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Sending Letters of
MR. M'KINLEY'S PLANS
They Are Discussed in a Pri
It Is Alleged Tlmt tho President Will
Endeavor to Indnco tlio Insurgents
to Accept Autonomy nnd If They
ltcluso lie Will Do His Utmost to
Prevent rilihustorlng -- Minister
Wood r ii II' 1 1 us a Pleasant Audience
with tlio Queen.
Madrid, Oct. 12. It la semi-olllclally
announced that the reply of Spain to
tlio note presented by the United States
minister, General Stewart L. Woodford,
has been drafted by the minister of
foreign affairs, Senor Gullon, and will
lie submitted to the cabinet at its meet
ing tomorrow. The reply, It Is stated,
will say that Spain Is unable to fix ex
actly the date when the war will bo
over, but, the ministers are persuaded,
it will not be long, because "the situa
tion of the rebels Is critical and the
efforts of the Spanish troops are sure
of success. Owing to the rebel situa
tion and the concession of autonomy,
administrative and economic, which
will be effective before January, the
government hopes actual hostilities
v. 111 finish shortly."
Spain, It is continued, thinks the re
forms and the activity of the Spanish
troops are sufllclent elements to secure
the Immedlatepaclilcation of the island,
which, It Is asserted, "would have been
more rapid If the rebels had not had
the succor of flllbusterers, who, under
the shelter of the American flag, have
contributed to maintain this state of
The government has decided that
General Prlmo de nievcm is to retain
command in the Philippine Islands, in
order that he may initiate the pro
posed reforms and reorganize that col
ony. Havana, Oct. 12. Senor Romero Rob
ledo, a former cabinet minister, has
telegraphed to General Weyler from
Antequera, Andulesa, Spain, saying
he wishes to be Identified with the
manifestations of the loyal inhabit
ants of Cuba, reiterates the friendly
sentiments ho has previously expressed
regarding the retiring captain general,
and ndds that the day will come when
the latter will have justice done him
and bo accorded reparation.
General Weyler, It is further an
nounced, has received numerous tele
grams from other politicians, bankers
and merchants In Spain, expressing
sympathy with him personally and
with the policy he has followed in
Cuba, it is now said to be probable
that General Weyler will not leave
Cuba until October SO, when he will
embark for Barcelona.
Madrid, Oct. 12. United States Min
ister Woodford was received in audi
ence by the queen regent this after
noon, tlio reception being of the most
A private cable message from Wash
ington declares that President McKin
ley will endeavor to induce the insur
gents to accept autonomy, and if they
refuse he will do his utmost to put an
end to agitation and to prevent fili
bustering, as ho believes now that If
Captain General Weyler is recalled
congress will support this policy.
Sixth Annual Meeting of Commercial
Travelers' Home Association.
Blnghamton, N V Oct. 12. At tho
sixth annual convention of tho Commer
cial Travelers' Home association held hero
today, tho following olllcors wero elected:
President, Georgo H. Green, of this city,
to succccl himself; vice presidents, S. P.
Corliss, Albany: J. It. Southurd, Newark;
x: j. i-aurpy. seranton; w. II. Holmes,
Boston; H. H. Cady, Cleveland ; D. K.
Clink, Chicago; J. Frank Supplee, Haiti
inoro; John A, Lee, St. Louis; W. It. Hid
den, Chattanooga; H. L. Juddell, San
Francisco, all rc-clccted; and J. A. Mur
lay, of Detroit. National board ot man
agers, C. II. Kelley, Pittsburg; John E.
Roche, Scranton; A. G. Millard, Troy; H.
C. Larrabee, Binghamton; Arthur Cowee,
Now York; J. S. Tyler, Uuftalo. Tho
trustees of tho reserve fund wero iu
uleetcd as follows: Henry D. Plxley,
Vticu; T. C. Northcott, Elmlra; Harry
Noih. Uoston; 11. N. Hull, Cleveland; H.
Li. Jmldell, San Francisco; TupJs C
Tho finance committee was reappointed
us follows; S. P. Corliss, Albany; Will
iam Mason, Blnghamton; T. P. Powdcrly,
Resolutions were adopted Indorsing tho
preparations foi the Commercial Travel
ers' fair to bo held in Madison Square
Uarden Feb, 28 to March C, 1S95.
Washington, Oct. 12.-Tho following
Pennsylvania pensions have been Issued:
Original John It. Stewart, Logan I a,
Pennry. Addition 1 John H. Itodgcrs,
Girard, Erie. Supplemental-Henry Rei
ner, Wrfssport, Cnrbon. Restoration and
reissue-Jackson Armstrong, Shlra, But
ler. Increaso Uenjamln Caley, Deodate,
Ttauphln; Ephralm K. Hale, Danville,
Montour; Joseph A, Crabbs, Llttlcstown,
Adams; Dennis Pedlcord. Dllltown, In
diana; Abram J. MolBt, Mlllllntown, Jun
iata. Itelssue George B. Knight, Pitts,
ton; Luzerne; Abraham E. Plerson, Mead
vllle. Original widows, etc. Julia M.
