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AT ST. LOUIS
Sergeaat-at-Armi of the National Com
NO PREDJUDICE AGAINST M'KINLEY
All Contests to lie Settled I pon Their
Merits Solely No Far n the Com
mittee Is C'onccrucd-Ot)icr tJossip
Concerning the CnmnuiKU and Con
St. Louis, June 8. But three members
of the national committee have so far
arrived In St. Louis. Sergeant at arms of
the committee In discussing the prob
able action of the committee In the mat
ter of contests said:
'It Is Impossible for any man to tell
the exact attitude of the committee to
ward McKlnley. In fact It la n matter
of no great Importance, although It Is
generally supposed to be. I am famlllnr
with the work of thy national commit
tee for the past Bixteen years r.nd I
defy any one to cite an Instance In
which the prejudice has entered Into
the adjustment of a contest. The con
testy are settled, so fur as the com
mittee Is concerned, absolutely on the
merits of the case. The only considera
tion Is the regularity or Irregularity
of the proceedings which named the del
egation. This, however, docs not hold
good In the committee on credentials
of the convention. Here personal pref
erences enter largely Into the proced
Inas of the body. ,
There appear;; to bo considerable dif
ficulty In securing quarters for the col
ored delegates to the convention, and
C. A. Hill, national committeeman from
Tennessee, Is quoted In un afternoon
paper as saying: "Unless quarters are
provided Immediately I shall telegraph
the colored members of the Tennessee
delegation to stay at home. I do not
intend thut they shall come to St. Louis
and either go hungry or eat in a place
In which they would stable a horse at
Judge Long, national commlttteeman
from Florida, Is alsj In an Indignant
frame of mind over the alleged neglect
of the committee for the colored dele
gates. COHIIESPONDENTS EN ROUTE.
Washington, June 8. The Washing
ton correspondents of the principal
dally papers throughout the country loft
Washington for the Republican national
convention this afternoon at 4 o'clock
and are scheduled to arrive at St. Louis
tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. Tney
travel luxuriously on a special train of
Pullman cars through the courtesy of
the Pennsylvania railroad. About 100
were in the party. Delayed by the con
tinuance of congress another contingent
of the leading correspondents. Including
the convention staff of the United Press
will leave here on Wednesday afternoon.
PREPARING FOR VISITORS
Business Men's League at St. Louis Is
Alive to the Situation Regarding
the Negro Question.
St. Louis, Mo., June 8. The membeis
of the Business Men's league are alive
to the gravity of the situation in re
lation to the negro question and prom
ises an early solution of the trouble.
The secretary of the league says that
the Mississippi delegation did not apply
for quarters until all the leading hotels
had contracted for their rooms. Ho
says further that every promise of the
lengue will be fulfilled.
National Committeeman Cyrus Le
land, jr., of Kansas, arrived today. He
says Kansas will have a full delegation
for McKlnley. "Besides," said he,
"there are 30,000 McKlnley soldiers in
Applications for quarters from
AlnsUa were received .. today by the
bureau of information. Tiieflelegates
are Thomas S. Newell and Charles S,
Johnson. They will be In St. Louis
on the 13th Inst. Mr. Newell Is now in
Boston, visiting relatives. Bofh dele
gates are Instructed for McKlnley.
A splendid bust picture of the Ohio
statesman now graces all the show w.n
dows of down-town shops and stores
and McKlnley button venders do a
The hall decorations are on a grand
scale. Hon. Thomas J. Cummings, of
New York, who has attended every na
tional convention since Tilden was
nominated, is in this city. He says the
hall arrangements and decorations are
the most complete and elaborate ever
attempted. The gavel for the tempor
ary chairman's use was, as described
yesterday, made from the timbers of a
secession convention hall by a confeder
ate soldier. That accepted for the use
of the permanent chairman will have
even a greater historical Interest. It
was received today. The gnvel will be
presented to the chairman by Senator
Berry, one of the Illinois delegates.
