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Ail Interestlno Lecture Delivered at
Edlnburah bu the American Am
bassador to Great Britain.
LINCOLN'S LIFE STORY
Told y Mr. Choate Before the Phil
osophical Society of Edinburgh.
Lord Hoseborry's Remarks in In
troducing the Speaker Ho Also
Pays High Tribute to the Remark
able Career of the Great American
tiy Exclusive Wire fioin Hie AssocIaIcJ Pim.
Edinburgh, Nov. 13. Mr. Joseph If.
Choate, the United Slates Ambassa
dor to Great Hiltuln, tills evening d"
llvercd the Inaugural lecture lit the
Philosophical hn-ititiitlon of Kdln
burgh, taking a his theme, "Tin
character of Abraham Uncolii."
Lord ltosobcry, who presided Intro
duced .Mr. Choate ns follow.":
"Mr. Choate' Is one of thet
happy choice of men whom th
United Slates hnvo sent this
country. He has endeared liim
foK to us In a remnrkablo dogrco liv
hi? brilliant and genlnl qualities. For
Ills discourse lv has soleeti-d one of
the most Interesting subjects lthn
the range of possibility, the great man
whom he personally knew in the tlesh,
Mr. Chonte's Speech.
Mr. Choate said:
1'ictlon ran furnMi no match for tho romance
of 1-incohiN life, an,l Moirriphy will bo search' d
In vain for puch startling vicissitude; nf feu
tunc, fo float power and trlniv won out of suili
humble beiriniilntrs ami nclvor'p ciiciinist.'iiicii
Jv'nlhlni: could be more voinlhl and niivrable
thin the home in which Alr.ihiin Lincoln wis '
born a one-roomed cabin, without tloor or win. I
clow, in wlnt was thpn tno wilclcrnes of Ken
liHiv, In Hip heart of thai frontier lift- which '
swiftly movfd ncstevird from th,1 AUis;hin!e.
to the Mississippi, always in advance of plinols
and churches of InoU-t and money, of l.tilrni'li
and new-paper', of ail things which aip i'eu
ornlly rccrinded as thp comforts nnd ppii nee ca
naries of life. His father, icnoiant, uivdj i.riil
lliriftlesii, tosether for hlm-clf and bis f.iinlly,
uas ever sceMiicr, without Miects-c, to better ids
jiinimppy commini, , y nioiim,- o ,,i one s
sietie of in. ..is n -olattcti i. ainum-i. -.'h-.....!.-,
Boucty wnien suiio-imieii tncni was not nun u
better. Tlie structrle for pitciiie was bard, I
unci absorbed all their enetKii-. Tin v wen-
n .i.,in.. .v... fn.noi i.n ..ii.i i..i ...a i... .n. i
Irealln n.aste. liom the time when bo conic!
barely handle tools until ho attained his m ijor-
liv, Lincoln's life was tint of a simple faun i
laborer, poorly ctul, liou-id and fed, at work
cither on his father's wielched farm or hirid
out to niichhoiin;- fumeis. Hut in vplp, or
perhips by moans, of (Ids nido eiiiionment, lie
grow to bp a stalwirt itiant, leuhliuf vK lti
four at nineteen, and fihulous vlmies aie told of
his feats of ptrenctli.
With the growth of this miirlity frame bo.'an I
that -tiantre education whicli in Ids lipcnine!
ears was (o mtalift linn (oi (ho Rie-il doslliiy
tint avvnited liim, and the dev-p'opnienls of tliosp
mental faculties and niotal endnwinentv, vvldili,
by the time lie leached niidd'o life, wen- to
mike liim the -.ism Inns, pilient and tiiiunpliiul
loader of a iriest nitlnn in the i-ii-is of Its fite.
His whole seliooliiiet, obtained during such odd
limes as could' bo .pirnl from crrindinir labm,
did not amount in all to as much as one v.rar,
ninl tho nullity of tin- leaihiuir was of the low
est possible ciade, iiicludiii'.' only tin- elements
rcadiuir, vviitimr and ciplieiiiic. Hut out of
these simple elements, when rivlitlv used liy the
right man, education Js. achieved: and Lincoln
liupvv bow to ii-c Hum. As ho often happens, he
hoenud to take- veaiiiimr fioin hi- fatlici'M mi
tiiitmiate exaniph-. 1 iilirliig imhislry, an in
wiilablp thirst for lenciwleilire, and an over-giow-inet
ile-irc to lise above ids Mirioiindiiii;-, weie
only nianife.statioiis of his ehaiaelei.
Ilooks weie- almost unknown in that commun
ity, but tlic Bible was ill eveiv hou-e, and
somehow or other Pilcrliii'-i Pio.-re-s, Ae-npV
Fali'cs, a hl-toiy of tho .'lilted Slates and i
"Life of Wa-hiuerton" fell lino Ids bands. Ho
truducil on foot many miles Huoiiuli Hie wihl.-i-liess
to lioirow an liik'lhh enamour, and Is niid
to have dovuured ltii'.iIIIj tho eoiitoiilH of tlie
i-tatulcs ot Indiana tint fell in his wuv, Ihe-o
few vnlunios lie road ami ie-ri-.ul and his power
of assimilation was Kie.it, To be- shut in which
few books am! lo master Hum thomiuthly
csoinetlmes does inoie- for the develoiiminl nt
mind and ihaiaeler than fictdoiii to ian'o at
law, In ii cursoiy am! lo.lN. rimlnale way,
through wide domains of lileialinc, 'tills -.otdh'.i
mind, nt any rate, was lliaroiorldy satinnteil with
lllhllcal lnnvvliduc and llililleal laintn tge,
will. Ii. In utter life, lie n-ul with irri-at readi
ness am! effect, ilnt it was the constant u-c
,of the little hnnvvledetc which lie had that ih
vclopeil and exercised his ni'iil.il povvi-is, Alter
the hud -li)' worn was done, while others
slept ho tolled em, alums leidin? mid willlne'.
l'roin an early ui,'o he dhHiis own thinklnc; and
made up his own nilnd-liiealiidile hulls in I lie
future president l'apri u.is Mich a scaicc eo-n-liodity
that, hy the evenlnet ttullisld, lie- would
write mid cipher on the liat I; ol a wooden shovel,
unci then -h.no It oil In nuke loom for nioie,
Ily mid l), as hi- approached iiuiiIhu.iI, he- Ik
(.-an tpr.iMni; In llie ui.le iratluiinvn of iho
lieierlilioihoi.il, ami so laid the foiiuilatlon ot that
1.. ii.,,., it.tti. .fill, ii ill i,.. 'Ilil.i,.!!.',
art oi pi-riaiaeiiiu; ins iciiovv nun, wliicli wen
The Flat Boat vovace.
