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SCKANTOJ j PA., MONDAY MORNING, JULY 20. 1897.
Review of the Struggle
Which Ended on Satur
TIME WASTED IN SENATE
Two Months Consumed in Con
sideration of the Measure.
At the Kml of tlio Time, 872 Amend
ments Hurt Been Attached to the
lllll That Had Passed the House.
The Struggle Which Preceded the
Adoption of the Conference Report.
Appropriation It Ills lasscd-Tlic
Indian Hill Settled.
Washington. July 23. The extraordi
nary session of congress which has Just
closed was called by President McKIn
ley two days after he took the oath of
olllco on the steps of the cnpltol. It
met In pursuance to his proclamation
nt noon March 13. The special message
transmitted liy him to lioth houbes on
the opening day was. brief. It explained
the deficiencies In the revenues, re
viewed the bond Issues of the last ad
ministration and urged congress
promptly to correct the then existing
condition by .passing a tariff bill that
would supplyample revenues for the
support of dp government and the
liquidation wt' the public debt. No
other subjeer of legislation was men
tioned In the message and the tariff
bill has been the all-absorbing feature
of the session. The Republican mem
bers of the ways and means committee
of the preceding house had been at
work throughout the short session
which ended Mnrch 4, giving hearings
and preparing the bill which was to be
submitted at the extra session. Three
days after the session opened the tariff
bill was reported to the house by the
ways and means committee and thir
teen days later, March 31, 1897, It passed
the house. It went to the senate, re
ferred to the committee on finance and
the Republican members of that com
mittee spent a month and three days
in Its consideration and In preparing
the amendments which wero submitted
to the senate May 4. Its consideration
wns begun in the senate May 7 and
exactly two months later, July 7, It
passed the senate with 872 amend
ments. The bill then went to confer
ence, where after a ten days' struggle
on July 17, a complete agreement was
reached by which the senate receded
from 118 amendments and the house
from 511. The others, 243 In number,
were compromised. The conference re
port was adopted by the house July 19
at the conclusion of twelve hours of
continuous debate. The report wns
taken up in the senate July 20 and
ndopted Saturday, July 24. The tariff
bill was signed by the president the
Congress did not devote its atten
tion entirely to the tariff; though it
did subordinate everything else to this
one measure. The four appropriation
bills which failed on Mnrch 4 last In
themselves would have compelled
President McKInley to call congress In
extra session even If the necessity for
a revision of the tariff had not existed.
Those appropriation bills were the sun
dry civil, the agricultural, the Indian
and the general deficiency. These bills
were Introduced and passed by the
house In. the Identical form In which
they existed nt the time of their fail
ure of enactment Into law at the pre
ceding congress, but they were amend
ed In some Important particulars by the
senate and when they finally became
laws contained more or less new legis
lation of Interest and Importance. The
general deficiency carried a provision
Accepting the Invitation to take part In
the P.irls exposition In 1900 and ap
propriated $25,000 to defray preliminary
expenses, and appropriating $150,000
for a new Immigrant station nt New
S'ork to replace the one destroyed by
fire By far the most important piece
of new legislation In the bill, how
Hver, was that limiting the cost of ar
mor plate for the three new battle
ships to ?S00 per ton. In case the sec
retary of the navy should find It impos
sible to make contracts for armor
within the price fixed, he was author
ized by thlB provision to take steps to
establish a government nrmor factory
of sufficient capacity to make the ar
mor In executing this authority he
must prepare u description and plans
and specifications of the land, buildings
and machinery suitable for the factory;
advertise for proposals and report to
congress at its next session.
INDIAN IJILL SETTLED.
In the Indian bill, after a severo
struggle In both houses, the question of
sectarian schools was settled by the
following declaration of the policy of
That the secretary of the interior may
make contracts with contract schools np.
portioning sb near as may bo tht
amount 10 cciitructcd for among schools
of various demomluntlons for the educa
tion of Indian pupils during the lineal
yeur, 1S93, but shall only make such con
tracts at places whore non-sectarian
reboots cani'ot bo piovlJeil for such In
dian children and to m, amount not ex
ceeding forty per centum of the umount
so used for the fiscal year 1893.
The question of opening to entry the
rich gllsonlte deposits in the Uncom
paghre reservation In Utah was nlso
compromised by osenlng such agricul
tural lands ns have not been allotted
to the Uncompaghre Indians on April
1, 1SSS, to entry but reserving to tho
United States title In all lands contain
ing cllsonlte, asphalt or other like sub
stances, In tho sundry civil bill the most im
poitnnt now provision was that sus.
pending the older of President Cleve
land setting aside about 21,000,000 acres
ns forest reservations. The law also
Includes a general scheme of legisla
tion for tho government and protec
tion of the forest reservations of the
POLICY OP THE HOUSE.
