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"TWO CeSs." SCEaSo', PA., THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1897.
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Trial of the Alleged Con
spirators Is Now
GRANT HERRING'S ADDRESS
Some Things the Prosecution
Expects to Prove.
Levi Wnllor the First Witness Rxnw
incd Jolin Urtwcin llcnrtl Threat.
Knto Dims Also (Jives Damaging
Kvldcnco Agniust Wiiitcrstoen.
Clifton Knarr on the Witness
Stand--Ho Testifies in llcgnrd to
His First Business Transaction
With tho Defendant -- Story of n
Deed nndTInn to Client Creditors.
Bloomsburg. May 26. The Wlnter
steen dynamite trial pot fairly under
way today, and the hearing or testi
mony was begun this afternoon. When
tho morning sebslon opened, Grant Her
llng, who Is associated with District
Attorney Harman In the prosecution,
made the first address to the Jury, out
lining the commonwealth's case.
He reviewed the details of the dyna
mite explosion which wrecked Mr. Wal
ler's house, stunned the Inmates and
startled the neighborhood. He took up
tho events leading up to the alleged
conspiracy, Including the charge that
the plot was concocted to cover up
Wlntersteen's mismanagement as ad
ministrator of the estate of Colonel
Samuel Knorr. He said that by Wln
tersteen's schemlnii he secured a trans
fer of Clinton Knorr's stock In the
Bloomsburg Iron company and after
wards attempted to secure Mrs. Knorr's
shares In the same concern. Wlnter
' eteen, he said, had endeavored to In
duce her to vacate the suit In equity
that resulted from his alleged attempt
to prevent exposure and growing angry
upon her refusal, uttere'd threats
'.against Mr. Waller, who was Mrs.
Knorr's attorney; how, scheming, he
Becured possession of the stock of Mil
dred Knorr and Mrs. Smith. He said
the commonwealth would produce a
witness who would swear that Wlnter
Bteen said he would serve twenty years
In the penitentiary It he could put a
bullet through Waller. Other alleged
threats of a similar nature were quot
ed. He said the commonwealth would
produce as a witness a former servant
of Wlntersteen, who will testify that
at his own table Wlntersteen declared
vehemently: "I will kill Levi Waller."
When reproached by his wife he said
to her: "Yes, if It would not be for you
'The testimony of Knorr" continued
Mr. Herring, "will be oltered to show
th'at Wlntersteen asked Knorr to kill
Ills stepmother, that he, Knorr, re
ceived twenty-five dollars to go to New
v -k and secure a man who would
wile here and kill Mrs. Knorr, but that
--'TTnorr went to Reading Instead and
wrote to Wlntersteen that he was Blck;
that when Knorr afterwards went
home to live with his stepmother Wln
tersteen suggested that he might get a
chance to poison Mrs. Knorr; that
"Wlntersteen promised him fle thous
and dollars If he could get his step
mother to slsn papers assigning her
Iron company stock to him, Wlnter
steen, and drop her suit against him,
nnd that when Knorr reported his fail
ure, Wlntersteen said he rould with
pleasure hit her In the head with' an
THE DIPHTHERIA GERMS.
The story about securing diphtheria
Kcrms and scattering them through
Mrs. Knorr's clothing, how Knorr pur
chased a revolver and laid in wait to
shoot Waller and the subsequent move
ments of Knorr and Wlntersteen were
carefully reviewed. Mr. Herring's ref
erence to Knorr's movements and his
stay at Mrs. Sallle Goat's house at
Heading, shows that the latter will bo
n very Important witness fo- Vie com
monwealth. " j
Mr. Herring occupied thl , re fore
noon In opening the case.
Levi E. Waller, the prosecutor, was
tho first witness called. He gave the
deiullrf of the explosion and subsequent
efforts to get a clue to the perpetrat
ors of the crime. Ho offered In evi
dence five sticks of dynamite found by
him under a pile of boards on Mrs.
Knorr's lot as described by Clifton
Knorr In his confession before the mag
istrate. Waller was counsel for Mrs.
Knorr In the equity suit against Wln-
tvisteen, James Scarlet, of Danville,
being associated with him at Waller's
solicitation. Thero were several sh'arp
passes between counsel for the defense
and tho prosecution during an attempt
to show that Detective Henderson,
worked for a reward. Mr. Waller said
he withdrew the reward ho had of
fered and paid Henderson six dollars a
day. There was no' contingent reward.
