The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 30, 1896, Image 1

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Heartily indorsed by the Democrats
at A I lento n. '
riiairman ilarrity Controls tbe Conven
tion Itelcgates to I ho Notional
Convention-Half a Vote to
Lackawanna Delegates. -
AUentown, Pa., April 2S.--rii adop
iion of the unit rule, an unequivocal
declaration for sound money, and the
formal launching of the presidential
boom of ex-t?overnor ltobert K. Paul
son were paramount Issues in connec
tion with the 'Democratic state conven
tion today. There was a unanimous
sentiment In favor of Mr. Pattison's
presidential candidacy, and the en
dorsement of him. as contained In the
platform. Is worded In strong language
Although there was opposition to the
unit rule, it did not affett the e--govei--nor;
and, with the unit rule in force,
the sixty-four delegates from Pennsyl
vania to the national convention will
support him .throughout. The conven
tion was controlled by National Chair
man Ilarrity, who heads tho list of na
il mal delegate-nt-targe.
John M. Krnden. of Washington
eounty, and Ticnjaniln C. Potts, of Dela
ware county, were nominated for cun-sressmen-ut-large;
William M. Nlnger
ly. of Philadelphia; Oeorge W. Guthrie,
of Allegheny: James Denton Hancock,
of Venango, and Alex H. Coffroth. of
Somerset, were selected as presidential
electors-at-large. and William F. Har
rtty. of Philadelphia; State Chairman
ltobert K. Wright, of Lehigh; J. Henry
Cochiun. of Lycoming; Charles A. Fa
ran, nf All"gheny: Dr. John Todd, of
Montgomery; Henjnmln F. Meyers, of
Dauphin; John S. Killing, of Kile, and
John T. Lcnnhan, of Luzerne, were
chosen at: delegntes-at-large to the na
tional convention.
An Incident of the nomination of Mr.
Wright was his announcement of with
drawal on the convention floor. The tcs refused to accept his retire
ment, however, and he was elected with
the others, with a rush. After the con
vention. National Chairman Harrlty
mated that Mr. Wright would not with
draw from the office; that the spontan
eity of the delegates In approving of his.
selection clearly showed that ..tin was
wanted. The cause of Mr. Wright's ac
tion was a contest In the ninth con
gressional district (IScrks and Lehigh
counties) over the selection of .district
delegates. The Berks delegates to the
convention, who numbered nineteen to
ten for X.ehlgh. chose the two district
delegates to the national convention
and ignored Lehigh, because Mr.
Wright was selected as a delegate-nt-large.
The state chairman was desir
ous that Lehigh should have one of
the district delegates, and It was be
cause of the failure to secure this that
he announced his withdrawal. The ac
tion of the convention, however, upset
his plans and he will remain as a dele,
gate-at-large, while the Herks county
district delegates wll, also be unaltered.
The presidential electors as chosen in
the different congressional districts and
whose selections, were ratified by the
convention, are as follows:
First district, Samuel Dickson-; Second
district. Allien Al. Hicks; Third district,
John .VI. Campbell; Fourth district, James
.1. ilvun: Fifth dlnrlet, John Hagan, all of
Philadelphia; Sixth .tlstrtct. Jonn w. miiik
son, Chester; Seventh district, William
Stahler. Norristown: ISighth district, John
H. Storm. Stroudsbun,; Ninth district,
ThoiiKis A. Ilaak Wonielsdurf; Tenth "ia-
tiict. Charier. F. HenlBcr. Lancaster: M.n-. i
nth dlnri;-.. Charles H. Schtidt. Scran
ton; Twelfth district. Thomas It. Phillips.
Kingston; Thirteenth district, Charles K.
King. Poltsvllle, Fourteenth district. John
K. Hoval, HarrislnifHuFlfteecth district,
John .M. Carroll, Towanria, 81xinth dis
trict, Charles J. Keilly, Wlliiamsport;
Seventeenth ilistrlct, J. I. Hotter, Wasrt
Ingtonville: Klghteenth district. Lu-.-len
J.' Brady. AlcHherrytown; Twentieth W- !
