The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 13, 1894, Image 1

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PUBLICITY in journals that
are on the up
ward jump.
newspapers. $
MEN Don't tie up with
down- at- the - heel
& Petition In Court to Declare tbe Company's
Charter Void.
Attorney General Moloney Files Pa
pers Declaring That the Pullman
Corporation Has Usurped the
Powers of a Municipality and Has
Exceeded Its Rights The Fight
Against the Soulless Corporation
Will Be Determined and Unyielding.
Chicago, Aug. 13.
HT 1:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon
A Attorney-General Moloney sp
irit peered in tbe office of tbe cir
LTU enit clerk of Cook county and
tiled a petition covering sixty pages of
type-written legal-sap paper askiug for
a bill in equity against the Pullman
Palace Car company, and culling upon
It to sbow cause wby it should not be
prohibited from doing farther busiuess
under tbe laws of tbe state.
It is charged by tbe attorney-general
that tbe Pullman company is doing a
score of things in its corporute capacity
that is not empowered or authorized to
do. Its right to own and maintain tbe
big Pullman building on the lake front
in wbish the headquarters of the De
partment of the Missouri of the United
States army is situattd is direetly
attacked. It is further charged
that in violation of law the Pnllmau
company ii operating enterprise, in
. eluding theaters, botels, water works,
electric light plants, and gas works;
that it is conducting real estate enter
prises by building, owuing, leasing and
renting dwelling bouses, and that by
engaging in one or all of these enter
prises it is exeeedisg tbe power and
authority conferred upon it by the act
of legislature under which it is operat
ing. Tbe powers whieh the state has con
ferred upon tbe Pullman Palace Car
company are expressed in section 4 of
its charter, which, as set out in the at
torney general's petition, reads:
"The said corporation shall have
power to manufacture, construct and
purchase railway cars with all conven
ient appendages and supplies for per
sons traveling therein, und the same
may sell or uae. or rjermit to be used
in each manner and upon snob terms
as the said company may think fit and
proper. "
Tbe restraints upon its powers are
contained in section 6 of toe chapter,
which is:
"It may be lawful for the company
hereby incorporated to purshase, ac
quire and bold snoh real estate as may
be deemed necessary for the successful
prosecution of their business, and may
bave power to sell and convey tbe
Tbe company, the attorney-general
says, praotically baa usurped all the
fiowers and functions of a municipal
ly. The making and selling of gas,
the establishment of water works, and
all tbe powers usually attaching to
cities bave been assumed, it is charged,
without warrant or authority of
law. Another thing attacked Is
the ownership of stock in the Union
Foundry and Pullman Car Wheel
works, its charter, according to the
petition, giving it no power to own
stock in other corporations. It is
hurged that the Pullman company
furnishes power to tbe Allen Paper
Car Wheel works, which is no part of
tbe business of a company incorporated
to constrnct and run railway ears.
Tbe petition concludes:
'The attorney general for and In bs
naif of the people of tbe state of Illi
nois prays the court here for leave to
file an information in the shape of a
quo warranto against the said Pullman
company, and that it be required to
appear at a set day to show by what
warrant it has misused its powers and
franchises, and by what warrant it has
assumed, and still assumes, to exercise
tbe aforesaid powers, privileges, and
liberties and franchises, and to show
eause why Its charter should not be re
voked." The action taken by Attorney Gen
eral is said, means a "fight
to the finish. The attorney general
left the city as soon as tbe petition was
filed and no information was given out
t bis office as to bis whereabouts. A
bearing on the petition will be bad a
week from next Wednesday, Aug. 22,
but it is not determined what judge
will bear the ease.
And Died on Bit Way to the Hospital
from 6tab Wounds.
