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EIGHT PAGES 5 G COLUMNS. SCRANTON. PA.. TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 18. 1894. TWO CENTS A COPY
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESSMEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
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MORTON IS A
SURE
WINNER
Nothing But Dealb Can Prevent His Nomina
tioo at Saratoga.
MR. PLATT HOLDS THE RIBBONS
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9ther Candidates for Gubernatorial
Honors In the Empire State Are
Not to Be Considered Uncer
tainty Exists as to Second Place on
the Ticket Chauncey Depew Will
Make the Nominating Speech.
The Best of Feeling Prevails in
Ml Deliberations.
Saratooa, N. Y., Sjpt. 17.
EVERY train today brought from a
score to a hundred or more dele
gates and boomers, and tbe Spa
by noon bad put ona convention
aspect. Summer guests who still lin
ger in the hotels aud cottages were lost
In the crowd of politicians who promen
aded Broadway in squnds and showed
the ribbons of several of the candidntes
for tbe second place on tbe ticket,
There are no Morton badges and no
Fiissett badges.
Tbe former would be
and tbe latter too few.
too numerous
Tb hotel pi-
arzas and corridors are nllea witn
groups of delegates and camp follow
ers earnestly diicossing the situation.
Thai all believe this to be a Republican
year in tbe Empire stale is evident,
and that fact may have something to
do with tbe multiplicity of candidates
and their refusal to let go even whan
all eicept those who have a bias can
see that tbe ticket is prnctioally settled.
There is a constant proceiaion going
in and ont of Cottage Seven at tbe
United states, where Mr. Piatt has his
headquarters. He tells bis callers that
he has no interest in pushing the
Wadsworth boom or the Haight boom
or any of the other booms for second or
third places on the ticket. All of the
sbouters for the other candidates brace
np when they hear this, and go out in
search of votes.
Mr. Fassett said this morning that
be will stay even If be got but one
vote. Oeueral Dan Bntterfield is an
other stayer. Qeneral Stewart L.
Woodford is alio in tbe race. Judge
Leslie W. Russell's supporters declare
that they will present his name, al
though he prefers to stay out, und is
making no effort in bis own behalf.
All of these candidates cannot prevent
Levi P. Morton from being nominated
on the first ballot, and few will be sur
prised it he is nominated by aoclama
tian. FOR SECOND PLACE,
For lieutenant-governor Congress
man James W. Wadsworth is believed
to be a certain winner. Senator
Charles J. Sazton is stilj working for
tbe plaoe. George A. Aldridge is also
bustling, George E. Green has decided
to be satisfied with the presidency of
the league of Republican clubs. Ar
thur C. Wade, of Jamestown, was
given s fresh start today by tbe arrival
of a scors of his townsmen who are
urging his olai'
Comraodor 's also said to be
in tbe race ilaoe. Tbe eon-
test for ' 9urt of appeals
nomin- Oetween Judge Al
bert , of Buffalo; Judge & A.
Kell . jMattsburg: Jesse Johnson,
of fc.joitlyn, and Judge Pardon C.
Williams, of Watertown. The indica
tions are that Jndge Haight will be
eleoted.
Tbe ticket with Morton from Dutch
ess, Wadsworth from Livingston, and
Haight from Erie, will be a geo
graphical combination bard to beat,
and the supporters of other candidates
recognize this.
There is the best posslole feeling
here, and whatever tbe selections of
tbe convention may be all factions
may be counted upon to unite on the
ticket. Chauncey M. Depew is ex
pected to nominate Mr. Morton, and it
may be that bis eloquence and the
baste of the delegates to get on board
the band wagon may stampede the
convention.
BRECKINRIDGE WEAKENS.
Conoludes to Abandon Triok.ry aad
Abide by tbe Bemlt
Lexington, Kt., Sept 17. The best
information is that there will be no
oontest to the nomination of Mr.
Owens. Colonel Breckinridge said to
an intimate friend today that be would
abide by the official oount
J. Waller Rodes. one of bis backers,
bas proposed to pay a wager stating
that be was satisfied of defeat.
POLITICS WHITTLED DOWN.
A Women's County Suffrage association
bas been orgaulred in Lancaster.
A city Republican league ia being organ
ised in Lebanon, Pa.
W. P. Bricker bas been cbojen chairman
of the Lycoming county Populist commit,
tee.