The Republican leaders of the house
decided at the opening of the session
to pursue a policy of Inaction In order
to throw tho responsibility for delay
ing the tariff bill upon the senate and,
therefore, the committees were not an
nounced until the close of the pesslon
and only urgent matters were consid
ered. Fifty thousand dollars were ap
propriated for the relief of American
citizens In Cuba nt the solicitation of
the president; $200,000 was appropriated
for the relief of the Mississippi flood
sufferers; n resolution wns passed au
thorizing the secretary of the navy to
transport supplies contributed for the
relief of the poor and famlRhlug in In
dia, and $50,000 were appropriated for
the entertainment and expenses of the
delegates to the universal postal con
vention, who met In this city. Tho
only extensive piece of general legisla
tion enacted by this congress, except
the tariff bill, were the laws to prevent
collisions at sea and to place In force
regulations to prevent collisions upon
certain harbors, rivers and Inland
waters of the United States; and the
1)111 authorizing the president to sus
pend discriminating duties on foreign
vessels and commerce.
The senate not being confined its to.
the scope of Its legislation dealt with a
number of Important subjects both in
and out of executive session. One of
these, which attracted world-wide at
tention, wns the general arbitration
treaty negotiated by President Cleve
land with Oreat Britain.' After ex
haustive consideration, despite the
great presyiro brought to bear upon
the senat by religious and commer
cial bodies throughout the country.the
senate rejected the treaty. The Ha
waiian treaty of annexation, negotiat
ed by President McKInley, wns still
unacted upon when congress adjourn
ed. In open session, after much de
bate, the senate passed the Cuba bel
ligerency resolution, a bankruptcy bill
including both voluntary and Involun
tary features, and the "free homes"
bill. But none of these important
questions received consideration In the
NAMED BY MR. REED
List of Pennsylvania .Members Ap
pointed by tho Speaker Just Deforo
Washington, July 23. In the announce
ment made by Speaker Reed yesterday It
will be seen that Pennsylvania was well
taken care of In the distribution of places.
The following are tho assignments:
Mr. Grow, chairman of tho committee
on education; Mr. Davenport, on elections
committee No. 1; Mr. Btnsham on appro
priations and postofflccs and post roads:
Adams, on foreign affairs and levees and
improvement of the Mississippi; McAleer,
on lnter-state and foreign commerce and
Mr. McAleer Is greatly disappointed at
not receiving his old assignment to the
committee on naval affairs.
Mr. Young, on merchunt marine and
fisheries and expenditures In tho war de
partment; Mr. Harmer, chairman of li
brary committee and on District of Col
umbia; Mr. Butler, on naval affairs; Mr.
Wagner, chairman of expenditures in tho
postotllce department, and on lnter-state
and foreign commerce; Mr. Klrkpatrlck,
on elections No. 3 and Pacific railroads.
Mr. Ermentrout, on banking and cur
rency and postoltlces and post roads; Mr.
Broslus, chairman of reform In the civil
service and on banking and currency; Mr.
Connell, on mlAes and mining and agri
culture; Mr. Williams, on mines and mln
lng and railways find canals; 'Mr. Brumm,
chairman of claims; Mr. Olmsted, on elec
tions No, 2, and accounts.
Mr. Codding, on elections No. 3, and elec
tion of president and vice president; Mr.
Packer, on Indian affairs and expendi
tures in tho state department; Mr. Kulp,
on public lands and manufactures; Mr.
Mahon, chalrrran of wttr claims; Mr.
Benner, on revision of the laws and elec
tion of president and vlco president; .Mr.
Hicks, chairman of patents and on public
buildings kml grounds; Mr. Bobbins, on
militia and Immigration; Mr. Dalzell, on
rules and ways and menns.
W. A. Stone, on appropriations, private
land claims and expenditures In tho treas
ury; Mr. Acheson, on rivers and harbors;
Mr. Showalter, on railways and canals
and labor; Mr. Sturtevant, on Invalid
pensions nnd claims; C. W. Stone, chair
man of coinage, weights und measures
and on private land claims; Mr. Arnold,
on Pacific railroads and election of presi
dent and vice president.
EXODUS FROM WASHINGTON.
Sonntors und Representatives I)e
pnrtitig for Home.
Washington, July 23. There has been a
constant exonus from Washington of
senators and representatives during '.ho
past twenty-four hours. It began before
the adjournmnnt of congress last night,
many members leaving on tho early even
ing trains, and it has continued uninter
ruptedly during tho day. Most of tho
travelers left for their homes, while oth
ers have gono to the seaside and mountain
Speaker Reed Is still here but he ex
pects to leave during the eatly part of tho
week whllo Chairman Dlnglcy started
for Maine today. The president and those
of his cabinet who Intend to leave Wash
ington for a vacation will do so In tho
next few days, so that by the end of tho
week tho city, politically and officially
speaking, will be deserted.
HELEN GOULD'S GIFT.
Sho Contributes I'ivo Hundred Dol
lars to .lit. Holrnko College
Special to Tho Tribune.
Tunkhannock, July 25 Miss Helen M,
Gould has Just given her check to Miss
Hope Northtop. of this place, for fivo
hundred dollars as a contribution to the
endowment fund of Mt. Holyoko college.
