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SCBANTOX, PAM WEDNESDAY MORNlNGr, JUKE 23, 1897.
Royal Procession Passes
Through the Streets
SUN SHINES ON THE QUEEN
Jubilee Celebration Passes
Without a Hitch.
Through Six Miles or More of Solid
Blocks of Hn inanity the Queen, Her
Soldiers mid Sailors, mid Repre
sentatives of Foreign Nation, I'nss
mid Aro Itcccivcd with Great Kn-thusiasin--Aiiioricmis
Applauded mid Shown Every
London, .Tunc 22. All the perplexing
arrangements in connection with the
diamond Jubilee festivities worked to
perfection toduy. The weather was
also perfect. It was cloudy in the
morning, but there was sunshine from
tho time the queen emerged from the
There were many expressions of sat
isfaction that the carriage of the Unit
ed States special envoy, Mr. Held, had
been so warmly received. This was
considered to be largely due to Presi
dent McKlnley's cordial letter congrat
ulating her majesty upon the sixtieth
anniversary of her accession to the
throne. Every intention to honor the
United States special envoy has been
displayed. For this reason Mr. Reld
took the Princess Victoria of Wales
in to dinner last evening, sitting at the
table of, and opposite the Duke of
Saxe-Goburg and Gotlia.
In addition Queen Victoria received
Mrs, Held most cordially, and at the
reception in the ball room, she gave the
wife of the United States special envoy
her hand to kiss.
In streets off the line of route the
decorations were as lavish as was com
mensurate with the prosperity of the
inhabitants. In short, by decorations,
as by everything- else, London was
transformed into a vast court, at which
an empire rendered fealty to its sov
ereign. The queer, breakfasted at 9 o'clock
and two hours later touched an elec
tric button that Hashed all through
the British empire the message:
"From my heart I thank my beloved
people. May God bless them.
"Victoria, II. I."
She then started for the palace in
the line of procession. Princess of
Wales and Princess Christian of
Sehleswlg-Holstein sat opposite to her
majesty. The head of the- procession
passed tho palace at 9.50, and as the
queen drove under the archway to her
place In the procession the royal salute
was ilred. The procession was in three
sections as far as St. Paul's and
through the six miles more of solid
blorks of humanity the queen, her sol
diers, sallots and foreign nations rep
resented were received with great en
thusiasm THU QUEEN'S VIEW.
The broad steps of the portico of
St. Paul's' presented to the queen a pic
ture similar to that of a ciowded
stage, wonderful in its brilliant cos
tuming. Immediately in front of the
royal carriages were the church dig
nitaries, the archbishops, robed in
purple and gold and holding their
gilded crpzlers, and the lesser eccles
iastics in white, with violet barettas.
Then there were the cathedral digni
taries, in white and gold capes and
scarlet skull caps, doctors of divinity
in crimson cassocks and back of them
two massed military bands". Beyond
the bands were the bare headed ranks
of the sutpllced choir, stretching to the
cathedral doors, a field of dazzling
white. On the right of the archbish
ops were two rows of seated judges,
robed in black, scarlet and purple and
wearing their strange, white wigs On
the left of tho archbishops were the
other prominent ecclesiastics, includ
ing two colored bishops of tho Afri
can church and an'ofileer of the Sal
vation army in tegular uniform. )n
the, section to the right of the choir
was the diplomatic corps, with their
Indies. The ambassadors occupied the
two front rows and back of them were
the mlntbters and others in tho order
of their rank. Many of the ladles ware
toilettes of white, but they were over
shadowed, in spite of their attractive
ness, by the sheen of the silver hel
mets, the gold laced coats of red, blue,
green and all shades, the Jeweled or
ders glittering on so many breasts and
the gaudy silks of the Chinese contin
gent. The Americans present wore dis
tinguished by their plain evening dress.
The United States Ambassador, Col.
John Hay, Mrs. Hay and Miss Hay
were In the second row, and Mr. Henry
White, secretary of tho United States
Embassy, and Mr. Spencer Eddy, Col.
Hny'fl secretary, were behind them.
In the selection on the left of the
choir was an equally distinguished
group of people. In the front row and
nearest to tho queen waa the Marquis
of Salisbury, the Premier and Minis
ter for Foreign Affairs, wearing tho
ribbon of the Order of tho Garter; the
First Lord of the Treasury, Mr. A. J.
