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Scenes at the Close of tbe Remarkable Ses
sions. USUAL EXCHANGE OF BDQUETS
The Session of the Fifty-third Form
ally Ended at 2 O'Clock Yesterday.
President Cleveland Congratulates
the House Upon the Successful
Conclusion of Its Business It Was
Not Necessary to Stop the Senate
Washington. Aug. 28.
'HE last net iu tbe great legislative
spectacle that bas attracted tbe
attention of tbe whole country
for tbe Uit dido tuonthi. was
psrformed ia the sen its chamber to
day, and was the last interesting and
most eominonplace perform mce that
ever closed a long Best ion in
that bodv. Although there wer
only two hours assigned to it,
tbere were no less than three
recesses taken within tbat time, us n
resource againtt tbe , weariness and
dreariness of tbe ocoasion; and when
the viae president made bit farewell
-speech and declared tbe sonata ad
journed, the speech and declaration
were beard by ouly twenty aenators.
All the rest had vanished, either to
tbeir homes, to watering places or to
As to tbe fate of the tariff bill whlah
had absorbed and almost monopolized
pnblie attention throughout tbe long
lession, tbere was not a word oftlsially
communicated to the ssuate. It
had been supposed tbat tbe sen
ate wonld have beea notified by
the house tbat the bill bud be
iom a law through the expiration of
tbe ten days allowed by the consti
tution to the president of the United
States the tbe retnrn of a bill witb
or witbont bis npproral. But tbe only
notification of tbe fate of that great
measure was tbat which was gathered
from Mr. Cleveland's letter of yester
day to Representative Catchinga, of
Mississippi, with its covert allusion to
Democratic trators. drawn from that
vengeance breathing verse in tne fire
Ob, for a tongue to curse tbe slave
WboBe treason, like u deadly blight.
Came o'er tbe councils of tbe brave
To blast them in tbeir hour of might.
There was no message from the pres
I ident or from the bonsc of representa
tives in relation to the matter, and
there was no allnaion to it, in extremis,
except the effort on the part of Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, to explain, in a
private colloquy with two otber Demo
oratie sanatori, some of the polariscopd
mysteries In connection witn the sugar
The final adjournment of the senate
took place nt a minute before 2 o'olock,
In accordance with tbe terms of the
joint resolution adopted last Friday,
tbe house at 2 o'clock today was ad
jjurued for the second session of the
fifty-third congress without day. Toe
announcement was muds by Speaker
Crisp with no Cdretnony whatever.
This last act in tbe drama of tbe ses
sion bud been preceded by the usual
wearisome waiter the retnrn of the
committee appointed to wait upon the
president to uotify him that congress
was ready to adjourn and link if he bad
any further communication to make.
The committee appointed to wait on
I. the president was announced and Mr.
AVilson reported that the duty da
vlved npon him nnd bis associates bad
beeiQ discharged. "And we arc chanced
by IfiSm," Mr. Wilson continued, "iu
response to say tbat the president has
no furrier communication to make,
lie cangifcitnlates tne congress npon tbe
soconsful conclusion of its business
and to each member Individually be
wishes a r leasant and prosperous vaca
tion." The hour of 2 o'clock having ar
rived, by virtue of the authority of a
joint resolution, I deolare the second
session of tbj Fifty-third congress ad
journed withlpnt day.
Tbe sergeant at arms lifted down the
eagle and staff, emblem of tbe author
ity of the house, the speaker descended
the steps leading to his chair, a few
members and employes slapped their
bands, and the end bad come.
A QUIET ADJOURNMENT.
A resolution was offered by Mr.
