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Turks Carry Important
Positions on Heights
TALENTS OF EDHEM PASHA
Crown Prince Constantine at
the Scene pf Conflict.
The Ad wince of Turkish Troops Is
Sternly und Surc--(!rceKs Endeavor
in Vain toDrnolhi) Jloslenn Irom
Their Position on the Uill'--I'rnncc
Mill Protect the (Jrcck Catholics iu
the Turkish Empirc-Punitivcs I'lco
llcforc the Approaching Armies.
Headquaitcrs of the Gtcck Army, La
rlssa, April Si The Turks hae occu
pied seveial Gieek positions near Neze
Very severe lighting occurred west
ward of this place duilng the morning.
The enrrespundent of the Associated
Press, as this dispatch is sent, Is at a
high point of the Mllouna Pass, with
the Turkish general staff, watching the
advance of the Turkish tioops, who
nie being lapldly pushed through the
pass to the plain In front of Tyrnavo.
Throughout esterday afternoon an
nrtlllerj duel between the Turks and
the Greeks proceeded at a distance of
two miles, and In the meantime Greek
lelnfot cements had been nourlng over
the bridge beond the town to this
bide of the rler Xeilas.
'J ha Turks at, that time had catrled
seeral Greek positions on the heights
nboe Tjrnnvo, but the town and a
small hill on this side were still In the
hands of the Greeks
Edhem Pasha, the Turkish com
mander In chief, continues to show
great military talents and his plans
work like machines. Yesterday's ad
vance of the Turkish troops acioss the
plain was a splendid spectacle. At
your feet was the road Into Greece
which winds away from the mountah s
and from the mountains long lines of
troops were descending like great ser
pents. The Tuiklsh soldiers were alt sing
ing patriotic songs and shouting war
Duilng the night the Gteeks strongly
fortified the positions they occupied
on top of the Kiltlrl Hill and the bat
tle If gan again at dawn. Theie was
veiv heavy lighting from the first. The
it iks endeavored to take by storm a
uiklsh position on the hill opposite
tie entrance of the ravine, but tht
leeks weie repul d upon each occas-
wllh tiemtndcus loss The engage.
ifnt is still pioceedlng as this dispatch
Is sent The Tuiks hac a strong re
stive forte leady to be brought Into ac
tion U needed.
m.vm- to divide.
London, Aril'- The Athens corre
spondent of tho Dally Chronicle will
say tomoirow .
"I Win on good authority that thn
powers aie already assuming that Tur
key will be ietorlous and aie discuss
ing ways and means of settling matters
after the wai Is ended. One dlotorlal
power pi o Ides that the Greek do
minions shall be curtailed, the said
power retaining one district as a bond
for the payment of the Gieek debt to
PRINCE AT THE FRONT.
Couslnntlne, the (Jrei U Commander-
iu-riiicfwitli His Men.
Athens, April 22.-3 p. m Crown
Piince Constantine, the Greek com
mander in chief, a dispatch from La
llssa announces, was present at the
scene of the military operations against
the Turks since early this morning.
Prayers weie offered up in the
churches of every town of Greece to
day for the success of the Greek arms
Pails, April 22. There was a great
rtlr outside the ofllces of the Greek
legation this afternoon. A crowd
tlamored to be sent as volunteers to
Grei!( e. The embassy replied to all
such requests that it has lecelved no
instructions from tho Greek go em
inent on this subject and Is thereto! e
not empowered to send volunteers to
the scene of hostilities.
Constantinople, April 22. The French
ambassador, Mr Cambon, has notified
the poite that the French go eminent
Intends to take under Its protection
the Greek Catholics in the Turkish
emplie. As et It has not been de
cided which power wll protect the Or
London, April 22 A dispatch to the
Times fiom Cnnea says that lighting
is going on almost dally In the vicinity
of Candla, wheie there are 5,000 insur
gents, Including GC0 cavalry, together
with a considerable body of areek
troops and four heavy guns.
The governor expresses fear lest the
insurgents may attack the town en
masse, The Turks have no Held guns.
UrccUH Hum TurktMi Strongholds on
.Mount Prophet Wins.
London, April 22. A dispatch to the
Times from Tyrnavo, dated Monday,
descilbes the arrlvul of its conesnond
ent there. Ho snvs: "All the loads
are crowded with fugitives and with
hoiscs and thousands of sheep, mak
ing for the eastern highlands of Osza.
