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TI1E WEATHER Friday partly cloudy and slightly cooler weather will prevail, preceded by local rain, and on Saturday generally fair
weather with slightly lower temperatures.
31 Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844 $
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1909.
Mrs. Gould Thought of Go
ing on Stage With Him.
MRS. SELLS DEFENDS HER FRIEND
,.,,. . , m
Says Millionaire's Wife Was Never
Drunk In Her Presence or Used
rroium. ui xiuuoivc
New York, June
lie 24. l)e Lnncev
or Howard Gould,
ilnt at the trial of 1
Klcoll, counsel for
scored another pn
Mrs. Gould's suit for a separation und
S250.000 nllmonv now In progress be-
fore Justice Howling In the supreme
It was during the cross examination
of Mrs. Mabel K. Sells, wife of Mrs.
Gould's favorite cousin, Elijah Sells.
The lawyer asked Mrs. Sells many
questions about the actor, Dustln Far
nuni. She finally admitted that Mrs.
Gould told her that If she ever went
back to the stage she would like to be
associated with l'nrimra.
The Inference that Mrs. Gould might
again take up the professional stage as
a career created a lively Interest on
the part of those In court.
Mrs. Sells volunteered the Informa
tion that "If Mrs. Gould went back on 1
the stage" she would like to be asso-
elated with Dustln Farnum, whose
name has been frequently mentioned '
during the trial.
It was Mr. Xieoil who brought out
this interesting bit of information.
After Mrs. .Sells had said she talked
"very freely" with Mrs. Gould about
the actor Mr. Nlcoll asked:
"Didn't she bay he was a handsome
discussed that," 1
"Well, we hardly
said Mrs. Sells.
"Did she say lie was a good actor?"
"Yes; she did say that there was
quite a future before him. She also
said that If she ever went back on the
stage she would like to be associated -
"Well. she was thinking of going '
back on the stage, then?" queried Mr. (
"Did she say that she intended to
have Farnum as her leading man?"
asked Justice Howling.
"No." was the reply. "She said that
'If she went back on the stage she
would like to have Mr. Farnum asso
ciated with her."
Mrs. Sells testified that she had
known Mrs. Gould for many years be
fore and after her marriage lo Howard
Gould. Her association after Mrs.
Gould's marriage was very intimate.
She said she saw Mrs. Gould on many
occasions before the trip to Egypt, but
never saw her intoxicated no'r heard j
nor use proiane or amwive language. I
At dinner. Mrs. Sells said. Mrs.
Gould never took more than one cock
tall. On cross examination Mr. Nlcoll read
the deposition of Elijah Sells to re
freshen the memory of Mrs. Sells. Tho
deposition said that Mrs. Gould drank
1 , , , , ,
champagne before going to bed and
that she preferred it to "wholesome 1
Scotch." The witness admitted that I
this was true.
Annie Conlon, who was Mrs. Gould's
mnfd, had nothing but praise for her
mistress. She never saw a case of
whisky at the Bluo Gnp farm.
The alleged attempt to drug Mrs.
Gould at tho Blue Gap farm wns
brought out again by Mr. Shearn. Tho
maid said Mrs. Gould while at tho
dinner table suddenly fell from her
chair to the floor.
"I never saw any one look as Mrs.
Gould looked then," testified the maid.
"Her face was discolored, and she wns
moaning on the floor. She lay there
for two hours."
The maid admitted that she had seen
Mr. Farnum with Mrs. Gould at tho
Italelgh hotel in October, 1900.
"It wns one night nfter 11 o'clock,"
W. J. BRYAN, JR., WEDS.
HIi Marriage to Invalid Qirl Celebrat
ed In Colorado.
Lincoln, Neb., June 24. William J.
Brynn, Jr., and Miss Helen Berger
were married today at the summer
home of the bride's father, Alexander
Berger, a wealthy Milwaukee grain
dealer, at Grand Lake, Colo.
The son of the thrice presidential
candidate is not yet twenty-two nnd
has only concluded his second year of
study at Nebraska university. Miss
Berger is under twenty.
Miss Berger Is an only daughter. Her
mother died of consumption when she
was scarcely more than a baby.
Boccntly the physicians warned Mr.
Berger it was imperative that his
daughter take up a residence In Ari
zona If her life was to be spared, so
the marriage was hastened.
