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I. , 1 . B,SS5& 'All sJRSWfl5K aiiiHBiaSi.rflG5 Hta il JlJP .&JUkrMAl'i2?iw iHHN rB BFV ir " TWO CENTS. TWHLlH' PAGE'S. SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 3890. TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS. ctw- . - ELOQUENCE IN SENATE Messrs. Money ana Daniel Bitterly Oppose Expansion. ARGUMENTS PRESENTED The Bonatois .Draw Startling Word Pictures of the Evils That Would Follow a Ratification of the Treaty of Peace with Spain Which, They Claim, Will Make Citizens of tho Inhabitants of tho Philippino Is landsVisions of People of Vari ous Colors and Designs Haunt the Di earns of Mr. Daniel. Washington, Fob. 3. For more than Ave hours today the senate listened to argument In opposition to expansion and In opposition to the rutlllcution of the tteaty of peace. Tho speakers wcto Mr Money (Miss.) ud Mr. Daniel (V.i ) The founer's i.ddtrss 'was torn paiatlvely luief, as it did not enter Into the (institutional phases of tho question. He vigoiously antagonized the iittiticatloii of the treaty, holding that hv such action tho Filipinos would he admitted to the t'nlon as citizens, and that If tin v vvimu not capable of Heir-goveninient.we did not want them. Mr, Daniel made an exhaustive argu ment, In vlik h he coveied all the points In controvers. His speech was a bril liant oratoileal effort: his picture of the situation in the Philippines and His peroiatlon, In which he appealed to his colleagues not to depait from the history and tiadltions of the American nation weio beautiful specimens of eloquent Knsllsh. His speech received the fateful attention of senators and manv audltois In tlie galleries and at Its conclusion ho was applauded w armly. Mr Monev denied that the battle of Man'la .as in any way necepsaiy He told how Agulnaldo had offered his s-ervkea to the Tnltcd States ofnclals. and then paid a high tilbute to tho Filipino leniler.carnestly defending him against the charges that hail beenmado against him Mr Money claimed that as soon as t'o treaty should bo rati fied every one of the inhabitants of the Phlllppltus . ill become citizens of the United States not entitled to ote, but ftlll citizens undei the constitution. He had faith In the American people, he wild but this treaty was not to be passed unon by them. It was to bo voted upon by the senate, and ho had ti deal more lonfldcnce in the people than he had In the senate. He hnd understood, lie said, that the president and his tablnet were awaiting only tho adjournment of congress to arrange a gov eminent for the Philippines. He suggested that If the treaty were de feated an airangement could le made with Spain by which she would evacu ate the Philippines and turn them over to their Inhabitants Who will object? Spain would not, the Filipinos would not and Km ope would not. On the contrary, he declaied, if the treaty he ratified we shall have already em barked on another, in the course of which thousands of our young men would leave their bones lving In the Jungles of tho island of Luzon. Mil, DANIEL'S SPEECH. Mr. Daniel said: 1 do not believe the body of the Ameri can people understand tho slgnincincs of this treaty. I do not believe that some semUois who aie civlng to us to ri tlfy tho treat) understand it. The treaty fixes the policy of tho government. What rua be dri c attciwaids is merely clur lcl detail The treaty Is a thoroughfare ovei which S 000,000 of American citizens will mnich Into this Union. It Is a mar lago of nations Hencofoilh and forove ho Filipinos and Americans will bo one. I trust yet before tho marriage la con summated the spirit of American consti tutional liberty will arls-o and forbid tho banns What is their relallrn to us that we should set forth knight like with lancu In rest to rescue them? Wo cannot turn them back to Spain. Tho American roo ple cannot so treat those who were com rades on tho field of lutttlc. They have not v et attnli ed the dlgi Ity and power sf n nation. We cannot recognlzo the rillplno republic and como nwny from tho islands. Wo have only to look skvward to see the bhds of proy circling about, ready to descent upon those who aie weak. What next' Tho face of the treaty tells us, let us treat tho Filipinos as we tuvit Cubans. As now In military occupation of tho Island. Let us lemaln in military occupation until we havo assisted them Rlth kindly olllcos and force of arms IT necettary until they have established null a covin ment as destiny may iuuc fitted them fin. Mi Danid also attacked the plan of acquisition as unwlso strategically. A