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PCRANTON. PA., SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 25. 1894.
TWO CENTS A COrT.
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Terrible Explosions Yesterday la
LIST OF THE KILLED AND INJURED
Two Terrific Explosions Occur in the
Workings of the Philadelphia and
Reading Coal and Iron Company at
Gilberton Nine Miners Are Seri
ously Injured Exciting Scenes at
rorrsviu-K, Aug. 24. Shortly after
noon today an explosion of gas took
plaoe in the workiuirs of the Puilndel
phia and Reading Coal and Iron com
pony's colliery at Gilberton by which
one uisi-whs killed, one fatally in j an d
and nine other more or less Beriously
buriwd. The killed and injured are as
Frank McCormick, fire boBs of Shonan
uoah, wife and live children.
Lewis Ball, Polish, ngodl8ycar8,driver
boy, ot Shenandoah.
Geokgi Davis, of Gilberton.
Thomas Leahy, inside foreman, of Gil
berton, very badly burned and iu a serious
Enoch Sinoerly, of Gilberton.
James Toojiey, of Turkey Run.
W. Shultz, of Shenandoah.
Robert hehuan, of William Peno
John Kester. of Shenandoah,
Harry buctiANAN", of Gilberton.
William Davis, of Turkey Run.
All of three were burned badly
about the bead, limbs aud body, and
after the resoninc parties had reached
them they were covered with crude
blaok oil, used on car axles. This, to
lome extent, allayed the pain.
There were two distinct explosions.
The first was beard by nun at the top
of the slope,- and inside foreman
Leahy, who was at the top, imme
diately descended and was caught by
the second explosion. Tue news of the
Bccldent spread like wildfire through
the Mahbney valley and in a short
time the vicinity of the mine slope
was crowded with people, mostly
women and children. Nearly- all of
tbem bad fathers, Husbands and
brothers In the mine and their cries
and distress unnerved the strong miners
who were preparing to decern! to rescne
those who-might be alive. It was
feared that all bad perished,' bnt many
am up nnhnrt or stayed down and
helped look for their more unfortunate
Owing to the deadly after damp tbat
always follows an explosion of this
kind and the way the gangway and in
side passages were wreoked the work
of bnnttng for the bodies proceeded
slowly, and was attended with great
risk of life. The explosions took place
in the third lift of the east Buck
Mountain gangway, between breasts
No. 88 and 40, where some of the
victims had been at work robbing pil
lars. CAUSE OF HIE ACCIDENT.
Gilberton colliery is not considered a
gaseous mine, and only one accident of
this kind is reported there from explo
sions In 1892, bat it is supposed a small
body of gas was dislodged and exploded
by a blast, and the falling coal from
the pillar exposed a larger body that
was fired by the explosion of the first.
No account of the accident could be
learned from the men who were at the
point, because those who are alive are
so badly burned they eould uot tulk.
Gilberton colliery has a capacity of
175,000 tone annually and employs 674
men and boys.
IIE WAS A CLAllK.
The Man Who Claimed to Ee Lewis
Armstrong It Identified.
Philadelphia. Aug. 24 The man
who gave his name as Lewis Arm
strong and who was captured Tester-
day on the outskirts of this city while
riding in a bullet-ridden wagon, has
Dsen iuiiy identined as James Ulark,
the head of the notorious Clark fatnilr.
the members of which have systema
tically robbing houses in and abont
frineeton, N. J.
Clark was arraigned before Magis
trate Mllligan to-day and insisted tbat
bis name was Anthonv, bnt con
stable Phillips, of Huutlngton, N. J
identified the nrisoner as Jumna Clark.
and stated that he had a warrant for
his arrest Clark was held in $1,000
uouui io awau requisition papers.
TORTUREO BY ROBBERS.
A Canadian Parmer'a Fast Burned to
Mak Him Give TJp Hie Monay.
Keuptville, Ont., Aug. 24 Yester
day neighbors who went to the house
of William Swords, aged CO, found him
gagged and suffering from severe
burns Inflicted on his feet by four men
the night previous.
