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SORANTOX, PAM THURSDAY MOIiNlNGr, JUNE 24, 1897.
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ON THE TREATY
The Hawaiian Affair Re
ferred to a Commit
tee of the Senate.
NO ACTION THIS SESSION
All Complications Will Be
The Work of Considering the Intcr
nntionnl Hearings of Annexation
Will Probably Prevent Action on
tlic Subject nt This Scssion--Scnntc
Committee Majority l'nvors tlio
Ticuty--.V Growl from the British
Washington, Juno 23. The Hawaiian
anexatlon treaty formed the principal
topic of consideration by the senate
committee on foreign relations at Its
brief session today. The treaty and ac
companying papers were read and re
ferred to a sub-committee, consisting of
Senators Foraker, Davis and Morgan,
with Instructions to Investigate the en
tire question and report to the full com
mittee. The papers read Included the
protest made by Japan against the an
nexation. The ducument did not call
out much comment, but all that was
ijald was of a character to Indicate
that the members of the committee did
not regard It as likely to lead to serious
complications, though requiring the
most respectful consideration.
The sub-commltte2 will consider all
the complications likely to grow out of
annexation. Including those referring
to the trade relation:) of the Islands.
This will Involve a study of Hawaii's
treaties with other countries. The In
quiry necessarily will require consider
able time, and no effort will be made by
the full committee to take up the sub
ject until the sub-committee shall be
able to report on all the details. The
realization of this fact haslod the mem
bers of the commutes to conclude that
It Is improbabla that the committee as
a whole will be able to pass upon the
subject during the .present session.
Comparatively little was said bear
ing upon th merits of the treaty at
today's meeting, but the few utter
ances that were heard sustained the
estimate' heretofore made of the com
plexion of the committee, namely, that
at least eight of the eleven members
would favor ratification. There is a
possibility that the number may be
Increased to nine.
ENGLAND AND HAWAII.
London, June 23. In the house of
commons tomorrow Ernest William
Beckett, conservative member of tho
Whitby division of the North Riding of
Yorkshire, will question the parliamen
tary secretary for the foreign office,
George N. Curzon, as to whether the
government is aware that "Queen
LUiuokalanl has been' deposed by a
Fmall body of Americans, who, with
out risht or title, have assumed sov
ereignty over Hawaii, and now, to save
themselves from the resentment of the
people, have requested the American
government to annex Hawaii, and
whether Great Britain proposes to al
low this most Important coaling station
to pass Into thp hands of the United
States without protest."
JOId Soldiers Will Doubtless Jlo ltcin
1 stntcd nt the Fhllndclphiii Mint.
Washington, June 23. Assistant Sec
retary Vanderllp returned today from
Philadelphia, where he went last Mon-
iy to investigate tno claims to re
instatement of a number of old sol-
drrs who wero dismissed from the
dvprnment mint In 1S94 for alleged
rtlsan reasons. The assistant secre-
" taiv heard the statements of the old
rulllers and came to the conclusion
thai many of them were wrongfully
cllmlssed. The matter was left for the
preAnt In the hands of Superintendent
Kretz, who will select about 20 of the
Tparu efficient of his present force for
dismissal In order that about that num
ber o old soldiers may be reinstated.
In About a week Mr. Kretz will re-
Iport tt the secretary his recommenda
tions which will be based upon instruc
tions given hln by Mr. Vanderllp.
BIG NAMES FILCHED,
(Alleged Co-Operative Art Society
Sailing Under Fnlto Colors.
Washington, Juno 23. Circulars of an
organization styling Itself the Nttlonal
Co-operative Society of American Art
naming Commissioner of Education
Harris as president, and Apostolic
Delegate Martlnelll, Chief Justice Pul
ler, General Miles, ex-PtesIdenls Cleve
land and Harrison, the present cabinet
'and well known financiers as udvlsory
directors, have given some annoyance
to Commlssloner'Harris, Mr. Cleveland
Commissioner Harris says the use of
I his name is entirely unwanunted; that
he specifically refused the Invitations
to be Identified with the enterprise and
that to his knowledge the usa of the
names of a number of others was unau
thorized, Ex-President Clevelanl has
also by writing .repudiated the use of
. his name.
SEA LA.K MISSINQ.
tircnt Anxiety nt Portsmouth for the
Nnfcty oltho Ship.
