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SCB ANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1897.
Russia's Course in Forc
ing a Truce Has a
GERMAN INFLUENCE WANES
A Statement from the Turkish
It Is Admitted Tlmt the Porte May
Modify I tM Di'iimitiN us Regards I II -drmiiity
anil the t'i"siin ofi'lio.-snly--It
Position Regarding tho
Aliolition of tho Capitulation De
clared to lie. I'lisliuKcnlilo-Aii
Armistice in force at Ltiiuin.
Constantinople, Mny 19. TIip tele
gram of tho Cznr uppenllng to th- Sul
t in to cvn.se liimtilitli'H against Jreo-,
v 'in h wis couched In tin most friendly
t 'in-;, is ii-gnrdid as being very slg
! Iin ..nt. us Hht'WiiiK the ptlflllr ttlten
ti. 'i- nf the I'r.ir. whll It In also pu
Ji n .illy inip'irtnnt In the direction nt
tii kinsr German Inlluence nt the VII
c1.! iiiilti, which Intluenco has oon
h i r.iMy Ini-P-ns-d since the ovtlircn.lt
c ; ih. war with Orecd1. The nrtlon of
tli .ir ban hud a marked linpicssl'Hi
ui m ih" Turkish Bverniiient, which
I- iii-i'iuly showing a more conciliatory
di.-i.sitlon, promising the conclusion
(I ;in equitable peace.
n nillclnl of the Turkish foreign f
f . in an lnten lew today, after dwell
liit; upon the provocative attitude of
G and the earnest efforts made liy
Tmki y to prevent war, suld:
'inning the month's war Turkey bus
'iti' i"d serious loss in life and money,
mi 1 the pence conditions cannot hut l
1 ;. n ileil at. moderate and aa wholly
jii.iln'd. Ntverthi'leuc, the govern
ni. n( is prtisilily prepared to modify
1i i!i mnnds In regard to he indemnity
old ihe urslen of Thessaly. In view
) the Ktnkl'ttpt ciindltliiii of Greece,
;md as a proof of its pacllle desires.
"In regard to the abolition of the
i nidations, it Is Impossible for the
.vciiimer't In the lnterctrts of the
country, to make any modifications.
Even Servla and Kou mania, in every
p. use the superiors of Greece, have not
this-v privileges and, therefore, Greece
cannot bo allowed to retain exceptional
lights which she has so scandalously
abused. It Is confidently hoped there
f ire that Europe will have suillclent
sense of Justice not to press Turkey.
Vpon thlr point she Is determined not
to yield, and should Europe .attempt to
Impose .such a sacrifice by force of
arms the situation created would be
most detrimental to general pence. The
Turkish population would Inevitably
Kieraie excited by such Justice, the
tro.-rnment could net hold itself re
oponilble fur the grave consequences
which would follow, nnd the Powers
would In the end, undoubtedly have
cause to deplore deeply the result of
AN ARMISTICE IN FORCE.
Hostilities Suspended Germany
Joins in the Demand.
Athens, May 19. A dispatch received
here from Lumlu, dated 10 o'clock this
morning, announces that the white ling
has been hoisted between the armies of
Greece and Turkey nnd that Crown
Prince Constantine has been authorized
to suspend hostilities with' the view
of concluding arrangements for an ar
mistice. A panic prevailed at Lamia owing to
tlio report that the criminals will be
released from the Jails, while the arri
val of the troops during the night In
creased the general feeling of terror.
The army of the Crown Prince has
reformed on the Othrys Mountains nnd
will be reinforced by General Smolen
Bkl's brigade and tho troops dispatched
to the front from Athens yesterday.
The minister of the Interior, M. Theo
tokis, has gone to SI. Nils.
The communication delivered from
the Turkish to the Greek commander nt
Artn, which followed the raising of tho
Hag of trueo by the former, was in
Turkish and ran as follows:
"On condition that no Greek soldier
belonging to any army of the service
remains on territory of the Ottoman
empire, wo have orders that an armis
tice shall bo concluded on sea and land,
with a view of arriving at an under
standing. "(Signed) Yussuf,
"Chief of Staff."
The Greek commander wired here
for Instructions and the government
"Wo authorize you to suspend hos
tilities in order to duscuss the condi
tions of an armistice."
Tho government, In notifying tho
Envoys of .the powers as to this pro
posal, said that as Greece had Intrust
ed her Interests to the powers, it was
for them to negotiate the conditions
of un understanding.
