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BCRANTON, PA.. SATUITD-AY MOBNING. -BEPTEMBEIl 15. 1894.
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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
J :TT7.-: . . . I I
IS VIEWED IH
Chairman Gllkesoa Is Hard at Work on State
BRIGHT CONGRESSIONAL OUTLOOK
The State Committee Is Confident of
1 Gaining Seven Congressional Votes
for Protection, and Would Not Be
Surprised if the People Should
Make It Nine The Result in Maine
Puts Pennsylvania on Her Honor.
tttdal to the Scranton Tribuiu .
Philadelphia, Sept, 14.
CHAIRMAN GILKESON and a
I U force of assistant are bmily en-
II J fTHgtd at Republican state bsad
KZ quartersin tbis city gath
ering up ths lines of battle. Tbe de
tailed work usually looked after by tbe
stats committee is being performed
this your with as muob ears as if tbe
i.snewerein doubt "We hare one
ambition here," said tbe affable ohair
tnan to Tub Tribune correipondent
today, "and that is tq do as well,
proportionally, in Pennsylvania next
November by General Hustings as
J:;dj bits just done for Tom Reed.
Y otj-'ct to one-corner Pine tree
Hate sling our glory as tbe banner
Lome oi ltiiirilionisin."Andhe winked
knowingly. On tho quiet it Is said tbat
if Hastings shall gut tbe tromendons
plurality which is expected, Tom Reed
and William McKinley will not be tbe
ouly favorite soos presented to the next
Republiesn national convention.
The eotniniiUa is especially interest
ad in the various congressional fights.
The fuel that tbe pressut delegation of
Pennsylvania congressman at Wash
ington contains ten Democrats, when
as, in eleotious wbieh lia7e ocoarred
since these congressmen wsrs chosen,
all but three of theoe ton distriots have
gone Republican, oflrrs oncoaragement
to the hope that a substantial gain oan
yet be inaJa. Tbore are four Demo
cratic distriots that aro quite snre to be
reclaimed tbis fall. These are the
Twelfth, in which Hines' plurality of
1,463 in 1892 was last Fobrusry convert
ed into a Republican plurality of 3,433
for Grow: tbe Thirteenth, in which
James B. Reilly's plurality of 1,901 bos'
dwindled until its place is taken by a
Republican excess of 1,341 ;lue Twonty
fourth, where Si pa's former plurality
of 1,203 most face a change of heart
tbat Biokes Acbeson's visible majority
easily 4,000; and the Twenty-eixth,
where Sibley's majority of 3,387 has
since been transformed into a Republi
can balanoe of 6,913.
WHERE THE FIOHTS ARE.
These four distriots may be regarded
as safely won over to tbe Republican
column. Tbe committee will not for
get to keep en eye on them; but it will
reserva its heavy guns for more formid
able engagements. Neither is there a
single Republican district in the
state which tbe committee fears
it may cot be able to bold
by iacroasid majorities. Tbe Eleventh
w.j it oat time a subject of concern,
tut Mr. Scrsaton's renomination, fol
lowed i7 the pitting of a weak pro
tectiouiit Demoorat against him, has
givon tbi committee to understand that
Lackawanna will easily return a Ri
publloan plurality of 3,000.
One of those districts in whioh the
battle will rage most fiercely is the
Eighth, where Howard Mutuhler's de
fect, the nomination of an unknown
nan named Hart, of Pike, and tbe bolt
of John E. Drinkbouse, of Northamp
ton, combine to give tbe Republicans
an oxcollunt righting chanee. They
will narao as their candidate ex-Attorney
General Kirkpatriek, of Easton,
and will need a gain only of 1,000 Dam
oci iilo votes to land the district in the
promotion camp. Two years ago Mutch
ler earrlsd it by 6,344. In the Ninth,
t'as Republicans have 10.958 plurality
to overcome, upon th basis of the vote
twayenMetfn: or 8.934 as compared
villi tut voce oast lint February for
Grow. Representative Erdman will ia
oU probability be confronted by Dr.
Jere.jS. Trexlor, of Kutztown, whole
personally popular and politically Irre
proachable. Auditor General Gregg
was besought to take this' nomination,
but his ref usal does not discourage tbe
Republican leaders. They do not ex
actly count on carrying tbe Ninth, bnt
they will make a fight for It. and they
will not be surprised to see it come
TO SHELVE BUCKALEW.
