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Voluminous Evidence Pro
duced to Prove Him
a Bad Man.
NEEDED NO INSTRUCTOR
Witnesses Testify That Knorr
Has Always Been Vicious.
T. T. Hnyiunn Alleges Thnt Wintcr
stccn Slept in Ills House on the
Night Thnt Kuorr Hnd Located
II I in Elsewhere'-- Mrs. Hayman
Civcs Strange r.vl(lencc--Niinicrous
Character Witnesses Are Sworn In
Bloomsburg, Pa., June 3. While
nothing of a sensational character de
veloped at today's session of the Wln
tersteen dynamite trial, voluminous
evidence was adduced by the defense,
the trend of which was to blacken
Knorr's character and relieve Wlnter
steen's of odium. The first witness
called was Peter Goodman, of Read
ing, who at one time was employed
by Knorr. He said he would not be
lieve Knorr under oath.
The witness became confused and
complicated upon cross-examination,
and declined to answer further. His
testimony was stricken out.
Harry C. Boyer, of Heading, testi
fied that Knorr's reputation was bad.
He said: "Hejs not a friend of mine."
Mrs. Richard Oswald, wife of one of
Wintersteen's partners, testified to
hearing an explosion and heard a man
running on the pavement.
The husband of Mrs. Oswald said: "I
am a member of the Bloomsburg Car
company. I sent my partner, Wlnter
steen, to Wllkes-Barre on business at
the time he met Knorr there, Sept. 9.
We went on the same train. Wlnter
steen got off at Plymouth, and I went
on to Scranton.
"I was with Wlntersteen in Wllkes
Barre. He was at the Exchange hotel,
Wllkes-Barre, on Sept. 14. I do not
know what he said to Knorr."
Charles Dietrlck said Wlntersteen,
furnished him with dynamite" In his
work after the salo of the Irondale
James Lord was re-called to show
Knorr's bad character before Wlnter
steen had any Influence over him. This
testimony was objected to and ruled
out by the court.
T F. Haymon, a friend and client of
Wlntersteen nnd a resident, of Heading,
testified that' Wlntersteen came to
Reading on July 27 to transact legal
business with him and slept at his
house that night. Knorr In his testi
mony had said that Wlntersteen had
slept at a house of Ill-fame on July 27.
Hnyman nJso swore that Wlntersteen
slept at his house on Nov. 14 when
Knorr said he slept elsewhere. The
witness became somewhat confused.
At the afternoon session Hayman was
recalled to the stnnd and his cross
examination continued. He testified
that both times "Wlntersteen was at his
house over night, July and November,
the defendant slept on the lounge and
left cmly In tho morning without tak
ing breakfast. They retired late on
both occasions. Witness said he met
Wlntersteen about 9 o'clock nnd visited
several places where they both got beer
and did not arrive homo until 12
Mrs. Hayman, wife of the former
witness, next tool: the stand and creat
ed some little sensation by statins that
the man, who subpoenaed her had asked
her about what she knew of facts and
whether she could swear to her knowl
edge. Tho man, she said, then took a
bible from his pocket and swore her.
Witness stated to the Jury that In the
fall of 1S9G, after retiring one night, she
heard footsteps down stairs and upon
asking Mr. Hayman who was there,
was told it Avas Mr. Wlntersteen, of
Bloomsburg. On cross-examination tho
witness said she did not 'know the ex
act date, nor anything of Wintersteen's
former visit In July. She said that tho
date was suggested to her mind as be
ing after the Uerks county fair, .when
two men Interviewed her. She Identi
fied Detective Henderson as one of the,
Daniel Weber, of Reading, .testified
that Knorr's reputation Was bad and
that he would not believe him under
The defense at this point offered as
evidence the arbitration proceedings In
the case of J. S. Wlntersteen vs. the
Knorr estate, which was decided In fa
vor of Mr. Wlnstersteen by tho arbitra
tors and he was awarded $20,000. The
court admitted the proceedings with
the understanding that like the pro
ceedings In the equity suit they aro
not to be considered In determining the
truth or falsity of the proceedings.
W. II. Brooke, general manager of
the Brassand Copper company, of which
Wlntersteen Is a director, testified that
the company purchased vitriol by the
carboy, and always had It on hand.
Q. C. Baker, an undertaker, testified
that the funeral of Peter A. Evans
occurred on September 1, 1896. The de
fense then presented the evidence of
James C. Brown, Joslah. Ralston, P. B.
