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TWO SCUANTON. MONDAY MOKNING. SEPTEMBER 12, 3898. TWO CENTS. CfoNTS, SCUANTON. PA.. Y MURDER OF AN EMPRESS Elizabeth of Austria is Killed by an Anarchist STABBED TO THE HEART The Murderer Captured Crime Com mitted in Street The Empress Car ried Back to a Hotel to Die The Weapon Used by the Assassin Is Found In the Lake A Servant of the Empress Becomes Insano from Grief The Court Will Mourn for Six Month3. Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 11. The empress of Austria was assassinated near the Hotel Beau Rlvage yesterday afternoon by an Anarchist named Lulgl Lacchenl who was ariested. He stabbed her majesty with a stiletto. The wound was just over the left breast. There was hardly any bleed ing. A priest was secured In time to ad minister extreme unction. Her majesty was walking from her hotel to the landing place of the steam er about 1 o'clock when a man sudden ly approached ard stabbed her to the heart. The empress fell, got up again, and was carried to the steamer uncon scious. The boat started, but, beelng the empress had not recovered con sciousness, the captain returned, and tlvi empress was carried to the Hotel Beau Rlvage, where she expired. The stretcher upon which the cm press was carried to the hotel was hastily lmpioviscd with oars and sail cloth. Doctors and priests were Im mediately summoned, and a telegram was sent to Empeior Francis Joseph. All efforts to revive her majesty were unavailing and she expired at 3 o'clock. After striking the blow the assassin ran along the Hue des Alpes, with the evident Intention of entering the square Des Alpes but, before reaching It he was seized by two cabmen who had witnessed the crime. They hand ed him over to a boatman and n gend arme, who conveyed him to the police station. The prisoner made no resistance. He even sang as he walked along, snjltig: "I did It" and "She must be dead." At the police station he declared that he was a "Starving anarchist, with no hatred for the people, only for the rich." The assassin told the magistrate that he came to Geneva in order to assass inate "another Important person," but had been unable to execute the pro ject. The reason of his failure he did not give, but he declared that it was only by accident he had learned of the presence of the Austrian empress in Geneva. THE WEAPON FOUND. Pails, Sept. 11. The Flgato states that the weapon used by the assassin of the Empress of Austria was found In the lake. It was a three-sided Hie, very slender and sharp. The post mor tem examination showed an almost Im perceptible wound, the file having pene trated the heait and not causing ex terior bleeding. The empress, It seems, only supposed that she had received a violent blow. At first she maintained great coolness. When asked If she wished to return to the hotel, she leplied: "No; someone struck me on the breast and doubtless wished to steal my watch." The assassin made a complete con fession, adding that he regretted that the death penalty does not exist In the canton, where the tragedy occurred. The Geneva police believe that they ore on the tiack of the two accomplices of Lanchenl. THE FLNERAL. Vienna, Sept. 11. The plans for the funeral of the late Emprpss Elizabeth, who was assassinated by an anarchist yesterday at Genea, contemplate bringing the remains to Vienna next Thursdaj, l)Ing In state on Friday.and the obsequies of Interment on Satur day. Every flag In the city Is at half mast today ond the races and all other nmu3Pments are suspended Indefinitely. All the aichdukes and the arch duch ess Marie Valeric have at rived at Schoenbrunn. It was teported last evening that Emperor Francis Joseph had gone to Geneva by a special train but this was an enor. At noon today lie had not left Schoenbrunn. Crown Princess Stephanie, who has been staying at Darmstadt, has been sum moned. The emperor's fortitude wins universal ntimnntion. Ho Is bear ing up manfully despite the fear ful 3hock which in view of his ago, had Inspired the giavest apptehen- slon. Although at first stunned nnd then slightly hysterical, he soon re gained control of himself and displayed remarkable calmness. Occasionally, howeer, completely overcome by grief, he cries piteously the name of the empress. Addressing Prinre Von Lcchonsteln, marshal of the Imperial household, he exclaimed last evening: "It Is incon ceivable how a man can lift his hand against one who never In her life in jured anybody who did nothing but KOOll " Then he moaned' "Nothing is spar ed to me In this world " He managed to sleep severu! hours last night, und said this morning he felt comparative ly well, discouraging the attempts of hla attendants to display solicitude for his health. A SERVANT INSANE The shock of the news