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.SCRAINTON. PA.. WEDNESDAY MOENING. OCTOBER 10, 1894.
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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Terrible Results of a . Carpenter'!
FIVE PERSONS ARE SUFFOCATED
Several Workers Missing Irwin Buf
fington Carries a Naked Lamp Into
the Luke Fidler Shaft and Fires the
Oil Soaked Boards in the Passage
Way The Host of Miners at the
- Bottom of the Shaft Narrowly Es
cape Death The Whole Mine is on
Shamokin, Oct. 9.
TEE most disastrous mine fire la
the history of the anthracite
regions of Pennsylvania started
at tbe Luke Fidlor colliery last
night from tbe miked louip of a work
man. Five persons are known to be
dead. They are: Irwin Buffioeton,
carpenter; George Brown, miner; John
Giezze, laborer; Michael Buzofiskie,
luborer, and Anthony Zjbert, driver
Buffiiigton, with a number of other
oarpetiters, waB at work half-way
down tbe shaft, calking up boles in tbe
side of tbe brattice, wbicb connects the
Bbuft witji the air passage. It is tbe
ruin when doing tbii work for the men
to nse lanterns, bnt in tbii cose tbe
rule was disregarded aud naked lamps
were substituted. Detecting a leak,
Buffingtnn placed hie lamp to tbe draft
and the fUtne immediately caught tbe
boards, wbiob were saturated with oil,
and whs taken into tbe air oliamber.
Realizing tbe awful codbi qnenoes of
bis act the man at once startnd for the
bottom of tbe abaft to notify tbe work
men employed tbere of tbeir danger,
bis companions in tbe meantime, mail
ing up tbe shaft to safety. When
Buffington bad notified tbe workmen
below, be stopped to exchange bis rub
ber boots for a pair of shoes, and the
delay in doing this cojt bim bis life.
Buffiugton staggered to within thirty
feet of tbe door of tbe passageway
which led to tbe open air, but here be
was overcome by smoke and fell. His
body was fouud this morning. Tbe
other bodies sre still in the mine.
A NUMBER ARB RESCUED.
Michael Golden, one of the inside
officials, was at tbe bottom of tbe abaft
when tbe alarm was given and be at
once notified tbe men working in noni
ber three slope, while John Danmore
performed a like duty for those em
ployed in tbe number two slop?. Gol
den told tbe men of an opening bv
which it was possible to reach another
haft and leading the way for the
seventy men employed In this portion
of tbe mines, Uolden made for the pas
sage, which was safely reached,
although it was nearly filled with
smoke. The iron bucket nsed to hoist
the men holds about six persons. Tbis
was quickly filled, and in response to
me irantic signal given by thuBe below.
tbe engineer began to boist. Nearly
ten trips bad been made when it was
discovered that a number were missing.
among tbem David Edmonds and Harry
Evans. Tbey bad succeeded in getting
half way of tbe old sbaft when tbe
smoke foroed them back. The travel
ling way to the east of tbe shaft whs
then tried with better sueoess, although
me smoK wss very strong.
When nearly half wuv to safety
Evaps, who is bat a boy, gave out, and
10 save ois yonng comrade from a cer
tain death, Edmunds picked bim np
ana snecteaed in reaching tbe open air,
Two minere,wiiose names could not be
obtained, seeing that escaDe through
tbe old sbaft was impossible, and that
their retreat in the direction of, the
new one was covered with . smoke,
gropea weir way DacK farther ana suo
ceeded in reaching in safety an opening
wnicn oame oat on top ot the moan
Among the last to escape from No. 3
slope was a Hungarian, who excitedly
tola tbe men at tbe bottom of the new
shaft waiting to be hoisted, that tbere
were three or four fellows overcome by
the smoke while getting out of the
working, and that tbey were nearly
LEFT TO THEIR FATE.
Somebody suggested that a party be
xormea to go back and rescue them
bnt it was clearly seen that the course
wonld be suicidal, so it was abandon
ed, and tbe sufferers were left to tbeir
fate. When all who oould do so had
reached the sarfaoe and an enumera
tion had been made, it was fouud that
tour workmen, in audition to Baffin g
i ion, were missing.
