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SCBANTON", TA., TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1897.
fle Gives a Few Opinions
on the Island.
THE RUIZ INVESTIGATION
Impossible to Get at the Facts
of the Case.
Jailors Arc the Principal Witnesses.
Tlic Finnl Report to Ho Made by
Gen. Jjec--l'rcscnt Condition of tho
Isliind--Itnmoii O. Willlnnn nnd
Clinng Yno Tnm Also Arrive--People
Would Not Recognize the Una
dorned Truth in Cnbn.
New York, June 7. Among the pas
sengers who arrived this morning by
the Ward line steamer Saratoga from
Mexico and Havana were Hon. Ra
mon O. Williams, ex-United States
consul to Havana; William J. Cal
houn United States commissioner to
C'uba.ncconipanled by George W. Flsh
bflck. Mr. Calhoun, who was sent to Cuba
in thf Ruiz case, stated that the com
mission, composed of General Lee, who
r..p-esented the United States,, and
Dr. Congosta, Spanish consul at Phil
adelphia, who represented Spain, held
three sittings between May, 20 and
June 1 at Havana, Regulus and Guan
abacao. Th papers examined In the
case wete chlelly military records,
nnd the final report would be made to
Washington by General Lee.
' I shall stay at the Waldorf tonight
nnd leave on the 10 o'clock train for
Washington tomorrow," said Mr. Cal
houn. "I left Washington on May 8
and sailed for Cuba by way of Tampi.
The Investigation Into the death of
Dr. Ruiz was conducted by Dr. Con
gosto, the Spanish consul at Philadel
phia, and General Fltz-Hugh Lee, Uni
ted States, consul to Cuba, who were
appointed special commissioners undir
an agreement between the Spanish
government and that of the United
COULD SEE! ONLY OFFICIALS.
"Dr. Ruiz was arrested on Feb. 4
on a charge of having some connec
tion with an attack on a railroad train
between Havana and Guanabacoa,
which Is about three miles from Ha
vana. Dr. Ruiz was placed In solitary
confinement and was not psrmltted to
see any one except Spanish officials
during his confinement. On the morn
ing of Feb. 17 he was taken out of
prison for an examination Into his
mental and physical condition, and
upon examination It was found that"
there was a wound on the top of his
head. He died two hours later. It was
to Investigate his death that the com
mission was appointed, and I Was sent
to act as counsel to Commissioner Lee.
"We examined what witnesses we
could six or seven, I forget which
including Spaniards and Cubans, We
found no positive or direct proof of
any assault, and whatever conclusions
are arrived at must be based upon the
evidence which Is detailed In the com
missioner's report to the state depart
ment. I prefer not to say what these
conclusions are until the official report
is filed in Washington. You will re-tdlly
understand the almost Insurmountable
difficulties of obtaining witnesses and
securing evidence where a prisoner ha3
been kept In solitary confinement and
closely guarded by his Jailers. Dr. Ruiz
died In the Guanabacoa prison but not
In solitary confinement, and he was
burled near the prison, although I be
lieve there Is no stone over his head.
The autopsy showed that congestion
of the brain was the Immediate cause
THE CONDITION OF THE ISLAND.
Speaking of his Investigation of the
condition of the Island, Mr. Calhoun
said: "There Is no end of the war In
sight. The Spaniards tried to impress
me with the fact that It was over, but
the Cubans with whom I talked ex
pressed great confidence and a deter
mination to carry on the fight to the
end. The Spaniards claim that the Cu
ban army 13 rapidly diminishing. The
Cubans deny such statements. So there
you are. There Is nothing but a mass
of contradiction. It seems to me that
there is something about the atmos
phere down there that if the truth were
sent forth nafced and unadorned the
people there would not recognize It."
Regarding American prisoners In
Cuba Mr. Calhoun said that he visited
a number of them and found that they
were being well treated while he was
in Cuba. "General Lee Is taking very
effective measures for t'helr protection."
added Mr. Calhoun. "In fact, ho Is
looking after the Interest of all Amer
icans down there with remarkable zeal.
No man could be more loyal ,r more
patrlotlo in this respect."
Mr. Calhoun said that he found, very
few native Americans In Cuba who
were In actual want. There were a
considerable number of naturalized
Americans there, and General Lee was
now looking after them,
George1 W. Flshback, Mr. Calhoun's
private secretary, said that Mr. Cal
houn had not penetrated the Insur
gents' lines. He added, however, that
they had conversed with persons of all
shades of opinion and that all tho In
surgent were not outside the Spanish
CULPRIT CHAINED TO A WAGON.
