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THIS ABQUb. SATURDAY JULT 11, 1891.
So Says Postmaster General
A HEW STATEMENT MADE PUBLIC.
In Which the Defaulting Trrusref
Makes Farther .Charges Against Wana
maker and Include a Couple of Eminent
Editor In Ilia Imputation The Port
master Central's Reply, and "Also His
Explanation of Matter Developed in
the Investigation Since lie First (-te
Philadelphia, June 11. The Bardiley
in-vestigatfrig Committee held another ses
sion yesterday at which Postmaster Gen
eral . Wanamaker attended and testified
concerning his transaction with the Key
atone bank, and a 'statement made by ex
City Treasurer John Bardsley to Editor
McWade, of the Ledger, was made public.
Outside of a reiteration of the statement
he made to the court this latter statemeut
goes into the question of Mr. Wanamak
er's alleged connection with the Koystcme
bank and makes a number of charges.
Bardsley says that Marsh told him that
Wanamaker demanded $100,000 for the
ver-issned stocks which he held and, not
getting it, upset the plan for re-organizing
the bank. It was not until Wanamaker
was threatened, with counsel prosecution
that he gave up the stocks.
A not He Charge Against Wanamaker. .
Bardsley also said that Marsh came to
him in March, 18S0, and said that Wana
maker wanted (300,000 at once, and when
Marsh said he did not have that amount,
Wanamaker "told him where he could get
it," presumably of Bardsley. The latter
therefore let Marsh have the money, and
Wanamaker got it. Bardsley als-o charged
that Col. McClure, of The Times, and
William Singerly, of The Record, were
implicated in deals political and commer
cial by which they were to profit by get
ting gas stock, etc, for value received in
way of advocating certain deals.
Wanamaker Again on the Stand.
Postmaster General Wnnamaker. who
had entered the room while Bardsley 's
statement was being read, then stepped
forward and requested that he be allowed
to testify. "I have," said he, leeu anx
ious to appear ever since the question was
raised regarding the stock of which I pre
viously testified." In answer to questions
he said that his interest in the Key
stone hank arose out of his acquaintance
with President Lucas, and his brother
when they were young merchants, lie
stated that he never pledged the over
issued stock after he was told it was an
over-issue, and it was out of his hands at
the time. He did not know II. H. YsrJ
and had never met Mrs. Lucas but once,
and that was at an interview about the
Bardsley's Story Absolutely False.
He was asked to give an account of what
transpired betweeu him and Marsh at
Washington and did so, stating that Marsh
asked him to assist the bank and he de
clined, saying matters must take their
course. Mr. Wanamaker said that the
balance 'of iils'firm in the Keystone bank
at-the time of the run was ilO.000, and
when it closed it was much larger. The
last money received from the bank was
about a year before the bank was closed,
and the last discount was obtained in
tlctober, 1K0. As to. the story told by
Bardsley that he had threatened to close
the bank unless he paid the over-issued
stock and that he had been forced to re
turn it, Mr. Wanamaker sai.k that was
THAT OTHER OVER-ISSUED STOCK.
The Postmaster General Tells What He
Knows About the Same.
Granville B. Haines and Samuel B.
Huey came to Washington to see him
about the over-issued stock, and he told
them that they must settle for it, and that
if they did ntit, in justice to himself he
should inform the comptroller of the cur
rency. After the bank closed he gave up
thestnek. Bardsley's statement that Marsh
obtained from him,&iO0,OCO for Wanamaker
in March, 1890, he said was absolutely un
true, and without the slightest foundation,
and invited the committee to inspect his
books. Mr. Wanamaker was then in
formed by a memberof the committee that
during their ejeanaipation of the stock
book of the Keystone bank they had found
33)0 shares of stock in his name in addi
tion to the 2,615 shares which he testified
had been given him by Lucas to use as col
lateral for a deal in Reading stock.
Part of It Held as Collateral.
"When I appeared before this commit
tee before," said Mr. Wanamaker. 'I con
fined jnyself principally to the business of
the firm in my deals with Lucas in Read
ing. I bad in my head certain private
matters but did not suppose the commit
tee wanted to hear of private operations."
Mr. Wanamaker then again referred to
the 2,515 shares which he bad htld as col
lateral and gave the committee a list of
those be had turned over to the Lucas es
tate. That some of those shares had been
at one time in his name he did not state,
as he had not used them in any operation.
Ia regard to the stock which had been
found in his name 625 shaaes of it, Mr.
Wanamaker, a id, was held by Irvin and
Toland, his bankers, as collateral.
Accounting for the Other Shares.
This reduced it to 2,000 shares of stock.
Of these, five blocks of 200 shares each
were dated March 3, 1S8G, and while issued
in his name the power of attorney had
never been indorsed by him, aud they
could never have been used. Of these
shares he had absolutely no knowledge.
