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iORANTOV PA., THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE . 1807.
The . Most Notable Dinner
Ever Given on the
Fifteen Hundred .Persons Par
ticipate in the Affair.
Governor Hastings Opens the 1.1st
of Tons'ts by Kcspoiidlug to A
Welcome from PonnsyWnnin."
President McKlnley Sits nt the
Uight of the Presiding Oiliccr--Secretary
Olncy Responds ton Senti
ment on International Law.
Philadelphia, June 2. The commer
cial leaders of the western hemisphere
assembled In the great exchange room
of the Bourse tonight at which was
probably the nost notable banquet
ever given on this continent.
The banquet was notable not only In
point of numbers, nearly fifteen hun
dred persons participating, but In the
distinction of the chief guests. Presi
dent McKlnley was there and he spoke
to the assembly. Seated also at the
table of honor were Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson, Attorney General Mc
Kenna, Congressman Dlngley, Dalzell,
Grosvenor, Heatwold and Tawneyj the
ministers from Mexico, Brazil, Chile,
Argentine, Venezuela and other South
American governments, thfe Chinese
minister and a number of other emi
nent officials from the capltol. The hall
In which the dinner was held covers
an entire block In area. It was gor
geous with light and color. The mas
sive pillars supporting the gallery
which stretches around the room were
draped abundanly In the national col
ors, while between them hung In ample
folds the flags of all thf governments
on the South American continent,
The guests on entering passed 'Under
an nrch'way of ferns and smllax and
were greeted-by a mlgnificent sight. On
every side stood huge potted palms,
and the tables were literally smothered
with cut flowers. But the most effec
tive feature of the decorations was the
light arrangement. Trailing lines of
tiny electric lights in vnrlC colored
globes, sparkled from the midst of the
ilowers which tilled the centers of tlj'e
tables; and others scintillated between
the folds of the flags with which the
walls were hung. Ensconced in a com
partment formed by walls of flags at
one end of the hall was the marine
band under Director Fanclnllll, which
alternated with the Germanla orches
tra stationed at the other end. Owing
to the great number of guests nearly
an hour was occupied In getting them
Heated, and almost immediately after
ithls had been accomplished a great
Fhout from the eastern end of the hall
announced the arrival of the presi
dential party. This was at 8 o'clock.
Escorted by Mayor Warwick and Dr.
William Pepper, president of the Com
mercial museums, and followed by Sec
retary Porter, the cabinet officers and
foreign ministers the executive passed
to his seat amid a storm of cheers.
To avoid undue delay In reaching the
toasts the serving of the banquet was
promptly begun. ,
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S POSITION
President-McKlnley Fat at the right
of the presiding officer, Dr. Pepper, and
on his other side Eat Theodore C.
Search. The secretary of agriculture,
the attorney general, Mayor Strong, of
New York, Mayor Warwick and a num
ber of the foreign ministers occupied
the came table.
It was nearly 10.30 o'clock when the
speech-making began. Governor Hast
ings opened the list of toasts by re
sponding to "A Welcome from Penn
sylvania." Theodore C. Search' follow
ed with "Our manufacturing indus
tries;" the Brazilian minister t spoke
and ex-Secretary Olney then responded
to "International law."
The Chinese minister answered to
"The Orient," and then followed Pres
ident McKlnley's speech In response
to the toast, "The President of the
United States.' I
He said: I
"Mr. Toastmaster, gentlemen of the
Manufacturers' club and delegates to
the convention, ladles and gentlemen;
"For the cordiality of your reception
I am Indeed grateful, although from
my recent experience In this great city,
It is not wholly and altogether sur
prising and unexpected. A recent Vis
it to your city gave mc opportun
ity to feel the warm, heari-touch of
the people of Philadelphia, and to en
joy their splendid and boundless 'hos
pitality. I must tell you that from
first to last I have been deeply im
pressed with the scenes witnessed in
Philadelphia today. I have seen the
remarkable spectacle of the representa
tives of all the American republics with
the products of their skill and their
soil In one great warehouse. The first
great convention of these republics was
organized by the matchless diplomacy
of that splendid American, James G,
Blaine. Seven years: ago, he brought
the governments of this continent to
gether and taught the doctrine that
general leclproclty in trade required
reciprocity of information. I see around
this board tonight, that originated the
bureau of American republics, located
in the capital city, which has already
done much good, and which I believe
will yet play an Important part In
our trade relations with the govern
ment's supporting It. My fellow citi
zens, there Is no motive to make a.
product If you can't find somebody to
take It. The maker must find tho tak
er. You will not employ labor to mako
a product If you cannot find a buyer for
that product after labor has made It.
