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SOltANTON, PA., SATURDAY MOKNlNGr, MAY 25), 1897.
SEES A WIRE
Had White Stuff on It,
and Wintersteen Said
It "Would Do."
CASHIER TELLS OF A CHECK
Testimony of E. P. Tustin, of
First National Bank.
Snllic I'urthcr States Tlmt Winter
steen Intimated Tlmt Thero Unci
llrou "lloll Up in Bloonisburg."
Tlio Lawyer Wns i:citcil nnd Re
fused to Drink Ilccr--Story of u
Pleasant Excursion Over tlio Nevor
siiik Itond Snllio Asked to Assist
in nn Alibi-Evidcnco of u Damns
Bloomsburg, Pa., May 2S. While
nothing of a startling nature was ad
duced In the Wintersteen dynamite trial
today, a great deal of evidence was
heaid, tending to stiengthen the com
monwealth's contention and to fix the
guilt of the lawyer-prisoner ami his
J. it JACOBS,
Attorney for Defense.
.self-con foosed catapaw, Knorr" who is
the chief witness against him. K. P.
Tustin, cashier of the First National
bank, of Bloomsburg, was the first
witness this morning. On or about
April 17, 1894, a check for $2,000 was
paid Clifton C. Knorr in "person. The
cheek was drawn by Wintersteen. In
July, 1896, the witness said, he had a
conversation with Wintersteen, who
wanted to borrow $3,000 to buy Clifton
Knorr's share In the homestead and
farm, stating that he might be able
to thus force a withdrawal of the equity
suit. The check was paid July 30, 1896.
P. E. Gross, recorder of deeds, and
clerk of the orphans' court of Dauph
in county, produced the records In the
partition case at Harrisburg. They
were offered in evidence by the com
monwealth. Mrs. Sallle Gast, of Heading, testi
fied that she first met Wintersteen
about three years ago. "I met him
during the summer of 1896 at 716 Cherry
street, Tteadlng. Clifton Knorr was
there.too. They were together." Wit
ness told of a trip In 1896 over the
Neverslnk- road, the third time Win
tersteen was down. There were in the
party the witness, Mrs. Jennie Hitch-'
lngBj Mr. Wintersteen and Clifton
Knorr. After the excursion all re
turned to 716 Cherry street. At this
time Knorr exhibited what witness
said looked like an electric wire, had
white stuff on it, smelled like tar. Win
tersteen said: "That would so."
In all Wintersteen was there three
times before the explosion and four
times afterward. The occurrence re
ferred to took place the last time be
fore the explosion. Wintersteen ex
plained to witness that he was going
to get "Cliff some money, but was be
ing hindered by Waller,"
BETTER FOR "CLIFF."
Between the third and fourth visits
of Wintersteen Clifton was absent from
her house, but she did not know he
was out of town until she received a
letter from him. After Wintersteen's
third visit a letter pame containing
money. Witness opened the envelope
and then ga"i the letter to "Cliff," who
told her It was from Wintersteen. It
contained ten dollars and Knorr Bald
he must go away. This was Just a few
days before the explosion.
A piece of fuse was shown to wit
ness, who said that the fuse was what
Knorr showed Wintersteen at Reading;
it looked like that but it was whiter.
"A few days after this," continued the
.witness, "I received a letter from him
from Wilkes-Barre. I cannot read or
.write. Miss Lizzie Heck read It to me.
That same evening Clifton came back.
On the evening of the following Mon
day, Wintersteen came to my house.
Ho seemed excited. I asked him to, sit
down nnd have a glass of beer, but
he declined, 'Baying he had such a ter
rible sore tongue. Hn ald he had not
been feeling well. He Bald there was
hell up in Bloomsburg. (This state
ment created a mild sensation in
court.) Ho looked at Clifton and Clif
ton looked at me, and then I wi-nt out
of the house. When I came in from
the yard and went up Btalrs I found
them in a room talking, WinterBteen
had previously told me that he was
suspected of blowing up Waller's house.
Ho vas anxious to get away. He said
he thought somebody had followed
hlni. Wintersteen brought a newspa
per from which Knorr read to me an
account of the explosion. Wintersteen
told mo if any ono called there I should
say that he had not been there and
that Cliff lwd not been away from tho
house. I saw Wintersteen again a
short time afterwards. I think that
was tho day he said a man had been
In hlB office, whotn ho suspected waa. a
detective, a tall man with glasses.
