Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, August 23, 1900, Image 2

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OpifM KON MILL ST., Opposite the I'ost Office.
Operative anil Mechanical iientiptry tJarefully
pe ribruicil, Teeth positively extracted without
pain,with i his, Ktlier and Chloroform: Treat
ing aud Killing teethaStiecialtv.
■yyjl. HANK I*IJtT,
Office over l'aules' I>rug Store
Eyes tested, treated, titted with glass
es and artificial eyes suj»|»lie«l.
311 Market Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Hours-'— lo a. m. TO r> p. m.
Telephone 1436.
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drcd Sinai 11 House* Blown Down.
Sheboygan, Wis., Aug. 21. —A ter
viflc wind storra struck this city yes
terday,coming suddenly from the north.
Eight large buildings were completely
wrecked and 200 small houses were
blown down, causing a loss of $300,000.
At noon it was as dark as night and
Intensely hot. A few moments before
1 o'clock the storm broke, increasing
in force until it became a tornado. Peo
ple were thrown down and fences and
signs hurled hundreds of feet. The
storm, which raged for only ten min
utes. was two miles wide and wrecked
the buildings.
The street car barns were wrecked
and cars were smashed to pieces. The
electric wires were all blown down.
The roof of the warehouse of the
Crocker Chair company was blown off
and thrown against the factory, wreck
ing the building. The tent on a horse
and pony show was torn from the
ground and blown away, leaving the
animals to run panic stricken through
the city. The roof of the Schrier brew
ery was lifted from the building and
carried over 150 yards. The steeple of
the Lutheran church was blown down
onto two residences, smashing in the
roofs. The fourth ward school house
was completely wrecked.
The wind wrecked buildings with the
greatest rapidity, and there was little
warning of the approach of the storm.
The people in every case, however,
were out. of their houses before the
storm struck and those who were hit
by flying debris were only slightly in
jured. In the factories the employes
were in many cases bruised and cut
from wreckage.
I'nnr Prrinna Drowned anil One
II limed to Dentil.
Pittsburg. Aug. 20. —Four drownings
and one death by burning Is Pittsburg's
fatal accident record for the day. The
dead are: Chris. Paffenbath, aged 50,
fell from a raft in the Allegheny river,
was drowned; Edward G. Brillinger, 8
years old, fell from a raft while fish
ing in the Allegheny river and was
drowned before he could be rescued;
James Gallagher and Hugh McGrady,
boys, were drowned together while
swimming in the Monongahela. Mc-
Grady got beyond his depth and Gal
lagher in attempting to rescue him
was pulled under, and neither came to
the surface again. Mrs. Mary C. Boyd,
wife of the assistant superintendent of
the New York and Cleveland Coal com
pany at Oak Hill, was burned to death
in a peculiar manner. She was clean
ing a rusty saw and was using what
she thought was elaine oil as a clean
ser. She placed the five gallon can
on the floor about six feet from the
stove and turned around to get a rag.
Immediately there was an explosion.
She ran from the house a mass of
flames, and though her husband quick
ly wrapped her in a blanket and
smothered the flames, she was so badly
burned that she died In agony three
hours later. Mr. Boyd thinks his wife
had the gasoline can instead of the oil
can. which would account for the ex
plosion. While the neighbors wero
working over Mrs. Boyd her house
burned to the ground.
limnne Fuultlve Captured.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Aug. 20.—Harry
N. Hancock, the young man from Fish
kill, who escaped from an attendant
who was taking him to th Hudson
River State Hospital for the Insane
Saturday, appeared at a farm house on
the country place of John A. Roose
velt, on thf Hyde Park road yesterday
and asked for breakfast. He was on the
verge of collapse. He was still wearing
the clothes of the Italian laborer whom
he halted in the woods and forced to
exchange attire. The farmer recognized
him, gave him something to eat and
sent word to the hospital authorities
and a number of attendants arrived
and overpowered the fugitive.
Drnthcr Kind* Slater Murdered.
New York, Aug. 20. Catherine
Scharf, aged 22, was beaten to death
with a hammer In her rooms on the
second floor of 674 Second avenue,
Bome time during Saturday, the body
not being found until yesterday morn
ing. Her brother made the discovery
when he came home early in the morn
ing. The woman's body lay in a pool
of blood, face downward. Nearby on
the floor was a bloody hammer and the
rooms had been ransucked of every
thing of value. It is the opinion of
the police that a thief entered the
house and was surprised in his work
by the girl and that he killed her to
prevent identification.
Dnte of Hitz liclit tuairi Clinn^ed.
New York. Aug. 20. —The manage
ment of the Seaside Athletic club has
again changed the date of the Fitz
simmons-Sharkey fight. The date
originally set for the contest war Aug.
24. but on account of the great crowd
that would be drawn to the island on
the 25th to see the Futurity run at
Sheepshead Bay race track, the man
agement, with a view of obtaining an
increased attendance, made the date
of the bout Saturday, Aug. 25.
