The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 28, 1896, Image 1

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Our Spring
l'p lit' stocks In our Clonk Depart
inent and the work will go merrily
tm from this date rorwurd. Notti
Ing will be spared from the slaugh
ter, unit price cuii mi longer prove a
harrier to intending buyers, be
cause tin- new figures arc so low
dial the l"i!'tallcni to lniy in iire
slslulde. Every. Qmiat Offered
Is M tie fay Likzl
' And viewed from any standpoint
you will, there is no Cloak stork In
this city to compare with that
shown at the
Tk Hot Wave
' has Just passed induced us to
start marking down earlier than
usual. We we were a trifle
j hasty, out you get the benefit.
CMIta's SI
As nobby as make, trim and fabric
can make them. All Unlit mix
tures, smart military braiding:, etc.
ijur $3.00 gurnients,
Cleaning up price $1.98
iu Lift
Fine All-Wool Cloths. In navy only.
Fancy braid trims, deep sailor col
lar, etc., etc., all sizes; were $3.25
Cleaning up price $2J2J
The very brightest fashion
thoughts Of InT'STriUMTnTeprer
sented in this lot. Light, tweedy
mixtures describe the cloths, while
the effects produced, by the elabor
ate Shepherd and Russian braid
trims are strikingly pretty. Yes
terday we asked $;!.."i0 for them.
Cleaning up price $2.39
Women's; Correct Jackets
Covert Coats In right spring shades,
Inlaid velvet collars. 4-button box
fronts jaunty looking garments,
properly made and fashioned. Yes-terday's-prlce,
Cleaning up price $3.25
40 pieces fine all-wool twill French
Flannels, in the prettiest of light
spring patterns, dainty stripes, tiel
leate tints, etc. This is guaranteed
to be a genuine 80c. cloth. We
bought It at a bargain price, and
now we say.
UPc. 'Till Closed Out
Willi M WOI
bitter Strife Promised in the Illinois
State Convention.
I'ricnJs of the Ohio Cundidate Will At
tempt to tlrgnnlze the Convention
and Changs tha Order of llusi-ness-Thc?
May Fall.
Washington. April 27. A special to
tin- Tost from ' Springfield, 111., says:
Major William McKinley expects to be
iiuiiiliiuti'il tor president In this town
next Wednesday. Senator Shelby M.
fu'lnm says he wants the nomination
himself. There is this different:. In
their plan if campaigning: McKinley
wards to have the ilelcgates-.iit-large
instructed for him. believing that If this
Is done the opposition will melt away by
the time the St. Louis convention meets.
Ciillom Is modes! and does not Reek in
structions In his own stat '. He merely
at-ksnn un instructed delation, so that !
imnots win ce rree 10 puss on ins cmmis t!p ,, tno m.Ht miiot. ,mi! nt. s
ul-uig with thlce of McKlnli y. Wee I, At- a randldnte," said lavld Martin t.Klay.
Ilsi.ii and Morton when the national Continuing, the delegate to the na
c nventlon meets. In the selection ot , ronvention from the Fifth fn
tiistilct delegates McKinley thus far BIVHslon, dlstHet. said: "The Repub
lias a shade the best of It. So the dele- m,an( ((f n ,lli)t,.1(., nn, OV(,nvhelmlng-
Kuies-ai-iarge may tie., n.e i n o. - ,
tiol of the Illinois delegation when it
comes to selecting a member of the
ci inmiltee on credential at St. Lonln.
Though the convention does not meet
till Wednesday, both sides are already
t illy V'piesented at Springfield. B.ith I
sides clulm to be absolutely sure of a
mupoiity of the delegates, while they
are nl reality nervous and appr-hen-sive.
The exact situation Is such that
neither the friends nor the opponents of
Major McKinley are Justllled in making
daiins. Their lack of real confidence is
Merely a foreshadowing of the uncer
tainty which surrounds the action of
the convention.
The wisdom which j
cumes from roll calls is not yet mani
The convention will be made up of !