Wintenitei eald he busied himself,
with papers on his desk and the man
said ho would come again in the after
noon. Ho said Waller had placed a
watchman at his (Waller's) house.
Wintersteen said that on. ills way to
Reading there was a man following
him. He thought It was the same man
that had been to his oiltce.
WINTERSTEEN SEES A MAN.
"I next saw WinterBteen at my houso
on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
He stayed at my house all night. I told
Wintersteen when he came that Cliff
was absent, but he could nee him at
Ninth and Elm streets. lie went away
W. H. RHAW.N,
Attorney for Commonwealth.
and came back and said; 'Damn it, I
had to register my correct name. I
saw a man I dln't want to see.' He
said he had seen Cliff. Wintersteen
brought his satchel when he came back
from the Hotel Penn. The next day
he said he had given Cliff fifty dollars.
When I asked Wintersteen about the
explosion he said: 'How the devil do
you know anything about this?' The
next day Wintersteen said he had given
Cliff money to get out of town wnen he
should go by foot."
On cross-examination the witness
said she sometimes went by the name
of Miss JIame Wilson. She said her
maiden name was Sallle Hennlngs.
When asked how she obtained a liveli
hood witness admitted that prior to
last Christmas she had kept a sport
ing house. When asked if she believed
In God and a hereafter shn wnui Vin
she did and had never said that she did
not ueneve In heaven or hell, or that
when she died she would rlln nu n ,1
and that she never said taking an oath
waa no more than telling a He. Wit
ness admitted that Knorr kept some
false moustaches, etc., In her attic'
"I never saw dynamite until I came
to Bloomsburg. I never saw anything
like that in my house. I always
hougllt wintersteen was a nice man.
tall rfll? n h.im When he wanted to
take Cliff away."
The witness became considerably
confused over Attorney Shields sharp
questioning on this subject.
i,L!Z?lec,Heek' of heading, testified
that In September, 1896, she read a let
ter from Clifton Knorr to Mrs. Gast
It was written at Wilkes-Barre, and
said ho would be home that evening
It was signed C. C. Knorr. She said
the letter was addressed to "Miss Mame
Jennie Hltchings was called to cor
roborate. Mrs. Gast as to the trip over
the Neverslnk road in the summer of
WINTERSTEEN BOUGHT DYNA
MITE. Warren Armstrong, aged 13 years,
was the next witness. He testified that
Wintersteen had with frequency bought
dynamite at witness" father's quarry
to blow up slag at the Irondale furn
ace. Charles Lehr, of Malnville, testified
that between 6 and 6.30 o'clock on tho
morning of Sept. 11, last, he saw Cllf-
District Attorney of Columbia County.
ton Knorr ge't on the train going to
wards Hazleton. This, with Station
Agent Wallace Peter's testimony, that
ho sold one ticket to Hazleton for
that train, was introduced to corro
borate Knorr's testimony as to his
flight from Bloomsburg, after the ex
plosion, Miss Ida Sutllff, corroborated Knorr's
testimony concerning ills sojourn at
Thomas W. Mills, of Danville, a clerk
In A. B. Moore's hardware store, tes
tified that In November, 1893, he sold
a revolver to Knorr, witness identified
the weapon. JJ c. Swank, ex-conv
missloner, corroborated that part of
Knorr's testimony about witness meet
ing Wintersteen at the Hotel Penn,
in Reading, on Nov. 24, 1896.
J. K. Strunk, a Western Union ope
rator, at Sunbury, produced a telegram
sent by Knorr on Oct. 26, 1895, to Win
tersteen. It was signed "J. E. Lang
don," and asked Wintersteen to wlro
$5. Machinery (meaning Knorr would
bo at Rupert at 6.30 ready for busl
ness,. Knorr being called to Ashland
identified the telegram as one sent by
him. Miss Mary Marks, operator at
Bloomsburg, produced the proofs that
the telegram had been received by
Wintersteen. Court adjourned until
John Redmond Suspended.
