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SCRANTON, PA., TIlUltSDAY MOKN1XG, MAY 7, 189.
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hits newr been In a more
ennuitinn iriun li is (ouiiy. i i n -c ..-.v
dropped u d I dropped until there is m ' " " venuon in ni. I. n
longer ar.y mouev In silk selling for ! lhl'lv 111 two conventions In Chl
tne manufacturer, while many looms ; cago. each of which will proclaim itself
are idle In consequence. i the regulur mfunli!atii!i. Then there
The 'bottom hits undoubtedly bei
reached now. uml chances are in.ii
silks will never again lie offered at sti'-h
ridiculously low figures, for nink-cs
will In future limit the supply tn Hie
demand and t Hereby restore former
This being the fact, we hdloxe that
patrons eanrot ilo better llinn follow
the example we Inive tel. and buy "II
tl can at present prices, for a big
advance Is a certain as the rising sun
in the morulas.
The values ottered be
low easily eclipse all of our
previous best efforts, and
e very yard represent this
season's choicest produc
tions. 15 PIECE
Heh Persian silks, new and gorgenns
effects: full color combination range;
regular til quality.
Special Price, 69C, I
siipwb Persian silks, . dark groun Is
. with a wreath of Oriental coloring that
rivuls the plutnuge of the peacock In
richness, but throws a softness In lone
uliou. them that at once removes
gaudy display. This magnificent qual
ity would lie cheap at $1.5u.
Special Price, 99c.
all silk stripe surahs, lovely new color
effects, specially designed for skirts or
waists. Worth M.
Special Price, 28c.
hroeade satin Duchess. New patterns
in the following attractive similes: Mli
oi.i me llirht blue nlnk c ii-.lln il I
"avender "lal'sV whit' "ream avy
mi biueit. Cheuo t s.v.
and black. Cheap at 8 k.-.
Special Price, 59c.
true that it hus already nrranged a the people lie Is accused of murdering
are by fur the most popular effect on meeting pluce. 1 know- nothing of such ! save two. Mrs. Connor and Kmlly Cli
the market today, and it Is a rare thin arrangements, rind have no reason to : grandc. In the case of these two wo
ill .T ehSsn,oWr,S.h nri-i,hS'i''!,'' 'x'',0,'t nnythlng of the kind." Then men Holmes says that he caused their
itoffi Harrlty deaths through accident and not
I whether or not in the event of such a through Intention, as both died ftvim
Cheap at (ific.
extra fine effects.
Special Price, 49c.
liH'ia broend-1 silks, extra
v'uarinlng effects. Worth S.je
Special Price, 62 J-2c.
brocades, gros grain grounds, extrt
choice make, designs quite new. Cheap
SBeda! Price. 62 1-2C
gros grain brocade silks, the insi il
quality we 'have ever seen, ijitesi
Special Price, 75c.
' Silk specials opened on
Wednesday, May 6th. The
supply at these figures 3s
limited to the quantities
OF A SILVER1TE
Prophesies the (ireutcst Caniiu1t0 of
OLD l'ARTIES AKE FOR COLD
I tJold Hcmocrnta Will Probably Nominate
Uro-er Cleveland -Houbts About the
Nomination of Mckinley - Harrison
Mmnpedo Possible at St. Louis.
' Philadelphia. May 6. A prominent
' "sllveiite" Just from Washington, who
; iliti nut rule to be iUoted by mime, said
i tmiuy t hi) t the moHt interesting politi
cal campaign In tins history of the I'nlt-
!''' s,iuH ls ttl,out to 'cn. Continuing ,
.,.i. Tii..r .ni i.u 1...I1 in tku I
,. , ..... , . ..... .., . .
will be a silver convention and the
greatest political campaign ever seen or
We have three million votes in the
country, and wo have a perfect organi
zation. Now mark another thing, if there
be two conventions In Chicago the gold
convention will nonilnutc 'trover Cleve
land. This Is not Idle talk. I do not
think the Republicans will nominate
McKlnlcy. though it looks that way
now. i near more is a coming continu
ation on liarrir.on, who could take the
wind out of MeKlnley's boom by drawing-
ulT at least 4ii per cent, of the (ihlo
delegates. However, this Is only an
"Do the bluu'tallists expect to win a
majority of the electoral college?
