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The Bombardment Con
tinues Almost In
Dr. Leonard, Secretary of the Meth
odist Missionary Society, Sends
an Alarming Cablegram from Ohe
foo Three Missionaries Saved on
a Gunboat, but It Is Believed That
the Remaining Twenty-Four Mis
sionaries Have Been Massacred.
Rome, Junp 22. A dispatch from
Taku, dated yesterday (Thursday),
"An International column, consisting
of British, Russian and Japanese
troops, left Taku this morning for
Tien-Tsln. An Italian detachment,
commanded by an ensign, will remain
hero to guard the Italian flag, which,
with the flags of the other powers, has
been hoisted over the forts.
"The detachment of Italian sailors,
which participated In the capture of
the forts, suffered no loss.
"German enforcements from Klao
Chou and British reinforcements from
Hong Kong have arrived here."
Che Foo, Juno 22. It Is reported
ofliclallv that the bombardment of
Tien-Tsln with large guns Is being con
tinued Incessantly. The foreign con
cessions have almost nil been burned,
and the American consulate has been
The Russians are occupying the rail
road station, but are hard pressed. Re
inforcements are needed urgently. The
casualties have been heavy.
The railroad Is open from Tong-Tau
to Chlng-Llang-Chung, half-way to
Missionaries Murdered.
New York, June 22. Rev. Dr. Leon
ard, secretary of the Methodist Mis
sionary society In this city, received
the following cablegram today:
"Che Poo, June 15. Tlen-Tsin bom
barded. Pekln very serious. Hopkins,
Brown and King saved gunboat.
"(Signed) Brown."
The thiee men mentioned are mis
sionaries. Dr. Leonard infers from the
fact that only those who were saved
are cabled, the remaining twenty-four
missionaries in Tien-Tsln having been
murdered by the Boxers.
Amone them are many women, In
cluding Ave in the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society, and members of
the Haynor, Pike, Hopkins and Brown
Mr. Brown is the Rev. F. Brown, of
Tlen-Tsin. The others referred to are
N. S. Hopkins, M. D and the Rev. II.
K. King. Dr. Hopkins is stationed at
Tsun-Hua, and Mr. King at Pekln.
Last week word was received that
the Methodist missionaries at Tsun
Hua had gone to Tlen-Tsin for safety.
At the missionary society it Is esti
mated that, including their wives and
families, there are now thirty-seven
Americans under the protection of the
gunboat referred to.
Silence Remains Unbroken.
London, June 23, 3 a. m. The silence
Pekln continues unbroken. Four
thousand men of the allied forces were
having sharp defensive fighting at
Tlen-Tsin, Tuesday and Wednesday,
with a prospect of nelng reinforced
Thursday. This Is the situation In
China, as set forth in the British gov
ernment dispatch.
"Eight hundred Americans are tak
ing part in the fighting at Tien-Tsln,"
says the Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Express, cabling last evening,
"and they apparently form a part of
a supplementary force, arriving with
Germans and British after the con
flict started. It Is Impossible to esti
mate the number of the Chinese there,
but they had a surprising number of
This information appears to have
been brought by the United States
gunboat Nashville to Che Foo and
telegraphed thenco to Shanghai. The
Chinese are desertlmr Shanghai In
largo numbers and going Into the In
terior. Reports from native sources
continue to reach Shanghai of anarchy
In Pekin. According to these tales, the
streets are filled day and night with
Boxers, who are wholly beyond the
control of the Chinese troops, and who
are working themselves up to a frenzy
and clamoring for the death of all for
eigners. The English consulate at Shanghai Is
Bald to have received from Influential
natives reports of a tragedy In the
palace at Pekln, though precisely what
Is not defined. The consulate thinks
that Admiral Seymour, commander of
the international relief column, was
misled by Information from Pekln and.
consequently, underestimated the diffi
culties in his way and the Chinese
power of resistance with Maxim guns
and Mausers.
The consuls at Shanghai still believe
the foreign ministers at Pekln safe,
although Japanese reports received at
Shanghai allege that, up to June 15,
too foreigners had been killed In Pekln.