The next debatable territory is the
Seventeenth. Two years ago Mr. Wol
verton carried this district for the
Democrats by 5,808. Mr. Wolverton,
however, is a more popular man than
is Charles R. Buckalew, who has
been nominated to succeed him. Mr.
Wolvertou bad a united partv at bis
back. Mr. Buckalew, with nil his
prestige as an ex-senator of tho United
States, bad to fight like a Trojan to get
tbe nomination and be only succeeded
after seventy ballots bad been taken.
Upon the basis of Mr. Grow's vote, this
dntrict is Republican by 148 plurality.
These figures are more likely to increase
than to decrease in .November. In tbe
Nineteenth, tbe Demoorats have turned
BeltehooTflr down in favor of an un
popular man named Strubinger of
Adotns. Colonel Stable, Strubinger's
Republican opponent, is an energetio
aaavaisner, a veteran ana a man
winra tbe Deoole admire. The dls
trict's 5,756 Democratic plurality In
1392 fell to 541 in the spring of 1894;
anu will, it is believed, disappear alto
getiicr Nov. 6.
There remain two other good fight
ing grounds, of which theTwenty-eighth
ilietnot lOOKS particularly uupviui.
Rrnreoentatlve Kribbs carried it two
yters ago by 4.002 plurality. But lo
and behold I Grow last year overturned
this Democratio excess in favor of a
Keeublioan plurality el 1.802; and,
wUn General Hastings running for
gctcmor, bis home county of Center
et.,1 the ncsrby mining county of Clear
fluid (MibhE this fall to vote so as to raise
the district high and dry out of Demo-
eito control. The uemooraue candi
date, Mr. Aaron, of Centre, is unknown
and not- particularly strong. He is
easy prey. Tbe otner ana last aisirisi
upon whijh the state commutes nas its
yc Is the Third district ;of this city,
Randall's old bailiwick, which Is rep
resented by MoAleer. The Republi
cans have been so long accustomed to
giving this distriot to the enemy out of
compliment to its great protectionist
member of years agone. that it ia not
easy to say just bow the parties are
now divided. But with ex-Conn-ollman
Haltermau running on tbe
straight Republican tloket it Is believed
tbe anomaly of a free trade representa
tion in congress from the foremost
protection city in tbe country will soon
IS A REPUBLICAN TEAR.
Summing the situation ud. it looks
as if tbe Demoerata. after next Novem
ber, would net have more than three
members in the Pennsylvania delega
tion at Washington, with the chances
even for the rednotion of this nnmber
to one. The Republican party needs a
gain of 53 in ordsr to control the or
ganization of the Fifty-fourth oon
gress. If in Pennsylvania's 82 mem
bers the Republicans should gain 7,
the same ratio throughout the country
would give them tbe next national
bonse by a plurality of 25. If, bow-
erer, there should be a gain of 9 mem
bers in this state and it really looks as
if this were not an improbable conjec
turethe same ratio wonld give Re
publicans 47 plurality in congress.
When it is considered tnat Pennsyl
vania is already pretty well occupied
by Republicans, it seems fair to con
clude tbat Pennsylvania's ratio of con
gressional gains this fall would not be
un Improbable one to apply in estimat
ing tbe results in most other states. As
Senator Quay remarked not long ago,
in a stage aside, "This is a Republican
Resolution Offered to Provide a Fund
for Lehigh Valley Men
Out of Work.
Harrisbcro. Ps.. Sept. 14 At tbe
morning session of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen, the oommittee on
welfare oi tbe order began to make its
report which will probably occupy the
time of the convention this afternoon.
The committee introduced a resolution
which will probably be adopted, pro
viding for support of tbe idle Lehigh
Valley firemen, who have been out
of work since the strike last winter.
