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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1899.
No Sign of Break in the
Ranks on Either
QUAY WANTS 14 VOTES
General Oobin and Other Friends of
the Senator Are Confident That
He Will Bo Successful Various
Reports Started by the Opposition
Prove to Be Falso Colonel Guffoy
Becomes Slightly Suspicious of
Ex-Judge Gordon The Result of
Special 'o The Scranton Tribune
Hurilshuig, Pa., Jan. J'.. The sena
torial fight today was entirely devoid
of any exciting 01 significant featuies.
There was no bleak of any kind and
no Indication of an enily split In the
Impregnable column The uual
amount of confidence was dlflplayej
and the ailed assortment of rules that
have tlonc service since the fight began
aie still on duty Lieutenant Gover
nor Gobln i one of the firm believers
in the success of Quay He thinks the
Fenatoi will undoubtodlv succeed him
self and Is ol the Impression that the
lueak will come within the next two
weeks General Gobln does not think
the situation will materlallj change
befoie the dn the fight ends That
1" to uy, lie does not think Quay's
stiength will either Increase or dimin
ish to am extent before the decisive
ballot If this judgment betortect the
pioceedings foi some time to come will
bf notabH commonplace and ennse
ciu nt! tluhome. A minor went the
ii unUs this moining that two 01 thiee,
nietnlitis ho aie now voting for Quay
will deett their geneial when Senator
Diid Mai tin nays the woid. The ie
port was promptly denied. Another
deny was to the effect tint at least
the iepesentaties controlled by the
Pennsylvania rallioad would shortly
break away ftom the Quay lines; but
on Investigation disclosed the fnct that
the announcement lacked substantial
col Gi'rrny is suspicion's.
Colonel J. Si. Guffey was busy dmlng
the day keeping the Democratic foices
in good shape. The colonel Is slightly
siiopiciou that ex-Judge Gordon and
other factional enemies nave a trap hot
t-o that in the eent of Quaj's defeat
their wing of the party will reccie the
benefit Inasmuch as the colonel Isn t
nidently In loc with Goulon, he Is
building his plans to the end that the
sherne of the Goidonltes will amount
tn nothing The truth K however, that
if an independent Republican succeeds
Quuj, Colonel Guffev's political scalp
will soon be dangling fiom Goidon's
Kit 'I his Is the position In which the
Demociatlc leader finds himself at this
The antl-Quny Republicans held Iheir
dally meeting at the Commonwealth
Hotel this evening relewed the Mtua-(
lion nnd once more announced thit
Quay Is beaten. Afterwards Congress
man Dulzfll staited for Washington
and Colonel George Huff left for Nov.'
York. They will letum on Monday, but
would doubtless make It convenient to
go back before that time If a loud sen
atorial cty for each of them should
be heard off ciipltul hall Notwithstand
ing the deadlock and the excitement in
cident theieto. It is eldcnt that some
of the conspicuous enemies of Sen itui
Quay are extiemcly anxious to secure
legislation affecting their Intel ests. Ac
cording to very trustworthy Infoimu
tlon they will ceitalnly meet with keen
disappointment If they persist in their
antagonism to the caucus of the party
In which they claim membership.
J. P D
RESULT OF THE VOTE.
Representative Edmiston Deserts
l)j ssoeUlul I'iofh
Hunlsburg. Jan. 2" Senator Quay ii
still 14 votes shoit of tho number neces
sary tu elect a United Sitcs senator.
The seventh ballot 'or senator was tak
en today and resulted as follows:
i: Smith 1
Flunk M, Rltter, Republican... 2
Tolnl, 234 Necessary to cholco, US.
Tor the first time since the taking
of the ballots there was no abscntcs
today without pairs. There were nine
i-ets of pairs, the Quay Republicans
palling with tho Democrats and the
intl-Quay Republicans with the Quay
Republicans. Representative ICeutor,
of the ballots there was no absentees
on the antl-Quny side. Two votes
were cast today by Holzworth and
Heed, anti-Quay Hepub!lcnnn, for
Frank M. Rlter. of Philadelphia, ill
rector of the department of public safe
ty, the former changing from Ii win and
the latter from Huff, llepiesentatlvo
Edmtston, of Bradford, deserted bis
neighbor, Benjamin T. Hale, of Townn
da, today and voted for Dalzcll, giving
the Pittsburg congressman one moro
vote than was caw. for him yesterday.
Congressman C. W. Stone, of Warren,
lost a vote today by the change of Rep
resentative Stall, of Blair, to ex-Congressman
George P, Huff, of Grcens
burg, and Strndling changed from
Downing to WIdencr.