Tke robbers Bewared $150. Swords
identified them all. bnt is afraid to re
veal their names as they threatened to
return and kin mm it lie did.
The Cant of a Shooting- Affray at Holll-
HollidaYSBURQ, Aug. 24 Council
nan James Langham and William
Probert. prominent citizens of Duncans
ville. near here, became involved in a
quarrel over a question of municipal
improvement at noon today. Both men
Probert shot Langham twice and
then slashed tbe prostrate man with a
knife, Langham is seriously wounded.
Probert is under arrest.
ABE BUZZARD CONVICTEO.
The Reformed Outlaw Appear to Be a
Lancaster, Aug. 24 Abe Buzzard,
tbe Welsh Mountain outlaw, wno was
pardoned after serving a long term in
Jail and subsequently became
preacher and lecturer, was today con
victed of receiving stolen ;roods. lie
was acquitted of one charge of larceny.
The jury on another charge is ont
and he is now on trial for felonious
entry. Ther are nearly n score of
other charges against tbe accused.
INSANE WOMAN'S ACT.
Attamptt to Foiaon Her Entire Family
With Paris Green.
Hazleton, Pa.. Aug, 24 Mrs. Wa
Cannon, of Sugar Ljuf. while tempor
arily insane today tried to poison her
entire family. She had placed paris
green in tbe collea and bread in suf
ficient quantities to make death cer
tain, A number or goats happened to
be the first to get the bread and their
leaths aroused Mr. Cannons sus-
It was then tnat he discovered
the poison in the coffee which was to
be used for breakfast. An officer was
summoned, aud npon seeing him Mrs.
Canuou went upstairs aud throw her
self out ot the window. Hor intention
was suicide. Sue is now in a precar
STATE OF TRADE.
The Financial Situation for the Week
as Reviewed by R. G. Dun
New York. Aug. 24. It G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade will say
tomorrow: Cbunges during tbe past
week have not been definite nor very
important. The business so long de
layed by tariff uncertainties begin to
come forward, so that transactions in
many departments are larger than of
late, and on tbe whole larger than at
tbe time ot especial stagnation last
year, bat it is still too soon to deter
mine bow far the satisfaction of post
poned demands will set idle hands at
work or raise transactions toward the
normal volume. But it is a healthy
sign that the gain thus far is gradual,
and not spasmodic or flighty in appear
In all the great industries some in
crease in dem ind for products has ap
peared, and in tbe iron and steal manu
facture tbe demand for flnieUed pro
ducts increases, but is at praseut not as
large as the capacity of tbe works
wnicn nave endeavored to resume
operations, so that their competition
results in prices nearly as low as have
been reached at any time. Several
more furnaces have gone into opera
tion notwithstanding the scarcity of
water supply at Connellsville, and con -
sequently of coke, and prices of pig
iron are not further depressed.
About 1,W)U,(MU,(JUU bushels is now
the more common estimate of the yield
of corn, which will leave nothing for
export, and, falling below a full sup
ply lor feeding, will materially affect
the prices of meats for the eoming
year. Wheat has been stronger in
spite of such favorable reports that a
yield of 500,000.000 bushels or more is
now commonly expeoted.
Money markets continue to reluct a
legitimate increase of commercial de
mand. A year ago this week payments
through clearing houses decreased 31
per cent., railroad earnings 10 per
cent., thirty iron works stopped and
half tbe cotton mills at i) all River, and
there were 410 failures, of which only
nine aggregated liabilities of $0,400,000
The exchanges this week i r larger
than last year by 19 G per cent.,althongb
tbey are 10 4 per cent, below those
of 1893. Tue average daily for
August thus far is 118,000,000
against 111 000.000 last year and 150-
000,000 the year beforj. The liabilities
of firms failing for the second week of
Angust amounted to only $1,613,360
and for the last three weeks to only
$7,202,070, of which $2,633 209 were of
manufacturing and S.J, 7Si,3'-"J of trad
ing concerns. Tbe failures this week
have been 234 in tbe United States
against 410 lust year, and 29 in Canada
against 20 last year.
