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SCR ANTON, PAM MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1897.
A State of Affairs That
SHOOTING OF A MERCHANT
Juan Aparicio Dies by Order
Members of tho Central Amcrlcnn
Colony I'onr llio Power of ttiu At;
grcssivo Prcsldent--Tlio Urnvity ol
tho Kvlstlng Iiisurrcrtion Is In
hibited in Reports from Act ins U.
S. Consul Lord.
San Francisco, Sept. 26. Tho follow
ing dispatch has been lecelvod help
"Llbeitnd. Salvador, Sept. 21 llai-
rlos shot Juan Aparicio, Jr , In Quc.ul
tennngo on the day that the l evolu
tionists took San Marcos. A toleginm
received today b one of the loading
merchants of this city gives tlu news
that Morales and his 12,000 or 15,000
victorious t loops nie In Antlgun."
Juan Apaikio, Ji., was the most
prominent exporter nnd Importer In
Cential Ameilca Ills house Is ropie
sentod in London. Pails nnd Nuv
York. This news was confirmed by a
dispatch received fioni Aparlclo's busi
ness house In New Yoik. Members of
the Central American colony in this
city say thnt If Bairios is bold enough
to caube the execution of so eminent a
man as Aparicio ho will not hesitate
to cany out wholesale slaughtet among
the people who oppose him.
No cnu.se Is nsslgred In the news re
ceived here foi the killing of Apaikio,
but there Is eveiy reason to behave
that he was shot because he tefused to
give moral nnd financial aid to liar
rlos Washington, Sept. 2G The gravity
of the existing Insurrection In Guate
mala is exhibited In the following tele
gram received at the State depaitment
today fiom S. T Lord, noting United
States eonsular agent, dated at Quozal
tenango: "I left Champerico and nm In Quezal
tennngo, obliged to piotect American
Interests Communication with the
Guatemalan capital is Interrupted. The
eity of Quczaltenango has been under
flro and bombarded for twenty-four
hours, and Is now In the hands of the
opposition general, bombardment by
the government forces Is feared Great
Ameilcan Interests are threatened"
The town of Quczaltenango, of which
Mr Loid speaks, lies about teventy
llve miles inland, so that It Is haidly
possible for this government, to end
nny relief In the way of n naval force
1 he Alert Is now on her w ay from San
Franelco to Ocas, which was captur
ed 1 y tho i evolutionists about a week
ago, and when she teaches that point
she will affoid n refuge to any Ameri
cans who may be endangered.
SKETCH OF APAIUCIO.
New Yoik, Sept 20 At tho home
of Juan Apailclo, father of tho mer
chant executed by Banlos, No. 11 East
rifty-slxth Street, It was said jester
day that the report was true, but that
no paitlculnis had been received by
Aparlclo's ulatives in this city Juan
Apailclo, Jr , wns the eldest son of
Juan Aparicio, of the Aim of Aparicio
&. Company, No. CO Heaver Stieet. The
dispatch announcing his death was le
celv ed on Monday, and said that the
execution took plnce on September 14
It came by way of Mexico
Juan Apailclo, Jr., was hend of the
Central American blanch of his linn's
business, wlilch Is one of the Inrgtst in
the South and Central Ameilcan tiade
New Yoik elty la the headquarters of
the firm, and there ate binuches In
the largo European cities Juan was
thlit -eight ears old and married He
was educated In. this countiy, but wns
not nn Ameilcan citizen. He was one
of the most piomlnent lesldents of
Guatemaln, but, so his relatives say,
took absolutely no part In politics, and
it Is supposed that Barrios ordered hli
execution because Apailclo refused to
help him financially and to give him
his support, Aparicio was known and
esteemed throughout Cential Ametica
He built the first tallrund in Guate
mala, erected the Hist electric light
and power plant, and established a
telephone system along the western
coast. He wtfs n suppoitei of nil tho
chief hospitals and philanthropic In
stitutions In the country Cable dis
patches have been received by his
jelatlves from all paits of Central
America deploring his death and de
nouncing tho author of It.
IRON BUSINESS BOOMING.
movement of tho Ore from tho Upper
l.nl.a Region Hunts All Hccords.
Cleveland, O , Sept 2S. Prom talks
with Iron oro dcalets It Is learned that
tho movement of ote from tho upper
lake mines UiIb year Mill beat all icc
ords. It Is now estimated that at least
thirteen million tolls will bo marketed
this seabou, nnd next spring is likely to
find all the docks clear. That would bo
Last j'car the stocks In tho spring
amounted to 3,000,000 tons, Nlnctj'-flvo
per cent, of the allotment of tho oro as
sociation has already been sold and prices
show a bouyancy under the heavy sales
It Is belle vtd tho ore pool, which existed
prior to last spring will bo ro-organlzed
Proton Against I'roo Coinage.
Paris, Sept. 2G. Tlho Journal Des De
bats contains an article today from tho
pen of M. Pierre Paul Lero--Beaulleu,
protesting against the proposal of tho
free colnago of silver In the French mints,
which ho declares would 'compromise tho
comerce, credit und political power of
Tho Greater Now York Lenders Mnko
Arrangements lor Convention.
