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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO 129.
UNITED WITH A
SIMPLE SERVICE
Ex-President Harrison and
Mrs. Dimmick Wedded
at Gotham.
THIRTY-SIX WITNESSES.
But the Guests at St. Thomas'
Church Do Not Include the
General's Children.
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES HELD
The Nuptial Supper Taken on the
Train While Speeding to
Indianapolis.
NEW YORK. N. V., April O.— A simple
service united Benjamin Harrison, twenty
third President of the United Suites, and
Mrs. Mary Scott Lord Dimmiek in wed
lock's bond in St. Thomas' Church a half
hour before <> this evening. Not one of
the thirty-six favored witnesses of the cer
emony could fail to have been impressed
with its singular anpretentinusness. Ben
jamin Harrison is a plain man, Mrs. I>im
nii<k is a plain woman. It was fitting,
therefore, that in celebrating such au im
portant epoch it shodld, be characterized
that every-day simplicity of their
lives.
The crowds outside the church showed
the interest the public had in the affair.
Eecrecy U to the actual hour of the cere
mony had been carefully maintained, and
this in a measure kept away the curious.
Then, too, the wea'her was not inviting
enough to attract as great a crowd as was

Iter sunshine had given way tojdark
and ominous clouds. The morning was
ushered in with a heavy snowstorm, which
later turned into rain. There was a cessa
tion about noon, but the day continued
cloudy and threatening. The crowds
about the church were not of the
city's fashionables. The workday
people were there in force, and
they elbowed each other in their earnest
endeavor to catch a glimpse of the bride
and groom and the different statesmen
who had the honor to l>e included m the
■nail coterie. The guests arrived shortly
after 5. — As they entered they were re
ceived by two ushers, the youthful-looking
private secretary of the ex-President, K.
F. Tibbett, and the, soldierly bearing Dan
iel N. Ransdell, a hero of the Civil War.
The ashen wore frock coat«, dark trousers,
bouttonieres of white violets and white
gloves.
Mr?. John F. Parker, the bride's sister,
occupied a front pew on the left and Mr.
and Mrs. i'inchot the one on the right.
Behind Mrs. Parker sat Governor Morton
and Colonel Marvin, his military piivate
secretary. In the succeeding pews were:
Senator and Mrs. S. B. Elkins, ex-Secre
tary of State John W. Foster and Mrs.
Foster, ex- Attorney General W. H. 11.
Miller and Mrs. Miller and George W.
Boyd of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In
pews back of Mr. and Mrs. Pinchot sat
relatives and friends of the bride. They
were Major and Mrs. Richard Parker,
Chancellor and Mrs. McGill, the Misses
Dimmick and Mrs. Birdge, Mr. and Mrs.
Leeds, Norman Leeds and the Misses
Leeds, Mr. and Mrs. Broughton and Miss
Lambert, General and Mrs. Fitz John Por
ter and the Misses Porter.
[n aii thirty-six people were present.
Admission was by card, written and signed
by Mr. Tibbett, and etch arrival at the
church was closely scrutinized l>y him be
fore being seated. All the tiring xnerubers
of Harrison's Cabinet were present, except
Ex-Pr*sideut Hcnjaniin Harrison and His Bride (formerly Mrs. Mary Lord Dimmick), Who Were Married in New York Yesterday.
The San Francisco Call.
ing Postmaster-General Wanamaker, ex-
Secretary of the Treasury Foster, ex-
Secretary of War Redfield Proctor and ex-
Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble,
all of whom were unavoidably prevented
from witnessing the ceremony.
The gathering of the selected few was
without incident. Governor Morton ar
rived atOii-'O. Mr. and Mrs. Pmchot, who
were the last to enter, arrived on the 5:30
o'clock train. With two or three excep
tions the costumes of the women were
subdued in color, only an occasional gay
Easter bonnet lending life to the scene.
There was no rustling of silken skirts; no
lium and buzz ot voices characteristic of
the usual distinguished metropolitan
church wedding.
