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DETAILS OF DEMOCRATIC
LOCAL DESPAIR BEGIN ON
EIGHT Pyf'al--Sj COLUMNS.
SCRANTON. TA WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 12. 1894.
TWO CENTS A COVY
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BOM FIDE CIRCULATION
RANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANT OTHER lORliC PAPE!
A Patriotic Demonstration Welcomes 111
Wearers of the Blue.
TEN THOUSAND VETS ARE IN LINE
The Grand Army of the Republic Out
in Goodly Numbers Not So Young;
As They Once Were A Parade That
Will Probably Never Be Repro
duced. PlTTSBUnO. Sent. 11,
fJVER 10,000 men who fought to
II It save the Union murohed through
II II the cities of Pittsbnrir and Alia
Vi gbeny todny. The old familiar
wur tunes to which they and their
comrades rushed to victory or death,
filled the air and re-echoed buck from
the aarrnnndiug hills. The musio made
their hearts beat as in the stirriuir
tirnos of thirty years ago, and brought
the tlusli of patriotism and eonraga
to their cheeks. Bat while they stepnoil
out fcoldly and bravely they conld uot
Btrnlgiiten their bent forms nor conceal
their gray nmr nor furrowed cheoke,
They carried no heavy rifli with its
Elitterinir bayonet, but aided their
aged limbs with walking sticks, while
here and there in the lines of blue cauie
a comrade on crutches.
They mnrcheJ past battery after bat
tery of bright eyes and waving hand
kerchiefs. On vory street corner and
vacant lot rose tier after tier of human
faos, and sb the veterans pnssed cheer
arter cheer greeted them. Every win
dow along the route, the fire encapesarjil
roof tops were crowded, while the side.
walks were packed solidly from the
building lino to the wirej ropes stretch'
ed along the curb.
THE GRAND PARADE.
At 10.80 o'clock the parade started
from the histono Monongahela Honne,
on the banks of the river from which
it takes its name. First came Company
A, Second Battalion Naval reserves.
guard of honor to Commander in Chief
Adams. Then followed the depart
ments or me uraua Army or the tie
public in the following order: Illinios.
Wisconsin, Ohio, Now York, Connec
ticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey.
Maine, California, Rhode Island, New
mmpsmre, Vermont, fotomao, Vir
ginia sua JNortn (Jarolioa: Maryland.
Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado
una Wyoming; Kansas, Delaware,
Mioneeotn, Missouri, Oregon, Kentucky,
West Virgiuia, South Dakota. Wash
ington and Alaska; Arkansns, New
- jmric ..titan, lenneasee, Lousianu
ana juusiwaippi; iiorlila, Montana,
Texas, Llah o, Arizona, Georgia. Ala
bama, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Indian
Territory, Indiana and Pennsylvania
ON T?HE REVIEWING STAND.
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvanln,
with, bis staff and a number of notable
men and women from all parts of the
country, occupied the reviewing stand
lu the Alleghany park, and saluted
each division as it swong around and
pnssed in review. The arrangement
for the comfort of the marchers wore
excellent. A short distance apart were
stationed emergenoy hospitals, with
thtt red cross fluttering before the door,
while along the route were men with
cool water and lemonade for the vet
erans. The National Associatiou of Army
and Navy Chaplains met in the Young
Men's Christian association rooms and
elected the Rev. T. H. Hagtrarty chap
lain of the Ninety-third Illiinois, pres
ident and Chaplain C. C. McCabe, of
the One Hundred and Twenty-secand
The National Association of Nitval
Veterans mot again this morning and
elected the following officers: Com
modore, Will E. Atkinson, Cincinnati;
captain and shipmate, George C. Irel
and, Brooklyn; commander, S. W.
Sbaw, ZaoesvilU, O. ; lieutenant com
mander, J. J. Gillman, Boston.
Governor McKlnley of Ohio and his
Staff are at the Monongahela House.
One hundred delegates were present
tonight at the opening of the national
convention of ex-prisoners of war.
They were welcomed by Mayor Mo
Kenna. President Charles Davis, of
Nsw York, in bis annual report re
ferred to the depletion in members of
the organization. Seventy thousand,
ex- prisoners, be said, were dead, and
less than 20,000 were living.
