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SCRANTON. PA., THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 20, 1804.
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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SGRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Dramatic Scones la the OMo Democratic
FREE SILVER PLANK ADOPTED
Ohio's Dapper Member of the United
States Senate Receives an Awful
' Tongue Lashing from an Orator of
Youngstown Tom Johnson Pours
Oil Upon the Troubled Waters and
Stills the Cry of Rats The Old Ro
man Joins the Silver Debate.
Columbus. 0., Sept. 19.
nY A LARGE majority the De
Lv mocraoy of Obio, io staU con
jj yentioo assembled today, re
J versed the pronunciamentos of
all previous stats as well a national
Katberlngs ot the party Id declaring
unequivocally in favor of free silver.
By a vote almost as large, endorsement
wns Riven through the medium of an
indirect resolution to the attitude
tsken by Senator Calvin S. Brio in
the recent tariff reform oontest. The
debate on these two issues ocsopied
nearly fonr hoars of the continuous
sesiion. Ia twelve minutes more the
entire ticket bad been nominated and
the convention adjourned sine die.
Probably no more dramatio scene has
ever been witnessed in any state or na
tional convention than that which oc
curred during the debate on the amend
ment to the platform providing for the
future nominations of United States
senators by vote of the state conven
tions. Up to the onlling of the con
vention to order it had been un
derstood by all hut a few of
the uninitiated that the opposition
)o Senator Brlce bad been aban
doned and that the majority report on
resolutions would be allowed to go
through without amendment or pro
test. This mneb, at least, was the un
derstanding ot the senator and his im
mediate circle, and it was witb a self
satisfied air and the bearing of a victor
that Mr. Brice entered the wings and
allowed himself to be escorted by
Chairmaa Crltes to a seat on tbe
right of the chair and in full
view of the andienee. His ap
pearance was recognized with faint
applause, and the convention hav
ing being called to order, everything
went as merry as a marriage bell until
tbe report of the committee on resolu
tion! had been nrMentai. Thnn thn
Astorm clouds began to gather, and tbe
Vlare of tbe footlights seemed to bring
the form of the junior senator into
laid relief. From his seat in tbe seo
Vd row of the parquet, Congresamaa
n L. Johnson arose, and ignoring
I vociferous demands that he should
the stage, submitted the minority
llutlon instructing the incoming
la committee to include in the bust
Js of tbe next sonventiou the Domi
nion of United States senator.
This was the formal annonaoement
hostilities. All eyes seemed to turn
itioetively toward the junior sena
For a moment his face flasbed.
he chewed nervousiy at the tooth-
lea oeiween nis leeio. xoen ne
straightened himself np. His smooth
shaved, almost Caseins-like face, be
came immobile. Tbe representative
from tbe Cleveland district had little
to say in addition to the formal pre
sentation of the minority report save
the suggestion that election of senators
by tbe people would bring the consti
tuents and their reprosentatives in the
upper house more oh I ly together, and
that this was a consummation U be de
It was the seconding speech of John
H, Clark, of Youngstown, one of the
best orators in tbe state and a bitter
opponent of the Brice regime, that sent
tbe excitement to fever notch. Stand
ing jnst beneath the platform, his sil
vered hair shining in the glare of the
footlights, witb outstretched arm and
index finger quivering, hurling invec
tive after invective, while less than fit
teen feet away, witb face pule and expres
sionless, sat tbe object of his wrath and
denunciation, the scene was well worthy
tbe brush and canvass ot the painter.
"Who baa a eluiin on the United
States senate for life?'' be demanded,
and the audience shouted the response:
"No longer is it the question," con
tinned . the speaker in impassioned
tones, "when a senator is to be elected,
what is be worth, what are bis talents,
what service bss be done the state.
Tbe only issue is bow much is ,he
worth. Io this Republic is a man's
head to be measured by the length of
his purse? Is it cot time that this
question rose above pen and
aoove party? Do you not know
that that the United States senate
has became a rich man's club; it is the
resting place of trnsts and understand
ings and combines, that in it the sugar
trust has raised its hydra-head, and, in
the nasne of tbe community of trusts,
has seised tbe Democracy by tbe throat
and compelled it to stand and doliver."