An Ingenious Constable's Substitute
for a Jail Coll.
Burlington, N. J., June 7. A man
giving his name as Charles Hoffman
secured employment on the farm of
Samuel Sawyer, of Delalr. several days
ago. When Sawyer left the place last
night his new employe ransacked the
house In search of plunder, but all he
got was a pair of trousers and a sliver
watch. As soon as the loss was dis
covered Constable Aaron N. Bishop
started In pursuit, and Hoffman was
Delalr has no Jail, but this caused
the constable no worry. He ,took the
prisoner to the wagon shed, and, put
ting a heavy log chain about his ankle,
secured It with a padlock. The other
end he fastened to a wagon In a similar
manner. Then, with a remark that the
culprit was as safe there as he would
be In heaven, the constable withdrew
and left Hoffman to lie down or to tug
at tho chain. This morning Hoffman
was brought to this city and locked In
PRESIDENT AT CHATrANOOGA.
Arrangements for the Reception of
Mr. nnd Mrs. McKlnlcy.
Chattanooga, Juno 7. Arrangements
for the reception of President and Mrs.
McKlnlcy and the members of the cab
inet who will spend next Saturday
night and Sunday here, arc atout com
pleted. The president and party Is ex
pected to reach here from Nashville
about 8 o'clock Saturday night.
From the Union depot, the visitors
will be escorted to the Auditorium,
where a short public reception will be
held. From tho Auditorium the party
will be taken to the Read house, where
quarters have been reserved,
ALL QUIET AT URBANA.
Sheriff McLain Returns (o tbc Town and
tbc Citizens Have Guaranteed
Protection for Leonard.
Columbus, O., June 7. A special to
the Dispatch from Urbana, O., says:
There Is great Indignation here over
the published report that Champagne
county, or Urbana, Is to be placed un
der martial law. There Is no neces
sity for anything of the kind. It Is
supposed here that the report, origin
ated with Colonel Anthony at Spring
field, to whose regiment the officers
and men are attached who went to pro
tect the jail, and that he Is disposed
to this course as a means of protection
to them. There Is but little If any dis
position here to say anything unkind
to the local soldiers. Sheriff McLain
returned to Urbana today. He was
met at the station by Deputy Sheriff
Klerby. They drove to the McLain res
idence on Scioto street Instead of to
the sheriff's residence at the jail. The
return was without Incident,
Captain Leonard, of the Urbana mil
itia company, Is here. Citizens of Ur
bana have telephoned him to come
home assuring him of safety.
He left the Jail in a buggy and be
ing recognized, somebody shouted
The horse was then put to full speed
and he escaped.
Tho Members of tho Now York Coterie
Will Sound tho .Masses.
New York, June 7. Tho young
Democracy Is anxious to know what
the great mass of Democrats Intend
to do about the formation of a state
committee that shall reaffirm the prin
ciples laid down by the convention at
Chicago last year and the nomination
of candidates who are In favor of the
doctrines of that party. With this ob
ject In a view a letter has been ad
dressed to the Democratic voters of the
city which sets forth that "a number
of men who have heretofore been ac
tive in the management of the Demo
cratic party In this state were treach
erous to Democratic Interests, and that
the state committee were either apa
thetic or indifferent In their support
of the platform and the candidates of
the Democratic party. It claims that
no man Is a Democratic, in a party
sense, who did not accept the Chicago
platform. It calls attention to the
fact that the present Democratic state
committee Intend to nominate the one
state officer to be voted for this fall,
Judge of the court of appeals, without
calling a convention. In order to main
tain the Integrity of the party and to
have the benefit of the emblem and
place on the ballot and prevent their
diversion from the proper use In the
Interests of men traitorous to the party
In the last campaign, who are already
clamoring that the Issues of last year
shall be eliminated from the elections
of this year, and suggests that the
advisability of holding a convention to
nominate a candidate, select a state
committee and re-aflirm the "principles
of the party."
In conclusion the latter invites an
expression of opinion.
JAPAN'S DEMANDS ON HAWAII.
Thoy Arc Submitted Again in Rnthcr'
More Vigorous Lnngnngo.
Honolulu, May 31, via San Francisco,
June 7. Much discussion was caused
by the formal call paid today by the
Japanese Minister Shimamura on Min
ister of Foreign Affairs Cooper. It is
the general belief that he again de
manded an explanation of the rejection
of the Japanese Immigrants.
