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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
TWELVE PAGES84 COLUMNS.
SCEANTON, PA., SATUBDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 189K.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
Comss t near the truth as any
way we know of putting It these
day In our cloak department.
Of course we'vn had our profitable
aeascn, with the biggest trade we
have ever recorded, and 40 w we're
fairly into the
where price or proilt figures but
lightly In our calculations.
We won't carry a single garment
over to another season. If there's
any possible way of getting rid of
them, and so far our first failure In
this department is yet to be chron
icled. win B0 11
as It always has hi the past, and
we've simply to Buy that we haven't
spared a single garment in our en
Of course, we can only mention a
few things out of the many, but
they'll serva to hw that
has struck the department and
washed all the old figure, away.
are all sacrificed. About half of
early season's llgures will buy them
now, and within cloths no styles
have deteriorated. The selection Is
large and as nearly perfect as cor
rect styles can make It.
. Spring weight, correct cut, plain or
y - braided: Former price, $2.60.
In Blacks or pretty shades of Tan,
inlaid velvet collars, etc., very
stylish. Former price, $3.00.
black and Tans, finer than the pre
ceding lot and about the same de
signs. Former prlc;, $3.75.
A NOBBY NUMBER
we ever sold.
Stylish Bratd and
The best $4.00 cape
Blacks only. Very elaborate trim.
Our former leader at $4.50.
Fine Black Cloth, Braid, Bead, But
ton, Ribbon and Chiffon trim. Yes
terday's price, $6.00.
Right Spring weight, very hand
some garments, richly braided.
' '.. New Trice, $5.29
. garments that have all that quality
can give them and an elegance that
will commend them to the respect
. of well drsssed women. Yesterday's
New trice,' $6.29
ON THE POLITICAL FIELD
McKlnley's Boomers Art Claiming
MAJORITY IS ESTIMATED AT 200
Mr. Matt, However, Eeliorce That the
Ohio Man Is Short One Hundred
and Fifty Delegates 1 Glance
at the Situation. .
Cleveland. Hay 1. The McKlnley
leaders now regard the nomination of
their chief as certain. They say it Is
only a question of majority and that
the National convention Is likely to be
nothing more than a "ratification meet
ing." JlcKinley and Hanna have re
ceived a bushel of telegrams of con
gratulations during the past twelve
hours, and the band wagon is In danger
of a break down from runlng too fast.
There Is a lively scene of excitement
around Hanr.a's headquarters Just now.
The rooms are crowded with delegates.
The enthusiasm here is something
amazing. .McKlnley Is looked upon as
the Motes of the party, who will lead
the people to prosperity.
While the rank and die are claim
ing everything It Is significant that
Mark Hanna declines to make any pre
dictions for publication. He refused to
allow himself to be quoted in that di
rection, beyond the very guarded state
ment sent herewith.
Besides the avalanche of telegrams
and personal congratulations the poli
ticians and "patriots" have appeared
on the scene, and every one of these
is trying to show his service in, bring
ing about McKlnley's success. It Is
a day of cheer and congratulations here
ard in Canton. Assurances have been
received that the action of Illinois will
be followed In all the Important states
that are yet to hold conventions. These
are California, Indiana, Missouri, Mich
igan and North Carolina. The figures
this afternoon at Hanna's headquarters
are nearer 200 majority than 100.
LATE M'KINLET FIGURES.
The following figures were given out
at the McKlnley headquarters hers to
day on llrrt ballot at St. Louis: "
District of Columbia 0
. Georgia 2
Indian Territory il
Maryland : 12
Montana 0 .
Nebraska ...... ..4 K
Nevada '. 0
New Hampshire , i)
w Jersey i
le Mexico S
New York 12
. North Carolina U
North Dakota 6
Rhode Island 12
South Carolina hi
South Dakota 8
West Virginia 12
Total :.' tH
MR. PLATTS OPINION.