London, May 2s.-John E. Redmond, the
Pamelllto leader. WAR anannn.lcwl tnin V,
house of commons today owing to his par.
slating in an Irregular discussion of the
financial rpln4lnna lifuA.n rivn.fi. Tlt-I.nln
and Ireland. John J. Cluncy, member for
' nw i -m-vimon 01 jjuoun county; Will
iam RedmdlH. member far West Clare! H
William FlRJ, member for tho St. Pat
rick' fllvllllfflt ft rkiihlln ni ul,MllaM ..
duct. wore removed from tho house by tho
WRECK ON THE
An Engine and Five Cars Arc Derailed
FIREMAN AND ENGINEER KILLED
Mrs. Douglass, 11 Passenger, Is
Slightly Injurcd--IIuroism of En
gineer Taylor, Whoso Presence of
Mind Doubtless Snvcd Many Lives.
Accident Due to Jlrcnklng of
Philadelphia, May 28. An engine and
five cars on the Pennsylvania railroad
were' derailed tonight at Fifty-ninth
street and Lancaster avenue, causing
the death of Martin Furlong, fireman,
aged 25, of Green Tree, Pa., and George
W. Taylor, engineer, aged 45, of Phila
delphia. Mrs. Douglass, of Ardmorc,
Pa., a passenger, was slightly injured.
The accident was due to the breaking
of a switch rod. The train was the
'Paoll express, which left Broad street
ptatlon at 5.09, and was made up of a
baggage ear nnd eight passenger
coaches. The signal tower switchman
had pulled the lever and' the clear light
showed. Engineer Taylor, upon ap
proaching tho switch, saw that It had
.not been turned and reversed brakes.
This, no doubt, prevented n greater loss
He was found Imprisoned beneath the
engine and died In two hours. Furlong
was found beneath the second car with
both legs and an arm cut off. Ho had
evidently Jumped. Traffic was de
layed about an hour.
Tho Socialists Tried It nnd Now tho
Hands Sock Work Elsewhere.
Paris, May 28. Forty workmen have
left the cooperative glassworks that
was started yesterday by the Socialists
at Carmaux about a year ago, and
have applied to M. Resseguler, a gloss
manufacturer and capitalist, to re-employ
them. They declare that the pay
of the men at the co-operative works
Is months In arrears; that the capital
of 500,000 francs ($100,000), which was
obtained by means of a lottery. Is ex
hausted and that the society is heavlly
The misery of those belonging to the
society is appalling, the wives of many
of them being obliged to beg in the
streets. The elected directors are an
swerable for this condition of affairs,
not the fraternity workers.
The applicants for re-employment by
M. Resseguler have Issued a manifesto
to their comrades, which concludes:
"We have lost all Illusions, and feel
bouud to bring tho facts to the no
tice of the workers."
FINED FOR STEALING A CENT.
A Chicago Man Pays $10 for Taking
n Penny from u News Stand.
Chicago, May 28. "I don't know why
I took the cent. I have plenty of
money of my own. I cannot explain
my aotion," Louis Rukingser, middle
aged, well-dressed, and of respectable
appearance, wept as he faced Justice
Foster, charged with the theft of a
cent from the news stand of Samuel
Webber, at Dearborn, and Monroe
Justice Foster was about to hold the
prisoner to tho grand Jury, but final
ly changed the charge to disorderly
conduct, and fined him $10 and costs.
Rnklngser, who lives on Aldlne place,
and who claims to bo an agent, paid
the fine readily and made a hurried exit
from the station.
LINKS IN THE CHAIN.
Additional Evidence Gathered in tho
Chicago, May 2S. Prof. Mark Dela
fontalnc, the expert chemist has made
a discovery in his investigations into
the contents of tho vat in tho Luctgert
sausage factory which is considered by
the prosecution to be of n nature most
damaging to the defense. In the sedi
ment not only has been traces of teeth,
but also a number cf flakes of a com
position only found In the human tooth.
This, together with the broken false
tooth found by the police near theyat,
the prosecution holds establishes tho
corpus delicti, which the defense has
maintained was wanting in the state's
DOUBLED COLORED EXECUTION.
William T. Powers and John Lntti
1110 ro Hanged n t Chicago.
