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SORANTON, PAM WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 2. 1897.
Attorneys Claim Incrimi
nating Evidence Will
Be Swept Away.
SHOWING UP SALLIE GAST
It Is Alleged. That She Carries
ICmmn Wlckcl Furnished llio Court
with Some Sensational Testimony
Regarding Knorr's Stnr Witness.
.Said to Ilnvo Ilocn a Vcrv Rnpld
Worann nnd Not Particularly
Truthrul--Ycstordoys Chapters of
the Bloomsburg Sensation 1'rovo
Interesting to tho Gnilcrics.
Blopmsburg, line 1. The defense
opened In the jivtntersteen dynamite
trial today and lawyer A. S. L. Shields
In his address to the Jury declared
that the absolute Innocence of the pris
oner would be shown so far as the
charge of attempting to blow up Waller
Before this stage of the case was
reached more Incriminating' evldenco
was- produced against Wlntersteen.
H. P. KEISBR.
Attorney for Defense.
Several Reading railroad conductors
testified to having' seen, him on the
train for Reading and V. H. Snyder, a
prominent lawyer, swore that Wlnter
steen told him' that he would1 willingly
serve twenty years In Jail to put a bul
let through Waller's heart. Theodore
Conner, a bookkeeper for the Keystone
Manufacturing company, of which
Wlntersteen Is a. director, sold ho was
present when this threat was made. I.
P. White, a prominent merchant and
former manager of the Bloomsburg Oar
company's store, swore that Wlnter
steen declared he would like to meet
Waller In a dark alley and kill him.
Trie prosecution rested at 2.30 o'clock,
reserving the right to Introduce a8 evi
dence, when completed, a map of the
quarry and surroundings, where the
dynamite Is alleged to have been pecur
od and the testimony of two conductors,
who would arrive later.
Then Mr. Shields opened the case
for the defense. He made a strong
speech, outlining the plan of de
fense and setting forth what they
would attempt to prove. , He said they
would show, as far as motive Is con
cerned, that Mr. Scarlet was the prln
clpal counsel In the bill of equity and
not Mr. Waller, and his name was at
tached to It; that they would be able to
contradict much of Knorr's testimony..
Further that they are able to explain
all the apparent criminating cir
cumstances of Wlntersteen's Journeys.
thatWlntersteen had no motive for the
crime; that Waller threatened sever
al times to blow Wlntersteen up; and
that Knorr Is a past-master of crime.
lie said the defense will prove that
Knorr hired an assassin to kill the
Dewees woman at Reading to secure
Sl.fiOO, she had In her stocking, and
that he got frightened when about to
commit the deed and Jumped cut. of a
window and was seen by a reliable
witness. The defense, he said, will
fchow that Wlntersteen's favorite sister
and her four children were within
fifty feet of the Waller house on he
night of the explosion, and will account
for every trip of Wlntersteen to Read
ing and Harrlsburg.
Mr. Shields said that Wlntersteen
wanted to secure all the stock In the
First National bank to save it from a
forced sale when but little could bq
realized upon It and to stop the ex
pense of litigation. Ills trip to Harrls
burg was for the purpose of making
that transaction. He said he will prove
that Wlntersteen did jiot sleep with
Mrs. Brubaker at Reading, but that ho
went there to get Knorr away and out
of their Influence. The most startling
iromlBO Mr. Shields made was that
he would prove that Knorr had an ac
complice on the night of the explos
ion andfthat they were heard talking
under a window. When they separated
they look different trains out of town.
AS TO THE VITROL STORY.
As to tho matter of Wlnterst)ert
throwing vitriol in Waller's face, Mr.
Shields Bald, there were carboys of the
acid under his control at the time
which ' ? could have used had ho so de
sired, e made tho statement that
they would show that all the witnesses
of the prosecution were absolutely
wrong, with the exception of those who
testified to his making threats. These
thronta ho explained on the grounds of
temper made towards a man who had
injured him, but that not one of the
threats were meant.
Mrs. I 8. Wlntersteen, wife of the
defendant, was the first witness' called,
She swort that Kate Davis, the servant
girl who testified that she had heard
Mr. Wlntersteen make threats was dis
charged by her. She denied that Mr.
Wlntersteen ever made threats before
Miss Davis. She ifiKted that Knorr
was not at her honJMlghty or ninety
nights in NovembBiDccember and
January, but was fKlte f6ur or five
O. n. Melllok was feofed and Bald he
was a member of thfiiolumbla coun
ty bar. White hunting with P. G.