New York. May 1. The claim made
by the McKlnley managers that as a re
sult of the Illinois convention yester
day McKlnley's nomination was not
only certain but an assured fact, does
not frighten the . leadrs of the opposi
tion. In view of that assertion, which
has so far been met by general denials,
ex-Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who Is
chiclly responsible for Governor Mor
ton's candidacy, and who Is one. of the
inner circle of the antl-McKlnley com
bine, was asked today whether he and
his associates would allow the figures
to stand unchallenged. Mr. Piatt re
'I am not prepared to make a full
statement at this time, but I am of
opinion that McKlnley has not cap
tured enough votes to be nominated.
I shall have a talk with Messrs. Quay
and Clarkson, and then I shall be pre
pared to be more specific. I will say.
however, that Governor Morton is still
In the race, and to stay. We do not
concede everything, and we do not give
It is Mr. Piatt private opinion that
McKlnley ts 150 votes short of a major
ity to give him tne nomination.
Indianapolis, Ind.,May 1. The friends
of ex-Prcsldent Harrison admit .that
McKlnley's nomination Is assured and
that the moral effect of the action of
the Illinois Republicans yesterday will
be to Inspire the McKlnley men here
to insist en instructions.
kenatorQnav Making Arrangements for
ths Pennsylvania Dslctntlon.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 1. Colonel Sam
uel P. Moody, assistant general pass
enger agent of the Pennsylvania lines
west, returned tonight from Washing
ton where he went to confer with
Senator Quay regarding the special
trains from this state to the Republican
national convention at St. Louis. The
Pennsylvania delegation will flU eigh
teen sleeping coaches, made Into special
Mr. Quay's notion was that the dele
gates ad alternates and the friends
who Immediately accompany them
shall be carried on one train. This
party will number about 176. He said
Mr. Quay expects a good delegation
from Lancaster and HarrlBburg, but
Philadelphia and Pittsburg are relied
on to furnish most of the party. Sen
ator Quay has summoned Secretary
Jere Rex, of the state executive com
mittee, to Washington to talk over
plans for the convention excursion.
SLEPT SEVEN DAYS.
A Hrpnotlo Snbjeet Is Awakened Susooss
- fnlly at an Eshlbltlon.
New York, May l.--Bclence Is a hard
master, to Judge by the treatment the
seven-day sleeper received at the
Olympic last ' evening. It was ' his
night for awakening, navlng been put
Into a hypnotic slumber last Wednes
Last night the sleeper was seated In
a chair and six of SantanelH's assist
ants held him down, With a clap of
the hands and several loud shouts from
Hypnotist Santanelll ths sleeper's face
began to work.. . Thsn his body sudden-
ly stiffened and bent till he was bowed
backward. The spasm was so severe
that the six fellows who were acting
in the capacity of binding were lifted
this way and that. But at the end ot
a minute a look of consciousness came
Into the subject's eyes and his convul
sion relaxed. He had lost seventeen
and one-half pounds during his sleep,
but appeared to be physically strong.
He had no nourishment during the
Arrival 'of the Rov. A.J. Dial at Tampa,
Atlanta, Oa., May 1. A telegram an
nouncing the safe arrival at Tampa of
the Rev. A. J. Dlas. the Baptist mis
sionary recently arrested and impris
oned by the Spanish authorities at Ha
vana, was received here this morning.
It was dated last night, and addressed
to Dr. I. T. Tichenor, secretary of the
Southern Baptist Home Mission board.
Dr. Tichenor has telegraphed Dlas to
come here at once.
Ruler of Persia Dies from the Effect
of a Bullet l lred by a Revolutionary
Washington, May 1. Secretary Olney
at S 9p. m. today received the following
cablegram from Vr.lted States Minister
Alex McDonald, Teheran:
Teheran. Persia. May 1, 1SW.
Olney, Secretary of State, Washington.
Shah, visiting shrine, near city, today
for devotion, on entering Inner sanctuary,
was shot by u.vassin disguised as woman,
bullet entering region of heart. Explr-.-u
In a few minutes. Regicide revolunilonary
fanatic, Or.at distress, but c.'iy quiet.
i Shortly after the receipt of the news
of the assassination. Secretary Olney
sent a cable message to Minister Mc
Donald, saying that the president di
rected that sincere condolence be ten
dered and abhorrence of the crime ex
pressd to the government of Persia and
the family of the Shah.
