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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAT 25, ,1897.
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House Adjourned Yester
day Before It Could
' Be Moved.
JERRY SIMPSON OBJECTS
The Continuation of His Fight
Against the Speaker.
Mr. Dnvis nt tlio Wliito IIousc--Somc
Grounds Tor the ltcllof That tlio
X'rcNhlcnt May Tnko Action Itc
Binding Cubn Itcfora Mr. Calhoun's
Full Report Is Mndc--Atinouncc-ment
of thu Death of Senator
Eiirlc--Mcnsurc lor the Keller of
Amcrlcnus in Cubu Is Signed by the
Washington, May 21. No opportun
ity for moving the matter was given
today to those who would force Speak
er Reed and the house leaders to admit
the Morgan Cuban resolution. As soon,
on the meeting of the house this morn
ing, as Representative Jerry Simpson
had ralseu his usual objection to the
speaker's refusal to appoint the stand
ing committees, and had been voted
down, Representative Elliott, of South
Carolina, Introduced a, resolution on
the death of Senator Earle, of South
Carolina, and the house adjourned im
mediately as a mark of respect.
Senator Davis, chairman of the sen
ate committee on foreign relations, had
another conference with the president
this morning on the Cuban question. It
is significant that neither Mr. Davis
nor anyone else has denied that state
ment published on Friday last regard
ing the administration's Cuban
plans. It has been generally be
lieved here that the president is
waiting for a report from Mr.
Calhoun, special commissioner to
Cuba, but there Is today some reason
to think that action will be taken be
fore Mr. Calhoun makes more than a
Some of the, members of the minority'
were prepared when the house 'met to
day to attempt to force consideration
of the senate Cuban belligerency reso
lution In the face of the proclaimed In
tention of tho Republican leaders not
to allow action for the present and de
spite tho protest of the South Carolina
members who desired to announco the
death of Senator Earle, an announce
ment -which would be followed Imme
diately by nn adjournment. But dur
ing tho reading of the Journal the
Cuban sympathizers yielded to the so
licitations Qf the South Carolina dele
gation. The only incident -of the ses
sion was, a. brief continuation of Mr.
Simpson's fight against the speaker.
As soon as the Journal had been read
he objected to a line In the Journal
wiilch recorded a private pension bill
had been referred to the committee on
invalid pensions, on the ground that
no such committee existed. "I wont
the Journal o show tho truth," said
he, "and I move to strike out that
PROMPTLY VOTED DOWN.
Mr. Henderson (Rep., la.) and Mr.
Dalzell (Rep., Pa.) pointed out that
the rules provided for references, and
such references were always made
pending tho appointment of commit
tees. The speaker decided that Mr.
Simpsons' motion was in order. Th'e
house promptly voted down Mr. Simp
son's motion by a vote of 43 to 84, and
approved the Journal, 02 to IS.
Thereupon Mr. Elliott (Dem S. C),
was recognized and announced the
death of Senator Earle, which, he said,
occurred under circumstances almost
tragic In their nature. Later, Mr. El
liott paid he would ask the house to fix
a dav when suitable tribute could be
paid to his memory. He then offered
the customary resolutions, which were
adopted. Then at 12.15 p. m., as a fur
ther mark of respect, the house ad
journed until Thursday.
In the senate this morning Mr. Till
man, of South Carolina, made the for
mal announcement of the late Senator
Farle's death, and offered a resolution
expressing the profound sorrow of the
senate. As a further mark of respect,
the senate, at 12.10 p. m adjourned.
AMERICANS IN CUBA.
Congress Relief Measure Signed by
Washington, May 24. The resolution
appropriating $50,000 for the relief of
distressed American citizens In Cuba
reached tho vhlte house at 10.30 o'clock
today, Jutt as soon us It could be cent
up after being signed by both houses
while they were in open session. The
president signed the resolution Imme
diately and will proceed at onco to
consult with the officers of the state
department respecting the adoption of
wrasures of Tellef in addition to Urns')
taken last week, when Consul General
Leo was authorized to draw upon the
state department for $10,000 for the pro.
curemerut of Immediate supplies.
The state department officials are of
the opinion that it will not suffice to
send money to Cuba, but bellevts that
in view of the high prices prevailing
on the Island H will be best to pro
cure at least a portion of the btores in
this country and send them by freight
steamers to Cuba,
RAILROAD WAR AT NEW PALTZ.