Chicago, May 28. William T. Powers
and John Lattimore, both colored, were
hanged In the county Jail today, the
first double execution since the hang
ing of the anarchists In 18S7, and the
first double colored execution ever held
William T. Powers was executed for
the murder of John J. Murphy, a saloon-keeper,
In December, 1896, and
John Lattlmoro for the murder of
Louis Marvec near Summit, Nov. 29,
BOGUS MILEAGE BOOKS IN USE.
Baltimore nnd Ohio Discovers n
Shrewd illcthod to Defraud It.
Columbus, O., May 28. The Balti
more and Ohio Railway company has
discovered a largo amount of bogus
mileage In use on Its lines.
Tho operators seem to have secured
tho covers of exhausted mileage books
nnd filled them with mileage slips
which they have printed In Imitation
of the regular slips.
THREE KILLED IN A FIGHT.
Tho Shooting Begun When Appling
Ordered Williams Out of Ills Store.
Birmingham, Ala., May 28. At Oak
man, Ala., a shooting affray whlcli re
sulted in the death of three men and
the eerlous wounding of two others
took place this afternoon In tho general
merchandise store of Isaac Appling, tho
mayor of the city, Charles Williams,,
a mach 1st, who recently moved to
Oukmtir rm Missouri, was under tho
iniluer' f l'.quor, and was ordered
out ' -tf's Btore,
Hi 1 revolver and commenced
llrlni 'ng was killed Instantly,
Munt .. , .- his brother, and Andrew
Richards, a clerk In the store, took a
hand in tho shootlnir. and when tho
firing censed It was found that AVI1
llarm was shot mortally through tho
body, und William Duncan, a customer,
who was in the storo at tho time, was
shot in the back and mortally wound
ed. Richards, the clerk, waa shot In
the head and dangerously wounded.
Mont Appling was- seriously hurt also,
though ho will recover.
Convention of Amalgamated Stoo
and Tin Workers Adjourns.
Detroit, Mich., May 28. The annual
convention of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Iron, Steel nnd Tin Workers,
of America, completed Its sessions this
afternoon. President Mnhlon M. Gar
land) was again) re-elected. Stephen
Madden was elected secretary and
treasurer, and John Williams, assist
ant secretary; trustees, John M. Pierce
and Theodore Schaffer, of Pittsburg,
and Daniel Mullane, of Youngstown.
President Garland was chosen delegate
to the American Federation of Labor
convention next December.
Next year's convention will be held In
Cincinnati. The association's represen
tatives will meet the manufacturers In
Pittsburg a few days, hence nnd there
will bo a struggle over tho tin plate
wage scale, the manufacturers having
repeatedly declared that they will not
grant the increase of about 15 per cent.,
scheduled by the Amalgamated asso
ciation. THE PRESIDENT APOLOGIZES.
It Was ton Policeman Who Hnd Or
dered His Curringo Oil' Grounds.
Washington, May 2S. President Mc
Klnley dally adds to his reputation as
the most polite man In Washington.
Yesterday he rode to the capltol, in
company with Secretary Porter, to
listen to the open-air concert of the
Marine band. The driver of his car
riage attempted to cross the chalk line
that encircled the space beyond which
vehicles are not allowed to go. The
policeman on duty, not recognizing tho
distinguished occupants of the car
riage, took the horses by the bridles,
and, turning them about, ordered tho
driver to move his carriage back with
The driver was about to protest when
tho president, leaning out of tho car
riage, took off his hat, mado his regula
tion bow, apologized for his mistake,
and ordered his carriage to the place
reserved for the vehicles of all kinds.
No Attempt Will Ito Made to Increase
Coal Prices on Juno 1.
New York, May 28. The Engineer
ing, the Mining Journal, will report
in Its Issue of May 29, that the an
thracite trade is rather quiet, and buy
ers seem to be holding back orders,
possibly anticipating lower prices. It
is quite certain, however, that the
prices are being generally maintained,
nnd that lower quotations are made
only In Inferior grades of coal. It Is
now settled that no attempt will be
made to advance circular prices on
June 1, the advance being postponed
until July at least. The June output
will be 2,500,000 tons.
In the soft coal trade there is little
change, business being quiet and prices
extremely low with a tendency to ac
tive competition for new orders,
BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO.
X Couple Take n Itido on n Bicycle
nnd Return Mnu nnd Wife.
Saratoga, May 28. A romance de
veloped from a ride on a tandem bicy
cle In Saratoga county on Monday.