After hoisting the flag of truce at
Arta yesterday afternoon a deputation
of Turkish oillcers appeared on tho
frontier, at tho brtdgo over the niver
Arta (Arachthos), to negotiate with
Colonel Manos for an armistice,
London, May 19. A dispatch to tho
Dally Chronicle from Athens says; "It
Is olllclally stated that Germany has
Instructed her ambassador at Constan
tinople to request tho Porte to grant a
fortnight's armistice, which, It is un
derstood, was signed at 7 o'clock this
BANK MESSENQER MISSING.
Albert M. King nnd Twuntv Thousand
Dollars Hnve Disappeared.
Boston, May 19. Albert M. King, tho
13-year-old messenger of tho Boyleston
National bank, Is missing, together
with about $20,000 in cash and a $10,-
000 United 'Statrs certificate not ne
gotiable except between banks. King
started for the clenrlng house nt 10.15
o'clock this morning: to settlo the bnl
nnco existing there ngnlnst the bank,
and on the way, nccotdlng to instruc
tions, transacted other business, in
volving something like $45,000. As he
(ild not return to the bank by 1 o'clock
the offliioli grew nnxious and made
i seurcli for the messenger, beside no
tifying thu police, but up lo tlio pres
ent ho.ir, they linvo been unable to
ascertain (lis whereuboitts.
King has ben employed nt tlio Hoyls
ton bank about two years, coming
highly lecoinmended, and his honesty
was never questioned. He hns carried
as much ns $100,000 of the bunk's money
at ii tlmo on previous occasions, and
has never lost a dollar. He lived with
his father, who Is employed by the
South End National bank.
Preparation1- lor the Entertainment
nrViiitor nt Philadelphia June 1.
1 hlhdelphln, May ID. The olllclnl
programme for conducting the busi
ness of the big international coninmr
clal ((inference and the entertainment
of the visiting delegates to be held in
this city, commencing June 1, was de
cided upon today by Hie directors of
the Commerclnl Museum. It provides
for the business meetings and the con
sideration of various International
questions which will come up for ills-cm-slon,
in addition to which a plan
has been outlined to show the foreign
ers various points of Interest within the
city. Tho business of the conference
will continue for three days. The pro
gramme contemplates the presence of
President McKinley and members of
his cabinet In tlio city on June 2. The
president has been Invited to prealJ"
ovir a getural meeting In the Academv
of MubIi on the afternoon of tint day.
In the evening a banquet will be held
at the Hi ursc with covers for 1.J00.
President McKinley has Ixsen asked to
preside and Invitations have been ac
cepted by the cabinet officer", many of
the foreign ministers, the mayor? of
many of the large cities nnd about 250
delegates from various commercial
bodies all over the 1'nltcd Stntes In ad
dition to tlfly or more delegates from
South American countries. At the con
clusion of the conference th" foreign
delegates will visit many of the large
cities in a body, traveling on a special
train. The program at at present out
lined provides for visits to Washing
ton, l'.altimore. New York. Boston,
Providence, Fnll Rlvvr, Pittsburg,
Cleveland. Cincinnati, Louisville, Nash
ville, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis
and other cities. In each of these cit
ies the foreigners w 111 be entertained
by local commercial bodies. This tour
which will last until July 15. Is ex
pected to be much more Important In
results than th Pan-American tour of
a few ycius ago.
FIRE IN JERSEY CITY.
Sixty Families Made Homeless Prop
erty Worth $100,000 Laid
New York, May 19. Fire in Jersey
City early this morning destroyed
property worth $100,000, and made
sixty families homeless. Shortly be
fore 1.30 o'clock ilnmes burst from the
windows nnd roof of Frederick W.
Payne's furniture store, occupying a
four story brick building nt Newark
avenue and First street.
The lire wus not under control un
til nearly C o'clock. At 11 o'clock this
morning the walls of the Payne fell,
Injuring several persons. Tho princi
pal losses are those of Frederick Payne,
$40,000, and of the burned out tenants,
GOMPERS ON THE SCENE.
President of the American I'edorn
tion of Labor in New York.
New York, May 19. Samuel Gomp
ers, president of the American Feder
ation of Labor, reached this city this
afternoon from Chlcngo, for the pur
pose of taking part in the conference
between the striking tailors and thp
hisses, the contractors and Incidentally
the manufacturers. He said that strikes
in the clothing trade must of neces
sity recur and will be periodical until
the sweat shops are abolished.
He came here principally, ho said,
to have n conference with the labor
rrr-n and to take an active part in the
strike. The strikers will hold a pub
lic mass meeting In Union Square on
CLARKE IN COLORADO.