Superintendent Williams and Mine
Inspector Brenoan arrived on tbe soene
while tbe men were being hoisted to
safety and tbey organized rescuing
parties to go to tbe relief of those lav
I ..tfOned. Before tbe places where tbe
men were known to have worked could
be reaobed. however, the smoke drove
tbe rescuers back and tbe attempt was
given np. When tbe report of the dis
aster reached Springfield and Shamo-
kin, men, women and children who
had relatites working at the mine
rnshed to the tcne. and soon tbe air
was filled with the lsmsntations of
those who sought tbeir dear ones.
As Quickly as a load was hoisted and
the men could get off tbe cage they
Were seized by their wives or other re
lativee and almost smothered with
The fire had sesrcelv been started
minute before up through the air pass
age shot a sheet of flame twenty feet
high. In three minutes the f so bouse
wss a mass of blackened einders. Tbe
names by tbis time were communieat
iDg to the workings below, the beds of
aniuraeite were beginning to ignite
and the whole mine in the vloinity of
the Dottom ot tbe shaft was soon
WOHK OF FIRE DEPARTMENT.
The Bbamokln Fire department be
gan to pour water into tbe mine within
an bonr after the fire started, but thus
fur without auy prsceptible effect
Surlv tbis moraiag Oatside Forem
frauds Kohlbreaker, aooompanled by
i number of men, went Insida to see
If it was possible to get ont the thirty
mules, and it was not until Kohl
breaker and several of his companions
bad been overoome by the smoke that
the plan was given up. AU the ani
mals are dead.
The Coal run portion of the Fidler
working is connected with tbe Gim
let and Hickory Riggs collieries, and
in eousequ-nee they are not working.
O.ie tbonsand men were em
ployed at the Luke Fidler colliery
und another tbonsand were given em
ployment in itbe Hickory Ridge col
lieries. These men will be idle for
several months. The latest plan
adopted by the officials to auench the
tire is by pumping all available water
into the mines and thus drowning it
out. This, however, will take months
to accomplish, and it is safe to say that
tbis valuable coal operation is practi
cally ruined, entailing a loss of several
hundred thousand dollars.
At 9 25 o'clock tonight the news bad
been received regarding the fate of
G-orge Brown and tbe tbree entombed
Polish miners. It is certain that nil
are dead. A minor is current this
evening that two Hungarians are un
accounted for, but tbe officials state
positively that there are only four men
lu the mine. Tbe mine is still burning
fiercely and will have to be flooded.
lha loss at Luke Fidler will amount to
County Officers in Session at Potts-
ville Mr. Dunning's Address
' on Highways.
Pottsville, Oct. 9. Tbo eiglth an-
ual convention of the county commis
sioners association of inneylvania
pened in tbe court bouse here this
morning. There were over zuu com
missioners present when Joseph Moore
f Lnzerne of the executive committee
called tbe convention to order. An
ddress of welcume was made by Jobn
O. Ulrich, solicitor of Schuylkill
county commissioners. This wns
responded to by George A.
Lane, solicitor of the Lancaster county
commissioners, James Hall, solicitor of
the Perry rounty commissiouers, also
made a responsive addresa Mr.
Moore then announced tbe permanent
officers of the conveution as follows :
Chairman. D. A. Sawdrey, Erie; vice
presidents. J, 8. Bailey, Clinton
Frank Rtntz, Schuylkill; secretaries,
G. Bru linker, Danpuln, und J. &.
Muttblas. Tioga; Thomas E Heller,
After the roll call tbe chair an
nounced tbe following committee on
roll call: Joseph Moore, Luzarne; Giles
Koberts, .Lackawanna; iievl liutmun,
Crawford; Henry Sbalter, Lebanon; J.
R. Eshelman, Lancaster; Isaao Liter,
Daupbln; James Nelson, Washington.
Tbe only- otber business of. tbe
morning session was an address on
"Improvement of - tbe Highways,
which was delivered by A. B. Dun
nlgng, jr., of Serantou, surveyor' of
Lackawanna county. Mr. Dnnnlng ad
vocated low grades for all roads, and
the roads should be built in solid foun
dations with good drainage, and tbey
should be kept in constant good repair.
The speaker gave a very practical talk
on road making aad bridge building,
advocating important changes in our
road laws, which, he said, are very de
fective at present.
This evening the visitors were taken
ont to Tumbling Run on electric cars
to a banquet Tbey all enjoyed tbe
beautiful mountain scenery, but the
banquet was a dismal failure. The
hotel wss to small to acsommodate tbe
crowd and tbey bad to be fed in relays.
Tomorrow tbe sessions will close with
discussions on tbe papers read.
