The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 06, 1894, Image 1

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Is for the nominee) of
the convention.
: Js for the nominees of
the convention.
Ithnsiastic Gathering
at Harrisbnrg
The Most Enthusiastic Meeting Ever Held in Pennsylvania's Capitol Hun
dreds of Patriotic Citizens Deliberate Upon the Best Methods of Fighting
the Free Trade Dragon Scranton's Brilliant Attorney Chosen President
Without Opposition A. J. Colborn, Jr., Electrifies the Assemblage by
His Eloquence Great Mass Meeting in the Evening The Campaign
Opened by General Hastings in an Exhaustive Review of the Situation.
Etlilorial Corresimndenct of th Tribune.
Uarrisbuko, Pa.. Sept 5.
SELDOM has a conyeution been bo
eleatri&ed as was the seventh
annual convention of tbe Penn
sylvania League of Republican clubs,
by tbe address of A. J. Colborn, jr.,
in placing the name of Major Everett
Warren in nomination for president.
Up to tbat point tbe day's proceedings
had been devoid of striking incident.
Whea Mr. Colborn began his address
the eonvention bad been restlets; when
be finished it was palpitant with an
President of the Pennsylvania State League
of Republican Clubs.
enthusiasm tbat at places broke oat
into eonlienous and vociferous cheer
ing, tbe like of which old conven
tion attendants say baa never been
surpassed in the ' history of
nominating conventions in this
great commonwealth. Mr, Colborn's
two points wliioh brought on the crisis
of applause, both bad reference to
brainy Tom Reed, and were both Im
promptu. Paraphrasing Scripture, Mr.
Colborn referred to the ex-speaker cot
as the reed that bad been shaken by
tbe wind, but the Reed by whom the
wind of Democratic congressional in
competency bad been shaken until it
whined for merty. This apt repartee,
coming after a succession of taking al
lusions, canght the convention, and
when one of the delegates under the
Inspiration of the moment, proposed
three cheers for Reed, they were given
witb vim.
Then tbe orator, with dramatis ef
fect and with an elocution that was
faultless, followed op bis theme as fol
"Vlows: "The same band that made the
Veiling and craggy cliff made the
Au valley smiling in tranquil
eauty: tbe hand tbat made also tbe
uountain torrent made the mirrory
Wface ef the ploeid lake, And I want
I) add without meaning any irrever
Vee that the hand that made elorlons
t- . . .i a
iveeu at mo same time maae a
impossible in com type 10 give
1 . 1 . ! . . . , . 1
all Harrisbnrg is talking of the new
orator, and Colborn, like Byron, may
say that be has awakened one day to
find himself well nigb nationally fa
mous. Tbe convention npon reconvening
after dinner promptly began business
by adopting a strong platform, includ
ing a plank vigorously denouncing
southern electoral injustices. Charles
P. O'Mslley, of Olyphant, was ehosen
one of the delegates to the next na
tional convention of league elubs in
Cleveland, Q, next year. The nomi
nation of Major Warren for president
was made by acolauiation after an
eloquent seconding speech by Thomas
L Hicks, of Philadelphia. When the
election of officers bad been com
pleted, President Warren named as
corresponding secretary, Fred W.
Fleitz, of Scranton. Mr. Fleitz's se
lection whs due less to geographical
location than to the request of promi
nent league members who took this
niothod of testifying to bis energy as
an organizer and to bis many services
for the league's advancement.
The Scranton party left for borne af
ter tonight's monster mass meeting in
the opera bouse and will arrive in
Scranton tomorrow morning at 042
Inoldente of the Journey on Board the
Harri.bars Bp.olal.
Special to tin Scranton Tribunt.
Habrisburq, Sept. 5. Forty-one
Serantonlans oconpied the two through
sleoplng oars attsobed to tbe Dela
ware, Lsokawanna and Western train
wbioh lf Scranton for Northumber
land at 6.05 o'clock last night Tbe
county convention at that time bad
nly got partially through its work,
and this fact probably deterred many
of Young Republicans
who bad expected to join in the pil
grimage. Those on board were:
Judgr R. W. Archhald, James W. Oak
ford, Harry W. KiiiRbnry, Harry P.