Portsmouth, Eng June 23. There Is
great anxiety here for the safety of the
training ship Sea Lark, which was to
have been here to toke part in tho naval
display in honor of the queen. The
ww consisted of forty-one officers and
3ty boys. The Sea Lark left Queen's
on the twelfth for Portsmouth,
18th she reported herself oft
Grimsby as somewhat dljaafcTj(Y
having been delay ctim.lKRi0K!us.
Since then nothlffaAKiVWBTiicard from
Lieutenant lizard, her commander,
Is among the recipients of jubilee pro
motion, having been raised to the rank
of commander. The boys of her crew
were recruited from the training ship
Caledonia, to which the Sea Lark serv
ed as a tender,
PROGRESS ON TARIFF.
Tlio Senate Completes tlio Para
graph of the Wool Schedule.
Washington, June 23. After1 a con
test lasting throughout to-day, the sen
ate completed the paragraphs of the
wool schedule relating to raw wool and
advanced Into the features relating to
manufactured woolen goods. The day
was devoted largely to a discussion ot
the effect of tariff rates In the price ot
wool and the speeches were on tcchln
cal lines In the main.
At one point, Mr. Hoar diverted the
discussion by a reference to William J,
Bryan's opposition to the tariff. This
brought Senators Mantle and Allen and
Stewart to the defense of Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Teller was drawn Into the contro
versey and in a few remarks warned
his former Republican associates that
their hopes of prosperity from this bill
would be blasted.
Mr. Quay made a strong effort to
have the house advalorerrn rates on
third class wool adopted 'but he was
defeated 19 41. The committee rates
were then agreed to, viz: Four cents
per pound on third class wool valued
at 10c. or less per pound and seven
cents per pound on third class wool
valued above 10c. per pound.
The schedule was completed up to
paragraph 364 relating to cloths, knit
Early In the day Mr. Allen, Populist,
Nebraska, rising to a question of per
sonal privilege made a sweeping denial
of published charges that William J.
Brynn had contributed $1,500 to the
Populist cause In order to effect fu
sion. ENGLAND'S GRATITUDE.
London Newspapers All Gratified by
Kindly American Comments
on the Jubilee.
London, June 23. All the London
newspaper?, from the Times downward,
express the greatest gratification at he
kindly comments of the American
newspapers on the queen's jubilee and
at the vivid accounts of the celebration
contained in the newspapers of the
The Times referring editorially to the
presence of United States troops at the
jubilee review in Ottawa, says: "The
news of this incident will be hailed with
satisfaction throughout the length and
breadth of the empire. They, too, are
of our blood, speak our tongue and un
derstand, as ive understand, the bless
ing of civil and tellglous liberty under
strong Intelligent government. They
have attained It by means different
from ours; but that does not prevent
them from Joining us, at the bottom of
their hearts, In the prayer, "God Save
EXECUTION OF LOPEZ.
Ho Wns Classed as nn Insurgent In
cendiary. Havana, June 23. An official dis
patch from Matanzas announces that
Herman Glide Lopez, classed as an In
surgent incendiary, has been executed
there by shooting. The queen regent
has pardoned Pedro Diaz Rodriguez, an
Insurgent who was under sentence of
death In the castle of San Sevcdlno,
Ofllclal advices from CamaguanI con
firm the report that Juan Casola, an
Important local Insurgent leader, was
killed In a recent engagement between
the Insurgents and the Spanish troops.
Captain General Weyler arrived at
Clenfuegos last night by train from
Sagua La Grande.
ILLUSTRATED HIS DOWNFALL.
Tom Dclk, the Outlnw Who Wns
Hanged, Left n Drawing in Cell.
Zebulon, Go., June 23. Sheriff Mll
nor of Pike county, In accordance with
Tom Delk's request, did not disturb
the effects of the outlaw until today,
vfien there was found in the cell he occu
rlcd a crude drawing representing the
things wlhlch contributed to his down
fall, in the cartoon young men were
seen playing cards at a table. Below
was Inscribed these words in Delk'e
"Beware of wine, women and cardi.
This Is my last message to all my
The sketch was accompanied by a
Negroes Murdered by Kicknpoo.
iMonclova, Coahulla, Alex., June 23.
Ward was was iccelvcd here today from
San Fedio, In this state, that the Klcka
poo Indians, wIo occupy a reservation
near therj, have killed two members of
the negro colony who live on land adjoin
ing the reservation. The negroes are de
termined to revenge tho double murder,
and a conflict Is feared.
Arrested for Forgery.
