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JSCBA3CTON, PA., SATURDAY MOKNING, MAY 23, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
All the pick of this seas
on's choicest productions.
Prices Mcr Than WgM
Among the many Jots
offered we include such
especially desirable goods
38-lneh alt wool Jacquered Beiges.
Soft, mellow figure tints or light
mixtures. The dantlest of all our
Sale Price, 35c
40-lneh plain figured Mohairs: a
lovely rloth In the best of fashion
able shades, effects, dots and mix
Sale Price, 55c
48-Inch heavy all wool French D og'
onals In desirable light mixed vt-
fects. An Ideal weave for bicycle
suits, and just right weight. Lowest
former price, Tuc.
Sale Price, 59c
fancy silk finished Mohairs In neat,
mottled stripe effects; ' shades all
light; were 85c.
Sale Price, 62tf
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, 62 c
Mozambique Suitings, zephyr
. 'weight, exquisite new effects in the
leading summer tli ts an 1 c lo: intra.
Including Woodland Green, China
. Blue, Antique Wood, light and dark
- Plate and Hrown. The prettiest
ciotn or tne season.
Sale Price, 69c
Extra choice French Beiges in mot
tled, light color effects. YV.Uth, 46
inches; have been 85c.
Sale Price, 65c
46-lnch French Covert cloths, hand
some combination, tones on grays
and tans. A regular 85c quality.
Sale Price, 59c
lay' 21, .at 9 a. m
ALL EYES UPON
He Is Said lo Be for Silver ind Against
MYSTERY OF MR. QUAY'S VISIT
The Senator In Received in a Cordial
Manner at Canton-Evening Font'-.
Wild Umlrri lory..BWi Hopes
Canton. .. May 22. Senator Quay
was met at the depot at 10.25 by ex-
Governor McKinley ana several can
ton friends. Mr. Quay was accompa
nied by Attorney lirown, of Lancaster.
The meeting was extremely cordial and
friendly. The party drove at once to
the McKinley home, where the senator
spent all the time he was in Canton. '
Kxcept that he came tor a rnenuiy
visit Senator Quay would say nothing
as to his trip. He left here at 1.21 for
Beaver, having reversed nis original
plan of going there first. At the Mc
Kinley home the usual rule of silence
When the tra III bringing Senator
Ouav nulled In at the Fort Wayne
depot, there were several groups of ex
pectant people craning tneir necas m
atch a glimpse of the famous Pennsyl
vania senator. He quietly walked in
the crowd through the depot toward a
walttnc carr ace. As he entered one
side of the waiting room Governor Mc
Kinley came from another direction
and accosted the conductor of the train
and mnde Inquiry for the senator from
the east. The railroad man indicated
the direction Senator Quay had gone
and the governor started after the
senator. Senator Quay had just
reached flovernor McKinley private
carriage, which was in waiting, when
he was overtaken by the major, uotn
extended their hands. Attorney J. Hay
Brown, of Lancaster. Pa., accompanied
Senator Quay, but did not remain at
the McKinley home, but was driven to
To a reporter he said he did not know
what Senator Quay's mission was In
Canton. He had been Invited by tele
gram to Join the senator and he had
Quay and McKinley were In close
conference from the time the senator
arrived until the time of departure.
To a representative of the press word
was parsed that they were busy and
could not see any one, and that the call
was one of friendship only, that and
Senator Quav lunched with Mr. Mc
Kinley and afterwards was driven to
the train In the McKinley, private car
riage, accompanied by the major.
When the senator boarded the 1.21
train for Beaver, Pa., there was a hear
ty grasp of hands and a cordial good
bye from both sides, Major McKinley
smiling as he gave his parting salute.
Attempts to get either Senator Quay
or Major McKinley to talk on the oe-
nsion of the senator s visit, have been
futile. Senator Ouay snid a score of
complimentary things about Canton
and said he ttould go back to Beaver,
but on other matters he was as silent
as the sphinx. -
Ex-Governor McKinley left this even
ing for Cleveland, where he will be the
guest of Mark Hanna and other friends
WILL TALK LATER. -Beaver,
Pa., May 22. Senator Quay
was seen at his home this evening
shortly after his arrival from Canton,
and was asked to say a few words
about his visit, but no amount of per
suasion could Induce him to discuss it.
though he seemed In a happy frame of
mind, and conveyed the impression that
he might have something to say later.
