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SORANTON, PAM FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE II, 1897.
Its Early Accomplishment
Is Favored by the
MAY URGE ACTION SOON
Significant Move in Connec
tion with Reciprocity.
Senator Frye, of JHnlnc, Member of
tho Scnnto Committee on Foreign
IlclntlonB, Gives n Few Hints Ko
enrdine tho X'osltion of President
JUny Do JMndo in tho Interest of tho
Treaty of Annexation in the Near
Washington, June 10. President Mc
Kinley Is strongly inclined to recom
mend the immediate conclusion of a
treaty of annexation with the Republic
of Hawaii. The circumstances which
might prevent the execution of the
plan are not very likely to occur and
the chances that the step will be actu
ally taken are said to be very strong.
President McKlnley Is considering the
advisability of sending a message to
congress on the subject before the closo
of the present extra session. Senator
Frye, of Maine, the ranking member
of the senate committee on foreign re
lations and one of the best Informed
members of the senate In regard to
Hawaiian matters, said this morning:
"There Is no doubt that the McKlnley
administration favors the anexatlon
of the Hawaiian Islands as a part of
the United States. I cannot confirm
my statement that the president is pre
paring a mesage on the subject, but it
Is possible that Mr. McKlnley will
transmit a message to congress at this
session urging the conclusion of a
treaty of annexation. I say it is pos
sible, but I cannot say it is certain.
One of the serious questions to be con
sidered Is whether annexation Is pos
sible of accomplishment at this time."
The statement of Senator Davis,
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations, was not so broad. In answer
to a question he said: "I have no offi
cial knowledge that the president will
recommend Hawaiian annexation this
A RELIABLE SOURCE.
The statement of the president's pol
icy was. made last evening by a senator
who stands high with the administra
tion. HIi remarks referred incidental
ly to the recent actions of Senators
Davis and Frye aa confirming the
statement of the president's pl.ms re
garding Hawaii. A few days ago Mr.
Davis Introduced nn amniiinnt to the
tariff bill reaffirming tha Hawaiian
mis.riierclal treaty of 1S76. on which the
finance committee had withheld action.
The source of the amendment caused a
Mile surprise, but it is explained by
Hcnator Davis's knowlelge of the ad
ministration's plans a"it his desire- to
pMmptly avert any cause of offense to
Hawaii which might retard a move
ment for annexation.
Senator Fiye has always been active
in behalf of a cl so ccn r.'eiclal union
with Huwnli. and he is an advocate
of nrmevaticn. In the ccucus of Re
publican senators on the tariff bill on
Tuesday Mr. Frye argued against ab
rogation or modification of the Hawaii
an treaty. In speaking of his action
this morning, ho would not deny that
his activity in behalf of the treaty
was due to a desire to make the ad
ministration's way clear for annexa
tion. He ulso believes, as he told the
senators in caucus, that modification
of the treaty would be a violation of
the agreement by which Pearl Harbor
waa ceded to the United States.
TERRELL MUST SERVE HIS TERM.
Tho Oklnliomn t'oliticimi Will Retire
to Prison for Twelve Yenrs.
Perry, Oklahoma, Juno 10. The Su
preme court has decided that Ira N.
Terrell, Populist and member1 of the
First Oklahoma legislature, must
spend twelve years In the penitentiary
for murder. Terrell was noted as the
fighting legislator, and often when on
the floor of the legislature In session
he handled his revolver to carry his
During a land contest at Gutherle
he killed William Embree and was sen
tenced to be hanged. He obtained a
new trial and was then sentenced to
twelve years In the penitentiary.
A few months oo his lawyer at
tempted to free him on tho grounds of
insanity apd that Terrell had Invented
a muchlne to destroy tornadoes. Tho
last effort was made on the ground
that Terrell was not tried In the proper
court. All these points were overruled
and Terrell must serve out his sen
tence. J.000,000 ACRES OF COFFEE LAND.
Chicngo nntl Milwaukee Men lUnko n
Lurge Investment in Mexico.
Mexico City, June M. A syn llcate of
Chicago and Milwaukee capitalists has
Jut bought 3,000.000 acr.'s of coffee
land In tho territory of Teplc. The
land In nil in oivi tract and the price
paid wus $600,000 in Mexican silver.
The district 1 west of the mountains
about seventy-five miles from the Pac
ific ocean, on tho railroad running to
the port of San Blas, state of JalUco.
