The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 12, 1902, Image 1

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. FIGHT TO A hl-nCtl
States That He Will Not Be Ordered
Out, Bargained Out, Sealed Out or
Forced Out of the Canvass Is
Willing to Rest His Case with the
People Senator Quay Claims to
Be Actuated Only by a Desire to
Promote Harmony in the Party.
Tt Is Intimated That This Step Has
Been Taken in the Interest of
Senator Penrose Other Candidates
in the Field.
B.v Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, April 11. After months
of silence United States Senator Quay
announced today that ho Is opposed to
the nomination of Attorney General
John P. Elkin for governor of Penn
sylvania. This announcement came as
a great shock to the friends of Mr.
Elkln anil has caused a tremendous
stir in political circles. Insurance Com
missioner Durham, leader of the Hc
publlcun party here, o some time
ago publicly announced that he was
for Elkln "sink or swim," has been
won over, and In an interview with a
' representative of the Associated Press
tonight said he concurs in the view
taken, of the situation by Senator
Quay, who in a statement, issued to
night, s,ald that General Klkin's nom
ination would "threaten the nepubli
can success upon the state, congres
sional and legislative ticket.'
Senator Quay arrived here from
Washington yestcnlay and lias held
numerous - conferences with Durham
and other polltieuI,.frlcnds during the
lust forty-eight hours at his headquar
ters in the Hotel Stratford. Senator
Qua's attitude was positively known
to Ids friends, yesterday, and early this
evening af a long conference with the
senator, General Elkin learned from
the senator's own lips his attitude In
the matter. What actually took place
at the conference, neither the senator
nor the attorney general would say, but
later each gave a formal statement to
the Associated Press. Senator Quay's
statement is as follows:
"I am a friend of General Elkin
and if I was permitted to name the
governor of Pennsylvania I would
name Mr. Elkin. But I regard his
candidacy under present conditions
as threatening to Republican success
upon the state, congressional and
legislative tickets, and if I am a
delegate to the Republican state con
vention. I cannot support him. I
have no candidate for the position
of governor or any other position.
The selection of candidates is for the
convention which I believe will be
an intelligent, impartial and deliber
ative body."
When Insurance Commissioner Dur
ham was shown this statement at the
Stratford ho said:
"1 concur with Senator Quay."
Elkin Will Stay.
The attorney general in his statement
"I refuse to be ordered out, bar
gained out, dealed out or forced out
of the canvass for governor. I am a
candidate to the finish and will con
tinue an aggressive canvass until
the Republican convention shall
make its nomination. A majority of
the Republican voters should deter
mine who the nominee shall be.
From the outset I have appealed to
the people for support, and will con
tinue this policy to the end. From
assurances received from all over
the state today, I have every reason
to believe that my friends will be
successful in' the, convention.
"The American people believe in
fair play and I lest my case with
Mr. Elkin Is the leading candidate for
the nomination nnd hud nearly the
solid, support of the Republican state
organisation. For months, Mr. Elkln
owl Mr, Durlium have been t Nlng to
get Senator Quay to announce, Viself
for the attorney general, but up to
duy lie steadfastly-refused to say ..y
thlng publicly, Although them Is no
official continuation for the statement.
It Is firmly believed In political cir
rles thai Senator Quay has taken this
step In the interest of Senator Pen
jom', who Is a candidate for re-election
to the United States senate at tho
Jiftxt session of the legislature In Jnn
uaiy, Commissioner Durham Is also
very ,frlendly to Senator Penrose, nnd
vould do nothing that would jeopar
dize his le-elet'tlon. Tt Is believed tliut
this friendship for Senator Pentose hn.l
nil to do with Commissioner Durham
In withdrawing his support from his
friend Klkln.
Former lieutenant Governor watres,
of Lackawanna county; Is waking an
cUve canvass tor lite Republican
nomination. Among other candidates
mentioned for the place on the Repub
lican, ticket are Major General Jolm
R. Brooke, 'U. S. A., who Is soon to bo
retMd: United States Attorney Clen
fraT) V, 0, Knox and Former United
States Senator Don Cameron.
Secretary Griest Loyal.
Lancaster, April 11. Secretary of the
Commonwealth W.AV, driest this even
ing returned from Philadelphia, where
M had been n conference with At? I
torney General Elkln. When ques
tioned upon his attitude In view of
Senator Quay's withdrawal from Elkln
In his candidacy for governor, Mr.
Griest refused to talk, further than to
sny that he Is still for Elkln.