Kansas City. Aug. 20. The general
opinion is that the Kansas corn crop
will be the smallest, in proportion to
its requirements, for feeding, that has
been raised In many year 3. In 1809, it
was 225.000,000 bushels. There have
br-on I, 'i 'ks of hot, dry weather,
which I,- ' 't'Tially reduced condi
tion ■» rr..-! vt. liberal estimates of
'.veil i:* 1 ■ • 1 in. a on 'Change do not
cxii' ' ' ' 1 '.OOO bushels while many
1' < l.v up at not over 75,000,010
General Lord Roberts Issues Rig
orous Measures.
den. Kitchener, After Having Chaa
ril II iin Kor U TIMMIKHIMI Mile*, Hai
Fulled to Overtake Him —ilursh
Me (inure* For lloer Sy ■■■ |ia tli neri.
Pretoria, Aug. 20. —Gen. De Wet ap
peared Saturday at North Commando
Nek, held by Gen. Baden-Powell, and
sent in a flag of truce asking the sur
render of the British force. Gen. Bad
en-Powell replied, asking what terms
De Wet was prepared to offer. De Wet j
is evidently moving eastward.
Great chagrin is expressed here over
the news that after chasing Gen. De
Wet 1,000 miles Lord Kltchner failed
to overtake him.
The Saturday Review says the blu- |
ders in the pursuit of De Wet .ere due j
to sheer incompetence.
Lord Roberts, it says, is running the
risk of losing his laurels by his inex*
plicable failure to bring the war to an
Gen. Lord Roberts is issuing new
severe and rigorous orders, rescinding !
the one previously issued.
Lord Roberts' proclamation, after ]
reciting the fact that hany have broken
the oath to aintain neutrality and that j
the leniency extended to the burghers
is not appreciated, warns all who
break their oaths in the future that
they will be punished by death, im
prisonment or fine. He declares that
all burghers in the district occupied by
the ritish, except those who take the j
oath, will be regarded as prisoners of j
war and transported, and that build
ings tin farms where the enemy or hio 1
scouts are harbored will be liable to j
be razed.
The case for the defense in the trial
of Lieut. Cordua, of the Staats artii- I
lery, charged with being concerned in
the plot to kidnap Lord Roberts, was
concluded Saturday. Leut. Cordua's j
counsel admitted that the accused was
guilty of breaking his parole and of '
attempting to plan a conspiracy, but 1
he asserted that the attempt was a j
failure. Counsel also maintained that
Gano suggested the entire plot and
egged on the prisoner. On these
grounds he asked the court to find
that the charges had not been proved
and begged its mercy for his client, j
Gano, who is said to be of American ;
birth denied having suggested the
Three Dead Miner* unit Slvty Mnlea
Mule* Ifroiiuht to the Siirfnee.
Mahanoy City. Pa., Aug. 20. —After
many hours' of desperate battling with
deadly white damp, one of the succes
sive rescuing parties succeeded yester
day in locating the bodies of George
and William Tompkins and Charles
Iritis, who were entombed on Satur
day in the burning Primrose colliery.
The bodies were found near the mid
dle of the tunnel. They were lying in a
The three men were on their way
down the slope to avoid the smoke,
passed a surface air hole, and missed a
chance to escape. The 60 mules which
were In the mine when it was dis- ;
covered on fire are also dead, and have |
been raised to the surface. The fire is j
still burning furiously, and the mine j
officials are bending every effort to ex
tinguish the flames.
Micr. Ireland at the Vatican.
Rome, Aug. 20. —Yesterday being the i
feast of St. Joachim, the pope's patron
saint, there was a large gathering at
the Vatican of cardinals, bishope and
presidents of societies. Mgr. Ireland,
who was frequently applauded during
a speech of 20 minutes, spoke glowing- j
ly of the fidelity of American Catholics
to the Roman church and the holy see.
He described liberty under the Ameri
can flag and set forth the necessity of I
the pope, as the head of Christendom,
being free and independent to any one ,
civil power, "so as to be in fact as well
as of right the sovereign teacher and
ruler of all nations and peoples, with
out special dependency on any special
nation or people."
Train Wrecker* at Work.
Atlantic City, Aug. 20. —Two cars of
the Pennsylvania railroad train, which
left here at 10 o'clock last night for
Philadelphia, were derailed by enter
ing an open switch just as the train
was approaching the drawbridge at
the Thoroughfare. There were 800 per- !
sons on the train, and as the derailed !
cars bumped over the ties the passeng
ers became panic stricken and many
jumped from the train into the mud
along the tracks. No one was killed or
injured. This is the same train that
was nearly wrecked on Friday night
by some one placing ties across the
tracks a short distance from the scene
of last night's mishap.
Killed by a Traveling; Sale*mnn.