This sum will be accredited to tho class
of , of whtoh MUs Northrop Is a mem
ber. DAD BOILER EXPLOSION.
Punxsutnwney, Pa.. July 25. A boiler
explosion last evening In tho lumber mill
of Klpp & Klsor at Cortez, Wiled Peto
Duff and seriously Injured ten others.
Tho mill Is badly wrecked. A fourteen
foot pleco of boiler was blown 400 feet.
Two hundred men will be thrown out of
Drowned in tho l'otomne.
Washington, July 25. William Laun
man, 27 years old, and Palmer Launmnn,
about 21, cousins, were drowned In tho
eastern brnnrh of th Totomuo today,
whllo out boating. Their skiff accident
ally turned over and before aid could
reach them they went down.
DOWN THE GLOVE
Count Okumu Was Inclined to Be Saucy
MR. OSIII ALS$ TALKS PLAIN
Thinks Thnt No Other Country but
Jnpun Would Dnro Bluif Uncle Snm.
They Think, However, Thnt No
Incitement Should lie liaised Over
San Francisco, July 25. The steam
ship China arrived from Hong Kong
nnd Yokohama, bringing Japanese ad
vices to July 7. The Japanese papers
contain more fully an interview with
Count Okumn, the Japanese minister of
foreign nffalrs, a brief synopsis of
which was telegraphed from Vancouv
er a few days ago. In the interview
which was published In tho Yomlkrl,
Count Okuma Is quoted as saying rela
tive to the proposed annexation of Ha
waii by the United States:
'Japan must oppose to the utmost.
The annexation must not le recog
nized England has repeatedly at
tempted to in a Ho Egypt dependent, but
France being positively opposed to thnt
arrangement, England Is obliged to
abide by the statu quo. Just In the
same way Japan must oppose the an
nexation to the utmost and must stand
by this decision resolutely.
"Jnpan has communicated to Eng
land, Germany and France the reasons
for her protest against annexation.
They may send their answers before
long. After all no excitement should
be raised ngalnst this affair."
Mr. Oshl, prime minister of agricul
ture and commerce, who Is regarded
as one of the lieutenants of Count
Okuma, according to the Japan Ga
zette, Is said to have spoken on the
annexation question In the following
manner: "We have now made vigorous
protests against the United States
with a view to maintaining tho peace
of th9 Pacific. This Is a great advance
In Japan's diplomacy. Just see how
many countries there are In the world
which dare to prefer such a protest
against America. Even the so-called
powers of Europe, concede a step to
the United States."
By the snapping of a cable four flour
boats near Canton were overturned
late In Juno and 100 persons lost their
At Woo Sung, China, June 2S, seri
ous trouble was threatened through
practice firing from the fort, which the
commander of H. M. S. Immortallto
mistook for a bombardment of his ves
sel. THANKS OF THE QUEEN.
Subjects Who Colcbrutcd Her Jubilee
Arc Recognized by Letter.
Now 'iork, July 23. Through the British
consulate here. Queen Victoria has sent
her thanks to all her subjects In this
country who celebrated her Jubilee.
Jiibileo services were held In the Church
of St. John the Evangelist, this city, and
tho rector, Rev. Dr, DeCosta, has received
the following letter:
"New York. July 23, 1SS7. Sir: I have the
honor to Inform you that I have today
received a dispatch from the Marquis of
Salisbury In which his lordship state-)
that he has been commanded to express
the queens' gratification at the manifes
tation of respect nnd attachment dis
played towatds her majesty on tho occas
ion of tho special commemorative servlco
held In New York on June 20 last, to cele
brate tho sixtieth anniversary of her ma
jesty's accession to the throne.
"As I am glvon to understand that tho
special services at St. John's church on
the day In que sllon conceived and carried
out by youmlf, It gives me much plets
uro to convey to your her majesty's gra
cious message, and nt the same time I
would ask you to Impart the samo to
all those whose participation in the ser
vices contributed to make them so gieat
"A. Tercy 'Bennett, Acting Consul Gen
eral." Dr. DeCosta read tho lptter containing
tho queen's thanks to his congregation
at the morning and evening services at
St. John's today.
YOUNG AGITATOR DEAD.
Bcnjnmiu Simon Becomes Despond
ent nnd Commits Suicide.
New York, July 23. Benjamin Simon, a
14-year-old school boy, who at thnt early
age aspired to be a labor agitator, be
cause he failed to pass tho examination
at the collego of tho city of Now York,
being deficient In drawing, drowned him
self In the Hudson rtver on Saturday
night. His body was recovered today.
Before committing suicide tho lad
mailed this note to his home:
"My dear parents: I notify you that I
will commit suicide. The reasons are
that I had no opportunity to carry out
my resolution to study, on account of
our circumstances. I have but few re
grets that I must part with tho world at
such an age. Tho most Important Is that
I have not held my resolution to agitate
among tho working masses for their
emancipation from wage slavery by tho
overthrow of tho capitalistic system, and
for the establishment of the co-operatlvo
commonwealth advocated by the Socialist
Labor party. I am grieved at tho Idea
that you will grieve, although the hand
that wrote It will then be cold and still.
