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A Mob Attempts to Burn
a Temporary Fever
SAVED BY THE FIREMEN
The Police Protect the .ire
A Schoolliouso Set on Fire, tint fin veil
by tlio Pollce--Tlio Mob Unduly
Frightcncd'-Thrcc Deaths and One
Now Cnsu of Yellow l'cvcr iu Now
New Orleans, Sept. 24. Efficient work
In face of the attacks of a mob en
abled the tire depuitment to save tho
main portion of the Beauregard school
building, which was set on fire la,te
last night to pi event Its use as a yel
low fever hospital. Only tho annexes
of the structure were burned. The
hlarm was sounded nt 12.30 a. m.
After a mass meeting of cltlzeifs held
last night a riotous crowd gathered
around tve building and openly threat
ened that at the ilrst opportunity they
would lire It. Throughout yesterday
Sister Agnes and a number of other
Sisters of Charity, with other usslst)
ance from the hospital, had been put
ting the building In order for the re
ception of yellow fever patients. Tho
school board. In the imhntlmc, had
removed from the building every desk
and other articles of furniture and the
hosiital authorities had moved Into
the- building cots and other necessary
nrjuncts for the treatment of the sick.
At nightfall Surgeon Bloom, of the
hosrdtnl, the Sisters and others hnd
been warned to leave the building.
They did so, headed by Sister Agne,
and threaded their way through a
dense crowd of excited citizens.
Then a small force of polloe was or
dered to the scene, but the mob bent
on Incendiarism was sharper than the
guards, and while the police were
busily engaged In attempting to quell
the riotous crowd In front of the build
ing two men with a five-gallon can of
oil proceeded to the rear and quickly
applied the torch. The first fire en
gine had scarcely nrrlved when Its hoso
was cut. When ov sr engines reached
the scene their hose .. o was destroyed
by the mob.
Chief of Police Ouster and Captain
Journeo finally arrived In a patrol
wagon with a big squad of policemen
rnd beat the mob back. Then the fire
men went actively to work and suc
ceeded In preventing the total destruc
tion of the building.
The action of the mob is roundly de
nounced on all sides. The school Is a
handsome building, isolated and sit
uated in the center of a laire square.
There was no danger of infection from
it. and the people In the neighborhood
are unduly alarmed. Unless, however,
n company of soldiers Is ordered out to
protect the building, It is not lmprob
rble that n second attempt will bo
made to burn It.
Only one new case of yellow fever
was reported today. It Is that of a
iman living on Boutbon street, and he
is said to be In' a dangeious condition.
Dr. do Montluzln Is the attending phy
sician and rerorted tho case to the
board. It was Dr. do Montluzln that
rtald tho other day that the prevailing
sickness was Burmah fever.
UNION LEAGUE OFFICERS.
Officers Fleeted nt tlio Nntionnl Kn
cnmpiiicut at Columbus.
Columbus, O., Sept. 21. The national
encampment of the Union Veteran
league have elected the following of
ficers for the ensuing year:
National commander, Archibald
Blakley, Pittsburg; senior vice com
mander. D. D. Spooner, Chicago; Jun
ior vice commander, Wllllum ltalrd,
Lewlston, Me.; surgeon general, Dr.
C. M. Savage, Columbus, O.; quarter
master general. Thomas J. Hubbard,
Baltimore; chaplain-tn-ehlef, Rev.
Chillies L. Shergar, Wellsboro, Pa.;
oxecutle committee, Edward Donnel
ly. Jersey City; John V. Baker, Penn
pjivania; Joseph U. Knox. Massachu
setts, John D. Shepard, Kentucky; A.
S. Oliver, Ohio.
The date of the encampments of the
future was changed from the second
Wednesday in October to the second
Wednesday In September. The next
encampment will bo held in the city
of Willlamsport, Ta.
TICKET SCALPER FINE
Stephen .Hurray Convicted
Atlantic, City, N. J., Sept. 24. Steph
en Murray, of Atlantic City, was con
victed today in the Atlantic county
court,, at May's Landing, of scalping
tickets and selling passes of tho Penn
sylvania rallioad, and sentenced to Im
prisonment for three months and to
pay a fine of $100 and costs.
This conviction following so closely
on the heels of the sentence of White
at yesterday's session, will, it is be
lleved, inspire a more careful regard
for the law on this subject In Now
Murray wa3 arrested in August while
selling the tickets on the streets of At
lantic City, and has been confined since
in default of ball.