Missing Bridgeport Hunk Cashier Lo
cated by n Letter.
Bridgeport, O., May 19. Harry M.
Clarke, tho ml&slng cashier of the First
National' bank, has been located In
Colorado' Springs by a letter written
to a clerk In the bank. It la now prac
tically settled that he was several
thousand, dollars short, although ho
covered It by checking out of thu
bank when he had no funds deposited.
This Is, merely a breach of trust, as
the bank directors permitted him to
draw for small amounts ahead of his
talary. Maud Nicholson, the woman
in the case, Is with her brother In
Wants Protection Iroin Witchcraft.
Hagerstown, Md May 10. Isaac Simon,
n niisslan merchant, has applied to Mayor
Keedy, of Hagcrstown, for protection
from the alleged witchcraft of a fellow
countryman named Soloman Baltznian.
Simon says that every morning early ho
finds salt on his door and pavement and
I afraid that some morning ho will not
be able to open his store on account of
the charm. He Is also afraid that his wlfo
will bo spirited away. She Is a good-looking
Boulogne, May 19. Arrived: Spanrndam,
New York for Rotterdam. Rotterdam
Sailed! Obdam. New York. Southamp
ton, May 19. Sailed: ' Lalin, from Ilra
mer, New York. Quecnstown Arrived:
Wacsland, Philadelphia for Liverpool!
Servla, Now York for Liverpool. South
amptonArrived: St. Louis, New York.
New York Sailed: Paris, Southampton;
Teutonic, Liverpool; Frlcslaiid, Antwerp.
Public Hulldlnc for Altonnn.
Washlncton, May 19, Tho senute today
passed the bill appropriating 1123,000 for a
publlo building at Altoona,
ON CUBAN QUESTION
Hoi Shot from Senators Forakcr, Can
non and Lindsay.
AN ARRAIGNMENT OF SPAIN
Mr. Vest Wants to Know Why Amer
ican Consuls nt 1'oroigu Posts
llavo Not Ilcnn Protected by Wnr-hips-Sunittor
I'orukcr .Makes His
First Speech of Importance During
Washington, May 19. Another stir
ring debate on Cuba occurred In the
senate toda.v. It was of the give and
take order, with sharp parliamentary
fencing. The main speeches of the day
were made by Senators Forakcr, of
Ohio; Cannon, Utah; Llndf-ay, Ken
tucky, a, id Hoar, of Massachusetts. It
was the 111 st speech of any length made
by Mr. Foraker since he entered the
senate and in addition to this tho Ohio
3. n. ronAKun.
senator Is oim of tho Cuba sub-committee
of the committee on foreign re
lations. He spoke In favor of a refer
ence to the resolution to the commit
tee but on the general question declar
ed his purpose of supporting tho reso
lution recognizing Cuban belligerency
when It should be reported by tho
committee. Mr. Cannon was bitter In
his denunciation of Spanish atrocity,
characterizing the captain-general of
Cuba as "that mad dog Weyler." Mr.
Limit ,iy declared If tho Information
furnished by United States consuls
was so shocking as to subject them to
danger of ussasslnatlon if their names
were disclosed, it was time to send wii
ships to Cuba and to terminate all
diplomatic relations with that country.
It was developed In the course of a
colloquy between Senators Foraker,
Morgan and Vest, that the state de
partment had withheld the names of
United States consuls reporting on the
serious condition of affairs In Cuba
because It might lead to their massa
cre. Mr. Vest declared that this pre
sented the mint &erious phase cf tho
subject and it was time to protect our
ofllclals with wurships If their person
al safety was threatened for making
rei-orts to their government.
No action on the resolution was tak
en, but Mr. Morgan said he hoped to
secure a vote tomorrow on Mr. Hale's
motion to refer. Ho desired to do this,
ho said, In order that the Cuban reso
lution might not antagonize the tariff
bill on Monday. After some objections
the senate derldtd to adjourn from to
morrow until Monday.
Early in the day a number of blll3
on the calendar mainly private, were
Mil, VEST WANTS INFORMATION.
When the debate began, Mr. Vest,
of Missouri, said he had seen state
ments to the effect that three members
of the commltteo on foreign relations
had visited tho state department and
had had ncccss to the evidence furn
ished by United States consuls. This
evidence had never been laid before
the senate. Nothing had ever been re
ceived as to Consul General Lee's
views on tho situation. Why was it,
he asked, that the threo senators had
this Information and the senato did
not have It.
