Newspaper Page Text
SST" ' iSSffll z-8 V i 1
SOItANTON, PA., SATUHDAY MOltNJLNGr, JUNE lli. 1897.
ci. um je, luti y if IL ITrMfTTTHfnilr1nrfflfirTMTii iHWA dsfvnL j VBtVlTJa' "ttt flB' LIHI mjKrj iHksW. jtLsm 4Hh ksWrksW. X . MkW liH m B
ssiiMlS. C I UUUU , J
.Senate Committee Agrees
to Ignore Sugar Inves
A TEST VOTE ON SUGAR
Results in Adoption of Repub
lican Caucus Amendment.
The Vote Is 32 Yens nnd 30 Nnys.
Silver Republicans nntl Populists
Divfdo Their Strctmtli--Tho Main
Speech oT the Day Is Delivered by
Mr. Allison, Who Has Chnrgo of the
IMU--First PnrngrnphNot Disposed
01 at Time of Adjournment.
"Washington, Juno 11. Tho members
of the committee on contingent ex
penses of the senate have agreed to
report adversely the Tillman resolution
for an Investigation of the alleged
speculations In sugar.
It is not known when the report will
be made to the senate.
The first test vote on the susar
schedule was taken In the senate late
today, resulting In the adoption) of the
Republican caucus amendment chang
ing tho house rate to J 1.95 per pound by
the close vote of yeas 32, nays 30. Tho
atrirmatlve vote was made up of 29
Republicans, one Democrat, McEnery,
of Louisiana; one silver Republican,
Jones, of Nevada, and one Populist,
Stewart, Nevada. The negative vote
was made up of twenty-live Demo
crats, three Populists and two silver
Republicans. It was the closest vote
thus far taken on an Issue of Import
ance and was accepted as showing that
any amendment having the sanction of
the caucus was assured of adoption.
THE MAIN SPEECH.
Tho vote was taken after a day spent
In speeches on the effect of the sugar
schedule. The main speech of tho day
came from Mr. Allison, in charge of tho
bill, and was In tho nature of an an
swer to the charges m'ade against tho
sugar schedule as a whole and a de
fense of it. Mr. Gorman, spoke agalnBt
the schedule and the entire bill point
ing out that Us effect was to bufilen
the people without opening up to Us
new foreign markets. Mr. White re
viewed the records of Republican sen
ators on tho sugar schedule during the
debate on the Wilson bill, arraigning
them for Inconsistency. ' Mr. Caffrey,
Louisiana, and Mr. Stewart, Nevada,
also spoke, the former against and th
latter for the pending schedule, after
which the vote was taken;
The first paragraph of the sugar
schedule was not finally disposed of
up to the time of the adjournment.
MYSTERY OF THE 'PHONE.
An Unknown Anxiously Inquired for
Details ot Miss Lloyd's Suicide.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 11. At the
funeral today of Miss Emma Lloyd,
who committed suicide last Sunday
night, strange circumstances are devel
oped which the police have been keep
ing very secret In ordr to, If possible,
gain a clue to the writer of the myster
ious note which was found In her
clothes. Miss Lloyd was burled In the
Pleasantvllle cemetery this afternoon,
and there the first whisperings Of tho
mysterious occurance were heard. It
seems that on Monday night about 10
o'clock, tho house sergeant at police
headquntters was called up on the
telephone and asked what truth, if
any, there was In the published report
of the girl's suicide. When the ser
geant Informed his questioner that It
was only too true, his unseen auditor
"My God! then that's the last you
will see of me."
The sergeant asked who he was, and
received no answer, and learned that
the connection was cut off. Tho ser
geant Immediately asked "Central"
who had been speaking to him, and
was told it was the public pay station
at Eleventh and Vino streets, Phlladel
phla. The police have been lnveRtlga
ing the matter, but have been unable
to learn anything. It Is supposed that
the interrogator was "Norman," au
thor of the strange letter, and who can
clear up much of the mystery surround
ing the case. ,
A fJERDON GUN BURSTS.
Iircoch Illock Wns Doing Put to nn
Sandy Hook. June 11. The endur
ance test of a Gerdom breech block flt
ted to a 3.2 inch rapid firing gun came
to an abrupt end today, the gun burst
ing at the breech, pieces flying In every
direction without injuring any of the
many employes working in the vicin
ity. Mr. aerdom says the cause of the
accident was probably due to tho In
troduction of a new experimental car
tridge case. Six of these had been
fired, but tho head of the seventh
gave, way, allowing the gas to get be
tween the tube and Jacket of tho gun.
