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NUMBER 8045. ' PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6. 1897. TWELVE PAGES. ONE CENT. Quantity and Quality Considered, Advertising in The, Times Pays Better Than Any Other Local Medium, Advertisers Say -T I -. I ' . . i ' POLICE AFTER TWO SUSPECTS Chase For the Men Harris Says Helped Him to Kill Wilson. SCORES OF POLICEMEN AT WORK Hunting for an Ex-Policeman and a Man Named .Tittermary. DIRECTOR PITER'S STATEMENT Much That is Probable, He Says, in Harris' Confession, Althonsh His Mind is Not Overly Strong. WILLIAM HARRIS Hit man who says he helped to kill Major Wilson There are many who declare that Wllllifm Harris Is a human gold brick of the most glitterig kind. However that may be. It was with a luck tha't they confess was blind that the police on Monday night ran across the man whose only claim to distinction is that he was one of a trio of burglars who murdered Major William C. Wilson last August. He was arrested for being drunk. He was neither jovial nor vicious, but seemed a fitter subject for a hospital than for a police station. His drunken wanderings guided it may be by the irresistible direction of a guilty conscience had led him to within a few yards of where the aged librarian was left butchered nearly two months before. , Said He Killed Wilson. It was with no thought of being able to take a hand in the avenging of that murder that Policeman Patterson rang for the patrol wagon. Only to get another "drunk" out of harm's way. The bluecoat's duty was apparently ended after seeing him aboard the wagon, and he went on bis beat again. On the way to the station house the "drunk" began to mutier Incoherently about the Wilson. murder. This interested his hearers, who told House Sergeant Lynch about it when they landed their prisoner at the station house. He became somewhat less Incoherent for a couple of minutes. "I did it. I killed the old feller up on Walnut street. There was two other chaps In the Job, an' we was put up to it by a feller what lived in the house." Does Not Kuow the Instigator. He declared he did not know who the man who lived in the house was and that he knew his pals but slightly. He was about to give their names when he became very sick at the stomach. When he came to, Lieutenant Mitchell was waiting to see him.. Instead of retracting what, he had said, the prisoner, whose mind showed signs of being less befogged, repeated and amplified his statement. He gave his own name as William Harris, while he said he knew his two pals only by the names of "Monk" and Gheish. The lieutenant sent word to the City Hall, and Captain of Detectives Miller sent down a couple of his men with the belief that It was another of the scores of worthless clues that have been run out In the Wilson murder oa-e. Harris, who continued on the road to sobriety, still stuck to his stntement that he was one of a trio who killed old Major Wilson, but declared that his companions struck all the blows but one. He snid he hit him on the face with a hatchet after he was dead. He stuck firmly to the statement that It was B hatchet that he had u-cd and not a hammer, but added that his pals had taken turns wielding the hammer. He declared that he and his comrades wore dark clothes and dark soft hats. This was apparently a corroboration of the first cine given by the police that furnished by Mrs. Redmond, the janitrcss and seemed at the moment to be a proof of his guilt. At any rate, he thus briefly developed from an ordinary drunk to a star suspect and the Nineteenth district station was therefore regarded as too small to hold him. Tho Confession Typewritten. Director Rlter was as usual promptly on hand after receiving word of the supposedly Important capture, and he called several captains and lieutenants of police to confer about the capture. It was due to this gathering that the news that they sought to suppress crept out before they had gotten a formal statement from the prisoner. This was made yesterday morning to Captain Miller. A stenographer was there, and copies of it were sent to all officials closely connected with the case. No further light was shed upon "Monk" and Gheish, for whom the police had been looking in the meantime with a success that is not appar-ent It is understood that It contained few further particulars of the manner In which the murder was committed except the unusual battering of the face was due to the assailant's anger at the stiff tight given by the old man. Tho prisoner made a statement that cost him Jmd three detectives a trip to Gloucester. It proved a wild goose chase. The object was to dig up the gold watch of the murdered man, but In it's place the delvers In the soil