Balfour; the Secretary of State for tho
Colonies, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain and
thMr colleagues, lichlnd them was a
mixed group of foreign potentates and
a notable delegation of Indian Princes
In shining cloth-of-gold encrusted with
Tho route of tho procession was kept
by troop in review order, standards
and colors carried, infantry of the line
carrying rolled capes, volunteers car
rying In uddltion haversacks and water
bottles. The men took position one
foot In front of tha curbstone. Turn
ing first to tho senior service, In addi
tion to tho Naval Guards of Honor, 500
bluejackets with 400 men of the Royal
Marine Light Infantry lined the route
In Trafalgar square, 300 bluejackets and
400 marines were stationed In St.
George's circus on the Surrey side.
These with the naval gun detachment
in the procession and a detachment of
tho Royal Naval Reserve, completed
the naval demonstration, which, if it
seemed to bo lost in the magnitude of
the part assigned to the Junior ser
vice, was none the less Interesting to
those In the neighborhood where the
navy gave tone to the show.
ARMY ON PARADE.
The army, in tho various arms of
the service, presented an imposing ar
ray of almost 50,000 men, which with
those In the procession formed the
llower of the British soldiery Infantry,
Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Ord
nance Men, Men of the Army Service
corps, Militia, Yoemanry, Volunteers,
Cadets and men of the Medical Staff.
A description of the uniforms would
fill a book, so varied were they. Among
the mounted men guarding the route
were, in front of Buckingham Palace,
the Royal Horse Guards Blue, with
their shiny black horses, blue tunics,
sliver cuirasses and helmets with the
red horsehair plumes. Elsewhere on
the way were the Second Dragoons
(Scots Greys), the czar's regiment; the
First Dragoon Guards, the emperor of
Austria's regiment, the Sixth and Sev
enth Dragoon Guards, the First Life
Guards, with their scarlet tunics, sil
vered cuirasses and white plumes; the
Third Hussars, Third Dragoon Guards,
Tenth Hussars, tho prince of Wates's
Own, dark blue, yellow faced tunics,
smart busbies and stiff plumes; the
Twelfth Lancers, with their character
istic heavy feather-plumed helmets;
the Second Life Guards, with the fam
iliar shining helmets; the Fifteenth
Hussars, and the First Royal Dra
goons, the Kaiser's regiment. Then
lrom flie line were battalions of many
regiments, representing all parts of the
kingdom, the King's Own Scottish
Borderers, the Royal Irish Fusil
iers, the East Lancashire, South
Staffordshire, Manchester, North Lan
cashire, Gordon Highlanders, Dublin
Fusiliers, South Wales Borderers, the
Rille Brigade, the Grenadier, Scot and
Coldstream Guards, the men of regi
ments bearing the names of Liverpool,
York, Lancaster, Essex, Lincolnshire,
West Surrey, Berkshire, Shropshire,
Wiltshire, Warwickshire and others. A
battalion of engineers and a battalion
of Royal Artillery and the cadets of
the training ship Britannia, were also
in attendance. Then here and there
the scarlet was relieved by the gray,
ot black, or green of a volunteer regi
ment, and there were men from corps
after corps of militia and yeomanry.
The Gordon Highlanders introduced
another note of change, as did the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery com
pany, who were given the place of
hr.nor in tho city, defending the route
at the Mansion house and mounting
the guard of honor to the queen. Bands
were stationed In many places, add
ing martial music to the martial show.
Chauncey M. Depew witnessed the
procession as the guest of the Baroness
Burdett-Coutts; George Gould, Mrs.
Gould and the members of their fam
ily from the Savoy hotel; while Mark
Twain, M. H. de Young and Mrs. de
Young with Mrs. and Miss Deane, of
San Francisco, looked on from the
This evening her majesty gave a fam
ily dinner party in the state supper
room of Buckingham palace at a quar
ter to nine. All the members of the
royal family were present as well as all
the royal guests. Their suites dined in
tho Barden vestibule.
Alilnck I'lug Is Hoisted in Dublin.
Dublin, June 22. About tho time that
the jubilee procession started In Lon
don this morning a black flag was
hoisted on the flag staff of the muni
cipal buildings here. It was allowed to
float at half mast for half an hour,
and then lowered and borne through
the streets at the head of a proces
sion, armed with sticks and singing
"God 'Save Ireland."
The crowd also removed and burned
oil the union Jacks they could get ac
cess, and then started In the direc
tion of Trinity college, but the police
drove 'them back amid great excite
ment. At the head of the procession walked
six men bearing a coflln labelled "Tho
British Emplie," while the band that
followed played "The Dead March."
A SCHOONER SUNK.
The Ilnttio Run Down in Chcsiipcnko
Hay by n Steamship.
