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TILE ARGUB. TUESDAY.
BOLD SIU EDWARD.
A "Straight Tip" Given the
Prince of Wales.
IS THE SAME BOAT WITH CUMMING.
Th rialntifr tnnnwl in the Itairaral
Stamlal Nearly Lifts the llalr
front the Heads or His Listeners Out-amt-Out
rtertaratinn That sir W illiam
Cannot He til'ven the Army tiraml
Btnuu-e Wit limit onie Very litin
Kulhel Company tomment on the
liOMMix. June . If there was any one
in the audience at the Cutnniinn trial yes
terday who thought there wa a divinity
that heIi:es about a kinr. that pewiTs
faith in royalty received a rude shock
when Sir Edward Clarke uttered word
that will make the cae one of the most
famous in the hitory of British law.
There wa a .oensat ion when a few days
avro one of the juror arose and ques
tioned the Prince of Wales, but it was
nothing to the stir that Sir Edward's re
marks rnused. Sir Charles Kussell, coun
sel for the defendants, closed hi speech
yesterday morning, ami it p.es without
Ravine that it was a brilliant effort. A
efiti:re of his seech and U of the whole
trial had teen the freUent reference to
Sir Edward Clarke as "solicitor general."
the evident imputation leing that he was
htiireaped by his official position.
Not That Kinl of Man.
Sir Edward took early occasion to al
lude to this and to inform whom it micht
concern that he appeared in the case as a
Iwrrister an-1 not as solicitor general, and
w,-.uld do his duty regardless of the conse
quence to persons, high or low. It had
leen bruited aliout that the purpose of the
Prince, of Wales' continued presence In
court was to restrain any comment by the
lawyers on his imsition relative to this
case. He i.Sir Edward i would not lie in
fluenced to tmer one word more or less by
tht f.resptite. Then came the thunder
clap, that made the aristocrats present
orVtheir eyes. Sir Edward quoted the
assertion made by Russell that if the jury
acquitted Cummings the army would take
the matter tip and strike his name from
Knuch on Wales ami 'Williams.
Ju a voice that could le heard by every
one in court Sir Edward said that if the
officials of the army did this it would lie
impossible for them to leave on the army
records the names of the prince of Wales
and (ien. Owen Williams, the latter of
whom was one of the guests at Tranby
Croft when the alleged cheating took
place, and was also prominent in obtain
in Cuniming's signature tothe document
; he was forced to sign. Sir Edward then
"eit on to say that there wasnothine in
rthethartre that could not tie explained by
' T?ir William s system of play. The I'rince
of Wales had condemned an intimate
friend wfthont a hearing-
The u title Influence of Royalty.
Looking the prince in the eye. Sir Ed
ward a.sked what the reason was that re
quired the signing of the document It
was to save the prince of Wales. There
was the strange and subtle influence of
royalty to di-tate Cnmming's acts. The
influence which had adorned history and
made many a knight do an nnknlghtly
and dishonoring deed to save their king,
Iiecause they gave their honor as freely as
they would give their lives for the'in
terests of tbe dynasty, to conceal the
foibles of a prince Slight applause which
. a, checked The document was signed
to save the prince from scandal. The
motto of the Cumming was -Without
Fear." The nlaintiff had gone into the
witness Iki.x without fear, confident that
file: ."Verdict of the jury would wipe the
stain from his record of noble service in a
Sacrificetl for the Prinre.
Sir William fiordon dimming was loyal
to the prince He was willing to sacrifice
himself in order to save the reputation of
one ihe recollection of whose friendship
will always lie bright in his memory. Then
turning to th jury Sir Edward said: -It is
too late to undo much of the mischief that
has lieen done." Then facinc the prince,
and looking directly iu hi face. Sir Ed
ward said: "It may lie too late to save the
r-putation of some mentioned in this case,
but not too Ute to prevent the completion
of tbe-sarrifice of a gallant officer" At
the aniH-lusion of Sir Edward's speech the
court adjourned for the dnv.
. GOSSIP ABOUT THE CASE.
Camming the ietim of a Conspiracy
MM-ial Death to the Wilsons.
Li'l"1- June ! Almost the sole topic
of fc.i versation here js the attack of Sir
E lward Clarke upon the Prince of Wales.