And so, to the accompaniment of
cheers, hisses, eat calls, yells aud op
probrious epithets, the impassioned
orator went on, protected time and
again by the chairman until he had
concluded on bis owe free will.
THE SUBJECT LOCATED.
No direct reference had been made
to Briee np to this time. It remained
for bis first spokesman, Jesse M.
Lewis, of Urban, to make a personal
reference to the senator and to plead
that the Democracy of Ohio ought not
to execute a man first and try him
"Won't you defer jadgmont for a
year?" be asked, but there on me in a
mighty about of "Nos.". Then Gener
al Fin lay, of Bueyrus, chairman ot tbe
committee on resolutions, secured tbe
floor to - dramatically deolare that tbe
resolution was an indlreot slap in the
faoe of tbe man and all men who in tbe
aenate ot the United' States bad made
tariff reform a possibility and who hod
stood between tbe people and the Mc
KinleyUw. Facing Congressman Johnson, he
demanded: "Do yon endorse all that
your aesosiate. Mr. Clark, has said?
Put yourself on record. Let it be yes
or no, here and now."
There was no response except from
the audience, which yelled "R ita I" and
other choice expressions, and to its
Congressman Johnson was permitted
to cloee tbe debate. "I have no ill
feellnc toward or suspicion of Colonel
Briee," he declared. "I don't believe
that he bought his sent lu the United
States aenate, and I have said so time
and again. Nor do I believe that the
tariff bill jnst passed was the best bill
for tbe country, but at tbe same time I
believe that Colonel Brioe thought so
and that he voted for it honestly."
This was pouring oil on the troubled
waters and tbe friends of the senator
cheered again and again. The pre
vious question was demanded, but
just as tbis juoeture it was developed
tbat the bimetalliat element had a min
ority report with which to oppose the
free silver plank aud another war of
words was in order. .
THE OLD ROMAN SPEAKS.
Allen W, Thurman, son of the Old
Roman, denounced the opposition as
gold bugs who lacked the conrage of
tbeirconvictions and witiioat response,
challenged them to defend their posi
tion. Lew Msy, of Cincinnati, heatedly
declared tbat if tbe convention placed
itself on record in favor of tbe free
and unlimited coinage of Bilver, the
party would be buried under an aval
unche tbat would more than equal tbe
By this time the convention was
elHinorous for a vote.
Bi metallism was bnried Rod free
silver proclaimed victorious by 163 to
On the senatorial issue, a motion to
simply declare in favor of the eleotlon
of United States senator by a direct
vote ot the people was carried by 4G7
to 323. With tbe announcement of
the vote, Senator Brice without a
change, ot countenance, arose from the
cbair be had occupied for four hours,
and looking neither to the right nor
the left, stalked across the stage and
through tbe wings to tbe onter air.
Meanwhile Chairman Hurd had
called for nominations for the state
ticket. Speeches were barred.
Following is tbe ticket nominated:
Secretary of state, Milton Turner, of
Guernsey; suprenn judge, James D.
Ermston. of Hamilton; state school
commissioner, Jumes A. Leech, of
Franklin; member board public works,
Henry B. Keller, of Tussarawas.
JUDGE REYNOLDS IS SICK.
The Pennsylvania Situation Oivta Him
Washington. Sept 19 Judge Rey
nolds, of Bedford, assistant secretary
of theioterior,has just returned from an
extensive trip through Pennsylvania,
where he has carefully studied the po
litical situation. Democrat tbat he is,
Judge Reynolds confesses that the out'
look in Pennsylvania is. very gloomy for
the Democrats. He thinks the Repub
licans may gain several congressmen,
and as for the state ticket tbe only
thing tbat the Democrats can work for,
he said, is merely to keep down tbe Re
publican majority as much as possible.
He says he thinks it is quite likely
that tbe Republicans will carry the
Pittsburg district, now represented by
William H. Sipe. Tbat district is in
bad shape for tbe Democrats and tbey
are likely to lose it. Tbe dissensions
among the Democrats themselves in
Mr. Sipe's district will aid tbe Repub
licans in their fight.