The resolution to commit suicide, though
long delayed, will at last bo executed.
I cannot write more; my hand Is trem
bling, but If you want to do tho last re
quest of your son, who Is now dead to
you and to tho wholo world, grieve not.
I am wholly prepared to die,, tho death
I myself havo sentenced. Your son,
Ovcrstudy doubtless affected the boy's
FROZEN TO DEATHBY AMMONIA.
A Strange Fnlnllty in a Cold-Storage
Warehouse in llufl'nlo.
Buffalo, July ?. John arlflln, 1ft years
old, a laboter employed at tho Buffalo
Cold Storage company's warehouse, was
frozen to death by ammonia last mgiit.
So low was the temperatuie that the un
fortunate man's body was blistered, Tnreo
other men wero Injured, but not seriously.
arlfiln was engaged In placing a band
aiound tho top of ono of the coolers, and,
losing his balance, fell twenty feet, break
ing a glass guago In his fall. He made a
cry as ho fell, and Herbeit Gardner, a
boy who was employed on the same Moor,
hurried to his aid. Gardner had almost
reached tho man when he was driven
back by tho fumes of the ammonia. He
grabbed Griffin's leg and attempted to
pull htm out, but was unable to do so, and
had to run to escapo the fumes. He hur
ried to the opening which led to the engine
room and alarmed David Clarke, the en
gineer, and John Clacber, the fireman.
Tho latter was the first one to rench tho
floor on which tho injured man was lying,
nnd ho had to glvo up after his throat
was badly blistered from tho Inhalation
of the ammonia. Up managed to crawl
out after almost reaching Grlllln.
Clarke, fcuing thnt both of tho men
had succumbed, hoisted a ladder to the
side windows and opened them to let the
gas out. He entered tho building, and
by keeping closo to the floor found the
lever on tho condenser and shut oft the
pressure. When he reached Griffin he wns
lying on his back, his head and all of the
upper part of his body so badly froz?n
that It seemed to havo been burned.
Clarke took Griffin out on his shoulder to
the window nnd down tho ladder to tho
ground, where It wa found that life was
not extinct, but ho died on tho way to tho
. An examination showed that both of the
cyys had been burned out and all of tho
upjjer part of tho body had been terribly
eaten by tho fumes. Tho doctors ex
pressed the belief that he became uncon
scious within on Instnilt after the fumes
struck him. Gardner. Clarke and Claeber
received Injuries from Inhaling tho fumes.
Tho Spring House Consumed by
l'lnnies--(incsts Leave 'Jewelry Be
hind Them iu the Rush from the
Utlcn, N Y July 25. Fire soon after
midnight this morning almost completely
destroyed tho Spring house, at Richfield
Springs, only a small part of tho west
ern corner being left standing. Tho fire
broke out In tho landing. At the tlmo
there wero 1G0 guests In the house, sev
enty of them from New York and Phila
delphia, and 100 employes of the hotel.
Every person In the building, ns far as
known, escaped. Tho night before tho
hotel was the scene of ono of tho sea
son's most brilliant hops, which broke
up nt midnight. An hour later the cry
ot fire was heard. The flames progressed
slowly through the various parts of the
hotel, and except the employes, who oc
cupied quarters In the vicinity of tho
laundry, everybody had ample time to
Among the guests were: Dr. Joseph L.
Anderson. Washington; Mrs. E. L. Beale
and family, Philadelphia; ex-Consul Gon
etnl P. A. Collins, Boston; Mrs. A.
Coates, Miss Coates, Philadelphia; Judge
and Mrs. Henry M. Clinton; Colonel and
Mrs. Lawrence Kip. Mayor and Mrs.
William L. Strong, New York.
Mayor Strong was In the part of the
hotel that was last burned. Tho flro
reached his quarters three hours after It
started. Ho took his tlmo dresstng and
got out, as he afterward said "without
losing a toothpick." As usual In such
cases, many of tho guests saved their
less valuable possessions, carrying out
hand-boxes and leaving their Jewelry and
money behind. Rev. Georgo R. Reynolds
went through the hastily vacated rooms
and literally filled his pockets with
money, watches, diamonds and Jewelry
ol all kinds. Prank Van Der Veer found
eleven pocketbooks that had been left
behind by their owners. They found
claimants for most of the property.
Colonels Magruder nnd Kip were early
alarmed and wero among tho ilrst to go
down, leaving property that was after
wards restored to them from the Im
mense piles of articles thrown together
In tho street.
Judgo Henry Clifton felt at no time tho
need of haste. Mrs. Clinton gathered
her diamonds and went out coolly. John
McCord, of Philadelphia, an aged man,
was awanokened by pounding on his
door nnd cries of fire In the corridors. Ho
put on his wooden leg and clothing and
went down tho elevator. Ex-Consul Gen
eral Collins saved nearly all his ef
fects. Few persons will leave Richfield on ac
count of the flro. It Is probable that T. R.
