The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 13, 1894, Image 1

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Sent Xo Representatives to Chauncey
black's Altuonu Love Feast.
But the Democratic Society lias a Convcn
tion All the Sumc und Shouts Over
a flutform Thut Is Kcully and
Truly Wdlculous.
By tho United Press.
Altooiiu, Pa., Oct. 12. Sixty-three of
the sixty-seven counties of the Keystone
state were represented at the sixth an
nual general assembly of the Demo
cratic Society of Pennsylvania here this
uf ternoon. The counties not represent
ed were: Sullivan, Pike, Lackawanna
and Wayne. The delegates numbered
about one thousand. The denunciation
of the American Protective association
was u conspicuous feat urn. The pres
ent officers of the assembly, Chauneey
P. Black, of York, president; M. J. John
E. Vornwn, Philadelphia, secretary
and Robert K. Wright, Allentownl
treasurer; were elected. In addition fif
teen vice-presidents wer? chosen. Lan
caster was selected as the place for
holding the next annual meeting. Can
didate Singerly was not present.
Summary of the Platform.
The platform endorses national and
state Democratic platforms; congratu
lates the people upon the "passage of a
fair and reasonable tariff bill" which
"relieves them from the operation of an
Infamous and cruel law. bought with
the money and devised for the benefit
of trusts and monopolies ;" points with
pride to the umended Wilson bill's "av
erage reduction of 22VL. per cent. In the
schedules covering the necessaries of
life," to "free and freer raw materials,"
to "the Immediate und universal re
vival of business and industry and the
harmonious employment of capital and
labor In profitable enterprises;" to the
re-tilling of the federal treasury, de
pleted and despoiled by the monopoly
tax party and Its insatluble private tax
eaters," to the "dawn of good times
unknown since 180," and to "a pros
perous country and hopeful people In
every section, as the natural conse
quences of Democratic legislation;" and
calls for Democrats to vote a straight
Democratic ticket. "If there is ever,"
it says, "by any mistake of the people
In olher parts of the country, to be a re
turn the stagnation and misery, private
Idleness and treasury deficiencies en
dured under the Republican, monopo
listic McKlnley law, let us hope that no
Democrat in this state will be open to
the reproach of having contributed to
the result by his neglect to vote for the
Democratic nominees."
Other Platform I'cuturcs.
. The platform indorses the Nicaragua
canal, applauds the organization of a
Democratic society of colored voters,
praises "that enlightened and distin
guished tariff reformer, William M. Kln
gerly," and concludes as follows: "The
return to executive power In Pennsyl
vania of the corrupt Republican rings
and bosses, through the election of the
servile candidates named by them,
would mark the relapse of the common
wealth buck to the shame and scandals
and notorious betrayals of the people
In the interests of grasping rings and
corporations, which disgraced every
year of their previous rule and every
session of their legislatures." A sup
plementary resolution encouraged
David B. Hill in his "manly, patriotic
and glorious struggle for Democratic
principles," and asked Democrats to
support Willllam L. Wilson In his bat
tle for re-election to congress. Resolu-
:lons of condolence on ex-Governor
2urtln's death were also passed.
President Clack, will, within a few
days, appoint an executive committee
of twenty-one.
Judge Lymuu's Kcasons for Joining the
By the United Press.
Chicago, Oct. 12. Reports are cur
rent that the erstwhile prominent Dem
ocrat, Judge Lyman Trumbull, In ap
pearing as a Populist campaign speak
er, Is carrying out port of a deep laid
scheme. It is asserted that having made
himself solid with the Populists he
hopes to be the choice for United States
senator of such representatives as that
party may succeed In electing to the
Illinois legislature.
It Is not impossible that the Populists
may hold the balance of power In the
Joint assembly, and It is claimed that
Judge Trumbull sees in such a condi
tion a chance to have himself forced
upon the Democrats as a compromise
and Frunklln MuoVeagh dropped as an
The Oil Fever in Butler County Sets the
People Wild.
By the United Press.
Butler, Pa., (Oct. 12. A town has
sprung up twelve miles from here with
in a few days. Its name is Oooperstown
and the oil fever rages there as badly as
It ever did In the first palmy days of the
When September began 200 people
dwelt there. Today there are mora
than 600. Nearly 100 oil derricks dot
the fields within u radius of half a mile,
all of which have gone up recently.
