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SCKANTON, PAM THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1897.
Cae Is Continued at
TESTIMONY IN REBUTTAL
Flat Contradiction of Evidence
Offered by Defense.
Tho Commonwcnlth Witnesses Unci
Never Ilcnnl tlio Vorncilyor Sallio
(Inst Questioned, Hut All Agree
Thnt Defense's 'Witnesses Arc Not to
11 o Tni8tcil--Collcctor Grnnt Her
ring Decides to Omit the Thrilling
l'luce ot Evidence Promised.
Bloomsburg, June 9. When court
convened this morning for the continu
ance of the Wlntersteen-Knorr dyna
mite conspiracy oae, the defendant,
Liloyd S. Wlntersteen was re-called to
the stand. He was questioned as to
several conversations he was alleged
to have had with Cashier Tustln, 'of
the Bloomsburg National bank, and
made a general denial to all of Mr.
Tustln's statements. He also denied
having told Attorney Snyder that ho
did not bellevo In God, Christ or a
The prosecution, then called several
witnesses for rebuttal. Riley Slckler,
J. D. Brannlng, Cyrus Fox, CHf Knorr,
Albert Roth and Mrs. Mulsburger'.
were t all called. The substance, of
their 'testimony was that they would
not believe the witness for the defense
under oath, and that they had never
heard Sallle Gast's veracity question
ed. , Court then took a recess until 2
At th'e afternoon session of the court,
rebuttal was the order of the day,
during which the reputations of sever
al wltnf-sses were aired. When court
opened the prosecution examined wit
nesses with an Intent to brove that
Sally Gast's reputation was very good,
while that of Mr. and Mrs. Phllllppl,
two witnesses for the defense, were
E. B Tustln, cashier of the First
National bank, testified that Mr. Wln
tersteen said tb him a few days after
the explosion that hVj had seen a man
standing at the corner of Sloan's alley
with arevolver or a knife In 'his hand
and that he was uttering threats
against Mr. Waller. He said that-he
tried to persuade the man to give
up his Intentions of harming Waller.
The defendant when asked about this
matter In crcss-examlnatlon said that
he could not recall such' a conversa
tion. The nrxt witness to rantt.idict
a portion of Winterstecn's story was
Elizabeth Jacoby, a clerk in the post
omce. She said that Wlntersteen had
written fifty letters in the past five or
six years to Miss Dora Moharter. This
was a flat contradiction of not only
Wlntersteen's testimony 'but that of
the Moharter girl's as well, both the
latter having sworn that only two
communications passed between them
in, the past nine years. Cross-examination
-failed to shake Jacoby testi
mony. HERRING DID NOT TESTIFY.
It "had been expected that Senator
Grant Herring would give some inter
esting testimony In regard to an al
leged struggle of Wlntersteen's with a
woman in the bushes oA the night of
July 1, 1896. Mr. Graham announced
that after a consultation with the de
fense It had been agreed that in view
of th fact that Senator Herring had
taken such an active part In the prose
cution bf the case, he would not testi
fy, and that both sides had agreed
that the fact of his not testifying
should not be mentioned again by elth
er side. Mr. Wraller was then recalled.
He testified that he had taken part
in the equity proceedings, making an
Important address before the court,
thus contradicting Mr. AVinterstecn's
statement that he "never opened his
Ab.iut a dozen witnesses were called
by the defense to prove that the char
acter and the reputotlon of Theodore
Hoyman and Jacob Phllllppl, two of
the defense's witnesses, had never been
Nearly all the witnesses in rebuttal
had peon heard when court adjourned
until tomorrow. The closing speeches
wjll probably be made tomorrow and
the case will go to the Jury on Friday.
Judgq Ermentrout's charge Is awaited
with much interest.
Pennsylvania Is Remembered In tlio
Distribution of Tnvors.
Washington, June 9. Today the
president sent to the senate the follow
State To be envoys extraordinary
and ministers plenipotentiary of the
United States: Henry L. Wilson, of
Washington, to Chile; William F. Pow
ell, of New Jersey, to Haytl; John a.
Irishman, of Pennsylvania, to Switzer
land; John F. Gowery, of Washington,
to be consul general at Kanugaw, Ja
pan. Treasury To be assistant appraisers
of merchandise: Michael J. Brown, In
the district of Philadelphia; Fred Vin
cent, In the district of Philadelphia. To
be deputy auditors: Robert S. Pedson,
of South Dakota, Interior department;
Daniel A. Grosvenor, of Maryland, for
the war department.
