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" TRIPLE HOMBER. - "
FUNNY AH FARCE,
A, Comical Sight During a
Warm Evening Session
WITNESSED BY A CROWD:
Comments in England on the As
sassination of Dr. Cronin.
PILGRIMAGE OP THE SHAH OP PERSIA
The Prince of Naples in Search of a Bride
An Interesting Story About the Do
mestic Dilemma of tho Snltan of
Turkey Encland Hn No Good Words
for Bismarck Court Eilqnette as Laid
Dovrn In 1634 The Paris Exposition
Not Vet Half TJnpackrd-Jobu Bright'
Peculiar Will El Ulabdl a Mighty
Some of the scenes during the past week
in Parliament were very much like the clos-1
' ins days of a session of Congress. At one
time only three members were present for a
crowd of 500 American and other tourists
tc gaze upon. Le Caron, the spy, says Dr.
Cronin was murdered because he knew too
much and was liable to talk when he
shouldn't England is anxiously awaiting
the advent of the Shah of Persia. The
Paris Exposition is not yet half unpacked,
hut it is a big enough show to draw all
sightseers in Europe thither.
1ST CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London, May 25. Copyright. Par
liament is actually worth mentioning tbis
week from the fact that it has never before
been so dull which is saying a great deal.
"Wonderfully hot weather has set in. A
few members present have been busy repre
senting their constituents out on the
terraces of the house, where cooling drinks
are had. The average attendance after
question time has been 14, and last night at
one time there were only 3 members pres
ent. It was a comical sight to see SO per
spiring newspaper men in'the press gallery
and 500 hot Americans and others -in the
strangers' gallery watching three gloomy,
moist II. P.'s sitting idle.
Everybody LanchinE at Chnrchill.
A feature of current politics is the con
stant shrinkage in importance of little lord
, "" Randolph Churchill. The Tories begin to
laugh at poor Bandy, the public is paying
no attention to him, and be has fallen so
' low as to instruct his principal cup-bearer
to write to the Press Association protesting
'" against Salisbury's unfairness in not xnen-
Lj iioning him among the praiseworthy found-
ersof the Primrose .League. This league
Tin plain English, is an association of some,
high and mighty Tory dames and an enldess
crowd of scheming would-be society women,
banded together for the purpose of bullying
wretched tradesmen and other dependents
into casting Tory votes.
An Active Week lor Gladstone.
The Grand Old Man has had an active
week in spite of the heat. On Thursday he
was knocked down by a cab, ran after it,
caught it, and ut the driver in communi
cation with the police. He has made his
first visit to ths ?irnell Commission,listeued
to all O'Brien , Md, and irritated Sir James
Hannen by speaking loud, ordering things
around, andoeing generally contemptuous
of the court. It was noticed that Hannen
glowered but did not dare to bring himself
into a row with Gladstone by ordering him
to be quiet, which he is fond of doing to or
The sensation of the week in the commis
sion was the denial by O'Brien and Sulli
van that the Manchester martyrs were
guilty of murder or of anything but true
patriotism Justice Hannen, who had to
listen to this, was the man who as prosecut
ing counsel for the crown did most to secure
the hanging of the three martyrs, Allen,
Larkin and O'Brien. A significant thing
was the applause in an English court when
O'Brien declared these Irishmen innocent.
It shows a sudden change in English feel
ing. Hannen's threat to clear the court if
the people persisted in aDplanding the de
fense of murderers was natural but in bad
COURT ETIQUETTE IN 1624
A Set of Sales Laid Down to Prevent Gal
lants From MUbehavlr.E.
, rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, May 25. The rules of etiquette
laid down now .regarding court functions
are comical, but don't compare with the fol
lowing regulations which were prescribed
x by the Lord Chamberlain of 200 years ago,
for the benefit ol officers, many of them be
longing to noble families, when invited to
I dine with royal persons. They were to be
neatly dressed, with clean coats and boots,
and not enter the room in a "half
drunken condition. They were warned
pot to drink after each mouthful, as that
would make them drunk too soon, nor in
empty more than one goblet ior every two J
dishes. Thev were nnt (a nnt .ai. t.njv
In the plates nor their bones under the table,
nor to lick their fingers, wipe their nose on
the tablecloth, or drink so much as to make
themselves lall off chairs or unable to walk
These lire extracts from a guide carefully
drawn np for the guidance of officers and
gentlemen of noble families, which shows
that manners have improved since 1621.
HOW TO SPEND MONEY. RAPIDLY.
A Complete Spendthrift's Compendlnm to be
Issued bj an Expert.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, May 25. You have heard of
Bcnzon, more commonly known as Jubilee
Juggins, who has succeeded in spending a
fortune of several hundred thousand pounds
- in two years, and is about to write his
autobiography. The wort will be done by
a clever gallery reporter of the House o'f
Commons, whs took Benzon off to Brighton
for a week, and getting all the facts, agreed
to write the book and divide the profits.
f The book promises to sell well, which will
J&. , he cheerful news to the fat porter of the
At 4 Hotel de Paris at Monte Carlo. This gen-
y f tleman, who speaks 20 languages remark-
? ably badly, confided to me in February that
i Jie had trusted Mr. Benzon on account of
the number of his overcoats and leather
trunks, and that he sti J held his note for
KILLED TO KEEP STILL;
lie Caron Says Cronin Was Wardered Be-
cansa Dend Men Can't Tell. What
They Know He Wns" Too
Dangerous to Let LI Ye.
1BTCAULET0 THE DlrATCU.l
London-, May 25. The Cronin murder
has been eagerly taken up here and ex
ploited, particularly by the Times, as evi
dence of brutality and general corruption
among the Irish in America. The spy, Le
Caron, has bvS. interviewed concerning the
assassination of Dr. Cronin. It will be re
membered that upon the publication of Le
Caron's testimony before the Parnell Com
mission, Cronin charted Sullivati, who is
one of the men suspected of the murder, with
having obtained Le Caron's admission into
the Clan-na-Gael, and with putting him
into a position of trust. Toe spy considers
that the murder of Cronin is the result of
the charges made by him against Sullivan.
