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rTHE PHILADELPHIA" INQUIRER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 190 0 i The Latest News Gathered Here and There In Pennsylvania Latest News Gathered In New Jersey MORE DORYEA ORDERS PflOHOUNGED FORGED Former Official Says He Knew His Signature Was Being Forged on City Papers HISTORIC STRA THA VEN HALL CROWD CHEERS MEN WHO DODGE DEATH Dozen Miners Who Escaped Rush of Water After Wild Fight Greeted by Anxious Families HAILS TEAM III HARK; NEARLY SHOT YAH 0 0 BOYS" MEET AT GRUBB MANSION BRIMSTONE-ACID SUICIDE'S DRINK Ziegler's Wife Tries Vainly to Take Poison From Her Desperate Husband JUDGE KIRKPATRICK DIES AT NEWARK Burke Thought Friend Was In Carriage. Driver Mistook Him for Highwayman nr. tCf.rMSXfSm. Special to The Inquirer. GLOUCESTER CITY, N.
J. May 3. Epcial to The Inquirer. FITTSTON, May 3 Before the Duryea Council closes its present investigation into the financial affairs of that if I Special to The Inquirer. CHESTER.
May 3. Mistaken for a highwayman, Thomas Burke, of L'pland, narrowly escaped being shot last night. Toward midnight Burke, who was returning home from Chester, heard a team approaching. Thinking it a friend driving home, Burke stepped into the road to hail the team. The driver pointed a revolver at Burke and fired.
The shot went wild and Burke sought shelter behind a 6tone wall just as a second and third shot rang out. The driver of the team then lashed up his horse and drove rapidly away. s. Special to The Inquirer. HAZLETON, May 3.
Thousand of tons of culm and water from an old cave rushed into the mine of the Black Creek Coal Company, at Harleigh to-day, without a moment's warning. Twelve men who were "at work in the slope were caught in the flood, and dashing through the water and mud up to their shoulders they made their way to the surface after a desperate struggle. Hundreds of persons had gathered at the mouth of the slope, and the men were welcomed as they came tip with a great shout of joy, and were hugged by their wives and children, who feared they had perished. hi ART $ir a AT 1l Thomas Leiper. one of the organizers of the First John Ziegler, an Austrian, living at 318 Fifth street, committed suicide this after noon by drinking a mixture of carbolic-acid and brimstone, at Thompson's old concert pavilion at the old Gloucester beach, while temporarilv insane.
He asked his wife for a dollar to buy drink. As he had previously hinted at murder, she locked him out of th house. Ziegler broke open the front door and secured the deeds of the house and his insurance papers. He said he going to sell the. house.
Mrs. Ziegler saw the poison bottle and tried to take it away from him. He then went down to the river front, and after taking a trip to 1 huadelphia on a Gloucester ferryboat, returned an hour later. Then he went to the pavilion and took the poison. BIG WELCOME FOR MURPHY Senator Appoints Committee to Hail" Returning Governor Special to The Inquirer.
TRENTON, N. May 3. Governor Murphy will be accorded a notable welcome by his fellow Jerseymen when he returns from abroad about the first of June. Acting Governor Wakelee to-day appointed a committee, consisting of himself, John Boyd Avis, Speaker of the House; Secretary of State Dickinson, Comptroller Morgan, State Treasurer Briggs and David Baird. representing the Republican State Committee, to look after the affair.
The details will be arransred bv a sub committee consisting of Acting Governor Wakelee, chairman; Assistant Attorney General John L. Swayze, secretary, and State Secretary Dickinson, treasurer. The welcoming party will charter a tug and go down, the bay to meet the Governor as he approaches New York on the liner. Bridgeton Elects Delegates Special to The Inquirer. BRIDGETON.
N. Mav 3. The Re publicans of Bridgeton tonieht elected State Senator Bloomfield H. 5finch. former Assemblyman William J.
Moore. Mayer Alexander R. Fithian. William Sellers. Edward P.
Bacon, Barton F. Sharp, William McMullen and Jonathan F. Hann as their delegates to the State Conven tion, BANK OFFICERS BAR Twining and Cornell, of Monmouth Trust Sentenced Special to The Inquirer. FREEHOLD. N.
May 3. A. C. Twining, former president, and D. C.
Cornell, former treasurer of the defunct Monmouth Trust of Asbury Park today were sentenced respectively to six years and four years in State prison. Counsel for the prisoners announced that an appeal would be taken and the two men were released under $5000 bail each. Judge Fort, in pronouncing sentence, scored Twining, saying he believed the former bank president was the instigator of the wrongdoings and that Cornell had been made his tool in the matter. DAUBED HOUSE FOR SPITE Old Enemy Suspected of Blackening Miss Cunningham's Home Special to The Irxiulrer. BURLINGTON, N.