Tho Greeks attacked Boughazi last
evening and carried the pass this morn
ing. They have also captured the
Turkish fort of Vlgla, und are now on
the road to Damasl,"
Telegiaphlng on Tuesday from Tyr
navo, the Times' correspondent says:
"The llrlng lecommenced at dawn.
TNe Greeks have captured and burned
ha Turkish block houses on Mount
Prnrhct Ellas, above Tyrnavo, to the
west. The Turks In superior numbers
nri attacking Qrltzovall. Colonel Mns
trapos refused to. allow mo to ascend
to Orltzovall, anil I have therefore re
turned to Bughazlo."
The cot respondent then describes the
Gttek attack from three sides on Vlg
ln, which appears to hae been with
out much result, nnd expresses the
opinion that the breeks are far too ex
tiavagant with ammunition, as they
shoot away at the Turks when the lat
ter are entirely concealed.
Larlssa, April 22 The latest news
from the district of Kutzslovall (prob
ably Identical with Grltzovali) is that
the place lids been recaptured by the
Odessa, April 22. A special mission
from the Greek government passed
thtough this city yesterday en route to
THEY FEAR THE TURKS.
Inhabitants of Crcrk Villngcs Scrl;
Snletj in Plight.
Headquarters of tho Greek Army, Ln-
rlssn, Aorll 22. The latest advices as
to thp situation at Damasl show that
on Sunday the Tuiks made a sortie
f i om that, town and attacked the Greek
position at BoughasI Pass and Sldero
polu'tl. After severe fighting the
Greeks drove the Turks back across
the frontier, with n loss of five guns.
The Turks have descended from Ml
louna Pass on Kurtrlevall. The result
Is not yet known here.
Four hundred members of the foreign
legation, including 2G Englishmen un
der Captain Blich, arrived here on
Tuesday. They were received with a
great demonstration which was repeat
ed on their departure to the front.
The greatest enthusiasm was caused
among the Greeks when the English
men sarg the Greek national war song.
The estln atlon In which the Turk"
ore held is shown by the stampede of
the whole population to the frontier.
The villages and roads to Lirltsa are
literally blocked with fuglthos, herds
of cattle, horses and donkeys, women
and children on foot, old women cany
1ng chaiis, beds and household gear
on their backs, on donkeys, In ox wag
ons and In every conceivable sort of
The teens Is hcirtrendlng and re
minds one of Pliny's description of the
lllght fiom Pompeii after the eiuptlon
of Mount Vesuvius. Food Is scarce:
the hospitals are full and there Is an
utgent appeal for nurses and surgical
assistance The wounded an arriving
hourly pnd all tho surgical operations
must be performed without chlcioform,
as there is none to be had.
I.arissa, April 22. fi p. m. Chief Da
vellls, art! the survivors of his band of
Inegulars, hae returned here from
their raid Into Macedonia-
RUSSIA READY TO INTERVENE.
Steps Taken to That Enil--Tlic Porte
Pears Hiilgnrinii Itnid.
Paris, April 22. "Le Journal's" Odes
sa coi respondent telegraphs that the
necessaiy measuies have been taken at
Sebastopol for the eventual Interven
tion of Russia In the war between
Turkey nnd Gieecc,
Fotia, Bulgaria, April 22. The Turk
ish authorities, fearing a Bulgarian
raid Into Macedonia, have reinforced
the Ottoman troops holding the passes
of the Rio Mountains. The Macedonia
Junta has Its headquaiters here and
has decided not to act until the result
of Emperor Franz Joseph's coming
visit to the Czar Is known. The Mace
donian Junta expects important devel
opments from this visit.
London, April 22. A special tele
gram fiom Bucharest, Roumanli, gays
that the Roumanian minister for wn'
has ordered the garrisons on the Do
rudsrha frontiers to be lelnforced bj
two battalions of troop" Tho king of
Roumanla has postponed Is foreign
HOOTED FOR LEAVING GREECE.
Warm Reception to Greeks Who Tied
New York, April 22. Among the ar
rivals today on the steamship Obdam
were three Greeks, Ellas Patros and
Antonio Nlco Slmoulls, from Tripoli,
and John Flories, from Sparta, all
joung men. They were admitted after
passing through the registry depart
ment. All aie farmers. Flories had
been In this country before, and start
ed for Chicago, 111.
The others were driven to a Greek
boarding house, where they were hoot
ed by the other boarders, who throw
fiult and vegetables at them and made
lugs so lively for the new arrivals,
who were told that they were a dis
grace to their country for leaving it in
time of tiouble, and when every man
was needed, that they had to take
refuge at Ellis Island.
