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H&imr Ml'l .Ctiuuri iiiiih AID . ' '"TO 'T'T W " s. SCUAiNTOX l'A., wjujdjNesda morning, may 1899. TEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. TWO CENTS. TEN PAGES. fi SSssSSsbS & 9QSfc IH IH H l -w' ' . .-. TvWMBfTBj.ffc.yitMfrMhyi pvyi mmwv rivjRy ifiig:;, . - v' . no, THE ADVANCE OF LAWTON Discovery of the Missing American Steamer, Don Jose. MAJOR DIGGLES WOUNDED The Minnesota Officer Comniimded an Expedition Sent on to Near San Miguel Americans Met by Volley Horn Intienched Rebels Effects of the Tusllade Distinguished Brav ely of Ameiican Soldiers in tho Philippines. Manila, Mu.v 9 A loconnolteritig party troni Major General Law tan's otnmand, which consisted of two com panies or tin' Minnesota leglment uml two companies of the Oregon regiment, under command of Major Diggles, of the Mlnm sota regiment, advance el yes terday to a point near San Miguel, which Is about twelve miles north of Hallnng There- the Amcrlians hic met with it olley ttom a fence it la bels behind u treinh Mil i l Stile" wai wounded Major Diggles was wounded hi tne head, and it ptivuto soldier vv.es alio wounded Major Dlggle-.s nnd tli pri vate, together with ten typhoid p l tlents, were biought by nuclei train to Manila today. The Don .lose, tin. last of the mHs Ing steumeis tindet the American i'.Tr, which was detained b the insurgents suite the beginning of the wat was found bj the Runbo.it Manila i' Fal m gas and arrived heie today. DISTINGUISHED BRAVERY. Some of the Gallant Deeds ot Our Soldiers in the Philippines. Manila, Apt II 2, via San riauclseo, Mo 9 Instances of peisonal biueiy hi been quite as numetous in the Ameiican war in the Philippines sis during the Cuban campaign, but the cone spondents hae nut had the whip opportunity to thtoniele them, because of the difficulties of the ountr ptnc tiatid. One soldier, who has well illutiated the quantity ot the American, is Cap tain Chui le. Clay, of the Seventeenth lufautty Captain Clay is a native of Lexington Ky , aim i grandson of Henty Clay He in ought new honor to the family name In Cubi, lin , during the hottest action of tin San tiago field, when his men were lying bthind cover foi a sheltc-i fiom a shoii ei of bullets, he maiehed luck and foitli In fiont of tlie tomp.mv as siert and cool as though on duss pui id-1, not would he yield to the apiMs of the men th.it he llnd shelter. "The captain never forgot for u see Jtid that he was a Clav," one or tlum explained When Captain Hale was unsigned to a biigade in tlio Philippines he ap pointed Captain Clay to the po-ilim of adjutant. On the that day ot Ai thut's advance, Captain Cl iv, .idini eiect as usual, leeelved a bulla through the ruck He lav U houn In the jungle befoie he was dibunerc 1, and as the wound wan a thing us one at best tils ute was desnalii 1 .if. Ills only thought when bi might hue the hospital vuw that his family ch mid be .nfoimod that ho was but -llghtlv Injured. He is now, howe-vi, vwll on the load to rompli le leiuve v. Among those ollleers who have fallen, no one will be longei or moie loyally remembered by his comrades than Lieutenant Giegg, of tho Fouith in fantry. No man in the nimy had moiv than he to make life worth living, friends, hhcp's In his profession, vital ity and physical stiength that made him tho impersonation ol an athhto and soldlei His feai It ssne.ss nnd con fidence in his powers couti United to lils i. In the beginning of the hot1 at Marlqulna. which Ceiieial Hale iieain. light conducted with such skill and success that it was worthy of more attention than the overshadowing impot tain e of MacArthui's advance permitted. Gn-gg was near his chief The hor.se he mtle ' had just been shot undo.- him He was taking off the toddle when a man warned him that the shot lnd bun nroa oy a snnipsnootc r in a tlie near by Refusion to take rnvei nJ ,.,u. of the men weie doing the lieutenant' stepped forward and standing crec l, ' uncased his field glasses to look at the tree Just as he lalsed thi in to his eyes, a puff of smoke was seen in tlie tree. Gregg put his hand to his bre 1st and fell foi ward, killed Instantly, FILIPINOS "FOR EXHIBITION. Contract Labor Law Raised as a Bairler to Them in California. San Piunelsio May 9. I'nlted States Immigration Commissioner Noith has lefused to penult the landing e.f tun native Plllplnos who inlved a few days ago on the steamship City of Pekln. The tiative? nro under contract to exhibit In a New Vork city dime