The next witness was 1'. G. Miller, a
coul dealer of Bloomsburg, who testi
fied that in the spring of 1831, Wlnter
steen said in his (Miller's) house "That
h'o'd fcerve twenty years In tho peniten
tiary to put a bullet through Levi
John Ertweln, a laborer, of Blooms
burg, testified that In Wlntersteen's
office In 1894 the defendant said he
"would willingly serve twenty years
of his life In the Eastern penitentiary
to have the privilege of putting" a
bullet through Levi Waller's heatt."
I have laid lnwalt for him but ho
never came my way, I could draw his
blood as easily as not."
Miss Kate Davis, who had been cm
ployed aa a domestic by Wlntersteen,
testified that In October, 1895, in the de
fendant's dining room, Wlnstersteen
exclaimed; "Levi Waller Is a rascal, he
is a scroundrcl, I could kill him I
could blow him. Up If It was not for
tm (indicating his. wife.) Damn It,
I'll get even with him some day. It
takes a pretty smart fellow to get
ahead of this fellow (Indicating him
self).' KNORR ON THE STAND.
There was a craning of necks when
the name of Clifton Knorr, who yes
terday pleaded guilty to the charges
against him, was called. Knorr testi
fied that ho was 26 jcars old In July.
In nnswer to questions by District At
torney Graham, of Philadelphia, he
said: "I have known Wlntersteen ever
since ho entered my father's office,
about fifteen years ago. In the fall
of 1889 I went to college nnd attended
there for three years, but did not grad
uate. After leaving college, I stayed
at homo about a year, "and then went
to Reading. I know Levi Waller and
remember when the bill In equity was
filled. I was party to it, nnu was rep
resented by Mr. Waller, Waller and
Scarlet, were attorneys for my mother
and my sister, Mildred. It was after
the bill had been filed that I met
Wlnstersteen In his office. I went there
to sell him my Interest In the bank
building. I next met him In Harrls
burg for tho purpose of selling him my
stock In the Bloomsburg Iron company.
The i meeting was prearranged. George
Whltmer came to me and I sold my
stock for $3,000 and got a check for
It, but returned the check two days
latter. I then wrote to Wlntersteen
and be answered.
In consequence of this correspond
ence I met Wlntersteen at Harrlsburg
at the Commonwealth hotel, April 10,
1894. He then said that while litiga
tion was In progress the stock was
not worth anything, nnd he was only
buying It as a favor to me, but would
take the risk and get out of It what he
could. He offered mo $2,000 for It and
gave me a check for that amount and
a written agreement that he would pay
me $1,000 If I would get for him the
stock belonging to my stepmother. I
afterwards tore Up this agreement.
The check for $2,000 I had cashed at
the Bloomsburg National bank two
days after It was drawn. In connec
tion with the effort to get my step
mother to sell her stock I next saw
Wlntersteen In July, 1S9C. Concerning
Mildred's stock he spoke to me In
January, 1893. He said a good way to
get It would be to begin proceedings
to part the property at Harrlsburg and
bring It almost to a sale, and then
Mildred would sell her stock In the
Iron company. The house was occu
pied by my grandmother and Wlnter
steen said before my sister would see
her thrown out, she would consent to
Wlnstersteen was to pay the costs of
the proceedings In partition," said
Knorr, "and also to pay the counsel.
I signed tho petition to part the prop
erty. It was sent to me by Wlnter
steen, and was prepared by him and
executed In his office."
PLAN TO CHEAT CREDITORS, r
Witness here Identified the deed.
Continuing Knorr said: "Wlnstersteen
witnessed the deed, and as notary pub
lic acknowledged It, after the pro
ceedings In partition had been begun
In Harrlsburg in August, 1894. Tho
deed bears date of June 8. It was ex
ecuted In January, 1895. Wlnstersteen
antedated the deed to enable me to
cheat my creditors who had claims
against me. Wlnstersteen said we
would date the deed back before the
dates of the Judgment which had been
filed against the property. Wlntersteen
filled In the date, the 8th of June, In
The deed was to Mildred Knorr
Smith, my sister. She gave a transfer
of her stock In the Bloomsburg Iron
company for It. Wlntersteen gave me
$1,000 for this. I took the dead to New
York to my sister. Wlntersteen met
me at the St. Nicholas hotel there and
waited for me at the Barthuldl, whllo
I went up to my sister and got her
signature to a transfer of the stock.
She kept the deed. I gave a transfer
to Wlntersteen at the Bartholdl. Then
he wanted me to get my mother's stock
and I wrote to her about It that night.
Wlntersteen said ho would like to get
contiol of all the fctock before the
equity suit came up. Mildred refused
to sign a withdrawal from the equity
suit which I took to her. 1 came back
alono from New York the same day.
