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EIGHT PAGES--5G COLUMNS. SCRANTON. PA,, THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 13. 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY.
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BQYS IH BLUE
National G. A. R. Encainpnuut Still ' in
THE . RANKS ARE DIMINISHING
Henry Watterson Makes an Eloquent
Address Before the Veterans.
Louisville Selected as the Location
of the Next Encampment Scenes
and Incidents of the Great Gather
ing of Heroes of the War of the
Pittsburg, Sept 13.
JEDNESDAY was designated in
tbe ofiieiul program tn of the
citizen's executive commit tee
as "Banner Day" of Grand
, Army week. What with the roanions
vof no less than eighty-eevea army
cfuns, tbe opening of tbe encamp
ment aud of the conventions of tbe
Wolnan's Relief corps, the ladies of
the QfHnd Army and kindred organ
izations? and the parade ot tue ex-
prisoneraof war, the designation proved
anything bat a misnomer. Tonight the
delegates and prominent visitors to tbe
encampment to the number of 5,000 or
more are participating as gnosis of tbe
local committee in one of tbe most
elaborate of social functions in tbe
history of the state.
Tbe delegates to the national en
campment beat tbe record today. Tbey
started ont to trananct a maximum of
business in a minimum of time, and
tbey well succeeded. Just as soon as
'-welcomips exercises bad been (lis
ted of, and after the doors were
losednpcn tbe non-veterans. Henry
( atterion was Introduced to present
le Diet of Louisville fot tbe next en
l ampuient. Tbe silver tongned escort of
"star eyea goddess was in nis best
lood. Among his hearers, from pit to
lery, laughter alternated with ap
plause, and when, in a pathetic mom
ment, be allowed a few tears to eonrse
down bis cheek there was a lachrymose
response that wonld have been appro
priate to a funeral. Before his perora
tion bad been reached the success of
the leading oity of tbe Blnegrass state
was assured, and tbe orator retired
amid snob an ovation as a national en
campment bas rarely bestowed even
upon one of its favorite sons.
Close attention waa paid by the dele
gates to tbe report of the commander-in-chief,
and the frequent reference
It contained to tbe attitude or the
;id ot the people of
rard Union soldiers
north were beart-
tbe committee on leg-
imitted by distribution
'jx and consequently failed
evoke any demonstration. When
the report of tbe committee on pen-
sio' "as read, however, cheers pnnc
tu Vry p iragrnph. It was signed
by Cotrn s Ii E. Tdntor. A. M.
Warner a. J. N. Walker, chairman,
and read as follows:
Yonr committee would respectfully re
iterate the sentiments and renew the re
commendations touching the rights of tbe
anion veteran and tbe duties of tbe gov
srumimt toward bim, embodied in our re
port submitted to the twentieth national
After tbe adoption of that report by the
national encampment there was a change
in the action of the pension department
in its rules fur suspension ot tbe payment
without hearing, and many of those whose
pension bad I eon suspended nnder tbat
unfair rnle have been restored to tbe rolls.
Yonr commit.tee.however, is of the opinion
that there is still jnst cause (or
complaint in teebnicul rulings and
requirements of the ponsion department
which work unfavorable to tbo applicant
and result in unjust discrimination against
bis interests, that donbts are unjustly de
cided adversely to the claimant, which
under any reaconnblo liberal construct
ion shook! havo been decided in his favor
Order No. 22!) ; from t he department of
tbe interior bureau of pensions issued
June 19, 1893, is especially pbnoxious as
establishing needless and hard require
ments in tbe preparation and forwarding
of testimony in support of claims.
We insist that evidonce very often pro
cured after years of effort and at great ex
pense of time and money on the part of the
applicant should not be thrown out for
mere lack of form or want ot compliance
with any purely technical or arbitrary
rules, and we uree that this order be so
modified as to provide that all evidonce
presented be fairly examined.