New York, June 23.-C. N, Fagenbush,
said to bo a real estate broker of Den
ver, l in custody here accused of forger
ies by which It Is alleged ho obtained
$8,000 from people In Denver. Fagen
bush sayB that transaction In questions
were legitimate and lie professes a will
ingness to return to Colorado without
waiting for an extiadltlon warrant.
Fireman Fatally Iliirncil,
Buffalo. N. Y June 23. By the bursting
of a tube of the toller In tho Droczel
House, .today, James Martin", a fireman,
was fatally burr.ed and Engineer Thomas
Smith and Astlstant Fireman Albert
Truder were severely injured.
Small Dclnu'uro Punch Crop.
Brldgevltle, Del., Jure 23. T. N. Mills.
special agent of the Delaware railroad,
will shortly Issue his annual peach crop
estimate, which will show that thero is a
decidedly small crop of peaches on thn
Peninsula this year,
Nous of Ocean Steamships.
ICinsale, June 23. Passed: Hteamer
Campania, New York for Liverpool
Dover, June 28. I'csted: Nedcrland,
Philadelphia for Antwerp,
Dover, June . Ptfsed: Pennsylvania,
Antwerp end PalMdslphUt.
Tbcy Are Grateful for the Hospitality
GLIMPSE AT STEEL INDUSTRIES
Nearly Every iUcmbcruf tho Pnrty In
n Stnte of Perplexity Over tho Nu
merous Letters Itccoivcd from Man
ufacturers Culling Attention to
Their Goods nnd Odorlng Prlco
Pittsburg, June 23. When tho Pan
American commercial tourists were
told that the clouds which rolled out
to meet their special train as It neared
Pittsburg this evening were from tho
fires of forge and furnace, they rejoic
ed. There ha been much smoke In
their travels thus far, but they want
more of It to be f:om factory chimneys
and less from banquet-board cigars.
They nro grateful for the overwhelm
ing hospitality accorded them every
where, but their mission Is a business
one and they want It understood.
Pittsburg has their meaning thor
oughly. That Is clear from the quick,
vigorous greeting it has already ex
tended and from the "continuous per
formance" programme arranged for
the two days stay here.
The South Americans found their
splendidly appointed special awaiting
thjm when It came' time to leave New
Haven, nnd tho hospitable Yankees
last midnight. Of course, they were all
tired and promptly sought their berths.
At Philadelphia, where several of the
party had left their families, there was
a flve-mlnute reunion this mornlnar,
arid after souvenirs had been unloaded
and good-byes wild, "westward ho!"
was the cry ot the men from the south
At the Quaker City, Dr. William P.
Wilson, director of the Philadelphia
commercial museum, under whose aus
pices the tour Is being made, Joined
From the observation car In the rear
of the train the delegates had an op
portunity to view tin? magnificent
mountain scenery of Pennsylvania. As
the cars wound swiftly through tho
Alleghenles, they could find few words
to express their notions of tho gran
deur of the view, but simply sat in
Pittsburg business tand hospitality
began at Altoonu. Committees led by
Mayor Ford, of Pittsburg; Mayor
Greyer, of Allegheny, and President
lilnkley, of the chamber of commerce,
boarded the train and made speeches
to the visitors. They all told them
what" thev thought of Pittsburg and
what their hearers would think of 'it
when they got through with it. The
great iron and steel Industries of this
rart of tho state were of course dwelt
upon, and then everybody mingled
with everybody else, and, the hosts
pointed out places of interest, such as
horse-shoe curve and Johnstown, the
scenes of beauty and disaster.
Tonight tho delegates were permitted
to rest at the Hotel Llncoln.where they
will be housed while here, but early in
the morning work will begin in car
nest. Nearly every member of the party la
In a state of perplexity over tho nu
merous letters received from manufac
turers, calling attention to their goods
and offering price' lists, etc. So today
they resolved to Issue a general order
that all these letters will be preserved
and answered at tho end of the tour.
JOINED THE "HOLY ROLLERS."
Three Weeks of It Brought Young
Hrndlcy to Nervous Prostration.
Rochester, June 23. About three
weeks ago John Bradley, tho 15-year-old
son of Mrs. Alice Bradley, a Roches
ter writer of some prominence, Joined
a band of cranks in Ontario county
known as the Holy Rollers. He Is now
with relatives In South Dansvllle on the
verge of nervous prostration. The Holy
Rollers have a camp at Bristol Springs,
near Canandalgua Lake. Young Brad
ley fell In with W. L. A. Eastman and
Emma Chase, two leaders of the band,
while stopping with relatives, and was
soon converted to the Holy Roller faith.