The senate today confirmed the fol
lowing nominations: Henry L. Wilson,
of Washington, to Chile; .John G. A.
LeUhman, ot Pennsylvania, -to be min
ister to Switzerland; Lawrence TownB
end, of Pennsylvania, to be minister to
Portugal; Andrew D. Barlow, of Mis
souri, to be consul general at the City
LYMCHINQ IN MARYLAND.
An Infuriated Mob Ilnng nNepro Al
rendv Under Sentence of Dcntli.
Princess Anne, Md June 9. William
Andrews, the young negro accused of
felonious assault upon Mrs. Benjamin
T. Kelley, was taken from, the sheriff
hero today and beaten into insensibil
ity, then hanged to a tree by an In
furiated mob, Immediately after hav
ing been arraigned In court and sent
enced to death for his crime.
Andrews, who was but 20 years old,
came here from North Carolina, and
on May Gth, of this year, was arrest
ed for assault upon Mrs. Kelley. At
that time a mob endeavored to lynch
him but ho was hurriedly taken to
Baltimore and confined In the Jail in
that city until last night, when he was
brought 'hero for trial. During the
night a number of men assembled and
carefully planned today's programme.
No attempt at dlsgulso was made by
those who pratlclpated In the lynching.
FIEND ESCAPES LYNCHING.
An Angry Mob Pursues n Trump Who
Hnd Assaulted n Womnn.
Batavia, Ohio, Juno 9. A tramp at
tempted to assault Mrs. Emma Curds,
a highly respected lady of Wllllams
burgf near here today. Mrs. Curds Is
in a very critical condition. A posse
was Immediately organized and started
Ho was captured at Budd's brick
yard and Constable Bucker had all he
could do to prevent the mob from
lynching the prisoner. He was remov
ed secretly to Batavia to save his life.
DAY OF TARIFF TALK.
But Little Progress Is Made oa the BUI.
Mr. Cannon, of Utah, Wants the
Washington, June 9. The senate had
a period of tariff speeches today and as
a result little progress was made on
the bill. Mr. Rawlins, of Utah, and
Mr. Mills, of Texas, discussed the
Democratic attitude of the tariff from
their respective standpoints. Mr. Raw
lins was a member of the platform com
mittee of the Chicago convention and
proposed the tariff plank which was
adopted. He held that the vote he and
sevcrnl other Democratic senators had
cast for duties on cotton and other ag
ricultural products was Justified by
that platform and by the traditions of
the party. Mr. Mills severely arraign
ed the bill as a class measure designed
to build a vast fund for distribution
among the beneficiaries of the bill and
at the expense of the "forgotten men,"
the tax payers. Ho indirectly criti
cised these Democratic senators who
voted for the amendments toHhe bill
putting a tax opjcotton and other ar
ticles, contending that their course was
a radical departure from the tenets of
Demdcracy. Later in the day Mr.
Cannon, of Utah, proposed an amend
ment placing an export bounty on ag
ricultural products. He spoke for two
'hours on the need of giving the farmer
a share of the benefits of the tariff.
Mr. Butler, of North Carolina, also
spoke In favor of giving the farmer
equal benefits with other classes under
the bill. Only half a page of the bill,
covering four brief and cpmparatlvely
unimportant paragraphs (229 to 233)
were disposed of during the day. The
session will begin at 11 a. m. tomor
row. CUT OUT HIS SPINAL COLUMN.
Daring Operation in Hopes of Saving
n Doctor's Life.
New York, June 9. The death of Dr.
Edgar A. Keeler, at Little Falls, end
ed a remarkable struggle for life. He
was aflllcted with a bone disease In
the kne.e, general tubercular carles,
always considered fatal. An operation
on the knee was not successful, the
disease breaking out anew in the ribs
and spinal column.
Dr. William T. Bull, for the first
time on record, removed a portion of
dlpeased bone from the spinal column.
Dr. VlgH I. Glbney removed portions
of numerous ribs and Dr. Calvin Ter
rlberry amputated a leg and resected
other ribs. Each' operation resulted
In temporary Improvement, but at last
human endurance succumbed.
FISHING BOATS LOST.
It Is Estimated That Tiro Hundred
Men Have Perished.
Victoria, R. C Juno 9. -Meagre par
ticulars were brought y the steamer
Empress of Japan of a disaster which
befell the fishermen of Chusan Archi
pelago, oft tho coast of China. On
May 6, when most of the fishing boats
were out on tho fishing banks, a terrific
gale Fprunc up.
