The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 26, 1895, Image 1

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Anthracite County Chloroformed by
Judiciary Committee.
The House In a Working Mood-Lobbyists,
However. Swurm tho Hall and
Interfere with llusliioss-llllls
That Are Passed Fluully.
0beelal to the Seranton Tribune.
Harrisburg, April 25. The house Ju
diciary committee tonight negatived
the bill fir tho county of Anthracite.
Kepresentatlve O'Malley made a at runic
speech tn opposition to the measure,
uiul out of courtesy to him the com
mittee at once killed tho bill. Trior to
taking this action the committee heard
a delegation of Carbondale people In
support of the new county movement.
On the delegation were ex-ltepresetitu-tlve
Burke. J. I'. Troutwlne, John W.
Aiken and J. F. Reynolds.
House ut Work.
The house was In a working mood today-
The order was bills on second
reading. The members for once con
sidered the bills on their merits, and did
not fritter away the time lu useless
debate. The result Is that the second
reading calendar Is almost clear for the
first time this seasou. Frequently dur
ing the morning session Speaker Wal
ton was compelled to give notice from
his desk that unless the strangers In
the house. Interfering with member
and talking In loud tones, paid more
regard to the rules, they would be
ordered off the floor. Lobbyists are be
ginning to throng the chamber and In
terfere with the proceedings. The
speaker Is determined to stop this and
unless hese persons regard the rules
they will not be accorded the privileges
of the house.
The bill ceding Jurisdiction over the
real estate of the Monogahala naviga
tion company to be acquired by the
Vnlted States went through finally on
a special order. Bills granting to water
power companies the authority con
ferred on electric light companies, and
providing that one burial permit be a
sufficient authority for the Interment
In a cemetery, partly within the limits
of two or more municipalities, also
passed this stage on special orders.
The Brown road bill was substituted
for the Smiley bill, and then killed after
Jt had been Jumped upon by the rural
members. The fight against the bill
was led by Mr. Focht. He said It would
Impose a great burden upon the tax
payers of the rural districts. Mr. Focht
contended the farmers could make good
roads If they had the means. They
were now taxed enought and were not
asking for any interference on the part
of the legislature In the way of laws
governing the construction of public
highways, and would accept none until
the state was ready to make an appro
priation, as now done to the public
Bills Passed Finally.
Among the bills passing second read
ing are the following: Requiring coun
ty commisisoners to locate county
boundary line monuments; regulating
the manner of changing county seats;
providing for the appointment of meas
urers of building material and the ad
justment of disputes arising from the
erection of buildings; giving preference
of appointment or employment to hon
orably discharged soldiers, sailors and
marines; changing the method of Incor
poration of boroughs by abolishing the
method of proceeding by laying the ap
plication before the grand Jury; author
izing boards of health In third class
cities to regulate house drainage, the
registration of master plumbers and
the construction of cesspools; enabling
county commissioners to carry out the
provisions of the election, law of 1893 to
provide suitable places for holding elec
tions. The Seanor act to prevent the adul
teration of food under a heavy penalty
was killed, and the act providing for
the employment of none but American
citizens on public works was dropped
from the calendar. A similar measure
has already passed th house. The bill
providing for a uniform policy of fire
insurance, which was on the calendar
for third reading and final passage on
a special order, wad postponed for a
mil to Pension Teachers.
The bill granting a pension to school
teachers who have taught In the public
schools fifty years enlivened the house
for a short time, as all kinds of ridicu
lous amendments were offered to It,
none being germain to the question.
After Indulging in a little merriment
over the bill. It passed second reading
without amendment.
The bill prohibiting the soliciting of
orders for goods of any kind In the sev
eral boroughs without a llcens and
providing a penalty therefor, was called
up by Mr. Focht, of Union. After
some discussion and the discovery that
a bill of the same character had passed
the day before, Mr. Focht moved to
postpone his bill.
