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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1900.
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WAS ON TIME
Most of the Astronomers
Were Favored by
Agents of tbo Naval Observatory at
Washington, Who Wore Stationed
at Points in the South, Send Inter
esting Reports of Their Investiga
tionsSeventeen Instruments Suc
cessfully Worked at Plnehurst, IT.
0. Star Gazers Claim That the
Contact Came 5 to 8 Seconds Ahead
of Schedule Time Many Photo
graphic Plates Are Made.
Washington, Hay 2S. Advises re
ceived at tlip naval observatory from
Its ngent.s n various points In the south
shnv Pint f vo'iilili "fi' -pre i -d
for nlM-rInn tin iuii.i cellp.'.u toiiay,
that the contact occurred very closo
to schedule time anil that the pro
gramme advanced was carried out
without a hitch. Threo rartles were
Pent out by tin- observatory, one to
Pmhurst, N. C, in charge of Professor
A.tron N. Skinner; one to Barnes
villi In chargo of Professor Mil
ton Updegraff, and one to Graf
fin, In charge of Professor Stlmpson J.
Brown. Captain C. P. Davis, super
intendent of the observatory, was In
communication with these officials by
telegraph and during the day he re
ceived the following advices:
Pinchiir.t, X. C Clear sky and favorable,
permitting ncccsful rbvrvation ol the ecllpie.
All fccntecn Instruments miece"ifully work'd.
Contact occurred cry elos- to predicted time.
Corona cy tine. Mercury only lr visible,
(Siki.ciI) A. K. Skinner.
Professor Updegraff, at Barnesvllle,
Ga., and Prnfesjor Urown, at Grallln,
Gil., merelv reported that their obser
vations weie suecesssful.
In Washington the weather was
slightly cloudy, which somewhat
marred the opportunities for getting a
satisfactory observation of the eclipse.
The eclipse arrived Just a few seconds
ahead of schedule time, but the Irreg
ularity was so slight that the ordinary
observer could not have discerned It.
The retained star gazers declare that
the contact came from flvo to eight
seconds before it was due, but the dif
ficulty of telling Just when the actual
contact began was ,.o great because of
a cloud which passed that even they
cannot quite agree among themselves.
They do agree, however, that It was
one of the most remarkablo productions
In the history of astronomy, It bolng
doubtful If over before the time of tho
arrival of an eclipse was ever so accur
ately announced In advance. The first
, contact was scheduled to talto place at
forty-four minutes and two seconds
past 7 o'clock, meridian time, which
Is eight minutes and seven-tenths sec
ond faster than Washington time. A
few seconds before that time the edge
of the sun and moon were In contact,
tut It was several seconds later before
the naked eye looking through smoked
glass could tell that tho ecllpso was
actually taking place. From the mo
ment of first contact until the period
of tho nearest approach to totality at
exactly 9 o'clock, tho light faded grad
ually until tho sun was In condition of
hazy twilight. Tho watchers at tho
observatory gazed at the phenomena
through a, twenty-six-inch and a
twelve-inch equatorial telescope, whllo
another olllclal used a comet finder.
There were no attempts at photogra
l phy, as all tho Instruments for such
purpose had been pent south. The
only object of the watchers in Wash
ington was to catch and record tha
time of the first and final contact and
the exact moment of tho nearest ap
proach to totality. At exactly 9 o'clock
DO per cent, of the sun's faeo was ob
scured. Tha final contact was sched
uled for sixteen minutes and fifteen
seconds past 10 o'clock. Each of tha
three watchers got a different time.
Ono of them recorded sixteen minutes
and ten seconds, tho other eight sec
onds and tho third seven seconds, tho
Hlscrepancy being due probably to dif
ferences in the strength of instru
ments. Moon's Shadow Bands.
The phenomena, of tho moon's
Bhadow bands, which was promised as
an accompaniment for tho eclipse, was
not observable hero. Mr. Boegor, who
watched through tho 26-inch instru
ment, took particular pains to see
whether tho other phenomen promised,
that caused by tho sun's rays falling
through tho leaves of trees, waa pres
ent, and he was rewarded for his
pains. With an unshadowed sun the
rays streaming through leaves produce
littlo circles of light on tho ground be
neath. Whllo tho shadow was on tho
sun today Mr. Boeger found that theso
circles were changed to crescents.
