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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN - LACKAVJAtiN A -COUNTY,
TWELVE PAGES 84 COLTJMXS.
MTCAXTON, PA., SATURDAY MOIIXIXG,' MAY; 9, 189.
TWO CENTS A CGTY.
hr.s never been n a more demoralized
co.lJition tr.an 11 Ik today, 1'rlce huve
dropped in- i dropped until there l no
longer n. money In silk selling for
ilie niaimijeti.rcr. while many looms
will In future limit inn supply iu
denial,.! :iml thereby restore former
Thin being the fart, we believe th.it
patron run not do better than follow
i he example we b:ive net, and buy ull
thev ran at present prices, for a ull!
mUnnro i.i m certain us the rising sun
in the morning.
The values offered be
low easily eclipse all cf our
previous best efforts, and
every yard represent tills
season's choicest produc
rieh I 'erf inn silks, new anil gorgeous
effects; full color combination lunije;
r .'pillar $l quality.
5pec3al Price, 69c.
superb l'emlnn s'lks, (lark (fronnis
wlih a wreath of Oriental coloring thai
rivals the plinnaire of the pepcoek In
,rj?luer-tiiii Throws a sofrr.eiB in tine
ubouC 'ihem th;t at once removi's
euudy display. This muitnllleent qual
ity would be eh?;ip at J1.."e.
peclal Price, 9Pc.
all silk stripe surahs, lovely new color
effects, specially designed for klrts or
waists. Worth 50.
' Special Price, 23c.
20 PIECES ..
b'oeade satin Duchess. New patterns
In the following attractive shade-s: Nile,
nld rose, light blue, pink, cardinal,
lavender, malse. white, cream, navy
and black. Cheap at Sue,
Special Price, 59c.
Black Brocade Silks
are by far the most popular effect on
the market loduy, and It is a rare thing
Indeed when newest and best ;:oods can
be nnrehuMMl ut such prices us the ful
llowiiiK: 10 PIECES
Cheap at (Be,
extra lino effect.
Special Price, 49c.
India brocade silks, extra weight,
charming effects. Worth Sic.
Special Price, 62 3 -2c.
brocades, gros grain grounds, cxtrn
choice make, designs quite new. Cheap
Special Price, 62 l-2c.
gro grain broeafle silks, the
qiif'' y we have ever seen,
Special Price, 75c.
Silk specials , opened on
Wednesday, May 6th. The
supply at these figures 'Is
limited to the quantities
nre Idle in i oiifequcnce. believing that the senate of the United
Tho bottom has umlouoleclly ' : statrs la (julrk U rrxpond to the el. al ly
Irnw i'l KrIS.' Inffled'.'t exp.essed will ,.f the prop!-, we c.Mlnj
J .. i J- ii..-,.s. for make- our prc!.nt Httempt the election of
National Platform I'roposcil by a
New Turk Banker. x
WILLIAM I'.' ST. JOHVS PL AX
Scries of Susccstlons Prepared With a
View to Ira?rotin tlia rinaneiol Con
dition of tho Country, for Con
sideration of Voters.
New Yoik. May . The Anna for
Jiine will publish a national platform
for Ann-! loan Independent of l
whlrh has been piepareil ty Wlllium J.
St. John, president of tho Mercantile
National Hank of New York. The sug
gestions nre as follow:
Leaving the domestic affairs of the
several ntats to those party organlzu-
ttona already occupied therewith, and
th' pres.ch nt. lce-p.es il nt ar.il r. p v
scntutlve. hi congress on the following
Flr.it. (at That the mint of the
l'nited Suites srull b. ivoponed M
equally unrestricted i olnnce f r (,') (I
and silver into Into the unlim't'd leg.i -
temier money of the I'nlted States: the
Kohl to Ismic In the pie.ei.t slanda'd
K"ld coins, nnd the silver to 1. sue In th"
I resent st '.ndard il v. r i ol arj, (! ) P?
