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THE ONLY REPUDLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT TAGES 56 COLUMNS.
SSCK ANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
It Is a very unusual thlnf? to find
the very pick of hlRli grade Ho
siery and i'nderwenr offered at such
prices as the following, before the
season has Vet reached Its height,
but we have our own reasons for be
liifC willing tu make a big saerillce
and us buyers get the benefit.
nothinK further need be said, except
that every Item offered Is perfect
and the goods are guaranteed in
quality just the same as If we got
the regular prices for them.
The famous Hard Wear brand, In
all sizes, extra heavy, absolutely
stainless. Always 20c
Special Price, 2 for 25c
All sixes, double knees, toes and
heels, fast black, and the most dur
able thing on the market, our fam
ous 2&c. special quality.
Special Price, 21c.
Full seamless make, fast black, usu
al lime, quality.
Special Price, 9c.
Our well-known 25c. quality of
- Hermsdorf Dyed Hosiery, full fash
'. loned throughout and the best quar
ter dollar hosiery on the market.
Special Price, 19c.
Our leader In high grade Hosiery,
the 37 Vic. quality, that Is famous
throughout the valley, A quality as
good as most of the 60c. Hosiery
old. These have high spliced heels,
double soles, and are full regular
make at every point.
Special Price, 27c.
High Class Hosiery, three pairs to a
box, full regular made, right sum
mer weight, and the best Quality
we have ever seen at three pairs for
Special Price, 79c.
Silk Vests, excellent 75c. quality, aln
lies, eiegani gooas, beautifully fin
Special Price, 50c.
White or Kcru Kibned Vests, our
best 25C. quality, nicely trimmed.
White or Ecru Vests.capital quality,
and the prices quoted will positively
not to be maintained after the time
Ai Extra Special Mm
The Competitor Prisoners Will Have
FLOKEXTIXB HERKEIU SHOT
A Rebel Eiecuted-Gomcx Rc-Enters tho
Province of Mstanias-Probablo
Successor to General Weyler.
Tho Case of Hllby.
London, May 12. The Standard will
tomorrow publish a despatch from Its
Madrid correspondent saying that
Spain and the t'nited States have ar
rived at an amicable understanding re
garding the men captured on the Com
petitor. The prisoners will be trie!
again, this time by a civil court .under
the provisions of the existing treaties
between the two countries.
Havana. Muy 12. The findings of the
court niartlul before which were tried
the live men who were captured on the
American schooner Competitor, were
published here for the llrst time today.
As alrendy cabled all of the nc used men
were convicted and sentenced to death.
It has been ordered that proceedings he
instituted for the confiscation or the
Florentine Herrera, convicted of the
crime of rebellion, was shot at Matan
zas this morning.
It Is rumored that Maximo Homes,
with a strons force of rebels "has re
entered the province of Matanzas. HIb
vanguard is said to be near the town
The steamer Triton from Pahla
Honda, which has arrived here, brought
two prisoners who are alleged to have
been on board the filibustering schoon
er Coni'K.-tltor, but managed to reach
shore when the schooner was attacked
by the gunboat Mcsagera. The prison
ers were raptured during a light with
a party of guerrlllos.
One of them Is said to be an Ameri
can and the other a Frenchman. They
have been. sent to the Cabanas fortress
and orders have been Issued for their
trial by a marine court-martial tomor
row. OPINIONS AT MADRID.
Madrid, May 12. At a meeting of the
liberal deputies and senators last eve
ning Senor Sagasta admitted the diffi
culties attending the Immediate appli
cation of reforms to Cuba and denied
the right of the I'nited tftates to recog
nise the Insurgents as belligerents.slnce,
he said, they did nothing but Hee before
the Spanish troops, burn property, and
commit murders. He expressed the be
lief that President Cleveland would not
accord belligerent rights to "rebels who
have no government with a fixed place
of residence and who do not hold a
fort I Hod position." He also promised
to suoMort the government In the mat
ter of the expenditures necessary to
prosei ute the Cuban campaign, and de
clared that the elections In Madrid and
Cuba should be quashed.
