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SCBANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JULY G, 1897.
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GALA DAY AT
. The Fourth Celebrated by
the Laying of a Cor
FOR A NEW CITY BUILDING
U. S. Senator William E.
Cily Ollicinls of High Degree from tlic
Kmpiro nml Kcystono Slates Wit
ness the Exercises in Charge of tlic
Gtaud Lodge ot .Masons of tho Stale
of New Vork--Thc Electric Delega
tion, Accompanied !y the Anthracite
Glee Club, Crentcs n Fnvornblc Im
pression Upon the Residents of tho
Parlor City Banquet At the Hotel
Bennett, Fnutnstii-s, llicjcle l'a
rndu and Other Features ofthc Day.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Blnghnmton, July 5. The corner
stone of the handsome city hall the
Parlor city contemplates erecting was
laid this afternoon with imposing cere
monies w hlch were In charge of the
grand lodge of Masons of the State of
New York. A featuie of the exercises
was a forceful and eloquent address
by United States Senator William E.
Mason of Illinois, whoso voice was so
often heard In the senate when the Cu
ban resolution was under discussion re
cently. City olllclals of a number of cities of
New York and Pennsylvania came here
to assist the olllclals of Binghamton In
ptoperly celebrating the occasion. Up
to this time Binghamton had not In
dulged In the luxury of a city building
and natuially her Inhabitants look up
on this as a momentuous and Impor
tant occasion in the history of their
municipality. Among the cities that
sent big delegations were liuffalo, El
mira, Albany, 'VYHUamsport, Wllkes
Barre and Scranton. All the cities and
towns within a radius of seventy-five
jnlles were also prominently represent
ed at the gathering.
Natty little John Palmer, secretary of
state of New York, came over from his
home In Rochester to join In the fes
tivities, Although he wore a high hat
Waldorf coat and incidentals pertain
ing to such an outfit, he was quite the
coolest looking man on the platform
where the exercises were conducted and
that was the warmest place in Blng
hamton today. While the exercises
were in progress the thermometer kept
persistently even with the 100 mark.
Mr. Palmer Is such a boyish looking
individual that one would never sus
pect that he has a long and brilliant
army tecord. In contrast with Pal
mer's coolness were the rivulets of
sweat that course down the round face
of Timothy L. Woodruff, New York's
youthful looking lieutenant, whose
boom for mayor of Greater New York
so quicklv and luglorlously collapsed.
Mr. Woodruff's attire was that of the
seashore college man, but even with
the assistance of a big palm leaf fan he
could not keep cool or anything ap
proaching It. Mayor Green of Blng
liamton, who was chairman, looked af
ter the exercises were over, as If he
had Just emerged from a Turkish bath
Scranton had one ot the largest and
most Imposing delegations sent by any
city. The city olllclals and their invited
guests arrived here about 11 o'clock and
marched to tho site of the new city
hall where they rested under the grate
ful shade of some magnificent old elm3
until the exercises were ready to be
gin. Then th"y wero escorted to seats
on tho grand stand overlooking the
platform where the exercises were con
ducted. In the Scranton party were:
city Treasurer C. G. lioland, Street
Commissioner A. U. Dunning, City En
gineer Joseph T. Phillips, City Solicitor
James H. Torrey, Assistant City Solic
itors D. J. Davis and C. A. Battenberg,
K. J. Beamish, Mayor Uailey's private
secretary; E. Elsele and Chailes Ro
r, assistant city controllers; Building
Inspector John Nelson, Assistant City
Clctk Evan Mortis, Assistant City
Treasurer P. J. Ruane, Select Council
men Flnley Ross, W. J. Thomas, R. II.
Williams, M. E. Clark, P. P. McCann.
11. T. Fellows, Adam Schroeder, M. J.
Burns, Edward Frable; Common
Councllmen D. II. iteese, P. F, Gordon,
J. J. Orler, Simon Thomas, J. H. Walk
er, John E. Regan, M. F. Gilroy, John
.1. Flanaghan, James Molr, Philip
AVIrth, Morgan Sweeney, T. B. Jackson,
I. J. Nealls, Joseph Oliver, J. J. Noone,
It. J. Sheridan, Thomas Norton; ex
Common Councllmen George WIrth and
J. W. McLean; School Controllers John
Gibbons, Benson Davis and John De
vanney; Dr. C. M. Bitterly of the lire
department; P. W. Gallagher, ex
Renutor M. E. McDonald and represen
tatives of tho press. The Scrantonlans
wero accompanied by tho Anthracite
Glee club of the West Side who sang
lit the station immediately after the ar
rival of the train nnd again at the city
hall site before the exercises began,
and while they wero in progress. Tho
member of the Glee party are:
Leader W. W. Evans.