Professor W. H. "Warren, the organist,
rendered a few preliminary selections from
the great masters. Still the scene seemed
cold and almost gloomy. One could
hardly realize that a wedding of National
importance was to bo solemiMzed.
It was 5 o'clock when General Harrison
and Benjamin P. Tracy, his best man, en
tered a carriage at the Fifth-avenue Hotel
and started for the church, where they ar
rived at 5:30. They entered through the rec
tor's residenceon Fifty-third street and went
directly to the vestry, where they awaited
the arrival of the bride. General Har
rison wore a long frockcoat, dark trousers
and white gloves. In the lapel of his coat
was a bouttonuiere of lillies of the valley.
General Tracey wore a frockcoat and
striped trousers and a small bouquet of
white violets.
At 5:05 o'clock Mrs. Dim mice and her
brother-in-law, Lieutenant John P. Parker,
I. 8. N., were driven from their residence,
40 East Thirty-eighth street, and reached
thechurchat 5:20 o'clock. They entered
by the main door on Fifth avenue and
went direct to the lower room to the left of
the.vestibule, where their wraps were dis
carded. It was 5:32 when the two large
doors leading to the center aisle were
thrown aside and the ushers, side by side,
stood in the passageway. At the same
moment Dr. J. Wesley Brown, the
Officiating clergyman, robed in a white
cassock, appeared from the vestry, followed
by the rector. Rev. Dr. Brown passed in
behind the sanctuary rail, the attendant
closing the gates after him.
i>r. Brown knelt in prayer a few mo
ments and the refrains of "Lohengrin"
echoed in the empty room. Then the
door leading to the vestry on the left of
the altar opened and the silvery locKs of
Generals Harrison ana Tracy were seen.
There was an awkward pause for a minute
and the assemblage looked inquiringly
lirst at the altar and then at the rear en
trance. Finally at 5:.53 the bride appeared
and fell in behind the ushers. At the
same moment the minister nodded his
head, signalling the groom to step for
ward.
General Harrison and his best man also
came forward and stood upon the top
chancel step. The left hand of the gene
ral was bared and he carried in his right
the left hand glove. Immediately the
bridal procession was begun. The two
ushers walked well forward and took a
position on the second chancel step. The
bride, leaning on the arm of Lieutenant
Parker, followed. Mrs. Dirnmick carried
a handsome white silken j prayer-book,
with an embossed polden. cross on the
cover. "-..' h; „ I
As the party appoached the chancel
General Harrison came down the steps
to the floor to receive his bride. With a
gracious movement she extended her right
hand, which the groom clasped in his left.
Then the couple ascended the steps to the
center of the altar, where they knelt in
prayer. General Tracey and Lieutenant
Parker followed, the former standing to
the right of the groom and the lieutenant
to the left of the bride. It was a pretty
picture, beautiful in its simplicity. The
reading of the Protestant Episcopal
service was begun. Both faced the minis
ter and listened intently to his words.
When the usual question was propounded
to the groom ; "Wilt thou have this woman
to be thy wedded wife?" etc., the general
responded in a subdued, almost inaudible
tone. When the same question was put to
the bride she answered in a clear, musical
voice.
In response to the question, "Who
giveta this woman to l>e married to this
man?" Lieutenant Parker stepped for
ward. Taking the bride's right hand he
plat --I it in the general's left. The minis
ter smiled pleasantly, gently removed Mrs.
Dimmick's hand from the clasp of the
general and motioned the lieutenant to
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1896.
The New Bully and the Old— Boss Rainey : "Don' you trifle with my gal."
I place it in his (the minister's). Mr. Par
ker complied, and then the groom made
the usual promise that "I plight thee my
troth," the bride in turn making the same
vow. Tho minister at the same time
joined both their hands. As the minister
uttered the words, "Those whom God hath
j joined together let no man put asunder,"
the bride and groom turned about and
faced each other. General Harrison stood
j erect, with his left hand behind his back
i and his unused glove dangling between
! his fingers.