"You may say this, and I am willing to
have it published, that for some time past
threats have made against Cronin, and they
have been made in my presence not once,
but repeatedly threats of violence by the
Sullivan faction. There are men in the
Chicago organization who would unhesita
tingly kill any man if they thought it their
duty to do. so. They would not do it for
money, but if they thought it best for the
organization they would kill anybody they
were told to."
Le Caron said that he did not believe
Cronin would have "split" on Sullivan, but
that the doctor was known to possess in
formation of great value, and as he had said
so much that he should not have said it was
probably feared that he would say more.
He declared in conclusion:
"I am as positive that I know the men
who murdered Br. Cronin as I am that I am
sitticg here. I could name the leader of
the crime beyond question, but it would be
quite inexcusable for me to give names for
publication. Cronin's murder is only a
side light ot the organization in America,
and is quite in accord with the sentiments
and actions of the members of the revolu
Le Caron did not think that Cronin was
coming to London.
A PEIKCE IN SEARCH OP A BRIDE.
He Is an Italian, but Has Never Yet Visited
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.''
London, May 25. The Prince of Naples
is looking bra wi fe,and has difficulty in find
ing one. This is not so much because of a
fact, which is indisputable, that he person
ally amounts to nothing, but rather because
thoc whom he has been willing to marry
have been Roman Catholics. His father,
though a prosperous gentleman who has
done a lot for his country, is excommuni
cated for his lack of reverence to the Pope,
and the mothers of Catholic young women
do not look at that kind of a parri. It is
expected that the Prince, or rather
those who interest themselves in
him, will soon set about trying
to marry him over here to a Protestant with
no objections to excommnnications. She
would most probably be one of the Prince
of "Wales' daughters. The Italian Prince
is a very little man, who notices things very
carefully, bnt draws rather foolish conclu
sions. He does not look particularly mas
culine, looks younger than he is, tb'ough he
is very younc, is very proud of being a cap
tain, and fond of speaking of "we military
The tremendous receptions and politeness
that are being poured out upon King Hum
bert, the father of this young man in Ger
many, are being carefully iollowed in En
gland, with great delight in Italy, and with
deep disgust in France. The evident anxiety
of Germans, or in other words of Bismarck,
to tighten up the alliance with Italy, looks
very much as though the big three-headed
fighting machine, organized a year ago, is
expected to soon be put in active service.
NO GREAT NEED TO HURRT.
The Paris Exposition Not as Yet Quite Half
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, May 25. Paris, as seen by your
correspondent on Wednesday, was remark
ably active, had fine weather, and was al
together an attractive place. Americans,
however, need not hurry there. The Ex
position is not completely visible, for quite
half of it remains unpacked. It is open at
night and everyone goes there. The
disastrous effect on Paris restaurants and
theaters are scarcely to be exagger. ted the
restaurants empty,. and the waiters tearfully
relating to chance customers that they must
pav to be there and find no one to fleece.
The Paris Exposition causes indirect suf
fering here. The prices of salmon, lobsters,
etc., which should be very cheap now, are
kept tremendously high by the demands of
the Paris money-spending crowd, and when
Mrs. John Bull must pay 4 shillings tor a
lobster worth 9 pence she is irritated.
NO GOOD WORDS FOR BISMARCK.
The British Give Him No Credit for Good
Fcellnsr About Anything.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London, May 25. Poor Bismarck never
gets in England credit for sincerity or. good
feeling about anything. "When he took the
trouble to write an autograph letter con
gratulating Captain Murrell, of the Mis
souri, on his heroic conduct, saying that all
seafaring nations were proud ot his con
duct, it became necessary for the English
press to find some deep and wicked motive.
The conclusion was quickly reached that
his idea was to flatter his young master, the
Emperor, by establishing Germany's posi
tion as one of the seafaring nilions.
The latest bit of news about the great
German is that he has taken to playing sol
itaire, and has developed a wonderful abil
ity in beating all competitors, including
HIS TWO DEAD WITES REMEMBERED.
John Brlgbt's Will Incidentally Advertises
His Deceased Relatives.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
' London, May 25. John Bright's will
has been published. He leaves personal
property to the amount of 85,000, and
shows a strong desire to keep np his family
ties after death. Incidentally he strongly
recommends and advertises his deceased
relatives. One paragraph reads:
I desire to be buried Jn tbe little graveyard
attached to the Friends' meeting house at
Rochdale, alongside the crave of my late dear
wife. In that small plot of land are the graves
of my Grandmother, of my dear old aunt, Mar
garet Wood, ot my just and eenerous father
of my sainted mother, of my dear sister Sophia!
of my two brothers. William, who died in
childhood, and Benjamin, and of her who was
mv precious wife from the vear 1KB) tn th..-.
184L and of her who from the year 1847 to the
year 1S70 was the life and comfort of my home.
A POOR, DOWN-TRODDEN DE8P0T.
The Saltan of Turkey Not Raptor, In Spite of
nis 300 Wlvei.f
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, May 25. ThersT are endless
sides to the character of that poor, down
trodden despot, the Sultan oS Turkey. Now
we find, after having always thought his
one object in life was to get together as big
a collection of wives as possible, that he
really does not care about them, and would
like to discharge them ll if he could. This
fact is made known An connection with a
plotjust discovered in the palace at Con-
stantinople. The women, it seems, tired of
getting fat in monotonous luxury, had or
ganized a plot to depose the Snltan. Just
how this was to be accomplished by young
women sitting around on cushions in
pointed slippers and loose trousers does not
appear, but it seems that they were seri
ous. There will probably be some private bow
stringing, and some poor young women will
never see their families any more. The
Sultan has expressed a pettish regret that he
cannot bow-string all these people and save
money, for he only wants one wife, and yet
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is uuugcu bu ruu mo c&pense oi ouv, nuu
have to have all they want, and require ex
pensive, treacherous eunuchs -to look after
them. The Sultan, in one way and another,
appears to have as many worries as most
A HGUBE OF INTEREST.
The Shah of Persia Creatine Considerable
Excitement in His Filrlmage En
gland Hoping He Has Improved
Somewhat in His Manners.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, May 25. An interesting figure
on the horizon is the degenerate occupant of
the throne oi Darius, Naser-Ed-Din, Shah
of Persia, called by himsell and friends the
Light of the Lion and the Sun, who is trav
eling gradually toward this town. Russia
has been lately entertaining him in a most
gorgeous fashion, and incidentally frighten
ing his poor Majesty as much as possible.
