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EIGHT PAGES 5G COLUMXS.
SCRATOX, PA'., FMDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1S94.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
IS
Insists That He Never Paid for a
Promotion.
FUN ON CROSS-EXAMINATION
Follccraan Mooncy Gives an Interesting
Account of Ills Interview With "Rep."
. How Crcedon's $1 5,000 Was Divided.
Cousin Jacob a Cautious Witness.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 20. The Lexow com
mltteecontlnued its work today. Walter
II. Harrison, a contractor, testified to
being compelled to pay the police $250
to erect a bridge over the sidewalk not
withstanding he had a permit. Other
witnesses gave testimony showing that
the police attempted to break up the
Society for the Prevention of Crime.
Captain Allaire was again called and
again denied that he had nny knowl
edge of corrupt practices going on in
the steamboat squad.
Policeman William J. Mooney took
the stand. He was asked by Mr. fioff
about his visit to lleppenhagen con
cerning Captain Creeden's appointment
as captain. He testified that he went
to see lleppenhagen by Captain Cree
den's request.
"Iteppenhngen was In bed when I
called. I told him that Captain Creeden
wished to be appointed captain. 'Hep,'
said I should have come sooner, as
Sergeant Wlegand was going to put
up $12,000 fur the position. I said I
would raise the ante $3,000 for Creeden
and would give $15,000. Thafri good,
said 'Ken;' that means $5,000 for me,
$5,000 for" Martin and $5,000 for Voorhls,
and that will help us to pay our election
expenses. Reppenhagen also said ho
wouldsee Martin and make It all right."
The witness then said that he Baw
Iteppenhagen again the same day and
the latter said that Wlegand's appoint
ment had been put off. The witness
then t.'.M how the money was raised
from John Howard, Harry Miner and
others.
, Strauss, Sticks to His Story.
Captain Strauss was re-called. "How
did you get your appointment?"
. "By asking for it and by means of the
letters of recommendation."
"And you never paid for It."
"Not a cent."
"How much money did you borrow
from Policeman Wallenstein?"
"Two thousand dollars."
"Why did you borrow it?"
"When 1 was going to become a cap
tain I wanted to buy furniture for my
house."
The witness said he borrowed the
money a few days before he became
captain. Then lie said lie was mis
taken, that he borrowed it a few days
afterward.
The witness said he gave Wallenstein
$1,500 back in four or five weeks. "I
did not spend the money," he Bald, "as
my wife and I agreed not to furnish the
house."
"Why did you keep the $2,000 so long
In your house?"
"I don't remember."
"Now you know you are lying and
any sensible man won't believe that
tory."
"I am telling the truth."
"What did you do with the $500 you
kppt?"
"I bought articles of furniture with
it."
The witness said he had never heard
that a captaincy had to be paid for un
til Captain Creedon so testified.
"Now, Captain Strauss, I don't want
to bring a number of men here to swear
you are a perjurer. I want tu give you
a chance. Did you ever complain of
the heavy assessment made on you?"
"No sir; I never did."
He was then excused for the present
and Policeman Jacob Wallenstein, of
the sanitary squad, was called. He Is a
third cousin of Captain Strauss.
"Explain why you loaned money to
Captain Strauss In December, 1S91?" he
was asked.
"I could not say what he used It for,"
replied the witness.
The witness corroborated Captain
Strauss' story as to the latter's paying
back the $2,000 In two Installments of
$1,500 and $500. He denied ever having
collected money from houses of ill fame
or from liquor dealers.
"Didn't Captain Strauss tell you he
wanted the $2,00(140 pay for his promo
tlon?" the witness was asked.
"No sir;" he replied, "he did not."
UNLOCKING THE DOORS.
Board of Pardons Recommends Release
. of Another Hutch of Criminals.
By the United Press.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 20. The board
of pardons tonight announced Its ac
tion In a number of cases as follows:
Pardons recommended: Edwin Both
eras, Luzerne, murder; Walter B. Mc
Mullen, Philadelphia, forgery; Powers
Pittertturf, Adams, larceny and receiv
ing, and Charles Beymer, Allegheny,
keeping gambling house. A commuta
tion of the death nenitence was recom
mended In the case of George Dukovlc,
Allegheny, murder.
