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S0RANT02T, PA., MONDAY MORNJJSTGr, JUNE 7. 1897.
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Why the Sultan Wishes
to Prolong the Peace
AFTER THESSALY'S CROPS
Macedonian Peasants Occupy
the Greek Villages.
Tliov Are Wniting to Gather the Corn
If it Ripens Ilcforo tlio Negotiations
for Pence Aro ConcIudcd--Numbers
of Greek Tliossiillnns Are Hiding in
the Mountains Preferring Death by
Starvation to Heine Massacred by
Turks--l'ormnl Protest of England,
France and Italy.
London, June 6. Conflicting news Is
published about the progress of the
peace negotiations at Constantinople.
On one side the sultan is said to have
adopted a most unyielding attitude,
and on the other hand he Is declared
to be showing a conciliatory disposi
tion, and that the settlement of the
questions In dispute is only a matter
of a few days. The Associated Press,
however, learns that the ambassador
at Constantinople are hopeful that the
negotiations will be concluded In about
a week, In the sense of Turkey's ac
ceptance of the peace conditions pro
posed by the powers. There is now lit
tle doubt that the sultan has decided
to agree to the evacuation of Thes-
saly, and 'the Turkish public is be
ing prepared for this step. The police
of Constantlnonje have been ordered
to confiscate the leaflets which are be
ing circulated, demanding the annexa
tion of the conquered territory as a
duty devolving upon the sultan. The
wnr songs nre also being suppressed
in order to stihe the fanaticism of the
lower classes. ' ,
It is considered probable that the
conclusion of peace between Turkey
and Greecq will be followed by a com
plete change of the Turkish cabinet,
as the palace clique Will endeavor to
saddle iha. mlnlBtry-wJttf all the re
sponsibility for tho peace conditions.
Moreover, a Btrong feeling exists among
the Mussulmans against the ministry,
especially against the navy, depart
ment, owing to the deplorable condi
tion of the Turkish navy and the in
activity of the Ottoman fleet. '
The ambassadors of tho powers and
the Turkish minister for foreign af
fairs, Tewflk Pacha, met to discuss the
peace conditions at the Tophane Pal
ace, where the protocol of the union of
Bulgaria nnd Eastern Roumella was
drafted In 1885. There were no sec
retaries present, nor were minutes tak
en. This was Ira accordance with tho
wish of the sultan,
The news from Thessaly Is that the
Turkish army, which at first pillaged
and committed other excesses in the
Greek villages, is now under stringent
discipline, the object of the Turkish
authorities, according to the Athens
newspapers, being merely to gain the
signatures of the Inhabitants in favor
of Turkish rule.
In the meanwhile, twenty thousand
Macedonian peasants have crossed the
mountains Into Thessaly, have occu
pied the abandoned Greek villages and
are waiting to gather the corn, If it
ripens, before the peace negotiations
are concluded. In fact, the seizure of
the Thessallan harvest seems to be a
reason for the sultan endeavoring to
protract the peace negotiations.
Numbers of Greek Thessallans are
hiding In the mountains of Kalkts and
Brochorl and on the Island of Skiathos,
being afraid to return to their homes,
fearing massacre and preferring death
by starvation, exposure and disease.
The Impeachment of the leading spir
its of the Ethnlke Hetarla, or National
League of Greece, is mooted at Athens,
where it is said that ex-Mayor Melas
Intends to resign the leadership of the
society. His excuse for the society's
conduct Is that It was understood Great
j Britain would assist Greece in her
I' Rtrllfcrirlft nirnlnat Titrlai.
THREE POWERS PROTEST.
Constantinople, June 6. At a meeting
here today between the representatives
of the powers and Twflk Pasha, minis
ter of foreign affairs, a definite, formal
declaration was made by Mr. Cambon,
Sir Philip Currle and Slgnor Pansa. the
representatives respectively of France,
Great Britain and Italy, against the re
trocession of Thessaly to Turkey.
The declaration Is regarded as highly
important, not only In showing clearly
the attitude of ihe powers mentioned,
but as also marking the Russo-German
rapprochement. It Is believed that the
league of the three emperors, William,
the czar and Francis Joseph, Is already
an accomplished fact.
WOMAN'S BODY FOR A TARQET.
I'cstofun Alleged Hnllct-ProofCloth
Chicago, Juno 6. With the dead
body of a woman for a target, the
bullet-proof cloth invented by Caslmlr
Zeglen, a cloistered brother of the Or
der of Resurrectionists, was tested last
evening at the Chicago College of Den
tal Surgery, In the presence of a num
ber of professors, army officers and
citizens Interested in armor. The test
was conducted under tho supervision
of Lieutenant Stanislaus de Korwln
Barneckl, of the Austrian army. A 44
callbre revolver was first used, after
the upper part of the body had been
Incased In the alleged Impenetrable
cloth. Thirty shots failed to pierce the
cloth, fired at a distance of from three
to fifteen paces.