JAIL-INSTEAD OF A TRIP.
A Young Bridegroom's Pinn of Coun
terfeiting Lands II I in lu Jnll.
Atlanta, Oa., June 10. Stony Keel, a
young farmer from Newton county,
was sentenced today by the federal
court to three years imprisonment in
the Ohio penitentiary on the charge of
counterfeiting silver coins. When tho
verdict was pronounced Keel grew palo
and his bride of three months wept.
She and her husband were about to
start on their wedding tour when the
husband was arrested. Keel decided
that it would be a fine thing to take a
bridal trip, and seeing no other way to
raise the money he invented a scheme
of free conago for himself, using his
mother's old silverware to make the
money. He paid his first bills after
marriage with this bogus money, and It
led to his arrest before he had started
on his trip.
REPRIEVE FOR DURRANT.
Tho California Cut-Thront Liable to
Die of Old Arc.
San Francisco, June 10. Theodore
Durrant, the murder of Blanche La
ment, will be reprieved today by Gov
ernor Budd In order to settle the ques
tion of the right of the Federal courts
to interfere In the execution of a sen
tence Imposed by the state court. He
has nanid July 9 aa the day upon which
the sentence shall be carried out.
The object of the reprieve is to avoid
the necessity of resentencing the con
victed man. If the position taken by
the governor be supported by the
state supreme court the sentence will
be carried out on July 9, Just as it
would have been tomorrow but for the
habeas corpus proceedings.
Tho position taken by the governor
Is that the habeas corpus proceedings
and the appeal Incident to the denial
of the writ sued out by Durrant's at
torneys do not act as a Btay. In other
words, he desires the supreme court
to pass upon the opinion rendered by
Attorney-General Fitzgerald, holding
that the proceedings do not constitute
Estimate of the Production In the United
Slates for tbe Year 1896 The De
crease In tbe Pennsylvania Output.
Washington, June 10. The compila
tion of the statistics of coal production
in tho United States in 1896, which has
Just been completed by Statlstlcan E.
W. Park, of the United States geologi
cal survey, shows that the product in
1896 was 190,639,959 short tons, valued at
1193,557,649, against 193,117,530 short
tons, valued at J197.799.043 in 1895, a de
crease of 2,477,571 short tons in amount
and of $2,241,394 in value. The decrease
in product was entirely in that of
Pennsylvania anthracite. The output
of bituminous coal shows an increase
of about one and three-quarters million
tons. The anthracite product of Penn
sylvania decreased nearly four and a
quarter million tons. It is a notable
feature, however, that there was a de
crease in the value of tho bituminous
1 roduct of over l,600,000,notwlthstand
lng the Increased output and that there
was a comparative increase in the
value of anthracite, although on ac
count of the smaller production it did
not equal the value of 1895.
The average price obtained for an
thracite at the mines Increased from
$1.41 in 1895 to $1.51 in 1896. The aver
age .price for bituminous declined from
86 cents to 83 cents.
Among the important bituminous
coal producing states, Pennsylvania of
course stands first, with an output of
nearly 60,000,000 tons. Illinois is an
easy second with nearly 20,000,000 tons.
The race between Ohio and West Vir
ginia was very close in 1896, there be
ing but a thousand tons difference and
the output of each nearly 13,000 000
tons. These four states yield about 70
per cent, of the total bituminous pro
duction. Pennsylvania's bituminous
product was a little more than a mil
lion tons 1ps3 than lit MB. Ohio lost
480,000 tons. West Virginia, imuvased
her output about l.fiOOOV) tons and Il
linois about 2,000,000 tons. The other
important states showing: increased
production were Alabama, Arkansas,
Colorado, Indian Territory, Kentucky,
Maryland, and Texas, whit Indiana.
Kansas, Missouri, Moiuaim, :.'cw Mex
ico, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wash
ington and Wyoming showed decreas.
ed production. West Virginia had the
most Important Increase among the
Appalachian states. Illlnoli in the
middle west and Colorado was the only
state in thV Rocky mountain region
whose production Increased. The total
pioductlon of coal In the United States
in 1896, was 190.639,959 tons, valued at
tho mines at $195,657,549. Of this total
Pennsylvania produced 49,101,148 tons
of bituminous valued at $35,024,918 and
53,771,890 tons of anthracite, valued at
It Is Now Believed thai Turkoy Will
Givo Up Thcssnly.