An Attempt to Assassinate the King ot
Italy Wou1d-Be-Re!cide Does No
Injury and He Is Captured.
Rome, April 22 At 2.S0 o'clock this
afternoon while King Humbert was on
his wav to the races, a man named
Plotio Acclarlto, an iron worker out
of employment, attempted to stab his
majesty with a dagger.
The man was seized before he could
carry out his purpose and the king
proceeded to the Campanelle race
course, seemingly unmoved.
On arriving at the race course his
majesty was greatly cheered.
Acclarlto appeals to be a political
fanatic. He says he has no accom
plices, ATTEMPT ON BORDA'S LIFE.
President of Uruguny 1'ircd nt, but
tho Shot Missed.
Montevideo, April 22. An attempt
has been made to assassinate the pres
ident of Uruguay, Senor J. Idlarto
Boida. He was shot at by the would
be assassin, but the bullet missed its
Tho president's assailant was ar
rested. Bunking American Com to .Mexico.
Monterey, Tex., April 22. The Mexican
railroads leading from the United States
border aro experiencing a very heavy rush
in American corn shipments. There has
been a series of crop failures In several
districts ot this country and tho com Is
being brought In to relieve the suffering
PLANS TO PROTECT
Secretary Wilson Is Giving Some Atten
tion to the Subject.
THE TIMBER LASTS FOR YEARS
Professor Jcrnow Furnishes Some
Very Interesting Statistics For
estry ns nu Imlust r - -1 T Pursued
on nn Extensive Scale It Mould
Return Twelve or I'iltccu Per
Washington, April 22. Special at
tention Is now being given by tho de
partment of agriculture to the sublect
of forestry. Secretniy Wilson proposes
to do nil In his power during his ad
ministration to Introduce a sjstem of
tree-planting nnd care for the forests,
which will prevent the prcent tend
ency to desttoy the timber of the coun
try and to leae It fifty jears hence
practically without material of this
It Is not generally realized, although
scientists who have studied the ques
tion are well aware of the fact, that the
carnlfeious woods now avallaDle for
timber In the United States, and this
is about the only timber that is useful
for building purposes, will not last nt
the present rate of consumDtlon more
than forty yeais. It takes from 100 to
200 years to grow this wood, and It may
well be seen why specialists are very
much concerned over having the coun
try adopt the policy which will give
future generations building mateilal.
Secretary Wilson, speaking to a re
porter today, said that he had already
instructed an agent of the department
to Investigate the character of trees
that grow successfully in the arid por
tions of Australia and Russia and to
forward to this country seed for plant
ing same. Theie aie millions ot acies
now lying waste in tho United States
that Mr. Wilson hopes can be utilized
for growing wood and he proposes to
endeavor to Introduce upon this land
tiees that aie shown to thrive under
exactly similar conditions In foreign
countries. He has not had time to look
Into the subject very thoroughly yet,
but he has made a beginning and soon
proposes to pursue It further. Up to
the present time he has been occupied
hugely with the leorganlzatlon of tne
personnel of his department The next
subject to which he proposes to uevote
th'e energies of the forestry division of
his department is that of presenilis
and increasing the wood supply of the
Bernard Ev-Kcmaw, chief of the divi
sion of forestry In the department of
agriculture, has made a life study of
his work, and It will be through him
that Secretaiy Wilson will operate in
the rehabilitation of the forests of the
country. Speaking of the gieat con
sumption of timber In this country, Mr.
rernow said to a repot ter toda :
MR. FERNOW'S STATEMENT.
"The United States consumes about
four hundied feet of board ineasuie
per capita of carnlferous timber, w hlch
includes pine, spruce, hemlock, cypress,
We must depend upon th'e carnlfer
ous woods for our timber, nnd at the
present rate of consumption the supply
In sight In this country will not last
more than foity years. At present
lumbermen do not cut wood of this
kind under about one hundied and fifty
j ears old, and when we take into con
sideration that It requires at least one
hundred years to grow such timber to
a size suitable for cutting, we can see
readily that the situation that faces
the country Is a more grave one than
Is generally supposed. When this sub
ject Is broached It Is common for people
to say, 'Oh, but when our timber Is
gone other timber will have grown In
Its place.' The facts In the case show
how greatly mistaken are people who
take this view of the subject. The
Southern pine that we are now using
Is, as a rule, over two hundred years
old. As we come to cut smaller trt.es
we experience iv greater waste than
occurs w hen large ones are hew n. Now
one-half of the contents of the large
logs are lost In waste by the time they
are put on the maiket In the form of
manufactured articles, and as smaller
trees aie used this waste Increases.