Dcuth of the Captain of the Orpheus,
Which Hun lown the Pacific.
By the United Press.
Fort Townsend, Wash., Oct. 12. Cap
tain Charles A. Sawyer Is dead. He
wus commander of the bark OrphPus
twenty years ago, when she collided
and sunk the steamer Pacific off Cape
Flattery, entailing a loss of nearly 4o0
lives and upwurds of $1,000,000 In gold
Murders His Vltlm, Sets Ids House on I-ire
and Hangs Himself.
By thd United Press.
Berlin, Oct. 12. Shoemaker Goss,. of
Schauffhausen, sent his wife and child
ren to market and then took to his
house a 17-year-old girl whom he had
He murdered the girl, hid her body,
eet tire to the house and hanged himself.
Did Not Approve of Female Minstrels liven
for Church Objects.
By the United Tress.
Calesburgr, Oct. 12. Society Is all agng
here over an attack made by Rev. O.
W. Vanosdel. In his sormon.on the local
"Four Hundred." About a week ago
some ladies, Including members of Rev.
Vanosdel's flock, gave a minstrel show
for the benefit of the Unlversalist
church. The affair was a great suc
cess In every' particular. The ladles
had their faces blackened, and also
shouted the regulation songs so com
mon to the southern negroes, and the
"nd" women wore big sparkling dla
inond pins and played tamborlne In a
that would do credit to a profes-
nouneed in strong terms such
measures fur raisin money for the
church. As a result of his sermon there
Is likely to be u breuk up in the church.
Germany to Fight Our Tariff Discrimina
tion Against Her.
By the United Press.
Berlin, Oct .12. German sugar grow
ers huve won over the government to
their support ugaliiBt the American
It Is officially announced that the
German government is determined not
to allow the United Stutes to treat Ger
many us the least favored nation In the
mutter of sugar schedule. If the Ger
man protest Is not heeded In Washing
ton, the German government will take
steps to retaliate,
Bottle of Deudly Aconite Wus Improperly
By the United Press. '
Jenklntown, Pa., Oct. 12. Peter Doyle,
a colored laborer employed at Tyson's
dairy, near here, was suffering from
crump. He found a bottle of liquid in
the stable labeled Jamaica ginger, and
took a big dose of It.
The liquid was aconite, and Doyle
died from the effects of the poison in a
short time.
Night Prowlers Steal Implements from the
Erie Tool House and Force un Entrance
Into Many Business Places.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Forest City, Pu., Oct. 12. Forest City
has again been visited by "bugaleers"
as may be observed by looking at three
different business places on Main street
and some other places in town. Their
work was done some time between 1
and 4 o clock this morning. The first
place presumably visited by these men
was the Erie tool house, from which
they procured some tools for their
work. Corey's large store house was
next entered and some ,oats ,taken.
The station Is opposite and that was
the next place for them to try their skill.
Their task was quietly done and they
observed the interior of the office, but
seeing nothing there that would satisfy
their longings they made their exit.
Leaving the "Jeff" they came up to
Main street to see what they could ap
propriate. Alexander's tailor shop was ,
entered by breaking a pane of glass out
of the front. Two new and costly suits
of clothes und an overcoat were taken.
Matey'a boot and shoe store was en
tered by breaking the glass In the door.
Some shoes have been taken, but It
cannot be accurately made known by
the proprietor how much footwear is
v ildenbeiger's jewelry store, two
doors below Matey'a, was
the next
place that attracted their
They hud the same way of entering
tins place as the previous two. Noth
ing is missing here, as most of the
valuable Jewelry had been placed in
the large safe. They left their work,
however, to be seen on the safe. The
dial on the safe was hammered off.
H. C. Ames & Co.'s bank door was
given a test, but no entrance was
made. Among the other losers H. F.
Aldrlch reports the loss of a valuable
dog. Dr. D. Dwyer's night lamp, which
was at the Forest House, was removed
and was found at Alexander's.
Three suspicious looking characters
were seen around town yesterday and
late last evening, but they have de
parted for new fields.
Commissioner Lochren's Report Goes In
to the Details of the Pension Chopping
Done in iloke Smith's Department.
By the United Press.
