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ft *our Men Accused of Poisoning
l' ,'y Pretty Jennie Bosschieter.
S The Prisoner* Are Members of Fromif
nent Families ? They Are Charged
k With Stupefying the Girl First, Then,
After She Died, They Left the Body by
g the Koad.side?An Atroi-ioxis Crime.
W-' Paterson, N. J. (Special).?The last
trace of mystery surrounding the kill?
<n of Jennie Bosschieter, the seventeenyear-old
girl whose body was found
: near the Wagaraw Bridge over the
l'assaic itiver. the other day. has been
cleared away. Four men. members of
Isome of the most prominent families
in Paterson, have been arrested,
charged with having murdered the girl
[ ^ with an overdose of a drug,
t The prisoners are Walter C. McAlisI
tor. Andrew Campbell, George J. Kerr,
f and William A. Death. The charge
r against them reads that they did wiim
fully, maliciously and with malice
Bf aforethought murder Jennie BosschieB
ter by administering to her a certain
9 powerful potion or drug, from the efB
fects of which, after lingering awhile,
9 she died." Death is the pensilty of the
J offense wi.n which they are charged,
r Three of the accused have made full
f;1, ' confessions. The Chief of Police mjuj^/1
I a formal complaint charging aljjfour
with wilful murder, and thexJr^ere
taken before Recorder SeniojjF They
Hma were represented by able coJ^usei. i)U't
UBk all waived examinationdgftHwere committcd
to jail without bCjj to await the
HH|Maction of the Grand Ja?y( now in scsBtS3?
mon "?dur aJrest are all well
McAllister j* tlie S0Q of jameg
BH^fln^WcAllister, a siW. tiirowster. and is
KBH^^?isiuess with4F^jg fadier Kerr be
MflBHKuffs a brother of former Judge
BRHHH^^P^Villiam Death is an advertisIHKMM^^Hblieitor.
and is a vouujr married
9^H0K|nnR Campbell was a clerk' in the
of John Hand & Sons, silk manuP^^racturers.
The arrest of these men was followed
Hv , up^by the taking into custody of CJustav
H. Scowcroft. who confessed that
fit it was in his hack, driven by him, that
raff the crime was ^mmitted. He was re?
leased on $500 bail, furnished by his
k The story in outline of ^hat if revm
garded as one qf?the most horrible
MR crimes in the history of New Jersey,
HI i Miss Bosschieter .was lured to a sa-'
loon about 10 o'clock on Thursday
night. There she was drugged, placed
ZK In a cab with the four men, driven to a
? remote place on the outskirts of the
B town, taken unconscious to the gropnd
W and there, being thai in a dyingcondl-.
tion. was criminally assaulted by three
H of her companions. .
| When they found she still remained
0 unconscious after being put back in the
B carriage and after all their efforts to
m restore her failed they drovq with her
K. to the house of a doctor in Paterson.
Isvho came down to tlie siaewaiK. examined
her in the carriage * and pronounced
her deid.
' . The carriage cvas then driven to the
? Temote place near Ayer's icehouse and
r ' there the dead girl was l.Jted out. car?r!pd
to the place where the body was
found, thrown down like a dead dog
i', and her head deliberately smashed
- against the t'agged-edged rock on which
it rested when the body was discov.
ered by one of Ayer's employes early
the next morning.
The families of the accused men are
-completely prostrated by shame and
grief. In jail, Campbell and Death,
the younger of the four, are nervous
wrecks, but Kerr and McAlister are
stolidly indifferent.
Tbe Harvard Instructor to Be Tried For
the Morder of His Brother-ln-Law.
^?-'?1 -1? /Cnn/.toh "Prnf
i| UUIUUI'lUgr, .uooo. (u|nrviu>f. -
g Charles R. Eastman, one of the iny''
structors in the Agassiz Museum,
whom Judge Almy. of the Cambridge
District Court, discharged from custo
dv last July after a hearing on the
charge of murdering his brother-in^
law. Richard H. Grogan, Jr.. by ihooi
' *' iug him in the grounds of the late Alf
van Clark, the famous leus maker, was
B arrested again under an indictment
found by the Middlesex (Jrand Jury.
S A week ago about forty witnesses
E , were summoned to appear before the
' Middlesex Grand Jury, including East
[ man himself, to give testimony in an
investigation of the case by that body.
As the case was presented to the
Grand Jury it was not In the form
of an accusation of any one, but was
simply au inquiry into the death ot
-Grogan. After being discharged by
| Judge Almy, Eastmau resumed his du[
dUes in the interest of Agassiz Museum.
i Five Children Suffocated.
A tire which broke out in a small ten1
* ement house in Montreal. Quebec, reI
suited in the death of five children by
| suffocation. The father. Arthur Leblanc,
a shoemaker, was badly burned,
but will live. The children were in an
L/- upper room and were dead before the
firemen could reach them.