He expects to be in Pittsburg tomorrow.
Huston. May 22. Tonights Boston
Record says thnt a communication was
received today by an intimate Boston
friend of Major McKinley in reply to a
letter regarding the latter's position on
the currency question. The letter re
ceived, the paper says, was addressed In
Major McKinley s handwriting and dat
ed from Canton", O. It contained a
number of newspaper clippings of Mr
Kinley's remarks, Including the follow
ing from a Chicago paper: "ir the Re
nubllcan platform . declares for free
coinage of silver, 1 will not be a candi
date. I would not run on a free silver
This declaration was maue at
Thomasville, Ga., a year ago.
THK POST'S STORY.
New York, May 22. The Evening
Post today prints the following dis
patch from a correspondent at Denver,
whom It editorially refers to as "trust
worthy": A prominent citizen of Denver, an
original McKinley man and u personal
friend of McKinley, incidentally told
your correspondent today that he has
recently received several personal let
ters from McKinley In which he con
fidentially tells him he will not veto
uny sliver urensure that may be passed
by congress, should he lie elected presi
dent, holding the opinion of the people
as expressed by congress us binding on
him. He also promises not to combat
any silver measure by influencing leg
islation. Inspection of the letters was
refused for "obvious reasons."
John G. Garrison, another personal
friend, confirms the above as McKln
ley's present sentiments. "I asked Mc
Kinley two years ago." he added, "to
come out for silver but he said, 'The
silver people, from my record, know
where I am located on the question.
To come out now explicit' ' would be
to lose the east In my canv "
Mr. Garrison says that the west will
be flooded with silver McKinley lit
erature In the event of McKinley's
The Filibuster Successfully Dodges
the Spanish Battleships.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 22. The
steamer Laureda entered tbi bay yes
terday and was met at quarantine by
a number of friends of Cuba. The
Laurada's captain reported that he had
landed safely on Cuban soil nine tenths
of the munitions. When about to land
the last loads, smoke was seen on the
horizon and fearing It to be from fun
nels of a Spanish man of war, the
steamer pulled up anchor and started
northward. After communicating this
information the Laurada headed sea
ward, ostensibly for New York. The
Three Friends cleared this port today
with arms and ammunition consigned
to Key West. The revenue cutter
Bout we II has been ordered to see her
across the three mile limit
CUPID'S SLY TRICKS.
Judge Bruckman Weds the Lady of
Hi Choice id Spite of Opposition.
Reading, Pa., May 22. Ex-Judge
George W, Bruckman, nearly 80 yeara
of age, applied for a marriage license
here but his ilstsf having filed a pro
test It wu refused hlrn. The bride was
tohavebeenMiss Carrie Heilman, aged
40. The judge is an Invalid having suf
fered several strokes of apoplexy and
It Is necessary for him to use an In
Not to be outwitted the judge and
Miss Heilman, it Is said, went to Cam
den. N. J., today and were married.
Judge Bruckman has considerable
property uud his bride is fairly well
FIRE AT LEWISTOWN.
Lumber Yard of the t'runrisrus
Iewlstown, Pa., May 22. Fire which
broke out late last night In the lum
ber yards belonging to the Franciscus
estate, extended to other properties and
caused a loss of about $:!0.000. The
Individual losses are:
The Kransclscus estate, lumber apd
warehouse. $11,500; Insurance, $1,350.
Mrs. W. C. Thrush, three brick dwel
lings, $4,00(1; Insurance $1,800. Peter
Dwyer, four brick dwellings, $7,500; In
surance, $5,000. Whitmer, Schwarx &
Co. groceries, $10,000; Insurance, $2,500.
Other losses about $25,000; Insurance,
It Is Decided That Bishops Shall Select
Their Places of Residence in
Order of Seniority.
Cleveland, O., May 22. Bishop An
drews, the senior bishop of the Meth
odist church, presided at this morning's
session of the genernl conference.
Portland, Ore., was selected as the
place for the last of the Episcopal resi
dences. It was decided after much discussion
that the bishops should select their
places of residence In the order of seni
ority. Bishop Goodsell was granted leave of
absence In order to go to Europe on a
tour of Inspection. He will look after
the consolidation of the two churches
A memorial to thirty-two different
nations and rulers on the subject of ar
bitration was adopted.
