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The Prosecution Upset by Kullng Out
of Important Evidence.
SCENE CAUSED BY MISS YOKE
Holmes Weeps When' Ills Alleged Wlfo
Appoarsto Testify -Dcteetlvo Gey.
. sc's . Story Cut Short-Tbo
Case Nesting an End. '
Pl!alelphla, Oct. 31. The first gleam
of hopt- that has oome to Holmes lnce
he was arraigned for 'the murder of
Benjamin F. Pltezel today broke
through the rift of the dark cloud of
damaging evidence In which he has
been enveloped. Mis attorneys this af
ternoon succeeded .in keeping- from the
Jury, all evidence bearing directly upon
the murder of the Fltezel children. The
decision of the cjurt ruling this evi
dence out left the prosecution In. con
fusion, and. In consequence, the dis
trict attoreny asked for time In which
to rearrange his case. The court grant
ed the request and the regular night
session was not held, and the case
went over until tomorrow morning.
iDespite the decision of the court In
refusing to adni'.t testimony showing
that Holmes killed the Pltesel children.
District Attorney Graham is convinced
that the evidence already present
ed to the Jury will convict Holmes.
Although the direct evidence possessed
by the commonwealth that Holmes
killed Pltesel is 41rcuft)stlal, so strong
is thlschara of presumptive testimony
that, to any one who has followed it,
there can hardly -remain a doubt that
on that Sunday In September, a year
ago, Holmes killed Pltesel In' the house
at 1316 Callowhlll street.
- Notwithstanding the .decision of
Judge Arnold today, much indirect evi
dence has been introduced showing thait
Holmes unquestionably made way with
the Pltesel children, and this, in every
probability, will 'have weight with the
Jury, and even If unconsciously, will,
in all likelihood, influence their minds
In, arriving at a verdict in the case be
Whin Holmes Broke Down.
The decision of Judge Arnold and the
confrontation In the witness 'box of
Holmes toy the -woman whom he de
ceived dm to believing she was his legal
wife, and the break-down of the prison
er that followed were the leading feat
ures of the proceedings today. After
several -witnesses had testified this
morning the name of "(Miss Yoke" was
called. Holmes had expected that the
woman whom he haJA lured Into mar
riage with the belief that he was single
would 'be called upon to give testimony
against him, tout the prospects of
her appearance on the witness stand
completely unnerved him. He called
eagerly to his counsel and urged with
eagerness to object to the witness. In
the meanwhile, however. Miss Yoke
had taken her place in the -witness
stand. From his behavior as she did
so it would seem as if Holmes really
loved this -woman. As -he came for
ward his pallid face flushed to the
brows and then the blood retreateU,
leaving him ghastly white. He looked
appealir.'gly at her, but she carefully
avoided a-lanalng In his direction, When
we girl , sor evidently avoided even so
much as looking at him, Holmes bowed
his head and struggled with a sob that
shook his frame. While he wiped the
tears from Ms face.
He appealed plteously to his lawyers
to have the witness taken from the
stand,. They com batted as well as they
coulu the evidence of the district at
torney that Miss. Yoke was not his legal
wife and was therefore competent un
der the statutes of this state to testify
against the prisoner. The testimony
that there was at least one and probably
two other women with whom Holmes
had gone through a legal marriage
ceremony was convincing, and (Judge
Arnold allowed Miss Yoke to testify.
Miss Yoke a Stsr Witness.
Before she began her testimony
Holmes' counsel stated to the court
that the prisoner would cross-examine'
the witness himself. Miss Yoke was
one of the star witnesses for the com
monwealth, but beyond proving that
Pltezel called on Holmes the night be
fore the day he was killed, and that
Holmes told her that he had an engage
ment with Pltesel on the next day
and was absent from the house from
10.30 In the morning until 4,30 In the af
ternoon on Sunday, her evidence was
not so damaging to the prisoner as
those in the court room expected.
She seemed to have no knowledge of
any of the events bearing directly upon
the murder of Pltesel or the children.
Throughout the period In which these
events occurred she was constantly
with Holmes, but he readily deceived
her as to the reason for their hurried
movements from city to city by spe
(During ' 'Miss Yoke's testimony
Holmes recovered his composure, and
when he arose to cross-examine her his
voice was steadier and louder than it
has been at any time since the trial
began. His examination of the wit
ness was no'.. long, and he succeeded in
abstracting from her some statements
that were favorable to himself,
Dcteetlvo Gcycrs Story.