FLASHES FROM THE WIRE.
Ida Wells has opened an anti-lynchlbg
crusade in Indianapolis.
By a mine cave-In near Durango, Mex.,
four miners were killed.
The Evangelical Lutheran Bynod ot the
United States is in session at Columbus, O.
The cruiBer Cincinnati will start today
on a ten days' trial trip in Long Island
A fall from a collapsing scaffold at Omaha
killed L. O. Loffer and fatally hurt Matt
The test yesterday nt Sandy Hook for
rapidity ot the pneumatic gun was a great
Urable to pay his clearing house debts,
A. 8. Tucker, a Chicago wheat broker, shot
The fnneral of Artist George InnesB was
held in tbe National Academy of Design at
New York. i (
"Fighting Bob" Evans took formal com
mand of the ornlser New York at Brook
lyn navy yard.
The Independent Polish Catholio union,
in convention at Cleveland, voted to meet
in Philadelphia next year.
An exploding gasoline stove fatally
burned Mrs. Hurry Seares and two young
children at St. Josopb, Mo.
Chicago capitalists and Honolulu planters
have formed a company to cultivate a
great Hawaiian plantation.
In saving her two children from death
by fire Mrs. William Kelsey, of Hunting
ton, L. I., received fatal burns.
The Sods of Veterans' national encamp
ment at Davenport, la., chose W. E.
Bandy, of Cincinnati, commauder-tn-chiof.
Going in swimming in the canal at Ellen
vllle, N. Y James E. Purdy, aged 18, aud
Preston H. Kuhlman, aged 8, were
WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES.
Admiral Walker will take command of
the na val academy in a few days.
Senator Hill experts to be an attorney in
the first case tbat is brought up testing the
constitutionally ot Uio income tax.
Tbe civil service commission resumed its
Investigation of the charges against. Re
corder ot Deeds C. U. J. Taylor, colored.
Captain H. E. Robeson has been decided
as not incapacitated from active service,
and many c Ulcers beneath his rank have
"Old Glory" must hereafter float over
all public buildings under the control of
the treasury department during tbe hours
of business, unless stormy weather pre
vents its display. The revenue flag is also
to be displayed over custom houses.
The Japanese Propose to Thoroughly Subdue
HAVE NO THOUGHT OF FAILURE
Patriotic Citizens of Japan Are Al
ready Speculating; as to the Best
Methods of Punishing the Saucy
Citizens of the Flowery Kingdom,
A Goodly Quantity of Yen Will Be
Necessary to Heal Japan's Wounded
Dignity Taels for Li Hung.
Washington, Ang. si.
AIL advises from Japxn, iu
clnaing official aud private
letters and files of newspapers
have been received nt the
Japanese legation in this city. Liberal
subscriptions have been reuelvud by
the Japanese government for the troops
in Korea, Many entertainments with
this object in view are being held, and
these and other efforts clos.tly resemble
tbe affairs given to provide clothing
and material comforts for both the
Union and Confederate troops daring
the late war.
Patriotism in Japan is apparently
almost universal. News of victories
over the Chinese sets the population
wild with enthusiasm. The supply of
volunteers for war service exceeds the
JAPAN WANTS YEN.
Speculation is rife in Japan ns to
what demands shonld be made on
China after she is defeated, for that
end is accepted as a surety. One
newspapor says China should be made
to pay an indemnity of fifty million
yen in gold, while another hopes
that Ubina will be compelled to
promise not to inter ft re in Korean
affairs, and that tbe Island of
Formosa will be ceded to Japan,
Another paper say tbat after reduoing
the Chinese government to submission,
if it should prove incapable ot inaugu
rating a new epoch of progress and im
provement, or whou there is danger of
internal commotion or foroign inter
vention, Japan should take npon her
self tbe responsibility ot undertaking
tbe reform of China just as she is now
doing in Korea.
The general sentiment prevailinz In
Japan appears to be in favor ot the
pacifioation and reform of Korea, and
not its forcible annexation. It is tbe
understanding in Japan that the gov
ernment intends to push ber troops
straight for tviun.