Hartman, Jacob Kellar, IS. C. Wells,
John R. Townsend, Jasper B. Wilson,
Francis R. Drinker, Nehemlah Kitch
en, J. K. Lockard, P. D. Dentler and
James H. Mercer. All these aro old
and respected citizens of Bloomsburg,
and each testified he knew Mr. Winter
steer and had never heard his reputa
tion for peace and order questioned.
Court adjourned at 5 o'clock until to
No case has ever been tried in tho
county, with the exception of the Molly
Magulre trials of 1877, that has attract
ed the ntcntlon or entailed the expense
of this one. The total cost of the trial,
It Is estimated, will reach $25,000. The
county will be responsible for the costs
of officers, stenographers and witnesses
for the commonwealth, and the defend
ant must pay his own witness and
counsel fees. The prosecutor will have
his counsel to pay and also the cost of
A. P. A. CONVENTION.
Meeting or the Stnto Association nt
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., June 3. The state
convention of the American Protestant
association, which has been in session
In this city the past two days, ad
journed this afternoon. The Philadel
phia delegates succeeded In capturing
the next state convention, which will
be held In that city on June 1, 1898.
William Nlchol, the retiring ofllcer,
presented Worthy Grand Master W. C.
Hart a past worthy grand master's
emblem of the order mounted In gold
and Jewelled. Worthy Grand Master
Cunningham offered a silver gavel to
the society having the largest Increase
in membership until the next conven
tion. A number of appeals were read
and the committee reported favorably
on them after which the claims were
all paid. The business of the conven
tion closed at 10.30. On the whole the
convention was a very successful one.
The constitution of the grand lodge Is
to be revised and re-wrltten and a com
mittee of five from this state was ap
pointed. This afternoon the delegates
MONTANA INDIAN SCARE.
Fear That the Trouble Is Not Over.
Agent Slouch Refuses to Dsllver
Badger, the Cheyenne.
Miles City, Mont., Juno 3. Sheriff
Glbb returned last night from thf
Cheyenne agency and says the Indian
situation is grave. Ho reports 200 or
more Indians oft the reservation and
scattered in the hills. Their war whoop
can be heard frequently nnd the danc
ing continues. Old settlers look for
trouble. The sheriff's posse, 3D) strong,
under command of Stock Inspector
Smith and Cartaln Brown, is slnlloned
in and about the settlements near the
reservation to protect the remaining
settlers nnd prevent the destruction of
property by the Indians.
Indian agent Stouch would ndt deliv
er the prisoner, Badger, to the sheriff
when called upon to. do sn, saying ho
was afraid, but he would escort Badger
off the reservation on Friday with
troops and deliver him to the authori
ties. Thesherlft ploccd'Captaln Stouch
under arrest, but left him at liberty
until summohfcd by County Attorney
Porter. The sheriff also had a. war
rant for Captain Rolil". w ho has char jo
of the trbops from Fort Custer, located
In the reservation.
It Is not known among tho Indians In
tho hills that Badger is In il! guard
hous?. When he is removed from the
reservation It Is feired they will make
a break to recover him If possible. The
sheriff brought In orders for a large
amount of ammunition and :l,ie and
another posse of 100 or more will be
formed to accompany him back to the
reservation, which he expects to reach
tonight or early tomorrow morning. T.
J. Porter, county attorney, has notified
the sheriff that the mllltla will be
ordered out if necessarv.
SOCIALIST CRUSADE STARTS.
To Prepare tho Way for Debs' Co
Denver, Col., June-3. Three men will
start out from Denver tomorrow In a
wagon on which are painted the words
"Co-operative Commonwealth Van" to
preach revolutionary socialism in, every
part of Colorado and prepare the way
for the Inauguration of Eugene V. Debs''
The Colorado missionaries are James
Hogan, vice president of the American
Railway union; N. T. Grlest, of Den
ver, and William Holmes, of Chicago.
Ho Kills Two iUon Mho Wore Tjrying
to Arrest Him.
Richmond, Va.. June 3. In Franklin
county Monday, D. S. Webster, a prom
inent citizen, was killed and a detec
tive named R. L. Dillard was wounded
by Richard Gibson, a negro desperado,
whom they were endeavoring to arrest
Gibson escaped and about a hundred
citizens are on the hunt for him. If he
Is caught he will probably be lynched.
Sailor Killed by n Trnln.