mired one of the court servants who rushed from tho Palace to Bury Platz, shriek ing: "Where is the murderer of our empress?" Dlspatces of condolence are arriving at the palace ft tun al1 Arts of the world testifying to profound horror and sym- pathy. Among them are messages from Prelsdent McKlnley, Emperor William und from nearly all the European sov ereigns. The court will go Into mourn ing for six months. Buda Pest, Sept. 11. Both houses of the Hungarian diet met today in cx tiaordlnary session. Long before tho magnates and deputies arilved the legllato palace was surrounded by Im mense coneotnses of son owing people. A bund of 500 students, carrying craped banners, lined the load leading to tho entrance to the Unterhuus. Thu presidents of the chambers re spectively expressed the nation's sor row and condolence nnd motions be fitting the occasion were adopted. JOSEPH'S REPLY. Washington, Sept. 11. The president has received the following reply to his telegram of condolence sent yesterday; to the Emperor Francis Joseph: Fchcnncburg. Sept. 11. Emperor of Austria to tho president of tho United Stntes: Sincerely touched by the expression o condolence nnd sympathy which you havo been pleased sto forward me in tho name of the government and people of tho Unit ed States, I beg you to ncccpt for that expression my warmest thanks. , (Signed) Frnr.cla Joseph. VICTORIA'S SYMPATHY. London, Sept. 11. Queen Victoria nnd the Prince and Prlnces3 of Wnles tel egraphed thlr condolence to Emperor Francis Joseph last evening: "Tho court circular says today: 'The queen received last evening with feel ings of the utmost consternation the startling news of tho terrible crime. The queen mourns profundly the loss of her imperial majesty, with whom she had been on terms of friendship for many years. She feels likewise most deeply for the honored and bereaved emperor, who has experienced so many trials during his long and beneficial reign." SORROW AT GENEVA. A Popular Demonstration of Grief Will Be Made Today. Berne, Switzerland, Sept. 11. Tho federal council met this morning and sent the following telegram to Em peror Francis Joseph: "The Swiss federal council has the honor to express to your majesty Its profoundest and deepest Indignation at the horrible crime to which her maj esty. Empress Elizabeth, has fallen victim. Our pain and Indignation are all the greater owing to the foul crime having been committed on Swiss terri tory, where the departed, as she had often done before, was seeking recov ery from bodily suffeilng, which she had every hope of finding. tne council hastens to assure your majesty at this time of Its own warm est sympathy and of the whole Swiss people for the loss your majesty, the Imperial house of Austria and Hun gary have suffered through our ex alted lady's death." The flag of the federal building is at half-mast. Council re-assembled this afternoon to receive reports regarding the cilme and consider the steps to be taken. It Is expected that the Judicial authorities of Canton will conduct the Inquiry and the tilal. The Geneva cantonal government met today and decided to Issue a pincla matlon cxpiessing the horror of the government and people of Geneva and a decree directing a popular demon stration tomoirow. All the civil offic ials will march past the hotel Beau Rlage, followed by the citizens, all of whom aie Invited to participate. Din ing the procession, tho great bell of the cathedral, associated with all Swiss na tional demonstrations of grief and Joy, will be tolled. Emperor Francis Joseph telegraphed the Austilau minister, Count Von Kuefsteln, to submit to a post mortem examination. Dr. Revedlon, Dr.Meg evaus and M. Golday, ma) or of Gen eva, were Instructed with the examin ation of the wound on behalf of the Judicial authorities, and accordingl proceeded to the Hoted Reau Rlage wheie they can led out theli Institu tions. At the close they announced that death was caused by "Internal hemmorrhage from a ttlangulai Incised wound." They decided that the In Jury was of a charueter to leap no grounds for the theory that has been advanced, that the empress, who suf feied fiom weakness of tha heait, might have succumbed simply to the shock of the blow. The Geneva council will place upon the coffin wreaths Intertwined with the Austrian and Geneva colors, nnd bear ing the Inscription "A token of sortow ful sympathy from the people of Gen eva." Throughout yesterday's exam ination of the assassin his manner was one of revolting cynicism. Empress Elizabeth was about io turnlng to Caux, France, when she was murdered. Her suite had pieced ed her by tialn, leaving with her only her maid, Baroness Von Rothschild, and a man servant. The ofllclals who lsited the hotel to aflix their beals upon the baggage, in