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VOL. 36.
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Tells Her Story in Connection With
the Famous Case.
She is Mary Seimering, the Young
Woman, for the Love of Whom,
Luetgert is Alleged to Have Mur
dered His Wife-She Appeared
Well, Was Nicely Dressed, and
Excited—Said Mrs. Luetgert Had
Told He She Was Going Away
Because Her Husband’s Money
Was Gone, and That She Had
Been Queer for Some Time—De
nied Emphatically That She Had
Borne Improper Relations to Luet
gert or Had Visited Him in His
Chicago, September 25.—Adalph L.
Luetgert, alleged wife murderer, suffer
ed so much pain from the injury to his
right leg this morning that Masseur
Peter J. Peel was called in to give
treatement. The massage expert suc
ceeded in relieving the pain in the
right side of the leg of the big sausage
maker, and when court opened Luet
gert hobbled in with the aid of his
crutcS in a much better humor than
he ha5 shown during the early morn
ing hours. Luetgert professes to be
much pleased with the developments
thus far in the defense.
“We have something hotter coming,”
said the accused man. “There will be
a whole lot of things explained away
when I get on the witness stand.”
State’s Attorney Deneen, Assistant
State’s Attorney Willard M. McEwen
and Inspector M. J. Sfhaack had a con
sultation this morning, during which
the matter of calling Fred Haines, an
ex-newspaper writer, to the witness
stand was discussed. Haines is under
conviction ior lurgeiy.
was sentenced to the penitentiary by
Judge Neely. Afterward, through the
influence of friends the sentence was va
cated and the case was taken under
advisement. Haines has acted as a sort
of confidential secretary for Luetgert in
the jail, and has written a number of
letters for him. It is said that Haines
asserts that he wrote letters to A. W.
C. Grottey, of New York, for Luetgert,
in which Grottey was urged to come to
Chicago and testify that he saw Mrs.
Luetgert in New York after her disap
pearance. It is now known that Haines
told this story to State's Attorney De
neen some time ago. The prosecution
hesitates about calling Haines to the
stand. The State's Attorney is not
exactly satisfied with the statement of
the man. “I may call him as a rebut
tal witness if Grottey is produced by
the defense,” said the State’s attorney
this morning. "But I do not believe
the defense will call Grottey. In that
event we will not need Haines.”
Unexpectedly no reference was made
hy the court to the matter he yester
day took under advisement. This was
whether the defense will be allowed to
produce witnesses to show that Mrs.
Luetgert threatened to leave her home
six months prior to the date of her
disappearance. A rule on this point
is expected on Monday.
The first witness called this morn
ing was Mary Siemering, Luetgert's
servant girl, for love of whom it is al
leged he killed his wife. There was a
general craning of necks and many of
the people in the crowded room arose
to get a better glimpse of the young
woman as she ascended to the witness
stand. The face of Mary Siemering
was flushed as she held up her right
hand to be sworn by Capt. Knoch, the
court clerk. She was evidently under
suppressed excitement. The young
woman was neatly attired in a brown
costume and wore a small chip hat of
the same color.
Attorney fnaien conaucteu me di
rect examination. Under his guidance
the witness related what she said was
the whole truth about her experience
with the Luetgert family. She said
she had lived with the Luetgerts seven
or eight years as a domestic. During
all that time the witness said Luetgert
had treated his wife kindly and there
was none of the quarreling or bicker
ing the prosecution charged. Coming
down to May 1, the date of Mrs. Luet
gert’s disappearance, the witness said
that on the afternoon of that day Mrs.
Luetgert said to her: “Mary, I am go
ing to leave. My husband’s money is
all gone, and I am going, too.’’