WEIGHTS GET EXTENSION.
First Preliminary Trial to Be Made at
Fort Myer Tomorrow.
Washington, Juno HI. Although the
Wright hrnt tiers have been granted, on
extension of thirty days' time In which
to complete their official trials for the
government, they are losing no time
In completing their Hying machine.
The first preliminary night probably
will be made tomorrow. The Wright i
brothers are exercising extreme pre- i
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chine, permitting no one except one
or two army officers within the shed
jaml lnost of t,lc wol.,. t,lvll
The field at Fort Myer has been
i.....i .,ii uuii.i i.u.n0 ,i
tin. trntlev ivlivsi liiflnaliiir imi.-hnlf nf 1
the Held will be taken down. The three 1
small nalloons wnieli are lo tie used to 1
mark the live mile course for the speed
trial have ..en Inllnted.
. 1 "' .Bm,t ""m'S,t ,t,,!,t. ,,,P. " r,Bh.1
'r,'"s "ny "i""eu i ureauj n im-
in. ii nine in mil in miiiiuj iiiiiiu-
fested by the large number of Visitors
to Fort Myer dally. It Is expected that
Iri4tilint Tn ft und most of the mem.
1 n sitiuit nut anil most or the mi.ni-1
. r 'l'
Hern or congress will witness the or-
ficial trials. At Cleveland-Chlcni?o. 4; Cleveland, 3.
Lieutenant It. D. Foulols of the aero- , BuiViran8Ur'5ur Und I,cml!,: 1'lenu anJ
nautical division of the signal corps At Detroit-Detroit. S; St. Louis. 1. Iiat
is watching the work of the Wrights in i terles-Suuus und Schmidt; Crlsa and un
assembling tiieir machine with great i
care. He and Lieutenant Frank P. I
Lnhtn nre to be Instructed by the
Wrights In Hying their machine. The
instruction flights will not begin until
the olllclal trials have been completed.
TIE IN V0CAI CONTEST.
Philadelphia and New York Singers
Share Imperial Trophy.
Now York. June i!4. A tie In the i
great vocal contest for the kaiser j
prize between the .lunger Maennerchor j
of Philadelphia and the Kreutzer I
quartet of New York was announced
at the conclusion of the greatest festt-1
val in the history of the Northeastern
The Philadelphia and New York so-,
cleties each scored a total of fifty-six 1
points, and in view of the tie they will 1
share possession of the Imperial tro- j
phy until the next saengerfest. which
will be held in Philadelphia in 11)12.
The Cernianla of Newark, X. J., whs
third in the kaiser prize contest; the ;
Concordlan of Wilkesbarro, a winner
three years ago, was fourth, and the
Akron of Raltlmore fifth. The trophy
is n silver statuette of the Minne-
saenger offered by Emperor William
of Germany, to which was added a
portrait painting of his inn lest v.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was l'j per cent; time
money nnd mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices of stocks were:
Amul. Copper... So-,
iNori. .si nest... yj'.h ,
B. & 0 117i8
Brooklyn It. T... 7S
dies. & Ohio.... 77
CC..C.& St. L.. 73
D. & II 1SS?4
(Jen. Electric.... ltll
I'enn. It. It lai'I I
Iteadlng l.V)T8 ,
?.0Cr. lF,land iU! 1
St. Paul 152- 1
Southern Pac...i2H '
Southern Ity.... 32
South. Ity. pf... (a1,-
Texas Pacific... 31
TT..I,n II.,. .1.1,. .i.iQ' I
III. Central H!
t iwuii 1 uwuii:...iiu-;4
Missouri 1'ac... 72?i
u. S. Steel....
U. S. Steel nf.
N. Y. Central.... 132$ West. Union..
WHEAT Contract grade, spot,
1.43; July, Jl.13al.14.
BUTTEH-Steady; fair trade; receipts, ,
11 sio Daekages: creamerv, specials, 2G'M 1
(fnecial l23Uc.)rextras. 25c.; thirds to ,
CORN June and JUiy. iLivs-aHic,
first's sia24Vc.: state dairy, common to
process, common to spe- i
uesiein, iaciorj, isaic; ,
Imitation creamery, 22c.
