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M'KINLEY GAINS AGAIN
Xow Has Nearlv 52 Per Cent, of
the Delegates to St. Louis.
INCIDENTS OP THE CAXYASS
More Than a Quorum of tho Republican
National Convention Elected-Speaker
Reed's Strength Also Consider
New York. 'April 12. Ex-Governor
McKinley during the punt week ap
pears to have kept pace with other can
didates in the presidential lace and
easily leads nil competitor In the
week ended yesterday 60 delegates to
the Republican national convention
have been chosen, bringing the total
up to 4, or about 40 more than a
uoium. A slight relative gain has
been made by ex-Governor McKinley.
his strength now being given as 256, or
nearly .12 per cent. The other candi
dates stand as rollows: Speaker Reed.
S2; Governor Morton. titi: Senator Alli
son. 37; Senator Quay. 2t: Senator Cul
lom. 12: Governor Bradley. 2. Fifteen
votes are In doubt.
Washington. April 12 The work of
electing delegates to tho Republican
national convention is now more than
half linished. Sixty delegates were
chosen during the weelc Just ended, in
creasing the number so far. elected to
4Hti about forty more than the quorum
needed to nominate a presidential can
didate at St. Louis. The results of the
week's balloting can be briefly sum
marized. State conventions for the
election of delegates-at-large were held
In Oregon, South Carolina, Rhode
Island and Utah. Two states. Oregon
and South Carolina, declared In favor
of Major McKlnley's candidacy, and
instructed their representatives to vote
for him at St. Louis. Air. Reed's
friends controlled the Rhode Island
convention and elected a delegation
which, though uninstructed, will earn
estly support New England's candi
date for the presidential nomination.
Utah's six delegates will go to St. Louis
with no decided preference
Another ' "favorite son," Governor
William O. Bradley, of Kentucky,
formally entered the race for the presi
dency during ih? week: but his canvas
has already been seriously handicapped
by the loss of six of the eight delegates
so far chosen in Kentucky, to his for
midable rival across the Ohio river. In
Illinois Senator Cullom also lost two
more delegates during the week to Ma
jor McKinley. State in which dis
p let election were held Include Massa
chusetts. Rhole Island. New Jersey.
Pennsylvania. Kentucky. Missouri, Ne
I'taska, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi.
llliiioW and Oregon The i'M delegates
so far chosen come from the following
states and territories:
All "sou ri
New Hampshire .
'ilN'ew ,Iei- 4
111 New York i.'s
8, Ohio :'Ji
-i Oregon 8
Mi Pennsylvania 32
2til Rhode Islulid X
South Carolina .. 1:'
l'i; Sou tn Dakota ....
Si Texas 2(1
28 Virginia 2
IS1 West Virginia .... 2
It Wisconsin 2ti
12 New Mexico li
i Oklahoma i;
S Dint, of Columbia. 2
Total ISM I
M KINL10Y S GAIN.
The elections of the week show a
slight relative gain In Major M Kitiley's
strength as compared wllh that of the
combined inmosition. lu the table of
delegates elected published In The Tri
bune on April 5. It whs shown that out
of 4M then chosen Major McKinley had
the support of 222 a fraction less than
fd per cent. Today, out of a total of
I'.Mi. he upnears to have the support of
2."iii. or nearly r,2 per cent. The strength
of the combined opposition, including
ten votes in doubt, was a week ago 214.
Today, Including fifteen votes classed
us doubtful, it stands at 240 a relative
loss of about 1 per cent. Next to Major
McKinley, Speaker Heed has been the
chief gainer bv the week's elections.
His total has Increased from S to S2.
Senator Allison has gained one vote
and Senator Quay four votes. Gover
nor Morton and Senator Cullom have
made no progress since April 0.
STRENGTH OF CANDIDATES.