In July, 1895, at Reading, Wlntersteen
stopped at 710 Cherry street, where I
was living. In the evening we walked
out together, nnd I Inquired how I
could get some money. Ho replied that
If my mother would conveniently die
he would be In good fehape and could
get $4,000 or $5,000 for me. Wlntersteen
said an arbitration would be held and
he wanted mo for u witness. He said
he'd be at Waller in some way."
The register of the St. Nicholas hotel,
New York, was here produced, show
ing the signature of Knorr on Jan. 9,
1893, and Wlnteisteen Jap. 11, 1895.
EPISODE OF THE KNIFE.
"At Reading on Aug. 27, In an up
stairs room Wlntersteen saw a knife
lying In an open drawer. He picked It
up, and flourished it around, and said
he would Jlke to run It through Wal
ler's breast because he had hurt him
in the equity suit.
"Wlntersteen said he wished thero
was some way of getting somebody to
get Waller out of the way, or to throw
vltrol in his face. At the time of tho
arbitration meeting, I saw Wlnter
steen In his otllee and he aald In sub
stance, that something had to be done
to remove Waller aa the case had been
going on long enough, and he hart been
compelled to lose too much money al
ready. Wlntersteen directed mo to go
to my stepmother and endeavor to In
duce her to sell her Btock to him. I
paw her hut she refused to sell. When
I report"' to Wlntersteen he was very
angry i said It would give him
great plev lure to hit her on the head
with an axe. Wlntersteen said If they
continued tho suit much longer and
he continued to losa money, he would
hlro somebody to kill both of them,"
meaning Waller and Mrs. Knorr.
At G o'clock court adjourned until to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock,
Wlntersteen, tonight, said he was
positive of hlb acquittal.
Knorr related through examination
tho Incidents connected with and which
led un (o tho commission of the ter
rible crlmo with which Wlntersjeen,
is cnargeu.. j)i wie particulars con
nected with his frequent meetings and
communications with Mr. Wlntersteen
during the propagation of the plan
were brought put, also how the de
fendant had paid him money from
time to tlmo with which to secure in
struments of destruction to bo used
by htm In taking; the life of Waller.
This was followed by an account of
his actions upon the night previous
nnd morning of tho explosion, tho 11th
dny of September last, and of tho
subsequent effect of tho result of tho
attempt to destroy tho homo of Mr.
Waller upon tho defendant. During
tho examination of Knorr, District At
torney Graham, for the commonwealth,
nnd A, S. L. Shields, of tho defense
wero continually on their feet, object
ing and answering, to the evident
amusement of tho audience. Several
amusing situations were brought out
through the examinations, and alto
gether It was ono of the most enter
taining court sessions ever held here,
that Is for tho spectators.
NO CRISIS IN SPAIN.
Tlic Sale ol Cuba Is Opposed ThcrcFa
vorablc Report on the Projected
Almedan Quicksilver Mines.
Madrid, May 20. It Is understood
that Senor Sagasta, the Liberal lead
er, will shortly publish an Important
political statement, In which ho will
announce his unalterable opposition to
the sale of Cuba, and his unyielding
support of the Integrity of Spanish
The premier, Senor Canovas del Cas
tillo, denies the existence of a cabinet
crisis, and says he is resolved to re
main m office In spite of the abstention
of the opposition fiom taking part In
the sessions of the Cortez.
The Budget committee has reported
favorably on the projected loan with
the Almedan quicksilver mines aa se
curity, and has also reported favorably
on the financial measures proposed to
meet the expenses of tho wars.
AMERICANS IN CUBA.
Consul-(icucrnl Leo Telegraphs that
Ample Relief is nt Ilnud.
Washington, Muy 2C Consul Gener
al Lee cabled the state department
today, from Havana, that the amount
of supplies he has now on hand for the
relief of Amerlca.ii citizens In distress
Is abundant and will last for some
time. Presumably this statement np
plles generally to nil the consulates,
for tho consul general has been in
consultation with his subordinate con
suls on this very matter, by direction
of the secretary of state. At any rate,
the state department will now pause
before moving further In the direction
of tho distribution of relief.
Yesterday steps were begun to hurry
forward supplies from this country to
Cuba Just as soon as General L?e wns
heard from, Geneial Sullivan, commis
sary general, had selected one of his
most experienced assistants, Captain
Davis, who rendered .such good ser
vice at JMemphls In the relief of the
flood sufferers, to go to Cuba with the
supplies If necessary and distribute
them under the general plans of Gen
eral Lee. The New York commissary
depot was to undertake the purchase
of the supplies. R. A. Smith, a direc
tor in one of tha steamship lines ply
ing between New York and Havana,
had offered free transportation to Cuba
of the supplies and everything was In
train to move as soon as word came
from General Lee.
