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SCKANTOX, PA., MONDAY MOHNlNGr, APRIL 20, 18J)7.
END OF THE
WAR IS NEAR
Powers Are Preparing to
Take a Hand in
TURKEY IS TOO POWERFUL
Greece Unable to Cope" with
Tho Exhibition of Vnlor on 1'nrt of
Greece; Will Allow tlio Nation to
Climb Down Without Disgrncc.
Gloomy View ofWnr Prospect Is
Tnkon nt Athciis--lcfcnt Is En
dured in Diguilicd Silence by the
Citiiccns--Tho Stories of Turkish
Atrocities Keen the War Spirit Alive
London, April 25. What seems like
ly to be the last week of the war is
entered upon today. It is difficult from
the tangle of conflicting telegrams to
understand the exact position of af
fairs. Following theGreek defeat at Larlssa,
London opinion today Is almost unan
imous that the end Is In sight, and
this view Is probably shared by the
powers, as they are already moving
it is believed that Intervention will
llrst take the form of a suggestion of
armistice, to which the combatants
would no doubt agree. Since yester
day afternoon the British foreign of
fice has been in close communication
with the other members of the Euro
pean concert, Great Britain suggesting
that the time has now arrived for them
to act. The French, 'German and Ital
ian governments have already re
sponded, offering to agree, though the
German government adds a condition
that It will be necessary llrst to ex
act a pledge from Greece to obey the
mandate of Europe when this man
date is again given.
The British foreign office believes
that Greece will give this pledge, as
the disasters which have overtaken
her have demonstrated that Turkey
still possesses a. formidable fighting
machine, a fact which must have a
sobering effect upon the popular de
mand for war at Athens- and which
will permit the Oreek nation to climb
down without disgrace after a superb
vindication of the personal courage of
the Greek troops and a gratifying dem
onstration of Hellenic patriotism.
If the Greeks listen to reason and
the arguments which will be pressed
by England at Athens and by Russia
at Constantinople it is not Improb
able that a decision will be reached
by Tuesday, before which It Is not sup
posed here that Edhem Pasha or Os
man Pasha will have time to do more
than to appear at Pharsala.
GLOOM AT ATHENS.
'Athens, April 23. Noon. It Is use
less to deny that a ery gloomy view
of the war prospects Is taken here by
the better Informed. There are, how
over, no signs of panic. The city ex
hibits an attitude of dignified endur
ance, while many persons still show
an unabated enthusiasm for fight. The
symptom Is particularly noticeable
among the wounded now In Athens.
Their one desire seems to be to be
healed In order that they may rejoin
the colors. Naturally, this spirit Is
much fostered by the confirmation of
the reports that the Turks have burned
the Greek wounded In a church at
Kurtzlovall. The Turks lighted fires
on the bodies of wounded beasts. Many
of the Greek wounded Implored their
comrades to' kill them: others commit
Although It is said that tho Greeks
carried off all their guns from Tyr
navo and Larlssa, and also destroyed
tne provisions at both places, they
could not transport the guns to Phar
sala, It is reluctantly believed by
some In Athenian circles that the re
treat was somewhat disorderly and
that some of tho guns were abandoned
with but feeble defense. It seems
probable, however, that in the main
tho retreat was In good order.
This morning the word goes forth
here that the government will nerse
vero In the struggle with the Greek de
termination. The report, however, has
not served to allay the growing Irri
tation at the belief that, even if Greece
could not hold her own, tho non
offensive policy manifested In tho or
ders of the crown prince not to attack
was Idlotlo and un-Greclan. The re
treat to Pharsala Is considered a poor
response to the fiery speeches of
jrown rrinco constantlne to
THE TURKS TOO STRONG.
Naturally all sorts of reasons are
advanced to explain why the Greeks
retreated, the more candid admitting
that tho Turks were too strong. It Is
also pointed out that the Turkish cav
alry did much to turn tho scale In
favor of Edhem Pasha.
The Greek fleet Is also the subject
of many curious reports, one of which
asserts, that the eastern squadron has
bombarded Dedeagach. It Is known
that the Turks yesterday ordered that
all the lanterns in the light houses on
the Gulf of Salonlca should remain un
llghted. Five Ironclads and four tor
pedo boats are operating along tho
coast between Plantamona and Kater
Ina. The British nnd French subjects
residing at Volo have wired to their re
spective envoys here begging for the
dispatch of warships to Volo to pro
tect them. The envoys have wired to
their governments and the ad
mirals at Canea, but at Athens it Is
considered unnecessary to comply with
tho request, as an attack upon Volo
Is no part of the Turkish programme,
Athens. April 23. I a, m. About 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon tho official
In charge of the telegraph ofTlco .it
Larlsra observing a cloud of dust rais
ed by the advancing cavalry, of the
Turks, asked Icavo to dynamite tho
oillce. He was directed to leave It.
