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SORANTCXN", PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1897.
Went Through the Ordeal
with Rain Pattering
Down on Them.
MADE A GOOD SHOWING
Compliment by Adjutant Gen
Before the Inspection Was Complet
ed, the ltnin Cnmo Down in a Tor
rout, Accompanied by Thunder mid
Lightning, mid the Drill l'urt of the
Inspection llnd to lie Postponed
Until Another Timc--llrignde In
spection Is Scheduled for Tomor
row. Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Camp Lewis Merrill, Jit. Gretna, Pa.,
July 12. "Colonel, you have a magnifl
cent command: the unifoiins nre In
hplendld condition." These words tell
the result of this afternoon's Inspection
of the Thliteenth regiment by Adjutant
Gonial Stew ait and staff. They were
spoken by the goreral himself and ad
dressed to Colonel Coursen, after the
last iran had passed through the or
deal. Colonel Com sen's response 'was a sa
lute as his face llghtnd with pleas
ure. Colonel Hippie, the old command
er of the Thirteenth, who was one of
staff, signified his contentment with a
smile. Rain is falling at the time and
on this point, Colonel Coursen says
that today's Inspection was conducted
under circumstances that never before
In his thlity years' experience occurred.
The morning was cloudy and cool
'while the Twelfth, Eighth and Fourth
regiments weie being inspected. In
the afternoon the skies were threaten
ing and Oen"ial Stewart had issud or
ders postponing the Thirteenth's In
spection, nut our boys sot ahead of
the order and -were on the flell at 1
o'clock p. in. At this General Stewart
remaiked to Colonel Coursen: "I
theiight to cut vou off, but you were
too shaip for us.' So the inspection
First rtcuircd the review. This -was
Indeed mrtgnlfleent. Our fellows sim
ply coveied their arms with glory.
If Scranton could only have seen It.
The line of march was In front of Bri
gade headquarters and return. The in
spection proper was then begun. A
negligent sergeant In Company F
caused the only glaring criticism. The
first battalion had been passed when
the rain fell and the rest of the In
spection was conducted In a light
Genera! Stewait had Just spoken the
voids mentioned In the opening para
graph when down came a sheet of
heay lain, accompanied by thunder
and lightning. Colonel Coursen slgnl
lled his 'willingness to proceed with the
lest of the inspection, but General
Stewart was getting uncomfortably
wet, ho the drill pait of the Inspection
was postponed Indefinitely.
The Thirteenth made their way to
their homes on the hill at double quick,
nnd every man was soaktd through.
There weie great scenes at the camp
this evening, ow Ing to a lack of double
suits of clothing. It is likely that the
rest of the Inspection will be conducted
early tomoirow morning.
At 10 a. m. tomorrow the brigade In
spection will take place and the gov
ernor will review at 3 In the afternoon.
The Ninth regiment will elect a new
colonel tomorrow night. At a late hour
tonight It is btlll raining and the tents
are Hooded '
Lieutenant Geo, of Company A, was
in command of the brigade guard mount
TRIP TO CAMP,
The facility with which the Thir
teenth regiment train was advanced by
the lailroad companies after leaving
Kcianton fcatuidav night was remark
able. During all the tiip 17S miles
the longest delay was for fifteen min
utes at Mauch Chunk, where the ice
water tanks of the cars were replen
ished. From Mauch Chunk to Allen
town, a distance of thirty-one miles,
the train was but thlrty-thiee minutes
Engineer John Persall was at the
throttle from Solomon's Gap, where the
train ai rived after a shoit cut from
Avocd, until the Lehigh Vnllev sur
jendered the eleven cars to the Phila
delphia and Reading at Allentown.
The moon and stars w ere out, throw
ing the outlines of the monster moun
tains clear-cut against a cloudless sky,
und for the greater part of the Journey
the Lehlch river followed us like a
slliur snake in a garden,
Lebanon, nine miles from Gretna, was
reached at daybreak and after a few
minutes' stop the trip was continued,
arriving at Gretna park station at 4.20
Saturday morning and covering the
distance of about 175 miles In less than
Gretna at first Bight reminds one
somewhat of Mountain paik, only it is
far more beautiful. ,The park proper
covers about twenty acres of forest
land, prettily laid out. In the far east
ern section a chautan.ua is conducted.
There are at present about 1.G00 people
In the Chautauqua settlement nnd tho
classes pumber from seventy-live to
one humlied persons. The place is
used as a residence by over a scoio of
famllleB, besides the boarding halls.
There is a lake- on tho grounds and a
twisting railroad over which travels a
small engine with summer cars.
annTNA is different.
Hut Ctetnn camp, where the" soldiers
are, Is different, very much so.