Your committee feels constralued to call
tbe attention of the national encampment
to the fact that a large part of the appro
priation made by the fifty-second congress
for the payment of pensions fur the year
ending Jane 80, lb'J4, was unused and
turned back into the treasury, while hun
dreds of thonsands of unadjadicated
claims remained pending in tbe pension
At tbe same time credit is claimed on
behalf of congress and the administration
upon tbe grounds ttiat tbe aggregate ap-
firopnauons uavs wen reauoeu, yet it ap
ears the entire redaction made has been
Effected by outting down the apnroDriution
(or pensions, so tnat union veterans alone
'feel the effect of this spirit of eoonomy.
It is a significant fact that while a Deriod
of seventeen years elapsed between the
ending of our war with Mexico and the
close of tbe war of the Union, yet tbe
amount now expended for the pensioning
of tbe soldiers of the Mexican war is in
creasing, while the amount expended for
pensions to Union veterans is diminishing.
We feel compelled to say that there Is'
evidently ro tbe past of both tbe adminis
trative aud legislative departments a
feeling of hostility to our worthy and suf
fering comrades, the wards of tbe nation
wbo bore the beat and burden of battle a
feeling which certainly should not exist in
a country saved by their devotion.
Vhile the Grand Army of tbe Republic
is pledged to purity in publio p flairs, and
will, therefore, sympathize and co-operate
with any and all proper efforts at econo
my, to the end that all publio burdens
may be reduced to the minimum, we view
with extreme regret that false economy
which shaves and pares to tbe quick at the
expense of honor, justice aud patriotism.
"We insist upou an honest, patriotio
construction and administration of exist
ing pension laws and that every just
claim shall be speedily settled so that
whatever is found due shall be paid while
"le applicant is alive to receive ic
We are confident that tbe loyal senti
ments of the country will condemn a
policy that attempts to recuperate tbe
publio treasury at tbe expense largoly of
widows and orphans.
The adoption of the report was
moved aud seconded by a dozen voices
from the body of the bouse. Com
mander Adams waited a moment as
though in expectation of a epeeeh
either in support or dissent. Not a
delegate arose. The motion was pat
and the report was adopted with a
Again tbe order ot business recurred
to tbe location of tbe next encampment
and tbe iovitatiou of St. Paul was pre
sented In eloquent addresses by ex-Commander-in
Uhief Judge John P.
Rea and Colonel J. II. Davidson. But
an overwhelming majority of tbe
delegates were still nnder tbe spell
of tbe star-eyed goddess und
ber "old Kentucky bume," aud
when the question was put, tbe vivn
voce vote in favor of Louisville
was so overwhelming tbat opposition,
instead of demanding a ca'.l of tbe roll,
bowed acquiescence and graeetully re
tired from tbe field. Upou the call of
depsrtuients for nominutions for com
mander in chief Colonel Ivan N. Wal
ker, of Indiana, and Colonel Thomas
Q. hnwlur, of Illinois, were named in
eulogistio speeohe-). The election was
made a special order for noon of Thurs
day and the encunpinent adjourned.
Eight hundred delegates and visitors
participated in the opening reception
of the twelfth annual convention of
the Womau's Relief corps and which
wero held in the Fourth Baptist
OLD DEFENDERS DAY.
Baltimore Celebrates lb First General
Holiday in Good Style.
Baltimore, Sept. 12. "Old Defend
ers Day" was never befora so generally
observed by a cessation of business and
by celebrations of appropriate charac
ter. All tbe banks, tbe United States
sub-treasury, the custom bouse, the
stock exchunge, tbe corn and fljur ex
change, all municipal offices and other
publio places were closed today.
It was the met general holiday pro
claimed in Maryland on Sept. 13, and
it will be remembered as a day of un
precedented celebration and patriot
ism. Just eighty years ago the battle
ot North Point was fought. Today a
great throng of soldiers and citizens
were gathered at Fort McHenry to hear
bow their forefathers drove back the
British aggressor. The old fort re
souuded with tbe strains of Francis
Scott's Keys immortal' "Star Spangled
Banner" inspired by the fort's defense,
while oyer tbe rampart waved old
A parade of military and historical
societies through the streets of Balti
more was followed by a programme of
exercises at tbe fort, in charge of .the
Society of the War of 1812.
