The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 05, 1896, Image 1

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The following items are right In
season mid the values are far be
yond your highest expectations.
:5 Pieces
Belfast BMtlcs
These ore the highest class Im
ported goods that come to the
American market, and the designs
are all In this season's productions.
They include neat Dresden, Scroll;
Vine, Floral and Stripe effects.
Special Price, IPc
30 Pieces
"left's Mi
A beautiful Summer Cloth In combi
nation herring bone stripes and an
tique Dresden effects, also plain
hades. A remarkable value at our
Special Price, 2y2z
White linen, or navy grounds in
dots, scrolls, figures and stripes.
One of our best regular 12'&c values.
Special Price, 8c
High (Me Swivel Silks
America's very best production in
the daintest color combinations of
the season. Only 35 pieces.
Special Price, 22c
1 case Simpson's first quality Sat
lnes, than wlileh there is no better.
Black grounds only.flgures and dots,
white or floral effects. Worth 18c.
Special Price, I2y2z
1 Case Bress Glngtas
Best fast color domestic goods In
stripes checks, plnids and bright
clear effects. Endless assortment.
5pecial Price, 5c
Sit Offerings
20 pieces Cheney Bros, best China
Silks, 24 Inches wide; new Dresden
ffects, large variety. Actual value
Special Price, 50c
25 Pieces Taffeta Site
22 and 24 Inches, wide, pretty new
effects, especially designed for
Waists. Regular $1.00 quality.
Special Price, 69c
Blackburo WiU Rule the Blue Grass
Chicago Delegation.
The Colonel Say That the Tide V ill
Iterede Later--leeble Uieut to
the l'lnltormlteNuliitiouN Uttered,
lllnckburn Indorsed fur President.
Lexington, Ky., June 4. The Demo
cratic state convention reassembled at
9.30. It was after 10.30 before the com
mittee coil"... report, that on credentials
having been In session continuously all
night. Senator Blackburn was accord
ed a rousing ovation on entering the
Colonel W. P. T. Hreckenridge, after
being repeatedly railed for, had the dis
tinction of being the only gold-standard
niun to address the convention except
Chairman Long In what was called yes
terday his farewell address.
Colonel Hreckenridge was given close
attention, although he told the conven
tion the recent Bllver victory was due
to distress and discontent and its re
sults would he temporary.
The committee on credentials reported
for an equal division of the vote be
tween the contestants !n Kenton county,
the home of Carlisle, and for seating
the silver deli gates In place of the
Music hall or Haldeman delegation
from Louisville. The report gave the
silver men forty more votes than they
cast yesterday for Bronston for tempor
ary chairman. lAig discussion ensued
on the part of the majority report un
seating the "gold delegates" from Lou
isville, Colonel II. M. Stone leading for
gold and 'J. T. Finn for silver. Inter
ruptions and disorder protracted the
consideration or the report. The last
effort of the Louisville delegates was to
demand a call of the 119 counties on
the adoption of the majority report.
The majority report on credentials
was adopted yeas 67S, nays 214. Some
counties did not vote, whereupon the
delegates from the Forty-eighth district
at Louisville retired.
C. K. Wheeler, of Paducah, was then
Introduced as the permanent chairman
and addressed the convention.
The drift of the convention yesterday
was to make Senator Ttlackhurn presi
dent and General P. Wat Hardin, the
defeated candidate for governor, his
successor In the senate. The convention
was ten to one for the 16 to I ratio.
The features of yesterday were not
so much the speeches of Blackburn and
Haulln as the ovations that were ten
dered them In the hotel, convention hall
or wherever they appeared.
The committee on resolutions com
pleted its work last night, but the re
port was postponed until today. The
majority reaffirms Democratic princi
ples in the first section, other sections
being as follows:
Second We are in favor or an honest
doliur, a dollar worth neither more nor
less than one hundred cents. Wo favor bi
metallism, and to that end we demand the
free and unlimited coinage of both gold
and silver at the ratio of it: to 1 as stand
ard money, with equal legal tender power
independent of the action or advice of any
other nation.