rooted up only stones and decayed vegetables. This was the strongest shock that the police had to the first belief that they had been entertaining one of the murderers of old Wilson. Harris had declared that the watch had been burled Is a field Instead of being thrown Into the river, because the murderers thought they could safely dispose of it later. When they did not find It, he was ready with an excuse for Its absence. He declared one of his pals must have gone there and dug It np. This was admitted for the benefit of argument and the party came home. Last night Harris was the subject of frequent Interviews by his captors,, who were not telling what they learned. It Is said, however, that they found out something interesting about the two missing pals of Harris, either from him or elsewhere. "Monk" is said to be an ex-policeman, while Gheish Is said to be another name for an old crook named Tittermary. Special policemen spent the night looking for them In the southern part of the city. " When Harris was asked after he had made the formal statement yesterday, "Do you realize that this may hang you?" he replied "Yes" In a dazed manner, os If he had awakened from a dream. This seems part of his customary make-up. He Is not a morphine fiend nor an absinthe drunkard, but Is addicted to the use of very had rum. such as is to be found along the water front. His appearance Is that of a 'longshoreman who has had a taste of the deep blue sea, but who has remained on land because he found it easier. He is short and thick-set, his shoulders stooped, his face Is weather-beaten and bis hair Is of a dirty brown. AFTER HARRIS COMPANION The Drag Net Out for an Ex-Polleeinan and a Man Named Tittermary. The police are still searching for the two men Harris, the self-confessed murderer of Major Wilson, says were his partners iu the crime. All day yesterday Detective t'Irich and half a score of policemen in citizens' clothes, were scurrying about in the neighborhood of Seventh and Kninhrldge streets on tho hunt for the two men Harris says were with him when the aged librarian was killed. Both men are degenerates. One Is an ex-policeman, who has beeu known since youth as "Monk." and the one clue the police have to his identity is 1n the fact that at the time of the murder Harris says he was still wearing bis blue uniform trousers, and he Is likely to be wearing them yet, as the chances are that he has no money to spare to buy others. The other man Is named Tittermary. Because the quest in the afternoon was unsuccessful the police were In no wise cast down. Spurred on by their little Director they kept at the work last evening and at midnight last night two score of special policemen started from the Twenty-fifth dis trict in citizen's clothes to hunt for the two suspects in the resorts for iow characters in the southern section of the city. The tramp quarters In the swamps were visited and the freight cars on both the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio Kail- roads were looked over. Stables and hay stacks where tramps roost were routed out and acting on the order of the Director no stone will left left unturned by the police to find the ex-policeman and the other degenerate alleged by Harris to be his partners in crime. DIRECTOR RITER TALKS Makes a Statement Jn Regard to the Arrest and Detention of William Harris. Director Rlter last night made this statement In regard to the arrest of Harris: "Last night, about 7.45, a man was arrested In the vicinity of Eleventh and Sahsom streets because of his suspicious actions. He was under the influence of liquor. He was taken to the Nineteenth district station house where he rather Incoherently spoke of the Wilson murder. Afterward he became quite sick. After he recovered and the Lieutenant had glTen him a good supper he seemed to get thoroughly sober and again referred to the Wilson murder. The matter appearing at once of importance the Lieutenant brought him to the Central Station, where he made a full, free confession, implicating himself as one of three men taking part in the robbery and murder of Wilson. "It was stated to him before he began to make his confession that it would be used against him at his trial, and when he said that it might hang hi in he was1 told that it might. The confession was then taken down and then reduced to writing and read to hlin and he signed it in the presence of witnesses. I was not personally present when he did. The story he tells has many points that seem to he natural in a crime of this character. "His name, as he gives it, is William Harris. The names of his colleagues, of course, I would not state. I regret to say that they have been fairly indicated, however. It will, of