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LACK OF NERVE
la Afraid to Approve or Veto (be Gorman
A PITIFUL COLLAPSE OF BLUSTER
In a Letter to Representative Cach
ings, of Mississippi, the President
Gives His Reasons for Not Approv-
inftthe Tariff Bill An Abject Plea
for the Good Will of the Solid South.
Has Not Courage to Take a Manly
Stand Against What He Terms the
Treachery of His Friends.
Washington, Aug. 27.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND bun
written tb following Utter to
Representative Catching, of
Mississippi, in which he lets
forth his views of the new tariff law,
and gives his reasons for not approving
Execctivb Mansion, )
Washington, Aug. 27, 1S94. j
Hon. T. C. CateliiiiRs:
My Dear Sin Since the conversation I
bad with yon and Mr. Clarke, of Alabama,
a few dayi ago, in regard to my action
upon the tariff bill now before me, I have
given the subject further and most Berlous
consideration. The result is I am more
Bettled than ever iu tbe determination to
allow the hill to become a law without my
When tbe formation of legislation which
it was hoped would embody Democratic
ideas of tariff reform wug lately entered
npon by congress, nothing wag further
from my anticipation than a result whieh
I could not promptly aud enthusiastically
endorse. It if, therefore, with a feeling of
the utmost disappointment that I submit
to denial of this privilege.
NOT A CONSECRATED BLIND.
I do not claim to be better than tbe
masses of my party, nor do I wish to avoid
any responsibility which, on account of
the passage ot this law, I ought to bear as
a member of the Democratic organization.
Neither shall I permit myself to be separ
ated from my party to such an extent as
might bo implied by my veto ot tariff legis
lation, which, though disappoint
ing, is still chargeable to Demo
emtio effort. But there are pro
visions in this bill which are
not iu line with honest tariff reform, and
it contains inconsistencies and crudities
which ought not to appear in tariff laws
or laws of any kind. Besides, there were,
as yon and I well know, incidents accom
panying tbe passage of the bill through
the congress, which made every sineere
tariff reformer unhappy, while influences
.eiinroatids4 U in its latter stages and inter
fered with its final construction, which
ought not to be recognized or tolerated in
Democratic tariff reform counnele.
And yet, notwithstanding all its vicissi
tudes and all the bad treatment it re
ceived at the bands of pretended friends,
it presents a vast improvement over ex
isting conditions. It will certainly
lighten many tariff burdens that now rest
heavily npon tbe people. It is not only a
barrier against thu return of mad protec
tion, but it furnishes a vantage ground
from which must be waged further
aggressive operations against protected
monopoly and governmental favoritism.
I take my place witb the rank and file of
tbe Democratio party who believe in tariff
reform and who know what it is, who re
fuse to accept the results embodied in the
bill as the close of tbe war, who are not
blinded to toe fact that the livery of Dem
ocratio tariff reform has been stolen aud
put to work in the service of Republican
protection, and who have marked tbe
places where the deadly blight ot treason
bus blasted tbe counsels of the brave in
their hour of might.
HAS A KNIFE DP HI3 SLEEVE.
The trusts and combinations the com
munism nf pelt wUose machinations have
prevented us from reaching the success we
deserved, shall not be forgotten nor for
given. We shall recover from our astonish
ment at their exhibition of power, and it
tne question is forced upon ns
ether they shall submit to the freo
slatlve will of the people's representa
tive, or shall dictate the laws which tbe
peoiiis must obey, we wm accept and
settl tnat issue as one involving the in
tegntty and safety of American iustita
I lolve the principles of true Democracy,
because they are founded in patriotism
and uion justice and fairness toward all
interests. I am proud of my party organ
ization because it is conservatively sturdy
nd persistent in the enforcement ot its
principles. Therefore, I do not despair ot
the efforts made by tbe house of represen
tatives to supplement tbe bill already
passed by) further legislation, and there
have engrafted npon it snob modi
fication As will more nearly meet
Democratic hopes and aspirations.