Aceiwlomcil as we inn lu ilie.e ditif s(i,iin
anil teleKiaiilH to havo eveiv liitihliteiil hoj Mir-
ey tho whole vvoild t-nh moridiii,- l.efoiu hreaK-
Jam and Inform himself m what Is khIiik on '
in cveiy iiatlon, II is haielly pos-ilile to conceive
how IiciiIkIiIciI am! Isnmtrd was Ihe imidloii
ol tho loiumiiuay nt I'Ikcoii ("icil. In Imll'ini,
of which the family of Lincoln's father formed
part, er liuvv cacteilv im aiuliitluus nnil lilh
ipilltccl hoy, such tit he, niii-t have viailud lo
escape. Tlie- III. it itlluipsc that he ever k'ol of
any world lievoud tlie narrow eoiillnes of Ids
Inline was lu ISiD, at the- aire of iiiuiteiu, when
a neiithhor iinpli'.vid him In auonipmv Lis sou
down the liver In Xevv OrKuiu tu dlaposo of it
Hat IwJt of proinui a iouiiui.loii which he ills
elurue'd with tiicat niKicss.
Shortly aftir hi retuin from this first cseur
rtoii lulu the outer world, his fallal, llud of
f.iiluie lu Indiana, pjil.nl his family anil nil
Ids worldly goods Into u sinitle waon iliiiwu hy
two Jul. ii ot men, and nflci a fouitctu iIjjs'
liauip thioiiKh the- wlldeiiie-s-s, plUlml his camp
omo mole) in Illluiil.. Hero Abuli.iiii, haviuK
e'ciiie of uku uml lieiin; now his own niastir,
leinleird tho l-ot scrvlec of liia inliioilty hy
plcuitliiuif the- lacrc lot and e-ivli It In linn lm
tall walnut trees of the piiuieral forest enough
rails to uriound the- Utile eleariiic; vvllli a l.-nie,
hucU wjj the lueaetre oulllt of this tomliii; leader
of men, at the ate when the future lliitlsh prime
liiinUler or st.ili-iiun enieitres from the- uiilier
eity with every udvantauc that hk-li training
v-ph lironel iiilluru and aaioeiatiou with the !
mm ilcl. icsult ot hi, education, and o.- K,, I'trv iVeUine'X iJiHr " VrUii" Sm'Sl I Auditor general; Hardenbergb. Re
secret of lili nuliseeiiunt mines. .power, and th- Southern mates, imdtr all eh. publican, 163,169; Meek, Democrat. 0(1.-
ovl ami tlio best nf turn nnd women ran dvc,
anil oiitcre upon some form of public sen Id' on
the mad to itst ntlncs's and lionoi, the linlveMtly
c-ulirfo licllie! oldV tlic Bret utagc hi tlic piiuiii
iMliiliij.'. So l.lhcrln, af 31, had Just In Kim
his ri'tirntloii for tlic piililli.' life to which he
soon begun lu nsilrc. Tor nonto je.ir Jcl he
must continue to e.nn Ids iliily t,rr.nl by the
sweat ef his brow, Imvlnsr iilisotnlclv no tneins,
ho liuinc, no friend to ioihiiU. Jlorc farm work 3
ii tilrnl liiml, a clerkship in u village store, Hie
iuimlin: of a mill, another trip to .New Orleans
on n Moat boat of his own icuitrivliii.. ii pilot'
lierlli on Mie liver; thoe were Hie means liv
which be mib-lstcd until, in the summer of In'!-,
when lie wus 'J.I jcara of ue'i , an event ciccinrcd
wliicli if,ie publio rctognltioti.
As a Military Leader.
The Walk Hawk war limke out. and the "'
el nor of Illinois tallin lor voltintiers to npil
tlie hand of ..it ages wlnwe Uailer liore Hill tume,
Lincoln enlisted mid was elected captain of his
comrades, amoni; whom ho had already estab
lished his siipieiui'iy bj fcUiml ffnts of ntriuxtli
ninl tuotL' Hi in one sueiessiul aiiulc iomb.it.
limine the Inlif husllbtlis lie was en'J ted in
no battle and won no tnlllt iry ulorf, but Ida
locil leadei!.il was MtablMicil. I lie 'iuo
Jtar be ollircd lilnirll as n candidate lor the.
legislature of llllnoi., but failed at the polls.
i his vast popuUrilj with those wl o know
hltn was minlfest. 'I lie dMiiet nuolstnl of wl
nal lountles, Imt the unanimous vote of the
pioplo of his own riiunlv was for l.tncsilii. All
other uiisiictessful atlcmpt nt tori-k(eiin was
followed by In Iter link nt iiitelinc, until Ills
bone and lnliuniriits wile leiiid upon tuiiUr
M'cutluli for the ihbts of bis biulness nrUen
tu.c. I have been thus ilrlalled in ski tehlliB hl
rarlv ,cars tietaiise upon tlice slraimc founila.
tlous tlio slrucliiie nf Ids meat fam." l "it
mi v was built. In tlio plate- of a school and
university trali.lmr fortune Aiilistitlltrsl Have
trials. i.iicl-lil- and tiiu'i.'les as a preparation i
lor the .treat work wliitli lie bail to no. It
tin lied out to bo pm tly wlnt the t-meritc-ncy re
wires!. Tin eais InsKad at the public school
the iiniioisiiv ciil.ilnlv neirr lould hae
!"' Z tllLr,,:,, ,L"n'",H,n" oth'r Mol
would lime had to bad te- to our .Ionian, to the
Hlirlit of our nmiii-.-.'.l land of lilnrlv.