accordance with the strict law In force, found that the suites' luggage had accompanied the suite. The last words of the empress wcte addressed to the attendants on the steamer. Recovering consciousness for a moment she feebly asked what had happened, As the yet tho authorities have found no confirmation that the murder was part of an anarchist conspiracy, but a dozen persons whom the assassin as sociated with hae been arrested for examlnaton. Death of a Prominent Mason. WllkoB-llurro, Pa., Sept. 11 Fredeilck W. Tyrrell, one of tho most prominent masons In northeastern Pennsylvania, died this motnlng of appendicitis, aged 37. He was division commander of the Sixteenth Muscnlc dlstilct nnd guind marshal of tho Grand commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. Leulngton Train Arrives. Wilkes-IJurre, Pn Sept. 11 Tho hospit al train from Lexington, Ky., earning tvvent) -eight sick members of tho Nln.h Pennsjlvanla icglment, arrived hero last night. The luvullds wero removed to the hospital nnd their homes In ambulances nnd carriages. Today all uro reported on tho road to recovery. Populist Platform. Colorado Springs., Sept. 11. The plat form adopted by the Populist state con vention endorses free silver nnd favors the retention by the government of Is lands, taken frcm Brain until such a tlrre as n majority of tho people shall eatab- llsh a government of their on. NEW VERSION OF SANTIAGO AFFAIR MINISTER OF MARINE REPLIES TO ATTACKS OF CANALEJAS. Admiral Ceivera Was Without xood nnd Coal and Wanted to Blow Up His Ships in Santiago Harbor. Wns Ordered to Go Out and Engago the American Ships An Under standing Regarding Luzon. Madrid, Sept. 11. In the chamber of deputies jestorduy Captain Aunon, minister of marine, replying to the at tacks of Senor Canalejas, editor of El Heraldo, reminded the deputies that when he became minister of marine the Spanish squadron under Admiral Cervera was nheady at Santiago de Cuba. Theicfore, he declared, he could not be held lesponslblo for the nccl dents charged by Senor Canalejas. Moreover, he asserted that the ad mil als met In council and expressed an unanimous opinion that he should go to Cuba. "Admiral Cervera, not hav ing coal or food, was unable," said Cap tain Aunon, "to leave the blockaded port of Santiago. He wanted to blow up his shins In tho harbor, but I In formed him thnt It would be preferable to leave tho port nnd engage the en emy. Geneial Blanco ordered Admiral Ceivera to leave Santiago and fixed tho day of his departure." The Carl- Ist, Republican and Conservative depu ties met again last evening and ap proved their joint manifesto against a secret discussion of the protocol. A prominent senator having objected to the sanctioning of the protocol yes terday by n sitting and standing vole because In secret session, the final vote will be taken at a public session. Senor Moret, former secretaty of the colonies, Is piesldent of the commis sion of chamber of deputies having charge and consideration of the bill oppiovlng the protocol In that house. General Rlos, governor of the VUa yas Islands and nd Interim governor general of the Spanish territory In the Philippines, has wired the government that he has arrived at "an understand ing with tho Ameilcan authorities re specting the Island of Luzon " ALGER SATISFIED. He Is Flensed with the Commission of Investigation. Detiolt, Mich., Sept. 11. Secietary Alger this afternoon expressed himself as well pleased with the piesident's selections as members of the commis sion to Investigate the conduct of the commlssaiy, quartermaster and medi cal departments of the war department during the war. On tho subject of sickness. General Alger suld: "The whole trouble has been in the volunteer tioops not knowing how to care for themselvps and caielessness In warding off disease. Regular at my men have not been troubled as the volunteei s hav e. They hav e had yellow fever, and fevers from exposuie In trenches before Santiago but their gen eral health has been good and the pto portlon of sick and tho deaths from sickness Is very small. "The most stringent orders have been Issued In regard to keeping the camps clean. After mv tour of Inspection I will go over the situation eaiefttlly and It Is possible that a now set of regulations that will be better may be issued. "The day before I left Washington," said General Alger, "I called Suigeon General Sternberg Into my office and told him that I wanted him to build winter hospitals foi six thousand men We will have enough hospitals If we have to raise it to CO.00O Washington, Sept. 11. At tho White House no statement was made tonight of tho status of the adminlstiatinn to Inquire Into the ndministintion of the nrmy bureaus, although it wns un derstood thnt most of the gentlemen invited