The American Protective anaociatlon is
moving its headquarters to Washington,
McKinley has been asked to speak in six
teen states, bat will only speak in half a
dozen.
Governor Altgeld has bis eye on tbe Illi
nois senatorship to succeed Bbelby M,
Colloin.
Ex-Senator S. R. Peale, of Lock Baven.
Pa., refuses to consider a congressional
nomination.
AHoona Democrats are making large
preparations for the entertainment of tbe
state convention or uemooratio societies.
In Ohio's Democratic convention todav
a fight will be made by the Cleveland
forces to diaclpline Senator Rrice; but in
dications are tbat it win tan. ,
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Chauncey F.
Black, of York, Pa., says Peter Strubinger
will make a rousing cauvaas for congress
In the redoubtable Democratic Nineteenth
district.
- Ei-United States Senator Charles It.
Buckalew, just nominated for congress by
tbe Uemoorets or tne eeveDieentn renn
svlvanla distrlot, is 7a years old, Con
gressman Galusha A. Grow is 7L
This is how . Henrv Watterson received
the news of Breckinridge's defeat: "Tbe
good people of Kentucky will breathe
freer this day. It was 'a fierce, relentless
race, but tbe bonor of the state was in
volved, its virtue, manbood and Christian
ity. Let the church bells ring out, happy
auguries be the prayers today, praise and
tbauks to God. A great disgrace has been
averted. The good sense and integrity of
the people of the Ashland district and of
popolar government have been vindi
cated." ,
HETUliy.OF FALCON.
Peary Party Sails from St. Johns for
Philadelphia.
St. Johns. N. F., Sept. 17 The
steamer Falcon with tbe Peary expedi
tion sailed for Philadelphia at 3.30 this
afternoon. The .entire party except
Mr. Bridgman, of the Brooklyn Stand
ard Union and Professor Chamberlain,
of the University of Chicago, sailed on
the Falcon. Those go by the mail
steamship to Halifax tomorrow.
All of tbe members of tbe expedition
sre in splendid health. Tbe day is a
charming one, making a splendid be
ginning tor the voyage. The departure
was witnessed by hundreds of citizens,
who chaered lustily as the ship moved
off.
JAPANESE VICTORY."
The Pigtails Trail in Dust on the Gory
Fields of Pingr
Yang.
Shanghai. Sept. 17. Reports re
ceived here from various sources say
that a great battle bas been fought at
Ping Yang, Korea, between the Chi
nese and Japanese troops. The battle
is said to have lasted two days and
the Chinese are reported to have been
completely defeated. The Chinese
army of 20,000 men is said to have sur
rendered to the Japanese. The at
tempts of the American and British
war correspondents to proceed to tbe
scene of the fighting have been unsuc
cessful. London, Sept 17. A dispatoh to the
Times, from Yokohama, today, says
tbat pews has been received there,
from Hiroshima, says the Japanese
have won a great victory at Ping Yang.
The battle opened on Saturday morn
ing at daybreak, with a dlreot can
nonade upon the Chinese works, and
this fire was continued without cessa
tion nntil noon. Tbe Chinese fought
their guns well, replying effectively to
the Japanese guns.
The flank attacks upon the Chinese
position did not develop any material
advantage during tbe day, although
the Japanese gained some advanced po
sitions. But they mainly occupied tbe
same ground at night as when the at
tack upon the enemy was opened. The
firing was continued at intervals
throughout the night. In the mean
time the two flunking columns of Jap
anese drew a cordon around the Chin
ese troops, and at 3 o'clock in tbe
morning the Japanese attack was de
livered simultaneously and with ad
mirable precision.
The Chinese lines, which were strong
in front, were found to be week in the
rear, and the CMnese, utterly unsus
picious or the Japanese attsck from
that quarter, W6re taken completely
by surprise, besame panio stricken, and
were cut down and bayoneted by the
hundreds. So well was tbe Japanese
attook directed that tbe Chinese were
surrounded at every point, and event
ually sought safety iu night. Defend
ing tbe entrenchments, however, were
some of Viceroy Li Hung Cbanc's
picked Chinese troops, drilled j
ropeans. - These soldiers made a deter
mined stand to the last, and were out
down to a man.