Constantinople, June 9. (Delayed in
transmission) Since yesterday's con
ference between the Ambassadors of
the powers and Tewflk Pasha, the
Turkish minister for foreign affairs,
the Ottoman officials have been more
conciliatory on the subject of Thes
saly, and It is now believed that Tur
key will yield that point and agree to
withdraw her troops. This chango of
front Is said to be due to counsel from
Athens, Juno 10. The government
has protested to the powers against
the continued massing of Turkish
troops in Thessaly and the hindrances
placed by Turkey to navigation in the
gulf of Ambrocla as violations of the
Slnttory Committed Suicide.
Bradford, Fa., Juno 10, Daniel J. flat
tery, tho Erie railroad supervisor, who
mysteriously disappeared on May 28,
committed suicide by Jumping Into the
Ohio river at Bellalre, O,, the following
daly. The fact has Just come to light
through a mark and number on the shoes
worn by Slottery,
Sundny Hall Plnying Unlawful.
Rochester, N. Y., Juno" 10. Justice Davy
thin afternoon Instructed tho grand Jury
to the effect that Hunday ball playing Is
against the law and that it la their duty
If they find violation of tho luw to pre
Tho Cznr'i Second Daughter.
St. Petersburg, June 10. The czarina
wag delivered of a daughter at the Peter
hof, at noon today, The first ohlld of tho
czar, born November 3, Jk9J, is also
daughter, the CI rand Duchess Olga.
ON SUGAR SCHEDULE
It Comes on Abruptly In tbe Upper
NO DRAMATIC INCIDENTS DEVELOPED
Spectators Lapse, Into a Stato of In
difference nt a Rchcarsnl of the
Technical Details Mr. Tillman
Mnkos n Lively Speech In I'nvor of
an Export llouuly on Agricultural
Washington, June 10. Tho long de
ferred debate on the sugar schedule
of the tat Iff bill came on abruptly at
1 o'clock today, after the senate' hlad
disposed of the cereals In th'e agricul
tural schedule. The interest In tho su
gar schedule had been whetted for
weeks, and aside from the fact that
moro revenue Is derived from sugar
than from nny other article, there was
the added Interest due to the sensa
tional charges made of late, within and
without the senate concerning irregu
larities in connection with the progress
of the schedule. But the debate failed
to develop any dramatic incidents.
Senators and spectators soon lapsed
into a state of Indifference as the
speeches dealt with a labyrinth of
technical details, of vital interest to
the sugar refiner and expert, but not
to the general public. Mr. JonPS (Ar
kansas) opened the debate to some ex
tent answering Mr. Aldrlch's statement
on the sugar schedule. It was argu
mentative and lacking in nny severe
denunciatory features. Th'e senator
held that the rates proposed gave the
refiners an excessive differential and
pointed out how they had thrived on
the differential of the present law.
Mr. Vest severely criticised the sugar
trust and argued that the rates were
a further tribute to its vast resource3.
Mr. Caftrey (Louisiana), also oppos
ed the schedule as a whole.
NO FINAL ACTION TAKEN.
No final action was taken on any
feature of the schedule further than
the withdrawal of the original senate
committee amendments. This leaves
the house provisions of the bill, with
an amendment increasing the house
differential from S75-1000 to 93-100 cents
per pound. The provisions relating to
the Hawaiian islands went over by
Early in the day Mr. Tillman (South
Carolina) made a lively speech In fa
vor of the amendment giving an ex
port bounty on agricultural products.
He took occasion In this connection to
criticise h'la Democratic associates who
were giving a strict and literal con
struction to the Democratic doctrine
of a tax for revenue only. The bounty
amendment waa defeated,. 10 to 53.
TARRED AND FEATHERED THEM.
Two Mon Turned Out of IJuttc,
Mont., for tho City's Good.
Butte, Mon., June 10. Charles Chad
wlck, a railroad engineer, and Frank
Sparks, a young man of the town,
charged with ruining young girls, were
taken to the outskirts of the city by
citizens of Missoula last night and re
ceived a coat of tar and feathers.
Chadwlck and Sparks were arrested
several weeks ago, but recently were
released on bail. No sooner were they
at liberty again than they resumed the
practices for which they had been ar
rested. Last night a committee of citizens
was formed nnd a woman was Induced
to send a note to the men making an
appointment. The men fell Into th'e
trap and several dozen masked per
sons fell upon them, and, after strip
ping them, covered them with tar and
feathers and then rolled them In the
sand. They were warned not to return
to the city.