Camden. N. J., Aug. 13. -After
spending the evening drinking with
some companions, John R. McCurdy,
aged 27, a resident of ,Cramsr hill,
started for home shortly after mid
night, but unfortunately for himself in
passing a notorious hoos at 102 Me
chanics street, kept by a Mrs. Bott, bis
attention was attracted by the noise
of a fight going on within. McCurdy
bad drunk enough to be quarrel
some and he forced his way into
the bouse with tbe avowed intention of
joining in tbe row. He found several
men fighting and be took a band in
the fray and was speedily thrown ont
of tbe bouse. Shortly afterward he
was found bleeding on the sidewalk,
and while being taken to the hospital
An examination of his body showsd
three stab wounds, and death probably
resulted from Internal hemmorrhnge.
Tbe police visited tbe bouse sad ar
rested John Eckbardt, George Bott and
James Kelly. Tbe police believe Eck
bardt Is tbe man who used toe icuiie.
Terrible Fat of the Tollers In Polish
Coal Xflnee.
Warsaw,' Aug. 12. The extensive
coal mines near Dom brows, govern-iH-nt
of Gradno, bave been burning
since yesterday afternoon, The fire
was startid by an explosion of gas
when tbe full toros of men was under
ground. The main shaft was wrecked,
and comparatively few miners have
been rescued.
Tbe latest teport is that several hun
dred men are entorobaJ in the mines,
and that all hope of saving them has
been abandoned. Tbe mines are owued
by tbe Franco-Italian bank.
TJi'Jmt Attack Upon a Newipapsr Rs
portar Occutoa Much Sympathy.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Pittston, Pa.. Aug. 12. Consider
able comment has been occasioned by
the return of the jnuketeers. They
strenuously deny the impsachaont of
their fidelity of duty made by the Troy
newspaper which has figured so largely
in this episode; but In the face of tbe
amusement which tbe junket has ex
cited these denials fall flat.
There is a feeling of sympathy, how
ever, for tbe newspaper man who ac
companied tbe counsllraeu on their
jaunt. He went us a matter of busi
ness in tbe capacity of an iudividual
citizen, and yet has, in csrtsin quar
ters, been subjected to ridicule and
censure for deiugs in wblob be had no
more part than that of the witness who
sees and writes. Tbose wbo thus uu
justly attack hiin should reflect that
were it not for tbe newspaper publicity
which has been given to this junket,
many things might bave occurred more
damaging to the eauic of municipal
reform than those things that did oc
cur during tbe celebrated councilmauio
tour which came to an end last Thurs
day. As for the official particioants in the
junket, tney are bearing from tbe peo
ple, and will doubtless hear further
from them in the course of time.
Mr. Pullman Proposes to Turn His
Starving Employes Out of the
Company Houses.
Chicago, Aug. 12 Mr. Pullman has
decided to turn tbe strikiug tenants
into the streot. He made up bis mind
yesterday to evict them at their homes
this week. Legul papers, which must
be served on tbe starving strikers as
a prliemiuary to settiug their goods
into tbe street were understood to be iu
course ef preparation la Attorney Run
nel' office under positive orders of Mr.
Pullman. Second Vice-President
Wicks confirmed tbe report Unit the
tenants would bs put out of tbe bouses
as soon as the compauy could get rid
of them.
Tbe excuse given for turning strik
ers out of their homes is that the
bouses are needed by new workmen
wbo bave taken tbe places or strikers.
There aro now nearly 400 vacant
bouses in the various kinds in Pull
man, as many as will bs needed by new
men for some weeks.
Should tbe compauy carry out its
programme in this regard, and there is
little doubt that every striker wbo
does not go to work will be put out.
tbe town of Pullman would be almost
wholly depopulated. It would be, say
tbose wbo bave watched the course of
the whole trouble, tbe most cruel evic
tion this countrv has ever seen, if not
one of the most heartless recorded in
it seems Inevitable that no leas tban
5,000 men, women and child
ren will be turned into the streets. At
least 1,500 strikers are tenants of the
buildings of the company, most of
them men with large families. Few, if
any, of them bave paid a dollar of rent
since tbe strike was declared. Meet of
them are on tbe point of starvation
and so poor tbey could not pay an ex
pressman for hauling their goods out
of town.