MR. GARMAN EXPLAINS.
New York Papers Accused of Doing
an Injustice to tho Jenks Demo
crats at Harrisburg.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune
Harrlsbutg, Jan. 23. Chairman John
M. Garmnn, of tho Democratic state
committee, sent this letter tonight to
the editor of a New Yotk newspapct.
"Your dispatch from Harrlsbutg pub
lished in jour Issue of the 24th Inst,
does gteat Injustice to the Democtats
of Pennsylvania and partlculatly to
Fiancls Cole, Chatles II . Dutteras,
Ilary H. Consteln, Patrick H Timlin,
George W. Skllner, Chailes IS. Spatz,
Joseph W. Smith, MIchuel J. Tlghe,
Martin Uiophy and Senator Unity S.
Stiles, nil of whom have tegularly and
unhesitatingly supported the Demo
cratic candidate for United States sen
ator and will continue to do so as long
as he is In the field. Thete is not a
Democrat in the legislature who will
vote any other person than Geotgo A
Jenk. the Demociatlc nominee. The
charges and Insinuation of conuptlon
are entlrelv without foundation In fnct
o far as the Democrats aie concerned.
The Democrats ure united In support
of a man so noted for his Integrity and
so blameless In his private life that
even the Republicans admit his excel
lence end that hist doings will leilect
honor upon the state.
"Money muv tell in the Republican
organization in Pennsylvania, but w ill
not have weight with the Democrats.
You can safely infoim your lesideis
that the Pennsylvania Democrats
mean to adhere to their c aucus candi
date until the contest shall tei initiate
In bis election or defeat " J P. D.
MR. SCOTT ELECTED.
Chosen United States Senator fiom
Chaiieston, W. Va., Jan. 23. N. 13.
Scott was elected United States sen
ator today In Joint assembly. Scott re
ceived 4S otes, McGinw, 46, and Goff,
1. Necessaiy to elect, 4S One seat In
the semtte and one In the house 'vacant.
Hunt oted ot first for Bllzzaul and
afterwards chanced his vote to SeoU
The announcement was iccelved with
the wildest applause.
Roth senate and hou todav accepted
the resolution nostponlng nctlon in ill
falrlv contested cases until Feb. 7, and
suspending Scnntoi Raker In the mean
time This is the result of an agree
ment between the two paitles, and
leaes the Republicans a majority of
three on Joint ballot
Hon J. r McGravv, the Democratic
nominee foi senator, tonight made the
follow Ing statement to the Associated
Press. "Nelthei Mi Scott nor myself
was elected today under the foi ins ot
law, to the senate. I iccelved 4G votes
In the Joint a'semblj. He received 4S
nnd Judge Guff received 1 This gives
Mi. Scott a maloiltv of one over tho
combined vote of Judge Goff nnd my
self, but of the fortv-elght votes ic
celved by Mi. Scott, two ot them weie
the votes of stale senators who had
forfeited their votes by l cat-on of the
provisions of Section 13 of Article ti ot
the state constitution in the senate, by
the accentance of lucrative offices
under the federal government (.com
missions In the aimy), theiefoie Mr.
Scott In realltv and tn law received 46
votes I theiefore feel It my duty to
see that these Questions be presented
and a protest be made to the senate of
the United States "
Mr. McGiaw makes this statement as
the babe of his neitlce of contest.
STRIKE IN SILK MILL.
Employes of Establishment at Sun
bury Quit Work.
Sunbury, Pa . Jan 25. The emplojeo
ot the Susciuehanna silk factorj in
this city went on strike today for high
er wages Their leader nskeel foi an
incrense from 4 to 9 cents per j.ud
on large looms and from It to 7 centJ
on the small ones This was iefusd
nnd four hundred hands walked out of
Superintendent Klerx Is powerle&s
to act until ho hears from the New
York olllco und the stilkers aie de
termined to fight until the bitter end.
Will Report tho Brosius Bill.'
Washington, Jan. 23 --Tho house com
mlttro on bunking and cuirency today
iKcldcd by ii vote of 7 to 4 to report tlio
bill of Remcsentatlvo Bioslug, of Peim-
svlvaula, authorizing l he Issue of bank
circulation up to the par value of bonds
deposited, for tho establishment of mi-
tloiml buiks cf snull cipltiil In towns
of SOeOiind upwards; changing the tax in
i. i , .. , ,v ,,! nn..i.ii,htii r n..n
ner cnt. on capital. The measure 1b on
tl.e lines of recommendations nade In
the president's message
Five Persons Cremated.
