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-rllnute. 16 PAGES - ITV. .....nrtO-' 4ji - 10 5t - -V TWO CENTS. SCBANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1897. TWO CENTS 3tiBSMifflSBl!l bsIswp"-? mf rT j- -"--Tiri iYiifi7firT iraaJ y j jobw m rHi tcw. -riBBzrr -zt viUmm ry CSSmTliPjL6ESfiyS:' v m M W --- j- 4 6 &SSS SPAIN IS IN The Minister of Foreign Affairs Slaps a. Gran dee's Ears. THEN HE RESIGNS HIS JOB Meanwhile the Spanish Senate Discontinues Sitting. Tlio News of the Adoption of the Mor gan Resolution 11ns n Cyclonic Effect on tlic Distinguished (Jen tlouicn Who Control Spain's Re stiulc and They Act Liko Children Drought Into Unexpected Contact with a Hornet's Xcst--Sittintioii of Affairs nt nshiHRton--Considcru-tionofthe Belligerency Resolution Will lie Deferred in the House Until Spcnkcr Heed Cmi rind Time to Consult tho President's Wishes. How Sccrctnrv Olncy Was Plnycd with by tho Astute Diplomntists of of Spain.-A S Inline l'u 1 Chapter in Auicricnu Diplomacy. , Madrid, May 21. In the Spanish sen ate today there was a heated and tum ultous debate regarding the resolution paised by the United States senate yesterday to recognize tho Cuban bell igerents. The debate heie was fol lowed by an excited discussion In tho lobbies. This led to a dispute between the Duke of Tetuan, the minister of foreign n (Talis, and a Liberal senator, Benor Comas, which ended In the Duke boxing tho senator's ears. A. gieat commotion ensued and the sitting of the senate was supended. Tho Liberal minority afterwards held a meeting to consider the situa tion, and ex-Premier Sagasta, the Lib eral leader, was summoned to confer with his followers. An urgent message was also sent to the premier, Senor Canovas Del Castillo, by the minister ialists. Both the statesmen, as this dispatch Is sent, are being Impatiently awaited by their followers. The Duke of Tetuan. minister of for eign affairs, subsequently resigned as a result of the Incident In the senate today when ho boxed the ears of Sen ator Comas. Senor Canovas, the prem ier, will take the portfolio ad Interim The Liberal fcenators have decided to attend no more sessions of the sen ate until full satisfaction has been ac corded to Senator Comas and the Lib eral party by the Duke of TMuan. Senor Morety Prendergast, a former minister, asked the government on be half of the Liberals in the chamber of deputies today to submit all the papers Relating to the rebellion In Cuba and to the diplomatic relations of Spain with tfie poweis. Senor Canovas, the prem ier, replying, said tho government could only attach ciedlt to such infor mation as was sent by Cnpt. Gen. Wey ler. Heseverely blamed American news papers for disseminating false news, anjl cited as a case In point recent statements attributed to Consul Gen cm Lee. -The premier said: i WEYLER ENDORSED. Spain's relations with otliei powers continue cordial, but the advice which th Americans are offeiing to us as to Cuba cannot be followed, because Spain win never accept any Intervention In a matter which peculiarly concerns herself. The documents' which have be'm asked tor would only refer to this advice. The government has accepted full responsibility for everything which has been done by Captain General Wey ler. Senor Moret y Prendergast asked If it were true thnt the United States sen ate had rcognlzed the belligerency of tho Cuban Insurgents. The premier re plied that the report to this effect was not a surprise to him, as It was a question of creating more difficulties for President McKlnley In connection with tho tailft bill, but he said he be lieved President McKlnley, like Mr. Cleveland, would decide for himself in buch a matter. SPAIN'S REPLY TO OLNEY. How-His Curious Oiler of Mediation Was Responded To, Washington, Mny 21. The full corre spondence between the United States and Spain relative to Secretary Olnoy's offer of mediation on tho Cuban ques tion is gradually coming to light. The substance of Mr, Olney's letter was made publlo during Senator Foraker's recent speech, with a brief extract from the Spanish minister's reply. Today tho full reply of Minister Dupuy Do Lome became available. It is, in part, as follows, certain unimportant intro ductory matter being omitted: Whllo expressing tho high gratification with which his majesty's government took note of the emphatic statements which your excellency was pleased to make In your noto of tho fourth of April with re gard to the sovereignty of Bpaln and tho determination of tho United States not to do anything derogatory to it, and ac knowledging with pleasure all the weight they carry, the Duko of Tetuan Instructs me to tay that It Is unnecessary, as your excellency