He left his relatives and began exhort
ing at the camp.
People listened in wonder to his de
nunciation of wickedness and the sel
fishness of the life they were living.
All the Holy Rollers believed that the
boy was Inspired, and his fame spread
far and wide. About ten days ago his
mother learned of what he was doing,
and she at once began to take steps to
get him away from the Holy Rollers.
She finally succeeded In her purpose,
but only after It had been decided to
go to Bristol Springs with an ofllcer
and take the young enthusiast away by
force. The Holy Rollers have been
operating in Ontario county for some
time. They preach a hell of real brim
stone. Y0UNQ WOMAN'S CURIOUS DEATH.
Fnlntcd In n Itatti Tub nnd Wns
Bridgeport, Conn., June 23. Miss
Maria RIggs, of Sprlngdale, N. Y., was
found dead In a bathtub this morning.
She was a teacher In the high school.
The body was submerged, with the
head hanging over the edge of the tub.
Death was caused by strangulation.
She had fainted, and her throat rest
ing on tho edge of the tub cut off res
RAN WILDCAT FOR MILES.
A Car nnd Cabooso Dnsli Down the
Track with Itrnkomnn Asleep.
Cumberland, Md., June 28. A pecul
iar accident occured near Williams sta
tion on the Pittsburg division of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad, eighteen
miles north of Cumberland, yesterday
afternoon. Some freight shifting was
being done at the brick works, and a
car of llmo and a caboose which were
left standing on tho track In some
way got started on the grade and ran
the whole distance Into Cumberland,
wherq some ono boarded the car and
put down tho brakes. There was a
flagman on the cars and the engineer
blew for down brakes, but tho flag
man acknowledged that he wus
asleep, and made tho wild flight with
out being awakened.
Tho engtnneer detached his engine
nnd started after tho runaway, but
when rounding a curve ono-half mile
this side of Williams Station tho en
gine jumped the track and ploughed
It for some distance. No ono was
hurt. It was almost miraculous that
the cars running wild could go near
ly eighteen miles without accident. A
work-train along tho line had been
sidetracked only a few minutes before.
KANSAS' BALL OF FIRE.
It Wns Shaped Liko n Ilnrrrl nnd
Shocked Mnny Persons.
Wichita, Kan., June 23f-Wlth a flash
that lighted up the clty.1L ball of whlto
fire shot across the city last night. The
flash seemed about the size and shape
of a barrel, stiff blazes flared out from
the sides, and followed. Tho streets
became as light as day. In the north
west and hung burned t6 a bright coal
and dropped on down to the horizon,
after which was heard a sharp and
heavy report that rumbled like distant
thunder for fully a minute.
George Daisy, who was driving two
miles northwest of town, was severely
shocked, and his horse was knocked to
the ground. People ran out on the
streets In excited crowds. It was seen
at other places.
WOMEN IN A PANIC.
Exciting Scenes at a Fire In New York.
Seven Story Building
New York, June 13. Fire that caused
a loss of $250,000 and called out most
of the firemen of the city broke out
this afternoon in a large seven story
building at tho northeast corner cf
Greenwich and Lalght streets. The
flames taxed the firemen to their ut
most and the interior of the building
Tho first floor nnd basement were
occupied by the wholesale wine and
liquor firm of Dreyfus & Co., and from
thi second floor' to the roof, R. 12.
DIetz & Co., carried on the manufac
ture of metal lamps, lanterns, oil and
How the fire started Is not known.
l. broke out on the third floor in a
small storage room. The first lntlniu
tlcn was at 1:35 p. m., when the au
tomatic fire signal sounded. Tnen
3mokc was seen coming out of the
storage room and the alarm was given
to the workmen nnd women in the
The younc womeii" -became panic
stricken. A number of girls were at
the windows of the third and fourth
floors at this time, screaming and
threatening to Jump but the firemen
succeeded in getting all of the women
out. The flre spread with alarming
rapidity and soon the building was
destroyed. It was said that the fire had
Its origin in an overheated gas stove
but the report could not bo confirmed.
ROMANCE OF MILDRED SMITH.
Daughter of Wealthy Parents Weds n
Poor Snlvatiou Army .linn.
Webster City, Iowa, June 23. That
love will And a way was demonstrated
in the romantic marriage In this city
today of Miss Mildred Smith, aged IS,
and Melvln A. Mann, 22 years old. The
bride Is a graduate of the school for
tho blind at Vinton. She was reared
with every advantage that money
could bestow, and after taking a mu
sical course at that school she returned
to her home InMhls city.