Washington, Oct. 12. The report of
(he commissioner of pensions for the
Iluoal year ended June ?0, states that
the number of pensioners on the rolls
June 30, 1893, wus 966,012; that during
thr year9,05 new pensioners were added
to the rolls, and 2.398 previously droned
were restored, while 37,951 have Veen
dtopped for death and other causes,
On June 30, 1S94, the number of pen
sioners upon the rolls was 9C9.544.
The number of pension certificates Is
sued during the year was 80,213 and
132, si3 claims of nil classes were re
jected. On July J, 1S94, there were un
disposed of and In different stages of
pieparatlon and advancement 619,207
claims, of which 287,209 claims are on
behalf of persons already on the rolls.
These claims are pronounced lacking In
esssentiul evidence.
Ellox, Miss., was visited by a $00,000 fire.
Strike Leader Debs has been Indicted at
Tho police of Baltimore are clearing out
the "policy" shops.
The Lakeport, Col., stage was "held
up" und robbed near Pletu station.
Two truln robbers secured $1,300 In coin
from an Overland train near Davlsvtlle,
Timothy Crawley, a Peru, Ind., ditch
digger, wus found deud, with $2,000 In his
The earliest heavy frost ever known at
Columbus, Tenn., has badly dumaged the
cotton crop.
A New York insanity expert says that
Actress Marion Munola's diseased mind
can be cured.
Two cows on the track wrecked a train
and killed three men und Injured three,
near St. Jouchln, ljue.
Kx-Scnutor Ingalls'. daughter, Ethel, is
to be married to Dr. iMwurd G. Blulr, at
Atchison. Kun., Oct. 24. , -
Drunken Martin Ylzzard stabbed his son
Thomas four times, and almost killed
him, at Wllllumsbuig, N. Y.
Judge Wilson, nt Omaha, decides that
bankrupt railroads must puy living wages
first, and dividends afterward.
Kunsus City (Mo.t police officials are
short several ihouuund dollars in license
revenue received from saloons.
Street car thieves William Sullivan and
Robert Hayes were caught stealing a dia
mond scarf pin from a passenger In Bos
ton. Delia Keegnn's $100,000 suit for breach of
promise, usulust Itussell Sage, was dis
missed In New York umlor the statute of
Three attempts to wreck trains on the
o road, near Tomahawk, Wis., the lust
V Vhlch ended In a futal smash-up, baf
n Muctlon.
Av veil-known athlete, Frederick Tur
ner, was stubbed at Vancouver, U. C, by
Oracle Irwin llowmnn, with whom he hail
been lntimute.
Chief of Police Powell, of Indianapolis,
was fatally hurt by a full from his horse
during the Knights of Pythlus parade at
Lebanon, Ind.
A 10-year-old lad, Grundy Moore, was
arrested for playing with and turning the
switch that wrecked an expres train and
seriously hurt four punsengers at Bill's
Station, Tenn.
Miss Jessie Ackerman, an "Around the
World" missionary of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union, has arrived In
Chicago after a trip of 150,000 miles, the
longest Journey ever made by a woman.
On a farm near Fort Recovery, -6.,
Ellsworth .McAfee, aged 27 years, and
William Greer, used 20 years, were burned
to a crisp In a straw mow which they
were stacking. A spark from the thresh
ing machine engine set Ore to tb straw.
They Are iMade for Campaign: fur
poses Only to Be Broken.
All Pension Claimants in Indiana to Re
celve Deceptive Letters front the Pen.
slon Office in the Hope of Cap
turing Votes of - Veterans.
By the United Press.
Washington, Oct, 12. The Republi
can cumpalgn managers charge that
the pension bureau Is now about as ac
tively engaged In the national cam
paign as are either the Republican or
the Democratic committees. The whole
clerical force of examiners are now de
voting their time to the pension claims
called up by Democratic candidates.
In the state of Indiana, there are about
16.000 claimants. The eleven Democra
tic congressmen and the two Democra
tic senators are alleged to have taken
all the names and post office addresses
of all the claimants from Indiana, who
have cases pending in the pension
bureau. These they are said to be call
ing up at the rate of two or three hun
dred per day.
In explanation of the scheme of the
Democrats, It is said they are trying to
reach every pension claimant In the
state and to Influence him by making It
appear that the Democrats are going to
give him a pension, hoping thus to ob-
tuln his vote. Great care is taken,
however, It Is said, to see that no cases
ure disposed of. They are not even to
be rejected at the time being, but are to
be held open until after the election.
