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SCJIANTON. PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1002.
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raw EVIDENCE IN
Mrs. Stephenson Identities Gornlsh
as the Man Who -Mailed the
THE COURT ROOM
Mrs. Stephenson States That She At
tended the Coroner's Inquest and
Saw Mollneux She Was Sure at
the Time That He Was Not the
Man Who Hailed the Mysterious
Package Cornish Stands Up Be
fore the Witness and Is Identified
ns the Man Who Mailed the
n.v HxcllMlve Wire from The Associated l'rt.".
New York, Nov. C The greatest fen
pat Ion In the second trial of ltoland B.
Mollneux, charged with the murder of
Airs. Adams, pnme late today, when
Mrs. Hannah Stephenson, the wife of a
Brooklyn policeman, was called to the,
tnnd by the defense and testified posl
tvely that Mollneux was not the man
who mailed the now famous poison
package at the general postolllee on the
ovening of December 23, 1S9S. Then the
witness partially Identified Harry Cor
nish, who was asked to stand up in
I'ourt, as the man whom she saw stand
ing In front of her in the line at the
postofllce and mailed the package ad
dressed to "Mr. Harry Cornish, Knick
erbocker." That was all she saw. Her
identification of Cornish was not posi
tive. She said he looked very much like
the man, but hesitated before replying
iillirir.atlvely when asked if she did not
think he was the man. The "witness"
account of her movement on the even
ing of December -3 and her reasons for
not appearing at the first trial were
given in detail.
The prosecution, on cross-examination,
brought out the fact that Mrs.
Stephenson had suffered from attacks
of nervous prostration within the last
two ye rs, and had carefully read the
cietall "f the former trial. The ques
tions of the assistant district attorney
tended to show that an effort would be
made to prove Insanity, or delusion
under hysteria. It Is also probable that
in effort will bo made lo prove an alibi
The witness, under questions by the
prosecution, said there were three
stamps on the package, and when
shown the wrapper with five stamp-? on
it in two rows said she might have
overlooked the lower row. Mrs. Steph
enson was on the stand when court ad
"lourned for the day.
Other witnesses were handwriting ex
ports, who all testified that Mollneux
3Id not write the address on the poison
laekagc. A clerk in a drug store testl
led that he had sold broino seltzer to
."nrnlsh, also to Mrs. Rogers. Miss
Miller, the clerk In the store where the
bottle-holder was purchased, testified
that she sold the holder late in the
evening. Her evldepce was corrobor
ated by a man who was in the store at
the time. The prosecution has held that
the holder was purchased early In the
afternoon. Miss Miller positively swore
that the man who bought the holder
was not Mollneux.
The trial will be continued tomorrow
The Day's Proceedings.
After the recess seven witnesses tes
tified that Mollneux did not write tlio
poison package address. These wit
nesses were Clarence Foole, David W.
Lorrey, Samuel II. McDowell and
George Duncan, handwriting experts
from banks; 10. D. Bushnoll, who was
ilialnnan of the Knickerbocker Atho
tlc club house committee and had seen
Mollneux write; Professor (ieorgo Gol
day, of Princeton university who had
corrcspo.ndcnc'e with Mollneux and
Samuel Plttlnger, cashier of the New
York Athletic club,
Louis .lacobson, who worked In a
New York drug store testified that ho
knew Cornish and Mrs, lingers well,
mid that ho frequently saw them to
gether. Ho said he had sold bromo
seltzer to Mrs, Rogers. Cornish In his
testimony swore lie had never tasted
broino seltzer nnd Mrs. lingers said
she had never bought any of tho stuff.
The assistant district attorney In
crnss-oxnmlnglng .lacobson, got tho
witness to admit that ho could not re
member the names of any othera of his
customers who drank broino seltzer.
Tho defense then called William J.
I.lell, proprietor of a drug store near
tho house whore Mrs, Adams, had died.