remarks, and In view of so cor rect and 30 friendly an attitude, to dis cuss the hypothesis of intervention, as it would be utterly inconsistent with tho above views, Tho government of his majesty, tho king of Spain, fully concurs In tho opnlor. that your excellency was pleased to express In AN UPROAR regard to the future of the Island, In the event, which cannot and shall not be, of tho Insurrection's triumph. As you Bnld with great reason such a termination of the conflict would bo looked upon with tho mint serious misgivings even by the most enthusastlc advocates of populur govern ment; because, as remaiked by your ex cellency, with tho heterogeoueous combi nation of races that exists there, the dls appearand) of Spain would bo the disap pearance of tho bond of union which cun keep them In balance, and an unavoldablo strugglo among tho men of different color, contrary to the spirit of Christian civiliza tion, would sur.crven&. SPANISH LIBERALITY. The Spansh government Is uwaro of tho fact that, far from having Jtistlcu done it on all sides on these points, there uro many persons obviously deceived by Inces sant slanders, who honestly believe that a ferocious despotism prevails In our An tilles, instead of one of the most liberal political systems In the world. Tho government of his majesty and tho people of Spain wish and oven long for the speedy pacification of Cuba. In order to securo it, they are ready to exert their best efforts, and at tho 3amo time to adopt such reforms as may bo useful or necessary and compatible, of course, wlt,U their luallonablo sovereignty as soon as tho submission of tho Insurgents bo an accomplished fact. The minister cf Btate, while directing mo to bring to tho knowledge of your excel lency the foregoing views, Instructs me to remark how pleased he was to observo that his opinion on this point also agrees with yours. The government of his majesty most heartily thanks that of tho United States for tho kind advice It bestows on Spain, but It withes to state, and entertains the confidence that your excellency will read ily see, that It has been forestalling It for a long time past. It follows, there fore, ns a matter of course, that It will comply with It in a practical manner as Boon as circumstances make It possible. MEDIATION REFUSED. It is ovldent that no success would at tend suoh posslblo mediation, which the Insurrectionists repel, oven admitting that t?'0 mother country would condescend to t -at with Its rebellious subjects as one power with another; thus surely Jeopardiz ing Its future authority, detracting from Its national dignity and Impairing its in dependence for which It has at all times shown such great earnestness, as history teaches. In brief, there Is no effectual way to pacify Cuba unless It begins with the nctual submission of the armed rebels to the mother country. When tho government of the United States shall once be convinced of our be ing In the right and when that honest con viction shall In some manner bo made public, but little moro will bo required In order that all these n Cuba who ere mere ly striving to accomplish the total ruin of tho beautiful country In which they wero born, being then hopeless of outside help and powerless by themselves, will lay down their arms. Until that happy stats of things has been attained, Spain will, In tho just defence not only of her rights, but of her duties and honor, continue tho efforts for an early victory which she is now exerting, regardless of the greatest sacrifices. THE PRESIDENT'S INTENTIONS. He Is Not Pleased with Semite's Action--. ill Soon Act. Washington, May 21. The cabinet meeting today was Interesting because the ptlnclpal subject of discussion was that of our relations toward Cuba. The action of the senate yesterday In pass ing the Morgan Joint resolution declar ing a state of war In Cuba, was re garded as a movement that threat ened, If carried out to the end, to In terfere seriously with the elforts of the executive branch of the government to accomplish something substantial for the Cubans. Tho details of the plan which Presi dent McKlnley has in mind have not yet been disclosed. In fact, it may bo said they are subject to arrangement upon tho basis of the latest olliclal in formation received from Cuba, prob ably from Mr. Calhoun. Uut It was clearly manifested in the cabinet meet ing today that the president has made up his mind to another forward step, and that while up to this time he has, as he promised in the beginning of his administration, confined his efforts largely to securing absolutely protec tion for American citizens In Cuba, he has now come to tho determination to u m his powers to stop the bloodshed In