.Murder and Suicide.
Shelbyvllle, Ind., Sept. 2i.Vcsley Nad
ing, a well Known ond wealthy citizen,
bhot and klled his wlfo and then iired a
bullet Into his own biuln at Flat Houk to
day. Ho Is alive, but cannot recover.
Nadlng was of a despondent nature, and
at HniM would crow Jealous ot his wife.
SOCIAL DEA10CRACY QUIET.
Will Tnko No Active Part in the Pro
posed Labor Convention.
Chlcngo, Sept. 21. Secretary Kelll
her said today that the Social Democ
racy would take no part In the pro
posed convention o labor representa
tives which was to have been held In
Chicago Monday In the Interests of the
striking coal miners, and that word
hnd been sent to all Its delegates to
"The partial settlement of the coal
miners' strike rendered the convention
unnecessary," said Mr. Kelllher. "The
action of the Federation of Labor con
vention at Washington yesterday In
advising annulling the convention be
cause of the settlement of the strike
practically put a quietus on the pro
posed convention. The United Mlno
Woi Iters, under whose auspices the
I convention was to have been held, have
done nothing toward making arrange
ments for the meeting. The Social De
mocracy Is &lmply following the lead
of the American Federation of Labor
In advising its delegates to remain
It Is now practically certain that no
attempt will bo made to hold the con
vention. DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE.
Gold Is Tlowlug Our Wny-Whcnt
Gains a rrnctlon--IIcavy Demand
New Tori;, Sept. 21. II. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade will say
in its issue tomorrow:
Oold Imports have begun direct from
England and from Frunce, besides the
arrival of J4.000.000 at San Francisco
from Australia for wheat exported. The
gold received there and started from
Europe amounts to $6,500,000 in two
days, and the advance of its rates by
the Bank of England to 2& per cent,
seems little likely to check the move
ment, In view of heavy merchandise
balances due to this country and the
rise in rate of Interest here.
Produce markets have been uncer
tain, closing a fraction higher for both
wheat and corn, while the decline in
Wheat has gained a fraction for the
weJlc, while Atlantic exports, Hour in
cluded, for three weeks, have been 12,
4!S,181 bushels against 6,183,713 last
year. Western receipts are i ceding
last year's and foreign estimates now
agree in making the probable require
ment from this country over 100,000,000
bushels greater than last year.
The official ending of th'e western coal
strike adds many thousand men to th
working force In the mines, and others
In manufactures using bituminous coal.
The anthtaclte strike has substantially
ended, and no extensive labor disturb
ance is threatened. The output of coke
is now 123,000 tons, and the price is
al" .Ivanced. Some branches of tho
.ion and steel industry are clearly no
longer able to keep up with their new
orders. Others are very fully employed
for some months ahead, and with all
the demand it is increasing. Heavy
buying has raised Bessemer pig at
Pittsburg to $10.50 and Grey Forge to
$9.00, with actual sales of 10,000 tons,
Southern pig In the Mahoning "Valley
for $0.73 at Birmingham. Billets are
quoted at $16.25 and $23 has been re
fused for wire rods.
Structural work is behind orders, tin
plate mills art hindered by failure to
get sheet bars delivered fast enough,
plate and sheet mills find heavy demand
everywhere, and bars are in great de
mand for cars at the west, with vastly
Improved demand and a shade better
prices at the east. The average ad
vance of iron and steel products from
the lowest point is S.2 per cent.
Wool sales at Boston have decreased
a quarter, but manufacturers are still
unable to find profits In goods with wool
nt present prices.
Failures for tho week have been 209
In the United States against 315 last
year, and 28 In Canada against 3D last
A Defcnsoof Finotional Insanity Was
Successful in His Case.
Atlantic City. N. J.. Sept. 24. The
case of Robert Hibberd, the young man
who was on trial at May's Landing, for
shooting Mrs. Phoebe Phillips, in this
city on Decoration Day, and who was
yesterday married to the woman he at
tempted to murder, was submitted to
the Jurv at 10 o'clock this morning.
After deliberating six hours, they re
turned n verdict of acquittal.
The verdict was a surprise to all
present. Mrs. Hibberd, nee Phillips,
dropped In a faint when the verdict
was announced. The defence was emo
CHICAGO ALDERMAN nRIBE-PROOF.