I.SSii tlelegntcs.Major McKlnley's nmna
tiers claim that more than sihi of t:ie
tleleuates are either Instructed or
pledged in favor of instructing the dele
gate -at-large for blm.lf this were true.
there would be no doubt over the out-.j
come, nnil they would not be under the
necessity of adopting extraordinary
means to force the presidential issue to
the front. They could afford to await
the test of eontidi'iice at whatever. stage
of the proceedings it would come. Ac
tually about 600 delegates have either
been Instructed for McKinley or In
dorsed his candidacy, .but a good many
of the delegates whose conventions
have Indorsed McKinley Interpret this
as meaning thut the policy of Instruc
tions Is by Implication condemned,
Thoy take the ground that the conVi ti
tions knew the difference between in
dorsement and instructions, and they
propose to act accordingly. They do
not assume that Cullom Is favored.
The combined Cullom, and ant I-McKinley
forces assort that an actual ma
jority of the delegates having been
elected without Instructions their
course, will govern in tho convention,
but In their hearts they know that a
portion of these unlnstructed delegates
will Moat with the McKinley tide. Tn
private they express the belief that
they may be able to hold the convention
from Instructing for McKinley. This is
the limit of their ability. It Is all they
ask, and they are making a tremendous
Major McKlnley's managers have
mapped out a scheme which will force
a good many s-ipporters of McKinley
in antagonism in tht. preliminary
skirmishing. They piopn to capture
the organization of the convention for
the alleged purpose of securing fair
play and preventing mehlite methods
from stilling the voice of the peot'le.
They announce that they wll1 take the
orsarl-ctlon out of the hands of John
R. Tanner and his friends. Instruct the
delegates-at-large, elect their own men
for those places and then let the con
vention attend to whatever business It
This plan Is bad political tactics. The
convention is called for the primary
purpose of nominating a state ticket.
Custom and the otllclal call put this
ahedd o" the choice of deiegates-ut-large.
Tho candidates for the various
state oflice want their own fate set
tled before going Into national affairs.
While they extremely dlrllke doing any
thing that seems to run counter to the
McKinley sentiment, self-preservation
Is the first law with them, and their
Influence will be thrown against pro
jecting the presidential question into
the foreground .
The attempted organization is taken
by John R. Tanner as an open attack
on himself. He is justified li this lxisi-
tlon. because some of the McKinley
leHtlcrd deTlHTtThe IS opposing -Mclvln-
ley, and they propose ri take no
chances. Tills is in a measure true.
Tanner Is with the Chicago organiza
tion and the party leaders ol the stute
In opposing Instructions on general
principles. Then every consideration of
political friendship makes him favor
Cullom. And f Colluni can't be nom
inated, he Is for Allison. Again, If It
should come down to u choice between
Reed and McKinley he would be likely
to turn to Reed. While his position on
the presidential question has been
pretty well understood, it has not kept
him from gathering In the delegates.
He has fully 1,000, probably) more. Noth
ing can beat his nomination.
Tanner has passed the word along
the line that he wants the usual prac
tice followed, the candidates for state
officers nominated and the presidential
Issue taken up In Its proper place.
Moreover, he objects positively and
strenuously to a McKinley. oigclza
tlon of un Illinois state convention He
tells his friends that the Issue has I n
forced on him. and he Is going to meet
it. He assures them that every dele
gate will have the fullest opportunity
to debate and vote on Instructing the
delegates-at-lurge. but that matter
must come up in its regular order.
Under these circumstances it is not
difficult to guess that the organization
of the convention will be a Tanner and
not a McKinley one. A large number
of delegates who will ultimately vote
for McKinley Instructions will support
a Tanner organization of the conven
tion. The band wagon crowd Is also
likely to be with hlni. Thero may be
doubt about McKinley being president.
There Is none about Tanner being gov
ernor of Illinois. And the governor
ship comes a little closer to them than
the presidency.
Ex-Congressman George E. Adams
and others of McKlnley's conservative
supporters In the state have tried to
moderate the seal of the radicals who
are at the head of the movement. They
would be willing to rest everything on
a square vote of instructions, but their
advice has been thus far disregarded.