positors of the jo!d or silver nt the
mint to rece've in le u of coin. If they
prefer, at the coining value thereof,
coin-renlfientes whicii i-hall beredtem
ed on demand In xold rr silver coin at
the -option and nccnrrilra: to tile con
venience of the I'nlted States, (c) And
as a Fafeu;uurd ORalmt punlc and
money sti tnpency the seen ttry of the
treasury shall be empowered to Isiue
such colr-cert!l!cntes nddltlona''y
nainst deposits of Intere-t-beurlnn
biMids of the t'nlt"d t?tatf,s, the Interest
ncenilnsf on the bom's to Inure to the
United States pending their re-ex-charre
for the coin-certificates, which
c:,lr.-c, rtlf.catei when ! tl,-t (d sh il! bp
cancelled: provided that meh a dl
tioiin! lssuts of coin-certificates shMI
not rorluoe the perrrntnirn of rol-i rn I
bullion n served for coi,i-c?i tillca'oi
end Ellvotv-rf'ertnieutes below sixty per
cent, of th'rritfRietraie :tirp of col;i- cer
tificates and silver-ecrtlflrnt' out
stardlnrr. The row mitrtandinp; sllv r
ccr;l!ic:ittn. Rild-re tiPoat"s and tn as
ury notes of ICS!) to I e retired as th;:y
come into the trent'liry.
This (a) Is frcs coinage nl 1 l!:o 1, the eon
veiilem ooln-eHrtilie,te (b) to take the
place of Kuld-eei'llllcntes, sllver-eert id
eates and tivasury-nntea of 1SHU. The safe,
liiianl () would provide for n temporal y
inereare of J"d!!.0i).eH) of paper monev
mtainst The silver on hand in the treas
ury Aiirll 1.
Kecond. The threatened competition
with our Southern cotton nil-Is of those
of China and Jc.pnr, the Increiylrg im
pirtatlons of lonK-stnpled JCiryptlun in
competition with our fioa Island cotton,
nnd the 111-effectH of the abrogation of
the tariff em wool nlon- with the re
duction in the tariff .mi wiioi -n, rinin-
; faelures, combine to evidence the fact
I that the time haa not arrived to nban
I rton an rtflcemnte protective tnriff sys-
teai m veil: pursuit of Hie phantom
of free trade.
KFFliC'T OF W1LS-ON BILL.
The elTee: of the wool Kchertule of
the Wilson bill has been to enrich the
Kuinpean imuii'fneturer ut the expense
of our domestic manufacturer, and en
large the Europeun market for foreign
wools while les-fceping our home markit
fur our domestic woola, ocrasloiiin.sr an
udvance of 2 cents a. pound for r it
Philip (Australian) wool in London,
while unwashed Ohio wool hus declined
11 cents a pound In Huston and New
I York; and producing such a depression
I of our home manufacturers as hns
ciiur.L'd a' reduction in wages of opera
tives uwl threatens to throw this
, brn.ich of domestir labor out of all em
We are therefore opjieised lo opening
our home market of seventy millions erf
t-onyuineiri lift he foreigner on any pre
tence of procuring thereby a foreign
market for the productions of the I'nlt
eil States. Hut we shall e-xuet of our
li.aiiulaeturers tlir.t they uecord eo la
bor a more II hem I and more continu
ously certain share of the protection
(U curded thini; nnd that the tariff de
vised shall H'lord also u protection to
the tanner and the planter, and provide
suniclent revenues for the in-ressuiy,
expenditure of suverninent. j
This second demand meets the rrmiirc- !
I ment of the great muss of American la
I bor, to whom .Mi Kinlcy threatens lo be. j
come tile eroro'Ume'lit of the prevteetive- ;
tariff. While ley i cuorls from all se;lo;is,
inebiding tile new souih, are overwhelm
Ingly in fi'.vcr of protection, romparutive
ly few inanafaetiirers fevur the restora
tion of the .Melvlnley turln.
. Tlilrel. 'e elomend the a1 fdlcatlim
of tl.e rrlncip'e d .' ne1 as f'.e Iiit t itivo
. u'ld Kcferendum. to nil rational lege s
lat'on which Involves u;:y radical
change In public policy.
A t!t or lids .principle, thii" restricted
to any radieul c!innm- i:i uubliu uyli.-v,
secerns warranted by the "practice of
Switzerland. The test-may commend n
broadening of the rertrietion, 'ff' found
piactieabfe. "Should the great trunk line s
of railway become a possession of thV
government?" would seem to be such a
radical change In pubile policy as inlglu
wlsf-ly be referreil to the people.
Fourth. We condemn C'levelandlsm
utterly: that debauching of legislators
with patronnge to uclileve legislation
opposed to the will of the people is a
vicious prostitution of executive Influ
ence, which we shall denounce as bit
terly If It be the practice of an execu
tive elected as 11 ltepubllcan as when
the practice of eme elected a a demo
If ull who have become distrustful ot
old piertlcii and tired of boss rule will unite
In these demands and nominate, on this
platform, some man of such achievements
as commend him to the conservative ele
ment of the country, and who is not a
seeker after the preferment, he can he
elected In the approaching campaign lo
the presidency of the I'jlted States.
