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SPAIN IS IN
The Minister of Foreign
Affairs Slaps a. Gran
THEN HE RESIGNS HIS JOB
Meanwhile the Spanish Senate
Tlio News of the Adoption of the Mor
gan Resolution 11ns n Cyclonic
Effect on tlic Distinguished (Jen
tlouicn Who Control Spain's Re
stiulc and They Act Liko Children
Drought Into Unexpected Contact
with a Hornet's Xcst--Sittintioii of
Affairs nt nshiHRton--Considcru-tionofthe
Will lie Deferred in the House Until
Spcnkcr Heed Cmi rind Time to
Consult tho President's Wishes.
How Sccrctnrv Olncy Was Plnycd
with by tho Astute Diplomntists of
of Spain.-A S Inline l'u 1 Chapter in
Auicricnu Diplomacy. ,
Madrid, May 21. In the Spanish sen
ate today there was a heated and tum
ultous debate regarding the resolution
paised by the United States senate
yesterday to recognize tho Cuban bell
igerents. The debate heie was fol
lowed by an excited discussion In tho
lobbies. This led to a dispute between
the Duke of Tetuan, the minister of
foreign n (Talis, and a Liberal senator,
Benor Comas, which ended In the Duke
boxing tho senator's ears. A. gieat
commotion ensued and the sitting of
the senate was supended.
Tho Liberal minority afterwards
held a meeting to consider the situa
tion, and ex-Premier Sagasta, the Lib
eral leader, was summoned to confer
with his followers. An urgent message
was also sent to the premier, Senor
Canovas Del Castillo, by the minister
ialists. Both the statesmen, as this
dispatch Is sent, are being Impatiently
awaited by their followers.
The Duke of Tetuan. minister of for
eign affairs, subsequently resigned as
a result of the Incident In the senate
today when ho boxed the ears of Sen
ator Comas. Senor Canovas, the prem
ier, will take the portfolio ad Interim
The Liberal fcenators have decided to
attend no more sessions of the sen
ate until full satisfaction has been ac
corded to Senator Comas and the Lib
eral party by the Duke of TMuan.
Senor Morety Prendergast, a former
minister, asked the government on be
half of the Liberals in the chamber of
deputies today to submit all the papers
Relating to the rebellion In Cuba and to
the diplomatic relations of Spain with
tfie poweis. Senor Canovas, the prem
ier, replying, said tho government
could only attach ciedlt to such infor
mation as was sent by Cnpt. Gen. Wey
ler. Heseverely blamed American news
papers for disseminating false news,
anjl cited as a case In point recent
statements attributed to Consul Gen
cm Lee. -The premier said:
i WEYLER ENDORSED.
Spain's relations with otliei powers
continue cordial, but the advice which
th Americans are offeiing to us as to
Cuba cannot be followed, because Spain
win never accept any Intervention In
a matter which peculiarly concerns
herself. The documents' which have
be'm asked tor would only refer to this
advice. The government has accepted
full responsibility for everything which
has been done by Captain General Wey
ler. Senor Moret y Prendergast asked If
it were true thnt the United States sen
ate had rcognlzed the belligerency of
tho Cuban Insurgents. The premier re
plied that the report to this effect was
not a surprise to him, as It was a
question of creating more difficulties
for President McKlnley In connection
with tho tailft bill, but he said he be
lieved President McKlnley, like Mr.
Cleveland, would decide for himself in
buch a matter.
SPAIN'S REPLY TO OLNEY.
How-His Curious Oiler of Mediation
Was Responded To,
Washington, Mny 21. The full corre
spondence between the United States
and Spain relative to Secretary Olnoy's
offer of mediation on tho Cuban ques
tion is gradually coming to light. The
substance of Mr, Olney's letter was
made publlo during Senator Foraker's
recent speech, with a brief extract from
the Spanish minister's reply. Today
tho full reply of Minister Dupuy Do
Lome became available. It is, in part,
as follows, certain unimportant intro
ductory matter being omitted:
Whllo expressing tho high gratification
with which his majesty's government took
note of the emphatic statements which
your excellency was pleased to make In
your noto of tho fourth of April with re
gard to the sovereignty of Bpaln and tho
determination of tho United States not to
do anything derogatory to it, and ac
knowledging with pleasure all the weight
they carry, the Duko of Tetuan Instructs
me to tay that It Is unnecessary, as your
excellency remarks, and In view of so cor
rect and 30 friendly an attitude, to dis
cuss the hypothesis of intervention, as it
would be utterly inconsistent with tho
Tho government of his majesty, tho king
of Spain, fully concurs In tho opnlor. that
your excellency was pleased to express In
regard to the future of the Island, In the
event, which cannot and shall not be, of
tho Insurrection's triumph. As you Bnld
with great reason such a termination of
the conflict would bo looked upon with tho
mint serious misgivings even by the most
enthusastlc advocates of populur govern
ment; because, as remaiked by your ex
cellency, with tho heterogeoueous combi
nation of races that exists there, the dls
appearand) of Spain would bo the disap
pearance of tho bond of union which cun
keep them In balance, and an unavoldablo
strugglo among tho men of different color,
contrary to the spirit of Christian civiliza
tion, would sur.crven&.
