The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 06, 1896, Image 1

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I now open for your Inspection. Tn
extent and variety tt excels all of our
previous efforts in thin line, and will
compare favorably with any Mimilir
display made this season in New York
or I'hiludelphla.
.. Weaves ami Colorings
to show you than any two stores
In town, and, as usual, values thai
are unapproachable.
It Is no easy tas'k to describe Inter
estingly nnd Intelligently half a hun
dred different weaves anil makes In
sephyry and cob-webby summer fab
tics, and us each of the half hundred
comes In about as many patterns.
Shades or tints, the mere mention of a
few prominent Hems is all that can be
attempted fiere.
however, and lookers are Just as wel
' come as buyers. ,
Are hii exceedingly dainty weave.
They come mostly In white grounds,
with fancy stripes, Dresden or Persian
effects. Also black grounds with
May be described as the queen of wash
fabrics. White or Grass Llnvn
grounds with f.pots, figures and stripes
In the .prettiest hues give a hint at
Grass Linen Batist
Are shown In a variety of qualities
and pntterns. The choicest novelties
' are exquisitely embroidered with neut
- designs In silk, with dainty double cor J
stripes cort a little less and may please
you just as well.
With grass' linen grounds' represent a
resurrection of the polka-dot erase in
the very pretties.! uf its many ways.
All colors. -
Are bound to be popular. White or
-colored grounds ami an endless assort
ment, of the sweetest patterns ever
seen will make them so.
Bring before you 'the most popular of
Ixmdon and i'aris wash fabrics, and
the patterns In Persian and Dresden
effects, stripes and figures are Identi
cal with those selling there now.
Tell more at a glance of the progress
that I, being made in American textile
art thnn a year's lecturing could do.
Cord stripe and Swlr.s effects, on fig
ured or plain grounds In all shades.
Ask to see them.
In delicate tints, Persian effects and
figures vlllwln your admiration. This
Ir or. old weave with a wealth of new
EptoMerd Swisses
With . dainty embroideries In stars,
dots, etc.. In roft tones and tints are
sweet In their simple beauty, and
they're new.
Our line of White
, . Mulls, India Linens,
Nainsooks, Victoria
' Lawns, Piques, Or
gandies, Dimities,
Ducks, Fancy 5tripes,
Checks and Plaids,
r English Wong Cloths,
Jones' Cambrics, etc.,
Is the largest and most ifomplete
the city.
For Waists,
Dresses, Wrappers, Etc.,
, We show some remarkable values In
Swivel Silks
The colors Include Oree-n, Light Blue,
Pink, lavender. Cardinal and Hlack
grounds, while the effects are checks,
i stripes, dots and Persians.
' Cream, Navy and Black grounds, with
' floral wd Persian effects.
IJnen and Lace effects, solid grounds;
also checks, and stripes innumerable.
Mostly dark grounds and a range of
. , patterns without limit..
Moire Crystals
In Chameleon effects and a splendid
assortment of light fancy tints and
Interesting Services Held it the
Parlor City oa Caster Day.
Preaches an 'Eloqnsat Sortaoa at Cob-
firiaation of Deaeoas-RM. J. C,
llogan Talks I'pon Inhibition.
Meeting of Societies.
Special to. the Scran ton Tribune. . .
Rlnghamton, ' April (.Saturday
morning's session opened with devo
tional exercises led, by Bishop Vincent,
who spoke on the fourth chapter of
Timothy and explained It verse by
verse. At 9.30 the business' session
opened with the reading of the mlnutea
of Friday's session. Rev. Y. C.' Smith
reKrted that the terms of office of Kev.
J. C. Leacock and Rev. Austin Griffin
as members of the board of stewards
had expired. Mr. Smith therefore
moved that the secretary be Instructed
to cast a ballot for each of these gen
tlenvn, which was carried and ac
cordingly done. As the second ballot
for delegates to the general conference
had resulted In no election, a third bal
lot Was 'ordered and taken and the
tellers withdrew to count the vote.
Rev. J. Peck offered a resolution to
the effect that the cabinet restore the
Wyalusing district with the bound
aries It occupied In 1876. Mr. Peck
spoke on the good results that would
follow were such boundaries again ob
tained, and ventured the assertion that
had they existed and Rev. J, O. Wood
ruff given charge) that gentleman
might have been living, as the air is
much more rare in that mountainous
region. The following names were
called and the men were elected to eld
ers', orders: James Bennlnger, Herbert
J. Ellsworth, Frank D. Hartsock, Eu
gene L. Jeffrey, - Elmer E. Pearce,
Charles H. Reynolds, Louis E. Van
Dr. Hard offered a resolution to be
presented to the general conference.