course, make our work more difficult, because the men indicated are men of criminal record and I believe are wanted by the police of other States. Many of the facts that he has stated we have spent the day In trying to corroborate; some of them have been coroborated and some have not. It will take us some two or three days to run out the various facts which be has stated which we feel it essential and necessary to corroborate. "So far as the man himself is concerned, I have nothing to say. Physically he is not robust and he doesn't seem to be a man of very great mental power. I believe he has been In the prisons at different places and likewise has suffered from disease and beeu in hospitals. "I shall hnve a conference with the District Attorney to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, lay the confession before Mr. Graham and the statements of the detectives, and from time to time as we get the Information we will present It at once to the District Attorney, whether it be positive r negative. "The watch was searched fo but was not found. The prisoner accompanied the searchers." When asked whether he believed the man's story, the Director snid : "There Is so much In the man's story that seems to be probable that it would be Impossible In a proper discharge of my duty to disregard It. The prisoner said there was little or no blood on him at all, but that the man who committed the deed washed his hands In the sink. The prisoner has been floating around for some time in the lower part of the city. The confession says that Wilson was killed with a small hatchet. He states that he hit Wilson once after he was down, so as to be In the Job. As far as I can see he Is all right mentally. I would not regard him as a man of strong mind. We are simply endeavoring to do our duty In the matter and find out everything about It" THE WATCH NOT FOUND Detectives Accompany Harris to Gloucester, Rut Fail lo Locate the Stolen Timepiece. There were no more arrests made at the Nineteenth district police station yesterday afternoon of those alleged to be implicated with William Harris In his confessed robbery and murder of William C. Wilson. Hnrrls' story is not believed by 'Sergeant Lynch, who refuses to credit It until the watch is produced. Harris said he had burled the watch In a truck patch some two miles south "of Gloucester. The timepiece taken from Major Wilson, he said, had the uguie ut a nurse eiiMiaveu un iuc uhpi:. This statement was suhseouentlv denied by a clerk in the Wilson library. Mr. Wll- Ufraeed her hand at her throat, because Annie son's watch, said he. had n plain chased case! had called her a "d d sucker." Further t. apiain Miner, cniei or aeiecuves, in couf-cial pany with another detective and a spc policeman, took Harris to Gloucester y Continued on Fourth Page. ANNIE DORMAN NOT A SUICIDE Coroner's Jury Says She Was Shot by a Person or Persons Unknown. SELF-DESTRUCTION NOT PROVEN Little Evidence of Murder. But No Positive Proof of Snicile. NOT HAPPY IN HER HOME LIFE Jurymen Leaned TowariPSuicide, But Could Not Find a Sufficient Motive. Stories of an Unhappy Life. ANNIE DORMAN The inquest In the case of Annie Dorman, the 20-year-old girl who was found lying dead on the floor of her brother's room, at Sixty-fifth and Market streets, just over the county line, on the afternoon of September 1. was held yesterday at the scene of the tragedy. After the evidence was all in the six Intelligent men from Upper Darby who composed the jury held a secret conference for a few minutes and then solemnly an nounced this verdict: "Annie Dorman came to her death by gunshot wounds, Inflicted by Home person or persons unkuown to the jury." Then the persons more or less Interested In the case, and those net Interested, except through curiosity, dispersed, and once more the quaint old farm house took on 'Its accustomed quiet air. The five hours' investigation brought out nothing which has not already been published; In fact, as the Coroner and his as sistants seemed to be going on the principle that Annie did not commit suicide, many of the circumstances already published were not brought out by the lengthy exnminatiu. Doctors Did Not Agroe. Coroner Mlnshall, District Attorney Shaef-fer. Chief of Police Berry, of Chester, and Detective Murray, of Philadelphia's detective force, examined the witnesses on behalf of the Commonwealth. V. G. Robinson, of this city, represented John Dorman's Interests. Shortly after 10 o'clock, the hour set for holding the Inquest, John Dorman was sworn. During the hour that he was on the stand he retold of his whereabouts on the day of the tragedy and of the finding of the body and subsequent events. Dr. John W. Eckfeldt, who was summoned