- At this afternoon's session, Detective
Geyer, who traced Holmes' movements
with the Pltezel children, and discov
ered their bodies, was placed upon the
stand. Geyer was expected to be tin
chief witness of the prosecution. He
told of the conflicting stories related
to him "by Holmes of the manner of
Pitezel's death. . One of these stories
was that the body found in the house
on Callowhlll street was a bogus corpse
and the last one, and the one to which
Holmes has since stuck to, was that
Pltesel commute! suicide, and that he
discovered the body, and with it carried
out the scheme to defraud the insur
ance company. -."
When 'Mr. Graham started to have
the witness tell of the finding of the
bodies of the Pltezel children the de
fense made the most stubborn fight
tha-t It has waged since the trial be
gan. . ; -
, Judge 'Arnold, without hesitation, de
cided that the killing of the children
had no direct bearing upon the mur
der of Pltesel. He said that If Holmes
was acquitted here he could be taken
either to Toronto or Indianapolis to
be tried for the murders committed
there, and that be ruled the evidence
out. Holmes had watched the face of
the Judge attentively while he spoke,
and when he rendered his decision a
gleam of relief passed over his coun
tenance, and there came a sudden gulp
ing In his throat.
Attorneys for Defense Rejolee. '
, The attorneys of the defense were Joy
ful over the deolslon of Judge Arnold
and they -now affect to believe that
there Is a prospect of the Jury return
ms; verdlot of acquittal against
Holmes as they claim no evidence has
been product showing directly that the
prisoner killed Pltesel. On the con
trary, Mr. Graham Is equally confident
tht he has placed a noose around
Holmes' neck by the evidence he has
already presec-ted. -
Judge Arnolds decision has cut off
U MKimonr w Mnt nrty witn
for the commonwealth from Indiana
polls, Toronto and other places, and in
consequence the prosecution will call
but two more witnesses. One of these
will be Dr. Lteffman, an expert chemist
who will testify to the effect produced
by the inhalation of chloroform upon
the eystem of a human being. i
The defense has no witnesses except
those of the commonwealth that they
gave notice that they would call In their
behalf. These will probably be dis
posed of In a comparatively short time
and the closing argument In the case
may be made tomorrow, and It may
evsn be flven " to' he Jury tomorrow
night. At all events there now seems
no likelihood that the trial will extend
beyond Saturday at the f urtherest.
BROKEN BAIL ACCIDENT.
Six Passengers Are Badly Injured In a
., Wrcek on tho Philadelphia and Beading
Reading, Pat, Oct. . 31. While, the
Philadelphia and Reading passenger
train, which left here at 10.15 a. m.
for Allentown, was running between
Martztown and Shamrock, a rail broke.
The engine, tank and front part of
the baggage car remained on the track.
The other part or the train, consisting
of three passenger cars, left the track,
and careened over -on their sides
against the embankment of the cut.
Among those injured were: -Miss
Mary Frltch, of Rock, Schuylkill
county, leg hurt.
Mrs. Laura Hart, Paterson, N. J., band
Mrs. Esther Deyher, of Kutstowat, leg
James Hote, Steclton, leg bruised.
Thomas Harris,. Philadelphia, leg bruised.
George H. Mandell, of Reading, hurt
about the hand.
NEWS FROM THE SHOWER.
Rain Is Welcomed In Various Sections
Whero Drought Has Caused Suffering.
(Bellefonte, Oct. 31. A steady, hard
rain has been falling here since morn
ing, with Indications of continuing an
other twenty-four hours. The drougth
has been the most severe ever known
in central Pennsylvania, causing grtjat
k In crops and much sickness.
If the rain continues until tomorrow
it will raise the waters of the Susque
hanna sufficiently to enable the Clear
field lumbermen to float their helJ-up
logs to the mills at Wllllamsport.
Altoon-a, Pa., Oct. 31. The long con
tinued drougth has at last been broken'
In this section and everybody is rejoic
ing. Early this morning snow and rain
combined -began to fall, and this was
shortly succeeded by a steady down
pour of rain, which Is still descending
and bids fair to keep up indefinitely.
