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ON THE STAND
His Testimony Consumes
the Time of the En-
. tire Session.
DENIAL OF ALL CHARGES
He Relates the Sad Story of
A History of tlio Career of the Ac
cused from tlic Tinio Ho Drovo tho
Mules on tlm Towpnth--IIo Worked
inn Hlncksimth Shop, Kept Hooka
and RcndLnw--A Few Points Con
cerning His Business with Cliff
Knorr His Trip with It. S. Hnr-ring--Explains
Letters Written to
Bloomsburg, Pa., June 4. L. S. Wln
tersteen took the stand in his own be
half in the celebrated dynamite trial
today. His testimony practically occu
pied the entire session and will be con
tinued when the court reassembles on
Tuesday. It consisted in an emphatic
denial of all the charges against him.
He declared his complete innocence
Of Counsel for the. Commonwealth.
and asserted that those .persons who
had swbrn azaihst him were 'actuated
only by personal malice. .He- spoke
clearly and calmly in a pleasant man
ner and with no indication' of subter
fuge. He gave a brief history of him
self frqm the time he drovo mules on
the tow-path. He said lie had worked
in a blacksmith' shop, kept books, read
law and was admitted -to the 'bar, had
formed partnership with Colonel Knorr,
the father of Clifton, and engaged In
several business enterprises. He said
he bought the Irondale plant, and told
about the equity suit In which James
Scarlet was the leading attorney and
not Waller. He also told of hl3 con
nection with the Knorr estate, and with
the business transactions with Clifton
Knorr, from whom he bought his stock
in various concerns. He .said he went
to Reading, New York and other places
to meet Knorr, at the latter's request.
He said Knorr did not want to be seen
in Bloomsburg. He denied dating a
deed back and also denied having slept
at disreputable houses on the nights
asserted by Knorr in July and Novem
ber. At the afternoon session, which be
gan about half-past two .o'clock, J. D.
Brannlng, of Wilkes-Barre, testified as
to Wintersteen being in his company
the entire evening of September 10.
Knorr was there at the time.
SCARLET AGAINST HIM.
Wintersteen was then re-called and
resumed his testimony. ,He said he
was a partner of Colonel- Knorr and
owned 'a part of the Irondale plant.
Continuing he bald:
James Scarlet was the active attor
ney against, me in the equity suit and
not Waller. The first business I had
with Cliff Knorr was the purchase of
his bank stock, then his Irondale stock.
He sent me several letters from Read
ing to meet him at different places, as
he did not want to be teen in Blooms
burg. I wanted to buy Mrs. Knorr's
and Cliff's stock to stop litigation. I
never suggested to Knorr to start par
tition, proceedings, which occurred
July, 1894. 'Met Knorr by accident
once In Philadelphia and In New York
in January, 1895, at his request, he
saying ho had got his bister's stock,
upon which I made tho assignment of
transfer. I met him several times In
U95 and 1896 and received a letter
from him saying he had a hell of a
time at Reading, and was anxious to
get away from tljat; woman Salllo
GBt. I had advised him to leave her
house, wrote me she would meet me
any convenient time and gavo met
directions to find, the house, 718 Cherry
street, Reading, and set tho day of
meeting July If?'. 1895. He wrote, ma
he was in trouble and wanted me to
oome ee him. I, met him on Market
street in Bloomtburg In September.
He asked about Waller and curstd him
and said it he tot hold of hlin ho
would make short work of hlin.
"He was only at my house four or
five times, not eighty, as he said. He
called at my office June 29, 1896. Then
I saw him in Reading- July 27, and the
next day took a trip over the Neverslnk
road. Knorr wanted me to secure pro.
perty sold from hint by Sheriff Edward
Swlngert, of Reading. He would re
ceive the property from me afterward,
after allowing me - consideration. I
met him next at Wllkes-Barre. Sep
tember 9, 1896, Ho wrote asking to
see me and I told him I would be In,
Wilkes.Barro on business for my firm
September 9. I registered at the 'Ex
change hotel. Knorr came later under
an assumed name. I did not know it
at the time, I remained over night and
occupied the room with Knorr. The
next day1 I attended to business with
Wi & N, R. It. Co. The conversation
I had with Knorr w(is general. We
'r"Hrfl about money he wanted and not
about Bloomsburg people or affairs. I
gave him $10 to help him out."
HIS TRIP WITH BARRING.