Of the several hundred boats out at
tho time very few returned and it is
estimated triat some five hundred men
lost their lives.
FIRE AT MONTROSE.
A Hotel Guost Is Cremated nt the
Montrose, Colo,, June 9. The Mont
rose hotel, a two-story frame building',
and a block of stores burned early to
day, Robert Meade, aged 65 years, of
Portland, Colo., a guest at the hotel,
burned to death. A dozen other guests
were rescued uninjured.
The lire Is believed to be Incendiary.
Dauntless Crow Released.
Key West, Flo., June 9.-AU or the men
found on tho suspected filibuster Daunt
less when she was captured by tho United
States steamship Marblehead a few days
ago have been released by tho commis
sioner before whom they wero examined.
Tho attorney also say that he cannot
hold tho Dauntless on tho avallablo evi
dence fand without ho was Instructed to
the contrary she also wolud be released.
Free Silver Lacks funds,
Washington, D. C, Juno 9. -Senator
Jones, chairman of tho Democratic na
tional committee, was asked today about
a fund of lino.OOO raised In western states
for the continuation of the agitation for
froe 'silver. He replied: "If any such sum
U being rald I don't know It."
Investigated the Ruiz Cnso.
New York, June $. Josa Congosto,
8panlh consul at Philadelphia, arrived
her today from Havana. Dr. Congosto
was the Bparrisn comm1slonr to exam
ine Into tho facts of the- death of Pr, Ruiz
In prison at Ouanabacao
' IN THE RUIZ CASE
It Is Believed the President Will Demand
CALHOUN AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Tlio Spoclnl Commissioner 11ns n
Second Conferunco With Mr. Mc-Klnlcy-Tlio
Question of Interfer
ence on Jlchnlf of Cubii-Mr. Cnl
lioun Is Censured by the President
for Talking Too Much.
Washington, June 9. A conference
lasting" three-quarters of an hour
took place this morning between Pres
ident McKlnloy and his special Com
missioner to Cuba, William J. Cal
houn. At 10:30 o'clock Mr. Calhoun
left the White House in order to allow
the president time to make final pre
parations for his i departure at 12
o'clock for Nashville. Tho conference
this morning, following the one
held last evening, completed the re
port which Mr. Calhoun had to make
with regard to tho main facts of his
visit to Cuba and tho Ruiz Investiga
tion. Details ns to what he saw and
heard while In Cuba, beating on the
state of war and the condition of the
people on tho island, will be made the
subject of another and more extended
Interview with the president after tho
latter's return from the south.
It has not been difficult to ascertain
the general report of Mr. Calhoun's
report to President McKlnley. That It
Is wholly damaging to the Spanish
cause and calculated to hasten posi
tive action on the part of the President
has been made evident, both by the
character of the special commissioner's
answers to the questions of the re
porters, and by the side remarks made
by senators and representatives In con
gress who have been In a position to
obtain reliable semi-official Informa
tion on the subject.
There are many rumors today re
garding the president's probable pol
icy, but none seems to have a founda
tion of facts. The best opinion is to
the effect that though Mr. McKlnley
has outlined a possible line of action,
this action has not been decided upon.
Tho decision will be withheld until
his return to Washington, nt least, and
probably until ho has had further time
to examine the reports of Commission
er Calhoun and Consul General Lee.
PROMPT ACTION PREDICTED.
Tho prediction is made with confi
dence by many persons that the presi
dent will act promptly. There will be
no long delay. Tho first act of Mr.
McKlnley probably will be to file a
claim against the Spanish government
for Indemnity for the death of Dr.
Ruiz, accompanied by a diplomatic
noto of such a firm tenor as will not
allow postponement of consideration of
the matter by Spain. This should bring
some reply from Spain, which may or
may not have an Important bearing
on the president's subsequent policy.
If tho reply Is unfavorable It will furn
ish, In the opinion of the administra
tion, additional ground for interfer
ence by this government In the Cuban
war. If tho reply is favorable, It does
not follow that th'e administration will
not still interfere In the struggle of
the Cubans for Independence. It has
become well known to those who are
close to the administration that the
president believes vigorous action on
the part of the executive department
of this government will help our com
merce more than any Incidental dis
turbance will Injure it. In short, he be
lieves the looked for prosperity In this
country cannot be fully realized until
our trade with Cuba Is restored, at
least prospectively, to Its normal con
dition, or until the uneasiness due to a
probable collision with Spain Is re
moved. MR. CALHOUN REPROVED.