Miller, tho latter said he knew of a
prominent man who had Bald he would
nerve twenty years In the penitentiary
to run a knife into Waller's heart.
When asked who had made such a
statement, Miller would not tell.
Emma Wlckel furnished the court
with some sensational testimony. She
said she was acquainted with Sally
Hemmlg, and knew her by the name of
Sallle Gast and an unlimited number
of aliases. She visited tho Olrard eat
ing house In the summers of 1891 and
1895. Sallle Gast asked her one day to
get a grip should It come. Afterwards
she told her It was lucky she did not
have to "stand It down hard" as there
was dynamite In It. Witness said she
saw Knorr have a revolver and a knife.
She said .that at two different times
Sallle Gait had taken her revolver,
which was loaded, out of her stocking,
which was on her leg at the time, and
threatened to shoot "as dead as a tack"
any man who tried to beat her out of
Jacob R. Phllllppl, the next witness,
painted Sallle Qast as a black char
aster. He said he lived next door to
her and had seen two sticks of dyna
mite In her house at the time he saw
Knorr there. Witness often saw Knorr
In the house and he acted like a sneak
thief and always, hid when any one
rang the bell. He also swore that
Knorr wore a false moustache and hair
at times. He said he would not believe
Sallle Gast on her oath, and that she
had frequently told wrttniesses' wife
that she (Gast) did not believe In a
heaven or hell and that malting a false
oath was Just like lying. Court then
adjourned until tomorrow.
GREAT DAMAGE TO CROPS
Purls of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michi
gan, Nortb Dakota and Illinois
Chicago, June 1. Heavy frosts fell
the past two morning over the greater
part of the northwest. Snow and freez
ing weather are reported from north
ern Wisconsin and Minnesota, with
much damage to vegetables and small
fruits. The Wisconsin strawberry crop
may be a total loss. Tobacco In south
ern Wisconsin Is reported slightly In
jured and In northern Illinois: badly
damaged. Corn In northern and north
central Illinois Is reported to be cut
down by the frost. Ice formed at many
points In this section. Potatoes were
killed at some points and must be re
planted. Iowa reports Indicate con
siderable damage to corn, potatoes and
fruits. South Michigan and northern
Indiana also report much Injury by
A dispatch from St. Paul says reports
from one hundred points In western
Minnesota Indicate that last night's
frost' was the most severe In many
years. Ice formed In many localities.
The weather was cloudy In northern
Minnesota and North Dakota, nnd the
result there Is not disastrous. In
northwestern Minnesota the strawberry
crop Is completely ruined.
Reports agree in saying that corn Is
also probably a complete loss. Flax
and barley are damaged, but how seri
ously may not be known for a weak.
Wheat being a much hardier plant, the
frost has been a good thing for It, as It
had a chance to root firmly and spread.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 1. Heavy
frosts occurred yesterday morning over
the entire state of Wisconsin, and con
siderable damage was probably done to
vegetation and fruit. Strawberries in
many sections are thought to be almost
a total loss by reason of the recent
frosts. At Hurley snow fell all last
night, and this morning th" ground is
covered to the depth of several inch::.
CHICAGO GAS TRUST BILLS.
Mcnsurcs in tho Interest or tho TriiBt
Passed by Illinois Scnnto.
Springfield, 111., June 1. The senate
bill authorizing the consolidation of the
companies forming the Chicago Gas
Trust was passed by the house today
88 to C7. The bill has already been
passed in the senate.
Much pressure to obtain a veto will
undoubtedly be brought to bear on
The Oaa Frantage bill, another meas
ure of the Chicago Gas Trust, also
passed the house today by a vote of 90
to 48. This bill also had already passed
the senate, and only needs the gover
nor's signature to become a law.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT DECLINES.
.Not it Candidate for President of the
Detroit, June 1. Secretary Dowllng,
of the National League of Republican
clubs, has received a brief letter from
Theodore Roosevelt, In which the lat
ter declines to be a candidate for presi
dent of the league In tho election In
July, as his duties as assistant secre
tary of. the navy completely occupy
Mr. Roosevelt had been regarded as
ono of the most prominent candidates
for the presidency.
IMMENSE CROPS IN TEXAS.
The Largest Yield of Grain in tho
State's History Is Kxpccted.