The final words that made them one
were pTonounced at seventeen minutes to
l 6 o'clock. Dr. Brown shook hands with
| both and offered his warm congratula-
I tions. The ex-President then extended
his right arm to his newly made bride,
and to the s>offc strains of the "Tann
hauser" wedding march they filed down
the center aisle. They were immediately
followed by the ushers. Next came Lieu
tenant Parker. As he reached his pew he
gave his arm to Mrs. Parker, who stood
, awaiting him. General Tracy followed,
! he taking Mrs. Pinchot from the pew on
' the right. In this order the wedding pro
cession marched down the aisle, the guests
! following behind. On reaching the vesti-
I bule thr party returned to the tower-room,
! where wraps were donned. The party at
! once left the church and retired to their
carriages.
During the ceremony the intermezzo
from Mascagni's "Cavallerla Rusticana"
was rendered on the organ with artistic
effect. The moment the bridal party en
tered the assemblage rose, and remained
standing throughout the ceremor.y. The
deepest interest was manifested, and
every movement of the contracting couple
was noted. As the bride and groom
marched down the aisle after the cere
mony Mrs. Harrison bowed pleasantly to
her different acquaintances. The stern
expression depicted upon her usually
pallid face had faded away, and was sup
planted by a bright smile. The general's
face bore a calm, satisfied expression.
The bridal party was driven to the resi
dence of Mrs. Pinchot, 2 Gramercy Park,
where light refreshments were served.
Here the bride and groom donned their
traveling attire. Soon after 7 o'clock the
party re-entered their carriages and were
taken to the railroad station in Jersey
City. They boarded the private car of
Vice-President Frank Thompson, which
was coupled to the regular 7:50 r. m. train
west, and the bride and groom left for
Continued on Third Page.
SPANISH FORCES ARE
TAKEN BY SURPRISE
Defeated by the Insurgents in a
Hot Fight Among the
San Bias Hills.
DEADLY WOEK OF MACHETES.
Passage in the House of the Concur
rent Resolutions Urging Recog
nition of the Cubans.
HAVANA. T'-ra, AprH <J ..•■Mli^nct
, reached this city of a fiprht that occurred
j among the hills around Ran Bias, near
I Cienfuegos, province of Santa Clara, be
| tween the column commanded by Colonel
Vasquez and a body of insurgents. The
latter occupied an elevated position,
! which gave them a decided advantage
over the Spaniards, who were taken by
surprise. The troops claim that the rebels
used explosive bullets. However this
may be, it is known that the Spanish were
defeated after a hot light, losing many
| killed ana wounded. Among the latter
1 were Colonel Vasquez and Lieutenant
Buron. At one time during the engace
, ment the insurgents charged upon the
| troops with machetes, inflicting heavy
| losses.
The official account of the fight says the
insurgents lost twenty-one killed and
three wounded, while the Pjianish loss
was sixteen wounded. The report says
the insurgents were defeated, but like
many otter of the reports issued by the
Government it is utterly unreliable. The
insurgents, na stated, completely surprised
the troops and utterly routed them. The
newspapers here report that Gomez with
4(X)0 men is going to the Siguanez Valley.
A court-martial held at Matanzas has
sentenced four prisoners of war to death.
They are Timato Mesa, Jose Gonzales, Ra
mon Gonzales and Salustiano Fresneda.
Twenty-four prisoners were to-day de-
ported to the Isle of Pines. Ten of them
were convicted of political offenses, while
the others were ordinary criminals.
J. Fkank Clark.
CONFIXED JA" MOKRO CASTLE.
Many Political Vriaone.rn and Suspect*
Awaiting Trial.
HAVANA, Cuba, ApriJ 4 (via Tampa,
Fla., April 6).— Two hundred and twelve
men are confined in two cells of Morro
Cagtle. They are political prisoners or
suspects, awaiting trial. Some have been
there a week, some a month, some a year.