Mr. Oalhoun was distinctly reproved
by tho president last evening for his
freedom of speech while being inter
viewed by the New York repot tcrs.
Mr. Calhoun returned to his hotel much
chagrined and told intimate filonds
thnt he had been unjustly treated by
his interviewers, and that he had been
mado to say things which he had never
divulged. Later In tho evening ho
dined with Senator Cullom at Cham
berlain's, Mr. Cullom believes firmly
In a vigorous Cuban policy on the part
of the president. He expressed I his
belief two weeks ago, when ho said
that the ultimate needs of our com
merce demand It. He talked a long
time with Mr. Calhoun and scemd sat
lsfld with what he hear J.
Commissioner Calhoun did not ac
company tlio presIdJtitlal party on tho
Nashville trip today. He will leave
tonight for his homo In Illinois) but
will return to Washington within a
The conservative ebment In tho dis
cussion of Cuban nffilrs has been by
no means silent slnco the return of
the commissioner. Such persons do
little talking, but when they bay any
thing It Is to express tho belief that tho
president will content himself for the
present with action In tho Ruiz case;
that he will exhaust the means of dip
lomatic negotiation before adopting
any so-called "vigorous policy," and
that he believes commercial confidence
will be promoted more easily by a
policy of inaction.
LYNCHING MOB IN OGDENSBURQ.
Prisoner Hnd Assnultnd a Tonchcr.
Was Hurried Awny to Snfoty.
Watertown, N, Y Juno 9. To save
him from a mob 500 strong, which sur
rounded the city hall In Ogdensburg,
Joseph Do Year, who was confined In
the basement on the charge of assault
ing Miss Lillian E. Ramsey, was re
moved to the county Jail at Canton,
thirty miles away, at 3 o'clock this
Miss Ramsey Is a pretty and refined
woman 20 years old. She lives with her
father in Ogdensburg. For several
weeks she has been teaching in a coun
try school three miles out of the city,
walking to and from the school. It
was her cuBtom to go through a deep
and lonely pleoe of woods. On. Friday
morning Bhe had passed about half
way through when she was confronted
by a burly man, who grabbed her by
the throat and maltreated her. He de
manded money, and she tojd him she
did not have any, He then flung her
from htm arid hurried off. Half faint
ing and wtjh 'the blood flowing from
her lacerated hands and faco sha
reached home. The woods wero search
ed by a posse, and late on Saturday
night Joseph Do Year was captured.
He was identified by the girl, who
fainted nt sight of him. Yesterday af
ternoon he was arraigned behind closed
doors, as It kwns feared that the mob
would do him violence. He confessed
and was held for the grand Jury.
CAPTAIN MURPHY FINED.
Punished for Violating tho Neutrality
Kingston, Jamaica, Juno 9, Captain
Edward Murphy, of the steamship
Laurada, was fined $500 today for vio
lating tho foreign enlistment act.
Captain Murphy was under $1,600 ball
for his appearance In tho United States
District court at Wilmington, Del.,
charged with violating the neutrality
laws by engaging in a filibustering ex
pedition to Cuba. Ills case was called
before Judge Bradford, who ordered a
forfeiture of the bond, but gave the
captain's counsel until June 22 to file
reasons why tho order should not be
made eflectlve. It was said at that time
that Captain Murphy was in a hospital
at Kingston, Jamaica,
SUBJECT OF HATS.
Discussed at the Sessions of the German
Baptist Annual Meeting at
Frederick, Md., June 9. Today's ses
sion of the German Baptist annual
meeting was attended by 4,000 people.
When tho business of the regular ses
sion began, a numlier of queries from
tho various church districts were dis
cussed and acted upon. A query from
Northern Illinois as to tho restric
tions put upon tho sisters In the mat
ter of wearing hats, created much' dis
cussion. Tho sisters thought that they
should be allowed the same lat
itude In tho matter of wear
ing hats as Is accorded to
the brethren., They declared the men
are allowed to wear many of the styles
nnd fnshlons, while the women are
not, and they want the inconsistency
removed. In discussing the matter tho
brethrens thought, some of them, that
tho query asked for more latitude In
the matter of dress but others con
tended that a directly opposite effect
was Intended. Finally, uron motion
It was decided to leave the matter to
the committee for further considera
tion. Southeastern Kansas sent in a query
as to Sunday school treats and exhib
itions. The standing committee answered
that they did net object to Sunday
school presents but they do object to
making a public exhibition of such
presents. Tho word exhibition vae, on
motion, amended to display and tho
answer was adoptej. Tho question of
the use of tobacco was sent back to
the district from which it came on tho
ground that it had already been suf
ficiently onsvered. The fraternity Is
opposed to she use of tobacco. The
question of communion was referred
to a committee to report at next an
MORE SPANISH OUTRAGES.
