The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 28, 1894, Image 1

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South Side
West Side
Appears on
News on
Providence Snl
In the Northwast Colliery of Simpson &
Fatal and Horrible Embrace Cam
Without Warning and Cut Off the
Only Hope of Escape The Fall I
Ten Feet Wide, Six Feet High and
, Extends Sixty Feet Along the Gang
way to Within Forty Feet of the Fac
ing The Presence of Superin
tendent Crawford, H. P. Simpson, a
Corps of the Company's Engineers
and Many Willing Miners Availed
Nothing Toward the Release of the
Irom a Staff Conetmondcnt.
Cakisondale, Pm.. Sept.
THE lives of tour man, two miners
and two laborers, were wit boat
warning crushed 'out la the
Northwest colliery of Simpson &
watkins, at Simpson, three miles
above tbis city, at 3 o'clock this after
Tbeir mangled remains, as near as
can be ascertained, lie beneath a fall
of rock whieb is ten feet wide, six feet
high, and extends for tit least sixty feet
iu tbe gangwny off from the third
slope of tbe mine.
Superintendent Crawford at Scran
ton was immediately notified of the
catastroDbe and came hara at nnr
Harry P. Simpson with three of tbe
company a engineers ana a ieibune
reporter arrived on the train leaving
fccranton at 7. 20 o clock. Investigation
uy wine i oreman White and Snuerin
tendent Crawford, however, showed
that not even a remote possibility re
mained of findincr tbe men alive, and
after seaintr that n. fnrrn nt imantt?
miners had been set at work clearing
iLe gangway tne htrDton party re
turned shortly before midnight.
The killed are:
VriLLiAH B. Mitchell, Englishman,
miner, aged 43 years, leaves a wife and
six children.
John J. Fanning, Irish-Welshman,
uimer, brou 1J years, single.
Andhkw Clai'koskv, Hungarian, laborer,
flCroH UK VMM ainnla
Geokue',Barey, Hungarian, laborer, aged
Tng Wilts, a driver, was tbe only
witness of tbe horror, and bis escape
seems almost miraculous, lie was sit
ting alongside tbe track waitinz for a
car to be loaded by the ill fated men,
when, without warning, the roof of
the gangway fell with a deafening
crasu wiiuin mree leet ot mm.
Without baiting, he ran to tbe head
of the slope, followed by a track layer
and two miners who were working" in
the VicinitV and cravx tha alarm
Mine Foreman White descended to
tne scone ot tbe accident which is
about 150 feet beneath, the sarface.Two
miners accompanied the foreman and
tbe trio pounded on the fallen rock and
bouted, but received no answer.
The ill-fated men had been robbing
on the last breast and were taking a
skip off the last pillar next to the north
line between the Simpson & Watkins
and tbe Delaware and Hudson hold
ings. The outside ot tbe fall is 100 feet
from tbe facing and is supposed to ex
tend about 60 feet, leaviug only 40 feet
of the gangway open np to the facing.
Mine Foreman White thought there
might be a possibility of tbe men being
alive back of the fall near the facing
and with 40 feet of open space and air
along the gangway in which they
might live for a considerable period.
When no response came to white's
signals he formed the conclusion that
the awful crash ocenred in a few
ecouds of time and caught tbe four
wretches in a sndden embrace of ter
rible death.
Possibly tbey were aware of their
danger and dropping their tools had
started on a mad but tardy race for
life. , At tbe outside end of the full the
gangway is 10 feet wide hat had been
widened to possibly 12 or 10 feet where
the men had been working on the pil
H. P, Simpson, three of the com
pany's engineers and The Tiubuke re
porter, under guidance or two miners,
entered tbe mouth of tbe upper slope at
9.15 o'clock tonight Superintendent
Crawford wns met on tbe second lift
nd returned with tbe party to the
gangway off the third slope in what is
known as the Upper Carbondale vein.
The air was heavy and laden with the
moke of over a score of miners'
lamps. Timbers laid strewn about und
the din of hatchet and saw was un
ceasing in tbe men's vigorous work of
preparing props and the timber work
necessary to support tbe roof prepara
tory to getting out the fill 0f rock.