"It Is one thing to grow trees and
quite another to gtow trees that will
be good for timber Theie aie weds
among trees Just as there aie weed3
In the garden Very frequently people
refer to the planting of trees In some
parts of the West as a basis for their
belief that we tan grow timber as we
want it. It Is well enough' to plant
shade tiees, and they may some time
be available for fltewood, but we must
grow our timber (I speak of carnlfer
ous timber, which Is the bulk of all
timber used) only where nature has
shown that such timber has been suc
cessfully grown in the past. In order
to use our timber and at the same time
to permit Its giowth, so that the sup
ply may not glvo out, we must go Into
LOST PRISONERS AND DOGS.
Convict from Vt orkhouso Stent the
Bloodhounds Sent Alter Them.
Canton, O., April 22. Three prisoners,
Albert Winger, George Glffoid and
John Barler, escaped from the vvoik
house last night by making a. dash'
from the ranks while returning from
supper. Bloodhounds kept at the pris
on were at once put on the trail, and
Barler w as traced to a barn, w here ho
vvaa captured and returned. The dogs
then followed Winger and GIfford, who
were finally sighted 10 miles from town.
The runaways waltet' for the dogs and
made friends with them, then started
off, taking the dogs with them. All
traco of the men and animals has been
A message from Akron tonight says
that Albert Winger reached there with
the dogs. He locked them up in his
former home and continued his flight.
SAD JOKE FOR HIM.
Drummer Count to tSricilu Trtlng to
IJcnt n Chicago Hotel.
Chicago, April 22. Because ho tried
to get hia valise out of the Great
Northern hotel without paying his
board, on a wager with friends, Roger
J. Fleming, a tommeiclal traveler of
I tho East end. Pittsburg, is In bed with
a broken nnkle. He tied a rope to a
pipe In his room and slid out with
The rope wan too short and he fell
Into n. crowd of wondering people, who
lulped him to limp in and explain that
It wns all a Joke. Ho has gone to a
Harold Sow till to Ho Minister to
IIiivvnli--Tvvo Custom Collectors.
Washington, April 22. Tho president
today sent to the senate tho following
nomlnatlc'j: State, Harold M Sew
all, of Maine, to be envoy exttaordlnary
and minister plenipotentiary of the
United Stntcs to Hawaii.
Treasur, Thomns II. Phalr, of Maine,
collector of customs, district of Arls
took, Me ; James S. Harrlman, of
Maine, collector of customs, district of
MINISTER ON TRIAL.
Rev. II. C. Farror, D. D of Albany, Is
Before the Troy Corilerencc Charged
with a Serious Crime.
Schenectady, N. Y., April 22 -Rev. H.
C. Fauor, D. D, pastor of St. Luke's
Methodist Episcopal church, Albany;
ex-presldent of the New York Stnto
Sunday School association, member of
the National Executive boaid of the
Christian Endeavor society, and urosl-
dent of the Round Lake assembly, Is
on trial before the Troy conference In
this city, charged with adulteiy. It Is
alleged that he has been accused by a
servant girl foimerly In his employ.
Dr. Fairor also confessed the crime to
a physician who had attended the girl.
The physician was an official member
of Dr. Farror's church, and aftei con
sidering the mattei, brought the case
to the attention of the presiding elder
of the Albany district. A committee of
church members was appointed to in
vestigate. This Investigation was kept
a close seciet, and little was known of
the case until It was brought before
Befoie this committee and again to
Bishop Nlnde, the presiding officer of
the conference, it Is said. Dr. Fnrror
made a verbal confession that the
charges were Hue. It Is also said that
he asked to have the privilege of re
signing, but this request was emphatlc
FIGHT WITH MOONSHINERS.
Desperate Clinrncters Terrorize the
People of Virginia and enucssce.
Louisville, Ky, Apill 22. A special
from Plktsvllle, Ky Fays an uncon
firmed report reaches here from far
up in the nionntalna that flvo moon
shiners of desperate chaiacter, who
had betn terroilzlnir the people of Vlr
vlniannd Tennessee- sides were killed
bv citizens who formed a vigilance
committee and went after them Tues
The mm were killed as they left a
cave or it-treat which they had used
as a rendezvous. One Virginia farmer
and two men from the Tenne&"se side,
were hurt. They were J V. Webb an i
the Brai.dt boys.
bufferings of Destitute Working Pco
p'o in the iMiiilli of Spain.