Mr. Morgan nnswered that three sen
ate! s on the committee had been sent
as a sub-committee to tho president
nnd secretary of state to confer on
the Cuban subject. They had received
certain information, and the Injunc
tion was laid upon them that the name
of General Leo was not to be used In
connection with tho Information; that
the substance of the Information could
be used, without names and places,
from which it originated, "The reason
given for this," added Mr. Morgan,
"was tho fear that tho ofllclals who
gave the Information would bo mas
sacred. Another reason was that wo
had no war vessels ready to meet the
outbreaks of vicious people, ready to
"Now we come to the serious ques
tion," said Mr. Vest lmpreeslvely, "Has
the government sent gunboats to seo
that our consular officials aro protect
ed? Must wo be told that they must
be assassinated if their names are giv
en? This la the serious question."
"There was much interest manifest
ed when Mr. Foraker, of Ohio, rose to
MR. FORAKER'S SPEECH.
"I want to say at itha outset," he
announced, "that I will vote for this
resolution, or some resolution llko It."
In adopting tho resolution, the senate
should act strictly In accordance with
international law. There could be no
question of recognizing the Independ
ence of Cuba but no ono claimed thut
Independence existed," "Intervention
was also out of the question," Mr. For
aker deolared, for reasons which he
proceeded to explain. The explanation
being an announcement of a fact hith
erto unknown, created a sensation. He
"In spite of the limitations which are
Imposed upon me, I feel at liberty to
state that mediation has been tendered
by this government and1 has been re
jected by Spain. As long ago as April
17, 1890, Secretary OIney addressed a
1 noto to tho Spanish government
through Its minister resident In Wash
ington a communication which I hold
In my hand, of considerable length, of
very grent ability In which he pointed
out the then condition of nffnlrs In
Cuba, nnd certain practices which It
was de.lrablo should cense, nnd of
fered tho good offices of tin United
States to bring about a settlement
such as could be 1!!!" consistently
with the dignity and honor of Hpaln."
Mr. Foraker reod a sentence from
Spain's reply to the proiosltton ns fol
lows: "There is no effectual way to
pacify tho Cubans except upon the
condition that they first submit to the
Thnt, he said, wns the end of this
country' effort for mediation. Tho re
cords shows, he continued, that tho
purpose of our government In her Inter
vention was to secure peace by menns
consistent with the honor, dignity and
the continued sovereignty of Spanish
government In Cuba,
"Having rejected this proposition,"
Mr. Foraker asked, "la It reasonable to
suppose that nh would now ontertain
a proposition to abdicate entirely?"
Mr. Forakcr contended that Spain's
iccord In tho last lebelllon ns well as
In the present, was not such as to en
coutngo the hope of tho favorable ac
ceptance of 'iiny proposition that might
be mado by the government of the
United State. Discussing the Morgan
resolution on Its merits, Mr. Foraker
said that direct Intervention was a bet
ter, and more Christlan-lIke way thnn
the adoption of the resolution. He
would say to Spain "In the name of
civilization and humanity, as well ns
In tho Interest of our commerce, you
must come to a stop nnd you must do
so Immediately." This declaration
brought out a burst of applause from
tho galleries which was promptly
checked by tho chair.
AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER.
The resolution tinder consideration
did not go so far an this. It was a.
mistake To sup pom Its adoption meant
war between tho United States and
Spain. Cuba has no right to nk the
United States for this Intervention,
nor Spuin to object to It. Mr. Foraker
then read n letter written by Secretary
Olnoy a year ago to Minister Dupuy
Do Lome, of Spain, which the senator
said had not heretofore been printed.
In this letter Mr. OIney stated to tho
mlnlj-ler thnt the lalter's hopea of a
termination of the insurrection had
been completely destroyed. The insur
gents under arms had Increased two
fold to three-fold. They were well
supplied with aims. In short it can
hardly be questioned, Mr. OIney wrote,
that the Insurrection Is more formid
able than ever.
Mr. Forakcr also read from an ofllclal
communication just received showing
tho power of the Insurgent army today.
The letter stated that in the districts
which General Weyler declared were
pacified there are more insurgents un
der arms than the:c wi.ro eleven
months ago, having troops to the num
ber of 40,000 armed with repeating rl
Ils. In pursuance of a fixed policy, the
Insurgents avoided pitched buttles. Tha
writer asserted that tho war would
drag along with the result of untold
suffering and the murder of men, wo
men and children.