Captured Cuban Women Distributed
Among Spnin's Army Officers.
Havana, June 9, via Key West. Tho
Spanish forces operating at Mantua,
Clmarrones, Tumba, and Santa Fe,
Pjnar del Rio province, on Sunday
brought about 300 women, children, and
paclflcos as prisoners to the town of
Dlmas, In the same province. Tho best
looking women wero distributed among
the officers of the garlson and the chil
dren wero sent to different houses of
Spaniards to be'employed as servants.
A duel took place between two Spanish
officers because both claimed the same
girl, a daughter of the Insurgent lead
er Malazon, named Felipa, 15 years old.
Ono of the combatants' was severely
At Carbonero, In the same province,
the Spanish forces of General Godoy
landed from the gunboat Almendares
and destroyed nil tho houses of tho
paclflcos, massacring forty persons,
among them women and children.
Somo of tho men and women were
brought to Havana.
WILL REDUCE THE COST OF STEEL.
The Claim Mado for n Western Man's
St. Louis, June 9. Richard King,
superintendent of steel works at Belle
ville, 111., has Invented and had patent
ed a now process for annealing cast
ings which It Is claimed will revolu
tionize tho Iron and steel industry.
Mr. 4?ing says with his process the
cost can be cut In two.
lion and steel men at Belleville think
his invention the most important In
tl'e history of Iron manufacturing.
King l'.us applied for letters patent In
all foreign countries where Iron Is man.
The Hcrnld's Weuthcr forecast.
Now York, June 10. In the middle states,
today, fair, warmer weather and fresh to
light northwesterly ana northerly winds
will ptovall, and In New England cloudy
to partly cloudy, slightly warmer weath
er and fresh northeasterly to northwest
erly winds procoded by rain, clearing by
tho afternoon. On Friday, fair, warmer
weather will prevail, with light to fiesh
varlablo w'lnds, (becoming northerly,
southerly and southeasterly nndifollowed
by showers dn tho western districts of
Furthering the Elelit-IIour Lnw.
Washington, ( D, C. June 9 Jules Ros-
endale. of Philadelphia, today saw Sena
tors Quay and Penroeo relatlvo to Penn
sylvania legislature house bill No. 341,
which provides for nn eight-hour day in
state work. The senators said that they
would urgo ttelr friends In the legislature
to support It.
Ruby Knten by lints.
Parkerstourg, W. A'a,, Juno 9. Mrs. Tan
ner gave birth to two babies In her humble
mountain home a short tlmo ago. Her
husband went to the mountains for a ug
of moonshine whisky to treat the neigh
bors with, and Mrs. Tanner went to sleep..
When sie awoke she found that ono of'
the babies hod been killed by rats.
West Point Grnduntc.
West Point. N. Y June 9. Among the
graduate at West Point Military academy
unonunced today was Edgar T. Collins, uf
PEACE IN THE EAST
Turkey Will Resist the Powers as Long
IS RELUCTANT TO YIELD TIIESSALY
Reports Clrculntcd to Inflnmo tlio
Mussulmans' Religious fanaticism.
Many Villages Hnvo Ucon Destroy
ed by Thorn.
Constantinople, June 9. It Is expect
ed that strong pressure will be needed
to overcome tho dcslstance of th'e Turk
ish government to the retrocession of
Thessaly. Reports that Great Britain
Is opposing Turkey's retention of Thes
saly on religious grounds are being cir
culated here with the view of exciting
Mussulman fanactlclsm. The powers
contend that, as they guarantee the In
tegrity of Turkey, the latter must re
spect the Integrity of others.