museum. Commissions Noith takes the position, there-tore, that because of their agreement to place themselves on ex hibition they are contcac t Inboius and as such ai not entitled tti land In this country. On the othei hmiti the Plll plnos claim they are netois and not laborerp. They will piobablv appeal the case to Washington PACKERS ArTER GEN. MILES. Urging Secretary Alger to Make an Issue with the Piesldent. Washington, Mav s in approving the repoit of the army beef court of Inquiry, the president has put an end to the possibility of action against any oftlcer criticized by the court. On tho othei hand, nnv on who may feel ag Rt loved Is prevented from appealing foi vindication either to a military trl bunul 01 to the civil authorities. It 1 within the province of congiess to inaugurate any Independent Inquiry It may choose, and It Is not at all un likely thut there will be an Investiga tion, but that must bo entirely without suggestion by any army olllcer. 11 Is quite posslblo that SeTeta-y Alger might have made Issue with tho president by demanding thu renio.-al of General Miles fiom command, nnd friends of the beef packing intercuts in the west are endcavorlns to Induce him. to take that step. They m been nRRnivated bv the news vlilj'i c mc3 from Derlln of the demonstration n tho lelchstag against American oo?f. Dut the administration is tired of tho whole controversy, and the president desires only that the clamo- on both sides should cease. It Is felt here that further agitation will stand In the wav of a satisfactory arrangement with Germany, and that It will tend nnl to make a bad matter woise. m M'KINLEY'S BEST. Official Business Did Not Disturb Him nt Hot Springs. Hot Springs, Va May 9. Pi evident Mnlf Itilaf li.nl ii iliiv of thoroinrh i est and comfoit at the Hotel Homestead.'"01' suicide- Olllclal business did not Intrude to dls tuib him, noi did Importunate callers ciowd to seek his favot. He spent most of the day In tho apattments set aside, foi his paity. oi on tho wide poichos upon which his windows opened. Dur ing the morning he onto strolled throng the corridors to the hotel otllee. After a nap and luncheon, he enjoyed a hoilul eh.it with .Secretary of the Tit isurj Ciiige, Senator Tali banks and Mr. John C. .s'e w, of IndlanapolK and shortlv afterwaid went out for a walk with Hecretuiv Oage and Senator Fair banks. As thev went along the piesl dent's bilk gait and strong sttlde, jovial dLspot-ltlon and upright shouldeis gave an unimpeachable denial to nate ments that his health Is lmpalted. be Miiti a netesslt for a bilef respite fiom the cares, of presidential lite The walk lasted about half an hour The piesldent enjovetl the walk thor oughly, and said to his companions that he felt much better for It The piesldent and Mrs MeKinley Seeietarv and Mis Oage and Senator Fahbanks dined tonight in the president's pilvate dining loom The nesldential paity arrivetl at 8 o'clock this morning In a special tialn over the Chesapeake and Ohio Assist ant Seeietarv Cortelyou, Dr. and Mrs Ulxey and Stenogiapher Thirmt. were those who aetompanled Mr. ami Mis MeKinley. The lattei rested all day, keeping to her rooms, Aftei dinner the president and Mis MeKinley. accompanied bj Secretary and Mrs. nage and Senator Falilnnks, entered the pntlors while the otthestra accompunied their appeal ante with "Hall to the Chief They lemalned for some time enjoying the music. The piesldent will begin the baths in the morning Seiutary ehige who says his stav has thoioughlv lejuvenated him. will it tin u to 'VVashinstoii with Mrs Gage Satuiday night STOCKHOLDERS MEET. Delaware nnd Hudson Directors Es tablish a Sinking Fund, New Yoik May " Stockholders of the Uelawim and Hudson Canal eom p.mv it their annual meeting today, elected the following board of man agei.s. James Uoo'-evelt, Kobeit M. Olyphnnt. William H. Tillinghnst, Al fred Vinsantvoord, Alex. i:. Oir, Chauneev M Uepew. .lames W. Alex ander, lames 11 Taylor, Horiee O, Young. John Jacob Astoi. It Somers Hn.s Fictlerleh Crnmwell and David Wilcox. The last mined takes the plice of James a Uoo'-evelt, who died during the year The ftoekhnlders voted ntlirmativeiy on an ordinenee providing tor tne es. ltthllhment of a sinking iund trom the .sale of coal. This is to be not less than r cents per ton and will amount to ?IT3 000 or $200,000 per year as a minimum ehiuge before dividends. The sinking fund Is to bo used whenever possible In lettrin? the company's feC eutitiii. KERWIN KNOCKED OUT. "Mysterious" Oeorge