It is estimated tbat the Chinese lost
16,000 men in killed, wonnded and
prisoners. Among tbe captured Chin
ese are several of 'the most prominent
commanding officers in tbe Chinese
troops in Kor" only a few of tbe
Chineee commanders succeeding in ea
caping. and these got away almost im
mediately after the Japanese made
their attack upon the Chinese real
STATE TOPICS PARAGRAPHED.
' Presbyterians at Warren are building a
$60,000 churob. ;
The Mahanov Valley fair will open on
Wednesday at Lavelle.
Luzerne connty jail is so over-crowded
that three prisoners sleep iu a cell.
Shenandoah will have an industrial
holiday and business men's parade on
Thursday next.
Owing to aliened irregularities in draw
ing jurors in Elk county, September court
was postponed. ...
A purse containing $700 was found at
Strondsburg by AI. Mosier, who' soon dis
covered the owner.
Leonard Ewing.of Reynoldsville, dropped
dead in a railroad station wbile waiting
for a train with his wife.
Frank C. Wolf, of Philadelphia, is presi
dent of a shoe company that will build a
largo factory at Bethlehem.
Elaborate demonstrations will attend
the dedication of the soldiers' monnment
at Williamsport next Thursday. . , .
Pittsburgers are chagrined because only
10,000 old soldiers pamdod at tbe encamp
ment in the Smoky City last week.
Jefferson connty farmers have abolished
horse racing at tbeir annual talr and will
substitute maneuvers of Trained oxen.
Ibis claimed that at its present rate of
Increase in fifteen years Allegheny City
will be tbe metropolis of Allegheny county.
The peach crop from Cbambersbnrg,
Scotland and vicinity is abundant, the to
tal shipment amounting to 3,600 bushels
daily.
Many veterinary surgeons of Pennsyl
vania will attend the national convention
of horse doctors at Philadelphia, begin
ning today.
Burglars dynamited the sate In Ludny's
jewelry store, at Slabtown, Lycoming
county, and stole several hundred dollars'
worth of watches. ;
George Dokvocic, the Pittsburg mur
derer, has been respited by Governor Pat
tleon from Sept 20 to Nov. 20. An in
quiry will be made into his mental condi
tion. , .
A meeting of the York Christian En
deavor society was held yesterday to dis
cuss plans (or entertaining the conven
tion of Eodeavorers to meet there on
Oct. 17.
Not being able to get out of the Smoky
City after the Grand Army encampment
was over, George ConVay, of North Con
way, N. E., cut his throat yesterday and
may not not recover.
Anthony Shlmnr, of Pbenixville, aged
78, shot and probably fatally wonnded
James Bradley late Sunday night Brad
lew was taken to a Philadelphia hospital.
Sbimer was arrested and taken to West
Chaster.
FOUR PEOPLE
. . MASTED
Terrible Results of a Fire In a Mattress
Factory.
FLAMES SPREAD WITH RAPIDITY
The Building Burns with Astonish
ing Fury and Employes Are Forced
to Seek the Roof and dump for
Their Lives Four Unfortunates
Are Unable to Escape Much Valu
able Property Is - Destroyed The
Loss Will Probably Reach $85,000.
Washington, Sept. 17.
r IRE alarm at noon today culled
M the fire department to tbe corner
lp of Massacbnsetts avenue and
UU K street, where fire had been
discovered in the mattress factory
owned and operated by Stunjpn &
Bros. This was soon followed by a
general alarm and iu a short time all
tbe engines in the city were on the
scene, but so qnickly did the fUmee
spread that the oporstives employed on
the fourth and fifth flors were obliged
to flee to tbe roof and compelled to
jump for tbeir lives before the tracks
carrying tbe long ladders had arrived.
Four of these jumped, one of them,
James . Vaughu, sustaining fractures
of both legs and internal injuries. lie
is not expected to live through the
night. Tbe other three who leaped
escaped with more or less severe injur
ies, but all will reaover. Albert J,
Haeke had both legs broken and was
otherwise severely injured. Arthur
Bevans was bruised inwardly and had
his wrist sprained, and Harry Bacon
was badly bruised. So rapid and com
plete was the work of the flames that
within less than half nn hour from the
time of their discovery the greater port
of tbe four walls had fallen in, and bv
3 80 o'clock the firemen had pulled
down tbe sole remaining piece of brick
work, over twenty feet in height wbioh
marked tbe location of the haudsome
four story structure which bad stood
there two hours before.