Now, however, the department will
wait until General Lee notifies It that
there Is further need for relief before
putting Its plan of sending more sup
plies into operation.
FARM HAND'S FORTUNE.
He Befriended n Poor, Sick Wo in mi
Onrn nnd Is Awarded.
San Francisco, May 26. Mr. William
F. Hastings, who has worked as an or
dinary farm laborer for years, has. Just
received news from England that he
has Inherited $73,000 left him by a wo
man whom he befriended fifteen years
ago, when she was poor and HI In Cali
fornia. At that time Hastings worked
on Mr. D. O. Mills' suburban estate at
Millbrae. Miss Carrie Burch was one
of the housemaids. She fell HI and
Hastings loaned her $200 of his savings.
After her recovery she went away an
a nurse to a rich woman, who went to
Australia. There Miss Burch married a
letlrcd shipmaster named Hall. She
repaid Hastings, nnd he heard no more
of her till a few days ago, when he re
ceived a letter from a lawyer named
Watson of London saying that six
j ears ago Mrs. Hall died, bequeathing
him all her estate. Since then Wat
son's American agent had been trying
to find Hastings. The lucky man Is
35 years old and has never been out
side of California. He Is waiting for a
icmltance to fjo to England.
OSTRACIZED HER IN SCHOOL
A Colored Girl Grnduutes from a High
School After Discouragements.
Indianapolis, May 26. Miss Carry
Parker, the only colored school girl In
Vermillion county, graduated from the
Clinton high school last night after four
years of discouragement. She was
practically ostracized by her fellow pu
pils during her entire course, nnd on
two occasions, when she resented in
sults, she was expelled from the school,
not because she was In the wrong,
but, as the trustees said, "to keep peace
In the family." She made a good record
despite her discouragements, and tri
umphed last night over all others In
her class w'hen she delivered her grad
Miss Parker's father Is a laborer. She
illl apply for a place In the mission
field and devote her life to teaching the
Duscrtcd Wife Drowns Herself.
Huntington. W. Va.. May 2C.-Sadle
Uurk's lovo for her hu3band, who a few
months nuo forsook her for anothe-,
caused her to take her llfo early this
morning by leaping Into tho Ohio rlvor
from the top of a steamboat anchored
near tho shore. The woman wnn 19 years
of ago and had been married scarcely a
Husband Tried to Drown Her.
Akron, O,, May 20, Mrs. John Btn
nae, wife of a wealthy Ghent farmer, to
day sued for divorce. Among other acts
of cruelty she charges that her husband
pushed her head foremost Into a sptlng
und held her under water till she was
Will Tear Down tho Capitol.
Harrlsburg, Pa., May 20. Allen B.
Rorkc, of Philadelphia, was awarded the
contract today by the new cupltol build.
In? commissioners for tear'ng down the
burned building and removing tho debris,
GIRL HORSE THIEF SET FREE.
Gov. Iltishnoll l'nrdons Mrs. Fisher,
Young, nud Throe Weeks n lirldc.
Columbus, O., May 28. Governor
Bushne'll tonight pardoned Mrs. Ger
trude Fisher, serving a one-year term
for horsd stealing. Gertrude Is Just 10,
pretty and audacious. Three weeks
ago she married Irwin Fisher In tho
Wilmington Jail. Fisher Is not yet 21.
He was convicted of complicity In tho
same theft, and Is serving a year's sen
tence In the Mansfield reformatory.
But from all accounts Gertrude was tho
moving spirit In the adventure which
resulted In the conviction of both for
horso stealing. Both belong to well
known Wilmington families.
Last fall they borrowed a horse and
buggy, drove six miles to Dayton, sold
tho outfit, went to Cincinnati", and
spent the money. Strong pressure wns
brought to bear upon Govornor Bush
nell to have Gertrude transferred to"
the Girls' Industrial school.
But she Is Just over tho age limit. So
rather than have the girl spend a year
among hardened female offenders In
the penitentiary the governor pardoned
her. She kissed the pardon when It
was handed to her.
WAR ON AFRO.AMERICANS-
Cowntdly Attempts of White Cnps to
Drho Them Out of Oklahoma.
Perry, Oklahoma, May 26. The col
ored people of Tecumseh have appealed
to the governor for protection from the
White Caps. Nearly every colored fam
ily In that town has received letters of
warning to leavo he country Imme
diately. It Is supposed that tho White
Caps are white laborers who do not
want negro competition.