by the piesldent to seive on the commission had been heaid fiom. Some of them, however, have written that they had the matter undei consid eration and It wns thought to bo de sirable to await final conclusions by all of those asked to servo befoie mak ing any announcement. It appears to be accepted among high olflclals that Geneial Goidon, Mr Lamnnt and .Mr. Lincoln nre not likely to accept. BURNING OF A CITY. New Westminister on Trazer River, B. C., Destroyed. Vancouver, B. C Sept. U. New Westmlnlstet, the chief city on the Frnzer river, presents a fearful scene of desolation today, flic having this morning wiped out the whole of the business poitlon Theie Is not a pub lic building standing In the centinl poitlon of tho city Fanned bv a fierce wind, almost a gale, the Hi", which was started on the water side by spaiks fiom a pass ing steamer, spread with such awful rapidity that ton streets wero blaz ing In three hours and only smoking ashes mark the spot wheie scoies of houses formeily stood Handsome blocks, banks und churches went up In smoke. The Cathedial of the Diocese is no moio. Huudieds of people aio helpless and relief Is being rushed fiom this illy Two newspaper ofllces are f,ono as well as the Canndian Pnclllu railroad station three river steainets i railway bildge and a number of pilvnto houses. It is also feared that some lives have been lost. The telegraph olllce at New Westminister hus been burned. Vancouver, B. C , Sept 11. The loss by the the at New Westminister is roughly estimated at $2,500,000 with In sutunce of $1,500,000. The London As surance company nre said to be tho heuvlests losers. Tho buildings on ten streets wero destroyed. Tho vaults of the bunk buildings withstood the flic. Jerome Wiped Out. Prescott, Ariz , Sept. 11. The town of Jerome, Arizona, huH been almost wiped out by tire. Thrco lives have been lost und great damaeo done. Killed His Wife. Wyandotte, Mich., Sept. 11. While today E. Luzette, uged 45, shot and In stantly killed his wife and then turned the revolver on himself, Indicting a I wound fiom which ho died In an hour. ALGER INVESTIGATION. Woll-Known nnd Wcll-Qunlified Men Asked to Serve on the Committee. Washington, Sept. 11. Tho president has urged tho following men, among others, to accept places on the commit tee requested by Secretary Alger to In vestigate the conduct of the wur: Lieutenant Getcral JOHN M. SC110 FIELD. Gsnetnl JOHN B. GORDON. (Jenerul OHENVILLE M. DODGE. President D. C. UiL.MAN. Geneial CHARLES V. MANDERSUN. ROHintT T. LINCOLN. DANIEL S. LAMONT. DH. W. W. KKENE. Colonel JAMES A. SEXTON Tho message which President Mc Klnley addressed to each of them Is as follows: Will you render the country a great service by accepting my appointment us a member of tho committee to examine Into the conduct of tho commissary, quar tet master and medical bureaus of the war department during tho war, nnd into tho extent, cuuses nnd treatment of sick ness In tho field and In tho camps7 It is my deslro that the full and exnet truth shall bo ascertained and miido known I cannot too strongly lmpict-a upon jou my earliest wish that this com mittee shall bo of auch high character as will command tho complete confidence of tho country, and I trust you will ronsent to serve. William McKlnley. TROOPS WILL PARADE. Men from Ponce Will Be Received in New York A Temporary Camp at Sen Girt. New York, Sept. 11. Deputy Quar tet master Colonel Kimball today io celved an older from General Miles setting forth that a parade of the ic turnlng Porto Rlcnn troops will take place In this city next Saturday. Col onel Kimball was Instructed to pre pare a suitable camp for the men who nie on their way from Ponce In the gov ernment transports. As soon ns Col onel Kimball received the older he communicated with Governor Vooi hees, of New Jet soy, to sonsult as to the establishing of a temporary camp at Sea Girt. The transpoi ts Concho and Alamo are on their way from Ponce and are expected to airlve this week Though none of the arrangements have been decided upon, It Is more than probable that the event will be made the occa sion of a grand review of all the troops that aie able to take part, whether they have taken pint Into the Porto Rlcan campaign or not. The tioops that ai rived on tho City of Mississippi will take pan in the parade. This In cludes tioops A and (' as well as the Pennsylvania troops that returned with them. On the Concho is General Wilson and stalf, of the Sixth army iorps, detach ment of Unttqd States engineering company C, unattached artillery bat tel . field and stAtT, "battery A. MIs souil volunteei s. batter A, 27th In diana volunteers, battel y B. Pennsjl vanla volunteei s. Total 314 officers and !30 enlisted men. There will arilve on the Alamo, companies E, (5, and