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SOU ANTON, PA., FJUDAV MORNING, .JUNE 28, 1901.
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Review of the Work o! One of the
Most Protracted Sessions In
the State's History.
The Opening Marked by a Bittor
Struggle for United States Senator
to Succeed Colonel M. S. Quay.
Nearly Six Hundred Bills Passed.
Two Hundred and Ninoty-Seven
Have Been Appropriations Ap
proved by Governor Stone.
Millions Appropriated for Chari
tiesNew Courts Established The
Famous "Kipper" Act.
Cy Excluslie Wire from The Associitcd Pre.s.
llarrlMlitirg, .luno 117. The legisla
ture di' 1001 adjourned lit noon tn-dny
after having been In session since
Iiuumry 1. Willi the exception of tliu
session of 1R!7 which closed July 1,
mill the extra .session of 1SSII. the ses
sion was the must protracted in the
state's history. The opening was
marked by a hitter struggle for Culted
Platen senator to succeed Colonel .M.
S. Quay who failed of re-election at
the previous session liy reason of a
deadlock. The Quay Republicans or
ganized both branches of the legisla
ture on January 1 and llfteen days
later Senator Quay was elected on the.
tlrsl ballot over Colonel James St.
;uffey, of Pittsburg, Democratic, and
a number of "favorite sons' named by
the antl-Qtiayltes. By a majority of
one William T. .Marshall, of Allegheny,
was elected speaker of the House of
Bepresenlatives over William II.
Koontz. of Somerset, the chief anti
Quay Itcpublleiins and most of the
Democrats. William V. Snyder, of
Chester, was elected president "pro tern
of the senate over .1. Henry Cochran,
of Lycoming, .Democrat. One of the
sensational features of the contest for
speaker and senator was the action of
the joint caucus of Democratic sena
tors and members early In January in
reading out of the party their col
e.ignos who helped elect Stessrs. Slar
liiall ami Quay.
The Bills Passed.
Tim legislature passed six hundred
bills, of which 27 have been appropria
tions approved by (iovernor Stone,
more than "lift have not yet been acted
upon, 17 were vetoed and 11 recalled.
Nearly all the bills which have been
acted upon are appropriations to pri
vate charities. The total appropria
tions was about $27,."(M,00n, of which
Sll.non.uoti is for the support of the
Pennsylvania schools, $1,onn.non to com
plete the enpitol, $1,0(10,000 to restore
tin- deficiency In the school fund, $::oo,
I'no for a slate homeopathic, insane
hospital, and $110,000 for a free hospi
tal for consumptives. An appropria
tion of $:;.",noo was made for a. Pounsyl
anla exhibit at the Pan-American
and a like amount for the Charleston
exposition. As a result of the legis
lation enucleil by the session just
closed the people of Pennsylvania will
vole at the next general election on
two proposed amendments to the con
stitution. One is designed to permit
the enactment of a law for the use of
viting machines at election similar to
those used In Xew York and other
provides for the personal registration
in cities. An account or the failure of
the Republican and Democratic lead
ers of the state to agree on a ballot
reform bill satisfactory to a majority
of both branches of the legislature no
change was made in the present bal
A new congressional apportionment
to eoullrin to the federal apportion
ment, by which the number of dis
tricts was Increased from tlfty-three
to lifty-hix and the number of judges
In several of these districts increased,
A new common pleas court was
i rented in Philadelphia anil additional
law judges created in I. weenie and
Northumberland counties. Separate
orphans' courts ere established In
Lancaster, Lackawanna, .Montgomery,
"Westmoreland and Allegheny coun
ties. The act of ISM creating the olliee of
county outroller In counties having u
population of ir.n.noo, was extended to
Berks, Lancaster, Lackawanna and
AVestinocolantl counties, A law was
nlsn enacted known as Din Pittsburg
"ripper," which has been sustained by
the Supremo court, giving a new char
ter to the second class cities of Pitts
burg, Allegheny and Scranton, Tlui
law authorizing the board of Judges
of Philadelphia to appoint a board of
revision of taxes, by which real es
tate assessors are selected was re
pealed and the. members of the board
made elective, The Philadelphia
building commission created by the
legislature, of IS"l was also abolished.
Aside from the bills providing for
the construction of underground and
elevated railways, much oilier legis
lation of general Interest was enacted
niirl approved by the governor. A
stringent law to prevent the sale of
olen has been written ou the statute
books. Laws have also been enacted
which will niuko It unlawful for first
cousins to marry,
The compulsory education acts of
1S!)3 and 1R07 have been codified and
a means provided for the enforcement
of their penal provisions; a Juvenile
court established, Judges retirement
law enacted; the penalty for kidnap
ping Increased, the number of factory
Inspectors Increased from twenty to
twenty-live; the establishment of
township training school authorized;
boroughs and townships allowed to
cMiibllsh manual training schools; a
new fish law enacted ; the soldiers
burial act extended tt Spanish
Amcrlcnu soldiers, and the number of
peremptory challenges In the trial of
felony cases Increased.
