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Almost Causes a Miniature Riot
in the W. C. T. U. Na
tional Convention.
Hurled at Each Other by the Sisters
in the Heated Debate.
Two TelccruBia That Seem to be Explicit
Contradiction Mrs. J. Ellen Foiter I bo
Disturbing; Element she Is Suppressed
by an Overcrbclmlnc Tote Governor St.
John Asserts of His Own Kaowledao
That tbe Shorcbatn Una a. Bar The
Only Legally Licensed Saloon at the Cap
ital Now Miss tTlllard'a Position Mrs.
Jones, of Philadelphia, Denounces tbe
Ladr From Iowa.
That alleged bar of Vice President Mor
ton's was discussed in a very emphatic
manner at the National Convention of the
"Woman's Christian Temperance Union
yesterday. Very contradictory statements
were made, and charges of falsification
were heard. St John made a speech in
which he declared positively that a liquor
license had been issued for the building in
question. The friends of Mr. Morton, led
br Mrs. J, Ellen Poster, were in a small
Chicago, November 9. The National
Convention of the "Woman's Christian Tem
perance "Union resumed its sessions in Bat
tery D Armory this morning. An audience
of about 3,000 persons filled the great hall.
After devotional exercises, the following
telegram was read by Mrs. Mary A. "Wood
bridge, the Recording Secretary:
Washington, Novembero.
.Miss Frances WlUard, President W. C. T. U.:
Tbe barroom license issned to Vice President
Morton's hotel, the Hhoreham, in tbe name of
James K. Kernan, manager, is tbe only one yet
issned here. All other saloons since November
1 are without license. H. B. Mocltox.
"I rejoice," said Mrs. Woodbridge,"I re
joice in the fact that our Tice President is a
law-abiding citizen, and I am glad to hear
that he does not run a saloon without a li
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Iowa, the woman
who represents the non-partisan element in
the "W. C. T. TJ.
, rose at this and demanded
the recognition o
the chair. She got the
"I wish to say there is such a thing as
necessity," said Mrs. Poster. "A man or
a woman must conform to custom and usage.
The National W. C. T. TJ. now in session in
annual convention has its headquarters at
the Palmer House. The Palmer House has
a bar. It probably has the bar within its
walls because it is a necessity. The "W. C.
T. TJ. probably has its headquarters at a
hotel where there is a bar because it is a
necessity. We must also recognize that
Vice President Morton has a bar in his
grand new hotel because it was a necassity."
At this point Mrs. Foster was interrupted
by a perfect storm of "Nos." Miss "Wil
lard, in the chair, said there was no motion
before the house and Mrs. Poster was out of
"Do I understand that I cannot have tbe
floor to make my suggestion?" asked Mrs,
"Certainly, you can have the floor, Mrs.
Foster, but I did not understand that you
had a motion to make."
"Then I will go on. I would suggest
that it does not compact with the objects of
the W. C. 'X. TJ. to make any suggestions to
Vice President Morton."
"I think that I will ask the Committee
on Besolutions to prepare a resolution to
express the sentiment of tbe convention re
garding the saloon license taken out by our
Vice President," said Miss Willard. "We
have the information from Washington
from the best of sources that he has taken
out a license, and now we can express our
i opinion."
A motion was made to refer tbe matter to
the Committee on Kesolntions. It was car
ried unanimously.
' Beporis were read bynational ' organ
izers who have been working during the
last year in all the parts of the country, and
for a time the convention again assumed the
even tenor of its way. But the peace was
not of long duration. Late in the day Mrs.
J. Ellen Foster arose to a question of privi
lege. "I ask permission," said she, "to read
this telegram which I have received from
General Nettleton. It directly and posi
tivelv contradicts another telegram that has
been read here tojday. It is a very brief
telegram, and I will ask to have it placed
v on record-"
Consent was granted by the convention,
and Mrs. Foster read:
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, W C. T. 0. Convention:
MissWillard's accusation against the Vice
President's without shadow of foundation,
ilr. Morton personally denounced the canard
through tbe newspapers last week.
A. R. Nettleton.
Mrs. Foster asked to place the telegram on
record as contradicting that from Judge
Moulton. Miss Willard was disposed to
permit the communication to go on record,
and said that it was a just course to pursue,
since' both the gentlemen Irom whom tele
grams had come were very honorable and
truth-telling men. Bat before the neces
sary" consent of the convention had been
asked for Mrs. Jones, a Philadelphia dele
gate, rose and objected.
"Whoever wrote that telegram refers to
Miss1 Willard's accusation," she commenced.
''What had our President to do with that
telegram from Judge Moulton? Is it not time
that my heart should fill with indignation
to hcart)ur honored officer charged with fal
siiving? I. for one, will not vote to permit
such a telegram to go on record.
jMrs. Jones" Toice bristled with indigna-
tiva MlUhvipskt. 'Ifflffledlatelj after ibe
. . r ' T
finished there was uproarious applause
which boded no encouragement for Mrs.
"Miss President, Miss President," said
Mrs. Poster, 'X have not yielded the floor,
and I wish to know whether this telegram
is to go on record with the others?"
"I would like to know," spoke Mrs.
Jones, in a very ironclad voice, "whether
this telegram was prompted by somebody
in this hall, or was merely the happy
thought of that Mr. Nettleton?"
"I will say," said Mrs. Poster, "that I
was completely surprised and delighted to
receive the telegram. In all likelihood it
was written by General Nettleton upon read
ing the newspaper reports of Miss Willard's
address. And now that the question is asked
I would like to know who prompted that
telegram from that Mr. Moulton."
Before this thrust could be returned, a
woman in the back part of the big hall
moved to lay the whole matter on the table.
The motion was pnt and carried by a tre
mendous shout. A sea of white handker
chiefs waved.
''I wonld like to know what is placed on
the table," said Mrs. Poster. "Am I to un
derstand that this telegram is placed on the
"Yes." answered Miss "Willard.
Mrs. Foster gave the piece of yellowpaper
an angry toss to the reporters' table, and
went to her seat. A few minutes later ex
Governor St. John, of Kansas, was ushered
on the same platform.