Thousands of Cossacks and endless troops
of all kinds have been made to parade be
fore him ever since he crossed the Russian
frontier, and Thursday night, when he
dined at the right hand of the Russian Em
press, and the Emperor rose to drink his
health, 21 guns were let off from near at
hand, to impress him with his gloomy sur
roundings. The Shah does not seem to like it very
much, and it looks as though he must have
fixed bis astrologers, who insisted that the
Shah should only spend 25 days in England
and should sail home as soon as possible.
"When he gets here he will' go about a ereat
deal, and all at the expense ol this country,
which is striving with- Russia as to which
shall win his affections and ultimately his
territory. The Queen is supposed to pay
for him and his 60 attendants while he is in
London and the Foreign Office will supply
the monev for his journeyings about out
Fashionable London is waiting anxiously
to see what his Persian Majesty will be like
when be comes over this time, and whether
he will have learned any manners. His
conduct ,when last here would not make
pleasant reading.but it is thought that Ralph
Neville, a very decent young Englishman,
who is acting as bear leader to the Lord of
the Lion and the Sun, will have given him
some hints. It is known positively that he
has taught his Majesty to wear patent
leather boots. If his Majesty goes on wear
ing them with his unaccustomed feet, in the
hot weather we are to have here, it may be
uncomfortable for Mr. Neville when 'they
both get back to Persia together.
A MIGHTI SMALL INDIVIDUAL.
One of ElMnhdl's Letters Lets Light In on
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, May 25. A paragraph was
printed some time ago, telling how EI
Mahdi had sent a letter to Queen Victoria,
which was sent back by Her Majesty be
cause of its impolite tone. A copy of the
letter has been sent to your London office
from Cairo. The following is a translation
of part of it, which shows that the Mahdi,
Who recently, by the way, has been making
strateeic movements to the rear with great
agility, does not know how small an indi
vidual he is, by very long odds. The letter
In the name of God Most High, Mighty. Merci
ful and Compassionate, and Mahomed, His
Prophet, from his successor most faithful.
Abdul Allah Talcha, to Slalaka, Queen Victoria
This is the second letter I have written you.
We hear you are held in high reputation
among your servants and subjects, and we are
pleased that on all sides we have received good
report of you We therefore counsel you, in
an amicable manner, at once to embrace the
true faith. In that case be assured of our sin
cere friendship, and be certain that you may
rely bn our support and assistance on all occa
sions. But we recommend you at once to with
draw your forces from the land of Egypt, lest
they be destroyed bj us, with all unbelievers
and infideU who remain disobedient to our
mandate. Behold, we come quickly, with Im
mense armies, to punish tbe obstinate. Those
that are disobedient will be utterly swept
away, bnt we shall be merciful to all those
who recant their errors and embrace the true
Then follows an enormous quantity of the
most niter bosh, but it is not insulting, like
the. Mahdi's letter to the Khedive. The
latter is warned in the most arrogant style
that he is getting his last chance. El
Mahdi regrets he should have had to write
to the Khedive again on the same subject,
and is astonished his last letter was not an
swered. "I pity you," concludes Mahdi,
"in that hour when I come upon you."
Roth letters have been returned.
GAMBLING AS A SOCIETI REQUISITE.
Respectable People Charted With Steering
Yonns- Men Against tbe Game.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
London, Mav25. A man well known in
London has written a letter to the papers.
signed "Paterfamilias," denouncing cer
tain of the individuals who were recently
caught at the Field Gambling Club, with
Lord Dudley, Lord Lurgan and others, and
taken off to the lockup. These persons,
though usually looked upon as respectable
members of society, he declares are engaged
iu the business of steering young men into
expensive gamming, sometimes with the
aid of their oretty wives, and then turning
them over to money-lenders.
The same paterfamilias has written to
your London office giving the names and
addresses of these people, who are very well
known in London. If it is possible to prove
the chatges, their names will be printed and
an interesting story will result.
ON A TOUR OP INSPECTION.
The Prince ot Wales' Eldest Hopeful Won
dering if He Likes Ireland.
I8T CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
LONDON, May 25. His Eoyal Highness,
the oldest son of the Prince of "Wales, has
been trotting about Ireland, receiving pa
triotic and loyal addresses , and speeches
from unpatriotic Irishmen, and it is thought
just possible that he has been looking
around to see whether he could stand trointr
I over on a large salary to supply the press
ing aemana ior a viceroy.
THEI RESISTED ARREST.
A Portion of tbe Robbers of Paymaster
Wham Are In Durance Vile.
TUCSON, Aeiz., May 25. "William
"Webb, Edward Fallett and "Walter Fallett
were arrested jesterday after some resist
ance by Deputy Marshal and Deputy
Sheriff of Graham county, on the charge of
assisting In the robbery of Paymaster
"Wham. They were taken to Ft. Thomas
and put in the guard house, but have not
yet been brought up for identification by
members of the escort.
Seabird, alias "Bud" Henderson, who is
supposed to be the leader of the robbers,
was arrested at Globe, Arir. T., last night,
by Lieutenant Dade and a troop ot cavalry,
assisted by Indian scouts. Another man
named Powers is also implicated, and will
probably soon be arrested. Henderson was
seat to Ft. Thomas to-day.
PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1889.
BE0KE UP THE BANK
A Scranton Sayings Institution So
ponds -and Closes Its Doors.
THE CASHIER AT ONCE ARRESTED,
Charged With Embezzling Somewhere
From 100,000 to $250,000.
EXCITEMENT AMONG THE -DEPOSITORS.