Foreign corporations will here.ifter
be required to pay a bonus of one
third of one per cent, on the capital
employed In Pennsylvania Joint
stock companies and limited partner
ships will also bo required lo pay a
like bonus. Laws were ulso enacted
which authorize the Pennsylvania
railroad to Increase Us capital stock;
allow canal companies to utilize their
water power for domestic, commercial
and private purposes; authorizing
railroads and other transportation
companies to classify their board of
directors and permit railroad and
canal companies to acquire control of
the competing or parallel lines.
Informal Reception Held Senator
Snyder Presented with a Clock.
Il.v i:rlulu' Wiro until The Associated Presd.
Marrisburg, June 27. The tlnal ses
sion of the senate of 1001 was colled
to order by the lieutenant-governor
promptly at 11 o'clock. After the us
ual committees hnd been appointed to
notify the governor and the house
that senate was ready to adjourn final
ly, the senate proceeded to tin; elec
tion of a president, pro tern to suc
ceed Senator Snyder, of Chester.
.Mr. (.irmly, of Philadelphia, on be
half of tile Republican senators, nom
inated Senator Johii SI. Scott, of
Philadelphia, and Sir. Wentz. or Slont
gomery, Dem., named Senator William
C. Heinle, of Centre. Sir. Scott re
ceived :I3 votes and Sir. Heinle 10.
Resolutions were adopted thanking
tile lieutenant-governor, President
Pro Turn Syder and all Ihe employes
of the senate for efficient services dur
ing the session. A resolution was also
adopted commending Captain P. D.
Pricker, of the auditor general's de
partment for uniform courtesy extend
ed to the members of the senate.
A recess was taken until 1l:to.
Before the lecess was taken the fol
lowing committees wore appointed to
Charleston exposition: Messrs. Grady,
Quail, Sluehlbronner and Slatson. St.
Louis exposition: .Messrs. Pox, Slsson,
"Woods and Stiles. To Inquire into
and report on the condition of the in
sane in state Institutions: Messrs.
Scott. Heidbaugh and Sprout. Rules:
Slessrs. Snyder, Keyset" and Haines.
When the senate reconvened a few
minutes before noon all the notification
committees made their reports. At
exactly noon Sir. Grady moved that
the senate adjourn sine die. It was
seconded by Sir. Wentz, and carried.
Before dissolving the senate, lieutenant-governor
briefly addressed the
senate thanking the members for their
assistance In the work of the past six
After adjournment an Informal re
ception was held during which former
President Pro Tom Snyder was pre
sented with a large hall clock valued
at $."i00 and a watch. The presenta
tion was made by Sir. Williams, of
Sir. "Wellor, of Bedford, on behalf
of the clerk of the .senate, presented
Sir. Snyder with a beautiful gavel.
CLOSING SCENES IN HOUSE.
The Usual Presentation of Gifts to
By Inclusive Wire from Tin1 Associated Press.
llarrlshurg. June !i7. When the.
house convened at ll:1f this morning,
"Sir. Davies, of Cambria, offered a con
current resolution, which was adopted,
that the members accept the Invita
tion of Uepresentatlve Hotli, of Lehigh,
to attend the Allentown fair on Sep
tember L'.'i and that, the superintendent
of buildings and grounds be directed
to furnish badges.
Slessrs. Koontz, of Somerset, and
Hoy, of Clarion, were appointed a
committee to notify the senate that the
house was ready to adjourn finally at
noon. A committee was also appoint
ed to wait ou Governor Stone with a
The bouse then look a recess for fif
The session closed with the usual
presentation of gifts to the speaker
and other officers of the house.
Speaker Slnrshall xvns presented
with a complete service of Huvllund
China and a magnificent silver dinner
service. The presentation speech was
made by Sir. SlcClaln. of Lancaster.
Chief Clerk Garvin was the recipient
of a silver tea service and a chest of
knives and forks,
Journal Clerk Shnner was presented
with it gold watch; Beading Clerk
Baker a diamond ring: Uesldent Clerk
Johnston, a clock set and a silver ser
vice; Speaker's Clerk lluher $ 1 oo In
gold, and Chief Page Cooper $7."i In
gold, Tile tutal value of the gifts was
Th iv chief clei It's gift to the speaker
wis a cut glass punch bowl with
glasses and silver ladle and salver.
When the senate resolution present
ing to faplniu P. D. Brlcker, retiring
chief clerk of the auditor general's
department his chair ami revolving
book case, was taken up for concur
rence, Sir. Coray, of Luzerne, raised
the point of order that the resolution
was In conflict with the act of ISH7.
relative In the purchase of public sup
plies, The speaker ruled the point not
woll taken nfter which the resolution
was concurred In.
Speaker Marshall retired from the
elmlr and Sir, Voorhees, uf Philadel
phia, took his place. Sir. Slalouey, of
Venango, offered a resolution com
mending the speaker for his able, fair
and impartial rulings throughout the
session. Sir. Coray asked for a roll
call on the resolution. Sir. Vouchees
Ignored the request and the resolution
was ndopted by vivo voce vote against
the protests of .Messrs. Coray and
Paul, of Phlludelphlu, voted in the
negative. Sic. Paul explained later
that personally ho hud no III feeling
toward the speaker or any other olllcer
of the house.
