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SCRANTON. PA.. WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 26, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPT.
THE T'JfAS. A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY 'OTHER MORNING PAPER
Monster Meeting Addressed by Ex-President
Harrison and Govornor MeKinley.
THE INDIANA CAMPAIGN OPENED
The Two Giant Statesmen Appear at
the Initial Meeting of the Republi
can Campaign In Indiana and Elec
trify Their Hearers Eloquence,
Wit and Sarcasm Combined in
Their Remarks A Few Points Re
garding the Passage of Tariff Re
Indianapolis, Sept. 23.
THE prospective candidates for tbe
Republican nominations to the
bighest office In the gift of the
American people eat side by side
on tbe platform of Tomlinson ball this
afternoon and vied with each otber for
the plaudits of one of tbe most notable
assemblages in tbe history of the Hoos
It was a few minntes after 1 o'clock
when, amid a rent of applause, ex
President Harrison and Governor Me
Kinley. arm in arm, appeared upon the
platform with tbe state committee as
escort. No time was lost in prelimin
aries. Benjamin Harrison, as tbe pre
siding officer of tbe day, advanced to
tbe footlights. He was greeted with
applause loud and long continned,
MR. HARRISON'S EEMARK8
Onr Democratic friends have passed a
tariff bill that is approved so far as I can
learn by only six Democratic senators
and nobody else. (Laughter.) We hear
of tbe little coterie of senators whose
names I conld not mention perhapi for
they have not been well identified, but
their number has generally been fixed at a
round half dosen who decided what the
tariff bill shoald be and they
are pleased with it and nobody
else. (Applause.) Mr. Cleveland has
repudiated It and has declared that
is involves perfidy and dishonor, that
it was shamef ul in its character and in the
influences that produced it; that he would
not even pnt nis name to it. That all of
the leading Democratic papers in the coun
try have condemned it, both of tbe old
stalwart variety and of the mugwunp
variety. The Democratio chairman of the
ways and means committee has condemned
it and the entire Democratio majority in
the honse of representatives.
Now that is a great misfortune. It is a
misfortune that the Democratic party was
not able to evolve a tariff bill that that
psrty would accent as a settlement of tbe
tariff question. But it is not accepted as
. a settlement. In the very nature of things
a bill thus passed and thus characterised
cannot be a settlement, and already we
have tbe proclamation from Mr. Cleve
land and from Mr. Wilson that this is ouly
the beginning of the crusade against
American industries, that tbe war is to go
on. JN o w tbat is a great misfortune.
REMEDY FOR EXISTING IVILS,
If we could orove by our Democratio
friends that we were in the bottom of the
well, darlt and damp and dismal, we
would have begun to look up and see
whether we could not find some star of
hope, we would have begun to anoint onr
bruises and try to build some scaffold by
which we might try to climb out. But we
are told that there are jrrsater depths yet
in store for us. And so this country is to be
held in a state of suspense
upon this question. It can be
ended in just one way and that
is by an overwhelming Republican vic
tory in November. (Great applause.)
When New York elves Levi P. Morton
75,000 majority and Indiana ber state tic
ket 25.000 (applause), and Illinois and
those states that have wavered fail again
into the line, and tbe next congress is Re
publican, then there will be an assurance
tnat we nave lonod tbe end of this dlsas
trous condition. (Cheers.)
In concluding the ex-president In
troduced Governor MeKinley who, be
aaid, honoring himself, bis state and
hissountry. has battled for his tW.
and done conspicuous service in high
legislative and exeeutive places.
, GOVERNOR M'KINLEY'S SPEECH.
When Governor McKloley stepped
to tbe footlights the applause was loud
and long continued. In the midst of
tumult Governor MeKinley com
In November, 1693. a Republican na
tional administration,, able and efficient
and patriotic, which had managed tbe
government with exceptional zeal and
ability for nearly four years, at tbe head
or whicn was one 01 our greatest presi
dents, the illustrious citizen from Indiana
applause he who presides over this meet-
inn was. bv the voice of the American
people, voted ont of power. Those who
assitted in that decree and those who were
opposed to it have been regretful and un
happy ever since. Applause and laugh
ter. In obedience to that decree tbe
Democratic party has been in supreme
control of the eovornment for nearly nine
teen months, and for tbe greatest part of
mat time it nas been engaged in trying
to revise the tariff.
It must have been apparent even to
congress that Ion a before it had concluded
the consideration of the subject, tbe people
bad already revised their opinions and
were filled witb anxiety to pans judgment
upon the work. It did not take tbe people
of this country as long to revise their
views as it took tbe Democratio party to
- . i ia .T .
revise turn wiu. luiuKmer).