First tenors-Thomas Wllllums, Roland
ThomaB. William Reese, David RlclmrdB,
Milium Davis, Evan Davis, Daniel
Jones, F.bentzer Evans.
Se0.1?!! tenorb-Saniuel Davis, William
R. Williams, John Phillips, LowU Wat
cyn. 7mk S"W',W' Kvan8' Joseih P.
Phlllpi. Thonr.ag m. Watkliis, Evan Miles,
Will Jones, Thomas Marshall.
Second tenors-Richard Thomas. Thos.
p. Lynns, Edward Lord, William Thomas,
Levi Morris, Hurry Morgan. Edwin Moses,
John H. Powr'.l, Harry Acker.
Secretary and manager-William Fowler.
The parade which preceded tho lay
ing of tho corner stone was con
side! ably smaller than It would
have been had the weather been
less torrid hut It was a very
sightly nnd Imposing demonstra
tion, nevertheless. There was a liberal
sprlnkltnlg of decorations all along the
line of march. The militia, fire com
panies nnd civic societies of Bingham
ton comprised the bulk of the parnde.
Only a few of the organizations In line
came from outside of the city.
LAYING THE CORNER STONE.
At 1 p. m. tho exercises Incident to
the laying of the corner stone wns
opened by Mayor Green. A large chor
us of members of the New York state
MubIc Teachers' association now hold
ing a convMitlon In this city, sang
"America" and Rev. James II. La
Roche, rector of Trinity Memorial
church of this city, offered prayer. An
address on the significance of the cer
emonies wns delivered by William A.
Southerland, Grand Master Mason, of
New Yotk state. The oration of the
dny was delivered by United States
Senator William E. Mason, after the
corner stone was laid. The first bene
diction was pronounced by Rev. Ward
Sutherland, of Oxford, N. Y., chap
lain of the Grand Lodge of that state.
Tho following selections were sung
by the Anthracite Glee club, of Scran
ton, while 'the exercises were In pro
gress: "Becker's March," "America,"
nnd "Comrades nt Arms."
At oclock In the nfternoon a ban
quet was served nt the Hotel Bennett
to tho visiting city olllclals. Addresses
were delivered by a number of those
present nnd several selections were
rendered by the Anthracite Glee club.
The Scranton visitors were guests
of Mayor Green who left nothing un
done for their comfort during the day.
During the afternoon a fantastic bi
cycle parnde crented much merriment
along tho line of march and nt 7.30
there vos a concert nt Court House
square by tjie bands that participated
In tho parade. There weie over one
hundred musicians playing under one
At 8.30 began the most beautiful
pyrotechnic exhibition that Blngham
ton has ever seen. The fire works grand
stand was at Court House square, and
many of the set pieces were very beau
tiful. THE CITY HALL.
At a special election held on March
24, 1S9S, the people of Dlnghamton de
cided to build a city hall and a prop
erty on Collier street near Court street
was purchased for that purpose. Across
the street the foundation of the new
Broome county court house is being
laid to take the place of the ancient
structure destroyed by fire some time
ago. The proposed city hall will be
of the French Renaissance style of
architecture and will be five stories In
height. Light buff Indiana lime
stone is to be used principally In the
erection of the building, which will be
modern and up to date in all of its
appointments. J. F. M.
Grover Cleveland's Letter Is Greeted
with Hisses, While Billy Bryan's
Name Is Applauded.
New York. July 5. Independence
day was celebrated by Tammany hall
In Its usUal fashion today The wig
wams capacity on the main floor was
taxed but there were vacant seats in
Civil Justice Wauhope Lynn read
the Declaration of Independence.
Grnnd Sachem Feltner mnde a irlef
opening address, and then the letters
of regret were read by Secretary Mc
Gouldrlck. When the letter from Grover Cleve
land wns read, his name was greeted
with hisses. It' was said that a dele
gation from the progressive Demo
cratic league was present to hiss all
tho gold men.
Brynns letter was loudly cheered.
During the speech-making James D.
Richardson, of Tennessee, one of tho
speakers, made an allusion in his open
ing to Grover Cleveland as the man
with whom the Democrats had been
twice successful in the nation. The
name of Cleveland was slightly ap
plauded but loudly hissed and the
hisses continued for nearly a minute.
The speaker continuing said:
The reunion of the Democratic party
was coming and there were already
perclplble signs of a glorious reviv
al In the party and a victory for the
party next November.
"With an Intrepid leader such ns
William J. Bryan," he said, but got no
further. The audience broke Into a
wild cheer, which lasted for nearly a
In conclusion the speaker made a
plea for Democratic union In the
Greater New York and the nation.