Offlclal reports which have reach
ed Washington indicate that tho
eclipse was visible to a greater or
less degree in its entire path of to
tality. Particularly fortunate were the
observers In tho southern section of
the country, where the weather seem
ed to be unusually faorable for se
curing the photographic data which
the scientists were so anxious to ob
tain, though in some portions toward
tho gulf the weather was cloudy. In
some of the southern cities during tho
period of totality stars were vlslblo
nlmost directly overhead, In Rlch
mond a most striking feature of the
eclipse was a short but brilliant rain
bow on the west of contact side of the
nun. The phenomenon was the more
surprising as there was not a cloud
in tho sky,
Barnesvlllo, Ga May 2S. Amid per
fect arrangements of detail, with good
weather conditions and with no hind
rances or defects to prevent succeji,
tho varying phases of tho solar ecllpso
were observed by tho government as
tronomers at the United States observ
ing station hero today. Tho photo
graphic work was unusually succes
ful. Five cameras made twenty ex
posures, all of which nre believed tn bo
good, the large photo-heliograph pro
ducing three perfect negatives and ono
Hash negatlvo Just as totality ended.
Prof. Milton Updegraff, director of the
Ftatlon, gave to tho Associated Press
the following statement: "Tho work of
Prof. H. C. Lord, of tho Ohio state uni
versity, which Mas of a most lntrlcata
and delicate nature, was successfully
accomplished, and tho results of our
observations have more than exceeded
our most sanguine expectations."
At the expected minute tho corona
flashed out In double fan-llko form of
great beauty. Several solar promi
nences wcro distinctly observed on
both tho following and advancing limb.
Thofu on the approaching limb, how
ever, was more distinct and continu
ous. The corona extended 'about half
a degree from the sun's limb In the
direction of tha ecllpso, with streamers
Thomaivlllc. Ga May IS. The
ecllps iilifjervatlons h;re wero con
ducted under perfect conditions, tho
totality being a scant 85 seconds. Not
a cloud was visible anywhere near tho
corona. Some distance off from tho
corona's outside rim a brilliant star
was distinctly visible. Tho effect at
the time of complete obscuration was
that of deep twilight.
Piof"'nr Campbell "f b" T.'Vc
ecllp.'u expedition as at his oDst-rvu-
tory At 6 o'clock and every man was
In his place before tho first contact
was noted. Professor Campbell gave
tho Associated Pres the following
statement: "Tho sky was clear but
not very blue. Hapldly approaching
clouds from tho fcouthwest obscured
the sun less than one minute after
totality. The programme, which .was
almost wholly photographic work, waa
all carried out except In case of ono
tpectroscope, whose clock refused to
The corona streamers woro some
what similar to thoso observed In In
dia, In 389S. Ther.. were two on tho
west of about equal Intensity out to
a distance equal to six diameters of
tho sun. Tho upper one of the two to
the east was much stronger than the
lower one, and was observed out to
about four diameters. The streamers
seemed to be nearer the solar equator
than In 1S9S. The shadow bands were
distinctly observed Inclining from
about 38 degrees west of north to 38
degrees east of south, traveling north
east." Centrevllle, Va., May 2S. The obser
vations of the ecllpso made today
were very successful. Fourteen plates
wre used In the search for now plan
ets, 33 on tho corona, 32 on partial
phages and 11 with spectroscope. Vis
ual observations were made. Tho
weather was perfect.
At Lick Observatory.
Lick Observatory, Cal May 28. Prof.
Keeler, director of the Lick observa
tory, successfully observed tho ecllpso
from Mount Hamilton.
New Haven, Conn., May 28. Tho ef
forts of tho Yale astronomers to take
scientific observations of tha solor
eclipse proved unsuccessful.
In Foreign, Lands.
Ovar, Portugal, May 28. The weather
was clear here today and tho English
expedition observed the ecllpso satis
factorily. Tripoli, May 2S. The ecllpso expedi
tion, under Prof. Todd, of Amherst col
lege, completed successful observation?
with twenty telescopes.
Berlin, May 28. The ecllpso was ob
served by German astronomers gener
ally. Prof. Aresenhold, In Abonzarcah,
Algeria, successfully photographed four
phases. Observations were also made
at the Hamburg observatory and other
MR CORNISH DECLINES.