Tho Wnllklll Valley Itond Refuses to
Allow n Troliny Lino Cross,
New Paltz, N. Y May 24. It Is
thought that there will be trouble be
fore morning between the employes of
the Wallklll Valley railroad and the
new Highland and New Paltz trolley
line, whlnh line is now being built. Tho
road Is nearly completed, and foe the
past two days work 1ms been nt a
standstill, owing to the refusal of tlio
Wallklll Valley railroad offlclals to al
low the trolley line to cross Its tracks
at New Paltz, which It Is desired to
cross so as to secure part of the heavy
summer trnvel to and from Lnke Mo
honk and Lake Mlnncwaskn, and other
resorts In the picturesque Shawnngunk
mountains. Previously the Wallklll
Valley railroad has had a monopoly of
this trafllo, which has resulted most
advantageously to the road.
On Saturday night, hearing that nn
attempt was to be made by the trolley
line to cross Its track, a Wallklll Val
ley train was sent to New Paltz to
guard the crossing, and a large force
of men, under the command of Road
master Sullivan, watched for the an
ticipated attempt to cross. No attempt
was made. Tonight it Is reported that
the trolley company has several hun
dred Italians at a point near New Paltz
and that the attempt to clear the rail
toad track and then lay the crossing
will be modesomo time after midnight.
Trouble Is expected. If the sidiemo Is
Tbc Case of Knorr and Wintcrstccn
Will Oc Called at Bloomsburg
Today at Nine o'Clock.
Bloomshurg, Pa., May 24 The Knorr
Wlntersteen dynamite conspiracy case
will be called at 0 o'clock tomorrow
morning In the Columbia county court
house before Judge Ermentrout, of
Reading. Attorneys A. S. L. Shields,
of Philadelphia, and J. II. Jacobs and
H. P. Keister, of Reading, will appear
for the defense, and District Attorney
Graham, of Philadelphia; James Scai
let, of Danville; W. II. Rhawn, of Cata-
LLOYD S. WINTER.STEEN.
wlssa, and ex-Senator Grant Herring
for the prosecution.
All are on hand. The day will be
taken up in securing a Jury.
Short Sessions of the Supremo Coun
cil Held nt lloston.
Boston, May 24. Only a short session
of the supreme council of tho, Royal Ar
canum was held this morning, In ordpr
to allow the members to attend a re
ception by the governor at noon. On
the. report of the committee on salaries
and compensations, the salaries of the
supreme officers were fixed the same as
last year. An amendment was Intro
duced, providing that It the last day
ifor the payment of assessments by
members falls on Sunday or a legal
holiday, payment may be made on tho
succeeding day. The matter was re
ferred to the committee on laws.
On tho report of the committee on
subordinate councils, It was voted not
to reduce the degree fee or the fee for
On recommendation of the committee
on grand councils, It was voted to con
tinue the system of assistance to the
small and weak grand councils.
BAPTIZED UNDER OLD GLORY.
A Thousand People Witness a River
Immersion of Women.
New Castle. Del., May 24. About 1,
000 people gathered along the Delaware
river this afternoon and witnessed the
baptism of three women converts ac
cording to the ceiemonles of the Sev
enth Day Adventlsts. After the service
by Elder John F. Jones, of Baltimore,
Md., the women, Mrs. Elmer Walling
and Mrs. Jume3 Elliott, of New Castle,
and Miss Annie Lodge, of Wilmington,
clad In calico dresses, were Immersed
by the elder.
An American flag floated above the
beach where the baptism took place.
SHOT WITH HER CHILI) AT HER SIDE.
A Young Wife Slain by Her Husband
After n Qunrrcl.
Chicago, 111., May 24. Lying helpless
ly ill, with her three-year-old child
asleep at her side, Mrs. Nellie Dawson,
25 years old, was shot and killed by her
husband, John Dawson, this afternoon.
The shooting followed a quarrel.
The murderer Is at large, but the po
lice declare he will soon bo captured, us
he Js well known to them.
Kt. Louis Tiirnfest Mado Money.
St. Louis, May 21. The National Hoard
of tho North American Turner Uund has
completed an accounting of tho expenses
and receipts of tho recent Turnfost, held
at flt. Louis. The receipts were $32,000 und
the oxpenecs 127,000.