sepai ate nay would he necessary nnd wo should have to fortify each of the 1,200 hluiids This menus millions upon millions of espouse and an eia of mili tarism toi the 1'nlted States. He had never expected to be tailed upon to de fend the deelmatlon of independence In this hull, but he felt bound to do so now In the course of that defense ho said the declaration of Independence hnd done more to mould American in stitutions nnd to swing back our nf fnlis when they went wrong than any other American utterances. NO OBJECTION TO PORTO RICO Mr. Daniel defended the taking and Holding of Poito Rico, which he held ton one of the natural outposts of this country. Fuither along1 ho declaied It wut not a question of hauling down the Ameri ran Hag. That ijng was not a tlxtmo In the Philippines, Onco tho treaty Is intilled, however, the A mot Iran flag itaff would sink to the center of the urth In thosa Islands, nnd the Stars, ts they bi&ke to the bieeze, would rise an til they mingled with tho stars of heaven. Peace Is In this treaty." continued M Daniel, "thut Is a jileusing term to conjure with, hut nre our friends who fnvor this treaty certain it means peace?" Mr. Daniel urged tho senate not to deceive Itself or attempt to deceive the American people about tho trcnty. Its ratification, ho declared, meant the utter destruction of all tariff laws be tween us nnd tho Filipinos; tho re structlon of alt immigration laws re lating to the United States nnd tho 'Philippines and accorded to the Asiat ics, NegtltoB, Malays and other inhab itants of tho Islands the right to come into the labor markets of the United States on exactly the same footing and under the same protection as those en joyed by American worklngmen. PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS. Mr. Daniel, after reviewing the kind of people to be found In the Philip pines, said: There are not nlone the Filipinos, but the Negritos, Malay nnd all tho conw- tenatloual of hues and colors, Tlioio are ptoplo black and white, blue, brown and gin. There are oven spotted people an 1 n kind that I never beforo Ik aid of striped At tho i lose of a ilghteons and gloilous war wo are to tako them In and ordain Ilium with thn oil of American citizenship. Not In a. thousand cars, thought Mr. Daniel, could we rnl-e 'ho Filipinos to the level of this cmintiv citi zenship. At tho moment the tteaty was ratlllrd the historian would ehronlclo the beginning of the dicllno of tho greatness or America. This country stands todav tho loiemost nation of the world. Let her tread with sure and steady steps along her own hlghwajs respecting nuistir and nun. Let her to tho tempter of e.Npans'jy lo dnv say as He who stood upon thoimnit whin tho glories of tho earth wero stretched beforo Him: "Get theo be hind Me, Satan." At the conclusion of Mr. Daniel's speech tho benate wont Into executive session and soon afterwards adjourned. CGNTF.ST IN THE VOTE. The conttoveisy In the senate over the vote upon tho various resolutions lnterpietlve of tho peace trcnty, took un acute turn late today. The opposition to a voto (list cam" from the friends of the treaty who held to the theory that it could be i at Mod without compromise. Those who ap parently wero then willing that a vote should be taken today held an opposite view and absolutely refused to agree to a time for taking a vote. The contest occuned In the executive session which did not occur until a quarter past o'clock. The next hour nnd a quurter was spent In a vain en deavor on the one side to get an agree ment to a date for a vote upon the resolutions nnd on the other In a moie successful effort to bring the day's ses sion to a close without allowing any thing to bo nci ompllshed In thnt direc tion. The gallerj doors had no sooner been locked than Senator Davis, who had token his position In Senator Frye'.s seat. Immediately In fiont of the chair, prefened the tequest of the tieaty sup porters for unanimous consent, nam ing tomonow as the day for a vote. He said that the deslie on his side of the chamber was that there should be on opportunity to vote upon all tlu resolutions of a declaratory nature, all of which had been offered by Senators who wero opposed to the treaty with out n modification. OPPOSITION PREPARED. The opposition wero prepared for the request, but it did not fnil to create some excitement. Simultaneously ob- jee-tlon was made from tluee or four, souices, but, as If by common consent, to Senator Gorman was left tho task of making the principal statement of , tVio rfmenno far tVin mmrtditlnn. 