I cannot pe mistaken as to the necessity
of free raw materials as tbe foundation of
logical and sensible tariff reform. Tbe
extent to (which this is recognized in the
legislation already secured is one of its
encouraging aud redeeming features; bnt
it is vexations to recall that while free coal
and iron ore have been denied us, a recent
letter of the secretary of the treasury dis
closes tbe fact that both might have been
free by tbe annual surrender of only about
1700,000 of unnecessary revenue.
WANTS FREE RAW MATERIALS.
I am sure there Is a common habit of
under estimating the importance ot free
raw materials in tariff legislation, and of
regarding tbem as only related to conces
sions to be made to our manufacturers.
Tbe truth is, their influence is so far
reaching that if disregarded a complete
and beneQcient scheme of tariff reform
cannot be successfully inaugurated.
When we give to our manufacturers free
raw materials we unshackle American en
terprise and ingenuity, and these willopsn
the doors of foreign markets to the recep
tion of our wares and give opportunity for
the continuous and remunerative employ
ment of American labor.
With materials cheapened by their free
dom from tariff charges, the cost of their
products must be correspondingly cheap
ened. Thereupon justness and fairness to
tbe consumer would demand that the man
ufacturers be obliged to submit to such a
readjustment and modification of the tar
iff upon their finished goods as would se
cure to the people the benefit ot the re
duced oost of their manufacture, and
shield tbe consnmer against inordinate
profits. It will thus be seen that free raw
materials and a just and fearless regula
tion and reduotlon ot the tariff to meet
the changed conditions, would carry to
every humble home iu tbe land the bless
ings of increased coiarort and cheaper liv
ing. DOKStl'T KNOW HE Ifl DEAD.
The millions of our countrymen who
have fought bravely and well for tariff re
form, should be exhorted to continue the
struggle, boldly challenging to open war
fare and constantly guarding against the
treachery and half beartedness in their
Tariff reform will not be settled until it
is honestly and fairly settled in the inter
est aud to the benefit of a patient and long
Yours very truly,
COXtV AT PITTSTON.
The L.ad.r of Hobos Will Visit His
Sl.Ur in That Cltv.
fSptcial to the Scranton Tribune.
Pittston. r., Aug. 27. The start
ling announcement conies that J. S.
Coxey, of Industrial army fame, is
going to visit Pittston. This has been
learned by a letter received yesterday
of which the Gazette speaks as follows:
Mrs. J. II. Ricketts. of Montgomery
street, West Side, who is a sister of J. 3.
Coxey, of Commonweal fame, this
morning received a letter from him, in
which be states that he will speak at
Mountain park next Satnrday. Last
week he forwarded to his sister photo
graphs of himself, wife and child, also
of Carl Brown. lie then promised to
visit this pliiee, and his sister expects
tli at be will come here on Friday eve
ning and remain until Satnrday noon.
He goes from Mountain park to Spring'
The Leaders Cannot Enthuse Upon
the Eve of Ihe County Nomi
fpeeial to the Scranton Tribune.
' Wilkks-Barre, P., Aug. 27 The
Democratic county convention of Lu
zerne county will assemble at the
court house tomorrow, and all tbe in
dications agree that it will be an in
sipid gathering. There is absence of
enthusiasm around Democratio head
quarters and significant contrast to the
feeling prior to the late Republican
The delegate elections were held on
Saturday night und the returns con
cede tbe nomination of Congressman
For the office of Congressman, Hines
is unopposed, not becanse of the tow
ering strength ot Little Billy, bnt
there is no disposition on the part of
any one to contost tbe nomination.
judge D. L. Rhone will be renomin
ated without opposition, P. A.
O'Boyle, of Pittston, has no opposition
for the district attorneyship. For the
office of rrothonotary the fight is be
tween C. F. Weigand, ot Hazleton, and
Jacob Scbappert, of Nanticoke, with
the chaneeB iu favor of the latter.
A. Lee Stanton, the present clerk of
the courts, is opposed for the nomina
tion by John H, Rice, tbe labor .leader.