Dallas, June 1. Thousands of reapers
and mowers are ia operation todiy in
Central and North Texas and the Pan
handle, and If tho rain will hold off
for two weeks the state will have the
largest grain crop In its history.
Conservative estimates place the
wheat yield at from twenty to twenty
five million buBhels. The oat crop is
estimated at 40,000,000 bushels.
Japanese Louti Taken Up,
London, June 1. The Japanese loan of
43,000,000 yen, equivalent to about J21.U17,
916, at 5 per cent., and payable In gold,
the Issue price of which I 101, wus sub
scribed today several 41mes over within
A Glan I'netory Hiirnod.
Whoellng, W. Ya., JuneT. At Washing
ton, Pa., shortly after midnight this mom.
ing, the entire works of the Novelty Ulass
company, including two factory buildings,
were burned, involving a loss of flQ.W),
partially covered by Insurance.
Joint Legislative Committee Holds In
CHAIRMAN WILSON PRESID1NQ
Agent French nnd Senator Shortt
Furnished tho Fireworks for tho
Edification of the Commlttce--Mr.
French's Statements Denounced ns
"Vicious nnd Malicious Lies."
Chapter on Lobbying.
Harrlsburg, Pa,, June 1. The Joint
legislative committee appointed to In
vestigate the $50,000 Insurance scandal,
held a very Interesting session this af
ternoon. Chairman Wilson presided,
and with the exception of Mr. Simon
there was a full attendance of the com
mittee. General Gobln was present
and at the beginning of tho proceed
ings he handed to the committee nn
affidavit mad.e by John French, of OH
City, an Insurance agent.
The first witness called was Haley
Fiske, vice president of tho Metropoli
tan Insurance company. He stated
that Frank H. Leonard, of the Clear
field Coal company, who said he repre
sented one or two Pennsylvania state
senators, called on the secretary of the
Metropolitan company In New York
and laid before the seoretary a plan
whereby the bill could be killed. Leon
ard, witness said, made a similar prop
osition on two occasions to the Brook
lyn superintendent of the company. "I
appeared before the insurance commit
tee," continued Mr. Fiske, "and spoko
against the bill. After this. In passing
through the office of the Common
wealth hotel, I met Senator Kauffman.
He made some Jocose remark about
boodle, which annoyed me. He told
me that if we made an honest effort
to kill the bill, without the use of
money, that he would help us, but that
If wo used money, he would favor the
passage of the bill."
Mr. Fiske then told of the arrange
ment for the meeting In Philadelphia,
at which were present Senators Fllnn,
Kauffman and Gobln, the witness,
Agent French and a couple of others.
At this conference French's affidavit
was handed over to these three sena
tors. "They took this Information,"
asserted Mr. Fiske, "with the express
understanding that they assumed all
responsibility, although I told them I
would loyally stand by them If they
desired to use this Information."
AGENT FRENCH'S STORY.
Agent French was then called. He
said he was a resident of Oil City, and
that he was s, district agent for the
Metropolitan company. lie related a
visit he paid to Senator Shortt, ot
Sugar Orove, Warren county, in refer
ence to the bill. "I had never met the
senator before," said French, "but I
called on him at his home In Sugar
Grove about certain Insurance bills.' I
told him his constituents were against
these measures, whereupon he saldr "I
have no sympathy for you people. I
had the bill recommitted, thinking you
people would take your cue."
"He 'told me," the witness went on
to say, "that a state agent he thought
it was had been orderal off the floor
of tho legislature and he told me of
Fiske's appearing before the committee
in a pompous manner. The senator
said that the committee was not in
Mr. "Fiske's hands, but that he was
In theirs. He said to me the people
you want to get after are Judge Dur
ham and Senator Andrews. Andrews
Is In that business, and he does not
make any bones about it. As for my
self, I have plenty. You know the
country members are square and hon
est, and they would not do anything
of that sort. Still that is not saying
that I can't be touched.
"Mr. Shortt told me," declared
French, "that railroads, insurance com
panies and the Armour Beef company
paid to have their interests taken care
of. He said that when, our company
was asked by the committee for Its
amount of assets and liabilities, that it
was done to see how muoh they should
strike us for. JJe advised me to see
our people at once. A couple of days
later he called me up pn the telephone
and asked me If I had seen our peo
ple. I told him that I had not, but
that I was going to see the Pltsburg
Then French produced In evidence a
letter addressed to him, dated Harrls
burg, April 14 the day on which the
bill was killed. It came from Senator
Shortt and read as follows:
I take pleasure In advising you that
the Chllds insurance bill was killed to
day. Trusting I n-ay have the pleasure
of knowing you better and that our ac
quaintanceship will be a mutual pleasure.
