The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, April 22, 1914, Image 1

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Death of Truman D. Collins.
Tiuuinn Doud Collins, tho wull-kiiowii
luiiibvriiuin, died at his home at No-
lnikn, Pennsylvania, at X:'.V o'clock
Tlmrsiliiy nioriiing, April Hitli, 1(114, ut
the uilvuiicod age of years. He had
licen In falliiiB health for some yearH,
but nlmoHt to the last had retained per
sonal control of his largo busineHS en
terprlncs. The deceased had been won
derfully active and succesHful in the
lumber ImxineHS In this section of I'cnn
sylvunia through a long business career
of over 60 years, having accumulated
millions of dollars In prollts from his ex
tensive operations. Close financial
friends state that his property holdings
In Pennsylvania alone amount to more
than 13,000,(100. while several hundred
thousand ueres of the best timber lands
on tho rnclflo slope In the States of Ore
gon, Washington and California are con
servatively valued at $1!0,OOU,000. The
deceased was noted for his wealth and
prominence ns a lumberman and known
nationally for his philanthropy, being
one of the largest contributors in Amer
ica to the cause of foreign missions, lie
has given much to this benevolence
within tho last 20 years, supporting tho
mission enterprises of the Methodist
church scattered through Africa, India,
Manchuria, Porto ltlco and South Amer
ica. It Is believed that the major por
tion of the great Income from his estato
will go, miller his will, to a continued
support of. theso philanthropic enter
prises. Truman loud Collins was born In
Cortland, Cortland county, N. Y., on
March 7, 1&31, tho son of Jabcz C. and
Adeline (Loud) Collins, a farmer in mod
erate circumstances. After attending
public school and the Cortland academy, j
he went to work on a surveying corps ns
a chalnman, the most humble place on
the Job, but rapidly rose to be an en
gineer of a division on the Kinghaintiin
Kyraouse railroad. On the completion
of the road, he declined further employ
ment nnd came to Forest county, in 1S53,
to embark in the lumber business, first
working for a time nt, a common laborer '
for the modest wages of 60 cents per
day. Afterward going Into the business
in a small way for himself, near Whig '
Hill, Forest county, he soon began to
make hi) mark In the trado.
The d :overy of oil by Colonel K. L.
Drake hi Oil creek anil tile prciiomenal
development that ensued throughout
northwestern Pennsylvania, provided a
ready market for tho product of his
mills at the highest prices. He pur
chased several thousand acres of timber
land In Heaver valley, and In 1806, he
built his first circular saw mill. His sur
plus product, above what was readily
absorbed in the local oil fields, was
rafted and floated down the Allegheny to
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati or Louisville.
In 1S77, ho purchased a tract of 7,000
acres of timber land located at Ne
braska, Green township, this county,
and put into use the first band saw mill
in this district, the second in the State.
Seeing the opportunity to acquire valua
ble tracts of timber cheaply, he now
began to ucquire property rapidly and
the profits derived from his business
were steadily converted into extensive
holdings of timber land along Tlonesta
creek nnd its tributaries. Tho larger
purchases in chronological order were as
follows: The Stone fc Lindsay tract of
4,000 acres in Howe township, In 18S8;
the Lacey tract of 7,000 acres In Green
township. Forest county, and Harming
ton township, Clarion county, in 1SS0;
the Adamson tract of i),000 acres in
Kingsley, Jenks and Howe townships,
Forest county, in 1SD0; tho Cook lands
tract of 6,000 ueres in Kingsley nnd
Howe townships, Forest county. In 1892;
tho Clough tract of S,000 acres in Howe
and Jenks townships, Forest county, In
1911. Additional purchase were made,
which added smaller tracts of contigu
ous laud.
Bom Vast Enterprises.
The larger portion of these lands were
acquired nt very low prices, before the
Increase In prices of lumber. Mills were
erected nt various convenient places to
manufacture the timber Into lumber.
The town of Nebraska continued to be
the base of operations, but even larger
plants were erected at Kellettvllle, Uo
linza, Mayburg, Hastings and other
places, some of which still flourish.
