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SCllANTOX", PA., FIJI DAY MOKN1XG, MAY 22, 1SD.
TWO CEXTS A COPY.
All the pick of this seas
on's choicest productions.
WcfeMs Are MgM
Prices Better Tlias MgU
Among the many lots
offered we include stich
especially desirable goods
SS-lnch nil wool Jacqucred Helgcs.
Soft, mellow figure tints or Hunt
mixtures. The dantlcst of all our
Sale Price, 35c
40-Inch plain figured Mohairs: a
lovely cloth in the best of fashion
able Rhodes, effects, dots and mix
tures. Sale Price, 58c
46-Inch heavy all wool French Diag
onals In desirable light mixed ef
feets. An ideal weave for bicycle
suits, and just right weight. Lowest
former price, 7fic.
Sale Price, 59c
Fancy silk finished Mohairs in neat,
mottled stripe effects; shades all
light; were Kiic.
Sale Price, 622
New Persian Suitings. A most
beautiful fabric, soft Illuminated
tones that suggest the light and
shade of the woodlands in June
time. Weight just right for com
fort. Have been a leading value at
Sale Price, 62c
Mozambique Suiting, zephyr
. weight, exquisite new effects in the
lending Humme r tl: ts nn.l c Mings,
including Woodland (liven, China
Ulne, Antique Wood, light and dark
Hlate and liroun. The pnttlest
cloth of the season.
Sale Price, 69c
Kxtra eholc! French Beige In mot
tled, light color cflVcls. Width, 46
Inches; have been S5c.
Sale Price, 65c
46-Inch French Covert cloths, htnd
some combination, tones on grays
and tans. A regular Nfc quality.
Sale Price, 59c
Iay.21,:at 9 a.
WALL STREET STORY
ON MR. M'KINLEY
Suss. II l.isisU That the Tariff
Cl:jr.i;.li;;i is a Quid Bug.
STOCKS K.VLLV IN CONSfQUtNCE
H:ial.cr- W liu Have CiproM'd Tlicir
Ui-lil.c lor Die Oliiii StulcMiiiin Now
'l ull, in Hi I nor--l m le ltuM-ll
Suae lilt" Hail a Tij.
New York. May SI. A report gained
currency In Wall turret shortly before
noon today that McKinley will come
out tomorrow with an announcement
that he Is in favor of a gold standard.
The repoit caused some excitement and
found many belleveis. as an immediate
rally In the stock market showed.
It is slgnilieaut that In bank circles
i-( rtain bankers who have all along ev
pressed their dislike for .Major McKin
ley and their doubts of his oosition on
the ciirrtt;cy question, are talking to
day more In his favor, and some of
them ray positively that they have In
forinailon that McKinley will be a linn
advocate of sound money, as the term
Is understood in the street.
Kussell Hage said that McKinley Is
as firmly in favor of a gold standard as
he is himself.
When asked how he knew that, Mr.
Sage replied that he had taken pains
to itscertuin directly and for his own in
formation. That some information of
some kind in favor of .McKinley has
been received by some house on the
street is generally believed, but noth
ing definite Is known.
Koston. Mass., May L'l. A special In
tonight's Transcript from St.""Albuns,
Vt.. says In part.
"Senator Kdinunds has written a let
ter to at least one of the delegates chos
en to represent Vermont at the nutlonal
convention at St. l-nuls In which h
virtually expressed disgust at the action
of the (ireen Mountain voters in taking
a stand which makes It practically Im
perative that their delegates vote for
McKinley at St. l.ouls.
"The missive was written about a
weelt ago, to Colonel Edward C. Smith,
of St. Alhnmt, president of the Central
Vermont railroad and one of the dele-gntes-at-urge.
Speaking about the possibility that
the Vermont delegates mav not at St.
l.ouls nil cany out the cxnressed pre
ference of the state convention Colonel
Smith snld In his opinion, the delegates
would be obliged to vote for McKinley
as a matter of honor without regard to
Colonel Smith expressed the belief
that McKinley would be nominated on
the first ballot at St. houia. but said
he thought there was yet some danger
that MeKtnley's boom would so big
that it mlglA at last break onVJ'count
of its own weight. In that case, the
Vermont votes would probably go to the
man who developed the most strength.
