Is Heard From.
Market and Stock Reports.
S (Local) Arson Case on Trial.
Second District Convention.
The Hypnotised Reporter.
5 (Local) Chapter of Fatal Accidents.
Women in Convention.
Held on Charge of Murder.
Bicycle Club House to be Enlarged.
The Business World.
Cost of Entering Society.
7 (Local) Lackawanna Institute to Se
cure a Home,
t Destiny Revealed by Playing Cards.
(Method of Heparin Rubber Tires.
. Local Bicycle Gossip.
(Base Ball) Sketches of the Flayers
and Other Information Concerning
the Scranton Club.
10 (Story) "The LifUe-th-een Door."
Seven Smalt "republics.
11 For and About Women.
Facts Concerning tho Food We Eat.
History ot the Piano.
13 News ITp and Down the Valley.
Basalts at the Republican Gatherings
Throughout the State-Delegates Se
lected for the Uarrlsburg Sessions.
Bellefonte. Pa.. April 14. At the Cen
tre county Republican convention here
today there was a spirited contest over
the endorsement for congress and Con
gressman Arnold failed to receive the
endorsement, he receiving CO votes
while 72 were cast for W. F. Reeder, of
this county. The latter was also grant-,
ed the right to select his own conferees.
The Arnold people left the hall, claim
ing that they were unfairly treated.
The district Is composed of five coun
ties. Two delegates to the state con
vention were chosen. The resolutions
adopted by the convention endorse Mc
Klnley and his policy of protection.
Harrlsburg. Pa., April 14. Tne Dau
phin county Republican convention to
day elected Dr. O. M. Stites, J. B. Boos
er and A. B. Beard delegates to the
state convention. They are unlnstruct
ed. Senator McCarrell was endorsed
for national delegate and given power
to select his own conferees.
Cleariield, Pa.. April 14. At the
Clearfield county Republican conven
tion today A. 13. Patton was elected
unanimously as an unlnstructed dele
gate to the national convention. R. M.
Hunt. Orant H. Thompson and J. it.
Brown were elected unlnstructed dele
gates to the state convention. No reso
lutions were passed bearing on tne
Norrlstown. ra.. April 14. At tne
Montgomery county convention today
seven delegates to the state convention
were elected by acclamation. Resolu
tions were adopted favoring County
Chairman W. F. Sally for presidential
elector; Joseph Rosier for delegate-at-lnrge
to the national convention, and
Senator Quay for the presidency.
Warren, Pa., April 14. The Republi
can -county, convention here adopted
unanimously resolutions endorsing Mc
Klnley for president. E, W. Parshall
was nominated for assembly; C. :V.
Stono was Indorsed for congress; Dav
enport, of Erie, indorsed for congress-
at-large; William Schnur, nominated
for delegate to the national conven
tion. AN ELOPEMENT TRAGEDY.
Two Itnl lans Stabbed and One Shot In the
Brooklyn, N. Y April 14. A free
fight among four Italians at the pier
near Hamilton Ferry tonight resulted
in two men being stabbed and one shot
In the heart. Three are In Long Island
College hospital, with little chance of
recovery. The principals were Salya
tor Qtinadl and his brasher, Calmo
Orlnaldl, Salvatoro Pasqualo and Mar
tin Oentelo. The latter lives in Bos
ton, while the Grinaldl brothers reside
In this city. The row began owing to
the elopement between Saivator Grin
aldl and the 18-year-old sister of Gen
telo, who left Naples about six months
ago. The young couple came to Brook
lyn and Gentelo was Instructed by his
parents to hunt them up. He found
them in a house in President street to
night. He wanted to fight. The
brothers consented and took Pasqualo
alsong as referee. They went to a pier
npir Hnmllton Ferrw nnd after fieht-
Ing some time. OentelrT drew" tt knlfeBO "that - declslon-ef- the question is
eight Inches long and stabbed the
referee ten times in the body. He next
attneked Calmo Orlnnldi and succeeded
In cutting him in the arm twice. The
latter drew a pistol and fired two
shots. One of the bullets struck Gen
telo in the heart, ending the fight. It
ts thought Pasqualo will also die.
UNITED MINE WORKERS.
Annual Convention of America Held at
Columbus, Ohio, April 14. -The an
nual convention of the United Mine
Workers of America opruifd here today
with about loo delegates present, rep
resenting miners in nearly every state
in the Union, where coal mining Is car
ried on In a lanre way. The day was
spent mainly in preliminary work.