Mr. Cooper denied that he received
any official communication from the
Japanese minister, but from other
sources It is learned that his deniel was
simply diplomatic evasion. The Japan
ese minister made a second demand
upon the Hawaiian government,
couched In plainer and more vigorous
language than tho first.
Sllvrtr Republicans to Meet.
Chicago, June 7. The national provision
al committee of the silver Republicans
will bo called to order at tho Lclaud hotel
tomorrow morning. It Is expectwt that
a least thirty-two stateti will be renre.
bented. It Is understood thut Senator Tel
ler will bo offered tho chairmanship of the
Decision in Threo Friends Cnse.
Jackonvllle. Fla,. June 7. In tho Unltivi
State court Judge Locke today handed
down a decision In the case of steamer
Three Friends, charged with violating the
neutrality laws by carrying a filibustering
expedition, to Cuba, and also an armed
vessel, dismissing the Hbsl for forfeiture.
Washington, Juno 7. The senate today
confirmed the following nominations;
William L. Pennfield, of Indiana, to bo
solicitor for tho department of state; w.
W. Brown, of Pennsylvania, to be auditor
for the war department; W. E, Andrews,
of Nebraska, to be auditor for the treas
PARTY LINES ARE
BROKEN IN SENATE
Significance of the Vote on Lumber
' Schedule of Tariff Dill.
DEFEAT OF MR. VEST'S MOTION
Klght Democratic fjenutors Vote
Agninst Placing White Pino on the
Free I,ist--A Scheme to Substitute
the Wilson Lumbor Schedule Is Also
Hrjectcd--Owlng to Ilrcnk in Pnrty
Lines, tho Dcbnto Preceding the
Voto Is Very Breezy.
Washington, June 7. The senate to
day disposed of the lumber paragraph
which has been more stubbornly con
tested than any feature of the bill
thus far by defeating the motion of
Senator Vest to place white pine on
the free list, yeas 20, nays 38. The
contest was mainly significant In
breaking party lines, which hove been
maintained with few exceptions during
the early stages of the debate. On the
finnl vote eight Democratic senators
voted against Mr. Vest's proposition,
namely Messrs. Bacon and Clay, of
Georgia; McKnery, of Loulslanki; Mc
Laurln and Tillman, 6f South Caro
lina; Martin, of Virginia; Rawlins, of
Utah, and White, of California. On
the other hand, Mr. Carter, Republi
can, nnd Messrs. Cannon and Mantle,
Sliver Republicans, voted for the Vest
motion. Following this a motion to
substitute the Wilson lumber schedule
was defeated 21-S7 and the schedule
was agreed to as reported.
The debate preceding the vote was
nt times very breezy, owing to the
break of political lines.
A general discussion of the future
programme of the bill occurred before
the senate adjourned. It led to a
statement by Mr. Allison, In charge of
the bill, that tho committee probably
submit amendments to the sugar sche
dule. For this reason he announced
that the sugar schedule would be rass
ed over tomorrow and the tobacco
schedule taken up.
MR. QUAY'S AMENDMENTS.
He Gives Notice of Proposed Changes
in Tnrill" Bill.
Washington, June 7. Senator Quay
gave notice today of several amend
ments he proposes offering to the tar
iff bill. Ono of those- provides foi
striking out the provision for a duty
on tea and another for striking out
the lrcrease of the beer tax. The free
admission of Iron ore Imported from
mines owned nbrcad by citizens of tho
United States for their own use Is also
provided for. Another amendment Im
poses a d.uty of ten per cent, on all
nttlclep on the free list until 1901 and
a fourth Btilkes out sections 4, 5, G
These relate to the Internal revenue
features of the bill, including beer,
tobaco, sugars, etc. The effect of tho
adoption of the last amendment would
be to leave the present Internal rev
enue law In effect.
OFFERED TO TRACY.
Said to Hnvo Bern Tendered tho
Washington, June 7. It Is reported
tonight that former Secretary of the
Navy Benjamin F. Tracy has been
tendered the Spanish mission, and that
he h'aa expressed a willingness to ac
cept it for a short period If he con
arrange his business affairs so as to
permit him to bo absent from the
country for some months.
The appointment of, former Repre
sentative J. Frank Aldrich. o Illinois,
as consul-general to succeed General
Lee, at Havana, has been definitely
WOMAN IN A MURDER MYSTERY.
Her Hnt Found on thoOrnss Beside a
Greenwich, Conn., June 7. Edward
Long, 18 years old, was found early
this morning just off the old Field
Point road about a mile from this
place, with a bullet wound In his head.
