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TWELVE PAGES 48 COLUMNS.
SCHANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 27, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
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BAY WH TBE LAWMAKERS
Work Before the House of Reprcseota
tives at Harrisburg.
MANY MEASURES CONSIDERED
Aot Relating to Reading of Bibles In
Publlo Schools Reported Favorably.
BUI to Raise Penally for
Sunday Law Violations.
Harrisburg. Pa.. April 26. The house
met at 10 o'clock this morning. The
act relating to th reading of the scrip
tures In the public schools was re
ported favorably. It provides that
each teacher stall devote not less than
Ave nor more than fifteen minutes to the
reading of the Bible every duy before
the session.
Mr. French, of Washington, Intro
duced HI Increasing: the penalty for
violating the Sunday act of 17H4 from
t to 2i
Mr. gtewart. of Philadelphia, Intro
duced a bill Axing a penalty of $00 fine
for he placing n of dynamite or other
explosives In a stream to catch fish.
This Is to meet the declaration of Judge
Stewart, of Franklin, that the present
" law relating to this ofTence Is uncon
stitutional. Whn the order of original resolu
tions was reached, half a dozen mem
ber were on their feet In an Instant
with propositions for special orders for
the consideration of favorite bills.
Among those who was successful was
Mr. Burrell. for .the act creating the
office of deputy auditor general.
. Mr. Rice, of Montgomery, offered a
resolution that the house should not
adjourn until every bill on the calendar
today had been considered. This cre
ated a stormy scene, but Its opponents
were not In the fight and the resolu
tion went through.
A Joint resolution was received from
the .senate providing for the creation
of a commission to represent the state
at the Atlanta cotton exposition. After
fcelng amended so as to Include the
president pro tem of the senate and
the speaker of the house on the com
mission, the resolution passed.
' Senate mils Considered.
' The house then took up the calendar
of senate bills on second reading, pass
ing the following among others: To
authorize the printing and distributing
of mining Inspectors reports; to pre
vent the pollution of streams supply
ing centers of population by the use of
- land for burial purposes within . pre
' scribed limits; for the incorporation of
hip canal companies; regulating the
leasing of corporate franchises and
.: '.property; giving building associations
- the right to make temporary loans; au
' thorlzing traction or motor power com
panies to contract for the sale, lease
' and operation of their properties and
franchises.
The bill to prohibit a change of text
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feated on Wednesday by not receiving
a constitutional majority, again came
up on a motion to reconsider the vote
by which It was defeated. It was car
ried and the bill was again on final
passage. It was postponed for the pres
ent. There was considerable bitterness
shown over this matter before the vote
was announced, Mr. Herzog, charging
that Mr. Ritchie had been marked as
voting "aye," and Mr. Smith that Mr.
Rhoads had been marked as voting
aye," when neither was prosent. '
Mr. Focht returned the intimation
that the charging was all on one side,
by showing that Mr. Harrison had been
voted when absent.
' The house defeated the free kinder
garten bill, and then adjourned until
Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
OSCAR LOOKS CAREWORN.
It Is Also Announced That Ills Hair Has
Been Cnt.
London, April 26. The trial of Oscar
Wilde and Alfred Taylor was begun
In the central Criminal count. Old
Bailey, today. Charles Parker, and
the other witnesses who testified at the
preliminary hearings were called to the
tand and repeated the stories they had
previously told. Wilde looked care
worn and anxious, and was much thin
ner than usual.
The fact that he had had his hair cut
short added to his attenuated appear
ance. Taylor maintained his air of un
concern. Both prisoners pleaded not
guilty.
TWO MINERS ENTOMBED.
Imprisoned by a Fall of Rock in a Cran
berry Colli ry.
Haxleton, Pa,, April 26. A horrible
acldent occurred at Cranberry colliery
this evening, two men. being Imprls
ened by a fall of coal. One of them,
William Dugan, was taken out two
hours later and died before being re
moved to his home.
George Weaver, the other man, Is
- atlll Inslde the colliery. It Is not known
, whether h is dead or not. Everything
possible Is being' done to get him out
l,v .
' ONE BODY FOUND.
A ' Mlaer Entombed Last October Re
covered by Rescuer.