VV. W. Tracy, ex-president of the Re-
publican league; C. W, Raymond, pres
ident of the State league, and General
jonn Mcxuita, receiver or the whisky
trust, are Insisting on a radical policy,
find they have gone too far to right
about. A change in tactics now would
hurt them almost as much us to go
ahead 'and be beaen. So It is quite
probable that in the preliminary strug
gles of the Illinois convention McKin
ley will meet with reverses. Rut this
should not be accepted a conclusive
on the tlnal verdict. Senator Cullom.
Candidate Tanner and Congressman
Lorlmer and the leaders of the Chicago
organization think they are going to
prevent Instructions, yet the margin Is
too narrow for them to put too much
trust in the mistukes of the major's
supporters. The whole country under
stands the bearing of the result on. the
St. Louis convention. If McKinley In
structions are beaten In Illinois the
combination may take fresh courage.
Senator Allison has ptrhnps a more di
rect interest than the other candidates,
because, next to Cullmn. most of tho
uulnstrutted delegates are for him.
Tho Phlludolphian Will Stand by tho
Mujoi 1'ntil Ills I'lug llus Keen Volun
tarily Lowered.
Philadelphia, April 27.- iave de-
.,1.1... 1 r. C. Mcili't. l,.L.ll,l .11 ! ft
candidate for thc'presidentlul nomina-
. f M,.Klnlev. It irlves the irrentest
Republican majority, and Is the largest
manufacturing district in the United
States and both the manufacturers and
the worklngmen are almost unanimous
ly for McKinley. 1 should not fairly
represent their views
did not vote for him."'
or wishes if I
Important Letter from Senator Sherman
to the nrooMyn Voting Republican Club
llivoklyn, X. Y., April 27. At a meet
ing of the Brooklyn Young Republi-
can club this evening a letter from
Benator jonn rnermun, or miro. was
read, In which he said: "There can be
no doubt as to the opinions of Major
-McKinley on the money question. He
; I.- ii'iiuiii i leu ill ce-i ? ii'i iiii iiy wit 11
and otherwise to the Republican policy
of maintaining the present gold coin of
the I'nlted States as the standard of
He, in common with myself nnd oth
ers, believes that silver should be em-
ployed as money,
nlways, however, to
be maintained at par with gold.
convenience of silver coins for the ' for a tt)Ke amount of machinery in
minor transactions of lite is so manl- competition with large concerns in this
fest that no sound money man would country. Cheap clothing, all of which
desire Its discontinuance, but upon the i was formerly purchased In the United
primary conditions that its coinage , states and Europe is now nianufac
should be limited and Its purchasing I tured In Mexico. At Chihuahua a can-
power maintained by the flat or the .
government at par wun goiu. e oe- i
lleves. as I do, that a tariff should be ;
udopted that will Impartially protect all
American Industries from undue com
petition with foreign productions that
can be ami ought to be produced in
the United States. The meeting passed
resolutions Indorsing McKinley as the
presidential candidate by a large ma
jority. . ..
gl3ti,S61,Sl2 DEFICIT.
The Democracy's Own Statement of llow
It Has Unit the Nntlon in Pcht.
Washington, t. C, April 27. The i
treasury deficit for the fiscal year end
ing June 30. 1'J6, will be approximately
$2.",000.000. This Is the opinion of of
ficials and others best qualified to make
an Intelligent estimate of the result of
the fiscal operations of the year. In
his annual estimates sent to congress
at the beginning of the present session,
the secretary of the treasury estimated I
the recelrts from customs during' the vclopment is steady and remarkable
year at $172,000,000. So far, with nearly throughout. In the northwest part of
ten months of the year gone, the cus- , Mexico a railroad will be built within
toms receipts have reached about $137,- ' the next year, running from El Paso
000,000, with a fair prospect of Increas- 1 to a point south of Corralltas, a dis
lng to $165,000,000 by the close of the j tance ot 250 miles, opening up a coun
year. The estimate of the receipts from try rich in mines and agricultural re-
intcrnnl revenue sources was $15N,000,- ;
000. Up to this time they have reached
$120,000,000, and it Is expected that the
figures for the completed year will be
about $146,000,000.