Rfif Vanderbllt'n Men Drovrned.
9K .G. G. Graham, Robert Earwood and
H Richara Russell, employes on George
^B W. Vanderbilt's Blltmore estate, were
^B drcwr.ed in French Broad River, nine
H miles southeast of Ashevllle, N. C.
fi While crossing the river their boat was
33 overturned.
< Outlaw and Officer Both Die.
United States Deputy Marshal B. A
Fushon and Tom Taylor, the most no
torious moonshiner in Bell Colinty
^B , Kv.. were found dying near Halsey
K each filled with bullet holes. Thej
m had fouglif a rifle duel until eacl
jflft dropped in liis tracks mortally
SHj? wounded. For the past throe weeks
Fushon had been on the trail of Tay
Indian* Starving^ in British Columbia.
Two hundred Indians were repi>rte<
^B < starving at Humberton Meadows, B.
gK,.. Labor World.
There are 0000 members of tbe Oru"
HB of Railway Telegraphers.
Curb setters and cutters went o
strike at Schenectady. N. Y., for $3 pu
Sfln day.
About lo.OOO Thames lighterme
struck at London, considerably dish
eating trade.
H^nj^^^kThe colliery owners at Lancashir<
BBKH^n^Kngland, do not like the eight-hot
nRMmHr,' but the miners are solidly o
^HBa^Hn^kzed and the system seems to wor
Hmgnfor all concerned.
: I '
, < r'
The Treasury Department has discovered
a new Indian Head $5 counterfeit.
Rear-Admiral Hicliborn. Chief Naval
Constructor, advocates the construction
of submarine boats and the buildins
of war vessels in government navy
Major-General Wood. Military GovI
ernor of Cuba, called at the White
House and was in conference with
President M^Kinley.
A rigid investigation of the collision
between the torpedo boats Dahlgren
and Craven, off Newport, has been begun.
The annual reports of the SurgeonGeneral
of the Army and the Superj
intendent of the West Point Military
j Academy were made public.
Registration in Porto Rico exceeded
all expectations, nearly 100,000 persons
qualifying to vote.
The Cuban Secretary of Finance describes
the municipal governments of
the island r.s extravagant, and urges
better business management.
The Philippine Commission has ap
propriateu jroiu. lor uctouei i
expenses of the Insular Government. U
Testimony of natives taken by tne/
Philippine Commission showed contfn-f
ued hostility to the restoration of thgf
friars to their parishes. /
fb$5rge McCaskill. a wealthy and
<most prominent planter "of Rayville.
La., was shot and instantly killed by
Malcolm Mcintosh, prominent in so-,
clal and business circles. The traeedy
is supposed to have grown out of business
The citizens of Oklahoma and the
Indian Territory want single Statehood
for the two Territories. The formation
of leagues to promote this end
has begun.
President McKinley reached Canton,
Ohio, where he will remain until after
election day.
Mrs. Ellen Corcofan, who sells newspapers
at the Brooklyn Bridge entrance,
in New York City, purchased
a forty-five thousand dollar house.
More than 100 men were hurt in
strike riots at the Empire Washery,
near Wilkesbarre, Penn. \
Henry E. loutsey. wno ,w?? luuvicted
of the murder of,Goebel, was
placed In jail at Frankfort Ky. >.
Captain John B. Adams, former' commander-in-chief
of the, Grand Army
of the Republic, succumbed to. an attack
of heart disease atBoston.
The Russian battle ship. Hetvlzan,
the first foreign battle ship; and the
largest of her class ever bum' in the
United States, went down the ways in
A young man In Augusta, Ga.. on
tlie/eve of his marriage accidentally
discovered that his fiancee was bald.
He refused to marry her: /
Captain Peter Johansen and his
twelve-year-old son made a ' voyage
from Gibraltar to Punta Gorda, Fla.,
in a small boat. i
In a crash of freight trains at Wal-*
thara, Mass., G. F. Cooper, a brakeman,
A/as killed an<J Fireman Harry
Downs was Injured.
Replies so far received indicated
that the presbyteries would vote about
two to one for some change In the
Westminister Confession of Faith.
Joseph E. Tallis, a newspaper ">an
of Tennessee, was killed by falling
from a window or tne ucciaeniai Hotel.
Quincy, 111.
Severe earthquake shocks occurred
at Kodiak, Alaska, and one life was
tost. , . J
Masked men blew up with dynamite
the safe of the. Farmers' > Bank, al
Nevada, Mo., securing $3900.
The attempt to introduce "Readings
from the Bible Selected for the Public
Schools" into the Chicago schools was
defeated by a vote of thirteen te six.
