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Lackawanna Mcmlicr Secures Two
Special Orders in one Day.
W HclcBution of I'lttsburgcrs Seek to
Infu&o "Ulnacr" Into Mr. Inrr'a
Meusire-A Lively lo
bate Follows.
Bpeclt I to the Scranton Trlbmio.
Ilai HuburK. April 9. A Ktrlklnj; 11-
Vstratlon of Scrantunlan modesty wan
Lhlbtted In the house toduy In th
fork of rharh iV.Mall.-y. Last Fit-
Bay O'Miilh-y soeuivit two spwuu ur
flers. It Is coimidcivd"a K'l'Ut favor to
Secure one ntid the Idea of uskini; two
fo complett'ly aniazv.ed the houxt that
ho orders were granted In-fure the sit
uation was realized. The bills provide
hat territory annexed to eities of the
third class becomes part of the poor
nd school district of such city, lloth
Df" these bills imsswl the house finally
totluy; as did also the bill relating to
the Carbondale poor district, providing
that each ward shall elect a member
ttid that the president Jude of l.acka-R-untia
cuuntjT shall till the vacancies.
Two b)lls In one day Is pretty good
leurk for a first termer.
The Fair compulsory education
bill wan given a Jolt today . by
k delegation of PlttsbuiKers. The
measure has passed the house, and
was up for final passage in tin- senate
loduy. Senator Yaushan had the bill
ommltted to the committee on edu-
1 for a hearing. The Allegheny
people are lu favor of compl
ication, but they think the Karr
t severe enough. It was to in-
jttle Kinder into It that they
e. The dlei;ation represented
isory council of the patriotic
and Principals Farrer, siiiyder
ialn. for the Alli'Kheny County
Is' association. Professor Far
ilned what the western people
'hey recommended that the
be modified in two particulars,
the truant officers with au
to arrest truant children on
'ind to authorize school boards
aside a truant room for Incorrtgl-
un.i?sters. Professur Farrer left
ommittee under the Impression
the unmanageable boys would be
isoned there. Senator I'pperman
larked that such a scheme was a
i-house of refuse and he did not
e It. The" senator favors the separ
ate room, but thinks the children should
be allowed to come and go to and from
thtlr homes to school.
Senator Vaughan thought a truant
room would put a ban upon the chil
dren and they would be shunned by
their, fellow. Professor Farrer replied
that It would certainly art as a deter
rence. Senators Vaughan and Mitchell,
of Hradford, sufjgented that it would
be better to begin with a mild law and
then make It severe after the people
are educated to the Idea. Mr. Fairer
answered that the Massachusetts and
New York laws had been made more
drastic in response to public Sentiment.
Mr. Farr claimed that und-r his bill
the truant officers have the authority
to arrest children. The bill provides
that the officers shall look after the
youngsters, but the word arrest is not
used. It was the opinion that the Farr
bill, as It now Is, does not confer the
necessary authority.
Mr. Farf said the house committee
on education objected to arresting tru
ants. Professor Farrer argued that
flnlnfr the parents did not reach tho
Ihildren. In the case of widows, for ex
ample, they may be defied by their
children. Parents, want their children
educated, but often the parental gov
ernment Is weak, and it Is not the ratilt
of the father or mother. The Idea of a
truant room scares the rural members,
as Home expense Is attached.
Professor Snyder suggested that th.
mandatory feature be knocked out, and
firlve school districts who want such
truant rooms the authority to set them
aside. Mr. Farr Insists that school
boards have the Authority under ex
isting laws. A. P. Cochran recommend
ed that the returns from the census of
gchool children, made by the assessors,
be filed with the secretary of the school
boards and the state superintendent
Instead of the county commissioners.
It will save the expense of transcribing.
The committee decided to take the
amendments under advisement.
Rills Posted f inally.
In the senate these bills pat-Tied final
ly: Creating the office of deputy audi
tor (reneral, at a salary of jl.OOO.
KepeallnR the act fixing the fees to
lie charged by Justices of the peace,
aldermen, magistrates and constables.
Providing for the teaching of vocal
music In the public schools.
Enlarging the equity Jurisdiction of
ommon pleas courts. .