"I am told there has been some contro
versy as to whether Miss "Willard has been
making misstatements about the Vice Presi
dent," said he, after the noisy applause had
subsided, "and it seems that one man has
said that a license was taken out for the
Vice President's hotel, and another has said
that the Vice President is not in the liquor
business. Both men are right. Miss Wil
before a temperance audience. It has been
charged that Vice President Morton is a
saloon keeper. That is not true. It has
been charged that he has taken a retail
liquor license. That is not true. It bas
been stated that a saloon license has been
issued lor a hotel owned by tbe Vice Presi
dent. That is true. I come from the seat
of war, and I know the iacts. Morton fin
ished a fashionable hotel, and rented it to a
Mr. Kernan. Kernan applied for
a license. He had to get the
consent of the owners of the property on
each side, and they were Vice President
Morton and John B. McLean. Vice Presi
dent Morton was the first one to consent that
liquors should be sold in the new hotel.
Those are tbe facts, and if he had loved the
country's good and humanity as the man
occupying such an exalted position shonld,
he would have never signed that applica
tion; he would nave forbidden the sale of
liquors in his hotel."
The remainder of the session was given
up to the rearling of the various interesting
reports concerning work done in the various
departments of the "W. C T. TJ.
I The Iowa Delegates Will Frobablr Secede
From tbe Organization Tbe Appli
cation of tbe Goz Bale
Strongly Dcsoimeed.
Chicago, November 9. Mrs. K "B.
Walker, President of the Minneapolis non
partisan W. C. T. TJ., and a worker of na
ti onal prominence in -philanthropic lines,
who is a visitor at the National Convention
of the W. C. T. TJ., says she is
in hearty sympathy with the Iowa lines of
work. She is herself president of a union
which was compelled to withdraw from the
organization on account of the partisan ac
tion of that society. She says the evils
which have grown out of the alliance of the
W. C. T. TJ. with the third party, are illus
trated by the action of the majority at this
convention. Having allied themselves
with the so-called Prohibition party they
are not willing to concede to the minority
either liberty of opinion or honesty of pur
pose in their position, and openly charge
that they arein the pay of the Republican
party and guilty of treacherous and hypo
critical work. She continued:
In harmony with this intolerant spirit is their
treatment of the minority on the floor of the
convention. In this, as in previous conventions,
by every device known to an uns:rnpnIons
majority, they have insulted tbe convic
tions and outraged the sentiments of tbe
minority. In spite of their small number
the Iowa delegation and their sympathizers in
convention, while not lacking in kindliness of
spirit or courtesy, yet show no spirit of de
parture from their convictions of principle, and
tbe withdrawal of the delegation is the probable
result of their-locg course of wrong. Probably
the most flagrant example of thl s abuse of the
rlgbts of minorities was shown in tbe gag rule
applind in to-day's session of the convention. A
telegram bad been received from one Mr.
Moulton, of Washington, purporting to sub
stantiate Miss Willard's charge that Vice
President Morton kept a saloon in his new
hotel in Washington.
This was received with tumultuous applause,
and made a part of the proceedings of the con
vention. But when a telegram was received
from General A. B. Nettleton denying the re
port the convention refused to receive it, and
could not conceal their delieht at their chance
to so un fairly suppress one part of the case
while giving creuen ce to the other.
Tho Pennsylvania Company to Push One to
Completion at Once.
Geeensbueo, November 9. The Penn
sylvania Bailroad Company will at once
begin the construction of a branch road, be
ginning at a point 2 miles south of Bade
baugh station and going north cross the
main road two miles west of here, thence
along the old Hempfield roadbed to a point
three miles above Arona, a distance of nine
miles. Ex-Senator Charles P. Kin?, of
.Pottstown, who has received the contract
for the building of the road, is here makin?
arrangements for the beginning of the work,
and if a sufficient number of men can be ob
tained it will be commenced on Wednesday
and pushed to completion.
The surveys were completed two weeks
ago. The road will open up one of the
richest coal fields in this section. James P.
Brown has the contract for the masonry.
It is thought that it is the intention of the
Pennsylvania Bailroad to head off the Bal
timore and Ohio in that locality.
A Bleb Haul of Spurious Cola and Stolen
Property Made by the Police.
OHiCAGO.November 9. Officers marched
into Milkman Peck's house at 238 Huron
street this evening and surprised a gang of
counterfeiters and thieves who were led by
a man named Prescott The men had
leased the upper flat Of the milk
man. Dies, stamps and milling machines,
900 pounds of metal and hundreds of
dollars of counterfeit nickles, dimes, 25
cent and half dollar coins were confiscated.
Prescott and two men and a woman were
arrested. Six others of the gang have not
yet been captured.
Beside the spurious, coins the officers
found thousands of dollars worth of jew
elry, silks and plushes which had been
stolen. The gang have flooded the city with
their money through the agency of Italian
fruit dealers.
A Tounc Anitrlan'a Beg-glns; Letters to
Cornelius Vnnderbitt Feand and He
turned to Him Documents of Value
to Illm on Their Way
Back to Germany.
New York, November 9. Cornelius
Vanderbilt has probably been the recipient
of more begrging letters than any other man
in this country. One of the most curious
instances of these begging letters came
to the notice of a Dispatch correspond
ent this week. A local paper was
asked to obtain the return, for a young
Austrian, of letters and documents which
he had sent on to Mr. Mr. Vanderbilt from
Vienna, months before.
The story of the young man, as told in
his own letter, is an interesting one. He
says he resigned from the service of
the Austro-Hungarian army with the
rank of commissioned officer, and
now occupies a place in the1 im
perial railroad system. Financial
troubles which followed him from tbe mili
tary service had weighed him down with
debts and prevented him marrying the girl
of his choice. She was an orphan, and he
was anxious, as soon as his means per
mitted, to make her his wife.