Gen. J. W. Fisher, a noted brigade
commanaer in the Civil War, died at
Cheyenne. Wyo., aged eighty-six
years. He leaves a number of chiVdren
and grandchildren. v
The British Government has leased
the harbor works of Chang-Wan-Tao,
on the Gulf of Liao-Tong, China, for a
winter port. *
Medical students who attempted to
mob Dowie. the Chicago "faith healer."
in Loudon were reprimanded and
fined by a police magistrate.
Fifty persons were killed and mapy
others terribly scalded by a boiler explosion
on board the steamboat Eugenia,
running between Tomsk and BarC!!Knt<Sn
iltiui, K<IUCI ia.
A filibustering expedition is said to
be preparing at Kingston, Jamaica,
for the overthrow of the Government
of President Sam of Haiti.
An American lady, Mrs. Margaret
Foulks, was found dead at the Champ
de Mars railway station in the grounds
of the Exposition at Paris. She was
about sixty years of age. Her home
was in San Francisco. - *
Guerrilla attacks by the Boers are
still giving the British great trouble.
John Redmond issued a manifesto to
Irish Nationalists, calling for a return,
to Parnell's policy of aloofness from
all English parties.
Trafalgar Day was celebrated in the
usual fashion throughout England.
The Anglo-'xerman agreement is
commented upon in generally favorable
terms in Continental capitals.
The new British Minister to China,
Sir Ernest Mason Satow, arrived in
Russia announced that because ol
success in Manchuria it will act witt ,
more independence of the Powers in
President Loubet, of France, gave c
banquet at the Klysee Palace a)
: Paris in honor of King Leopold o!
? Belgium.
r It is announced at Copenhagen that
King Oscar is out of danger, but tha'
he will require a long rest.
General Roberts has issued an or
, der removing the restriction on exi
ports from the Transvaal and the
Orange River colonies.
Count Zeppelin made another sue
eessfnl ascent with his airship ni
I'riedrichshafen, Germany.
I "Johanna." Barnum & Bailey's famous
gorilli. has just died of pueu
II monia. at Nuremberg.
I General Linares has been gazettec'
as Spanish Minister of War, and Gen*
" eral Azcarragu as President of tin
> Senate.
Reports from Colombia are that tin
country is l ;ing ruined by the ciri!
II war.
? Italy has organized a permanen'
commission of experts to prepan
trade treaties with foreign Powers.
^ f_
i m ?I
mFsaeman is dead.
The Asred Statesman Expires at His
Home in Washington..
His Death Wat Due to Old Ajje ? Tribute
to His Memory Paid by the President
?His Career as Congressman, Senator,
Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary
of State?His Public Services,
Washington, D. C.' (Special): ? John
Sherman died at his residence on K
street at 6.45 Monday iiiorning. His
death had be*n : tytf^eqted tor some
days, and loving j&latives and friends
gave him tneft TWremitting care^fihd
attention to tbfe cn/J. The immediate
cause of deafth f9.'described as brain
exhaustioiylricideflt to extreme weak-ness
duer^fo old age and to several attacks
^f s'ckness from which Mr.
Sherrofan has suffered for the past year
and/a half. At his bedside when death
ftfme were the surviving members of
tiis family and relatives by marriage.
The news of Mr. Sherman's death"
was immediately communicated to the
President, wuo -ad fcjen extremely soltnitrvnc
oa tA hlrf"former Premier's con
d'tion. Mr. McKinl^y Immediately directed
that the White House be closed
to visitors and the flag over the Executive
Mansion placed at half mast.
Later the President, as a mark of
especial honor to Mr. Sherman's memory,
resorted to the unusual course of
personally preparing an expression of
the Nation's grief In the shape of a
proclamation descriptive of the personal'
qualities and civic abilities of
the dead statesman.
John 'Sherman was born at Lancaster
Ohio, May 10, 1823. He studied
law in the office of his brother Charles
and wa3 admitted to the bar- in 1844.
In 1848 he was a delegate to the
Whig convention at Philadelphia that
nominated Zachary Taylor for President
Ity 1852 he was a delegate to
the convention' at Baltimore that nominated
Winfield Scott. He was elected
to the House of Representatives in
In 1859 he was the Republican candidate
for Speaker of the House of Representatives,
but being defeated he became
Chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee.
Salmon P. Chase resigned from the
Senate and Sherman took his place on
March4, 1861. He was a Senator until
March 4, 1877, when he became
Secretary of the Treasury for the
term of four years. At the expiration
of that time he was elected Senator
again, and so continued until March,
1S97, when he was appointed by President
McKinley as Secretary of State.
Tr. +im rs*ri? w?r htn pffnrta were
directed in the Senate to maintaining
the public credit and to providing (or
the support of the armies Jn the field.
When the suspension of specie payments
occurred, about the 1st of January,
1862, the issue of'United States,
notes becatoe a necessity. There was
a great deal of opposition to making
them legal tender. Sherman and Chase
carried this provision through Congress.