To punish pool selling, receiving and
transmitting bets, or aiding In pool
kelllng or betting.
Providing for the Incorporation of
ompanles to supply materials for re
rigeratlng purposes to the public
hrough pipes or conduits from central
When the bill to grant street railway
ompanles the right to enrry freight
and collect compensation therefor was
eached In the house, Mr. Fow, of Phil
adelphia, opposed it, saying thnt it
frould break up all the men who owned
xpvess wagons and In many other
would work hardships on certain
le. Mr. Rllss (Delaware) said that
ople of the state would hall with
passage of nuch a measure.
ntry people, he said, wanted
ure and It would be wrong for
to disappoint them In their
The bill then passed
vote .of 121 ayes and Is
atlng the department of
correction was amended
he salary ot the superln-
13.500 to $3,000; three
600 per annum Instead of
o clerks at $1,200 Instead
Iso provides for one duputy
,vo. ,
adjourned at C p. m. until
10 o'clock. - -
irs Elected at tlio Campflro at
, llarrlscurg.
rrlsbtirg. Pa., April 9.3overnor
.Ings, Major I. B. Brown, Major
v the
Hodgeklns, of Huston, and I.Inn.llaTl
ranft, a son of the dead coinmnnder,
niuilt speechen at the reunion camp tire
of HartrnnftH division, Ninth corps,
Army of the Potomac, In the hull of the
house of representatives this evening.
The place was packed.
During the day the surviving vet
erans held their regimental and-division
business meetings, tho division
electing these officers, president, Major
I. it. Urown, llarrlsburg; vice president,
Henry Cox. Wellsboro; secretary, I. I".
Meredith, Stcelton; assistant Kecretary,
I). I.. Hurst. Newvllle; treasurer, Ii. J,
Link, Wllllamsport.
I.criiI l ights Arc StuKttcrcd by tho Attl
tudo of tho Supremo Court-lluslncss
for tho Law vers.
Wushlngton, April 9. The scope and
effect of the decision of the supreme
court in the Income tax cases, o far as
they relate to the collection of the tax
upon Incomes other than those derived
from rents and Interest on state muni
cipal bonds, are the subject of general
discussion. A wide diversity of opinion
exists upon this point, and the various
expressions tend to confuse tho average
mind. Attorney lieneral Olney, for In
stance, Is quoted as saying:
"So far as lower courts are concerned,
the division of tho supreme court is us
binding as if the whole court had been
unanimous In its favor. I cannot be
lieve that any judge would grant an
Injunction to prevent u collector from
collecting the tax on Incomes derived
from other sources than rents or state
and municipal bonds In the face of the
supreme court's uctioti. The only way I
can see by which persons who object
to paying the tax can secure judicial
action is by their paying the tax under
protest and entering suit for its recov
ery." But there arc other lawyers equally
familiar with the practical effect of de
cisions of the supreme court of tho
I'nlted States, who say that the action
of the court yesterday binds no judge
in respect of the points as to which
the court Is evenly divided, not even
the circuit court for the southern dis
trict of New York, In which the cases
An Attorney's Opinion.
"Should a circuit conrt jude decide
that the law was unconstitutional."
said an attorney this afternoon, who
has a large practice in the supreme
court of the United States, "and Issue
an injunction uffalnfjt the collection of
the tax. which, however. Is rather im
probable, in view of the general prac
tice of courts, triat would stand as the
law for that circuit, because it could
noi be overturned by a divided court.
"L'r.'tU there Is a full bench, however,
there does not appear to be much prob
ability of relief from the operation of
the law against incomes other than
those derived from lands and municipal
and state bonds. Even should a court
render a Judgment In favor of a man
for the amount of the tax he had paid
under protest, there Is no provision In
the law for a refund in such a case,
and the litigant would have to wait
for congress to appropriate the money
before he could Ret It back, unless the
olticlal tc whom It was paid, or his
bondsmen, should voluntarily recoup
the payer. All the same, however, I
liok upon the decision of the court yes
terday as only the beginning of litiga
tion, respecting the law, and believe
there will be much business for the law
yers." ,
Dnmugo Resulting from Heavy Kainfull
at Various Localities.