Mr. Foraker admitted that if Cuba
was a country with which the United
States had no transactions, there would
be no cause for It to take notice of
tho Insurrection, but all authorities
agreed that it was our right and duty
to act "seasonably" under these cir
cumstances. In support of the conten
tion Mr. Foraker read again from Sec
retary Olney's letter, that the Ameri
can people had an Interest In any
struggle for freer political Institutions,
but especially In a struggle raging al
most In sight of 'our shores, marked
by bitterness and excesses on both
sides, making no discrimination be
tween belligerents and neutrals, impov
erishing and stoning many Ameri
cans. The interest of the United States
according to Secretary OIney, was next
only to that of Spain. Tho whole con
troversy Mr. Foraker asserted was
united on the point of expediency of
It was time, Mr. Foraker said, In
conclusion, that the United States
ceased policing her shores In tho In
terest of Spain. It was tlmo to end
this quasl-copartnershlp In n brutal and
hellish war, and for his part no voto
or act would continue this unholy al
liance. There were evidences of a demonstra
tion in tho galleries ns Mr. Foraker
closed, but these, were quickly checked
by tho presiding officer.
STEEL WORKERS MEET.
A Long Discussion Is Anticipated
Over tho Puddling Unto.
Detroit, Mich., May 19 Today's meet
ing of tho Amalgamated Iron and Steel
Workers adjourned early so as to al
low the commltteo time to work. A
long discussion Is anticipated over tho
puddling rate, which has been $1.50 per
ton the past year. Three Pittsburg
mills a month ago cut tho puddling
rate DO cents a ton; a strike followed
and these companies withdrew from
their agreement with tho Amalgamated
and employed non-union men. Tho
printed report of the wage committee
Is expected from Pittsburg today. Tho
wage committee of tho tin plate nnd
sheet metal workers recommends that
congress bo urged to restore tho 15
per cent, reduction made in tho tariff
on black plates In the Wilson bill. Pres
ident Garland says the senate shows
too much disposition to cater to the
big concerns like the Standard Oil
company and big packers In allowing a
rebate on tin plate which Is Jmported
for canning purposes and then used for
export. If this rebate were not al
lowed, at least five thousand men would
find employment at good wages, ho
said, while there would be work for
many more thousands through the va
rious channels of business which would
become directly and indirectly inter
ested. Killed by Cnunibnls.
San Francisco, May 19. The brlgantlno
Galilee, which arrived yesterday from Ta
hiti, brought confirmation of tho nows
that a young Englishman named Ltchton
steln had been killed by cannibals on tho
Santo. Cruz Islands. Nothing Is known of
tho Identity of tho missionary who was
killed and eaten at the samo time.
Served Snipe Out of Season,
Akron, O,, May 19. Landlord W. E.
Pence, of tho Hotel Huchtel, Is under ar
rest for serving snipe out of ecason at tho
Akron club's banquet. Qame wardens say
they will subpoena every guest at tho
banquet as witnesses If he flb'ljts tho case.
THE ODD FELLOWS
The Grand Lodge Officials Enjoy the
W. GAYLORD THOMAS GRAND MASTER
Other Oillcers l'.lected at tlio Sessions
Yesterday--Wilkes-Hurrc Is Select
ed ns the Next .fleeting Place liy u
Vote of I l'-i to HC.l-.ltobckuh Assem
bly .Spends tho Dny in Passing
Wllllnmsport, May 19. The Pennsyl
vania Odd Fellows are having very
pleasant weather for their big conven
tion in this city, and that they are en
joying their sojourn goes without say
ing. Every visitor here Is delighted
with this beautiful city nnd Its pic
Mayor Munsel today arranged nn ex
cursion up the liver for the visitors
and one hundred grand lodge members
nnd twenty-live Rebekalis left on the
Doom company's steamer at 2.60 p. in.,
for a visit to the booms.
At fi j). in, the mayor tuok the grand
lodge .oillcers and grand encampment
oillcers for n drive around Vallamount
Thin morning tho new ofllcers were
announced ns follows: W. Gaylord
Thomas, of Scranton. grand master;
Samuel Mclveever, Philadelphia, doputy
grand master: Esau Loomls, West
Chester, grand warden; James B. Nich
olson, Philadelphia, grand secrvtary;
M. Richards Muckle, Philadelphia,
grand trensurer; F. M. Rea. Philadel
phia, and Robert E. Wright, Allen
town, grand representatives.
This afternoon occurred the selection
of a place of meeting for next year.
WIlkes-Harre, Harrlsbuxg, Huntingdon,
Allentown, Philadelphia nnd New Cas
tle were placed In nomination. An In
formal ballot narrow the contest to
Wllkes-Harre and Hnrrlsburg. The
second ballot resulted In the choice of
WIIkes-Rarre by a voto of 412 to 3C1.