FOREIGNERS MUST KEEP OFF THE GRASS.
London, Aug. 24. The Central
News has advices from Shanghai to
tne eitect tbat a Tokio dispatch re
ceived there states tbat a small detach
nient of Japanese scouts met a force of
Chinese at Chungho on the 17th inat..
and in tbe engagement that ensued five
of the soouts were wounded and a
lieutenant was killed.
The same dispatch says that n seri
ons battle is expected to ocsur daily.
A London news agency has received
information that the Chinese govern
ment has warned foreigners not to
loiter on the river, near the Kiangnan
arsenal or tbe imperial factory at
Shanghai, under pain of being ar
rested hb spies.
An imperial edict has been issued or
dering 100,000 Mauchoos and Pekinese
to bold themselves in readiness for
wnrservite. Kegim.-nts, in accordance
witb tuts edict, will be placed at Tung
chau, Sonho and Tientsin.
The empress has directed that the
snm of 12,000,000 taels be granted to
Ll Hung (Jmiug, tne Chinese viceroy.
IRON TllADE LIVELY.
Reason for Exptctii.g an Active Mat1
kat in the Fall
Cleveland, Aug. 21 The Iron
Trade Review says: "The disposition
uppears in most departments of tbe
iron trade to look for an active market
in tbe fall mouths. When the nil
roads order cars to replace those which
they have been discarding for more
than a year past the important re
quisite of revival will be realized. Tbe
better aemana wnion iouudrtes are
finding just now is a promising factor
iu the situation.
"Tbe requirements of the single line
of tin plate manufactures tor plants
now building and those about to be
contracted form no insignificant total.
Tbe record of orders for boilers, as re
ported recently by tbe leading makers.
reflscts tbe increasing activity in all
manufacturing. In architectural work
a good deal of figuring is being done.
and in several important oeulres the
requirements of projected buildings
aud elevated structures will soon ma
TAKEN TEXAS STYLE.
Dtspsrado Howard Cap'.urad, bat Tried
to Increase His Murder Record.
La Grange, Tex . Aug. 24 Deputy
Sheriff Parker and a posse have ar
rested Stephsn Howard. He resisted
and opeued nre, but wus nually cup
He has many aliases aud admits
being wanted in Birmingham, Ala.,
Savaunab. Ga tbe City ot Mexico and
Ennit, Tex. lie confessed to killing a
man named Ueetcby at uirmlngbam.
At Ennis he killed an officer who tried
to arrest him. Officials at tbe towns
named have been notified.
A LINGUIST INSANE.
H Had Taught Laoauaea at Harvard
and Stanford TTulversity.
San Francisco, Aug. 24 M. M,
Mensfield. formerly professor ot lan
guages at btanford university, was ar
rested on a charge of insanity. He
lived at No. 1012 Clay street, and bis
conduot bas ben so erratio that people
in the neighborhood wer afraid.
His eccentricities, it is laid. loBt him
bis position. He wus once professor of
languages at Harvard college, but
there also his leaving was due to his
mental vagaries. When arretted he
wr.s delivering au incoherent religious
address ou the street.
BRAVE SOLOIlR'S REWARD.
Captain J. C. Delauey Awarded a Msdal
of Honor bt tba President.
Haruishuro, Aug. 24. Captain Jehn
C. Delauey, of this city, late receiver
of publio moneys in Oklahoma terri
tory, was today Informed that the
president has awarded him a medal ot
honor for going between the battle
Hues at Dabney's Mills on Feb. 6, 18C5,
and bringing into the Federal lines a
Captain Delaney at the time was a
sergeant in Company I, One Hundred
aud Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers,
in wliloh b enlisted as a private when
only 14 years old. He was promoted to
first lieutenant on July 7, 1805, uud was
mustered out a week luter. At Dal-
ney's mills Warren's corps was trviug
to turn Lee's right fl.tuk and had made
four charges, each lime beiug repulsed.
The One Hundred and Soventh Peiin-
sylvania was ou the extreme end and it
was on the return from the fourth
charge tbat Captaiu Delaney heard a
cry for help from a wounded member
of Company C.
