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ILLINOIS FOR B'llRLEY
Crashing Defeat for Senator Cullom
and the Chicago Clement.
MACHINE LOSES ITS GKII'
I'ninstruetcd Brigades at the State Con
vcntlon Hook to the Standard of the
Ohio Statesman-Good General
ship Defeated by Stampede.
Springlleld. Ills.. April 30. The op
ponents of Governor McKlnley's pres
idential aspirations capitulated today
before a terrillc onslaught of the friends
of the Ohio statesman, lly a maiorlty
of 39 in a total vote of 1.3U5 a majority
as unexpected tu the supporters of the
ohioan as It was staggering to-Senator
Cullom and his friends, the Repub
lican state convention Instructed the
lour dclegatcs-at-larKc. from Illinois to
the St. Louis convention, not merely to
vote for and support the Ohio candi
date, but actually "to present his name
to that body ns the candidate and
choice of Illinois for the presidential
nomination, it Is true that the tlrm in
which the resolution was adopted the
puhxtitutlon f McKlnley's name In the
Cullom resolution was due to the over
Kcul of a delegate who anticipated the
rt'KUlnr McKlnley endorsement, which
was to have been presented by the
spokesman of his following but In the
enthusiasm and uproar that attended
the contest between the two factions
this ixiint was lost to consideration and
as a result by the record an it stands,
the Illinois delegation to St. Louis may,
should It see tit to carry out Instruc
tions hi the letter, claim a share with
the liuckeye's In presenting to the con
vention the favorite son of Ohio.
That the outcome was a crushing de
feat for Senator Cullom and the Chica
go element, that for years has held the
Kepul llcan parly fust in Its Iron grip,
Is conceded alike by vanquished and
victors. All that good generalship, In
Miicuce and trading of votes for the
various candidates on the state ticket
could do was done by the defeated fac
tion to defeat a free expression of Mc
Kinley element. It cantured the com
mittees and dictated the principal nom
inations and up to within an hour of
the crucial test even the MeKllileyltes
were almost willing to confess thut
their light had been a losing one.
THK Tl'KNlNO POINT.
The turning point came when a can
didate for auditor who was especially
championed by an anti-Catholic organ
ization and to whom the machine had
pledged its full support, win defeated
by u one-nrmed veteran of the war by
less than a baket's dozen of votes. The
sentiment attached to the old blue uni
form had more to do with the result
than any other consideration. But the
friends of the defeated candidates, and
they ran up into the hundreds, charged
treachery upon the machine. From the
moment that the resul; was declared it
was evident the opposition had lost its
grip and when the opportune moment
arrived, not only did the delegates who
had received instructions or endorse
ments stand to their guns, nut the un
instructed brigades poured broadside
after broadside Into the antl-McKlnley
ranks. , .
Hefore the last county had recorded
Its vote the majority of the opposition
was ninety-five, tumbling over Itself
In Its eagerness to secure seats in the
band wagon. Hefore the vote was tak
en on the Instructions to delegates, the
state ticket was completed by the
nomination of the following:
Secretary of state, James A. Rose;
state auditor, James H. McCullough;
state treasurer, Henry L. Herbe: at
torney general, Kdwin C. Akin. After
the election of William Penn Nixon, of
the Chicago Inter-Ocean: R. W. Patter
son, of the Tribune; ex-Oovernors Plfer
ami Oglesby as delegates-at-large, anil
General Horace Clark and Rabbi Emll
HlrRch as electors-at-large, Chairman
James H. Gilbert read the report of the
committee on resolutions, which was
The platform adopted by the conven
tion declares strongly In favor of a pro
tective tariff and for sound money. De
clared that the Democratic national ad
ministration has resulted In financial
and business disaster; advocates the
reciprocity of James O. Blaine; con
demns the vacillating and un-Ameri
can foreign policy of the present Dem
ocratic administration; favors en
largement of our navy and the strength
ening of the coast defenses; extends
sympathy to the people of Cuba and the
hope that they will succeed in estab
lishing a republic.
Only the financial plank evoked any
applause. The platform was perfunc
The concluding business was the se
lection of three trustees for the State
university, und at 9 o'clock, after a
continuous session of nearly twelve
hours,' the convention adjourned sine
Tonight, with bands and banners,
glee clubs, torches, red fire and songs of
triumph, the visitors have undisputed
possession of the capital city.