Not a Candidate as Bryan's Running
Trenton, May 28. About forty silver
men, principally from Burlington coun
ty, attended a conforenco here today
to take steps to secure an Instructed
delegation from Jersey City for Wil
liam Jennings Bryan at tho Kansas
None of tho old-tlmo Bryan leadors
of prominence wero at tho conference
with tho exception of Stato Attorney
Cornish, from Warren and ex-State
Senator Kuhl, of Hunterdon. The con
ference offered Its support for the vlco
presldeney to Senator Cornish, but he
declined It, saying ho was not a candi
date. FAVORS THE CHINESE.
Judge Morrow Bars tho Work of
San Francisco, May 28. Federal
Judge Morrow has granted an Injunc
tlon to prevent the federal and local
health authorities from discriminating
against tho Chinese In the matter of
precautions against tho plague.
This means that the Chlncso cannot
be forcibly lnnoculated with anti
plague serum, and that they cannot
be prevented from entering or leaving
Pan Francisco by tho federal quaran
DEWEY'S BOUNTY OUT.
Supremo Court's Decision Adverse to
Washington, May JS. Tho United
States supremo court today decided
Admiral Dewey'i bounty claim against
the admiral's contention. The effect Is
to deprive tha admiral and tho men
engaged with him at Manila of half
the amount claimed by them.
Chief Justlco Fuller delivered a dis
Mr, Gruver Nominated,
WllkM-IUrr, Way JS -Tlie Third lfglslatlv
diitrlct Pfmocntlt ccmmtlon met at Ktntt
coX this ltfrnoftn nd nominated Hon. Ofo,
W. Oruvr for th ltlt!ture. Mr. Gruver was
a member of the hit letfiUture.
Canarnlaljrui, N. V., May J3. The accond trill
of HowarcIfcO, llenliam for the murder of lil
wife will be begun here today. Surpritra are tn
tore on both aides and the rase will bo billt.
MORE REBEL BANDS SURREN
Don. MncArthur Encouragod Tho
Pacification of Mindanao Roport
of Gon. J. C. Batos Quantity of
Washington, May 28. Tho war de
partment has received tho following
cable message from General Mac
Arthur, at Manila, dated today:
"Three olllcers and tlfty-slx men.wlth
forty-six rllles, surrendered uncondi
tionally at Cuyapo yesterday. Three
officers and forty-six men, with fifty
live rllles, surrendered unconditionally
today at Tarlac. These spontaneous
surrenders are very encouraging."
Washington, May 2.8. Tho war de
partment has mado public tho report
of Major General J. C. Hates, United
States volunteers, on un expedition led
by him Into northern Mindanao, 1'. I.,
during the latter part of March last.
Tho report, In brief, says:
"Starting out from Manila on March
20, General Hates and his staff on tho
United States steamship Manila, mot a
transport tleet near tho entrance to (he
Gulf of Albay with tho Fortieth Vol
unteer Infantry aboard and the expe
dition then proceeded to and occupied
successively the towns of Surlgao.
Cignin, T"gan, M!am'i and Dirt
tanuii un tho north, iuftanga on the
east and Eamboanga, Cottabato, Pol
lok, Harang, Davao and Matl on tho
south coast of Mindanao without tho
firing of a slnglo shot. Flags of truce
were displayed at all of tho nbovo men
tioned points upon tho arrival of the
American troops, and no organized re
sistance, or In fact resistance of any
kind, was encountered.
"In some of tho towns largo quan
tities of hemp wero stored and tho In
habitants wero glad of tho opportunity
afforded by American occupation to
havo tho ports opened.
"At Cagayan tho natives, upon the
appearance of thi? troops, attempted to
parley and delay, but wero Informed
that the tlmo for talking had passed,
and tho troops prepared to land, where
upon the town Immediately surrend
ered without resistance. As each town
In turn capitulated, the United States
tlag was hoisted, the troops paraded
and the Manila fired a national salute.
In some Instances the towns wero gar
risoned, In others the local police force
were deemed capable of preserving or
der. "During tha expedition 241 rllles of
various makes and ninety-seven bronze
and Iron cannon were captured, fifty
one of tho latter being left in charge
of the commanding officers at the oc
cupied points. Tho remainder woro
taken to the arsenal at Manila,"
IRISH EX-CONVICTS' CASE.