HOW THE TARIFF BILL WAS PASSED.
The speaker eontlnusd by narrating
tbe history of the Gorman-Brlee bill
and of its final adoption, and In sten
torian tones proceeded :
QftnatAV .TttiM tf A rVanaaa 4sO1 4m. a,
how it was done. He bald to teveral sen
kora who were not pledged and wbo rtv
Eased to bo bound by party caucus: "What
So you want, what is your prioe or vot-
KM f. h(a hlllV What m Oaiii ronnlro.
meut that I mar put you down among the
tbirty-tbree senators necewary for the
or in 18 uuir name your con
He did not nut the on pa
ls for the beat intereBte
tk. tMnw 71a Af tint Aolr rria. fa
for tbe best interests of tbe watfe earn era?1
Ha ma nnt uk 'What la beitior the farm.
Urn tUI WUUSIJI a.v " w mm
wm .r.,1 the trrifnltnrii.liMtV Hn did tint
Mk ' What would carry out tbe pledges and
purposes Ot tua veuiwinHU uv
asaea wo at mus w iud yuio v wo g.u
UUUVUUU , VDUSItUt ' sv
rote for eome sort of a
bill while tbe Drtnocratio party had
toe power, ana tn way me on
'as maae. inavoi -wm ougu. to vouuoma
'rna vaim nr innnnii wu not ut&aru in
.a ia1riirs rf hik hill ThraA aUtnntnra
dustrial law for 65,000.000 of people. And
l give notice nsrs snu uun, RyvMiug ivt
my fellow countrymen, that we do not
J V 1 - i -1 - . 1 n .1 .. i
propose tO DS DOUUU UJ wnmouuu maw iu
that way. . ...
In it any wonder tnat even air. Cleve
land should condemn it?
ITS INCONSISTENCIES. '
And in bis letter to Congressman Catch-
Inge bs declares tbere are provisions in
this bill tbat are not in the line of honest
tariff reform and it contains inconsisten
cies and crudities which ought not to ap
pear in tanu laws or laws or any Kino
while influences surrounded it in its lstor
stage and. interfered with its final con
struction which ought not to be recognized
or tolerated in Democratic reform coun
sels. And the presideut might well bave
added "nor auy other counsels." But
tliey were adopted, they were recognized,
they were tolerated; and tbe people of this
country are asked to spprove by their
votes what Mr, Cleveland himself so
Uuntinuinc Uov. MciUnley auotea
columns of statistics to sbow the effect
of the new tariff measure on domestic
industries and argued at length that
many of its clauses favored Canadian
agriculturists at tbe expense of their
Ameriosn brethren. Tbe sugar trust
nlso came in for considerable atten
When Gov. MeKinley resumed his
ssat the audience guve way to a torrent
of applause tbat continued for three
Then ex-President Harrison arose
and said: "I want ti propose that be
fore this great meeting breaks up we
manifest our appreciation of tbe foroi
ble, able and eonvinoing spesoh to
which we have listened and of its dis
tinguished author, by giving three
ronsing Hoosier obeers for Governor
The audience gave the ebeers vigor
ously and addsd a round of applause
for ths ex-president himself. For an
hour thereafter Governor MeKinley
stood on the stage and held an im
promptus reception. Afterward a big
procession escorted him back to his
MRS. PEARY AltKlVES.
Tbe Wife of the Areiio Explorer Wel
comed at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Sept 25. The members
of the second Peary expedition and tbe
auxiliary expedition sent out by the Geo
graphical society or tbo Philadelphia Acad
emy of Natural Sciences, arrived here this
afternoon on the steamer Falcon, which
sailed from Falcon harbor, Greenland, on
Aug. 20. All on board were well. Lieuten
ant R. E. Peary, H. J. Lee and Matthew
Uenson, a negro servant, remained at Fal
con harbor to complete their explorations
The arctic party was met off Chester in
the Delaware river by a tug boat whioh
left Philadelphia with a number of rela
tives of the explorers and members of the
geographical club on board, among the
latter Delng rrolewor Angelo Heilprlu,
who commanded the Peary relief expedi
tion In im.