A 38-callbre revolver wna then
brought into use. and the renresentn.
ktve of the inventor demonstrated thut
it was impossible to puncture the cloth
with such a missile. While the cloth
or outer portion of the armor had been
disfigured but slightly, an examination
later by Dr. Leonhard a. Borland re
vealed the fact that two of the ribs
on the right side of the body had been
shattered by the force of the bullet
coming In contact with the bullet-proof
cloth. Aside from the bruises In those
porta of the body with which the bul
lets came in direct contact, there was
no indication that bullets had been
directed against it.
SHOT THREE WOMEN.
rormcr Negro Convict Kills One nnd
Mortally Wounds Another.
Kansas City, Mo., June 6. Tom
Clarke, a notorious negro ex-convict,
last night shot and Instantly killed
Elizabeth Hatch, an aged negro wo
man, mortally wounded; her daughter
Elizabeth, and shot another woman,
Mary Robinson, in the ankle.
Clarke went to the home of the wo
men, on Brooklyn avenue near Ninth
street, determined to kill the daughter,
who is known as Elizabeth Williamson.
The other women were shot as a result
of his bad aim. Elizabeth, with three
bullets in her body, is dying at tho
city hospital. Clarke escaped.
REACTION AT URBANA.
The Excitement Oyer the Lynching
Tragedy Dying OutMass Meet-
tng of tbe Women.
Urbana, Ohio, June 6. The reaction,
has set In after the tragic scenes of
the week and sober second thought Is
resuming sway. The best nsw is that
the wounded are getting better and the
two believed to be fatally wounded
will recover. Upton Baker'o funeral
took place this afternoon. He wos
poor and leaves a wife and four chil
dren. People are sulracriblng liberally
for their benefit. Harry Bell's funeral
will be held on Jlonday afternoon.
Very little was developed by the cor
oner's Inquest that has not already
been told. Deputy Sheriff Klrby testi
fied that when danger appeared on
June 2, the sheriff asked for ten mem
bers of the National Ciuard. Mayor
Ganson has made a. written statement
that the prisoner was tur.Tjd over by
him to the sheriff Wednesday evening
nnd was entirely under tho sherlTs
charge as were the company of Na
The women of Urbana have called a
mass meeting for Monday to take
measures to make criminal assault on
a woman a capital etime. A well
founded rumor Is circulating tn:tt tho
order to fire was given to one man
to fire one shot at the ground and
then through excitement the fuslliide
Mrs. T. M. Gaumer, who was assault
ed by Mitchell, the negro, lynched by
the mob last Friday," today issued a
card of thanks to her friends for their
sympathy during her aflllctlon. After
speaking of the messages of sympathy
she has received from many parts of
the country, she concludes as follows:
"My heart and the sad hearts of my
household are In mourning today for
the aflllcted homes of Urbana. Broken
hearts call to hearts equally sad and
distressed with prayer for strength
and great sobs of sympathy. May all
Christian hearts throughout the length
and breadth of this free land of ours
go out In sympathy to the sorrowing
homes In our midst, made desolate by
misguided minds. Never did soldiers
on any battlefield die for a more holy
and righteous cause than these brave
boys for the purity of their homes, for
mothers, daugnters and sisters. They
should be looked on as heroes, as sol
diers willing to spill their blood for
the holiest of all and any cause.
(Signed) "Mrs. T. M. Gaumer."
THREE FIREMEN KILLED.
Results of n llig Itlnzo in Son Trnn-cisco--I,oss,
San Francisco, June C A fire In the
southern part of the city at noon today
cost tlirre firemen their lives and en
tailed a property loss of $100,000.
Killed were John Mahoney, Frank
Keller and James Hallenln. The build
ing was that occupied by the Standard
Biscuit .company and owned by Schoth
and Westerfield. Loss on building,
$40,000; on contents, $10,000.
Had Ten Worked Olfon Cnnndn.
Toronto, Ont., June 0. The new United
States regulations regarding tea Imports
promise to have a serious effect on the
tea trado In Canada. Already largo quan
tities of adulterated tea rejected by the
United States customs officers have been
diverted to Canada. It looks as If Can
ada were to be made the dumping ground
for all teas that aro unfit for Americans
Desertions from tho Oregon.