The resolution was unanimously
adopted.' It read:
Whereas, All the benevolent collection!
so important that the rates of giving to
each Is carefully defined by the blBhops,
the gt nerul committee, the presiding eld
ers and the district committees, and
Whereas, The growing sentiment In the
church is ap.alnst the enforced require
ment of pastors to report some benevolent
collections on the floor of the conference
because the discipline requires the bishop
to demand It and since other collections
are unreported In public; therefore
Rraolved, That we memorialise the gen
eral conference to strike out of the disci
pline all that requires any paftoro report
his collections on the floor of any annual
conference, leaving the manner of mak
ing any nnd all reports with the confer
ences. . .
This does not affect any disciplinary
provision now existing (or securing
statistical and benevolent .reports re
quired for publication in , the, annual
minutes. .......
The result ''of the third ballot wu
announced by ' the bishop as follows:
Whole number of votes cast, 196; neces
sary to a cholcei 97, of which Rev. L. L.
tipi-ague, received 100 and Rev. A. J.
Van Cleft, !); Rev. C. R, Olmestead, 6;
Rev. H. M. Crydenwlae, 37; Rev. W. L.
Thorpe, 28. ' Rev. Sprague and Van
Cleft were declared elected. A ballot
for reserve was ordered, but before It
wns taken Itov. C. Vi Arnold moved
that the two highest be chosen as such
alternate?. It was then moved that
Mr. Arnold's motion be laid upon the
table, which was carried by a vote of 62
to 7?. Rtv. S. O. Snowden wns elect
ed conditionally as an elder. When this
matter had been disposed of the bishop7
Introduced Rev. J. E. C. Sawyer, editor
of the Northern Christian Advocate,
who spoke about that paper.
Rev. J. . Eckman called up the rec
ognition of Tomas B. Barker, a local
preacher, of Elm Park church, as a
deacon. A resolution asking such elec
tion adopted st the quarterly confer
ence of that church on March 23 was
road. It was voted to confer such hon
ors upon Mr. Barker on Sunday morn
ing. Or. nrpokeniWse, of New York Meth
odist hospital, wns Introduced, but be
fore that gentleman spoke the bishop
announced the result of the ballot for
reserve delegates. One hundred and
sixty-nine votes were cast, eighty-five
belnR necessary for a choice. Kev. E.
R. Olmstead received 121, and Rev. H.
M. Crydenwlse, 93, and were- declared
When Mr. Hreckenridge had finished
speaking Rev. J. F. Berry, editor of the
Kpwoith Herald, followed with an ad
dress on the League and olTlclal publi
cations. The following were elected to
local deacons orders: Melvln L. An
darlese, Alfred Eastman, O. H. P. Arm
strong. Edward O. Caveraugh. The
name of Chimney Van Gorden was pre
sented for -local deacon's orders. There
was some talk about his standing In his
examinations and when the vote was
taken he wns defeated, not more than
ten voting affirmatively. The following
were continued on trial: C. P. Tiffany,
Eugene Carlaugh, J. W. Davis, Eugene
Qulnhy, Sidney E. Hunt, David L. Mc
Donald, Walter A. Wagner. Clinton B.
Henry, Milvern L. Anderaiese, Jere
miah S. Custard, David Evans, David
B. Wilson, Arthur O. Williams.
At 2.30 o'clock Saturday afternoon
the Woman's Foreign Missionary re
ceived the attention of the conference.
Miss Fannie Sparks, president of the,
society, presided over the exercises.
Sealed on the platform with her were
the following officers of the society:
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. M. S.
Hard, of Kingston; Recording Secre
tary Mrs. M.. L. Meeker. Carbondale;
Treasurer Miss Ethel B. Hills, of Bing
ham ton; Superintendent of, Boards Mrs.
T. M. Furey, of Wanamle; Mrs. Mary
Sparkes Wheeler, president of the Phil
adelphia society and Rev. Homer B.