ialls in .Uut falo. Buffalo. May 9 IMdle Con jolly. e.f Kt John's. N H , knocked out ' My- steiious' (leoige Kerwin, of Ch'"igo, ' tllP i"rtU 0UUl1 oC whdt ,U1S , tn have been a twenty jound contest be loie the Olympic Athletic club nlgnt. The lighting wus fast and futious fiom the statt, but Connolly always had the best of It, Kervvhi continually run ning Into light and left swings In the foutth lound Connolly stag geied his man with u fusllilo ot Jabs and swings and ended by sending him clcni throgh the lopes Keiwln s sec- omls I's'ie(l ,ll,n U!l015 lnto ln' ,,n' Connolly lloorlng him with a left on 'be bivv and ending the contest. DUEFY SHOWS HIS HAND. Will Foice Men to Belong to the Miners' Union. Halctou, May 0. Piesldent Duffy, of the United Mine Workers of this dtstilot, today notified nil mlneis and laboreis employed In tho Lehigh and Wllkes-P.au e Coal company's vvoik'ngs that after May 10 members of tho Mine WoikoiV union would not work with men who do not belong to the union. President Duffy said a general strike will be ordered If the coal company makes any Interference. Mollneaux Re-anested. New York. May 9 Roland Iluinham Mollneux, who has spent several weeks ln the Tombs prison, chaiged with the minder of Mrs. Kate J Adams was dlschaiged this afteinoon, the giand jury having failed to re-lndlct him, and was Immediately after re-anested on a wairnnt charging him with assault with Intent to kill In sending cyanide of mercuiy to Harry Cornish. Hall was fixed at $10,000, and tho hearing was postponed until tomoirow. Not ln the Combine. New Haven, Conn, Mny 9 Vlce Prefldcnt John M. Hall, of tho New Yoik, New Haven and Hartford Rall roid company , today stated that his companv was not Inteiested In tho re ported combination of tho "Vandeibllt lallroacl intoicsts between Hoston nnd Chicago " He added "Wo have never heurd of buch a thing, nor do we place the sllshteet credence in It." PITTSBURG'S MURDER CASE THE STRANGE CRIME OF BER THA BEILSTEIN. Killed Her Mother in Oidor That She Might Not Be Troubled by the Dls grace of Her Daughter's Suicide. Story of a Trip to Chicago Ad vice of n Spiritualist Medium. PIttsbuig, May 9. The common wealth rested Its cabo today In tho Uertha liellsteln murder tilal, after having produced a number of witness es piincipally relatives of the prison er who detailed conversations had with Ileithii, ufter the murdei. To all of these witnesses liuttha s Ud she had killed her mothet because she (Ilertha) was tiled of living and did not want her molhtr to beat the disgiatc of Distilot Attoinev Ilny- mikei made two of the witnesses, Miss Marie Kellstoin (a cousin), of Youngs town, O, and Mrs Kmma IlelNleln, u slter-in-law, tell of Beitha's vlbit to Chleigo last July, when she Is said to have had Improper i el it Ions Avlth her cousin, Will Kellstelu, tin tesult of which. Mr. Reilstein testified, was one of the causes of Heitha ticking her ninthei'H life. Mrs. i:mnm Cellstein said she was present it a meetlus between Mis KlUabeth Dellsteln. ot Chicigo. "WlH" TJeilsteln's mother, who came here 1 from that city, Mis Voegtlv and MKs Uertha At this meeting Mis RlUa hetli Bellst'dn isked the prisoner why she had not told her of the Chit ago uff.ili .while she was theie, when a niatilage might have been ai ranged Vi'H Beitha ieplieel tlwt she did not want the young mm. The defense opened its case at -MO this afternoon by Attorney llmlelgh, who sold the detenst In the case would he Insanity, tho dliect je-ult ot shock sustained at tho time the piisonei's father diopp-d dead at the bieaktast table some months, piovious to tho mill iter Miw. Hettht lltllsleln was the fhst witness called In hei own defense She told of the great affection existing be tween her fathei and herself, nnd of the effect his sudden death had on her She s-ald "It was an exceedingly great shock, one from which 1 hive never recovered and never will 1 lost Inter est In even thing I lost sleep. I fell oft in weight munv pounds" She felt. 