Rhinelander, Wis., Aug. 20.—William
F. Fenelon, one of Rhinelander's fore- ■
most citizen, was shot and killed Sat- j
urday night by J. Bascom Robbins, a
salesman for a Chicago crockery com
pany. Robbins, it is alleged, insulted
one of the women clerks in Fenelon &
Co.'s store, and Fenelon drove the 1
salesman out of the establishment and
pursued him within a block of his
hotel. Fenelon later went to the hotel
and as he entered the office, Robbins,
who was standing near the desk fired,
killing him instantly. Robbins was ar
L*LL> Ml<*l IT II I.ONI'N HOT I. L(>K>>
New York. Aug. 20. —The physicians
at St. John's hospital. Long Island
City, have hopes that Dr. Franklin
Booth, of Elmhurst, who was fright
fully injured Saturday night by a trol
ley car, will live. One of the doctor's
legs was amputated by a surgeon
while the injured man lay on the side
walk immediately after he had been
run over and the other was taken off
at the hospital. Dr. Booth is one of
Long Island's best known physicians,
he having fillel several public offices.
Not ? an Ordinary School
When Williamsport Dickinson Seminary was founded, money
making was not in the thought of its promoters. To give young
men and women thorough intellectual and moral training ;it the
lowest possible cost was its paramount aim. It remains its para
mount aim. Buildings have been added, equipment increased,
the faculty enlarged, but
Dickinson Seminary
instill true to Its first principles. Itis a Home and Christian school. It
provides for health and social culture as carefully as for mental and
moral training* taking a personal intercut In each pupil, and adjusting
methods to need, believing that true education seeks to develop tin
highest types of manhood and womanhood. \ splendid Held,
athletics directed by a trained athlete, make hall Held and gymnasium • t
real value. Swimming pool for all. Single beds for ladies. Nine regular
courses, with elective studies, oiler wide selection. Six competitive
scholarships are offered. Seventeen skilled teachers classify and in
struct, making school work other than drudgery. Music, Art, Expression
and Physical Culture, with other branches or alone, under teachers with
best home and Kuropean training. Home, with tuition in regular
studies, $250.00 a year, with discounts to ministers, ministerial candidates,
teachers, and two from same family. Kail term opens September JO,
Catalogue free. Address
Rev. EDWARD J. GRAY, D. D.. President, Willievm sport, Pa.
Kentucky's Ex-Secretary of State
Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
Clinracterlic* III* Trial For Com
plicity In the Uoeliel Mnrdir •" a
Political One anil One cf the Great
est Judicial Farce* in Hi*tory.
Georgetown. Ky., Aug. 20. —Caleb
Powers, former secretary of state, was
on Saturday found guilty of complicity
in the shooting of Senator Goebel and
was sentenced to imprisonment for life.
There was a great crowd in and
around the courthouse when the ver
dict was returned and sentence pro
nounced. The jury was out only about
45 minutes. Only one ballot was taken.
It resulted unanimously in favor of life
imprisonment. The jury was compos
ed of eight Goebel Democrats, three
anti-Goebel Democrats and one Re
Several of Powers' friends crowded
around and expressed their sympathy
with him. Powers seemed dazed. For
a few moments he was at the point of
fainting, but he recovered himself with
an effort.
"It is an unjust verdict," he said as
he turned togo with Jailer Reid.
There was no sort of demonstration
following the verdict, and the vast
crowd filed out of the courthouse al
most In silence. Powers remained in
the court room for some time after the
verdict was rendered, in conference
with his attorneys, who will at once
move for a new trial, and, failing in
that, will take an appeal.
Caleb Powers Issued a statement to
the public las evening as follows: "I
am nske,d my opinion concerning my
trial and the verdict of the jury. Could
I have but one opinion? Can any fair
minded man or woman of this state
have but one? That one of the great
est judicial farces known to history
has been enacted here in my trial, un
der the forms of law, no well informed
man can doubt. Innocence is no shield
with SIOO,OOO and the methods of Camp
bellism against you. The rectitude of
one's past life counts for naught. They
say Taylor is guilty because he was at
his office and that I was guilty because
I was away from mine. This has been
a political trial throughout for poli
tical purposes.
"There are good men and noble wo
men in the Democratic party, and many
of them. They are not all bad, far from
it. A great many of them do not en
dorse the theft of the state offices. A
great many more will not endorse this
mockery of a tri; 1, this prostitution of
the courts of justice for certain ends.
From the beginning of the campaign
until now I have stood with what lit
tle of merit I have had, for the rights
and liberties of the people. That is my
crime. That is the only offense I have
committed. That is the only thing
proven against me. I swore to that
myself in my testimony. I have never
had and I now have no apology to
make for being true to the trust Im
posed upon me by a majority of the
voters of this state. History will draw
its dark linos around those who have
outraged me and disgraced the judici
ary and blackened the history of the
I.nriccNt A* Factory Ilnrned.
Alexandria, Ind., Aug. 20.—The en
tire plant of the Kelly Ax Manufac
turing company, valued at JXO.OOO. waa
destroyed by fire last night. It was the
largest ax factory In the world, em
ploying some 800 or a 1.000 men when
running at full force. The company had
just enlarged the factory. Increasing
the output fully one-third. The plant
was well insured. The factory was lo
cated north of the city, outside the cor
poration, and the fire department
could not render any assistance. The
fire cut off the water supply of the
factory and left no means of fighting
the flames.