Ualtirnote, June 22. The schcioner
Hattie, from Washington, for Rock
land, Me., was bunk last night In a col
lision with the Merchants and Miners'
Steamship Dorchester, off Smith's
Point Lightship In Chesapeake Bay.
Hrr crew of tlve men, all from Deer
Isle, Me., were saved, but they lo&t all
their effects. The vessel was a two
masted schooner, 1G0 tons register,
built in Belfapt. Me., and owned by A.
O. Gross. She was loaded with bitum
inous coal. Her crew will go to Bos
DRUGGISTS IN SESSION.
Convention of Pennsylvania I'linr
Water Gap, Pa Juno 22. The first
day's session of tho convention of the
Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical associa
tion, which Is being held here, was de
voted to an, address on the work to be
done by the convention, by President
Remington and tho reading of the re
ports of the secretary and treasurer.
This evening Professor Lowe gave an
Illustrated lecture on botany.
About 176 delegates are present.
Alleged .Murderer Captured.
Kingston, N. Y., June 22 Joseph Deck
er, tho alleged murderer of William Oar
diner, tho farmer who was found dead
in hla corn field near the town of Platte
kill, Ulster county, last Sunday, wus ar
rested today and is now in Jail hero.
Stolen goods found in his possession have
been Identified and the chain of evidence
connecting him with tho crime Is said to
An Acronnut'H Fall.
Lynchburg, Vu., Juno 22. Walter Steele,
an aeronaut, met Instant death this af
ternoon while making a balloon ascen
sion. The unfortunate man fell a dis
tance of a hundred feet, striking against
limbs of trees in tha descent, It is not
known where Steele lived,
Captain-General Wcylcr Signs Decree
Favorable to Danisltcd Cubans.
INSURGENTS FIRE ON A GUNBOAT
Tho Ileinn Cristlnii Compelled to
Lund .Marines nnd Dislodgo Cubnns
Who Were Ilnrrnssiug Hor Sailors.
In the Action nt Cnnipcchncln In
surgents Lose 100 .Men.
Havana, Juno 22. 'Captain-General
Weyler sailed last night for Sagut la
Grande, province of Santa Clara, on
board the Spanish cruiser, Hernan Cor
tes. From Sagua he will go to Clenfue
go and Manzanlllo, province of Santia
go de Cuba, having previously sent
thirty-six battalions of Infantry and a
strong force of cavalry and other troops
of all arms to that part of the Island
In order to commence operations against
the insurgents in the east and in the
province of Puerto Principe.
The Gazette todav prints a decree
signed by the captain-general, pardon
ing thirteen persons previously banish
ed from the Island.
The Spanish gun boat, Relna Crlstlna,
while reconnolterlng the river Saint
Anne with her boats, had her sailors
ilred upon by a force of Insurgents. The
gun boat was compelled to land a force
of marines who dlsloged the Insurgents
at the point of tho bayonet, according
to the ofllclal report, with loss of life
not stated on both sides.
The Spanish gun boat Cuba Espa
nola, acting in conjunction with a de
tachment of Spanish troops, whose
landing was protected with the firing of
her guns, has defeated an insurgent
force in the vicinity of Campechucla.
The Insurgents are said to have retired
with the loss of 100 men killed.
It is officially announced that a de
tachment belonging to the battalion of
Cuba has defeated an insurgent force
at Pan do Azuear, province of Plnar
del Rlo.kllllng nineteen of the enemy.
The same Spanish force, the official re
port says, killed eighteen more of this
band of insurgents at other places.
There have been no skirmishes of im
portance in the other provinces of
BICYCLE CADETS ARRIVE.
Tho Riders l'rcsent Secretary Alger
n .Message from Chicago.
Washington, June 22. A dozen tired
young men riding bicycles stopped in
front of the war department building
this afternoon and the leader, Major
R. P. Davidson, dismounting entered
the department and presented to Sec
retary Alger a message which had been
delivered to him Just fourteen days and
six hours before in the city of Chicago
by General Brooke, commanding the
department of the Missouri.
The youngsters had covered the dis
tance of 850 miles on their wheels, most
of the trip being made in very bad
weather with much rain. Great dif
ficulty was experienced in passing over
the -mountains at this season, but on
the whole the trip was successful as a
The message which was delivered to
Secretary Alger was as follows:
"A message to Hon. R. A. Alger, sec
retary of war, Washington, D. C, from
Major General J. R, Brooke, Chicago,
111. Carried by the Northwestern Mil
itary Academy Bicycle corps of High
land Park, 111,, riding the entire dis
tance, camping and cooking on the
road, maintaining guard and the pre
cautions usually used through an en
emy's country. Each cadet carrying a
Springfield rifle, shelter tent, blanket,
extra clothing and one day's ration,
weight, 41 pounds; bicycle, 24 pounds;
total G5 pounds. Left Chicago, 111,,
June 7, 1897, 9 a. m. Arrived Washing
SAT UP AT HER OWN FUNERAL.