Rice appears to have a majority of tbt
A swarm of aspirantc-lo the num
ber of upwards of three dozen, are
battling for the nomination of jury
The talk of plaoing ,a dark horse op
ponent to Hines for congress is not
considered with ssriouineas. Dennis
O'Brien Coughlin, who was nominated
by the Populists for judge ot the or
phan's oourt, is pulling wires for an
endorsement in tomorrow's convention.
There undoubtedly will be wrang
ling in tbe convention, as some of the
delegates are bitterly opposed to flines
and are not ready to swallow his man
dates without expressing their repug
nance. The convention of the First legisla
tive district was held tonight iu the
arbitration room of tbe oourt house.
Dan L Hart was nominated on the
first bal lot. The vote stood as follows :
Hurt, 20; Major Samuel Brodbead, 3;
S. W. Boyd, 9; Arthur Jackson, 4, and
A. J. Gallagher, 2
It was a spirited convention and was
a disappointment to Editor Boyd, who
bad made a claim that he had a major
ity ot the delegates.
The convention of the Second Legis
lative district at West Pittston nomi
nated W. F. Hibbs, of that place, after
a stormy session.
Tbe Third Legislative district con
vention was beld at Plymouth and
nominated Asa Dewitt.
Tomorrow's work will complete the
county ticket. It coming events cost
their shadows before, the gloom at
present in the Democratic camp fore
shadows a funereal aspect, and the
forecast for November is anything but
The Republicans are viewing the
preparations for tbe convention with
TERRIBLE WELSH TRAGEDY.
A Dowlal Green Grooor Tries to Shoot
Off Hie Wife's Hsad.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
London, Aug. 27. On Wednesday
last tbe large town of Dowlais, South
Wales, was a mass of seething excite
ment, oansed by the horrible murder
of Mrs. Margaret Blissett, the wife of a
well known green grocer. The Blis
setts carried on business In Ivor street,
and thither thousands of people surged,
blocking the' thoroughfare and ap
proaches. Tbe trouble commenced with regard
to their son who has been "bought
out" of the army twice, enlisted again
and Blissett requests! his wife who
earned the money, to find sufficient
cash to bny out the son tbe third time.
Mrs. Blissett did not acquiesce very
readily as she wanted the boy to have a
taste of soldier's and sea whether he
oared for it and stating she had not tbe
money at the time. They then bad a
violent quarrel and he threatened to
murder ber. She went out to a neigh
bor's and after some time returned on
tip-ioe and peered through the window
shading ber face iu tbe customary way
with ber bands when the loud report
of a gun was heard ;and she fell across
the pavement. She died without re
gaining coosoiousueis and Blissett is
SHORT STORIES OF THE WIRE. -
A. C. Hesing, the veteran Chicago pub
lisher, has been stricken wilb paraiyeis.
The dreaded home disease, "mnladie du
colt," is killing equiues near Clinton, 111.
Grasshoppers by the million are devas
tating cattle range near Fort Laramie,
Heavy rains damaged Alabama's cotton
crop and boll worms are causing bavoo iu
Texas' fields. 1 i
While a guest at David Cifmmuigs' house
at Somerville; Mass., J. W. Plummer stole
$2,640 and Bed.
Three Bills Are Passed by tbe Senate Id
OBJECTIONS TO MR. HAN'S BILL
The Champion Objector of the House
of Representatives Runs Against a
Snag in the Attempt to Settle a
Claim of Thirty-one Years' Standing.
The Last Tariff Discussion of the
Session Resolutions on the Death
of Representative Shaw.
Washington, Aug. 27.
SENATE was in session today only
one hour and a quarter, and
that time was spent behind
closed doors, so as not to expose
the fact that the uumber of senators in
attendance was twenty short of a
quorum an actual but unofficial
count showing the presence of only
twenty-three. There were three mat
ters of a legislative character disposed
of while the senate was In eseret ses
sion. These were the passage of a house
bill authorizing the Kansas City, Okla
homa and Pasifio railway company to
construct and operate a railway
through the Indian territory; a house
bill for the issue of a duplicate check
for $10,115 to J. II. Hathaway & Co..
contractors' for government work at
the mouth of St. John's river, Florida;
and bouse bill joiut resolution to print
agricultural report for 1891
Tbe senate adjourned at 1:15 p. ni
tbe adjournment being till noon to
morrow, at which time there will be
exactly two hour left before tbe final
close of this long and exoitiug session
house on exhibition.