It Is a field; the grass would have
been gran If the sun had not tapped It
dry as hay; tho soil has. been baked in
Continued on Pa bo CI
BRITAIN SOMEWHAT SHY.
Ilcnrs Our Appeal for International
Bimetallism, but (Jives No Sign of
London, July 12. An important con
ference was held at the foreign ofllce
todny between Senator Wolcott, former
Vice-President Stevenson and General
Paine, tho members of the United
States bimetallic commission, nnd Am
bassador Hay nnd Lord Salisbury, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the
exchequer; Arthur Balfour, first lord
of the treasury, and Lord Oeorge Ham
ilton, secretary of state for India. The
conference was preliminary to the car
rying on of further negotiations on tho
subject of international bimetallism.
It was stated that France was ready
to co-operate with the United States,
Great Britain and Germany In reach
ing an agreement for international bi
metallism. The British representatives
present made no statement Indicating
their Intentions In the mattr. Con
sultations of high Brltlsn olflclals will
be held before another meeting with
the American commissioners and in the
meantime the latter will privately dis
cuss the question with Baron do Roths
child nnd other financiers and endeavor
to secure their support.
LOVER'S DIE IN EACH OTHER'S ARMS.
Opposition to .Marriage Prompts n
Mollnc, O, July 12. Edward William
Cow ells, a boy of 18, and Nellie A. Lush
er, 17 years old, had loved each other
for a long time, but their parents thought
neither old enough to marry. On Wednes
day ovenlng the young couple attended
a lawn fete at a farm, after which they
returned to the Lusher homo with Nellie's
A short time afterwaid tho couple dis
appeared and no trace of them was dis
covered until yesterday, when their hats
wero found on tho bank of n stone quarry
pool. The water was dragged, and they
wtie brought to the surface, tightly
clasped in each other's arms.
BOTH SIDES TENACIOUS.
Conferees on the Tarill Dill Find It
Difficult to Get Together on Points
nt Issue Between the Two Houses.
Washington, July 12. The tariff con
feiees hae struck some snags In their
work. The minor matters were easily
adjusted, but on all Important features
there has been no agreement and the
outlook today was that several reports
would have to be made before an ad
justment could be leached. The house
conferees nre standing solidly by their
bill and the senate conferees are no less
The senate conferees have laid before
the house members the condition In the
senate where there is not an actual ma
jority of the Republicans and where
other than Republican votes arc neces
sary to pass the bill or adopt a con
feience report. They asseited that In
ISM the Democrats were In better shape
In the senate than the Republicans
now, as they had an actual majority,
yet the house was finally compelled to
accept the senate bill In order to pass
The members of the house are stand
ing by their bill nevertheless, and have
told the senators that they cannot ac
cept the senate amendments on many
Important Items. The more important
features of the bill ate not settled and
the conferees find trouble on items out
side of sugar, wool, coal and lead,
All Army of Worthless Tramps In
Topeka, Kan., July 12. There is great
indignation among Kansas farmeis, who
are short of lioM) in tho harest fields,
oer tho army of tramps infesting tho
country and absolutely rofuslng to work
for good wages.
In many communities the faimcrs have
resolved not to glvo food to tramps, and
as a, result the hobos hao resorted to
theft to keep them from Btarlng. The
county Jails are rapidly tilling with
tramps ai rested for stealing. Thousands
of acies of Kansas wheat have been dam
aged foi lack of help.
FIRE AT A COTTONMILL.
Wnstc Ignited by n Spark, mid .Much
Lancaster, July 12. A flro occuned at
tho cotton mill of the George Brown .
Sons, Mount Joy, this county, this after
noon, that caused a loss of $12,000, cov
ered by insurance, A large building
used as a picking department was com
pletely gutted and valuable machinery
It was caused by a nail passing thiough
a picker, causing a spark which Ignited
waste. Two hundred hands nro tempo
rarily thrown out of emplojmcnt.
GR0VER TO BE REVERSED.
Cleveland's Order for the Consolida
tion of Pension Agencies Is to 11 o
Washington, July 12. At the cabinet
meeting tomorrow It Is likely that In ad
dition to tho consideration to bo given
tho currency message, the piesldont's or
der, now only awaiting his signature,
relative to tho consolidation of pension
agencies, will bo brought up in some
Tho order of President Cleveland, re
ducing tho agencies from 18 to 9, was
to tuko effect on Sept, 1 next, and tomor
row. In all probability, the cabinet will
bo definitely advised and consulted as to
tho document, Tho order as now framed
will merely suspend the carrying out of
the consolidation order of tho last ad
ministration until further notice.