Outside of the Democratic strong
holds the only Democratic congress
man whom he thinks bss a ohance is
Joseph G. Sibley, and, as is well known,
there is much doubt whether Mr. Sib
ley will make the fight. Taking the
whole situation into account Judge
Reynolds returned with a very bud
case of political blues.
WILL NOT RESIGN NOW.
Senator Jonss Will Wait Till the Ne
vada Legislature Meets.
San Francisco, Sept. 19. C. C.
Pownlng, of Reno, Nev, is in the city,
and in an interview stated that Sena
tor Jones bad indicated bis future
course to his friends. He says that
Jones has not joined the Populists,
but has gone over to the
silver party of Nevada, In
tbe meantime, Jones will dis
regard tbe demand ef the Republican
committee tbat be resign at once, be
cause tbat would give the governor an
opportunity to appoint a Republican as
For that reason be will wait uutil
tbe Nevada legislature meets and then
resign, offering himself as a candidate
to serve out his own unexpired term.
Pownlng predicts the success of tbe
silver party ticket and says Jones' elec
tion will be an indorsement of bis
' PENNSYLVANIA PICKINGS.
Pottaville is to have a new postofflce.
A train at Easton cut to pieces Lewis
Falling from a tree at Allentown, young
Harry Brey was fatally hurt.
Governor Pattison will today attend the
Berks county fair at Kutztown.
A branch of tbo United Mine Workers
of America has been organized at St Clair.
By a fall ot coal in an Ashland mine
Heury Hoffman was knocked down aud
In Luke Fiddler colliery, Shamokio,
Andrew Feather was crushed lifeless by a
fall of ooal.
Five trolley companies are fighting for
toe right or way in various towns in
bcbuylkill county. . . .
Pennsylvania Seventh Day Adventists
will hold their annual campmeetlng on
sept, uu at ttamsuurg.
The Mennonite ooncrecatlon at Read
ing road, Lancaster, will cbose a pastor
iruui among nine applicants Dy lot.
Korse thief Harvey Palmer, who stole
n imam arsons team at Lienni, was sent
to prison at Media for four years.
Judge Meily ordered tbe Lebanon grand
jury to impose tbe costs ot prosecution
upon persons who brought suit for mere
A Pennsylvania railroad freight train
das bed into a landslide at Hprnce Creek
tnnnell, and Conductor Miller, of Tyrone,
was injured. .. .
Tbe kimr of Pennsylvania "chicken
thieves, John Stickler, was convicted at
Easton and sent to prison for two and a
halt years. '
Chinese Are Again Worsted by the Mikado's
A HEAVY LOSS ON BOTH SIDES
Japanese Prevent the Landing of
Chinese Troops and Claim the Vic
toryA Test Shows That Modern
War Ships Are Very Effective Loss
of Life Is Fearful All Around Three
of the Mikado's Ships Go Down
Several Officers Killed
Shanghai, Sept. 19.
0ESPATCHE3 roeeived here tbis
morning from Korea confirm tbe
reports briefly telegraphed list
night announcing tbat a battle
between Chinese and and Japanese
warships had taken place on the Yulu
River, north of the Gulf of Korea.
Both sides claim a victory.
The Chinese squadron was covering
tbe landing of a large force of troops
destined to reinforce the Guineas army
operating against the Japanese in
Korea, Acoording to one aceount, the
Chinese suoueeded in landing tbe
troops, but in an engagement with tbe
Jupannses flet whioh followed the
Chin-Yaen, or the Chen-Yuen ot the
Chinese fleet, was sunk, and Chao
Yuug and the Yang-Wei are reported
to have been run ashore. One other
Chinese warship and three Japanese
ships are alto said to have beon lost.
Admiral Ting, tbe commander of the
Chinese northern fljet, and Colonel
Von Hannekin, formerly aide-de-camp
to Viceroy Li Hnng Chang, who was
one of the German officers on board
the transport Kow Sbing when she
was sunk, are reported to have been
killed during tbe engagement.