At 7 o'clock Saturday evening. May
1, the witness said that Mrs. Luetgert
took from a closet a cloak and looking
at it remarked with considerable im
patience that moths had eaten the
cloth. The witness said she went to
her room and to bed shortly after 8
o'clock that night. The following
morning Mrs. Luetgert was missing,
and the little bank of one of the chil
dren was broken and the small sum of
money it had contained was gone. The
witness said that Mrs. Luetgert had
acted queerly for some time prior to
May 1, and had often whipped her
children. With some show of feeling
the witness said she was arres.ed on
May 15 and taken to the East Chicago
avenue station, where she was kept
two days. She said the officer who ar
rested her called her a liar when she
said she did not know where Mrs.
Luetgert was, and at the station the
matron took all her clothing from her.
While at the station Inspector Schaack
and Assistant State's Attorney Mc
Ewen questioned her sharply, accusing
her of improper relations with Luet
gert, which she denied. “Inspector
Schaack said to me: ‘The old man,’
meaning Luetgert, ‘will never see the
light of day again, and if you don’t tell
the truth I’ll punish you. We’ll lynch
you and Luetgert together.’ ” said the
witness, “and he held up his hands
and showed me how it would be done.’’
The witness with a show of spirit denied
that she ever visited Luetgert in his fac
tory at night, except in the evening occas
ionally when others were present. Even
then she said she did not go to see him
particularly, but just to take a walk from
the house. She denied emphatically that
she ever ■went into the factory through a
window, or that Luetgert was in the habit
of kissing her when she was in his of
fice. She declared that Mrs. Feldt was a
busybody and that her story was untrue.
State’s Attorney Deneen went at Alary
Slemerlng on cross examination in sUlive
ly manner. The rapidity of the State’s
A i
attorney’s questions seemed to stun the
witness. She soon became confused and
made damaging admissions despite the ap
peals of counsel for the defense that she
take her time to consider her reply to
each question. The young woman was so
badly confused that she paid no attention
to the admonition of counsel for the de
fense not to answer until the latter had
an opportunity to make objections and
the court had passed upon them. The wit
ness admitted that Luetgert and his wife
quarreled occasionally, but she persisted
in her denial that she had in any way
been guilty of improper conduct with
Mary was the strongest witness for
the defense who has yet appeared in
the trial.
There was no mistaking the feeling
of the girl toward Luetgert. She was
there to do him all the good in her
power, and she stood by him stoutly.
She had made statements before the
grand jury and to the State’s Attorney
before the trial began and when her
assertions on the stand to-day differed
from the statements she is said to have
made at that time, she had not the
slightest hesitation in repudiating any
thing that she might have said when
! not under oath.
| The State’s Attorney subjected her
to a rigid cross-examination and al
! though he succeeded at times in con
fusing her 9he was game and full of
! nerve to the last. She contradicted
herself several times, but was quick
to catch herself, and the last statement
that she made in any part of her testi
mony was always in favor of the pris
She denied in the most positive man
ner that she had been a disturbing ele
ment between Luetgert and his wife,
and said that neither by night or by
day, alone or in company, had she ever
visited Luetgert in his factory or else
where in an improper manner. She in
sisted that the prisoner had always
been good to his wife, and that in her
I opinion the latter was out of her mind
and had been so for some time prior
i to her disappearance. Her cross-ex
| animation was not concluded to-day
and will be taken up again Monday.
i -
Survivors of Wrecked Seiadon Tell a
Thrilling Story—Thiiteen Sailors
Battle lor Life-Well Cared for by
the Natives—Live in Their Narrow
Prison for Ten Weary Months.
San Francisco, September 25.—Near
ly one year ago the Norwegian bark
Seiadon was posted at Lloyd’s as miss
ing. The vessel was on her way from
New Castle, N. S. W., for Honolulu.
About four weeks ago the Merchants’
Exchange received a cablegram from
London stating that part of the crew
of the missing bark had been found on
a desert island, where they had resid
ed for thirteen months.
The steamship Moana, from Austra
lia, to-day brought the following ro
mantic story of the sea, which tells the
tale of the Seladon's men and their ad
ventures during the past year.