Over 300 hundr.ed rounds had been
fired from the gun with tho Gerdom
bloek which had stood a heavy test
and was considered a very good one.
It Is considerably Injured by tho "burst
ing of tho gun.
BACILLUS OF YELLOW FEVER.
Or. Snnnrelll, ut Montevideo, An
nounces Thut Ho litis Found It.
Montevideo, June 11, Dr. Sanarelll,
Inf a lecture delivered before delegates
frbm all parts of South America, mem
bers of the Diplomatic corps and oth-
la, announced yesterday that he had
kicovered the cause of yellow fever to
ka bacillus which ha had named "Ic-
lild." und which -was very rare, Ho
I lamed that it infsted the blood of
patients and their bodies after death.
The bacilli, ho continued, could be
easily eliminated by secondary injec
tions, and he hoped soon to discover a
curative serum for preventive vaccina
tion. The announcement of the discovery
was received with enthusiasm. The
Medical society will give a banquet In
the doctor's honor.
Two Incumbents Dio Within About
Washington, D. C, June ll.-i-Con-gressman
OlmsteUd has recommended
tho appointment of James Ulanlng as
postmaster at Wllllamstown, Dauphin
county, on oflloe which seems to be
hoodooed. The Democratic incum
bent of the office died ahout two
months ago, and Mr. Olmstead recom
mended as his successor R. A. Waters,
who was nominated and died about
ton days ago.
John L. Hawthorn, city controller of
Chester, was here today to see Con
gressman Rutler, but ho said there was
no politics In his visit.
Residence of Andrew J. Smith, Oovcrnor
of the National Soldiers' Home,
Leavenworth, Kan,, June 11. An ait
tempt was made upon ithe life of Gov
ernor Andrew J. Smith, of the National
Soldiers' home, his wife and daughter,
between 4 and 5 a, m, today, by some
person who Is as yet unknown. Dy
namlto was employed In tho outrage
and the explosion, which all but de
molished the governor's beautiful res
idence, aroused 4hc residents of the
city, and houses trembled as If under
going an earthquake shock.
Mrs. Smith had a narrow escape from
death, the base of the explosion be
ing directly beneath her bedroom. Be
sides being cut and bruised by broken
glass and pieces of flying bric-a-brac
and furniture, she was prostrated by
the shock, and Is now In a precarious
Governor Smith and his daughter,
Miss Daisy, occupied rooms on the
second floor and were far enough re
moved from tho explosion to escape se
BURIAL OF A QYPSY QUEEN.
Mnry Stunloy Wns Only Eighteen
Ycnrs Old When She Dird.
Dayton," O., June 11. A unique cere
mony occurred last evening at Wood
land cemetery in the burial rites over
tho body of the late Gypsy Queen,
Mary Stanley, head of one of the
wealthiest tribes In the country. Mary
was crowned queen of the tribe
ot Monroe, La,, in February, 1891, and
was only 18 years of'age when she
died at Clarendon, Ark., on Dec. 21 Inst.
Her body was embalmed and sent to
this city, where It has lain In the
vault at Woodland cemetery.
The Stanleys live near Dayton, and
are said to be the richest gypsies In the
world. The ceremonies at Woodland
were conductd by Rev. W. A. Hale,
D. D of the First Reformed church.
This was a departure from former
methods. The attendance of gypsies
GAIN IN BUSINESS.
An Increase in Nearly All Branches of
TradeBetter Conditions Notice ,
New York, Juno 10. R. G. Dun and
company's Weekly Review of Trade
tomorrow will say:
The gain In business continues not
without fluctuations and at the best
moderate but yet distinct. It Is still
in quantities rather than prices, al
though In some branches an advance
In prices appears, but on the whole the
number of new orders, and the amount
of work done are slowly Increasing.
Wheat looks well and the best trade
authority now estimates the yield at
515,000,000 bushels, with many state
andi railroad returns to support It.
Neither cotton nor woolen mills can
expect other than a waiting business
with a change of tariff Impending, but
the demand Is steady though moder
ate. Carpet mills at Philadelphia
which have Just resumed after a long
idleness was also buyers, and all are
now running nearly full time.