Tho witness then described his trip
during the morning with H. S. Barring,
a liveryman, to Nantlcoke and back.
He came home that night and did not
know of the explosion until the next
morning when Mr. Jury met him and
told him of it. Tho next day ho re
ceived a letter from. Knorr. On Mon
day he attended the funeral of Peter
W. Evans, who had died on the night
of the explosion and then found he
could get to Reading by way of West
Milton thnt night. The witness told a
straight forward story of his visit to
Reading and declared that the reason
he slept .on the couch both times at
Hayman's was because he went there
with the understanding he would not
disturb the family. Knorr said he was
going to look for a Job, so the witness
gave him $30 and told him he would
keep him posted In regard tohluwhore
abouts, and would help him all he could
to get a job.
Wintersteen denied he ever made
threats either before 'P. G. Miller or
Mr. Wetwlno and said that they had
personal feelings against him. For
over one hour every point of Knorr's
and Sally Gast's testimony criminating
the witness was gone over and he de
nied each and every charge and al
legation. He denied h'avlng ever made
threats, before Knorr, of having slept
at disorderly houses as testified to by
Knorr, and Sallle Oast. He explain
ed the letters which were found in
Knorr's possession addressed, to Miss
Mame Wilson as h'avlng been thus ad
dressed at the request of Knorr. Wln
terst'een was still on the stand when
court adjourned until tomorrow morning-at
9 o'clock. It will then again
adjourn without doing business until
Tuesday morning next.
INDIAN SCARE NOT OVER.
Settlers Building a Stone Fort Near the
Tongue River Badger Says He
Killed Hoover for Fun.
Denver, Col., June C A speoial to
the News from Miles City. Mon., says:
"Captain Reed, commanding the Port
Custer soldiers at the reservation, has
sent a lengthy document for publica
tion, telling the families to return, that
they are sure to protect both the In
dians and white people. This state
ment is claimed by the whites to be
absurd, ,for it is a fact that two hun
dred Indians are off the reservation
and not under submission. The settlers
on Otter creek, east of Tongue river,
are gathering at the .Circle Barr ranch
and are building a atone fort in which
to protect their wives and children from
' "It was learned today that tho Sioux
declined to come and aid the Cheyen
nes. It" Ib claimed that the Indians
are supplied with government arras
and ammunition, and that the Indian
agent and his subordinates are en
deavoring to keep the sheriff and his
deputies from gqlng upon the reserva
tion; which Is necessary in order to se
cure evidence to convict the murderers
when brought to trial. This Is caus
ing a strong demand for the removal
of Indian Agent Stouch by the author
ities at Washington.
"The Indians Implicated in the mur
der of young Hoover are Philip Badger,
now under arrast; Sam Crow, Standing
Elk and a half-brother of Chief Red
Bird. The latter three are still at
large. Standing Elk, like Badger, Is a
graduate of Carlisle university. Badger,
since his arrest, has confessed to the
Interpreter at the reservation that he
committed the crime for fun."
Washington, June 4. The only re
port that came to the war department
today concerning tho Tongue Rtvdr In
dian troubles was from Colonel Sheri
dan, at St. Paul. He said that an In
vestigation had been ordered, and that
complaint had come to the department
headquarters that Indians were threat
ening the Miles City post route.
TWO MISSING. AMERICANS.
P. It. Holes nnd II. Rcmor Disappear
Durango, -Mexico, June 4. P. R. Boles
and Henry Remer, two young Ameri
can mining 'engineers who recently
came to Mexico from Michigan, left
hero two weeks ago for a mining camp
eighty miles west of here.
They did not reach their destination,
and they are believed to have been lost
In the mountains or killed by bandits.
They took no guide with them.
BESIEGED BY OFFICE SEEKERS.
Over 1,000 of Them Aro Worrying
Oklahoma's Now Governor.
Perry, Oklahoma, June 4. Okla
homa's new governor Is sorely besieged
by office seekers. The number of ap
plicants for territorial offices, and those
r.eeklng the governor's Indorsement for
offices outside the territory, have grown
to over 1,000.
There are 75 applicants for oil In
spector, a territorial otTlce which paya
$2,000 a year.
EMILY BANCKER DEAD.
The Actross Expires of Peritonitis in
Albany, June 4. Emily Bancker, the
actress, died at the Albany hospital
this morning of peritonitis, having been
ill filnce Monday,
Her husband, Manager Thomas W.