The following oftlcers were elected:
Secretary of the Sunday School Union
and Tract society, Merritt Hulburd, of
Wilmington; secretary of the board of
education. Charles H. Payne, of Cin
cinnati; editor of the MethocMat Re
view. W. V. Kelley, of New York; edi
tor of the Christian Advocate, Rev. J.
M. Buckley, of New York; editor of the
Western Christian Advocate, David H.
Moore, of Cincinnati; editor of the
Northwestern Christian Advocate, Ar
thur Edwards, of Chicago; editor of the
Central Christian Advocate, Jesse Bow
man Young, of St. Louis; editor of the
Pittsburg Christian Advocate, C. W.
Smith; editor of the Norther Christian
Advocate, J. E. C. Sawyer, of Syracuse;
editor of the California Christian Ad
vocate, W. S. Matthews, of-San Fran
cisco; editor of the Apologist, Dr. A. J.
Nast. of Cincinnati. - .
The amusement question will again
come up In the Methodist general con
ference. The committee on Judiciary
has adopted a report declaring tne
section of the discipline relating .to
amusements unconstitutional. A mi
nority report will oe presented.
The conference then adjourned until
Plans will be submitted to the confer
ence for establishing an insurance so
ciety under the auspices of the church.
The Idea Is that the board of bishops
shall appoint live of their own num
ber and one member of the church from
each general conference district, mak
ing nineteen persons in all, they to
constitute the board of directors of the
Under the plan proposed by the com
mittee each congregation Insures Its
property for three years and pays the
same premium as though the assurance
was given by one of the sttimlard com
panies, but only one-third of the pre
lum for the entire period Is paid In
cash. Notes are to be given for the
other two-thirds of the premium and
at the annual meeting of the board of
directors, when the dividend Is struck,
each congregation's proportion of the
profit shall be credited on the notes
given by such congregation,
GRAND LODGE ADJOURNS.
Appointments Made by Orand Master
Hall Williamsport Selected for the
Next Meeting in May, 1857.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 22. The seventy-third
annual grand lodge of Odd Fel
lows of Pennsylvania adjourned short
ly after noon today to meet at Williams
port In May, 18D7, having transacted an
immense amount of business and hav
ing one of the most successful sessions
In Its history.
The feuture of today's session was
the consideration of the resolution In
structing the grand representative to
use every effort to secure a repeal of
the action of the grand sovereign lodge
l:i excluding from membership saloon
keepers, bartenders, and professional
gamblers. Those in favor of the resolu
tion held It was not right to class the
proprietor of a respectable hotel with
professional gamblers and this argu
ment won the day and the adoption of
the resolution. It will be two years be
fore anything can be done. Meanwhile
subordinate lodges will take In whom
they please, Ignoring the existence of
such a law.
Resolutions was unanimously passed
instructing the grand representatives
to the grand sovereign lodge to use
every effort to secure the election of
Robert E. Wright, of Allentown, to the
oftlce of deputy grand sire of that body,
Another resolution ordered the Institu
tion of a home at Sunbury for orphans.
The installation of officers was among
tne nnai business, it is generally un
derstood among the delegates that the
protest made by Herman Becker
against the election of Samuel B. Mo
Keevcr, as grand warden will be
pigeon-holed by the committee and
never seen again. Grand Master Amos
H. Hall announced the following ap
Crand Chaplain, Charles S. Tinker,
Sharon; grand marshal, R. H. Graham,
Philadelphia; grand conductor. 13. IT.
Lootnls, West Chester; grand guardian,
James Montgomery, ' Philadelphia;
grand herald, John N. Neppar, Phila
delphia; assistant grand secretary,
August PfafT, sr., Philadelphia. The
appointment of various committees was
Ho Far as Reported Ten Persons Are
Guthrie, Okla., May 22. So far as re
ported ten persons were killed and many
Injured by the cyclone and water spout
which descended on this part of the
territory Wednesday nlgnt.
Eight cycloneB have pissed over
radius of fifty nines In this section dur
ing the last five days, but Guthrie has
always escaped owing to Its location.
Presbytery Confronted by the Indian
Polygamous Marriage Problem.
FAMILY AND LOVE MARRIAGES
Couflicl as to Which Should be Itecog
ui'edltrport of the Committee on
Sabbath Obervance"A Plea lor
the Christian Bicycle.