Shamokln, Pa., Aril 26. The remains
of William Barcavldge, one of the four
workmen who were entombed In the
Luke Fldler mines on October 8, last,
was recovered this morning. The re
mains were in good condition and
showed that death ensued from suffo
cation. It it expected that the bodies of the
other three miners will 'be reached
soon.
BIG STRIKE THREATENED.
01 May 1 Trouble Will Begin in Ohio
Coal Flslds.
Bellalre, Ohio., April 26. The first
district, containing (he counties of Jef
ferson, Harrison Qnernsey ' and Tus-
rawas within' its borders, has the
nest coal fields in Ohio.
, It Is conceded now by prominent coal
Operators that on May 1 another big
strike will be ordered which will end
in turmoil and riot .
'' JJLPLE SATISFACTION.
Makes- Admissions That F.nd the
Y Alliance Affair. . - v.
ton. April 2. A dispatch to the
Gm.-aX Nws from Madrid says that
United States Minister Taylor refuses
to talk on the subject, but Information
obtained In other quarters confirms the
statement that the Alllanca affair has
been settled.
Spain gives to the United States
ample and honorable satisfaction and
admitted that the Alllanca was outside
the Jurisdiction and waters of Spain
when she was fired upon.
SIBLEY'S WESTERN TOUR.
lie Will lie Joined by Senator Stewart In
Ills Campaign.
Washington, ApWl 26. Ex-Representative
Sibley wll leave his home In
Pennsylvania tomorrow for California
to open his campaign as the nominee
for the new sliver party for the presi
dency. Extensive preparations have
been made for his reception, und he will
address meetings at a number of places
along the Pacific coast.
Senator Stewart Is arranging his busi
ness affairs so thut he can Join Mr.
Sibley without delay.
TIGHTENING THE CHAIN.
Witnesses Examined in the Murder Case
Against Uurant-Chlvf Crowley's Opin
ion. San Francisco, April 26. There was
as large a crowd as ever at the Durant
examination today. The defense ap
parently have no hope of preventing
the prisoner 'being held and are devot
ing their efforts to obtaining Informa
tion for use at the trial. .
Elmer Wolfe was the first witness
this morning. He repeated the story
told at the Inquest of his being present
at Dr. Vogel's on the night of the mur
der, Durant arriving about 9.30. leav
ing the house with Durant and sev
eral young ladles, of accompanying
Miss Low home, and about midnight
seeing a man who resembled the ac
cused near the church.
During Wolfe's cross-examination
he was requested to take off his coat,
but refused to do so. Counsel for the
defense appealed to the court and
Wolfe finally removed the garment.
He then admitted to counsel that It
bore a resemblance to the one worn by
Durant. On the night In question wit
ness wore a dark coat and vest and
light trousers, which were now at the
ranch where he was employed and
could be secured at any time.
George R. King, organist of the
church was then called. He had no key
to the side door of the church, but had
one to the library. He put the new
lock on the library door, being assisted
by Durant. who was the only one other
than himself present.
The lock (which was produced) caused
a great deal of discussion among coun
sel. It was apparent that the defense
would maintain that Durant, having
a key, could have unlocked the door,
and that, in his case, there was no need
why he should break the lock. The
prosecution, on the other hand, Is of
the opinion that as only he and King
had keys to the room, he knew that to
have unlocked the door would have
ifieui iimiigomteiy. r -
Chief of Police Crowley is of the
opinion that there is not a single fact
that points other than to Durant. "Mr.
Olbson has a perfect alibi," he said to
day. "We have studied him very care
fully, and have spared no pains to as
certain the truth or falsity of his state
ments." Speaking of the Lamont case. Chief
Crowley said the police department
would present, if possible, a stronger
chain of circumstantial evidence than
in the case of Minnie Williams. "We
shall follow Durant's movements up to
the time when Miss Lamont met her
death, and his relations with her, and
all the circumstances of the tragedy
will be clearly brought out."
Chief Crowley added that at this
time it would not be prudent for him to
make public all the evidence in the case,
but he intimated that new witnesses
would be produced to show that
Blanchle Lamont was last seen alive
with Durant and in the Immediate vi
cinity of Emanuel church. The case
was continued untif next Tuesday.. It
Is said the defense at that time will
have Wolfe present, dressed as he was
on the Friday night and see whether
the witnesses who saw the man near
the church that night will swear it was
not Wolfe.