1 ninln objection was based upon the j Whereas. Tho clti of Hanibburg is b.ief time that must Inteivene between fCor.o'n8 !& "5 the time of taking the vote on tho the COnviction of i-n member of tho Jeg resolutlons and tho time fixed for vot- 1 isinture guilty of accepting money con ing on the treaty, 3 o'clock next Mon- sldcratlon for his vote, and day. An essential part of the demand ' Whereas, We, as member of the hcuso of those who desired a modification of I of representatives of tho Keystone state, the expression on the tteaty was that 1 knowing that the guilty man is not In this the house as well as the senate must I bran?h " ?WZ x s, ""' c,f0.rn0 u: . ., ,...i ,,.. ,. people ana the rest of mankind in our act upon the resolution. Manifestly it HJ ht as oneh.t me( tnorcfore was too late to secure a vote bv tho j Resolved. That this houso appoint a house, even if the action of the fenate . committeo of nlno to be composed equnl should be favorable. Hence the ab- iv 0f Republicans, Independents and Dcm surdity ot the proposition. He for one I ocrats to consider tho best means of ob- would object, and he hnd no doubt that others would feel as he did. Senator Cockrcll gave notice that he would re sist any effort for a vote upon tho resolutions up to 2 o'clock Monday, when the vote on the treaty must be taken. Tho friends of the treaty declared thnt they wero acting in perfect good faith. They charged that the opposi tion were afraid to allow an opportu nity to vote on the resolutions be cause of their apprehension that some of the resolutions would be agreed to and the chances of the ratification of the treat thus improved. This meant, as they tegarded it, that they did not want any treaty tatiflod. The objec tors stood firm, however, to the last, refusing to !eld. The supporters of the treaty still count confidently upon having a leuulsito number of votes when the time conies, eveja though no modifying1 tesolutlon be ndopted, FILIPINO JUNTA BECOMING SAUCY A Statement Is Issued at Hong Kong in Which Americans Are Accused of Oppressing the Natives Hong Kong, Feb 3. The Filipino Junta heie has Issued the following statement: Simultaneously with tho pioiliimnti.m of tho republic Agulnaldo released tho Spanish prisoners of war as an act ot grace. Tho Spanish Imposition of the poll tax is enforced by the Americans with gt eater sevcilty. Foimcrly the poorest paid U and tho rich 57. Now tho lowest pay 5 and tho rich J100 which is greatly e.as- peruimg 1110 people. Gambling, cock lighting. bribing, squeezing and the Ameilcan abuse, of tho customs are causing demoralization. Tho Spanish corrupt, dcspotlo Bjstcm stems to bo the moral ot tho American execu tive. The Manila Filipinos are indignant at the notion of the Ameilcan JoiiriinU thnt they will tamely submit to bo uxpeii mented with bv amateur colonial admin istrations and hopo tho decision of tlio United States senate on Monday will bo of a nature to Ratlsfy their auplratlona as frequently expressed. Steamship Arrivals. New Yoik, Feb. 3. Cleared; la das eogne, Havre. Quocnstowu Airiv.-d: Campania, Nqiv York for Liverpool. MR. QUAY'S FRIENDS ARE MUCH ELATED HYPOCRITES OF THE ANTI ELEMENT SHOWN UP. Lebanon Exposures Will Undoubt edly Oporato in tho Interest of tho Senator Attornoy General Elkin Confident of Success Expansion Wins in the Houso of Represent atives. Special to tho Scranton Tribune. Hanlsburg, Pa Feb. 3. The friends of Senator Quay ate elated tonight on account of tho disclosures made dur ing the day in connection with tho contest In Lebanon county for Goneril Gobin's seat In the state Benate. Depo sitions have been made showing thi't the offers of reward for tho detection of bilbery made by the nntl-Quay cle ment are hypocritical to an amazing degree, and that the lcadcts in tho alleged political lefoun movement ate neither consistent nor slnicic. Sen i tor Quav's lieutenants think tho Leb anon exposures will undoubtedly opei ate In his Intctcst, thnt they will re veal the true character of the men who are at this time advocating polit ical purity, and that In flhott the revel ations will give impetus to the wave of disgust that has been sweeping across the state since the position of the bolting Republicans vns well de llued. Attorney Geneial Elkln, who is heie tonight, has no fear of the result. He has received bushels of letters during the past few weeks representing Re publicanism In every corner of the com monwealth and testifying to the esteem in which Senator Quay Is held by all Republicans who are loal to their party and tespeet its principles. His confidence In Quaj's success lino natur- ally