to the house Immediately after the body was discovered, gave It as his opinion that the girl had been murdered. "Because," he said, "her disposition was sufficient to convince me that she could not have killed herself." He also stated that, from a medical standpoint, it was altogether impossible for Annie to have fired any shots after the wound In the jaw had been inflicted, as he considered it fatal. CORONER THOMAS MINSHALL Then Dr. S. R. Crothers. the Coroner's physician, who held the autopsy the day after the tragedy, was called to the stand. His first stntement contradicted that made by Dr. Eckfeldt in regard to the wound In the jaw. "It was not fatal," said he. "Not a large blood vessel was injured, i The facial artery wns cut, but blood would have to flow a long time from that artery even to bring unconsciousness." Then the witness went on to say that he did not consider it Improbable that Annie Dorman had committed sulojdc, for, if she had determined to die, she could have had courage enough to Are the shots and withstand the effects of the two wounds made previous to Ihe one over the heart. If," he continued, "a motive for self-destruction could be shown, then everything would harmonize." Trying to Find a Motive for Suicide. . Then a partial effort wns made to show a motive. Mrs. Dorman was put on the stand and rigidly examined as to her relations with Aanle. She admitted that she had had one i V'""1'1 wl,h tlie Klrl. nnl1 tlu,n filie nn(1 than that she declared her relations with her husband's half-sister bad been altogether pleasant. ' Mrs. Emma Thomas, of 127 North Juniper street, who from last December until April 1 had spent a greater part of her time at the Dorman house, told of frequent "high words" she had overheard between Mrs. Dorman and Annie. Once, she said, she had gone Ir.t- the kitchen and found Annie cowering In a corner and Mrs. Dorman standing In front of her. Then Annie told her that Mrs. Dorman had choked her. Robert Cathcrman, Mrs. Thomas' brother, who runs the chicken farm situated Just west of the house, after Detective Murray had refreshed his memory on various points, admitted that he had told both the detective and the Coroner that he had once seen Mrs. Dorman chasing Annie out of the kitchen with a broom and also that he had witnessed several quarrels betweeu the two. Robert finally confessed that he was feigning confusion and loss of memory because he was "afraid of Mrs. Dorman." Mrs. Anna Thelllenburg, who lives at Sixty-third and Vine streets, said that Annie had told her, during the period of six weeks she had lived In the Thelllenburg household, that Mrs. Dorman frequently Ill-treated her and often expressed the desire that she "would have to beg from door to door to get five cents." Annie often worried over her treatment there, Mrs. Thelllenburg further declared, and would often endeavor to find comfort In tears. Jurymen Leaned Toward Snlclde. Ernest Pendlebury. the young man who "kept company" with Annie, was the last witness. He did not tell anything new. Then the jury examined the room where tlie shooting occurred. During the course of the examination this new fact was pointed out that the three shots which penetrated the walls and ceiling of the room must have been fired from a common centre a position In front of the mirror. This wns determined by the slant of the three holes. In speaking about the verdict afterwards, Van Leer E. Jones, the foreman, said that all the jurymen thought suicide the more probable theory, but no sufficient motive had been shown, hence the open verdict. The other Jurymen were Thomas B. Taylor, of Chester: George W. Leister. William J. Ford. William S. Moore and Joseph A. Warwick, all of I'pper Darby. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE The Jury in the Goodwin Murder Case Promptly Return a Verdict. Special Telegram to The Times. Wellsboro, October 5. Guilty of murder In the first degree was the verdict returned by the jury in the Goodwin homicide case at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Just three hours after the time the case was given to the Jury by Judge Mitchell. Bert Ogden had been brought here from El-mlra, New York, on extradition papers to answer for the crime, and the grand jury sitting last weekfound an indictment against him of murder In the first degree. Others are thought to be Implicated, and a confession is looked for from Goodwin. A little over a year, ago Goodwin was arrested upon complaint of a Miss Copeiy, who charged him with being responsible for her condition. He married her and took her to his father's to live. A child was born. but. I be mother was not allowed to see It, and It Is alleged that she told her friends It was foully