Sympathy is not altogether with Sir Ed
ward, for the Prince of Wales is person
ally popular. Ou the other hand there is
a strong and growing feeling that Gordon
Cumming is the victim of a conspiracy
which has had another motive liesides the
preservation of honor at cards, and that
the Wilsons have rather sought than
avoided the notoriety attendant ujion the
The Wilton Day About Over.
The evidence of their plebeian nr.tece
dents.ua compared with the family rec
ord of tiordou Cumming, has caused a
feeling against them in that aristocratic
society in which they have Wen attempt
ing to hold their own. and the general
opinion in clubs and lobbies is that, what
ever the outcome of the trial, the Wilsons
will never again shine in high society.
The Prince of Wales is evidently deter
mined to save them if he can, and he has
caused young Wilson to be elected to the
Marlborough, which is known as the
prince's private club. This, however,
does not mean an open sesame for the
young man to club society in London, for
the prince has found before now that Lon
don clubs will not tolerate his dictation,
and that is one reason he started the Marl
borough, where he could reign supreme,
in the company of the cads whom he some
times chooses for associates.
1'osslble Outcome of the Suit.
The outcome of the trial is a subject of
wide articulation. The jurors are mostly
Londgrprttadesnien. A verdict satisfactory
to the firtnee would be to the personal in
terest of any one of them, for there is
nothing a London tradesman loves so
much as to put the royalty or princely
arms on his' bags and his boxes. Cum
ming, therefore, has powerful influence
against 'him. On the other hand, the
naturul English sympathy for the under
one in'the tight is with him, and jurymen
are not as subservient as some years ago.
THE UJN01S LEGISLATURE.
Much Itusiness Done in the Housd A
Little Hreeie in the Senate.
SrRixuriELD, UK, June 9. The house
was at work again on time yesterday, and
the first thing done was to defeat the bill
giving the Chicago Pasteur inst tute
f..t0 per year to be used for indigent pa
tients. An appropriation of $"2,500 was made
in favor of Jacob Schmidt for the loss of
an eye by the sesault of a convict at the
Chester when Schmidt was gtiard there.
The bill requiring milk dealers to iive
bond to farmers for payment was read the
third time and passed". The bill to pre
vent child labor took the same course, but
the bill providing further protection
against the incarceration of sane persons
in asylums failed.
1'rotection forjthe ltees.
The bill prohibiting the spraying vith
poison of trees in bloom was passi. It is
for the protection of bees. The bill com
pelling the examination of mine managers
and that providing for interest on install
ment assessments were passed, as vere
several others of less general interest.
The senate got into a wrangle over the
5-cent car fare bill, which was refer -ed,
but an adjournment stopped the row. Lit
tie other business was done. Time is get
ting short, as adjournment is to tiKe
LABOR MAKES A KICK.
Ami the Indian Children at a Train ng
school are Ont of a Job.
Washington Citt, June 9 Some time
since the managers of the lieet sugar sta
tion at Norfolk. Neb., requested the c m
missjoner of Indian affairs to allow t he
Indian children at the Genoa training
school to pick the weeds from the beets
and generally make themselves usefal.
The commissioner heartily indorsed the
proposition and notified Superintend, nt
Kackus of the training school at Genoa to
make necessary arrangements and pre;ia
rations to transport the children to X ir
folk, which Is only a short distance. He
fore they had started, however, the citi
zens of Norfolk, principally the labor ele
ment, at a meeting held to take action in
regard to the matter, adopted resolution
vigorously condemning the plan. This
infurmaftun was contained in a cormuriui
catioa to Commissioner Morgan, wno
thereupon notified Superintendent Back is
to make no further arrangements and
allow the matter to drop.
The Lords Passes the ltehring Sea Bill.
London, June 9. The bouse of lor Is
passed the Behring ea bill yesterday. Ir. a
speech on the bill Salisbury said that Can
ada had consented to an order in coun il
f irbidding the killing of seals in Behrii.
sea by British subjects, on two conditio:.
First, that arL rat ion shall proceed; sec
ond, that compensation shall be paid "C
the owucrs of lishing vessels sustaining a
loss through the action of the government.
Whether the government could persuad e
Canada to pay a part of the compensate n
Lord Salisbury did not know, but it wj-s
impossible to defer action until that dif-
i ficulty could lie solved.
Mow Time on the Race Tracks.
Chicago, June St. The feature of all the
race meetings this season, except at Mor
ris park, has been the slow time, and no
where has this been the case more than t
the West Side meeting in this city. Yes
terday was a dry day; there was no mu 1
anywhere, but the following is the record
at the West Side course: Ethel, 1 miles,
2:01; Blaze Duke, mile. 1:M; Ormie. U,
miles, 1:52; Kolley Bolley, K mile, l:oc:
Ivanhoe, mile. l:2R"-a'.