The next lot, five blocks of 300 shares each
were dated four weeks earlier, Feb. 3, 1816.
Be was a director in the Grand Trust Co.,
and Lucas came to him and asked him to
obtain him a loan of $40,000 on the stock.
"I have been just foolish enough," said
Mr. Wanamaker, "all nay life to do those
things, and I got the money on the stock
and gave it to him. A' considerable time
afterward it was paid off by t be Lucas
estate and they got the stock back."
A Scheme of President Lucas.
Mr. Wanamaker also presented the com
mittee with a letter from John I. Lucas,
dated May 28, 1888, inclosing a check to
pay the interest on this loan. "Of the
" other unused five blocks of stock," said
Mr. Wanamaker, "my impression is that
Mr. Lucas at first intended to ask for a
larger loan and so issued them. It was
never used, however, as it could not hae
been without my indorsement. I know
of no other stock, but I remember that
ten years ago when Lucas was securing
control of the bank he came to me and
said be did not want people to know who
certain stock belonged to and for a time
he placed some in my name," In closing
his testimony Mr. Wanamaker read let
.rs from Comptroller Lacey and Assist
ant Secretary Xettleton to show that he
had never influenced nor delayed t he-appointment
for an" instant of a receiver
for the Keystone bank.
THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY.
Ac Early Start of the Convention So
- rletyWork Discussed.
Minneapolis, July 11. The Christian
Endeavor people are early birds. Yester
day the convention met at 6:30 p. to. for a
prayer meeting of half an hour. The
regular morning session began shortly
after 9 a. m., when the New York delega
tion, "which had ; been detained, arrived
and was received with much enthusiasm.
After religious exercises the committees
were appointed, and then a "free parlia
ment" was conducted by Rev. J. A. Rond
thaler, of Indianapolis, and the best means
of society work were discussed. A Chinese
delegate from Texas said: "Chinee come
slow, but hecome sure. I want to takejthis
wonderful story back to my friends."
Afternoon and Evenin Meetings.
Delegates reported the progress of the
work in different parts of the country and
all the reports were very encouraging. A
dispatch sending love and greeting was
sent to Rev. Mr. Spurgeon, who is ill unto
death in England. The meetings in the
afternoon were principally for committee
business. At the evening session a num
ber of addresses were delivered, the speak
ers being Rev. S. J. McPherson, of Chica
go; Rev. I. J. Lansing, of Worcester,
Mass.; Rev. Dr. Barrows, of Chicago, and
Lights Put Out by Lightning.
While Dr. Barrows was speaking a
heavy thunderstorm came up, and while
the delegates were applauding lightning
struck the electric light wires, which
burned a fuse and caused the lights to go
out, the convention ball being left in total
darkness. President Clark quickly arose
and .requested everybody to keep their
seats. The choir then struck up a hymn,
the audience thus being kept nnder perfect
control, avoiding what might have proved
a serious panic.
CO-OPERATION IN THE ALLIANCE.
The Georgia Rranch F.ngaged in a Big
Scheme That Wheat Corner.
Atlanta, Ga., July 11. Great changes
are, it is reported, to be made in the man
agement of the Alliance exchange of Geor
gia. The scope of the central exchange a t
Atlanta is to be greatly enlarged. Co-operative
Alliance stores are to be established
all over the state. The whole machinery,
so it is alleged, is to be supplied by a Xew
York syndicate. This Xew York syn
dicate is said to lie backed by loo,0t"0,6ti.
Its charter is not yet perfected, nor its
haine given to the public. It is to supply
nil the Alliance stores and exchanges, un
less some other concern starts up that can
undersell it. It claims to be able to se
cure superior rates of transportation. It
is to have a sort of branch office in Chi
cago, whic h is to ship bacon, corn, etc, to
the farmers of the south.
Charges it to the Speculators.
Topeka, Kaa., July 11. Jerrv Simpson
was in the city for a short time Thursday.
He attributed the circular reputed to have
l)ten sent out by the Farmers' Alliance, re
questing members of the order to hold
their wheat until the market price reached
$1.25 per bushel, to the bulls on the Chi
cag) board of trade. He added that the
Farmers' Alliance was not engaged "insuch
impracticable schemes." Such a scheme.
however, was undoubtedly suggested last
winter and an organization of farmers for
the holding of their, wheat for better
prices by storing it in warehouses was ad
vocated by Frank McGrath.
PROOF AGAINST JUDGE LYNCH.
A Texan Who Had a Neck That Wa
New York, July 11. The World prints
the following dispatch from Milan, Tenn.:
A Texan named Garrett Hume died here
on Wednesday of strangulation. His death
was caused by the action of a device which
he adopted years ago to outwit lynchers.