'Oh, so melancholy." she said. Witness f-ald hei mother and httself wtie firm believers in spiritualism "I believe," she siitl, ' that pcrsonr In this vvoild can communicate with per sons In the othei " While In Chicago last vear she visited two mediums,' The first, a Mis. Cowan, told me that my father was lonely and would not be bnppv until my motner aim i wviu wiwi him. Nothing e ntered mv mind tin n about taking my mothei's life" The witness next said she sted a male medium. He told her a slmilni story tl.out her father belrg lonelv It then became lixed In her mind that he was lonelv. Bad Condition Physically. Miss liellsteln said she lemalned In Chicago about a week after that. She was in very bad condition physically. blic thought about what the mediums told her Her mind seemed to he un- balanced on that one subject Still (f U)e r(afl apijng that the schedule she did not think of destroying her 'jt t,ains DP niteied h as to giv as own 01 her mother's life She cut hei t( w sjun,iiljr tialns as possible, visit short and returned home c.peet- T)i(i petltf,n WM started bv lesidents lug to get better. She could not leep ( tm 0r,inKl?s und wa.s chcuhited In She said "I did not sleep at all until ' uminlt rjovei, Memtelnlr. nioomtlelcl the night e.f the killing" and told At- ' (jln(?l. (0 s Tne American Sah torney Uurlelgh she wanted the jury ))Uh un,on (lKo ne(.an1e interested In to understand it literally On Saturday afternoon, the dav be fore the shooting, she went to Pitts burg and bought an ounce of lauda num She went homo Immediately, getting thero about 6 p. m. She nto a light suppei with her mothei They spent the evening at home The wit ness went to her 100111 about i W o'clock, her mother jetlilng a few min utes later. The relations between the witness and her mother had always been very affectionate and there had ben no mihundei standing whatevei. Mr. Hutlelgh nbked the witness If dining her visit In Chicago In July last, thcie had been anything improK.r between her cousin, "Will" Hi 'lstel'i, and hei self "No sli , theie was not," was the re ply "Had there ever been anything 1m pioper between him and yourself?" "No, theie had not " On the night before the shooting she laid out her clothing, intending to kill hei self. She tossed about all nigjt and walked the floor. "I bought the laudanum with the Intention of taklnt my own life Instead of that of "jy mother," she said. "When I hoard the clock strike tluee I rose nnd get ting the- bottle of laudanum I stau d to pom It Into the glass Before I had finished this the bottle diopped ttom my hands My hands became liko steel and I went to the bureau tenk the revolver nnd, going Into moth er's loom, discharged It " Mr. Iluilelgh "Do you remember ot discharging the weapon moie than once?" "No." "Do you remember about shooting youtself?" "I remember shooting myself once." Miss Reilstein gave her testimony thorughout In a clear tone of voles. GENERAL HENRY RETIRES. His Departme Attended with Lively and Affecting Demon&tiatlons. San Tuan, Porto Rico, May 9 Major General Guy V. Henty, tho retiring governor general of Porto Rico, left for the United States today on boaid tho United States ttansport McPherson Ills departure was attended with lively and aiTectlng demonstrations.. All the military nnd civil ofllclals of San Juan, representatives of the principal soci eties, hundreds of public school chil dren, Inrge crowds of citizens, together with delegations from tho surrounding towns, thronged the quay, where sever al bauds played nnd numerous gay and brilliant decorations lent animation to ' l'" stP'e- ' Geneial Henry and Mrs. Heniv wars presented with n portrait of the for mer and received many other gifts and testimonials of afTectlon. He was vis ibly affected by the tokens of good will, lhlgndler General George W. Davis, the nuw military governor of the Island, nnd his entire staff wore present. The McPherson left the harbor amid the booming of guns, tho women on shore waving their hundkerchlefs and In not u few cases shedding tears of genuine regret. General Henry's duughtcr, Mrs. Denton. Major Traub and Mrs Traub, Lieutenant Ward of the transport Panther, and the mom bcis of his family with Mr. Ilobhison, postal Inspector, and many ofllcers ac company the patty COMBINATION OF STEEL INDUSTRIES Rumois of nn 8800,000,000 Syndi cate to Control the Industry No Foieign Company Can Compete. Chicago, May s The Tribune will f.av tompnou Representatives of two of the big cuiponitlons, which rumor hei associated with the pioposed $800,- P0),0U0 dollar combination of Hon and steel lniiustihs, declared today nm-f-inl piogits-e had been m ide. The plan, aheatly exploited to a con siderable degieo. Is to absorb mines, mills lalhoadi. and faclorhs. The two repr tent.Ulves In question said the foielgn corpoi ulons giving th'J capital stock ot each, weie to be The Cainegie companv, T2"0,ono,000, Feder al Steel tompiinv, $1(10.000,000, Atnetl enn Htnl and Wile company, tw.000, oou. National Steel tonipnny, $'1,000. OOii, merlcan