The present strength of the rival can
didates is shown In the following table:
McKinley ."M Quay M
Reed U Cullom 12
Morion Wi- Bradley 1
Fifteen votes two from Pennsyl
vania, hix from New Mexico, five from
I'lah, and two from South Carolina
are In doubt und are not credited to
any candidate. The two delegates from
South Carolina have expressed an In
tention tc vote for ex-President Har
llson on the first ballot.
Major McKlnley's 250 delegates come
f'Om the following states:
Alabama 8 Nebraska G
Arkansas l'i New Jersey 4
Florid 8 New York 2
Ui )i gia IS Ohio 30
Illinois x Oregon s
Indiana 20 Pennsylvania .... 2
Kentucky 0 South Carolina .. 7
Louisiana fi South Dakota .... S
Minnesota 18 Texas
Mississippi 18 Virginia 2
Missouri 12 West Virginia .... 24
Speaker Reed s strength is distributed
thus by states and territories:
Georgia .1 Rhode Island g
Louisiana H South Carolina ... i
-Massachusetts ... Texas U
New Hampshire .. 8 Oklahoma tj
Pennsylvania .... 21 Dlst. of Columbia. 1
Senator Allison has twenty-six votes
In Iowa, two in Louisiana, seven in
Texas, one in Utah and one in the Dis
trict of Columbia. The other candi
dates find support only in their home
states. In tho Btnes and districts
which choose delegates this week con
tests will be made for the seats of the
four delegates-at-large from South
Carolina und the district delegates In
the Vllth Alabama, 1st Georgia, and 1st
The Favorite Son and Man of Destiny
receives I'nterrlflcd Bouquets. .
Lock Haven, Pa., April 12.-At the
Clinton county Democratic convention
yesterday to elect delegates to the state
convention Pattlson was endorsed for
president. The delegates were Instruct
ed to support Hon. J. Henry Cochran
and Hon. John S. Rilling for delegates-at-large
from the state to the national
Emporium, Pu April 12. The Cam
eron county Democratic committee met
here yesterday. Ex-Governor Pattlson
was unanimously endorsed for presi
dent. The delegate to the state con
vention waa Instructed to vede for the
unit rule. 8. S, Hacket was endorsed
for national delegate. J. Henry Coch
ran, William H. Slngerly and John 8.
Rilling were endorsed for delegates-at-large,
and 1. K. Hockley was elected
delegate to the Allentown convention.
Lancaster, Pa., A!rll 12. The Dem
ocratic primaries in this county last
evening resulted in a victory for the
friends of ex-Attorney General Hensel.
The county convention on Wednesday
will elect delegates favorable to ex
Governor Paulson's candidacy for pres
ident. Lewiston, Pa.. April 12. The Demo
cratic committee of Mifflin county yes
terday elected delegates to the state
convention and adopted resolutions en
dorsing Paulson for president. The
delegates were instructed against the
The Senator Captures Everything at the
Norristown. Pa., April 12. Delegate
elections were held throughout Mont
gomery county last night to elect dele
gates to the Republican county con
vention. The elections were one-sided
affairs, the Quuy people dominating
with little opposition.
Harrlsburg, Pa., April 1. There was
no excitement over the election of dele
gates to the Republican state conven
tion last evening, and the primaries
were slimly attended. The five dele
gates will all be Quay men.
Franklin. Pa., April 12. At the Ven
ango county Republican primaries yes
terday S. C. Loomls, a Quay man, was
elected national delegate.
Lewlstown. Pa., April 12. At the Mif
flin county Republican primaries yes
terday Quay was an easy winner lor
the presidential endorsement.
Williamsport. Pa., April 12. The re
sult of yesterday's Republican pritnar-,
ies in Tioga county is a complete vic
tory for Senator Quay. The man from
Beaver swept the county for president,
and the Quay county ticket won hands
down. The largest vote In the history
of the county was polled. The protest
against the candidacy of ex-Senator
Packer for congress was the feature of
the election. Instead of carrying the
countv by two thousand majority as
expected, the returns show he will have
but about six hundred.
