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THE yilSTER CONVICTED
Verdict of Marder ! the Pint De
'gree ii the Doraot Ctse.
STORY OP THE AWPl'L CRIME
Two Yean GlrU Butchered In Cold Blood.
tklr Dead Bodin Motllatd-Ro
markabl Iaxonea f FUadlak
San ' Francisco, ' Nov. t Theodore
Durant murdered Blanche Lamont.
That waa the verdict of the Jury In
the caae this afternoon. The Jury waa
Lout twenty-eight minutes.
Vhe verdict was received wltn a snout
of applause from the audltora who
packed the court room.. . - .
The closing acene of the great trial
waa full of dramatic Interest,, patnoa
Suppressed excitement was manifest-,
ed throughout the court room and the
corridors outBlde during the wait whioh
succeeded the departure of the jury.
Tuere was a great deal of speculation
as to how long the Jury would remain
out The result showed that the Jury
men had already digested the evidence
and the overwhelming case which the
prosecution had piled up against the
accused had left them no option and
not even room for doubt.
The Jury, upon reaching the room se
lected Warren Dutton, foreman, and
then balloted. The. first ballot was for
murder In the 'first degree. Vord was
Immediately sent to the court room,
and Jddge Murphy aent for the jury.
While tills waa going on iJurani sat in
the court room beside his counsel, con
versing with his mother and several
of her lady friends.
As soon as Mrs. Durant learned tnat
the Jury was coming In, her (demeanor
chanced from one of gaiety and a look
of dread came to her face, which was
not reflected in that of her son. Me
stoically watched the Jurymen as they
took their seats, as If to get from their
features the Import of the verdict
which their early return portended.
Applause at the Verdict.
As Foreman Dutton pronounced the
verdict of guilty of murder In the first
degree the large audience whicn had
listened In perfect silence for the words
which he was to utter, rose and uttered
a yell which echoed far out In the cor
ridors. Most of those In the audience were
The rrln. which went up from
them fell upon the ear of the convicted
muderer's mother like a blow, and It
seemed to bring her first realisation of
the force of the words of tne Jurys
foreman. Her face was averted, aa she
had nerved herself for we ordeal. But
though poisessed of marvelous courage,
a cry jurst from her Hps, followed by
a hysterical outburst of sobs.
A he liEtenei inienuy w wic w
whtah sealed his fate, Durant partially
row from hla seat. The look on his
face waa one of defiance, and rt was
th.l' he had it m mind to ad-
dra- the Jury. The first j cry from Ms
fnother-hn4 " "ilnd, l n
such Tin lection., Be sat down, turned
to jits mother ud took her fondly in
his arms. 8he reted her head onv his
ahouldar. and. with JikT left arm about
her lender, form, tie (held her In tender
embrace, patting her wlah bis left hand
.fid with M right -stroking net hair.
He seemed oblivious to tne ract mat
ft verdict which meant deatn to mm
had been returned; oblivious to every
thing excent the weeolnr woman who
had ea-t patiently by his side through
the long ti-Ml. cneermg mm wun woru
of hope. If his display waa of nerve It
was marvellous, ana lr or callousness
to any but filial sensations, it was
To Be Sentenced on Friday.
Judge Murphy announced that next
Friday he would pass sentence upon
Durant and at the same time he would
fix the time for beginning the trial for
the murder of Minnie Williams.
The verdict of the jury meets with
general approbation. The town Is to
night wild over It and It resembled the
aftermath of an election. Durant him
self takes It coolly and says he has not
yet lost hope. His attorneys will take
an appeal to the Supreme court on a
bill of exceptions, the material for
which accumulated during the trial.
The material for the Minnie Williams
trial has all ben gathered and the prose-
oution Is prepared to go right ahead
History of the Case.
Ban Francisco. Nov.- 1. On April 3
last Blanche Lamont left her home at
S.30 a. m. and went to the boys' high
school for the morning session. In the
afternoon she attendtd the normal
school. In Powell street,-near Clay, for
the cooking class, which she left about
I p. m. A she walked from the school'
In company with Miss Minnie Edwards,
a young man stepped up to her, raised
his hat and escorted ner to tne car at
Clay and Powell streets. The two sat
on the east side of the dummy and rode
In that position to Market street
Kn route to Market street Miss up
wards ant. Inside Of the oar and paid
close attention to Miss Lamont and her
escort -She saw them last at Market
and Powell, where she left the car and
proceeded down , Market to Fourth
street. As the car on which Miss La
mont and Mist Edwards rode passed
the corner of Powell and California,
Miiuies Mar Lanlcan and Alice Fleas-
ant, who attended the normal school
and saw Miss Lamont there that day,
noticed the young lady and her escort
sitting on the outsldo of the car.