Xf the Democratic pluttorm demands the
reopening of the mints to silver, as now
seems likely, all the powers of the Demo
cratic (?) administration will be used o
compass the defeat of the Democratic can
didate. The prosperity to accrue to the
people under the adoption of that policy
would put In shameful contrast the cur
rent results of the administration's policy.
If the Republican platform demands, un
equivocally, the reopening of tho mints
10 silver the Democratic plutform will
necesrarily demand tho same, and the con
test will be narrowed thereby to a pro
It ctive-tarilt against free-trade. T
William P. St. John.
TO REGULATE LABOR.
lllll Introduced to limit Hour of Work
' Washington, May 8. Representative
W. E. Barrett (Rep., Mass.) today Intro
duced In the house a joint resolution
proposing an amendment to the consti
tution of the United States providing
that "congress shall have power, by
appropriate legislation, to limit the
time during which persons may be
dally employed in manufactories of tex
tile fabrics and In other Industrie."
i Mr. Barrett explains that this amend-
ment Is in rest miM t: n strong ftn ling
In New England, and whlrh ha already
found expression in the Massachusetts
legislature, that congress should have
the iiower to make uniform hour of
labor throughout the I'nlted States.
He say tile textile manufacturers ot
New Knglnnd are eseclally feellnB the
competition from the south, where la
bor is employed anywhere from sixty
to seventy-two hours a week, while in
Massachusetts only fifty-eight hours a
week nre allowed. Knirland has a uni
form law, operative throughout Great
Britain, and Mr. Larrett says Northern
manufacturers contend that unless
pome such ste Is had here they would
be obliged to lower wuxe. Increase tile
hour or labor, or see their southern
competitors absorb their business.
IX MRS. FLEMING'S FAVOR.
Court DeciJcs that slio la Entitled to
New York. Stay X. The appellate di
vision of the supreme court handed
down a derision today reversing the
Judgment of the lower court and decid
ing that Mrs. Mary Alice Almont Liv
ingston FlcminK Is entitled to the J.vV
(H!u held in trust for her.
Mrs. Fleming Is In the Tombs under
Indictment for murdering her mother.
She was entitler under an old tru'it as
lielr to her mother to the k:,0iI0 left by
the estate of Hubert Swift Livingston.
Her next of kin brought suit restrain
ing her from obtaining the money on
the prounds that until she was acquit
ted of the charge of murderinK her
mother she could not inherit any money
coming to her at her mother's death.
mi Ql Al'S APrOlXTMKMS.
Select Mr. Conned ror Member of State
Committee ut l.arco-Mr. lloycr Suc
ceeds Frank Willing Lcueh.
Special to tho Scrunton Tribune.
Washington. D. C May 8. Senator
Quay, as chairman of the Republican
state committee, today nnpoir.ted -x-Pt:uo
Treasurer Harry K. Uoyer chair
man of the state executive committere
In place of Frank Willing Leach. lie
also appointed William Council, of
Scranton. as a member of the state
committee at larije.
All the other old members of the
committees were reappointed, with the
exemption of Samuel Duvenport, of
Krle, nominee for congrcssman-at-luigc,
who Is Ineligible on account of
beiiiK a car.dieijtc.
COMM ITTL.K MKMIJEKS.
Philadelphia. May S. Chairman
Quay announces as the executive com
mitteemen, with Mr. Uoyer, Congress
man Williani A. Stone and Lieutenant
Ccvrrnor Lyon. both of Allegheny:
Congressman John H. Robinson and ex
Scnator Thomas V. Cooper, both of
Delaware: Senators Penrose and
Thomas, of Philadelphia; ex-Lieutenant
(lovernor Wntres, Lackawanna;
He.ip.tor William II. Andrews, Craw
ford; Lyman 1.1. Gilbert, Dauphin;
.lames it. Holland. Montgomery, and
YV. W. (IrK'st, Lancaster. To succeed
Mr. driest as a member of the general
committee, Che li man Quay has select-e-d
William Council, of Lackawanna,
and he appoints the following other
members, at large: John Kusscll
Young. Charles li. Heustls and Alex
ander Crow. Jr., all of Philadelphia;
William R mil. superintendent of the
Western I'nlon Tel-graph company, of
Montgomery: Parker L. Walter, Alle
gheny; V. C, Arnold, Cleurlleld; ex-
'.'ongi ersnian A. C. Hopkins, Clinton;
ricnutfir W, 1 . liiewer. Franklin; Uip
resentatlve Walter T. Merrick, Tioga;
Kepee'sei-tatlve Floyd T. Klnner. Itrael
l'ord, and James U. Raymond, the e-ol-orcd
leader of lllair.
