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PHILADELPHIA. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3. 1897.-TEN PAGES. ONE CENT. NUMBEIl 8012. Debs Wants to Dispossess the Capitalists Times Advertisers Are Too Prosperous to Fear Dispossession SO TICKET FOR GOLD DEMOCRATS Jeffersonians Decide Not to Place Candidates in the Field, DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ADOPTED The Allentown Democratic Platform of Last Year Reaffirmed. MANY LEADERS WANTED A TICKET It Was Decided to Name One at a Conference Slate Committee Said Kav. The Jeffersonlan or Sound Money Democratic party of Pennsylvania will not place a State ticket in the field. This was decided at a meeting of the State committee of the party which was held at the Hotel Walton yesterday afternoon, from which only one committeeman was absent. Of the twenty-seven members who were present ten voted In favor of nominating candidates for State Treasurer and Auditor General and seventeen placed themselves on record as opposing euch a course. Just previous to the meeting a conference had been held, which was participated In by the members of the State committee and fifty of the Jeffersonlan leaders in the various sections of the State, at which ft was by a vote of 38 to 34 decided to recommend to tile State committee the advisability of placing a ticket In the Held. State Chairman William B. Given presided over both meetings. The determination not to name candidates for State offices this year was emphatically a disappointment to the prominent men of the party outside of this city. The Phlladelphlnns generally, however, were opposed to a ticket, and their attitude convinced enough of the out-of-town-ers that It would not be expedient to place one before the people. The Vote In Detail. The vote of the committee was as follows: For a State ticket Ephralm Lederer and William B. Wilson, of Philadelphia; Murray Rush, Delaware; Seth T. McCorinick, Lyoo-niing: Charles Chalfant, Montour; George W. Foote, Union; A. B. Farquuar, York; Jmlson J. Brooks, Allegheny; E. Z. Smith, Butler, and James Denton Hancock, Venango. Against a State ticket Messrs. Dwlght M. I.owrey, substitute for Joseph Morwltz; John O. Bullitt, substitute for William F. Mc-Cully, and James J. Ryan, I'hlladelphla; Henry C. Cope, Northampton; Kobert E. Wright, of Lehigh, substitute for William L. Graul, Berks; William B. Given, Lancaster; George B. Bedford, Lackawanna; John Graham. Luaernes Jnirres Kingsbury, rVhnyr-klll; Vance McOormiok, Dauphin; Joseph Powell, Bradford; Thomas II. Greevey, Blair; William H. Jenks, Jefferson; McF. Carpenter, Allegheny; It. H. I'helnn. Greene; Henry M. Tracy, Montgomery, and John Fleeharty, Erie. Those who were present at the conference which preceded the State committee meeting included the following gentlemen of this city: William McCormick, Adolph Elohholz, James F. Sullivan, Charles A. Bragg. David Waller-sU-lu, Samuel Dickson, William F. Bead, Francis Fisher Kane, Henrv. A. N. Dally, Joseph Morwltz, William F. McCully, David W. Sellers, George W. Xorrls, Dr. Eugene Town-send, John Samuel, John D. Samuel, Charles Henry Jones, Addison B. Burk and S. Davis I'age. From other sections of the State: Samuel L. Taylor and Benjamin C. Potts, of Delaware; Jacob S. Dilllnger and John W. Sepp, of Lehigh; Ex-Senator Lloyd and John W. Wetaell, of Cumberland; Ex-Senator Hess, of Northampton; Ex-Senator King, of Schuylkill; F. E. Emblck, John Embick and E. It. Payne, of Lycoming; George Stelnninii, James P. Marsh, Gotfrled Rhoades, George It. Reynolds and Frank S. Given, of Lancaster; C. A. Hawkins, Charles Bowman, H. N. Russell and James II. Blosxer, of York: P. D. Wanner, Isaac Hiestor and Thomas P. Mor-rltt, of Berks; Dr. I). R. Good and William I). Blelor, of Clearfield : C. It. Dougherty, of Luzerne; C. F. Rockwell, of Wayue; John Blanchnrd. of Centre; William Drayton and Rowland Evans, of Montgomery; H. E. Steel, of Northumberland, and Donald E. Drlfton, of Cambria. A Declaration nf Principle.. Murray Bush offered a resolution to the effect thnt it was the sense of the meeting that candidate for State 'Insurer and Auditor General should be nominated on the lines of the Democratic Slate convention at Allentown in IMMi. Mr. Rush advocated immediate organization, with (he Idea in view that the- sound money Democrats slwmd endeavor to elect members of Congress next year. After some discussion Robert E. Wright, of Allentown, ex-cbalrnian of the Democratic State committee, offered the following as a substitute for Mr. Bush's proposition: "The national Democratic party of Pennsylvania, through Its State committee, re-atilrins Its adherence to the principles and policies declared In the platform of the Allentown convention. "In the language of thnt platform we again declare that 'we are In favor of a firm, unvarying maintenance of the gold standnrd. While we favor the most liberal u.