Simpson, Charles E. Daniels, M. H. Dale,
Thomas E. Reynold. C. E. Pryor. A. 8.
Newton, of l'ockville; S. V. Arnold, of
Peckville; Adjutant W. 8. Millar. F. II.
demons, Alex T. Council, William Alason,
of Ulakely; Dr. W. E. Lloyd, also of
iilukely; Colonel E. H. Ripple, D. W.
Powell, W. Willis Reese, of Old Forgo; J.
R. Johns, John M. Harris and J. E. Wat
kl us, all of Taylor; John R. Farr, Thomas
Lnyfehon, W. Gu.rlord Thomas, John 11.
Reynolds, Mayor W. L. Counell, John R.
Edward", William R. Lewis, A. J. Colborn,
jr., M.W. Lowry, R. A. Zimmerman, Jobu
R. Jones, Thomas P. Disprove, of Arch
bald; James W. Hmitb, of Peckville; D H.
Jout'9, of Archbald: Charles P. O'Malley,
Heese U. Brooks, Timothy J. Burke, it. J.
Huag and John Roles.
The run to Northumberland was
made without special inoident and dur
ipg tbe interval supper was served, en
ronte, to the half-famished convention
attendants who bad no tinio to make
preparation for the excursion. At
Northumberland, a fonr hours' wait
was enlivened by an impromptu pro
gramme of minstrelsy, arranged under
the ekilfnl direction of A. J. Colborn,
jr. Those who had not already been
introduced to this gifted orator's mel
odious vocal powers in the siugintr of
plantation ballads and plaintive love
ditties wre agreeably surprised
With Dr. Newton, of Olypbant, as
master of ceremonies, the programme
was carried out to tbe piuk of perfec
tion, and elioited the tribute of undis
guised wonder from more than a score
of natives whom it wooed from tbe
arms of Morpheus.
The journey from Northumberland
to Harrisbnrg was completed at an
early hour in tbe morning, and was
unbroken only by tbe monotone of
Clarence E. Pryor's soft murmuring of
self-felieitation ipon his happy avoid
ance of the pitfalls besetting a ronom
Veiy HospltabU Welcome for the Friends
of Major Warren.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Harkishuro, Sept. 5. After break
fast at the Union station dining rooms,
the Scranton contingent was welcumed
by Howard D. Potts in behalf of the
reception committee of tbe Uurrisburg
and Dauphiu conuty clubs. Headed
by the Harriiburg City band, the
members of the Central Repub
lican clnb of Soranton, with Colonel
E. H. Ripple, Judge R. W.
Archbald, Mayor Conneil and City
Treasurer Reese G. Brooks in the
van, were escorted to the headquarters
of Major Warrsn at tho Lochiel. Here
hospitable entertainment was In readi
ness, credentials and other convential
details were adjusted, and tbe Warren
Glee club, in spirited song, consigned
tbe Democracy, Wilsoniem and free
trade vagaries to their proper doom.
Tbe arrangements for the reception
of visitors were well-nigh perfect, and
many complimentary expressions were
heard in behalf of Harrisbnrg hospi
Cheers for Jack Robinson and Other No
table Incident,
ftwriat to the Scranton Tribune.
Harrisbuko, Pa., Sept. 5 Tbe con
vention assembled in the tastily re
decorated Harrisburg opera bouse at
10.30 o'clock. At tbe entrance of Pres
ident Robinson a scone of enthusiasm
prevailed for several moments. The
William Abern club, of Philadelphia,
150 strong, carrying American flags,
gold headed canes and silk bats, occu
pied tbe right hand gallery and ebeered
vooiferously. Tbe Harrisbnrg City
band and the brass instruments of the
Abern club united in a strident welcomo
and enthusiasm thus began early. No
table Republicans, upon entering the
ball, were eaoh accorded hearty greet
ings. Among tboae thus honored were
Chris L. Magee, of Pittsburg; Hon.