been strengthened by these kindly expresslons, and he is most emphatic in his declaration that Senator Qua,'. , cZVt Tu of iho uniforms 'Voi' ". rtawiaio i .! below the sidewalk. Altera-re-election is absolutely certain. The i Kentucky, and Major ndward E. Rob- ! The foithconilng report of this work. t'0"9 in the &rade being necessitated main rumor tonight is that the sltua- bins, of Pennsylvania, had vacated 'which is being done at the arsenal on b" thc construction of tne new sud- ..." .. , ... ,.. . , i-nv fnr Urn Uendlnc railroad through tlon will undergo a change early next tvoMf Tho tnn- la thnt n fv r,,om- , ., ,,, hers now voting with the Quayites are j controlled by David Martin, nnd that ; he will give them otders to transfer j their support to one of the Independ- cuts or to ..fnator Magcc. liven a ' break of this kind was at sued by j Quay's fi lends will have no material ' cffect on the contest, and that it must oventually end in the senator's favor. J. P. D. VOTE ON EXPANSION. The Houso Favors It by a Voto of 60 to 44. Harrlsburg, Feb. 3. Tn the senate to dav the Mncee turors' bill was renorted ' favorably from the Judiciary general committee. jn the house Mr Foster of Montour offered the following resolution whte-li rfuled out of orde, : ' tabling said rewards. Resolved, That If successful, tho monov i,o received be used for the purpose of sending petitions into every election dis trict of this commonwealth to ascertain , at once whom our constituents destro elected United States scivitor; balance, If any, to be used in establishing a train ing school for now members of the house. U. S. SENATOR ELECTIONS. Mr. Palm, of Crawford, offeted a resolution that It Is the sense of tlie house that the president, vice-president and United Slates senators be elected by u direct voto of tho people. The resolution wjs adopted by a vote of C3 to CI. Tho McCarrell Jury bill was reported ft 0111 the house Judiciary general corn- mlttep this mornlne bv Mr. Krens. of Franklln. The bill will be lead the first time on Monday evening, and con- sidered on second reading on Wednes day und third reading and final pass age the follow lug Tuesday. The Seal resolution, endorsing Presi dent McKlnlev's vlewn on the expan sion question and inviting him to visit Harrlsburg ns the guest or tho state, was called up. Mr. Cieasy, of Colum bia, and other Democratic members objected to the clause In the resolution relating to tho expansion question and moved to postpone finthor considera tion. The motion failed by a strict party vote of 71 nays to 40 ayes, Fow, of Philadelphia, made an nigument against the clnuse tecognlzlng the sov etelgnty of 'the United States in the Philippines. ALL DUH TO SUGAR. Ho said it was a scheme of tho sugar trust and that it was a factious mis take for this country to aid tho trust by tho adoption ot such a policy. He declared the records of deaths In tho Tenth Pennsylvania volunteers would create a revulsion of public sentiment on this question. Mr. Baldwin, of Delaware, spoke for the resolution and In favor of the pres ldent's policy on the expansion ques tion. Mr. McClaln, of Lancaster, said ho had an abiding faith In the president and urged tho pasago of tho resolu tion. Mr. Creasy demanded n division of tho question on the clause affirming the right of sovereignty over the Phil ippine Islands. The expansionists won by a voto of C6 to U. The resolution was then adopted without division. The voto was on strict party lines. The Demo crats approved the clause to Invite the president to Hnrrlsburg but did not insist on a toll call and tho resolution was adopted as Introduced, Mr. Meyers, of Cumberland, offered a resolution tint a special fcesrlon of the houso bo held Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, to take action on tho death of Representative Ormc, of Schuylkill: Hopwood, of Fayette, and Manning, of Cumberland. STILL NO CHANGE. Result of tho Ballot at Hnrrishurg Ycstorday. Hnrrlsburg, Feb. 3. There is still no chungo In tho senatorial situation. Sen ator Quay wae fourteen votes short to day of the number necessary to elect. This is due to the ubsenco of two of, his friends without a pair. There aro no signs of an immediate break of the deadlock and certnlnlj not bf fore next Tuesday. The Demoi rats and untl Quay Republicans have agreed to le nialn away from the Joint assembly tomoimw and Monday, which means I that thete will not be a quotum. The result of the voting today -follows: Quiv Bt .lenks 32 jmUcii 12 Stono , 5 Hull V liwln -1 Wldener 2 Kite 1 Ititer Clrow 1 Tubbs 2 Sttwuit " Total