Hanks, Mlttlintown; Nineteenth dlsn-sct. -.
iriel, 0orn! Vt . Khlne, Altoona; Twfdy-ili-si
district, John C. 1'attiMi, Indiana;
Twenl -second district, William Weihe,
I'ltlshui-g; Twenty-third district, .hidsnn
J. Hrook.i. Sewlckley; Tweuty-roiu-th dis
trict. .IuIih J. McPurhinri, Dunbar;. Twen-ty-lirth
district. C. H-. Atkins; New Cas
tle; Twenty-sixth ilistrlct, John L. McKln
ney, Tltusville; Twenty-seventh district,
Sevnionr S. Haekett, Hniporlum; Tweif
eight It. district, Harry Alvin Hah. Itidg
The Fifty-sixth district delegates to
the national convention, which were
also selected III the Tsventy-oight Con
gressional district, and today ratified
by the convention, re:
First district. George W. Gibbons, Hen
ry C. Loughlin: Second district. Charles
i:. Ingi-rsoll, Louis J. .McGrath; Third dis
trict, John J. Cyan, .Matthew inltaun;
Fourth district, Thomas Delahunty, Cus-
tavus A. .Miller: Firm ustrict. 'Jonn Tay
lor, K.I wan I Ucnnls, all of Philadelphia;
Sixth district, Frank H. Maudes, Media, J.
Frank Hausr, West Chester; sevet-n iiis-
trieti I 'a ul Hi Applobarh. Duilegtmwi,
Kdward F. Kane, Norristown; F.ighth dis
trict. Howard Mutchler. l;aston. Frank P.
Sharkey. Jlauch Chunk; Ninth district, W.
Oscar .Miller. Keauing. Merman K. Heitz.
Reading. Tenth district. Home L. Ilul Jo
mand, .Merietta. Hlchard M. ttcilly. l.un
caster; Eleventh district. Joseph O'Brien.
Sf-rarton, Jamei G. Bailey, Scranton;
Twelfth district. Elliot P. Klsner. Har.l''
lon, John M. Garman, Wilkes Bane: Till r
tointh district. Major James Elite, Potts
ville, William A. Maler. Ashland; Four
teenth district. John A. Magee, New
P.toomtlPlri. 8. P. Light, Lebanon; Fif
teenth dlytrlct, Miller S. Allen, Montrose,
John M. Itahin, Towanda; Sixteenth dis
trict, John J. Itearuon, Willlamsport.
William Dent, Brookland; Seventeenth
district, Daniel KUnger, Milton, Grant
Herring, Jllooinsburg; 'Eighteenth district,
J. G. Welser, Mldilleburg, Thomas C. Bar
ton, Mlttllnbiirg: Nineteenth district, If.
N. Oltt, Hanover, F. E. Beltzhoover, Car
lisle; Twentieth district, Joseph A. Gray,
Carroltown.Dr. Americu Enfield, Bed
ford; Twenty-first district, John B, Kee
nan, Oreenshurg, R. A. MeCollough, Kit
tanning; Twenty-second district, K. 8.
Fleming, Pittsburg, Edward J. Frauea
helm, Pittsburg; Twenty-thlrt-. district.
Hay Walker, jr., Allegheny, Samuel W.
BlacK, Ieetsdalc: Twenty-fourth district,
Frank. Thomson, McKee's Rocks, A.
Frafiklin Silvlue, Wayncsburg; Twenty
fifth district, Stephen Markham, Butler,
Robert Ritchie, Beaver; Twenty-sixth
district, W. H. Gasklll, Meadville. Frank
E. McClaln, t'nlon City; Twenty-seventh
district, Charles H. Noyes, Warren;
Charles O. Layman, Port Allegheny;
rwenty-eigntn district, j. K. t. Hall,
Ridgway, Matt Savage, Clearfield.
The convention was called to order
at 12.20 by Chairman Wright, who In
troduced William B. Given, of Lancas
ter, county, as temporary chairman.
Mr. Given was loudly applauded. He
made a brief address and during nlB
speech was frequently Interrupted by
applause, and the mention of the name
of ex-Governor Pattlson brought forth
prolonged cheers. After the appoint
ment or committees the convention took
a recess, reassembling at 8.25, when the
chairman of th,e credential commltteo,
John C. BtHdy, of Erie, presented the
report ot the committee and It was
adopted. It gave a half vote each to
the Lackawanna and York delegates
ana contestants.