Tbe resolution recommsnds the
levying of an assessment of 50 cents
upon each of the 26.000 and more mem
bers of the brotherhood, which would
raise a fund sufflcieat to car expenses
of the firemen out of employment on
the Lehigh Valley system about $50 a
month for at least two months. This
resolution was discussed dnring most
of the morning session, and will be
taken up again this afternoon. The
sentiment of tbe convention favors its
passage, "" '
Another resolution introduced by
the same committee which was adopted
also provoked a great deal of dieeni
sion. It contemplates a new system to
be observed by tn railroad companies
in tbe employment of engineers and
firemen. At present the railroad eor
porations organiza their own engineers
by promoting firemen, but the brother
hood desires a change nnder the terms
of the resolution adopted today and
which will be referred to the joint pro
tective boards along the various rail
road systems. If two engineers are
needed, one engineer shall be hired and
one fireman promoted. This change is
designed to decrease the largo number
of idle engineers in tbe country. )
COLORED PEOPLE'S CAMP MEETING.
Day of Song and Preaching- at Laurel
One of to-morrow's attractions will
be the colored samp meeting and
Duniiee singing or tbe African JUetno
diet Lpiscopal Zion ohurob, of Mont
rose, at Laurel Hill Park.
Seryices will be held afternoon and
evening, and will inolude sermons and
sacred plantation melodies. Tbis con
gregation has twioe held its eump
meetings in the park tbis season, and
tbe singing and preaching have been
enjoyed by large audiences.
MISCELLANEOUS NEWS NOTES.
An odd disease makes cattle blind and
crazy in Champaign county, Ohio.
Another dry carbonio acid eos well has
been discovered at Saratoga, N. Y.
In the recent election thirty-eight Ar
kansas counties voted "no license.' '
Chicago's fire boat sprang; a leak and
sank in tbe storm-tossed Harbor, uer crew
Enoch Davis, wife murderer, will be
sbot at Proyo, Utah, as be prefers snoot
ing to nanging.
Of 2.000 striking carpenters in New
York, all but 250 have won their fleht
against tbe "lumping" system.
The convicted wife murderer. Frank A.
Kurtz, cut uia wrist with alaas in Qbioaso
jail, but failed to bleed to deatn.
t . . .. . . i .
The late John A. Logan's sister. Mrs,
Ann Rogers, took -morphine In a lit of
despondenoy at Murpbysboro, ill.
A four-year sentence was Impoaed on
Rev. Pierce Anderson, who plaaded guilty
as a horse tnief at Hermann, Mo.
Chicago police scout the storv that ab
doctors are holding missing Dr. Uonklln,
oi uauiapoue. Alien., lor u ransom.
Mar. Satolli has attain found it neces
ssry to say that he knows nothing of tbe
probability of bis being made aoarainal.
Painter Peter Baltzer and Bricklayer
John Palmbald were drowned by tbe U
setting of their boat in Cut Off lake, Ne
Millionaire Jose de Ltvega, of Santa
Cruz, willed 1000,000 to found an asylum
for tbe blind, dumb, lame, paralytio and
Senator Peffcr failed to appear for joint
debate at Fort Scott, Kan., with David
Overmeyer, Democratic candidate for gov
After election for his eighth consecutive
term ag county treasurer at Magnolia,
Ark., T. T. Smith has been indicted for
United States Marshal Vinton and three
deputies have been arrested in West Vir
ginia for the murder of John Frizzc at tbe
Wayne political meeting.
E. H. Dennison. of Oleen, N. Y., grand
treasurer of tbe Select Knights, wbo Is
over $1,000 short in his accounts, died or
commited suicide at Buffalo, a. X.
George . N. Henson, president of the
Citizens' Bank and Trust company, at
Chattanooeo. Tenn.. wsa acunltted of the
murder of J. B. Wert (for betraval of bis
wuej in an elevator in February tact,
Tbe Cnlted States Courts Decide Id Favor of
THEIR BOND DEAL WAS LEGAL
The Decision of Judge Atcheson Is
Affirmed in the United States Cir
cuit Court of Appeals Judge Green
Holds That the William Walker
Scranton and Walter Scranton Had
a Perfect Right to Sell Their Time,
Experience and Ability Under Exist
ing Circumstances and Were Enti
tled to the Bonds in Question. '
Philadelphia, Sept, 14.
UDGE GREEN filed an opinion in
tbe United Stales cirnnit ennrt
of appeals today in favor of Wil
liam Walter Scranton and Wal
ter Scranton in an important litigation
Browing out of the organization of tbe
Lackawanna Iron and Steel comoany.
of Scranton, Pa.