-e of silver, consistent with the enforcement of (he gold standard, we are absolutely opposed to the free coinage of silver nnd to the compulsory purchase of silver bullion by the government. We believe that the Interest of the people demand that the earnings of trade, agriculture, manufactures and commerce, and especially the wage of labor, hou!d be paid In money of the greatest value and the lilglnwt standard adopted by the civilized nation of the world. We are therefore unalterably opposed to all device and scheme for the debasement of our currency, and to all evasion and compromise of a question n closely affecting Individual and national credit and honor.' Cheap Money and I'npnli.m Condemned. "We deplore th- action of the recent Democratic convention at Rending In again fastening upon the Iiemocnitle organization the exploded heresies of Populism, cheap money and repudiation. "The action of that convention I especially unwise ami unpatriotic at this time. In flint it thrusts Into the Slate campaign an Issue Hint should have no pines In this contest. It divide again the gret Democratic party at a time when nnlty of purpose and action I niot esentll to the Interest of the Htate. It Invite dlsatroii defeat to the party that should have been made the Instrument of re Tenants for Your form In State affairs, and to adopt the recent utterance of an honored Pennsylvania Democrat, 'leaves this poor, misguided, boss-bedeviled State naked to the scourge and rapine of Its plunderers.' "We deem it Inexpedient at this time to nominate candidates for the offices of State Treasurer and Auditor General. The issues In Pennsylvania this fall are local and not national, and offer no fit occasion for the discussion of questions of Federal policy. Our organization was formed by way of protest against the position taken by the late Democratic convestion at Chicago on certain national Issues. In every election In which those issues are directly involved we are ready to reaffirm our adherence to the principles' of old-time Democracy, so admirably illustrated by the administration of President Cleveland, and so perfectly and comprehensively stated by the National Democratic Convention at Indianapolis. We are ready to do this, if need be and at the proper time, by nominating and voting for a separate ticket. We cannot believe that the doctrines which we oppose can long influence the Democratic masses, nor that the men who now champion those doctrines can long retain control of the Democratic organization. Subdued, if not instructed, by repeated, continuing and deserved defeat, they must eventually give up the unequal struggle and give opportunity for the real and sober Judgment of the Democratic people to assert itself." First Defeated, Then Adopted. "The Reading ticket," said Mr. Wright, "ought to be defeated. The makers of that ticket and platform should be taught that so long as they deserved defeat the scourge would be applied. But if a Jeffersonlan ticket were nominated the sound money party would start out with divided counsel. Influential newspapers that supported Palmer nnd Buckner would not encourage a Jeffersouian ticket now. Why waste strength going in three different directions? I think that no Democratic convention will ever re-nillrm the Chicago platform. I don't agree with some who say there is no hope of good sense returning." John C. Bullitt supported Mr. Wright's resolutions, as also did Henry C. Cope and George R. Bedford, the latter remarking, however, that if James Denton Hancock and James Hutchinson would stand as candidates and get a State chairman, he would contribute to a campaign fund. Donald E. Dufton. Addison B. Burk and E. Z. Smith argued in favor of a ticket. John W. Wetzel and Thomas II. Greevy spoke against it. William H. Jenks was also against a ticket, but for a declaration of principles. The enn-ferrees who favored naming a ticket rallied their forces and defeated Mr. Wright's resolutions, because they opposed the ticket plan by a standing vote of SO to 35, and the Rush resolution providing for a ticket was adopted by 38 to 34. t pon the adjournment of the general conference the State committee convened, with all the Congressional districts in the State represented except the Twenty-eighth. The question considered was, "Shall we have a ticket?" During the discussion Chairman Given stated that he had sent out 1.000 circular letters giving notice of the conference which preceded the State committee meeting. He had received only 300 responses and less than UK) attended. This, he argued, did not indicate a popular demand for a ticket. The vote was then taken, resulting In 10 In the affirmative and 17 in the negative. On motion of Murray Rush, the previously defeated Wright resolutions were adopted by a viva voce vote without opposition, Mr. Low-rey having added to them a compliment to Chairman Given for his labors lu lust year's campaign. A' LION TAMER THE HERO OF A DOUBLE TRAGEDY After Having Trouble With Lions Be Shoots His Wife and Himself. Special Telegram to The Times. Cincinnati, September 2. William Hnustetter, linn tamer at the Zoological Garden, shot his