Easton. Ta.. April D. The rains iast
night and today have caused the Dela
ware, Lehigh and Kushklll rivers at
Kastouto rWerapblly andoverflow their
banks. The water In the Delaware
here showed twenty-five feet above low
water mark this evening, and it Is Btlli
The dwellings and mills on the Hush
kill creel; are inundated on the lower
floors anrl much damage has resulted.
Kingston, N. Y.. April 9 A heavy
flood has been raging In the Hudson
river and the streams in this section
caused by a steady rain that fell for
twenty-four hours. Many outbuildings
have been carried away. People are
moving Into the upper stories of their
houses at Kddyvllle, Hosendale, High
Falls and other places.
Port Jervls, N. Y., April 9. The most
disastrous flood that has visited this
section for seventeen years Is now pre
vailing. The Neversink and the Dela
ware rivers have overflowed their
banks and fields for miles along their
course are submerged. Farmers along
the Neversink from this village to Oak
land have suffered great damage from
destruction of buildings. A largo num
ber of bridges have been swept away.
Lambertville, N. J April 0. -The
Dtdaware river haa risen fourteen feet
during the past twelve hours, and the
water Is still rising. Cellars are flood
ed and any families are moving: their
goods to higher frrounds.
Sent Hack to Germany.
Washington, April 9. Franz Kmll Spever
and Franz August Dossier, who came to
this country under contract to work for
the Wllkes-Harre, Pa., Lace company,
have been ordered deported to Our many
by Commission Oeneral Stump. Hult has
been Instituted against the luce company
by the government for violating the alien
contract labor law.
Zimmerman Will Wed.
I Troy, N. Y., April 8. It Is announced
inai riiiur n. s.immcrmun, me cnampion
bicyclist, will wed In Juno next. Miss
flrace Kllcy, of thin city. Tho wedding
trip will extend to different parts of the
world where Zimmerman Is entered to con
test In blcyclo races.
.Vino TJIo Again.
Pittsburg, April. 0. nubbins' mine, nt
McDonald, which resumed yesterduy with
about fifteen men at th r,0-cent rate Is
idlo today. Tho strikers were successful
In getting the men to quit wurk.
Lebanon's health officer uses a green
flag as a scarlet fever sign, and, tho sons
of Frln are Indlgnunt.
. The annual convention of tho slate grand
lodKe, Knights of l'ythlns, will bo held at
Rending beginning Aug. 20. , .
Tho State Editorial association will try
to Increase Its "membership at a meeting
to bo held at Harrlsburg April 23.
Thinking an electric? car would atop o.t a
street crossing, John Koberts, of Pitts
burg, started to cross In front of it and
was killed, v
The Protect lun llumipion Scores
I'olnts nt Hartford.
tiovernmcnt Treasury Cannot Ho Ho
plcnihlicd by Impoverishing People
, That Sustuln the (iovciiunciit.
Hccord of Kepobliciinlsin.
Hartford, Conn., April . (Jovcrnor
MoKlnley, of Ohio, arrived In this city
this morning und was driven at once
to the capltol.
At the capitol (.overnor McKlnley
was greeted by lovernor Collin and
visited tho, senate chamber, where he
was welcomed by Lieutenant (loernor
(Nude, and presented to the members of
the senate, lu the house (iovernor Mc
Klnley was Introduced to the members.
Tho governor made brief speeches In
each house.
The capltol was crowded with visi
tors. The banquet of the McKlnley
club this evening was a notable gather
ing. Covers were laid for 500 persons.
There were speeches by .Mayor Urain
urd, tiovernor Coffin, Senator Piatt,
Sena tor Haw ley, ex-Congressman Duck,
Congressman Henry, Speaker Fessen
den anil others.
(imornor Mckinley's Address.
(Iovernor McKlnley began his speech
with an eulogy of New Kngland and
then went on to say that the question of
party ascendancy, always practical and
Just, now Is of very serious Import to
all our great business and commercial
Interest. Indeed, It concerns us all. and
free, lull and fair discussion of the Is
sues it involves must inevitably lead
us to Just and wise conclusion. The
Republican party now, as always. In
vites the fullest discussion of Its princi
pals and policies.