Tbe expiring hours of the house were
marked today by an immense concourse
of visitors drawn to the capitol by the
Knights ot Pythias gathering in Wash
ington this week. Gallery acoommo
dations were more than exhausted by
tbe crowds that swarmed the capitol,
while on the floor only about one-fifth
of tbe seats were occupied by members.
There were two or three incidents of
interest in the course of the proceed
ings, bnt nothing wss accomplished.
Mr. Holman (Dem., Ind.), explained
that be had not for tunny years aaked
tbe bouse to pass a private bill, asking
consideration of a bill to pay two old
constituents of his the amount of-a
claim for certain boats on the Ohio rivor
destroyed by government forces in
1803. His statement of facts in the
case was met by several questions from
members and finally, amidst consider
able laughter, an objection was made
by Mr Marsh, (Rep., III.), which
dashed bis hopes ot passing the bill.
LAST TARIFF DISCUSSION.
Over a resolution to print 60,000
copies of the tariff bill, with comparison
of rates in previous similar measures, a
brief but animated debate occurred as
to the value of sueh statements.
Mr. Wilson (Dem.. W. Vs.), chair
man of the committee on ways and
means expressed the opinion that it was
impossible to make a satisfactory com
parison of advalorem and speeifio rates.
The resolution received on its passage
75 affirmative votes and 4 negative,
whereupon Mr. Johnson (Dem., Ohio)
made tbe point of "No quorum."
Pending a count by tellers the point
was withdrawn, and Mr Hanghen
(Rep., Wis.) aanounoed the death this
morning ot his late colleague, Repre
sentative George B. Shaw, at bis home
in Wisconsin. After the adoption of
pointment of a committee to represent
tbe bouse at tbe funeral, tbe noose at
1.25 p. m. adjourned until tomorrow.
ROBBED THE CORNER STONE.
Crowning: Tribulation of the Rv. Mr.
Saunders' Flock at Park Rldg-i.
Park Ridge, N. J., Aug. 27. The
colored folks of this neighborhood have
a debt of several hundred dollars on
their new cburcb, which tbey have been
trying to pay off by holding bash meet
ings.at which softdriuks, cigars, aud loe
cream aresold. Everything went along
smoothly until lnat Sunday af teanoon,
when Henry Thompson, one of the
bush meeting committee, came on tbe
grounds intoxicated, and began quar
relling with bis wife and disturbing
the services, which were conducted by
tbe Rer. Stophcn M. Saunders, -of
Hackensack. Constable Duryea pnt
Thompson off the grounds.
Saturday afternoon Sannders made
complaint to Justice Wortendyke, of
Woodoliffe, against Gnstave Latter
man, who keeps s restanrant in the vil
lage, for selling oider to Thompson on
Sunday. When Latterman appeared
for trial the justice dismissed the case.
He said a decision against Lat
terman would involve tbe church
people for selling soft drinks and ice
creoh at the meetings. When Grocery
man Hall went to tbe church 'to get
empty ioe cream tubs be found that
the corner stone had been removed and
tbe contents stolen. It is said tbat
there was a $20 gold piece iu the stone,
which had been pried out with a large
CRUSHED BY ROCK.
Eraetuc Buell Instantly Killed While at
Special lo the Scranton Tribune.
Honfrdale, Pa., Aug. 27. Erastus
Buell, 65 years years old, was instantly
killed at 3 o'clouk this afternoon by
being crushed under a mess ot rock and
Buell was employed by Homer Greene
in digging out an embankment on the
western side of tbe road leading from
his borne to the main street of Hones
dale. Mr. Greene's home, the "High
land Cottage," is built ou tbe Hillside
in the northern part of the borough.
He .recently purchased an addition to
the lower end of the lot and employed
Buell and another man to do the gra
Mr. Buell was working on an em
bankment some ten or twelve feet high
when it eav)d in, the large stone
crushing him underneath.