FIRE WIPES OUT A TOWN.
One Womnn Killed While Trying to
Snvn Her Jewel.
Manistee, Mich., July C Lake Ann, a
village of nearly 1,000 inhabitants, Is al
most desolate as the result of a disas
trous fire that swept the town yester
day. The inhabitants' had to ilee for
Mrs. Masters, aged 80, was cremated.
She escaped from her burning dwelling,
but returned for valuables when the
building collapsed. The losses amount
to $10,000; insurance not to exceed one
fourth of the damage.
BICYCLE FIRM QUITS.
Owners Clnlm High Grndo Wheels
Cannot Bo Mndo tvitli Profit.
Toronto, Ont., July 5. McLean nnd
Oackley, one of thn largest bicycle
firms in Canada, has decided to close
out their business, the reason given
that breaks In the prices in the high
grade United States wheels will pre
vent their firm from 'continuing manu
faetuiing at a profit.
It Is bald that several other Cana
dian firms will follow their example.
Negro l'ntnlly Stubbed.
Wilmington, Del., July 5. John Kln
slow, colored, was attacked by two white
man at Fourth and Lombard streets early
this morning and stabbed In the throat
and arms with knives. His wounds are
dangerous. Tho assailants escaped.
Stolon Wntch Long Trip.
Wilmington, Del., July 6.-One of tho
gold watches stolen from the homo of
David Llndn-y in the big Jewerly rob
bery last week ha turned up in Paris,
Tex. Chief of Folk Dolan will try to
recover tho watch. -
TAX IS IMPOSED
ON VARIOUS BONDS
Important Tariff Amendments Placing
Stamp Tax Arc Agreed to la Senate.
THE MUNICIPAL BONDS EXEMPT
The Senate Makes Good Progress In
Agreeing to lmportnnt Additions to
tho TiirifT Hill Which Meet but
Little Opposltion--Scvcrnl New
Amendment from Individual Sena
tors Voted on.
"Washington, July 5. Senator Al
lison, In charge of the tariff bill an
nounced shortly before the adjourn
ment of the senate tonight that as
no agreement had been reached for a
final vote on the tariff bill he would ask
the senate to remain In session to
morrow night nt least until the bill wns
reported from committee of the whole
to the senate. This promises a test of
endurance unless the opposition to the
bill gives away. Mr. Alison's state
ment was made after another futile
effort to have a time fixed for the vote.
In some respects the sennte made
good progress today, disposing of two
Important amendments, that placing
a stamp tax being agreed with little
or no opposition and without the for
mality of a vote, while the Spooner
amendment proposing a tariff Investi
gation wns withdrawn nfter a pro
tracted struggle. The stamp amend
ment as ngieed to fixes the following
rate on bonds, etc.:
"Bonds, debentures or certificates of
Indebtedness Issued after September
15, ISO", by any association, company
or corporation on each hundred dollars
of face vaue or fraction thereof, five
cents; and on each original Issue
whether an organization or reorgani
zation, certificates of stock by any
such association, company or corpora
tion, on each hundred dollars of face
value or fraction thereof, five cents;
and on nil transfers of shares or certi
ficates of stock In any association, com
pany or corporation on each hundred
dollars or face value or fraction there
of, two cents."
Exemptions from the stamp tax are
made In the case of the state, county
and municipal bonds and the stocks
nnd bonds of co-operative building as
sociations. Late In the day several new amend
ments from Individual senators was
voted on. One by Mr. Mantle, Mon
tana, reducing the internal revenue
tax on distilled spirits to 70 cents per
gallon wns defeated, 23-41. An amend
ment by Mr. Mills, of Texas, proposing
a tax of five per cent, on manufactured
products, the proceeds to go toward re
ducing the bonded debt was rejected,
19-S8. Also an amendment by Mr.
Mills granting 20 per cent, reduction In
duties to "those countries admitting
gold and silver to their mints at the
ratio of 10 to 1, yeas. 20; nays, 31. On
this vote, one Republican, Mr. Carter
voted with the Democrats, Populists
and silver Republicans In the affirma
tive and two Democrats, Caffrey and
Gray, voted with the Republicans in
The house held a very brief session
today nnd then adjourned until
APPEALS FOR MRS. MAYBRICK.
The Ambussndor.Subniits n Petition
for Her Pnrdon.
London, July 5. Mrs. Florence May
brick, formerly of Brooklyn, N. Y
whose death sentence for poisoning her
husband In Liverpool was commuted
to life Imprisonment, has another
chance of being liberated. Ambassador
Hay has Interested himself personally
In the case, and has formally peti
tioned the crown for her pardon.