The Daily Express says;
"We understand that Mr. Reginald
rhomas Tower, secietary of the Brit-
embassy in Washington. Is to sue-
fd Sir Olaude MacDonald at Pekln.
and that the rcaBon of Sir Claude's
recall la the breakdown to his health."
A special dispatch from Vienna says:
Li as an Intermediary.
"LI Hung Chang has wired the vari
ous Chinese legations In Europe, direct
ing them to Inform the governments to
which thev are accredited that he Is
called to Pekln by the empress to act
ns intermediary between China and the
powers, to negotiate a settlement of
the points at Issue; and he Instructs
them to beg the powers to facilitate
his mission by ceasing to send troop
to China."
Sheng, director general of telegraphs,
wires from Shanghai to the Chinese
legation in Europe that the foreign
legations in Pekln are safe. It Is re
ported that the British government
will Immediately send 1,200 marines to
China and possibly, according to some
of the morning papers, 10,000 of the
regulars now with Lord Roberts.
Tien-Tsln Missionaries.
Boston, June 22. The missionary so
cieties represented in Tien Tsin in
clude the American board. The con
cession or place of residence of for
eigners is some two miles from the
city. At present the only missionary
of the American board at Tien Tsin is
Rev. J. II. Roberts, who is assisted
by Mrs. F. D. Wilder. Rev. Mr. Rob
erts is a native of Hartford, Conn. He
gtaduated from Yale and began mis
sion work in 1S77. His family Is in
this country. Other missionary so
cieties represented in Tien Tsin are:
The London society and the China
InlanI mission. The American Bible
society, New York, is represented by
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Gummon.
Short of Ammunition.
Berlin June 22. The commander of
the German squadron at Taku has
wired as follows to the government:
"A French ofllcer who hns arrived
here from Tien Tsin, which he left
June 20, reports that for three days
the city had been bombarded by the
Chinese, and that the troops of the
foreign detachment were short of am
munition. "The German cruiser Irene has ar
rived here with 240 marines, who, with
3S0 English and 1,500 Russians, pro
ceeded to the relief of Tien Tsin. The
railway is working from Taku to with
in 15 kilometres of Tien Tsin."
Russia's Views.
St. Petersburg, June 22. The view
expressed by both the press and poli
ticians. Is that Russia should make
comn.on rauso with the other powers
in meeting the common danger In
China. It is pointed out, however,
that when once the time arrives to set
tle the Chinese question Russia must
regulate her true Interests, which differ
greatly from those of the other powers
andf pteent her more particularly
from definitely embarking In hostili
ties against the vast Chinese empire,
her neighbor.
This is also understood to be a gov
ernment view of the situation.
Foreign Representatives at Wash
ington Anxious for News.
Washington, June 22. During the af
ternoon M. Cambon, the French am
bassador, and Lord PauncefotM, the
British ambassador, visited the state
department. These frequent visits to
Secretary Hay of the ambassadors of
nations interested in the Chinese sit
uation fairly Illustrate the feverish
anxiety with which every development
in the situation Is being watched. It
also may be regarded as an expression
of the confidence reposed by Europe In
the correct Intentions of the United
States government', which by Its
prompt action at the beginning of the
demonstration at Taku, has managed
to make the relief movement imper
sonal, so to speak, as between the na
tions. The French government, in ad
dlton to those already recorded, has
now signified its accession to the un
derstanding that the movement In
Chnia is to be conducted in the com
mon interest; for the protection of the
lives and Interest of foreigners In
China and not for any national gain.
It turned out during the day that the
warships which have arrived at Shang
hai are three Chinese Armstrong built
crulseis. Not much apprehension is
felt on account of the apearance of
these vesesls at Shanghai, for the of
ficials believe that there is no doubt
as to the good intentions of the
Chinese navy. It Is only as to the
Chinese army that doubt exists and
the administration officials are exas
perated at the peculiar omission from
every official message of any statement
which would clear up the doubt as to
whether or not the Chinese army, as
well as the Boxers, arc opposing the
relief column, and if the former then
whether the troops are rebels or are
acting under orders from the Chinese
This point Is of the utmost Impor
tance for upon It depends the attitude
to be assumed by the United States
Toward China, and by that test must
be determined the question, "Are we
at war -frith China?" The state depart
ment still holds to a negative view
and It has received recently a power
ful support in its position by the at
titude assumed by the various Euro
pean chancellories. Without exception
the European advices to the depart
ment Indicate that the governments
there do not yet regard the develop
ments in China as warranting the as
sumption that state of war exists. The
general disposition to avoid the ap
plication to China of the same rules
that govern intercourse between high
ly civilized nations, and even if there
have been Infractions of these rules
by the Pekln government providing it
shows readiness to make amends and
do what Is necessary to safeguard for
eign life and property In China, it is
likely that that government will be
dealt with leniently In the common in
terest and to prevent a diamember
ment of China.