Eagle Lake, Ind., May 21. At the open
Ing of the afternoon session of tho Prim,
byterlan General Assembly Hon. John
Wanamaker mado the opening uddreu.
IN THE SENATE
AT OLD MADRID
Francisco Slvcla Directs
ACCUSES DUKE OF TETUAN OF ERROR
Ho Also Makes n Sprcnd-Cnglo
Speech, in Which Ho Clinrnctcrlzcs
the Action of tlio American Senate
in Hccognizlng Cuban Uclllgcrcncy
as a "Great Iniquity."
Madrid, May 24. In tho sennto today
In reply to a conservative senator who
asked why the liberals were nbsent
Honor Canovas del Castillo, the pre
"In the opinion of the government
the matter which the liberals plead as
nn excuse for their absence from the
senate Is an Incident of a purely per
sonal character, which has already
The governor respects the opinion of
the liberal minority, but rejects their
theory of the Incident and their de
mands for the resignation of the min
ister of foreign affairs, is contrary to
the constitution of parliament.
"Formerly I governed in the absence
of a minority, but under the present
circumstances the responsibility be
longs to all parties. It Is Impossible to
face the negotiations now on foot with
out serious detriment, If we change
the foreign minister."
The Marquis of Peralcs, on behalf
of tho dissident conservatives, declared
that under the circumstances they felt
compelled to absent thcmselvcfe until
the liberals had received satisfaction.
In the chamber of deputies tho pre
mier repeated the statement he had
made that he regretted the absence
of the liberals because It prevented
Scnor Sagasta from defending him
self against certain accusations aris
ing out of an erroneous Interpretation
of one of his speeches. Senor Cano
vas referred to the bad Impression
which had been pi educed In this way
at Washington, where, he said, It seems
is be suppposcd trat the sal of C ilu
was a possible thing. "Spain," said
Senor Canovas, "Is not a natlon-of mer
chants, capable of selling Its honor."
Senor Francisco Stvela, leader of thu
dissident conservatives, who quarreled
with Senor Canovas, in 1891 over the
expediency of reforming the municipal
abuses in Madrid, accused tho Duke of
Tetuan of a grave error, which could
not be righted by a few eloquent words.
He said the foreign minister ought to
oxalate his offence by re g.n?. In
the course of his speech he described
tho action of the United States sen
ate In recognizing the belligerency of
ithe Cuban insurgents as "a great In
iquity," and characterized the diplo
matic conduct of tho government as al
together blameworthy, adding an .ex
pression of his doubt as to the intel
ligent of Senir Canovas In return
ing the Duke of Tetuan under the cir
cumstances. CAUGHT IN QUICKSAND.
Terrible Fate of Four Workmen Em
ployed by tbc City of Fort
Wayne-List of tbc Dead.
Fort Wayne, Ind., May 24. Four
workmen employed by the city were
engulfed In quicksand today. Three of
them were killed. The dead are: A.
Dennis, A. Brown and James Christie.
Michael Sheehey was fatally Injured.
The men were digging a tijench for
water mains. When about six feet be
low the Burface, a vein of quicksand
was broken and all four were engulfed
In a mass of sand and rock. Sheehey
was rescued but will probably die.
ON STREET PARTLY DRESSED.
A North Carolina Drummer Aston
IhIics Promenndcrs in ljultimorc.
Baltimore, May 24. Samuel Boyd, a
travelling man from Greensboro, N. C,
dressed In nn undershirt nnd drawers
promenaded Baltimore street today to
the nstonlshment and amusement of
thu hundreds out for an afternoon
Boyd was a guest at Ganzhorn's
hotel and was taken ill while In his
room with munla potu. He walked out
of the hotel and was soon headed for
the city hall. He walked unmolested
until ho reached tho city detective's
Here Boyd appeared before Chief
Freeburger, and said that he was Lord
Baltimore nnd came to announce that
the Monumental City would b brought
to a close tonight. The officials weie
not long In sending him to tho City
KILLED HIS WIFE'S ADMIRER.