THE SEARCH FOR BODIES
By this time the spread of tbe flames
had been checked and at 3 o'clock tbe
work of searching the debris for the
bodies of tbose who were known to
have been in tne building and not Re
counted for was begnn. So far as
could be learned the missing ones are
Henry Fowler, Phil Ackermao, Robert
Reitzel Tennyson, Willie Ashe, a littl
boy, and poe other, nn eniriuerr, name
unknown, and this includes all of the
dead.
It was not long before tbe searchers
found tbree bodies, close together,
about fifteen feet from the K street en
trance, every particle of clotbiug
burned from the' and the' bodies
charred beyond bi. , of recognition,
One of them, of smaller stnture than
the other two, is supposed to be thHt
of tbe boy Ashe. It was not until 5 !10
tbat tbe searchers found another of the
missing ones. This body was discov
ered within a few feet of the engine,
on tbe ground floor, and is presumably
that of tbe engineer. The fonr bodies
lie at tbe morgue toniuht, one barely
distinguishable from the other xcjpt
for tbe numbers placed on the charred
corpses.
Darkness hug sdd'd to the difficulties
attending the search for the other two
bodies, but a new corps of wnrktu-n is
at work with the aid of lantrros, an I
will continue the search until all nre
found. -
OTHUR BUILDINGS DKSTUOYED.
The fire besides destroying the
Stnmpb building consumed tue Wood
ruff building, the factory where alt tlio
government files ar made, and th
falling walls of these buildings crashed
Hall & Curmaok's furniture bouae,
filled Renner's marble yard, and in
jured, tbe Homeopathic Dispensary
building, on the Mussschnsetts avenue
side. On the K street sid, Offensteiu
horse shoeing es'ahli hmen an oyster
depot, and a v,iiMing occupied by a
Gospel mission the Horse und Cat
tle Food company -Iferorl demolition.
The loss on the Sinmpli building is
in . the neighborhood of $50,00), insur
ance about $15,000. The loss entailed
by tbe destruction of the Woodruff
building is unknown, mid the other
structures were mostly of wood and
not very valuable. The "ntire loss
wili probably be about $35,0)0. In
surance unknown.
YOUNG QltlFFO'S FEAT
He Severely Fuoiihuj an Amateur
Boxer.
Coney Island. Sept. 17. Au untu
nally clever boxing tournament took
plaoe at the Sen Side Athletio olnb to
night It consisted of fonr bouts,
ranging from six to ten rounds, as fol
lows: Jerry Marshal vs. Kid Lavigne,
ten rounds at 125 ponuds; Jack Skel
ley vs. John Gorman, eignt rounds at
125 pounds; Mick Dnnn vs. Jim lint
ler, eight rounds at 150 ponnds, und
young Griff o vs. El Loeber, six rounds
at cateb weights.
Tbe club building was crowded to
night with spectators when the first of
the four glove contests tbat between
Dunn, who hails from Australia, and
Butler, of Brooklyn, begun.
The referree was Dominick McCaf
frey, Tbe men fought at 150 ponuds
and were to have fought eigbta rounds,
bat Dunn early showed his superiority
and tbe bout was awarded him.
It was announoed tbat ail events
would be deoided in scientific points,
the police having declared that thoy
would close the show If there were any
signs of brutality.
The seoond bout was between Joe
Gorman, of Long Island City, and Jack
Skelley, of Brooklyn, at 128 ponnds,
for eight rounds. Skelley was tbe ag
gressor and foroed the fighting from
the start. The bout developed into a
slagging match in the sixth round and
tbe police stopped it. Skelly was de
clared tbe winner, as he had shown
tbat be was the more scientific boxer of
tha ntir .....
The bout between Eddy Loeber aud
young uiiso was next announced.
Everybody expected to see Loeber make
a good show, but they were not recon
ciled to the crushing defeat the young
Brooklynite was served at toe hands of
young Griffo. Dominick McCaffrey
very humanely slopped tbe bout in the
first round and Awarded it to Griffo,
Loeber led off iu good style, landing
bis left on Griffo's face. Loeber was
onlv the aggressor a few seconds more,
as Griffo went at bim with a purely
ohampionship style and plugged tbe
amateur right and left at will aad
made such a monkey of him tbat the
crowd began to about: "Take him off."