Just at the close of the day a long
message was dispatched by the navy
department to Admiral Remey at Ma
nila, supposed to be In execution of
the cabinet's declson to strengthen the
United States forces at Taku. Noth
ing was made public respecting the
communication received earlier In the
day from the east but In view of the
reported arrival of the gunboat NaBh
vllle at Chcefoo it is assumed that the
message relates to the movements of
that vessel,
Disastrous Conflagration
In Heart of the
' City.
Flames Spread from Elchbaum
Building to Duff's College, Piatt's
Restaurant, Exchange and First
National Banks, Hussey Building
and Murdock's Floral Shop En
tire Business Block Threatened.
Loss of Life Feared Whole Fire
Department Called Out.
Pittsburg, June 22. Fire broke out
in the live-story Elchbaum building, at
242 Fifth avenue, about 1.30 o'clock this
afternoon and fifteen minutes later had
spread to Duff's College building,
Piatt's restaurant, the Exchange Na
tional bank, A. M. Murdock's floral es
tablishment and the Hussey building.
The flames burned llercely nnd tho
occupants of the buildings were forced
to flee for their lives. Several peisons
are reported to have been caught in
the college building, and, it is feared,
were burned to death.
At 1.50 o'clock the flames crossed tho
street and set tho handsome Iron build
ing of the First National bank, at the
corner of Fifth avenue and Wood
street on fire. The roof was damaged
before the flames could be extin
The fire is in the heart of the cltv,
and the buildings burning aie all fine
structures. No estimate of the losses
can be made at this time, but they un
doubtedly will be heavy.
The entire fire department has been
called out and Is working heroically to
stay the flames. It Is feared, however,
that the buildings on the south side of
the street will be entirely consumed.
The First National bank building ad
joins the Western Union main office,
but the flames have not yet spread to
that building.
The fire started In the rear of the L
shaped building facing on Diamond
street. The structure was recently
purchased by the Central District
Printing Telegraph company, and was
being fitted up as an office for long
distance telephone business.
As Boon as the fire broke out the Ex
change bank employes carried money
and valuables into the bank's vaults
and locked the doors. The building
was recently remodelled, at an expense
of many thousands of dollars.
Several stories of the Hussey build
ing were occupied by the Pittsburg
Coal company, and frantic efforts were
made to remove its valuable papers,
as the building seemed to be doomed.
At 2.15 o'clock the entire block bound
ed by Wood, Fifth avenue, Diamond
alley and Market street was In danger.
At 2.25 o'clock the fire seemed to be
under control. The Elchbaum and Duff
buildings are gutted, but the others
will probably be saved.
When the fire was discovered fifty
students were on v the fifth floor of
Puff's college. A panic ensuea, but be
yond a few bruises and contusions all
reached the street In safety.
William Davis Sold Railroad Tickots
at Reduced Rates.
Philadelphia, June 22. William Da
vis, alias Debree, was held In $800 ball
for court today, charged with scalping
railroad tickets. Davis was arrested
in a hotel by Detective Butler, who
purchased from tho alleged scalper a
Pennsylvania railroad ticket at cut
rates. On Davis' person was found an
envelope containing several tickets for
points west and south. Davis Is said
to have bought tickets from visiting
delegates who desire to prolong their
stay in the city.
The district attorney says he will
puslt the case.
Fifteenth Regiment and Its Officers
Honorably Discharged.