Two are Americans. One is a British
subject. There is a boy of 14 years, born
in Spain and not long enough in this
country to dream of rebelling against the
Government. There are men bowed in
years, younc men, merchants, professional
men, clerks and farm laborer", all gathered
in and thrown together without much evi
dence of their having aided or taken part
in the insurrection. In the Cabanas fort
ress close by and prisons all over the
island are other unfortunate?. In times
of war foreigners, newspaper corresDond
ents and tourists are supposed to
b« !«hnt out. of Spanis'.: prisons,
but relatives and friends are ad
mitted to Morro Castle on Sundays and
Mondays. Each cell is about twenty feet
wide and 100 feet deop. They are of stone
ceiled above, and more like subterranean
tunnels than abodes for human beings.
They are damp and filthy and infested
with worms. Nothing in the shape of
chairs, benches or beds i* i>rovided. There
are, however, hooks foi -•• ./ hammocks,
but as there are 108 men in one room and
104 In the other, over half the number are
compelled to sleep on the stone floors.
Water is furnished twice a day in square
cans, which once contained kerosene oil.
Regular army rations are served. The
sanitary arrangements are vile.
One of the prisoners is Lopez Coloma.
In the early days of the rebellion, like
Juan Gulberto Gomez, who died in Ceuta
prison, Coloma presented himself when
Captain-General Callija issued his procla
mation granting amnesty to all insurgents
who surrendered. He has been in prison
over a year, has neither been deported nor
given a trial, and stands a good chance of
dying in prison. Another of the prisoners
is La Dislao Quintero, an American citizen
of the peaceful precincts of Guatao, who
was taken prisoner in his own house
and shot in the arm after capture.
He never took part in the insurrection.
Another prisoner is Manuel Francisco
Aguero. He claims to be an American
citizen, and, although he was arrested in
July, 1895, the American Consul said he
had never heard of the case. Aguero is a
general manager of a circus and nearly <X)
years of age. He speaks English and says
he is a citizen of the United States. He
says he has taken no part in the war, and
was arrested in Guarara, Havana province,
July 13 of last year.
Consul Williams has agreed +o inquire
into his case. There is a British subject
in Morro who has been there about four
months, but as ho is informed that he will
be released inside of a week he does not
desire his name mentioned. Nearly all of
the 212 are white. One is a smooth
cheeked Spanish lad of 14, who was a clerk
in a store in a small town in the interior
of Havana province. He left the position
and was walking along the road to Havana
when arrested, charged with being a rebel.
In the casements of Morro are other
political prisoners, besides the 212, and in
Cabanas, Sanguilla, the only American
who has had a trial, is still confined.
Cepero, an American who has been in
Cabanas two months, is now at the Pre
sidios Prison, Havana. He will be taken
to .Santa Clara for trial. The two Somil
lans, father aW son, have been released,
after about six weeks in prison, there being
no evidence against them. They are
Americans and are well known in the
tobacco trade.
JiELLIGEREJSCT IS URGED.
Adoption by the House of the Concurrent
Cuban Resolution*.
WASHINGTON D. C, April 6.—Accord
ing to the arrangement made Saturday,
the House to-day voted on the report of
the conference committee recommending
the adoption of the Senate resolutions re
garding Cuba, instead of those recently
passed by the House. They were agreed
t0— 245 to 27. The affirmative vote would
have been ten or twelve greater, but the
several gentlemen who had general pairs
with absent members did not feel at lib
erty to vote, although it was stated that
the absentees were themselves in favor of
the resolutions. Several members lost
their votes by being out of the House when
the roll was called.
The text of the resolutions follow:
Resolved, That iD the opinion of Congress a
condition of public war exists between the
Government of Spain and the government pro
claimed and for some time maintained by
force of arms by the people of Cuba, and that
the United States of America should maintain
a strict neutrality between the contending
powers, according to each all the rights of
belligerents in the ports and territory of the
United Stutes.
Resolved, further. That the friendly offices of
the United States should be offered by the
President to the Spanish Government for the
recognition of the independence of Cuba.
These are the Senate resolutions con
curred in by the House.
Hitt (R.j of Illinois, chairman of the
Committee on Foreign Affairs, demanded
the regular order — the vote on the ques
tion of agreeing to the report of the com
mittee on conference recommending the
adoption of the Senate resolutions regard
ing Cuba instead of those primarily
adopted by the House. On that Tucker
(D.) of Virginia demanded the ayes and
noes and they were ordered.