Chlltao Givornra.nt Pays America
Washington, Ool. 9 The depart
ment ot State bos reoeived from tbe
Chilean government tbe full amount of
tbe awards made to America by tbe re
cent Chilean claims commission, aggre
gating mora than $250,000.
Tbe commission adjourned July y
and the Chileans have exhibited re
markable promptness in settling tb
LIVE NEWS FLASHES.
A cat started a $250 blaze in New York
stables by upsettinga lamp.
Chicago police arrested a gang of twelve
alleged thieves in one house.
Tbe Pacific Mail Steamship company
will absorb the Occidental aud Oriental
President Whitman, of Colby, declines
tho call to Columbia nnlversity at Wash
ington. Carelessness of sawmill employes is said
to bave caused the great forest fires la
Wolves in Eastern Montana are devour.
ins live stock by wholesale and have killed
With a cheese knife, S. C. Werreter, onca
a crominent Kingston, a. x.. politician.
ended his life.
Three disguised mon tied Farmer J. R.
Burns to a tree near Anmstou, Ala., and
robbed and shot bim.
Fire In the insane asylum at Hastiogs,
Neb., frenzied the Inmates and many were
injured in a Btamoede.
New Haven police commissioners asked
Rev. Newman bmith to explain his cearges
of illegal liquor selling.
Fear of exposure as an embezzler from
his employers, led Harry S. Mapes, of
Chicago, to shoot himself.
A shut-down has been ordered at the
Mollenhauer fcugur refinery in Brooklyn.
It will throw ont 1,800 men. .
Failure in land speculation prompted J.
H. Crotsman, 'Frisco mining engineer, to
take a fatal dose ot ammonia.
British Vice Consul Charles Woolrlch
was stabbed and almost killed by an un
known man at Alnzatlan, Mev.
Six masked men held up Herman Fresh t
and five customers in his saloon in St.
Louis, and robbed them of 1300,
The arrest of Constable R. K. Prlvett
makes thirteen in limbo for the murder of
six negroes near Kerryville, Teno. -
Aged Greelev Johnson was caught and
killed in a folding bed from which he
had just rescued Mrs. Abbie M. Grant, in
Boston. . ,
Bv a blow over the heart ' John A.
Oreashty. a lnd of 14. was killed while
boxing with Ed. Turner, his cousin, at
The Democratic congressional oonven
Hon at Syracuse veaterdav afternoon no
minated Walter E. orthrup of Madison
county lor congress. - , . -
It Is Expected to Fall to tbe Japanese Yery
THE CHINESE ARE DEMORALIZED
The Invaders Reported to Have Taken
Chee Foo Nearly 8,000 Soldiers
of the Mikado's Army Have Landed
at Chempulo Italy Desires to Make
Peace and Adyises the Chinese Gov
ernment to Approach Japan.
Yokohama, Oct. 9.
T is reported here that tbe Japanese
bave captnrdd tbe treaty port,
The advance gn:ird of the Jap
anese army bus crossed tbe Yaln river
and formed a new camp. A battle is
believed to be imminent.
Hong Kong, Oct. 9. A dispntch
from the important treaty part, Foo
Choo, capital of the provinoe of Fo
Kien, and situated about twenty five
miles from tbemquth of the Miu river,
says that the river bas been closed to
The British first-class armored cruis
er Undaunted, twelve guns, Comm ind
it Edwin H. Richards, which had been
ordered to prooaed to Nagasaki, Jap in,
for repairs, has now been ordered to
leinaiu here. The British second-olasa
screw gunboat Firebrand, four guns,
Lieutenant and Commander Lionel G.
Tuffnell, has been ordered to go to
New-Chwang, at the head of the Gal
of L-ao Ton.