The Suspected Han Prominent in Eelljions and
George A. Jessup,- the cashier of the
Scranton City Bank was arrested yesterday,
charged with embezzlement of that institu
tion's funds. It is claimed that 5135,000 of
the bank's money is missing, at least, and
the losses may amount to a quarter of a
million. Mr. Jessup. was prominent in
many business enterprises in Scranton, and
was an officer in the Second Presbyterian
Church. The bank was compelled to close
its doors and an assignee was appointed.
rSfUCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Scranton, May 25. A great sensation
was caused in business and financial circles'
late this afternoon, when the announcement
was made that the Scranton City Bank was
embarrassed. Soon a large crowd of depos
itors gathered around the doors of the bank,
and for a time considerable excitement pre
vailed. Only those intimately connected with tbe
inner workings ot the institution suspected
its unsoundness, and the announcement of
its impending failure fell like a thunder
clap among its friends and depositors, lhe
cause of the bank's embarrassment is the
reckless handling of its funds by Cashier
Jessup, whose accounts, after a two day's
investigation, are short $135,000.
Owing to Jcssup's repeated absence from
the bank, the books of the concern are be
hind, and it is feared that when the ac
countant who is now going over the books
completes his work, Jcssup's defalcation
may reach $250,000.
the cat out or the bag.
At the close of the banking hours to-day
a hurried meeting of the directors was held
at the Scranton House, when it was decided
to bring the business of the bank to a close
for the present, until such time as there
should be a thorough overhauling of its af
fairs and adjustment of Cashier Jessop's ac
counts. A reporter for a local paper di
vined the reason for this singular meeting,
and at once proceeded to interview one ot
the directors, when the true story came out.
The directors decided that radical meas
ures should be instituted to protect the de
positors, and accordingly Jessup's arrest
was ordered by the board. Charles Tropp,
chic of the directors, then went before Justice
Soeslcr and swore outa warrant for Jessup's
arrest. The information sworn out by him,
and upon which the warrant was issued,
declared "one George A. Jessup did feloni
ously abstract and embezzle from the Scran
ton City Bank various sums of money
amounting to at least $100,000.
CASBIKB JESSUP ABBESTED.
The warrant was placed in the hands of
Officer Bideeway. with instructions to ar
rest Jessup without delay. At .precisely i
o clock the omcer arrested .jessup in tbe
bank building, in the presence ot the Board
of Directors, who had adjourned to that
place from the Scranton House. Jessup was
evidently laboring under great excitement,
and seemed to feel keenly his position. He
asked for time to arrange his papers at the
bank, and the officer waited for him to
At a meeting of the directors, held soon
after the arrest, it was decided to close the
bank for the present and place it in the
hands of an assignee.
A director of the bank, who was seen this
evening by The Dispatch correspondent,
stated that tbe defalcation was due to Jes
sup's extravagant style of living, his specu
lation in unprofitable coal lands, and vari
ous ventures that took large sums of money
withont yielding a return. Jessup's bond
to the bank in the sum of $25,000 was
signed by his father-in-law, Albert Beards
ley, of Susquehanna county, and his broth
er, Judge Jessup, of tbis city.
BOUND OVER TO COUBT.
"When Jessup was taken before the just
ice he gave bail for his appearance at court
in the sum of $25,000. Dr, B. H. Throop,
President ot the bank, becoming his bonds
man. Suspicion first fell when it was
learned that J. E. Payfair, of the Forest
House, at the time of his failure, about
three weeks ago, owed the bank $6,000, for
which amount the only security was a
life insurance policy. Later on evidences
of careless financiering were observed, and
two days ago it was decided to call in an ex
pert accountant and go over Jessup's ac
counts. The discoveries he made astounded
the directors, and hence their actions of to
day. The Scranton City Bank was incorporated
as a savings institution in 1872. It suc
ceeded the Germania Bank, and fell heir to
that concern's business, which was largely
with "thrifty German laborers and wealthy
capitalists. The capital stock of the
bank to-day is $100,000, and the deposits
nearly $1,000,000. Mr. Jessup has been
cashier and Vice President of the bank for
about six years. He is about 55 years of
age, and is a member of one of the most
prominent families in Northeastern Penn
sylvania, being a brother of Judge Jessup,
who is one of the leading members of the bar
in this State.
HE WAS A HIGHUVEB.
Jessup lived in handsome style in a beau
tiful house on Quincy avenue, the aristo
cratic thoroughfare of Scranton. He owned
fine horses and carriages, was admitted to
the charmed circle of the upper-ten of the
town, and was an officer in the Second
Presbyterian Church. He was also
a prominent member of the Bicycle
Club of this city. President of tbe
Pennsylvania State League of American
"Wheelmen, and "Vice President of the
National Association. He has two children,
girls, of about 12 and 15 years each. For
several years he has been prominent in Re
publican politics, and two years ago was the
candidate ot that party for City Con
troller. According to the face of the re
turns he was elected, but a judicial
investigation showed that an election board
in one ot the districts had been bought up,
and that tbe most glaring frauds had been
perpetrated, votes having been cast for men
whose names were taken from tombstones in
the cemeteries iu the city, and his Demo
cratic opponent was given the office.
THE COUNTT SLIGHTLY CAUGHT.
The bank of which Jessup was cashier
was uenommateu oy tne uity Councils one
of the depositories for city funds, but on
April 1, when the Democratic Treasurer
was inducted into office, he promptly with
dr:w irom the bank money belonging
to the city and amounting to $187,
000. The County Treasurer also placed
$75,000 in the custody of the bank, but fbr
some time past his suspicions had been
aronsed, and he drew the money ont in
small sums, but $5,000 yet remains. This
morning he drew $2,000 lrom the bank.
A lew minutes before the&ank closed this
afternoon, it is asserted that a woman made
a deposit ot $55. Her bank book, beine
filled with entries, the obliging clerk madej
out a new dook ior cer and accepted her de
posit Many bminua men made their usual
deposits to-day, and they were received by
the bank's clerks, who never displayed the
least indication of the bank's rocky condi
tion. Among the institutions that are known to
have lost heavily by the failure of the City
Bank are the Germania and Harmony
Building and Loan Associations and Schil
ler Lodge, F. and A. M., all of which or
ganizations had placed their funds in the
TWfirrri -mr-pnwnwTi TPW.
"When The Dispatch correspondent
sought Mr. Jessup at his residence this
evening that gentleman couldn t be seen,
and the impression was given out that he
was indisposed. The directors of the bank
held a meeting at 8 o'clock in the banking
rooms, and appointed Joseph H. G ouster, a
large stockholder and former cashier of the
bank, as assignee.