Tne impetus at which be was going
took him to the Fedural breastworks
witb bis company, but once there he
appealed to the nwn of Company C to
go out with him and help bring in the
wounded, bnt all refused. Then Cap
tain Delaney appealed to the men ot bis
own company, but they refused. To
go, they said, was certain deutb.
Then it was that young Delaney.lean-
ing tbe breastworks, ran out to bis
comrade, and, lifting him on bis back,
started on his return amidst a storm of
bullets tbat nipped bis clothing aud
cat tbe ground from beneath his feet.
But be suved his man. He has forgot
ten tbe man's name now. It is prob
able tbat some ot the old comrades can
give the name.
Pottsville Iron and Steel Company
Confesses Judgment in Sum of
$141,000 Preferred Creditors.
Pottsville, Aug. 21 This after
noon tb Pottsville Iron and Steel com
pany confessed judgment through
President William M. Atklas in the
snm of $141,000 to Baird Snyder for the
Mrs. Anna M. Atkins, $j6.000;IIirsm
T. Atkins. $20,000: George H. Atkins.
SU.UUO; JounF. Atkins. S20.000. Mrs.
Ann A. Hechscber $20,000; Mrs.
Anna M. Atkins, guardian, $3,000;
Mrs. Isabella A. Hennings. $3,000.
Treasurer Lewis said to the United
Press reporter that no statement of
assets and liabilities could be given to
night It is announced, however, tbat
the works, which employ fully 1,000
men wben running full bunded, will
remain open. There are many big
orders beiug filled and between 600 and
700 hands are on the pay rolls and
some of tbe departments are running
The creditors who appear in tbe
jndgraent are all members of tbe
family of the late Charles M. Atkins,
rounder or tne plant, ami the prinoipal
creditor is his widow. The president
of tbe company is bis oldest son. The
creditors named at various times loan
cd bonds and stocks of par value of
ij.io.uuu tor the purpose of enabling tbe
company to raise funds.
Tue bonds aud stocks are still held
as collateral security by the banks at
which notes were discounted, and the
Pottsville Iron and Steol company is
unable to meet them wben due and
therefore the confession, it is alleged.
was made to indemnify tbe owners
against all loss by reason of said bonds
and securities being pledged.
Terrible Catastrophe Near Seattle
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 24 A torri-
ble catastrophe ocourred in the Ore
gon Improvement company's cod
mines at Franklin, thirty-four miles
from this city, ut 1 p. m. today.
Already thirty-seven dead , bodies
have been recovered from the mine
and it is known tbat many others are
imprisoned in the bary furnace.
IN OUR OWIi COMMONWEALTH.
A firebug ia operating at Sinking Spring,
A fall of coal in an Ashland mine klllod
Chris Nagle claims to have discovered
valuable pearls in the Allegheny river.
The annual meeting of various patriotic
ordors at Gettysburg has been declarod
Prussic acid, taken with suicidal intent.
killed 'Squire William Bland, near James
All work on Pottsville streets and sow
ers have stopped for tbe year, owing to i
lack ot funds.
In attempting to put out a Are in his
store nt Pottsvlllo, Charles Rencble fell
fracturing bis skull.
G. H. Boltzhoover was appointed post
master at Fettcrman, and Mr. Kaoka
Flynn at Smith Mill.
The body of Night Watchman William
Jones was fouud at Ashland, and the
cause of death Is a mystery.
William Overileld will be tried at
Stroudsburg for giving bis guests apples
tuaen irom oouu uuiier s orcuara.
About to distribute indecent literature
at Mt. Gretna, biraon Wolfson and Will
iam Wesner, of Beading, were nabbed.
Major Levi Huber has been a Pottsville
school director for twenty-five years and
presldeut of the hoard for nfteen years.
Tbe Salt Lick Gas and Coal company is
Binklng well for gas and oil on a G,000
acre tract at ueuiora, uearneia conuty.