The gavel Is an excellent piece of wood
carving done by W. H. Bartels.of Carth
age, 111. Mr. Bartels selected .the wood
a hickory log tatcen from the log
cabin occupied by President Lincoln at
New Salem, 111., In 18M2. There are pan
els on either side which are filled In with
inscribed plates of gold anu silver. The
silver end bears this Inscription: "Made
by W. H. Bartels, Carthage, 111., from
a log of the cabin occupied by Abraham
Lincoln, In 1832. at New Salem, III."
The Inscription on the gold plate
reads: "National Republican conven
tion held at St. Louis June 16, 1886,
nomination for president.
The gavel Is to be presented to the
nominee at the conclusion of the pro
ceedings. UNUSUAL SUIT FOR DAMAGES.
Au Excommunicated Church Woman
Makes a Demand lor 910,000.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 8. Mrs. Lou
isa Smock, an excommunicated mem
ber of the Garden Street Baptist church,
this city, has brought suit against Rev.
Charles L. Berry, pastor, and Edwin C.
Thomas and others, constituting the of
ficial board, claiming $10,000 damages
because of expulsion from the church.
Shtf was a teacher In the Bunday
school, and held various church offices,
but she alleges that several weeks ago
h mi t or beg-nn enfitrtslnlno- ground-
less prejudice and an un-Chrlstlanllke
spirit toward her, and eventually she
was excommunicated without knowing
what offense she had committed. The
church Is old and well lestablished, and
all the principals are prominent in Its
M'KINLEY ON FIRST BALLOT.
Congressman Frank Is Saaguiae of
m Easy Victory.
Chicago, June 8. Richard C. Kerens
and ex-Congressman Nathan Frank, of
St. Louis, stopxd In Chicago today, on
theii-way home from their political visit
to William McKlnley at Canton. As a
Missouri delegate to the St. Louis con
vention Mr. Prank said:
"We will nominate McKlnley on the
first roll call. There will be McKlnley
strength not only to dictate the nomina
tion, but the manner of doing It. We
will not permit a suspension of the roll
call long encur.h to make the nomina
tion unanimous. ,
"Then we will adopt a financial plank
satisfactory to the men cf the country.
AVe will declare unequivocally against
the free coinage of rilver at any ratio.
We will not straddle on that plank. As
for Jiajor McKlnley's position, I can say
the financial lank cannot be made too
strong for him. He is sound."
Appointments Made at thi Sessions at
Reading (or Philadelphia, Lan
caster and Wilmington.
Reading, Pa., June 8. The African
Methodist Episcopal conference ad
journed here this evening after a session
of four days. Each of the presiding el
ders were presented with purses of
money. The conference was one of the
most successful ever held in this district
und Bishop Grant in his closing remarks
said thut he hoped the pastors In the
large cities would take greater Interest
In the niis.-ilon work, which he thought
was being neglected. These appoint
ments were mude:
Philadelphia district Presiding elder.
Rev. J. C. Brock. Bethel, Rev. L. J. Cop
pin; Zlon mission, Kev. T. Uould; Nor
ristown, Kev. Santee Burch; I'nionvllle,
Hev. C. K. Herbert; Kennett, Rev. W. Jt.
Williams; Rtading, S. P. Hood; Oerman.
town, N. U. Temple; Murray Chapel; J.
E. W. Moore; Prankford, W. IX Cook; l.n
molt, W. H. Bryunt; Media, l.evls Hood;
Phrnlxvllle, K. G. Hulbert; Potuviile, KV.
J. H. Bell; Pottatown, R. Murray; Con
cord, G. K. Coverdale: Oxford, William
Win riek; 'Urlstol, A. II. Buckley; Lang
horn, W. B. Jenkins; Conshohocken, H.
li. Cooper; Horntown, M. P. Jackson;
FaHchiillville, J. U. Markail; Norwood, C.
W. Satcliell; Bcnsalim, G. W. GIdus;
Payne mission, J. W. Polk; St. Marks.
Isiah Brown; Shamokln, Eugene Ueeton;
Tioga, J. W. Newell.