SM'KKME fOlXCIL, A, P. A.
An Irapormr.t Mceiiiij of Mcmb.M Will
lie Held in Washington -Charges
Against Mr. MjKInl.-y.
Wnstiliifrton, May 8. The meeting of
the supreme council of the American
Protective association In this city on
May 12 will be the most important event
in tho history of the order. The coun
cil contains a membership of M0. Its
coneiuytons ure tinal, us it is regarded
as the court of lust resort. Chief among
the mutters which will e'ome before tlio
r.ie'etiug will be the election of olliecrs
for he ensuing yeur; an exhaustive dis
cussion of the attitude which ought to
be ussumed with reference to financial
qucbtion-;. umi what part. If uny, tin
order shall take In thu presidential ami
congressional elections next autumn.
It is limit! : stood thut . H. J. Traynor.
of lieirolt. will not be a candidate for
1 e-ele'ction as president. Among the j
oatnliilates lor this otdce will be Judge
.1. H. D. Stevens, of SI. Louis; Dr. J. V.
Forel. a lliiptlst cleig.Miiuii. of Troy,
N. Y.. and Colomi Mowers, of owa, trie
femnder of the older. The present sec
retary, Charles T. Hcatty, of Chicago,
is understood to be again a candidate
for re-election, with no opposition ap
parent. Inasmuch as the order is numerically
.......... .v.. .... i.,- vi.iwi in JiujiiKi 1UU.11.V
very strong tn the west, It is believed
Lint the members of the supreme conn
ei! largely incline to free silver. It Is
expected that the friends of Cue white,
r.it'tal will endeavor to commit the or
g;: nidation to that policy. The sound
money men, however, will be well rep
resented at the meeting, auel it is
thought the e'onsrrvative Influences
will prevail and thut no definite action
respecting a national tlnuriclul policy
will be adopted. .
The charge, formulated aguinst Mr,
MoKluley, of Ohio, thai he discriminat
ed In his appointments as governor
against the order will be considered.
The order Is suld to Include, however,
a large number of members who ure
strong su'.'poiters of Mr. McKinley In
his candidacy for the presidency, and It
Is doubted for this reason, If any In
nt ruction will be issued to oppose' him.
An effort will be made to locate the
headeiuaiters of the older at Wash
ington, the argument being that Infor
mation can be more ivadlly disseminat
ed and legislation more effectively con
trolled from this point than at Chi
cago, where the headquarters ure at
Irwin lord Admit the Killing of Lisle
Washington, May 8. The negro, Ir
win Ford, who was arrested yesterday
at Harper' Ferry for the murder of
Elsie Kreglo, In this eity last Monday
afternoon, has confessed to killing tho
girl by cutting her throat. Ford de
nies any attempt at a criminal assault.
Ho says the girl threw a stone at htm
as he was passing near where she was
He was angered by her actions and
attacked her. She fought him and he
killed her with a knife and made his
escape through the woods. Ford I
confined In the Sixth precinct station
house In this city, secure from attempts
?enit Jackson Crsc.
Cincinnati, 0 May 8. Argument In tho
Scott Jnekson case will commence tomor
row. The last wltnee wai Captain 8. 8.
Bassler, of the wenther bureau !n Cin
cinnati, vno ter;tinefl this morning as to
the weather condition on Frldsy, Jan,
81, and Sat. Feb. 1. The date for Walling
trial has been set tor May 28,
TRIAL OF FUBUSTERERS
Mco Captured uo the Comuetitor Are
THEY ALL PLEAD NOT GUILTY
.several Vtitnes.c AJmlt That When
Captnred the Men Were Not Armed
nd Offered No Resistance.
Havana, May 8. At 8 o'clock this
morning a court martial opened at the
arsenal here for the trial of the men
w ho were captured by a Spanish war
ship on the alleged filibustering schoon
er Competitor, belonging in Key West.
The prisoners were Alfredo Laborde,
born In New Orleans; Owen Milton, of
Kansas; William Klnlea, an English
man, and Kilns liedia and Teodore Ma
zu, both Cubans. Captain Hulz acted
as president of the court, whlrh con
sisted of nine othtr military and naval
or.icers. All the accused pleaded not
Several witnesses admitted that when
the men were captured they were not
armed and offered no resistance.