The crew of the missing bark Seia
don were picked up by Captain Calla
ghan's steamer Clyde, an Auckland
trader. The captain reported in these
“We left mail passage on the 10th of
July for Funafuti (Ellice group) and
decided to call at Sophia island. On
approaching land the lookout reported
I a boat flying the English flag. It turn
| ed out to be part of the crew of the
Norwegian bark Seiadon.
“One of the men in the boat told us
there were thirteen men on the island,
who had been there for ten months
1 and ten days. On coming aboard the
second mate, Olaris Ladd, reported as
“ ‘The Seiadon left New Castle, N. S.
W., on July 11, 1896, for Honolulu,
with a full cargo of coal. Everything
went well until the night of August 7,
at 11:30 o'clock, when the vessel struck
Starbuck island while running ten
“ 'About fifteen minutes after she
struck we proceeded to launch the
boats. The two boats contained eight
men each. On August 18, eleven days
after leaving the ship, the gig we were
towing capsized. We picked up all in
; her except Kristian Nilsian, chief mate,
| whom we never saw again.
“ ‘On the 21th the captain, Actolf
Jaeger, died. Twenty-three days out
our provisions were finished. We sail
j ed on, however, more dead than alive,
for six days more, and on the even
ing of the sixth day sighted Sophia
“ 'An hour later we reached it and at
tempted to land. We drove straight
on to the reef and were cast ashore,
our boat being smashed to pieces. We
lay on the beach unable to stand un
til assisted by some natives.
“ ‘We reached their houses and were
treated by them with the utmost kind
ness. The seventh day after our land
ing on bophia island the carpenter
Tollah Olson, died.
“‘We remained on the island in all
ten months and ten days, until the ar
rival of the steamship Clyde, only
sightpig one sailing ship, a good way
off. and a steamer w’hieh was too far
off to see the signal we hoisted on the
highest tree.’ ”
CAT'S DEAi.H_COST $1,650,000.
Caused a Flurry on the New York Stork Ex
NEW YORK, September 25.—A vagrant
white cat fell eighteen stories from the
roof of the Commercial Cable building,
near the Stock Exchange to-day, and was
killed. In Wall street a white cat is con
sidered unlucky.
Several of the Stock Exchange men who
saw the cat s death went home and would
not trade any more. Several others sold
the market. That started a general sell
ing movement. In a few minutes stocks
went down several points.
Sugar dropped 5 points, from 151*; to 147.
and there are serious men in Wall street
who believe that the death of the white
cat cost the stockholders of the Sugar Re
fining Company J1.650.0(>0.
Special to the Register.
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., September 25.
For the past two days W. W. Brannon,
of Weston, special judge, has been hold
ing court here trying the ejectment suit
of S. G. Monroe against Sarah Clifford.
Arthur May Killed His S'we^thf^Hj
and Then Shot Himself.
The Young Woman’s Parents Ob
jected to Her Marriage and the
Lovers Apparently Decided to
End Their Troubles by Dying
Together—The Young Man Was
24, and His Sweetheart, 18—Their
Bodies Pound in a Blacksmith
Shamokin, Pa., September 25.—The
bodies of Arthur W. May, aged 24,
and Miss Cora Kaseman, aged 18 years,
both of Shamokin. were found in the
blacksmith shop of Jeseph Smink this
morning. May had shot his sweetheart
and then blew out his own brains. The
murderer and suicide was a blacksmith
and up to the time of his death had
been employed by Mr. Smink.
The couple had been lovers for some
time, and last week they arranged to
go away and be quietly married. The
parents of the young woman objected
to the marriage and this caused a post
ponement. They being opposed by the
parents of the girl, the young couple
evidently made up their minds to end
their troubles by dying together. They
met last night and it is supposed made
all arrangements to carry out their ter
rible plan.