80X8 OF THE UEVOLITIOX.
Anniversary of Washington's Inaugura
tion Celebrated at Rlchmond-Nlnotj-eight
Richmond, Va., April 30. The Na
tional Society of the Sons of American
Revolution today met here and ob
served the anniversary of the first In
auguration of Washington as president
of the United States.
. General Horace Porter, president
general, called the meeting to order.
William Wirt Henry, president of the
Virginian society, and grandson of Pat
rick Henry, cordially welcomed the
Ninety-eight delegates and officers
were present at the opening of the con
gress. Nearly every one of the Vir
ginia state societies was represented,
including several as far away as Ha
waii, California, Nebraska, Minnesota,
Missouri and Maine.
Reports from general officers
showed a total present membership of
7.800, a gain of over 2.000 during the
year. A form of charter was adopted
by local chapters and other routine
business transacted. 1
Resolutions were adopted declaring
In effect that the National Society of
the Sons of the American Revolution
sincerely and fraternally desires a con
solidation with the general society of
the Sons of the Revolution.
The general officers of the society
were empowered by the resolutions to
appoint a competent committee to con
fer with a like committee of equal site
appointed b ythe general officers of the
Sons of the Revolution, to agree upon
a basis for the union of the two so
cieties. At the afternoon session Walter S.
Logan, of New York, presented a design
In colors for a flag for the society,
which was referred to the committee
on union. i
A proposition of Mr. Talbot, of Maine,
to adopt blue, buff and white as the
colors of the society was also referred.-
Invitations were presented to hold the
meeting next year in Cleveland, O., and
In Jlorristown, N. J.
Kdward A. Sumner reported a reso
lution in favor of carrying out George
Washington's plan for a national uni
versity at Washington, which was re
ferred to the board of managers. Gen
eral officers were elected as follows:
President-general. General Horace
Porter, of New York; vice presldents
reneral, Kdwin 8. Barrett, William R.
Grimths. John Whitehead, William
Wirt Henry and Colonel Thomas Mand
erson; secretary general. Franklin Mur
phy: treasurer-general, Charles W.
Hasklns; historian-general, Henry Hall.
Ilaskins; historian-general, Henry
Hall; chaplain-general, lilshop Charles
I OK A REAL MEMORIAL DAY
Ten Thousand Members of the G. A. R.
Petition Governor llantiurs- '
Harrlsburg. Ta., April SO. Governor
Hastings Is in roceipt of letters from
the state organization of the Grand
Army of the Republic asklntr him to
Issue a proclamation regarding Dec
They ask the governor to request the
people of Pennsylvania to observe it
as a real "memorial" day, and not
merely as a holiday for public games
and amusements. The letters and pe
tition present the opinions of over lft,
two members of the Grand Army of the
DYNAMITE FOR WEYLER.
The Captain-General's Palace Radl
Wrecked by a llombon Tuesday Move
menu of the Iniiurgont Troops.
Havana, April 30. A dynamite bomb
caused the explosion In the captain
general's palace Tuesday, and not a
gas engine, as reported. The noise was
tremendous and caused Intense excitement-
In the palace and vicinity. The
generals and officers rushed about giv
ing orders. Kven Weyler left the room
greatly excited. Only one person was
hurt, and that slightly. The others es
caped mlruculously. The whole palace
shook by the force of the explosion.
Clouds of dust blinded all persons in
side and many glass windows were
broken. The bomb destroyed the parti
tion wall of the principal counting
room and broke two safes. The bomb
was placed In the water closet at the
southeast corner of the palace on Mer
cedes and Obispo streets. The occur
rence Is the general topic of conversa
tion. It Is believed to be the work of
laborers. The government says an
archists did it. The ollce are making
diligent search, but no arrests have
been made yet. Strong measures. It 1h
said, will be adopted to prevent a repe
tition of similar acts. This happened
at 11 a. m.
Gomel's advance Is confirmed. It is ,
iiuw irnrucu lie uuti eiiiercu aiuiumshs
province with a strong force of ten or
twelve thousand men, five pieces of ar
tillery and plenty of ammunition.