Tin Plat- company, ft',0 (li'O OHO, Kepubllc Steel company, $10,000,000 American Steel Hoop com pany, $33 000,090 The tlguies given of the Carnngio company s are les than the accepted estimate of the amount Invested It Id said If the gieat tiust is foirmd the C.irmele concerns will request. nt no lesa than $"W0o0.000 of Its capital The IVdeial Steel companv has an author ised capital or SJ00 000 000. but onlv one half of it will be tnken. It Is said one thing it is puiposod the trus.; -Iiall do. the reptesntatlves stated, is to lake In the lion ind stetl plants of Importance which aie still Independent concerns Nnn of thse 1s huge when compared with the ti lists but they are tonldribl4 Industiles The largest of them aie Jones & l.aughlin Co, of Pittsburg, capital $10,000,000 Cambtia Steel coinpiny.cipltal $r..0n0000 Seian ton Steel eoinpny, capital $" 000,000 Several of the piomoters assembled at the oflee of John W Gales, piesldent of the Ameiican Steel and Wire com pany, dining the clay. They said sat isfactory results were not far off 4n ... ,1 uttxi.iteii the consolidation could leonirol business. It will captuie tho i business of Kuiopean tonterns, they I contended, and furnish ialls and steel plates foi Huropean railways and war ships. No foreign eompanv thev ns- ett, Is big enough to be a toimldable competitor OBJECT TO SUNDAY TRAINS. Petitions Aje Received from. New Jersey by President Traesdale. New York May A committee ot eltiens and uilnlstcih living in New Jeisoy towns adjacent to the lines of the iJclawaie'. Lackawanna and Ac-st-cm lalhoad, held a conference today with President W. H. Trucsdale, of ., r.illtnml. Thev tucspiited to hint . 0.iH,, ..,, n,01. 2.000 commuters the matter and s-ent out peunonsc num Its otlutiis In New Yoik INCREASE IN WAGi.S. Iron Workers and Othei s Aie Made Happy. Lebanon. Pa, May 9 -The Cornwall Oie Hanks company today Increased the wages ot the men who work on the cue banks ten cents a dav. This Is tho thlid advance within a Bhoit time. I'pwards of fiOO men are benefitted and will now tecolve $150 a day lor tun houis' work. New Castle. Del , Mav 9 The Dela waie lion eompanv nas made nn ad ance In wages of ith employes The fuinacemen, Including welleis, bend ers and turners, vvi receive an ad vnneo of 30 per cent The truck and floor men will get lr per cent, more, virile the wages of the machine hands will be Increased 10 pi 1 cent. This w III make wages e qual to those paid In 1S8J FREE FIGHT AT OKONOLA. As the Result of a Dispute, Four Piornlnent Citizens Are Dead. Okonola, Mls , May 9. As a le-sult of a dlsDUte here tonight, four men, j among tho most prominent citizens of the town, are dead Dr. William Murphy became Involved in a dispute with Chailes D. Claike over a bill which Dr. Murphy claimed Claike owed him. The dlbpute became heated nnd a light w.-us piet ipltated. Claike drew n knife and slashed Dr. Muiphy, seveilng the Jugular vein. Howard Murphy, son of the phyBlchm, rushed to the scene of the killing and shot Clarke to death Walter Clarko, hi other of Charles D, Clarke, and Hownrd Murphy then be gan a duel to mttle tho matter. Pistols were used. The men fought viciously, the end being that both were killed, Cleveland Out Gunning. Pilnceton, N J., Muy ! Former President Cleveland left Princeton to day and went In his private car to Philadelphia. There he took tho Haiti more and Ohio railroad for the west. It Is thought that he Is on another gunning tilp. as ho went west by tho Hime louto last yeai for that purpose. Another Chance foi Wiieback. Harrlsburg. Muy ! Wlrebatk. the Lancaster murderer, who was respited lodav, will bo the subject of further Inquiry us to his mental condition, and Preston, the Chester county murderer, will have anothni chance before the boaid of pat dons on an application for rfchAtarlnir. KNIGHT'S HELD TWO SESSIONS Beginning of the Conven tion of the Grand Commandery. REPORTS OF THE OFFICERS Duiing the Afternoon the Degree Was Conferred Upon Ninety-two Past Commandeis Presentation to the Grand Commander ot a Hand some Ebony Gavel Block Degree Confeired in the Evening by the Degree Team, of Anthracite Cora mandeiy Parade This Afternoon and Touiney in the Lyceum in tho Evening. SIR I' II AN U e.ltAY Of Chester Siipunu 1- S C. lltiorder. The liiht sessions of the convocation ot the grand commandery of the KnlgTits of Malta were held yesteiday and alley will be continued today. Tills afternoon the parade will be held and the event of tonight will li the