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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1901.
ON THE ISSUES
-President Presents the Sober
Side of Lite at the Holland
Sodetu Banquet. -
A WAIL OF PESSIMISM
Willing to Tako His Place Among
tho Sedato Sennonlzers The
Country, and in Fact the Whole
World in a Bad Way Tho Tried
and Sure Foundations of Our Lib
erty and National Happiness Have
Been Discredited Spectaclo Pre
sented by Great Britain and tho
United States in South Africa and
tho Philippines The Problem of
Saving tho Republic.
sly Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prest,
New York, Jan. 17. Tho Holland
society held its) sixteenth annual din
ner at tho Waldorf-Astoria tonight.
The Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke, presi
dent of the society, presided. On his
right sat cx-Presldent Cleveland and
TunlM G. Bergen at his left, while
covers wero laid for SOO und all places
v ere taken.
The speakers were Grover Cleveland,
Dr. Andrew H. Smith and Charles W.
Hx-Presldcnt Cleveland said:
The roidl.il welcome you extend to me is ex
ceedingly grateful and comforting for it gives
iik a pain of tattsfnetion In the ordeal that
onfronU inc. I am convinced that the art of
nuking n after dii.ner speech without distic-ss
h for mc a ecalcd hook; and as tho cars pasa,
I am only MVfd from complete wretcheduc'ta In
my effort In that direction by tho kindness and
toleration of those- who aro good enough to lis
ten to mc. 1 cannot rcent the charge that I
am apt to prcae,b a Bennon on occasions of this
kind; for 1 am afraid this accusation Is justified.
U h.is been my lot to be much on the sober side
of lite, ami to feel the prcssuro of great re
sponsibilities. Besides, 1 believe it sometime,
happens that on excess of light hearted gayety
treat's a condition of popular thought and itn
pu'ses that may profitably be steadied by Kdate
nt,c,estlons and the expression of conaervatl.e
cntlmenl rvun though It may be called so'
monizlng. At any rate I nra quite willing to
take an humble plaeo .among tho sermoniiera,
in tlds time of headlong national hetdlessnitb
ami to Invoke tho cultivation and suing grace
of Dutch conservatism.
This Is the kind of conservatism that counts
the cost, but for tho sake of principle and
freedom will disregard the cost; that lays out
a voyage by chart und compass and follows
chart and comnass to tho end; that loves the
liberty and national happiness which rest upon
tried und sure foundations; that teaches rever
ence for national traditions mid encourages the
pocplo'it satisfaction with their country's mb.Ion.
It i' the kind of conservatism In which our
constitution had its beginning, and wldch has
thue fir been tho tourca of our nation's safety
and tttcngdi the conservatism of Justice, of
honor, of honesty, of industry, o! frugality and
of contented home?.
Conservatism Cast Aside.
In this assemblage of those who know so
iv ell the meaning of theso things tho question
is suggested whether In present conditions this
tonscrvatlmi characterizes the conduct or guides
tho sentiment of our people. There can bo but
cne answer to this question. Conservatism has
In a great degree been Jauntily cast aside or
condemned as opposed to our country's welfare
and glory. A Btrsngo voyage lias been entered
upon without count of cost and without clart
or compass. The tried and sura foundation of
our liberty and national happiness hivo been
discredited. Ileveretice for our national tradi
tions has been relaxed and satisfaction with
our country's mission has been undermined. The
restraints and limitations of our constitution
have become galling and iilsome under tho
temptations of national greed and aggrandize
ment. Our old lovo, peace, honor ami Janice
has been weakened, and frugality and content
ment are not now trait) inseparable from Anieri
War, even with the world'3 advanced civill
ration may still be sometimes necessary and Jus
tillable; but whether necessity and Justifiable
or not tho demoralization Hut fcdlovvs In lis
train can never be evaded. It teaches bloody
instructions, which in a country whoso citizens
do tho fighting, cannot fail to leave their 1m
piess for a time at least upon public ami pri
vate life in tlmo of peace.
Thirty years after the close eif the war for
the preservation of the union a treaty of arbi
tration was formulated between tho United Stales
nd Great Ilrltaln which it completed would
have gono far towardj removing every pretest of
war between the two countries. Thus these- two
gieat English speaking nations, then assumed
leadership In tho path of peace and In adiocney
of tho abilltlon of war with tho hope und ex
pectation that the example would be follovvril
by other nations and tint a more genc-inl uelop.
tlon of arbitration as a meaim of settling Inter
national disputes would result in a great ad
ranee towards the abandonment of war through
ut the world. This treaty failed of confirma
tion in tho senate of tho United States, l.ie
than Bra years pissed, and these English speak
ing champions of peace and arbitration ore still
(perating in parallel lines ono on the Philip
pines and the other In Soulh Afilrn-but no
longer for peace and arbltiallom IJoth are kill.