CHEESE-Steady; "receipts, 2,393 boxes; i
state, new, full cream, special, 13'4al4lic. ;
small, colored, tancy, I3ftc.; large, coi-
ored, fancy, 13Vic; small, white, fancy,
full to specials. 2aiic.
' EGGS Irregular; receipts, 19,502 cases;
I state, Pennsylvania ana nearby, fancy,
24a25c; 'brown 'and" mixed, fancy, 23V4a ' tlolls devoted to art. He was an ex
24c; fair to choice, 2i&a23c; western, ex-! hlbitor at national nnd international
tra firsts, 21V4a22c; firsts, 20a20V4o; sec-
onus, IgaiiMSC. ; suuiueiu, uvai, j?ysaui;. ,
POTATOES State, old, per bag-, Jl.Toa
2.25; western, old, per 150 lb. bag, ;i.50a
1.75; European, old, per ICS lb. bag, J1.90
a2.; Bermuda, new, per bbl., J4a5; south
ern, new. No. 1, per bbl., $2.25a2.75; sec
onds, J1.50a2; culls, Jlal.25; Texas, new,
per smalt bag, $lal.23.
LIVE POULTRY Firmer on fowls;
chickens, broilers, per lb, 21a22c; fowls,," ll ",, , , ,
l5V4c; old roosters, 9V4c; turkeys, 13c; 1 Minneapolis, Mrs. Gladys Davis Mar
ducks, 12c; geese, 8a9c. I tin Benson, nged twenty-two years,
uuisisu ruuiiiiu-Bteaair; Dro"rs'
pnrnv. fnnnv. nntlnlt rr nn p iAn.V,.
nearby, fancy, squab, per pair. 40a50c;
3 lbs. to pair, per lb., 21a2Sc; western, dry
picked, 18a22c; scalded, 18a20c; fowls, bar
rels, l&Vic; old roosters, lie; sprint
ducks, nearby, 16V4al7c. ; squabs, white,
per doz., 2a3.50; frozen broilers, milk fed,
fancy, per lb., 23a24c; corn fed, fancy, 19a
21c; roasting chickens, milk fed, 23a2Cc;
corn fed, 18a22c; geese. No. 1, lOallc.
HAY AND STRAW Q ulet ; timothy, per
hundred, 77cafl; shipping, 72Ha75c; clo
ver, mixed, 70a90c; clover, C5aS0o.; long
rye straw, (1.55; small bales, 2Va6c. less.
CALVES Live veal calves, prime to
choice, per 100 lbs., $S.50a8.75; common to
good, (Ga8.37; culls, J3a5.50; live calves,
buttermilks, $4.75a5.12; country dressed
veal calves, prime, per lb., Hall He.; com
mon to good, 8alOHc; muttermllk calves,
Four Poisoned by Mushrooms.
Washington, June 24. Poisoned by
mushrooms bought at a nearby gro
cery store here, an entire family,
Jacinto Jervie, a musician, his wife
and two sons, was taken to a hospital
In a critical condition.
Results of Games Played In National,
American and Eastern Leagues.
I NATIONAL LEAGCE.
i At New York Now Yolk, 3; Boston, 4.
I Batteries Murquard, Mathcwsun, Suhlel
ind Snodgrass; Mattern and Oraliain.
Second Kamc New Yolk, 11; llui-ton, 1.
1 Qatterles Mathewson, Cnmdall. Schlei
! nd Snodrass; White, Llndamun, 1'eiKU
I son and Bowerman.
I At Brooklyn Uruoklyn. 2: Philadelphia,
Batteries Itucker and Bei-sen; Mooro
a"d Jackiitsch. -.,,,,
Second game Brooklyn, u; Philadelphia,
liatteries-Ilunter and Bergen; Cova-
lesklo nnd Dooln.
At St. Louis-Pittsburg, 3; St. Louis. 1.
Datterles-Wlllls and Gibson; Beebe und
iu'emcnee Cincinnati, c; Chicago, j.
Batteries Gasper, Fronime and Both;
Overall. Kroh. Hairurnian. llrown. Moran
w. L. r.c. L r-.c.
ota x i t N n at.i rrtt m tmip
Pittsburg. 33 13 .730 Phllu'phla 24 27 .4S1
L'hlcigo... 35 in .on St. Louis. 23 31 .434
g $ '.EES g
At ii0!,ii,()ljtun, n; New York. e.