He died about three hours later. Long
was last seen nllve, so far as Is known
now, at 11 o'clock last night. He was
then at the depot. The train from
Stamford had Just arrived.
According to Thomas Dobson, a hack
driver, there alighted from this train
an unknown man, who was accompan
ied by a good-looking young woman.
The young woman wore a black straw
hat, trimmed with black silk ribbons.
About 2 o'clock this morning a party
of young men while coming along the
Point road heard a shot. They found
Long lying in the grass covered with
blood. The sod was trampled down,
and it looked as if there had been a
struggle. Near the spot a woman's hat
was found. Tt answered the descrip
tion of the ono worn by the young
woTian who got off the Stamford train.
PASTOR PLAYS FIRST BASE.
Congregation of His Church Go to
Sco Him Hold Down tho ling.
Trenton, June 7. Rev. F. , C. Jen
nings, pastor of the rresbyterlan
church In Morrlsvllle, plays first laso
with the crack base ball team which
represents that town. Games aro
played every Saturday afternoon, and
are witnessed by fashionable assem
blages, which Include many of the wo
men who belong to the pastor's church.
The club this yaar has played seven
games and li'Et but one.
Rev. Mr. Jennings Is a graduate of
the South Carolina University, and of
Princeton, and played first base on tho
teams of both colleges.
Ho Has Been n Gambler nnd Many
Other Disrcputiiblo Things.
Perry, Oklahoma, June 7, Oklahoma
has an evangelist of her own. He Is
J. Steve Burke, who has been a depu
ty United Stages marshal in Oklahoma
und the Indian territory for twelve
years, and likewise a gambler, drunk
ard and all-round sport. Ho had not
attended church In years till two
1 months ago in Perry. Ho attended
the Baptist church ono night here, and
after the servloes . were concluded he
asked for a few minutes to talk, and
for an hour he unfolded tho details
of his many crimes to a largo audi
ence. Th'en he began lecturing in towns
where he had committed his many
sins, and thousands df people flocked
to hear him. At Pawnee he has been
lecturing for a week and has turned
the town over. He Induced the au
thorities to stop gambling and dloe
throwing In saloons. The sports did
all they could to do him bodily harm,
but the police protected htm and his
work went on.
Buike Is a member of a noted Texas
family. He was once a professor In a
theological school at Waco, Texas, but
fell from grace when he entered politics.
THE COAL HEARINGS.
Representatives of tho Hnllronds
Will Appear nt Albany Todny.
Albany, N. Y., June 7. The hearing
before Judge Chester tomorrow In the
matter of the request of the presidents
of the various coal railroads for a va
cating of the order for them to appear
before a referee will not, It 13 expected,
be of much moment. Justice Chester
has been quoted as saying that he ex
pected that an appeal would be taken
to the appellate division no matter upon
which side his decision Is given. The
appellate division does not meet until
late In September and an appeal will
also go up from that branch o that
It Is hardly possible that a final decision
will be given even upon this first point
until late In October.
Tho questions to be raised In argu
ment tomorrow have all been detailed
and will simply be enlarged uprfn.
Lewis E. Carr, of the Delaware and
Hudson, and David J. McClure, for the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad, will appear for tho railroad
LAWYER KUIIN'S SUICIDE.
Puts n Bullet in Hit Brnln nnd Leaves
His Sweetheart $5,(100.
Pittsburg, Pa June 7. A dispatch
from Llgonler gives an account of the
suicide of Lawyer R. S. Kuhnst at
Franks hotel tonight. Kuhn was to
have murrled Miss Minnie Leasure to
morrow morning and had made every
arrangement for the wedding. Ho went
to his room at about 9 o'clock this
evening apparently In the best of spir
its and without giving a hint of his
purpose. Later he was found lying on
the floor dead with a bullet hole In his
temple nnd his brains spattered on the
In the pocket of the dead, who was
said to have been worth $75,000, was
found a will in which he leaves Miss
Leasure $5,000 and the balance to his
brother, John E. Kuhn, said to be a
Presbyterian minister at Altoona, Pa.
RUM FOR SING SING CONVICTS.
A Former Convict's Thriiing Business
with Inmates oftho Prison.
Sing Sing. N. Y., June 7. David Mc
Cann. tin cx-convlct, who has been out
of Sing Sing prison only a few months,
nnd whose home Is In this village, was
arrested today on a charge of vagran
cy. Upon being searched In the police
court letters were found on his person
which revealed the fact that he had
been supplying liquors, cigars and
matches to the convicts. He hid the
goods In various places outside the
prison walls, but easily accessible to
convicts employed about the prison
The letters addressed to McCann
were from convicts who thanked him
for hln services. Warden Sago pre
ferred charges against McCann, who
will bo tried tomorrow.