This One Kcfuscd to Sell His Vote to
Chicago, 111., Sept, 24, Alderman
Mangier has told about the alleged at
tempt to bribe him in the interest of
the General Electric Rullway ordin
ance. The man he charges with offer
ing him a bribe Is Jacob L. Kesner,
manager of a large department store
The alderman told how Kesner had
offered him money for his intluence
and his vote, and then had pestered
him with notes and finally with an
offer to raise the bid $500.
Decker Is Suspended.
Mtlmore. Sept. 24. Chairman Albert
. A)U, of tho League of American Wheel,
men raemg 'board, In a special bulletin,
Issued tonight, announces the suspension
of W. E. Becker, pending the Investiga
tion of a charge of having assaulted a
competitor on the track.
FRESH FOREIGN OOSSIP.
California fruit finds ready sale at re
muneratlve prices In the London market.
Tho state ment that President Kruger
Is critically 11 Is denied at Pretoria,
At a mass meeting In Athens a copy
of tho treaty of peece was publicly burned
amidst a great uproar.
A German and his wire have, been ar
rested at Berlin for selling forged copies
of Martin Luther's autograph.
Thousands of persons have been ren
dered destitute by floods In China, and
property worth $1,000,001 was destroyed.
Tho Hoods In Italy have proved dliaa
trous to life and property, many persona
being killed aid great tracts of countvy
. MINE EXPLOSION
Two Men Killed and Fifteen Others
FIVE OR SIX MINERS IMPRISONED
The Men Aro Undoubtedly Dead by
This Time--.Host of the Victims Arc
Ilusstnns and ltalians--Tlio l'orce
of tlio F.xploslon Throws n Mine
Mulo Two Hundred Ynrds.
Marlon, 111., Sept. 24. An explosion,
terrible In its effects, occurred in the
Williamson County Coal company's
mine, four miles north of here, today.
Fifteen wounded miners, two of whom
have since died, have been rescued
from the smoke and llames, while one
was found dead when tho rescuing
party went down tho shaft.
Several of tho wounded are so severe
ly crushed and otherwise hurt that
they will die. There are said to be five
or six miners still imprisoned in tho
burning mine, but they cannot bo
reached on account of the smoke and
fire. These men, no doubt, arc dead
bcfoic this time, as there Is no means
of escape for them, the mine not hav
ing been provided wltn tho usual es
Most of the men killed and wounded
arc Russians and Italians, and It Is
impossible to get their names at this
hour. Tho force of the explosion was
tremendous, as It blew one of the mine
mules over two hundred yards along
the main entry and Into the big dump
at the bottom of the shaft, which Is
ISO feet deep. .
Tho cages are being run up nnd
down the shaft as fast as the engines
can force them for the purpose of con
fining the flames In the entries and
preventing them from coming up tho
shaft nnd setting fire to timbers and
buildings nt the mouth of the pit. The
explosion was no doubt caused by nat
ural gas, of which there Is a good deal
in this mine, taking fire from the
miners' lamps when they descended as
they started for work this morning.
GREELEV RELICS FOUND.
Lieutenant 1'cnry Silent ns to His
I)iscovcry--Tlio IJJg Meteorite.
Boston, Sept. 24. Lieutenant Peary,
the noted Arctic explorer, was in Bos
ton last night. With him is his wife
and little daughter, also C. L. Baldwin
and Arthur Moore, who accompanied
him on the trip. Lieutenant Peary said
that he experienced a most unusual
and stormy season. He said:
"After wo left North Sydney, we
sailed to Turnavlk Island, on th? coast
of Labrador. From there wo went to
Bailln'fc Land on Resolution island.
What I consider the most Important
discovery was my finding of the tellcs
of Greeley's expedition on Cape Sabln.
I would prefer not to mention them.
"We touched Meteoric island on Au
gust 30th and got the big meteorite,
which we discovered before. It was
just small enough to go Into the hold
of the Hope, measuring 12x18 feet and
weighing 100 tons. It is a beautiful
specimen; In fact the best I ever saw.
1 have tested it and find that the com
position Is almost similar to that used
in plate armor on United States war
ships. It looks like nickled steel."
SLUNG-SHOT AND KNOCK-OUT DROPS.