New York, Sept. 2G A confcrcnco of
tho Itcpubllcnn leaders of Greater New
York was held today. Tho confcrcnco
discussed tho arrangements of details
for Tuisday's convention and the avail
ability of candidates for comptroller and
president of tho council. No action of a
decisive character was taken. A talk
with several of the conferees gavo tho
Impression that General Tracoy's nnmo
will not bo presented to tho convention
on Tuesday. In fact, If tho very earnest
declnrntlonH of somo well known and "In
spired" statesmen nro worth anything
at all, tho chances of a compromise! with
tho Citizens' union on lines not yet
clearly outlined nro very good Indeed.
Tho other candidates spoken of are
Ashbcll 1. Fitch, to bo re-nomlnated for
comptroller; It. ltoss Appleton, of Brook
ljn, for president of the council, nnd
probably Thomas L. Hamilton, for sher
iff. GREEKS STILL WANT FIGHT.
They Aro Dissatisfied vvitli tho Pro
posed Trcnty ol Pence.
Athens, Sept, 2(1 A largo meeting was
held this afternoon In Concorde square,
where a resolution was adopted calling
upon King Georgo and the cabinet to
renew tho war with Turkey rather thin
nccept the terms of peace offered by the
Most of tho addresses were bellicose,
one speaker mnklng a violent attack upon
tho king and Crown Prince Constnntlne.
Tho police endeavored to arrest him, but
he escaped with the assistance of the
The most Influential section of the press
continues peaceful In tone.
He llvpocts to Ito Accompanied by a
Colony olT.squnimux on His llvpo
ditiou Towards the North Pole.
Boston, Scan 26 Tho steam whaling
bark, Hope Captain John Burtlctt, which
had jU'ft returned Irom tho Arctic, ar
llved here at 0 30 o'clock this morning
from Sjducj C 11. In conversation with
a reprecn'.iflvt of tile Associated Press,
Lieutenant 1'carj said:
"The Hope left Sydney at 11 o'clock
We-dnesda morning, and fortunately
missed the huirlcane which has been rag
ing the past week Tho 100-ton meteor
ite in the hold of tho Hope fell from tho
skies hundred t of jcars ago and has been
a bourcc- of lion supplies of the Rsqul
miux, I discovered It in May, 1S!I, and
slnco that time have been trjlng to seeuro
it and bring it to America. Tho Esqui
maux call It the "savlksoah." Wo have
on board fix Esquimaux three men, ono
woman, a box and a girl. 'Ihe oldest of
theso la Nook-Tnk, 40 jears old, the ton
of tho old Chief Kooloatoonnh, who plot
ted to murder Dr. Hnjcs and bomo of his
companions. With him Is his wife, Ah
Tung Ah Nak Soah, 43 jears old, and
their daughter, Ah Wee Ah, 12 years old.
The others are Ke Sub, C jears old, with
his 9-jcar-oUl boj, Mee Nl, and a young
man, Weo Slink 1'p SI, 21 years old They
will remain with me here this winter to
arrange the ethnological specimens and
will return to tho north next summer with
me. Theso people belong to the tribe from
which I f-hall belect my colony next year"
In tpeaklng of tho last expedition,
Lieutenant Peary said'
"I consider tho chief things accom
plished weie tho arrangements with the
Esquimaux for in) next j ear's Journey.
Prom this time out they will be securing
furs nnd other skins for clothing and
have all In readiness for me next jear,
fo that within twentj-four hours alter
my arrival there I shall be readj to em
brace the first opportunltj to push for
ward towards the point I wish to reach.
Then the second event of Importance Is
the bringing of tho meteorite to this
countrj Tho statements appearing In tho
papers that we had discovered some grue
romo things about the hut of the Greeley
expedition is all nonsense Wo found ro
'gravejard' belongings We found con
ditions i-uch that wo could reach the placo
where the Grcelej expedition had made
their camp, and nlthough It was August
23, wo found things inside the hut cov
ered bevernl feet with snow Our party
began to dig around and picked up sever U
1 uttons and a. piece of wood marked 'Nor
man,' tho name of ono of tho Greeley pat
tv and several ot!" r things Those are all
tho gruesome findings' we made,
"The Hope will remain In Boston when
w- will make for the Brooklyn navy
jard, where I have pcrml'sldn from tho
authorities to U'e the 100-ton crane to
hoist tho meteorite from tho hold of the
NOTED C0A1P0SER DEAD.
Michael II. Cross Expires at Phila
delphia. Philadelphia, Sept. 20,-Mlchael II.
Cross tho organist whose name for tho
Inbt thirty jears has been inseparably
connected with tho development of good
music In Philadelphia, died today at his
homo In this city. Tho cause of death
was In art disease. On Wednesday ho
complained of feeling 111, and tho fol
lowing day was forced to take to his
bed His condition rapidly grew worso
until tho end came today Ho leaves a
widow nnd ono son. At tho ago of 15 ho
bigan his professional career as organ
ist at St. Patrick's ltomnn Catholic
church Prom there he went to St. Aug
ustine's church, nnd for eighteen jears
was organist at tho cathedral, Seventeen
jeais ago ho accepted a position at Holy
Trinity Episcopal church, which ho held
until his death, nnd also sat at tho or
gan In many other churches In tills city.