At tbe end of the two minutes thirty
six seconds Dominick McCsffry stopped
tbe fight aud ordered Griffo the win
ner. Tbe final bout of the night was be
tween Kid Lavigne, of Saginaw, and
Jerry Marshall, of Australia. The de
cision of the referee was that Lavigne
was the winner. The decision met
with the general approval of the house
and the spsotators left well pleased
with the (right's entertainment.
DEATH OF A SOCIETY BELLE.
William Gilbert Held onSaaplolon of
Having; Committed Murdr.
Battle Creek, Mioh . Sspt. 17. Mrs.
Helen Taylor, aged 50 years, who tt
one time held a prominent position in
society here, was found dead in her
home on tbe outskirts of this city this
morning. From the position of the
body aud murks on it, murder is sus
pected. For several months a man named
William Gilbert bas been, living with
tbe woman. After the woman's body
was discovered Gilbert's actions were
suspicious and he was arrested and will
ho held to await action of the corouer's
jury.
MINERS RESUME WORK
Fifteen Hundred Men Return at the
Old Rates-Another Cut
Expected.
Pittsburg, Sept. . 17. The 1,500
miners employed by the New York and
Cleveland Gas company at Turtle
Creek, Plum Creek and Sandy Creek
returned to work today at a 55 cent
rate, after being on strikj since April
21. This was the price agreed upon by
the company and tbeir managers before
the general strike w.is inaugurated,
and was to holdout until Deo. 13 next.
After the general strike tbe men re
fused to return at tbe old scale of 55
and held out until today for the district
price of 09 cents.
Th 1 2(M) amnloves of the Plttahnrv
and Chicago Coal company, who have
sIho on been strike will return to work
at the company's terms.
A leading operator today said that
the o perators who signed tbe miners'
scte of wsges in this district would
bold a meeting and wohld ask Presi
dent John McBride to arrange another
soale so that they could compete with
these large firms now paying 14 cents
leas man me Bouie rate.
Tbe 200 miners employed by tbo
Cnrv Coal rnmnanv at Rrmlrtnrlr
who have been on strike returned to
work today.
NO CHANGE OF VENUE
Mr. Ricketta Makei aa TJausnal Motion
in the Feltz Case.
Attorney Ai?ib Ricketts, representing
Isaao-B. Feltz, yesterday asked court
for n change of venue in his suit against
the Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern Railroad company and even stated
that he had already began his action
in Pike connty.
In his petition Mr. Ricketts says
that be is permittod to hsve a change
of venue undor an act of 1824 Jndge
Jessup, who represented tlie defendant
company, held that the act was ren
dered invalid bv the new constitution
and an act of 1375, and he therefore
asked that tbe motion be refused.
Jndge Edwnrds would not graut the
change asked by Mr. Rivketts and the
case will come up for trial at the ap
pointed time,
Tho suit involves a tract of coal '.and
in Lai'kuwanna township of which Mr,
Feltz is now in possession. The title
is also clulmed by tbe defendant com
pany.
THE JENNINGS CASE.
Judge Edwards Efues a Motion for a
Continuanci.
The case of John J. Jennings against
the Lebigb Valley railroad company
was on tbe list for trial vestsrday. At
torney Cornelius Smith asked for a
continuance because Dr. Kelly, of
Eqtiiuunk, an important witness,
c ui Id not be on hand,
Jndge El wards was inclined to
think that tha .plaintiffs hud not
showu proper care in tne service of the
subpoena and be refused Mr. Smith's
motion. Tbe suit is for damages re
sulting to the father, owing to tbe sick
ness of his son, James Jennings, who
was injured in tbe Mud Run disaster.
LEGISLATIVE CONVENTION.
First Distrlot OsmooraU Nominate a
Man Today.
A call has been issued hy the Djiuo
cratio committee of the First Legisla
tive district for the convention in St.
David's ball this afternoon at 4 o'olaek,
A candidate will be uomioated for tbe
legislature to oppose tbe present Re
publican representative, John R. Farr.
There appears to be no opposition to
the caodidacy of Nelson Dsvies, a Del
aware, L tc'.tttwanna and Western mas
ter meobanio, wbo at the last ward
election was defeated by one vote by
James Evans, of the Fourth ward, for
sohool controller.