DowJ, Erie; Elizabeth Haggedon, Coult
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 12.-Three hun
dred miners employed In tho Soddy coal
mines struck today for an Increase in
Now York, Oct. 12. Cleared; Flies,
land, Antwerp; Teutonic, Liverpool; St.
L&Uf. Soutbamnton, . .
Hold Hobliory in lirond Daylight
Within TWolve Miles of Austin.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 12. This afternoon
about C.30 o'clock, In broad day light nnd
within twelvo miles of this city, tho
south-bound Cannon Ball train on tho
International and Great Northern rail
road, consisting of mail, baggago and ex
press cars nnd threo coaches loaded with
passongers, was held up by four men and
robbed. Tho conductor of tho train, Tom
Healy, was shot by tho robbers, while
resisting them, but was not seriously
wounded. Ono of tlio passengers had his
shirt collar carried away by a pistol
ball, and another received a bullet wound
in tho head.
Tho passengers wcro robbed of somo
$200 In money. Tho bandits attempted to
rillo tho Bafo In tho express car, but
When tho train reached McNeill, a
small station fourteen miles ubovo this
city, two men, heavily armed, boarded
tho train nnd took their stand on tho
rear platform. When tho conductor
reached tho platform ho found a pistol
lit cither sldo of his head. Tho men de
manded that ho stop tho train. Ho de
clined to do so, nnd began to run through
tho train. Tho foremost robber shot at
him, bringing him to tho lloor with a
pistol wound in his right arm. The oth
er robber pulled tho cord and tho train
was brought to a standstill. Two other
men, whoso faces wero covered with
masks, stepped out from among tho trees
nnd began shooting Into tho cars. Tho
colored porter sprang from tho rear
coach and ran for Bheltcr. Tho express
messenger looked out of his car, nnd
taking in tlio situation, left tho car and
ran through tho woods. Tho robbers,
leaving two men to guard tho passenger
coaches, proceeded to tho express car
nnd demojidcd from tho baggago agent
that ho open tho express safe, but upon
being assured that lie could not do so,
turned their attention to tho passengers.
They took only money from them. Hav
ing secured about $200 they uncoupled the
engine and started It off down the track.
After going soveral miles they set tho
lever at a moderate gait and left the
TORNADO IN NEW JERSEY
A Black Cloud Sweeps Over the Vil
lagc ol Far Hills mid Docs Much
New York, Oct. 12. A tornado struck
New Jersey today, traveling from tho
llttlo vlllago of Far Hills, near Summit,
to Elizabeth. At Elizabeth It wrecked a
building and killed a man who had
sought shelter there.
Tho storm appeared In the form of a
black crowd which increased In slzo and
rapidity as it approached tho village.
There was a perfect calm, and then tho
tornado struck tho village. Its path was
about 400 feet wide. A barn was de
molished and several houses were strip
ped of shingles and shutters. The most
serious damage was at the railroad sta
tion, which was unroofed, the heavy tin
being rolled up Into a mass and carried
several hundred feet. At Elizabeth tho
storm swept down a partly finished dwell
ing houso on Atlantic street. John Clark,
a laborer, with another workman, had
taken refugo in the house, and Clark
was burled In the wreck and killed. Ills
companion escaped with slight Injuries.
Tho storm did much damage through
out, and telegraph and telephone wires
KILLED BY BURGLARS.
Two Women at Camden Are Shot to
Camden, N. J., Oct. 12. Mrs. Emma
Zanc, aged 79 years, and her daughter,
Mrs. Sarah M. Shaw, aged 45. wcro shot
and killed In their home, 213 Lino street,
about 4.30 o'clock this morning. Mrs.
Shaw's 23-year-old son. Ell, was tho only
other person in tho houso at tho tlmo
nnd ho lies convalescing from typhoid
fever, which has kept him to his bed for
six weeks past. All the Indications wero
that burglars committed tho crime, but
thero aro peculiar facts In tho case,
seeming to show that whoever did tho
murder was familiar with the house,
and the affairs of tho fnmlly. A few days
ago nearly $300 was paid to Mrs. Sianc lor
tho rent of tho houses sho owned, but
it was later paid out for a monument
over tho gravo of Mrs. Shaw's husband.
Tho murderer may have been after this
money. A pane of glass broken in a
kitchen window was supposed to have
been smashed by tho burglar, In gaining
nn entrance, but tho police say tho pane
was forced out from tho lnsiue.
Young Shaw was scarchlngly examined
by tho authorities tonight nnd they per
mitted him to go. There seems to be no
clue. Shaw says ho was awakened by a
nolso In tho houso and went down stairs
to investigate. Ho aroused his mother.
As they wero going down to tho second
story they heard a shot. At tho foot of
tho stairs Mrs. Shaw struck a match,
and almost immediately there wa3 an
other shot and sho fell. It was later
learned that tho first shot had killed
Mrs. Zane almost Instantly and her body
was found In tho second story front
room. Mrs. Shaw died within a few min
utes. Shaw's story of tho shooting was
Incoherent nnd contradictory, but this,
it Is argued, may have been duo to Ills
physical condition and the added shock
from tho terrlblo deed.