After considerable debate the per
capita tax was- fixed at eleven cents
Tho Rebekah assembly spent tho day
In discussing resolutions and decisions
of the grand sovereign lodge.
Tonight both lodges were occupied
In the exemplification of the unwritten
work of the order.
The conventions will likely adjourn
MRS. M'CONNELL WANTS A DIVORCE.
Sho Tolls Her Reasons in Itnthrr
Chicago, III., May 19. Ella. D. Mc
Connell wants a divorce from her hus
band, Edward D. McConnell, a special
examiner of pensions for the United
States, who draws a salary of $250 a
month. They were married at Phila
delphia In 18S2 and left there In 1895.
Mrs. McConnell says her husband has
expressed a. wish that his wlfo were
a corpse, and that he has threatened
to send her to Kankakee.
Mrs. McConnell avers that her hus
band has deserted her and that she has
been obliged to support herself and
children, owing to the failure of her
husband to properly provide for her.
MUST PAY FOR THE NEW MOTOR.
New York Alderman Opposes Trnc
tion Company's Clinugc.
New York, May 19. Alderman Hall,
at a meeting of the board of aldermen
today, offered a resolution providing
that tho Metropolitan Traction com
pany shall not chnnge the motive pow
er on tho Sixth and Eighth avenue rail
roads without the consent of the board.
Mr. Hall said that it had been stated
that the change would mean a saving
of $000,000 a year for tho company, and
if that is true tho city ought to benefit
by that saving,
OSCAR WILDE FREE.
Ho Wns Tnkcn to llollowuy Prison to
Ho Released This Morning.
London, May 19. Oscar Wilde was
secretly removed from tho Reading jail
last night and taken to Holloway pris
on, from which he will be released to
morrow morning. Ho traveled from
one jail to the other in the clothes he
were when he was sentenced.
His personal appearance Is unaltered.
He looked distingue, attractive nnd
healthy. He seemed perfectly rational,
though It Is believed that ho needs rest
to re-establish his mental powers.
COLORED CADET FAILS TO PASS.
Hut Ho Will lie Given n Re-cxiiinina-tion
Annapolis, Md May 19. John Wil
liam Smith, the colored appointee to a
cadetship In tho Naval academy from
Illinois, concluded his examinations for
admission today and failed.
In English studies three of his re
plies -were wrong, but he will bo given
a re-oxamlnatlon. In order to be ad
mitted he will havo to pass a physical
examination. Smith made a good rec
ord In the publlo schooU of Chicago,
COULD NOT UNLOCK THE SAFE.
When Experts Opened It n Robbery
Wilmington, Del., May 19. Manager
J. L. AVillls, of the Clayton house, was
unablo today to unlock tho largo safe
of tho hotel in which was kept consid
erable money, somo Jewelry and two
Experts worked all this evening on
tho tafo and when It was finally open
ed $130 In money was missing. William
Neff, tho night clerk of tho hotel, has
FORTUNE TURNED HER HEAD.
A Woman Commits Sulcido Ilccnusc
Sho Ilccaino Wcnlthy,
Chester, N. II., May 19. Miss Laura
E. Currier, 33 years of age, a member
of a prominent family of this place,
was found drowned In a swamp near
She liad recently fallen heir to a
fortune, und tho sudden Increase of
wealth, It Is Bald, turned her head.
STOLE A RICH MAN'S BODY.
Tho UemnliiR at William H. Ladd
Tnkou from the Grave.
rportland, Ore., May 19. Tho body of
William S. Ladd, the Portland million
aire, who died In this city In January,
1893. has been stolen from Its resting
place In Rlvervlew cemetery nnd Is now
In tho hands of unknown persons.
The discovery wns made this morn
ing by nn employes of the Cemetery
association, who, In making his usual
rounds, discovered that the grave of
tho deceased millionaire hnd been dis
turbed, and indications pointed to tho
fact that perhaps the body had been
exhumed. He ut once reported tho
matter to the sexton, who notified the
sons of the deceased man.
Upon opening tho grave and examin
ing the cohin'the body was found to
have been taken. Thus far no clue has
been obtained as to the Identity of tho
grave robberp, and tho only motive
that can bo assigned for the deed Is
the hope of obtaining money for tho re
turn of the body.
In all probability, however, no re
ward will be offered, and the energetic
grave robbers will have their labor for
There had been placed over the grave
only a temporary monument, consist
ing of the usunl board with the Initials
"W. S. L." thereon, as tho marble mon
ument ordered by the family has not
yet been completed.