"Well, they have not raised their
hol. that high yet. We will bo sutis
lleii to throw the election into the
house. We will huve I he votes of
twenty-six states. We will carry Mich
igan We can throw Indiana to the
Democrats. We can do the same In
Massachusetts, Connecticut and Khodo
. . .inc., ,i nmi i c, , i inert . n.i i null rnni.T " , ,
island. We have the votes In New York I would threw the book aside uml busily
. to throw the electoral vote either way, i R "vel tlu' stories in the papers relut
I and If you doubt it. ask Mr. Piatt. We' to himself which he has so -often
. can give New Jersey to the lienubli- I
i 'i-i.i- iu iIt ,,. .... ...in i. ;
. .n ,
iikc. hihi . we I eei lonhileiii that we
can throw ' election Int i lb" house i.f
repiesniiH ics 'i'tu silver .vimpalgn
Is not dyii ; out. It has been upuiipu
lated with great political sngicity.
Until old parties will dcclHt'e for gold,
and we have deemed 1t good politics to
make it sure that the UopiiMienns
would do Unit. I wish I could lie as
sured as well of the success of the
National Chairman Willi im K. Har
rlty win leave lie; citv tomorrow to
make the Una! arra?ig.iiients in Chlca- I
go for the convention. Whe'i It was i".
peated to him that there was a mini r
of two conventions iu Chicago ni. ml I:
"I have no goo.l reason t" believe
there will be two com ritions in Chica
go. There may be li:Tcren-."'s ;iiii( !gst
the delegates, but I hop. they ,-lU die
out after the' nomlnttioii. The sound
money idea is growing in forci, and
there are yet sixty day until tic con
vention. You see the Ohio platform
was so unsatlsfa ioi y that tin- ,i p o
nents of McKlnl-y went to the strong
gold standard, and litis compelled such
a strong declaration all around tn it
the issue has been clearlv denned.
The Chicago convent! n vvill dcclae,.
for u gold standard' and t li::.l in tin
party a revival of hope A fev mont'is
ago the leading men in the party ill
not see much chance lot Demi" i-alic
success, but now luey thlnn dlller-
Do ymi think the.'.- v. it? In.- a Tilt ill
"1 have no reason to say so or to
think so. Still it is p issibK'. The si!
vet- people will nave consider:! hie force
What proportion of strength o you
calculate for them?"
STP.KNGTH OF SILVKTUTKS.
"They will have at least one-third.
. ' , I
,l,lfl "no-third Is an awfully strong ml- ;
noruy in a nemoeiai convention oe-
cause It will take a two-thirds vote to j
nominate. It is possible the third will j
I bolt. I urn sure the party will declare
for gold. Ky the party I mean the reg-
ular organization. What the faction j
I may do I cannot say. It may bolt and j
. It inu.v not. It 11 1 1 1 v or iniiv not be
split the regulur gold Democrats would ;
name Cl vi land as a candidate. j
' "1 do not know," was the answer. ;
"1 have no reason to think that he will j
be, ' he coi.tlnued, "personally It Is mv
oplnlon that .Mr. Clovelaiu! would not 1
accept a third term nomination.
NO OPINION KXPKlOSKi).
"I have never" hearcThimexpress his
views on the subject; I have never dis
cussed it with him. but I have tulked
witli him on other questions so near to
this th.u fie could easily have Intro
duced P had he so desired. At the same
time I am frank to say that I have
i never hea,-d him say Jie.M'.ould. refuse a
i m mil hi. t lull uml u.-h.i. 1. .. ,..,,.,1.1 .... I
m. ...... ...,.,iii hi, in
the event of being named I really and
truly could not tell you. I do not think
he would consent to become u candi
date." "Has he been ineiitloiied?"-
Well. yes. In many ways and at
many limes, but In a general way."
far as you know, it has not been
"'Wed as the wisdom of the party
managers thut if the organlKation dl-
vldes on the money issue Cleveland Is
to be the stnnriiirri I
I "1 have no such Information."
I Direct Information concerning the ex
pectations of the Republicans as re
gards convention dlftlculties with the
silver people was impossible to obtain.
A few of the local leaders who keep
more or less In touch with public af
fairs declined to go Into a subject so
much out of their depth.
The Wind? City Falls to Respond When
the Hat I Passed Around to Unlse
Heraoeratio Convention l ands.