Shipment by water became too slow
and uncertain to meet the requirements
of these vast operations nnd a railroad
was completed In 1890, first connecting
with the W. N. Y. & P. railroad at West
Hclkory over the Hickory Valley rail
road, but later, In 1898, this road, there
after known as the Sheffield & Tlonesta
railway, was extended up Tlonesta creek
to Shellleld with un outlet there to tho
P. i K. It has since been constructed
to Tioiiesta from Nebraska, making a
complete line of road along tho Tlonesta
creek valley, touching at all the mills
and villages for over 40 miles.
During all these busy years there was
a steadily increasing demand for lum
ber nnd with the timber supply con
stantly diminishing, combined to swell
the value of his holdings many times
over. The profits fiom the local mills
were regularly .Invested In stuinpage In
tho Statca of Washington, Oregon and
Cdllf'-irntu, Jubt 3 rapidl uu they be
came available, until at this time their
value Is almost fabujous.
The responsibilities of this great busi
ness required the attention of more than
one mind and Mr. Collins associated
with himself In various enterprises a
number of men who have assisted him
In carrying his great plans to success,
among whom are O. F. Watson, Tlonesta,
Pa.; Hon. F. X. Kreltler, Nebraska, Pa.;
It. L. Huzzard, now In California; Wil
liam Dickey, of Brookville, Pa.; Frank
K. .Brown, of Mayburg, Pa., and others
probnbly equally as well known.
Among the business Interests of Mr.
Collins may be mentioned the following:
Collins, Darrah & Co., Nebraska, Pa.;
Watson Lands Lumoer Co., Mayburg,
Pa.; Salmon Creek Lumber Co., Kellett
vllle, Pa.; president Citizens National
bank, Tlonesta; majority owner and
president Shellleld & Tlonesta railway;
the Cook oil lease, Mayburg, Pa., besides
several concerns engaged in manufac
turing lumber In the Pacific States, In
cluding Curtis, Collins & Holbrook Co.,
San Francisco, Cal.; I'enn Lumber Co., of
California; President Ostrander Railway
Co., Ostrander, Wash.; stockholder Cas
tU; Rock railway, Castle Rock, Wash.
The deceased was married April 26,
ISfil, to Miss Mary Stanton, of Rock
land, Venango county, Pa., who died Oc
tober is, 1908. One son was born, Ever
cll Stanton Collins, aged about GO years,
now in charge of all his father's west
ern interests.
The deceased was a life-long member
of the Methodist Episcopal church and
u liberal supporter of all religious move
ments, giving both time and money to
the propagation of the principles of
Christianity. He has been, prominent
for years as a churchman, repeatedly
serving the Krle conference of the M. E.
church at general conferences of that
church. He, with two business part
ners, a few years ago erected a fine,
modern, brownstone edifice for the Tlo
nesta congregation of his favorite de
nomination and he has contributed most
liberally to the building of churches at
very many places throughout this sec
tion, in cases whei the congregation
was unable to build.
Some Benevolences.
His leading benevolences to religious,
educational and missionary causes are
ns follows: Erected missionary schools
in Korea, nt l'ekin and Nankin, China,
and nt Barilla, India equipped nnd main
tained at his own individual expense;
the Mary Stanton orphanage, In the
island of Porto Rico, erected and equip
ped at his own private expense; a mis
sionary school at Montevideo, South
America; donation of $150,000 to Tem
ple university, Boston, nnd of $50,000 to
Allegheny college, Meadville, and a sub
stantial donation to the American uni
versity, Washington, V. C; Binaller do
nations to a large number of other edu
cational institutions. Theso gifts have
been always kept secret and at this time
it is impossible, on this account, to name
even a small part of tho whole.