Joseph Bertram Clements of Rome,
N. Y and Miss Jennie Lyle Ward of
Charlton, Saratoga county, started on
a bicycle built for two. They left
Schenectady In the morning for Charl
ton, where they called upon Miss
Ward's sister. Before returning the
Idea occured to them that it would be
a good time to get married.
They straightway went to tho par
sonage of the Rev. D. M. Schell and
were made one. Their wedding Jour
ney consisted of a return trip to the
starting point on the tandem.
THE EL PASO FLOODS.
Tho Situation Is Dcptornblo--Wutcr
Still Pouring Through Levee.
El Paso, Tex., May 28. The flood sit
uation today Is deplorable, but every
thing possible Is being done to aid the
sufferers. Tents have been secured
from the government. The board of
health has provided for medical atten
tion for all the 111 and a. large amount
of money and provisions have been
contributed. The water Is still pour
ing through the break which occurred
yesterday and is flowing through the
southern half of the city.
No fatalities have occurred. Tho
river droped six Inches last night and
it will probably drop a foot tonight.
The water will bo under control to
night and turned back Into tho regu
THROUGH WITH PUBLIC LIFE.'
Ex-Ambassador Bayard Says Ho
Wnnts'No More Olliclnl Dulles.
Boston, May 28. "I hope I will havo
no further official duties," said ex-Ambassador
Bayard In an interview this
afternoon. His term of public life, he
said, had been long, and he had served
his country at tho expense of personal
Mr. Bayard spoke this afternoon at
a reception of the Society of the Colon
ial Wars. He left for-his home, Wil
mington, Del., at midnight.
Tho Herald's Wonlhor I'orcrnst.
Now York, May 29. In the Middle states
today, partly cloudy to fair weather will
prevail with fresh southwesterly und
westerly winds and nearly stationary tem
perature followed by slowly falling tern
peraturo and light local rain in the north
districts this morning. On Sunday,. fair,
warmer weather will prevail, with fiesh
and light variable winds, mostly south
erly, probably followed by looal rain In
the lako region and extending southeast
ward to tho Hudson . Valley and Long
Island at night.
Joint W. Foster's Mission.
London, May 28. John W. Foster, the
United States Seal commissioner, starts
for SJ. Petersburg tomoriow.
APPLIED TO CUBA
The Proposed Act Has Special Reference
to the Latter.
ITS INDIRECT EFFECT ON SPAIN
Retaliation for tho Discrimination
Agniiut This Country in tho Tariff
Lnw Sho litis Prescribed for Culm.
Washington, May 2S. Cuba will be
come a. new cause of controversy be
tween this country and Spain if the
proposed reciprocity clause of the tar
iff bill goes Into effect. That clause,
has been changed In one or two par
ticulars from tlve first draugh't printed
the changes being tho result of sug-
f gestlons offered by officials high in the
administration, to whom Senator Bur
rows submitted the Instrument for crit
icism. The power whlcli is given the presi
dent to levy a surcharge of 23 per cent,
of duties on goods Imported from coun
tries which nro found to discriminate
against us will have immediate appli
cation to Cuba, and thus indirectly to
Spain. The further authority conferred
upon the president to remit Import du
ties only to such extent. In particular
cases, as the country affected imports
a warrantably large amount of pro
ducts from us, will have no application
to Cuba. This is because the Cubans
buy from our markets only about one
fourth as much as the United States
does from them.
CUBA'S CASE CONSIDERED.
As Cuba ls-one of the principal coun
tries which entered into reciprocal
trade relations with the United States
under the. McKlnley law, the framers of
the proposed new reciprocity clause
had particularly In mind the commerce
with that island when the instrument
was drawn up. It is known further
that the changes suggested by admin
istration leaders In the clause were dic
tated almost solely by considerations
1 dating to Cuban trade.
As mentioned in previous dispatches
tho discriminations against the Amer
ican market by the tariff laws pre
scribed for Cuba by Spain are of a
very marked kind. They affect bread
stuffs and other staples of Cuban trade
especially. The tariff on flour Imported
Into .the Island from this country is
three or four times the duties levied
on flour from Spain, and many other
nrtlcles commonly Imported from this
country to Cuba are treated with pro
The following figures for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1895, previous to
the decadopce of commerce produced
by the revolution In the island, show
both the unequal balance of trade be
tween that market and this and the
principal products exchanged:
PRINCIPAL EXPORTS TO CUBA.