Since 3.30 p. m., (Saturday) the Larls
sa officers, had made no response to
calls from Athens.
A despatch from Itovenl says that
Edhem I'asha, on learning tliat tho
Greeks had been ordered to fall back,
attempted to deliver a. crushing blow
with 11 considerable fores which had
been resting thirty-six hours and suc
1 ceded In brcaklnc through the Greek
lines In several places.
Salonlca, April 25. Osman Pasha ar
rived heie last evening and was re
ceived with great enthusiasm. He
went forwaid ut once to the scene of
Greek subjects here, on agreeing to
place thrins-clves under the Turkish
authorities upon certain conditions,
will bo allowed to retnuln.
CAMPAIGN IN EPtRUS.
Athene. April 25. A despatch from
Arta reports tint the Greeks have cap
tured Plakn. Another despatch sas
that Plnku and Penteplgadla have been
occupied by the Gieeks after being
alwndoned by the Turks, who have
also abandoned Knlctzra. Colonel
Mnnos In force has advanced beyond
Penteplgadla en route to Janlna. It Is
reported at Arta that a rising has oc
curred In the Interior of Eplrus.
JOY AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
The Recent Turkish Victories Give
Constantinople, April 25. The tri
umph of the Turkish arms has caused
the liveliest satisfaction here. The
following telegram from Edhem Pasha
Is posted everywhere:
"Larlfcsa was occupied today by the
cavalry of the Imperial army. The
Hellenic troops lied In disorder, aban
doning a large quantity of arms and
Osman Pasha has been given secret
Instructions. A dispatch from Smyrna
says that the Redlfs who were called
out yesterday nre Intended for the
towns of Smyrna, Vurla and Scala
nova, In order to prevent disturbances
by the Greek residents there.
The consuls at Janlna telegraphed to
the foreign ambassadors hero last
Friday that tho Albanian luattallons
had mutlned and were refusing to
march, as well as threatening to attack
the town. The Mussulman populxtlon,
according to these advices has quitted
Janlna en masse, some fleeing into the
country and others taking refuge In
the fortress. The consuls described
their own position and that of tho
Christian element at Janlna. as critical,
the Vail having refused to dlstrlbme
arms and ammunition to enable the
Inhabitants to defend Janlna agahi.st
the Albanians. Tho envoys ImmedUie
ly called the attention of Tewllk Pasha
to the matter and demanded the adop
tion' of effective measures to protect
the Inhabitants. These representations
havo been renewed to the porte today.
HONORS FOR EDHEM. "
Constantinople, April 25. The Sul
tan has conferred high decorations
upon Edhem Pasha and upon the com
manders of tho six divisions of the
army engaged In Grecian territory.
Evening. Ahmed Hlfzl, commander
of the Turkish forces In Eplrus, tele
graphs that the Turks yesterday re
captured Penteplgadla fortress. The
Greeks had 300 killed, 219 wounded.
The Turks had 51 killed and 3 wound
ed, and they captured 62 Greeks. A
large quantity of stores, ammunition
and Gras rltles were abandoned by the
Athens, April 25. A report has
reached here this evening that a Turk
ish force of 12,000 having pushed Its
way through the passes at Vlodendros,
Anlalpsls, Nezeros and Rapsanlll has
descended on Derell. The Greeks have
retreated to Makrychorl. It would
appear, however, that the position at
Itevenl itself and Bouguzl Is unaltered.
The Greeks, as a result of the orders
of Orown Prlnco Constantine, stopped
Just short of seizing Damasl.
Will Profit by Iiidilfcruuce in the War
Constantinople, April 25. It is said
here tonight that the sultan has prom
ised the Bulgarian diplomatic agent to
grant three- Berats (warrants fr the
appointment of Bulgarian bishop:! in
Macedonia) as soon as the war with
Greece Is over.