Walter Lyon, candidate for lieutenant
governor; William B. Ahern, of Phila
delphia. After invocation by R-v. George
Duncan, pastor of the Westminster
Presbyterian church, of Harrisbnrg, a
call of the roll diselosed the presence
of delegates from 175 clubs, tbe largest
membership ever enrolled at a league
convention. One 6f tbe incidents of
the roll call occurred when tbe name
of tbe Thomas B. Reed club was
reached. An outburst of cheering was
the result wbicb continued for fully
one tuinnte. Tbe M. S Q my clnb and
tbe W. B Abern clnb an the Boies E.
Penrose club, of Philadelphia, were
also honored by the convention by sim
ilar ovations. When tbe Daniel H.
Hastings elub was reached tbe cheer
ing was tumultuous; and tbe William
K Leeds association was also compli
mented by a vigorous outburst.
Th address of welcome by A. Wil
son Norris, of Harrisburg, tbe league's
new vice-president, was a masterly ef
fort, abounding In telling points which
were reeelvod at times with an en
thusiasm bordering on wildness. His
nllnsion to the recent Democratic de
pression as a "period of national tor
ture" canght the fanov of the conven
tion. When he likened it to the pass
ing thunder storm whioh obscures with
tbe cloud of Idleness only for a time
tbe brilliant sunlight of national pro
gress, the cheering broke out Into an
ovation. But the climax was reaohed
when in eloquont words and still more
eloquent gesture he paid tribute to
General Daniel H. Hastings, tbe hero
of Johnstown, and exborted the Re
publicans of Pennsylvania to ratify hie
nomination at the polls by a majority
which shall set a new record of Re
publican victory in an hour of national
danger. President's Robinson's re
spouse concluded" the oratory of the
forenoon session.
Letters of regret in response to invi
tations to touiiut's inonstor mass meet
ing were reeeived nml read from Hon.
Henry H. Bingham, Representative Ir
ving B. Wander, President W. W.
Tracy, of the National league of R
publioan clubs; Representative T. W.
Phillip!), Representative Robert Adams,
jr., Senator William B. Allison, of
Iowa; Senator John Sherm in. of Ohio;
ex-Vice President Levi P, Morton, or
New York; Representative John Dil
zell, of Pittsburg; ex-Senator J. Sloat
Fansett, of Elmira, N. Y. ; Senator
Cushman K. Davis, of Minnesota: Hon.
Robert T. Lincoln, of Chicago; ex
Speaker Thomas B. Reed, and Governor
William MvKinley. Tnere being no
contests, the coiivniition decided unani
mously to bold its next meeting in
York, and a recess was taken until
after dinner. L a R.
Eloquent Address bp A, J. Colborn, Jr.
Major Warren'e Acceptance.