, The Hensel delegates from Lancaster
County (the contestants) were seated
as were also the contestants from
lejjrVashlngton county.
The nommittee on permanent organ!
xation named Dw-ight N. Lowiey. of
Philadelphia, as permanent chairman
of the convention. This was adopted
and Mr. Lowrey was escorted to the
Chairman James of the committee on
resolutions then read the platform ns
adopted by the committee. It Is the
same as has been heretofore outlined.
When the endorsement in the plat
form of the presidential candidacy of
ex-Uovernor Paulson was reached,
there was a loud cheer and the band
played "See the Conquering Hero
When Mr. James had concluded,, and
had formally moved the adoption of the
resolutions, J. Hush (illlan, of Chnm
liershurg. offered as a minority report
the substitution for the unit rule, which
was defeated by the committee. -
Delegate Oreevy, of Blair county,
seconded the amendment.
Air. Oreevy made an extended ad
dress In support of the amendment.
Several efforts were made by delegates
to Interrupt the speaker, but the ob
jectors were silenced by the chairman
and Mr. Oreevy proceeded.
Joseph P. McCullen, of Philadelphia,
opposed the amendment in an earnest
speech. He favored the unit rule be
cause It would help tho presidential
candidacy of ex-flovernor Paulson,
an honest, man.". Mr. McCullen de
nounced Senator Cameron because of
his "dishonest money views." and de-
j nouueed Senator Quay, whose election
to the presidency, he stated, would
bring disgrace to the country.
James T. Lenahan, of I.uxerne, also
spoke In favor of the unit rule.
Mr. Olllan demanded that the ayes
and nays be taken on the amendment,
but as this was not seconded, the chair
man ignored it and put the question to
the convention.
Tho amendment was defeated by a
viva voce vote, 'and the original plat
form was adopted.
Joseph llawlty. of Allegheny, nomi
nated John M. Uiaden, of Washington,
for congressman-at-lurge.
Mr. Hawlcy's favorable reference to
the leadership of National Chairman
William F. Harrlty was loudly cheered.
Charles F. Ingersoll, of Philadelphia,
seconded the nomination.
Benjamin C. Potts, of Delaware, was
next placed In nomination by Thomas
J, Osborne, of Media, for congressman-at-large,
'and Messrs. Braden and
Potts were nominated by acclamation.
The selection of presidential electors,
district delegates and dcegates-at-large
followed and delivered. When
the name of Robert K. Wright, of Le
high, for delegate-at-large was an
nounced, Mr. Wright stated to the con
vention that owing to complications In
his congressional district lie would
There were loud cries of "No," and the
convention nominated the ticket, with
Mr. Wright included, despite nis an
nouncement. The convention adjourned sine die at
4.5a p. m.
LuekawHnna Delegation Not Happv Over
the Result of the Convention..-
A portion of the Lackawanna delega
tion returned night from the state
convention arriving In the city at II.45
over the Central Railroad of New Jer
sey. All were dissatisfied with the re
fvit of the AUentown gathering. Lack
awanna. sent down two delegations and
both were ignored. None of Its repre
sentatives were called Into tho party
councils when the slate were being
prepared. The expedient the commit
tee on contested seats adopted of giv
ing the contesting delegates half a vote
each was unsatisfactory to both fac
tions because they went down to right
the matter to a finish. A square rul
ing by the state convention would have
settled the manner in which state dele
gates shull In future bo elected but
the miserable straddle of the commit
tee on contented seats leaves the sit
uiitlon worso than It was before.
Attorney W. W. Tiaylor was n very
useful man to the county committee
delegates. He It was who enabled
them to select Attorney Joseph O'Brien
and Mayor James fl. Hailey, as Lacka-
wanna's national delegates.
Of the delegates originally selected
by the county committee to represent
the legislative districts of the county
Miles McAndrew, of Archbald, and
John J. O' Boyle, of this city, did not
attend. Attorney Joseph O'Brien and
Frunk McAndrew were substituted for
them. Mr. O'Brien was made a mem
ber of the committee on contested seats
but os ids seat In the convention was
contested he was dented the privilege
of even attending the meeting of the
committee. Then strategy was resort
ed to.