Cornish testified that when Mrs, Adams
became sick lie ran to LIcll's store and
I.lell gave liliu aromatic spirits of
nnmionla. I.lell corroborated that tes
timony, Ho said Cornish seemed very
much excited but that ho did not look
Kmma Miller testified she sold tho
bottlo holder- In which tho poison was
sent after the store lamps wero lighted
and Ikirtnn Huff, a travelling snleiuan
said he was at Hartdegon's storo at
tho time. He said a. man brushed by
him and asked to see a silver bottlo
holder but witness did not see him buy
it. He described the man, his discre
tion tallying with that of Miss Miller.
Mrs. Stephenson Called.
Mrs, Anna Stephenson, of Brooklyn,
tho eagerly awaited witness, who says
she fcaw tho poison package mailed
by .(i man, not Mollneux, was called
late In the afternoon. Men and wo
men stood hi) their scats to see her,
but order was quickly restored In the
Replying to a question as lo what
she did Friday, Dee. 23, 1S9S, Mrs.
Stephenson said she went to the main
postoilleo to mall a package and got
In Hue with other persons, A man in
front of her with a package, aroused
her curiosity because he seemed very
nervous anil she saw" the name "Cor
nish" and the words "Knickerbocker
Club" on the package. She said the
mall lelt the postolllee and she did not
know where he went after that. The
poison package wrapper was shown to
the witness and she said the address
looked like the one she saw In tho
postolllce. Mrs. Stephenson said she
attended Hie coroner's Inquest and saw
Mollneux. She was sure ho was not
the man and told her husband she
ought to make known her knowledge
Iter husband persuaded her that there
was no occasion for her to mix up In
When the trial was on she went to
offer her testimony, but was shut off
by the decision of the lawyers to offer
no defense. Then after Mollncux's
conviction she sent word of tho evi
dence, she hud to give to General Mol
lneux. "Is that the man you saw with the
package in the postolllce".'" nsked ox
C.overnor Black as Mulineux stood up.
"'it Is not," said Mrs. Stephenson
with added emphasis.
"Do you think you could recognize
the man who mailed the package'.'"
asked Mr. Osborne in opening his
"1 think t can."
"Do you say Cornish is that man?"
"I say ho looks like him."
Cornish stood up at the Invitation of
the assistant district attorney, and he
and the witness regarded each other
"Is that the man'."' Mr. Osborne said.
"It looks very much like lilm," Mrs.
"lint ii It ?"
"To the best of my recollection It is."
Mrs. Stephenson said It was at the
first trial that she first recognized Cor
nish as the man who mailed the pack
age. She testified that there were
three stamps on the package, and the
wrapper was put before her. It had
five stamps on it, and the witness said
she probably had noticed three of them
which were In a straight line at the
top and had overlooked the two lower
Replying to questions bjUie assjlst
nnl district attorney, witness "said she
hadfbeen 111 with "nervous prostration,
and that she had read all the news
paper stories of the death of Mrs.
Witness was asked lo read the wrap
per but said she could not, having left
her reading glasses at home. She de
nied that her sanity ever was ques
tioned. She said she had asked for
divine instruction as to what to do In
tho case, and had prayed.
On le-dlrect examination she said she
prayed every day for divine guidance.
Court adjourned at this point until
CHURCH WAR AT MANILA.
The Pan Daean Edifice the Scene of
Serious Disturbances, Approach
ing' Riots Arrests Made.
By Exclusive Wile from The Astoclaceil 1'iesi.
Manila. Xov. (). Tho Pan Daean
church here has been the scene of seri
ous disturbances, approaching riots,
and many arrests have been made. A
portion of the congregation announced
Its Intention a week ago of joining the.
Philippine Catholic church, and the
pastor, Father Sorrondo, preached n
sermon rebuking the dissidents. It
was asserted that Father Sorrondo,
during his sermon, violated confession
al secrets and he was later attacked
In the streets, All those concerned in
the disturbance wore arrested.
Tho dissenters then took possession
of tho church, but the priest dislodged
them. Tho dissenters recaptured the
building, and on Thursday (Hlshop)
Agllpay, tho leader of tho dissident
movement, celebrated mass there be
fore a largo crowd. Later tho dissent
ers drew up a deed of gift, transferring
the property to tho government and
oiforod tho deed to fiornor Taft, with
the keys of the building. Tho gover
nor replied that the church belonged
to tho Itoman Catholics. Ho advised
tno itisseuters to surrender It, suggest
ed an appeal to the courts If they
thought they had rights In tho case,
nnd strongly counselled thorn against
disorder. Tho dissenters accepted his
advice and surrendered possession of
the church. During the quarrels
crowds of unlives surrounded the edi
fice and a strong detachment of police
alono prevented a serious outbreak.