Iron furnaces In blast Juno 1 re
ported a weekly output of 16S.3S0 tons
against 170,628 May 1. Philadelphia re
ports decided improvement In finished
Iron with fewer concessions, and Pitts
burg large structural orders, while ap
prehension of labor difficulties has In
duced much buying at the west.
Diaz Annuls Unilrond Concessions.
Guadalajara, Mex Juno ll.-Presldent
Diaz has declared forfeited ull the con
cessions for railroads held by tho Mex
ican National Construction company.
This company had some Important lines
In prospect, one of which was the exten
s on of their road from Collma to this
city. Tho company Is composed of Now
York and Boston capitalists.
Snow Squnll nt Grocnport.
Grecnpolnt, L. I., June 11. At noon to
day the sky became overcast, and at 12 20
o'clock the flno mist which has been fall
lng turned Into snowfiakes. Tho mercury
fell several degrees. Tho squall lasted
only about five minutes.
Snow in Massachusetts.
Gloucester. Mass., Juno 11. The unusual
spectacle of a heavy snow tquall waB
witnessed here for about llftoen minutes
at S o'clock this morning-. The utorm was
especially heuvy at East Gloucester and
Celebrating His Golden Wedding.
Nowburg. Juno 11. Edward M. Rutten
ber, tho well known editor and historian
today celebrated tho fiftieth anniversary
of his wedding1 .and many congratula
tions wore tendered himself and wife.
Dcnth of u rmnoui Turfman.
Lexington. Ky., June 11. Byron Mc
Clelland, tho famous turfman, died to
night. He was ti years old and worth
W,00,0000, all mado In racing In about lit.
Eicapu of n Condemned Murdoror.
Phoenix, Ariz., June 11. Murderer Cha
con. entenfd to h.i hnnon..! nn 'Titn. ..
at Solomonvllle, sawed his way out of
Ills Parly Warmly Welcomed by the
V Exposition Committee.
CONFEDERATE VETERANS ON QUARD
Governors llushnell nnd Tnylor nnd
Their Staffs in tho Party-The
President Frequently Interrupted
by. Applause as He Passes Through
Nashville, Tenn., June 11. President
McKlnley and party arrived at tho
Union station, this city, at 7.30 o'clock
this morning and were met by Major
J. W. Thomas, president of the Tennes
see Centennial Exposition, and tho
members of the exposition executive
committee. After cordial greetings had
been extended to the visitors they were
taken In carriages to the Maxwell
house. Tho party were taken to the
exposition grounds shortly afterwards
and proceeded ito the auditorium. Ac
companying the president party were
Governors Taylor nnd Hushnell, and
their staffs; Mayor McCarthy, of Nash
ville, and Mayor Caldwell, of Cincin
nati; President Thomas and the exe
cutive committee of tho exposition. A
detachment of ex-Confederate veterans
acted as a guard of honor.
Hon. John Thomas, president of tho
exposition, extended a hearty welcome
to the president and addresses followed
1y Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, Hon,
W. L. McCarthy, mayor of Nashville,
Senator W. T. Clark, president of the
Centennial commission, and Governor
Bushnell, of Ohio. Then the president
addressed the assemblage. He was fre
quently Interrupted with applause,
which was particularly hearty when
he made references to the preservation
of the union. Mrs. McKlnley was greet
ed with a deafening roar of applause,
when she entered the hall and took a
seat beside tho president. The cere
monies being concluded, Aha president
and party went to luncheon at tho
West Side club on the grounds In front
of the administration building.
KILLED BY SAVAGES.
Number of British Officers and Indian
Soldiers Are Alassacrcd by Natives
of the Northern Frontier.
Bombay, Juno 11. A dispatch re
ceived hero from Simla, the residence
of the Indian government ofllclals dur
ing the heated periods of the year, an
nounces serious trouble on the northern
frontier and the massacre ot a number
of British officers ana; native soldiers
in the government employ Two guns
belonging to a Bambay mounted bat
tery, escorted by 300 men belonging to
the First regiment of Sikhs and to the
First Punjab Infantry were treacher
ously attacked In 'the Tochl Valley by
a large force of hostile natives. Tho
first reports said that Colonel Bunny,
two subordinate officers and twenty
flve privates had been killed, and that
three officers and twenty-five men had
been wounded. In addition, numbers
of mules and horses arc reported kill
ed. Later reports confirm officially the
news of the disaster and seem to Indi
cate that the affair Is more than a
mere conflict with warlike natives, and
that the notorious Mullah of Powlndah
Is at the bottom of the trouble.