WOMEN SURPRISE THE MEN.
Lords of Creation Dcmnnd Itcform
from n Petticoat Government.
Topeka, Kan., June 10. The men and
women of Jamestown, are exercised
over a peculiar condition of local af
fairs. At the spring election the wom
en organized, placed women candi
dates for mayor and the council in tha
field, and won the contest. Since tho
election a saloon has been opened, cock
fights are frequent and crap-shooting
and poker-playlng flourish.
The men demand reform, and will
call a public meeting to decry this
seeming surrender to the law-defjlnff
SHOT WITH A SOAP CARTRIDGE.
Latest Case of a Boy AVho Didn't
' Know It Was Londcd.
New York-, June 10. Edward Alll
ger, 13 years old, of Bathgate avenue,
shot his sister Rose, 16 years old, this
afternoon, with a pistol which he sup
posed was not loaded. He met Rose
In the hall of their honje and play
fully commanded her to halt, but sho
laughed and ran away.
Then he pulled the trigger and Rose
fell to tho floor, screaming with pain.
The pistol had been loaded with a
blank cartridge, filled with soap and
the contents entered the girl's leg,
causing a painful wound.
MINER DROPPED A CANDLE,
It Set Firo to a Sulphur Deposit, nnd
Two Mines Are Now Ablaze.
Gunnison, Col., June 10. Lato yes
terday afternoon a large body of sul
phur In the Vulcan mlnq caught fire
by a miner dropping a candle, and a
furious fire Is now raging- underground.
Smoko la also spreading to tho Mnm
moth mlno chimney, 400 feet away,
and the men have been compelled to
stop work. No one knows th'e extent
of tho sulphur body, and It may burn
for an unlimited time. Tho two mines
are gold producers, and are among tho
most valuable in Gunnison county,
$16,000 WORTH OF FUN.
That Is Wlwit It Cost Johu D. Arch
bold at n University Mooting.
Syracuse, June 10, John D. Arch
bold, of New York, the Standard Oil
magnate, Is president of the board of
trustees of Syracuse university, and tho
college is one of his hobbles. Ho has
given many thousands of dollars with
in tho last five years, and the pollego
boys all take oft their hats ito him
because he built them one of the fin
est athletic fields in the country. In
tho annual trustee meeting yesterday
the other trustees had a lot of fun at
Mr, Archbold's expense, and before the
millionaire got out of the room his af
ternoon's sport had cost him over $16,
000, He started the subscriptions to
pay off the university's deficiency with
a subscription of $7,000, and rthen, when
the money began to come In slowly,
he made the announcement that ho
would duplicate every dollar given af
Then some of the other wealthy trus
tees started In to have some fun with
the oil king. E. F. Holden, of this city,
subscribed $2,000 for himself and $1,
000 and $500 for three or four of his
children, and then Tdeodoro Irwin, of
Oswego, and William II. Rowe, of Troy,
followed suit with $1,000 each. When
Mr. Archbold figured up he found that
ho was out over $16,000, and when a
Methodist minister started "Praise
God, From Whom All Blessings Flow,"
the Standard oil magnate Joined in
with a big smile on his face, aa If
he were having the best kind of a
STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
Vast Amount of Damage DooeRailroad
Traffic Interfered With Factor-
ies Compelled to Suspend.
Boston, June 10. New England was
visited by a storm laBt night which,
from the amount of damage done, has
become one of the worst in many years,
although according to official records,
the actual amount of rain was not un
usual. The railroads suffered most
severely, particularly the Boston and
Maine and Its branches in New Hamp
shire. AVrecks occured at Exeter and
Seabrook. Traffic between Boston and
tho north and east was greatly imped
ed. At Dover, N. H., the Cocheco
mills were compelled to suspend op
erations and at Amesbury, Mass.,
work In the carriage factories was im
peded by flooded cellars.
The Connecticut river swept away
the dam of the Warner Manufacturing
company at Greenfield and caused oth
Considerable damage to crops Is also
reported from some sections.
LYNCHERS ON THE WARPATH.
Tliey Expect to Hung Two Negroes
Who Assniled n Little Girl.