COURTING IN COLLEGE.
President Marsh Reprimands Sevoral
Couples. I
Alliance, Ohio, April 26. The faculty
of Mount Union college Is going to pre
vent courting among the scholars. Sev
eral of the young ladies and gentlemen
were reprimanded this morning. Presi
dent Marsh remarked: "It Is said that
matches are made In heaven, but I
think a branch office has been opened
at Mount Union college."
Mr. Marsh wants more study and less
trifling with Cupid.
FORTUNE IN THE LUNCH.
Dolan Quit After Twenty-six Years with
Plenty of Cash.
New York, April 26. Dolan's lunch
room, on Park Row, where coffee and
sinkers, beef and and other things
which go to make up the old-time
quick lunch 'have been dispensed , for
many years, was closed fer good to
day, and a number of peiaons went
around there to bid It farewell.
It was opened twenty-six years ago
by Patrick Dolan, with a capital of H'l,
and he Is said to be now worth 1X00,000.
tllshops In Session.
Carlisle, Pa April 26,-The bishops of
the Methodist Episcopal church convened
In business session today with closed doors
and nothing was given out for publication.
This evening Bishop Newman delivered a
lecture In Hosier hall to a large audience.
His subject was "America for Ameri
cans.". STATE GLEANINGS.
. A ladles' auxiliary to the board of man
agers of the new Pottsvllle hospital Is to
be organised.
'The wool hat finishers of the United
States will hold their annual convention
at Reading June 10.
The saw mills of Wllllamsport will begin
the season's operations next week, giving
employment to 1,000 men.
The parade of the Knights of Pythias nt
Reading next August will be the largest
In the history of the organisation, .
D. O. Cunningham's glass faotory, at
Pittsburg, was damaged to tho extent of
110,000 by fire yesterday morning. Many of
the workmen made their escape through
the windows. The loss Is probably coh
ered by Insurance '
JEALOUS FOREIGN POWERS
Show a Disposition to Deprive Japan
of Fruits of Victory.
FRIENDLY ADVICE IS OFFERED
Russia, France and Uormany Think That
Japanese Occupation of Liu Tong
Would Ho a Monaco to the
Peace of the East.
London, April 26. The latest and
most direct Information from authori
tative sources as to the precise status
of the negotiations between Russia,
France, Qurmuny and Japan, received
here Is ns follows:
The Kussiun, French and German
ministers separately Interviewed the
Japanese vice-minister for foreign af
fairs under Instructions from their re
spective governments and presented
memoranda, In which It was stated that
the governments of Russia, France and
Germany, mum examining tho terms
of peace Imposed by Japan upon China,
found that the possession of the penin
sula of Liu Tong, claimed by Japan,
would be a constant menace to the
capital of China, and at the same time
would threaten the Independence of
Corea and render It non-effective In
fact. In this sense, and for other rea
sons, It was stated, It would be a con
stant menace to the permanent peace
of the far east. Consequently the gov
ernments of France, Russia and Oer
mimy. desiring to show their sincere
friendship for the government of Japan,
advise It to renounce the absolute and
final possession of the peninsula of Liu
Tong. The memoranda of the three
governments make it plain that they
are presented In the way of friendly ad
vice to the Japanese governmnt, and
are not Intended in any way to convey
any open or covert menace.
Ilrent Ilrltuin and Itnly Will Kcoo Off.
The Impression Is gaining ground that
Japan can rely upon the friendly coun
sel of the United States at the present
moment. Tho governments of Great
Britain and Italy have made It plain
that they do not Intend to follow the
example of, Russia. France and Ger
many, and the great commercial In
terests of the United States In the far
east, which the Japanese-Chinese treaty
of ;eace would largely benefit, no less
than theconstant attitude of the United
States toward Japan, lead diplomats
to believe that the United States at
this Juncture will not fall to make such
use of Its good offices as will prevent
Japan from being deprived of the fruits
of her victory.
The treaty of peace has already been
ratified by the emperor of Japan and it
would be extremely difficult to make
any change. ,The only effect of Rus
sia's, France's and Germany's attitude
must be to encourage the party In
China which Is opposed to any mod
erate and reasonable settlement, and
t - tnus - ro" proiong-tne 'war indefinitely.