He was appointed Secretary of the
Treasury by President Hayes in
March,'1877, and set himself at once
to the task of providing a redemption
fund by means of loans. Six months
before January 1, 1879, the date v licb
he had fixed for the resumption of
specie payments, he had accumulated
$140,000,000 In gold. He saw the "cgal
tender notes approach gold in value
gradually, until, when the day came,
there was practically uo demand for
gold, in exchange for notes.
. In 1830 he announced himsblf as a
candidate for the Presidential nomination.
His name was presented in the
convention by James A. Garfield.
He was a candidate for the nomination
for President at the convention"
of 1884, where his name was presented
by Joseph B. Foraker. He was a candidate
foT the nomination for Presi\
dent ln\^8S8, when his name was presented
by Daniel H. Hastings in be
naif of tne Pennsylvania aeiegation.
Since his retirement from public life
Sherman lived quietly, alternating his
residence between his old home Id
Mansfield, Ohio, and his beautiful
house on K Street, Washington.
' Sherman ^vas appointed Secretary of
State by President McKinley, iD
March, 1807. Owing to ill-health be
resigned in April, 1808.
His fortune is conservatively estimated
at $1,000,000 m ,
Died For Her Lost Love.
Because her parents would not permit
her to receive the attentions of
Lee Harper, aged nineteen, pretty sixteen-year-old
Lewelien Sowers took
rat poison at her home in Hagerstown,
Md. She died before the arrival of a
Peace Negotiations in China.
The Chinese Minister in London asserted
that peace negotiations have al
ready begun iu l'eKlu between the Chinese
plenipotentiaries and the representative?.
of the Powers.
Women's Champion Murdered.
Thomas J. Griffin, while returning
from a social call In Chicago, encountered
a man and two women quarreling
on the street, and saw the man
strike one of.the women. He rushed
forwau crying "You brute, to strike
a woman." The fellow drew a pistol
and shot Griffin dead. lie escaped.
The women were arrested.
Sailor* Afflicted With Ber'.llerl.
Eight sailors taken from the waterlogged
Norwegian bark Homewood
were landed at Falmouth, England,
suffering from beri-beri
\ ' > '
Formed to Maintain the Territorial
Integrity of China.
^ the Formal Declaration of tlie Agreement
Between Germany and Great
Britain ? Other Power* Are Expected
to Accept the Principles Involved ?
Trade Rights of Nations to Be Secured.
London (By Cable). ? Germany and
Great Britain have formed an alliance
to maintain the territorial integrity
of China and keep the ports open.
I " The terms of this important agreement,
which was arrived at .October
16 between Lord Salisbury and Count
yon Hatzfeldt, German Ambassador to
Great Britain, are officially given out
as follows:
"The German Government and Her
Britannic Majesty's Government, being
j desirous to maintain their interests In
China and their rights under existing
treaties, have agreed to observe the
following principles regarding a mutual
policy in China:
"Firstly?It is a matter of joint permanent
international interest that the
ports on .the rivers and littoral of
China should remain free and open to
trade and to every other legitimate
form cf economic activity, for the peoples
of all countries without distinction;
and the two Governments agree
on their part to uphold the same for
all Chinese territory*as far as they
?an exercise influence.
"Secondly ? Both Governments will
flot on their part make use of the present
complication to obtain for themselves
any territorial advantage in Chinese
don&inlon, and will direct their
policy toward maintaining undiminished
tke territorial condition of the
Chinese Empire.
"Thirdly?In case of another power
making use' of the complications la
China in jjrder to obtain, under aoy
form whatever, such territorial advantages,
the -two contracting parties reserve
to themselves the right to come
to a preliminary understanding regarding
the eventual stefr to be taken
for the protection of their oWn interests
In China. . .
"Fourthly ? The two Governments
will communicate this . agreement to
the others powers interested, especially
Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Japan
and the United bcates, and Invite them
to accept the principles recorded In It"
There is no eifort to conceal the fact
that the., ni?w compact; is practically a,*
repetition of Secretary of 'State Etay's
"Open Door" note to the powers, though
I It is pointed out that general assent to
' a principle differs' greatly from the
publicly expressed determination ot>
two great powers to tfphold . it at all
costs. "i 1 j
That Lord Salisbury should.have selected
Germany, or vice versd, to be a
party to this pronouncement is taken
to be highly significant of the close relations
betweeD the two' powers ;in
That the United States will concur
In the principles enunciated by the
Salisbury-Hatzfeldt agreement is taken
here as a foregone conclusion, while
the British Foreign Office expects that
Japan and hopes France will do the.,
same. Russia, of course, is a difficult
factor in the situation, but it is not believed
that she will stand out against '
the world, especially in the face of
such a patently aggressive alliance as
has been announced.
flu SlirrAfldi? rumnna fanfaln-nonaral
of Madrid?Resignation of Ministry.
Madrid, Spain (By Cable). ? General
Weyler, the former Captain-General
jf Cuba, has been appointed Captain-.
