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SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY' MORNING, APRIL 20, 1901.
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Members of the Delegation Meet
President McKlnleu Upon
STATE DINNER AT NIGHT
Mr. McKinley Expresses Pleasure at
Meeting the Delegation, and Ex
tends His Kindest Wishes to the
People of the Island Members of
the Constitutional Convention Com
plimented Upon the Honors That
Have Fallen "Upon Them Senor
fli l.uluMii' Wire doni The Awoiitird Prev.
Washington, April 2i. The Cuban
delegation from the convention fram
ing n constitution for the now Island
icpubllc saw President McKinley
twice today, once In the early part
o," the day. when thero were intro
ductions and a formal exchange of ex
pressions of friendship between the
foiled .States and Cuba, and again
at night, when the members of tho
delegation were the guests oC honor
:it a state dinner at the white house.
Tho real business which brought the
delegation here was transacted with
Sen clary Hoot, at the war depart
ment, the president in the forenoon
interview faying to the delegates that
le would confer with the secretary,
..ho vouli! act as his representative
In conferences over the Cuban situa
tion. The delegation and Secretary
Hoot were closeted for some hours In
the nlternoon in a discussion of the
i elation of the Island to the United
Stales. Secrecy was observed as to
the conference, the statement being
made that after results were reached,
some news as to the conclusions might
be made public. Mutters of import
ance were not touched upon in the
interview between the president and
the delegation, the conversation being
almost u holly formal,
Senor Capote's Address.
Senor Capote. In his address to the
piesldcnt, spoke of tho deslie of the
Cubans to have the closest possible re
lations with the United States. He said
tlint Fnlted States -soldiers and Cubans
had fought side by side and driven
Spain from the Island, and the ties be
tween the two countries were bound in
blood. The relationship, therefore, be
tween the countries always should bo
most amicable and closer than that
which usually exists between nations.
He also spoke or the gratitude which
'ubsi felt to the United States for the
isslstance rendeted in her liberation.
In response, the president expressed
his pleasure at meeting the delegation,
and desired through them to extend his
kindest wishes to tho people or the
Island. He said that his interest in
r'uba always had been very great, and
he made reference to messages he had
sent to congress concerning the island.
Its welfare always would be the ub
lect of his most earnest consideration.
He congratulated the members of the
delegation upon being members of the
f'ub.in constitutional convention. Ho
said it was a high honor, and it fell to
the lot of but few men to have the op
portunity to frame a government for a
lepubllc. Concerning the object of the
delegation's visit, the president said ho
would confer with the secretary of war,
and the secretary, having an intimate
knowledge of the sltiiailon, would con
fer with the delegation.
The Important Meeting.
The most important meeting of the
day was a conference In Secretary
Hoot's olllce, lasting from n until fi
o'clock in tho afternoon. This wns the
first business meeting, the others having
been social and formal. Those present
were the Ave Cuban delegates, their
interpreter. Secretary Hoot, General
"Wood, Assistant Secretnry Sanger,
Senor Gonzales, General Wood's secre
tary, who acted as interpreter a great
rortlon of the time. Tho nrmy olllcers
who are acting as escort for tho Cu
bans also were present. When the
meeting adjourned no official state
ment was made as to the proceedings,
but It can be said that the result was
considered satisfactory both by the
Cubans and Secretary Root.
It was made plain to the Cubans by
Secretary Hoot that 110 modification of
the IMatt amendment could he mnde
by the executive department of tho
government, and the Cubans them
selves understood that there Is little
possibility or congressional action In
that direction, so the conference was
devoted largely to the construction
which could be placed upon the amend
ment. The law states that the propo
sitions contained In tho amendment
.shall ho "substantially" agreed to by
the Cubans, and the discussion re
volved chiefly around what will be con
sidered a "substantial" agreement to
the Piatt amendment reauiremenls.
Thero was some fine legal sparring
between Secretaty Hoot and ,S;nnr Ca
pote, the president of the constitutional
convention and chairman of the dele
gation as to the meaning or the amand.
ment and the meaning of certain pto
posed drafts of tho different proposi
tions that were considered. Both the
secrstary and Senor Capote expressed
their views quite freely and tho ex.
change of suggestions and replies was
very Interesting to those presiitt,
The Intervention proposition caused
the most discussion, and, ns this hail
received much consideration in the. con.
ventlon in Havana, tho Cubans were
familiar with all phases of tlie con-a-tructlon
that might be placed upon It.
All members of the delegation took
more or less part In the discussion
md the views of euon wme given care
ful attention by Secretary Hoot,
It I understood that the I'ulmns aie
Impifhscd with the deslrj on the part
cf this government to deal fairly with
Cuba and the belief Is expressed that
the delegation will take home favor
able reports of our Intention.
The delegation made no complaint
of the present military government un
der General Wood.