It may be stated In the most positive
terms that the reports thus far circu
lated regarding Japan's reply to the
powers are Incorrect. The reply had
not been sent as late as the evening of
the 26th, and from intimations received
from ' the highest and most reliable
sources here It may be stated that the
reply, while moderate and conciliatory
in tone, will not contnln any recession
from what Japan regards as rightfully
her due.
THE COAL WAR IS ON.
Reading Company lias Ordered All
Collieries to Start and Work L'ntil
Tuesday Evening.
Pottsvllle, Pa., April 26. In accord
ance with the determination to stand
out for 21 per cent, the Reading com
pany ordered all collieries to Btart to
day and work until next Tuesday
evening. The collieries were to have
started yesterday, but the order came
too late. All the collieries In the
Schuylkill region, except those of the
Lehigh Valley Coal company, are
working today.
The Individual and other companies
have followed the example of Reading,
and for the next five or six days there
will be such shipments of qoal as have
not been equalled In many years. The
prospect of steady Hhicb pleases the
miners, but they fear that prices will
be cut, and this will lower the per
centage of the wages basis.
REFORM SCHOOL REVOLT.
Thirty soven tnmatcs Mnko Thing? Lively
nt Wnstilnptnn.
Washington, April 26. Pandemonium
reigns at the Girls' Reform School near
this city. At B.30 o'clock yesterday
afterncon the Inmates, thirty-seven In
all, rose In revolt against tho school
authorities, and although they are
locked up In their rooms today they
are keeping up the trouble by yelling,
stamping and making things disagree
able In other wnya.
Yesterday afternoon two girls were
ordered to their rooms an a. punishment
for some Infraction of the rules. They
refused to 50 and the other Inmates
backed them up by selling sticks,
clothes poles and other weapons, and
attacking Mrs. Mnrshall. tho assistant
matron. The girls are nrrrly all col
ored, ranging In are from 11 to 20 ynarrs,
and Mrs. Marshall and four m.fn em
ployed on tho plnce had their hands
full In dealing with them. Mrs. Mar
shall was painfully but not seriously
Injured. The girls were finally Induced
to go to their rooms and were locked
In. They be kept on a rcstrlsted
diet until they becomes tractable.
. MURDER AT EASTON.
Mrs. Hay lilneUucll round Willi n llullot
Hole In Iter Tcirpic. .
Easton, Pa., April 26. The dead body
of Mrs, Ray Hlaoltwell was found In
bed at her homo In Phllllpsburg, N.VJ.,
at 10.30 o'clock last night. A bullet
wound In the right temple and a pistol
beside her hand In the bed gave rise
to the belief that she had committed
suicide. Today Samuel Carpenter, a
resident of Easton, was taken Into
custody by Easton officers on evidence
furnished by the Phllllpsburg authori
ties, who believe that he is implicated
in her death,
: The dead woman was the widow of
Dr. D lack well, of Madison, N. J.
Hummel, a neighbor of Mrr. Black
well, Informed the police that the wo
man had told her she feared Carpenter
would kill her. Carpenter,' who Is
about 40 years of age, was formerly
postmaster at Asbury, Warren county,
New JerBey, and Is quite wealthy.
CONFESSES HIS GUILT.
Then Retires to a liatliroora and Shoots
lllmsolf in tho Head.
Vermont, III., April 26.-Samuel M.
Schroder, a wealthy and prominent
young farmer and stock dealer living
two and one-half miles south of Ver
mont, shot himself through the temple
early this morning. He had returned
a few hours before from Chicago,
where he had taken a load of hogs.
He and his wife discussed the scandal
ous stories of the attempted Intimacy
of himself with the wives of his neigh
bors. He acknowledged his guilt and
declared he would take his own life
shortly. '
He left Mrs. Schroder In the kitchen
and went to the bathroom' and there
shot himself and died at noon. In
sanity Is undoubtedly the cause of the
suicide, as well as of the other wrong
doing. His business ventures have
not proved successful, and this is sup
posed to have unbaluuced his mind.
IMPROVEMENT IN TRADE.
Dun and Company's Weekly Rovtow Con
tinues to Throw Mine Lights I'pon In
creasing lluslness.