. These were refused: Edward Dillon,
Montgomery county, murder; Lena
Amallng, Fayette, selling liquor with'
out license; Joseph Itagan, Phlladel
phla, rape; Robert B. McKee, Craw
ford, breaking and receiving. A nunv
her of cases were held under advise
menit until a special meeting to be held
early in January and others for re
argument before 'the newboard. Among
those held under advisement for the
special meeting In January Is the case
of Hugh Dempsey.
DESIGN SELECTED.
A Monument to Alnrk the Birthplace of
Washington,
y the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. Secretary
Gresham today selected the design of
John Crawford & Son, of Buffalo, N. Y.
for the monument to mark the birth
place of Washington, at Wakefield, Va.
among thirty-three proposals submit
ted in. competition. It was stipulated
that the monument should be visible
from vessels passing on the Potomac,
from which the site of the homestead
is distant three and one-half miles. The
successful competitors offer, for $11,000,
to erect a shaft of light Barre,.Ver
mont. granite fifty-one feet in height
on a base twelve feet square.
The monollthHs to be 42 ft. 2 In. high
3 ft. 10 In. square at Its base, and will
weigh thirty-five tons. It is similar in
all respects except ulzo to the smaller
monument erected by the same firm at
Fredericksburg, Va., last spring In
memory of the mother of Washington.
BARNIE REINSTATED.
National Lcaguo .Mugnntcs Say That lie
JHuy Play Hull.
By the United Press. .
New York, Dec. 20. The national
board of (arbitration of the National
Base Ball league, met In executive ses
sion in the Fifth Avenue hotel for the
purpose of straightening out minor
league difficulties and to consider the
statements of Fred Pfeffer and Billy
Barnle, the suspended base ball play
ers and manager respectively.
President Young said JUMt before the
board went 'Into session that after the
minor grievances' of the different
leagues were disposed of the board
would take up the cases of Pfeffer and
Barnle,
Barnle was present and presented his
claims in person, while Pfeffer sub
mitted a written statement of his case.
This evening a long type-written
statement was given out In which the
board finds in the case of Pfeffer that
his written statement is lndeflnSte and
unsatisfactory and, that they find no
reason for removing the disability Im
posed in his case.
In the case of Barnle the board, after
receiving the testimony taken, finds
that In the absence of any positive
evidence affecting Mr. Barnle's loyal
ty, this board has no other alternative
but to remove the suspension Imposed
on him on Nov. 10.
SNAPPED LIKE A DOG.
Police Have a. Hard Strugglo with a Vic
tlm of Hydrophobia.
By the United Tress.
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 20.-Wllllam B.
Smith, of 50 Laurel fitreat, Fall River,
Mass., Is locked in jail here. He wa3
found today in the Chicago and Grand
Trunk railroad station biting at the
floor and snapping like a dog. The po
lice overpowered him after a fierce
Ilgiht. In a lucid Interval this evening
Smith said he was bitten by a dog five
months ago, and has 'had four series of
these attacks.
He says he has been examined by
prominent physicians, who pronounce
his maludy a form of hydrophobia and
Incurable. Smith says he was educat
ed for the priesthood at St. Mary's,
Baltimore. He came 'here from Otta
wa, 111., and will be 'held to await word
from friends or relatives. In jail die
snaps and hops In the bed on all fours.
WILL GROW LEMONS.
Newspaper Men Propose to Develop North
Curollmi I'ruit Districts.
By the United Press.
Bradford, Pa., Dec. 20. Southern
Pines, N. C Is attracting the attention
of western Pennsylvania and western
New York fruit men.
A syndicate headed by B. H. Butler,
editor of the Bradford Era, and J. N.
Perrlne, business manager of the OH
City Derrick, has purchased a tract of
1,500 acres of land at Southern' Pines
and will go into tire fruit Industry on
a large scale.
'TWAS NOT JOHN KOCH.
Mystery of the Man l'ounj Dead at Pl'ts
burg Not Solved.
By the United Press.
York, Pa Dec. 20. The man found
dead on the railroad near Fort Wayne
Is not John Koch, of this city. Mr.