Despite this tact, however, 'tho prose
cutor, Lieutenant Suarez, asked the
court martial to convict the prisoners
cf filibustering and to Impose the death
sentence upon all of them.
Counsel for the defense made a long
review cf the evidence, and demanded
the acquittal of Mtiza. He argued elo
quently against the others being sen
tenced to death, and declared that the
evidence' showed that mercy should be
extended to them.
The court martial has as yet rendered
no Judgment. It is said that its findings
will be submitted for approval to tne
government at Madrid.
MR. WILLIAMS ABSENT.
During the course of the proceedings
it letter was read from the American
consul general, Ramon O. Williams,
protesting against the trial. Mr. Wil
liams abstained from attending; the
Ocncrnl Linares reports that his com
mand has succeeded In disleidglng the
rorees or jes; Marco from vthe en
trenched camp occupied by them In the
province of Santiago De Cuba. In the
lighting which ti.ik plnco seventeen of
the inmirgents were killed. The troops,
ae-e'cudtug to the report, lost two killed
and seven wounded.
Another olHclnl report Issued today
states that the combined forces of Oen
rrals Altumlia and inelan have driven
the rebeis under Antonio Maceo Into a
different position In the hills at Ouara
nmya near Ha hi a Honda, provinete of
Piimr Del Rio. The. report makes no
mention of any rebel loss, but states
that the Spaniards had seven killed and
RAID IN THE TRANSVAAL.
Matter Is ISroujIit I'p In tho House of
Common Crowds Hear tho Debate.
The llcslsnmloa of Cecil Rhodes.
London, May. 8. The house of com
mons was crowded this afternoon and
the peers' gallery was packed, In antici
pation of the vote on the colonial esti
mates, and that this would be made the
occasion of an important exchange of
questions and nnswers upon South Af
rican affairs. I'nlted States Ambussa
ei)i' Bayard was among those present.
The Liberal leader, Sir William Har
court, asked the government to make
a statement regarding the raid into the
Trensvanl. He said that the opposition
had hitherto not unduly pressed the
government 011 this important matter,
but the time had ii'iw arrived for tho
house to be informed of the govern
ment's intention in the case. The re
sponsible dlie'ctors of the British Char
tered South Africa company at Cape
Town nnd Johannesburg were, he said,
the authors of the raid, and Dr. Jame
son wus only their subordinate. The
Mvei iiment was responsible for the
nets of the Chartered company to the
nation and to the world. (Applause
from the opposition benches.) Tho par
tisans of the company were trying to
Pass otf on tin- credulity of the people
thut the raid was un Impulsive action,
ta protect the people of Johannesburg
against outrage'. But he could not
think or unything more revolting than
the low slung of the cipher despatches
which showed the true uspects of the
H analyzed the tugrun:T exchanged
between Cecil Rhodes. Colonel Rhodes.
Rutherford Harris. Alfred Beit. Lionel
Iiillllos, Dr. Jameson, and others just
previous to the Invasion of tho territory
of the South Afrienn republic. He also
etileiglzed the promptness, decldlcn, and
courage of the secretary of state for
the colonies, .Icwewih Chamberlain, and
dwelt t'pnn the course of the chartered
company, daclavlr that It compromised
, ' ; v - -
1 ''fit Britain s reputation
Sir William Rnrceiurt also said that
he did i:ot believe that Cecil Rhodes
was aclunteel by Die desire of gain, but,
on the other hand, he seemed to hnve
been actuated by greed of power. He
also remarked that he hud noticed with
regret the deterioration of the morals
of the English press In dealing with
11 Is U'nrtied that several director of
the British South Africa Chartered
company will resign unliss the resigna
tion nf.Cecll Rhodes Is accepted.
CHICAGO IS ALL RIGHT.
Can liaise Cosh Sufficient to Settle for
the Democratic Convention
Chicago, May 8. The Democratic na
tional convention will be held In Chi
cago, and at the Coliseum In 'acrorel
mice with the original programme. This
was the decision announee'd by Nation
al Chairman Harrlty this evening at
the close of the see'ond Besslon of the
spe-eiul meeting of the sub-committee.
The afternoon sepslon was given up
to a conference with Treasurer Don
nersberger. Judge Ooridrlch, Jacob W.
Richards, P. W. Spongier and other
member of the local finance commit
tee. The conference was held behind
closieel doors and at Its conclusion
Chairman Harrlty stated that all the
obligations under which the ctinventlon
had been voted to Chicago had been
compiled with. The obligations in ques
tlon provide that ISO.OOO should be
plae'ed to the credit of the national
committee by this date and that $10,000
aetdlthinal should he forthcoming by the
fourth day 01 July,
ATTEMPT AT WRECKING.