There Is a fooling that in time all pen
sion payments should bo paid from tho
ngency at Washington, and the admin
istration's view Is that It might be bet
ter to take this radical action when any
change Is made In the system. For tho
present, however, tho operation of the
old order Is simply suspended, consolida
tion as provided for being regarded as
impracticable now, and Involving too
much cost and inconvenience.
DRUMMER HEIR TO A MILLION.
New York, July 12. A cablegram from
Sweden has been received by H. Corlne
notifying him that ho had fallon heir to
11,00(1,000. Corlne was employed ns com
mercial traveler by a St. Paul shoe con
cern. Dr. Pitcnlrn Gets n Consulate.
Hnrrtsburg, July 12.-Dr. Hugh Pltcalrn,,
of Harrlsburg, has been notified of his
appointment as consul of tho United
States nt Hamburg, Germany, nnd re
quested to report at tho Btnte department
in Washington nxt Saturday for the
Delegates to the League Convention Ar
rive in Great Force.
TWO PRESIDENTIAL BOOMS IN TOW
Marcus 1'ollnskv, of Chicago, nnd
Leonard J. Crawford, ol Kentucky,
Open Headquarters anil Dispense
Hospitality Regular Work or tho
Convention to Begin This Morning.
Detroit, Mich., July 12. Delegates to
the National League of Republican
clubs' convention came In great force
by tonight's trains. The two leading
candidates for president of the league
have opened headquarters at the two
leading hotels. Marcus Pollasky, tho
popular Chicago lawyer, who seems to
be in tho lead, has established himself
at tho Russell House, and Leonard J.
Crawford, of Kentucky, a close second,
dispenses hospitalities at the Cadillac.
Tho presidency and the location of
the next conention are almost the only
topics of interest discussed around the
hotels in connection with the conven
tion. The resolutions adopted will
doubtless be an endorsement of last
year's St. Louis convention. The first
session will be held tomorrow morning.
TAX BILL HEARINGS.
Prominent Merchants Ask the Cov
entor to Veto the Merchants' Li
cense Ilill--Othor Subjects Con
sidered. Harrlsburg, July 12. Governor Hnst
lrgs gave public hearings this
afternoon in the executive cham
ber or. the mercantile ta meas
ure and the Simon electric light
plant bill. Attorney General lie
Cormick and Secietary of the Com
monwealth Reeder were present as ad
visers of the executive. Speeehes In
opposition to the mercantile bill weie
made by these Phlladelphtans:
W. W. Folkrod, pie.sident of tho
Trades league; Henry A. Fry, grocers
and importers exchange; William M.
Coatea, board of trade; L. F. Pass
mote, commercial exchange; W. II.
Supple, Hardware .association; Theo
dore Justice, N. D. Kelly, Trades
league, Charles M. Bells, lumber ex
change; Francis B. Reeves, William T.
Tllden, Business Men's league, nnd
Joshua J. Bailey, representing the Dry
Goods association. George A. Kelly,
John Blndly and W. B. Rodders, repre
senting the Pittsburg chamber of com
merce and Grocers' association, also
spoke against the bill.
William Haines and Charles R. Wood,
of Philadelphia, advocated the feign
ing of the measure on the ground that
It wouli force the large department
stores to pay a heavier tax and aid the
Thomas Martlndale nnd George
Hawkes, of Philadelphia, spoke against
the Simon bill. There were also dele
gations present in opposition to this
proposition from Kenntt Square,
Potts!lle, Beaver Falls, Shlppensburg,
Lehighton, Butler and Wllkes-Barre.
Richmond L. Jones, of Reading, and
Henry Clay, of Philadelphia, defended
MAD WOMAN'S AWFUL SUICIDE.
Hold Her Half-Scvorcd Head in Her
Hands and Died.
New York, July 12. Lydia Mahoney,
45 years old, committed suicide whllo
temporaarily deranged. The woman cut
her throat from ear to ear. Tho arrange
ments for taking her life were ghastly
In their completeness. On tho floor, by
tho side of the bed, tho woman had placed
a number of clean turklsn towels. In
tho centro sho had placed a largo wash
bowl, and then had set upon the edge
of the bed and drawn tho sharp in
strument across her throat. Bvldontly
sho had leaned forward at this time, and,
holding her half-severed head In her
hands, the blood had streamed from the
awful cut until tho bowl on tho floor be
neath hor was almost filled. Then
strength deserted her, nnd she dropped
to the floor, her head Hying back in tho
GOOD TIMES COMING,
Thrco Pittsburg Stool Mills Conic to
nn Understanding with Their Em
ployes, and Work Is Resulted.