These were entitled to proper recog
nition from congress and which
they should have received long ago.
Vice-President Grant reported that the
past year bad not beeu favorable for
legislation in behalf of exprisoners, but
be hoped the time was near when tbeir
petitions would receive just recog
nition. There were reunions. galore of vet
erans tonight. Nearly every church,
ball and publio office was brongbt into
ATE ROUGH ON RATS.
Wedding Party If ad 61ok by Poieoned
Bristol, Tenn., Sept. 11. News has
just reached here that a number of
persons were poisoned at a wedding
upper in Scott county, Vn. Investi
gation revealed that the wedding cake
contained "rough on rats."
Elizabeth Peter, Zo Peter and Al
bert Lane are said to be dangerously
II) from the effects of the poison,
DROWNED AT SEA.
Suicide of a Cablo Pawenffer on the
Nbw York, Sept. 11. The steamship
Hudson, which arrived from New Or
leans to-day, reports that during the
voyage Einile Dependorf, a cabin 'pas
senger, jumped overboard and was
The sbip was about twenty miles
from South Pass at the time of the
' GAS EXPLOSION.
A Naked Lamp, Can Hstoo la a Co
Ashland, Pa,, Sept. 11. A large vol
sme of gas in the Centralia colliery
wns ignited by a nakod lamp this after
noon and a terrible explosion followed.
George Elect, aged 80 years, was in
iastantly killed; Jamns Fogarty whp
fatally injured, and John Cook and
two Unngarians, whose names are uoi
known, were seriously hurt.
The shock was felt throughout the
entire nilue and cuused a panio among
CRASHED INTO YARD ENGINE.
Southern Express Wrecked Near Dal'.i
more and Trainmen Injured.
Baltimore, Sipt. 11 The Southern
express train from Harrisburg with
niue loaded coaches and making twenty
miles 'an hour, crushed into a yard en
gine which hud ru i wild and toppled
over from the adjoining traok at Mount
Vernon mills this morning eompktuly
demolishing both engines.
Engineer Reed und Fireman Rice
were painfully injured.
IMITATORS OF CORBETT.
Rural Pugilists Found Themselves for
Bradford, Pa., Sept. 11. Ed. Burke,
of Louisville, and Uite Peckbuui, of
this place, fought for gate reeeipts at
(Jouius bull here touigut. The ujfbt
was brisk for two rounds, Peck ham
having all the bettnr of it.
Peckham broke Burke's noso with an
upper cut in the lust part of the second
round und Burke laid down in third
PAVING BIDS OPENED.
Some Queer Questions Arise in Con
'sequence of the Competitive Fig
ures Thus Made Public.
Fnecial to the Scranton Trlbun.
Pittston, Sept. 11. The all-Import
ant topie here tonight is still tbe ptv
ing question. Tbe bids have at last
been made public, and much is the
comment that they excite. The I3r
ber Asphalt company, for example,
want S3 74 per square yard, with con
crte foundation. Two weeks ago, in
Washington, an equally good asphalt
pave wus contmcti for, it is asserted.
at the rate ot SI. 05 per square yard,
Three weeks ago, a contract precisely
similar to the Pittston one was let, in
Chicago, at if 1.08 per square yard. Six
weeks ago mis was let in ot. rau! at
tbe rate of $1 bn per square yard. Peo
pie are wondering why asphalt bids
should he so much higher here.
The bid of tbe Mack Brick Pa vim:
company, of Canton. O., calls for 12.47
pr square yard, vitrified brick, or
3.72 per square yard for a bloek paving
of fire clay. Dunn Bros., the paving
contractors of Wilkes-B.irre. say tbey
win ao tne same Kind or work in the
same ninnnr, using tbe same grade of
brick, for S3 13 per square yard. The
Hallowood Brick company, of Ohio,
offer through their representative. T,
13. Townsenil. to lay a brick pave in
sunu tor si.us per square yard. Tbe
specifications, however, call for a con
crete bed. inasmuch as th borough
will have to pay for 44,000 square
yarns, toe total cost unaor euch md can
readily be figured out.