Harrisburg, June 22. General orders
weie issued today from the National
Guard of Pennsylvania, placing on the
retired list Colonel W. T. Mechling,
Lieutenant Colonel Frank C. Baker,
Major A. J. Davis and Lieutenants
William A. McCoy and George S. Mech
ling, Fifteenth regiment.
The regiment ceased to be an or
ganization of the guard, the regimental
officers anu non-commissioned officers
having been honorably discharged.
Washington, June 22. The following Is the
text of Governor Roosevelt's message to Presi
dent McKlnley:
"New York, June 21.
"Hon. Win. McKlnley, Washington, D. C.
"I appreciate deeply jour congratulations and
am proud to be associated with )ou on the
ticket. (Signed) "Theodore Roosevelt."
Big Campaign Contribution.
Philadelphia, June 2J. Governor Herbert M,
Wells, Thomas Kearni and Charles !'. Loose, thiee
of the six delegates from Utah, today announced
that they had each forwarded checks for ?o0,000
to Chairman Hanna as a conttibution to tho cam
palgn fund. Four )ears ago these three dele
gates were Brjan leaders. Wells Is a silver Re
publican and voted for Brran; Kearn Is the own
er of a silver mine at Provo, and Loose is vice
president of a bank. They contributed 123,000
each to the Bryan campaign.
Degrees at Bethlehem.
Bethlehem, Pa., June 22. Bishop Levering, to.
day, conferred degrees on twenty-one graduates
of the Moravian parochial school. Amos II.
Clauder was the salutatorian and Miss Helen T.
Qulgg, the valedictorian. Lehigh university
scholarships were awarded by Dr. Drown to
salutatorlan Clauder, Roberts, Gocrllch and Chas.
W, Leuden.
Forty-Fifth Annual Gathering at
Wllllamsport, Pa., Juno 22. The
forty-fifth annual meeting of the Penn
sylvania State Teachers' association,
which meets in this city on Tuesday,
July 23, at 10 o'clock, will receive a
henrtv welcome at the hands of Wlll
iamsport's citizens and the teachers of
the city nnd county, who have already
enrolled en masse. Tho executive com
mittee of tho association has completed
Its labois In a highly satisfactory
manner, nnd the Indications point to
this being one of the largest and most
enthusiastic sessions held In years.
President John A. M. Passmoro Is
working hard to have the attendanco
exceed the 1,000 mark and Is meeting
with much apparent success alroady
the paid enrollment Is nearlng 500. Tho
proceedings of the sessions of the as
sociation, together with those of the
city and borough superintendents and
the State Directors' association, will
be published in a pamphlet and dis
tributed to those enrolling.
State Superintendent of Public In
struction N. C. Schaefter, Superintend
ent Edward Brooks, of Philadelphia;
Hon. John Hamilton, of tho depart
ment of agriculture; Dr. William A.
Lamberton, A. M. Lltt, D. D., of Phila
delphia; President Edward Warfleld,
of Lafayette college, and Dr. W.'H.
Crawford, president of Allegheny col
lege; Prof. Franklin Spencer Edmonds
and Dr. Francis Burke Brandt, of the
central high school, Philadelphia; Dr.
James L. Hughes, Inspector of schools,
Toronto, Canada, and many other
prominent school men will take part
in the programme. The round-table
conferences will be an Important fea
ture of tho work of the session, Wed
nesday and Thursday afternoons being
devoted to them. Wednesday evening
a patriotic mass meeting will bo held,
under the auspices of the association,
which will be addressed by Congress
man W. S. Tavlor, of Ohio. At the
close of the meeting a receotion will
be tendered the members of the asso
ciation by the city teachers on the
lawn of tho Paik hotel. On Friday
there will be n popular excursion to
picturesque Eaglesmere.
Expects to Carry Kentucky by Ma
jority That Cannot Bo CountedOut
Philadelphia, June 22. Ex-Governor
W. S. Taylor, of Kentucky, who Is still
here, but expects to return tonight to
Indianapolis, was in high spirits to
day over the result of the convention.
In an interview he said:
"We shall carry Kentucky by such
an overwhelming majority that they
will not dare to count us out," he said.
