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"From the Ranks." See Saturday's Tribune. See Saturdays Tribune. "From the Ranks." "From the Ranks." See Saturday's Tribune. See Saturday's Tribune. EIGHT PAGES- CO COLTJaiJf tBiLi'L- SCRANTON. PA.. FRIDAY MORNING. JULY 20, 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY. THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS ME N THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER feSr ..AAiL x . f .... . S T His Position Dcflacd la a Letter to Represen titive William L. Wilson. INCONSISTENCIES POINTED OUT The Idea That the President Is Luke warm on the Tariff Question Is Dispelled by a Letter Calculated to Brace Up Reformer Wilson Thinks Democratic Pledges Should Be Fulfilled The Hope of tho Party Hinges Upon Tariff Reform How The Letter Was Received. Washington-. Jnlv 19. MEMsE Interest wis created by Mr. Wilson's announcement in the rfuua today that htt Lad a lette from President Cleveland, which the Inner bad permitted to be uide public. Tit Intter wan sent to the des Hnd read, amid profound silence in le'.ter was a dirict blow at any sur render to the maatu bill. Mr. Clove land's letter was as follows: Personal. K.XKCITIVE 5lANS10. ) Washington. July a, ISM. ( To the Hon. William h. Wilson: 11 v D:.ab 3i; The certainty that a conference will be ordered between the two u:ufi of congress for tbe purpose of auiusitiiji ntirurencHS on the subject or tariff louicl.i lloa, makes it also certain that ynu will he airauj called upon to do nurd i)"vi; in the muse of tariff reform. My f.ubUo life b. licon so closely related to tn subject, l Uiv o jiiniioj lor it nc- cumf haoinent, aud I have so often prom ised :u reuixr.tioa to tuy lellow-countrv inea i n reault vC their trust and coutl- deace ;a trie Democratic party that hup ao eiuuse Is nrconary for uiy earnest appeal to you that, in tuis crisis you stren uously Insist upon party honor and good iiut.-j ani a siuruy nunerence to uumo cin'.'o principles. I beliovi tr.eee are absolutely ueceisary coik.ii: jr.s to the continuation of Demo crane existence. I cannot rid myself of tils reeilne tnitt this conference will pre- cent tho be.t if not the only hope of true xtiiMcracy. indications point to its ac tios at tbe reliance of those who desire the Semitic liuitlnn of Democratic effort, the f'.ltJiuieut of J ii'rnocratic pledges, and the re lempuou or ueintcratic promises to the pe..p'e. j o reconcl.e differences in the de tails cr.mprUed within the fixed and well dM'ued liuvs of principles will not be the sow iik or i ne conrerence, as it seems to in. .ra members will also bave in charge toe tiuestiou wbetner Democratic princi i.'b thoinaelves are to be saved or aban donee. CAUSR FOR OLOOM. There is no excuse for mistaking or mis apprehending the feeling and the temper of the rank and file of Democracy. Thev are uownrast under the assertion that thotr party fails in aoility to manage the government, mid they are apprehensive that efforts to bring about tariff reform iii...y i an ; nut tney are much more down cast and apprehensive in their fear that liemnciatic principle may be surrendered, in these circumstances they cannot do otherwise than to look with confidence to you and those who with you have patri otically Mini sincerely championed the cmi6e of tariff reform within Democratic lines and guided by Democratic principle!-. This confidence is vastly augmented by tne action under your leadership of the huiiH of representatives upon the bill now pending. Every true Democrat nnd ev- :y sincere tariff reformer knows that tuis bill, in its present form and as it will be submitted to the confer ence, fulls far bbort of the consummation f: r "vnvli vn have long labored; for which wo bate aufferid defeat without discour ai;tinca:, which In its anticipations gave uj rnilyiiig cry in our days of triumph, ai.