"Gentlemen, I am clod to meet the
representatives of tho American repub
lics hero tonight. I am glad to meet
representatives of the governments of
all the world here tonight. I have met
the manufacturers of Philadelphia and
the state of Pennsylvania before. I
met you In the days of your highest
prosperity. I cannot avoid meeting
you It I would and I would not if I
could. But let me tell you, by country
men, that resusttatlon will not be pro
rroted by recrimination. 'The distrust
of the present will not bo removed by
distrust of tho future. A patriot makes
a better citizen than a pessimist, and
we have got to be patient, for much as
we may want to move out of the old
house we .cannot do It until the now
one Is finished. A tariff law half made
Is of no practical use except to indi
cate that In a little while a whole tariff
law will be done, and it is making
progress. It is reaching the end and
when the end comes we will have busi
ness confidence and Industtlal activity.
Lot us keep stout hearts and steady
heads. The country is not going back
wards but forwards, American energy
has not been destroyed by the storms
of tho past. It will yet triumph through
wise and beneficent legislation. Phll
adelphlans have In the past shown
what busy industries and well employ
ed labor can do to make a great city
and a contented population. They
don't mean to accept the present con
dition as permanent and final. They
will meet embarrassments as they have
bravely met them In the past and In
the end will restore the splendid Indus
tries and the magnificent labor to pros
perity, and, gentlemen, Philadelphia Is
but the type of American pluck and
courage everywhere throughout our
great United States."
Following the president, Ministers
Perez, of Mexico, and Fernandez, of
Co3ta Rloa, the Argentine mnlster, and
Congressman Dalzell responded to ap
FIRE IN A " ZOO."
Six Persons Badly BurnedThe Lion
Cage Overturned and Gener
al Panic Follows.
Lynn, MatS., June 2. Six persons
were seriously and two of them prob
ably fatally burned at Lynn Beach this
In connection with the "Zoo" which Is
exhibiting here Is a small side show,
In a tent about fifty feet from the main
tent. This is lighted by gasoline
torches. While one of the employes
was filling a burning torch from a
small tank of gasoline, the fumes took
fire and spread to the tent, running up
ward to the main pole, against which
was a large tank of gasoline: The man
dropped the torch and ran to the cen
ter of the tent, Intending to pull down
the pole, but in his hurry he overturned
the large tank and the. flames spread
The tent was well filled, and all its
occupants became greatly excited and
attempted to get out. Several crawled
under the canvas and escaped unin
jured. Those who tried to get out by
the entrance were not so fortunate, as
here the heat was Intense, and six per
sons were badly burned.
All were taken to the Lynn haspltal
and it is feared they may have inhaled
the fumes of the gasoline, and this may
result In their death.
The uproar caused by the Are created
almost a panic among the animals in
the Zoo. In the rush of people to get
out a cage of lions was overturned, but
no damage was done.
BLACK CAT AS A FIREBUG.
His Sparrow-Hunting Sport Almost
Led to a Disnstcr.
New York, June 2. All the dwellers
in a five-story East Side tenement
were turned out of bed early this morn
ing by the antics of a black Tom cat,
who started a fire In the building.
Thomas Is owned by the Flood family,
who live in the house, and he spends
much of his time at night catching
sparrows and canaries and courting on
neighboring roofs. Early this morning
he dashed ncross the roof of a neigh
boring building in hot pursuit of a
frightened sparrow, but Just as,he was
about to pounce upon it the bird flew
into the window of the Floods' kitchen,
attracted by the light.
Thomas followed with a wild spring
and seized the bird, and In his mad
rush he overturned' the lamp. It ex
ploded, setting fire to the window cur
tains. Aroused from his sleep by the crash,
Mr. Flood leaped out of bed, and' his
shouts of fire brought all the Inmates
of the building Into the halls. An
alarm was turned In, and when the
firemen came they found the Are al
ready extinguished, after it had done
about $p damage. Crouched In a cor
ner of the room was the cat, still cling
ing to the captured sparrow.