dealt with. Soon after this the young man took his wife away from his parents and then deserted her. She worked for a family living In Mansiield, a few miles from here, and at last had her husband arrested for non-support. Goodwin went on the night of September 3 to see his wife and Induce her to withdraw the charge. She told Ihe family with whom she lived that she was to meet her husband and went out. The following day she was found dying by the roadside, with four bullets in her head. She died the next day. A Miss Taylor, with whom Goodwin had been friendly, confessed to the officials that she accompanied Goodwin the night of the tragedy and held his horse, some distance away, but near enough to hear shots fired. Miss Taylor says Goodwin subsequently told her that he had shot his wife. MORE VICTIMS OF . VOLUNTARY BURIAL Six Bodies Discovered Not Far From Odessa and the Search is Expected to I nearth Thirty. St. Petersburg, October 5. Fresh excavations at Ternevsky, iu the district of Tireaspol, not far from Odessa, the scene of the voluntary living burial of persons belonging to the religious sect known as the Knskolniki. at the head of which was Feo-dore Kovaleff, have resulted In tlie discovery of six more bodies of men, women and children. The search continues, and It is expected that about thirty corpses will be unearthed. JOSEPH F. KELLY ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER He Pleads Not Guilty of Killing Cashier Joseph A. Stickney. Dover, N. H.,'October 5. Joseph B. Kelly wns arraigned in the Stafford County Court this afternoon, charged with the murder of Cashier Joseph A. Stickney, of the Great Falls National Bank at Somersworth. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded for trial. BARNATO'S WEALTH The Diamond King Left a Fortune of About S5.000.000. London, October 5. The late Barney Bar nato, the so-called "Kaffir King" and "Diamond King," who committed suicide by throwing himself Into the sea from the British steamer Scot, on June 14 last, while on the passage from Cape Town to Southampton, left a fortune amounting to 9U3,863 8s. Gd. v DATE FOR THORN'S TRIAL The Accused Murderer's Case to be Taken I'p October 18 Mrs. Nack's to Follow. New York, October 5. Judge Wllmot M. Smith to-day set the trial of Martin Thorn, accused of the murder of William Gulden-suppe, for October IS, In the Queens County Court, Long Island City. Mrs. Nack will be tried after Thorn's case shall be settled. More of Martin's Deputies Surrender. Wilkesbarre, October B. George Trlhel and Fred A. Schleppy, two more of Sheriff Martin's posse in the Lattlmer shooting, came before Judge Bennett this morning and entered JO.000 bail each for court on the charge of murder and felonious wounding. CAPTAIN J. H. J. WIBORG A PLAN TO PAY WIBORG'S FINE The Times Heads the List to Get the Horsa's Captain Out of Jail. IN PRISON FOR AIDING CUBANS His Term Has Expired. But Inability to Pay a Fine Extends It. GLAD HE AIDED THE PATRIOTS Only $500 Needed, But He is Too Poor to Tay and Must Spend Another Month Behind Prison Bars. Last Saturday, in the Eastern Penitentiary of the great Keystone Commonwealth, there expired the regular term of imprisonment of a bronze-bearded Pane, who risked his liberty in behalf of the freedom of the oppressed people of the Star of the Caribbean Sea. On that day Captain J. II. J. Wiborg, of Holstein, Denmark, commander of the steamship Horsa, alleged to have been engaged in aiding Americans to help Cubans to thrust off the yoke of the .Spanish Kingdom, finished the term of imprisonment of sixteen months placed upon him by a United States court. Yetlie still languishes in jail, because there was added, as a penalty for his alleged misdemeanor, a fine of $300 and costs, making a total of JJoOO, which, unless paid, will subject him to an additional imprisonment of thirty days. No one has come forward to say that this man's confinement shall no longer continue; probably because no one has been informed of the fact. It is presented -to The Times forcibly by the following communication from an attorney whose motives in such a matter or any other matter cannot be suspected. Matthew Dittmann writes as follows: To the Editor of The Times: Captain Wiborg is in prison serving beyond the term of the imposed sentence because of the non-payment of the line of $500. In order to wipe this out he must serve thirty days additional. Ho you think the subject of raising the fine by popular subscription would be one to which a newspaper could give some attention? is the Cuban cause so poor or is Captain Wiborg so undeserving that he should serve the thirty days? I am willing to put up. Yours truly, Matthew Dittmann. Philadelphia, Pa., Octobers, 1897. This