The Wcllsboro Wifo Murderer Will
Wellsboro, Pa., Oct. 12.-Judge Mitchell
today sentenced Walter E. Goodwin, who
murdered his wlfo at ManBfleld, Pa., on
Sept. 4, to bo hanged.
Tho day will be named by tho governor.
Gcrtrudo Taylor, tho girl who was with
him when ho committed tho deed, ind
whoso evidence mado his conviction a
certainty, was allowed to go on her own
recognizance until the next term of court,
when llcrt Ogden, who is charged with
complicity In the murder, will bo tried.
COL. WARING DECLINES.
Now York. Oct. 12. Colonel George E.
Waring, street cleaning commissioner,
declined tho nomination ot tho Henry
Georgo Democracy for controller. In his
letter ho says: "I thank the party for
the honor done me, but I cannot accept
the nomination. I am very sorry 1 was
not consulted boforo your action was
taken. I should havo told you that I
will not give up, for tho sake of becoming
controller of Greater New York, tho hopo
of continuing to direct tho operations of
the department of street cleaning until
tho plans now in hand for Its Improve
ment shall havo been carried to comple
tion." Tnpgnrt Dufcnls Ilnrring.
Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Thomas Taggort,
Democrat, defeated W. N, Hairing, Jto
publican, for mayor, by a, plurality that
will reach 0.000. The Republicans will
elect probably not more than four out
of fifteen ward councllmen. Taggert Is
spoken ot as the next Democratic cnndl
data 'for governor. He was elected on a
i ii ,
Sonntor Tlllmnn III.
Columbia, B. O., Oct. 1!. Thr Is no
change in Senator Tillman's condition to
day. He U suffering from Jaundlct. No'
Immediate pouter U aaDrciienUcO. .
ANTOX, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNJJSTGr,
Manifesto Prepared by the American
Institute of Architects.
PLEDGES TO COMPETITORS DROKEN
Statement Prepared for Circulation
Among Members of the Chapter.
Tho Present Status oi the Com
petition. Philadelphia, Oct. 12. At the annual
meeting of the Philadelphia chapter of
the American Institute of Architects
today, a statement was prepared for
circulation among the members of tho
chapter, setting forth the present
status of the Pennsylvania state capt-
tol competition from tho standpoint of
tho architectural profession. The state
ment is officially signed by Secretary
A. J. Hoyden. It says:
"Tho Pennsylvania, stuto capltol com
petition involved both the professional
lights and the professional honor of
all architects concerned In It, and has
therefore properly engaged tho deep
interest of the Philadelphia chapter.
When it became evident that these
rights were to be Ignored and that con
siderations of honor had been forgotten
not only by the commissioners, but by
certain nrchltccts in their relation to
their fellow competitors, this interest
was stirred into Instant and vigorous
protest and denunciation.
"When, finally, in spite of protest, tho
counsels of political and personal in
terest prevailed and tho pledges to
competitors were broken, the chapter
prepared a history of tho entire case
for presentation to the board of direc
tors of its parent body, the American
Institute of Architects, urging upon
this board, 'tlio very great necessity
for prompt and vigorous condemnation
of tho unscrupulous and unprofessional
methods employed by a certain firm of
Philadelphia architects in connection
with tho competition. This communi
cation, with its accompanying docu
ments, was duly laid before the board
of directors at Its annual meeting.
"The board received at this same
time from tho firm of architects re
ferred to a document containing nn
appeal to the American Institute of
Architects through its board of direct
ors, In which that body was designat
ed as the highest tribunal competent
to pass upon the question at issue be
tween themselves and the Philadel
phia chapter. This paper also pre
sented charges reflecting upon the
validity and fairness of the decision
of the board of experts and the meth
ods employed by the board in reach
ing such decisions.
"The board of directors of the In
stitute thus received the communica
tions of both parties to the controversy,
appointed a special committee to in
vestigate the matter, and also gave
to it as a body, a most careful consid
eration. The findings or the special
committee was unanimously adopted
by the board. They support in nn un
qualified manner the position taken by
the chapter; find that the charges
against the board of experts are not
sustained by the evidence, and con
demn the course taken by the firm in
question In their attempt to influence
the action of commissioners."
The statement above quoted also In
cluded the text of the resolutions em
bodying the findings of the Institute's
board as referred to and which have
already been published, and also tho
resolutions of a similar tenor adopt
ed by the American Institute of Archi
tects itself at its annual convention.
A Police Superintendent Will lluu
New York, Oct. 12.-Pollco Superintend
ent MoKelvy, of Hrooklyn, today form
ally handed In his resignation. It was
accepted. Ho resigns to run for register
of Kings county on tho Citizens' union
Ho entered tho New York polico force
In 1SG3, resigned in 1S70, was reappointed
in Brooklyn In IS72, and has been a
member of that department over since.
Ho was mado superintendent last year.