Seattle, Wash., Juno 0. There have been
fifty desertions from the ranks of the
marines and seamen of tho battleship Ore
gon since the ship arrived on the Sound
about two months ngo. As a rulo the
deserters were new men, and chafed un
der tho restraint and discipline of a man-of-war,
London, Juno 0. The British tank
steamer Aral, from New York, for Dover,
collided with nnd sank tho schooner Pearl
bound from London for Port Talbot, oft
Wolf Rock, last night. The captain's
wife nnd two of tho crew of the Pearl
Suicide of Roger Keep.
Lockport, N. Y June C.-.Roger Keep,
30 years of age, a member of one of the
wealthiest families In Niagara county,
committed suicide at his homo In this
city today by shooting. It Is believed
that he killed himself while temporarily
Dcnth of James Gibson.
Salem, N. Y., Juno 0. Jumea Gibson,
one of tho most prominent lawyers of
northern New York, died at his home hero
today, aged SO years. Ho had held many
offices of trust and was a prominent Ma
son. Ranker McConnell Kills Himself,
Jacksonville, Fla June 0. Richard B
McConneli, president lato Merchants' Nal
tlonal bank of Ocala, when served with a
warrant for his arrest, today shot and
F.arttiquako nt Richmond.
Richmond, Va., June e. Two pro
nounced shocks from earthquake were felt
In Wrythevllle. Va., last night, one at
11,48 and tho second at 3.1S o'clock. Thoy
yero both short.
WILL SEE THE SIGHTS
Delegates to the Pan-American Trade
Congress Will Leave Philadelphia.
TO DEPART ON BALTIMORE AND OHIO
Ton Dnys Will Ilo Spont In Now Eng
' land Ilcforo tho l'nrty Returns to
Now York--Tho Party Will Occupy
a Special Vostibulcd Pullman Train
nnd Will Ilo Givon nn Iden of
Philadelphia, June 6. The delegates
from cities and towns: of Mexico nnd
of the Central and South American
states, forty-nine In number, who came
here to the big Pan-American trade
congress, which tloed on Friday, will
leavo this city tomorrow morning for
the.r six weeks' sight-seeing tour of
the United States. All the commercial
and Industrial centres of the eastern
and western states and some iew of
the southern states will be visited.
feme of the delegates who represent
ed trade bodies of cities in the United
States at the congress will accompany
tho party, as will also a few of the
officials of the Philadelphia commer
cial museums who will look after the
arrangements and details of the trip.
Committees of prominent citizens and
business men will meet and take
charge of the party nt the respective
places visited, and will direct the
movements of the visitors In seeing the
manufactories, business establishments
and other places of Interest.
The party will leave here tomorrow
morning for Baltimore on special cars
attached to the regular train on the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Monday
and Tuesday will be spent In Baltimore
and Washington and on Wednesday the
party will arrive at New York. While
In New York tho party will visit Brook
lyn, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and
other places In the vicinity of the met
ropolis and will leave on Sunday even
ing on one of the Sound steamers for
Fall river. Ten days will be spent In
New England and the party will re
turn to New York on June 23, when
they will leave at once for the west,
the first stop to be made at Pittsburg.
Up to their arrival at New York, on
June 23, the party will travel In special
cars attached to regular trains, but
from New York through the west and
back again about July IS, the party will
occupy a special vestibule Pullman
train equipped wfth all the modern ap
pointments. The train will have sleeping cars,
a dining car, smoking car and obser
vation nnd parlor cars, and tho visit
ors will thus e placed In direct touch
with the most advanced Ideas of Amer
ican' railroading. Leaving Pittsburg the
party will go to Dayton, Cincinnati,
Nashville; St. Louis, Chicago' Milwau
kee, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Cleveland.
Buffalo, Niagara Falls and across Now
York state to Troy and Albany, then
by the day boat on the Hudson to New
ADVISE WEYLER'S RECALL.
Tho Queen Krgunt Confirms tho Ap
pointment of Canovas.
Madrid, June 6. The Queen Regent
has confirmed Senor Canovas, the pre
mier, In his ministerial powers, and the
cabinet will remain In office with per
sonnel and policy unchanged.
All the leading members of the sen
ate and of the chamber of deputies
who were consulted by her majesty as
well as three marshals, have advised
the recall of Captain General Weyler
Madrid. June C At a cabinet coun
cil held this afternoon at his residence
Senor Canovas, the premier, announced
that the Queen Regent had renewed his
powers and those of the cabinet In
terms most flattering to him and to all
his colleagues. It Is understood that
the government does not contemplate
any Immediate change In the supreme
command of Cuba.
The surprise and displeasure of the
various sections of tho opposition are
not easy to describe.
NOISE HINDERS A WEDDING.
Crowd Outsido Disturbs tho Nuptials
of Annie Goss nnd William Holdcn.