The girl left her home early this
morning and went direct to the black
smith shop, where May was in wait
[ ing. The couple went into the second
story of the building. The first news
of the double tragedy was learned when
Mr. Smink found the bodies this morn
ing. The bodies were lying side by
side and May’s right hand still grasp
ed an old-fashioned revolver. He had
blown the girl’s brains out and then
sent a bullet into his own head. The
bodies were still warm when found.
When Forced to She Died of a Broken
Hea rt.
ALBANY, X. Y., September 2i.—“Mrs.
Eva Maynard,” called the clerk of the Su
preme Court to-day in the suit of J. H.
Maynard against Lincoln Dane to recover
Damages for alleged malicious p<jrsecu
tion in having caused the arrest of Dane
on a charge of arson. The counsel for the
defendant rose and said:
“Y'our Honor, our principal witness died
of grief and a broken heart during the
night. Out of respect to her husband, we
are willing to adjourn the case.”
Mrs. Maynard had been employed by
Dane and was an unwilling v, Itness
against her husband, who had br .ught the
suit. An attempt to emiieh H?r charac
ter and her unnatural position as a wit
ness against her husband preyed on her
mind. She went to bed bemoaning her
fate, and was found dead in b:d eanly
this morning.
The Court ordered the jury to find a
verdict for Dane.
Possible Conflict of Authority-Inter
ference of United States With Kan
sas Insurance Laws Is Strongly
Topeka, Kan., September 25.—Ex
Governor Levelling, who came here to
day from Wichita, where Unitejl States
Judge Williams is holding court, says
that Williams will decide that Super
intendent of Insurance McNall cannot
bar the Mutual Life Insurance Compa
ny, of New York, from Kansas on the
ground that the company refuses to
pay the celebrated Hilmon claim.
McNall revoked the license of the
Mutual Life, and then the company
brought suit to enjoin McNall from In
terfering with its business in Kansas.
Ex-Governor Levelling scents a seri
ous conflict between the State and
Federal government arising from this
case. He says: “Judge Williams will
certainly decide that case against Mc
Nall and for the insurance company,
and if he does there will be a conflict
between the State of Kansas and the
Federal government. I don’t believe
the people comprehend the gravity of
the question at issue in this case.
“If Judge Williams decides against
the company. Attorney General Boyle
will then proceed to arrest the Mutual
Life’s agpnts for doing business in the
State, and if he does he will be in
contempt. If the courts would main
tain their respect and dignity their or
ders must be obeyed, and to do this
Mr. Boyle, if he should proceed con
trary- to the court's orders, must be
arrested and put into prison.
“I know Governor Leedy well enough
to know that he will not allow that.
He would liberate Mr. Boyle if it took
the militia to do it. Then there would
all this end? If Mr. McKinley should
send his marshals to enforce an order
of court and Governor Leedy should or
der out the militia and say ‘To hell
! wbh your marshals!’ I am not able
I to figure out what would result.”
Ha* Difficulty In and Suffers From
Cold Weather.
New York. September 25.—Charles
A. Dana is still in a critical condition
at Glen' Cove, L. I. He is restless at
night and has great difficulty in sleep
. ing.
The heavy east winds and the cold
weather make it desirable that Mr.
Dana be transferred to his town house.
No. 25 Hast Sixtieth street.
The physicians who are attending
; him. however, say that his condition
; does not permit of his removal.
Washington. D. C., September 25.—
The annual report of Inspector Gen
era] Dumont, of the steamboat inspec
tion service, shows that the number ol
licensed vessels at Wheeling in the last
fiscal year was 48, with a tonnage ol
I 4.587,390; number of licensed masters
95; mates, 23; pilots, 63; engineers
! 137; Joint pilots and engineers, 4.
The young
morning and lo(S|
DiitLiuu, cnargeu in u
out by Sonia Young,
street, with stealing
containing 85 cents and
for her wedding ring.