Proctor, tho proprietor of the hotel, will
replace the burned structuro with a brick
building The loss Is estimated at $200,-
000, Insurance, $73,000.
"TONY" WAS A WOMAN.
Annie Lccsn .Mnsquerndcd Three
Years ns a .Man.
Yonkors, N. Y., July 23. Three years ago
a trim young chap, who gavo the name
of Antonio Leesa, was hired as a helper
In the finishing department of John T.
Waring s hat factory In this city. It wa3
not long before Leesa becamo a favorlto
among tho young women employed In the
factory. "Tony," as the helper was fa-
malllarly colled, made many conquests,
but, strange to say, never popped tho
question to any of the girls. Threo weeks
ago "Tony" was discharged for some In
fraction of the rules of tho factory. Tho
girls wero dejected, but their depectlon
ha? given place to amazement.
The Information has Just reached the
factory hands that "Tony," who for thiee
years sported tho habiliments of a man,
was In reality a woman. "Tony" put on
attire becoming her real sex when she
lft the factory, and under her real name,
Annie Leesa. took to herself a husband.
"Tony" Is now Mrs. Atcheflln and Is
spending her honeymoon In Boston.
Joseph Campbell's Neck Broken by n
Chester, Pa.. July 25. James B. Camp
bell, ex-clty clerk of Chester, was killed
this afternoon by a most peculiar acci
dent. He was one of a flH'Vv standing on
tho government pier ajSltlng the Wilm
ington (Del.) passenger'stenmboat.
A steam tug, which was lying at tho
pier, with a hawser attached to a post,
began to move and the hawser becoming
taut, slipped over the top of tho post,
and whirling rapidly through tho nlr.
caught Campbell under tho chin. Tho
rope encircled Itself tightly about his
neck, lifted tne unfortunato man ten feet
In tho air and then dropped him to the
pier. His neck was broken and ho was
found to be dead when tho horror-stlcken
spectators ran to assist him.
Dcpiity-Shcriiniud Time Fnougli to
Save Him, but Neglected to Do It.
Columbia, S. C. July 23,-SolIcltor T. S.
Seaso telegraphed tho governor today In
forming him that tho negro Gray was
hanged by a mob nt Ora last night, and
explaining his action in hastening the
man out of Laurens, which was crowded
Tho solicitor sayB the prisoner was
Bplrlted away In plenty of tlmo to havo
avoided the mob. Tho deputy Bherlft
failed to catch one train ror un unex
plained causu, and remained at Qoldvllle,
sixteen miles from Laurens, ror eight
hours. Tho fact of his being there was
cotioveyed to the lynchers. Tho solicitor's
statement is damaging to the deputy
fcherlff. Gomez; Will Except No Compromise.
Madrid, July 25. It Is stated that Gen
eral Maximo Gomez, mo lender of tho
Cuban Insurgents, has reaffirmed his de
termination not to uccrpt a compromise
with tho government, but to adhere to his
demand for the absolute Independence of
i m i '
Havre, July 25. Arrlvod; La Nor
mandle, from Now York. Southampton
Arrived: Frledrlch Der Grosse, from New
York for Bremen. Liverpool Sallod:Lu
canla, for New York.
Gathering of Oflicers at Pittsburg
ANOTHER MARCH ON CANONSBURQ
At a .Meeting Held nt Rcissing the
miners Resolved to Take An
other Trump Across tho Country.
They Will Tuke Provisions and Re
main Over TucHdny--r,ugcnc Debs
Is Now Engngcd in Missionary Work
Flttsburg, July 23. Sixty deputy
sheriffs havo been ordered out and are
now (midnight) at the Union station,
awaiting orders to move. Their desti
nation is kept a profound secret, hut it
Is supposed thev are to be sent to the
mines of tho New York and Cleveland
Gas Coal .company, in anticipation of
any raid that may be made. But as
the strikers' officers declare thnt the
contemplated march has been aban
doned, no conlllct W expected. Another
march on Canonsburg was begun to
night. A big meeting of the miners
was held at Relsslng at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. They were Informed that
tho Allison mine Intended to resume
work this morning, and In a very short
time It was decided to make another
tramp across the country und reinforce
the 100 strikers that have been on
They will remain until Tuesday morn
ing. There was a urent huirylng to
and fro In all the mining settlements
In that section before the sun went
down. Every man decided to take
two days' rations along. Women, as
has been the case durlns the present
strike, wero among the most active agi
tators. They advised their husbands
and sweethearts to take another irk
some tramp across the country, In or
der thnt their conditions might be bet
tered. Before evening, more than BOO deter
mined men from Cecil, Relsslng and
Brldgevlllo were mobilized at Brldge
vllle. Shortly after 7 o'clock they
started on the march, with the Ameri
can flag at their head. Nearly all the
men carried a dinner pall, and they
looked like a regiment of tollers going
to their work.