Mount Olive. Ill, Jan. 23 -Peter Novak
nnd A Groat, his wife and tlnce chil
dren, have been burned by n coal oil ex
plosion. A boy six years old and a babo
of four months were roasted to deith,
The third child and the mother were
Will Convoke the Cortes.
Madrid, Jan. 23. Tho premier, Benor
Sngasta, announced today that the gov
irnment has decided to convoke tho
cortos during the second half of Peb
niiiry, whether tho United States senate
ratifies tho treaty of peace or not.
HE TURNS LOOSE A FLOOD OF
Donounces tho President's Course in
tho Philippines as a Policy of Eva
sion and Insists That This Govern
ment Intends to Hold $ho Islands.
Ho Domands That Public Senti
ment Should Bo Arousod to Rebuko
tho Spiiit of Comraerco Which Has
Supplanted tho Spirit of Liberty.
Mr. Dolliver's Reply.
Washington, Jan 25. In the house
the debate on the; army reoiganlzatlon
bill was resumed
Mr. Johnsonr Rep., Ind ) opposed the
"While the piesldcnt In the pic
sence of what he may conceive to bo
a popular demand," he began, "la hui
rylng the uriny nnd navy acioss the
seas to lnlllct upon an alien people
u government ngalnst their will, I
pioposo feailessly. without legard to
Its effect upon my personal foi tunes,
to make a plea for liberty and an
aigument against the perpetration of
"We were on the verge of a cilsls."
said Mr. Johnson inosc who failed
to lush forward In uppoit of the
schemes of the Imperialists weie being
denounced heie nnd In the public press
as 'Spaulatds' and men who failed In
their duty. His answer wns that If tho
chief executive would break his sil
ence and openly state that we did not
propose to enslave the people
of tho Philippines, his woiil for
It the piesent strained lela-
tlons in the Islands would cease,
those who were but jesterday out al
lies would letum to their homes and
there would be no necessity foi this
proposed Incieasu in the stundlng nrmy.
No, this would not be done Whit
meant this hasty disavowal of Sena
tor Forakei'n statement that the ad
ministration had no Intention of hold
ing the islands permanently? If the
administration did not mean to hold
the Philippines, what meant this clam
or of the admintstiation press? Why
had the president's commissioners de
manded the absolute cession of the
islands Instead of simply demanding
their evacuation as we did In Cuba?
Win dlci Senator Davis, who was in
charge of the treaty In the senate,
agree to ai,nw the passage of the re
solution disavowing the government's
put pose to hold the islands peiman
ently'' These were patent facts which
could not be dodged They must be
faced squarely. Everything pointed in
one '"'sctlon tho purpose io annex the
'THE DEADLY PARALLEL"
Continuing, he diew a parallel be
tween our revolutionaiv struggle and
the strusgle the Filipinos made for in
dependence. He argued that today
they had a stable government. Repub
lican In toim, a president, a vice-president
and congress, the whole founded
upon the free consent of the governed.
To attempt to subvert the government,
he charged, would be "an unspeakable' i
cilme that should bilng the blush of i
shame to the cheek of every free-born
Ameilcan" They had not waged war
for a change of masters Thej had re
jected with scorn the high-soundlnar
manifesto" of the mesldent of the
I'nlted States. They piefened to be
fiee, nnd they now stood with arms
In theli hands undaunted, standing
against the United States for independ
ence and liberty as they had stood
against Spain A people with such
stamina were worthy of their fieedom.
Could It be "cilmiunl aggression" to
annex Cuba and not "cilmlnal aggies
slon" to annex the Philippines? It was
true the natives were alike In nice,
language, habits and thought, and
theiefoie the whole scheme was to bold
them as Spain hid held her colonies In
times past us England held hers now,
luled over by military satrap They
might not be ns capable ns wc for self
government, said Mr. Johnson, with
biting sarcasm. They might not bo
able to corrupt legislatures in order to
hold dishonored seats In the senate as
we were. They might not be nble to
decide contested election cases nccoi cl
ing to party considerations Instead of
their merits, as we were; they might
not be able to practice fraud and chl
euneiy at elections. They might bo
lacking In all these essential attributes
ot Republicanism, but they were capa
hie ot constituting a government ac
cording to their own ideas. All gov
ernment was progressive and In time
they would rise on their dead selves to
"If William MeKlnlej ever chances
his policy regarding tho Philippines,
he declared, in stentorian tones, "he
will bend to the weight of popular
opinion to which he bows, right or
wrong." This utteinnce raised a storm
of upplauso fiom the Democratic olde.