Collin's Occupant Comes to Life nnd
Newport News, Va., June 22. Miss
Clarisse Purklng had a narrow escape
from being burled allvo yesterday. The
young woman had been ill with an ail
ment like paralysis which bafiied the
On Friday she (apparently died. The
funeral services we're in progress yes
terday. The sermon had been deliv
ered, the prayer said, and a quartet
was chanting the last hymn when a
female member of the quartet shrieked
and fell to the floor In a faint. It was
then noticed that tho occupant of the
coffin was sitting up.
AMERICANS FEEDING INDIA.
Tumi of 8110,000 to Help the Fam
New York, June 22 Thomas Cooke
& Son, the bankers, received from tho
Christian Herald today $40,000 for the
famlne-strleken people of India. That
amount will bo forwarded, frqe of
charge, by cable, to Bishop James R,
Thoburn, chairman of the Interdenom
inational Distributing committee. Thus
far $100,000 ha been cabled.
Next week $40,000 more will be cabled.
ORIGINAL BOYCOTT DEAD.
The JHnn Who tJnvo a New Word to
tho English Lnncungo.
London, June 21. Captain C. C. Boy
cott, famous as having leen tho first
man subjected to tho "boycott" in Ire
land, is dead. Ho was about 55 years
In 1880 Captain Boycott was a land
agent in County Mayo, Ireland, where
he collected rents for landlords, not
ably the Earl of Erne, when the Inci
dent occurred that mado his name fa
miliar all over tho world. On a certain
momentous occasion tho Captain mado
a cynical speech, In the course of
which he urged tho people of Ireland
to abstain from agrarian crimes and
to adopt Instead a policy of sending
harsh landlords, e gents arid bailiffs "to
Coventry," the old term for boycotting.
Events" to shaped themselves that Cap
tain Boycott was the first man tho
Irish experimented upon In this connec
tion, and thenco the now familiar word
The first newspaper to use the verb
"to boycott" was United Ireland, a fiery
organ of tho radical wing of the Por-
nelllte party. Tho stamp of Journal
istic approval was set oh the word
by the London Times, in December,
1880, and the American papers seized
on it with avidity as "filling a long-felt-want."
A few years- later all the
principal English dictionaries and sev
eral foreign ones admitted it to their
columns. Now It is everywhere recog
nized. In a recent interview Captain Boy
cott said: "Yes, I am the original
Boycott. You may be surprised to
learn, though that I am nowadays one
of the most popular men In the county,
If not in all Ireland. Where my namo
was execrated by the peasantry it is
now well received."
The cause of Captain Boycott's re
cent popularity was his embracing of
the new anti-taxation cause in Ireland,
a cause into which such former Union
ists as Lord Castleton and Lord Mau
rice Fitzgerald have heartily entered.
Last year there was serious talk of
sending Boycott to Parliament for the
Intensely National district of Mayo,
in which he lived.
Scuntor flnnnn nnd Coventor llusli
ncll Hold n Conlcrcnco.
Toledo, O., June 22. Senator Hanna
and Governor Bushnell had a long con
ference this afternoon relative to their
differences on the question who should
be the campaign committee. Senator
Foraker and Governor Bushnell de
sired to retain Charles Kurtz, the pres
ent chairman, while Hanna and Sec
retary Sherman want Mayor Charle3
Dick to have the place, The confer
ence resulted in no agreement, and the
matter was thus left for settlement by
the district meetings, which were held
at 2 o'clock.
These meetings resulted In Dick car
rying two-thirds of the state commit
teemen nnd in about the same major
ity for Senator Hanna out of the twenty-one
districts for members of the
committees on resolutions, credentials
nnd permanent organization, so that
the convention assembled at 4 p. m.
when Hon,H. P. Crouse, chairman of
the state central committee, reviewed
the past campaign, counselled har
mony and Introduced General C. H.
Grosvenor aa temporary chairman of
The committees met tonight and the
coni'ererces between the Hanna and
Dick and the Bushnell and Kurtz mei.
cotr.lnicd. The governor received a
telegram from Senator Foraker that
he could not afford to continue tho
tight for Kurtz and against Senator
Hanna after the result of the district
meetings. The governor has exp-essly
announced that he viould abide by the
action of both the convention and the
slate central committee and Cha'rman
Kurtz had i onceded his defeat.