The Currespondencia says it believes
that if Captain Ueneral Weyler re
igns, he will be succeeded by General
Blanco, governor of the ' Philippine
Islands, who will proceed to Cuba via
the Paclne and San Francisco.
London. May I2.r-The under-secre-
tary of state for foreign affairs, Oeorge
N. Curzon, In the house of commons, to
day, answering a question regarding
the nationality of the men captured on
board the American filibustering
schooner Competitor, said that among
the prisoners was a man named Will
lam Hllby (probably the man referred
to in the Havana dispatches as Uildea).
who was born under the British nag,
but who had become a naturalized citl
ten of the United States, according to 1
rti.iiBtehea received from thB itrttUh
Cuzon added, Hllby had lost his British
Mr. Curzon also said that the British
charge d'affaires at Madrid had been
Informed by the Spanish government
that the sentences of death Imposed
upon the men captured with the schoon
er Competitor have been suspended.
In conclusion he (Curzon) said that the
government must wait for further In
formation from Havana before decid
ing whether or not to make represen
tations to Spain regarding Hllby.
One Hundredth Anniversary of the
Church Is Appropriately Celebrated.
Philadelphia, May 12. The one hun
dredth anniversary of the establish
ment of the Unitarian church was fit
tingly commemorated here this evening
in the Firs) Unitarian church.
The programme was or a religious
alstorlcal nature. It was opened with
with an organ voluntary, followed by
the singing of the Te Deum and the re
cponslve recitation of a psalm and ot
the Gloria Patrl. Rev. James Pe Nor-
mandie, of Roxbury, made a prayer;
Rev. Jos May, pastor of the church.
delivered an historical address, and
Rev" 'Charles Carroll Everett. D. D.,
dean of tfce Theological school of Har
vard university, preached the sermon.
The anniversary exercises will be con
The First Unitarian church had its
beginning It' ',7M. when seven persons.
shortly Incrt rtsed to fourteen, with their
families proresslng those views rom
monly called "Unitarian," assembled
for the first time foiM:or8hlBia.A.room
In the University of Pennsylvania.
These meetings were occasionally In
terrupted by yellow fever, with which
Philadelphia was then visited almost
every year; but they were never wholly
LAID AT REST.
The Remains of George W. Chllds Taken
to Laurel lllll.
Philadelphia, May 12. Tho body of
the late George W. Chllds was taken
from the Drexel family vault in Wood
land cemetery this morning, where It
has reposed since his death and laid in
the handsome masoleum erected In
Laurel Hill cemetery by Mrs. Chllds.
A short Interment service was held
In Laurel Hill by the Rev. Drs. Hodlne
and Blanchard, Episcopal clergymen,
before the remains were placed In the
mausoleum. Mrs. Chllds and one or
two friends were present at the ser
vices. -.. .,
H I BERN1ANS MEET; ,
Soheme to Consolidate the Two Drenches
of the Hoelety.
Philadelphia, Msy 12. The forty-seventh
annual convention of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians, Board -of, Erin,
convened here today In secret bcsmhIoii
It Is probable that before the close of
the convention an effort will be made to
have the Ancient Order of Hibernians,
Board of America, which Is a split
rrom tne order now In session, amalga
mate with It. T. Boland, state dele
gate or Pennsylvania, has In his nosses
slon a letter from Hlshon O'Hsro. of
the diocese of Scranton, addressed to
Arcnoisnep uyan, or this diocese, to ex
ercise his Influence to bring about the
amciimmotlon.of the Board of Erin and
the board of America. The sessions are
held In secret.
The meeting was opened by the Rev.
Father Lane, of St. Theresa' church,
who offered prayer. There were pres
ent delegates from local orders all ovr
the United States and national officers,
state officers, city officers and division
JUL' HANCOCK STATUE.
Dronae Memorial to the Hero of Gettys
burg is I'nveilcd.
Washington. May 12. The bronze
equestrian statue of Major General
Wlntield Scott Hancock, the "hero of
Gettysburg." was unveiled this after
noon at the intersection of Pennsyl
vania and Louisiana avenues, Seventh
and C streets, the busiest highway
crossing in the capital. , President
Cleveland presided at the ceremony,
which followed one of the most impos
ing parades of a city famous for euch
pageants, and which was witnessed by
many distinguished in the ai ts of peace
and war who hud been closely asso
ciated with the great soldier and popu
The president made an appropriate
address as did Major General John M.