Mr. Jessup, the defaulting cashier, was a
director of the Scranton, Carbondaie and
Ontario Railway, the Crosstown Street
Railway Company and the Scranton
Illuminating, Heat and Power Company.
Mr. Jessup furnishes the local papers a
card denying that he has" embezzled or made
illegal use oi the bank's money. He says
that if it is decided that he is liable to the
bank for a certain sum of money he is in
possession of .property which will make -I
good the deficiency.
THE BEOEM BANK.
New Haven's Institution Is Trying to Re
cover lis Lost Boodle Several Ar
rests Made, bnt the Parties
Are Released onBall
New Haven, May 25, The irregulari
ties at the Merchants' National Bank, dis
covered by Bank Examiner Cooley, still
continue to be the sensation of the day.
The bank officials are still very re
ticent and positively decline to give
out the names of those merchants who
have benefited by the dishonest note dis
counting practice. This action has created
the impression that they are shielding
prominent business men who have been in
collusion with Cashier Bradlev and Teller
Palmer. Tbe bank officials now admit that
the loss will be fully $50,000 and may possi
bly eat up their entire surplus of $100,000.
The feeling is spreading that tbe bank is
crippled worse than it cares to acknowl
edge, but the actual amount will not be
known until the bank has exhausted all
means ot recovery by attaching thp property
of the implicated parties. "With tbe excep
tion ol $17,000 worth of notes discounted for
John Ej Bassett, the hardware merchant,
the public is completely at sea as to who
have been benefited by the crooked work.
The bank officials have taken no steps to
proceed criminally against the accused, so
the bank examiner tnrne'd the matter over
to District Attorney Sill, of Hartford.
"Warrants were at once issued and this
afternoon Marshal Loveioy arrested Bassett,
charging him with aiding and abetting Pal
mer in the embezzlement of the bank's
funds. Bail was fixed at $3,000, which was
furnished. "When Mr. Bassett returned to
his store he found a Sheriff in waiting who
attached the store and stock and real estate
to the amount of $50,000, at the instance of
the bank. Marshal Lovejoy next arrested
Cashier John C. Bradley on a warrant
charging him with falsely swearing to
fraudulent financial statements of the
bank's condition in the reports recently for
warded to the Controller. Bail was fixed at
$3,000, which was furnished.
The Marshal then visited Teller Palmer's
house and arrested him on a warrant charg
ing him with certifying a check for $1,600
on the Merchants' Bank, and declaring at
the time of certification that money was on
deposit at the bank sufficient to cover the
THE WAI THE MONET GOES.
Appropriation Bills Aggregating Nearly
81,000,000 Signed by the Governor.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
HAEEISBUKG, May 25. The Governor
to-day approved 27 bills, making 295 to
which he has attached his signature during
the session of the Legislature and since
its . adjournment. Of tbe acts which
he signed to-day 20 make appropria
tion's in the aggregate of $922,872 79.
To normal schools alone, which were
expected to be self-sustaining soon after
their establishment, $325,000 are allowed by
five hills approved. One of these appropri
ates S180.000 to the 12 schools in
the State, one gives $85,000 to re
build the Central Normal School at
Lock Haven, destroved by fire last
year; one appropriates $25,000 to the school
at Clarion, another $15,000 to tbat at Edin
boro, Erie county, and another $20,000 to
tbat at Slipperyrock, Butler county. A bill
was also approved appropriating $1,000 to
build a monument in Cumberland county
to tbe memory of William Denning, who
made cannon for tbe Revolutionarv army.
Among other items are the following:
Huntingdqn Reformatory, $177,500; Penn
sylvania Training School for Feeble Minded
Children, $207,000; militarv claims due
Pennsylvania soldiers, $15,000; Georee B.
McClelland Association, Philadelphia,
$5,000; Children's Aid Society, "Westmore
land conntv. 5.000. '
The Governor also signed bills for the ad
justment ot the claim of Barbara Gibson, of
McKeesport, for $300 for armory rent, and'
that ot Mrs. ltzabetn rloyt, ot Greenville,
Mercer county, tor $425 15, erroneously paid
THE GOLD FIND IN DAKOTA.
It Is Asserted to bea Veritable One, and tho
People are Excited.
Gaby, Dae., May 25. The gold discov
ery is no hoax. Nearly the whole male
population has been out prospecting, and
in every instance gold has been found in
the bed of the Lacqui Parle and on the
bluffs on either side. The dust is taken out
within six inches of the surface, and for
over a mile along the stream.
Companies have been formed for thorough
investigation, and the work is being pushed
as fast as possible. Several claims have
been taken by outside parties, and options
are being taken on all land in the vicinity.
FIVE PERSONS DROWNED.
They Were Crossing tbe River In a Boat to
.Attend a Matinee.
Memphis, May 25. A skiff containing
three men and two ladies was caught in a
wind and rain storm this afternoon, while
crossing the river just south of this city,
and capsized. All the occupants were
d-owned. They were crossing from "West
Memphis to Jackson Mound Park to attend
a matinee concert.
It is impossible to learn their names
owing to the inclement weather' which has
prevailed since the accident occurred.
American Engineers Go Abroad.
New York, May 25. The City of Rich
mond, of the Inman line, left here for Liv
erpool this afternoon, having among her
passengers 150 members of the American
Society of Mechanical and Mining Engi
neers, on a ioint excursion. The members
are principally from this citr, Massachu
setts, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Tennessee.
Man Dead and Money Gone.
Kansas City, May 25. Solomon "Wag
ner, a wealthy cattleman of this county,
went down to the Creek Nation several
weeks ago with $800 with which to buy
cattle. To-day his body was found in the
Arkansas river. Tb.e money was gone and
it is supposed that he was murdered,
ONE DETECTIVE IK IT.
The First Arrest of the Chicago
Police a Member of the Force,
MAYOR CREIGER TAKES A HAHD.
P" is ueiermmea iq jjiscoto us Assassins
of Dr. Cronin.
THE CRIME CLEARLY PREMEDITATED.
ExtensiTs ArrasffemenU Hide for the funeral, ta
laxs Place It-Day.
The latest evidence shows that the murder
of Cronin was arranged lor months ahead. A
sensation was caused by the statement that a
detective is implicated in the tragedy. He
has been placed under arrest, and is unable
to make a satisfactory explanation of the
circumstances against him. Mayor Creiger
is taking measures to probe the matter to
the very bottom.