It Is presumed an attack on the
trocha on both sides in combination
with Maceo and hot fighting is ex
pected. News of a bloody battle near Zanja,
province of Santiago De Cuba, has been
received. General Munos tried to pre
vent General Callxto Garcia from cross
ing the Canto river. Munos organised
a strong land column, and ordering
gunboats to proceed up the river to
Cooperate left Manzanillo to Intercept
Garcia. The latter, with Rabls column,
made a junction with the forces of
Maria Rodriguez from Camaguey. The
combined insurgent forces attacked
Munoz, as he was advancing and de
feated him. Munoz lost over 200 killed
and 400 wounded. But for the gun
boats Munos column would have been
destroyed. Munoz retreated to Man
zanillo and Op.rcla Is now operating
GATHERING OF MLHIOD1STS.
The Uuadernninl Conference llcldat
Me vein nd.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 30. More than
200 delegates to the quadrennial confer
ence of the Methodist Kpiscopal church
have arrived In the city. It Is the con
census of opinion that the most exciting
battles of the conference will be fought
between the rhumpions and opponents
of thl woman.
The Germans are leading this opposi
tion against women delegates In the
conference, and are confident of suc
cess. They have issued a strong pro
test against the Innovation and their
opposition threatens the unity of the
church. Leading delegates say that the
opposition amounts almost to secession.
KiBhop Fowler, of Minneapolis, said
that in his opinion the opposition of
the German would defeat the admis
sion of women to the general confer
ence. SERVANT GIRLS STRIKE.
Housewives Have Difficulty in Securing
Terms from Help.
Superior, Wis., April 30. Perhaps the
most novel strike ever Inaugurated In
the West ls.on In this city. The strik
ers are the servant girls of the city,
who have demanded an Increase In
wages from $10 and $12 per month to
$15, regardless of their ability or the
work they have to do. The girls have
formed a union and In all cases where
the demands for Increased wages have
been refused the girls have quit work.
The housewives who have refused to
accede to the demands are being boy
cotted and cannot get girls, no matter
what Inducements they olfer. There
are about 2,000 members of the girls'
union, and, as femnfe labor is scarce,
they declare they wnl stand out until
all of .them arc given the wages asked.
NEW WOMEN'S CLUB.
Big Bulldlnifln New York Will House the
New York, April 30. To supply a club
building suited to the new woman and
her manifold wants is the project of an
organization known as the United
Clubs' Building company. This build
ing Is to be on a grand scale, and is to
be the home of an amalgamation of
women's clubs, an office building and
many other things.
The plans are for a 14-story building,
with two massive towers rising 300 feet
above the street. The main front will
be about 160 feet long. The plans In
clude club rooms, a theater with seat-,
Ing for 1,200, restaurant, Turkish bath,'
fashion parlor, roof garden arid gym
nasium. Steamship Arrivals.
New York, April 30. Arrived: Steamers
Welgravla, from Naples, etc.; Virginia,
from Stettin; Hibernian, from Glasgow,
Sailed. Steamer Aller, for Bremen. Ar
rived out: Augusta Victoria, at Plym
outh Havel, at Hremen; Amsterdam, at
Rotterdam; Shlrilam, at Amsterdam.
Balled for New York: Kaiser Wilhelm II
from Genoa. Sighted: Spaarndam. from
Rotterdam for New York, passed lieachy
Head. , .
Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
Cleveland, O., April 30. The Cleveland
chamber of commerce celebrated Its forty
eighth anniversary at the Hollnmlen to
night with a banquet. The principal speak
ers were Secretary of the Navy Herbert
and Mayor Strong, of New York.
McKlnlcv's Vermont Boom. .
Burlington, Vt., April 30. Vhe first dl.
trlct Republican convention today adopt
ed resolutions, expressing preference for
McKlnley for presidential candidate.
CAR STRIKE ft FAILURE
Only 230 Men Respond to the Order
STREET CARS RUN OX TIME
Eight Hundred Special Policemen Were
Not Needed-The Central Committee of -the
Amalgamated Association at
Philadelphia, April 30. The attempt
of the Amalgamated association of
street railway employes to Inaugurate
a strike this morning upon the lines
of the I'nlon Traction compaay was a
completo failure. Only about 2."0 men
responded to the strike order, and only
on one or two lines of the city In the
early morning hours were the regular
schedules not observed. By 9 o'clock
every lino was running as usual. The
police, whose force had been augment
ed by S00 specials, were prepured for
violence, but absolutely no disorder
took place, und only two arrests were
made for Interference with the com
The members of the Central commit
tee of the association were completely
discomfited by the failure of their
strike order. They attributed It to a
misunderstanding and think the men
refused to go out because a notice
Ktamiied with the official seal of the
association was not posted in each of
the division headquarters. The com
mittee seems completely at sea tonight
and not one of them appears to know
what course to pursue.