Treasury Will Refer Any Appeal to
Washington, May 28. Tho caso of
James Fltzharrls and Joseph Mullet,
tho Fenians who havo been ordered do
ported by tho Immigration authorities
In New York, has not yet been referred
to tho treasury department. It Is ex
pected tho papers with the findings of
the board which conducted tho Inquiry
will reach the department lato today
or tomorrow morning. In the absenco
of this report tho department officially
knows nothing of thr case and cannot
offer any prophesy fis to tho probable
outcome. There Is no precedent on
which to baso a decision and tho caso
will probably bo carried to tha attor
ney general for a dominion.
Under tho ruling of Attorney General
Miller In 1891 a person who had been
convicted of a crime in a foreign coun
try, but had been pardoned beforo the
expiration of tho term, could enter with
tho consent of tho Immigration author
ities. That ruling, however, tho de
partment wll not accept aa applicable
to the present caso. Thoy will refer
the matter to Attorney General Griggs
for a special decision.
Named For Senator by Gonfareos of
Harrlsburg, May 28. Tho Republican
conferees of the Thirty-third senatorial
district, composed of Franklin and
Huntington counties, met today In this
city and unanimously nominated Alex
ander Stewart, of Scotland, Franklin
county, for the state senate. Mr. Stew
art was not instructed nnd ho rave
no indication In his speech of accept
ance of his position on tha United
States senatorshlp, although he Is gen
erally regarded as being against Col
onel M. S. Quay. A resolution was
adopted deploring tho sad death of
Oliver L. Stewart, who was endorsed
for senator by tho recent Republican
primaries In Huntington county.
Tho nominee Is a brother of Judge
John Stewart, of Chambersburg, who
represented tho district In tho senate
In 1SS1-83 and was the Independent Re
publican candidate for governor In 1883.
Ilarrlitmrtf, May 13. Charters were Ifflusd by
the it.to department today to tht following cor
porations; The Garrets fiat company, Uanor
and Hayburn townships and Kltttannlnr, Vlinor
Title and Ford City, Armstrong county, capital
MO.WO; lianufacturers' Display company, Pitt,
bury, capital M,000; Commercial Coal and Coke
company, PitUburir. t,000; Swoyerrllla Klectrle
Ufbt company, WiUes-Darre, capital 11,000;
Ccurtdjle Electrte Light company, Wllkes-Uarre,
capital 11,000; the nig Run Water company, Wi
Kun, Jefferson county, capital t-5,000; Times
company, Philadelphia, capital tlO.000; tha
Pennsyltanla and New Tors: Telephone and Tile.
irraph company, Philadelphia, capital flOO.000
Largest Woman Dead,
Earton, Hay SS. Mrs. Frank Wilson, the
largest woman In Taston and probably in the
state, died yesterday, She weighed fully MO
pounds. It required the combined efforts of
rleren men to carry the corpse downstairs. Un.
Wilson was U years old. Ptath was due to blood
Another Oleo Conviction.
ThlUdelphla, May SS.-Wllllam Kellenjter, a
grocer of thlc city, was confided today in the
United States court of selling oleomargarine in
unstamped packages, Sentence villi be impoa:d
by Judge Mcrherion tomorrow. Kcllrnger in his
defense claimed that the pickugcs were tampered
with nftir tmlng lilt tore.
May Torm for tho Middle District
Opons at Harrinburg.
H.irrlsburg, May 23. Tho May term
of tho Supremo court for tho Middle
district opened today with 18 cases on
tho calendar. Tho most Important Is
that growing out of tho dispute be
tween tho rival factions of tho Junior
Order of American Mechanics over tho
per capita tax levied by the national
council at Minneapolis. Several ooun
oils through tho status havo refused
to pay this tax and they havo been
sustained by tho Dauphin county
court The national council olllcers
took an appeal and tho case wna
argued today by ex-Attorney General
Honsel, of Lancaster, for tho appel
lants, and John F. Fox, of Harrlsburg,
for the other side.
Among the attorneys admitted to
practlca beforo tho court was Miss Ida
O. Kast, of Mcehanlcshurg. Threo
casPH growing out of th? confirmation
by tho Dauphin county court of tho
report of the auditors appointed to dis
tribute the funds In the hands of tho
receiver of the defunct Order of Solon
weie dropped from the calendar and
a nolle prosso entered by agreement
Governor Stono entertained at din
ner at tho executive mansion tho Jus
tices of tho Supreme court, General
Frank Iteedcr. liaston; Judge John W.
Slinonton -yman D. Gilbert, M. U.
Olmstead and John E. Fox, of Harris
burs; W. F. Uarrlty, Philadelphia; W.