Saratoga. N. Y., May 22. The general
assembly began business promptly this
morning at o clock after the usual de
votional exercises of half an hour. Mod
erator Wlthrow was In the chair. The
most important matter of the day was
the announcement of the standing com
mittees, which he made up last night in
a long conference with the stated and
permanent clerks of the assembly.
"The report of the committee on Sab
bath observance was read by Chairman
Worrall, who. In presenting his report,
referred to the chief perils of Sunday
observances, such as the greed of gain,
which compels thousands against their
will to work on the Lord's day; the
dissemination of theories concerning
Individual liberty, and soelul order,
which are destructive of our best na
tional traditions; Sunday baseball
games; Sunday theaters, and Sunday
bicycle pleasure riding, etc.. etc."
The reference to Sunday bicycle rid
ing, which however, was not embodied
In the resolution caused some debate.
Dr. Kneeland. of Boston, spoke for the
tolerance of the Christian bicycle clubs
provided they attended no meets. The
resolutions were adopted.
INDIAN MARRIAGE QUESTION.
At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion Rev. Dr. Craven, of Philadelphia,
read the report of the committee, to
which was referred the overture from
the synod of India relating to the treat
ment in the mission churches of tho
polygamous converts there. The trouble
arose over a conflict In some of the
Indian churches as to which marriage
of the polygamous converts should be
recognized, the first or family marriage,
or the second or love marriage. The
custom of the country frequently com
pelled churches to recognize tho sec
ond marriage on account of the chil
dren, of this marriage, the first mar
riage usually being childless and the
children of the second marriage fre
quently being converts of the mission
One of the Presbyteries asked the
general assembly to refer the whole
matter to the Bynod of India, where the
situation was well understood.
Dr. Craven's report was long and ex
haustive. The committee refused to go
Into the details of the case, but con
fined themselves entirely to the consti
tutional question Involved. They found
that the referring of a question of polity
to a synod was unconstitutional and
they recommended to the assembly that
no action be taken on the overtures.
Consideration of Dr. Crav.n report
YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES.
Chairman Breed, of Pittsburg, pre
sented the report of the special com
mittee on young people's societies. To
this committee appointed at Pntuburg,
was referred the overtures for the for
mation of a Westminster league in op
position to the Christian Endeavor so
ciety, also overture asking for the rec
ognition In the assembly of the Chris
tian Endeavor and other young people's
societies by the Institution of a board
of young people's societies with paid
secretary and hired quarters In the
Presbyterian building In New York.
The committee s report Is against
these overtures. It recommends the
cultivation of young people's societies
by the church, sessions und presbyteries
but declines to advise the formal ap
proval of any society or the establish
ment of a Presbyterian society or socl-
tles or a board of young people's societ
ies. The report excited an amusing de
bate in which the merits and demerits
of the Christian Endeavor and other
such societies were well uired.
The committee recommends the adop
tion, among other things, of u resolution
The assembly deems It unnecessary to
prescribe any specific form of organiza
tion for Individual young people's socle
ties, while it expects them to conform to
certain a'-knowleilued principles, both gen
eral and particular, us follows:
III general, these societies are to be or
ganized and to work In conformity with
the historic position of the church as ex
pressed in her standard and Interpreted by
In specifying Its historic position the
committee states, among other things, (Tie
following In relation to tho political activ
ity of the young people's societies:
The separation of the church In its or
ganic capacities from all political creeds
and all methods of political action, ilur
young people's societies may not be util
ised for ihe advancement of any political
project, however apparently laudable. The
church Inculcates unon her members Ihe
loyal discharge of their responsibilities us
citizens, but in political matters leaves it
to the individual conscience to determine
us to political parties and candidutes and
A statement of relations of the so
cieties to the session was also pro
posed, which provided for a close su
pervision of the constitutional sched
ules services, election of oftlcers and
distribution of funds of the societies.
Presbyterian unions of such societies
were further advised by the report.
The whole report except the last
recommendation concerning Presby
terian unions was adopted without op
position. The debate upon the last
recommendation continued for more
than two hurs.
On division assembly adopted the
amendment striking out the clause
recommending the plan of unions to
the presbyteries. The assembly then
adjourned with the Breed report still
the order of the day.
('hairninn Taubcnpck Snys People's
I'nrty Knows Nothing of II.