President Mahon, of the association.
Is said to be in Milwaukee, where a
strike Is reported to be Imminent, but
even If he should com here. It Is not
likely that bis presence would aid the
strike's cause. The fizzle today will
probably be the death of the Amalga
mated association In Philadelphia.
Severe justice was meted out in the
criminal court today to several asso
ciation men who assaulted non-union
conductors last week. James Campbell
was sentenced to two years in the pen
itentiary and Wallace McGee and Jo
seph Dlnsmore, who pleaded guilty to
assault, were sentenced to pay a fine
of $500 each, to undergo an Imprison
ment In the penitentiary of three years,
and to enter bail In the sum of Jf00 each
to keep the peace for five years.
Nicholas Walthcr also pleaded guilty
to assault, but he was ill and sentence
In his case was deferred.
. HOUUKU COCHRAN HURT.
The Tantmanyite Injured in a llicyele
New York, April 30. Bourke Cock
ran, the well-known ex-congressman,
while riding his bicycle on Eighth ave
nue, fell and was Injured near Sixty
sixth street. A deaf mute, M. K. Ken
dall, who was riding on a few feet In
front of Mr. Cockran, fell from his
wheel, and Mr. Cockran fell over him.
The ex-Tammanylte was taken to
Roosevelt hospital. His injuries were
very painful, but not dangerous, and
he was taken home. At Mr. Cockran's
residence tonight ' It was stated
that Mr. Cockran was feeling a
little less pain than early in the after
noon. His physician said that his
patlent'B hips was badly bruised and
that the tendons of the leg were
sprained. lie said that Mr. Cockran
would be able to attend to his usual
duties In about a week or two.
SEEKS DEATH ON BRIDAL TRIP
A ewl-Veddcd Man Makes Two At
tempts at Suicide.
Lynn, Mass., April 30. William
Pierce, of this city, attempted to com
mit suicide by jumping from the win
dow of a rapidly moving train on the
Huston und Maine railroad, at Revere,
while In company with his bride. He
Is at his home, suffering little pain from
the cuts on his head, which were all
the Injuries he received.
About a week aaro he married, and
with his bride was returning from a
visit to New York.vhere they had been
on their bridal trip. It Is said that ho
attempted to take his life on the boat
between New York and Fait river. His
escape from Instant death when he
Jumped from the train Is marvelous,
as it was speeding at thirty miles an
DEATH IN A RUNAWAY.
Frightful Accident in Which Woman Aro
New Haven, Conn., April 30. A ter
rible runaway accident occurred on
Howard nvenue just before 2 o'clock
this afternoon, and two deaths may
result from It. Sirs. John Fitzpatrick
and her' two daughters, Kndle, aged 2S,
and Mamie, 25, were the occupants of
a light wagon, and were thrown from
the vehicle when its wheel caught in a
The women were frightfully Injured,
and it is believed that Mrs. Fltzpat
rlck, who is CO years old. and Sudie,
cannot recover. Miss Mamie is also
HAD A VALUABLE JAW.
Dentists Must Pay Mrs. Anderson One
Brooklyn, April "0. One thousand
dollars was what Mrs. Amelia P. An
derson received from a Jury yesterday
as an award for damages indicted to
her Jaw by Drs. Ruppert and Joslyn, of
210 South Eighth street, while etract
ing an aching molar.
Mrs. Anderson sued for $10,000, claim
ing that when the dentists took out her
tooth they deprived her of some of her
Jaw. which caused her much pain and
Inconvenience, as she could neither talk
nor eat for some time.
Naked Lamp Cnttses Dlsastor In an Eng
London, April 30. An explosion oc
curred todny in the Mlcklcfleld colliery
while 100 men were at work In the mine.