During his career Mr. Cross composed
a number of masses and gained somo
distinction as a composer of oratorio
music lie was also a director of a
number of local musical societies and ulso
took charge of organizations In New
York, Brookljn and other cities.
Deiith of Edvvurd I. .Merrill.
Tarmlngton, Me, Sept. 20 Major Ed
ward I. Merrill died this afternoon after
an Illness of several months, aged 70
6een tho assistant librarian in the house
ways and means committee In tho na
tional houso of repiesentatlves. He was
quite well known In Washington, having
years. Ho was assistant secretary of tha
of representatives and secretary of tho
government printing oJUco.
TIio Witmnoro in Port.
Jacksonville, ria., Sept. 20. The schoo
er Thomas W Wlnsmore, which sailed
from Philadelphia Sept, 10 for this port,
and uhlan was thought to be tho sunken
vessel off tho St. John's bar, has arrived
with only slight damages from the storm.
It Is now thought that the sunken schoon.
er Is tho Charles Davis, which sailed from
Philadelphia on the same date as the
Wlnsmore, All hands are supposed to have
Child Stolon by n Nursemaid.
Rome, Sept. 28.-A Neapolitan nurse
maid has disappeared with tha Infant son
of a young Englishman named Hastings.
Letters havo been received demanding
a ransom of $50,000 It Is thought that
tho nursemnld was In league with somo
of tho brigands in the vicinity of Naples,
4SHE RAVAGES OF
Fever Slluallon Sbows Many Signs of
ALL CASES ARE NOW DOINQ WELL
At Onklnnd Park Detention Cnmp
All Refuges Aro Declared to Ito
Wcll--Tho Work ot rumlcutlon
Progressing Itupidly--C.il. Barber,
Jtcprcscntntivc of tho Associated
'New Orleans, Sept. 2C Today wai
the qulotcst of tho week In New Or
leans and tho fever situation in spite
of appearance of a rather large num
ber of new cases may bo said to have
show n much , Improvement. Fifteen
casps were recorded by tho board ot
health, but there was no death, and
tlure have been no deaths since Fil
day. The authorities received reports
dutlng the evening' from nearly every
patient now under treatment, and thcho
were all to the effect that tho cases
nie doing well and that no patient Is
in any immediate danger of dissolu
tion, Somo forty cases were reported
tonight as being rapidly on the mend,
and a number of them will be dis
charged dutlng the week. Ono of tho
most dangerous cases that has ap
peared was discharged today. It was
that on Madison street In the neighbor
hood of the French quai ter, where th
conditions wcie considered to be such
ns to w arrant fear that the dlseas
Unusual pieeautions, however, were
taken bj' the authorities to quarantine
the case nnd improve the sanitary con
ditions of the neighborhood, and the
fe-ver In that vicinity seems to havo
been stamped out completely. At the
Oakland park detention camp, all tho
refugees who have given quarters were
declared to be well, no sdekness having
jet appeared in tho camp. Today's
V.. Toma, 1203 St. Andrew street; G.
G. McIIatdy, Pine nnd Maple; A.
Gndman, 2227 Baronne; Lou Lawles,
SOS Second. Mlchai'l Dwyer, C21 First;
James Grnj', f28 Esplanade; Percy anil
Stislo Mattson, 2111 Constance;
Brenson, 112C Treme; Andrew and Mlsa
Pizzo, and a servant, 1201 Povdrns;
Arthur J. Blake, 2013 Camp; Emma
Schlosllscher, Baronne and Poydras.
Mrs. W. II. Willis, 1.-.-.8 Gimp Btreet.
The new cases are, as usual, scat
tered. The most piomlnent among
them nro Mr. McIInrdy, a wealthy In
surance man, and Mrs. William, wife
of General W. II. Williams, a well-
known newspaper man There are now
four cases In the Williams -residence,
but they aie nil reported to be doing
well. Toma Is the bi other of the man
who died of yellow fever last week,
and lives In the same piemlse.s. A
number of children are among the now
WORK OF FUMIGATION.
Profcs-sor Metz has a largo number
of formaldehyde generators now at
work. Today ho burned In the street
the bed-clothing and other articles In
tho house wheie the man Seires died,
on Constnnee street, the clothing first
having been subjected to formaldehyde
disinfectant. Some dlscomfoit and loss
Is being suffered by the poorer classes
whoso effects have to be burned. Pro
fessor Metz said tonight that he was
hopeful of getting the city to make
an appioprlatlon to cover Just such
cases of distress. Professor Metz has
placed these generators at the lallroad
depots and baggage is being promptly
and thoroughly disinfected before It is
put on trains The local charity or
ganization Is taking stops to relieve all
cases of destitution that nre prehented.
The board of health supplies medicines
and the charity hospital physicians and
the charity organization will tiy to
Ptovlde foocj for the poorer classes.
Mrs. A. McCubbage died this morn
ing In Ocean Springs of yellow fever.
Sh: had been sick for several days und
her case had already been reported.