WAR ON M'KINLEY. .
A. P. A.
Still Resent the Cold Shoulder
Given bv His .Mnnnecrs.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 12. The pro
posed organization of the members of
the American Protective association
against McKinley Is taking shape in
the lodges of the order in this state,
and It Is said an attempt will be made
lu the state convention to prevent the
Instruction of delegates and also to In
fluence the delegates at large who are
opposed to the Ohio man.
A leader In the American Protective
association said today that the refusal
of McKinley managers to recognize the
order had determined them to make
war against him in the national con
vention and at the polls It he was nomi
nated It was. Intimated that the
American Protective association men I
Were willing to unite with the friends
of ex-President Harrison In an effort to
prevent instructions for McKinley and
that overtures to this effect had, or
would be made. .-
Indinnu Delegates Are Preparing
Desert McKinley. -
Anderson. Ind., April 12. Wlnfleld F.
Duibln. a prominent Republican and u
delegate from this district to the St.
Louis convention; publicly says that
the delegation-) Instrucll m to support
McKinley only meant to vote for Mc
Kinley solid if Genual Harrison's name
was not presented or supported from
some other state. Since there has been
so much Hurrisoii talk Duibln believes
thut Indiana will go solid for the ex
presldent. More significance Is given to the turn
of political affairs by the fact that Dili'
bin today received a communication
from Benjamin Hanison and Durbln
suys he Is to meet him next week by
appointment. Durbln Is on the state
central committee and an authority on
KOSWELL FLOWER'S BOOM.
Through the Albany Argus It Blooms In
Albany. X. Y.. April 12. Replying lo
the question. "If not Cleveland, who?"
the Albany Argus tomorrow launches a
presidential boom for ex-Governor
Roswell P. Flower. In the article ad
vocating Mr. Flower's qualities for the
office, the Argus says:
"Mr. Flower Is not a seeker after the
Democratic nomination, and whether
he would accept it at this time when
the prospect, it must he conceded, Is
not the best, is a question which the
j Argus cannot answer. It Is not be
! lleved that he could refuse the call of
j the party that has repeatedly honored
I him In the past."
In conclusion the article gays:
1 "Could Mr. Cleveland do a more gen
erous act than to write a public letter,
as he seems soon to be expected to do, I
declining to be a candidate himself.
and naming his old competitor In the
race of 1884." . ... .
IS IIARRISOSTO RUN?
Significant Announcement by W. T. Dur
bln, a Close friend of the General.
, Anderson, Ind., April 12. Winfleld T.
Durbln, a delegate from this district
to the St. Louis convention, yesterday
said publicly that the delegation's In
structions to support McKinley only
meant a vote for McKinley If General
Harrison's name was not presented or
supported from some other state. Since
there has been so much Harrison talk,
Durbln believes that Indiana will go
solid for the ex-president.
More significance Is given to the turn
of political affairs by the fact that
Durbln today received a communica
tion from General Harrison, and Dur
bln says he Is to meet him next week
NEW JERSEY DELEGATES.
Harrison, McKinley and Reed Each Have
u Follow ing.
Flemlngton, N. J., April 12. The Re
publican conventions for the election of
delegates to the convention at Trenton,
which ill nominate state delegates to
tho St. Louts convention were held
throughout Hunterdon county yester
day. McKinley was strongly endorsed
In many townships with Harrison a
Delaware township voters Instructed
Its delegates for Reed, Rarltan town
ship selected Charles Felmly, John L.
Connet, J. R. Bullock as delegates. The
latter delegates go uninstructed but are
said to be strong for Harrison.
Strike Dnnsor Passed.
New York, April 12. All danger of a
strike on the lines of the Metropolitan
Strept Railway company apparently
passed away yesterday and the pro
posed meeting of the dissatisfied em
ployes at Clarendon hull did not tako
I'resscd bv the Mnlnblos.