A nnmber of stockholders of tbe for
mer Scranton Steel company charged
that $350,000 in bonds of the new com
pany, paid to William Walter Scran
ton, the president of the old company.
and to Walter Scranton, Its vice presi
dent under an agreement that the two
Borantons, wbo are brothers, should
not re-engage in the business in com
petition with tbe new company, should
not bare been paid to them, bat to the
old company itself.
Tbe Scrantons claimed tbat the
$350,000 in bonds was a bonus to them.
Ine matter was originally beard by
Judge Aobeson in tbe circuit court at
Pittsburg and resulted tn the bonds
being awarded to the Messrs. Scran
ton. Tbe dissatisfied stockholders of
the old oompany took an appeal from
the finding, and the case was
argued here last March before
Judges Dallas, Butler and Green.
Tbe complaining stockholders are:
Louis H. Bristol, Ezakiel G. Stoddard,
hienrv h. Uotcbktss, Charles L. John
son, ti l ward M. Heed, and rtobert .
Ives, of New Haven, Conn.; Carlos
French, of Seymour, Conn.; Eugene
Bristol, of Chicago; Charles N. Yea-
mans, of Westfield. Mass. ; William B.
Mnrdook, of Barnes, La., and Joseph
P. and William A Earle, of New York.
THE PLAINTIFFS' CLAIM.
At the argument it was urged that
the old company was organiztd in 1881
witn a capital stock ot suw.uou in
1885 the stock was Increased to $750,-
000 The plaintiff! oontended tbat they
invested in their holdings of stock npon
the representation made by tba defend
ants tbat they bad a special and par
ticular knowledge' and skill in tbe
business to be osrried on, etc., so tbat
by obtaining control of the stock com
petition with other corporations oouU
be successfully carried on. Tba two
Scrantons owned about one half of tbe
stock, and besides being president and
vice president respectively, were also
It was urged by the complainants
that in 1800 the two Scranton's tried to
sell out the controlling intorest ly
selling their Own stock anl tbat of
some relatives and dependents, to a
rival ooncern. That in pursuance to
this, the Messrs, Scranton at tbat time
offered to sell stock or tbe par value ot
$400,000 for $1,000,000. That this was
kept secret from tbe platntitfs, but the
acbemc fell through. That sabse
quently in the same year the defend
ants enterea into negotiations witn tne
Lackawanna Coal and Iron company,
also of Soranton, for the purpose of
consolidating the two oompanies.
These negotiations were said also to
have been kept secret from the com
plaining stockholders.. - -
THE PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT.
Ia January, 1891, a preliminary
agreement was made by tbe two com
panics. Under this the old company
was to tr-toBter Ki.guu.uuu wortn or
property for which there was to be
given $3,000.uUU or JLiokawanna imo
and Steel company's stock and $800,000
in bon Is. Meetings were held, but It
was alleged the stockholders of the old
company were not informed that tbe
Messrs. Scranton's had made n private
assignment, nnder whioh they were to
receive $350,000 in bonds of the new
company. After war I the arrange
ments mentioned wer carried out
It Is said tbat Presideu t Scranton
held 1,845 shares of stock in tbe old
company, and Vice-President Scranton
held 920 shares, while th coinuUininir
stockholders owned but 1,575 shares of
the capital stock of 7,500 shares.
Judge Green, in his 1. pinion says:
In our opinion the transaction an on
sumraatea so far as the consolidation of
these two companies is coucerneil, is not
tainted by a scintilla or fruud on the parr.