The Servian minister has also se
cured Imperial Irades, Implaclng no
Greek metropolitan, Ambroslus, nt
Usukub by a Servian and granting the
privilege of opening numerous Servian
schools in the Vllayeta of Monastlr
London, April ?3. The situation la
curious and perplexing. Eaca day
there have been nctlona carried on with
every circumstance of war by on or
ganized army rgalnst the other, yet
so far as Is known here there has br-tn
no declaration of war. The old inlllt
ary adage that war cflen declares it
self, evidently applies In this Instance.
The Turks have 'nvarlably been the
aggressors, and wnen the Greeks at
various points hava gallantly repelled
tne enemy niu ro:iowcd up thPir sun
cesses, orders hav bjen Invariably je-
celved compelling their, to stop Just
short of the compete occupation of the
conquered position. Tncse orIr3 In
many cases hava involved the aban
donment of the fruits of much fighting
with heavy loss and tho spectacle lo
repeatedly witnessed of a victorious
force retiring to Its old position. Thl
stale of things creates the utmost as
tonishment and gives rise to very free
adverse comment. The Greek troops
can only suppose that political Instead
of military reasons govern tho situa
tion. For three days In succession
were the Greeks drawn up In battle ar
my In front of tho Tyrnavo and oppo
site the mouth of Mllouna Pass, with
Intervals of brief artillery duels, some
times with the sputtering fire of sharp
shooters, with a constant marching and
countermarching all over the field, it
self a most wearisome exercise and
this kind erf thing may speedily becomo
demoralizing as It assuredly is most
Tho Duchess Has a Dnughtcr.
London, April 25. The Duchess of York
was safely delivered of a daughter at York
Cottage, Sandrlirgham, at 3.30 o'clock this
afternoon. Mother end child are both
Representatives from Several States
Meet nt New York.
TUB GOLD DUGS ARE INCLUDED
Object oT the Meeting to Ascertain
tho .State or tho Organization
Throughout tho Country and Whnt
Means Aro Ilclng Taken to Pre
serve It--Sinion It. lliickncr Ad
vises National Democrats to Alain
tain tho Organization.
New York, April 23. An Informal
conference of tho representatives of
the National Democracy from several
states Including a number of gold De
mocracy men from this city and Brook
lyn was held this afternoon In the Re
fotm club. Most of those who took
part In the conference are In this city
on account of tho Reform club dinner
last night and Intend to remain until
after the Grant ceremonies. The ob
ject of the meeting was to ascertain
the state of the organization through
out the country nnd the means that
are being taken to preserve It Intact.
No business was transacted and the
only thing that came out of the confer
ence was the Information given by the
visitors about the organization In their
respective states. Plans for a future
course of action were not discussed,
and tho relation of the party to city
politics was not talked about. No call
for a future conference was decided
upon, that being left to the national
General Charles Tracey, of Albany,
presided, and among those present
were Randolph Stahlnecker, of West
Virginia; T. P. Lynn, of Ohio; Gen
eral George P. Harrison, of Alabama;
Simon B. Buckner, of Kentucky; Jo
slah Patterson, of Tennessee; J. E.
Dodge, of Wisconsin; Senator CafCrey,
of Louisiana; L. It. Wollley, of St.
Louis; Ellis B. Usher, of Wisconsin;
J. C. Holt, of Grand Rapids, Mich.;
ex-Secretary John G. Carlisle, Charle
ton T. Lewis, of New Jersey; N. C.
Bacheller, of Wisconsin; A. B. Farqu
har, of Pennsylvania, and H. E. Fries,
of North Carolina.
II. DeForest Baldwin, who acted as
secretary of the meeting, said that J.
C. Holt, of Grand Rapids, had given
an account of the action of the natlon
al Demorcary In the recent election In
Michigan and commented upon the sig
nificance of the Increase of the vote of
the organization. Reports of an en
couraging character were also received
from the other states and an address
was made by Simon B. Buckner, on
the duty of the national Democrats to
maintain the organization.
The House Will Transact No Business
During the WeekNo Quorum
In the Striate.
Washington, April 25. There will
not be a quorum In the senate during
tho present week, owing to the ab
sence of a. large number of senators
In New York In attendance upon th'o
ceremonies over General Grant's tomb.
Consequently no business of Import
ance will be transacted. Probably a
majority of the senators desire to ad
journ from Monday until Thursday and
from Thursday again until Monday
without transacting any business of
general moment and this programme
Is likely to be followed. If the wish of
the Republican members of the finance
committee Is acceded to the tariff bill
will be reported Thursday but it Is
most probable that It will be postponed
until next week. Tho work of prepar
ing for the reorganization of the sen
ate committees will proceed Informally.