THE LAST ROLL CALL.
Vetera Alfred Appal Drops Deed at
rrrrsuURO, Sept. 12 Alfred Apnel.
a sergeant in Pelifer post 231, of Meud-
villeand quartered in the Eighteenth
regiment armory on Diamond streot,
dropped dead at o o clock this morn
ing. Appel was about 55 years old and
was seemingly in the best of health
when he retired last night about 10
He whs oat in tbe parade yesterday
and when be rose at 5 a. m. expressed
himself as being in excellent health
and would like to take the same mtrcb
ngain. Later he lightid a pipe while
waiting for some of his comrades to
finish their morning toilet when ho
fell forward and expired before his old
friends reached bis side. Heart failure
is the supposed cause of bis durnise.
Appol lived in New York.
FALL OF A TENT POLE.
A Child Killed and a Woman Severely
Zanesviixe, Obio, Sep. IS. While
the canvas men of John Robinson's
circus wore hoisting the oanvas at Mo
Connellsville this morning one of the
centre poles fell.
A woman wbo was bolding her 11
months old babe, was standing near,
watching the canvasmen putting np
the tect, was canght under the pole.
Tbe babe was killed and the mother
Verdlot Against th Oonnallsville Coke
Uniontowk, Sept. 12. The case
against Postmaster Harry Marietta and
others, of Connollsville, was given to
the jnry at 9 o'clock last night and no
verdict wus reached until 11 o'olock to
day. Tboy were all convicted of unlawful
assemblage in eonneotion with tbe coke
ft OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
Bad water haR caused an epidemic of ty
phoid fover at PotUyillo.
G. W. vVilson bas been appointed post
master at Millbank, vice b. K. Grace, re
moved. United States Pension Agent W. B. Stone
was ar routed at llarriahurg fur taking ex
Georgo W. Morthimer Is soon to estab
lish and edit the Lohlgbton and Weisport
The Tri-Weekly Record, edited by John
W. Parker, in JMahanoy City, has boon
changed to a daily.
For Quhlng with eleven other men on his
own farm, in Clay township, Lancaster
county', Isnao Eberly was arrested. They
had spined live bushels ot fish at a haul.
St. Clair's Borough council has granted
rights of way In tbe PottHVille Traction
company's trolley line. The line will ex
tend over Broad Mountain to Gilberton.
BRIEF WIRE TICKS.
Tbe grand council of Rod Men is in ses
sion at Binghamton, N. Y.
Illiuois women demand logal right to
vote for trustees ot the State university.
Saved from banging by a neighbor, J. L.
Taylor, at Ackley, Iud., says bis wife tried
to kill him, but she deniei It.
Omaha railroad employes think tbey
have a sec ret blacklist worked by all
roads, by means of water-mark.
In a dispute over a cow, John Uriel), a
Ltogley (111,) miner, fatally shut City
Marshal Doualdson, and wouLdedM. E.
Associates of N. C. Creede, after whom
the great silver miuing camp was named,
have bought his interest for a large
NEWS FROM THE
liifluenc9 of the Czar or Russia for Peace Id
A FEW KOREAN WAR CHESTNUTS
The Pigtails and the Minions of the
Mikado Are Still Making Faces at
Each Other Franco Threatens
Madagascar The Situation in
Samoa Hostilities May Be Re
sumed in tho Near Future Other
Berlin, Sept 12
NTERVIEWS with M. Witte. tbe
Russiau minister of finance, is ac
cording to representatives of the
German and Austrian press at Ab-
bazia, Bre causing a sonsation in Europe.
Tbe utterances of tbe Russian minister
are regarded as a hopeful sign of peace,
In the latest interview published M.
Witte declured tbut it was never Rus
sia's intention to transform Bulgaria
into a Russian province and he dwelt
upon the pacific inteutions of the czar,
"Daring the past six years tbe danger
of wur bas frequently arisen, bat tbe
czar's will alone maintained peace.