CONSTANTINO PUT TO DEATH.
He Killed nn Italian in Utica Last
Auburn, June 22. Gluseppl Constan
tino was put to death in the electric
chair today for the murder of Pletro
Galiottl, on Jan. 10, 1896. Constantino
disturbed a game of cards being played
in a saloon in Utica by Italians and
shot into tho crowd when he was eject
ed from the placf. Governor Black re
cently refused to commute his sentence.
The execution was a fairly successful
one. Five shocks wete necessary -to
Constantino walked to the death
chair without any show of fear, accom
panied by two priests and carrying a
The current that caused death was
of 1,540 volts and seven amperes. The
shocks were of one minute duration
with brief intervals between them. The
last contact was of nine amperes. The
first shock was given at 12.50 and at
12.58 Constantino was pronounced dead
by Prison Physician Sawyer. In the
meantime five shocks had been given.
The five shocks were necessary be
cause of the imperfect contact of the
electrode on the man's leg. It had to
be removed and made wet with water.
It had dried before the first shock was
given. The smell of burning flesh was
quite distinct in the chamber after the
first shock had been given.
WANTS SALARIES REDUCED.
A Hill in Congress to Cut from tho
Washington, D. C, June 22. Repre
sentative Stokes, of South Carolina,
has introduced a bill to reduce the sal
aries of all government officials and
employes, from the president down to
the humblest scrub-woman, about 30
He has figured out that the bill If en
acted, will reduce the annual expendi
tures of the government about $C00,
000,000. He claims to be a Deniociat,
but he declares that his first allegiance
Is to the Farmers' Alliance, of which
ho was recently president,
Washington, Juno 22. Tho following
fourth-class postmasters wero appointed
for Pennsylvania: llellertown, T. G. Rle
gel, vice A. J. Welker, resigned; Homer
City, J. C. McMlllen, vice Martin Kler.
removed; Lackawaxen, W. C. Cortright,
vice J. M. Williamson, removed; Rlce
vllle, Thompson Zahnlser, vice A. M.
Scranton, removed; Scotland, W. A.
Pcntz, vice W. L. Craig, resigned; Trlon
vllle, E. C. Tulloch, vice Ozall Waid, re
moved; Utah, 'B. P. Hadden, vico T. G.
Allison, removed; Wlllot, P. 11. Trustal,
vice J. W. Merlin, removed.
Spider Bites u Woman's Stomach.
Frankfort, Ky., June 22. Mrs. Peter
Pardl drank a glass of water in tho night
and swallowed a small black tplder,
which bit the inside of her Btomach be
fore she nauseated and ejected it. Tho
poison puffed her body and physicians by
working hard saved her.
Now Controller of Treasury.
Washington, Juno 22. W. J. Calhoun,
of Danvljlo, Ind,, late tho commissioner
to Cuba, has been offered tho office of
controller of the treasury to succeed It.
11. Fowler, of Cincinnati, He leaves to
night for his home In Illinois and will
probably accept the appointment.
For Tnrring tho Tnbbies, $:,
Burlington, N. J., June 22. For paint
ing three kittens with tar Samuel 'Matt
son and Bert Haley were fined tJ and
costs iy Justice Churles P. Smith. Tho
complaint was made by tho Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
" Steamship Arrivnls.
Boulogne, June 22. Arrived: Veendam,
New York for Rotterdam. Plymouthr
Arrived; Sualc, New York for Bremen
(and proceeded). Lizard Passed; Patrla,
Now York, for Hamburg.
A WARM DEBATE
Personal Exchange of Compliments Be
MR. CARTER PROVOKES THE STORM
Open Disagreement on tho Republi
can Sidc--Asldo (rom a Stormy In
terruption, l'nir Progress Is .Mndo
on tho Wool Schcdulc--.Mr. Jones
Thinks tho Schedule Oppressive to
Consumers of Wool.
Washington, Juno 20. An exciting
debate marked tho consideration of
the wool schedule which began In tho
ate today. It developed the open
disagreement of the Republican side
of the chamber and led to a wnrm per
sonal exchange between Senators Car
ter, of Montana, and Foraker, of Ohio,
on one hand and Mr. Allison, of Iowa,
In charge of the bill on the other. Mr.
Foraker asserted that an agreement
concerning rates on certain wools was
being violated and that, under such
circumstances every senator would be
free to act for himself. Mr. Allison,
with great vehemence, declared that
he could not bo driven by threats. Mr.