Under the arrangement made on Fri
day tho house will transact no busi
ness this week. The house will meet
formally tomorrow and adjourn until
Thursday when an adjournment will
be taken until Monday.
NEGROES QUIT A TOWN.
Masked Whites nt Davis, I. T., Drivo
Out the Colored Population.
Ardmore, I. T April 25. As a result
of the warning given to all the negroes
in the town of Davis, last week, by a
mob of masked white men, not a col
ored man remains In the place. The
federal grand Jury which was called
together by Judge Kllgore, to investi
gate the outrages examined a small
army of witnesses, but reported that It
has been Impossible to identify any of
When it became known that no In
dictments had been returned, the col
ored people hastily quit the town. The
murder of a white man by a negro
was the prellmlnaiy cause of the
trouble at Davy.
EDITOR'S SKULL FRACTURED.
Fatal Assault on M. N. Ilinton, of tho
Albln, Iowa, Progress Defender.
Ottumwa, Iowa, April 25. M. N.
Hlnton, editor of the Progress-Defender,
the Populist organ of Albla,
was ptobably fatally wounded this
morning. Some time ago Hlnton pub
lished an article which displeased a
coal miner named John Jamison, and
he called at the oillce. Hlnton drove
the miner out of the office with a
Jamison met Hlnton on the street
this morning and struck him over the
head with a scantling, His skull Is
AGED MAN'S SUICIDE.
Prof. Donnisou Cut His Throat with
New York, April 25. Prof. J. F.
Dennlson, aged 73 years, attempted
to commit suicide on Saturday at his
home In Haledon, N J. Ho had
grown helpless and sought to relieve
his wife of tho burden 'Of his sup
port. For eighteen years Prof. Dennlson
was principal of the Haledon school,
holding the position until four years
ago, when It was decided to place a
younger mtin In charge of the Institu
tion. Prof. Dennl3on never recovered
from the blow of his dismissal. He
has been 111 lately and on Saturday
ho sent his wife out of the house, os
tensibly to. get medicine for him.
When she returned sho found him ly
ing on the floor half conscious, his
head resting on a hassock that was
covered with blood. Ho hod severed
an artery In his wrist with a razor,
nnd then cut his throat. Ho cannot
TOLD HIS SWEETHEART ALL.
Miss Itnlston Tcstlllcs Against Ken
nedy, the Alleged Train ltobbcr.
Kansas City, Mo April 25. In the
trial of John Kennedy, tho reputed
leader In tho Blue put train robbery,
Miss Mnggle Ralston was called. She
comes from the- Crcckerneck district,
nnd Is a sister-in-law of Frank James.
Miss Ralston was a favorite of'the ac
cused robber. She testified that a few
days after the last robbery Kennedy
told her ho had $32,000. This last rob
bery was committed on Christmas eve.
The day after Christmas Miss Ralston
said she met Kennedy In Independence,
Mo., nnd he said: "We got 'era again,"
and described the robbery minutely.
During this testimony Kennedy's at
titude was defiant, and he frequently
declared that the witness falsified.
KILLED BY TROLLEY.
Traction Roads Arc Responsible for
Three Deaths That Occurred In
Pittsburg, Pa., April 23. The traction
roads are responsible for three deaths
In this city today.
Early this morning John R. McKel
vy, aged 27, son of John II. McKelvy,
late president of the AVhlte Lead Trust,
wos killed by a Consolidated traction
car on Forbes street near Pride. It Is
supposed McKelvy In crossing the
jUreet miscalculated the distance, or
the speed of the car and was run down.
He was dragged 200 feet and horribly
mangled. Thcie being no Jackscrew on
the car It was nearly thirty minutes
before the victim could be released.
Mr. McKelvy was manager of the Arm
strong and McKelvy Lead and Oil
company and was prominent In busi
This afternoon while Christian Wach
ter was driving out Second avenue with
his wife and two children, his horse
doeainc Heightened and jumped In front
of a traction car at Greenfield avenue.
The car struck the vehicle with terrif
ic force. Mrs. Wachter and her two-year-old
babe were killed almost In
stantly. DOLLAR WHEAT IN ST. LOUIS.