Details show that a political officer,
Mr. McGee, was visiting Shiran! with
an escort of troops when he w'as at
tacked at Malza by vastly superior
forces. The British troops were com
pelled to retreat and were followed for
several miles by overwhelming num
bers of the enemy. The fighting was
desperate. All the British officers were
wounded. Captain Browne, of the First
Sikhs, a son of the late Sir James
Browne, and Lieutenant Crookshank,
it the Royal artillery, were killed, and
Surgeon Hlgglnson, Lieutenant Hlg
glnson of the First Sikhs and Lieuten
ant Seton-Browne, of the Punjaub In
fantry, were wounded.
Tochl Valley lies north of Gumal and
on the road to Ghuznl and Wazlrstan.
It has been controlled by the British
since the delimitation of the Indo-Af-ghan
frontier. But the tribes there
have always been turbulent and anx
iety Is felt lest the- other tribes rise
against the British.
The Mulah of Powlndah is well
known to the British Indian authori
ties. He Is a notorious fanatical priest
and has always been hostile to British
Influence. Owing to an attempt which
the Mullah recently made to stir up a
rebellion he was expelled from British
territory. This Caused him to be desert
ed by his own people, and he has since
lived In Afghanistan and is understood
to have been actively plotting against
the British. He took part In tho at
tack upon the British camp at Wano in
While Colonel A. H. Turner, the
British commissioner, was engaged In
1894 in delimiting the Indo-Arghan
frontier, his camp at Wano was attack
ed on November 3 of that year by a
large force of Wazlri tribesmen. The
British lost about twenty private sol
diers and twenty-three camp followers
killed before tho Wazlri were repulsed
Tho latter left abou 250 read on tho
JAA1ES M. 00RDY HANGED.
In nn Address from tho Scaifofd Ho
Reasserted His Innocence.
Georgetown, Del., June 11. James M.
Gordy was hanged at 10.26 o'clock this
morning for tho murder of his wife.
He protested his innocence to tho last.
In a long address from tho scaffold
he exnlalned elrmimaitnnria nm.! i .
und after the murder, and declared that
much or tho testimony against him was
THE HOFFMAN MYSTERV.
Mr. Rothschild Donies Knowledge of
San Francisco, June 11. Tho coro
ner's inquest In the Hoffman case will
bo held next Tuesday. Chief Lees
promises to produce evidence not yet
made public He says that he will
prove beyond a reasannhln ilnuhf thnt
the horso racing operations of air; FI-.
gel, tho firm's bookkeeper, were known
to both Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Roths
child long before the latter went cast.
Edward S, Rothschild, of tho firm of
Hoffman, Rothschild & Co., arrived
from New York last night. Ho de
nounces as slanderous tho statements
that Flgel's Irregularities were known
and consented to by the firm.
STANTON SICKLES INTERVIEWED.
IIo Snv's Our Relation With Spain
Aro Still Amicnblo.
London, June 11. Stanton Sickles,
secretary of the United States ministry
at Madrid, arrived in this city yester
day evening. He is quoted in on inter
view as saying that there is no cause
for anxiety regarding the relations be
tween tho United States and Spain.
They have not lost their amiable na
ture, Mr. Sickles added, and President
McKlnley has not settled upon a defi
nite policy toward Cuba.
According to Mr. Sickles the presi
dent will probably wait to hear from
tho retiring United States minister to
f pain, Hannls O. Taylor, and will then
Instruct tho new minister as to what
course to 'take.
Strong Opposition to Reaffirming the
Treaty as It Stands"Argu
ments for Modifying It.
Washington, June 11. The opposition
to the re-affirmation of tho Hawaiian
reciprocity treaty In tho tariff bill Is
proving stronger than was expected.
The opinion has strengthened since
yesterday, when Senator Allison asked
that consideration of the Hawaiian
clause of the tariff bill be passed over,
that a caucus of Republican senators
will be necessary to settle the question.
It has appeared within the last two
days that an effort Is being made to
modify the treaty in such a way that
the United States will receive benefits
more nearly equal to those derived by
Hawaii tinder the operation of the
compact. The movement represents an
effort for compromise between those
who urge an unqualified re-affirmation
of the treaty and those who are work
ing for Its abrogation.