Ryley, was with her and they were
visiting Mrs. Ryley's aunt in this city
when she was taken ill.
Pennsylvania Girl's Prize.
Byracuse, N. Y., June 4 The Hiram
Oee fellowship In painting at tlio Syra
cuse university was awarded yesterday
to Miss flora M. Williams, of Sayre,
Pa. Tho fellowship, established by tho
late Hiram Gee, of New York, provides
for o. year's study In art In Europe,
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Wheat Prospects in Ohio.
Columbus, O., Juno 4. The June crop
report, issued today by the stato board
of agriculture, shows that wheat pros
pects have Increased four points since
thfi last report, the present per cent, be
Tried to Smuggle Heor to Cndcts.
Annapolis, Md., June 4. The Naval
Academy authorities are Investigating
tho delivery of a keg of beer in the acad
emy grounds last night. It was dlscqv
cred in a hack driven by & colored man.
TALKING OF WAR
Tbcy Are Angry Over Hawaii's Disbar,
merit of Emigrants.
A FLINQ AT THE UNITED STATES
Tho Snucy Little Follows of the Bast
Seem Anxious for Another Brash.
More Gunboats for Honolulu.
San Francisco. Cal Juni 4. Japan
has threatened Hawaii for refusing to
admit the Japanese emigrants, and
over Hawaii's shoulder has taken a
shot at the United States that may
mean trouble. The Mariposa arrived
today from Honolulu and gays that
SHImamura, the Japanese minister, Is
angry at the reply of tho Hawaiian
Tho Hawaiian government politely
Informed Japan that she would pre
vent by force tho landing of any Jap
anese on the islands.
The minister said to a reporter:
"Japan asks nothing unreasonable.
She wants justice and fairness, noth
ing else, if she cannot got It I do not
know what will follow. The action of
the Hawaiian government In refusing
landing to people who Japan believed,
after Investigation made before the
departure, were eligible, was a grass
violation of the treaty.
"Now, I have asked for an explana
tion of reasons for this government's
action, and I am told that the posi
tion taken by the Hawaiian govern
ment Is that Immigration law3 are rea
sonable, and tHat tin administration
had impartially enforced them. My
government tells ine to take a reason
able excuse for the action taken. I
cannot And it In this.
"Japan understands that there is a
tacit understanding that the United
States has an Interest here; that while
not assuming the proportions of a pro
tectorate she stands In the nature of a
godmother to the island republic; but
officials of the United States govern
ment are too well versed In the cus
tom of dealing with questions of inter
national law to say that Japan is
wrong If she Is right or that Hawaii
is right if she Is wrong.
"My instructions In the matter are
plain. If I cannot get a reasonable
answer to my. request, I may go home
and perhaps some one else will have
better success. If I withdraw you
know what will follow. I hope that It
will not reach that point."
The grave view taken of the situation
by the Japanese government is Nhoyi'n
by the fact that the .cruiser HliJel,
which' Is now In Pugct Sound, has been
ordered to Honolulu with all possible
speed. This will give Japan two war
ships there, as one was sent from Toklo
a month ago.
Result of Careful Investigation Made by
Bradstreet's Commercial Agency.
Record of Failures.
New York, June 4. Bradstreet's
publishes this week the results of what
It Is claimed is the most important sta
tistical Investigation ever made con
cerning business failures In various
lines of trade. It covers the past three
years, and tho summary of its results
presents the total number of failures
In lines of business In which there were
ten or more annually during the three
years named. Rarely commercial en
terprises, wholesale and retail, are seen
to furnish 70 per cent, of the business
failures each year and manufacturing
embarrassments about 20 per cent. Out
of the Increase of nearly 2,100 failures
in 1890, compared with 1893, 1,135, or
more than one-half were of retail com
mercial concerns. The counting of the
total number of Individuals, firms and
corporations in business In thirty-seven
groups of the more Important lines of
trade Is an unprecedented work. These
totals constitute what may be termed
the business population of the country
In these lines and permit with the to
tals of failures In these lines, the cal
culation of the commercial death" rate
in the departments or lines of business
This record shows that In 1896, 77 out
of every 1,000 clothing concerns and 51
out of every 1,000 bicycle houses failed
In business, the two lines having rela
tively the greatest commercial mortal
ity last year. The rate throughout
the country in all lines in the year was
14 commercial deaths out of every 1,000
in business. Commercial failures were
relatively most numerous after the
two lines specified among manufac
turers or of dealers In hats, furniture,
glassware, dry goods, notions, woolens,
jewelry, lumber and hardware. After
that the rate of embarrassment approx
imated more nearly the normal.