Shanghai. Oct. 9. A dispatch from
Chemulpo, Koroa, dated Out. 3, says
that fourteen Japanese transports are
in the barbor there, and that sloes
Sept. 27 they have lauded 7,800 troops
and 750 coolies. The defuncts of Ssul,
tlw capital of Korea, nre being strength
eued, and tlm garrison has baen rein
forced by 4,000 Japanes) troops, in an
ticipation of an outbreak upon the pirt
of Korean insurgents. Rforrinir to
the couduct of the Japanese troop iu
Korea, tbe disp itch says that while on
the -march even tbe private sol
diers pay tbe Koreans for everything
obtained from them. The daily ex
pense of the operations of the Japan'
ese army is 800,000 yen. The Cbine
are reported to bave recently crucified
two Japanese prisoners' who fell into
tbeir bands, and they are ulso said to
have beheaded two wounded ;Jupaoese
soldiers who were found in an outpost
hospital . which . hud been hurriedly
The German cruiser Arcona hat ar
rived here. . , . . -
Tbe Chinese hiivlng blocked the
mouth of tbe River Mm, leading up to
1 oo Cbow, vessols bouud 'or that port
must now discbarge their cargoes at
Ho conbrmation bas been riCJlvei
here of tbe report that tbo Japanese
have effected a landing near Port
Arthur. The BritWh gauboat R 'dpole,
Lieutenant and Commander Charles G,
May, arrived here today, and reports
having visited the vicinity of Port
Arthur where the Japanese wre re
ported to have landed without fiudiug
any trace of them
Supplementary reports received here
of tbe great naval battle fought off tho
month ot the Yulu River, repeat tho
assertions frequently nude that the
Japanese did nut lose any of their war
ships in tbis engagement, although
several of them were badly damaged.
Two Japanese wars.iins recently
approaoiied close to Cuefee, probibly
seeking for the Chines j warsuins of the
It is reported from Pektn that the
tax on goods transmitted to and from
the interior will again, probably, be
largely increased in ord-r to provide
extra war fuuds. It is also stated that
the viceroy bas requested the S ilt mer
chants to contribute to tbe war l
penses and it is expected that 5,000-
000 taels will bo r.iisad by this means
London, Oct. 9. Adispitch receivel
here today from Shanghai says that a
second Japanese army is reported to
have crossed tbe Yala river and to be
advancing upon Munlcitn, which, it is
believed, will soon tall, us tin Cmaas9
aro reported to be in a state of dem )r
It is learned on the best authority
that the Earopoan powers are acting
in harmony. Ihev do not permit the
integrity of Coreiv to he dlsturb -d, and
will actively enforce this ueolslon
should Japan attempt a permanent oc
conation of the peninsula.
Rome, Ojt. . Tbe Italian minister
at Pkia has udlressed u uote to China,
at the request of his overumeul, in
viting pourparlers with J.ipan in an en
deavor to bring about an end ot the war
and tendering bis own ulnjes in ordur
to complete suoh an arrangement. The
general of the Jesuits has sent a mem
orial to the pope, asking tho latter to
use his inniirtiioe with toe Hiuropean
powers in order to tefraluata tlio war
Fifty-four Fer Ceut. cf tbo Louisiana
Sugar Plantar Ar Ripublloaaa.
New Orleans, Oct. 9. Tbe Plcay
nne has interviewed tbe sugar planter
of Louisiana in order to determine how
many of them have gone over to the
Republican party on tbe tariff issue,
and bow many still romain Democrats.
Tbe returns show that 54 per cent.
sre in favor of tbe new Republican
movement unequivocally, 20 per cent.
oDnosed to it. und 20 per cent, nou
committal. A majority of tbe latter
probably favor tbe movement, but do
not consider it advisable to deolare
themselves Republicans, With few
exceptions, the largest planters have
gone over to the Repoblicans.and those
who remain with tbe Democracy are
tbe smaller oneB.
If tbe action of the planters is any
indication of the drift of opinion in
these districts, it will mean 45,500 votes
for tbe Republican congress ticaet out
side of New Orlesns, or enough to
eleot all three congressmen of the sugar
In the parishes of Asoention, Jeffr
ion. St. J alien ana vermilion not
planter could be found who remained
a Democrat In St. Mary, tbe banner
sugar district of the state, and the
home of Governor Foster and Senator
Caffery, tbe new sugar Republicans
are six to one. In Lafayette and La
Fonrohe the Democratic planters are
in a majority, and in Iberville about
evenly divided. The planters generally
declare that tbey joined the Republican
party beoanse they saw nothing to hops
for from the Democrats.
Catholic Mutual Benefit Association
in Session at Phila
delphia. Philadelphia, Oct. 9. She supreme
convention of tbe Catholio Mutual
Benefit association is in session here.
Officers and representatives are present
from tbe states of New York, Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, Miohigan. Illinois, Ne
braska and the provinoe of Quebec.
Tbe convention attended solemn high
mass in St. Jobn s ebnroh, at wbieb
Rev. Dr. Langbran, chancellor of tbe
arch diocese of Philadelphia, preached
ihe reports of tbe various
fflcers show the condition of the
society to be most prosper
ous. The total beneficiaries paid dur
ing tbe last term was $1,238,810.83.