W. O. T. T7. Moioow Convention.
All local unions are urged to a large at
tendance at tee LiRcaawanna Uonuty
Woman's Christian Temperance union
convention to be held in the Methodist
Eoisconal cburcb. Moscow. Tbursdav aft
ernoon and Friday of this week. Repre
sentatives of Loyal Legious and all tem
perance and christian organisations and
all Interested in the work are cordlallv
invited to attend. Entertainment will be
provided and a prontable meeting is ex.
peeled. Mrs. Clara C. Hoffman, of Kansas
City, will deliver on address Thursday
evening, rne train tearing ueiaware,
Lackawanna and Western station at 0.60
a.m. stops at Moscow-, tbe fast 13,09 train
wul also stop.
ASPHALT STILL
HOLDS ITS
i Pulsion counc men Hero ci v Refuse to Re
consider Their Recent Action.
CHARGES TO BE INVESTIGATED
Burgess Maloney Is Empowered to
Employ an Attorney and a Sten
ographer and to Probe to the Bot
tom of the Accusations of Corrup
tionMr. Tigue Repeats His Ar
raignmentInjunctions Proceedings
Contemplated Against the New Pave.
Special to the Scranton Tribunt.
PlTTSTO.V, Sept. 17.
OOUNCILMEN will be investi
gated. Their accusers will be
hauled up to testify. Burgfss
Maloney will be the court, And
aepbalt will be the pave, unless legal
proceedings knock it all out. such, in
brief, ia the record of tonight's couneil
meetiug. Councilman Donnelly moved
tbat the investigation be held, as be
felt that be wished to be acquitted from
any share in the odium cast by current
aouusations upon the bonor of tbe
official body to which be belonged.
He wanted the burgeas -to employ
a lawyer aud a stenographer and to
bold court. Councilman Hennlgan de
clared that he would testify before tbe
advisory committee or before any other
committee of citizens or before a reg
ular court, but not before tbe burgess.
tie moved to amend Mr. Donnelly s
motion so as to in ike tbe tribunal of
investigation a jury of citizens. The
amendment was lost and tbe burgess
was empowered, to go ahead. It is un
derstood he will begin at once.
lben Mr. Hennigan, wbo bad last
Thursday voted for asphalt so as to
move a reconsideration, made tbe latter
motion. Mr. Donnelly moved to table.
The motion to reconsider was tabled,
and asphalt there stands. Tbe burgesi,
it is understood, will withhold his sig
nature to tbe ordinance pending the
result of bis investigation. There were
some lively interchanges of personali
ties during tills session. Mr. Tigue re
peated bis assertions already reported
in these columns and vowed he would
yet bring the guilty ores to book.
no asphalt yet awhile.
It is said that whether tbe burgess
sbull decide that the councilman are all
honest, all honorable men, or whether
be shall conclude that there are black
sheep among them enough to justify a
veto, it win besomo time before sheet
asphalt will adorn Main stroit. One of
tbe taxpayers who favored brick will
appeal to court, so it is said, for an in
junction, npon tbe ground that tbe re
cent bond issue for paving purposes
was illegal.
Tbe bonded indebtedners of Pittstoo
borough is already about $32 000, wbile
its floating debt is about $3,000 more.
The assessed valuation nf taxable prop
erty in the borough is $709,000 Under
the law which says that boroughs may
not bond themselves to exceed 7 Der
cent, of their assessed valuation, tuis
leaves a margin of only $17,000 or $18,
000 for now bouded indebtedness. Tbe
asphalt contract, on tbs contrary, calls
for $35,000 in round numbers. This, it
ia said, will be tbe ground of a petition
for a restraining ordor from eourt.
MR. FELLOWS SILENT
On the Rumor of Hii Independent Can
did aoy.
Following the rumor of yesterday
that Mr. Fellows would become an in
dependent candidate for congress, that
Men tleman polite', declined to discuss
the matter.
A paper petitioning Mr. Fellows to
beoome a candidate has been circu
lated on the Soath Side and in Hyde
Park for several days. Mora than past
ing interest is attached to tbe matter
in view of an additional rumor
that Mr. Merrifield, tbe Dem
ocratic candidate, proposed re
tiring in Mr. Fellows' favor.
By tbis action it was assumed that the
latter woald be supported by Demo
crats and his Republican friends.
Mr. Murrlfield could not be found by
a Tkibune reporter last night, but on a
previous oecusion he positively An
nounced his intention of remaining iu
the contest
TYPICAL SCRANTON PLUCK.
All the Fire Sufferers Will Resume
Batineas.