DETECTIVE AND DOG CATCHER MIX.
One Official Loses His Trousers and
the Other Goes to Jail.
Atlantic, City, N. J., June 2. City
Detective James Russell and Dog
Catcher Isaac Shorts became Involved
in an argument near police headquar
ters this evening. Shorts was accom
panied by his wife and several dogs,
and when the, debate was at Its hottest
Mrs. Shorts took a hand and set the
dogs upon the detective, who lost a
pair of trousers In the mlx-up.
When Russell extricated himself he
took Shorts to Jail, where he had him
locked up, charged with assault.
Trinl of Iter. John Knox.
St. Joseph, Mo., June 2. The trial of
Rev, John D. Knox., the ex-banker of
Topeka, began before a Judicial confer
ence of the Methodist church in this city
today, Ulshop Merrill, of Chicago, pre
sides. Much feeling exists in the case,
and the trial will last two days. A
number of witnesses are In attendance.
Including widows said to have besn de
frauded by Knox.
To Decide n Question of Snitngc.
Atlantic City, N, J June 2. Papers
were served today upon the yachtsmen
who reclaimed some of tho cargo of the
burned ship Francis In a Butt brought
by the -Merrltt & Chapman Wrecking
compuny as a test to deciue tho umount
of salvage due. There ere 45 barrels of
M'KINLEY AT THE
The President Delivers an Interesting
Address to the Visitors.
MAYOR WARWICK'S WELCOME
He Introduces Mrs. McKlnley ns the
Lending Lady of the Lniul--Dr.
Pepper l.xplnms the. Objects nnd
Alms of the Miisciim--IIciiry W.
r Pcnliody, of Boston, Speaks on the
Possibility of Increase in tho Ex
Philadelphia, Juno 2.1 The Interna
tional Commercial conference, which
had Its inception In the' Philadelphia
Commercial Museum, under the aus
pices of which Institution the confer
ence Is held was formally opened this
nfternoon nt the Academy of Music,
with an address by President McKln
ley. On the spacious stage of the
Academy sat the delegates to the con
ference, members of President Mc
Klnley's cabinet nnd quite a number
of ministers and representatives of for
eign countries. Of the delegates them
selves about fifty were representatives
of foreign commercial bodies, princi
pally of Mexico and Central and South
America. The large auditorium of the
Academy to which admission was had
by card was filled with Interested visi
tors. In addition to foreign delegates
to the conference there were also rep
resentatives present from commercial
and trade organizations of almost every
city of Importance In the United States.
Mayor Warwick extended a cordial
welcome to the delegates and to the
distinguished officials of this and other
countries who honored the occasion
with their presence. He closed by In
troducing President McKlnley, who
when he stepped forward on the plat
form was given a tremendous ovation.
When quiet had been restored the Pres
ident said In part:
MR. M'KINLEY'S SPEECH.
Ladles and gentlemen; To have assem
bled tho representatives of great com
mercial and Industrial Interests at homo
and abroad In such large numbers Is so
unprecedented as to make this a most
memorable event. Chambers of commerce
nnd boards of trade, mayors of cities and
governors of states, together with of
ficial visitors from fifteen other nations,
unite in testifying to the Importance at
tached to this undertaking.
No ordinary object could have pro
duced such an Industrial convention. In-ter-stato
and International Interests and
courtesy have contributed to its success.
The avowed aim of the Philadelphia
museums Is to aid In the development of
commercial and industrial prosperity. No
worthier cause can engage our energies
at this hour.
The movement is Inaugurated on broad
and progressive lines. Its authors and
promoters believe 4ha.t the conditions of
International commerce can be directly
.promoted by systematic study and dem
onstrated by scientific methods.
The Columbian World's exposition at
Chicago was the forerunner of this less
general, but more permanent contribu
tion to the world economlo advance.
Many of the Chicago exhibits here re
main Intact and have been Intelligently
supplemented to such an extent that
the management of the Philadelphia
museums make the proud claim that
their exhibition possesses the most com
plete and extensive exnlblt of Its class
now In existence.