the Island so far as this can be dono without Involving the Untted States In war. HOUSE WILL WAIT AWHILE. Speaker Heed Will Consult tlio Presi dent About Belligerency. Washington, May 21. No ofllclal in formation could be obtained as to what action the house may take on tho Cu ban resolution passed by the senate yesterday, but It was understood that Speaker Reed would have a conference with the president on the subject at an early day and that no action would be taken until after that conference. Tho Inference was that action of the house managers would he guided to a largo extent by the results of the con ference. It Is probable that some attempt will be made on the part of the Democrats to hqve the resolution considered as soon as t reaches the house, but this cannot be done except by unanimous consent, which will not be given, or by a special order from the committee on rules. This special order will not bo brought In until the Republican lead ers are icady to have same action token, SENATOR DAYIS CONFERS. I'orolgn Rotations Chairman Moots tho President by Appointment. Washington, May 21, Senator Davis, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, had a prolonged conference with the president by appointment to day, AVhlle nothing has been given' out as to the conference, it is under stood to have had reference to the ef fect of the senate's action on the Mor gan Cuban belligerency resolution and upon the general subject of tho ad ministration's attltudo towards Cuba. AMERICANS IN CUDA. The President Provides for Supplying Immediate Relief to Thorn. Washington, May 21. The Secretary of State has directed Consul General Lee at Havana to draw for Immediate purchase of supplies and medicines for tho relief of American citizens and transportation of such ns nre without means nnd desire to return, to tho United States, not to exceed $10,000. Ho is also Instructed to furnish United States consuls in Cuba, at his discre tion, funds for this support. United States Consul Brlceat Mntan zas, has been instructed by the Secre tory of State to npply to Consul Gen eral Lee for funds with which to re lieve American citizens there. HERE'S A SHREWD GUESS. McKlnley to Intervono by Urging Spain to Still Out. New York, May 21. The Commercial Advertiser prints a, Washington dis patch asserting on tho highest author ity, that If, after a conclusive report has been received from Mr. Calhoun, It confirms the reports of our consuls In Cuba, President McKlnley will matte a carefully prepared proposition to the Spanish government to the effect that tho Cubans be allowed to purchaso their Independence. Tho communica tion of the president may even suggest the method by which the colonists shall uccompllsh tho payment of their debt to tho mother country, the piobablo scheme involving a system of tarlft and internal revenue taxes more than sulllclcnt to support the new govern ment and the issue of bonds which would command a ready price In tho money markets of tho world. If this offer Is refused, the Independ ence of Cuba will be recognized by a proclamation of tho president. MEXICO'S SYMPATHY FOR CUBA. Recognition oi llclligorcticy by This Country Likely to lie Imitated. City of Mexico, May 21. Tlio news of tho passage of tlio Cuban belligerency resolution by the United States sen ate created great Interest here. The antl-Spnnlsh sentiment Is growing stronger. The recognition of belliger ency by the United States Is likely to lead to a similar recognition by the leading Latin-American countries, with the exception of Chill. The pro-Cuban sentiment in Central America is very strong, and the gov ernments there, are only awaiting the initiative of tire United States. TRADE IS BRISKER. The Dun Weekly Report Indicates General Improvement in Business Conditions and Prospects. New York, May 21. R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow will fay: Unmistakable evidence of improvement comes In tho general In crease of commercial loans. Not fo,r a long time have commercial loans been fully half the whole. The distinct change gives proof that, new business has been larger than many have sup posed. Receipts of money from the interior exceed shipments $l,ri00,000,mostly from the middle west. Exports of gold have no influence, and only signify the wil lingness of Russia to pay a price for the gold needed. The excess of merchandise- Imports to answer demands for half a year to como Involves a greater excess of exports when the an ticipatory movement ends and crops begin to move, which fact renders large outgoes of gold less likely, and gives the country a stronger position In International, markets. Meanwhile thero Is a continuing Increase, dis tinct