HE PROTECTED MISSIONARIES.
' The records of the state department
contain many communications attest
ing the Shah's leaning toward liber
ality and Justice. In one particular In
stance, where an Armenian Christian,
under the protection of American mis
sionaries, was shot at Oroomrah, Per
sia, In lSiiS, the Shah sent his son and
heir apparent to investigate the mat
ter, on the complaint of United States
Minister McDonald. The Persian
prime minister subsequently Informed
Mr. McDonald that imperative orders
had been issued to have exemplary
punishment lnlllcted upon those who
had committed the deed, and to take
every possible measure for the protec
tion of other Christians who might be
in . danger. Mr. McDonald forwarded
the entire correspondence to Secretary
Qresham, stating that It was the re
quest of the American missionaries
that the Shah's assuring letter should
be published for the benefit ot their
friends at home.
Persia Is represented In the United
States in a diplomatic or consular cap
acity and probably will not be until an
Incident that caused soma embarrass
ment In the relations of the two coun
tries is forgotten. Eight years ago the
Shah who was killled today decided to
send a diplomatic representative to
Washington . and the government was
notified of the Intention. The new
minister was Hadji Hassan Ghoull
Khan Matamed El Vessare, One day
the state department received a num
ber of trunks and other baggage bear
ing the name of Hadji Hassan, address
ed to Its care. Time passed and noth
ing was heard of the expected diplomat.
Finally the department sent a tele.
Bra pic Inquiry to its minister at Teber-.
an requesting Information as to the
Persian ministers whereabouts and the
surprising answer was returned that
Hadji Hassan had left Persia months
before and was supposed to be In the
V ni ted States. The stnte department
officials were worried and sent numer
ous despatches to representatives of
the United States at posts along the
route presumably taken by the minister
In his Journey to America, but no sat
isfactory Information was received In
reply. In the course of time Hadji Has
san reached Washington, and It was
then learned that he hnd succumbed
to the fascinations of Paris and spent
a King period there Incognito.
The newspapers published this story
very generally and the paragraphers
made numerous comments on Hadji
Hassan's long name and his mysterious
disappearance from public view. These
things offended the minister greatly.
He was also chagrined over the atten
tion attracted by his peculiar dress and
appearance. He wrote to the secre
tary of state complaining of these mat
ters and withdrew his suit, returning to
London, May 1. The Shah was en
tering a shrine near Teheran when the
assassin drew a pistol and fired at him,
the bullet striking nenr his heart. The
wounded ruler was ut once carried to
his carriage and convryed vlt!i..ll
speed to the palace, where he uTeti two
hours later. The murderer was arrest
ed. It Is believed that he had accom
plices. Nashwr-ed-DIn, shah of Persia, wus
born April 24, 1S29. and succeeded to the
throne on Sept. 10, 1SI8, on the de.uh of
his father. He Was crowned at Teheran
Oct. 20. 1818. The shah was well known in
Europe, where he had the reputation of be
ing a shrewd politician and a vigorous
ruler. In 18tW he slgnfd a treaty p min
ting ths establishment of telegraphic
communication between Europe and India
through Persia. His first visit to Europe
was In 1873, and although he was absent
from his kingdom from May to Septem
ber there was no sign of rebellion. On that
trip he visted Moscow, Bt. Petersburg,
Brussels, Paris, London, Vienna, Constan
tinople and many other cities, In which
he and his retinue excited a great deal of
attention. He kept a diary of his obser.
vatlon. which Is a literary curiosity In its
way. He made a second European tour
In 1SS9. Of late years he had exhibited hn
Inclination to be friendly to England. The
neir or tne snn is Ms second son, who
was born In 181, nnd is named Mia(T?r
Ed Dion Mirsa. The eldest fon. Mupsud,
Is a man of greet ambition and of some ca
pacity, but with a most unenviable repu
tation for cold-blooded cruelty. The
youreer son Is said to be weak both In
Intellect and character, and trouble nbout
ths succession Is not at sll Improbable.