Palmer, of Illinois.
hklawabe r.v.x tkiitkd.
Kf forts lo I'uviir Mekiulcv Are Honied
Down in the Stoic Convention-Declaration
Against silver Cnitinco.
Dover Del., May 12 When the He-
1 lllllll II Ulolil oitilti.n!nn nonnf'iiHtl.lfl
this afternoon a motion was made that j "IT confidence I" the Christian Kndeav
the delegates ph dtps themselves to sup- i r rocletv.
port McKlnley for -.resident, but on uAn a-'"P refer the resolution to
a point of order, the chair d.clinrd to the. committee on Lpworth league was
entertain the iiiotlon. Tile committer ! ,, , . .. . ,
on resolutions repotted the plnvfann. i , 1 1 w- p- lil'rry '' hU he did not
It reaffirms thy r., l, h.leg of the party I I'clleve that an unqualified Indorsement
and allegiance to the same, oppotos free ' 1 hrlrtlan Kndcavor society
and unlimited coinage of silver and do- ' h,,',1!J, he given, but that he thought
elated that -until there p. an Inter- I !!)nt. Jf ,np Rv. Dr. Quayle said what
nutUinal agreement, weTtelieve the pres- i h" PPets say he did concerning the
sent money system should be ninln- ! Christian Kndeavor society, the confer-
tained and every' dollar trade as good
as every other dol!".r.
The McKlnley bill was er domed; lib
eral pensions were favored, nnd the
r . . t . ,...
lairs was denounced. i n? piSU inn m- i
vored unlnstvucted delegates to the r.a- !
tlnnnl i-fini'iiti li in lliuv In it,ll, f.1 '
whom they shall vote, and exmwed
sympathy wl'.h the Cubans, who arc
struggling for liberty.
A minority report leaving the dele
gates unlnstructed, but commended Mc
Klnley, The minority tvport also con
tained a plank condemnlrg "the r.c'd
and c:ien use of money as carried on
by some lit publicans at the recent pri
maries,",, and condemning ' Governor I
WuUon for voting in the leghiluture i
at the election for a l'nltd states sen
ator. After another attempt to g;.t in
a' McKlnley iwolutiun had been howled
down the minority rei.ort was laid on
the table and the inajorily rcnort was
After the adoption of the majority
report by u vote of !)" to 94 the antl-Ad-dlcks
men left the convention amid
much excitement. The convent 'n then
selected delegates to tuke the places of
- A resolution offered by Addicks was
adopted, giving future conventions 200
Instead of (60 delegates. The additions
were made to the two lower counties
which Addicks controls.
The state comml'.tre was then an
nounced and the following delerates
named for St Louis: New ' Castle
county, J. Kdward Addicks and Daniel
K. Steprart, with Robert J. Hanby and
Thomas E. Postel (colored) for alter
nates; Kent county, J. Frank Alice and
A. H. Conner, with Daniel M. Wilson
and George W. Marshall as altrrates;
Sussex county, Hiram K. Hurton nn
Caleb R. Layton, with Joseph I., t'uhuil
nnd C. E. Davis as alternates.
When the anti-Ad.llcks men left the
hall they went to the state house and , pHslng. Tl.ey had accused him of be
organlzed another convention. A plat- . Rn ,,, sallPr. u thoutrht the mo
torm ttenerally similar to the regu r
convention, save In one particular wot
dopted.The ece,.tlon was the follow-
Stcsolved, That this convention, recog
nix'.ne in the Hon. William McKlnley, of
Ohio, the highest type of American states
manship, we hereby Instruct the natlunal
delegates to cast the vote of Delaware
for William McKlnh y tlrst, lust and ali
Resolved, That the Republicans of Del
aware express fnith In the vluc'.lnn cf
Henry A. Dupont, as a a.'iintor of the
United States anil Insist thai he be gica
a seut In thnt body.