Buluwayo, April 12. Captain Brand, In
command of h column which is at a point
thirty miles distant from here, has sent a
request for help, he being pressed by tho
Matabeles. Captain McFarlane and tms
men will go to the assistance of the col
Address before the Brotherhood of
IS DO UN ON THE DhTXKAKDS
No Maa Has a Might to Step on a l oco
motive With Human Lives In Uia
Keeping When Intoxicated Good
of Labor Organizations.
' Port Jervls. N. Y.. April 12. One
thousand engineer from the several
divisions of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive. Knglneera on the Erie, Jersey
Central, West Shore, Delaware. Lacka
wanna and Western, Erie and Wyom
ing Valley and Fall Brook railroads and
all the elevated railroads of New York
city, held a grand union meeting in
the opera house here this afternoon.
Three special trains, one from Scranton,
one from Hornellsvllle and one from
Jersey City, supplied by the Erie com
pany, carried the delegates to and from
Among the prominent railroad offi
cials present were Superintendent of
Motive Power Mitchell, of the Erie;
George West, superintendent of motive
power of the Ontario and Western;
Superintendent Maguire, of the East
ern division of the Erie, and Frank S.
Gannon, superintendent of the Staten
Island railroad. Others present were
Shandy Maguire, poet engineer of Os
wego, N. Y., and "Uncle Ben" Hafner,
of Port Jervis, the oldest locomotive
engineer in the United States: also the
clergy of the village, Mayor Carly and
the board of village trustees. Clark
Caskey, chief engineer of division 64, of
Port Jervls, presided and the speakers
were Judge N. B. fullerton, of Port
JervlB; Grand Chief Engineer P. M.
Arthur, of Cleveland; Rev. M. Salley,
rector of St. Mary's Roman Catholic
church, of Port Jervia.
Chief Arthur was greeted with a
storm of cheers when he rose to speak.
He said in part:
What the country needs is a closer
touch between tho employer and employee;
there is too wide a gulf between thern.
One of the alms of our order is to bring
them closer together. We desire to put
an end to the antagonism between capi
tal and labor and we shall do that when
the employer and employe alike live up to
the spirit of the golden rule, "Do unto
others as you would have others do unto
you." When we educate men to that
standard, where they recognize that oth
ers have rights which we are bound to re
spect, the problem is solved. Let me tell
you cf some of the things accomplished by
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
We have given railroad companies a more
reliable and trustworthy class of engineers
than they had before. We have code rules
as to sobriety, etc., which our men are
compelled to live up to or be discharged
In all its history of thirty-three years our
order never countenanced a dishonorable
or unlawful act by Its members. Last
year 372 men were discharged from the
order for intoxication. I hold that no
man has the right to step on a locomotive
with human lives In keeping while under
the influence of liquor, and no punish
ment Is too sever for one who does no
We are trying to rid the railroad servioe
of unreliable men. In 1U3 -1 was em
ployed as an engineer on a neighboring
railroad at Soil a, month, firemen got
(30 and conductors $40. We drew up a pe
tition to the managers, couched In re
spectable language for more pay. What
do you think they did. They tore It up
and ordered us all discharged. Ten
years later the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers forwarded another petl
tltiou which was drawn up by the same
men and was addressed to the same man
agers. The petition was granted and tho
engineers' pay was raised to $3,50 a day
and the firemen's in proportion. Here let
me say that In all Its transactions with
the railroad corporations we have never
forgotten the firemen. We looked upon
them as a pari of ourselves and in advo
cating our claims advocated theirs until
they effected an organization of their own
and transacted their own business In their
own way. The Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers has .protected its members
from unfair and arbitrary dismissals; has
saved many a man from a drunkard's
fate to be a comfort to his family and
mi honor to the community. It has paid
S3.niio.oiXl in death benefits and over half
a million dollars to needy members,
There Is much mistaken prejudice
against labor organizations. If the com
mercial, moneyed and professional classes
organize to promote and conserve their
Interests, why should not worklngmen. I
know that unprincipled and bad men
sometimes get at the head of labor or
ganizations, but an organization based
on good principles, conducted by honest
men for. good ends. Is the hope of the
toiling masses throughout the world. Hut
you say our order has had strikes. I ad
mit It, and under the same circumstances
we would strike again. I say, without
fear of contradiction, that had the rail
road managers met us in the same spirit
of fairness that we met them there would
have been no strikes. When corporations
are arbitrary, self-willed ami stubborn.