II, 2d Wisconsin battel y A, Flist Illinois company H, Fiist Dlstilct of Colum bia; batteiy f Pennsylvania artillery, unattached six ofllteiH. SO men and 20 civilian employes. Total 48 officers and 34S enlisted men - - CERVERA READY TO SAIL. Spnnlsh Prisoners Will Leave on the City of Rome. Poitsmouth, N H Sept. 11. The anchor line sleamr City of Rome ful ly equipped to transpoi t the Spanish prisoneis to Spain, ai rived In the low er harbor this afternoon. The big liner bi ought from New Yoik Vlmliul I'erveia, with his full staff ot otPcers and 04 other pilsoners. The men at Seavey's Island, when they caught sight of the City of Rome danced for joy, and tonight there Is gint excitement at the camp. Everv thing 1 In readlnc-? on boatd tho steamer and each of tho 1GSS will have a bunk for himself thioughout the voyage of about eight da.vs. It Is expected that tho last prisoner will leave Camp Long at 10 o'clock and that tho City of Rome will pass out of tho haibor not later than tomonow. Tneie is scaicelv a sick man among the entire crew of tho Inte Capo Verdo fleet, while eveiy one looks fat and health) PORTO RICO EVACUATION. Spanish Commissioners in an Em bariassing Position. San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept 11. Last ovening the Spanish evacuation com missions s cabled the government nt Madild, explaining the predicament in which the) will be placed If theli In stitutions fall to arilve b) tomorrow. The American commissioners will hold their meeting In a building In San Jose stieet rented by the provincial govern ment and used us n senate chamber. It was selected by Colonel Huntei, sec letaiy of the commission, none of tho numerous buildings controlled by the Spanish authoiltles being available. This morning Senot Munez Rivera, piesldent of the provincial government, called upon the Ameilcun commission eis to pay his lespects. GEORGIA LYNCHING. Negioes Threaten to Avenge George Burton's Death, Hiooks Station, Ju., Sept. 11. The body of Geeige Dili ton, u negtn who nssuulted Mrs. Cogglns. was found this morning at 10 o'clock in Flint river, about three miles below Dlgby, i (tidied with bullets. A rock weighing seveial hundred pounds was tied to It. Hurton wps arreted yosteiduv at Sonoya. News has Just reached hero that two or tin io hundred negioes were match ing to Dlgby armed with guns and e volvers swelling vengeance. Every white man in town is going around well aimed, His Name Was Lulglni. Geneva, Sept. 11 (midnight). A file found late thU evening In thu pauMitjj of a holme on tho Rue Des Alpts has been Identified by the nssussln as the weapon ho used. Ills name, though here toforo variously given und published hero as Lacchenl, Lucchessl nnd Luccesid, U now eiild to be Lulglni. Too Itullun rec ords show that Lulglni was an lllegi mute child and took his mother's name. POSSIBILITIES OF LITTLE PORTO RICO A VALUABLE FEEDER TO OUR TROPICAL COMMERCE. Conservative Review of the Present Conditions nnd Probabilities of the Islnnd by an Observant Govern ment Official Who Has Recently Visited It One in a Chain of Island Qomu That Will Form America's Tropical Diadem, Washington, Sept. 11. "As a de lightful winter resort, a valuable trop ical garden and tin important strategic, point, Porto Rico Is a valuable ac quisition to the people nnd govern ment of the United States: "This Is the view expressed by the chief of tho treasury bureau of statlatlcs, O. P. Austin, who has Just returned from a brief visit to the Island. "It must not be expected," said Mr. Austin, "thnt so small an island can be come a laige factor in aupplylng the $230,000,000 worth of troplcnl produc tions which the people of the United States annually consume, or that It can absotb a very large percentage of the $1,200,000,000 worth of or annual pro ductionssmaller In area than the state of Conectlcut and with a imputation less than that of the city of Brooklyn, It mn not be able to meet the some what extravagant expectations which enthusiastic people have found with reference to it. POPULATION DENSE. "Settled by Spain moie than a cen tuiy eailler than the landing of the Pllgrimo at Plymouth Rock, Its popu lation Is now moie dense than that ot Massachusetts and the prospect of ma terially Increasing Its productiveness not flattering. Mountainous from cen ter to cireumfeience, the 1,000,000 peo ple who occupy Its 3,7fi0 nquure miles of teirltory have put under cultivation most of the available soil and while their methods of culture and transpor tation aie In many cases very ptlmltlve It cannot be exi jcted that the produc tions of this densely populated and closed) cultivated area can be largely lnct eased or Its consumption greatly multiplied The valleys and coast lands are now well occupied with sugar es tates; the