A Negro's Deathly Kngo Over An
Red Bank, N. J.. May 24. James
Rosier clubbed and shot David Locker
to death last night on the mad between
here and Shrewsbury. Both men, ne
groes, lived at Shrewsbury und were
farm laborers. The killing, It Is al
leged,, resulted from the fondness
shown by Rosler's wife for Locker and
Mis. Rosier was In Red Bank last
night and Locker was returning home
with her when they met the woman's
husband. Rosier attacked Locker, beat
ing him about the head with a revolver
and shot him In the head. Locker died
soon nfter. The murderer gavo him
It Is Ilul.ding in Cnllforiiln-.Tho
Projectors Hope to Do Wonders.
San Francisco, May 24. At Grand Is
land, on the Sacramento River, an air
ship Is now building yith gasoline as
motive power, tho propelling and steer
ing to be dono by strong aluminum
propellers. The machine Is building by
the Sweany-Davenport company. The
ship will be 125 feet long and the car.
will be 47 feet from the top of the
cylinder. The width will bo 37 feet
from tip to tip of the propellers.
The machine consists of an ellip
tical, gas-filled cylinder with two pro
pellers, one on each side of the cyllnd-
er. It is steered entirely by tho pro
pellers. Tho cylinder is mado non-collapsable
by bicycle tubing running
lengthwise with It, and underneath It
Is a small compensating cylinder Into
which the hydrogen gas escapes when
tho gas expands, and returns again
into the cylinder when tho machine
nenrs the earth.
Tho promoters expect to make a trial
trip next month. They will sail over
this city. If tho machine Is a success
they propose to cross tho continent in
It. As no gas Is lost they will not have
to stop to generate gas.
MAQGIE A PUGILISTIC WIDOW.
Sho Accuses Andrew Martin of Stent
ing Her Wntch and Assaults Him.
Cumberland, Md., May 24. Mrs. Mag
gie Doremor, a young widow, created
great excitement on the street here last
night by assaulting Andrew Martin,
of Lonconlng. She met Martin with
the remark, "You stole my watch,"
and grabbing at his watch chain, she
landed him a pugilistic blow on tho
no, causing the blood to run freely.
Calling him "a cowardly dog," sho
displayed a plcco of watch chain, which
she tore from his vest adding:
"I got this much anyway." Th'e epi
sode brought at least 1,000 people to
gether. A man who had climbed an
electric light pole yelled: "Give him
nn uppcrcut." Clenching her fist In
Martin's face, she eald: "Yes, I'll give
you an uppercut," Mis. Deremer was
struck once under the eye by Martin.
Last summer sho horsewhipped Martin
In Narrows park. She alleges Martin
borrowed her watch and 'failed to re
An Interpretation of tbc Inter-State
Commerce Law Is Made By tbc
Washington, May 21. An Important
decision Interpreting the Inter-state
commerce law was made by the Su
preme court today In the case of C. S.
Wright, plaintiff in error vs the Unit
ed States from the District court for
the western district of Pennsylvania
The case grW out of competition be
tween the Pan Handle and tho Balti
more and Ohio roads for the beef car
rying business of F. II. Bruenlng, a
w'holesade beet dealer, of Pittsburg
who purchased his beef by the carload
from Cincinnati. Tho rates charged by
both roads for beef was 15 cents per
hundred pounds between Cincinnati
and Pittsburg. The Pan Handle road
had a sidetrack at Bruenlng's place of
business so thatt he could unload ship
ments Into his -premises while It cost
him three and a half cents per hun
dred to "haul the goods from the Balt
imore and OhJp station. To secure-the
buslncs the Baltimore and Ohio made
an arrangement to deliver the goods
to Bruenlng's warehouse and afterward
Bruenlng offered to do the hauling
hlmsolf for three and a, half cents per
hundred, paying the railroad 15 crnts
per hundred for freight and present
ing a monthly bill for three and a half
cents per hundred weight to the rail
road company, which was paid. Hnry
Wolf, another dealer, paii the enmo
freight rates and also paid for his
hauling, the distance being nearly as
great as Mr. Bruenlng's goods were
h'auled. Complaint was made that the
arrangement was In violation of section
two of the Interstate commerce net,
prohibiting rebates, drawbacks, etc.,
and the first Circuit court, and today
the Supreme court sustained this con
tention. Justice Brewer said that while
the question was submitted to a Jury
in the Circuit court It was one of law
rather than of fact. It was contended
by the railroad oompany that It was
necessary to offer the Inducement to
Mr. Bruenlng to get his business, but
not to Mr. Wolf because he would have
to do carting whichever lino he patron
ized, but the court did not sustain this
contention. The law, said Justice
Brewer, was designed to compel every
carrier to give equal rights to all ship
pers over Us road and to forbid It by
any desire to enforce higher charges
against one than another. It was con
tended that this section was not in
tended to prohibit a carrier from rend
ering more service to one shipper than
to another for tho samo charge, but
fo the same service the charge should
be equal, but the court holds that the
practical effect In this case was to
charge ono man 13 cents and another
11 for the amo service, and that
there was a discrimination.