TheiP have been no View cases at
.Ocean Springs. Ileports from the de
'tention camp say that about ten refu
gees tiom Now Oi leans have anived
there and eighteen from BUoxl. There
Is no sickness in the camp save one
case of sclntlc rheumatism. The pa
tients In the cases, n mile away from
the camp, are recovering.
At Edwards, Miss., twenty-four new
cases and one death were reported to
day. A new case was developed at Cham
pion Hill, that of Dr. William Cham
pion, and the case is a serious one.
Another case Is reported at Queen's
Hill. Both aie Isolated
Mrs. Ethel Clulstcr, the only drug
gist In Edwards, was taken ill this
morning and Dr. Hunter, of the state
board, has been wired for another
druggist, an immune from the disease.
Only three or four cases aie considered
serious nnd they are receiving the best
of attention at the hands of oxpeil
Among those taken with the disease
today was C, R. Barber, merchant,
railroad agent and representative of
the Associated Pi ess, and one of the
wealthiest men of Edwards. Some
days ago Mr. Barber advised tho Jack
son olllce of the Associated Press that
he feared ho was taking the disease,
but that It was his Intention to send
the news as Ions' ns possible.
Mr. Fred, Johnson, an Immune of
Tallulab, La., has been sent to take
the place of Mr. Baiber and ho went
on duty today.
New Orleans, Sept. 20. The board of
health of tho state of Louisiana oinc
ially reports the status of affairs In
New Oilcans as regards yellow fever,
to bo as follows;
During the twenty-seven hours end
ing Sunday, Sept. 2C, i) p. m., there
were: Cases of yellow fever, 17;
deaths, none; total cases to date, 138;
total deaths from yellow fever to date,
The Daily Alnll Smiles.
London, Sept. 27 . Tho Dally Mall
laughs at the report of tho Canadian ex
pedition In Hudbon bay hoisting the Brit
ish flag over Ratlin Land to got ahead of
the Amorlcuns, nnd declares tho terri
tory has long been a British possession.
Rellet for I'lood Sufferers.
Berlin, Sept. 20. Tho government has
Just mado its first giant, $250,000. for tho
relief of the euffertrs from tho recent
BOLD TRAIN ROBBERY.
Wc-t-lJoflnd Passenger on Northern
H'nciflc Is Held Up.
Moorhegl, Minn., Sept. 20. Tho west
boittnl pfiiscnger tialn on tho Northern
Pacific railway was held up three miles
east of hero at nn early hour this morn
ing. It is said that the express car car
ried a lnrgo sum of money which tho
robbers failed to secure, owing to a
blunder In cutting oft tho cars. Tho
robbery was tho coolest pleco of work
Imaginable. Engineer Hoover, Just after
pulling out of Elyndon, noticed a man
on tho front platform of tho mall car. A
few moments later tho robber climbed
over tho tank, nnd nt tho point of a
pistol, compelled the engineer to apply
tho brakes. Thrco other robbers then
enmo forward, bringing along the conduc
tor and brakemen. All mounted tho en
gine, which was ngalu started west. Tho
robbers sat on tho tank and ordered the
cnglrcer to "keep her moving." Not un
til the train reached Moorhead was It
known that tho engine and mall enr had
been cut oft from tho balanco of tho
train. Then tho robbers discovered that
they had not cut deep enough Into tho
train, and had failed to secure tho treas
ure In tho express safes, They rapidly
despoiled tho crew of watches and money
nnd made their escape.
DOWN IN KENTUCKY
Uajmond Hushrod, Who Assaulted a
rotirtccn-Yoar-Old Girl, Hanged
by nn Angry JUob of 800.
Cincinnati, O., Sept 20 A special to
tho Commercial Tribune from Huwes
vllle, Kj, says;
Rajmond Bushrod tho negro who yes
terday assaulted ll-j ear-old Maggie Rob
eits, as lynched this evening by a
mob of about S00 people. The ljnchlng
occurred In the court house tqinre nnd
tho body left hanging to a limb of a
shado tree. There was no attempt nt
dloguKo on tho part of the lj-ncheis, not
a mask being seen In tho crowd. Bush
rod wus from Rockport, ind Several
months ago ho was taken In nnd treated
kindly by Willis Claik, a farmer In tho
upper pirt of tho countj, only to reward
his benefactor by stealing bis watch Ho
was released two weeks ugo from tho
county jail, after having served sent
ence of 1(3 dajs for the theft. He was
In town jesterday and drinking. In tho
afternoon he set out afoot, going west
on tho Texas rallwaj". Threo miles be
low town, near Petri station, ho en
countered llttlo Magglo Roberts, daugh
ter of Ben Roberts a prominent farm
er He assaulted her and after beating
her about the hend with a coupling pin.
left her on the railroad embankment for
dead News of the outiage spread and
searching patties were sent In every di
rection. Guards were sent to every sklft
for twenty miles, and his escape to In
diana was well nigh Impossible. Failing
In his attempt to cioss to Tell City, ho
made back over the railroad and was
captured In hiding under tho waiting
station at Falcon, a mining town, four
miles below the scene of tho ctlme. Bush
rod fell In with a crowd of four men
who brought him quietly to Hawcsvlllo
and sum ndercd blur to the jail, and
whllo tho town was deserted searching
for him In the meantime, tho ofllccrs
got wind of a mob, and Bushrod was
secreted under guard In tho gravejard
on the hill until morning, when he was
again locked up. But the pcoplo had de
termined on dealing him summary Jus
tice. Early In tho day they camo afoot,
on horseback, In wagons, and In trains.