Lancaster district Presiding elder, J. P.
Sampson. Union, J. M. Palmer; West
Chester, M. ( Brooks; Harrlsburg, J. B.
8tar.8berry;Mechanlcksburg, Beecher Car
ter; Lancaster, J. G. reiser; Mt. Plsgah,
F. T. M. Webster; Columbia, T. W. Thurs
ton; Steelton, W. H. Edwards; Carlisle,
P. M. Laws; Emanuel, J. T. Hammond;
Bryn Mawr, R. L. Patterson; Wrights,
vllle, I. H. West; Centervllle, B. F. Lloyd;
Atglen. J. M. Taylor. Coatesvllle, W. B.
Pearscn; Marietta. John II. Young; Mld
dletown, F. F. Smith; Chambersburg.
William Stuart; Shlppensburcr; Green Cas
tie and Waynesborough, J. B. Hill; Mer
cersburg, J. T. Mitchell; Downlngtown,
A. H. Borwn; Disney, C. V. Monk; Morris
Brown, Chris Jones; Parkersburg, I. D
Jones; Wayne, J. H. Thomas; Oberlln,
Benjamin Darts; Ward, E. T. Bruce; York,
C. Warfield; Hllltown Circuit, W. P. Gra
ham. Wilmington district Rev. W. H. Da
vis, presiding elder. Allen Chapel, J. J.
Evans; Chester City, ... H. Fareira; Wil
mington, O. D. Robinson; Darby, C. M.
Tanner; South Chester, F.ltjah Byrd;
Smyrna, Frank Bradley, Midleton; James
Morris; Dover, Parrls Decker; Mtlford,
Joseph Stiles; Laurel, Zara W. Nichols;
Seaford. James Prlchett; Friendship, W.
H. Hoxter; Mt. Zlon, J. 8. Hemsey; West
Dover, C. IT. Thompson; Camden, W. W.
Taylor; Frederlca, P. P. Gaines; East
Frederlea, C. G. Collins; Georgetown. D.
J. Blackson; Milton, Festus Johnson;
Lewis, Tenry Holden; Harrington, 8. J.
Corbin; Greenwood. R. W. Wright; Con
cord, J. G. Johnson; Wilmington mission,
W. H Spriggs; Linwood, K. A. Johnson;
mlss-lonery, New Castle county. Rev.
Evangelists Rev. T. W. Henderson, Ma-
llnda Colten, Emma V. Johnson, Louisa
Gardner, Mary C. Palmer jind Harriet
POLITICS IN BALTIMORE.
! Democrat Select Delegates to the
Bnltlmore, June 8. Democratic pri
maries for the election of delegates to
the three legislative district conventions
were held in this city today. The regu
lar organisation selected the delegates
without opposition to 8 peak of, and will
control the Baltimore representation In
the state couventlan next Wednesday.
Aside from the selctlon of sixteen dele
gates to the Democratic national conven
tion and the adoption of a sound money
platform, nothing else will be done by
the state convention.
There Is some talk of sending eight
delegates at large to Chicago with half
a vote each. This may be done to In
sure the election of Congressman John
K. Cowen as a delegate. The sound
money men of the state are anxious to
have him as their spokesman In the na
tional convention, but Mr. 'Gorman does
not favor the idea.
Defeats (Jcncrnl Wanamaker for
I'nited Ntntes Senator.
Huntingdon, Pa., June 8. The results
of Saturday's Republican' primaries In
Huntingdon county show that Senator
Penrose has won over ex-Postmaster
General Wanamaker for United States
senatorial delegates by a majority on
the popular vote of about 400 and a
majority of delegates of twenty.
The successful candidates for the leg
islature are P. M. Lytle and J. H. Bare,
and for the state senate Dr. H. C. Chls
holm defeats Dr. Z. B. Taylor.
Captain Bourke Derd. - -
Philadelphia, June 8. Captain John O.