During these years he bas not de
livered a single speech or made a
single remark whiou alluded in any
way to the possibility of war. On the
other band, tbe bellicose speeches of
other inonurolis must be remembered.
How often has Russia beard warlike
threats? But the czar never answered.
He is bU own master and his will is
absolute. He bas to reckon with no
parliament. But never since 1870 bus
peace been so secure and tbe European
situation so reassuring as at present. I
see no possible danger of complica
Referring to the past troubles be
tween Russia and Turkey, M. Witte
said tbat the different oampnigns
against Turkeywere brought about by
the necessity that Russia should secure
a free passage through tbe Dardanelles,
not only for Russian vessels, but for tbe
vessels of all nations. He said that
since the conclusion of the German
Russiau commercial troaty. the situa
tion of affairs in Russia had materially
improved and peace was finally con
solidated. WAR IN VELLOW LAND.
The Chinee Army Fortified at Bins'
Chong, With Kjreen AlUe.
San Francisco, Sept. 12. Files of
the Japan Advertiser and the Kobe
Japan Herald have beeu received here
by way of Victoria, and brings news of
the war to August 25
Aftor the battles of Ason and Zik
wun many ot the defeated Cbiuese
made their way to Bing Chong, whore
a part of the army was posted. There
is now a large force there, us Chinese
troops numbering ubout 10,000 have nr
rived from Anjun. Tbe Chinese or
dered the governor to supply rice for
the use ot the army. Two thousand
Chinese troops have also arrived at Ho
sun Chin, ou the banks of the Tai Doug
river, and have started to build a fort
to defend the position. They are col.
lecting ric and other provisious in tho
neighborhood. A Japanese general
says that the battle which' will take
place soon at Bing Cboug will have
tinportuut bearing on tbe ultimate out
come of the war iu Korea.
According to the correspondent of
he Japan Advertiser tnere are now in
Korea 31.000 troops. Of this number
tj00 are cavalry. The Chinese army
numbers about the same, the main
body being encamped at Ping Yang,
where formidable earthworks bave
been thrown np. This will be tbe
Chinese base of operations in Korea.
Besides tbe Chinese, tbe same corre
spondent asserts, that there are 20,000
Koreans arrayed against tbe Japanese,
hot as most of these are poorly armed
or unarmed, tbey no not oonstitate a
formidable force. When tbey joined
the Chinese army, they were supplied
by the latter with ri 11 -s, as it was in
tended tbat tbey greatly strengthen
France and Madagascar.
Paris, Sept, 12 M. Le Myre de
Vilers, wbo was the French special en
voy to Slam during the recent troubles
with that country, has been dispatched
on a mission to Autnnannrive, the cap
ital of Madagascar, to present the
French demands upon tbe JUuiagassy
Tbe Cocarde says that the mission
means an effectual protectorate over
Mudagasuar, which, up to the preseut
time, Las been nominal. The protec
torate will include the establishment
ot Frenob military stations whxrevdr
desired, the installation ot a French
representative who will treat exclu
sively questions of foreigu policy with
tbe powers, and other drastic meas
The Situation In Samoa.
Auckland, N. Z , Sept. 12. Advices
received here today from Samoa, dat?d
Sept 6, confirmed tbe dispatches al
ready received saying that the British
warship Curaoour and the 'tiermau war
Vessel Blizzard sumo time ago threat
ened to bombard Aaua, und that there-
upou tbe rebel chiefs weut on board the
Curacou, submitted to Chtat Mulietoa
and gave np 100 guns. While the war
is deoiared to bo over for the preseut,
fears are expressed that hostilities will
be renewed in a few months.
Ofllce for Thomas Sexton.
Dublin, Sept 12. Tbe Independent
to-day says tbat Mr. Thorn. is Sexton,
tbeanti-Parnellite member of parlia
ment for North Kerry, bas accepted the
office of resident commissioner of tbe
board of educatlou. According to tbe
Independent this Is a fresh element of
disturbance in tho Irish p rty. ,
RETURN OF PILGRIMS.