Corn .' 2,216,002
Coal 1.09J, S12
Iron and steel manufactures 2,717,112
PRINCIPAL IMPORTS FROM CUBA.
Nut and fruits 1.127.S23
All the exports from this country to
Cuba in 1895 amounted to $12,807,661.
The imports from Cuba to tills country
In the same year amounted to $52,871,
259. It is this unequal exchange of
trade which led to the provision In the
proposed reciprocity clause making it
the duty of the president to extend re
ciprocity to any country only in such
degree or on such classes of goods as
Is warranted by the amount of goods
exported to that country.
SAYS HIS JAIL IS HAUNTED.
Shcrill" illcCoimoll Sets a Watch to
Cntch tho Ghost of n Murderer.
Cleveland, p., May 2S. "The ghost
of Charley McGlll still lingers about
the Jail," said Sheriff McConnell today.
McGlll was hanged in the county Jail
September 12, 1879. He was convicted
of the murder of Mary Kelley. McGlll
was a well known railroad man. Dur
ing his Incarceration In Jail, and sev
eral times Just before he was hanged, ho
Jokingly remarked to his fellow prison
ers that when he was dead he would re
turn In the form of a ghost and for
ever haunt those who had been Instru
mental In hl& conviction. Since Mc
Connell has been sheriff he frequently
passes tho window In which he sat
when he witnessed the hanging, which
took place on the second tier of cells
In the Jail. Today he directed that a
watch be placed on the window. The
"At night I Imagine that I hear Bomo
one talking and it Is the voice of Mc
Glll. Every time I pass the place or
touch the window sash the voice comes.
Last night I went to raise the window
and I heard McGlll speak as plainly
as though he stood In'front of me. Mc
Glll and I were good friends."
GOLD IN CITY LOTS.
Rig Returns from Assays of Colorado
Colorado Springs, Col., May 28. Pet
er Wesant, a cook at the Antlers Hotel,
yesterday had an assay made on 207
pounds of sand taken frorrj a 36-foot
shaft on his lot, and the certificate giv
en by Assayer J. A. Fritz shows that
the composition assayed $296.30 per ton.
An adjoining lot is owned by Philip
Bemhard, a shoemaker, who has a
shaft also, Bemhard claims to havo
assays as high ns $2,8S0 to tho ton.
Tho mine Is now in the hands pf tho
Philip B. Mining company, which is
composed largely of Pennsylvania
capitalists. It is thought that exten
sive beds of gold lie In the region of
these two strikes, and it 1b believed
Colorado Springs will be shipping tho
precious metal soon.
HIDDEN TREASURE DUO UP.
Reported Find of 830,000 011 nn Is
lund Near Jacksonville, Fin.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 23. It is re
ported that some $30,000 in gold doub
loons have been found on Ameta Island
by, Edward Gauw, a lumberman, and
Chailes Plnckney, a negro. According
to the story that was levenled last
night, Plnckney wub hired by several
men who came hero two months ago
on a scientific expedition.
Plnckney is a sharp, shrewd follow,
and ho soon noticed that thev were
after something besides scientific sub
jects. Ho followed thorn ono night and
saw them dig up a big iron-bound
box from under a big pine tree. This
was opened, and ho saw it was full
of gold pieces. The next day ho stole
Eomo of the coins and suddenly left.
The party left very quickly after that,
though they spent many of the doub
Plnckney afterward went to work for
Edward Gause, owner of a shingle mill
In tho suburbs. Ho told Gause about
the gold and they went prospecting.
They found the place after much
trouble and took out a box that Gause
afterward eald contained $3,000 in
doubloons, many of the pieces being
very old. How to dispose of tho coins
puzzled him, ns ho didn't dars pass
thorn In Fernandlnn, being afraid that
some one might claim them. Finally
he sent Plnckne-y oft to Brunswick and
Savannah, Go,, to change tlio gold into
paper. Plnckney went, but never came
back. Gause sold out his place and
hunted vainly for Plnckney. Finally
he was located in New York, nnd
Gause said that ho would go up there
and see If he could find him. Gause
left here on May 15.