The widow, Mrs. Young, says
Byers, after calling on her. forgot to
leave her purse, which he had placed
in his pocket for safe-keeping, with
her consent. That same evening By
ers also visited Miss Kate Eman, of
North Clark street, and in a friendly
manner she secured Sonia's purse and
refused to return it to Byers. Then
the trouble commenced. When Byers
finally did get possession of the
poeketbook, according to his state
ment, some of the valuable contents
were missing, including a pawn ticket
for Mrs. Young's wedding ring and
some interesting letters.
There promises to be an interesting
time when the two women meet at
the trial at Harrison street court to
morrow morning.
Pretty Lottie Quinn and Mamie Mor
rissey Lose Braids-Young Women
Attacked by Hair Thief-Pluckily
Fight lor Tresses.
i Chicago, September 25.—Pretty Lot
I tie Quinn, the young girl who was
j robbed of a braid of her beautiful dark
: brown hair at 7 o'clock last evening
: while walking with a girl friend from
j an Armitage avenue trolley car to her
i home, is mourning her loss and is
thankful that the "clipper” left enough
to "do up” with the remaining braid.
, "It is an outrage,” said her mother.
‘‘Lottie’s hair was beautiful and now it
is ruined. Mr. Quinn and 1 heard the
girls screaming and I told him to go
and see what tvas the matter, but he
sail it was just the neighborhood chil
dren playing ghost around a bon-fire
across the road. Then the girls came
j running in the house and Lottie was
i crying, ‘Oh, my head, my head!’ I
1 thought of fire the first thing and sup
posed she had been hurt passing the
! bonfire.
: "Her brother Michael was coming
from the Metropolitan Elevated and |
saw her leave the car. He would have
hurried to overtake her, only he saw
she was not alone. The girls were
wmlking rapidly and it was dark, so he
lost sight of therm.”
Lottie cannot give a good description i
of the man, but noticed that he was '
short and rather heavy and wore a :
black slouch hat.
It is a strange coincidence that about
fifteen minutes later Mamie Morrissey
lost a braid of her hair, which is a
rich, red brown, but five doors from
her home, 1676 Armitage avenue.
Mamie is a stenographer and is em
ployed down town. While coming
home on the Metropolitan Elevated she
noticed two men, one old and carry
ing a small satchel, and the other
younger and smooth faced, wearing a
light gray suit. She said they annoy
ed her greatly by staring at her al
most constantly and that she looked \
away and paid no attention to them
until she got off the train, when she j
became aware someone was following
her. She quickened her pace and the |
steps behind her grew faster and she i
knew her pursuer was gaining. Fin- :
ally a long, dark shadow was stretched |
out in front of her and she started to
run, when the shadow gave a plung (
and she felt herself seized by the hair, j
Instantly her hands grasped her I
braids and she struggled as best she
could. Breaking away from the man
in gray she ran a few steps and fell, ,
, bal1' fainting, against a fence with a I
i tangled mass of hair held tightly in
| her hands.
Friends came to her rescue and she
was taken to her home, wrhere it wras
| seen that one of her long braids had
been cut close to her head, the shears
making a long gash in the scalp and
cutting her hand as she struggled to
save her hair, part of which she still
held in her hand.
, Said to Have Discussed the “Inter
ference” of the United States in
Cuban Affairs.
i Paris, September 25.—The Gaulois
| to-day says it learns that during the
recent visit of the Emperor William
to Buda Pest, Emperor Francis Joseph
and the German emperor discussed
the “interference” of the United States
in the affairs of Spain, the Austrian
emperor pointing out the serious em
barrassments which this “interfer
ence” had caused the queen regent and
the government of Spain.
'4- The Gaulois adds: “Probably Ger
many and Austria will do all in their
power to prevent tbe situation becom
| ing embittered, although unwilling to
interpose too directly. Similar views
are said to have been exchanged be
tween France and Russia; so, if the
occasion arises, the European powers,
while respecting the feelings of inde.
J pendence of both countries, will find
themselves in agreement in insisting
i that a policy of conciliation and peace
; must prevail.”
Special to the Register.
Washington, September 25.—The fol
lowing West Virginia pensions have
been granted:
Restoration and Increase—Adam F.