The presentation speeches followed,
after which the house adjourned.
The Pope Seriously 111.
1, June 27.-. ili'ulli 1" tlie Pi til lll-i
fiom Pome announced the Pope In hi! seriously
ill. iniil says lint. Pr. l.:iqiotn, lilt attending
pb.tslciin, docs not le.iu tliu l'oiitlH'4 heiMuS
Vutiun officials aic anxious lomcrnlni; I ho
Five Thousand Gather at the
flendemu ot Music and Arralun
the Gltu Administration.
MR. SMITH'S TELEGRAM
The Postmaster General Offers His
Name as Vice President of the
Meeting and Intimates That the
Citizens Should Rise in Their
might Against Jobbers in Her
Public Rights The Address by
I! Kxcluslte Wire from The Avodaled Prow.
Philadelphia, June 27. What prom
ises to be one of the fiercest political
wars ever waged In this city was In
augurated tit the Academy of Slusie.
to-night when five thousand citizens
In town meeting nominated Attorney
P. F. Bothermel. jr., to be a candidate
for the olilce of district attorney
against the candidacy of John "W.
Weaver, who was nominated for that
office Inst week by the Republican or
ganization of this city. The Academy
of SItislo was crowded and thousands
were unable to enter the building to
hear well kown Phlladelphlnns ar
raign the present city administration,
as well as the state officials. Present
among the participants of to-night's
demonstration were Coloel A. K. SIc
Clure, the retired editor of the Phila
delphia Times, a staunch Democrat,
William S. Stenger, secretary of the
commonwealth under Governor Pntti
son, former District Attorney George
S. Graham, Republican; ex-Postmaster
Field and others not so widely known.
In the audience were ex-Sheriff Clem
ent, James Pollock and many other
men known In local politics. A tele
gram from Postmaster General Kinery
Smith was read which created un
bounded enthusiasm. It was as fol
lows: "Can you use my name as a
vice-president? It Is time for a new
declaration of independence. Phila
delphia ought to rise In her might
against jobbers in her public rights
and the ravishing of her sacred safe
guards of law."
The principal speech of the evening
was that of Colonel SleClure and the
chief spectacular Incident was the up
roarous welcome given ex-District At
torney Graham as he stepped up to
Colonel SleClure was introduced by
Kdwin Shippen, a well-known lawyer
of this city. The retired editor did
not mince words and his arraignment
of the whole Republican organization,
both city and state, was extremely
severe. He said the purpose of the
meeting was to protect the citizens
from organized crime on the part ot
public officials. District Attorney
Bothermel, he said, was nominated by
the Republican organization three
years ago and elected. Now this same
organization, controlled by the same
men, refuse him another term. They
have named a man, he continued, who
is untried and an unknown quality.
Sir. Bothermel sent to prison ballot
box thieves, the masters of whom are
the political leaders of the city to-day.
He had also made It so uncomfortable
for others of tile same stripe that
they are living in distant lands and
cannot come home utll Rothertnel Is
out of olilce. That is the reason, he
said, why Sir, Bothermel was not
Colonel SleClure then told of Sic.
Weaver's unknown qualities and said:
"Sir. Weaver has been nominated
by these men because they have been
either assured or reasonably believe
that he will prosecute or not prose
cute crime as their interests might de
maud. The Issue has been Intensified
by the most bewildering public rob
bery ever witnessed In the state, anil
the men most Interested ace Slnyor
AshUcldge, Insurance Commissioner
Durham, Contractor SlcN'lcliol and
their associates. They are commit
ting public robbery by criminal con
spiracy." Colonel SleClure spoke of how the
street railway bills were rushed
through the legislature and how the
governor had signed them at a "con
venient hour, so that the 'gang's' rep
resentatives could be first at tliu donr
next morning to get charters." He
also told of how the mayor had asked
for bids on a loan of $9,000,000 and
only $.1,000 was subscribed for. Ho
said thu credit of the city was un
questinii, but the authorities of Phila
delphia could not be trusted, The ma
chine, he continued, had control ot
the United States senators, the gov
ernor, the legislature, the mayor, the
city councils, and they felt Invincible;
but two things menaced them, an hon
est district attorney and an honest
judiciary. To wipe out opposition,
ho added, the Republican lead
ers created a new court and
placed on the bench appointees of
the governor and now they propose to
get possession of the district attor
ney's olilce. He hoped that the new
judges would bo true to their oaths,
He closed by saying tliu t the battle
was not ouo of party, but one of
selfpreservatlon against organized
crime, corrupt ballot and the looting
of the public treasury,
Former District Attorney Graham,
who served eighteen years iu that of
fice, followed Mr. SleClure. lie went
over the same ground that Sic. Slc
Cluce coveted and strongly urged that
the citizens stand united and lie felt
confident that the "patient and suf
fering publlo will rise and annihilate
the robber crew and give back to the
people civil government."