The Spansh government Is uwaro of tho
fact that, far from having Jtistlcu done it
on all sides on these points, there uro
many persons obviously deceived by Inces
sant slanders, who honestly believe that a
ferocious despotism prevails In our An
tilles, instead of one of the most liberal
political systems In the world.
Tho government of his majesty and tho
people of Spain wish and oven long for the
speedy pacification of Cuba. In order to
securo it, they are ready to exert their
best efforts, and at tho 3amo time to
adopt such reforms as may bo useful or
necessary and compatible, of course, wlt,U
their luallonablo sovereignty as soon as
tho submission of tho Insurgents bo an
The minister cf Btate, while directing mo
to bring to tho knowledge of your excel
lency the foregoing views, Instructs me to
remark how pleased he was to observo
that his opinion on this point also agrees
The government of his majesty most
heartily thanks that of tho United States
for tho kind advice It bestows on Spain,
but It withes to state, and entertains the
confidence that your excellency will read
ily see, that It has been forestalling It
for a long time past. It follows, there
fore, ns a matter of course, that It will
comply with It in a practical manner as
Boon as circumstances make It possible.
It is ovldent that no success would at
tend suoh posslblo mediation, which the
Insurrectionists repel, oven admitting that
t?'0 mother country would condescend to
t -at with Its rebellious subjects as one
power with another; thus surely Jeopardiz
ing Its future authority, detracting from
Its national dignity and Impairing its in
dependence for which It has at all times
shown such great earnestness, as history
teaches. In brief, there Is no effectual
way to pacify Cuba unless It begins with
the nctual submission of the armed rebels
to the mother country.
When tho government of the United
States shall once be convinced of our be
ing In the right and when that honest con
viction shall In some manner bo made
public, but little moro will bo required In
order that all these n Cuba who ere mere
ly striving to accomplish the total ruin of
tho beautiful country In which they wero
born, being then hopeless of outside help
and powerless by themselves, will lay
down their arms. Until that happy stats
of things has been attained, Spain will, In
tho just defence not only of her rights,
but of her duties and honor, continue tho
efforts for an early victory which she is
now exerting, regardless of the greatest
THE PRESIDENT'S INTENTIONS.
Is Not Pleased with Semite's
Action--. ill Soon Act.
Washington, May 21. The cabinet
meeting today was Interesting because
the ptlnclpal subject of discussion was
that of our relations toward Cuba. The
action of the senate yesterday In pass
ing the Morgan Joint resolution declar
ing a state of war In Cuba, was re
garded as a movement that threat
ened, If carried out to the end, to In
terfere seriously with the elforts of the
executive branch of the government to
accomplish something substantial for
Tho details of the plan which Presi
dent McKlnley has in mind have not
yet been disclosed. In fact, it may bo
said they are subject to arrangement
upon tho basis of the latest olliclal in
formation received from Cuba, prob
ably from Mr. Calhoun. Uut It was
clearly manifested in the cabinet meet
ing today that the president has made
up his mind to another forward step,
and that while up to this time he has,
as he promised in the beginning of his
administration, confined his efforts
largely to securing absolutely protec
tion for American citizens In Cuba, he
has now come to tho determination to
u m his powers to stop the bloodshed In
the Island so far as this can be dono
without Involving the Untted States In
HOUSE WILL WAIT AWHILE.
Speaker Heed Will Consult tlio Presi
dent About Belligerency.
Washington, May 21. No ofllclal in
formation could be obtained as to what
action the house may take on tho Cu
ban resolution passed by the senate
yesterday, but It was understood that
Speaker Reed would have a conference
with the president on the subject at an
early day and that no action would be
taken until after that conference. Tho
Inference was that action of the
house managers would he guided to a
largo extent by the results of the con
ference. It Is probable that some attempt will
be made on the part of the Democrats
to hqve the resolution considered as
soon as t reaches the house, but this
cannot be done except by unanimous
consent, which will not be given, or by
a special order from the committee on
rules. This special order will not bo
brought In until the Republican lead
ers are icady to have same action token,
SENATOR DAYIS CONFERS.