Tbe convention re-assembled ut 2.30
o'clock when Chairman Hicks, of tuo
committee on resolutions submitted
the resolationslwhicb wore unanimous
ly adopted. He also read a snplemen
tary pi. ink, as follows, which wus
In a republic, whote cornorstone is the
equality of all men before tbe law, the
riuhts and protection gnarauteod by the
constitution and the laws should be sa
cred to all men, rich and poor, black and
white. It is the cardinal principle of our
government, national nnd state, that no
citizen shall bo peprived of lite, liberty or
property except iu accordance with law
righteously nnd justly administered. It Is
with regret that we sea t hit great princi
ple almoRt daily violated in the nouthern
atates of the nnion, and this regret is deep
ened by tho fact tbat almost invariably
our colored fullow-citlzens are selected
as the victims of this iniquity. The
constant lynching of colored citizens
throughout tho south without any effort
to invoke the law and secure to the ac
cused the constitntional right of a fair
and impartial trial, is a crime upon our
common humanity, a violation of the con
stitution and laws of the United States
and of the states and a disgrace to civiliza
tion. In the name of justice, humanity
and law, we protest against the crimes
perpetrated upon the colored peoplo of the
south. -
Nominations for officers of the con
vention being in order, A. J. Colborn,
jr., of Scranton, arose to place in nom
ination Major Everett Warrej, of Lack
awanna county, for president of the
league. His speech was frequently in
terrupted by applause. Mr. Colborn's
address was in substance as follows:
The Republican party points with pride
to the great achievements of its past and
offers as au earnest of its future faithful
ness an unbroken record of services per
formed for freedom, union and national
prosperity. It suppressed tbe most gigan
tic rebellion the world hns ever known,
and through its great leader, the immortal
Lincoln, lifted a race from servitude and
unpaid toil to manhood and citizonsbip,
and by its wie-e financial legislation it suc
ceeded in protecting tbe credit and cur
rency of the nation from repudiation and
inflation. It stands today for the pro
tection of popular government on
the American continent; stands for the
protection of governmental and interna
tional rights: stands for the protection of
tho lifo, liberty and property of tbe indi
vidual: stands for the protection of
all tho rights, privileges and
immunities of American citizenship:
stands for tbe protection of tbe ballot box
from fraud and intimidation; stands for
the protection of American commerce,
American manufacture and American ag
riculture from destrucuvo foreign compe
tition: stauds for the protection of home
invention, borne skill and home labor
against the free trade heresies embodied in
the roceut Democratic bill which tends to
pauperize and degrade them all, and which
strikes a deadly blow at our industrial
prosperity; stands for the protection of
both capital and corporation from confis
cation and mob violence; and, above all,
it stands for the sanctity and happiness of
the American home. It welcomes to our
shores the downtrodden and oppressed of
every land, but it insists that the inestim
able blessing of American citizenship shall
be extended to those who are in full sym
pathy and accord with the fundamental
principles of onr government, and who
will loyally support the sacred proviidons
of the constitution of the United States,
and conform to its laws and iuHtitutious.
It holds that this country is great and
broad enough for all true lovers of hburty,
but it is too small nnd too narrow for an
anarchist, a socialist or a communist; that
the free winds of heaven winch swerpover
it are freighted with freedom and will
bear on their breasts the folds of no other
flag save those ot the Stars and Stripes.
The Democratic party was entrusted less
than two years ago with entire charge of
the government for the Hrst timo in thirty
two years and Its admiuiHtratlou haa only
been satisfactory to those who hold office
nnder it. Its loyalty has received the ap
proval of overy enemy of the government.
Tbe courage of ita foreign policy has
amused tbe world and plenHed every cow
ard. Its justice to tho disabled soldiers
has won golden opinions from those who
gave them their wounds. Flushed with
triumph two years ago, today it is hu
miliated by tbe consclonsues of unspeak
able shame and astonishing failure. It
promised retrenchment of expendi
tures, but it has passed appropria
tions for the coming your larger
than those of the "billion congress''
at its first session. It promised abolition
of protective duties, n tariff for revenue
only and destruction of trusts and monop
olies. It has surrendered to trusts and
monopolins,and its unparalleled atraddlejof
the tariff question has bettn a source of
wondermeut to "gods and men." Never
has a party failed more completely and
disgracefully. It has been strong only in
the Imbecility of "innocuous desut-tudo,"
and deserves to live na a reminieence of
promises forgotten and pledges unre
deemed. Tbe result lias made capital
timid, closed onr mills and manufactures,
depleted our treasury, paralyzed business
and brought penury and want to tho peo
ple, who now turn to us for succor and re
lief. There are those who have said tbat the
Republican party bad completed Us work;
that its mission was ended. Is tbat the
message yon bear? No; its work is not
ended, its glorious minslon has just begun.
The Republican party Is immortal it can'
never die. It principles ita vital princi
ples truth, justice, patriotism theBe,
these are eternal, immortal, imperishable.