Stuntx, D. D., of India; and Mrs. Curtis
E. Mogg, also, occupied places on the
platform. Miss Hills .reported that the
receipts by districts was a follows:
Ringhamton, $455; Chenango, 1407;
Honesdale, $433; Oneonta. $197; Owego,
$476; Wyoming, $1,382; total, $3,050.
The first address was given by Rev.
Homer B. Stunts, D. D. He spoke of
the work of missions in India, of the
condition of the people and other
things connected with missionary
work In that country. He was followed
by Rev. W. H. Pearce( D. D., of Scran
ton, who spoke very .briefly on the Im
portance of missions In foreign lands.
Another of the historical lectures was
given Saturday afternoon by Dr. Rob
ert W. Rogers. This one was on
Abraham and the Kings of the East.
He spoke of the civilization prevailing
In Abraham's days and of the early
days of that patriarch. The life of
Abraham was given In detail as was al
so those pf the other kings. He fol
lowed by hinting at the many lessons
to be learned from the history of these
lives and how they can be applied to
the people of our day. '
The following officers have been
elected by the Woman's Foreign Mis
sionary society of ttfe conference:
President, Mrs. C. E-Moft, of Wllkes-
Continued on Page t.
The Maa of Destiny Receives Endorse
ment From the I'mcrrlfied.
Resiling. Pa. April 6. The Demo
cratic county standing committee met
here yesterday and elected delegates to
the state convention. Resolutions were
adopted opposing the unit rule and en
dorsing Robert E. Patttson for presi
dent. Wtlllamsport. Pa..April 5. At a meet
ing of the Lycoming Democratic com
mittee here yesterday John J. Reardon
was chosen delegate to the national
convention. A resolution endorsing ex
Oovemor Pattlson for president was
adopted. No action was taken on the
unit rule.
Stroudsburg, Pa., April 5. The Mon
roe county Democratic committee met
here yesterday and adopted resolutions
endorsing ex-Governor Pattlson for
president. Judge Storm received the
vote of the committee for delegate to
the national convention.
Ttinks He Can Servs His Part? Best by
Keeping Out of Sight During ' the
Presidential Campaign.
Washington, April 5. Secretary Car
lisle this evening gave out the following
letter to Chairman Long of the Demo
cratic central committee of Kentucky,
declining to enter the contest fox the
Democratic, nomination for the presi
dency: Washington, April 4.
Charles R. Long, Chairman Committor,
Louisville, Ky.
My Dear Sir: Your favor of March 30,
In which you say In substance that many
of my friends In Kentucky and elsewhere
desire me to become a candidate before
the approaching national Democratic
convention for nomination for the office
of president and requesting me to give,
some authoritative or detlnite expression
on the subject, wss duly received and has
been maturely considered.
Many communications upon the same
subject and of similar import have been
received from friends In dieffrent parts
of the country, and while very grateful
for these numerous expressions of confi
dence and esteem upon the part of my
Democratic fellow cit liens, I have not
been able to reach the conclusion that
(tie existing conditions require me to
comply with their requests by authoris
ing them to announce me as a candidate
for the presidential nomination. While I
feel a profound Interest for the welfare
of my party, I am much more concerned
about Its declaration of principles than
In Its selection of candidates, because then
In my opinion its failure or success at the
election, as well as Its capacity for use
ful service to the country during the
future, depend upon the position It
takes or omits to 'take upon the public
questions now engaging the attention of
the people, and especially the questions
affecting the monetary system of the
country and character and amount of
taxation to bo Imposed upon our cttlxens.
Its position upon this and other subjects
having been agreed upon and clearly and
distinctly announced, the convention
ought to have no difficulty In selecting an
acceptable candidate who will fairly rep
resent Its views, and In order that, its
deliberations may be embarrassed as lit
tle as possible by the contentions of rival
aspirants and 4helr friends, 1 think- my
duty to the party will be best performed
by declining to participate in a contest
for the nomination.
The obligations assumed When I accept
ed my present official position required me
to devote my entire attention to the pubhY'
Interests committed to my charge, and I
-shall continue to ilischHrgu the duties Im
posed upon me .to the best of my ability
and in such manner as will In my Judg
ment most certainly promote the true
Interests of the country, and If In tho
opinion of my fellow Democrats In Ken
tucky my services entitle me to their
commendation and approval, I would re
gard their endorsement of my public
course as an ample reward for the little
I have been able to aceompllsh In behalf
of honest administration and a sound
inancial policy.