English Capitalists Trying to
Rights fdr u Prcight Ilond.
Managua, Nicaragua, May 24. For
the last three weeks Charles Smith,
representing a syndicate of English
capitalists, has been quietly but ac
tively engaged in enlisting the Interest
of willing officials In behalf of a freight
railway across Nicaragua against the
American Canal company's contract.
For two months prior to coming here
he was in "Costa Rica promoting the
Henry Kennedy Pnrdoned.
Washington, May 24. Tho president has
pardoned, In order to restore citizenship
to Harry H. Kennedy, sentenced In Tnll
adcrphla to ten years' imprisonment for
misapplication of tho Spring Garden Na
tional bank funds. Kennedy wbb sentenced
In ISO! and President Cleveland commut
ctl his sentence to seven years Imprison
ment with deduction for good behavior.
Washington, May 21. President Ilpnry
O. Havcmeyer, of the American Sugar Re
fining company, will bo placed on trial In
tho criminal court tomorrow morning on
the Indictment charging him with having
refused to answer questions put to him
by tho senate committee Investigating tho
Washington. May !4. Tho United States
Supreme court Uday In a decision by Jus
tice Brewer In tho caso of Merchants and
Manufacturers National bank or Pitts
burg vs. the Commonwealth or Pennsyl
vania, affirmed the. validity of the state
law of 1831 in respect to the taxation of
Bremen, May .21. Arrived: 'Allen, from
New York, via Cherbourg. New York
Cleared; Aurtnla, Liverpool; Travc, lire
men, via Plymouth,
Caucus of Republican Senators to
SOME OBJECTIONABLE AMENDMENTS
Massachusetts and Connecticut Con
gressmen Combine to Secure
Chnnges in tho Proposed Tarlir on
Leaf Tobacco nnd Hldcs--Ncw
England Paper Manufacturers Ob
ject to the .New Itntcs.
Washington, May 24. Immediately
after the adjournment of tho senate
today, at 12.03 o'clock, the Republican
senators went Into caucus on tho tariff
bill. Two hours afterward there was
no Indication that the meeting would
adjourn soon. Senator Allison presid
ed, and there was a very full attend
ance of senators. The preliminary dis
cussion dealt In general with the
amendments offered by Republican sen
ators Independently of the finance com
mittee. In many cases these amend
ments are not approved by tho finance
committee and the committee would
not Incorporate them In the amended
bill as It was reported to the senate.
An effort was made this afternoon
to compromise Interests of this kind
and to secure united action on every
proposition which a Republican may
make regarding the bill In open senate.
It cannot be denied that here Is a great
difference of opinion on the various
schedules among Republicans, but the
leaders expressed the belief that har
monious action will be secured.
It has been decided that Senator Al
drlch will call up the bill tomorrow
and make an opening speech of about
an hour In length.
The senators and representatives
from Massachusetts nnd Connecticut
now In Washington held a meeting this
morning In the military committee
room of the senate, to devise means of
securing certain changes in the senate
tariff bill. The meeting was the out
como of dissatisfaction mainly with the
tobacco schedule and the proposed duty
on hides. Assurances of changes In a
number of minor items have already
been made by Senator Aldrlch. At
this morning's meeting nothing more
than combined opposition to certain
schedules was agreed upon. Senator
riatt, of Connecticut, representing the
finance committee, made a brief ad
dress, showing tho difficulties which
beset the committee in balancing the
Interests of the east and of tho west.
The senators promised the meeting to
use their efforts to secure an Increase
of the duty on leaf tobacco from $1.50
to $2 per pound. It also appears cer
tain thai all of them except Senator
Piatt will vote against a duty on hides.
The paper manufacturers of New
England have representatives hero to
opposo ono change made by the fin
ance committee In the paper schedule.