The miners were In ignorance of tbe
hopeless fate of their fellows and eyed
tbe surveying intmments and maps of
tbe engineers with glances almost
skin to tenderness, thinking perhaps
thai these articles were tbe key to tbe
delivery of four imprisoned unfortu
nates, who really lie mashed beyond
all hope of recognition beneath 300
tons of solid rock.
About six feet above tbe fall appears
a narrow seam of coal, possibly three
inches thiek. Tbe rook which fell be
tween this seam and tbe vein is wbat
is known as a sand slate or fire clay. A
slant had possibly been nncovered and
tbe crash followed. Judging from
practical mining indications it will oc
eopy five or six days to remove tbe
mass. It is not improbable that tbe
four bodies will be reached iu less than
that time.
As soon as Mr. Crawford learned of
the accident he .wired , Mine Inspector
Roderick, of the Second district, who
was engaged on business at Wilkes -Barre.
He reached Csrbondale at 10.80
o'clock this evening- Tbe news of the
disaster is not generally known here
owing to the festivities and crowds in
cident to the breinen s parade.
A. T. K.
Tropical Qale Ii Met by a
from Nova Scotia
Washington. D. C. Sent. 27 There
is a conflict between two atmospheric
roroes mat nas operated to retard some
what the advance of the West Indies
hurricane, and the conflict between the
elements and the telegraph companies
cas resulted so disastrously to tbe lat
ter that it is diflieult for tbe weather
bureau to get accurate information
from the vioinity of the storm center,
For two days it "High" has been lin
(taring over Nova Scotia, and when
yesterday's reports were made up tbe
indications were that this "high" act
ins, as it does like a barrier to the for
ward movement of the southern storm.
would pass off and leave an undisputed
field to this product of tbe tropical
seas. w lien this morning s report, bow
ever, reached the weather was
fontid that this Nova Scotia condition
bad remuined absolutely stationary and
nntn tuat begins to move tbe southern
storm cannot mnke much headway
north. At noon the steady fall of the
barometer indicated that this disagree
able visitor had begun to stir itsolf
afresh, so that by midnight the country
in tbe vicinity of Wusbiugton and
Baltimore will feel its presence and
New York and tbe Long Island shore
be in its embrace by Friday morning.
btorm signals are Hying from Jack
Bonville to Boston.
Savannah, Ga. Sept. 27. The storm
has blown over and very little damage
has been done. No report? of loss of
life from the saa islands have been re
ceived, although crops uro dmaued.
Chaiileston. S. C. Sent. 27. Iu the
middle and coast region points the
West India cyclone has done consider
able damage to corn and cotton, very
serious damage to rice, but no loss of
Fort Monuoe, Va., Sept. 27. The
storm is very severe nere. it carried
away a part of the breakwater and walk
in front of the llygeia and a lurire lo
or docking from the main wharf.
The Wife Murderer is Acquitted on
the Ground of Insanity by
the Jury.
Media, Pa.. Sept. 27 The trial of
Professor S. C. Sbortlidge, for tbe mur
ler or tils wire, was resumed this
morning. Tbe defense was begun to
show its side of tbe case and as the
fact of tbe shooting is not in dispute.
tbe trial has resolved itself into a con
test between the medical men.
Those associated with the professor
in business and social life have been
called to show that his peculiar actions
and general demeauor prior to tbe
tragedy, convinced tbem that he was
of unsound mind. Most of those who
testified today were physicians who
examined him dnring his illness and in
Dr. W. T. Dickson, who was called
in to examine tbe prisoner on Jan. 10
to determine whotber or not he whs in
sane, testified that he found him lying
on tne iioor partly dressed and in a
demented condition of mind.
Dr. D. W. Jefferis, one of the com
mission appointed oy tne court to
examine tbe prisoner, Dr. J. L. For-
wood and Dr. Mills, of Philadelphia.
also testified. The former found the
defendant with dilated eyes und pulse
iuu, iiis arteries were iik tuoso or nu
aged man and be was suffering with
melancholia a form of insanity.
Dr. D. D. Richardson, in chnrge of
the male department nt the Norris
town Insane asylum, gave a detailed
statement of the patient's condition
when he arrived and while confined at
tbe Institution, the substance of which
was that Professor shortlidae was in
sane at the time of the shooting and
when admitted to tbe asylum.