ELECTION IN OKLAHOMA.
A Bitter Struggle for the Selection of
By Ksclmlve Wire from The Associated Press.
Cluthrle, Oklahoma, Nov, C There Is
a hitter struggle In Oklahoma for the
election of a delegate to congress. The
result Is still In doubt, with the com
plete returns from the west and south
west counties yet to bo received. Tho
Republicans claim McClulro's election
by 1,000, and the Democrats claim
Cross by 1,400,
Ileturns come In very slowly, Both
parties concede the Oklahoma senate to
the Republicans by ono majority, while
both claim the house, the rtepubllcans
by two and tho Democrats by four. '
Richard Townsend Injured.
Dy Kjclmhe Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. C-Whllo riding horse
back this afternoon, Illcliurd II. Town
send, tho husband of Mrs. Mary Scott
Townsend, of this city, fell heavily and
buffered injuries which may nrovo fatal.
no auu ins wiro arc among tlio social
. . .....,.., mni.j u. nuouiiifc- i
ii-iieiniM ii r liiininrini unnint-it .-.r ii-.ti-.i.( i
EVICTIONS AT JEDDO.
Six Families Occupying Marklo Com
pany Houses Are Turned Out.
1) Kxi'lUAhe Wire from The Associated I'rrM.
lln:ileton, Nov. . Six families occu
pying company houses at .leddo, yho
received notice recently from (1, li.
Mnrkle & Co. to vacate within six
days, but who failed to do so, wero
evicted today by Sheriff Albert Jacobs,
of l.uzerne county. The six days ex
pired on Monday.
The sheriff was assisted by special
officers of the company, who placed the
ell'ccts ol" the evicted families nil the
street. .Mi's, Urannlgan. a blind wo
man, who lived with her daughter,
Mrs. Henry Coll, was moved from ono
of the houses on her bed, lllilu set In
this evening, and to save the furniture
of the evicted people neighbors took
In the goods anil provided shelter for
the homeless men, women and chil
dren. General Sehall, In command of the
only troops still In the field, arrived
hero today from Taiuaqua, and will
make llassletou his headquarters. The
First City troop, transferred from the
Panther Creek valley to this territory,
Is expected later In the day.
FUTURE MEETINGS OF
The Members to Assemble in Scran
ton on Nov. 14, When the Hear
ing- of Miners' Side Will Begin.
By r.itlusbe Wire from "J he Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. . Chairman
Gray, Recorder Wright, Brigadier
General Wilson and Mr. Parker, four
of the seven members of the anthra
cite strike commission and Assistant
Recorders Moseley and Nclll, arrived
here late this afternoon from the coal
regions, where they have just ended
a week's tour of the coal belt. From
here Judge Gray went to his home in
Wilmington, Del., and Commissioner
Parker departed for New York, while
Jlecordor Wright, General Wilson and
the other members of the party left
for Washington on the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad. Commissioner Clark left
the party at Reading, Pa., and started
for Chicago. Bishop Spauldlng and
Commissioner Watklns returned to
.Scranton, where they will remain for
some time. Seranlon Is Mr. Watklns'
home. The bishop will be the guest
of Bishop Unban while in that city.
The commissioners finished their work
In good physical condition and separat
ed in the best of spirits.
They have gained much -information
In the regions visited am? during the
Interim they will look over statistics
which some of them have in their pos
session. The. commissioners will meet again
at Scranton on Nov. 11 when the hear
ing of the miners side of the case will
he begun. After they have concluded
their case the operators will make their
defense, nftep which the mine workers
will probably be again head In rebut
tal. From Scranton It is likely the
commission will go to Philadelphia and
New York. The commissioners have
no Idea when they will be able to make
Between now and the 14th of Novem
ber Recorder Wright will bo kept busy
preparing for the real work of the
commission. He has a large amount
of correspondence and other work to
dispose of, which will take up nearly
all his time until Friday of next week.