Qnay and unnnitnouely adopted tender
ing thtftbanks of the senate to Vice
President Stevenson for the ability,
dignity, courtesy and impartiality witb
wbioh be had presided ovr its delibera
tions; and a resolution similarly
coached in laudation of Senator Har
ris, president of tbe senate protein,
was offered by Mr. Manderson and
, adopted witb the same nnanimity.
men tne vice president rose and
formally olosed the session of tbe sen
ate with these words: "Senators The
boar fixed by the cononrrent resolu
tion for the adjournment of tbe second
session af the Fifty-third congress bas
arrived. Before making the formal
announcement I cannot forbear giving
expression of my grateful appreeiatlon
of the reiolntlon personal to myself
j ust adopted by tbe senate. For this
manifestation of yonr cocfidenoe, as
well as for the uniform courtesy, offi
cial aid personal, extended to me, I am
profoundly grateful. And now, wish
ing eaoh of you a safe retnrn to borne
and constituents, I deolarc the senate
adjourned without day."
The Bag-ant's Statue Stolen from Its
PadesUl in Batavia.
Berlin, Aug. 28. The night before
the unveiling of theLudwig monument
at Mnrnau. Upper Batavia. the statue
of the regent, Prince Luitpold, in
Wittelabaok park, Garmiscb, was re
- - - . v tu a ywuvsnat nilu una nui
yet been reoovered.
The loeal authorities have not been
able to find a elue to tbose who were
engaged in the conspiracy. It is ad
Bitted that the act was a significant
'hat it tends to show that his unpopu
larity is growing. '
WORK OF LABOR COMMISSION.
Superintendent Sullivan Unfolds Plant
to Bupprms Strilcaa.
Ciiioauo, Aug. 28 The session of
tbe labor commission today was chief
ly interesting because of the testimonr
of General Superintendent A. W. Sal
limn, of tbe Illinois Central railroad,
who related the history of the strllo
on that road. lie U'ifolded a plan to
settle all labor difficulties. It is to
make labor unions reaponsible foi
overacts committed by its members
and all violations of ooutracts made by
tbe beads of organizations and broken
by the members thuraof.
The commiesion is trying to ' get a
the cost of tbe strike to tbe railroads
To this end several statements wen
submitted, giving tbe figures. Anmn
ber of roads have yet to be be heard
Among the fifteen witnesses exam
ined during the day was General Ni
onA. Miles, who denied saying, "The
backbone of the strike is broken." wbei
he returned to take command of tin
federal teoops ordered out to do duty
in connection with the strike.
COUNCILMEN AT ODDS.
Pittston's Interesting Reformers Are
Deadlocked Over the Choice of a
Material for Street Paving.
Special to tht Scran (oil TWhtine.
Pittston, Pa., Aug. 28 People here
are beginning to wonder when tbe re
form council will meet again. Tbe
regular meeting night was Monday:
but only tbre members put in an ap
pearance, These were the trio whose
seats were declared vacant at the last
meeting,. Members Kearney, Hennigan
The story that is upon the street to
night is that these rejected members
have been besought to come back into
the fold. Tbe request is said to arise
loss from any warm feeling of fraternal
esteem than from the fact that tbe
junketeers are at swords' points over
the kind of paving to be decided upon;
and that in this division tbe tbree
exiles hold tbe balance of power. Cono
eilinen Donnelly and Reap are credited
witb be in it I favorable to asphalt; Coun
cilman Clifford, Lynett, Maloney and
Mungan witb being favorable to vitri
fied brick; and Connoilmsn Kennedy
disposed to consult bia constituents'
wishes, they being also in favor of
Each side is afraid of the otber. ac
cording to this tbeory; and neither
will attend a meeting uutil it thinks it
holds tbe winning card. ' Tbe progress
of this fat paving contract, if current
rumor is to be believed, will repay
close scrutiny on the part of interested
A.T MOUNT GRETNA.
Scores of First Day's Bifli Practice of
Mount Gretna, An. 23. Today
being tbe first day of rifle pructice, the
sooting did not commeuee until 9.10
a. in Tfc VP, a .nnHnn.il nntil ' fi 1!
p. m . when darkness appeared. As
may umaneu tor tne uay me teams
were reversed from the positions they
had last year.