Th strikers have steslily avoided
discussing tbe possibilities of eviction,
sltbough they were warned that it
would snrely come. They have been
hoping the trouble would be settled in
some way that would not drive tbem
from the town.
Tbe sitnatlon at Pullman yestsrday
kept on getting worse for tbe strikers
who still bold out. Nearly one thous
and new men wern employed from
down town and 100 additional ones
engaged to report to-morrow. Th
company will tuen nuve nearly i,iuu,
or within 800 of tbe number it expects
to work this winter. Tbe large pro
portion of tbem are new comers.
A Lanoaattr Mao Shoots Els Next Door
Lancaster. Aug. 12 Frank B. Shib
ley. a well known school teacher, was
shot and probably fatally injured this
afternoon by Ueorge Simmons, bis next
door neighbor. Simmons whs drunk
'and imagined that Shiblcy was too in
timate with bis wife. Tbe ball lodged
in Sbibley's bead and tbe physicians
have thus far been unable to find it,
Sinmons, who is 63 yesrs old and a
orominent engineer, was arrested and
beld to await the result of Shibley's
injuries. After bis arrest he said he
intended te kill his own wife as well as
Traotlon Oars Stopped for Want of
Lancasmr. Ang. 12. All the eleo
trie cars of tbe Pennsylvania Traction
company were compelled to stop run-
nine this afternoon owing so iue ex
haustlon of tbe city water supply. A
new seotion is placed in the main feed
Dine from tbe pumping station to iue
reservoirs, which, it is expected, will
be completed tonlgbt.
In the meantime tbe city is without
water; although the reservoir is full of
water, it is beld in reserve in the event
of fire.
Conoeal Their Faoie with Masks aad
Whip a Off-no fleas Woman.
Grantvillb, W. Va., Aug. 12. At a
lonely place neur Alinnor forty masked
men tnlded the cabin of a women
named King, and dragged her from her
Dea in her night clothing. i
Tbe men stripped her, and while one
man held uer bands the other thirty-
nine took tnrns at giving her two blows
eaoh witu hickory swltebes over ber
bare back. Sbe was left senseless on
tbe ground.
Outcome of the Tariff Muddle Is Yet i
of Conjecture.
The Situation Remains Unchanged
With No Hope of Improvement.
Friends of a Tariff Reform and
Those Who Desire to End the Sus
pense Now Look to the House for
Relief They Urge the Members to
Accept the Senate Measure and End
the Deadlock.
Wasiiinotom, Aug. 12
TIIE week just eudd left the tariff
bill banking in mid air. What
its condition will bi by the time
the present week is ended, th
most sanguine politician will not pre
dict, There is u strong hope, how
ever, thnt the time for action has
arrived, and that the long and exaeed
ingly tiresome struggle is about to
oettse. The situation has become
clear to a certain extent, for it is
no longer a question of choice be
tween the senute bill and the Wilson
bill bnt between the senate bill and the
Mckinley law, The action of the sen
ate on Saturday in going iuto executive
session to shut off debate was accom
plished only by a tie vote and that wus
reached by the votes of the two Louisi
ana senators who the day before voted
on a similar question in the opposite
direction. Mr. Stewart on the Repub
lican side of the chamber, despite the
entreaties of bis colleagues, refused to
remain and as tlio clerk began to call
the roll left tbe chamber without a
pair being provided.
At the conference of tbe conserva
tives and the steering committee of the
Democrats on Saturday tbe opinion
was general that tbe Hill resolution
wonld puss by a good majority if a voti
is taken, and it was believed then that
a vote would be reached tomorrow
afternoon. A member of ths conferrees
on the part of the senate said this af tr-
noon that if the senate passed that reso
lution the conferrees would certainly
bring in a disagreeing report aud the
senate would bold that it had the bill
before it euljuct to its action. What the
action will to there is no contrarity of
views, as Democrats aud Republicans
alike now admit that if the bill gets
before tbe senate again it will be de
feated. A RACE FOR TIME,
Democrats who want to see some
sort of a tariff bill passed by this con
gress look to the house for their poli
tical salvation, and tbe situation now
appears to be a race for time. Too house,
in caucus, will be urged to take up the
senste bill and ascept it as it came to
that body and thus end the strug
gle, some of the Democratic authorities
on parliamentary law in botb branches
maintaining that this can be done le
gally altbongb tbe bill is now in con
ference, tbnt, at least its show of legal
ity would be as good as that contem
plated by ths senators in demanding a
disagreeing report on the bill so that
they muy kill it. Tbe action of the
house caucus is, therefore, fraught with
mush importance to the future of the
tariff bill.