Elmira, N. Y., June 3. Peter Olospn, a
Danish sailor, was killed by an Brie
freight train in this city about 7.30 o'clock
this morning, Oleion was naturalized In
New Voik on Feb. 2, 1(S97, and a letter
found In his possession leads the authori
ties to behove ho has relatives in Liver
pool. England. He is behoved to have de
serted from a man-of-war In New York.
Pencil Crop Very Low,
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 3. Promi
nent growers predict for Michigan a
peach crop this year that will not equal
10 per cent, of the usual yield. Extreme
and prolonged cold and wet weather' aro
Snn Quentin Prison Revolt.
Ban Quentin, Cal June 3. Tho revolt
among tho convicts at Ban Quentin Is
practically at an end. Last evening near
ly 100 'men wore released from solitary
confinement And are now willing to go to
work In the Jute mill.
The Iliscaync's Crew Arrested.
Miami, Fla Juno 3. Captain Sabate
and his crow of five men on the steamer
Blscayne, who throw Inspector Hamlile
ton overboard while they were transfer
ring a filibustering cargo to tho Daunt
leas, were arrested tonlsht.
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Georgo Pye Dies n Pauper.
Chicago, Juno 3, Georgo Pye died In
tho poor house last nlitht, and unless
friends Intervene his body will go to a
medical college Mr. l'ye was 08 yeara
of age and a graduate of Dublin univer
sity, JIo was a civil engineer of repute.
More Looms to Spin in Canada.
Montreal, June i It Is announced that
the Montmorency Cotton company will
erect a large mill at Drumipondvllle to
contain 1,000 looms anJ employ in the
neighborhood of 1.CO0 bands.
ON TARIFF BILL
Senator Tillman Again Talks on the
TILLMAN AND GALLINOER DEBATE
Ilonso Proceedings Aro Enlivened by
n Slnclc Incldcnt--Mr. Simpson, the
Populist Lendor, Is Absent nnd
Several Kills Aro Passed by Unani
mous Conscnt'-Mlsslsslppl Flood
Fund Appropriated for tho El Paso
Washington, June 3. The senate
again made good progress on the tar
iff bill today, covering about ten pages
of the metal Fchcdule and almost com
pleting It. The formal contest against
the measure wns maintained but all
amendments tending to change thei bill
as renorted were von d down, and ths
ilnanc! committee suillnlned. Tho de
bate was mainly of n technical char
acter, the Republican senators continu
ing the policy of refraining from mak
Before the tariff bill was taken up
Senator Tillman, of South Carolina,,
gao the senate another hour of ex
citing controversy over the proposed
sugar investigation. He defended him
self from published charges relative to
his administration of the governorship
of South Carolina, nnd then moved
that the committee having charge of
the sugar resolution be discharged from
further consideration of It, thus bring
ing the subject directly before the sen
ate. Mr. Galllngor, New Hampshire. In be
halt of the committee, made a spirited
protest against this course nrd nho
urged that the senate should not turn
npjde from Its public work to Investi
gate charges affecting the private
character of senators.
There were frequent lively exchanges
between Mr. Tillman, Mr. Galllnger
and Mr. Jones, of Nevada, but In the
end Mr, Tillman withdrew his motion.
The house proceedings today were
enlivened by a single Incident, tho at
tempt of Mr. Terry, Democrat, of Ar
kansas, to consider consideration ns a
privileged matter of a resolution for
the Immediate appointment of the
commltttw on foreign affairs In order
as the preliminary whereases recited,
to permit action of the senate Cuban
belligerency resolutions. It vas ruled
out of order and an appeal taken from
tho decision of the chair was laid on
the table by a strict party vote. Mr.
Simpson, the populist leader, was ab
sent and several bills w'ere jassed by
The Fryo bill to prevent collisions
on certain harbors, rivers t.nd inland
waters of the United States and the
senate resolution for the relief of the
El Paso Hood sufferers, amended so as
to make the appropriation of $10,000
available out of the unexpended bal
ance of the appropriation for the Miss
issippi flood sufferers, were pissed and
the conference report on the Indian
appropriation bill as passed.
BABY BOY A TRIPLE MURDERER.
Roasted His Sinter, Hacked n Brother
nud Shot Another.
La Crosse, Fla., June 3. Flye years
old but a triple murderer. That Is the
record of James Gaines, the son of
Ignorant negroes living In the country.
He will probably go to an asylum. His
first crime was killing his little sister.
Ho built a bonfire and roaster her on
It, sticking blazing firebrands beneath
her skin and dancing for ftlee. His
cries of pleaBtire brought his parents,
but they said nothing, as they thought
he was "conjured." Then he t-.iok an
older but smaller brother and ptubbed
him to death with a butcher knlf.