On the passage of the bill providing
compensation for constables who visit
places where liquors are sold, an aye
and nay vote was taken, and It was
then discovered that there was not a
quorum of members present. A delay
in the count was made until enough
members were gathered In to make a
quorum. The bill then passed second
reading by a vote of 90 to 17. Seeing
that It was useless to continue the
session longer with such a slim attend
ance, the' house adjourned.
iBIg Oil Well Flows Four Hundred Barrels
n Day.
Toledo, O., April 25. A special from
Lima, O., says: The biggest well In the
Lima field for several years was de
veloped this morning on the Voorhees
farm, two miles east of this city.
The well was drilled In yesterday,
and when shot this morning contained
1,000 feet of oil and it sprayed oil over
several hundred feet and began flow
ing. It Is now flowing at the rate of
400 barrels a day.
A Wild-Eyed Man Creates Havoc with an
'. ' '-' Axe. .
Pittsburg, . Pa., April 25. Somewhat
of a sensation was caused this morn
ing in the court house by the appear
and of, a wild-eyed man of middle age,
who said he was hunting for Judge
Kwlng, of common plea court No. 2.
He cart-led In his hand a dangerous
looking axe, with which he Bald he
would avenge himself upon the Judge
for Borne fancied wrong. Several weeks
ago Judge Kwlng received a letter In
which threats of a murderous char
acter were made. Before the court
oMoera could apprehend the crank he
made his escape.
Judge Magctf uIho received a threat
ening letter from a woman crunk today,
who said she wanted the Judge to pro
tect her from her neighbors or he would
have to suffer himself.
Horrible Treatment of a Jewelry Peddler
by Three Young Men.
Huntington, V. Va., April 25. J- A.
Weedy, a Jewelry peddler, who claims
he lives near Cleveland. O., was stopped
at Hluchman Bend, fifteen miles sutith
of this city, last evening, while riding
horseback, by three young men named
He was taken from his horse, tied to
a bush and horribly lacerated with
hickory switches. He is now In a
frightful condition, with no hopes of re
New Type Mas Just Been Completed at the
lluldwln Locomotive Work at Phila
delphia. Philadelphia, April 25. An electric
locomotive of a new type has just been
completed at the Baldwin Locomotive
works for the North American com
pany, which operates the property of
the Oregon and Transcontinental com
pany and extensive street railway and
electric lighting Interests In Milwau
kee. This locomotive was designed by
Sprague. Duncan & Hutchinson, of
New York, and It Is Intended for spe
cial experimental work In handling
heavy freight and for switching pur
poses. The locomotive resembles somewhat
the ordinary consolidation itype used
for heavy freight yard work. There
are four pairs of drivers coupled to
gether by connecting rods. The driv
ers are 56 Inches In diameter.
The motors, four In number, and
alternating In position, are of the
"continental" Iron clad type, the field
magnets consisting of two steel cast
ings, having two field colls placed at
the ends of the motors.
The controlling apparatus in the cab
Is so arranged that the engineer sits
at the right side, looking forward, no
matter which way he Is running.
The total weight of the engine Is
about 134,000 pounds, equally distribut
ed upon the drivers.
Thieves Ransack the Home of Mrs Ann
Morgan While the Latter Is at Church.
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
Hallstead, Pa., April 25. News
reached here today of a very daring
robbery at Clifford, this county, which
occurred on Sunday evening at the of Mrs. Ann Morgan, widow of
the late Owen Morgan. The family at
tended church that evening. When
they returned home they found their
trunks broken open, bureau and ma
chine drawers pulled out, and different
things that the robbers did not want
they found scattered upon the floor.
It was plain to be seen that the house
had been ransacked from cellar to
Among the things that were taken
were two silver watches, about 17 In
money, and three specimens of gold that
Mr. Morgan brought from California,
one valued at 5, another at $10
and another at $20. The $5 piece had i
hand on one side and a harp on the
other. It was found by Mr. Morgan
while at work near the gold diggings.
