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The Former Warm I'olitical rriends
Arc Strangers Now.'
Voorhees Claims That .Mngce's Ally, Sen
utur l lliiii, Threw Illin Down In the
Orgiinlatlonof the Present House.
Other Capital Notes.
Bpeclnl to tho Soranton Tribune.
Harrlsburir. Pa., Jan. 20. The bonds
of political friendship which so ions ox
Jpted between Chris L. Magee, the Ile
lubllcan leader of western Pennsylva
nia, and Charles K. Voorhees, of l'luila
deliJhia, late chief clerk of the house Of
representatives, have been suddenly
snapped In Hwaln. The rupture be
tween these two prominent politicians
liUs created almost as much interest
and surprise anions the lawmakers and
politicians mt the state capital as Uio
break between Senator Quay and Dave
Martin over the defeat of Senator Pen
rose for mayor by the Republicans of
The (lUurrcl between Mat;ee und Voor
liees occurred In tills city during the In
niiKUiutleui of tiovernor Hastings and
would prohoably have resulted in a per
sonJl encounter In the cafe of the Com
monwealth hotel hud ti itt mutual friend
interfered. The trouble had Its origin
with the failure of the l'hii.-idelplilan to
secure a re-election, for which he holda
his former fr!cm! responsible. They jnrt
at the Comnionwculth last week for the
first time since it!:e owanizal km of 'the
present leyixl.ittire and Vouchees ut
onre accused Slapree of bringing about
his political downfall.
Illumes Senator Hinn.
The ex-chief t-l.-rk declared he would
have been re-elected if ikiKee and Sena
tor Klimi, of Al'.eiv'ueny, had reinalnod
at liyie and kept hands off. He ac
cused Senator i'linn of having goti" to
Philadelphia early In December an.l, at
a conference between Dave Martin and
others to arranu? a slaile for the ornnni-
za.tion of tho legislature, threaten to re
pitrn his scat in the senate unless an
other chief clerk of the house was chos
en. Flinn complained that Voorhees
had interfered with certain lefrlslarJon
tit the last session of the legislature in
which his constituents were specially
Mageo admitted this ra correct and
made tho same charge aguinpt Vour-ihi-es,
which so angered hlru that he
tmlked much more plainly to the Pitts
burger 'than he Is accustomed to having
hls friends do. Magee told Voorhees he
was responsible for his failure to secure,
enottier term, .that lie was grlad to be
able to have defeated him and that If it
had not Ix-en for him (JIageo) Senator
Quaywoulff Mtve "dumped" the chief
clerk four years ago. Both men talked
very plainly aind made ugly charges
against each other. Magee trembled
with rage and Ito prevent a. probaibl.
fisticuff friends interfered and led him
away. The following day Voorhees and
the Pittsburg leader met Again and, ex
cept to coolly bid each other the tlnv of
the day, nothing passed between them.
Kx-Representative Crawford, of Phila.
delphLi, a personal friend of both, tried
to bring them together, but his efforts
to restore peace were barren of good
Vooiihees tells his friends in this city,
and they are legion, that he has decid.
ed to quit polities and f ir 'that reason
win not accept the position of secretary
to the chairman of .the city Republican
committee, tendered him recently b
the political leaders. He has accept..-d
a flattering offer from a large insuvsuiri
company to enter Its service as a: ex
. eeutive officer. Voorhee's hostility to
the Penrose bill abolishing the public
buildings commission was the beginning
of tho end of his political career.
The (.liiuy-.Viarlin t.luurrel.
The lawmakers iund politicians have
not ceased 'to wonder what will bo the
outcome of tire quarrel between Quay
and Martin. Those who have hereto
fore been friendly to both do not know
which way to turn or whore Vey will
land. A Philadelphia .member of the
house paid today of the quarrel: "I
have concluded to stand off and watch
Quay and Martin fight and then rob th
dead." That is likely to be the result
of the trouble. The majority of the
politicians will keep hands off until
both men htave given an exhibition of
their political strength and then cust
their fortunes with the stronger.
The Appointment of Staples.
Speaker Walton gave his colleagues
8 surprise on Thursday by the an
nouncement of hla appointment of
Representative Staples, of Luzerne, ns
the minority member of the committee
on rules, the most Important commit
tee In the house. It was expected that
the speaker would select Representa
tive Fowl, of Philadelphia, or some
other old member for this committee.