Still the parents were silent, as they
thought him "conjured."
A few days ago, while thiy were nb
stnt, he put tho barrel of his father's
old powder and ball pistol In his three-year-old
brother's mouth and pulled the
trigger, blowing his head off. Then
the lad was brought here and locKtd
The little murderer Is an ordinary lit
tle darkey In most ways, rather dhort
and thin, with bandy legs and unusu
ally long arms, and his lower Jaw Is
far more developed than usual. It
looks something like tho Jaw of a
CAPTAIN SMITH TESTIFIES.
Ho Supplies tho Committee with Do
tails as to tho Cuban Insurgents.
Washington, June 3. Captain W. D.
Smith, of the Cuban army, and said to
have formerly been on the staff of
General Gomez, was before a sub-com-mltteo
of the senate committee on for
eign relations today.
He supplied the committee with many
details as to the strength of the insur
gent forces and of their resources and
also furnished them with rriuch Infor
mation, concerning the treatment of
paclflcos and other residents of Cuba
by the Spaniards. His testimony was
strictly guarded by the committee ns
LOST HIS MONEY.
An Ohio Man's ltensoii for Ending
His Life. '
Masslllon, O., Juno 3.,Georgo Dolhel
mer shot himself in a grove near West
brooklleld this morning, after writing
letters, In which he explained the loss
of about $200 In a business enterprise
had made life unendurable.
He fastened his revolver In tho crotch
of a tree nnd touched It off with his
finger. The ball passed through his
heart and ho died Instantly. Ho was
23 years old and married about two
AN EPIDEMIC OP SUICIDES.
Poison, Pistol nnd Hope Used by
ftfnuy, Who Sought Donth.
Now York, June 3. Tho police re
ports throughout Greater New York to
day Indicate an epidemic of suicide of
an extraordinary character, no less
than ten persons having either at-
tempted suicide or ended their lives.
Wolf Cohen, a shoemaker of this city,
who was married only a fortnight ago,
found himself In financial straits and
took carbolic acid with fatal results.
Tho same drug was used In two In
stances In Brooklyn. William II. Lloyd,
aged D4, succumbing to Its effects, while
Henry WIckern, 19 years old, will sur
vive his suicidal oxperlmcnt. Edward
II. Seal, aged 27, also of Brooklyn,
killed himself with laudanum. A
S,hcepshead Bay race track hanger-on,
known as "Army Red," was found dead
bcsldo the roadside near the track,
with a horse liniment bottle from which
he had drunk, by his side.
Mrs. Sarah Armor shot herself in the
left breast, fatally, because her daugh
ter had fallen Into disgrace. Emll
Schmidt, a silk weaver, of this city,
hanged himself In tho cellar of his
home. Lee Guy, a Chinaman, is dying
In a hospital from the effects of opium
poisoning taken with suicidal Intent.
Mrs. Orange D. Betty, a widow, aged
74 years, of Orient Point, L, I was
found dead In her room today, an empty
laudanum bottle suggesting that an
overdose of the drug had ended her life.
OIL TANKS FALL.
Filled with Water, They Crash Through
Five' Stories of a New Building.
One Man Killed.
New York, June 3. Five enormous
tanks, each containing 13,000 gallons
of water, fell five stories through the
new building of Davis S. Browne & Co.,
soap manufacturers, at Twelfth avenue,
Fifty-first and Fifty-second streets,
this morning, burying several men un
der thousands of tons of debris. The
liody of William Frnzer, 40 years old,
a surveyor In the employ of the Otis
Elevator company, was taken from
the ruins this afternoon.
Jacob Jacobson, a carpenter, Is miss
ing. The place wns nearly ready for occu
pancy. The tanks were to hnve con
tained soap fat. They were put In by
the Coatesvllle Iron works, of Coates
vlllo, Pa. Alexander Brown, the brick
contractor; Henry F. Kilburn, the
architect, and Archie Hamilton, Inspec
tor, were arrested, charged with homi
cide. The five tanks shot through the five
floors like a stone dropping through so
There were fifteen men In the building
at the time of the accident, They were
scattered around the factory. There was
not a second's warning of the fall of
the tanks. They had been filling up
with water for testing and were nearly
The tanks were each 13 by 13 feet
square by 20 feet in height. They were
made of sheet Iron and wore a quarter
of an Inch thick. To prevent the water
from bulging their sides, stout iron
bands had been placed In side of each
The fall of tho tanks, carrying with
them five floors of Iron and woodwork
was heard for several blocks around.