Jirgn Itcbcls Ilnvn Laid Down Their
Simla, Oct. 12. A dispatch from Ma
mund announces that tho Jlrga tribes
men havo surrendered their Martini rifles
and havo solemnly sworn to maintain
peaco nnd drive out Umra Khans' fol
lowers. Tho troops forming the Mamund Puni
tive expedition have destroyed twenty
six fortified villages and have killed many
of tho insurgent natives.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12. The southern
end of tho winter circuit opened hero
today for tho touring cyclists. It was
Tom Cooper's day. Ho not only won tho
mllo open, but lowered tho world'B rec
ord for a lialf-mllo handicap race on a
six-lap track. Ho finished fourth, but as
ho started from scratch, his time, 1.0) 2-3,
establishes a new record for this class
of track. Summary:
Ono mllo professional, 2.03 class Sea
ton won. Wulthour second, "Wells third.
Professional lialf-mllo handicap Con
Baker, 30 yards, won; C. S. Wells, 33
yards, second; Watson Coleman, 5 yards,
third- Tom Cooper, scratch, fourth.
Time,' 1.00 3-5; Cooper's time, 1,00 2-5.
Ono mllo open professional Tom Coop
er won: Wolihour, second; Butler, third.
Time, 2.07 3-5.
Manufacturer Found Dend,
Stroudsburg, Pa., Oot. 13.-Uzal 8. Hull,
a prominent manufacturer, was found
dead in bed today. Ilo recently formed a
company for the purpose of llbrewuro
making. Ho was tho patentee of many
labor saving Inventions, most ot tho ma
chinery used In tho fibre business being
devised by him.
Cliairnnin Mott's Hullnliii.
Baltimore, Oct. 12,-Chalrman Mott, of
tho L. A. W. racing board, tonight Is
sued the following special bullotin: "Un.
til accounts for pacemaklng nro settled,
Manager Dlxlo Hlnes, of New York, is
ruled oft trucks, and J. Frank Stnrbuck,
of Philadelphia, is suspended from track
and road racing."
Four .Men lliirucd.
Youngstown, O., Oct. 12. Four men
were badly burned, ono probably fatal
ly, by a "slip" In tho Hannah furnace of
tho Mahoning Valley Iron company, at 1
o'clock this afternoon. Tho Inlured uro:
Simon Christian, Jesse Franklin. Joo
I Dlcto. Arthur. Harakta.
Tho Women's Christian Tcmpcrunco
Union Sessions at Wiilimitsport.
Wllllamsport, Oct. 12,-Tho twenty
third animal convention of tho Women's
Christian Temperance union adjourned
today after a highly successful meeting.
Mrs. lloole, of Now York, opened to
day's session with prnyer, and the min
utes of tho last meeting were read and
approved. Tho last department report
was read by Mrs. Olive Pond-Amies, of
Philadelphia, on the school of method.
After considerable discussion It was de
cided to withdrew support from tho Wo
men's Christian Tempernnco union tem
ple at Chicago. Tho Ladles' Temperance
league was converted Into a department
instead of a branch of tho union. Tho
next convention will be held at Heading
next Adobe r.
Tho delegates to the national conven
tion, which meets at Buffalo, wore elect
ed. Following tho noontldo prayer und
prnlso service, Mrs. W. II. Woods, of
Huntingdon, conducted the memorial and
The nnmes of those W. C. T. U. mem
bers nnd the Ladles' Temperance league
who died during tho past year wcro read
and followed by condoling remarks. Sev
eral now county presidents wero intro
duced, announcements made, and final
Twenty-third Annual Gathering of
the Pennsylvania Association at
Harrlsbufg, Oct. 12. Tho twenty-third
annual convention of tho Pennsylvania
Sabbath School association convened to
day in the Westminster Presbyterian
church In this city, and will bo In ses
sion tho next threo days. Many dele
gates arrived during tho day, and by
tomorrow, It Is thought, there will be 600
In attendance. Itev. Dr. II. U. Roop, of
Shlppcnsburg, superintendent of the stato
normal department; Ilev. Dr. Charles II.
Boades, of Philadelphia, and Dr. C. J.
Kephnrt, of Annvlllo, general secretary,
wero among tho first arrivals. The fca
turo of tho opening session was the ad
dress of Hon. John Wanamakcr, of Phil
adelphia, president of tho association.
A field workers' conference was held
this afternoon In chargo of Bev. Dr.
Roop. Secretary Kephart stated that he
had received during tho year 231 reports
of county conventions, although ho felt
positive that tho actual number of Biich
conventions was nearly one thousand.
A meeting of tho stato primary coun
cil wns also held this evening and was
attended by primary union memuers and
primary teachers not members of tho
union, but delegates to tho stato con
vention. Georgo II. Seller, retiring pres
ident of the Dauphin county association,
wns elected secretary of the state work
ers for tho ensuing year. Bev. Dr. Boads
was chosen president and 13. L. Mackey,
of Darby, vice president.