May 3. In a spirit of spite some miscreant bespattered the entire front of the home of Miss Annie Cunningham, at 514 York street, with black ishoe dressing during the absence of the family. Neighbors saw a strange man loitering in the vicinity. Miss Cunningham suspects an old enemy. In disfiguring the building the culprit used several bottles of liquid blacken- Fell Thirty feet.
Walked Away After falling thirty feet from a house at Fourth and Pine streets, Camden, yesterday John Brookman, a painter, aged 45 years, of 242 Pine street, arose and walked away. After walking half a square he collapsed, however, and was taken to the Cooper Hospital. He had several bruises dressed and then went home. Board Inspects Road v. Special to The Inquirer.
TUCKERTON, N. May 3. The Ocean County Board of Freeholders made an inspection of the new county road today with a view of accepting it. COLLIDED IN FOC SMASHED IN BOW Steamer Hudson Crashes Into Schooner Henry in Thick Weather Outside the Bay Special to The Inquirer. LEWES, May IS.
At 10.30 o'clock last night the British steamer Hudson, with her bow stove in and leaking badly, arrived at the Delaware Breakwater towing the disabled five-masted schooner T. Charlton Henry, the result of a collision eighteen miles east of Five Fathom Bank lightship during a dense fog yesterday morning about 11 clock. The steamer ran into the schooner bow on, striking the latter opposite her fifth mast on the port side, smashing a hole six to eight feet in width, extending from the rail down below the water line. Fortu nately, no one was injured in the collision and good management kept both vessels front sinking before reaching the Break water. In the collision the steamer crushed her bow in and it was necessary to jettison part of her cargo of case oil between decks to lift her crushed bow above the water line.
The steamer is from Philadelphia, bound for Singapore, with a cargo of case oil. She received orders and proceeded to Philadelphia for repairs this afternoon. The schooner carried a cargo of coal for Boston from Baltimore, and is now lying at the Breakwater awaiting orders. She has noted protest and will hold survey tomorrow, and will probably be ordered to Philadelphia to make necessary repairs. Royal Arcanum Election Special to The Inquirer.
LAKEWO0D, NY May 3 The Grand Council of the Royal Arcanum oi New Jersey concluded it twenty-second annual session this atfernoon- The following officers were elected end installed: Grand Regent, J. M. Washbutne Grand Vice Regent, James Rodgers; Grand Orator, John K. Weeks; Past Grand Regent, Horace 1. Bov.ne: Grand Secretary.
Robert II. Alberts; Grand Treasurer, Henrv Hollinshead, Grand Guide. W. E. Collins: Grand Chaplain.
"George Louns-bury; Grand Warden, D. R. Walls; Grand Sentry, Sam R. Whiteon; Grand Trustee 11 year), William Thomas. 1 borough it is declared that hundreds of audulent orders.
aggregating about will be brought to light. Burgess Warren was on the stand at the tearing last night to contradict some of the statements made by the previous wit nesses, and showed ieceipts from the treasurer for $1405.71 turned in from the Burgess office. Ex-President Frank Rogers testified he was aware some time ago that bis signature had been forged to many orders, but he simply "neglected to call Council's attention to it." Fifteen orders, aggregating $400, were last night repudiated as to their signatures. STEAMER AGROUND freighter Hits Mud Flat in Delaware, Near Chester Cpecisl to The Inquirer. CHESTER, May 3.
The freight steamer Hilda, from Nova Scotia, bound for this port, grounded in the Delaware River, on a mud flat near here, to-day. An effort was made to get the steamer off at high water, but. without success. Tugs will make another effort early tomorrow morning to float the craft. Take $300 From Doctor's House (Special to The Inquirer.
jALTOONA, May 3. The residence Dr. J. L. Brubaker at Juniata, was tbbbed last night while the family slept, CAR LEAPS BANK.
SEVEN ARE INJURED ipecial to The Inquirer. SrRAVTnV. Pa "Tav TirtT-tVi- vtound street car on the Pittston avenue ine, jumped the track to-day and went ver an embankment, injuring seven per sons, Patrick Holand. William iiolana. "rank and Ja.mes Root, Patrick Moran, lull l-l i t.
Li-'U iiiuLutuiaiit uiiu f-, is serious. They were the only occupants ol the car at the time. STABBING AT BALL GAME follows Quarrel of Boys Over a Glove at Conshohocken Cpecial to The Inquirer. CONSHOHOCKEX, May 3. As the result of a.
quarrel over a baae ball glove, 3Iilton Thowler, 17 years old, was stabbed in the back yesterday during a ball game. James Crowley, 14 years old, is under arrest' awaiting- the result of Thawley's injuries. It is alleged the two got into en altercation over the ownership of the jrlove and. that Crowley drew a knife and fplunged it into Thawley. J.
D. Stokely Dead at York Special to The Inquirer. YORK, May 3. Joreph D. Stokely, a former business man of this city and a grandson of former Mayor Stokely, of Philadelphia, died at the York Hospital, of consumption, in his twenty-fourth year.