Ing natives In an effort to josscm their land-".
This indicates a sad relapse, ami in our run
t is a most serlouj one. If England succeeds
In her attempt In South Africa, the will but
idd another to her list of similar acquisitions;
I bravo people will be subjugated, and becaiiso
if our engagement In a similar vendue in mi
dher quarter they will miss the expression of
imerlcan sympathy which vva arc accustomed fn
ixUnd to thobo who stiuggle for national life
ind Independence. On tho other hand with sve
cu in our subjugating elfnit a new untried
rid exceedingly perilous situation will be forced
ipon us. We can conquer tho Philippines, and
tfter conquering them can piotably govern thrni,
t Is in tho strain upon our Institutions, the
Ismorallzatlon of our people, the evasion of our
ionrtltutlonal limitations and tho perversion of
nir national minion that our danger lies. As a
lUtlnguLshexi bishop has Midi "The question
rot what wo shall do with the Philippines,
lut what the Philippines will do to us."
Beyond tho Old Lines.
Our country vvill never be the nine again.
Tor weal or woo we have already Inevoeably
isned berond the old lines.
Tim republlo will In some sort be saved.
Ihsll It be only in name and semblance, with
air external appearance but with the gfnns of
lecsy fastened upon Its vitals; or shall it,
fiough changed, still survive in such vigor and
Iretigth as to remain tho hope and pride of
ret Americans. The problem Ij a momentous
Ma. V solution depends upon the extent to
wldch the old patriotism ted good tense of our
countrymen can bo lescued from Impending din
ger. Thus these aro sober days for thoughtful
citizens days for preaching days for sermoniz
ing. If we ore to bn saved from disaster It must
b through the cultivation and enforcement of
that tort of conservatism that should And a
congenial homo in tho Holland society. In the
midst of reckloss tumult and In the confused
r.igo of national greed and bloodiness, this con
servatism should defiantly stand forth and de
mand a hearing. Irtt It bo proclaimed that
American freedom and popular rule cannot perish
except thiough the madnces of tho-e who have
them in their keeping; and by tho blood and
Kacriflcrs of our fathers, by the lofty achieve
ments of the freo Institutions they established,
by our glorious victories of peace, and by our
rtllanee on the promise of Ood, let Dutch con
servatism enjoin upon our paoplo a faithful dis
charge of their sacred trust.
Following Mr. Cleveland, Dr. Andrew
II. Smith spoke on "Dutch Discover
ies," und the Hon. Charles W. Dayton
spoke to tho toast "The Dutch Dames."
"MR." HALL WAS A WOMAN.
Strange Case of a Masquerading Em
ployment Agency Proprietor.
Dy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Jan. 17. The death of llunay Hall,
propiletor of an cmplo.v mont agency on Sixth
avenuo, whs reported tod.iv. Hill died from
cancer of the left breast and when Dr. William
(.'. tlallagher made an examination he found
"Hall" to be a woman. Dr. Gallagher learned
from other occupants of the house where "Mr,
Hall" lives that "Mr. Hill'" wife died two
years ago after a married life of twenty ears.
Many who had known Halt for jears never '
Buspected that she wax not a man, Coroner I
Zucca tonight said the dead Murray Hall was a
w email about 42 venrs of age and had clres-sed
as n man in order to help the business along.
Neighbors declared that "Mr. Hall" had lcn
twice married. His second "wife" who died
two years ago, was well known and well liked,
WANTS AN UNKNOWN
A New Democratic Leader Will Be
Necessary to Arouso Enthusiasm.
A Man Will Come with
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 17. Henry Wat
terson was asked tonight what ho
thought of Mr. Cleveland's suggestion
respecting giving the "rank and file"
of the Democracy a chance.
"Four years Is a political genera
tion," he said. "The times and the
party will tako care of themselves."
"Do you think David H. Hill, of New
York, will be a formidable candidate?"
"You had as well ask what the
weathor conditions will be when tho
next Democratic national convention
meets. In my opinion, however, the hope
of the party lies In the coming out of a
now leader from ono of tho strong
northern states, New York, Ohio or In
diana. I think, too that he will be a
man now comparatively unknown. You
will recall that Tllden and Cleveland
were almost unknown when they were
nominated and elect; Hied the country.
The man always comes with tho occa
sion." "What about Mr. 'Bryan?"
"He is an unknown quantity. lie
is still strong and young. It Is in his
power to do the party a deal of good
or a great deal of harm, according to
the position ho may take. He possesses
n great deal of Influence with the peo
ple." Mr. Wattcrson declined to character
ize silver as either a dead or a living
issue, or to express an opinion as to
whether or not Mr. Bryan was cdeav
orlng to continue In the leadership of
PEDLER HANGING IN A BARN.