After tin conference ndlournctl the
Cubans called on General Wood at the
Tomorrow Secretnry Ttoot will enter
tain tho delegates at luncheon. Gen
eral "Wood expects to leave here to
morrow night, going to Now York,
thence to Cuba. It Is not known when
tho Cubans will return, but the belief
was expressed that tho business which
brought theme hero would be conclud
ed at the conference tomorrow.
PRISONERS WERE FUNNY.
Gave Curious Names When Arrested
by Detectives of the Committees of
By Hxchulvo Wire trom The Asocialcil Pies'.
New York, April 2i!. Detectives, rep
resenting tho committee of tlftcen and
accompanied by Justice Jerome. Frank
Moss, Assistant District Attorney
Cans and Clerk Fuller, of the court
of special sessions, raided an alleged
gambling resort at fi2 Broad street, this
Six prisoners were taken. Accord
ing to Clerk Fuller a fnro and roulette
outfit were found. Four of tho priso
ners, when asked their names, said
they were Roulette Hoe, Faro Iloe,
Hill Itoo and Dark Hoc.
CUBANS ARE GUESTS
AT A STATE DINNER
Members of the Constitutional Dele-
gation Entertained Beautiful
By i:clmive Wiie from The Associated Pics'.
"Washington, April 23. Tho members
of the Cuban constitutional delega
tion weie entertained at a state din
ner, given in their honor, by the presi
dent, at the white house tonight. The
guests invited to meet, them were
thoroughly representative of the ex
ecutive and judicial branches of the
government, and included members of
tho cabinet, senators and representa
tives who have boon prominent in the
discussion of insular affairs, justices
of the Supreme court, and officers of
the army and navy. The dinner was
limited exclusively to gentlemen, and
covers were set for forty-seven.
The guests assembled in the oast
rooom, where tho formal introductions
were made, after which the party pro.
ceeded to the state dining rooni, where
dinner was served. Here the table,
set In the shape of a double T, was
handsomely decorated with a profu
sion of cut flowers and ferns. Red
was the predominating color. The
center piece wns a basket of rod hya
cinths on a bed of ferns, flanked on
either side by smaller beds of red
hyacinths and two Immense vases of
liberty roses. "Large baskets of tulips,
with ferns and carnations, were promi
nently placed. At the plate of each
guest xwas a. boutennnierro of carna
tion1'. Potted plants and two Im
mense Cuban crotons were the main
decorations of tho room itself. The
floral display in the east room and In
the red, blue and green parlors, was
conllned almost entirely to palms, cro
tons, rubber plants, calias and mai
den hair ferns. A string orchestra
furnished the music.
Those who sat down to dinner In
cluded: 'Hie piOM'lenl, tin- seuelaiy 01 Mali-, the
icuri of tlii troa,uiy. the scciclaiy of wai, the
attorney geiier.il, ihe postmaster general, the see.
tclaiy of ii.tciioi, tlu Mcrclnry of agtiniltino,
llii" secictaiy to the picshlcnt. Dr. Capote, piesl.
dent of tho Cuh.in constitutional cunvetition;
Ur. TainayoNsccietaiy rf hlale and government;
.Irstlce I.loionli, associate Ju.-lire Siipicnu- mutt
nf island of Culu; (Imcinor llolinrourt, rlll
KOioinor, province of Milanas; Onerjl I'oitu
oiiflii, IKe.it of tin' Audicmia of SanUaim ie
t'l.la; (iovcrnor (It-neral beonaid Wood; (foici
noi AIU11, .liistioo Jlailin, .Mr, JiMiie White,
Senator Pla.ll. (Conn,'), Senator Morgan, Sonali.r
Koilkcv, Punter ILiniia, Senator hodae, Sen.itoi
)tpv, Suiitor 1 orltri'll. Seiutoi Daniel, SoiiiUt
r.illlniiKs, Sciulnr Ituiiou.-, peiutor Wcltiinii',
Si tutor .Mill.iul, Senttor Dietrich, ltcpii.,'iiln.
the (Iroiu-nor. ltipiescnl.itlve Hepburn. It.'pie
Miti.il he II. A. Cooper. Representative Minion,
Itrprtseiitatiie Mood-, Itrpiescntatltp Adams the
a-, Mint sccioliiv f war. Hon. William II,
I li..ndler. Lieutenant Ceneial Miles, (Icn-nil Cor
Mil, General S, II. M. Young, Colonel lllunliain,
l.icntcnai.t Coluiwl IMiv.iuN, Ailmiril ltradfonl,
.Mr Win is Mr. f!on.aliv.
Tho guests lenutiuetl at the whlto
house for several horns, It being after
II o'clock before the last of them had
departed, The Cubans were delighted
with the attention shown them, and
with the cordiality with which their
views on the (tiestlons of moment to
them weie received. Tho party re
mained in tho state dining room, and
in groups of twos or threes discussed
Knnugli developed to shuw that tho
Cubans are not a unit in their oplp.