He came from the West la6t Friday. The remains were sent to Philadelphia. York County Conference Meets Special to The Inquirer. YORK, May 3. The York County Conference of the West Pennsylvania of the Lutheran Church met at St.
James' Church, Hellam, last night. Rev. Dr. Adam Stump, of this city, preached the conference sermon. The sessions were continued to-day and will conclude to morrow.
Coroner's Jury Holds Kelliher SOUTH BETHLEHEM, May 3. John Kelliher was arrested to-night immediately after the finding of the Coroners jury that "George W. Haus died from fist blows sustained in a dance hall delivered by Samuel Rosewarne, John Kelliher or other persons unknown." Haus' funeral took place to-day. num i cttfrq UULU LLI I LIIU 1 OPEN DP PURSES Blajr Is Charged With Duping the Charitably Disposed and Was Caught by 'Phone After a two months search detectives yesterday arrested Frank C. Blair, who is accused of having imposed on the kindness of the charitably disposed.
Through the aid of bogus letters, which described lum as a person worthy of assistance, Blair, the police say, has been collecting money around town since February. Among his alleged victims are many women prominent in society circles, together with other residents of Walnut and Spruce streets. Yesterday Blair called al i the residence of -Miss Wilson, 909 Clinton street, and presented a letter signed "Edward H. Courtney," and which said that his child had recently died from pneumonia and that he and his wife were in destitute circumstances. A telephone message informed the police authorities that Blair was at the house and Detectives Wood and John Smith were immediately sent there.
They arrested the man and took him to the Central Station, where he was arraigned before Magistrate Kochersperger. Blair said he lived in a lodzing house at Ninth and Race streets, and admitted that he had gone to the house to beg. The letter which he presented to Mies Wilson was produced in evidence. Captain Miller identified the prisoner as a professional beggar, and when questioned Blair acknowledged that he had been arrested before. When he is arraigned again to-day the persons from whom lie collected money are expected to be present to testify against him.
Fire Revealed Missing Girl A fight and a fire that occurred at the louse 436 Percy street late on Monday night aided the police in discovering the whereabouts of Maggie Egan, 19 years old, who disappeared from her home at Howard and Huntingdon streets about a week ago. The girl, it was testified, had been living at the house, and Magistrate reman committed her to the House of the Good Shepherd at the request of her mother. Nellie Price, the reputed proprietress of the house, was held in $600 bail for tnai. JUROR MAKES CHARGE Tells Court He Was Offered Fifty Dollars if Jury Disagreed Special to The Inquirer. WILKES-BARRE, May 3.
W. Breisch, a juryman drawn to serve in this week's court, to-day informed the court that he had been offered $50 providing the jury serving" in an illegal liquor case failed to agree. An investigation will be made. May Day at Wilson College Spprial to The Inquirer. CHAMBERSBURG, May 3.
The annual May Day festivities took place at Wilson College this afternoon before a large crowd of visitors. The young women of the college, dressed in crepe paper dresses, with hats simulating the flowers of each class, crowned Miss Elizabeth Wilsou, of Tarentum, '04, queen, and Miss Mariam Diehl, of Marion, of the same elas, was chosen maid of honor. P. O.S.OFA; BENEFIT ELECTS C. A.HASLETT Special to The Inquirer.
SCR ANTON, May 3. The tenth annual National Convention of the Funeral Benefit Association of the Patriotic Order Sons of America closed its work to-night after electing these officers: President, C. A. Haslett, Philadelphia; vice president, H. L.
Hummel, Philadelphia; secretary, W. A. Landis, Philadelphia; treasurer, H. T. Keehler, Scran ton; directors, llham Weand and C.
H. Stees, Philadelphia: Charle Baldorf, Williamstown C. F. Harnes and W. L.
Overholt, Philadelphia. The next pla-e of meeting is to be York, on May 11, 1905. SAVES MRS. CROZER $288 Mrs. W.
P. Ladomus Finds Silk Bag Left in Chester Station Special to The Inquirer. CHESTER. May 3. Mrs.
J. Lewis Crorer is richer to-dav through Sirs. William P. Ladomus. Mrs.
Crozer left a bag containing her pocketbook and on a seat in Chester Station and boarded a tram to to Philadelphia. Mrs. Ladomus found the bag and wired Mrs Crozer in Philadelphia that she had it. Mrs. Crozer's card the pocketbook furnished Mrs.
Ladomus with a clue to the owner. New Church for Chester Special to The Inquirer. CHESTER. May joint committee from the Presbyterian churches of Chester has decided to advertise for bids for erecting a new church to be known as the Fifth Presbyterian Church. Ground has been purchased in Third street, near orris.
Asked Not to Strike; Struck Sperlal to The Inquirer. RIDLEY PARK, May of the ulcanite Paving Company Struck to-dav kpransA fli- i iur asked to sign a contract agreeing not to go on strike out of sympathy for any other trade. Chester Board of Trade Elects Tt5HJSJR-JPaJ- MaT -The Chester iard of Trade has elected the following ofheers: President. H. J.