York, Pa., Oct. 31. The "drouth In this
section is -undoubtedly broken,, for all
day and evening there was a' steady
downpour of rain. Although the city
was not affected materially by the want
of rainv In various parts of the county
farmers and others suffered considera
bly. Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 31. A steady
downpour of rain struck this valley at
noon today, and at 8 o'clock this even
ing there Is no sign of a let-up. ,
The rain Is a welcome one to flhe
whole Wyoming Volley and Is expect
ed to fill the empty reservoirs of the
water companies end furnish the vari
ous collieries which have been crippled
for the past two months by the drouth,
an abundance of water with which to
resume on full time.
MISS FLAGER INDICTED
Ths Woman Who Murdered S Little Negro
Will Bo Tried for ths Crime'
Washington, Oct. 31 The grand Jury
of the district this afternoon returned
an Indictment against Miss Elizabeth
Flagler, daughter of . General D. M..
Flagler, chief of ordnance of the army.
She Is charged with manslaughter In
the shooting of Ernest Green, a young
colored boy, last August, while he was
picking up a pear from under a tree In
the yard surrounding the Flagler resi
dence. Miss Flagler If now under ball In the
sum of $10,000, based upon the pro
ceedings before the coroner's Jury. No
new process will be necessary, the dis
trict attorney states, to secure her pres
ence in court to plead to the Indictment,
and until a day Is fixed for the trial,
no proceedings will occur In the case.
TEXAS BANK LOOTED.
About $1 1,000 in Paper and Gold Secured
by the Burglars.
McGregor, Tex., Oct. 31. The First
National bank was looted this morn
ing at 2.20 o'clock. Entrance was
gained through the door. The thieves
opened the outer door by the combina
tion. To the inner steel chest dynamite
was applied, completely wrecking the
The boty secured amounted to be
tween $10,000 and $12,000 In paper and
gold. The bank Is fully solvent and
will continue business.
HUMAN SACRIFICES OFFERED.
Fanatical Mexicans Born Two Women
nd a Child. .,
Guerrero, Mexico, Oct. 31. It .is re
ported that the auxiliary Judges of
Tecapa, obeying the mandate of some
of the saints who appeared to him In
a vision, ordered the burning of two
women and a child, which order was
carried into effect by fifteen persons
who believed In the heavenly vision.-
All the parties Implicated in the hor
rible affair have been arrested .by or
der of the president of this municipal
ity. . t
ACCUSED OF TWO MURDERS.
Charles Douglass Is Arrested at James
town. Jamestown, N. Y., Oct. 31. 7harles
Douglass was arrested this afternoon
at his home hi the town of Harmony,
charged with the murder of Mrs. Wins
low Sherman and Mrs. Cynthia Davis,
which occurred in the town of Bustl
last December. The arrest was made
on information sworn out by Horton
V. Sessions, who has spent several
months' time on the case, and, who
claims that his information Is conclu
sive. The prisoner 'refuses to talk. .'
Tragedy at Tiffin. - '
Tiffin, O., Oct. Si. A terrible tragedy
occurred at Green Springs, this county,
this morning. Albert Fox, a prominent
farmer of that vicinity, married Miss A.
Kuniman on Oct. 1 and today a quarrel
occurred over an Illegitimate child of
Fox's wife, for whom parentage the
brother of the woman Is charged. After
learning the truth Fox shot his wife
through the neck and fatally Injured her
and also shot his brother-in-law, the bul
let passing through his hat He then put
a bullet through his own brain, causing
Instant death. ' ,
dominated MeKlnlsy. '
Columbus, O., Oct. $1. Governor Hast
ings, of Pennsylvania, and Governor Mc
Kinloy addressed a large audience at the
armory tonight on the Issues of the cam
paign. Governor Hastings, In his fech,
repeatedly nominated Governor MeRlnley
to the presidency, and to a suggestion
from the audlenoe that Pennsylvania's
help would be needed to secure his nomi
nation and election, he said that If Ohio
began by making Bushoell'gtvernor and
Forsktr senator, Pennsylvania would as.
1st In inaalnf McKinlejr president.