Koch la living Tiere. He says that al
though the description of the dead man
tallies with his own, he does not know
who the stranger Is.
He doo3 not believe It Is a brother of
li's. either, as the description does not
fit him. I .
Highbinders at Work,
By the United Press.
San FrAnolsoo, Dec. 20. Chinatown Is
again in a state of terror because of tho
lawlessness of a band of highbinders who
have been driven by poverty and their
criminal Inclinations to commit all kinds
of crimes. The chief victims of the rob
beries, shooting and stabbing affrays,
are disreputable women and small trad
ers. More Grief for Debs.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Dec. 20. Although President
Dobs and the officers and directors of the
American Hallway union will bo In Jail
serving their sentenres for contempt.
thoir trials, together with sixty others on
numerous Indictments for conspiracy, will
begin Jan. 8.
Violated the Election Law.
By tho United Press.
Chicago, Dec. 20.-The grand Jury this
afternoon voted to Indict thlrteon persons
for violation of the election law on elec
tion day. Three of the number are po
licemen.
Prohibition Convention,
By thellnltcd Press.
Harrisburg, Dee. 20. At a meeting of
the State Prohibition executive commit
tee toduy It was decided to hold the next
Btate convention in Harrisburg on Juno
o,
Nino Ships Overdue.
By the United Press.
San Francisco, Deo. 20. There are now
nine marine ships carrying nearly 300 peo'
plo overdue on this coast. Tho storms on
the Pacific have been terrible.
FOREIGN SNAP SHOTS.
Wayne MacVeagh, ambassador to Italy,
win give ins omeial reception today.
Berlin Socialists have spent $35,000 to
maintain the beer boycott, which is now
in collapse.
Cotton manufacturers- of Manchester.
England, are much concerned about the
proposed Indian duties on cotton cloth.
STATE TOPICS CONDENSED.
The Stato Music Teachers' convention
will be In session three dnys in Harris-
uurg next week, beginning Wednesday
The Philadelphia and Reading canal
men will have steady work nearly all
winter In repairing the canal and bridges.
The Central Pennsylvania Alumni as
sociation, of Princeton college, will have
its annual dinner at Harrisburg on Jen. 3.
Thloves chloroformed Postmaster J. U.
Roberts and his wife ut Sheridan, Ve
nango county, and got $10 In cash, $50
worth of Btamps and a gold watch.
Postmaster Stetson, of Reading, has ap
plied to the Washington authorities to
have tho malls between Reading and
Adamstown carried upon the trolley curs.
Plucky Mrs. James Kugle, of Royalton,
Dauphin county, dealt a burglar a blow
over the head with a chair and knocked
him down a pair of stairs. He then es
caped. '.
Tho congregation of Immanuel German
Reformed church, Wllllumsport, declared
their pastor, Rev. Augustus E. Shade,
"a fraud, a nuisance and a liar," and dis
missed him. .
A
T
What the Photograph of 8 Dead
Woman's Eye Revealed.
THE FORM OP A MAN VISIBLE
Theory That the Eyes of the Dead Retain
Pictures of the Lust Objects Looked
I'pon in Life Is Demonstrated
in a Murder Case.
By the United Press.
Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 20. A start
ling development was made in the
Shearman murder case this morning.
A photograph of the murderer has been
discovered. Both Mrs. Shearman's
eyes are believed to hold pictures of
the man Who murdered her. Chief Jen
ner and Coroner Bowers on Wednesday
discussed the statement often made
that the eyes of the dead retain pic
tures of the last objects on which they
resit before the last breath, is drawn.
This morning It was decided to pro
ceed on that theory, and taking Fred
S. Marsh, they visited the Shearman
farm. Mr. Marsh with his kodak
photographed one eye of Mrs. Shear
man, and the form of a man was
found there; a big, burly man, wearing
a long overcoat, with the cloth of (his
trousers badly wrinkled. The face of
the man was not obtained. Both Mrs.