MISS ai'CONNKLL JAILED.
The Young Liidy Who Shot tlnrrv Thomp
son Cnnnot Sconro Bill.
Lancaster, Pa., May 1. Eertha Mc
Conncll, of Cont.svllle, who shot her
lover, Harry Thompson, and subse
quently attempted suicide, was brought
here today on the charge of felonious
assault and battery.
Being unable to secure ball she was
sent to a hospital, where she will be
detained until she fully recovers her
health. Thompson Is recovering from
Con I Prises Advsneod.
New York, May 1. it Is announced that
the other coal companies have advanced
anthracite prices today to the basis made
by Reading, Lehigh Valley and Lackawan
na. The advance Is 25 cvnts per ton, tak
ing effect at onco.
ni-hnn of .Mnrqnetto.
Detroit, Mich.. May 1. Itev. Qershome
Mott William. D. U., wns ronsecrnted as
the first bishop of the new cVocese of Mar
quette, which comprises the upper penin
sula of Michigan, at Grace church here
Win WANT RECQGIIOK
Jhelr Demands Will Arouse i Battle
in Methodist Conference.
AKGUMCNTS OP OBJECTORS
Proceedings of Meeting at Cleveland.
Probable Candidates for Bishop.
Other Business Before the Ses
sions of Ueneral Conf erenee.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 1. The general
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church, which will be In session for one
month, was called to order In the Cen
tral armory this morning. The build
ing has been lavishly decorated for the
occasion and Is an Ideal meeting place
for the conference. The delegates have
been arriving for several days and now
almost all are In the city.
The conference was called to order
at 9 o'clock by Bishop Bowman, the
oldest of the Methodist bishops. It was
opened with brief devotional exercises
and then roll was called and the dele
gates were recognised and seated. The
usual committees were then appointed.
There are four accredited women dele
gates to the conference and their ad
mission will cause one of the hottest
fights ever waged In the conference.
The woman question came up Immedi
ately after the appointment of commit
tees and the battle was commenced.
The work of the committees will be
among the most Important of the con
ference. That on episcopacy will han
dle the question relating to the bishops.
Including that of adding to their num
ber for work In the home and foreign
fields. That on Judiciary will handle
all questions relative to legal matters.
That on Itinerary will work on the
proposition to take the time limit away
and allow pastors to remain In any one
charge as long as they may do good
wrk. The work of the committees on
revision of the discipline and temper
ance will also be of the utmost import
ance. -. THE NEW BISHOPS.
From three to eight bishops will be
added to the present number. Some
of the men who are talked of are Chan
cellor J. R. Day, president of the Syra
cuse university, Syracuse, N. Y., a man
fully six feet three In his stocking feet,
and described as being as large mental
ly and morally as physically; Rev. Dr.
T. B. Neely, of New Jersey; Rev. Dr.
Carl Cranston, of Cincinnati; Chaplain
C. C. McCabe, the missionary secretary
of the church; Rev. Dr. J. B. King, of
New York city; Rev. Dr. James W.
liaf hford, of the OlUo Wesleyan univer
sity of Delaware, Ohio; Rev. Dr. C. W.
Smith, editor of the Pittsburg Chris
tian Advocate; Rev. Dr. J, R. Coucher,
of Baltimore; Rev. Frank Bristol, of
Historical Theology in the German
Theological seminary, Atlanta, Oa., the
last named Is a colored man.
The woman question was first
broached during the roil call. When
the name of Lydla A. Trimble was
called, the opponents of the admission
of women made their opposition ana
moved that the name be taken from
the rolls until it was ascertained wheth
er tho person named was a member of
the conference or not.
. Bishop Bowman refused to entertain
the motion on the ground that the con
ference was not yet organized. The
announcement was greeted with ap
plause by the champions of the wo
The Rev. Dr. Monroe was elected sec
A series of resolutions reciting the
fact that the lay delegates were not be
ing given their full privileges and de
manding that the lay delegates be giv
en the right to choose their own mem
bers on the committees, the same as the
ministerial delegates, was adopted.