The party today stands united, unfettered
free. It points to ita 'glorious record of
Continued on Page 6
Many Bnmm Forms Are Turned to Unrecog
ninblo Cinders.
Braman Drove Thirty Persons Into a
Shallow Pool and Threw Water
Upon Them Preparation for Re
lief of the Suffering Provisions Are
Distributed at Hinckley Domestic
Animals Starving in the Burnt
Pine City. Minn., Sept. 6
THE Hinckley horror is dawning in
its awful magnitude. There
are now lyinir in the desolate
cemetery, undor a shallow cov
ering of sand, or in rough boxes which
take the place of caskets, 210 bodies.
F. G. Webber, of Pine City, who hue
had entire charge of the interment, has
bad bis work well in hand and has
kept most accurate accounts of
the Indies These fipnrcs are bis,
and include those burled by their
friends. Four trenches in nil hava
been openod, separated by about fonr
feet. Commencing on the south in th
north trench are forty-five unboxed
corpies. In trench No. 2 are twenty
boxes, mauy containing from two to
five bodies. This trench is not yet
closed. Iu the third are twenty-seven
boxes 'like the others. Tbe fourth
Is not yet in use. but tbere are piled up
nineteen boxes which will be put in to
morrow. The foreman of the construction
train reported bo Coroner Cowan this
afternoon tbat in the hill at the north
end of the bridge across the Grind
stone were nine bodies completely in
cinerated, so that tbe sex could not be
A few rods west of where tbe Dnluth
depot stood was found the body of a
woman. To this must be added tbe
few bodies shipped out, the two buried
by 3im Hunt's party, four interred by
another explorer, Stautla by name,
making the total of nbout,225 accounted
for in Hinskley and vicinity,
A mass of estimates are being made,
but there is no foundation for them.
There were undoubtedly settlers and
men in the lumber camps who have not
yot been discovered. A search for them
will be prosecuted with vigor, and tbey
will be buried where they lie There
is an unknown nntuber of dead in the
mill pond. It is as yet unapproximated.
Tbe bank was covered with sawdust
and edgings, and not fur away was tho
Brennan mill and lntnber yard. A num
ber of persons was seen to go to the
mill pond No one oame out alive, and
hardly a glimpse of the south bank,
where the people were, cau be ob
tained oa account of tbe smoke still
rolling up in dense colnmns.
At Pokegama, or Brook Park, tbe
duad have been nearly nil accounted
for and will not run over twenty-five.
At Miller were buried twelve; at Sand
stone sixty. seven. These figures, with
nn estimate including those not yet
round, bring tbe total np to 379. Tbe
latter estimate may be too low, bnt it
is a matter of absolute conjecture, and
it is here that tbe widely different
totals are found. Some think that at
least 200 settlers in camp are yet to be
Vbe hero of the burning of Pokegama
settlemont is John Braman. He got
over thirty of tbe victims into a shal
low pool below the log dam. The lat
ter oaught fire and burned fiercoly in
their faces. On one side was the rail
road trestle and on the other a pile of
more than 100 cords of bard wood. Mr.
Braman and other men kept the women
and children in tbe shallow pool, dash
ing water over tbuin.
Mr. Braman lost his son, J. Braman,
who perished while trying to save bis
horses. Mrs. Braman and Mrs. Frame
and tbe latter's four children took
refuge under an overhanging bank of
the creek and were saved,
There were 113 inhabitants in the
township and tbere were probably a
few other fatalities.
Dulcth, Minn., Sept. 5. There are
over 1.000 destitute refugees from tb
Hinckley and Sandstone fires now in
Dnluth. and it is expected that there
will be only a few more to come. Over
if (1,000 has been raised for tbelr relief,
and food clothing and lntnber have
ben liberally donated. Cloquet, Two
Harbors and other surrounding towns
are lending supplies. Some persons
are returning to their burned homos,
leaving wives and families in charge of
tbe Rillaf society, or sending them to
friends and relatives. The relief so
ciety aent 100 refugees yesterday to
friends or relatives in other cities.