An Enjoyable J-urn.y to Bom and
New Yore, S'pt. 12. The stenmship
Ruiuelsnd, from Antwerp, arrived
In port this morning. She bad on board
the thirty-six pilgrims who sailed on
July 18 last for a visit to Rome and
Lourdes. Rev. A. IL Gerhard, of
St Paul, who was one of the party,
stated that the whole trip bad been
moBt enjoyable. They first went to
Rome, where they had areooption with
the pope, who said mass with the pil
grims. Tbey then proceeded to Lour
des, where they formed in procession
aud marched to tbe tbrine of tbe Holy
Virgin. Bishop Kane, of Washington
university, delivered a sermon and a
handsome banner was left in ths church
tnere as a souvenir of the visit.
Each priest in the party was allowed
to say mass at the famous grotto.
MODEM FAIKY TALE.
Elizabeth Sage, a Poor Orphan, Finds
Camden, N. J., Sopt. 12. Twolve
yeur old Elizabeth K. Sage, of Glouces
ter, wbo for tbe past two mouths bas
been a protege of Surrogate G orge S.
West, of Camden, sailed today ou tbe
steamer Friesland from New York to
join wealthy relatives in Belgium. The
latter, sent a generous sum to defray
ber expenses. She will be met at Ant
werp by her aunt, the Countess La
Tbe father or Elizabeth K. Sage, left
Belgium a number of years ago ou ao
count of family trouble and settled in
Gloucester, utter being married to a
Camden woman. Two yeurs ago after
the birth of Elizabeth, the wife
died and three months ago the
father expired. Friends ot the
orphan took an interest in her
case and appealed to tbe or
phan's court in her behalf. Judge
Vroom appointed Surrogate West as
her guardian and tbe latter learned
that bis charge bad very weulthy rela
tives in Brussels. Through the Belgian
minister and the American consul it
was found tbat the child was the neioe
of Madame La Sage Karhausen,
Miss La Sage has been uttending a
Catholic school at New Brunswick, N.
J., for some time, and as her aunt bas
no children she will become her heiress.
During all tbe time that tho father was
in this country be concealed tbe
identity of bis wealthy relatives, al
though he was comparatively poor.
BLOCKS BLOWN UP.
Terrible Natural Gae Explosion in In
diana. Anderson, Iud.. Sept. 12. A toirible
natural gas explosion occurred . at
Alexandria, near here, this morning.
Tbe Free and Calloway blocks were
completely wrocked and tbe family
which lived in tbe block was bariedin
the debris. They were rescued, but E.
L Demois and bis sister were fatally
hurt Tb Western Union telegraph
offio?, the United States Express office,
a hardware store und Free & Culio
way's bank wore completely destroyed.
Tbe loss is $18. 000.
Tbe explosion occurred in the base
ment of the Free und Calloway block
E. D. Myers, who is t- of the
Alexandria Record, is tbe most severely
injured. He was blown twenty feet
into the air and came down beneath
the ruins. Both he and his sister, who
is fearfully burned, will die.
Windows iu the vicinity wore broken
and there were many narrow escapes.
Fire broke out ia the dubris but was
quickly got nnder control.
6UCKALEW BOBS UP.
An Old Demooratio Warhorae Nominated
Dawville, Pa., Sjpt. 12 Tbe dead
lock in which the Democratic confer
rees of the S-jveuteentn congressional
district have been involved for several
days, was broken today and Hon.
Charles R. Bnokalew, of Colombia
county, one of the most prominent
Democrats in the state, was nominated
Tb" vote was, Bnckalaw, 0; Stock. 2.
AH OBNCXIOUS PORTRAIT.
Cleveland's Picture Torn Down
Frlende of the Vets.
Buaddock, Pa., Sept. 13. Yesterday
members of the Harper Grand Army of
tho Republic post, No. 181, refused to
march under a picture ot Grover Cleve
land suspended from a street arob.
Angry citizens, friends of the veterans,
tore down the portrait before the
committee could interfere.
POLICEMEN FOR THE PARK.
Common Counail Will Coneider the
The proposition to farther incroass
the membership of the city's police
department will be takun up at to
night's meeting ot cotntnon counoil. A
communication on the matter from tbe
mayor will probabty be considered.
