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SCRANTON, TAM SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1897.
Conferees No Nearer an
EACH SIDE REMAINS FIRM
House Conferees Will Accept
Thus J'nr tin; Ultimatum Hits Ilccn
"The House Schedule or Nothing."
."Members Prepared to Remain All
Summer if Jfcccssury--Eirorts of the
Senate to Confirm the Nomination
of .11. II. .McCord ns Governor of
Washington, July 16. Tonight the
tariff bill conferees are no nearer an
agreement on the sugar schedule, which
continues to be the main bone of con
tentlon, than they were when they be
gan. Kach side Is standing out as firm
ly as ever for Its own rates. The house
conferees are convinced that they can
win, supported as they are by almost
the unanimous sentiment of their party
in the house, and gome of them talk
with resignation of remaining here all
summer rather than yield to the senate
on this point.
There were rumors during the day
that the senate conferees were about to
surrender on sugar, but they proved to
be utterly without foundation. Believ
ing that If the senate Itself were per
mitted to vote on the question It would
vecedo from its rates on sugar, there
was also talk during the day forcing
an expression on the subject from the
senate In some way for Its effect on the
conferees, but this, also, on an Inves
tigation proved to be little more than
idle gossip. So far as can be ascer
tained the senate conferees are as de
termined as those of the house not to
surrender There is little doubt, how
ever, that they would accept a com
promise if the other side would agree
The difficulty is that the house con
ferees refuse to entertain any proposi
tion for compromise. Thus far their
ultimatum has been: "The house
Schedule or nothing." AVhlle the sugar
schedule blocks the way to an agree
ment the conferees have not been idle.
More progress has been made for the
minor features of the bill, and tenta
tive agreements have been reached in
many of the important paragraphs. An
influential member of the house who is
kept well advised of the situation, said
tonight that if the sugar schedule were
out of the way a complete agreement
could be reached In four iiours. Of
course, there Is always the possibility
that the conferees may get together at
any time, but as yet there is apparent
ly no prospect of breaking the dead
lock. If the present situation continues
until Tuesday or Wednesday next the
current opinion among the members of
the house is that a disagreement will
he reported for the purpose of giving
each house an opportunity to lnhtiuct
its conferees on the main obstacle to
EFFORTS TO CONFIRM M'CORD.
The senate spent more than four
hours In executive session today In an
off 01 1 to confirm the nomination of
M. II. McCord to be governor of Ari
zona, and adjourned after G o'clock
without having succeeded In that pur
pose. The failure was due, however,
only to tho absence of a quorum. A
vote was secured showing 26 votes for
and 11 against confirmation 8 less titan
a quorum. The contest was over Mc
Cord's record as developed by the In
vestigating of the committee on terri
tories and was made principally by
Senators Herry, Rate and Teller. The
debate was of a generally uninteresting
character, dealing with the details of
the charges against McCord which
cover practically the past twenty
The opposition to confirmation was
based on the plea that a man against
whom there were so many charge
should not be elevated to ho high an
office until he was absolutely cleared
of tho charges. It was asserted that
the committee had refused to make an
investigation of some of the charges
and that the McCord family had made
an Immense fortune out of land legis
lation in his congressional district In
Wisconsin for which he was responsi
ble. It was declured on behalf of the
committee that Its Investigation had
been thorough and it was hld that it
should be. sufficient to relieve Mr, Mc
Cord qf the aspersions upon his char
acter, IN THE HOUSE.
The house today agreed to the par
tial confetence repot t on the general
deficiency appropriation bill, and then
concurred in the senate amendment,
fixing the limit of cost of armor plate
for tho three battleships, now build
ing, at $300 Per ton. This was the main
Item still in dispute between the two
A strong effort was made to' Induce
tho house to agree to a substitute
proposition fixing the .limit at $400, as
recommended by- tho secretary of tho
navy, hut aftor a three hours' debar
the house, by a vote of 142-45, con
curred In the senate amendment.
Mersts. Stone, Republican, Pennsyl
vania; Poize), Republican. Pennsyl
vania, and Houtelle. Republican,
Maine, supported tho $ttiu proportion,
Yhlch was opposed by Messrs. King,
Democrat. Utah; Underwood, Demo
crat, Alabama; Barlow, Populist, Col
orado; Simpson, Populist, Kansas;
Gains, Democrat, Tennessee; Wheeler,
Democrat,, Alabama; Bayers, Demo
cr.it, Texas, and Cannon, Republican,
Mr. Pouter' Succor.