UZZIE tlTILLMf. TALKS
Assistant at Anti-Cruelty Society's
' Home Unburdens Her Mind.
CONTRARY TO LEGAL ADVICE
Sho Tells Uer Aids of ths Story of tlfs at
ths Uome for Walfa-Clalms to
Have Bailt I p - ths :
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Pittsburg, Pa., Oct 31. Commission
er Francis J. Torrence.' of the state
board of charities, continued his Inves
tigation of the scandals connected with
the Pittsburg anti-cruelty society to
day. '-Mrs. M. J. Crawford was matron
of the temporay home for waifs two
months. She testified that Miss Mc
Millan was tyrannical and that Secre
tary Do rente hampered her authority.
This was the cause of her leaving. She
saw nothing Immoral at the home.
I-lllle Ztmmers, at one time an inmate
of the house and a sen-ant about the
office, had never sen anything wrong
about the place. C. M. Zlmmers, father
of Llllle, told the story how his some
what wayward daughter fell Into the
hands of the society and spoke with bit
ternoss against Dorente who took
charge of the girl.
- Llzze McMillan, Secretary Dorente's
assistant, and who had attempted to
horsewhip Executive Chairman Dr.
Flower for talking about her, was then
, Attorney McQarry responded by say
ng that he would offer a book showing
her connection with the society. Mr.
McQarry wished his client excused from
testifying since it had been Intimated
that she Is about to be Indicted for her
assault on Dr. Flower. T
Mr. McQarry added: "As her attor
ney, I have advised her not to appear."
Commissioner Torrence, however, ruled
her a competent witness and insisted
upon her testimony being offered. Af
ter consulting with Attorney McGarry
Miss McMillan stated:
"Under advice of my attorney I re
fuse to testify, but shall file with you
a book containing my financial con
duct." "So your refuse to testify further?"
said Mr, Torrence.
' She Conld Not Keen Quiet.
Miss,. McMillan looked hard at her
attorney's expressionless face. It was
evident she was struggling with, con
flicting emotions. Finally she chose to
satisfy her, desire to talk, and said de
liberately: "No, sir, I do not refuse."
She then began a statement of her
connection with the Anti-Cruelty so
ciety's home for waifs. She denied pos
itively Dr. Flower's statements con
cerning her illness, and spoke with
pride as she detailed her success as a
solicitor, her personal care for and Im
provement of the home, having built
It up from a home of three rooms to a
home of twelve rooms, and how she
had cared for the many little outcasts
that had been sheltered, and protected.
She had been given authority by a
director, other than Secretary Dorente,
and had not at any tlmo exceeded the
authority vested in her.
The stories regarding the elaborate
menu served were i nawered by . the
titerxnt trsp.t all othss delloactes
were donated hy merchants and others
without cost to the society. -
Witness dramatically asserted that
she was the daughter of a Mason, and
was being hounded and dragged down
by Masons. She named persona whom
she desired summoned to testify to
her care of the home and the children.
She then handed Commissioner Tor
rence letters from Henry C. Frlck, of
the Carnegie Steel company, and J. J.
Vandergrlft, testifying as to how she
had treated visitors. Recess was then
GREASE IN HIS CREAMERY.
A Luferno Agriculturist Gets Into Trouble
for Selling Unstamped Boardlng-IIouso
' Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 31. The state
agricultural department Is now de
voting considerable attention to the
case of Mr. Kline, whose home 1s in
Freeland, Luzerne county, but who has
leased two creameries In Bradford. He
has been engaged for some time In the
manufacture of a first grade of cream
On Sept. 1 he began mixing the
oleo with the creamery butter and sell
ing It all as creamery. He was ar
rested, the butter analyze! and he was
fined $1,000 and warned not . to do so
any more. Two or three days ago he
shlriped by night to a railroad some
twenty miles distant from his house
a consignment of fifty tubs, unmarked
and unstamped which was a violation
of the revenue law. "
There was a railroad running to his
place which he was in the habit of
using, but this time he preferred one
lees public The butter, amounting to
3,000 pounds, was seized and found to
be oleo. The man is under arrest and
the ease will be pushed. The depart
ment is thoroughly in earnest in Its
determination to live up to the laws as
TWO INDIANS IX DEMAND.
They Are Badly Wanted by Lynchoro for
s Fiendish Crime.