touiney In the Lyceum Quietly and systematically the- grand ofhtcis and representatives y--teiday began the business vvhlth will come be fore them while assembled hi evnth annual convocation. The conmane'ery was cc-nvoked at 10 "0 o'clock yesterday moiulng with Grand Commander Sir John Gowland In the occidental chair. As staled In yestei day's Tiibune, all the gi and ofllceis, with the exception ot Grand Junior Wniden Sir Joseph W. Smlnk, were pres-nt,al.se about 125 rep resentatives Two sessions weie held, one njoinlng and one in the afternoon. The princi pal wink accomplished was the receiv ing of annual uports, giand enmmand- ei s auiiiess, appointment ot a press committee, conferring ot the degiee upon ninety -tivo past commander", liv ing of the session houis and incidental routine work. Grand Commander Sir John Gow land s addiess was an able efiort, and in pan was as follows. To the officers, representatives and companion?, of the Grand commandery of Pennsylvania, Ancient and Illustii ous Older Knights of Malta. "Greeting- We have left our homes nnd assembled In this beautiful cltv as mcmbeis of the Grand commandery" of rennsv lvania, to take part In the de liberations of this the seventh annual convocation, and endeavor to contitb 'tite, by our careful, thoughtful and wlso j dotei initiation of many and impoitant questions which shall come before us. I Amidst all the rivalries and activities of life, and the dlfllcultles we hive on- counteied and dealt with, the successes accomplished and defeats suffered, wo have completed tho history of another year for our noble order. Obedient to law and custom, It is my duty, as well as my pleasuie to review as concisely as possible the records of the past year up to April 25, 1591). The p.ist y ear has been remarkable foi the hatmorry fraternal feeling and good fellowship that existed among the Sli Knights to sue h a degree thai I am happy to be uble to state wu come together at this time with our thoughts centered upon the idea How can we best legislate for the best interest and welfare of the Ancient and Illustrious Oidei we have the honor to repro-ent, nnd with noble and lofty purposes to perform the many duties that may bo Imposed upon us9 When war was de clined with Spain nnd tho president called for volunteers, it Is with pride and pleasure I announce that many loval Sir Knights of the Keystone state responded to the call with that spirit of pattiotlsm, hetolsm and devo tion that nie characteristic of tho teachings of our noble order. "They went forth determined to avenge the Insult to the nation of the muny lives that were sacrificed by the blowing up of tho Maine, and that tho honor of our flag must be maintained. And ere pence was ddclarod they ban ished forever irom the American con tinent a form of government which has alwav.s been a menace to liberty, fi-eo Institutions and the pursuit of happi ness. As a slight expression of our appreciation of the many heroic Sir Knights who went forth In defense of our nation's honor, and those who sac rificed their lives, I would recommend that a sultnble memorial be prepared and published with the lecords of this convocation, 'Herewith Is respectfully submitted for your enlightenment an at count of my ofUelnl action?. If errors have been committed, companions wionged or friends maligned, the samo weie errorn of Judgment rather t nan Intentional WJOtlg." Following Is thu gist of the statist!- Continued on Pago ", i0' TUE NEWS THIS M0RXIXU Weather Indication! Today! FAIR; WARMER. fienerni The Advance of IUtcn. Pittsburg's Murder Case Knights Held Two Seselons. All Quiet In Samoa (lencral Ami rlcan lleef In Vorclgn Iximls Market and Stock Reports. Sports Atlantic, Xuttoti.il and Oilier League llao Pull (litinejt. IMitorlal Comment of the Press. Story "A Young Man In a Hnrrv." Local Second Dtrict Convention. Juko Ilryant Duns tho Mining King. Local Councils Palled to Muster a (Juorum Meeting ot DcntNts Knights Held Two Si-loivs (Con- eluded ) Local-Went Scranton and Siirlmrlmn News rtounil About Somnton Local Itefused to Gnint New Trials. TESTIMONIAL FOR ADMIRAL DEWEY He Will Be the Recipient of Many Honois on His Return Home Au tograph Letteis. Washington, May a Adiulial Dewey upon hln return to the I'nlted States Is to he piesented with .1 monstei test imonial consisting ot autograph let ters fiom nearly every member of President MeKlnley's cabinet, gover nors and states and niornliient I'nlted States senatois. The setretaiy of the tieaswv utiyrt ln