They carried down Iron girders and
beams a foot in width and four inches
In thickness, snapping them as If they
were pipe stems. There was no stop
ping as they struck the floors In suc
cession, so enormous was the weight of
All of the men who had been Inside
the building were got together nnd
counted. It was found that there were
three missing. They were Qulnn, Ja
cobson and Frazer.
A wrecking Arm undertook the re
moval of the debris.
At 4 o'clock Frazer's body was par
tially uncovered and three hours later
It was taken out. Coroner Pltzpatrlck
said that It was probably the bulging
of the tanks which had caused the dls
lodgment of the wall and caused the
fall of the tanks and floors.
ROBBED AND THROWN INTO A SWAMP
Phllndolphinn's ltough Experience in
Jersey City, N. J., June 3. Walter
Brown, a middle-aged man, who said
ho was from Philadelphia, was found
lying half-submerged In the mud In the
swamp at Brunswick and Seventh
streets today by a policeman. Brown
said he had been assaulted on the West
Short; railroad and robbed of $25 and
hl bank book, shewing a deposit of
$1,500 In a Philadelphia bafik, and then
thrown Into the swamp. He vas. taken
to the city hospital.
James -Toole and Joh'i Flattery, of
Scranton, Pa.; John Daly, of Philadel
phia, and James Debolji, of Jackson
ville, Flo,, were arrested near the
swamp on suspicion of being concerned
in the robbery.
TWI XT DIVORCE AND A FORTUNE.
Philadelphia Young Woman's Hus
band in u Queer Fix.
Frostburg, Md Juno 3.Tho will of
William R. Percy, one of tho richest
men in Western Maryland, who was ac
cidentally drowned last week, contains
a novel codicil. George B. Percy, the
only son, recently filed a suit for di
vorce from his jvlfe, Daisy O. Percy,
whom ho marrlitl In Philadelphia, in
The codicil, made Just before the suit
was filed, says that If there Is a separ
ation of Georgo B. Percy and wife by
divorce tho son will receive no part
of the estate,and that his sister, Mrs.
Helen Hltchlns, and Miss Rosalind
Percy will recelvw the portion. Mr.
Percy's life Insurance aggregates $215,
000. Railway Shops on Pull Time.
Burlington, la.. June S. The West Bur
lington shops of the Burlington railroad
began wording full time with a full force
today. An lncrcaso of $50,000 per month
In wages; will result. Additional men are
now being employed over tho entire Bur
Wliltccnppors Kill the Wrong Mnu.
Birmingham, Ala., Juno 3, Whlto-cap-pera
In Lamar'county whipped two negro
women of bad character within an inch of
their lives. On Monday night tho baud
shot to death a negro named John Hay
den, whom they mistook for another ne
gro. Organizing Theater Musicians.
Now York, June 3. Tho Manhattan
Musical union has appointed a commit
tee to organize tho theater orchestras In
this city. Tho union proposes to have
tho musicians paid directly from tho box
office and not by tho leaders.
WITH WAR VETERANS
State Encampment of the flrnad Army
of tbc Republic.
MR. DARTE ON GOVERNOR HASTINGS
Tho Department Commander Ques
tions tho Authority of the Governor
in Refusing to Confirm tho Appoint
incut of James F. Morrison und
Ttiomns G. Sample-Meeting of tho
Home Memorial Association or tho
Women's Relief Corps.
Johnstown, Juno 3. Johnstown Is
alive with soldiers and their wives for
tire btate encampment of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, which began to
day. Every hotel In the city Is crowd
ed and hundreds of private homes havo
been thrown open. Tho big parado
took place this morning, and then the
business of tho encampment wns taken
Department Commander Pennsylvania
G. A. R., Now In Johnstown, Pa.
up. Yesterday afternoon thp Ladles'
Relief corps held its first meeting, only
routine matters being- considered.
Following the parade there was a
meeting at tho Johnstown Opera house,
when the following ofllcers were elect
ed: Department commander. Captain
W. D. Stauffer, of Lancaster; senior
vice commander,. Captain W. B. Kellar,
of Johnstown, Junior vice commander,
Samuel Scott, of Pittsburg; chaplain,
the Rev. John W. Sayers, of Philadel
phia, re-elected for the twenty-fourth
time; medical director, W. R. D. Black
wood, M. D Philadelphia. The na
tional delegates and othtir ofllcers will
be selected tomorrow mornlhg.