The house bill provided a compound
rate of 15 per cent, odvalorem and S
cents speclflo duty on tissue papers,
and the finance committee not only re
duced tho specific to nix cents, but
rearranged the paragraph. It Is found
that under the rearrangement the high
grades of papers In the paragraph
would have no protection. Tho sche
dule will be amended probably.
MAY DIVERSIFY TRADE.
Very Successful Test of a ' Structural
Steel Mill la Which Several
Scraotonians Are Interested.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
. Duluth, Minn., May 24. The test
of the Structural Steel mill at this point
was made on Friday and Saturday of
laBt week and It proved a great suc
cess. Thirty-four-inch beams sections
with seven-Inch flanges were rolled on
a twelve-ton mill with only three
skilled men employed. By the late
method rolls weighing several hundred
tons were needed and a large force of
The use of structural steel Is grow
ing more rapidly than any other busi
ness In the United States. This uni
versal mill can make any size section
with any width flanges, and many dif
ferent shapes that Carnegie & Co. can
not make, which firm Is now the leader
In the manufacture of structural steel.
Solid sections can be rolled which now
havo to 1 riveted together or "built
up." Beams can be mado down as
small as two inches, and the small sizes
used In building moderate priced
houses will be an Important factor.
The success of this mill will undoubt
edly revolutionize the manufacture of
structural steel. Several parties have
ulready made applications for the use
of It on royalty, and the company pro
pose to make this a moderate one so
that every manufacture of steel can
afford to use It,
The Scranton parties Interested In it
are Slmpkins & Watklns, William Con
nell, P. S. Page, E. L. Fuller and Burke
Brothers. R. T. McCabe, of Now York
city, a former Scrantonlan, is the presi
dent of the company.
HE DIED IN TWO MINUTES.
A Voting Cleric Drinks Cyanide of
Potash, Supposing It to He Water.
Washington, May 24. John Gorges, a.
young clerk, met a sudden and pe
culiar death today. He had occasion
to visit Koch's Jewelry store, in the
southeastern purt of the city. While
waiting for the Jeweller ho picked up
n tumbler from the showcase und drunk
a few swallows of what he supposed
to be wuter.
It contained, Instead, a strong solu
Ion of cyanide of potush, and Goiges
u.ed In two minutes.
CHASED THIEVES BY STEAM.
Gouverneur lluwlcsliuivti Pursued
Itobbors in ii Locomotive
Gouverneur, May 24. For three
months Northern New Yprk has been
afflicted by many burglaries north i of
Syracuse and In that city. The rob
beries have been along tho lino of tho
Rome, Watertown and Ogdonsburg
railroad. Early yesterday morning the
1 freight station in this place was brok-
en into nnd a quantity of slices, pro
visions nnd liquor was stolen.
When the station was opened tho loss
as discovered and tho pollco were
notified. At about noon they found nn
old man in a box-car In tho upper
yard; he was very sick and had been
abandoned by his companions. Later,
white the train on tho fjouverncur and
Oswegntchlo railroad was at llalles
boro Baggage-agent Llllle taw four
suspicious characters crossing the
tracks toward an empty car.
Tlio Gouvernour police were notified.
There -was no train, but Chief Harder
Is a man of many resources. The
through Rome, Watertown and Og
densburg freight had Just pulled into
the station, and tho chief got tho en
gineer to uncouple and carry him nnd
two officers upon a Gouverneur and Og
densburg tender. The trip was a record-breaker
and the pollco arrived in
time to catch the gang, with evidence
in their possession. The men were ar
rested and brought back on tho en
gine. GENERAL TRADE REVIVAL
President Thomson of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Relieves that Increased
Tralfic Will Assist It Greatly.
Philadelphia, May 21. President
Frank Thomson, of the Pennsylvania
Railroad company, has returned from
an Inspection trip over the lines be
tween Philadelphia and Pittsburg nnd
the Pennsylvania company's lines west
of the latter city. In an Interview to
day with a reporter of the Associated
Press Mr. Thomson said:
"I am very much pleased with tho
general condition of th'e property, not
withstanding the enforced economies
of the past eight or nine months. My
time was principally devoted to an ac
tual Inspection of the property and I
did not, therefore, have as much oppor
tunity to meet representatives of im
portant business Interests as I would
have desired. However, from those I
did see, I learned that the volume of
business had not as yet Increased but
there Is a decidedly more hopeful feel
ing. In the cities of nttsburg, Cincin
nati, Cleveland, Louisville, Indianapolis
and Chicago I found that th'e tendency
toward lmpnn-ement is strong. The
universal opinion In the west is that
the crops of the coming season will be
unusually heavy. Altogether I come
back with the feeling that the time Is
not far distant when We will see a de
cided improvement in railroad traffic.