We will probably receive- the answers
of the coal companies to the statement
of the miners case which President
Mitchell of tho miners' union, has lllI
with the commission.
Between Mahanoy city anil Potts
ville today the special train was stop
ped and the members of tho commis
sion inspected the St. Nicholas coal
storage yards of the Philadelphia and
Reading company and the Silver Creek
colliery of the same concern situated
near New Philadelphia,
GEN. GOBIN WILL RETIRE.
Will Be Out of Politics and the Na
tional Guard Next Summer.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Nov. C General J. P. S.
Gobln, who Is in tho city attending the
reunion of tho Medal of Honor legion,
stated today that he will positively re
tire from tho National Guard at the
expiration of his commission, next sum
mer. This, General Gobiu asserts, has
no political end to It whatever, as he
declared that there Is nothing In the
line of office that he would consider.
"1 am going to retire to private life,
nnd henceforth will devote my time to
my family and my private business,"
he said, "I am out of politics for good
and am perfectly satisfied to become
once morn a private citizen. I hnvo
had more honor, take It, than I de
DEADLY DUEL IN MISSOURI.
Joseph Fa'rrow nnd Marion Dunn
Shoot Encn Other to Death.
By Eiclustve Wire from The Associated Pieai.
Grandln, Mo., Nov, C Joseph Far
row and Marlon Dunn engaged In a
duel with pistols on the .streets here
today, as the result of which both men
Floveu shots wero exchanged nt
short range, eight taking eifect, each
man being hit four times. Tlio Imme
diate cause of the duel was a differ
ence over election matters, but bad
blood had existed between the two
men for several years,
Suit Against Car Company,
By Kxctuihe Wire fromTJie Associated press.
Trenton, N, J. Nov. 0. The Pressed
Steel company today brought Milt In the
United States circuit court against the
American Car and Foundry company, al
leging Infringement on patents on metallic
cars. An Injunction restraining tho In
frlngemeiit is asked for.
President Thanked by King- of Slam.
By Kxclmlie Wire Irom The Associated press.
Washington. Nov. C Tho president has
received a cablegram from tho ltlim of
Slum extending' his earnest thanks for tlio
i.i,..i .. it
mum- reception nccorncu tno ciown
princo on his arrival In tho United States.
Remarkable Matrimonial Enterprise
Is Made Public Tliroun.li a
Suit In Court.
AND HIS FRIENDS
The Baron Borrowed Money on the
Prospects of Marriage with an
American Heiress Upon Being
Porced to Pay Up He Accuses His
Friends of Being Blackmailers At
a Trial in Court the Money Lenders
fly Kxclushe Wire from The Associated PieN.
Berlin, Nov. C Tho relations of Baron
Burohard Von Muenchhatisen with the
so-called "marriage syndicate," which
flnnnced his journey to the United
States In 1S9S to obtain a rich wife,
have been made public through a prose
cution for blackmail brought by the
baron against Hermann Plncus, Morltn
Mendelsohn and Adolf Mendelsohn,
three tradesmen, who were members of
the syndicate. Tho trial has just come
to Its close.
A'aron Yon Mueuchhausoir Is a mem
ber of a famous German family which
dates from 1DS7.
The testimony showed that an ox
coiivict named Klseler, living in Stutt
gart, telegraphed to Fran Von Quttzow,
a noble woman residing in Berlin, who
undertakes to obtain wealthy wives for
army officers, saying that If she had a
titled officer on active service for an
American fortune of $7,".00,000 to let him
know. Frau Von Qultzow put F.Issler
in communication with Baroa Von
Miienehhnusen, who Is a lieutenant in
the Prussian artillery. The baron, ac
cording to statements made In court,
agreed lo give Klssler five per cent, of
the money of the heiress he was to wed,
lit the event of the marriage taking
place, and ho signed conditional bills
for $;i7.-.,000. On these bills Klssler raised
money In Berlin from a numerous group
of persons, which Included Plncus and
the two Mendelsohns, and Baron Von
Muenchliau-ien was provided with the
I cash with which he paid the expenses
of his journey to the United States.