Ions as to the best steps which should
bo taken to bring about ontlro har
mony between the United States and
tho people of tho island. Tho obsot ra
tions made convinced sotno of tho
guests, at least, thut. the tariff Is tho
key to the situation, nnd the opinion Is
expressed that if sulllclent concessions
are made by this government in the
duties on sugar nnd tobacco the main
features of tho IMatt amendment may
be adjusted to tlie common satisfac
tion m" the United States and the
Cubans. At tho sumo tltnu there Is a
strong clement In the Cuban delegation
which is for absolute Independence,
and contend thai Cuba should be
placed on an equal political footing
with this country and receive diplo
matic lecognltlou from tho nations of
tlie world of Us exlstenco as a sover
Il.i i:rlnIw M'lr? from The Asiodjied prci.
Wjtiiliizton, April 2.VIoIm (i. Sindor. ol
Seninton, lias. Uci mauled a pen,lon ot $1) 1
month, and llane) M. I Inn. of I'ltUton, one of
J.1U t month. Hie latter "U Uiaigcahlc to the
uji with Spain aicoiinl.
l'ighting the Bridge Bill.
U) Hvelii'.lic Who from 'I lie Awoelaled I'rcM.
New YoiU, Apill "il. -M a iiiiclliii: ol Hi.
poain w cnllinal" ami ipimitiuiiiutni lentil .1
let'ilulloii Intioduied l..i I i.inptiolloi Coin hjj
adopted leuiu-Minit ilu gotiiiiui to H'lo ill
Noi th lUTcr 'jililc bill
IN THE STATE
A Number ot Important Measures
Arc Passed Flnallu In Both
Senate and House
Bill Appropriating $1,000,000 to the
Public Schools to Make Up for the
Cut Made by the Governor, Will
Come Up for Pinal Passage Next
Week A Local Option Bill Intro
duced in the House Other Meas
By Exclusive Whe fi am The Asiochileel t'rers
Harrlsburg, Pa April 2r..-When tlie
senate met today a large number of
bills were reported favorably from com
mittees, thus assuring plenty of work
for tho senate next week. Among the
hills reported were the Ilosack bills,
taxing tho capital stock of corporations
for the purpose of raising revenue,
which have passed the house.
These bills were passed finally:
Hotiw bill providing that where any eoipoia
tlon or Ninety company bcromet solely In ntiy
bond or other obligations Riven by itni officer or
contractor lo any boiougli. city or other mu
nicipality, action, suit or other legal procviHnsj
upon said bond or obli'sation may be brought in
the county In which the re-pcr.tbc borough, city
or other miuiicip.illly is situated.
rroviding that v.hcie any corporation nr com
pany authorized to become suirty in any bond or
undertaking in any ca'o for the performance rf
any trust or duty, action, suit or other legal
pioce-dings may be In ought on said bond or tin-dert-ikinsr
in tho county in which said bond or
undertaking has been approuil.
House bill providing for ward lcprcentalion
in town council of the borough of Dunmorc.
Lackawanna county, and providing for the dic
tion of members of council in each ward.
1'ioteeting treei?, bhrulu and plant nf llm
kinds beating maiket products against ilestiuct
he diseases and iiitct.
For Protection, of Timber.
House bill providing for tho better piotect.in
of limber lands against l.ro and ponding ior tho
expenses of the same and diiecting what jh.ill be
done with the fines enllerled nnd rosU paid.
Providing a petition of fifteen dollars a month
fur Harry II. Pllk. of HirrMiurg, who wa in
jured at lhzleton durhiK 1Ik I.attinicr lioU in
1SP7, whib serving in the X.ition.il riiiard.
The house fish commission bill, which
extends the powers of the game pro
tectors, was defeated, reconsidered and
then again placed in the calendar.
The bill appropriating $1,000,000 to tho
public schools, to make up for tho cut
made by the governor two years ago,
was advanced to third reading.and will
come up for final passagojinext Tues
day or Wednesday.
Mr. Magee, of Allegheny, introduced
a bill amending the Act of April 20, 1S9S),
providing for the protection of tlie pub
lic health and prohibiting hereafter the
establishing of additional hospitals in
built-up portions of cities. The object
of tho bill Is to enable the executors of
the late Christopher I. Magee to carry
out his desires in establishing a hos
pital in Pittsburg.
A bill providing that the volets of
every municipal division in tlie com
monwealth shall vote upon tho ques
tion of local option at the next spring
election and every second year there
after, was Introduced in the house to
day by Mr. Van "Dyke, of Westmore
land. Election officers who refuse or
neglect to carry out the pi o visions of
the proposed acts shall bo fined from
$100 to $300.
Henate bill to Incorporate the Milan
vtlle Bridge company, of Wayne coun
ty, passed dually.
Tlie senate bill authorizing J. II. Shaw,
of Philadelphia, to bring suit in the
Dauphin county court against tlie com
monwealth for badges furnished mem
bers of the legislature In $!", on their
trips to Philadelphia and New York,
Tho bill to allow James Iluss. of ITar
risburg, to bring suit to recover his
claim for catering for the New York
trip, was postponed for the present.