Probably the secrev. of his liberalty to
worthy causes Is explained by the fact
that early In life he became imbued with
a belief that he had been endowed by his
Creator with a special genius for busi
ness nnd the accumulation of money,
which" he was directed In a vision to do
vote to philanthropic purposes, and
throughout his long life he has adhered
consistently to his convictions in this
respect. He has often declared to his
friends that the more generously he
gave to worthy causes the more suc
cessful he became and the more rapidly
he accumulated. The secret of his power
in the financial world was due to a most
extraordinary business foresight which
enabled him to anticipate, many years
In advance, tho present scarcity of tim
ber supply and the wonderfully cour
ageous energy with which he benefited
by this vision, in ncqulring nt low prices
all tho available stuinpage he could
carry. .
Mr. Collins In many respects was a
very remarkablo man, whose life history
rends like a romance. Personally, he
was common, unassuming, and, above
all else, diligent in every relation in
life. Financially, he was Napoleonic In
his combinations, with almost unlimited
confidence in his own Judgment, mak
ing every environment bend to his Iron
will and contribute to his success. U"
was patient and persistent In his pur
poses and unfaltering in the executioi
of his designs. He was uncompromising
In his convictions, frugal In his personal
expenditures, but liberal and largely
generous in every good cause. In tho
true sense of the term he was a self
made man nnd one who will be most
appreciated in the years to come. His
life is co-existent with the history of
Forest county.
. Services In memory of Truman D. Collins,
llie mmti millionaire lumbei man, were held
in I he Nebraska M E. church Monday
morning commencing at 10:31) o'clock and
attended by a hirge congregation In Which
his vast army of employes, together with
repiesentstives of Hie teligious organiza
tions to which lie has been a liberal contri
butor, were largely represented
The services were In the following order:
"Prayer" Uev. W. H. Crawford, presi
dent of A.lleU(,iiy college, Meadville.
"Scripture reading" Rev. W, S. Burton,
Clarendon, l'a.
"Funeral Oration" Bishop Oldham, sec
retary of Board of Foreign Missions, New
York city.
"Karly Life of Mr Collins"-l)r. Barker,
president of Boston University. '
"Life Work of Mr. Collins Among the
Missionaries" Vice President King of the
Pekin (China) University.
"Treatment of Employes by Mr. Collins"
Victor Heudrickson of Kellettvllle
Following ihe services the funeral party,
numbering about 600, left for here In a
special train of eight coaches arriving at
1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. A large
number of the residents of Tlonesta and
surrounding countryside met the train,
joined the cortege and marched to the Tlo
nesta M. E church where the fuueral rites
were concluded. 'These services included
prayer by District Superintendent A. U.
Kiel), reading of the scripture by Rev.
Smallenberger of Kellettvllle; funeral ora
tion by Bishop Joseph F. Berry of Phila
delphia, followed by Ibe recital of personal
recollections of the attracilve character and
virtues of the deceased from Dr. W. H.
Crawford and Rev. Dunlavy, pastor of the
TinnpBta M. E church.
Besuiifulaud appropriate music was rend
ered at both services by the choirs of the Ne
braska and Tlonesta M. K. churches. The
tiorul offerings were tnagnirlceul in character
and of great magnitude. A number were
taken to the cemetery but the greater num
ber were tent to the patients at Oiandview
and Oil City hospitals at Oil City Monday
As a special mark of respect to the fore
most and most successful business man of
Forest county the publio schools and every
business place In I ionesia were closed dur
ing the hours of the services.
The commitment was in the Collins maus
oleum in the Mt. Collins cemetery here with
the following friends acting as pall bearers:
Honorary Hon. F. X. Kreltler, Orion
Biggins, O V. Proper, A. M. Dontt, (i. F.
Watson, J. C. Oeist, L J. Hopkins, E. L
De Woody, J A. Small, F. E. Allison,
James Bmitb, George Klinestiver.
Active K. L. Haugb, H. P. Potter, S. II .
Becor, James Thomson, I H. Allison, F. R.
Klinestiver, F E. Hunter, Wilbur McKean.
All were employes of the deceased. Before
being placed in the mausoleum the body
was viewed by the largest number of per
sons ever gathered in the county on a like
occasion. The commits! services were con
ducted by his pastor, Rev. H Lee Dunlavy
and District Superintendent A. R Rich.