K1 Neiess.iry to thoiev, ST; paired, SI; ab sent without voting pairs, 3. No election. CONGRESSMEN ARE UNSEATED General Joo Wheeler and Others Barrod Out Because of Their Con nection with tho Army. Washington. Feb. 3. The inquiry or dered by the house of representatives as to what members should foifelt thelr seats by i eason of accepting other oillces ended today with a finding by the Judiciary committee that Major General Wheeler, a member from Ala- ' i. ." -.! i t t t .,.ii ,.r tneir seats in tne nouse uy accepting porfiuons in ine arm. At the same time tne committee cietcrminea tnat J)one of tne mpmbel8 ot COngress serv- ng on civil commi&slons had thereby vacated their s-eats In the house, Tlie Judiciary committeo has been onductlnB tho inqulr, fn..5-veruj days and after an niduous session ending at 3 i0 ,,, ni tne lnJun( t)on or peorecy was lemoved and General Henderson.chalr- '"an oC the committee, made the fol- lowing statement, humming up what had been done: The committeo considered. In order, tho cases of members ot the house holding cIMloltices First, tho members of the pos tal commission (Moody, C'atihlugs and Fleming); second, the members of tho Industrial commission (Gaulner. horimer, Otjen, Livingston, Bell)- thlid. the mem- her of the Canaillun commK'-lon (I'avne); fourth, tho member of tho JI.iw lii.m ram mission (Hill), and llfth, oillceis appoint I p,l by the speaker, such as visitors to ' West Point, regents of the Smithsonian - "4 trtisteeb of othtr public fiifrtltutlons m I , " !!J 1" "n 7" all of these foregoing cases tho commit tee llnd that they are not elllcers within the meaning of article. 1. section C, of tho constitution The result of this finding Is that such olllcers do not forfeit their beats In congresr by irtuo of accepting such ofllces. Then tho committee llnd that Joseph Wheeler. Edward E. Robbing. David G. Col.son and James R. Campbell, after be ing quatltled as members of congress and nctlng ns such, having accepted commis sions In tho United States army then and thereby vacated their suits In the Flfty lifth congress, General Wheeler was seen after tho finding was announced, but asked to be excused from commenting on the de cision ns it was in the nature of a judicial proceeding. It Is said General Wheeler and his associates will take no action for the present as the find ing of the committee Is yet to be passed upon by the house. The fact that Mr. Jenkins voted against unseating Gen eral Wheeler and the others may lead to a minority teport, although no no tice ot such was given. GAVE THEM FAIRY TALES. A Twelvo-Yoav-Old Lad front Altoona Puzzles Polico Philadelphia. Fob. 3. A 12-year-old lad giving his name as Joseph Vln- TCSM, who Infotmed Detective Almend- Inger several days ngo that he had run away fiom his parents in isevv York because of trouble with his stepmoth er, has been identliled by a despatch received nt tho detective bureau from Altoonn, Pa. The dispatch stated that the lad lives in that town and that his father is August Vincent who te sides there at 1904 Twentieth street. Young Vincent finally admitted tho facts Btntcd in the message and said that ho had been telling fajry tales to the detectives. dOMEZ CONGRATULATED. The President Appreciates tho Ser vices of the Gonoral. Havana, Feb. 3. The following mes sage from Fiesldent McKlnlev vvoh te celved by Robett P Porter this morn ing and was tintismltted to General Maximo Gomez: "The president sends his hearty con gratulations and thanks foi your de spatch. Convey his cordial greetings to General Gomez and his giateful ap preciation of tho geaeial's frank and friendly mert'uge. Tie co-operation of Geneial Gomez in tho pacification of Cuba will bo of the greatest value for both peoples," Whiskey and Butter Trust. Trenton, N J.. Feb. 3. Articles of In corporation wero tiled this afternoon by tho Kentucky Distilleries and Warehouse cdinpaiiy, authorised capital, JO.000,O00. This company Is what is known as the Itourbon whisky trust. Tho Now Jluulnn 1 Dairy company, capital JSM.ouo, to deal In dairy products; nnd ho Auto-Klectrlo company, capital fl.OOO.OO'), wero also In-coiporatcd. SCHEME TO TAX THE FREIGHT LINES INTRODUCED BY SENATOR NEEDY, OF CLARION. Govornor Stono Expected to Tako Caro of tho Hold-Over Officials. A Magnificent Capitol Building for Pennsylvania Colonel Guflby's Dreams Are Fraught with Anx iety. Special to the Scranton Tiibune. Hurrlsburg, Pa.. Feb. 3. The resolu tion introduced by Senator Neeby, of clarion, having for Its object the taxa- tlon of "fast freight lines," which up to this time have been