Another report says tbat tbe Japn
nese succeeded in preventing the land
ing of tbe Chinese troops, and there
for the Japanese claim a victory. It
is added, however, that tbe Japanese
lost four war-ships, and that the Japa
nese fleet wss compelled to retreat
after having suffered heavy loss in
killed and wounded.
The second report says that Admiral
Ting and Colonel Van Hannekin were
not killed, but that tbey were severely
V STORY OP THE BATTLE.
London, Sept 19. A dispatch to the
Central News from Shanghai dated
Sept. 19, midnight, says: "A number
of officers who were engaged in the
naval battle on the Yalo river have ar
rived at Port Arthur with half a dozen
warships badly damaged and filled
with woundsd men.''
The despatoh says tbat Admiral
Ting's fleet left port on Friday evening
to convey seven steam transports son
veying a large force of troops. A num
ber of Europeans in tbe service of the
Chinese admiralty accompanied the
troops, whieh were to be landed near
Wipi, from whioh point they were to
be sent to tbe front. These troops com
prised some artillery, but were com
posed of infantry. Nothing was seen of
tbe enemy until the Cbioese fleet
reached tbe mouth of the Yalu river.
when a fljet of Japanese warships was
sighted. Thereupon the transports
were hurried forward and tbe warships
were cleared for aotion. Tbe efforts of
tbe transports to land the troops were
successful, and moet of them were got
ten ashore before the naval battle be
gan. Tbe Chen Yuen was the first vessel
to open fire and was soon engaged with
two Japanese warships of about the
same size, one of which is supposed to
have been the cruiser Cbi Yoda. Soon
all of the vessels of both fleets were en -gaged.
Tbe Chinese cruisors Chi
Yuen and King Yuen were sunk and
six hundred officers and men on board
of them were drowned. Only a few of
the men struggling in the water were
Tbe Cnno Yung and Yang Wei in
manouvering for tbe advantageous
positions to get into shallow water and
ran aground. The strandard vessels
were helpless under tbe fire of tbe big
gnns of the Japanese ships and were
finally set on fire by tbe enemy's
shell and became wreoks. It is
feared tbat some of the trans
port ships were sunk, including one
whose troop had not yet been landed.
Tbe Chinese loss is estimated at 1.500
killed and wounded and tbe Japanese
loss is supposed to be 1,000, but none of
tbe Chinese officers giving aeoounts et
the battle know tbo names or size of
tbe fonr vessels of the enemy wbiob
are alleged to have been destroyed.
Taking tbe Chinese best view of tbe
battle it is plain tbat the encounter has
resulted In seriously crippling the naval
strength of China.
Newark Garment Gutters Gain Signal
Victory Ovsr the Sweaters.
Newark, N. J., Sept. 19,-The big
strike of the local assembly of the
United Garment Cutters of Amerisa
was brought to an end tonight through
tbe mediation of the state board ot ar
bitration, and on Monday 2,000 em
ployes who have been idle for two
weeks will resume work. It is a ds
oided vlotory for tbe employes as the
contractors have yielded every point,
even to giving of bonds.
Ia Blumer's hall, where Jho strikers
were awaiting the result of tbe confer
ence, 1,000 men held a grand jubilee to
celebrate tbe eradication of the odious
sweating system. Grave fears of riot
were entertained when tbe strikers
started, but it bos ended without the
serious trouble anticipated, not a sin
gle casualty having resulted.
BreoklnridgVs Blstr-ln.Lw Thanks the
Lexington. Ky., Sept 19 Mrs. F.
K. Hnnt, tbe venerable president ot
the Women's Antl-Breoklnridge asso
ciation of Lexington, has rsoelved a
letter from Miss Mary Desha, sister-in-law
of Colonel Breckinridge, now re
siding in Washington, from which the
following sxtraot is taken:
"I will probably never see you again
on this esrth, and I waut to tell you
how muoh I thank you for what you
have done in defeating tbe man who
has disgraced tbe Ashland district.
You, at home, can hardly realize bow
we have felt here. There was univer
sal rejoicing this morning when the re
sult was known."
Two Louisiana White Cappers Ambushtd
and Killed by Negroes.