Chicago, May 25. Events were broNight
to light this evening showing that the ar
langements for the Cronin tragedy were ap
parently begun as early as FeDruary 1. At
that date a person corresponding to the de
scription of the man who subsequently
rented the Carlson cottage opened negotia
tions for a room directly across the street
from Cronin's office down town, in the Op
era House block.
The room sought for was the one which
affords the best possible view from that di
rection into Cronin's office windows. In
order to get the room it was necessary to
rent the whole floor, the agents for the
building refusing to deal for a single apart
ment. The whole floor was rented. In the
room was placed furniture similar to that
found in the cottage.
The furniture was removed about March
20, about the date when furniture was
brought first to the cottage. The furniture,
it has become well known, was purchased
of A. H. Revielle & Co., but not until tbis
evening was it learned that the hill ol
goods bought from Reivelle included the
identical trunk which has since cut such a
figure in the case.
The purchaser insisted on having an ex
tra heavy strap go with tbe trunk, and
though an unusually thick strap was fur
nished, he afterward returned and got in
place ot the original strap one made to or
der. The man volunteered the information
that the heavy strap furnished first would
not be sufficient to hold what be proposed to
put in the trunk.
A free examination of the Carlson cot
tage interior was permitted to-day for the
first time. A fearful sight it was. Only
vague bints of the horrors bave heretofore
been made pnblic. On the south wall of the
cottage parlor great splotches of blood, and
hair adhering thereto, could be seen.
A terrible struggle had taken place in the
rooms. A castor on the front leg of the
wasbstand and one on the front leg of the
dressing case had been broken off and are
missing. The armrest on the ordinary cane
bottomed rocking chair was also broken and
the pieces left strewn on the floor. The
blood spattered about the floor shows plainly,
notwithstanding, the bungling overlayer of
paint,thatDr. Cronin was not killed or even
rendered helpless by the first; blow he
received." - "
A I-EAEFUL STBUGGLE-
There is eVery indication that the Doctor
was struck first as he endeavored to cross
the parlor floor to the next room, where
stood the bed. This blow threw the Doctor
to the floor, It would seem, and forced his
head against the wall. The greatest splotch
of blood, as large and shaped something
like a palm leafed fan, is but an inch above
the base, board. Above this, about a foot,
are a number of squirts of dried blood and
hair,, resulting, perhaps, from a second
blow, or came from the concussion of the
wounded head against tbe base board. That
the Doctor had succeeded in getting to his
feet in some manner is evidenced by the ap
pearance of the floor and the broken lurni
ture. The bed in the house was apparently
never used to any appreciable extent. The
quilts, a greenish one and another of a red
color, are brand new, and have the peculiar
stiff rustling common to cheap comforters.
No sheets, it would seem, were ever on the
mattress and no pillow cases ever on the
pillows. The quilts and pillows are piled
on the bed as they might bave been when
thrown there at the time tbe bed was put up.
The few footprints of paint and blood in
side the bedroom are near the door, as
though the person making them stepped in
but tor a moment. The china water pitcher
and bowl are still dusty, as if but just
brought from the store where purchased.
On the sides of the bowl there are bloody
finger prints made when the bowl was
shoved to one side by the red-handed as
sassin. The murderer or murderers washed them
selves at a sink in the kitchen on the same
floor. The blood on the front steps re
sembles the leakage from the trunk as it
was being dragged out to the vehicle in
waiting. There are also some finger marks
on the pickets of the fence. These marks
seem to have been the result of rubbing tbe
fingers on them to take off the blood got in
handling the trunk, or else when lifting the
trunk out of tbe yard the person grabbed
hold to steady himself under the horrible
A sensation was caused by a statement
implicating a member of the Chicago police
force in the taking off of Dr. Cronin. The
officer in question is Detective Daniel
Coughlin. Tbe story published is to the
effect that upon the morning of tbe day on
which Dr. Cronin disappeared Coughlinten
gaged at a livery stable not far from where
Dr. Cronin lived a horse and bugey, which
he said a friend of his would call for that
The man did call and was given a white
horse, similar to the one attached to the
buggy in which Cronin was decoyed away,
and the time of going and the description of
tbe man correspond minutely both with the
time when the man came for Dr. Cronin
and with the appearance of the man him
self. Coughlin subsequently cautioned the
livery stable keeper to say nothing about
Force is added to these revelations from
the fact that Coughlin was a member of one
or more societies of which Cronin was a
member and that they were enemies. Can-
tain Schaack, under whose orders Detective
Coughlin acts, says that when the livery
stable keeper told him the story he at once
called Coughlin to account; that Coughlin
told him that he bad hired the rig for a
friend of his, who lived in Northern Michi
gan, near where Coughlin's people lived,
and who had come to Chicago to see the
Captain Schaacksays thathe then directed
Detectives Coughlin and Whalen to go oat
and find this man; that they went out and
soon afterward reported that they had fonnd
him, and that he had given a satisfactory
account of himself.
THE MAYOR TAKES A HAND.
Mayor Creiger took hold of the Cronin
case to-day personally. During tbe course
of a two hours' conference on his part with
Superintendent of Police Hubbard and
Corporation Counsel Hutchinson, the Mayor
One thing I want to Impress upon you, and j
that is that extraordlnarv efforts are to be
made to uncover this hideous plot. It is a
stain upon our city to have such a terrible
crime committed withont the nemetrators be
ing apprehended and brousht to jJStlce.
Don't understand me to criticise the work
or the department in this matter when I
say that tbe present efforts must be doubled.
Let us be over zealous rather than not active
enough. Every clue, however slight, must be
followed up, and when there is suspicion bang
ing over a man of complicity, and where
there is a doubt whether severe action should
be taken, take advantaee of tbe doubt and act.
I would rather be in tbe wrong 19 times In a
case of importance like this than give the mur
derers a chance to escape. There should be no
scarcity of good men at work, even if other
wur& uas 10 oe negiecieo.