Tho state primary council held a short
session this evening, at which these of
ficers were elected for tho ensuing year:
President, Mrs. M. G. Kennedy, of Phila
delphia; secretary, Mrs. J. Nelson Clark,
Hnrrlsburg; treasurer, E. S. Gray, Pitts
burg. A resolution was adopted recommend
ing to tho state executive committee the
holding of primary institutes in differ
ent parts of the stato during the year
to bo under tho direction of the primary
council. Consideration of tho question of
summer schools was left to a special
committee to report later.
Tho convention proper began this eve
ning with a scrvlco of prayer and pralso
in charge of Professor J. II. Kurzen
knabe, of llarrlsburg. Mr. Wunamaker
wns greeted with applause when he en
tered tho large auditorium and took a
seat on the pulpit. A letter of regret was
read from Governor Hastings, who was
unablo to attend owing to a previous en
gagement. Rev. William McNally, of
Hariisburg. welcomed the delegates nnd
visitors In behalf of the city and state.
Mr. Wanamaker congratulated tho as
sociation on the good work it has done.
Ho referred to tho vast amount of money
spent by cities on boulevards and parks,
nnd said that there were men who would
spend $1,000 on a horso or dog who would
not spend ten cents on a boy. Mr.
Wanamaker was pleased to note tho
steady growth of tho association and
urged tho members to continue the good
work they nro doing over the state.
TALE MADE HIM WEARY.
Story of ti IJcaiitifnl Girl Causes
Now York, Oct. 12,-GottfrIcd Tleta,
nged 23, and Johanas Boyson, aged 2S,
sailors, met today for tho first time In
a Washington street boarding house.
They spent the afternoon and evening
drinking nnd talking together.
Boyson's conservation was mainly about
a beautiful girl he had met somewhere
on his travels, and finally Tictz said that
tho talo "mado him weary." This an
gered Boyson, and, tonight when Tletz
was ascending tho basement stairs, his
companion of tho day shot him In tho
breast. Then ho shot himself In tho ab
domen. They wero both taken to a hos
pital, whero Boyson soon afterward died.
Tletz's wound is fatal.
HENRY MATZ ARRESTED.
Another Chapter in tlio Knorr-Win
Bloomsburg, Pa., Oot. 12. Constablo
Wesley Knorr went to Beading today
with a detective and arrested Henry
Matz and II. C. W. Matz, tho principal
detectives for tho defense In the Wlnter
stcen dynamlto trial.
They aro charged, on tho information
of John Faust, W. V. Blffcrt and Hrrma
Wlckel, with criminal solicitation to com
mit perjury and subordination rf perjury
In tho Wnller-Wlntersteen enso last May.
They waived a healing and gavo l,0W)
ball for court.
Miss Darling Attempts to Slay Her
Cleveland, O., Oct. 12. May C. Darling,
a 19-year-old girl, entered tho olllco of
II. G. Powell, attorney, In tho Cuyahoga
building this morning, nnd fired a revol
ver at him. She missed, und a desperate
struggle ensued; Occupants of adjoining
cfllces separated them. Mls Darling was
Sho claims that Powell ruined her; ho
New York, Oct. 12. Tho ratification
meeting of tho Tammany Democracy at
Tammany hall tomorrow night promises
to be ono of tho most largely attended
gatherings In tho history of tho organi
zation. Besides tho meeting In tho large
hall there will bo overflow meetlnsa on
Fourteenth street and In Irving Place.
Ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio; Con
gressman Amos J, Cummlngs and Thom
as F. Grady will bo among tho speakers.
Rcapltn for Jongrnss.
llarrlsburg, Oct. 12. Governor Hastings
granted a respite today to Frank Jon
grass, ot Now Castle, from Oct, 20 to
Jan. 7, In order that his caso may b pre-
J ecntcd to tho board of p.ardons.
OCTOBER 13, 1897.
Disagreeable Situation That Confronts
Miners at St. Michaels.
CAMPINQ OUT ON A BLEAK BEACIl
A Community Made Up oi tho Scum
of Crcntion Is Probnbly Kept Under
Restraint by tlio Presence of tho
'Ilanr""SnovIs falling Fast nnd
Landscape Is White.
"Washington, Oct. 12. Sheldon
Jackson, United States general agent
ot education for Alaska, writing from
St. Michaels under date of September
13 has sent a report to the interior de
partment regarding the gold boom.
"I am still detained at this place
waiting upon tho movements of tho
"Hear." Since reaching hero August
24, several expeditions of miners have
arrived on steamers and sailing ves
sels from Puget Sound, Seattle and
San Francisco. They bring with them
lumber and mechanics, expecting at
this point to build small liver steamers
and barges In which to proceed up the
Yukon to the mines. Thero are eight
or ten of tho vessels now In the harbor
and thirteen more are expected from
"Th season is now closed for get
ting up the river this year. The most
that the miners now can do will be to
get perhaps a hundred miles up the
river to Timber, then go Into winter
quarters, erecting log huts for shelt
er. Those that come up later will be
compelled to winter at this plope.