wife and committed suicide to-night. Haustetfer had been having trouble' all dny with a pair of Hons nnd frequently beat them with an Iron bar. He had subdued the beasts by evening, and after feeding them started for the Zoo entrance. He was still angry and excited when he met his wife a few minutes later. Whipping out a pistol which he carried while among the wild animals, Haustetter shot hi wife In the left lung and then shot himself In the head. He died Instantly and bis wife will die before morning. Haustetter was an expert at handling wild beasts and wus widely known as a lion tamer. He had charge of a carnivore filled with Hons, leopards, tigers and hyenas, and was the only one who could safely handle them. He wan Its years old and Ids wife 3d. They had never quarreled. ALLEGED DEFICIT OF $10,000 Sensational Iitselosures In the Tax-Payers' Investigation in Schuylkill County. Special Telegram to Tub Times. Pottsvillk, September 2. The Investigation of the Tax-payers' Association of Schuylkill county as to the alleged questionable transactions of certain of the county officials has led to some sensational disclosures. Kor sonic time past rumors have been current of a deficit nf 10.000 In the accounts of the county, and all sorts of charges have been made. An Investigation of the accounts disclosed the deficit. The Commissioners and Tax-payers' Association have clerks at work Investigating with a view of locating the difficulty. The shortage occurs lu the Item of temporary loans made by the Commissioners, as compared with the amount received by the County Treasurer. NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH IN THE FLAMES Husband Seriously Horned w ife and Son (lot Out safely Dwelling Destroyed, special Telegram to The Timks. Ciiestertown, September 2. William Stephens and his wife narrowly escaped being burned to death 111 their home at Worton Manor, Kent county, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Stephens was awakened by the crackling of the flames. The lower part of the house was ablaze. He aroused his wife and son. Mrs. Stephens and her son got nut safely, tint her husband was so seriously Imriiml tlml lie la .,.. n..rf t.. hi. ! The residence w as one nf Hie finest In the country. Nothing was saved. Loss partially ejvered by Insurance. PRINCE HOHENLOHE TO STAY Reports of the Imperial Chancellor's Removal Prououncrd False. LrmnriM. September 2. The Berlin correspondents of the Dally Telegraph nnd the Post both declare that the reports of the removal of the Imperial Chancellor, Prince Ilohcnlohe, are unfounded. They say, however, thnt It Is generally helped that Psron Von llulow will ln definitely appointed to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs In October. .... ' Houses, Lodgers for Your Rooms, Boarders for Your Table, Help for Your Kitchens in Next Sunday's Times See List of Branch Offices, Page 9, Where Advertisements May be Left at Office Rates SUSPECTED OF Mrs. Nack Accused by Her Husband of Killing Children. MADE HER LIVING THROUGH IT "The Most Atominatle Woman in the World," is What He Calls Her. A MIDWIFE WITHOUT A DIPLOMA At One Time Six Children Were Preserved in Spirits in Her Room. Physicians as Accomplices. New York, September 2. District Attorney Alcott made public this afternoon a statement made by Herman Nack, husband of Mrs. Augusta Nack, who is in the Tombs now, with Martin Thorn, charged with the murder of William Gulden-suppe. Nack alleges that his wife has been killing children for a number of years. He gives the whole career of himself nnd his wifo from 1SS0 to the time he left her iu October, ISftrt. Nack slates that his wife made a living through the murder of children. She was .1 so-called midwife, but never had a diploma. Nack snys that she tried for one in Germany, but failed In her examinations. At one time, Nack declares, there were as ninny as six dead children preserved in spirits in bottles in his room. He adds that she mur-1 dered from one to three children each year I for a period of from eight to ten years. Aided by Physicians. ! Nack also alleges that his wife was .as! ( sisted by certain physicians, nnd he men-1 tions undertakers' mimes, charging both phy- I slclans and undertakers with complicity with ; his wife. He says that they aided her lu making away with the bodies of dead children. The statement was got from Nack by Assistant District Attorney Mitchell, who has been working hard to get evidence from him as to his wife's history. He managed after a time to get Nack to tell a little about his and his wife's life. Then the man. one evening, 111 a burst of confidence, told lilm, In a word, of the life thnt his wife had been living. At last Nack told the whole story. He swore that he was telling the truth, and said that his wife was one of the most ahuinlnnble women in the world. The Sworn statement. District Attorney Olcott got the man to make a sworn statement In writing. The statement was prepared yesterday, and was signed by Nai-k last night. He was at the office of