though gradual, In the volume of business, The iron industry has quite an in crease in new business, though not In nil b"anches. Part was due to the rup ture of the steel beam pool and tho fall in price fron$l.C5 to $1.25 nomin ally quoted and some good structural contracts were at once secured. Part Is due to a better demand for plates and for pipe, and part to growing needs for cars and vessels. There Is also pome Increase in rods. The Car negie works are now turning out 3,000 tons of rails daily, nearly all on old orders and exports of finished products Increase. WOMAN SCORCHED HER LIFE AWAY. Young Wife Killed by Too Much Bicycle Riding. Nashua, N. II., May 21. Mrs. C. Leonard Elliott was burled fiom her home yesterday a victim to the bicycle craze. The cause of death, as given by Dr. A. S. Wallace, was meningitis, brought afbout by excessive riding on her wheel, Mrs. Elliott was 20 years of age. Two weeks ago, upon returning from a ride, she spoke of a sharp pain In her head. A few hours later she took to her bed and never got up again. Mis. Elliott was a very hard rider, and nev er stopped until completely exhausted. MORE TAILORS STRIKE. Twcnty-threo Thousand Men in Now York Will Go Out. New York, May 21. Tho Progress ive Tailors and the Lithuanian sec tion of tho East Side garment workers had meetings last night and decided to quit work Sunday morning next. Theso will Bwell the ranks of the strikers by 3,000, making a total on strike by Sunday of 28,000 In the city and vicinity. ' Cowboys Kill Creek Nation Ollicinls. Muskogee, I. T., Mny 21. A courier JQst arrived here reportB that Judge Freeland Marshall, an ofllclal of the Creek Nation, and Captain Bcrryhlll, chief of tho Creek Light Hoismen, while engaged with othor Creek officials In cutting down unlawful pnsturo fences near Okmulgee wore at tacked by cowboys In tho employ of Tex as stockmen whose fences wero being cut, and killed. Two of tho light horsemen wero badly hurt. . Fell I) end While Shooting n Cnt. Bridgeport, Conn., May 21. Simon Hanks, ono of tho best known residents of Southport, got up about 5 o'clock, took his gun, and Btarted for tho herniary in tho rear of Ms house to shoot a cat. When ho camo hi sight of the cat he raised tho gun to his shoulder nnd tired. Homo member of the family who was watching saw him stagger as tho gun exploded a:iit the next moment fall to tho ground, Wli'li help arrived ho waB dead, lltart dlseate was tho caufe. Inheritance Tnx Hill Dond. Albany, May 21. Governor Black, at 1 o'clock today, gave out a memorandum giving his reasons for his refusal to ap prove of tho Graduated Inheritance tux bill. He claims It Is too drastic. SENATORS TO CAUCUS. To Adjust .Matters So the Tariff Hill Can Do Expedited. "Washington, May 21, The Republi can senators will hold a caucus Mon day after the adjournment of tho sen ate to consider various questions In connection with the tariff bill. The first effort will be to devise plans to ex pedite the consideration of the bill and there will also be nn attempt to recon cile differences of opinion as to tho merits of some features of tho bill. Tho principal object of tho caucus, however, Is to ngreo upon n plan for the limitation of the time for debate and under the present rules it is recog nized that this can only be done by mutual consent. There are now Indications that the debato may not be so greatly pro longed as at first seemed probable. Tho Democrats, Populists and Silver Re publicans nil aver that they will con sume no unnecessary tlmo with speeches. The Democrats profess to be especially anxious thnt there should be no delay, ENGLAND'S IRISH POLICY. Government to Pay Poor Rates for Landlords nnd the County Cess for the Tenants. London, May 21. The first lord of tho treasury and government lender, A. J. Balfour, mndo a statement In the house of commons today regarding the government's Irish policy to be car ried out next session. The govern ment, he said, put poses to place both the Poor law and county administra tion on a broad, popular basis. The landlords must be relieved of all rural rates. At present the landowners are liable to half the poor rates, which the government will pay hereafter out of the Imperial funds. The tenants are liable for the other half of the Poor rates and the county cess. The gov ernment will hereafter pay the county cess out of the Imperial funds. This double benefit Mr. Balfour ex plained, will enable the government to launch a scheme for local government, which, he believed, would work safely and smoothly. Ho was of the opinion that every eloes of the community would be disposed to regard with favor what he could not but think must prove one of the greatest reforms