Spokane, Wash., Oct 31. Chief Dep
uty United States Marshal Vinson re
turned here today from the Okanagon
reservation, bringing news of a most
horrible crime perpetrated by two In
dians,' named Chuk-was-kle - and
They stole a little 12-year-old girl
Mary, daughter of James Pole and,
taking her out In the mountains, they
tied her Mezpah-llke upon a cayuse and
turned her adrift on the wild country to
the north. For nearly two days the ca
yuse wandered aimlessly about the wil
derness with the senseless victim firm
ly Btrapped upon Its back.
Thus she was found Monday -by a par
ty oj searchers out looking for her. The
child was restored to consciousness
with great (difficulty, when she related
the story of her terrible sufferings. The
country Is being scoured for the In
dians, and If caught a terrible revenge
is In store for them. .
HE HAD FIVE WIVES.
Aged Wisconsin Blcsmlst Given a Sen-
' tenon of Two Yesrs. .
Eau Claire. Wis., Oct 31. Peter Le
ChUr, of Thorpe, Wis., was sentenced
to two years at Waupun by Judge
Bailey at .Nellsvllle today for bigamy.
LeClalr, who Is (0 years old, had five
wives, one in North Dakota, one at Rib
Lake, WIS., two In Minnesota and No.
S at Thorpe, the last one a 17-year-old
girl, who mods the complaint against
him. - y -
" ' THE TROUBLE ENDED.
p'bilsdelrhia ftoefc Ezehtngs Boeovers
v -;: from the Reeeat Relapse. - . -Philadelphia.
Oct M. The break In
ths fhlladelphla Stock exchange yes
terday It) the local Industrials wa fol
lowed today by a reaction. Shortly af
ttr tM optnlaff today heavy seUinf or
ders In the. Electric Storage Battery
stocks made their appearance and be
fore 11 o'clock the common stock had
declined from 55 to 49 and the preferred,
which In the first five minutes had
Jumped from 56 to 60, had also dropped
to 40. These were the only extensive
losses recorded durng the brief period
of renewed fright for Welsbach light
stock, dropped only from 86 to 82.
United Gas Improvement company
from 87 to 85H and Pennsylvania Heat,
Light and Power from 18 to 16.
Then came, the rally. Certain Inter
ests gave protecting orders to their
brokers and prices were soon gradually
climbing upwards. By noon Electric
Storage common had rallied to M, the
preferred to 56, Welsbach Light to 85,
United Gas to 87tt and Pennsylvania
Heat, and Light to 17. The recovery
was accompanied by comparative quiet
and to all outward appearances the
trouble was at an end.
SHERIFF CABEsToB FITL
Governor Clarke Is Placidly Happy and
Insists That There Will lie Jio Fight.
- Little Rock, Ark., Oct 31. From all
appearances Bob Fltzalmmons Is not
likely to be at liberty to participate in
a prize fight for several days to come.
Today's legal proceedings were brief
and Inconclusive, but htey Indicate that,
while Judge Martin will not strain the
law against the- lanky Australian,
neither will he hurry the proceedings
along in order to oblige the pugilistic
-At 3 o'clock the pugilist and his man
ager appeared 'before Judge Martin in
the circuit : court. Mayor Waters, of
the iHot Springs Athlfitlc club, lhad tel
egraphed Julian that the attorneys of
the club could not reach Little Rock
until tomorrow, and consequently when
the- ass lata nit attorney general, Mr.
Hemming way, request!! a continuance
until tomorrow afternoon because of
t'he absence of Attorney General Kins
worthy, there was no opposition. The
pugilistic party returned to the hotel
in the custody of a deputy elherlff.
Under the law Fltzslmmons and Juli
an may 'be held In bonds not exceeding
35,000 each, to keep the peace, should
the court eo decide If they contemplate
a breach thereof
Governor Clarke was mildly and pla
cidly (happy this afternoon. "I have
declared all along," he said In answer
to a question, "that there would be no
prise flgihtlng in lATkaneas on Oct. 31.
As you see, there has been none. You
will also see that there will be no prize
fighting In Arkansas on any other date
so long as I am governor of the state.