As soon as possible, work was begun
to dig out the body. When recovered
It was found the left temple had been
badly crnsbed in, his jaw and left
shoulder was broken aud his body badly
bruised. He is survived by his wife.
The Brpublloan lgae of Taylor Se
lects Delta-at for Hairltburg-.
Fvecialto the Hcranton Tribune.
Taylor, Pa., Aug 27 The Republi
can League club of this place met last
evening at the Library hall and elected
the following delegates to state con
vention of league clubs at Harrisburg:
James E. Watkius, R. Willis R.es and
John R. Johns. The following were
elected as alternates: J. M. Harris, J.
W. Homer and Henry C. Harris. The
following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That tbe delegates elected by
tbe Republican League club of Taylor be
instructed to vote for Major Everett War
ren for president of tbe State League at
the convention to be held iu Harriiburg,
The Republican League of Pennsylvania,
composed as it in, of the most energetic
aud loyal elemeut of the party bag done
splendid work in organizing and directing
tbe forces of the party sinoe its organiza
tion. Tbe election of Major Warren as the
successor of Hon. John B. Robinson will
retain the high standard established by
his predecessor iu tbe office.
The Republicans of Taylor, where Mr.
Warren is held in highest esteom, feel
that under his intelligent and able leader
ship the Republican league is destined,
more than ever, to render yeoman service
iu keeping the grand old party in winning
Aud whereas, Our estoemed townsman,
John W. Reese, esq., is a candidate for re
corder of deeds, we wish to call the atten
tion of tbe Republicans of Lackawanna
county to the just claim of this section of
the connty to a place on the ticket this
fall. If placed on the ticket his friends
would do everything iu their power to
surpass even their former efforts in the
election of tbe entire ticket.
Therefore, be it resolved tbat this club
will do all in their power to bring about
the nomination of John W. Reese for re
corder ot deeds.
The Bristol Mills Not Started More
Mills Reopened at the
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 21
There were 8,000 persons at the Bristol
mill gates this morning, as a result of
tbe report that the mills would open,
but there was no disturbance, as no at
tempt was made to start tbe mills. A
in bus meeting of the striking weavers
followed. . The Howlsnd, Rotch and
New Bedford manufactories started up
quietly with no demonstration by the
Soon after 6 :30, the hour for starting,
a large masc-meetiag of the weaver
was beld nearby. Addresses were made
by Secretary Matthew Hart and Vice
President Metcalf. of the union. Mr.
Hart nrgad the Weavers to bold out
and resist any attempts sueh as it
was expected tbe Bristol managers
would make, "for," he said, "their aim
is to build a new mill out of your
wages." He claimed that the Bristol
had on hand orders enough to keep tbe
mill rushed until the middle of next
The three mills of tbe Howland sys
tem, the Howland, Rotch and New
Bedford Manufacturing companies' fac
tories, which started up, did so on the
old basis of pay with a full comple
ment of operatives. There was no
demonstration, In accordance with Mr.
Tbe management of the Bjnoett and
Columbia mills (one system) sum
moned the leaders of the spinners for a
conference ' as to tbe resumption of
work. These mills are said to have
plenty of orders on band.
As a result of the conference the
management agreed to start up the
Bennett and Columbia mills on Wed
nesday morning at the old schedule.
There is no change at the other mills.
The Wamsutta (Corporation this morn
ing paid off the weavers for cloth left
on their looms.
The cotton weaver today issued an
appeal addressed to the people of the
New England states, saying that the
strike had been forced upou tbem by
the unjust action ot their employers.
Many of the operatives are stated to be
on the verge of starvation. They ap
peal for money support. Secretary
Hart states tbat about twenty collect
ors started out through Rhode Island
and Connecticut today.
Striking- Workmen Preparing to Go to
Kansas for Employment,
Chicago, Aug. 27. A meeting of
about forty Pullman mechanics was
held yesterday afternoon to consult on
the projeot of moving in a body to
Kansas, where, it is olaimed, work has
been offered them. It was stated again
at the meeting tbat the men believed
they would be given employment in
car works, to be built especially for
thorn by a capitalist at Hiawatha,
The leaders announced to the men
that tbe only steps necessary for ex
employes ot the Pnllman company
wanting work was to seoure recom
mendations from the foremen of their
respective departments. A committee
was appointed to see that such recom
mendations were properly made ont.