The total beneficiaries sine Ufa oun-
cil was organized is $4,837,450.59. Ia
Its reserve fand this society has $185.-
UUU 't otal liabilities ot the association
am $550, for legal expenses defending
two auits now pending in tbe Supreme
court. The association has, at the
prvsont time 17,188 members after
transferring 7,500 members to the
grand council of Cinuda, now under a
separate benficiary jurisdiction.-
Tbo report of the trnsteee entered
xiensively into the Canadian difficulty
n which it appeared that it became
absolutely necessary to institute a
grand council in the provinoe ot
Quebeo as membership exeeeding 630
residents of said proviuoe refased to
continue affiliation wltb the grand
council or Uanaiia.
Oue of the most important matters
brought to the attentiou of the conven
tion was tbe letter of Archbishop Sa-
toJIi, tbe postolio delegate, wbicb was
obtained at the request of Supreme
Trustee Rev. P. A. ttaurta acting for
tbe supreme council in which Mgr.
Satolli gave his blessing to tbe associa
tion and ot bis own accord promised to
oUMu tbe Popes blessing for tbe
Complete State Ticket Selected by
the Bolters of New
Nbw York, Oct. 9 Edward M
Sliepard, the leader of the reform
Democrats of Kings . county, who
bolted the regular Democratic tioket
seleoted at Saratoga, nominated today,
In accordance with his promise, and
with tbe help of other representative
Democrats of New York stute, wbo are
dissatisfied with tbe party ticket, a full
tuird state ticket us follows; For gov
ernor, Everett P. Wheeler, of New
York; lieutenant governor, Daniel N,
Lockwood, of Buffalo; for judge of
the court of Hppeals, Charles F. Brown.
01 urange coouty.
Air., buep ird made tbe iuiDortant an
nouncemeot that Mr. Charles S. Fair-
child would be the chairman ot the
campaign committee and had agreed
to serve. Tbe committee would be
composed in part of tbe following
name a geutiemeu, all ot whom were
at tho cnnferotioi: Franklin D.Looke.
t Buffalo; Elward M. Shepurd. of
Brooklyn; Henry A. Richmond,
LSillldlo; beymonr Van Saotvoord.
Troy; Michael E. O'Conner, of Brook
lyn; Robert A. Widerman, of Rock'
land county ; i nomas G. Sherman, of
Brooklyn; John A. Bel, of New York
J0U11 LSrooUs Loavitt, ot JNew York ; U.
S. Rainsav, of Brooklyn and R. J,
Ames, of Brooklyn.
Mr. bhepard said that those named
constituted only about half tbe com
uii t tee, which will be completed later,
ana after he bad communicated with
gentlemen who were with the reform
ers heart and soul, nn3 who, he bad do
aoubt, wouia serve as the committee,
A REAR-END CRASH.
Sevsral Faisengrs fiaporttd Gllghtly
Hurt in a Lehigh Valley Collision.
Ithaca. N. Y . Oct. 9. The Lehigh
Valley night expreis, leaving Buffalo
at 8 p. m. bound for New York an
Philai'.elphiii, was crashed into in tbe
Manchester yards last night at
o'olook. The express is followed by
United States express train ten minutes
Tbe passenger train was standing in
the yards when tbe express train
crushed into her at a moderate rate of
speed. Three cars on the passenger
train were disabled, and a number of
passengers are reported to be slightly
Tbe friends of Colonel Breckinridge are
bringing him out for senator. Senator
Blackburn, Uuvernor Brown, General
Uucltuer aud Henry Wattersoo are among
toe otnor names uioiuimieu.
There was a meeting of West Virginia
Democrats at Washington Monday, when
tbe prospects of Wilson's campaign were
discussed. It was the sense of all present
mat in oruer to have Air. Wilson as 1
mumher ot the next house it will be Duces
Bury to expend a great deal of money aad
tuore is no money la sigat.
M. F. Jordan, after . declining the nom
ination for lieutenant-governor of Michi
gan, aud resigning the chairmanship of
tbe Uarry county Democratio committee,
uas renounced nis allegiance to the Lemo
cralic party aud unites with tbe Republi
can party declaring that be bas "lost all
bops and confldeuoeia tbe Democratio
party and its ability to legislate iu the in
terest 01 a people like ours. "
STATE TOPICS OF INTEREST.