Through the Influence of Attorney
John T. Lenahan, of Wllkes-Bnrre, ex
County Treasurer John Smoulter, of
Luzerne county, who was also a mem
ber of the committee on contested
seats, was Induced to allow Mr. O'Brien
to act as his substitute on the commit
tee. This odd proceeding was tolerat
ed and Mr. O'Btien had the satisfaction
1 if Kitting In the oummlttee that
v us
disposing of his claim to
a scot In the
convention. Senator McDonald object
ed to Mr. O Brlen serving on the com
mittee alleging that he was not. a dele
gate In the convention but the objection
wns overruled.
James J. O'Neill, county chairman.
and John J. Fahey went before the com
mittee and mnde the statement of the
claims of the delegates elected by the
county committee; Senator McDonald
and Nathan Vidaver did a similar ser
vice for the delegates elected by the
legislative districts. No one other than
members of the committew were al
lowed In the room when the arguments
of the representatives of the rival
delegations were being made. After
the claims of both sides had been heard
one of the committeemen suggested
that Mr. O'Brien he allowed to make a
statement regarding the Lackawanna
muddle. The suggestion was not acted
When the announcement wns made
from the committee room that the rival
delegations would be seated each re
celving a half a vote, the county com
tnlttee delegates though not pleased
smiled a very broad smile. They were
sure of the national delegates. W. W.
Baylor had been elected by the county
committee and endorsed by the legis
lative committee. He was entitled to
tho whole vote of the Third district and
would cast It with the county commit
tee dolegates in selecting national
delegates giving them a majority of one
over the legislative committee dele
gates. The latter saw that the jig was
up and did not put forward the name
of John E. Rocho for national delegate
as they had Intended.
The delegates from Lackawanna
thereupon presented to the convention
the names of Joseph O'Brien and James
fl. Bailey for national delegates and O.
H. Johnson and James J. O'Neill as
alternates; The choice was, of. course,
ratified by tho convention. 7
County Treasurer Charles Schtidt
was named as national elector from
this congressional district, but there is
some doubt as to whether or not he can
serve. It Is thought that tho office Is
incompatible with that of county treas
urer. Those who returned last night over
the Central road from AUentown were
Postmaster F. M. Vandllng, John E.
Hoche, John OalTney, James K. Bur
nett. E. J. Lynett. Senator M. K. Mc
Donald, B. W. Cooney, of Dunmore;
Nathan Vidaver, P. J. McCormack. of
Blttkely; J. W. Kllpatrlck, of Carbon
dale; K. F. Btewltt, James Flynn and
Revenue Collector Orant Herring.
A number of the other members of
the Lackawanna delegation went over
the Lehigh Valley road to Wilkes
Harre, where they attended a celebra
tion last night in honor of the election
of John T. Lenahan as a delcgate-at-large.
The convention was entirely under
the control of Harrlty, and when the
unit rule came up for consideration the
opposition was very feeble, he roll
was not called on the measure, and the
Lackawanna delegates were conse
quently not put on record regarding It.
After Admitting Defeat They Holly, and
Will Try to Halt the Meklnley Wove at
Springfield Today.
Springfield. HI., April 29. The Re
publican . state convention convened
here today, but without affecting a
permanent organization, took a recess
until 2 p. m. As the crowd was tiling
out, a delegate In the body of the hall
mounted a chair and read a dispatch
announcing that the Republicans of
Vermont had instructed for McKlnley.
This was greeted with loud cheers, and
a blue silk banner with a picture of the
Ohio statesman, which had been
smuggled Into the hall a few moments
before, was waved aloft.
.When the delegates reassembled at
2.15. Senator Berry was presented as
permanent chairman and addressed
the convention.