"I will support Elkln and that Is all
I have to say," said Mr. Griest, and
then n tided:
"I have been so Instructed by my
delegation," which Is rather significant
as Mr. Griest controls the twelve votes
that will be cast In the Republican
state convention by Lancaster county.
The delegates from this county hare
already pledged themselves, by resolu
tions, for Elkin.
Mr. Hardenbergh's Position.
Harrlsburg, April 11. Auditor Gen
eral Hardenbergh and State Treasurer
Barnett tonight sent telegrams to Elk
ln telling him to stand his ground.
Governor's Message Received
35 Minutes Too Late .to
Save Flutcher.
By Kxelusivc Wire from The Associated Ticas.
St. Louis, April 11. A reprieve grant
ed by Governor Dockery was received
just thirty-five minutes too late to pre
vent the execution of Henry Flutcher,
colored, at 6.10 o'clock this morning.
During an nlteicatlon August 27, 1900,
Flutcher shot and Instantly killed
Lewis Roth, aged IS years. ,He was
sentenced to lie hanged between 6 a. m.
nnd 6 p. m. today. Preparations for the
hanging had almost been completed
when circuit Attorney Folk at 11 o'clock
last night telegraphed Governor Dock
ery at Jefferson City, recommending a
ten days' reprieve to investigate more
fully soiiii! testimony to the effect that
Flutcher acted in self-defense when he
killed Roth.
At L a. m. a message was reeelcd
from the telegraph office at Jefferson
City, as follows:
"Yours to A. M. Dockery, signed
Folk, received. Messenger teports gov
ernor would not come to door. Stuck
his head out of the second-story win
dow, and asked 'What's wanted'.'" Mes
senger told him nature of message. He
told messenger to put it under door;
made no reply."
This message was opened by Sheriff
Dickmann, as Attorney Folk had gone
home. Ho telephoned to the attorney,
and both concluded that this ended the
matter. Flutcher was told, and did not
express ahy expectation of a respite.
At n.r.O Sheriff Dlckman told the con
demn! d boy to prepare for the march
to the gallows. The boy walked with
a steady .step and before the black
cup was adjusted, made a short speech,
in which he declared that he tired the
shot that killed Roth, but that he had
no other intention than to disarm Ills
assailant. ' He spoke for three minutes,
and then waved a good-bye to those
assembled and turned to the sheriff.
A minister stepped forward and made
a 'final prayer. Immediately after, at
CIO o'clock, the trap was sprung nnd
Flutcher's neck was broken in the
drop. A formal inquest was held and
tho body turned over to the family,
when a message was received, at 6.45
o'clock, from Governor Dockery, say
lug: "I have granted a respite of fifteen
days In case of Henry Flutcher, to be
hanged today. Stay execution. An
swer." Sheriff Dlckman at once replied:
' Henry Flutcher executed at 6.10 a.
m. Telegram of stay received at
Sheriff Dlckman said, after the re
prieve was received:
"1 did my duty and I am glad it is
over. The answer to Mr. Folk's tele
gram to the governor came after 2
o'clock In the form of a dispatch from
the Western Union office at Jefferson
City. Mr. Folk had gone home and I
opened the telegram, thinking It a re
prieve. Instead, it said that the gov
ernor had come to a window, and after
being told the nature of the message
directed that It be placed under the
door -and "shut the window, without
bending an answer. I supposed that
ended the matter and left no hope. Mr,
Folk was called up by telephone and
thought the same, and so did the pris
oner. I received no word fiom the
governor und carried out the execution.
Anyway, I do not hold myself, to
blame. The governor s the one who
has the authority and Is lesponslble
tor tile whole Incident,"
Deputy Sheriff Ullhaitz, "ho received
and opened the telegram containing the
leprleve from .the governor, said that
the message was received by him
twenty minutes after It had been filed
in Jefferson City. It came to the West
ern Union office on Eighth street nnd
was ilellveied by a messenger, who
had run the entire distance of six
blocks to the four courts where the ex
ecution toqk place.
City Attorney Folk said:' "There can
bo no doubt us to Flutcher's guilt. He
was. glyen a fair tilul befoie an Im
partial juiy und his case was fully ex
ainlned by the Hupieme court.
"When Detectives McNeil und Har
rington came to my house last night
at 11 o'clock and reported they had
Just dlscoveied witnesses, who, It was
alleged, through fear, had been re
strained fioui uppeaiing at the tllal,
1 thought It best, as a matter of cau
tion to ask the governor for a respite
of ten days until I could fully Invests
gate and examine these witnesses."