Madrid, April 22 Widespread dis
tress continues among the thousands
of unemployed men and women In the
south of Spain. A large gathering of
Idle workingmen, .with their wives and
children, assembled at Lucena yester
day and clamoied for bread.
The authorities were powerless to as
sist them, and the crowd were com
pelled to disperse as hungry as they
FIRE NEAR HOMESTEAD.
Tlilrly-si Houses Are Burned at Pet-
tcrsUleNo Household Effects
Were Saved by the Residents.
Pittsburg, Apt 11 22. Fire broke out
at 2.30 p. m. In the town of Peters
vllle, near Homestead, and 80 houses
weie buiiicd. The oilgln of the Hie Is
Fettersvlllo Is within the Carnegie
mill yards. Tho place Is the home of
3C0 or 400 families and has a population
of about 1.000
It was at Hist reuorted that one man,
at least, and a number of small chll
ditn had been burned to death, nnd the
willing of frantic women searching In
the ciowds for their little ones wns
pitiable in the extreme. From last re
ports, all the missing onesi had been
Tho houses wero owned by the Car
nrli company nnd wero not valuable
structures, but comfortable homes. No
household cfiects weie saved by tho
ENGLISH DIVORCE CASE IN TACOMA.
A Cousin of tho Duke of Fife Gets n
Divorce from Ills Ml'e.
Tacoma, Wash,, April 22. A decree
of divorce was today granted Robert
Harold HartLson, chief surgeon of
Northern Pacific liner Victoria, now In
port, and cousin of the Duke of rite,
fiom hi3 wife, Blanche Harrison, on
the statutory ground Mr,' Harrison
is an officer In Her Majesty's royal
navy and has been a prominent figure
in Dublin society for many years. Mrs.
Harrison Is well known in English so
cial circles and has travelled exten
elvely on the continent.
Dr. Harrison has a daughter 16 years
old who lives here, and up to the filing
o the divorce proceedings a month
ugo, she supposed that her mother was
INNOCENT MAN HANQED.
The Alleged Victim Discovered to Be
Alive, but It's Too I.ato Now.
Wichita, Kan., April 22. About three
yeats ago Jesse and Chailes Hlbden,
cousins, and a cook named George
Jones, left their homes In Pauls Val
ley, I. T , and v ent to Arkansas to
buy cattle. The Hlbdens never return
ed. Jones was arrested, tried and con
victed of double murder, and hanged
a year ago,
Greatly to the surprise of every one,
Jesse Hidden has been located In the
territorial prison, where he Is held for
kuiiinir OiUUv to Indians.
AN EVENTFUL DAY
Turkish War Provokes a Battle of
Words In the Senate.
SENATOR MORGAN ATTACKS REED
Calls tho Speaker of tho House n
"(Jrcnt kite rilIbiistcr"--Hcntcd
Debute Between .Messrs. Chandler,
Ccnr nnd Allcu--Inrly Adjourn
ment is Mndo Out of Itcspcct to
Late Representative Holmnii.
Washington, April 22. Tho session
of the senate today was one of tho most
eventful since congress assembled. It
opened with n proposition for nn offi
cial expression of sympathy to the
Greeks In their struggle with Turkey.
This soon was merged Into a turbulent
debate over the disorganized state of
the senate, during which Senator Mor
gan characterized Speaker Reed ns tho
'great white filibuster." Later in tne
day the Nelson bankruptcy bill was
pased by the decisive vote of 49 to S.
Mr. Allen, of Nebraska, offered a
resolution providing that tne chief ex
ecutive express the sympathy of Ameri
can people to the government of Greece.
The senator declared that the tressnt
contest was one between Christianity
nnd paganism. At the request of Mr.
Davis, chairman of the committee on
foreign relations, tho resolution was
referred, Mr. Davis promising sneedy
The debate on senate committee
aroused Mr Morgan to a speech of un
usual severity. He spoke of "dictator
ships" of tne subordination of nubile
business to politics He chaiacterized
the condition of inaction in tho house
of representatives as - most gigan
tic and unheard ot "filibuster' ever at
tempted. In conclusion, Mr Mor:an
bald that the speaker of the house, who
had been known as the great vvh'fo
czar," should be hereafter known as
the "great white filibuster"
Another stirring ehaptcp to the same
subject was added by Mr. Allen, who
proposed a complete cessation of sen
ate business except to consider nnnro
prlatlon bills until committees were
luled. The resolution led to another
heateu debate. In which Messtt
Chandler, Gear nnd Allen participated
The resolution finally went over.