DISTRESS IN NICARAGUA.
Tho Government Is Practicing Econ
omy and Cutting Down Salaries.
Washington, June 7. The extent of
the financial distress In Nicaragua!
must be considerable from the account
rendered to the state department by
United States Consul Welslke, at Man
agua. Ho says the government Is try
ing In every way to pass safely through
the present state of affairs by observ
ing strict economy. Salaries have
been lowered from the president of the
republic down to the last employe and
a great many officers have neen abol
ished. Coffee planters are confronting bank
ruptcy and to make matters worse, the
foreign and native commercial houses,
on, whom the planters depend for ad
vances have withdrawn their credits,
owing to heny losses.
Sorg Dcclnres Himself.
Cincinnati, Juno 7. Tho Times Star
publishes an interview today with Con
gressman Paul J. Sorg, In which ho of
ficially announces his candidacy for Unit
ed States senator In tho event that tho
Democrats secure a majority of tho mem
bers of the legislature to be elected next
November, Whlie other names havo been
mentioned the only other announced can
didate Is John R. McLean, proprietor of
tho Cincinnati Enquirer, who Is now In tho
city conducting his canvass.
Ilnndsomo Girl's Suicide.
Atlantic City, N. J., Juno 7. Miss Emma
C. Lloyd, tho handsome daughter of tho
proprietress of the Dudley Arms hotel,
committed suicide this morning by lock
ing herself in a bed room and Jrnlng on
the gas. Deceased was about 2u years oll
and no cause can be assigned for tho
An F.ditor Murdered.
Ardmore, I. T June 7. Jamej Williams,
editor of tho Chronicle, waa ehot and
killed hero toduy by (iurenco U. Doug
lass, of this city, an attorney and promi
nent Republican. The killing Is the re
sult of a newspaper article, Douglass is
now in Jail,
Tho Son of Coren's King Arrives.
San Francisco, Juno 7. Among the pas
sengors on the steamer Coptic, which ar
rived from China and Japan today, wero
Enl Wha, son of the King of Corca,
whose intended visit to this country has
Mr. Hall Asked to Resign.
Washington, June 7. Secretary Wilson
has asked for tho resignation of D. M.
Hall, property clerk of the Agricultural
department, at 2,000 per annum, Mr,
Hall Is a Maine Democrat.
Republicans Carry Chicago.
Chicago. June 7. The judicial election
today was carried by tho Republicans,
who elected all of their candidates by
pluralities of about 12,000 In tho city and
4,000 in tho tounty outside of tho city,
EFFECTS OF THE
Statistics Giving Its Bearing Upon Im
ports and Exports.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF OUR TRADE
It Will Ho Published in tho Near Fit-tnrc--Itcsiilts
of the Ratification oi
the Agreement of 1877--Amounts
Imported in tho Year 1800 tho Larg
est in tho History oftho Treaty.
Wnshlngton, June 7. A complete de
tailed statement of our trade with Ha
waii Is being prepared by tho bureau
of statistics of the treasury depart
ment, under the direction of Chief
Ford. It Is tho Intention of Mr. Ford
to give all data which can possibly bo
of use to senators In considering the
continuance or abrogation of the Ha
waiian commercial tt-eaty of 1876. The
statement will bo published In about
two weeks. The work of the bureau has
proceeded far enough to furnish an ex
act statement of the Imports of sugar
Into this country from Hawaii, and the
comparison between this amount and
the total Imports of sugar Into the
country Is shown by means of a col
ored chart. Tho effect of the treaty,
which was ratified In 1877, was not no
ticed In a very marked degree until
1879, when the Imports of sugar
amounted to a little less than 50,000,000
pounds. From that year the growth of
sugar Imports was very steady. In 1894
on account of tho tariff agitation and
the uncertainty 'attending the effort of
the American Sugar Refining company
to secure a differential duty on refined
sugar In the senate bill, the Imports of
sugar from all parts of tho world In
creased greatly. The amount import
ed from Hawaii exceeded 325,000,000
pounds. In ISflG, by a normal growth
In tho consumption of sugar, the
amount had Increased to nearly 850,
000,000 pounds. This is the largest
amount In the history of the treaty.