In less than two years under the fiscal
policy of the present administration the
government has been compelled to bor
row $103,000,000; or $Sl,ritlO,OU0 for every
year, Jt5."i00.000 for every month and
f'.I.U.'O for every day since the In
auguration of President Cl-veland in
IHj.I. The lack of confidence in th
financial policy of the government is
nowhere made more manifest than in
the drains which have been made upon
the treasury for the redemption of the
President Harrison paid off $296,000,
000 of the public debt and turned over
to Mr. Cleveland's administration $U'4.
OoO.OOO surplus. There was not a mo
ment from the Inauguration of Presi
dent Harrison to the second Inaugura
tion of Mr. Cleveland In which we did
not collect for every day of every year
sufficient revenues to pay every de
mand and obligation of the govern
ment. President Harrison's administration
was a bond-paying, not bond-Issuing
Wc Wont Business.
What we want in this country Is a
general resumption of business. Wc
want the restoration of prosperity and
confidence, which we enjoyed before the
change. Business at home will bring
It and It will bring good money In
abundance, and neither will come In
any otherray. You will not restore
active business nnd good wages by a
policy which transplants any part of
our established business to Europe.
What wo want what we must have
Is enough money to run the govern
ment, and it must be borne In mind
constantly thn.t we have the best gov
ernment and highest civilization to
maintain of any goverment and civili
zation of the world. We must forever
avoid that condition which was stated
in open senate a few weeks ago when
the assistant treasurer ut New York,
Mr. Jordan, notified the government of
the I'nlted States that we could not
hold out for more than another day
longer, and that unless relief came this
great government must suspend pay
ment. ,
1 ho Way to Stop Loans.
My fellow citizens, tho way to stop
loans is to stop deficiencies, loans nnd
deficiencies have come to be Inseparable
from the Democratic party, nnd we
should ever remember that we cannot
replenish the treasury of a govern
ment by Impoverishing the people who
sustain the government. The Heplild!
can party has never lowered the flag
or the credit of the government, but has
always exalted both and will ever con
tinue to do so.
twknty.om: mkn kii i id.
Terrlhlo Kcsults of an explosion In n
Washington onl .Mine.
New Mexico, Wash., April 9. A terri
ble explosion took place Irtft night in
Blue Canon coal mine, ten miles from
here, nnd of twenty-three men who
were-at work in the shaft nt the time
twenty-one were killed. The two men
who escaped were uninjured. The
bodies of a number of the killed ore
still In the mine, but rescuing parties
are at work looking for them.
Tho explosion was caused by tapping
a fHicket filled with damp, which Ignit
ed. The mine was Inspected a few
weeks ago und was pronounced safe.
' GRADY Ki:.ARKi:STi:i).
Tho Cashier, 1'nnhlo to I'lirnlsh Hall, Is
Taken to Philadelphia.
Lnncnst'or, Pa., April 0. Thomas M.
Orady, the defaulting cashier of tho
First National bank of Marietta, wns
re-arrested today by order of theUnlted
Spates authorities and given a henr
ling this afternoon on charges of em
bezzling the funds of a national bank,
making false entries In the books and
misappropriating the funds ot the bank.
Cashier Bowman, Grady's successor,
test I lied that the shortage was $36,00.
CJrady was held In $15,000 ball, which
he was unable to furnish, and ho wns
taken to Philadelphia to await trial,
Two Marshals Dimgoroiisly Wounded In
a Contest with a Murderer.
' Little Rock, April !. Deputy Marshal
John Salmon and posse had a thrilling
experience In Sugar Loaf county, Choc
taw Nation, Indian territory, in cap
turing William Frasor, one of the mur
derers of Irvln Bell, a prominent mer
chant of the Choctaw Nation. Fraser
escaped to the mountains, barricaded
himself In a fort, and all attempts to
dislodge him proved unavailing. Sal
mon induced Fraser's wife to accom
pany tho posse, telling her ho would
protect her husband from the enraged
neighbors of Bell, who were unxlous to
lynch the murderer.
As soon as the oltlcers came In sight
Fraser opened lire, and an engagement,
In which about luo shots were ex
changed, followed. Two of the posse
were dangerously wounded before ( .the
ofllcers could close In nil Fruser, wdio
was knocked Insensible and manacled.