Ills reason for honoring Mr. Stnples
with this appointment Is solely because
of the 'Personal friondshlp existing be
tween them. The speaker and the
member from Luzerne were born at
Straudsburg- and went to school to
gether. Thefricndship which then ex
isted has ever since maintained, al
though they have for many years lived
In different communities, and as Mr.
Staples Js bright and Intelligent and
gives promise of making a creditable
record Mr. Walton! decided to honor the
schoolmate of his youth with one of thw
most desirable appointments at his dis
posal. Of the new members of the house
none a iv more popular or attentive to
duty than David Singer, tho Pennsyl
vania Democrat from the Fourth Phila
delphia legislative district. He takes
an active part in proceedings and Is
rairely absent from hils seat during- the
sessions. Mr. Singer Is a logloul and
' convincing talker, ready debater and
one of the best all around members
of the house, and withal modest and
Uepresentntlve Stewart, the dean of
the Philadelphia delegation, has Intnv
duced a ibHl In the house to relieve renl
estate -brokers of a tax which he cou
Hitters unjust. Under the Interpreta
tion of Auditor General llregg, of the
tiwolawsrelatlveto the taxation of such
brokers, they are lluble for a tax of 3
per cent., the same ns regular brokers,
There are over 1.600 real estate men in
Pennsylvania, (lenerul (Iregg assist
ed In the preparation of the Stewart
- bill, which makes them liable for a
Continued on Puge 2.
Hundreds of I-unilltcs Have Notulug to
liut and Children Are Naked.
By tho United Press.
Greeley Center, Neb., Jan. 20. The
distress In this part of the state Is ap
palling. No picture of the suffering
has been overdrawn and a great many
sad cases have been suppressed. Thus
far there has been but little cold
weaither and no snow. Hundreds of
families had nothing to eat and no fuel
and children re so nearly naked that
they are kept from school. At least
one-fifth of the people of 'this county
have become county charges, which has
depleted the county treasury and de
preciated county puper until it is not
worth more than half of Its face value,
and is still going down.
It is impossible for the people to care
for the destitute, tind unless a large
amount of outside assistance is received
at once some of the worthy farmers
and their families will perlBh. The peo
ple are most In need of clothing, and
anything in that line cannot fall to al
leviate suffering.
President Cleveland Makes a Statement
Regarding the Situation uud Submits
Correspond!; tic.:.
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 20. President
Cleveland ma.de the following state
ment this evening with respect to the
Hawaiian question, which he seemed
entirely willing to discuss.
No information has been received
which Indicates that anything will
happen in' Hawaii making the presence
of one of our naval vessels necessary,
unless we are prepared to outer upon
a policy and course of conduct violative
of every rule of international law and
utterly unjustlllable. All who take any
Interest In the question should keep in
view that Hawaii is entirely Independ
ent of us and that In Its relations to
us It Is ti foreign country. A ship has
been sent to Honolulu, not because
there has been any change In the policy
of the administration, and not because
there seems to be any Imminent neces
sity for Its presence there. The cssil
has been sent In precise accordance
with the policy of the administration in
every case of the kind and from mo
tives of extreme caution, and because
there is a possibility that disturbances
may be renewed which might result in
injury to itli. persons or property of
American citizens entitled to the pro
tection of 'the Visited States. This
course was a t once dttermlned upon ns
soon as the information reached the
government of the recent revolt.
"So far from having the slightest ob
jection to making public the instruc
tions which were given to the com
mander of the Philadelphia and the
dispatch he will carry to Mr. Willis, our
minister In Hawaii, I am glad to put
them before my fellow citizens. Here
they are:
The Officio! Instructions, v
Washington, Jan. 1!).
Hear Admiral T)ear.lFlee, Flagship Phila
delphia, San Knmelsi o:
Proceed with the I'nited States ship
Philadelphia Willi dispatches to llonolul i,
II. 1. Your purpose as the United Slates
senior naval cllicer there will be the pro
tection of the lives and property of Amer
ican citizen!", in case of civil war in the
Islands, extend no aid or support, moral or
physical, to any of the parties (nga'.;."l
therein, but keep steadily In view your
duly to protect tho lives and property of
nil of such citizens of tho United States r,s
shall not, by their participation In such
eivll commotions, forfeit their rights In
that regard to the protection of the Amer
ican Hag. An American citizen, who, dur
ing a revolution In a foreign country, par
ticipates in an attempt by force of urnu
or violence to maintain or overthrow the
existing government, cannot claim Hi:, t
the government of the United Slate)
shall protect him against the conse
quences of such net. Show these Instruc
tions to and consult freely with the
United States minister at Honolulu upon
all points that may arise, seeking his opin
ion and ailvlco whenever practicable upon
the actual employment of the forces und'-r
your command, bearing In mind that the
llplomatlo field nnd polillcnl Interests of
the i'nited States are ill his charge. Af
ford hlin such aid in all emergencies as
may be necessary. Attention Is called to
article 2S7 of the United Slates navy regu
lations as amended. Acknowledge by
U lcKi-ntn.