Other addresses were made by ex
Postnuister Fields, Frank Leak, Rev.
Dr. Henry C. MeCook and others.
The following resolutions were read
Win i w, An Insolently despotic .mil criminally
prol'lKiitc political potiir, embracing handed ml
niptloiikM of both tin" Kie.it iKitlllc.it paillrs
his usurped the authority "f tlie people In tiolh
the illy ami state, ran lint In fruiiihlso Kills
.mil niiproprlntioiH to fiivnrllrs, imolvins tl'c
lo of many millloin lo the l.up.ijrrsj ircitnl
ofllcM nnil otltifM not nri'ili'il nr ilcliianilnl by
Hie i(opli", niul pr.H'llinlly prot l.ilined tli.it thu
imlilli" prosccuter. who (liuiilil ntnnil llku nilanunt
li-twcrn tin; community mid the miutrry of
crime iiui.it he obedient to tin1 orilfis of tiolltic.ll
WIh'ipm, Dblrlit Attorney P. V. Itolliernirl,
Jr., has lierii n-Jet teit tor rrnomination solely
lirrniiso ot his nnwenhiR devotion lo tilt sactcl
public duties thi'iiforo
Ktvotiril, Tlut the people ot Philadelphia, In
ni.iM iiieitlni; of overuhi'hnlns numbers niiein
bbd, heieby loniliinle llMrii't Attorney P. f.
lintlicrmel, jr., for re-eleclion, because ot the
masterly obllllyj iinratterhig intrgttty and tire,
lew fidelity lie h.ia uniformly exhibited In pro
foiling flic public against irlinc; and we ap
peal to the conbler.ito judgment of every good
cltlren to Mipport our prmwutlnK officer whoe
overthrow ! demanded by oigonlred uitnhi.il
prorllitary mid debauchery.
itcHobril, Thet the president of this meeting
N hereby authorised and directed to appoint an
exeiiitiic committee of nine to orgautc mil
conduct the route!, Willi power lo muter with
nil (irgiinlreil h lends of refoim In coinplctln
u lb kit, and to appoint such other commltloM
ih may be necep'ary to act in die premises.
FAVOR NEW DIVORCE LAW.
Pennsylvania Bar Association Will
Seek Legislation on the Subject.
lly Kxclu-drc Wire from The Associated Press.
'Hedfori'l, Pa., June 27. Pennsylvania
will probably have a new divorce law
as a result of a step taken by the State
Par association today. A motion, of
fered by Ludeu II. Alexander, ot
Philadelphia, was carried unanimously,
providing for an examination of the
state divorce laws by the committee on
law reform, with especlnl reference to
tlie admission of the system. This com
mittee, after a conference with the
committee on uniformity of legislation,
will report to the association at Its next
meeting, announcing what Is necessary
No attempt will be made to change
the present law, ns it affects cause for
divorce, but it Is hoped to have a bill
enacted -which will bring about uni
formity of procedure in divorce cases.
This was the last day of the session
and harmony prevailed until .1. P.,
Callahan, of Philadelphia, attempted to
secure the adoption of a resolution ex
tending the thanks of the association lo
the legislature for the passage of all
th" bills which the association had rec
ommended and which Sir. Callahan de
clared were for the benefit of the pub
lic generally o for the profession. Con
siderable opposition was manifested,
and after a protracted discussion the
vole of thanks was ndopted.
Richard 1.. Ashurst. of Philadelphia,
read a paper on William Morris Slere
tlltli,. who was a leader of the Pennsyl
vania bar a century ago.
The association wound up tonight
with a banquet, at which about 4fl0
members and their wives anil friends
HOUSE BURNED BY
Sirs. Carson Loses Her Life in the
Attempt to Save a Valuable Violin.
By lixcliishc Wire hum The Associated Press.
Topeka, Kan., .lime L'7. Blackmnll
ers who demanded $.",000 from W. C.
Carson, a wealthy Cowley county
farmer, and were Ignored, fired the
Carson homestead while Carson was
enroute to Oxford for his mall. The
bouse was destroyed and Sirs. Car
son was fatally burned. Carson re
ceived an anonymous letter several
weeks ago demanding that ho deposit
$.1,000 at a certain point. He ignored
the missive. Later another letter was
received stating thai should he not
comply with 'the demand his house
would be burned and his life taken.
This was also Ignored.
While ho was absent Saturday even
ing llames suddenly broke out In the
house. Sirs, Carson escaped but re
turned to the house for a highly prized
violin. While Sirs. Carson searched
for the instrument the tlames spread
rapidly and when she again reached
the open air she was 'enveloped In
llames. Neighbors went to her assist
ance but she died after several hours'
suffering. Xo due lias been obtained
as to the Incendiaries.
PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL ESSAY
Open to Members of Senior Classes
in Several Pennsylvania Colleges.
Ily Kuhislui Who from The Associated Pies.