The result was announced: Ayes 245,
noes 27 — so the report of the Conference
Committee was agreed to. The galleries
united with members in applauding the
vote. The following 13 the vote in detail:
Ayes: Republicans— Adams, Aitken, Aldrich
of Alabama, Allen of Utah, Arnold of Penn
sylvania, Avery, Babcock, Baker of New Hamp
shire, Barham, Barney, Bartholdt, Birch,
Belknap, Bennett, Blue, Bishop, Broderick,
Brorawell. Brosius, Brown, Brumm. Burrell,
Burton of Missouri, Burton of Ohio, Calder
head, Cannon, Checkering, Clark of lowa,
Clark of Missouri, Codding, Colson, Connolly,
Cook of Wisconsin, Cooke of Illinois, Cooper of
Wisconsin, Corliss, Cousins, Crump, Curtis of
lowa, Curtis of Kansas, Curtis of New York,
Danford, Dayton, Dewitt, Din^ley, Dolliver,
Doolittle, Dovener, Eddy, Ellis, Evans, Fair
child. Fenton, Fischer, Fletcher, Foss,
Gamble, Gardner, Gibson, Graff, Griffin,
Griswold, Gr&svenor, Grow, Hadley, Ha
ger, llainer, lialterman, Hanley, Hardt,
Hardy, Harris, Hartmau, Hatch, Henth
wole, Hemenway, Henderson, Henry of Indi
ana, Hepburn, Hermann, Hilborn, Hill, Hitt,
Hooker, Jlopkins, Howe, Howell, ilubDard,
liulifk, Hull, Hunter, Huff, Hurley, Hyde,
Jenkins, Johnson of California, Johnson of
Indiana, Johnson of North Dakota, Kerr,
Kieier, Kirkpatriek, Knox, Kuth, Lacey,
Leighty, Leisensing, Leonard, Lewis, Linney,
Linton, Long, Loudenslager. Low, Mahaney,
Mahon, Marsh, McCall of Tennessee, McClure,
McCormick, McLachlan, Meikeljohn, Mercer,
Miller of West Virginia, Milliken, Milnes,
Miner, Mondell, Mosley, Murphy, Noonan,
Northway, Odell, Otejen, Oversireet, Payne,
Pearson, Perkins, Phillips, I'ickley, Powers,
Prince, Pugh, Quigg, Ray, Reeves, Reybourn,
Kobinson, Royse, Russell of Connecticut,
RauiT, Tiering, Seranton, Shafroth, Sherman,
Smith of Illinois, Smith of Michigan, Southard,
Spalding, Sperry, Stahle, Steele, Stephenson,
Steward of New Jersey. Stewart of Wisconsin,
W. A. Stone, C. W. Stone, Strong, Sulloway,
Taft, Tawney, Taylor, Thnmns, Towne, Tracey,
Treloard, Updegraff, Van Horn, Van Voorhees,
Winger, Wurner, Watson of Ohio, Wellington,
Wilbur, Willis, Wilson ol Idaho, Wood, Wood
man— 18r>.
Democrats— Abbot, Bailey, Bell of Texas,
Buck, Cathings, Clary, Cooper of Florida,
Cooper of Texas. Crowley, Cummings, I)e Ar
raond, I)enny, Dinsmore, Dockery, Hart. Lnti
mer, Lawson, Layton, Lester, Livingston, Me-
Cleilau, McCreary, McCullocb, Mcitearmon,
McLtuiriu, MeMullin, Mcßae, Meredeth, Meyer,
Mlhs, Money, Ogden, Otey, Owens, Patterson,
l'endleton, Richardson, Payers, Pparkman,
Spencer. Stokes, Strait, Sulzer, Talbert, Tate,
Terry, I'nderwood, Walsh, WAghiugton, WooU
ard, Yoki'M — 54.
Populists — Haker of Kansas, Kiell of Colo
rado, Kern, Shuford, Rtroud— s.
Silver! te— New-lands— l.
Total, 245.