Option Breaks ix Six Years'
St. Louis, April 25. May wheat broke
a record of six years' standing yester
day by reaching the dollar mark. Trad
ing In the May option Is very light,
but the price has been around 99 for
several days. Today there was but
one transaction, the sale of 5,000 bush
els at $1 to Chris Martin by P. P. Will
iams. The price was not considered high
In view of the fact that cash wheat
was sold at $1.03. Still tho effect on
tho other options was noticeable.
Shortly after the sale July wheat took
an upward shoot. From the opening
at 81 the price went up as high as
87T4. The boom did not last long, and
the reaction which followed sent the
quotation down to 8282?i, the clos
YOUNG PEOPLE DIE TOGETHER.
Wnkemnn Ilnyncs nnd Lizzie Hudson
Found Poisoned in a Field.
Qulncy, 111,, Atrll 23. Wakeman
Haynes and Lizzie Hudson, aged 23
and 16 years respectively, who eloped
together from Loralne village last Sun
day, were found dead locked In each
other's embrace In a pasture lot two
miles from Loraine this morning. They
had taken strychnine and died to
gether. They were of well known families
and were popular young people of the
FREEDOM THROUGH FIRE.
Hunting of n Jail Allow Il'iro Pris
oners to Escnpe.
Welch, W. Va April 25. The county
all of Wyoming county at Oceana,
burned last night. Five prisoners es
caped In the excltcmen't, and have not
been captured. James Allen, the con
demned murderer, was confined In the
Jail up to a few days ago, when he was
brought to Welch, Just In time to pre
vent his escape from Jail a second time.
It Is stated that a new building much
better than the late one will be built
on the same site.
Hypnotized and Eliumcd.
Slmcoc, Ont., April 23. The man hypno
tized and buried in the ground for three
days, has been disinterred. As tho man
was being brought back to a normal con
dition ho smashed the box ho was In to
pieces. It required, live men to control
him until ho was fully restored to con
sciousness. ClPiucnccnu nud Do Chimay Tight,
Paris, April 23. Tho outcomo of an ar
ticle by St. Clemenceau, In the Echo Do
Paris, was a duel with swords this morn
ing between Clemenceau and Prince Cara
man De Chimay. Roth were wounded
simultaneously. Clemenceau received a
gash In the right arm and the prlnco a
slight scratch on the shoulder.
l'londs Guilty of Murder.
Somerawcrth, N. H., April 23. Joseph
E.. Kelly, harged with the murder of
Cashier Joitph A. Stlekney, of the areat
Falls National bank, of this city, plead
ed, guilty In tho municipal court beforo
Ju'dgo Knapp yesterday.
Only Ono Grnduntc.
Toronto, O,, April 25. The second an
nual commencement of the Empire high
school", threo miles north of here, was
held Friday nlEht, Thero was but one
graduate, Chester E. Mlneslnger, his
theme, being "Our National Perl!."
Detective- 1'ntnlly Wounded.
Detroit,' Mich., April 25,-Charles Ma
honey, a government detective. from nd
Bor, Ont., was shot unci fatally wounded
today while, attempting to capture a pair
of negro robbers at Dcllo River,. Ont. ,
FIGHTING IN THE
HOUSES OF GOD
Over a Priest's Salary In
Joseph's Polish Church.
TWO MEN PLACED UNDER ARREST
In tho Synngoguo of.tho llcttjnmln,
. Abrnhnm nnd Jacob Association, on
1'cnn Avenue, There Was n Lively
TiinscI Over tho Possession of tho
Church Ilooks--An Alleged As
sault Was Commlttcd--Two Ar
rests Wcro Made.
Police officers were summoned to two
houses of worship In this city yester
day to quell disturbances.
In St. Joseph's Polish church In the
North End a row was caused over tho
salary of a priest who was recently as
signed to look after the spiritual wants
of the congregation. A committee was
appointed to agree upon a salary to be
paid and this committee met yesterday
afternoon in the church. Among those
who attended the meeting was John
Ruchanna who was dissatisfied with
tho manner In Which the. committee
was transacting Its business and be
came so boisterous that Special Officer
John Shwocts was asked to eject him
from the building.
Ruchanna resisted desperately the
efforts of the ofllcer to put him out and
was assisted by George Smith. Others
also took sides and a general light
seemed probable when Patrolman John
Johler arrived on the scene and put a
stop to the warfare. Ruchanna and
Shwocts were placed under arrest and
later In tho day were given, a hearing
before Alderman Roberts. They were
nsked to furnish $800 and $500 ball re
spectively for their appearance at a
further hearing to bo held this after
noon when it Is probable that other
warrants will be issued In connection
with yesterday's disturbance.