The railways nr- furnishing transpor
tation subject to the order of the com
mittee on triimpirtttion. The mayor
und city rfflciuls ot Hinckley areall safe
and arrived iu the city lust night. Gnu
of the sad features is the large number
of oows, horses, sheep and hogs, as well
as fowls, tbat miraculously escaped the
fires and are now suffering and slowly
dying from hunger. The Humane so
cieties at Dnluth will at once take this
part of the relief work in charge.
There was a wedding yesterday in -the
bethel in the midst of sevral fire suf
ferers by the Rev. C. C. Salter. The
bride' was Sophie S.imnelaon and tbe
groom John Deroscor. both refugees
from Sandstone Junction. It wus one
of tbe few oheerful inoldents of the
tire. Chief of Police Armstrorg was
best man, and Mrs. Crowlty, head of
the woman's relief committee, was
bridesmaid. The families of the bride
and groom are fire destitute, Deroscor
In a few days will return to his farm
and, with a box car for a temporary
house, pnt up a modest cabin, bis
bride meanwhile staying with friends.
Partial and conservative estimates of
tbe damage inolude the fnllowiug
totals: At Hinckley. $500,400; Sand
stone, (202,500. and Partridir-, 1(28.009.
This .makes a total of (980.300 and
coven more than ball the loss in all
the towns, but includes no timber
losses, which are enormons.
Hinckley, Minn., Sept. 5. There wns
considerable activity in Hinckley yes
terday. The survivors have placed the
executive direction of nffuirn in cbarge
of a committee of wbioh II. C. D.ivis is
chairman, and A C. Hay secretary.
Lumber and suppltes came np Monday
night, and a cook ihauty, inclosed on
three sides, with an adjoining store
home, was knocked together. Here
was installed a crew of lumber-camp
cooks, who prepared ham and fresh
meats, coffee and bread and cheese in
abuntant quantities for the refugees.
Ashland, Wis., Sppt. 5 The bodies
of the eight pople who lost their lives
at High bridge have been identitied as
follows: Frank Bargrin, Maggie Bar
grin, Isaao, Elislin, Willie, Jessie and
Mrs. Tawuey and Waiter Grant.
Homestenders near Marengo report
twenty-eight door burned in one bunch
where they had huddled together in a
green thicket and suffocated. Baked
rabbits, partridges nnd porcupines are
numberless. Within a distance five
miles square in tbe town of Murengo
thirty-two homesteaders lost every
thing and but three bouses remain.
Farmers in Western New York Stay
Awake, in Terror Lest tho Forest
Fires Descends Upon Them.
Buffalo, N. Y Sept. 5. Reports
from the farming districts of Western
New York say that nil that is needed
for a repetition of tho recent horrible
calamity in the northwest v to have a
fire onco get a start in th section.
Farmers are afraid to go to bed at
night on account of the danger from
fire, which, owing tothe long continued
drought, is liable to sweep the parched
country ut any time.
Pasture has burned and dried np so
that it is a hard matter to got food for
stock; farmers are compelled to haul
water long distances for their cattle
and other stock, the little brooks and
rivulets having disappeared. Tho
Ginesee river is lower than for many
years at this season of the year.
Dunkirk reports fierce forest Ores
raging south of there that threaten de
struction to everything in their path.
Already thousands of dollars' worth of
property have gone up in smoke, and
the work of destruction continues un
checked, notwithstanding the vigorous
work of hundreds of men, women and
children who aro fighting the flames
day and night Ytsterday morning
tho flames reached a point jnst south
of Fredonia, and every available man
in the village nnd surrounding country
is fighting the fire.
Tbe viUage is practically without fire
protection, the water in tbe reservoir
having been nearly exhausted on ac
count of the long continued drouth,
and should the fire gain headway tbe
entire town would be wipjd out.
Fires are also raging on the "Cavey
farm." a mile south of Dunkirk, nnd
apprehension is felt on account of the
high south wind prevailing.