I. Porter, Pittsburg; General II. W.
Palmer and Judg Stanley Woodward,
Wllkes-Barrc; William Pearson, Hat"
rlsburg; Attorney General John P.
k'n, 1"i uty AUurni i., nir.il Fn d r.
Ick W. Fleltz, Harrlsburg; W. I.
Schaeffor, Chester; Private Secretary
J. E. G. Erwlg, Harrlsburg; Judge
David Cameron, Wellsboro; Dr. D. P.
THE M. E. CONFERENCE
Criticism of His Attitude on tho
Anti-Canteen Law Is Overwhelm
ingly Voted Down.
Chicago, May 29. Criticism of Pres
ident McKlnley for his attltudo In re
gard to Attorney General Griggs Inter
pretation of the anti-canteen law was
overwhelmingly voted down by tho
Methodist general conference today af
ter two hours of warm debate. The
matter was brought up by the presen
tation of tho report of tho committee
on temperance, of whom Samuel
Dickie, of Michigan, candidate for
president on tho Prohibition tlckot In
1832, Is chairman. Tho majority re
port arraigned tho chief magistrate
severely. Tho conforenco finally adopt
ed the minority report, which exclud
ed the paragraphs' referring to the
chief magistrate, but which, however,
called upon him to use his lnfluenco
to securo the passage of the new anti
canteen law now pendng beforo con
gress. The amusement question was also
disposed of today, but lnrather an
unexpected way. Dy a majority of
only threo tho minority report accept
ed Saturday was laid on the table,
but any attempt to tako up the ma
jority report was frustrated by Bishop
Fitzgerald ruling that It was not be
fore the conference, and It is not likely
that any further attempt will be made
to tako the matter up. Thus the con
ference In effect has taken no action
In regard to tho ban placed upon
certain forms of amusement.
With three business sessions today,
the quadrlennlal conferonco of tho
Methodist Episcopal church, which for
a month past has been sitting hero con
sidering great question affecting the
welfare of tha denomination, practic
ally camo to a close. Tho actual ad
journment does not take place until to
morrow, hut tomorrows session is ox
pected to be but littlo more than a for
mal one, and many delegates left for
their homes tonight. The afternoon
session was devoted to hearing reports
from the various committees on busi
ness heretofore crowded out.
The board of bishops announced tho
appointment of tho various permanent
committees and boards of the church.
There wero but few changes in their
peruonnel. The conference held another
business session tonight, at which con
siderable rout I no business was disposed
MISS CLARK MARRIBD.
Tho Daughtar of tho Montana Cop
per King Weds Dr. Morris.
Now York, May 23. Mias Kathorlno
Stauffer Clarke, daughter of William A.
Clark, of Montana, was married this
afternoon to Dr. Lewis Rutherford
Morris, at St. Thomas' church. The
ceremony was performed by Rov,
Dr. J. Wesley Drown, rector of
tho church. Tho bride's attendants
were her sister, Mrs. Everett N. Cul
ver, Miss May Pfouts and Miss Chrls
tlno Pomeroy. Several thousand Invi
tations were Issued for the ceremony
and the churoh was crowded.
After tho ceremony a reception waa
given at tho homo of the bride's sister,
Mrs. Everett N. Culver. Among tha
presents, which numbered several hun
dred, wero several magnlflcsnt Jwel
pieces. A itonracher and tiara of dia
monds was tho gift of the bride's fath
er. Charles Clark, brother of tho
brldo, gave her a set of diamond slides
and a diamond bow knot was tho gift
of her oldest brother, William A. Clark,
Jr. Tho other presents Included a
number of pieces of gold and silver
To Succeed Major Wells.
ITarriaburg- Usjr 23. Gorernor Stona has Died
nut Monday to meet a committee from tha
liira Iluttrr Prot-rtlra association to con-ider
tha selection of a dairy anl food eommisslonsr
to succeed Major Lerl Wells, of Spring Hill,
Deadlock Broken on 00th Ballot.
Kew Castle, Pa., May 18. J. D. Shoemaker
was today riomliiated for ccrjrms by the lie.
publlran eonventlon of tha Twenty-fifth district,
tha desdlok being broken on the ninety-ninth
Washington, May 2S. The following Pcnn
syhanla pirsions have bern granted! John F,
Mrnti. Wilkps-llirre. 10j Janici flames, fcrn.
to:i, 12; Mary A. Smith (widow), Scranton, $3,
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NICHOLAS IL CZAR OF RUSSIA
OVLR THE BOERS
REMARKABLE ASSERTION DY
Ho Refers to a Becrot Understanding
Between tho United States and
Great Britain Whon Asked by Mr.