Pound with Stolen Goods from the
New York, Sept. 24. John H. Staats,
assistant superintendent of the Hotel
Waldorf, on Fifth avenue, this city, is
locked up at police headquarters, ac
cused by Proprietor Boldt of having
committed a series of robberies In the
A rug worth $1,000, which had van
ished from the Waldorf, was found In
a room rented by Staats, on East Thir
teenth street, nlso silverware and other
valuable property, a slung-shot, revol
vers nnd a bottle of knock-out drops.
Some of the articles bear the stamp of
the United States hotel, Boston, and
the Hotel Haubleln, Washington. The
latter establishment Is said to have
been once owned by the prisoner.
The detectives say that Staats' wife
Is In the country and that Staats has
been living with another woman in
Brooklyn. The value of the goods
stolen at the Waldorf amounts to many
thousands of dollars.
SOUTH OMAHA EXCHANGE SUED.
An Injunction Sought ns in tho Knn
sns City F.xchnngo Case.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 24. Suit was
brought yesterday by the United
States attorney general against tho
South Omaha Live Stock Exchange
and Its 200 members. If a decision Is
given In accordance with the recent
ruling as to the Kansas City exchange,
it will act as a perpetual injunction
against doing business on the South
The suit Is based, it is said, on the
allegation of the Omaha Live Stock
Commission company that the ex
change In various ways prevented
them from doing business at the yards.
The plaintiffs ask for an order re
straining the Live Stock Exchange
from enforcing its rules, especially
those discriminating against traders
who are not members.
SEVEN BULLETS IN THE BODY.
Second Murder Committed on n Farm
Near I.amar, Missouri.
Lamar, Mo., Sept. 24. The badly de
composed body of a man was found on
the farm of J. W. Robinson, about
three miles southeast of here. An ex
amination disclosed four bullet holes
In the back of tho head, two in tho
back and one In the shoulder.
The face was disfigured and the body
had been torn by buzzards. From pa
pers found on the corpse it Is thought
ho was" a partner of tho man who was
murdered, near this city recently.
Charles II. Pen ma u Appointed.
Ilarrlbburg, Sept. 21, Charles B. Pen
mun, ot Scranton, has been appointed a
collector of statistics in the bureau of
SUPERSTITION IN RELI0I0N.
EvnnRolldt II. I'ny .Hills Says It All
.11 list Go.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 21. Rev. B.
Fay Mills, the evangelist, created a
sensation today in a speech ho deliv
ered before the Unitarian conference
on the "Mission to the United States."
"The whole system of dogmatism nnd
ot itlestcrnft, Protestant and Catholic,
Is to go. The multitude care no more
for liberal platforms than for orthodox
platforms. Thej aro weary of book
religion n'nd theories. Orthodoxy hns
failed only as liberal religion has
failed. Each has failed to be religious.
Tho world has more use for the Salva
tion Army than for a Brahmlc cult.
"Society Is becoming conscious of It
self. Whoever makes a religion out o
democrncy will move the world. The
Almighty Father gives us His love,
and asks at our hands the destruction
of the last superstition, the abolition
of everv nnclent and modern wrong,
tho establishment of justice of love;
tho loosing of the bands of wickedness
to let the oppressed go free and break
THEIR DOARD DILL PAID.
Mr. nnd Mrs. I)c Nicl Discharged from
Custody in London.
London, Sept. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Serge de Nicl. also well known
as the "Duke and Duchess of Rio
Grande," were discharged from cus
tody at tho Clerkenwell court today,
the charges brought against them, of
defrauding hotels and boarding houses,
having been dismissed upon their coun
sel offering to pay the bills, and stat
ing that money for that purpose had
been received from the United States.
Counsel nlso promised that the prison
ers would go to the continent Immedi
ately if released.
A majority of the judges consented
to the discharge of the prisoners, but
the foreman of the Jury protested
against their release on tho ground
that It would defeat the ends of Jus
tice. The money for the payment of
the bills of the complaining boarding
house keepers and hotel proprietors
was paid Into court.
Edgar Serge do Nlel Is said to be a
commander in the Brazilian navy, and
Mrs. do Nlel Is said to be a relative of
ex-Senator Conger, of Michigan.
THE FEVER AT MOBILE.
A Cntholtc Priest the I'lTth Person to
Die of It in That City.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2i. The Rev.
Father Daniel Murray, tho fifth vic
tim of the yellow fever here, died at 7
a. m. today. He was a native of
County Cork, aged thirty, and had been
In this country four years.