3eneral of Madrid.
F S-y*
f ' zr s>OZNEBAL
. _
Senor Silvela, the Premier, had an
audience with the Queen Begent and
formally announced the resignation of
the ministry as a protest against the
appointment of General Weyler as
Captain-General of Madrid.
' Subsequently the Queen Begent received
General Azcarraga, president of
the Senate, whom she intrusted with
the formation .of a new ministry.
The Alabama Put In Commission.
The battleship Alabama went into
commission at Cramp's shipyard in
Philadelphia with simple ceremonies.
British Capture Fifty Boers.
The Britisfc re-entered Boerahof,
near Kimberley, Orange Biver Colony,_
unopposed, and-captured fifty Jcrrs.
Four Killed at a St. Paul Fire.
Second Assistant Chief William H.
Irvine of the Fire Department and
thrtee firemen were killed by falling
walls at a fire in the McCormick Harvester
Company's warehouse at St.
' 5 ? T.mii'S
J Paul, Minil. xne neau men
Wagner, Frank M. Edy and Bun
I Irish.
J Got Deed of Lincoln's Mother's Grave.
Governor riount, of Indinnn. lias received
a uc. 1 of sixteen acres of land
around the grave 0f President Lincolu,
in Spencer County, Indiana.
Blluor Mention.
There will be 5200 polling places in
this year's election in New York State.
A course-of debating has been added
to the Princeton University currij
The Government of Venezuela has
annulled the Orinoco Compauy's iniuitfg
The International Peace Congress
has condemned Great Britain's course
in the Transvaal.
Property valued at a quarter of a
million dollars has been burned in the
lijffiljer district of Oskosh, Wis. .1
Revolt of insane Criminals in the
Mai&awan State Asylum.
The Trouble W as Caused by the Overcrowding
of Quarters and Inadequate j
Provisions For the Guards?The Insane
Men Fought Desperately With Plates
and Cups as Weapons?Rioters Subdued '
Newburg, N. Y. (Special).?One of the j
most daring escapes in the annals of
prison history of the State occurred at
the Matteawan State Hospital for
Criminal Insane when a large bod5 of
desperate Insane criminals made a
dash for liberty. Seven of the madmen
succeec'cd in making their escape
while the others were finally repulsed,
after being beaten with clubs whllo
scaling the wall. In the melee several
of the keepers vrera injured, two of
them very seriously. >
The Matteawan State Hospital for
Criminal insane was duui 10 accommodate
about 550 patients. They have
been sent there in such numbers, however,
that the- place held 752. To relieve
this congestion, which has existed
for some time, a hospital was ordered
built at Dannemora. It has just
been completed, and is about ready to
receive patients.
The authorities had in every way
tried to keep the plans of the proposed
removal from the prisoners, but they
had seemed to learn of every movement
It had been decided to make a
heavy draft from the State Hospital to
Dannemora immediately after election.
ThJrf intelligence seemed to
spread through the big building like
wildfire, and there has been, for several
days a noticeable feeling of unrest
about the big institution, still no serious
trouble was anticipated, although
a number Qf new keepers were placed
on the pay roll.
The men ate their supper as unual at
5 p. m. Therj was that same feeling
of discontent noticeable, but it had
not apparently increased in fervor.
After supper the prisoners were taken
to their corridors and were about .
ready to be taken to their cots for the
night, the' time for retiring being 7
o'clock. '
' At . 6:45 William - Kelly, principal
keeper, who was appointed to the position
but a few weeks ago, made
his rounds. Kelly Is a powerfully built
' man, standing over six feet and
weighing about 240 pounds. As he
passed through the ward known as
"No. 2, south," In which about forty
convicts were kept, he saw a crowd
of .them earnestly /copversing, and
greatly excited. , He separated them
and went on bis way. , There
were four "keepers in the
room?Doyle, Stack, Clark and Maher.
The head keeper passed into Ward No.
3, south. Finding everything quiet
there he came back through No. 2.
' As'he opened the door a large body
of convicts pounced upon him. He
struck them down with his flsts for a
time, but there were top man^ agajnst
The keepers ?t the asylum are allowed
to carry no weapons or arms,
so that his resistance was slight He
called , for help, but none came. The
convicts had already overpowered
Keepers Doyl?,> Slack, 'Clark and Maher;
and had* Succeeded In binding and
gagglng-'Doyle and,locking Wm in the
bathroom.' i >| ' j
Maher and Slack finally succeeded in
liberating themselves and ran to {he
aid of Kelly, but the desperate criminals
overpowered them again, took
away their keys, and leaving them
locked in the ward, ibade their way to
the dining hall.
The battle in the dining room, where
there were a number of keepers, was
terrific. Broken, furniture and crockery
littered the room at its conclusion
and the bruised and beaten keepers
were covered with blood. It seemed
a miracle that none were killed outright.