Resolved, That this Is n Republics n con
vention, naming of six delegates to nomi
nate Republican candidates for president
and vice-president of the United Stn!s:
that only men of true and tried puriy i.cl
Ity can fitly represent fhls body: that
Kdward J. Addicks is not a KcpuMUvin:
that he betrayed the party of this stale by
conlrlng with the Democrats to defeat
the election of a Republican to the senate
of the United States anil that he Is. there
fore, not a lit person either politically or
morally, to represent the Republicans of
Delaware In any capacity.
Delegates were nam"d to the 8t.
Louis convent'on ar follows: Anthe-y
Hlgglns. John Pilling. Tarls T. Car
lisle, Hiram Reedy. C. P. Kwayni and
George H. Kali. Altoi nates were a so'!
named. It was drclded thnt the tr. s- ;
ent state committee shf ,'fl hold over !
and call. the August convention.
Convention of the National Association
Hold In diitnddlphin.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 12. The first
annual convention of the National as
sociation of Foundrymen opened this
afternoon at the Manufacturers' cli:b,
300 delegates, who represented about
every Important city In the country,
being present. The convention is the
first of. Its kind that has ever been held
in the United States.
were called, to order oy president
Francis Schui'nBH, of the local Foun
drymett's association and Mayor War
wick delivered an address of welcome.
Addresses were made by President
Theodore C. Searcy, of the National as
sociation of Manufacturers of the Unit
ed States on "the value of National as
sociations," and by John Berkenpine.
of Philadelphia, on "tho objects of the
At the session this evening A. E. Out-
erbrldgc, jr., delivered an Illustrated ad
dress on the subject of "Foundry
Cranes and Different Methods of Driv
ing Them." Addresses were also made
by C. W. Shields on "The Air Compres
sor for Use In the Foundry," and by
Thomas D. West, on "Utility and Ad
vancement of Green, Dry and Loans
CUEE FOO TERRITORY.
Despatch Concerning Land Seized by
London, May 12. A later despatch
from Shanghai says that the land seised
by the Russians at Che Foo comprised
part of the British concession of that
. The land was secured by the Russian
Steam Navigation company through
the company's agent at Che Foo, Mr.
J. Smith, an American, who is also
agent for various American missions at
that place. -
Killed bv Lightning. . '
Cadis, Ky., May 12. John I. Wallace, a
farmer of Tiiirg county, and his three
sons, aged HO. IB and 6, were kll ed by light
ning twelvo miles south of this place yes
terday afternoon. Their bodies were
found tinder a tree by Mrs. Wallace, who
. v, . ni out to mini lor mem.
THE CONFERENCE EXCITED
Quaytc'a Remarks on Christian
Endeavorcrs Cause a Breeic.
X0 FAITH ! PRAYER TEST
When Applied to Robert Inccrsoll-Kev.
LconnrJ pcnk of the Enterprise of
Ohio Newspaper Men-Society
Compared to Epworth League.
..Cleveland, O., May 12. Bishop Fow
ler, of Tuiieka, Kan., presided at the
session of the Methodist general confer
ence this morning.
A resolution asking for the appoint
ment of a constitutional commission to
revise the constitution of the church
was Introduced. It provides for a com
mission to meet at Chicago which is to
formulate a constitution which will
meet the world-wide scope of the
chun h. Referred to the committee on
Francis J. Chancy, of central New
York, mm the conference in an up
roar by introducing a resolution dis
claiming any responsibility for the ut
terances of Uev. Dr. Quayle. of Mis
souri. In committee meetings yester
day afternoon concerning the Christian
Kndoavor society. The resolution fur
ther says that the conference has ev-
snouiu promptly aisciaim the re-
DR. QI'AYLE'S REMARKS.
Rev. Dr. Quayle. who was formerly
,,I(;Sid.,nt of Baker university, of Kan
- . noeslli.n of nersnnul nrlvl.
?":-r"V , V.r. w"
and extihtlned his remarks. He
tild that he did "ot say that the Chris
tian Endeavor society was idiotic, but
that he did say that the attempt of
the society to make a prayer test, by
praying for Fngersoll, the great agnos
tic, was Idiotic.
He said "that he thought the confer
ence voiced this setlment on that sub
A hundred voices cried " We do."