It follows that a recognized central In
stitution such as this Is of leal stabil
ity, whose Integrity of management can
not be questioned, with ample means can
be made of Inestimable advantage, not
omy to a generation In a single coun
tiy, but to a whole continent and for the
1 assure tho promoters ot this enter
prise of the deep Interest of our govern
ment and the people In its success. I
congratulate the citizens of Philadelphia,
Justly renowned for the centennial ex
position, which first demonstrated to the
world marvelous development of our re
sources, that to them have, been Intrusted
the care and completion of this great
Who can doubt that the deliberations of
these able and public spirited men, act
ing together freely and cordially, animat
ed by a common Impulse and a common
Interest, will result in still closer rela
tions of International comity, and a high
er prosperity for all.
May God's blessing rest upon this
worthy enterprise and upon those who
shall labor for its welfare.
I now declare the Philadelphia mus
eums formally opened."
A PRETTY INCIDENT.
A pretty Incident followed the presi
dent's speech. As he concluded Mayor
Warwick stepped forward and Intro
duced to the audience "the leading lady
of tho land, who had, with the presi
dent, favored Philadelphia with their
presence today." Mrs. McKlnley with
a' few ladles, wbb seated in a private
box at tho side of the stage, and as
the mayor finished, the assemblage rec
ognizing her, arose to their feet, the
men cheering and the Jadies saluting by
waving their handkerchiefs and clap
ping their hands. Mrs. McKlnley, re
maining seated, graciously bowed her
acknowledgements of the unexpected
Dr. William Pepper, president of tho
Philadelphia Commercial museum, then
explained the objects and alms of the
museum for the advancement for which
this conference had been called. He
said it had been organized for the
purpose of 'promoting the trade with
foreign countries and particularly with
the object of obtaining Information rel
ative to the world's markets and all
trade conditions in foreign lands, which
might lead to an increase of our export
Henry W. Peabody, of Boston, pres
ident of the National Advisory board of
the museum, spoke at some length on
the possibility of a material increase
in our export trade. He said the mu
seum was unique In that it was for the
public benefit without pecuniary gain
for the city in which it is located. The
presence of the delegates from tho
southern republics he said shows an In
terest in our affairs which is highly
appreciated and It betokens a closer
friendship in the future.
PAIR BICYCLIST ATTACKED.
Dragged from Ilor Wheel and Severe
Clayton) N. J June 2. Miss Neta
Crane, a comely woman, who resides In
Porchtown, wbb riding leisurely home
on her bicycle, after her day's work In
Silver's shirt factory here, last night.
She wns pedaling slowly along a road
which runs through a lonely piece 'of
woods when a strange man suddenly
sprang out and dragged her from her
wheel. The man seized her by the
throdt, choking hcrj severely, and at
tempted, to drag her Into the woods.
Miss Crane struggled valiantly, but
was no match for hf r assailant. Final
ly she cried that oj friend of hers was
following closely and this f lightened
the brute, who fled.)
The marks of his fingers were visible
on Miss Crane's throat when she
The parents of Miss Crane accompa
nied her to the office of .Justice Van
Hook, In Newfleld, this morning. There
she swore to a complaint against Caleb
Green, a glassblowcr of Elmer, as her
assailant. A warrant ws Issued for
him but he has thus far eluded arrest.
Annual Convention of the League Is
Opened at Manchester-Hope
for Our Mission.
Manchester, England, Juno 2. The
annual meeting of the Bimetallic league
kopened here this morning. There wns
a large attendance, including over fifty
delegates from labor associatlons.most
ly Lancashire spinners nnd weavers.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester presid
ed and welcomed tKe delegates. Let
ters of reEret were road from Lord
Aldenham, head of the firm of Anthony
Glbbs & Sons, a director of the Bank
of England; the first lord of the treas
ury, A. J. Balfour; the president of the
local government board, Henry Chap
lin; Alfred de Rothschild, the consul
general for Austria; the duke of Fife,
son-in-law of the Prince of Wales;
the Marquis of Lome, the husband of
Princess Louise of England and oth
ers. The annual report of the league ex
pressed the deepest regret at the death
of General Francis A. Walker, of Bos
ton, classed ns. "one of the greatest
economic authorities of th'e century."
Continuing, the report said the most
Important event of the year was the
election for president In the United
States, "when Bryan polled 6,GOO,000
votes on the platform of national bi
metallism, and McKlnley polled 7,000,000
votes on a platform pledging him to
promote International bimetallism."