The bankruptcy bill was passed In the
substitute framed by Mr. Nelson, of
Minnesota. The success of this substi
tute In displacing the committee bill
was a great surprise and disappoint
ment to the Judiciary committee, which
had reported a comprehensive bill
known as the Torrey bill. It was re
garded as a personal triumph of Mr
The Nelson bill as passed, provide"
for voluntary and Involuntary hank
ruptcy, but tho theory of Its authot
v is to free It from harshness and
make It of substantial benefit to deKi
ors and creditors.
The "free homestead bill" was made
the unfinished business of the senate.
A committee of fifteen senators was
named to participate in the Grant
On the announcement of the death of
Representative Holman, the senate ad
journed as a mark of respect, the ad
journment being until next Monday,
IN THE HOUSE.
The house today adopted a special
order for the consideration of the sen
ate amendments to the Indian appro
priation bill without reference to a
committee. Democratic dissensions
again came to tho surface. Mr. Bailey
and his followers Joined with the Re
publicans In this proposition after tho
special order had been modified so as
not to cover the appropriation bills,
Mr. Bland, ot Missouri, protested vig
orously aealnst the course, but only
had a following of 24, not enough to get
a recoid v-' Mr. Simpson, of Kan
sas, Is ov the city and therefore
was not evidence. The senntf
amendments of minor Importance were
concurred In except the removing the
Indian supply depot from Chicago to
The amendment relative to the open
ing of the Uncompaghre reservation
was not acted upon today. While It
was being debated, the death of Judge
Holman, of Indiana, was announced
The usual resolutions were adopted and
a committee of ten appointed to accom
pany the remains to their final resting
place. As a further mark of respect
the house adjourned.
Congressman Evans, of I.ouisvilln,
Enters the Long Contest.
Frankfort, April 22. All political In
terest centers today in the Republican
caucus tonight. The Hunter and anti
Hunter people still seem almost evenly
divided between Holt and Deboe, but
Congressman Evans, of Louisville, ar
rived from Washington this morning
and Is being freely talked of as the
best compromise man. The argument
of his friends Is that he was prominent
In drawing and passing thev DIngley
tariff hill In the house, and It would
be eminently proper to send him up
to the senate to help put the bill
It Is now certain that tonights race
will be between Holt, Deboe and Ev
ans, and It Is reported that the flvo
bolting Republicans Intend to dictate
the nomination by waiting till some
one candidate, even if he be Deboe,
Hunter's preference, Is within five
votes of an election, and then going to
SON SHOOTS HIS FATHER.
Discovered Him in n Disorderly
House w ith it N oui'in.
Lima, 0 April 22. This evening
Clint Hawks, a young man aged 23
years, discovered his father In a house
of Ill-fame and tried to kill him and a
woman, firing five shots at them.
Tho woman, Fannie Watklns, re
ceived three bullets nnd will die. Tho
father was futally wounded In tho side.
Edward Sage was shot accidentally,
but not seriously.
Washington, April 22. Tho senate In ex
ecutive fcsplori today confirmed tho fol
lowing nominations! Harold M. Bewail,
of Maine, to bo minister to Hawaii; James
i A. Smith, of Vermont, to bo consul ut
Leghorn, Italy; Thomns 3. Harrison, of
Pennsylvania, to bo agent and consul
general at Cairo, Egypt; Janus L. Daven
port, of New Hampshire, to bo first depu
ty commissioner of penlons; 1iverotto
M. Kelley, of Elgin 111., to ho second dep
uty commissioner of pensions; William
Youngblood, of Alabama, to bo auditor for
tho Interior department.
FIRED AT HIS ENEMY.
Serious Qunrrcl Between Prominent
.Men nt heeling.
Wheeling, W. Va , April 22 There
was a. narrow escape from a murder at
tho office of Attorney J. D Elson, oppo
site tho city hall this afternoon at 4
o'clock. Elson fired n shot fiom a 41
callber revolver at James A. Henry, a
leading real estate agent, but the ball
went wild nnd Henry took the pistol
from Elson and forced the latter
through a plate glass window.
Elson leases the office from Heriy,
and tho two have been at war for
months, Hcniy trying to dispossess
Elson. Henry declined to prosecute El
son, but the latter caused Henry's ni
rest on three warrants, on top of which
nnother was placed by a constable
whom Henry resisted. It Is likely that
serious consequences will follow be
tween the two men.