Tbe testimony of tbe defense closed.
tho commonwealth presented its ex
perts on insanity. Dr. Chapin, of
Philadelphia, did not think it had beon
established thut Shortlidge was insane.
Ills condition heretofore was of a man
greatly depressed. He did not believe
that the professor had a delusion, He
oeltevsd he bad a knowledge of his acts
and was not legally insane, or entirely
irresponsible for what he did. His
condition, he thought, when he saw
him, might have been caused by tbe
excessive use of cocaine or some other
Dr. F. X. Dercnm. specialist on norv-
ous and mental diseases, testified simi
larly to Dr. Cbapin. He examined
Professor Sbortlidge. from wbat he
saw of him and bad heard he gave it
as nis opinion mat ne was not mentally
irresponsible at the time of tbe killing
upon tne conclusion of the testimony
the district attorney defined the posi
tion of tbe commonwealth and was
followed by counsel for tbe defence.
After a brief charge by Judge Clayton
the oase was given to the jury. After
being closeted about an hour and
a half tbe jury returned a verdiot of
not guilty by reasou of insanity. Pro
fessor Sbortlidge was heartily congra
tulated by friends who crowded
around bim. He was remanded to 'lie
JNorristown asylum until cured or re
leased by death.
Mill Creek Child Murderer Guilty in
Second Degree.
Wilkcs-Barme. Pa. , Sept. 27. The
ury in tbe ease of John McCoolick.
who was on trial since Monday last
for the murder of a child at Mill
Creek in March last, returned a ver
dict this afternoon of murder iu tbe
sseond degree.
lhe trial was protracted and at
tracted muoh attention owing to the
peeuliur circumstances oonnected with
the case. Tbe extreme penalty is
twelve years. The general opinion is
he sbonld have been fouud guilty of
murder in the first degree.
A gang of robbnm whn hn
Sharon for months was jailed.
Brakeinan Peter Rinker. of Ktrouds.
burg, was killed bv a Vtil.--Tt,-r md
Eastern train.
After a Chase of Thirteen Years the Fugl
tive is Run to tbe Earth.
Captain Henry Howgate, of Washing
ton, Who Owes the Government
$370,000, and Who Disappeared
Thirteen Years Ago, is Captured
by Detective Drummond Now
Broken Down Old Man Is Held in
?20,OCO Bail.
New York, Sept. 27.
u formerly cnief of the weather
II 11 bureau in Washington, and who
z has been a fugitive from justice
since tbe winter of 1881, was arrested
today in this city by Detective A. L.
Drummond, acting for J. Sterling Mor
ton, secretary of agriculture, at Wash
Howgate wos not only chief but dis
bursing officer of tbe weather bureuu.
His embezzlements, forgeries mi l lar
renies, it is alleged, aggregated &170,-
000 at least. He was un ofQicor of the
regular army and being a gonial, whole
souled man bad hosts of friends. There
are no. less than seven indiotinents
hanging over him, each containing a
number of counts. Tbe offences charged
are alleged to have been committed for
severul years previous to 1830 when the
indictments wr foun 1.
Captain Howgate when arrested in
1SX1 asked permission to go into an in
ner room in the weather bureau's de
partments. He disappeared and has
oot since been seen, lie wus known to
have left Washington with u pretty
young woman not bis wife. II had a
family at that tiw. The woman with
whom he 11 h! bus since left him.
Howgate was when ho fbl from
Washington an nctive hluck-liaired
mun in the prime of life. He is now CO
years old, bent and broken, witb gray
hair and beard.
TuouL'h tbe United States officers
have been bunting all over the United
States for bim be bns been living
quietly here In Nsw York city as n
dealer in second hand books. His placo
of business was No. 80 Fourth avenue in
a biiHement. II J has hud cards printed
bearing the name of "Hurry Williams"
and ty that name he has for years
been known to the book trade of this
Detective Drummond. who lor many
years was in tne united Mute secret
service, has been iu correspondence for
a long time with Attorney General
Oluey with reference to the hunt for
Howgate. Drummond even travelled
as far as Seattle and other cities on tbe
Pacific coast to find the fnzitive. In
1887 Drummond learned thut How
gute's daughter lived iu Newburyport,
Mass , and be went there and lived
veral months in the hopo thut How-
gato would visit bis daughter.