On the floor of the convention at
4.30. the antl-McKInlcy machine con
ceded defeat. On the committee on
resolutions and the new state central
committee the McKInlcyltes are in a
When Chairman Berry concluded,
nominations for governor were In or
der and the names of Captain John XT.,
Tanner, of Clay county," was submit
ted Congressman Albert 3. Hopkins was
nominated by S. G. Hanchett, of Au
Dr. Robbins, of Quiney, wna also
named and a ballot was ordered. Tan
nor was chosen on first ballot and his
nomination whs made unanimous. For
Lieutenant Governor W. A. Northx-oit,
of Crefmville; Theodore S. Chapman, of
Jersey, and Davis Ross, of La Salle,
were namea without speeches. North'
cott was nominated on tht m-ennrt hut.
lot. This cumgrieled the work of the
convention for the day and an adjourn,
ment was taken until tomorrow.
It will be nip and tuck in the'eonven
tlon tomorrow between the supporters
ana opponents of the McKlnley Inatnic
tions, with the chances, unless there
is another change in the situation be
fore morning, in favor of the opposition
There was a time on the floor of the
convention this afternoon when the ma
chine was Inclined to admit its defeat.
Th!s,wa before the second' ballot for
lieutenant fovcrnor had been ordered.
Tlu closeness -of the contest for this
nomination, however, enabled the antl
McKlnlcyltes and Cullomltws, te-tnake
u number of deals- with unlnstructed
delegates. '
The committee on resolutions' pre.
pared a platform this afternoon which
will be presented to the convention to
morrow. It Is chiefly devoted to de
nunciation of the Cleveland admlnlntra
tton. The financial plank Is as follows:
Resolved, That we. the Republicans
of Illinois, are unyielding and em
phatic In our demands for honest
money, we are opposed, as we ever
have been, to every and any scheme
mat win give to this country a cur
rency In any way depreciated or de
based, or in any respect Inferior to the
money of most advanced and lntelll
gent nations of the earth. We favor
the use of silver as currency, but to the
extent only and under such restric
tions that parity with gold can be main
Politicians of the (ircen Mountains Are
Treated to a lllg Surprise.
Montpeller, Vt.. April 29. W. A. Lord,
of Alontpelier, presided over the Re
publican state convention today to so.
leet delegates to the national conven
A strong McKlnley feeling pervaded
tho convention. The following resolu
tions offered by Hugh Henry was adont
ed by acclamation, but subsequently a
motion to table it was adopted, the
McKlnley men being satisfied with the
expression of the sentiment of the con
While we recognise the wisdom of the
precedent which has heretofore sent our
oeiegates to national conventions without
tying their hands with nosltive lnstru
tlons, and would not break that precedent,
yet we feel we will be untrue reoresenta-
tlvrs of those who sent us here did we fall
to give voice to ineir convictions; mere
fore be It.
Thct In th great qpootlc of
minam .iicivituey, or unio.
we recognize
the first choice of the Re.
publicans of Vermont for their personal
We believe that the credit of govern
jnent should be sustained, not bv the Issui
of bonds and the increase of the national
debt, but by a return to a system of duties
wmcn snail replenish the public treas
ury, put In motion the now silent wheels
of business and ensure living prices to
American tarms anu worgsnops.
Hon. Redfleld Proctor, Dr. Henry D,
Hilton, or itrattleboro: Kdwnrd C
Smith, of St. Albans, and C. A. Prouty
of Newport, were chosen delegates at
Senator John M. Thurston, of Nebras
ka, closed the convention Avlth a Bhort
address, expressing McKlnley senti
The following is a synopsis of tho
platform adopted today by the Republi
can state convention:
The platform declared In favor of a '
protective tariff, reciprocity, the main- I
tenanee of the Monroe doctrine. The
money plank declared unequivocally
against free silver, except by Interna
tional agreement. Continuing, the
platform says.
We believe that the credit of the govern
ment should be sustained, not by the Issue
of bonds and the Increase of the national
debt, but by a return to a system of duties
which shall replenish the public treasury,
tint In motion the now silent wheels of
business and ensure living prices to Ameri
can farms and workshops.
We adhere to our custom not to restrict
the delegatus to the national convention
by Instructions or professions as to choice
of presidential candidate; but we trust
them to faithfully represent us and tho
best Interests of tho Republican pnrly and
country, according to their Judgment
when the convention meets,
Thn outburst of enthusiasm was all
McKlnlcy's way. The Reed men at
tempted to have the convention look
with favor toward the man from Maine,
but It was plainly evident that the
biggest majority of tho delegates were
lovers of MeKlnley.