DR. BUCKLEY'S CHALLENGE.
The woman question was precipitated
by the Rev. Dr. Buckley, of New York,
who read a challenge signed by promt
nent opponents of woman, which gave
twelve reasons why the woman should
not be recognized, prominent among
them being the refusal ot previous con
ferences to recognize them.
It was moved that a committee on
eligibility be appointed to determine
the eligibility of the four women dele
gates and that the committee report
J. B. Grow, in a fervid speech, at'
tempted to amend the motion by insert
ing a clause providing that the women
should not participate In the conference
until their eligibility had been decided
The amendment was defeated and the
original motion adopted.
The committee will report Monday.
secretary Herbert, or the navy, was
present nnd was formally presented to
., fCCTT JACKEOVS DEFEASE.
Export Testimony Is Introduced to Com
bat tho Statement That Pearl Bryan
Was llchsndcd While Yet Alive.
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 1. In the
Jackson trial this morning the defense
attacked the expert testimony offered
by the prosecution. Drs. Clark, Jean-
con testified as to the 'possibility of the
docnpltaticm having taken place after
The testimony of Dr. Hey, of the
United States army, read from a depo
sition, was to the same effect. Testi
mony wns adduced to show that the
decapitation must have be-n per
formed by some one who was skilled In
or at least had some knowledge of sur
gery. An attempt was also made to show
that there was a scar on the d ad g'rl's
breast made by a hypodermic needle.
Reporter Allison's testlmnny threw
sorre doubt on the Identification of
Scott Jackson nt the Jail by the colored
coachman, George Jackson.
Nntlvcs Said to Bo Waiting to Attack the
Hhodcs Column-The Relief Corps.
Buluwayo, May 1. Scouts report that
the Matabele force which was defeated
In- the engagement on the north bank
of the Umguza river now occupies
position to the east of Tabalnbuna
commanding the Salisbury road.
They ore awaiting Cecil Rhotles's col
umn which Is expected to relieve Gwelo
Iron Works Destroyed.
Reading-. Pa.. May 1. William F. Remn
pis & Co.'s ornamental Iron works was
completely destroyed by fire toillirht,
Loss about $30,000, partially Insured. Just
how tho tire originated Is not known.
number of frame buildings adjoining were
saved wun auncuuy.
Ineresse of PttMIe Debt.
. Washington, May 1. The debt state
ment issued this afternoon shows a net
Increase in the publlo debt, less cash in
the treasury, during April of J3.9l5.4ia. To
tal cash In the treasury, $8tf8,7TS,5E.
. I . ' " T
- New York, May 1. In the Middle states
today, partly cloudy, si nht y warmer,
eartorly to southeasterly winds, possibly
followed. by light local rains nesr the
corti. On Sunday, oartlv cloudv to fair.
sllirMiy wfirm, southwesterly to souftarly
i winas, roiiowea oy rain.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather ladkatioas Tedayt
Partly Clondy; Warsscr; Shewers.
McKlnley Roomers Claim Everything.
Women Dermoid Recognition.
Bankruptcy Bill in Congress.
Shah of Persia Assassinated.
Scott Jackton Trial.
1 Interesting Welsh Letter.
(Local) Meeting of Board of Health.
Letter from Armenia.
Stop the Cuban Butchering.
fiscal) Hundley's Queer Will.
Ex-Mayor Fellows' Present to the
(Local) Doings of Scranton Society,
Church and Church Society News.
News of the Suburbs.
Market and Stock Reports.
(Sports) Scranton Loses the First
National League Games.
Scrantons' Trip to Springfield.
(Travel) The Wonderland of Alaska,
10 (Story) "The Spy" a Parlor Play.
U World of Letters.
Gossip of the Musicians.
12 News Up and Down the Valley.
DIN'S REVIEW OF TRADE.