At tin- .nt,- -; -''.bo Inline n mem her ot I lie
1 liui-laturo of lllli.uii, and w continued tor elL-pt
M.ii-, nnil, in the niiMiit'inc. ipiiulliM liiniseit
l i-ailliiit sin I, law- books as lie could borrow
at innilom for he was too poor to buy any to
bo t.iliid to the hir. I'or his second fUirter of
n in nit; ihirinjr which a -Initio term In eon-l.rc--s
intrtdiued liim into the anna of national
ipiestlons lie cae Jilm-elf up to law and poli
tic. In --p'lo of hk soaring ambition, his two
ji irs In con.'iess cae him no pieinoiiition of
t lie (,'ieat ilistiny tint awaited him, and at Ila
i Iom- in P-19, we finil bini an unsiieeoi-ful ap
phi mil to tb president for iippmntin'nt as
I't'iiiinlssionT of Hie yential land o'Hee a purely
niliulni-ti itlvo lnirp.ni; a foilnnile esoipi- for
liinwelf and for his country. Yiar by jear bis
hnowlodiro and power, his experience and repu
tation, extended, and hii ment'il faciillioo ocnud
to crow by what they M on His power of
persuasion, which had always been marked, was
iletelnped to an extraord'nary decree, now tint
ho hi came enrasred in coiupnial nuevtlons md
Riilihets Little by little lie rose to prominence
ut the bar, and became tho most effective public
vpc.il or in tlic west. Not tint lie posso-'tcl am
cf tilt1 ciaeos Vif thp outer; tint hi- lojric was
iminoihlo, and his rloaiuovs and force of state
t'lent iniprrscpil upon his heanrs tho comictlons
of ids htro-l mind, while his broid unpatliles
and npirMinir and iteniil biunor nnt'o lifiti a
iinlsernl fno'ito as fai and as last as his ac
Lawyer and Legislator.
These twmtv sears that r lapsed from the time
of bis tstdliiisliniciil as a law.ur and lritMalor
in smliiL'HolU. i he icw coital of Illinois, fur- '
iibliecl i iHiinir theaui for the development and
display of his (treat facultie-H, and witli Ids new
and liilained uiiportuniueii, he ouwously Kn in
Vinjl sitmi - hN S(,umi of ,Jls cara,
-f, iS,impon.afo" for Ihoali-ouitp lach of ...1-
vauta,'e.s unier wliicli he bad Mitle-recl in jnutli.
As ins powers cniurijed, his lepiitation e-xlcudcU,
foi ho wus alwajs before the people, fc-.t a w-aim
hMimathv witli all that comcrncd them. tool.
' '" !"'. '" Hie- discussion of every public
iiii'-tion, ami made his personal intluenee ever
mi,.- i. !ill' ntiil tlioitlv foil.
i i... ..,., .,.,. ' Lincoln's career ns a
lawyer, hecauve- in Amcilea a state ot tiiitiKs
oi-ts wholly UifTcicnt from that which prevails
in Cieat Uiitaln. 'Hie piofcvsion of tlie law
-ilwajs lias bun and Is to this dij the princi
pal atomic- lo public life, and I am uW Hut his
liainiiiK and experience in tlie mints hid much
to do with Hie- development of those foices of
intellect and character wliicli he- boon cllsplajed
rn a luoadir nulla,
It was in political lontiuur-y, ot cuun-v, that
be inquired his wide reputation, and undo his
chip and la-Hue: impies.ion upon the people of
what hid now I ecome the powerful stale
of Illinois, and upon Hie p epic of the
Cio.it Wist to whom Hie poIltic.it power
and coutiol of Hie United SMjtes was id
le, lily Mirc-lv and hwillly passlnir tiom
Iho older c.istiin htatcs. It was this re
put, ition and tills inipressloii and tlic- faniili n
l.uowlodje of his rh.iimltr .wliicli liad ionic to
tin m ri mil bis loeal loaden-hip, that Inpplly in
piled tlio people- ot the wei-t to present him as
llieii i.imlidate, and to pie'-a him upon the Ho
pi.bliian loiiM-ntion of IvdO, as the lit and nce-es-s.il.i
loader lu the strtiK!;lc lot life wliicli wai
In ton- the nation.
Dealing with Slavery.
'lint slum-trie, as jou all Know, mose out of
tho liiriblc question of slavery and 1 must trust
to vour cenei il Kiowled-e of Iho Id-toiv of Hiat
question to mahu lull lliitible (lie attilude and
I .i el It p ol l.l coin as the eh.t"iptoi of he- li utn
of fuedoui in the hml lonti-sl. Xietio slavery
bid In en tlriuly established in the Southern
niitpi, from an c-arly peiicul of their Idstoiy, In
1 I!), the jour lieloic the "Mavllimei'' landed
mil l'ilcilm Katlui.s upuii l'lvmoutli Itock, a
1,'nUli ship hid discharetesi a caie;o of Afucan
-'.iv e s it Jamestown tn Virginia. All throiutli
iho lolnuial period llieir importation had eou
I nind. A tewv had found tlieii way Into the
.Nouheiu talis, but in nunc of them In nitllolciit
nuiiibiis to conslliuto clitigi-i or to afford a
buds for political power. At the time of the
aihpllon of Hie 1'cd'l.ll Constitution, thole is no
cliiobt that the piiuoip.il inonibi ru oi the- con
vention not only condemned fchivcry as a moui!,
me ill ninl political evil, but bellevid that by
the Hiioii-"ion of tlio xhti- track- It was in Iho
ionise of etuieliial cxtluitioii in the Isoulli, us
it ccil'iinly was in lliu Nortli. WashluKton, In
1,1, 11. i.rovldcd for the innneinalloir of 'his
... .,.. , ..,, .. ,... ... .i. ,j ., .
own slaves, uiei ham eo acuci-on mac u --was
.1100111.' his lliht vviflii-h to KOi- home' plan adopted
li.v which slavery in Ills eotiutrv nditht be- iibol
ivlieel.'' Jilft-ioii slid, lefiniiiLi in the- instt
tutloii, "I tremtile- for inv inuutiy whin I think
that Cod U ju-t: that His Justin- cannot sleep
fui cv cs " -and Franklin, Adams, Ifainlltnn ,'ind
1'iililik Henry weie all utterlv e)iposeil tn II.