area adjoining these is de voted to tobacco, and the mountain sides to the very peaks are occupied by large coffee plantations, with patches of cocoanuts, bananas, plan tains, bread fruit, oranges and other tropical fruits scattered among them. STANDARDS OF LIVING. "While the 200,000 of Its population who live In cities and villages, enjoy some of the conveniences to which our people are accustomed, the large pro portion of tile rural population Is of extremely simple habits In the matter uC food, clothing and habitation, and with small earning cnpaclt) ,ind a small ier capita of u depreciated cui lency, cannot be expected to soon be come large consumers of our pioducts. A little rice, a very little flour, u few beans and plenty of bananas, plan tains, bread-fruit and vegetables sat isfy theli physlclal necessities, a few )atds of cotton cloth for the ndults and nothing tor the childten meet their pilneipal lequlrements for clothing, while a tew tough boauN and a plen tlful supply of plantain und palm leaves .... ....,..... V... i supply the mateilal for the liumbl dwellings throughout the Interior nnd In many of the villages. With but about one-fifth of Its population able to lead and write, the knowledge of the oufoide wot Id Is extremely limited, and with only 150 miles of rail road and less than 250 miles of good wagon load on the Island, the means of Inter communication are not such as to en able a prompt stimulation of Its pto ductlon ot consumption. Most of the good roads, and nonie or them are very flue, run from town to town along the coast, though there is one exception in the military load connecting Ponce, on the south shoie, with Snn Juun on the notth shore. Most of the Interior, howevet. Is only reached by In Idle paths over which transportation Is ef fected by packs cairled on small ponlc. In the cities and towns most of the tianspoitation Is b) bullocks oUed In ptimitlve fashion and two-wheeled cults and utged to their vvotk by a shai p-pointed pole in the hands of a native driver who walks In front of his team, tinning to give them u vigorous punch when the) do not follow with sulllcient speed. The cattle of the island ate of a superior class, similar In nppeuranco to the Jeisey cattle but with bioad horns, the ccws being driven fiom door to door In the towns nnd milked into bottle. In the presence of the customer, while the calves stund patiently upon tho sidewalk awaiting the removal of the peilpatetlc dairy to the tesldence of the next customer EDUCATION. "Education on tho island is not of a high order. A sort of public school sys tem prevails In ome of the towns and cities, but In the luteilor leading nnd writing, except among the plantation owners and managers, are rare Span ish Is tho popular tongue, though the natives of Frunce, of whom theie uie quite a number, retain their language, and there arc In the towns some Eng lish speaking negroes fiom St Thomns and other nearby Kngllnh colonies who provo useful as interpieteis to the Atneilcans alteady on the Island One of the two dnlly newspapers published ill Ponce prints one page lu Lngllsh out .. .....II. ...... . th.. n... ...tn.lll t....u of compliment to the new conditions, most of the matter so published being exttacts from the constitution of tho United States and sketches of the lives of our distinguished men. There- uie Catholic churches in all the cities and lnigo towns, some of them dating back over a century, handsomely finished within and representing u large ex penditure of money There is one Plot estant church at Ponce, wild to have been the only one in tho Spanish West Indies, but It is al present unoccupied. There are theaters In the ptlnclpal cltlen, and several of the leading towns have telephones and aie connected by telegraph lines aggregating ubout 400 miles In length, while cable communi cation is had with thu United States ut Jl.l" per word. "Tho curteney und finances of the Continued on Pago 4 THE NKWS THIS JIOUNINU Weather Indication Todays Talri Light, Variable Winds. 1 Gem nil Austria's Empress Murdered, Porto lllco's Possibilities. Mnnv Porsons Killed by Exploding Gasoline. 2 News Hound About Scranton. The Markets. 3 Local Seimon bv Rev. Dr. C. M. Gl.lln Mro nt the South Mill. 4 Editorial. 5 Local Ccmpany O Is Willing to no- main In tho Service. Public Schools Will Open Today. Prohlb'tlcausts Name n Ticket. C Local West Scranton and Subtitb-in. 7 Advettlrcment. S General Now Cemtrandc r for tho First Division at Camp Meade. SUNDAY AT SANTIAGO. Work of Floating the Maria Teresa is Nearly Completed Religious Services Held. Santiago do Cuba, Sept. 11. 