Tno question of the guilt or Inno
cence of the prisoner Is nov considered
lit Colonel Hay's petition. It Is simply
a tequest on the part of many Amer
ican reople, through their accredited
representative, for her release.
The British government has not re
fused to accept the petition, which Is
a el'-cumstance favorable to Mrs. May
brick, since other petitions have been
lefused The whole matter Is in the
handt of the home secretary, Sir Mat
thew White Ridley.
TRIED TO STOP HIS DEVOTIONS.
Woman Sued for Divorce for Cutting
Her Husband's Buttons.
Chicago, 111., July 6. Elmer E. Ger
ard observed his wedding anniversary
yesterday by filing a bill fur divorce.
Mr. Gerard married F'la Collins on
July i, 15 years ago. Since then five
children have been born to them,
Cruelty upon the part of the wife is
the bnrls of the suit. All sorts of
cruelly, fiom slapping her husband's
face with her open hand to attempt
Ing his i;te with a hatchet, are charged
but her most atrocious act, as given in
the l 111, was that of cutting off ths
buttons from his clothing to prevent
him from attending church and Sun
So adverse was Mrs. Gerard to Mr.
Cerard'r attendance upon church, h'i
says, the would hide his trousn It
cutting oft the buttons wou'd not su'
KILLED BY A BOMB.
Henry II. Stone a Victim of Fourth of
July Infernal .Mnchiiics,
Nonqult, Mass., July 5. Henry B.
Stone, of Chicago, formerly vlco presi
dent of the Chicago, Burlington and
Qulncy railroad, was instantly killed
by the explosion of a bomb at his
summer home here today. The chil
dren were discharging fireworks on
the lawn. Mr. Stone's little daughter
asked him to flio off a bomb. Ho light
ed It and threw It from him but the
explosion did not follow.
After waiting a short time Mr. Stone
cautiously approached the spot where
the Oirnb lay and bent over to see
what the trouble was. Just then It ex
ploded. Large fragments struck him
on the forehead and he fell Instantly
SEA SERPENT TURRIT WHITE.
Variations of the Anuiinl Song Hung
to thu Mnrines.
Block Island, R. I July 6. From
three sources has come news lately of
a. white sea seroent cruiBlntr oft the
North Atlantic seaboard this summer.
The serpent wns of n dirty white color
and about one foot In thickness, nnd
was wriggling like a snake. It was
seen by all the ofllcerB of .the steamer
Two weeks later the crew of the fish
ing smack Flash, of New Bedford, whllo
Cruising on tho deep water cod fishing
grounds of Coxswain's Ledge, twenty
miles east-southeast of Block Island,
nlso sighted a light-colored object In
shape like a serpent. They described It
as fullv forty feet In length, and as
large around as a human body.
This adventure set the fishermen to
talking nbout the white sea serpent
harder than ever. Last Thursday an
off-Islander who had been fishing on
the island Bteam yacht Ocean View, de
clared that he made out tho white ser
pent from that vessel's deck. In the
afternoon the Connecticut River shad
seining boat Hnttle B., with Frederick
Merchant and Cyrus Allyn, two young
fishermen from East Hnddam, Conn.,
on board, came running Into the har
bor. Both men were In a state of ex
citement, nnd declared tliat they had
an encounter with a cream-colored sea
snake while on their way to the Island
from Watch Hill, and when midway
between Point Judith nnd Clay Head.
So suddenly did It appear that Mer
chant had not time to shift his helm,
and for for an Instant he caught sight
of a pair of great brown eyes glaring at
him from the light-colored head of the
monster. The head wns ns large as a
man's body, was shaped much like that
of a horse, and was covered with long
hairs. Water was spurting from tho
nostrils. Just before the boat reached
the serpent It dived benenth the water
and came up far nstern, Its body mak
ing long undulations as It swam rap
Idly out ot sight.
MR. HILL'S ELOQUENCE.
Thinks Cuban Question Should Be At
tended to Before Hawaiian Affair
Is Ventured Upon.
Oswego, N. Y., Julv 5. Former Uni
ted States Senator David B. Hill de
livered the oration at tho Fourth of
July celebration in this city today.