At Boston-Boston. H; New York, 5.
Butteries Stoolo und Spencer; Doyle,
Chenbro and Iilulr.
Al 'lillnlelililn 1 Ml llaiK-lplila. 3; Wash-
Ill(lt01 0 ltutterles-Krauisc. und Thomas;
iir.Z u,,u w" """
smith nnd Street.
STANDING OP THE CLUHS.
Detroit.... 37 1! .Oil New York 23 27 . 441
l'hlla'phla30 23 .605 Chicago... 24 2S .4i2
Boston.... 31 21 .Ml Wush'ton. 19 33 .3K
Cleveland. 211 2T .037 St. Louis. VJ 25 .332
At Newark Newark, 4; Toronto, 3 (11
At Baltimore Baltimore, 4; Montreal, 1.
At Rochester Buffalo, 10; ltochester, 4.
STANDING OP THE CLUBS.
w. t,. p.c.
Rochester. 31 19 .C20 Toronto
SS -4Ti '
evilrt.''' 24 '3
Baltimore. 27 2ii '.3o9
Jtrsey C'y 2:
Montreal., 22 27
Provl'ence 21 27
ELEVEN DROWN PROM BOAT.
American and English Tourists Perish
In the Lake of Killarney.
Klllarney. Ireland, June '24 A large
rowboat. carrying live American and
four Knglish tourists and four Irish
boatmen, was swamped In a gale while
crossing lower Killarney lake, nnd all
of the tourists and two of the boat
men were drowned.
Tho victims were .Mrs. A. A. Hilton
and son of Tacoma. Wash.; Mr. and
Mr. Longhead of P.oston, Miss M. II.
cumin of Massachusetts. Rev. P.. Rar
ton and sister of London, Miss Flor
ence Wilkinson and cousin of Rrentr
wood. Essex, and Roatmen Con Too
ney and Con Gloeson.
The boat was a four oared craft
used for faking visitors about the lake.
A heavy wind from the northwest was
blowing. When the boat was missed
searchers were sent out, and they dis
covered her overturned, with two of
the boatmen clinging to the keel. The
Mr. Rarton and two of the wo-
lm'" could be seen In tho distance sup-
ported by an oar. but they sank before
the rescuers could reach them. The
otllors already disappeared.
DIES IN HIS AUTOMOBILE.
w ,. . .. . :il- A
plexy While on a Tour.
Saratoga, N. Y., June '4. While rid
ing in his automobile here William
A'ernlanck Rirney, an artist of New
York city, wns stricken with cerebral
apoplexy and died before his wife, who
was llt j,s sl(lo notCed that he was ill.
t , , ,
-V)t ulltil tho "'"chine suddenly
swerved from the road did Mrs. Rirney
realize that her husband, who was nct-
K ..himfiviiiv was ileml. She luinn-
1,(1 In time to save herself from Injury,
mil the machine toppled over into a
ditch nnd was wrecked.
Mr. Rirney, who wns fifty-one 'years
I old. had been on an outing trip for two
f weeks. He was a member of the Lotos
clu))i New yorki aa vnri0U3 organiza
BRIDE KILLS HERSELF.
Parted From Young Husband, She
Ends Her Life With Gas.
Philadelphia, Juno 24. Separated
from her youthful husband, who has
wiliimnil ...11. lita llllll. fnllinn In
! committed suicide here by inhaling 11-
i . "
Tho girl came to this city several
years ugo from Mount Carmel, Pa
and was employed In a dental supply
house. Five weeks ago she married
Paul Benson, tho son of a wealthy
lumber uinn of Minneapolis, who had
been In Philadelphia only a short time.
After the wedding Benson returned
to his homo In the west to tell his fa
ther of his mnrrlngc. Returning to his
bride, ho showed her several hundred
dollars and said that when that waa
gone lie would have to go to work, as
his father had refused to receive him.
The next day Benson wns arrested
here charged with stealing tho money
from his father and was taken back to
When young Mrs. Benson learned
that she woult) not be able to see ber
husband she attached a piece of hose
to a gas bracket and ended her llf.
;li IN DISGUISE.
Sigel Murder Suspect Fled ;
In Women s Clothes. ;
., . ..,.,,-,- . .