The whole country Bide along the line
of march turned out to witness tho
sight. They reached the Allison mine
nt about 10 o'clock nnd made the best
of their quarters.
Nothing was done In the way of ar
bitration yesterday. The commissioners
rested, and expect to accomplish con
siderable during tomorrow. They will
endeavor to enlist more of the river
operators and have every reason to
hope that they will be successful.
DEBS TO BE AT WHEELING.
Wheeling, W. V July 26. Eugene
V. Debs will be the first of the labor
leaders arriving In Wheeling to attend
the conference of executive oflicers of
the various labor organizations of the
country railed by President Ratchford,
of the miners, to consider ways and
means to bring success to the coal
strike. He comes from Fairmont Mon
day afternoon and will be met Ijy a
committee of reception appointed this
afternoon by the Ohio valley trades and
labor assembly. Advices received by
local labor leaders are that nearly all
of the executive officials of the national
labor organizations will come to Wheel
ing for Tuesday's conference. As to
the outcome of the conference there Is
much certainty, though It Is claimed
that the result will be the calling upon
the firemen, brakemen and conductors
to refuse to haul trains carrying West
Virginia coal. There In no hope of
ability to have the railroad engineers
Join In this movement; In fact the en
gineers brotherhood will not be repre
sented nt the conference.
All the mines are guarded by depu
ties and no men are allowed on the
company's grounds. A body of tho or
ganized men will stay at each of the
different mines tonight and a herculenn
effort Is to be mado to Induce the men
not to go to work tomorrow morning.
Rumors of all kinds ax-i afloat tonight
bJt no trouble Is expected. Tomorrow
will certainly settle the strike one way
or the other, so far as this region Is
SHOT BY TRAMPS
Now Hovering Between Life nnd
Death iu the I'ittston Hotpitnl--No
Clue Ilus lleen Obtained of the
PnrUcs Who Did tho Shooting.
Special to Tho Tribune.
Plttston, July 23. James Clarke, a
tramp hailing from St. Louis, Is in the
Plttston hospital dying from a bullet
holo through his heart. He was found
at 8.30 o'clock yesterday morning on tho
platform of tho Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western railroad company at Pltts
ton Junction. Tho shooting seems to
have been tho work of tramps. Clarke
was recognized as a man who wus put
oft n vnlley train late Saturday night
near tho Junction. It Is supposed that ho
fell In with tho gang of hoboes who In
fest tho locality, and after a quarrell he
Ho managed to drag himself to tho sta
tion and fell prostrate to the platform,
lie was noticed by tho watchman at C
o'clock In tho morning, but ho was al
lowed to rest undisturbed, the watch
man thinking him intoxicated. Two
hours afterward when Clarke was ex
amined the bullet wound was found.
Ho was taken to the hospital and tho
authorities apprised of tho shooting.
Clarke Is 28 years of age. Ho cannot
live. Tho police have obtained no clue
as to the murderers.
Superstition Not n Crime.
London, July 25. A dispatch from Mad
rld says that additional Investigations
Into the matter of tho finding of the
Iwdles of twenty-six Infants In rough
deal boxes In tho tower of St. Peter's
church nt Sovllle shows that no erlmo
was committed. Tho bodies weie hidden
In tho tower by tho church warden, Orel
lana, for tho purpose of pleasing families
who Biiperstltlously preferred conceal
ment there to Interment In the graveyard.
Tho wife of the sacrltan, who wbb placed
under arrest, has been released.
Oil Can on the Htove.
Wilmington, Del,, July 25. Sirs. Fran
clska Sobcrtnskl poured oil on a slow
lire today. Then sho set the oil can on
the stove. An explosion followed and she
was burned to death.
Second Cousin of Robert Ingcrsoll
Now York, July 25. Enoch Ingersoll,
who Is said to bo second cousin of Rob
ert G. Ingersoll, tonight attempted to
commit suicide In a drug store In Bath
Beach, Brooklyn, by taking an ounce of
laudanum. Mr. Ingersoll was In a de
spondent mocd on account of some trou
bles the nature of whleh he would not dis
close. This evening ho entered a drug
storo nnd asked for an ounce of lauda
num. After getting tho poison Mr. Inger
soll turned ns If to leave th store, and
on reaching the door called out:
"Good-byo," and putting the bottle to
his lips swallowed tho contents. Beforo
TJle druggist could reach the man ho was
unconscious. Antldotts wero adminis
tered, and an ambulance summoned from
Cnncy Island. After three hours hard
work by several physicians who wero
summoned, Mr. Ingersoll was restored to
SHOT SMALL BOYS.
James O'Donncll, of Chicago, Nnr
rowly Escapes Lynching.
Chicago, July 25. James O'Donnell,
who lives tho life of a recluse, shot lnto'a
crowd of email boys who wer.e playing ball
nenr hlf homo this afternoon. Thomas
Good, aged 12, and Frank Spears, aged 8,
colored, wero badly wounded. Spears will
As soon as the shooting became known,
an angry mob of neighbors surrounded
O'Donnell'B home, whero ho had hidden.