Third We hold that the secretary of
the treasury should exercise his legal
right to redeem all coin obligations in gold
and silver as may he more convenient, ind
we are opposed to the issuunee of bonds
In time of peace for the maintenance of
the gold reserve or for any other purpose.
Fourth Wc are opposed to the national
banking system and to any enlargement of
lis powers, anil opposed to any contrac
tion of the currency by the retirement of
greenbacks or otherwise.
Fifth We are for a tariff for revenue
Sixth The Democratic party has ever
been the party of personal liberty and re.
Unions freedom, ar.d is now and has al
ways been opposed to any union of church
and state. It Is opposed to the enactment
of all laws the purpose or design of which
is to sustain or enforceany religious tenet
or sect, nnd to any law, organization or so
ciety, religious or political, secret or other
wise, that tends to proscrlhe any citizens
for or on account of his religious belief
or to apply any such test as a qualifica
tion for public office.
Seventh Resolution condemns Gover
nor Bradley.
Eighth Declares for party loyalty.
Ninth Instructs delegates to Chicago to
cast the vote of Kentucky as a unit lor
Joseph C. S. Blackburn for president.
A minority report will be presented
by A. J. Carroll, member of the com
mittee from Louisville. It omits In
dorsing Blackburn. Its financial plank
"Welnsist upon a firm maintenance of
the present legal standard of.yalue with
such use of legal tender, silver com nd
paper convertible Into coin on demand,
as can be maintained without Impair
ment or endangering the credit of the
government, or diminishing the pur
chasing or debt paying power of the
money In the hands of the ieople, and
In the absence of an International
agreement, we protest against the free
coinage of silver or the compulsory pur
chase of silver bullllon by the United
States as Injurious to the industrial and
commercial Interests of the country and
especially disastrous to the interests
of the farmer and the laboring man."
The majority report of the committee
on resolutions was passed with a whoop
after the minority substitute had been
aired sufficiently by the silver humor
ists. The electors for the state at large
Hon. William B. Smith, of Madison,
and James P. Tarvln, of Kenton. The
convention adjourned at 1.57.
P. W. Hardin, John S. Rhea, Senator
Blackburn and ex-Congressman W. T.
Ellis were elected delegates at large to
the Chicago convention by acclama
Is Not a Candidate for the OlUce of
Cleveland, Ohio, June 4. Whltelaw
Reld was In the city for a short time
today. After a . brief call on M. A.
Hanna, he left at 11 o'clock to visit
McKlnley at Canton. An Inquiry was
made as to Mr. Reld's view concerning
the man to be given the second place on
the ticket
"My big namesake from Maine would
undoubtedly wake the Ideal candidate,"
aid Mr. Reld. "The statement in favor
of his nomination seems to prevail In
all parts of the country."
"Will he accept?" was asked.
"The question should be, can he re
fuse. When a man enters upon the
public service and Is honored for years
by his party, ho cannot well refuse to
serve where the people wlsn to place
him. But I prefer to say little on that
subject. You know there are several
candidates in my own state."
"Would you accept the place?"
"I am not a candidate, was not a can
didate when I was nominated before,
and am sure thut he office is not seeking
me now."
"Should protection or silver be made
the chief issue?"
"The issue is simply that the people
realize that they made a mistake when
they entrusted the government to Dem
ocrats four years ago, nnd they will
put back the party that gave them a
strong protective tariff, a creditable
foreign policy and a sound currency." .
The Railroad Magnate the Victim of
Runaway Accident One Companion
Killed and Others Injured.
Newport, N. H., Juno 4. Austin Cor
bln and his nephew, Corbln Edgell, with
Dr. Paul Kunzler and Coachman Jthn
Stokes started on a fishing trip about ii
o'clock this afternoon. On going out of
the yard at the farm house, the horses
shied, tipping over the open carrlnge,
throwing the occupnnts down an em
bankment about eight feet against a
stone wall. The family saw the acci
dent from the piazza and hurried to his
assistance with the farm help. They
found Mr. Corbln conscious, but terri
bly wounded.
His nephew and the doctor were also
conscious. The coachman was uncon
scious and apparently hurt the worst of
all. They were carried to the house and
doctors summoned. Mr. Corbin's In
juries were very serious a compound
fracture of the rlgnt leg above and be
low the knee, a fearful scalp wound
over four inches long on the forehead,
cut through to the skull; one on the
light side of the bend three Inches long
and the Hp and chin budly cut.