Resume of the Business Fluctuations
During the Past Week Prospects for
New York, May 1. R. G. Dunn & Co.
will say tomorrow In their weekly re
view of trade:
Failures for the week have been 238
in the United States against 231 last
year, and 31 in Canada against 34 lust
Aa the season advances there is mora
business, but advices Indicate that on
the whole the prevalent feeling is that
the gain la less than there was rea
son to expect. While retail trade has
been active enough to materially les
sen stocks and obligations, and thus to
prevent a great many threatened em'
barrasaments it has not yet brought
enough new business to mills or rac
torlea to prevent decrease of unfilled
orders and closing of some works. Bus
Btantially the same state of things ex
Ists in all the great industries notwith
standing the strong combinations in
some, and evidence of Inadequate con
sumption appears In the fact that the
peneral range of prices for commodities.
farm and manufactured products are
nearly one per cent, lower than it was
April 1st. and the lowest ever known.
the decline since, October, 18D2, being
16.7 per cent. Nor con this be attrlbut
ed to scarcity of money, which is ees
ler and more abundant as the liquida
tion of many dealers lessens outstand
ing obligations. Foreign operations
have been of no Influence Ut American
securities but shipments of silver have
again been large. Stocks have remained
practically without change.
Speculation has raised cotton an
eighth, though receipts and crop pros
pects still favor lower prices, and ac
cumulated stocks of unsold goods are
very large. Wheat has declined i
cents for cash. . With only two months
of the crop year remaining there Is
little owing to the overloading ot Jap
anese dealers. Wool Is weaker, the
wool year closing wdth the greatest
quantity of wool on hand ever carried
at this season.
There is fair demand for boots and
shoes, though not enough to prevent
gradual exhaustion of orders unfilled
but the only change In prices has been
a slight advance In some qualities.
Leather is weaker, with very narrow
demand and quotations average a shade
lower, as do prices of hides.
Large purchases of . lake ore by the
principal consumers, contracts secur
ing control of low phosphorous ore and
lower rail rates to Chicago for Connells-
vllle coke in order to competo with
Pocohontas coke, are the main features
In the iron industry, but the revival of
demand is yet deferred. Higher prices
for nails nave caused active buying for
the week, but large consumers decline
to contract as yet for bars and the rod
combination has fallen through. Mid
dlemen still sell steel billets at 319 at
Pittsburg against 320 asked by the
pool, but the stock available Is said to
be only ao.OOO tons. Structural pros
pects are good, but In other branches
the demand is less active, and Besse
mer pig Is weak at $13 at Pittsburg.
The anthracite coal concerns have ad
vanced the price 5 cents per ton.
THE WYOMING CLASS IS.
Annual Meeting Will Begin In Calvary
Reformed Church on Wednesday.
The annual meeting of the Wyoming
Classls of the Reformed church will be
held In the Calvary Reformed church.
corner of Monroe avenue and Gibson
street, Rev. W. H. Stubbleblne pastor,
beginning Wednesday evening. May i.
at 8 o'clock. The opening sermon will
be preached by Rev. William D. Han
pel of Wllkes-Barre. The business ses
sions will be held during the day from
9 a. m. until S p. m. The evening ses
sions will be devoted to the discussion
of subjects of general Interest to all
Thursday evening will be given to the
discussion of "Home Missions," the
speakers being Revs. C. H. Brandt and
C. W. E. Slegel; Friday evening the
subject will be "Foreign Missions.
speakers, Revs. A. Houu and J. B,
Kershner. On Saturday evening the
preparatory service will bo held, when
Kev. H. A. I, Henner will preach. Sun
day morning the annual classical com
munlon will be observed. The sermon
will be delivered by Rev. D. W. Ebbert
The Sunday evening service will be
popular platform meeting with ad
drepses by a number of the -visiting
brethren. All the sessions of Classls
are open to the general public and
strangers will always be cordially wel
comed. The Wyoming Classls Is the second
youngest Classls In the Eastern synod.
It Is composed of forty-two congrega
tions and twenty-one ministers. It has
a membership of nearly 10,000. There
will be In attendance at this meeting
some forty delegates.