-i li.ch ia :-s jnoinise uf accomplish ment !s to ittTwoveu with Dimocratio pi!t(tr aud iJniiiociatiCBUcccsiies that our aOr.sid-inuiiui'jf the cause or the principles upo;. wiiira :t rests seems party perfidy and p:-ty d si:'inor. L'jn topic will be submitted to the con feieuee vl.icu embodies Uemocraiio prin ciple so directly that it canuot be com promised. We have in onr platforms aud in every way possible declared in favor of the free Importation of raw materials. WeliHve ax.iin ami again promised that tuia sliouM b'i iLfiurded to our people and cur uirtnuiHctf.rers as soon as the Deino cia'ij yrty wk iuvested witu the power to determine the tariff policy of the coun try. Tls party buw has tbut power. We are aa leriNin today as we bave ever been of the great bentttlt that would accrue to the country from the Inauguration of this policy, and nothing has occurred to re lease us from onr obligation to secure this advantage to our people. HAW MATERIALS MUST BE FREE. It must bo admitted that no tariff mea sure can accord with Democratic-principles and promises, or bear a genuine Demo emtio bmlfje, that does not provide for free raw initio: ials. In tlieso circumstances it tisay v.ell excite our wonder that Demo crats fcve wliling to depart from this, the most Deii-,ccratlc of ad tariff principles, at'd tiixt the inconsistent absurdity of such a ;r Jiwst-i departure should be ernpha siztd by tiie suggestion that the wool of tbe '.-Ujr be puton the free list, and the protection of tariff taxation be placed aroctd tl.9 iron ore aud coal of corpora tion!! and capitalists. How can we face the people after indulging in sucb outrageous diiiwiijjjiintious and violations of principle? It ii unite apparent that this question of free raw material does not admit of ad justment on anuiiddla ground.since their subjection to any rate of tariff tnxntion, great or small, is alike violative of Demo cratic priucipal aud Deruocratlo good faith. 1 hope that you will not consider it in trutiveifl ay sometning in relation to anr.t ;ier subject which ran hardly fall to be trcuoixsoi.io to tho conference. I refer to tiie riljimiufut U la; Iff taxation on sugar. Uuilcx eur party platform aud in accord . nice with cur declared party purposes, su gin it. a Uiiilamate and logical article of rernue tuzation. Vutortuiiately.however, incidents have accompanied certain stages of tbe locution, which will be submitted to the d-uturenee, that have aroused in connection with ibis subject a natnral Deiriuulio animosity to the methods and manipulations of the tru.-;U and oomblna tiou. 1 C'.nfo.s to sharing in this feeling, ai.djret litems tJinet.e ought, if pos titile, s'jfliulouliy to fioe ourselves from I reji-.i'.ioe to enable us coolly to weigb the t:iuslilertIous which in formulating tariff lejii'.ati'.u ought to guide our treatment of sugsr lis a Uxabie article. 1TJ04B k 1DKLICATI! SUBJECT. Whl's no tendencies should be enter tnlnvc for tiiisU, er.d while I am decidedly opjKHnx! tn vrnattnr; thom, under tbe guise or tariff tiautior, t-ny opportunity to fur ther their peculiar mothods, I suggest that we ought not to bs driven away from the Democratic prlnciole and polioy which lead to the taxation of sugar by the fear, CLEVELAND ftl VIEWS qullo likely exaggerated, that ill carrying out. m is pnucioie ami policy we must ui rectly and inordinatelv eucourace n com bination of sugar reflniug interests. I know mat in present conditions, this is a deli rate subject and I appreciate the depth and strength of the feelings which its treatmeut has aroused. I do not be. lteve that wo should do evil that cood may come, but it seems to me that we suouiu not rorget that our aim is the com pletion of a tariff bill and that for taxing iur proper purposes ana witbln rea sonable bounds, whatever else may be said ui uur miiuu, we are in no danger of ruu uini; counter to Dcimn-rntif nt-Winlna While all this is at stake there must be in the treatment of this article some ground upon which we are willing stand, wiiero toleiation and conciliation may db allowed to solve the problem with out demanding the entire surrender of nxoo ana conscientious convictions. louKht not to prolong this lotttr. If what 1 have written is unwelcome, I beg juu io ueueve in my good Intentions, in the conclusions of tbe conference touching the numerous items which will be consid ered, the pcoplo are not afraid that their interests will be Deducted. Thev know that tho general result, so far as they are concerned, will be to place Iiome ueces saries aud comforts more easily within their reach, and to insure better aud surer compensation to those who toil. CANNOT PLEASE EVKIIYUODY. We nil know that a tariff covering all me variou intoresrs ana conditions or a country as vast as ours must of necessity be largolv the result of honorable adjust ment aud compromise. I expect very few ui us can 6ay, wneu our measure is per fected, that all its features aro entirely as we would profer. You know how much I ucprecated