When tbe tug steamed alongside tne
Falcon three cheers were heartily given,
snd the old whaler was saluted by three
shrieks from tbe tugs whistle. Members
of tbe welcoming party jumped on ths
f alcon, and alter numerous handshakings,
all made tbelr way to tbe after cabin, in
wnicb Mrs. r eary and ner infant daughter
were awaiting the visitors. Mrs. Peary
greeted eaob witb a smile and a hearty
handshake and after the baby had been
fondled until it was tired the visitors
examined the ship and petted the dogs
snd the H-year-old Esquimaux girl, whom
Mrs. Pearf brought from the arctic re
gions. The Peary baby Is named Marie
Abnitrbito Peary, and sbe was born at
Anniversary lodge, Peary's headquarters,
on Sept. 12, last year. She grew rapidly
and never was ill a duy until the ship
reached St. Johns, when the chsnge of
water and rood made ner Hi ror a short
time. The Esquimaux girl Ac-Ai-Ee-Ah is
the grand daugbter of Koolotonah, about
whom so much has been said in Dr. Eaye's
When tbe Faloon had docked, at Wash
ington street wharf, the members of the
party separated, Mrs. Peary going to her
nome in Washington.
Base Ball Crank i Wild Ov.r ths Wia
nlna of the Pennant.
Baltimore. Sept. 25. The base ball
fever reached its highest pitch today. To
night thousands V citizens are congrat
ulating tbemseiveind tneir neighDors on
tbe great worn or tne urioies and tbat tbe
pennant lor ltsiH is won.
Nearly 8.000 persons crowded into
Ford's opera house where the game
was DeiBg uescnoed in detail oy
telegraph. Tbe enthusiasm over the
Oriole vietorv ia indescribable. Rootari
from every walk in life joined the shout
ing. When the game was finished ex-
Postmaster Johnson appeared on tbe
stage, and amid loud applause presented
to Treasurer vonoernorst a oeautirui silk
pennant of Oriole colors inscribed "Cham
The Baltimore team will receive a great
ovation on its return home next ween.
Thousands will meet tbe boys at the depot
and escort them through tbe principal
streets to the Fifth regiment armory for a
puouc reception. A Danqnet win con
clude tne entertainment. '
SWALLOWED PARIS GREEN.
Haloids of Michael Brown, a Monroe
Itoteial to V Oeranton IWfcun.
Steoudsburo. Sept. 25. Michael Brown.
formerly residing about two and one-half
miles from this place, committed suicide
on juouaay morning by swallowing about
a quarter of a pound of Paris green. A
doctor was called who did all tbat could
be done for him, but he died about 5 a. m
He was 69 years old and leaves a wife and
several children who are prostratod with
Mr. Brown has bsen a sufferer for a
number of years sdd it Is believed tbat
the pain bad rendered him temporarily in
! WAFTED OVER THE SEAS.
Tbe liquidator of tbe affairs of the
Panama Canal company deolines to dis
close the amount of subscriptions to the
new issus of shares..
In conseanence of the discovery of glsr
ing frauds In tbe list of voters tbe French
government has dissolved the municipal
council at Toulouse.
The old Irish Fenians and Invinclbles
hsvs organized as the "Old Guard," and
call on all Irishmen to resist attempts to
lower tbe Irish Hag.
Two women are reported to have been
murdered In "Jack-tbe-Ripper" style at
innsprucK, capital of tbe Austrian Tyrol.
anuauotner woman is missing.
Colonel Colvills, administrator of
Uganda, is reported to be gatherlag the
remains of Etnin Pasha's Soudanese troops
ror a march on Bar-El-Q basal, on ths
Jiiie. . .. ,.
'At a moss meeting in Phanix nark. Dub
lin, presided over by the lord mayor, reso
lutions wsre adopted calling on the gov-
I eminent to release all Irish political prls-
Pulsion's Reform Councllmea Under tbe Glare
of tbe Calcium Lights.
DONNELLY IS FLATLY ACCUSED
Ex-County Commissioner Thomas
English Says the Leading Reformer
Had Worked Up a Silent Partner
ship with a Wilkes-Barre Man to
Bid on Street Paving, but the
Scheme Falls Through Disclosures
Before the Burgess.
.rcil to tht ticranton Tribunt.
PlTTSTON. Sept. 25.
THE investigation of the charges
of counollmanio rottenness in
connection with the street pav
ing contract was begun in the
town hall at 3 o'clock this afternoon
before a large audience. Tbe testi
mony was taken before H. A. Fuller,
of Wilkos-Barrs; Arnold Cohen,
stenographer, and . W. Stark, notary
of the public Couneilmen Donnelly,
Mangan and Met nrman. of tbe Barber
Asphalt company, were sworn. Mr.
Donnelly testified tbat Mr. Dun, of
Dun Bros., brick contractors, had
called on bim In July, before the com
mittee investigated paves, and made a
a proposition whereby he, Donnelly, by
voting on a bid to be presented
by them, could become a sil
ent partner of tbe firm and realize
about f'J.UUU. Un tbe junket witb an
offioer of tbe Mack company b was
told that if bis pavement were adopted
he would make It interesting to the
extent of $3,000. Had heard rumors
from certain councilman tbat he bad
fiCOO to distribute. Told him that if
ue did not keep away be would call a
policeman. Mangan, Kennedy and
Knowles had told bim tbat Townssnd
bad $4,000. Furman never offered him
any money. Have not heard of his
offering it to others.