Blanche ILamont was never again
an alive by any one who knew her.
She failed, to return home and her dls-
apptaranoe waa reported, to the po
lice. They not only failed' to find her,
but were unble to get a clew which
would show whether she had been
murdered or tiad eloped. The latter
was the most accepted theory. It be
came known that a. young man had es
corted the missing girl from the school,
but tola Identity was not established at
' first Ghastly Discovery.
"On the lath of April the mangled
r of Minnie Williams, who had been
murdered on the night of Friday, the
12th, was found In the library of the
Emmannrn jctnurcn. tms' discovery lea
to an Investigation, and the finding of
he remain of Blanche Lamont on the
op floor of the tower of the church.
ine nmn nn .uvukicu id uea.cn, enu
marks or tne muaerera ringers were
kiJnly to be seen on the neck. It waa
vMent that the murder had not oc-
d where the body was found, but
he bony, naa been carried, or
uher dragged, . to , that spot' by the
urdercr from some point outside of
e tower. There, was. a large blood
In ax tne second noor or the tower.
yt a viuci vwn nun unuw, wnicn
nrn 4ini iunv Hiv . win uvrrr fisd
ted and permitted the body to lay.
noay naa oeen axen to the ton
denuded and laid oat with blovks
the bead an 1 Jnder the lit,
i strung alter tne memoa in vmrn
UL' dlssecttng rxt.n The clothing bid
w, torn lo. plioM -nn.l muffed Into
?! Htoss la the wails of the tower.
7 1 Atkool took which. IV uiuraned
girl had carried had 1een dlsrned of
by being -thrown Into dark mMiti
above the celling of the :hir:h on a
level witr. tna lower (loir f tho tower.
Tho mimUrw liaJ, nronahly, upon the
day of the trlnie tjrokiM the u!Je
knob off the door n; Hit tower leading
to the galljrv ami hail broken tho Iwk.
This wai done from the inside nrd
necessltatid his ilspurtiire fpjm the
scene of the crime ly going through an
aperature coinmiin!2a:!ug 'Hn tin
space above tin churc"i celling aid
thence croaiing over th-J ton of the
celling to the re-ir r the ohrrc-b. v.'hence
there was' a kijr:jt".iv down t. the
auditorium floor, and from ii're to the
floor below. ,n -.vh'ui to un-lay school
room an! tha library room wxr hasted.
When the mu.-:l r -f Minnie Wt!.'li.n
became iiwn titHiiloin.i v;is Ursolcd
toward Thealons Duran', an 1 when De
tectives went to ills house thoy fourd
enough oviilon-'O In .lis clsthintf t it
quest his arrAt. I: was upon Sun
day morning;, April It. that the nhfst
was made, and today, after a iM-nsa-tlonal.
trial uh-it lute-l . Jivrly.. tlx
weeks, Durant waa found gu:ky.
SO BLOOD WA8 SPILLED.
Corbett and Fltsslmmoas Meet la a Hotel
Dining Room and Both Are Alive to Tell
the Story. "
Little Rock, .Nov; I.-Corbett and
Fltxsimmons met In the dining room of
the Capitol hotel at dinner today.
There waa no . bloodshed. As Corbett
passed the table at which Fltssimmons
was seated he made two rapid steps,
danoed a brief Jig, blew a kiss to his
lanky rival and giving the hlstorlo
pass ward "Boo boo" skipped out of the
room. Fltssimmons grinned affably
and the guests In the dining room re
sumed breathing.' '
Julian declares this afternoon that
Stuart had offered a purse of $20,000 for
a fight at El Paso on Nov. 22 and added
that he had accepted the offer. Brady
says he has herd nothing of It.
Both Corbett and Fltssimmons' cases
are ppstponed until tomorrow. Chancel
lor Martin this afternoon Issued a tem
porary Injunction restalnlng all . the
pugilists, their backers and trainers, the
Hot Springs Athletic club and the offi
cers of Hot Springs, from bringing off
any fight: "....'