Referring to Cuba he said: "We can
not longer remain Indifferent to such a
contest. The warfare on Spain's part
has been cruel, relentless, treacherous,
spreading desolation, destruction and
terror throughout the Island, and yet
the rebellion exists apparently uncon
querable. Instead of venturing to em
bark In the scheme of Hawaiian annex
ation, we should first do justice to a
brave nnd struggling people at our
very doors, whose Interests were close
ly Identified with ours and to whose
destiny we could not afford to be in
different." Discussing; the business depression,
While regretting these conditions which
have unfortunately come upon the coun
try about every quarter ot a century
since our existence as a nation and whloh
aro not conllred to this country alone,
but exist largely elsewhere, I beg to re
mind ou that they cannot bo alleviated
by partisan mlsiepresentatlons, by plaus
ible but false theories of their cause, by
attacking thote In official station, by ar
raying classes against classes, by railing
ajcalnst capital nor by sowing the seeds
of public sentiment. It Is in such times us
those that demagogues thrive; It Is In
just such times trat they should be
shunned. They can lead men astray but
they cannot correct a slnKle real or Im
aginary grievance under which men suf
fer. There Is too much demagogulsm
abroad In the land; thero Is too much
false doctrine taught pertaining to gov
ernmental functions; there Is too much
encouragement of the spirit of socialism
and all that It Implies, Including commun
istic and chimerical schemes for a "So
cial Democracy" so-callad; there Is too
much toleration of disrespect for courts
and constituted authorities; there is too
much clamor for class llglslatlon; there Is
too much Inculcation of the Idea that men
can becomo rich without effort by the
mere flat of the government Instead of
earning wealth in the good old-fashioneJ
way, and there is too much attention paid
to cranks, blatherskites nnd political ad
venturers, entitled to no consideration,
but who seem to have obtained tho pub
lic ear and are seeking to pull down tho
pillars of society.
I confess tl.ut I know of no adequate
remedy for hard times within the power
of the government to bestow. I Jo not as
sume to bo wiser than our fathers who
confessed to a like Inability In worse times
than these. I may be pardoned for sug
gesting that if parties or political legis
lation can be said to be nt fault there
must be accepted a divided responsibility
for a buelnefu depression which began
under one (administration of the govern
ment and has been continued under an
other and a different administration. It
may bo further suggested that tho causes
are above tho tealm of polities and be
yond the remedies of partisanship.
The restoration of business confidence
Is tho paramount need ot the hour. In
stead of yielding to despondency, let us
look to the future with hope and cour
age. This country will recover from Its
lethargy, It wilj cather Its Imperial
strength again. Wo havo survived the
shock of gieat foreign wnrs. wo have re
cently vindicated tho Monroe doctrine in
spite of English bluster, although tho
teeth of some of our own people ehattercd
with fear, but there aro no serious dan
gers which now confront us which Ameri
can hanor, American pluck, and American
enterprise cannot solve.
LIGHTNING STRIKES A CHURCH.
One Person Killed in the Panic That
Follows nnd Scvcrnl Wounded.
St. Jonqunlre, Que., July 1. Tho
Catholic church here was struck by
lightning this morning. There wns a
large congregation present at tho time
nnd a panlu ensued. One person was
kl'led and several badly Injured In the
rush for the doors.
The altar was overturned nnd thu
pnest thrown to tho ground. The
church Is badly wrecked.
Foot II ii rued by the X liny.
Elwood, Ind., July 5. Thomas Rogers,
whose foot was amputated as a result
of an examination mado by Cincinnati
physicians with tho X-ray, will lllo suit
against them for damuges, as tho foot
was burned during tho examination nnd
never healed up. The case Is a strange
one, nnd Is attracting tho attention of
scientists alt over tho country.
Frciclit Conductor Killed.
finrrv. .llllv RWllllnm Tlnnn n tA
known freight conductor here on th
i-nuaueipnia ana J-.no rauroau, was ru
uvcr 111 iiiu yurus una uucrnoon anu
Bium.y Kineu. ire leaves a wmow
Fatalities trom Ilcnt.
Cincinnati O., July 6 There were twelve
fatalities from the heat today and thlrty
THE VICTIMS OF
Wealthy Cubans Jailed and Girls Sub
jectcd to Insult.
SNEERING AT THE UNITED STATES
Ilnvnnn Newspapers Insinuate That
Uncle Sam Lacks Courngo to Fol
low Up n Policy in the interest of
Cuban Independence - General
Gomez All ltlght.
Kingston, Jamaica, via Galveston,
Tex., July 6. Twelve Cubans landed
at Rio Nuevo today oftcr a terrible
passage In an open boat. Among them
were four wounded men.
The officials have seized eighty let
ters addressed to persons living In the
Hnvnna, via Jacksonville, Fin., July
4. Senors Bore-lies, Mnrnndlos, Na
trones nnd Diaz, all wealthy residents
of Guanabacoa, were nrrested Wednes
day night last and hustled off to Jail.