He had been located near Birming
ham, Ala., and at Montgomery, and
had Intended to take a vacation this
fall, but, hearing that Father McQuil
lan, ot Mobile, was absent from hl3
parish, he camo here to take Father
McQuillan's place, arriving on Sept. 8.
He was taken sick on the 20th and had
Intense fever from the start. He be
came delirious yesterday.
SHOT ON THE TRAIN.
Martin Collins Wounded nnd Robbed
by a Companion.
Syracuse, Sept. 24. Martin Collins,
of 227 Baker street, this city, was
robbed and shot on a New York Cen
tral train near Canastota today. He
was traveling with a man named
"Dutch" Breen, who he says was his
The bullet took effect In his right
leg. After he had been shot Collins
claims that Breen took $12 from him.
He was brought to this city and taken
to St. Joseph's hospital, where his In
juries were dressed. He is thirty-one
years old and a son of Martin Collins,
of 07 Prospect street, Rochester.
THE CARLISTS' PLANS.
Ignorauco ol the Pretender's Letter
Professed in Madrid.
Madrid. Sept. 24. The Carllsts hero
know nothing of a letter alleged to have
been written by Don Carlos denying
that he has abandoned his claims to
tho throne of Spain and asserting that
Spain must abandon Cuba, and that
the loss of the Island would Increase
the present dl?content.
The leaders of the party recently
met at Lucerne and camo to various
decisions; but these have not ben
divulged. No manifesto Is expected.
INDIAN PLAGUE SPREADING.
Serious Results of Withdrawn! ot
Army Surgeons Expected.
Bombay, Sept. 24. The latest health
statistics show that the bubonic plague
is again active, havlng crept unobserv
ed from hamlet to hamlet until a wido
area is affected.
The newspapers assert that the with
drawal of the medical officers for ser
vice with the troops on the frontier
will entail consequ?nces Infinitely more
disastrous than anything- happening'
on tho frontier.
UNDER AN AVALANCHE OF DOUGH.
Lafayette rrcshmeu Pose for n Pic
ture, but Aro Surprised.
Easton, Pa., Sept. 24. While nearly
100 Lafayette college freshmen were
posing for a class photograph today
several hundredweight of flour and
buckets of water were thrown on them
by sophomores from upper windows of
A class light resulted; there were lots
of bruises; many shirts and coats were
torn, and the photographer lost a Job,
AUSTRIA IS FUNNY.
Its Ultimatum oi Interference Invites
General Political Criticism.
London, Sept. 24. The correspondent
of the Dnlly Telegraph at Vienna says:
"I learn from a reliable source that
the Vienna cabinet would immediately
intervene in the event ot a conflict be
tween Spain and the United Stntes.
"The new's of the alleged ultimatum
created excitement In political circles,
and the general opinion is that such
action would be unjustifiable."
I)., L. and A. Dividend.
New York, Sept. 21. The directors or
the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad today declared a regulur quar-
terly dividend of l?i.
IN A FERMENT
Cbampcrlco and San Felipe Are In the
Hands of Insurgents.
BARRIOS FEARS ASSASSINATION
Ho Hns Shot nnd Imprisoned Promi
nent Men Who Synipnthizc with tho
Rcvoltitionlsts--Annrchy Is I'cnrcd,
Two Hundred Soldiers Sleep in the
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Late last
night tho following private despatch
was received In this city from CJiam
perico Guatemala, via Acapulco:
"Champerlco and San Felipe are both
in the hands of the insurgents. Bar
rios has shot and Imprisoned promin
ent men who sympathize with the rev
olutionists. The wives of revolution
ists have also been arrested. Anarchy
A letter from tho city of Guatemala
has also been received. The writer de
clares that everything at the time ot
writing was in a state of chaos. Bar
rios, ho says, has lost his head from
fright, and In a delerlum of terror is
Imprisoning and shooting all who
evince the slightest leaning toward the
Insurgent cause. Loans aro collected
by force, and death is the penalty for
refusing financial assistance to the
Francisco Castillo, Barrios' chief of
police, under the orders of his super
ior, has, it is asserted, usurped the
place of the civil officers. Barrios him
self Is In constant fear of assassina
tion. Two hundred soldiers sleep in
the palace day and night, and he is
constantly attended by a guard of
picked men, who never leave him alone.
The residence of Mrs. Barrios Is guard
ed by a large force of police.