As all these people were pledged to
be taken to tho mines this fall, you can
Imagine that there Is not only much
disappointment but also much irrita
tion and anger that Is liable at any
moment to break out into open vlo
ence. "Among the hundreds now camped
upon the beach In tents are all classes
from the best to the lowest, profession
al men of ability and standing, gavib
lers and desperate roughs, wealthy
and poor, and the presence of the
"Bear" is the only restraint to law
lessness. We are hourly expecting the
arrival of another cutter, and when
she come the "Bear" will at once sail
for the Reindeer station, Siberia, and
St. Lawrence island.
"Some of the tents have been flood
ed for threo days past and all are un
comfortable. It has been snowing for
two days and the whole landscape is
Thoroughbreds Make Excellent Time
on Kentucky Soil.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 12. The racing was
exceptionally brilliant today. After the
rain of Monday the track was In per
fect condition nnd tho weather warm and
clear. Tho 2.00 class for pacers was the
event of tho day. Helr-at-Law won the
first, fourth and fifth heats after a
scorching race with Bumps and Planet,
tho latter taking the second and third
heats In terrific finishes. Both the last
two races on tlio programme were car
ried over. The attendance wns about COOO
and tho betting was very heavy. Sum
mary: 2.14 class, trotting; $1,000-Cald, br. s.,
by HIghwood (Wiley), won In threo
straight heats. Time. 2.15, 2.10, 2.11.
2.19 class, pacing; $1,000 Sherman Clay,
ch, g., by Claydust (West), won third,
sixth and seventh heats and race. Time,
2.07'i, 2.03, 2.0SM. 2.0S?i, 2.1l?4. 2.0316, 2.0ST4.
Walnut Hall cup for 2.17 class trotters,
$2,500 Tho Monk, br. g., by Chimes
(Goers), won first, third and fourth heats
and race, 'lime, 2.1114, 2.11?4. 2.13VJ.
Tho west, for 2.29 class, trotting; $2,000
Tho Abbott, b. g., by Chimes (Geers),
won second, third and fourth hcatB and
race. Time, 2.H1S, 2.13, 2.15'i, 2.15i.
Lexington stake for two-year-olds, $2.
000 Limerick, B. N. G., by Prodigal (Ken
ney), won second and third heat and
race. Time, 2.2011, 2.19'J, 2.211&.
2.03 class, pacing; $1,500 Helr-nt-Law,
blk. s.. by Mambrlno King (Geers), won
first, fourth nnd fifth heats and race.
Time, 2.0351, 2.031S, 2.07, 2.07'i, 2.00i.
2.15 class, trotting; 51,000 (unfinished)
Mackey, gr. g. (Saunders), won second
heat; Dorrls Wilkes, blk. m. (Ewalt),
won first heat. Time, 2.141., 2.131&.
FORTUNE IN A BUSTLE.
Sonrcli of a Woman's Apartments Re
sulted in a Rich Haul.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 12. In tho Suffolk
county probate court today a hearing was
had on a petition for a partiaj distribution
of tho estate left by Almira 31. Perham.
Tho fact that Mrs. Perham left any es
tato whatever was a su&nrlse to thoso who
knew tho won an. It was common talk
that tho woman was likely to bo found
dead some day from starvation.
A search ot her rooms revealed ?2I,000
In bank bills In an old burtle, while in a
dilapidated trunk were bonds and other
securities which bring tho valuo of her
estate up to J61.U00.
FREED BY THE MAN HE WRONGED.
Stunts, '.Who Robbed tho Waldorf.
New York, Released.
Now York, Oct. 12. John H. Staats, lato
superintendent of tho Waldorf hotel, who
was arrested recently, charged with rob
bing tho hotel of articles of various values
and kinds, from a two-cent brick to a
$1,000 rug, was today discharged by Judge
Clemency was asked for him by Man
ager Boldt, of the Waldorf,
Washington, Oct. 12. Today's statement
of the condition of tho treasury shows:
Available cash balance, jaiS.lCV-'K; gold
rosorve, $119,757,392; net silver, $13,080,931;
United Stnos notes In treasury. $13,30,015;
troasury notes of 1S90. $15,137,W0; total re
ceipts this month, $9,574,098; total rlpts
this year, $!9,C15,S15; total expenditures
this month, $11,UG.0u0; total expenditure
this year, $122,513,771.
HurmcBo Attnck n Fort.
Mandalay, Burmah, Oct. 12. A gang of
twenty-llvo Burme&e, armed with long
knives, rushed -through the south gato of
Mamlalay fort last nleht and mado for
tho residence of Major Dobble, but tnoy
were driven off by the British otllcera on
duty. Four of tho Burmcbe wera killed
and four wounded. Lieutenant Harring
ton, of the BrltUh force, was wounded.
Tramway nt Chilkoot.
Trenton, N, J., Oct. 12. The Trenton
Iron company hns received a contract
for the furnishing of a wlro tramway
eoven miles In length, to be built In tho
Chilkoot Pass, Alaska. Work will bo
1 push to un early; completion.
HONEYMOON WAS SHORT.