Shortly afterward, while passing
down the street in a carriage with her
mother, Miss Smith was attracted to
a member of the Salvation Army, who
wai kneeling In prayer on the street.
The carriage was stopped, and after
the prayer thoglrl did nothing but talk
of the wonderful voice of tho young
man. Unknown to her parent?, she
later visited the Salvation Army and
occasionally played the organ in the
barracks. There she met tho man
whose voice she adored and a long
courtship followed. ,
Mr. Smith, tho father of the girl,
soon, however, learned of the attach
ment of Mildred for the Salvation
Army man, and forbade her ever again
speaking to him. The Influence of tho
friends of Miss Smith was also secured
by her parents to break up the attach
ment, but all to no purpose. De
spite everything that could bo done the
child of wealthy parents was today
secretly wedded to the member of the
The parents of Miss Smith have not
yet outlined their future couise in tho
matter. Mann is at present working
In a creamery at Blalrsburg, and has
taken his wife there.
Another Pardon Recommended.
Harrlsburg, June 23. Edward Welsh, of
Columbia, servlrg six years and slc
months in tho Eastern penitentiary, was
tonight recommended to Govornor Hast
ings for a pardon owing to 111 health. The
pardon board met today and heard argu
ments in several other cases. Welsh's
was tho only case In which there was a
Norwegian Dark Wrecked.
London, Juno 23. From mall advices
from Port Natal It Is learned that when
tho Norwegian bark Trygvo, Captain
Isaksen, from Darten via Bermuda for
Port Natal, was wrecked at the mouth of
tho Slnquasi river Juno 9, as previously
reported. The cnptaln and six of the
crew were drowned.
Divorce for Agnes Stetson,
New York, June 23. Agnes Stcston to
day obtained a decree of dlvoreo from her
husband, John B. Stetson, tho well known
hotel manager on the giound of adultery.
Mrs. Stetson vas formerly Silts Agnes
Hamphlll, cf Philadelphia. She was
granted alimony and permitted to reiumo
her maiden name.
Drowtied in tho Mohawk.
Canajoharie, New York, Juno 23. Clar
ence Iroland, 17 years old, James Chris
tian and James Patton, each 11 years old,
were drowned In tho Mohawk river today.
The boys lived at Palatlno Bridge, and
with Henry Shafer, 15 years old, wrnt
bathing In the river. Bhafer was the only
ono of the party who was rescued.
Actor n Wifo llcntcr.
Chicago, June 23. E. J. Ratcllffe, an ac
tor, was ariested today on a telegram
from New York charged with wife beat
ing. RatcllfTo'ti wife Is said to be in a
critical condition as tho result of his
abuse of her.
No Opposition In the Republican Conven
tion of Ohio.
MUCH SYMPATHY FOR THE CUBANS
The Platform Prniscs the McKlnlcy
Administration, Scnntors Iliinnn
nnil Fornkcr, nnd Denounces tho
Vitintion of tho Spirit of tlio Civil
Sorvico Act by Sir. Cleveland.
Toledo, Juno 23. With the contest for
tho chairmanship settled so decisively
yestcrday.ln favor of Major Charles P.
W. Dick and the cntlro Hanna slate,
tio Ohio Republican convention pro
ceeded promptlyat 10 o'clock this morn
ing with tho usual business. The re
port on credentials was adopted with
out opposition, as It made' no material
difference In the control of the con
vention. The temporary organization,
with ex-Governor C. II. Grosvenor in
the chair, was made the permanent or
ganization, and the reports of other
committees were readily disposed of.
More than the usual interest was
taken in tho resolutions and the com
mittee was in session all night trying
to frame tho platform so as to prevent
a contest In the convention on tho civil
service, Cuban and other resolutions.
Chairman Kurtz had Intended leav
ing last night after his defeat, but he
did not get awny then. He did not at
tend tho convention yesterday or to
day, and left at noon for Columbus.
During the day thero were conferences
between Senator Hanna and Governor
Bushnell, and the question of a new
man for the state chairmanship was
The following platform was adopted:
Tho Republicans of Ohio rejolco in tho
magnificent vlctcry of last year, whereby
the people of the United States ovcr
whelmlrgly decided In favor of an honest
dollar and a cht nee to earn It and eleetud
aa president that bplendld son of Ohio,
William (McKlnley. The platform upon
which that victory was won declares the
true principles and policy of the Repub
lican party. To all the declarations of
that platform we pledge anew our alle
giance, and unqualifiedly commend tho
president end congress for their wise and
statesmanlike execution of its pledges.