For rommnmler-ln-riiief of n. A. It.
Chicago, Aug. 20. —The Chronicle
saya: Major Leo Rausseur, of St. Louis,
will be elected commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army at the national en
campment week after next. The other
candidate for the place have one after
another withdrawn from the race and
yesterday the only one In the field was
the St. Louis man. who Is now a Judge
of the bench. Unless the unexpected
should happen, Major Rausseur will
have no opposition. The isition be
longs to the west this year in accord
ance with the accepted rule of rotation
in office.
Puppy'* Illte Cimaed Tivo Death*.
New York, Aug. 20. —Mrs. James
Strathie, of Atlantic Highlands, N. J.,
is dead after suffering a week from
well defined symptoms of hydrophobia.
A month ago Mrs. Strathle's son died
of the same disease. Both mother and
child having been bitten by a playful
puppy. It was not until the son's death
that the dog was killed and found to
have been diseased. The mother was
taken ill a week ago and in spite of the
best medical treatment she died at
noon yesterday in awful agony.
Th# Arrented AnnrohlNtn.
London, Aug. 20.—The Rome cor
respondent to The Daily Mail says:
"The arrest of Maresca and Guida in
New York rose out of some letters re
ceived at Bresci's lodging subsequent
to the assassination of King Humbert.
One of these, dated New York. July 25,
and signed 'Mabor,' urged Brescl to
commit the crime, urging that Maresca
and Guida would do their duty toward
President McKinley. Maresca is known
to the Italian police as a most fanatic
al anarchist."
Cnban Teacher* In Sew York.
New York, Aug. 20. —The Cuban
teachers, who after spending some time
In and about Boston and Washington,
reached Jersey city last night. Ferry
boats were In waiting and the teach
ers at once went on board them and
started down the river for the trans
ports. The teachers remained on the
transports over night and came up to
this city today, where they are being
elaborately entertained. They will go
to Philadelphia on Thursday.
SluuKlitcrt'il Wife and Knur f'lillilren.
iludly Won it tied Fifth.
Arlington. Minn., Aug. 21. —Theo-
dore Walart, a farmer living eight
miles from here, yesterday slaughtered
his wife and four step children with a
butcher knife. A fifth child was 30
badly wounded he may not recover.
VVallart married a widow with a fami
ly. The couple recently separated. It is
understood Mrs. Wallart had taken
steps to secure a divorce.
The dead: Mrs. Sophia Wallart, aged
42; Justus Steinborn, aged 20; Helena
Steinborn, aged 16; Annie Steinborn,
aged 13; Reynold Steinborn,, aged 10.
Otto Steinborn, aged 16, is so badly in
jured he may not recover.
aby Teresa Osterman, 2 years old,
who was visiting the family was un
injured. After committing the crime
Wallart set fire to the barns, which
were destroyed with their contents.
Wallart escaped with a sheriff's posse
in pursuit.
Spiiin'.H Method of foil tit i nt*; Time.
Washington, Aug. 21.—Vice Consul
Reed, at Madrid, has informed the
state department, that, by a decree,
time in Spain is hereafter to be counted
from 1 to 24 hours, the order togo
into effect Jan. 1, 1901. the day to be
gin at midnight. The interval between
midnight and 1 o'clock will be desig
nated by a cipher, and the number of
minutes, as 0.05, 0.59. The government
offices, telegraph, telephone, railroads,
steamship lines and all public offices
are to observe the new method.
Mnher Wins I'lulit nn n foul.
Trenton, Aug. 21. —Peter Maher, the
Irish champion, last night defeated
George Haines, the colored pugilist, of
Chicago, better known as "Klondike,"
in the fifth round. Maher secured the
decision on a foul. In the fifth round
Maher floored his opponent five times.
The last time he was knocked down
Haines grasped Maher by the legs and
threw him. He then crawled on Maher's
stomach ami punched him repeatedly.
Referee Crowhurst then awarded the
fight to Maher.
Amerlcnn Gets Trophy For Bravery.
Pretoria, Aug. 21.—Gen. Roberts has
ratified the reward of the queen's scarf
to Trooper Chadwick, of Roberts'
Horse, who was selected by the troop
ers as most distinguished for bravery.
Chadwick is an American. He was one
of the boat's crew who cut the cable at
Cienfuegos. The queen provided four
scarfs to be given for bravery, one
each for representatives of the colonial
troops from Australia. New Zealand,
Canada and South Africa. Africa's
scarf will therefore goto the United
Ship** Hell For Hit t ( ip lllinoln.