Regiments. Morn- After-
First 444 44S
Sixteenth 4IHJ 428
Thirteenth 408 443 '
Eighth 1 4(i0 4:25
Ninth 89'J 424
Fifteenth m i!69
Sixth 8S5 42(1
Ktate.Fencibles 801) 378
Cavalry !i5!i 377
Tenth :tvi 357
Twelfth 347 875
Third 333 Mi
Fourteenth 832 3W
Fifth 830 3fi7
Eighteenth 327 18
Artillery 308 847
Fourth 3l3 289
THE FARMERS' PICNIC.
A Large Crowd Present at Williams'
Grove to Hoar tha Speakers.
Williams' Grove, Pa., Aug. 28. The
second day of the Grangers' exhibition
at this place wna largely attended, nnd
eaeb train brought thousands of visit
ors from adjoiniug states to the
grounds. The auditonnm was crowded
to hear tbe address of the morning by
Hon. J. T. Dilmanthe, Popnlist candi
date for governor, who discussed the
tariff bill and its future workings.
Hon. Leonard Rhone, state master,
was tbe next sneaker, and was followed
by Hon, A. S.' Solan, of Washington,
D. C, and Manager Thomas. Hon.
Benjamin Bntterwarth made an ad
dress this afternoon.
Xioket Salectad at tbe Luxirne Demo
Wilkr&Barrb, Ang. 28. Tbe Dem
ocratic convention met here today and
renominated Congressman limes and
tbe following ticket:
Orphans' court judge, D. L. Rhone;
prothonotary, Jacob Schappert; dis
trict attorney, A. A. O'Boyle; clerk of
conrts, John II. Rice.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRE.
In order tbat his wife may bs legally ad
ministrator of his estate of $4,000, Actor
William J. Scanlan must be decreed in
sane. Isaac White, a half-breed Indian, Is be
lieved to have butchered his mistress,
Mary Ann Lawfranee, at Hogansburg,
A. Q. Freed, proprietor of tbe Tremont
house at Lansdale, bas failed to tbe extent
of 140,000. The sheriff bas levied on his
Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, brother of
Henry Ward Beecber, retired on Sunduy
from the active pastorate of Park churcb,
Elmlra, N. V.
A young man named Eghart, a nephew
of Superintendent King, of the Lehigh
Valley railroad, fell from a sailboat and
was drowned in Seneca Lake, near North
Heoter, N, Y.
Secretary Thomas J. Edge bas returned
to Harrleburg from Tyrone, where he in
spected some stck cattle end decided that
they were sufferina: from anthrax, an In
curable disease. Twenty-five have died
and a large number will have to be killed,
French Sharpsbooters Surprised at Night and
SECOND VICTORY FOR THE NATIVES
A Detachment of invaders from Tim
buctoo Cut to Pieces by Tauregs.
'Attacked at Night the Marksmen
Are Unable to Secure Their Guns
and Fall Victims to the Knives and
Lances of Their Enemies Result
of - a Seige.
Paris, Aug. 28.
STARTLING news has reached
here from Sengal, West Africa
According to a report received at
St. Lonis, the French garriaon
it Timbnctooj after three days' des
perate fighting with tbe Tuaregs and
otber hostile tribes which have been
infesting tbat city for a long time,
made a sortie and were out to pieces.
This news has caused consternation
in many circles. If true it is the sec
ond serious disaster the Frencb have
met witb in tbe vicinity of Timbnctoo,
since that Sudanese town was oocupled
by them early during tbe present year.
A French column, commanded by
Colonel Bannier, arrived at Tim boot. io
on Jaunary 10, and, two days later, a
detachment of troops, witb Colonel
Bannier as their head, accompanied by
Commandant Hugneny and the entire
staff, started out on a reconnoltering
expedition, leaving Captain Phillippe,
as senior captain, in charge of the post.