Washington. July 1(1. Ex-Secretray Fos
ter is bellovcd to bo meeting with a largo
measure of success In his efforts to secure
from the British government addltlonnl
measuics of protection for the seals In
Bering een, AVhlle ho has not yet re
ported that tho British government have
formally consented to participate In a
conferenco with this object In view, un
offlclal advices Indicate that this Is about
to be accomplished.
Reduced by President Clovolnml from
$220,(T00 to 8144,000.
Washington, July 16. Ex-Secretary
Herbert said today that tho statement
mads recently in the senate that Pres
ident Cleveland had remitted tho
heavy penalty imposed upon the Car
negie company for furnishing defective
armor to the government was not cor
rect. Mr. Herbert explained that after
three months of investigation he de
termined to inflict a fine of about $220,
000 on the firm for fraudulent prac
tices, and that he so Informed the pres
ident An appeal was taken to the white
house, however, by the armor people,
and eventually the fine was cut down
to $144,000 and paid up, and receipts for
It are held by the company.
HANNA FAVORS PEACE.
He Will Uladlv Co-opcrato with
Operators in Securing nn Amicable
Settlement ol thctJonl Strike.
Washington, July 16. The following
telegram, sent out yesterday, was re
ceived by Senator Hanna today:
Pittsburg. Pa., July IB. "Hon. M. A.
Hanna: With earnest co-operation of
Cleveland operators in Pittsburg district
strong possibility of securing uniformity
agreement, which miners and DeArmttt
say and we believe would result in settle
ment of strike. Con such assistance be
(Signed) "Owen, Little & Bishop."
The following response was wired
"Owen, Little & Bishop, Pittsburg:
Telegram received. Our conl Interests at
Pittsburg aro repiesented by Mr. Thomas
Young, who Is there and will co-operate
along the lino f-uggested. I will wire
Cleveland urging other operators to Join
the movement. Will Kindly co-operato
and will urge other operators to do tho
(Signed) "M. A. Hanna.
In addition, the following also was
"M. A. Hanna & Co., Cleveland, O.:
See other coal operators and strongly
urge thorn to Join in tho movement for
amicable settlement of coal strike at
(Signed) "M. A. Hanna."
Alexandria, Ind., July 16. By a strike
of the bit drawers at the plant of tho
Kelly Axe Manufacturing company, 600
men are made Idle. The strikers claim
that they are not paid for axes called
"seconds." The factory will be closed
Danville, 111,, July 16. The Kelly,
Pawnee, Blenburne and Brookslde com
panies signed an agreement today to
offer to the miners of this district the
Columbia scale. These companies mine
about a million of the million and half
tons, produced annually in this district.
WOMAN BREAKS OUT OF PRISON.
Mrs. llcrtlia Johnson Makes a Second
Escnpc and Is Recaptured.
Lima, Ohio, July 16. Mrs. Bertha
Johnson, who Is awaiting trial for at
tempting to kill her husband, made her
escape from Jail last night by digging
out a staple which fastened a trap door
leading to the roof of herv cell. She
lowered herself down by means of a
rope made from bed clothes, and walk
ed to Ellda, seven miles.
She was tracked by bloodhounds to
where she boarded a freight train, and
was overtaken at Delphos and arrested.
This was her second escape from Jail.
SARAH WAS UNGRACIOUS.
Refused to Attend tho Reception
Given for Her nt Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, England, July 16. Mme.
Sarah Bernhardt, who arrived here to
day on her provincial tour, provide 1 an
annoying disappointment for the munic
They had made elaborate arrango
ments to give her a formal clvlu recep
tion and assembled In the town hall In
their municipal robes, awaiting the
tragedienne. At the last moment Mme.
Bernhardt refused to attend the recep
tion, giving as the- solo tendon that she
did not feel sttong enough to climb the
Hock Mason, nn Ex-Convict, I'.x
chnngRs Shots with nn Officer.
Paris, K, July 16. Bock Mason, a
desperate negro ex-convict, was shot
nnd Instantly killed this nfternoon by
Luke Connolly, a Louisville and Nash
vlllo watchman, after a street duel in
which ten shots were fired.