the District Attorney yesterday afternoon, givlug assistance In the preparation of the statement. In the beginning of the statement Herman Nack states that he came to New York from Germany In ISstl. His wife arrived here a few mouths before he did. He declares that her maiden name is Augusta Passat, end that she wan born In Lonway-on-Eibe, In Germany. Then follows the entire career of both himself and wife for the next ten years. The milking public of the stntement by District Attorney Olcott this morning was followed by a great deal of excitement lu the District Attorney's office. It was not known to anyone before the making public of Nack's sworn charges that the woman was thought to be capable of such acts. AN OLD MAN FATALLY BURNED His Clothes Catch Fire From the Explosion of a Lamp He Dies In the Hospital. Tatrlck Desmond, aged 07 years, of 1.111 Van Pelt street, was horribly burned about the body yesterday by the explosion of a lamp. He was hurried off to the (ierman Hospital 'suffering excruciating pain, nnd despite the efforts of the physicians to relieve his sufferings, he died half an hour after his admission. The first Intimation the neighbors had of the accident was the appearance of I'es-niond, with his clothes all ablaze and the flumes burning his body from head to foot. His agonizing cry for help speedily brought the members of his family and neighboring friends. The cause of the accident was then learned. Shortly before noon yesterday he picked up a lighted lamp and started down stairs wilh It lu his hand. Ills foot tripped and he fell headlong. The Intfcp exploded, throwing the burning oil all over lilm. GERMANY WILL ASK FOR AN EXPLANATION Satisfaction to be Demanded of France for the Excesses Committed Mr fore the Kmbnasy and Mellne's Message, Hrm.iN, September 2. It Is asserted upou reliable authority that the German Govern incut will demand from France mi explann Hon nf the dispatch sent by M. Mellne, the French Premier, In reply to the nicmugc of congratulation of the Alsace-Lorraine Society upon the signing of the Francoltusslnn alliance, In which dispatch M. Mellne expressed the hope of a reunion of Alsace-Lorraine with the French republic. Germany, II Is announced also, will de. maud satisfaction for the excesses commit-ed before the German enibavr lu Paris on the evening of President Faurc s return from his visit to Russia. SHOT HIMSELF ON THE STREET In Fit of Despondency Otherlo 1'asn.iiala Attempted filicide. Otherlo Pasqualn, an Italian, made a dramatic attempt to commit suicide yesterday morning tin Christian street, and his elToris will probably prove successful. Otherlo Is married, and lived wilh Ills wife over a barber shop al P-l Smith Tenth street, lie was out of employment, and this caused the di-spiiudency that urged him to seek self-destruction. He was qiiletlr walking down Chrlstinn street, Iw-lweon Y'lvlitci-uth and Nineteenth sireets, when lie suddenly drew a .'12 -calibre revolver from his ockct and shot himself In the abdiimcn. lie threw the weapon from him snd fell In the sidewalk. He was taken to the Polvollnle lldtpllsl. where he now lies In a very dangerous condition. On being questioned tie gnve no reason for his aet except thnt he wauled to die. SHIP OWNERS' CONFERENCE Philadelphia Asks Co-operation Against Discriminations in Favor of Southern Ports. New York, September 2. A conference of ship owners, merchants, brokers and agents of the transatlantic steamship companies was held here to-day for the purpose of securing the passage of rules regulating the loading of vessels. Shippers of Norfolk, Baltimore and other Southern ports can load vessels much deeper than at New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The profit on freight charges Is uracil larger In Southern than in Northern ports. The rules of the British Board of Trade prevail at New York, Boston and Philadelphia, and It Is on these the Insurance companies write policies on freight. Charles S. Summer presided at the conference. I'hlladelphla was represented by P. I). Todd, H. Henson, W. E. Barker and L. W. Nelll. New York and Boston were also represented. Mr. Barker. In behalf of Philadelphia, asked the co-operation of New York and Boston in adopting some measures to put u stop to the unjust discrimination in favor of Southern porta. Mr. Nelll asked thnt the New York and Boston committees secure the signatures of the Trunk Railroad lines, Insurance companies, etc., to a petition to the British Board of Trade for a change In the north Atlantic load water line. He said that the railroad companies, sugar refineries and others had signed the petition in Philadelphia. He urged haste on account of the large amount of grain soou to be shipped to Eti rope. The conference' decided to secure signatures to a petition to the British Board of Trade to change the North Atlantic load water line. IN HIS DEATH STRUGGLE DAVIS SPOKE OF POISON Coroner Investigating the Sudden Death of the Dog-Catcher. The Widow and the Police Give Testimony, and as Result