President Penna's' report was full of
encouragement to the organization. He
counselled obedience to law, and said
that while they had their Tafts and
.their Grosscups, as their fathers hnd
their Arnold and the ancients their
Nero, as a general thing, the constitu
tions, federal and state, were at fault.
and not those who Interpreted them. He
urged the members to go into politics
with more patriotism and partisanlsm.
more respect for home and less for the
bosses, and thus work the reforms for
which they contended. After Secretary
JIcBryd s report was presented this of.
ternoon tho convention adjourned until
tomorrow morning. In order to permit
the committee to work.
Ills Flro In New York.
New York .April ,11. The five storv
building, No. 78 Grand street, which, with
nn adjoining building at 33 Green street. Is
occupied by c. A. AulTmordt & Co.. Im
porters and agents of foreign dry goods
firm, was gutted by fire tonight. Esti
mate of the total damages done by the
flames vary from $2do,uk to $270,000. The
Insurance on the stock Is nearly $t,00Cn.
New York. April 14. Arrived: Kensing
ton, from Antwerp: Mohawk, from Lon.
don; Bohemia, from Stettin; Werra, from
Genoa, Naples and Gibraltar. Sailed:
Lahn, for Bremen; flchlod&m, for Am
sterdam. Sighted: Patraria, from New
verK for Hamburg, passed frawit Point.
FOR THE COAST DEFENCES
The House Without Division Passes
nn Approprintion Bill.
MR. BERRY THE ONLY OBJECTOR
Thinks the Money Should be Spent
la Building War Ships-Tbe Dsla
ware Eleetloa Case-Seaator
Washington, April 14. The house to
day passed without division and prac
tically without objection the bill mak
ing appropriations for fortifications and
coatft defences. Its passage was advo
cated by Messrs. Hainer (Rep., Neb.),
Hayers (Dem Texas), Bartlett (Dem.,
N. Y.), Livingston (Dem., Ga.), Hem
engway (Rep., Ind.) and Cannon (Rep.,
III.), all members ot the committee on
appropriations and Mr. Baker (Rep.,
N. H.) The latter criticised the com
mittee for not going further and ap
propriating all the money aBked by
enerals Flagler and Cralghill. Mr.
Berry (Dem., Ky.) was the only oppon
ent of the bill. He said the money
would be better spent In building ships
than in fixed batteries.
The secretary of war estimated that
$8,045,163 could be expended in the com
ing year. The bill carries specific ap
propriations amounting to $5.842,337,and
authority is given to the secretary ot
war to make contracts Involving, the
further expenditure of $5,542,276, mak
ing the total authorized expenditure
In the bill $11.3114.613.
The following shows the aggregate
amount apropriated and authorised by
contract under each sub division ot the
Gun and mortar batteries, $5,260,000;
sites for fortifications, $250,000; preser
vation and repair of fortifications, $50,
000; plans for fortifications. $5,000; sea
walls and embankments, $17,975; tor
pedoes for harbor defense, $100,000; ar
mament ot fortifications, $5,502,673;
proving ground Sandy Hook, N. J., $38,-
000; Watertown arsenal, Mass., $43,500;
Watervllet arsenal, New York, $3,105;
Benecla arsenal, California, $4,500; ord
nance and fortification board, $100,000;
Fortress Monroe sewerage system, $9,
860. The house agreed to the conference
renort upon the legislative executive
and judicial appropriation bill, as far
aa the conferees had agreed, and or
dered another conference upon the mat
ters In dispute between the two houses.
A PENSION BILL.
The house committee on Invalid pen
sions today ordered a favorable report
of a bill to adjust the pensions or
maimed Union soldiers and sailors who
served during the war of the rebellion.
The measure makes an average increase
in the pensions ot this class ot about
$13 per month, and creates a pension
for those who have lost a nana anu
font. It provides that all persons now
on the pension roll and all persons here-
nfter erranted a pension, wno wnue in
the military or naval service or inr
united States during tne taie war oi
the rehlllon and in the line of duty, lost
a hand or a foot or were likewise totally
disabled in the same, shall receive a
pension of $46 per month; that all such
persons, who in lllie manner lost an
arm at or above the elbow Joint or a leg
at or above the knee Joint, or were
likewise totally disabled In the same,
or who In like manner lost an arm be
low the elbow Joint or a leg below the
knee joint and suffer from total cr par
tial stiffness of the joint or other causes
which render the stump useless, shall
receive a pension of $50 per month; that
all such persons who in like manner
lost an arm at the shoulder joint or a
leg at the hip joint, or so near the Joint
as to prevent the use of an artificial
limb, or were likewise totally disabled
In the same, shall receive a pension of
$55 per month; and that all such per
sons who in like manner lost both a
hand and a foot.or were likewise totally
disabled In the same, shall receive a
pension of $72 per month.