Instead of being fair, then the only hope
of labor is in coercion within the bounds
of . the law, and If they cun supply our
places we must retire. .Today our or
gnnlzatlon Is on the best terms with the
railroads, as evinced by the .presence here
of . so many railroad officials, and the
favors and the courtesies extended in con
nection with this meeting. We want
every engineer to do his full duty to his
employer, then to stand erect in his man
hood with the full consciousness of his
equality with every other man.
Chief Arthur also addressed a large
union meeting at the Methodist church
The Great Orator Addresses the Congre
' gallon of a Chicago Church.
Chicago, April 12. Robert G. Inger
soll this morning addressed the con
gregation of the Church Militant, com
posed of the major portion of the form
er adherents of the Fullerton Avenue
Presbyterian church, one of the
strongest congregations of that de
nomination in the city, and who, with
their pastor, Rev. Dr. John Rusk,
branched off Into an Independent or
ganization some months since as a re
sult of opposition of the minority of
the congregation to the introduction of
radical changes In the conduct of the
services, including the use of an Instru
mental orchestra and the attachment
to the church of employment, hospital,
club house and other guilds.
As Colonel Ingersoll stepped to the
rostrum, he waa welcomed with ap
plause that lasted for over a minute.
With the suggestion that whllo his
hearers and himself might be traveling
different roads, they were all trying to
add to human Joy and happiness, he
took as his text the quotation from
Shakespeare, whom he characterized
ts "the greatest of human beings,"
"there is no darkness but ignorance,"
and for two hours spoko upon the ne
cessity of arbitration t. a substitute for
war, the need for new methods in the
treatment of criminals, the desirability
of the occupancy, of the prairies of the
west for homes as a panacea for ten
ement systems, the question of divorce,
the relations of capital and labor and
the need of reform in the education of
When he concluded, the applause was
loud and long continued, many of those
In the foyer waving their handkerchief!
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Today
Generally Fair and Warmer.
1 McKinley Leads In the Presidential
Two Condemned Murderers Escape.
Cuban Patriots Are Still Aggressive.
Chief Arthur on Temperance.
S Senators Discuss Cuban Affairs.
Market and Stock Reports.
J (Loral) Rev. Charles Glffin at Elm Park
Crimes and Criminals.
5 (Local) A surprised Burelar.
Total Abstainers Meet at Providence.
A Thief Confesses.
Forest City to Nantlcoke by Trolley.
(Story) "The Little Green Door."
The Business World.
7 (T.o(l) S")iiiri)8n News. .
'oimnon Plens Court.
Speaker Reed's Rules.
8 News I'p and Down the Valley.
DOWN IX W A PUKE CUBA.
Gnmex In the Vicinite of the Puerto
Principe-Available Spanish Troops on
the Lookout for Macco.
Havana, April 12. via Key West. Fla,.
April 12. The insurgent forces operat
ing In many parts of the island have
been aggressive the last week. Half
a dozen towns in Havana province
alone have been attacked. The troops
Invariably remain safely cooped up In
forts, allowing the rebels full swing.
All available Spanish troops are sta
tioned on the trocha, between Martel
and Majana to prevent the return of
Maceo to Havana. The Spaniards are
satisfied Maceo Is doomed. The Cu
bans say he can cross when he pleases.