I'orolgn Rotations Chairman Moots
tho President by Appointment.
Washington, May 21, Senator Davis,
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations, had a prolonged conference
with the president by appointment to
day, AVhlle nothing has been given'
out as to the conference, it is under
stood to have had reference to the ef
fect of the senate's action on the Mor
gan Cuban belligerency resolution
and upon the general subject of tho ad
ministration's attltudo towards Cuba.
AMERICANS IN CUDA.
The President Provides for Supplying
Immediate Relief to Thorn.
Washington, May 21. The Secretary
of State has directed Consul General
Lee at Havana to draw for Immediate
purchase of supplies and medicines for
tho relief of American citizens and
transportation of such ns nre without
means nnd desire to return, to tho
United States, not to exceed $10,000.
Ho is also Instructed to furnish United
States consuls in Cuba, at his discre
tion, funds for this support.
United States Consul Brlceat Mntan
zas, has been instructed by the Secre
tory of State to npply to Consul Gen
eral Lee for funds with which to re
lieve American citizens there.
HERE'S A SHREWD GUESS.
McKlnley to Intervono by Urging
Spain to Still Out.
New York, May 21. The Commercial
Advertiser prints a, Washington dis
patch asserting on tho highest author
ity, that If, after a conclusive report
has been received from Mr. Calhoun,
It confirms the reports of our consuls
In Cuba, President McKlnley will matte
a carefully prepared proposition to the
Spanish government to the effect that
tho Cubans be allowed to purchaso
their Independence. Tho communica
tion of the president may even suggest
the method by which the colonists shall
uccompllsh tho payment of their debt
to tho mother country, the piobablo
scheme involving a system of tarlft
and internal revenue taxes more than
sulllclcnt to support the new govern
ment and the issue of bonds which
would command a ready price In tho
money markets of tho world.
If this offer Is refused, the Independ
ence of Cuba will be recognized by a
proclamation of tho president.
MEXICO'S SYMPATHY FOR CUBA.
Recognition oi llclligorcticy by This
Country Likely to lie Imitated.
City of Mexico, May 21. Tlio news of
tho passage of tlio Cuban belligerency
resolution by the United States sen
ate created great Interest here. The
antl-Spnnlsh sentiment Is growing
stronger. The recognition of belliger
ency by the United States Is likely to
lead to a similar recognition by the
leading Latin-American countries, with
the exception of Chill.
The pro-Cuban sentiment in Central
America is very strong, and the gov
ernments there, are only awaiting the
initiative of tire United States.
TRADE IS BRISKER.
The Dun Weekly Report Indicates
General Improvement in Business
Conditions and Prospects.
New York, May 21. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
will fay: Unmistakable evidence of
improvement comes In tho general In
crease of commercial loans. Not fo,r a
long time have commercial loans been
fully half the whole. The distinct
change gives proof that, new business
has been larger than many have sup
Receipts of money from the interior
exceed shipments $l,ri00,000,mostly from
the middle west. Exports of gold have
no influence, and only signify the wil
lingness of Russia to pay a price for
the gold needed. The excess of merchandise-
Imports to answer demands
for half a year to como Involves a
greater excess of exports when the an
ticipatory movement ends and crops
begin to move, which fact renders
large outgoes of gold less likely, and
gives the country a stronger position
In International, markets. Meanwhile
thero Is a continuing Increase, dis
tinct though gradual, In the volume of
The iron industry has quite an in
crease in new business, though not In
nil b"anches. Part was due to the rup
ture of the steel beam pool and tho
fall in price fron$l.C5 to $1.25 nomin
ally quoted and some good structural
contracts were at once secured. Part
Is due to a better demand for plates
and for pipe, and part to growing
needs for cars and vessels. There Is
also pome Increase in rods. The Car
negie works are now turning out 3,000
tons of rails daily, nearly all on old
orders and exports of finished products
WOMAN SCORCHED HER LIFE AWAY.
Young Wife Killed by Too Much
Nashua, N. II., May 21. Mrs. C.
Leonard Elliott was burled fiom her
home yesterday a victim to the bicycle
craze. The cause of death, as given by
Dr. A. S. Wallace, was meningitis,
brought afbout by excessive riding on
her wheel, Mrs. Elliott was 20 years
Two weeks ago, upon returning from
a ride, she spoke of a sharp pain In her
head. A few hours later she took to
her bed and never got up again. Mis.
Elliott was a very hard rider, and nev
er stopped until completely exhausted.