9.15 p. m. Sunday was observed todav for tho fit st time since tho war tei initiated as a day of test and worship. Religious services wero held at tho Palace, and General I.awton, Geneial Wood and other American olllcers attended Tho work of floating the Maria Teresa Is nearly completed, but the Almlrnnte Oqueudo Is not worth the cost of saving. Colonel Hny.who letutned fiom Gtiitn tannmo yesterda), tepoits th" emb.uk atlon of all the Spanlatds save about eighty under Geneial Parojas. The American authoiltles aie awaiting the anlval at San Juan of about 2,000 Spanish ttoop.s fiom Sagua de Tanatno and Hatacou The steamei Is expected on Wednesday The Spaniards will be re-embarked heio on the San Augustln and the San Ftanclsco for Spain Tomonow the Bessie and two other vessels will leave foi Haracoa and Sagua de Tanaino, eat r) Ing supplies for the Americans, Cubans and Spun la! ls theie. The condition of the Span ish at Guantanamo prior to their de parture for Spain was. Colonel Ray says, most distressing. The death late was over eighty per day und Colonel Ray believes that mote than half will die on tho passage. Seventy died on the vvhaif the day the steamei was loaded, and thete Is jellow fevet among those who remain behind Colonel Ray hud two mules killed for flesh meat supplies to the Spaniards No flesh beef was to be had, and the Spanlatds wete glad to get the mules' meat. The Fiist battalion of Colonel Ray's regiment has contt acted )ello .fever from a Spaniard. Sixty enses have broken out Four huudted Cubans have laid down their arms at Ouantunnmo and gone to work on the plantations nni the town. No rations ate supplied the armed Cubans. INSURGENTS AT LUZON. They Control All of the Island Save Manila. London, Sept. 12. The Manila eotte spundent of the Times sa)s "The Insutgent conquest of the Islnnd of Luzon Is tapldly apptoachlng com pletion Recently authentic repoits an nounce the eaptuie of successive Span "" ...-. .... i i-.ru me .men I control ev et) foot of the Island except I..1. a...!!... 1 ... . .1.. ........ Manila. Cavito and a small poitlon of the piovince of Allniy The) hold ovet it.OOO Spanish pihon eis, and have recently eaptuied sev eial thousand lilies, home cannon, a large quantity of ammunition and sev eial small aimed stenmeis. "The Spanlaids held out vnloioitslv but were fighting against the Inevit able. "It Is undeniable thnt the action of the Instil gents In put suing the cntn palgn aftn an alinlstlce was iletlaied hn caused much un'lc-. sulfeilng and destruction t propel t) and has anni hilated theli ever) ilulm to lie consid ered In an) lespect as the allies of the Ameticans Their motive has been tvvofold. Eliht, Implacable hatted of the Spanish, with an lunate uiclal thirst foi tevense and secondly, iheir ambition to pin) In themteUos on lee otd befoie the vv oi Id as a sue ceisf til i evolutional) gov et anient ami as com plete masteis of the Luzon piovlnces and as many adjucenl Islands ns they may have befoie the Chinese question Is settled by the PaiK commission." FEUD IS SETTLED. Kentucky Faimers Wipe Out an Old Giudge with Guns. El lunger, Ky . Sept. 11. -At Deer Ridge, on the highway, today an old feud between neighboring farnieis was wiped out in blood. Two aie dead and two am d)ing. It was father and son on cj.ich side, telnfoieod by their 10 spectlve fntmhands. At le:it one hundred rounds of shots were filed. Tho dead are Joseph Michaels, jr. nnd James Met raj. The dy ing are- Jnmes . Watson 'ind lien Michaels, si 'i'heso two men are the pilnclpals. The) hid qinrreled about fences and had been nt sw ends' points for a long time The ilrntl Jo seph Mlchnels Jr., Is a son of the dying mnn. Den MUhacls The other dencl, James McCray, was a faun hand. Jiunes W Watson's son escaped un scathed Details an to how they hap pened to meet in force ate lacking nt this wrltlinr Several othets wcte , mounded but mines ai not obtainable. ' . . ..... ... The fight was late In the day und the scene Is iltflKult of access. EASTERN LEAGUE SEASON ENDS Hpilngilcld, Mass., Sepi 11. 'i'ltu Eust cm league season closed with tod.i's game, the order in which tho teams dn Ished and their percentage being as fol lows. Montreal ,11 WIIUis-Hauo .. .r.'.0 Toronto Vis Huffnlo 511 Providenco t'J.'Hj r.icuso Ij.' SprltiKlleld .. . .DJOttawa IJI Lawrence Is Dead. Denver. Cclo., Sept. ll.