Four months ago Urummond learned
that Howgate was in the book busi
ness in this city or Brooklyn. A Bvsto-
matlo hunt of ull the book stores iu the
two cities was made.
A week iijm Drnnrnond adopted the
plan of huuiiting book sales auction
rooms. It wns a happy thought. A
clerk from tho war dvparlm a t in
Wasbingtou, who know Howjale, m ido
the rounds of the book Miction rooms
every day. On Monday the clerk saw
him enter uu auction room on Broad
way near Tenth street. '1 he c l.-r tc was
not certain, however, as Howatu had
changed, from a man weiL'hlng upwards
of l'JO pounds, he hud grown lo be u
urieu uu om man or m.j pounds, rue
cleric went agniu to the book sales on
Monday and entered into conversation
with Iluwgute. From bis manner of
speaking tho clerk was certain that he
stood before the fugitive at last.
Drummoud took the midnight train
for Washington on Tuesday und yes
terday got a bonch warrant and re
turned tbis morning. When Howgut"
was arrested he remarked quietly: "I
know when I am tieaten." Howgate
was taken before United States Com
missioner Alexander uud arraigned on
two indictments on tbe noun mil charge,
made iu the Washington indictments
in 1S79 and held in $20,000 hail.
Howgate admit ted las ideality and
said be could not give biil and he was
tuken to Ludlow street jail pending ad
vices from Washington.
Washington, Sept. 27. Captain
Henry Howgate, who was arrested in
New York today, was, up to the time
of bis disappearance fitU'eii years ago,
a well known man in this city. Ho
was a volunteer officer during the war
and after the volunteer uriay was dis
banded was appointed a lieutenant in
tbe regular army and assigned to duly
in the signal corps, to which was giv
en tbe duty of organizing the weather
General A. J. Meyer was in charge
of the bureau and Howgate was execu
tive olhcer and bad charge of tbe de
tails of tbe office, iucludiug contracts
and disbursements. He dealt largely
In real estate, owned a steam yacht and
became quite prominent, in msi. hav
ing some disclosures us to u shortage in
the accounts of tbe office, Howgate was
displaced, and an investigation showed
what were alleged to lo enormous
frauds throu.h wliioh the government
hud lost heavily. Howgate was ur-
ested and released on heavy bonds. In
a short time bis bondsmen became un
easy and surrendered him. He was
placed in jail to await trial.
Upon the plea that certain papers in
his house were necessary to nis de
fense, a marshal accompanied bim to
bis residence add took a seat in the
ball, while Holg'ate wont up stairs to
make a change of clothing and 8 -cure
the documents so much needed. After
time, the marshal uot hearing uuy
one np stairs, become suspicions and
made a search : for his prisoner,
but he was gone; and since that duy,
thirteen years ago, no word bus been
heard from hlra Tho war department
offered a reward for his arrest, but it
was withdrawn after some years. The
government seized everything which i
could be found belonging to Howgate,
including reaL, estate, which was all
sold, the proceeds being used in liqui
dating the claim hold against him by
the government as far as they would
go. Some of bis creditors suffered se
verely by his collapse.
The Foiling Place lu tha Stats of Penn
sylvania. Harrisiiuro, Pa., Sept. 27. Secre
tary Hurrity has beon collecting in
formation from the county commis
sioners ss to the present number of
election districts in the state of Penn
sylvania. Tbe following gives that in
formation by counties.
Adams. 32; Alleghnv, 440; Arm
strong, 44; Beaver, 55; -Bedford, 38;
Borks, 12G; Blair. 07; Bradford, 00;
Buck?, 75; Bui ler, 58; Cum
bria, 74; Cameron. 0; Carbon,
37; .Center, 52; Chester, 110; Clar
ion, 41; Clearfield. 07; Clinton. 33
Columbia, 47; Crawford, 61; Comber
land, 45; Dauphin. 84: Delaware .911
Elk, 15; Erie, 87; FavUe. 03; Forest,
10; Flankliu, 30; Fulton, 12; Greene,
i: iiuniingiioii, 08; ludiuna, 42; Jef
forsou, 31; Juniata, 18; Lacks
wanna, 13H; Luicsster, 107: Lawrence,
38; Lebauou. 32; Lehigh, 64; Lnzerne,
s0o, M'counng, 71: AleKeun. 42: Mor
cer. 03; Milllin, 19; Mouroo, 22; Mont
gomery, 112; Montour, 14; Northamp
ton, CO; Ivorthutnburlaud, 70; Perry,
30; Philadelphia. 920; Pike, 12: Potter.