"I then move" said Dr. Quayle, "that
the resolution be laid on the table."
I Mr. Cheney said that as the brother
I hud disclaimed the remarks credited
to him. that he would withdraw his res
olution. A storm of "Noes" greeted the an
nouncement, and Mr, Cheney was not
permitted to withdraw the resolution.
The motion to lay the resolution on
the table wus adopted, amid applause.
Dr. Huckley, of New York, moved to
expunge the resolution from the Jour
nal. Dr. Bristol, of Chicago, said that he
wa not ufruid otitho- record.-
DR. lU'CKLEY'S OPINION.
Rev. - Dr. Buckley said:- "I am In
favor of the motion. We want to keep
this resolution and Its sharp conflict
out of the Journal. 1 have been ac
cused by the newspapers of being a
drunkard, but 1 paid no attention to
the charge. So we should not pay any
attention to the secular press. We live
by our character. The Christian En
deavor society Is a good Institution, but
It will never and never can take the
place of the Epworth league.
m- ,"' . ' .r"" '.. T'.".L...Z.
Kev. A. 11. Leonard said that he knew
tion to expunge should be adopted.
After much confusion the motion to ex
punge was adopted.
TO REVISE CONSTITUTION.
After the reading and approving of
the journal, Rev. Dr. Munger, of central
New York. Introduced a series of reso
lutions providing for the, appointment
of a committee to revise the constitu
tion. The matter was referred to the com
mittee on constitution,
tsr. Duck ley Introduced a resolution
providing that the committee on the
Episcopacy be Instructed to Investigate
tr.e relations between the general su
perintendence nnd the missionary bish
ops and to consider the question of
their coordinate authority. Referred
to the committee on episcopacy.
.mundn Smith, the famouB blick rc
! vlvallst of the church, was Introduced
' and was received' with hearty anolause.
There is relatively little change In the
j conference situation so far as the can
i dictates for the Episcopacy are con-
corned. The probability of the election
of Dr. Hnmllton nnd Dr. Jackson seems
! to grv apace, nnd there are many who
: wait' a, be willing to vote Rev. Dr. S. P.
Uphtun. of the New England confer-
ence, Into one of the chairs. Otherwise
the situation remains as It was on Mon
The anniversary of the Methodist
nnara ot church extension was held
FOREST FIRES RAGING.
Millions of Pcct of Lmnhcr Destroyed In
I Ik nnd luarfkld Hejtlou
rirookvllle. Pa.. May 12. Reports ot
extensive forest fires In Ja'.'erBon, Elli
and Clearfield counties have reached
this city. The large sr.w mill of the
Portland Lumber pomnanv. In lrii
I county, hOB been destroyed. One hun
dred thousand feet of lumber, l.OOO.OOu
feet of standing timber and the lumbet
camp of R. II. Thompson & Co., suf
fered a like fate. The Clearfield Lum
ber company's tract of nearly 6,000
acres, with 125,000,000 feet of timber In
Knox and Hoggs townships, Clearfield
county, Is reported on lire.
In McKenn county the bridire on tho
Allegheny and Klnzau railroad, ot
Summit, has been destroyed by forest
fires. In the JCoar gas Held, 60 miles
north of Bradford, several gas and oil
yells have ignited from forest fires.
Dubois. Pn.. May 12. A heavy down
fall of rain this afternoon for two hours
prnctically extinguished the forest fires
which have been raging In Clearfield
county. Large tracts of valuable tim
ber lands were burned over and the
money loss will be heavy.
Conditions Reported from the Weather
Washington, May U. The weather
bureau crop bulletin tor the week end
ed yesterday gives, the following as
the cron conditions In the various lo
calities: New Jersey Early vegetation has
made little progress owing to continued
cool nights during the sweater portion
of the week and Insufficient rainfall;
frost nenr sea on- morning of 8th did
some Injury to early potatoes and
strawberries; all vegetation needs
Pennsylvania Most crops doing well
but need rain: many Injured wheat
fields have been s'iwii In oats; tobacco
plants doing fairly well; early corn
coming up; fruit and truck prospects
THE KEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today
Fair; Slightly Cooler.