MORE TAILORS STRIKE.
Twcnty-threo Thousand Men in Now
York Will Go Out.
New York, May 21. Tho Progress
ive Tailors and the Lithuanian sec
tion of tho East Side garment workers
had meetings last night and decided to
quit work Sunday morning next.
Theso will Bwell the ranks of the
strikers by 3,000, making a total on
strike by Sunday of 28,000 In the city
Cowboys Kill Creek Nation Ollicinls.
Muskogee, I. T., Mny 21. A courier JQst
arrived here reportB that Judge Freeland
Marshall, an ofllclal of the Creek Nation,
and Captain Bcrryhlll, chief of tho Creek
Light Hoismen, while engaged with othor
Creek officials In cutting down unlawful
pnsturo fences near Okmulgee wore at
tacked by cowboys In tho employ of Tex
as stockmen whose fences wero being cut,
and killed. Two of tho light horsemen
wero badly hurt.
Fell I) end While Shooting n Cnt.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 21. Simon
Hanks, ono of tho best known residents of
Southport, got up about 5 o'clock, took his
gun, and Btarted for tho herniary in tho
rear of Ms house to shoot a cat. When
ho camo hi sight of the cat he raised tho
gun to his shoulder nnd tired. Homo
member of the family who was watching
saw him stagger as tho gun exploded a:iit
the next moment fall to tho ground, Wli'li
help arrived ho waB dead, lltart dlseate
was tho caufe.
Inheritance Tnx Hill Dond.
Albany, May 21. Governor Black, at 1
o'clock today, gave out a memorandum
giving his reasons for his refusal to ap
prove of tho Graduated Inheritance tux
bill. He claims It Is too drastic.
SENATORS TO CAUCUS.
To Adjust .Matters So the Tariff Hill
Can Do Expedited.
"Washington, May 21, The Republi
can senators will hold a caucus Mon
day after the adjournment of tho sen
ate to consider various questions In
connection with the tariff bill. The
first effort will be to devise plans to ex
pedite the consideration of the bill and
there will also be nn attempt to recon
cile differences of opinion as to tho
merits of some features of tho bill.
Tho principal object of tho caucus,
however, Is to ngreo upon n plan for
the limitation of the time for debate
and under the present rules it is recog
nized that this can only be done by
There are now Indications that the
debato may not be so greatly pro
longed as at first seemed probable. Tho
Democrats, Populists and Silver Re
publicans nil aver that they will con
sume no unnecessary tlmo with
speeches. The Democrats profess to
be especially anxious thnt there should
be no delay,
ENGLAND'S IRISH POLICY.
Government to Pay Poor Rates for
Landlords nnd the County Cess
for the Tenants.
London, May 21. The first lord of
tho treasury and government lender, A.
J. Balfour, mndo a statement In the
house of commons today regarding the
government's Irish policy to be car
ried out next session. The govern
ment, he said, put poses to place both
the Poor law and county administra
tion on a broad, popular basis. The
landlords must be relieved of all rural
rates. At present the landowners are
liable to half the poor rates, which the
government will pay hereafter out of
the Imperial funds. The tenants are
liable for the other half of the Poor
rates and the county cess. The gov
ernment will hereafter pay the county
cess out of the Imperial funds.
This double benefit Mr. Balfour ex
plained, will enable the government to
launch a scheme for local government,
which, he believed, would work safely
and smoothly. Ho was of the opinion
that every eloes of the community
would be disposed to regard with favor
what he could not but think must prove
one of the greatest reforms carried out
under the safest conditions ever sug
gested In the house of commons
Henry Edward Carson, conservative
member for Dublin university, and
formerly solicitor-general for Ireland;
John Dillon, chairmnn of tho Irish
Parliamentary party; Campbell- Ban
ncrman, Liberal, and John Redmond,
the Parnelllte leader, also ..npprove-d
TRAGEDY IN A TENEMENT.
Two Persons Dead nnd Sevcrnl Dying
ns Result of Gasoline Explosion.
St. Louts, May 21. A two-gallon gas
oline tank attached to a cooking stove
exploded In a tenement house nt 2311
Menard street, and Mrs. Ada Mohr and
Hugo Howard, two years old, were
burned to a crisp, and Mrs. Bessie
Howard, William Howard, her 5-year-old
son, and Baby Mohr sustained In
juries from which they are not expect
ed to recover.
Max Gumpert and Henry Surman,
who endeavored to rescue the victims,
were badly burned about their hands.
KILLED BY LIGHTENING.
Tho Holt Struck These Men in Thoir
Plnce of Shelter.