"Now it happened," he continues, in his
quaint way, "that I read in one of the
Vienna papers of the great wealth of Mr.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, of New York, and.
it occurred to me to apply to
him for assistance, stating in my
letter our harassing circumstances, and en
closing original documents of the greatest
importance to me: my certificate of com
missioned officer, decree of appointment to
the railroad service, free pass, with photo,
entitling me to ride free on all the roads
of our system; also several receipts showing
that I strive earnestly to pay off every month
such carts of mv indebtedness as I could af
ford." He bnndled up these documents and en
closed them to Mr. Vanderbilt in a letter,
asking for a loan in the early part of last
May. When his letter came, telling this
story, a Dispatch reporter was sent up
to see Dr. Depew, whose heart
softened when he heard the piti
ful story of the Austrian. He
turned The Dispatch's man over to Mr.
Vanderbilt's private secretary, and the miss
ing documents were found, just as as they
had been received. On the back of the
free pass spoken of was the photo of
a handsome, soldierly-appearing young man,
who was the Austrian himself. His letter
was written in an exquisite hand, and
his iace showed him to be evidently
a man of refinement. His documents
were weighty wjth the seals and stamps of
the Austrian Government. His address was
taken down, and Mr. Depew ordered that
the papers be promptly sent back to him by
registered letter to Vienna.
John A. Knason Explains Hutchin
son's Defeat He Sam the State Is
Reliably Republican Why it
Went Wrong:.
New York, November 9. The Hon.
John A. Kasson. of Iowa, ex-member of the
Samoan Commission to Berlin, conversed
with a Dispatch reporter to-day, at the
Brevoort House, about the election in his
State and Senator Allison's successor. Of
the latter he said:
"All the. talk about a combination being
made to defeat Senator Allison is absurd.
If the Iowa Legislature had, only oneEo-
puDiican majority on joint oaiiot, oenaior
Allison would-succeed biniself. As to the
election of a Democratic Governor, that can
-be easily explained. Two causes assisted to
defeat the Republican candidate: Prohibi
tion and the railroad question.
"Mr. Hutchison, the Republican candi
date, was in the State Senate several terms,
and naturally made a, record for or against
measures. His antagonist, Boies, was
never in public life, and had no record. He
was once a Bepublican. Mr. Hutchison be
lieved that tbe State should have control of
the railroads,and that antagonized the roads
and their thousands of employes. The rail
roadmen sent out to the larmers a speech of
JMr. Hutchinson, made several years ago, in
which he took quite a different stand in re
gard to railroads. Strange to say, the gran
gers voted with the railroad men, against
Hutchison. Ex-Governor Larrabee would
have been elected.
"The Democrats made an effort to capture
the Legislature, although they disclaim it.
In Polk county they ran an Independent,
and a similar effort was made in other
counties. The Bepubl'cans had meetings,
and seemed to be the only partly awake, but
the Democrats' were organized and doing
some powerful still hunting. Iowa is Be
publican, and will so vote at the next elec
tion. The National administration had noth
ing do to with Bepublican defeat."
Mr. Kasson thought Congress would pass
laws regulating national elections, because
frauds against the ballot box were so open
and defiant in some States and large cities.
A Crazed Man Hangs Himself After
Arrest nnd Incarceration.
Keypokt, N. J., November 9. An un
known man hanged himself on the iron bars
in his cell at about 2 o'clock this morning.
Late last night he was arrested by Constable
Benjamin Smith, and lodged in the town
jail. Previous to this he had en
gaged a room at Martin's Hotel, and went
to bed. At about 11 o'clock he awoke,
carried his lamp downstairs, and said there
were several officers after him, and that they
had been shooting him. He left the hotel,
and went through the streets shouting:
"Oh, don't shoot me." He was subse
quently arrested.
His cell, which is about six feet square,
was completely covered with blood, and his
body was all bruised and his head and face
were badly gashed. Who wad in his cell is
a mystery. Doctors say that it is impossible
for a man, after losing most all his blood and
with the gashes and a fractured skull, that
he should take his pocket handkerchief and
tie it around the bars and around his neck.
The inquest was postponed till to-morrow.
A Chicago Doctor Gets So Angry That He
Tears Dp His Bible.
Chicago, November 9. One day this
summer Dr. Franklin Brooks, a promi.
nent physician of the West division,
was reading to his wife from the
Bible how wives snould obey their hus
bands. Mrs. Brooks laughed good natu
redly. This enraged her husband, who
quickly inaugurated a reign of terror in the
household. He tore the Bible into pieces,
demolished a toilet set and lamp, and then
marched boldly upon the pet canary and
choked the bird to death.
It is for this and other acts of cruelty that
Mrs. Brooks seeks a decree. The Doctor is
worth $10,000, and is the father of a boy
whom, Mrs. Brooks declares, is playing
cards under the tuition of her husband.
Republicans Few and Far Between.
Bichmond, Va., November 9. The
latest estimate of the complexion of the next
Legislature is: Senate, 29 Democrats, 9 Re
publicans, and two districts in doubt;
House' of Delegates, 84 Democrats, 13 Ee-
publicanand five counties in doubt
Scott county elected, a Bepublican to the
cease, ov one majority. Jvaria
I .JVC "." ; . J lfci-
Line Ten Miles of London's Thorough
fares for Seyeral Hours
Poor Outlook for the takers'
Strike for Shorter Hours.
The Eiffel lower FleTitor Proies to be aSIarannUi
Death trap.
Yesterday was Lord Mayor's day in Lon
don. The usual million people witnessed
the great procession. Parisians are count
ing up the profits to their city accruing
from their Exposition. The outlook for the
striking London bakers is not an auspicious
London, November 9. Copyright J
London has been having a large time to
day. One-fifth of the population came out
early in the morning and lined ten miles Of
thoroughfare, a dozen deep, to witness the
triumphal progress among them.of the Most
Worshipful, theJLord Mayor, Sir Henry
Aaron Isaacs, attended by a galaxy of satel
lites, including the sheriff, aldermen, lords,
commons, soldiers, brazen bands, lords of
misrule, kings of wisdom, kings of folly,
and anything and everything else iu the
spectacular line that tended to his exalted
The million stood in the streets for three
or four hours, treading on its collect! ve toes,
subject to vigorous police discipline, hungry,
perspiring, muddy and happy, nnd had the
ielicity at last of witnessing the passage of
his lordship
drawn by six horses in gilded trappings,
and attended by four footmen, divinely en
dowed as to calves, in pink stockings and
raiment that would have induced Solomon
in all his glory to pass the palm to Isaacs in
all his glory.