With many thanks for your kind let
ter, I am Very truly yours,
J. G. Carlisle.
Tho Discharge, of Mine Grlpinan of tho
.Metropolitan Street Railway Company
May Causa a Tie-up on the Lines-
New York, April 6. The danger of a
strike on the street railway lines of
this city, 'which are owned by the
Metropolitan Street Railway company,
because of the discharge of nine grip
men and a conductor, wns by no means
lessened today. The railway employes
persist . in the assertion that the men
were discharged because of their activ
ity In the affairs of the local branch
of the Amalgamated Association of
Street Railway Employes of America,
notwithstanding that the Metropolitan
company's officials statement that the
reason for dismissing the gripmen and
conductor was that they had disobeyed
the rule prohibiting them from enter
ing a saloon during working hours.
There was some very determined talk
in and around Clarendon hall this af
ternoon by employes of the railway com
pany and it was declared that unless
the discharged men werei reinstated
there would certainly be a strike.
At the meeting of the Central Labor
union In Clarendon hall this afternoon
a delegation, consisting of one employe
rrom eacn oi tne reads of the Metro
politan system, werep resent, and they
asked the privilege of the floor. This
was accorded them in executive Bes
sion. The spokeman stated the griev
ance and asked for sympathy and ad
vice. The reporters were Informed af
ter the meeting that speakers for the
Central Labor union had counselled the
railway men to move very slowly and
had very decidedly thrown cold water
upon the eagerness of many of them to
strike If the Metropolitan company fail
ed to fully comply with their demands.
C . w. Archibald and Thomas McCul
lum, of Philadelphia, who came to this
city and organized the local branch of
the National Amalgamated association.
said today that there was nothing "new
to be said until after consultation with
William D. Mahon, president of the Na
tional association, who, they expected
would shortly arrive in this city from
It waa rumored this afternoon that
officials of the Metropolitan company
had signified their willingness to rein
state four of the men discharged, but
it was stated that it was not likely the
members of the local union would be
satisfied with this.
Children of the F.x-Presldont Will Not
Witness the Ceremony.
New Tork, April 6. Ex-President
Harrison spent the most quiet day of
his present visit to the metropolis to
day. It has been of declinations,
both by the general and his friends
regarding the details of tomorrow's
wedding. It Is known however, that
the ceremony will take place between
6 and 6 o'clock In the afternoon unless
another change is made In the plana
tomorrow morning.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 5. Russell
Harrison and Mrs. McKee, son and
daughter of General Harrison, did not
leave for New Tork today to attend the
wedding of the ex-President and Mrs.
Dlmmlck tomorrow and they will not
be present at the ceremony. From the
time the Harrlson-Dlmmlck engage
ment waa first reported It was an open
secret here that the children of the ex
president were bitterly hostile to a sec
ond marrta"
Recommendations in Report of the
State Commissioner.
Commissioner Suggests That Fees
Should D Increased to stake tho
Banking Department Solf-Sus-talning-Otbsr
Harrlsbprg. Pa., April 5. The first
annual report of the state banking
commissioner will be issued In a few
days. If gives the condition of the
various banking Institutions through
out the" state and shows advantages
that have accrued to these and the
business world through the reorgani
sation of the banking department a
year ago. The report states that there
Is at this time I374.241.784.SJ of trust
funda in the hands of corporations.
Only a small percentage of the building
and loan associations have, been ex
amined and the second volume of the
report will deal with these.
Over a thousand associations have
thus far reported to the department.
The Commissioner, GUkeson, thinks the
foreign associations should be com
pelled to pay larger fees for the privi
lege of doing business In the state and
he suggests that the next legislature
should, take hold of the subject of build
ing and loan associations vigorously.
The commissioner also recommends
that the fees should be Increased so
as to. make the banking department
self-sustaining. The associations con
ducted under the "national system"
are escaping, in the judgment of the
commissioner, a large share of the bur
dens of taxation.
The following Is a summary of the
cotnmissloner'a recommendations:
First That applications for charter of
trust companies and other financial Insti
tutions should be submitted to the com
missioner of banking for his approval.
Second That no Institution should bo
permitted to make loans' upon the secur
ity of its own capita! stock, and that
legislation should as soon as possible be
had to correct this abuse.
Third That the percentage of loans to
directors of trust companies and other
financial Institutions should, unless named
In the acts Incorporating the same, -be
fixed by law.