The Spaniards have 25,ooo men along
Maceo has 10.000 In his column: 6.000
others are west and about 6,000 east
of the line. Aside from these opera
tions, 3.000 Insurgents have appeared
fifteen miles east of Havana. Their
purpose is not i dear. Gomez is report
ed In the vicinity of the Puerto Prin
cipe line. One object of his march east
Is to receive arms and ammunition safe
ly landed on the recent trip of the
Commodore on the north coast of
Reports received from vellable
sources state that General Melguizo,
Colonels Molina and Tort, und others
continue killing peaceable Cubans. Mel
guizo is said to have killed nine em
ployes on estates in the vicinity of
Campo Florldo. Afterward boasting of
the deed, he said: "The pacifies are
the worst kind of rebels. All should
be swept off."
NO CUBAN INTERVENTION.
The Administration Has Not Agreed oa
Any Definite Plan.
Washington, April 12. The report to
the effect that Secretary cf State Olney
had addressed to United States Minis
ter Taylor at Madrid a long note con
taining a proposition to be submitted
to the Spanish government for the set
tlement of the Cuban question, and of
fering the services of the United States
government as a mediator between the
governments of Spain and Cuba, is ab
solutely untrue and without any foun
dation In fact.
No proposition of the character men
tioned or any other has been put lu
writing, nor has the administration
outlined any definite plan of action or
indicated to the Spanish minister in
Washington, the American minister at
Madrid, or any other official what ac
tion, If any, it proposes to take looking
to the settlement of the Cuban ques
tion. Secretary Olney has authorized
the most sweeping, complete, and em
phatic denial of the whole story, and
so has the Spanish minister.
The report was based altogether on
rumors that have been Moating about
Washington for the past two or three
days, and the falsity of which could
have easily been ascertained upon ap
plication to the proper authorities. The
truth Is that the president and Secre
tary Olney have not completed their In
vestigation of the Cuban question, and
they do not themselves know what
their Cuban policy is or will be.
E1)W. DA1! DOW MARRIED.
Ceremony Last Night at the Home of the
Bride, Miss Frances Bernstein, la New
Special to the Scrantojj Tribune.
New York, April 12, The marriage of
Edward Davldow, of Scrantoli, and
Miss Frances Bernstein, of this city,
took place at 6.30 o'clock this evening
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Philip Bernstein, 12 Beekman
place. Mr. Davldow-la the proprietor
of the large Jewelry store at 217 Lacka
wanna avenue, Scranton, and the bride
Is a popular and accomplished member
of select Jewish circles on New York's
East Side. The ceremony was wit
nessed by only the immediate friends
and was performed by Rev. Dr. Benja
min. No formalities of any kind were at
tached to the event, which was a pretty
and simple home wedding. A delect
able supper followed the ceremony, and
at 9 o'clock began a reception which
was largely attended. The bride wore
a white figured Bilk gown, made deml
traln, French bodiced and carried or
The nuptial vow was plighted under
a floral arch and bell, and among those
who witnessed the event were: Mr.
and Mrs. Abrahams, Mr. and Mrs. M.
Newman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Meyers, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Marks, Mr. and Mrs. Run
shelm, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fricdlander,
Mr. and Mr3. H. W. Davldow. Mr. and
Mrs. S. Newberger. Mr.' and Miss
Sprlngarn, Mr. and Mrs. N. Kann, Mr.
and Mrs. H. Loeb, Mr. and Mrs. O.
Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Landpn, Mr.
and Mrs. Florshelm, Mr. and Mrs.
Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Vessel. Jacob
Luckstone, S. Henry Phillips, J. Fitz
pa trick, Mrs. Fannie Stene and Miss
Lilly Stone, all of New York; Miss
Grace Hoffhelmer, Mi39 Hennette Hoff
heimer and Miss Sallle Falk. of Wilkes
Barre; Morris J. Davldow, Mayer Dav
ldow, and W. W. Youngs, of Scranton.