The exhaustive figures, which are be
ing prepared by Chief Ford of tho
bureau of statistics of the treasury de
partment, showing the extent of com
merce In all lines between tho United
States and Hawaii since 1879,are await
ed by the finance committee to supply
a basis on which they can make a
proposition to modify the treaty if this
becomes necessary. The first figures
on this subject have already been pre
pared for the private information of
Henry T. Oxnard, president of the
American Beet Sugar association, has
renewed his fight for abrogation of tho
Hawaiian treaty now'tHaC ho haa re
alized the success of tho efforts for th'e
modification' of tho sugar schedule In
other respects. The agents of tho beet
sugar interests aro very active and
they are well rpresented in the senato
chamber by senators from tho beet
sugar producing state. It has not yet
been decided when the expected Repub
lican caucus on the subject will be
THREE-CENT FARE LAW.
Supreme Court Decides It to Be Consti
tutional, Though the Federal Court
Held the Contrary.
Indianapolis, June 11. The supremo
court of Indiana today decided that tho
three-cent fare law- Is constitutional.
It relates to Indianapolis only. In tho
federal court recently tho samo law,
passed by the legislature, was de
clared unconstitutional, nnd Injunctions
were granted by Judge Showalter
against Its enforcement.
The state will Insist on three cent
fares unless the street car company
pei:ures an Injunction pending appeal to
the federal supreme court. In the
Kttmmond cases recently, where tho
state and federal courts differed, the
supreme court of the Unites States
held that It was not Its policy to enter
Into conflict with the supremo courts
On this account Attorney General
Ketcham thinks the three-cent fare
law will stand, but that flve-cent fares
will be collected until Judge Show
alter modifies his order, which he
doubtless will do.
QUAY' S HELPERS MEET.
State Officials Discuss Kovcnuo Ap
Philadelphia, June 11. United States
Senators Quay and Penrose arrived
here today from Washington and to
night held b. conference with a num
ber of state officials over tho revenue
and appropriation bills, to bo consid
ered In tho legislature.
Those at the conference were: Sena
tors McCarrell and Grady; Auditor
General Mylln, nnd State Treasurer
Haywood. Tho difference of $3,800,000
between the two bills was talked over,
but nothing was decided upon. It was
decided to hold another conference in
Harrisburg In tho course of'a few days.
runners Dynamiting for Fish.
Bridgeport, O., June 11. Joseph Den
ham, u prominent farmer, Presbyterian,
eider and free gilvcr orator, was arrest
ed last night by Fih Warden Conway, of
this city, for dynamiting for fish In Mc
Mechen creek. John Fulton, another
farmer, was also arrested, the pair being
held under 300 band for trial next Tues
day. Farmer Under tho Mower.
Parkersburg, W: V June 11. William
Scott, of Orem, this county, was mowing
clover this morning when his team ran
away, throwing Scott In front of the ma
chine. When ho wns picked up he was
found to be a mass of cuts and bruises.
Ho cannot recover.
Blinded by n Cartridge.
Parkersburg', W. V June 11. Thomas
Steveni, a law student at Elizabeth, Wirt
county, was Inserting- a shell In his Win
chester rifle, when the cartridge exploded,
woUndlng him In the face and destroying
the uso of both eyes.
Tried to Ilrlbo a Judge.
Parkersburg1, W. Va,, June 1!. Samuel
Price, a pawnbroker, was arrested today,
charged with attempting to bribe Judge
Prenuen, before whom Price had a civil
suit for possess!6n of a bicycle.
STATUS OF THE
Turkish Government Still Resists Re
llnqulshlng Tbessaly to the Greeks.
THE WORK FOR PEACE IS HALTED
A Had Impression Made by Another
Adjournmont--Russin Snld to Ilnvo
Refused Germany's Demands Re
garding Concessions to tho Porto.
The Question of Pinal Settlement
Still in tho Distance.
Constantinople, June 11. A further
adjournment of the peace conferences
has taken place, at the request of
Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish minister for
foreign affairs, on the ground that the
sultan has not. decided the question of
the retention or evacuation of Thessaly
by the Turkish troops. The adjourn
ment has created a bad Impression In
diplomatic circles. The other points
brought forward as a basis for the ar
rangement of permanent peace be
tween Turkey and Greece with the ex
ception c&s amount of the Indemnity
to be paid by the latter country, have
been practically settled.
The Turkish government has issued
a circular to the powers, with the view
of obtaining their support In the peace
negotiations, but thus far Russia alone
has replied, expressing the opinion that
the questions of Indemnity and tho
capitulations nppear less difficult to
settle than the delimitation of Thes
saly. This reply Is regarded In Turkish
circles as Justifying the hope that
Russia will support the cession of Thes
saly, but this opinion Is not shared by
the members of tho foreign diplomatic
corps In this city.