Rjlev: vice presents. Crosby M. Black and "William J. McClure; secretary. Thomas H.
treasurer, D. G. Hendricks. Ground to Bits in Mine Rollers SCRANTON May 3.Joseph Lee, Italian 22 years fell into the roller of the Lawrence breaker and was ground to pieces to-day. SIMOKELESS POWDER STILL AJROBLEIW Missouri Inquiry Board Finds Battleship Accident Unavoid ableAdmiral Issues Warning Special to The Inn WASHINGTON, May 3.
Terming smokeless powder a power not fully understood by those who use it on American warships or those who manufacture it, Rear Admiral Barker, commander in chief of the North Atlantic Squadron, has approved the finding of the Board of Inquiry ii nie explosion on the battleship Missouri on April 13. He further declared that under existing circumstances the limit in Quick firinff of orpat. mine been reached because of the danger of "flarebacks" like that which caused the death of thirty officers and men on the -w-isaouri. The finding, of the court, which gives praise, not blame, to those- lives and those who survived, was made puDiic at the Department to-day. The findings of the court declare "that the cause of the accident was the unexpected ignition of the two sections of the charge of smokeless powder then in the gun, by which a "flareback" flame resulted.
In some manner the two other sections in the ammunition car were ignited, and burning sparks also fell through the space connecting the turret with the handling, room, igniting more powder. The tidings add: 'That sad accident was in no respect due to. fault or negligence on the part of any of the officers or, members of the r-rfw. TVi r-minf- iilsn finlits k4- w.uvr (iiiuo bllQU, i VJ I li- oer and roan in the vessel did his whole auty. of officers and men, the list being headed oy tne name or captain Bowles, lor especial commendation for bravery.
Reiser Zimmerman Special to The Inquirer. MILLVILLE, N. May 3. A pretty wedding occurred in Millvjlle last evening, when Miss Emily Zimmerman, the daughter of Henry Zimmerman, was married to George Keiser. The ceremony, was performed- by Rev.
Holmes F. Gravatt, the pastor of the First M. E. HIT BY BASE BALL: MAY LIE Chester Girl in Precarious Condition Through Injury-Special to The Inquirer. CHESTER, May 3.
Struck in the side by a hard thrown base ball while she was standing in a crowd, after a game at Clifton Heights last Saturday, Miss Leola Nowland, 17 years old, of Parker street, this city, is not expected to recover. Since arriving home Saturday she has been relapsing into unconsciousness at frequent intervals, and physicians are puzzled by her condition. Catholic Dignitaries in Pittsburg Special to The Inquirer. PITTSBURG. May 3.
Cardinal Gibbons arrived this evening to attend the golden jubilee of Bishop Phelan, of the Pittsburg diocese, to-morrow. Archbishop Ryan arrived this morning. PITTSBURG TO GET 0. U. A.
M. NEXT TIME Speeial to The Inquirer. GETTYSBURG, May 3. The opening session of the fifty-eighth annual convention of the senior order of United American Mechanics was held in the Odd Fellows' Hall at this place ttai morning. The address of welcome was made by William P.
Quimby, of Gettvsburg, and was responded to bv ex-State Councilor A. B. Say bolt, of Philadelphia. Pittsburg won the contest for the next meeting place. The following officers were nominated: State councilor, B.
A. Lyter, Harrisburg; State vice councilor, L. Watkin Moore. Fcrnwood; State councilor secretary, Oliver Graham. Philadelphia; State treasurer, Charles H.
Kurtz, of Philadelphia; State Council inductor. R. J. Daly, Pitt.burg. and State Council examiner, Enos H.
Shenk, Quarryvilk. Dr. R. H. Walker, of West.
Monterey, was chosen a delegate to the National Council. RESCUERS SAVE RESCUERS Men Who Went to Help Students in River Nearly Drown Special to The Icqulrer. LEWISBURG. May 3. Two students of Bucknell University.
D. R. McCain, of Colorado Srjrintrs. on of George Nox McCain, formerly of Philadelphia, and A. C.
Thompson, of Franklin, ana two men who tried to rescue thetn had narrow escapes from drowning in the Susquehanna River to-night by their canoe upsetting. The -witt. current carried the students and two men who saw their boat capsize rud went to their aid, down the river. A second rescuing partv managed to reach the quartet and took them ashors after a hard struggle. Many persons lined the river bank, attracted bv the cries of the men.
COUNCIL DECRY ASSESSMENT To Fight Proposed Tax on Norris- tewn Town Hall NORRISTOWN, May 3. Frank Smith, a member of Town Council, presented a resolution to-night to tight the assessment of JS40.XX that has been laid on the Town Hall. He asserted that it was outrageous imposition upon the taxpayers of Norristowrt," and declared that not another town hall in Pennsylvania is assessed. He asserted he was given to understand that this assessment was made by the county officials for the purpose of getting back at the borough for alleged overcharging of rental of the town hall to the county for the county offices during the building of the court house. SAILORS DUCKED DURING BOAT RACE Boats From the Columbia and Yankee Collided in Delaware Off League Island A boat race between members of the crews of the Columbia and Yankee, in the Delaware River, off League Island Navy Yard, yesterday, almost resulted fatally for the crew of the boat representing the Yankee.