Ic-nigbt the woods are full of pave
agents. One who came up from
Wilkes-Barre yesterday brought $1,000
in cash along, according to his own
confession, bnt he says tbe amount did
not begin to meet tho requirements of
a competitive campaign. Sensational
developments urn expected before tbe
week is over. Council will meet again
innrs iay night.
SHOT BY A DIVORCEO WIFE.
A Pennsylvania Engineer Ii Seriously
Philadelphia. Sent 11. Clarence
W. Clurke, a prominent member of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers, was shot mid seriously wounded
on a Pennsylvania railroad train at
iNswark, N, J., on Sunday by his di
When the train slowed ud at New
ark, tbe woman entered the car and
shot bim at short r.mge with a pistol.
J. he woman suddenly left the car nnd
stepped off the train. Clark may re
Amerioaa Profeeeore Are Imprleoned by
Boston, Sept. 11. The secretary of
tne Amerleun board of onmmerce Tor
foreign missions, whose office is in this
city, has received a cable dispatch from
AiniaDfl, Tnrttey, which announces tbe
arrest and imprisonment of a number
of professors in the American schools
at that point and also at Marusb.
Ibe charges made against the mis
sionaries are that they were in league
with the Armenians, whiob is tbe rev
olutionary party of that country.
THE FIRE STILL RAGING.
Michigan Wood Are BlaBlna; With
Ewe'n, Mich.. snt. 11. The forest
fires nre still raging in the woods
around here and there has been no
rain. A strong wind Setnrdav niffht
started a big fire eight miles sonth of
here which consumed about 600,000
feet of logs.
The camp equipments were taken to
the river for safety. No lives were
MATTHEWS FOR GOVERNOR.
FopulUti of New York Slake Nomina
tion by Aoclamation.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 11. The Pop
ulist state convention tonight nomin
ated Cbarlos E Matthews, of Buffalo,
for governor by acclamation.
Robert C. Uowson, of Penn Yan, wns
nominated for lieutenant governor and
Thaddeus B. Wakeman, was named for
ju6ge of court of appeals.
Shoe Dealer Aseitro. ,
WlI.KES-rUiinu Sent 11 Bernard and
Edward M. Weil, extensive dealers in
shoes, under tbe firm name of Weil Bros.,
were closed by the sheriff late this after
noon. The liabilities are uot made known.
ffi'Xloen Governor Dead.
' Los Ahoeues, Cal., Sept, 1L Don Pio
Plr.nl tha umt fuv.. fH
1 " "", A , V. f , Ll fgUVOlllUA VI ,
fornia, died bere tola morn in ir. ased SM
FL 111 FACE
Kentucky Chivalry Takes tho Form of a
Pistol Pulling Encounter.
COLONEL BRECKINRIDGE THE CAUSE
In an Argument as to His Ethical
Merits One Distinguished Colonel
Is Assailed by Another and Blood Is
Expected, Sah, to Wipe Out tho
Dishonor Later News from Maine.
uiner roiiticai intelligence.
LrxiNtiTON. Ky.. S?pt. 11,
HN ENCOUNTER, wbioh came
lit iienremliug in a tumble tragay,
lr nccurre'' i" the reitanraut of
UU Frank Divis here this morning.
The principals in the nff lir, in whic'i
tdstois playod a prominent part. wort
Professor C. M. Alberti, a prominent
Owons mnn, and Colonel John R. Alleu,
county attorney of Fnyette, a follower
It seems that Allen tok offenso at
tho words of Alitor li in his speech nt n
ward meeting bere last niglit in whicl)
he accepted the challenge of Allen to
throw mud in the following language:
He says be has fncts and figures, dates
and name. Well, nil I have pot to say is
"Lay ou McDuff and damned be be who
first cries hold, enonirb." I may not livo
in a b'owimtoue front without glass win
dows, but I have some neighbors who hare
been men about the town aud have not
their blinds securely fixed.
Allea approached Alberti in the res
taurant and said: ''Whatdo vou mean
by rtflecling upon my character iu
such n manner T"
"I mean just what I said," Alberii
replied, "and propose to stand by my
ALLEN PULLED HIS PISTOL.