A Lady's Maid His Partner.
Elsslei-'s partner In tills ventuie was
a lady's maid, who had been formerly
In the service of the rich American
woman referred to by Klssler. She pro
ceded the baron to the United States
to negotiate the marriage, but her ef
forts were not successful. The name of
the heiress in question was not dis
closed In court. Baron Von Muench
hausen did make the acquaintance
while in the United States of Martha
Washington Beckol, a widow of moder
ate wealth, whom, according to the
German' peerage, he married December
'SI. 1MI8. Since his marriage the baron
has been living with his wife on his
estate near Schwohler, Hanover,
On his return to Germany. Baron Yon
Muenehhaiisen had to reckon with the
holders of his bills. A compromise was
negotiated with Plncus nnd the Men
delsohns, who surrendered his paper on
payment of comparatively small sums.
Baron Von Muenehhaiisen afterwards
accused these men of blackmail and tho
matter was thus brought Into court.
Plncus and the Mendelsohns were ac
quitted of the charge.
Vote of the Four Missing Counties
Will Swell the Total to
By Kacluslve Wire from The Asvoclnted I'reii.
Philadelphia, Nov. C Complete re
turns from nil counties In the state on
the gubernatorial vote, except Arm
strong, Allegheny, Chester nnd Wash
ington show a plurality of 01,311! for
Ponnypacker over Pattlson. To this is
added estimated pluralities for Penny
packer in the missing counties as fol
lows: Armstrong. 1.700; Allegheny, fiii.oon;
Chester, 1,000 and Washington, L'.lOO.
This gives Ponnypacker a plurality of
In a number of counties the complete
vote for lieutenant governor and secre
tary of internnl affairs has not been
announced, hence tho pluralities for
William M.Brown nnd Isaac B, Brown,
respectively, ror these olllces, cannot
now be given. Their pluralities, how
ever, will not vary materially from
that for governor.
The total vote In the state for gover
nor exceeded one million.
Mayor Low Recommends Clmnges
in the Ordinances Shall Be Made,
Ily Kxrluf Ivu Wire from Tlio Aociated l'res.
Now York, Nov. . Mayor I.ow sent
fo the board of aldermen today u letter
on tlio usu of fireworks in this city,
with cnpi.-c.al reference to the accident
of election night at Madison Square, Uu
says the present llrewoiks ordinance
Is Jnadeciuato and objectionable. Ho
also bays detonating bombs besides be
ing dangerous, seriously affect sick
Ho suggests changes In the law so
that permits shall he necessary for the
use of fllreworks nnd so that the police
commissioners shall issue tiem under
regulation by tho municipal explosives
commission, Ho would make no gen
eral exception for the Fourth of July.
New York, Nov. U.-Clcarcd: I.a Cam.
pine, Antwerp. Sailed: I.a C"uni.ignc,
Havro. Liverpool Arrived: Majestic,
Now York. queenstown-Salled: Oceanic,
APOSTLE SMOOT INTERVIEWED.
Mormon Candidate for Senator
Never Practiced Polygamy.
U.r Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'retf.
Salt Bake City, Nov. l!. The Tele
gram prints an interview with Apostle
Reed Sitioot of the Mormon church,
a. candidate for tho United States senate
lo succeed Senator Rawlins, Dem.
"Is It true," was nsked Mr. Sinoot,
"that you have secured permission of
the church to make the race for the
"I have secured the Individual per
mission of my ussnclates. The church
has nothing to do with It."
"What are your views on polygamy?"
"The church Is living strictly In ac
cordance with the manifesto, and 1
voted for and approved the same."
"Have you ever practiced or coun
"I have never practiced polygamy."
"Did you believe In polygamy before
tho manifesto was Issued'.'"
"As an American citizen, I claim the
right to believe as I please, so long as
It does not Interfere with the rights
of any other citizen."
"Are not some of the apo.stles practis
"That Is a matter of which I know
"What are your views on the action of
congress in refusing the seat of B. II.
"I think Mr. Roberts should have
been seated first and tried later."
CASE IN BOSTON
Alan G. Mason Arrested on Charge of
Killing Clara Morton, a "Jack
the Slugger" Victim.