PROF. SUMNER EMPHATIC.
He is Dissatisfied With the Press, the
Doctrine and the Government An
important Question Remains.
New Hnven, Conn., May 21. Profes
sor W. ). Sunnier, head of the depart
ment of the social science and political
economy at Yale, has addressed a rous
ing letter to the Yule Alumni weekly
relative to a nctnt article on the Vene
zuelan question. He uses the following
Our "public men" bow to the people and
make It their highest virtue to utter other
people's opinion, our newspapers run
lower ami lower every year and so much
so that the l)e.t of I hem are beginning to
express their shame of themselves and
each other. II seems to me that the
cbisycs that stund fur education should
stop and think.
I do net ciiier here Into a discussion
of lite alleged "doctrine." Whenever it
lias been Invoked In any forum uf men
competent to discuss It. It has proved to
be a ridiculous and liieleviint fiction. It
serins lu me that amuiiKSl men of schol
arly pursuits It Hutlkvs to appeul to the
liiiineiiyc mischief which hus been done in
church ami state. The mrihod Is utterly
uiistuteMiiiunllke and umll.nlumutic and it
is a sign of hulf-cdilcatloii to use It.
In ail this mutter there has been an up
rourioiis appeul to "patriotism" ant
"America iiIhii." I should like, above all
things, to enjoy u tiuill of patriotic pride,
one session of congress that would eschew
hutiromlie Mini alteiid to business would
do mure to give It to me than a thousand
An especial appeal has h-en made to
"nipi'or: the presldeal." There remains
t);i . ni.-.-l ion. "What for'.'"
What itiisuu Is there for disturbing the
public pt ace ami happiness, for. upset
ting buslneifs, for gelling the reputation
for quarrelsomeness, for practising the
grades of eowlioyism? Those who liki.
Ilnil kind of a thing have enjoyed the e.t
hileral'ion of a cowboy w hen he lerroiixes
a village. It steins lo me that men of re
siKiiisibilily can look upon It with only
mingled shame, contempt uud regret.
PRAISE FOR MR. TERRELL.
Missionaries Speak Highly of the Work
of the United States Minister to Tur
key Mr. Dodge's Statement.
New York, May 31 .--William K.
Dodge, one of the committee of the Mis
sionary boards who had a conference
last Friday with President Cleveland,
at which, it was said, certain charges
were preferred against United States
Minister Terrell accusing him of misrepresenting-
this government In Con
stantinople, was seen today by a rep
resentntlve of the I'nlted States, to
whom lie explained the errand of the
committee to Washington. He said:
"A committee of gentlemen Interested
jn the work of American missionaries
in Turkey went to Washington last
week to confer with the president and
the state department In regard to thp
position and work of the missionaries
and American societies In Turkey and
to talk over the treaty rights on the
"The Kev. Henry G. Dwlght, who Is
thoroughly conversant with these af
fulrs, was Invited to accompany us
and the president usked Minister Ter
rell to be present at the conference, If
It were convenient. Simply an Informal
talk was had upon the questions and no
conclusions were reached.. Minister
Terrell's tiBme was mentioned, but only
In the kindliest way and in warm words
of praise. The Rev. Mr. Dwlght told
of the good work Mr. Terrell had done
for this government in the sultan's do
main, and especially praised him for
the beneficial aid he has afforded Amer
ican missionaries In Turkey. Not an
unkind word wa spoken of Mr. Ter
rell. "During; an Incidental conversation
about the Turkish court. It was sug
gested by some one that In view of the
peculiar condition of affairs In that
country, It might be well In the future
to select one of our most thoroughly
trained diplomulits fur the post. From
this remark may have arisen the story
concerning the charges. Th.-iv was no
intention to disiHtrage- Mr. Terrell's
work us minister to Turkey und the
suggestion was made in a tilendly
Ur. J i s la h Strong, also one of the
committee who saw the president on
this occasion, was present during the
reporter's Interview with Mr. I lodge,
and acquiesced In the killer's state
ment. IN FAVOR OF BARUSLEV.