Shearman's eyes were removed and
taken by the coroner to Jamestown for
further examination and ito be photo
graphed. Mrs. Davl3' eyes were photographed,
but no image was found there, conse
quently It Is believed that the murder
er came upon (her from behind and
dealt tho deadly blow without showing
himself to her. This revelation caused
a sensaitlon at the farm house. Under
taker Partridge was present and says
the photograph of Ithe man's form and
clothing on the one eye of Mrs. Shear
man, which was exposed to Mr.
Marsh's camera, was perfectly distinct.
it Is hoped the other eye will furnish
the means of Identifying the murderer
by giving his face.
EFFECTS OF ANTI-TOXIN.
The Diphtheria Cure Sometimes Produces
a Knsh 1 pon the Puticuts.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 20. Rumors have
been current in Yonkers for several
days that a patient treated with anti
toxin serum had been poisoned by It to
such an extent that his body, had
broken out In sores. The patient was
Alexander Laird, of Yonkers. He had
lost his three children from diphtheria
within three days, and ten days ago he
was taken sick with the disease. . .
Dr. J. Llndsey Porteous suggested
the use of anti-toxin and secured some
of the serum from this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Laird were both Inoculated with
it. In the case of Mr. Lailrd the result
was beneficial at once. Mrs. Laird, al
though constantly exposed to the dis
ease, has not contracted It. The ad
ministration of the serum results in
the breaking out of a rash, which to
an unprofessional eye appears much
like chiicken pox. ' Thla is accompanied
by an itching. Dr. Porteous said last
evening" there Is nothing to be feared,
that the remedy had worked with per
fect success, so far as he could see.
Other doctors agree In this statement.
DAWN OF PEACE.
A Cessation of Hostilities in I'icld Between
China and Japan.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. The late hour
at which cable advices f mm London
were received in this city tonight Indi
cating at least a cessation of hostilities
In the field between the governments
of China and Japan precluded a very
thorough canvess of diplomatic quar
ters as to the tenor of advices received
by tho officials of foreign governments.
While some of the ambassadors were
courteously willing to be Interviewed
na to information received by them, no
one could say more than that the lat
est advices in their possession would
lead to hopes of a very early peace be
tween China and Japan.
CAPTURE OF STEFANKO.
Wanted for a Murder Committed at Perth
Aitiboy,
By the United Prcs.
Pottsvtlle, Pa., Dec. 20. Chief of Po
lice Patrck J. Burke and Special Offi
cer Joseph 1. Stuckle, of Perth Amboy,
N. J., arrived here last night. They
had located George Stefanko, wanted
for murder, at Perth Amboy, of
Stephen Nagy, at Blackwood, a small
mining villnge near here, and he was
arrested this morning.
Stefanko was given a hearing before
Justice of the Peace Batdorff, where he
waived the formality of a requisition
from the governor and was taken to
Perth Amboy on the 2 p. m. Reading
train.
A BOMB EXPLODED.
Efforts to Blow I'p tho Austrian Consul
ate in Home.
By the United Press.
Rome, Dec. 20. A gun powder bomb
was exploded at the Austrian consulate
here this evening. No Injury to life or
property was done. The persons who
placed the bomb are not known to the
police, and none of them ave been
arrested.
Their object Is supposed to have been
revenge for the death of the emigrant
Oberdan, aa this is the anniversary of
his execution at the Austrian gover
ment's orders In Trieste.
Million Dollar White House.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dee. 20-Mr. Richardson,
Dem., Tenn., introduced in tne nouse lo
day a bill appropriating $1,000,000 to pro
vide a suitable residence for the prosldent
of the United States. The bill proposes to
locate the structure at the head of Four
teenth street, known as Columbia heights.
Treasury's Balance. ,
By the United Tress.
Washington, Dec. 02. The treasury's
stated balance today was $154,740,132, of
which 190,848,641 was In gold, a slight in
crease from mintage sources over yes
terday. No gold withdrawals had been
reported up to the close of business to
day.
Wlfo Murderer Convicted. ".
By the United Press.
Columbus, O., Dec. 20. Tho Jury In the
case of Oeorge Qeschwilm, uxoricide, uf
ter being out all night returned a verdict
of murder in the first degree this morning,
h
J (0 01(7100 1
s Council
Room 7
EI-SFEAKffiCROWS PLAN
Proposed Amendment to the National
Bank Act.