Fourth That a fixed percentage of cash
In proportion to deposits should be re
quired by law o be kept In the vaults of
banks, trust companies, etc., and called
the reserve.
FifthThat an act be passed making
the directors of eacih of the financial Insti
tutions of the state jointly anil severally
liable In their Individual capacities for de
claring any dividends which shall Impair
the capital thereof.
Sixth That the oath of directors In all
the . financial Institutions' of the flute
should be required to be filed In this de
partment. Seventh That all corporations having
power to receive end administer trusts
should 1e required -to set apart perma
nently a definite percentage of each divi
dend declared as a reserve for the addi
tional protection of tho trusts committed
to their custody.
Elghth-r-That. foreign corporations com
ing under the supervision of the banking
department and applying for authority to
transact business within the state should
be ' flrat sulnnltted to the commissioner
of banklmr for his approval.
Ninth That no Individual, firm or In
corporated company tie permitted to use
In the conduct of banking business any
name, sign or device resembling in any
re.'pect that of a bank or other tinanclul
Tenth That a uniform rulo for all In
stitutions be established fixing n reason
able period beyond which no loan upon
which Interest remains unpaid should be
permitted to be carried as an available as
Eleventh In addition tothe examination
fees fixed by law for foreign corporation,
there rhould be a general license fee Im
posed for the privilege, of doing business
within this state.
Twelfth That' all building and loan as
sociations Khoutd be required to register
in this dioartment, giving the name of the
as." Delation and the names nnd postofilce
addresses of the officers thereof, and that
when such ussoclntlon expires, an aftl
davit should be tiled In this department
stating tnat ract.
Animals Owned by Alongo McDonald
Perish In Flames.
Buffalo, N. T.. April B. Fire at the
driving park last night destroyed the
stables leaaeid by Alonzo McDonald,
the - well-know trainer, and twenty
valuable, horses were burned to death.
The fire was caused by tho explosl6n
of an oil stove In one of the cleaners'
rooms. M
There were tnlrty horses In McDon
ald's Btiing, most of which arrived last
Thursday. The stables were owned by
C. J. Hamlin and were valued at $10,
000. The losses on' the horses is esti
mated at about $75,000.'
Th.e' most valuable horses burned
were: - Ellen S, 2.11, from Gainesville,
Texas; General Ewell, 2.15, Medina,
N. Y.; Eddie Wilkes. 2.274. owned by
McDonald; Jim Harris, 2.14Vi, owend In
Pennsylvania; Red Gothard, 2.35, Mid
dleport. N. Y.; Blue Bird, three years
gelding, owned by man named Maloy;
Fonso Bell, four year old gelding, Brad
ford, Pa.; Miss Charmer, 2.29Vj, Brad
ford. Pa.; Gray Bird, four years old,
Bradford, Pa.; Isabel!. Bradford, Pa.;
Wlnsure, 2.21, Bradford, Pa.; Zelos,
Bradford, Pa., Pallus, 2.24V4, Port Hur
on, Mich.
The horses are said to have been
worth at least $75,000. The six Brad
ford horses, the care takers sny, could
not nave been bought for $25,000; Ellen
S was .valued at $10,000; Denzel, at
$8,000; . Jim Harris, at $5,000; Eddie
Wilkes, at $3,000; Red Gothard and Blue
Bird, at $1,000 each, and the others
at lesser amounts. The loss is a crush
lng one to McDonald, as there waa not
a dollar of Insurance on any of his
property. So far as known the horses
burned were all without Insurance.
Choioe Expressed at ' the Lyooralng
County Primaries.
Wllliamsport, Pa April B. The Re
publlcan.primarles in Lycoming county
Inst night resulted In the election of
Ellas Deemer for national delegate,
over Hon. H. C. Parsons. Deemer's
candidacy was made on a McKlnley
platform and Parsons was for Quay.
The people were given an opportunity
to vote their preference on president
and McKlnley has full three-fourths
of the entire vote, with Quay second
and Allison third, Howard Lvnn.
James Coulter and Robert Brownleo
were elected delegates to the state con
vention. " Advanoe of 8 Per Cent.
Morgantown, W. Va., April S. Tho min
ers and mine workers of the Falrmnn
region have received notice that 'the rate
for mining would be advanced 2U. rents
a ton, and mine workers accordingly. Tn!s
Is equul to an advance of about 8 per
Steamship Arrivals.