Besides the above, the thieves also took
three quarter-dollar gold pieces, with
the corners clipped off, two fine gold
rings, hat, shirt and razor.
They also helped themselves to cake,
cookies and meat. The robbers left at
the house a screwdriver.
There Is much excitement In the
neighborhood over the robbery.
The Suspected Minister Hud an I'nsnvory
Record In the City of Churches.
Brooklyn, N. Y., April 25. The Rev.
Mr. Bell who Is suspected of criminal
ity In the Emily Hall case, was the first
pastor of the Primitive church, on Park
avenue. Brooklyn. It was built In 1873,
and a year later he was expelled.
He was charged with being on too
friendly terms with two sisters of his
congregation. He was a married mnn
and had two children. He left Brook
lyn suddenly and went to London.
Oould Must Pay t'p.
New York, April 25. In accordance with
the decision which was rendered by Juilge
Andrews tn the special term of the su
prime court, the executors of the will of
the late Jay Gould will lie compelled to
pay tho taxes upon the assessment of $10.
(Mu.tfJO which was placed upon the personal
property for the year 1M for taxation.
- - - -Sailors
Washed Ashoro.
London, April 25. Six dead bodies of
sailors have come ashore near Plymouth.
An oar and a small bout marked "Sti-um-
ship Marie," were found a hundred yards
from them. Tho Norwegian steamship
Marie, 1,3m) tons, piles between C'open
hagon and Odessa.
It will take $12S,000 to keep Reading's
city government in motion this year.
Berwick will get the next convention
df the Commandery General Sons of
The coke output at Connellsvllle, owing
to the advanced price, dropped 12.00U tons
last week.
Christian Relhl, a farmer and brush
maker, In past Coventry, Chester county,
has been missing from home for a month.
The farm owned by the Into Mrs. Mar
garet Labar, at Upper Mt. Bethel, North
ainpton county, was willed to her hired
The Elks of Erie, who published the Erie
Herald for one day on behnlf of charity.
made a big success of their 32-page news
The Hon. Justus F. Temple, aged CI
years, of Waynesburg, died yesterday. He
served as auditor general of Pennsylvania
from 1874 to 1878.
A thief yeBterday morning entered
Hutchinson Brother's store In Pittsburg
and grabbed - the cash box, containing
about 130 In money, a gold watch and
bonds representing $7,600. The bonds were
recovered later by the police.
His Attorneys Seek to Droij Dr. Gib-
sun Into the Cusc.
Expert Montcltb Discover a Clow Thut
Strengthens IHirnnt's Cnuse Thou
ilea Advanced an to Ur. Uibeuii's
Part In tho Affair.
San Francisco, April 25. Dr. Gibson
wiih again called to the stand on the
resumption of tho Durrant examina
tion this illuming. He was asked for
a specimen of his huudwrltlngs, but
declined to give It. After some tilt
with counsel for tho defense,- however,
the witness tlnully wrote his name on
a piece of paper, and, at the request of
the counsel he also wrote the name of
Oeorge King and of a professor which
were In the newspaper In which the
rings of Blanche Lamunt were en
closed. It was evident from this that
the defense were trying to connect Dr.
Ulbsuit with the Lanmnt tragedy.
The witness Idcntitled the chisel and
hammer Introduced by the defense as
his property. He testified that they
were kept in a drawer In his study.
On being questioned as to his connec
tion with St. Andrew's Baptist church,
Scotland, witness stalled that he could
not remember the name of the street
upon which It was situated, although
he had lived there ithree years. He was
asked to K've the location In tho Kman
uel church of the wash basin In which
blood stains were found, and replied
that It was very close to his study.
He further stated that he supplied the
towels that were used find that they
were kept In an unlocked drawer In
the study.
Ir. Voxel's Testimony.