Chicago, May (). The sensation-of the
hour in locar-Dumrntttc'Vlrc!es Is an
editorial today In the Chronicle, a Dem
ocratic paper, to the erfect that the real
purpose of the meeting here next Fri
day of the sub-committee of the Dem
ocratic national committee Is to deter
mine whether or not the national con
vention shall be held in Chicago at all.
The editorial asserts that the financial
pledges upon which the convention was
voted to Chicago have -not been re
deemed: that of $30,000 which should
have been deposited to the order of the
national committee In installments be
tween April 11 and May 1, only IIO.OOO
has been forthcoming, while that not
another dollar has been furnished and
that the local, list promising subscrip
tions have not been collected. Joseph
Donnorsberger, treasurer of the local
rom'mlttee, admitted to a representa-
tive of the 1'nlted Press the substantial
accuracy of t,hese allegations.
tie exhibited a telegram from Nation
al Chairman HaiTity. saying: "Was
doHsit made on April 21 and May 1, as
promises made to our committee. Am
disapiwinted at not having heard from
To this the committee was compelled
to reply in the negative. Air. Itonnors
berger added that he was discouraged
but hoped to pull out all right in the
Philadelphia. May .Democratic
National Chairman Harrlty was seen
this afternoon in relation to the story
from Chicago that the lvmoorutlo con
vetitfon might not be held iu that city
because the financial pledges Uhii
which the convention was voted to Chi
cago have not been redeemed.
.Mr. Harrlty said that the calling
of the sub-committee of the national
committee In Chicago next Friday has
nothing to do with any question of
considering the advisability of reniov
nR t1(. eonventlon from Chicago to
.... ...... "...
some other city, but that the meeting
was culled to discuss some details of the
convention and !s onlv no of several
which will be held. Mr. Harrlty fur
ther said that he had no reason what
ever for supposing that the convention
would not be held In Chicago.
HOLMES' LAST DAY.
The .Murderer Spends Most of the Time
Kcndlnfi the lllbloundtho Daily Papers.
jMakcs Another Confession.
Philadelphia. May fi. With the going
down of the sun this evening began the
last night on earth for Herman W.
Mudgett. or, us he is more familiurly
and Infamously known, 11. II. Holmes,
the murderer. At or shortly after 10
o'clock tomorrow morning lfolmes will
be hanged In the county prison for the
murder on Sept. ', 1SH4. of his fellow in
surance swindler and dupe, Kenjamln
F. PletSM-l. During last night Holmes
slept only at Intervals. He spent the
greater part of the long hours in talk
ing to his death watch or in reading.
His choice of reading varied with his
changeful mood. At times he would
read his Hible earnestly anil then stid
denlv. with a lictulnnt movement, he
The man's appetite continues good
and he ate a hearty breakfast this
morning ami a long, tmsy (lay followed.
.,, ji..,.. ....li.,- thiti ninftilnir win. lea.
ther Dniley, his spiritual adviser. Fa
ther Dulley called upon Holmes four
times today and at one of his visits re-
cciveil his penitent's last confession
and gave him absolution, of course.
Holmes' confession to Father Dulley
was sacred, and all the priest would say
concerning his visits to Holmes was
that the man Is ready and prepared Io
dic, and is sincere in his repentance of
This afternoon llcorge Chamberlain,
hlcago real estate man who at
I to Holmes' real estate business
In that city, was with Holmes for some
time. Lawyers' Ko'.mi and Moon were
piesent at the interview .Mr. Chamber
lain had with Holmes, and It is sup
posed that they wcte talking of Holmes'
business affutts. as Mr. Chamberlain
had with hljn a valise with papers.
What conclusions were reached Is not
known, but It is thought that Holmes
has made no will, but thut he will leave
the holders of mortgages upon his prop,
erty to light out their titles to the sunie
in the courts.
When Holmes hade good-bye to Mr.
Chumbeilaln he did not break down.
but exhibited only thut emotion w hich
any man might show in saylmr his lust
farewell to a tiiend. He shook Chuin
bciiuin's hand and In a. voice which
nhook n little, raid:
"llocd-hye; I'll never see you again
and ! will never forget your kindness
to me." Chamberlain shook liltn by
the hand und tears arose In Holmes'
eyes, but he quickly forced them back.