Henate bills repealing the local op
tion law in tho borough of Donora,
Washington county, and abolishing the
poor board In Benver county, nnd turn
ing tho poor district over to the county
commissioners, were beaten,
The following hills passed finally;
1'frmltthiv water compinies to fiirnUh wmIt
lo adjacent tenltoiy,
Direct in;; county onnwilsionen lo pay con
(.(able. In making election letinw since .Ian, 1,
leu?, in all casea uImti- the ume remains unpaid.
llmpnwering Hie foipoiate authorities of bor.
mikIk to lay mil foolnalks, paieinenU, etc, oicr
and upon lamU with tin" lioinnli- abutting mi
ai.it atonic (he sHe of public loath; enllr.-ly with,
rut the borough limit.
The house adjourned at 3.15 o'clock
this afternoon until Mondny, to give
tho membeis an opportunity to visit
tho Ktnto college,
Big Haul of Jeweliy.
Ily Ku'lusiv Wlie from The Auriitrd I'iom.
Utica, .S", V., Aptll SI. Two I'ioii in the sul:o
nf workmen K't aivay vrllli diinioiid, ami jewelry
(sttnntt-'l to be notlh fioin 1,00' I In 0,r,0 at
the homo of llenij I'. Ciiiu-e, thh .Uleiiioon. ,
man line the bell aiM ,ld he I...1I In in sent
(10.1t the "Icctlle light luinpan.N lo remeili a
defeet in the wiring, lie wan ailuilttul ailer
ionic hesitation on the part in the tenants, lie
was in tho ioii-- an horn, his paitnei In I he
meantime belli; oil the trot
General Baden-Powell to Resign,
By llxiluaiie Wire fioin The Awm ltci l'ic).
London, Aptll 5t:, It n lepoiiul fiom I'ictoili
that Ochcul lliden Powell will e.lgu tlu in
tpcitorthlp of the South All lean loiutabulny ami
iclum to Kngland at an (.illy date. Tin i.ai
I'lYUo ii(fMC to know nothing 1.1 Mil. iqwit,
but oliVlal thera tlihk lliden Touch ina.i lie
ijdc 10 take a hoit I10lld.11.
Type Founders Wage Scale,
tly llxilmhr U'lie from 'Ihe wilatcd l'ics
Ne" Voik, Apill "-'."). -Ilw coiniiiltlLVa nf III
Ope foumlctt and their iiiiphi.ic, lonliniiid Iheli
omfcrinic In Ihii cil tudai. No ugicuiitnt
wa leaiheil u4 to Ihe m w wage uale, but It la
11, w ilmuKht that hl will be auiupl.li"l o-ni.'iro
High Water Mark Is Passed at Cin
cinnatiHundreds of Houses
Ruined Relief by Monday.
)!.i I'.trlmhc Wire from The Associated Pie's.
Clticlnnnll, aVprll 25. The high water
marl: of the flood wns passed down this
port of tho Ohio valley earlier tonight
than was expected, nnd tho stage of
water became almost stationary from
fi to 10 o'clock at fractions above 59.1
feet, nnd afterwards at fi9.2 feet, when
It became permanently stationary hero
and nt upper points. Great relief Is
reported tonight from Huntington,
t'allcttsbtirg, Ashland nnd Ironton,
where the flood was bad last night,
and at smaller places In that district.
Tho present Indications are that the
manufacturers nnd merchants on both
sides of the river will bo completely
relieved before Monday, With tho
water almost ten feet above tho dan
ger line there Is endless inconven
ience and loss on both sides of the
river, nnd there Is some distress to
night. Mayor Plclschmann secured
relief funds today nnd had committees
appointed, as hundreds of houses will
not be fit for habitation for some time
after tho water recedes. Similar ac
tion M-as taken at Newport and Day
ton, Ky today, where the conditions
ore still worse in the inundated dls
tiicts. CAILLES CONTINUES
TO MAKE WAR
His Course Marked by Cruelty
Military Situation at Albay
By Uxclu-me Wire from The Associated Press.
Legaspl, Province of Albay, P. I.,
April 25. Tho administrative features
of Albay province are 'backward. The
military situation Is Improving slowly.
General Belarmanio is still operating
'with 200 rifles. The federalists have
requested Aguinaldo's assistance In se
curing his surrender.
A thousand men of the Ninth (col
ored) cavalry and Forty-seventh regi
ment of volunteer Infantry aie at pres
ent in Albay. The new Twenty-sixth
regiment (regulars') is on its way here.
There are no American schools, and
few municipal governments. Although
unsettled, the sentiment is strong for
peace and civil government.