The bands, as thev passed The Dispatch
office and Brentano's. where the American
flag was displayed, in the Strand, played
"Yankee Doodle" and the "Star Spangled
Banner" in token of international amity.
Isaacs was not popular with the multi
tude, doubtless because of his physi
ognomy. He is a man of 50 or 60
years of age, afflicted with baldness.
He was hissed all along the line, and par
ticularly in Honndsditch, among the
members of his own belief, probably because
he thought better of his promise to walk
through that district, in deference to the
religious scruple of its inhabitants.
To-night the great inaugural banquet was
held at the Guildhall, and was attended by
2,000 of the most important personages in
the United Kingdom, from Lord Salisbury
to Colonel North. It may interest persons
who have never attended
to know that all the viands were served
cold, with the exception of the soup, the
reason being that ihe.kitchen of tbe Guild
hall is not capable of iurnishing warm looa
for so great a number of guests. The ban
quet was much like any big dinner in other
respects, and after the toastmaster's
introduction to "my masters, ihe aldermen,
knights, esquires and gentlemen all, the
righ vhonorahlev the Lord Mayor-and-thV
lady mayoress, Mr. Aldermann and Sheriff
Kmll and his lady, Mr. Sheriff Harris and
his lady drink. to you in a loving cup, and
wish you all a' hearty welcome," everything
was merry.
Mr. Belfour got a big reception, and Lord
Salisbury drew a beautiful picture of the
satisfactory and delightful condition of af
fairs in England and on the Continent
Barnum was
alter an, proDamy oecause his procession
would have taken the glitter out of the
Lord Mayor's show. Nevertheless Barnum
is happy. Every seat is sold for the open
ing ot the Olympia Monday night, and the
great moral show is the talk of
London. Great people are seeking for
tickets, and will not be comforted because
they are not, and if Barnum accepted all his
invitations he would not need to pay for a
dinner Jor a month. As an illustra
tion of the drawing power of "the
greatest show on ' earth," he points
with pride to George r Bleistein,
President of the Courier Company, of Buf
falo, who has come all the way Irom that
city to be present on the opening night.
Barnum, by the way, was at the Guildhall
banquet to-night, and there was uproarious
cheering when he was introduced to the
Most Worshipful the Lord Mayor.
The Eiffel Tower Elevator Unsafe Benefits
of a World's Fair.
London, November 9. The thousands
of Americans who have been up in the Eiffel
tower will be interested to know that they
have run an alarming risk. Last Sunday
the elevator in which visitors to the tower
are carried from the second stop to
the summit, fell almost 100 feet, and
30 occupants were more or less injured. The
authorities of the Exposition took every pre
caution to conceal the accident, as was done
in instances of loss of life during the build
iug of the tower. It is said that since the
opening of the Exposition fully
a dozen men have lost their lives in tbe
Eiffel Tower elevators, but in no instance
have such accidents been made public. A
great many workmen were killed during
the construction of the tower, and these
tragedies were also kept from the public.
The Pans exhibition having closed, the
Parisians are now engaged in contemplat
ing tbe statistics and counting the gains.
It is estimated that 5,000,000 French people
came from the provinces, and tnat their ag
gregate expenditure in the capital
was 500,000,000 francs. At least 1,500,000
foreigners visited Paris and the exhibition,
and spent 750,000,000 francs. Englishmen
head the foreigners' list, with 380,000, the
Belgians coming next, with 226,000. the
Germans third, with 160,000, and America a
good fourth, with nearly 120,000.
Peculiar Manner In Which a Dashing
Viennese Raised Money.
:bt cable to the dispatch.
London, November 9. An interesting
romance comes from Vienna, tbis week.
Last August a young man calling himself
Count Sxndor Vay, who said that he had
had a falling out with his noble family
in Hungary, married a school, teacher
of Kfogenfurt, who was the daughter
of a civil officer. The ceremony was
performed in a lonely farm house, by Esther
Imre, and soon alter the young couple
visited the wife's parents, where the hus
band developed an unpleasant tendency to
borrow money of his father-in-law. This
led to domestic ruptures, and soon tbe
bride informed her father that
ber husband was a woman. Tbis
nroved to be tbe case. She is the Countess
Sarolta Yay, daughter of a Colonel in the
army, who, having a large family of daugh
ters, brought up Sarolta as a boy. When,
however, a' real heir was bora, she
W8S accustomed to her boy's role,
and refnsed to be treated , as ' a
gl. She is well known in Pesth, where
she visited tbe cafes in men's clothing and'
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drank and smoked with journalists and
officers. All her life she had worn male
attire, and recently had appeared in uni
form. She published a collection of poems
under the name of Sandor, and associated
with young men who were not in the secret,
in madly amusements.
It Improbable that Father Imre was not a
priest, and that the girl, in going through
the form of marriage, only executed an
other eccentricity in order to procure money,
of which she was in great need.
Hla Temper Raffled by tbe Decision of Two
Justices Ha Writes a Savage Let
ter to Ihe Newspapers PInero
Also Disgusted.
London, November 9. W. S. Gilbert,
who, as the American public have reason to
know, does not possess the best of tempers,
is in a great rage over the decision of Lords
Justice? Cotton and Fry, in a suit brought
before iiiem, by him, whereby he attempted
to prevent the manager of a music hall
from introducing verses of his own in Gil
bert's version of "Les Brigands." The
song that Gilbert particularly objects to
runs as follows:
But such are tbe workings of fame
That some amorous swells come and collar our
We have always been a minute too late.
So we tut and ran, and run.
Finding the carbiniers is anything but fnn;
But always at borne in safety we mash the lit-
tlA rip.ire
?he little dears, the slashing carbiniers.