Dr. Kunzler was thrown over the
wall and iiustalned a broken arm and
sprained ankle, so far ns known, nnd
Corbln Edgell had his leg twice broken
between the knee and ankle. John
Stokes' right leg was broken between
the knee and ankle, and sustained a
fractured skull. Stokes died from his
Injuries about B o'clock without regain
ing consciousness.
Dr. Bull, of New York, and a specialist
from Boston were telegraphed for.
Mr. Corbln died at 9.42 o'clock this
evening, shortly after the arrival of Dr.
Cllley,' from Boston. His son. Austin
Corbln, jr., arrived on a special train
from Boston about 11 o'clock, but too
late to see his father alive. All the oth
er members of the family, with the 'X
ceptlon of his son-in-law, George 8. 3d
gell, who Is In the west, was present
when he breathed his last. The cause
of the horses shying is said to be from
the fact that the coachman was driving
them for the first time without blinders.
Cold Hugs nnd KilveritcK Wrangle at
tnc State Convention.
Staunton, Va., June 4. The Demo
cratic state convention met h'.re today.
While waiting for the report of the
committee on resolulons. United States
Senator Martin made a speech In which
he commended the causa of free sliver.
He was confident that if all the Demo
crats of the country were Inspired as
those presant, they would elect their
president this year and, one, he said,
who would bo In accord with his party.
No one could, he continued, be a
greater "party wrecker" than the last
one elected by the Democracy. This
sentiment evoked pro'onjred cheers from
the silver and some hisses from the gold
Tlie platform declares adherence to
the principles of Democracy as an
nounced by Jefferson, Madison, Monroe
and Mason and the patriots of their day;
opposes McKlnleylsm, which proposes
to tax the poor man for the benefit of
trusts nnd lapltallnts; favors a tax for
revenue limited to the necessities of an
economically administered government;
opposes a third presidential term:
The platform further declares the im
mediate and complete restoration of the
bimetallism of money which existed in
the United States from 1793 to 1873 Is, In
our opinion, demanded by the Interests
of commerce, manufacturers and agri
culture, which nre alike suffering from
the continuous fall of prices and 'he
consequent embarrassment or bank
ruptcy of those engaged therein, and In
order so to restore it, we demand the
free and unlimited coinage of both sil
ver and gold at the ratio of 10 to 1 with
out waiting for the assent or concur
rence of any other nation.
ExOInyor Frank .11 ago wan VJ ill Marry
Mm. linriit's. v.
Chicago, June 4. Application wait
madu yesterday for a license for the
marriage of Frank A. Magowan, ex-
mayor of Trenton, N. J., and Mrs. Allen
Barnes, of Chicago. Robert H. Winn,
of New York, took out the license, as It
was Impossible for the prospective
bridegroom to be present.
Mr. Magowan gave his home as Tren
ton and his age as 38 years. Mrs.
Barnes' age Is given at 30.
Late this afternoon the Trenton man
appeared at the license clerk's window
and returned the document, explaining
that he had no further use for It. It is
presumed the couple went to Milwau
kee and were married today.
Officer Elected ut (iettynburg En
campment tor the Coming Year.
Gettysburg, Pa., June 4. The Sons of
Veterans, (Pennsylvania division) ad
journed their encampment to day. The
following officers were elected for the
ensuing year:
Division commander, James H. Taw
ney, Philadelphia senior vice com
mander, John R. Frazler, Bhamokin;
junior vice-commander, A. 8. Moul
thrope, Dubois; division council, John
Bower, Philadelphia;; A. S, Fisher,
Harrlsburg, and W. 11. Hall, Slatlngton.
The Ladles Aid society of Pennsylvania
elected Mrs. Kate Britten, of George
town, president; Miss Kate Hardcastle,
Philadelphia, secretary, and Miss Ella
Jones, Altoono, treasurer : .
An Adverse Report Is Ordered by the
Ways and Means Committee.