New York, May 1. Arrived: Steamers
New York, from Southampton; Lucama,
from Liverpool and (Jueenstown: Spree,
from Bremen and Southampton; Scandlu,
from Hamburg: Columbia, from Ham
burg and Southampton-, Gergovla, from
Marseilles, etc. Sailed: Aachen, for
Dremen. Arrived out: Steamers Cam
pania, at Queenstown; Augusta Victoria,
at Hamburg. Sailed for New York: Pur
neasia, from Glasgow, April 30; Norman,
nta, from Southampton; Dresden, from
Rremerhuven. Bighted: Steamer Ken
sington, from' New York tor Antwerp,
passed the Llsard
Scsretarv GreshnnVs Tomb,
Washington, May 1. At the request of
Otto Qresham, son of the late secretary ot
state, acting in behalf of his mother and
himself, Secretary Lamont has designat
ed a site In Arlington National cemetery
for the Interment of the remains of Sec
retary Qresham. The site Is a prominent
one, near the grav -Oaperal Sheridan
ana Aanurai rortr
BANKRUPTCY BILL DEBATE
Consntnes Almost tbe Eatire Session
of the House.
THE AMCXDMEXTS PROPOSED
In Coarse of Debate Ex-Prssldent llar-
rlaoa is Qnoted by Mr. Uenderaon.
Bill to Give Alaska Delega
tlon Is Defeated.
Washington. May 1. Most of the ses
sion of the house was occupied today in
discussing under the flve-mlnute rule,
and In committee of the whole, the sec
tion In the bankruptcy bill reciting the
causes for which proceedings may be
begun against a debtor. Two amena
ments were proposed, one by W. A.
Stone (Rep., Pa.) abolishing altogether
the Involuntary feature; and one by
Mr. Broderick (Pop., Kas.) limiting to
three causes all criminal or fraudulent
In their nature, for proceeding against
debtor. In the course of the debate
Mr. Henderson (Rep.. Ia.) quoted ex-
President Harrison In favor of the bill,
reading from a letter received today:
I think the Impression that some of
our western boards of trade had upon
the bankruptcy question was that by
reason ot the nearness ot our mer
chants to their customers, they had an
advantage with the failing debtor over
the distant credit, and that this would
be surrendered under a bankruptcy bill.
It seems to me to be a short-sighted
view of the question."
The propositions were pending when
the house, at S o'clock, under the rules.
took a recess until I o clock, the even
ing session to be for the consideration
of private pension bills.
By a vote of 3D to 32 the committee
refused to take corporations out of the
operation of the bill.
The bill to give Alaska a delegation In
congress was discussed briefly, and by
a vote or so to 44 tbe house voted
against the engrossment ot the meas
tire a practical defeat.
A bill was pass A to admit free of
duty articles of foreign manufacture
intended for exhibition at the Nashville
exposition In Ks7, and to admit persons
engaged io care ror tne exhibits.
MR. TILLMAN SPEAKS.
The session of the senate today was
enlivened by two characteristic
speeches a fiery and Impetuous one
from Mr. Tillman (Dem 8. C.) and a
temperate and suggestive one from Mr.
Hill (Dem., N. Y.) Mr. Tillman wear
ing In his necktie an emblem of his
last speech in the senate, a miniature
gold pitchfork strode up and down In
tho rear of the back seats on the
Democratic side of the chamber gesti
culating forcibly and Inveighing
against the president: the secretary of
the treasury and the bankers and
money leaders of Wall street and
threatening the withdrawal of his-state
from the Democratic column If the Chi
cago convention should not declare in
favor of free silver at 16 to 1.
Mr. Hill's reply to him was dim!
fled, but sarcastic ' He, too, spoke of
the Chicago convention!' declared that
he did not believe - that Mr. Cleve
land waa a candidate for the nomina
tion; said that ha wan not pledged to
him or to any member of his cabinet:
eulogised Mr. Carlisle for his public ser
vices, while criticising him for Ms In
torference against the re-election of
Senator Blackburn, and closed a long
speech with declaring that the policy
ot the Demooratlo party should be "In
essentials, unity; in non-essentials, lib
erty; in all things, charity."