the incorporation in tbe pro posed bill of the iucome-tax feature, iu matters of this kind, however, which do not violate a fixed and recognized Demm-rui in iim-f pi,,.. we are williug to defer to the judgment of a majority or our Democratic brethren. I think tbere is a general aereement that this is a party duty. This is more palpably apparent, wueu we realize tnat the busi ness of our couutrv timidlv stands mul watches for tho results of our efforts to prerect taritr legislation, that a auick and cerium return or prosperity waits upoo a wise adjustment aud that a confldinir nen. pie still trust in our bauds their prosperity miu eu ue!l!). The Democracy of tho land Dle.id moat earnestly for the speedy completion of the innii icl'isibiiou wnicu tlleir rem-em-nta. Uvea had undertaken, but they demand not less earnestly that no stress of nece slty snail tempt those thev trust tn thn aoanuoumout ol Democratic principles' i ours very truly, Ukover Cleveland. effect of the letter. From talks with senators, tbe indica tions are that the president's letter to Air. Wilson will precipitate an anima ted discussion on the floor of the senate tomorrow. lit. Smith, if tbe rumors abnnt him oe true, will make a speech iu wbich ne will warn the conferees that they nave violated tne tuna placed in them when they receded from the senate amendments, and agreed, as has been reported, that they would accept the house schedules otr woolens, cottons. etc. He will outline the situation bh he sees it and will, it is said. In his con elusion, tell tbe senate, the president, suuuht auu me nouse ot renresent- atives that they ean accept tbe senate Din or no Din at all so far us his vote is concerned. Mr. Gorman will eoho the sentiniAntn that Mr. built h will utter, and will warn the house that if it Dersists in the course auoptea oy it today it will end la defeating a bill which is for tbe best interests of the whole conntrv and wuica was tne product of very serious attention on the nart of the senate and formulated os tbe only bill mac could hope to meet with success. ait. uorinan, if the statemont of his iriends mean anything, is more firmlv Kruuuu in nis original plan than ever. Mr. Brice will have a few words to aav nuvu tne senate oui in which be, too, win join nis colleagues in letting tbe ooantry know that it is tbe Penate bill and not the bouse bill that is to ulti mately Decorne tbe law of the land. iheidea aiso prevails in the annum that the bill will not be defeated, but that the boass will ultimately uiva in rainer man see no tariff, bill pass at all. air. uorman.witu some indignation, tonight denied tho story that had been circulated to tbe effect that he had sur rendered coal and given his coussnt that it should go back on the free list. MR. HILL 8EE8 CLEAR SKIES. When asked what he tlinnht nt tha letter or tn president, Senator Hill replied: "In the laugusgeof tbo novel. tne plot thickens. I prefer to say novniDg at tins time as to the pro priety or wisdom of the letter. It conies late and mar comnlicata tha whole situation and defeat all tar iff legislation whatever. If tbe president, instead of writing a let ter, bad exereised bis influence lo assist ms in getting votes for free raw material when I was making tho nam mereior in tne senate, the present unfortunate complications might have been avoided. I trust tbnt there will be mora votes now for free raw matril when I bring forth tha nrnnnsdiinn ngaln in the senate, which f expect to do. Tbe skies are briahtaninir. " CABLED CONDENSATIONS. Tbe new French antl.nnnr-i,i. i passed the preliminary atagos In the cham ber of deputies yesterday. A plot to blow ud Dublin bulbil n jjiiiin miu uinao una uoen discovered many arrests bave been made. and The German government does not nrn. pose to make reprisals iu consequence of the new Americau sugar tariff. M. Quesde's proposal of a subtlitiitn hill abrogating the anti-anarchist law of last December was rejected by a vote of 394 to 82. A woman who arrived in Berlin from 8t. Petersburg yesterday was seised with Asiatic cholera and taken to tbe Moabit hospital. The Italian shopkeepers who lost through the anti-Italian riots in Lyons have made claims for restitution nuirre gating 2,900.000 francs. The number of cases of cholera is dwind ling at Cracow and increasing at Sulejcz yki. At tbe Inttor place tbere Is on tbe average six deaths daily. Kamoan rebels bave been defeated in a skirmish. A