It was also determined to send the
committee to Hiawatha to look care
fully into the scheme.
AN AWFUL CHARGE.
The Franklin Mine Disaster Said to
Have Been Wilfully Caused.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 27. The cor
oner's jury investigating the disaster
in tbe Franklin coal mine Friday, in
which thirty-seven men were killed,
has rendered a verdict finding that
the fire was started by parties unknown,
who wilfally, knowingly and malic
iously desired to do great Injury to the
live of employes and the property of
the Oregon Improvement oouipany.
It ic believed the person who fired
tbe mine also perished. No one has an
opinion as to who did tbe deed.
Pleasing Occasion Experienced by Company
K, of the Eleventh Regiment.
NICHOLS PARK WAS THE PLACE
Griselcd Survivors of the Great Re
bellion Reassemble and Fight Their
Brave Battles Over Once More, to
the Pacific Accompaniment of Feast
ing, Festival and Eloquence -Fifty-Second
Regiment to Meet at Me
shoppen Next Month.
Special to the Scranton mbune.
Clark's Green, Pa., Aug. 27.
THE re-union ot Company K, of tbe
Eleventh regiment, was beld in
Nichol's park on Saturday. No
time nor pains hnd been spared
to make the occasion all that it should
be, and judging from the expressions
of enjoyment and delight heard, it was
a great success. The large representa
tion of Company K began to arrive
upon tbe grounds with a roi.Mderable
delegation from other regiuiju'i qaits
early, and the influx continued until
quite near the time of adjournment.
Large tables bad been erected and were
well loaded with the things most en
joyed by the soldier, snob, as beaus.
sandwichee, cake and coffee, and other
oontingents, whieh were attacked and
devoured in true soldierly style.
SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS.
After the report all soldiers were
drawn up in line and roll called. Below
will be found a full list of those pres
ent, together with the number of regi
ment as far as was possible to obtain:
First, members of Company K, , Ele v
enth Pennsylvania volunteers, cavalry :
Major A. II. Ackerley, Captain H. H.
White, Jndson Calioon, Myron J. Hall,
J. W. Cisco, R. C. Covey, J.M Hnghes.
Oliver Swarts, J. B. Lesti, William
Lloyd. William Scull, James Cham
bers, Charles Ely, Frank M. Halstead,
Avery Wbite, E. W, Moredock. Enos
V. Slocum, A. J. Smith, James Leach,
Henry Weidman, B. M. Green, Henry
Thomas, W. H. Finklepaugh, Pardon
Covey, Silas Stanton, Benjamin Soull,
John Tague, Charles Freeman, John
Griffin, H. S. Drake, Marshall
Freeman, W. H. Sisco, William
Geener, J. C. Couastock, James Card,
H. J. White, G. S. Davis, of Company
M, Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer
calvary; Benjamin Mead, Haines P,
Mead-and-Pardon -Lewis, ot Company
C Two Hundred aud Third regiment;
O. W. Mason, A. A. Davis. J. P.
Skinner, J. C Clark and J. S. Robin
son, ot Company D, Thirtieth Pennsyl
vania volunteers; Joseph Pelbam and
W. S. Farnham, of Company F, One
Hundred and Thirty -second Pennsyl
vania volnuteers ; A. H. Decker, of the
One Hundred and Forty-first Pennsyl
vania volunteers; C. A. Sherman, W.
D. Spencer, Thomas C Kennedy and
George Perry, of the One Hundred
and Forty-third Pennsylvania volun
teers; Jndson Hopkins and Frederick
Brown, of tbe One Hundred and
Fourth New York, Michael Horan,
of tbe Fourth United States regulars;
David Smith, E. J. Feehley, Richard
Holgate, George Rodimer, F. S. Bene
dict, United S'ates artillery; W. H.