of the defendants. It was conducted
onenly and fairly, was bronchi in its
enrlier and later stages tf the knowledge
of a very larae number. if notall.tbuetock-
holders Interested, wbo were represented
bv the defendant?, uud tho t arms of tbe
consolidation. a Busily agreed upou, thon
submitted to tbe stocKDoluers of tbe scraa
ton company, including the complainants,
was approved not only with entire unani
mity, hut as well as a (treat triutnpb. On
tbis point of the case we accept and pnru-
pnrase tne conclusion or ine court below,
tbat the contract of consolidation was con
ceived ia integrity of purp ise, was bora of
good faltn, and was lnuelliDlv marked
witn tne impress or nonor ana isir deal
ANOTHER POINT SETTLED -
After fully reviewing in fuvor of the
Scrantons, another point raised that
even if there was no fraud the relation
which the Scrantons held to the Scran
ton Steel company should have kept
them from making an agreement
which would enure profitably to them
personally and tbat sneb profits should
have gone to the company, Judge Green
Tbe principle of faulty which Is relied
npon justifies itself on the ground that
tue agents interest must in no win or
manner conflict with or antagonize, or at
least be diverse from the interest of his
principal. His fidelity in the discharge of
the duty coat npon him by the relation
ship assumed must not be awakened by
the demands of a personal interest, ; But
In the case at bar the interests of the
Scranton company were not only strongly
asserted and fully protected by its choven
agents, these defendants, in the consolida
tion, bnt as well tbe assertion and protec
tion were made possible, ana omy so, by
the consent ot tbe Scrantons to accept
the bonds In question as compensation for
their retirement from all rivalry with the
proposed corporation to be born of the
consolidation. Had they refused to sell
their time, their experience, their knowl
edge, their ability, the stockholders of the
Scranton cempany never wonld have had
tbe opportunity to wire their con
gratulations to William Walter Soranton,
upon tbe successful achievement of the
consolidation and npon the great triumph
whioh he bad won for them. To quote
from the exhaustive opinion of Judge
Acboson in ths oourt below: "In
no proper sense were the bonds in con
troversy a profit made out ot tbe agency
or fiduciary relationship which here ex
isted. They were not a gratuity, nor
were they paid to the Scrantons because
of their fiduciary portions.''
"The two contracts were distinct in par
ties, subject matter, and consideration."
These conclusions, so teresely expressed,
answer completely the contention of the
appellants. We unhesitatingly concur in
them. The result is tbat tbe judgment is
PRAYER FOR PURITY.
Kentucky Methodists Supplicate for
Frankfort. Sept. 14 The Ken-
tacky Methodist conference here today
warmly disonssed the subjsst of the
congressional election. Bishop Duncan
asked that all good people join in
heart, while Rev. Dr. J. Ditzle led in
prayer for tbe purity of tbe Ashland
He is not a native Kentackian. the
bishop said, bnt he felt an Interest in
national pride. The prayer was offered
amid amens, resounding and filllug the
whole room with feeling for the defeat
of Colonel Breokinrldge.
Business Has Received No Set-back
of Any Account During the
New York, Sept. 14 R. G. Dan &
Co's Weekly Review of Trade tomor
row will say: Business has met no
set back this week and continues larger
than early in August, and larger than
a year ago directly after the panic.
More commercial paper is offered, the
western demand for money increases.
tbe iron manufacture greatly expands
its output, shipments of shoes continue
large and cotton goods still advance a
In comparison with last year the in
crease is 7.0 per eent. ia volume, while
In comparison with September, 1892,
tne decrease is 'io 1 per cent. Ksuroaa
oarnlngs in September thus tar report.
ea are l a per cent less that iHst year,
cut lo o per cent. less than In loU2, and
the tonnage oomparislon shows sub
stantially the same?. rslC Tbe coun
try has now passed 'nearly three" weeks
under tbe uew tariff, and all . admit
that ohanges have been of less import
ance, as yet, than was expected.
I be great Increase in iron prod action.
which was noted as following tbe re
moval of ooke difficulties, is measured
by tbe oapacity of fnrnaces in blast
S-pt. k, namely, 151,113 tons, against
11 5,800 Aug. 1, anil tbe unsold stocks
also decreased 85,584 tons during the
Failures this week have been 207 in
the United States against 814 last year,
and 44 in Canada against 27 last year.
MORE FOREST FIRES.
Timber Traots Near the . Bed Lake In
dian Reservation Ablsi.
Minneapolis, Sept. 14 News of
extensive forest Bros was received here
today from Kirby Baroutn, wbo has
returned from a dangerous trip down
tne xniet river, woien adjoins the tied
lake Indian reservation. Half of bis
journey was made between fl iming
trees. Tbe arc has orossed the Thief
river and levelled the rorest to a
width ot sixty miles. His boat canght
fire several times. He met many
small parties of Iadisns in canoej
fleeing from the fire and there has
probxbly been much loss of life.