Manila, April 2b It is reported thai
the rebels general, Cailies, ordered
eight American prisoners to be shot,
April 21. the same day on which he
condemned to death Colonel Sancio.one
or his staff officers, nnd Senor Do "La
Rosa, a wealthy native, who had re
fused to contribute to the insurgent
Sancio escaped. The others were
tortured nnd then butchered. Cailies",
who Is now lurking in the mountains
of Tayibayas province, Iuzon, pro
claims himself dictator and the suc
cessor or Agulnaldo, and announces
his Intention to continue awar or ex
termination. It Is said that Cailies
was born In Ponllcherry, India, his
father being a Frenchman and his
mother a Hindooo.
It is also assorted that he formerly
registered as a French subject in
Manila. He is a typical guerilla lead
er ciuel, able, leckless and unrelent
ing. Aguinnldo denounces him, disclaim
ing responsibility for the previous
atrocities of Cailies. and declares that
he never issued ordois contrary to the
rules of war.
BRYAN NOT A CANDIDATE.
States That He Has No Intention of
Seeking a Third Nomination.
B." r.xelushe Wire from Tlie Atsociated Prej.
Lincoln, Neb,, April 25, In a state
ment given publicity tonight AV. .r.
Ilryan s.,vs in effect 'that he has no
intention of seeking a third nomination
for tlie presidency. Mr. Bryan's an
nouncement is in answer to an article
In an eastern paper speculating on his
plans as a political leader. Mr. Bryan
"I am not planning for another pres
idential nomination. If 1 tvns I would
not be editing a paper. If I ever be
come 11 candidate again it will ha be-rnin-o
It seems necessary for tho ad
vancement of tho principles to which I
adhere, and that does not seem prob
able. I shall, however, take an interest
In polities for several years yet, if I
lire, and can be relied upon to sup
port those who as candidates advance
Democratic principles, and who can bo
entrusted ot enforce them If elactnd."
Disappointed Elements in the Vang
Tse Provinces Prepare for an Up
rising". fly i:clibiie Wire from 'Ihe Associated Pie-',.
London, April 2fl. "I have received
information which may prove to ho
Important," says tho Shanghai corres
pondent of tho Morning Post, "My in
foininnt declares thut all the disaf
fected elements In the Yang Tse prov
inces, Including the organization
known as tho 'Iolaoh-We," tho .so
culled 'reformers,' salt himiggleirt and
disbanded Chinese soldiers, aie com
bining for Ihe purpose of organllng
general ilslngs in May or June,
"Tlie movement Is expected to be be
gun by the burning of foreign churches
throughout the provinces bordering on
tho Yaug'Tse-Klang. The motive ot
the leaders is said to be revolutionary,
but the rank and llle aie simply pillag
ers, "My Informant points out Dial tho
French chinches in these provinces far
outnumber the Hrltish, and that the
Fiench might benellt by the oppor
tuiilO to seize tlie Kciln-Ciiian arsenal
and tlie adjoining powder mills,"
Travis Sustains His Title.
II." CmIiisIu Mill' ti 'in 'Ihe Woiialcil 1'ic 1.
S Vnk, pill "J5. Walici I. Tl.nK nt the
'iaiilwi Cil) loll ili.b, MMllnei My till of
.1111, ili 111 duiiipii'ii ot llis I lilted Male, at th."
jl.in,";'l iiull link. 1'iili.x, 'haiK ik tvcdi'i! In
nuking the Jtloixn luand loda.i in chlm jr.it
iiic tiok behln I tin lemiii.
The United States Minister to
China Lands in San
AN EVENT OP INTEREST
A Great Desire to Know What Posi
tion He Will Assume with Regard
to the Coming Gubernatorial Nom
inations in Iowa He Believes
China Can Pay a Large Indemnity.
Tales of Brutality Have Been Ex
aggerated Th Minister Will Re
turn to China in Two Months.
By Excluihf Wlrf from The Associated Prtu.
S.tn Francisco, April 25. Edwin II.
Conger, United States minister to
China, accompanied by his wife, daugh
ter and Miss Pierce, arrived from China
this afternoon on the steamer Nippon
Maru. His arrival was awaited with
considerable interest, not only on ac
count of his connection with events In
China, but from a political standpoint.
There was a. great desire to know what
position lie. would assume with regard
to the coming gubernatorial nomina
tion in Iowa. To n representative of
the Associated Press, Mr. Conger, when
asked if he cared to make any expres
sion on the subject, said: "I do not
care to say anything in the matter
utnil I reach Des Moines. I do not
know what the situation in Iowa is,
and do not care to say anything defi
nite until I am fully advised. My pres
ent intention and desire is to return to
China and finish my work."
Touching events in China, Mr. Con
ger turned interviewer and was par
ticularly anxious to know what had
been done by the powers in the matter
of indemnity. He was asked for his
opinion as to the amount of Indemnity
China could pay. "Three hundred mil
lion dollars." he replied, accompanying
his answer by the statement that it
would be necessary for the government
to practice economy. The time of pay
ment, too, should extend over a long
term of years.