The defense believes that It has a case
against the Rev. Dr. Gibson, and It will,
It Is said, try to show flint he, and not
IHinint, killed Miss Wllllums and Miss
Lamont. It was in support of this
theory that Dr. Gibson was asked to
give Durnnt's counsel specimens of his
writing this morning. George Mon
telth, a well-known attorney, discov
ered what led to this line of Investiga
tion. On the morning after the finding
of Minnie Williams' body, the CaJl pub
lished a fac simile of names, written on
the margin of paper sent around the
rings, and returned to 'the dead girl's
aunt, Mrs. Noble. Monteith Is an ex
pert on handwriting, and says he dis
covered pecularlties in writing which
showed that both were written by the
same hand. He reported his discov
ery to Durant's counsel, and It Is said
their Investigations have satisfied them
that Durant's case has received a great
deal of strength from It. Monteith was
in court this morning when Gibson sub
mitted his specimens of writing, and
says that the additional specimens make
the resemblance between the preacher's
writing and that on the paper wrapper
more remarkable. It Is said that tho
defense will accept the police theory
that the murder was committed at a
different time from the mutilation,
should It follow this line of defense.
The Idea has been that Durant wrote
the names found on the puper wrapper,
and that in doing so he tried to imitate
the writing of Organist King. The
alleged discovery of the defence puts
this In a different light.
Ir. Vogcl's Testimony.
Dr. Vogel at the examination this
afternoon repeated his testimony taken
at the Inquest. He testified as to the
meeting at his house Friday evening,
April 12, and the condition of Durant
on his arrival about 9.20. Witness saw
him when he entered. When he got to
the top of the stairs was perspiring.
Witness did not remember exactly
what was said, but Durant asked to be
allowed to wrush his hands. On crosa
examlnatlon he was askel whether he
saw anything unusual about Durant's
request to wash his hands. Vogel
said he did not, except that Durant
looked heated.
Dr. Gibson closed his testimony by a
corrected statement from that made
yesterday, to the effect that the library
door was locked with the old lock on
his first visit before the discovery of
the body. He had stated It was un
locked. W. MoHIroy, another new witness,
testified lie saw a man meet a woman
at 8.30 o'clck Friday evening near the
church. The couple stopped at a gute
leading to the street entrance of the
church. While waiting for a friend,
Bert Minna, he say a light In the rear
of the church, moving as If from a can
dle or lantern. Minna corroborated
McElroy'8 statement. District Attor
ney Barnes expects to conclude the
examination tomorrow. '
Ira S. Illckel Charged with Lmhczzllng
Lebanon, Pa., April 25. Ira S. Hlckel,
the late United tatps Express agent
here, Is in Jail on the charge of em
bezzling $1,200 of the company's money.
He suddenly .left town a week ago to
day, about the time that Auditor Howe,
of Keadlnrr, arrived to examine his
hooks. A shortage of the foregoing
sum was found and a warrant Issued
for his arrest. That not being forth
coming, Detective Lyons was gent here
by the Fidelity and Deposit company,
of Baltimore, BIckel'B sureties. 1 ticked
was found to have remained In the
city, hiding In a friend's home.
In default of $1,600 he was Jailed for
a hearing on Saturday next. He pro
tests his Innocence. A woman is said
to be at the bottom of tho whole affair.
W ill Stand by the Demand for 21 Per
Cent, of Output.
Philadelphia, April 25. In an Inter
view today one of the receivers of the
Reading Rnllroad company affirmed
again the Heading's unalterable deter
mination to have 21 per cent, of tho
anthracite coal output. This gentle
man said that Reading did not propose
to be coerced Into the matter, and that
the receivers had carefully considered
the situation, and were of the unani
mous opinion that Rending was nnt
only entitled to 21 per cent., but even
more of the output. He further added,
significantly, that if tho other com
panies agreed to give Reading the 21
per cent., well and good, but If 'they did
not Reading would take the 21 per cent,
and probably more, too.
He also saltl that the receivers pro
posed to maintain the equipment of the
Toad, and that they were now In tho
market for 1,000 coal cars, and another
now and powerful sea-going tug. Read
ing did not wish to wage war, but If
the other companies did, they were
reudy for hostilities.