Mr. Johnson requested that such inter
luptlons cease, as thev took up his
time. Several times beote be had mado
a similar request.
POLICY Of EVASION.
Pioceedlng he denounced tho presi
dent's course ns a "policy of evasion"
and charged that his supporters were
conjuring up specteis to drive In the
opposition. It was declined that our
failuie to take the Philippines would
precipitate a geii3ial European war
tlmt nll tno nations of Euiope would
gclniuie for what we loft If we with,
f. c'a"' ul.e ' n, ' ',,. e. " V V V;,,,, 1:
'drew. He said tlmt he had seen no
. ucll disposition except on tho part of
Germany ami she was actuated by the
example ol our giced. If wo set the
example and withdraw, recognlBlng the
Independence of the Filipinos others
would do likewise. Hut if other coun
tries did pounce down upon tho Islands
let them do It. We were not expressly
or impliedly responsible. If they did
they would be pursuing their traditions.
Let us, Bald he, see that we do no
wrong. The evil wns theirs. If there
was to be mi Euiopean war let us, in
God's namo, Keep out of It Tho cry
went up "ratify the treaty and stop the
war." The president urrogated to him
self the right to speak for .0,000,000
people. "I thank God," shouted Mr.
Continued on Paeo J.
JOHN SHERMAN TALKS.
The Ex-Socrotary Is Opposed to tho
Invasion of tho Philippines,
New York, Jan. 23. The Evening
World today prints an Interview with
John Sherman, In which the latter for
cibly expresses himself against expan
sion. The ex-secretary Is quoted as;
saying In part. "I am decidedly op
posed to the Invasion of tho Philip
pines. The Idea of our country forcing
its way Into these Islands and forcing
its government upon the 7,000,000 to
0,000,000 population ot these Islands Is
monstrous It is subserslve of the bas
ic principles of our government that
the powers of government ure derived
from the consent of the governed and
It Is in violation of the traditions of
"Then if you weie in the senate you
would not vote to itttlfy the treaty
of Paris as It stands?"
"If I were In the senate I would not
vote to ratify the tieaty ns it stands.
I would vote to withdraw from the
islands as soon as possible.
"The papeiri say that 4,000 soldleis
have Just been sent to Manila Why
are they sent' Aie we going to light
against a struggling republic'' They
have been lighting for many yeais
against Spain and have piactlcully
driven Spain out Are we going to
tako the place of Spain in tyiannizinz
over these struggling people?
JUDGE WILLIAMS DEAD.
A Well Known Justice of tho
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Jnn 2). Judge Henry
Wan en Williams, one of the seven Jus
tices of the supreme court of Pennsyl
vania, died this moining at his apart
ments at the Continental hotel. His
death was due to valvular disease and
hypertiophy of the heart. The Judge
has been suffering fiom henit tiouble
foi several jeais but his death was
wholly unexpected as he had been con
fined to his loom for onlj tho pant few
davs. On Tuesday lust he officiated at
the ceremonies Incident to the Inaug
uration of Governor Stone nt Hairis
buig and administered the oath of of
fice to the new gov ei nor. He returned
to this city from Hnirlsburg with his
wife and daughu i and until Tiiday
last attended to his duties In the su
preme couit He had ben ronfined
to his room since Sunday and gradually
grew weaker until death relieved his
sufferings at (i o'clock tills moining
His wife and daughter were with him
when he died. The only absent mem
ber of the family Is a son who Is n stu
dent a tone of the state universities.
Judge Williams waB born In Hart
ford, Sus(iic!unna county, Pa , In 1810.
He studied law at Wellsboro, Tioga
county, nnd was admitted to the bar
of that county In 1854. In 186 he was
appointed by Governor Curtln ns law
judge of the fourth slate judicial dis
trict then composed of the counties of
Tioga, Potter. Elk, McKean and Cam
eron He was subsequently elected and
le-elected bj the voters of the district
und occupied the position fci over
twenty-two ents. In lfeST he was tho
candidate of the Republican party for
supreme couit Judge and was elected
foi tho term of twenty-one years.