The party leaders are surprised, but
say nothing. It was intended to have
the dolerates go unlnstructed, but with
such a strong sentiment In favor of Mc
Klnley, It Is believed that no delegate
w 111 dare to stand tor any other candi
date. ,
Weather Indications Today t
Felr; Increasing Cleadlaes.
Democrats Endorse Pattlson for Presi
dent. Illinois and Vermont for McKlnley.
Traction Employes to Strike at Phila
delphia. Day's Work cf Congress.
Governor Hastings Will Not Respite
Market and Stock Reports.
(Local) For a Registered Tax Sale.
Court of Arbitration.
Argument Court.
Cleveland and Cuba.
(Local! Madame Florence Arrested.
She Wants U,000 Damages.
(Sports) Scranton Defeats Carbondale.
National League Results.
Suburban News.
News Vp and Down the Valley.
Free Silver Democrats Are Denounced by
Gold Alcn.
Lincoln. Neb.. April 29. Nebraska
Democrats of sound money school held
ineir state convention toaay primarily
to elect four delegates-at-large to the
unicago national convention, and lncl-
aemaiiy as the party leaders an
nounced, "to declare to tho Democracy
of the nation that Nebraska Is not
wholly silver mad."
The platform congratulates President
Cleveland's foreign policy; denounces
the action of the so-called free sliver
Democrats, and deplores the efforts of
certain politicians to make religious be
lief a test for office holding.
That Was All Atr. Cleveland's Namo
F.voked at Detroit Convention,
Detroit, Mich.. April 29. The eyes of
the Democrats of the nation aro sup
posed to be fixed on their brethren of
Michigan today, ns they gather togetlv
er to light the money question to a fin.
ish. When the convention was called
to order Alfred J. Murphy was called to
the plntform ns temporary chairman.
Mr. Murphy s allusion to President
Cleveland were received with only
moderate applause.
Convention at Atlanta.
Atlanta. Co.. April 2S. Tho ReDUblf
can state convention mt here teday. Col
oney A. E. Buck, chairman of the state
committee and leader or the McKlnley
forces, was elected temoorarv chairman
ami a pormanont
eu oy electing
onnirmsn. n,
was named as one or me feur delren
At-larse. the other three fcplnff MiikIiiIkv
-j -
Michigan Convention!
Detroit. Mich.. Aorll . The Mlehlirnn
state Pemoorattc convention, toriav. after'
a stormy nlKht, endorseJ-.the sdmlnlstne-ii
tlon.aatrflnanclttl. policy of Graver Cleve
land, chose four geld standard rieleratrs.
at-larRe and'tent a delegation, of twenty.
iour oisinct delegates to the Chicago con
vention, of wlrnm thirteen are counted
gsld mondmctalllsts and eleven silver bl-
The Vnion Traotioa Cempanv's Linos
Will be Tied I'p To-day-Police) Prepar
ing for Trouble.
Philadelphia, April 29. A strike has
again been ordered upon the lines ot
the 1 nlon Traction com two y by the
Amalgamated association of street rail
way employes to go Into effoot at 4
o'clock tomorrow morning. After the
refusal morning of President Wqlsh to
submit the questions at Issue between
tho company and the men to arbitration
the central commltteo of the association
held a session lasting until 7.30 this
evening. Tho result ef the delibera
tions of the committee was the ordering
of the strike. The committee consid
ered that the-refusal of Mr. Welsh to
arbitrate settled any hope of procuring
by peaceful methods any adjustment of
the alleged grievances of the men. and
they now purpose to fight for what was
refused them
The committee claims that a majority
of the B.oon men on the company s sys
tejn will obey the order to quit and that
all the line will be tied up with a live-
ly recollection of the disorders n.ttend
ing the strike last Deeemher. The po
lice are making every preparation to
night to guard tho company's property
tomorrow and to prevent violence,
The Trnctlon company will start out
cars tomorrow morning on as many of
Its lines as pssible. The officials of the
company are uncertain as to how many
men will go out and for this reason
cannot tell tonight whether they will
be able to operate their entire system
tomorrow. A general order was posted
by the company notifying nil men who
efuse to lake mil it car in the morning.
or who do not report for duty by noon,
that they will be discharged.