They were all overpowered, and the
shriekihg madmen reached the yaiJ
which surrounds the hospital.
There is a fence fourteen feet high
rtround the yard. Thei men started to
scale the fence. In tne meantime an
alarm had been sounded throughout
the building and all of the available
attendants rushed to the yard.
TTTHU Al.ikn r,4-l ^T-r, LU
Willi UUWJ auu dtivjtis tuejr uual
flown many- of - tliera and returned
them .to the hospital. Seven of the
men succeeded In getting out and escaping.
They are:
James Clark, aged twenty-nine, of
New York City, committed for robbery;
John Flynn, aged twenty-two, of
New Yorjc City, committed for burglary;
John McCarthy, aged twentytwo,
of New York City, committed for
grand larceny; Peter Foster, negro,
aged twenty-five, of New York City,
committed for highway robbery; William
Johnson, aged twenty-three, of
Schoharie County, committed for
grand larceny; Patrick Geoghegan,
aged thirty-two, of New York City,
committed for grand larceny, and Patrick
.Murphy, aged twenty-four, of
New York City, committed for murder.
All these men, wh?n they escaped,
were dressed in blue striped shirts,
blue coats and trousers and wore slippers.
American Steel Canting Company.
It is stated here that all the plants
of the American Steel Ousting Company,
of 3'iaron, Penn., are to be consolidated.
Coal and Gas Near Sit. Joseph.
Coal and gas in paying quantities
were found east of St. Joseph. Mo.,
at a depth of a little more than a
1000 feet.
Snow in the Adirondack^.
The first snowstorm of the season
occurred in the vicinity of Plattslnirg,
N. Y., and was gene/al in the Adiron
dack region. About two incues of
snow Tel!.
Uprising: in Snn Domingo landed
The uprising iu San Domingo is
ended. The tribunals are occupied
with the prosecution of political prisoners.
Conlidence is re-established
and business is reviving.
Cycling Notes.
The L. A. W. is planning side path
improvements in various parts of the
New life, It is said, will be infused
iu the club movement for wheelmen
next season.
A rnfre spectacle that is seen in the
large cities is one of the old-fashioned
trievcles exhibited and marked "For
Several fvrrns of outdoor amusement,
notably golf and the automobile,
are bringing about a decline In bicycle
rid Inc.
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Civilian, Mistaken For a Deserter, i
Instantly Killed by Guard. .
Army Employe, on HI* Way to a Voting
Woman, Became Confuted and
Kan ? Missing Man Taken.
Sandy Hook, N. J. (Special).?John
Sorrensen, a young Swede, was shot
and killed by one of the sentinels on
guard duty at 7ort Hancock. Sorrensen
was walking along the beach near
the fort and was taken for a^m>tc
who had escaped from the n&rracks
while under arrest.
Private Brown, who was detailedjto
the Hospital Corps recently was,Wis
alleged, caught robbing 4 comntfe and
placed In tue guardhouse. HeSuJAiaged
to escape from there, but walK|captured.
His trial was set for Tuesday.
He managed to escape again
before he was taken to court. As soon
as his escape was discovered the guards
were doubled at all points.
John Sorrensen came here eight
years ago with his parents, hi? father
being employed on the workfe. The
young man grew up in and around the
fort, and had for several years been
steadily in the employ of the army.
After supper he left his home, which
Is near Fort Hancock, bound for the
home of a yoting woman to whom
'some say he was engaged to be married.
As Sorrensen walked along the beach
he passed 01 e of the insl'de sentries at
some distance., The- command to l?:ilt
was given and repeated. Sorrensen
did not hear the challenge, or, hearing
it, did not heed It, as he kept on. After
again calling on the man to stop
the sentry fired. The bullet was not
aimed at the man. but passed close to
him. Sorrensen, instead of stopping,
started to run. The sentry then fired
again.' The bullet entered Sort-ensoul .
side.' The sentry kept his post until
the Corporal and the files, turning out
on the alarm, arrived. They found Sorrensen
dead. -The Lieutenant of 'he
guard caused the body to be carried
Into the fort. The
officers refu.r - to allow the sentry's
name to be given out pending the
official report -^ot *the department.
Brown at noon surrendered at Fort
Hancock. He said he Was forced by
hunger to give up his attempt to escape.
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The reg-.tration of voters in Hawaii
numbered 11,891. .'
Longshoremen In New York ,City
formed a "Bryan and Odell" Club.'
The total registration in Chicago this
year was 401.403, th# largest in the
city's history.
Matth Stanley Quay visited every
legislative district in Pennsylvania
and asked for votes in his favor for
Senat'/ ;>..
Senator Hanna declared that his
Wester.. stumping tour was a vindication
of his reputation as a business and
.public man.
Former President Grover Cleveland
declared that he had made no statement
which would justify the report
that he favored McKinley.