This settles any fighting In Arkansas
at least for twenty days, when the Writ
Hot Springs, Ark., Nov. 1. The
whole fight appears to be .up. Little
Rock advices say Fltssimmons starts
for the east tonight The visiting
sports are packing up, likewise tho New
Pita's Cash Attached.
New York, Nov. 1. Phil Dwyer today
turned over to "Murray" Friend $5,000,
the share of Fltssimmons' side bet for
his light with Corbett. which the Flor
ida Athletic club failed to pull aft on
As- soon as the money was turned
i over. Messrs. ide and -waters, repre
senting the Syracuse law firms or Ida
Ryan, and McLennan, Waters aV Mc
Lennan, Immediately served an attach
ment against It for $2,000 for legla" ser
vices rendered Fltsslrnrnons In his
trouble In Syracuse.
Anothe rattaohmant of $2,500 has also
been served against the money turned
over by Dwver by the Metropolitan Job
Print lag company. " -I
..As Friend holde'a $.000 -attaohmenl
against fitssimmonr- ssawas ins o,w
forfeit bv the Florida i Athletic olub.
iFitsslrfiinons win nly be wph- hold,
aDOUt f iwy oui of l lie n,m ; avuiikk
tlon will b made to have the $4,000 In
Friend's hand turned over to the sheriff
pending a trial of the aotton.-. .
The Dctnocratlo Stato Chairman Is Con
fident That There Will Be a Few of the
Unterrlficd Left After Election.' " .
Philadelphia:, Nov. 1. Chairman Rob
ert E. Wright, of the Democratic state
central committee, is giving personal
attention to the details of "the -final
work of the campaign. Nearly all of
the hard work of the committee has
been done from the headquarters at A1-.
lentown, but Chairman Wright ' has
made frequent visits to the Philadel
phia headquarters at the Olrard House,
which are In charge of Secretary Matt
Chairman Wright talks hopefully of
the outlook. When asked about the
progress of the Democratic canvass he
"I feel confident that a very large
Democratic voto will be polled on Tues
day next. We have been quietly but
effectively at work. This has not been
a demonstrative campaign, but we
have, done a great deal of systematic
work. Wo are proceeding on the the
ory that more than one Democratic
candidate for tho Superior court will be
elected. We are advising the Demo
cratic voters to vote the entire Demo
cratic ticket We are advlsln" not' to
scratch any of their own candidates,
but to vote the whole ticket we are
warning them of the danger of giving
complimentary votes to Republican
candidates. Every candidate' on .the
Democratic ticket la worthy of the sup
port of every Democrat and we are ask
ing Democrats to vote accordingly. The
party win give a good account of Itself
on next Tuesday. ,
QUAY rAVORS A SHIP CANAL.
He Also Believes In Liberal Approprla-
Hon for All Improvement;. ,
Philadelphia, Nov. 1 Senator Quay,'
In speaking today of national politics,,
said he waa In favor of liberal' appro
priations for river and harbor Improve
ments. He said that he favored the
building of sixty-eight dams In the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers at a cost
Oi $60,000,000. The construction of the
Erie ship canal, from Pittsburg to Lake
Erie, at a cost of $16,000,000, and the
dredging of the Delaware river, at a
cost of $10,000,000. Mr. Quay also said
that he was In favor of constructing
a ship canal between Philadelphia and
New Tork, and Improving all the har
bors along the Atlantic coast - To raise
the revenues for these Improvements
he would Increase the tariff on some'
few articles that would in no way Inter-,
fere with the Industries of this country.
The senator was of the opinion that
It would be useless for the next con
gress to pass a.ny bills for these Im
provements, as they will probacy be
vetoed by Mr. Cleveland. He thought,,
however, that the Republicans should
gather data upon- this subject In the
event of the election of Republican
president Mr. Quay said that he was
In favor of making these Improvements
an Issue In the next campaign and that
such a plank would undoubtedly be In
serted In the next Republican national
Wllkes-Berrsan Maws Ont the Os.
Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. l.-Jm tit Oar
rut, ts years old, of WllkeOBarrs, Pa.;
early this morning hired a room at 4he
Long Island hotel, 144 Flatbuasv avenue.
At l.M o'clock this afternoon he was
feund In his room unconscious from' gas.
He was taken to theSeney hospital, -where
be was still unconscious st midnight .The
police are enaklag-an lasnigailon, -;. .