The present department. commander.
Alfred Darte, submitted his annual
address, in the course of which he
"In conformity with nn act of the
legislature, of Pennsylvania, I certified
to the governor, January 15, 1897, tho
following honorably discharged soldiers
Thomas G. Sample, of Post No. 128;
Ezra H. Ripple, of Post No. 139; James
F. Morrison, of Pot No. 1; Levi G.
McCaulley, of Post No. 31; George W.
Skinner, of Post No, 3G5, for appoint
ment as members of the Soldiers' Or
phans school commission, as provided
by the act referred to. I had a per
sonal Interview with the governor dur
ing which he refused to 'confirm the
appointment of two of the comrades,
James F. Morrison and Thomas G.
Sample, whom I had named, and de
clined to give his reasons for his re
fusal. "From the date given to the present
moment no word has reached me from
the governor, and I am therefore un
able to say why he Tefused to con
firm all of my appointments, but I do
not bellevo that the governor of Penn
sylvania has the right, even though ho
has the power, without giving the rea
son, to say that any honorably dis
charged soldier Is unfit to look after
the little children of his helpless or
"He told Comrade Sample, when re
fusing to confirm his appointment that
he had no personal objection to him."
Tonight there was a camp-fire, when
Commander In Chief Clarkson and De
partment Commander Dart made
stirring addresses. The encampment
will bo continued tomorrow when com
mittee reports will be heard.
'Many of the most prominent G. A.
R. men here express the conviction that
the governor's action Is an unjust and
unwarranted reflection upon Mr. Sam
ple and Mr. Morrison, and for this
reason they say that the friends of
these gentlemen are likely to make
trouble when the encampment meets.
Mr. Sample has a particularly largo
following of friends, having lived in
tho eastern part of tho state before
ho removed to Allegheny, and the old
soldiers from one end of the state to
the other know him and like him.
At a meeting lost night of the Home
Memorial association or tho Women's
Relief Corps of Pennsylvania the fol
lowing ofllcers were elected;
Board of directors, Mrs. Fannie A.
Boyden, Susquehanna; Mrs. Annie
Wittenmyer, Saratoga; Mrs. Helen S.
Morrison, Smethport; Mrs. Charlotte J.
Cummlngs, TIdioute; arrs. Jennie M.
Heaveley, Erie; Nellie J. Chapman, M.
D., Pittsburg; Mrs. Annie M. Wilbur,
Warren; Mrs. Marie L. Mumford,
Mauch Chunk. W. H. Gray, Brook
vllle, -was chosen superintendent. To
morrow the directors will re-elect Judge
Morrison, of Smethport, treasurer.
TEN MILES OF WHALES.
AWondcrful Story Urought to Now
Orleans by n Steamship Cnplnin.
New Orleans, June 3. Tho British
steamship Cuban of tho West India
and Paclflo line, from Liverpool to New
Orleans, reached here last night. 8ho
reports having encountered In latitude
42 degrees north, longitudo 37 degrees
west,' an immenso school of whales.
The steamer ran through this school
for ten miles, being eonrpelled to slack
en her speed to three miles an hour In
order to avoid collision with the whales.
DOVER BANK ROBBED.
William N. Hoggs Snld to Ho n De
faulter for About 938,000.
Dover, Del., Juno 3. William N,
BOBB8, paying teller of the First Na-
tlonal bank, of this town, Is a default
er In the sum of $38,000. The pecula
tions have extended over a period of
ten years, but tho shortage has been
covered up by false entries that es
caped tho eyes Of tho bank examiner
Boggs had been employed In the bank
Two letters were received from Boggs
today. They wero mailed from New
York and both were written upon let
ter heads of the St. Cloud hotel, Broad
way and Forty-second street. One to
the directors of the bang gave Informa
tion as how they should proceed to
discover tho amount of the shortage,
nnd the other sent to Mrs. Boggs, ac
knowledged: his guilt and stated that
he saw no other means than to end
his remorse by death. The bank offi
cials, however, believe Boggs Is on his
way to South America, as ho was
known to have at least $1,000 In gold
on Ills person at the time of his de
parture. DICVCLINQ ILLEGAL ON SUNDAY.
Son Now Jersey Justice Decides. if It
Is Done for Pleasure.
Elizabeth, N. J June 3. Under a de
cision rendered by Justice Collms, of
Westfield bicycle 'riding In Now, Jer
sey on Sunday Is Illegal. The decision
was rendered in a suit for damages of
cne bicyclist against another to re
cdver $25 for damages done to his bi
cycle In a collision. The two cyclists,
Crane and Herfield collided In a West
field street on a Sunday. Crane's wheel
wns broken and ho brought the suit
Justice Collins decided against him.