Any man who was born in the United
States more than twenty-cne years
ago can vote for President regardless
of the nativity of his parents.
The only Bryan paper in Philadelphia
is the Times, of which Colonel
Alex McClure is editor, and that was
for McKinley up to a few weeks ago.
It is estimated that 3,000,000 young
men this year cast their first Presidential
vote, or about twenty per.cent, of
the full voting strength of the country.
Governor Roosevelt suggested that
suit for criminal libel be instituted
against parties who circulated in Kansas
false quotations from the Governor's
The Republicans of South Carolina
nominated a candidate for Representative
m Congress in each of the seven
districts of the State. Three of those
named are negroes.
Former Postmaster-General John
Wanamaker made nis first political address
in two years at Pottstown. Penn.,
when he cpened a short tour in the interest
of the candidates for the State
Legislature who are opposed to Quay.
Loogwood, III., Driven to Experiment bj
the Lack of Servant Girls.
Chicago (Special).?The little village
of Longwood, near Blue Island, has
adopted a new method of settling the
servant girl problem. Owing to its
quiet and distance from the city, servant
girls refuse to stay in any numbers
at Longwood. A dozen of the
families in the village recently organized
the Longwood Co-operative Cooking
Association. A large private residence
was secured and quarters were
provided for a chef, two dining-room
waiters, a dish washer and an assistant
cook. Family meals are served
in this building, each family that holds
a membership sharing in the expense.
Each family has its ow*i table and sup
pnes its own linen, aisnes, Knives,
forks and spoons. An executive committee
has sole charge of the establishment
two of its members attending to
buying provisions. The results so far
indicate that the scheme is satisfactory
and effects a saving over tlu? old
This Store la Hobbed Regularly.
For several years past, a store' .11 Cornish.
Me., has been robbed regularly
in the spring and fall, a complete outfit
of clothing, shoes and hats being
taken 011 each occasion. The serai-an.
nuiil visit;iYloti lias just taken piace,
with t e usual result.
Combination of Wfdtfrn KailromU.
The /Western railroads are forming
a combination to withhold orders t'oi
uew rails until the price is reduced.
Nemiy (Jleiuiincs
Tiie foot and mouth disease has bru
ken out in -lie Berlin abattoirs.
President Diaz has appointed Rafael
Rebollar At^ruey-Goneral of Mexico.
The Congress of Ecuador has arranged
to pay the entire foreign debt.
The complete suppression of the revolution
in Santo Domingo is officially
Honolulu has contributed $3300 to
the fund ior the relief of the sufferers
ut Galveston
From present indications at Washington
the cost of the present census
will be $15,000,000.
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TELLE! STOLE $708,000 fj
Trusted Employe of a New York /; ?]
Bank is a Heavy Defaulter.
The Note Teller, by a System of False En- .
tries, Plundered in Security For Some
Time?He Lived Luxuriously In Monnt
' Vernoa and is Said to Have Gambled ' . .1
Heavily?Statement Issnedby the Bank
Neir York {Jlty (Special).?The First
Natioi^U Bank at Broadway and Wall ' /
street hjx& been robbed of $700,000 or
tbereifl&tata ,by Its note teller, Corne- $
lius MMVord. Alvord had been in the!
empMrffi the bank for something like
twelHHpr^and had always enjoyed vffl
a goB^jrfe^fUUoafe The formal statement
re&tfdCTy t? bank announcing "^1
the defalcation follows:
"The note teller, who has been In the a
employ of the First National Bank for
n nl+nn fa a 1 op/vo
LA 1ULIJ J cat O, 19 it uciauuci u; a. tai^c jmh
amount. His operations have contin- ,2s|
ued for a considerable period, and have
been skillfully concealed through a >5
manipulation of his balance book. The.
discovery was made by one of the / ..Wa
bank's employes a m days after the . Jj|
completion of an exafonatlon of the .*3S
bank by the United* aEtes examiner. '
"During the continence of his peeplations
periodical examinations hare
been ihiSfe jJ dgVfcral distinct Cor|M$>f , J
examijapra^Jeprpsenting -the Contt?j- JM
ler's WjpRinent, all expert account* '-'fl
antg. ^g theJbank has also had fre<? w
queft^tfliaifpeataiit examination^} noile 'HW
of wjiicl} hare developed any" lrregt*- ?
larify. 0gltJMkgrega.te of the false en- |
tries, ftgiogjpng to 9700,000. has been ?;
ShMdHgflBoft .the books of the bank S; ?
preserve fund, without disurplus
,and profits ofN
torj reported in its last pub"It
is expected that the shortage will *
be materially reduced -tiM^batantial . "
sum of which there is fHr pt-ospect of
recovery." , r'
The defalcation is the biggest, in the
history of the Street. -The Qank of
thd Manhattan Company was robb?i . jr <y
by a defaulter of about flGS.OOG. 2nd ?
the Ftaoenlx National Bonk of about "
5300,000. Samuel C. Seely got 5354,-.