Tbe fire was started by a man wbo
wanted to get some nay land from the
government, and the people of Thief
river threaten to lynch him if be is
Commander Joshua Bishop, United
states navy, in cnarge or ine naval ob
servatory, will be retired Sept. 20.
After October the head tax on immi
erants will be raised from 50 cents to IL
and tbe money will be oovered into the
The most interesting features of the
Poat office department exhibit at the
World's talr are to be placed oa perma
nent vlow in tbe department after Oct. 1.
Acting Secretary Ubl, of the department
of state, has aeslgoatej Liieutenaut Micb
al J. O'Urlon. of the Fifth infantry.
United States army, as military attache of
legation at 'lukio, Japan.
The Egyptian minister of public works
desires American architects to compete in
designs for a niaseum at Cairo to cost
(1)00.000. and tbe successful desiirn will re
celveaprize ot $3,000, and $2,100 will be
divided among tne next lour.
It is said that Lieutenant David L.
Brainard, of the Second cavalry, stationed
at f ort wingate, JN. si., wno, wnen at
tached to the Oreeley expedition, took tbe
American nd aiuug ms eiireme coast oi
lireenlnnd and eatabllsbed It in the "Far
tliest North," will be appointed captain and
FRESH FOREIGN FACTS.
A hurricane and flood almost destroyed
Uate, Spain. -
Coffoe on German East African planta
tions has been eaten up by bugs.
Premier Crlapi's organ in Rome say that
be bas made no advances to tne Pope.
The German East African garrison at
Kilwa bos, attacked and routed hostile
A Lisbon correspondent of the London
Times denies tbat England bas ever with
drawn as mediator between Portneal and
Brazil, or that tbe United States has been
asked to mad late.
Zola's 'iLoordee" is condemned in a
papal encyclical oa the rosary. Leo urges
devotion to tne rosary as more needrul
than ever 'tlnoe the faith In the Virata
Mary bas Ueo brought into derision by
BR I E
Robert J Hakes a Mile In the Remarkable
Time of 2.01 1-2.
GEERS RECEIVES AN OVATION
The Track at Terra Haute the Scene
of the Greatest of Record Breaking.
Carbonate Lowers the Two-Year-Old
Pacing Record John R. Gen
try Makes a Stallion Record of
2.03 3-4 Other Events.
Terre Haute. Ind., Sept. 14.
T WAS the greatest record-breaking
day aver seen on a track. Tonight
everyone is wearing a long ribbon
with the new record miles printed
on it Robert J. paced a mile in
2.01 J ; Carbonate lowered tbe 2-year-old
pacing record from 310
to 2.09. John R. Gentry made the
stallion record ot 1.02J, and did so in a
race. Direotly tied Carbonate's record
of 2 10 for 2 -year-old paeers made ear
lier in the week. Joe Pataben paced
a mile in 2.04, beating tbe stallion rec
ord of 2 00i, which held good until
earlier in tbe day, when Gentry set tbe
new mark, and "Sweet Little AIix
trotted a second mile in 2.04
Erly in tbe day the weather was
sultry, threatening rain, the track faBt
and tbe horses announced for record
miles in first-class condition. In the
unfinished free-for-all pace in which
Hal Braden had won a heat last even
ing the pools were selling, Braden $25
and John R. Gentry and Flying Jib,
the field, at $18, Reflector having been
1 lying Jib was crankier than usual
and after several bad attempts to get
away tbe Braden and Gentry horsea
were sent away with Jib daneing 100
yards back of tbe wire. To the quarter
the two contestants were going to
gether in 31, and at the half Gantry
was a naif length behind in 1.01. At
the three -qnnrten, which was made in
131, Hctisnry drove Gentry to a
lead a half lenctn.
They cam around on the streatoh so
placed, and 200 feet from the wire
Gsers gave up hope with Braden, see
ing which McHenry jogged in with
Gentry ia 2.0-!. which could have
been 2 03 or 2.01!.
Then tbe pool selling changed de
cidedly back to Gentry as a favorits as
be was before tbe first heat yesterday.