Members of the Society Meet nt Philadel
phia to Coinincmonito tho Thirticih
Anniversary of l.eo's Surrender.
Philadelphia, April 9. In commem
oration of the thirtieth anniversary of
the surrender of Lee to Grant nt Appo
mattox, the annual convention of the
National Medal of Honor legion was
held toduy at Dooner's hotel, In this
city. Among the distinguished mili
tary men In attendance were Oeneral
Charles II. T. Collls, of New York, com
mander of the Legion; Cornelius Omn
ia, Brooklyn, Junior vlce-commnnder;
Major General Francis J. llerron, of
New York; Oeneral L. O. F.stes, of
Alexandria, Vu.; Hon. Arnos J. Cuin
mlugs, of New York; General Wheelock
O. Veazey, ex-comnmnder In chief of
the Grand Army of the Uopubllc; Gen
eral George W. Mln'dll, cf Brooklyn;
Major James It. Durham, of Washing
ton; Alexander Mack, of Connecticut,
and others, upon who'm congress has
conferred medals of honor for heroic
service. Captain John C. Delaney, su
perintendent of public buildings, nnu a
medal-holder, also attended. Tonight a
banquet was tendered the members of
the Legion, and tomorrow Mayor War
wick and the presidents of council will
give them ui reception In' Independence
Olllcers were elected today as follows:
Commander, Colonel Charles F. Betts,
Of Philadelphia: senior vice-commander,
John It. Cook, of New York; Junior
vlce-commnnder, ltlchard S. Stout, of
Oswego, N. Y.; chaplain. Captain Ed
mund Kngllsh, of Philadelphia.
Just before the convention adjourned
for lunch. Commander Betts an
nounced the apiHilntment of W. J.
Wray 03 adjutant general and the re
appointment of James K. Durham as
quartermaster. A resolution was adopt
ed requesting the secretary of war to
allow the wives of comrades of the
urmy and navy to be burled In the na
tional cemeteries.
The next annual convention will be
held In Boston.
It Is Thought That Ho May 110 a Prisoner
In the Hands of the Knords.
New York, AJril 9. An Important ca
ble dispatch was received today by Dr.
J. II. Wurman, which may throw some
light on the fate of the missing bi
cyclist, Frank G. Lenz.
Lenz went on a bicycle tour around
the world. He left New York on June
4, 1&2, and went through China, India,
Burmah and Persia. He was last seen
between Tabriz and Krzroum In Ar
menia. A correspondent of Outing suc
ceeded some time ago in tracing Lenz
as far as Chilganl, a village on the
plains of Aiashglrd.
The cablegram received today by Dr.
Wormau from the same correspondent
announces that Lenz arrived nt Chil
ganl safely about May 9, 1X!H. He be
came it he guest of a man named Abak
I'arsagh and was In good health and
excellent spirits. The Inhabitants came
to see his bicycle, at which they mar
velled greatly. He left Chilganl the
following morning and told his host he
was going to Krzeroum. A month
later the villagers beard that he had
been killed In the Vicinity of the vil
lage of Koord All.
Koord All was one of the villages In
the mountains through which Lena had
to ass when crossing the mountains to
Deli Itabn, which Is the first village in
the mountains and which Is about five
miles from the Armenian village of
Kedlknn, the last Armenian village on
the plains.
Dr. Wurman, who was seen nt the
Hotel Majestic, said he did not think
Lf-in: was dead: !"1 think Lenz was
carried away by the Koords to captiv
ity and they nre waiting for him to be
riiniiiitntd. I have hopes that he will
turn up all right."
Lenz Is a native of Pittsburg und Is
about 27 years old.
:oi,om:ls ciikc.k no good.
Wllkcs-llnrrc l andlord Is Looking for nn
Absent (iitcst.
AVIlkes-Bnrre, Pa., April 9. Colonel
Hreiinan, of Hawaii, who hn3 been In
this cily for a month past. Is missing,
nnd his whereabouts Is unknown.
While here he was a guest at the Ex
change hotel. Yesterday ho Informed
Landlord Smith that he was going out
of town for a few days, and then pre
sented his check for $110, drawn on a
bank in I'ottsvlllo. After deducting his
board bill he was given $00 in change.