Louisville, Ky., June 10. A special
from Montgomery, Ala., says: Governor
Johnston received a telegram this
morning from Sheriff Fulghom, of
Huntsvllle, Ala, stating that a mob of
200 men had captured a freight train
at Decatur last night and started to
Huntsvllle to lynch the two Decatur
negroes, Lewis Moore and Claude Ne
ville, who are charged with criminally
assaulting Nellie Lawton, white, aged
13, and'sent to Huntsvllle for safe keep
ing. The train was side-tracked at
Governor Johnston ordered the
Huntsvllle company to report to the
sheriff under arms to protect the Jail
from any mob. Two thousand rounds
of ammunition -was ordered sent from
Birmingham on the noon train and the
governor has telegraphed the colonel
of the second regiment to hold one of
the Birmingham companies In readi
ness to go to Huntsvllle at a moment's
notice. At 11 o'clock Governor John
ston wired the sheriff to protect the
prisoners at all hazards and he would
give him all the troops necessary.
Atlanta, Ga., June 10. A special from
Birmingham, says that the Decatur
mob bound for Huntsvllle, after being
tide tracked at Green Brier, got tired
of waiting there and walked back to
Decatur In disgust. The troops are on
guard at Huntsvllle.
DON'T WANT Q. A. R. MEN.
Confederate Veterans ofNow Orleans
Object to Joint Reunions.
New Orleans, June 10. At a meet
ing last night of the Association of
the Army of Tennessee, the largest
Confederate veterans' association In
Louisiana, a letter was read from tho
Pelham camp of Confederate veterans
of Annlston, Ala., In opposition to
any invitation to the Grand Army men
to take part In the annual reunion,
particularly when the meeting is for
the purpose or decorating tho tombs
of the Confederates.
The Louisiana association of the Ar
my of the Tennessee approved a centl
ment of Pelham camp, nnd objected to
the invitation to the Grand, Army of
the Republic as hypocrisy and gush.
There was only one dissenting vote.
Report on tho Nicarngu Cunnl.
Washington, June 10. Hon, Arthur Sew
all, late Democratic candidate for the
vies presidency, urrlved In Washington
today pn route to his home in Maine. Mr.
Sewall recently hus spent somo time In
Investigating tho respective claims of tho
Nicaragua and Pan Amorlcan canal. lo
day he was In conference with Demo
cratic senators and expressed his opin
ion as to which route was the most feas
ible. Gold Bricks Seized.
Washington, June 10. Tho customs in
spector nt Ogdensburg, N. Y has report
ed to tho treasury department tho seiz
ure of two spurious gold bricks found In
a trunk which arrived there five days ago
from Monistown, N. Y. The owner of
the trunk and bricks is supposed to have
been on tho same train but mode his es
cape. Suicide of Philip Iloilly.
St. Paul, Minn., Juno 10. Philip Kellly,
president of tho John Martin Lumber
company, and vice president of tho Bt.
Paul National bank, committed suicide
today by, shooting. No reason Is known
except continued Ill-health. Mr. Kellly
was 58 years of age and came here many
years ago from West Virginia,
Shoemaker's Gun for Tramps.
Bristol, Pa,, June 10. 'After a shoemaker
In this town had today driven oft with a
shotgun a band of tramps that raided his
shop, the wholo gang was capturcd'by the
police and locked up,
Jlogui Chock nnd Thou Death.
Washington, D. C, June 10. Oeorga Wi
Morlow, of Sllgo, Md., committed BulcMe
today. He gave a. bogus check last week
to a grocer, who Issued ft warrant for his
LAST CHAPTER OF
Tbe Testimony All In at 10 o'clock
CLOSING ARQUMENTS ARE MADE
Attorneys for tho Defense, Hold thnt
Wlntersteen Could Hnvo Had No
Motive for tho Alleged Crlmc--Thcy
Arc Especially Bitter in Denuncia
tion of ClillKnorr nnd Sallle Gast.
Bloomsburg, Juno 10. By 10 o'clock
this morning all of the testimony In
tho Wlnterrteen trial was in.
Mrs. Samfiel Knorr, Clifton Knorrs
stepmother was on the stand yester
day. She J ontradlcted the testimony
of Dora Moharter, and then started to
Interrogate Mr. Shieds, Mr. Graham,
and finally Judge Ermentrout. Unsuc
cessful In this, Mrs. Knorr informed
ATTORN13Y FRED T. lKELEIt,
Leading Counsel for Wlntersteen.
the attorneys for the defence that she
would like to answer a few questions
about the "honorable gentleman who
thought so much about her husband,"
referring to Wlntersteen. She conclud
ed by declaring that Mr. Shields did
not want to get at the truth in the
Miss Elizabeth Jacoby, a clerk in the
Bloomsburg postofllce, testified that
within the last six years Dora Mo
harter had received more than fifty
letters addressed In Wlntersteen's
handwriting. This, despite the fact
that both the defendant and Dora as
serted on the stand that only two let
ters were written.