Bridegroom Arrested for Fntso De
claration of His Age. ''
Patrick Barrett, a bride-groom ot
Just ono day, is now In the county Jail
In default of $300 balfwhlch ho failed
to furnish on a charge of'pe?Jury pre
ferred by the stepmother. Sho alleg
es that when Patrick appued at
the clerk of courts' olllce Inst Monday
and secured a marriage llcenso to wed
Kate Lynn, Keyser Avenue girl,
he perjured himself as lie is not 21
years of ago.
It appears from the hearing of the
case before Aldermlan Roberts in tho
North End lust night that Mrs. Brom
mage, the Barrett boys stepmother,
did not take kindly to the Idea of the
lad marrying a girl whose ago. is said
to bo 23 years. And she was wroth
when she learned that tho couple had
secured a licence and had clandestine
ly wrought havoc with her will. So
she secured a warrant and Patrick
was arrested lost night.
At the hearing the boy ndmiltted that
he was only 10 years of age. He said
a preacher living on Millltn avenue
he didn't know the name or creed had
performed the marriage oeremony.
Mr. and Mrs, Barrett spent their brief
marital acquaintanceship ntthohomeof
Barrett's sister on the West Mountain.
Barrett took his arrest very sorely.
He seemed conscious strlckcm, not
that he had perjured, but that he had
been crossed In his new life.
Most Complete Blockade ol Trnllic.
Railroads Abandoncd--Thc Dis
Austin, Tex., Oct. 12. The most seri
ous situation now confronting the peo
ple of Texas is the almost complete
blockade of traffic, owing to the yel
low fever scare. Many trains on all
the principal lines have been aban
doned and local lines hnve stopped run
ning entirely. Every small town in the
state is rapidly organizing shotgun
quarantines. The situation In the en
tiro state Is highly panicky.
By tomorrow night, unless the situa
tion is soon relieved, the entire south
ern and central portion of tho state
will be practically without any rail
New Orleans, Oct. 12. The fever
situation grew no worse here today,
but at the same time promise H not
bright for an Immediate re-on3iilng
of tho avenues of industry. Daylight
had hardly come this morning before
iwo deaths wero announced but no
other fatalities were on the books
when night fell. There have been a
large number of cases discharged to
day. There were thirty-three new-
cases reported. At Mobile, three new
cases, no deaths.
Galveston, Tex. Oct 12. Tho situa
tion in Galveston Is hopeful. It Is
ngreeded that the fever Is of a mild
typo and not to bo feared. Eleven
cases in all have been reported, and
all are either recovered or convales
cent. INVADED BY BEGGARS.
One Man Wns Assaulted on I.aclin
wanna Avenue Last Night.
Lower Lackawanna avenue was In
fested last night by a gang of tramp
begyars. From the Railroad Young
Men's Christian association to the
bridge a passerby was stopped and
solicited eleven times by as many mtti.
One man, a foreigner, was knocked
down and badly pummeled by three
tough-looking fellows who failed to get
money from him.
The assault was committed with
great daring in front of tho Railroad
Young Men's Christian association
building. The foreigner was picked up
badly injured and was carried to tho
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
station, across the "Y," He revived
sufficiently at midnight to walk home.
No arrests were made. At an early
hour this morning the police were pre
paring for a coup. It Is estimated that
there are a halt hundred men In the
Convention of Adventists.
Tho Seventh Day Adventists. who are
well known In the vicinity of Hyde Park
nnd Providence, on the account of their
evangelistic work in tho abovo named lo
calities for tho past two years, will hold
a four-day convention In their usual place
of worship, corner of Wood street and
North Main avenue. First service,
Wednesday nt 2.30 p. m., Oct. 13. Thero
will bo preaching services every day and
evening at the following hours: 10.30 a.
m., 2.30 p. hi. and 7.30 In tho evening.
Elders J. N. Williams, B. A. Underwood,
K. C Bussell and F. L. Mead will assist
tho evangelists, W. H. Smith and C. F.
McA'agh in theso sendees. Subjects of
lively Interest pertaining to tho second
coming of Christ and other living Issues
of tho day will bo treated upon.
Houston in (iiinrniitinc.
Houston, Tex., Oct. 12. The city woke
up this mornlg to find Itself in quaran
tine with tho declaration that four cases
of yellow fever existed hore. The publlo
schools vero not opened. Few trains left
town and all wcro well filled. The cases
have been picirptly Isolated.
Miss Cisneros' Debut.
New York, Oct. 12. It was sold at tho
Cuban Junta today that Senorltn Cisneros
will make her bow before a New York
public some tlmo tomorrow. If nil goes
well sho will hold u reception, tho tlmo
and place having not yet been selected.
THE NEWS THIS MOKNINti.
Wcuther Indications Todays
Cooler; Westerly Winds.
General Spain's Answer to the United
Hardships of Alaskan Gold Hunters.
Secretary Sherman's Reply to Lord
Philadelphia Architects Denounce the
Local-Sessions of the State Poor Di
rectors. Local Court Quashes the Watson
Criminal Court Proceedings.
Comment of tho Press.
Locul Session of tlio Associated
Hoards of Health.