MR. HOLMAN IS DEAD.
Great Objector Succumbs to Spinal
MeningitisHad Filled Many Place s
in Nation and State.
Washington, April 22. Representa
tive Holman, ot Indiana, died at his
home hero at 2 0ri p. m., after an ill
ness of some w eeks. Spinal meningitis
was the caus.
WllllaTi Steele Holrran, best known as
"The Grat Objector," member of congress
from tho Pourth congressional district of
Indiana, was born In Dearborn county,
that state, In 1S22. Tor a tlmo bo studied
at franklin college, but left thit Institu
tion without t;iaduating After a few
years snt as a district school teacher ho
took up tho studj of law , and later became
Judge of the court of probate. Prom th.it
on ho rose ruplub In prominence, being
elected successively prosecuting attonv.
Judge of tho court of co-nmon pleas. Judi?o
of tho ciicult court, member of the In
diana legislature, and In IE'iS to congress.
He has served longer In the house of rep
tesentatlves than uny other nun In tho
hlstor of the government, though hia sei
vleo has not been consecutive
Thioughcut Judge Holmnn's congres
sional career ho had Leon ono of the most
radical of tho Democratic leaders. A
staunch exponent of tho old-fashioned
Democrat'c Jeffersonlan slmpllety, and
opposed to every new political Innovation,
ho gained for himself tho title of tho
As chairman of the committee on ap
propriation l.o vigorously oppored all bills
which Increased the appropriations of tho
government. Sometimes pi eventing tho
much needed expenditure of tho public
Judge Holman, ns ho was familiarly
known among hia constituents, wns a man
of far-reaching Influence, kten, unassum
ing and gentle Ho was nlwajs gcneious
and consequently poor In 1812 he marilM
Miss Ab'gall Knopp, who his bore him
one son and one daughter, both living.
Whllo In Washington tho rcldenco of the
llolmans vva-s ut the Himllton.
Portiiue for n Shoomnl.er.
Charleston. W Va . April 22 -John
r 1-. -1 1 - .1,1- !.. l.nn T-
X' VS forma on from h", nf mother
at Mlddleport, O , that ho nnd his brothers
and sisters, teven In all, have fallen heirs
to $:CO,000 fiom a wealthy relative In Ger
man), who died lecently.
Curfew liings nt prirgflold.
Cleveland, April 22 -The city council at
Spilngfleld, O, passed tho curfew ordi
nance last night. Children under 1(1 years
must now stay In doors after !) o'clock at
night in the bummer, and after S In tho
The Hernld's Wenther Porccnst.
Noa- York, April 23 -In the Middle
States and Now England today, line,
warmer weather and light to fiesl. south,
crly winds will prevail on and near tho
scaboari and fair to partly cloudy with
local lain In tho mountain and lake dls-
tilcts followed by light local ruin in tno
upper Delaw-aro and Hudson Valitju and
northern New England On Saturdav, In
weather and fresh to brisk southwesterly
winds will prevail, preceded by rain 'n
tho northern and possibly the western
districts, with nearly stationary, followed
by slightly lower temperature und by
clearing In tho western dlstrkts.
TIIK NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Todays
Generally Pair! Warmer,
1 (General) Turkish Army
Advancing on ureece.
Eventful Day In Congitss.
Tho Protection of American Forests,
Tjvo Crildren Poisoned.
2 (Stats) Legislature Business.
3 (Sport) National League Season
C (Storj) "Tho Jlmmvjohn Boss,"
6 (LocaD-Jcry Is Deciding Koohlcr"fl
0 (Lwnl)-Counclls In Puvor of Paving
Noith Main Avenuo.
Rov. Lanso Dismissed by Presbjteiy.
8 (Local) West Sldo und City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News,
10 Happenings In Neighboring Counties.
Financial and Commerlal.
WILLIAM B. Itni.MAV. J
Died in Agony After Eat
ing What They Thought
CORONER IS INVESTIGATING
Proposes lo Find Out Where
the Poison Came From.