Lodge for Proof, Ho Intimates
That It Could Bo Found in tho Sec
retary of State' Department
Washington, May IS. In tho course
of a speech In favor of the adoption of
a resolution expressing tho eenate's
sympathy for tho Itoen, today, Mr.
Wellington (Md.) referred to a Becrot
understanding existing between tho
United States and Groat Britain. Whon
Mr. Lodgo (Mass.) demanded proof
that such an understanding existed,
Mr. Wellington said that In tho cir
cumstances It was dlfllcult to present
tangible proof.but ho believed the proof
could be found In th secretary of stato
Mr. Lodgo replied that under our
form of government no such under
standing could exist, and as tho secre
tary of stato had emphatically denied
the existence of any alliance or under
standing, he believed the country will
accept his statement ns true.
Tho reading of tho sundry civil ap
propriation bill waa completed, but not
all of tho committee amendments have
been disposed of, A lively debato was
precipitated over the proposition to
continue tho life of the Industrial com
mission until October 81, 1901.
Objections wero made that the com
mission was being used as a Republi
can campaign machine and that Im
portant testimony had been suppressed.
Tho committee amendment, however,
was agreed to.
This was a dull day In the house,
considering the near approach of tho
final adjournment. The Alaskan civil
government bill was passed and some
odds nnd ends of legislation were
cleaned up. Mr. DaUell gave notlcs
that the anti-trust resolution and bill
reported by tho Judiciary committee
would bo considered Wedneiday.Thurs
day and Friday of this week, under a
Plaw Smashes the World's Hammer
Philadelphia, May 28. The second an
nual track and fleld contest between
tho University of Pnnsylvanla and
tho University of California, postponed
from May 19, took plaeo today on
Franklin fleld and was won by Penn
sylvania by tho score of 70 polntH to 29.
California's most noteworthy perform
ance wna tha hammor throw by A.
Plaw. In this contest tho big west
erner beat tho Intercollegiate record by
casting: tho hammer a distance of 166
feet Vi Inches. He holds the Intercol
legiate record of 161 feet 4Vi Inches,
made at tho intercollegiate games last
week. In practice, Just before the con
test, Plaw throw tho hammer 170 foot
6 Inches, beating the world's rocord of
1C7 feet 8 inches, held by John Flana
gan, of tho New York Athletic club.
A. C. Kraenzleln, of Pennsylvania,
was unable to compete, owing to ex
haustion from the Intercollegiate games
at Now York on Saturday. J. C. Mc
Craeken was also prevented from par
ticipating In the hammer throw, as ho
Is suffering from a wrenched sld, sus
tained whllo throwing the hammer In
Saturday's games. He took part in the
shot put, however, winning over Plaw
and Uoy Woolsoy, California's only
Pennsylvania won the poU vault and
running broad Jump toy default. John
Hoffman was the only man entered by
California In the former event. Hf
complained of an Injured knee and de
clined to compote. C. It. Droughton and
Roy Woolsey wero entered In the run
ning broad Jump, but decided not to
participate. The track events wero
closely contested, Pennsylvania win
ning evory raco, This account for
Pennsylvania's largo score, as a win
counted flvo and second two points.
The hammer throw was tho only orvunt
won by California.
Shooting at Wilmington.
Wilmington, Del., Vty H. In a quarrel with
a negro known at "Ginger" at Dover, this
moring, Frank Prown, colored, draw a revolrar
and fired two sfcots recklessly. One of tha shots
struck James Gilmore, colored, of Georgetown, In
the breast, killing him Instantly. Prown fled,
and a sheriff's pcsM Is after him.
Washington, May It. Tkt senate today con
firmed tha followlnr nomlnatloat of Pennsylvania
postmasters! J. R Glssser, Monsea; T, V.
Moore, Atondslai G. A. Johnson Ilerwynj II, V.
Mace, Peckville; W. 0, Retants, Eldred,
Pedlar Palmer Defeats Waro.
London, May 2S. Pedlar Palmer heat Wara on
points in a twenty-round bout at tha National
Sporting club this evening.