Today the check came back marked
worthless. Detectives ore now looking
for the colonel.
Silver the Remedy.
Harrlsburg, April 9. Charles tidier
Clurk, secretary of the Manufacturers'
club, of Philadelphia, addressed a large
audience In tho seniilo chamber tonight
on the financial situation, lie favors sil
ver us tho remedy for all the Ills of tho
Lushed I nnngiit to the Rigging.
Annapolis, Md., April 9. John Jt.
Knowles, a sailor who nindo himself fa
mous during tho naval engagement In Mo
bile bay by lashing Admiral Fnrriigut lo
the rigging of the Hartford, dlodlicre to
day. Ho hud been ill the navy forty-flvo
For failure to play In M. B. Leavltt's
Denver theater, Mrs. Langtry has been
sued for $I,1!00 damages.
The American university wdll receive a
bequest of t'JO.UtM from the estate of tho
lute Itev. Dr.' W. S. Birch, of Kokomo, Ind.
Georgo J. Gould and wlfo word among
tho many prominent mourners at Mrs.
Paran Stevens fyncral In New York yes
terday. Tho collapse of an Orchard street, build
ing in New York and tin! killing ot five
men caused Building Inspector T. J. Orms
by to bo Indicted for manslaughter.
Wllllum R. Warner, a Phlladelphlan,
was yesterday at New York sentenced to
eighteen months In tho state prison for
giving checks In payment for a saloon on
banks whore ho hud no funds.
Futlicr ln rk, Vicar General, and T.
S. Prichard Are Killed.
Without Warning Two of tho Hand
somest sinietiires In Wheeling l ull to
tho tiioiniJ, burying Scverul
Men in the Uulns.
Wheeling, Va., April 9.-At 8.20
o'clock this morning ono of the most
fearful dlsanters in tho history of
Wheeling occurred. Two of the hand
somest buildings In the city fell In with
scarcely a moment's warning, burying
about a dozen men within the ruins.
The structures were each five stories
high, and were occupied by T. T. Hutch
inson & Co., v holesaledealers III leather
and hardware, and W. II. Chapman &
Sons, dealers In painters' and builders'
The Chapman building was begun
last fall, and was Just nearing comple
tion when the acoldent occurred. The
two buildings are adjoining. At the
hour mentioned the employes heard an
ominous cracking, the big structure
gave a convulsive tremble, and Willi a
crash the south wall fell, tearing down
the lloorlng and structural work.
At the Kami? time G. A. Clifton, a car
penter at' work in Chapman's, noticed
the sand falling out of the wall separat
ing the itwo buildings. He at once gave
the alarm and started for the door. Be
fore lie could reach It the bricks and
mortar were falling down In showers,
nnd Just as he got outside the crash
came. William 11. Chapman, Walter
Chapman anil Ncwiton Wilson, the pro
prietors, also escaped without Injury
other than being bruised by the falling
The H ii ins on l ire.
The ruins caught fire and before the
fire department arrived, were giving
rise to a dense, blinding smoke, which
made 'the work of rescue very difficult.
At noon the following men had been
taken out dead.
Father F. Park, vicar general; W. S.
Prichard. merchant, Buchanan, -W. Va.
Those thought to be lost are: Michael
Moran; Kugcne Burke, an employe of
Hutchinson & Co.; Uobert Wincher,
boy, employe of Hutchinson & Co.;
Harry Cowl, Western Union messen
ger. The Injured are: T. T. Hutchinson,
senior member of the firm, one rib
broken and Internal Injuries, will prob
ably recover.
K. i. Williams, carpenter, severe cuts
on head, not serious; M. J. Ford, sales
man, hip broken.
The cause of the accident was the de
fective construction of the Hutchinson
building, which .was weakened a year
or so ago by the addition of two stories.
Father Park was the oldest Catholic
priest In this diocese.
Ituildings l.nt Iroly Destroyed.
The fireman did not get the flames
under control until this evening, but
It will be morning before the blaze
will be completely extinguished. Both
buildings, together with the stocks, are
a total loss. A more complete wiping
out of what were once handsome struc
tures could not be Imagined.