Paris, June 11. A dispatch to tho
Solell from St. Petersburg says that
Germany Is trying to secure the reten
tion of tho Turkish garrisons In Crete,
the cession of Thessaly to Turkey and
the abolition of the special privileges
In the Ottoman empire. Russia, ac
cording to the correspondent of tho
Solell, refuse to concede these points.
He adds, "and so Germany will have to
FALL FROM AN AIR SHIP.-
Acronaut at Tenessee Exposition Drops
Nearly a Mile from His
Balloon and Lives.
Nashville, Tenn., Juno 11. Professor
A. W. Barnard, the alr-shlp man, had
a miraculous escape from death today.
He fell from a height of D.000 feet and
lives to tell of his thrilling experience
The balloon, which supports his air
ship burst when nearly a mllo above
the earth. He and his apparatus
plunged back to solid ground and the
remarkable fact Is that he escaped
serious injury. He was badly shaken
up, but quickly recovered from the
shock sufficiently to walk.
The .daring aerial navigator owes Ms
escape to the fact that his balloon
luckily transformed Itself into a para
chute. Professor Barnard arranged to make
a quiet trip with his air ship for ex
perimental purposes, and his ascension
was not advertised. He made It from
the grounds of the Tennessee Centen
nial Exposition. Not many persons
knew of his intention. He began his
flight into the upper regions without
demonstration and with' no crowd pres
ent to cheer him on. Ho hnri mnia
careful preparations, forcing nearly
u.uuu cudi reet or hydrogen gas Into
the balloon. This was more gas than
he had used on any of his previous
trips, and the fabric of his balloon was
distended until it almost snapped with
the tension. There Is n. thnni-v thnt
the gas expanded when th'e floating
machine reached the rarifled atmos
phere of a high altitude until the strain
necame too great for the balloon to
When Professor Barnard shouted
"Let her go" his assistants released tho
flying machine and It shot away from
the earth like a mighty bird. As it rose
above the trees and buildings it at
tracted tho notice of the people nnd
news of the asoenslon spread from
mouth to mouth. The streets wore
quickly filled with spectators and many
hurried toward the exposition grounds.
The daring Inventor was plainly seen
manipulating the machinery until tho
air ship was high in the air.
Tho flying machine ascended In an
almost perpendicular course. When it
had become a mere speck against the
sky the spectators saw it suddenly re
verso Its course and begin to fall. It
was soon observed that tho balloon
and Its attachments were wobbling in
a strange manner, and it became evi
dent to tho anxious throng below that
something had gone wrong with tho air
ship. As the falling machine and its
lone passenger came near enough to be
teen distinctly It was noticed that the
balloon had lost much of Its gas, for
it had lost its shape, and its loose
sides were -flapping like so many
streamers. The word vas passed that
tho balloon had burst, and the city
was filled with excitement.
The flying machine at times fell with
fenrful velocity and at others floated
down with an easy motion. The balloon
was flattened out and had something
of til appearance of an irregularly
shaped parachute. It swayed from side
to side and threatened to throw the
navigator from his seat. He managed
to cling to the machine, and struck
tho ground with a hard thump. Ho fell
within the exposition grounds only a
few hundred feet from his starting
Professor Barnard was bruised and
stunned, but recovered his wits in a
moment. Ho was able to help gather
up his tattered flying machine and con
vey it to its quarters, where it will be
repaired for another trip.
CHAPMAN LEAVES JAIL
His Children Join Him Before His
Washington, Juno 11. Elverton R.
Chapman left the district Jail at 10.50
o'clock this morning. He spent there
the final night of his term of thirty
days, to which ho was sentenced for
refusing to answer questions put to
him by the senate sugar investigating
commltttee. His sentence expired at
midnight, but, according to custom, he
remained until this morning. Ho
might, had ho so desired, have left in
time for breakfast at tho Arlington,
but, instead, took that meal at tho
After that he spent an hour or moro
looking over his mall while waiting for
his friends, who had arranged to call
for him with a carriage. Mr. Chap
man's flvo children, who had como to
Washington from New York, were
driven to tho Jail this morning, and
waited until their father was ready to
leave. He and the children entered
a carriage and wero drlvea to tho city.