Holmes stil! maintains a en I in de
meanor, i in re is no urnvauo liooni tne
man, but only the composure of one
who has left all hope behind. The
prbnn olliclals are skeptical about this
calmness and say that Holmes' com
pnsure s forced and that he s cxi'eeil-
nervous and has a fearful dread
nnu.s iiid thut If he felt tomorrow
morning s he does tonight he would
makl, ,, statement either In his cell or
fr,,m the scaffold, but that. If he did
nmKe u statement It would be a denial
of the many murders with which he
stands charged. He said tonight that
h.. uuu im m .0 tu h. uih ,,t un
the effects of a criminal operation,
Holmes will receive the sacraments
at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning from
Father Dniley. Father Dailey will be
assisted by Futher McT'ake and possl-
''' the Very Uev. Abbott Lconi. pro
vinclal of the Dominical order of Monks,
whose monastery is in Now York.
The execution will take place about
In all not over seventy people will be
present. The desire to see, Holmes die
has beer, remarkable. Sheriff Clement
hus been besieged by several thousand
applicants to witness the execution, and
for the past threw Uu.vs he ha- been
literally driven from his ofllce to escape
this mob of the morbidly curious. So
eager have some people lieen to see the
hanging that they have offered, some
$2uo. some $Jihj, and one man even of
fered $500 for a ticket. Those at the
I hanirimr will be the sheriff, the slier.
Irf's officers, the prison officials, the
sheriff's Jury, which will consist of
twelve prominent business men, a few
whom .Sheriff Clement has Invited and
one representative from each of the
Philadelphia newspapers and the press
Holmes will be burled in Philadel
phia, but where could not be learned
tonight. He has a special horror of the
surgeon's knife, and he hus given the
strictest Injunction to Mr. Kotan to not
permit an autopsy to be held upon his
body. Mr. Kotan will be present to
morrow morning at the execution and
immediately after Holmes Is cut down
and pronounced dead will claim his
body, and will not permit a post mor
tem. Only the death watch Is with
Holmes tonight, but as a mntter of
precaution iu the event of an attempt at
suicide the prison physician wlil-T-maln
close at hand until hiornVng.
New York, May li.- Arrived: Hteamers
Noordland, i'ronj Antwerp; Latin, from
Bremen, via tMHhampton. Sailed: New
York, for Southampton; Majestic, for Llv.
erpool: Southwark, for Antwerp; Hiber
nian, for Glasgow; Heanclla. for Hamburg;
Virginia, for Stettin, Copenhagen, etc.
Arrived out: Truce, at Southampton; HI.
Paul, at Southampton: Veendam, at Rot
terdam, Sailed for New York- Amster
dam, from Rotterdam; Havel, from South
ampton. Sighted: .Mobile, New York for
Iiondon, passed Lizard: Persia, from New
York for Hamburg, passed Isle of Wight.
Adjournment tune I
Washington, Muy 6. The hmise resolu
tion for a final adjournment on May 18
Is considered In the senate as too early a
date. The resolution was referred 1o the
committee on appropriations and the con
clusion of senators who have discussed
the question with members of the com
mittee is that adjournment will be had not
earlier than June 1. .
The State blithering at lViliiikluhia
DELEGATES AKE SELECTED
Silver and Tariff flanks Are Not Al
lowed in tho I'latform-The Conven
tion Opposes lirontingof Mony
for Sectarian Schools.
Philadelphia. May 6. The Prohibi
tionist state convention to elect dele
gates to the national convention at
Pittsburg was called to order by State
Chairman Patton. of Lancaster ut .15
o'clock this morning In Young Men's
Christian Association hull. About 400
delegates were present of whom about
one-sixth were women.
James Mansel. the mayor of AYI1
liumsport and the first Prohibitionist
mayor in Pennsylvania, was chosen
temporary chairman. Jn a niiet aa-di-css
Mr. Mansel declared he was proud
to belong to the Prohibition party.
Frank 11. Taylor, of Philadelphia,
was selected permanent chairman and
on taking the .chair made an address
of a happy nature. He then npiHiinted
committees on resolution and llmince.
Deletfates ami alternates to the nation
al convention from different congres
sional districts were elected und at
noon a recess was taken until 2 p. in.
When the convention reassembled,
the following delegates-at-lurge to the
national convention were elected:
D. t. Hendricks, Delaware: il. 1..
Castle. Allegheny: li. H. Molley. Le
banon: .Miss H. Frances Jones. Phila
delphia; Uev. W. M. N. Yates. Phila
delphia. The alternates are K. H. Cooper,
Philadelphia: I. 1. Pollard, Hitllcr;
Kov. J. T. Logan, Luzerne: W. M.