Are Charged With Ransacking
Their Landlady's Trnnk.
Twn fakirs who have hem selling
handkerchiefs about the streets for the
past two dnys were nrrested nt 1 o'clock
this morning for robbing their board'
ing mistress, Jennie Smith, who keps
the boarding and lodglns house in the
old Bubcock building, comer of Frank
lin avenue and Center street.
Upon retiring last night the proprle.
tress discovered that her trunk had
been ransacked and suspecting: that
her new boarders were the culprits,
made an examination of their room.
She found in their wardrobe all tho
missing articles, jewelry, silks, rare
coins and other trinkets. 8he waited
until the occttpa-nts of the room re
turned and then summoned Patrolmen
Feeney ami Wnlsh who locked them up.
Thc-y refused to give their names, or
make any explanation further than to
stnte. that they could prove their In.
nocence. Hoth were from Rochester
nml have been here but a few days.
They were preparing to go to Philadel
phia in the morning.
X Rich Vein of the Whtto Metal
coved In South Canaan.
Susquehanna, Pa., April 29. A rich
vein of silver has been encountered by
the New York and Pennsylvania pros.
pectors at South Cunaan. Wayno coun
ty, Pa, How extensive the lead is can
not yet be nscc-rtnlned.
There Is much excitement throughout
the county in consequence of the dis
StoHinshin Arrival.
New York, April 2fl. Arrived: Steamers
Sauthwark, from Antwerp; Majestic, from
Liverpool and Hoiitnnmpton. Hailed: bt.
Paul, from outhamtiton. Arrived out:
Paris, at Southampton , Halle, at Bremcr-
nuven; Amsterdam, at linuiogne; werra,
at Genoa; Prussian, at Glasgow. Balled
for New York: Steamers Lahn, from
Southampton; Spaarndam, from Rotter
dam; Mississippi, from London. Sighted:
(Mohawk, from New York for London,
passea lire ot wujni.
! v.- , ana uronn-icic iM...iu.i Mr. ftw-
. .. . . DUBTunsr mar t n a r a irtnu anrmiein u nirn
Mr. Dockery Wishes to I'rotcct the
The .Member from Missouri vVaras the
House Against Appropriating Moaey
Where It Is Not Absolutely
Washington. April 29. The house was
plunged almost Immediately after It
assembled for todny's session into a
mild and diminutive (in respect of
lensth) renetitlon of the defeats of the
senate yesterday regarding the revenue
and expenditures of the government.
Mr. McCormlck (Ren.. N. Y.) askee:
consideration of a bill for a light house
on Orient Point, Long Island, which
led Mr. Dockery (Dem., Mo.) to warn
the house against appropriating money
for any Improvement that was not ab
solutely indispensable. The direct ap
propriations at this term of congress he
figured up would be !ul 2.000,000; and
of contracts authorised to be entered
into JM.Mt.ODO. making the grand total
for which this congress would be re
sponsible at this term ever six hundred
and five millions. He said current
revenue was not equal to current ex
penditures and had not been at any
time during thn term of this a minis
tratton. And he pleaded'. In no spirit
of partisanship, for careful, scrutiny 'et
appropriation bins lor tne protection
of the treasury.
Air. Dingley (Rep., Me.) chairman et
tne committee on ways ana means re
sponded to Mr. Dockers s statement
analyzed the figures he, had given. He
asserted that the appropriations at this
session of congress for current expend!
tines would not exceed 4!)0.000.00 and
the amount that must be paid by tax
ation would not exceed tSUO.'MO.OeO, the
expense of tho neMwrlee department
being met by tlie postat receipts. While
It was true that more revenue was an
urgent need, Mr. Dlngley contended
that the canirress was dMntr as well as
It could lh tire matter of 'appropriations.
in view f the needs ot tbe government
and ef the country.
The report of ejections committee No.
3. .in the contest of Giles Otis Pearce
(Indiana, Labor) vs. John. C. Bell (Pop.,
Dem.) from thi feon4 district ef Colo
rado, confirming BeTa'e right to the seat;
wns B greea to.