New York, April B. Arrived: Funrst
Bismarck from Naples, etc., La Boul
ogne from Havre, flailed: Etrurla from
Queenstown. Sighted: La Normandie.
fron r Yor for Uavre, passed the
Weather Indications Today
Fair and Warmer.
The Wyoming Conference.
Mysteries of Hypnotism.
Ranking Reform,
latest Political Information.
Twenty Valuable Horses Burned.
Wyoming Conference (Continued.)
The Business World.
Market and Stock Reports.
(LooaU How Easter Was Observed.
Will Kill the Mills Salary Dili.
No More Electric Lights.
Without Precedent.
(Local) Reorganisation of City Gov
ernment. Two Excellent Reports.
Saturday's Primaries,
Rights of Aldermen.
(3tory)-"Nor King Nor Country"
News of the Railroads.
(Local) Sr" -irban Happenings.
Teachers' Institute Today.
News Up and Down the Valley.
The Uennlgail lllock Consumed by Fire.
Lewis Manger, a Fireman, Received
Serious Injuries-Estimate of Losses.
Speclul to the Scranton Tribune.
Honesdale, Pa., April 5. This place
was visited by another disastrous fire
on Saturday night at 12 o'clock. The
location was what was known as the
Hennigan block on lower Main street,
nearly opposite the Coyne house. The
block was an enormous wooden struc
ture which was occpled by Julius Moll,
merchant tailor; Chrla Knchr, boots
and shoes: James Soutman, restau
rant; CharleB Loercher, funiture; Jo
seph Kruntz, saloon; Patrick Cromftan,
grocery; William Kaln, saloon, and
Clark & Co., of Scranton, were tem
porarily In possession of one store with
Easter plants. The second stories of a
portion of the block were occupied aa
Owing to the partial drawing off of
the water In' the canal basin, some dif
ficulty was experienced In getting
water. Lewis Manger, a fireman, was
knocked down Into the fire by a falling
timber and his clothing catching Are
he was seriously and perhaps fatally
The losses will probably reach $15,000
and are partly covered by Insurance, as
follows: Hennigan estate, $1,000;
Krnntz, $1,000; Loercher, $1,800; Moll,
$1.00; Croghan, $500; Kaln, $500.
The buildings on the opposite side of
the street were badly scorched. 6
A Young Manlmpalod hy the Limb of a
Falling Tree.
Special to the Scranton Tribune,
Montrose, April B. On Friday after
noon Harrison Darrow, a farmer liv
ing about two miles east of Montro,,
felled a huge Maple tree. Imagine his
surprise and horror when In trimming
the smaller branches to find a man
named Bush, son of Caleb Rush, who
he employed, Impaled by a; broken
limb. Darrow cut away the branches
cS soon as possible and brought Bush
to Montrose where Dr. Gardner, after
a careful examination, pronounced life
extinct. It Is supposed that death was
Instantaneous. Bush had been engaged
In other work alxut the farm and Dar
row did not know of his presence when
the tree fell.
The fact that Bush was very deaf
prevented him from hearing the creak
ing of the tree us It was about to fall,
otherwise he would have had an op
portunity to escape. Darrow's grief
over the unfortunate accident la be
yond description.
The lloomors Calculate That lie Can
Rally 450 Delegates by Mat 1st.
Washington, April 5. General Gros
venor, of Ohio, tonight recapitulated
by states tho number of delegates
elected to the St. Louis convention
whom he clninmed for Major McKln
ley. The table Is as follows: Alabama,
4: Arkansas, 18; Florida, 8; Georgia,
Illinois. 6; Indiana, 30; Kansas, 20;
Louisiana, 8; Minnesota, 18; Mississip
pi, 18; Missouri, 10; Nebraska, 2: New
Jersey, 2; New York, 4; Ohio, 46; Penn
sylvania. 2; South Cnrollna, 6; South
Dakota, 8: Texas, 12: Virginia, 2; West
Virginia, 2; Wisconsin, 24; Indian Ter
ritory, 2; New Mexico, 4; Oklahoma, 4;
total, 275.
I continued," said General Gros-
venor, "to count the unelected dele
gates in Ohio and Indiana, which rec
onciles the difference between the New
York Tribune's figures and mine by
the addition of twenty-four. My claims
In Texas, Oklahoma and South Caro
lina differ from those of others who are
figuring. Mine will be right absolutely
or win be little under the actual result.