Bourke, of the Third Cavalry, United
States Army, the well-known Indian
fighter and frontier soldier, died hero to
day. He was about GO years old and for
a number of years was on the staff of Gen
eral George Crook,
Big Fire at Kingston.
Wllkes-Barra, Pa., June J, The exten
sive flour and feed mill operated by A. 11.
Coon A Bon, in Kingston, was destroyed
by Are at midnight tonight The loss on
riilldlnr and stork will reach 115.000.
THE LATEST LIVE
Tribunal Is Against the Advancing Fund
from Egyptian Reserve.
YACHT RACING IN ENGLAND
Tho Hungarian CelcbratiouNe
Khan of Persia Is Formally F.n
throacdIastirgcut4 Defeat the
Turkish Troops at Crete.
Cairo, June 8. The mixed tribunal
rendered judgment today against the
government and the four commlslsoners
cf the Calsse who favored advancing
funds from the Egyptian reserve for the
puriKtse of the Soudan expedition. The
tribunal declared that this advance was
made In violation of all existing de
crees, condemned the government to re
pay the money advanced, and enjoined
the commissioners from advancing any
further moneys from the reserve fund.
The government and the four commis
sioners immediately lodged an appeal
against the decision.
YACHT RACING IN ENGLAND.
Meteor and Niagara Winners in the
Kovnl Cinque Forts Regatta.
Dover, Eng., June 8. In theregatta of
the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht club to
day, Britannia, Allsa, Meteor, and Sa
tantta started In the order named at
11.30 this morning. A light southwest
wind was blowing. The course was to
Boulogne-Sur-Mer and back, about fifty
miles. Up to 12.30 p. m. only the faintest
airs had assisted the racers, but Meteor
had stolen away to the westward, and
won about a mile ahead of Satanita,
only these two yachtshavlngsucceeded
In weathering the pier end. Britannia
and Allsa, farther out in the channel,
were obliged to anchor in order to pre
vent the tide from driving them away.
Owing to the light winds the regular
course was not Bulled and a 22-mlle
course was substituted. Meteor finished
at nh. 2m. 53s., Britannia finished at 5h.
43m. 4"s and Allsa and Satanita finished
about two minutes later. Meteor al
lows Britannia, about two and one-half
The Saint, Penitent, and Niagara
started at noon, in the order given, in
the race for the twenty-raters under
the auspices of the same club. An hour
later The Saint had a long lead on
Niagara. Fifty minutes elapsed before
Penitent crossed the line and went In
chase of her opponents. The course was
originally twenty-four miles, but owing
to the light wind It was decided to re
duce the distance to twelve miles.
Niagara beat The Saint by about nine
minutes and Penitent by about eleven
GERMAN COMMERCIAL TREATIES.
A Defence of Them in the Reichstag.
A Statement About Silver.
Berlin, June 8. During the debate on
the commercial treaties today In the
Reichstag, Count von Kanitz admitted
that Germany had secured every con
cession possible, under the circum
stances, from Japan, and during a sub
sequent debate the count said that In
ternational silver currency would more
serve Gremany's needs than the best
treaty of commerce.
Baron Marschall von Beberstcin,
Minister of foreign affairs, In behalf of
tli" government, justified the policy to
the commercial treaties, especially t lie
clause In the Japanese treaty providing
for the protection to trade samples, ns
compared with the state of things
which had hitherto existed.
A Festival Session of ParliamentA
Speech by the Emperor.
Budapest, June 8. With great cere
mony, and In the presence of the Aus
trian emperor and empress, as the king
and queen of Hungary, the imperial
crown was taken today to the new
parliament building, and, later, the em
peror attended a festival session of
parliament, after which all present re
turned to the Hofburg, and paid hom
age to the king, who, In replying to aj
"I have experienced great Joy at be
ing greeted by my people, and have ac
cepted their homage while thanking
Providence that it has enabled me to
celebrate the millennial which has en
forced the lesson that the country can
only prosper when devoted to the crown,
and this monarchy, which I inherited,
and which It Is my sacred duty and
desire to hand over to my successor In
violate." Cabinet Troubles at Rome.