carried out under the safest conditions ever sug gested In the house of commons Henry Edward Carson, conservative member for Dublin university, and formerly solicitor-general for Ireland; John Dillon, chairmnn of tho Irish Parliamentary party; Campbell- Ban ncrman, Liberal, and John Redmond, the Parnelllte leader, also ..npprove-d them. TRAGEDY IN A TENEMENT. Two Persons Dead nnd Sevcrnl Dying ns Result of Gasoline Explosion. St. Louts, May 21. A two-gallon gas oline tank attached to a cooking stove exploded In a tenement house nt 2311 Menard street, and Mrs. Ada Mohr and Hugo Howard, two years old, were burned to a crisp, and Mrs. Bessie Howard, William Howard, her 5-year-old son, and Baby Mohr sustained In juries from which they are not expect ed to recover. Max Gumpert and Henry Surman, who endeavored to rescue the victims, were badly burned about their hands. KILLED BY LIGHTENING. Tho Holt Struck These Men in Thoir Plnce of Shelter. Mllford, Del., May 21. James Clifton and Asa Walls were struck by light ning and instantly killed on Houston Hudson's farm today. During the heavy storm of the afternoon tho men sought shelter In a small outbuilding. Only a few moments later a bolt struck the building. Doth men were In the path of the bolt and suffered Instant death. The structure was homed to the ground. Hudson himself, who was nearby, was severely hurt, and a horse, cow and a hog were killed. WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED. Snu rrnucisco Talks of Putting Them to Work Raising Sugar Beets. San Francisco, May 21. The Salva tion Army and the citizens' committee are working hard to solve tho problem of finding work for the unemployed of this city. It looks now as though sev eral hundred persons would be settled In a colony at Salinas and raise sugar beets for CInus Spreckles' big beet sugar factory. Clous Spreckles has offered to take all tho sugar beets raised' In the Sa linas Vulley at $1 a ton. SNAKE KILLS THREE PEOPLE. Motiier nnd Children Dcsporntcly Fight a Copperhead. Plkovllle, Ky May 21. Two children of Ed. Driscoll, who lives on a branch of Etato Creek, wore bitten by a cop erhead snake on Tuesday morning. Their mother tried to kill the reptile and was herself bitten. All three died within an hour. The father had a battle with the cop perhead before he could kill It. STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. Southampton. Airy II --'t,!" niundiH, from Hmh.'g N York, Nor- New York Cleared: La Champagne, Havre; Campania, Liverpool; MaasUam, Rotter dam via 'Boulogne, Arilved; St, Paul, Southampton, - Ycrkcs Telescope Rcndy for Work. Williams Bay, Wis., May 21. The great objectlvo lenses cf tho Verges Objorvatory wero lifted Into position last evening. An hour lutef the eyo piece was adjusted and tho woild's greatest toleecopo became a reality. Tho sky was too cloudy for ob servation. Insurance Comp:mv Turned Out. Topeka, Kan., Mny 21. Stato Superin tendent of Insurance McNall hns revokod the llcenso of the Metroplltan Life Insur ance company of New York to do busi ness In Kunsas. Tho company refused to pay a claim which McNull assorts Is Just, Money In n Volcnno. Moslco City, May 21. Th volcano Popo catepotl has been bonded to an American syndicate, the object being to exploit Its sulphur, bring ice and wood to thin city, and carry tourists up to the crater, THE NEWS OF OTHER LANDSTHAN OURS Dramatic Scene During a Session o Jameson Raid Inquiry. WOMEN ARE BARRED AT CAMBRIDQE Tho Latest Intelligence from Croto Appears to Indicate Thnt tho Island Is Pacified Somewhat on the Cuban Pnttcrn.-Athcns In u State oi Great Excitement. London, May 21. Tlwrc was a dra matic scene today In a committee room nt Westminster hall. The Parliament ary committee inquiring Into the Transvaal raid held nnother session, and, during the course of the examin ation of Rutherford Harris, the former secretary of tho British Chartered South Africa company nt Cape Town, by Henry Labouchere, the witness was asked whether lie had ever heard of a syndicate organized for tho purpose of dealing In the securities of the Chart ered company. Mr. Harris branded as absolutely and unqualifiedly false the charge made by Mr. Labouchere that the Jameson raid had been planned by himself and others for stock-Jobbing purposes, and dared Mr. Labouchere to produce proof. The tatter said he could do it, but wanted time. A mo ment Inter Mr. Harris refused to be further examined by Mr. Labouchere, unless the latter withdrew his charges. CAMBRIDQE REJECTS WOMEN. English University Votes Down Pro posal to Give Women Degrees. Cambridge, Eng., Iday 21. Cambridge university, by a vote of 1713 to GC2, rejected the proposal to confer de grees upon