His Caso of Goods Will Be Sold to
Give Him a Deoent Burial.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 17. On the
person of p.gcd Louis Brletenbach, a
German-Jewish spectacle pedler, who
was found hanging stiff and cold In
death In nn old barn near hero today,
was a letter addressed to the coroner
and requesting him to notify his father
in Bavaria that ho had committed sui
cide. Coroner Kelin bays that tho ped
ler must have hung himself a week
His pedler case of goods will bo sold
to give him a decent butlnl.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
fienoa, Jan. 17. Sailed; Pint llinmmh- ((mm
New York), Aleamhl.i. howrutnplori Sulkd;
Augusta Victoria (fiom liimbuig), via Cher
bourg, l'lymoulh Saile-d: Craf WaMcrseo (fiom
Hamhiug), Xcvv Yoik. Quccnstovwi bulled;
Oceanlo (.from I.lvcip'ied), New- Yoik. Movllle
Airtvul! Atmla, Xevv York, ;iagew ami
pioeeciled, Hntierilani Silled: Amsterdam,
lie ulugnc ui! New Yolk.
Respite for "Froggy" Johnson.
Dy r.xeluiive Wire fiom The Aovhitcd Prcis.
Annapolis, Mel., Jjn. 17. C.'luilei, alias "1'iog
Ev" .loin. it'll, entered, who was to have ben
hanged hue tomenow 'r tho iuuielr of Hester
Pemil, his mlstnsj, hn been gr.inied a ie
spite of four weeks bj Governor Smith, eirxm
the rrcoiKinriuliliuii of the itat-' attorney, whet
sajs tint newly dlsrovered evidence makes It
doubtful If the m.m 1. guilty ol inurelei In th
Library for Syracuse.
By Kxcluslve Wire from Tho Associated WeM.
Syracuse, .V. Y .Tan, Mayor James K.
Mcfluiro lereivtd a letter today frjm Anc'rcw
Carnegie statins that If 8)racur would furnish
a good location and acrce to spend iiO,O0O a
j ear upon its library, he will icive the city a
bullcllnir to rot Mno.noo, The city will com
ply with the conditions.
Murderer Morrison Hanged,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Winnipeg, Jan. 17. John Slorrlson, who mur
deied a whole family, father, mother and three
children, lumed McAilhur, rear Mooremiu, two
months ago, vn handed here today. Tho con
demned man was cool and collected. The scat,
fold was the samo on which Louis llicl, the
rebel, was hanjed on In lt-83.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Bethlehem, Jan, 17, A paase.tjrr train on tho
Baniror branch of tho Jersey Central railroad
killed Contractor Tnaddeus ritler at a crrade
croslne; near here today. Stler was hastening
to woik nnd w-.n ildlue in n tup cairlugi-. 'I he
home was killed, the eurrl.c broken to atoms
and Stlcr suffered a broken nek
Families o! the Buroners and Their
Stock Are Brouoht Into
Gamps and Fed.
REFUGEES MAY WORK
Those Who Surronder Voluntarily
Are Supplied with Full Rations
and Women Whoso Huabands Aro
Still in tho Field Will Be Given
Half Fare Martial Law Pro
claimed at Capo Colony.
ny Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Vies',
Tretorln, Jan. 17. Boer fnmllle.4 and
their stock are being systematically
brought into convenient centers from
all over tho country. They uro kept
In camps and fed. Those who sur
remler voluntarily are supplied with
full rations and those 'whoso hus
bands aro still in tho field nre pro
vided for on a reduced scale, which
is raised when the husbands surren
der, to a full allowance.
livery opportunity Is offered to the
refugees to work for .pay and for
sreclal provisions. Prominent burgh
ers who have burrendercd are allowe!
to visit the camps in order to nscor
taln the facts as to the treatment.
Standerton, Jan. 17. Boer women,
brought in by tho military, report that
William Steyn, who was appointed a
delegate of the Boers hero to ask this
fighting Boers to surrender, under
Lord Kitchener's proclamation, was
made a prisoner and sent to Plctre
wlef, accused of high treason. Tha
Boers are still active around Stander
ton. Capp Town, Jan 17. Martial law has
now been proclaimed In e'$y part of
Cape Colony except the districts of
Cape Town, Simonatown, Wynberg,
Port Elizabeth and East London. It
has also been proclaimed In Tombu
land, Grlqualand East, and in East
and West Pondolund.
It has been proclaimed unlawful for
nny person in the Cape Colony penin
sula, except officials and regular or
Irregular troops to possess nvms and
ammunition, or either.