London, June 8. The correspondent
of the Times at Rome says that the
Italian ministry Is In very rough water,
owing to the publication of the Green
Book on Abyssinia, which relates com
munlcat'ons from Great Britain regard
ing the Soudan expedition. There Is a
widespread opinion In Rome that a cab
inet crisis Is Inevitable.
Insurgent Victory in Crete.
Athens, June 8. Advices received
here from Canea, Island of Crete, an
nounce that the Insurgents on Saturday
defeated the Turkish troops and cap
tured four guns and 200 Martini-Henry
rilles. Both sides sustained heavy
The New Shah of Persia,
Teheran, June 8. Muzaffer-ed-Dln,
the new shah of Persia, was formally
enthroned today at 12.30 p. m. He will
receive the members of the diplomatic
corps Ojt four o'clock this afternoon.
Princeton Class Day.
Princeton, N. J., June 8. The last class
days of any class that shall graduate from
Princeton before tho college becomes a
university took place today, and '90 made
the most of It, Class day Is one of the
few days on the college calendar In which
faculty control plays but little part, and
the freedom from constraint which tho
seniors enjoy Characterised all the exor
cises of the day, ' ,
Paris Green Suicide.
Reading, Ps., June 8. Valentine W.
Wleandt, aged 73, of Molltown, this coun
ty, swallowed one and a half tableapoons
ful of parts green this morning and died
In great agony several hours later. No
cousfl Is riven.
THE NEWS THIS M0RKIXG.
Weather Indications Today
Local Rains; Southerly Winds.
1 Advance Guard of National Committee
at St. Louis.
Shocking Cases of Cruelty In Cuba.
2 Day's Doings in Congress.
3 (Local) Tax Duplicates Now Ready. '
Hotel Jermyn Exempt from Increased
Comments of the Press.
5 (Local) High School Faculty.
First Presbyterian Church Matters.
Bicycle Factory Assured.
6 (Sports) Scranton Shuts Out Toronto!
National and State League Games
7 Suburban Nfws.
Market and Stock Reports.
8 News Up and Down the Valley.
Heavy Wind and Rain Storm Plays
Havoc with the Decorations.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 8. A heavy rain
and wind storm In the early part of the
evening played havoc with the gorgeous
street decorations, but did not deter
about 8,000 people from attending the
reception concert of the twenty-eighth
saengerfest of the North American
Saengerbund, which was given this
evening by local societies and singers
and was a complete success In every
At 8.1S o'clock President John Dim
ling appeared upon the darkened stage
and rend a brief telegram of friendly
greeting and kindly expressed wishes
from President Cleveland.
As Mr. Dlmling ceased speaking the
electric wire connecting Saengerfest
hall with the executive mansion In
Washington city, was closed by Presi
dent Cleveland pushing a button, and
In an instant the spacious hall was
flooded with light.
Long and loud applause greeted both
the message from the president and the
beautiful effect of the Illumination, the
most attractive feature of which wai the
mammoth lyre, constructed of hundreds
of vurl-colored electric globes. When
quiet had been restored the orchestra
of 77 pieces, under the direction of Heln
rlch Zoellner.rendered the Kaiser murch
which was fully appreciated by the vast
Then followed "The Deluge" (can
tata); "Old Folks at Home," and an aria
"I have Lost my Eurydlce" (Orpheus)
sung by Grace Damlan. The pro
gramme was long but was enthusiastic
ally received and appreciated. Ths first
evening of the week of song was an
At 11 o'clock tonight a "Student Com
mers" was given In old city hall. In
honor of the representatives of the
press. Speeches and song were a part
of the menu served.
FRANK MAYO DEAD.
The Well-Known Actor Expires from
Paralysis of tho Heart.
Omaha, Neb., June 8. Frank Mayo,
the distinguished actcr, died today on
the train while en route from Denver
to this city. Mr. Mayo's company wan
en route from Denver to Omaha and
was 'to finish the season with four
nights' engagement In this city. Sun
day night ho complained a little of
dyspepslu, and slept the greater part
of the time In his chair. At 1 o'clock
while the train was west of Grand Is
land, Neb., Manager Block went to
waken him and found him dead. He
died of paralysis of the heart.