I remain, Yours truly,
(Slgnc.l) c. M. Shortt.
P. S. You will find rAy vote recorded
against It, as I told you when at my
home. I trust the vote will meet with
the wishes of my constituents In Oil :ity.
C. M. 8.
In answer to further questioning, Mr.
French said that at the Interview at
Sugar Grove, Shortt had told him he
would vote against the bill; that he
demanded nothing for so doing. 'Sen
ator Shortt," asserted the witness,
"told me the company had used enough
money In postage stamps to kill the
bill." Then I said to him: "Suppose
another bill would crop up. That
would be dead robbery." He said to
me: "Oh, no, tho boys are honorable.
They will not forget It."
VICIOUS AND MALICIOUS LIE.
Senator Shortt next took the stand.
With much feeling he Bald that
French's statement was "an absolute,
vicious and -malicious lie," and turning
to French, he Bald fiercely: "And you
know It. You partook of my hospital
ity and then manufactured such a low
Mr. Shortt said that French had come
to him an entire stranger; that ho had
never met him before, but that he had
asked him to take supper with him, at
his home. He then denied French's
Statement, sentence by sentence.
"I did not have the bill recommit
ted," said Mr. Shortt. "It was General
Gobln. I told French that the -bill
would have been killed In committee
had It not been for an Indiscreet re-'
mark by Mr. Fl3ke. French did not
mention money, nor did I and I did not
mention the names of Judge Durham or
Senator Andrews, except that I advised
French to see the members of the leg
islature from tho northwestern part of
tho state and get their lnfluenco against
tho bill. He asked me If Senator An
drews was in favor of the bill and I
told him 1 did not know. It Is truo
that I telephoned to him, but I asked
him what success he had 1n seeing the
members. Isn't that what I said," said
the witness to French.
"No, sir." was the answer.
"Then you lie," was the rejoinder,
Senator Durham, upon being sworn,
declared he had never talked to Sen
ator Snortt about the use of money in
the defeat or passage of any bill. "Was
my name mentioned when you talked
to French?" asked the Philadelphia!)
of Mr. Shortt.
"No, sir," came the reply.
"Then French lies; ho perjured him
self." said Durham.
Sergeant-at-Arms Wyatt told of his
Inability to find Leonard and the com
mittee then adjourned until Monday
Tbe Convention to Celobrate the Golden
Jubilee Opened In Phlladel
Philadelphia, June 1. The American
Medical association began the celebra
tion of Its golden Jubilee today. In the
Academy of Music, with a convention
which will continue for four days. The
various sections of the association also
held separate sessions, at which pa
pers bearing on each partcular section
When the convention was called to
order, at 10 o'clock, by the president,
Dr. Nicholas Senn, of Illinois, mem
bers and their wives to the number of
3,000 had registered. Mayor Warwick
welcomed the association on behalf of
the city, and In the absence of Gov
ernor Hastings, Charles Emory Smith
performed a similar duty on behalf of
(President Senn spoke of the great
benefit derived from the Roentgen dis
covery. The remainder of his address
dealt with tho general subject of med
ical education, and he specified certain
defects that exist In the present post
Tho report of the committee ontho
RuBh monument fund was practically
an appeal for means to erect a more
suitable memorial than tho present
amount In hand permits. The commit
tee referred to the monument to bo
erected In Washington in memory of
Samuel Hahnemann, for which 75,000
has been raised, while only $4,000 has
been raised for the Rush monument.
MARK TWAIN'S HEALTH.
Report of His illness Contradicted by His
FriendsHe Is Better Than
for Years Past.
London, June 1 The friends of Mr.
Samuel L. Clemens, "Mark Twain,"
ask the Associated Press today to deny
the btorles in circulation regarding his
111 health and Impoverished condition.
The American humorist Is now n bet
ter health and spirits than for years
past. The report of last autumn that
Mr. Clements was living In qulfet lodg
ings and working day and night at h'ts
book In order to pay his creditors and
provide for his family was perfectly
true at that tme. He had then reached
London after the death of his daugh
ter. In a terribly depressed condition
and In bad health, but he seemo to have
thriven on hard work. For several
months Mr. Clements and his family
have been living In a pretty, furnished
house, situated on a charming square
at Chelsea. His book Is now finished
and the publisher Is ore his way here
from the United States to fetch the
manuscript. Mr. Clemens and his fam
ily leave London at the end ot this
month to pass the summer In Austria.