The receipts from miscellaneous
sources are expected to slightly exceed
the estimates of $15,000,000, making the
total receipts for the year about $327,
000,000. The secretary's estimate of the
year'1! expenditures was $:62.0OO.00O.
which, according to his figures, would
leave a deficiency of $17,000,000. The
actual expenditures, however, it Is now
thought, will aggregate about $352,000,
000. or $10,000,000 less than Mr. Carlisle's
estimate of December last, so that the
deficit at the close of the year, It is
believed, will not show any very mate
rial change from Saturday's figures,
$25,102,423. This makes the total deficit
for the three fiscal years ending June 30,
ISftB, S136.S61.81z..
The secretary's estimates at the time
they were made were believed by those
of long experience In the department
to be extremely conservative. The re-
celpts from boill customs and In ternaT
revenue sources, however, have been
surprisingly low, and there does not
seem to be any immediate prospect of
material Improvement.
Ninth Annual Dinner of the Grant Ban
quet Association.
New York. April 27. The ninth an
nual dinner of the Grant Banquet as
sociation was held tonight nt the Wal
dorf hotel. Covers were laid for 108 in
the ball room. Speeches were made by
General Dodge, Postmaster General
Wilson, Governor Hastings and Gener
al Horace D. Porter, eulogizing the life
and services or oeneral Grant.
"Governor Hnstings In the course of
his address told a number of amusing
stories and In conclusion said: . - '
"General Grant was the apostle of
opportunity In the struggle for the
perpetuation of the union. He Is-'
grand and lasting figure, a great sol
dier and an honor to his country."
A IMttsbiirgcr Wanted for Forgery Is
Given Up hy (tiintctnnlnns.
Washington, April 27. The state de
partment today received a belated tele
gram from Pierce M. B. Young. Unit
ed States minister to Guatemala, saying
that the Guatemalan government had
surrendered John L. Cowan, wanted for
forgery in Pittsburg, Pa., to the agent
of the state of Pennsylvania, and that
he had sailed In custody, for" the United
States, on the 23d Inst.
The government has no extradition,
with Guatemala and the surrender was
mude as an act of comity.
stenronhip Arrivals.
New York, April 27. Arrived: Allor
from Bremen ml fiomhnmpton.NrttUrl.i
from Marseilles anil Naples. Arrived out:
Werra, at Ulbraltal (and proceeded for
Genoa); Hekln, at Copenhagen, Stilled for
New York: Bonn, from Bremen, April 28,
Noordland, from Antwerp, April 26.
Sighted: Elm, from Rotterdam for New
York, passed Hook f Holland, April 2ti.
.lohti Downs n Prince.
London, April 27. Prlnco Christian, of
Sen lea wig Holsteln, husband of Princess
Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, was
Knocked down by a cab while crossing a
"in-fi tuuMy aim oauiy snaaen up,1,.
Effects of a Silver
Standard of
By the Dcmonotuotlon of Silver Mexican
People Have Been Indoeed to Do
Their Own Mauufaeturiag-.Monc
and Industries Kept at Uone.
Washington, April 27. Representa
tive Newlands, of Nevada, is endeav
oring to have the ways and means
committee Inquire what effect the dif
ference of exchange between gold
standard and silver standard countries
has upon the agricultural and manu
facturing industries of the I'nlted
States and report by bill or otherwise.
In this connection he requested Mr.
Alex R. Shepherd, who has lived in
Mexico since 1CS0, to give his vclews on
the economic, conditions of that coun
try as he found them while its finan
cial .policy rested upon a silver basis.