Treasure seekers galore are on the
sands of tho island dally, men, women
and children, and from appearances
the Island will be dug over this sum
mer. Gause paid many bills with the
old coins, so that his story Is fully be
lieved here. In each case where money
has been found the spot was marked
by a large old tree.
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE.
People Arc Actually Doing More Bust'
ness Than Tbey Realize Though
Values Are Low.
New York, May 28. R. G. Dunn &
Co.'s Review tomorrow will say:
People are actually doing more busi
ness than they realize. They reckon
by values, but ithese are much lower
than In any previous year of prosper
ity and leavo light margin tor profits.
In quantity there Is almost as much
business being done as in the years of
the greatest prosperity and though the
Increase in population would call for
a material expansion, the comparison
Is not discouraging. The recovery Is
slow, hesitating and gradual but more
had been done on the whole In May
than In April, while returns In April
showed the volume of business only
ten per cent, smaller than that of the
best year heretofore. Yet hesitation
Is doing it work every week and mul
titudes are waiting because of possi
bilities at Washington who ought toj
be swelling the demand for labor and
products of labor.
At this season actual receipts count
rather than predictions, and the truth
Is that the country has exported ex
traordinary quantity of wheat and flour
and yet has so much to spare that the
May option has declined nearly a cent
for the week.
Manufacturers havo especial cause
for delay, owing to the possible com
petition of foreign goods largely Im
ported, but there has been no set-back
In prices. The Iron manufacture gains
in spite of tho closing of some fur
naces. The production of pig exceeds
consumption and is somewhat decreas
ing, while tho consumption has, gradu
ally calned this week In part because
of several structural contracts includ
ing 7,000 tons for this city alone, and
In part because agricultural Implement
works have made larger demands.
And also because of the proposed
leasing of nearly all tho rod mlils In the
country which has caused some buy
ing. Pig Iron shows no change in price
but It Is noteworthy that an advance of
23 cents in the British price of Ameri
can pig Is considered relief as lessen
ing the urgency to sell southern pig in
northern markets. Tin nnd copper are
stronger but the tin plate makers have
agreed upon an advance, yet sella as
before at $13.30 for foreign.
NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT.
Consuls to Cologne nnd Unrmon,
Co nn any, Selected.
Washington, May 28. The president
today nominated Ferdinand W. Neu
mann, of, Illinois, to be consul of the
United 6'tates at Cologne, Germany,
and Max Bouchseln, of Illinois, to be
consul of the United States at Bar
Died of Hiccoughs.
Chcstertown, Md May 28. William
Johns, a local colored preacher, was at
tacked with hiccoughs on Monday, and all
attempts to rcllovo him proved unavail
ing. Ha died yesterday.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
1 (General) Hvldtnco In tho Knorr-Wln-
terstoen Dynamite Suit.
Senutor Tillman's Fiery Speech De
nouncing Sugar Speculators.
Reciprocity Asipllod to Cuba.
Fatal Railroad Wreck.
2 (Sports) Eastern, National and Atlan
tis League Base Ball Games,
3 (State) Lunacy Commission Will Visit
Amatour Base Ball,
5 (Ivocal) Religious News of tho Week,
Social and Personal.
6 (Local) Memorial Day Exercises.
Second Day of tho Giand Jury,
7 (Local) Description of the Big De
Miss Piirloa'a Last Lecture.
S (Local) West Sldo and City Suburban.
9 Lackawunna County News.
10 (Story) "Tho House of tho Scarlet
U Woman and Her Interests.
12 A View of Conditions Existing in
Notes of a Summer Journey from New
York to Waiiaw,
13 Justice John Dean on Uad and Good
Points About Our Jury System.
Miss Ka lew's London Lettor,
H Strange People Who Inhabit Mud Pyr
amids, Greater New York Kxpensea
15 News from Gwu'ln.
16 Neighboring County News.
Financial and Commercial. t
Southern Orator Startles
the Senate with. a
AFTER THE SPECULATORS
Avers That Senators Dabbled
in Sugar in Wall Street
And Claims That Some ol tho Spccn
Intors Mndo Largo Sums of Money
During tho Tnrill" AgitattonAIr.