Pittsburg, July 12. The special steel
scalo at Jones & Laughlln's Amcilcan
Iron and steel plant was signed today
at a conferenco of tho, workmen and firm,
and work probably will bo resumed to
morrow. The woikmen accepted tho
terms offered by the company. It is said
to bo a slight decrease 1n wages on the
price per ton, but an Increase on the
output, which will be much greater, ow
ing to the Improved machinery. The Iron
scalo Is tho only one remaining unsigned.
Tho National rolling mill at McKees
port resumed in full this morning in all
departments, except the puddling, whero
tho men aru on a strike. Work was also
resumed In nearly every department of
the W. Dewces-Wood rolling mill, and
tho Indications are for steady work.
UNION PACIFIC THE THEME.
Seuntor Morgan Arraigns Thnt Rond
nnd Curries His Point.
Washington, July 12. A discussion of
Union Pacific railroad affairs occupied
the attention of tho senato today. Tho
defloiency appropriation bill was taken
up early in tho day, and Mr. Morgan pro
posed an amendment designed to pre
vent tho consummation of an agreement
made some time Blnco for the settlement
of the governor's claims against the road,
Mr. Morgan spoke through the da', se
verely arraigning the Paclllo railway
Late in the day tho entire subject was
disposed of 1 the withdrawal of the
paragraph to which Mr. Morgan had of.
fered his amendment. Tho deficiency bill
was not completed up to tho time of ad
Journment. Q0MEZ SLIPS OUT OF CUBA.
Thought to Have Conic to tho United
States for Conference.
Havana, via Key West, Fla., July 12.
It Is reported here, as coming from Clen
fuegos, Cuba, that General Gomes has left
the Island. It la not believed that this Is
prompted by any desire to leave the scene
of operations, but perhaps tho Cuban
leader has started to tho United btates
for a conference.
SPANISH WAR NEWS.
According to This tho Insurgents Are
Havana, July 12. Reports from 8antt
Splrltus confirm tho rumor that General
Qulntln Banderas, who committed tho In
surgents In the engagement on July 5,
nt Papaya Heights, was killed during the
Captain General Weyler, who left San
ctl Splrltus In the latter part of last
week with tho Astxurlas battalion, sur
pircd a camp of the Insurgents near
Jarucco, nnd a Bharp engagement took
place. Among tho killed wus the well
known Dr, Hernandez.
The Yberla squadron, whllo reconnoln
teilng near Guanabana, on tho north
coast In tho province of Plnar del Rio,
encountered a large band of Insurgents,
killed nineteen and captured two. Tho
Spaniards destroyed the huts at tho salt
and the sugar mill.
DEATH IN A TRAIN CRASH.
Thirty-Two Killed nnd Eighty-Pour
Seriously Injured in n Collision on
a Danish Railroad.
Copenhagen, July 12. A terrible rail
way disaster took place about mid
night at GJentofte. Tho express from
Belslngoer ran into a passenger train
standing at the station, wrecking eight
carriages. Most of the victims are of
the artisan class. The collision wns due
to an error made by the engineer in
reading the signal and by the failuro
of a brake to act.
Thirty-two bodies were extricated.
The number seriously injured wore
MONSTER CARP TOWED THE BOAT.
rishcrmnn John Clnrk, of Phoenix
vlllo, Had an Exciting Time.
Phoenlxvllle, Pa., July 12. rew fisher
men, especially In inland waters, aro
privileged to ride in a boat towed by a
tinny monster nt the other end of an
angler's lino; but such was the experi
ence of John Clark, of this boiough,
whllo fishing In Black Rock dam. In
the middle of tho stream he hooked a
monster carp, and the latter resisted as
tho lino was hauled In.
Neither man nor fish was disposed to
give In; so away went Clark's boat up
stream, towed by the carp. It was an ex
citing time for tho fisherman, but final
ly, about a quarter of a mile abovo the
point where his novel ride began, he
managed to stop tho skiff and get tho
upper hand of the carp. The fish was
hauled into the boat, landed, takon to
Clark's home and tipped tne scales at 23
THREW A LIGHTED LAMP.
Fatal Result of n Family Quarrel nt
Williamsport--A Wife's Efforts to
Rescues Hor Drunken Husband
Prove of No Avail.
Wtlllamsport, Pa., July 12. William
Mortis was burned to death here under
ruther peculiar circumstances. Ho re
turned home at a late hour last nJght
and beiated his wife for a fancied wrong.
Being under the Influence of liquor, Mor
ris then went upstairs and went to bed,
sleeping until after 0 o'clock. .Arising
from the bed he picked up a lighted
lamp, which was standing on the floor
and hurled It at his wife, exclaiming
thnt he would either put her or himself
out of the way.
The lamp struck the woman on the leg
and bounded against tho bedstead. The
bowl broke and the oil scattered all over
tho furniture and carpet. The room was
listantly ablaze, and Morris In his drunk
en stupor lay down on the blazing bed.