Mrs. Ida Bayard, a Friend of the Dend Man, is Detained. Coroner Ashbrldge having decreed thnt no one can die of hydrophobia while he remains in office it was supposed that he would direct his jury yesterday to declare that James II. Davis, the colored dog catcher, came to his death from heart failure or something of the sort. Hut he had a surprise In stove for the audience, second only to the holding, of Marion Sluyvcsandt, when he was a witness ot the Wilson murder Inquest last Friday. Among the witnesses w as one w ho had been "detained" since early morning In the Twenty-second district station house because she had announced her intention of going to Atlantic City. Davis was known to have been a frequent visitor at her house, and his wife declares that Just before his removal to the hospital he gasped that she had poisoned him. There was no one to Mvear that they had been seen together within several days of the man's death. Hut on the strength of the words quoted as coming from a man raving In his death struggle Mrs. Ida Rayard was detained until the coutluuntlou of the Inquest to-day. W hat Mrs. Diivls Had Say. The star witness was the dead man's wife. She began with a detailed description of her husband's complaint of piins In his stomach and head Tuesday evening. When he got worse, she said, he told her thnt Mrs. Ilayard had poisoned him, but that he would not or could not say more. "I never heard Mrs. Bayard make threats aaainst him, said Mrs. Davis. "Some time , lhllt tne rt,,art Kiri hn(j always been of a cheer-ago she passed the house and called out that I fl,i disposition; that she had never been sub- shed have lilm. I Milton T. Yates, colored, who lives at the i Davis home, testified that he had never heard any one threaten to kill the dog-catcher. So testified the dead man's father, who added that his son, a strapping young fellow weighing 1M) pounds, had been bitten by a dog several months ago, but had apparently thought little of the Injury. Had Ileen Kitten Often. George McLaughlin, a fellow-employe at y Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, testified that Davis had been bllteu more than once, but that no one In the business minded the average dog bite very much. He said he had never seen Davis take a drink and had never seen him under the Influence of liquor. People Talked of Poison. Sergeant Thomas Magee, of the Twenty-second district, testified to having taken Davis from bis home at Twenty-eighth and York streets to the German lluspitnl, and that before having the house he imd heard several persons declare that Davis had been poisoned by Mrs. Ilayard. He said that Al- ; bcrt Hariiiau had told lilm thnt Mrs. Ilay-' ard had sent him to Dnvls with the message " that if he "didn't come down she'd make It hot for lilm." The sergeant got to Mrs. j Bayard's home, 22.(4 Turner stret, as she I was about to start upon an excursion to the seashore. I Deputy Coroner Dugnn, who conducted the j Inquest, asked Mrs. Ilayard If she wanted to testify and she nplbil firmly, "I do." Bin- coniinueii: .iy nusitnmi and I separated several years ago. 1 knew Davis long before he was married, and he visited me when I lived cn Herman street. I have only lived on Turner street two weeks. The last time I saw Davis was last Saturday night at Twenty-second ami York striets, at about a quarter of 11 o'clock. He walked with me to Twenty-second and Dauphin streets, and then left me, saying ho was going home." Mrs. Bayard was then told that she wa consigned to the care of the Twenty-second district police for safekeeping. FAILED FOR 8:1,000,000 Heavy Depreciation In silver and a Fall In Heal Kslnle Forces a Central American lluoki r In the Mall. San Francisco, September 1. The Evening Post says that private advices have been received lure to the effect that Kurlco Ma-thou, the well known banker and promoter of several gigantic schemes lu Central America, has fulled for over :i 000,0011. The cause assigned for the failure Is the heavy depreciation nf sliver and the collase of the real estate boom Inaugurated by President B.'irrlok several yi-ara ngo. TWO HURT BY FALLS Old Woman Fell Downstairs Hoy Tumbled From a Window , Aged Sarah Green fell downstairs last night at her home, 2":i F.nst lluntlmrdon street and was Infernally Injured as well as having Ii.