AX OUTLINE OP HIS MEASURE
Susquehanna Statesman Unfolds a
Schcmo Calculated to Keep the Gold in .
tho United States Treasury Notes
to Be Deposited Instead of Roads.
By tho United Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. Representa
tive Grow (Pa.) lnetrodmied a bill today
to amend the national bank act.
"Tho purpose of my bill," said Mr.
Grow, "Is to allow the banks to deposit
United States legal tender notes in
lieu of bonds as security for their cir
culation, the treasury to Issue on every
$100 for value In such treasury notes
$110 In circulation bank notes In the
same way that bank notes are issued
now; nil the treasury notes thus depos
ited to be cancelled; the circulating
notes Issued In their place to have all
the legal qualities of the bank notes
now in circulation; the government to
be liable for redemption and final pay
ment, Just the same as now under the
national bank act. '
"There will be no tax on circulating
bank notes. It would be t the Interest
of the bunk to deposit these treasury
notes Instead of bonds at tholr pres
ent premium. The advantage to the
government would be that as soon as
all the treasury notes should be de
posited there would be no demand
notes to take gold out of the treasury
as fast as it is put in."
ANOTHER DIPHTHERIA CURE.
A St. Louis Doctor Claims to Have .Made a
Great Discovery.
By the United Press,
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 20. The discov
ery of a new diphtheria cure is claimed
by Dr. Heine Marks, chief of the staff
of physicians at the City hospital.
Speaking of his discovery, Dr. Marks
says:
"For over a year I have been experi
menting with two Incompatible chemi
cals. If I could once pet them united I
was certain thiat I had the best cure
In the' world for diphtheria. Several
months ago the secret of amalgamating
them was discovered, and I sot about
testing my theory. The union of these
two chemicals produces a straw-colored
liquid resembling whisky. The medi
cine has a plea&iant aromatic odor and
a peculiar pungent taste.
"My method of administering It
with the hypodermic syringe and swab
bing the throat. Tho effects of the in-
Jectton are to reduce the temperature
and destroy the micro-organisms.
Swabbing the throat destroys the false
membrane. Thus all the remedial
qualities claimed for antl-'toxlne are
contained In my discovery, but my
remedy has several advantages over
the antl-toxlne cure."
The doctor refuses to make known
the formula of the new discovery until
its eflloacy has been satisfactorily
demonstrated to specialists in throat
diseases.
OLD FORTS LOCATED.
Markers to Be Pluccd in the Vicinity of
Stockades.
By the United Press.
, Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 20. The report
of the commilsaion appointed by Gov
ernor Pattlson, under the date of May
23,' 1893, to make inquiry in relation to
the various forts erected by the early
settlers o this commonwealth prior to
the year 1783 as a defense against the
Indians, has been formulated and will
be presented to the legislature.
It was recommended that a marker
be -placed at each of the defences, to
consist, wherever practicable, of a sub
stantial rough boulder of stone, having
one face sufficiently polished to allow
of an Inscription giving the name of the
fort, when built, etc.; that the marker
be placed, when practicable, by the side
of a public road, and that $300 be appro
priated for each marker.
FEE FROM BOTH SIDES.
Judge Clarke's Law l'lnn Charged with
I'nprofcsslonul Conduct.
By the United Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. The senate
held a brief executive' session today to
permit Senator Harris, of Tennessee,
to enter a motion for a re-conslderatlon
of the vote by which the nomination of
Judge Clarke to be district judge of the
Eastern and Middle district of Tennes
see could be confirmed. In entering the
motion Mr. Harris said that he had
been informed of serious charges
against Mr. Clarke, which he thought
should be investigated while there was
yet opportunity. This opportunity wns
found In the fact that the time for the
reconsideration had not elapsed since
his confirmation, which took place on
Dec. 18.
It Is charged that the law firm of
which Mr. Clark Is a member had been
guilty of unprofessional conduct In ac
A
Let the Purging Begin.
ceptlng a fee on both sides of the case.
The case was referred to the committee
on the judiciary.
WANTS THE MINNEAPOLIS.
Japan Desires to Purchase Undo Sum's
New Cruiser.
By tho United Press.