Nearly all of rthe morning and the
greater portion of the afternoon was
consumed by persons who swore that
T. f. Hayman, J. R. Phlllppl and Mrs.
Phlllppl, three of the defence's most
Important witnesses, could not be be
lieved on oath, and that Sallle Gast,
with whom Knorr lived, could.
The closing speeches in tho case
were made this afternoon. After Mr.
Scarlet had finished Fred Ikeler and J,
II. Jacobs followed. Ikeler made a
very strong and eloquent plea. Both
these 'awyers bitterly assailed the
characters of Knorr and Sally Cast,
Jocobs In particular, denounced the
woman. Ikeler argued that thois was
no motive for Wlntersteen to comnvt
the crime, as Waller was not active in
the prosecution of the equity suit, and
that even If he was out of the way,
a dozen abler men would have sprung
gladly 'to fill the place. Wlntersteen,
being a liwyer, the speaker said, knew
this. Jacobs said that Wlntersteen
haddone many Indiscreet things, but
that indiscretion should not be a suffi
cient cause to convict him of murder.
He acknowledged that Wlntersteen had
made threats, but he argued that a
man who makes threats openly and
unguardedly aa the defendant had
done, never means any harm. The
man who has murder in his heart,
council continued, generally stlffles his
threats. He compared the threats of
Wlntersteen to the barking of a large
dog behind a fence and he would never
Jacobs said that a man as shrewd as
Wlntersteen would have known better
than to plan a murer on the porch of
a hotel In Wllkes-Barre where he was
well known, and the murder to take
place the next day.
Both speakers made much of the
statement that Wlntersteen had never
registered upder a false name. Tomor
row morning the district attorney will
make the closing speech for the prose
cution, and the Jury will be charged
TRIED TO KILL A YOUNO WOMAN.
Miss Ida Lnthrop Found Hound and
Fnst In Conl Bin in Lisbon, N. II.
Lisbon, N. H., June 10. Ida Lathrop,
a young woman in the employ of
Brummer & Co.'s tailoring establish
ment, was found at 8 o'clock this morn
ing unconscious in tho coal bin In the
cellar of the establishment.
She was bound hand and foot and
her head was bruised and swollen, hav
ing evidently been beaten with a club.
She was last seen before the attempted
murder when she left her hoarding
house to go to the establishment to
get a pair of scissors. Carl Brummer
found her and gave the alarm.
The doctors fear that she cannot live.
One of the employes disappeared on
Tuesday night and has not since been
seen. A general alarm has been sent
throughout the country for his appre
hension. Joseph Norton, Joseph Cata
wlscl, Conrad and Carl Brummer have
been held by the county solicitor.
FAMINE IN CHINA.
Starvation and Disoaso Carrying Off
Hundreds in Somo District!.
Vancouver, B. C June 10. Advices
by the steamer Empress of Japan says
the famine north and wt of Bzechuan
Is causing many deaths. A traSfler
who has Just returned from there re
ports having seen number of dead
bodies lying unattended to, In one
large town half tho population had
perished from starvation and tho fever
that follo'vs in its wa'c?.
Tho government has bent 120,000 plo-
ules of rico by way of relief, but grain
cannot be got to tho sufferers in somo
places, owing to swollen rivers. Along
the route to smaller towns numbers
of bo'dlcs lay decomposing, while the
sky was black with vultures. Small
pox is prevalent in Tooghe. Smallpox
and other diseases are almost epidem
ic In Ttoklo, while 200 moro coses of
black plague aro reported front Talho
ku and Tal-Won, In Formosa,
THE SPANISH MISSION.
General Cox of Ohio Has Declined to
Aocopt the Post.
Cincinnati, Juno 10. A Commercial
Tribune reporter saw General Jacob
D. Cox last night and asked him: "Aro
you going to accept tho offer of ap
pointment as minister from tho United
States to Spain?"
General Cox answered promptly: "I
am not." He said that he had received
no official notice of this offer, but had
been seml-officlally informed, that it
would be made if he desired the place.