Concerning events in China. Mr. Con
ger said there was nothing new to bo
said in that direction, as everything
that happened had been told fully, to
gether with many things that never
occurred. Tales of brutality had, he
thought, been exaggerated. Asked In
regard to his future plans. Minister
Conger said he would remain in this
city until Saturday morning, when ho
would leave for his homein Des Moines,
Iowa. At the expiration of his sixty
days' leave of absence, he Intended to
return to China. He would go back
sooner. If anything important should
KILLED BY AN ELEPHANT
Terrible Fate of Henry Huffman, the
Well Known Animal Trainer.
By r.xdiiiive Wne from The A.sorinled Pies.
Peru. Ind., April 25. Henry Huff
man, the well known animal trainer
with the AVallacc shows, mot a horrible
death here today, being killed by "Big
Charley," a. "monster elephant, while
the animal was bathing in the Missls
sinewa river. "Big Charley" wound
his trunk about Keeper Huffman and
hurled him far Into tho stream. The
man was uninjured and when he re
turned he said:
"Why, Charley, 1 did not think that
of you; aren't you ashamed of your
self,'" Tho next instant Huffman was seized
by the big elephant and thrown to tho
bottom of the river und held there by
the forefeet of the animal. Then with
a great roar the elephant ran away,
f-'i veral showmen shot at him with no
effect, He broke down fences and
ronined about In a. big field, keeping
everybody at a distance. Apples load
ed with strychnine were thrown near
him and he ate one. An hour later ho
laid down nnd was In terrible agony,
A rillo shot settled him.
"Hlg Charley" weighed over three
tons, wns valued at $10,000, and In his
l'fc time had killed throe men. Keeper
Huffman at different times was animal
trnlnci in Fnirinount park, Philadel
phia, and Central park, New York. Ills
lionio wns In Columbus, Ohio,
"BIL17Y" SMITH DRUGGED.
Ily I'Arliiiirp Who from The Avoeialed I're.vs.
London, Aptll SAV Nnl'Smltli, brolhtr of "III!.
y" Smith, the puifilM, who died jeterdiy, slid
to n repicf.ent.it lwi of tho .Uwialed 'ii" In
"National Sporliiis dub is iletiriiiliicl, if h.m.
flble, to wciiro nil iiutop,y for wo aie rote (hat
apoplexy was not the taiKe of death, It li itr
tcln that in" biolher was 1,-iveti homvthlnir to
drink .it the end of the Mun'.h lound and alter
that ho was ulterly iihvliiw. He had the 11,'ht
won when ho bciran In ".tasser ..bout the tint and
(ell nn ohm ions. He nou'i' ot up iiraiu. It Is
.1 illffiinli matter In prove, ae rur.vbody beie
U liiU'if-tfil in hiixlilUK 'ii the M.ini'.il, bill I
shall tun 111 rat at the ixi'i'n :-l li It is pool.
By KulusUc Wiie fioin The Associated Pieu.
New Voik, Apill i'. -Sailed: Uaibarova. lire
men la, Chcibounr; lAipiltaii.c, Italic. I.IU'i"
pool Mrhcil: Majeide, Xcw Voik. ('heibouis
-Airheili l'lotfirla, Xcw Voik for Ilunibiirs:.
Qiweinloivn Siilcil: ficrnunli", Xe Voik. Hot-tfidani-Salli'l:
Maamlain, IlouloRne and New
York. Ilauc-Artiioli l.j Loualne, Xew iork.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
H.v IacIu.Ivo Wire bom Ihe 3ocialcd I'rw.
Canton. It., Apill M. Mis. Maria '(.. siMon,
ai 111 uf Mrs, Meliliiley, died 1 0113.1. lr. salon
Wit Willi lu. Mih'inlvj til Ihe iit home for
ten 1.1 1 lucks allll the first iiau:;uiallon. She
wan the uiibiw of th lite Tluiniat SaMon, v.hu
CklahlUhrd the I 'anion llieiilnc KiponUuri.
Topika, Kansas, April i. -Mr.. Allen Stll
f.ueiupaw, ".lid"'.'.- ot Ihe late Allen Sclb, Ihe
bhouman, died toda, Mie ia4 out of tin uialth
I'-, I uoiuili ill Kan-.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today:
CLBAMNQ NORTHERLY WINDS,
1 tlencrttl Cuban Delegation Welcomed by Pres
"" Tnttl Boiler l'pl(tilan In Kentucky,
Minister Conger Arrises nt Sin rrineln.11.
Woik of tho State I.a'uin.tken1.
2 Genernl C.itboinlali ncp.iitt.li lit.
S Local Common Council Amcnili tl ? Appro,
Oanr.on Still Itcftiies to Sign.
Christian Unile.ruir D.11.
A Local-Sill; Workers' Strike Still Hold li.t.
Contract Let tot Oradlng Xew Trolley Hoad,
0 Local Wist Srrinton anil Suburban.
7 Oeneral Xoilliea'lern I'cninjhntila,
Kinanciil mid Commcrci-i'.