His wife tried to arouse him and drag
htm from danger, but her efforts were
futile. After being driven from tho room
b tho smoke, Mrs. Morris aroused tho
neighbors, who notified tho fire depart
ment. In the meantime, Morris' body was
burned to an unrecognizable mass.
BENHAM'S FLAME GONE.
Tito Woman He Loved Is Now in Hid
ing in Canada.
Batavia, N. Y., July 12. Miss May
Wlard, the pretty joung woman, who in
fatuated Howard Benham, tho 28-year-old
banker, now on trial for the murder
of his wife by giving her prusslc acid, is
supposed to have fled to Canada, that
sho might not bo compelled to testify
against her admirer. Her heart-broken
parents hae no knowledgo of her wheie
abouts. When Benham was arrested and
charged with murder she returned a ring
that he had given ner to tho Jeweler from
whom Benham had procured It, but for
which he had failed to pay. Shortly af
terwards sho left tho city and has not
been seen sinco.
MURDERED WITH AN AXE.
Itolibcry tho Motive, and Two Ne
groes Under Suspicion.
New Orleans, La., July 12. Robert
Ainsworth, of Chicago, was found dead
this morning in an old shanty along the
track of the Illinois Central railroad.
He was last seen Saturday evening In
tho company of two ne'groes and op
peared to bo under tho Intluenco of li
quor. Ainsworth was murdered with an axe,
the latter being found by his side. Ills
pockets had been rifled.
IT'S LONDON IN 1900.
Endcnvorors Are Anxious to Show
Europe Their Strength.
San Tranclsco, Cnl., July 12, "London
In 1900" is to be tho rallying cry of tho
Christian Endeavorers for tho next threo
ears. It Is tho ambition of President
Clark and his millions of followers to
show the Old World something of the
strength of their organization.
TOM REED'S SPONSOR DEAD.
Kittery, Mo July 12 Goneral Mark
F, Wentworth, one of tho most promin
ent men In this stato, died today, aged
77 years. He had long been n leader of
tho Republican party here, and was a
member of the Chicago convention of
1S60, nnd helped nomlnato Abraham Lin
coln for tho presidency. Ho also was in
strumental In Thomas B, Reed's first
election to congress.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Richmond, Va July 12. Whllo return
ing from church, Sam and Oscar Me
banes, farmers of Albemarle, were killed
by lightning last night. They had sought
refugo under a tree.
New York, July 12. Domlnlco Cardarel
II, who killed Qlusoppl Uouncuare In Mul
berry street on July 4, pleaded guilty to
murder In the first degree and postponed
tho pleading indefinitely.
NOW AT LIBERTY
Regular Work of the San Francisco Con
SIGHT-SEEINQ IS NEXT IN ORDER
Today n Public Reception Mill Ho
Tendered at Oakland to tho Visit
ing Dclcgatos and After Thnt Ex
cursions to Various Places of In
terest on tho Const Will lie the
San Francisco, July 12. With the
meeting today In the Mechanics' pavil
ion the Clnlstlan Endeavor convention
was brought to a close. The pro
gramme for the day and evening was
an Interesting one. Besides the early
inoi nlng prayer meetings, the Chris
tian Endeavor missionary force spoke
at the morning service at the Mechan
ics' pavilion and the evangelistic fotce
was at Wood'vnrd's pavilion. In tho
afternoon the Junior Endeavorers held
a rally nt the Mechanics' pavilion and
a school of practical endeavor meth
ods was held at Woodward's pavilion.
At both pavilions special consecration
exercises marked the close of all pro
ceedings. Tuesday the visiting delegates will
nttend a public reception, to which
they have been rpeclally Invited by a
committee, representing the citizens of
Oakland It Is expected that at least
10,000 will cross tho bay and enjoy tho
hospitality of the Oaklanders.
With the end of the convention In
sight the thousands of visitors, dele
gates and others will take advantage
of the opportunity and the cheap rates
to visit the many places of interest
throughout the state. Arrangements
have been made for excuislons to Mon
tetey, Mount Hamilton, Yosemlt San
ta Clara Mountains. Stanford univer
sity and other Interesting places.
NO MONEY FOR FISH COMMISSION.
Stillwcll and Dcmntli Have a Con
Hiiltntion with the Governor.
Harrlsburg, July 12. Governor Hastings
learned today that the legislature had
by mistake forgotten to Insert in tho
general appropriation bill nn Item giving
the stato fish commission $40,000. The re
sult will bo thnt all of tho state hatch
cries will be closed, and 60,000 breeding
fish turned Into the streams. Commis
sioners Stlllwell and Demuui wero here
tonight In consultation with the gover
nor, and It was agreed that the blunder
could not be remedied.