St. Louis, " May 22. The announce
ment from Indiana thnt tho Populists
of every state- In tho union are to fuse
with the Democrats In case a free sil
ver platform Is adopted has excited
much Interest amons the local Popu
lists. Chairman Taubeneck, of the Peo
ple's party national executive commit
tee, when seen, said: "I know abso-
ltltolv nnthlnir nf tVin o r. x.. n
-J -. pun v lJM-
llst, blmetalllst or Democrat has ever
mentioned this to me. If the Populists
"i intuana nave agreed to a cnmblna-
tlnn nf thla Irlnrl Ih.v V. n ,,n Mn, t.l
- n...u wij 1 1 CI T V IIU1 laiiUI
any one Into their confidence. So far
as the national committee of the Peo
pie's party Is concerned, there is no
Iron Workers' Scale.
Detroit. Mich.. May 22. The Amalira.
mated Association of Iron. Steel and Tin
Workers completed the consideration of
;ne iron scaie at mis mornings session.
Many minor changes were made in it,
ri.tf referred back to the waao committee.
It Is thought that It will require at least
two days for Its consideration, when the
tin workers' scale will come up for aeUeo.
THE NEWS THIS M0RX1X6.
Weather Indications Tdy
Generally Fair, Coaler.
1 Quay Visits McKinley.
Knotty Question Before Presbyterian
Day's Work of Congress.
Dun's Trnd Review.
Kx-Senutor Wallace Dead.
2 Tribune's Popular Want Columns.
3 (l.ocul Young Christians at Plttston.
Preliminary Injunction Agalust a
5 (Local! "96 High School Graduates.
I'nknown Mini Dies at County Jail.
Mine Trouble tor Barber Asphalt Com
pany. Escaped from Prison Twice.
6 Society and Personal.
News of the Churches.
Market and Stock Quotations.
7 Suburban Happenings.
8 (Sportsl-Seranton's First Goose Egg.
Base Ball Review.
Alaska's Quaint Canltal.
lthandtrmwyn O'r Blaen.
10 (Story) "The Cause of the Difficulty."
11 Teaching Tricks to Animals.
12 News Up and Down the Valley.
PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
Stock Market Refuses to Obey Orders
for a Panic Business on a Firm
New York. May 22. R. G. Dun A
company will say tomorrow In their
weekly Review of Trade:
Failures for the week have been 227
In the United States against 207 last
year and 28 in Canada against 23 lust
There Is nothing like reaction In busi
ness, though the volume Is small.. The
stock market refuses to obey orders for
a panic. Manufacturers are not gain
ing on the whole, but very few are los
ing. Railroad stocks average a shade
higher than a week ago, and there is
abundant evidence that men of money
nre WRtching for the right moment to
buy at the bottom, certain that good
crops and definite political prospects
will bring Improvement In the fall.
Men of all parties have faith that the
American people will find the right way
to maintain the soundness of their cur
rency. There Is no longer the threat
ened danger that both houses of con
gress will go wrong and the success of
sound money In both parties as far
west ns South Dakota Is most signifi
cant. The business world hns the best
of reasons for refusing to go into a
panic, and It looks hopefully forward
for definite Improvement as soon as
political uncertainties are out of the
There Is nothing exciting in the spec
ulative market for exportable products
and the stories about damage to wheat
nave been numerous, but the general
belief regarding the future strpply is
rainy reflected m the decline of 1.62
cents per bushel. Cotton speculation
lifted the price a fraction for a day or
two, but It decltned again, and such
movements are always easy at this sea
son, when stocks can be easily con
trolled. The European and American
mill Hiiplles, with commercial stocks.
still exceed maximum consumption for
tne crop year, and the promise for the
coming crop Is decidedly good.
PIG A RELIABLE BAROMETER.