REBELS LED BY A WOMAN.
Mrs. Riznl in Command of Insurgents
in tho Philippine Islands.
Tacoma, June 4. News has been re
ceived hero via Hong Korig that the
widow of Dr. Rlzal is commanding a
company of Philippine Island rebels
armed with rifles, and that her head
quarters is at Naic, Cavlte Province.
Last month definite Information wbb
received that sho and her company
were in Cavite, awaiting the Spanish
troops in that section. The Spanish
minister at Toklo received telegrams
on May 10, stating that the Spanish
had Just won three victories in Cavite
Province, inflicting heavy losses on the
Mrs. Rlzal was a stepdaughter of a
retired Hong Kong gentleman, who
went to Manila for his health. There
she met Dr. Rlzal and 'married against
her parents' wishes. When her hus
band was captured and shot, Mrs. Rlzal
determined to devote her llfo to the
cause he had espoused, arid as soon as
her preparations could be made she
took tho field.
HAD $1,400 FOR LUET0ERT.
Sorvant llrlngs It to Jail nnd Is Hus
tled Iloforo tho Grand Jury.
Chicago, Juno 4 The grand Jury be
gan consideration of the Luetgert wife
murder case today, but did not finish
the hearing pf witnesses. There was a
sensation, partaking of the nature of
a mystery in connection with the caBe
this afternoon. Mary Slemering, a do
mestic in Luetgert's family, called at
the jail to see Luetgort, but was told It
was after visiting hburs. She Insisted,
but tho keeper was inexorable. She
than asked and received permission to
leave a note and a package for him.
The package was examined In spite of
her protests, and found to contain "1,400
In large bills.
Questioned about the matter Blie said
she had collected the money from Luet
gert's customers. The grand Jury was
still In session and she was hurried be
fore that body where she confessed that
she had received the money from Mrs.
Feldt, the widow whose name has been
suspiciously connected with Luetgert's.
Mrs. Feldt. she said, had mortgaged
some of her property to raise the money
for Luetgert. The purpose for which
the money was to be used has not been
learned. Mrs. Feldt has lived at Luet
gert's house since his arrest.
Statement of Failures for May Sbows
Improvement in Lines Where De
pression'ilas Been Felt.
New Yorlc, June 4. R. O. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
The statement of failures in May by
branches of business gives much en
couragement. In amount of default
ed liabilities the month was the small
est since September, 1895, in manufac
turing liabilities the smallest since
November, 1895, and in trading liabili
ties, the smallest except the last month
since September, 1894. Failures of
gereral stores(have not been as small
In nny month 'as In May, 189", In only
two months out of thlrty-slx have
there been smaller failures in books
and hats, only five In groceries and no
trading class in that month' has re
ported failures larger than In half of
thn preceding month, though In fur
niture failures are rather numerous.
In clothing manufacture the month
was the smallest except four out' of
thlrty-slf, except five in chemicals, six
In woolen goods, seven in machinery,
lumbc-r and miscellaneous manufac
tures, and exceeded the average only
In iron and cotton goods and earthen
ware, owing to a few failures of ex
ceptional size. Nobody can mistake
the meaning of such returns,
Tho ptateirent th'at, except for the
temporary depression In prices, the
volume of business transacted Is now
larger than It was in 1S92 the year of
greatest prosperity has been question
ed by some. But a comparison of
prices tjiis week in the leading branch
es of manufao.ure. not only confirms
that view; but shows a rpmarkable
similarity to tha course of prices In
the oarller months of 1879. When the
most wonderful advance In production
nnd prices ever known in this or any
other country was close at hand.
There Is improvement in tho market
for farm products.