Mr. Mangan emphatically denied
ever having told Tom English or Cap
tain J. r. t tannery tbat be bad seen
the amount of $12,000 in certified
checks in the possession of Mr. Far
man. If he did be meant those pre
sented with the bids to tbe eounoll as
an evidence of good faith on the part
of the company, admitted having ac
cepted an invitation from Deteotive
James O'Brien, of tbe Lehigh Valley
railroad, to visit tbe latter in Wilkes-
Uarre. upon atnvint there round
Councilman Henry ' Koowlee. Mr.
O'Brien wanted bim (Mangan) to get
members or council together. At an
other interview held in Curley's sa
loon in Pittston later be (Mangan) was
given to understand that the Hallow
wood block pave people were willing
to spend money.
Mr. Furmau denied point blank bar
ing ever offered, or suggested, either
direotly or indirectly, any money or
other consideration on condition that
bis company would be awarded tbe
oontraot, inia ended tbe testimony
for the day. The investigation will be
resumed tomorrow afternoon at 2
TOM ENCiLISH REPLIES,
Concerning the statements mado by
M. N. Donnelly while giving his testi
mony before tbe investigating com
mittee, rtti'Cting on tbe integrity or
ex County Commissioner Thomas En
glish, that gentloman last evening
This is all I know about the case: Tom
McCoovilL agent for the Mack Paving
company, told me that Ju. 14. Donnelly
gave bim (Ucconviin a letter to Will
O'Malley. of Wilkex-Barre. with the un
derstanding that O Alalley was to bid on
the contract for paving Main street. It
was alleged on the street tbat Donnelly
was to be a silent partner with O'Malley
Froviuing tne latter secured tne contract,
told Donnelly in his ofllce at Wilkes-
Barre that the above statements
were currently oirculated on tbe
streets. He denied it. Edward
Frey. the well known w likes-Barre
architect, was present at the time, snd
arter Donnelly's denial said: "Mr. En
glish's statement U tiue. I heard you
(Donnelly and O'Malley) make tbe agree
ment." After Mr. trey's remark Don
nelly admitted that be and O'Malley did
have such an agreement, but said .it was
before be (Donnelly) became councilman.
O'Malley did not bid on the pave, as com
plications arose wltu tbo Mack company
whioh forced the latter to drop the Don
nelly and O'Malley combination and take
up Dun Bros., oi sci anion.
Mr. English further stated that he
regards tbe voracious statements made
by Donnelly as an attempt to throw
mud on other citizens in order to screen
EUGENE KLEBERG'S MISFORTUNE.
He la Affl'oted with Trmpoiary Aberra
tion of Hind.
A temporary shadow has osst Itself
on the reason of Eugene Kleberg of
this city, who returned Thursday from
an European trip. Mr. Kleberg was
born In G-rmsny andeame to this eity
In 1888. His successful business career
as a crockery and glassware merchant
is so well known as to require no ref
Slnoe bis return it has bsen learned
that be was delayed a mouth on tbe
otber side through illness, but there is
no aeeount of auy serious trouble to bis
mind. At times be forgets himself and
hss a mania for removing jewelry from
those be meets. Last night, in com
Danv witb his his physician. Dr. O'Mal
ley, ne went to the play at the Acad
emy of Musio and appeared to be much
Dr. O'Malley does not think tbat Mr.
Kleberg will need to undergo treat
ment in an Institution. With rest and
qniet from business cares he is prom
lsed return to beaitn and reason.
OUTLOOK IN ILLINOIS.
Mr. Aldrioh Ezpeota a Gain of Three Con
B-reaaman la Cook County,
Washington. Bept. 25. Representative
Aldrioh, of Chicago, who is in Washington
on a brief visit and will start on his return
home tonight, eays tbat tbe Republicans
are In excellent shape for the campaign in
Illinois, and tbat tney win carry the state,
having a legislature and an inoreased num
ber of representatives in congress. He
thinks they will make a gain of three rep.
resentatives In Cook county.
The Populist, he says, are cutting a
little into both parties, but ths loss which
tbe Republicans sustain in this way will
be compensated for by votes which the
Democrats will give the Republican nom
Ths Court Asksd to Allow Oloott-Earls
Pailadklpuia. BeDt. 25. Attorney Sam
uel Dickson, on behalf of the receivers of
the Philadelphia and Reading railroad, this
morning presented to tiuage Lianas in the
United States circuit sonrt, the plan for
the reorganization of the concern.