Robinson, George W. Bond, Uuited
States Signal corps; H. E, Paine, One
Hundred and Fifth Ohio; O. B.. Jones,
Seventy-fifth Illinois; A, J. Singer and
S. C. Hall, of the Fifty-second Penn
sylvania volunteers; Peter Lyuett, of
the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania volun
teers; George F. Warner, of the Eighth
Illinois cavalry; John Ross, United
States navy; John W. Mershon, of the
Sixth New York; John Reese, 0:ie
Hundred and Seventy-seventh Penn
sylvania volunteers; B. Green, Mr.
Hanson, of the Eighth Massachusetts;
E. J. Feehley, Loren Akorly, of the
One Hundred and Eighty-tbird Penn
sylvania volunteers; E. S. Davis, G. N.
Comstock, Joseph Pel ham and W. S.
Farnham, One Hundred and Thirty
second Pennsylvania volunteers.
UNDER THE BIG CANVAS.
After the enrollment Company K re
tired to the tent for the annual reor
ganization. First tbe reports of treas
urer and committee of arrangements
were presented and duly approved.
Upon motion, the president appointed
J. B. Lesh, A. J. Smith and B. M.
Green, committee to draft resolutions
of coudolence on the death of Com
rades Leonard Workizcr and G. W.
Sisco. On motion the old officers were
re-elected by acclamation for the en
suing year. A vote of thanks was
glveu those for the admirable manner
in which they had conducted tbe order
ot tbe day. Thanks were also ex
tended to the ladies of this vlciuity for
Next meeting was nnnniuionsly
voted to occur on Aur. 20, 1895, at
Clark's Summit, and notioe to be given
through the National Tribune of
Washington, D. C, forty-five days
previous thereto. After the election of
tbe followiug exocutive committee, F.
M. Halatead, H. H. White, M. J. Hall,
B. M. Greeu, J. B. Lesh and A. J.
Akerley for tbe next ensuing year, the
association adjourned to listen to ad
dresses by Rev. A. E. Douglas and H.
E. Paine, of Scranton. Mr. Paine was
followed by A. J. Colbnru, of Scran
ton, who delivered a spirited im
Veterans of the Fifty-Second Will Meet
Special to the Scranton mbune.
Tunkhannock. Aug. 72. The sev
enth annual reunion of tbe survivors of
the Fifty-second regiment, Pennsylva
nia Volunteer infantry, will be held at
Meshoppen, this county, on Wednes
day, Sept. 12. Tbe headquarters of the
regiment will be at Geo. L. Kennard's
hotel. Tbe forenoon will be devoted
to the rceeption and registering of vet
erans, and at 1.30 o'clock in th after
noon the formal exsreises will be held
in Kennard's grove, overlooking the
The Wyoming County Teteran as
sociation will bold their rennlon under
canvas on the same date. Trains leave
Wilkes-Barre tor Meshoppen at 7.80
and i). 40 a. in . Pittston junetion 7.55
and 10 03. Special ers will be provid
ed on train leaving 9 40. Returning
leave Meshoppsn at C 18 p. m. Card
orders at single fare rate for round trip
are issned by the Lehigh Valley, Dela
ware, Laoka wanna and Westorn. Penn
sylvania and Delaware and Hudson
railroads, and can be procured of the
secretary. Tbe officers of the associa
are: President, Major G. R. Lennard.
or (Wilkus-Bsrre; first vice president,
Colonel Ezra Iloyt Ripple, of Sornnton ;
second vice president," Captain R. W.
Bannatyne, of Tunkbsnnook; chaplain,
Rev. M. D. Fuller, of Scranton ; secre
tary and treasurer, H. C. Miller, of
Contest Between the Lightweight
Champions at the Seaside
Coney Island, Aug. 27. Seldom has
a limited ronud contest attracted such
a widespread interest as that tonight
at the S -aside Athletic club between
Jack McAuliffe and Alfred Griffiths,
better known as "Young Griffo," the
former the light weight champion of
America and tbe latter tee feather
weight champion of Australia. Both
men are far beyond the weight limit of
tboir respective classes, but this cut
no figure tonight, as tbe men fought at
catch weights and the oontest was de
cided on its merits.
The arena and the building was com
fortably filled an hour before the time
set for the entertainment to oommense.