Mayor Conuell's letter cites tho ac
quiring of the Nay Aug Park land as
mi Imperative reason for the increase
and says that for this plot it is impos
sible tj draw from the ten men of the
tome doing day duty. There is an ap
propriatiqn in excss of tho depart
ment's expenses for the next four
months sufficient to engage two now
patrolman and tho mayor recommends
that this be done.
The fact that boys bathe in the
stream, that the visitors at the park
are increasing and it is a'favorite spot
for suicides are niontimied as some of
the reasons for the patrolmen.
FRESH FOREIGN FACTS.
Tbe provincial eleotions in Spain result
ed in a government victory.
The Dutch artillery has destroyed three
towusou the island ot Lombok.
General Booth, the Salvation army com
mander, li ft Liverpool for America.
Hundreds viewed thn body ot the Comte
ot Paris, lying In state in bis London resi
dence. In opening the congress of associated
chambers of cominorcc, Sir Albert K. Rol
lit predicted a trade revival.
On the charge of trying to shoot his mis
tress, Sidney A. benuett, an Ameiican
lawyer, was held in (10,(100 bail at London.
Colonel JHcques, the representative of
Lawrence, the American claimant to the
Townley estate, was arralnged at L uidou
and remanded to awuit further evideuce
As the result of English and American
interference, Turkey bos released the 170
Americans sebtenced by tbe Tuzdat court,
and will reopoa the cases of those con
demned to death.
N:w Laws Designed to Rob and Oppress
- American Residents.
THE TENURE OF LAND MIRED
Trading Vessels Carrying Our Flag to
Be Blackmailed Onerous Taxation
Imposed Bluefialds to Be Trans
formed Into a Satrapy for the Pur
pose of Systematic Extortion.'
New Orleans, Sept. 12.
OISPATCHES from Blu'fields, un
der date of Sept. 4, say that
pending the general elections to
have been held in the three di
visions of the Mosquito Territory on
S'pt. 8 everything wus quiet and in a
fair way to a resumption of the general
prosperity existing before the trouble.
In order to find a job for General Ca
bezas.who, with Commissioner Madriz,
bas been in control of "the rese rves, lie
has been made collector of customs for
tbe Port of Coctillo, but his office will
be in Greytown.
There are several novel articles in
the set of laws which have beeu pro
mulgated by Cnbezis and Madriz. The
rightof suffrage bas a property qualifi
cation to it to the amount ot $500. An
other article binds a man elected to
offlse to srve his full term or euffir a
fine of $50 a day during his abseuee
Tbe land will be divided into ' man
zenas," and the manzenas will beloased
for five years only; thns when tbe
property is made valuable by cultiva
tion the lease will expire, and the
government will, doubtless, refuse to
re-lease the property, and will tuke it
aud its improvements to swell the
purse of some officeholder, or some
person to whom tbe government is
under obligations. Tne other condi
tions concerning the lease of land will
be regulated by the municipal authori
ties, but again these regulations will
have to be submitted to the Nicara
gua representative, and another nve
uue for a ruination tax opened.
FOREIGN FLAGS BtfCLUDED.
The municipal administration of
other towns and villages will be exer
cised by a magistrate elected by tho
inhabitants, and by this oflieinl will be
established all measures tending to the
order, progress and advancement ot the
town. Besides these municipal laws
Cabez is and Mudriz have changed to a
great extent the laws governing navi
gation and trading along the coast.
After some consideration tbey decide
that no boat flying a foreign fiagshould
be allowed to trade within tho waters
It is a fact that there are no boats
trading in the Mosqnito river which do
fly the Nioaregonn flag, and they wish
to force all American and Columbian
vessels to register under tbe Nlora
guun colors bofore they will allow them
to conduct business in which they
have been intorested for twenty-five
years. The only ohjct that can be
seen for such a law is that the Ameri
can owners with their vessols flying
the Nicaragua fl.ig will have no ap
peal to their own government in case
of an outrage.