Gentry won the next two beats in 2 00
and 2 07 respectively.
ROBERT J APPEARS.
It was 3.20 when Robert J. started to
beat his own record of 2 021. The at
mospbera was yet sultry, but the
clouds bad disappeared and the wiml
bad gone down. The king made a bad
break in the second scoring, but got
away well in tbe center of tbe track on
the third attempt tbat he might the
better get aroond the first short turn of
the four-cornered track, it was seen
that he was at bis best and when the
quarter was caught at 30 tbe
hope was strong, l ae ranner wno was
making the pace came along side nesr
the half which was made in 1 and the
six thousand people broke Into cheers.
The three-quarters was reached la
l-30f. making the middle half of tb
mile in the phenomenal time -of 591
seconds, or at the rate of 1 :(59. He
eame home strong and went nader the
wire with tbe apparent courage and
effort of bis first quarter. Time, 2:0H
was put up at once.
There was no dispute among either
tbe official timers and tbe many txirt
timers among the horsemen gathered
In line with tbe wire at either side of
the track. Tbe cheering which began
at the sight of tbe figures hud not
ceased when Gera came back to the
wire with the Hamlin eatry, Tbe
track was coverod with people. Some
of them caught him up on their shoul
ders and carried him to the fence in
front ot the grand stand, where again
he was received with cheers. Starter
Loper announced the mile and the
record made, sad tbe people agala
broke into cheers
PRESIDENT IJAM9 SPEAKS
Then Presideut Ijums. of the Terre
Haute Trotting association, got into
the stand and said : "The Terre Haute
track does not need cheers, it is al
ways in it. And again the crowd
oheered as it also did wbon somt one
proposed cheers for Presidents Ijitns.
3 ion arterwam Jos Patchen was
brought out. He was to be sent ti
beat the stallion pacing record of 2 05
held until Gentry s mile was mad'
earlier today. He went the first quarter
In .80. the half in l OlJ.the three-quar
ters in l o'l una tue mile la 'i 04. AIix
made a 2 04 J mile. She was not equal
to the task of lowering it. She aoted
badly ia starting nod the "good judges
ot horse rasing" saw that perhaps tbe
raoing queen was being asked to do
too ranch. She went to tbe quarter in
81, a half second taster than Wednes
day when she sonrd at some dirt, and
to the half In 1.02 Hue went to tbe
third quarter in 1 33, just as she did on
the other occasion, but she ooald not
come home fast enough.
When ths 2 1)4 was shown there was
not a ripple of applause. Direotly, the
black son of tbe black whirlwind.
Direct, weat to beat tbe 2.10 mile made
by tbe two-year-old pacing colt, Car
Donate, the other day, but he oould do
no better tban tic tbe new record
Later in tbe afternoon Carbonate was
sent to best his own 3 10 and he came
under the wire in 2 09 Joe Patehen s
2.04 is tbe fourth 2 04 mile ovr the
2.04 track, Mascot, Nanoy Han ks and
AIix bare the others to their credit.
AN OCEAN GREYHOUND.
Steamer New York Lowers Reoords on
New York, Sept. 14 The steamer
New York, of tbe American line, from
Southampton for New York, passed
Fire island at ' 1.56 p. a. today. The
New York bas beaten all records on the
Southampton roots, her time from the
Needles to Fire island, being six days
five boarc and twenty minutes.- Allow-
I lng two hours to sjonrplete the tun to
Sandy Hook lightship, she will have
made the voyage in six days seven
hours and twenty minutes.
ine previous best record from South
ampton to New York was made by the
New York last month, when she made
the run in six days eight hours and
thirty-eight minutes. , ,
Conferreee In the Sixteenth District Can
Wiluamsport. Pa.. Sent i The
Repablioan conferrees of tbe Sixteenth
Congressional district adjourned today
without breaking the deadlock. Tbe
conferred after taking the 180th ballot
today adjourned until Sept. 20.
The last vote stood: Pscker. 6: Lewis.
3, and Hopkins, 3 Tbe latter is the
present representative wbo wants a
MAD DOG'S RACE.
A Canine Affloted With Hydrophobia
Creates Eavoo at Pottevllle.