Mason was wanted on a charge of
murder and when Connolly attempted
to arrest him he opened fire on tho
otllcer. The latter stood his ground
and returned the fire, three of his bul
lets striking the negro In the region of
the heart. Connolly was unhurt.
DIVORCED AND WEDS AGAIN.
Quick Work ofa xouug Pronchor nnd
n Rich Widow.
Lexington, Ky., July 16. Rev. Early
R. Redmon, a well-known young minis
ter of the Christian church, went to
Cincinnati yesterday to many Mrs.
Jennlo Hunter, a wealthy young widow
of Cripple Creek. Colonel Redmon ob
tained a divorce from his first wife,
who was Miss Sarah Lambrick, on last
He charged her with unfaithfulness.
Distinguished Oflioer Dead.
New York, July J6.-aeneral Phllllpo
Regis Des Trobrland, who was a distin
guished ofllcer of the Union In tho War of
the Rebellion, died at Baypost, L. I., last
evening, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
C. P. Post, with whom he was spending
the summer. He camo hero from his
homo at New Orleans about a month ago,
Cornsholler Kills n Vetcrnn.
Woodstown. N. J July 16. W. II. Har
rison Snelbaker, aged B7, a veteran of
the wr, having served In the Twelfth
New Jersey volunteers, died today. Snal
baker mangled his hand In a cornsheller
some days ago, and though his linger had
been amputated lockjaw set In, causing
MANGLED BY A
Shocking Accidents In International and
Great Northern Yards.
THREE WHITE BOYS ARE KILLED
A Neero Also Mangled by Frilling
Under Wheels While Attempting to
Steal n Rlilc--Tho Young Victims
vrrc Sitting on the Track Asloep
When Overtaken by the Train.
Austin, Tex., July 16. This morning
at 2 o'clock, a freight train in the
International nnd Great Northern
yards here ran over four white boys
who were sitting on the side of the
track asleep, killing three of them In
stantly and badly wounding the fourth.
The killed were:
JOHN BRIDGES, 15 years.
CHARLES SWEENEY, 13 years.
L. MONTGOMERY, 13 years.
The injured Is Henry Estls, 16 years.
They all were of Fort Worth. The
train ran over the boys as It came Into
the yards. On leaving an hour later, a
negro named Cox, of Waco, who at
tempted to grab a brake bar to steal
a ride, lost his hold and falling, was
mangled to death,
107 DAYS FOR CONTEMPT.
A Cam Involving Payment of 80 for
n Young Mistress.
Brldgeton, N. J., July 10. After hav
ing served 107 days for contempt of
court, James Frederick Merrill was re
Uased from the county Jail on his own
recognizance by order of Judge Ludlow
yesterday. About one year agi Ruth
Ada Merrill had Edward Gaud), of
Cedarvllle, arrested on a charge of
felonious assault. Her father, Jamoi
Frederick Merrill, was. the prosecuting
witness. The girl was not yet slx.een
jears old. and at the hearing Giudy
made no denial of his relations with
her, but claimed that he had paid he
father $6 for her. As she was under
the legal age of consent, however.
Gaudy was sent to Jail and th! grand
Jury found an Indictment against him.
Merrill did not obey the court's- sub
poena to appear as a witness against
Gaudy, but went away, It is said, under
Inducements. Some time ago his where
abouts were learned and he was arrest
ed on a bench warrant. Before the
case against Gaudy could he brought to
trial the girl, Ado, married him and
now lives with him. A nolle pros was
therefore entered by the prosecutor.
Since his arrest Merrill has remained
in Jail. When the matter was present
ed to Judge Ludlow yesterday he con
cluded that the man had been sufllc
MAD DOG IN TENEMENT.
Ran from Room to Room Terrifying
New Brunswlok, N. J., July 16. Ex
hibiting all the symptoms of hydro
phobia, a small black-and-tan dog last
night created a small sized panic in
a tenement house in this city in which
nine families live. Tho dog belonged
to John A. Manley. While Mr. Manley
was sitting at the table reading his
paper the dog suddenly jumped upon
the table and began to howl at a fright
ful rate. Before Manley could recover
from his surprise the animal Jumped
and ran to the top of the house.
The doors of several rooms of the
apartments were open, and the dog
rushed in one door and out of another
and soon had the Inmates terrified. Ma
jor John Parsel, a war veteran tried
to run the dog down with an old saber,
but the little animal was too quick for
him. It finally took refuge In a box
and was penned up before It did any
harm. Policeman Reed carried the box
through the yard and killed the dog.