(.Signed) Herbert.
Washington, Jan. ID.
Willis, Minister, Honolulu:
Although your telegram reporting up
rising of Jan. U dot s not Indicate that you
regard the presence of a war ship neces
sary, the president deems It advisable that
one proceed Immediately to Honolulu for
the protection of American citizens and
property should a contingency arise re
quiring It. You, as our solo diplomat!.
representative, will confer with the com
manding ollicer as to the assistance which
his Instructions contemplate in ease of
(Signed) Oreshum.
Secretaries Oresham ond iterhert
were In conference with President
Cleveland for several hours at the white
house, tonight presumably discussing
Hawaiian uffalrs. The cabinet olllcers
say they have received nj additional
news besides that already communicat
ed to the press.
Hcv. Dr. Iluclinnun Dead.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, i Jun. 20.-Itev. Kdward
Young Iluchunan, 1.U, for more than
fifty years a minister of the ProteBtant
I'iplscopal church, died today, aged 81. Dr.
Iluchunan kas born In Mercersburg, this
state, unil was a younger brother of Presi
dent James lluchnnan, Por thirty years
prior to he was rector of Trinity
church, this city. In 1KS2 Dr. Kuchanun
was forced to resign his pastoral charne
owing to tlid lnllrmltlcs of Increasing
Jacob I. Dlpner, of llarrlshurg, fell
down Bin I is at the Central hotel and was
Itev. F, C. Yost, pnslor of St. John's
Itefornied church, Phoenlxvllle, has re
signed. Charles P. Adams, of Carlisle, has
been appointed law clerk In the attorney
general's Department.
A gang of Italian laborers on the elec
tric rem 1 1 between Lancaster and N'ew
Holland aro on strike.
While picking coal on the Pending rail
road tracks at Lebanon, Daniel Kunx wus
struck by a truln anil killed.
Falls of coal at Shainokla fntnlly In
jured Mike Coaluskio, while John Dun
kow and Htanny Siegman had their hands
Thomas and William J. Morgan, hoys
of Phoenlxvllle, were badly Injured while
coasting, their sled running under tho feet
of a homo.
Tho I) and Id-Inch mill at the Lochlel
Rolling mills, Harrlsburg, which have
been Idle since Dee, 22, will resume today
with a three-quarter force.
No Material Channe in tiic Strike
'.situation Yesterday.
Present Torce I'nublo to Copo with the
Mob-Wires Are Cut, Cars Stopped
and Motormcn and Conduct
ors Hourly Handled.
By the United Press.
Hrooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 20. There was
no change in the strike situation here
this morning. Up to noon the com
panies hud made no effort to Btart cars
on any of the lines which were expected
to be opened today, nnd but few on
those they had in operation. Large
crowds gathered In the vicinity of the
various depots, but most of tho per
sons composing them were sight seers
and they gave the pi dice and militia
but little trouble. J
Mayor Schleivn took hold of the strike
with new determination today. Public
Indignation at repeated disturbances In
spite of police and military, und public
discomfort due to the failure of the
companies to restore the operation of
their roads even with the uld of police
und troops, stirred lilm ito action. He
sent for the strike leaders and also for
the railroad presidents and held pro
tracted conferences. Nothing was ac
complished that bring the strike any
nearer sittletnent.
Mr. Connelly, the strike leader, later
gave out the proposition that the men
made to the mayor. It was that tli
companies restore to their pay rolls nil
men who were In their employ Jan. J2,
and the mayor to appoint a committee
to whom both sides could submit their
case und the committee to dindde who
Is to remain In the employ of the roads
and at what terms. The men made no
condition requiring the discharge of tho
men employed to till their places. This
proposition was rejected by the presl
denta of the companies.