The next night their homes were In
vaded by troops nnd police, and their
wives and daughters were forced to go
with the men, hardly having a chance
Indeed, two of them, girls of 16 nnd
IE, wer taken awny In their night
garments, the soldiers Indulging In the
coarsest jests regarding them and their
appearance. These women have disap
peared, and to complaints made In
Guanabacoa and Havana no attention
Is paid, save If the complaints get too
Importunate a significant hint is given
that they had better, for their own
sake, bo more complaisant.
La Luchn, El Comerclo nnd Dlarrlo
do La Marina taunt the "Yankees"
with being "fiery on paper, but inac
tle in work," and they say Calhoun's
report Is "slumbering In a pigeon hole
from which McKInley will never dare
to withdraw It." The American col
ony Is Insulted dally In the papers,
nnd many sarcastic remarks are made
regarding the "Americans' sudden
change ot front when Spain stood on
GENERAL GOMEZ ALL RIGHT.
Private advices direct from Maximo
Gomez's genernl headquarters, in wes
tern Camaquey, reaching this city by
way of Placetas and SanctI Splrltus,
flatly contradict Spanish official re
ports alleging that the Cuban general
in chief was either wounded or killed.
It was Jose Maria Gomez, the Cuban
who commands the SanctI Splrltus di
vision in an engagement near Placetas
a fortnight ago.
Lacret, commanding patriot rein
forcements from the east, crossed
Weyler's central trocha on the night
of June 28, and has since Joined Maxi
mo Gomez north of Arroyo Blanco.
General Carrlllo recently attacked
Mayajtgua, a Spanish outpost near
Remedlos, and blew up the forts, loot
ed government stores and burned the
A Plnar del Rio special reports an
other engagement at Carcarajlcarn In
the foothills near Perlco Pozo. General
Fuentes, commanding the Spanish col
umn, used artillery. The Cuban patriot
forces with a dynamite gun success
fully defended their positions at tho
entrance of the mountain pass lead
ing to their entrenchments. Fuentes
returned to Candelarla with 60 wound
ed, and telegraphed to Ahumada here
to send him reinforcements. He claims
the Cubans lost upward of 300 men.
KILLED BY A CRACKER.
Fntnl Fourth of July Celebration nt
Philadelphia, July 5, Thera wns
only one fatal accident In this city to.
day as a result of the fourth, of July
celebration. The victim was James
Seebeth, aged 65. While carrying a
huge cannon fire cracker under his
arm some one Btepped up from Dehlnd,
and set fire to It. The exnlnsjon that
followed broke half a dozen ribs and
and almost completely tore an arm
awa.y. Seebeth died a few hours later.
In all thero were over 200 accident
cases reported and treated at the hos
pitals In this city but the majority of
tho injured was trifling, There was
an unusually small number of Urea and
all were trifling.
FOUR PERSONS DROWNED.
They Sink nt the Capsizing of n Uont
in Superior liny.
West Superior, Wis., July G. By the
capsizing of a boat In Superior today
four persons lost their lives. Daniel,
Christie and May McDonald, of Itasca,
and Burton McCurray, of Omaha, nn
electrician, were drowned, the other
three members of the party being
Rome of the party climbed out of the
boat which was In some way over
turned. Lewis Sprogue, Alngram and
Agnes McDonald wero rescued by John
Bardon, whose yacht happened to be
near at hand.
HOT DAY AT PITTSBURG.
Two Denths from lIcnt--Screntoen
Pittsburg, July 5. The thermometer
here today reached 09 degrees, the hot
test July day for ten years. Ab a re
sult of the Intense heat two deaths and
seventeen prostrations are reported.
During a heavy storm which passed
over the city this evening Daniel Mat
thews, a well-known horseman was In
stantly killed by lightning at Home
wood raw track.
Tho deaths from heat are: Michael
O'Laughlin, Mrs, Mary Boyle, of Brad
dock. WASN'T READY FOR A FUNERAL.
Announcement of Scliickhnus' Dcnth
Wns Pre in n tu re.
Newark, N, J July 5. Edward
Schlckhaus has been 111 for some time,
but yesterday at his home In Madison
he was said to be In better condition
than he had been for several days. So
nuthentlo did a story of his death seem
on Friday nlcht at the close of tho
monthly meeting of the common coun
cil, of which ho was once a member,
It was announced by President Trabold,
and members of both political parties
spoke on the council floor In eulogistic
terms of Mr. Schlckhaus,
Besides, a committee of five alder
men was appointed to assist in tho fu
neral arrangements and the flags of all
public buildings In tho city were order
ed placed nt half-mast. This was done
yesterday for an hour or two, until the
city authorities were notified that Mr.
Shlckhaus was not dead.
DOUBLE CRIME OF C. F. HERVE.
Frenchman Shoots Mrs. Itosinn II.