-W. II. Law rciico. of Clcvclnrd, Ohio, who wns hhot by Florence Richardson at tho Oxford hotel, hi this city, on Friday last, died this afternoon. Tho body of Florence tllclmrdson, who committed Filicide after shooting Lawreice, still lies at the morgue unclaimed. EXPLOSION OF GASOLINE Forty Gallons of the Stuff Ignited in a Gro cery Store. MANY PERSONS KILLED The Bodies of Four Victims Already Recovered Many Others Are Thought to Bo In the Ruins The Occupants of Upper Floors Had No Time to Escape. Philadelphia, Sept. 11. Ry the ex plosion ot forty gallons of gasoline In tho cellar of a giocery store at 1414 South street tonight, surely four and possibly a dozen moie lives were lost. As an Immediate consequence of the explosion the building wheie it oc cuned and those adjoining It on either side collapsed, and up to 10 o'clock, four hours nfter the occuiience, four bodies had been recovered from the mlns and thiee of them Identllled as follows: Samuel Sehnttensteln, keeper of the giocery stole, his lD-year-old son Abraham, a ten-mouths-old child named Goldberg. The fourth body was that of a girl about ten )ears old. How the explosion occurred Is yet un known. The ft out of 1444 was Immedi ately blown out und this was followed by the collapse of that struc ture and Nos. 1412, owned by Morris Goldbeig, nnd 144C, Louis Saltonose's shoe store. The west wall of 1440, occupied by L. Wankoi's clothing stole, was also blown out. All the buildings wete ot biick, thiee stories in height. In tho confusion and excitement following the disaster, it is as )et impossible to se cure an) thing like an accui.ite census of the occupants, but it Is genetnlly stated that tho uppet Hoots vveiu ci ow dec! with families huddled together In tenement fashion. Coming as Jt did at the supper hour. It Is feat ed tho los of life was very heavy. Tho list of In jured will lie long. They woio taken to all the hospitals within a ladius of a mile. After tho recovery of tho four bodies, the authorities decided to postpone the seuich for additional victims until to monow morning, thus obv'ntlng the dangers nnd elelnys of working upon the mns of debris nnd wieckuge In the darkness. The Corpses of Schattenstein and his son were picked up on the steps of No. 1444. Tho unidentified ten-ycai-old gill was found pinioned In the rear of the same building and the Goldberg child died while being taken to a hospital. THE 1NJEUED. The Injuied at tho How aid hospital are- A. Schattenteln, aged 12, liioken nose and laceiatlon of scalp; Alex ander t-ch.ittensteln, aged C, l.tcetnted scalp, condition serious, Maty Henley, aged til, fun tuied leg. Annie M. Chil omv, 40 )eais, contusion of ankle, Hail) Itotheimul. 12 )cmi.1 lacerated scalp. Muggli Goldberg, !2 )eats, lnc etated scalp. Saiuh Goldbeig, 14 .vonts, lacerated scalp and contused ankle. At the polyc Utile Is Rose Si hatton htfi'i, s yeai.s, lnceiated llngei. The ten months old child was Max Goldb"ig, son ot the fiunltuie stole Poeiier Estimates of the number ot missing . eiy fiom IS to i The orcepted theorv Is thnt Sehnt tensteln went Into the cellut with u llshted lamp which Ignited tho fuse ot th- gasoline, Fiom the position of his body and that ot bs sou on the limit .-"tops. It Is thought thev weie uneiglng fiom the House when caught by the falling walls. The eollnpo of the buildings oee lined within tvro minutes of the e Union, and the oe cupanis had not time to cscap'. Mis. Goldbeig "mite heel up her ten mouths old i hllcl 111 b"i at ins and lushed for an exit, but the child was so Imlly In Hilfcil that It died while b"lnp home to a hospital Stiangely enough, the mother OM'np'd with only tillllng In jut ics. At 0.4" o'clock tonight, a seigennt of police was talhlng with one ot his nun i on the opposite side of the stieet when, I without .i moment's warning, theie was -i leitlflc eiloson. which, almost. befoie the) iciiild tuin their heads, wus followed bv u thundeious outsit. Mingled witli this wete the dies of human being. W'thout loss of time, one ol the policemen stiuek the (lie ahum, at a bo neaib), while tho oth er i.ing for an ambulance. The en gine a and six of the hospital wagons weie theie within twenty minutes, and u li.igo fence ot policemen, also sum inoiieil to tie scene, had the stieet roped off fiom coiner to coitiet. The wotk of tcscile was bgilll fiuth vviih, but w.s temporarily abandoned later when tho twilight had deepened Into night. All of the dencl and In jured wete In the buildlnrs at the timo of the disaster and as tho walls collapsed, almost In a peipendlcnlar direction, no passers-bv weie Injuied by tno c'ylng elobiis. The force of the cploslou was so great, however, that all the windows in the house act oss the stieet wie broken by tho c oneusslon. The search for more dead will be resumed nt elny bioak. None of the Injuied Is expected to die. Sexton Accepts. Chicago, Sept. 11. James A. Sexto l, the new commander of the Grand Aimy of the Republic hn has been usked by President McKlnley to assist 111 tho pto posed Investigation of the war depart ment, has returned to his homo lu this city and lias announced his aiccptuil.e of thu prcfelilcnl s appointment. f WEATHER FORECAST. 4- f 4- Wiihhlagton, Sfpl U roirenst for Motility: Ciistein l-eiinsl- iivlvvilii, flit . conilnii.il low temp- c ratine, light variable flails. 4rf-H--f-H-t-tt-fV-t-"t--t--(i- '