By Exclusive Wire from The Awodateil Press.
Boston, Nov. C. Today's develouinents
in the case of Alan G. Mason, who is
tinder arrest, charged with the murder
of Miss Clara Morton, a laundress at
the McLean asylum in Waverly, last
Saturday night, have been of a start
ling nature. It was announci-d ilrst
that the watch of the victim had been
found in a Cambridge street pawn shop,
where It had been pawned for $4 by a
young colored man, and this discovery
at once led to a general search of the
city for this man by the entire police
force, but without avail. But later de
velopments were far more sensational.
When the pawnbroker's memory had
been jogged a little and he had time to
think over the matter, he remembered
that the watch had been brought to his
office on last Saturday night, between
the hours -(trriritd'TrsO'lfy' a white
man and offered in pawn. Owing to tho
fact that it was after business hours,
he refused to receive it, and after expressing-
disappointment the man de
parted, taking' the watch with him.
On Monday the' same watch was
brought In bv u colored man about I'l
years of age, of whom the pawnbroker
bought It for $4. A burly colored man,
evidently a companion of the other, had
been waiting outside the shop while the
trade was being made, and as soon as
il was completed he entered and took
this money which the proprietor had
passed over. Both men then departed.
Continuing their investigations, the
officers made another startling discov
ery which will have an important
bearing on the case, to the effect that
the watch of Miss Agnes McPhee, of
Somervllle, another "Jack the Slug
ger" victim, had been pawned at the
same Cambridge street shop on Oct. ::,
the day after her murder, by a white
man, whose description tallied exactly
with that of tho man who brought iliu
Morton watch to the pawn broker last
The descriptions of these men Is
said by the police to agree to a strik
ing extent with Hint of the suspect
Mason, nnd the pawn broker will be
given a chance tomorrow to Identify
him, If possible, as his visitor.
The unexpected developments today
have been most unfavorable to the
prisoner, although his friends still
claim he can fully establish an alibi.
Search for the mysterious colored nian
Is being carried on as vigorously ns
ever and all sections of the city are
being closely watched by the police
Two days ago the state police ar
rested A. G, Mason, tho wealthy busi
ness man and club member of Boston,
on suspicion of having killed Miss
Morton. After a day's Investigation,
the authorities wero convinced that
Mason could establish an alibi, and
they announced that he would be re
leased, hut during the succeeding
night witnesses were round who posi
tively Identified Mason ns one whom
they had seen In Waverly, where the
murder was committed on Saturday
Mason Is now held for a hearing
WILL GO TO JURY TODAY.
Argumenta in Thornton Case Fin
Attorney John T. l.emihan, of Wilkes-
Harre. devoted nil of yesterday morn
ing nnd a part of yesterday afterno -a
to summing up the evidence ( tho
defense In the Insuiaiict cases b. iught
by 1', M, Thornton to rccovr fur the
loss of his household i tetlK and
library by a lire In Klnr .on over a
year ago, Mr, l.uimlmu hua particular
stress on tho alleged circumstances,
tending to show Incendiarism, mid
pointed out a number of coiurudiictlous
between the testimony offered at this
trial nnd that offered at the Ilrst trial.
Former Judge K, N.WIIlard addressed
tho jury for the plaintiff Immedlatfiiv
following Mr. l.eimhun and began to
pick out the "olialf" by which name ho
designated all the evidence offered by
the defense. Judge Archbald will
charge the Jury this morning.
Myers and Binkerhoff. Elected.
0 KjcIusKe Wire front The Aesocltted Preis.
Carlisle, Pa Nov. (.-,-Offlclal returns
show the election of Myers. Democrat,
and ltiukorhoir, Republican, to tlio house
of iciucseiitatlvcs Instead of Myers and
Dougherty. Democrats, as tho unofficial
READING COAL SHIPMENTS.
Thirty-five Thousand Tons a Day
Moved Over the Road,
ll.v i:rliulo Win; from The AoeiitrJ I'ri.u.
Reading, Pa Nov. 0. Coal shipments
over tho main line of the Reading road
are increasing rapidly. They have now
reached 1,200 tu I.iiOO cars or fully :i:.,000
tons a dav.