The Police Gathering Evidence to Locate
Responsibility for an Atrocious
Crime History of Luetgcrt.
Chicago, May 19. The police now feel
certain thnt Mrs. Luetgert met her
death in the little sleeping room ad
joining the office In Luetgert's sausage
factory. Under a vat adjoining the
one In which the gold ring was found,
a large piece of wrapping iaper clotted
with blood was discovered, ns well as
several particles of bone and Hesh. The
mtst startling find, however, was a.
bunch of light brown hair, which It Is
claimed, Is of Mrs, Luetgert. Upon the
door lending to the catch basin In the
basemenit of the factory wns found the
Imprint of a bloody hand, which ap
pears to be fresh.
The history of Luetgert was told by
nn old German who Fays ho has known
the prisoner's family for many years,
Luetgert's grandfather. It Is said, was
decapitated many years ago In Gueter
sloh, Germany, on the charge of rob
bery and murder. The prisoner's fath
er is still living in Guetcrsloh, It is
said, with his daughter-in-law, his
common law wife. Shortly before
Adolph Luetgert was born, It Is paid,
his father and mother were under In
dictment' for counterfeiting. Tlio moth
er ran away nnd went to Holland and
it was In that country that tho man
that Is now charged with murdering
his wife was born.
FAMILY OF FOUR MURDERED.
Found with Their Thronts Cut in
Denver, Col., May 19. Advices
reached her today to the effect that
William II. Hamilton, a contractor, his
wife, Mrs. Catharine Hamilton, his son,
Lee Hamilton, aged 19, and his daugh
ter, Elizabeth Haabues Hamilton, aged
18, who lived In Denver until recently,
were murdered near Helena, Mont.,
three weeks ago, and the crime sup
pressed In order to enable tho Montana
authorities to trace the murderers.
American llnptist Homo Mission.
Plttburg, Pa May 19. Tho most Im
portant of the May anniversaries of the
Northern Baptists began today when Pres
ident H. K. Porter, of this city, called the
American Raptlst Homo Mission society
to order for the sixty-fifth annual meet
ing. After bidding tho delegatec welcome
ho briefly rcforrcd to the offer of John
D. Rockefellow to glvo t2WW to clear
tho society debt If a slmllur amount was
raised before Juno 1, 1S97,
Mormons Preach in Cumberland.
Cumberland, Md May 19. L. A. Kelsch,
of Murray, and A. P. Kesler, of Salt Lake
City, Utah, Mormon elders, conducted ser
vices In postofllce squaro tonight before
a largo crowd, They havo just returned
from Scranton, Pa., and uro on their way
to Hagerstown ond Rockvllle, Md., to
Four Thoiisnnd Houses Ilurned.
Victoria, n. C May 19. Tho steamr
Empress, of India, from Yokohoma today
brought news of a fire which completely
destroyed the town of Hochlojl, In tho silk
district of Japan. Nearly 4,000 houses
were destroyed find between forty unci
fifty lives were lost.
An Oil Driller Drowned.
Wheeling, W. Va.. Mny 19.-John V.
Riddle, of AVashlngton, Pa., was drowned
by falling off the steamer Uen Hur, at
this place, midnight. Ho was with his son
and Intended to go to Marietta, whero ho
was to drill an oil well.
Disnppcnrnnco of Two Conductors.
L03 Angeles, Cal., May 19. Cornolluq
Curran, of IlaMlmoro, and C. U. Dunn, of
Huntington, Irul., both delegates to tho
Conductors' convention, have disappeared,
leaving no clew. Curran was accompanied
to this city by his wife and two children.
T1IE mm THIS MORNING.
Weather Indication Today:
1 (General) President AfeKlnley's Cuba
Tho SuMan Becomes Submissive.
Warm Cuban Dcbato In the Senate.
Odd Fellows at Wllllamsport.
2 (Sport) Eastern, National and Atlan-
tic Leagjo Uaso Hall Games.
Local nnd Oeneral Whist Oosslp.
3 (State) Day's Legislative Doings.
Amateur 13aso Ball Notes.
5 (Story) "Tho Conversion of Major
C (Local) Memorial Day Orders,
Institution of Electric City Council,
Jr. O. U. A. M.
7 (Local) 'Members of Modal of Honor
Legion Who Will Visit Scranton.
Councils Will Hold Important Meet
ings Tonight. '
g (Local) West Side nnd City Suburban,
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County (Notes.