New York, April 20. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomor
row, will say: Neither the rising In
speculative markets nor the steady
guln in Industries has ceased, and it Is
wholesome that there are fewer signs
of hesitation In the productive indus
tries than In speculative prices. Wages
strikes grow more numerous and cause
some trouble, and retail demand lags
behind wholesale sales and Jobbing pur
chases ' ' behind production In - some
branches, but through many conflict
ing reports the fact shines out that
the Industries are gaining, not with a
rush and a whirl, but more safely.
It Is' less clear that railroads are In
creasing their earnings, or that other
production of cotton will be cured by
the advance of 1 cents In price, or that
cornering short sellers of wheat will
help to market the large surplus. Hut
revival of activity In all these direc
tions, If possibly excessive In some re
spects, 'helps confidence to take the
throne so long held by distrust.
Recovery Is not often mathematically
quotable. When the load of depression
is lifted, and men find that better
things have come to stay, there must
be many contradictory changes. Quite
a number of works have advanced
wages during the week, but strikes to
compel an advance, possible for some
but not for others, have grown much
more numerous. Borne shops are clos
ing for want of orders, but a larger
number are resuming work. Prices of
shoes and cotton goods are rising. Wool
and woolens are lower.
Iron production, stimulated because
ore, coke and oil were to be dearer, is
retarded by shrinking demand for products,-
for on the whole new business
Is, said to be smaller than fi February
or'March. The structural demand for
buildings throughout the country was
never larger. The frenzy In oil has
started a large demand for pipe, and
sheets slightly advanced. Ralls are
stagnant, though a shade better at
Chicago; wire for fencing, for rails
and wire rods are so dull as to be
scarcely quoted, and bar, though lifted
a shade, meets no Increased demand.
London bought about $6,000,000 worth
of stocks and bonds here this week.
But the coal roads again failed to
agree and the lowest prices of the year
prevail for that product. The aggre
gate of all roads reporting In April Is
but 1.6 per cent, better than last year,
and 13.4 per cent, less than In 1893.
Failures for the week have been 230
In the United States against 179 last
year, and 37 in Canada against 26 last
year.
MEDICAL JACK THE RIPPER.-
Whitcchnnct Murderer Sold to Be a Lead
ing Physlclon Now Mnniacnl. , .
' San Francisco, April 26. A London
physician. Dr. Howard, who was re
cently a guest of the Bohemian club,
told his host, William Greer Harrison,
that the Whltechapel niflrderer was a
.well-known surgeon whose curious ac
tions first alarmed his wife. She then.
noticed that the horrid murders coin
cided In time with her husband's dis
appearances and that traces of blood
were on him when he returned.
Professional friends were called In
and one of them stated to the supposed
murderer the facts In his own case and
persuaded him that he was the guilty
person. He could not deny his guilt, for
he was aware that certain periods In
his life were blank. He was locked up
In an Insane asylum at his own re
quest and soon became a raving maniac-
, An Allison lioom Started.
Dos Moines, In., April 20. The stnte
convention of the Iowa I.onmio of Repub
l'cnn clubs was held hero today and Iowa
riepuhllcnn sentiment In favor of AMI
eon for president was crystallsed. PIsiih
were mrdo to send a b'.g delegation to
carry the Allison boom to tho National
leaguo convention at Cleveland.
In Mcnrneim llliifflw? '
Washington, April 20-Scrotnry Clresh
rm told a friend today that he thouKht
Nicaragua would pay Great llrltaln the
money In time to prevent a force land
ing. He Intimated that he had never had
any other impression since General Bar
rlos was In Washington.
Tlilttcen Men Killed.
Edinburgh, April 20. An explosion of lire
damp took place In a colliery at Denny,
near Stirling, tills afternoon, whllo 117
mnn were working In tho pit. Thirteen of
the number were killed and several were
hurt. ' '
.Vnrlnci Mnvo Not Landed. ' '
Porinto, Nicaragua, April 26. All Is quiet
hero this morning. No English marines
have yet been landed. "
TELEGRAPHIC SPARKS.
,
The official majority of the Republicans
In the last state election In Mlohlgan was
80,487. ' ' .