Everts, Howesville.
Original Widows, etc.—Margaret
Hays, Kenton; Phoebe H. Dillon, Big
Springs; Sarah Jolliffe, Ufflngton.
An original pensions has been grant
ed Hiram Williams, of Steubenville, O.
Vienna, September
was fought this mol
Count Badeni, the Austria
and Dr. Wolff, the German
leader, arising from insults adc
by the latter to the Premier during y!
terday’s session of the Unterhaus.
Count Badeni was wounded in the right
Dr. Wolff fought a duel with swords
on May 8 last, with Herr Horiea. a
Czech member of the Unterhaus. This
encounter grew out of the violent
scenes which occurred in the house be
tween the Germans and Czechs, in
which personalities were freely in
Count Badeni was formerly Governor
of Galicia, is a young and able Pole,
and was very little known, even in
Austria, until he was unexpectedly call
ed upon to form a cabinet in September,
1895, when he assumed the duties of
president of the Council of Ministers
and Minister of the Interior. His no
bility only dates back to his father.
His mother's brother, Count Mier,
married the famous German actress,
Anna Wierer, who eventually left her
large fortune to her two nephews,
Count Casimir Badeni, the present Pre
mier of Austria, and to his youngest
Count Badeni’s wound is not serious.
The bullet entered the wrist and went
out above the elbow.
The Czar Said to Support His Claim Against
England—A Conference to Ito Called.
Paris, September 25.—The Politique
Coloniale published a dispatch from
St. Petersburg to-day saying that as
a result of an exchange of views be
tween the chancelleries of St. Peters
burg, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome and
Constantinople, the Sultan of Turkey
will address the powers shortly on the
subject of Great Britain’s evacuation
of Egypt and Russia, supporting the
sultan, will invite a conference at
Constantinople or St. Petersburg with
the object of settling the question on
the basis of the autonomy of Egypt
under the suzerainty of the sultan.
In 1900 Will Be a Century Crowning
Aclnvement—Closes P. Handy on
the Outlook.
Paris, September 25.—Major Moses
P. Handy, the special commissioner
from the United states for the exhibi
tion of 1900, has lost no time in be
ginning work, although he has been
in Paris only a few days. Major
Handy is assisted by Eieutenant Baker,
who was connected with the Chicago
Exposition as assistant chief of the for
eign transportation of exhibits, and by
Col. Chaillet-Lory, who is secretary, of
the special commission.
In a conversation with a representa
tive of the Associated Press, Major
Handy made the following statements:
There is rapidly increasing interest
in the United States with regard to the
exhibition of 1900. There has never
been any doubt about the people making
hold of it with enthusiasm. But pub
lic attention was so engrossed with the
Presidential election, with an extra ses
sion of Congress, with the tariff bill,
etc., that there was no time to devote
to the Exhibition. President McKin
ley is interested in it and sent two
messages to Congress concerning it.
The reason why the bill appropriating
$5,000,000, passed by the Senate, did
not go through the House, is because
nothing went through. It was thought
best not to open the door for the con
sideration of any question except that
for which Congress was called togeth
er, because there were so many meri
torious subjects pressing. Meanwhile,
United States interest in the Exhibi
tion is shown by the appointment of a
special commissioner.
I feel safe in saying that we shall
nced more space in 1»on than at pre
vious exhibitions, and that our exhibit
will be of a higher order of merit. I
am more anxious to select exhibits
which will be truly representative and
characteristic, rather than exhibits
merely remarkable for their size.
Since I have come here I have re
ceived many applications for space
from resident Americans. One appli
cation received was was for the repro
duction of the prices of gold mining
from dav to day. I cannot mention
names, but it is from one of the largest
gold miners in the world.