Alberti had arisen from the table
and Allen approached bim and in a
twinkling bad struck his opponent
twice in the face with bis open band,
Alberti made no effort to strike Allen,
but swore be could get his pistol as
quickly as any body, when Allvn, in nn
instant, hnd bnu covered. Alter
roundly abusing Alberti. Allen with
drew and Alberti finished his bre.ik
fuft. Another story has it that Alleu ap
proached Alberti from behind nnd
holding bis pistol on him slapped him
in the face. Neither of tho principals
will talk, nor will Davis, who is noted
for keepiug mum regarding shameful
encounters wtilcli occur in bis estab
lishment. Both men are very courag
eous and further trouble Is expected.
UNITING ON MR. BLISS.
The Opponent of Ex-Senator Flatt Ao
tive In New York.
New YoRK.Sept. 11 The opponents
of Levi P. Morton showed a disposi
tion torbiy to united on Cornelius N.
Blips, who is expacted to arrive hore
from Lurope tomorrow or Thursday.
There was a great deal of quint work
at the Republican primaries lonk'ht to
elect delegates favorable to Mr. B!is,
and that the 151104 movement will re
formally hunched by some of the as
sembly district conventions on Thurs
day night is now assured, 'I'bo effort
to unite on Do pew has amarontlv
tailed; not on account of Depew s un
willingness to be a candidate, but be
cause Kspulilicnus generally cannot
be convinced that a railroad presiaont
would be a safe candidate at this time.
It is believed that Mr. Bliss wonld
accept the nomination. His friends
aay that he will uot make a ennt at for
it, but if there 1b anything lik'i a gen
eral call for him, he will sacrifice him
elf. Anti-Morion men nr predicting
tO'iay that Morton w li retire from the
field before the eud of this week. They
say that it baa bnen demoustrated that
Morton cannot have more than 200
votes ou tlr first ballot, while it will
require 307 to nominate; nnd that lie
will withoraw as soon ns he is con
vinced that be cannot be nominated on
the first ballot. The Morton men still
claim more than 400 delegates, but ii is
evident that they iuu not nearly so coi.
fidunt as they were a week ago.
MAINE'S MfJJRIIT GROWS.
It Now Hupplly Hovers Near the Forty
Thoaiai d Ma k
Portland. Me., Sept. 11. The Ad-
vertixer has complete returns from tile
First Cnngrossional district :is follow:
Reed, 17,105: During, 8,830; iWd'H
plurality, 8,320. Last time it w,m 1,077
Miuunago goes k.'iiuuuchii tor the
first time in its history. Tho Repub
licans have carried every county iu the
state aud it is estimate 1 Unit the legis
lature will have, a working Eepublicau
minority of 125, wiilch i no ores the re
election of Senator William P. Frye.
Nelson Din a ley, beth L. Milllken and
U A. Buutelle are also rr-dlooted to
oongress bv majorities ranging from
6.000 to U,000. it looks as Ibouirh the
total vote of the state would be 125,000
and Cleaves wil) get 40,000 plurality.
Reports from all over the state indi
cate that tbe Republicans are half mad
with joy over tbeir phenomenal victory
It bus been iipproached only three
lines Bince the pirly came into exm
HO", one." in 1803, when the Deuces
were 22,821; another time wns iu 1600.
when the plurality was 27.000, und
auaiu iu 1S72, wie n it exseded thrSH
figures In the Greeley campaign aud
rose to 32,355
Vaoanole on th State Ticket FU ed A
TaiifT Resolution ' .
Haisrisduuq. Sept. 11. The Demo
cratic State convention re-convened
here today to fill the vacancies on the
tate ticket caused by ,tlie death of
Hannibul K. Sloan, df Indiana countv.
and the withdrawal ot ex-Judge
Bucber, of Union, tbe nominee for
oongressmuu-at-large. Benjamin F.
Meyers, of llarrlsburg, presided. A
series of resolutions were unauimously
aoptea. After eulogizing Mr. moan.
the resolutions were as follows:
Resolved, That we re-affirm the platform
and principles upon which the caudidatei
of the Democratic- party were nominated
nil .Tlini. 7 IWOJ Anil..ra
Uie Democratic administration of Preai-
neni; ueveianu nna uovernor Iattion.
vo coruiany commena too consistent at
'.itudHnf t.llA nrpawlont-. tnurnvd tm-iW
frm, ndminif trative reform, and a sound
uumiuiifi (Kiiiuy. we rejoice inut toe re
ueal of the Mi K'liilni' tnriff iml i,a h.i.