The $15,000 for a fish warden nnd dep
uties created by tho Baldwin bill Is also
unprovided for In the general appropria
tion bill. Tho governor has decided to
veto the new llsh bill In tho light of these
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Missouri Grand Jury Investigates
Death ai Jacob Foster.
LaPorte, Ind , July 12. Mrs. Esther
Hertford, formerly Miss Ksther Castle, of
Three Oaks, Mich., has been indicted
at Macon, Mo , for the murder of Jacob
Foster, of Three Oaks, whose body was
found burled in the cellar of tho houso
occupied by tho Castles, who moved to
Missouri, from Berrien county, Michi
gan. Foster left Three Oaks to visit tho Cas
tles in Missouil. He never wns again
Been alive, and his fate remained a mys
tery until his hullet-rlddlod body was un
earthed In Castle's home.
Negro Assailant of a Littlo Girl Sur
rounded in a Swnmp by a Mob of
Angry Men, Who Thrcnton Him
with Summnry Vengeance.
Jonesboro, Ga., July 12. Oscar Smith,
a negro, on Sunday assaulted the C-year-old
daughter of ex-Senator Camp
bell, leaving the child dying In a field
near her father's handsome residence.
Ho got nearly an hour's start of the
hastily formed posse, which took after
hltn as soon as the crime was discov
ered, and made his way over into Henry
county. A score of bloodhounds were
put upon his trail and tho telegraph
wires were worked in all directions.
All last night his trail was followed
through Hemy county down into Butts
county, the army of his maddened pur
suers growing with every hour. When
morning broke the sheriffs of four coun
ties with innumerable deputies were
leading as many gangs of men and by
noon every available man had Joined
in the chase. Very few church services
were held and the excitement through
out the country regions was intense.
The negto was followed through the
woods over into Spauldlng county, and
at McDonough all the pusulng parties
were, brought together. Here a plan
of campaign was formed and the chase
renewed under moro coherent condi
tions. The negro, after traveling nearly a
hundred miles without food or rest,
was known to be in tho near vicinity,
and the men by sheer force of numbeis
were able to surround the heavy swamp
In the recesses of which he Is concealed,
Nothing short of a miracle can accom
plish his escape, and the mob will make
short shift of him when they get him
In their hands. His victim Is horribly
Injured and will die.
DISTINGUISHED TRIPLET DEAD.
Kokomo, Ind., July 12. Hobart White,
ono of tho noted booster triplet boys
named respectively for President McKln
loy, Vice President Hobart and Gover
nor Mount, died here today of cholera
Infantum nnd excesslvo heat, McKlnloy
Is similarly stricken and Is expected to
die. They wero born Aug, 2, 1S08.
They weighed tho tamo until a fow
days ago, and could not be told apart,
except by ribbons worn as distinguishing
MACHETE FOR SENATOR MASON.
Washington, July 12. Estrada Palma,
tho head of tho Cuban Junta In this coun
try, has sent a machete or Cuban battle
ax to Senator Mason, of Illinois, In recog
nition of Senator1 Mason's services for
LIVED FOR OVER A CENTURV.
Akron, Ohio, July 12. Mrs. PrlBcllla
Spooner Is dead In Kent. She was 103
yiars old, and the olde3t person on the
TRIPLE MURDER DUE TO JEALOUSY.
Cherokee l'roodmcn nnd n Woman
Killed in n Quarrel.
Wichita, Kan., July 12. News of a
trlplo killing comes from Possum Ciek,
a few mlleB from Hayden, I. T where tho
prfyment of $7,000 of tho Cherokee strip
money to the freedmen of tho Chcrokeo
nation, took plnco recently. The freed
men are Jubilant over their nowly ac
quired woalth, nnd for Boveral days have
been celebrating their good fortune with
a great picnic on Possum Creek.
Tho bello of tho occasion wa.s Lillian
Stewart, nnd Will Nnve, Paul Elliott nnd
John Condor wero foremost among her
admirers. Finally they quarreled nnd El
liott oponed flro on his rivals with a six
shooter and Navo and Condor wero killed
outright. Elliott then shot the woman, In
flicting a mortal wound. He Is still at
HAPPINESS WAS SHORT.
Grnnt West, a Cicero Iiridcgroom,
Drowned nt Pulton.
Tulton, July 12.-Grant West, nged 20,
was drowned while swimming in tho
raceway of the Oswego Falls Pulp nnd
Paper company at 7 o'clock Inst eve
ning. West cnmo here from Cicero. Ho
wns married last Sunday evening to Miss
Jesslo Van Scholck, of Tulion.