Mayor Sohleren, aficr the failure of
his attempted arbitration, decided that
the situation was becoming grave. Ho
lii'l'l a consultation with lh igudlcr Gen
eral McLeer and they decided to make
a request on the governor for additional
troops. The mayor Issued a proclama
tion requiring all persons to refrain
from assembling In the streets until
quiet Was 'restored and notifying the
public that the police have been or
dered and the militia requested to dis
perse any unlawful assemblage.
I ulton Street Wires Cut.
The wires on the Fulton street line
were cut In several places early this
morning. At 1.30 o'clock a crowd of
B.000 persons congregated on Itergen
street between Vanderbilt avenue and
Classon avenue. A car was stopped
nnd the motormnn taken off. Tho car
was stoned by the men, who also placed
heavy stones on the track. The re
serves were ordered ito the spot and
soon restored order.
There was a disturbance almost In tho
E'.-.adow of the First precinct station
house at 3.30 p. in. A car on of the
Sfvcnth avenue line lost its grip on tlu
trolley for a monvnt, and a crowd was
assembled In an Instant. Two or three
p;.'.'cemen who were present attempted
to drive the crowd back. Olilcf r Ha.'
l irtrton was Ftiuck In tho face by a bl
Swede. He attempted to arrest the
r.i.in and the crowd rushed to the res
t tie of the prii'oner. The police whistled
for 'hcl ii and the Swede was finally at
lvrled. crowd of toughs on the Itergen
street bluffs stoned the cars of that
Hue and caused considerable troubl.?
ail the afternoon. The police charged
lie crowd, which, iiumbeit.l sevei.'l
hundred, and nrrcnteil a man named
(iallagher. Clubs were ued freely for
a while. The bluff was finally cleared
and UjO police stationed there on patrol
duty. Tho ftiikers claim that
the new men dese rted today.
ti n of
Riot on llmnilton Avenue.
A Court street car, run by a green
motorman, got stuck at the corner of
Hamilton avenue und Court street at
1..JD o'clock today. A large crowd of
Ktrlkers Immediately collected and soon
began throwing stones. The crowd
grew larger nnd more menacing nnd a
hurry call was sent in to headquarters
for more men. The reserves from three
precliiols were sent to the scene Imme
diately. They cleared the street nnd
run the disabled car Into the stables
ut Hush street.
The first car that has left the depot
of the Fulton street line In Kast New
York since, the strike bejran, rolled out
this afternoon about 2 o'clock. It was
guurdiMl on all sides by soldiers with
fixed bayonets. Over H.OOO men and
women were gathered In the vicinity,
but they made no dcmomUrutltm. The
car wormed Its way along ut slow speed
until It reached Manhattan crossing.
The troops returned to the depot about
200 yeards away and eight more cars
followed on the same headway, with
similar results.
The crowd 'was very orderly, tho
presence of. three companies of In
fantry, backed by eighty mounted po
lice, having a deterring effect.
Of the ten cars only one got through
without Interruption. The others were
blockaded nt Saratoga avenue by build
ing materials that were carried from
some houses In course of erection and
deposited on the track.
Tlp .mllltila stationed at all the depots
ond stables yesterday remained on
duty at those places today. After the
conft-reiice at the mayor's house, Prtvii
dont Norton paid that his position was
unclivwiged, and that lie refused the
proposition made 'by strike lenders for
the reason that he has men to operate
ell of h'ls lines If afforded gufllulent pro
tection. President Lewis declined to
talk mud President Wicker had nothing
to say.
.More Troops Ordered Out.
Albany, N. Y Jan. 20. Oovernoir
Morton wins on duty until late tonight
In his olllce at tho executive maiuelon.
The Kovernur Ithls afternoon received a
telegrnin from Mayor Kchlt-ren, of
Urooklyn, asking for additional troops
und Adjutant (leneral McAlpIn wired
(lenernl Fitzgerald, as commander of
the First brigade, located in New York
city, orderinK him to assemble his
bi'lgade of 4.K00 men mud to report for
Immediate duty in Urooklyn, There
are ivow 3,000 troops of the Second
brigade on duty iln Brooklyn, and by
tomorrow thvre will be over 7,000.
The soldiers on guard In Urooklyn the
past two days ih'ave experienced much
inclement weather and the reinforce-
m-enits were called ten provide for rallefa
as well as for additional safety.