Board olTiirdoiis Decide lu ;rnnt n
It cli curing ill His I'list.
Harrlsburg. Pa., May 21. Tin board
of pardons today heard argument by
counsel for a rehearing In the case of
John Hardslev. the convict ex-clty
treasurer, of Philadelphia. It was con
tended by counsel that Kardsley will
die front a chronic Illness that is af
flicting him If he Is compelled to re
nin in longer In prison. The board de
cided to grant a rehearing in the case.
The Haiidsley scandal ixeurnrl five
years ago, and was the greatest munic
ipal exiMisuiv that has ever taken
place in Philadelphia. Kardsley was
accused of malfeasance in otlice and the
defalcation of hundreds of thousands
I of dollars, and In Sent, 1M1. he pleaded
guilty to the charges against him and
was sentenced to fifteen years' impris
onment in the penliitentlnry
The death senti nee of Kobert Moseby.
Washington county, was recommended
to he commuted to life Imprisonment.
The application of A bin in I. Kckard,
I.uzerne, murder, wr-s refused. The
hoard adjourned at 11 o'clock tonight
until J u 1 v 8.
0LNEY ENTERS PROTEST.
Vigorous Objections Made to General
Weyler's Tobacco Trust Instruc
tions for Williams.
Washington, May 21. Secretary Ol
ney has Instructed Minister Taylor to
make vigorous representations to the
Spanish government relative to the re
cent edict prohibiting the exportation
of tobacco from the Island of Cuba, on
the grounds that it amounts to the prac
tical confiscation of goods in Cuba,
owned by Americans. The data on
hand at the state department supplied
by the collectors of the Florida ports,
show that the cigar men of Tampa
alone have S700.C00 worth of tobacco In
Cuba paid for and subject to delivery
and that for all the other Florida ports
there is as much more. It will be Im
possible for the merchants to get this
property out of Cuba within the pre
scribed time and Minister Taylor has
been Instructed to make such represen
tations to 8naln as will secure ample
time In which to secure this property.
It Is believed that the tone of Mr. Ol
ney's note will accomplish this result.
If it does not, other, means will be
The Spanish government professes
that this action is taken In order that
Cubans loyal to the government In Ha
vana engaged In the cigar business may
have the leaf to work with- and that
hostility to the I'nlted States has noth
ing to do with it. A resolution has been
prepared, and If within a few days the
state department does not hear satis
factorily upon its protest this resolu
tion will be passed by congress. It will
give the president authority to prohibit,
by proclamation, the Importation Into
the I'nlted States of cigars and other
manufactured tobacco from the Island
of Cuba. Inasmuch as the greater part
of the Cuban cigars are exported to
this country, this step will effectually
offset the action taken under the edict
of the captain general.
The resolution will not be brought
forward until it is apparent that Spain
intends to harass the I'nlted States and
make it Impossible for her citizens to
get the property now on the Island for
which they have paid.
BAPTISTS AT ASBURY.
The Ardor of Two Thousand Delegates
Not Dampened By Rain Mr.
Doolittle on the Prophet Daniel.
Ashiiry Park. N. J., May 21. A steady
rnln this afternoon did not dampen the
urdor of the Baptists, who are here to
the number of 2,000 or more, and the
auditorium was comfortably filled when
President C'rozer called the assembly to
order for the second day's proceedings.
Piofessor H. C. Veder, of Pennsyl
vania, chairman of the committee on
publishing department, made the open
ing address and read the report of his
committee. He was followed by the
Hev. W. H. Ueistwelt, of Minnesota,
who reported for the committee on mis
Kx-Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin,
urged the publication of u work on the
United States of Amerlcu In the light of
prophecy as well us history. He suld
the Prophet Daniel alluded to this coun
try when he said thut the people shall
govern themselves. He said that
whether McKinley or Cleveland be the
next president mutters not: the republic
would go on and that It will revolution
ize the earth, lie said we have nearly
republlcanized tlreat Britain, and that
before long we will have a republic in
Asia, one In Africa, one in Armenia
and monarchy shall be a thing of the
The senator's proposition aroused op
position One delegate said thut Daniel
alluded to the kingdom of Heaven, nnd
not to the Cnited States of America.