women. When the voting commenced the senate house was thronged and there were large crowds outside the building. Everywhere were posters Inscribed " 'Varsity for Men. Men for 'Varsity." The undergrad uates who behaved In a threatening manner toward the supporters of the proposal to confer degrees upon wo men were greeted with groans and cries, of "Shame!" The excitement continually Inci eased, especially In the streets. An efllgy of n lady In bloomers on a bicycle was suspended opposite the senate house, and there was a large banner over one college gateway Inscribed: "Get you to GIrton, Beatrice. Get you to Newn ham. Here Is no place for maids." Toward the close of the voting thous ands of people congregated outside the senate house and the undergraduates started letting off fireworks, during which two ciacker3 exploded In tho midst of the senate house. CRETE NOT PACIFIED. Fresh Outbreak of Trouble Ilotwccn Christians nnd Mussulmans. Canea, Crete, May 21. The situation here Is most serious. There Is a revival of excitement both among the Mussul mans nnd Christians, In consequence of the departure of the Greeks. Some Bash! Bazouks fired upon Adtt.lrul Harris, the British commander yester day afternoon, maklntr It his fourth escape since he has been In theso wat ers. Later In the day five shots were fired at the French admiral while wnlklng In Suda with a chief of otafi. Shots were also fired at a British sig naller outside of Canea nnd three In surgents attacked and disarmed a Brit ish lieutenant near Suda. Owing to this case, the British admiral sent an ultimatum to the insurgents. London, May 22.--A despatch to the Dally Mail from Berlin says the Post publishes a telegram from Salonlca asserting that in spite of the armistice a Gieek war ship has fired upon and sunk a vessel Hying a Turkish flog. Five of the crew were drowned. ATHENS IS BADLY EXCITED. Pnnio Caused by Latest Defeat. Shots Fired at Crown Prince. Paris, May 21. The correspondent at Athens of the Journal, of this city, re ferring to the defeat of tho Greeks Just bofore the armstlce was arranged, telegraphs: "Tho stupor and panic caused by the latest defeat Is Intense. Tho people seem to expect the Imme diate arrival of tho Turks at Athens. On nil sides families are preparing to go to -the islands, anxious crowds pa rade tho streets, and there is tho wild est excitement everywhere. "I learn 'that some shots wero fired at the Crown Prince asi he endeavored to stay the confusion. Two Greek bat talions were seized with panic and tho retreating soldiers on entering Lamia, could not bo restrained by their of ficers. They shouted: 'The Turks are coming.' The panic which resulted was Increased by the Jail birds, who had been released, and caused disorder throughout the town." ITALY AND OUR TARIFF. Ilcr Minister of Foreign AfTuirs Snys Sho Will Retaliate. Rome, May 21. Replying to an Inter pellation In the Chamber of deputies ns to the aptltudo of tho government in regard to tho Dingley tariff bill, Mtarnuls Vlseontl Vcnosta, minister of foreign affairs, said that Italy did not wish to make any reprisals, but if tho United States government persisted In maintaining tho attitude It had assum ed Italy would defend herself by adopt ing similar tariff measures uffectlng conn in American imports. LAKE STEAMER SUNK. Tho Florida Goch Down in n Collision with tho O. Y, Roby. Chicago, May 21, During a dense fog the Eteamer Florida of the Lackawan na lino was sunk by collision with the steamer G. W. Roby In Lake Huron, off Middle Island, yesterday afternoon. The crew of the Floilda was tuken to Port Huron, Tho collision took place between Middle Island nnd Presquo Isle. Tho Roby was so badly damaged that she turned back, and arrived at Port Hur on this morning with tho Florida's crew. Tho two steamers exchanged pass- tng signals, hut did not sight each oth er in time to avoid the collision. Cap tain William Smith, who Is in com mand of the Roby, states thnt when ho first sighted the Florida through the fog he stopped and backed his engines, but the two boats were too cIobo to each other to avoid the crash. CIHCAQO'S MURDER MYSTERY. fresh Discovery Mndo in the Now Celebrated Lnotgcrt Cnsc. Chicago, May 21. In a sewer leadlnj; from the vat In which Mrs. Luetgert's body Is supposed to have been des troyed, tho police today found a clot of matted hair, similar In color nnd ap pearance to that found last Wednes day. Part of the hair Is eight Inches long nnd of light color, but the most of It Is only four Inches In length. Dr. Carl Klein, Mrs. Leutgert's den tist reported that he was unable to Identify the porcelain tooth found yes terday by the police. If the plate which he says would withstand