Twenty-five have been rescued, all of
them terribly burned. It Is feared that
the others have perished, but the
searchers are still at work In the hope
of saving more lives.
The explosion Is supposed to have
been caused by a naked lamp.
RUIN AND SUICIDE.
A Citizen of Cripple Creek Ends Trouble
In Self Dextr net Ion.
Denver, Col., April 30. Robert Camp
bell, a prominent society man of this
city, ex-mnyor of Central City, who
was Impoverished by yesterday's fire at
Cripple Creek, having his extensive
properties there uninsured, killed him
self this morning in a fit of despondency
by shooting himself through the heart.
' His wife subsequently attempted self
Last of the Mulligan Letters
Jloston. April 30. Warren Fisher, who
was Involved In the famous Mulligan let
ters with James G. Blaine, died at his
home, in Hoxhury, this morning at '.he
aire of 71 yean, i
THE SEWS THIS MOUSING.
Weather Indications Teday:
Fain Warmer; Southerly Whtds.
1 Illinois Instructs for McKlnley.
Philadelphia Traction Strike a Fizzle.
The National Lawmakers.
Dynamite for General Weyler.
3 Business World.
3 (Local) Dunns After Paving Contract
Three Divorces Granted.
Detweller Withdraws His Petition.
The Hypnotic, Reporter.
5 fiscal) Kndeavorers Out In Forca.
Ulues Win the Contest.
Mr. Powderly at Wood's College.
(Sports) National League flames.
President Powers Instructs Umpires,
Opening of Eastern Leugue Season,
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Reports.
S News Up and Down the Valley.
Professor Coles for May,
HAMILTON DISSTOX DEAD.
The Well-Known Pliiladelphlan Expires
from Heart l alluro-Skotch of His Life
Philadelphia. April 30. Hamilton
Dlsston. the head of the extensive saw
works of Henry Dlsston & Sons, of
this city, was found dead in bed this
morning at his residence, Hroad and
Jefferson streets. Heart disease Is the
supposed cause of his death.
Mr. Dlsston was born In Philadelphia
Aug. 23. 1S44, and in 1ST8, upon the
death of his father, Henry Dlsston,
who was universally known os the
largest manufacturer of saws and files
In the Cnlted States, he been me the
controlling spirit of the firm. The sons,
Hamilton, Horace C, William and
Jacob S., succeeded their father in the
business ho hud established, and they
became incorporated as Henry Dlsston
& Sons. The plant which represents un
outlay of $3,000,000, is located at Tac
ony, a suburb, and it gives employment
to fi.Ooo persons.
Hamilton Dlsston, In 1877, while trav
eling through Floridn, became con
vinced of the practicability of reclaim
ing a vast region of that state to agri
culture by tlrulning Lake Okeechooboe
by the construction of a canal. It was
not. however, until three years luter
that he entered seriously into a con
sideration of the subject. In 18S1 he
formed the Dlsston Land company,
which purchased 4,000,0(10 acres of land
from the state of Florida. The tract
was reclaimed by draining, Mr. Dlsston
himself living in Florida for months
and supervising the works. Klsslmee
City is practically a monument to this
development Inaugurated by him.
Mr. Dlsston was an Influential Re
publican and was a generous contribu
tor to the campaigns. He had been a
local leader 'in the party In Philadel
phia for years. For twenty years Mr.
Dlsston had been a representative man
In Pennsylvania delegates to national
conventions, and In nil moveniets to
strengthen the protectionist's lde'a in
national legislation he was conspicu
ous. His life was Insured for over fl.Ouu.
000, he being the second largest Insured
man In the country. Kx-Postmaster
General John Wannmnker, of this city.
Is the leader in this respect In the
SCOTT JACKSON TRIAL.
The Defendant Tells How Ho Met Pearl
Cincinnati, April 30. Scott Jackson,
charged with the murder of Pearl I'ry
an, took the witness stand In his own
behnlf In the Campbell county court at
Newport. Ky today.
Jackson detailed his life lip to the
time ho first met Pearl Hryan, which
was during the holidays of 1894. He re
ferred to the conversation he had with
Will Wood at various times on the sub
ject of Pearl Hryan's condition. His
said that Wood was very much con
cerned about her, and If something was
not done soon he would have to leave
Jackson said that the lust time he
saw Pearl alive was the Wednesday be
fore her body was discovered. He says
It was on Tuesday night that he was
with her at Wallingford's saloon.