Tie negative votes were cast by Arnold
of Rhode Island. Atwood of Massachu
setts, Black of New York, Boutelle of
Maine, Daniels of New York, Draper of
Massachusetts, Gillett of New York, Gil
lette of Massachusetts, Grout of Vermont,
LeFevre of New York, McCail of Mass
achusetts, Moody of Massachusetts,
Poole of New York, Simpkins of
Massachusetts, Wadswurth of New York,
Walker of Massachusetts, Walker of Vir
ginia and Wright, Republicans; Berry
of Kentucky, Black of Georgia. Culberson
of Texas, Ellett of Pennsylvania, Elliott of
South Carolina, Lockhart of North Caro
lina, Tucker of Virginia, Turner of Georgia
and Tyler of Pennsylvania, Democrats
Dispatches from Madrid stating that it
is expected in official circles there that
President Cleveland will sign the Cuban
belligerent resolutions, but will postpone
givincthem effect by a proclamation, indi
cate that the nature of the resolutions is
not even yet understood at the Snanish
capital. As repeatedly explained, they
are "concurrent resolutions," not "joint
resolutions," and under a practice which
has grown up in recent years in Congress,
concurrent resolutions do not require ap
proval or disapproval by the President,
who may act upon them or not, as he
chooses, but in no case is he called upon
to sign them. Similar resolutions adopted
by Congress in connection with Armenian
affairs, January '20 last, remain unacted
upon by the President.
SPAXIARDS ARE IXniOXAXT.
Declare That They Prefer War to
Humiliation.
MADRID, Spain, April 6.— The news
papers here are deeply indignant over the
adoption by the American Congress of the
resolutions recognizing the belligerency
of the Cuban insurgents, and the com
ments are very bellicose. They support
the proposal that has been made to raise a
national subscription for a volunteer fleet.
The Heraldo declares that the Spaniards
except Senor de Lome, Spanish Minister
at Washington, believe that Cleveland
will not r ecoenize the Cubans as bel
ligerents. It adds that if the United
States means war with Spain tne latter
would prefer it to humiliation.
OAKCIA AXI> ARMS LAXDEIt.
Colonel Xunez Tell* of the Sucergt of the
liermtida's Irip.
NEW ORLEANS, La., April 7.— Colonel
E. Milo Nunez of the Bermuda filibuster
ing expedition which sailed from New
York for Cuba arrived here to-day on the
steamer Breakwater from Belize.
Colonel Nunez declared that the Ber
muda's cargo was safely landed in Cuba as
well as General Garcia and his men at
Aserradero, fifteen miles from Santiago.
Thence tiie Bermuda went to Vera Cruz
for a cargo of bananas.
She was unable to land all her arms and
am munition as the appearance of a Spanish
cruiser compelled her to leave. One hun
dred anri seventy men, however, disem
barked and the guns and ammunition
were discharged.
The Bermuda will load with a banana
cargo and sail to New York.
The Honduran authorities took posses
sion of the arms on the Bermuda, but did
not disturb her, and treated Colonel Nunez
cordially.
Won by the AH mi.
NICE, France, April 6 — The yacht race
sailed over the course from Nice to Monaco
and return to-day was won by the Ailsa.
The Satanita was second and the Britan
nia third.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BANDIT HAINES
HAS CONFESSED
Dan McCall's Accomplice
Exposes the Visalia
Plotters.
DESERTED HIS FRIEIT&.
He Was to Have Assisted in the
Attempted Train Hold-Up,
but Weakened.
BRITT'S STORY CORROBORATED
Lovren and Ardell Declared to Have
Been at the Head of the
Ro'jD2r Clique.
VISALIA, Cat,., April fi.— John Haines,
the accomplice of Outlaw Dan McCall, Si
Lovren and Charles Ardell in the at
tempted robbery of the Southern Pacific
overland train near Tulnre three weeks
ago, has confessed. For several days
Sheriff Merritt and his subordinates have
held the secret of the conspirators, and
the evidence against the men who planned
the raid, ending in the killing of McCall
and the wounding of Officers Daggett and
Heed, is complete. The officials had not
given the confession publicity for reasons
of their own, and it w:is not until a Salva
tion Army member told the story to-night
that it became, known that Haines had
weakened.