Reports from the surrounding coun
try are to the same effect. Everything
is burning up, and there- are no indi
cations of ruin. Farmers are in a terri
ble predicament. Those who have es
caped tbe ravages of the grasshopper
plague are now having their season's
crop destroyed by fire.
The city of Dunkirk is dense with
clouds of smoke from the fire district,
and lake vessels from that port are
keeping up a constant blowing of fog
horns in order to prevent collisions.
Brotherhood 1 1 nights cf
Labir Jlan.
New York, Sept. 5 The third day
of the clothing workers' striko opened
with 14.000 men idle in New York and
7.000 idle in Brooklyn and Brownsville.
The Brotherhood tailors and the Knights
of Labor tailors are at loggerheads be
cause tbe latter refuse to join in the
This morning the Brotherhood men
attacked the headquarters of tbe
Knights in this city and hurlod a nntn
tier of missiles through the windows.
The strikers were dispersed by tbe
police, Tbe war between the organ
iz'id carpenters and sub-son tractors,
bids fair to be a long and bitter one.
The present fight is not a question of
wages or hours, but is to do away with
the system of lumping, or snb-letting
of contract jobs. Neurly 1,000 men are
out and it is stated that before twenty
four hours the number will increase to
2,500, tying up the work on over 250
Eansana Prapailng to Organizs a N.w
Fanelcd Political Party.
TorKKA, Sept. 5. An address wns
issued to the people of K'inflas yester
day signed by J. U. Lathrop,W. H. Ben
nington and others calling for the or
gani.zitinn of a new political party in
this state, based on the initiative and
referendum system.
Polling places are to be established
all over the state and voters in accord
with any of the old parties will be
asked to call aud identify themselves
with the now organization.
The Fight a Draw.
New Orleans, Sept. 5. Tho fight be
tween Dempaey and McCarty was declared
a draw at tbe end of the twentieth round.
By cutting through tho stone jail wall,
seven persons at Hillside, Mich., made
their esoape.
A cloudburst near Guthrie, O. T
drowned Mrs. John Mcl'ikf, two daugh
ters and Miss Mabel Hill.
Unable to curb bis appetite for liquor,
B. F. Fisher, a bookkeeper, of Oklahoma
City, O. T., took laudanum.
While rowing on a Pembroke (Mass.)
pondT. E. Ulnkoly and John E: Hum
phey, of Boston, fell in and wore drowned.
On a raft without sails or oars Frauk
Beaoh and Oeno Hnndloy, of St. Louis,
started for Now Orleans to win a tl.OOU
On the charge of stealing the affections
of Mrs. Carrie VVebor Clurk, formerly a
noted Boston singer. O. P. Decker, a
traveling man, is suod by her husband for
The Republican Majority Bay Reach 30,0
It is Double That of the Last Off Year
Election, Big Gains Having Been
Made in Every Town Democracy
Has Gona to Seed in the Green
Mountain State A Blow at Free
Traders Given with Stunning; Effect.
Bugle Note of Northern Sentiment.
Burlington, Vt., Sept. 5.
pETTJRNS are slow in coining in,
UJ but it ia certain that Vermont
m has led off the ball of state eloo
J U tiona with a most sicnirtcaat
Republican victory. Instead of being,
as the Democrats predicted, a falling
oil from the usual off year figure, tbe
Republican majority is unprecedented
for an off-year, and may not improb
ably exceed tbe greatest majority
given in any year in tbe state's history.
Compared with 1890, tho last off year,
the majority is nearly doubled, it Is
estimated to be over 20 000 and may
reach 30,000.
That it is a bugle note of tbe ssnti
ment which has been aroused through
out the country against the national
Democracy and ugainst tbe principle of
free trade cannot bedonbtod.
The following is the whole ticket
elected :
For Governor Urban A. Woodbury,
Lieutenant-Governor Zophar M. Man
sui, Brighton.
State Treascror -nenry F. Field, Rut
laud. Secretary of State Cbauncey W.
Brownoll, of Burlington.