The benediction was by Bishop J. F, Berry.
But "General" Coxey Makes Salem,
O., in Phaeton.
Because of a heavy downpour of
rain when It left Alliance General
Coxey's army of unemployed arrived
la Salem, O., Sunday on street cars,
the roads being unfit for marching.
General Coxey and Miss Laura Kelly,
who accompanied Rosalia Jones on
her suffrage hike to Washington re
cently, drove here In the old phaeton,
accompanied by Coxey's son on a
It took five hours for General Coxey
to drive from Alliance, ten miles dis
tant. When the army of fifteen, six having
deserted in Alliance, arrived they
went to the Hotel Metzger, where they
were served with a chicken dinner.
Coxey later paid the bill. The army
was met at the outskirts of town by
a crowd of more than 600 persons and
a line of automobiles and escorted
into town.
Chaplain II. S. Wilson made an ad
dress and attacked Senutor Hoies Pen
rose, Allegheny County Commissioner
J. Denny O'Neil and "Billy" Sunday.
The army left later for Leetonia.
Cigaret Causes Murder of Man.
The police are searching for Frank
Sims, a negro of the Philadelphia city
hospital, who is charged with having
beaten to death with his fists William
Dougherty, a patient of the Institu
tion, while the latter was doing tem
porary guard duty. After the killing,
which wag committed In the presence
of 100 patients, Sims scaled a ten
foot wall and made Ills escape,
Dougherty endeavored to prevent
Sims from smoking a cigaret and a
quarrel followed.
Turkish Brigands Busy.
Turkish brigands held up and
robbed American teachers, wounding
one. The holdup occurred near the
Sea of Gallilee.
Chicago, April 21.
Hogs Receipts, 33,000. Hulk ol
sales, J8.60tfi8.70; light, J8.B0tfi8.7u;
mixed, $8.50(0 8.75; heavy, $8.25j
8.72 Mii rough, 8.25tfj8.40; pigs, $7.25
Cattle Receipts, 25,000. Beeves,
$7.05(8 9.45; Texas steers, $7.15tf8.20;
stockers and feeders, $5.u0tfi 8.05;
cows and hellers, $3.65(Q8.60; calves,
$6 (ft 8.75.
Sheep Receipts, 23,000. Natives,
$5.40ti7; yearlings, $5.80tfj7.60;
lambs, native, $6.25tfj 8.30.
Wheat May, 91 .
Corn May, 62.
Oats Ma, 36
Pittsburg, April 21.
Cattle Choice, $8.75tf9; prime,
$8.60tf8.80; good, $Sfff8.,ri0; common,
$6.50tfi7; heifers, $5.50tfi8; common
to good fat bulls, $5.b0tfj7.75; con
mou lo good fat cows, $3.50tf7.25;
freHh cows and springers, $45(i80.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers,
$5.75 ffj. 5.90; good mixed, $3.305.65;
fair mixed, $4.805.25; culls and com
mon, $3tfJ4; spring lambs, $0012.50;
veal calves, $9.50 Hi 9.75; heavy and
thin calves, $6.507.
Hogs Prime heavy, $8.759; heavy
mixed, $9; mediums and heavy York
ers, $9,0519.07 Ms ; light Yorkers, $8.S0
tf8.90; p'gs, $8.50fi8.75; roughs, $7.50
tfj8; stags, $7tff7.25.
Butter Prims, 28V4ffJ29; tubs, 26'i
27. Eggs Selected, 19tfil9H. Pl
try -(live) Fat . hens, 20tfj21;
(dressed) hens, 22tfj 23.
Cleveland, April 21.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $8 8.50;
good to choice, $7.75 8; olioice .heif
ers, $7 7.50; mllchers and springeri.
$60tfi80. .- .
Hogs Yorkers, T8.90; mixed, $8.90:
pigs, $8.50tfj 8.60; stags, $7.
Calves Good to choice, $9.2Sffj 9.B0;
heavy and comuaoo, $6'iS.