Tho timely arrival of a patrol wagon
saved his lite, but by a narrow margin as
tho mob surrounded the wagon and- tho
ofilcers were forced to fight to protect
their prisoner. O'Donnell said the boys
annoyed him with thelr'nolse.
Bnllicd iu Their Desire to Get Mar
ried Pntiltk mid Aunle Sullivan
Seek Death by Asphyxiation.
Now York, July 23. At a small hotel in
West Chester village, on the nothreast
ern boundary of the city, Patrick Sullivan,
25 years of age, and his pretty first cousin,
Annie Sullivan, were found dead this
morning. They had been asphyxiated by
Sullivan wan one of four brothers, who
with their mother owned several of ttie
best farms In Unlonport, In the newly
annexed portion of the metropolis. An
nie's father, Lawrence, had long been a
watchman at Mount Morris race track
and at times the young woman assisted
in the housework at the club house. The
couslnB had grown up together nnd from
time to time there has been talk among
the neighbors that young Patrick and
Annie Sullivan, although close blood rela
tives. Intended to marry each other.
These stories wero confirmed recently
when the young woman disclosed the se
cret of her engagment to her farmer
cousin to her f tther. She said that he had
built a house like two other or his broth
ers and was arxlous she should occupy It
with him na his wife.
Tho father declared the marriage impos
sible. Tho village priest was consulted
and ho declared that the church would
never sanction such a union.
Tho young couple seemingly bowed to
this decision, and after that they wero
not seen much together. Saturday eve
ning Miss Sullivan left home for a short
vacation. Whether by accident or design
she met her cousin, Patrick, and after
walking about for a time they finally
stopped at Martin Rltz's little hotel, at
West Chester. Thero they drank a glass
of beer each and snt chatting until bed
time. Then Sullivan, who was well ac
quainted with the proprietor of the road
house, said that he and his cousin had
Just been married, nnd that they were
gclng to leave Unlonport on account of
the trouble It would cause In the two
families. Rltz knew tho couple well, and
on Sullivan's statement consent to glvo
thi-.m a room for tho night. It was a
dingy apartment, and this morning when
the smell of gas was discovered the
Sulllvans were found asphyxiated In the
wlndowless room. The young woman lay
dead upon the bed. Sho wns fully dressed,
Sullivan's corpse was stretched on tho
floor alongside tho bed. He was also
fully drussed. The gas bracket was open
and when the door was forced a chair
which had been fastened under the knob
for a time resisted pressure from thm
outside. Tho lovers hud been ded some
hours when the escaping gas attracted
attention to them.
Ran Into the River.
Wllkes-Barre, July 25. Peter McAffee,
a miner, aged 33, of Parsons, met his
death under peculiar circumstances at 2
o'clock this morning. He was asleep on
the river common when he was aroused
by a policeman. Tho sight of the of
ficer frightened him nnd ho started to
run. In the darkness ho beenme confused
and plunged down tho steep embank
ment Into the Susquehanna. Beforo he
could bo rescued ho wns drowned.
Dentil of Dr. Dunn.
New York. July 25. Rev. Dr. Malcom
McGregor Dana died at his homo In
Brooklyn today. He had been 111 for a
long time with a complication of ailments
nnd his death had been hourly expected
for several weeks. Malcom McGregor
Dana was born in Brooklyn about sixty
years ago. Ho was graduated from Am
herst college In 1859 and from the Union
Theological seminary In 1663. He held
pastorates In Connecticut until 1878.
P.. Senator Doollttle III.
Providence, R. I., July 23, Ex-Senator
James Rood Doollttle, of Wisconsin, who
Is lying dangerously 111 nt tho homo of
Dr. Burge, his son-in-law, at Pawtucket,
Is sinking ropldly und Is not expected to
survivo the next twenty-four hours.
Cnrllsts Active in Spnin.
Madrid, July 23. In view of the univer
sal unrest among all classes and politi
cal parties In Spain, the Carllst leaders
havo decided to begin an active political
propaganda throughout tho whole coun-trv.
THE NEWS THIS MOKXINU.
Weather Indications Today)
Partly Cloudy; Variable Winds.
1 Telegraph Review of the Extraordi
nary Session of Congress.
Klondike- Enthusiasm Still Increasing.
Japan Inclined to Be Saucy.
Status of the Coal 'Miners' Strike.
2 Sport Soranton Lost to Syracuse.
Saturday and Sunday League Games.
King Kclly'B Betting Proclivities.
3 LocalNew Transfer System Goes Into
Effect on tho Street Railway Today,
Woodland Beauty of This Region.
The Decline of Home Influence,
5 Iical One Dead, tho Other Dying.
Itinerary of Scranton Cyclists Bound
C Local West Side and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News,
Story "The Lead Pencil."