The iron Industry is apparently ex
panding production, and Is certainly
getting larger contracts, in part be
cause of very low prices, one cent be
ing made for beams. Bessemer pig is
stronger and grey forge a shade weak
er under pressure of southern anxiety
to sell. The rail mills are all full, the
Illinois company having orders for a
railway and bridges In Corea and there
Is better demand for plates and sheets,
and from makers of agricultural Imple
ments at Chicago for bars. Shipments
of Iron ore from Duluth far exceed
those of any previous year, both the
Minnesota Iron company and the Car
negie mines shipping over 100,000 tons
each per week. While the rod combi
nation has not yet been formed, expec
tation of it with a large demand has
advanced prices of nails five cents per
keg. Tin Is very firm in spite of a vis
ible supply of 34,436 tons at $13.50 and
there are large dealings in copper not
above 11 cents for Lake. Lead is In
fair demand at $3.25 and tin plates are
still selling "at $3.30 for full weight
Crop prospects are so good that the
rumors customary at his season havo
Failures for the week, 241 in the
United States against 234 last year,
and 32 in Canada against 29 last year.
THE KING OF SIAM IN ROME.
King Humbert Meets Him and Ho Is
Received with Statu Honors.
Rome, June 4. The king and th
princes of Slam arrived here this
morning., and were received with state
honors. The visitors were received at
the railroad station by King Humbert
and the Prince of Naples, the Crown
Prince and escorted to the Qulrlnal,
where their arrival was awaited by
Oucon Margherlta, Crown Princess
Helene, and the members of the mln
lutrv. The entire route from the station to
the palace was lined with troops. Tho
Siamese monarch and the orlnces will
visit the pope before leaving Rome.
MR. CLEVELAND DECLINES.
Thinks It Unwise Thnt IIo Should Bo
Arbitrator in Venezuela Dispute.
Washington, Juno 4.-Wllliam L.
Scruggs, counsel of the Venezuelan le
gation, notwithstanding the denial at
the legation, confirms the report that
exPrdsldent Cleveland has declined
to bo arbitrator of tho Venezuelan
Mr. Cleveland wroto an autograph
letter to President Crespo declining on
the ground that his position as ex
Presldent made it unwise for him to
No Libel to Call a Mnn nn A. P. A.
Omaha, Neb., Juno 4. After on ani
mated trial, consuming ten days, tha
police Judge of Omaha decided that It was
not criminal libel to accuse a man false
ly of being an A P. A. man. Theodoro
Bennett Was accused of branding Senator
Howell as a. member of, that order, to
which charge Howell attributes his de
feat for election as mayor of Omaha.
, Increased Circulation.
Washington, June 4. Tho treasury,
statement of the amount of money In dr.
dilation on Juno 1 shows an Increase of
1133,149,612 over tho same dato a year ago,
Tho total now lo 11,653,713,895.
Nearly u Half Century in Jail.
Indianapolis, Ind., Juno 4. Jesse Way
was sentenced to seven years In tho In
diana State Prison today for counterfeit
ing He is SO years old and has served
forty-nve years )n Jail.
LAST SESSION OF
G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT
Tbe Resolution Referring to Governor
Hastings Goes Through.
COMMENDING COL DARTE'S ACTION
No Direct Reference to tho Govornor
in tho Resolution--Veterans Docldo
Thnt Thor Hnvo No Jurisdiction in
tho Matter of Recognizing tho Claim
of tho Ladles of tho G. A. H. for
Johnstown, Pa., Juno 4. Tho on
campment meeting of the Grand Army
of the Republic was brought to a close
at noon today, after one of the most
Interesting sessions ever held by the
organization. The resolution referring
to the action of Governor Hastings In
turning down two old soldiers went
through, after a warm discussion as to
its propriety, and the matter of this
recognition of the ladles of the Grand
Army of the Republic was left to the
Shortly after the installation of of
ficers, that part of the address of Com
mander Darte referring to his appoint
ment of two veterans on the board of
commissioners of the Soldiers' Orphans'
schools was brought up for action, and
the resolution that had been tabled
the afternoon before was called up for
action. Discussion a3 to its propriety
was a lengthy ope, but the majority
prevailed and the feeling of the con
vention was expressed with a will by
the passage of the resolution. It runs
"Resolved, That we commend the ac
tion of our state commander in the ap
pointments of Comrades Sample and
Morrison as members of the commis
sion of the Soldiers' Orphans' schools,
and that It Is our belief and sincere
wish that such appointments may
stand as final and as coming from the
department of the Grand Army of the
Republic, of Pennsylvania."
NO REFERENCE TO HASTINGS.
There was no direct reference to the
name of tho governor In the resolution,
according to the statement of Adjutant
General Leiper, of Philadelphia, who
forwarded the original papers to Phil
adelphia yesterday afternoon before
members of the press could secure an
abstract of them.