Xew York, June 27.- The Pennsylva
nia society of Xew York, through Its
president, lilshop Potter, and Its secre
tary, diarr Kerree, the committee ap
pointed for this purpose, has an
nounced t lip establishment of an an
nual prize for the best historical essay
on a subject related to tho history of
Pennsylvania, open to tho members of
the senior classes of the University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Lehigh
university, South 'Hethlehem, Stalo
College and the Western university of
The first prize will bo " and the
second, $2.". Tho subject for tho first
year Is "Tho Influences That Laid tho
Foundations In Pennsylvania." Ks
says may be of any length, and must
be sent to the seccetacy of tho society,
Bare Kerree, 7 Warren street, Xew
York, on or before April 1, 1902.
lly i:iliiUc Wire horn The .Woi-hilid Prcs
Xew Vnik, .bine ". Airbed: Slcuner IJer
manic, l,ieiol and IJuriiMrmu. Sailed;
Steameis I..i Piefagiii', llano; Columbia, lljiu
tuiiir ia Pbmoutli and (lieibouri;; ilclgraiem,
lloiiibuiv, l.lvipool -Auhfili Steamer Occjnic,
New- Yoik. llii'iiiiii ViiiU'ds Steamer l.ihn,
New Voik. via Mmthainploii. N'aplcs-Arilvedi
Steamer 'lute. Sew il fur ffenoa. fheiboiirs
Sailed! Steamer KnrnlKrii l.milo (from 111'),
men and Southampton), New YiuK.
Jesslo Morrison Guilty.
Il.v i;eiihc Wire fiom The Associated Piess.
i:idoiado, Tiaj, .tune 27. Iesie Morrison wa
round Buihy ot manslaughter in tlie tccond ile
glee late today for the inuriltr of -Mr. Olin
Castle, l he wile of her fonnir sweetheart. 'I he
penally is not more, than riw yeam or leas than
Ihno jean. In Ihc pcmtrntuiry. )ln. Moiiinon'.
J.itt')cn "led u notice of jppeal, .leIe Slonison
wa I u 1. en lo hir old nil and loikcd up. 'I litre
li?r .father, who bad bciu with her, left her.
'Ihc Jury wiaiiiled lor neatly thluy hour over
l he tcrdi.i.
DOORS OF BIG
The Seventh National ot New York
Is In the Hands oT Controller
ot the Currency.
PAYMENT IS SUSPENDED
Forrest Raynor Appointed to Tako
Charge Crowds Surround the Sus
pended BankHenry Mnrquand &
Co.'s Paper Taken to the Amount
of $1,601), OOO-Bank's Loss Said
to Bo $900,000 No Other Banks
or Financial Companies Affected.
By lltcliuhe Wire from Tlie Aiioelatcd Prcin.
New York, .Tune 7. Soon after open
ing for business today, the Seventh Na
tional bank, at Uroadway and John
street, cloed its doors and gave notice
that It had suspended. Forrest Ray
nor, national bank examiner, it was an
nounced, had been appointed temporary
receiver. Tills was not altogether un
expected, owing to the dilllcultles in
which the bank found Itself on Tues
day, when Its delay in settling its debit
balance of $983,000 at the clearing house
aroused fear of an Impending- crash.
The doors were closed by the cashier,
George W. Adams, in person, and about
the front of the building an eager
crowd of several hundred depositors,
curiosity seekers and passersby gath
ered. The following notice wus posted
on tho doorpost:
Tli is bank is ill the hands of the controller
of currency. Fori est Ra)iior,
National Hank K:iamiucr.
This action was ordered by tho con
troller on the suggestion of the bank
management and because of the In
formation received by him that Henry
Alarriuand & Co. hud loans of nearly
$1,000,000 In the bank, the security for
which was not as good ns might be
desired. The money advanced by Gen
eral Samuel Thomas and other direc
tors could not prevent action so long
as these loans were not nil taken up.
It was also said that country corres
pondents alarmed by the reports cur
rent here had withdrawn their ac
counts by draft yesterday. A state
ment by the chairman of tho clearing
house showed In fact a debit balance
of $644,10S.9.-, with exchanges to Its
credit of $302,361.61. There were drafts
in the clearing house against the bank
The loss of the bank will be about
$900,000, due entirely. It Is generally
believed, to over-certifications. The
depositors in all probability will not
lose anything, the statement being
made that the bank has quick assets of
$1,200,000. Mr. Klnv&all said to-day
that the bank's capital was not im
paired, but in spite of this it is be
lieved that the controller's investiga
tion will show 'that it is.
Some time before the hank opened
the otllcers, directors, a few of the
larger depositors and the bank's at
torney gathered in the director's room.
Kdwin Gould. William II. Kimball, the
retired president: liorenzo Setnple and
William Nelson Cromwell, attorney for
the bank, were present nt the confer
ence. Closed the Bank's Doors.
At 10:30 o'clock Mr. Cromwell em
erged from the back room and walked
hastily out of the building with As
sistant Manager Gilpin of the clearing
house. Cashier Adams followed them
to the door, put his hand to the knob
and began t'o draw it shut. The clerks
behind the inner railings shut their
ledgers with a flap and drew to the
little glass windows. A few depositors
nnil patrons at the paying teller's win
dow hastily scurried out.