This detachment, in some manner
never fully explained, was surprised
asleep in camp at Dougoi, two hours
march north of Gonndam, three days'
march from Timbnctoo.
The Arabs, chiefly Tuaregs, mounted
and on foot, and armed with lanoes
and knives, entered tbe Frenoh camp
by several sides during the early morn
ing and overturned the stacked arms
in front of tbe sharp shooters, who
when aroused were unable to seize
their rifles in time to defend them
selves successfully. Tbe Arabs massa
cred nearly the entire detaehment,
consisting of the Fifth and Eleventh
companies of Sudanese sharp sboeters.
A French officer, Captain Nigotte,
though seriously wounded, escaped to
a platoon of soldiers left some yards
behind tbe main osmp under tbe com
mand of Lieutenant Sards, and it re
treated to Timbnctoo.
Tbe tuaregs puraued the retreating
soldiers and then infested Tim buctoo.
For its defence Captain Pbillippe bad
only 800 rifles and six oannen, bnt a
colnma commanded by Colonel Joffrc,
composed of a company and a half of
sharpshooters, a squadron of Spabls
cavalry, thirty auxiliary Spahis and
two guns, after mee'ing serious oppo
sition, reached Timbuctoo. It is, in
all probability, part of the force of
Captain Philippe and Colonel Joffre,
which, according to the advices from
Senegal, has been out to pieces by the
It is believed here that the garrison,
since the Joffre column arrived there,
bad been again 'reinforced.
Waahlngtoniane Who Wer Tlrad of Life
and Its Sorrows.
Washington. Asg. 28 An epidemio
of suicides seems to have broken out in
tbe national capital, three attempt at
self murder having beeu uinJe in the
lust twenty.four honrs.
Two of tbe seekers after forgetful
ness were men past the meridian of
life, both inspired by drunkenness,
and both unsuccessful in their efforts
The tbird, Miss Elizabeth Walter,
was an 13 year old girl employed in a
dry goods establishment. Sbe lived
with her uncle, C. F.Walter, CQDefrees
street, N. W and took morphine last
night, dying this morning. Mr. Wal
ter can allege no eanse for the girl's
aot unless it was worry over her moth
She bad no entanglement in love and
her relations at home and in the etore
were of tbe most cordial character.
Sbe wrote two letters, but it is not
known to whom they were addressed
as she mailed tbera herself.
SIOUX CITY IN EARNEST.
Five Thousand Stnt Beat to Baoare the
Sioux City, la., Aug. 28 At a
meeting of tbe Sionx City Athletio
club last night a letter was sent, in
oare of a New York newspaper, eon
taining two certified cheeks for $3,500
each, for James Corbett and PeUr
Jackson, as evidenoe of good faith as
per our proposition for the glove con
test under our snperrision.
Mr. Corbett has already accepted
one order, and we will send a report to
close all preliminaries in case Mr.
Jackson's acceptance is received by us.
TROLLEY CARS SMASH.
Twenty Peasants" Killed in Hammond,
Ind Trainmaa Will Die.
Hammond, Ind., Ang. 28. While the
fog and smoke from the northern lakes
was so thick that the powerful head
light of an engine eould not penetrate
the darkness, electrio cars Nos. 3 and
3 crashed into one another at Whiting
this morning, and in the wrsck which
followed, a score of passengers were
injured by the flying glass and deorls
from the ears.
Cbarles Mjishioo, motorman of oar
Iso. 8, will die; others will all recover,
NO WIFf; NO FEE. .
Widower Arnold, of Smlthton, III,, Goes
to Conrt Over Two Dollara.
Mascoutah, III, Aug. 28. Henry
Arnold. tbe wealthy Smith ton widower.
has appealed to the St, Clair county
court from the dcoiston or the lueticc
who rendered a decision against him
for 13 In favor of Cbarles Timmlg.