In a memorandum submitted to the
Turkish government the powers pro
pose that the crests of the mountains
on tho Greek frontier be occupied by
Turkish, Instead of Greek troops, and
also that tho Indemnity be in the pro
portion to the resources of Greece. It
Is further proposed to modify the capi
tulations or special privileges enjoyed
by Greek subjects In Turkey, with the
view of abolishing certain abuses
which have been tho subject of com
plaint upon the part of the Turks Tho
two latter questions will be intrusted
to a commission of experts and the
delimiting of the frontier will bo exe
cuted by an International military
It now rests with the Turkish gov
ernment as to whether peace will be
concluded speedily or not, and It Is be
lieved the sultan will resist as long as
The dispatch of attaches of the Brit
ish, Russian and Italian embassies to
Thessaly "with instructions to report
upon the situation there, Is duo to the
reports in circulation that tho Turkish
Irregulars have committed excesses in
Thessaly, where many villages are said
to have been destroyed by them.
RIVAL LOVERS USE KNIVES.
Two Young Men of Richmond Tight
Over a Widow in Her Presence.
Richmond, Va,, June 9. L. W. Fogg
and C. E. Kelly, two well known young
men, have been rivals for the hand of
Mrs. M. L. Call, a young widow, said
to be worth about $20,000. Sho was a
Miss Pearson, of Virginia, and married
a merchant of Kansas City, who left
her In comfortable circumstances.
Mr. Kelly for two or three years has
been marked in his attentions to Mrs.
Call, and It was understood that they
were engaged .to bo married. Kelly
was Indicted yesterday by the grand
Jury for grand larceny of funds In
trusted to. him. For some time he has
been attending to Mrs. Call's business
Complications over her property arose
and sho was forced to make her living
by engaging herself as companion to
Mrs. Bloomberg, tho mother of a
Of late Mr. Fogg has been quite at
tentive to Mis. Call, and it was thought
she was drifting from Kelly.
Day before yesterday Mrs. Call sum
moned the rivals to meet her at Mrs.
Gloomberg's residence, where certain
explanations were demanded. The men
got into an altercation and drew
knives. They began fighting and over
turned the furniture In their struggles.
Mrs. Bloomberg and Mrs. Call plead
ed with them to stop fighting.
Mrs. Call seUied one of the knives,
stood between tho men, and begged
Fogg not to kill Kelly. One of the men
was cut painfully. The affair will come
up in court tomorrow.
SCHLATTER MAY BE ALIVE.
A "Dlvino Healer" Who Resembles
Him Reaches Cleveland.
Cleveland, O., June 9. A man who
declares that he is Francis Schlatter,
tho alleged healer, who was reported
to havo starved to death in Mexico,
arrived in Cleveland today. With him
Is a man named Holland Berger, of
New York, who says they intend to
open an institute in this city.
It Is difficult to prove or disprove the
claim of tho alleged healer, because,
If he is Schlatter, ho has shaved his
beard, but there is certainly a strong
resemblance between his features and
some of tho published pictures of Sch
latter. He laughed when his attention was
directed to the starvation story, and
declared that he had been visiting his
mother at Bordeaux, a few miles from
LOVED AT 6; MARRIED AT H.
Tho Romnrlmblo Record of n Chicago
Chicago, 111., June 9. In lovo at sit
years, engaged at ten nnd married at
fourteen Is the pace sot by Hazel G.
Spauldlng. Sho is a charming little
Northslde public school girl, still in
her short frocks. She Is the bride of C.
Harrison Frost, marshal of tho Chi
cago Republican club.
Said Mr. Frost: "I met my bride
for tho first time when she was only
six years old. I was perfectly fas
clnutcd and I said to myself that ther
was my affinity. I think the feeling
was reciprocated instantly. When she
was ten years old wo became engaged.
I Intend to send my wife to school
for several years yet and develop her
tcmarkable talent for musld"
BIG DEAL IN COAL LANDS.
Property of East Tennessee Coal Co.
Sold to n Boston Syndicate.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., June 9. A deal has
Just been made which Involves tho
transfer of the greater part of East
Tennessee coal lands. The considera
tion Is to be between four find flvo mil
lion dollars. The mines and lands In
the Jellico Coal Creek, Popular Creek,
and Mlddlesboro, covering 100,000 acres,
are Included. These mines have a year
ly output of 2,500,000 tons of coal and
employ 3,500 men.
The company promoting the deal Is
tho Southern Jellico company, a Ten
nessee corporation, most of whose
stockholders are from Boston. Thoy
have succeeded practically in floating
an Issue of $5,000,000 of bonds In Eng
land, and the agent of the prospective
bond purchaser, Mr." A. Taylor, is now
on his way to this country to Inspect
the property and close tho deal.
Whether bonds are sold or not, how
over, tho property will change hands,
and the new company will mako ex
THE COAL TRUST ACTION.
No rormnl Adjournment by Rofcroo
of Proceedings Before Him.