Washington, Aug. 21.—The navy de
partment is in receipt of an offer from
a number of Chicago citizens to pre
sent the ship's bell from the old brick
battleship Illinois to the new Illinois,
now approaching completion at New
port News. The old Illinois was one of
the lake front attractions at the Chi
cago World's fair. The offer will be ac
cepted and arrangements made for ap
propriate ceremonies when the presen
tation takes place.
Advice* From tlir Klondike
Victoria, B. C., Aug. 20. —The steam
er Amur arived here last evening from
Skagway. Advices were brought that
Hon. Richard Mansfield White, of
New York, explorer and mine owner,
in an interview given at Skagway con
tends that Klondike is in American
territtory. Quartz strikes have been
made on liennett, a ledge seven
fet wide and having been traced for a
considerable distance. The quartz is
rich in gold and silver. Gold and cop
per strikes were also made on the west
side of the lake, five miles south of
Attempt to Wreck Train.
Atlantic City, Aug. 18.—An attempt
to wreck the outward bound Pennsyl
vania railroad train leaving here at
10:30 o'clock last night while crossing
the meadows was thwarted by the
fortunate discovery of Engineer Will
etts, who noticed an obstruction
ahead and mnnaged to slacken the
speed of his train sufficiently to pre
vent probable loss of life. He quickly
reversed his engine and managed to
slacken speed so that the engine struck
the obstruction with only force enough
to give the passengers a bad shaking
Population of fircutcr Xew York.
Washington, Aug. 20. —The official
count of the returns of the twelfth
census shows the results of the count
of the five boroughs comprising great
er New York to be: Manhattan bor
ough, 1,850,093; Bronx borough, 200,-
507; Brooklyn borough, 1,166,582; Rich
mond borough, 67,021; Queens bor
ough, 152.999. Total, 3,437,202. There
has been an approximate increase dur
ing the decade of 914.611, or 37.90 per
cent, in the five boroughs.
New York, Aug. 20. —George H.
Stud well, 79 years of age, at one time a
wealthy leather dealer of this city, shot
and killed himself yesterday at the
residence of his son-in-law, Eugene B.
Sanger, at Larch mont. Mr. Stud well
met with business reverses In 1894 and
retired. The death of his wife a year
ago and the fact that two weeks ago
Mr. Studwell suffered a stroke of ap
oplexy are supposed to be the causes
which led to the suicide.
T. A. Slocum, M. C., the Great Chem
ist ami Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the Afflicted, Three llottles of
his Newly Discovered Reme
dies to Cure Consumption
and All Lung Troubles.
Nothing could betairer, more philan
thropic or carry mote joy to the afflict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Slocum, M.
(J., of New York (Jity.
Confident that lie lias discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchial, throat and lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
llesli ami all conditions wasting, and to
make its great merits known, he will
send, Iree, three bottles to any reader of
the AMKKICAN who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course o 1
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which he owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
lie has proved the dreaded consump
tion to be a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and has 011 file in liis American
and European laboratories testimonials
of experience from those benefitted and
cured, in all parts of the world.
Don't de'-iy until it is too late. Con
sumption, uninterruped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocum, M. !'S Pine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postotlice address, and
please mention reading this article in
lie AMKKICAN" March -1 ,9
in pojnt*
Attempt to Wreck a Train by Ne
groes in Georgia.
A White Man Wan Killed. Whleh
l.eil to Rnee llliitorhnneen—Troop*
■mil Armed Citizen* Are I'utrolllnft
the Stn»etN.
Atlanta, Aug. 18. —Governor Candler
has ordered out the Liberty Guards, a
company of the Georgia National
Guard, to quell an uprising of negroes
in Liberty county, in the southeastern
portion of the state, where the blacks
outnumber the whites three to one. One
white man was killed several days ago
in a quarrel with negroes and since
that time discontentment has grown
on both sides until now a race war
seems in full swing. Two negroes are
reported to have been killed for re
sisting arrest.
Thursday night a determined effort
was made to wreck a Plant system
passenger train at Aimars Mill, where
the ncero Small, one of those said to
have taken part In the murder of Cur
tis, was killed. The switch lock was
broken and crossties were placed on
the track, but the arrival of a freight
train ahead of the passenger prevented
the wrecking of the passenger. Three
miles of wire along the line of the
Plant system have been cut, It is be
lieved, by negroes. During the night
several negroes were taken from their
houses and severely whipped by
crowds of whites for alleged incen
diary speeches thoy had made. This in
censed the negroes very much and was
condemned by the more conservative
whites of that section. About 1 o'clock
In the morning a small shop occupied
by a negro at Liberty City was found
on fire. A crowd gathered and a man
named Gordon threw a keg of powder
Into the flames. Gordon was seriously,
if not fatally burned. It was with great
difficulty that surrounding property
was saved. The rumor then began to
spread that the negroes intended to at
tack and fire every house in and
around Liberty City. This led the
sheriff to call on the governor for
troops, saying the latter was beyond
his control. Detachments of the two
cavalry troops In Liberty county and
armed citizens are patrolling the
streets of Liberty City and most of the
women and children have left the
To ilrcak T JI WliNUj- Trust.