WAS ONCE A CHINESE ACTOR 1
Won Success on Stage as Female
Impersonator In China Before
He Came to the Unit
New York. June LM. Chong Sing, the
Chinaman who tied from 78'' Klghth
avenue after Hlsle Slgel. the girl mis
sionary, hud been slain and packed In
a trunk, has told the police that Leon
Ling, who lie says strangled the girl
i with u handkerchief, escaped In worn
I en's clothes.
It was only when Chong told Citptnln
Carey that Leon was by trade an actor
nf women's pnrts on the Chinese stage
! that any one thought of the possibility
of his having made his escape in fe
male disguise. It seems now that while
the police In every city of the coun
try were watching for the mau dc-
scribed in the police circular Ling 1
slipped under their noses In woman's I
In this connection It Is to be noted !
that when Elsie SIgel's hotly was
found the greater part of her costume
was missing. Hut. shoes, waist, stock
's, were not to be found. The inves-
tlgators have been puzzling ever since
to discover how Leon disposed of them.
A coarse, rough shirt found in Leon's
room was said not to be that of the
The police learned that Ling had
been extraordinarily prolicieut in im
personal lug women and that with Ills
excellent command of Knglish he
would be able to balile pursuit for a
Word was tit once sent to the chief
of police of every part of the country
to watch for a Chinaman in woman's
It became known here that a China-
inswering the general dcscrlp-
Hon of Leon Ling went to the New
York Central railroad station In this
city about o'clock last Saturday nft-
, ernoon and checked a suit case to
1 Cleveland. O.
I Three hours later the same man re
turned to the station wearing a long
1 quiited silk cloak. The station employ
ees say that when lie walked in the
train shed the wind blew his cloak
aside and a woman's dress was seen
He was lurther disguised, they say,
with a tight lining skull cap and a pair
of heavy gold bowed spectacles. Ills
baggage was delayed here and he tele
graphed to have It sent on to him. No
name was signed to the telegram.
Investigations along another line led
tn the discovery of the latest of the
I letters written by Elsie Slgel to Chu
. Gain, the Molt street restaurant keep
, or and the rival of Leon for her affec
j tlons. This letter Is said by the police
to be a sample of the others discov
ered in Chu Gain's place after he was
nrresled. It read as follows
1 My Dear Friend I have been lying
' awakf ,n" "'b1'1 tr'!ntf to think what you
1 meant by what you said to me during the
performance last night. You know what
What do you mean by "artificial?" I
want you to tell me all about that. Of
course we could not talk about it in the
, theater.. Did you like "The Man From
I 1 wl" see yu tomorrow or the next day
, I ' mtle frlend
This letter, according to the police,
is very much like most of those which
she also wrote to Leon Ling. Most of
the notes sent to him as well as to
Chu Gain were addressed "My Dear
Friend" nnd some as "My Dearest
Friend." Tho ones to Chu Gnln Indi
cated a close friendship, bordering on
Ex-Sheriff Hilton Acquitted.
Oswego, N, Y June 24. Former
Sheriff Henry Hilton of Oswego coun
ty wns acquitted by a jury In the su
premo court at Pulaski of the charge
of presenting fraudulent claims for the
transportation of prisoners.
POLICE CAPTAIN IN TALL.
New York Officer Begins Serving Hit
Thirty Days' Term.
New York, June 24. Actlug Captain
Augustus Kuhno of the Brooklyn de
tective bureau, whose conviction for
contempt of court in violating a court
order was recently affirmed by tho
court of appeals, began serving his
thirty day sentence In tho Rnymond
street jail, Brooklyn.
Counsel for Kuhno notified the jail
officers that he was to be treated as a
civil prisoner and not subjected to cell
confinement, but desplto this Kuhno
was placed In a cell,
Ktihne caused the photographing and
moasurlng of William Jenkins, a
Brooklyn banker, under arrest In viola
tion of the court's orders.
'CUT in coal duty
Senate Makes Rate on Bi
luminous 60 Gents aTon.
SEVEN CENTS BELOW HOUSE.