Hut It was made Hie subject ol a fatil coiiipm
mho in the- IVdeial coiistlliition, wlurcby its
pxislliii; was rei'oe.-ui7(el lu (be- i-latert as a bl.-is
of i e presentation, the prolilbltloii of lh finpor
tatlou of hlives was pn-tioiied for twnilv e-aif,
nud the utiirii of lo'.'ilhe- hlaves provided for.
Hut m innnluint iliio.', r was uppiiheudeel troui
It till, by the Invention of (h eolton uin In
171 -, coiton c id lino bv ive labor became at
rnicst anil forever the I, .le-liner liiclusliv of tho
Suit Ii, ninl t-iive- u new- Impetus to the impor
tation of slaves, vn that In IKK when Hie eon.
Ktltutloiiil piohlliltlon tool; pfl-ct, their iiumbirH
'"mn"11"" .-"" ", xv' "i;i""n- muiu on
A Ulinu n,i unrelenlliiir strugejlc foi Its main.
luiaiuo and i.tciisou.
E..ft oi CoinnromisG
,R 0t uo'Plomjse.
',''"' eonsclenie- of the- Noitli vva.s slow to lise
-.l.iiiie ic, eiiniiteii I'tiivt ..nieiuieiMei. noil) tunc
lo time- tool, place, rue Miiiihein
tine. ill lied illsuuion if llieir iknillliLs wim noL
crjiupllcil with. To t-uve the Union, touinoniisc
nfter loiupromiHei was inaeii-, hut each one In tho
end wait lirokeii. The Mlueiuri ('oiniroinsc,
made in lfe-0, upon the occasion of tho uilnils
siun e( Missouri into (lie- I'lilou as a slave
stale whmhy, in eoiislilcratloii of smli adiuU
slon, alaveiy was foicver i.cludeel from the
Xoilhwest territory was rutlileesly repealed In
1MI. by a coii,.rt clttlccl in tlio limicsts of
the- (-live kiv,er, thei intent In-lni; tu force' uliv.
cr. into that vast irtrilory which had so Ioiik
lietn dedUated to freesloiu. 'iliU ilnllinsco at
last arroibol the vlumherlnt' loiiscleiuei of llic
Notth, and led to tho foriuiitlnu of lliu Iteuuh
llean party foi Ihe- uvovue! puiposo of pu-vent.
tiitr, hy constitutional mil hods, (he- fuillur ex
tension of slivtry,
lu Its Hrst camiialrn in JS.'ii), thoiiKli it failed
tu elect ltd i.iiHlliliU'S, it leeeivcd a surprisliiK
vote and canied many of the- statei Ko one
couhl any lonscr douht tint tho Noiili liad
inado up IU luliicl that nu threats of eli.uiiiou
should deter It fiom iicm1iii; IU cliciiihtel pui-pose-
and perforinlm,' its'lunif lifKltcted elutv.
Fioin the outset. Lincoln was ouei of h; most
active and effective leaders and speaker ol the
new' part), and the Kieat eleLatt'S helween Lin
eoni and Uouttlass in aH, as the- respective
tiiaiiiploiu of the cileii-lou and rrslrUtlon ot
(Continued on Page I.
I f arj TITni M I
I 111 I II 1 I IC IJ1 I
HlVUjsJ 1 IMlTL.
Testlmonu Given bu L. P. McGor-
mack and Professor John
THE TOPICS DISCUSSED
Labor Commissioner McCornuick De
votes His Time Largely to Arbi
tration as a Method of Settling
Labor Disputes-Prof. Brooks, of
Cambridge, Confines His Remarks
j.u e tv. T,-,o
LU CllU 0WBUbQUOia AUAiWuvi. '
By Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 13. The industrial
commission today heard the testimony
of L. P. McCormack, labor commls-
, -- - ' .
sloner of tlio state or Indiana, ana oi
Prnf. .Tnhn Ri-nlinni Rrnnks. of Cam-
brldw. Mass.. president of the National
i f onsumers leaque.
Afr. Mi-nnrmnek'n testlmonv was do-
vole(, ial-Bey to tne subject of arbitlM
tlon. He said that mode of settlliiff
labor disputes was rapidly iralnlnu
favor !n his state. In some trades ar
bitration, he said, had almost bup
planled strikes, and In many branches
of Industry contracts between employ
ers and employes prescribe that In case
of difficulty, arbitration shall be re
sorted to without cessation of work,
the result being- constantly Increasing
frood feellnc; between employer and
employes. He urKed the necessity of
enforced arbitration in extreme cases,
where the Interest of tlic public is con
cerned and where a lonpr strike will
biinj? disaster to the people at larrre.
ThN method, ho thought, 'often would
avert bloodshed, and he considered the
method more economical, as well as
more humane-, than calling in the
He said that most of the labor
troubles wore with unorganized labor
or new organizations, tho older organ
izations being the mobt conservative.
Mr. Alc.Cormack said that while the
aljor organizations might not bo
friendly to enforced arbitration, the
Interests of the public at large alwavs
silnlli,i i. !. or, ,.,,,,,,. .i. ,,'.
s oul" up consulted rather than the
.......l.-, v.e me mv. uii-etsiiy ongngoa in
Professor Brooks' testimony was de
voted to the question of work In the
sweat hhops. In the investigation of
which he engaged for many years.
Ho said the Massachusetts law works
fairly well, but that In New York nnd
New Jersey the conditions were most
deplotable. In those states it was im
possible to secure adequate Inspection
because of the faet that this work is
done in private apartments.