SLICK SHOPLIFTERS IN JAIL.
Sarnti Wortliington and Lillian Hate
man Sentenced for n Year.
Baltimore, Md July 16. Sarah R.
Worthlngton and Lillian Bateman, of
New York, who were arrested last May
in that city, charged with the larceny
of Jewelry from Baltimore firms, plead
ed guilty In the criminal court today,
and were each sentenced to Jail for one
The method pursued by these young
women In their stealing consisted In
making some trivial purchase, and at
the same time engaging the clerks In
pleasant conversation. Upon their de
parture the theft would be discovered.
They seemed well satisfied at getting
off with one year's Imprisonment.
KNEE PANTS MAKERS STRIKE.
Two Thousand Men nnd Women in
New York Enter Protest.
New York, July 16. The knee pants
makers, an independent branch of the
Socialist Trade and Labor Alliance,
numbering ISOO men and 200 women,
held a mass meeting tonight in antici
pation of the big strike scheduled for
tho last days of thU month,
Tho leader of tho knee pants makers
says that the operators are trying to
eke out an existence on a, pittance of
$7 a week for 14 hours as a day's work.
The speakers tonight advised the op
erators to stand together for living
wages, the enforcement of the weekly
ware system, shorter hours of toll and
tlu tenewal of last year's agreement.
ROMANCE OF THE ENDEAV0RERS.
Lovers Parted for Six Ycnrs Moot
Again nnd Marry.
San Francisco, Cat., July 16. Six
years ago Miss Mury B. Davis and
George C. King were sweethearts in
Louisville, Ky. King, who was for
merly a. clerk In the employ of. tho
untio of his bride, was sent out here
as his agent after Miss Davis' parents
had discovered his BUlt.
Miss Davis was here with the En
deavorers and met King. The eld love
was renewed, and yesterday they were
wedded at the Palace hotel,
Medals of Honor.
Washington, July 10. Tho preslJent has
awarded modaU of honor to Captain Har
lan J, Swift, of Buffalo, of tho Second New
York Mounted rules, and .Charles, Day.
of Wo'.laboro, Pa., u private Ih U'e Tenth
GOLD FINDS IN ALASKA.
Marvelous Reports Brought from tho
New Placer District.
San Diego, Cal., July 16. A special
this evening from Thomas Hlgglns,
well known on the coast rb master of
the steamship Excelsior and n reliable
"The Excelsior has Just arrived at
fan Francisco from Yukon River,
Alaska, with thirty miners on board
nnd over two tons of placer gold. The
miners tell marvelous tales of the rich
ness of the Kloondyke placer, which
they say Is the greatest ever known.
"The smallest stake made by any
miner during the season was $12,000.
Some made $50,000, while two men
panned out $100,000 last winter.
"The Excelsior made tho quickest
run on record from Yukon, beating the
steamer Portland, also, coming down
with forty miners and rons of gold In
the hold. This Is placer gold, nearly
pure, not gold ore,"
These Bteamers were sent specially
with supplies to the miners, and bring
the first news since last summer from
the placer district far uf on the Yukon
river. A wild rush to the Alaska mines
Is expected as a result of the roseate
ANDREE'S BALLOON STARTS.
The Explorer Reported to Hnvo Mode
a 1'nvorabli! Ascension.
Tromsoe, Island of Troinsoe, Fin
mark, Norway, July 16. The steamer
Svenskaund, which has arrived here
from Spltzbergen, reports that Herr
Andree, the aeronaut, ascended In his
balloon on Sunday afternoon at 2,30.
The ascent was made under favorable
clicumstances; the wind was good and
all was well.
FEATURE OF THE STRIKE.
Pence Seems to Prevail Everywhere
at Prcsent--Conl Takes Another
Tumble in Price.
Pittsburg, July 16. Dullness at min
ers' headquarters and In all the mines
In the Pittsburg district and unusual
activity in the coal mnrket character
ized the features of the strike today.
For a strike so general, It causes little
excitement. Peace seems to prevail
everywhere, but how long this state of
affairs will continue cannot even be
guessed. The miners are apparently
willing to be idle and as yet no suf
fering has been reported at district
The miners' officials were very much
elated over news from West Virginia.