Timmlg was employed to find a wife
for Arnold, who it bashful. The wife
was not found and Arnold refused to
nay up. The matter will be fough'
itterly, and will likely prove Interest
ng, as a nnmber of marringeable wo
men were courted.
BOLD WORK OF TRAMPS.
V Band of Vagaboadt Hold Up Paaaen
fftr Trains at KrU.
Erie. Pa.. An. 28 A bund of
'rainps boldly attucked two passenger
ruins on tbe Lake Shore last night.
While, the train stood at the Union
lepot, live meu, Thomas Qnino, the
-iider; John Gray, J E. Angfl, James
Porter and Frank Kelley, entered the
'osehes and made damunds upon p-is-engers
A great many of the passengers
oinplied, but one finally called on'
he window and gave an alarm. The
'ramps ran out of the oars and were
'onnil in a lumber yard by tbe officers.
Angel, who gives his home as Counells
ville, Pa., escaped from the officers,
ind was captured after a chase. He
lent a fusllade of bullets, bnt was
clubbed into submission,
FIERCE RUSSIAN STORM.
Windows Broken by Halletonee, Trees
Uprooted LlahtaloB Killa Two.
Dreslau, Ang. 28. A fierce storm
vesterday swept over Lanrahutte.
Thousands of windows were broken by
dbowers of immense hailstones.
The wind was so strong tbat trees
were torn up by the roots and a great
numbers of ohimneys were overturned.
Railroad oars were blown along tho
tracks with such speed that several
workmen were run over and badly
Injured. Two persons were killed by
TO MAKCll' ON PEK1N.
The Japanese Massing for an Attack
on China's Capitol Sup
plies Cut Off.
Shanohai, Aug, 28. It is repotted
here tbat the Japanese transports, es
corted by war vessels, are landing
troops in force to tbe nortbward of
Taku, with the intention of marching
npon Pekin. Another report says tbat
tbe Japanese have sueoeeded in laadinc
20,000 men on the banks of the Yalu
river, ssparating Cores from China,
and that they have thus cat off tbe
supplies of the large army which the
Chinese have cent down to the Corean
Finally, this report says tbat tbe
Japanese troops are converging upon
rear of the Chinese army marcb
ng southward and that tbe lut
tr will, consequently, be taken
between two fires, in addition to being
ent off from iu supplies, which, it is
claimed, would alone bring about dis
aster. A third report says tbat the Freucb
commissioner of Hong-Tyong bas beon
murdered by tbe soldiers of General
Yeb. All tbe three reports referred to
in this dispatch are merely the current
rumors of Shanghai gand one and all
NEW ENGLAND MILLS.
Operators Husbanding- Their Rjeourcas
For a Protraotad Struggle.
Fall River, Aug. 28 At a large
meeting of the Spinners' union last
night it was voted to declare all union
benefits off for four weeks beginning
last Monday morning. Tuis vote will
include every one who was or may be
entitled to benefits till tbe time limit
expires. The action was not entirely
nnanimoui, but will undoubtedly be
At the Carders' meeting it was voted
to discontinue all union benefits, be
ginning yesterday morning and lasting
as long as the lookout continues Tbe
votes passed by these two unions Indi
cate the intention of the trades union
ists to prepare for future trouble by
protecting their fnads as long as tbey
can possibly do so.
Today the streets of tbe city are not
able beeause of the large crowd of idle
operatives, who are discussing the ac
tion of the Carders' and Spinners'
nuions lest night in voting to forego
all benefits pending a settlement of the
present troubles. Tbe impression is
abroad in town that the spiuners nnd
carders are preserving their funds to
make a fight with when the fonr
weeks vacation period is at an end and
tbe course of tbe Manufacturers' aseo
clatian will be made known. As
matters stand there it nothing to be
done but wait developments in the
KILLED AT A WELL.
Chlldrea Throw Books TJp-m Explosives
t with Fatal Rnulto
Soreial to the Scrantnn Tribun.