petition, largely signed, has been sent to Lmperor William asking that 8amao be annexed to Germany. Cholera is increasing among the rafts rneu on the Vistula river. The spread of the disease is due to the faot that the raftsmen do uot have sufficient food and drink the river water. . It is charged that the Brazilians on both sides .runny inguter prisoners. A French enztueer. taken he- pit first employed to raise too Aquldaban. then made to dig bis own grave and shot! AS , A LARGE JOKE Railroad Men at the Chicago Stock Yards . Disobiy Striko Orders. SITUATION AT THE PULLMAN SHOPS t Three Hundred and Twenty-five Ap plications for Work Received New Workmen Are Mostly Hollanders. Efforts of Strikers to Persuade Ap- plicants to Desert the Pullmans Are Unsuccessful Notes of the Strike at Other Points. CmcAao, July 19. CTPHE American Riil wav llliinn'a nr II der warning all railroad men at the stock yards to desist from " worK, eeetueu to nave little et feet on thn men to whom it was ud dressed. Riiiroad employes returned iu ineir worif as usual; switching was continued, and the packers seem in clined to treat tbe mutter as a joke. Thn Pnllnmn alw.n. of l..ll ... Til will probably reopen early next week. Vice President Wickes states that he has received U2j applications, from WOrkniOn dntliririff tn lnrti tn nn.lr " a M . J . . U . U and that he anticipates no trouble in seeming a suiiiciunc number of opera tives to work all the departments. Throe hundred men are engaged in oil ing the machinery, cleaning the shops and doing other preliminary work While 100 of these man. who nr Hoi. landers living at Koselaud, wore on msir way to Pullman this morning. they were stopped a short distance west of Fullinao by strikers or their yuipauuzors and an ail-round tighten sueu. wnicn terminated in the new m m agreeing to go homo. After nearly reaching Roseland, however, the Hollanders separated in groups ot iwo or three and by a cir cuitous ronte returned to Pullman and Went to Work Afnat nt tha UnHano.. ..... . . v. - V -U..l.llV.U,L3 are iron founders, but all were pressed iutu service at Cleaning up. PULLING THE DRAG NET, The drag net of the federal law wan cast into the waters today and when tbe ropes were drawn taut, and it was puiieu ns ii ore, it was rouud to contain no less than twnntv-nlna lnitinim.ni. - j ...uv ' charging offenses against the interstate commerce act and toe laws relating to luh imnimnrEnEinn nr rim . ui.i.. mails against forty-three individuals iue granu jury announced at 4 o clock this afternoon that It h,l . ciuoed its labors nnd the fornman banded to Judge Seaman a batch of manuserint two fant hio-h whlnh if 1 .... .WM .b ,1 a, said contained indictments for every- ooay connected with the railroad strike in this district 1 he COnrt fixed thA hull nn nf the indictments in tbe gum of $10,000 against eacn ana everv initivirinui un cerueu. an warrants or arrest worn I XT . , - issued this evening and District Attor nev Milchrist and his JlHflnp.i;ttna muni fested an unusual retieence regarding me luentuy or tne parties indicted ihe clerk was instructed that the indictments should not be made a matter ot record until tbe morning, with tha mwW standing that at 8 o'closk or soon there- aiter tne warrants would be pressed nnd entrusted to donutv marnhnU fnr liumeuiaie service, it is stated on COOd authority that not. nnlv vanra l)..r. cumulative indictments atrainat nraai- dent Debs, vice president Howard, secretary Keliliorund Editor Rogers.of the Railway Journal, but that every other member of the board of dirootors hud been scooped in and pnt on trial. It is also hinted that Ori'arilr.ir Phn. Ian. who on Jlondnv was cnmmittnH r.v T nv. . . m ft t . . J jnuge i mi, or Cincinnati, lor oon- temnt of ennrt m imnnif Din.. against whom the indictments had been round, in otie indictment, and which so it whs stated in tbe dis trict attorneys oil ice. is ona nf the strongest yet found, no less than nineteen defendants are named. Sev eral of the directory of the Uailwuv union have lectured ilnrinir the nast woek to orsaniz ) lndL-nn ant and nut but they are rqtially liable to arrest as they remained within this jurisdiction. TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWN. Washington. Jul v 19 Secretary I. anion t tntiiirht nuuln tha fn11nt(n, statement concornintr tha situation nt Chicago; "The federal troops, having accompusneu rne purposes lor which they were ordered