New York, Aug. 18. —In the New Jer
sey court of chancery there was filed
yesterday a bill of complaint which is
the institution of an action to break
up the whisky trust —the Distilling
Company of America. The orators, or
complainants, are Henry I. Dittman,
of the New York Stock Exchange, and
Kalman Haas, a millionaire wholesale
grocer, of San Francisco, both minority
stockholders in the Kentucky Distil
lers and Warehouse company, which is
controlled by the Distilling Company of
America. They not only make allega
tions of fraud against the distilling
company, but attack it as an alleged
unlawful trust.
Three Killed on Perkloinen ltond,
Allentown, Pa., Aug. 18. —A pas
senger train on the Perkiomen rail
road struck a team of horses and
wagon at Palm, Montgomery county,
yesterday morning, and instantly killed
the three occupants of the vehicle. The
men left here early in the morning for
the purpose of camping along the Per
kiomen creek, near Palm. After setting
up camp the three men started in the
wagon for a nearby ice house to get
ice for the camp, a id were killed while
crossing the tracks of the railroad.
Another I<'lre In Yellowstone I'arb.
Washington, Aug. IS.—Acting Super
intendent Goode. of the Yellowstone
National Park, yesterday telegraphed
the interior department that another
big forest fire has broken out there
and is now raging between the lake
and the upper basin. The department
wired authority for the employment of
outsiders to assist in fighting the fire,
but none could be secured. The In
terior department has requested th»
war department to detail for this pur
pose some of the men engaged on the
roads there.
Clergyman Murderer.
Williamson, W. Va„ Aug. 18. —The
Rev. Thom 'a Clark yesterday shot and
killed John Dempsey, on Island Creek,
this county. Dempsey and Clark had
been enemies for months because, it
is said, the latter, who was a school
trustee, refused to appoint a daugh
ter of the minister to a position as
teacher. Dempsey and the minister
came to blows. Dempsey threw a
hatchet at Clark and the latter shot
Dempsey twice with a shotgun, killing
him almost instantly. Clark sur
Xew Trinl For Mm. Ilotkin.
San Francisco, Aug. 18. —The de
cision of the supreme court in the Hs>ff
murder case has had the effect pre
dicted. Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, who was
convicted of causing the death of Mrs.
John P Dunning and her sister. Mrs.
John D. Deane, at Dover, Del., by
sending poisoned candy through the
mails to the former, and sentenced to
life imprisonment, will have a new
(•old Kroin the Klondike.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 18. —The steamer
Humboldt arrived in port from Lynn
Canal yesterday with 96 passengers, 68
of them Klondikers, and more than
$250,000 in treasure from the Klondike.
The largest treasure holder was Clar
ence Berry, who had four boxes con
taining more than $150,000. Nearly all
of the passengers from the Klondike
are said to have possessed some dust.
Denth of Rt-JudKe Fettermnn.
Pittsburg, Aug. 18. —Ex- Judge Charles
S. Fetterman died last night front the
effects of a heat stroke received In
July. He was 60 years of age, and has
been prominent in the Alleghany bar
for many years. He was appointed
judge of common pleas by Governor
Hartranft when Judge Sterritt waß ad
vanced to the supreme court.
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Don't take novels or magazines from
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.Succumbs After a Long Illness at
Las Vegas, N. M.
I'ennsylvuniu's Supreme Court Chief
Die* Suddenly at Aliunde City
After Twenty-one Yeurx* Service.
Career of Two Prominent Jurist*.
East Las Vegas, N. M., Aug. 17. —The
remains of ex-United States Senator
John J. Ingalls, who died yesterday
morning at the Montezuma hotel. Las
Vegas Hot Springs, were started for
Atchison, Kan., his late home, in the
afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. In
galls and her youngest son, Sheffield.
The body will arrive in Atchison this
afternoon and the funeral will be held
from the old homestead on Sunday
In accordance with a special re
quest of Senator Ingalls, every feature
of the funeral will be simple. The di
rect cause of death was bronchitis. He
had made all plans to leave for Atchi
son, where he had expressed a wish to
die. He was anxious for the end to
come, as he had felt for the last six
months that his life work and career
of usefulness was over.
John Jame9 Ingalls was born at
Middleton, Mass., Dec. 29, 1833. He
graduated from Williams college in
1855, and two years later was admit
ted to the bar. He then moved to
He was a lawyer and a hater of
slavery. In 1859, when he had been in
his new home only a year, he was a
delegate to the Wyandotte constitu
tional convention, and was a leader
among those by whom slavery was ex
cluded from the territory. He was
secretary of the territorial council In
1860, and when Kansas was admitted
into the Union he was made secretary
of the state senate. From 1863 to 1865
he was in the volunteer service of the
state, serving as major, lieutenant
colonel and judge advocate.
In 1573 he was elected to the United
States senate to succeed Senator S. C.