The resources at my disposal are fully
equal to any emergency, and prize
fighters and their patrons will save
time and money by keeping out of the
Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 31. Froth and
vaporing have 'been the principal char
acteristics of the day which was to wit
ness the great pugilistic combat for
the world's championship between Cor
bett and Fitzslmmons. Corbett and his
manager, William A. Brady, have de
cided to submit to the governor's au
thority by surrendering themselves In
'Little dtock tomorrow morning.
At a conference tonight between Situ
art, Brady and Vendlg, the purse for
the O'lDonnell-Maher fight was fixed
at $4,000, winner to take ail. The fight
Is announced to take place at 3 o'clock
; The action of the authorities In re
lation to Mils batUBislMIl deckle the
question, -wneiner cometl ana itz
slmmona may flgtt In pubMc on Arkan
sas soli. Manager Brady's word must
be taken for -the statement that early
this morning Corbett was driven from
a private house, where he Is stopping,
to Whlttl-ng'ton park, where he walked
about the- uncompleted ring In or
der to comply with the articles of agree
ment and thus be in a position to claim
forfeit and championship.
Peter Mah-r, however, was not sat
isfied with Brady's, story, and with
Manager Qulnn and a number of spec
tators, he waited in the park from 11,
until arter iz o'clock, intending to chal
lenge Corbett, should the latter put in
an appearance. Their wait was with
out result, and almost chilled to the
bone by the bleak winds they returned
to the city.
Corbett and Brady, accompanied by
Attorney General Ktnsworthy and Col
onel Martin, will leave for Little Rock
at 7 o'clock tomorrow, and surrender
mcmserves before the chancellor for a
hearing on warrants Issued at the In
stance of Attorney General Klnsworthy
and the Information attached to which
sets forth that the fight In which the
men proposed to engage may result
in the killing of one or the other.
NINE FAMILIES HOMELESS.
Troy Is Visited by a Disastrous Con
Troy, N. T., Oct 31. About 1 o'clock
this morning fire started In Layden &
Burk's drug store at West Pawlet, Vt,
bum to death Mrs. Thomas Knowles
and her two daughters, Kate, about 20
years old, and Anna, aged 15 years.
The postofflce block, Copeland A Nel
son's store, Beecher Brothers' hard
ware store, F. Johnson's dwelling and
R. J. Roberts' block were also burned.
Nine families were made homeless. A
large portion of the business part of
the town was destroyed.
The Knowles family lived In the up
per part of the drug store. So rapid
were the flames that only a portion of
the family escaped. The origin of the
fire Is unknown.
NEW FRENCH CABINET. .
Portfolios of the Bourgeois Ministry
Unvo Been All Aecepted.
Paris, Oct. 31. M. Bourgeois has suc
ceeded In forming a cabinet, all the
portfolios having been accepted, with
the exception cf that of the foreign
ministry. The new cabinet is consti
tuted as follows:
-Prime minister and minister of the
Interior, M. Bourgeois; minister of war,
M. Cavalgnac; minister of marine, M.
Lockroy; minister of finance, M. Dou
mer; minister cf Justice, M. Richard;
minister of the colonies, M. Combes;
minister of public Instruction and wor
ship, M. Berthelot; minister of public
works, M. Guyot-Dessalgne; minister
of commerce. -M. Meeureur; minister of
agriculture, M. Vlger.
CONFESSED HIS CRIME.
A St. Louis Man Wl.o Stolo In Order to Fes
St Louis, Oct. 31.-John W. Milby,
secretary of the F. OVMcGlnnls Paint
company, was arrested toUay, charged
with stealing $30,000 from the concern.
He was taken to the Four Courts and
locked up. .-
He confessed his guilt to Chief Des
mond, saying that he had been stealing
for three years, covering up his crime
by false entries In his books and taking
the company's money hi small amounts
as often as a pressing need for funds
demanded. The money he stole, he
said, went to ths bookmakers at the
.- Professor Thomas Dead.
Philadelphia, Oct. 81. Professor A. R.
Thomas, dean of Harneman Medical col-
.lege, died today from a complication of
aiuiRH. ur. i-Domu was norn at wa-
tertown, N. Y Oct. 3, 182. He was the
autnor or a vaiuaoie wora on -rosi-Mor-tern
Examinations and Morbid Anatomy."