The Republican ptrty has always been
the friend of the downtrodden and op
pressed, and has always deeply sympa
thized with the struggle of any people for
Independence. We extend our symputhy
to the patriots of Cuba In their efforts to
achieve freedom from Spanish cruelty
an.d oppression, and hope that tho day of
their dellveianc.e Is near at hand. . We
commend the course of the president and
express our confidence in his speedy and
patriotic disposition of the Cuban ques
tion in accordance with wise statesman
ship ana a firm and vigorous foreign pol
icy. PENSION AND CIVIL SERVICE.
Wo denounce tho vitiation ot the spirit
of tho civil service act by President
Cleveland In those orders which extended
Its operation beyond Its purpose and In
tent, and demand such revocation of or
ders or modification of the law as will
accomplish Its manifest purpose.
We commend reforms inaugurated In
tho pension buieau under tho present
administration, and regard them an earn
est of the sincerity of our pledges to the
veterans of the republic, which we hero
renew, of a watchful care and recognition
and enforcement of their Just claims upon
a grateful people.
We favor the passage by congress of
such a law as will provide a national
board ot arbitration to secure, so far as
possible the adjustment and settlement
of such differences as may arise between
corporations engaged In Interstate com
merce and their employes. Faithfully wed
ded to tho principles of protection, wc de
mand for the wool growers of Ohio such
ample protection for wool us shall speed
ily Inereaso American flocks sufficiently
to supply all American needs.
We Indorse tho wise, faithful and sat
isfactory administration of Governor
Bushnell, nnd congratulate the people of
tho state upon the financial condition of
their commonwealth, which demonstrates
that the legislative power of the state Is
economically and honestly exorcised by
a Republican legislature. Wc promise a
contlnuanca of biennial sessions; such
legislation us may be necessary to remedy
the present Inequalities of taxation; tho
making of only such appropilatlons as
may properly be required for tho needs
of our rapidly growing state; and tha
avoidance of unnecessary fcpeclal legis
lation, believing that the Republican Idea
of home rulo Is best subserved by leaving
tho broadest possible powers of local gov
ernment with the people.
THANKS FOR HANNA AND FORAK'KR
The success of the Republican party
will insure the advantages of better
schools, better roads and all thoso prog
ressive Ideas which keep Ohio at tho head
of the sisterhood of states.
Tho thanks of the people of this state
are duo to Senutors Foraker und Hanna
for their splendid efforts during the pres
ent session of congress, and we congmtu
lato tho people on their representation In
the United States senate. ,
Desiring to continue such representa
tion, and appreciative of his services to
tho party and to the people of the stato
and nation, and his eminent and proven
fltnes for the position, wo lmlorso tho
candidacy of tho Honorable Marcus A.
Hanna for United States senator to suc
ceed himself, nnd pledge tho support of
the party In the rext general assembly to
his election to both the short and long
Nominations were then made as fol
lows: Governor, Asa W, Bushnell;
lieutenant-governor, A. W. Jones; su
preme judge, Jacob P. Burkettj attor
ney general, Frunk Monnett; state
treasurer, Samuel Campbell.
LUETGERT CASE EXPERIMENTS.
Testimony of a Chemist in the Hn
bens Corpus Proceedings.
Chicago, 111., June 23. Prof. Mark
Delafontalne, tho chemist, was the ex
peit witness for tho state in the Luet
gert habeas corpus case today. He
produced bottles of the mixture found
In tho vat in which Mrs. Luetgert's
body Is said to havo been destroyed,
and discussed the destroying qualities
of the chemicals with which ho had
He also produced the bits of bone
found in the vat, but admitted on
cross-excminutlon, 4hnt he could not
tell whether they were human "hones.
Counsel for Luetgert brought out a
fragment of a corset, several hulrulns,
a plepo of a wrapper which had be
longed to Mrs. Luetgert, a handker
chief with her namo on it and several
other articles, all ot which were han
ded to tho witness. Judge Vincent
said all the articles had been boiled for
three and one-half hours In a 15 per
cent, mixture of oaustlo potash, and
tho witTrMs was asked to tell the court
whether tho articles could not all bo
identified without any trouble. The
professor said they could, and that tho
name ot Mrs. Luetgert could still bo
seen on tho handkerchief.