his wiitten opinion of Dewev tlilt he legaids him as one ot a galaxy of men who have mftde the Ameilc n name honorable and Illustrious, '.he setretaiy ot state willes that ao ai ini tial commemoration of his vl-iory Is at all needed to pieservo it -t ve in the American heart, the setrctaiv. of the navy expu-sses slmllai views, the secietaiy ot agrUultuu- lemlnels Americans that Dewey In a day added an archipelago to the possessions cf the 1'nlted Staten the secletaiy or war writes that lie gladly adds his tilbuto oi ptalyc- to Dewey, and tne postmas ter geneial enthusiastically seconds the proposition to emphasize the giatitude of the people. While Admiral Dewjy will be the- tetipient a'" many lienors on his return home, this te.stlm tilal will he the first written evident e -tended to him of the very wldesiir'-.id sentiment of idmhation and giat'tude oil the pint of Amei leans for the v'-ior of .Manila. ARMY OFFICERS NEEDED. Not Enough Available foi Service in Cuba. Havana, May '1 Aimv otliceix hi Cuba are complaining that their du ties hero have become over-arduous on act ount of the Insutllc lent number of commissioned ofllcers who aie avail able for service thtoughout the IMnnd. A case in point Is that of the Kili'ii United States Intantry leglmetu, from which half the olllceis aie ahs. in A majority of the men in that regiment aie tecrults, and require eemstnn drilling The ofllceis, it Is alley -d. .lie, under the die umstances, piaeticaPv drill sergeants Some conipt'iia that they are so haul-worked that tin ; can not even llnd time to enjov their meals. Walter A Donaldson, assistant col lector of customs heie. Is about to re turn to tho United States on a two months' leave He has been Instructed I to go to Washl""' n to confei with the treasury ofl als then- regarding customs affairs. Mr Donaldson has been contlnuoui .' on the Island since July of last yeai He was the iirst American collector of cusloms at San tiago de Cuba. DECISION FOR ERNE. Veiy Lively Fight at the Lenox Athletic Club. New Y01 k, May 9 -There w as u large I crowded tonight at the Leno Athletic 1 1 , . club to witness the twerr y-flve-round encounter between Frank F.rne. the Buffalo lightweight, and Geoiae Mc-, Fadden, of New Yoik, who iccently : lowered the colors of Jon Gans, the clever Daltlmoie man The men, weighed In at 114 pouudp. Ume was the favorite in the betting at 100 to 70. In the twenty-tlfth and. last ic.und, McFadclen fought desperately, poking his light to the ear and blocking Urne's light 01 the wind It was give and take to the end of the lound, when the ' leferee decided the bout on points and ' gave the conte-st to Cine. Mass Meeting for Negroes. Uaston, V.i . May O A mass meeting of the students of Lnfavette college I was held todav, at which John M. Howell, of Philadelphia and Charles II Drown, of Jeisey City, were elected 1 manager and assistant mnnagei, re-1 spectlvely, of nest yeat's base ball 1 t.tn.vi r-i,niua i reiat nf nnhnniTn ! Iowa, was elected manager ot tho '03 foot ball team, v Ice Norman J Kruen, leslgned W. F Whitman, of Philadel phia. J. I' Pat dee. of Hazloton, and W. H. Ilulick, of Hasten, were elected member of the advlsoiy boaid of ath letics. Respites Granted. Hanisburg, May 9 Gov 01 nor Stone has gi anted respites until June 7 foi Ralph Wire-back, of Lancaster county, and James Preston, of Chester countv, two mutderers who were to have been executed next week Wiieback mut- de-ied his landloid. Dav hi It I.audiu, who was endeavoilng to have Wire back ejected from tin hoiibo Pic-tcton muidered his wife Asphyxiated by Gas. Philadelphia. May 9 John Hlnz. aged 23 yeais, and his wife, Henrietta, aged .'1 were asphyxiated by illuminating gas ns they slept last night They wore found dead In bed this morning with the gas issuing from the burner The couph were mnirled only lecently and t In Ii death is supposed to have boon ace Identai Moiocco Affair Settled. Tangier, Morocco, May 9 Tho claims of tho I'nlted Stntes ugalnst the gov ernment of Moiocco has beon settled The United States ciulser Chicago sailed from this port today to lesume I her voyage aiound Africa. ALL IS QUIET IN SAMOA The Suspension of Hos tilities continues Unbroken. REBELS LEAVE THB FORT Arrival of the Joint Commission Awaited Searching1 for Lead to Pievent Rebels Casting Bullets. Dr. Solf Returns A British Plnnt ei s Jtixperten.ee os a Uaptlvo oj the Rebels. Apia, amoi. May 4 fvla Auckland, N 7. . Mny 9) Hverythlng is quiet 011 the Island. Opeiation.s huve been sus