Mr. and Mrs. Davldow left during the
evening for Baltimore, Washington.
Norfolk and Old Point Comfort and
other resorts in the South.
Morris J. Davldow. a brother of Ed
ward Davldow, will be married In New
York city Tuesday night to Miss Lilly
Herald's Weather Report.
New York, April :(. Herald's weather
forecast: In the Middle states tod:iy
partly cloudy weather and high tempera
ture will prevail with fresh southerly to
easterly winds followed by Increasing
cloudiness, lower temperature and rain
with fog and winds becoming high on
the coasts by night. On Tuesday, cloudy,
colder weather, with rain and possible
snow preceded by dangerous winds on the
coasts possibly followed in the interior by
TWO MURDERERS ESCAPE
Bill and George 1i lor Under D ath
Sentence Break Jail.
BILL IS CAPTURED AT ONCE
Discovered by the Night Wstchwsn-A
. Pair of Blood Hounds Have
Been Placed oa the Trail
of the Fugitive.
Carrollton. Mo.. April 12.-BIU and
George Taylor, murderers of the Meeks)
family, sentenced to be hanged April
30, ami Lee Cunningham, the latter also
in Jail, made, an attempt to break
Jail last night. George succeeded in
getting way, but Bill Taylor and Cun
ningham were captured. Night Watch
man Shel'.on was In the Jail at 8.20
and everything was all right. He went
out in the back yard and was talk
ing to a friend, when he heard a noise
at the opposite corner of the Jail. He
rushed to that aide, reaching there
Just In time to catch Cunningham aa he
slid down a hose to the ground.
BUI Taylor waa half way down and
when hemaw Cunningham was caught
he cried to the night watchman that he
would give up and for him not to shoot.
He then slid on down to the ground into
Shelton'a arms. He told Shelton that
George was still on the roof. Shelton
believed him and stood guard there
to ca-ch him as he came down. The
alarm was given and Sheriff Stanley
came out, handcuffed the two prisoners
together, and took them, and looked
them in their cells.
PLAN OF ESCAPE.
A search was made and It was discov
ered that George had gone. Bill had
evidently told the watchman that
George waa still upstairs In order to
give him a chance to get away. An
examination of tha Jail revealed the
fact that a bolt had been cut In the
back of one of the cells and a bar
knocked off. Next they went up on top
of the cage, up into the garret, out
through the scuttle onto the roof. They
took a fifty-foot hose with them, fast
ened it on top of the roof and George
Taylor must have been the first to go
down, as no opportunity was given to
get down after the night watchman
discovered their attempt to escape.
As soon as It was found that George
was gone a pair of hounds were se
cured and they were put on the trail,
They followed it to the back gate, but
mad no progress beyond to amount to
anything. Young Leonard, of Norborn,
a brother-in-law of one of the Tay
lors, was here yesterday. After supper
he took a team out of a livery stable.
and drove out of town. He may have
stopped at the jail gate and taken
George In the buggy with him, but this
is all conjecture.
Parties) are out looking for George
and telegrams have been sent in every
GERMANY AXD ITALY.
Coming Conference of the Kings of the
Two Countries Will Be of the Highest
Berlin, April 12. The programme of
the movements of the emperor in Yen
ice as received here last night fixed the
official exchange of visits between the
kaiser and King Humbert for today,
which formal visits are to be followed
by an Interview between the two mon
archs, the highest members of the Ital
ian ministry, the Italian ambassador to
Germany and the German ambassador
to Italy. The semi-official press here
do not deny that the conference will be
of the highest Importance. It is not
alone Intended to establish a complete
entente between Germany and Italy
upon affairs, known to alt the world,
wherein the common Interest of
the Dreibund is concerned, but the less
obvious question of the papal succes
sion after passing away of the pope
will be the most delicate question dis
cussed. Although the pope is still hale
and shows no diminution of his ability
to conduct the affairs of his office, it is
not deemed premature in view of the
advanced age of the pontiff to form a
concert of action with the aim of ob
taining the election of a successor to
his holiness, who will be favorable to
the interests of the Dreibund, and leBS
inclined to democracy, as well as less
friendly to France than the pope.