Hundreds of Citizens Rush from Their
Homes in Alarm. -
VIBRATIONS NORTH AND SOUTH
Clocks Are Stopped and Houses Aro
Moved from Their Foundstions-Dis.
turbonces Felt In Many Cities.
But Little Damage Is Done.
Washington. Oct. 31. The Seismo
graph at the weather bureau headquar
ter recorded an earthquake shock of
at last forty-five seconds duration, here
this morning at three minutes ana nt
teen seconds after 6 o'clock. The in
strument Is not sufficiently elaborate
to Indicate the exact extent of the vi
brations or their direction, and makes
no distinction between tremors in ver
tical and horizontal planes, but Pro
fessor Marvin, the expert in charge,
says there is no doubt from the dura
tion of the shocks as shown by the in
strument that they were of sufficient
magnitude to have been plainly percep
tible to residents in this city. This is
borne out by the fact that a number
of Waahingtonlans discussed the novel
sensations they experienced early this
morning, long before it was generally
known that a great seismic wave had
traversed a considerable area of the
In many homes dishes were broken
and pictures fell from the walls, but, as
far as can be ascertained, no damage
has occurred to an;- of the publto or
private property. The shock was gen.
erally felt throughout the south and
west and also in Canada,
Shock in Indiana.
Indianapolis. Ind., Oct. 31. Startling
news was received here from different
points over the state regarding the
severe earthquake shock of this morn
ing. The vibrations were from north
to south. Hundreds of people ran from
their houses in fright, but little dam
age was done.
At Noblesvllle people left their beds
which were rocking like cradles and re
mained awake until daylight
Northern Indiana was severely
shaken. The shock at Anderson was
severe enough to throw people off
lounges, throw artcles out of cupboards
and stop clocks in every part of the city.
Several small structures were moved
off their foundations and many large
buildings were cracked.
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 31. Several dis
tinct shocks of earthquake were felt In
this vicinity and other parts of Ohio
just before daylight this morning. The
city hall was severely shaken, the fur
niture being thrown about and several
persons on duty ran out. Reports
from Springfield and Columbus say the
shock was felt there for a mlnte or less.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 31. Slight earth
quake shocks were felt In this city,
Beatrice and other points In the east
ern part of the state this morning, no
damage was done.
McKeecport, Pa,, Oct 31. This town
was shaken by an earthquake this
morning Shortly after 6 o'clock. Two
distinct shocks were felt. The vibra
tions were from west to east. The
shock waa also felt At PMUBWrg-.'-'-V
Pittsiburg, Pa., Oct. 31. An earth
quake, the first noticeable In this vicin
ity In many years, was felt about 5.44
this morning. At Sewlckly, it hi said,
clocks were stopped and windows
FORTUNE TELLER'S TRIAL.
Lancaster Woman Charged with Patting
Spell on a Family.
Lancaster, Oct. 31. The case of Mrs.
Fanny Cosgrove, of this city, who was
charged with fortune telling, was heard
today and attracted a great deal of at
tention. The .prosecutor was Abraham
Herr, son of Jacob Herr, a well-known
farmer of Bird-In-Hand, and a nephew
of John Herr, whom the woman was
charged with surrounding with evil
spirits. The prosecutor testified that
he went-to Airs. Cosgrove s house and
she told him that his uncle, John Herr,
had paid her a large sum of money to
do harm to Jacob Herr. She said ehe
and John had been to Jacob's house
after night and had put quicksilver in
the well and done other harm.
, The prosecutor and his father called
on the woman several times and for
money she gave them a talisman to
protect themselves against harm from
enemies. The elder Herr corroborated
his son and said that all the harm the
woman predicted came true. He said
that he believed in witches, signs,
tokens, spells, etc. The defense denied
all knowledge of the.Herrs.
The Jury found the defendant not
guilty, . but directed her . to pay, the
CHAIN OF PRAYER.
Christian Endeavorers Msy Take I'd a
' Boston, Oct. 31 President Clark, of
the Christian Endeavor society, a week
or more ago, suggested In a letter, the
starting of a "chain of prayer," to reach
around the world, In which every En
deayorer who chose, might form a link.
The plan was for the members to of
fer at least one short petition every day
for each other, and for the Christian
Endeavor cause. It .was also sug
gested that special objects presented
from time to time might be Included.