He will not leave here until next Sun
day, when he expects to return, to
BILLY BRYAN AT COIIOES.
Tho Boy Orator Is Welcomed by 3000
Troy, N. Y., Juno 11. An enthusias
tic crowd, over 3,000 in number, greet
ed William J. Bryan, when ho stepped
from tho train In this city this after
noon. Mayor Molloy welcomed him
In behalf of the city.
Mr. Bryan went to Cohoea and Lan
slnburg this afternoon and spoke to
night under tho auspices of tho Troy
FAINTED ON THE OALLOWS.
Jnmcs Trench, tho Wlfo Murdorcr,
Weakened at tho Lnst.
Rockford, JlUJune 11. James French
was hanged today in a stockade south
of tho county Jail for the cold-bIjpded
murder of his wife last Jly. French
did not weaken until tho last, but
fainted as the black-cap was placed
over his head.
Deputies had to brace him for a
minute till the trap could be sprung.
The Alleged Wife Murderer at Pike
County Sticks to ills Story of Sui
cide The Doctor's Evidence.
Mllford, Pa June 11. The trial of
Herman Paul Schultz for the murder
of his wife, was given an additional
interest today by the prisoner taking
Dr. Weaver was examined. He
showed tho woman's skull and ex
plained -the direction of the bullet. Dr.
Weaver admitted the possibility of the
Woman having committed suicide.
The prisoner then took tho stand. He
admitted the truth of the testimony
concerning his appearance at Shohola
up until tho time of the finding of tho
body. He said that the disagreements
with his wife were caused by Charles,
his brother. Coming to tho time of
the death, he said that he and his wife
talked late on Sunday night, during
which she expressed regret at their
past differences. She said she wanted to
put a side all memory of the past and
.would so to Germany and .live with
him. After that, witness said, he fell
asleep and heard no sound until he
was called on Monday morning by Mrs.
Haas. Ho examined the body a num
ber of times to see If there were more
than one wound and finally looked at
the pistol, but denied, as was stated
yesterday, that he pressed his wife's
hand around the weapon.
JERRY GREEN'S TRIAL.
Rehearsal in Court of One of the Welsh
Mountain TragediesStory of
Lancaster, Pa., Juno 11. The trial of
Jerry Green, colored, for the murder
of his half brother, Abe, was begun
here this morning. The entire day up
to four o'clock was consumed in tho
selection of a Jury.
A number of witnesses called by tho
commonwealth testified to the killing
which occurred Christmas evening af
ter a Jollification at the h'ome of Jerry
Green, which Is located at the "Hand
beards" la a notorious seotlon of tho
Welsh mountains. Jerry and his half
brother became Involved In a dispute
over the ownership of a piece of har
ness and in tho quarrel that ensued
at the barn, Abe seized Jerry by the
throat and was choking him when the
men were separatd by on-lookers. Jer
ry vowing vengeance, started for his
house. A young relative attempted to
hide Jerry's gun but the latter suc
ceeded in finding It and after threat
ening to kill a couple of women in the
house who told him not to do any
thing rash, the angry man rushed out
of doors and approaching his brother
fired point blank at him when stand
ing, but) eight feet away, Abo died In
stantly and the murderer fled, but a
few days later surrendered himself.
The commonwealth had not concluded
when court adjourned. The defense will
claim self defense.
TIIK NEWS THIS M0RNINU.
Weather Indications Today:
Pair, Southerly Winds.
1 General-Senator Tillman's Resolution
to He Reported Adversely.
iPeace Negotiations In tho Bast at a
(President McKlnley Welcomed to
2 Srort Eastern, National and 'Atlantic
I.eaguo Base Balli
Tho World's Champion Pool Player.
3-Stato Legislative Committee Investi
Amateur Base Ball.
Outlook for Anthracite Trade.
5 Local Retglous News of tho Week.
Social and Personal,
C Local Rev. Junes Hughes on tho
Present and Future of Bouth Africa,
The Von Storch Ejectment Butt.
Plunged to Death Down the Pine
7 Local-Mr. Crlttenton Talks to Yrj
Bicycle Thief Nabbed.
8 West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County Now.
10-fltory-"A Villi-go Patriot."
Books and IMagazlnes,
U Welsh News from Homo and Abroad.
13 Neighboring County News,
Financial and Commercial.