The chart prepared by Chief Ford
also shows the effect of the sugar
bounty on tho production of sugar In
Louisiana, as well a3 other facts con
nected with our exports to Hawaii un
der the Influence of the commercial
MARSHAL NAGLE RESIGNS.
Remarkable Doing of His. Deputies
Perry, Oklahoma, June 7. Patrick S.
Nagle, the United States marshal for
Oklahoma, has resigned his office and
his successor will be appointed imme
diately. Nagle was appointed early In
1890 to succeed E. D. Nix, who was. ap
pointed by President Cleveland-In the
early part of his last administration
through the influence of John G. Car
lisle. Nix was removed for supposed Irreg
ularities. The office pays $5,000 a year,
and not less than twelve Republicans
are after It. An inspector from Wash
ington has been in the territory for two
months Investigating Nagle, but It is
reported that his accounts are straight,
but many of his deputies are In disre
pute. A scheme to rob an Oklahoma
bank by deputy marshals was un
earthed by Inspector Taylor, and many
frauds regarding whisky peddling were
unearthed. It has been shown that the
deputy marshals would hire men to se
crete bottles of whisky In wngons be
longing to travelers In the Indian coun
try, and the marshals would then ar
rest the travelers for having whisky
in the Indian lands. Many such cases
Brother nnd Sister Mnnv Miles Apart
Dio Almost Together.
Matteawan, N. J., June 7. In the
doorway of his farm flosse, at Phll
llpstown, Putnam county, stood Gilbert
Fprman, farmer. He was In vigorous
health, despite his four and seventy
years, and still able to do a good day's
work on his farm.
Suddenly he put a hand to his head:
"I cannot see," he said. "What Is the
matter Mary! Yes, I hear your voice,"
and he fell to the ground unconscious.
In a short time he was dead from apo
plexy. Strange to say, a short time be
fore he was stricken, his sister, Mary
A. Wlxon, the widow of Nathaniel
Wlxon, of Shenandoah, Duchess coun
ty, had died In her home, aged 78.
Their deaths came within an hour of
each other, she dying first, while her
name was almost tho last word on his
lips, A widow and ten grown children
survive Mr. Forman.
Michael Fort in, Who Officiated nt
Maxwell's Execution, in Asylum,
St, Louis, June 7. Michael Fortln,
the man who hanged Walter H. Len
nox Maxwell, tho slayer of Arthur
Preller, has been taken to tho Insane
asylum, his mind having gone from
constant brooding over what was one
of tho most notable cases ever tried in
Fortln Is well known In- St. Louis
and the county, having filled various
positions here before the county and
JUMPED FROM A CAR WINDOW.
Gmnblor Willinms Makes His Kscapo
Whilo on His Way to Prison.
Tucson, Ariz., June 7. Jack Wil
liams, tho notorious sharper and
gambler, made a daring escape from
the sheriff yesterday by Jumping from
the window of a swlfty moving train
while manacled. 'Sheriff Scott White
and his deputy of Tombstone were on
their way to the Yuma penitentiary
with Williams and two Mexican prlso
ers. Williams was going to servo a ten-
year sentence for holding up a faro
gamo at Blsbee. Tho train was stop
ped as soon as possible and the oflicers
went in pursuit, but tho man .had dis
appeared. CUT 0FP THE DIVER'S AIR.
Captain Under tho Ocenn Whllo His
Crow Fought nnd Forgot Him.
Atlantic City, N. J., Juno 7. Tho
J captain of tho Merritt wrecking tug,
now engaged in raising thie sunken
cargo of the ship Francis, which burn
ed to tho water's edge nwar Beach
Haven, had an escape from a peculiar
death qn Friday last, which ho will
not soon forget. To regain tho cargo
It was necessary to resort to dlrlng,
nnd on that day the captain himself
descended, leaving tho mate In charge
of tho deck. Tho latter and the cook
became engaged In a brawl, which
ended in a free fight among all tho
crew, and the man at the air pump
forgot his master at tho bottom of
How long tho air was cut off Is not
known. To the captain who Buffered
the suffocation it seemed a century;
to the crew it was but a few minutes;
but when they did bethink themselves
of tho life they held In their hands
and brought the captain to the deck
he was almost dead. It took several
hours' hard work to restore him to
tAUGHT A BEAR IN A TRAP.
Farmer Captured tho Animal That
llnd Been Raiding His Pasture.