8 Local Lite Sevia ot the World uf l.ibor.
CHAUNCEY F. BLACK
ON BALLOT REFORM
Ex-Lieutenant Governor a Visitor at
the Senate Chamber at Harris
burg Advice to Party Men.
By Exclusive Wirt fiom The AmocUIkI Piuh.
Marrisburg. April 2. Former Lieu
tenant Governor Chauncey F. Black,
of York, was a visitor In the senate
chamber today. When his piesencc
became known. Senator Grady, ot
Philadelphia, the only senatorial sur
vivor of the senate over which Air.
Mack presided, moved a recess of
twenty minutes so as to allow the
lnonibers of the senate to greet tin
distinguished visitor and allow I1I111
to make a few remarks.
Mr. Black, after being escorted to
the chair by Mr. Grady and Senator
Haines, of York, made a short ad
dress, the burden of which was bal
lot reform. He snid:
"It is about time that on certain
vital questions party lines should be
wiped out and walked over and that
members of all parties come together
for one service. You. gentlemen ot
the Kepubllcan party, have an im
mense majority in the state. You
want an honest vote and a fair count.
AVo. nf the Democratic party, want
the same and nothing else. You have
bills before you now that pretend to
be ballot reform bills. You hnvo
none. One Is known as the Focht bill
it is Republican. There is another,
known as tho Guffey bill it Is Demo
ciatic. We have no elections In Penn
sylvania and hai:e had none since t
was defeated in 1SSB. The stenm roads
have 196,000 employes, and add to that
army tlie employes of other corpora
tions and see what tho people ho,vo
to say at our elections. So long as
thousands of voters go into tho elec
tion booths under the lash of their
employers, you cannot have an honest
election. Neither can you havrj such a
bnllot so long as the electors can go
into a booth with another voter for
the purpose of assisting him in the
preparation of his ballot."
Mr. Black then went on to say that
an honest vote could not be secured
under the present constitution and
that remedies were to be found in a
constitutional convention. He inti
mated that Governor Pattlson had
failed to advocate' that remedy when
he was elected governor. In conclu
sion, ho said:
"Do the right thing now. You can't
agree on nnd pass any of the ballot
bills you have before you and you
know it. Senators, it is either a con
stitutional convention or no ballot re
form. I am in favor of ballot reform,
a republican t'onn of government and
MORE INTEREST IN
Secretary Gage's View of the Situa
tion federal Union Not
flv nxcliifiin Wne from The A'-ociaud l'ie
AVashlngton, April 2,". Regarding
the report that an interest In the re
I udiated bonds Issued by tho southern
states during the reconstruction period
was being revived In Loudon, Secre
tary Gage said:
"The treasury department has no in
foriiiiilitin concerning the Issue of slate
bonds by the Insurrectionary states
during the Civil war. It is not a mut
ter in which tho general government
can bo concerned. In our form of gov
ernment the federal union Is not re
sponsible tor tho debts nf tho stntos
under any circumstances. Whotlio
M" not the Individual states Issued
bonds In aid of tho rebellion ihe 1 co
ords of the treasury department don't
show. To got accurate Information oil
Ibis point and to lenrn whether surli
1 owls, if Issued, are regarded as bind
,i,g obligations or whether they have
been distinctly repudiated through m
(irijanlnatlon nf state constitutions or
oiheiwlso, the lecords of thn seviral
states wu.ilil have to be coiihiiIL'iI "
Victim Identifies James Callahan as
the "Dark Man" in the Case,
Ily i;clu,ii" W'ltc fiom The Avocjlnl IVvt.
Omaha, Neb., Aptll 2o-ln the trial of .lame.s
I allalian, un tl.n tlince nf connection with lint
kiilnipplng of lahvaid Onialiy, Jr., 1) 1, I1",
the KtllM tcok the laud ai.d abuilultly idciituivd
allahan a Ihe "dark man" in the cm.
On (rooa-e.saiuination he admitted that ho bhn
tllied ("allah in pilin ipallv by hit 1011 c, ami sihl
he would not be able lo lihr.tlty him b) his
appc.11 aiicc alom.
In aiuuir to a diieit auction the boy ikclaied
he nvj .w 1 main ot the identity it Callahan as
be wis of the identity ol hU fathci and inotlur.
The boy admitted be was not positive aa to Oil
hhan'i, Identity at the close of Ilw hrst inter
tuw in the chhlN oftioc, but aftr." a cccond sit
tins', wai pontile in i."t iilfiitif.ration.
Banking House Assigns.
runner, " V., Apill 25. The banking house 01
l.cioi l I'altiilge, ot Ovid, made an as Wnuient
lodi). The HabliAifk and asset? are pot it
made public, 'he bank was raplullsccl at fc.V,.
iif) end wa llie thi.f il. posltarj of the SVncia
county tuj.uici and of Uillaid state hospital,
Fatal Results of a Gatastrophe a
200 DEAD AND INJURED
The Frankfort Fire Department
'Fighting the Flames Trying to
Prevent Further Spread of tho Fire.