Weary of life, John MdCabe, aged 00, ex
oh'ef of the New York fire department,
shot hlmMelf. '
Kxtenslve frauds In sugar valuations are
said to have been unearthed In the 'Frisco
custom house. ... . -
On the griund of abandonment, Mrs.
Cuthbert Bullitt, of Louisville, began suit
for divorce from her venerable husband.
In his suit for slander against Richard
It. Fox, at New York, Christopher Clarke,
his former business manager, got a 12,000
verdict, t :
. '..'..'
Caught
NEWS FROM THE CUBAN WAR
Ailditionul Information Concerning
Landing of General Gomez.
EMBARKED OX THE NOSTRAXD
General and Party Land in a Fourteen
Foot keel Boat Carrying $50,000
in American Gold with Them.
British Schooner Sunk.
Boston, April 26. Additional Infor
mation in regard to the landing of
General Gomez and his party on the
coast of Cuba hns been brought to this
city by Captain Lamont, of the steam
ship Indianapolis, from Central Ameri
can waters. From authorities at the
, Island of Inagua the captain learned
that General Gomes and three other in
surgent leaders reached Cuba from this
country In a roundabout course, by
way of Inagua, Jamaica and Hay'tl.
At Inagua they purchased a 14-foot,
four-oared keel boat and embarking
on the ' German steamer, Nostrand,
slung their boat from the Nostrand's
davits. Just at daybreak, on April 10,
when the steamer was two miles oft
Cape Maysl, General Gomez and the
others of his party dropped their boat
Into the water and quietly landed on
the Cuban coast. Thence they made
their way through the bush to the In
terior, where they are supposed to have
reached the main body of Insurgents.
It was known at Inagua that General
Gomez had with him fully $.")0,000 In
American gold.
Particulars about the sinking of a
British schooner off the coast of Cuba
by the Spanish wahlp Conde De
Venadlto was also gathered by Cap
tain Lamont from the Inngunn au
thorities. It appears that twenty-five
Cuban insurgent sympathizers, exiled
In Central America, took pnssage on
the Atlas steamer Adirondack for Long
Key, on Fortune Inland. At Long Key
they made negotiations without excit
ing suspicion, for the purchase of a
small schooner, and they finally suc
ceeded through tho American consular
agent, Mr. Farrlngton, In buying one
for $1,500. One of the conditions of the
purchase was that Mr. Farrlngton
should allow his rrew and officers to
remain on board, their wages to be the
same as those paid by Mr. Farrlngton.
Concluding this nrrangement the new
owners cleared for the Island of In
agua. What they had as baggage was
, not known.
Compelled to Steer for Cuba.
After the departure of tho schooner
the Cuban owners. Instead of al
lowing the captain to proceed
to Innguai, compelled him to steer
for Cuba, and they succeeded In
landing at a. point on the Cuban coast
near Baracoa. Then they told the cap
tain to return to Inagua or wherever he
cared to go. The schooner had not pro
ceeded three miles from the Cuban
coast when she was becalmed and It
was while she was thus lying helpless
that the Conde De Venadlto hove In
sight, nnd, without making any signals
whatever, fired Into the schooner, sink
ing her nnd killing her captain at the
helm. Two of her crew were picked up
by the Spanish vessel and thrown Into
prison at Santiago De Cuba.
As the crew of the schooner wore
British subjects the Kpnnish govern
ment then communicated with Great
Britain and the British warship Mo
hawk was sent down from Nassau with
orders to arrest Mr. Farrlngton. It was
found, however, that ns the schooner
had clpared for a British possession,
Inagua, Mr. Farrlngton had had no
ground for suspecting any trick, nor
had he any. means of knowing about
her Bince her departure from Long
Key. Moreover the bill of sale was
made out publicly, in due form and ac
cordingly Wr. Farrlngton was not ar
rested. To make themselves doubly
sure of Mr. Farrlngton's Innocence,
the Mohawk officers proceeded to ina
gua to ascertain If the schooner had
been accustomed to touch . at that
Island. The regular agent there was
found to be expecting her within a few
days, having heard nothing of the trou
ble. The Mohawk went to Santiago De
Cuba, where the two sailors rescued
by the Conde De Venadlto were taken
on 'boardl ' These two men are supposed
to be on board the Mohawk at the pres
ent time. ''
1 Mrs. Parnoll Improving.
Bordentown, N. J., April 20. The condi
tion of Mrs. Parnell was more favorable
today than at any time since the assault, 1
In Time.