I'lve Hundred fllase Workers Preferred It
to llcer.
Brldgeton, N. J April 25. The work
men In the Cohansey Glass company's
tank furnace wanted ice water to drink
when the warm weather set In. They
wanted It so badly that they demand
ed It of the firm, but the firm declined
to supply It. Because the coolish
drought was not forthcoming the men
struck this afternoon.
As a result, all the fires were drawn,
the works closed down and COO men
throwu out of employment.
They Claim Tliut Consumption Hue I'allcn
Off Forty Per Cent. Ninco Secretary
Morton lleconio Interested.
Chicago, April 25. Referring to the
statements mude by Secretary Morton,
of the agricultural department, that the
rise In price of live stock had been less
than one dollar a hundred pounds over
the last year price, and that dressed
beef was now five to ten cents higher In
New York city. O. V. Swift, of Swift
and company, in an interview today,
"1 sold over a million and a quarter
pounds of dressed beef In New York
city last week at 8V1, cents per pound,
and this same quality of beef brought
7 cents during the spring months of last
year. It Is claimed that the retail
butchers are asking 25 to 30 cents a
pound for this beef, but the secretary
falls to mention that this price is for
choice porterhouse, while other por
tions of the beeves sell aa low as six
cents. This talk by Secretary Morton
has caused beef consumption to fall off
nearly 40 per cent, throughout the
country, and is one of the reasons why
the retail butchers are asking high
prices for beef. People aro now buying
mutton and pork instead of beef.
Advance Will Continue.
"The prlceof cattle todayls fully $1.50
a hundred higher than It was during
the corresponding period last year, and
the present Indications are that the ad
vance will continue. Five .weeks agi,
before this agitation commenceu, live
stock was $2.25 a hundred higher than
lust year's prices. Of course, the farm
ers want to receive 'he highest price
for cattle, and It is 'the duty of the
agricultural department to look out for
the farmers, but instead of doing so,
this agitation has caused a decline of 75
cents per hundred pounds tn live
Nelson Morris, one 6f the largest cat
tle growers In the country, said that
the talk of Secretary iljrton was in
juring the meat trade all Over the coun
try. Dressed beef was being sold In
Chicago about of a cent lower than
in New York.
Many Girls Leap from High Windows and
Arc Severely Injured.
Montreal, April 23. Shortly after 6
o'clock this evening flames were dis
covered in MoDonald's tobacco factory,
the largest of the kind In Canada, cov
ering several acres of ground on On
tario street. The fire made rapid pro
gress, and In a short time the whole
upper portion of the building was In
flames. The place was crowded with
employee, many of them girls- who were
finishing their day's work and prepar
ing to leave for their homes.
Exit was cut off and many of the
girls had to Jump from the tipper floors
to save their lives. Ambulances were
called and several girls were removed
to the hospital badly Injured.
The firemen seemed powerless and
as the fire la still burning, It looks us
If the whole factory and adjoining prop
erty would bo destrowed. The loss al
ready will roach three-quarters of a
million of dollars, and there is no In
surance. The factory Is the proerty of
W. C. McDonald, the tobacco king of
Montrai.'l, April 26. Eleven persons
were brought to the hospitals last night
suffering from Injuries sustained by
jumping. The physicians In charge say
that several of the number are likely
to die before daylight.
The total Kmh will umount to about
$200,000. The tire was brought under
control at 1 o'clock.
2.15 a. m. It Is reported several peo
ple were burned to death.
- Mrs. 1'nrnell Improving,
llordentown, N. J., April 25. The slight
Improvement noticed this morning In
Mrs. I'arneH's . condition continued
throughout the day and this evening she
recognized those In attendance upon her
and was nblo to take some nourishment.
Her attending physician, however, has but
little hope of her ultimate recovery.
Forger Pnrdonod.
Harrlsburg, April 25. Governor Hast
ings to day grantod a pardon to W. 8.