Jefferson City, Mo., April 11. Gover
nor Dockery today declined to discuss
the time of receiving Circuit Attorney
Folk's telegram regarding Flutcher,
but says he did not decide until an ear
ly "hour this morning to grant a re-
spite, The governor says ho wont
down stairs to got Folk's message and
read tt at 12.30 o'clock this morning,
but ttiai he did not decide, to act until
5.GS thlB morning. He at once wired
Sheriff Dlckman and also telephoned
him to stay the execution, he says, the
order being sent at G o'clock. The
telegram reached St. Louis thirty-five
minutes, too late und the 'telephone
message ten minutes too late. Gover
nor Dockery stated 'that Flutcher"
should have been executed nnd that the
second restplte could have only operated
to stay the execution for a few days. (
Eugene F. Ware, of Kansas, Has
Been Selected.
Ily Kveluslvc Wire fiom The Associated Pi cum.
Washington. April 11. Eugene F.
Ware, of Kansas, has been selected by
the president to succeed H. Clay Evans
as commissioner of pensions. Mr. Ware
is from Topeka, Kansas and is a mem
ber of the law firm of Glced, Ware and
Glecd. It Is stated at the white house
that the president ileslred to appoint
some man whom he knew well and that
If possible he should come from Kansas.
He did not consult with the Kansas
delegation although Senator Burton,
who was at the white house said the
appointment would have his entire and
hearty support.
Mr. Ware was born at Hartford,
Conn., in 1841. He served throughout
the civil war In an Iowa regiment. He
also saw service in the Indian wars and'
In these campaign was wounded. After
leaving the army he went to Fort Scott,
Kansas, and in 1871 was ndmitted to
the bar; was a member of the state
senate 'and twice a delegate to the Re
publican national convention. Later
he moved to Topeka. He Is the author
of many sketches and legal essays, and
under tho nom de plume of "Ironqulll"
has written a number of poems.
Action of National Board of Mine
Workers Foretells Strike Un
less Operators Yield.
Ily Kimi n Wire frrio The A-.on.itul I'ir.
Indianapolis, Intl., Apiil 11. The min
ing situation In the Virginia and in the
anthracite field of Pennsylvania occu
pied the attention of the executive
board of the United 'Mine Workers of
America today. In each case the policy
to bo pursued by the union was, deter
mined;, but just' what course wlll'be fol
lowed Is carefully gu.irtleel.
The action of the national board, it
is believed, foretells .i strike in both
districts, unless the operators shall yield
to the demands of the nilneis. Just
when the stiike will be oidered Is a
part of the secret of the national board.
Ill the anthracite district no strike will
be ordered, however, until the full thirty
days given the National Civic Federa
tion to arbltiatc the differences bo
tween tho miners and operators shall
have expiicd.
It is believed another effort will be
made to arrange a conference between
the miners and oper.ttois of the Vir
ginia district before any final action
shall be taken, but in case of failure to
bring about such a convention, a strike
Is cxtiected.
April 27 is the time when the thirty
days given tho National Civic Feder
ation to arbitrate the differences in the
anthracite field will expire. No action
will be taken by the miners until this
time shall expire.
The threatened trouble in the Indiana
block coal district seems to have been
averted. Word was received at the na
tional headquarters today that the
mlncis and operators have practically
compromised on the terms of last year's
The national board has practically
completed Its work, and It Is expected
that the session will end tomorrow.
Children of the Late Colored Million
aire Have Employed Counsel.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, April 11, Stops were taken to
day by the. children of the late Colonel John
MeKee, the colored millionaire real estate dealer,
lo prevent the registration und execution of the
decedant's will. Counsel tor Abble A. S.vphax,
Colonel MeKee's daughter.and Henry McKce Min.
ton, .1 grandson, filed a caveat with the legisler
of wills against the admission of any paper pur
porting to be tlie testament of the dead man.
McKce was n life long member of the I'rvs-
bjtcrlan chureli, His will, made public today,
uevtbes the bum oi hi j,uuu,uou estate to char
ituble Institutions under the control of Aieh
bishop lljan and the clergy of the lloinan Cath
olic church. Ills iiCNt of Kin arc cut cm' with a
mere pittance.
Boers at Safe Distance from Trouble
Do Not Believe Peace Story.
By Exclusive Witu from The Associated Piiis.