Characterized by the llepublicnus as
a Populist lcuure--.Mr. Whcclcr,
of Alabama, .Makes a Report lor the
Washington, June 4. The house com
mittee on ways and means today by
a vote of 33 to 2 decided to report the
ButKr bond-prohibition bill adversely.
The members of the committee voted
as follows:
For the adverse report Republicans
Dinghy (Me.), Payne (N. Y.), Dal
zell (Pa.), Hopkins (111.). Grosvenor
(Ohio), Russell (Conn.), Dolllver (Iowa).
Steele (Ind.), Johnson (N. D.), Evans
(Ky.), Tawney (Minn.). Democrats
Turner (Ga.), Cobb (Mo.) 13.
For a favorable report Democrats
McMUlin (Tenn.), Wheeler (Ala.).
Representatives Crisp (Dem., Ga.)
and McLaurin (Dem., S. C.) were ab
sent, both of whom, It is supposed,
would have voted for a favorable re
port. There was little discussion of the
resolution. Republicans spoke of It as a
Populist measure. Mr. Grosvenor made
the motion for an adverse report, which
was carried after the motion of Mr.
Wheeler for a favorable report hnd been
voted down. Chntrman Dingley pre
pared the majority report, and Mr.
Wheeler will make one for the minor
Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, opens his
report, giving the view of the minority
on the senate ant-bond bll by quoting
section 8 of the constitution which
gives congress the power to borrow
money on the credit of the United
"It was never contemplated," he says,
"that the act of Jan. 14, 1875, should be
conntrued to have any operation fur
ther than to effect the resumption of
specie payment In 1879. It certainly was
not' contemplated at that time to give
to any president unlimited and continu
ing authority to exercise the power
which the framcrs of the constitution
conferred upon congress alone."
The report quotes the resumption act
and says that at the time It was passed
It was presumed that the surplus reve
nues not otherwise appropriated would
be sufficient to very nearly, If not fully,
accomplish the purpose; and the proviso
authorizing the secretary to soil bonds
for coin was added as a measure of
abundant precaution. The full amount
of coin acquired by the secretary of the
treasury, Mr. Sherman, was $25,600,000;
and this sum, together with the surplus
in the treasury, fully accomplished the
resumption of specie payment. And
this purpose having been attained, the
power conferred by the act ceased to
"This," Mr. Wheeler contends, "is
shown by the wording of the act;" and
he asks, after hU reference to It, "if
anything can be clearer than that after
the resumption provided for had been
accomplished, the power given by the
act was at an end."
The report of the majority, he says,
refers to the resumption act "as an act
passed by a Republican congress."
This and other expressions of a parti
san character by the majority, he
claims, make It proper that the minority
should state tho historical facts con
nected with this measure, and he con
cludes his report with a review of this
character, giving the national Dem
ocratic platform of 1876, said to have
been written by Samuel J. Tilden, de
nouncing the resumption clause of the
act of 1875 and demanding its repeal.
Carnegie Company Furnishes Samples
That May Revolutionize Car Build
ing Four Specimens at Saratoga.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 4. The Carnegie
Steel company ha -J again demonstrated
that this Is essentially an age of steel,
and the results are calculated to rev
olutionize the car building industry of
the United States,
Four steel cars two hoppers and two
flats have Just been completed at tho
company's Keystone Bridge works de
partment and tonight they left for Sar
atoga, N. Y where they will be placed
on exhibition for the edification of the
Master Car Builders association, which
meet in Saratoga on the lGth Inst.
They are the first steel cars ever built
In this country, and will beyond doubt
prove to the car builders of the coun
try that cars of like construction are
entirely practicable and better adapted
to the requirements of freight trans
portation than the present carriers
Each of the hopper, cars weighs 39,9.'0
pounds .and has a capacity of. 100,00
pounds, and have been tested with a
loud of 120.000 pounds net. The two flat
cars weigh each 28,220 pounds with a
carrying capacity of 80,000 pounds. The
tests made here demonstrate satisfac
torily thut a train of seventy steel cars
will carry the same freight as 100 wood
en cars of the latest modern construc
Atlantic City Pen nnd Pencil Clnb
Passes Resolutions.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 4. The At
lantic City Pen and Pencil club, com
posed of newspaper men, this afternoon
passed resolutions condemning the
"fake" stories of representatives of sev
eral Philadelphia and New York papers,
and requested the mayor to write the
journals and ask them to reprimand
their correspondents.