"You may say," said Mr. Cromwell,
turning on his heel to a crowd that
pressed up behind him on the steps;
"you may say that In justice to tho
depositors and stockholders of 'the
Seventh National bank I have advised
the directors that they suspend pay
ment." And he set off hastily with
Mr. Gilpin for the clearing house.
The cashier all this time was tugging
at the doors, and In a few minutes ho
had them fast shut. He opened them
n little as an excited crowd began to
gather, and the brief notice of the
bank examiner was slapped up on the
"Well, what does that mean? I'm a
depositor," shouted nn angry man, as
ho grubhpii the handle of the door,
"It means," said tho cashier slowly,
"that this bank has suspended pay
ment. This action was resolved upon
at a meeting of tho directors, deposit
ors and the bank's attorney."
FIVE MEN FALL 80 FEET.
Four Are Killed and Ono Is Fatally
lly tlxilii-lU' Wire from Tlie Assoilaled Pic.
Buffalo, June 27, As a result of tho
breaking of a temporary platform
built on a scaffolding Inside and
bridging the top of n monster tank In
the Kasteru elevator this afternoon,
five men fell a distance of eighty feet.
Four were killed. Another Is at the
hospital and Is not expected to live,
Tho dead ore: John Keefe, Jr., 24
years old, of Buffalo; V. Kcalse, aged
30, of Gcoenvllle, 0,; John Cocbett, Jr
aged 24, of Hartford, Conn.; JVter
Kcotlngec, aged 2S, of Fremont, II.
The man supposed to be fatally
liuct Is James Curl, of Helfast, o.,
Otllcers of Temperance Legion,
Uy Kichuire Wire from The Associated I'irM.
Pituburir, .Inno 27. 'I lie t.o.al Temperance
l.i'Xlon, hi elusion beic, eleited the folhmiui;
ofllccrs today: Miss Nina (irate Tanue, of l.u
tcrue, prtiident; Andietv Ciewitt, ot tnil,
vice piciddcnt; Maicaret M. McMillan, of (id.
1 1, hurt, toiirpondinc bctrttar)', ill .a l.idiclU
lilic, letordliiK official)', ami MUa l.ucy A. I. in.
tillc, ticasiiiti'. The lujkuur's icpoit khoued
a balance on hand ot $il, after paying t-W for
oiHii.-cj the I'iU )tar.
THE NEWS THIS MORNING
Weather Indications Today:
1 (leneral Penusjhanin ).eglt.i litre Adoum.
Setenth National Hank ot New York SiiicihI.s
I'rohlhlllonlst Nominate Slnlo Ofrtcern.
Philadelphia llnldt a Toun .Meeting.
Yale Wins tile lloat Pace.
2 Cencral-l'aiboniUlo Depatlment.
3 Local (nirt Picccedlnga.
Depleted Condition of the City Treasuries,
Nolo and Comment.
5 Local Hub tor Flip Apparatus Ordeit Ke
en I led.
Large ttclnrns In Ihc lldiicational Contest.
6 Load Went Scranton and Sii1nirli.ui.
7 (icneral Norllieasleiii I'etimj ImiiiU. J.
Financial and Commercial.
8 Local Industrial anil Libor.
YALE WINS THE
Old Eli's Men Are Victorious
in the Varsity Eight
fly Ktclusive Win finni Tho Associated Press.
New Ijondon, Conn., June 27. In a
race never excelled on the Thames,
Yale's varsity crew won the great Inter
university rowing event of the year, In
the last half-mile of the four-mile
course today by a scant tvo lengths.
Tho magnificent contest was witnessed
by thousands from observation trains,
yachts and points of vantage along the
banks. To Yale, also, fell the honor of
a victory in the Freshmen race, while
Harvard tonight takes consolation In
the fact that her varsity four walked
away from the Yale quartette hand
somely. The two minor races, with honors
divided, served only to whet the appe
tites of the spectators. These contests
had resulted exactly as the expects bad
pce'dicted, and some 20,000 people were
Impatient for tho supreme event of the
regatta. The big race was rowed down
stienm In the cool of the evening, short
ly after 6 o'clock. The conditions were
fairly favorable. A wind out of the
southwest blew diagonally against the
crews at the rate of about six miles an
hour. A beautiful start, with the two
eights rowing stroke for stroke, began
a contest that will never be forgotten
by those who witnessed it.
Harvard immediately took the lead.
Her stalwart oarsmen retained It for a
mile and a half.
At the two-mile Hag Yale had cut
down the Harvard advantage and drew
ahead, only to lose again before a half
mile had been traveled. For still an
other half the Cambridge boys held on.
The excitement was Intense.
T3oth crews by this time had dropped
to an unusually plow stroke, at times
the rate being scarcely thirty. Yule's
endurance, however, was up lo the
standard, and ns the two shells np
proaeheil the three and a half mile
tla,gs tlie Kli's spurted magnificently.