The claim of the ladles of the Grand
Army of the Republic for recognition
by the National Grand Army of the
Republic, was 'one of the main Issues
of the day and the veterans finally de
cided that they had no Jurisdiction In
the matter and that action on It could
be taken only by the national conven
tion. Tho thlrty-slx "delegates or their
alternates, who' will represent Penn
sylvania in the next encampment and
who were elected at today's meeting,
were instructed to vote in favor of
the recognition of the ladies, as many
regarded them as being closer to the
veterans than any similar organization,
owing to their near relationship.
Militia Fires Uon a Crowd at Urbana,
but Tbey Secure and Hans
Urbana, O., June 4. Pour men were,
killed and ten wounded at 2.30 this
morning by shots fired by a company
of the Ohio National guard in defense
of Charles Mitchell, a negro rapist, In
pall at this place. In spite of the mil
itia tho mob finally entered the jail and
lynched the prisoner. All of the vic
tims were innocent citizens who were
spectators of the scene of excitement.
In addition to the list, it is feared that
Mrs. Eliza Gaumer, who was assaulted
by the negro will not recover, and sev
eral of the Injured are In a serious con
dition. There Is Intense feeling against
some of the officials and further com
plications are apprehended. While the
past two nights and days witnessed
scenes of lawlessness and bloodshed,
yet the feeling at no time has been as
intense as it Is here tonight. The body
of Mitchell was exposed all day in a
rough coffin and It intensified the feel
ing among the crowds who viewed it.
The bodies of the citizens who were
killed were tenderly cared for, and their
funerals on Sunday will tend to keep
alive tho bitter feeling. Several of the
wounded will bo crippled for life. The
HARVEY DELL, Urbana, shot in the
head, instantly killed.
UPTON BAKER, farmer, North of Ur
bana. Fatally wounded:
WESLEY BOWEN, of Cable, shot in the
ZACH WANK. Urbana, shot in tho
groin and leg.
Less seriously wounded:
DENNIS GRANEY, Urbana, right foot,
DR. CHARLES THOMPSON, North Lew-
Isburg, head, slight.
S. S. DEATON, Urbana, prosecuting at
torney, leg, slight.
GUS WEISER, Urbana, in tho face,
RAY DICKBON, Urbana, shoulders, se
JOHN M'KEEVER, Urbana, right arm,
RAY M'CLURE, Urbana, right arm,
One week ago today, Mrs. Eliza Gau
mer was assaulted by Mitchell at her
home In this city, near the court house.
Tho bruto accomplished his purpose.
Keenly realizing her position, she re
quested her son to announce that sho
was assaulted for robbery. It was giv
en out that Mitchell attempted to force
her to sign a check for $500. Rut, as
Mrs. Gaumer's condition became more
serious, the facts became known nnd it
wns also stated that the negro vas
aflllc'ted with a. loathsome dlseas?.
The negro was first held, for robbery,
but on last Wednesday was nrralgneil
for criminal assault. Mrs. Gaumer
was unable to appear tn court, and the
hearing was held at her home. As
Mitchell entered her room she exclaim
ed: "The brute, hang him, how dare you
faco me again, you br-ute."
Soon after the identification on Wed
nesday, at Mrs. Gaumer's home there
was talk of lynching. Crowds sur
rounded the Jail that night and tho
sheriff and the local militia had trouble
1 in protecting tho prisoner, Yesterday
a grand Jury was impanelled and It re
turned a verdict for criminal as
sault. Mitchell, disguised in a soldier's
uniform, was brought last night from
Jail into court, pleaded guilty and was
promptly sentenced to twenty years in
tho penitentiary, the maximum pun
ishment for his crime. An attempt
was made to take Mitchell to Colum
bus at 10 p. m but the crowd which
had gathered about the court had made
a rush for tho Jail when the wagon
drow up. The military drove them
back, but the mob Increased in num
bers and grew more threatening. It
was Just 1.30 when the first attack was
made on the jail and the military be
gan firing. Over twenty volleys wero
poured Into tho crowd, and the mob
was repulsed, leavening two killed and
ten wounded. The range was close.but
the soldiers fired wildly." Tho volley
drove the crowd back and it was found
that two men had been killed
When their bodies were picked up
in the court house square it
made the crowd furious. The lynch
ing occurred In the bright daylight,
and no masks were worn. Mayor Gan
son met the Springfield company of
militia en route from the depot and
sent the troops back, saying they were
not wanted. The mob seeing the way
open broke for the Jail. No force was
needed, as Sheriff McLean delivered the
keys and the crowd soon found Mitch
ell's cell. Throwing a rope over the
trembling wretch's head, he was
dragged out, receiving some kicks and
blows. The rope was thrown over one
of tho limbs of a tree in the court house
yard, Mitchell was Jerked up until his
head struck the limb and his neck was
broken and then his body dropped to
the ground. Women and children as
well as a multitude of men witnessed
the lynching. There was .no attempt at
disguise or secrecv.