For several days White Caps have
been threatening vengeance on negroes
If they do not leave the territory. Nor
man, a city of 2,000 Inhabitants, has not
a negro In town, all having been kept
out by a vigilance committee.
MAHATMAS HEARD FROM.
Precipitated Upon Tlieosophistsat Onset
Bay Camp GroundHow It
Came Is Unexplained.
Onset Bay, Mass., May 26. Thooso
phlsts pnd others at the Onset Bay
camp grounds have been greatly ex
cited of late- bv u. message which has
been received from the Mahatmas, and
which Is said to have been promulgat
ed through the medlumshlp of Henry
B. Foulke, leader of the followers of
Mme. Blavatsky. The communication
Is addressed to Annie Besant nnd tho
Countess Waekmelster, the. self-asserted
leaders of the Theosophlcal move-
Ument in the WJ.'s.t.
The message Is of considerable lengin.
nnd contains much that is purely per
sonal. Among other things It says:
"Theosophlsts, having chosen their own
leaders by volts and proxies of soci
eties arc refcponMble for their own fail
ure, as can be seen lif tho decadent
quality of their past year's propagan
das. It is only by following out the
plans which we have arranged in the
past, plans which originate In psychic
faculties, that further and growing
schisms can be avoided."
Mr. Foulke says tho message appears
to be tho result of a conference held
at Onset' Bay, when the Countess dl
Braz-sa, Mrs. Rosa Moore and party
were hl3 guests. He says one of the
leaders xansacked the cottage and pro
duced an idol, the famous Image of
Buddha. Sh'e placed this Image of
mystery on the table In the teceptlon
room, decked It with Mowers and be
sought It to deliver tho warring ele
ments, and lead them to seek peace
and find It at the Onset Bay camp
ground. This act, followed by the pre
cipitation of the communication, had
had a marked effect upon the Theoso
phlsts. Just how, wheie and when the mes
sage was read has not yet been made
public. Seeral requests for Informa
tion on tins point weie made to prom
inent Thcosophlsts today, but no other
reply could be obtained than that the
letter Is of vast Importance and had
Koot Hoomi and his partner are
summering In the desert of Gobi, and
as the telegraph and mall facilities In
that country are rather poor It Is pre
sumed that they communicated per oc
cultism. Theosophlsts here refuse to
say whether one of their number re
ceived It while In a trance, or whether
it fluttered down from the celling In an
JACK THE PEEPER IN KANSAS.
Tho Women of Kmparin Now Practice
Shooting nt n Tnrgct.
Emporia, Kan., May 26. The women
of this city are being terrorized by a
"Jack the Peeper." For over a month
he has been In the habit of peeping
In at blinds when women were pre
paring to go to bed. He has been shot
at several times.
Miss May Whiting, a teacher In the
Kansas State Normal school, discov
ered him twice In one evening at her
window, where, when caught, he made
Insulting remarks to her and her moth
er. When he went away Miss Whit
ing obtained a revolver. About mid
night be again appeared and attempt
ed to open the screen. Miss AVhltlng
fired and he fled.
Last night nearly fifty residences oc
cupied by women alone, or where tho
men were absent, w;ere visited by the
man, and somo women and girls were
scared Into hysterics. Today the sup
ply of revolvers at the hardware stores
hus been depicted, and many women
are practicing shooting at a target.
Accused of nmhe.lcmeiit,
Itethldham, Pa., May 20. Na'lonal Bank
Examiner Channlnp Bingham has sworn
out warrants before United States Com
missioner Kirkpatrlck, at Easton, for the
arrest of John I). Molxell. cashier, and
Wfills II. IJoch, teller, of the flouth Beth
lehem National bank, upon the chargo of
embezzling funds of tho bank. , Iho
amount of the embezzlement Is believed
to be $S,000 or $9,000.
Held tlm Crowd at Day.
Parkersburar, W. Va,, May 26. Leo
Onkes, tl.e desperado who Is wanted hero
for robbery and Jail breaking, was seen
today at Xetart, 0 and recognized, GUI
zens undertook Oikes' arrest, but he hold
the crowd at bay and compelled a youinr
man! nt tho muzlc of his pistol, to row
him across tho Ohio river und ho escaped
Into tho woods.
OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Officers Elected at the Session
MAIN CONTEST ON JUNIOR WARDEN
Tho Successful Cnndidnto n Mem
ber of Miuv Commnndcry Various
Appointments Mudo by Right Imm
inent (.'mud Commander Van
Easton, Pa., May 2C At this morn
ing's session of the grand commandery
of Pennsylvania, Knights Templar, the
following officers were elected: Right
Eminent Commander, Harry M. Van
Zandt, Harrlsburg; Very Eminent
deputy commander, Henry II. KuHn,
Johnstown; eminent grand generalissi
mo, James B. Youngson, Pittsburg;
eminent grand captain general, Adam
H. Schmehl, Reading; eminent grand
prelate, Thomas AV. Boyle, Unlontown;
eminent grand senior warden, Thomas
F. Penman, Scianton; eminent grand
Junior warden, Ezra S. Bartlett, Phil
adelphia; eminent grand treasurer,
John J. Gllroy, Philadelphia; eminent
grand recorder, William Allen.
The main contest was for the office
of grand Junior warden. There was 107
votes cast. Mr. Bartlett Is a member
of Mary commandery.
The grand commandery decided that
hereafter all ofilcars or that body and
all Knights who shnll have been an
eminent commander shall not wear the
baldric. Rlsht Eminent Commander
Van Zandt made the following appoint
Eminent grand standard bearer, Wil
liam Fox Eckbert, Jr., Lewlstown: em-
ADAM H. SCHMELD.
Inent grand sword bearer, John C. Wal
lac'e, of New Castle; eminent grand
warden, Fredeilch Munch, Philadel
phia; eminent grand captain of the
guard, Peter Barkey, Erie; eminent
grand marshal, Owen M, Copelln, Har
rlsburg: herald, Monroe A. Althouse,
Charles liiirdett Hnrt of West Vir
ginia for MinUter to Columbin.
Washington, May 26. T.he president
today sent the following nominations
to the senate: 1
Charles Burdett Hart, of West Vir
ginia to bo envoy extraordinary nnd
minister plenipotentiary of the United
States to Colombia.
Francois S. Jones, of Loulslann, sec
retary of the legation of the United
States at Buenos Ayres, Argentine Re
public, John G. Thompson, of Illinois, to be
assistant attorney general.
James Edmund Boyd, of North Car
olina, to be assistant attornoy general.
James S. Fruit, collector Internal
revenue, Twenty-third district of Penn
sylvania. Kenneth R. Pendleton, collector of
customs, District of Albemarle, N. C.
UNCONSCIOUS IN THE CAB.
Engineer Lny Senseless While the
Train Hushed on.
Grafton, W. Va., May 26. Engineer
T. B. Smouso was unconscious In his
cnb for an hour yesterday, whllo his
engine sped on towards Keyser. The
engine boiler Is so high that tho fire
man cannot communicate with the en
gineer without passing around the end
of tho boiler. When the fireman dis
covered that the whistle was not blow
ing at tho proper stations ho found
Smouse badly Injured.
He had his head out of the cab and
it was struck by a pillar at the Cum
berland siding. The fireman ran the
engine. Into Keyser and Smouse was
tnken off In a bad condition. His head
was crushed and bleeding.
SEA SERPENT GONE ASTRAY.
Seen by n Veracious nridgotendor in
Woodbury, N. J., May 26, The sea
serpent has lost Its bearings and tak
en up Its abodo In Woodbury Creek, ac
cording to Robert Hudson, bridge ten
der at Crown Point bridge. As Hud
son was listlessly watching the tur
bid waters of the stream yesterday ho
was startled by the appearance of a
monster head, 'having tho appearance
HENRY If. KUHN.
PS 111 I ' 1 SUKjf fliPfflto
J of a hog. emerging from the surface.
The reptile slowly arose, until, Hudson
says, about thirty fcet of Its body was
visible. He called his wife nnd daugh
ters, who watched It until It passed un
der tho bridge, headed upstream.
The Hudson family declare that the
monster was as big around as a beer
keg, and that from the hog-llko face
protruded a horn a foot long. The
head and body wero a dark, muddy
green. It was twice seen during tho
The Crown Point road Is much fre
quented by bicyclers, and all day
crowds of wheelmen stood on the
bridge listening to the story of the
monster and hoplpg to get a glimpse
MALLET AGAINST KNIFE.
Intending Murderer licntcn with Hie
Lafayette, Ind May 20. This eve
ning James T. Quick, an Inmate of
the Soldiers'- home, attempted to kill
Commandant James P. Megrew. Me-
grew was playing croquet with mem
bers of his staff when Quick ap
proached and make a lunge at him
with a knife. Captain Havens came to
Megrcw's rescue with a croquet mal
let. A desperate fight ensued. Quick us
ing his knife and Havens his mallet.
Quick was llnnlly beaten Into Insensi
bility, but not until Havens had his
right ear cut off and several other uts
on the head. .