Amsterdam, Am II 11. Mr, Kruger and tho-o
who surround him appear lo attach little no-
delicti to the icpcits irgaidlug the uiceptaiiee
by the Doer leaders of the lit tilth 'trims foi peace
in South Afrlea,
Work of Creed Committee.
Ily Luhwlve Wlie f6m The Associated Pin.
Washington, Apill 11, Tho I'reobj lerlan com
mittee on (he iciUlon of ihe need today com
pitied the urtkle mi "Ihe (truce of Cud," which
Is to fotiu a pait of the bilef statement nt doc
trine to be piepared for the action of the geneial
aacuib)y, Sewn of Ihe arlldu nf this state
ment, huve been completed, il.l 'Uicm le
biting to (lod, the Divine puipoae, the u cation,
he levrlatlon, election, sin and (lie guce of
(lod, leaving about tin to be prepaied,
Pensions Granted,
By Kicluslve Wre from The Associated 1'iess.
Wellington, April J I, Pensions gtantcd: I'uul
Fullmer, of (lard, i'aii. V-i havid H K"i t Lu
leinc, Wi Utuigi) W, Broun, of Old Koigc, 10.
By PM.ligic Wire fiom The Atsoilated l'ie,
At Philadelphia Philadelphia UiueiUan
league), liilluekuell College, 1,
At New York Xew York, V ; Uubculty of
Minuciota, 3- t
At Washington Washington, 7 Jcttey Citj, '.'.
At IVtroH-lVtioIt. S; llunuto, i,
, At Columbia, S. O. UiuoUjn, 0; South Caro
lina, UiegC, I.
The Government Will Make Declar
ation Unless Order Is Re
stored Before Mondau.
Socialists Threaten a Grand Coup
During Reform Debate in Parlia
ment Blots General Throughout
Kingdom Strikers Prepare to
Bum Factories Troops Attacked.
By Jlxclmhe Wire from The Associated Press.
Paris, April 11. The correspondent
of the Patrie at Brussels telegraphs
that the Belgian government has de
cided to proclaim martial law in Brus
sels, If the disorders are not ended on
Brussels, April 11. Telegrams from
the country districts indicate the wide
spread character of the, socialist move
ment which threatens to culminate In
a grand coup next week, during the
reform debate In parliament.
t Sharp fighting between strikers and
gendarmes occurred this morning at
Bracetuegnies, near Charlerol. Several
thousand strikers attacked and stoned
si body of gendarmes, who retaliated
by firing their revolvers. A sharp fu
sillade followed, and the gendarmes
were compelled to retreat, A squad
ron of lancers, however, galloped up
and chargQrf"and dispersed the mob.
Additional regiments of cavalry, In
fantry arid engineers arrived here this
morning. A battalion is held In readi
ness for action at each of the barracks.
All the tioops are supplied with two
packets of ball cartridges and two
packets of so-called "strike cartridges."
Gendarmes and civic guards are as
sembling .it their headquarters in largo
unmbeis and rigorous instructions
h.ivu been issued for the Instant re
pression of outbreaks In their inclp
ieney. Four regiments of cavalry and
infantry arrived today at Charlerol. In
fantry hus been sent to Louvain, a city
fifteen miles east ot Bniwrfelsj- und Vil
oordcn, a town siv miles north-northeast
ol' Brussels. Squadrons of chas-se-urs
have been distributed in the mid
lands. Semblance of Order.
A semblance of Older was restored
among tho rioters in the Rue Stevens
early this morning. The police, who
had botne the brunt of the fighting,
were stiongly reinforced by gendarmes
and civic guttids with loaded rifles.
Ordeis wete issued to use all the force
necessary to dilve the mob out of the
liaison du Peuple. Just as the order
was about to be executed the chiefs of
the socialists offered to evacuate the
building etuletly.
Estimates as to the number wounded
during the riots vary from forty to one
hundred, but seores of Injured were
can led off nnd hidden by friends.
A large number of rioters were ar
rested and are still detained, Thebur
gomasters of Brussels and suburban
municipalities have proclaimed that
meetings of more than ten(persons are
prohibited, and that any one found car
rying a revolver shall be liable to six
months' imprisonment. All centres of
agitation are bristling today with bay
onets. Squads of cavalry tire continu
ally patrolling the streets and guarding
the shops which were threatened with
plundering by the rioters.
A manifesto signed by the general
council of the labor party has been
widely posted, . It demands a revision
of the constitution and universal suf
frage, A thousand demonstrators caused
great disturbances at St. Nicholas last
night' untl routed by repeated charges
of the gendarmes. At La. Louvlere
6,000 men ceased work, forcing the
workers in the large industrial estab
lishments at La Croyere and Haine St.