Judge Williams was piomlnent In Ma
sonU fraternity and was lecently
elected Right Woishipful Giand Mas-
ter of the grand lodge of Pennsylvania
He was a consistent temperance man
throughout his llf" and wns actively
Interested In Sunday school woik and
in that of the Y. AI. C . In 1877 he
was one of the representatives of the
Piesbyteiian chinch of the United
States In the famous pan-Piesbytciian
council held at Edlnburg, Scotland,
and in 1SS1 wns one of the vice-piesl-dents
of 111' intcrnntlcnal Sunday
school convention nt Toronto, Panada.
Hairisburg, Jan. 23. Governor Stone,
commenting on the deuth of Judge Wil
liam", today sold: "The death of Just
ice Williams is a severe shock to mo
I knew him Intimately since boyhool.
His death la a sud loss to the state.
He was a great lawjer and a gi eater
man; thoioughly honest, conscientious
and faithful In the dlschaigo of ovv.y
duty. For many years he was judge
of the couits of Tioga, Potter, McKean
and Cameron counties and he enjoyed
the pi oud distinction ot being l elim
inated by everj political oiganlzatlon
In each of the four counties The peo
ple had the greatest confidence In him
as a Judge. lie was an ornament to
the bench, a lamp to society and an
example for every man to follow."
Governor and Mrs. Stone, Attorney
Jenernl Elkln ind Deputj Attorney
Geneial Fleltz will attend the fu.ieial
Thej will leave the city Frldav even
ing. CHARGES DENIED.
Cuban General Pedro Perez Refutes
Allegations by Liout. Colonel Ray.
Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 2". Tho
Cuban generul, Pedtn Pete, major of
Gimntniinmo, denies absolutely the
charges lecently brought by Lieuten
ant Colonel Ray and others against the
Insurgents In this dlstilct paitlculaily
the charges of Incendiarism and brig
andage. Exhibiting his commission as
a major genernl In the Cuban army ns
a proof of tho hold he has upon the
Insurgents, Major Petez said to the
correspondent of the Associated Pi ess
"They are all my friends, nnd I must
know it If such acts as have been re
nin ted were leilly committed. I am
convinced that thero is no band oignn
Izcd to burn the sugar cane, nnd I
know that there Is not an Insuigent
tamp In the entlro district under my
supei vision us a Cuban commander,
and 1 believe this section about Guun
tanamo Is the most peaceful part of
Among the planters, opinions are
about equally divided. Three, whose
plantations aie In tho Immediate) vicin
ity of Guantanamo, assured tho cor
respondent today that they had had
no trouble, nnd did not believe any one
else had. On the other hand, three
others, with equally good opportunity
to know the facts, continued the re
pot ta of burnings.
Spanish Troops at Visayas.
Madrid, Jan 23. The government has
iccelved an official dispatch from .Manila
sajlng that all Sprnlsh ticops ind sup-
iilluH arc now concentrated hi the Vlsavas
Islands and Mindanao.
THE PEACE TREATY
FEBRUARY 0 AGREED UPON AS
THE DATE FOR VOTE.
Tho Agreement Unanimous, tho
Torms of Which Wore Formulated
by Senator Davis It Is tho Wish
of tho Prosident That tho Result
Bo Mado Known as Soon as Possi
ble. Washington, Jan. 25 The senate
held two executive sessions today, and
at each the peace treaty was the sub
ject under discussion. At the first an
ugreement was reeched to vote on the
treaty next Monday week, and nt the
second, Senator Davis presented the
American commissioners' rensons for
the acceptance of the treaty in the
form In which it was finally epncluded
The ngi cement for a vote was leached
In executive session held soon after
convening at noon, this agreement be
ing In the following language
"Tint the senate agrees to vote on
the treaty with Spain and all amend
ments on Monday, the sixth of Febru
ary, at 3 o'clock p. m, and that until
that time the senate shall go Into exe
cutive session on each day at 2 p. m "
This was an unanimous agreement,
tho teims of which weie formulated by
Senator Davis In replv to yesterday's
proposition by the opposition and ns a
result of today's meeting of the senate
committee on foielgn relations. The
ugreement In the committee to accept
the pioposltlon was unanimous and it
Is understood that Senatoi Davis In
formed his fellow committeemen that
It was the wish of the president that
the proposition for a vote should be ac
cepted und the result made known ns
soon ns possible. Those who aie fam
iliar with the views of the president
saj that ho has urged an early vote
upon the giound that nothing Is to be
lost and everything Is to be gained by
taking the vote
The final action, he Is confident, will
be fivoiable when leached
SCRANTON BOY GAINS.
Won Last Night's Game by Thirty
Speclil to The Sciantou Tribune
New Yoik, Jan 23 In tonight's play
of the slx-nlght pool game, between
Keogh and De Oio, at Maurice Daly's
pailoix, Keogh Increased his lead by
3U, making 143 to his opponent's 106.