Pottsville, Pa.. Sept. 14 Brown's
Swamp, a small mining village neur
Mine Lull Gap, was yesterday ths scene
of a reign of terror, caused by a mud
dog racing through the strsets and bit
ing two young girls. Cows and horses
dashed away across the fields as tbe
dog approached. The esnine frothing
at the mouth fastened its teeth in a
number of dogs, chickens' and turkeys
as he ran ' along and the women and
ehildren hurried into their bomes and
looked tbe doors.
Two little girls. Miss Miller from
Philadelphia, and a daughter of Pat
rick Moran.the owner of tbe dog,while
returning from sshool were ponnsed
upon by tbe animul and were badly
bitten. 1 be wounded girls were hur
riedly conveyed to Minersville, tbe
nearest point wbere medioal attention
conld be obtained. Tbe physician rec
ommended the removal of the patients
to the Pasteur institnte of New York,
which was done at once. The dog was
MR. DEPEW ARRIVES.
Annouaoes That He Will Not Be a Can
New York. Spt. 14. Chaancey M.
Depew returned home today on ths
American line steamer Now York and
announced positively that he wonld
not be a cundidate for governor ot tbe
state of New York, Mr. Dspew said
that it was too late iu ths day for bim
to think about the nomination.
It had been offered to bim, he said,
before be, went away, and at tbat time
declined to run. He felt that it would
be unfair for bins at this time,' only
three days from the time of the conven
tion to come into the field, when others
bad remained at home and made their
ounvass with the understanding that
be was not -to be a candidate.
SCHOOLS ARE OVERCROWDED.
Largest Altsndanoe ia the History of
There are more pupils in attendance
at tbe public schools than any previous
period in Scranton's history. Superin
tendent Phillips said yesterday that
tbe nnmber is 300 in excess of any
All tbe schools are filled or occupied
to nearly their capacity and several
are overcrowded. Superintendent
Phillips, states that trspfers will bt
made so that all will be ascommodated.
HIS BIG INVESTMENT.
C. M. Trumin Buys Hotel Normandle at
C. M. Truman, proprietor of the
Westminster hotel, bas purchased the
Hotel Norinandie at Columbus, Ohio.
He paid $400,000 for it. The house bis
been built but oae year, contains 340'
rooms and is one of the best in tbe
state of Ohio.
Mr. Tramun has no Intention of re
linquishing his management 'of or In
terest in the Westminster, bnt will be
In Soranton or Columbus as occasion
WRECK ON THE RAIL.
A Passsng-sr Train Jumps the Track at
Full Spesd. '
Vanwert, 0 Sept 14 A frightful
disaster occurred on the Mackinaw
railroad near New Weston at 1 p. m.
today. Tbe north bonnd passenger
train jntnped the truck while running
at full speed, and the engine and two
cars were turned into the ditch.
Engineer Nathan Harvey, ot this
city, is reported killed, and Fireman
Miller, also of this city, is reported
fatally scalded. A number ot others
are badly hurt.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, of Port Clinton,
is dying from tbe effects of a snake bite.
Harrisburg fire engines are now allowed
to go only one mile beyond the city limits.
A little son of Hugh Dnnkle, near Ham
burg, was perhaps fatally mangled by a
The second day he drove a team at Ches
ter, Miohael Sullivan was killed by a loco
motive. Water nitors are being placed in -operation
at WHices-Barre, in compliance with
a city ordinance.
While repairing an elevator- in a Shen
andoah colliery, James Dougherty fell
forty feet and will die.
The centennial jubilee of St. John's
cntircn, at sinking springs, Berks oonuty,
will be celebrated today.
A third burglary has been saddled npon
Frank Boyd and baniuelUordon, ot Phil
adelphia, who are now in Lancaster jail.
Andrew Sherwood was yesterday at
Lock Haven nominated for congress by
the Prohibitionists of the Sixteenth dis
trict. An injunction to prevent the Keystone
surgical supply company rrom taxing
possession oi William T. Bates' Duilcung.
at Bridgeport, bas been applied for by the
"I am sorry Pennsylvania doee not have
a whipping-post for wife-beaters," said
juage saaier, at uarnsis, as ne impoaea a
nne oi f uwu ana a sentence or a year's im
prisonment npon Edward Corbett
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