to Chicago, thev bave been withdrawn from the citv proper. With the exception of the infantry sent from Sackett's Harbor. all of tbe troops recently concentrated at Chicago, including ihe nrtillery and oavalrv from Forts Rilnv And Niobrara, bave been ordered to take station at Fort Sheridan for the summer. This will put a very much larger gnrrison at that point ready for s-rvice than when the troops were called into action. Thev wore with drawn on the assurance of the looal authorities responsible for the peace of the city, that the si tuition was com pletely under control nnd that the laws could be enforced and order preserved without the further emnlovment nf thn federal troopj. "While there is no reason to believe that their services will ha ronnlrnrl should such a contingency arise thev are but two hours from any part of the citv. and rnn hn uuallv unit milnbl,, called to tbe scene of tbe disturbance." A DISGRACE TO ENGLAND. End of the Alexander Divorce Caa In Ayrshire County, Ireland. Edenburo. July 10 In the court of sessions, where Lord Kyllaohy has been bearing evidence in the action for divorce brought by Cland Alexander of Billonhmvle. Ayrshire, mralimt hU wife, formerly Lady Diana Montgom erie, youngest daughter of tbe Earl of Eglington, jadgment was rendered to day for the petitioner. The case is one of tbe most remarka ble of tbe inany sensational divorce cases among the British aristocracy. Lady Diana Alexander ia about 34 years of as and was married to Mr. Claud Alexander on Do. 14. 18SD. REGARDED Acts on which the divorce suit was based occurred at Logan, Cumuock, tnoir usual residence whither they went in jf eoruary. ihui. xoe derens was that tilers was a. mutual free love agreement between husband and wife, including the hus band t condoning the relutiotis to bis wife of a Mr. Allison, the co-respond ent In tbe case. DECLINES TO ANSWER. Mr. Walker Will Give No Information Concerning Sugar Spaoulators. Washington, D, C July 19 Tbe sugar committee took the initial steps tuis aiternoon looking to the ronew.U of tbe investigation of charges against senators in which they are allegtd to bavo speculated. This was caused by tne recent publioation in tbe Nsw York papers. Mr. Harry Walker was summoned but declined to answer any question. PEACE AT SAN FRANCISCO. Trains Are Bunnlng- Fresly and Strikers Are Q ilet. San Francisco, July 19. There was no material change in the strike situa tion in tbe state today. Xrains rtre running freely and the strikers remain penceable. THE BLUEFIELDS TROUBLE. Like New Jersey, the Country Controlled by Mos quitoes. Is Washington. Jnlv 1!) Tha nnl in formation vouchsafed at the navy or state oepartmeut today concerning tho necessity for aendlnir thn (Vilnmhia tn Bluefields is the follow bulletin given to the nress ''Accnrdi TlIT t(i ft elfanntnii received by the secretary of the navy today dated New Orleans thn situation at Bluefields on Jnly 13 is reported as fl.il m. ,. . iuiiows: xue aiosqmios nave control in tne neignonrnoou or jJluntlelds and tbe acting Nioaraguan commissioner has gone to Rama." Naval officers think that there are three good reasons for sending the Co- lumoia to uitieneus and that the ad ministration was probably influenced by all ot them in issuing the orders: First Tbere ia llkelv tn hn nnnoi, ble fitrhtinir. as Nicaragua hm nn i.loc of giving up control of the Mosquito uuuutry auu American lives and prop erty would be ant to snff.-r In tha oh. scenes of a strong American force. n -cond it wnnM nantn MaairnldA In such a serious crisis to have an officer of hieu rank and areat exnerlanna nn the spot and Capt rin Sumner is pos- sesseu or tnese in a conspicuous degree. Liastiy ihe personnel of tbe Colum bia needs active aervien and liMnlino and a tour of duty In the tropics would uo ueueaciai. WERE CRUSHED TO DEATH. Horrible Fate of Five Miners at Will iamatown. Pink Grove. Pa.. Jnlv in a fnnr. iui accident iook place in the mines at Williamstown.aevnral tnllva frnm hora tbia evening, just as the miners were umiig uuisiea oat or tne colliery. A number worn in tha wucnn nrhixh hnH just started when the pulley under- neatn raned to woric Hnd they were craaned against the top rock, five beinor killey instantly. Terrible scenes were witnessed until tbe bodies were gotten out. Thn killed warn .Tnhn Pan,linU.l, John L. Llewellyn, M. A. Tate, William Clark and Charles Woodman. All live at Williamstown. married and bave children. Tueir bodies were horribly mangled and the affair created irreat excitement. The coroner will hold an inquest tomorrow. Pay oav diversions. Hungarians and Polandera Slash Eaon Other with Knives. Wilkes-Barre. July 19 A oav dav fight between Hungarians aud Poland era took place tonight lo a suburb of this city. Two men of this citv. Paul Lorak and John Shinski, being fatally injured and a number of other men being badly cut about the head and face by bottles and knives. 