He thanked President MoKlnley for
the compliment and gave his reasons
for declining. His principal reasons
are that he has for several years been
engaged In literary work that will take
some years to complete, and he cannot
afford to abandon It. Furthermore,
the position offered Imposes great re
sponsibilities and labor at this time.
General Cox has been offered a profes
sorship In the law department of Cin
cinnati university, which ho will de
cline for the same reasons.
WORK OE THF CYCLONE.
Several Persons Are Killed Near Mason
City., la.. ..Reports of Dis
Mason City, Iowa, Juno 10. At CIO
o'clock tonlcrht n cyclone struck north
west of Lyle, Minn., taking a uouth
eaoterly course. Several people are re
ported killed and injured. Houses nnd
other buildings in its courep were torn
up and the territory Is now bare.
Minneapolis, Minn., June 10. A spec
ial from Osage, Iowa, confirms the re
port of the cyclone and say3 six per
sons wero killed and a number injured.
A special train w 111 take surgeons from
Chicago, June 10. AH railway lines
running In the vicinity of the track
of the storm report telegraph poles
blown down and other damage done.
A railroad operator at Mason City re
ported at midnight that twenty houses
were demolished In Lyle, one man
killed outright and twenty others In
jured. It Is believed that much dam
age was done in the country around
Lyle, there being all sorts of rumors of
heavy loss of life. Owing to the dam
age to telegraph lines, definite infor
mation was lacking. A special train
with surgeons, linemen and workmen
was sent to Lyle from Waterloo, within
one hour after the storm.
PESSIMISTIC ENQLISH OPINION.
The "Pall Mnll Gazotto" Socs Amer
ican A flairs as Through a Glass.
London, June 10. The "Pall Mall
Gazette" this afternoon publishes a
long editorial on the business and po
litical outlook in America during the
course of which it says that no one
but the most optimistic American can
see anything satisfactory or hopeful
Continuing the "Pall Mall Gazette"
criticises President McKlnley, who.
It says. "Instead of playing the part of
president, has been satisfied with the
role of a party man. President Mc
Klnley's efforts for International bi
metallism! are futile. If he Is not
aware of this, he shows a depth of ig
norance to which Presidents of the
United States seldom descend."
Wcylor't Political Exiles.
Havana, June 10. Captain General Wey
ler Is personally Inquiring Into tho charges
which have resulted In tho expulsion of
many political leaders and Is extending
to a majority what his press censor, now
Lieutenant Colonel Bazan, call "a gener
GrcntcrNow York's Fnt Ofllco,
New York, June 10. Under the new law
the fees of th sheriffs' Office are about
$120,000 per annum, and after January 1
next the office will be worth about T72.O0O
a year to the sheriff.
Spanish Prisoner Pardoned.
Havana, June 10. A cable message was
received today from tho queen regent
granting a pardon to Jose Carabre, who
was sentenced to be shot this morning.
Negotiations for n Treaty.
Madrid, June 10. El HeraMo announces
that negotiations for a treaty of com
merce between Spain and1 th United
States have reached an advanced stagt.
Constantinople, Jnne 10. A largo num
ber of Moslems have been arrested for a
plot to mcrsacre Armenians at Haskeny.
Plymouth, Juno 10. Arrived: Normanla,
Nw York for Hamburg. Hamburg Ar
jlved: Pennsylvania, New York.
THE NEWS THIS MOKNINd.
Weather Indications Today)
Fair; Slightly Warmer,
1 General Annexation of Hawaii Is Pre
Sensation In Naval Circles.
Senate Debates tiugar Schedule,
Closing Scenes In the Wlntersteen
2 Sports Scrantpn Meets Defeat at Ro
Eastern, National and Atlantic League
3 State Senators Prevent Business by
Comments of tho Press,
5 Story "The Rehearsal of tho Now
6 Local Criminal Trial List for Juno
Term of Court. '
Row In Councils Over Telephone Or
dinance. Trained Nurses Receive Diplomas.
7 Local First of Mr. Crlttenton'e Cen
tral City Meetings.
8 West Sldo and City Suburban.
9 'Lackawanna Ccunty NcUs,
10 Neighboring County Noil's.
, Financial and Cummerclitl.
Sensation in Naval Cir
cles Over the Depart
ure of the New York.