New Orleans, Ls., Sept. 19.-A
shooting affray was reported from near
Abbeville in the Vermillion parish
Sunday night, in whioh two regulators
lost their lives. For soms past a party
of regulators have been regulating and
terrorizing negroes who wers obnox
lous to them.
Sheriff Lsblans bearing ot a con
templated raid oa a negro earned
Newton Jones tbat night, the sheriff,
witb a posse of deputies, lay in wait
When Dahomine and bis gang came in
sight, all armsd and masked, the depu
ties pounced on them suddenly and
saptnred the entire party, nine in
nnmber.. Iu the meanwhile Newton
Jones, tbe negro, hearing of their pro
posed visit, bad collected his friends
and lay in ambusb, not knowing that
tbe sheriff was also aftor tbem.
When the party was returning to
Abbeville, and about two miles from
the town, tbe negroes opeued fire on
tbem from ambush, firing only two
shots, but killing two of tbe regula
tors, Ronare and Shexnagdre by name,
and narrowly missing the sheriff. As
soon as the ambushers fonnd that it
was a sheriff's posse they fled. Blood
hounds were rnrocured, and tbe mur
derers will be tracked.
A New System of Type Measure
ment Is Recommended by
PliiLADELPHiA.Sept. 19. The United
Typotbeiiu of America whioh is in an
nual convention in this city, today
adopted a recommendation that tbe
time-honored system of measurement
of type by ems be displaced by a . new
method of measuring tbe actual letters
in the matter somposed. Tbe greater
part of tbe morning session was de
voted to consideration ot the above
topic, and also to the government print
ing of envelopes and the matter of in
surance of other's property while in
possession of the printer. ,
President McFetridge appointed
Joseph J. Little, of New York, Ames
Pettibone, of Chicago, and Harry P.
Pearse, ot Pittsbnrf. as. a committee on
government printing. : Part of the re
port of the committee on trade usages
were presented by William Eunis
Jones, of Richmond, Va. It recom
mended that the rules of the New York
Typothela) be adopted for tbe govern
ment of tbe national organization, and
also that tbe various local typotbettc
revise prises in accordance witb tbe
New York standard.
Tbe convention will eleot offiosrs on
Friday and a committee of eleven was
appointed to arrange for the election.
Tbe suuie committee was charged with
tbe duty of choosing a place for the
David Rameley, of St Paul, extend
ed to the delegates an invitation to hold
tbe next convention at Minneapolis
and St. Paul, and tbis was seconded by
R. Ennis, of St. Louis, and C. U.
Blaknley, of Chicago. T. L. Deviue
said be bad been authorized to extend
an invitation io behalf of New York,
but if any other city asked for it New
York would not be urged.
Subjects Considered br Them at the
Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 19. At this
afternoon's session of tbe Junior Order,
United Amerisan Mechanics, the fol
lowing recommendations ot tbe state
councillor were adopted: That the
committee on laws prepare a law on
the suhjsct of special deputies; that
the incoming offissrs appoint a com
mittee to consider the iquestion of per
dit-m and mileage ; tbat a reserve fund
be plucid at tbe disposal of the o IB ears
for cases of emergenoy; empowering
the incoming officers to print and dU
tribute 2,000 copies of the proceedings
in tbe Riverside and Gullltzen school
A vote of thanks was extended to tbe
various newspapers for their assistance
io the school cases.
Dr. Richards, of Ebenburg, pre
sented the 4tate board with a fine
crayon po trait of Tbuddeue Stevens
and recei' ed a vote of thanks,
A lengthy discussion ensued on
anonymous attacks in publications of
the order on prominent members and
they wore condemned.
. MoKeesport was chosen as the next
place of meeting.
But Be Was TT.iabU to Defeat Hanrahan
in the Fireman' Brotherhood.
Harrirburg, Pa., Sept 19. Grand
Muster Sargent and Vice Grand Master
Hanrahau were re-elected today by the
convention of Brotherhood of Losomo
tive Firemen, tbe former by asolama
tion, and the latter after an exciting
contest Sargent's friends tried hard
to defeat Hanrahan, beoause of the as
sistance be gave Eugene V. Debs in tbo
Pullman sympathy strike.