On Thursday last Mr. -Clemens dined
with a few friends, Including Mr. Nel
son, the editor ot "Harper's Weekly,"
and the correspondents here of the As
sociated Press. Mr. Clemens's hair is
almost white, but his face has a good
color, his eyes are bright, and his fig
ure Is upright and alert. He talked
most entertainingly all tho evening
about his travels, his book and his ex
periences In London.
After he left, Mr. Nelsgn, who Is an
old friend of Mr. Clemens, referring
to the latter, said: "I have never seen
him In better form He looks far bet
ter than when I saw him in New York
a few years ago."
FINE SPECIAL TRAIN.
The Pennsylvania Provldos Elegant
Accommodations for President.
Washington, June 1. Tho Pennsyl
vania railroad, over which the president
and his party will go to Philadelphia
tomorrow has prepared a flno special
lialn for their accommodation. The
private car of President Thomson, of
the Railroad cornpany, has been placed
at tho disposal of the President and
Mrs. McKlnley. Mrs. Saxton and Mrs.
Bales will also occupy a portion of this
cir. Another private car will be placed
at the command of the members of the
cabinet and their families. Three par
lor cars will serve for the members of
the diplomatic corps who have accepted
Invitations, aa wtll as for other Invited
guests and there will be a parlor smok
ing car and one of tha largest and
finest dining cars. The whole train
will be In the personal charge of Tour
ist Agent Bell, of tho Pennsylvania
Railroad company. Secretary Sher
man, this everting, signified h'ts inten
tion of Joining the party and tho state
department will be represented also by
Assistant Secretary Crldler, Chief Clerk
Michael and Mr. Frederick Emory,
chief of tho bureau' of foreign com
merce of the state department. Among
the diplomatic guests who are to be in
the iarty are the following:
Senor Romero, the Mexican minister;
Senor Medonca, the Brazilian mnister;
Senor Garcla-Merou, the Argentine
minister; Senor Gana, the Chilian
minister; Senor Andrade, tho Vene
zuelan minister; Senor Calva, the Cos
ta Klcan minister and the ministers
from Ecuador, China and Korea.
Jumped'Over tho Falls.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 1. An un
known man Jumptd over the Falls from
I'rotpect Point this morning. He wrre a
brown overcoat and hat and was about
thirty years ot ago.
Cecil Rhodes and Dr. Harris to De Re
ported to tbe Commons.
H0N.J0SEPH CHAMBERLAIN TESTIFIES
lie Again Disnvows Any Foreknowl
edge of tho RaidMr. Belt Asks
That Air. I.nbouchoro Bo Called
Upon for n Retraction of Charges
London, June 1. When the inquiry
of the parliamentary committee Into
the TranBvaal raid' was resumed today
Alfred Belt, a former director of the
British Chartered Southi frican com
pany, read a statement (enylng the
charges of Henry Labot ere to the
effect that he had "rigged die market"
and offered the books of, his firm to
prove the truth of his denial. Later Mr.
Belt appealed to the committee to call
Mr. Labouchere to withdraw or sub
stantiate his charges.
Lord Robert Cecil, council for Mr.
Rutherford Harris, the former secre
tary of the British Chartered South
African company at Cape Town made
an application to the committee In be
half of his client, asking that Mr. Har
ris be re-examined on the subject of
Mr. Labouchere's letter ot Tuesday last,
which, while purporting to be nn apol
ogy, in reality reiterated In a veiled
form tho charges made by Mr. La
bouchere against Mr. Harris. The
committee took the request under ad
visement. Joseph Chamberlain, the
secretary of state for the colonies, then
left his peat among the members of the
committee and testified that ho was
convinced Dr. Harris had not said
to him that a force of the British
chartered South Africa's troops would
be on the boarder ready to assist the
Uitlanders If a rising occurred at
Johannesburg. Such a statement, Mr.
Chamberlain added, would have
aroused his attention at once.
Mr. Chamberlain said he had never
heard from Dr. Harris any allusion
which could arouse suspicion. With ref
erence to the supposed Incriminating
telegrams which B. F. HawkBley,
counsel for Cecil Rhodes, showed the
officials of the Colonial ofllce, Mr.