In their efforts for supremacy the jackies in the Yankee boat collided with their opponents and the eight men representing the former were thrown into the river. It was only due to the heroic rescue by the Columbia men that the upset sailors were saved from drowning. Three of them narrowly escaped a watery grave. They were caught underneath the boat, which turned bottom up, and it was with much difficulty that they were extracted from their perilous position. "Half conscious, they were carried on shore, where they were revived.
BOURSE HAS A BALANCE Annual Report to Be Submitted to Shareholders Next Tuesday The thirteenth annual report of the directors of the Bourse, -issued yesterday, and to be submitted to the shareholders at the annual meeting next Tuesday after- membership and general progress in the LU'lllLll yr JLa cinema. The report reviewed the part the Bourse had played in the local trade movements toward spnirintr liarhnr imnrnrmvisxts 35-foot channel, American deep-sea shipbuilding and ship-owning, the entrance of new railroads into Philadelphia, amendments trt Vl TntSTfttafo rm -rv! 1 v. vvmmviv. law null various other projects. The treasurer's reoort showed recp-ints S'Jall 1 'r rr.r 1 1 1 9 J.XX KJOLil tX December 31.
1903, $5527.69. Lawyers' Club Smoker Thoilffh onen for some timo tVin Ian-. yers Club, will give one -of its famous smokers this evening at which all the members and friends Mill be given an opportunity to inspect the new club house at 1507 Walnut street. The occasion will be the first smoker in the new MASTER EDWARD GRUBB, JR. Epecial to The Inquirer.
BURLINGTON, N. May 3. Two hundred survivor of the famous Twenty third Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, otherwise an the "Yahoo Boys or "Grubb'. Game Chickens," following what has been their annual custom for two score years, to-day held a reunion in celebration of their memorial charge at Salem Church. on May 3, 1863, at "Grassmere," the home of their commander, General E.
Burd Grubb, at Edgrewater Park. The old soldier came by a special train and marched from the station to the home of their commander, General Grubb, standing on the wide piazza, delivered his address of welcome. Mrs. Grubb is still feuffering from the shock occasioned by the Midden death of their 18-month-old daughter, Margaret Sbippen Burd. and could not be present.
Edward Grubb, the General's son, assisted in the entertaining. The death of the child, who, lat year was christened the "Daughter of the Regiment," threw a gloom over the cele bration. Resolutions conveying the sympathy of the association were adopted. As a souvenir of the battle, the General presented each member with a handsome engraving of Salem Church. Luncheon, which was served upon the lawn, was followed by the business session, when the old officers were re-elected.
ENGINE CUT HIS HEART FRONT' BODY Special to The Inquirer. LAUREL SPRINGS, N. May 3. The Cape May express due iiere at 8.45 this morning struck and instantly killed an aged painter known as Wright. Wright, who was 70 years of age, was painting the division fence' recently constructed in front of the Reading station when the flying express, suddenly bore" down on him.
He was so dazed that he stepped directly in ront of the locomotive. The aged man was horribly mancled, his heart being found at a distance trom the body. D. C. Haines, a sign painter, was an eye-witness of the affair, and asserts that neither whistle nor bell announced the approach of the train.
Millville Fire Bug Work Special to The Inquirer. MILLVILLE. N. May 3. A fire was started by an incendiary under the bottling establishment of Benjamin Eames, in West Millville, and considerable damage resulted.
A man was seen running down the sand bank of the river and disappear in a boat. This is the third fire in two weeks. To Cut Off Water MT. HOLLY, N. May 3.
Because of extensive improvements being made about town, the Mount Holly Water Company gave notice that the supplv of water will" be shut off from 9 P. M. to 4 A. M. to-morrow, Friday, Monday.
Wednesday; May 11, and Friday, May 13. Dentist for Three-Weeks Child Special to The luquirer. BRIDGETON, N. May 3. A bridge-ton dentist extracted a tooth for a babv who was less than three weeks old.
The baby, the child of G. Cosnetti, was born with two well developed teeth. BUNfl'S PICTURES EAGERLY SOUGHT His Works of Art Brought Good Prices Under Keen Com petition Spirited bidding and good prices was the rule at the sale of the collection ot ex-Governor Bunn, which was continued yesterday at the galleries of M. Thomas Sons-Art lovers were particularly attracted, for the offerings were the first of the Governor's gallery of paintings to go under the hammer. The prices ranged from $100 to $450 a picture.
The rarer gems in the gallery will be sold to-day. "Crossing the Bridge," by Thomas B. Craig, was the first offering, and after some livelv competition, was knocked down for $175. A gem 'by J. Carabain Antwerp, went for $150, and "Building Air Castles," by F.