the action of acid, is discovered, Dr. Klein will bo ablo to eay whether It is 'the one he made for Mrs. Luetgert. PRESBYTERIANS AT WORK The General Assembly Listens to a Re port on Presbyterian Building New York." Eagle Lake, Ind., May 21. The Pres byterian general assembly was opened today by the presentation of a gavel to the moderator by General Harrison, The gavel was composed of hard woods, oak, poplar, black walnut, birch and maple. Before proceeding to business, the chairman of committees were an nounced as follows: Vice moderator, John Wanamaker, Phil adelphia; bills and overtures, Dr. John Wlthrow, Chicago; Judicial business, Dr. Henry C. Mlnton, San Francisco; church policy, Dr. Itobert F. Sample, New York; homo missions, Dr. John D. Hewitt, Em poria; foreign missions, Dr. J. W. Wilbur Chapman, Philadelphia; education, Dr. Stephen W. Dana, Philadelphia; publica tion and sabbath school work, Elder James Verrance, New York; chureh erec tion, Dr. George W. Whltwotth, Seattle; theological seminaries, Dr. J. Clarko Hill, Chicago; ministerial relief, Hon. James A. Mount, of Indiana; freedmen, Dr. Thomas Lawrence, Ashevllle; aide for colleges, Dr. George L. Splnlng, OrangZ, N. J.; correspondence. Dr. liyron Sunderlnnl, Washington; benevolence, Dr. Wilson Phraner, New York; narrative. Dr. Mau rice D. Edwards, St. Paul; ttniperanco. Dr. A. R. Olncy, West Troy, N. Y.; leave of absence, David R. Moore; mileage. Elder W. W. Flsk, Philadelphia; nnance, Elder James M. Ham, Brooklyn. The committee on Presbyterian build ing, New York, presented Its report. A lonsr renort of the mlnontv was ore- ;ented by Elder McDougall, of fcincln natl. For tho majority ex-Prtsldent Hanlson said it was not denied that circumstances might arise which would make the sale of the new building ad visable, but for the present thing3 should remain ns now. It was admit ted that $15,000 should have been add ed to the cost of the building as Inter est, but this was offset by $25,000 which should be charged to rental for space occupied by the board of missions. He also contended that under normal cir cumstances the Income would be suffi cient to lurnlsh a sinking fund to pro vide for the cost of the building. The recommendation of the committee only contemplated the retention of the building until thci present conditions ceased and did not bind future action. At tho close of General Harrison's re-marks, Elder McDougall continued reading his long report, Interjecting re marks In reply to the previous speak er until called to order. The reading oc cupied nearly all of the remainder of the afternoon session. At Its ccaieJus lon the report was received and a mo tion made to substitute It for the ma jority report. The ''expiration of the session caused the matter to go over until morning when it was made a spe cial order for half past eleven. The evening session was dv)tel to a public meeting of the boatd of pub lication and on Sunday school work. Dr. Wlthrow presiding. Members of the assembly had their first opportun ity to hear John Wonamakc, of Phila delphia, and he was ttix'.-ted with rounds of applause. Died in Church While at Prayer. Vlnccnnc. Ind., May 21. Mrs. Nancy Smith attended senlces nt the Freo Meth odist church and whllo kneeling at tho al tar In prayer was stricken with heart dis ease, dying Instantly. Tho congregation was thrown Into a panic. Ccbhnrd Loses $1,000 Diamond. Long Branch, N. J., May 21. Fred Clob hard, tho well-known turfman, is search ing for a diamond -pin lost whllo ho was horseback riding near Elheron. The dia mond was valued at $1,000. THE NEWS THIS MORNING. Weather Indications Today: (lencrally Fair; Cooler, (General) Uproar In the Spanish Sen ate. Sensational Testimony Relating to State's Care of tho Insane. (Sport) Eastern nnd National League Base Ball Games. Preparations for tho L, A. W. Meet, (Statu) Legislative Advances Reform Bills. Amateur Baso Ball Editorial. Washington Gossip. Social and Personal. T dlglous News of tho Week. tuocal) P. J. McGuIro Talks to Car penters. Illness of Dr. Throop. (Local) Ablo Address on Abraham Lincoln, Ribbon Factory for Scranton. Tho Dunmoro Contest. (Local) West Sldo and City Suburban. Lackawanna County News. (Story) "The Secret of Buddha." The Ten Best Poems of American Writers. Woman and Her Interests. Three Recent Additions to Uncle Sam's Navy, Germany Whcro Liberty Is an Un known Word. Presldont McKlnloy's neal Cuban Policy. One Populist Who Know tho Game. Planx for Solving Big Social Problems. Tho Ileal Condition of Affairs In Cuba, Notes from Gwalla. Neighboring County Evente FJnanclal and Commercial. 