An Express Train Loaded With DelORatcs
Has a Narrow hsenpa.
New Brunswick, N. J May 8. An
express train due In New Yerk at 10.20
o'clock last night, which was filled with
delegates returning from the Demo
era tie state conveltlon at Trenton
strucK a tie on tne '.rack when near
Franklin Park and jammed tho cow
it is Deiteveei tnnt an attempt was
made to wreck the train. Peter Morris,
colored, has been arrested. Detectives
found that a number of bolts had bten
removea iron tne. track.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today :
Generally Fair and Warmer.
1 Proposed National Platform.
Conference Excited Over Woman
Supreme Council, A. P. A.
Trial of Filibustered.
The Transvaal Uuid.
2 World of Melody.
Day's Work of Congress.
Dun's Weekly Trade Review.
3 Lackawanna Hospital' Annual Ses
Victory for the City.
5 (Local) Swallowed u Mouse.
Wyoming Class is In Session.
To Muke Room for More Democrats.
8 Society Doing.
Churches and Church Soedetles.
Theatrical News and Uosslp. ,
I News of the Suburbs.
Market and Stock Reports.
8 (Sports) Ccrantons Open the Season.
National League Scores and Standing.
9 (Travel) Wonderland of Alaska,
The Common Fly.
10 (Story) "Tho Ohost of tho Winter Pa
II Bright 'Welsh Letter.
A Machine Thai Reads Thoughts.
12 New I'p and Down the Valley.
HOLMES IX CEMENT.
Thcllodyof tho Murderer Burled In
Largo Gravo-Qiiardins Against tho
Philadelphia, May 8. The body of H
H. Holmes, which was lmbedded In
cement In a pine box yesterday, after
the hanging and then placed In a vault
in Holy Cross cemetery, was this after
noon buried in a grave ten feet in depth.
Rev. Father MrPake, who was one of
Holmes' spiritual ndvlsnrs and who re
malned with him to the last, conducted
the services of the Romun Catholic
church nt the grave. The attendants
were Lawyer Rotan, who defended the
murderer, Cndertnker O Rourke, sev
era! employes of the Holy Cross cem-
ctsry end u morbidly curious crowd.
The grave or rather tho two graves
Is leic.iteel In the western part of the
cemetery, where single graves are sold
In consecrated ground. . The box with
tho body Imbedded In cement weighs
over a ton, and It was too wide to be
lowered Into an ordinary grave. Hence
today Undertaker O'Rourke selected
sufllclent space in the singled grave per
tlon of tho cemo'ery to receive the un
usually large coffin. The vehicle strong
enough to hold the box was a wagon
used in hauling monuments and this
conveyed the bodv of Holmes from the
vault to its hrst resting place.
When the funeral services were over
und Father MePako and the undertaker
and his asslsnnts had departed, the
grave dirgers aided by a maseni. and
under the supervlslon of Lawyer Rotan,
itlrd a aver of cement two feet thleK
upon tbVbox. The material was pu:ked
In and about the sides and end of the
novel snreophactiB, and when the Job
was finished the remnin of Holmes
were pronounced safe from grave rob
bers for all time. His tomb will be a
solid wall of rock. Mr. Rotan remnlned
to see that the last wishes of his client
were carried out.
THE CUU1SEK 1WOOKLYN.
Most Powerful Ship in tho World Will
Make n Trial Trip Today.
Philadelphia, May 8. The new cru
iser Brxiklyn. which will leave Cramps
ship yard ut 7 o'cloe'k tomorrow morn
ing for her builders' trial trip ts tne
most formidable ship of the cruiser
class afloat nt the present time. Great
Britain has laid down the heels of two
cruisers whh'h will be more powerful
than the Brooklyn, but until the'se ships
are completed the Vlrooklyn will be un-
equallcef In uny nuvy er the world.
The Brooklyn Is an enormous cruiser
of the same general type as the New
York, but differs in her construction m
muny essential detulls from that crack
Tlie Brooklyn is 4m) feet long 2 feet
longer than New York, 114 feet 8 lnche
beam and 24 feet mean draught. Her
displacement Is 0,1 r,o tons, which Is G70
greater than thnt of the New York,
and the horse pe.wer called for Is 18.000.
Like the New York the Brooklyn is re
quired to make nn average speed of
JO knots an hour for tlie four hours of
her ollielul trip nnd for every qunrtcr
knot made above this speed her build
ers will ree'dve 11 bonus eif $.0,000 above
the contrDct price eif the ship.