Simons, brought $100. There was snirited biddine for a picture of the "Old Oaks Near Germantown," one of the masterpieces of the iate Charles Linford. the lucky buyer securing it for "Crossing the Lagoon," by Walter Tilax3kman. brouebt $375, and the "Tug of War, by Alaies, was sola lor $iuu. Works by Philadelphia artists seemed tf be in demand, ana some ot them 1-.
TT'i i -fn-r Vi rlav 4rvnAaAkinT 11 fl 77f 1 flTlVl KT ProsDer L. Senat, was one of the works of a focal artist which seemed to find much favor. It was finally sold for $425. "The Outcast, a eem bv liix. sold for X'Szo.
and "The bv Ernest Zimmerman, of Munich, brought $350. Mungle's "Forest at Fontainbleau," the work of an American-born artist, brought $100. "A Trout Stream in Pike County," a beautiful specimen of the work of H. Her-zog, whose name is well known in Philadelphia, commanded $120. Cumberland Courts Open.
Special to The Inquirer. BRIDGETON, N. May 3.: The May term of the Cumberland county courts be gan to-day, with Supreme Court Justice Hendrickson and Law Judge Trenchard od the bench. Jesse McHenry, of Millville, is foreman of the grand jurj-7 Hotel licenses were granted to John R. Sickler, Dorchester; Emma D- Davis, Port Norris, and Edmund Camn.
Port Elizabeth. The application of William Martin for a liquor license at Fortescue was laid over. The mansion at ATondale where lived Troop of Light lorse (afterward the First the Revolution. AVONDALE. Strathaven Hall has a Scottish sound that is fittingly enhanced by its surroundings.
It is perched high on one of the bluffs of Avondale, and around its base Crum Creek sweeps in majectic curve. It was in 1783. twenty -one years after he came to America from Scotland that Thomas Leiper built the mansion above Crum Creek and named it Strathaven, after his ancestral home beyond the seas. Beneath the eaves of this little porch the "genus of the glen," as Leiper was appropriately called after establishing his industries along the creek, caused two tobacco leaves to be carved, perhaps to GIRL DRAGS CHILD AWAY FROM TRAIN Special to The Inquirer. LEWISBURG, May Askins, aged 14 years, dragged little Florence Campbell from the P.
and R. Railway tracks here to-day-just as a fast train whizzed by. The little Campbell girl was too scared to move. SISTER'S DEATH KILLS GIRL Shock of Child's Sudden Demise Fatal to Another Special to The Inquirer. POTTSTOWX, May 3.
Grief-stricken over the death of her ten-year-old sister, which occurred on Sunday, Ir-roa Jane Dearolf, of this borough, aged 12 years, refused to be comforted and died to-day. With her sister Mary, she returned from school on Friday last, when Mary was suddenly taken ill, dying on Sunday from convulsions. The shock of Mary's death is thought to have killed her sister. Fugitive Back for Trial Special to The Inquirer. POTTSTOWX.
May 3. Charged with attempted assault upon Mrs. August Lachi and also assault upon her husband, Charles Green, colored, was held for court this evening by Burgess Porter. The assaults are alleged to have taken place lat September and Green has been a fugitive since then. East Pa.
Classis Officers Special to The Inquirer. EASTON, May 3. The East Pennsylvania Classis of the Reformed Church, at Bangor, to-day elected these officers: President, Rev. M. M.
George, Siegfried; corresponding secretary, Rev. H. J. Ehret, Nazareth; stated clerk, Rev. J.
G. Rupp, Northampton. Steel Trust to Quit Plant Special to The Inquirer. SHARON, May 3. The Greenville plant of the United State? Steel Corpora tion 19 to De aoandoned and several hundred men will be out of employment.
The Greenville plant cost the trust $500,000. Sewers for Ridley Park Special to The Inquirer. RIDLEY PARK. Mav 3. After six years' debate the Ridley Park Council has decided to build a sewer system of its own instead of accepting the offer to connect with the Swarthmore system at $6000.
HEARD OF DIVORCE IN POLICE COURT Mrs. Cramer. Accusing Husband. Learns for First Time That She Had been Given Decree It was not until yesterday when she appeared against him at the Central Police Court that Mrs. Lizzie Cramer, of 913 Fairmount avenue, knew that she had been granted a divorce from 5ier husband, Daniel Cramer, of 920 Fairmount avenue.
Mrs. Cramer had her husband arrested on the charge of non-support. "This is a rather unusual charge for a woman who has been legally separated from her husband," said the lawyer for the defendant. ''What do you mean? Have they been divorced?" inquired the magistrate. "Yes.
I have a copy of a divorce decree issned to the wife by the Northumberland County Court," replied the lawyer. Mrs. Cramer knew nothing about it. She admitted that she had her husband arrested in that coucty, but was not aware that divorce had been granted her. The magistrate released Cramer.