Uaines was a Salvation Army member,
and until a month or six weeks ago was
known as an earnest worker for the cause.
About that time he became intimate with
Lovren and Ardell, the proprietors of the
Deadfall saloon, who are now in ]&'A on a
charge of having planned the attempted
hold-up and supplied arms, ammunition
and masks. Haines became a ready tool
and he was to have accompanied McCall
on the trip which ended in the outlaw's
death ; but at the last minute, after Hainen
had supplied McCall with giant powder
with which to blow up the safe in the ex
press-car, he deserted McCall. He now
gives as the reason for having weakened
that he feared treachery on the part of
Lovren and Ardell and wanted nothing
more to do with them.
Haines' confession rorroborates the
story o^Me Britt, who betrayed the plot
to tht M, »ori*ies. In an interview with
a Call Correspondent, held two days after
the tragedy at Tagus, Britt said:
"About two weeks ago he (McCall) told
me that everything was arranged; that
Lovren and had everything com
pleted and the prospect for a rich job was
in sight. McCall, Haines and myself
never conversed on the subject at the
same time. Sometimes McCall and Haines
would talk over the scheme. Haines and
myself often talked about it, but not as
much as Dan and me. I never spoke to
Lovren and Ardell and to no other person
but Haines and McCall. I understood that
the men in town would watch the move
ment of the Sheriff's men.
"On last Tuesday afternoon— the day
before the robbery — Dan drove over to
Haines' place to talk with Haines and see
if he was still in the mood to stand in on
the proposed robbery. On his return he
seemed to be put out. and said they did
not have an opportunity to talk. It was
not long before Haines drove up to our
cabin with giant powder. McCall and he
had a long talk. After Haines' departure
Dan told me that Haines would be on
hand.
"That night Dan went to town and
brought out the shotgun with him. Wed
nesday noon the 'two six-shooters were
brought out. Between 7 ana Bon the even
ing of the attempted hold-up, some one
brought out the rifle. Dan met them in
the field near the gate. Dan was over
joyed at the news he had heard — just
laughed and danced around. Then he be
came impatient and concluded that Haines
would never come."
According to Britt, McCall waited as long
as possible for Haines and then left in
company with Britt to board the overland.
Britt deserted him at Tulare, and McCall,
left alone, but undaunted, attempted to
carry out the programme arranged by the
conspirators.
Captain Jennie Barnhart of the Salra
tion Array corps here is satisfied at last
that Haines is guilty. She and her soldiers
refused to believe him guilty at first.
Haines joined the army here about the
second week in January and was sworn in
on February 6. For nearly a month ho
remained faithful and attended regularly,
though he lived about eight miles in the
country. Then he changed in his actions.
He seldom came to the meetings and his
heart was not in the services. On the Sun
day before the attempted robbery Haines,
his wife and eldest daughter took part in
the army street march and the services in
the barracks. On the very night of tne at
tempted robbery he hitched up and drove
over to Tulare, a distance .of nearly twenty
miles, to attend a Salvation Army jubilee
in that town.
AN IRADE FROM THE SULTAN.
The Wholesale Expulsion of all Christian
Missionaries From Armenia Said
to Be Ordered.
LONDON, April 6 .—The Dailr News will
to-morrow say it learns from the highest
authority in Constantinople that the Sul
tan has prepared an irade decreeing the
expulsion of all Christian missionaries in
Armenia.
A dispatch from Constantinople says the
local officers at Bitlas have secretly ex
pelled from the place the Rev. fieor-e
Knap, who was ordered to proceed to Con
stantinople to answer charges of sedition
and murder made by Turkish officials.
Mil! Meet in St. Louis.
CHICAGO, 111., April 6.— The officers of
the National W. C. T. U. decided to-day to
accept the invitation tendered by the St.
L/Ouis Union and supported by the Mayor
and Business Men's League of that city to
hold the annual convention of the National
body in St. Louis from November 13 to IS,
inclusive.

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