Mr. Mayo leaves a widow, who Is
critically 111 at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Elverson, in Philadelphia.
POISON IN SHRIMP SALAD.
High School ;rndni'tcs nnd Alumni
Made Sick at n Banquet.
Frankfort. Ind., June 8. Of 200 per
sons who sat down to the banquet table
of the Frunkfort High School Alumni
association last night more than two
thirds were made deathly sick, and
from 1 o'clock until late In the morning,
all tho physlciaps in the city were over
run with calls. The poison, It is be
lieved, vas contained in the shrimp
salad and was from the tin In which the
shrimp had been packed.
The sickness did not come upon the
guests until two or three hours after
they had returned to their homes. The
commencement exercises which were
held at Columbia theater tonight were
marked by the absence of several mem
bers of the graduating clacs, who were
too Bick to leave their rooms.
PRANK OF AN ANGRY BULL.
Farmer Close Almost Killed by an
Greenwich, Conn., June 8. Albert W.
Close, a wealthy Stanwlch farmer, led
his 3-yenr-old Alderney bull from the
barn yesterday morning with a pitch
fork, the tine of which was run through
a ring In the bull's nose. Farmer Close
stepped on a rolling stone and fell, and
the tine slipped out of the ring.
Quick as a llnsh the animal turned
on the prostrate man, tossed him In the
air twice, and then ran its horns Into
his leg, Inflicting a terrible wound,
Physicians were summoned, who pro
nounced his condition critical.
Last Tobacco from Cuba.
New York, June 8. The Ward liner Seg
eranca, which arrived hero today from
Havana, brought tho last cargo of Havana
tobacco from Cuba which will arrive here
until Captain Genrnl Weyler's order pro-
hlbtlng the shipment of tobacco from tho
Island shall have been rescinded. Tho car
go consisted of 1.02S bales and twelve bar
rels of leaf tobacco.
W. D. Miclilcy for Mai or.
Reading, Pa., Juno 8. At a meeting of
the officers of the Fourth regiment, Nu
tlonal Guard of Pennsylvania, here today
Captain W. D. Mlckley, of Allentown, was
elected major In place of Mujor Seaman,
of Hamburg, who resigned owing to 111
Herald's Weather Forecasts
New York, June 9.-In the Mlddlo states
today, cloudy to partly cloudy, cooler
weather will prevail, with fresh, variable
winds, preceded by rain or thunder storms
on tho coasts nnd followed by clearing at
noon or In afternoon, On Wednesday, fair,
cooler weather will prevail, with north
westerly and northerly winds, followed by
a rise In temperature
The Work of Exterminating the Pacificoa
SHOCklNQ CASES OF CRUELTY
A Sick Boy Aged Fifteen Years Is
Dragged ffuiu His Homo and Mar
dcrcd-'Othcr Instances of Spaninh
Havana, June . via Tampa, Fla.,
June 8. That the work of extermina
tion of non-comhatunts, or "paclflcos,"
as they are styled here, continues to a
greater or less extent. Is evidenced by
the reports which are received from the
country. Not a day passed without
some shocking story Is being told of
brutal assassinations committed by the
troops on defenseless people, whose sole
crime Is being witnesses of the war rag
ing all over the island, without taking
any part in it.
Here are a few facts selected from
the many that are told:
On June 2 a column of Spanish troops
commanded by Colonel Ochoa, operat
ing around Jaruco, Havana province.
captured a poor, miserable boy of IS
years of age named Juan Rodrlguei,
suffering from nervous prostration and
so weak that he could hardly move
without assistance. This unhappy
creature was dragged from his home, a
little farm near Caslguas, and without
any compassion for his pitiable state
he was butchered on the roadway to
Lapaste for the sole crime of being
cousin of a leader in the rebel army
named Victor Simon.