i ; NclinylkUl, 141; Snyder, 17; Somer
set, 41; Sullivan, 15; Susquehanna, 48
Jlogii, 40; Unton, 1; Venango, 54
Warren, 44; Wiisbineton, 95; Wayne,
it; Westmoreland. Ki; Wyoming, 22
York, 92 Total, 5,008.
Chosen Grand Second Vice President
at Convention of Grand Council
of Young Men's Institute.
,' vrcial to the Scraiiton Tribune.
Louisville, Sopt. 27. At today's
meetiur! o the grand council of Young
Men's Institute, James Gaynor. of
fteranton, Pa., was elected grand
second vice president.
ine greater part or yesterday was
spent in hearing tbe report of the com
oiutee on credentials, and a lively nis
cussion consequent upon tbe commit
tee's placing before tbe convention the
e'ise of tbe Charles Carroll council. No.
w'i, or Lovincton. which hd been su?'
peuded in July by Bishop Maes on uc
count of its having sold liquor nt ons
ot us picnics. ine council was to be
out of tbe order until Sept. 30. and as
tbis time hud not expired it was dnemed
improper for the delegates to be ad
mitted. When the committee had pre
sented tne cuss a motion, was made to
admit the delegates to the lljor. but
President Mubor ruled the motion out
of order. A vote was taken ou the rul
ing uud the chair reversed.
Tbe motion was.theu put for a vote
and the delegates of the suspended
council were refused admission. This
conclusion was reached shortly after 1
o'clock, when it was about time to ad
.onru for dinner. Just before an ad
journment was tnken the following
telegram was received:
VAsliiN(iTox, Sept. 25. Younc Men's
Iiietitiuiou, Atlantic jurisdiction, in session.
l willingly impart special blessing.
jiiiii., Apostolic Delegate,
lhe afternoon session convened at
2:30 o clock and continued until
o clock. Some time was devoted to a
consideration -of the propriety of muk
nig amendments to the constitution of
tne order. J. lie matter was never
settled, delegates merely spunking ou
tne PM'j-et. Among the speakers were
w. u. bjxtoo, ot Cincinnati; Judge J.
II. Reeves, of Lebanon. Ky.. and State
bmiitor Jt. 1. Corcoran, of Ohio.
loo ilelegutes were tendered a ban
(not last night at the Loniavillo Hotel
Covers were laid for 200 guests. The
touBloiustor was James A. Mulligan.
Allowed Him $575 for the Injuries
He Suctuiaed.
The jury iu the case of Thomas Rich
against tbe Delaware and Hudson
Canal company, which retired Wed
nesday nftercoon at 3 30, did not agree
upon n verdict until noon yesterday.
The jory allowed $575 to the plaintiff
lor tho injuries he sustained
The jury in the case of Miss Win!
frsd Barrett . against the borough of
uiatteiy retired at noon vsterday aud
bul not agreed up to 8 o'clock lust
Before Judge Edwards the Burr-Knse-Sione
suit wns on trial lull day. When
court adjourned law points wero bing
argued. The cusa will go to tbe jury
t-hariff'it Deedi Acknowledged.
Sheriff's deods were acknowledged yes
terday in opeu court to James D. Mason
and T. J. Snowdeu, city of Scranton, V. J.
Uilloi-pie, llaunah lletzol, George C. Uris
wald and other;', J. Alton Davis, Anthra
cite Buildiiis and Loan association, city of
Scraiitou: John Dougherty, William Ureu
iin. H. L. Taylor, W. R. Lewis, V. W.
Carpenter and Charles Stone. These deeds
are for properties recently sold by the
shuriff, Other deeds will be acknowledged
next Thursday.
PowMl Hai HoCDvered.
On July 0 Vassar Powell was committed
to the county j nil charged with making
threats. He soon, thereafter, became in
sane und was removed to the insane de
partment ot the Hillside homo. Yester
day a certificate was presented to Judge
Archbuld setting fourth that Powell hud
recovered and an order was made tor his
return to tho county jail.