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Paris, Nov. JL-I the crblnet-'fenned
yesterday by u. Bouraeels, M. BlohardV
In additien to holding the po of minister
OT justice, 7in im mno to peruouo !
the aaiaUtrr at wersain.
LATEST BLUFF OF EGLCES
The Wholesale Murderer Adopts'
: New lint of. Action. : : ! .
HE WILL 0PPER NO EVIDENCE
Prisoner Concludes to Take the Desperate
Chances of Throwing liltnMlfrpoa ':
the Meroy of the Jnry'-Casa
- to Be Argued Today.
Philadelphia, Nov. 1. Holmes today
threw himself upon the mercy of the
Jury.- When the commonwealth closed
Its case .this afternoon his attorneys
announced that they considered the
prosecution had not made out Its charge
of murder and they would rest their
case upon the evidence offered by the
commonwealth and submit no testi
mony In defense of the prisoner. This
decision was made by Holmes himself.
They move seemed like a bold one, but
was unquestionably done more In des
peration In tne hope of influencing the
Jury and creating 'the impression In
their minds that, being conscious of his
innocence and not having had time to
prepare a proper defence, Holmes trust
ed himself to their sense of Justice. In
reality Holmes has no defense. ! Not a
witness has appeared for .him and his
black record would tell terribly against
him even If he were able to offer some
thing like substantial proof that he did
not kill Pltesel. r
: .The commonwealth presented this di
rect proof that Holmes 'murdered
Pltesel, Their chain of circumstantial
evidence even was not aa strong as was
expected and but for the admissions at
various times of Holmes, himself the
district attorney would have had a most
difficult task In proving the charge.
That the commonwealth hesitated to
arraign Holmes for murder here unul
the discovery of the bodies of the Plte
sel children is well known. When the
bodies of these children were found the
district attorney was then absolutely
convinced that Holmes killed Pltesel
and that the. murders of the children
were the direct outcome of the first
assassination. When the remains of the
three children were unearthed and
Holmes made his admission that he had
been alone In the house with the dead
body of Pltesel, Mr. Graham was sat
isfied of the strength of his case and
brought the accused man to trial.
' " Prosecution Closed.. '
It was expected that the case would
be sensational In the extreme1, but after
Judge Arnold ruled, out all the evldenco
poaring upon tne muruer ui uk viiii
dren the- most ghastly features of
.Holmes' series of orimes were elimlnat-.
ed. Instead of furnishing any sensa
tion the trial Itself has been as dull and
uninteresting to the spectators fn the
court room as the majority of ordinary
murder cases are. . But two Incidents
out 6f"the ordinary have broken the
monotony of the proceedings. These
were the appearance upon the witness
stand of Mrs. Pltesel and her pathetlo
tale of her tourney with Holmes and the
itestlfylni1 against the prisoner of th,
girl that he deceived mio oeuoving mi
sne was nis legai wiib. ;
But nine witnesses were called to tha.
'stand 4oda. ..The defence.'." tht
morning-had decldedythat they" wcuid
ittumrtl tn nrdve thai. Pltesel wtiliillt-
Ited suicide and wa4 not murdered.
Some expert. testimony bearing upon
this theory Introduced by Mr. Graham
must have shown the attorney for
Holmes that the defence had outlined
would require . greater resources to
maintain than they had at their com
mand. . ' '
Blunders of the Defense,
They further made two blunders to
day. Mrs. Pltesel waa recalled; V the
stand to Identify some articles of cloth
ing belonging to her husband and under
cross-examination the defence attempt
oH tn hnw that she was perfectly cog-
fntsant of the scheme to-swindle the In
surance oompany.ana tnat in tne jour
ney she took with Holmes she wtt try
ing to avoid arrest for her share In It
and was not seeking her children and
husband.: Mr. Graham resented this
fnm .nf oxamlnatlon indignantly and
'accused the defence of attempting to
add to tho woman's aireaoy neavj pur
den of grief. He showed by the wit
t..a atntAmenta that, although arrest-'
cd for conspiracy no Indictment was
ever brought against ner ana mi nnc
was. discharged, because there was no
evidence showing- that she had any di
rect connection with the swindle, ;
mv. notinna of the attorney for the
defense brought tears to the yea of the
broken-hearted woman upon m -wim
and her appearance excited the sym
pathy of all In court When she was
removed from the stand and led Into the
corridor she was attacked by a nervous
fit and .her screams rang through the
rmir jiafenaa'a second blunder In en-
Ideavorlng to elicit from Miss Yoke the
opinion that she still oeueveu n
be the legal wife of Holmes. When Mr.