Matthews Bros., the wholesale and
retail druggists who were burned oat
by Saturday's disastrous fire on Lacka
wanna avenue, hsve rented tbe build
ing at 133 Franklin avenue adjoining
M Monea Bru. & Co. They will open
tbeir effiee in the building at once and
re-establish thulr business as rapidly
as new goods can be received.
The Gross, Foster Co. have several
locations in view, but have made no
definite choice. The other firms will
begin business anew as soon as suitable
quarters can be obtained.
i BATTLE WITH RED PEPPER.
William Brost, a Newsboy, Ia Committed
, to Court.
Willium Brost, a newsboy of Pittaton
avenue, yesterday morning about 9
o'clock threw a 'handful of red
pepper into the face of John Wilson, of
Bellevne, in the same line of business,
with the result tbat Wilson was
blinded. '
An officer took bim to a drug store
wbers.after considerable treatment, be
was able to open his eyes. Broat was
was arraigned before Alderman Fuller
and in default of $.00 bail will be sent
to the county jail to await trial.
ANOTHER COAL FIRM.
Mining Operations to Be Started br
Biobnnnd & Lindsay.
A new eoal firm, William Richmond
and R. MLiudsay, of tbis elty, have
teasea coat tract or ivi acres in t n
township from Jaoob Cohen and B. F.
Squler, of this eity, Charles R. and
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Art bur J. Wilson, or umaba, and Mrs.
W. B. Ganrv nf PirhnnAal. A n,l
joining tract of fifty aeres which has
ucvu lensau iruui r . jj. rnuupa ana J.
H. Rittenbonse contains a breaker
which has bean nnnrAtarl hv TTnnlo &
Co. A lew breaker will be eraatml.
Tbe new firm will begin mining soon
after tha flrt nf thn tsir mnH mhin fhnlv
product over tbe Ontario and Western.
Li.L 111 I a ... 1
wuiuu win ue reacnea oj switon.
A CRIMINAL CAPTURED.
He Had Slashtd a Woman's Throat a
Tear Ago.
Philip Gioso, the ItaUan, who at
tempted to take tbe life of Mrs. Joseph
Feonelll, ot Fnrview avenue, and wbo
succeeded in inflieting a deep gash in
ber neck with a dagger Sept. 30, 1893,
was eaptured at 3.10 o'eloek yesterday
afternoon wbile at work in a ditoh in
Green Ridge. After the crime Gioso
left for parts unknowa and bad not
been seen again until his arrest yester
day. Gioso was captured by Constable
John Davies, of tbe Fourth ward. Mr.
Davis had been on the traek ot Gioso
for the past seven months. The erim-'
ioal bad shaved off bis beard and used
other means of disguising himself. He
was Drongnt to tbe West Hide station
bouse, after a severe straggle with the
officer to regain bis freedom.
Joseph Fennelli, tbe husband of tbe
tnjured won, appeared against him in
the court of Alderman Owen D. John.
Gioso was committed to tbe county
jail in default of $1,000 bail to appear
at court.
IT MAY BE MURDER.
Ghastly and Unfilial Details of the
Archbald Stabbing Affray A
Son's Brutality,
August Gavs, who was stabbed In a
quarrel at Arehbald on Saturday night,
is sinking rapidly, and Dr. Van Dorsn,
tbe physioian attending him, says it ia
impossible for bim to recover. Tbe
body of the injured mau is swollen and
discolored. .
There are ten large gashes, one foi
inohes long, on the baok of his head
I here are five knife wounds on his
body, the most dangerous of which are
in the region of the lungs. All the
wounds were inlueted wbile bis assail
ant stood behind him.
A reporter of The Tribune called at
tbe bouse of tbe wounded man last
night and obtained further information
conoerning the affray. The version ef
those who witnessed it differs slightly
from that published in yesterday's
luibU.NE The son of the injured man,
John Gavs, was tbe first to strike his
tatber when be threatened to call in
police to suppress the quarrel then in
progress.
An iron last was the weapon tbe in
human son used. Tbe blows felled tbe
father t tbe floor and while he was
down Jere Mashafskey stabbed bim.
as soon as tbe son saw bts father
bleeding be ran away and be bas not
been home since. Musbafsksy was ar
rested by Constables McHile abd
Uougher and taken to the borough
looknp. Later on he was remanded to
the eoanty jail.
Tbe injured maa was about 45 years
old and bad been living in Arcbbald
abont two years. The doctor says he
will not live beyond five days.