IOWA'S HAPPY FAMILY.
Populists, Democrats anil Silver Re
Des Moines, In., Juno 23. The Dem
ocrats state convention adjourned this
evening, having completed its work.
The two allied conventions, tho Sil
ver Republicans and Populists com
pleted their work slightly In ud
vance. The threo factions agreed on
one platform, with free silver as the
main Idea. The ticket will be placed
on the ojllclal ballot under Vjt name
"Democrat." The ticket is as follows:
Governor F. E. White, Democrat.
Lieutenant Governor B. A. Plummer,
Judge of Supjremo Court L. G. Klnne,
Railroad Commissioner S. B. Grain,
Superintendent of Industrial J. P.
Rhlnehart, Sliver Republican.
MURDER IN INDIA.
British Lieutenant and a Plague Com
missioncr Shot While Leaving
a Jubilee Reception.
Bombay, Juno 23. As Mr. Rand, a
plague commissioner, and Lieutenant
Ayerst were leaving the governor's te
ceptlon at Ganeshkind yesterday even
ing, held In honor of the queen's Jub
ilee, a natlvo who was hidden behind
seme' trees shot both the offlers men
tioned. Lieutenant Ayerst died of the
wounds received and the condition cf
Commissioner Rand Is most serious.
There Is no doubt that the shooting
of Messrs. Ayerst and Rand was con
nected with the recent attempted agi
tation among the natives. Numbers of
seditious placards havo been posed
about tho city and many leaflets hove
been distributed denouncing the Jub
ilee and saying that none but demoni.
would celebrate tho queen's Jubilee
when famine, earthquake and plague
prevailed, and while temples were be
ing; polluted by the plague officials.
FAIR LIMBS WERE STRONGER.
A Young Womnn Pcdnls Uncle with
nn Exhniistcd Escort.
Elizabeth, N. J., June 23. Frederick
Atwood, a well-known young man, la
being unmercifully guyed by his wheel
ing friends over tho sorry figure he cut
the other day.
At'wood Invited Miss Edna Hazleton
to a 50-mile ride on a tandem. She ac
cepted. When within a few miles of
Morrlstown Atwood gave out complete
ly. Ho begged Miss Hazleton to let
him dismount and go home on the car.
She was Indignant, refused to do it
and kept her place until she saw At
wood was really exhausted. Then she
changed seats and allowed Atwxod to
put his feet on the coasters, while she
did all ll.ie pedaling. She got Atwood
home In safety.
FIGHT WITH BURGLARS.
Residents of Fnlls Junction Chnso
Robbers with Shotguns.
Cleveland, O., Juno 2. A running
fight between villagers and burglars oc
curred at Falls Junction this morning.
The burglars broke Into the office of the
Austin Powder company and blew open
the safe. The residents heard the ex
plosion and arming themselves with
shot guns opened fire upon them.
Dozens of shots were exchanged and
the burglars finally escaped by taking
horses from a neighboring pasture.
One of the burglars was badly wounded,
COL. RIPPLE CONFIRMED.
Other Appointments Ratified by tho
Washington, June 23. The senate to
day confirmed the following nomina
tions: To be United States Consul Hilary
S Brunot, of Pennsylvania, at St.
Postmasters Pennsylvania, James
Blannlng, Wllllamstown; J. M. Hen
derson, at Etna; E. H. Ripple, at Scran
ton. Tho Herald's Weather Forccnst.
New York, Juno 23. In tho middle
states and New England, today, fair
weather will prevail with fresh and light
southerly to southwesterly winds and
slightly higher temperature on the sea
board, preceded by local rain on tho west
ern and northern districts of this section,
On Friday, In both of these sections, fair,
slightly warmer weather and light south
erly winds will rrevall.
Cnptnin Kingsbury Demi.
New York, Juno 23. Captain George W.
Kingsbury, United States army, died at
his home In Clifton Springs, N. Y., yester
day, aged 5G years.
Collector Kilbrcth Dcnd.
New York, Juno 23. James T. Kllbreth,
collector of tho port of Ntw York, died
tonlgth at Southampton, Long Island. He
had been II for somo time with pneumonia.
THE NEWS THIS JI0KNINU.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Senato Committee Will In
vestigate Hawaiian Annexation.
Governor Bushnell Renominated in
ran-Amerlcans Invade Pittsburg.
Royal Arcanum at Harvey's Lake.
2 Sports Scrar.ton Wins tho Third from
Eastern National and Atlantis League
3 States Senate Defeats the Criminal
Amateur Bust) Ball.