Graham saw the drift of the questions
beta asked, he 4ud -the witness , tell
the nttreeXory of how Holmes had de
ceived her In the marriage and the
lie and deceptions he -practiced upon
her. During this, recltaT Holmes- be.
came confused "hung hi head in a
shame-faced manner. . . .;
'. The Case Uninteresting. ! - "
Tint before recess waa taken M. Gra
ham announced that the prosecution
, oinanii its case. During the recess
! Holmes consulted ' hla lawyers - and
when they came into coun mt. noun
boldly asked Judge Arnold to either dis
charge the prisoner on the ground that
the commonwealth had not made out a
case against him or else charge the Jury
to acquit him. This Judge Arnold re
fused to do.. Then they asked for a
continuance for at least three or four
hours In which to prepare their evidence.--Judge
Arnold refused to grant
them this much time, but gave them
half an hour. They. retired with the
prisoner and upon their . return Mr.
Rotan announced (hat they would rest
their case upon the evidence - of tho
commonwealth. He said they were sat
isfied that the prosecution had not
proven the charge of murder and they
were willing to go to the Jury without
calling any witnesses. - It was then ar
ranged that the closing arguments on
both sides should begin tomorrow and
the court adjourned for the day.
The closing arguments and the charge
of the Judge will probably consume the
better part of totrorrow, but the case
will In all likelihood be given to the Jury
tomorrow afternoon. . .
VAN OPPOSITION ROAD. ,
Clark's .summit Msa Want to Construct
' " Another Highway to erenton- -.
The latest move against the Provi
dence end Ablngton tumplka people !
a project to build a new road, connect
ing. Clark's Summit, and this city. This
opposition road Is to be built by far
mers living along tha rout who are not
disposed to . longer, submit to th toll
of BouUitbVisoiWoalled orriMayor
Corniell , - y. srfytWtt. '-si
proposition to Wld ." road to the
city line fttha. dty will build a road to
men it ; Tir V rt.WfW b ,
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.possible by 'the expenditure of about
$3,000' to open ap Oak -street to Clover
street at which point the new road will
strike the city limits. The farmers in
tend to contribute the land and grade
the road themaelvea and each to keep
In repair the portion passing through
hla farm. , With the assistance that will
come from the township It is firmly be
lieved that the road can be kept in first
class condition, - The new road will
shorten the distance between Clark's
Summit and Scranton fully two miles.
Mayor Connpll, after listening to the
proposition, advised the committee to
consult with Counqilman Drier, of the
Third ward, who has in hand the turn
pike business. ' He also promised to give
the matterihls earnest consideration.-
The promoters of the new road have
petitlbrted court for permission to make
As to the Turnpike company's threat
to repair the road and charge the ex
pense to the city,, If the city does not
proceed to. the work before Tuesday
next Mayor Connell said:
"The turnpike people won't do any re
pairing on that road at present If I am
aware of It That thoroughfare is now
In the city's care and no one has a right
to any work dn it without authorisa
tion from the city. I will prevent any
attempt to carry put their threat"
MET VIOLENT DEATH.
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fedwio F Older Son of C. F. Whlttemore,
Killed by Electricity In the Uustoa
, . West Works at Lynn.
-. Edwin F. Whlttemore, the older son
of C. F. Whlttemore, of this city, met a
violent death Thursday afternoon In
the electrical! works of Huston V West,
at Lynn, Mass. The details of the ac
cident are -not fully known here, al
though a press dlipateh Thursday night
Stated that the young man had received
an electric shock of 2,400 volts, death re
sulting. Instantly, and that the only
marks left on the body were red Bpots
In the palm of one hand and on the
foot, showing where the deadly current
had entered and left the body.
-Thursday afternoon-Mr. Whlttemore,
the father, received a message Inform
ing him that his son had received a severe-shock
and to leave for Lynn at
once. He left at midnight and yes
terday morning telegraphed Scranton
relatives that his son was dead.
Bringing the Kemalas Here. .'
"Q. F. Whlttemore, an uncle of the
young man, last night left for New
York city, where he t will meet hla
brother,-and return to Scranton with
the remains. . The funeral will proba
bly be held during Monday, bdt no
positive announcement lias been made.