Today he received the following reply:
"I have been u resident of Mexico
since 1SS0. When I first went there the
ratio between silver and gold was lOVi
to 1. The first exchange I bought was
at the rate of 15 per cent, in coin silver
on a New York draft. Since then, ow
ing to the demonetization of silver,
ninny changes have occurred In the rate
of exchange. During the famine which
existed the whole period from ISSll to
1!I3. when two-thirds of ull the grain
used for food in Mexico was bought
from the nlted States, the rates of ex
change tanged from SO to 95 ior cent,
abd at times went as high as 100. Not
withstanding this, Mexico met all her
obligations, paid all her Interest and
suffered less than any other country.
"The present condition of the silver
market is leading the Mexican people
to doing their own manufacturing. As
un Instance of this. I may cite Chihau
hua as an example. An Iron foundry
and machine shop was established there
some time ago with Itio.oOO capital for
the purpose of manufacturing the min
ing and other machinery for which
thero was a large and growing demand
In that vicinity and which was former
ly supplied by the United States. The
success of this venture may be realized
when It is known that the capital stock
' was Increased to $300,0u0 and that the
I enmimnv secured a. contract recently
nlng establishment, with a capital of
$.r,o0.000. Is now being organized for
the purpose of preserving meats and
fruit und a large brewery, with a cnpl
tnl of $200,000, Is being put In operation.
A woolen factory, with $200,000 capital,
was started and was enlarged last sea
son to meet the Increased demands upon
It. and smelters at Chihuahua now treat
the Mexican ores that were formerly
sent across the border at heavy ex
"Numerous other enterprises have
been established and are in contempla
Hon, all having the effect of giving re
emnloynient to Mexican
artisans anil laborers, and, what Is
equally Important, serving to keep
Mexican money In Mexico, for the fruit
of all these forms of industry repre
sent the necessities for which Mexico
has hitherto been dependent on this
country and Europe. The conditions in
Chihuahua are truer of the more ad-
vaneed portions of Mexico and the de
sources. The $5,000,000 capital for the
undertaking has been furnished by
New York parties.
"The conditions of the people have
Improved co-relatlvely with the devel
opment of the country. The district of
El Puerte which furnishes the part of
the mountains In which mines are li
cated, has doubled in population In the
post fifteen years, and its productive
capacity correspondingly increased.
Formerly the Peon system of labor
which prevailed all Mexico was the rule
In El Puerte. Now the scarcity of
workmen Is so great that almost every
thing Is xirodticed on shares and It Is
almost impossible to raise a crop unless
the workmen are interested In it
Another Instance may be recited
showing the wonderful progress of
northwest Mexico. When the Mexican
Central railroad was first opened it was
thought that Mie northern part of It
would be unremuneratlve. The open
in.T nf mine and the development of
agriculture along this portion, however.
has made It one of the most profitable
sections of the road.
Shortly before my departure I was
conversing with a very intelligent Mex
ican banker. He declared that he want
ed the difference between silver nnd
gold to be maintained us it enabled the
Mexicans to keep their money In their
own country. Other Mexicans finan
ciers with whom I have talked hold the
same views.
"There have been but two or three
bank failures since I have resided there.
The Mexican banks are required to keep
one-third of their circulation In silver
dollars in their vaults.
The system In Mexico allows the
miner to send his silver to the govern
ment depositories and receive silver
dollars In return for It In any part of
the country, where there Is an assay
office, the government tax and cost be
lng.abnuri'. percent.
"Perhaps the best sign of the stabil
ity of Mexico under a silver policy may
be found In the fact that Mexican five
per cent, bonds stand at 93 in London."
Trouble at Chicago Ship Building Com
pany's Yards
Chicago, April 27. Fifteen hundred
men employed at the Chicago Ship
Building company's yard at South Chi
cago went on Btrlke today. The cause
of the strike Is said to be a difference
In regerd to the wages and hours, and
the walkout has been In prospect for
several days.
This morning when time came for the
men to go to work not one put in ap
pearanoe.' The officials of the company
sny..-they hope to have the dispute ud--jUted
In a short time.
Suffocated bv Gns.