You see," he continued, "You people
out east here don't understand our
position. Kentucky Is not lost to Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt. If the national
committee will do Its full duty.and give
the co-operation cud aid they require,
the Blue Grass state will be found In
line for McKlnley and Roosevelt next
November. Roosevelt is very popular
in Kentucky, because of his manly ex
pressions of sympathy in our behalf.
He Is an Ideal campaigner. On the
platform he Is always logical and like
wise magnetic. His sterling honesty
shows itself in every line of his face.
I hope he will take the stump and visit
our state. He is my candidate for
president in 1904."
The Steamer Leaves Philadelphia
Upon a Voyage.
Philadelphia, June 22. The United
States steamer Prairie, Captain Swift,
left this port today on her annual prac
tice cruise, having on board sixty
members of the Pennsylvania Naval
battalion. Under the programme pre
pared by the navy department the bat
talion' will spend today In familiariz
ing themselves with their surroundings
and tomorrow the actual work of the
cruise will begin. The first part of the
practice will consist of the ordinary
routine of duty on a man-of-war, with
special reference to aiming, drill and
gun practice. This will be followed by
calibre target practice.
On the return of the Prairie about
June SO an effort will be made to have
the entire battalion reorganized, In or
der to permit of Its use by the state in
cases of emergency.
Women's Championship Games at
Philadelphia, June 12. Tho best tennis of the
women's championship tournament was witnessed
today at the Philadelphia Cricket club grounds,
where tho national championship is being hotly
contested. The attendance was much larger than
on any previous day of the tournament. Follow
ing is a summary of the day's play:
Women's sinslc, semi-finals Jliss Parker, of
Chicago, beat Miss Morris, Philadelphia, 6 0, G-!;
Miss McAteer, Pittsburg, beat Miss Hanks, Phil,
adelpbla, fl-4. 7-5.
Women's doubles, finals Miss McAtcer, Pitts
burg, and Miss Wimer, Washington, vs. Miss
Parker, Chicago, and Miss Champlin, Chicago,
Mixed doubles, finals Miss Hunnewell, Boston,
and Arthur Codman, Boston, beat Miss Shaw,
Boston, and 0. Atkinson, Boston, 11-9, 6 3, C-l.
Disqualified for Fouling.
New York, June 22. Joe Bernstein, of this
city, met Sol Smith, of Los Angelts, at the
Broadway Athletic club and after fighting four
teen rounds Smith was disqualified for fouling.
The men wero matched to fight twenty-five
rounds at 121 pounds. From the outset Smith
seemed Inclined to lose on a foul. Several times
he dropped to one knee to avoid punishment.
Pennsylvania Pensions.
Washington, Juno 22. The following pensions
have been granted: Simon Rarich, Drum, Lu
rerne county, $0: Charles B, Sanders, Avoca,
Luzerne county, $8j John Marti, Scranton, $S;
Charlotte F. Carter, widow, Scranton, $3.
Boston. Juno 22. Augustus Lowell, A. M., died
at his home in Brookllne, today. He was a
vice-president of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences.
Towanda, Pa., June 22. Hon. Flojd L. Kin
ner, chairman of the Bradford county Republi
can committee, died at his home In Athens
today, after an Illness of several months. lie
was horn In Sussex counly, N, J,, May 27, 18M.
In 1S02 he was elected a member of the legit
lature and took a prominent part In the pro
ceedings of tho session. His aged mother Is the
only surviving memlwr of his family. Funeral
services will be held Monday forenoon under
Masonic auspices.
Two Strikers Are Wounded by Coal
and Iron Police.
Wilkes-Barre, June 22. A riot oc
curred at tho Fernwood colliery of tho
Butler Mine company, near Yatesvllle,
this morning. The men employed at
the colliery have been on strike for
some time past. This morning they
Interrupted a number of non-union
men who were on their wny to the
mine to work. William Holleran, a
pump-runner, was one of the men
stopped. He showed light and the
strikers gathered around him in large
numbi'M. Some one in the crowd fired
off a revolver. This brought the coal
and iron policemen, who have been
guarding the works, to the scene.