Suburban street lighting at Harrlsbarg
has Deen aisoontinuea. ,
Playing with an old revolver at Werners-
vuie, little uowara uassier snot mniseir,
A coroner's jury at Lebanon yesterday
set at rest tbe suspicions of foul play in
tbe case ot wealthy John Mumford.
LAYING OF THE
Gathering or Traveling Hod
Friends in the Parlor City.
WO GOVERNORS ARE PRESENT
Birrghamton Aglow With Enthusiasm.
Excursion Trains from Every Di
rection Loaded With Cheerful
Visitors The Masonic Fraternity
Well Represented Fine Appear
ance of the Thirteenth Regiment on
the Parade Gay Decorations, Fine
Music, Speeches and General Hi
larity Features of the Occasion.
From a Staff Correspondent of The Tribune.
BlNQHASlTON, Oot. 9
An EVER in her history did Bing
A hamlon entertain so many vis-
itors as today. Tbe streets are
Ju thronged with visitors from
all parts of tbe country to wit-
) the laying of the corner
stone of tbe home of the Com
mercial Travelers' association of Amer
ica, which will ocenpy a commanding
position on South mountain overlook
ing the parlor sity.
Among the large number of visitors
here Surahtouiuus are very much in
evidenoe. The first installment ot the
Electrio City people arrived at G o'clock
Monaay evening, having acted as an
escort for Governor Pattison and his
tuff from Scranton to Binshamton.
The party was given a hearty reeep
tion on its arrival in the city. Mayor
Green, of tbis city, took charge of
Governor Pattison. who proceeded
with bis staff to tbe Arlington hotol.
The Sorantoti commercial travellers
made their headqnarters at the Lswis
bouse, ous block from the Arlington,
and immediately converted it into tbe
oiliest place in the city.
ARRIVALS THIS MORNING.
Every train that arrived here this
morning poured a flood of strangers
into the city. At 11.15 a train of
nine cars heavily laden with Scran
tonians arrived at the Delaware, Lack-
awanna and Western depot. On it
was Hyde Park lodge of Masons and
many members of otber lodgos of
Masons from Soranton and its vicinity.
lliey were met by a delegation of loeal
Masons and the Milford band and
escorted to Masonie headquarters at
state and Henry streets.
A few mtuuka after the party hal
left the station another train steamed
in from Soranton wuieh oirried the
lbirteenth regiment Bauer's band.
several hundred drummers and the
Twentieth New York Separate com
pany, were on hand to greet the soldier
boys and escorted tbem out Chenango
street to Court down CourU to State
and along State street to tbe Armory
of the sixth battery wbere the regi
ment wss quartered. As the Thir
teenth marched down Court street in
company fronts, beaded bv the sol
dierly ;looking Colonel Ripple and bis
staff, they looktd like soldiers, marobed
li Ke soldiers and impressed the specta
tors with tbe conviction tbat tbey are
real soldiers, uot simply parade militia
COMPLIMENTS for the thirteenth. .
The fame of the regiment had pro
ceeded it and remarks sueh as "That's
tbe crack regiment of Pennsylvania,"
' It bas more marksmen than any oth
er regiment iu the state, and like
statements eould be heard on all sides.
Governor Pattison is a big man in
Bingham ton today. His remarks at
tbe banquet last night were the best in
the line of an after dinner speech ever
heard in this city and he captivated all
wbo heard him. Chauncey M. Depew
and President Cleveland sent letters of
regret having been nuable to attend
the cornerstone laying and Its atten
The city is gorgeously attired tor this
event, nearly every building on the
business streets and a large number of
private i residences having elaborate
Tbe antinue outlines ot the old
Broome county court house were al
most hidden beneath the folds of fl.igs
and great streamers ot bunting, while
Chinese lanterns are gracefully loopud
between tbe huge Corinthian coluuius
tbat ornament the Court street facade.
At Court and Washington streets is a
large arch artistically decorated, and
another spans Chenango street at the
fears about the weather.
There was a distinct atmosphere of
gloom about tbe gaily-trimmed head
quarters of the Travellers' association
on Court street lust uight. Tbe rain
deseended in torrents and it was feared
tbat it would continue today and spoil
all tbe carefully planned arrange
ments. Tbis morning, however, a
cheerful sun greetod the knights of the
grip, much to their joy, but as the day
wore on the sky became overoast and
at 2 o'elock, tbe hour fixed for tbe
parade, there was aa abundanoe of
elouds and .the air was raw and cold.