No business of any kind can be dono
in tbe senate nutil this struggle is un
raveled, for there appears to be enough
votes to keep tbe matter before tl.e
senate a ceitain number of hours each
day, It is said that by Monday it will
be proved to the Louisianna
senators that they cauuot gut
the bounty wiuoii, it is as
serted, tLe house conferrees have
promised tbem and that as soon as they
know this they will again vote as they
did before on all motions intended to
help defeat tbe bill. Tbe debate in tbe
senate on Mr. Hill s resolution will be
gin promptly after some routine morn-
lug business on Monday, aud when it
will end cannot be foretold.
Leading Democrats wbo are leagued
with ths administration in this issue
say that there will not be any effort at
filibustering aguiust it. The only item
of business arranged for tbe bouse this
week is not, strletly speaking, honse
business at all, but is of general import
ance and value because of its possible
effect upon tbe business of tbe house.
That is the caucus of Democratic mem
bers called for 10 o'elock tomorrow
morning to determine npon a policy to
be pursued with respect to tbe tariff
bill. Upon the issue of that cauens may
and probably will largely depend tbe
subsequent proceedings or tbe bonse.
If it shall be determined that busl
ness is to be will undoubt
edly be proceeded with along the lines
that bave been followed during tbe
past few weeks. A few committees
still remain on tbe list of applicants
whioh have not been awarded a day
for the consideration of business re
ported for them, and the committee on
rules feel inclined, if the opportunity
and time remain, to grant the same
privileges that other committees bave
enjoyed. Friends of the proposed new
publio buildings in New York and
(Jhloago are pressing tor a day in wblcb
those project may be considered and a
vote reached on tiie question of author
izing their construction,
Under tbe rules tbe committee on
the District of Columbia may ask for
tomorrow s session to consider its busi
ness, and Chairman Heard says be will
endeavor to secure tbe passage of some
bills of pressing looal Interest.
Christian Missionaries Maltreated by
Heathen Hobs.
San Francihco, August 12. The
steamer City of Pekin brings details of
tb destrnctiou of tbe American Pres
byterian church at Shuklung, near
Canton, th mention of which was
contained in tbe Oriental mail. It
seems thnt anti-missionary riots began
in the urefectural town of lung Kan
in June, as the result of the posting of
plaoards containing vile charges
against Christians The niob appeared
in Shnklung on June 19, and pulled
down tbe churoh.
Luckily, all the missionaries escaped,
bnt a Chinese convert, Kting lap, was
overtaken, braten to death end bis
body thrown into the river. Several
Christian families in the vicinity were
sul jicted to indignities aud robbed.
Some soldiers then appeared on the
scene aud effected the arrest of two
The next nolnt of attaok was the
Romun Catholio ouurcb, Taose inside
the church fired at the mob and beld
them at bay for some time. At this
juncture a squad came and dispersed
the mob, thus saving the building
from sharing the same fate as the
American church.
On June 2 tbe church at Sam Kong,
a village of Tssn Shiog, wus sacked,
snd a girl sged 10, belonging to a native
preaolier s family, was curried away.
Fortunately, in the middle of the night,
tne Christian brothers were able to
secretly open the door of the bouse
where tbe girl bss been tauten, and sbe
was conveyed safely to Canton.
Simultaneously with this disturbance
an anti-miisionary demonstration took
placs at Liu Pou. Under cover of
lsrkness a native preacher, with bis
family, bad to seek safety in flight.