The remainder of the day was. spent
In committee of the wiole In dlsuesipff
the bankruptcy bill. Ufct bill betftfc sup.
-ported by AIrCohn)IJri(RrTi., 1111 gild
antagonised by AleJM. W. A. motif
(Rep Pcttoa,), New(laMs (Silver, Ifev.)
substantial relief.
The statue, of Father Marquette,
plaoed by the state .f Wisconsin in the
natienal'MIl of, statuary in the capital
wan today officially presented to and
acaepted by the serlttf. Bulegles of
the good priest were pronounced by the
two Wisconsin senators Mitchell and
VJlas by Mr. Kyle (tVp., S. D.) and by
Mr. Palmer (Dem., 111.) Mr. Mitchell
spoke of the Jesuits In North America
as "the transcendent. hare nf the ad
vancing army of civilisation, and de
scribed Father Marquette'as "the one
great historic character., of Wisconsin,
whose name weuld shine the brighter
as time goes on."
Mh Vilas spoke of him as "the.gentte.
htgh-80uled, fearless priest and preach
er; tho discoverer of the Mississippi; a
noble man with soul lifted up ts Ood; a
gentle enthusiast; a man to do without
boasting, the deeds that heroes do;"
and said that it was of such as him that
congress spoke when it marked for this
spqeial honor (a place In statuary hall).
'persons illustrious for historic re
After this matter was disposed of.
the naval appropriation bill was taken
up and the remainder of the day's ses
sion was given up to political speeches.
Mr. Teller (Rep., Col.) announced In
unmistakable terms his resolution to
break away from the Republican party
If its actien In the St. Louis conven
tion did not suit his views and senti
ments on the silver question. While
Mr. Sherman (Kep., O.) declared his
readiness to conform his action on that
question to the decision of the Ameri
can people at the polls next November.
Without aetion on the naval bill the
senate at 6 p. m. adjourned.
Governor Uastiags Refuios to Consider
Ills Application for Respite Says That
He Has Killed Only Five Person,.
Harrlsburg, -Pa April 29. When
Governor Hastings received the peti
tion of H. H. Holmes today praying
for a respite In order to allow him suf
ficient time to attend to a lot of btisl
ness wmcn ne alleges he must transact
before the day of his execution, he was
not slow in Indorsing the petition,
'Application refused." Holmes will
surely hang on May 7 and he can hope
for no Interference on the part of the
governor. Tho communication to the
governor wns written by Holmes yes
terday and is In the form of a petition
with many whereases, setting forth the
reasons which prompt the appeal for
respite. He rails against District At
torney Grahum and protests that he Is
Innocent of all but two of the deaths
charged against him, and these two
were due to criminal operations which
he performed in his capacity as a phy
sician; but ir. another part of the pe
tition he says he killed five and not
twenty-five. He says he wants to so
arrange his business matters thut thot-e
near and dear to him will not be left
wholly without means or support. He
also Intimates that he will have some
important matters to reveal with the
aid of the chief of police of Chicago,
who Is understood to be coming on to
see him.
The petition Is written In the Ingeni
ous way for which Holmes has become
famous, and bears the marks of more
than ordinary Intelligence of the pris
oner. He rays he only wants to have
his life prolonged a reasonable limit nf
time beyond May 7 so that he may be
able to get his affairs In shape and be
prepared to meet his Uod. He pro
fesses to bo willing to die after he has
arranged the matters of which he
speaks In his communication. The
governor also got a letter today from
the father of Mrs. PleUel. at Oalva,
111., and a petition from citizens of that
town urging the governor not to Inter
fere with the course of Justice.
To Protect Morn-mowers.
Washington. Anril 29. The house com
mittee on labor has yielded to the lep
tcsentatlons of the organised musicians
by reporting a bill to prevent government
bands from competing with civil organiz
ations. llerald's Forecast.
New York, April 30.-In the Middle states
today, fair, wanner weather will pre
vail, followed In the western and lake
districts by light local rain. On Frld-iy
fair to partly cloudy weather will pre
vcill, with elight temperature changes
and fresh sotTl hnrly winds followed by
local rain In the.western, and, possibly at,
night, In the eastern districts.
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