VOLUNTEER FIREMEN MEET.
Final Arrangements Mad for Their Pio
nio on Sept. 25
The regular monthly meeting of the
Volunteer Firemen's Mutual Beneficial
association was held last night nt tbe
rooms in Durr's hotel. John R. Kime,
the .regular chairman, has been ap
pointed permanent man at the Frank
lin engine house, and necessarily he
was not able to devote tbe time aud at
tention to the office of president of the
association which he felt was due to it.
His resignation was read and accepted
and T. F. Noone, of tbe Excelaior Hoso
company, unanimously elected to fill
out the unexpired term.
The association decided to parade
with tho lire department ou Firemen's
day, Sept. 25, and to bring ont the old
Neptuue hand enuino on the occasion.
The pienio committee, consisting of
Joseph Stewart, M. H. Biesecker, F.
W. Zizleman. P. J. riickey, A. E. Vor
hie, August Schirapff. T. F. Noone. C.
Hay nor aud Chief Engineer H. F. Fer
bcr, made a report. Tbe association
concurred in its action in selecting
parade day as ithe date of the picnic,
which will be held nt Central Park
garden. An effort will be made to
have us a special feature of the picnic
an address by ex-Aldcrtnun C, W.
Roesler on the hand engine and a re
sume of the primitive days ot tbe de
partment. BURNS-C'RYL NUPTIALS.
Ceremony Ferformed at the Home of the
Miss May Burns, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. I. II. Bums, wus married
yesterday to Ernest Caryl, of Forest
City, at the borne of the bride in Green
Ridge. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. S. O. Logan, D. D. , and was
witnessed only by the members of the
Mr. und Mrs. Caryl left for New
York at 1 o'clock aud will enjoy a trip
along the Hudson, to Niagara and
along tbe St. Lawrence before their re
turn to to their homo in Green Ridge,
which will be on Monsey avenue in a
new dwelling, the gift of tbe bride's
' Mr. Caryl is a son of Josiah Caryl,
superintendent of the Erie company at
Forest City, and is an inspector for the
company through this valley. ,
A TlX-tS STEER.
Erjoyed by a Large Audlenoe at the
Aoadomy of Muelo.
A large audlenoe enjoyed Hoyl's "A
Texas Steer," whioU was produced at
the Academy of Musio last evening. It
is a satire on official life in Washing
ton in which shafts of irony at the ex
isting order ot things at the national
capital are mixed op with lndiorous
George Woodward, who last niht
essayed the character of Maverick
Brander, did not shine in that role
with the same brilliancy as did Tim
Murphy who interpreted it iu this city
last season, but nevertheless proved
himself a clever notor.
Miss Bettina Girard created a favor
able Impression ns Brauder's daughter.
Only a few mem bo is of the present
company were in tbe cast wheu "A
Ti-x is Steer" was last seen ia this city.
The present company is composed of
capable people who give the piece a
FOOT BALL ARTISTS ALL.
Twenty-two You en Men Want a Chance
to Kick for Scran ton.
, Twenty-two long haired young mon
who are anxious to secure positions on
the Scranton Foot Full club wer.) hard
at work practicing at the ball park
yesterday afternoon prior to tbe calling
of the league gume of base bull. Harry
Decker, of the West Side, bus beeu
cboseu temporary captain.
Today a team will be picked from
tfce twenty-two and lined up against
tbo St. Thomas' college club. A
schedule is being prepared, which will
include games with some of the best
college clubs in tbe country.
From tbH twenty-two young men
now practicing a team and several sub
stitutes will be selected.
FltABLE NOT PKESEXT
He Said It Would Not Have Altered
Matters Even Had He Appeared
Before the Committee.
The joint special committee of coun
cils which met last nigbt to investi
gate the charges made by Gdorge Fra
blo against South Side connoilmen ad
journed without bearing any evidence
on tbe matter aud will so report to
oouncils. Mr. Frable, who was re
quested to be present, did not attend
and it bas developed that tbe commit
tee has no right to compel the attead
ance of any witness.