The trial of the ship will take plaue
on Monday off the Delaware capes und
If uatisfnetory tho oiilclal trial will oc
cur in July. n her oiilclal trip the
New York averaged 21.01 knots an hour
and earned her builders a. premium of
?20o.000 and it would not be surprising
If the Brooklyn made 22 knots and
brought the Cramps a premium of $400,
000. SAWYER ItADLY SCARED.
Celluloid Cigar-holder Explodes,
1. 00s c 11 i ret One of Ills Teeth.
Columbus, Ohio. May 8. Chief Clerk
D. C. Sawyer, of the olllce or the local
Hurvryor of customs, nnrrowiy escaped
seiitius Injury In a. peculiar accident
this morning. He was smoking u cigar
and when the weed was nearly con
sumed there wus 11 loud report, and the
cigar-holder nnd cigar disappeared
from his mouth, leiosenlng a tooth as
they did so. lie thought he hud been
shot at; thut tlie bullet had struck the
cigar out tif his mouth, und he .turteel
to run. t
Investigation afterward showe-d thut
the elijar-hoUlnr was mude of celluloid
and It exploded, being Ignited from tho
New York, .Mny 8. Arrived: Patrla,
from Hamburg; Nornianla, from Hum
burg and Southampton. Arrived out: Al
ler, at Southampton; Persia, nt Hamburg;
Stuttgart, nt B'cmen; llmbria. at Queens
town, Balled for New York; Augusta
Victoria, from Southampton.
New York, May 8. Arrived: Steamer
Paris, from Southampton.
llolJ for Murder.
Chicago, Mny 8. Ten men nre locked
up at the Dcsplanes street station and four
members of the notorious Weir gang are
being held at the Shellleld avenue station
on suspicion of being Implicated in 'ha
murder last night of Thomas J. Marshall,
proprietor of the Golden itiilo department
Amorlcnn Medical Association.
Atlanta, Gu Mny 8. The American
Medical association elected Dr. Nicholas
Senn, of Illinois, president, today. Secre
tary Atkinson was re-elected. Tho con
vention adjourned to meet In Philadelphia
in June, 1807.
New York, May . In the Middle states
today, fair and clear, warmer weathVr
will prevail with light, outherly winds,
followed by considerably higher tempera
ture, except on the Immediate coasts, ni
the "warm wave" advances eastward.
On Sunday warmer, clear weather and
southerly winds will prevail, followed by
cloudiness and possibly local rain in the
THE CONFERENCE EXCITED
Woman Controversy Again Ruffles
the Dignity of Members.
MR, SHARP I'ROYOKES TUMULT
csolutlon to Pay Expenses
Women Delegate to Methodist Con
fereneo Create a ICceie.
Itishop Taylor's Report.
Cleveland. May 8. The meeting of
the general conference of the Methodist
Kplse-opal church this morning was ex
citing. Bishop Hurst presided.
Rev. Dr. King. New York, presented
a resolution deploring any state appro
priation for sectarian purposes. The
resolution recited In strong terms that
all denominations save one had de
clined to receive money for Indian
schools, and demanded that this "co
partnership between a church and the
nation be dissolved at once."
Dr. King explained "that the house
of representatives had declined to fur
ther continue the appropriations for
certain denominational Indian schools
and the senate had insisted on their
continuance. The matter was now In
the hands of the conferees."
Dr. King's resolution was almost
Morris Sharp, of Ohio, brought up the
woman question by offering a resolu
tion providing that, as the women dele
gates elected to his conference had re
linquished their seats, their expenses
be paid and that their mule reserves, If
any, be called.
Rev. Dr. Leonard made a fervid
speech against the passage of the reso
lutlon. These women, it has been de
cided, he said, are legal members of
this body, and a such their expenses
must be paid without any resolution. I
hope the conference will vote the reso,
AN KXCITINO MOMENT.
Great excitement prevailed and many
delegates struggled to get the Hoor.
An attempt to lay the resolution on
the table was defeated.
Rev. Dr. Neely, of Philadelphia, pre
sented a substitute for the resolution
asking that the women delegates who
had claimed the right of admission to,
this conference come to the floor as vis
Iter and that their expenses be paid by
Rev. Dr. Cranston, of Colorado, made
a point of order against Dr. Neely's
resolution on the ground that It suited
the four women claimed admission
when, as a matter of fact, their right
to sit In this conference wa unques
tioned. Bishop Hurst refused to. enter
tain the point of urder. Dr. Cranston
appealed to the floor and the bishop
decided thnt he had been sustained.