Pottsvllle, Pa., April 27.-.Mntt Fleming
ami Kilwurd Burns were suffocated by
gas at Albright & Co.'s Sllverton colliery,
nonr Mlnersville, this a f terrain. Both
were young men anuunmarrleu.
' For a Statno of Grant.
wasmngton. April si. A ravorable re-
Sort was made this afternoon to Senator
quires' bill appropriating $300,oim for an
equestrian statue of General Grant in
mi. cuy.
Weather Indications Today :
Cloudy and Threatening; Warmer.
1 McKinley or Cullom?
Prosperity of Mexico,
l'emocruts Gathering at Allentown.
Progress of the Jackson Trial.
Enormous Democratic Heliolt.
Philadelphia Traction Trouble.
2 Congressional Polnirs.
Tho Business World.
3 (Locan School Tax Rate Increased 20
Per Cent.
Argument Court Opens.
4 Editorials
l'p-to-Date Orator.
5 (Local) Local Political Msiters.
Preparations for .May Conclave.
Apportionment of Liquor License
Wanted a Child Wife.
$ (Sports) Cuban Giants Defeat Scran
ton. Power Matter Settled.
The National League Battle.
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Reports.
8 News Up and Down the Valley.
The Indictment of a Nnmbor of Ids
tnrbcrs at Philadelphia Mot Precipitate
Another Strike on the Union Lines.
Philadelphia, April 27. Since the Mg
street car strike here last December
there have been many assaults of non
union men who took the strikers' places
and were retained In the Traction com
pany's employ after the strike was de
clared off. This culminated today In
the finding of true bills of Indictment
by the grand Jury against William Mc
Gee, Joseph Dlnsmore and William
Harp, three union motormen, who were
arrested Saturday for having brutally
beaten Daniel Keenan, a non-union
man. The police authorities had de
termined. If possible, to break up these
frequent assaults, and the three men
were arraigned this morning before
Magistrate South and were placed un
der heavy ball to await the action of
the grand jury. The latter body acted
immediately, and. as stated above,
found true bills against the prisoners
this afternoon. They will be placed on
trial tomorrow.
The board of directors of the Union
Traction company todny adopted reso
lutions declaring; that the persistent ef
forts of a few men In the employ of the
company to stir up strife and incite dis
affection among Its employes Interfered
greatly with the company's business,
and Instructed the general manager to
promptly discharge any employe found
guilty of such hostility to the company
and under no circumstances to rein
state such discharged employes Into
the company's service. The grievance
committee of the employes will tomor
row have a conference with President
Welsh, of the Union Traction company,
In relation to the recent demands of
the men for $2 a day for ten hours'
work and the reinstatement of men
discharged for unjust cause since Do
centner 10 last. The outcome of this
conference Is awt.ittd with eagerness
by the employes.
French Actress Withdraws Her Suit
Against the Bridgeport Pastor.
Bridgeport, Conn., April 27. The sen
sational slander suit of Jnne May Hu
ber, the French actress, against Rev.
Dr. Pullman, pastor of the First Meth
ndlst church of this city, has been set
tied. Dr. Pullman has made a state
ment. In which he publicly retracts all
statements made which were deroga
tory to the actress. The retraction and
apology have been accepted, and for
a consideration of $1 the suit has been
The suit grew out nf certain state
ments made by Dr. Pullman during a
sermon preached to his congregation
shortly after the appearance of Mile,
May In this city In "Pygmalion" last
November. The papers were drawn
claiming $25,000 damages. Dr. Pullman
was arrested one night Just as he was
about to open prayer meeting. All
through the meeting Sheriff Beck occu
pled a front seat In the church.
Communications Kegnrdlng Arbitration
Are Now Under Consideration.
London. April 27. Sir William Har
court. In accordance with notice given
by him on April 23 asked the govern
ment what, if any, arrangements had
been made to conclude by arbitration a
settlement of the differences between
the Unltd States and Greut Britain in
regard to Venezuela.