A DAY FOR VOUNG WOMEN.
Entertainment Provid.d for Them at
the Y. W. C. A
Today wili be a day of good things
at the Young Women's Christian asso
ciation rooms. At noon Mr. Weedon,
one of Mr. Moody's vocalists, will sing
several selections and Miss Mary
Dunn, state seoretary of the Voung
Women's Christian assosiatlon, will
give a bright, interesting ten minutes
talk. Young women admitted free of
cbnrge.
In tbe evening at 8 o'clock the lady
prize singers will give a pleasing en
tertainment. The small admission fee
of ten cents will be received. The fol
lowing programme will be rendered:
Instrumental Solo (piano),
Siiss Minnie Webor
"Coral Caves of Ocean,"
Lady Prize Singers
Solo Miss Hannah Hum
Duet "Beautiful Moonlight"
Misses Sanders und Jones.
Recitation Miss Sadie Jones
Solo Miss Hauie Evans
Duet Mieses brace and Annie Bose
Solo "The Promised Laud"
HUb Cora Phillips.
Solo "Tit for Tat"
Miss Clara Sanders.
(a) "The Bridal of the Birds."
(b) "My True Love Hath My Heart."
Lady Prize Singers.
URYSDALE SUICIOE VEAOICT.
He Shot Himself While Suffering- from
Nervous Proetretion.
Coroner Kelley yesterday morning
held an inquest on tbe death of Will
iam Drysdale, who shot himself at
Taylor on Sunday nigbt.
The jury returned a verdiot that he
committed snicide while suffering from
nervous prostration. '
A pathetic incident was observed by
the jurymen, wbo saw a flue dog be
longing to tbe deceased waiting pa
tiently on the stoop of the closed store
for his master and declined to follow
any one from tbe spot.
SLIGHT FIRE IN GREEN RIDGE.
Flames Qusnched Before Much Damage
Was Done.
A small fire occurred at the Spencer
Iron mill at Green Rid go about 2 30
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Flames were discovered on the roof
near the eaves. General Phinney Hose
company respouded to tbe alarm and
made short work of tbe fire. The
damage was slight
Thanks to tbe Firemen.
Matthews Bros, tender their thauks to
the firemen who labored so hard to save
their property from destruotion on Satur
day. ' Though unsuccessful their efforts
were appreciated.
WEATHER FORECAST.
I RAIN I Washington. Sept. 17. Fore
I I east for eastern I'ennsylvania,
I 1 thowtri, probnbly sliyhUy cooler,
1 variable winds, for western
PsnntyU'dnia, generally fair, probably
slightly cooler in the vicinity of Pittsburg
atid Parkersburg, winds becoming north.
FILEY'S
Fall and Winter
IA
AND
We have now open the moat
complete stock of Underwear and
Hosiery for Ladies, Gentlemen
and Children ever shown in this
city.
We mention a few specials!
The Stattgarten Sanitary Wool
In Vesta, Pants and Com
bination Suits.
Tbe "Wright" Health Underwear
For gentlemen.
Special diivo iu GENTS' NAT
URAL WOOLand CAMEL'S
IIAIB SUITS.
Ladies' Swiss Ribbed
In Silk, Silk and Wool and
Cashmere, Black, White and
Natural,
We call special attention to our
Ladies' Egyptian 'Vesta
and i'ants at
25 and 50c. Each.
The' Best far tbe Money Ever Offered.
And Ladies' Combination Suits.
Our special at $1, $125
and 1.50 up.
Full line of Children's Goods, in
Scarlet, White and Natural
Wool, Vests, Panta and
Union Suits.
510 and S12 Lackawanna Ave.
MINERS'
OILCLOTH'"
Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street
TELEPHONE NUMBER 4638.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
School Sboes
to I o'p'g i
rM t mi 1. 111 11 1 'V- I" '
Yon know how that TWely, MiorgeUe boy ot
yonr't knock oat bts shoes. We've beta
thinking of hire prorfclinK for him end hie
destructive energy. We he regular wear
defying shot from 50e upward.
Lewis, Reilly & Daties
114 WYOMING AVENUE.
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
is needed you are promptly
told so. We also guarantee
a perfect fit.
LATEST STERLING
SILVER NOVELTIES
The Jeweler,
608 Spruce Street
IS: fly
HOSIERY
I J. WEICEE