The church, however, was left un
molested, as it was owned by a man of
tbe powerful Wan family, wbo pro
tected the Minding.
lu Tung Kuug City the vilest aud
moil exciting rumors are current, and
uad It not been for tue proximity of
the Church of th Rheuisb mission to
the Manderiu's rusideucs, and for tbe
dally protection of Its premises by a
tquad of soldiers, who bad been applied
lor ny tb missionaries ut an early stage
of the riots, it would in all probability
have to be added to the list of demol
ished churches iu this disturbed dis
A comnluiut against the Tuug Kung
magistrate has been til -id with the
American consul at Canton, and an in
vestigation will bo made.
In a Recent Battle at Wei-Hai-Wei
They are Obliged to Retire with
. Heavy Losses.
London, Aug. 12. The Central Nws
correspondent iu Shanghai says that
th Japanese made a second nttMtnpt to
disperse the Chinese fket at Wei-lloi-Wei,
on the Chinese coast, to gain ac
a. a to tbe port.
After an obstinate ficiht thy were
compelled to retire. No details of the
losses of Chinese or Japanese in this or
Thursdays'! naval encounter can be ob
tained lit this time.
List nigbt a Jupuneso fl'ot attacked
Port Arthur, tbe station of Cbtnus r'ei
Wang snuadiunl Tbe Japan bom
barded the town heavily, but were un
able to gain any advantage. Event
ually tbey were forced to draw off.
Their losses bave not been ascertained
in Shanghai,
Tbe Japanese are reported to have
lost h.-avily, though it is nut knowu
that they havo lost any of their ships.
There is no news to indicate which
fleet has the advantage.
Its Citizens are Humiliated at the Ac
tion of Dr. Stephens, Who Disap
points the Historical Pilgrims.
Nayack, N. Y. August 12 All Rock"
land county fells humiliated by the
action of Dr. Stephens, of Tappan, in
refusing last week to allow the histor
ical pilgrims, while they were at Tap
pan, to enter the old '70 stone house
where Mnj r Audre was imprisoned
while awaiting bis execution. Other
historic points in the little village, in
cluding Andre Hill, where the spy was
executed; Washington View Park,
where Washington's army was en
camped duriug tbe Revolution, and at
present owned and occupied by Mrs.
Mary E Barber, great grandaughter
of a captaiu in Washington's army,
were visited.
But the old stone house was kept
closed, and while the pilgrims had a
longing to see tbe interior of the
ancient structure, used as a tavern in
1710, they were obliged to leave Tap
pan without having their desires in
this respect gratified. A fsw days be
fore the pilgrims cssus, S. Chase, a
resident of Washington View park,
called personally upon Dr. Stephens to
ask permission for them to inspect tbe
old stone bouse, but tb doctor is
reported to have suid that if they
wanted to sss it so badly they might
raise money enough in tbe crowd to
buy it and put it in repairs.
tbe old stone honse is one of the
most important relics of Revolutionary
and Bute-Revolutionary times, For
years Dr. Stephens bus refused to al
low anybody on tbe property, and at
one time be built a high board feuoe
around tbe house. Tbe wicked little
boys of Tappan, bowsver, objected to
this fence aud gradually they carried
It away, piece by piece, until tbe last
vestige of it was gone. Tbe building
is now in a shaky condition, aud not
many more years will elapse before its
walls will full iu.
A Tramp Serioaslv Itjured on the Penn
sylvania. Harrisburo, Pa., Aug. 12. About 4
o'ciouk this afternoon a broken axle
caused the wreukiug of ten freight oars
near White House, on tbe Pennsylvania
Michael MeGrath, one of three
tramps who were stealing a ride, fell
between tbe cars and was so badly used
up that both arms were amputated at
tbe City hospital. McQrsth's home is
at 1033 Park place, Brooklyn.
A Street Railway Engineer Klllsd at th
Fowsr Hons.
Tkrrb Hactb, Ind., Aug. 12. F.