Jackson was persistent. In fixing the
date of his last meeting with Penrl
Hryan upon the Wednesday evening
preceding the finding of the body.
He continued cool and collected dur
ing the remainder of his testimony, de
tailing minutely nil the circumstances
In connection with his movements for
the three days Immedlatly preceding
and those following the murder. He
successfully and with wonderful tact
told of all the damaging evidence
against his own character, while the
entire drift, of his .testimony was to
make Woods the seducer of the girl
and Walling the only man directly con
cerned In her death.
The prinrlnnl sensation of the after
noon proceedings was In that part of
Jackson's testimony relating to his pris
on experience, wherein he chnrged the
chief of police with trying to intimi
date him into making a confession.
Court adjourned at. the conclusion of
Jackson's testimony at 5.30, the wit
ness having been on the stand all day.
MERCY INSTEAD OF JUSTICE.
Mr. Olney Receives a Tart Reply from tho
Washington, April 30. Secretary Ol
ney, on April "8 telegraphed to the sec
retary pf state of the South African re
public thnt It was assumed that the
death sentence of Hammond and other
American citizens was Imposed with
the understanding thnt the sentence
would be commuted and that he would
like assurance on that point. The an
swer came this morning from the
"There was no talk of an understand
ing between Judge and government be
fore the sentence of death was pro
nounced, but before the reception of
your telegram the executive council
had resolved to let mercy take the place
of justice and not to .enforce the death
McKIiiIct Men Bolt
Phenlx, Ariz., April 30. The McKlnley
supporters bolted at the Republican state
convention here last night and left the
hnll. Tho contest arose over the adoption
of a resolution endorsing McKlnley's
camllilacy, and when his friends found
that they could not carry their point, they
withdrew from the convention, announc
ing their intention of holding another con.
ventlon today. Delegates chosen to 8t.
Louis convention were unlnstruct.il.
Aside from this feature the convention
was without interest.
Ilarrlshurg, Pa., April 30. The follow
ing charters were granted today: Shlck
shlnny Creek Cool company, of Bnlem. Ln
serne county, capital $10,000; Freeman-Wilson
Coal company, of Seranton, capital
$100,000; Commercial Renl Kstato and Im
provement company, of 'Mount Carmcl,
Minister Willis III.
Ban Francisco, April 30. The Hon. Al
bert S. Willis, minister to Hawaii, is seri
ously 111 In this city, suffering from an at
tack of pneumonia. ,
DAY WITH THE LftWfMERS
Appropriation Bill Occupies Attention
of the Senate.
CONTESTED ELECTION CASES
Three Dispntcs Are Disposed of In the
Uouse Five Hours' Discussion of the
Bankruptcy Bill Participants in
Washington. April 30. The naval ap
propriation bill had the undivided at
tention of the senate today, but when
the session closed no progress hud been
made upon the bill beyond the exclu
sions on a point of order of Mr. Quay's
amendment to Increase the number of
battleships from four to six. Mr. Gor
man's amendment to reduce'the num
ber to two was the proposition before
the senate when It met, and remained
so when It adjourned. Seeehes were
made by Mr. White (Dent., Cal.) In fa
vor of coast defenses rather than of an
Increase of the navy; by Mr. Allen
(Pop., Neb.) predicting the collapse of
the Democratic and Republican par
ties tho former within three mouths
and the latter by March 4, 1001, and by
Mr. Gorman (Dem., Md.) In enforce
ment of his views as to the necessity
of more economy In Appropriations.
The house today disposed of the three
contested election cases from Missis
sippi, adopting the resolutions report
ed from the election committee con
firming the title of the sitting mem
bers, Messrs. Allen, Williams and
Spencer, Democrats, to their seats. The
contestants in these cases based their
claims for the seats upon an alleged
violation of the federal l;iw regulating
the representation of Mississippi In
congress by the constitution of that
state. The committee declined to make
a declaration upon that question.