Stato Auditor Franklin D. . Hale, of
Members of Congress First district, II.
Henry Powers, Mnrristown; Second dis
trict, William W. (irout, Barton.
The Populists, contrary to expects
tiona, made no showing whatever.
They niadega vigorous campaign, but
when it came time to vote they were
not heard from.
The city of Burlington, governor
elect Woodbury's home, gave him a
good send-off by voting a mnjority of
(191, Tbe vote 'stood: Woodbury (Rep.),
1,504; Smith (Dein.), TG0; McUinueas
(Pop.), 41; scattering, 13. Iu the same
town iu 1890 Page, tbe Republican
candidate, only had a majority of 44
votos. and in S'.)i Smaller (Dein.) hud
a majority of 90 votes. Tbe city gave
the Republican comity candidates un
average majority of over 500,
The Republicans curry every county,
elost two congressmen by increased
majorities, aud eieot a solid Rspnblicun
senate and an overwhelming majority
of representatives.
Congressmen W. W. Grout aud H.
H. Powers are re-elected by increased
majorities. The Democrats have met
the most crushing defeat since the war.
The returns from nearly every town
show an increase in the Rupublicun
aud a corresponding decrease iu tbe
Democratic vot9 for governor, as com
pared witb tbe result in 1892.
T. P. Hoban, of Soraaton, Electol Presi
dent of Aaaociation.
Philadelphia. Sept. 5. Tbe Catho.
lie Mntuul Bunufit association of Penn
sylvania grand council closed this even
ing. The reports showed a very lnrse
increase in membership during tbe last
two years. Tbe following ofllcers were
T. P. Hoban, Scranton, president; M,
J, Duffy. Great Bai l, first vice presi
dent; J. T, Oraii-v, i-ne, second vice
president; J. B. l s, Bradford and B.
A. Kelly, Csrbondale, trustees; John
P. Kunkel, Allegheny, marshal ; L. A.
Schott, Pittsburg, guurd: Professor M.
J. McMahon, Pittsbnrg; P.McMamara,
Sbarpsburg ; aud J. T. Mldelaner, Erie,
finance committee.
Desperate Dead of a HUiourl Horse
Thief In Carrolltoa.
Uakuollton, Mo., Sept, 5. Hurloy
Coin, a horse thief, who was being
brought herefrom Cbillicotbe, shot and
killed Constable William Hall, of Hill
township, witb the latter's revolver.
Coin then attempted to shoot Hall's
father, but was prevented by Justioe
Rutiyon, who wrested the revolver
from Coin's bund. Coin ran and was
shot at four times by Runyon, one sbot
taking effect iu his houd. He escaped
tothe timber. A posse was organised,
and he was captured and taken from
the infuriated people and brought to
jiil at this place.
Symptoms of Cbolara
CuuiiEitLANn, Md., Sept. 5. John Peter
Watthor, a native of Bavaria, who was
takon off a west-bound train of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad here today, died at
5.50 tonight, ills symptoms were tbat of
Asiatic cholera.
Auditors report that ex-Treasurer Philip
Fisher, of Westmoreland oounty, is 13,891)
Tyrone's board of health refuses to re
move cattle that died of anthrax just out
side of that borough.
The National Master Blacksmiths' asso
ciation, composed of railroad blacksmiths,
has seventy delegates at Pittaburg.
Locomotive firemen of the country will
aend COO delegates to the Brotherhood con
vention at Harrisbarg on Monday.
R. M. Stocker, of Honeidaln, was yes
terday nominated by the Tunkhacnock
Democrats ot the Fifteenth district for
P. Washington. Sept. 5. For
eastern iWinitjZiiant'o, nenerally
fair, cooler, variable tci'tidX For
t western I'ennsylvania, fair,
"oooirr, e-veept in the vicinity of AVt'e,
north winds.
' "We have now on exhibi
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comprisingthe latest NOV
Early selections are most
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Lewis, Rellly S. Davies
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408 Spruce Street.
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