Terrible Fate of Two
Occupants of a Dredge
VAIN EFFORTS AT RESCUE
Spectacle of a Burning Boat
Victims Aro Burned to n Crisp In
Sight of Would-Uo rtoicucrs.-Noth-ing
Could IIo Dono to Bnvo tho
Unfortunate IUcn--Woro Awak
ened by a Choking Sonsntion and
Pound Thoir Floating Homo on Tiro
Special to tho Scranton Tribune,
Pittston, Juno 11. J. W. Reynolds
aged C6 years, and John Tyler, aged S9
years, were burned to death an Morris
Reynolds, aged 27, perhaps fatally In
jured by a fire In a dredge boat In tho
Susquehanna river In this city tonight.
Tho calamity Is an awful Inland ex
emple of the horrors of a fire at sea,
and of its kind stands almost without
a precedent anywhere.
Tho dredge boat was used by the
Spring Brook Water Sup'ply company
In building a "filter" across the Susque
hanna river at a point 1,000 feet abovo
the Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern railroad bridge. It was simply a
floating workshop with a derrick and a.
small cabin In tho hold and adjoining
the boiler room.
In the cabin tho three men slept
nights and looked after the boat. To
night at about 9.30 o'clock the mon
were awakened by a chocking sensa
tion. J. W. Reynolds, captain of tho
boat, awoke first and aroused his two
companions, one of whom was his own,
ESCAPE CUT OFF.
The cabin was filled with smoke and!
through the door leading to the boiler
room they saw the flames. The mm
mado an effort to get through a rear
door but It was lockpd.
The only means of escape from tha
cabin was through the boiler room door
and through the sheet of flame.
The frenzy of the three can be Im
agined. They tried to force the rear
door, but the lock was on tho outside
and baffled their combined strength.
Young Reynolds spoke to his fath
er: "Weil have to make a dash
throughthefiames," he said; and the
through the flames," he said: "You go
first, Tyler and I will follow."
Young Reynolds made the dash and
half dying he found his way through
the fire and onto the outer deck.
But his father and the man Tyler did
Reynolds, the fortunate, stood up In
the boat and cried for help, hoping
that some one on the shore, several
hundred feet away, would hear.
The flames had now broken through
tho deck and wero shooting high Into
REYNOLDS COULD BE SEEN
The blaze was seen by the residents
along the river bank and by their light
the form of young Reynolds was seen
standing on the deck with his hands
towards the heavens and crying as
loud as his weakened strength would
Row boats were In a few minutes
sent In from the shore and Reynolds
taken from the now fiame-covered deck
and rowed to the shore.
Nothing could be done to extinguish
the flames as the heat would not per
mltj close approach.
At midnight the bodies of the men
could be seen. Old man Reynolds's
head was burned from the body.
The only explanable origin of tho
fire at that a heap of kindling wood in
tho boiler room became Ignited.
J. W. Reynolds, the deceased, lived
at Espy. John Tyler was a resident
of Pittston. He Is survived by a wlfo
and three children.
Young Reynolds Is now at the Pitts
SOUTH DAKOTA GRASSHOPPERS.
Prof. Lugger Examines Specimens
nnd rinds Ono to Bo Dangerous.
St. Paul, Juno 11. Professor Lugger,
state entomologist, has been asked to
go to South Dakota to inspect several
varieties of grasshoppers that havo
recently put In an appearance there.
He could not get away at this time,
and so the South Dakota people sent
him samples of tho bugs. One of tho
lot Is dangerous, says Professor Lug
ger; the other two are not.
The dangerous one belongs to the
Rocky Mountain family that devastl
tatcd this section In 1873 and 1S7I, des
troying all sorts of vegetation. Tho
professor does not feel, however, that
there is any danger of a plague this
year. He sent tho South Dakota
people "hopperdoses," which, ho says,
will exterminate tho pests If used soon.
New York, Juno 11. Arrived: Campania,
Liverpool; Augusta Victoria, Hamburg;
Dlaman, Rotterdam; Adrla, Hamburg;
Ocean, Rotterdam. Boulogne Arrived:
Wcrkendam, New York for Rotterdam,
Tho Herald's Weather forecast.
New York, June 12. In tho miudlo
states and New England, today, fair to
paUly cloudy, llghtly warmer weather
and fresh southerly to westerly winds will
prevail, probably followed by cloudiness;
local rain am slightly lower temperature.
On Sunday, In both these section, partly
cloudy to fair weather will prevail, with
fresh and light variable winds, preceded
by local rains on the coasts and slight
ly lower followed by rising temperature.