Wallace, of Allegheny county, serving a
term in 1 tie western penitentiary
"Illlf Louis" has been rolcnsed as being
Innocent of New York's "Hipper" mur
der. A nltro-glyeerlne explosion, caUHcd by
accident, broke most of the windows In
Lima, O., yesterday.
O. 8. Smith, night operator and ticket
agent at Dunfeo, Ind., was robbed of $M
on Tuesday night by masked men.
Murderer Morris Hopkins, colored, who
killed H. 8. I 'arsons In a dispute about
wages, whs hanged at Henrico Jail, Va.
Union and Confederate vetorans will
unite In services to dedicate a monu
ment to fallen Confederates at Chicago.
A womun mysteriously gashed and
drownod with her 6-year-old son In Chi
cago, has been Identified as Mrs. Mattle
Morrison, of Clifton, III.
Life Imprisonment was Imposed at Dos
Moines, In., upon Cora Smith for the mur
der of her steprathor, and Bhe fainted
when she heard her doom.
A marrlago advertisement's respondent,
Alameda Wllllums, Is lifter Carl Browne,
of Coxcylte fame, to force him to wed her
In compliance with his "ad."
'A special from Cincinnati, O., says that
reports from the Flat Top mining region
In West Virginia, say that 7,000 coal miners
will strike there May 1. Dissatisfaction
over scale of wages Is the cause. '
The United States Kill Not Interfere
in the Case.
It Is llclleved That If Hie Government of
Nicaragua Fulls to liccclvo Aid
from Uncle Sum, She Will
Yield Gracefully.
Tondon, April 25. Rear Admiral
Henry F. Stephunson, commanding the
warships In the harbor of Corlnto,
Nicaragua, has telegraphed to tho ad
tnlrulty that other war vessels are on
their way to join his licet at Corlnto and
that he Is prepared to land 400 blue
Jackets ut daybreak tomorrow If the
itrltttth demands are not complied with
by midnight tonight. The warships
are lying close to the shore In order to
protect the binding party, which, the
admiral says, he will cover with twenty-one
Washington, April 25. The Nica
ragua!) minister, Dr. Guzman, spent
several hours at the tate department
In the early morning today, hoping to
obtain from Secretary Oresham some
further Information as to the attitude
of this country.
The president and his cabinet were
In the meuntlme being photogruphed
und the secretary of wur and the secre
tary of the navy Immediately after
wards started for Philadelphia. In the
afternoon Dr. (iuxman called ngaln at
the department, but saw the secretary
only for a moment. In reply to an In
quiry tonight, Dr. Guzman simply Bald
that the secretary had no Information
to Impart; while he, the Nlcaraguun
minister, on the other hand, could ad
vance no suggestion as to the outcome.
Nothing can be obtained officially
from the state department In regard to
the present attitude of the United
States tn the Nicaragua affair. It Is
understood the president Is unalter
ably opposed to the giving out of any
Information as to matters which may
bo mude the subject of more or less
delicate diplomatic negotiations. The
reticence which Is observed towards
the American public, however. Is not
so carefully maintained with diplo
matic officers of other governments,
and thus much that would otherwise
be a sealed book becomes matter of
public Information.
Have Taken No (.round.
It Is distinctly understood that the
United States have taken the ground
that the dispute between Great Britain
and Nicaragua Is one Involving ques
tions of national honor and dignity, in
which the United States have no right
to interpose. It Is, therefore, Inferred
that should .Nicaragua hold out and
British marines take possession of the
Corlnto custom house tomorrow morn
ing no objection will be urged on the
part of the United States. It Is positive
that no United States war vessel has
been ordered to Corlnto. The four
American warships reported In a Nica
raguan cable dispatch as having been
seen on their way to Corlnto are mythi
cal creations growing out of the fever
ish hopes of the Nlcaraguan people of
United States intervention. It Is con
ceded even by friends of Nicaragua
that no harm can come to Corlnto or
to the republic Itself from a temporary
occupation of Corlnto by the British.