He wss re-elested on the second bal
lot Charles Wilson, of Easton, and
Charles W. Mater, of Parsons, were
aleotsd seoond and third vloe grand
Bepubllean Standard Bearers Seleoted at
Hartford, Conn,, Sept 19 At tbe
Republican state convention held here
today, the following ticket wss nomin
Governor, O. Vlneent Coffin; lieuten
ant governor, Lorrln A. Cook; secre
tary of state, Colonel William C.
Mowry; state .treasurer, -George W.
Hodge; comptroller, B. P. Meade.
THE DOWN POUR
Greatest Fall of Rain la the Last Four
IT IS AN EQUINOCTIAL STORM"
The Old September Theory Still
Seems to Hold Water Summer Is
Ended with an Old-Fashioned
Drenching Rain and Frosts of Au
tumn May Now Be Looked For.
The Atlantic Coast Region Is Thor
New York, Sept. 19.
THE present storm is a record
breaker, so fur as the amount of
water tbat has fallen is son
ernsd, the official record in
inches of rainfall during the past
twenty ei?ht hours being 3 35. Of this
amount 1.18 inobes fell between 8 and
10 o'clock today. This record for two
hours has never been equaled here of
recent years, except on Ang. 17, when
it was exceeded tbe fall on tbst duy
being 1.00 inches in oue hour, the high
The highest record of rainfnll In
twenty-four bnurs was en Sept. 23, 23.
1882, when 6.17 iuches fell. The next
highest was in Sept. 10, 17, 1890. with
5 17 inches, and the present record
Forecaster Dunn gives out the infor
mation that the general rain area ex
tended all along the .Atlantio coast,
from Florida to Massachusetts, and
that it rained inland as f:tr as the O.iio
Valley aud the lake regions. Through
out Georgia, he said, ths rainfall was
excessively heavy, 4.41 inches being
reported up to 9 o'clock today. That
whs at Athens. Ia Blackville, Allen
dale and Greenwood, all in the same
state, 2 40, 2 SG and 2 inches bad been
reported. The heaviest rainfall during
the night was 2 41 at Tampa, Fla.
There seems to be no need for tbe
expert opinlou of weather sharps as to
the clues of storm whioh has kept tbe
Atlantio coast drenahed for the past
tbirty-six hours, Any old timer rec
ognize the characteristics of tbe "line
storm" or, as we now more properly
spsak of it, tbe equinoctial precursor
ot autumn frosts aud tbe harbinger of
tbe change In seasons.
It has been many a day since such a
heavy preeipitation of rain has been
seen in-tbls city. Inside of an hour
nearly half an inch of rain fell. Tbe
showers ot tbe early day were tnolels
of their kind and did tbeir work well.
They washed tbe pavement with all of
the expedition of a trained corps of
street olsaners and in doing so gave to
New Yorkers a good sousing as they
went forth to their day's work.
What the storm lacked in wind anil
what the atmosphere laoked in chilli
ness, the nsual traits of a September
storm, were made up in showers. The
rain fell as if poured from huge
buokets. It came down in big drops,
which seemed too heavy to slant, but
came down in steady evsn lines.
In spite of the assertions ot eertaiu
wiseacres that the idea of an equinoc
tial storm is all a fallacy, the storm
was surely on band, and even if it is
only a coincidence it will strengthen
tbe old-fashioned theory.
ROCK ON THE RAILS.
An Italian Attempt to Wreck a Lhlgh
Buffalo, Sept. 19. A bold attempt
at train wrecking was frustrated nod
the bandit csptured last night by a Li
high Valley engineer. As passenger
train 148, Engineer Coiinerton, was
nenring Upton, fonr miles east of Ba
tavia, it jolted against some obstruc
tion wbicn nurly lifted the engine off
the track. Quickly stopping, tbe engi
neer ran back to find that some mis
creant bad rolled a huge boulder on tbe
Not far away na undersized man
could be seen scampering np the track,
whereupon Connorton gave chase and
overhauled him. The captive proved
to be nn Italian who gave tbe nutneof
Tony Rots, but made no explanation
why be put tbo rock on the rails. He
wss imprisoned in the baggage car,
and after the engineer bad finished bis
run be brought him bask to Buffalo
and turned him over to the police.