Pierre to join them. 'The strikers
threaten to burn all factories where the
workers refuse 'to quit. Strong detach
ments of cavalry are now patrollng the
district in order to protect the factories.
A telejjm from Mons says work Is
being continued In the Botinge'dlstrlct,
but a strike and disorders ate t hi eat
en ed. Troops have been sent to the
dlstilct to cope with possible rioting,
The Troy Conference.
Ily llsclushe Wire from The AbbOiialed Pie-rf,
Saratoga, X, Y April 11, At today's wt'.lon
nf Ihe Tiny continence of the Methodist Kiixp
jal chinch, the llcv. Dr. W, fil lUWoUoii, lce
ilunu'llor of the American unluTstty of W.isli.
IriBton, I). C dchured an uddiem on education,
llefenint? In ltockefeiler, Ciiuegle, Aichhold,
Cecil llhodf ami oIIich he said that tills w.h n
trinaikable iize, fur one hundied million
li.ul liven donated lmiitly to the meat (JUo of
education. l)r, Daiidson naid I lie cornet Mono
of, the "McKlnley College of (!o eminent," to'
ho inclmUd lu the American unlt'erslty, Mould
he lild mi May llth hy I'loldent Itooeuit.
Condition of Br, Talmage,
By i:cliulc Wire'lioiu 'Ine Associated I'levi.
VahliiKtou, Apill 11, According to tho 0
o'elocK 'ttateuie'iit "of the iloeiriaiu" there n no
liuilail chtnigu 1 1. the condition ,cf 111. Tul
iiuki' tvnlKht! It uiijthini; he tu tenting u trlile
ca!vr, with tho uU? a little mute itgnlar and
Us fen-, 1IU condition, hoefr, i ery irlt
l(ii I and eieiy hour while tho nreccnt nUmilng
s.Miiptunis continue lessen the ehancc of lite.
Garfield Mentioned.
By Kxclushe Wiio from 'ihe Associated I'mi.
Washington, AH 11. The jirc.ldent today
sent to the seiute the nominations ot James- It.
Oajrtteld, ,to be United Mate dill cm Ice com
in&Ioner and' William Willlauis to he commit
kluner of immigration of the port of Hew York,
Wife Murder ,at Findlay.
By KuliioHe Wire from llie Associated i'ross.
I'tmlljc. (Y. AlilII 11. Julm Holloa chnt mil
iiutantly killed hit ulfo today in a qiurrcf at
jicioiuu. jiu ii'9 ciuiu nue uaq cue insioi unci
ill trjlnif tu take It fivin her It was dUUuriml.
lie is lu Jail charged with inuider.
William Jones, the Suspect, la Still
Cool and Collected.
By Kxciushe ulrc from The Aiwoclattd Ptci". ,
Detroit, April 11. A thorough search
of the Hey wood promises, was made to
day by tho officers who are Investigat
ing tho murder of George M. Heywood,
whoso body wus found within one hun
dred feet of his home early yesterday
morning with the skull crushed,
William M. Jones, who roomed in
Heywood's home. Is under arrest on
suspicion. It Is the theory of the offi
cers that Jones went down the back
stairs to the cellar, out the rear ccllnr
door nnd through the rear shed to the
nlley, then across the lot nnd to the
barn, where he lay In wait for Hey
wood. According to this theory, Jones
must hnve walked through the ashes of
the alley. Among Jones' clothing was
found a pair of shoes, the soles and
heels of which were-thickly coated with
ashes. In n nightshirt which Jones
wore, the officers found a handkerchief
with distinct bloodstains upon It. With
this he might have wiped the head of
the machinist's hammer, which wns
found In his room nnd which fitted per
fectly the hole In Heywood's forehead.
The basement door was also open when
the officers first arrived oil the scene
'yesterday morning. Jones still main
tains his cool demeanor.
Lincoln,- Neb., April 11. Charles Ry
mer, a farm hand, who accompanied
William Jones to Detroit from Lincoln
and was his partner there, told the
police tonight that Jones had threat
ened, In his presence, to kill George'H.
"He told me just before left De
troit," said Rymer, "not to be surprised
If I heard Heywood had been pushed
Into the river."
Rymer's recital to the police, which
,was sensational throughout, implicated
a woman In the alleged conspiracy with
Jones against Heywood. Rymer's rec
ord in Lincoln Is good.