The proposition of Senator Doolittle
was voted down. Mr. Oeorge E Stev
ens, of Cincinnati, said that a large
proportion of the receipts of the publi
cation society was from sales of pub
lications of other houses. This caused
a breeze and wus denied from the plat
form. Mr. Stevens went on to say that the
800,0(10 Baptist of the north buy few
of the hooks published by the society,
anil read less.
II. S. Hopper reported for the finance
committee. He said that fully $200,000
will be needed In order to carry on the
work as planned for the coming year.
The financial report showed that the
total sales of the book department for
the year ending May 31, 1898 were $558.
590 and the total receipts from a!l
sources $579,501. The balance fn the
treusury was $5,791. The total assets
are given as $1,023,191; the liabilities
$58,356. iet assets $904,835.
At four o'clock the publication so
ciety gave way to the American Bap
tist Historical society. Dr. Lemuel
Moss, of New Jersey presided. The old
oiliccrs were re-elected.
The Rev. Dr. l'hlllp L. Jone s. of Penn
sylvania, delivered the annual address,
taking "an Impelled renaissance" at his
text. He was followed by President
Whitman, of the Columbian University
at Washington D. C.
Wing Shot Aqttittcd.
Brldgeton, N, J May 31. John L. BreV
er, the noted wing shot, who for three
days has been on trial on a charge of ob
taining money on false pretenses and sell
ing goods covered by a chattel mortgage,
was acquitted this afternoon.
LAST DAYS OF THE
M. E. CTMRENCE
The Table Used is Sold at Auction fur
Benefit of Venice School.
ITISC0IAL KLSIDcNCES L(OTF.3
An I'll r next Pica lor u Uishop in
China or JiiiiiuI'ist ol'Citics That
ill Have I'.piscepnl Kcsidencc.
Vitrioui Ollicer Si'ltM'lt-d.
Cleveland. May 21. Bishop M-rrilfj
presided at today s session of the gen
eral confeience. The beginning of tin
end Is at hand, and a motion wad
adonted ordering that no more memor
ials or resolutions be sent to commit- ;
The two new bishops will lie conse
crated next Tuesday In Centinl Ar- i
Hev. Dr. Morris, fraternal d legat i
from the church south bid the confer- j
ence good-bye In a fifteen minute ;
speech. He said that the two greut
churches should be unl'ed.
The table which has been ned by '
the conference, of the Industrial sch'
nt Venice, was auctioned off for t!;e
benefit of the Venice school, John K. j
Ar.drus paying $..uu for It. A. J. Ky- i
netts and W. Silencer were elected sec- ;
retarics of the board of church i xte:i- i
sli.n on the lirst bi'llot. j
Kev. I Jr. W. T. Smith, of lies Moines. '
was elected third secretary of the nils-
slonnry society on the sixth I ailot. ,
The report of the commiuee on i p:s- :
copal residences was read by Dr. Hue!!- ,
ley. Hoston and New York were mad.'
The question of foreign Kplseopal ,
residence cam? iri on the motion t i
rubtitltutp Shuti'-rhai for Pbilaib Inbla. ,
Many speeches were made on both sidefi ;
before the substitute was tabled. Tbli 1
question of foreign Kplscopr.l re ildenci . j
Is an Important one, and will receive
due att"tlon at the hands of the con
ference In a day or two.
The following Is a list of cities thst
will have Episcopal rrslde'ice.: Ur.a-
ton, New York, Ituflal ), p'oiHih iphia, 1
Washington. D. C. Chattanonpvi. New
Orleans or Port Worth. Cincinnati. De
troit. Chicago, St. Louis, Toncka. Min
neapolis. Denver, San Francisco or Im ;
During the debate on the foreign
Episcopate Ei.1l Arad, ley deligft" i
from Japan, made an earner t appeal l r
a bishop In Japan or China. He snid
that the church needi-d p. bishop in order
to progress in those countries.
J. W. Hamilton and J. Chartz'll were j
re-elected secretaries of the Freed man's
Aid society on the first bullot.