"STOP THE WAR" MEN
They Object to a Policy of Extermi
nation in Dealing with the Fol
lowers of De Wet.
By Kxchi'ive Uire from The Associated I'revi.
London, Jan. 17. The "stop the
war" committee today passed the fol
"Orders which a British officer re
ports he persotmlly received, reveal
the adoption by Lord Roberts and
Lord Kitchener of a policy having for
its aim the extermination of a heiolc
nationality by starving Its women and
children and tho deliberate mnscaorij
of unarmed prisoners."
The latter clause allu3e3 to General
Kitchener's alleged secret orders to
Genernl De Wet's pursuers to tako no
Copies of letters from an unnamed
British olTIcor, containing these nnd
other charges, will be sent by the com
mittee to Lord Salisbury, Lord Rob
erts and others.
DEFICIENCIES OF ENGLAND.
Joseph Chamberlain Calls Attention
to Needs of tho Hour,
By I'.xclutlve Wire from The Associated PrcfJ.
London, Jan. 17. Mr. Joseph Cham
berlain, as chancellor of Birmingham
university, made a speech to the gov
ernors today on tho need of English
men of higher educational facilities. He
nald no one could read Lord Roseber
ry's speech of yesterday evening with
out being Impressed with the deficien
cies! of England. Mr. Chamberlain al
luded to the series of articles published
In the London Times on the superiority
of American manufacturing appliances
and methods and to England's general
commercial position as t-omewlmt fall
ing behind. Ic was a critical time, ho
Mr, Chamberlain referred approving
ly to the fact that with tho growth of
Individual wealth in the United States
had grown a sense of responsibility,
tho donations amounting In some cases
to millions of pounds sterling.
A Robber, Who Kills W. Pearson, 13
Captured by Police.
By Rxcluslvo Wire fiorn The Associated Press.
London, Jan. 17. A sensational mur
der wa3 committed this afternoon on
a train of the London und Southwest
ern ratlroad. The murderer, who Is
said In somo quarters to he un Ameri
can, entered tha car occupied by Mm.
King, of Southampton, and W. Pear
son, of Winchester, at East Light.
When passing Surblton the man drew
a revolver, killed Pearnon and wounded
Mrs. King In tho cheek. Ho then rilled
tho pockets of Pearson.
Tho murderer Jumpwl outof the train
at Vaux Hall, but was pursued and
captured. The police, thus far, decline
to give the man's name.
Miss Rockefeller Married.
Ily Exclusive WIro from The Associated Press.
New York, .1n. 17. MIm Alta ItocUfcller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ilorkefellcr.
was married this afternoon at the residence of
her parents, in this city, to K. I'armelee Pren
tice, youne lavvjer of Chlcarro. Tho wvddlna;
was very quietly celebrated. The lurge cliuri'Ji
'ceremony rrlttlnally planned, had to be itlven up
fonlng to the reevnt death of the little nephew
of the bride, a son ol Mm. Harold McCormltle,
ALVORD HOPES FOR MERCY.
Thinks Something May Be Dono at
tho End of First Sentence.
By Exclusive Wire from Th Associated Press.
New York, Jan. 17. Tho Evening
World today prints an interview
which a reporter had with Cornelius
L. Alvonl, Jr., the bank defaulter,
vyhllo the latter was on tho railway
train that carried him to Sing Sing
penitentiary to serve a sentenco of
thirteen years. Mr. Alvord attributed
his downfall to speculation In Wall
street. After telling how, from a
small beginning, hu became involved
to the amount; of $690,000, Alvord said;
"I haven't u dollar hidden away. It
Is gone. I made restitution to the
bank. They got all that was left.
"I did not expect my sentenco would
be" so heard. I thought I would gat
eight or ten years on tho ilrst Indict
ment, but 1 think something will be
dono when I finish tho first sentence.
I don't think tho bank will bo too
haul with me."
WOMAN KILLS A HUGGER.
Jabbed Him with a Knlfo
Blood Poisoning Followed.
fly Kxcluslve Wire front The Associated Prei.
New York, Jan. 17. At a party at
No. .".02 East Tenth street, New Year's
eve, Florlen Mellchar, of No. 520 Sixth
street, tried to hug every woman In
the room. When It camo the turn f
Mrs. Bosh Long, of No. 372 East Tenth
strict, she picked up a tablo knife and
stabbed Mellchar In the arm.
Ten days later blood poisoning de
veloped and today Mellchar died In
Bellevuei hospital. The woman Is In
United Stntes Marshal Takes 817,000
Worth of Diamonds.
Ily Kclulve Wile from The Associated Press.