Several monstrous "fakes" which
have worked Injury to this city -have
lately been given conspicuous space In
the papers Indicated and have necessi
tated the action of the club.
The Mnybrick Cane,
London, June 4. In the house of com
mons today Sir Matthew White Ridley,
home tecretary, said, In reply to questions,
thut he saw no reason for extending any
clemency to Mis. Florence Maybrlck, who
Is now serving a life term of Imprisonment
lu Woking prison for the murder of hor
Weather Indication Today
Fair; Slightly Warner.
1 Blackburn Owns Kentucky.
Veterans Break Camp.
Adverse Report Ordered on Anti-Bond
Senate Passes Filled Cheese Bill..
2 Tribune's Popular Want Columns.
3 (Local) Mayor Bailey Makes More Ap
Luxemocrger Trespass Suit.
4 Editorial.
What Some of Our Exchanges Say.
5 (Local) Royal Welcome for the Booths.
Street Railway Franchise War.
6 (Sports) Scranton Wallops Wllkes-
National and Stato League Games.
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Reports.
8 News Up and Down the Valley.
Proceedings ot the Meetings Held by the
G. A. R. at Chambersburg Newly
Elected Of iicers Installed.
Chambersburg, Pa., June 4. Many of
the veterans who were attending the
state encampment here have gone home.
The two chief events are over, namely,
the election of a state commander and
the street parade. But a large crowd
remains to witness the closing exercises
of the encampment, and to go to Gettys
burg tomorrow morning. At the meet
ing of the encampment this morning
Chief of Staff R. P. Scott, of Post 105
on behalf of the aides on the staff, pre
sented Commander Cummlngs with a
rich gold past department commander's
The amendment offered by Comrades
Vandersllcp anil Hicks to select national
delegates by districts was negatived.
Colonel Samples' minority report on the
same subject was also defeated by a
vote ot 243 to 252. A resolution was
adopted to refer the subject bock to a
committee of five.
. Assistant Adjutant General J. F. Mor
rison announced the vote for command
er as 4S0 for Darte and 330 for Den
worth. General J. P. S. Gobln made the re
port for the committee on resolutions
which recommended that the national
encampment change the resolutions so
that by a two-thirds vote of each post
Its members can be exonerated from the
payment of dues because of inability
and the per capita tax on such mem
bers can be released.
Upon all Grand Army of the Republic
occasions the badge of the order shall
be the only one worn. A resolution to
change Memorial day to the first Bun
day In June wns not agreed to. A res
olution to the effect that It la the senso
of the body that the sale of Intoxicating
liquors on Memorial day shall be pro
hibited by legislation was adopted.
Commander-elect Darte made an ad
dress and representation from the
Ladies Grand Army of the Republic and
Relief corps were Introduced and spoke.
The election resulted: Senior vice com
mander, W. H. Mackey, of Chambers
burg; junior, Frank H. Button, Corry;
chaplain, Rev, John Bayers, Philadel
phia; medical director. Dr. J. G. Sloan,
Monongahela; council of administra
tion, William J. Ray, Henry Y. Yohn,
William J. Patterson, Harvey Miller
and George H. Dant.
Thirty-eight delegates were elected to
the nntional encampment, after which
the newly elctd olflcrs were Installed.
The encampment then adjourned.
The Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic elected Mrs. Ada Shannon, of
Philadelphia, president
Philadelphia's Former Mayor Buried
at Lanrcl Hill.
Philadelphia, June 4. Ex-Mayor Ed
win H. Fltler, who died on Sunday, was
buried today from his late residence, 1600
Walnut street. Services were conduct
ed by Rev. Dr. William N. McVlckar,
and the interment was privately made
at Laurel Hill cemetery.
The honorary pall-bearers were Gov
ernor Hastlngs.Mayor Warwick, George
E. Roberts, president of the Pennsylva
nia railroad; Charles C. Harrison, pro
vost of the University of Pennsylvania;
ex-Mayor William S. Stokeley. John H,
Michener, Thomas Dolan, William M.