Congress Sanctions Movement
Against Dictator
President Wilson's Demand For Sa
lute of American Flag Rejected by
Provisional President of Mexican
Republic Coasts of Mexico to Bo
Blockaded and Forts of Vera Crui
and Tampico to Be Seized.
War with Mexico is Imminent.
Huerta's final answer to the do.
mand of the United States has been
received. He has refused to fire the
salute under the terms laid down by
President Wilson.
New conditions were proposed by
the Mexican dictutor at the last
moment. These were not accepted
and officials announced that negotia
tions were at an end and that the pro
gram of reprisal would be carried out.
The president appeared before con
gress and read a message reciting the
numerous Insults to the United States
recently and asked for sanction to the
American plan of a blockade of all
Mexican ports.
The request was granted and im
mediately orders were Issued for the
blockading and seizure of all Mexican
ports on the east and west coasts jf.
the southern republic.
This movement while not lu itself
an act of war is almost certain to in
volve hostilities and officials In Wash
ington have accepted as Inevitable an
open declaration of war with Mexico.
The president in his address to coil
grss said that the United States did
not intend to go to war with the Mex
ican people but thut the armed move
ment was against Huerta, who "called
himself the provisional president."
He further said he had no en
thusiasm for war but he had en
thusiasm for justice and for the dig
nity of the United States.
For the first time the president dis
closed that he hopes also through tho
drastic measures to be taken against
Huerta to accelerate the removal of
the dictator from power at Mexico
City. It was indicated by the presi
dent that the United States will not
be satisfied now with merely the firing
of the salute at Tampico, but will in
sist upon a guarantee that there will
be uo more acts of disrespect such
as the Tampico arrests.
Tho news of Huerta's refusal was
flashed by wireless to Admiral Badger,
commanding the Atlantic fleet now
hurrying toward Mexico, and to the
commanders of the American war
ships already in Mexican waters.
The ports of Tampico and Vera Cruss
will be the first to be seized. Rail
road communication to Mexico City
will be intenupted and an effort made
to starve Huerta into submission in
this way.
Huerta's defiance came after a day
of haggling. It came after President
Wilson had again served notice in the
most emphatic terms that his demand
for a salute were unconditional. The
exact words of the message which the
president sent Huerta, which ended
all for a modification of tills govern
ment's ultlmation, were these:
"Tell O'Shaughnessy our terms are
unconditional In every detail."
Secretary Daniels disclosed that the
third division of the Atlantic fleet, in
cluding tin Virginia, Connecticut and
Ohio, now undergoing slight repairs
in drydock, probably will go to Mex
ico April 26 or 27. The ships will not
be overhauled until that time, lie said,
and so no order had been issued ns
to their movements yet. The trans
port Hancock bearing 800 marines,
which sailed from New Orleans on
Wednesday, is due oft Tampico.
Secretary Daniels suid that no addi
tional ships of the Pacific fleet had
been ordered to the west const of
Mexico other than the seven ordered
to reinforce Admiral Howard at
Mazatlan, Acapulco and Tolpolobampo
on Wednesday.
Commander Charles V. Hughea,
chief Nf staff of tho United States At
lantic lleet, culled on General Gustavc
Mans, rommander of the federal troop!
at Vera Cruz, and on the cvmmandcr
of tho port, and instructed them to
order all American merchant vessel!
out of the harbor.
Commander Hughes then went on
board the Spanish and tho British
warships anchored off this port and
Informed their commanders of his
William W. Canada, the American
consul here, is making arrangement!
to have the foreigners in the city
taken on board the merchant vessoli
should necersity arise.
No indicat'onn of disorder have been
seen In the city. It Is still believed
that the precautions taken will not br.
followed by drastic action.
American women, nrting on official
suggestion, are going on board th
boats In tho harbor.
Consul Canada is endeavoring to in
form all foreigners of President Wil
son's action. Under instructions from
the department of state ho is remind
lng them of a previous warning tc
withdraw from Mexico.