Deputy .Commissioners Murphy, of
Pennsylvania, and Dell, of Illinois, are
actively engaged making speeches from
, ior Reynolds, of Pennsylvania, will put
In the last two weeks stumping for
snigeriy et ai.
Thousands of Veterans Doomed.
Captain McKee, secretary of the Re
publican congressional committee,
claims to have absolute Information
that Commissioner Lochrau has a list
of 50,000 pensioners whose names are
now borne on the rolls of the pension
office and who are marked to be
dropped or reduced. These 50,000 soldiers
are to be invited to show why the de
partment should not revise their pen
sion certificates. Thirty-five thousand
j of them al'e to receive word that unless
they convince Mr. Lochren within
thirty days that they are entitled to
I remain on the rolls they will be dropped
j entirely.
I The other 15,000 are, according to the
I Lochren method of computation, re
ceiving more pension than they are
entitled to at the present time, and they
I Will hp AllvlflOfl flint that' mnat rtnn-
vlnce me commissioner of their right to
! uraw xne pensions which they now
draw or their pensions will be reduced,
Although the 50.000 cases are ready for
action at once, Mr. McKee declares that
no movement will be mnde for thirty
days yet, because such wholesale ac'irm
on the part of the commissioner would
le lit. ely to ai'fcct votes In the coming
Sad l ute of a Englishman Who Was In
jured While Diving.
By the United Press. j
Toronto, Oct. 12. Lying hopeless on
a stretcher, paralyzed from the neck
downward, able to think and see and
speak, but not capuble of moving any
portion of his body, such is the hard
luck of R. V. S. Palmer, a young Eng
lishman, who Is to be sent home on the
Sardinian. Toward the end of July
last Palmer, while swimming at Nlag-ara-on
the Lake, took a dive in shallow
water, and, his head striking the bot
tom, he had his neck broken.
Palmer was carried into the hotel,
where it was found that the spinal col
umn, Just above the shoulders, was
broken and the cord Injured. An oper
ation was performed at once, the rag
ged edges of the broken bones being
cut awuy, but the spinal cord had been
too budly injured, und complete paral
ysis rrom tne necK downward was the
result. Palmer, on July 30, was brought
to the general hospital, where he has
been under treatment ever since. He
is completely helpless, Just able to move
his head and talk, but the trunk is
that of a dead man.
An instance is on record of a man in
Palmer's condition having lived for
thirteen years, and, as Palmer is con
ntltutlonally strong, with care his life
may be prolonged for some time.
It Has Cunscd a Mun to He Held on a
.Murder Charge.
By the United Press.
Providence, R. I., Oct. 12, The mur
der pf Emily Chumbers in u lonely strip
of woods In the town of North Scltuate,
has served as an eight days' wonder.
The mystery of It all has lent a fascina
tion to the affair which makes It read
quite like a detective story. A well
dressed woman a little under middle
age was found dead In a cart-path lead
ing Into the woods, a bullet in her heart
and her face beaten into a jelly.There
was not a scrap of paper about her to
lead to an identification. The newspa
pers published a plcturpof a locket worn
by the dead woman, and that led to her
Identification as Emily Chambers, a do
mestic, who had left her place in the
city, as she said, to get married to one
Martin Keegan.
Only one of Mrs. Chnmbers' friends
had seen Keegan, and then only once
and briefly. A small but Important
link In the chain of evidence which Is
drawing tighter and tighter around
Keegan, Is the fact that In the dead
woman's fingers were tightly clutched
several hairs which appear to have
been torn from a red mustache. Kee
gan has a red mustache. Keegan has
been arrested
Ills Mutilated Remains Vonnd Floating in
Willamette River.
By the United Press.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 12. The horridly
mutilated remain of George W. Say
ers, who has been missing since Sept.
26, were found floating in the Willam
ette river.
On the night of Say ers' disappear
ance an unknown man called at Bay
ers' home, and after some conversa
tion carried on In an undertone Sayeri
took his hat and left. This was the last
seen of him until his body was recov
Two Atlantis City Girls Have Disagree
mcnt That's Serious.
By the United Press. .
Atlantic City, Oct. 12. High Jinks
were to play here the other afternoon
In the business community of Atlantic
City near Ohio avenue, through two of
Us members, young women, one a. Jew
elry storekeeper and the other a" millit
er,' getting info a llstlo encounter
brought on by the Jeweleress objecting
to the milliner having a rubbish bonfire
4a the yard, and ended with the start-1
ling finale of the latter being dumped
uuo ine nre.