Tunkhannock, Aug. 28. At Centor
morelaud two children of a Mr. Parson
wsrc playing about a well bole where
explosives were in use. One child
threw a stone wbioh Struck the ex
plosives and a terrible concussion re
sulted. One child was killed and the otber
was severely injured.
WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES.
Mr. Kiirino, tbe new Japanese minister,
has reached Washington.
General chanires in the PostR.ee stamn
issues have been ordered by the postoffice
The tornado boat, Ericsson, reached
Charleston, S. C, and will go thence direct
to Mew lorlc.
Superintendent Stnmp, of the bureau of
immigration, will sail from New York to
day on a six weeks' buropeau trip..
Sergeant-at-Arms Snow, of tbe House,
will turn into the treasury 120,000
"docked" from absentee members' sala
A surplus of receipts over exnnnditnrea
of 18,099,057 wae the record of treaanrv
operations for August up to Monday morn
After investigating the colored Demo
cratic reoorder of deods of the district, the
civil service commission has gone off to
lane a rest.
The coast defense vessel Monteroy has
arrived at Port Townsend, Wash., and the
training snip rortamoutn nas left Cher
bourg for Gibraltar. ,
Secretary Carlisle has offered 1200 re
ward for the supposed illicit distiller in
Stokes county, N. C' who shot W. C.
Lewis, a United States raider, on Aug. 8
wane cnueavoring to capture moonshiners.
Most Delightful Weather for tbe Great Parade
EIGHT THOUSAND MEN IN LINE
An Imposing Array of Fine Looking
Men President Cleveland Views
the Parade from the White House
Grounds Meeting of the Supreme
Lodges and the Pythian Sisterhood.
Condition of the Society.
Washington, Aug. 28.
ITII jnst enough cloudiness to
lessen tbe effects of the sun's
brightness, the Knights of
Pythias had an ideal duv for
'heir great parade. Broadcloth uni
forms were a little too thick for com
fort, perhaps, but the Knights did not
appear to mind such a slight incon
veniencsaud made a magnificent show
ing with their waving plumes and gold
and silver accoutrements,
Tbe parade assembled at Camp
Washington on tbe monument grounds
at 4 o'olock and murched up Seven
teenth street to Penn avenue, where
the proeession turned, and the knights
marohed in review past President
Cleveland. A small stand, decorated
appropriately, bad been erected in
front of the white home, and on this
tbe president stood during the entire
time oeoupiad by the procession in pas
sing. Mr. Clevolnnd was aeoompanied
by Colanel C. A. K;hl, Major Ueneral
Carnahan's. chief of staff, in full uni
form, and Colonel John M. Wilson,
United States nrmy, the commissioner
of public buildings,
Members of the citizens' committee
on horseback led the parade, and they
were followed by the losul militia or
ganizations. Then came Major Gen
eral Carnahan, commander in chief of
tbe uniform rank, ridiug at tbe head
of his staff, composed of brigadier gen
erals and colonels too numerous to
EIGHT THOUSAND IN LINE.
Abont 8,000 men were in line aud
they made au excellent showing. The
line of march was eastward along
Pennsylvania avenue from Seventeenth
street, down Fifteenth street past tbe
Treasury Department building to
Pennsylvania avenue, thence eastward
to the Peaoe monument at the foot of
Capitol hill around the monument
and back to the oanip by toe same
The first meeting of the snprem?
lodge of the Knights of Pythias at the
Builder's Exchange today was not pro
ductive of any important business.