I People thus employed, woik from
fourteen to sixteen hunts per day, to
the injury of their health and the
damage of the community. In New
York, he said, iiolitlcs gets Into the
.subject, rendering It impossible to
"Unless there is some influence
brought to beur strong enough to al
low us to get to the private homes
of these people, the tragedy will ro
on indefinitely." he said.
He advocated the substitution of fac-
l tories and argue'd that the result nned
not, with the u--e of good Judgment,
lie an increase of price for the goods
mnnutnctiired. That change also
would result In hlirher wages and an
Improvement of the garments. Ho
dwelt upon the clangor of sin-ending
disease tbioiigh the slums, saying It
Is alwavs imminent. Prices were get
ting to be so low. Mr. lirooks a'H,
Hint Americans very seldom en-'a,Te I't
the work. Most of the sweatshon
work Is done by immigrants from
THE OFFICIAL VOTE
Count Completed for President, Audi
tor General and Congress-man-nt-Large.
By Kv.clui.ivc Wire from 'flic Associaieel Piess.
Philadelphia, Nov. la. Tho official
count of tho vote cast In this city at
tho recent election was completed to
day. The vote) for president, auditor
general and conKrehHincnjiit-hirgo was
Presidential electms: Republican,
173,057; Democrat, r.S.170; Ptohlbltlon,
1,410; Socialist Labor, 2s)(lj People's 47;
Socialist, 1,297. Republican plurality,
lion; GUI, Prohibition, 1,594; Kbert.
Socialist Icabor, 235 j CoukIiIIii, I'cop'e's,
66; Sewaul, Socialist, 1,1114. lJunlt.it
bersh's plurality, 116,970.
Ooiifrress-at-larun; Orow, Republi
can, 161,660; Foerder, nepubllcan, 161,.
590; Orlm, Pemocrat, 56,147; Hdwanls,
Democrat, 56,66-'; Ilaguu, IMolilbltlon,
1,559; aruniblne.l'rnhlbltlon, 1,528; aion
roe, Socialist Labor, 217; Root, Social
ist Labor, 257; llrlKhani, People's, 70;
Main, J'eople's, 6.1; Sluyton, Socialist,
1,170; Kiippliiger, Socialist, 1,23s.
ILLNESS OF SENATOR DAVIS.
Oy Ext lush a Wlro from Tho Associated Prcw.
St, Paul, Nov. 1 J. Tho Krave loiuplicitioni
stated lu the uuUcllu luutd last cve-nlni; hy tho
phv bill jus in attindanec upon beuitoi Davit hive)
greatly deprts-sed Ids family, nnd fiiemlj who had
hitherto lietu hopeful if a favniahle- oiittonic of
Ids prolunitcil llliic-w. Ills fuiiill now fully icil.
lie the- probahlllty of it fti.fi leuult and that at
no distant time.
fly Exclusive Wire from The Awcjnl Picm.
Ilarrlshuric, N'ov, 13. lloteruor Mone today re
spited Jiiint'i .lonci, ol Wushluitton, from Novcm
her 2 until Jjuuaiy V. lie- ha lUcel Januaiy 10
for the execution of -Martin n.nilni;, of Indiana
THE, ALVORD HEARING.
Settling Clerk Tells How Figures
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tics.
New York. Nov. 1:1. Tho heiirlnif In
lliu case of Cornelius 1. Alvord, Jr.,
lute note toller lit tho Klrst National
Hank, who Ih ohnrfred with huvliifr ulii
bezzlod $C!.f),0i'O from the infltltutlon
whero be wns employuil, waH con
tinued todny befiiro United States
Commissioner Shleliln hi the Federal
criminal court room.
William Heed, cnsliler of the First
Notional bimlt, Raid that Alvord was
at the bank on Del. IS and left theiv
with his iiernil.ssltin. Central Olllee
Detective kdward AniiRtroncr, who n.r-
I rested the ueeused nolo teller In Bos-
' ton, testified that w'len be met Al
vord In Hoston, the accused said:
"T urn iflad to he you. I am glad you
ranio for me."
Morton V., Moore, Hottllncr cleric at
' ' ' ,. V , "'" . I
J made up the clrarlmr. house profit shoct
j on Oct. 15, but thai the first two llir-
ures ot tno total were not nts own.
The total for thai duv, tho witness
said, was $7S0,"0.", but n four and seven
had been written over the fltrures seven
and eJirht r.nd oneiiidd'd. mitklnjr the
total appear to be $l,470,70'i, a differ
ence of ?G03,000. Later. Moore said tho
nurb one was seralebed over, and tho
oven nnil eight rouloretl irt
another hand writ lug.
At this point Assistant. Tnlt'd
States lllstrlct Atlm'ney Haldwln de
clared the ease for the governm -nt
closed, and the I'vnnilimtlon was fur
ther adjourned to Friday next.
IS UNDER BAIL
Accused by Catharine Xoortie of Be
ing; Implicated in the Crime for
Which She Hns Been Sentenced.
By Inclusive Wire- fiom The Associated Prc-s.
nimira, N. Y., Nov. IS. Dr. Frank
H. Flood, mayor of this city, was
placed under arrest this afternoon by
virtue of a warrant issued bv Record
er Michael Danaher upon a comit.i,iu
sworn to by Alderman Francis lie-Cann-
The warrant charges forgery
in the first degree. The action was not
-surprising, as It had been rumored ever
since the arrest ot Miss Catherine
Loonle that she had in an affidavit im-
plicated the mayor In her crime that
n .s..s... ...... -., .w
property belonging to Miss Margaret
G. Kennedy, of ninghamton.
uc uiieiing ior record rorgeet fleets to
miss t-oonte, who is under sentence
oi ioui year.-c ani..itina;;jontlis In At:
bin n prison, was taken before the re-
order yesterday and r-iterated the
statements that she had previously
made in tho affidavit, which is In the
porse.sslon of District Attorae F. F.
A Id rich.