Clarence Peters, who was tried for
wreoking the rennsvlvsula railroad ata.
tion at Watts, was acqitted at Lancaster,
For attempting to choke Detective Hun
ter, who went to levy npon her property,
at l.eDsuon, juri, iiinooin roity was ar
Tbe parsonage of the Ancient Paxtang
rresoyterian cuurcu, near aarrisourg,
was aentroyea oy nre yeeceraay. it
supposed to have been occasioned bv
squirrels in tbe attio dragging matches
into their abode. Loss covered by in
Judge Savidge at Pottsvill vesterdav.
sentenced Antonio Mezzutto to be hanged
for the murder of Santo Forcun. The
murder occurred at Honey Brook last
June while a party of Italians were on a
spree. A motion for a new trial was
But Manage to Keep Track of the Strike
OLLMAN'S CASE NOW IN COURTS
A Chicago Judge Refuses to Hear
Molony's Motion District Attorney
Tries Again The Investigation of
the Debs Strike Continued Before
the Federal Commissioners.
Chicago, Aug. 24.'
fR ENERAL MANAGER E. ST.
LI JOHN, of the Rock Island road,
I fl was re-called by the strike com
sA mission today. Mr, St. John's
testimony of yesterday regarding the
blacklist bad apparently not satisfied
toe commissioners and be was closely
questioned regarding it, "Yon have
said," began CommiSHtoner Kernan,
'Ibut your road has no blacklist. Now,
is it a fact tbat the General Managers'
association has n blacklist?
"No such a thing as a real blacklist
exists among the railroads to my
knowledge, ' was the answer. "There
was, however, I blleve, a list of names
prepared for tbe General Managers as
sociation. It contained the names ot
tbe most active of the strikors and has
been, I tblnk, submitted to most of tbe
roads by the association. It cannot
properly be called a blacklist, how
Mr. St. John was thou asked to tell
what he know of the story that all
railroads bad adopted a uniform scale
'lue rumor is untrue, he said.
"Him no snch scale been prepared?"
"Well, I believe something of tbe
sort wus submitted to the General
Managers association, but was not
universally adopted. In fact, it was
rejected by all but one road, and on
that line was put into only partial ef
feet. There is absolutely no truth in
tbe statement tbat the roads repre
sen ted in the General Managers' asso
ciation have adopted a uniform scale."
MR. EGAN'S VERSION.
John M. Egan. strike manager of the
Ueneral Managers association, suc
ceeded Mr, St. John on tbe stand. Mr.
Egan was questioned regarding bis
duties during tbe strike and said it was
bis duty to recoive reports from the
various roads of tbe progress of tbe
trouble and to submit the same to the
Attorney General Moloney appeared
Dt ore judge Unnecy today aud asked
leave to file information in quo war
ranto against the Pullman Palace Car
company. The motion was opposed by
Attorney Rankin, on b.half of tbe
fullman company. He said tbat J. S.
Ruunelle, the omoauy' counsel, was
ont or town on navice of bis pnyaiman.
and that Mr. Ruunelle would wish to
contest the attorney general's motion.
Judge Hanecy decided that be could
not take up the motion, and the at
torney general left the court roem.
He said that he would try to find an
other judge to hear his motion for the
revocation of the Pullman company s
MRS. GILMARTIN INJURED.
Run Sown on Sllex Street by a Team of
Mrs. Domiuick Gilninrtin, of Sand
BauKe, was seriously injured vesterdav
morning by being run down on tSilex
street by a team of frightened horses. Hor
little neice, whom she was carryiug in ber
arms, was slightly injured.
About 11.110 o'clock a team of horsos
attached to a farm wagon was standing on
ones sueei wune iue larmer nawaou nis
wares. Au engine on the Delaware and
Hudson railroad frightened tbe horses and
they Jdasbcd down the stroet, overtaking
jurs. uumartin anu tuecnild.
The former sustained severe cuts about
tho neck, but the little girl escaped almost
THIRTEENTH RIFLE TEAM.