Threw Hli Wife Out.
Putriok Rady, of Parnell street, wns
arrested on complaint of his wife, wno al
leged that her loyal protector threw her
over their threshold. Mr. Rady paid i'J
for his little diversion and was bound iu
&IU0 to keep tbe pence.
Getting Headquarters Beady.
Tho Dtmocratio county committee hss
Becnred rooms on the second tloorot tbe
tins and Water building at 115 Wyoming
avenue for headquarters. Furniture was
being moved in yesterday.
' Marriage Licensee Granted.
The following received marriace licenses
from Clerk of the Courts Thomas
yesterday: Richard J. Hoeks nod Miriam
Jonathan, lu wilkes-isarro; Anthony J.
Mnlderig of Scranton and Annie K. McHalo
of Dunmore; George Alfred Goodenougb
and Lizzie C. Kitzmiller, Scranton,
Members of His Party Give Vent to Their
Pent Up Wrath.
Mrs. Peary's Talk in Reference to
the North Sea Delicacies Arouses
the Ire of the Returned Explorers.
They Claim That Peary was a Be
liever in Red Tape and Wanted to
"Hog" All the Glory-The Corn-
meal Mush was Sprinkled Too
Thinly With Sugar Woman Voted a
Nuisance in the Arctic Regions.
Philadelphia, Sept. 27.
THE interview sent out from Wash
ington with Mrs. Peary in
which; she expressed surprise
tbat any member of the ex
pedition to Greoland under her hus
band's leadership should have fouud
fault with tbe quantity or quality of
the food, excited the ire of the dissatis
fied members of the party and they
vented their feelings somewhat freely
They considered themselves release d
from their pledge of silence to Peary
by Mrs. Poary giving on interview,
and they wore in favor of answering
her. However, after some further talk
among themselves, they decided to
await any further disclosures by Mrs.
Peary before they laid their case be
fore the public
Despite the doeislon not to make a
joint statement in conversation one of
the members of the party conld not
prevent his feeling of bitterness toward
Peary from giving itself utterance.
He said: "The members of tbe main
expedition went with Peary with the
understanding that tbey were to re
main two years. Their experience of
his methods for a single year sufficed
them, and that experience accounts for
their coming back on the Falcon. They
found that everything was red tape
and that as regards glory, their com
mander wanted "to bog" it all. The
lientenant and bis wife bad their own
quarters and every comfort obtainable;
tne others had to forage for them
selves. The fact of the matter is, tbe
expedition was all Poary, and nobody
else. Peary had given them tbeir op
tion of staying two years, but when
the auxiliary expedition arrived bo
asked for volunteers to remain in
Greenland with them. Eyery soul of
them, except his servant, decided to
come home, first, because there was not
much food, and next, chiefly because
they didn't want another year of red
tape and autocraoy.
Before the Fulcon sailed, however,
one of the party changed his mind and
agreed to stay witb Peary, because, be
said, the lientenant had agreed to
teach him civil eng lneering, The oil
of which Mrs. Peary speaks, was lost
through her husband I carelessness.
W. T. Swnin, who wos one of the
party and went out with Peary as his
private secretary, said: "We are un
der no contract with Peary, as regards
dissatisfaction with bis management.
Tbe only agreement that exists was
made by us on board ship, while we
were returning to Philadelphia. We
then considered that we would say
nothing unless Mrs. Peary opened her
lips. This I sea she did yesterday I
consider mysdf at perfect liberty to
speak. As tor my contract with Peary,
it bus been broken by him repeatedly
daring the course of the expedition.
"He agreed that we were to be trout-
ea us gentlemen. ,i'or one tinug, i cau
say that Liuuteuaut Peary himself cer
tainly did not uct as a gentleman
among gentlemen. Mrs. Peary, I see,
has something to say about the food.
Let me give you onr menu dnring the
last two mouths of onr stay, while we
wuited for the relief party. Tiiis
menu was the outcome of the PearyV
arrangements, and was due to insuffi
cient provisioning in the beginning:
Ureukfust Common! mush sonn-
kled by Peary with suirar and with a
sparing hand; bacon, with nil the fat
fried out of it ; un occasional spoonful
of Boston beans out of a can; coffee.