GALLANTRY -WAS LOST Said He Wanted to Guide Woman, But Was Arrested E. J. Lacken, a young man who said he lived on Race street, below Eighteenth, blundered when he accosted Mrs. Ella Buchanan, of 4151 Parrish street, at Tenth and Market on Monday evening. She was returning home and was about to board a car when Lacken is alleged to have seized her by the arm and remarked: "Come along with me, my dear." In the Central Police Court, where he was ar raigned yesterday on a technical charge of assault and battery, Lacken said: "I did not mean to insult or injure the lady.
She seemed to have lost her way and I asked her if I could assist her. Ignoring my gallantry, she called a policeman and had me arrested. Mrs. Buchanan declared that Lacken had not told the truth, and the magistrate held the defendant in $500 bail for trial. I the for be A of at City Troop), which made a brilliant record in symbolize the origin of his riches.
One of earliest ventures outside of the realms of tobacco, was on the night of November 17, 1774, when he, with ''twenty-eight gentlemen representing the respectability and wealth of the city," met and organized the "First Troop of Light Thomas Leiper was elected first sergeant. The troop afterwards became the First City Troop and its record in the Revolution was one of brilliancy. Leiper also had a Philadelphia residence on Market street, which he retained, after building his country home on Crum Creek. Thomas Jefferson dined at both places on many occasions and it was at Leiper 's house that Jefferson was nominated for the Pres-idencv in 1800. WASHERWOMAN WINS HER ANTI-SOOT FIGHT YORK, May 3.
Catharine Schlei-geunyer, a washerwoman, has succeeded in securing an agreement from a local manufacturing plant against which she sought an injunction that the proprietors will stop soot falling into her yard. The plaintiff asserted that the foot from the plant soiled the clothes she washed and this interfered with her means of earning a living. Governor Makes Appointments Sprial to The Inquirer. KHARRISBURG. May 3.
Governor Pennj-packer to-day appointed W. J. Blakeley, of Franklin. and W. H.
Schwartz, of Altoona. trustees of the Western Pennsylvania Institution for Feeble Minded, at Polk. The Governor also appointed Baryo. of Pittsburg, alderman, vice James R. Connor, resigned.
Millersville Normal Trustees Special to The Inquirer. LANCASTER. May 3. At the annual meeting of the contributors of the -umersviije Mate School the following trustees were elected: H. M.
Mayer. Rohrerstown: John H. Landis, ana rveisner. Millersville. and A.
H. Mylin, West Lampeter. The body recommended Milton Heidelbaugh and Andrew F. Frantz, Lancaster, for appointment bv the Governor. Filter Plant for Lancaster Special to The Inquirer.
LANCASTER. May 3. The Water Committee of City Councils have decided to recommend to the latter body the proposition of the Standard Sanitation Company of New York, to erect a filter plant here to cost Under the agreement the city can purchase the plant at cost at the expiration of ten, twenty or thirty years. William A. Heitshu Dead Special to The Inquirer.
LANCASTER, May 3. William A. Heitshu, well knowri in local charitable and educational circles, died suddenly here to-day from heart disease. He was 71 years "old, was of revolutionary ancestry and a veteran of the Civil War. P.
F. O'Neill, Labor Pioneer, Dead Special to The Inquirer. WILKES-BARRE, May 3. Patrick F. O'Neill, the father of the labor movement in the Wyoming Valley, died to-day, aged 60 years.
YOUNG TARS BACK FROM WARM SEAS sch00lship saratoga's crew Heartily Greeted at Bainbridge Street Wharf Parents, sisters and sweethearts were largely in evidence in the crowd that greeted the schoolship Saratoga as she made fast at the foot of Bainbridge street last evening after an absence of over two months. The sixty-five boys on board were all well and hearty, and greatly pleased with their cruise. There was a warm greeting accorded First Officer Harold Campbell by his pretty young bride, to whom he had been wedded but a few days when the vessel sailed in rebruary. Captain George F. W.
Holman stated that the trip was a most interesting one, and commended the boys for their bearing and conduct. Nearly all the graduates nave requested, to he permitted to take summer cruise in order to make up time lost while the Saratoga was un dergoing repairs last winter. Captain Charles Lawrence, president of the Nautical School, asserts that their request will granted. From St. Thomas the Saratoga brought back Stephen Bermosky, a member of the crew of.
the cruiser. Columbia, who was seriously stabbed during a quarrel with some Spanish sailors at that, port several months ago. He will be taken to League island to-dav. While at St. Kitts.
on March 20 Captain Holman unveiled one of the stained-glass windows of the Methodist church at that place. The Saratoga sailed from this port. on February 25 and completed the cruise within schedule time. She made stops at Kitts, Santa Cruz and St. Thomas.
stop at Porto Rico was omitted on account of, the prevalence of diphtheria there. The schoolship will leave the latter part next month for her. summer cruise to European ports. Wagon Wrecked by Train A wagon, in which Anton Geiss and his wife, of 90 North Franklin street, were riding, was struck and wrecked bv a train Ninth and Poplar streets yesterday. Geiss and his wife had a miraculous escape, being only slightly injured.