MR. POWDERLY SAYS THINGS.
Makes Soma Very Pointed Observa
tions on Present Immigration.
New York, Sept. 24. Commissioner
General of Immigration T. V. Powder
ly, answering from Scranton, Fa, a
letter of congratulation from the Rev.
Madison C. Peters, of this city, among
other things concerning tho Immigra
tion question, wrote:
"I have no doubt but that thousands
of the worst classes of 'Europe are
swept In on us every year. It shall be
my aim to keep every unworthy person
out, and to cause Europe to take care
of her own anarchists. There was a
time when th'o United States could
afford a icfuge to the pt-ople of the
old world; but that was before the on
comers became oppressive, and when
the tide of immigration to this land of
refuge was not a tide of refuse."
The letter complains of the laxity in,
the present naturalization laws and
suggests that stricter measures bo
FALSE STOCK REPORTS.
Two Telegraph Operators Arrested
for Sending Fictitious Quotations.
Kansas City, Sept. 21. Marcus Mul
len and Claude Hurd, who as tele
graph operators transmitted fictitious
mining stock quotations from Kansas
City, Kan., to two "dynamite" bucket
shops in Kansas City, Mo have been
arrested and placed under $500 bond
wau was rurnisneu ny tneir employ
ers. The charge against tho two men
is setting up a device for the purpose
of permitting gambling and the ex
change of money on a game of chance,
purporting to be the fluctuations of
CANADA'S NEW DEFENSES.
Lnrzc Purchases of Guns Next Yenr
for Fortifying Montreal.
Birmingham, England, Sept. 24.
The organ of Joseph Chamberlln, th'e
Birmingham Post, Bays the government
of Canada, early In 1898, will make
large purchases of heavy field batteries
and a number of defence guns, the lat
ter being for a new scheme for tho
defence of Montreal and tba river be
low that city.
Special Instructions to this effect, tho
Post adds, were issued immediately af
ter tho return to Canada of Sir Wilfrid
Laurler, the premier.
EUROPE AND CUBA.
Figaro Speaks Portentiously of Ger
many's Interest in Spain.
Paris, Sept. 24. The Figaro warns
the government that Germany Is earn
estly considering whether Europe
should "allow the United States to
drive Spain out of Cuba," and recalls
the fac. that tho war of 1S70 arose from
the mistakes made by French diplo
macy In regard to Spain.
MANY KILLED IN INDIA.
frightful Accident on the Itungnlorc
Madras, Sept. 24. Owing to the floods
having washed away a bridge of tho
Bengaloro-Mysoro railroad, near Mad
dur, an engine nnd five cars filled with
passengers were precipitated into the
There lias been great loss of life.
FORTY KILLED IN ITALY.
Many Others Injured by an Furthslip
London, Sept. 24. A special dispatch
from Rome announces that about
forty persons have been killed and
many others injured by an earth slip
at the sulphur mines near Girgentl.
Mr. Croihcrs Declines.
Philadelphia, Sept. !i. State Reprcsen
tatlve Samuel Crothers declined today to
become on Independent Republican candl.
date for auditor general on the ground
that it was too late to begin the cam
paign. Ho sent a telegram to that elTeot
to the Pittsburg Independents who are
supporting W. R, Thompson for stato
treasurer and who endeavored to urge Mr,
Crothers to accept tho nomination for
THEY SAW MRS. LUETGERT.
Witnesses Culled to l'nvo tho Sau
sage Makor's Wife is Allvo.
Chicago, Sept. 24. The testimony for
the defense in the Luetgert trial today
was for the most part that of witnesses
who said they had seen Mrs. Luetgert
In tho vicinity of Kenosha, Wis., with
in n few days after tho date on wh'lch
it has be.-n claimed by the state that
she was murdered.
The fact that Juror William Harley
wqb Indicted in 1S87 for conspiracy nnd
bribery In connection with the Cook
county commissioner's scandal, was
dragged to the front today. There are
now no cases pending against Juior
Ilnrley ur.d he was never put on trial
on the Indictments against him.
State's Attorney Deneen was appar
ently not disturbed by tho evidence ot
the witnesses from Kenosha, Wis., who
identified the picture of Mrs. Luetgert
s that of a strange woman they saw
in tho Wisconsin town on May 3, 4 and
5. "Walt until we put in our rebuttal
evidence," said tho state's attorney.