Dr. Shlpps seemed quite hopeful of the
aged lady's recovery, but said an unfa
vorable change might occur at any mo
ment. SHOT HIS WIFE DOWN.
Pcrkplle Makes a Had Matter Worse by
Committing Murder.
Sidney, O., April 26. A startling
tragedy occurred In the Jail here this
morning. John Perkplle Is a hunted
wife slayer, and the body of his vic
tim lies In the morgue. The Perkpiles
were young people and enjoyed the
best of reputations. The husband is
a successful business man and the wife
was a beautiful woman. It was sup
posed that they lived happily. Last
Tuesday Perkplle left home on a busi
ness errand and last night he received
a telegram announcing that his wife
was in Jail awaiting his assistance. He
arrived here at 9 o'clock this morning
and was crushed to learn the cause of
his wife's arrest. Thursday- night the
police made a raid on a disreputable
house and captured a number of men
and women, among whom was Mrs.
Perkplle. She had gone to the- hoi'?
In company with a kiver. When told
of his wife's Infidelity Perkplle start
ed for the Jail. He asked for an Inter
view with his erring wife and was con
ducted to her cell. As he approached
It his wife caught sight of him and be
gan to weep hysterically.
"Oh, John, I" began the poor wo
man, as her husband came to a stand
still before the grated cell door.
There was a flash and the report of
a revolver cut short her exclamation
With a piercing scream the wretched
woman fell dead on the stone floor.
The Jail officers were horror stricken,
and in the confusion Perkplle escaped.
No one noticed In what direction he
went. Immediately several posses
were organized and began a hunt, but
no trace of him hns yet been secured.
The bullet struck squarely In the center
of his wife's heart, and she was dead
before her body struck the floor.
BIG FIRE AT CARLISLE.
The City Vloitcd by a Thirty Thousand
Dollar Maze.
Carlisle, Pa., April 26. During a ter
rific vlnd etorin this evening 'fire,
which broke out In the stable belonging
to Daniel Hartzler, located in the First
ward, destroyed the stable, and - the
building of the American Brewing
company with all Its Rontons, beer and
machinery. ' The sparks from the burn
ing buildings communicated to the
dwelling of ex-Judge Henderson, de
stroying tho house and contents.
. The buildings of the agricultural so
ciety, 'Mrs. Huyett and others were on
fire from the falling sparks, but the
flames were extinguished. The loss Is
estimated at $25,000 to $30,000. The fire
was of Incendiary origin.
WILL SUPPORT MRS. HELL.
Methodists of lllnckhcnth Will Look
After tho Minister's Family.
' London, April 26. The Methodists of
Blackheath" have decided to support
the wife and six children of the Rev.
Jonathan Bell. Mr. Hall, father of the
girl whom Bell Is said to have be
trayed. Is surprised because he has re
ceived no communication from Ameri
ca regarding his daughter.
He will take steps at once to learn
the facts concerning her disappear
ance and death, and to bring to punish
ment the persons responsible for both.
Miss Pol In id Will Sail.
Now York, April 26. On the French lino
steamer La Champagne, which sails to
morrow for Havre, Is Miss Madeline Pol
lard, who recently gained much notoriety
at the expense of Colonel Breckinridge, of
Kentucky.
Nicaragua Is Still Silent.
Colon, April 26. Advlcs received hero
from Nicaragua tonight are to the efTeot
that at 9 o'clock this morning the N lea
rug nun government has not handed Its
reply to 'the British admiral.
WASHINGTON' GOSSIP. '
Ex-Postmaster General Blssell and fam
ily left Washington yesterday perma
nently. Assistant Secretary McAdoo, of the
navy, will return from the West Indies
tomorrow.
Colonel William G. Rice, of Albany, N.
Y., a Democrat, will, It Is understood, suc
ceed. Theodore Roosevelt as civil service
commissioner.
Colonel R. H. MeLean, recently ap
pointed by President Dole as commander-in-chief
' of the Hawaiian forces, left
Washington yesterday for Hawaii.
WEATHER REPORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, - showers:
cooler; variable winds, moatiyeasterly.
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