Lunch Boiled seal meat, tasting
like stale mutton flavored with coal
oil; corn breiid, tea.
Dinner: R'jiudiior meat when we
conld get it; seal meat when we
couldn't, leans occasionally, and
don't omit this one-half a slice of
white bread and coffee. On Sunday
evening we had as a special treat one
can of tomatoes omoDg the party.
"Whatl'eurv aud bis wife had we
don't know. They lived apart, aud not
one of us was ever during tbe whole
time invited to their quarters Peary
treated us to a lot ot red tape and an-
tocratio rule tbat bad serious conse
quences sometimes. I am lame ou ac
count of It. He would order
some of ns to go on a seventy-
five mile sledge journey to proonre food
for his dogs, and only give us an hour's
wurniug, when half a day eoold have
been accorded. The hour did not suffice
to dry our fur Blockings and we ran
tbe risk of frozen feet. My toe, which
lumes me, was frozen in just that way,
"And one tbing 1 cau add, no Arctic
expedition can ever succeed which
takes a woman along to hamper it.
Such Wat the Wail of John Hobau at
the Mayor' Office.
Private Secretary Mark K. Edgar, of
tbo mayor's office, was the recipient of
a call from John Hoban, of Mary street,
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hoban was
looking fur Mayor Con ne 11 and wanted
to relate to him a little tale of woe.
On Monday tho bovine tbat supplies
the lacteal fluid to tbe little cherubs in
Hoban's domicile was like tbe proverb
ial letter that never came. Tbe oldest
boy was delegated to search the pasture
fields nt Legets'creek for the animal.
His search brought bim to the Loond
kept by one Uriah McDonnell i t tbe
Marvine shaft, and there the toft-eyed
creature was a prisoner. The cow bad.
been fined $2.40 for vagratwv, which
tne owner was not able to nav.
Hoban thought that the mayor would
ueip mm out or nis trouble aud was In
formed that McDonnell is an offloial
poundmaster and the fine would bays
to be paid. Tho news did not sweeten
Dir. tloban s temper, and he went his
way declaring that the blind goddess is
a "lake.
Ceremony Performed at the House of
Erlde on Fifth avenue.
James C. Lovlass. and Miss Luey A.
Green, both of this city, wore married
yesterday by Rev. Warren G. Partridge
at the parsonage, After the ceremony
a reception was hold at the boms of
the bride. 115 Fifth avenue. They left
on the 3.50 train on a tour to New
xork, Philadelphia and Boston.
James M. Henderson was best mau
and Miss Kitty Dulaney bridesmaid.
Tbey were recipients of many useful
Eartley Ambrocb, of Prioaburg,
Over by Care.
lesterdav Burtley Ambrooh, a Po
lish boy, 10 years old, working in the
niceburg mines or Jermyn & Co., was
received at tbe Lackawanna bosnital.
His leg was terribly crushed at tbe bip
sou ne lingered but lew hours when
death set in.
A trip of ears jumped the track and
iqusezed him against tbe piMar.
Toasted by People Who Have Been
Benefitted at the Expense of
American Labor.
London, Sept. 27. At tho Hotel
Metropole this evening an elaborate
and largely attended dinner was given
oy tbe chamber of commerce to Repre
sentative William L. Wilson, of West
Virginia. Mr. Wilson's speech was
the event of the evening.
After acunowledsins the honor con
ferred upon him and reciting tbe
events of tbe long strrrggle to over
throw protection. Mr. Wilson said:
All the people saw that our system was
generating a brood of monopolists so
powerful as to defy tbe law aud which
used part of the wealth they drew from
shariug in the power of taxation, to in
crease their privileges, dnbauch elections
and corrupt legislation. I am quite sure
that our protective policy has already
served to promote the trade of other na
tions and it continued it will still further
promote such trade and pre-eminently
your own.
So standiuc before von a reiiroseutativa
of those who are trying for a freer com
mercial policy from tbe United States, I
fear 1 cannot ask you to rejoice in ita
adoption, except as you may prefer right
priuciples to saltish advantages.