Mrs. William Jones was located to
day at the home of her father, where
she had been staying with her chil
dren since she left her husband at De
troit in February. She returned to
Lincoln, her father said, because Jones
failed to provide for her and preferred
the company of the Hcywoods to that
of his own family.
Inquiries Made Last Night at the
London War Office Fail to .
Secure Information. '
By Kxcluslie AVIie from The Aw5(lated 1'iew.
London, April 11. Inquiries made to
night at the war office by the Associat
ed Press elicited the. statement that
that office knew .nothing about the
rumors of, peace or, the alleged tele
gram from Lord Roberts to Dover in
which he Is' reported to have said the
war was over.
In the house of commons tonight A.
J. Balfour, the government leader, re
plying to a question asked by Sir Henry
Campbell Banncrman, the Liberal lead
er, declared that the government had
no information concerning the peace
rumors and that theie was no founda
tion for them.
President Roosevelt Disposes of
Cases of Messrs. Fowderly,
Fitchie and McSweeney.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Preen.
Washington, April 11. Secretary to
the President Cortelyou today sent the
following letter to Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw:
' "I am directed by the president to
say that after listening carefully to all
tho charges and countercharges , af
fecting Messrs. Powderly, Fltchie and
McSweeney, and without expressing
any judgment upon these chnrges, or
assuming their truth -as to any or all
of the gentlemen concerned, he hus de
cided that a situation exists in which It
Is for the good of the service that a
complete change should be made and
new men appointed In all three offices.
In response to a request for his resig
nation, Mr. Powderly has sent it In;
Mr. Fitchle's term has expired, and
Mr. "Williams has been nominated to
F.ucced him; Mr. Sargent wlil replace
Mr. Powderly, although he will not be
nble to take office for some weeks to
' The president also 'requests me to
ask you to forward a copy of this let
ter to ?.lr. McSweeney, with a request
for his resignation, und to appoint Mr.
Joseph Murray In Mr. McSweeney's
' m
Ily Keuslio Wire from The Associated I'rctw,
New Yoik, April 11. Two of the men urioated
on Wednesday by the Jersey City police Mupeeieil
of liailnu; rohhed (lie po.uof(lee at Hudson, I'.i.,
ut'in today held foi the United States aiitlunltlu.
The men gaiu theli names us (iioige pails and
I'lank Monk Monk Is minted in Newark us u
witltesj In a stabbing olfalr tlieie. The men jre
thought to he two uf the four who loUied the
lluiUoii poktottiee and Mete' open the safu Mitie
they kfpt Father fepontiiuskl ,i pilsuner.
When tlio iiicii wiici uuented I hey had postage
ktamps, tuull (lunge ami u sllur natch ulil'h
is aid lo liaiu Lieu taken Irom Ihe priest.
Awarded 11,000 for Salvage,
Ily Kiiluslte Wh-' fioni Thu Assgciated IMevt.
l.opdon, April 11, The admiralty court to
day uwarde'd'the ownm of Ihe llrltlsh steamer
William Cliff a; 11,000 fur ealwglug the rtriard
line steamer Ktruria. The Ktrurla tulled from
New York IVbruary 22 for Queenstown und I.lier
pool. She uok picked up in u- disabled condition
by the William Cliff and towed to the Azore
' President's Guests.
By Unclushc Wire from The Associated Picas.
Washington. April It. l'resldeut Itoaseiclt had
lu his Biiejt at dinner tonight Mr. Meleille K.
stone, of ew loi'k. Mr. (icorge It. Carter, ot
Hawaii, who came to Washington at the presi
dent' request (or consultation regarding attain
iu lliat lertltori, iw with the president fur a
abort time tonight. I'rciideut Dole, of Hawaii,
u at in a vtiuc noiue today.
New York Supreme Court Interprets
Constitution for the Anarchist.
By Kxclmhc Wire from The Associated Press.
New 'York, April 11. The appellate
division of the Supreme court todny
affirmed the conviction of Johann Most
on a charge of printing In his news
paper, Tht Frehelt, 'an Improper arti
cle entitled, "Murder vs. Murder."
The nrtlcle Was published about the
time of the assassination of President
McKlnley. Most wn't sentenced to a
year's imprisonment. Regarding Most's
contention that the constitution gave
him tho light to publish the artlcle'the
court euys:
"The constitution does not give to a
cttlKen the right to murder, nor does It
give to him the right to advise the
commission of that crime by others.