Trenton, Jan. 17. United States Mar
shall Alrott, of the New Jersey ells
trlct, went to New York yesterday and
formally seized $17,000 worth of dia
monds which were brought Into this
country by Antonio Ansenla, without
paying duty on thein. The goods were
found on Ansenia's person by customs
uinelalH as Ansenla was leaving the
steamer of the Hamburg-American line
at lloboken. Ansenla was arrested,
but the diamonds will be held pending
n decision by the treasury department
as to whether he Is guilty of smuggling.
His derense U that he Is a Cuban nier-c-hant
and that he is merely passing
through this country on his way to
Cuba. The ellamoi els were concealed
In pockets of a large belt which An
senla had around his body and were
accidentally discovered by u custom
house inspector who happened to place
his hand on Ansenla's back as the lat
ter wa leaning over a trunk. There
aro sixteen separate nrtlcles of an ap
nrnltsed valuation of $11,000.
The New York customs otllclals, It Is
believed heie, are In posserslon of ad
ditional details regarding the case.
CADET WITH A MEMORY.
James Pifentice Thinks He May Have
Been Mistaken Regarding Booz.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press
West Point, N. Y.. Jun. 17. Tho con
gressional committee only held two
scsslonrt at tho West Folnt military
academy today. Tho afternoon ses
sion was only a little over the hour.
The committee afterwards attended a
cavalry drill at the riding academy,
and after dinner they were entertained
at a concert by the West Folnt Mili
tary band at the Cullom Memorial
Only two witnesses were examined
today. The first was Cadet James
Prentice, who had accused the late
Ofccnr L. Booz of feigning to read his
Bible when he had a novel hidden in
fcltle the cover. After a long1 examina
tion by the committee. Prentice said
that he believed that hu wus mistaken
and Boo, might have been reading a
lesson leaf or a supplement to the
Tho other, and moro Important wit
ness, was Cadet Douglass McArthur,
ol whom tho probers after facts about
hazing had heard a great deal gIuco
they came here.
McArthur stoutly denied that he had
ever fainted or bpcamo unconscious
from violent exercising, and Insisted
he had not been treated any moro
harshly than his tent mate. Cunning
ham, and several other classmates. IIe1
told the' committee that he had been
feeling under tho weather before ho
had been hazed on tins night In ques
tion, and sworo positively that he had
neither convulsions nor hysteria In
The whole matter, he unlil, had bvu
greatly exaggerated and tho story that
cotton had been stuffed Into his mouth
to fitlilo Ills gtoans, was perfectly ab
surd. He acknowledged, howover,
that Cadets DocUery and Barry had
oxprclsed him until his muscles be
enme cramped nnd ho lost all power
over them. He admitted that ho lay
on his cat and moaned, but did not
DOSSCHIETER CASE. '
The Counsel for Defense Makes Ar
guments, Ily llNelu-lve Will! from The AsvjcUtod lress.
Patterson, N. J., Jan, 17, Michael
Dunn, of counsel for the defense In the
Jennlo JJ l .schlcter murder case, closed
his argument at 4 o'clock this after
noon. Ho hud spoken almost continu
ously from the noon recess. Mr. Hoff
man, also of counsel for the defense,
asked that the court ndjourn to that
ho would not havo to begin his address
before morning and this was agreed
It Is expected that iMr. Hoffman will
speak for at least two hours. He will
then be followed by Mr. limly with tho
closing urgument for the state. It Is
expected tho caso will reach tho Jury
in tho nfternoon.
Carter Gets Decision.
fly Exclusive WIro from 'Ilia Associated l'reas.
Hartford. Conn., Jan. IV. Kid Curtcr cot ties
decision over .Ion Walcott tonlsht In the twon- battery on George Kcllmor. . O, 1'. Afton was ao
tlcth round on a foul. quitted.
Auditor General's Vote Computed
In Joint Session of Sen
ate and House.
BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
A Number of Rills Are Read for the
First Time One of Interest to the
Pennsylvania, Railroad Appropri
ations for Soldiers' Monuments,
Hospitals, etc. A Dill to Correct
the Defects in Law Regulating
By Kxcluslve U'lie from The Associated Press
Harrlsburg, Jan. 17. The vote cast
for auditor general lost November was
computed today at a Joint session of
the senate and house. Previous to the
session of the Joint convention tho
senate met nnd read a number of bills
for the ilrst time. One permits tho
Pennsylvania Railroad company to In
crease Its capital stock to $100,000,000.
Another creates an additional common
pleas court In Philadelphia. Bills were
Introduced as follows:
Mr. Ottmmlngs, of Warren, creating
a commission and appropriating $r0,
000 for tho erection of a monument In
tho National cemetery nt Anderson
ville, Ga to 'commemorate the hero
Ism, sacrifice and patriotism" of the
Pennsylvania soldiers who died In An
dersonvllle prison during the Civil war.