It Is believed that after a few days
have elapsed and If the United States
should fail to secure any extension of
time or change In the mode of payment,
as asked at Nicaragua's request, Nica
ragua will then gracefuly yield to the
Inevitable and come forward with the
London, April 25. The St. James Ga
zette says: Nothing is known at the
United States embassy regarding any
request made by the Washington gov
ernment to Lord Klmberly for delay on
the part of Great Britain In taking ac
tion against Nicaragua. It Is under
stood that Great BrHlun and the United
States are agreed upon the course to
be pursued In enforcing compliance
with the British demand.
Stones as l.urgo as Hen's V.rrs Fall I'pon
the citizens.
St. Louis, Mo., April 25. A special to
the Chronicle from San Antonio, Tex.,
says that meagre particulars have
reached there of a terrible hall storm
that swept through adjoining counties
last evening. A courier arrived this
morning from the town of Lytic, twelve
miles south of San Antonio and reHrts
that town and a strip of country five
miles wide, extending through Wilson,
Boxer and Medina counties, completely
devastated by the storm. The damage
to corn and cotton crops ulone Is esti
mated nt $50,000, while the damage to
tci'.ldhigs will amount to not less than
Tho hald stones were as large as
hen's eggs, and the International and
Great Northern railroad wns block
aded with them. Section hands had to
clear the track before trains could be
run over that part of the line. There
wns no loss of life so fur as reported,
although ninny persons were Injured by
the awful Impact of the hall stones.
Tho Printer Shot Through tho Heart by
His lusnne Wife. '
Savannah, da., April .25. Milton J.
Schwelgert, foreman on tho Kvenlng
Bulletin, waB shot through the heart
and Instantly killed by his wife this
morning at 3 o'clock. He wns asleep at
the time. Mrs. Schwelgert Is snld to
1m? Inaanc, and Is now under arrest.
Ianraster, Pa., April 25. Milton J.
Schwelgert, who was shot and killed
by his wife In Savannah, Ga., was a
native of Oxford, Chester county, and
learned the trade of printing here.
About ten years ago 'he left here for
New York, and has since been In vari
ous sections of the country.
Phlladelphisn's Martial Woes Drought to
v a Climax.
West Chester, Pa., April 26. The
marital woes of a young man residing
on Juniper street, near Race, In Phila
delphia, came to a climax here today.
He soundly thrashed a man twice his
size for Inducing his wife to leave home
and come here to live. The elopers
were here for a week, and last night the
Injured husband came down to find
them. We met his truant wife at a ho
tel, and fixed up peace relations with
her. Early this morning he awoke to
find that during the night his wife had
slipped from bed and deserted him.
He later discovered that all his money
had been taken. Ho boarded a train
for Philadelphia, but found that his
ticket had been stolen.
This was the last straw. He dis
mounted from the train ut the first
station, walked back to Went Chester
and here found his wife once more.
She was about to leave town. The
angry husband then sought the dis
turber of his peace, found him In a ho
tel and, without parley, proceeded to
paralyze lilrn in true Jim Corbett style.
The victim of this righteous wrath
begged for mercy. He also resides In
l'hlludelphla, on ChrlHtiun street, near
Heads of tho Methodist KpUcopul Church,
Seventeen in Number, Assemble at
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Carlisle, Pa., April 25. The bishops
of tho Methodist Episcopal church,
seventeen In number, began their
ueinl-uiinuul session In this city this
evening. The principal business to be
transacted at the session will be to fix
the dates for holding the annual fall
conference, and to select from their
own members presiding officers.
The exerolses this evening opened
with prayer. The address of welcome
was delivered by President George K.
Reed, on behalf of Dickinson college.
On behalf of the state of Pennsylvania,
Governor Hastings welcomed the
bishops, and on behalf of the church
Rev. W. M. Fryslnger, pastor of the
Methodist church, spoke. The ad
dresses of welcome were responded to
by Bishop John F. Hurst, D. D LL. D.