Webster, Me., June C During the
wedding of Miss Annie Goss and Wil
liam Holden last evening a large crowd
of men gathered outsido the bride's
residence and made such a disturb
ance that the minister could not be
heard. Tho service had to be post
poned, but later the marriage was
performed few persons In the house
hearing a word of the cerotnony.
The couple started for their home
in a carriage, but were net upon by ihe
mob and thrown lnto; the mud and
Jeered at. Tlvj brldegi')jm was busy
today swearing out wirrtur.B for tho
WEST POINT GRADUATES.
Thoy Aro All Addressed by Roy. Her
West Point, June 6. The chapel of
the West Point Military academy was
completely filled this morning by corps
of cadets, tho board of visitors, the
officers and ladles and families of tho
cadets at the customary hour for re
ligious worship, to listen to the fare
well discourse of Rev. Herbert Ship
man to the graduating class.
Rev. C. G. O'Koefe, of Highland
Falls, preached for the Catholic cadets
In tho Soldiers' chapel under the hill.
Boats from New York landed a large
party of excursionists today and West
Point presented an animated appear
ance for a,' few hours.
MAQ0WAN IN A ROW.
Ex-Mayor ofTrontou Again Exhibits
Himself In nn Unfavorable Light.
Trenton, N. J., June C People re
siding In the neighborhood of ex-Mayor
Frank A. Magowan's colonial man
sion wero awakened about midnight
lbst night by a disturbance in which
the ex-mayor, his two boyd and. a po
liceman were tho central figures. Mrs.
Mugowan and her children live next
door to thehouse occupied by the ex
mayor nnd Mrs, Barnes. If is claimed
that last night Magowan and Mrs,
Barnes walked nn Unusual number of
times past tho house where Mrs. Ma
gowan and her children resldn. The
boys believed It was done- with tho
deliberate purpose of annoying their
mother. They began to shout at Ma
gowan and told him to tnko Mrs.
Barnes into the house, .nnd it is said,
made uncomplimentary remarks about
her. Magowan walked into tho yard of
his former wife's house after the boys.
They ran Into tho house. Meanwhile
Mrs. Magowan sent for a pillceman
nnd ordered -the arrest of the ex-mayor.
Tho latter ordered the policeman to
arrest tho boys, but the policeman de
clined to do either without a warrant.
The matter was soon qule-tcrt down
by Magowan leaving. Durlnt? the day
there has been some talk about war
rarlH being Issued, but at police head
quarters tonight it was said no steps
had befin taken as yet by either side.
FRANCIS SCHLATTER DEAD.
His Body Found in the Foot Hills of
Denver, Colo., June C A special to
the News from El Paso, Texas, eays
that Francis Schlatter, who claimed
to perform miraculous cures by Divine
power, was recently found dead In the
foot hills of Sierra Madre, thirty-five
miles southwest of Casa Grande, the
state of Chihuahua, Mexico. He had
been fasting nnd apparently starved to
While In Denver from Aug. 22 to
Nov. in, 1803, ubout two hundred thou
sand people visited Schlatter to re
FLORIDA NEGRO LYNCHED
Isaac Barrett Tried to Kill a Family.
After He Had Fled He Came Back
to the Scene to Offer Help.
St. Augustine, Fla., June C News
was received here this evening of the
lynching at or near Orangcdnle, in this
(St. John's) county, on the St. John's
river, of a negro named Isaac Barrett
for attempting to murder the entire
family of II. J. Hewson, five In num
ber, on Thursday at midnight.
Barrett entered their houso at mid
night and struck Mr Hewson a fearful
blow on the head, knocking him sense
less. Mrs. Hewson was awakened. As
she turned over Bnrrett struck her n
blow, smashing her forehead In. Their
little son, aged 11, came running In,
awakened by the noise, and the negro
attacked him, flooring him with a blow
that cracked his skull.
The Intruder then went into the next
room, and, finding the girl getting up,
attacked her, forcing her back on the
bed. The girl fought heroically for
her Ife and shrieked for help.
The negro choked he;', and phe
scratched his face terribly. In the
struggle the washstnnd was knocked
down, and the negro, fearing that some
one was coming, Jumped through' the
window and fled.
After the girl regained consciousness
alio went Into the other rooms and tried
to aid her parents. Soon ufter a
knock was heard, and Barrett, who
bad worked on tho place, came and
asked If aid was wanted, saying he
had heard some noise. He came In
nnd aided the girl. She did not recog
nize him as the- Intruder. He remain
ed till morninp and then went for aid.
Yesterday at noon the neighbors
came and nfter some sharp work Bar
rett was arrertert, as all the clues lend
to his cabin. He was taken in a wag
on by Captnln Patterson and William
Breton. As thoy were going along to
ward the magistrate's office Barrett
Jumped from tho wagon and seized a
gun as he did so. Levelling It at their
heads he swore to kill them If they
did not turn the wagon back and re
turn, lhls they i)IU.