"We will show thlB defense up in a way
that will bo surprising."
Tomorrow wltness?s will be called to
show Luetgert's treatment of his wife.
It will be sought to be shown that he
was a model husband and th'at his
home life was pleasant. Next week the
testimony of the experts in regard to
the bones found in the factory will bo
BIG CHICAGO STRIKE
All tho Street Car Conductors, Motor
men nnd Gripmen Threaten to Go
Out Mondny Morning.
Chicago, Sept 24. Developments of
the last twelve houra point to a gen
leral strike of nil street car conductors,
motormen and gripmen in the employ
of the Chicago City Railway company
on Monday morning.
The crisis may be delnyed for a day
or two, "but from the present outlook It
Feems the only blockVo a general walk
out would be th'3 surrender of General
Manager M. K. Bowen and the rein
statement of twenty discharged men,
together with the recognition of tho
new union by the company.
A general mass meeting of all the
street car men in tho city has been
called for 1 o'clock Sunday morning
to take flnal action.
This course was decided upon tonight
at a conference attended by twenty-flva
of the most prominent labor leaders In
Chicago, and the executive committee
of the local street car men's union.
JEWELS Y.'.UED AT $6,000.
New York Woman's Heirlooms Dis
appear from Her Yacht.
New York, Sept. 24. The Herald to
morrow will say: "Miss Susan DeFor
est Day, owner of the steam yacht
Scythian and one of the few women
who have been admitted to member
ship In the New York yacht club, has
been robbed of six thousand dollars'
worth of diamonds and other jewelry.
"It Is believed that the theft was
committed on the Scythian, but no
suspicion is attached to any person.
"The stolen Jewels are heirlooms. De
tectives are working on the case.'
VELASQUEZ C0A1MITTED SUICIDE.
Shot Himself in Prison nnd Died Al
City of Mexico, Sept. 24. This morn
ing at 11 o'clock ox-Chief of Polios Edu
ardo Velasquez shot himself In the left
temple, dying Instantly. No one knows
how he procured the pistol. In conse
quence of Velasquez's suicide; the war
den of Belam prison has been arrested
and placed in solitary confinement.
Velasquez shot himself with a small
pistol, and the warden Is under sus
picion of either furnishing the weapon
or maintaining lax discipline.
STAQE STAR AND HIS REPUTATION.
Judge Decides That Low Parts Do
Not Lessen Regard.
San Francisco, Cat., Sept. 24. Ac
cording to an opinion rendered by Jus
tice Carroll, "a leading man" on the
stage does not ruin his professional
reputation by playing minor parts.
Francis Carlyle sued Frederick Bel
asco, manager of the Alcazar theater,
to recover his salary of $100 per week
on the giound of breach of contract.
Carlyle was discharged for refusing to
play a comparatively unimportant part
In "Turk Meets Greek."
New York, Sept. 24. Arrived: Lucanla,
from Liverpool. Cleared: La Gascogne,
for Havre; Umbria, for Liverpool; Fulda,
for Naples; Veendam, fur Rotterdam;
Havel, for Bremen.
Genoa Arrived: Ems, from Ntw York,
Hemburg Arrived: Furat BUmarck,
from New York.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Todays
1 General Soldiers On. for Alaska.
New Oneans Mob Attempts to Destroy
a Temporary Fover Hospital.
Fatal Mlno Explosion In Illinois.
Trouble In Guatemala,
2 Spnit Boston Takes tho Lead In the
National League Championship.
The Scranton lii-so Ball Club.
3 State Situation at IIaz:cton.
Equity Proc dings Against the Cap
Comment of the Press,
5 Local Social and Perronal.
Religious News of tho Week.
G Local New Trials Denied In Three
Found Her Son In Shamokln.
7 Local Scranton's Amorlcan Mutual
Manager of a Klondike Scheme Came
8 Local West Side and Suburban.
9 Iickawanna County News,
19 Story "The Ci'ptaln's Three" (Con.
Tho Parkhurst of London.
11 Sunday-School Lesson for Tomorrow.
Millions for Those with Right Ideas.
12 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial,
dall with His Men
SUPPLIES FOR DAWSON
Many Suggestions Received by
Two Steamships Depart from Wash
ington Ports for tho Gold Country.