Slauffer, Hcrks; George Drayton, Del
aware. These presidential electors-at-large
William M. Htauffer. Herks; Hev. V.
H. Lynch. Philadelphia; William H.
Kerry. Delaware and L. L. Uliss, Krie.
Delegate from the twenty-eight con
gressional districts and electors from
each congressional district were also
DISCISSION ON SILVKIt.
The convention occupied over two
hours In discussing amendments to the
platform, the most Important being .1
silver plank which was defeated by the
committee on resolutions, und then of
fered to the convention us a minority
report. The debate was animated, and
the result was the defeat of this amend
ment. An amendment to the tariff
plunk was also defeated, and a substi
tute for the preamble, wherein the name
"Jesus Christ" was omitted, was also
voted down. .
A resolution was adopted requesting
the Pennsylvania delegates to the na
tional convention and the members of
the national committee to vote for the
ie-electlon of Profess.r Sumuel Dickie
as national chairman".' -
The plutforni finally Adopted has the
usual prohibition plnnH,; favors equal
suffrage; the election of the president,
vice-president and United States sena
tors, by direct vote of the people; the
control, and. If necessary, the owner
ship, by the government of railroads
and tlegraph and telephone lines; op
poses trusts and combinations of en pi
tal uml the granting of public money
for sectarian schools: favors arbitration
as a remedy for the differences between
capital and labor; says that the tariff
on Import should be limited to the dif
ference In the cost of labor In this and
competing countries; demunds stricter
immigration laws, and that "the cur
rency of the nation should be Issued by
the general government without the In
tervention of individuals or corpora
tions, ami should consist of treasury
notes which shall be legal tender for
the payment of all debts and redeem
able In gold and silver bullion at the
The convention completed Its work
at this evcnlmy's session by nrmlnnt
lng A. A. Parker, of Cambria, county,
and J. S. Kent, of Delaware eountv,
for congressmcn-at-large. After the
kdjoiirmncnt of the convention a mass
meeting was held.
CO.MLUY OF KHKOKS IN Lll-'K.
How an Honest Man, Wrongly Impressed,
Aets as n lli(!liwnvmnn.
Cleveland. Ohio. May 0. Frederick
Kauffmun, a I.akewood resident, unwit
tingly became a highwayman last
night, and a gold watch awaits an own
er at the central station. The suburb
has been troubled with robberies of late,
and when Kauffmun started to this city
at 7.30 p. m. his wife Insisted upon his
taking hl revolver.
As an extra, precaution she took her
spouF's tlmcricce from his pocket, but
Tie did not know this. About a block
away from bis home Kauffmun Inad
vertently collided, wtth.u. stranger. A
.few rods further on he (Uncovered that
Tils watch was gone and hurriedly gave
.chase to the man he had met. ivertak
Ing him, he leveled hl revolver und
said: ,','Prodiice that watch."
, .The man produced unit Kuuffmun con
tinued, "Now. get." and he got. A
little later Kauflnuin discovered that lie
did not have his own watch, and im
agined that he hod been made the vic
tim of a trade. When his own watch
was found at home Kauffmun first real
ized that he had acted the part of u
highwayman and notified the police of
NEW I'KOCESS IN STEEL.
Scheme Evolved That, as Alleged, May
Revolutionize the Industry.
Youngstown, Ohio. May 6. Experi
ments have been in orogress here for
some time in a small building of the
Youngstown Steel company, the great
est secrecy being maintained us to what
was being developed until today, when
It was learned that an olficlal of the
company, who Is an expert chemist had
discovered a process by which the cost
of produclnir steel will be reduced 50
per cent, and will revolutionize the steel
Thei process will remain the secret
I -.lfe company, and will prove a bo-
VEI AFTER MANY YEARS.
HoiDoneit in tho Marrlaea of a Couplo
Aged Respectively 73 and tKI.
New Castle, Pa May 6. A romantic
wedding took place at Sedan. Kan., the
other day, In which 'Squire Turner, of
Cedurvllle, this county, aged 711. and
Amanda M. Gillespie, of AlcLean coun
ty, Illinois, aged OH, were the contract
Nearly fifty years ago the bride ani
groom were engaged and although Mr.