... . , . . . . . -
Mdrich Maintains Duty of ?1.50
Per Thousand on Sawed Lum
ber Despite Break In He
publican Party Lines.
i4. In the course I
.fi iiil r.i'iiiLi-n it .i iv tin liiit lulhl .fill i
l 41... .......1.. .......I .... I I... 4....IA I. Ill
tin. IliiMiifi. I'linmitlliii. tlirmii.li Mr
Aldrlch, reported an amendment llxlhg
the duty on bituminous coal and shale
at till cents per ton, on coal slnck or (
culm at lo cunts per ton and on coke
and compositions, used for fuel at 'JO per
cent ad valorem. A drawback equal to
the duty Is allowed vessels In the for
This scnle, Mr. Aldrlch explained,
was a reduction of 7 cents a ton on
coal under the house rate. The amend
ment, he said, also left out the house
"'i'""-" i i.
Senator McCumbcr declaring that
he was In fnvor of free coal, offered
nn amendment reuucing mo rate or
1 duty reporieu ny xue commiiiee on ,
' finance to 40 cents n ton. The amend-1
ment was voted down, 28 to 44, where- ,
upon the committee's amendment was Great International Meeting of Turn
accepted without change nnd without I Vereins at Cincinnati,
division. I Cincinnati, June 24. More than 3,000
The twenty-eight votes for a lower gymnasts and athletes, representing
dntv were east bv Senators Racon. every section of the United States and
Clay, Davis, Fletcher. Gore, nughes,
Johnston, Wverman, Pnynter, Uayner.
Smith (S. C), Stone. Democrats, and
llrlstow. Rrown, hurkett, llurton, Car
ter, Clapp, Crawford. Cummins, Curtis,
Dolliver. Gamble. Johnson. J.a Folletle,
McCumber, Nelson and Hoot, Repub
licans. Then tiie lumber schedule wns taken
up. and Senator McCumber, who has
been a persistent advocate of free
1 lumber, presented an amendment re-
1 during the finance committee's rate of
$1.."0 per thousand on sawed lumber
lo the house rate of ?1 per thousand.
This was generally recognized ns a
test proposition, as sawed lumber has
been the bone of contention from the
The result was against Senator Mc
Cumber and was another triumph for
the Aldrlch rates, the vote standing 24
in favor of and 41 against the reduced
rate. Parry lines were completely ob
literated on this vote.
The sailing was not so smooth when
it came to pineapples. The house had
fixed a duty of S cents per cubic foot
on pineapples In barrels and of $S per
thousand, but the senate committee on
finance reduced this rate to 7 cents
nnd Sf respectively, thus restoring tho
provisions of the Dingley law,
Mr. Taliaferro presented an amend
ment restoring the house rate of 8
per thousand, but changing the other
portions of the provision so ns to re
quire the payment of half n cent a
pound for pineapples In bulk.
Senator Taliaferro's amendment was
adopted by a vote of 04 to U0. This was
a defeat for the flnnnce committee, but
as noticeable that several of tho
members voted for the Increase and
that none of them spoke In opposition
COUPLE KILLED BY OAS.
One Found Dead In Chair, the Other
on a Couch.
Ilartford, Conn., June 24. The odor
of gas led tho police to break Into a
house here, and they found Alfred
Norman, sixty-seven years old, and
his wife, eighty years old, dead from
Norman was sitting In a chair and
his wife was lying on a couch. All the
doors nnd windows were closed nnd
the gas was turned on in all tho rooms.
It Is thought that Norman turned on
the cas while his wife was sleeping.
GIFT BY MISS HARRIMAN.
She Presents Ferryboat to Red Cross
For Tuberculosis Sufferers.
New York, June 24. Miss Mary Har
rimnn, eldest daughter of E. II. Hnrrl
man, has taken one of her father's
Erie ferryboats and turned It Into a
man-of-pcace to fight tuberculosis. She
has presented the boat to the Brook
lyn Bed Cross society.
nammocks, steamer chairs and other
conveniences for out In tho nlr sleep
ing will be nrranged for tho accommo
dation of 300 men, women and chil
dren. Threo meals a day will bo serv
ed on tho boat, and between meals tho
patients will get all tho milk nnd eggs
thoy are able to eat.
The boat will afford a day camp for
sufferers who aro not able to get out
of town. It Is tho design to have It so
anchored as to command the full bene
fit of the bay breezes. Attendants and
physicians will bo present.