The strikers, It Is alleged, fired their
revolvers and the police opened fire
on them. Two of the strikers dropped
to the ground. They were Joseph
Santo, who was shot in the calf of
tho right leg, and Joseph Paggado,
shot In the shoulder. The wounded
were taken to a house nearby and
their lnj tries dressed. When the
strikers saw their two companions
shot they fled in a panis to the woods
nearby. Fearing another attack, the
owners of the mine called upon Sheriff
Harvey lor aid. The sheriff sent a
number of deputies to the scene.
Lator warrants were Issued for
twenty of the strikers, charging them
with engaging In a riot. It is expected
to make some arrests tomorrow. All
Is quiet at the mine tonight.
Senator Hanna Pleased with Phila
delphia's Part in Convention.
Philadelphia, June 22. National
Chairman Hanna today held a confer
ence with Joseph H. Manley, of Maine;
Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin; Sena
tor Scott of West Virginia; National
Committeemen Richard C. Kerens, of
Mlsrounri; General Grosvenor, of Ohio,
nnd several other members of the na
tional committee.
While unofficial the meeting was
said to bo for a general settling up
of the accounts of the committee and
other matters that required attention
before the committee finally adjourned.
There was also some discussion among
the members with relation to the work
of tne now executive committee which
whs mimed by Chairman Hanna last
Mayor Ashbrldge vlsltcl Senator
Hanna and was highly complimented
by the national chairman for Philadel
phia's part In the success of the con
vention. m
Much Interest Evinced in the Events
at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 22. Much Interest
was evinced today In the relay and
bicycle races, individual apparatus
work and field sports of the North
American Turner band. Only two bi
cycle races were finished owing to the
lack of starters In the other events.
The one mile and five mile races were
won by A. R. Erens, of Chicago, fin
ishing the first in 2.53 4-5 and the sec
ond in 15.03 1-5. Julius R. Shaff, of
this cits, was second In both events.
The 000 yards relay race was won by
the North St. Louis team in C7 1-3 sec
onds. Lach team consisted of six
men, one man for eech 1C0 yards. The
fencing bouts were continued today. In
foils yesterday Carl Waldbott, of Chi
cago, is conceded to have won first
place, although the Judges have not
yet figured out tho percentages. In
the broad sword contest today Louis
C, Grelner, of Chicago, tecured 11 out
of 18 points, and Cnrl Waldbott was
second with 10 points.
Thirty-Third Annual Convention
Held at Saratoga.
Saratoga, June 22. At today's session of the
thirty-third annual convention of the American
Railway Master Mechanics' association there
wero discussions on the relative merits of cast
iron and steel tired wheels; on tho advantage
of ton-uile basis for motive power statistics,
flanged tires and on compound locomotives. The
reports of the auditing and nominating com
mlttees were submitted.
The discussions on topical questions were open
ed by S. M. Vanclain, of Philadelphia, and J. K.
Sauge, of Schnectady. A discussion also followed
on the report of Journal bearings, cj Under met
als and lubrication. The master car bulldeis
and tho master mechanics this afternoon went
to Schnectady as the guctts of the Ellis Schne;
tady Locomotive woiks and the General Electric
works. They will return to Saratoga this even
ing. Times-Herald Crop Report.
Chicago, June 22. The Times-Herald tomor
row will publish a crop report prepared by Snow,
the crop expert, who has Just completed a two
weeks' trip through tho states of Minnesota,
North and South Dakota. Ho declares the situ-
ation a national calamity and claims the wheat
failure the worst ever known. He estimates the
Dakotas as promising only 20,000,000 bushels
each, and Minnesota, 31,000,000, a total of 75,
000,000 sgalnst 200,000,000 last ear and 225,000,
000 In 1698.
Two Boys Killed.
Camden, N. J., June 22. Harry Sagle, aged 12
years, and Charles Sutton, aged U years, of West
Berlin, N. J., about fifteen miles below here,
were Instantly killed today by an Atlantic City
Evprcss at Dobson's crossing, near their home.
The boys were waiting for a train on another
track to pass and stepped on the other track
Just as the exprcs came along. Their bodies
w ere horribly wangled.
Weather Indication! Today:
1 General Bombardment of Tien Tsin Con
Generals Roberts and Duller Will Join Hands.
Disastrous Fire at Pittsuurg.
2 General Northeastern Pernsjlvanla.
Financl.ll and Comma clal.