Last evening, with his father-in-law,
Ellas Van Scholck, and his littlo brother-in-law,
ho went In swimming. Ho had
been In the water but a few minutes
when he was taken with cramps. Mr,
Van Scholck wns near by, but could not
General Hnstings Tells of His Inter
view with Senator Quay, nnd Snys
Ho Wasn't Asked to Support tho
Latter for Ro-Elcction.
Harrlsburg, July 12. Governor Hast
ings gave out the following statement
tonight in reply to tho ofllclal an
nouncement of Senator Quay that he is
a candidate for re-election to the Uni
ted States senate:
"Senators Quay and Penrose called
on me Saturday morning. The put pose
of their visit was to Induce me to sign
the Becker bill, so called, relating to
Philadelphia, and they were very ur
gent. When I decllneel to make any
promises Senator Quay announced that
ho would change his mind and vould
become an active candidate for United
States senator. I was not asked to
support him In his candidacy for Uni
ted States senator. Tho subject of tny
approval or disapproval of the mercan
tile tax bill vas not mentioned In the
LASHED, TARRED AND FEATHERED.
Citizens of Beatrice, Neb., Thus
Chastise a Cruel Stepfather.
Denver, Colo., July 12. Julia L. Bar
ton, tho 15-year-old stepdaughter of Ad
nm Wlnebrenner, of Beatrice, Neb., who
has arrived In Denver to live with her
aunt, Mrs. F. M. Bishop, still bears
the marks of tho cruel beating with a
horsewhip, which caused her to run away
from homo a fortnight ago.
Yesterday Wlnebrenner was taken from
Jail by a mob of Indignant citizens of
Beatrice, lashed and tarrou and feath
ered. Wlnebrenner la a son of John
Wlnebrenner, of HarrlBburg, Pa,, founder
of the sect known as the Church of God,
FOR A LOST HEIRESS, $5,000.
Millionaire Stevenson Offers n Re
ward for His Dnughtcr.
Boston, Mass., July 12. The novel sit
uation of a reward of $3,000 being of
fered for tho return of an heiress to mll
l'ons, who has been missing for two
months, has Just been presented by Mil
lionaire James Stevenson, a well-known
real estate operator, of this city. He of
fers this reward for tho return of his
handsome daughter, Grace.
Tho last seen of the girl was on the
night of April 20, when sho left her
mother's beautiful home, at No. 147S
Beacon street, Brookllne, saying that she
was going on an enand.
STARTED ON FULL TIME.
Bridgeport, Conn., July 12. Tho factory
of the Union Metallic Cartrldgo company
started work this morning in all depart
ments on full time. Tho concern employs
SAW THE PRESIDENT.
Washington, July 12. Commander
Booth-Tucker, the head of tho Salvation
aimj in the United States, called at
the white houso this afternoon. Presi
dent McKinley received Commander
Booth-Tucker cordially, expressing pleas
ure at meeting a man of whom ho had
heard bo much, and praising tho work
of the Salvation army. In which ho has
long taken a friendly Interest.
SENATOR QUAY'S HUMOR.
Washington, July 12. Senator Quay Is
Washington's hot-weather humorist. A
remark dropped by him tho other day,
that ho was "tired of that sweat-box"
meaning the senate chamber and longed
for private life, started the rumor that
the crafty Pennsylvanlan Intended to re
tire from tho senate Mr. Quay renlly
had no more Idea of retiring than of nev
er going tarpon fishing again,
Anti-Trust Order Vacated.
Albany, N. Y July 12. Justico Alden
Chester today vacated the orders grant
ed by him upon the application of tho
attorney general in Juno last, compell
ing tho presidents of the various an
thrnclto coal road companies to appear
before a referee as witnesses In a pro
ceeduro under the new anti-trust laws to
determine whether there is nn alleged
Illegal coal "trust."
T1I1S NEWS THIS MOKNINO.
Weather Indications Today!
Showers; Northwesterly Winds.
1 Telegraph Our Soldier Boys at Mount
Arbitrators Will Aim to Adjust tho Big
Young Republicans at Detroit.
Sun FranciEco Endeavor Convention at
2 Sport-Easterti, National and Atlantic
Loagua Base Ball Games.
3 Local City Assessment for 1897.
6 Local School Finances nl a, Low Ebb,
G Local Wst Side and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News.
Amateur Base Ball,
8 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commerelal, '
WILL TRY TO
Arbitration Boards of Four
States Will Meet
STRIKERS HOLD THEIR OWN
The Developments of the Day
Tend to Strengthen Them.