Pomeroy. He was re-elected to the sen
ate In January, 1879, after a spirited
contest, and was a second time re
elected in 1885. He retired from the
senate, however, at the end of his
third term in 1891, when he was de
feated by William A. Peffer, the Popu
list, by a vote of nearly two to one in
the joint convention of the legislature.
This was the first time in the history
of Kansas that a United States senator
had been chosen who owed no allegi
ance to the Republican party, and was
elected without its aid.
Mr. Ingalls went to Washington to
take his seat in the senate a bitter
partisan, and such he remained to the
end of his 18 years of service in that
body, as it was probably not in his na
ture to change. Since Mr. Ingalls' re
tirement from the senate his attention
had been devoted chiefly to literary
pursuits, and his name has frequently
appeared in daily and monthly periodi
cals as the author of descriptive or
controversial articles.
Clilef Justice of PennNjivanin Su
preme Court Dies at Atlantic.
Atlantic City, Aug. 17. —Chief Justice
Henry Green, of the supreme court of
Pennsylvania, died yesterday at the
Hotel Traymore of uraemic poisoning.
His death was unexpected as he had
been ill only one day. At his bedside at
the time of his death were his wife,
his son Frederick, his granddaughter,
Miss Rowland, Justice John Dean of
Pennsylvania, Judge Michael Arnold,
of Philadelphia, and Judge Charles A.
Mayer, of Clinton county. Justice Green
had been under treatment for rheuma
tism for many years. The body of the
late chief justice was taken to his
home in Easton, Pa., today, and the
funeral services will probably be held
Justice Henry ureen was born in
Greenwich township, Warren county.
New Jersey, about two miles from
Easton, on Aug. 29, 1828. In 1842 he
entered the preparatory department of
Lafayette college, at Easton, and grad
uated in 1816. He was appointed by
Governor Hoyt in 1879 to the supreme
court of Pennsylvania, to fill the va
cancy occasioned by the death of
Judge Warren J. Woodward. He was
elected in November, 1880, and took his
official seat on Jan. 1, 1881, for the full
term of 21 years. His term of office
would not have expired until the first
Monday of January, 1902.
President Steyn 111- ported T)cnd.
London, Aug. 17—Former President
Steyn, according to a dispatch to The
Daily Mail from Lourenzo Marques,
dated yesterday, is reported to have
died while endeavoring to reach Mr,
Kruger, as the result of a severe
Wound. A British correspondent re
cently released from captivity asserts
positively that Mr. Kruger wishes
peace, but that the fighting command
ants insist upon continuing the war
and would prevent his flight by force
'.f necessary. The burghers, according
to the same authority, share this view.
The Transvaalers have 90 guns at
Machadodorp, with abundant provis
The Cotton Crop Will lie Short.
Atlanta, Aug. 20. —Commissioner
Stevens, of the Georgia department of
agriculture has compiled statistics in
dicating that the cotton crop of
Georgia for 1900 will be from 50,000 to
200,000 bales shorter than in 1899. In
dications on the Ist of August, were
that every state in the cotton belt
would be behind on the staple with the
exception of Texas, reported to be 2
per cent, ahead of the average crop of
the last five years.
folonihliiii ItehelM Surrender.
Colon, Colombia, Aug. 20. —Gen. Al
ban, civil governor and military com
mander of the department of Panama,
telegraphs that he has received a dis
patch from Socorro announcing the ab
solute surrender of the rebel forces
under Vargas Santos, Focion Soto and
Uribe at San Vicente. Gen. Uribe es
caped to Barranca.
' Ai a Letter He Stuten Tliat St. Pnnl
Speech Wit H Fit IniHccl.
New York, Aug. 20.—Governor
ftoosevelt yesterday gave out for pub
lication a letter which he hart written
on Aug. 9 to Gen. John M. Palmer, of
Springfield, Ills., relative to the St
Paul speech made by the governor, in
which he had been quoted ass making
derogatory remarks concerning Dem
ocrats. The letter says in part:
"You have evidently seen a r»onrt
which was not merely Karl' lf H * :t
falsified. I stand by this spec-• • .m,
lutely, and have nothing to exp ,! >>ii in
connection with it, but I do wish lo
point out where its meaning was de
liberately inverted.
"In my speech I began by saying:
'We appeal not only to Republicans,
but to all good citizens who are
Americans in fact as well as in name
to help us in re-electing President Mc-
Kinley.' I ended by saying: 'Study
the Kansas City platform and you
cannot help realizing that their policy
(the policy of its makers and sponsors)
is a policy of infamy, that their tri
umph would mean misery so wide
spread that it is almost unthinkable
and a disgrace so lasting that more
than a generation would have to pass
before it could be wiped out. They
stand for lawlessness and disorder, for
dishonesty and dishonor, for license
and disaster at home and cowardly
shrinking from duty abroad. We ask
the support of all Americans who have
the welfare of the country at heart,
no matter what their political affilia
tions may have been in the past' "
Gumez Wnnts Everyone bnt Revolu
tion i*t» Barred Out.