As Crane was cycling for pleasure.
Justice Collins said, he was violating
the law, and therefore had no standing
In court. Crane will appeal the case.
Ambassadors of the Powers and
Turkish Minister Hold Their
Constantinople, June 3. The 'Ambas
sadors of the Powers and Tewflk
Pasha, tho Turkish minister for for
eign affairs, held the first sitting of
the peace negotiations this afternoon
at the Tophane Palace.
There was no secretary present and
no record will be kept of the proceed
ings, COWED THE CONVICTS.
Thcv Heard the Order to Shoot Them
Down if They Refused. to Work.
Folsom, Cal June 3. The- convicts
nt the Folsom state prison today plan
ned a strike like that which made San
Quentin a pandemonium for several
days. About 300 men are engaged In
bieaklng rock for street pavements.
Seven ringleaders planned to give the
signal today after the noon hour, when
all should refuse to work.
Some one betrayed the plot to War
den Aull and ho, gave the guards or
ders Just before work was resumed to
shoot down these seven leaders at the
first sign of mutiny. The order was
heard by some convict and was speed
ily communicated to the mutineers,
who went to work as meekly as lambs.
INDIANS HAVE RELIGION.
Kiowns nud Comanclics Holding n
Perry, Oklahoma, June 3. The Kiowa
and Comanche Indians are having an
old-fashioned camp meeting In the Sad
dle Mountains, west of here. Hundreds
of bucks and squaws have got religion.
Often the squaws faint and are carried
from the camp grounds.
A large arbor has been built of
branches of the trees and red, whfte,
and blue bunting. When the time for
the meeting arrives a committee goes
about the prairie ringing dinner bells
to call the Klowas from their tepees
to the meeting place.
DESECRATING THE GRAVESTONES.
Relic Hunters Injuro Slabs Over
Bopton, Mass., June 3. The grave
stones thnt" mark the last resting places
of Paul Revere, John Hancock, and
Incruose Sumner were chipped on Mon
day and the pieces knocked oft carried
away as relics. These graves are In
the old Granory burial ground on Tre
mont street and this place was thrown
open to the public on Memorial day.
It may result In keeping the cemetery
locked on holidays. The stones were
badly mutilated, pieces about two Inch
es long by one wide being knocked off.
Elopers Sought n Methodist Minister.
Steubenvllle, O,-, Juno 3. Michael Slur
ry and Mary Crummle, of Pittsburg, or
Western Pennsylvania, woro a pair of
youthful elopers to thl Gretua Green
this afternoon, and after receiving a li
cense sought for a Methodist minister to
Movements of Naval Vessels.
Washington, D. C June 3. The Raleigh
has sailed from Gibraltar for Malta to
relievo tho Cincinnati; the Adams sailed
on tho 2Sth ult. from Honolulu for port
Angeles, leaving tho Philadelphia and tho
Marion at Honolulu.
THE NEWS THIS M0RNIN0.
Weather Indications Todsy:
1 (General) Uncertainty Characterise
Spain's Cabinet CrUls.
Character Witnesses In tho Wlnter
Senato Makes 'Progress with Tariff
War Veterans at Johnstown.
2 (Sport) Base Ball News and Com
3 (StatoMProhlbltlonlsts Nominate W,
W. Lathrop for Andltor General,
legislation Under Difficulties.
Amateur Base Ball.
4 Editorial. '-"
What Mr. Calhoun Saw in Matanzas.
5 (Story)-"An Affair of the Heart."
0 (Local) Programme for the Medal of
Common Pleaa Court.
7 (Local) New Patrolmen Confirmed by
Across tho Continent on Blcyclos,
8 (Local) West Side and City Suburban,
9 Lackawanna, County News.
10 Neighboring County Topics.
Financial and Commercial.
A General State of Politi
cal Uncertainty Now
LIBERALS AWAIT SUMMONS
Successor of Canovas Has Not
Yet Been Announced.
Sngnstn Will Accept tho Task of
Forming a Ministry If It Is Kn-i
trusted to Hlm--A Stntomcntby tho
Retiring Premier The Situation in
Cubni1Ir. Calhoun Reticent About
Madrid, Juno 3. Tho resignation o
tho cabinet and the general state of
political uneasiness absorb public at
tention. The retiring premier, Senor
CanovaB del Castillo, In an Interview,
is quoted ns saying that not even tho
members of the cabinet knew of his
Intention to resign until his resigna
tion had been offered.