Several telegrams from the organizers
in that section of an encouraging na
ture were received. "There is nothing
startling to report frpm any of the dis
tricts," said Patrick Dolan. "The men,
with the exception of a very few, aro
out and we are satisfied with the situa
tion." Coal took nnotherT tumble in price
today. It sold for $1.25" at the mine, a
decrease of 25 cents from the day pre
vious. A tour among the operators demon
strated that there was plenty of coal on
hand. It was learned that the Penn
sylvania Gas Coal company, Westmore
land Gas Coal company, Manor shaft,
Keystone Coal company, Washington
Run Coal company, the Boon and Al
lison mines were furnishing consider
able coal. It was estimated that the
mines east of Pittsburg are furnishing
130 cars a day.
Nearly all the empty coal cars In tho
Pittsburg district are finding their
way to the West Virginia coal fields.
The Baltimore and Ohio took several
trains of them today. It was also
learned that 250 cars were golnsr from
the Pocahontas field In West Virginia
Into Cleveland. The records show that
a cargo of 2,000 tons was loaded Wed
nesday, a similar one on Thursday and
the north wing was loaded today with
the same amount. Another cargo will
be loaded tomorrow. The price Is $2.30
alongside, of free on board the vessel.
It was learned tonight that the pro
gramme of the miners' officials Is to
bring out nil the men possible In the
West Virginia field and to bring all the
organizers to Pittsburg.
Columbus, O., July 16. President
Ratchford, In speaking of the action of
Governor Hastings In signing the
miners' bill Just passed by the Penn
sylvania legislature, providing for the
weighing of coal before It Is screened,
said: "It Is the strongest expression
of friendship for the cause that Gov
ernor Hastings could have made at this
Word was received at national head
quarters today that the suspension In
Illinois is practically complete.
PATRICK MADDEN KILLED.
Run Down by n Trolley Car South of
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Plttston, Pa July 16. Patrick Mad
den, aged 24, who resided with his wid
owed mother at Sebastopol, had both
his legs crushed by a Wllkes-Barre
Traction company car last night, In the
vicinity of No. 14 breaker, about a mile
below Plttston. The hospital physicians
hoped to save his life by amputating
both legs, but his chances of recovery
are thought to be slight.
The motorman of the car claims that
Madden was sitting on the rail, appar
KILLED BY A FREIGHT TRAIN.
Denton, Md July 16. Frederick B.
Stambaugh, one of tho wealthiest and
most prominent cltlrens of this county,
was killed by the north bound freight
train on tho Delaware and Chesapeuko
railway et Rldgely this morning. Mr."
Stambaugh n as a native of Pennsylvania
Ho was Identified with soveral Important
business enterprises at Rldgely and has
accumulated considerable wealth. Ho was
about 45 years old, A widow and ono
daughter survive him.
Death of Richmrind Aulick,
Trenton, N. J., July 16. Richmond O.
Aultck, step-son of Oeorgo M. Robeson,
secretary of the navy under General
Grant, died horo today at Mr. Robeson's
residence. Aulick was a son of the 'ate
Captain Aulick. of the United States
navy, and grandson of Commodore John
H, Aulick. The deceased was a graduate
of Princeton university nnd a member of
the New York bar.
To Mark Convict Goods.
Washington, July 16. Representative
Dorr today Introduced In the houso a bill
to prohibit trie sale of convict-made goods
unless branded as such.
Aside from Coal Strike, tho Skies Aro
NOTHING TO HINDER IMPROVEMENT
With the Moner Markets Unclouded
and tho I'ncortninlty About Legis
lation Removed There Seems Noth
ing Thnt Can Hinder Progress.
Crop Prospects Have Ilccn Improv-cd--Homc
Industries Are Active.
New York, July 16. R. G, Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Reviow of Trade tomorrow will
Excepting tho great coal miners'
strike, which may terminate at any
time, there is scarcely a feature of tho
business outlook which Is not encour
aging, the season considered. Crop
prospects have been Improved by need
ed rain In some regions, and foreign
advices continue to promise a large de
mand. In many home Industries, par
ticularly in building, there is more ac
tivity than in any year since 1832, and
the week has brought a better demand
In boots and shoes and In woolcns.whlle
the movement of freight, mainly Iron
ore, through the Sault Ste Marie canal
Is the largest In Its history. With
money markets unclouded, there Is
nothing in sight to hinder rapid Im
provement when uncertainty about leg
islation has been removed, for the
miners' strike could not last long If
business and Industries should become
active. There Is much less npprehen
slon of a failure of fuel supply than
there was during tho first few days
when prices rapidly advanced, and
large quantities of coal from West Vir
ginia have reached northern markets,
but some of the miners in that state
The advance In wheat to 81 was not
due to the government estimate, which
was followed by a decline, but to for
eign advices and considerable buying
for export. Cotton is 1-16 higher, tho
closing or partial stoppage of Import
ant New England mills hardly neutral
izing In market estimation the appre
hensions of Injury from drought.