. OrderH' to repent those -Instruct loni
to Tampico aud H'onterey sad to lu
In Command ot Fleet Now
on Way to Mexico
4k H
form Tuxpan and Puerto Mexico have
been received by the consul there.
Secretary of War Garrison said nc
definite steps had been taken on call
lng upon the military organizations
of the states to participate in hos
tilities against Mexico. The secre
tary added that Geiiiml Mills, chiul
of the division of militia, had beeu
asked to inquire as to the timo which
would be required to muster the
militia but that no other instruction
has been Issued.
Mr. Garrison refused to discuss any
detail of the plan which has been
drawn for operations in Mexico. No
orders putting this plan Into effect
have been issued and no immediate
pursuance of orders is contemplated
General Wood will assume supreme
command of the army's movements
in the field once the campaign orders
have been issued. General Wood wus
present at a meeting of the joint arm)
and navy board at which plans f of
the co-operutiou of the two arms were
Secretary Garrison took no further
Bteps to assure un adequate numbci
of ships of the merchant marine foi
use as army transports when the
movement Marts. Ho indicated that
full preparations were made In this
respect and that no hitch need be
United States Has Plenty of Money
on Hand, However.
The United States has a bulging
treasure chest that could be drawn
upon in case of hostilities witli Mex
ico. The statement of the treasury Is
sued at the close of business April 17
. Net balance of treasury funds, $:'uG,
Cash balance ill general fund, $SG,
Gold reserve, $150,(100,000.
Net silver, $:1.S 15.000.
United States notes in treasury, $5,
430,472. Treasury notes of 18!)0, $8,750,000.
National bank notes, $:!r,S'j;!,SG7.
Total receipts this year to date,
$5:15,511, GOD.
It was conf emplated by the govern
ment financiers in and out of congress
and the treasury department thut suf
ficlent war funds could be raised by
the government through doubling the
income tax and in Imposing a stamp
tax. It was estimated thut $200,000,
000 a year could be raised from these
two sources. It was known that Chair
man Underwood of the ways aud
means committee was considering uo
other war taxes. It was tho general
belief that the war could bo carried
on with this sum.
So Says Mexican Government Official
in Regard to Salute.
Tho Mexican foreign minister, Por
tillo y Itojiis, announced that it would
be Impossible to agree to the denian.l
of the United States that the Hag ot
that country bo unconditionally salut
ed because that flag was not Insulted,
because It wus not Hying from the
launch und because tho murines were
set free even before an Investigation,
anil the officer responsible fur the
arrests was himself arrustod and held
for trial.
Tho foreign minister further an
nounced that the Mexican government
would agree that both Hags bo saluted,
the American Hag first, and then the
Mexican flag, this arrangement to ic
mado by a protocol signed by the
Amerltun charge d'affaires, Nelson
O'Shaughnessy, and the Mexican for
eign minister.
If United States Fires Shot Against
Mexican Territory.
Tho general nttihiile of the rebel
officers is thai if the United States
confines (Is measures ngninst th
Huerta government to a blockade' ol
ports held by Huerta the rebels wil)
not resent it, but nt the first firing ol
a shot against Mexican territory the1
rebels will resent it with arms.
lu tho event of u blockade agalnsl
tho port 'Of Juarez and other ports
held by rel ls they appear to be gefl
eralty of tlio opinion Unit they woulJ
be fclttd to resent it with arms.
"I'm ii
v ... X
Certain That Mayor Mitctiel's
Assailant Was Crank
Bullet Intended For Mayor Plows Into
Jaw of Corporation Counsel Polk.
Man Not Dangerously Injured.
That Michael p. Mahoney, the man
who tried to kill Mayor Mitchel ol
New i'ork. was a crank with a
grievance against the mayor because
of the hitter's policy and admiuistra
tion, is the positive opinion of the
police after questioning the prisonei
and going over a diary among Ma
honey's effects.