Ilrolet nnd Then Kills Himself.
New York, July fi. Charles Ferdi
nand Herve, who was well known In
tho French colony of this city, shot
Mrs. Roslna Bureau Drolet three times
and fatally wounded her in tho hall
wny of the flat house at 271 West One
Hundred and Fourteenth street Friday
morning, nnd then committed sulcldo
by sending a bullet through his heart.
Herve wns 69 years old, nnd left a wid
ow, a son and daughter.
He lived In a handsome brownstone
house at 151 East Seventy-second
street, where, It Is said, he had mahy
works of art, mostly paintings, nnd
was reputed to be a man of means.
What his business was at the time of
the suicide was not announced, an his
family decline to mnke any statement.
Mrs. Drolet is 36 years old. Her hus
band, whem she left three years ago
for Herve, wns with her at the hospital
last night. It was the first time he had
fceen her since she deserted him.
Three Hundred Citizens of the United
Slates Enjoy a Dinner at London.
The Distinguished Guests.
London, July C. Three hundred citi
zens of tho United States, residents of
London and visitors sat down to the
annual dinner of the American society
In London this evening to celebrate In
The banquet was held In the Empress
rooms of the Kensington Palace hotel
which were handsomely decorated with
American and British flairs for tha
event; and the banqueters sat about
tables arranged In the form of a grid
iron, with the distinguished guests at
the head of the table.
Most of the Americans prominent In
official and business life in London were
present. Notable among them were
Ambassador Hay, Mr. Henry White
and Mr. John It. Carter of tho United
States embassy, Lieutenant Covllle,
naval attache, Consul General William
McKInley Osborne, Consul Boyle, of
Liverpool, and other American consuls
in England. The non-official guests In
cluded the Hon. Whltelnw Reid, Gen
eral Miles, former Vice-President Ste
venson, Mr. Terrell, former minister to
Turkey, Mr. Thayer, former minister to
the Netherlands, Captain Maus, U. S.
A., Bishops Potter, Doane, Whipple,
Dudley, Tuttle, Leonard. Perry and
Qulntard, nnd Messrs. Crelghton, Webb
and Ogden Mills. After dinner speeclies
were made by Bishop Potter, Ambas
sador Hay, Whltelaw Reid and others.
HUSBAND SUSPECTED OF CRIME.
Sudden Disnppcnrnnce of Mrs. 31. C.
Welton the Cause of His Arrest.
Akron, Ohio, July 5. A sensation was
created in Akron today by the arrest
of M. C. Welton. He Is now locked
up, without ball, on the suspicion of
knowing something about the disap
pearance of his wife.
They were married less than a year
ago because of a warrant Issued on
behalf of the woman for Welton's ar
rest. He has refused to live with her,
nnd until a few weeks ago was absent
from the city. At 10 o'clock last Mon
day night Mrs. Welton left her home,
after showing a note from her hus
band asking her to meet him at once.
Since then she has not been seen.
Welton refuses to discuss the matter
further than to say that he does not
know where his wife Is. A few months
ago Mrs. Welton attempted to com
mit rulclde, and has several times slnco
threatened her own life.
MOTHER Al'KINLEY HURT.
Falls from a Porch and Sustains n
Canton, July C. President McKInley
rose early this morning and took a
stroll through the yard before the sun
was high. Mother McKInley in walk
ing slipped as she took a step and fell
to the porch floor, striking her fore
head on a doorstep. Although eighty
eight years old she was able to rise In
a few moments and walk to a stand
where she washed away tho blood.
The president as soon as notified did
not wait to summon a messenger, but
started In haste to secure a doctor.
The doctor found the cut so deep as to
require sewing. This was done without
taking an anesthetic.
Postoflice Thieves Aro Arrested.
Springfield, 111., July 5.-Wllllam Hardy
nnd Richard Roe were lodged In Jail
here today to await tho action of the
United States grand Jury on n chargo
of robbing tho postoflice at Mount Pleas
ant. Union county, this state. On the
night of Juno 29 the men broko Into
nnd robbed tho postofflce and store. In
which tho olllce was kept of postage
stamps, money and other valuables. Tho
men were wearing some clothing stolen
from tho storo when arrested.
THE NEWS THIS JI0RNING,
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Hlnghamton's Gala Day.
Tho III? Miners' Stnke.
Senate 1'lr.ces a Tax on Bonds,
Victims of Spanish Tyranny,
2 Sport Scranton and Wllltes-Barro
Eusti'in, National and Atlantic League
Resume of Holiday Eports.
3 State Fourth of July Celebration In
the Quaker City.
Amateur Base Ball,
5 Story "The Tale ct a. Rejected Manu
House Rents In London.