Rev. Ilnrrisou ofWusliington is Short
80,000 in ;iis Accounts.
Washlngton.May 26. Rev. A. G. Har
rison, pastor of the People's Tabernacle
und his family, disappeared from their
home here yesterday and It Is reported
that the reverend gentleman Is $9,000
short In his accounts. He was given
entire charge of the church funds and
acccrdlng to the charges failed to pay
bills for furniture, carpets nnd a church'
organ for which the money was given
him and also borrowed large sums from
W. L. Bruen, the builder of the tab
ernacle, Is a loser to tho extent of
SEVENTH MAN KILLED.
Another Chapter in the Whitclmrst
Tampa, Fla., May 26. William Ed
wards was assassinated at his home
near Trilby last night. He and his
two children were eating supper, when
parties concealed In the woods fired
through a window killing Edwards In
stantly. He was a one-armed ex-federal
soldier. This Is the seventh man
killed In the" Whltehurst-Whldden-Stevenson
Bud Stevenson was assassinated In
his field two months ago. It was
thought Edwards did It and he was
marked by friends of Stevenson.
ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT.
An Ofiicinl of Cincinnati Placed Un
Cincinnati, May 26. John C. Wheet
stone, late secretary of the city water
works, was arrested tonight on.a charge
of embezzlement of water works money
on a warrant sworn out by President
Herman, of the board of affairs.
The sum specified as embezzled
Southampton. May 26. Arrived: Steam
er Paris, from New York. New York,
May 20. Arrived: (Majestic, from Liver
pool. Islo of Wight Paired Broadmayne,
Dunkirk, for Philadelphia. Queenstown
Arrived: Rhynland, Philadelphia for
Liverpool. Liverpool Arrived: Teuton
ic, New York. Southampton Sailed: a
vel. New York. New York Cleured: Ams
terdam; Fuerst Bismarck, Hamburg, via
Plymouth and Cherbourg. Queenstown
Sailed. Servla, New York. Rotterdam,
May 20. Sailed: Vcendam, Now York.
Di Felice Insults Itnlli.
Athens, May 26. An exciting sceno took
place at tho mlnlstcry of marine today.
Slgnor Dl Felice, the Italian Socialist
leader, rudely accosted and insulted M.
Ralll, the Greek premier. The latter Im
mediately summoned tho police and had
Dl Felleo put on board un Italian Iron
clad lying oft the Piraeus, within a re
quest that ho bo not allowed to again set
foot on Greek soil.
Steel and Tin Workers' Convention.
Detroit, M'ich., May 35. All the com
mittee work of tho Amalgamated Associa
tion of Steel, Iron ami Tin Workers was
announced completed tody. Discussion
of the tin plato wage- scale Is still In
progress. The business of the convention
will be completed by Saturday. Detroit,
Cincinnati and Wheeling are being consid
ered for tho next convention.
Find ilommcr Is Insane.
Cumberland, Md., May 2G.-Tho stato
lunacy commission which examined Into
tho mental condition of Simon Hommtr,
of Salisbury, Somerset county, Pa., under
sentence of death here, completed their
report which recommends ihat sentGiico
be commuted to life Imprisonment and
will submit It to Governor Lowndes to
morrow. Suspended His Son Too Long.
Akron, O.. May 20. Justice A. W Hall
today sued Superintendent Frunfelter and
Professor Rood, of tho public schools, for
$3,(00 damages. Ho charg. them with
suspending his 15-year-old r on from school
for two weeks, which was longer than
THE NEWS THIS M011NIN0.
Weather Indications Today:
fair; Rising Temperature.
1 (General)-iUvldenre In the Knorr- lr-
tersteen Dynamite Conspiracy.
Tariff Debate Begins In tho Senate.
Spain Will Not Sell Cuba.
Convention of KnlKhts Templar.
2 (Sports Base Ball News and Gossip.
3 (State) Day's legislative Work.
Amateur Base Ball.
Senator Forakcr on Railroad Pools.
G (Story) "At tho House of tho Scarlet
6 (Local) Equity Court's Short Dura
Judge Edwards Pays His Respects to
the WInton Councils.
7 (Local) Coroner Longstreet Teaches
Jurore the Law.
Memorial Day Parade.
Ftie In tho Crystal Hose House,
S (Local)-West Bide and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County 'News Budget,
Financial and jcommercla1
The Antiseptic Releases
a Flood of Pent-Up
WARM DEBATE ON TARIFF
Wrangled Over Rates on a
Mr. Stewart Thinks Tlint Bornx
Should Itccoivo Adcqunto Frotcc
tiou--Otlior Senators llcllcvo That
English Monopoly Would Ho Bene
fited by High Tnrifr on Bornclo
Acld--An Kfl'ort to Rostoro Itntcs
on Alcoholic l'crfiiinory--Scnntors
Ihigago in the Debate.