Total Abstainers Moet nt Nantlcoko,
Financial and Commercial,
President's Plan to Secure
the Independence of
AWAITS CALHOUN'S REPORT
He Will Then Suggest the
Purchase of Freedom. .
Tlio President Will Address n Noto to
tho Spnnish Government Suggesting
Thnt Cuba He Allowed to Purchase
Her Iiidcpendcilcc--Should Spain
Refuse to ltccognlzo This Request
More Rndical Steps Will Probably
Ho Tukcnl'cnco Upon the Island
Washington, May 19. The Post to
day, evidently upon reliable Informa
tion, prints the following regarding the
purpose of tho administration on tho
"The president's policy In regard to
Cuba hna been determined upon. Aa
Foon as Commissioner Calhoun's report
of the condition of affairs on tho Island
is received, which will be In about three
weeks, unless ho has received orders
to delay It until after the tariff bill
hns been passed, and If It confirms tho
statements made in the reports of Con
sul General Lee, tho president will ad
dress a note to the Spanish government
suggesting that Cuba be allowed to
purchase her Independence. The noto
will be friendly In Its tone, but will bo
emphatic in expressing the president's
opinion of the best solution of the dif
ficulty. "If Spain should refuse to entertain!
the proposition, the president Is fully
determined to take more radical steps,
even to the extent of declaring Inter
vention. He has discussed this matter
with soveral of his friends and advis
ers and would have taken more posi
tive notion ere this but for the appeal
of Senator Hanna that tecognltlon of
the Cuban question by the administra
tion would be disastrous to tho com
mercial and financial world. The peti
tion received by the secretary of statu
from the leading commercial houses of
the great cities, however, has made It
apparent to the president that peaco
upon the island is desired as the first
Ftep toward restoring a paralyzed com
merce, and he will undoubtedly glvo
the petition his careful consideration.
There may be no further actlcn until
Mr. Calhoun's report is received, but
at thnt time some action on the part
of tho president looking to the inde
pendence of Cuba through purchase or
otherwise is us certain as fate."
PLACES FOR PENNSYLVANIANS.
Two Succcessful Candidates in tho
West End of the State.
Washington, D. C May 19. The ap
pointment of John G. A. Lelshman, of
Pittsburg, as minister to Switzerland,
which Senator Quay has been earnestly
urging, will, It Is said, bo made very
soon. Tho friends of Brutus J. Clay, of
Kentucky, who are backing him vigor
ously for the nlace, have received n.
pretty plain Intimation from the presi
dent that lie has about made up his)
mind to give It to the Pennsylvania
Another Pennsylvania appointment
which is looked for within the next
few days is that of Hilary S. Hrunot.
a Groensburg editor, as consul to St.
Etienne, France. Mr. Hrunot has al
ready been designated by the president
for tho place, which Is among the con
sulates within tho classified service,
and today he took the examination
which candidates for such consulship
are required to pass beforo they aro
nominated to the senate.
WANTS HIS INSURANCE CASH.
Wealthy Member Attncks the Massa
Boston, Mass., May 19. Claiming that
the Massachusetts Benefit Life asso
ciation, which now has 12,000 members,
was illegally formed, wealthy Nathan
Rosenfeld has filed a bill in equity
against It to have refunded to him all
that he has ever paid to it in assess
ments and dues some $3,000 on his two
policies of $3,000 each.
Ho alleges that the company Is ac
tually doing a level premium business
and making burdensome demands, hav
ing ceased In fact to be what It pur
ported to be, an assessment company.
He also alleges fraud In the assess
ments and disbursements.
PENN MUTUAL vTLl7cELEBRATE.
The Ilig Life Insurnuco Company In
Nearly Fifty Years Old.
Philadelphia, May 19. Tho Penn,
Mutual Life Insurance company of this
city is making elaborate preparations
for the celebration of the semi-centennial
of that Institution. General agent?
of the company from nil parts of the
country are absembllng hero to take
part In a three days' convention be
ginning May 23. Thirty-nine states
will be represented by tho delegates.
Various Important Insurance prob
lems of Interest to tho general com
munity will be discussed at tho con
vention. The Herald's Hcnthcrorecnst.
Now York, May 20. In tho Mlildo statca
nnd Now England today, Homually fair,
slightly warmer weather and light to
fresh southerly winds will provall with
rain In the western und lake dUtrlcts of
th's section, followed by cloudiness anil
possibly by rain on tho coasts at night.
On Friday, In both of these sections, part
ly cloudy to fair weather will 'prevail,
with slight temperature changes and
fresh southwesterly winds, preceded by
local rain and thunder storms on tha