Two factions of the Benjamin, Jos
eph and Jacob Religious association,
the members of which worship In a
synagogue on Penn avenue, near Mul
berry street, had a hand-to-hand
struggle for the possession, of church
records In the synagogue. The trou
ble Is the result of a contest since
last February over the retention or
releaso of tho Rabbi pastor, Rev.
Nathan Druch. The records are now
In the hands of the -police.
Two men, Simon Hlnerfeld and L.
Ackcrson, were arrested on Informa
tion of J. 'M. Frank,- president of the
association, and beforo Alderman
Millar yesterday each entered ball In
the sum of $300. The charge is as
sault nnd battery and larceny of the
church books. Mr. Frank Is the
leader of the majority side.
Hlnerfeld and Ackcrson, leaders of
the minority, are charged with hav
ing assaulted several- persons, among
whom Is Louis Taren, one of the
church trustees. The trouble has
been brewing for months, and! Is di
rectly caused by a difference of opin
ion over the retention or release of
the church pastor. Rev. Nathan
The term of the minister, Rev. Na
than Druch, expires next May, and
r.s the church is heavily In' debt a
part of the congregation came to the
conclusion that his services might bo
dispensed with for a year or two un
til the mortgages should be lifted. A
meeting was held yesterday afternoon
to di'clde the question, and the vote
stood 22 to 18 In favor of continuing
Those opposed to the project brought
fortli the argument that the by-laws
specify that a minister must be elected
by a two-thirds vote. President Frank
ruled otherwise, and announced that
Rev. Mr. Druch was duly elected min
ister for five years.
Warning was given that an effort
would be made yesterday by the min
ority side to obtain possession of the
church books. To prevent tills Presi
dent Frank had arranged to have a
police officer nearby and Patrolman
Marker was ordered to watch for any
disturbance. Patrolman Marker was
stationed at the corner of Penn ave
nue and Mulberry street.
TOLD HIM HE COULD GO.
About 4 o'clock a man. approached
Patrolman Marker telling him that
there was no trouble and that he could
go. At tho very time this Information
was given L. Ackcrson and others
were, according to President Frank,
preparing for a struggle for tho books.
Ackersou went to the church Janitor
nnd t'.sked for the key to the room.
He stated that they wanted It down
nt the church. The janitor surrendered
the key and with it Ackerson re-entered
the church and locked the door on
the Inside. Thus, without the knowl
edge of the thirty or forty men In the
room all means of exit except by way
of the cellar door had been cut off.
The meeting at which nothing of Im
portance was accomplished closed
promptly at 4 o'clock and President
Frank prepared to leave. He antici
pated trouble so ho handed the book1!
to the church secretary, N. Bloch.
The meeting was scarcely adjourned
when eight or ten men of the minor
ity side, who had been seated in the
rear of the church, rushed forward
with a cry to 'Uako the books." Bloch,
the secretary, called his friends about
him, anil handing the precious books
to tho strongest man In the party,
they made a determined effort to re
sist the Ackerson crowd.
In tho struggle the hooks were badly
torn, Finally the disturbance sub
sided of Its own accord, tho majority
party retaining tho records. Mean
While some of tho persons In the
church had tried the front door and
had found it locked. Here the ex
citement was at .fever height.
WANTED TO GET OUT.
While tho strong men of the congre
gation were fighting It out near the
church pulpit the weaker-hearted
were pounding the door and clamoring
for .tho open air. - It was at the door
that Ackerson l said to have com
mitted the assault. Faren, the trus
tee, "was ono of those who was making
a Spartan effort to retreat and Ack
erson Jumped upon him and beat him.
Continued on Pago 7.J
HOUSE STOLEN IN A NIQHT.
When Morning Cnmo There Was
Nothing Left but tho Cellar.
New Haven, Conn., April 25. The
theft of an entire dwelling house wns
reported to the police to-day. When
John and Ann Casslon returned last
night the house was stnndlng In Put
nam street, near Water street. This
morning there was nothing left ex
cept tho cellar. The property was
recently condemned In order to carry
out an extension of Unlorf avenue. The
city allowed J2.C00 for the house, but
the Casslons have not received the
money, as It Is Involved In a lawsuit.
It seems that the residents of the
neighborhood, however, got the Idea
that the house belonged to the city.
It was only worth a few hundred dol
lars, and, as they needed It for kin
dling wood, they made a combined at
tack upon It last night and carried
every board, shingle nnd rafter away.