The present week will not be an In
teresting one as far as state conven
tions are concerned, the only ones to
be held being those of South Carolina.
tiregon ana Kiiocie island, but during
the remainder of April there will be at
least 170 delegates elected for McKln
ley, and the 1st of May will see the
number or McKlnley dclenrates eastlv
450. There will be elected thereafter
162 delegates, so McKlnley will receive
quite a large per cent, of the reserve
force. The pleasant feature of this
whole business Is the fact that these
delegates already elected in large Dart
come irum states wno will furnish elec-
tlral votes to the Republican ticket.'
They Propose, if Possible, to Abate
Another Theatre Nuisance.
Cincinnati, April B. Several nromln
ent women of this city have decided
upon a plan of "getting even" for the
passage of the Fosdiek antl-hlgh hat
Din. une or tnem said:
"We will avenge ourselves bv Intro.
duclng a bill In the Ohio legislature
by which the men will be subjected to
ns big a snub as the women were. The
bill will be drawn up In a few davs.
with the same provisions and fines to
be mulcted upon theater-goers and
managers ns provided In the Fosdlck
bill for each person found leaving his
seat during an Intermission at the thea
ter or found spitting tobacco Juice on
the floor. I don't know that It will be
passed, but nevertheless tt will be In
troduced." liar Iron Trust.
Cincinnati, O., April 6. A meeting of
the bar iron manufacturers was held yes
terday, but the session wan executive, and
every member was sworn to secrecy. It
leaked out later that plans were perfected
for a very clo.o organisation of the plan
of 'the suRar trust, starch trust and simi
lar corporations.
Herald's Weather Report.
; New York, April . Herald's weather
forecast: In the middle states today fair,
warmer weather will prevail, with fresh
westerly winds, followed by cloudiness
and possibly by rains and high winds on
the coasts. On Tuesday partly cloudy to
cloudy weather will prevail, with slight
temperature changes, preceded by show-
Professor Baldwin on the Fakes of
the Occult Science.
The White Mabatmas Create Lively In
terest in Rochester Why Bald la.'
Doa Not Get Rich by Means of
Mrs. Baldwin's Gift.
Rochester, April 5. Professor Samrl
S. Baldwin and his wife, self-styled the
"White Mahatmas," have been enliven
ing Rochester for a week and the great
est curiosity has been aroused by their
performances. To a Democrat and
Chronicle reporter Baldwin said: "Mrs.
1'ul'Jwln Is really In the hypnotic state
when she gives the answers to the ques
tions and the descriptions that seem to
you so marvelous."
Professor Baldwin explained that he
has no religious faith further than a be
lief in an all-pervading force which he
calls the life-spirit, and positively dis
claims any belief In supernatural or
spiritualistic manifestations. He claims
simply to be a clever deceiver, with the
right to resort to any trickery or chi
canery to delude his spectators. He la
however, a firm believer In hypnotism
and the startling results that may be
attained by It. On the other hand he
was yesterday free to confess that even
after years of careful study of mesmer
ism, hypnotism, clairvoyance and kin
died subjects, he understood only first
principles, that he observed many phe
nomena for which he was at a loss to
account. ; Then continuing; with a laugh
he said:
"So you didn't know where 'you were
at,' during the performance? There
are a good many hundred thousand peo
ple In different parts of the globe that
have shared the feeling. Most of the re
sults that I attain are brought about
throughdeception and slelght-of-hand,
but not all. I utterly disclaim any faith
In spiritualism whatever, not that It Is
may not be real, but because in the
course of my forty years of experience
which has brought me Into contact with
many of the prominent so-called me
diums of the last half century. I have
never seen a manifestation that could
not be duplicated by the skillful use of
purely natural agencies. I have wit
nessed the almost miraculous feats of
the eastern Mahatmas, the Indian
Yogll and Gooroos, the Gompas of Thi
bet, the Kennlahs of Borneo, tne raktrs,
the Zu u witch doctors, and I don't
know what not. and can now with the
proper apparatus, I think, perform them
again; at any rate 1 Know now tney
are done.