JUDGE ANDREW KIRKPATRICK. Special to The Inquirer. NEWARK, N. May 3. Andrew Kirkpatrick, of the United States Circuit died at his home here this afternoon.
The death will come as a great surprise, as the judge was not supposed generally to be in bad health. Andrew Kirkpatrick was bom in Washington, D. October 8, 1844. He came from a long line of eminent judges, his father beine J. Bayard Kirkpatrick, law judge of Middlesex county, while his grandfather was Andrew Kirkpatrick.
a justice of the New Jersev Supreme Court from 1797 to 1803 and Chief Justice from 1S0.3 to 1824. The Judge Kirkpatrick who died to-day received his preliminary education in Rut gers College. New Brunswick, N. and then entered union Lolleee. of Schenec tady.
N. Y. He was admitted to the bar in i860, became a counselor three vears later and commenced the practice of law in Newark with the late Congressman Frederick H. Teee. In 1885 Mr.
Kirknatrick was annointerf law judge of Essex county Common Pleas by Governor Abbott and held the position until November 20. 1896. when Pres ident rover Cleveland appointed him United States District Judee. T-. 1- 1 1 tiuage rvirKpairicK Mas a successful financier.
About six vears aszo he fnrmerl the Federal Trust Company, of Newark, and became its president. His reputed wealth was $3,000,000. CIRCUS TENT POLE FALLS IN CROWD Special to The Inonirer. I BURLINGTON, N. May 3.
James r-nngnt and JHiss Lthel Estilow were badly injured, several persons had a narrow escape from death and a crowd of circus-goers Mere thrown into a panic by the falling of a heavy tent pole at a performance of Hargraves' circus, in East Burlington. The people were surging toward the exits when the rigging became disarranged and the big pole fell where the throng was the thickest- Tint fn-r- tl-. cries ot those who saw their peril several jtatahties would have followed. Thinking the tent was ahnnt tn fsll 41, -A iiuu Lc- came panic-stricken. James Enright, who is a member of the Lacordaire Dramatic Association, was hit on the head and rendered unconscious for several hour.
Mis' Estilow was knocked to the ground and hurt internally. OLD WOUND REVIVES Mortimer. Suffering From Nine-Year-Old Dog Bite Springman A. Mortimer, aged 52 years, a well-known Seaville, N. blacksmith', was admitted to the Cooper Hospital, Camden, yesterday for treatment for blood poison.
Nine years ago he was bitten bv a dog and the wound apparently healed. Recently the wound began to pain and now the entire right foot and leg are paralyzed. The condition is serious. Strike at Ship Yard Seventy-five Poles emnloved at. tho ork Shipbuilding Company, in Camden yesterday Ment out on a strike.
They demanded an increase from $1.25 to for a day's work. The trouble was created by an agitator who came from Newport News, Va. DEPOSED MANAGER CAUSES UN UPROAR Philadelphia Negro Demands Hearing at A. M. E.
Confer-ance and Is Sustained CHICAGO. May 3. R. H. W.
leek, formerly business manager of the African Methodist Episcopal book concern in Philadelphia, caused excitement to-day at the general conference of that denomination. Leek was elected to the position bv the last general conference and a year later was asked to resicn bv ths Rnarrl nf Pub lication Society, the bishops appointing John II. Carlett, of Baltimore, to fill the vacancy. To-day Lock appeared before the conference with a statement which he insisted upon reading. When Leek clamored for recognition BLhop Gaines, who was-in the chair, declined to listen.
Iek, surrounded by several friends, rushed to. the front of the platform and insisted on being heard. The whole conference was quickly in an uproar. The degelates wanted to hear Leek and he was permitted to read hi statement, which was to the effect that he never resigned his office, but was removed hv tho illivralli' TT ocl.l l' iiivgiwij A n.DVU the general conference to consider hi. 1 i a iKiiiu iw iciiisiaiemeui.
ine petition waa referred to a committee. D. A. H. ELECTION Mrs.
Sterling, of New Jersey. Made Second Vice President BbSTON, May 3. The election of of ficers was the principal item of business at to-day's session of the Daughters of the Revolution. Mrs. F.
Adelaide lncraham. of New York, named by the Committee on Ballots for president general and Mrs. Adeline F. Fitz, of Massachusetts, tor first vice president, were elected. There was a contest for second vice president but Mrs.
Adeline W. Sterling, of New Jersey, the retiring president, was elected, defeating Mrs. E. E. Moffitt, of North Carolina.
Fell Dead at the Plow Special to The Inquirer. MT. HOLLY, N. May 3. White plowing in a corn field Caleb Huff, a well- known farmer, near Unionville, fell dead from the effects of heart disease..
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