-r right leg broken. She Is In the F.plscopnl Hospital and may not recover. About the same time g-yenr-okl Harry Koch was Inken to St. Mary's Hospital, having fallen from a window on Ihe second flmtr of his home, 4H Falrmonnt avenue. His skull was fractured and his condition Is regarded as serious. s DEATH jJTSIEBY Many Believe the Delaware County Girl Was Murdered. THEY SCOUT THE SUICIDE THEORY Arguments Against the Assumption That She Killed Herself. POETRY THAT MAY GIVE A CLUE The Coroner of Delaware County to Hold To-Day an Inpest Into Miss Dorman's Death. EMMA DORMAN That Annie Dorman, the lS-year-old girl who was found Tuesday afternoon lying dead in a pool of blood In the bed room of her half brother, John Dorman, who lives at Sixty-fourth and Market streets, just west of Cobb's creek, nnd in the rear of the Mil-bourne Mills, took her own life is the belief of some,' while others who are cognizant of the details of the tragedy are equally certain that another mysterious murder has been committed in this vicinity. To-day the opinion of the Delaware county officials, iu whose jurisdiction the tragedy occurred, will be known, for at 10 o'clock this morning the Inquest will be held. It is almost certain that they will solve the mystery,, so far as ihpy aru concerned, by labelling K another case of suicide. Arguments Against Suicide. However, if they do tills, they will discover several stumbling blocks In their path, for the testimony will undoubtedly make clear i,,ct to ts f despondency: thnt she led a tTnIcal religious life, which teaches to refrain I .,i ai,lrl.tatrotli,n thnt an ftir fli rim be ascertained, all her reasonable wants hail been satisfied; and above all and most con-vinclng of nil, that, in order to fire the five shots she Is supposed to have fired at he. body, three, nnd possibly four of which took effect, two being sufficient to cause death, she must have been seized with an almost superhuman desire to destroy her life, and of a strength beyond that which she ordlnnrlly possessed, for It must have Indeed required strength, both physical and mental, to fire five shots at herxelf and to cock each time an old, rusty revolver which had not been used before for two years and which one of the ! ' boys at the farm, a lad who Is as strong as eAnnio w as, tried to cock, but could not, owing to the rusted condition of tbe weapon. Points Against a Murder Theory. And If the authorities pooh-pooh the sni-side theory nnd accept the murder theory, new difficulties to the full acceptance of thnt theory will arise. Here are some of them: When found by John Darman, Annie was lying face upward on the floor of the second-story bed room: her dress tin bnloned at the breast, where two of the bullets had pierced. In no other way was her clothing disarranged, ami this would seem to Indicate that the dead girl herself deliberately unfastened her waist In order that the bullets would meet no obstructions 111 their final work. Xor was the room torn up In any way, which would probably have been the casu had there been a second party present, fol the girl would certainly have struggled for her life. Yet those who kuew her best say that she had not a single enemy, that all who knew her became her friends. But the strongest proof to those who scout the Idea of murder was the finding of a half sheet of writing paper, bearing the following lines, written by someone other than the dead girl: "Peach It was where I beheld thee first and memories linger yet, 'TIs love, and though It be suppressed, I wish not to forget; Though far away from thee I roam, forget thee I can never, For all the Joy that' life affords la centered lu thee ever." It was signed, "F.ver your owen, broken-harted friend," and was dated peculiarly, "Nice Town. Phlla., Fall 82d. 1773." It bora no signature. May be Key. This, they say, may be the key to the crime that the girl, after she left the baby asleep on the lounge down stairs and had put her, which adjoins tl: one In which she was found dead. In perfect order, read this slip and then, spying the revolver on the mantelpiece In her brother's room, where II had lain for two years,loadel,she determined upon seir-destructinn. let no oilier similar writings were found among the dead girl's effects nor was she acquainted with any one In Mcctown, declare her friends and relative. Such Is tha mystery that la now claiming the attention of the Delaware County otlb lflls. Ho far, however, they have nothing definite lu their possession that would lead to a sails-factory solution. All they know la that at the time of the shooting John Darman and his four farm linmls were working In a potato patch about twn hundred yards west of the house; that about a..'W o'clock Itobert Cath-eruisn, 1ft yinrs ohl, who attends to the poultry yard at the west end of the house, heard four shots, the first two almost a mln- ute apart, the last two following each other in quick succession; that at 4.30 o'clock the body was discovered by Ella, the tt-year-old daughter of Mr. Darmau; that on the morning of the tragedy the dead girl was as cheerful as usual; and that. If she was murdered, the .murderer chose a splendid opportunity to do his work, for Mrs. Darman had gone to the city, and no one was about the house except Annie and the children. Scarcely more than this the authorities know, although detectives were at work all day yesterday. Last night Coroner Thomas Minshall and his physician. Dr. S. R. Crothers, made a post-mortem examination, but refused to discuss tbe matter, except to say that death was caused by the bullet, which pierced just above the heart. The father of the dead girl also arrived last night from his home at Millshorough. Del. The remains will be taken there for burial. Ernest l'endlebury, of 0027 Vine street, the girl's grief-stricken lover, who ownot reconcile himself to the belief that his sweetheart committed suicide, will accompany the body to its final resting place. KLONDIKE REGION BELONGS TO CANADA No Possibility of an Error, Says General Duffield, of the Geodetic Survey. Washington, September 2. General Dnf-fleld. Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, who has been prominently Identified In determining the line between Alaska nnd the British Northwest Territory, Is not impressed with the probability of trouble between this government and Great Britain over the location of the Klondike gold fields. "It Is true." he said, when shown the dispatch from Port Townsend quoting a deputy Vnited States Marshal as saying In effect thnt the United States would assert control over that section, "thnt the location of Hie line between the two countries has not yet been formally accepted, but the location has been very definitely determined. The 141st meridian was designated as the boundary between Hussla and Great Britain, and nothing remained after our acceptance of that understanding but to locate the meridian, which was made on the north at Porcupine river by our surveyors, and In the vicinity of the Yukon by the Canadians under Ogilvte, and their work there checked by our men. There is no possibility of an error, the correction of .which would place the new gold region In American territory. At the nearest point Dawson City Is fifty miles, ou the Canadian side of the Ogllvie line.'' SHOT AND ROBBED Two Men Held I'p by I nnrtcen Tramps Near Stelton, N. J. Special Telegram to The Times. New Brunswick, Septemher 2. Fourteen tramps held up anil robbed Ira Dunham, aged 2:!. nnd Jacob Ziegler. aged 22, of this city, near Stelton this afternoon. Because he resisted the ruffians Dunham was shot. Dunham had $25 In his pocket which he had realized from the sale of a boat. Ziegler had $4.."0. One of tbe tramps held a revolver In Zlegler's mouth while another of the ruffians robbed him. Then the tramps escaped. Tills evening seven tramps were captured by four policemen. They were Fred Bristol and Samuel Johnson, colored; John Duffy, James It. Smith. Philip Colty, James Conneil, and Henry Smallgher. Ziegler Identified Johnson as his assailant. The men were committed (o.Jall and w ill be given a hearing to-morrow. KILLED HIS FATHER FOR FIVE DOLLARS A Wife's Infidelity Leads to Murder. Knocked in the Head W ith an Axe. Jacksonville, Fla., September 2. Edward Register, a young farmer living near this city, was shot and killed by his 14-year-old son Robert. The hoy and a man named Henry II. Tyre wre arrested and to-day the hid confessed thnt he committed the murder. It developed that Tyre and Mrs. Register had been clandestinely meeting. The husband caught them together on several occasions and yesterday Tyre and the woman offered the boy $5 to put his father out of the way. After supper the boy slipped up behind Register anil emptied a load of blrdshot Into his head. Then Tyre, accorillng to the boy's statement, finished the Job by knocking Register lu the head with an axe. PRINCE LUIGI SAILS SATURDAY U and Ills Party on Their Way to Italy, After Ascending Mount St. KUits. Srecisl Telegram to The Times. New Y'ork. September 2. Prince Lulgl of Savoy, Dnke of Abruzzl, arrived here to-day lu company with Chevalier I'tnberto Cngnl. They are on their way home to receive the plaudits of their countrymen for having succeeded in ascending the topmost peak of Mount St. Ellas. Prince Luigl's party was the first ever known to niuke the ascent, nnd the peak had hitherto been considered inaccessible. The Prince and his companion are at the Hotel Waldorf. The Prince Is a nephew of King Humbert. He Is to sail for home next Saturduy on the I.iicanln. WILLARD'S SUCCESSOR He Will be a Philadelphia and One of the Most Prominent State Lawyers. HARRiHBt'RO, Septemlier 2. The successor to Judge E. N. Wlllard, of Scranton, a member of the Superior Court, has been determined upon by Governor Hastings, but the appointment will not h made for several davs. The appointee will come from Philadelphia, and will be one of the most prominent lawyers lu the State. Judge Wlllnrd's resignation was received and accepted yes-terday by the Governor. Forecast for Friday. For Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, generally fair, with northerly winds, becoming northeasterly. TEBTEnDAT'S TEMPERA TITRB. 