Carter, who had aroused the storm,
endeavored to have the paragraphs
relating to carpet wools go over with a
view to securing some united action
but Mr. Vest in an ironical speech ob
jected to delaying the era of prosper
ity and 'postponing the public business
while Republican senators held a cau
cus. Mr. Teller, of Colorado, also spoke
against delay and took ocacsion to say
he would not vote for the bill unless
objectionable features were elimin
ated. Aside from this stormy interruption
fair progress was made on the wool
schedule. The duty on first class wool
was agreed to at ten cents per pound
and on second class wool eleven cents,
which is between the house and senate
tates In each case. The rates on third
class wools went over. Most of the
other amendments related to the class
ification of wools. On one of the
amendments Mr. Jones, of Arkansas,
spoke against the entire schedule as
E'.verely oppressive on the consumers
of woolen goods.
SINGING FOR PRIZES.
Thrco Clnsscs in Sncngcrfcst Com
petitions nt Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 22. It was 2
o'clock this afternoon before the sing
ing societies that are to compete for
prizes at the eighteenth national Saen
gerfedt had reached Saenger hall, and
It was half an hour later before the
competition began. At that hour tho
hall was packed with Germans, who
cheered for their respective societies.
Ihe singing 'this afternoon consist
ed of groups of the third, second and
first classes, the third class singers
being called first. Eighteen societies
contested in this class. They sang
'.'Evening Devotion." "Dornroeschen"
(Rosebriar) was the competitive song
of the ten societies in the second
class, and the eight societies in the
first class sang "Rudolph Von Werden
ber." Some of the best known German so
cieties in the country were competi
tors in the last named class, among the
number being the Orpheus, Buffalo;
Williamsburg Saengerbund, Brooklyn;
Maennergesangvereln Germanla, New
ark; Halevy Gesangvereln, New York;
Arlon, Newark, and Harmonle, Balti
more. Tho winners will not bo an
nounced until Thursday afternoon.
Tho Dcmocrnts of Clearfield Have nn
Clearfield, June 22. The Democratic
county convention at its session today
adopted strong resolutions ifavorlng
bimetallism, denounced the Dlngley
tariff bill, and arraigned the Republi
can party in this state for its extrava
gance in public expenditures and the
increase of taxation. A contest was
made for the chairmanship of tho
county organization and W. A. Hager
ty, who was supported by Matt Sav
age, ves successful.
William P. Smith was nominated
for sheriff. He in a brother of Frank
Smith, the Republican incumbent, and
has acted as deputv.
D. S. Herron, of DuBois, was named
for district attorney without opposi
tion, W. B. Beamer, of Decatur town
ship for cotoner, and M. F. Johnson
for Jury commissioner.
PRISONERS BREAK JAIL.
Burglars Pick Locks nnd Escape
from tho Center County linstllo.
Bellefonte, Pa., June 22. By picking
the locks in their cell doors and then
tunneling through a thick wall of stone,
James McCormlck and William Hanna
made a daring escape from the Centre
County Jail early this morning. The
escape was not discovered until several
hours later and although officers have
been Bcourlng the mountains all day,
no trace of the fugitives have as yet
McCormlck and Hanna were arrested
a few weeks ago for robbing a tailoring
establishment of a large quantity of
COST OF ARMOR PLATE.
Tho General Deficiency Hill Fixes It
ut M25 n Ton.
Washington, June 22. The general
deficiency bill, reported to the senate
today by the committee on appropria
tions, fixes tho price of armor plate to
be used on three vessels now build
ing at $425 per ton.
The total cost of tho armor, accord
ing to the weights prepared for the bat
tleships, is not to exceed $3,410,725, ex
clusive of the cost of transportation,
ballistlo test plates and tests.
REUNIONS AT LAFAYETTE.
Hundreds of Former Students Outlier
Easton, Pa., Juno 22, Alumni day
drew1 hundreds of former students to
Lafayette college today, Tho literary
societies reunions were held this morn
ing. The orator at Franklin hall was
Rev. Dr. Samuel A. Martin, president
of Wilson college. Rev. Dr. Edward
J. Knox, of Allegheny, addressed the
members of Washington hall. The al
umni meeting was held in Pardee hall
and was largely attended. Professor
Theophllus Parvln, of Jefferson Medi
cal college, Philadelphia, addressed tho
alumni on "The Sciences and Modern
Languages in the College Curriculum."