New York, Jan. 20. At 6.30 o'clock
toni!o;h an order w.as Issued by Brigade
Genera! Louis Fitzgerald orduring all
members of the Second brigade ito thcilr
respective armories to prepare for Held
duty ait once. The greater portion of
the members of the" brig-ade answered
at once to the call, and at midnight
W'ttre waiting for orders to move to
Address hy the Strikers.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 20. There was a
meeting of strikers this evening. The
meeting lasted until nearly midnight.
An address to the citizens of Brooklyn
was then issued. In substance It Is as
Citizen Seven days since the em
ployes of the Urooklyn trolley lines wore
driven from their posts by soulless cor
porations because they were human he
ings und unable to work another year un
der the terrible strain put upon them by
being compelled to run trolley curs
through crowded streets ut a high rate of
speed for fourteen hours for a day's work,
though they contracted for only ten hours.
All our offers to arbitrate were cruelly re
jected. The cars are not yet run In spite
of military and police not because of our
violence, but because the companies can
not get skilled labor to work upon their
terms as to what shall constitute a day's
work. The companies' ofilcers do not
want to operate the roads as long us
they can hoodwink the mayor and the
public. If they did every wheel, without
the help of tho police or military, would
be running In one hour.
Tho whole strike, heurtleBS as it Is, Is
caused by those who wish to depreciate
the stocks of tho company held by out
siders. Wo have bowed to the written
law und shall salute Cessler's hut until
the great majority of suffering beings
llnd out what we, 111 bitterness, have
learned that the laws, the Judges nnd the
government nre for the rich, the power
ful und tho grasping. Our servants they
nhoi'M be, our masters they ore When,
oh, w'.-n will come the day when their
vows shall be spilled on the ground.
1 cdcrnl Troops to Iteport for Duty.
Urooklyn. Jan. SI. There is a proba
bility of federal troops being asked for,
In view of the Interference with roads
which carry the malls. Members of the
First Artillery, United States Army,
stationed at Fort Hamilton, who have
been away from the pout on leave, were
notilied tonight to report for duty at
once, us all leaves of absence are can
celled. , ,
The Mystery of Ihc Disappearance of the
Holt County Treasurer Cleared Ip at
By tho United Press.
O'Neill. Neb., Jan. 20. The body of
Barret Scott, the defaulting treasurer
of Holt county, and who, while out
riding with his family New Year's day,
was fired upon by a party of vigilant
niul dragged fioni his carriage and
taken away, was found last night in
the Niobrara river. A new-hemp rope
about one-half inch in diameter was
about his ntck and the end' dangled In
the water. Kvldenees show that he
was hiingetl before thrown Into the
water. (
The credit of the finding of the body
is largely due to the energy nnd enter
prise of the citizens of the vicinity. A
weilc ago Friday a search began for
Scott, but the wc-.ither at the time was
so severo that many of the si archers
froze lingers, noses and ears and work
was temporarily suspended. Saturday
morning by concerted action on the
part of the citizens of that vicinity and
delegations from O'Neill, Atkinson,
Spencer and Butte, the work was re
sumed and resulted ns above stated.
Aft -r the lindlliq; of the body this
morning- an lnquni't was held. A num
ber of witness. ? wi re examined and a
verdict Tendered 'that Seott came to his
death ait the hamds of Oeorge Mulllhan,
Mj-jo Ivllior, Mont Roy, Janus Pinker
man, and othnrs whese na.mi s haw not
yet been d.-vovcrc.l. The men named
above have already bvn nrre.'iticd and
put under 'ball, but tin effort will be
made to have the amount of the bail
ralacd to a sum that shall more nearly
l aippriKich the enormity of the ci lm.
with which they are charged. The bail
Is nmv only $."i00. At the conclusion of
the .inriuest the remains were immedi
ately forwarded to O'Neill.
A very quint and .sturdy determina
tion has been manifested by the law
and order people of Holt county that
no e-ton? should lv left unturned until
Scott's body wus found anul the guilty
panties brought to justice. The first
pant ef this determination has been ac
complished and they are now going
bout iwlth the anie steady purpose
to avenge iln a hg'.il way the most
elastardly murder In the history of thl3
part of the country.
Hawaiian Gocrnment Able to Suppress
Any llluek uud Tun Insurrection.
By the United Press.