Then followed the preat excitement of
the conference. A dozen men demand
ed attention, and delegates declared
thut they did not understand what they
were voting on.
Rev. Dr. 'William M. 'Fryslnger, of
Central Pennsylvania, said that he had
appealed to the Moor, and that the ap
peal had been stated a having come
from Dr. Cranston. Therefore, the
members had not voted Intelligently,
He demanded that his appeal be put.
Bishop Hurst refused to let the con
ference act on the appeal and amid the
utmost confusion Dr. Fryslnger. cried
out: "If I can t get Justice on this floor
I will resign." He was greeted with
Bishop Hurst Bald that Dr. Neely had
the- floor to speak on his resolution,
Dr. Kynett snid that Dr. Neely had no
right to the floor until Dr. -Fryslnger'
appeal had been put. The bishop ruled
Dr. Kynett, with his face flushed with
anger Jumped to the floor and demand
ed that Dr. Neely resume his seat and
let the house decide whether Dr. Neely
had the floor or the appeal be put. A
hundred voices backed Dr. Kynett and
the chair was compelled to put the ap
peal of Rev. Dr. Fryslngor. The houe
sustained the bishop, and Dr. Neely
tried to speak on hi resolution.
Dr. Kynett demanded that both reso.
lutions be read. When the reading had
been finished. Dr. Cranston made the
point of order that Dr. Neely hud
changed the reading of his resolution
Dr. Neely admitted that he had.
Bishop Htirsi said that he must re
store the wording of the resolution.
By this time everybody was excited
and a dozen angry delegates in all parts
of the house we-rc vainly trying to get
the floor. During the confusion berth
rcseilutlons were withdrawn and the In
BISHOP TAYLOR'S REPORT.
Bishop Taylor, the inlsisonary bishop
from Africa, delivered his report. In
Part he said:
"All I nnk for Africa Is that In our
missionary work we do for the blacks
what we would do for the whites
Cn regard to our work in Africa, I will
say that if this coiU'ercnce shall decide
that the lini" hns cuinu to put all the
African missions under the control of
the missionary society, T shall make 110
objection. Only make your decision on
the subjee't decisive."
Bishop Thoburn. of India and Asia,
reuel his report. He said: "In general
terms we have abundant reason to
thank God feir our prosperity during
the lust four years. We have gained
two annual conferences and eleven pre
siding elder districts; we now have 24
district conferences. Our preachers
ne.w speak sixteen languages, three
more than four years ago and by the
end of the century they may be ex
pected to preach In twenty languages.
Four ycurs ugo our totul number of
converts was A0.00O souls; now It Is
over PW.OOO. We now have 2,24 Sunday
schools and 1,712 pupils. The Epworth
League ha made Its nppearanee among
us Ktnee my last report and .we now
have 124 leagues nnd 0,055 members.
We have over 200 tiutives studying for
After the lonG wrangle, all reference
to the debate on the wonmn question
was ordered stiickim from tlie record.
Friday, May 15, wus Bet for 'Memorial
Resolutions were aeTopteel commend
ing the action of congress In cutting off
aid from sectarian schools.
A resolution nuking the government to
grant belligerent rights to the Cubans,
was referred without debate to the
committee on the state of the church.
The conference then adjourned.
The evening session at the armory
was devoted to the educational anni
versaries of Methodist churches. Tho
laymen also held a meeting, the pur
pose of which was to devise means to
cut down tho authority of the bishops
and ministers. There were sixty-two
delegates out of the 200 in the confer
ence present. They wrangled all the
evening, but arrived at no definite con
clusion. A resolution was Introduced
that the church lnw Bhall be changed so
thnt a man could be kept at a city
church more than five years, but the
move to thus assail the fundamental
law was finally voted down.
Do tiro In the Lend.
Pittsburg, Pa May 8. The second
nlirht's olav In the ehamnloimhln tiool
match resulted In a score of 177 for Clear-
water and 20 ror I)e oro, .making Clear
water's total to data 380 and be Oro's 411.
Fer tils Wed Only,'.-;
This Is an opportunity-
for Housekeepers to re-;
plenlsli their stock of
Towels at prices much be '
low regular vaiue. We
call special attention to
our ; '
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19, 25 and 35 cents each.
Hemmed Towels ". I2it
15, 18 and 22 cents eacn.
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 19c
15' dozen Bath Towels 25c i
10 dozen Bath Towels 35c.''.
20 dozen Bath Towels 4SC :
Linen Bath TowJs 48,
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