Mllford, Del., May 21. James Clifton
and Asa Walls were struck by light
ning and instantly killed on Houston
Hudson's farm today. During the
heavy storm of the afternoon tho men
sought shelter In a small outbuilding.
Only a few moments later a bolt struck
the building. Doth men were In the
path of the bolt and suffered Instant
death. The structure was homed to
the ground. Hudson himself, who was
nearby, was severely hurt, and a horse,
cow and a hog were killed.
WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.
Snu rrnucisco Talks of Putting Them
to Work Raising Sugar Beets.
San Francisco, May 21. The Salva
tion Army and the citizens' committee
are working hard to solve tho problem
of finding work for the unemployed of
this city. It looks now as though sev
eral hundred persons would be settled
In a colony at Salinas and raise sugar
beets for CInus Spreckles' big beet
Clous Spreckles has offered to take
all tho sugar beets raised' In the Sa
linas Vulley at $1 a ton.
SNAKE KILLS THREE PEOPLE.
Motiier nnd Children Dcsporntcly
Fight a Copperhead.
Plkovllle, Ky May 21. Two children
of Ed. Driscoll, who lives on a branch
of Etato Creek, wore bitten by a cop
erhead snake on Tuesday morning.
Their mother tried to kill the reptile
and was herself bitten. All three died
within an hour.
The father had a battle with the cop
perhead before he could kill It.
Southampton. Airy II --'t,!"
niundiH, from Hmh.'g N York,
York Cleared: La Champagne, Havre;
Campania, Liverpool; MaasUam, Rotter
dam via 'Boulogne, Arilved; St, Paul,
Ycrkcs Telescope Rcndy for Work.
Williams Bay, Wis., May 21. The great
objectlvo lenses cf tho Verges Objorvatory
wero lifted Into position last evening. An
hour lutef the eyo piece was adjusted and
tho woild's greatest toleecopo became a
reality. Tho sky was too cloudy for ob
servation. Insurance Comp:mv Turned Out.
Topeka, Kan., Mny 21. Stato Superin
tendent of Insurance McNall hns revokod
the llcenso of the Metroplltan Life Insur
ance company of New York to do busi
ness In Kunsas. Tho company refused to
pay a claim which McNull assorts Is Just,
Money In n Volcnno.
Moslco City, May 21. Th volcano Popo
catepotl has been bonded to an American
syndicate, the object being to exploit Its
sulphur, bring ice and wood to thin city,
and carry tourists up to the crater,
THE NEWS OF OTHER
Dramatic Scene During a Session o
Jameson Raid Inquiry.
WOMEN ARE BARRED AT CAMBRIDQE
Tho Latest Intelligence from Croto
Appears to Indicate Thnt tho Island
Is Pacified Somewhat on the Cuban
Pnttcrn.-Athcns In u State oi Great
London, May 21. Tlwrc was a dra
matic scene today In a committee room
nt Westminster hall. The Parliament
ary committee inquiring Into the
Transvaal raid held nnother session,
and, during the course of the examin
ation of Rutherford Harris, the former
secretary of tho British Chartered
South Africa company nt Cape Town,
by Henry Labouchere, the witness was
asked whether lie had ever heard of a
syndicate organized for tho purpose of
dealing In the securities of the Chart
ered company. Mr. Harris branded as
absolutely and unqualifiedly false the
charge made by Mr. Labouchere that
the Jameson raid had been planned by
himself and others for stock-Jobbing
purposes, and dared Mr. Labouchere
to produce proof. The tatter said he
could do it, but wanted time. A mo
ment Inter Mr. Harris refused to be
further examined by Mr. Labouchere,
unless the latter withdrew his charges.
CAMBRIDQE REJECTS WOMEN.
English University Votes Down Pro
posal to Give Women Degrees.
Cambridge, Eng., Iday 21. Cambridge
university, by a vote of 1713 to GC2,
rejected the proposal to confer de
grees upon women. When the voting
commenced the senate house was
thronged and there were large crowds
outside the building. Everywhere were
posters Inscribed " 'Varsity for Men.
Men for 'Varsity." The undergrad
uates who behaved In a threatening
manner toward the supporters of the
proposal to confer degrees upon wo
men were greeted with groans and
cries, of "Shame!"
The excitement continually Inci eased,
especially In the streets. An efllgy of
n lady In bloomers on a bicycle was
suspended opposite the senate house,
and there was a large banner over one
college gateway Inscribed: "Get you
to GIrton, Beatrice. Get you to Newn
ham. Here Is no place for maids."