Albany, June 9. The referee In the
so-called coal trust hearing, Walter E.
Wnrd, did not sit this morning, ns was
expected, for tho purpose of further ad
journing tho proceedings before him
until such time as Justice Chester de
cides the question of vacating tho or
Justice Chester's original order set
ting a date for yesterday's hearing also
adjourned the referee's hearing until
after his determination, but last week
Referee Ward sat and had a formal ad
journment until today. The attorney
general was a trifle indignant over this
move, and told Mr. Wnrd that there
was no need of a sitting today. Tho
referee receives $25 for each sitting.
THE CHEYENNE TROUBLE
A Fight with the Indians in Montana
Expected by Citizens Who
Know White Bull.
Miles City, Mont, Juno 9. Thero is
very little chance in the Indian situa
tion. The sheriff ought to reach the
reservation this morning. It Is thought
by citizens who know Chief White Bull
that he will not be taken alive. Threo
hundred determined men are trying to
arrest him, and the four companies of
soldiers on hand make matters very
complicated. A fight may occur at any
Orders havo been received by the
commanding officer at Fort Keogh
from the war department at Washing
ton to Inform Major Newell, who has
charge of the troops from Fort Keogh
to not return to the fort until further
advised. It was Major Newell's inten
tion to leave the reservation soon and
reach Keogh by the 15th. The orders
were immediately forwarded to Major
Newell by couriers on bicycles.
WARSHIP FOR OUR FISHERMEN.
Tlio Mnrblohcnd to Prevout Viola
tions of Fisheries Regulations.
Washington, Juno 9. Orders wero is
sued by the navy department today for
the crluser Marblehead,' which recent
ly captured the alleged filibuster
Dauntless, to proceed to Marblehead,
Mass., and thence to Cape Breton, Nova
Scotia, to prevent violations of the
Canadian fisheries regulations by
Complaints recently received by this
government indicate that considerable
trouble may be caused between Great
Britain and the United States if the
regulations are not observed with
greater care by fishermen from this
country. Tho Wilmington, now at
Jacksonville, will be ordered to relievo
the Marblehead at Key West.
NANCY E. CLEM DEAD.
Tried Five Times for Murder nnd
On co Sentenced to Bo Hanged.
Indianapolis, June 9. Mrs. Nancy
E. Clem Is drad. She was the central
figure in Indiana's most famous crim
inal case, was tried five times for mur
der, sentenced to hang twice and final
ly escaped on a technicality. She was
finally convicted of perjury and served
four years in the State Female refor
matory. Mrs. Clem was arrested and tried
for the murder, In 1RG8, of Jacob Young
and his wife, who were found dead
north of Indianapolis. Before h'er
death she said she was not guilty of
the murders. She was 65 years old.
Prof. Alvin G. Clark Hend.
Cambridge, Mass., June 9. Professor
Alvin G. Clark, tho famous telescope
lens manufacturer, died at his home hnro
today as tho result of a stroke of apo
plexy. His latest finished work, the mam
moth lenses for tho Yorkes telescope, was
shipped to Chicago a short time ago.
Cntight n Large Trout by Hand.
Hudson, Juno 9. Cecil Brussle, df Bhll
mont, caught on Monday the largest trout
ever captured In Columbia county, 'ltio
fish weighed 6-; pounds' and was 24 Inches
long. It tv as caught by hand In a hole
In a ravine, where it had become stalled.
Snow on Massachusetts Itosos.
Lynn, Mass., June 9. Thero was a slight
but well defined snow flurry shortly alter
noon today. Tho flakes quickly melted
after reaching the ground. It was tho
first snow ever recorded In this city In
the month of June.
New York, Juno 9. Arrived: Steamers
Koenteln Luiso, Bremen; NooTdland.
Antwerp. Arrived out: Zaandam, N,ow
York for Amsterdum; Lahn, New York
Big Mills Destroyed.
Carllnvlllo, 111., June 9. The St. Louts
Milling company's plant, owned by Bam
uel Cupples, of St. Louis, was dostroyed
by flro this afternoon. Loss, $100,000; In
THE NEWS THIS M0HNINU.
Weather Indications Today)
Silently Warmer; Variable Winds.
1 General Calhoun's Report on the Ruiz
Wlntersteen Case Nears the End.
Peaso Negotiations Delayed by tho
3 Sports Base Ball News and Gossip,
MaberSharkey Fight a Draw,
3 State Day's Work of tho Legislature.
Schultz iMurder Trial.