The report then refers to the support
alleged to hae been given to interna
tional bimetallism by M. Mellne, tha
French premier, In the chamber of dep
uties, and touches upon the mission to
Europe of Senator Edward O. Wolcott,
of Colorado, which "was so succecssful
that it led to the appointment of the
special mission -now in France, to
which it is earnestly hoped such co
operation will be accorded by leading
nations that an international agree
ment will be concluded at an early
The report of the' Bimetallic league
concludes as follows: "While the ne
cessity for international blmatelllsm
was never greater than at present, tho
council can with confidence affirm that
never since 1873 have the prospects
been so hopeful. In view of the serl
oub attempt now making to secure a
settlement on an International basis,
It earnestly calls on all friends of mon
etary reform to redouble their efforts
during the coming year."
Lord Aldenham's letter of regret
says: "The greatest evidence of the
progress of the cause Is shown in the
famous resolution of the house of com
mons In March, 1896, and in the prom
ises of the chancellor of the exchequer.
Such promises are not made and such
resolutions are not adopted without
the certainty that they are consonant
with the general wish of the nation.
Our objects will be gained If the United
States and France or some other great
commercial nation agree to carry the
matter through even without England,
though it would bronly political wis
dom to add our 'forces to theirs. It Is
certain that the United States means
business and experts success, or the
president would no? have sent Senator
Wolcott and his colleague to negotiate
and it Is satisfactory to know from
the chancellor of the exchequer that he
will do all he can to facilitate the mis
sion." Lord Aldenham's 'letter concludes:
"We should not relax our efforts to se
cure the wisest solution and equal
agreement with the' .United States,
France and Germany. If prejudices pre
vents this we should do our best to
second the efforts of the chancellor of
the exchequer and thus make the Amer
ican mission successful."
The letters of Mr. Balfour and Mr.
Chaplin express continued sympathy
with the bimetallic movement.
GOVERNMENT HAS A SCANDAL.
One Alan Corners Specified Goods for
New York, June 2. There Is a scan
dal In the United States Indian de
partment of generous proportions, and
Commissioner W. A. Jones is here In
vestigating. He found that Jn the
clothing for Indians the specifications
called for "all wool filling, warp 1800
ends; No. 14 black cotton picks, 38 to
the Inch," Mr. Jones has found that
there are only three mills manufactur
ing them, nnd one dealer Wiere lias
brough up the output.
These peculiar specifications were
never called for before. Jobbers h'ave
made affidavits that when they tried to
bid they were told at the three mills
that the dealer alluded to hall bought it
all up and they could not even get
enough of the satinet to submit samples
Commissioner Lyon says the specifi
cations were made while D. M. Brown
was commissioner. A new contract
will probably be given. Goods In the
other cases do not come upto sample
II n ti K Toller Arrested.
St. Paul, Juno 2. Charles Zrhau, one
of tho two receiving tellers of the Ger
man American National bank, was to
day arrested at the instance of the bank
officials on a charge of grand larceny,
(13,000 In cash having disappeared on Sat
An Infirmary Burned.
Greenville, O,, Juno 2.-Flre at tho
Drake county Infirmary today entirely
destroyed tho structure, only the bare'
walls remaining standing. Many 'helpless
creatures aro wandering about tho farm,
some of them partially Insane, Loss total
structure will' bo, erected at once. ,
Second Day's Session ot American Med
ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT M'KINLEY
Tho President Is Warmly Welcomed
by tho Convention, nnd Delivers a
Pleasing Address -- Papers Are
Itcnd by Well-Known Physicians.
President Hint's Pnpcr.
'Philadelphia, June 2. JThc second
day's session of the golden Jubilee ot
the American Medical association
showed nn Increase In attendance over
the opening session. During the open
ing hour a general air of expectancy
prevailed, due to the anticipated ar
rival of President McKlnley.
Prior to the session of tho main body
sections In the practice of medicine,
surgery nnd anatomy, opthalmology,
and laryngology and otology were held.
Papers were read by Mark W. Richard
son, of Boston; A. P. Ohlmacher, Cleve
land; William Osier, Baltimore; J. A.