The court was asksd to allow tbe com
mission of tbe Olcott-Earle reorganization
committee and to aoDrove the nlan.
Judge Dallas named Oct. 16 as the day for
hearing the matter in court,
EVERHARD. ABBOTT FIGHT.
Battle Tclar,d a Draw in
. Twenty-Fifth Roand.
.rsw Orleans. Bent. 25. At 0 o'olock
Griffo and Mickey Dunn gave a six-round
bout of scientific boxing which amused the
Jack Evsrbard arrived at tbe club at S
o'clock. He was in great form and his
muscles stood out like whip oorde. He
weighed IDS flat. Abbott did not reach
tbe club bouse till 8.20. lie stripped at
liUX and was in fine condition.
Abbott entered the ring at 9 o'clook
sharp and was quickly followed by Ever
hard and the gong rang for ths first ronnd
at 9 15.
The fight was declared a draw at the end
of twenty-fifth round.
Y. M. I. CONVENTION
Grand Convention of the Young Men's
Institute Formally Begun in
Special (o Hit Scranton lW6un.
Locisviixb. Sept. 25. The fifth grand
council of the Young Men's Institute of
tne Atlantic jurisdiction was bsgun in
this city today. Despite the action of the
executive board caused by the order from
uisnop ucciosKey directing an abandon
ment of the parade, tbere was a good deal
of marching in procession by members of
tne xoung Men's mstitnte.
Wbat will be the result of this defiance
of the bishop at tbe outcome of tbe con
vention Is a matter of interesting specula
Saturday night the bishop sent for a
committee to come before him as he had
something of importance to say. He
warned mem tnat u councils took part In
the Sunday parade that be woold use bis
innnence to bave them expellod from the
grand council. Bnt it was noticed that
tbere were about 200 members of tbe local
councils in tbe parade. Tbe bishop's ob
jections to the parade are because it was
fixed for Sunday.
The convention assembled in Music
hall. Tbe spacious auditorium was deco
rated with growing plants and evergreens
and about the walls were festoons of red,
woue ana oiue naming, -
Frank D. Lyon was the first sosaker. In
behalf ot the local counolls he welcomed
the visitors and then drifted into a lengthy
speech on the purposes of the organiza
tion. Otber spoakers weje J. J. Maher. of
Newport, T. E. Mackintepe and Rev. W.
B. Ryan, of Bellevue, Ky.
Yesterday's demonstration was but a
preliminary. The first business meeting nf
the delegates, 150 in all, was held tbis
morning. There was anothaj one in tbe
Tonight a big receotion was oiven at
Musio ball, and there was dancing and
merry making until the early hours of the
Tomorrow tbe convention will get down
to important buslnoss and finish its work.
Latest Btports Indicate That ths Disease
Is on the Wane.
Washington. D. C. Sept. 25. The state
department received this morning tbe fol
lowing cable irom tbe consul at Hamburg
relating to obolera; "Latest official sani
tary bulletin covering Sept. 11 to 17 re
ports 11 cases and 8 deaths in East Prussia,
13 cases and 5 deaths in Vistntu district.
West Prussia, and 4 cases and 1 death iu
the district ot tbe Nettie and Wartbe
banie bulletin covors eightb to f our
teenth, reports fifty-four cases and twenty-
four deaths In Silesia. Consul Opp re
ports lufection in tbe district of Uppeiu,
Silesia and in Viatutu and Nolza, and dis
ease apparently decreasing. (
ILLE0 t THE CARS.
Braktman Peter Binksr Is Horribly
Rvecial to the Scranton TWbune
Stroudsburg. Sept. 25. Peter Rinker,
ao,ed 30 years, a brakeman on tbe Wilkes
Barre and Eastern railroad, was killed at
T tbis morning at Pocono Summit. It is
supposed be tell between the cars and the
train passed over mm.
His injuries consisted or cbest crushed,
both arms broken, thigh broken and
crushed and leg broken below the knee.
ue leaves a wue ana two cunoren in
Secretary Herbert has decided to add
the Yorktown to tbe Aslatlo squadron.
General B. Anderson, secretary of the
American legation in ttraan, nas resigned.
A scheme to insure department clerks
one year's salary in case of dismissal has
neen projected in wasmngton.
From present indications there will be
an exoess of expenditures over receipts at
tbe treasury of at least $0,000,000 lor tbe
month of beptember.
PCLITICS WHITTLED DOWN.
Qeneral Eastings will speak In Lancas
ter Oct. 1. Governor MeKinley will spsak
there Out. 25,
Major John D. Woman, secretary of the
Democratic society, says tne Aitoona con
vention wjll bring 2.0U0 Democrats to that
Christopher L. Msgee expeots a (telega
tion of twenty-seven Pennsylvania Repub
licans in the next congress, with possibly
a olesn sweep.