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THE NEWS THIS M0KNLVG
Weather Indications ToJay:
1 ('.crura' -lot 1 Hitfrt WItl.In 1 Ibv'a Murc'i
Successful Observation of tho Ecllpso.
Fcnatfl Debate on the liners.
Spontaneous Surrenders in tho Philippines.
2 General N'orlheaitern Pennsylvania.
Financial and Commercial.
8 Advertisement. '
News and Comment.
5 Tho Sultan of Turkey.
Dylrg Century Pasted tn Rvlcw.
8 Locel Court Proceedings.
Mention of Soma Men of tha Hour.
7 Ixical Scrantonlans Entertained st Ijako
Pig Premium Offera f School Donda,
8 Loesl West Scranton and Suburban.
0 Pao Pall Kew and Comment.
Hound About tho County.
JO Local Utfi Hewt of tha Industrial World.
Albright Art Gallery at Buffalo.
MORE ARRESTS MADE.
Smith and Perry Taken In Custody
While Attempting to Pawn Prof.
Philadelphia, May 28. Charles Smith
and Charles Perry, both colored, ware
arrested today on suspl:lon In connec
tion with the murdor of Professor Roy
Wilson White, of tho University of
Pennsylvania, on May 19. Smith was
taken Into custody whllo attempting
to pawn Professor White's watch,
which was taken from his body at the
time of the murder. Smith says the
watch was given to him by Perry, and
the latter claims that tho timepiece
was handed him by an unknown man
In the street several nights ago.
Henry Ivory, who was arrestod tho
day after the murder was committed,
still Insists that Amos Stirling, alias
William Fields, who was arrested last
week In Trenton, N. J., commlttod tho
crime In his (Ivory's) presenco, whllo
Stirling denies all knowledgo of tho af
fair. Tho police authorities nppear to
bt at sea as to which of tho negroes
are tlllng tho truth.
DOZERS MARCHING ON PEKIN.
Chinese Rebels Burn a Railroad Sta
tion Noar the Capital.
Tientsin, May 2S. Tho ;'P,oxors"
burned the Llullno station on tho Lu
han railway, twenty-nlno miles from
Pekln, Inst night. Thoy also wrecked
the track, destroyed a number of cars
and murdered sevoral Chinese em
ploye. Ther aro marohlng toward
Tha government hi making somo at
tempts to check the rebel movement
here. The streets of thl city aro rjulst,
but tha country Is In a state of terror
so far as tha native Christians aro
Many Proteetant and Catholic refu
gees are fleeing hero for protection.
Five hundred refugees have sought
protection In tho French cathedral at
The nrltlsh and Belgians have left
Flnctal, and tho "Boxers" aro expect
ed there today. A relief train Is bring
lng the refugees to TIen-tsIn.
Train eervica between Pekln and
Tlcn-tsln has been suspended elnco
The United States cruiser Newark
and a French man-of-war havo arrived
MURDER OP COREA'S QUEEN.
Official Confesses Under Torture and
Yokohama, May 23. A formor Corean
olllclal has confessed, under torture,
the names of thoso concerned In tho
murder of tha queen.
Numerous arrests hava been mado,
and It is probable that all Implicated
will be exeouted.
DELAGOA BAT OPEN TO BOERS.
Supplies and Recruits for Burghers
Paesed Through the Port.
London, May 28. Advices received
here assert that supplies continue to
go to the Boers from Lorenzo Mar
ques, and that foreign recruits for tho
Boer nrrny proceed from tho eamo
Smith Defoats Maynard.
New Tork, May . Solly Smith, of Los An
lelra, defeated Hilly Uayt.ard, of Drooklyn, tn
the Wntk round of what wss to have been a 10
round but at 1!1 povnds before the b'impson
Athletic clcb ttnigbt. Doth men fought tliry
erly. Murder Trial.
MorrlstOwn, N. V., May S3. Tho trial cl Trama
K. Sutton, who was indicted by the grand Jury,
May 0 on suspicion of having caused tna death
of her husVand by ttrjcliult.o, and yielded
guilty, was begun today.
OF THE WAR
Lord Roberts Is in a
Day's March of
Paulo nnd Confusion Prevails Every ,
where All Aro Weary of War anil
Pull of Pear Regarding tho Com
ing of tho British Not Much Gold
Is Likely to Be Found Seat of tha i
Transvnal Government to Bo Ro j
London, May 29, 3 a. m. Lord Rob'
crts Is now within a day's march of '
Johannesburg and General French and
General Ian Hamilton fought the Boers
from noon until evening on Monday, j
with what result is not known here.