13 JUDGE GORDON SHOWS FIGHT Sensational Testimony Re lating to State's Care of the Insane. ,, PRISON HORRORS EXPOSED Abuse, Brutality, Lying and Perjury Are Charged. Tlio Mnnngcincnt of tho Eastern Pcultentiarv Arraigned in the Most Explicit, Emphatic and Sensational Manner by tho Determined Philn dclpliiti Jurist--Cluirgcs tho Legis lative Committee with Endeavoring to WhitcwnHlt the Prison Ollicinls nnd Asserts That lie Will Not Attend Any More Mcotings. Philadelphia, May 21. Of all the ses sions of the legislative committee, which Is Inquiring Into tho caro ondt treatment of prisoners, undergoing sent ence in the Eastern penitentiary, to day's proved to 'be the most sensation al. Judge James Gay Gordon, of com mon pleas couit No. 3, who has been for some time past conducting an In vestigation by the power vested In hint as Judge, was the principal witness, and, by his charges of abuse on the) part o the keepers and mismanage ment on the part of the Inspectors, furnished the sensational features of the day. At the conclusion of Judge Gordon's testimony, and Just before the adjourn ment of the committee, he charged the committee with not having asked him a question that was not apologetic of the Institution, and the manner in which it was governed. He asserted that he proposed to question all tho witnesses who figured in the investiga tion conducted by him, and unless tho committee allowed him to do thla ho would wash his hands of the whole af fair. Mr. Seyfert, chairman of the com mittee, denied this privilege ito Judge Gordon, and said that the commltteo was perfectly competent to conduct tho examination of witnesses without the assistance of any ohc else. He fol lowed this up by asking Judge Gordon whether he would be on hand tomor row morning and received a negntlvo reply, The committee then adjourned. THE JUDGE'S TESTIMONY. Judge Gordon was examined at con siderable length and he made serloua and direct charges against the prison Inspectors, the warden and others connected with the management of tho nrlson. He snlri th nfllrrlnl wimrts nf 'the prison were filled with falsehood' and that he could prove that the treat ment of many convicts had been brutal and cruel. He said the Institution re ported that there was ten Insane pa tients there In November last, and that an Investigation made by him showed' thero were fifty insane convicts In the Institution at that time. Of these, he said, nine are now in insane asylums and ono Is dead from tho result of cruel treatment ait the prison. Thirty six of the Insane convicts, he added, are still in cells In the prison. He Instanced the ease of Medio, a prisoner whom he had ordered to bo sent from the prison to the Norrlstcwn state insane asylum, and who dLed the next day, as alleged by the Judge, from a beating ho received the night before hla removal from the penitentiary. He told of an insane convlot, a colored! man named Prentiss who for eight months had been tied to the prison steam pipes every night. Later on In hla testimony Judge Gordon stated that thero wero seventy-five Insane con victs now In the prison. CHARGES PERJURY. He informed the committee that the warden inspectors had never given him the slightest assistance upon tho occasion of his visits to the penlten tlapy In search of Information, nnd ho ho made tho direct charge that the board of Inspectors made oonsclou3 and deliberate statements under oath In their testimony lefo e this opm mlttee. He further charged them with neglect and Incompetency nnd with secreting and falsifying evidence. LOANINQ MONEY TO FARMERS. Tlio Armours (nnd Others Form n Company for That Purpose. Kansas City, Mo., May 21. The Ar mours of Kansas City and Chicago and several other large stockholders In the Interstate National bank, havo organized a company to be known as the Kansas City Cattle Loan company, which will lend millions of dollars to farmers and stock raisers through local live stock commission merchants, tak ing ns security chattel mortgages on stock and corn. The company will deal In "cattle pa per," buying from commission men and selling to Eastern brokers. The new corporation will have a capital stock of $500,000. Tunis Train Robbers Got 912,000. San Antonio, Tex., Mny 21. Tho South, cm Pacific tialn robbers have not crossol Into Mexco, but ere now headed toward Now Mexico. They killed their pack mules on tho PeeoB river bank, and cut out and destroyed the brands of the ani mals. It Is now riported on good author ity that the robbers secured 342,000. The Herald's Heather Forecast. New York, May 2.-In tho Middle statog today, clear weather will prevail, preced ed by light local frosts, with fresh and light northerly to westerly winds and lower temperature. On Sunday, clear, warmer weathor and light to fresh south erly winds.