DR. WITHROW ELECTED.
He is Selected Moderator of the General
. Assembly of the Presbytery ai
Saratoga by a Large Mjorily.
Saratoga. N. Y.. Mny 21. Promptly rt
3 o'clock the genet al assembly of the
Presbytery was formally constituted by
Stated Clerk Huberts, Moderator Booth
being in the chair and the business of
the sessions began.
The first attention was givi'n to the
election of moderator and nominations
for the ofllce were declared to be In or
der. Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Cleland. of Dtt
luth. Iowa, was recognized by the mod
erator ami he presented the name of
Francis C. Montford. D. D.. I.U D.. of
Cincinnati as a candidate for the niod
eratorshlp. He spoke of the confidence
that would come to the church with the
announcement of Dr. Montford's elec
tion. Following him Colonel Ah xander P.
Ketehum. of New York, seconded the
nomination of Dr. Monitor!.
Kev. Dr. William Hubbard, of Au
burn. N. Y nominated David H. Breed,
D. D. LI.. D., of Pittsburg. Senator.
J. R. McMillan, of Minnesota, seoomlL'l
Rev. Dr. John R. Da vies, uf New
York, placed lu nomination the name
of John L. Wlthrow. I. IJ., I.L. !.;
Rev. Dr. Willlum P. Kane, of blooming
ton. III., and Rev. Dr. V. D. Reed, of
Philadelphia, also seconded Dr. Wlth
Rev. Dr. James Mci.eod, of Seranton.
seconded the name of Dr. Breed. Th"
nominations were declared closed with
the presentation of these thive names.
The ballot resulted In the election of
Dr. Withrow by a large majority.
The vote for moderator was: Mont
fort, 84; Breed, 102; Wlthrow. 315..
After the customury exchange ot
greetings the moderator called for the
report of the local committee of ar
rangements. A gavel made of wood taken from the
field of Burgoyne's surrender, wus pre
sented to the moderutor us coining
from the local chapter of flic Daughters
of the Amcrlcun Revolution.
Next Session of the (iriind Lodge of
Odd Fellows ill lie Held There.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 21. At the open
ing of today's session of the state grand
lodge of odd Fellows a petition was
presented protesting against the elec
tion of Samuel McKeever as grand war
den. It was referred to a. committee to
report at the next semi-annual ses
sion. The remnlnder of the morning and
nearly all the afternoon was taken up
with the adoption of the revised consti
tution. The only Important changes related
to the finances, the main bone of con
tention being the clause providing for
an annual assessment of 25 cents per
year from each member for the support
of the homes. This would bring In 125.
000 yearly for charity, In addition to
the regular revenues for that purpose.
The revised constitution wus finally
adopted along- with the clause In ques
tion. Wllllamsport was unanimously select
ed as the place for the next annual ses
sion of the grand lodge.
The session closed with a heated dis
cussion on a resolution that the lodge
Instruct Its grand representatives to the
sovereign grand lodge to use their best
endeavors to repeal the amendment
passed by the last sovereign grand
lodge, to the effect that no saloon-keepers,
bartenders or professional gamblers
shall be eligible to membership In the
order. Action will be finally had to
morrow. The closing business of the session
was the election and Installation of
these officers: President, Mrs. V. E.
Erdman, Philadelphia; vice president,
Mrs. Rose Bevans, Mt. Cnrniel; secre
tary, Mary Joslyn, Philadelphia; treas
urer, Mrs, Jane A. Lyon, Mahanoy
Natural dan Active,
Coltevllle Kan., May 21. A natural gas
explosion that made the earth tremble for
blocks away occurred In this city this
morning. Two brick business buildings
were wrecked, one man, David Carter,
was killed and a number of others were
more or lets Injured v
THE NEWS TIMS 3108X1X0'.
Cl.-srlng Weathrr, Warmer.
1 Bankers Are Leaning Toward McKln
. M. K. l'ollf''l'elli-e N;irlllg the Klld.
T.' A. I'.'s Ibtve a Stormy Tune.
Sei-i vt:irv oluev Knler a Protest.
Bi'lMhr: dlUp.-e al I'olTalo.