The city officials say that they will
prosecute every person who took part
In tho theft of the house.
The Louisiana Levees Are Severely
TaxedRiver Breaks Over the Em
bankment at Ottumwa.
Memphis, Tenn., April 25. Tills has
been a rainy nnd threatening Sabbath
In the lower delta country and the
Louisiana levees are being taxed, to tho
utmost. At Natchez the river gauge
shows a rlf.e during the last twenty
four hours of one-tenth of it foot.
Showers have prevailed In this section
all day and tonight a steady down
pour Is reported. The levees nre soft
nnd mushy and with a continued pre
cipitation It Is feared that the embank
ment will give way. A telegram from
Clayton, La., received tonight, states
that the Tensas river has risen over
one foot since last night and the swift
stream Is full of heavy drifts. The
back water from the Ulggs Crevasse
Is showing itself near Vldall nnd It
will Inundate many acres of rich land
In that section.
At Greenville the river fell two
tenths of a foot In twenty-four hours.
Light showers prevailed nil day and
the weather tonight is warm and un
settled. At Memphis a fall of one
tenth' of a foot Is reported. The river
at Cairo Is falling at an Increased rate.
The big steam has dropped nine-tenths
of a foot since last night and tho
guage now reads 42.7, or 2.7 feet above
the danger line.
Rain Is falling at Cairo tonight and
tho weather Is somewhat cooler.
Ottumwa, Iowa, April 25. The river
broke over tho levees last nisht and
Hooded the bottoms, carrying several
houses down stream. Today In some
places the water Is above the llrst story.
One Burlington main line track Is Im
passable and hundreds of men are at
work attempting to prevent damage to
the other line. The situation Is critical
but It is not believed that the Burling
ton will keep the main line open. Tho
Wabash and Milwaukee, tracks are
gone here for a distance of 200 feet and
both roads are tied up. The Rock
T-land has milts of track under water.
No attempt Is being made to run trains.
The river was rising slowly tonight.
Engineer nnd Firemen Arc Injured.
No Pnsscngcrs Hurt.
Charlotte, N. C, April 25. Southern
vestibule train No. 38, northbound, was
derailed two and one-half miles north
of Blacksburg, S. C, at 7.15 o'clock
tonight. The engine, postal, baggage
and express cars, the combination pas
senger coach and the front trucks of
the llrst sleeper were thrown from the
Engineer Pettus and Fireman Slg
man were Injured but neither was fa
tally hurt. No passengers were In
jured. Collecting Evidence.
Somersworth, N. II., April 23. Tho room
in Berwick of Joseph Kelloy.the confessed
murderer of Cashier Stlekney, of the Great
Falls National bank, was searched to
night, and In it were found the keys of
tho Great Falls National bank, which
were taken from Cashier Stlclcney's pock
et by Kelley at tho time of the murder.
The keys were on a common wire ring,
together with a brass tag, on each sldo
of which was engraved the name of J. A.
Stlekney. In the corner of thn room the.
olllcers discovered a white shirt, on tho
sleevo of which wero small blood spots.
All Quiet nt Alexandria.
Alexandria, Va., April 25 The excite
ment of last night growing out of the aen
satlonnl reports that the negroes would
attack tho city as a revenge for tho lynch
ing of McCoy Friday night, had entirely
subsided today. In a few places tho peo
ple, gathered in small crowds to discuss
tho doings of last night, but thero was
Tho Herald's Wcnthcr Forecast.
New York, April 20. In the Middle
States today partly cloudy weather will
prevail, preceded on tho coar.ts by local
rain, with brisk and fresh variable winds,
becoming mostly northerly and westerly,
followed by clearing In the afternoon. On
Tuesday, clear weather will prevail, with
rising temperature and fresh to light
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Powers Will End the War In
lighting in Churches.
Conference of the National Democracy.
Mr. Dlngley on tho Tariff.
2 State Keator Ballot Bill to Be Pushed
by the House of Ileprescntatlves.
Insurance Agent Under Arrest.
3 Sport Scranton Base Ball Gossip,
U. of I. Runners Victorious.
C Story "The Blue Laboratory."
C Local Bev. Dr. Dixon's Sermon to tho
Sentenco Day In Court.
7 Local Thirteenth Regiment Leaves
for New York This Morntng.
Piled Ties on tho Track.