The .only condition in Joining this
"prayer chain" is that ono shall believe
in prayer. The Idea Is being accepted
rapidly by the members of the society.
NOT STRONG ENOUGH.
Ruling That - Marriage by Telegraph
Doesn't Go. '
New York.'' Oct. 31.. Immigration
Commissioner Senner said today that
mere would be no marriage by tele
graph or telephone for Albert Corrl, of
Chicago, and Kitrina Jaeger, now with
her three children at Ellis Island. Corrl
telegraphed to the commissioner Mon
day asking If such a ceremony might
"Marriage by telephone is too flimsy
a sort of bond for a couple about to run
up agalnrt such a divorce town as Chi
cago," said the commissioner. .
Closlngf Durant's C'aso. '
San Francisco, Oct. 31. District Attor
ney Barnes continued his closing argu
ment for the prosecution In the Durant
trial this morning. Just before the noon
recess Judge Murphy asked the jury If a
charge should be preferred tonight or to
morrow. Barnes concluded his -address
this afternoon. Juror Trueman acted as
spokesman for the Jury and said they pre
ferred to wait nntil tomorrow.
" Tressary Deficit.' . .
Washington, Oct 31. The. treasury de
ficit for October, from figures which will
be officially announced tomorrow, will be
approximately $6,300,000. The recelpte will
show t2T.MO.000, and the expenditures In
round flrures, $34,200,000.
. ' .. .
'.' Lumber Yard Fire.
Harrisburg, Pa., Oct - 81. The lumber
yards of Kramer at Stevenson, at Dau.
Dhln. were entirely-destroyed by Rre this
af tern ton, entailing a k of $60,000, par?
uiuy cevsreu oj iaswnj;at
In Fast Black, Satine,
Alpaca, Mohair, Mo
Black Silk and
Changeable Effects, '
Fast Black Satine Underskirt. 1
trimmed with three narrow shirred h
ruffles of same material lined with '
striped Flannel. Price Ks
Fast Black Satine Underskirt, Bine .
brella shaped, trimmed with corded)
shirred flounce, lined and has French)
yoke band, price, $1.19; same skirt. ',
with deep embroidered ruffle....' $L7
Moreen Underskirt, trimmed with) v
flve-lnch ruffle of same material,
French yok band, price $1.69; same . '
skirt, with twelve-inch flounce. Price. $lf
Moreen Underskirt (extra else), urn- . -J
brella shaped, deep Spanish flounce, ,
bound with velvet and faced at bot- '.
torn, price $2.45; same skirt, with
twelve rows of cords. Price $t$fl
Quilted Fast Black satine Underskirt
lined with Flannel, price. $1.45 and $2.04
Quilted Underskirts In Mohair and -',
Brilllantine, price $2.00, $2.45 and $2. $9
Full line of Silk Skirts, Black and '
Colored; and call particular attention .
to those at $2.95, $3.45 and 4.50,
510 and 512
Dry and Wet Weather
SHOES that don't lot In wet; built to keep
feet dry when it rains; a comfortable, eor'
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114 AND 118 WYOM1NO AYE.
Wholesale and Retail.
IN FINE JEWELRY.
able for Wedding Pres
ents, Birthday Presents,'
Etc. ' . .
, Eye Glasses, Opera
Glasses and Spectacles a
W. J. Welchel
408 Spruce st, ' Near Dims Bank.
' MADE LOVE TO THE COOK.
She Claims This, and Now Wants
SI 0,000 Damages.
Flndlay, Oct. 31. Carrie Oobreoht to
day brought suit against David Mo
Clelland to recover damages In the sua
of $10,000 'for alleged breach of prom
Ise. The defendant to 37 years of age
and one of the wealthiest farmers In
Hancock county, while the plaintiff 1
but 20 years old, and for a year past
has (been- employed In Ills mother's
household as a cook.
In her petition the plaintiff assert
that soon after she became a member
of the household McClelland began
making love to her, accompanying hef
to church and social gatherings, an4t
finally asked her to marry him and shs'
consented. ' -
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For Eastern Pennsylvania, showers m
the early morning, followed by fair
weather; winds shifting to westerly,
r near the coast, , .,