Imagine tbe Gilbert in raze upon being
assured by the decision of the court that
Lord Justice Cotton is not satisfied that
there is anything in the substitution of this
song which can in anyway cast discredit on
Mr. Gilbert or his reputation, both dra
matic and otherwise. Gilbert has written a
savage letter to the piper?, which states his
grievance and concludes:
1 have endeavored, throughout a career ex
tending over a quarter of a century, to keep
my pieces free from the abominations that dts
fignre so many stage plays of tbe lighter class,
and It 15 surely nnjust that such a reputation
as I may have acquired for good taste and dis
cretion should, br a decision of Lords Justices
Cotton and Fry, be placed absolutely at the
mercy of an ex-music hall singer.
Pinero, the dramatic author, also ran
foul of the music halls this week, in his
speech at the annual dinner of tbe royal
theatrical fund. He objected to a diluted
and summarized drama being utilized for
the purpose of raising the status of these
places of amusement Dramatic authors
are justified in raibing these objections from
a practical, as well as an esthetic point of
view, for the adaptation of popular plays
to the music hall stage not only injures the
drama, but has its effect upon the box
England Irretrievably Beaten In Her Ex
plorations la Africa.
London, November 9. According to dis
patches from Zanzibar, this evening, it is
believed there that Dr. Peters and his party
may be still alive, but the gtounds for hope
seem to be very small. Sir Samuel Baker,
the greatest living authority upon African
exploration, who conquered the equatorial
provinces for the Khedive, and governed
them for years, has no doubt of the gallant
German's fate, and to-day indulges in
grievous lamentations over the fact that
darkness is once more settling down upon
Central Africa. He asks:
Has it occurred to tbe British -public that we
are hrnelessiy and irretrievably beaten T-'tbat
alllluif basaMenjehlercd by Englishmen trace
1S61 in Nile discovery is simply tbe gain of geo-
fraphical Knowledge ? We are beaten
y those who represent tbe slave
trade, and we are turned out ignomin
iously from territories which English
men had gained for Egypt The steamers
launched after such labor on Albert Lake, after
being transported fiom the building yard, are
left in tbe possession of the barbarians, and
all that Englishmen have achieved is
lost and gone forever. We are turned
out and the Arab (lave hunters will wave
their bloodstained flags over our abandoned
station, shouting 'victorvf Tbe slave trade
will be rampant from the equator tq Khar
toum. England may hide her face In sorrow
ful dismay, the result of ber disastrous policy
in ine aoanoonmeoi oi tne souaan."
Sir Samuel bints that the best way to re
claim Africa from the man hunters would
be to send Stanley to the Soudan, with ab
solute powers. But as such a heroic policy
is out of tbe question now, the work is like
ly to be done by ths great English and Ger
man trading corporations, who are gradu
ally acquiring virtually sovereign rights
over vast tracts of the Dark Continent
Bensons Why Their London Strike Conld
Scarcely be a Success.
London, November 9. The operative
bakers of London to-day handed in Notices
to leave work a week from to-day,funless
their demands for a ten-hour working day
and increased wages be conceded. The
employers say the exigencies ot trade re
quire at least 12 hours' daily labor,
but they are willing to grant all tbe other
demands. The editor of the British and
Foreign Confectioner and Bakers' Journal.
the chief organ of baking and its allied
trades, informs me that there are
about 13,500 working bakers in London,
of whom not more than 5,000 are
in the men's, trades union Of these
3,000 have joined the union only within the
last few weeks, so that the union has little
money with which to carry on a struggle.
There are 4,500 master bakers, of whom
not more than 500 employ more than four
men each. Four thousand employ only one
or two. As a rule, too, 10 per cent of the
operative bakers are unemployed. Of the
4,500 master bakers there are quite 1,000 who
do no actual work, but who, on an emer
gency, would act as journeymen. Thou
sands of provincial bakers would flock to
London in the event of a strike, and it
would, in Editor Low's opinion, be
impossible to picket or boycott
4,000 bake houses. When the last
bakers' strike occurred, years ago, large
numbers of Germans came over, of' whom
fully 1,500 are now master bakers.
On the whole, there seems small reason to
doubt that this" strike, if persisted in, will
end disastrously for the men.
Diamond Broker Lewis Won't Tell Where
Pretty Mnrle HIpton Is.
London, November 9. Joseph Lewis,
who was accompanied to Europe bv Marie
Hinton, who ran away from the Casino, ar
rived on the City of Paris Thursday. He
refuses to say unything about the where
abouts oi Marie, however.
Lewis is a rich man. He is a member of
a firm of heavy diamond dealers in Throg
morton avenue, .and has. a luxurious resi
dence at the Emperor's gate.
A Bending Detective Overtakes Hit Mnn
Mnny Miles From Home.
Cincinnati, November 9. Detective
Harry Parsons, of Beading, Fa., to-day
effected a clever capture of an embezzler
and fugitive from justice in Lebanon,
Ky. The embezzler was E. B. Zelmer,
a clerk in the employof the Beading Fire
Insurance Company) He fled from home
some few weeks ago, taking 5600 from the
company's safe. Zelmerlefta note to his
wife, telling her he had drowned himself.
Parsons traced the fugitive to this city
and thence to Lebanon, Ky., whererhe was
arrested to-da v.. He will return with his
prisoner via Pittsburg to-morrow.
Experts Draw the Noose- Tighter
Around the Cronin Suspects.
To the Doctor's Murderers in a Single
Strand of Hair and in
The Counsel for the Defense Samfoanded by the
A single strand of hair and a few stains
of blood is likely to convict the Cronin sus
pects of the doctor's murder. The evidence
of expert microscopists and chemists filled
the prisoners' counsel with dismay.