Spanish Prisoners to be Re-Tried.
Exciting Time in Methodist Conference.
Day's Doings at Washington.
The business Situation.
(Local) Council Changes Its Rules.
1'av'ng Committee Cannot Agree.
The Hypnotised Reporter.
(Local) "Our Woman's Newspaper."
lirand Lodge of Ivoiites.
Husband Arrests His Wife.
(Sports) Scranton Wins from Provi
dence. Base Ball, Bicycle and General Sports.
8 Out of Town News.
CAUGHT A BlBliLAK.
Wa In "the Office" ot I OS Wyoming
Avenue When Surprised b Two Offi
cers Karly This Morning.
At 12.30 o'clock thin morning a bur
glar was captured in "The Office" at
105 Wyoming avenue.
Proprietor Herger who lives next door
heard a noise In the rear of the build
ing and peering out discovered a man
crawling through the window of his
saloon. Mr. Merger slipped out quietly
and notified Patrolman John Thomas
and Special Officer John Costlett, who
went In and captured the burglar. He
took the alarm when the key was
turned to admit the officers and ran up
stairs. The officers caught up with
him as he was attempting to escape
through a window.
He gave his name as Barrett at the
station house and stated that he lived
In the rear of the Erie and Wyoming
Valley depot on Washington avenue.
He Is about twenty-four years of age
and a new figure In police circles.
GROYER WILL NOT BIN.
Postmaster llesing of Chlesgo is Respon
sible for the Announcement-Mr. Cleve
land is Snrfeltod With "Honor
Chicago, May 12. A New York dis
patch today stated that In an inter
view yesterday with a correspondent of
a paper in that city Postmaster Heslng
spoke literally as follows:
I called on the president recently at
the white house and he Informed me
in unequivocal language that under no
circumstances would he be again in the
Held because his health would prevent
It; that he needed out of door exercise
to prolong life; that he would not even
accept the nomination If made; that he
had all the honor It was possible to at
tain In the exalted position he occu
pies, and that he would have thtTisk
To a representatives of the United
Press Mr. Heslng this evening quali
fied the foregoing Interview In a vital
particular. He said: "I did not tell the
special correspondent that this talk
with the president was of recent date.
On the contrary, I told him that it oc
curred more than a year ago, and I ex
plicitly intimated to him that when I
met the president recently nothing
whatever was said, directly or Indirect
ly, concerning another nomination or a
third .. term. With this amendment,
which Is Important, the portion of the
Interview referred to Is correct sub
stantially and to it I have nothing to
WILL STAND BY QUAY.
Sixty Pennsylvania Deletatcn Declare
Themselves Uneqnivocally for lllro.
Washington, May 12. Senator Quay
has with promptness responded to the
assertion that twenty-seven of the
Pennsylvania delegates will desert him
and vote for McKlnley. The senator
has received telegrams from all ot the
Pennsylvania delegates, with the re
sult that sixty declare themselves for
him unequivocally. Four only are
against him, as has been understood all
Senator Quay says: "These tele
grams demonstrate the loyalty of my
friends to me. I have never been de
ceived by them, and have always ap
preciated the strong support given me.
The story that I was to be betrayed
should have carried with it its own refu
tation, but the delegates themselves
have spoken, and I have nothing .fur-
iner to say.
MAIL ROBBERS ARRESTED.
James Douglass and Mrs. Mary Gainer in
Lancaster, Pa., May 12. James Doug'
lass and Mrs. Mary Gainer were ar
rested today on the charge of receiving
stolen goods from United States malls
A few weeks ago Harry Gainer, a son
of Mrs. Gainer, and a nephew of Doug'
lass, was taken Into custody for rob.
bing the mails, he being the night
driver of the mall wagon that runs be-
tewen the postofdee and the railroad
station. A number of the stolen ar
tides were recovered from Mrs. ORlncr
and Douglass, and they were arraigned
in tne county court.
The government authorities, how
ever, decided to transfer the prosecti
tion to the United States court and
their arrest today followed. The cou
pie will be given n preliminary hearing
tomorrow ny rnueu states Commls
AN INSULT AVENGED.