paying nothing toward the expenses of tho state is attracting a great deal of attention on enpltol hill. If it be found that these linen ate taxable subjects theie is no uoubt tne bcnellt to bo deilvcd by the commonwealth will bo enoimous; but It Is the opinion of some well Informed people that ordinary partnershlps.such us the freight lines are held to be, aro not subject to the tax laws of tho state. It ts fuither contended that mnnv of tho lines designated in tho Neebv resolution have cither been lneigid or Iuimi been out of cxlstonco for many ycais, nnd If the contention bo corieet tho advocates of the reso lution evidently are unfamiliar with such matteis. The fact stands, how ever, that the state needs additional lovonue nnd needs it badly, and it ap pears to be the manifest duty of the men who are leady to vote away money to tlrst see to the enactment of such legislation as will enlarge Pennsyl vania's bank account. While it Is the evident Intention of Governor Stone to provide places for as many people as he can consistently accommodate It is the opinion of those close to him that he will exeiclse all the regard possible for hold-over ofll clals who have conspicuously impioved the departments under their care. Ono of these Is Major William F. Rlchiud- son, of Schuylkill county, the puper- intendent of the state arsenal. Major Richaidon is not only thoroughly fa- miliar with the minute details of mltl- tnry matters but displays keen husl- inr.uu iu,ln-i..f i,. n... ..,...,... jun.u un uaiihsivu muic win lesiuy to me wisuom or those who inaugu rated the plan by demonstrating that the commonwealth Is saving consider able money nnd that the guard equip ments are of a vety superior kind. THE NEW CAPITOL. It is the general belief that Pennsyl vania will eventually have a magnifi cent capltol building a structure, In deed, that will be an honor to this great state nnd a credit to those whose duty it will be tc wipleto the work. It is held by thi." of a statistical turn of mind that all prosperous states have splendid capltols, or in other words, that these buildings In a meas ure Indicate the financial standing ot the commonwealth. Instances are cited showing that those statce that are without the resources associated with prosperity are also without capltol buildings of substantial ox beautiful consti notion. The action of Captain Has.son, of Venango county. In intro ducing a bill appropriating at least $2 500,000 for the completion of the pres ent structure, shows that even tho re form legislators aie not averse to an expenditure that will insure a build ing In keeping with Pennsylvania's pos ition among her sister states. Colonel J. M. Guffey was here a few days this week keeping the Democratic forces Intact, Tho colonel Is fearful that he will wake up some morning and discover that his faithful have become tired of playing "hobby horse,'" as Captain Skinner tersely expresses it, and are desirous of shitting posi tion. Guffey means well, but his best friends will tell you that his knowl edge of politics Is quite limited. His vision is certainly not fnr reaching, else it would ho plain to him that his mortinal enemies ate doing an exten sive gold-brlek business with his polit ical capital. Manv of those who pio fess admiration for the colonel have largo and glittering knives concealed up their sleeves with which they will proceed to carve him Just as soon as their ends In connection with tho sena torial contest shall have been accom plished. J. P. D. - .. 1 SHADOWS ON DR. WEISS. Friends of tho Anti-Quay Candidate Accused of Influencing Voters. Hanlsburg, Feb. 3. The managers of Senator Quay's canvass for re-election tonight gave out an affidavit signed by W. K, Lelnlnger, a Philadelphia de tective, chntglug cot tain persons Inter ested in tho candidacy of Dr. Weiss, the anti-Quay candidate for senator In Lebanon county, with furnishing money and whiskey to voters. Lelnlnger alleges that he was pall $73 by George Woomer, of Lebanon, with the Instructions to use the money among voters, and that Woomer ad mitted to the affiant that ho had fur nished money and whiskey to political workers to lnlluenco voters In favor of Dr. Weiss. Tito Quay managers also furnish an affidavit from James Gra ham, of Lebanon, who alleges that 13. Strauss, of Philadelphia, oftetud him $160 to use his Influence for Dr. Weiss. Standard of Values for Coinage. Washington, Teb. S. Representative Stone, of Pennsylvania, chalimnn of tho committeo on colnaeo today Introduced a resolution providing that 11. 