If It Is possible to pbtaln some favor
able legislation at the hands of con
gress which will enable railroad man
agers to feel more confident In the fu
ture, I have no doubt that, additional
expenditures by tho railroads will con
tribute very largely toward tho resto
ration of good times."
"Is the Pennsylvania railroad con
templating any extensions or Improve
ments?" "Up to this lime' we have felt It ne
cessary to suspend the expenditure of
any large sum of money for improve
ment and extensions, but as soon as
we find that the traffic is increasing
and other conditions warrant it, we are
prepared to expend tho usual amounts
for improvements. The commercial
depression has been felt most severely
In the iron and steel business nnd as
the Pennsylvania system of railroads
passss through the districts most di
rectly Interested In that kind of traffic
wo naturally feel tho depression more
keenly than some of the other roads.
As I said before, however, tho tendency
toward Improvement is strong and I
believe the country will In oi short
while begin to feel the effects of a
general trade revival."
Stole Crcnm from Farmers.
Youngstown, O., May 24. At a cream
ery ten miles ficm this city a well-known
dairyman was discovered nt midnight
skimming tho cream from milk left for
sale by farmers, and transferlng It to
his own cans. For aomo tlmo tho milk
delivered by the farmers has been below
tho standard, and none could explain
why, but since tho mystery has'' been
solved the farmers will go Into1 court un
less tho dairyman settles promptly.
Morphine Beside n Dcnd Jinn.
Steubenvllle, O., iMay 24. The remains
of James. Frye, foreman at the Star com
posing room, this city, who was found
dead in bed at a hotel In Cleveland, were
brought hero last night and fcurlrd to
day. Mr. Fryo had been at a snnlturium,
at Warren, O.. being treated for tho mor
phlno habit, but escaped Thursday and
went to Cleveland. When found dead a
morphlno bottlo was at Frye's sldo.
Sccrctnry Hoscvelt's Investigation.
Washington, May 24. Assistant Secreta
ry Roosevelt Is pursuing his Investigation
of the state of laboring forces In tho navy
yard with vigor. He will leave Washing
ton tomorrow for Philadelphia and ex
pects to spend Wednesday and Thursday
In looking into tho conditions at the
Leaguo Island navy yard, nnd Inspecting
tho steel works at Bethlehem, Pa., whero
naval armor and supplies are. mado.
Wounded Ono of thu llurclnrs.
Cumberland, Md,, May 24. Ernest Mc
Kenzle, of Riverside, nlno miles from here,
was today confronted by two thlovcs as
ho entored his door. McKenzIo crashed
one, named Miller, over tho head with a
poker and shot him through tho arm,
making an cosy capture. Ho shot at tho
other man, but ho escaped.
THE NEWS TIUS M0RN1NU.
Weather Indications Today:
Generally Pair; Cooler,
(General) House Leaders Defer Action
on tho Senato Cuban Rerolutlon.
Revolution Is Feared In Greece.
Lively 'limes In the Spanish Senate.
Senato Tariff Change
(Sports) Scranton Downs tho Ponies.
'Eastern, National and Atlantic Loaguo
Information for Whist Players.
(State) Day's" Work of tho Legisla
ture. Amateur Uaso Ball.
(Story) "Tho Demon of Revenge."
(Local) Busy Day In tho Lackawanna
(Local) Taylor Jumped Through tho
Alderman's Office Window.
Board of Control .Meeting,
'Dunmoro Election Contest,
(Local) West Side and City Suburban,
Lackawanna County News.
Neighboring County Happenings
Financial and Commercial. ,
Angry Citizens Liable to
Rise and Make Some
PEOPLE VERY BITTER
Irregular Troops Are Swarm
ing City of Athens.
Colonel Mnnos Tries to Kill Himself
in Jnil--llnlll Says tlio Pence Con
ditions Will Not Ho Severe--Diplomats
in Constantinople Instructed!
to Act for tho Mediating Powers.