!.. r,,.r funnier He lit. s Things in
S Hy's Work III Congress.
3 il.ocali First Return of 1raud Jury.
T. A. H.'s Stoiiny Time (.Concluded).
5 tl.oe:'l Councils Have a yiilel Time.
Ulileirs of Y. M. I.
6 HportM -Seian'.on Again In the liumpr.
National League dames and Standing.
7 Suburban News.
Murk.'! iimi Sto. k Reports.
8 I.'ms l'i and Down the Valley.
S:ore of Persons Buried in Ruins of a
Biiifalo Shell -List oi the
Killed and fcijr.red.
PttlTaJ.). X. V.. May 21. A section of
theSt mVa livet front of Brown's build
Ins ciill.ioi-id ut 9.20 o'clock this inorii
li.g burying a score of people- In the
rules, (ieorrre Metis, a barber, and Jen
nie Crillitiis, cashier In the barber shop,
in e dead; William P. Straub. a contrno
tM Is known .o lie in the ruins and a
drsii 11 oih rs are mere or less injured,
one of who. n will pidhnly die. Those
nt the hosnltals are: Jacob l.angdon,
barber, renin turn n'.M hotly contused;
Willia.n Alexander, steam fitter, scalp
wi Minds and body bruised; J icoli Rlck
r.iav, barber, injured about body and
lu.td; .'. L. liavtke, carpenter, skull
(i at t tired, may die; James Adams,
scalp wounds and injured hip: Michael
O'Brien, carpenter, wrenched back and
pealp wounds; .Joseph I'.ullard. plaster
er. Injured internally: Kdward Murphy,
i!n,-eivy. right arm Injured; Fritz
Fn -mal.frf iTT.n. laborer, 'badly bruised.
The building, corner of Main nnd
Sepeca streets, was filled with ofliees.
many of which were occupied, and on
the rroi'iiil liner on both Main and
Sereca streets, were stores occupied by
liHreki'iilH. A few weeks ago the own
cis of the block began the work of rc
H'odrllng and strengthening It. On the
Si ue.' a street ride workmen were en
freged in 'lUitir.g In place new columns
ii:ul beams and new foundations for
tl.em. Nos. S nnd 10 Seneca street were
unoccupb'd. the principal alterations
belig nindc nt that point. No. 12 was
occupied ss a barber shop by Mr. Slen
ert, and No. II by James Clegg's jewelry
store rd Thomas Jones' news stand.
In S!i iieit's barber shop were nine
barbers, the rrlrl cashier and several
customers. "'hen the crash occurred
nil made n rush for the front, door,
but the falling bricks drove them to the
rear, where an alley leads to Wash
ington street. Those In front rushed
Into the alley only to be met by the
falling repr wal's, under which Metis
was burled and killed. The others
crouched Ir a c.irner of the shop until
.the a'ulnnchc ccasd. when they made
th"ir way out. The cashier had her
desk In the front of the shop behind a
wire ca'ie. She was unable to get out
of It in time to join the others and
perished bener.th the fallen wall.
The search for th" missing began and
the ruins were worked over In. the hope
of finding the bodies of Contractor
Utrnu'i and Jennie tirlfiilh, who were
known to be somewhere among the
mass of wreckage. Shortly before C
o'clock the body of Miss Griffith was
found end removed to the morgue.
Straub's body lias not yet been found.
At 12.-I0 a. in. the body of a man about
2S years old, whose name Is reported us
DItgler. a laborer, was found by the
searching party In the rear of the bulld
li:tr. WOMEN TO TliE'R RELIEF.
Strnni'.cd Actors and Actresses fiiven
a Fresh Start at St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mich., May 21. Valentine
Love, manager of Love's Comedy
company, hailing from Chicago, has
disappeared und left his company
stranded and owlns a $100 board bill,
for which the hotel man has the com
pany's baggage as security.
Society women this afternoon sold
nearly tickets enough to pay the debts
and tonight assisted the company In
the presentation of "Kathleen Mavour
neon" ut the opera house.
FISHES FROM THE MUD.
Citizens of l.inuood, Mich., Prolit by
the Recent Heavy (in It-.