Oswego, N. Y Juno 7. A. J. Brock
wny, a farmer living In Osceola, not
far from here, has missed she?p now
and then for a month past. A week
ago ho discovered bear tracks in his
sheep pasture, and ho made up his
mind that a bear was the thief, though
there Jrartn's been a bear seen In the
neighborhood for some time. He set
a big spring trap, which he chalnoJ
to a log and baited it with fresh meat.
The very next morning the log nnd
tho trap were gone and tho condition
of tho ground around made It plain
that the bear had had a tussel with
the trap before he had started to carry
It away. There, was a trail straight
across tho field In the direction of a
swamp, showing the way tho bear and
his load had gone. The trail led more
than a mile through a woods. Brock
way got his gun and followed it up.
It led Into the swamp and he almost
stumbled over the bear before he
The bear was sitting down llcklnu a
paw which wa fast In the steel trap.
It was Just as much astonished as
was Brqckway at being discovered,
and it rose up, Brockway thought, to
attack him, but It was really to run
away. It was almost exhausted from
the struggles It had had getting to
where It was from the sheep pasture,
and before It had gone half a dozen
steps Brockway recovered his compos
ure and shot it between the shoulders.
The ono load killed it. It weighed,
dressed, 240 pounds.
CHINESE MONUMENTS IN MEXICO.
Indications Thnt Chln'cso Wuro There
Two Tlioutnnd Years Ago.
Hermoslllo, Mex., June 7. The rock
recently discovered In the mountains
of the Magdalena district, state of So
nora, which Is covered with Chinese In
scriptions, has Just been vlBlted by Sen
Yuep, a well-educated Chinese of Guay
mas. He says that the Inscriptions are
Chinese, but are somewhat Indistinct.
He made a copy of them and has trans
lated enough of the Jlnes to show that
tho writing was probably Inscribed on
the rock at least 2.000 years ago.
There ore ten lines of characters on
the part of the rock In view, and some
of the lines may bo still burled under
the earth. There are ancient Chinese
tombs and monuments to the north of
Magdalena, near the mining camp of
Jacoba. These have never been ex
plored. Sen Yuep asserts that In the
history of China there Is a tradition
that an exploring expedition divided
Into eighteen parties landed on the
western coast of what Is now Mexico
over twenty centuries ago.
HAS VETOED SIXTEEN BILLS.
Tho Governor of Texas Docs Not Ap
prove oftho Legislature.
Austin, Tex., June 7. Governor Cul
bertson today did something unpre
cedented In Texas legislative circles
by vetoing at once four bills passed
at the regular session of the legislature
recently closed. During the session he
vetoed sixteen more bills than any pre
ceding governor, has negatived and to
dny he added four more to the list.
The most important bill vetoed today
is a general occupation tax bill, which
sought to tax everybody and every In
dustry in the state to Increase the rev
enue. The governor says that while the ob
ject of the bill Is commendable, ho
must veto It because It would author
ize tho circulation of obscene litera
ture, sanction gambling by pool sell
ing and legalize the fire Insurance com
panies now operating In the state, and
which have lately been prosecuted.
Embezzling Mnyor Sentenced.
Atlanta, Gn., June 7. Former Mayor
John Tyler Cooper, who was convicted
Saturday of embezzling funds of the
county, whllo kervlng as clerk to tho
board of commissioners, was sotnenced
this morning to threo months' imprison
ment and $500 fine.
THIS NKWS THIS M0KNING.
Weather Indications Today:
Showers; Easterly Winds,
1 (General) Calhoun's Impressions of
Postofllco Elevator Falls with Serious
Progress of tho Tariff Debate.
Effects of tho Hawaiian Treaty,
2 (Sports) Work of the Bcranton Bao
Eastern, National and Atlantic League
3 (State) Governor Hastings, Refuse to
Name Subjects for Taxation.
. Legislative Iroceedin-s.
Amateur Base Ball.
0 (Story) "Tho Kace Meet of tho At-
Juntlo Wheelmen." t
0 (Local) Von Storch Ejectment Suit,
Jennings Is Non-Sutted,
7 (Local)-Mr. Crlttenton Begins His
Annual Session of the Free Klndorgar.
8 (Local) West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenlnzs.
Financial and Commercial.
The Carriage Drops Three
Stories in the New
SEVERAL MEN ARE INJURED
Two of the Victims Likely
Accident Cnuscd by tho Breaking of
n Rope, tho Elevator Being Loaded
Beyond Its Capacity-Safety Appli
ances Evidently Did Not Work.
Police Reserves Called Out to Keep
Back the Crowd from tho Bnllding.
New York, Juno 7. Six men were.