Chairman Stranahan learns that "tbe
Democrats throughout the state are or
ganizing and determined to bring out
every vote, ue noes not go into uetsus.
A solid Republican congressional, sena
torial and assemaly delegation from Phila
delphia is almost certain. Republican
leaders say the majority in Philadelphia,
which they formerly put at 60,000, will be
Citv Solicitor Warwick, of Philadelphia.
ssys of bis tour with Hastings: "Every
meeting Is an inspiration., i was person
ally Introduced to old-line veteran Demo
crats, who tbis year will support ths Re
publioand demand of protection to Ameri
can industries. . I have never seeu any
thing like the feeling now In possession of
tbe voters e: tne state.-'
He Airs the Democratic Creeds at Saratoga
A FEW EXCUSES FOR THE TARIFF
The MeKinley Bill Declared to Be a
. Nefarious Measure, While the Brice
Gorman Creation Is Calculated to
Become a Boon to Suffering Man
kind Judge Gaynor Refuses to
Lead the Faltering Democratic Hosts
of the Empire State
Saratoga, Sept. 23.
THE telegram of Judge Gaynor set
ting forth his reasons for not
entering tbe race for the nomi
nation for governor has upset a
good many projects and prophecies. It
is received in various ways. At the
Kings county machine headquarters it
is accepted as final. At the headquar
ters of the anti-machine delegation
from Kings eounty only tbe fact that
the judge entered into an explanation
of bis withdrawal is regarded as an in
dication that, it the convention were
to show an uncommon desire for bis
nomination, he would oonseut to run
aa a matter ot duty.
At the Tammany headquarters no
question is raised or permitted as to
tbe finality of the judge's decision.
Comptroller Fitob, who, although not
a member of Tammany Hall, is a dele
gate under its auspices, and who has
been canvassing tbe situation amoDg
bis fellow delegates, feels very con
fident that Whitney will be the man
whom they will take up.
CONVENTION CALLED TO ORDER.
Toward noon it was decided to post
pone tbe hour of the meeting of the
state convention until 1 o'clock, and
tbe leaders remained in their rooms for
consultation. Tammany hss selected
Bourke Cockran and Mayor Gilroy to
reDresent them on tbe platform com
mittee, and it was almost a foregone
conclusion thtt ur. (Jookran would be
Iu the time between tbe adjournment
of the Unitarians and tbe convention
hour the hall bas been fixsd up so as
to form a welcome ror tne Democrats.
Two hnge floral pieces adorned the
front of the stage. One waB a placque
on an easel, the wora " welcome nil
ing tbe face ot the placque. The otber
was a floral ladder leading up to a star
and Inscribed "ixoeisior ' and. "Wei
In spite ot all this, the Gaynor boom
refuses to be wholly side-tracked. There
are many delegates who regard some
such man as to be an absolute neces
sity in tbe present exigenoy. and they
are for nominating bim anyhow. They
admit, however, that he bas dealt tbe
movement In bis favor a heavy blow
bybis telegram, as it has given the men
wbo were supporting mm merely ror
sbow, an opportunity to break away
without tbe appearance or going buck
upon tbelr first assertions.
Tbe ball tilled rapidly, the specta
tors' seats containing quite a number
of well-dressed womo. Upon the
stage were Miss Susan B. Anthony. Mrs.
Lillie Devereaux Blake and Mrs. Jean
Brooks Greenleaf, hearing an appeal
for woman sorxrage. Mrs. ureenleat
said just before tbe convention met
We are bere to appear before the
platform committee and urge tbe adop
tion of a plank for woman suffrage.'
Senator Murphy onlled the conven
tion to order at 1.14.
SENATOR HILL'S SPEECH.
Senator Hill was named for tempo
rary chairman. His address to tbe
convention embraced tbe following:
The nnterrifled Democracy of the Era
pire state assemble here today undis
mayed at the premature boasts and as
sumed confidence of, our adversaries. We
are not nnaocustomed to their annual and
moss-covered game of political bluff, al
though renewed tbis year with extraordi
nary vehemence and unblushing effron
tery. It vain boasts alone could bring
victory tneir oaiue is, luueea, won oerore
it is actually commenced ; but we beg to
remind tbem tbat tbere bos not been a
campaign in this state during the last
twelve years when tney did not assume in
August and September tbat they had car
ried it, .when in truth and in tact duriug
tnat wnoie periou, witn a single excep
tion, victory has perched upou our ban
ners on the first Tuesday ot November in
each year. We win onr victories on elec
tion days and not or exuberant braga
dociain convention halls.