Men Who Have Bean Seleotad by Rifle
Tbe following members of the Thir
teenth regiment have been solectod bv
Rille Iufpector Jessup to represent the
regiment ut Mt. Gretna at stute matches
noxt weok: tjuartormastor Sergeant Rees
Watkins. Serjeant Cullen nud Private
Robllng, of Company C; Privates Stout
and xoung, or company u.
Each regiment in the state will also send
five of their be.t marksmen, making about
twenty teams, to enter Into competition.
It is said that there is always room nt
the top, but it Is a good way to tho top o
twenty teams, nud the winning of the
match may he considered a blgb honor.
MR. O'ROUKE'S COM PAN.
A Grand Array of Artist Will Prssent
th ' Irish Juatlca" Tonight.
Eugene O'Ronke arrived :in tbe city
late last evening accompanied by mem'
bers of the company that will appear
with him iu the "Irish Justice this
The csst includes Harney Fagan, the
well-known minstrel: Tim Crouin, of Au-
gustln DnlyVcorapnnyj Arthur Kisby, of
Donelly & Girard company; Sam J. Uyan,
of Mark Murphy's company: Miss Clara
Arnold, of the New York Casino company
Miss Marie Rustel. of tbe "1- oncing Mas
ter" Opera company, and Messrs. Dillon
ana Murphy, two bcrauton ooys; joe jMa
tus. the great baritone, of "Texas Steer"
company. The performance is to be given
under auspices ot tue xouug oien s insti
Conrad Band Exoursion.
On Wednesday the Conrad baud of Green
Ridge will run its annual excursion to
Farvinw. There will oe aixncing, an
abundance of musio and many forma of
amusement, A piano will be sent to Far-
view ou the provlous day, ana rror. ooun
son will furnish tho music for dancing,
Tbe excursion is sure to attract a large
PITCHER HOFFNER IN TROUBLE.
Arrtd on a Warrant Chargiog Him
with Aaaravatid Assault and Battery.
Lafavetto'Gllder. chief of police of Dan
ville, came to the city last night witb a
warrant charging William tionner, tne
well known Young Men's Christian as
sociation pitcher, with aggravated assault
and battery. Alderman Fltzsimmons
backed th warrant and sent out- Con
table Ryan, who arrested Hoffner. The
titter gave bail for his unnoarance before
the Montour county court and was re
leased from uuHtody.
Uolluer wus spending his summer vaca
tion ut bis borne iu Danville, and during
an nliercatlon luit wetk, soundly pum
melled a youth of that pluce. He claims
that be was attacked and bad to use his
fists in self defense.
CHAIN GANG CHANGED.
There Was No Boycott Declared or Any
Kick About HeartUsa Employer.
Thore have been instances where work-
ingmen have sot up a loud howl because
others had crowded them out of their
places, bnt this wasn't so iu tho case of the
eighteen tramps in the chain gang who
were yesterday discharged to make room
for eight new recruits who were captured
during the preceding nights.
They did not complain, but reconciled
themsolvcs to their fate and hastily mado
by the shortest route for regions other
thnn this. Owiug to tbe fact that the old
fetation house was found to be unfit for
human habitation and that there was not
room in the now one for the whole gang it
was decided to release thorn who had been
working for tbe past few days and put the
new men iu their places.
The now membors of the gang, hoping
to have their ton day sentences shortened
for good behavior are working like
beavers. One of them, Alfred JlcMackin,
of Buffalo, beiug unused to this sort of
thing, was overcome yesterday afternoon
and had to be assisted back to the station
house. When asked what was the cause
ot his trouble bo replied, "Water."
JOHN It. JONES CLUB.
Organized at Archbald Amid Great
Enthusiasm Major Warren and
Mr. Jones Warmly Indorsed.
Fpecial to the Scranton Tribune.
Archibald. Aug. 24. A Republi
can olub was organized this evening
at Linde ball, this place, and
named the John R. Jones Repub
lican club of Arehbald. The town was
aglow with enthusiasm. The follow
ing officers were eleoted: President,
E. A. Jones; vice-president. Jacob
Linderman; secretary, John Langan;
treasurer, C. A. Battenburg. E. A.