The opening of the session was fol
lowed by a public reception to Bishops
Fowler, Mallallieu, Ooodsell, Nlnde,
Jolce, Andrews, Wortnan, Bowman,
Walden, Foster, Foss Vincent, Merrill,
Hurst, Warren and Fitzgerald..
The meeting was presided over by
Rev. W. W. Evans, D. D., presiding
elder of the Harrisburg district.
The business meetings of the session
will be strictly private. The session
will extend over several days. General
Hastings was accompanied on his visit
by General Reeder, secretary of the
She Loses in a Scandalous Contest, and
the Fori Is Divorced.
London, April 25. F.arl Russell was
today granted a Judical separation from
his wife, Countess Russell, on the
ground of legal cruelty upon the part of
his wife, and her suit for a restitution
of conjugal rights consequently failed.
Lady Russell is a daughter of the late
Sir Claude Scott, and she had only been
married a year, In 1NI1, when she
sought a separation from her husband,
and charged him with hideous offenses,
which she failed to prove. Earl Russell
Is the eldest son of the late Viscount
Amberley, who died during the lifetime
of his father, the famous E.tatesman.
The present earl is 30 years old. He
was a mere boy when he succeeded to
the title, and came of age In 1886; but
did not take his seat in the house of
lords until February, 18S8.
Doctors Disagree and an Vndcrtakcr Is
Surf riscd.
Sag Harbor, L. I., April 25. Last
Friday Mrs. Dred Doming, wife of Na
thaniel Doming, wM reported dead at
East Hampton, but up to this time
many believe her to be alive and In a
trance. Dr. Bell refused to pronounce
her dead, although Dr. Osborne had
given a certificate of death.
Funeral services were held on Mon
day last, but the woman's husband said
he intended keeping his wife In his par
lor all summer, if necessary. He said
he touched a lighted match to her to
see If It would raise a blister but that
It did not, and he thought her dead, but
would keep the body awhile. Under
taker Thompson said In his twenty
eight years' experience he never saw a
like case.
Prospect of KoccivliiR n Warm Reception
Caused Them to Retreat.
Atchison, Kan., April 25. Yesterday
afternoon the Missouri Pacific officials
hero received Information of a plot to
hold up the Central Branch incoming
train between Golfs and Corning,
where It passed about midnight. When
the train arrived at Frankfort, a flat
car was placed between the smoker
and mall car and a posse concealed
themselves behind the sideboards.
The robbers did not make the at
tempt, and It Is supposed that they
got wind of the reception) awaiting
them, and fled. The citizens of Ooffs
were up In arms and waiting to go in
pursuit of the robbers.
Urnndson of Lord Orunvltlc, of Fnglnnd,
Finally l ocated.
' Marietta, O., April 25. Eppes Sar
gent, an attorney, hns discovered,
through D. W. Dye, the whoren.bouta of
the long lost son of Edward Alfred Mc
Donald, son of Lord Granville, of Eng
land. The mother of the boy was Lou
Kountz, of Washington county, who
went to England, married McDonald,
and then ran away from him, taking
their son, whom fhe kept In seclusion
while she lived an abandoned life in
Columbus, O. McDonald died recently,
willing $2,000,000 to his son.
Mr. Dye married a half-sister to
Lou Kountz, and was able to identify
the boy.
Employes of the Seine company have
joined the Paris omnibus striko.
Courts In Bonus have cleared ex-Premlor
Qlollttl of connection with the extraction
of documents connected with tho Banna
Homana scandal.
London's central criminal court for
feited the ball of Edd Ames Webber and
Louis Henry Perlmiin, tho American
crooks, who profited by tho "missing let
ter" swindle.
Rev. Jonathan Bell, the alleged seducer
of Emily Hall, who died from the effects
of a criminal operation In Detroit, has
disappeared from London and Is reported
to have left England.,
For eastern Pennsylvania, increasing
cloudiness with showers Friday evening or
night; colder; variable winds.
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