The cotton goods market does not yet
reduce large accumulated stocks, as the
curtailment of production shows, but Is
growing a little more healthy without
change In prices. Speculation In the
wool market continues with prices at
all points stronger. The output of Iron
furnaces July 1 was 164,064 tons weekly
against 168.3S0 June 1, but several fur
naces have gone Into blast since July
1, and the output is large for the sea
son. Presumably an unprecedented
share of It Is to supply the great steel
companies, which are even now putting
more furnaces into blast, and have
heavy orders taken when prices were
dropped, while the demand for struc
tural shapes and plates Is large, and
for bars Improving, though steel bars
aro now at the lowest quotation ever
known In Pittsburg, 87V4 to 90 cents,
with Bessemer pig quoted slightly
lower. Tin plates are also lower at
$3.10 for full weight, and less than $3
Is paid for 100-pound boxes.
Failures for the week have been 263
In the United States against 269 last
year, and 27 in Canada against 39 last
DIGGIN0 FOR A BURIED MINER,
Rescue Ncnring the Mini Who Has
Been Imprisoned 'IV u Days.
Phoenix, Ariz., July 16, John Stev
ens, the miner Imprisoned by a cave
In at the Mammoth mine at Goldflelds,
forty miles east of Phoenix, Is still
alive, and day by day answers back
tho signals of the rescuers working In
the new- shaft being sunk to reach him.
This is now the tenth day of his
imprisonment, and whethor in that
time he has had food or water is only
conjecture. It has been feared as well
that his supply of air would fall. The
rescue shaft Is now within thirty feet
of the 200-foot drift where Stevens Is,
and during the night It Is thought a
drill hole may be sunk to him through
which to send water and food.
The entire force of the mine has
been divided Into short watches in
sinking the shaft, and tho labors of
the miners have been herculean. Two
shafts started before the one now be
ing pushed had to be abandoned on
account of caving earth.
Stevens, who Is an old Colorado min
er, has, It Is believed, made consider
able progress toward the rescuers. The
cave-In was caused by Insufficient
timbering In a great underground
slope, from which several hundred
thousand dollars' worth of rich ore
have been taken.
MILLIONAIRE WANTS A WIFE.
T. J. Tipton Conies to America with
New York, July 16. It was an
nounced today that Thomas J, Llpton,
the Glasgow millionaire tea merchant,
who is now stopping at the Waldorf,
would like to marry an American girl.
Mr. Llpton gave $125,000 to the princess
ct Wales' Jubilee fund to feast the
poor of London. He came here on the
Campania lust week, on what was sup
posed a business trip only, but to sev
eral gentlemen whom he has met In
New York he has confessed a more se
"1 have arrived at that ago whea I
need a wife," he said, "I don't care
how much money she has or what hr
position In society is. I've got enough
money, I guess, to support two persons.
I like America, what I've seen of It,
and I've always been a great admirer
of tho American women. I don't care
anything about a title. I'd marry a
p;'or New York girl as quick as the
richest duchess out of a London drawing-room.
All I want is a good wife."
Havana, July 16. (Acting upon the sug
gestion of Captain General Wcyler,
Queen Regent Chrlttlna has granted par
dons to the Insurgent chiefs, Rogelto,
Camacho, Domingo, Gonzales, Castillo,
Glllermo, Fuente and Rlvero, who were
under sentence of death.
Hush Murderer Executed.
London. July 16. A dispatch from Syd
ney, N. ,W. 8., says that Frank Butler,
tho Australian bush murderer, was exe
cuted yesterday. He confessed to having
committed four murders.
POISON FOR HER RIVAL.
A. School Teacher Kills tho. Mother
Instond of tho Daughter.