Mr. Grady, of Philadelphia, appro
priating $180,000 to the Hahnemann
hospital, Philadelphia. Appropriating
$331,730 to the Medlco-Chlrurglcal hos
Mr. Miller, of Cumberland, to pro
vide for tho burial of honorably dis
charged soldiers, sallor.s or marines
who served In the United States In
any war, who die In almshouses und
like Institutions, and to authorize
county commissioners to purchase
plots of ground for the burial of hon
orably discharged soldiers, sailors or
marines who served the United States
In any war, who die In Indigent cir
cumstances. Mr. Stleman, of Cambria, .authoriz
ing water companies to condemn prop
erty und rights for the purpose of ob
taining and supplying wc.ter or 'totter
power, and mnklnir valid all ucts and
proceedings heretofore done or taken
by water companies under the color of
charters or letters patent of this com
monwealth. The bill Is designed to
correct the defects In the existing law,
which the Supreme court has declared
Mr. Scott, of Philadelphia, offered a
resolution, which was adopted, creat
ing positions of secretary to the Judi
cial general and appropriations com
mittees at a salary of $600 each.
The senate adjourned until 9 o'clock
next Monday night.
The house adjourned Immediately at
tho close- of the Joint session until next
Wednesday evening nt 0 o'clock.
XONQ-PARTED LOVERS WED.
Happy Ending of Romance Begun
Fifty-seven Years Ago.
By Exclusive Wire trcin The A'soclafcd Press.
Jersey Shore, Pa., Jan. 17. At Cul
vett, a village near here, this evening
occurred theweddlng of Palmer Chum
way, aged seventy-six years, and Mrs.
Harriet Francis, aged seventy-live
years. Fifty-seven years ago this
couple were engaged to wed, but a
quarrel estranged them. Both mar
ried, and Mrs. Francis became the
mother of nine children. Chumway Is
the father of rIx children.
Seven years ago Mrs. Chumway died,
and three years ago Mrs. Francis be
camo a widow. Throe weeks ago
Chumway went to the home of Mrs.
Francis, nt Ulysses, Potter county. A
reconciliation was effected, and today
they camo to Culvert, to the homo of
Mrs. Fr.tnois' son, to bo married.
Another Attempt to Keep the Dowie-
ites Out Fails.
Dy Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 17. W. H. Broth
era and seven other laco operators,
with tho members of their families,
making twenty-llvo in all, who hud
been refused a landing at Portland,
Me., on tho gtounel that they were con
tiact laborers, havo been permitted by
the tieasury department to land. They
were engaged by Dr. Dowio to work in
his lace factory at Zlon City.
Tho department found that similar
labor for this purpose could not bo ob
tained In this country and hence, under
tho law, they were entitled to land.
Tho operators t come from Breeston,
near Nottingham, England.
TRAMPS AT WORK IN CHAINS.
Bloomsburg's Punishment for No
mads Who Are Arrested There.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Prevs.
Bloomsburg, Pa., Jan. 17. Flva
tramps arrested last evening were this
morning sentenced to pay a line. This
they were unablo to do. Two of them
are women, und theso were placed In
Tho three men were put to work upon
Bloomsburg's streets today, with ball
and chain to their feet, breaking stone
and shoveling tho mud from crossings.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press
Potlsvllle, Jan, 17, The jury convlrted Stephen
Orrircnki, ficorgo Tonivhlcle, Milec Martin, Thomas
Ilarcur, Mike Callahan, .lacob WKhtmer, John
Hotter, Charles Ilovlsh and bteven Tonush of riot
at lnitrl i nn kfvnr 11 Iali- ul,on rWH-mi. Dilnl.
,., ,(11td B11j fIcoriro K .. ound'd.
Ilarcur 'was convicted of acrcravatrd assault and
THU NEWS THIS U0KN1NG.
Weather Indications Today.
PAIItJ NOnTHWBBTBrtLY WINDS.
1 General Itemarkablc Demonstration Greeted
Senator Quay on His Arrival at Washington,
btato Letrtslatlve Dolnzs.
Boer N'oncombatanta Systematically Gathered
Grover Cleveland's Speech at th Holland
3 General Carbondale Department.
t Local Ordinance Introduccel for tlict New
Dolnirs of a Day In the Lackawanna County
Tho Hlsht to Acquire and Hold Colonics.
6 Local Spirited Council Meeting.
Superior Court Hears Lackawanna County
6 Local West Scranton and Suburban.
7 General Northeastern Pennsylvania.
1'lnane.lal ami Commercial.