Harvard heroically responded, but It
was Yale's day. She took tlie lead and
not only kept it, but drew away rap
idly In the Inst quarter mile until the
llnish was reached, when Yale tore
across the line, barely two lengths
ahead, with Harvard rowing manfully.
The victory for Yale is due to tlie
splendid power of her oarsmen and the
superb generalship of Coxswain Chit
tendon. With great foresight, he
seemed to push his men until the sub
lime moment. This care found his men
ready. Harvard had shot her speed
early, and Yale had added another to
her long list of victories.
The race was a bard one for Har
vard to lose; a luttgnilleent one for the
winners. Tlie end found Ooodall, tin;
bow oar in the Harvaid shell. In a state
of collapse. It was necessary to lift
him from his seal Into the launch. In
the Yale shell. Stroke Cameron, loo,
was In distress, but lie was able to help
himself to the Yale launch. The other
oarsmen were all strong and in good
The freshman contest was fin easy
one for the Yale joungsters, Harvard,
IHOI, being live and a half lengths to
the rear. Harvard's four won with
marvelous ease by six full lengths, Xo
records were broken and the time for
the varsity race was unusually slow,
probably because of an unexpectedly
low stroke nnil the cross wind.
The olllelal time was: Yale, 23.::7;
The Associated Press Denies Author
ship of a Yellow Bulletin.
Py EncliHive Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
New York, June 27, The Evening
Journal In Us ltsue marked "night spe
cial" today prints the statement iu con
nection with tho Seventh National hank
"Tlie Associated Press Issued n bul
letin which wus published exclusively
iu ilie Kvenlug .louiuiil, It said that
bankets wpi-o blunting tho adminlstiu
tlon for neglecting to examine tho .Sev
enth National. Favoritism of tlie politi
cal friendship of Terry Heath, tho
dominant director, was chnrged."
Tho Absoehited Press Issued no such
bulletin, nor can led any such dispatch,
noc anything like It In statement oc in
Otllcers of Knights of St John,
lly llvihivhe Wire fiom Tli Assoilaled Prcw.
Clin iniiiill, Inn" '-'" lt"i Im'.-Iit. N, v., w.is to
day ili'hin fur I In- I'i'M annual convention of
Hie UnliiH of M. John. Snpieiue iilHiem ttt'ic
eluleil as follous: 1'icsldciit, llimy .1. l'ili,
lliii. Pa.; Wte ptoldeiiU, .1. J. Numdand, llocn
inter, V. V.; riioiiiai Mti'ailaud, Pliiljilelplin;
Milclaiy, M. J Kfflif, liullalo; Ircouiel, .lolui
II. Todenhier, Delridl. Social inncnilincut4 lo
I he eoiistiliition Jnd a lieu liliul ucie adopted.
Democratio State Convention,
llarrUhi.ii.', lunc -IJ. -The uts Heuiotratic
etc. utile loiiimltlci', nt a mcetini; iu lhi city
today, decided In h'dd Hie M.le contention at
lairi.biiiK on AuifiL.t fi. for the in'iiiiiiirtiiii ot
candldjtca cr utc. ticjviur and iMipicmc court
State Gathering Held at Harris
burg, and Candidates
THE PLATFORM ADOPTED
An Unckangoble Furposo to Divorce
tho Government from the Liquor
Traffic Is Affirmed The Attention
of tho Keystone State Is Called to
nn Alarming: State of Affairs Al
leged to Havo Boon Brought About
by tho Present Legislature The
Election of IT. S. Senators by the
People Is Favored and Arbitration
of the Differences Betwoon Capital
and Labor Is Demanded.
H.v Exeluslte Wire from Tl.r Associated ITM1.
Hnrrlsburjr, June 27. Isaac lion
derail, a lleadvllle attorney, was nom
inated for supreme court Judge and J.
J. Porter, n. Pittsburg merchant, for
state treasurer to-day by the statu
Prohibition convention. Charles It.
Jones, of Philadelphia, was re-elected
chairman of the state committee and
$:i,G00 was raised for campaign pur
poses. A platform was adopted denouncing
the "corruption political methods" of
the Kepubllcan and Democratic par
ties; demanding a ballot law that shall
give eipial rights to all parties In
methods of nomlnntlon, and denounc
ing oflki.il extravagance, political cor
ruption and the wholesale granting of
franchise rights without consent of
Resolutions were also adopted favor
ing the appointment of a committee
to confer with similar proposed com
mittees from other parties, should
they he appointed for the "securing of
reform In which all good citizens are
Interested," and endorsing the aims
and objects of tho prohibitory amend
ment association of Pennsylvania.
The convention was attended by 177
delegates, forty per cent, of whom
were women. II. T. Ames, of YVIl
llamsport, presided, and Rev. Dr. Si
las C. Swallow, of Harrlsbtirg, deliv
ered an address of welcome. The
resolutions committee of which Dr.
Swallow was chairman, reported the
following platform which was adopted:
Declaration of Principles.