6 Local-St. Paul's Has a Flag Raisin?
7 Local How Scranton Observed tho
8 Local West Sldo'and City Suburban,
9 Lackawanna County News,
10 Neighboring County Hupponlngs,
NEWS OF THE
How Orders to Quit Work
Have Been Received
in Various Places.
A LONG SIEGE IS PROMISED
The Edict Is Endorsed and
Is Also Ignored.
Miners nt the Wilmington Coal Ficldv.
do Upon n Strike in Compliance
with the Genernl Ordors--Opcrn-tors
nt Brazil, Ind.. Argue in Vain
with Their Men-. Tho Strike Order
Unheeded nt Peorin nnd Ottumu'a.
Columbus, O., July B. National mlna
officers are at headquarters to catch
stray bulletins which may come In.
President Ratchford Is confident West
Virginia miners will fall Into line In a
day or two. "They are demoralized and
disorganized," continued Mr. Ratch
ford, "and when they see the magni
tude of the strike they will catch the
contagion and quit."
The Information which the national
officers have at hand is of a general
nature nnd Is to the effect that the
miners have generally suspended work
and the strike promises to be a suc
cess. The success of the whole movement
seems to devolve upon the men In the
Pittsburg district and Judging from the
latest advices received from that field,
the miners there propose to do their
part. So far as can be learned the oper
ators in both the Pittsburg and Ohio
districts do not Intend to put forth
any effort to start their mines but have
conclude to quietly close down and
await developments. At least it will
require several days for the operators
to determine upon what course to pur
sue. Morris, Ills, July 5. In compliance
with the general order the miners of the
Wilmington coal fields Including all
Grundy, county miners went on strike
today. Tho Bracevllle miners decided
to square up places refusing, however,
to load. Some Italians at Carbon hill
refused to strike and In consequence a
mine was partially operated today.
Other mines have practically been on
strike several days. The siege prom
ises to be a long one.
Columbus, O., July 5. The miners at
Gloucester, O., have endorsed the
Ottumwa, Iowa, July 6. All miners
in this dlsttlct are working. They are
poorly organized. No strike Is antici
pated by the operators.
Brazil, Ind., July 6. X mass meeting
of miners was held here today. By an
unanimous vote the meeting endorsed
the action of the miners Saturday de
claring suspension. The operators
called a committee of the m'r.ers In ses
sion and argued with them against
suspending, but It was of nc nvnll.
Peoria, 111., July 5. None of tho coal
miners In this vicinity havo quit work
yet, or have signified their intention of
VERY BAD BOY.
Throws Bricks at Hicyclo Riders nna
Wound Three Men.
New Castle, Pa., July 5. A 10-year-old
boy named Jones occupies a cell In
the city prison this evening and ho
will be lucky If there Is not a charge of
murder against htm by morning. Some
older boys or young men got Jones half
drunk, who then proceeded to amuso
himself by throwing bricks nt bicycle
riders and pedestrians. He succeeded
In hitting Nick Coppllett, Frank Dor
ickalos and John Ostrlcka.
It required eighteen stitches to dross
Coppllett's head; Derickalos' nose was
broken and Ostrlcka lies at the hospital
with a broken skull and his life is in
THE NEV LIBEL LAW.
Secured Through the Efforts of Joseph
Ilarrlsburg, July 5. Tho passage ot
the new libel law was secured largely
through the personal efforts of Joseph
M. Rogers, managing editor of the
Philadelphia Inquirer, who came here
when the fate of the measure was
banging In the balanced and laborei
assiduously until the bill was In tho
governor's hands and approved
Mr. Rogers may be said to b the
fail or of tho new law. While not ex
nctly what the newspaper mri wanted,
It is regarded as n fair measure and a
great Improvement over the old libel
DROWNED WHILE BATHING.
George Van Busliio Gets Into Deep
Wntcriu Carpcuter's Crcok.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Plttston, July 5. George Van Buskle,
a Hungarian, whllo swimming today
In Carpenter's creek at Exeter, near
this place, got into deep water and
was di owned.
The body was recovered a few min
utes after it sunk below the surface.
New Ycrk, July B. Arrived; Steamer
Southwark, from Antwerp.
Tho Herald's Weather Forecast.
New Yoik. July 6. In the middle states
and Now England, today, fair weather
and light to fresh southerly and south
westerly and northwesterly winds will
prevail, with slightly lower temperature,
followed by local rain and thundr storms
In tho western and northern district ana
possibly on the coasts. On Wednesday,
In both theso sections, fair, slightly cool
er weather will prevail with frej.li varlablo
winds, becoming southerly, followed by
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