They weie Impatient for darkness to
cover the ground. It was rumoied that
militia would urrivo at 4 40 from Owens
boro. Tho angry ciom! hearing this
i placed sentinels on tho hill overlooking
I tho road to give notice If tho train
i brought anj soldiers
v hen the train pulled out tho Jail au
thorities started the rumor that Bushrod
had been smuggled on boaid and was be
ing spirited out of town. Tho mob broke
for tho lallway and tho oflieeis then tried
to get their pi boner out of town In tho
other direction. Tho lookouts who had
beenpostedby tho vlgllants and discovered
this move In tho game of Hfo and de ith
anil it was quickly checkmated for iho
Jailer, at tho point of a hundred guns,
gave up tho pmonei and tho march to the
court houso square bagan.
A w'ido spreading poplar in sight of the
thoroughfare of tho town was seleeted
for a gibbet and Bushrod was given a
brief shift for prayer and confession. His
confession wns complete. Ho stated that
ho was guilt j- nnd this was tho thhd of
fense, ono successful effort having been
made upon his 60-jear-oM aunt. After of
fering up a long and fervent prajer on
bended knee, tho signal to haul away was
given, and with pinioned arms ho was
soon dangling from tho tiee. The ap
plause as ho went up was deareulng.
In about foui minutes ho was pro
nounced dead and Coroner Mitchell view
ing the body cut it down and summoned
a Jurj whoso verdict was that "Bush
rad camo to his death at tho hands of un
known (parties "
After the lynching, the mob leader, a
prominent Imllanlan made an address in
which he pointed to the corpse, saying:
"Hero's tho protection we offer our wives
DEAL WITH ENGLAND IN EGYPT.
The Sultnn ill Shortly Address tho
Powers on tho Subject.
Paris, Sept. 20. The Politique. Colonlalo
publishes a. dispatch from St. Petersburg
today, saying that, as a result of an ex
change of views between the chanoel
lerles of St. Petersburg, Paris, Berlin,
Vienna, Rome and Constantlnopole, the
sultan of Turkey will fhortly address tho
powers on the subject of Great Britain's
evacuation of Egjpt, and Russia, sup
porting tho sultan, will Invite a confcrcnco
at Constantinople or St Petersburg, with
the object of settling the question on tho
basis of tho autonomy of Egyt under the
suzerainty of tho sultan.
Will OrgnnUo Con! .lien.
Kansas City, Mo Sept. 20 Local la
bor leaders say twelve organizers of tho
United Mine Workers of America havo
been put to -work omong tho coal miners
of tho territory between tho Rocky moun.
tains und tho Mississippi river and will
spend tho rest of the year in trj Ing to get
all of the coal diggers of tho territory
closely organized for tho Etrugglo that
will como January 1 if thcro is not an
other adjustment of (prices by the mine
operators at that time.
Havre, Sept. 20 Arrived: La Brctagne,
New York. Queenstown Sailed; Etruria
(from Liverpool) New York.
New York, Sept. 26. The steamer Kais
er Wllhclm Dcr Oiosse, from Bremen
and Southampton, passed in at Sandy
Hook at 105 p, m. She has broken tho
westward record from Southampton,
mado by tho St, Paul by twenty-stx
The Excommunicated Minister.
Rome, Sept. 20 The Vatican has In
formed tho Spanish government that tho
Cat holla church will not withdraw the
excommunication pronounced upon Senor
Reverter, minister ot finance, unless It
should bo proven that tho property al
leged to have been confiscated docs not
belong to the church.
Thrown from Ills Horse by the Breaking
of a Saddle Strap.
ALL QUIET IN IIAZLETON REGION
failure of tho Coroner's Jury to Ar
rive nt a Verdict Is Variously Com
mented Upon-Sccrot Meeting ol
Miners nt I'roolniid--Squlro Robin
son's Office Invaded.
Hnzleton, Pa., Sept. 26. Nothing- new
developed todny In the strike region
and the day passed off quietly and
w lthout Incident. All the collieries vv 111
resume tomorrow, some for the full
week, others for part of the week.
General Gobln nnd his staff rode to
Audonrled this afternoon and this even
ing the Ninth regiment gave a dress
parade. It Is announced at headquar
ters that tho Fourth regiment Is to be
withdrawn on Tuesday. The Fourth is
stationed at Drlfton. A conference
will be held tomoirow to decide on
the withdrawal of other troops.
The failure of the coroner's Jury to
arrive at a verdict is variously com
mented upon. Another meeting of the
Jury Is to be held tomorrow evening,
when it Is expected a verdict will be
A meeting of miners wns held at
Fieeland todny, nt which several
prominent labor lenders, Including
General Organizer Fnhey, of tho United
Mine Workers, were present. The
meeting wns held behind closed doors'
and nothing was given out. It Is
known, however, that the miners aro
being more thoroughly organized, so
that In the event of another strike they
will have a leader and organization,
A gang of miscreants broke into
'Squire Robinson's office nt Audenrled
and demolished considerable furniture.