Chicago, November 9. Microscopists
Tolnian and Belfield and Chemist Haines,
of Bush Medical College, were the three
prominent witnesses in the Cronin trial to
day. Stains irom the floor of the Carlson
cottage, the hair found clinging to
the trunk J. B. Simonds bought,
the hair cnt from the head of the
dead doctor, the single strand of
hair discovered on a cake of soap in the
kitchen of the cottage and fresh and dried
blood from the trunk itself were the articles
on which the experts made their experi
ments. Chemist Haines' assignment was to
determine whether the reddish stains were
of blood, and if so to express a scientific
opinion as to the character or nature of the
corpuscles. The work of determining the
probable origin of the blood and the re
lation or one hair to another was lelt to tbe
The lawyers of Coughlin, Q'Sullivan,
Eunze and Burke, finding themselves in
the last ditch, will make a desperate effort
to prove that the blood found in the cottage,
if not in the trunk, came from a lower ani
mal whose blood corpuscles closely resem
bled those of an adnlt man or woman. The
four prisoners having been clearly associ
ated with the blood-stained cottage, the old
white horse with its rocking movement, the
mysterious contract and the stool pigeon
furniture, the seemingly '
only loophole fob escape
is in proving that the stains in the cottage
were not made by tbe blood of a human, or
that if they were so made, it is impossible
to prove their corpuscles analogous to these
fcund in the blood in the trunk, or that the
strands of hair are dissimilar. It thev could
prove any of these points there might be a
chance to cause a doubt in the minds of the
jurors as to whether the Carbon cottage was
really the scene of the murder. The
fact that the doctor was not seen
to enter the cottage is of course,
the foundation of this line of
defense. But the State htm already traced
the trunk, the satchel found ia the man.
hole on Friday and the furnifcarer from 117
Clark street to the cottage, and identified
Burke as the lessee of the buildin?. Then.
too, the Public Prosecutor has showed that
the blood stains on the front steps and on
the sidewalk" were not there the day before
the'murder. It now remains for the defense
to attack the last charge of the prosecutioq
that the blood and hair came from the body
of Dr. CroninV '
Chemist Haines subjected the stained
chips from the floor of tne cottage, to four
experiments; three of them were ot a chem
ical nature. The microscope was used in
the fourth test The first experiment was
to make a solution in water of apoition of
the stains. With this was combined a
quantity of a solution of gum guiacum and
peroxide of hydrogen. A beautifnl blue
color positively proved the existence ol
blood almost instantly. Continuing
his examination Chemist Haines mixed
a solution of the stains with
some very strong acetic acid and allowed the
mixture to evaporate slowly. The residinm
showed the crystals characteristic of blood.
Blood corpuscles were found in the third
test, when the crystals were mascerated in
glycerine. These tests, to the chemist's
mind, were indubitable proof that the stains
were made of blood, but chemical science
could not distinguish between the different
kinds ot blood.
- The fourth test was relative to the single
strand of hair found on the cake ot soap.
This strand was lighter in color in some por
tions than in others. Dr. Cronin's hair was
brown. The fact that tbe single strand ap
peared light in color to the naked eve
seemed to satisfy the defense that it could
not have come from Dr. Cronin's body.
But Chemist Haines' fourth test showed
that hairs placed on soap Or other alkaline
substances bleached them in a manner simi
lar to the coloring of the strand lound on
the soap.
Microscopist Tolman was .satisfied in his
own mind that the blood he examined on
the chips of wood came from a human body.
The manner in which the expert went about
his tests was interesting to the spectators.
The first thing he did after the articles were
given to him for examination was to scrape
the stains off the wood and place them in a
solution of common salt in water of the spe
cific gravity or density of 1.055 the specific
Gravity of human blood when in the
odv. This was done to restore as
nearly as possible the corpuscles to their
normal size. The specimens remained irf
the solution 36 hours. At the end of tbis
time the fibrin had dissolved and the cor?
puscles floated away from the rest of the
water. A powerful microscope was then
used for the measurement of the corpuscles.
The average sizeoftbe discs correspond with
the average size of all the human corpuscles
the expert had ever measured. Mingled
with the stains the keen eye of the micro
scopist discovered minute particles of wood
and numerous small hairs or fuzz, such as
grow on the face or hands. There were also
bits of the epithelinm or skin and a number
of mascerated corpuscles.
The small hairs could not be seen with
the naked eye. Under the powerful lens oi
the microscope their roots could be dis
cerned. Microscopist Tolman had examined
the hair of nearly every known animal in
the world, and he was prepared to swear
that the strands of hair found among the
corpuscles and taken from the trunk grew
upon a human body. The testimony of the
witness as to-the minute hairs and bits of
skin in the blood was clearly a surprise to
,tbe defense.
Lawyer Forrest, who conducted the cross
examination, tried to draw from the witness
the admission that it was impossible to de
termine human blood by the size of tbe
corpuscles, as the corpuscles of the kan
garoo, the opossum, the seal, tbe monkey,
the guinea pig and tbe puppv were so
nearly the size of those in man and woman
that differentiation was often' impossible.
The witness admitted that the corpuscles of
these lower animals approached more closely
in size to the corpuscles of human blood
than did those of other mamals, but his
predication in this case was based on
the average size ot the corpuscles he
examined and the experiments he
had made in the past. Mr. For
rest then attacked the accuracy of the
microscope Prof. Tolman had used, and the
witness in his explanation of aberrations of
light and movement of the cobweb plunged
so deeplv into tbe technieal vernacular of
his profession that the croscexaasister' st
down a? bast and the stealer hrs etiwed
owk.xtker-in tefak, w Mw witiiii
paused for a .moment is his appalling ex
planation of possible error ia measurement.
Lawyer Foster gasped and exclaimed
sotto voce to the Court: "I move that tbis
evidence be excluded. I don't understand
it, and I am afraid ft will hang my client,"
Microscopist Belfield was the last wit
ness. His main test was with liquid blood
taken from the center of a mass of cotton
found in the trunk 36 hours before; there
was about a quarter of a teaspoonful of tbe
fluid. Through the lens of tbe micro
scope particles of tbe blood showed
the presence of corpuscles of the size and
shape found in human blood. In his opin
ion the blood he examined came from a hu
man body, but he did not deny tbe possi
bility of its having been drawn from one of
the lower animals already mentioned. He
was more positive about the hair he ex
amined. One bunch of bair was found in
the trunk, another bunch had been cut from
the Doctor's head at the autopsy, and the
third exhibit was the-siagle strand from the
soap. All this hair was
This could be told bv its structure, tex
ture, length, diameter, distribution of the
fish like scales and the relation of the cen
tral canal. Human hair was unlike any
other hair. It could instantly be detected
through a microscope. Six hairs from the
trunk ranged from 2 to 3 inches in
length and would run from 240 to 300 to the
Inch in diameter. They were of dark
brown color by reflected light Six
hairs from Dr. Cronin's head cnt
at the autopsy were of the same
color and of the same diameter. Ihe single
strand taken from the soap was 3 inches
long and 1.276 of an inch in diameter. The
microscope showed if to possess two colors
at irregular intervals from top to tip.