Inhabitants Flee to Suburbs for
Safety Work of Rescue Carried on
Ily IXcbulve Wile fiom Ihe As-,x Mini li
Frankfort, April 2.I. One of the most
disastrous explosions on record oc
curred tills afternoon nt the Klectro
fheinlcnl work, near Orlesheim. when
smokeless powder is manufactured.
Most of the boilers exploded. Tin
nole was so tiemendous that it wai
heard at great distances, Including
Frankfurt and Mayence.
The factory immediately became a
mass of flames, nnd a northeast wind
can-fed the sparks to neighboring vil
lages, where several houses were also
set on fire.
"Klghteen cylinders, each containing
about one hundred weight of smoke
less powder, were in tlie room ivIiom
the explosion occurred.
Troops were Immediately ordered lo
Griesliclm, to prevent the fire spread
ing to the large benalne reservoirs
nearby. Fire brigades fiom every place
In tlie neighborhood luttried to the
scene, but owing to the dangerous 11a
tuie of the dis;u)tr and the fear of
a renewal of the explosions, the great
est difficulty was experienced In stop
ping the progress of the flames". Only
after five hours of strenuous effort
was the conflagration lo some extent,
controlled, and the danger pased, o
as to make it possible to begin tho
wink of extricating the bodies. Tt is
feared that nearly two hundred poi
sons have been killed or Injured.
The fire, continues to burn, although
the greater part of the Frankfort tin,
department and the troops are try
ing to prevent its spread to tho build
ings outside of the firo zone.
Hospitals have been improvised In tho
vicinity The flames apparently origi
nated by the blowing up of vats nf
chemicals In the explosive department
of the works. They uprcad with
frightful speed to the adajcent build
ings and then over the river Main to
Schwanheim. When a second explo
sion took place, the fumes anil masses:
of burning chemicals made it impossi
ble to stay In the vicinity. The in
habitants uf Orlesheim were ordered
to leave their village, which they did,
fleeing lo Frankfort.
Tlie first explosion occurred at :i
o'clock. The last explosion nt 7.3a p.
111., and when it was ascertained that"
no further danger was anticipated, the
inhabitants were allowed to return to
At half past eight the tire was still
burning In the center, and the work of
extricating the bodies from 'the de
bris was being curried on by torch
light, gaslight not being obtainable.
All railway trallie, with Frankfort
was stopped during the tire, except for
trains carrying the injured, but it has
since been resumed.
Four sheds for dressing the wound.-?
of the Injured have been erected. The
c.Unstrophe originated in a small fire,
which Ignited several receptacles of
picric acid, causing a terrible explo
sion. Tho houses adjoining the fac
tory were partly burned and paitly
demolished y the violence of the ex
It Is still lmpossibln to say ilcflnltoly
how numerous are the victims.
HAYES DIED GAME.
Tho Dunbar Murderer Had Nothing
to Say on tho Scaffold,
fly Kwlmive Wiie fioin Tho Associated Pre
Unlontown, Pa., April L'5. Mark
Thomas Hayes was hanged hero today.
lie died game and walked to the scaf
fold unflinchingly. He was pronounced
dead In ten minutes and was cut down
shortly after, Ho had nothing what
ever to say. He refused religious con
solation of any kind nnd met death
The crime for which Hayes paid his
lifo wns committed July I, ISDa, at thn
Hill farm, near Dunbar, J'i. It has
frequently been referred to its tto
"murder without a motive," as Hayes
and his victim, William l.owdon, had
been neighbors and close friends for
years. On the night of July .1, lS'.r.i,
Iluyes, Jiwdoti and some others were
carousing at the homo of William
Barnes, a neighbor, over several kegs
of beer, About :: a. in., 11 quarrel aroso
between Hayes and l.owdon, Hayes
went home, but soon returned with a
shotgun und with the winds "I will
allow mi man to cull inn a cownrd."
shot l.owdiiii dead. Hayes afterwardu
claimed that lie had 110 Intention of
killing l.owdon, but was in tho act of
firing a Fourth of July saluto when his
gun was ucldentully discharged.
TI10 plea of the defense was insanity
nnd lack ot motive.
VISIBLE AT CAPE TOWN
fly KncIiuIio Wire from 'ihe Andatcd 1'reji
Cape Town, April 2"t The comet fhst teer
hero this afternoon i-i iL-ible on the ea.tcin
horiron. It U brilinut ami tilplc-lailcd and 11
rapidly appioaihius Ihe sun.
WEATHER FORECAST, -
Washington, Apill j.s-rorccasl for Fil-
iliy and S.iliinl',1 : Ka-tern t'oniujluni 1
I 'It- t iticr I ild.iy tiinrnini;. Siliuda), lair t
met Mariner; lrili noitherly winds. 4
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