If the output of pig iron were always
a reliable barometer of business condi
tions, as some suppose, the returns of
furnaces in blast May 1st, according to
the Iron Age, 18X.S19 tons against 187,-
4.M April 1st, would be convincing. But
the Increase of stocks unsold since Jan
uary I hus been 24:i.!)15 tons, and this,
deducted from the output of furnaces,
leaves 2,976,"IK tons for four months,
which Is certainly in excess of the ac
tual consumption, because the stock
of the great steel companies are not
Included In the statement. The de
mand for nails Is so light that a re
duction of price is expected; the de
mand for structual works Is less ur
gent, but yet orders nre encouraging In
number, although new contracts are
for small quantities. Bessemer pig is
a shode lower, and the ablest observ
ers of the Iron market notice thut there
Is glaring incongruitv between pig at
$12.50, billets at $20.25, and steel tails
The boot nnd shoe manufacturers
have quite the best of It nt present,
nnd the factories are nearly all em
ployed full time, most of them having
orders for some months ahead. A slight
advance in omen's grain shoes Is the
only change yet made In prices, but
a gemrnl advance Is expected because
the market for leather Is much strong
er In tone, though this week unchanged
In quotations, while the Chicago mar
ket for hides is quite excited because
of scanty supplies and the average of
quotations Is nearly 7 per cent, higher.
The textile manufacturers nre still
waiting, as thev huve been for months
past, and the extensive curtailment of
production does not strengthen prices
In the least.
The Second of Dnptist Annivcrsnrics
New Board of Mnnngers.
Asbury Park, N. J., May 22. The sec
ond of the Baptist anniversaries, that
of the American Baptist Missionary
Union, was begun today In the Audi
torium. E. P. Coloman, treasurer of the
Union reported In detail as to the re
ceipts and expenditures for the past
The total receipts were $6.12,9.'4.32, and
the total appropriation $fi06.825.13. The
debt which on March HI, 1S95 was $189,
956.82 has been reduced to $163,827.6;!.
The following members were elected
to the board of manngers: W. T.
Stott, P. V., of Franklin, Ind.; H. M.
King. D. D., of Providence. R. T.; W.
T. Chose, D. I)., of Philadelphia;
George C. Lorrimer, D. D., of Boston;
E. M. Botent. I. D., of New Hnven,
Conn.; Wayland Hoyt, D. P., of Phila
delphia; John Humpstone, D. D.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.; B. L. Whitman. D. D
Washington, D. C: Edward Judson,
D. D., New York; C. H. Hobart, Oak
land, Cnl.; W. P. Walker, Huntingdon,
W. Va.! nnd J. S. Holmes, D. D., Tcrre
Haute, Ind. Pittsburg was named as
the place of next yenr's meeting and
Indinnnpolls was suggested for the
meeting of 1898.
New York, May 22. Arrived: Brltanlf!,
from Liverpool and Uueenstown; Ftierst
Bismarck, from Hamburg, Southampton
and Cherbourg. Sailed: Norwegian, for
Olasgow. Arrived out: Werkondnm, at
Rotterdam; Braunschweig, at Glbraltali
Hterurla, at Quccnstown; Normanla, at
Hamburg. Sailed for New York: Coluin.
bla, from Southampton; Ems, from Nn-
Sles; City of Rome, from Glasgow, May 21,
Ighted: Bohemia, from Hamburg for
New York, passed Beach Head.
ON BOND BILL
Measure Denounced by Mr. Hill as an Act
MAJORITY REDUCED BY TALK
Labor Commiskion Bill Discussed in
the House Sr. Barllctt Objects to
MrBridr's Historical Publications,
Which lie Designates as Cheap
Washington, May 22. An Important
and spirited debate took place in the
senate today on the bill Introduced sev
eral months ago by Mr. Butler (Pop.,
N. C. prohibiting the Issue of gov
ernment bonds without the consent of
congress. Air. Hill ( Dem., N. Y.,) spoke
for nearly three hours In condemnation
of the measure as an act of repudia
tion; and It was also denounced In most
emphatic terms by Senators Sherman
(Rep., Ohio), Hawley (Rep., Colo.,)
Lodge (Rep., Mass..) Baker (Rep.,
Has..) while It was defended and ad
vocated by Senators Mills (Dem., Tex.,)
George (Dem., Miss.,) Clark (Rep.,
Wyo.,) Teller (Rep., Col..) Allen (Pop.,
Neb.,) and Stewart (Pop.. Nev.)
The test vote on taking It up again
In the first instance showed a majority
of fourteen in its favor; but, when It
was displaced by the calendar after
two hours discussion, and a new vote
was required to take It up again, the
majority had dwindled down to two,
An effort was mnde to have a time
fixed for taking the vote, next Monday
but objection was made and the bill
went over till tomorrow.