Llnwood, Mich., May 21. By the re
cent heavy galo the water In Saginaw
buy was driven out two or three miles
from shore and thousands of fish were
left high und dry on the bottom of the
Many tons were picked up by the set
tlers, some llsh weighing all the way
from one pound up to thirty.,
New York, May 21. Arrived: Halle,
from Bremen. Sailed: Augusta. Victoria,
for Hamburg; Venetlu, for Stettin, Copen
hagen, etc. Arrived out: Normanla, at
Cherbourg; H. H. Muter, ut Br merhaven;
Lahn, at Rremerhuven: Virginia, at Co
penhagen. Sailed for New York: Ems,
from (ienoa: Majestic, from Queenstown;
Obdam, from Portland, England. Sight
ed: Norge, from New York fop Copenha
gen, etc., passed Dunnet Head.
Internal Itcvcmic Receipt.
Washington, May 21. Internal revenue
receipts for the 'past ten months uggru
gated $121, tir.0. 370.- all Increase over the, like
period of IKlu of l,008,1!m. As compared
with ihe ten months of 18SI5, receipts from
spirits shows u decrease of $1,690,302; to
bacco an increase of $1,0.11.2111; fermented
Honors an Increase of j2,027,287; oleomar
garine a decrease of S11JI.0S4 and miscel
laneous a decrease of 185,918.
1'ntal Holler Explosion.
Bluefleld. W. Va., May 21. On Rocky
Fork creek yesterday Kugeno Morris and
Sylvester Adams were instantly kllld
and John Simpler and Albert White prob
ably fatally injured by the explosion of a
boiler in a saw mill and the collapse of the
building. Morris leaves a widow and six
Allison Sabln, an old soldier, was suffo
cated in his room over a store In Flint,
Mich., during a lire.
The American Fisheries society, of which
L. D. Huntington is president. Is holding
its annual session in New York city.
After a disappearance of more than 30
years tfe nrst Confederate flag maile In
Mississippi has been found in New York.
John 8. Jones, who was hanged at Mur
physboro. 111., for murdering a woman,
confessed his crime on the scaffold and
C, Anton Funke tried to drown himself
In a CO-barrel beer vat at Houghton. Mich,.
but only succeeded in spoiling the beer
tor tne maricet.
STORMY SCENES AT
T. A. B. CONVENTION
EJitor Janus F. Judge Defeated for
ATTEMPT TO CRITICISE A PRIEST
M. J. O'Toolc 4'icalcd n Storm by n
.lloliou of Protect He .Madc-Tlic
IVr Capita Tnv tiiicMioii Was
Miuddlcd by Culling the Secretary's
SulnryOld Oiliccrs Itcclcclcd.
ct Convention ut Nunticoke.
Special from a Staff Correspondent.
Freeland. Pa., May 21. One thing Is
certain, and the ones who admit it most
l'reelv are men of conservative judg
ment; the thing is. that the Catholic
Total Abstinence union of the Sc.ranton
dloctro is in dire need of a copious In
jection of elixir of life, If It Is to be
preserved from disintegrating; and the
sooner the stimulus is given, the better.
The convention adjourned this after
noon at 4 o'clock. All the old ofilcers
were re-elected. Editor Jame K. Judge
of the Pioeesun Index, ran against John
J. O'lluru, the retiring president, for the
ollico of chief executive of the union,
and this competition was productive of
some of the acrimony. The next con
vention will meet In Nantlcoke.
Though the delegates were royally
entertained last night by the local so
ciety with an elaborate ball, and though
they weiv ut mass In St. Ann's church
this morning, these facts did not con
duce to serenity f temper. Just as
soon as the convention opened the dele
gates unsheathed their tomahawks,
reudy for the fray. They were im
putlont to get a whack at something,
not having much of a chance to get In
any of that work the day before for
some reanoti or another, not that they
were not in the humor for it, however.
The committee that had been ap
pointed on constitutional amendments
had nothing to do, und they so report
ed. They will meet at the call of D. A.