Washington, May 26. The first voto
on the tariff bill was taken In the sen
ate today. It came after a two hour's)
debate on tho item, of boracia acid,
which, although comparatively unlm
partant, afforded an opportunity for
the first alignment of the various ele
ments, Mr. Vest, of Missouri, a Dcmo
cratlc member of the finance commit
tee, moved to make the rate on bor
acia acid 3 cents Instead of 6 cents per
pound, as provided by the committee.
This presented a direct issue between
the committee and the opponents o
the bill. The amendment was defeat
ed, yeas 20, nays 31. The voto was)
largely on party lines. The affirmative)
was made up of 19 Democrats and one
Populist, Heltfel. The negative was
made of 29 Republicans, two Demo
crats, Mcftnery, Louisiana, and White,
California; two Sliver Republicans,
Cannon, Utah, and Jones, Nevada, anil
one Populist, Stewart, Nevada.
The debate was participated in by
Senators Vest, Jones (Arkansas), Al
drlch, Perkins, White, Caffrey, Gray
Mr. White, Democratic member oC
the finance committee, opposed Mr.
Vest's, amendment, urging that, the
California Industry required the rate
allowed by the committee.
The formal reading of the bill then
began and the senate was thus brought
to the point of considering tho men sura
by paragraphs. The first amendments
were formal and were agreed to with
out question. As soon as the second,
page was reached, a. contest arose over
the amendment proposed by the finance
committee, raising the duty on boraclo
acid from 4 to 5 cents per pound.
Mr. Vest, of Missouri, moved to sub
stitute 3 cents. He characterized the
action of the committee as remark
able, and said the proposed duty of 5
cents was enormous.
PROTECTION FOR CALIFORNIA.
Mr. Aldrich replied that the proposed
rate was regarded as a proper protec
tion to the producers of the article
In Nevada and California, nnd the
persons engaged In the production held
that this rate was essentlul.
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, presented a
prospectus of an English company set
ting forth that it was about to pur
chase and consolidate the borax lands
and plants In Nevada, California and
The prospectus also stated the large
profits made by the American com
panies, Mr. Jones said he read this to
answer Mr. Aldrlch's stntement that
more protection was required. Mr.
Jones declated that crude borax from
the United States was selling at a
profit In London at less than 2 cent3
per pound, and yet there was the au
dacity "of coming to the United States
senate and asking a protection of four
cents a pound."
It was not a time, said Mr. Jones,
when tho senate should swell the prof
its of an English monopoly. ,
Mr. Aldrich answered that there wero
many borax companies outside of the
English company alluded to. Some, of
them had been compelled to shut up
as a result of the Wilson tariff law.
"They were shut up," asserted Mr.
JoiUtft "because It would be profitable
to Bi9 monopoly to shut up the other
Mr. White (Dem., Cala.), a member
of the finance committee, Bald factlous
ly that In the distribution of favors by
this bill he desired to have his state
receive a share. He had been assured
by those Interested that there was not
a word of truth In the statemont that
the American fields were controlled by
an English company. He had some
personal Information on the borax pro
ductions of California, he paid. The
negotiations for a sale had failed.
Mr. Stewart (Pop., Nov.) whose po
sition toward the bill has been a sub
ject of Interest, stated that If there
wan to be a tariff bill the products
of Nevada, Including borax, should re
ceive adequate protection.
A vote was then taken on Mr. Vest's
amendment. It was the first vote on
tho bill and was followed with close at
tention. The amendment was defeated
20 to 31.
Dank V'lcrl;'H Suicide.
Chicago, May 20. Blik and dlscou rased
over his Inability to meet payments of his
homo, Alexander T. Beckett, formerly a
clerk In the Natlonnl Bank of Illinois,
which co'.lapsed a few months ago, shot
and killed himself today. This Is tho third
suicide resulting: from the folluro of the
Tho Hornld's Woiitlior Forecast.
New York, May 27. In the Middle states
and New England today, rloar weather
and slowly rising temperaturo will pre
vail, preceded by local froc'.s In tho north
ern highlands, with fresh and light north
easterly and westerly winds, shifting to
southerly, with cloudy conditions In the
western districts of this uo:tlon. On Fri
day, In both of these sections, slightly
warmer weather and fresh southerly
winds wlil prevail In tho western district
of this section and local rain at night on
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