The total score for the thiee nights
is; Keogh, 433. De Oro, 371. Keogh
led by 2S the Hist night, gained 13 more
the second night und added 39 tonight,
making his lead at present 82.
Rv Asmh luted Pie ,
New York, Jan 23 At the end of
tonight's pool game between Jeiomo
Keogh of Scranton nnd Alfred De Oro
at Maui Ice Daly's neademj, in this
citv, Keogh led his opponent by a total
of 43J to 371. Keogh played as good
pool as evei. Not once did he loo his
neive, executing eveiy shot after de
llbeiate' obsetvatlon Seventeen frames
were neeessau to complete tonight's
game. Keogh pioved himself far su
pei loi to De Oio at stiateglcally play
ing the balls so th.it his adversary
could not pocket anv, Tho scoie by
Keogh 0 '
0. 1, 7. 13, 0
13. 13, II. 0 13, 11, 1J
13 (W nciatchesj 113
DeOro-e, 13, h 0. 0, I. 13. 0, 4, 2, 12, 0,
13. II. s 0, 15, o (3 scratches) 1K. Uotal
ADAMS POISONING CASE.
The Police Are at Sea in Spite of
New Yotk, Jan. 23. The police today
gave out for reproduction in tho news
papers a fac-slmlle of tho writing on
the package sent to Harry Cornish
undei the guise of bioino seltzer, but
which contained cyanide of mercuiy
and caused the death of Mrs Kate
Adams on Dec 20. The object of the
polico In having the fae-slmllo pub
lished Is to secure an identification of
the handwriting. This seems to indi
cate that the police have not been suc
cessful so far In securing any stiotig
clues low aid the solution of this mys
teilous case, despite the frequent pub
lication of ullcued semi-solutions
The latest of these llldliect clues 13
On the evening of Dec. 21 a man, giv
ing the name of H. Coinish, rented a
letter box at 1620 Broadway; two days
later two small packages und letter
weie iccelved for him, but by mistake
weie placed in the lower box and were
never dellvcied. The man was not seen
after his first 'visit. These packages,
which aie now In the hands ot the
pollce rontnlhed respectively a sample
of kutnow powdei and a lot of cap
sules containing a specific for blood
dlense. Both are being tested by a
chemlHt. A descilptlon of the man was
furnished the police. Hnrry Cornish
was taken to the Bioadway plai e, but
was not Identified us the man who had
hlied the box.
Coionn Unit said todaj that he ex
pected the repmt fiom Dr. Wltthause
on the examination of the organs of
Mrs. Adams somo time during the lat
ter nait of the week. A date for tho
holding ot the inquest will not be set
till the report Is tecelved.
Slump in Soft Coal.
Cle'velind, O, Jnn. 23 As a result of
tho signing ot tho mining scale nt tho ie
cent 1'lttsbuig convention, the soft coal
market went to pieces hero today. Tho
wholesale pilco of Musslllon coal dropped
from $J"0 to J2.10 Tho mill o id com
panies and the wholesalo dealeis have
been accumulating ccal for many weeks
In anticipation of n, strlko and are now
stocked up with enormous quantities.
Noted Playwright Dead.
Paris, Jnn 25 Adolph B, Phtllppo d'Kn
niry, ono ot the most prollfio play
ncry, ono of tho most prolotle play
w lights of tho century, died today, ngfd
SS j ears Ho was the author of "The
Two Orphans," "A Celebrated Case" an!
co-author oC "Michael Strogoff."
Tin; news this mokninu
Weather Indications Todays
Fair; Southerly Wind.
1 General Senator Quay Needs Pour-
Representative Johnson on Expansion.
Agulnnldo's Representation Will Not
lie Received at Washington.
Semito Will Vote on Peace Treaty
2 General Epidemic of Typhoid In tho
Financial and Commercial
3 General Anniversary of Robert A.
Representative Johnson on Expansion
Association of Manufacturers.
Now s and Comment.
6 Story "The Haunted House "
6 Local noy Suspects Arrested.
Urldc Deserted at the Altar.
7 Local Three Pietty Weddings.
Republican Committee Begins Cam
8 Local West 8ci.inton and Suburbnn,
0 News Round About Scranton.
10 General News of tho Soldiers at
Trial List for Federal Court.
STATE BOARD OF
Twenty-Second Annual Convention
Held nt Harrisburg Yesterday.