900 from the Shoe and Leather Nation- .
al Bank, and only a few months ago .
completed the tevrn pf Imprisonment -'-JX
which he served for his theft. ' *<&
Cornelius L. Alroi'cT, or Cornelias L. -jj
Alvotji/Jr., as s^ted In some i^jgijlr- M
ter?, Jt 19 Sam W?S JI aepnew w iiivs. \ .?
B. -ASytfrd, formerly LleutertMdgfifovernor
o*' thin State. , CornelluflkAlvord
came here from the country something J
like twerty years 'ago, and ifcitt to, Jm
work in the Fitit Natfonal Bank7 as a
clerk. ,' s
Alvord Is fiftjr j&n old. tall and
portly, weighing nearly 300 pounds. -,'M
He has a wife and three children. The
family lived in a pretentious house in fvj
Mount Vernon and entertained lav- - .
r Ishly.
He al?o had extensive apartments at
Saratoga ln;rthe United States Hotel, *
where Me lived Inst summer at the rate-yjffflM
of $300 a day. His vacation wasspent 1
at Saratoga, where he cut a wide v.i*
swath In JRe: gambling houses. It baa
been Iearnie^ that he plunged on the
races and frequented rooms where ron^i
lette and faflo are played.
In Wall sfrefet Alvord .was exceed* /Jl
Ingly well known, and his friends supposed
he had made money in specula- '..ril
tion. His salary was $5000 a year, his '
living expenses at least $20,000. Most" fl
of the stolen money, it is supposed, . y
was lost in gambling and unlucky
speculations. Attorneys for the bank'
announced that they had located 8200,- '\"w
000 in securities and real estate in Al? fi
vord's name which they will attach. 'a
Although the peculations exceed the .
DflDK S $OW,WU uapimj, IUC iaoi DU.^ ,_
ment showed a surplus of $5,000,000 A
and profits of $4,000;-060, so that -the >J
thefts are comparatively only a drop .'J?
In the bucket The directors will make 'J
good the defalcation. . ;-a
Bank Tellei Alvord Lived Like- a Man ot .
Mount Vernon. N. Y. '(Special).?Cor- j|
nelius Alvord, Jr.'s, home In this city. .-02
was on Chester Hill, where he had a ' jS
$25,000 house, surrounded by flnp r?
lawns, and with a big stable.
He purchased the properly in 1S93
from the Lucas estate, and since then j ,fl
Alvord and his wife have done a great
deal of entertaining, and their lavish
use of money has been a town topic.
A year ago Mrs. Alvord created a -,.
sensation at the ball of the Westches* ,Jj
i? TT-I.ht- TT-i.nrin<T n X1500 lace
ICi rr ucciuicu uj .?vM.9 ? T?r- ; .
gown aud all her diamonds, which, ac- ' ffl
cording to the neighbors, were worth J
$25,000. ' ''?39
Mrs. Alvord explained to her friends ' V-J
that her husband, although only a sal- ,j[
aried employe, was in a position where '<
he received valuable information about jj
the stock market, which enabled hitn
to make $40,000 a year by speculation. ;
Alvord kept seven fine horses in hla :
stable and as many carriages and em- jj
ployed two coachmen and two foot^'Sa
men. -? .
Hobson on Rear-Admiral Sampson.
Lieutenant Hobson in a speech at
Birmingham, Ala., defended Reared- I
miral Sampson, declaring that 3he }
Rear-Admiral was broken:heartedjctfer jj
the treatment which he had received
from the American people. Lieuten- .31
ant Hobson said that he had the per- #
mission of Secretary Long to make the v
statemeur. Nine
Killed by a Tornado. //mj
In the tornado in Northeastern ->''5s|
Texas nine lives were lost aud two
persons were badly Injured, 'l'lie loss
of life was confined to Cass County in gffi
the vicinity of Lodi City. The prop-erty
loss was very heavy.
A Monument to Morris. p ' ^
The erection of a statue to Robert V'&H;
.Morris, a signer of the Declaration of k, - v*
Independence and financier of the Rev?^^
olutiun, lias been decided upon by the '
Fairmount Park Art Association at "^
Philadelphia. It is to cost if 13,000.
Creek Indian* in Dcfmnt Mood.
Much uneasiness is felt over the alleged
suspicious actions of Chief Chitto
Ilarjo and a baud of Indians in the
Creek Nation. Indian officers have
been sent to the scene. The Indians
are said to be holding a council, in defiance
of the laws of the Creek Nation,
and trduble -s feared..
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Population of Alabama. '
The Census Bureau at Washington
announces that the population of Alabama
Is 1,828,097, as against 1,513,017
in 1890. The Increase was 215.U89, or
20.8 Der cent. > %

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