The remains are expected here on this
afternoon's 1.04 Lackawanna train.
i Young Whlttemore graduated from
the Scranton high school In 1894. For a
-year thereafter he worked' and'studle'd
in this city with the determination of
.making electricity his business, and
three months ago-was highly elated over
his success in securing a position In ao
wildly-known and extensive an electric
manufacturing establishment as that
of Huston & .WeBt. at Lynn. His .em
ployers thought so well of him that they
made him an inspector of a floor, where
electric .locomotives were set up. and
It-if supposed he met death while in
specting one of 'these .machines. , .
. . ' Member, of Penn A venne Church.
He was a member of the Penn- Ave-.
'hue BhptlBt church rtd Its -Christian
Endeavor society. In religious work he
WB t,rJttTJl Unit -U7 JVniUIIIU-:WMUIUS
had built himself an exemplary : char
acter. The only members of his Imme
diate, family, are his father and- step
mother and a brother, Charles A.
The . president of the . high school
clas of '$4, of. which Mr. Whlttemore
was a member, nas caned a meeting or
the class for tonight at 7.30 o'clock In
the'Young Men's Christian Association
hall to .take action on the death of their
.'. SAD DEATH INCIDENT. .
A Child Expires in Its Mother's Arms
While She Is Shopping.
' John W. Carroll, of 123 Sherman ave
nue, accompanied by nis wue Bearing
In her arms her one-month-old child,
came -to- the- central city at B O'clock
yesterday afternoon on a shopping ex
pedition.. They got ctft . the Luserne
street car at the Scranton House cor
ner and walked halt way up the block
to a clothing store, which they entered.
.Intending to make some purchases.
While the husband was looKing at
some goods Mrs. Carroll called the wife
of the proprietor to look at her baby,
which was wrapped up snugly and nest
ling at her breast. Upon throwing
back the shawl she was horrified to find
that the baby had been vomiting blood
and was then In the lost throes of death.
She screamed aloud for her - husband
and he had no sooner reached her aide
than the little one gave a last gasp and
The' mother's grief was pitiable to be
hold. The child had never had a sick
day and Just before they left the car it
was cooing and crowing to the great
amusement of all the passengers. Ten
minutes later It was dead. The sud
deness of the death and the odd circum
stance - and surroundings completely
unnerved the mother and while wait
ing for a carriage she sobbed hyster
ically,, calling pitiruiiy tne name or her
dead child, Kate.
..Patrolmen Palmer 'and Hawks took
a report of the case and permitted the
child to be ' taken home without the
delay Incident to the calling of the cor
oner. ' ... .
- FIREMEN WERE LEFT OUT.
In Opinion, of Mayor Connell They Cannot
. Be Given Benefits of Pension Pnnd. -Senator
J.'C. Vaughan, Fred Durr
and P. J.-Hlckey, representing the Vol
unteer Freman's association, had a con
ference with Mayor Connell yesterday
regarding the disposition of the reve
nue derived from the tax on Insurance
According to the law enacted ty the
last .dglslature a percentage of the In
surance tax Is distributed among the
cities of the state. As the bill original
ly stod it provided that the revenue
thus derived should be devoted to the
establishment of a penBlon fund . for
firemen, but the blU . which finally
passed made no mention whatever of
firemen. The general' supposition was
and still Is that the Intent of the meas
ure was tq provide for disabled and aged
firemen, but lnaamuoh as it falls to
expltoltly stato this there Is a doubt as
to whether or not the firemen will de
rive tha benefit that was Intended for
The sentiments of the mayor were
that It will be. necessary to pass special
legislation to make It legal tor the city
to turn the money over to the firemen's
pension ' fund. This 'the committee
whlo'-. waited on the mayor will report
to the Volunteer association and It la
likely that steps towards securing this
special legislation' will be at once be
gan.. In this olty the fund win amount
to about $8,000 annually. -
.."' ! "'', Valuable Mono DoadV' ' v ' :' "
. tUlamaioa Mloh.,.Nv 1. The famous
stalUon,. Ambassador,- the property of. the
Kalamasoo.Farm oompany, died here to
day.' .Three - yes -ago 6. .A. Browne'
Co. ,WM offered 1W.00O -for Ambassador.