An hour or more after1 the lynching,
Mitchell's body was picked up and
placed In a rough coffin, but left under
the tree where hundreds of people con
tinued to view it.
Later In the day the body was re
moved by the coroner.
ROBERTS FOR TREASURER
President Nominates the Former Assist
ant United States Treasurer at
New York lor a Post.
Washington, June 4. The president
today sent the following nominations
to the senate:
Treasurer. Ellis H. Hoberts, of New
York, to be treasurer, of the United
Conrad N. Jordan, of New, York, to
be assistant treasurer of .the United
States nt New York city. I
William H. Andrews, of Nebraska, to
bo auditor for the treasury department.
William B. Brown, of Pennsylvania,
to be auditor for the war department.
Ellis H. Roberts.was born In Utlca. N.
Y., Sep. 30, 1827. Ho graduated from
Yale college, and became In 1851 editor and
proprietor of tho Utlca Herald. In poll
tics he has been a Republican since the
foundation of that party, and has always
taken an active Interest in political af
fairs. Among the older politicians Mr.
Roberts Is remembered as the Implacable
foe of Roscoe Ccnkllng. Senator l'latt
was arrayed against Mr. Roberts on the
side of Senator Conkllng then. Today,
such are the changes In politics, they are
campaigners together, closely associated
in business and on the most friendly
terms socially, and Mr. Piatt Is the fore
most champion of Mr. Robert's cause.
The new treasurer sat In tho Republican
National conventions of 1864 and 18C8. Ho
was a member of the state legislature in
1S67. From 1871 to 1875 he was a member
of congress, being defeated for re-cleatlon
the second time by Scott Lord', Democrat,
after one of tho most memorable cam
paigns in tho state. He then resumed
control of the Utlca Herald, and con
tinued In chargo of that paper until ap
pointed sub-tieasurer at New York by
President Harrison In 18S8. He was suc
ceed as sub-treasurero by Conrad N. Jor
dan, whom, In turn, he wihted to suc
ceed. Secretary Oage, acting- on the rec
ommendation of New York bankers, fa
vored tho retention of Mr. Jordan In hla
present position, and a compromise was
effected whereby Mr. Roberts was to
be mado treasurer of tho United States,
Mr. Jordan to remain sub-treasurer at
Now York. The salary of treasurer is less
than that of sub-teasurer at New York,
but tho bond the treasurer has to fur
nish Is smaller and the re?ponslbllltles are
not so great. The salary of -sub-treasurer
Is $8,000 and of the treasurer W.O00. The
respective amounts in which they have
to qualify are $100,000 and $100,000.
After his retirement from the sub-treasury
Mr. Roberts became tho president cf
tho Franklin National bank. It is under
stood that Vice-President James will be
come president of tha bank.
Rnilrond Earnings Increasing.
Chicago, June 4. The general passen
ger agents of the larger western roads
are feeling more hopeful than at any
tlmo during the past year. For tho first
time in many months the earnings of thnir
departments have ben showing an In
crease over the same period of last year.
TIIE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications TocUy:
1 (General) Wintersteen Testifies In
His Own Behalf.
Close of the G. A. R. Encampment,
Japan Angry With Hawaii.
Tho Crisis In Spain.
2 (Sports) News and Gossip of tho Na
3 (State) Governor Hastings Signs tho
Bill Protecting Employes In Their
Rtght to Belong to Labor Organi
zations. Amateur Base Ball.
C Religious News of tho Week.
0 (Local) Medal of IKmor Legion Will
Banquet at the Jermyn.
Serious Assault With a Brick.
7. (Local) Charges Against Out-Door
Physician M. J. Williams.
Banquet in Honor of Oilbert H. Cobb.
8 (Local) West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 (Story) "The Coward of Salem."