Soon afterward two other men wero
met, but, being unarmed, they could
not do anything except argue with
Barrett. The negro had worked him
self Into a rage and several times he
raised the gun as If to shoot them, but
he was pacified, and as soon as he was
off his guard Mr. Brenton leaped out
of the wagon on his back and In a sec
ond he was a prisoner.
They tied him and put him In the
wagon. Seeing that his game Was up
he admitted the assaults upon the fam
ily, saying he was sorry he did not kill
them all. He said he Intended to kill
his would-bo captors as soon ns he got
nearer the river.
The men went along a little further
toward Orangevllle, when suddenly a
band of men, masked, appeared with
uplifted guns and compelled a halt.
Barrett cried out defiantly at first
but seeing the stern faces of the men
he wilted and cried for mercy.
He was helped out and the band
marched out to the woods with him.
The negro shouted with all his might,
praying and cursing by turns. The
men compelled Captain Patterson to re
turn tho way he came, and to ask no
Late this afternoon It was learned
that Barrett'a body was hanging to a
live oak tree near the river.
Mr. and Mrs. Hewson aro badly off,
the tatter's life being In Jeopardy. 'The
boy's life Is despaired of. The girl was
In hysterics all day and is in a critical
Barrett had always been regarded
as a quiet negro.
In his confession he said that tho fact
that Mr. Hewson owed him money and
that Mrs. Hewson had called him a nig
ger caused his attack. The weapon
used was a heavy black cudgel.
Bicyclist Killed by n Train.
Camden, N. J., June 6. Mies Florenco'
Brain, of this city, while attempting to
cross tho tracks of the West Jersey and
Seashore tatlroad In front of an Atlantis
City express yesterday afternoon while
on her bicycle, was struck by tho engine
and thrown twenty feet Into a ditch. She
was Injured Internally and dlod tuts
For Reciprocity with Hnxvnil.
San Frarclsco, Juno 0. The San Fran
cisco Board of Supervisors today unani
mously adopted a resolution petitioning
congress not to cbrogato tho Hawaiian
Burrlos Declares Himself.
New York, June 6. A dispatch to tho
Jlerald from Panama says; President
Barrios lias publicly declared himself dic
tator or Guatemala.
Disturbance nt Dccornli.
Deoorah, la., Juno 6. An earthquake
hock was distinctly felt In this vicinity
shortly aftor daylight thl9 morning. No
damage Is reported,
HOOT ATTHE KAISER
They Resent the Exclusion from the
BRUTALITY OF THE OFFICERS
In Excluding Persons Who Had for
Yonrs Enjoyed tho Popular Diver
sion the OHiclnls Uso Clubs Freely
nnd Many Aro Seriously Injured.
Newspapers Condemn Police.
Berlin, June 6. Several unusual fea
tures occurcd during the great spring
parade on the Tempelhof grounds last
Tuesday. By the rigorous police meas
ures barring nil traffic from the streets
leading to the Tempelhof, the public
was virtually excluded from this sight,
which for many years has been a
popular diversion. Those measures
were so rigid and so brutally carried
out by tho police that many persons
were kicked and injured on the field.
The number of carriages was much
smaller than usual. The emperor and
empress, while going to and coming
from tho field, were not once cheered
by the populace, which was In an ugly
mood, as tho stringent measures were
attributed to tho emperor's orders.
Several persons in tho dense crowd
hooted the emperor, which was in
stantly answered by the police forcibly
dispersing the throng and arresting a
score of people.
The emnress was pale and nervous
and was so affected by all this that she
suffered from a violent headache and
insisted upon returning to the castle,
the emperor therefore stopping the pa
rade before It was half finished. In
the Jostle on leaving the Templehof the
empress was again badly scared. Wo
men of the lower classes suddenly ap
peared at her horse's head, and with a
threatening gesture one of tho women
threw a petition In the face of tho em
press. In the turmoil which ensued her
majesty lost a unique decoration con
ferred upon her by Queen Victoria, and
composed of the queen's enameled
portrait set with big diamonds.
The empress was present at the pa
rade on horseback, In white riding
habit of the pattern of the uniform of
the Queen's Own Pomeranian Cuiras
siers, and wearing a triple-peak white
cockade of the old Bayreuth Dragoons.
Across her brcaBt the empress wore tho
broad orange band of the Order of the
The newspapers all condemn the se
vere police measures adopted In exclud
ing the people from such occasions,
and contrast them with the different
course under Emperors William I and
Among the1 Invited spectators at the
parade were the United States ambas
sador, Edwin F. tJhl, and his family,
and John W. Foster, the United States
seal commissioner, and Mrs. Foster.