Turner had removed to the east anil
married another, his present bride
waited faithfully for the time when
he would again be free. Two months
ago Turner wrote to Miss Gillespie,
proposing marriage, and was accepted.
Morris Pncklni Mouse Darning, j
St. Louis. Mo., May T. The Nelson Mor
ris packing house In Kast St. Loula li
burning and the lost will be heavy.
THE JiEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indication Today :
Fair; Slightly Warmer.
1 The Political Horizon.
Prohibition Convention at Philadelphia.
National Lawmakers at Work.
' Kumor of Peace la Cuba.
Women Still Conference's Chief Topic.
Holmes' Lust Day.
2 Tribune Want Ads.
3 ll.oi all Water Suit Is Closed.
Ititlu Practice Season.
Must Pay the Award.
5 tlcal Mayor to Name Appointees To-
Knights Templar Preparations.
1'ortieo Is Not an Obstruction.
Ordained as Priests.
G (Sports)Yesteiilay's Hall tiames.
Slart.-r Caldwell's Reputation.
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Heports.
8 News I'p'aud Down the Valley.
NO DECISION KKAl'HKD.
The Methodist (iencral Conference Still
Perplexed Over the Proposed Admission
of Women-Minority and .Majority Kc-
Cleveland. )., May 6. In the general
conference this morning a resolution
was submitted und referred providing
for the appointment of a committee to
confer with u similar committee from
the church South to consider the federa
tion of the two churches. A resolution
apologizing for the shabby treatment
accorded Hev. Dr. Morris, the fraternal
delegate from the Church South was
The debate on the woman question
was resumed und was again heated,
but no decision was reached.
Uev. Frank lirlstol. of Chicago, In a
brilliant soeech, moved to recommit
both majority and minority reports,
with Instructions to bring In a report
submitting the question to the annual
Hev. Dr. Huckley wanted the commit
tee to be granted enlarged powers so
that they might report, what they de
sired. Rev. Dr. Leonard amended the
motion by moving that the committee
try and come to an unanimous decision
and report st 10 n. m. tomorrow. He
said that both sides had been In consul
tation during the day. and that there
was a settlement in sight satisfactory
Several Kpeechcs were made in favor
of recommltal. and ainld great excite
ment on the part. of the delegates the
previous question was ordered. The
two reports wore recommitted by an
almost unanimous vote.
The most Important matter of the
Methodist conference. Irrespective of
the admission of women delegates, was
a-ted noon tonight, when the Z9 negro
delegates met and decided that they
would insist on the elevation to a bish
opric .of J. W. K. Howell, D. D. Ph. D.,
professor of theology at Orannon school
The mutter will be brought to a cisls
on May P. when the election of bish
ops, book ugents and electors will take
HelcgntcK-nt-l.nrge Indifferent as to
.McKlnlcy-Convention Agnlnst Silver
and Wastes No Words About llimetnll
ism. Indianapolis, Ind., May 6. On the eve
of th" state convention the question of
whether or not the delegates-at-larpe
hall be Instructed for McKlnlcy, Is
somewhat In doubt, largely because it
seems to be a matter of Indifference
with the dclofrates. Left to themselves
they would probably instruct, and
Chairman (fowdy, of the state commit
tee, is dolnir what he can to have the
instructions put through, yet leading
Republicans talk against It on the
ground that McKlnlcy is safe anyhow,
and there Is no use stirring up bad
feeling In tho state by forcing through
Instructions. This evening the com ml t
t( on rules and permanent organlza
tii n of the convention sent a sub-com-nilttfe
to tleneral Harrison's home with
an Invitation to address the convention
and this invitation was accepted. He
will probably muke his speech shortly
after the body organises. What effect
his presence and talk will have upon
the proposition to Instruct Is problemat
The platform committee was In ses
sion until a lute hour. Most of Its dis
cussion was upon n McKlnlcy endorse
ment resolution und the details or
plunks upon state Issues, t'lxm na
tional questions there was no disagree
ment. The document starts out with
a preamble of some length, pointing out
the weaknesses of the Democratic ad
ministration, denouncing Its tendency
toward u revenue tariff, calling atten
tion to the bond sales and holding It
responsible for the business depression
of the past three years. The tariff
plank declares for a thorough protec
tive policy, supplemented by Ihe reci
procity idcu. The currency plunk de
clares for sound money, with an added
clause pronouncing Hut ly against the
free coinage of silver. While It iocs
not mention the gold standard, it does
not waste many words about bimetall
ism and an international agreement.