Chandler, Okla., July 16. Miss Graco
Allen, of Fredonlo, Kan., is under ar
rest, charged with poisoning Miss
Phronla Echcs nnd her mother. Tho
latter Is dead. Jealousy prompted the
deed, both the young women being In
love with the same man. Before be
ing arrested Miss Allen tried to commit
suicide, but was prevented. The rivals
are school teachers.
Miss Allen first attempted to poison
Miss Echcs on Saturday last, and on
the following night mode another at
tempt by putting polsoh in her food.
Mrs. Eches ate the food and died.
THE ENGLISH IN MADAGASCAR.
Alleged Evidcnco of Tlioir Intrigues
with tho Nntivcs.
Paris, July 16. Figaro publishes a
proclamation alleged to have been Is
sued by the chiefs of the Tanalas tribe
of Madagascar, Inciting their follow
ers to massacre all the Europeans In
the Island with the exception of the
English, who, according to the procla
mation, must he regaided us "allies
of the Malagasies."
Commenting upon the activity of
English intrigues In the island, Figaro
adds: "Wherever the natives revolt
against us we find them in alliance
with the British."
THE WAR IN CUBA.
Reports of Engagements, with Con
siderable Insurgent Loscs--.um-bcrs
Havana.July 16. Official reports from
Clenfuegos, where Capt. Gen. Wcyler is
announced to have arrived, state that
tho Sagunto squadron has defeated the
Insurgents In Platanos, forcing them to
retire, leaving nineteen of their num.
ber dead upon the field. The Spaniards
captured a quantity of arms and muni
tlons of war, beside a splendid outfit of
An engagement Is reported to have
taken place at Bahla Honda, Province
of Plnar del Rio, In which the Insur
gents were defeated with a loss of
eighteen killed, among them a major.
Seven or more of the Insurgents are re
ported to have surrendered.
Reports from Plnar del Rio state that
seventy-eight rebels have surrendered
in that province. Thirty-three of those
who gave themselves up were armed
and forty-five were unarmed.
ANOTHER NEGRO LYNCHED.
His Victim Was n Woman, Whom Ho
Set on Fire, and tho Alabnmn Mob
Montgomery, Ala., July 16. Major
Terrell, a negro, yesterday assaulted
Mrs. Martin Thomas, a white woman,
living in the country, five miles from
Elba, Ala. Bhe was alpne in the house
w;lth her six months' old baby. After
tho assault the woman was struck In
the head and thrown on the bed beside
her sleeping Infant. Fagots of pine
wood were then piled upon her and set
The flames attracted some passers
by and they rescued the woman In time
to get her dying statement. The baby
was roasted. Terrell was arrested,
when a mob broke up the court and
took 1dm out and hanged him.
I'oul Play Suspected.
Bordentown, N. J., July 16. The body
of a man found drowned In Black's creek
here on Wednesday has been Identlzcd
as Barney McCoy, who served In Com
pany C, Ninth regiment. New Jersey vol
unteers. He was a pensioner and Is
thought to have been foully deatth with.
Pulled Down Old CJIorv.
Toronto, Ont., July 16 An American flag
flying at the city hall In honor of the vis
iting delegates to the Epworth league con
vention, was torn down by an ultra Brit
ish artisan today. Tho man was at once
arrested and locked up.
Dr. Stokes Dend.
Now York, July 16. Rev. Dr. Elwood H.
Stokes, president of the Ocean Urovo
Camp Meeting association, died tonight at
his homo at Ocean Grove, N. J.
Erie Uuys tho Northern.
'New York, July 10. It was announced
today that the control of tho Northern
Railroad company of New Jersey has boon
bought by the Brie Railway company.
The Hcrutd's Wcnther Forecast.
New York, July 17, In the middle states
and New England, today, fair to partly
cloudy weather will prevail with nearly
stationary or rather moderate tempera
ture, sultriness, Increasing slightly, and
fresh southwcBterly to southeasterly
winds, followed by local rain, mostly light.
On Sunday, In both of these sections,
partly cloudy to fair weather will prevail,
with fresh variable winds and slight tern
peraturo changes, proceded by light or
moderate local rain and followed by clear
ing and warmer weather.
THE NEWS THIS M0RNINU.
Weather Indications Today:
Light .Showers; Southerly Winds.
1 Goneial Deadlock of Conferees on
Today Ends the Camp at Mt. Gretna.
Threa Boys and a Negro Killed by the
Encouraging Outlook In Business.