A fast I S miles was run at Buffalo yes
terday by Troy 2:4'i while it took Bel i
sarius at Gloucester 1:43 to get over .
The Trial of Editor Elliott.
CoLfMFts. O.. June . I the Elliott
trial yesterday two witnesses testified that
Elliott had threatened, prior to the j-hoot
ing. that in case Osborn or Levering pub
lished anything derogatory to his wife and
family he would kill them. Their testi
mony was unshaken by rigid cross-exami
nation. Elliott's family was in court foi
the first time, and his wife and five chil
dren occupied seats near the prisoner and
Oldest Graduate Nam Tale.
New London, Conn.. June a. Judge
Charles Johnson McCurdy died at his
home in Lyme yesterday. He was born
Dec. T, 17'jC. and is said to have been the
oldest graduate from Yale, having taken
his L.L. D. from that college in 1MT. He
served in the legislature ten years and one
year in the senate. Iu lsM he was United
States minister to Austria. He was ap
point 1 judiie of the sujierior court ia
1s-j. and in lsiVJ to the supreme bench.
Tried a New Method of suicide, jii
PuiLAl'ELPHlA.June v. Henry McGratb ;
sprang an early and new method of sui-
tide Sunday on the unsuspecting Camden I
police during the absence of Chief Dodd
iu Kansas. Henry Smith, the assistant
janitor, caught him earing the buttons
o3 his trousers and swallowing them, and
then trying to force the garment down
his throat. When it was torn away from
him he was black in the face and gasping
The New Dominion Cabinet.
Ottawa, Out., June . The political
situation is lieginn ing to assume definite
shape. Sir John Thompson is the almost
unanimous selection of the Conservative
memliers of the commons and senate f'.r
premier. Hon. Mr. Abbott, who has been
urged for the jKisition, has stated that he
would only accept it when no other man
is possible. The cabinet will tie recon
structed, and the strongest men are to be
taken from each province.
More Trouble for Gen. Kauni.
New Yor.K, June 9. A special to The
Herald from Wabhington City says: Rep
resentative Cooper, of Indiana, who
brought about the investigation of Pen
sion Commissioner Kaum last winter, has
collected new evidence against the com
missioner, and will urge that the matter
be reopened when congress meets in De
cember. He purposes doing this whether
Kaum resigns in the interim or not.
The Estate of Barnnm the Showman.
Bridgeport, Conn., June 9. The
estate of the late P. T. Barnum, as shown
by inventory taken by the appraisers and
filed in the probate court, is estimated as
follows: Personal property, fl,as5,5Sft;
real estate, r-Mtltf.aSJ, making a grand
total of 4,-W,53y.
Female Burglar Sentenced.
Boston, June . Lizzie Witherell, the
female burglar who broke into the house
of Mr. Frank A. Colley, in Cambridge last
February and stole jewelry worth $1,000,
pleaded guilty yesterday, and was sentenced
to ten years in the house of correction.
John Wanamaker Tells His Re
A DENIAL OF PUELISHED CHARGES.
The Connection of the 1'ostmaster Gen
eral's Firm with the Finnic Only That
of Depositor What He Knows of Bards
ley's Operations Story of a Ileal In
Reading Stuck in Which He AVas Vic
timized by the Kobbers to the Extent of
Philadelphia. June 9. Postmaster
General Wanamaker appeared yesterday
liefore the sub-committee of councils that
is investigating the affairs of ex City
Treasurer Bardsley. The knowledge that
he would appear gave additional interest
to the proceedings. Mr. Wanamaker was
accompanied by his son and brother. Mr.
Wanamaker had a roll of manuscript in
his hand, and stated that he had prepared
and proposed to read a statement in an
swer to all the allegations which have con
nected his name with the Keystone bank,
and give a complete account of his trans
actions with that institution! Before he
began his reading Mr. Wanamaker ex
pressed hoje that the committee would
ask him any question they desired. The
reading and subsequent questioning oc
cupied au hour, during which time Mr.
Wanamaker remained standing. When
he had finished many persons stepped for
ward and shook his hand.
The Firm's Relation with the Hank.