A. J. Balfour, first lord of the treas
ury, Staid that arrangements to arbi
trate In respect of the Venezuelan and
other questions was a matter which
both the British nnd the United States
governments hud tn view. The latest
eotninlintenUnn nn tile subject Which
has been received from the United
States on Friday were now under con
sideration, and dealt with both tho
general question of arbitration nnd the
Venezuelan dispute. To give further
information concerning the matter, he
concluded, would nt the present time
be Inexpedient.
BILL in Kourrv.
New York, Susquehanna and Western vs.
Itclnwnre, l.nvknwnnna end Western.
Philadelphia, April 27. There was
begun before Judge Acheson In the
United States circuit court today, ar
gument upon the demurrer presented
for the defendant to the bill In equity
filed by the New York, Susquehanna
and Western Railroad company
against the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western Railrond company, nsk
Ing that the latter be enjoined from
prosecuting n stilt against the Susque
hanna afld Western road, brought In
the supreme court of New York.
It Is also alleged that the Susquehan
na nnd Western Aoinpnny has no resi
dence In New York, such as an office
or place of business, hence the alleged
Invalidity of the bill filed In New York.
The argument will be resumed tomor
row morning.
Steps Token to Have the "loyalist's Death
Pittsburg, Anrll 27.-W. L. Snehtel
ben, of Alton, III., who went to Turkey
in search of the missing Pittsburg
wheelman, Frank Lenz, and ascer
tained that he had been murdered by
Kurds, spent todny with Lenz's moth
er, giving her a detailed report of his
search and discoveries.
Steps will be taken to place the mat
ter of Lenz's murder before the United
States authorities nt Washington, with
the purpose of demanding Indemnity
from the Turkish government. Sach
telben starts for home this evening,
Ocnlcs Iris Confession,
illaslcton, Pu., . April 27.-Catherl:io
An inn, wno aeicnawieiignti she shot An
gelo Dongola last Montlny at Lnttlmer,
has since denied all knowledge nf the in nr.
der. It Is believed she confessed to Um
murder to auow tne rent murderer, Alex,
antler Anuta, who is missing, time to
' cape.
The City of Allentown Swarming
With Harrityites.
The Unit Knle Will Probably be Adopted
in Interest of Pennsylvania's Favorite
Son-Uarmony la Predicted by
Robert Wright.
Allen town. Pa.. April 27. This town
Is showing visible evidence of the near
ness of the Democratic state conven
tion. The hotel lobbies and haunts of
politicians are filling with party lead
ers and workers. Every Incoming
train Is adding to the crowd. Pitts
burg and Dauphin delegates arrived
this evening and are making their
headquarters nt the American hotel
breezy and lively. National Chair
man Harrity drifted quietly into town
late last night and was busying him
self all day with convention prelimi
naries. Tonight he is closeted at State
Chairman Wrleht's home with the lat
ter. Naval Officer Wright and other
leaders. Among the afternoon arriv
als were James B. O. Cowan, of Greens-
burg, and nited States District Attor
ney Harry li. Hall, of Ridgway. Chair
man Wright today appointed James S.
Dllllnger, of this city, as his private
secretary and assistant to Secretary
M. W. Savage.
National Chairman Harrity declared
this evening that he was satisfied
that there will he little If any
opposition In the convention to
the endorsement of Pattison, and says
he cannot figure out more than seventy-five
votes against the unit rule. The
unit rule, he said, would be of incalcul
able value to Governor Pattlson's can
didacy for the presidency, as It would
enable his mends to make deals in his
behulf. It Is the unit rule, he declared,
that gives New York Us great iiower
in national conventions.
State Chairman Robert E. Wright,
who has headquarters at the American
house. Is equally confident, and pre
dicts thnt the convention will be re
markable for the exhibition of har
mony that will be made.
There is quite a large amount of work
for the committee on contests to do,
but no trouble is anticipated in
smoothing away all the rough spots,
Detective Crlm Gives Important Testl-
ninny Against Pearl Bryan's Murderer.