Jones, Thomas P. Cosgrove and P. F.
Caffrey were eleoted delegates, and
John E. Jones. P. F, Spallman aud
Conrad Clumbower, alternates, to rep
resent tbe club at convention ot Ke
publioan league at Harrlsbnrg
Sept. 5. The executive committee
elected were Charles B. Eaton,
Prof. R. M. Dnvis. D. J. Gilmartin,
James Davis and T. F. Will?.
John R. Jones, offered follow
ing resolution which was adopted with
Resolved. That the delegates elected to
represent this club at tbe meeting ot tbe
Kepuoncan state league, at namsourg,
Sept. 5, be, and the same are hereby in
structed, to vote for Maior Everett War
ren as president ot said league. Mr. War
ren is one or tne most active anu popular
Republicans in this commonwealth, and
bis election will be bailed with joy by his
many friends throughout the state.
Thomas P. Cosgrove moved the adop
tion of the following resolution, which
was unanimously carried:
John R. Jones, who was born in this
town on the 27th day of May, 1856. is a
candidate for the nomination of district
attorney ot Lackawanna county, and it
gives us great pleasure to rally to his sup
port. There is no Republican tbat the
party could place upon their tioket who
would create greater enthusiasm and poll
a larger vote than he. His father,
the late Edward Jones, did more to
develop tbe road industries of this section
of the county than auy other man. He
was revered and honored by his workmen
and by all who knew him, and it gives us
groat pleasure to have tue privilege of as
sisting his able and esteemed son to secure
this nomination. John R Jones lms always
been a true, loyal Republican, and an able
advocate of the principles of the Republi
can party. Mr. Jones showed bis ability
and qualifications to fill the office of dis
trict attorney by his great defense in what
is known as the "Nolli Case," who was
indictod for murder and tried last
October. This case ' particularly gave
him a wide reputation ns au able
criminal lawyer. We demand that the
leaders of the Republican party and tbat
the Republicans throughout the county
should recognize our right to representa
tion upon the ticket by placing the name
of John R. Jones thereon. We can theti
work with greater enthusiasm, and we
will guarantee the party that wo will poll
the largest vote ever polled in this section
ot tbe county it our wishes are regarded
in this respect; therefore, be it
Resolved, That this club bo instructed
to do all iu their power aud to use all hon
orable means to secure him the nomina
tion for district attorney.
Tbe Columbian quartette, of Hyde
Park, sang some political songs wbiob
were warmly applauded. Thursday
evening was fixed as the regular meet
ing night of the club.
Meeting of Taylor Leagus.
There will be an Important meeting of
the Republican League club of Taylor, in
the room of the borough council on Mon
day evening. All members are especially
urged to bo present.
Died on a Train.
Frank Porkins died on a Delaware, Lack
awHiina and Western passenger train at
Stroudsburg on Thursday, while en route
from New York to his homo iu Blng
hamton. BREVITIES C c THE CABLE.
The pope warns Italian priests to refrain
from secular subjects iu their sermons.
France will not allow Sir Charles Dilke,
ot England, to visit her frontier fortresses.
The new Italian tax on government
bonds will cause the congregation of the
The papal adhesion to the French re
public is re affirmed in letter from Leo to
M. Turqnet, ex-under secretary ot state.
Tbe frontier between Upper Silesia and
Russia will be blocked by the Prussia gov
ernment in order more effectually to. ex
clude cholera. "
British match-makers now declare that
Princess Maudjwf Wales is to wed the
Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovitch, young
est brother ot the czar.
Subsidies for th proposed intercolonial
Pacilio cable will probably be favored in
the report of the Earl of Jersey, who rep
resented Great Britain at the recent inter
colonial conference at Ottawa.
. 1 WEATHER FORECAST.
E CLEAR I wAsni(,OTOif, Aug. 24 Fortcatt
I I for eastern Pennsylvania and
I New Jersey, fair, touthwesterly
winds. For Weitern Pennsylvania, in
creating cloutUn&s and thoweri; cooler;
Boutherly winds, becoming westerly.
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