On June 1 Simon Yrurl, member of
one of the best families of Jaruco, was
arrested on suspicion of being a rebel
sympathizer by orders of General Mel
guizo. He was too well known to be
taken out of town and shot In the fields,
as this would create a scandal, so they
made a semblance of a court martial
and with all the apparent formalities of
the law he was publicly shot In the
square of the town. The deed created
general indignation when It was known
that Melgulzo had ordered the execution
on his own authority without consulting
the captain general, who Is the only one
empowered to order such proceedings.
MURDER OF MEDINA.
On June 4 last Mr. Lorenzo Medina,
a native of the Canary Island, 49 years
of age, und a cattle dealer of some
means, and Juan Toledo, a Cuban, 30
years of age, owner of a cart shop,
both well known and esteemed In the
town of Jaruco, were arrested on no
known charges. They were lodged In
the civil guards barracks and the next
morning they were taken out of the
town under promise of prompt release
and treacherously Bhot behind the
It Is known that Valencia had a
fight with Colonel Fondevlela, of Campo
Florldo fame, In which this "brave" waa
completely routed, losing 32 dead left on
the field. This has never been reported
The Bayamo Gulrllla, about 100 men,
commanded by Gablno Guerra, has
joined the rebel ranks, seduced thereto
by Callxto Garcia when he passed near
that place lar.t week.
In Snnctl Spiritus a band of musicians
of the local volunteers headed by Its band
master, Mr. Junto Alvarez, with all the
instruments of the band, also went over
to the woods to enliven the time for the
The Filibustering Steamer Is Ad
milted to Bail.
Charleston, S. C, June 8. The little
filibustering steamer Commodore waa
released from custody by the United
States authorities here today upon tho
attorney of Messrs. J. D. Hart and com
pany putting up $4,500 for her appear
ance when wanted. The boat was ar
rested by the United States customs
officials upon her recent return from an
alleged trip to Cuba.
Information was given against her by
one of her seamen and she hu3 been tied
up at the custom houe dock ever since.
The boat will probably be placed on the
ways to have her bottom cleaned, after
which It Is stated she will go to Phila
AUGUST DERGER'S SUICIDE.
A Typhoid Fever Patient Jumps Iuto
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., June 8. August
Berger, of Nantleoke, who had been 111
with typhoid fever, committed suicide
today by jumping into the- Susquehanna
river. His wife had given him soine
medicine during the morning and was
horrified when she was Informed two
hours Inter that his body had been
found In the river.
How he left his bed without being dis
covered Is a mystery to the family.
MURDERED AND CREMATED.
Wife nnd Son of (Jeorse Crndeus Meet
Horrible Death Nenr Ramsey, Ind.
Corydon, Ind., June 8. The house of
George Cradens, a farmer living near
Ramsey, Harrison county, seven miles
from here, was destroyed by fire last
night, and Mr. Craden's wife and a son,
aged 13, were cremated in the rums.
Mr. Cradens wns absent from home at
the time. Upon returning at midnight
he discovered the bodies of his wife and
child In the ruins.
Everything Indicates that a double
murder was committed and the house
set on fire to cover up traces of the mur
der. A telegram from Ramsey says the
people there have as yet made no
charges against anyone, but they have
Sentenced for Assault.
Harrlsburg, Pn., Jitnp 8. Samuel Har
ris, alias Wllllntn Andrews, a young col
ored man, who annulled Mls Jennie
Bmeltxer near oberlln yesterduy, but was
frightened away before accomplishing his
purpose, wu:i arralgnc.1 In court this after
noon and, pleading guilty, was sent to the
penitentiary for three and a halt years.
New York, 'June 8. Arrived: Baale,
from Bremen and Southampton; State
of California, from Glasgow; Manlto.
ba, from London, Arrived out: Fulda, at
Gibraltar; Aller, at Bromerhaven. Sight
ed: Island, from New York for Stettin,
pased Lewis Island; Veendam, from New
York for Rotterdam, passed the Ltiard.
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