Mr. Foster, while on his way to Rus
sia, stopped four days In this city, and
a reception In his honor was given by
Mr. Uhl, which was attended by a
number of diplomats formerly stationed
NOMINATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT.
A Number of Consular Appointments
nnd Army Promotions jMndc.
Washington, June C The president
sent the following nominations to the
Andrew D. Barlow, of Missouri, consul
general at tho city of Mexico, Mexico.
Harold S. Van Burcn, of New Jersey,
consul at Nice, France.
Carl Bailey Hurst, of tho District of Co
lumbia (now consul at Prague), consul
general at Vienna, Austria.
Henry H. Morgan, of Louisiana, consul
at Horgen, Switzerland.
William Ganada, of Indiana, consul
at Vera Ci uz, Mexico.
Louis A. Pradt, of Wisconsin, to be as
Lieutenant-colonels to bo colonels II.
B. Noyes, Second cavalry; Guy V. Henry,
Third cavalry; John I. Rogers, Second ar
tillery. Majors to be lieutenant-colonels
Adna R, Chaffee, Ninth cavalry; Michael
Coonoy, Fourth Cavalry; William L. Has
kln, First artillery. Captains to bo ma
jorsWilliam C, Forbush, Fifth cavalry;
J. A. Augur, Fifth cavalry; James M,
Ingalls, First artillery. First lieuten
ants to be captains H. J. Goldman,
Fifth cavalry; A. C. Macomb, Fifth ca
valry: C. .L. Beat, First artillery; H. Lig
gett. Fifth Infantry. Second lieutenants
to be first lieutenants L. J. Fleming.
Tenth cavalry; J. J. Hornbrcok, Second
cavalry; Edward F. McGlachlln, Jr.. Firth
artillery; C. C. Clark, Ninth Infantry.
Sergeant F. L. Munson, Fifth Infantry,
to bo second lieutenant.
Andrew D. Barlow, appointed consul
general to Mexico, Is only thirty-three
or thirty-four years of age. He Is a
son of S. D Barlow, for many years
president of the Iron Mountain railroad
nr,d nromlnently connected with the
development of the southwest. Mr.
Barlow was nt one time connected with
the St. Louis postolllce, and Is spoken
of by his friends ns a young man of
excellent attainments and well quali
fied to perform the duties of the of
fice. DEATH OF A JEALOUS LOVER.
Richard Caldwell Shoots His Sweet
heart and Is Killed by nn Oilicer.
Cairo, Ills., June 6. Richard Cald
well, of Memphis, shot and killed Mary
Jenkins this afternoon because he wan
Jealous of the favors she had bestowed
on others. Immediately after the
shooting ho fled to a lumber yard back
of town where he was found two hours
later by the olUcers.
He was ordered out with some diffi
culty when he opened flro on the offi
cers. His first shot passed through
the wrist of Deputy Sheriff George
W. Moore who returned the fire, killing
Caldwell Instantly. Mooro was acquit
ted of all blame by a coroner's Jury
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN COURT.
Despcrnto Efforts of n Convict nnd
Father to Kill TIiciiiscIvob.
Toledo, O., June 6. One of the most
sensational scenes ever enacted in a
Lucas county court room occurred to
day when Leslie C, Barnes, convicted
of perjury, and Ms father both mado
desperate efforts to commit suicide.
As soon as the verdict was read Barnes'
father, who is 65 years' old, exclaimed,
"This Is not Justice!" and, pulling a
1 knife, made several desperate lunges at
his throat. After a. hard struggle, in
which several men were severely cut,
the elder Barnes was overpowered.
No sooner had ho been shackled than
his son began to hurl men right and
left, started on a run for one of tho
windows, and was about to leap to tho
ground, a distance of over fifty feet,
w.hen ho was caught.
ARREST OF SUPPOSED CROOKS.
J. Stnnwood Dodgo Cnucht Passing
n Forged Chock.
Alexandria, June 6. A well dressed
man giving tho name J. Stanwood
Dodge was arrested here yesterday
for passing a forged check. When
searched at the station, a larso num
ber of checks on Washington ond
Alexandria banks were found In his
possesion, also a letter supposed to
have been written by his wife, Mrs.
Kato S. Dodgo, of New York tlty.
Dodge claims that he has a wife living
In Maine and that he was a lieuten
ant in a company in tho Fifth Mas
sachusetts regiment during the war.
He denies that he or his wlfo was
ever In New York. Sergeant Smith
who made the arrest, believed the man
to be nn all round crook ns he an
swers the description given on several
postal cards received at police head
quarters for men who are wanted for
crooked work. Tho prisoner is about
B0 years of age.