Later, tho residence of Mine Superin
tendent Gomer Jones was stoned. Rob
inson refused to Issue a warrant for
Foreman Jones' arrest several weeks
ago and this Is supposed to bo the
cause of tho raid made on his office.
General Gobln is Bllghtly Indisposed
tonight, on account of an injury re
ceived today while out riding. A saddle
strap was accidentally Droken and tho
general was thrown to the ground.
More Disgruntled Comments on the
Relations of the United States and
Berlin, Sept. 20. Tho reported Amer'ran
"ultimatum" to Spain has been received
with pronounced displeasure by the en
tire German press. The official dental
from Washington is generally disbelieved
here, and tho denunciation of "jingoism,"
"Yankee Insolence" und the ridiculing of
tho Monroe Doctrine havo tilled tho news
papers. Tho conservative press, as usual,
Is the most violent In denouncing Ameri
can aspirations. The Kteuz Zeltung, In
an editorial on Tho Forum's artlclo by
e-Secretarj Herbert on the Cuban ques
tion, condemns the policy outlined there
in, and concludes:
"If moro sober afterthought does not
dam tho stream of American Chauvinism,
wo Germans shall not feel sorry In the
event that the Americans Anally reach a
sounder Judgment relative to their power
1. e., If they got a drubbing to teach
them that nobody may disturb the peaeo
The Staatsburger Zeltung, another lead
ing organ Eajs. "A coalition of ull tho
European countries Is absolutely neces
Barj" to repulse the schemes of Ameri
can patriotism and Jingoism, as both a.ro
becoming more and more Insolent."
Tho same newspaper says that Spain
has been assured of Germany's support In
tho event of tho United States taking
Tho correspondent of tho Associated
Presrf hero has made Inquiries at tho
German foreign ofllco and In other quar
ters, which show that, wlille Sipftln has
approached Germany through her Berlin
ambassador lepeatedly during tho last
year In regard to this, she has only been
assured or tho moral sjmpathy of Ger
many In her struggle to quell the Cuban
lnsuirectlon, and of tho willingness of
Geimany to co-operato with tho other big
powers In re-estTbllshlng by peaceable
means a better understanding between
Spain and tho United States, In case seri
ous difficulties arise. No other assur
ances have been given to Spain, nor la it
at all likely that Germany will engage to
do more In the future.
WAR RUMORS UNFOUNBED.
No Preparations for Hostilities Being
.Mado by the Nnvy.
Washington, Sept. 20. The recent trans
fer of about seventy-live sailors from New
York to San Pianclsco, tho purchase of
some service shells and a reported confer
ence ot naval and militia officers with
Acting Scoretary Roosevelt nt tho navy
department, havo given rise to a sus
picion of hostile Intentions on tho part of
the navy department, which it may bo
said on tho best authority, aro not at all
well founded. '
As a matter of fact, there has been no
conference of naval militia officers at the
navj' department or elsewhere. The com
mander of tho Michigan naval militia Is
expected at tho navy department on Mon
day or Tuesday next, but his mission 19
confined entirely to reporting on tho pos
sibility ot getting tho oil Yantlo up
through tho lako canals to Detroit.
The supplies contracted for have been
purchased by act of congress in accord
ance with estimates submitted last year,
and were In accordance with the usual
routine, rinally, the navy department
has been making no preparations at all
out of tho ordinary run of business.
REBEL ACTIVITY IN INDIA.
Ornkzttis Will Hold tho Khybcr Pas
nnd Help tho Airidls.
Simla, Sept, 28. Renewed activity Is re
ported among the tribesmen In the Khy
bcr region. Tho Orakzals havo been per
suaded to return and hold the pass while
tho Afrldls aro reconcentratlng In the
Chinas and Bazar vallejs.
Sycd Akbar, with representatives ot
tho various tribes, has gone to try to
persaudo the Ameer's commander-in-chief,
who is an Orakzat, to help his
General Ella's attack upon Bedmanai
Pass so completely disorganized tho en
emy that both tho Mullah of Hnddah
and tho Mullah of Sufe fled prcclpltatoly.
The former fell off his horte and had to
bo carried In a Utter. He was the re.
clplent of a chorus ot curses from the
tribal women for bringing disaster unon
J their country.
PREA1IER BABHNI W0UN0ED.
rights n Duel with Dr. WollT, Who In
sulted Him in tho UntcrlintiN.
Vienna, Sept. 2G A duel with pistols
was fought this morning between Count
Badenl, tho Austrian Premier, and Dr.
Wolff, tho Gorman Nationalist leader,
arising from Insults addressed by tho
latter to tho Premier nt yesterday's ses
sion of tho Untcrhaus. Count Bndrul
was wounded In tho right nrm. Tho
wound Is not serious. Tho bullet entered
the wrist and went out abovo the el
bow. Dr. Wolff's chnrgo of rascalltj' wns tho
causo of tho duel. Smoothboro pistols
were used, and threo shots were to bo
fired simultaneously nt twenty five paces.