Hon of hitrh lirntpr-tivn rintipa ... h..itw.
speedily followed by improved business
conditions and restored public conlldonce.
aud that the etrps already taken towards
ivvm tusiuuia uuiiea uuve resuiceu in tne
revival' .if Imuumaa tlia . rnalnra nt
maiiul'aoiuring, nnd the stimulation of
tiuuu. i n i.mruime coauuenuy npneal to
vuu luu-ii Muiinyivunm lor tnoir sup
port of tho caudidstes placed iu uoiuiua
lion by this convention.
Thomas Collins, of Bellefonto, and
Henry Meyer, of Allegheny, was then
unanim.iusly chosen ns the now candi
dates for congressman-at large, and the
cuuvuuuou uoj mrneu.
POLITICS BOILED DOWN.
Dr. D. G. Smith, of Bnydor county, wa
esteruny nuiniuaiea Dy lie democrats as
a candidate for cougrets iu tho Eighteenth
At a meeting of tho executive committee
or tne Democratic societies of Peunsylva
nia it was decided to hold tbe general as
teiuoiy in Aitoonu, uct. la.
Thomas Collins, of Bollefonte, named by
the Democrats for couKressmau-at-large,
was born in Cambria countv about sixtv-
iive years ago. He is an extensive railroad
contractor and builder. lie bud the con
tract for the great Brazilian railrond built
by tho EnglLsh government in the latter
sixtios. Henry Mover, the other candi
date, is a na:lvo of Pittsburg, where he
wns born about forty-two yours ago. He
is a grnauatn oi laie college aud a prom
inent member of the Allegheny conbty
bar. He is a German and has a lurce Drac-
tice. He has been his party's candidate
lor senator and auditor general.
A JONAH OX liQAKD.
Profnsior Cook' Arotlo Ezpidltlon At
tended by 111 Luck.
New York. Feb. 11 A more nn
lucky expedition than Professor Cook's
to tho arctic regions has seldom oc
curred. Tbe ship Miranda, whioh car
ried tbe excursionists to the ice-bound
north, oollided with a lighter, an ice
berg and a reef. and then
sank in mid-ocean and vesterdav
the Portia, while carrying the
party back to New York after
their summer's succession of bnrdshins.
raumeu ana satis; tne turee-iuastei
schooutr Dora M. French, of Bangor,
1 . i .
iiie. , irom iioDonen to uoaton laden
with coal, tour men lost their lives.
One man was saved.
The collision occurred at 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon about two miles
south of the Vineyard Haven lichr
There was a heavy fog at the time aud
a iresu southwest wind.
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR.
Arrangements la Frog-reis to Greatly
Improve It Many Attraction.
BLooMsuuita, Pa.. Sipt.. 11. The
lortieto auuuai exhibition of the Co
lumbia County Agricultural society
will be held on their grounds here from
Uct. u to id Inclusive. A number of
additional horse stables are being er
ected; ariue building for the display
of fancy und high bred poultry is being
put up und a litrge building, sixty feet
long, ror uuirgioR aud carriaaes is also
being erected. The premium lists and
pnriics have been revised and many of
them increased. The indications point
to most succeesrul exhibition.
Bicycle races each dav will add inter
est to the other attractions. Excursion
rates and special trains will be hff.irded
on all the railroads entering Blooms
JUDGE LONG DECLINES.
Wi 1 Not Be Candidate for O. A. B.
Commander in Chief.
Pittsburo, Pa., Sept. 11, .Tndge
Tjlllir ll.iri withdrawn na n n,.,,.1 i .1 t..
f-r commndor in ohief in a loug letter
in which be reviews bis ponsion cases,
and declares that his candidacy should
not ba reffariTfld en lii-lmrtnfr n.iriionn
pun ucs into cue national encampment
110 continues, "ibat supporting me
tor coiuinanaer-in-ctiier means con
demnation of the present practices of
tne pension nureau 1 onn not end
no uoi niicmpr to ueny. nut
I nni unwilling to jeopardize
me just claims ot those win
are moro dependent on thoir pensioni
fnr fannnnrfc thun T nm Tinn,. T witk
draw The suit I have brought for the
benefit at inv comr.uW I imni sn, t.;i!
c rry forward tveii to the highest court
THREW THE CHILD CUT.