At noon a number of the classes held
The Oreck society held its annual
meeting In the lecture room at 2 o'clock
The trustees held two lengthy meet
ings today and besides conferring de
grees considered the difficulties that
have arisen between President War
field and Professor Stevens. The trus
tees will not say Just what was done
with the case. It is known, however,
that Professor Stevens went before the
board, which met in Dr. Warfleld's
house, and stated his case at length.
No cctlon was taken on the paper pre
sented by the professor. Mr. Stevens
was seen this evening and stated most
emphatically that he would not resign
until the trustees requested him to do
The Cabinet Talks for Fully Two Hours
on Questions of Foreign
Washington. June 22. The cabinet
talked for fully two hours today, most
of the time on questions of foreign poli
cy, but without deciding upon any par
ticular chances in the lines of action
already laid down. Hawaii and an
nexation were discussed at length and
especially the protest filed the other
day by the Japanese minister against
the pending annexation treaty. The
protest Is not given very much weight
by the administration for the reason
that in th estimation of the cabinet
It is based upon a misconstruction of
the terms of the treaty and of the re
sults that would follow the substitu
tion of the laws of the United States
for the .Hawaiian laws and treaties.
For instance, it was shown that so
far as the protest is based upon a fear
that the status of the Japanese now
living in Hawaii will be Injuriously af
fected, It is not sound, for their posi
tion after annexation would be pre
cisely similar to that of Japanese now
living In the United States, who are
eligible to citizenship and are not
known to have any complaint against
their treatment by the United States.
Other matters of protest In the opinion
of the cabinet were equally without
foundation. One thing th'at appeared
positively was that the adminlstratldn
does not now entertain any expecta
tion of getting action upon tho treaty
at this session of congress, but has de
termined to arrange for Its early con
sideration next December.
As for the Cuban talk It appeared
that Mr. Calhoun's report, though com
pleted by him this morning, was not
laid before the cabinet, so the discus
sion did not cover any new ground.
John 11. Firestone Is Accused of
.Making False Entries.
Philadelphia, June 22 Deputy United
States Marshal Foster brought John
B. Firestone, ex-teller of the Dlllsburg
National bank to Philadelphia and
lodged him in Moyamensing prison.
Firestone is charged with making false
entries in the books of the bank in
Dlllsburg, York county. The authori
ties contend that the shortage caused
by the defendant's alleged embezzle
ment amounted to $13,500.
Firestone's bondsmen made the
shortage good. The prisoner, however,
Is to be prosecuted for the making of
alleged false entries and was yester
day cornmltteed by Commissioner
Wolfe at Harrlsburg for trial in de
fault of $5,000 bail.
Lehigh Ynllcy's President.
Philadelphia, June 22. It was rumored
In railroad circles today that E. W. Win
ter, president of the Northern Pacific rail
road, will succeed E. P. Wilbur as presi
dent of the Lehigh Valley railroad. It
was not stated when, if at all, the change
would go Into effect and no confirmation
of tho reported change could be ob
tained. Agniu on a Stiike.
Reading, Pa., June 22. The 100 men who
returned to work yesterday lu tho sheet
mill of the Reading Iron company after
thrco weeks' Idleness, again went on
strike today and the mill closed down
again. The men In tho other depart
ments of tho company's works also re
main out in consequence of a reduction
Tho Herald's Wenthcr Forecast.
New York, June 23. In tho middle
states and Now Enland, today, fair,
warmer weather and fresh to light south
erly and southwesterly winds will prevuli,
followed by local rain and thunder
storms In tho northern and western dis
tricts. On Thursday, In both of these sec
tions, fair weather will prevail with fresh
westerly to eoutherly winds and slowly
THE NEWS THIS 3I0UNINU.
Weatlfer Indications Today:
Fair, Warmer; Southerly Winds.
1 General President McKlnk-y to Aid
Cuba in Achieving Her Independ
ence. Jublleo Parado in London.
Weyler Pardons Thirteen Banished
Senate Discusses Wool.
Cabinet Discusses Hawaii
2 Sports Scranton Shuts Out tho Clam-
Eastern, National and Atlantlo League
Ben Brush Wins the Suburban.
3 State Houso Passes tho Good Roads
. Amateur Base Ba'.l.
Undo Sam's Progress in Sixty Years.
5 Story-"Tho White Thread."
C Local High School Alumni Banquet,
Boy Taken from His Mother.
7 Local Thousands Cclcbrato the
Queen's Jublleo at Farvlow.