Preamble We, representatives of the Prohibi
tion party of Pennsylvania, in lontcntinn as
sembled this the 27th day ot .Inn", tool, rec
OKiil.iii our il pendent c on Almighty (iod, heic
tilth pii'M'iit our decimation of principles.
I. Pelleting the licensed llipior traffic to bo
the Immediate cause of inuea-ed .taxation, Ilia
fniltfiil miiiicu of misery, tiic nul ciime, delii
menial to the best intcic.-ts of humanity and
inulraiy lo- the laif of God and that tin; sup
pression of tlie Kline is the Kre.itrst moml, soiial,
political and economical ipiestion that ii now
befoie tlie Am.iican people, tve ler.flum our uii
iliaiiccihlu purpoj-i' to ilitoiic our Roicinnur.t
from ull loiupiulty (IiioukIi Iii. llceii-e or
otherwise, iu the manufacture, tianspoitation and
sale or alioholic beverages.
'.!. We declare (tut tlie cllizens of I lie Keysionu
Plate li.ue abundant cane for Iilaim a( Ihc tor.
ruplion nf the loid-latiue now happily coming
to a oloo. Us liiuli-liandcd ait nf lobbei.v under
form of latv and sustained by lln executive hato
i.o parallel in the history ot statutoiy IcisHatlon,
ii. ISi'lietini; lis tte do that the people hato
Ihc iln'ht to decide illicitly nil ciciit n,uejtin,
and appiccialii.g the fail tliat all monopoly, in
i lulling the lhpior Iraflic is diiectly or Indirrit
ly the result of leirld.itloii obtained '.hinucli our
Impel feet lepiii-rntalion sji-tem, whereby special
piitilcues me git in l-i some, and IcRlslation in
the Inteiest of tho masses has been rendered Im
possible, wo f.itor the method ot direct b'-.is.
lation, (liKiugli the iiilllatltc and leferenilum,
when by th" people can obtain nil ntic-.-ary
J, We favor tlie iledion of t'nllrd SlaleJ
Hiiali'is by the diiect into of the peopl-j.
ft. We insKt tipini pcicrahlc ailiilraiion nf
flip ditfi-KUiis arl-iic between capil.il and labor.
(!. We favor liberal iippiopriallons for our pub
lie si hoids as they ate Ihc bulu..aik for an Intel,
litiint voting iiiii-tlliiiiiie.
7, He oppose flic iillttiliianleil Incicjte of
public ofrho.s iilionliy hcity btinlins arc im
pcseil upon labor,
S. We favor llin abolition of the fee sy-lent in
si,, le mid couuly. All paid oftiu.iU should re.
ceite llxed Kiliries and all fees tlioulil bo cov
ijrcil into the piopcr tica-uries.
II. We deniuiiiie Ihc coiiupt politii.il method
of the Itepublican and Deinoi lallo panics cip.iI
inir as they do oPK.iichy of polltual iisuip.itluii
ithcnby tlie few brionie tliclalor',, both as lo
ciiuliilalcs for ofllsi' ami laimly us to teis1..
lion, thus u'liilcrlin; flic govt lament by the
people a fane.
10. We ilcuoiinc" official olravasinic, poiiti.
c.il coiriiption, and the wholesale mant of (nin
rhls.i liidil.s without ion-mi nt' tlie people ns to
teruw. We ihiniiiid a billot law tliat shall zivo
eipial riali's tc .ill paitim Iu methods of nom
ination, I hat shall Kite pci ial f.ttm to lion ,
Ihit shall piolett .ii'.iiiM (laud ami (onuptioii
at the ballot box and lliat shall pfimil inlelli.
gent M.uiasc regardless of sex.
11. We invito In our laiihs and co-opriatloii
wilh m these of our (ellotf cillens ttho in I ho
past li.-.ie lien identified tilth the llepuhlican and
lleinocrallc panics, but uhn by iiMon of (ho
loriiipll.iu existln,' Iu the fame, i.iu no Innqer
coiisUlintly at'lliato Ihcictilth, 1 litis, av,uiin
Ihdii tlt.it Willi their cn-npciallon many of tho
ledums needed In our covcro'iicul tan and will
A mass meeting was held tonight at
which addresses were inndo by Na
tional Chairman Oliver V. Stewart,
nf Chicago, and Rev, W, Ii. Katon, o:
l.mal dill for lime 27, pull!
I.oiicut leuipeiaiuie ....,,,,,,,,.
Itilalitn llnmidiit :
8 a. in. ,
S p. in
PiciipUalli'ii, '-'t linuiij ended S
it eat hi r, partly liuuil.t.
, i'l desreit
, 05 dcuictl
71 per cent,
(it per i em.
p. in., nous. j
Wa-ld.ii.'toii, .bine J7.-Pi)iccat (ur Fti
ill) and fcsilinili): Daslein PenusylvanU
Continued blah lu'ipcialme and partly
clii.idy itcjll.ci I'l i'l iy and blluidiy;
lliiht lo Ircih toutm lly ttfuds.
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