Drunkard Toesea Bis Nlsae from Eooond
New York, Sept. 11 Pelor McAr-
lle, aged 21) years, wliilo Intoxicated
today, began skylarking with bis
brotners o-yenr-oid child, Mamie Mc
Ardle, at No. 33 York street. Brooklyn.
He picked up tbe girl and threw her
out of a second story window. A
clothes line broke her full, but she
landed heavilv on her back aud was se
MoAr lie immediately in meed out of
tne wiunow arter the child. lie also
struck the clothes hue but was not bad
WHISKY INFORMER KILLED.
House Fired and Be I Bhot While
Trying to Eicape.
Opemka, Ala.. Sept. 11. Matthew
Whuley, professional witness against
illicit distillers, was shot and killed
near Wedowee, Rundolph countv, on
Friday night. A party went to bis
house and tried to get bim to come
out. Oa his refusing a number of
shots were fired into the building, and
nuauy it was set on ore.
One of tbe party saw whalev a-o
through a window and fired at him,
the. ball takiug effiotin his braiu. No
arrests as yet.
TALK OF A COKE TRUST.
The Fceabontat, Wast Virginia, Opera
tor Oo Into Combine.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. Sent 11
Twenty ooke operators in tbe Pocahon
ids fbld ot West Virginia have formed
n company te ba known as tbe Flat Top
United Coke eompany of Brum well, W.
Va. Nearly all tbe other operators in
the field will join, thus praotlcallv
controlling the entire product, which
exceeds 1,000,000 ton annaully.
Uncertain Whit to Do About Democratic
Nomination Tendered to Him.
P. P. SMITH WAS NAUO FOR JUDGE
There Were No Contests for Any of
the Offices Except That of Jury
Commissioner James G. Bailey
Ncrn'naled for Sheriff, John J,
Fahey for Prothonotary, John J
Durkin for Clerk of the Courts
Charles H. Schadt for Treasurer,
James J. Healey for Recorder of
Deeds, H. T. Koehler for Register
of Wills, IV). E. McDonald for Sena.
tor, John J. Mannion for Jury
1 HE TICKET.
Congress, Epwaiid Mkiiiiihelo, Scranton
diiutfe, i-. r. B.MMH uunuioro.
Sheriff. .TAMPa Haiis-v fi,,nni,n
District Attorney, John P. Kki.lv, Scran-
ProtllOllOiftVV. .Tnn K .T FAHP.V. Snrunlnn.
Clerk of the Courts, John J. Luiikin,
Rocorder of Deeds, James J. HdAley, Dun
more. Reuistor ot Wills, n. T. Kouiil.En, Scrnnton.
iiiry jommis8loner, JOHN J. MAWNlON
Bonator, M. E. McDonald. Scranton,
T WAS a etrauge, cold convention
that tbe Democrats of tbe countv
held at tbe court bouse yesterday
to nominate candidates lor count v
tuices, ror cougress and the senate.
Candidates were rare birds and the
delegate who wanted expenses" had
to chase a long time before bs found
one. It will cot be ranked by the
waru statesmen as an meal conven
It seemed impossible to awaken any
entnusiasm. .Leaders were dispirited
and downcast, and delegates all wore a
bored look, Tha eloquent Colonel
FiZ4immons, who is always couuted
on to create waves of enthusiasm nt
county conventions at just the time
when waves of that article are most
needed, was brevity itself iu nominu
ting Judge Smith. Ilia terse remarks
were in stroug contrast with the well
rounded periods and swelling sentenoes
in which be performed a similar duty
one year ogo.
Ihere was nothinar in the snrro und-
lngs to invoke eloquence und beuce the
colonel was silent.
The news from Maine, too. had a
bad effect. Coming on the eve of the
convention it seeinod like the band
writing on tbe wall.