The unexpected victory of our opponents
last fall bas turned tbelr heads aud rend
ered them arrogant and opinionated. They
tail to recau tne race mat tne total vote
polled was nearly 300,000 sheet of the full
vote of tbe state, a viotory which they
themselves did not anticipate and which
their surprised and astute leaders the next
day after election humorously attributed
to divine proviaeuoe and not to Kepubl i
can strengtb. With a united Democracy
aud a full vote, New York la still a Demo
cratic state, and if we are trne to ourselves
will this year resume her place in the
Our opponents by the vigorous beating
of bogus political tom-toms and tbe insis
tence upon petty and misleading local is
sues, seek to divert the pnblio attention
from the unenviable record which they
made during tbelr recent four years' con
trol ot the federal government. The peo
ple, however, have not forgotten the fact
that it was a Republican administration,
which in tbat ill-fated year of 1890 saddlod
tbe country with nnwlse and vicious
legislation which has since crippled its
prosperity, endangered its finances, and
augmented its public burdeus. The peo
ple remember tbat the Pherman silver
bullion purchase law was tbe product of
Republican statesmanship against the
enactment of which every Democratio
voted a measure fraught with injury to
the business interests of tbe country,based
unon no iust or sound principle of finance.
converting a constitutional money metal
Into a commodity, nasteuiug us to a single
ratber than a bimetallic standard, and
weakening our national credit at home
TBE TARIEF REFORM.
After condemning the MeKinley bill
tn some length the speaker exoused his
course in assisting in the shattering of
Wilson s dream as follows:
Never did a political party assnme the
responsibilities ot government under
greater embarrassments than did the
Demooratii party in March, V' under
such unfavorable and adverse circum
stances, with a slender majority in the
senate, with an unwieldy majority in the
honse, witb timidity to contend witb on
uun uauu, aim radicalism on tne otner;
With a COUntrV imnntinnt tnr nrntnnt. no
tion, with somewhat divided councils
among ourselves, it is not to ba wondered
at tbat tbe measure of revision whioh was
finally nasseil bv the Demoerntin mainritv
and which is now submitted to th iudir.
rueutof the countiy, does not in all re
spects meet tbe public expectations.
itnoui retraonug a single word which
uttered in the aen&ta in nrltiniam nf Hi
meaiure while engaged in tbe effort to
pm ioub in aau render it more acceptioie,
now tbat it has been passed and psrmit-
teu oj me preeiueut to become a law, it
must ba coiiftldnrml M A Vhnla taM
largely as a party measure and contrasted
with tbe MeKinley law, whose place it as
sumes on the statute books. Uninfluenced
by any personal disappointment or any
pride of opinion, I may be permitted to
speak of the measure as it is. "Nothing
extenuate, nor aught set down in malice."
Of its strictly tariff features, ' it may
truthfully be urged that it is a vast im-
jjiovowouv uvor iuo jucivimoy law, ana
will dflarlv flHmnnn.tra.tA its inna.in.ifv aa
time rolls on, and tbe business interests of
the country shall adjust themselves to its
A PANACEA FOR ALL WOE.
It is true tbat it does not embody the
full meaxure of tariff reform which many
of us desire and the country anticipated,
but nevertheless it is sate, moderate, rea
sonable. It is better than the MeKinley
tanu because it will not create a deficiency
in revenues of government. Neither will
it provide for an enormous and dangerous
surplus. It will not require an istue of
government bonds to bolster up its fail
ures of revenue and to preveut business
depression. It recognizes in part at least,
tne uemooratio doctrine or iree raw ma
terials and in response to an over
whelming public sentiment has an
proprlutolp provided for free wool, free
lumber, and free salt It bas largely in
creased the free list in otber directions.
it nas reouued tbe duty on coal and iron
nearly 50 per cent. The general average
reduction from the MeKinley rates is
nearly o i-3 per cent. The reductions
were not deemed nnreasonable, extreme,
nor unjustifiable. They are so fair and
moderate that no manufacturer in the
country has any excuse whatever for re
ducing the woges of his employes. It
uianuiacturers assume to Qo it, they must
furnish some otber reason or pretence than
me present moderate new tanu law.
it may be safely asserted that the new
law win not cripple nor embarrass n
gle industry iu the land, nor throw Oy ot
employment a single workingman. nor
nndnly stimulate over-production on the
one nana, nor exorbitant importations on
tne otner. it win not be prohibitory in
its effect nor exclusively comoetitive. bnt
with some important raw materials made
Iree, and with a general moderate reduc
tion along the whole line, business condi
tions will surely improve, our citizens will
De relieved irom unnecessary taxation,
prosperity will dawn upon us once more.
and tbe general conservative tariff revi
sion oi lfc'J4 will become more aud more
acceptable to tbe people.