Eighty-one new members from many
states and from some foreign countries
were admitted to membership. A
pleasant incident was tbe 'preseutation
to Supreme Chancellor Blaokwell, of a
handsome gavel inlaid with silver, by
tbe Idaho delegates, and a gold and
elver jewelled ornament by Montaua's
THE PYTHIAN SISTERHOOD
Like the meeting of the supreme
lodge, the meeting of the supreme as
sembly of tbe Pythiun sisterhood wbich
was held at Grand Army J ball, whs
conducted witb closed doors, bat the
sisters sought to refute tbe old savin?
about a woman and a secret by deelln-
Jng to give out anything omciul about
Mrs. A. A. Young, tbe supreme chan
cellor, made an address and presented
her report. It has loen determined
that Mrs. George W. Bollis, of Worces
ter, Mass., shall be the next supromo
In tbe annual report which he bas
just submitted to tbe supreme lodge,
Supreme Chancellor Blackwell recom
mends that German lodges be refnsed
permission to translate the ritual of the
organization into German. He de
clares that the lodges now usinn Ger
man rituals are in rebellion and says
the rytbians should stand on the plat
form of "America for Americans."
MEMBERSHIP OF THE ORDER.
Aecording to tbe report the member
ship in the order on July 1, 1894, was
as follows: Urand lodnes. 51: subordi
nate lodges. 6.202; total number of
members, 405,711, a net increase of
7.',U.'j during tho past two years.
The report of T. G. Sample, supreme
master of the exchequer, for the vear
ending Marsh 31 last, shows total re
ceipts for the year, $91, IDS; total ex
penditures for the , year, $02,041); bal
Major Gonernl Carnahan says in his
anunnl report tbat the financial de
pression has made difficult tbe work of
organizing new dtvuions of the uni
form rank. Notwithstanding this there
has been a reasonably healthy erowth.
The membership is now 43,0:10, a net
gain in two years of 0, 100.
MANY DUTCH KILLED.
Fourteen Offlo.r. and 164 Man Liet In
the Dt fea! at Lamb ok.
Amsterdam, Aug. 28. Tbe defeat of
the Dutch troops sent to punish the
rajah of the Islaud of Lambok, not far
from Javs, seems to have been more
serious than at first supposed.
It is now asserted that 104 Dutch
soldiers and fourteen officers, inolnding
General Yan Ham. were killed by tbe
natives. In addition, many of tbe
soldiers were wounded. Ihe Dutch
residents at Lambok sucoesded in
THREE NEGROES MURDERED.
A White Plantation Hand Killed a Han
and Two Woman.
Greenwood. Miss.. Aug. 28 On
tbe morning of Aug. 24 a triple tragedy
came to light by the discovery of tbe
remains of a negro man and two negro
women in a cabin near bbellmound
An inquest was beld and the testimony
indicated that several negroes on the
plantation who had fled the country
had done tbe work. Some white men
in the community entered on a further
. tbey found a child of one of the
murdered women, whose evidoncc
eaves little doubt tbat one of the em
ployes of the plantation, a white man.
first killed the man and then mnrdered
the two women in order to prevent
them from testifying concerning the
crime, ihe white mn is supposad to
have left the country.
THE FORESTRY COMMISSION.
Senator Chandlar Delivara an Address.
Jackson, N. H., Aug. 28 Mr.
Francis H. Appleton, vice president of
the Association of Massachusetts, pre
sided at the annual meeting of the
American Ferestry Commission yes
terday. Senator W. E. Chand
ler delivered an address. The
senator thought tbat forestry
organizations were doing macb, if
nothing more than in the way of cre
ating sentiment. We are aronsing a
sentiment in favor of trees, be said,
nnd when we arotiBe tbat sentiment
we do something towards saving the
trees. Praotiolly this sentiment has
given us Arbor day, which is distin
guished by the planting of trees all
over the country, and these trees will
become things of beauty.
Pronator B. E. Fernow, obief of the
Forestry division of the agricultural
department, then delivered an exhaus
tive address on "The Battle of tbe
The assoointion adjourned to meet in
Washington in December,
The Governor of Colorado is Ar
rested Upon a Serious
Denver, Colorado, Aug. 23. Gover
nor Waite was arrested this evening
on a warraut charging him with open
ing and retaining a letter addressed to
Mrs. Likens, formerly matron at police
headquarters. Tbe warrant was issued
by United States Commissioner Hins
dale, who also issued warrants for the
arrest of President Dennis Mullins of
tbe police board, Hamilton Arm
strong, chief of police, and Kute Dwyer,
matron at police headquarters.