The finding of this single strand is of
vital importance, as it links it with the
hair in the trunk and the lock cut from Dr.
Cronin's head, and goes far to prove that
one of the murderers washed bis hands with
the soap after he had finished his diabolical
work iu the parlor.
Tbe Pan-American Delegates Arrive at the
Quaker City A Welcome bv Mayor
Filler Tbe Trip Through the
Coneraausb Valley.
Philadelphia, November 9. Tbe Pan
American excursionists reached this city at
10 o'clock to-night. Notwithstanding the
fact that a heavy rain storm prevailed, a
large crowd had gathered in the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad station, and as the gaily
decorated train came to a stop the delegates
were greeted with hearty cheers. The Citi
zens' Committee took charge of the excur
sionists and they were taken to the Conti
nental Hotel, where a number of leading
citizens had assembled.
Mayor Fitter, in a short speech, welcomed
the distinguished guests to the ciyr. Senor
Guzman, the Nicaragnan delegate, respond
ed on behalf of the visitors. A pleasant
feature of the arrival of the delegates here
was the presence of the wives of a number
of the paffy, who had come on from Wash
ington this afternoon, v
After leaving Jeauaette this morning the
route, was along' the Conemaugh's fatal
banks and through Johnstown. There was
rain in the sky, and the heavy mists, hang
ing low in the mountain sides gave a melan
choly tinge to the scene, which, fitted
wels- the feelings of tbe party- as they
gazed apon the ruined homes, the
uprooted trees and the still-apparent evi
dences of the awful devastation pf the flood.
Aresad the great Horseshoe Bend and
tBTMgh.tlw Bteaataia peSM tbe-srH.yeT
until AHeewr nm naekedr-rterij aVinaer
was'. served at tbe hotel, after which the
par Jy was sfeewa through tbe eagiBeaael
car shops of the Pennsylvania Bailroad
Company. The delegates left Alteona in a
driving rain-
Mrs. Harrison VUlis the Philadelphia Pot
tery Exhibition.
Philadelphia, November 9. Mrs.
President Harrison, through Mrs. John
Wanamaker, accepted an invitation to visit
the pottery exhibition in Memorial Hall,
and to-day was the day named for the visit
The visiting party was-made up of Xn.
Harrison, Mrs. Wanamaker, Mrs. J- B.
Clarkson, wife of tbe First Assistant Post
master General; Misses Minnie and Lillie
Wanamaker, Mrs. Bodman Wanamaker,
Misses Perney and Bobiaebn, of New York
City, and Messrs. Brown and Wilson, of
Princeton College. Tbe party was received
at the southern entrance, and was con
ducted through the entire exhibit, tbe al
most endless variety of beaatifal pottery
calling out many expressions of delight
Mrs. Harrison was particularly interested
in the department allotted to decorated
china. She is herself an artiste of no aseaa
ability, and she closely examined ihe beau
tiful, designs exhibited. She prom
ised to send some ot her own collection .of
paintings on china to tne loan exhibition,
which jrill continue for a time after the
dealers and manufacturers have removed
their exhibits. She agreed to send some of
her owa work, as well as some specimens by
her instructor. After the tour of inspection
a light lunch was served in one of the re
ception rooms, and the party thea returned
to the house of John Wanamaker.
Twenty Pases Filled With Bright aaa
Breezy Reading.
The news this morning Is more than usually
interesting. Trouble In the W. C. T. 17., de
velopments in the Cronin case, Euro
pean gossip, a rabid Anarchist meeting,
and a thousand and one items of
the latest events at home and abroad are
recorded in tbe first part of this, morning's
mammoth issue. Tbe second and third parts
contain Interesting articles of a special char
acter, the more important being as follows;
Part II.
Pagt 9.
How Do Yon Swear? BRZXAX
Deantlfol In Heath QbACEGbjecvwood
Saved by saltans UiaBlesFaTkb
The Rich Man's Mill SwextbUiAu,
Fag la. 1
Fsmons Psendonyms
,j.....v. Edwaed W.Bob- amd othsbs
flirting-a flue Art , ..Claiu. Belle
Songs of the Sea .....F. S. Basskit
Basinets Cards,, .
Page 11.
AFarisliag-nlcker. FbaxkLxsiix
Wants, To Lets, For Sales, Etc.
Pagt 11.
Society. Dramatic Mule.
.Badness Cards.
Page U.
Q, A. B. News. Educational Notes.
Business Cuds.
Breaking Bronchos .WILL C. FIBBIL
Every-Day Science STAxr WarrxB
Secret Society.
Business Cards.
Where Art is Born Gesals E. Flanagan
Society in the East Bumbalo
A Law for Miracles.... ....GKonoxHODOIS
At t Notes. National Guard Notes.
Easiness Cards.
Page IS.
Amusement Announcements,
liatlness Card.
Part III.
Page 17.
Take a Veg With Me Foank O. Caetesteb
Ye Fanele Pavres EtHXLX. Mackenzie
J oshaa.. -. F&or. Gioho EBEaa
Page 13.
A Itardworked Man.... ....Willis Kextos-
Love la a Cottage .Jt W.-BHOPrEU.
pandsyThoUg-flU ACLMGTXAjf'
Pai 33.
The King'sBarber....... ..Earner H. HxcnacKS
The World Moves Jtesetx BKAXps
Vaxr Typewriters .................... ...J. L.roD
TbeJlsesMeayWax ..E. Js. CaUDM-nont
HM JIM StM.,..vfMUr HsiaWAl A1
' 'W - . i .. .u.atfi. . .
the Democratic Yictoryd
in the Buckeye State, -
The Old Roman Is Much Interested ilSieS
oeuaionai nguu ',
Wilt Bcqnlre the Official Tote far DeddeTUki
SespectiTe Claims.