Wlthcrspoon, Nashville; Joseph Ran-
DR. NICHOLAS SUNN,
President American Medical Association.
osh, of Cincinnati; Carl Beck, New
York; W. B. Wirt, Cleveland; Robert
Randolph, Baltimore; Harold GIfford,
Omaha; C. W. Richardson, Washing
ton, D. C, and A. E. Prince, Spring
field. When the main body had been called
to order by President Senn, Dr. Austin
Flint read a paper on medicine. He
spoke of the great advance that has
been made in the field of American
medicine and the possibilities 'of the
future. The latter portion of his ad
dress dealt largely with the result of
experiments made by him with respect
to the various ailments of humanity.
The convention was transacting some
ordinary business, When President Mc
Klnley entered, accompanied by Dr.
Senn, The delegates and their ladles
rose en masse and cheered and ap
plauded for nearly five minutes. This
again broke out when the chief execu
tive was formally introduced. Presi
dent McKlnley spoke briefly during
which he said that while he came to the
city for another purpose, yet he could
not refrain from dropping In to pay
homage to the medical profession and
In conclusion said: "I extend to you
my very best wishes and hearty con
gratulations on this, the semi-centennial
of your ass&clatlon."
The president then left. He was ac
companied by Governor Hastings, May
or Warwick, Assistant Secretary of the
Navy Roosevelt, and Theodore C.
Search, president of the National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers. While the
party was leaving, calls were made for
Governor Hastings and that ofllcial be
ing Introduced spoke briefly.
Harmony Characterizes the Sessions of
the State Convention at Frank
Frankfort, Ky., June 2. Hatmony
characterized today's session of the
Silver Democratic state convention on
all issues except whenever any point
came up involving the Interests of one
of the six candidates for appellate
clerk. The convention nearly split wide
open when the election of a permanent
charman came up, over the question
upon which ballot the last candidate
should be dropped. The platform adopt
ed In part was as follows:
Resolved, That we hereby reaffirm our
faith in the principles set forth and en
umerated In tho platform adopted by tho
Democratic party In national convention
held at Chicago In July, 1896, and we
adopt said platform as that of the Democ
racy in Kentucky.
Second, that the principles adopted and
set forth in that platform are the true
principles of Democratic faith, and we
urge upon all true Democrats to stand
by them at all times and under all cir
cumstances and conditions.
Third, we endorse the canvass made
by William J. Bryan, tho nominee of
the Democratic party for the presidency
In the late election. Wo commend its
wisdom, approve It as Just and fair to all
parties and all interests of our common
country. We recognlzo In him the fear
less orator and statesman and the great
champion of the people's rights against
the moneyed power, the monopolists, syn
dicates and trusts, we pledge him the
support of a United Democracy In our
The balance of the platform Is de
voted to a denunciation of the Repub
lican state administration, to a denun
ciation of allowing convict made goods
to compete with free labor and to a fe
licitation of Senator Blackburn and
those who led In his two senatorial
There was one dissenting vote out of
the 1,000 to the adoption of the report.
ATLANTIC CITY OFFICIALS DROPPED.
.Heads Cut Off as u .tosiilt of n Jluin-
jius in tho Council.
Atlantic City, N. J June 2. A rum
pus occurred In city council this even
ing which resulted in the dismissal of
Special Expert Electrician Drysdale,
Special Board Walk Inspector C. S.
Font and Assistant Clty Solicitor
Thompson. The latter Is' also law
X Judge of the county. The counclimcn
rejected the plans for tho new city hall,
which the commissioners favored.
The board of health was empowered
to go 'ahead with the garbage con
tracts but were dented the privilege of
buying the land on which to construct
the additional crematory necessary.
Resigned Because tho Church Wns
Not Decorated for Vetornns.
Youngstown, O., Juno 2. It was
learned today that the resignation of
Rev. D. D. McSklnning from tho pas
torate of the Plymouth Congregation
al church was dye to the fact that 'he
had Invited the members of Tod Post,
G. A. R to attend services Sunday
morning, nnd upon their arrival thero
were no decorations, not even a flag
Rev. Mr. McSklnning felt deeply cha
grined, and, after criticizing the dea
cons severely, presented his resigna
tion, which was accepted.
PROGRESS ON TARIFF.
The Senate Breaks Record for Rapid
WorkMr. Tillman on
Washington, June 2. The senate
made greater progress on the tariff
bill than in any day since the debate
opened, completing more than half of
the Important metal schedule. The
speaking was by the Democratic sena
tors, the Republican senators taking
no part In the debate except at rare
Intervals, to answer questions which
would expedite the advance of the bill.