Toward the close of the voting thous
ands of people congregated outside the
senate house and the undergraduates
started letting off fireworks, during
which two ciacker3 exploded In tho
midst of the senate house.
CRETE NOT PACIFIED.
Fresh Outbreak of Trouble Ilotwccn
Christians nnd Mussulmans.
Canea, Crete, May 21. The situation
here Is most serious. There Is a revival
of excitement both among the Mussul
mans nnd Christians, In consequence of
the departure of the Greeks. Some
Bash! Bazouks fired upon Adtt.lrul
Harris, the British commander yester
day afternoon, maklntr It his fourth
escape since he has been In theso wat
ers. Later In the day five shots were
fired at the French admiral while
wnlklng In Suda with a chief of otafi.
Shots were also fired at a British sig
naller outside of Canea nnd three In
surgents attacked and disarmed a Brit
ish lieutenant near Suda. Owing to
this case, the British admiral sent
an ultimatum to the insurgents.
London, May 22.--A despatch to the
Dally Mail from Berlin says the Post
publishes a telegram from Salonlca
asserting that in spite of the armistice
a Gieek war ship has fired upon and
sunk a vessel Hying a Turkish flog.
Five of the crew were drowned.
ATHENS IS BADLY EXCITED.
Pnnio Caused by Latest Defeat.
Shots Fired at Crown Prince.
Paris, May 21. The correspondent at
Athens of the Journal, of this city, re
ferring to the defeat of tho Greeks
Just bofore the armstlce was arranged,
telegraphs: "Tho stupor and panic
caused by the latest defeat Is Intense.
Tho people seem to expect the Imme
diate arrival of tho Turks at Athens.
On nil sides families are preparing to
go to -the islands, anxious crowds pa
rade tho streets, and there is tho wild
est excitement everywhere.
"I learn 'that some shots wero fired
at the Crown Prince asi he endeavored
to stay the confusion. Two Greek bat
talions were seized with panic and tho
retreating soldiers on entering Lamia,
could not bo restrained by their of
ficers. They shouted: 'The Turks are
coming.' The panic which resulted was
Increased by the Jail birds, who had
been released, and caused disorder
throughout the town."
ITALY AND OUR TARIFF.
Ilcr Minister of Foreign AfTuirs Snys
Sho Will Retaliate.
Rome, May 21. Replying to an Inter
pellation In the Chamber of deputies
ns to the aptltudo of tho government
in regard to tho Dingley tariff bill,
Mtarnuls Vlseontl Vcnosta, minister of
foreign affairs, said that Italy did not
wish to make any reprisals, but if tho
United States government persisted In
maintaining tho attitude It had assum
ed Italy would defend herself by adopt
ing similar tariff measures uffectlng
conn in American imports.
LAKE STEAMER SUNK.
Tho Florida Goch Down in n Collision
with tho O. Y, Roby.
Chicago, May 21, During a dense fog
the Eteamer Florida of the Lackawan
na lino was sunk by collision with the
steamer G. W. Roby In Lake Huron, off
Middle Island, yesterday afternoon.
The crew of the Floilda was tuken to
Tho collision took place between
Middle Island nnd Presquo Isle. Tho
Roby was so badly damaged that she
turned back, and arrived at Port Hur
on this morning with tho Florida's
Tho two steamers exchanged pass-
tng signals, hut did not sight each oth
er in time to avoid the collision. Cap
tain William Smith, who Is in com
mand of the Roby, states thnt when
ho first sighted the Florida through the
fog he stopped and backed his engines,
but the two boats were too cIobo to
each other to avoid the crash.
CIHCAQO'S MURDER MYSTERY.
fresh Discovery Mndo in the Now
Celebrated Lnotgcrt Cnsc.
Chicago, May 21. In a sewer leadlnj;
from the vat In which Mrs. Luetgert's
body Is supposed to have been des
troyed, tho police today found a clot of
matted hair, similar In color nnd ap
pearance to that found last Wednes
day. Part of the hair Is eight Inches
long nnd of light color, but the most of
It Is only four Inches In length.
Dr. Carl Klein, Mrs. Leutgert's den
tist reported that he was unable to
Identify the porcelain tooth found yes
terday by the police. If the plate which
he says would withstand the action of
acid, is discovered, Dr. Klein will bo
ablo to eay whether It is 'the one he
made for Mrs. Luetgert.