0 Hull bill ilxlng tho standard of values to regulate coinage, etc., shnll bo the special order for Tuesday. February 11. and that a voto shall bo taken upon It at 4 o'clock tho following day. Tho resolution was re foried to tho committee on tulcs. Cadet to West Point. Philadelphia, Feb, I. Congressman Wanger, of Rucks county, today an nounced tho selection of Donald O. Key scr, of Wrlghtstown, as a candidate for appointment ns a cadet to WcHt Point Military academy. 1'rancls II. Farnum, of Norristovv 11, is appointed alternate. Tho appointments are tho lo&ult of a competitive examination among ovnr fifty applicants. THE NEWS THIS 3I0RNINU Weather Indications Today) Kiln; Southerly Winds. Death of Bishop O'Hara. Opponents of Expansion Talk In tho Senate. Stato Leglslatlvo Proceedings. Senator Quay's Friends Elected. Dun's Rev low of Trade. Financial and Commercial. Religious News of tho Week. i Fdltorlal. Colonics. 5 Social nnd Personal. Her Point of View. Musical Question Ilox. 6 Death of Bishop O'Hara (Concluded). Crlmnal Court Proctctllngs. 7 Concerning Mustering Out of the Thlr- teenth. Poor Board Deadlock. 8 West Scranton and Kuburbin. D News Round About Scranton. 10 Story "Brower'R Romance." Chats About Advertising. 11 Sunday School Lesson for Tomorrow. Rev. Dr. McLeod on Christian Sci ence. 12 News of tho Soldiers at Camp M.i" Kenzle. Whitney's Weekly News Budget. BIG BLAZE AT PHILADELPHIA Two Largo Blocks of Buildings Aro Destroyed Loss About $750,000. Philadelphia, Feb. 3. A fire which started shortly after 4 o'clock this morning destroyed two large buildings, devoted to manufacturing purposes, fronting on Thli teenth street nnd ex tending from Willow to Hamilton street, and fiom the latter to Button wood etrcet The losses aie divided among eight or ten Huns and aggre gate about $750,000. The Are originated In the establish ment of W. S. Cooper, manufactuierd , ye3tCrday's Tribune, wai aD Mn HtnnlilHnn nliirnhnpn' annnllaa " of gas machines, plumbers' supplies, etc., and In a comparatively short time this building was a complete loss with the walls leveled to the ground. The firemen worked with great difficulty owing to the fact that the street was torn un and had been excavated sev- way for tho Reading railroad through this section of town. Five alarms were sounded and twen-ty-flvo fire companies were soon at work. The flames spread from the Cooper building to the big six-story building of the Stewart cracker wotks which, in addition to tho cracker com pany, was occupied by several other firms. A building on the other side of the Cooper establishment was also gut ted and the extensive bolt and nut works of Hoopes & Townsend which extended over the entire rear of all the burned buildings, also sustained seri ous damage. The losses, which ate partially covered by insurance, nre es timated as follows- W. S. Cooper, btass founder and manufacturer of plum bers' supplies nnd gas machines, on building, $100,0(K); machinery and stock, $10,000; J. Hooper, lithographic att work, $20,000, Stewart cracker com pany, on building. $L'no,000' on ma chinery nnd stock, $100,000; B Jlooley &. Son, silk threads and chenille wotk, whose salesrooms are at 32 Howard street, New York, $30,000; DeKosenko Manufacturing company, gas and elec tric light fixtures, 75,000; P. P. Mast fi Co., agricultural Implements, $30,000; Philadelphia Novelty company, manu facturers of cutlery and small wares, $:o,000; Hoopes & Townsend, bolt, nut and screw works, $75,000. SUSPECTS HAVE HEARING. Arrested for Complicity in Connell Murdor. Special to tho Scranton Tribune. PittEton, Feb. 3. Tonight at 8 30 the five suspects, who have been in Jail for the past week, having been arrested for complicity in tho Connell murder, were brought beforo Alderman Loftus for a hearing. Assistant District At torney Mulhall represented the com monwealth and Attorneys Gillespie and Donnelly appeared for tho defense. The prlsonets were William LIckhltis. V. Linchendltz, Anthony Howitch and A. Rice. When naked to plead, they all said not guilty. The first witness was M. English, a nephew of the deceased, who saw tho shooting, and ho testified that he was In bed when the disturbance com menced outside. Ho got up and went out with his uncle. The latter told them to go away, as his sister was sick. They said they would not stop for nny . His uncle then went towaids them, and when cloe up to them, one of them, who wore a white shirt and dark panta loons, drew a tevolver and fired one shot. His uncle fell on tho spot, and they ran away. He saw LIckhltis; he was one ot the four men. This testi mony was corroborated by William