Aldrlch Makes a Reply-A Phila
delphia Cuban Pctltion--Tho New
Washington, May 28. After a lone 1
period of silence, Senator Tillman, oft
South Carolina, startled tho senate to
day by a speech no less dramatic In Its
delivery than sensational in Its alle-
gatlons. He preceded It by presenting
a resolution for tho appointment of &
special committee of flvo senators to
investigate charges of speculation by
senators while the tariff bill was beforo
the finance committee. In advocating
tho resolution Mr. Tillman threw asldo
the usual conventionalities of tho sen
ate and with a plainness of speech sel
dom heard about the halls of congress,
called! on his associates to investigate
tho published charges of senatorial
speculation and If found true, purge
the senate of those who debauched it.
The senator had published articles read
from the desk stating that senators
had recently made large sums of money
In speculating In sugar stock and In
one Instance the name of a. senator
was mentioned. Mr. Tillman spoke for
nearly an hour, every line of his speech
being punctuated with, Intense invec
tive. Mr. Aldrlch, in charge of the tariff
bill, answered Mr, Tillman In a sweep
ing denial of all Irregularity on the
part of the finance committee and a
specific denial of charges that the sugar
trust had dictated the sugar schedule
of the tariff bill.
The Tillman resolution was referred
to the committee on contingent ex
penses of the senate.
Considerable proerress was made on
the tariff bill, thirteen pages being
covered1. Several votes were taken dur
ing tho day, but the- finance committee
had a liberal majority in every In
stance. Tho Democratio members of
the finance committee made, a strong
effort to reduce the rates on window
glass, but their amendments to this
effect were .defeated. The bill will bo
considered tomorrow, the usual Satur
day recess being abanUoned.
Senator Frye, of Maine, presided in
the absence of Vice President Hobart.
A CUBAN PETITION.
A. monster petition, said to bear tho
names of lD-,000 citizens of Philadelphia,
was presented favoring Cuban Inde
pendence. Mr. Tillman, of South Caio
llrta, called attention to the absence of
a quorum. The call disclosed B2 senat
ors present. Mr. Tillman then rose to
a question of privilege and presented a
resolution for another sugar Investiga
tion. The resolution recited the work
of the last investigating committee, the
present imprisonment of Elverton H.
Chapman, the acquittal yesterday of
Havemeyer "on a technicality." It
then recites reports of the last thirty
days that senators have speculated In
sugar stock and that advance reports
on the sugar schedule reached New
York speculators. The resolution pro
posed the appointment of a new com
mittee of investigation to be made up
of five senators, who are fully empow
ered to summon witnesses and call for
papers In connection" with their Inquiry.
The resolution omitting the preamble
Is as follows:
Resolved, That a committee of five bo
appointed with poweis to send for persona
and papers, to employ a stenographer ami
to administer oaths, to inquire Into tho
truth or falsehood of the charges mado In
May, 1803, and into tho charges recently
made, and the scopo of tho investigation
shall cover everything embraced In tho
resolution of May 17, 1894, as well us tho
methods pursued by tho American Sugar
Refining company, better known as tho
Sugar Trust. In controlling legislation m
Its favor at tho present time. And espe
cially whether It has In artV wise oontrlb.
utetl to or controlled the election of a
senator In this body at any time.
Mr. Frye promptly ruled that the
resolution should go to the committee
on contingent expenses. But Mr. Till
man wan not to bJ stopped. lie asked
consent to make a statement on the
resolution, and this being granted the
South Carolina senator began a speech
which proved to bo ono of the most
sensational the senate has heard In re
Mr, Tillman spoke with his charac
teristic force, while his voice fairly
rang through the chamber and corri
dors, adding expressive gestures to his
"We have arrlVed at a 'time," he de
clared, "when tho senate can no long
er afford to rest under the damning ac
cusations made against senators. If
there are men hero debauching tho sen
ate, then we should be purged of them.
If these reports are slanders, then tho
press galleries should be purged. Wo
cannot afford to lay back on our dig
nity any longer and say we will not
Both parties were face to face with
this scandal, he said. The former sug
ar investigation sought to learn wheth
er members of the finance committee,
then democrats, were "bought and Bold
llkr- cattle." That Investigation In
volved the president, the secretary of
tho treasury and tho finance commlt-tne.