Before the speech-making began a
vote was taken on Mr. Gorman s mo
tion -to reduce the number of battle
ships-provided for In the bill from four
to two (a reduction of, 87,600,000 in ex
pendlture) and it was agreed to, yeas
31; nays, 27. Another vote was taken
on a motion by Mr. Allen (Pop., Neb.)
to strike out the appropriation for these
two battleships, but there were only
thirteen senators in favor of that prop
An amendment was offered by Mr.
Chandler (Rep., N. H.) appropriating
$4,000,000 for twenty torpedo boats, and
for torpedo boat destroyers: but a vote
was not reached upon It. It waa agreed,
however, that the final vote on the
naval appropriation bill shall be taken
before adjournment tomorrow, and the
senate at 6.45 adjourned till tomorrow.
The house Immigration committee
will favorably report bills by Mr. Cor
liss, of Michigan, and Mr. Maxiany, ot
New York, further amending tho im-
mi prat ion laws.
The Corliss bill excludes blind people
nd cripples: all persons over 15 years
of age, who cannot read their own or
the English language, Canadians and
Mexicans coming to the united States
temporarily for the purpose of engag
ing In any mechanical trade or manual
labor with no Intention of becoming
The bill of Mr. Mahany Is also mainly
directed against the Influx of Canadian
and Mexican aliens and provides crim
inal penalties for violation of the law.
It further provides punishment for
those who have taken out naturaliza
tion papers In the United States for the
purpose of avoiding the Immigration re
strictions now In force and provides
that any such citizens retaining a dom
icile in a foreign country thirty days
after the passage of this act shall be
amenable to its provisions. The bill
further protects the Interests of Amer
ican sailors on the great lakes. It was
passed after spirited debate in the com
mittee by a vote of 6 to 4, the yeas be
ing Messrs. Tracewell. of Indiana
Howell, of New Jersey; Mahany, of
New York: Wilson, of South Carolina
and Atcheson, of Pennsylvania. The
nays were Messrs. Bartholdt. of Mis
sisslnpl; Barney, of Wisconsin: Buck, of
Louisiana and Hendricks, ot Kentucky.
INDEPENDENCE OF POLAND,
Demonstration Monday Night In Honor of
Monday, May 4, will be the one hun
dred and fifth anniversary of the de
pendence of Poland and the P llali
Americans of Scranton will celebrate It
in a befitting mnnner with a parad
and meeting in the evening.
Polish societies of Scranton and
Dickson borough will participate In the
parade, which will form at St. Mary i
Polish cnurcn on I'rospect avenue
1.30. They will proceed on Prospec
avenue to Elm street, to South Wash
lngton avenue, to Lackawanna avenue,
to Music hall, where the meeting will
be held. The Forest and Ringgold
bands will furnish the music.
Hon. John E. Barrett, editor of the
Scranton Truth, Attorney M, A. Me
Glnley and Rev, Richard A. Aust will
Lord Loeh Vindicates Himself.
London. May 1. In the house of lords
today. Lord Loch. who. as Sir II. R. Loch
was governor of the Cape of Good Hope
and iJNtisn mirn commissioner ot Bout
A Men from 1SS until 18KG. when re re
ceived his present rank and title, made an
emphatic-denial of the. statement involv
ing him In the Invasion of the Transvaal
ny nr. jameion, m
For tbis.Weck Only.
This is an opportunity
or housekeepers . to . re-"
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ow regular value. We
call special attention to
In Damask and Hucka
back. Fringed Towels at 12',
19, 25 and 35 cents each.
Hemmed Towels 12.
15, 18 and 22 cents each.
Hemstitched 12. 18,
25, 35, 48, 55, 65, 75, 95,
$1.25 and $1.50 each.
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25 dozen Bath Towels 196
15 dozen Bath Towels 25c
10 dozen Bath Towels 35c
20 -dozen Bath Towels 48a
Linen Bath Towls 48,
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