Bcrfnton Will Have League Base Ball
Lo(al West Side and Suburban,
Lackawanna County News.
S Whitney's Wokly News Budget, .,
Financial and Commercial,
The Secretary Replies to
the Note from the
SURPRISED AT ENGLAND
The Refusal to Join the
Behring Sea Conference.
Preparations for tho Conference Bc
tweeu the United Stntcs, Russia
and Japan Aro Irogressing-Grcat
Itrltain's Refusal to Join tlio Con
ference a Matter of Great Surprise
Washington, Oct. 12. Secretary,
Sherman has written a reply to the
noto of Lord Salisbury expressing
Great Britain's declination to take
part In a Bering sea conference. In
which Russia and Japan are to par
ticipate. The essential feature ot Mr.
Sherman's reply has been sent by
cable to tho British government, and
the reply In full is now on its way to
the British authorities. Tho answer
states that the United States govern- .
ment views with astonishment the de
termination of Great Britain not to
participate, and the statement is mado
that up to the 23rd of last month tho
United States authorities had fully ex
pected that the conference would pro
ceed. It is pointed out that aside from;
tho written correspondence to which
Lord Salisbury had called attention,
thero wero verbal negotiations be
tween Ambassador Hay and his lord
ship In which 8peclllo reference was
made to the participation, of Russia
and Japan. At ono of theso verbal
exchanges. It Is stnted, Lord Salisbury
said he would advise with, the officials
of the foreign olllco concerning tho
subjects discussed, which Included tho
participation of Russia and Japan
Subsequently, on July 29, Ambassador
Hay wrote to Lord Salisbury saying
the president hoped to havo Russia
and Japan participate In tho confer
ence. In view of these circumstances,
tho United States had confidently ex
pected that Great Britain would tako
part in the conference and that Rus
sia and Japan would bo represented,
with the approval of Great Britlan.
Besides tho forgoing reply, the stato
department suggests a conference In
accordance with tho terms of Lord
Salisbury's agreements as he con
strues ilt, namely between experts of
Great Britain, the United States and
Canada. This last feature Is now un
der consideration by the British gov
ernment, its substance having been
transmitted by cable, but ilt Is not ex
pected that an answer will be made
until Mr. Sherman's letter In detail
reaches London. In the meantlmo
preparations for the conference be
tween the United States, Russia and1
Japan are progressing. The Japaneso
delegates who are now enroute from
San Francisco, havo decided to stop
over for two days at Chicago and will
not reach Washington until next Sun
day night. Two of the Russian dele
gates, Mr. Botklne and Mr. Routko
wsky, are here, and the remaining
delegate, Mr. Grebnltzky, is expected
soon. While no exact date has been
fixed for tho conference, the expecta
tion 13 that all the delegates will be In
time to bring them, together on Wed
nesday, October 20.
NOVEL EQUITY SUIT.
Instituted Vcsterdny Ilctwcen F. E.
Nettleton and Josiah I). Caryl.
F. E. Nettleton sold Josiah D. Caryl
a piece of real estate on Capouse ave
nue, Jan. 9, 1896, for 53.300. In the
terms of sale no mention was made of
Interest on the partial payments. Later,
so Mr. Nettleton claims, it was agreed
mutually that the alleged oversight
should be corrected by tho Insertion ot
the words "with Interest annually."
Mr. Nettleton refuses to accept a final
payment of $308, alleging that $1,071.08
is owed him. Mr. Caryl disputes tho
alleged interest agreement.
The matter wan put in court yester
day in the form of an equity suit in
stituted by Mr. Nettleton to compel
the Insertion of "with Interest an
nually" In tho agreement.
WANT A CHEMICAL WAGON.
William Council Hobo Company Will
Adopt I'orcclnl Methods.
The William Connell Hose company
will hold a publlo meeting Thursday
night In the Interest of their campaign
for a chemical apparatus. A letter
was received by chief P. J. Hlckey
yesterday requesting him to bo pre
sent. It Is the Intention to secure an ex
pression of opinion by the residents
of tho Twonteeth ward and vicinity
and by this means push the matter
New Deputy Appointed.
llarrlsburg. Pa., Oct. 12. Secretary ot
the Commonwealth David Martin an
nounced tho appointment tonight of Rich
ard E. Cochran, of York, as deputy sec
cretary. Mr. Cochran takes the placo ot
Colonel James E. Barnett, of Washing
ton, whoso resignation wns asked for by
tho secretary. Tho now deputv hns ac
cepted and will assumo tho duties ot of
ficii next Tuesday. Ilo Is a member of
the York bar and Is about 42 years old.
Tho Hcrnld's Weather Forecast.
New York, Oct. 13.-H1 tho Mlddla
Status and New England today, clear
weather will prevail, with nearly station
ary, followed by Blowly falling tempera
ture; fresh, southwesterly to northwest
erly winds and local frosts tonight in Uia
lake region. On Thursday, in both of
theso sections, fair weather will conttnua
with light, westerly wlndB and lower tem
perature with frosts In th northern dls-
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