Jims, who lives close by, and saw the shooting. Chief of Polite Loftus tes tified that Andiew Cow Itch made a statement to him, without solicitation and In the presence of otheis, that he, with one LIckhltis, organized a club and that nlsht went up the hill and stopped in front of Connell's. Ho had a pistol, and was not afraid. After the shooting ho run nwny, and after Jump ing over a fenco he tun into the arms of an oillcet. After somo other testimony, which did not give any material aid to tho case. Rice was discharged und tho others wore lemanded for unother hearing. Sugar Advances. New Yoik, Feb. 3. The Ameilcan Sugar Refining company and tho National and Mlllenhauor refineries havo advanced tho pilco of numbers S and 10 refined I sugars 1-lCc. a pound. This Is tho first advance In several weeks. PEACEFUL END OF THE BISHOP OF SCRANTON Expired in the Episcopal Residence at 8.50 Last Night. WAS UNCONSCIOUS FOR SEVERAL HOURS All Day Long Every Hour Was Ex pocted to Bo His Last Sovoral Times Reports of His Death Wero Prevalent Dying Moments Wora Watched hy tho Priests of tho Cathedral and, as Lifo Eleotod Away, Bishop Hohan and the Othors at tho Bedsido Chnntod tho Prayors for tho Dying News Was Announced hy tho Tolling of tho Cathedral Boll. The venerable bishop of the Scranton diocese, Right Reverend William O'Hara, Is no more. Tho end camo at 8.50 o'clock last night. Ills impending death, as exclusively the principal subject of conversation throughout the whole city. Catholics wero scarcely more solic itous of his condition th'an every other class in the community. All duy long tender inquiries and cxprcFHlons of deepest sympathy poured In to tho Episcopal residence from every point reached by the newls. Philadelphia, the bishop's former home, exhibited especial anxiety, telegrams and long distance telephone messages following one another from there In rapid suc cession. Several times during the day reports that the end had come spread through out the city, hut they dissipated them selves when no subsequent confirma tion was forthcoming. When death finally did come, the tolling of the Ca thedral bell sptead thc news like Wild fire and renewed with Increased Inter est tho general discussion of tho day. W ONDERFUL VITALITY. No one nbout his bedside on the night previous expected to see him nllve at daybreak. Di. Gibbons, his attending physician, said at midnight that death was only a. matter of hours, and the priests of the house, experienced as they nre In this matter by reason of their frequent mlnlstiatlons to tho dy ing, were one In the opinion that a few houts at tho most would witness tho end. But that wonderfully tenacious vi tality which drew out his years to twelvo beyond the alloted time of man, and which rallied from many .a for mer seilous spell, stood by him till the Inst and eet at naught every cal culation that science and experience had made. At no time, however, did ho rouso himself from the unconsciousness Into which he lapsed early on Thursday night. Instead, his condition becimo more and mote comatose, until finally, as night apptonched, he becamo totally unconscious, with a scarcely percept ible breathing the only Indication ol life, in which condition he continued until at exactly ten minutes beforo 9 o'clock the breathing ceased and th gieat soul of the gteat, good man pabsed away. At his bedside, when death came, weio his brother. Dr. Michael O'Hara, of Philadelphia; Rt. Rev. Ulshop Hoban, Rev. J. A. O'Reilly, Rev. J. J. B. Feeley. Rev. D. J. MarGoldrlck, Rev. P. J. Goush, Rev. M. K. Loftus, Rev. Doinlnlck Landro, of the cathe dral; Rev. A. F. llioderlok, of St. Pot ilck's, .Tack'-on street, and Dr. R. JL Gibbons, the attending physician. While the dying bishop was breath ing his last, the pilests, led hy Bishop Hoban, tecited the piayeis for the dvlng, and petfoimed the other usual offices. "When all was over, the cathe dral bell wnt' tolled, as Is the custom at every chuich when Its pastor dies. FUNKRAL THURSDAY. Announcements of tho sad news weit at once sent to vatlouu centers and then the matter of at ranging for the funeral was taken up. It was decided to hava the obsequies on Thursday morning nect. Undei taker Cuslck will embalm the remains nnd prepare them for In terment. They will likely rest in tin episcopal ict'ldeare until Wednesday, Contlnuul on P.o 6. r----f-"M-hH-t"H- M H H -H-t WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, Feb. 3. Forecast for Saturday, For eastern Pennsylva nia, rain, followed bv clearing; southerly winds shitting to brisk -t- northwesterly, rt-mt-Hrt-r"r-H-t