3 Local Sunday School Lcrson for Tomorrow.
Iteltfrlous News of tho Week.
4 Editorial.
News and Comment.
5 Local Social and Personal.
One Woman's Views.
0 Local Son Charged with Conspiring to Kill
His Father.
7 Local High School Graduates Receive Their
Frequent Assaults on West Scranton Young
8 Local West Pcranli and Suburban.
0 Hound About the County.
10 Local Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Green
Ridge Presbjtcrian church.
Industrial Jottings.
Max Pierstein Was the Man Who
Escorted Him There.
Jacob Ellman, the renowned Hawk
shaw, was In tho county Jail nnd his
dearest enemy, Constable Max Fler
steln, had the proud privilege of es
corting him there.
If you know Max and, further, if you
know of the deadly teud that exists
between these two worthy servers of
writs, you will realize that Max was
a very happy man last night. His black
hair stood upright from very glee.
Ellman was arrested recently on a
charge of assault and battery, and
Sam Miller, of Railroad avenue, be
came his bondsman. Recently some
one told Miller that Ellman was making
ready to depart for other scenes, and
Miller surrendered Ellman and Fler
steln lodged him safely In jail at hall
the usual rates.
If vou "know Max, you will realize
that this was something of a sacrifice.
Ellman says he Is the victim of a
conspiracy and Intimates rather broad
ly that It was Flersteln who started
the departure story. Late last night
another bondsman was furnished and
he was released.
Terrible Offense Charged Against a
Collector for L. B. Webb.
Alderman W. S. Millar yesterday Is
sued a warrant for the arrest of an
unknown, man, who, it is alleged, made
a dating attempt Thursday to out
rage the 6-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. J. Leonard, who live on
Spruce street, between Franklin and
Mifllln avenues.
The man Is employed by L. B. Webb,
of 127 Robinson street, and went to the
home of the Leonards to collect a
bill due Vebb. The little girl was the
only one 'n the house at the time, and
It is charged that the collector made
a most dastardly assault upon her.
lie was frightened off by her cries.
Armed with a warrant, Officer Byers,
of Alderman Millar's office, went to
Webb's place yesterday, but the lat
ter refused to give the name of the
employe In question. He said ho had
gone to Blnghamton. Tho house was
searched from cellar to garret, but no
trace of the man could bo found. The
accused Is a man 27 years of age.
The Woman Who Murdered Her
Husband Released from Asylum.
New York, June 22 Mrs. Grace K. Ramsey,
who killed her husbind, Hcrbeit J. Ramsey, on
June 23 of last )car, in the Garden hotel, to
see the color of his blood, and who spent some
months In the Matteaw-an State asylum for the
criminal Insane, was finally given her liberty
today by Jridge McMahon, in the court of gen
eral sessions, having been found to be now
sane. She was acquitted by a Jury as having
been Insane at the time of the murder, but the
Judge had her committed to the tombs again
to have her mind examined and to investigate
tho case.
Mrs. Ramsey took an afternoon train for Wil
liamsport, where her mothir and babe are.
Rumor That He Will Give Way to
Woodruff Is Denied.
New York, June 22. B. 11. Odcll, Jr., chair
man of the Republican date committee, had his
attention directed today to the statement of an
ardent partisan of Lieutenant Governor Woodrulf
that Governor Roosevelt would probably resign,
making way for Mr. Woodruff In the executtvo
office, the c-xpected result being the nomination
of Mr. Woodruff for governor. Mr. Odcll Bald:
"Governor Roosevelt will not resign. He will
servo out his turn, as Governor Cleveland did
alter ho was nominated for pre.ident. There
h no reason why he should resign."
Mrs. Dewey Buys an Island.
Halifax. N. S., June 22. Sirs. Admiral Dewey
has bought Kingf.ih island, where she will build
a summer residence. It is a delightful summer
resort Bbout forty miles from Halifax and is
a favorite place with many United States people,
particularly Pennsylvanians.
Lumber Yard Burned,
Philadelphia, June 22. The coal and lumber
jard, of T, Elmer Wllsel & Brothers, Sedgcly
and Cermantown avenues, adjoining the Penn
sylvania railroad was destroyed by are today,
causing a loss of $15,000, covered by insurance.