Dr. Blnckwell Receives tho Contents of n
l'lvo Cbumbcr Revolver.
Columbus, Ga., May 12. A terrible
tragedy was enacted on the street hero
this afternoon in which Walter Wright,
a young man 21 years old, avenged an
Inr.ult offered his sister by Dr. T. T.
Rlackwell. Blnckwell, It Is said, made
Improper proposals to Miss Wright a
few days ago and today was the first
time her brother had seen Blackwcll
Wright emptied the contents of a
five chamber 41-callbre Colts revolver
Into Blackwell's body. The latter fell
upon the sidewalk and died almost In
stantly. Pittsburg Conference.
Pittsburg, Pa.. May 12. The conferees
of the Twenty-fourth congressional dis
trict met in Pittsburg toilny. The coun
ties comprising the illft'.rlct are: Part of
Allegheny, Fayette Oreen and Wushlng.
ton. Hon. K F. Acheson, 'the present con
gressman, was re-nomlniiteil. The vote
was: Acheson. S4; John P. Kherhart, 17;
Hon. K. F. Acheson and Chnrles H. Sea
ton were elected national delegates.
New York, May IS. In the Middle states
today, fair weather will prevail, preceded
by cloudiness on the seaboard, with but
sllKht rise of temperature and fresh to
light variable winds, mostly northerly to
easterly. On Thursday, fair to partly
cloudy, sIlRhtly warmer weaher ami fresh
southeasterly winds will prevail, followed
by showers In western districts.
DEBATE ONMRBOR BILLS
Senate Listens to Advocates of San
Pedro and Santa Monica.
THEY CLAMOR rOK $3,000,000
A Trifle Asked to Pay the Expense of
' Scooping Out a Uarbor on the
Pacific Coast Business Trans
eted In the ilonse.
Washington, May 12. The long
drawn-out controversy between the ad
vocates of the harbor of San Pedro
and those of the harbor of Santa Mon
ica, as to which of those two points
shall he selected for the expenditure of
some $3,000,000 In the construction of a
breakwater, and the making of a deep
sea harbor In southern California, was
brought to a close today by a settle
ment in the way of a compromise. The
debate had gone on since Friday last,
to the exclusion of almost every other
subject and when It closed after four
hours' talk an amendment was offered
by the chairman of the committee on
commerce (Mr. Frye, Rep., Me.), an
advocate of Santa Monica, and was ac
cepted by Senator White (Dem., Cat)
and Vest (Dem.. Mo.). Paacoe (Dem.,
Fl. and the other minority members
of the rommltteo and agreed to by the
senate without a division.
As tho matter now stands, the sen
ate aroVndmont provides for a board
consisting of an officer of the navy to
be detailed by the secretary of the navy,
an oftlcer of the coast and geodlo sur
vey to be detailed by the superintend
ent of that survey and three civil en
glneers skilled In riparian work to be
appointed by the president of the Unit
ed States to examine the two harbors;
the report of the majority to be final.
and it provides that, whenever the
board shall have settled the location
and made IU report to the secretary of
war. the secretary of war shall make
contracts for the completion of the har
bor as selected by the board, according
to the project reported by It at a cost
not exceeding in the aggregate 12,900,-
000. After that question was thus dis
posed of, an amendment was offered by
Mr. Gorman (Dem., Md.) limiting the
annual expenditure under this and
former river and harbor bills to $10,
000,000. A motion to lay that amend
ment on the table was made by Mr.
Vest (Dem., Mo.) and was defeated
yeas, 26; nays, 31..
The senate at B.L'O adjourned until
tomorrow with the understanding that
the vote shall be taken on the bill and
amendments at 3 p. m. tomorrow.
8KSSION IN THE HOUSE.
An hour and a half was occupied
after the opening of today's session in
disposing of a motion made by Mr.
Perkins (Rep.. Iowa) chairman or me
committee on printing, to exclude from
the permanent record certain matters
Inserted bv Mr. Wheeler (Dem., Ala.)
for which it was asserted by Mr. Per
kins he had received no permission. Mr.
Wheeler contended that he had a light
to insert the matter complained of but
the house voted ' otherwise and by a
vote of 144 to 76 the matter was or
dered to be txcluded.