The purchase price eras $18,500. He waa
the ImiitHous sire of Soiota, Lady WUkln.
Cmkoo, aa Court a&4 Wrasdotta, ,.."7
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Storj of the Affair by One Who Was
an Eye-Witness. .
MANY ARMENIANS SHOT DOWN
The Disturbance Was Costed by aa Ar
menian Revolutionist Who Attempt. '
ed to Assassinate the Ex-Vail of
Van-Story of the Trouble.
New York, Nov. L The following
statements are from private letters
from Turkey to a gentlemen In this city
In regard to the recent disturbances lit
Treblsond and Constantinople. They
are from eye witnesses,' who are also
In a position to learn accurately about
affairs In their, vicinity. J
! 1 The excitement In Treblsond began
about Oct. 2. when nn attempt was
made on the life of ex-Va!i of Van. He
was shot and wounded by an Armenian
revolutionist, who has - not yet been
captured. Nothing specially worthy of
mention occurred until Motuluy, (VI.
7, when an incident stlrrol up the ex
citement to an unusual extent - On the
previous Friday night -the son of a
leading Turk of the town was wounded
on the street, some say by one of his
companions, others that he was shot by
an Armenian whom he was trying to
arrest. - On Monday he died. . ami the
funeral revived the excitement In an In
tensified form, and loud and many were
the threats of massacre that night and
hundreds of the Armenians rushed to
places of safety. Nothing occurred,
perhaps on acount of the rain. The
next morning, Oct. 8, all dispersed In
'the hope that the danger waa past
Men went to their ahops, and were en
couraged to open, as they had not done
for two or three days previous.
Suddenly, like a clap of thunder from
a dear ky, the thing began at about
11 a. m. Unsuspecting people walking
alone? the streets were shot ruthlessly
down. Men- standing or sitting quietly
at their chop doors were instantly
dropped with a bullet through their
heada or hearts. Same were slashed
with swords untU Ufeiwaa extinct. They
pasaed .through - 'the quarters where
only old! men, women and children re
mained, killing the men and large
boys, generally permitting the women
and- younger children to live; For five
hours this work of inhuman butchery
went on. Then the sound of musketry
died away and .the work of looting be
gan. Every e&op of an Armenian in the
market waa gut ted, and the viotons tn
cowardly and brutal war glutted them
selves with the spoils,
Police Aid Murderers.
' The lntent'km evidently iwaa-to im
poverish and . as nearly aa possible to
blot out the 'Armenians of this town.
So fax as appearances went the police
and eold'iers distinctly aided in this
savage wor!:. The constant effort is
to f how that this affair . Is only the
quell'lnT of an Insurrection like Bss
eoun. Not one of the perpetrators of
'these' outrages have been arrested or
disarmed, but all have, moved about
with, the utmost freedom -to accom
pjlshv.thetrlnefarloua purposes.. On the
other featd,. many of the Armenians
are in prismii -There to KlMng how
many have perished.. Four hundred
rtr- tni6drat'''rmte rfrobably tho
figure -would rise much higher, and how
far the massacre Will sweep through
the villages remains to be seen.
A .correspondent, in Constantinople
comments upon the above aa follows:
The estimate of killed Is tower than
the. truth. The Turks have ravaged tho
Armenian villages above Treblsond,
and how far the thing has spread Is
not - yet known. . Men Juat In from
Treblsond say that, 1.S0O- have been
killed 'In, the villages but this, cannot
be other -than guess work. Even here
in the city we do not know at the end
of two weeks exactly ihow many were
kUled here. The- number - is probably
rather over ithan' under 200. ..
Does Not Want tho Fiddler -for Their
, ' . Franklin Avenue Danes.
When .the ScranUm ' Traction com
pany, made its bold attempt to double
track Franklin avenue (t tore up the
pavement at the Spruce. street inter
ectloxi, -and, after being enjoined by
court from proceeding with their plans
they left the street at Hhat point In a
condi tion . that necessitated. - repairs
.costing, in the neighborhood, of $900.
Stiree-t Commissioner Kinsley directed
the company to repair the pavement,
but .they neglected to do so, and the
t:treet commlrcloner .had the work done
himself. In doing this $983.10 was ex
pended, and now the Barber Asphalt
company sends a bill for that amount
to the city, the Traction oompany hav
Inar refused to pay It.