AGE OF THE EARTH.
Lord Kelvin Thinks It Solidified
About 30,000,000 Yonrs Ago.
London, June G. Lord Kelvin In an
address upon the age of tho earth as
an abode fitted for life, has summed
up the evidence Into what must be ac
cepted as the latest dictum of science.
He affirmed that geologists and biolo
gists no longer consider the question
of absolute dates outside their prov
ince. Tho Idea was of a solid earth
nearly 20,000,000,000 years old. Modern
science makes an Immense reduction
In this estimate.
He was able to declare with confid
ence that the earth solidified between
50,000,000 and 30,000,000 years ugo. The
latest estimate of the tlmo required
for the formation of all strata since tho
beginning of the Cambrian rocks Is
Lord Kelvin asserted that the earth
could not have been habitable more
than 30,000,000 years.
DUEL AT PARIS.
.Monsieur Mirman Slightly Wounded
in the Forearm.
Paris, June 0. Monsieur Thomson
nd Monsieur Mlrman, members of tho
chamber of deputies, fought a duel to
day, gTOwlne out of nn article writ
ten by the latter nttacklng Monsieur
Thomson. Monsieur Mlrman was slight
ly wounded In the forearm.
The latter 1b a Radical Socialist nnd
gained considerable-notoriety through
his protest against being confined In
Barracks as a conscript during the
election of a president to succeed Cas
Lizard, Juno 5. Passed: Spree, New
York, for Bremen. Havre, Juno 6. Ar
rived: La Oascogne, New York. Queens
town Sailed: Campania (from Liverpool),
New York. Queenstown Sailed: La
Bretngne, Havre; Barbarossa, Bremen;
Tartar Prince, Buenos Ayrcs; Arthur
Head, Alexandria, Egypt; Strathairiy,
Hamburg. Sailed: Victoria, Havana;
Flushing, for orders; Pisa, Newport
News; Massasqua, Philadelphia; Strath
more, Deptford and Hamburg.
Will Not Force Nntionnl Issues.
Albany, N. Y June C Tho Democratic
party will not force National issues Into
the vnrlous local campaigns and elec
tions In this state this fall, and, while
repudiation of tho Chicago platform will
not be allowed. It will not be brought
forward as nn Issue paramount to any
thing else. That Is the statement of Na
tional Committeeman Frank Campbell, of
Bath, who was In this city tonight, fresh
from a conference with party leaders.
London, Juno 6. The steamers Bittern
and Ystrom, both bound for Amsterdam,
collided In the Thames early this morning,
Tho Ystroom foundered, two of her pas
sengers being drowned. Tho remainder
of her passengers and her crew wero
taken on board the Bittern which was
damuged. Tho Bittern's second officer
and carpenter wero drowned.
Wnnt n Gold Standard in F.cuodor.
Lima, Peru, Juno C Tho merchants of
Guayaquil held a meeting today nt which
they resolved, In view of the Improvement
In exchange rates, to petition the Govern
nitnt to adopt a gold currency standard.
I'rotcst from Wine-Growers.
San Francisco, Juno 0. A special meet
ing of the Wine Growers' association was
held for tho purpose of taking some action
relative to tho proposed cut in the new
tariff bill on California wines.
Kllpntrick n Winner.
London, June C Chnrles A. Kllpatrlck,
tho American half-mile champion, won
tho half-mile open hnndlcnp from tho
scratch In the Sanford sports today.
Suow in Michigan.
Marquette, Mich., Juno 6. Snow fell
here for half an hour last night. A cold
rain fell nearly nil day preceding It,
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
Threatening; Southeasterly Winds,
1 (General) Cause of the Delay of tho
Eastern Peaco Negotiations.
Forecast of Work Before Congress.
South American Business .Men will
Visit Uncle Sam's Manufactures.
Berlin Citizens Hoot the Kaiser,
2 (Sport) Base Ball News nnd Com
3 (State) Slow Work of Our Legislators,
Comments on a Peculiar Hand nt
Amateur Bnso Ball.
6 (8tory)-"A War-Tlme Incident."
0 (Local) Rev, Dr. Robinson on tho In
vitation of Chrlbt.
Jennings' Trial to Begin Today.
Found Dead on tho Road.
7 (Local)-Evangellst Crittenton Opens
His Meetings This Evening.
8 (Local) West Sido and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial, ,
An Outline of the Work in
Prospect for Senate
THE SENATE PROGRAMME
Sugar Schedule Causes Uncer
tainty as to Procedure. ,
Wood Scucdulo Will Receive Soma
Attention Ilcforo tho Sugar Ques
tion is Rcnched-.Tho Hnwniinn
Treaty Will Probably JJo Protected
by the Finnnco Conimlttoc--Mnny
Shnrp Contests Aro Abend on tho
Paragraphs of tho Agricultural List
House Will Probably Adjourn lor
Wnnt of Business.