The remainder of the day was spent
In discussing the contested election case
of Rlnaker vs. Downing from the Six
teenth district of Illinois. The major
ity of elections committee No. 1 recom
mended tne unseating or uowning
(Democrat) the principal speech of the
day wan that by Mr. Moody (Rep.,
Mass.) who has joined the minority In
sustaining Downlng's right to the seat
nt last until a recount of all the votes
ordered by the house shall demonstrate
that he Is not entitled to it. Tne uis
cusslon will be resumed tomorrow, the
special order making private pension
bills the business or tnai session,, nav
ing been postponed until Thursday.
BURNED BY VARNISH.
Trsglo Death of Mrs. James Farrell. f
Philadelnhlo. May 12. While Mrs.
.Tamos Farrell. aged 70 years, was varn
Ishlng a bed this afternoon at ner nome
at tri'iR Strieker street, a candle set the
varnish she was using on nre. ner
clothing was ignited, ond although
Mrs. Marv Jackson ana m. ocoii.
nelghVirs, quickly came In response to
the oB woman's screams, she was so
hmllv hurned that she died.
Mrs. Jackson and Scott were severely
burned In extinguishing the flames on
Mrs. Farrell's clothing.
FINANCES VERY LOW.
Board of Associated Charities Is Hot
Confronted with a Surplus.
A meeting of the Board of Associated
Charities was held last evening; me
members present were: Colonel B. H.
Ttinnle. chairman. T. J. Moore, E. J.
Lynett. J. H. Cohen, T. J. Kelley and
John Gibbons. A condition confront
lng them is the low ebb at which the
finances are at present. The subject
was discussed, and at the next meet
lng something will be done to bring
about a change.
Mrs. W. R. Duggan, asent of the
board, read her report, which showed
that the amount of work accomplished
by herself and Miss Kiesel has been
DENIES THE CLAIM.
E. F. Boyle Says He Is Not Indebted to
Warren A Knapp. representing the
defendnnt In the suit of James F. Boyle
against E. F. Hoyle, filed an answer
yesterday. In which It Is denied that
the plaintiff is entitled to any money
The suit was for $720 salary and
about $1,000 ns one-third of the money
obtained frem fire insurance for dam
ace to the store of John D. Doyle's
sons. The defendant purchased the in
tereet of the other members of the firm
and mnintalns that he settled In full
MUST RENEW HIS BAIL.
Ex-Cashier A. B. Williams Will Again be
Arraigned Before the Commissioner
The case rifeulnst A. B. Williams, ex
cashier of the Traders' National bank.
havinir been continued until the July
term at Erie, owlnir to the crowded list
at the present term in Plttsburir, Mr.
Williams will today be arraigned before
Commissioner A. J. colborn and re
nulred to renew bis bnll.
The ball Is In the sum of $15,000. J. W.
Ouernspy, H. D. Gardner and Charles
II. WelleB being his sureties.
Harrisons In the Adirondack.
tMlcn, N. Y., May 12. F.x-Presldcnt and
Mrs. Harrison arrived here at noon today
and an hour Inter took a train for trc.-lr
summer home at Third Tiike, in the Ailtr
onilacks, for a brief stay.
New York, Muy 12. Hulled: Luhn. for
Bremen. Arrived out: Klhloplu, at (Has
row. galled for New York: Im Normun
dle, from Huvre, May B. HlKhted: Aachen,
from New York for Bremen, passed Llx
ard; Pulatla, from New York for Ham
burg, passed Lizard.
Queenstown, Msy 12. Arrived: Steam
er Malestle. from New York.
This is an opportunity
for housekeepers to re
plenish their stock of
Towels at prices much be-
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.
nem dtitchetf 12. 18,
25n35;.4ii 55, 65,75,95.
$1.25 and: $i. 50 each.
15 dozen Bath Towels 7c
25 dozen Bath Towels 19c
15 dozen Bath Towels 25c
10 dozen Bath Towels 35c
20 dozen Bath Towels 48c
Linen Bath Towls 48,
65, 75 and 95c. each.
510 AND 512
And Flippers for Every Member f (be
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