The Exhibition of 1900 will be the
greatest the world has ever seen. Tn
srnte of many difficulties, France did
well in 1889. Then, though European
countries made respectable showings,
still monarchial governments did not
enter into the Exhibition with en
thusiasm. Mow the Repubi’e ?s no
longer cold-shouldered. Germany
joins In entbusias‘icallv: so do the
other conntries. We could not expect
that. European countries would ha^e
nut forth a® much effort for us -'n 1593
ns thev will for th° exhibition of 19Ao
Tn fact, .it reouired the revelation we
made in Chicago to convince th° wor’d
that we con’d do it. The next time oil
will come to us with their best foot
Vo lesson taught by previous eynn.
sitinns has beep lost pnon France. The
much-abused word fln-de-siec’o will an
nlv to tb’s Exposition of 1«cq better
than anything el«e. for It will be the
crowning event of the century.
Martlnsburj; Si
Effort to 1
Special to the RpJ
Martinsburg, w\
—The Martinsburg
and Building Assoc
involving a probable
ers of about $60,000.
ness will reach $53,000, t7
the association has loans
considered good, amounting tc
140,000 and $50,000. The only*
the stockholders is that the Asa.
will realize in full on its loans
Brooklyn Brass Works, and the'
burn Wagon Co., aggregating $8o1
These industries are now being opl
aterl by receivers. The failure hi!
caused a severe shock in business hereT
Policemen Eject Colored Pupil* Front the
'•••hoot* i»t Alton.
Alton, Ills., September 25.—The
board of education yesterday called
upon the city authorities for the forci
ble ejection of all colored pupils from
the public schools, except in the
) schools assigned to them.
When the pupils appeared at nine
! o'clock to report they were met by the
blue coats, who barred the way, and
in two instances when children got in
i by side doors they were ejected.
The parents soon appeared and en
tered a vigorous objection, but were
ordered off the school grounds.
This has brought the fight to a cri
sis and the fight will go to the courts
without delay. Gen. Palmer has ten
| dered his services to the colored peo
| pie, and they have also secured J. J.
Brenholt, of this city, to make the legal
battle for them. Several Chicago agi
tators also appeared here to-day.
For Tuesday's Republican Convent Ion,
Made Public—Tracy for Mayor.
New York, September 25.—Senator
Platt to-day announced the slate for
the Republican convention on Tuesday
next as follows:
Mayor—Gen. Benjamin F. Tracy.
Comptroller—Ashbel P. Fitch.
President of the Council—R. Ross
Appleton, of Brooklyn.
Lieutenant Governor Woodruff will
be temporary and permanent chair
man of the convention, and Dr. Chaun
cey M. Depew, or Edward Lauterbaeh
will make the speech nominating Gen.
LENOX. Mass.—President McKinley Is
having fine weather and a good time.
TRENTON. N. J.—Fitzsimmons to-dav
declared he would not light Corbet: again.
WASHINGTON.—The insurrection in
Gauttmala has assum'd a serious aspect.
HAZLETON, Pa.—Four regiments of
militia went home to-day. When ih" r<-t
will go is undecided.
PITTSBURG, Pa.—Edwin N Oh I was to
day appointed receiver for the Duquesne
tube works.
EL PASO. Texas.—The Ran Pedro mine
12 miles from this city In Mexico, caved
in to-day, killing seventeen men.
WASHINGTON.—The Yantfc, now at
Boston, will be sent via canals to Detroit
to be used as a training ship for naval
WASHINGTON. — Representatives of
Japan and f’hlie to-day signed documents
opining treaty relations between the eoun
trles for the first time.
SPRINGFIELD, 11! The Sovereign
Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows adjourned
to-night to meet at Boston.
BERLIN.—A son was horn to the wife
of Count Herbert, son of Prince Bismarck
to-day. Their other children are daugh
HAZLETON. Pa.—Tie coroner'* jury
has failed to agree upon a verdict on the
cases of the Latimer strikers. They me. t
again Monday.