Bosley, night cngiueer lit tbe Street
Railway company's powerhouse, was
instantly killed lust night by a curreut
of COO volt of electricity,
lie accidentally leaued against one
of the muchiues while cleaning it. ,
Their Eatbusiam Slightly Dampened by the
Drenching Rains.
A Quiet Day in Camp Dress Parades
and Reviews Dispensed With Gov
ernor Pattison's Opinion of the
Troops The Programme of Exer
cises Today Officers in Command.
Special from a Staff Correawmdcnt.
Camp Crawford, )
Ghttysuuro. Auu. 12 f
EEPING- skies uud mud covered
soldiers are th features of
camp life today When the
Tuirteeutb reached here Satur
duy morning the duat lay six inelies
deep on the roads leading to the old
batllvhold, but today the mud is sev
eral inches deeper than was the dust on
the previous day.
Captain F. W. Still wall, of company
A was rogimental ofliuur of the day
Saturday aud Lieutenant Frank Rob
ling, of company C, commander of the
guard. No sooner were the boys
located in their tents after arrival
than guard mount was announced fur
3 o'clock. Rogimental drill occurred
at 4 and at 0 p. iu, liress pnrado of the
Third brigade by regiments was
watched with interest by Unneral
Gobln and members of his stt.lf.
The total mt-mbersiiip of tbe
Third brigade is 4,8;;S of
which the Thirteenth bus 470. Iu
camp is located where Pickett's men
I'oruK'd for the lust desperate churye.
Tbe First brigade is on the ground in
front of win-re Wiloox held his uieu,
while tbe Second briga.le is on the
ground mad historic by the presence
of Pender. The cavalry, artillery and
regular United States troons are nuar-
tered ou the other sidn of the battle-
held near Cemetery Hill with division
headquarters on the rebol side'of the
battlefield directly opposite the Bloody
This morning rain bpgin to fall at
4 a. m. and bus continued all day
Adjutant W. S. Millar was selected to
mount the Firet brittade guard this
morning, but the raiu prevented as
well us tbe evening dres? parade. Tbo
rain also prevented the outdoor reli
gious services coutomplatsd. Last
night Rev. Charles Smith, colorod, of
Montrose, who accompanied Company
U , deliverod a fervent exhortation to
ttie members of that company.
Csptain-H. a (Jhase of Company C
was regimental officer of the day and
Lieutenant B. D. Corwin of Compunv
A regimental commander of the
guard. Dr, W. O Fulton was brigade
medical ouiuer of tbe day Minor John
P Ernest of the Fourth regiment was
officer of tn day, und tomorrow Major
(ierst will fill tbe same important po
sition. Lieutenant Coionel Hotfman of
the Eighth regiment was oftioer of the
day aud Colonel Wetherill of the stuff
of General Snowden's staff officer.
Tomorrow inspection will besinjthe
Thirteenth regiment will be tbe first
called upon to undergo that ordeal
Tbe Twelfth, Fourth an I Ninth regi
ments of the lhird brigade will also
be inspected tomorrow afternoon.
Over ten soldiers were in tbe guard
house Saturday nigbt for visiting
Uetlysburg witnout permission. John
Mitchell private of Company F, will be
court martUled for making threats
against Officer of the Dsy Frod. W
Slillwcll 011 Saturday.
Governor Puttison and staff, his
troops as escort, arrived from Harris
burg Saturday, duBt-covered and weary,
They made the journey on borset.,cK,
The governor epeut today quietly iu
camp in bis tent adjoining General
Snowden's. To a Tribune reporter to
night he expressed bis admiration of
the splendid showing the citizen sold
iers of tbe state make in cum p. ''My
only fear," said the governor, ''is that
the very disagreeable weatbor today
will cause some suffering and much
annoyance and tend to mnr tbe sueoeas
of th eucampment. It has abolished
the dust, however, which is something
to be thankful for," concluded the
governor, with a smile, as Generul
Snowdeu approached to cluim his at
tention. J. F. M
Thirty Persons on Trial for Anarchy
Eackpe Convlotlon.