This Is all for the domestic trade, and
does not Include tile shipments made
northward via the New York Central.
None of tho Idle furnaces, wlilch are
waiting for anthracite to start up, have
yet lecelvcd a supply.
A Sensation in Court at Wilkes
Barre Allegations of the Elec
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prtss.
AVilkes-Barro, Pa., Nov. 6. There was
a sensation In court this evening, when
tho members of the election board of
tho middle district or Wllkes-Barre
township entered and asked the judges
to make a correction In the returns
from their district, as they learned they
had been tampered with. The election
officers alleged that on the night of the
election their polling place was attacked
by Socialists, who claimed they were
not getting a square deal. The win
dows and doors in the house wero
broken, and the officers fled. When
they returned they hastily placed tho
return sheets In an envelope and sent
them to the prothonotary's office. To
day they were told that while they were
absent from the polling place the re
turns were tampered with.
An examination of the returns showed
that they had been altered. The vote
of James N. Holiuan, Democratic can
didate for register, had been changed
from 117 to 124, and the vote of his Re
publican opponent, John Malnwarlng,
bad been changed from "l to 10. Tho
contest between Holman and Malnwar
lng Is very close, and It will take tho
official vote to decide who is elected.
The official vote Is now being counted
under the direction of the Judges of tho
An Immense Throng Attends the
Founder's Day Exercises at
By Ilxt-lushe Wire from The AS-oclated 1'res.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. . The founder's
day celebration In Carnegie hall 'at
tracted an Immense throng this after
noon and before 11 o'clock every seat
in the Music hall Was occupied while
several hundred were clamoring for
vantage points of standing room. The
hall presented a pretty scene at the
opening' of the exercises.
The speakers of the afternoon oc
cupied seats directly in the center of
tht stage. Hon. Whltelaw Held, editor
of the New York Tribune, Richard
Watson Glider, editor of Century and
Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor, sat
side by side, while the trustees of the
institution occupied chairs Immediately
behind the leading speakers.
Shurtly after ' o'clock the speakers
and the trustees filed onto the stage.
F.dwln II. I.emare, the organist of the
Institute opened the exercises with an
organ solo, after which ilev. William
J. Bussell led In prayer.
The address of the afternoon was
made by Hon. Whltelaw Held, who
spoke on the subject "Wherein Lies Its
The address was a most forcible' one.
The subject of Mr. Glider's address
was literature as an art for service.
Joseph Jeffer.-on closed the exercises
with "A Word at Parting." Knelt of
the speakers was accorded a hearty
The loan exhibition of pictures In the
galleries at Carnegie Institute Is an
exceptionally good one for this year
and ono of thu best ever seen In this
The mot cherished paintings of sonic
of the finest private collections of tho
country have beep loaned to grace the
walls of the galleries,
The collective value of the exhibition
In dollars Is Indicated by the Immense
Insurance) which Is over $:',000,000,
Tonight, the eighth season of the
Pittsburg orchestra, Victor Herbert
conductor, was Inaugurated with a
brlllant iu'ogruimiie and Miss Mary.
Munchoff was the soloist,
GORMAN'S NOVEL DEFENSE.
Claimed Belles' Horse Had Blind
Staggers and Upset Him,
Arlhur riurman, the traveling sales
man, arrested in Houesdaln for falling
to return with a Unin of horses belong
ing to Liveryman Belles, was given a
hearing by Alderman Hmvo yesterday
on thu iliarso of making false pro
tenses. (Jii September "S he secured the team
and harness fiom Belles' livery and a
wagon from Cllhool's carriage shop,
and drove to Iloiiesdale, promising to
return In due time. Ho' went to Hones,
dale, but did not keep his promise about
returning or paying for tjie team,
(lorniau's defense was that onu of the
horses was mulcted with blind staggers
and up.-et the wagon, throwing him out
and rendering him unconscious. AVhen
lie recovered nearly al his money was
gone, He was held In $300 ball for court.
Odell's Election Espouses.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Trcsi.
Albany, N. Y Nov. 6. Governor Odell
filed his statement of election expenses to
day, It consists of oao Item, $10,000, which
was contributed to tho Republican etato
cotniulltvo for campaign expenses.