The whole story affords little
ground for the rumor that he was In
with others in a plot to assassinate
the mayor. Mahoney was subjected
to u severe grilling by the police.
hast Mo"day, he said, he went tc
the city hull to see the mayor and
when told that he could not see Mr
Mitchel without a ticket the refusal
made him "nearly crazy." Again on
Wednesday he went to the city hall
and this time, he told the police and
Mr. Whitman, he carried a revolver
"I saw the mayor aud Mr. Bruere.
his secretary," said Mahoney, "come
out at noon, but my thoughts against
Mitchel softened aud 1 didu't Bhoot
him then."
Karly Friday afternoon, according
to his story, he visited a saloon in
Park row, drank some whisky and
then attended an anarchistic ineetlini
under the statue of Benjamin Frank
lin in Park row. He was leaving the
meeting when he saw the mayor aud
ills party. He immediately determined
it was a good time to kill the mayor
Mahoney suid lie was sorry he fired.
"1 would never do such a thing
ugain," he said. "I am very sorry foi
Mr. Polk. I hope he will recover."
Mayor Mitchel, Police Commission
er Arthur Woods and Corporation
Counsel Frank Polk had left the
mayor's ofice and were on the point
of starting off in an automobile when
Mahoney advanced and fired on the
mayor. P lk moved forward in the
car at the same time and the bullet
crashed through Mr. Polk's Jaw,
knocking out two of his front teeth
and inllictiug a serious though not
necessarily fatal wound. He was re
moved to a hospital.
Mayor Mitchel gave this version ol
the shooting:
"The man shot for the back of my
head. Frank was leaning forward,
at least he told mo ho was. You know
tlie seat is narrow and there is hardly
room for three. 1 did not see the man
wlio did the shooting, nor did I see
the other two fellows who ran away.
I urn told by a man who claims to
have seen them that he heard one oi
them say, 'All right, go ahead.' II
there were two other fellows I wish to
God I could huve caught sight of at
least one of them running away. 1
would have liked to have taken a shot
at him."
"Did you druw a gun?" was asked.
"1 had one in my pocket and I took
it m," tho mayor replied.
"What did you do with It then?"
"I put it back," Mr. Mitchel laughed.
Asked If he curried a revolver regu
larly, the njuyor said: "Certainly, I
have carried one for the last three
-months. The experience of the last
admlnistralUm teaches us that there
are always a few crazy people lu every
community and uo one can foretell
what they will do. The mayor is
always receiving threatening letters."
"F.rnitie tendencies," Mr. Mitchel
continued, "usually manifest them
selves ut the beginning ot an admin
istration. So I've been a little bit on
my guard, that's all. Now that this Is
over I presume it Is over for the ad
Uiluistrutlun aud we can go ahead."
In the prisoner's pockets were two
or three letters and a newspaper clip
ping relating to the Gnetlials police
bills. - One of the letters was a brief
one in an envelope stamped and ad
dressed to "Muyor Armstrong, Pitts
burg, i'a." it was dated April 14 and
"Armstrong: You have done your
part and you soon will pay. We will
do our purt and you will seo what
purl il will be."
A long, rumbling letter on the gen
eral subject of Mayor Mitchel's record
on the poli- e question began:
".Mitchel: You never Inst some ol
your old tricks und you never will."
In the prisoner's pockets the police
found two bottles containing liquids
supposed to ho some sort of drugs. A
man who said lie saw the shooting de
clared that as the man fired two men
who had lucu with him ran off in op
posilo directions. This led to the
belief that there had been u plot to
assassinate the mayor.
The hist previous attempt to assassi
nate a mayor of New York was made
by James J. Gallagher, who shot
Mayor William J. thiyuor on Aug. P,
DUO, as Guvnor was about to sail for
Kurope. Gallagher's bullet found it?
murk and remained in tho mayor's
throat. Many believed that the wound
hastened Gaynor's death. Gallagher
was det hired insane and was sent to
an wyluiu at Trenton, N. J where he
died of paresis on Feb. G, 1912.
Beverldge Nomirated.
Ally rt, J.. ieveridge was nominated
by the Indiana-. Progressives for the
United States Fetiatorship.