Hume was a herdsman on a ranch in south
western Texas eighteen years ago. He
soon became a rich rancher. The coinci
dence that existed between his ac qusition
of wealth and the disappearance of cattle
belonging to others caused an agitation
that resulted in his disappearance.
Put I ! a Job on the Judge.
He went to Galveston, where he had a
silver tube inserted in his throat. Then
he returned to his ranch. In a short time
the lynchers caught him and left him
hanging to a tree. He was not as dead as
they supposed, but got away and began
operations in another part of the state.
A second hanging proved as ineffectual as
t he first, and he went to the Mexican border.
A third attempt came near proving effect
ual, for the lynchers left guards to watch
him. but a negro cut him down next
morning and he escaped to Mexico, whence
he came here several years ago.
Record of the National Game.
Chicago, July 11. League games on the
base ball field yesterday were as follows: At
Pittsburg Fittsburg, 2; Philadelphia, 4.
At Cincinnati Boston, .'; Cincinnati, 2.
At Cleveland Cleveland, 4; Brooklyn, 3.
At Chicago Chicago, 8; Xew York, K
Association: At Philadelphia Athletic,
8; Cincinnati, 3. At Baltimore Louis
ville, 6; Baltimore, 12. At Washington
Washington, 10; Columbus, 4. - Boston
St. Louis game postponed rain.
Western: At Kansas City Denver, 7;
Kansas City, 8. At Omaha Lincoln. 6;
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet Joliet, 4: Daven
port, 0. At Ottawa Ottawa, 1; Cedar
Rapids, 5. At Rockford Rockford, 3; Ot
No Peace Talk in This Speech.
Paris, July 11. M. Ribot, the minister
of foreign affairs, Thursday delivered an
address on the occasion of the inaugura
tion of a new line of railway to Montreuii
Sous-Bois. In speaking of the foreign
policy of the republic, the minister said
that it was inspired by absolute confidence
in the strength of the country, and unfal
tering reliance upon that spirit of nation
al pride which formed the proper basis of
the grandeur of nations. "When," con
tinued M. Ribot, "the country is in dan
ger, party divisions must disappear." A
tremendous outburst of applause greeted
Groan for the Prince of Wales.
Northampton, July 1L At a banquet
jiven at the Masonic hall here in connec
tion with the annual convention of the
Association of British and Irish millers the
toast to the Prince of Wales was received
with a Etorm of groans and hisses, and
fully two-thirds of the guests, of whom
there were 150 present, remained seated
instead of standing np to honor the toast,
as is the usual custom. There were also
fifty ladies present, not one of whom con
descended to arise.
Anoth ir Chapter of that Ancient
THE EDITOR EVIDENTLY VEST HOT
And not a Little Bit Choice or Courteou
in His Language The Action of the
Pennsslvania Delegation Explained
Tlie Tc te for Bamlin Only a Contpll-mentai-y
Blind What Lincoln Meant
by Saying That Swett wa all Right
PHILADELPHIA, July 11. Under the
head of "Spanked and Dismissed," The
Times prints in its editorial eolumns an
open lettsrto John' G. Xicolay, in which
the editor first takes np and explains hit
letter to Lincoln assuring him of his fidel
ity. He says the Cameron people were
spreading it abroad that he (McClure) was
unfaithful to Lincoln, and adds: "The mo
ment I si.w the statement in print I wrote
the letter you quote to dismiss from Lin
coln's ml ad all apprehensions about either
open or passive opposition from Curtin's
friends. Had you stated these facts you
would have been truthful. As you proba
bly did not know of them, you may be ex
cused for not stating tbcm, but your ignor
ance can be no excuse for the entirely false
construction you put upon my letter.
Th Pennsylvania Delegation.
'Equally indeed, even more flagrantly
false is yc ur statement of the minor part
of the truth about the action of the Penn
sylvania delegation to Baltimore in I8C4.
You say that General Cameron cast the
solid vote of the state for Hamlin. Had
you told the whole truth, ignorant as you
seem to be of the force of important polit
ical facts, you would have known that
your assumption that Johnson had no
votes in t be delegation was untrue. Had
you desin-d to be truthful you would have
added that General Cameron cast the solid
vote of the delegation for Johnson before
the close of the first ballot.
Only a Compliment to Hamlin.
'The Pennsylvania delegation was per
sonally harmonious, although divided on
vice president. In the Pennsylvania
caucus an informal vote put Johnson in
the lead, -vith Hamlin second and Dickin
son third. Cameron knew that Hamlin's
nomination was utterly honeless and he
accepted i he result without special grief.
lie urged a solid vote just as a compliment
to Ham! n, and it was given with the
knowledge that it could, not help Hamlin
and that a solid vote for Johnson would
follow. The solid vote for Johnson was
the only ital vote cast for vice president,
and that record, accessible to every school
boy, you studiously suppress to excuse
'What did or did not. or how important
or how ui.important I was as a member
of the convention is an issue that I have
not raised or invited. I stated the simple
fact that Lincoln had sent jfor me, had
urged nie to support Johnson, and that I
had done so. Had Lincoln chosen to con
fide his v-ishes to another than myself I
would nc-t have imitated the secretary
and charged Lim with deceit and falsehood
lecause hi d:dn"t tell me all his purposes.