Washington, June C While the tar
Iff will continue the general topic of
discussion In the senate during tho
present week, thero is no certainty as
to what portion of It will receive es
pecial attention. This uncertainty la
duo largely to the difficulty of deter
mining when. the sugar schedule will bo
taken up. It lsso generally under
stood that this schedule will consume
considerable time that there Is no ef
fort to outline beyond It the course of
proceeding. Tho wool schedule will
afford a brief respite Monday beforo
reaching the sugar question, as that
subject was one of the disputed., when
the senate adjourned on Saturday.
Senator Allen probably will enter a
motion to strike out the paragraph re
lating to sawed lumber and the mo
tion mav lead to other speeches than
Whether the sugar schedule will bo
taken up In order Is still undetermined.
There are mnnv differences of opinion
on the subject, but tbe prevailing de
Blre to get the schedule out of the
way ns soon as possible. This Is the
case on both sides of the chamber, hut
It Is especially true of the Republicans,
as the responsibility for action rests
there. Still there Is a desire among Re
publican senators that there should be
absolute agreement among themselves
on the rates of this schedule beforo
entering upon its discussion In the sen
ate, and It Is realized that this may bo
difficult of attainment without a fur
ther exchange of opinions than has yot
been permitted. There Is no doubt In
any event of a postponement until Sen
ator Aldrlch returns to the senate. Ho
Is still confined to his room, but Is ex
pected to be out early In the week.
THE HAWAIIAN TREATY.
That the Hawaiian treaty will bo
protected by the finance committee Is
considered settled but a caucus may
be necessary to determine whether1
other changes should be mnde. Senat
or Fettlgrew has decided definitely to
offer his anti-trust amendment In con
nection with this schedule, but be
yond the fact that It will lead to a
number of speeches thar is no cer
tainty as to Its course or its fate.
The tobacco schedule Immediately
follows the sugar schedule; but 11 It
should be reached on Monday It would
bo necessary also temporal lly to i uss
it over, as the committee has premised
the tobacco men a hearing on Monday
night. They will usk for two dollars
on wrappers and thlrty-flvo cents on
filler tobacco. There is also an incli
nation to return to the language of tho
Wilson law on this su'J.;ot. This Is
understood to be the wish of both the
importers and the tobacco growers.
There are many sharp contests nhtacl
on the paragraphs of the nijricullural
schedule wh'lch Is next after tobacco
Including those on rice, on which there
will be an effort to secure a return
to the house rates; on cattle, on which
it will be claimed there should be an
advnlorem rather than a specific duty,
and on fish, fruits, chicory and Fait.
The Innovation of a duty on tea is also
proposed on this schedule, but it is
practically certain that this provision
will be withdrawn by tnu committee.
Thus what would have been one of tho
severest contests over the bill will be
avoided. Tho cotton and spirit sche
dules, will, It Is now thought, exelta
comparatively little debate.
HOUSE MAY ADJOURN.
The house has no work ahead of It
this week nnd It Is the intention of tho
majority leaders to adjourn tomorro-v
until Thursday nnd from Thursday
until Monday. Mr. Simpson and other
members of the minority doubtless
will as usual manoeuver with' tho pur
pose of emliarraislnif the Republicans,
but In the present condition of tho
houso their latitude Is narrow and
they easily can b ever some by the
Chnrles P. Scrlbner Killed.
New York, Juno 0. Charles P. Berlin
ner, secretary und bookkeeper of tho Ver
lBcope company, which Is manufacturing
and exhibiting pictures of tho Fltzslm-mons-Corbett
fight, was killed this after
noon by falling down nn elevator shaft
nt his placo of business. It Is thought
that ho fell while trying to operate th
elevator for himself.
Died nt 105 Ycnrs.
Boston, Juno C Mrs. Charity Green, 103
years of age, an Inmate of tho Homo for
Aged Colored Women, died today. Mrs.
Green was born a slave at Portsmouth,
Va., she came to Boston In lS5i and be
came a freo woman.
Tho Hernld's Weather Forecast.
Now York. June 7. In tho Mlddlo States
and Now England today, partly cloudy
weather and freBh south easterly winds
will prevail with Blight temperature
chunges, followed by rnln.
On Tuesday, In both of theso sections,
cloudy to partly cloudy weather will pre
vail with light varlablo winds becoming
northerly and slightly lower temporaturo
preceded by rain on tho coasts and fol
lowed by. clearing and .warmer conditions.