LONDON.—Oreat Britain has announc
ed her refusal to join the jng ,-onf r
ence if Japan and Rus-ia are admitt'd
with the United States. No rea«on is
NEW CASTLE. Pa.-The wire drawer”'
and nail makers' strik- was settles! to-day
Wage^ are to be the averag- paid in nine
of the largeat mills in the United States.
WASHINGTON .—IT O* Wallace has
been announced for postmaster at Ham
mondsville. O.. where his father was -to-t
master for 68 years, the longest -rir on
record. The ton was assistant 44 year.-.
SCRANTON. Pa.—Six hundred m!rrr«
of Simpson and Watkins .-ruck this
morning and the trouble Is <y;.e-oted to
extend through the region. Foreigners are
marching, but there have been no con
NEW ORLEANS. La... September 25.—
Deaths to-day. 2; new cates, a.
EDWARDS Mis»... BerQ-nher 25.—New
cases. »; to date. 1*0; dea.-a to-day, 2; tc
date, C.
MOBILE. Ala.. September 25.—The week
closes without change. New rases to-day,
5; deaths, none; cases to date, 46; deaths
to date, 7; recovered, 21: under treatment,
mom hi
The ext*
finds evidei
given to
lar Indian cl
the eve of hil
tour of Austl
guests presei
dermen and
I’rluce ml
crowns or
his windows
ed him to the eel.
Queen Victoria wilf
the Marquis and Marchiol
bury at Hatfield house ab
die of November, after tt
the court to Windsor.
Vanity Fair, commenting upon the
joy experienced by the Duchess of
Marlborough at giving birth to a direct
heir to the Blenheim estates, says:
‘‘('onsuelo, who has been nearly off
her head with delight since the fear
was removed of Lady Randolph
Churchill's son succeeding to the duke
dom, is rapidly recovering, and the
family is making as much fuss as
though an heir had been horn to th«
tiirone. They take care that cvery^
thing Is put in the papers.”
There is wide interest
men at Sandow's ofTer
Cambridge crew for thej
1X98 with Oxford, and
win. Sandow insists l
methods of dieting, livl
and fast rules and n
wrong, and he proposeL
of Cambridge not acoep7...„_
to undertake the training of one'
Henley crews. The president of
Oxford and Cambridge boat clubs are
both considering the subject and have
been in communication with Sandow.
President Phillips, of Oxford, is keep
ing a sharp lookout to see that Cam
bridge does not monopolize the advant
ages promised by Sandow.
I he medical press warns the public
against a probable recurrence of influ
enza. For months that disease has
been raging in severe form in the dis
trict of Mery, Turkistan. The number
of victims is immense, and although
there are fewer deaths tiian formerly
the virulence of the epidemic Is said
to have Increased, rather than lessen*
< !. The latest reports show that tha
attack of influenza leaves severe re
sults, such as heart affections, paraly
sis, etc.
The French newspapers note with
much satisfaction that the German
military authorities are so exercised at
‘ normous wolf-hounds to attack mili
tary bicyclists that they are training
enormous woif-houlds to attack mili
tant fleldmen. The papers assert thaft
daily, on the outskirts of Berlin, wolf*
hounds are trained to seize dummies,
in h renrh uniforms, which have been
perched on bicycles.
The growth of Condon is astoniahs
ing. The latest returns on the subjecl
show that over 1,200 houses are erej
ed monthly in the Metropolis,
tween the months of August, 183
•t, 1897, n,59i booses wer^
The statement, is repealed thac
Prince of Wale* will shortly visit
Italian court. For the fir.- time in®
history the University of Durham „
about to mark Us appreciation of fem
inine erudition by conferring a degree
upon Miss Jane E. Harrison, the weli
known Greek scholar and lecturer on
3rt’ <l8P*c*aIIJr on Greek vass
painting. Miss Harrison has been a
frenquent contributor to magizine lit
erature. and has published works on
Greek vase painting, etc. She won t
language scholarship at Cambridge.
f he Weather.
C. Schneplt the Opera House d|
gist, made tl
of the temper
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7 p. m., 70.
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