The possible connection of Coughlin with
the case was taken up and Superintendent
Hubbard explained the result of his inter
view with the detective, and his explana
tion of the white horse episode. "Have
Detective Coughlin .brought in again," said
tho Mayor; "I want to talk to him. I want
to ask him some questions which I propose
he shall answer at once to clear away this
mystery. If he does not we jnust act
COUGBXIN ON THE BACK.
Pending Couehlin's appearance, the Sup
erintendent of Police personally visited Dr.
Cronin's office in the Opera House block,
and also his late apartments in the Conklin
residence. Men were placed in charge to
see that no one meddled with any of the
murdered man's belongings. JJetective
Coughlin was brought down to the Super
intendent's office at 4:30 p. m., Mayor
Cregier being present,
xne conference lasted over two hours.
Coughlin was allowed to tell his story and
then he was taken in charge by the Mayor
and corporation counsel. He stood their
fire of questions for a while with a fair de
gree of self-possession. Then it is reported
that he became flurried and nervous, but
said nothing that could be used against
"When the conference broke np at 6:30 the
lips of all the parties were sealed. They
walked out and hurriedly left the building.
Coughlin left the room with Lieutenant of
Detectives Elliott He stood in the hall a
minute or two talking with Lieutenant El
liott, and then he was turned over to De
Coughlin and Flynn walked away to
gether carelessly, but Coughlin was a pris
oner. He was taken to a station and locked
up. The description which Liveryman
Dinan now gives'of the man who hired his
white horse the night of May 4, and the de
scription Captain Schaack says he first re
ported the latter to him, are as far apart as
iight and darkness. The discrepancy was
brought to light when a reporter asked the
Captain yesterday why it was he had not
had Detective Coughlin's Michigan friend
arrested if it would have been such an easy
"Why he was not the man who drove Dr.
Cronin away that night," protested the
Captain with some excitement. "He was
not anything like him. The description
Dinan gave me of the man does not tally at
all with that Mrs. Conklin gives of the man
she saw driving Dr. Cronin away. Just let
me read my notes of what both told me."
According to them Dinan had described
the man who hired hishorse as follows: "He
was about five feet four inches high, not
very heavv. had a reddish mustache and
stubby beard as though he had not shaved
for a week, and wore a shabby light gray
overcoat. He looked like a working man.
He had on a stiff hat and was cross-eyed.
His eyes were light in color and his com
plexion also light."
A LITTLE DITFEBENCB.
"Now how could a man with such appear
ance," asked the Captain, "be mistaken for
the one described by Mrs, Conklin? The
man she saw had a dark overcoat, a slouch
hat drawn down over his face, a black mus
tache and dark eyes. She noticed his eyes
particularly you see, and if he bad been
cross-eyed, she would not failed to 'have
The description Dinan now gives of de
tective Coughlin's friend, however, tallies
verv closely with that given by Mrs. Conklin,
and is widely different from the notes
Captain Schaack took of his first statement.
Dr. Cronin's body was not removed from
the undertaking rooms to the First Cavalry
Armory until after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The delay was caused in tbe first place by
the fact that a casket had not been received
nor the body prepared, and when they were
ready the platform on' which the'easket was
to rest at the armory had not been com
pleted. FUNEBAL ABBANGEMENTS.
Mr. and Mrs. Conklin called at Bierren
& Carroll's office in tbe morning to select a
coffinrchoosing a handsomely ornamented,
extension bar handle metallic casket. At
their request a plate was engraved with the
followine inscription: "Philip Patrick
Henrv Cronin, born April 7, 1846; died May
Mrs. Conkling had not seen the face of
her dead friend since the body was discov
ered, and at her request the box was opened
and tbe features nncovered. She gazed at
them closely tor a moment, but without any
traces of emotion, onlv savinir as she turned
away that she recognized the tody beyond a
doubt as tbat of Dr. Cronin.
The casket is a very heavy one, and with
the body weighs over 600 pounds. "Word
was sent from the Armory at 4 o'clock that
everything was in readiness, and Mr. Car
roll started with the remains at once, the
hearse being followed by a single coach.
Tbe funeral to-morrow will be attended by
an immense concourse ot people.
CONTESTS OF THIS ISSUE.
A Great Vnrletr or Interesting: Matter, In
. dezed for Knpld Headers.
Twenty pages this morning, filled with the
news of America and Europe and the writings
of the best authors. In the first part will be
found the latest telegraphic and local news.
The miscellaneous matter is distributed as
Part II Paces 9 ta 16.
Pagt 3- -
A Laad of Poverty. FnAirk G. CABPErrxn
Inner Court Life Mes. Alexander
A Famous Swindler.. ..Spictal COEresi-osdznt
The Beaaty Prize Claba Belli
A Visit to Mexico. L. B. France
The Poet Browning-... Olive Westox
A Spanish Opera lilliax Spencer
The Lord's Money BEV, Gxosox Honoss
A illseuated OMaboman SOOXXB,
Etiquette, G- A. E. Notes,
Society News, National Guard,
Theatrical, Among-the Artists.
Financial and Commercial.
The New Power House.
becret Society News.
Sportlnjr Kevlew Pbhiglz
Baseball Games Special Correspondents
Indianapolis Club J.'B. F.
-Worth Fighting-For. JOHN Hoz
Wealthy Turf Men. Frank A. Burnt
Everyday Science Stamt -Wbixeii
Cooks and Cookery E.W. Babtlitt
Amusement Notices and New Advertisements.
Part HI. Pages 17 to SO.
In Central Park Bill Nye
Poe's Famous Fight .STArr CORRESPONDENT
Metamorphosis (fourth Installment)
A Day In "Versailles HENRY Hatnie
From a Stage Boor. Shirley Dare
King Odrlek's Oath E. H. HKINWcns
Biding on tbe Ball ANONYMOUS
Bandar Thoughts A Clergyman
The Fireside Sphinx E. K. CHADBOUEN
Buried In Flowers Frank Fern
Writing for Profit ....MilWnT. Adkins
One Century Ahead .T.VT. Chapman
A Fortune la aTann .,.. ,l L, B. Al.
TWENTY PAGES. '
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ANOTHEkSlL OK THE POTOMAC.
Ha Tas.te3 the Pleasures of a Sybarite oa
Mr. Wanamaker'a Fine Yacht.
THE SABBATH TO BB BEST A LITTLE.