The mayor was held in bail In i'u
sum of ?10,000 to await action of the
next grand Jury. Flood Is I!) years of
; ge, has a wife and two daughters,
and is one of the most contpeten: and
successful physicians in tlw city.
An Assertion Is Made That the As
signment Was Foiced by a
By KvcliLsive Wlie from Tlie Associated Press.
New York', Nov. 13. Tho firm of
Grant Hi others, stock brokers, made
an usslftninent today to K. C3. Stedman.
The MHSlRiimt'iit was made the b.-if-ls
of lots of rumors which in Mibstunco
was to the effect thut the failure was
due to a defalcation.
The amount of the defalcation wn.i
Placed at from 5150,000 to $173,000, but
wm, 'th o ,,reHen,t ", ,?" c'1mm",tf'1
with the firm will admit or deny tho
,,z,,,., ,,,,i ..., y ,.
Mr, Stetlman said the liabilities will
bo below $100,000 and probably less thin
half that amount. Mr. Stedman mado
the following statenient tonight:
"I vlmll not make any report until
10 o'clock and then I will give this re
port to all tho newspapers at my ol
llee, I know that certain lmputnt;ions
have been made against certain par
sons, but I advise till to be careful and
go slow in this matter. 1 shall bo very
careful myself. It is impossible fop rmi
to make any statement tonight."
Asked If It was true that he called
on Captuln MeCluM.ey In connection
with tho casu, Mr. Stedman s.ild; "I
did not call on Captain McUluskoy or
any other member of tho police do-
purtnient In connection with this onset
and 1 do not think I will do o, Tu.it
Is ull I cure to any about It tonight.'
Twelve Hopieseutatlve Citizens Build
a Club House Real Fights Will
Be Pulled off There,
fly i:chisIvo ttuo from Hit Associated IMe-s,
Rlttsbing, Nov. 13. Twelve of Pitts
burg's wealthy citizens, lovers of tho
boxing game, have formed themselves
Into a club, under the naino of the
RituUIn Athletic club uml havo erected
a club house at Rankin, Just outside
tno city limits, for the putposfo of pull
ing off all tho big pugilistic events poi-
sime, anil ult.( to give u good ilstlo,
snow every two weeks. The club
housQ Is up-to-dato In evety resiiect
uml has a seating capacity of lO.Ouo.
Sergeant Tom Sterick, who icslgned
front the city pollen force to accept
the position, will ho mutch-inukor. He
has arranged for the opening of tlio
club on Tlmnksglvlng night, with a
match between "Spike" Sullivan and
Keli'Ie Kennedy, of tills city,
A bid will be made for tho comlu?
Jeffrlef-Rulilln tight, ami every effort
put forwnrd to secure It for tho new
Gonnressmcn Benin to Show SIqiis
ol Alarm Over the Proposed
THE SOUTH WILL FIGHT
Will Resist Reduction of Represen
tation Virginia Congressmen Say
Such a Bill Would Be Talked to Its
Death in the Senate Southern
States Would Bitterly Resent It.
It Would Affect Northern States as
By Ki-cli'fJie Wire from The Associated Press.
"Washington, Nov. I.l.-Southern con
gressmen are becrlnnlnif to show signs
of alarm on account ol the talk about
reducing the representation in those
states where the right of suffrage Ii
denied to a large proportion of the
male population. Kepresentatlvo
Swanson, of Virginia, a Democratic
member of tho ways and means com
mittee and cms of the most conspicu
ous southern men In congress, has
this to say about It:
"Every lime the Republican party
has undertaken to crush the south In
recent yeais It has destroyed Itself.
It lias always Inaugurated those tac
tics Immediately after a ptesldentiul
eloetlon. Look at the effect of the
force bill. That was taken up after
Hanson's election. Id- suffered ig
nominious defeat In ISM. The Renub
llean party Is only the political friend
of the negro; It Is not his friend in
any material thing."
TVhen asked how he would fight a
bill, if one should be introduced in
congress, Jfr. Swnnson replied:
"The gng rules are not yet In fore
in the senate, and vc linvo cm-no pn-,i
1 TXr.,-..rt .... I.. lntl.. K ... . ..- ... ...
f'uiiuuaLii- i.n-e-i-f. we xviu ttiK rneir
hill bevond the 4th nf nevt March,
nver inee tho constitution was
adopted, the southern people hax-e bien
allowed to treat th negro problem as
I a local niie-ttlon. We have adjusted
! our laws with tegard to them. Now,
the Republican position is that the
tii.. ict-iiuiiiic-.eu pcivTiTjeii- is innc tno
j black men of the Philippines are not
, capable of governing them-selves. it is
foolish to talk about their governln,
white people in tho south,
Fight from the Start.
"If such a bill should lie taken in the
house, we will light It thete from start
to finish. They have rotten boroughs in
the north Connecticut, for example.
Representative James Hay, .Mr.
Swanson's colleague, says:
"I do not believe the conservative
iee-iliuiic.ei! eje ecu- leucine; vvuuiei lie-
tempt to pass a hill to reduce repre
sentation. There may be some talk
about It before the session, but one
must remember that an enactment of
that chaiacter must bo general in its
application, llass-achusetts would lose
one member. New York would lnn
one or two, because of educatiim
(ltialillcatlons. I not only believe t
no such bill can lie pif-scd. but I
believe that Yiigluin will have t
members of congress during the nexi
decade. Jf the population for a con
gressional district should be increased
materially, the Old Dominion ml-rht
lose one member, but with about 1SS,
000 as the basis wo could retain our
present roprestatlon. The same is true
of Maryland and likewise Michigan.
"With the votes of lnrge Republican
states like Massachusetts and New
York against u reduction of represen
tation, there Is no danger of the mens-
ui e passing the house, let alone the
flclllltei where ,t wolllll BUrrty be talkea
t leiith." .
SCOW IS WRECKED
Four of the Crew DrownedA Tow
Boat Captain Arrested for Cow
ardice nnd Manslaughter.
Py llxcluslve Wire fiom Thn Associated Tress.
Havana, Nov. 13. A city scavenger
scow w.i.s wrecked today off Cabanas
and four Cubans were drowned.