Homeopathic Hospital for Scranton,
8 Iyjcal West Side and' City Suburban.
Sliver Jubilee of St. Cecilia's Academy,
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Whitney's Weekly News Budget,
Financial and Commercial,
CUBA IS NEAR
President Is Determined
Upon Securing Her
SPAIN MUST SOON DECIDE
Local Self-Government to Be
If It Ho Not Granted on a Basis Sntls
factory to This Government Then
tho United Stntcs Will Proceed nt
Any Hnznrd to Clvo the Island Com
plete Emancipation" An Author
ized Outline of the President's In
tentions -- Spain Must Clcnr tho
Chicago, June 22. The Times-Herald
prints the following highly significant
special dispatch from its staff repre
sentative in Washington, Walter Well
man: It Is now possible to throw light on
the Cuban policy of President McKIn
ley. That the president is going ahead
toward a solution of the Cuban prob
lem that will In the end be a real solu
tion and not a mere diplomatic play
'designed to gain some credit for the
administration without actually re
lieving Cuba of her troubles is now
President McKInley means business.
Diplomatic "denials" do not change tho
fact. President McKInley Is doing his
work cautiously but thoroughly. In
the nature of things considerable time
will be required to carry out his plans,
hut looking broadly Into the future It
is iafe to predict that his efforts will
be crowned with success, and that
as a result thereof Cuba will be vir
tually an independent republic, under
the protection of the United States.
I have already given in these dis
patches a digest of the instructions
issued by the president in person to
Minister Woodford. It is the duty of
that ofllclal to prepare the minds ot
Spanish statesmen for the inevitable.
Ho Is to convince them that American
public opinion demands the emancipa
tion of Cuba, and that no power on
earth can prevent the Interference ot
the United States unless the Spaniards
themselves bring about a condition of
affairs in Cuba which will render our
Intervention unnecessary. All this Is
absolutely true, my information being
derived from authoritative; sources.
In the happy expression of one of
the president's closest ndvisors, "the
American freight train Is started to
ward Cuba, and If the Spaniards know
what is good for them they will get oft
the track." Minister Woodford's task
is to convince the Spanish that tho
train Is surely coming and to Induce
them to save themselves from disaster
by wise and prompt action. It Is as
certain as fate that if they do not
meet this situation in a proper spirit
the United States will intervene first
with a diplomatic ultimatum and after
ward with force, if force lie needed.
It now becomes pertinent to inquire
what Is there that Spain can do to sat
isfy the United States and avert the
threatened Intervention. I nm able to
say, without fear of contradiction, that
none of the schemes of "reform" in
Cuba so much talked of in Madrid and
by Dupuy de Lome In Washington, will
suffice. The president will not be
turned from his course by any of these
tricks. The president knows Spanish
history and the Spanish character. Ho
knows that every plan of "reform" so
far brought forward by Spain is Insin
cere, delusive, Ineffective. Whenever
Spain fears Intervention she bobs up
with some patent scheme for creation
of a Cuban parliament nnd other thlm-ble-rlgglng
devices for convincing peo
ple that she intends nt last to give
Cuba a free and enlightened govern
ment. None of these devices will avert
OUR VOICE TO BB IIKARD.
The keynote to President McKlnley's
Cuban policy Is that unless Spain her
self solves the problem the United
States must be admitted as a factor
In tho settlement of the trouble. Our
right to participate in adjustment
of tho difficulty Judge Day will set
forth In a note to Spain, to be car
ried to Madrid by Minister Woodford.
As a state paper It will rank with
Richard Olney's note to 'Salisbury on
the Monroe doctrine. Spain has shown'
l-erself powerless to master the diffi
culty alone. Left to her own resources
there is no other prospect than that of
Indefinite continuance of the war of
destruction. This war Is at our very
doors. It involves our commeice and
the intetests of many of our citizens.
Upon practical grounds, those of self
interest and self-preservation, as well
aH upon broad considerations of hu
manity, wo demand voice In the res
toration of peace. If Spain refuses, she
must take tho consequences, whatever
they prpvo to be. If she accepts, It will
be tho pleasure of the United States
to co-operate in teaching a solution of
tho problem consistent with the honor
and the dignity of Spain.
Onco admitted as; a Joint factor in
removing this blot from civilization,
any successful plan 'of settlement must
have the sanction of the United States.
As hereinbefore stated, no trivial
schemes of reform, no Insincere tricks
vlll bo acceptable. The solution must
he upon broad and strong lines, which
will mako for continued peace and pros
perity In Cuba, which will remove tho
danger of a renewal of thp rebellion,
with all ts harmful consequences to
tho United States. It must bo such a
solution as will be a guarantee of en
lightened government, of a reasonable
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