Protection has seen our voluntary with
drawal from the seas and from tne neutral
markets. Our protectionists bave been
building defenses to koep you and other
nations from competing "wtth ns m our
home markets. The tariff reformers are
breaking down these fences. Let ua com
pete in all tbe murkots of the world. Not
only is our production of cotton and food
products crowing more rapidly than our
consumption, but we have "today a manu
facturing plant winch, urged to its full
capacity, can in six mouths fully meet our
aemaucs lor a year.
Elm Park Chureh Epworth
Honor Him.
Last night at the Elm Purk church
the Epwortb League honored, with a
fascinating literary and musical pro
itremme, the memory of tbe only sur
viving poet of New England, Oliver
Wendell Holmes, in deferenoe to his
pure life of 85 years of usefulness.
The literary purt of the programme
consisted exclusively of extracts from
the poems of Holmes. Miss Lillian
Milnes' mague'.io reproduction ot "The
Uld Jinn's Dreams" was a rich declam
atory trout. Every number was well
rendered aud showed care and training
iu the preparation.
H. II. Bnidelman wrote a letter to
the poet announcing the purpose of the
Epwortb league and received tbe fol
lowing reply written and signed in the
poet's own hand writing.
Bkvkiu.y Fahms, Mass., Sept. 12, ISM.
My dkak sih: Fleuae accept my thanks
for your kind letter. It gives me much
pleasure to hear of the proposed treatment
of my literary labors at the meeting of the
Epwortb league, aud I wish all success to
tbe leugue iu its praiseworthy objects.
Very truly yonrs,
Omvkr Wk.vdkix Hoi.mrs.
To H. II. Bkidi.bman, bcranton, Pa.
Messrs. Weeden at the 7. It
C. A.
Rooms Last Night
Professor Weeden aud W. Weeden
saag at the Yonng Men's Christian as
sociation rooms last evening, and in
the duett, "Nearer My God to Thee."
elestri&ed tbeir-large audience with
the muguiflcaut blooding of tbeir
Both musieians bave very powerful
voices, but tbe ease with wbioh they
sing tbe pianofortissomo passages is
. Professor Weeden made a pstheiis
appeal for tbe prayers of bis audienoe
for his son. lie said that it was the
happiest day of his life am that there
sould be no happier man in the world.
Eight months ago his son was eon
verted, and as his special mission was
to save the souls of young men be be-
seecbed tbe prayers ot the young men
of Sur unton in his behalf.
Mr. Weeden. jr.. having sung Tall is
Morgan's new song, "Dare to Say
No,'1 Professor Weeden stated that be
bad recently completed a new volume,
but he was so impressed with Tallie
Morgan's mueio thut he would out out
six of tbe tunes in the new book to
make space for Mr. Morgan's music.
Aeelatar.t Aeeessora Instructed,
The recently appointed assistaut asses
sors met last eveuiug with the board ot
city assessors und roceived their instruc
tions concerning tho manner in which
they shall make the assessment in tbe
Beverul wards. They were particularly
urged to make an accurate . report of the
number of dogs, horses, etc. in each ward,
Washington. Sept. 27. Fori
east for Thursday: For eastern
Pennsylvania: liain, high north-
east to east trintle; dangerous gains on tht
coast; probably warmw ia the interior.
Fall and Winter
We have now open 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, Tanta and
bination Suits.
The 'f right" Health Underwear
For gentlemen.
Special drive in GENTS' 27AT
Ladies' Swiss Ribbed
In Silk, Silk and Wool and
Cashmere, Black, White and
We call special attention to out
Ladios' Egyptian Vesta
and Pants at
25 and 50c. Each.
The Best for the Money Ever Offered.
And Ladies' Combination Suits.
Our special at 1, $1,23
and 1.50 up. .
Full lino of Children's Goods, in
hcarlet, White and Natural
Wool, Vests, Pants and
Union Suits.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Am.
Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reiily & Davies
, School Shoes
Yon know how thst lively, enercefle hoy of
?our'n knoeks out hie shoes. We're been
hinklnsr of him umviilinir r.n- hm, and h
dt'Btructive energy, we bve a regular wear
defying shoe from 0O0. upward.
Lewis, Reilly & Danes
J New Store
New Goods
Wedding Presents
Wedding Presents
Tine lino of DOIIFLINGEE'S
ceived. Also, a fine line of
408 Spruce Street
W. J. WEICHEl, Jeweler,
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