The atmosphere had no e ftaot ou tbe
crowds, for travel along tbe streets over
which the parade was to pass was at
tended by tbe greatest difficulty.
Tbe drummers from tbe different
seotioos of the country have some dis
tinct peculiarity to mark them. For
instance, the Syracuse merchant wor
riers wear white yaebtiog caps aad
carry Japanese parasols; the Sorantons
have a badge with representations of a
steel rail and a pieoe of coal attached,
Wilkes-Barre's contingent is kuown by
the number of badges they wear and
the amount of whooping they do,
Whenever an unearthly noise is heard
it is immeaiateiy understood that a
Wilkes-Barre man is on the ground.
Tbe travelers' association held a ins
iness meeting this morning in tbe
Stone opera house on Chenango street
and heard reports from President
Aldricb, the secretary and John E.
Roche, ot Soranton, ehalriuin ot the
site committee. Tonight at 7.30 an
other meeting was held at which offl'
oera were eleoted and some amend
ments made to tbe constitution.
Shortly after S o'olook the big pacaiLj
was ready to move, and Grand Marshal
Charles S, Case gave the order to bis
subordinates to gst the column into
motion. It started np Court to Ex
change street headed by a platoon of
police, Then came the Twentieth,
separate company, of Binghsmton, fol
lowed by the Tbirteenrh regiment of
Ssranton, wbiob direotly proceeded the
carriages containing Governor Flower
and Governor Pattison and their staffs.
Besides bis staff tbe governor had with
him Secretary of State Palmer, Treas
urer Calvin and Adjutant General Pal
mer. After the carriages containing
these distinguished gentlemen and offi
cers of the Commercial Travelers' Home
association oame innumerable oivlo and
militury sooietUs that stretched out in
a column of several miles in length.
It was certainly tbe largest parade
ever seen in tbis part of New York
state. Tbe Patriarobs militant were
in the parade in very large numbers
and were an attractive feature. The
parade was one hour and twenty-five
minntes In passing along Court street
on the eonnter march.
THE JOLLY DRUMMER.
The third division of tbe parade was
made up of tbe drummers and it wss
tbe most unique In the whole eolnmn.
Buffalo division was headed by a large
buff ilo taken from one of the parks of
that city. It was led by two men who
were disguised aa Indians.
The drummers from Syracuse were
headed by a giant Indian from the
Onaadaga reservation. He carried a
monster umbrella suitably Inscribed.
All of tbe Syracuse men csrried Chin
ese parasols as did those from Roches
ter. The latter were preceded by two
little boys currying a grip. No detach
ment of drummers attracted more at
tention than the jovial party from
Scranton. It was marshalled by Jake
Scblager and headed by Bauer's band.
There were a number of comedians
among tbe Scranton party and they
kept the spectators convulsed by their
As the procession eountermarohed on
the Court street hill it presented a
most inspiring appearance. Tbe crowds
tbat lined tbe sidewalks loudly cheered
as the marchers passed in review.
at the home site.
At 4. 15 the two governors arrived at
the boron site on tbe South mountain
It is 1,250 above tbe sea level and ths
air was raw and chilly. As Governor
Flower steppad on the platform about
tbe corner stone he arose on bis tiptoes
ana wmperea something to Governor
Pattison, bnt whether or not he was
repeating the famous remark of the
governor ot North Carolina to the gov
ernor of South Carolina it is probable
tne woria win never snow. At all
events the governors looked eold, as
did their staffs and the 15,000 parsders
wbo earns trooping np tbe preoipitoas
sloe of bontn mountain after tbem.
Tbe view from tbe Home is magnifi
cent. Ross park is just across a little
valley from it. while spread out below
is tbe city ol Bingham ton with the Sus
qnehanna and Chenango rivers catting
through' it like silver threads. The
mountains that surround tbe city and
tbat wbicb arises abruptly ia '.the rear
of the Home site, form a besot ilul
frame for a . landsoape of unsurpassed
beauty at this time of year when tbe
hillsides are deeksd in tbeir lovely aa
LAYING THE CORNER STONE.
At 4.45 the ceremonies incident to
the laying of tbe corner stone began
with prayer by Rav. Dr. G. Parsons
Nichols, pastor of the First Preaby
terisn ohureh of tbis city. Tbe stone
was then laid with the lmpres
sive masonto ceremonies by John
Hodge, grand muster ot tbe Masons of
tbe state of New York, assisted by the
thirty grand officers of the state.