The Dcnth of l'reddio nnd Aiinift
Slnchcl Increases to Seven the Num
ber of Children U lio Unvo Died
During tho Year Hereabouts Alter
Eating Poison 'I lint Hud Been
Carelessly Disposed Of--Snd Cir
cumstances Surrounding the Death
of the Mnchcl Childrcn--Expircd in
Two more children were yestordny
added to the list of victims of the
criminally careless practice of tnrow
lng poison about In exposeu nlaces,
making seven in all, within a short
space of time for whoso agonizing
deaths these thoughtless and negligent
persons are, to say tho least, lndliectly
These latest victims are Freddie and
Anna Stnchel, aged lcspectlvely C and
3 veais, child! en of Mr. nnd JIis. Fred
erick Stachel, who live at the rear of
01 5 Prospect avenue.
Wednesday afternoon the little ones,
In eompany with a number of other
chlldten, were playing about tho vard
between the Stuthcl home and the
lcsldenco fronting Ptosnect avenue.
Rummaging In a pile of lubblsh they
came across a box, which presumably
had contained some Insect poison, and
the two Stachel children ate some of
the concoction, which clunir to the
hides and bottom, thinking It was
candy. A neighbor whoso attention
was atti acted to the Htachel boy "iilt
tlng something apparently distasteful
out of his mouth, hurried over to the
gioup, and dlscoveilng what had oc
ean ed, gave the alarm.
Antidotes and emetics weie hastily
administered and Drs. A. J. Kolb and
J. J. Walsh summoned. Tho girl, who
had eaten a tcaspoonful of the stuff,
was taken sick Immediately, and noth
ing could ease her Buffeting. She died
ut 9 o'clock In tho most Intense pain.
The bo, who had swallowed only a
small amount of the poison, did not
develop any serious smptoms until
nearly nightfall, but once the deadly
stuff began Its woik his sufferings be
gan and continued scarcely without
abatement until 10 o'clock yesterday
morning, when death relieved him.
AN INQUEST HELD.
Coroner Longstrect was notified of
the ease at noon and pioceeded to In
vestigate. He empanelled a jury and
after they had viewed the remains con
ducted a post mot tern examination,
with' the assi.stunc ot Doctors Kolb
and Wal'h. The stomachs of both chll
dten weie removed and will be exam
ined by Chemist Benjamin. No testi
mony was taken as the coroner thought
It better to wait until the excitement
subsides, that he may make a more
thoiough und searching Investigation.
Tho Hjmptoms, the coroner Eajs, In
dicate that plorphoius wa the main,
ingiedlent of the poison. The Irtlta
tlnu was so violent that the bowels
vveic telescoped In four places In tho
enso of the clil and two In the eo3t
ot boy. In the opinion of tho coroner
the suffering of the little ones must
have been lotiible. The spoon with
which the children ate tho poison had
some streaks of tho substance etlll
I clinging to it and Its appearance bcara
out the picumpt.on that it was phos
phoros. It Is expected that the boe
will Lo tllscoveied befoie tho Inquest
Tho people of the nelghboihood lit
which tho Kid affair occuired are high
ly Indignant over the matter hut It it
probable that their indignation Is not
much cieater than fhat of Coioner
Lomstiect. When seen la.t night at
his oillee- on Wyoming avenue ho ox
pressed himself In unreseived tormi
ovei what ho termed an unquestlonabla
cilmo and outtage.
"This eatelessness in putting poison
In the way of children has to be check
ed and I propose to mike n. supiema
effort to cluck It light lure. When tho
poisoning mar the Oral school too'c
place I was dlspoocd to prosecute tha
oftender. but the fi lends of the vic
tims did not desire It and out of de
fcience to their wishes I desisted, feel
ing tint the warning would havo a
lesult quite as ellkaclous as a piosecu
tlon. I don't propose to ullow any
thing to resttnln me from doing what
I consider la my whole duty again. I
will go to the bottom of this case and
will make an examplJ of the perpetra
tor of this. Inexcusable negligence If I
can fasti n tho deed upon any one."
MAKES SIN VICTIMS.
This makes six children who havo
within the past ear. In this county,
lost their lives thtough this samo cilm
Inal negligence. In eveiy case the cir
cumstances nre almost similar.
In December Almlta Hadsall, 15
jears of age, ot "Woild'H End," back
of Rendham. died In tenlble convul
sions. It was lepoited at first that
she had been frightened to death by a
gang of Kalian wood-choppers who
had a grudge against her father be
causo ho In his capacity as a wach
mnn pt evented them fiom cutting tim
ber from the company lands at that
place. A ounger sister who was In
the house when Almlra went into con
vulsions told of a ciowd of lletce look
ing men peering through the wlndovr
and this diew the conclusion, that
flight vvaa tho cause of death.
Two weeks later, howevei, when two
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