Harrisburg, Jan. 23. The Pennsyl
vania State Hoard of Agriculture met
In twenty-second annual convention to
day In this city, with nearly eveiy
county In the state lepresented. Rep
resentative Jason Sexton, of Montgom
ery, presided at the opening session.
The following ofllceis weie elected for
the ensuing year:
President, Governoi W. A. Sune;
vlce-presldent, Piofessot S B.
Helges, York. Hon. Jasen Sexton,
Montgomery, S F Raiber, Dauphin;
executive commltee, Governor W. A.
Stone, J. A. Herr. Clinton, W. D. Pow
ell, Ciawford, Louis Plolet, Bradford;
G. G Hutchinson, Huntington, J S.
Burns, Allegheny; M. Rogeis, Juniata;
W. II Bout. Schuylkill Thomas J.
"Peach Cultuie," W. II Stout, of
Sehuljklll; "The Prospect for Eastern
rarmeis," by R R. McCluie, Bath;
"Some New Insect Foes," by Dr. H. T.
Fernald, economic zoologist; ' Horse
Shoeing," by C. W. Brodhead, Mont
rose, "Dignify Youi Calling as a Far
mer," by II. G. McGowan, Gelger's
Mills, discussion of essays, questions
A session was held this evening and
was as follows:
Address, subject to be selected, by
Professor John Hamilton, deputy sec
retary of agriculture, "Pennsylvania
Tiespa Laws and Protection to Un
seated Lands," by Dr. J T. Rothrock,
forestry commissioner, "Inventois and
Inventions," by W. B. Powell, Shade
OLDEST PAPER SOLD.
The North American Is Transferred
to R. E. A. Dorr.
Philadelphia, Jan. .'5 The Noith
Ameilcan will tomoriow morning print
the announcement of Its transfei to R.
E. A. Dorr, publlsliei of the New York
Mall and Expiess, and of the dissolu
tion of the firm of Cla-vton McMlehnel
& Sons The statement Individually
signed by the membes of the firm says.
"We can judge of the future policy
nnd methods of the North American
''only fioin familial acquaintance with
the Jouinalistic caieer of Mr. Dorr and
from observant knowledge of his di
rection of the great newspaper in tho
city of New York of which he remains
They also state that in closing their
relations with the paper, begun in 1SE9
by Clayton McMlchael, they aie able to
record that In cash disbursements ag
giegatlng many millions of doll.ns,
there has never been a single instance
of iefual or of postponement ot th
' payment of any claim, and thut in thi
nettlement of every difference between
themselves and their emploves there
has never been resoit to litigation or
arbitration outside of the North
Following this statement Is one by
Mr. Don, "for the owneis," which says
"The other North American and tho
new Noith American will go on to the
linger wotk that Is set befoie It. Not
one old friend will leave thu tanks,
though man new ones Join the pro
cession. A shoit time must elapse In
peifecflng the plans to even begin the
coining out of our pui poses; mean
while we will, without suing what we
Intend to do, mnke Philadelphia's old
est moining paper equal to the best"
The Noith American 1 the oldest
dally newspaper in America, being a
dliect descendant of the Pennsylvania
Packet and General Adveitlser, the
first Issue of which uppeared on Octo
ber 2S, 1771.
DR. SWALLOW INVITED.
Will Speak on Quay System Before
Massachusetts Reform Club.
Harrlsbuig, Jnn 23. Dr. S. C. Swal
low, late Prohibition candldute for gov
ernor, has been luv Iteel by the "Mnssa
rhusetts Refoim club," of Roston. to
attend a dinner to ! given bv that
oiganlzatlon on Tebruary 7 and to ud
drets the club on the subject of "The
Quay System of Government nnd the
Pi ogress of the Independent Movement
Against it In Pennsjlvanla."
Dr Swallow will accept the invita
tion. To Abandon the Canal,
Albany, N Y Jan 25 A bill was in
troduced In tht leslsluturo today to au
thorize the Delaware and Hudson Canal
company to obunelon Its canal. This com
pany, which operates tho Delavvaro anil
Hudson railroad system, llndB It cheaper
to transport coal from Its fields In North
ern Pennsylvania by rail than by t
Editor Burkinbine Dead.
Milton, Pa Jan. 23-8. A Burkinbine,
ono of tho oldest printers and newspaper
publishers In Central Pennsylvania, died
at tho homo of ids daughter, Mrs. ('. A,
Modcharles, this moining, of pneumonia.