5 Story-'Tho White Thread."
6 Local Evidence All Heard in Von
7 Looal A Day cf Many Marriages,
Mysterious Death of Alfred Emery.
8 Local West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenings.
Financial and Commercial,
Hundreds Join the Royal
Arcanum in a Good
One Was Delivered by Su
preme Orator Langfltt.
Ho Wns Followed by Attorney A. J.
Colborn, Who Spoke on " Virtue,
JWorcy, Chnrity," tlio Watchwords
of tho Itoynl Arcnnum--IIis Ad
dress Wns n Very Thoughful nnd In
teresting i:irort--CommIttecs Hint
Woro in Charge of tho AlfalrDnr
Unmurrcd by Accident of Any Hind.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Harvey's Lake, Jnuo 23. The menr
bers of the Royal Arcanum, to
gether with their wivec and famil
ies and friends, numbering all told
3,000, assembled and celebrated In a
royal manner the twentieth anniver
sary of tho order.
They came from as far north a9
Honesdale and from as far as Whlto
Haven on the south. The councils
represented were Archbald, No. 1143;
SUPREMIB ORATOR LANGFITT.
Scranton, No. 923; Honesdale, 925;
Pittston, No. 134; White Haven, No.
371; Lackawanna (West Scranton)
No. 1133; Carbondale, No. 924; ABhley,
No. 1418; Electric City (South Side) No.
1341; Mountain Top, 402. Besides these
thero were representatives from other
councils In process of formation in this
Scranton with its u-ual liberality
contributed tho greater part of the at
tendance, fully thirteen hundred peo
ple from this city and Immediately
adjacent places being In the throng.
Wilkes-Barre sent a six-car crowd
on the excursion and smaller crowds
on the succeeding morning and after
noon trains. The lower end of tho
county where the order is especially
strong was not as largely represent
ed as was counted upon, scarcely 200
people coming up on the train which
started from Whlto Haven.
GOING TO THE LAKE.
Ilhe asvnt of the mountain was
made with two trains, tho ono carry
ing the excursionists from tho north
and tho other bearing the Wyoming
Valley people and their neighbors from
the "lower regions." The ride of
nineteen miles from Wllkes-Barro
to the lake, as all who have had the
pleasure of experiencing It will agree,
was a most delightful one. Tfhrough a
winding chasm and then along tho
mountain top, passing In view of a
variety of scenery that Is possible pre
sented no wljere else in such a short
journey, the excursionist Is carried nt a
lively rate despite the grade and al
most constant succession of curves,
until of a sudden the silvery bosom
of Shawanese breaks on tiho view.
Then one Is permitted to breathe air
from a strata 1,900 feet above New
York city and feast his gaze upon tho
largest and unquestionably one of the
most beautiful bodies of water In
the state of Pennsylvania.
As the bulk of the excursionists were
Arcanumlsts and as Arcanumlst3
the country over, are brothers, It was
not long before everybody had shak
en hands with everybody else and
sociability reigned supreme.
Bauer's and Alexander's bands, al
ternating and occasionally Joining in
concert and dance music, tho steamers
and row boats, bicycle paths and car
riage drives, fishing and all tho other
sports and amusements, tho picnic
grounds, tho lake and its surroundings
afford gave tho pleasure seekers no
end of enjoyment.
At 1.30 o'clock after everybody had
refreshed themselves at lunch stands,
eating houses, hotels or from tho fam
ily lunch basket, which was tho most
popular of all, the commemorative ex
ercises were begun. They occurred In
the dancing pavilion and despite the
thousand and ono other attractions
the spacious pavilion was taxed to ac
comodate those who listened to them,
EXERCISES OP THE DAY.
Attorney A. J. Colborn, of this city,
wns tho chairman. After an overture
"Morning, Noon and Nlghl" by the
combined bands, Attorney Joseph A.
Langfltt, of Pittsburg, supremo orator
of tho order, was Introduced. Mr.
Langfltt won his position because of
his eloquonco and wit. Wi exercised
little of this gift, howover, in his speech
yesterday, for as ho explained hlmselt
it would be undignified for the supremo
orator of Royal Arcanum of America
to crack Jokes or tell stories and as
ho came purposely to talk "shop" ha
did not attempt to display much elo
quence. Ills speech in tho main was a
discussion ot a contemplated change
in the system of Insurunca assessments,
tr-r 'r "
Continued on Pago 6.)