Chamberlain stated that when he re
turned them 'to Mr. Hawksley the lat
ter distinctly remarked that he had no
objection whatever to their publica
tion. Touching upon the raid Itself, Mr.
Chamberlain said the moment a sug
gestion of the raid was brought to his
'notice he cabled to Cape Town telling
Sir Hercules Robinson (Lord Rosmead,
then governor of Cap Colony and high
commissioner for South Africa) to
warn Cecil Rhodes, who was then pre
mier of Cape Colony. But, Mr. Cham
berlain explained, nobody, however un
friendly, would believe that he (Mr.
Chamberlain) had any foreknowledge
of the raid or of the preparations for
the raid, In view of 'the fact .that when
suspicion was aroused ho had not lost
an Instant in taking every possible
means to defeat it.
Mr. Labouchere here asked Mr.
Chamberlain whether he would like the
missing telegrams to appear, to which
the seoretary of state for the Colonies,
replied: "I have already said I would."
"Would you apply to Mr. Rhodes?"
asked Mr. Labouchere
"I do not think I have any right to
make such an appeal," replied Mr.
Chamberlain: "but I have not the least
objection to do so."
TO REPORT MR. RHODES.
The chairman, William L. Jackson,
here announced that the committee had
heard all the evidence necessary In this
part of the inquiry, except In tho case
of Lord Selborne, tho under secretary
of state for the colonies, nnd son-in-law
of the Marquis of Salisbury, who will
testify on Friday next, when counsel
will also be heard. The chairman
added: "It is only fair to counsel to
say that the committee will have to
report Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Hawksley
to the house of commons for their re
fusal to produce the telegrams referred
to. As to the dispute between Dr. Har
ris and Mr. Labouchere, the commit
tee does not think It necessary to re
open the matter."
CHESS MATCH A DRAW.
International Tournament Honors
Are Still Kvon.
Washington, June 1. The Interna
tional chess match between members
of the house of representatives and tho
English house of commons' today re
sulted In a draw, each side having won
and lost two games and one being
When the match was concluded by
Mr. Rhafroth winning his game and
tying tho score, h'earty cheers were giv
en on each side of tho water for the
president and her majesty, the queen.
Games yesterday resulting in a winning
by Mr. Bodlne for America, and a game
to the credit of England won by Mr.
Plunkett, threo games remained to be
Among the Interested spectators were
Sir Julian Pauncefote and many at
taches of the diplomatic corps.
SENATOR M'LAURIN SWORN IN.
Roster of the Senate Complete ns It
Will Be for Some Time.
Washington, Juno 1. The new sen
ator from South Carolina, John I Mc
Laurln, who succeeds the late Senator
Earle, was sworn in at the opening of
the session today.
This establishes the personnel of the
senate as It will remain for some time,
viz.: Republicans, 43; Democrats, 34;
Populist 7; Silver Republicans, C;
vacancy, 1 (Oregon); total, 99,
MILK FROM A DISEASED COW.
It Kills the Family of Luther Bridges
at Illuo Hill.
Bangor, Me., June 1. Almost the en
tire family ot Luther Bridges nt Blue
Hill, his been killed by drinking the
milk of a deceased cow. Bridges had
the cow four years and his family of
nine children all under seventeen years
of age, have, with one exception, lived
i upon the milk and while heretofore
they have been quiet well, they have
always been emaciated and poorly
nourished. Five of them recently had
tubercular pneumonia and another on
Thursday and threo now He at the
point of death.
The cowi was killed and the animal
had the worst case of tuberculosis that
has ever come to notice. It was thor
oughly diseased and even the udder In
sections was flllod with pus. The test
given tho animal showed a reaction of
3.4 while an Increase of temperature
of 2 degrees Is sufficient cause to con
demn an animal.
The little girl, the only child having
an aversion to milk ahd not drinking
any, is strong and apparently enjoys
the best of health.
TWO MEN FATALLY SHOT.
Berry Pickers Opened Flro on Them
When Ordered Off a Bont.
Mlllvllle, N. J., June 1. A shooting
affair occurred late lost night at New
port, as a result of which two prom
inent citizens may die. Fallce Car
fagna, Gulseppe Tramatl and Angelo
Dlslmore, three Italian berry pickers,
boarded a boat to go fishing, and when
ordered oft by the owners, George
Kates and Alfred Bradford, the Ita
lians pulled rovolvors and riddled the
men with bullets.