Never before was such a scone wit
nessed iu this souuty as whan nomina
tions were called lor. The usual order
of things was revursed and a judgo first
uunuuniDU bu giva uuulfaluUUI UIU 10
seenre a candidate for congress. When
tniit oilice was again reached there was
still no certainty that u candidate had
been secured and tbe situation was be-
comiug painful, when Billy Craig
runod into tbe breach with the name
of Ldward MerrifieM.
Lust evening Mr. Morrifiild was un
uble to say whether or not he would
accept tbe nomination.
WOP.K OP THE SLATE MAKERS.
It was late when the Democratic
slate makers sought repose Monday
niuht. About 8 a. m. ex-Judge Smith
conveyed to them his regrets and com
pntnents and tho asanrancs that he
bad no desire to be a nominee for con
sress. Wnen the leaders recovered
from this new blow of adversity they
went to wor.'t again ana this time in
scribed tho name of Edward Merrifidld
after the word concress on the nivth
ical slate. That icompleted tbe roster
or candidates and the chiefs dispersed.
At 9 o'clock in the morning the dele
gates negun to gather at tbe court
house. Many of them woro a ''lean
and hungry" look nad they anxiously
sought information concerning the
plan ot campaign mapped out for them.
l be Biute nxed up apparently did not
give tutire satisiuction and wherever a
knot of delegates was gathered there
would be remarks not nlwavs of a com
plimentary nature, regarding some one
of the aspirants for distinction whose
names appeared on tbe slate. Then the
name ot D. J. Campboll begau to be
whispered about as a desirable candi
date for sheriff. Tbe whispering grew
and by tbe time the convention was
called to order, Mr. Campbell's admir
ers were singing his praises in niuny
I he friends of Daniel P. Battle, the
South Side's eorpulent candidate for
sheriff, were active in bis interests and
lid not tire of urging bis claims for
tbe nomination, Mr. Battle, with be
coming modesty, kept iu the back
ground and was not seen in tbe haunts
of the delegates.
THERE WAS A LIGHT HOUSE.
At 10,30. the hour mentioned in the
call for tbe convention to assemble,
tne court room was not ball bllod.
Delegates and spectators then began to
invade the coprt room and by the time
the credentials were all handed in tbe
eourt room was well filled. Most of
the delegates occupied seats within tbe
It was 10.40 when Chairman John J.
Fahey, of tbe oounty committee, Chair
man K. F. Blewitt, of the senatorial
committee, And Attorney George S,
Morn, secretary of the coanty oommit-
tee, mounted tbe judge's bench in tbe
main court room, and Mr. Fahey with
out any formality or preliminary re
marks called the eouvention to order.
and asked Mr. Horn to read the official
call. As the last notes ot Mr. Horn's
well rounded voice died away, Mr.
Fahey again arose aud laid that as the
convention bad not yet orgnnized, to
facilitate business be would take tbe
liberty of naming Attorney Joba M,
Uorbett and tiorenz Zeidler, ir.. assist
ant secretaries. .' The election districts
of the oounty were read, and the dele
gates handed in their xedsatiali to the
ssistant secretariei who recordtd
After the credential of the delegates
ot. the county had been received Chair
man Blewitt asked ths delegates from
that portion of the senator ial district
outside the city to hand In their cre
dentials to Attorney P. W. Stokes,
secretary of the senatorial convention.
OKO. S. HORN FOR TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN,
Assistant Secretary Zjidler read the
list of delogates and Attorney George
S. Horn was selootod as temporary
,1'hnirman of tbe convention, lie
thanked the delegates for tho honor
conferred and said that if tbe delegates
would ouly lay aside thoir own par
tieulur choice and select good, able
men a ticket could be named that will
be elected by a good round mjirity in
November. M. F. Gilroy was selected
us temporary secretary. Mr. JlcCor
mack moved that a committee of five
on permanent organization bs appoint
ed by the chairman. The motion was
carriid und Mr. Horn named P. J. Mo
Cormack, T. J. McTiahe, Hurry T.
Kulp, P. J. Boylan and J. G. Biiylor.