Injured, two of them fatally, In an
elevator accident in the postoffico
building at 11 o'clock today. All of
the Injured are married men. The car
fell a distance of three tall stories, as
the result either of tho slipping of a
belt or the breaking of the two cable.
The accident was duo to overloading.
The elevator was carrying tho six men
and about 1,000 pounds of cement,
whereas it was intended only for the
hoisting and lowering of malls. Tho
COX, CAPTAIN JAMES A., GS years old;
examiner In tho sea, postal servlca;
residence, Mlddlctown, N. Y.; Injuries
to back and lnternaUy hurt; will die.
M'GOVEItN. THOMAS, 2S years old; a
plasterer's helper; 157 Sandford
street, Brooklyn; leg broken and In
jured about the back; likely to dlo.
BIRDSALL, FRANK, 38 years old; a
railway mall clerk; residence, Brews
ters, N. Y.; base of tho skull frac
tured; may recover.
DAILEY, GEORGE Y, 27 years old; a
railway mall clerk; residence, Eis
ton. Pa. ; leg tiroken.
MURPHY, JOHN, 43 years old; a railway
mall clerk; 121S Dean street, Brook
lyn; both ankles broken.
LUFFLER JOSUPH, 63 years old; ele
vator conductor; 4S0 East Sixth
street; ankle broken.
All of tho Injured, except Luffler, aro
at the Hudson street hospital. Luf
fler Is In the Gouverneur hospital.
The elevator was near the Park row
sldo of the building. George Telfair has
tho contract for repairs on the second
floor. Large quantities of cement and
plaster are being used nnd these wero
being hoisted as needed. Two of Tel
fair's men, McGovern and Murphy,
loaded six bags of cement, weighing
about half a ton, on the elevator, and
then, with the conductor, Lufiler, and
tho three postal employes, the ascent
Lufiler started the car opward, but
for somo reason which he oould not
fathom It moved slowly. It had ascend
ed only a few feet above the second
floor when It stopped and started down
ward with a rush. An Instant later
a crash, and cries and groans in the
sub-cellar of the building, two stories
underground, attracted tho engineers
and firemen. They tent out calls to
the police and for ambulances.
Tho men were half covrred with ce
ment and lay In a tangled heap when
aid reached them. They were lifted
gently out nnd the postofTlce employes
did what little they could to relievo
their pain until the arrival of the am
bulances, which had been summoned
from tho Hudson street, Gouverneur
and St. Vincent hospitals.
CROWDS BLOCKED THE STREET.
Meanwhile Police Inspector Allaire
had arrived. Great crowds had gath
ered and were blocking1. Mall street,
so that tho ambulances and doctors
who had been called from the Immedi
ate neighborhood could not get through.
Inspector Allaire called out the re
serves f the Fourth and Fifth police
precincts and took personnl charge of
them. The Injured men were taken out
through the Mall street side. Each ar
rival of a stretcher was th'e signal for
more crowding by tho throngs of cur
ious who were trying ti obtain a
glimpse of the injured, and severnl
times the police had to make thteats of
using their clubs before they could
maintain the lines they had establish
ed. Captain Fry, chief engineer and cus
todian of the building, Is of the opinion
that overloading alone oaunod the ac
cident. He does not believe that eith
er of the cables broke until after tho
elevator had struck the bottom of tho
Bub-cellar and rebounded. This Is the
reason, In his opinion, for the failure
of the safely appliances to work. All
of tho postoffice elevators are fitted
with there appliances.
The eluvator was suspendeJ on two
cables and was propelled by a leather
'uelt upon a fly wheel between two
vertical cyllndeis. The bait controlled
tho drum, liich In turn, wound or
unwound the cables us the elevator
ascended or descended.
"The workmen," continued Captain
Fry, "had overweighted the elevator.
In my opinion the belt Flipped ond tha
elwator Mnk down, gaining In momen
tum until It reached the bottom. Then
it rebounded and falling a second time,
faster than the first, the cables were
snapped off This beller Is heighten
ed by the clrcumstanco that the safety
appliances did not catch, which they
would have done had tho elevator fall
The Herald's Weather Forccnst.,
Now York, Juno 8. In tho Middle states
and New England today, cloudy to partly
cloudy weather will prevail, with nearly
stationary tempcraturn and fresh easter
ly winds, shifting to noitherly and rain,
probably followed by local thundar stornw
on or near tho coasts. On Wednesday, In
both of these sections, partly cloudy to
fair weather nnd fresh northerly winds
will prevail preceded by rain on tho Nev
England coast with slowly rising temperature.