Allen G. Thurman states that the credit
for Democratic success in Ohio is largely
due to the tariff reform agitation- Botk
committees are claiming the election of ta"e
Lieutenant Governor and the micor.State
officers, but the Democrats seem the jsore
connaent it will require the Official re-
tnrns to decide.
Columbus, November 9. AUea&I
Thurman, late Democratic candidatejfferj
Vice President, was called on M-nTghufcyf
The Dispatch correspondent, whoratJi
tempted to interview the "Old Boniaa';
the Ohio Senatorsbip, and who-
thought would be nominated, but the i
Democratic statesman fought rather shyTofjS
aim. lonrnaii, However, aunnutea uim
suit of the election, and the fact taatjtjl
Democrats carried seven of the ten States iaf
which elections were held on Tnesdav.lastS
to the great and ever-living principleTofJ
una reiorm. i
ixesaia mat ine people really wanteaaj
revision of the tariff, and that the electie
returns did not look: as if PresidentHarTi
Son and his administration were indorsed'tal
any great extent On the Ohio Senatorshis
Judge Thurman said: - pi
"When I said the other day that we would
now see
for the Senatorship. I meant no disreneet ta
any of the gentlemen who will contestffor
ius uuour. xiveryoouy knows wnai a Saras
race its. As many horses are- entered
as the owners please. I hare heard
of a dozen candidates, and all of theST
are good men, and any one of them would
fill tbe position of United States Senator!
with credit to themselves and Aonor tejfcjwi
Democratic party. I have no choieeaadj
shall be pleased with any man, le'&ejiTJsj
gooa, nonesr, aoie uemocrat." -3SM
The Old Boman. then asked about HmS
John H. Thonrvr, of Springfield, whosaHSal
papers announce as a candidate, and wfce i
at present in the city. Judge Tharssaai
wanted- to know what his prosyeetsweti
xnomas, wno- announced mrasell a candi
date about two months ago.
The Democrats are mow dilmiatr'As
election of Marquis for .Lieutenant Off!
ernor and Pollett for Supreme JudgefM
w ine laner no ngnres were given, tarn KM
evident there is but little fosdtiefesi
which to base tbe claim. Mr. Seeves.'wii
is in charge of the committee rosBSJd
not himself express ranch hope fiarlh
election or Judge Irollett, bat wm
pretty confident that Mr. Marquis willTpajH
isruBgu. .
TfreTsoBMsittee hsoclal figsreafraaJ
COH.BUCS, SUIt IB lUeSe AT, MfflSJU ' rMt'
only-915 behind Mr. CamBbelL whIJiJhKl
Lampsoa leads the head of rPtuhHisiti
ticket by 185 votes. From these bsmmI
Mr. Beeves estimates that the caadfdatrlKr
Lieutenant uovernor will run oa ,a?a
age of not more than 3 votes to the i
inz counties behind. the head of the
craticticket. Estimating oa this nasiirftKn
full vote would leave Marquis oalySyiM
behind Campbell, whose plurality- -wHSfiiJ
is believed, go over 10.000. thus li iris frail
democratic oanaiaate or iiirmm tjl
ernor. , i
In these estimates Mr. Beares ismsT
take into account the number of .
answho scratched Governor FoMfcerTaMi
voted the remainder of tHetSeks,"asdli1
will Ka m.Ji1-.i. S.-4 ?.f. 1- r-7CjS
factor and may change the reesdf, i
coruuig w me ugurea oi tste J
ths oxhxs wcom.
At the Bepublican beskaamlkl
stated that the official returaa
to noon were still favorable te tieve
of Mr. Lampses. Their estimate M sf
at la a diflereat way from the
They have returns from 60 eew
give Mr- Laaapson 10,815 mm Tstosfi
Governor Foraker, and we
are that the counties yet Wv
from; will place his set ,
than 12.000 in the lead. I this i
he would be elected by apkwality ofa'fcerl
Both parties' admitted ths the MtMi
yery close, and the official figures wiMllil
required to settle tne questioa.
Late this aftereoou the Deoerk,l
mittee claimed to have received oAeid
unofficial returns from nearly- aliefjlti1
counties in the State, and assert bisotssti'safj
tnetictetls elected except Skwmtmttjmtl
uierE of the Supreme Court
xae niiHH at macinaeHi ureec '
Xlect CaambeH.
CixcrffXAxr, November 9. Msfe SiJI
was again the scene of a great Dessiiwitiil
meeting to-night The spacious mI1
packed to the doors with aa esthasis
multitude, while the square was TeTjisjidl
witn people. Ateiare tne meeting tMMtl
woe ptace.
Every street along the Hue of
crowded, and colored fires ecllliatlyj
lighted up the scene. At Music Hilijthel
Hon. Isaac Jordan spoke, followed by'tteM
eruor-eiect uampoeit
A Bastes raster Wsaaaeara Fr
Charge for tie Secsad Ttae.
,Bostow, November 9. Bev. C. Haskell
Smith, the pastor of the Pilgrim ChSreSJI
whose mysterious disappearance last MaseH
led to all tmi of conjectures until Mpr
louna ia uaiitornia, cas agaia
the cessmUEity by another
of the same sort After his
from the West, he passed several :
most: the White Mountains, and sees
restored to health. In September lastlHl
resumed his functions as pastor, sssdJKH
since been Terr active in the disssasi;
of his ministerial duties.
two new sermons every SatfafMM
maklne a mat raanv callson his pajiifclisT
ers. He has been working incessaaHyAj
and night There was nothiar wresaiTfjaij
tar aa tne officers ot tne caurca ew,ij
night he was expected tej
preseat at the church meetis
he did not attend. Inquiry
that he had not been seen by aay of Ms M
qualBtaeces since about 2 o cleesl e .
afteraoos. nor has anytaiur s
seetior beard of him by My
quaiatasces. t
Nothfar i known which will -
return of this mental aberratie. aalisFfcl
my m .& uaun ra. wwaw jaB
ftaraterr to
k is thought ay-
ai of reseatiag MMHpMHf
sMiea w aw auaui
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