is certnyily a matter to which a newspaper can properly give attention, and The Times hereby subscribes $50 in partial payment of Captain Wiborg's fine and offers to act as oustodinn of a fund having for its purpose the release of a man who is only accused of having been earnest in the cause of freedom, and who hfre paid the full penalty, so far as the term of his regular imprisonment is concerned, imposed upon him by international law. The money fine is an addition to the sentence of the Court. The subscription list then begins: The Times 950 CAPTAIN WIBORG'S CAREER . A Sailor All His Life, He Loves the Cause of Freedom Well Pleased With the Prospect of Speedy Release. Captain Wiborg was arrested In November, 18S15, by Deputy United States Marshal Lloyd on the charge of violating the neutrality laws In carrying arms and ammunition to Cuba while serving as the commander of the steamship Horsa. He was tried In the United States Court before Judge Butler In March, ISfKJ, and after being found guilty he was sentenced to sixteen months' imprisonment. On March 19, after serving two days of his sentence, he was released from the Eastern Penitentiary, his case hnving been taken to the Supreme Court by his counsel, W. W. Ker, when a stay was granted. The Supreme Court at Its next session sustained the action of the lower court and on July 0, I8SX1, Captain Wiborg began serving his term of sixteen mouths' Imprisonment. In the meanwhile he had been honored by being one of the distinguished guests at one of the Clover Club's most significant meetings. - Captain Wlhorg was seen yesterday In his cell In the Eastern Penitentiary and when In formed that The Times had started a free fund In his behalf, remarked that it was a source of profound delight to him to learn that he had not been entirely forgotten by the outside world. Captain Wiborg is much paler than when he entered the Penitentiary in July. lKIKi. but he is In excellent health and he attributes his condition to the splendid discipline maintained within the institution. In reply to the question if he had any means of paying the fine, he said: "I have not a dollar to my name, and when I leave here to toll !galn for my living. I will begin as poor as when I first began the life of a mariner thirty years ago in the port of Copenhagen. Every cent I owned when my trial began has been spent, and if it were not for some few friends my wife would have been in a condition of destitution." "What do you intend to engage In, captain, when you leave prison?" "The life of a sailor, of course. I shall never participate in anything in the form of a military expedition. If I were to do so, it would appear as if I were defying the government. That I don't want to do. But if It so occurs that I can do anything within the scope of legaiitt to advance the cause of the unfortunate people of Cuba, who are battling so nobly for their liberty, I shall do It. I have no apology to offer for any act In my past life, and I hope I shall have none in the future." Captain Wiborg, when asked about the expedition which he was charged with landing on the Cuban coast, was reluctant to speak about It, but said : "The testimony presented by the prosecution at the trial showed thit the Horsa cleared from this port In October, 1SK5, for Port Antonio, nnd when off Bame-gat arms and ammunition were placed on board. The war materia! and a number of .men, which, of course, according to law. constituted a military expedition, were safely landed on the coast of the province of Santiago. The government claimed that it was the inception of the filibustering movement which provided the Cubans with many of the arms with which they have been fighting since." Captain Wiborg has had a long career as a mariner. He went to sea when a boy in the merchant marine of his own country. Then he Joined the Danish navy, and in lSt!7 he made his first trip to this port. For years he served as skipper of vessels in the Baltimore and Rio Packet Lines and also of a cattle and passenger line between New York and Copenhagen. CONTRACT AWARDED A PENNSYLVANIA FIRM The Sew Pnbllc Dullillng at Paterson Will be Built by a Pittsburg Concern. Washington, October 5. The Secretary of the Treasury has awarded to Mcllvaln, Un-kefer & Co., of rittshurg. Pa., the contract for the erection and completion of the Public Building at Paterson, X. J., at their bid of $130,755. ' Forecast for Wednesday. For Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, fair, warmer; southwesterly winds. testerdat's temperature. M I Highest 75 62 Lowest 62 Events To-Day Funeral of Bev. C. F. Welden, from his residence, 871 Holly street, 2 P. M. Seventy-first meeting of the Foundrymen's Association, at the Manufacturers' Club, 8 P. M. Meeting of the congregation of the Third Christian Church, Third and Aspen streets, evening. Sub-committees of Councils' electrical committee meet in Koorus 508 and 408, City Hall, 1 P. M. Visitors' meeting of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, at 10 South Eighteenth street. Councils' electrical committee convenes in Room 508, City Hall, 1.80 P. M., to consider estimates. reople of Frankfort celebrate the paving of Orthodox street with asphaltum by a grand parade, evening. Meeting of the Manuscript Music Society In memory of Michael H. Cross, at Broad aod Pine streets. 