The most prominent sporting men in
the city and vicinity occupied seats in
the private boxes surroundiug tbe
stage. The crowd kept coming in until
the great carnival of sport was com
menced with tbe collar and elbow
wrestling match between Homer Lane,
ex-champion, and Joe Ryan, tbe pres
Peter Jackson made his appearance
just as the eutertuinmsnt commenced.
He received a pleasant greeting as he
took his seat in a private box. The
wrestling contest was the best two in
three falls and Ryan won without
The first of the minor boxing con
tents ot th evening was between Con
nie Sullivan, of New York aud John
Madden, of Brooklyn. It was a six
round bout at 105 pounds, all of wbioh
were in favor of Madden, and be was
declared the win ner.
There was a slight stir when Al
O'Brien, of Philadelphia, and Charles
Burns, of Cincinnati, came upon the
stage to prepare for tbe second bout of
the evening. The pugilists fought
eight rounds at 135 pounds. Both men
were in good condition.
Burns fell to the floor in the fourth
round, practically knocked out and bis
seconds threw up tbe spon ee.
Max Moore.'of thejNew York Athletic
club, was referee. "Griffo" said he
weighed 133 pounds and McAuliffe said
ho weighed 140 pounds. But the dif
ference between their weight whon
they entered the ring looked
very much greater. McAuliffe came
on the stage at 10.15 o'clook and
wag greeted with a storm of applause.
His training story was borne out by
his seconds having a bottle of cham
pagne in bis corner. McAuliffe when
stripped looked twenty pounds the
heavier man. Griffo was only a min
ute behind MuAuliffe in entering the
Both men appeared iu the ring with
nothing but blue trunks. McAuliffe
led off and planted his left on Griffo's
face. Griffo .retaliated by smasbihg
Jack on the jaw. Mac led and was
cleverly stopped and Griffo swung his
right on Jack's wind. Griffo. won
the house by bis clever ducking and
countering. Jack led and landed a
wicked let t on Griffo's wind and got a
smash on the jaw in return for it. The
vast crowd were yelling themselves
hoarse when the first gong sounded.
Teu rounds were fought and Griffo
had the best of it all through.
Tbe crowd began to leave the
building before the last round began.
The fighting in this round was ot the
fiercest nature, but desperate as Mo
Auliffe was he did not regain his lost
laurels. Pandemonium reigned when
the announcement was made that
the referee had decided McAu
liffe tne winner, They hissed
and groaned until tbe building fairly
trembled and all hands yelled "Griffo."
It was unquestionably the most bare
faced decision that has ever been given
at a boxing contest in this vicinity.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Formal Opening of the Enoampment at
Washington, Aug. 27. Tonight wss
to witness the formal opening ot the
enoiimpment by a reception at Conven
tion hall, at which President Steven
son wss to be the central figure, bnt
tbe death of Congressman Shaw, of
Wisconsin, a past supreme chancellor
of the order, at bis home in Eau Claire,
cause a change in the programme A
meeting of tbe supreme lodge was
beld to take action on Mr. Shaw's
death, and it was decided tbat the re
ception should not take place as a
mark ot esteem to bis memory.
Affairs were very quiet at the Mon
nrueut grounds camp duriug the day.
Thousands of persons visited the scene
aud a large number ef these made the
trip to the top of the Washington obe
lisk. A number of commander 13 from
out of town arrived at tbe railroad
stations and marehed to tbe quarters
assigned them and by nightfall a ma
jority of tbe 2,000 tents were oooupied.
After onoe declaring off tbe opeuiug
reception at Convention hall on ac
count of the death ot Congressman
Shaw, the supreme lodge amended its
decision by agreeing tbat the recep
tion might be beld, but witi
ont tbe sanction of the euprtme
officers. Tbe reception was therefore
held, and a very brilliant affair it
proved to be. Addresses ot welcome
were made by Vice President Steven
ond President Ross, of the board of
Washington, Aug. 27. Forecast
for eastern ftnnsylvania and
.Vcie Jersmj, fair: wanner; east
winds, becomina southeast. For Western
, Pennsylvania, fair, southwest winds.
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