Practically All tho Mines in tho Pitts
burg District Aro Now Idle Snvo
Those of tho New York and Cleve
land Gas Coal Coiiipnny--M holesnlo
Stoppage of Work in tho Spring
field. III., I)istrict--Othor News of
Springtleld, 111., July 12. The mom
bers of the Illinois state board of ar
bittatlon, Daniel J. Keefe, chairman,
Chicago: Edward Bldgely, Sprlnglield,
and Horace It. Calef, Montlcello, left
today for Pittsburg, where, Wednes
day, they will meet with the stato
board of Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylva
nia, and endeavor to effect a settle
ment of tho miners' strike.
LITTLE CHANGE AT P1TTSBUBO.
Pittsburg, July 12, Beyond the
strengthening of the mlneis' lines
along the rivers, there was little chango
In the stilke situation today. Tho Iron
clad contracts which were in force at
several mines In tho Monongahela val
ley were swept out of existence today
and the strike was made general in tho
fouith pool. The Chamounl, Appollo,
Jack Jones and O'Nell's Fayette City
mines, which had been running with a
light force of men and under Iron-eiada
are Idle. The men at Chamounl mine
were the last to lay down their tools.
The miners along the rher are rejoic
ing over this victory.
The only mine reported In operation
in the region is the Quitable at Web
ster. . It Is a stock company compris
ing about seventy-five stockholder and
they nre mining their own coal. The
Blyth Coal company has offered the
09 cent rate to their men nt the Bed
Bird mine, but the officials will not al
low them to go to work at present, A
mass meeting was htid at Fayette City
this afternoon and plans made to look
after the strikers and see that no mines
The men in the Stickel Hollow mines
of Washington Coal company also came
out today, making the suspension com
plete in this district except at the mines
of the New York and Cleveland Ga-i
Coal company, where about 1,200 men
are working. No effort has yet been
made to get these diggers out and tho
miners at other pits who have laid
down their tools are grumbling at the
slowness of DeArmltt's men in Joining
SITUATION AT JELLICO.
Knoxville, Tenn., July 12. Authentic
Information from the Jelllco coal min
ing district, where over 2,000 miners aro
out on strike, is to the effect that re
ports ns to destitution among the peo
ple aro totally without foundation. Tho
men have had no work since May 1,
but have so far managed to subsist
without aid from the outside. Tho
trouble In the Jelllco disttict seems to
be mainly due to the desire of miners to
suspend dutingthe summer on account
of low prices of coal and high fi eight
rates. They have been indlfletent
whether or not an agreement was
reached as. lo wage scale. As yet no
violence lu been lepoited.
nee ru1 been lepoiteu.
ingfieldHllls., July 12. Pursuant
tie declsaa of yesterday's mass
ing the mviers in nil mines In tho
Springfield district struck today except
the Clear Lake Co-opeiatlve and
DROWNED WHILE BATHING.
Hundreds of Spectators Saw Arthur
lltirlan Lose His Lite.
Wllllamsport, July 12. In plain low of
hundreds of spectatois who wero con
gregated along tho banks of the river
Arthur J. Harlan w is drowned hero last
evening. While bathing young Harlan got
beyond his dnpth, and despite tho ef
forts of Guy Wintets, a companion, met
a watery grave.
Harlan's cries for help wero heard by
several lumbeimen who wero at work on
a noar-by boom. Tho latter rof un d to
go to tho lad's aid, believing that ho was
attempting to play r practical Joke on
them by feigning to bo drowning. Win
ters was Anally rescued In nn uncon
scious condition. Tho body of Harlan
was recoveied after several hours'
WAS EXAMINING A REVOLVER.
Altoonn, July 12. Geoige Kaiser, a welt
known young meehnnle of this city, met
Instant deuth whllo fooling with u loaded
revohcr. He was examining tho weapon
piovlous to purchasing It, when It was dis
charged, tho ball passing thiough his
NEW LINE OF WORK TOR WOMEN.
Now York, July 12 Nc w Brunsw Ick, N.
J has a woman night watchman, and 30
successful has Mrs. Oeorgo Huber been lu
her new vocation that she epocts to con
tinue in that cnpaelty Indefinitely,
The Herald's Wenthcr Forecast.
Now York, July 13 -The Herald's
weather forecast: In tho Mlddlo States
and Now Egland today, cloudy to part
ly cloudy weather will prevail till noon,
preceded on nnd near tho coasts by rain
with fresh variablo winds, northwest
erly and considerably lower temperature
and less actuul humidity, followed by
clearing In tho afternoon In this sec
tion, nnd tonight in New England, On
Wednesday In both of those slcUoiis fair
and considerably warmer wuuther will
prtvull with fresh and light noithwest
crlv winds, becoming variablo, follow ml
In tho western parts of this bcctlon by
a warm wave.