The tlnal conference report on the
river and harbor bill was presented
and agreed to a satisfactory conipro
mlse having been reached In the mat'
ter of deep sea harbor In Southern Call
LABOR COMMISSION BILL.
The labor commission bill, discussion
of which was begun yesterday, has ap
parently failed for this session. The
rule providing for consideration of the
bill excepted conference reports on aP'
propriatlon bills from Its operation and
today s session was exhausted by mtas
ures of this character. The first was
the report of the partial agreement on
the river and harbor appropriation bill,
It met the vigorous opposition of
Messrs. Dockery (Dem., Mo.,) and Hep
burn (Rep., Iowa,) but despite their
eloquent denunciations of the Iniquity
of the bill, the report was agreed to
by a vote by yea and nays, but Mr.
Hepburn was able to muster tiufficlent
strength to effectively second his de
mand. Next came the sundry civil appro
priation bill and upon the plea made
by Mr. Bartlett (Dem.. N. Y.) the house
voted 150 to 59 not to agree to the
OBJECTS TO CHARTS.
His objection was to an Item appro
priating $12,500 to pay General James D.
McBride for 2.500 sets of his historical
publications, which he said were mere
ly charts, and "cheap, poor, Imperfect
The house voted to Insist upon its dis
agreement to all the senate amend
ments except those relating to public
buildings and upon these separate
votes were taken. As to all that were
reached before the house under the
rules took a recess until 8 o'clock. It
voted to Insist upon Its disagreement.
These were public buildings at Boise
Ctly, Ida.; Camden. N. J.; Cheyenne,
Wya; Helena Mont.; Kansas City,
Mo.; Little Rock, Ark., and postofftces
at Fortress Monroe, Va.
The conference report was agreed to
fixing the pension voted to Brigadier
General Joseph P. West, formerly Unit
ed States senator from Louisiana, at $75
The house committee on public build
ings today ordered a favorable report
on the bills providing an appropriation
of $60,000 each for public buildings at
Shamokin and Bradford, Pa.
It Is likely that the proceedings of the
sub-committee of the senate committee
on finance to Investigate the recent bond
sales will conduct its hearings in secret
Certainly that will be the programme .t
Senator Harris, the chairman, has his
way. He said today that his voice and
vote would be against an open session,
for he did not care to have the press
discuss the matter In piecemeal.
"I shall vote," he said, "to have the
proceedings conducted in secret, and if
my Influence can prevail this will be
done. Then If the news Is secured It
will be through the process of larceny."
Tbe Clearfield Statesman Expires in
New York From Paralysis
of the Brain.
New York. May 22. William A Wal
lace, who represented Pennsylvania In
United States senate, died at 7.25 this
morning ut 170 West Eighty-eighth
street of paralysla of the brain. Mr.
Wallace was taken 111 eurly In February
last, and for the past month has been
unconscious most of the time. The
ex-senator's sister, who Is the wife of
Judge David Krebs, of Pennsylvania,
and the ex-senator's son. William E.
Wallace, were at his bedside at the time
of his death. The other members of
his family, who hud been In the city
for several months, left for their homes
In Clearfield, Pa., last Tusday, think
ing that the ex-senator would live for
a long time yet. A notification was
sent them of his death. His wife has
been an Invalid for several years at
their home In Clearfield.
Senator Wallace's body will be taken
to Clearfield tomorrow morning at 8
o'clock and will be burled In the Pres
byterian cemetery at that place. The
time of the funernl nnd Interment have
not yet been determined. There will
be no funeral services here.
Senator Wallace leaves a widow, two
sons, William E. and Harry, and three
daughters, all residing In Clearfield.
The latter are Mrs. John Wrlgley, Mrs.
Judge David T. Krebs and Mrs. Alli
son O. Smith.
The senator was In New York with
a view of settling up his business when
he was stricken with the illness that
has resulted in his death. ,
(inil Hamilton III.
Boston, Mny 22. News received today
from the home of "Gall Hamilton" (Abi
gail Dodge) states that her condition Is
somewhat improved anil that It Is now
thought that her illness will prove much
less severe than that from which Miss
Dodge was prostrated at Washington a
Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, May 23. In the Middle stales
toilay,- fair and warm and leas sultry
weather will prevail, with southwest to
northwft winds, preceded by local thun
derstorms on the coast, followed by lower
temperature. On Sunday, fair, cooler,
northwest to northeast winds, followed by
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