7.30 P. M. Annunl session and election of officers of the Fruit and Flower Mission at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 A. M. Second day's session of the eleventh annual State convention of the Pennsylvania Christian Endeavor Societies, at Easton. Thirty-second aDmial reunion of the Twenty-fifth Massachusetts Itegiinent Association, at Horticultural Mall, on I'fout street, Worcester, Moss. Sub-committee of Councils' committee on finance and gas. now considering the lease of the Gas Works, meets In the City Hall at 2 o'clock P. M. Oinon Gore, of Westminster, delivers an address before the Parish Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew of the Church of the Holy ApoatLes, evening. Meeting of the Councllmanlc sub-committee on police and prisons to consider a bill regulating the riding of wheels on the right side of the slreet. In Room 496. City Hall, 2 P. M. , Committee appointed at a recent meeting of prominent citizens will meet Councils' committee on city property to argue for the removal of the Municipal Hospital from the Twenty-eighth ward. Celebration of the one hunrlred and ninetieth anniversary of the Philadelphia Baptist Association continues at the Second Baptist Church, Seventh street, below tilrard avenue, morning, sfternooa and evening. 8 A. M....... 8 P. M BEDLOE GOES TO THE ORIENT The Philadelphian Appointed Consul at Canton. GENERAL SATISFACTION EXPRESSED Banrits S. Swenson Named for Minister to Denmark. HE IS A PROMINENT EDUCATOR President McKinley Fills Two More Places in the Diplomatic Service of the United States.' Special Telegram to The Times. Washington, October 5. Dr. Edward Bedloe, of Philadelphia, was to-day appointed. Consul to Canton, China, Everybody in Philadelphia knows Dr. Bedloe, personally or by reputation. Moreover, everybody who knows and understands him, loves him. But this appointment is not merely worthy of local mention, comment and commendation. Dr. P.edloe has personal friends In every city of metropolitan proportions in this country. Wherever he is known he has friends. If he has any enemies they are either hopelessly obscure or have gone to Klondike's frozen regions and will never bo heard of again. In Washington city it Is quite likely that Dr. BcHlloe has almost as many friends as he has in Philadelphia, for he has often been In the capital city as a prominent participant in both ordinary and extraordinary social functions. Nobody accustomed to telling the .truth could say anything against his character or reputation. Everybody accustomed to veracity testifies to his high character. Aspired to a Higher Place. Dr. Bedloe aspired to a higher Consular position, and those who knew him best and understood hiin, realized that his aspirations were warranted by his experience and his natural and acquired abilities. Day after day went by, bringing disappointment after disappointment. But Dr. Bedloe never expressed chagrin, regret nor fault-finding. Thb DR. EDWARD BEDLOE Times correspondent ventured some criticisms of the President on certain appointments, and Dr. Bedloe always said: "Don't be too enthusiastic for your friends. There are others. The President is looking out for the best men for the best places, and if ho passes me by it will be because he has found, or believes he has found, a better man for the Consular service. I have long been an admirer of McKinley. He is a good man, a true American, and Is doing his best In an arduous position. He is selecting the best men all the time. Maybe I am not one of the best men." That Is the way he talked, and that la what he said to many of his friends. But, after all. Mr. Bedloe has been chosen as one of the "best men." and his friends here as well as in Philadelphia to-night are greatly gratified. Other Appointments. The President also made the following appointments: , Laurits S. Swenson, of Minnesota, Envofl Continued on Third Page. ' ELECTROZONE MEDITRINA DIAMOND RING Very white Diamond, weighing ltt karats, fot $100 at MITCHELL'S, S30 CHESTNUT Street. CORNS CURED, 25 CENTS EACH. 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