Havana. Aug. 21. —Gen. Maximo Go
mez publishes a letter in La Lucha re
garding the election of delegates to the
forthcoming constitutional convention,
which he asks all the papers of the
island to print. Gen. Gomez says in
"IdeaS must not be confronted with
principles. Honor demands that prin
ciples should be saved even at the cost
of life. The convention should consist
of genuine revolutionists and it will
bo consist, unless the people, flattered
by fine words, allow what they have
conquered to be taken away from them.
Nobody should be allowed to enter the
| convention who formerly defamed the
j revolution, unless Cubans wish to out
i rage honor and sacred duty.
"The enemy is working hard, but
j let Cubans remember that those who
| opposed the revolution cannot be ac
cepted at the last moment. Many rich
and intellectual persons have shown
opposition to the revolution. All these
should be left out. Patriotism has the
right to chose the most worthy—not
the most wise—until the republic is
Dnn't Merentitlle A«eney> Report on
llnKineiis Situation.
New York, Aug. 18.— R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: Af
ter a great wave of advancing prices,
optimism as to business is generally
dangerous. But the top was reached
the middle of March, since which time
reaction has come in every great in
dustry, so that consumers are a.~!:ing
whether in some directions the decline
may not have been unreasonably large,
as was the advance, and whether buy
ing on the present basis or prices is
not fairly sure. There are further evi
dences of weakness in raw materials,
notably the break in structural iron,
but each one is availed of to place
heavy contracts. It is becoming more
apparent that the bottom has been
reached in prices of iron and steel. The
decline was severe and recovery must
be slow, but gradual advances and
moderately increasing activity aro
more healthy than violent changes. In
no single division Is the improvement
more striking than in any other. Ex
cept steel rails, all forms of iron, frpm
the ore to the finished product, are be
ing sought more eagerly and with less
effort to secure further concessions in
The first effect of the report of the
wheat condition, indicating a total crop
of only 513.997,000 bushels, was to
strengthen prices, but when the secre
tary of agriculture was reported aa
predicting "dollar wheat" before the
end of the year, the market showed an
inclination to disagree, and the Sep
tember option fell below 80 cents at
New York for the first time in two
Failures for the week were 161 in
the United States, against 156 last year,
and 24 in Canada, against 24 least year.
American Firemen Win.
Paris, Aug. IS. —The preliminary
contests in the international exhibi
tion of fire apparatus came ofT yester
day afternoon at Vincennes, some 5,000
firemen, representing many national
ities, participating. The American rep
resentatives, Chief George C. Hale, of
Kansas City, and the men of the Kan
sas City fire brigade, caused great
wonderment by their quick harnessing
and running, together with their
methods of life saving. They received
an ovation and. by common consent,
were assigned the first place.
w reoli Mny Cost Konr
Wilmington. Del., Aug. 18. —A rrar
end collision on the Maryland division
of the Pennsylvania railroad occurred
at the foot of Poplar street yesterday,
by which two men had their legs
crushed so badly that it is likely that
both legs of one of the men, Frank
Harley, of New York, will have to be
amputated. William Zanner, of the
same city, had both of his legs badly
crushed. Both men were stealing a
ride on a freight train, when a shifting
engine collided with the rear cars.
Fatal Dlweaiie Amonit Cattle.
Tunkhannock, Pa.. Aug. 18. —An-
throx has broken out in a herd of 150
cattle about throe miles from this place
and five have already died. Parts of the
diseased animals were sent to the state
department at Harrisburg for analysis.
A reply stated that they contained
anthrox bacilli. Dr. L. E. Meade has
vaccinated the living animals and has
them quarantined.
Onee Wealthy, Die* n Pauper.
Pottsville, Pa., AUK. 21. —Mrs. Fran
ces H. Von Benschoten, who is said to
have been at one time a wealthy so
ciety leader in New York, died here
yesterday in abject poverty, at the ago
of 71 years. She came here, poor, two
years ago and nothing is known of the
cause that led her to take up her resi
dence in this city. It is said that in
early life she was a familiar figure in
the courts of France and England and
that she entertained the Astors, Van
derbilts and other families prominent
In New York society. She is survived
by children who reside in Albany,
Brooklyn Heights, New York city,
Washington and Stroudsburg, Pa.
Killed IIIN Father In Self Uefenne.
Lincoln, Nebb. Aug. 20. —James M.
Burnham. publisher of The Wvmoran.
at Wymora, Neb., shot and killed his
father, Capt. Collins A. Burnham, at
their home yesterday. A coroner's jury
exonerated the son. Capt. Burnham
was a captain in the civil war and
while a congenial man when sober he
was a fiend when intoxicated. Many
times he has threatened to kill all
members of his family. Yesterday
morning the father came home and
made an assault upon his son. The
father used a but her knife and after
getting his son in a corner was in the
act of plunging the knife in his body.
When there was no other alternative
the son drew a revolver and fired a
shot whicli went through Captain
Burnham's heart, killing him in
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