New York, Jan. 20. A dispatch o the
Sun from San Franslsco ways: The
Honorable Francis M. Hatch, Ha
waiian minister of foreign affairs, who
itanhed here a week ago from Hono
lulu and was bound for Washington
upon butiiif ss of 'importance to three
(rovei nmcnts, has b.en compelled by
the disturbance In Ha.wall to chanae
his plans a'lHl return ito Honolulu with
all possible despatch. I
Minister Hatch fays .that the gov
ernment of the republic Is in complete
control, thut It Is ma-ster of the E.lun
tkm, and that there Is no question of Its
power to suppress any disturbance.
. .
Tho Philadelphia Sails.
By the United press.
San Francisco. Jan. 20 The cruiser
Philadelphia nailed for Honolulu ut 11
o'clock this morning.
Postponement of probate of James O.
Fair's will at 'Frisco points to a hot con
test. IHsehnrged union motormcn at Fort
Wayne, Int., will sue the trolley company
for damages under a state law.
After killing Ills wife, John Qulnn, ex
rouvlct, of Dulton, (la., took Hiryclinue,
but wus saved by tho overdose.
Tho .flight of Mill Superintendent J. A.
Potter from Chlltonvllle, Mass., reveals a
i;,U00 shortage, and private citizens will
By a sawmill boiler explosion nt Alto,
Tex., Tol Hlchards, Alexander Lewis,
William Lewis und Abner Lee, colored,
were killed.
Appointments of thirty-four more sen
ale employes In Nebraska than the law
ullow's has provoked a strugglo with the
slate auditor.
For Mealing tho love of Mrs. Will II.
Classen, O. W. Wallace wus fatally shot
by the Injured husbund on a train tivur
Edmund, O.'T.
Hawaiian Question W ill Arouse Elo
quence in Congress.
An Effort to Get tho Urgent Deficiency
Dill Out of the Way-Action Desired
on tho .Measure to Improve
the Navy.
By tho United Press.
AVashington, Jan. 20. The Hawaiian
debate that sprang up In the senate
early Saturday and was cut short by
the ceremonies that had been arranged
fotl the day in memory of the lute Sen
ator Vunce, Is likely to be resumed to
morrow with Increased vehemence. The
fact that a warship has been sent to
Hawaii will not cause the Republicans
to recall the Aldrlch resolution declara
tion in favor of this course. Republi
can senators will endeavor to show that
this step was not taken until It up
peured to the authorities here thut such
a vessel was not wanted. But nt the
same time Senator Lodge und thers
will probably contend that this Im
pression wus based upon a misconcep
tion on tho part of our minister of the
purpont of the statement made to him
by President Dole", or the Hawaiian re
public. It Is likely that the discussion
over the Hawaiian matter may con
sume the morning hour for several
The chairman of the appropriations
committee hopes to get his conference
report on the urgent deficiency bill with
Its Income tax provision out of th
way tomorrow, nnd he will then call
nil nnd seek to get a vote this v.tek on
the bills making appropriations for the
consular and diplomatic service and for
fortilleatlons and other defenses. The
flirt named bill will probably be re
ported to the senate tomorrow.
It Is likely that an cffoi-t will be made
this wei k to get action on the bill re
ported by Mr. Butler on the sixteenth of
this mouth providing for the re-oigan-
lzatlon nnd increase in the elilclency of
the personnel of the navy and marine
corps. Officers of the line, who ure
especially benefitted by this measure,
have been deluging senators with tele
grams urging them to call this bill up
and give it their support.
Chicago's .Modest Hcqlicst.
Chlcajro will come to the front In the
house of representatives tomorrow with
the bill to authorize the construction
of a public building In that city to cost
Ji.000,000. This .bill, In connection with
five other pubic building bills for the
construction, carrying much smaller
amounts for public buildings In Penn
sylvania, New Jersey and Massachu
setts, will be the special order for Mon
day's session by resolution of the com
mittee on rules. The adoption of the
resolution by the house will knock out
"Suspension day," which was probably
the intention of Its promoters. Under
the standing .rules of the house, tomor
row should be devoted to the calling up
of bills under suspension of the rules,
a dangerous flood gate which the con
servative leaders usually try to shut off
In some indirect manner. The remain
der of the week, aside from the one
hour friven every day to reports from
committees, will be devoted to the ap
propriation bills.
The first committee hour will be occu
pied by the military committee with the
bill to establish a national park on the
uetiysLiurg battlefield. The Indian ap
propriation bill la pending, the sundry
civil Mil is on the calendar, and the
naval and agricultural bills are prac
tically ready to be reported.