Count Badenl was wounded at tho first
Dr. Wolff fought a duel with swords
on May 8 last with Herr Horlca, a Czech
member of the Untcrhaus. This encount
er grow out of tho violent scenco which
occurred In tho houso between tho Ger
mans and Czechs, In which personalities
were freely Indulged In.
Count Badenl was formerly governor
of Gallca, Ho Is n j-oung nnd able Polo
and wns llttle known, even In Austria,
until ho wns unexpectedly called to form
a cabinet In September, 18D5, when he
assumed tho duties of president of tho
council of ministers and minister of tho
Interior. His nobility only dates back to
his father. His mother's brother, a
Count Mler, married tho famous German
nctress, Anna Wierer, who eventually
left her large fortune to her two nephews,
Count Caslmlr Bcdcnl, tho present Pre
mier of Austria, and his younger broth
er. INSPECTION OF THE
Hating of tho Rcgimonts ns Shown in
Ailjutnnt-Gcncrnl Stewarts' Re
port Tiio White Collar to ito
Harrlsburg, Sejt. 26 Colonel Edward
Morrell, inspector general of tho Na
tional Guard of Pennsylvania, has for
warded from Philadelphia to Adjutant
General Stewart the results of tho fall
Inspections of tho troops Tho First rcg
'ment stands at tho head of tho division
hlth a general average of 97 45, the great
est ever mado by any regiment In tho
Guard. The standing of the other regi
ments and commands follow:
Second. SG 5G. Third, 9G94, Tourth, 91 JS
Fifth, 95 29; Sixth, S1.78; Eighth, 93 SI.
Ninth, 91 Gl; Tenth, 95 43, Twelfth, 91 15;
Thirteenth, 93 23; Kouiteenth, 94 G3; Fif
teenth, 93 D2; Sixteenth, 92 43; Eighteentn,
93 29, State Fenclbles batalion, 91 11; Phil,
udelphla City troop, 96 89; Sheridan
troop, 9S36, Governor's Troop, 90S.";; Bat
tery A, 92 S3, Battery B, 94 56; Battery
C, 92 33; State Naval Militia, Division A,
SJ44; Division B, 87 22, Division C. i.0 C7.
Tho new features Introduced In tho fall
Inspections were brigade drills and out
post duty and advance and rear guard.
Colonel Morrell rccommands that nt In
spections In camp hereafter white col
lars be dispensed with, and that great
er attention be given to the condition
of the belts and cartridge boxes. Ho
urges tho officers of tho State Naval
Militia to pay greater nttentlon to their
personal appearance, thereby encouraging
the men to neatness and cleanliness, nnd
recommends that somo definite scope bo
outlined for the naval militia of tho
United States. General orders will bo
issued tomorrow from tho headquarters
of the guard giving tho results of tho
JEALOUSY, MURDER, SUICIDE.
features of n Recent Trngcdy in the
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 26 The steamship
CItj- of Seattlo brought tho news of a
murder and suicide at Skaguay. Tho
night of the 21st, Georgo Buchanan, fore
man of tho Skaguay Bay Improvement
corypany, f hot and killed Mrs. Stella Kos
suth, tho proprietress of a lodging houso
und restaurant and then killed himself.
He was madly Jealous of her.
Buchanan was about 2-1 years of ago.
Mrs. Kossuth was a widow about 2S years
PEARL BRYAN'S HEAD ?
A Skull round in the Ohio lllver
Thought to Have Ueen That of tho
Cincinnati, O,, Sept. 26. William Par
son, a boatman, whllo digging for coal In
Medoc sand bar on tho Kentucky side of
tho Ohio river found a skull, tho lower
jaw of which was gone. In tho upper Jaw
were nine teeth. Two front teeth were
gold llllcd. An expert dentist says It Ih
tho skull of a woman between 18 and 23
It Is supposed to be that ot Pearl
Bij'an, for whoso murder Jackson and
Walling were hanged. Should that prove
true, it has been in the river over nino
COACH HELD UP.
Stage Robbery In California
press Itox Taken.
Yrcka, Cal , Sept. 26 A stage robberj-,
the second In the same place, within tho
last six months, occurred nlno miles from
here last evening. A lono and masked
highwayman stepped from behind a rock
and demanded tho express box, which was
hmded out and tho stago proceeded on Its
way. It Is not known how much tho rob
ber secured. Thcro wero four passengers
on tho stage, but none wero molested.
Mute Accuseel of .Murder.
Slalono, Sept. 20. Winfred Bell, of tho
School for tho Deaf, In Malone, who was
arrested hero several clays ago on tho
charge of murdering his stepmother, but
who wus afterward allowed to return
to school, was rearrested yesterday and
taken to Canton, on tho verdict of tho
coroner's Jury that Mrs. Bell camo to
her death by a blow on tho back of tho
head and strangulation, inlllctcd by Win
T1IE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today;
General Minister Woodford Creates a
Sensation at Madrid.
General Gobln Injured.
The Guatemalan Situation.
Yellow Fever's Ravages.
Sport League and Amateur Baso Ball.