Tbis morning he will bo held for trial.
Lie savs he kuew it was payday on
the road and he wanted to rob the en
gineer. HURT IN THE TUNNEL.
Train Parted and the Conduotor Is la
' jurrd in ths Crash.
Late last night rumors were spread
in tbe city of an aocidonton the North
ern division of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Wostorn railroad, and s
telegraphio dlspatoh was received at
the depot stating tbat an aeoident had
occurred in the tunnel between Fac
toryvllla and Nicholson, caused by a
coal train breaking into two parts,
Traffic wss blooked owing to the arash
and tbe various passenger and freight
trains were considerably delayed.
The eondnctor of tbe train, Alvln W,
Ketcaum, was on tbe last car of the
front portion. The rear section of the
train smashed into tbe oar on wbiob he
was standing, injuring him seriously,
inoluding a serious fraoture of tbe arm.
He was brought to this oity aud taken
to his home on Chestnut street
FOR AN ATHLETIC PARK.
Syndloats Has Furohassd the Sorantoa
J. J. Williams, ot tbe Meroh ants'
and Mechanics' bank, is at the head of
a syndicate which bss completed ar
rangements for tbe purchase of tbe
Scran ton Driving park, the purchase
money being (35 000. James E. Gil
bert, or Gllbertville, N. Y., acted on
behalf of fbe late owners of the park,
which was tbe property ot the Gilbert
estate. Attorney H. B. Reynolds
aoted on behalf ot the syndicate.
The park, inoluding the race course,
comprises forty-two acres, and it is
probable tbat extensive alterations
will be made in the future management
ana objects of the purk so as to seeure
for Siranton a well organized recrea
tion ground and resort for athletia and
other sports of a more extensive nature
tuun Hitherto witnessed in Ecranton.
On Sept. 25, the Sat ot the Firemen's
The annnal Inspection of tbe police
department will be held Sept. 25 Tbe
date is a very happy selection, the foot
that the day will also witness tbe an
nual parade of the fire department.
Ths inspection proper will be held at
11 o'clock in the morning and in the
afternoon tbe entire force, exsepting
the few necessary for patrol duty will
parade with the fire department.
The fact that the scrutiny ot the
fore will b bsld on a day when thous
ands of critical strangers will be in
tbe sity is an eviduase of tbe faith of
Mayor Connell and Chief of Police
Simpson in tbe result of the inspection.
The preliminary inspection was held
during the summer. Since then the
force has inoreassd in numbers, has
had the benefit of weekly drills and
has been supplied with whatever ac
coutrements were lacking.
Mayor Connell, accompanied by
members of council and city officials,
will conduct tbe inspection at the
CHASE OF A HUSBAND.
Millionaire Byers the Victim of a Kid
napping Plot More Strange
Pitts bckq, Sept. 19. Mrs. E. M.
Byers, wife of the millionaire iron
manufacturer of tbis city, today filed s
sensational petition in court, asking
for tbe custody of her husband and bis
estate. A commissioner was appointed
to take testimony.
Mrs. Byers in her petition tells a
moat astounding story. She says she
has been married twenty-two years.
About two years ago B. Shields, an
employe of A. M. Byers, ber brother-in-law,
kidnapped ber busbaud aud
took him to Chicago, where be was
placed in custody of Dr. L W. Tall
man, who took Byers to Duluth and
then to St. Panl, where he was plaoed
in a hotel under the charge of Eva
Diltz, a trained nurse.
Mrs. Byers located her husband on
Aug. 29, 1893. The party returned
with her to Chicago. Here, she al
leges, morphine was surreptitiously
administered to her by Dr. Tallman,
and while she waji unconscious ber
husband was again carried off, taken
from place to place, generally outside
of the United States, covering alto
gether about 40,000 miles.