Senator Jones' currency bill, as out
lined in these dispatches a week ago,
still hangs 'in midair. It has not been
Introduced for thu ample reason it hat
the Arkansas senator Is unable to se
cure the pledge of suirie.ient votes to
pasj It. Numerous conferences have
bren held and frequent visits to the
whit? house have been made and elo
quent appeals h ive btvn addressed to
the .silver men. but without avail, und
there is today less hope of the passage
of a hill than when Mr. Jones first made
the draft of his measure.
The concessions that have been made
are ilntinvstliiK, and should Mr. Joiijs
over be iln a poWllon to Introduce ails
bill Jt will lie f.mnd to have been ma
terially changed from the one originally
The Destruction of the City's Steam llcut
lug Plant Headers tho Hotels and Many
Residences Cheerless.
By tho Unltod Press.
Pottsvlllo. Ph., Jan. 20. This was a
cold, cheerless day for 150 PoMsvUle
families, while the guests of three of
the principal hotels shivered In their
nonis or In the lobbies ond ate their
meals ;ln overcoats. The cause of Hills
chlllneisis of liivsldes and general ills,
ceinifont was a big fire that broke out
at 2 o'cleiok this morning nnd pai tkilly
detitnoyed the building containing the
$."i0.000 pliant of the Pottsvllle Stvam
Heat und Powtr company und several
small buildings adjoining.
He&ldcs the 200 'business places nnd
private fannliitw supplied by the cem
pany with heat, the First and Second
PreeabyteiCa n churches, the Trinity ltei
f jrnied, the Flrsit Reformed, the Eng
lish Lutheran and the Methodist Kpis
coiwil churcbts aiU get their Hteiim heat
from this plant, and owing to tlw fire no
stirvlces could be held in any of ithem
The origin of the fire Is a mytery.
The fireman were nt work lining up
under the Immense boilers, when the
flames burst forth and spread so quick
ly that 'they had only time to escape
from the building. The building was
damuared to the cxtemt of $3,000 with no
Insula new a nd the loss to the owners of
the adjoining property Is about the
Peculiar Dcutli of an Aged Hatcher ot
By the United Press.
Ii,'ylogtoiw.n, Pa., Wn.J 20. SltUim In
his chair fmxen BlUT, with the front
dixirvf his house open, lAsher Duncan.
A. butcher, 33 years of jiKe, was found
at his iresrklence Just south of the bor
oiiirh this nuirniliiK. There were a num
ber of cutfl wild bruises on his foreheud
and fuco was covored wlith blood.
This first led ito a suspicion that he
hud been tnuidired, but after a post
modern examination a jury decided
that Dungan hud an apolepllc fit, after
which he had frozen to death.
General Ilcthunc,kof (ieorgla, Is at tho
Point of Pcuth,
By the United Press.
Washington, Jan. 20. General James
N. Bethuive, of (Iforghi, Hcs critically
111 in 'this city. He Is nearly 92 yeaas
old iand ha had, in many ree-pecta, a
remarkable career. A native of Geor
gia, he wus the first editor In the south
to openly advocate secession. He was
also almost Ithe 7loneer free trader in
this country, having us early us 1840
advocated "free trade and direct taxa
tion." At lone itlme (he was attorney grentiral
of the state of Georgia. He moved Into
Virginia shortly after the late war and
Incidentally became widely known aa
the original owmtr of "Blind Tom" the
negro musical prodigy.
Tho State of Missouri Sinks Id Fifty Feet
of Watcr-Twcnty.five to Forty Persons
Are Reported Drowned.
By the United Press.
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 20. The passenger
steamer State of Missouri, plying be
tween here and Memphis, sank at Wolf
Creek, 200 miles below here today.
Twenty-live to forty persons ure re
ported drowned.
Owensboro, Ky., Jan. 20. Four sur
vivors from ithe wreck of the State
of Missouri were on the mail packet,
Ci'ty of Oweinrbar,o, when she passed
here today. They saved their lives by
swimming and managed to catch to a
tive some distance below. One had
managed to reach shore, but the other
three remained in the tree till rescued,
It is believed by them that from twenty
to forty lives were lost.