11 Woman and Her Interests.
13 Victory for Spain In a War With
Description of Chicago's Great Drain
Capital Stories of Famous Men.
13 America's First Multl-Mlllloiialre.
Plans for the Christian Endeavor Con
vention. 14 New York's Big Stato Capitol Swindle
Personal Traits of President MoKln-
15 Notes from G walla,
16 Nelchborlng County News,
Financial and Commercial.
Her Advisors Urge the
Continuance of Cano-
vas in Office.
CAMPOS GOING TO MADRID
He Is Not Identified with Any
Is Not Concerned in the Result of tha
Crisis from a Political Standpoint
Will Givo His Attention to tho Cu
bnn Qucstlon--Scnor Silvoln Among
tho Politicians Who Havo Been
Summoned to tho Palace.
Madrid, June 4. The Queen Regent
conferred yesterday evening with the
president of the senate the Marqula
Pazo de la Merrzed, and the latter af
terward sold he had pointed out to her
GENERAL MARTINEZ DE CAMPOB,
Now Called Upon by tho Queen Regent of
Spain to Assist in Carrying out "Re
forms" in Cuba,
majesty that the continuance in offlcei
of Senor Cnnovas del Castillo,' the re
tiring premier, would constitute tho
best solution of tho crisis. This opin
ion is shared by the president of tho
chamber of deputies, Senor A. Pldal,
who .Is to have a conference with the
Queen Regent today.
Marshal Martinez de Campos Is on
his way to Madrid, but as ho Is not
identified with any parly he is not
concerned In the crisis from a political
standpoint, and will give his attention
to other questions, especially to the
Senor Francisco Sllvelo, the leader
of the dissident conservatives in the
chamber, Is among the politicians who
have been summoned to the palace.
The "Hrraldo" understands that the
proposed Paris branch of the bank of
Spain will not be established, the ne
gotiations on the subject having fallen
INHERITS 54,000,000 AND WEDS.
A Pauper Mndc Doublv Ilnnpy by
rortuno nnd Bride.
Great Falls, Mont, June 4. John
Vance, 71 years old, living as a pauper
thirty-two inllrs from here, has been
Informed that under the decision of
the supreme court of North Carolina
he Is heir to an estate worth $4,000,000.
During a recent Illness he was cared
for by Miss Alice Crossman, the 10
j ear-old daughter of a Montana sec
Upon receipt of the news he propos
ed marriage to the girl, who accepted,
and tomorrow they will bo married.
Crossman has resigned his position,
and, with his wife, will go to Vance's
OKLAHOAU'S WHEAT CROP.
Tho Territory Is Expected to Turn
Out 30,000,000 Bushels.
Perry, Oklahoma, June 4. The wheat
crop of Oklahoma will be much larger
than was at first expected. Frank G.
Goodnaugh, wheat expert of the Bur
lington Commission company, of St.
Louis, has Just ended a week's inspec
tion In the territory and he puts tha
yield at 30,000,000 bushels.
At 75 cents per bushel, this will put
tho population of the territory in a
very prosperous condition. One hun
dred cars of hogs are shipped from the
territory every weelc
Swept by Wind nnd Rain.
Dallnj. Tex., Juno 4. Northern Texai
was swept by a tremendous wind and
rain storm today, doing great damago
to the wheat and oats crops. At Fort
Worth 20 residences wero blown from
their foundations and a church was
btruek by lightning. At Arlington 8. O.
Lasatcr nnd L, J. Troso wero caught la
a house that was destroyed and both were
Genoa, Juno 4. Arrived: Werra, New
York, via Gibraltar and Naples. Naples
Sailed: Ems (from Genoa), New York,
via Gibraltar Southampton Sailed:
Augusta Victoria (From Hamburg), New
York. New York Cleared; Lucanla, Liv
erpool; La Touralne, Havro; Obdam, Rot
terdam, via Boulogne,
Tho Herald's Weather I'orccnst.
Now York, Juno 3. In tho Middle
states and Now England today, partly
cloudy, slightly cooler and lest sultry
weather will prevail, with local rain and
thunder shower on and near tho coaats
and fresh southerly to westerly winds,
followed by clearing tn tha afternoon or
evening. On Sunday, in both of those sec
tions, fair and much cooler weather will
prevail, with frosts In tho northorn and
western districts and frosh westerly and
norriwstvlK m)h. ,