Kates was shot through the lungs
and Is slowly bleeding to death. Brad
ford has been sent to a hospital, but It
is feared he may die before he reaches
there. The Italians were arrested and
are now locked up In the county Jail.
RACE WAR AT ATKINS.
Two or Tbrcc Men Have Already Been
Killed More Serious Outbreaks
Atkins, Ark., June 1. A race war
was In progress In Lee township, Pope
county, five miles south of Atkins, In
which two or three men have already
been killed or fatally wounded and the
community Is in a state of great ex
citement with a more serious outbreak
to occur at any moment.
Tho kilted or fatally injured so far
as can at present be ascertained are:
Will Gaylord, colored, whipped to
death by a mob of whites. Jesse Nic
kels, terribly cut with knives by ne
groes, will probable die. White man,
name unknown, fatally shot by gang of
negroes. Reason Egge, white, shot by
deputy constable, extent of Injuries not
known. Constable C. E. Edge, badly
The trouble began Sunday night
when a party or three or four negroes
attacked two white men, Jesse Nickels
and J. Rhodges. Nickels was cut by the
negroes. Warrants had been lssued'for
the negroes on Monday but they 'de
clalred that they would not be arrested.
Reason Egge, white, helpedhem resist
arrest and when officers went to the
scene Reason Egge attacked Con
stable Egge with a knife and Inflicted
a dangerous Injury. The constable suc
ceeded In arresting Reason Egge after
shooting him In the arm.
Last night one of the negroes, Wil
liam Gaylord, who had participated In
the riots was taken from his home by
a mob supposed to be composed of
white men and after being stripped
was tied to a post and beaten into in
sensibility. He was alive but was
unconscious when found and has since
died. The whole county Is stirred up
and further outbreaks are looked for
at any moment. A posse" of citizens
from this place Including Deputy Pros
ecuting Attorney Tom D. Brooks have
gone to the scene of the trouble and
further developments are being anx
THE BALTIMORE LEPER.
Mnry .Samson Will Bo Sent Back to
Baltimore, Jut.e !. The local board
of health today decided to send Mary
Samson, the woman who Is In Johns
Hopkins' hospital suffering from lep
rosy, back to Allegheny City, Pa. The
woman, who Is the wife of Eganslo
Samson, an Italian shoemaker, was,
prioi to Jan. 1, of this year, an In
mate of a charitable Institution In the
latter city, where she was under treat
ment for leprosy, but her husband came
to Baltimore and brought her with
Tho case is far advanced, and the
woman's death is a question ot but a
Gen. Miles at Thermopylae.
Athens, June 1. Major General Nolson
A. .Miles, U. 8, A., le turned hero today
from Thermopylae, the headquarters of
tho Greek army, whero the general met
Crown Princo Constantino and was en
abled to inspect the defenses ot the
Now York, June 1. Hailed: Normadle,
Liverpool; Lahn, Bremen. Gibraltar Ar
rived: Werro, New York, for Genoa.
New York Cleared: Westernland, Ant
werp; Majestic, Liverpool; St. Louis,
Aged Brldo and Groom,
Hartford, Conn., June 1. T. D. Lufkln,
of Sacramento, Col., aged 79, and Mrs.
A. A Lufkln, 77. were married In thltt city
today by Rev. W. W. Ranny. The bride
Is the widow of the bridegroom's brother.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
1 (General) Defence Opens In the Wln
Progress of tho Tariff Debate.
Probing the Insurance Scandal,
Transvaal Raid Inquiry,
2 (Sport) Base Ball News and Gossip,
Points for Wheelmen.
3 State) Farr Labor Bill Passes th
Amateur Base Ball.
Comments of the Press,
G (Story) "Tho Shearer's Wages."
C (Locl)-Wltnesses Fall to Testify.
Grand Jury Returns.
7 Local Counctlmen Resent Cormnls-
slonpr Dunnlng's Determination.
Mine Caves Responslblo for Bad
8 (Local) West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and' Commercial.
Senate Advances to the
Metal Schedule Dur
ing the Day.
LIVELY SESSION IN HOUSE
A Complete Denial of Mr. Till
man's Sugar Charges.
Tho Policy ofSpcokerand tho Repub
lican Majority Again Made the Sub
joct of Attacks By Members of tho
Mdnority--Mr. Hlchnrdson, Demo
crnt, and Mr. Simpson. Populist.