Safo Crackers at Work,
5 Local West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lacknw&nna County News,
10 Neighboring County Happenlnga--Flnanctal
Chairman of Ways and
Means Committee Is '
BUSINESS IS IMPROVING
But Will Be Injured by Flood
of Free Importations.
Enormous Quantities of Foreign
Goods Thnt Aro Pouring Into tho
Country nt tho Present Timo Can
not Fail to Effect the MarketsThe
Tariff Will Probnbly Unsettle Busi
ness for a Time, but Will Assist in
tho Ilcvivnl When Put Into Effect.
Return to Prosperity Always Slow.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Washington, April 25. Members of
congress and others are receiving let
ters from various parts of the country
Indicating some impatience on the part
of certain people, because the prosper
ity which was promised us a result of
the election of a Republican congress
and president has not already made It
"I do not think It possible," said
Chairman Dlngley, of the ways and
means committee, talking upon this
subject, "that any considerable num
ber of people of the United States have '
any such thought. Of course the en
emy Is doing what It can to foster that
Idea but It Is so entirely unreasonable
that I cannot believe that anybody
who gives the matter a moment's
thought, can suppose Lt Justifiable."
"What has been done?" continued
Mr. Dlngley. "To be mire they depos
ited their ballots In favor of the Re
publican party and Its protective the
ory In November, the president whom,
they Elected has becn inaugurated,
and one branch of congress has passed
the tariff bill. But that cannot possi
bly have any effect In the way of im
proving the situation, so far as relates
to the manufacturing industries of the
country or the other Industries which
would be affected by their improve
"Rather the reverse, would lt not,
"Momentarily, yes. The fact that a
new tariff measure Is pending and that
It proposes to Increase the rates of
duty on many articles has the effect of
temporarily unsettling the business
operations of the manufacturers.
Prices are based, of course, to a certain,
extent upon those named by foreign
manufacturers who invade the mar
ket, and our own manufacturers are
uncertain as to what they will them
selves have to pay for such raw ma
terial as they will Import for use in
least, the tendency of a new tariff law
goes Into effect. In that particular at
least, the pendency of a new tariff law
unsettles the business operations of the
manufacturers In .the county and makes
It Impossible for them to make con
tracts or push their business. The
greatest Injury to the business, how
ever, lies In the fact that such enor
mous quantities of foreign goods are
being Imported and forced upon the,
BUSINESS HAS IMPROVED.
"Of course, I do not mean," con
tinued Mr. Dlngley, 'Hhat the moral
effect of the election which Insured!
the stability of our currency and as
sured the people that they are to have
the protection which once gave therm
prosperity, failed to have an immed
iate effect In some degree. I think It
Is generally conceded that business
did Improve and has Improved slnca
this assurance was given, but it Is
not reasonable to expect that the Im
provement resulting from Increased;
manufactures and the consequently In
creased business for those affected by
their activity, can be felt before tho
bill becomes a law, or even Immed
iately afterward. Improvement In
business always comes slowly. A bus
iness depression may occur In a day
but Improvement never comes sud
denly. Certainly lt cannot be expect
ed that lt will be so In this case, when
it U temembered that practically a
year's stock of good3 will have been
brought Into the country from abroad
before the tariff bill becomes a law."
"A year's stock, Mr. Dlngley?"
"In many cases nt least, yes. That
may seem like a broad assertion, but
very few people realize, I think, the
enormous quantity of goods being now.
brought In, and which have come In In
tho past few months. The customa
receipts upon dutiable goods alona
have doubled, and if you will oxamlno
the reports of the Importations of non
dutiable goods you will find that
they have Increased enormously, I ob
serve by a paragraph In a recent num
ber of a Boston paper that fourteen
vesuis laden with wool arrived in that
city In one day 'last week. When you
remember that the bill has yet to bo
considered bj; the full senate commit
tee, by the senate where thero Is un
limited debate, and by a conference
comm'ttee, lt Is apparent that weeka
pnd probably months must yet elapse
before It gets upon the statute books
and Into operation. I hope, however,
to see It a law by July 1st. During all
this mean time I suppose the flood of
foulgn Importations will continue to
a greater or less extent, as many of
tho Importers had ordered goods prior
to April 1st, and will continue to bring
them in. This Is especially true with
reference to wool, which Is Imported
In great quantities at this season of
"These facts," continued Mr. Dlng
ley, In conclusion, "ought to show peo
ple who stop to consider them the Im
possibility of business Improvement so
.Continued on Pago 9.