M'KINI.LYAND llil' A. 1 A.
Champion of Protection Is Popular With
the Ordcr-The Alleged light All a
St. Louis. Mo.. Mav . Judge J. TT.
Jucksu, of Fort Worth, Texas, su
preme vice president of Ihe American
Protective association, is here on his
way to Washington. U. C, to attend the
meeting of the supreme council, which
will decide delinltely the posltl n of the
order with reference to McKinley's
candidacy for president.
"This alleged tbrht of the Aincrlcnn
Protective association uguinst McKln
lcy la nil a humbug." said Judge Jack
son, "and I have every reason to be
lieve thut the supreme council will re
pudiate the action of the advisory
board. The advisory hoard clearly
overstepped its authority In attempting
to dictate to the order whom It shall
and shall not support. McKlnley
stands all right In the order und over
0 per cent, of us ure with him.
Tenncsseo Silver Democrats.
Nashville. Tenn., May . The stale
Democratic eon vent ion lo noinlmite a gov
ernor anil presidential electors und select
delegates to Chicago will meet tomorrow.
The convention Is overwhelmingly In fa
vor of free silver.
Washington, May 8. The senate today
confirmed the following nominations:
Postmusters Pennsylvania W. H. Kile,
f'ambrlilgeboro; '. L. Pohe, Catawlssu;
K. b liogert, Wllkes-Iiarre.
Condition of Senator Wallace.
New York, May 8. Kx-t'nlted Slates
Senator Wallace, of Pennsylvania, who
has been seriously III tn this city for some
time, was reported tonight to be itill In
a critical condition.
VERY EXPENSIVE HARBOR
Tea Millions Wanted fur an Oregon
I'OKT O.XPOKD ABSLKDITY
The Peffcr llond Kesolution is Taken I p
In Senate and Mr. Hill llceomes Sar
castic in His Arc amenta -Pro
ceodiugs in the House.
Washington. May 6. The resolution
which was offered yesterday by Mr. Cull
(Dein., Flu.) requesting the president
to protest against any cruel or unusual
treatment by the government of Spain
of American citizens recently captured
on the schooner. Competitor, was re
ferred today to the committee on for
eign relations; as was also the resolu
tion offered some months ago by Mr.
.Morgan I Dem., Ala.) for the recognition
of belligerent lights In Cubu.
Ahout an hour of today's session was
given to the consideration of the river
and harbor bill. An uinuslng episode in
connection with it was Mr. Frye's
(Rep., Me.) description of a port In
Oregon where Mr. Mitchell (Rep.. Ore.)
desired an appropriation of J150.000 for
a wharf. Mr. Frye suld that the Ore
gon senators had influence enough in
past congresses to have three boards
of army ollicers sent to this place Port
Oxford. Oregon to muke estimates for
a harbor of refuge, that the boards had
severally reported nine, ten and eleven
million dullurs as the cost; and yet
that the whole business of the pluce
consisted of one dally stage couch, one
feed store, one church, one school, one
saloon und one small sawmill. me
senate adopted Mr. Frye's view, and
the item for Port Oxford was stricken
out or the bill.
At 2 p. m. the Peffer bond resolution
wa taken us and Mr. Hill (Denu. N.
Y.) continued his argument against It.
He Indulged In some very sarcastic
criticism of Mr. Pettigrew (Rep., 8. D.)
In connection with that senator's speech
of yesterday, and read newspaper ex
tracts to show how Mr. Pettigrew, after
declaring in a speech In his own state,
that "gold is the thieves money," had
accepted a nomination as delegate to
the Republican national convention,
wtth Instructions to vote for McKln-ley--hls
political enemy and for
"sound money." The reading of these
newspaper articles was condemned by
Mr. Wolcott (Rep., Colo.) as a viola
tion of every canon of decency and good
taste; hut Ala Hill wanted to know
where "his Kimlish friend from Col
orado." was when Mr. Pettigrew spoke
yesterday of Senator Sherman as "en
dorsing tho plunder of the neople and
the robbery of the treasury," and when
he cast aspersions upon the president
and the secretary of the treasury.