Then there Is or was Madame Bla-
atsky. Almost every day of my life I am
asked for my opinion or her. nut wny i
should say this to a stranger I don't
know. for. really, from a financial point
of view and we are all after the dollars
and cents I find that It Is not wise to
commit myself, for many believers in
spiritualism and scoffers at hypnotism
do not like it. I am simply an enter
tainer and claim the right to use any
moans to accomplish my ends without
being discourteous, and explain what I
think will further my pleasure-giving
But. to return to Madame Blavatsky,
hesitate to express myself strongly
lest I be misunderstood and it be fan
cled that I am attacking her because
she has passed Into another state long
since, and can not refute my declara
tions. I have no wish to vilify her. On
the contrary she was a woman for
whom I had the greatest admiration,
Her genius and ability were so un
doubted that no one could come In con
tact with her without being Impressed
by her power, but she was from birth an
enigma to nerseir anu ner rnenos. to
me personally Madame Blavatsky was
a most complex character. I feel quite
sure that within her own mind she
deemed herself absolutely honest. I am
quite sure also that she thoroughly be
lieved In theosophicaj doctrine about
which she wrote bo much, and to which
she sought to convert the world. I am
fully convinced that she possessed ab
normal clairvoyant, mesmeric and mag
netlo powers, and that she believed she
possessed far greater powers than she
really did. I believe that many of her
clairvoyant and hypno-mognetlc mani
festations wore genuine. But I am not
ait all sure that her physical manifesta
tions, such as the precipitation of let
ters and the production of astral bodies,
were genuine phenomena, she was
self-deceived deceiver. It Is only fair
to sny that I believe whatever she did
do to deceive her friends was not done
from sordid motives, nor did she deceive
deliberately. My Idea Is that Madame
Blavatsky was an enthusiast and In her
own particular subject perhaps a mono
maniac. Her work was done simply for
the purpose of winning converts to the-
osophy, B'hI she believed the Indirect
means jiistinnhio, though in later years,
when many of the tricks were shown up,
she regretted having resorted to this
"That Is all very Interesting. Pro
fessor Baldwin, but aren t you wander
ing from the point? What I would like
to know, is how the hypnotic state is
produced, and the results that you ob
tain from the subject are secured.
Again the performer laughed and
went on: "No, I'll get there in a little
while. The longest way round Is the
shortest way home sometimes, you
know. There are many side wires that
have to be pulled to make what little
know of the subject clear. Perhaps
was In danger of being side-tracked for
a time, though. I am so full of the sub
lect that I could talk all night.
"It Is only a few years ago, not more
than twenty-five or thirty, at the most,
when almost every one sneered at mes.
merism and hypnotism as being merely
terms expressing a peculiar kind, or
class, of humbug. Now almost every
person of any Intelligence admits the
existence of hypnotism and mesmeric
forces. It Is only a few years ago that
nine hundred and ninety-nine medical
and scientific men out of every thousand
scoffed at these forces, as being purely
hypothetical and fancied powers, which
some misguided cranks imagined that
they possessed. Now they all unreserv
edly admit the reality of hypnotic and
mesmeric powers and conditions. No
one but an arrogant Ignoramus will pre
tend at this day that hypnotism is
fake. Hypnotism and mesmerism are
not identical, though they have man
points In common but If I go Into that.
you will never get an answer to your
"There are four stage or degrees of
the mesmeric control. First the par
tial degree. In which the subject Is Im
perfectly under the power of the opera
tor. In this staire most of the mental
faculties retain all or a great portion
of their activity. Of the physical
senses, the vision Is unusually weak
ened or Impaired. The eye Is no longer
under the control of the subject. Some
times the sense of hearing Is also af
fected. In the second, or sleep stTste,
the mesmeric control is complete as far
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A Negro, Mnrtslly Wounded, Holds Ilia
Slaver Till Officers Arrive.
New York, April 5. Two negro crookt
fought In a Seventh avenue saloon yes
terday over their dogs. One killed the
other, and the victim, with a knife In
hlH throat, laid hold of his slayer and
dragged him down with him, hissing
Into his ear with his dying breath: "If
I die, I will hold you till the cop comes."
He kept his word. The policeman
who was called In by the shouts of the
saloon loungers, found V'P living negro
almost frightened out of his wits. In
the grasp of his victim and drenched
with his blood. So desperate was the
grip that they had1 to be drnfcired apart
by main strength. The murdered -man
waa Peter Barrett and his slayer Thorn
aa Cooper.