1 be men had beou driukinar all dav and tonight the Polandera present be gan boasting that they could be miners wniie the Hungarians could not. This led to tbe fibt in which knives, revol vers and beer bottles were used. Lorak whb injured internally and cannot re- cover, and Hhlnski had his aknll frac tured aud his nose torn off Four sr. rests were made. TICKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH. Bad vaccine caused three deaths In Montreal, Dr. Cook's polar expedition has readier! Cape Breton. The army worm Is doing great damnrm to crops in Wlscoiieiu. There will be no trial trin for thn crniani- Raleigh, built ut the Norfolk navy yard. V bile brutally assaulting his wife. John Asbbacker, of Louisville, was shot by his daughter, Mrs. T. V. ideaguer. Cars killed at a Worcester (Mass.) crnrln crossing Alexander Bin nor, aged 8a, father of the Baltimore league player. By tho explosion of gasoline John Rev. uolds' grocery, nt St. Louis, was Durned and three persons badly scorched. In order to pay employes' wages Ale.hl. ton receivers at Topeka had to secure a court order, authorizing a !,0,()OO loan. Finding tbe yonug babe of Mrs. Trnn Miller unprotected, a vicious horsa nt Huntington, V, Va., chewed it to death. Mrs. Mary Smith, a prominent woman suffragist and business womnu of Neb raska, has become insauo after a divorce. Evil gossip about a young woman led tn a general fight, near Faruiersville, La. in wuicu uim natt auu iouo otewart were killed. In a third statement Edward Hollowav. tbe alleged wrecker of a Big Four train, at Fontnnet. III., denied previous confession of guilt. Huitof Mrs. Ann Small, seed 70. aimlnat John Smith, 60 years old, of Detroit, for breach of promise ended in a verdict for the defendant. Guy T. Olmstead. who. In March last shot and seriously wounded William L. Clifford, a lettnr carriar -of Clilnnirn hna been found Insane. Imagining that be had shot Robert Outher, who bad attached his property for debt, Charles Isora of Knight's but ion", O., blew his head off. v FIRST BATTLE OPE! ROUSE Heated Debates Are Listened to by an Inter ested Audience. MR. WILSON DEFENDS HIS BILL Although Presenting' a Pathetic Fig ure on Account or Hecent illness the Author of the Wilson Bill Gained Frequent Applause by His Elo quenceMr. Johnson Wants an Op portunity to Vote Separately on Sugar Tvlr. Cleveland's Letter Read. Washington. D. C. July 19. TIIE first battle in the open house over the difference between tiie hones and senate was fought u today in tho house of represent ntives in the presence of a large Atid deeply interested audience. For the first time in a month the galleries were full, and nearly every ssat on the floor was occupied. Hostilities began imnie' diatoly after the journal had been read, wbon Mr. Ortwaito, of Ohio. presented an order from tho committee on rules, providing for two hours' de- Date on tbe report ef the conferees on the tariff bill and restricting action of the bouse to voting on a motion to in sist on disagreement to tho senate amendments in built. The order was antagonized by Mr. Reed (Me.) and Mr. Johnson (O 1 the latter of whom want ed an opportunity to vote separately on tne sugar schedule. Mr. Reed said be would say nothing on tbe resolution except tbnt there hau been a hope on tbe other side, especial ly, that this would become a really de liberate body, but for himself he hud doubts about it in view of what had ooeurred in the past. He yielded to air. Johnson, who opposed the adontion of the rule for the reason that, by bis interpolation or it, the right to instruct conferees to bring in a report upon a partial agreement was not reserved. He wnrnd the house that if tbe rule was adopted it would deprive itself of the power to consider the sugar schedule except in association with all other items in the bill. In view of the scandal that has been cr-3 ated over tbis snLjict, be thought the nou9e should have the opportunity to