Tho captain and engineer of the tow
boat T.'icsu, both Spaniards, havo been
iinvstod on charges of lucfllclency, ne-
gleet and cowardice', and Captuln
Young, captain of tho poit, has asked
tliut they be Indicted for manslaughter.
Tno Ti'ifsn liad two scows in tow.
One of them, with fifteen men on board,
parted her hawser. The other was
towed Into Havana by the Teresa.
When Contain Young was informed
from Morro that tlie mcow was In a
danuerous position, ho ordered tho
Toresa to go out. Tho sea was heavy,
Thti Teiesa started, but turned buck.
Captain Young, in nn open launch,
went to tlio rescue, nut wus nearly
swamped off Morro, Tho scow went on
tho rocks. Lieutenant Fallu- and Licit
tenant Oill, with soldiers of tho Second
urllllery, saved cloven men.
RUMOR OF SALE OF COLLIERIES.
Ily exclusive Wire fiom The Assoc luted Press.
Ilarlitini, ,ov, 13, A report U ciiricut lieu- to
nl;ht that muiillallon aro on for the sale of all
the collle-riM and wi.luilc-i of the region ovviiccl
by IiiiUvidiul eperatoiii and that tho Lehigh
Valley nnd I'eiiiH.ilvjuia Hallroad companies arc
the prepectlve iuieha.eis. None of tho opera,
turn lieiialiout profess to know uothlnjr of the
Py Kwluilvc Wire from The- Associated Picsj.
New York, Nov. 13. Airlvcd: Pcutseliland,
llojiirdani. Cleared: Southvvaik, Antwerp; l!ei
manlf, l.ivii)ool; St, lamb, boutlianipton.
Sailed: Kalhor Marie Theiesa, llrciucu via Lher
hourg and Southampton; f.'coriflc, Liverpool,
Se-llly Passed: (iiaf Wahlcisce, New York for
Hamburg via I'ljmoutli and Cuerbouritj Lalui,
New York tor Piemen via Southampton.
Tin: m:vs this mouninu
W'athar lnJlctlons ToJir.
MUOU COLDEHl RAIN.
nciifral--.mli.is.sjrlor Clionle'is becliiro llofore
l'hllooililtiil bislltiitloii at IMinliiirtcli.
No Prolublllty of u (.Iiiiikc hi the Cabliiot.
Soiilliptncis Aliirmeil 0er Proposed Heap
portlotuutlit. Tcstliiioiiy llofnie the liiilu.-tii.il ComuiUbion.
neiieral rarliondalo Xe lludgct,
I'lnaiK-l-il and roininrrclal, I
t,oiil-Cuus Tiled In rbll t'oiirl.
Local lloctois Will l'onu a t'nloii.
News nnil roinineiit,
laHiill'itparutloni for Tomorrow'H UiiViilintC,
Wrestlti' llnjer llefeals Leonard.
I'lleo of Coal Is Advaiueil,
Local 'et Scrnnton artl Miburban.
S'ortlit-astirn Pinns.tlxnnla News.
Local ttctiiiu of the Orand Jury.
I.ho. Xcwii of tlio Indu-lrlil World.
WYOMING MAY HAVE
Grave Doubts as to the Election of
Mr. Squier ns Represetntlvo.
Election Board Refuses to
Special to the f-crunlan Tribune.
Tunkhaunock, Nov. 13. The discus
sion of the question as to who was
elected representative from this county
at the last election is ended. On Mem
day Mr. Tiffany, the Republican can
didate, filed a petition with the com
puting court, asking that the returns
from Monroe township should bb taken
up and re-counted, owing to the dls
creoancy of five votes which had been
found In the returns and which hud
been counted against Mr. Tiffany. Late
last evening parties representing Mr.
Squier, the Democratic candidate, made
an application to President Judge Dun
ham, of this ellstrlct. for an Injunction
to restrain the returning board from
re-counting the vote. This application
was heard this morning and. atter list
ening to the .arguments of counsel, the
ludsre decided that his court had no
jurisdiction to restrain the roturnlnjr
board from re-convening, but worded
his opinion so as to plainly imply that
he thought that the board had no power
to re-count the votes. The board,
which was composed of W. U. Shaw,
lesUtcr of wills; John W. Giay,
sheriff, nnd E. M. Vaughn, E. D. Rob
inson and E. W. Faner, county com
mlFsioners, then refused to convene,
and thus put an end ten any nuplieji.tion
which might have been made.
I The onlv way to ascertain who was
in reality elected is Tiy a contest.
Whether that will take place or not Is
not yet decided. However, as there is
, grave doubt as to the correctness of
the count, the Republican candidate
would be justified In taking steps to as-
certain the true result of the election.
William Shaeffer , One of the Friends
of Murderer Pete Wassil, Eludes
the Deputy Sheiiff.
By i:xcluuive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wilkes-Barre, Nov. 13. William
Schaeffer, u, notorious young criminal,
escaped from tho custody of Deputy
Sheiiff Ufttloffsky this afternoon.
Schaeffer had Just been sentenced to
tluee years In tho R.istern penitentiary
for burglary, and was taken to tho
county jail in the prison van with a
number of other prisoners.
While the transfer was being made
ut the Jail tloor, Schaeffer slipped jiwuy
unknown to the deputy sherl f As soon
as he was missed the alarm was Tgivon
hnt . nrisimei' hmi l-ah.i ,- ..Mi
In a hurry.
Schaeffer Is only about twenty years
of age. About three yeats ago he was
the principal In a plot which had for
Its object tho release or Murderer I'oter
Wassil at the county Jail uml a num
ber of other long-term pilsoners.
Schaeffer picked the lock on Wassll's
cell door and tho prisoner was lust
about to get away when one of tho
keepers discovered him und the plot
was frustrated, About twenty-tlvo of
Arassll'n friends were on thu outside of
the Jail waiting for him to appear on
the wnll, so that they could spirit him
BRADFORD WANDALL KILLED.
An Aged Citizen of Mehoop.iny Run
Down by the Cars.