PRESBYTERIANS AT WORK
The General Assembly Listens to a Re
port on Presbyterian Building
Eagle Lake, Ind., May 21. The Pres
byterian general assembly was opened
today by the presentation of a gavel to
the moderator by General Harrison,
The gavel was composed of hard woods,
oak, poplar, black walnut, birch and
maple. Before proceeding to business,
the chairman of committees were an
nounced as follows:
Vice moderator, John Wanamaker, Phil
adelphia; bills and overtures, Dr. John
Wlthrow, Chicago; Judicial business, Dr.
Henry C. Mlnton, San Francisco; church
policy, Dr. Itobert F. Sample, New York;
homo missions, Dr. John D. Hewitt, Em
poria; foreign missions, Dr. J. W. Wilbur
Chapman, Philadelphia; education, Dr.
Stephen W. Dana, Philadelphia; publica
tion and sabbath school work, Elder
James Verrance, New York; chureh erec
tion, Dr. George W. Whltwotth, Seattle;
theological seminaries, Dr. J. Clarko Hill,
Chicago; ministerial relief, Hon. James A.
Mount, of Indiana; freedmen, Dr. Thomas
Lawrence, Ashevllle; aide for colleges,
Dr. George L. Splnlng, OrangZ, N. J.;
correspondence. Dr. liyron Sunderlnnl,
Washington; benevolence, Dr. Wilson
Phraner, New York; narrative. Dr. Mau
rice D. Edwards, St. Paul; ttniperanco.
Dr. A. R. Olncy, West Troy, N. Y.; leave
of absence, David R. Moore; mileage.
Elder W. W. Flsk, Philadelphia; nnance,
Elder James M. Ham, Brooklyn.
The committee on Presbyterian build
ing, New York, presented Its report. A
lonsr renort of the mlnontv was ore-
;ented by Elder McDougall, of fcincln
natl. For tho majority ex-Prtsldent
Hanlson said it was not denied that
circumstances might arise which would
make the sale of the new building ad
visable, but for the present thing3
should remain ns now. It was admit
ted that $15,000 should have been add
ed to the cost of the building as Inter
est, but this was offset by $25,000 which
should be charged to rental for space
occupied by the board of missions. He
also contended that under normal cir
cumstances the Income would be suffi
cient to lurnlsh a sinking fund to pro
vide for the cost of the building. The
recommendation of the committee only
contemplated the retention of the
building until thci present conditions
ceased and did not bind future action.
At tho close of General Harrison's
re-marks, Elder McDougall continued
reading his long report, Interjecting re
marks In reply to the previous speak
er until called to order. The reading oc
cupied nearly all of the remainder of
the afternoon session. At Its ccaieJus
lon the report was received and a mo
tion made to substitute It for the ma
jority report. The ''expiration of the
session caused the matter to go over
until morning when it was made a spe
cial order for half past eleven.
The evening session was dv)tel to
a public meeting of the boatd of pub
lication and on Sunday school work.
Dr. Wlthrow presiding. Members of
the assembly had their first opportun
ity to hear John Wonamakc, of Phila
delphia, and he was ttix'.-ted with
rounds of applause.
Died in Church While at Prayer.
Vlnccnnc. Ind., May 21. Mrs. Nancy
Smith attended senlces nt the Freo Meth
odist church and whllo kneeling at tho al
tar In prayer was stricken with heart dis
ease, dying Instantly. Tho congregation
was thrown Into a panic.
Ccbhnrd Loses $1,000 Diamond.
Long Branch, N. J., May 21. Fred Clob
hard, tho well-known turfman, is search
ing for a diamond -pin lost whllo ho was
horseback riding near Elheron. The dia
mond was valued at $1,000.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
(lencrally Fair; Cooler,
(General) Uproar In the Spanish Sen
ate. Sensational Testimony Relating to
State's Care of tho Insane.
(Sport) Eastern nnd National League
Base Ball Games.
Preparations for tho L, A. W. Meet,
(Statu) Legislative Advances Reform
Amateur Baso Ball
Social and Personal.
T dlglous News of tho Week.
tuocal) P. J. McGuIro Talks to Car
penters. Illness of Dr. Throop.
(Local) Ablo Address on Abraham
Ribbon Factory for Scranton.
Tho Dunmoro Contest.
(Local) West Sldo and City Suburban.
Lackawanna County News.
(Story) "The Secret of Buddha."
The Ten Best Poems of American
Woman and Her Interests.
Three Recent Additions to Uncle Sam's
Germany Whcro Liberty Is an Un
Presldont McKlnloy's neal Cuban
One Populist Who Know tho Game.
Planx for Solving Big Social Problems.
Tho Ileal Condition of Affairs In Cuba,
Notes from Gwalla.
Neighboring County Evente
FJnanclal and Commercial.