After the meeting a Tribune reporter
saw Mr. Frable at his plueu of business,
223 Stone avouue. He was not Inclined
to talk for publication, but after con
siderable questioning said'
"The result of touigbt's meoting
wonld not have beeu altered by my
presence. The spirit of my remarks
about conncilmeu at tho South Sido
board of trade meeting was correctly
reported, but iu detail tbey were in
correct." When asked to make an explicit
statement through Tue Tribune, Mr.
Frable. deoidedly refused, but some
information was obtained as follows
after considerable persuasion:
"It is a fact tbat there exists a possi
bility of entering ficticious names on
street work payrolls without the aet
being knpwp; it is a fact that alleged
assignments for small amounts have
been made to couucllmen, and
it necessarily follows that it is
possible for these men to receive as
signments ot sreater amounts. It is
also true that $550 has been paid for
pioking tiu cans and cobble stones
from eight bloc us of one street, which
no sane man will admit is reasonable.
Now. I know these things to be true,
and I think tbe system is loose and
should be ohanged. I don't uceuse any
councilman of crookedness, but I do say
there ia too much opportunity for it."
Mr. Frable said he wonld be present
at tomorrow night's meeting of the
South Side board of trade and wonld
"be beurd from theo," to use his
JENKINS NOT SATISFIED.
Wants Additional Advertising and Will
Be an Independent,
"I am an independent candidate for
the office of shwiff," declared William
T. Jenkins, tbe Luckawauna avenn-i
hotel keeper, to a Tribune reporter .last
nigbt. "The late Rpublioan county
convention did not suit me and in
duced by tbe persuasion of friends I
am in the field for sheriff. "
Mr. Jenkins announced himself as a
candidate for sheriff soms time bsf ora
tbe late Rupublioan convention, but
his name did not come betore tbut
COURT HOUSE NEWS NOTES.
The grand jury will not present a ronort
to court until Friday.
Court yesterday granted naturalization
papers to James Williamson.
' Tho olerka in tho commissioners' office
are busy making ud the September adui
tiunnls to tbe tax diipticatee.
The hotel license of Jusnph Eoiaeziu, of
Wiutou, was, by order of the court yos
torday, t ran for rod to Michael Dano.
County Commissioners L. W. Roborts,
Giles Roberts and John Domnth and
County Surveyor A. B. Duuniug, jr., went
to Greentiold township yesterday and in
spected a new stone arch over Burdick's
The report of George L. Peck, auditor
appointed to distribute the fundJ arising
from the sheriffs sale of tue personal
property of Walter D. Frank and Frank
Leader was conlirmod finally by the court
Clerk of the Courts John H. Thomas
yesterday (rrnnted marriage licences to
William W. Williams, of Duryea, and
Sarah A. Hughes, of Lackawauna; Mar
liu Kosan and Mary Gorrity. of this city;
Charles T. Lee and Lena Yarns, of Jer
myn; Robert Hudson aud Martha Allen,
Four actions in assumpsit were yester
day beguu in tne office of Pruthonotary
Pryor by Attorney 8. B. Price, acting for
Mrs. Christiua R. Lindsay, of Fell town
Bhip. Three of the cases are brought to
recover insurunce on a coal breaker and
one to recover ou a frame dwelling house,
the property of the plaiutiff. The aggre
gate amount ot insurance is $5,500. The
property was situated iu Foil township,
aud tho dwelling house adjoiuod the coal
breaker, which was known as the Breu
nan breaker. Ou the 28th of February,
lb'JL the above mentioned property was
accidentally consumed by lire. Tue
property was insured with the German
American Fire Insurance company of
New York for 11,500; with the Pnoeuix As.
surauoe company, of London, England,
for $1,U00: with the Orient Insurance com
pany, of Hartford, Conn., tor $1,500, and
with i be Home Insurance company, of
Mew York for S1.625.
I RAIN I
pjUfj . Washington, Sipt. 13. Tor
I 'I easterhi wind.i. t'nr wotfarii Vmn
7fvauia, omerally fair, probabty
lUyhtly warmer, soufA to fotitncast winds.
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