Paris, Aug. 12. Th great anarchist
trial ended today in the acquittal of all
th thirty defendants on tbeoharge of
anaroby. ibree ot tbe prisoners, bow
ever, were found guilty on other
The morning session of the court was
devoted to the finishing of the speeches
for the defense, ihe prisoner, Jean
ttrave, made in bis own behalf a short
but impressive statement, concluding
with the words: "My communism is
Proudhon. It belongs not to the bis
tory of crime, but to that of thought "
The prisoner Sebastian Faure spoke
eloquently. "Aly only crime, be said,
"is preaching, like Christ, uuivereal
ha poln ess.
Bustard, Bernard and Cherlcetti also
spoke briefly.
The presiding jndge submlttod sixty
questions to the lury. After two Hours
deliberation the jury acquitted all the
prisoners or auarcuy, uui uuuviuteu
Ortiz of bnrglary and Chericotti aud
Burtanl of receiving stolen property.
Ortis was sentenced to fifteen years
imprisonment, Chericotti to eight years
at bard labor and iiertanl to six
months imprisonment. In the case of
Uertani the sentence is tantamount to
release, inasmuch as he has already un
dergone six months detention.
Altoona Dank Director Still Yearn for
Cashier Gardner.
Altoona, Aug. 12 It was learned
tonight that the directors of tb Srcon
Naiiounl bnnk are making an t-ttjrt
cuptnre II, A. Uaroner, their Uelt.
lug cashier, as to uie rzsct ampun
of money stolen, no one knows at the
present time, and perhaps no one ia
a oie to give a good guess except isanK
Examiner Miller, who is warking at
the books and keeping hie month tiicbtly
As day succeeds day, however, and
no statement ia given ont, the public
estimates continue to increase, and it
now generally thought that the 1
mount stolen by Gardner will exceed
LaBt Hundred Miles of the Great Relay
Bun Easily Covorsd.
Denvi-r, Col.. Aug. 12-The last 100
miles of the great relay bicycle race
was covered under the moBt favorable
oircumstuncos A clear sky, little or
no wind, aud a smooth hHni roud that
was an inspiration to the flying wheel
men, who forged ahead at a gait that
would have don credit to a locomotive.
The sand storm which the Nebruska
riders ran into last nigbt was a
most unfortunate occurrence. It de-
ayed tna race several hours and pre
vented it being completed iu six days,
as was anticipated yesterday wben tbe
news that such excellent time was be
ns made iu Eistern Nebraska was
received here. But west of Julesburg
this moruing the sun found the mvsi-
tlents m-esage moving steadily west
ward sixteen miles per hour.
1 he couriers arrived at Cneyenns at
o.'.'j'J p. m., where the best riders of
that city received it with a second s
loluy and were off for tbe south like
he wind liie road from there to
Greely in Btnootb and hard with oc
casional hills or slight rises giving tbe
men ncuauc tor an occasional 1 coast.
Ihe Cheyenno boys were ereeted a few
uiilns north of (ireely by an escort of
local wheelmen, who set a killing paee
on toward their city, arriving there at
7 17 p in. Tue pouch wus transferred
to the Denver boys with the same celer-
ty with which it has been changing
hands ever since Monday noon and the
remaining filtv-two miles of tbe course
was covered witout incident.
The message carried the 2.037 miles
by the wheelmen was as follows:
War Df.pahtmicnt, Sioxal Oi-kk k, )
Washington, L). C. Am:. 0. 1MU. t
To Brigadier General McD. Cook, com-
mamiing 1110 department ot Colorado,
Denver, Col.
Uknkhai.: Tbe chief fdsnnl officer ot the
army bends you official greetings in thin
mcsMagf, which he hopes nna believes will
be transmitted more than half way across
the broad confine of the United States
in shorter time than has ever be
foro been possible through tha nhvsi-
cal PlTorts of man aloue. Undertak
ings of this character which tax human
endurance to the utmost for this pleas
ure 01 cuccess atone ana not lor pecuniary
reward, uuur well for the future of
American manhood, and thus for Ameri
ran commonwealths and the union which
they constitute.
lours very truly,
A. W. Greely, chiof signal officer
and brig, gen., U. S. A.