II. J. Whlgham In a despatch to tho ,
Dally Mall, dated May 28, says:
"The demoralization of tho Trans
vaal Is remarkable. Panic and con
fusion prevails everywhere. Everyone
Is weary of tho war and full of fear
as to tho coming of tho British. Oper
ations wero being carried on for encir
cling Pretoria with telegraphic com
munications. Fourteen points In tho
line of defense wero connected with
headquarters and with the state's ar
tillery, but the system apparently was
the only defensive measure adopted.
There were no visible preparations.
"Not much gold Is likely to be found
In the treasury. The salaries of tho
ofllclals and Judges have not been paid,
only In national bank notes, which will
lie worthless when Lord Roberts ar
rives, The seat of government will
bo removed to Waterval, a small sta
tion on the Delago Bay railroad line,
and If then necessary to Lydonburg.
"Both President Stcyn and President
Krugor complain bitterly of Lord Rob
erts' unfair tactics, In refusing to meet
the Boers In positions chosen by them
and in eternally turning them by flank
"Around Johannesburg a fowl
trenches have been dug, but no othen
steps havo been taken for defense.
The railway line is blocked with ref
ugeei from the west and southwest,
who are rtcked like sardines In
The government Is now endeavoring1
to reassure tho public by telling them
that the British will not outrage andi
plunder them, but It Is too late. The
previous misstatements are brlnglna
Food Is Scarce.
Fcod Is very scarce nr.d prices rulo
high. "The proposal to release tho
British prisoners of war Is due to this
cause. Members of the government
and of the volksraad express approval
of the proposal, but President Kruger
U violently opposed to It.
"There has been a decided chango
In public opinion, which has become
quite English. Tho burghers on com
mand ping "God Savo the Queen" and
they cannot bo stoppod. All nre sick
of warfare. In the towns the rabid
antl-Engllshlsni is less rampant. Peo
ple are thinking of their property. Tho
party eager for surrender Is now very
Influential and Includes the principal
leaders nt the front. Tho Intelligent
public feel that tho game Is up."
Despatch from Roberts.
London, May 2S, Midnight. Tho war
office, Just beforo midnight, published
tha following dispatch from Lord Rob
erts: "Klip river, Transvaal, May 28, C.23
p. m. We marched twenty miles today
and aro now eighteen miles from Jo
hannesburg. The onemy had prepared
sevoral positions, whero they Intended
to opposo us, but they abandoned ono
after the other as wa neared them.
"We pressed them so hard that thoy
had only Just tlmo to get their flvo
guns Into train and to leavo this sta
tion as some of tho West Australian
mounted Infantry dashed Into It.
"French's and Ian Hamilton's forces
nre apparently engaged with tho en
emy about ten miles to our left, as
firing has been heard since noon.
"Tho farmers near our lino of ad
vance are surrendering with tholr arms
"Rundlo occupied Senekalon May 2i.
No report of what took placo has
reached mo yet."
STEYN'S FLIGHT FROM LINDLEY
The Ex-President of the Free State
Took 100,000 in Specie
London, May 28. The Times has the
following from a correspondent at tho
ft out, via Kroonstad, May 25:
"When Broadwood occupied tho hills
overlooking Llndloy the chief store
keeper camo to tho British commander
and said that President Steyn and all
the leading ofllclals had left with
100,000 In specie. Tho storekeeper of
fered to medlato between Plet Do Wet
and Broadwood. The former offered
to surrender with his commando, pro
viding all wero allowed to eoturn to
their farms. Tho negotiations fell
through, Lord Roberts refusing to
treat on any terms."
Judge Rea Dead.
Minneapolis, May 53. Judgo John P. Ilea,
commanderln-ehlef of the Grand Army of tlia
Uepublie In lFTr-S", died at his home on Js'lcol.
lot island ton'ght from a disetae pronounced
hardening of trr biain. lie was born at Lower
Ojford, ra Ih 1640.
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f- WEATHER FORECAST.
f Washington, May 23 Forecast for Triea. -a.
4- day and Wednesday! Eastern Pennsyl.
-4- tanla, showers 'luesday and probably '-f-
-4- Wednesday; comparathely low tempera- 4-
turcs; fresh to brisk east to north winds, 4
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