Washington, Dec. 20. The Chinese
government is negotiating for the pur
chase of the dynamite cruiser, Niothe
roy, of the Brazilian navy, and It Is re
ported that it also wishes to secure the
Brazilian cruiser America. Both these
vessels were formerly 'Stdamers of the
Morgan line and were purchased by
Brazil and fitted as men of war in the
recent revolution.
In connection with tho proposed sale
of these two shlpe it was learned,
through excellent authority, that the
Japanese government made overtures
to the Cramps, of Philadelphia, for
the purchase of ships under construc
tion by that firm. The United States
cruiser Minneapolis was nearly com
pleted at the Cramp ship yard and the
Japanese agents were so pleased with
the vessel that they expressed them
slves as willing to "pay a round price,
stated us high as $1,000,000 over the con
traot price for her, If the United States
government would consent to the Bale.
Charles Cramp came to Washington
and saw Secretary Herbert on the sub
ject, but the secretary would not con
slder such a proposition claiming that
ho had no ngnt to o so.
. GROWING STORM.
Decision of Board of Arbitration May
Ouse Trouble at .Mussillou.
By the United Press.
Massillon, O., Dec. 20. The decision
of the board of arbitration was not
generally known throughout the dls
trldt this morning and a storm of wraith
that is (hourly growing will culminate
In a meeting, for which, a definite date
has not yiit 1een fixed. .
Thoughtful miners, who have ithus
far expressed themselves, are In favor
of accepting the verdict In good failrh,
at kaiat until May 1, but they have no
Idea of holding to It as a permanent
settlement.
The operators declare their Intention
of working the mines every day ond
will try to furnish steady employment
ho as to prevent dissatisfaction.
IS STEVENSON DEAD?
Relatives in Scotland Doubt the Heport of
the Novelist's Death.
By the United Press.
Edinburgh, Dec. 20. Dr. Balfour,
uncle of Kobert Louis Stevenson, has
written a letter to the Scotsman In
which 'he saya that the relatives of the
novelist believe that Hubert Louis
Stevenson is not dead, but that his
wife Is. Mrs. Stevenson, Dr. Balfour
writes), had been treated for aneurism
of the brain while in Scotland. More
over, she said to relatives in Kdinburgh
last spring: "Do not believe any report
about Louis unless I write you."
No message has been received from
Mi's. Stevenson, although ithere has
been ample time since Mr. Stevenson
was reported to have died.
JOHN L. IS RESTLESS.
Ho Desired a Little Excitement Over in
Ohio.
By the United Press. '
Lima, O., Dec. 20. The John L. Sulli
van company arrived this morning
from tho south en route to St. Mary's.
John was drunk and abused Agent
De Iioo, of the United States Express
company, shamefully. De Roe went
after his gun, while Ofilceir Wlngate at
tempted to quiet the burly ex-cham-plon,
but he turned on the officer and
threatened to knock his head off. He
was finally put In the smoker by mem
bers of the company and bystanders
and made to behave himself.
TELEGRAPHIC WAIFS.
Tho stevedores' strike at New Orleans
has broken out again and tho cotton trade
Is paralyzed.
Mistaken for a burglar by his own dog,
George Hageman, of Flatbush, L. I., was
terribly bitten and is now in a hospital.
Suing to recover $3,000,000 in uncollected
taxes, State Comptroller Harris will ac
cept 15 per cent, of the amounts in set
tlement. ' Charges of embezzling $25,000 against
ex-City Treasurer Hoggs, of Tacoma,
Wash., were found unfounded and he was
asqultted.
Charged with embezzling $4S,000 in In
vested stock from Mrs. Amanda McClel
lan, Joseph D. Iowo, a Boston broker,
was arrested.
Anti-Kolb Alabama editors propose to
omit Entirely publication of the name of
the defeated Popullst-Kepubllcan candi
date for governor.
A "free show" organization at Mayn
ardsvlllo, Tenn., threatens to break Into
Jail if John Stanley and Clarence Cox
ore not hanged publicly.
WASHINGTON CHAT.
A favorable report has been ordered on
the commercial treaty with Japan.
Bland will offer a free coinage bill as a
substitute for Carlisle s financial plan.