Roberts' and Buller's Men
to Meet in Hei
delburg. -
Dividing Orange River Colony from
Transvaal Do Wet and His
Burghers to Bo Confined to tha
Former Communication. Between
Natal and Pretoria to Be Re
opened Boers Surrendering Armsu
London, June 22. Lord Roberts ro
ports that General Ian Hamlltdd
reached tho springs yesterday en routes
for Heidelburg to Join hands with!
General Buller, who is expected tq
reach Standerton tomorrow.
Lord Roberts' dispatch in full is aa
Pretoria, Juno 22. Ian Hamilton's
column reached tho springs yesterday,
en route to Heidelburg, whero theyj
will join hands with Bullor's troops,
who reached Paardokop yesterday and
will be at Standerton tomorrow, thus
opening up communications between
Pretoria and Natal and preventing any
Joint action between the Transvaalera
and the people of the Orange River,
Baden-Powell reports from Rusten-
burg that he found the leading Boers
very pacific and cordial on his return
journey hence. Commandant Steyn
nnd two actively hostile field cornets
had been captured during his absence.
Lord Edward Cecil, the administra
tor of the Rustenburg district, has ta
date collected 3,000 rifles.
The commissioner at Kroonstad re
ports that 311 rifles have been handed
In at Wolmarnstad.
The first train for Pretoria left Capo
Town yesterday.
Will Look After Steyn.
London, June 23 (3.45 a. m.). Gen-
eral Steyn's forces in the Orange)
River colony are for the time 'drawing;
most of tho attention of Lord Roberts,
rather to the neglect of Commandant
General Louis Botha and President
Kruger. The severance between tho
Transvaal and Orange River colony
was completed yesterday, as Lord
Roberts said It would bo by the ar
rival of General Buller's advance
guard under Lord Dundonald, at Stan
derton. The wide net around the 6,000
or 8,000 men under General Steyn will
now contract. Adroit maneuvering
nnd brisk fighting are likely to take
place, because until all resistance
south of the Vaal is at an end tho
British line of communications will
not be safe. President Kruger's sons,
who surrendered to General Baden
Powell, are back on their farms and
working peacefully. General Badeti
Powell started with only 300 men from
Mafeklng. and he made the last sec
tion of his ride to Pretoria with only
35. Lord Roberts met him in the out
skirts of the town and escorted hint
,to the presidency.
Dundonald at Standerton.
Kaatzbosch, June 22. General Dun
donald, with the Third cavalry bri
gade, occupied Standerton today with
out opposition. The burghers left yes
terday after having blown up the rail
road bridge and doing other damage.
The infantry marched twenty-two
miles today and camped at Kaatzbosch
Spruit tonight.
British Discharge Employes ot
Netherlands Railroad.
Amsterdam, June 22. Tho Nether
lands Railroad company of South Af
rica has received official notification
of the expulsion from the Transvaal
of 1,400 of its employes, with their fam
ilies. The Dutch consul at Lorenzo Mar
ques telegraphs that a proclamation
has been Issued to the effect that tho
company's officials who refuse to do
British military transport work will
be. sent to Europe via East London,
Cape Colony.
Protection for the Town Against At
tack by Outlying Forts.
Washington. Juno 22. The state de
partment received a cable message
from Consul General Coodnow at
Shanghai announcing tho arrival thero
of two steel cruisers. No details ara
The vessels, It is supposed, are Brit
ish cruisers to protect the town in tha
event of an attack from the outlying
rourtceu Vessels to Convey the Con
tingent to China.
Calcutta, Juno 22. Fourteen trans
ports will convey troops from India to
All except sis are In port. Tho Ner
budda and Palamcotta will probably
sail Sunday with the Seventh Bengal
Races Declared Off.
Bethlehem, Pa., Ji-no 22. The Pennsylvania
State Fair association tonight declared ott next
week's Bethlehem races fur $3,000 In purses, ow.
ing to tho small number of entries received.
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Washington, June 22. Forecast for
Saturday and Sunday! Eastern Pennsyl.
v ania Show era ond cooler Saturday;
fresh east to northeast winds. Sunday,
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