A building across the nlley, occupied
by S. M. 4tice & Co., wholesale milli
nery dealers, was struck by the falling
wall nnd a big hole knocked In the
sldj. The building next to that was
also badly sprained and fears nre en
tertained for its safety. Altogether
the a ss will amount to over J'JiMl.OaO,
The insurance cannot lie ascertained.
Father IVirk, who was the oldest
Catholic priest Iii the state, was not In
cither of the buildings, but was walking
up the alley when the deplorable affair
occurred. Harry Cowl, the messenger
boy, was also killed In the alley while
returning from a call.
A startling rumor was extant this
evening that an explosion was Immin
ent, for ntored In the Chapman build
ing Is a carload of turpentine and oil.
If the flames reach this nothing can pre
vent a most horrible addition to what
Is already the most disastrous accident
that lias occurred in the city. At 7.II0
o'clock, however. Chief llealy claims to
have the llame cut off from the oil.
Six Men Arc Severely llnrnej at No. '2
Slope of the Susquehanna Coal Coin
puny. Wilkcs-Barre, Pa., April 9. An ex
plosion of' gas occurred ot Niintleoko
in No. 2 slope operated by the Susque
hanna Coal company at noon today. It
was caused by a naked lamp curried
by one, of the miners. A number of
men were at work In the slope at the
time, six of whom were burned.
The. Injured men nre: Simon Maren
kevlts, miner, ngw 35, married, nnd
has a wife nndonechlld;KtanIe,vZureof,
tnln.T.'agcd 27, married, wife and one
child; Stanley Kcrchlnskcy, married,
ngeil 32, wife (ind one child; Waddlck
Gozdlkskl, laborer, ag;'d 25, single; Mar
rlan Klcoskey, laborer, aged 33, mar
ried, wife and one child In Poland;
Frank Kopchinskl, laborer, nged 2S,
married, wife and one child In Poland.
On being brought from the mine they
were taken to their liumes In ambu
lances nnd cured for by physicians,
who were at once sent to their assist
ance. They were all burned about the
lumids and face and will soon recover.
An Amcrlenn Nulliond llond Swindler
Arrtstod In Paris.
Pal is, April !. The Temps says that
an American swindler named Wing has
been arrested In Paris for obtaining
advances upon the bogus securities of
the Bock Island, Peoria and .St. Louis
railway, a concern which, according to
the. railway authorities, has no exist
ence. Wing formerly occupied grand apart
ments In the Hotel Continental, but
when he wus arrested he had only
about 40 cents on his person.
Secure Evldcneo to Do I'scd In a Cam
paign Agninst tho Kvll.
Milwaukee, April 9. Itev. Walter J.
Patton, or Asbury Methodist Episcopal
church, and another preacher, whose
name Is not positively known, spent
nearly the whoiu of last night In a tour
of thu MHwuukeo tenderloin district.
Tiny were accompanied by a well
known man about town, and they saw
things, Mr. Patton says, that eclipsed
for moral depravity anything ho has
ever seen, und he has made Investiga
tions of the same kind In Chicago and
Now York.
Thu many who piloted the preachers
says he spent $:S0, und that the preach
ers' trip cost them less than $2 each.
They not only saw thu cancan, but
visited the gambling houses, where they
were taken for "hot sports" nnd Invited
to try their luck on the turn of card or
wheel. Mr, Putton Intimates that the
evidence he secured will be used In a
campaign against vice that has been
mapped out by well known people,
It Is Very Doubtful if Muny of the Present
Members Will He enllst ut tho Expira
tion of TlielrTerins.
Special to thu Scranton Tribune.
Montrose, April 9. Company O, Thir
teenth regiment, National Guard of
Pennsylvania, will, on May 5, be three
years old. Whether or not it will live
is a question now being agitated
among Its members. The total strength
of the company is fifty-five officers and
men and the three years' term of ser
vice will, on the date above mentioned,
expire for about halt Its members.
Many business men of Montrose have
Interfered with the advancement of the
company by refusing to employ mem
bers of the National Guard. In many
cases men who would re-enllst are
fearful of so doing on account of the
firm stand taken by their employers.