Special to the Merinlim Tilhiuie.
Tunlchunuocl., Nov, 13, When No, 4,
tho fast afternoon train on the Valley,
pulled In hero this afternoon the body
of a man who hud been run over by
tho train botween Meshoppeu and Me
hoopany, Just above lieie, was taken
from tho buggago ear. Information
obtained from the railroad olliclals
.shows that the man was walking on
the track between thu two places and
stepped oul of the way bf a fi eight
train directly In tho path of No. I. nud
was killed Instantly,
Thu body was taken Into tho .station
here and nftcrwards Idcutltlud as Until
ford Wnmlall, of Mohoopnny, an old
man of about 70 years, well known to
most of tlio people of tlio county. The
lelatlves woro iiotilleel Immediately
unci tho remains removed to the under
Inking establishment of Theodore
DEOISION FOR M'OOVERN.
fly lXcluslvc Wire fiom Tim Associated Press.
ridiiitio, N'ov. 13, Terry Mcfiovcin was to
nlaht (duMi Hie decision over Kid llroacl fa a
si wound light at TalttisalU Athletic club.
l!y Exchiilvo Wire from The Associated Press.
ll.itrkliuiK Nov. 11. The Sharon Coal and
lilmcstone) company, of Sharon, capital 00,000,
era chartered today by the state Uepaitnuut.
NO CHANGE IN
President McKinleu Formallu Re
quests All Olliclals to Serve
RESPONSE OF MEMBERS
While No Definite Pledges Are Made,
It Is Probable That All Will Ac
cept the President's Invitation to
Remain Even nt a Sacrifice of Per
sonal Interest All Cabinet Officers
Present Except Mr. Hoot A Re
By Ewlmlve Wire from The Avsochtcd Tiw.
Washington, Nov. 13. President Me
Klnley today announced clearly nntl
forcibly to the members of bis cabi
net his desire that they should all re
main with him during the four years
of bis coming administration. J lis
wishes were mode known In nn ex
tended speech at the cabinet meeting
in the white bouse today. Itesponses
were mndc by till of the members pros.
out, nntl while there were no delliilt
pledges from uny of them that they
would accept the portfolios thus ten
dered afresh, there was, on the other
hand no definite declaration.
Today's proceedings sots forth the
wishes or the president In the matter
and relieves the members of thu cabi
net of tho customary obligation of
tendering their resignations at the end
ol tho term, unless they have mad
an irrevocable decision that It will "he
impossible for them to continue In
ofllce. it also sets at rest all specula
tion und slate making of the country's
political prophets, for it Is understood
generally that there Is but one doubt
ful factor In the homogeneity of the
presjut cabinet. That factor is Attor
ney General Griggs, as he holds his
, present position at a great financial
I sacrifice. Still, Mr. Griggs replied In
' terms of warm appreciation to the
i complimentary remarks of the presi
dent and gave no Intimation of retlr
I big from the position. This is not the
'crvit tline that the p.-eshlinl 1ms ok
i preti.sed to the members of the cabinet
; his pleasure at the support they liav-s
, given him. He said as much in'a.gen
' eral way at the Inst cabinet meeting,
when the members, several of whom
had been scattered by the politic tl
I campaign, irot together fop the first
time and congratulated him on the out-etinic-
of the election. Today the presi
dent evidently hud prerared for tho
occasion and In bis address reviewed
the work of the administration in the
past four years, four of the most ex
citing years tho country has known in
three decades. It was rather a su'1-prl'-e,
even to the cabinet member'?
themi-elvevi, to note how accurately the?
president had fixed in bis nieniorv the
sequence of events and bow calmly bo
relinciiiislied the persnn-il credit foi"
successful strokes of pollev or pr'i-deiie--"
and attributed the honor to the
members nf bis otllclil family in iho"
immediate dowirtmenl tlie matter in
question had arlen,
Credit for the Cabinet.
He said that If the result of the re
cent election was an endorsement oc'
Ills administration It was no less an
endorsement of the men who had stood
by him in the time of stiess and necevc
slty. The credit for success, he said,
lay with the heads of his various de
partments and he .should shrink from
entering another four years of ofllco
unless he could be assured that ho
would have with him a majority, at
least, of the men who foim his present
ofllcial Household. He said he knew
that In asking them lo remain with
him there was scarcely one who could
do so without soinij sacrifice, either
of money, leisure or pert-onul inclina
tion. At the t-anie time ho said he
should foul happier If all of them could
gratify his wish.
Secretary liny was tho llrst to re
spond, tio said IhaL for his part ho
deeply appreciated the complimentary
references made by his chief and that
he thought there was not a member
of the cabinet who would sever .such
pleasant olllclal relations without re
gret, und even then only lu cusa or
the most urgent reasuns for retirement.
Secretary Root Absent.
Secretaries lingo, Long, Hltchock,
Wilson, Attorney General Griggs up l
Postmaster General Smith each spokj
hi turn ami lu much the saino vein,
Secretary Hoot wan the only absent
member from thu meeting, having lett.
for Cuba to look over military affair
there and, at the wwiio time, try to re
cuperate from his long and beiious Ill
ness. Tho list nf responses, therefore,
wns all but complete. It Is known that
Secretary itoot is lu much tho unmu
position as Attorney General Giiggj--,
holding his position at a considerable
siictillco, but willing at tho same timet
to suorlllce a good deal to comply with
tho expri-h-seil wish of tho president.
The meeting, which had developed
Into a real lovo feast, then returned
to tho more common place ntfutrs of
toiitluo bubluess, and tho dlscu.'islnu
of the features of ths president com
ing message to congress, after which
thu members left with renewed expres
sions of regard. The meeting stands
ns one of thu most remarkable cabinet
Hussions on record,
Washington, .Nov, 13. Fore-cast for
Eastern IVnnsjlvaiil.i Uudt tolder iV.il.
iie'day( with Incrculnc clouJIii -i und
lain, poululy turniuer into snow; 'lliurs.
day fair; continued cold, winds bcunt-
iii; northwesterly ami high. -fc
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