express itself upon it separately. A QUESTION AS TO TRUSTS. It bad been reported, Mr. Johnson said, that if the items of the bill were separated one from another then it would defeated. If that were so, be continued, the subject went bevond the question of schedules. It brought up tne question whether or not trusts had grown so urrogaut on protection that tbey are able to dictate legislation whether congress be Republican or Democratic. For one he was not will ing to concede that it was the case.und newantea un opportunity to vote to demonstrate that was untrue Ap- piause.j jur. Johnson asked ttie speaker if his construction of the rule was "that a motion to instruct the conrerees could not be wide? The Bpenker respouded in the affirm- l: ti ...... .... hvivv uuu jur. jounson retorted : r or that reason, I think, thn rule is bad aud should be defeated." MR. WILSON HAS THE FLOOR. Mr, Wilson was then recogtiizid, nnd as he roso a pathetic figure compelled to speak from under a tnatk that had hid most of his face from sight, he was greeted with applause on the floor and in the gallerins. He said he . was di rected by the conferrces on tho part of tne nouse to report that tboy had been unable to agree upon the amendments made by the senate to tho tariff bill. and to move that the home insist upon its disagreement and ask for further confenes. Speaking to the motion. Mr. Wilson said that it was true, as Mr. Roed had stated,thut formal meetings of the con ferees bad been held on but two davs. but ever sines the corfferees bad been appointed there had been long and earnest daily consultations nf the Dem- oeratio members over the 031 amend ments to the bill, with the result that the bouse conferees folt it to be their duty to bring tho bill back to the house for instructions. Thn situation, said Mr. Wilson.nrob- ably justified him in making some ex planatory remarks, which bad best bo made now. ruthor than wait for an other season. And in tbis tuntter. he said, he desired to be frank. If the conferees representing the majority of tne senate had folt as untrammelled in their uction as bad tiie house majority couferees, and as Iroe to do their duty to themselves and their country, n tariff bill could Ii.ivj been agreed nuon in one day that would have been satis factory to the D.'tiii-cratiu party and to the American people. Uut we were not long in fin iina out. said Mr. Wilson, greatly to our disan- puiutumnt, Hint whatever might Jiavo been tho purpose of the senate coti ferrees. theycamo fettered nnd llinitod in their action. They soomed to be apprehensive of a presence in tho sau ate that would prevent the passage of any bill but one that the house did not feel free to agree to. MR. CLEVELAND'S LETTER. As a part of his remarks he had read at the clerk's desk a long letter written to him by Prosi leut Cleveland wherein be defines his position on tbm pending bill. Tbe salient points of tbis docu ment, whloh were received by frequent outbursts of applause by tho Democrats and occasional peals of laughter by the Republicans, are these: He iidraoulshoB tho house conferees to stand firm for free coal and iron ore, as they were promised tbe people when the party pledged itself to free raw ma terial. He declares that to accede to the Republican protection in the bill now in conference on these items would be party dishonor and party outrage. The senate bill fell far short of beiug what tbe groat rank and file of the Democratic party demanded. Ua sugar the president said the party could place a tax on that article with out being subjeoted to the charge of abandoning Demosratio prin ciples, even though tbe charge might be made, although it would be exag gerated, that the party was encourag ing the refineries of the country. There would be no oLj .-ction to a tux on sugar if it war necessary the passage of the bill, but in reepeot tn coal and iron ore tbe president sai 1 there must be no re ceding from the boose bill. The presi dent's reference to sugar as a "delicate subject" caused much laughter on tbe, Republican side of the chamber, Aftr further dobate by Mr, Reed Mr. Wheeler, Alabama, and Mr. Grow, Pennsylvania, the motion was agreed to and Speaker Crisp re-appointed Messrs. Wilson, Turner, McMillin, Montguiury, Reed, Burrows and Payne the conferees on the part of tbe house, PETERS HEIO FOR TRIAL Authorities Balmy. Ihat Ha Is a Dyna mite Fiend. Lancaster, Pa.. July 19. Clarence Peters, after a hearing this evening, was committed for trial on the charge of attempting to blow up the Pennsyl vania railroad station at Watts sev eral months ago. Very strong teti mony ugainst the accused was pro duced. Tho dyuainito, which is alleged to have been stolen from a neighboring quarry, was traeed directly to him. He wanted to injure the railroad com pany for refusing him a job. disappointeTrkrs. Seven Outlaws at Red Fork Hold Up a Train and Secure a Jug of Wiiisky. Red Fork, I. T., July 19.