At tbe close of Senator Hill s speech
tne convention adjourned until noon
AGAIN READY FOR BUSINESS.,.
M. Norton, the Book Seller, Has Re
ceived HI New Stock.
M. Norton, the book and stationery
dealer, who was burned out in the re
cent Lackawanna avenue fire, has re
ceived his new stock and .will this
morning re-open for business in his
new store in the old Republican build
ing, on Wyoming avenue, under the
Uas and Water company s office.
ibis store room was formerly oc
cupied by J. D. Williams & Bros., oon-
rectioners, as a branch store, but Mr'
Norton now makes use of the entire
PRIMARIES A FIZZLE.
No Bepcnsa to the CaU Iesusd by Henry
Henry C. Hatton's call for Republi
can primaries in tbe First legislative
distriot yesterday afternoon was ig
nored an along tne line.
The primaries wsre a complete fizzle.
CONDENSED STATE TOPICS.
Burglars raided tbe Pennsylvania Rail
road station at Catawisaa Sunday night.
A shifting engine at Columbia yesterday
decapitated Car Inspector John Stnard.
A jury at Media vesterdav Bcnnittad
Georjre Sbeatz, wbo was tried for shoot-
ing fisbWarken John Adams, of Now
Catholio temperance societies of the
Schuylkill valley organized yesterday at
Allentown with Junes J. McUee, of tbat
Of 4S7 publio school teachers in Berks
county, 40U yesterday attended tbe open
ing sessious oi tne county Institute st
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Sclmcffer does not take kindly to tne
proposition to have military drills in lb a
Three thousand shirt makers, mostly
women, are on strike iu New York oity.
Some sixty clerks in the Chicago post
owes nave reoeivea notice or uismissai ar
Major Bowen Moore. Deneion claims
cent, hss been convicted at Buffalo, N.
V., for collecting illegal fees.
It took three audience rooms to accom
modate the crowd which turned ont on
Sunday to attend tbe anti-gambling mass
meeting In Chiosgo.
Gunroom Steward Reece, ot the British
man-of-war Royai Arthur, lying at Vic
tory, B. C, was killed by the accidental
discharge of a gnn.
Walker Rollins, a prominent lumberman
of Wayne county, West Virginia, was shot
and killed by his brother, William, wbo
lied to Kentucky.
Desha Breckinridge did not meet Judge
Einkald in Lexington as agreed upon, end
tbe latter claims tbat tbe young man bas
forfeited his challenge.
With an old musket which he didn't
know was loaded, John Bend killed baby
Charles Ziegeihoefer aud dangerously
wounded his mother at a christening at
Patapeco Neck, Maryland,
The stone-laden schooner Colonel Cook,
whioh thirty-four years ngo ran into aud
sank the excursion steamer Lady Elgin,
causing tbe loss ot 800 lives, bas been
abandoned in Lake Erie iu a sinking con
dition. Deputy Marshal Alexander Campbell
left Columbus, U.t two weeks ago with
Albert Heed, a defaulting postmaster, to
be delivered at Boise City, Ida., since
whioh time nothing has been heard of
Washington. Sept 25. Fort
east for Wtdnttdaii: i or tattern
iVnnu(vaniu: OtmrMv fear.
Fall and Winter
We have now onen the moat
complete stock of Underwear and
Hosiery for Ladies, Gentlemen
and Children ever shown in this
We mention a few specials:
The Stuttgarten Sanitary Wool
In Vests. Pants and Com
The "Wright" Health Underwear
Special drive in GENTS' NAT
URAL WOO Land CAMEL'S
Ladies' Swiss Riibed
In Silk, Silk and Wool and
Cashmere, Black, White and
Wo call special attention to our
Ladies' Egyptian Vests
and Pants at
25 and 50c' Each.
The Best for tbe Money Ever Offered.
And Ladies' Combination Suits.
Our special at 1, $1.25
t and 1.50 up.
Full line of Children's Goods, in
Scarlet, White and Natural
Wool, Vests, Pants and
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
-. Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 4CB.
Lewis, Reillv & Davies
Ton know bow tbat Hrety, enereetle bor ot
Jour's, knocki oat bis sboea. We've bean
thinking or him providing (or him and his
dentrucuve energy. We have a-roguitr wear
defying shoe from 50a. trpwvd.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
J 14 WYOMING! AVENUE.
s4 A7prMintr PrACpnfc
Pine line of DOKFLINGER'S
MCH CUT GLASS just re
ceived. Alio, a fine line of
CIILNA, BANQUET LAMPS
7408 Spruce Street
W. J, WEICHEL, Jeweler, f
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