London, May 23. Tho stupor that has
pervaded Athens for several days in
passing awny and a revolution Is still
possible. The details of the successive
Greek flights and the charges of cow-
ardlce made by foreign papers against
the whole nation have greatly embit
tered the popu lace against the military
Refugees who have arrived at Dho
moko say that they saw Prince Nich
olas with tears trickling down his fnce
on the morning of Wednesday last as
he viewed tho melancholy flight of the
troops. Yet he always headed tho
Couriers had to follow him to tell him
that a truce had been arranged. Ho
had disappeared, however, and tho
couriers learned that he had gone to
Thermoplyno In a boat from Stylida.
Thither they went after him and ho re
turned. A dispatch to the Dally Graphic from
Corfu, dated yesterday, reports that
Colonel Manos, late commander of tho
Greeks at Eplrus, attempted on Friday
to commit suicide In the Jail. He had
been sent, handcuffed, with his entire
staff, to Athens, whero he will be tried
by a court-martial.
A statement made by the Greek
prime minister, M. Ralll, Is published.
He says that he has received assur
ances that the conditions of peace will
not be likely to hinder Greece's prog
ress and development.
This will lead to disappointment in
certain quarters, for It Is accepted an
meaning that there will be a restora
tion of the status quo ante bellum with
out the payment of an Indemnity by
A despatch to tho Times from Con
stantinople says that the powers havo
Instructed the diplomats to act toward
the Porte as representatives of tho
This disproves a. despatch from Ath
ena which said that Edhem Pasha had
claimed' to have power to immediately
arrange terms of peaco with Crown'
Prince Constantino and that the lat
ter had been forbidden to treat with,
SCENES AT ATHENS.
(Athens, May 23. The neutral zona
decided upon yesterday by the Graeco
Turklsh commission appointed for tho
purpose under tho stipulations of tho
armistice Includes the passes of Mount
Othrys. This compels each army to
It was decided1 by the commission
that regular troops would replace the
irregulars employed as advance guards
on both sides.
It Is learned that the battle of Dho
moko was a Sedan that failed. Edhnm
Pasha, tho Turkish commander-in-chief,
planned to completely overpower
and capture the Greek army. Tho
divisions commanded by Halrl, Nns
chat and Hamdt Pashas ought to havis
converged on Dhomoko, while Memduh
Pasha cut off the retreat of tho Greeks
through the Fourka Pais. Halrl Pashu,
however, failed to attack the Greeks,
who were thus able to hold Dhomoko
until nightfall, when they retreated bn
for Memduh could circumvent them.
A batch of COO Irregulars who hud
been serving In the province of Eplrus
seized a train and compelled the offi
cials to convey them to the city.
Special constables and troops patrol
the streets day and night to guard
against disorders, and the prison
guardK have been doubled, lest nn at
tempt be made to release the prisoners.
Tho Cretan chiefs have sent a doc
ument to tho Grcek government de
flating that they are unanimously i.n
'aver of political union with Greece,
b'al r.f.king tha advice of the govern
ment as to the best courre to pursue
consWently and with diie esard to
London, May 25. Tho Athens -correspondent
of the Times says: The In
tentions of the sultan are greatly dis
trusted here, and It Is believed that ho
Is avoiding negotiations for peace
through the powers lccnusQ he wants
Edhem Pasha to march to Athens."
London, May 25. A dispatch to tho
Dally Mall from Rome says that the
king of Greece Is beglnnlg to reassert
himself, and will soon be nble to dis
miss M. Ralll and to appoint M. Kata
pano as premier.
London, May 25. The correspondent
of tho Times at Constantinople says:
"Tho sultan when telegraphing to
Emperor William his thanks for the
latter's advice, begged him to continue
It and expressed the hope that advlco
which was founded upon tho strong
friendship uniting the emperor and
himself would show Turkey tho way
to obtain the full recognition of her
rights as a victorious power."
The Herald's cathcr Forecast.
New York, May 23,-In tho Middle states
nud New England today, partly cloudy to
fair, much cooler weather nud fresh north
erly to northwesterly winds will provall,
preceded In the morning by rain on the
coasts and sever frosts In tho iuko region
and followed by frosts tonight In western
and northern districts (us fur south ns tho
Delaware Valley), On Wednesday, in
both of theso sections, clear, warmer
weather will prevail with light westerly
winds, backing to couUerly,