ORDEltS GIVEN IN CIPHER:
Destination of the Vessel May
Tho United Stntos Crulsor Now Yorlt
Ordered to Movo Out on tho High
Sens Under Circumstances that In
dlcato that an Important Mission Is
Hoforo It Tho Sudden Dopnrturo
in Obedience to a Washington Des
patch. Boston, June 10. Tho navy yard offl.
cials at 2 o'clock this afternoon
nounced that tho United States crui
ser New York will sail from tills har
bor between 3 and i o'clock this after
noon under sealed orders.
It is reported that a cipher dispatch
from Washington was received on
board tho New York this morning,
the nature of which is not disclosed.
This fact and tho announcement of
the sudden departure of the vessel
caused a sensation in naval circles
Two Freight Trains Moot on n Curve
on tho Illinois Central.
Nashville, Tenn., June 10. A special
to the Banner, Bradford, Tenn., says:
. A serious railroad wreck occured at
this place at 6:15 a. m., to day. Two
Illlnlos Central freight trains in oppo
site directions crashed Into each other
at a slight curve Just at the end of
town and about four hundred yards
from the depot. It Is Impossible at
present to learn the full extent of the
damage done. All of the Injured wero
taken to the hotels and a special train
arrived from Jackson at 8:45 o'clock
with medical aid. It is said that at
least three and perhaps more are under
the now burning ruins of the train. Ed.
Benz, engineer, collar bone and shoul
der broken and Jim North cut, both legs
broken and arm broken, are fatally
hurt. Three others are seriously la
jujd. , ,
Miss Loonn Goodman Shot by a Man
Little Rock, Ark., June 10. Miss
Leona Goodman was killed at Rover,
Ark., last night. Tho Yell county nor
mal Is being held at that place and a,
large number of teachers are in at
tendance. Last night a party of young
ladles and gentlemen were out serenad
ing and went to a house where a young:
teacher named Llpp was stopping.
When awakened by the serenading
party, Llpp deliberating fired a pistol
shot into the serenaders. The bullet
struck Miss Goodman in tho neck,
causing Instant death. Tho murderer
was arrested and spirited away to
Danville by the officers who feared that
an attempt would be made by the ex
cited people to lynch him.
Officers Elected nt the ntcnninl JUecN
lug at Mansfield.
Mansfield, O., June 10. The 38th bi
ennial Lutheran general synod for
mally convened In the First Lutheran
church at 9 o'clock this morning. Tho
following officers were elected: Rev.
Dr. M. W. Hamma, Altoona, Pa., pres
ident; Rev. Dr. William S. Freas, York,
Pa., secretary; Louis Mars, Cincinnati,
President-elect Hamma was escorted
to the chair by the retiring president.
Dr. H. L. Baugher. In a short speech
he thanked the synod for the honor
conferred upon him after which tho
synod took a recess until afternoon.
HOUSTON'S HALP.BREED SON.
Ho Is Under Sentence to Ito Hanged,
Kll'orts to Snvo Him.
Perry, Oklahoma, June 10. Ross
Bcnge, a half-blood Cherokee Indian,
ton of Governor Sam Houston, tho
noted Texan, will bo hanged on July
9 for murder committed some month's)
since. Bengo Is prominent In Ms tribe,
and a great effort Is being made to
save him. His brother, George AV.
Benge, Cherokee Indian representative:
at Washington, will uppcnl to the pres
ident in his behalf. Benge killed Hick
Murder in the I'irst Degree.
Brldgapo'rt, Conn., June 10. The Jury In
tho case of Gulaeppa Fuda, charged with
tho murder of his wife. In Bast Norwolk,
on tha night of Ferbuary 17, brought In a
verdict today of murder In the first de
gree. Convcnton of Brewers.
Buffalo, June 10. The convention of tho
brewers of the United States closed this
afternoon. Ct William Bernr, of Phila
delphia, was elected president.
The Hcrnld's Weather Forecast.
New York, Juno 11, In the mlddlo
states and Now England today, tha
weather will bo clear and considerably
warmer, preceded by cloudiness on tho
New England coast, with fresh to light
southwesterly and westerly winds, shift
ing In this section to southerly, followed
by a wurm wave with maximum of SO
degrees In tho southern and western dlsy
trlcts. On Saturday, lu both thenM sec
tions, fair, warmer weather anvresh
southerly winds will prevail wtLVnaxi-
mum temperatures .above SO jCVees In
this section, followed by ralnr the lake,
region and southward.
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