72 I Ugliest 81 74 I.owiwt till Events To-Day Concert by the Municipal Rami In Dluton Tart, a to 10 o'clock. Concert by the First Regiment Band at nebnoiit Mansion Parlllun Methollat missionaries srrcatiil for alreet presetting will bare a hearing brfor tiagUtrnts smith, morning. Annual commencement exercise of the gradnallni class Hchl"ler Collens ot Ptialnea, Norrtatown, evening. Meeting at 1:1-14 Chestnut alreet to make arranaenienta for a Presbyterian Chrlattan Kn-ilearor Home Mlaalonary rally In this city, evening. Iclor on "The fnlted Klatea: Iter Taat. Present anil Kiltnre to the Line of l'ro,herr." at the Kcrenta Day Adventlat tent, Klartiib and Diamond streets, evening. L A,M H P. M TRIBESMEN FLY BEFORE TROOPS Colonel Abbott's Forces Attack the Enemy at Doaba, FAILED TO ITT OFF THEIR RETREAT Ten Thonsani Orakzais in the Hills Surrounding Hangn. SULLEN ASPECT OF THE FRONTIER Hadilah Mullah is Threatening tho Front of Shabkadr With a Large Force of Men. Simla, India, September 2. Colonel Abbott, with two guns and a squadron of the Eighteenth Bengal Lancers and the First Regiment of Sikhs, has attacked 1,500 of the enemy at Doaba, on the road from Hangu to Thull. The Orakzais fled, but the cavalry failed to cut off their retreat. HARD FIGHTING IMMINENT Ten Thousand Hostile Orakzais Said to be in the Hills Surrounding llungu. Bombay, India, September 2. There Is no definite or decisive news from the frontier. The centres of Interest ere llungu and Shabkadr, where serious fighting is Imminent. The Second Kcgimcut of Gourklias. with Brigadier General Yo.itman-Biggs and his staff, has arrived at Hangu. There the camp, which was open and scattered, lias been transformed Into. a defensible position, surrounded by sheltered trenches and breastworks of earih-bags. The camp has also been well supplied with stores and ammunition. Hostile Orakzais In the Hills. According to reliable reports there are 10,-000 hostile Orakzais on the hills surrounding Hangu. General Y'eatman-Biggs has with him a mountain battery, the itoyal Irish Regiment and five native regiments at Hangu. TUu Klghteenth Bengal Lancers and the Ninth Field Battery are at Shipwari to cut off the retreat of the enemy. Advices from Shabkadr say that the Had-dah Mullah Is threatening the front of that place, where the enemy has collected lu great numbers. Colonel Mills, who is iu command at Shabkadr, has at his disposal the Twentieth Punjab Infantry, the Thirty-ninth Gourklias, the Thirteenth Bengal Lancers, a battery of field artillery and a wing of tho Somersetshire Light Infantry. The balance of the Somersetshire Regiment and the. Twenty-sixth Punjab Infantry are on their way to reinforce Colonel Mills at Shabkadr. THE AMEER'S REPLY It is Regarded as Satisfactory by the British Government. Simla, September 2. The rumor that tha Indian Government is about to send another letter to the Ameer of Afghanistan regarding the alleged complicity of Afghans In the frontier uprisings proves to be without foundation. The Amctr's first reply to the government is regarded as satisfactory. News has been received that the flying column, under command of Colonel Richardson, has reached Sadda, thus rendering tho Parichinar headquarters lu the Kumim Valley safe, as Siuldn commands the only routa from the Orakzal country. The news from the Kolint side Is satisfactory also, the Orakzais having withdrawn from British territory, though a large force of them is still facing Samann. The authorities have sanctioned the concentration of two brigades under Colonel Files at Shelikadr to advance Into the country nnd check an expected second raid of Hadilah Mullah with 4.0O0 tribesmen. General Blood will operate with Colonel Kile iu this expedition. It is reported that a punitive expedition, consisting nf 20.imi men. will shortly bo sent lino the Afrldis country with orders M push ou to Tlrah. NOMINEE M. E. BROWN MAY ALSO DECLINE Says lie Appreciates the Compliment, Bui BuslneKS Interests May Require Ills Declination. Special Telegram to The Times. Bi.airsvu.le, September 2. M. E. Brown was greatly surprised to re-ceivo the Democratic nomination for Stnto Treasurer. He says he is in accord with tho platform nnd appreciates the compliment, but his business Interests may require his declination. He will decide In a few days. Mr. Brown Is a native af Blalrsvllle. He has been extensively engaged with his brother as a wholesale meat packer and has been active In county and State Democratic poll-tics. He was a popular Mayor of thla town for two terms, where the voters are largely Republican. Mr. Brown Is 4.1 years of age. Striking Trousers Makers Firm, Eight conl rsctors signed the new wage schedule of the striking trousers makers yesterday and representatives of a number of Inrge manufacturers were nt the headquarters a good part of the day negotiating for a settlement. Eleven of the largest contractors are still holding back, but the strikers say Ihey will remain firm and are hopeful of sue. civs. About ninety hands hsve gone back to work and about eight hundred are still out. t'l.UWIXO OFT AIF. AT lltl.r ritK'Kt Last two dara nf our Great Sale! Closing out our entire atork of Flegant aprteg and Summer Sulla, fonts and Vesta. Trouaers, etc., at Klaclly One Half tlie former prlresl Some Winter Overcoata art Included; small slaea and very large aires onlvl Kvery Garment will be sold a Exactly One Unit the former price I Inst dsy to refund money! Buy oothing thai doesn't suit rnti! To-day and to morrow only! r RHT t rn 1st t hestnal alreet.

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