What It does permit Is liberty of action
only to the extent that such liberty
does not Interfere with or deprive
others of an equal right."
Admits That He Murdered1
Carrie M. Jennett with
a Hatchet. -
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcst.
Detroit, April 11. After twenty-four
hours spent In the Grand Illver avenue
police station Prof. Joseph M. Miller
broke, down today and confessed that
he murdered Miss Carrie M. Jennett,
one of his former pupils, last Wednes-'j
(lay night, itn the small natcliet
which ""as found In his, kitchen last
night with -blood-stains upon it.
ie was arraigned in police ,court this
afternoon, waived an examination and
was committed to Jail without bail. 'To
morrow ho will be brought Into the re-1
corder's court nnd asked to plead
guilty. If he does so, the pelf-confessed
murderer will be onIiis way to the
Jackson penitentiary liy Saturday noon,
to spend the rest of his life. '.
Ills confession Is an awful rstory ot
Impending disgrace nnd finally murder
as a means of averting It. He admitted
that there had been illicit relations be
tween Mlbs Jennett and himself for the
past two years, and said It was the re
sult of their relations that hud led him
to kill her. The girl was In a delicate
condition. He suid he offered to s,end
JIlss Jennett to a hospital, but she re
fused to go, Insisting' that lie leave his
family and go to some other city with
her. This' he woud not do. Wednesday
night, when he started from home for
tho lodge meeting, he had an engage
ment with the girl, and intended to kill'
He took tlie hatchet that was found
by thc-officers. yesterday In his kitchen
with him. He secreted this on Seventh
street on his way to the meeting. When
he' left the lodge rooms he secured the
hatchet' again and proceeded to the cor
ner of Fourteenth street and Wan en
avenue, where he met Mls3 Jennett.
They walked over to Thirteenth street,
and out to where tjie killing was done.
Miller says they sat down on the
sidewalk and talked for a while, the
girl urging him to abandon his family
and leave the city with her. He then
whipped out the hutchet and struck
her In the head. When asked why he
mutilated her so, Miller said he had no
recollection of anything after the first
blow until he found himself wiping the
blood off his hatchet on the grass In the
vacant lot.
After the murder he wnlked to his
home by the most direct route. Ho
was arrested the following morning.
A Body of Natives Attack the
French Company's Factory and
Murder vthe Manager.
By Kxclusbe Wire from the Associated Pi cm.
Pails, April U. The minister of tho
colonies, M, Decruls, has iccelved a
despatch continuing the report of a
levolt of natives lu the Sangha district
of the French. Congo, A body of na
tives "attacked tht French company's
factory on tie river Sunflui, murdered
the manager and also burned and pil
laged unother factory. The locul inll
tta defeated the rebels. Reinforcements
of Senegalese tioops were despatched to
the 'scene of the trouble,
According to advices received by tlie
journal, the natives employed at tlie
French factoty were also niassuered
and goods valued at 150,000 francs wepo
pUluged. ,
This leport states that the rpbols,
who are cannibals, muri'lied, later on,
to attack other factories, und It is
femed that many persons have been
killed. '
Thomas McNlel, of Shickshinny, Ar
rested for Grave Offence.
Then uk McNeil, of SMcUlilmo. was- (iiiested
)cstciday aftclmoii foi atteui'itlns tu wi,'k j
fust freight ut about 'J o'clock neai llunluvk'a
It is alleged that McNeil placed i ieat.v pfecc
of Iron uuovi ihe track and that the locomotive
would haie been thrown down u steep embank
ment hail not the obstruction been teen and K
inoied, McNeil had nothing vintner to say end
was committed to jal) jn default ot heavy ban..
Steamship Arrivals.
By Uuiuiivc Wire from Ths Associated Press.
New York, April 11. Cleared: Amsterdam,
Itotterdam via Uoulogne; Luc-anla, LU co-pool
Trave, Uenoa and' Naples. Kajal Arrived; Lahn,
New- York for Naples and Cicno. Boulogne
bailed; Potsdam (from UotU(cUm), New York.
Caustic Remarks Goncernina the
Proposed Amendments to
Messrs. Money, McLaurin, Slmmona
and Blackburn Each Explain the
Manner in Which Elections Are v
Carried on in Their States Mr.
Teller Supports the Chinese Exclu
sion Bill in a Brief Speech Debate ,
on the Cuban Reciprocity Measure
Is Continued in the House.
By Kxcjwdvc Wire from The A-uoclatcd Tress.