S Neighboring County News Gleanings,
Financial and Commercial,
The Excitement Over the
Klondike Finds Still
BIG FISH IN "THE SWIM
New York Syndicate Prepar
ing to Gobble the Cream.
J. Kdwnrd Addicks, of Delaware,
Heads n 95,000,000 CompnnyA
LI no of Vessels to Bo Established
Over a New Route--Tho Dlscotcr
les Arouse Interest iu London nnd
I'-uglsh Miners Have Turned Thcii
Faces Toward Canada.
Seattle, "Wash., July 25. It Is authori
tatively stated here that ex-Governor
J. H. McGraw and General E. M. Carr,
who left Seattle Thursday on tho
steamer Portland for tho Klondike, go
ns representatives of a New York com
pany with $5,000,000 capital, headed by
J. Edwurd Addicks, of Delawaro. Tho
company is to complete Incorporation
In New York on Monday. The western
directors are ex-Governor McGraw,
General Carr and George B. Klttlnger,
of this city. It Is also tald Senator
John T. Wilson is Interested. It is to
be Incorporated under the namo of tha
Yukon, Carabou, British Columbia Gold
Mining Development company, limited.
George B. Klttlnger, Mr. Addicks' con
fidential manager, will follow McGraw
and Carr to the north in a few days.
Moran Brothers' company, shipbuild
ers, of this city, today secured a con
tract for tho building of three vessels
to ply on the Strlklne river In Alaska
and British Columbia, two stern wheel
steamers and a barge. These vessels
are to be used In opening a new routo
to the Klondike, by the way of Strlk
lne river, the Casslar mines and tho
trail now being opened by the domin
ion government from Desea lake In the
Casslar county to the headwaters of
EXCITEMENT IN LONDON.
London, July 25. Klondike discover
ies promise to start a fever In London
ns well us New York. The South Afri
can successes have educated tho Lon
doner up to the gold fevers, and the
agents of the Atlantic Transportation
company and other cheap lines tall of
many applications from men wishing
to go to Alaska.
The new Canadian Trans-Atlantlo
line Is actually hurrying work upon a
line of new boats so as to get Its share
of the rush.
The tremendous number of experi
enced gold miners In London who have
worked In South Africa would mako
formidable rivals to tho amateur Amer
Most of the English miners are head
ing for the Canadian diggings, as they
express great- confidence In the English
regulations concerning mineral in the
discoveries and In the system of policy
which the government will be sure to
Introduce In the districts as soon as
any great number of people are there.
.MAY HAVE AN INDIAN WAR.
The Chi Hints Do Not Propose to Put
Up with Competition.
Port Townsend, Wash., July 25. From a
miner who came down from Alaska on tho
Portland, It Is le.ircnu that 24b Indians of
the Stick tribe wore contemplating com
ing to tho coast at tho head of Dyea In
let for the purpose of packing freight
across the divide and rafting It across the
lakes and down the Yukon river to tho
If the Intention is carried out Alaska,
will have a full fledged Indian war as tho
Chllkat trlbo has always warned tha
Sticks and other tribes not to como to the
coast to engage In any Industries. Tho
work of packing freight over tho divide
has long been monopolized by the Chll
SUES FOR LOSS OF SERVICES.
Says His Daughter Wns Driven Insnno
by .Mysterious Fumes.
Lancaster, July 25. John B. Burkhart,
of East Hcmplleld township, today
brought suit for $3,000 damages against
Elam H. Stoncr. for alleged loss ot his
Burkhart, In his statement, sjys that on
the evening of November !, 1SW. Stoner,
tho defendent, called on his daughter,
Amelia, and, whllo In her company,
caused he to smell a bottle containing
some liquid, tho name of which Is not
stated. Its Immediate effect, ho charges,
was to render her unconscious, with ths
terrible after-effect of making her hope
ROBBERS TORTURE A WOMAN.
They Got 151,500 but ."Hissed 8S000
Which She 1 1 nd Hidden.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 23. News has
Just reached hero of tho torturo and
robbery by six masked men on Tues
day night of Mrs. Shrevc, sixty years
old, who lived ulone near Smlthfleld in
the Slstervlllo oil legion. The man tied
the old woman up by tho thumbs, beat
her cruelly with switches und burned
her feet with cnndles. Sho then told
them where J1.500 was secreted.
Tho robbers secured the money nnd left
tho house. Mrs, Shreve had $3,000 In gold
hidden In another part of tho housse,
which tho men failed to got. Sho may not
recover from tho effects of her Injuries.
The Herald's Wcnthcr Forecast.
New York, July 20. In tho middle states
and Now England, today, fair, wanner
weather will prevail with light to fresh
wind 3. mostly southwesterly and souther
ly nnd increasing sultriness, probably iol
lowed by local rain In the western dis
tricts and possibly on the coast, On Tues.
day, In both of these sections, fair to part
ly cloudy, slightly warmer and mora
sultry weather wjll prevail, with light
and , fresh sovtherly and southeaBteily
winds, followed by local rain and thunder
storms in this section.