Senor Canovas del Castillo added that
It was not until the decree closing tha
session of the Cortes was signed thaC
he submitted the question of confi
dence. The Queen Regent, he contin
ued, at the conclusion of a cabinet
council today, at which he will explain
the situation, will summon the presi
dents of tho chambers to the palace
and will arrive at a decision. Senor
Canovas added: "The Conservative
party awaits her majesty's decision
with feelings of the deepest respect."
The newspapers continue making;
surmlBes as to the solution of the crisis.
The Conservative papers express the
belief that If the Liberals enter power
the Chamber will shortly be dissolved.
Senor Sagasta and tho other Lib
eral leaders will not make any state
ment, pending tho decision of tho
crown. Several lists of probable min
isters have been made, In the event of
the formation of a Liberal cabinet;
but, not one of the them has any;
claim to be regarded as authoritative.
There ia no doubt entertained, how
ever, that Senor Sagasta will under
take to form a, cabinet If; the Queen
Regent intrust ,him with the task.
In any case, It is expected that tho
crisis will be settled by Saturday.
The published statement that tho
Spanish government has received a
note from the government of the Unit
ed States, disapproving of the retention
of General Weyler as captain general
of Cuba, is seml-ofllclally denied.
THE SITUATION IN CUBA.
Havana, via Key West, June 3. Mr.
Calhoun, the Amerlcnn special commis
sioner to watch the Ruiz investigation,
says that the nature of his report can
not be made known except through tho
government. He has, however, stated)
that his mission here has not the im
portance given to" It by the American
press, and that some of the papers ex
aggerate the actual condition of Cuban
affairs. Mr. Calhoun adds that, it is
very difficult for him to form an opin
ion as to the real conditions In the isl
and owing to the contradictory re
ports made by both sides.
Near Captain General Weyler's west
ern trocha two Spanish battalions, tho
Sevllla and the Garrelano, mistaking
each other for insurgents, had an en
gagement near the Bllbln ranch, last
ing ten minutes. It resulted In a loss
of nine killed nnd thirteen wounded.
The insurgents have attacked and
raided to town of Vueltas, Province of
Santa Clara. The Spanish authorities
have arrested and confined i the city
Jail Joaquin Vargas, proprietor of the
EJIdos farm. Vargas has filed a peti
tion asking to be tried by the civil
court of his own town.
United States Vice Consul James
Springer, of Calbarlen, who went to
Investigate tho case, was arrested, on
returning to his hotel, and taken Into
the presence of the' military command
er, but the latter ordered hi3 immediate
Boulogne, Juno 3. Salled: Spaarndami
(from Rotterdam), New York. Genoa
Sailed: Kms, New York. Queenstown
Sailed: Teutonic, New. York. Bremen
Arrived: Trave, New York, via Plym
outh. Plymouth Arrived; Fuerst HIs
mack, New Vork, for Hamburg. Queens
town Arrived: Britannic, New York,
for Liverpool, sailed Hhynland, Philadel
phia. Now York Sailed: Normanla,
Hamburg; Frtederlch Der Grosse, Bre
men. round Willi a Bullet in His Uncle.
Blnghamtou, N. Y June 3. An un
known man, apparently about 30 years of
age, comfortably clad and with the cp
pearances of aworkman, was found llng
near tho Erie station at Owego early hln
morning. Thcro was a bullet wound In
thu small of tho man's back, and he wa3
paralyzed from that point downward. la
sold that his name was John Flood, and
that he camo from Bucklen, Manchester
Died from Lockjaw.
Brldgelon, N. J., Juno 3. Lockjaw
caused the death of 19-yoar-old John Mc
Dermott this afternoon. A Bharp stick
thrown by a schoolmato a few days ago
pierced tho boy's bare foot and broko oft.
Lockjaw set in last night. A physician
summoned this morning removed tha
huge splinter, but tho operation was too
lato to save life.
Tho HcrnldS Wcntlior I'orecnst.
New York, June 3. In the Middle
States and New England today, partly
cloudy and slightly waimor and sultry
weather will prevail, with fresh southerly
and southwesterly winds and ruin nnd
local storms on the coasts, followed by
clearing and slightly cooler conditions In
this section. On Saturday, In both of
theso sections, fa'r and slightly cooler
weather and froph westerly winds will
prevail, possibly followed by local rain
A on the ccasts.