The Representative of
Aguinaldo Will Not
TONE OF COMMUNICATION
A Cleverly Phrased Document Calcu
lated to Place tho Unitod States in
a Falso Light Boforo tho Rost of
tho World No News from General'
Otis Is Regarded as Favorable.
Reports from tho Interior of Luzon,
Indicate That Spanish Treachery
Has Accomplished Much Mischief.
Washington, Jan. 23 The prosenta
Hon to the state department yesterday
of tho communication from Agonclllo,
Agulnnldo's representative, as he styles
himself, has not changed tho attitude
of the department toward him, and
there Is not the slightest probability
that he will be officially recognized by
the president or the department. It lrf
conceded that the document Is clevcrlv
phrased, with thu intention to put the
United States government in the wtong1
In the estimation of the world, and It
Is suspected from the half-concealed
anogance of the demand to be In
foimed of the purpose of our govern
ment In sending telnforcements to th
Philippines that this communication
may matk the adoption of a new lino
of policy by the Insurgents In the Phil
ippines. The flist manifesrtatlon of this,
In cae It Is decided to resort to open,
hostilities, probably will be the sudden
departure of Agonclllo and his staff,
from Washlnzton und from tho limits
of tho United States.
There was an absence of advices fiom
Geneial Otis today, which lead the
otllclals at the war department to the
conclusion that theie has been no ap
preciable change in the conditions nt
Manila or Hollo, and some satisfaction
Is felt in even that style of negative
assurance that the impending trouble
at Manila has been at last postponed.
Inquiry made at the war department
Into the reports of the rapid increase
In the number of small pox cases
among the American soldiers at Man
ila brought the nssurunce that th sh k
repoits sent about twice a week by
Genetal Otis exhibit the full extent of
the elicad disease, ns far as the offi
cials themselves know. The mortalltv
rate Is not excessive, but, of cours ,
it is not denied that the soldleis woull
be safei nt home than they aro al
present at Manila, stiff oi Ing fiom the
home sickness whtih always follows
protracted waiting without action.
A most Intel estlng lepoit upon ex
isting conditions In the interior of tiia
island of Luzon has reached tho gov
ernment through two young naval olP.
cers, one of them Paymaster Wilcox,
who made a trip afoot and In boats
clear aciow the greater length ot th'i
Island They found the obstacles 1 1
progress even on foot almost beyond
belief and It icqulred not less than
two months for them to mnke tho trip,
They have a good deal to say Inciden
tally In their reports upon the political
situation and assert that the Spanish
before retlilng from tho Interior ninn-
aged to so thoioughly poison tho mlnd
of the natives against tho Americans;
by representing them to be slave mas-
ters and monsters of destruction tow
ards nil alien races, that It will be only
with the greatest difficulty that eon-i
fidence In our good Intentions can bj
AFTER BAD MONEY.
Detectives on the Lookout for Italian
New Yoik, Jan. 23. Tho secret sor
vice authorities have received Infor
mation regarding the movements and
schemes of a band of Italian counter
feltern now said to be on their was
to the United States, Soveial ItalluiM
lecently arrested boasted that the spun
ious bills which they were caught en.
deavorlng to pass were not tho worW
of counterfelteis In this country, but
w ere made abroad.
Acting on this Information the gov.
eminent detectives think they are on
the light Hack, and arrests may b
made when the steamers Kaiser WI1.
helm II. Lord Warwick and Malabil
anlvo heie within the next few daya
CASH CAME TOO LATE.
Lawrence Schraeder Starved Bofort
a Big Check Arrived.
New York, Jan 25 A sick and des
titute man, f5 years old, was taker
fiom on Eaft Side tenement house twe
weeks ago to the department for out.
door pooi He gave the- name of Law.
reiice Schraedei, and he was tlylni
from sheer want of niitiltlous food.
Today a lettei addressed to Seluae
der was biought to the superintendent
of the Institution It contained a cheol
for $3,000, and had been sent from Eng
land as Schrneder's long-delayed share
In his fathei's estate'. Schraeder, how
over, had died and the money arrives
Just In time to pi event his builal In tin
New Yoik, Jnn 23 New York-Snlled
Paris, Southainptcn. Prlcsland, Antwerp
Teutonic, Llv ipool Southampton- At
rived: St Loul New ork. Rotterilan
Arrived. Rotterdam, New Yoik.
H-H"f -H-H M M M H M -H-H
Washington, Jan 25 Forecast
for Thursday For Eistern renn
xylvnnla, fall, followed by Inei cub
ing cloudlnoss; frosh southerly
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