Mrs. Byers spent thousands ot dol
lars searching for her husband, and
finally located him in Japan. She sent
her agent, Samuel Boyd,' for ber bus
band, ami they returned to San Fran
cisco. Here they were met by Dr. Tall
man, who endeavored to regain posses
sion of Byers.
Finally, on July 30, 1694, an agree
ment was signed by all thn interested
parties to the effect tbat Byers should
return to Pittsburg without any in
terference in tbe custody of Boyd. At
St. Joseph Byers was taken from the
train on a writ ot habeas corpus, but
at the bouring was remanded into
Boyd's custody. A few hours later,
Mrs Byers alleges, N. B. Shields,
Peter L. Kennedy. JobB Davis and
Dr. Tallman again kidnapped Byers and
took him to Chicago, where trace of
him was lest A few days ago Mrs.
Byers found ber husbund in the Penn
tylnania Hospital tor the Insane 1 1
Philadelphia. He is now under Inr
MECHANICAL DRAWING FREE.
Class Under CompiUnt Instructors
VJIH Eesln at th T. JC. O. A.
Ths Young Men's Christian Associa
tion has for five years conducted a
very successful class in mechanical
drawing, and will this year have three
competent instructors. A feature ot
this work is its practical nature; the
teachirs are all practical draughtsmen
nd are undor the direction of H. . W.
Rowley, of the Dickson Manufactur
Young men looking for promotion in
rueehanie.il lines can avail themselves
of this opportunity to improve tbeir
knowledge ot this line of work. Clauses
will begin Thursday evening, Sopt. 27.
All inquiries should be made atones i.t
thn Young Men's Christian Association
INSURANCE ADJUSTERS HERE.
Lackawanna Avsnu Fir Losses to Be
Many insurance adjusters have been
in the city for two days past in conse
quence ot the recent Lackawanna ave
Tbey met at the Wyoming House in
soveral important sessions, bufcno fiml
ndjtittment of tbe losses can be made
CHOLERA IN PRUSSIA.
The Braadsd DIssas Steadily Gaining
Berlin, Ssot. 19, For the week end
ing Sept 17 in East Prussia there were
twenty-eight new cases of ebolera and
nine deaths from that disease. Iu tbe
Elbe district oue new case of cholera
was roported and one case of that dis
ease was announced at Unssa-Nassau.
In the Rhine district two new cases
ot cholera and two deaths were re
ported, and In Silesia there were fifty
rour new cases and twenty-tbree
Beoord Again Lowered
Galxshckq, 111, Sept 19. The Gales
burg truck bold the world's record for
trotting, Alix clipping a quarter ot a sec
ond of ber record here this afternoon
going the mile in 2.0
I RAIN I Washinotoh, Sept 19. Fore
I I oast for tatttrn Vmtijfania"
I , ' rain in th early morning, fol'
lowed by fair, probabty slifihtly'
cooler, variable winds, becoming nurlA-uij(,
Fall and Winter
BH BER WEAR
We Lave uow onea the most
complete stock of Underwear and
Ilosiory for Ladies, Gentlemcu
and Children ever shown ia thU
We mention a few specials:
The Stattgartea Sanitary Wool
In Vests, Pants and Com
The "Wright" Hsalth Untaar
Special drive iu GENTS' NAT
URAL WOOL and CAMEL'S
Ladies' Swiss Ribbed
In Silk, Silk and Wool and
Cashmere, Black, White and
We call special attention to ov
Ladies' Eyptiaa Vest3
and Pants at
25 and 50c. Each.
The Best for the Money Ever Offered.
And Ladies' Combination Suits.
Our special at 1, 1.25
and 1.50 np.
Full line of Children's Goods, in
Scarlet, White and Natural
Wool, Vests, Pants ajd
51Q and 512 Lackawanna Aye.
Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 4GB.
Lewis, Reillf & Davies
Ton know how that llvoly. enerreUc boy of
ynnr's knocks out bis shore. We've been
thinking of him providing for him aa4 his
destructive energy. We have regular wear
defying sho from 50c. upward.
Lewis, Fieilly & Mi
114 WYOMING AVENUE.
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
is needed you are promptly
told bo. We also guarantee
a perfect fit.
8 Spruce Street.