After the conference between the
monarchs, ministers and ambassadors,
there will be a gala dinner at the royal
palace. In the evening there will be
night fetes on the grand canal.
Prince Hohenlohe will meet the em
peror In Vienna on Tuesday. The Aus
trian ambassador here will go to Vien
na to take part in the conference which
will be held during the emperor's two
days' stay at the Austnan capital. Th
presence of the Austrian ambassador
in Vlennn upon tnis occasion is re
garded as further proof that grave po
litical matters are engaging the atten
tion of the powers comprising the Drei
bund. COLLEGES RELAY ENTRIES.
Ready for the Big, College, Bicycle Events
on Saturday, April 25.
Philadelphia, April 12. The track
committee of the University of Penn
sylvania announces the following as
being the official and final classification
of the college relay teams entered for
their second annual relay games to be
held on Franklin field, Philadelphia,
Saturday, April 25:
Onp-mile relay race for the champion
ship of America: Harvard, Yale, George
town, rennsvivania; uiso iumyei'.e iii:u
Alassaehusetts Institute of Technology,
provided they each win their group r ice.
Five-mile relay race, open to all colleges:
Ynle and Pennsylvania.
Other college groups In the one-mile race
are: Group 1, Cornell, Columbia, iM&y
ette and Lehieh: ktoup 2. Amherst, i'uton
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Worcester Poly technique Institute;
group S. Kutgers. Swarthmore, Haver
ford and University of New York; croup
4, Johns Hopkins, Columbia university,
College City of New York anu r'oraibm
crouu B. State College. Hucknell. Dick
lnson and Franklin and Marshall: group.
tl, Gettysburg. Western Pennsylvania uni
versa y', St, John's college and Urslnus col
Among the schools which will com
pete in the one mile relay races for
academies and high schools are the
Hill school, Pennington seminary, York
Collegiate Institute and Brown Prepar
FAST FREIGHT WRECKED.
Five Tramps Caught in tho Crash and
Ashland. Pa.. April 12 While u fast
freight train was passing Locustdale
yesterday uftcrnooti a broken axle de
railed and wrecked 12 cars, loaded with
lumber. Five out of eight illegal rid
ers, who were riding on the train were
caught In the wreck and badly Injured.
The names are Jumes Sweeney, of
Shamokln; John Gillespie, of Slmmu
kln; Charles llossler, of Mahanoy City;'
Charlea Rush, of Shenundoah, and
Rnlnh Stevenson. Shpnunrlmih Hwnu.
Aney, Gillespie and Hossler were taken
Ito the Miners hospital where Sweeney
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pieces Persian and
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Waists, 65c. per
yard, former price,'
pieces All Wool
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Weichel, the Jeweler,
has a nice line of Bicycle
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One of the latest novel
HARRY WRIGHT DAY TODAY.
A Famous Gulaxv Of Old Time Is to Play
at Hock ford. III.
New York. April 12. Tomorrow Is to
be Hurry Wright's day and It will b
celebrated In all the large base ball
cities of the country. A game that Is
attracting a. great ileal of attention Is
the one thut Is scheduled to be played
at Rockford, Ills., the home of the old
Forest Cities and many of the old
time players have promised Manager
Nlcol that they will take part In it.
A. G. Soakllng. who made his first
appeuranee on i.he Forest City nine,
has agreed to pilch. Several other old
timers who wore In harness In the
'60s, will be there also, among them
Al Pratt, of the Pittsburg; George
Wright, of the old Boston Athletics,
and Rois Barnes-
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