Gen. Harrison Eelaxes Somewbat His Strict Ideas a
to Sunday Beit.
President Harrison slipped away from
the horde of officeseekers again yesterday.
He took another sail on the Potomac. This
time the vessel that bore him wasn't a Gov
ernment cruiser, but the jannt cost the
President just as little, for Postmaster Gen
eral "Wanamaker owns the yacht and stands
all expenses, though he wouldn't accom
pany the party becanse part of the time it
spends on the picnic will be Sunday.
rSPECIAL TXLEOB.Hr TO TITJE DISPATCH.
"Washington, May 25. The President
smiled an unusual sweetness upon all the
callers to-day, for he knew, though few
others did, that early in the afternoon ha
would skip away from everybody for an
other sail down the river .and another sniff
of salt water. Those who associate with
Mr. Harrison assert that he is developing a
taste for leisure and luxury never before
suspected of lurking in his supposed
Puritanic character, and tbat these river .
jaunts, attended by sybaritic luxury and yet 1
wholly inexpensive to him, are the fruition
of his dreams of long ago, which never
seemed possible of realization.
There were only a few callers during tha
calling hours, and they were of the unof
ficial and nnbusiness type, such as the col
umns of the Court Journal vastly prefers
before tbe miserable plebeian office seeker.
HELP ED TO KEEP OFF BOBZS.
Several aristocratic sons of the sunny
South; such as Senator Beck, Bepresentative
McCreery, and a number of Southern ladies
called, and assisted to pass the time pleas
antly, and exclude less agreeable visitors,
until the hour arrived when His Excellency
was to attempt to pass incognito from his
palace to his yacht.
It was a "stag" party on this occasion.
There was to be a good old time, and ladies
were tabooed. The party consisted of
President Harrison, his old law partner,
Attorney General Miller, Bepresentative
Anderson, of Kansas, General George B.
"Williams, Private Secretary Halford and
two or three others not of official note.
At about 2 o'clock tho party boarded
Postmaster General "Wanamaker s new, se
ductive and "giddy steam yatcht, the "Best
less," and tbe Postmaster" General's picked
crew got the trim little vessel under way at
once and steamed swiftly down tho river.
The distinguished owner did not accom
pany the party. The President could
GO ON A SUNDAY TOU
if he would, but as for tbe Postmaster Gen
eral, no consideration oi pleasure could
take him lrom his beloved Sunday school,
and so while Mr. Harrison was steaming
down the broad Potomao with a fine iij
ported Havana between his -teetn, 'jlr.
Wanamaker was being whirled to the
Quaker City, studying his Sunday school
lesson on the war.
Mr. Wanamaker's new yacht is a very
renned little auair, not so magnificent as
Jay Gould's Atalanta. It is about 125 feet
long and 20 feet beam, with the most lux
urious little cabin and the nicest promenade
deck that could be devised quite the
proper caper" for a drygoods Sunday school
millionaire, bnt much too modest for s rail
way and telegraph kine with 200,000,000
at his command. It is, however, looked
upon as somewhat of a rebuke to tbe levity
and liberality of the President that Mr.
"Wanamaker sbonld refuse to be one of the
party for pnrely Sunday school reasons.
NO TALE OF BEXUB2HNG.
Not one of the party would say when the
return voyage would be made, but as the
President'promised yesterday that he would
attend memorial services at tbe Metropoli
tan uuuku w-uiuriuff eveuing, ifc is to De
presumed the yacht will steam 'out the har
bor in time for his excellency to catch the
first prayer. Since Mr. Harrison "refused to
permit his special train to start for the New
York centennial until after the midnight
chimes had marked the end of Sunday, he
has abrogated that rigid Sunday law, and
on at least one occasion, and one when Mrs.
Harrison accompanied him, he indulged la
a Sunday sail, leaving for Fortress Monroe
at 5 o'clock Sunday aiternoon.
"While the extreme advocators of Sunday
observance, who are making great efforts to
impress their convictions on the District of
Columbia, are much pained at tbis new
departure of the President. On the other
hand, there is a very numerous liberal class,
that crowds the theaters on Sundav evening
to hear the lectures of Colonel Bob Ingersoll,
which is rejoiced tbat Mr.Harrison is
from his Scotch Presbyterian leading
strings at so rapid a rate. The fashionables
people are also greatly encouraged to think
that the President may go so far as to re
vive the days of Arthur, the maenificeut.
when no luxury was too much for the at
mosphere of the "White House.
The fact that the President goes without
his family is also pointed to as an evidence
of progress from the old.fashioned domes
ticity of a country village like Indianap
olis, and a belief was expressed by a promi
nent clubi man this evening that next
antnmn wolkld see Mr. Harrison ernMnnn
try on a bloo&'ed hunter after the hounds,
and in company with the most Errgiun. of
tbe associates 6f Sir Julian Pauncefote.
' The cool weather of the past week has
caused the ladiesW the "White House to be
somewhat indifferent in regard to their de-
Sarture for the (mountains ftr theuieighbor
ood of Deer Park. Mrs. Harrison Tin,
SPENT THE "WEEK: SHOPPING,
visiting milliners and modistes, and has ap
parently made little progress toward actual
departure. Moreover, she has been attempt
ing to contrive some means for continuing
her china painting and burning, of which
she is passionately fond, and which would ,
be more feasible in a country place than in
the cramped and crowded precincts of the
"White House. The certainty of a rush of.
visitors wherever the family goes is the ob
stacle in the way, and will doubtless lead
to tbe abandonment of further art work un
til the whirligigjof time brings in another
administration in 1893 and retires the Har
rison family to the private life that is so
gratifying to them.
6E0B6E STICKS TO HIS TEXT.
The Great Free Trader Always Ready te
Get in Hi Work.
London, May 25. Captain Murrell, of
the steamer Missouri, who rescued the pas
sengers and crew of the Danmark, paid a
visit to-day to Colclfister, his native place,
and was given a mostenthnsiastic reception
by the citizens. This evening a banquet
was given in honor of tbe Captain, at which
Mr. Henry George, on behalf of American
friends, presented him with a gold watch.
In the course of his speech, Mr. George
denounced tbe "mean policy of protection .
which had taxed American ships off Via
ocean." ' '