A bill was passed Increasing the pen
sion of General William Grose, of In
diana, from $20 to $5 a month.
five hours were then devoted to a
further discussion of the bankruptcy
bill, the general debate closing with
today's session. The principal speak
ers were Messrs. Dearmond (Dem., Mo.),
Tawncy (Rep., Minn.) and Halley
(Dem., Tex.) ngalnst the bills, and
Messrs. Rurton (Hen., Mo.), Culberson
(Dem.. Tex.) and Ray (Ren.. N. Y.) In
favor of the bill. The latter two admit
ted their conversion from an attitude
of opposition to a bill containing the
Involuntary feature. The discussion
developed the fact that the house was
practically unanimous in favor of a bill
providing for voluntary bankruptcy
the difference in opinion was as to the
incorporation of the involuntary fea
ture. It KMC OF THK DKRS CASH.
In the senate today Mr. Hill from the
committee on judiciary favorably re
ported a substitute bill for that before
the committee relating to contempts' of
courts, growing out of the Debs case.
The bill defines direct contempts as
those committed dining the sitting of a
court or of a judge at chambers In his
presence or no near there as to obstruct
the administration of Justice: all others
nre indirect contempts. Direct con
tempts are made punishable summarily
without written accusution.
Upon the return of any process, show
ing any person to be guilty of Indirect
contempt It Is provided thnt a writ of
attachment may lf and such person
be brought before the court. A writ
ten accusation setting forth all the
facts clearly must be filed and the ac
cused required to answer thereto.
After such answer or a refusal to
an.swer the writ may proceed at the
time fixed to hear testimony and deter
mine such nccus.ition. Upon application
of the accused. In the discretion of the
court, a trial by Jury may be granted.
Provision Is also made for exceptions
nnd review upon direct appeal to or
by writ of error from the Supreme
STRIKE IN INDIANA.
Coal Operators 1'orced fir Rivals to Mako
n Cnt In Wages.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 30. The re
cent conference of Indiana coal operat
ors, at which It was decided to reduce
the scale to 55 cents, has resulted In a
strike which extends generally over the
coal belt. Nearly 4,000 miners have quit
work. W. W. Hubbard, of the Island
Coal company, all of whose employes
have struck, says that the strike was
expected and that the cut was una
voidable. The action of tho West Virginia oper
ators, he said. In working their men
at 5", cents after the operators of Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana had
agreed to a scale of sixty cents, brought
on competition thut the fatter could not
stand, ns they were, he says, forced
to cut. The probability of the strike
extending throughout the four states Is
REDUCING THE FORCE.
Lehigh Yallev Company Discharges
Wilkes-Rarro, Pa., April 30. There
was much uneasiness In railroad circles
here today when It was rumored that
the Lehigh Valley Railroad company
had discharged ninety-three brakemcn
on the Wyoming division.
A Unitd Press reporter saw Trnln
master Bardo who said that It was
simply a reduction of force owing to the
belief that they can get along without
the men. Heretofore every through
freight and coal train was manned by
a conductor, three brakemen and a
flagman. By the new order one brake
man Is taken off each freight and coal
RECEPTION TO THE PASTOR.
Dr. and Mrs. Glffln Meet the Congrega
tion of Kim Park church.
The members of the Epworth league
of Elm Park Methodist Episcopal
church last night tendered a reception
to the pastor. Rev. Charles M. Giilln,
D. D and Mrs. Glllln. It took place In
the church parlors and was very In
formal. At 8.15 Dr. and Mrs. GlfTln came In
from the parsonage, nnd in a few min
utes they were the center of a group of
persons, who remained with them only
long enough to be Introduced nnd say
a few words of welcome. Then they
made way for others and so on, until
the opportunity was given to all to
greet the pastor and wife.
Rev. Richard Hiorns. Rev. John
Davy, Captain W. A. May, R. Ernest
Comegj-s. Samuel T. Jones and others
were mindful thnt all had a chance to
shake hands with the pastor. Remarks
were made by Dr. Gillin and William
Connell brledy, and music was ren
dered by the members of the league.
Now York, May 1. In the middle
states today generally fair, warmer
weather and light" to fresh southeaster
ly nnd southerly winds will prevail,
with cloudiness and possibly local ruins
In the lake region. i
On Saturday fair to partly- cloudy,
slightly warmer weather will prevail,
with fresh and light southerly to south
westerly winds, possibly followed by
Specials for Ttb Week.
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ncii SfciMemeSo 45c
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4-taeIi SIcIISeflies, 95c.
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