Singerly, Judge Craig Kiddle, Frank
Thomson, G. Asheton Carson, Commo
dore Edward Potter. Captain R. S. Col
lum, Colonel F. J. Crllly, Dr. P. D. Key
ser, George Rur.hton Howell, William
Morton cordon and Westcott Baiey.
Proceeding!! of the Seventh Annual
Session Held at Hurrisburg.
Harrlsburg, Pa., June 4. The Scotch-
Irish Society of America began its sev
enth annual seslson in this city today.
A number of distinguished gentlemen
from various parts of the country are
present. Mayor Patterson delivered an
address of welcome and Rev. Dr. John
S. Macintosh, of Chicago, responded to
the words of greeting. The president
of the Boclety, Robert Bonner, of New
York, is not able to be present owing
to Illness and has sent a letter declin
ing to stand for re-election as presi
dent. Many names were presented for
membership. This afternoon the mem
bers and visitors went to Old Derry
church and later to Paxtang church,
historic spots, where addresses were de
livered. A. Boyd Hamilton, of Harrlsburg;
Samuel Evans, of Columbia; W. Frank
lin Rutherford and Rev. Dr. N. G.
Parke and others made addresses this
evening at the opera house. Governor
Hastings delivered an address of wel
come on behalf of the state.
Steamship Arrivals.
New York, June 4. Arrived: Germania,
from Liverpool and Queenstown; Aachen,
from Bremen. Sailed: Columbia, for
Hamburg. Arrived out: Amsterdam, at
Boulogne; Furst Bismarck, at Plymouth;
Trave, at Bremen; Werra, at Genoa.
Sailed for New York: Kaiser Wllhelm ".I,
from Genoa; Teutonic, from Queenstown;
Spaarndam, from Boulogne. Sighted:
Britannic, from New York for Queens
town and Liverpool, passed Fastnet; Mo
hawk, from New York for London, passed
Portland Bill
Proposition to Impose Citizenship oa
Civilized Indians Agreed To.
Bill for the Scientific lnvextigation of
Fur Seal Fisheries Is Pnsitcd Con
tested Election Cases aud Other
Measures Disposed of in the House.
Washington, June 4. Very easy and
marked progress was made in the leg
islative work of the senate today. The
conference report on the naval appro
priation bill was disposed of after a dis
cussion which did not occupy more
than an hour's time. The motion to
recede from the senate amendment re
ducing the number of new battleship
from four to two was defeated yeas,
17; nays, 33.
The conference report was then
agreed to, and a further conference was
ordered. This was followed by the con
ference report on the Indian appropria
tion bill the controversy over that re
port bolng on the proposition to Impose
citizenship on the Indiana of the five
civilized tribes. The report was agreed
to yeas, 27; nays, 20; so that, when
the Indian bill becomes a law, those
Indians will have lost their tribal rela
tions and will have become citizens of
the United States. But, Inasmuch as
the conference had reached an agree
ment on the school question, and aa the
senate refused to recede from Its
amendment continuing contract schools
up to the first day of July, 1898, a further
conference was ordered.
An effort was made by Mr. Gear (Rep.
Iowa), chairman of the Pacific Railroad
committee, to have tho Paolflo refund
ing bill set down for consideration on
the eighth legislative day of next ses
sion, and then to be continued aa the
unfinished business; but the proposal
met so many objections that before It
could be acted upon, the morning hour
expired, and the filled cheese bill come
up as tho unfinished business, displac
ing Mr. Gear's motion, which la to be
renewed tomorrow.
The filled cheese bill was discussed
for a couple of hours. AU the amend
ments that were offered to It were voted
down and the bill was passed 37 to 13
just as It came from the house; so that
now It only needs the approval of the
The conference report (final) on tho
general deficiency bill was presented
and agreed to.
An effort was made by Mr. Lodge
(Rep., Mass.) to have the Immigration
bill taken up and made the unfinished
business, but It had to be abandoned in
face of the obstruction tactics on the
part of Democratic senators.
A bill for the scientific Investigation
of the fur seal fisheries was passed.