Tbe complaiut was made by Mrs.
Likens and n investigated by Post
office Inspector MoMibon. Mr. Mc
Mahon laid the matter before United
Statea Dlstriot Attorney Johnson, and
a formal complaint was drawn np.
The letter upon wbioh these warrants
were based was written to Mrs, Likens
by Jesse Parr, of Pueblo, who answered
an advertisement for a housekeeper.
Mr. Parr said he was In need of a
friend and a good woman in this letter
and two of tbe words have bceo under
scored by pencil wnioh Parr says was
not dons by him. It was about six
days after this letter was received that
Mrs. Likens was discharge!. 1 It is
obarged that this letter to Mrs. Likens
was not only unlawfully opened but
that there was a conspiracy, that this
letter went into the hands of Chief
Armstrong, Mrs. Kate Dwyer, Dennis
Mullins and Governor Waite, nnd the
answer to tbis advertisement for a
housekeeper was the point they used
ngainst Mrs. Likens.
The governor interrupted the pro
ceedings several timee and finally Mr.
MeMabon was placed on the stand.
He testified that he bad received the
lettir from Dennis Mullins. Governor
Wuite denied in his statement having
had the letter. He said that a letter
addressed to Mrs. Likens whs read to
him and tbat it naked that a mistress
be furnished. He denied thnt he made
use of it as a basis for tbe dismissal of
Mrs. Likens. Mr. MeMabon said that
he had statements from Mrs. Likens,
Jesie Parr who wrote the letter, Mul
lins and Armstrong.
Mr. Rhodes handed the governor n
copy of the documents and said: "I
wish to treat you with the dignity ani
courtesy that your office deserves, bnt
in order to show to you that we have
some foundation for these charges I
will hand you the written statement of
Chief Armstrong, who says be got the
letter from you."
"Armstrong is mistaken,'' the gov
Tbe amount of the governor's bail
was finally reduced to $100, and the
others were released on tbeir personal
A (number of prominent Populists
say it is a political scheme on the part
of tbe anti-Waite men to injure the
LAURELS FOR SCRANTON.
David J. Davie Camp Sons of America
Viotorioua at Erie.
Special to tht Scranton Trttntnt.
Erie. Pa., Aug. 28. David J. Davis
camp 3311, Scranton, won the Sons of
America state oratorioal contest to
night. There were six contestants, past
national president and state president
eleot Clarenoe F. Hutb, of fthamokin,
being among the contestants. Audi
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
Hazletou may tap the Lsbigh river for
a water supply.
An express train on the B. & O. at Rob
bins, oruahed lifeless J. C. Price.
While fishing at York, Millie Ford tum
bled into the water and waa drowned.
Typhoid fever ia responsible tor fonr
deaths in two days at Potteville.
A horse kioked and crushed the skull of
Mrs, Catharine Yingut, at Anayille.
Thrown from bis wagon at New Tripoli,
George M. Sobillhammer met instant
Myron Osborne was appointed postmas
ter at North Rome, vice Mrs. Fanny Mo
Pennsylvania gloss manufacturers will
go to Cleveland, O., today and endeavor to
settle the wage scale.
In a freight wreck at Erie Brakeman
William Rohr waa daigerously hurt and
an nnknown rids-stealer killed.
Boys threw a lighted cigarette under St.
Bernard's Catholio obnrch, Bethlehem, and
it narrowly escaped destruction.
The body of an unknown man waa found
in W. C. Hallman's barn near Norrietown,
he having been dead for woeks.
Washington, Ang. 28. Forecast
for eastern ftnnaylvania and
winds, becoming- north. For Weitcrn
I'minsyhania, fair, cooler; north wind.
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