Secretary Herbert will have a sub
marine boat built on designs by John 1
Holland, of Newark, N. J. j
YOUNG TRAlNyRECRERS
Endeavor to Kill a Teacher Who Had
Whipped Them,
THEIR SCHEME DISCOVERED
Boys Put I'ish Plates in a Switch in
Hopes of Wrecking a Train Upon
Which the Teacher Usually
It ides Home.
By the United Press.
Peabody, Mass., Dec. 20. Kenneth
Belmar and Chester Palmer, aged 13
and 10 respectively, were In court this
morning charged with attempting train
wrecking at Lynnlleld, on the Boston
and Maine road, several weeks ago.
Four fish plates were found tightly
wedged Into a switch In such a manner
that trackmen say would have derailed
a train if they had not been discovered
In season. They were found and re
rtioved Just before a train was due.
Young Belmar made a statement con
fessing that he attempted to throw the
train from the track, and Implicated
the Palmer boy. He said that his
object was to try and kill a lady school
teacher, of Lynnlleld, who had assisted
another teacher in whipping the boys
and who rides dally to her home In
Wakefield by a train. Belmar said he
and Ibf Palmer boy, after talking the
matter over, went up the track and
drove the fish plates between the rails.
They then went to the,lr homes nearby
and listened for the crash which did
not come. The teacher was not in tho
train that wns endangered, but In the
one following It, some ten minutes
later.
Young Belmar came here with his
parents from New Jersey about three
months nfco. Belmar was adjudged
guilty nnd turned over to the State
Board of Charities and Correction and
will be lommltted to a reform school.
The Palmer boy was placed on his pro
bation. SOCIETIES UNDER BAN.
The Pope's Decree Will Do Published from
the Altars.
By the United Press.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 20. Bishop
Alfred Curtis has received a detree,
written In Latin and signed by the
Pope, putting the Knights of Pythias,
Odd FelUws and Sons of Temperance
under the ban of the Catholic church.
Vicar General Lyons tonight stated
that when the bishop returns tomor
row the work of translating the decree
into English will begin.
If completed In time the decree will
be published from the altars of the
churches In this diocese on Sunday.
HER LOVE GREW COLD.
Tho Man Sues a Woman for Breach of
Promise.
By the United Press.
New Haven, Conn., Dec 20. At Man
chester, In this state, Kobert Edgar has
brought BUlt for breach of promise and
$2,000 damages against Sarah Edgar,
his cousin, claiming that she became'
engaged to him In Ireland, that he
paid her passage oyer, and that she re
fused marriage after all preparations
had been made, Including the license.
The defendant Is 27 years old, and the
plaintiff 4, a widower with several
children. It is said to be the first case
on record in this Btates of a suit of the
kind by a male plaintiff.
Ex-Governor Alcorn Dead,
By the United Press.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 20. Ex-Oovcrnor
J. L. Alcorn died at his home at Eagle's
Nest this morning at 1 o'clock. He had
been In a very low state of health for
months. He was elected governor of Mis
sissippi In 18G9, defeating Judge Lewes
Dent, brother-in-law of General U. S.
Grant. ,
Still Hunting Ducks.
By the United Press.
Georgetown, S. C, Dec. 20Tho presi
dent did not go on the deer drive today ns
anticipated, but Instead, ho, Captain Ev
ans and Mr. Jefferson went Into the
marshes hunting ducks.
Hart to He Hanged. '
By tho United Press.
Defiance, O., Dec. 20. After pleading
guilty, Judge Snooks this afternoon sen
tenced Charles Hart, the murderer of the
Good children, at. Paulding, to hang on
April 20, 18U5.
In Jail for Contempt of Court.
By tho United Press.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20. Georgo M. Irwin,
the discretionary pool operator, was sent
to Jail this uflcrnoon by Jmlgo Ewlng for
contempt of court In refusing to turn his
books over to the receiver for his firm.
Ilicyclo Kuco Score. ,
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20. Thd score in the
six days' bicycle race at midnight was:
Ashlnger, 1,04(1; Eorster, 900;, Gannon, 842.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; warm
er; variable winds, becoming southerly.
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