Mr. Wanamaker liegan by stating that
he was connected with the bank only as a
depositor; he had never had any official
connection therewith at all. His firm had
an account with the bank, the aggregate
of the deposits during November and De
cember, and January, February and
March of this year, amounting to ?l.'2ta.
All of this was checked out. with the
exception of a very small balance. It had
Wn charged that Mr. Watiauiaker's ac
count had been overdrawn, but this was
not true. Ti.e firm gradually reduced its
deposits after the December run. and
when the lank closed it hail very little to
its credit. His position did not give him
any advantage in learning the real situa
tion about the bank, and the reduction of
the deposits was only due to the exercise
of ordinary business prudence.
First Knowledge of the Robbery.
He never knew until after the December
run that John C. Lucas, the president of
the Keystone back, who died in August,
lsss, had robbed the institution of SI'S,
"'. The firm had obtained up to Febru
ary. s;i, from the liank. discounts
amounting to f.V,UKi; all oa single-name
paper At that time President Marsh
aked them for $"i.om of their paper, not
for the Keystone bank, a-s they understood
ir, bin for country banks or other of the
bank's correspondents. The request was
complied with, and for these loans 6 per
cent, interest was paid.
Obtained I'nder False Pretence.
They subsequently learned that none of
the paper went to any country bank. He
denied that he ever interfered to influence
the comptroller of the currency to keep
the bank open or to appoint a receiver.
He had nothing to do with the action of
his brother in going bail for Marsh;
neither had he ever any business transac
tion with City Treasurer Bardsley. There
is little doubt that this fttUM) advanced
by Marsh personally was a portion of the
state funds which City Treasurer Bards
ley gave to Marsh to place for him.
THE DEAL IN READING.
A Transaction That Did Not Turn Oct
Mr. Wanamaker then took up the sub
ject of a transaction in the stock of the
Reading railroad in which he figured
quite prominently. Mr. Wanamaker was
one of a syndicate of PLiladtlphians that
undertood to buy up all the Reading
stock that was held by people who were
inimical to the reorganization of that
road. They did this to preserve the inde
pendence of the Reading property. Mr.
Wanamaker invited Pre-ident Lucns, of
the Keystone, to join him in the specula
tion. Ved Bank Mock as Collateral.
There was only a verbal agreement be
tween them, and the contract was to the
effect that Lucas was to jersoally sup
ply certain sums of money as Mr. Wana
maker callel for them, and to deposit the
same to his personal credit in the Key
stone bank. AcooriiinL-ly he drew checks
oa that account for 'm?.i. Upon several
occasions Lucas brought Wanamaker
stock of the batik to Use as collateral in se
curing Eioney for these purchases, as Lucas-
claimed it was not convenient for Lira
to furnish cash at the time.
Lucas Violates His Promise.
As a result, when Lucas died. Mr. Wana
maker had 2.515 shares of hank stock.
After Lucas' death he found the bank
president had not made the deposits to his
(Wanamaker's? credit as he had agreed,
and that his account accordingly stood
overdrawn i".i.i.i. He immediately made
good this money. Then it was that Mr.
Marsh and Mrs. Lucas appeared and tried
to induce the witness to surrender to them
the bank stock, which he refused to do
unless they should make good his loss in
the Reading railroad deal, which had
turned out badly.
The Stock an Over-Issue.
Marsh next told him he believed the
stock was an over-issue. That was in De
emlier last, but Mr. Wanamaker refused
to believe this. He said he looked upon
-his statement as an extreme effort to get
possession of the stock. It was not until
after the bank was closed that he surren
dered the stock, because then it was value
less. Being a collateral holder under the
law, he could not be assessed upon the
Hock, hence any supposition that he
Irted with the stock to avoid an assess
ment was without any foundation in fact.
Can Look at Hit Book.
Mr. Wanamaker also stated that he
I ever obtained a political contribution or
conation of any kind from the bank or its
officers. Mr. Wanamaker, before leaving
tie stand, promised to supply the commit
tee with all his books and papers.
Hardly Worth Mentioning.
Nashville, Term., June 9. W. E. Min
cain, individual bookkeeper at the Amer
ican National bank, is a defaulter to that
institution to the extent of about fl6,000
or 17,000. Minchin has been in the em
pi oy of the bank for the past six years,
and until very recently had the confidence
of the officers of the bank.
Dr. HVphrev' specutcs tie sclemincally and
carefully iirepared prcscrlinluna : used fr many
years in private practice whii sue-ce&s.and for-OTer
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