Venturesome Travellers In tlio
liontS'-Whlskoy Seized by Customs
Seattle, "Wash., Sept. 24. Soldiers
and civilians mingled In n busy crowd
on the pier where preparations' were
being made yesterday for the sailing
of the steamship Humboldt for St.
Michaels, Alaska. Lieutenant Colonel
Randall, with his twenty-five men from
Fort Russell, were there In line trim
for the hardships of a winter on the
Yukon. The company had an outfit of
150 tons of stores, and besides the
baggage of tho soldiers the Humboldt
carried 400 tons ot steamboat machin
ery and provisions and 40,000 feet of
Lieutenant Colonel Randall, before
leaving, said: "The Intention of the
American government is to aid miners
as much as possible, and If this entire
detachment Is responsible for the relief
of one worthy American, I shall feel
that the mission to the North has not
been without satisfactory results. At
St. Michaels tho troops will bo Joined
by Captain Ray, who has been thero
several weeks. A part ot the detach
ment will be stationed at St. Michaels
and the rest will go up the river near
to the Alaskan-British Columbian
In an interview Burton 13. Bennett,
United States district attorney of
Alaska, said: "I have been quoted as
saying that the greatest hardships to
be encountered by the northern argo
nauts will be met In White Pass, when,
as a matter of fact, they will hurry
over In srood weather. I do not be
lieve that ten per cent, ot those who
go Into the Yukon country will over
realize their anticipated fortunes. The
majority will return to civilization
after having spent what little money
they had and with broken constitu
tions." Port Townsend, Sept. 24. Four hours
were spent here yesterday by customs
ofllcers In searching the steamship Wil
lamette previous to her departure for
Alaska. The search was rewarded by
the discovery of 100 cases of whiskey,
which were seized. She carried a full
cargo of freight and 110 passengers.
SUPPLIES FOR DAWSON CITY.
Washington, Sept. 24. A telegram,
was received at the war department
today from Lieutenant Colonel Randall,
at Seattle, Wash., announcing his de
partuie for St. Michael's at 8 o'clock
last night. The party consists of thirty-two
nwn all told. Including olllcers
and men. All manner ot suggestions
are coming to the war department
looking to tho establishment of winter
communication with Dawson City.
They include locomotives, patent sleds
and elevat'd roads. A Boston firm of
fers to deliver a large quantity of food
supplies at Dawson City for a lump
sum. It proposes to make use of a
new route via tho Cooper river, which
lies well to tho w-stward of Chllkoot
CONVICT CLINGS TO HIS RATS.
Hut Jcrsev'8 Pcuitoutinry Authorities
Sny They Must Go.
Trenton, N. J., Sept. 24. Head Keep
er Moore, of tho state piIon, received
a pathetic note today, appealing to
him to save the lives of some common
rats. Thoi appeal came fiom George
Martin, a long-term convict employed
in the cook house, who has trained a
large number of rats to do all sorts of
The supervisors of the prison have
determined to pull down the old cook
house, and Martin fears that this or
der means the death of his pets. Ho
asks Keeper Moore for a few days' time
to coax his favorites to the new cook
house. Mr. Mooiehas decreed that tho
rats must die.
WANTED CASH FOR HIS DEAD WIFE.
Tried to Wreck n Train, Kill Her and
Sue the Company.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24. The supreme
court will have to pass on the cate of
Thomas Shaw, who put his wife on a
Southern Railway train after removing
a rail from the trestle at Stone Creek.
Ills Idea, according to the testimony
at the trial, was to get rid of her and
collect money from tho company for
Ho had previously tried to hire a
woman to poison her, and Warren Crls
wcll, an accomplice, who confessed af
ter conviction, testified that they stood
within earshot when tlio train fell Into
tho creek. Both Shaw nnd Criswell
havo been convicted.
Gen. Trncy Accepts.
Now York. Sept. 24. Chairman Qulgg,
of tho Republkan county committee, to
day received a telegram from General
Benjamin F. Tracey, stating that ho was
willing to bo the Republican nominee for
mayor of tho Greater Now York.
Tlio llernld'H Weather Forecast.
New York. Sept. 25. In. the middle
istaltes tund New Bnsland, today, the
weather will be clear and warmer, with
fresdi to light westerly and southwesterly;
winds, becoming variable. On Sunday,'
In both ot theso sections, fair, warmer
weather and llpht southwesterly to south
erly winds will prevail, followed by rain
1 In and near tho lulco regions,.