Amateur Base Ball,
5 Story "Tho Rehearsal of the' Now
0 Locoi-Mr. Crlttenton Speaks In Green
Medal of Honor Legion (Concluded).
7 Local Three Courts In Session.
Dunned for a Debt on His Death-Bed,
8 West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lactfawanna County News,
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial.
Congressman Amos Cum-
AN HONOR FOR SCRANT0N
Captain DeLacy Elected Senior
Next Mooting of thov Legion Will Ho
Hold in Burlington, Vt. --During
tlio Afternoon tho Visitors Went
to Glen Summit, Where Thoy
Wero Entcrtnluod--Banquct Last
Nicht in tho Hotel Jcrmyn.-Tlia
Now Commander Was Tonstmnstor.
Those Who Responded to Toasts.
CAPTAIN PATRICK DD LACY.
Tho New Senior Vlco Commander of tho
Medal of Honor Legion.
It was a busy day the members of the
Medal of Honor Legion spent yester
day. In the morning they held their
business meettnc In tho Board of
Trade assembly room: In the after
noon they enjoyed a trip t Glen Sum
mit and at night they were tendered
a banquet at the hotel Jermyn by the
citizens of the city.
At the morning session Congressman
Amos J. Cummlngs was elected com
mander to succeed General Nelson A.
Miles and Captain Patrick DeLacy
of this city was awarded the second
highest office in the legion .that of sen
No one was more surprised than was
Captain DeLacy over hrs selection. Ho
had not sought the honor and his com
rades carefully kept from him oven
the slightest intimation of the honor
they proposed to bestow. It was at
once a tribute to his popularity with
the members of the legion and a voto
of thanks for his untiring efforts to
make the Scrnnton convention enjoy
able and successful.
This morning the members of the le
gion will be taken over the boulevard
to Elmhurst wheio they will be the
guests of Colonel Schoonmaker and
in the afternoon most of them will
depart for their homes.
THE BUSINESS MEETING. '
The morning business session of tho
Legion began at 9.45 o'clock in the
board of trade rooms. Senior Vice
Commander Peck presided after a very
fervid prayer by tho ch'ap'aln, James
Miller. Tho meeting listened to D. B.
Atherton's announcements of events
arranged for the afternoon, evening
and today. Mr. Atherton appeared as
secretary of the Scranton executive
committee, vice Major J. W. Oakford,
who was called to New York city on
Senior Vice Commandor Peck rtatl
hi report which announseJ the deaths
during tho y(ear of Richard Stout, John
R. Wagner and John C. Robinson. Ho
referred to the Lcglon'a part In the
Inaugural parade. It was suggested by
htm that tlio members make use of tho
.Initials "M. II." after their signatures.
That tho president, secretary of war
and secretary of tho navy bo made ex
oftlclo members was another of Com
mander Peck's recommendations.
Adjutant Tweedlo reported 48 new
members since the previous meeting
and a total membership of S53. Thero
nro 31 members in th'e Legion second
class, tho eldest sons and daughters of
Messrs. Martin, Corliss and Betts
were appointed to consider the recom
mendations of tho vice commander.
Concerning a proposition to chnngo
the Legion's title a committee was ap
pointed at the Boston convention.
Their report, submitted by Hon. Amos
J. Cummlngs, was as follows:
CHANGE OF NAME.
To the Commander of tho Medal of Honor
Dear Sir: Tho commlttco appointed ut
tho seventh annual convention hold nt
Keneull Inll, Boston, Wednesday, Juno 17,
1890, to tako Into consideration tho changa
of tho namo of the order, huvo tho honor
to submit the following report:
The hao carefully considered the sub
Joct, they recognlro that It was deslrablo
In changing tho namo to get a name which
would express as briefly as possible that
this organization It composed of men who
have received from tho United States th
medal of honor for 'having most dis
tinguished themselves" by gallantry In bat
tle or heroism In the line of their profes
sion during any other war In which ths
United States has been or may bo here
utter ongaged." This organization Is not
limited to men who fought during the war
of the Rebellion.
It Is difficult to adopt a namo which Is
expressive of tho organization and at tho
same tlmo brief. And more dlfflcu'.t to
adopt one which will meet with univer
sal acceptance. After maturo reflection
and consideration with the single dcalro
to adept the beat, briefest, and most ex
prcttlsve name for tho organization, ,ons
which will havo character nnd dignity,
and not a name In too common upo for In-
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