A yawl, contahiing a woman and
children, was upset by me-n trying to
climb in and all were drowned. There
W'crj own- 1m0 people on the boat, ox'.
curding to their cstiinute. The cabin
S'lid upper Avoiks of the boat floated
u.way. The Pilot house was tawvd
ashore at R.jckport. The City of
Owen.-boiro got out part of the freight
from 'the cabin deck.
Most of the passengers saved went up
tlhe river on Ithe Tell City.
Tlu State of Missouri is a very long
stern wheeler, plying between Cincin
nati and New Orleans. She had on
board a fairly large cargo of freight
and forty cabin passengers, beside a
crew of sixty. At Alton Uie river nar
rows and the water being high, an ex
tremely swift current results. Thin
threw the stern of the boat toward the
Indiana shore. Before the pilot could
regain control of the boat she hit a
rock, tearing a long hole In the hold at
the water line. The sheick was terrltl.?
and consternation seiz?d upon th ; pas
sengers, and In a moment they were
frantic. Without tegard of conse
quences they rushed to tho upper deck
In the hope of delaying the inevitable,
us the boat was rapidly sinking. Wo
men nnd children were trampled upon,
but It Is believed all got out of the
The light for Life.
Then the scramble for seats In the
yawls began. It was a fight for life, in
which many combatants are believed
to 'have gone to their death. The first
yawl launched was sunk within twenty
feet of where It struck the water. It is
believed everyone in it was drowned In
sight of the affrighted people huddled
together on tho sinking steamer. A
second yawl was then pushed off con
taining four women. This Is believed
to have reached shore. Just when there
seemed some hope that by means of
this yawl the passengers could be saved
the steamer gave auothtr terrlllc lurch
and literally broke into pieces, und in
ten minutes from the moment the rock
was strue'k nothing but the hull re-1
The cabin, decks and pilot house float
ed away, dragging down into the water
every one upon It. The lighter freight
was washed from the main deck and
on this men, women and children clung
as best they could, many, however, only
to fall back into the ice cold water.
Several succeeded In getting Into the
trees and were rescued by farmers and
by passing steamers. On the City of
Owensboro, which passed here tonight,
were four of the passengers who had
been rescued from t'.ie trees. One of
them was W. C. Leathers, of Ken
tucky, Mr. Leathers thinks Ihnt at least
thirty-live people were drowned. He
says there were fifteen cabin passen
gers, thirty de'ck passengers and a
crew of sixty on board.
Alton, Ind., -where tliu wreck occurred,
Is thirty miles from a telegraph sta
tion, with almost Impassable roads.
The news secured came by steamers
passing here today,
trunk llenosM's Heath Cuitscd by a Lurge
Ey tho United Press.
Wllkes-Burre. Pa., Jan. 20. Frank
Iltmoskl met with a peculiar accident at
Nanllcoke which resulted In his douth.
While walking- along Che street a large
dog ran between his legs, knocking him
His head struck against the curb
stone, fracturing his skull. He died to
Twenty per cent, of tho looms In Itlack
burn district, near .Muiii liesler, Eiir., huve
slopped working.
Huron ltanfi'y, the new premier of Hun
wiry, announces that ho will mulntuln
Dr. Wekerle's policy.
Several Spanish deputies Intend to nt
tuck tho cabinet ace-using the ministers
of huviiiK yielded to the menuees of Presi
dent Cleveland In making the new com
nierelul urrnnifement.
At a meothiflt of the British South Africa
company In London, Cecil lthodes, prem
ier of Cape Town, wus received with
cheers unil emphatically denied tho alle
gations that tho representatives of the
company In South Africa wore political
Professors Imprisoned.
By the United Press.
Uowley. Mass., Jan. 20. A letter has
been received from Mrs. A, O. Papnxln,
formerly of this place, but now of Alntnb,
Turkey, slating thut tho authorities hnve
eloseel all tho colleges 111 Armenia und
huve imprisoned thirty-five Amerlcun pro
'For eastern Pennsylvania, generally
fair; warmer; southerly winds.
We have now open a wagniu
' cent stock of
Zephyr Cords,
and Checks,
English Percales
Duck Suitings, Etc.
The eany assortments are
alway s the best.
510 and 512 Lackawanna A?e.
The boys and girls must
have the best Leather
and Rubber Shoes.
We have them. They
don't cost much, either.
Closed Evenings Except Saturday,
ill MI
Is doing the business.
And the population of Scran
ton know where to go for
popular goods at
popular prices.

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