Mr. Hill suspended his remurks to
allow a message to be received from
the house announcing the passage of a
concurrent resolution for a final ad
journment on May IS his Jocular com
ment upon it being that he would prob
ably be able to conclude his argument
by that time. He' yielded, soon after
ward to permit Air. Call (Dem., Fla) to
make a. speech tn favor of the resolu
tion. Then the matter took a sudden
Air. Sherman (Rep., Ohio) moved to
refer the bond resolution to the finance
committee, and this motion was re
jected, yeas, 17; nays, a.'i. The resolu
tion na then, on motion of Mr. Lodge
(Rep.. Maes.) amended so as to Instruct
the finance committee (not a Belect
committee) to make the Investigation.
Pursuant to the order adopted yester
day, the house shortly after assem
bling today, on motion of Mr. Pickler
(Rep., fi. D.) went Into committee of the
whole to consider private -pension bills.
The afternoon paBsed without notable
The committee on ways and means,
through Alt'. Dlngley (Roil, Me.) chair
man, reported a resolution providing
for final adjournment of this session
on the 18th insl. It was passed with
out a division, after a brief speech in
opposition by Air. Wheeler (Dem., Ala.)
who charged the Republicans with a
violation of their pledges made In the
campaign of ISM by this proposed early
abandonment of the. Held without hav
ing accomplished any legislation for the
relief of the people.
The resolution reported by efectlon
! ,;,,",",'t,t,'lN,:. W"???
John O. Shaw (Democrat) to the seat
occupied by him as a representative
from the Third district of North Caro
lliiii, contested by Cyrus--Thompson
(Populist) was on motion by Mr. Miller
(lieiv W. Va.) agreed to.
MAV EE 1'KaT'K IN CI M.
Maximo dome Kcturns tn Puerto Prln
cipo-Cubjns Infer l-'rom This That the
Rumors of Pcnco Are Confirmed.
Havana. May 6. Country men In
Santa Clara affirm that Maximo (ionicz.
who was coming from Puerto Principe
In the direction of the province of Pinar
del Illo. has returned to the point
whence he started In obedience to or
ders from the Cuban insurgent govern
ment. 11 is reported thut the country
men along his route infer that this
action may confirm the rumors that a
peacv Is possible. They assert that one
of the relatives of a prominent Insur
gent leader has said: "We would ac
cept federal self-governmint. but nut
Madrid, May 6. Dispatches received
here from Havana say that the Ameri
can newspaper mutt, Hamilton, who
was captured on honrd Ihe Key West
filibustering schooner Competitor, will
be releused. but that the other persons
captured at the same time will be shot
in spite of the protests from Washing
ton. Washington, May C The report pub
lished in Boston yesterday quoting the
attorney general as saying for he pres
ent the Cubnn war will end within six
months is absolutely without founda
tion. SAW I1EK 11LSHAXDS GOLD.
Mrs. J. Plerpont Morgun Visits the I'nitcd
States Treasury llullding.
Washington. May 6. Mrs. ,1, Plerpont
Morgan, wife of the New York financier
who has bought so many of the gov
ernment bunds, was shown through the
I'nited Suites treasury and the bureau
of engraving and printing today.
She was accompanied by Miss Mor
gan, Miss Tracy and Miss Hrown, of
New York. The ladies were given a
special guide by the treasury, and
wlille '.hev were In the money vaults
it was only natural for the guide to tell
Mrs. Morgan that she was looking at
some of the gold supplied by her hus
band. Herald's l orccast.
New York. .May 7. In the Middle slates
today cloudy to fair weather will prevail
with slightly lower temperature on the
coast, but higher In the Interior, northerly
to easterly winds with much force, proba
bly followed by ruin on the coast.
On Friday fair, warmer, easterly to
southeasterly winds, followed by a warm
Special . ,
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for housekeepers to re
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Towels at prices much be
low regular value. Wo'
call special attention to
In Damask and Hucka
back. Fringed Towels at Yl
19, 25 and 35 cents each.
Hemmed Towels 12','
15, 1 8 an d 22 cents each .
Hemstitched 12;, 18,
25, 35, 48, 55, 65, 75, 95,
$1.25 and $1.50 each.
15 dozen Bath Towels 7c
25 dozen Bath Towels 19a
15 dozen Bath Towels 25c
10 dozen Bath Towels 35o
20 dozen Bath Towels 48J
. Linen Bath Towls 48,
65, 75 and 95c. each.
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