No Parallel Gase o? Such Sup
port Received at Mid-
TO THE PRESIDENT
Majority in Congress Exceeds All
Mid-Term Records Except Tha6
Under Grant's Second Admlnla
tration, When Congress Wag
Elected Under Far Different Con
ditionsThe President's Individu
al Steps Roused Campaign Out oj
By Ejclns'ne Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 6. The country
stands bv President Itoosevelfs admin
istration by a larger republican major
ity than ever has been given before In
the mid-term election for the party in
power, with one exception. That was
In 1ST0, when President Grant's admin
istration was indorsed by the election
of a Republican house with thirty-fivg
The Republican majority in the fifty
eighth congress will be almost as largo
and even more significant. In Grant's
administration the Republican party
held several southern slates the Demo
crats said by bayonet and carpet-bag
rule while at the election last Tuesday
the nouthern states by constitutional
disfranchisement of the negro and bull
dozing made it impossible for the Re
publicans to hone for anv representa
tion from that section. The Republi
cans will have one representative from
Kentucky, one from Missouri, two from
Tennessee and may have one from Vir
ginia. With nearly one-third of thu
house membership given to a section
where free and fair elections ore un
known, the Republicans, under the lead
or President Roosevelt, elected a honso
with almost as great a majority as that
elected In JS70. . r
In Grant's Term.
From the lime of Jackson to that of
McKlnloy, no president obtained tho
compliment of the election in the.
middle of his term of a house nnd sen
ate controlled by Ids own party, save
In the exceptional years during and Im
mediately following the civil war. From
ISfil to 1ST! the house did not contain a
full representation or tho entiro num
ber of states, but In tho middle of
Cirant'H second terra ho found himself
confronted with a houso controlled by
the opposition party. Hayes and Arthur
had the salne experience, and so did
Cleveland and Harrison.
By the election in 3S94, after the pos
sage of tlio Wilson bill, President
Cleveland's, party lost the house to the
Republicans by an almost clean sweep.
It was so great that It swept Kentucky
and North Carolina Into the Republican
column, gave the Republicans a major
ity of the representatives from Mis
souri, nnd sent solid Republican dele
gations from nearly every western
state. It was tho greatest rebuke ever
given to a party in power by the voters
of the country in an off year.
President McKlnley was the ilrsj
president to overebme this weakness,
and met the approval or the whole
country at the congressional election In
the middle of his term. But that was
In 1S0S, when the country was enthusi
astic over the successful war with
Spain, and not such a test ns that of
Roosevelt's administration on Tuesday.
McKlnloy had a united party, the sup
port of the gold Democrats nnd the en
thusiasm of a successful foreign war,
and yet the Republican majority In tho
hous.o elected that year was only thir
teen. Roosevelt had a reunited Democratic
party to face, with some division In his
own party on the tariff question, and
some hall'-breed organizations to con
tend against, but with his vigor In
doing things which met the approval
of the people n campaign of lethargy
was In the last week converted into n
campaign of enthusiastic effort. Thi
result demonstrated the wisdom of tho
Republican party in making the presi
dent the central llgure In tho campnlgu.
G. W. Lane, of Oklahoma, Called to
His Door and Shot Dead.
Bv fisclnslve Wire from The Assocltteil Press.
liuthrle, Oklahoma, Nov. 6. As a Je
suit, It Is alleged, of the prolonged war
between tho cattlemen and homestead
ers in Western Oklahoma, G, W. Lane,
a. leading llgure among the homestead
ers, was called to his door today and
shot detid, near Shirley, Dewey county,
A prominent cattleman named John
Hoy has been arrested, charged with
complicity lit tho crime, Mrs. Lane, the
murdered man's wife, was also brought
in by the officers.
Local data for Nov. 6, l?0i
Highest loinperaturu ,,,,,,..
Lowest tuiiiporaturu ,,,,,,,,,
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p. la. m-'C cent.
I'iccliiliailou .1 Hum s enuia p, pi
Washington, Nov. . Forecast
for Friday and Sutuiday: Ka.t
crn Poiinsylvanla-rFiilr and colder
Friday; Satmday fair; fresh north
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