8 Ixical Live News of the Industrial World.
GREEN GOODS MAN
Q. Bnrnett, Alias Evans, Caught in
a Net Spread by United States
Dy Cxclu'lve Wire from Tho Associated Presj.
Philadelphia. Jan. 17. United States
postal Inspectors today arrested at
Allentown, Pa G-. Barnett, ullas
Evans, whoso address is not known,
charged with using the malls in a
scheme to defraud, and of counterfeit
ing, and who Is believed by the gov
ernment oillcors to bo a member of a
supposed gang of counterfeiters and
"green goods" men, whose, hoadouar
ters are In New York city, and from
where scores of circulars havo been
sant throughout tho country, Inviting
farmers and others to come into tho
scheme. Ho was brought to this cltv
and held in $5,000 by United States
Commissioner Craig for a. further
hearing next Friday.
The only witness examined at the
commissioner's heating was Postolllcu
Inspector M. C. Duryen, who said that
some tlmo previous to January 1 a let
ter was mailed to Lawrence Wheeler,
of Hazleton, Indiana, a poatotllce clerk,
Inviting him to buy $3,000 worth of
"green goods" by paying down $1,000.
The letter vva? unsigned, but contained
the directions: "If you care to en
gage in this business send a tclesram,
of which the following Is a copy: 'Q.
Mnynard, Allentown, Pa. Send Neal
el"ctrlc belt. No. 122.' "
Wheeler immediately reported tho
matter to the postal authorities and a
trap was laid to catch tho sender of
tho letter. Wheeler sent the telegram
and boon received another letter from
New York, which asked him to go to
Allentown to receive the goods from a
man whom he should know by the
password "Dayton." The letter vvoh
signed In stamp "Robert H. Kvnns,"
and enclosed wus a now $1 bill, pre
sumably as n sample of the notes fur
nished by the concern. The bill, how
ever, was genuine. Inspector Duryea
went to Allentown and lepresented
himself as Wheelei, and soon hd Har
nett In custody.
Inspector W. W. Dixon, In charge of
the Philadelphia Inspectors, said that
tho extreme caution maintained by the
counterfeiters, and the fact that most
of the correspondence wan carried on
by telegraph, Instead of by mall, mnde
it Impossible to locate the headejuar
ters of the syndicate In New York.
VICTIM OF BRUTAL ASSAULT.
Martin Reich Tovtuied and Robbed
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Afoclated Press.
Shamokin. Jnn. 17. Martin Ilidch,
aged C2 years, who lived alone at his
home here, was tho victim of a brutal
assualt by masked burglars early thld
morning, who also subjected llelch to
frightful torture to Induce him to tell
them where his earnings were hidden.
Tho burglars, five In number, over
powered the old man nnd applied ted
liot pokerc to his body and feet until
he finally told them where the money
could be found. This amounted to
After dividing tho money among
thorn tho burglars pounced upon
ltelch, and kicked him until he was
almost dead. They then maelo their
CLOVER CLUB BANQUET.
General Miles a Guest Col. McCluro
I)y Exclusive Wlrs from The .Woclaltd I'rea.
Philadelphia, Jan. 17. The nineteenth
annual banquet of tho Clover club took
place tonight. It was probably the
most brilliant dinner ever given by the
There wero n number of distin
guished guest, Including many of the
public lenders from Washington. Among
them wero Senators Curler, Daniel,
Dolllvor, Kean and Thurston, and Rep
resentatives Hemingway, Moody, Bing
ham, Young, Olmstcud, Steele and Sul
zer. General Miles was ulso a guest,
and his speech attracted more atten
tion ptobably than any other of the
Previous to tho dinner the club held
Its annual election and re-elected Col
onel A. K, McClure president.
Cullom Has a Walk Over.
Py Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Springfield, HI., Jan. 17, The contest anionic
Illinois llepubllcan candidates for the I'nltcd
States senate came to an unexpected, close about
noon today by the announcement that formnr
(Jnvcroor Tanner nnd Messrs. Cannon, llltt and
I'llnce had withdrawn from the race, leaving
pren'nt United States b'-'nator Cullom a walk
over. tVnator Cullom was renominated in
caucus tonight by acclamation.
Ferrell to Be Electrocuted,
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Columbus, O,, Jan. 17, Tho stato board el
pardons today refused to Interfere In the caso
of Hcwslyn II. Eerrrll, sentenced to be elretro
cuted on March 1 for killing Express Messenger
Great Demonstration at Wasliinoton
yesterdau Over the Arrival ol J
LAVISH FLORAL DISPLAY
Ponnsylvnrfia Erlendo of the Senate
Bring Offerings by the Carload.