-The hold up of the 'Frisco train at this point last night by seven outlaws did not prove a profitable venture. Before robbing the express car, the bandits overpow ered thn station aent aud seeured about $15 in cash. They then began preparations to rob the west bound train which arrived at 7 53 p. m. When the train arrived at the depot, one of the bandits held up the engineer and fireman and the conductor and brake man, and two stood guard over the passengers. The other two broke open the eiproBB car. Messenger Chapman, whose brother was killed in a train robbery several months ago, showed fisht and was knocked senseless. Tbe safe was opened, but there was nothing in it. A jug of whisky was all the car contained and the robbers took it. They said they were looking for a valuable money package. It was not on the train and the rob bers gave vent to their disappointment by firing a volley from their Winches ters after which they mounted their horse and disappeared, A posse headed by the Wells Farm road airnnt started in pursuit. GERMAN LUTHERAN SYNOD. Prcciedinse of the Meetings Held at Pittsburg Yesterday. Pittsburg. Pa., July 19. The Ger man Lutheran Synod now in session in Pittsburg was opened today by Chap lain R-v. H. Walker, of York, Pa. ihe morning session was ocenpied in doctrinal discussion, setting forth that the entire scriptures were inenired The inerrancy of Holy Writ was upheld against the inroads of modern nnluth- eran theologicians. This afternoon there was no discus sion of the synod. Instead there were held separate conferences of ministers, laymen ano teasiiers. ihe evening session was devoted to conference work. SACRAMENTO SHOPS OPENED. Four Hundred Wen Export for Work. Old Employee Rs-lnatated. SAftruMKKTrV Cain . .lnlw 10 17.rl this morning over 400 men reported for wora in uie suops miu many or the old employes were giv.m their formar posi tions. Etvry department, save the rolling mills and foundry, is in opera tion with a sufficient forse to handle all business for the present. It is generally conced'd that tbe strike, so far na it obtains here, is practically sHtled nnd that the railroad company has won. Three switching crews went to work this morning and traius aro made up without difficulty. KNAPSACKS FOR THE GUARD. New Acooutremnnts will Be Among Supplies at Coming Camp. IlAnnisnriHJ. Pn . .Tilly 10 Vr. rants have been issued from the adjut ant general's department for the pay and inaintenane.n nf trnnn ntutlnna,! ut. Punxutawuey during the eoal mine strike. The aggregate sum is 25,- 503 57. New knansncks are boinor fnrniahnd the guard for the encampment. IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH. Fire yesterday destroyed an entire block at Sharpsvillo, three miles north of bUHrou. Ihe loss is estimated at 2",000. Thn E:ist Peunsvlvnnia association of Free Baptints has been organized in liar lisliurg This association ib for the pro motion of general religious work in cen tral Pennsylvania. The officers elected were: Itev. Thomas C. Brewster, of West (.'onshohocken. president: Frank R. Calder aud Hev. W. F. Cranston, of this city, vice- president and secretary respectively. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. Chairman Wilson, of the ways and means committee, is sufforlng ko severely from neuralgia .hat bo will, this after noon, leave tor West Vijginia to remain until Monday next. Tbe president yestordav sent to the sen ate the nomination of Clifton R. Breckin- ridue, of Arkansas, to be envoy extraor dinary and minister plenipotentiary of the united states to itussia, vice Andrew D. White, resigned. Tho treasuty department was informed yesterday afternoon that Jl,00O,O0O in gold was withdrawn from the sub-treasury at Now York to b exported to Europe in ad dition to A0,U00 taken for shipment to Canada. This reduces tho gold reserve to 300,000. WEATHER F0RECAS1. Washinoton. 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