" Washington,' April if. Some re'mnrks
which Mr. Depew, of New York, made
yesterday concerning the 'proposed
amendment to the constitution provid
ing for tho election of senators by popu
lar vote, in the course of wljlch he ad
verted to southern election methods,
precipitated a lively three hours' debate
In the senate today. Mr. Money, oC
Mississippi, to whose stnte reference
had been made by the New York sen
ator, replied tartly to some of the state
ments of Mr. Depew and defended the
suffrage clauses In the Mississippi con
stitution. -
Mr. Depew made a warm reply and
attacked the election methods not only
of Mississippi, but of several other
southern states. He Intimated If fair
methods were employed In those states
Republican .simators would be, here as
their representatives. His remarks
drew a fharp lire from several senators.-
Mr. Money and his colleague,
Mr. .McLaurin, explained Mississippi
election methods, nnd Mr. Simtnons, of 9
North Carolina, pointed out that iJIr.
DeDew hud been entlrrlv intutnlmn
about the operation of tho constitution
of that state and that his statdments
were erroneous. Mr. , Blackburn, of
Kentucky, warmly arraigned the New
York-senator for his comments on Ken
tucky elections, defended what is known
asthe Goebel election law, and assert
ed' that the New York senator was not
informed as to the facts of Kentucky
When the Chinese exclusion bill was
taken up an agreement was reached
that a vote should ibe taken on It next
Wednesday at 1 o'clock. Mr. Teller, of
Colorado, supported the measure, in it
brief speech, maintaining that It was
necessary and that it was not In con
travention of our treaty obligations
with China.
Cuban Reciprocity Talk.
Debate on the Cuban reciprocity bill
continued in the house today, the prin
cipal speeches being made by Mr. Long
(Kansas), a member of the ways and
means committee, who from the first -ardently
supported the proposition for
reciprocity and who originally favored
a reduction of 40 per cent., and by Mr. '
Shafroth (Colorado), who opposed tiles
bill on the ground that the sugar trust,
which he said wns waging a war of ex
termination ugalnst the beet sugar In
dustry, would be Its chief beneficiary.
The lenders of the house, who have
been much worried as" to the outcome
of the controversy, were considerably
relieved today, when Mr, Watson (Indi
ana), who is acting as the Republican
whip on this occasion, informed them
that, after a careful eahvas, he was
positive that when the attempt, wns
made to oveirule the chair, in order to
make way for an amendment to abolish
the differential on refined sugar, the
chair would be sustained.
On both sides it Is conceded that the
uncertainty regarding the fate of the
bill hinges upon the question of over
ruling the chair. Despite Mr. WnthonV
canvnhs, there are those among the op
ponents of the bill who still content
that they will win the victory.
Ily i:cliMtu Wiic fiom The .Wnclatnl Pica.
Columbia, S, (',, Apill 11. Ocneral Wad'
Hampton illcil this inoiuing ul II o'clock. IIli
death ieultcd, not hum any disease, but front a
geneiul hicakdonii. Wade Hampton a Horn in
Cliiirli-rloii, S. (',, on ihncli 2s, 1S18. lib Ufa
uih tilled with iiirieut events, lie was a prornl,
nent Confideiale irenera.1, and he was a member
nf botli hunches of the leKUIalmc of hit state,
Koenvir from l7" tolliIO, und United States
senator fiom J7u to 1601, and wai appointed
United Malcx tailroud commissioner bv l're'-il-ill
nt ('level ind in 1S!)3.
Neve' Vol k, April 11. Jame I). I.eary, vice
picshlcnt of (lie lloflman House Hotel company,
lied today of heait troublcat the hotel. Ho wa
hoi n in Montreal in 1837 and while a-small boy
came to thLs city. He did much contract work
alongr the Harlem river, llo was a director
in a number of corporation?. Mr, Leary leaven a
wife, two sous .mil 4 daughter, and an estlte
valued ul "$.1,(100,000,
New Votk, April 11. William Caileton Hone
died at hN tesidetice, East Orange, N. J., today
.liter .1 lung illte&i. He was a well known New
Vmk buMnes.4 man. lie was born in ISaltlmoro Ir
Local data for April 11, 1902;
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1'recipltatloD, 2i hours ended S p. ut..,, ,10 lack
f "Washington, April 11, Korecait for St- -
-f urday and Sunday; eastern i'cniuylvanla, 4-4-
!ioer Saturday; cooler in southeast por- 4
-f Hon; Sunday, probably fair; fresh north- -4
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