While Mr. Quay Bccelves Con
gratulations from Old Friends on
tho Eloor of tho Senate, Hundred
Applaud from tho aallories -Mr
Money Scores tho Hazera A Dull
Day in the House.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 17. As a demon
stration In honor of the seating of
single senator and as an elaborate and
beautiful lloral spectaclo, tho return
of Hon, M. S. Quay, of Pennsylvania,
to the senate today was unique in the'
history of tho body. Within the mem
ory of tho oldest senators, nothing ap
proximating tho day's ecenes wa.i
ever witnessed In tho senate on m
Mr. Quay's friends from Pennsylva"
nla, came to Washington by the hun
dreds to witness his induction into of
fice, nnd they brought with therm
floral offerings literally by the car
load. While Mr. Quay's and tho desks
of other senators adjoining hl were
banked with costly and beautiful floral
pieces, scarcely an appreciable quan
tity of tho profusion of flowers hla
friends had provided could bo dis
played In the senate chamber.
The demonstration accorded to Mr.
Quay when ho entered the chamber
amounted to an ovation. While ha
was receiving tho congratulations of
friends on the floor, tho hundreds or
persons who thronged the galleries
lose as one and npplauded him tutnul
tuously. That Mr. Quay appreciated this dis
tinctly personal tribute was quite evi
dent. He glanced smilingly around
the gullet les, nodding familiarly to
friends whom ho recognized there.
The brief ceremony of udmlnlitejlng
to him the oath of ofllco passed with
out special event, the president pro
tempore having warned those in, the
galleries that It was against the rule-
of the senate for spectators to ex
press either approval or disapproval.
During the day'a session, the army
reorganisation bill was discussed nt
length by Mr. Money, (Dem.), of Mls
Mppl; Mr. McComas, (Hep.), of Mary
land, and Mr. Bate, (Dem.), of Ten
nessee. Tho Mississippi senator devoted
some attention to the practice of haz
ing at West Point, which ho bitterly
Dull Day in tho House.
This wus nn exceedingly dull day in
the house. The entire day was spent
upon tho bill to revise and codify the
postal laws, which is to be tho con
tinuing order, not. however, to inter
fero with appropriation bills or con
ference roporttt, until disposed of.
It is a bill of 221 pages, and Is sim
ply a revision of existing laws. Somo
disposition was manifested to inject
Into the measure bomo amendments to
present law In the Interest of certain
classes of mall employes, but such at
tempts weio successfully leslsted.
Just before the house adjourned, when
no quorum was present, Mr. William
Iden Smith, of Michigan, offeicd an
amendment to lncrcaso tho pay of let
ter carriers of the (list, second, 'third
and fourth classes, respectively, to
$1,200, $1,000, $S00 and $600. The amend
ment was defeated on n rising vote,
19 to ID, but Mr. Smith made the point
of no quorum, and final action on the
amendment wont over. Nlnety-tlueo
pages of the bill were completed to
day. BUT LITTLE CHANGE IN
The Regular Republicans Vote Al
most to n Man for Mr. Richards.
fly Exclusive Wlie from The Associated Press.
Dover, Del., Jan. 17. Tho vote on
joint ballot today for two United
States senators showed but little
change In tho deadlock that has ic
sulted bocnuse of tho strained rela
tions of the Republicans. It was a.s
For tho full term: R. R. Kenny,
Democrat, 22; J, E. Addlcks, Union Re
publican, 1G; Henry A. Dupont, Re
publican, S; scattering, Republican, 4;
absenl, one Democrat, one Republi
can: necessary to a choice, 26,
For tho unexpired term: Saulsbury,
Deinoctat, 22; Addlcks, Union Repub
lican, IC; Charles F. Richards, Repub
lican, 11; Benjamin Nields, Republi
can, l: necessary to a choice, 26,
The regular Republicans voted
most to a man for Mr. Richards.
Young Soldiers Honored.
By Exclusive WIro from The Associated Tress.
West Chester, Jan. 17. Two thousand per
sons crowded the assembly building hers to
night to do homager to Captain Smedley 1).
ltutler, the hero of threa wars, and his chum.
Captain Henry Leonard, vvhn was with him
at tie battle ot Ttcn Tsln. Chlua.
tly Kiclushe WIro from The Associated Press.
I'tals, Jan. 17. M. Taul Jules Datbitr, tb
French dramatic author and the Librettist ot
I'aust and many other well known operas, died
tody. He v. us born in Paris, March 8, 1W5.
f "f -V- "I" f
Washington, Jan. 17. Foreeirt for TTV
day and Saturdays Eastern I'eimsjlvanl .
l'alr Friday except clrarlng along tho
roast: northwesterly winds, fiesli to 4
brisk on tho roit. Salurdiy, fair. -
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