Cincinnati, O., April 27. Detective
Csim took the witness stand In the
Scott Jackson trial this morning and
described the scene of the murder on
the afternoon of the day the body was
found. In reply to a question from the
prosecutor, Crim stated that he
searched Jackson's room on Feb. 9 and
found a black pair of stockings, a
lady's pocketbook with a chain at
tached to it, two pairs of white gloves,
a cap in the closet and letters ad
dressed to Jackson. Witness was ques
tloned as to the statements made by
Jackson and Walling at the time of
their arrest.
After detailing the charges and coun
ter-charges of the prisoners in Mayor
Caldwell's office on Feb 6, the judge In
structed the Jury to exclude from their
minds all of the testimony of Mayor
Caldwell and Detective Crlm relating
to anything which Walling may have
charged Jackson with, and which Jack
son denied. This ruling of Judge Helm
shuts off a very sensational story, part
of which is that of Walling about Jack
son that he was going to kill Pearl
Bryan with cocoalne.
Detective Joseph McDermott was the
first witness of the afternoon session.
He said that the marks on the ground
at th scene of the murder would indi
cate that Pearl Bryan had been vio
lently thrown down on the bank. He
also related the circumstances of the
conversations in the "Sensitive cell
J. E. Grlllow, a newspaper reporter.
was shown, Pearl Bryan s handker
chiefs and Identified them as being
found on Jackson when he was
Charles Rogers, employed at Helder's
restaurant and hotel, Cincinnati, where
Walling and Jackson boarded, testified
that he saw Jackson in the early morn
ing of February 1. Walling, he said
came tn about 3 a. m. Walling was In
a hurry anil asked for a room. It was
the first time Walling ever slept at
the hotel. The upper part of Walllng's
clothing was wet.
William 1 Finch, a nuwspaper re
porter, next testified to the finding of
Jackson's coat in the sewer at the cor
ner of Richmond and John streets. He
saw Detective Wr1tte search the coat
and saw him take out a small handful
of leaves from tho upper outside ixicket
and also a leaf from a lower pocket,
Will Wood was then recalled and
Bald that he was at Plypmouth, Ind.,
on Feb. 1. vLsltlnir from Frlilay noon tn
Monday noon. He wrote to Scott Jack
son from Plymouth on Sunday on
typewriter. He signed It with a "B,
Attorney Crawford produced a letter,
which the witness Identified as the one
he had sent. He also Identified as his
own the interlineations with a lead pen
ell. He was at the Oliver house, in
South Bentl Feb. 3 and wrote Jackson
a letter on that day and signed It "B.
Crawford produced another letter,
which the witness also Identified as the
one he had written,
These are the letters which were un
printable and were missing for several
In answer to questions, Wood said
that Jackson had had a most degrading
influence over him sliice he was 17 years
This testimony was objected to by At
torney Crawford and after hearing ar
guments on the point. Judge Helm ad
journed court until tomorrow,
Will Lead Lancaster I'nterrlfled at State
Lancaster, Pa., April 2". The Lan
caster county Democrat committee met
today for reorganization. It re-elect'
ed William B. Given, of Columbia,
chairman. There will be contesting del
egates at the state convention from this
The delegates to tho state convention
from this county met today and decid
ed to present the name of William B,
Given for delegate-at-large to the state
Crushed In a Cav-in.
York, Pa., April 27. A cnve-ln occurr
nt the slate uuarry of John W. Jones, a
Delta, tuday, In which two workmen, Lew
Kvans untl Harry Jones, were cruxiicu ai
most beyond recognition. Both the vie
tltns lived ut Delta. '
Herald's Forecast.
New York, April 28. Herald's wentlie
forecast: In the .Mlilille Suites toilav.
ami warmer weather, and fresh easterly t
southerly wlnils will prevail, precede
anil followed bv fog nnd cloiullnesa on tl
coasts. On Wednesday, fair weather,
warmer, and rresh noutnensteriy wimtf
will tirevull nreceded by cloudiness Hnil
fog on the coasts and ponnlbly followed
istion'." the WMtern J",lrlut8 uf
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