Afterwards short addresses were de
livered by Mayor George E. Green
William Mason, president of the Bintr
b'imtoa branch' of the travelers' asso
elation, and by James D. Aldricb,
presiaent ot tne national association.
In the absen :e of Chauneev M. D
pew, Colonel Arobie Baxter, of Elmira.
ueuverea tne oration or sue aay.
J. F. M.
Distinguished People Who
Assist in the Final
Bkllefoote, Pa.. Oot. 9. Tbe main
streets of Bellefonto are literally cur
tained in black tonight and very little
business bat been traasaoted bere to
day. Every resident or tbe town feels
that in tbe death of ex-Qovernor Car tin
one and all bave lost an almost father.
Among those who have already ar
rived, are Colonel A. K. UoUlnre.
editor ot the Philadelphia Times;
Colonel William B. Mann, pro
bonotary of Philadelphia: Adjut
ant General Greenland and General
John B. Brooke, of Omaha. Judge
Craig Biddle and Morton MoMiobael,
ot Philadelphia, have been appointed
rs additional honorary pall bearers.
Tbe National Gaard will be nnder tbe
command ot Colonel BarobBeld and
Colonel Amos Mnllen will have charge
of the G. A. R. department, while
John O. Miller will have charge ot tbe
gaard of honor while the body lies in
state in tbe ooart house. While the
body lies in state the school children of
Bellefonte will marou in a body to
view it .
At the morning meeting in the court
bouse addresses will be made by Gov
ernor Pattison, Senator Wallaoe, Gan
eral Scott, Colonel MoClare, Colonel
Mann and Justioe Dean, of the state
Rev. Dr. Robinson, of the Western
Theological seminary at Allegbeny,who
was Mr. Cortin's pastor when he was
governor, will be present to assist in
tbe religious services.
Tbe floral offerings will be numerous.
The oaeket will be covered with tbe
Aug wbiob floated over the governors'
bouse during tbe war.
It is considered a notable faot that not a
conRrenelonal committee is investigating
Washington. Oct. . Fortcast
'or tattem mnnilvania. tlireat-
en in u weather and rain. inorM
ing norOieatt winds; dangttoxn gait on
ui coast, oacKxng co or(
Fall and Winter
We have now open tlie niostj
complete stock of Underwear and
Hosiery for Ladies, Gentlemeu
and Children ever shown in thia
we mention a few specials:
The Stuttgarten Sanitary Wool
In Vests, Pants, and Com
The "Wright" Health Underwear
For gentlemen. .
Special drive in GENTS' ITAT-
TJEAL WOOL and CAMEL'S
Ladies' Swiss Ribbed
In Silk, Silk and Wool and
Cashmere, Elack, White and
We call special attention to our
Ladies' Egyptian Vesta
and Pants at
25 and 50c Each.
The Best for the Money Ever Offered.
And Ladies' Combination Suits.
Our special at 1, 1.25
and 1.50 up,
Full line of Children's Goods, in
Scarlet, White and Natural.
Wool, Vests, Panto and
510 and 512 Lackawanna Aye.
Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
TELEPHONE NUMBEH 4833.
LewiSi Reiliy & Davies
Toa know bow that lively, enortratlo bov o
?our' kuooks oot his hoes. Ws'va bea
hlnklna of hint providing for him and ha
destructive energy. We hsve arKulM wear
delving ahos from 50a. upward.
Lewis, Reilly & Davie
114 WY01UNQ AVENUE.
Some people are to'anxlons to save when
buying a wat-h, thinking that a cheap watch
will do as woll as a wood ono, and that all th
difference la watohos is the price. May b
that It required a moral effort on your pari
to pay us 10 fora plain lookln butbouosl'
timekeeper, when Homebody else generall)
offers yon a gold watch for?2.5U and just for
goodness sake throws In a gold chain and.
charm. Of course It ixall a "tamo schwindlo,"
as the Jow said when be went up In the lull
loon and couldn't find the silver lining ot th
cloud. It bappoiiB every now and then that t
person sends off tor such a eold watch, getait,
and thon loses talth In watches and humanity
for ever and ever. We think it would pay
yon to call on us and soe If we have what you
want, and If we can't suit you at all ont of a
large too' of watches, why-it is time enough
then to sond out of town for a gold
W. J. Welchiel,
A08 SPItUCE ST., SCBAXTON.
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