A committee on contested seats,
Chairman Horn annouueed, would next
be appointed. A delegate suggested
that the oouveutiou name them. Sec
retary Gilroy, whose right to represent
the Third district of the Seventh was
contested by Martin Loftus, was on bis
feet on the instaut and movod that the
obnirmun appoint thecomtnittee. No one
disputed the right of the chairman to
dosoandthe s cretary had the satis
faction ot seoing the committee that
was to puss upon his claims to a seat,
prepared before his eyes. Those ap
pointed were James Gibney, James J.
Boland, A W. Cooper, Joseph Conrad
und Loreuz Z tidier. As a committee
on resolutions. W. J. Burke, P. W.
Stokes, M. J. Foley, Frank L. Curr and
Charles J. Builoy were appointed. The
convention then adjouruod for dinner.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
After the uoou recess the delegates
wore slow in re-a8sembling and the
officers of tbe conventiou did not ev
ince any great dosire to get dowu to
business again. There was a bigger
Continued on Page 3.
TORRANCE THE CHAMPION.
He Defeated Johnson at the Tonnls
Carbondnln nnd Srtrnnlnn oulif avan
in the tennis tonruament of the Ssran
ton Lawn club which torminitted yes
terday afternoon on the Piatt place
irrounds. The llimiriiri nf .Tnlinonn nt
Scranton, attribute his defeut bv Tor-
I . . . . , . ...
runes, ot varnonaaie, to tne luce tlint
their favorite broke his racnimt unit
was compelled to use a strange one;
they also allege that Johnson was ill
aud in no condition to play.
Jtue summuriesaro as follows:
Semi-finals TorrftncH-.IohnarMi7.r. r..s.
F. Fuller-Bhiir-fl-4. 6-ii.
Fimd-Torranco-F. Fullor 6-1, 6 0, 6-1.
Fin nls Johnson ami Pnllur -Tnvr,,.,
and Jlnon 0-1, 6-2, 6-3.
The result makes Torrannn firlinn.
dale, the single, champion, and John
son and F. Fuller, Scrouton, the don hid
champions of the tonrnamorit. Tor
rance lost the Carbonditlo tournament
and the Delaware and Hudson trophy
to Johnson at F.irview last month, aud
the Scrnnton team also brought homo
:oe aouoie priz.
WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.
Drew a Large Hcuea to tho Frothlngham
La?t N ght.
That Seianton plny goers nre favor
ably impressed with Rose Coirhlan an
her superior cotnpiiny was attested by
Inst night' attend mco iu number anil
quality nt the Frothitighnm to see "A
Woman of No Importance.
The play reveals 0-car Wilde, tho
author, as more of a cyuio than a sun
flower man and gives people with good
memories something to think abont
From a moral standpoint tho plnvers
pronounce axioms of more truth thun
delicacy, but as the scene of tha play is
iccatea iu liingiaud and among us aris
tocracy, Americans are willius to eive
it credit for voracity.
As Lord leiingwortb. a man of the
world with an elastic conscience, no
criticism can be offered John T. Sulli
van's interpretation, His nonchal
ance and unrufUni exterior wore quite
perfect. Miss Muxiue Elliott as Mrs.
Alleuby was called upon to utter many
epigrams, aud, above all, be bountiful.
She was successful in both. As Mrs.
Arbutbnot, the wronged mother, Miss
Cogblun sustained the popular reputa
tion she has always enjoyed in Scrnn
ton. SCRANTON ELKS ENTERTAIN.
Delightful Luochee Served to
Ocghlan and H r Friends.
Miss Rose Coghlan has long been one
of tbe fuvorito players ot Soranton
liilks. Tbey always commemorate her
appearanoe in this city by some token
of esteem, aud yesterday afternoon it
was decided to spread a luncheon iu
her honor, and to iuvite as guests of
tbe lodge the members ot her excellent
Ibe reception was informal in char
acter. At 3 o'clock Miss Coghlau and
eompany were escorted to the new olub
rooms on Franklin avenue, where, af
ter a tour of inspection and introduc
tion, they were Invited to partake of a
dainty repast spread by Caterer Zdg
ler. About fifty members of the lodge
were present Bauer s string orchestra
supplied delightful musio.
ibe lunoheon duly discussed and
toasted, the visitors were ushered into
tbe olub parlors, where an improiutu
musical programme was presented.
The recaption, while not elaborate,
wus most enjoyable.
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