Mackin. the chairman, so-me time next
January. But the report of the com
mittee on ways and means was expect
antly awaited. When this committee
was appointed yesterday It was done
to avert a storm. Some delegate arose
and advocated un increase in the jKr
capita tax to Increase the assets of the
union, saying that the receipts now are
insufficient. He had. scarcely declared
himself when he wtu notified that If
the per capita tax were increased, sev
eral societies would withdraw from the
union. The matter was then referred to
a committee on ways and means.
MR. LA VAN'S REPORT.
Charles Lavan, of Wllkes-Barro, chair
man of the committee, read the report.
The committee dodged the per capita
tax question altogether and recom
mended that the salary of the secre
tary be reduced from $150 a year to 175;
that the delegates to the national con
ventions receive no more than $n0 each
for the trip, this to include their ear
fare: that the Diocesan union run an
excursion to Mountain Park op some
other resort on Oct. 10, 1SH7; that the
ways and means committee bo made a
permanent factor, bo that It may be
used in future to taito cnarge or any
such lesrismtlon similar t the per capita
tax tiroblem. and that societies be in
structed to abide by the oontraet made
by the board of government with the
railroad companies relative to trans
portation rates In connection, with the
Oct. 10 parade.
A motion was made that the report
he adopted and after much debate It
was lost. The different recommenna
tlons were then taken up singly. The
question of reducing the secretary's sal
ary brought rortn a large stzea kick,
but even the ones opposed to scaling
the figure down were willing that it
should be cut some but not cut In two.
An amendment to reduce it to J100 a
year was carried.
Then tho remuneration of national
delegates wis taken up. A for seeing
delegate brought, out the fact that it
was unconstitutional to reduce the pay
of national delegates. Inasmuch as the
convention last year fixed their pay at
$4 a day and car farp. A motion was
then made to repeal the action of tho
Carbondale convention in this respect.
President O'Hura said an attempt was
made to reconsider the same thing yes
terday and he confessed that he was
not sufficiently posted on parliamentary
usage to know whether or not the same
thing could be twice considered.
COUNCIL RULES QUOTED.
Advice was sought among the know
ing ones. M. J. O'Toole quoted Scran
ton council rules and Peter McCoy had
something to say also, but Mr. O'Toola
offered another suggestion that was ap
proved of. He thought that the union
Is a legislative body, enacting laws for
its own welfare, and It ought not to
make any difference whether twice re
considering a thing was allowed or not;
If tho majority of the delegates were
In favor of a second reconsideration,
why go ahead and reconsider It, that
wns all. After a good deal of further
debate, the matter was reconsidered
and it wns then decided to fix the pay of
the national delegates, who will go to
the St. Louis convention next Summer,
at$"i01naccordance with tho recommen
dation of the ways and means' com
mittee. The other recommendations
suggested were given the go by.
President O'Hara left the chair at this
timennd Vice-president McCoy took his
place. Mr. McCoy declared the elec
tion of officers In order, but before any
one had time to nominate his favorite,
M. J. O'Toole said, before going Into
that order he wanted to enter a pro
test against the action of Rev. A. P.
Doyle, of New York, secretary of the
National Catholic Total Abstinence
union, in expunging from the minutes of
the last convention anything but a
mere refernce to the minority report
presented by Rev. Father Zerchcr, of
Buffalo, denouncing the manufacture of
beer by tho Benedictine monks at
Mr. O'Toole characterized Father
Doyle's action as gross nnd glaring and
he made a motion that the delegates
from the union to the St. Louis conven
tion next summer be instructed to bring
tho matter up and have the minutes
Hon. John Kellry, of Carbondale. ex
pressed great sorrow that Father Doyle
should be charged with falsifying the
minutes, which he would be branded as
having done If Mr. O'Tcole's motion
was carried. He believed If Father
Doyle left anything out of the minutes,
he did It for the best Interest of the
Union. Some ldg delegate In the rear
M the hall said the priests are as liable
kn err as as nnybody else nnd ought
not to bo excused.
President O'Hara advised that the
matter be dropped. He said there Is a
motive and a reason for every net a
man does, and Father Doyle, whom they
all knew and revered, having heard him
m the platform through this diocese
last summer In the cause of temperance.
Continued on Paf 8.)
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