Messrs. Jones, Arkansas, and Vest,
urged numerous amendments embody
ing In the mnln the Wilson rates, but
these were rejected with only one ex
ception. This exception related to an
vils on which Mr. Vest secured a re
duction of the committee rate from 2
to 1 cents per pound. It was the first
change made without the assent of tho
committee and It was due mainly to
the listless manner of many senators
Early In the day Mr. Tillman, of
South Carolina, secured the adoption
of a resolution directing the Judiciary
committee to Inquire Into the recent
decisions against the South Carolina
dispensary law- with a view to report
ing such legislation as might be de
sirable. GEN. LEE'S PLACE.
J. Frank Aldrich of Illinois to Get It.
No Change to Be 'Made
Washington, D. C Jiine 2. It leaked
out that the president had decided upon
two very Important appointments, and
that they will be announced shortly.
The first Is that of consul general at
Havana, now flled by General Fitz
hugh Lee. It Is stated on good au
thority that the president has prom
ised this place to former. Representa
tive J. Frank Aldrich, of Chicago, but
that the appointment will not be made
until the end of this session of con
gress, as the president has no desire to
swap horses while the situation is so
Mr. Aldrich has Just finished his sec
ond term in the house and declined a
renomlnatlon. He has always been
very prominent in Chicago politics, and
a year ago was a staunch supporter of
Speaker Reed for the presidential nom
ination. He was a candidate for ap
pointment as minister to Belgium, but
as that position was promised In ad
vance, he is now to be given the con
sul generalship at Havana. The posi
tion Is worth in good times about $25,
000 per annum.
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE OPENED.
An Address Delivered by Hon. Theo
Newport, R. I., June 2. The Naval
War college was formally opened this
morning with an address by Hon. The
odore Roosevelt, assistant secretary of
the navy. The address was delivered
in the lecture room of the college which
was filled with the members of the
class and guests.
Commander C. F. Goodrich, president
of tho War college, presided and Intro
duced Mr. Roosevelt who spoke upon
Washington's forgotten maxim, namely
"To be prepared for war is the mast
effectual means to promote peace."
Reunion of Luthcruns.
Springfield, O., June 2. The second an
nual re-unlon of the Luthcruns of Ohio,
Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan was
held here today. Several hundred visitors
were present. The following addresses
were made: "The Lutheran Church of
America ns a Trust," Hon, Isaac Mottpr,
Lima, O.; "The Dynamic of Conservative
Lutheranlsm," Rev. F. J. Shafer, Dela
ware, O,; "Equipage for Aggressive Luth
eranlsm, Rev. Ezra K. Bell, Cincinnati.
Threo Trainmen Killed.
Bluefleld, W. Va June 2. Engine No.
SE1 on the Norfolk and Western railroad
blew up near Christlansburg, Va and
killed Joseph Waskie, an engineer, whose
home wasat Radford; James Gillespie,
a fireman, and Flagman William Byrne,
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Todayi
Partly Cloudy; Slightly Warmer.
1 (General) Interest in Dynamite Case.
McKlnley at the Commercial Muteum,
Observing Its Golden Jublleo.
Banquet at the Bourse.
2 (Sports) Eastern League Base Ball
Player's Averages In Eastern Leacruo.
3 (State) Whitney's Weekly Budget of
Amatiur Ball Notes,
Commt-nts of the Press.
5 (Story) Tho Shearer's Wages.
C (Local) Grand Jury Makes Final Re
turn. Surrender After a 30 Years' War.
7 (Local) Flooded Mines May Resume.
Market for Coal Is Much Stronger.
8 (Local) West Side and City Suburban.
0 Lackawanna County Nows
Grand Jury Makes Final Returns
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
(Financial and Commercial, I
The Attendance Largely
Increased at Blooms
STAR WITNESSES HEARD
Dora Moharter Gives Start
Remembers Having Seen Clifton
Knorr Plnco Powder in His Moth
er's Cup Ilnil Also Heard Him Ex
press n Desire to Blow Up Waller.