pendi d pending the- 111 rival of the joint 1 onmilssiont is fiom Sm Fianctscok ftei 1 he eesi-ntion of hostilities, n. cleliichini nt ol UrUlsh soldiers lsltect the battle ground of Valllma. whero thev u-coveied an Ameiican lnaehliiM gun that had b-en captured by tho lebeds. The rebel forts at Loltopci nnd Yiitllin.t. were two milea long and of grfaAt ntri nuth be Inir lelnforceel by trenchet, and llfle pits. It was found that sfvtinl libels had died in the: trenches from the shock of bursting shells, hut without having been wound ed. .flrr the aiminke had boon agreed upon tin- ic-bcls left the- torts, siiigimc vvai songs of the- v jiuiuMicil Search for Lead. The eountrv is hems f-couiod by Hiiiish and Ameiican boldiera ii soaich lot lead fiom whioh the natives might muko bullets. A Biltlsh planter who had been a prisoner ln the hand- 01 the le-livls flu i weeks has nrilved: at Apia. His operlcnce.s during his captivity w'ie liightful. and many times he was thu-iteneel with beblg be headed Captain Stuiihe, tho ranking British naval olfhei hen-, ln companv with a. lnlhsloniii v. wont through the rebel lineH unmolested They found everything quiet pending the airlval of the Joint commlssioneis. Tin- Uiitlsh Uilrd-cUii-s cruiser Roy alist his sailed for Kngland by way ol Sydney. Dr. Solf, pn sldent of the munlcipii council, has returned here from a visit to the United States He will rrauvln Inactive until the commissioners ai rlve with advices, rive otlicers for the United States cruiser Philadelphia have uriived here em board the steam er Mariposa The United Htaws arm ed collier Brutus will lematn nt Apia, all this month An Ame-rlc an sailor, while drunk, w is shot with a revolver by a. marine who was airestiug him. The wound Is not serious Pennsylvania Foot Ball. Philadelphia. Mav 9. The following is the schedub of games for tho Unl veislty of Pennsvlvanla. foot ball team for the season of 1S')9. September 27. Franklin and Marshall at I'ranklln Field, Philadelphia, September 30, Le high at rnnklln Field October 4, Bucknell at Franklin Field, October 7, Hrovvn at Providence, R. I.. October 11. Virginia at Franklin Field; October 14, Indians at TiankUn Field; October is. Wesleyau at Fianklln Field; October i, Lafavotte at Franklin Field, October '1. Chicago at Chicago. Novembei 4. Harvard at Fianklln Field; November 11, Michigan at Franklin Field, No vember 17, State Collego at Franklin Field. Noveanber .", Cornell at Frank- lUi Field. Charges of Professionalism. Ithaca, N. Y , May 9 A meotlng of Cornell's nthletle council was held last lBht t.Uw n uctI"n ? "le charges ?f ".""Tlh'TnSR rt n t'AnV hind ot tlni arPttj foot Dan train, Xh Vw brought before that bodv iast winter. It was unanimously voted tilt the charges weie unfounded and Hweetland was restored to the position of an amateur athlete in good standing, It Is Shetland's Intention to begin training tor the 'vaislty crow under Coach Courtney. It is also probabli j that he will train for the foot ball tfom Itt AW wuyicnmvi Raleigh Runs Aground. Charleston, S C , May 9 Tho orutsem Raleigh, which tan aground this morn ing while coming up to the city, was pulled 01T at high tide this evening antl proceeded up to the h.ubor to her an chorage It was stated by her ortlcers that a superllclal examination disclosed no Injuiles to her hull Tho accident: necessitated a postponement ot tho olllclal reception to the cruiser and thU will be can led out tomorrow montlnc according to programme . - Steamship Arrivals, New Yen k, May 9 An Iv ed- Amster dam from Rotteidatn Cleared: HrlN tannic, for Llveipool, Pails, for South ampton. Frlesland, for Antwerp. Sailed Kaiser Wllhelm Her Grosse, Hremen via Southampton and Cher bouig. Sicily Pa-bed SpanrniUm, New Yoik for Rotteidam Crookhaven: Pasted stearnei Majestic . New York for Llveipool Tripped on the Tracks. Harrlsburg Mav 9 Muiy RWler. aged five years was Knocked down by a shifting engine neai her home on Mulberry stieet todav and one leg was turrlbly crushed, making amputation at the thigh necess-ary. The child tripped us she run across the tracks. Will Receive Dowey. New York May 9 At a meeting of the board of uldeimen today an en thusiastic u-solutlon calling for nn of ficial reception to Ad111i1.1l Dewey upon his nrilval In tills 1 Itv wns adopted unanimously. m - --- -- WEATHER TORECAST. WiiMlitiihtiui Mav 8 1'orecast for K.ihieiin I'eniiH.vlv.iiii 1 Fair Wednesday. ptobubly hovvers Thursday; varlablo wluds, shitt ing to MlllllKTly. Hft Hftttt 4 i .