IN THE SENATE.
After a speech tn the senate today
by Mr. Squire (Rep., Wash.) in sup
port of his bill making large appro
priations for sea coast defenses the
rest of the session was taken up In the
consideration of the Delaware election
case, Mr. Chandler (Rep., N. H.) argu
ing at great length In favor of the
claim of Mr. Dupont to the vacant seat
in the senate. The other side of the
case Is to be sustained tomorrow by
the senator from Delaware (Mr. Gray,
Dem.). who holds that Governor Wat
son was entitled to cast his vote In
the legislature as a state senator and
speaker of the senate; and that having
so voted, there was no majority for
any candidate. Mr. Gray Intimated
that his speech would probably close
the case on that side.
Mr. Hoar (Rep., Mass.) gave notice,
however, of his purpose to address the
senate In support of Mr. Dupont's claim
not yet In sight.
The fact of Senator Morrill (Rep.,
Vt.) having attained his 86th birthday
with more than half his life spent In
congress, was recalled in the chaplain's
prayer in which the senator was truth
fully described as hale in body and
clear, sound and vigorous In Intellect.
THEIR FIRST SOCIAL.
Pleasant Night Spent by Guests of Sorntt-
ton F.qaitablo Aid Union.
The first annual entertainment and
social of Scranton union, No. 474, Equit
able Aid union, was held last evening
at Muslo hall. The committee or ar
rangements comprised Edward Troupe,
John A. Bryant, Stewart Hardy, Her
man Young. A. J. Schaffer, J. A. Mc
Clelland, Edward Berry, Mrs. Mary
MoManus, Miss Cora Phillips. Miss Sara
Joseph, Mrs. James McClelland. Mrs.
Itoscoe Conklln and Mrs. Bertha Smith.
The hall was filled with people and they
enjoyed the occasion very much.
The entertainment began with an
overture by the Dickson Banjo club:
the numbers on the programme then
were as follows: Piano selection by
Miss May Davis; recitation by Bessie
Sloats; Instrumental duet by Miss Pa
gan a.nd Miss Mollle Jordan; dialogue
by Anna Welsenflue, Lucy Faust, Ella
Welsenflue and Anna Roos; selection by
tho Columbian quartette: song and
dance, by Rhoda Clark; Instrumental
selection by Messrs. Tamler and Flef;
humorous recitation by K. C. Vall; duet
by Lizzie Suydatn and Effie Callender;
recitation by Mattie Williams; recita
tion by Helen Ijong; dialogue by Etta
W'oodruff, Mattie Hughes nnd Anna
Thomas; duet by Cora Phillips and
Anna Williams: tambourine drill by
Bessie Bortree. Daisy Case. Ella Wels
enflue, Lena Snyder, Edith Beuers,
Louisa Simons, Ethel Woodruff. Ouida
fterllng, accompanied by Lily Welsen
flue. At the end of the programme re
marks were made by District Deputy
H. L. Bullock. Dnnclng was enjoyed
after the entertainment to music turn
lshed by Professor Johnson. The grand
march was led by Mr, and Mrs. T. P,
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The Mnrbtehead Alone Will Look After
American Interests In Turkish Water.
Washington. April 14. Two of tha
three warshi:s sent by the United
States to give protection to American
Interests In Turkey have been with
drawn from Turkish waters, leaving
the cruiser Marblehead to look out for
the affairs of the missionaries. Cable
grams received at the navy department
this morning reported departure today
of the flagship San Francisco from Pi- '
raeus, Greece, and the cruiser Minne
apolis from Taranto, Italy, both bound
Tho Minneapolis to which Admiral
Selfriclgo will change his flog, will go
to Cronstadt on the North sea, in order
that the admiral and some of his offi
cers may attend the coronation of Csar
Nicolas and the czarina, aa represent
Ing the United States navy.
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