Lead the Minority in the Onslaught.
Mnjorlty Is Defended by Mr,
Washington, June 1 Tho eenata
made good progress on the tariff bill
today, advancing to the important
metal schedule. During the day, the,
paragraphs covering marble and Mono
china, glass, brick and tiles were com
pleted with a few minor exceptions.
Messrs. Vest and Jones, of Arkansas,
in behalf of the minority of the flnanco
committee, proposed numerous amend
ments, which were defeated by major
ities of 8 to 14. The votes were oni
party lines in the main, although
Messrs. Rawlins and White, Demo
crats, voted with the Republicans to
Increase the rate on onyx, and Mr.
McEnery, Democrat, voted with tha
Republicans against Mr. Jones' propo
sition for a reduction of he rates on
As a sequel to the recent sensational
speech of Mr. Tillman, Mr. Smith, oB
New Jersey, to a question of personal
privilege while the tariff debate was
proceeding, and made a brief but point
ed denial of all speculation In sugar
stock either recently or. at any time
when sugar was the subject of leg
islation. Mr. Tillman was among thoso
who heard the denial, but he mode no
comment on It. Senator MeLaurln, of
South Carolina, was aworn In early
In the day, raiding the membership of
the senate to 89.
LIVELY SESSION IN THE HOUSE.
There was a lively session of tho
house today at which the policy ot
Speaker Reed and the Republican ma
jority again were made the subjects of
attacks by members of the minority.
Mr. Richardson, Democrat, Tennessee,
and Mr. Simpson, Populist, Kansas, led
the onslaught for the minority. The
majority position was ably defended
by Mr. Henderson, Republican, Iowa,
and Grosvenor, Republican, Ohio. The
appefl 1 of Mr. Lewis, Democrat, Wash
ington, taken last Thursday from the
decision of the chair that a resolution
relating to foreign affairs did not con
stitute a question of privilege was laid
on the table and after the skirmish
over the methods of procedure threa
special orders were successively adopt
ed by two of which the senate bills
making a special oppropriatton for the
government printing ofllce and for
granting American register to two ves
sels to carry contributed supplies to
India were passed.
The other provided for the considera
tion of the Frye bill to prevent collis
ions in harbors, rivers and inland wa
ters of the United States connected
with the ocean. But Mr. Payne, in
charge of the latter bill, was forced to
abandon It for the day to avoid tho
point of no quorum. The conferenco
report on the sundry civil bill .was
YOUNG MAN'S IDEA OF A JOKE.
Locked Hnndcuffs on a Girl's Wrists,
but She Didn't Soo the run.
Atlanta, Ga., June 1. Policeman
Kllpatrlck was called upon today to
release a girl who had been handcuffed
as a Joke, Miss Ethel Hamilton said
a young man had placed the "brace
lets" on her wrists, and In trying to
unlock them the key had broken off.
The young man told her he would
get a blacksmith to release her, but
he didn't return. She wore tho hand
cuffs three hours and then decided to
call a policeman, who succeeded in
KILLED WHILE DUSTING.
West Virginia Girl Accidentally
Knocks Over Father's Rifle.
Parkersburg, W. Va June 1. Kitty
Wlnan, 18-years-old, daughter of Ben
jamin Wlnan, of Little Hocking, whllo
dusting her father's room, accidentally
knocked over his rifle, which stood In
The gun exploded and the bullet
striking tho young woman in tho
mouth, pased out at the top of her
head, killing her Instantly. She was to
have been married this week.
Gold nnd Silver Production. I
Washington, Juno 1. Mr. Preston, the
director of tho mint, has about completed
his figures of the gold and silver produc
tion In the United States during the cal
endar year 1890, He finds tho production
of gold to havo been about Jo3,000,009, aa
Increase of over $6,250,000 as compared
with 1893. Tho production of silver -Is
given as 67,700,000 fine ounces, an Increase
of l,SOO,O0O ounces over 1893.
The Herald's Weather Poro.rast.
New York, June 2. The Herald's fore
cast: In the Middle States and New Eng
land today, fair weather will prevail, pre
ceded by local frosts In the northern dis
tricts, with fresh to light variable winds,
becoming southerly, followed by rising
temperaturd. On Thursday, in both ot
thoso sections, fair to partly cloudy,
warmer weather and light to fresh south
easterly and southerly winds wtll prevail,
followed by rain In the wevtern districts
of this section and probably, on the coast