First Lieutenant It. James McCaus
land was si.-cn by The Tribune corre
spondent and in reply to the question
as to whether he would accept the cap
taincy of Company G Bald: "In the
first place Captain Ainey's resignation
has not been accepted and again I have
not been asked to take command In
case it should be. The subject is pre
mature and while I have every Inter
est of our organization at heart I will
state that under the existing circum
stances I will not accept the captaincy
of the company." Lieutenant George
S. Jtssup also spoke of the good fellow
ship which from the start had existed
among Company G's members, nnd
hoped that those whose term of service
will expire oa May 5 will continue the
service. '
to become their captain.
Most of the liberal-minded citizens
of this vicinity hope for the continu
ance of Company G so that its perpetu
ation will rank us among the towns
of Pennsylvania which are classified aA
patriotic, even if small In Btature.
lie Will Contest Income Tax to tho bitter
New York, April 9. John G. Moore,
who brought the original suit contest
ing tho validity of the income tax law,
sa ys :
"I am advised by my counsel that the
court divides equally on the question of
the validity of the tax so far as the
$1.0i0 exemption is concerned. There is
a strong expression of opinion by Jus
tice Field that the entire law is uncon
stitutional. This, however, cannot be
decided until there is a full bench. The
question as to the Invalidity of the law
on account of the $4,000 exemption can
be raised by a motion for a rehearing
before a full bench, or by making a
payment tinder protest and suing the
collector to recover the money. This
Is only a partial victory. I Intend to
continue the contest against the lnw,
and, If necessary to do so, I will make
my return, .pay the tax, and then insti
tute suit to recover. I adhere to my
original opinion, that tho law Is not
only odious to a great majority of the
American people, but Is In violation of
the constitution, nnd t Intend to press
the contest to a finish."
An Engineer nnd l ireinnn killed and a
Itrakcmnn Injured.
Bradford. Pa., April 9. A bad wreck
occurred on the Buffalo, ltochestcr and
Pil.sburg railroad early this morning
between Punxsutawncy and Big Hun.
The nlllclal nccount of the accident, re
ceived from the company. Is that a
train struck a washout and left the
rails, piling up the locomotive nnd
eighteen empty cars.
F.nglneer Taylor nnd Fireman Shea
were burled under the wreck and killed,
ami Brakemnn Bobbins was severely
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KepnMlenns t'nrry New Jersey.
Trenton. N. J., April 9. In the municipal
elections throughout this slate today the
Republicans carried Newark, New Uruns-
wlck, I'assnlc, Jersey City, Camden and
this city. The Democrats carried rater
son und some of the smaller towns.
The president yesturday appointed Jo
seph J. Morrison an assistant appraiser of
merchandise at New York. ,
George Piirvlnnee, 11. W. Austin and II.
H. Carter have been appointed a perma
nent board of marine hospital surgeons
to examine olllcers for retirement.
Stale department oflleliils arc puzzled at
the delay In getting an olllciHl report upon
the case of ex-l'nlted States Consul Wal
ler, reported to be languishing In a French
military Jail In Madagascar.
Deputy Comptroller Mansur whose con
dition hns been so critical for Bcveral
days that hope was abandoned. Is resting
somewhat easier tonight. His physician
suys there Is no Immediate prospect of Mr.
Munsur's dentil.
Private Seeretnry Thurber's attention
bring rnlled to the statement contained In
a Washington evening paper that the pros
Ident was being flooded with telegrams
from nil parts of the country appealing to
him to cull nil extra session of congress
to repeal the Income tax law, ' stated,
through tho I'nlted Press that not a sIiirIo
telegram, letter or verbal communication
had been received on tlio subject,
England declines to espouaa the cause
of Hawaii's ex-queen.
Italian troops In Africa havo captured
Sulama and occupied Almnia.
Sir William Harcoiirt has reintroduced
In thu house of commons his local veto
license bill. ,
The Hova works nenr Tamaitavo, Mada
gascar, were bombarded by. French cruis
ers on April 4. ' t ' ,
No reply has as yet been recplvod In Lon
don to Great Britain's demand that Vene
jucla explain a recent Insult to the Dliitiuh
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