Wheu the ui-Hsaire was received
Governor Waite wrote to the president
notifying him ' that it had been de-
lvered without 'iceident and Gener 1
C 10k sent a similar letter to General
The Heroine of the Famous Breach
of Promise Suit Has Signed a
Contract with Mr. Roberts.
New York, Aug. 12, According to
the Herald, Miss Madeline Pollard,
whoso recent breach of promise suit
Rgainst Congressman W. C. P. Breok
inridge gave her widespread notoriety,
is to go on the stage. She has just
signed a ooutraot for a forty weeks'
senson with the unusual privilege of
renewal, with Mr. Nelson Roberts, for
many years connected with Mr, Daniel
rrohuiaus business forces.
Miss Pollard will make her profes
sional dubut early in Oetober, probably
111 c;nicago, ana later win appear in
this city. The manager of a promi
nent theater here is now making efforts
to open time for her. Ths play in
whieh she will appear is not yet de
cided npon, but Mr. Roberts told me
last night be had in contemplation a
new work which contains a strontrly
emotional character, which he consid
ers just suited to bis star.
"i met Miss Pollard, said Mr. Rob
erts, whom I saw at tbe Hotel Marl
borough last night, "abouts month ano
on a tram coming from Ilultimorc.
Soon afterward I entered into negotia
tions with her which nave resulted in
thiscontruct. Last Wednesday night
I took her out to a small town near the
city and tried her in a little piece
called 'Tennye.' She really surprised
my expectations.
"Miss Pollard has been living quietly
here in this ci ty for the last four weeks,
but today she went down to a small
beach to spend a few days. A well
known actress is with her giving ber
lessons lin stage technique. I would
like it clearly understood that we do
not inteud to 'boom' Miss Pollard by
ber connection with tbe breach of
promise suit. She has always had an
ambition to become an actress.and now
she believes that this is tbe only pro
fession left open to ber. Sb has taken
the advice ot A. M. Palmer and
Frank Sanger, both ot whom hay
commended her purpose of going on
the stage. The play in which sbe will
appear will have no reference whatso
ever to the receut trial. I shall sur
round ber with tbe strongest company
I can engage, and on this aud on her
talent as an actress I bass my hopes of
success. "
Coxeyits WiUbt Set at Work by Mary
land Officials.
Baltimore, Augnst 13 Wordsn
Moor of the Maryland II 0 use of Cor
rection intends to give the Coxeyites an
opportunity to make good roads. On
Monday morniug the Coxeyites who
were arrested at Hyattsville last Thurs
day and sentenced to throe months in
in Bridewell will be put to work on
widening a private road from Jessups
to tbe lnstitntioa. When this work is
completed other employment of Bimilar
cutiraoter will be undertaken.
P Washington. Aui. 13. Fortcatt
for eastern I ennjileatit'o, fair,
warmer, east winds, becoming
SMithtrly. For western Pennsylvania,
Summer Sale
One case Webster 10-4, Scar
let and Blue Borders,
One caso Kenwood 11-4, both
White and Gray, Borders
Scarlet, Blue and Orang3,
One case Reliance 11-4, both
White and Grey, Borders
Pink, Blue and Drab,
50 pairs Hampden 11-4, All-
wool and Shrunk, Borders
Pink, Blue aud Lemon,
One case Eio Vista, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders Pink,
Blue, Lemon and Drab,
30 pairs Sacramento, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders rink,
Blue and Drab,
Crib Blankets in all sizes,
with latest pattern bord
ers and colors.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ays.
Wholesale and Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reillf k Davies
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That neatly-fitting, easy shoe.
Wben low prices rule as now tbey do,
Wbo would deny hi in self the newf
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ia needed you are promptly
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408 Spruce Street.