He did not trust you with what you prob
ably could not have understoodi had he
told you. but that is no reason why you
shonld accuse him of deceit, intrigue and
'writing a deliberate lie.'
Psplaining About Swett.
'He wiote you the exact truth in the
only paper you have as the basis of your
inexcusatle misconception of his language.
In it he suys that !swett is unquestionably
all right,' and the only thing he could have
been right, about in the matter was in his
active op osition to Hamlin's renomina-
tion. Ha 1 you sought the truth as an
honest biographer you could have obtained
it withoun. offensive disputation, not only
from me. so far as I knew it, but from
such living witnesses as Charles A. Dana
and Muntt Halstead, and from the re
corded testimony of General Cameron,
Colonel J orney, and others, who knew
much of Lincoln, and but little of you."
J.he rest cf the letter is abuse.
SOVE OTHER TESTIMONY.
What It Is Alleged That Hamlin Be.
lieved Johnson's Habits.
WASIII GTOX, July 11. It is said that
there is a statement in existence written
by Hanni jal Hamlin himself in which he
declares t aat he believed Lincoln favored
his renon.ination to the vice presidency.
That statement will shortly be published.
Years afr Lincoln and Johnson had
passed away Mr. Hamlin was asked to
give his version of the affair. He consent
ed with tl.e distinct understanding that it
should not be published until after his
death. He prepared a statement covering
about four pages of closely written manu
A Newspaper Man's Knowledge.
Chicago, July 11. William F. G.
Shanks, of Xew Y6rk, is a guest at the
Auditorium hotel. He has been con
nected wi: h The Tribune of New York for
the past t .venty years, and during the war
was a cc rrcspondent of the Xew York
Herald. Xeferring to the McClure-Xico-lay
controversy he said, that of one
thing h; was sure, and that
was that Lincoln knew of Johnson's
dissipated habits as early as October, ISfB,
and knew thereof upon the most undoubt
ed testimc ny. He also said: "I think
Colonel McClure will find he is in error as
to Xicolay 's closeness to Lincoln. Editor
Xoah Brooks, of the Xewark Advertiser,
or John Hay, of Washington, would be
among the best authorities on that point.
Colonel H y was undoubtedly close to the
Navitl Maneuver at lioston.
Bostox, July 11. An attacking party of
twenty-eU;ht boatloads from the battalion
of the Wl itc Squadron yesterday attack
ed and captured Deer island, defended by
two field pieces. It was an "exercise" bat
tle for the purpose of testing the efficiency
of the meaofthe squadron, and was an
entirely satisfactory affair. During the
progress ol the "fight" one of the men de
fending tie garrison forgot himself and
stood up 03 tne hill firing his rifle at the
big ship. He was ordered to drop by his
commanding office, and did so before do
ing any serious damage.
Killed by a Powder Kx plosion.
Vascebjeg, Ky., July 1L News
reached here yesterday that three Ital
ians were fatally injured and one killed
in a powdc r explosion on the railroad, ten
miles souta of this city Thursday night.
Chicago Ha 6,000 Saloons.
Chicago. July 11. Six thousand saloon''
licenses have been issued by the city for
the present quarter
a m-m sal aaa mfM
! w m v M --
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, E;gs,
500 Page Book on Treatment ef Animal
" M and Chart Sent Free.
ctses Fever,Oon'estiB, Inflammation
A. A.I Sninnl Meningitis, Milk Fever.
B. B. Strains, Lameness, Rheamatlam
CC Distemper, asal Discharge
I).I). Bots or Crabs, Worms.
K.E. Coaghs, Heaves, Paramenia.
F.F. Colic or Gripe. Bellyache.
;.(. Miscarriage, Hemorrhage.
H. H. t'riaary anst Kidney Diseases.
I. I. Ernptive Diseases, Mange.
J. K. Diseases of Digestion, Paralysis.
Single Bottle (over SO doses), - - .60
Stable Case, with Specifics. Manual,
Veterinary Cure Oil and Medics tor, $7.00
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, - . 1.00
Sold by Druggists; or Sent Prepaid anywhere
and in any quantity on Beceipt of Price.
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$100 And Upwards
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ISfA full line also of small Musical merchandise. . .
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This new Sample Room is now open for business. Their grand opecinz will occ.r i. :
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