2 Sport Rochester Walks Oft with
Eastern, National and Atlantic League
Keogh ReUlns tho World's Pool
Coming Race Meet at tho Driving
3 State Governor Hastings Turns the
X-rtay on Appropriations Bills.
Suicide Rather Than Lynching.
5 Local-iRellglous News of the Week.
Boclal and Personal.
6 Local CounclViCommlttoe Give Wheel.
men a Hearing.
F. W. FlelU'S Fight for Republican
7 LocalSt. Luke's Summer Homo at
Improvements Under Way In the Cen
8 Local West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Story "A False Conclusion,"
Fashions at Saratoga,
11 Local and Foreign Welsh News,
12 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial,
Thirteenth Begins the
Homeward Trip This
LAST DAY WAS DELIGHTFUL
Brigade Engaged in a Lively
This .Horning nt 0 O'clock tho Tents
Will Ito Down and Two Hours Later
tho Hoys Will Do on the Rorid
Homc--Expcct to Arrive in Scran
ton nt a O'clock This Altcrnoon
Cnptnin lUcCnitslnnd, of Company
G, Entertains at n Dinner.
COLONEL H. A. COURSEN.
Commander of the First Regiment of th
State National Guard.
By Associated Press.
Mount Gretna, Pa., July 16. Today,
the last of the Third brigade encamp
ment for the year, routine was strictly
Battery C was out at 5 o'clock and
made the valley quiver with the four
cannons. The governor's troop wera
drilling this morning and Captain Ott
gave his men practice in squad car
The signal corps attached to the
Ninth regiment were practicing signal
ing from the mountains to headquar
ters. There were hundreds of people from
Lebanon and Harrlsburg to see the ex
pected sham battle this afternoon, but
it was not a sham battle after all, as
General Gobln objects to that, but the
spectators were rewarded by hearing
'battalion and company firing. For over
an hour the entire brigade sent skir
mishers into the woods hunting imag
inary enemies and knocking them over
ORDERS TO BREAK CAMP.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Camp Lewis Merrill, Mt. Gretna, Pa,
July 10. Orders were received at head
quarters this afternoon for the Thir
teenth regiment to break camp at 6
o'clook tomorrow morning and be ready
to take the train at 8 o'clock. Tho
Ninth regiment will move at the samo
time. Tonight the tents are belns
taken down and general preparations
for departure being made. The regi
ment will arrive In Scranton at prob
ably 3 o'clock p. m.
The last day at Gretna has been the
most delightful of all. In the morning
there were regimental drills and at 3
o'clock this afternoon the brigade par
ticipated in the usual sham battlu
which to the soldier Is a delicious net
of war. Fourteen rounds of ammuni
tion were given out to each man.
General Gobln first arranged his line
of battle along the eastern extreme of
the field and facing brigade headquar
ters. The regiments then moved up In
order with troop A and tho battery of
artillery playing their respective parts.
The Thirteenth was In the thick of
tho fight, that silver trophy capturing
general attention from the thousand
spectators on tho field. After the bri
gade drill the Thirteenth gave a regi
mental dress parade. The Third brig
ade band honored Colonel Coursen with.
Its service during tho parade. Tlion
the regiment assembled at their quar
ters. Adjutant Mattes read a "regi
mental order reprimanding Sergeant
Patrick I. Walsh. Sergeant William J.
Cutler, Corporal George W. Roberts
nnd Private Leslie S. Frltchey, all of
Company B, for not participating In tho
regiment parade In Philadelphia. Thd
reprimand was leniently and regret-
ably expressed and the men will not
be reduced to the ranks as Is usual la
such cases. Tonight everybody Is mak
ing the most of the last few hours,
Unofficial orders weio received by
Quartermaster Tracey this morning to
havo tho tents down by 6 o'clock Satur
day morning and the baggage on tho
train by 8 o'clock. Twenty men will
he detailed to break camp. General
Gobln nt first ordered the Fourth reg
iment to look after all the work of tent
razing of every regiment, but General
Stewart countermanded the order and
each regiment will take charge of its
own "breaking," The detail of twenty
will remain after tho regiment's depar.
ture, and will remove all state property
from the Thirteenth's around.
Lieutenant Tracey will be In charge.
The Ninth regiment will move at the
same tlm only their train will go
north, the Thirteenth's going south.
Tonight in Company G's mess tent
Captain R. J, McCaualand, who has
won general favor, gave a camp din-
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