17 BODIES OH 3 P MINE.
Searchers Say They Can Find Nona
Wehrum. Pa., June Hi. Hy the ex
plosion of gas In mine No. 4 of the
Lackawanna Coal and Coke company
seventeen miners were killed and six
teen Injured. Twelve of the Injured,
i will probably recover.
Superintendent A. M. Johnson states
that, while the mine has always been
ll'imUl1 !,s .
was due to the Ignition of a pocket of
gas byhe ojien lamp of a miner.
"ine mine lias nceii so lree rrom
for t!l0 ,,... MrH tho
superintendent, "that the state Inspect-
1 ors have permitted the use of open
j lamps. With seventeen dead nnd slx
I teen Injured I am of the opinion that
' every one has been accounted for who
entered the mine. The searchers say
there are none still entombed."
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j....- !.-. in,.!, iw 1. -iii.il iih- milium
lns A. I
. Johnson, sou of the superin
tendent. He had beeiiin a lower head
ing. There were burns on his arms.
body and neck, and lie had Inhaled
Following the superintendent's son
mine two Italians, their faces burned
to a crisp.
Oxygen sent by the Cambria Steel
works aided the searchers, nnd with
safety helmets a fourth rescue party
succeeded in bringing twelve bodies to
the surface. Later five more bodies
were recovered. The men were found
huddled together in the lower left
heading, where they had died In an
evident effort to reach the main shaft.
ATHLETES IN CONVENTION.
several European countries, are asscm-
! bled in this city today to take part la
1 the thirteenth quadrennial meeting of
, the turnverelns, or German gymnastic
, societies, of America.
The monster athletic field at Car
1 thage In which tho contests are to lie
held is the biggest In the United
Slates. The stage measures 2G0 by 40
feet, and the grand stand alone seats
4,000 persons. On the field are the
tents in which many of the visiting
gymnasts are housed during their stay
in this city. Some of the tents are
army tents which have been lent to
the gymnasts by the national govern
ment, largely through the efforts of
Congressman Nicholas Longworth of
this city, who has taken much interest
in the turnfest. He is one of the in
vited guests of the leaders of the fest,
with President Tuft and many others.
Today's parade of the turners nnd
1 others was the biggest ever seen In
Cincinnati. It included civic and mili
tary divisions ns well ns the turners
themselves in their gymnastic uni
forms. Thousands of school children.
I each carrying nn American flag, were
, BOY BLACK HANDER KILLED.
He Was Trying to Get $15,000 From
Chicago, June 24. liudolf Berndt
fourteen years old, was killed by the
police here following his attempt to
Imitate Black Hand methods and get
money by means of threatening letters.
He was shot on a street corner just
nfter he had seized a package sup
posed to contain $1.".000.
S. E. Grossfeldt. a wealthy merchant,
wns the man who agreed to pay over
the .? 15,000. He received a threatening
letter signed "Black Hand" and de
manding that he take $15,000 In a
package to Desplalnes street and
Grand avenue on pain of death. The
merchant told the police, and detec
tives wntehed with hhn.
As Grossfeldt npproached the place
n boy stepped out of n doorway and
nsked, "Is this Mr. GrossfeldtV
Tho merchant replied In the affirma
tive, nnd the boy snatched the package
from his hands and fled. Detective
Weinrelch, who wns across the street,
fired two shots. One hit the boy, nnd
ns ho fell he tried to shoot the detec
tive. He confessed before he died, naming
his cousin, Alfred Hasse, sixteen years
old. In the plot. Hasse, who waa
standing near at the time of tho shoot
ing, was arrested later.
PRIEST BAFFLES LYNCHERS.
Holds Mob at Bay With an Ammonia
Pistol and Saves Boy.
Cleveland, O,, Juno 24. Armed with
an nmmonla pistol which appeared to
be a real revolver, Father Joseph Mill
tello of Holy Bosary church hold at
bay a mob which threatened to lynch
Antonio Coponegro, nn alleged mur
derer. Coponegro, who Is but eighteen years
old, Is said to have killed Ernest Po
lostro, a fellow workman. A mob pur
sued him nnd passed Father Militollo's
house. Tho priest armed himself with
an ammonia pistol kept to drive away
dogs and followed tho crowd. Draw
ing tho ammonia pistol, he frightened
the mob nwny, disarmed tho fright
ened boy and turned him over to the