Moro Evidence Is Given Concerning
tho Life nnd Character of Shllio
Gast Rncy Testimony of Mrs,
Bloomsburg, Pa., June 2. Interest in
the Wlnterstejen dynamfte trial in
creases as the trial progresses. The at
tendance today being tho largest of any
previous session. The first witness to
day was Mrs. J. R. PhlllippI, of Read
ing, who testified to the bad character
of Sally Gast.
Dora Moharter, who Is a star' witness
for the defense, was then called. She
said she lived with Mrs. Knorr, Clifton
Knorr's mother, for eight years as a
servant. She remembered having seen
Clifton place a powder In his mother's
cup and when she spoke to him about
It he said to say nothing about It as his
mother might think he was trying to
poison her. Witness said Bhe heard
Clifton say he would like to blow up
Waller as It was his fault that he
could not get money. She contradicted
herself slightly In her cross-examination,
but the main part of her testi
mony was unshaken.
Daniel WIngert, nn attorney, of Read
ing, testified that he met Knorr In
WIntersteen's ofllce and heard him say
he would have no trouble If It was not
for Waller. He said Waller stood In
his way of getting money from the
Knorr estate. Policeman Gehret, Geo.
Culver, ex-Policeman Clouse and Law
rence Bressler, all of Reading, all
swore that Mrs. Sally Gast had a bad
reputation, James Lord, a clerk of the
Colonial hotel, Reading, at one time
a close friend ot Clifton Knorr, testified
that he and Knorr on a trip to Boston,
registered false names. Mr. Lord start
ed to recite an assault upon Agnes
Dewees, by which the defense was go
ing to prove that Knorr was a master
in crime before Wlntersteen Is alleged
to have taught him, but the prosecu
tion objected on the grounds that It
was not admlssable. Court sustained
the objection. Mr. Lord said he saw
Knorr have a piece of lead pipe with
which he. It Is claimed, assaulted the
A MODEST HUSBAND.
Mr. Brubaker, of Reading, was called
and said that he was with Mrs. Bru
baker every night they were In Read
ing, and that Wlntersteen was not In
timate with his (Brubaker's) wife. Mrs.
Brubaker furnished some racy testi
mony. She stated that she and her
husband lived with Sally Gast for some
time last summer, and that she knew
that It was a house of Ill-fame, that
she sometimes "entertained" her
friends and that Mr. Brubaker knew of
this nnd made no objection to It. She
acknowledge taking a drive over the
Neverslnk road with Wlntersteen, Sal
ly Gast and another woman.
After the hearing of this witness,
court adjourned until tomorrow.
CRISIS AT MADRID.
Senor Canovas Bel Castillo Tenders the
Queen the Resignation of
Madrid, June 2. The premier, Senor
Oanovas Del CaBtlllo, has tendered to
the Queen Regent the resignation of
the cabinet, owing to the difficulty the
ministers experience in carrying on the
government in view of the parliamen
tary situation caused by the refusal of
the liberals to take part in the delib
erations of the cortes. This attitude
of the liberals is due to tho personal
encounter between the Duke of Tetu
an, the minister for foreign affairs,
and Professor Gomas', a liberal senator,
on May 21, when the duke slapped tho
face of the senator after a heated de
bate on tho Morgan belligerency resolu
tion adopted by the United States sen
ate. The Queen Regent will hold a cabin
et council tomorrow In order to discuss
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
Now York, June 3. Herald's forecast!
In the Middle states today, fair to partly
cloudy, warmer and rather sultry weather
and freh southerly and southeasterly
winds will prevail, followed by rain and
local thunder showers in the western and
lake districts ot this section, and by light
rain at night In tho Delaware and Hudson
Valleys. On Friday, partly cloudy to
cloudy, slightly warmer or more sultry
weather will prevail with fresh southerly
winds, shifting to southwesterly to west
ward In the afternoon, followed by thun
Dcnth Cunio Without Wnniiug.
Salem, O., June 2. Samuel Waller, liv
ing about three miles southwest of this
city, dropped dead this morning with
heart disease, while working on a milk
stand on the road in front of his home.
Waller was a young mairled man, and
leaves a wife and one child.
Attacked Ills NIster-ln-Lnw.
Morgantown, W. Va Juno i. Arthur
J, Murray was Jailed today for threaten
ing to kill his 10-year-oUl sister-in-law,
Surah Wolfe, Murray will probably be
Indicted for attempted criminal assault
upon the girl. He has a wife und two