Mr. SlHlTnan, manager of - the Trac
tion company, In a oommuintcatkm to
.Mayor Connell, dalms that the com
pany -Is .liable only $495 of the claim.
He does not believe that the company
ehoubd be called upon ;to pay for the
paving" done on tihat portion of the
street on which their tracks were pre
viously laid, ana wnich n now to be
used for tracks. In paving that por
tion of the street the street, commis
sioner, eo. Mr. Sllllman cla'lnrs, did un
necessary work, for which the company
rhovd mot be held .responsible. He
ah alleges thalt work to the amount
of $78.64 waa done for repairs that In no
w-Ue resulted from any operations or
itie company. - s
In si opinion on tlils matterren
dered a t the request of - the , piayor.
City Solicitor Torrey . takes . ah alto
gether different view of tho case. He
c on ten Js that the Tra ;tloncompany is
liable for he whole amount of the
bill, and advlsta that tUey. be compell
ed to pay It. ,'.,... .
Tho bUl together with-' Mr. Torrey's
opinion, will be submitted to the audit
ing: committee at the next meeting.
DEATH OF MltsTGRIFFIJf.
Funeral Will Take Pisco Monday Morn
ing at 9 O'clock. ,
Mrs. Catharine Orlffln died yesterday
.at her hbmo, 1012 Jackson street, : after
an illness of several months. She was
one of the old residents -of the West
,8lde and had a large circle of friends
by whom her .death will be sadly re
grettcd. - , J
She Is survived 'by three children,
Mary. John and P. F. Orlffln, the last
named was a member -of the firm-of
Davles & Orlffln. Tho funeral will take
place on Monday morning at 9 o'clock
from tho home. A requiem mass will .be
celebrated In St. Patrick's .church and
Interment will be made In Hyde Park
Catholic cemetery. ; . ' . '
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i Tbioago Convention Denounced. -' '
. Philadelphia. Nov. L-Dlvlslon No. 19 of
I the Ancient Wrder of Hibernians of this
city has adopted a resolution condemning
I the -Action- or the cosrenilon of Irishmen
held' In Chicago, Sept. "85, M and $7 tn
:passaffa reeolutlen calling for the or
gaalsaitlon of Irish military corapantes
everywhere with the avowed, purpose of
forming' m standing army to operate
against England. The local' order aKo
passad.-a resolution -repudiating the coi
vantton at Calcagq u uaautherlsd.
While you watt. Covers to fit any tlse
frame, no additional ohargus to adjust
IVTe quote the following prloesl ,
Egyptian Cloth. $ .65
Norwood Serge, .85
English Gloria, -Umbrla
Sentinel Silk, m
Extra Union Twilled
Beautiful line of 'Ladles' and Gents
UnibrtHas, comprising all latest stylo
200 -Adles' Umbrellas (26 Inch) SUK
Otorlirf Paragon Frame. Natural Han
dles In Acacia, Weiohael and Oak I
100 Chlldaen's School rmbrelfas.
Urge assortment of handles; PRICE
47. cents. ,
510 and 512
Dry and Wet Weather
BdOXS that don't let In wet; built to keep
feet dry when It rains; eemforUble, eer
viceabls Shoe for winter wsar.-. Have a pair..
' 114 ANfi 1M WYOMING AVE.
Wholes! and Betail. . ' '
J A beautiful line of
Banquet Lamps, and
suitable for a ' J
Call and see them?
408 SPRUCE ST.,
WAS A LONG TIME AT IT.
Mall Carrier Cogglns Ssw Wondorfal
( .- - Changes In Ills Term of Service.
Yesterday witnessed the retirement
of Mall Carrier Michael Ooggina from
the work of carrying the malls between
the postoffice and depots, a position,
which he has held for over ten years;
and in iwhloh he was employed pre
viously under ttv-a father for tlx or
seven years more. -
- During Mr. Cogglns' time the mail
business has undergone a great change
When he first began carrying the malt
under his father's contract, a push
cart sufnoed to do the work. Now oil
some of :he trips a ton of mall matter
t no uncommon '.thing, and itrtps art
made every hour of the day and night
- M.r.J Cogglna made a very falthfii
and efficient man, and it Is said that ft
mall was never missed on. his aocOus.li
during all his years of service. i ,
' WEATHER REPORT. ' J iT
For Bastern Pennsylvania, fair, noftfteM
ly wind, becoming variable; warmer at
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