Local Sermon by Rev. Rogers Israel
In Memory of tho La to Bishop Hull
sou. Rev. Dr. GKIln on Riches.
Comment of tho Press.
Local Thirteenth Homo from Lattl
mer. Disastrous Smlthvllle Fire.
Local West Sldo and City Suburban.
Lackawanna County News.
Northampton Indorses General Rctder,
Financial and Comracrclul.
The Programme of the
United States Has Been
WOODFORD WILL NOT TALK
Our Minister Declines to Be
According to Spanish Authority, tho
Progriimmo ol This Country Doea
Not Contcmplnto Wur, but a Pro
clainntion of Dlsappravnl--JHcns
uros Taken for the Protection o(
Madrid, Sept. 2C Tho arrival ot
United States Minister Woodford from
San Sebastian has made a sensation.
The programme of the United Statea
has been ascertained.
This does not contemplate a declara
tion of war If Spain rejects mediation,
but according to repoit, an "ostenta
tious proclamation to the world of dis
approval of the Cuban regime by sus
pending diplomatic relations with
Spain and withdrawing the United
General Woodford has declined to bo
lntervleweel on the subject further
than to say that his conference with
the Duke of Tetuan, tho foreign min
ister, was of the most satisfactory
character. Tho unexpected bitterness
of the press and of public opinion has
painfully impressed him, but ho hopes
this will soon be allayed, as ho be
lieves his mission favorable to Spanish
interests and cannot comprehend that
Spain could reject mediation designed
to end an Impoverishing war. He has
not named a time at which the war
must be teimlnated, but he hopes, as
the result of his tenders that It will
be ended quickly. He believes the war
Is Inflicting Incalculable losses upon
the United States, and that it is im
possible to prevent the organization of
flllbui 'ring expeditions.
Unusual measures were taken to pro
tect Minister Woodford on his journey
from San Sebastian to this city, but
tho trip was quite uneventful. A party
ot gendarmes, commanded by a sub
lieutenant, guarded the southern ex
press on which he was a passenger.
Secret police were posted at the station
and the prefect of police was in wait
ing to escort liim to his hotel. The
drive through the streets was marked
by no special Incident, though several
people saluted him, receiving a bow in
Some comment has been caused by
the fact that Minister Woodford's
family has not accompanieel him, but
remains behind the French frontier.
Minister Woodford explains that hl3
party is a large one, requiring a com
modious home, and prefers spending a
pleasant October at Biarritz until a
suitable residence can be secured here.
The legation cannot be used as n resi
dence. General Woodford has already
engaged a box at tho Royal opera
house and has purchased horses.
Madrid, Sept. 26 The declaration Is
made here, and is being generally cir
culated, that tho Spanish troops in
Cuba have recaptured Victoria do las
Tunas, which was taken by the Insur
gents under Calixto Garcia and Jesu3
Rabi on Sept. 5.
AIR, Al'KINLEY AT ADAMS.
Tho President Attends Congrcga
Adams, Mass., Sept. 2G. President Mc
Klnley passed tho day very quietly. In
the morning tho president nnd tho Misses
Mabel and Graco McKlnley, accompan
ied by their host, went to the Congre
gational chinch. The church was crowd
ed, and was decorated.
At tho closo of tho church exorcise'
tho Sunday school service was held,'
which wus attended by tho president ami
the Misses McKlnlej-, nil of whom wero
seated on tho platform. The president
shook hands with 100 children ot tho
primary department, who marched past
Tho president and Attorney General
McKenna will visit Wltl'rmstown tomor
row If tho weather permits, calling on
Dr. Tranklln Carte., president ot Wil
liams' college. It has not been settled
when the president will return to Wash
ington, but It Is believed ho will leave)
Berkshire Tuesday ovcnlng.
DISASTER AT UFA.
Many Persons Drowned nnd Others
Are Burned to n Crisp.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26 A dispatch
from Ufa, capltol of tho government of
Ufa, on tho Ufa and Tho Belala, In south
eastern Russia, sajs that the steamer
Admiral Gervals, with two hundred pas
sergers, while lying off tho town, took
fire whllo all were asleep
A terlblo panlo cneued, owing to tho
fact that before the passengtra could dls.
ombarkthe steamer moved Into midstream
In order not to endanger neighboring ves
sels, Many passengers Jumped overboard to
escape tho Humes, Somo wero rescued,
but many wero drowned
Two wero burned to a crisp and several
others seriously. Tho total number ot
victims had not jvt been asceitalned.
Crotnn Insurgents Repulsed.
Canca, Crete, Sept. 20. Tho Insurgents
have attacked Scalunl, near Candla, Af
ter two hours' lighting they retired.
The Heruld's Weather Porccnst.
New York, Sept, ST. In the middles
'states and Now Kngland, todaj, partly
cloudj to fjlr weather will prevail with
nearly stationary, followed In the north
ern districts by lower temperature and
local rains and frosh southerly to south
westerly winds becoming somewhat va
riable On Tuesday, in oth of these sec
tions, fair weather will prevail with frosti
and light variable winds, mostly westerly;
and sltshUy lower, followed by, rising temperature.