Sensational Testimony Re
lating to State's Care
of the Insane. ,,
PRISON HORRORS EXPOSED
Abuse, Brutality, Lying and
Perjury Are Charged.
Tlio Mnnngcincnt of tho Eastern
Pcultentiarv Arraigned in the Most
Explicit, Emphatic and Sensational
Manner by tho Determined Philn
dclpliiti Jurist--Cluirgcs tho Legis
lative Committee with Endeavoring
to WhitcwnHlt the Prison Ollicinls
nnd Asserts That lie Will Not
Attend Any More Mcotings.
Philadelphia, May 21. Of all the ses
sions of the legislative committee,
which Is Inquiring Into tho caro ondt
treatment of prisoners, undergoing sent
ence in the Eastern penitentiary, to
day's proved to 'be the most sensation
al. Judge James Gay Gordon, of com
mon pleas couit No. 3, who has been
for some time past conducting an In
vestigation by the power vested In hint
as Judge, was the principal witness,
and, by his charges of abuse on the)
part o the keepers and mismanage
ment on the part of the Inspectors,
furnished the sensational features of
At the conclusion of Judge Gordon's
testimony, and Just before the adjourn
ment of the committee, he charged the
committee with not having asked him
a question that was not apologetic of
the Institution, and the manner in
which it was governed. He asserted
that he proposed to question all tho
witnesses who figured in the investiga
tion conducted by him, and unless tho
committee allowed him to do thla ho
would wash his hands of the whole af
fair. Mr. Seyfert, chairman of the com
mittee, denied this privilege ito Judge
Gordon, and said that the commltteo
was perfectly competent to conduct tho
examination of witnesses without the
assistance of any ohc else. He fol
lowed this up by asking Judge Gordon
whether he would be on hand tomor
row morning and received a negntlvo
reply, The committee then adjourned.
THE JUDGE'S TESTIMONY.
Judge Gordon was examined at con
siderable length and he made serloua
and direct charges against the prison
Inspectors, the warden and others
connected with the management of tho
nrlson. He snlri th nfllrrlnl wimrts nf
'the prison were filled with falsehood'
and that he could prove that the treat
ment of many convicts had been brutal
and cruel. He said the Institution re
ported that there was ten Insane pa
tients there In November last, and that
an Investigation made by him showed'
thero were fifty insane convicts In the
Institution at that time. Of these, he
said, nine are now in insane asylums
and ono Is dead from tho result of
cruel treatment ait the prison. Thirty
six of the Insane convicts, he added,
are still in cells In the prison.
He Instanced the ease of Medio, a
prisoner whom he had ordered to bo
sent from the prison to the Norrlstcwn
state insane asylum, and who dLed the
next day, as alleged by the Judge, from
a beating ho received the night before
hla removal from the penitentiary.
He told of an insane convlot, a colored!
man named Prentiss who for eight
months had been tied to the prison
steam pipes every night. Later on In
hla testimony Judge Gordon stated that
thero wero seventy-five Insane con
victs now In the prison.
He informed the committee that the
warden inspectors had never given
him the slightest assistance upon tho
occasion of his visits to the penlten
tlapy In search of Information, nnd ho
ho made tho direct charge that the
board of Inspectors made oonsclou3
and deliberate statements under oath
In their testimony lefo e this opm
mlttee. He further charged them with
neglect and Incompetency nnd with
secreting and falsifying evidence.
LOANINQ MONEY TO FARMERS.
Tlio Armours (nnd Others Form n
Company for That Purpose.
Kansas City, Mo., May 21. The Ar
mours of Kansas City and Chicago
and several other large stockholders
In the Interstate National bank, havo
organized a company to be known as
the Kansas City Cattle Loan company,
which will lend millions of dollars to
farmers and stock raisers through local
live stock commission merchants, tak
ing ns security chattel mortgages on
stock and corn.
The company will deal In "cattle pa
per," buying from commission men and
selling to Eastern brokers. The new
corporation will have a capital stock of
Tunis Train Robbers Got 912,000.
San Antonio, Tex., Mny 21. Tho South,
cm Pacific tialn robbers have not crossol
Into Mexco, but ere now headed toward
Now Mexico. They killed their pack
mules on tho PeeoB river bank, and cut
out and destroyed the brands of the ani
mals. It Is now riported on good author
ity that the robbers secured 342,000.
The Herald's Heather Forecast.
New York, May 2.-In tho Middle statog
today, clear weather will prevail, preced
ed by light local frosts, with fresh and
light northerly to westerly winds and
lower temperature. On Sunday, clear,
warmer weathor and light to fresh south