The contested election case of Murray
(colored, Republican) against Elliott
(Democrat) from the First district of
South Carolina was decided today the
first thing. By a vcte of 153 to 33 Mur
ray was declared to be entitled to the
seat occupied by Elliott, and he was
sworn In by Speaker Reed amidst Re
publican applause.
The case of Martin (Populist) vs.
Lockhart (Democrat) from the Sixth
North Carolina district occupied nearly
all of the rest of the session, and at 6.40
o'clock the house adjourned, with the
understanding that a vote should be
tuken the first thing tomorrow.
In this case also the majority recom
mended the seating of the contestant
The final report of the conferees on
the general deficiency bill was present'
ed and agreed to, and the following bills
were also finally disposed of: To pen
sion Mrs. Mary C. Gregg, widow of Ma
jor General John Irwin Gregg, at $60 a
month; to pension Mrs. William Lortng
Spencer, widow of ex-Senator and Brig
adier General George E. Spencer, of
Alabama, at $50 a month; authorizing
the restoration of John N. Quackenbush
to his rank and place as commander of
the navy, and his retirement by the
The river and harbor appropriation
bill, which was yesterday passed over
the president's veto by the senate, the
house having previously taken similar
action, was last evening signed by the
presiding officers of both bodies and
was this morning delivered by W. S.
Daniels, one of the vice-president's sec
retaries, to the state department for
record the law requiring It to be so de
livered by the vice-president In person
or by some one designated by him.
Bishop Crnnt Presides Over the 80th
Annual. Session at Reading. .
Reading, Pa., June 4. The African
Methodist Episcopal conference con
vened in this city this morning. This
is the eightieth annual session and there
are about eighty clergymen present.
representing over 100 congregations,
Bishop Abraham Grant, D. D., presided,
ltev. Noah D. Tempin, of Wilmington,
Del., delivered the opening sermon from
Phillippians i, 17. At the close of the
sermon these transfers were made to
the Philadelphia conference: Rev. Ed
ward S. Carhpro, New Jersey; Rev. G.
L. White, New England; Rev. H. H.
Cooper, Bermuda; Rev. J. T. Hammond,
Puget Sound, and Rev. J. A. W. Newell,
New England. Rev. John C. Brock was
elected secretary. John M. Taylor re
cording secretary and A. M. Buckley
statistical secretary.
Bishop Grant said that there had been
43,000 converts In his district the past
fours years. He said the negroes of 'he
south now own 700,000 homes. The af
ternoon session was devoted to the read
ing of reports of cergymen.
Hawaii's t.entle Knock.
Honolulu, May 28. Formal resolutions
In favor of annexation to the United
States have been unanimously passed by
both houses of the legislature. It is mere
ly a repetition of former action.
Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, June 5. In the Middle states
today, warmer, fair and more sultry
weather will prevail, with light south
west to southeast winds, followed by
cloudiness and haze on the coant. On Bat.
unlay, fair to partly cloudy, warmer and
sultry, with southerly winds, followed
by local rains and thunder storms in the
afternoon or at night-
Jtme Ojpsis Willi Some
Great Specials In (Mr
Which are worthy of the attention
of one and all The reductions are
genuine, and at the prices ought to
command a ready sale and close out
the lines In a few days.
1 extra choice silk and wool novelty
suits in Persian and grenadine ef
fects. .Were $24.60,
June Price $19.75
11 choice Persian and silk and wool
Bicflllene dress patterns. .Were
$17.60 and $19.60,
June Price $13.50
25 Extra fine suits In Scotch and j
isngllan cheviots, coverts ana
tweeds former price $11.60 to $15,
June Price $7.75 to $9.50
10 pieces fine mixed! suitings, all
wooi ana w in. wtae, lormss pries
June Price 29c
IS pieces Cheney Bros.' best quality
rrintea man silks, 24 In. wide,
at 480.
At 49c
510 AND 512
Every foot In the family
properly fitted with Hon;
est Shoes.
Take Notice
Weichel, the Jeweler;
has a nice line of Bicycle
Belts. Call and see them.
One of the latest novel
ties. 408 SPRUCE STREET.
Crockett's Preservative.
Ready Mixed Tinted
OlosslPaints, Strictly Pure
Linseed Oil, Guaranteed.