Miss Lottie Earle was the aggressor,
as it appeared when the case got into
the police court before Magistrate
Qouldey. Miss Earle' was held under
im bail by Magistrate Qouldey to ap
pear at the Circuit court to answer the
charge of assault and battery.
Annulment of llroilllan Reciprocity Ruin
ous to American Shipping,
By the United Press.
Baltimore, Oct., 12. The announce
ment through F. Chermont, the Brazil
ian consul, that after Jan. 1 next, the
reciprocity treaty, which admlted flour
and provisions from the United States
into Brazilian ports free of duty, will be
at an end, has created a big stir among
Baltimore merchants. At present there
are four regular vesels plying between
Baltimore and Brazilian ports.
Thornton Rollins said: "The annul
ment of the treaty signs the death war
rant of our trade with Brazil. I will sell
my vessel at 20 cents on the dollar If I
can get It."
Three Kentucky Water Drinkers Die
Very Great Agouy.
By the United Press.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 12. A deep and
famous well on the Ireland Stock farm
In Bourbon county, heretofore noted for
its purity, has been poisened, and its
water has killed James Rutherford,
Thomas and James Campbell, who have
for months used It.
Each victim died in great agony.
The Review of Dun a Co. Indicates That
Political Uncertainty Is Standing as a
Harrier to General Improvement.
By the United Press.
New York, Oct. 12. Business, says
Dun, Is still waiting for the develop
ment of retail trade. Wholesale deal
ers in nearly all branches are halting
becutiue retail business does not show
distinctly what It is to be. Lower
prices for the great farm staples and
lower wages In Borne establishments
hinder purchases for consumption, while
political uncertainty has some retard
ing Influence. Meanwhile large im
ports and small exports of merchandise,
with inadequate employment for money
here are raising the rates for foreign
exchange so that possibilities of gold
I exportB somewhat affect the stock mar-
Monetary movements Indicate that
the expected expansion of interior trade
has not materially slackened. The de
mand for commercial louns is weaker.
Some bankers report further withdraw
als of foreign capital and sterling ex
change is so strong thut exports of gold
are considered probable. The stock
market has been timid and Inactive.
Failures for the week ended Oct. 4
show liabilities of $1,714,27. of which
$805,885 are of manufacturing and $HH2,
391 of trading concerns. The final re
port for September shows nubilities of
only $7,307,124, of which $:j,2,'4,37:! arc
of manufacturing und $:!,710,0!i2 of trad
ing concerns. The failures this week
have been 237 against art lust year and
4$ In Canada against 42 last year.
The iron industry records a larger
production hi September than In any-
other month this year, but as prices are tiun bodies In regard to the synchro
gradually weakening, because of In- j nous movement. The proposition was
sulllclent demand for finished products, most cordially received by such men as
some works are preparing to close or ! William 12. Dodge, president of the
shorten time.
The I'uvoritcs Conduct Themselves Cred
itably on the Track.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 12. One of the
gieatest races ever trotted at Point
Breeze track was finished in the tenth
heat today. It was the 2:22 class, In
which eighteen horses started on Thurs
day. ' Plve' heats were trotted on that
dLV, Ida B. winning two.' Grace W.
Hoc-Uburn and Rodney J. one each. It
took five additional heats today to find
the winner, which finally loomed up In
In the 2.16 class in which five heats
were trotted on Thursduy, Alijandre
and James L had two heats each to
their credit, while Myrtle ft had one
heat. Alijandre came out In the best
form and could huve distanced her two
competitors If driven out. She won In
2.18. Bravado won the only heat trot
ted in the 2.19 class, and P. R. T.
finished first In the one heut decided
In the 2.29 class, both races going over
until tomorrow.
Louisiana Republicans want to hear Mc
Klnley. General Harrison's tour of Indiana be
gun amid great enlhuslusm.
Vice President Stevenson was tendered
a reception ut Rock Island, ill.
Congressman Bellamy Storcr, who has
stumped New York, says Morton will win.
The Democratic administration Is be
hind $0.5110,000 In Its cash bulunre for the
first ten duys of October.
It is sold President Cleveland will soon
declare strongly In favor of Senator Hill
for governorjtf New York.
The administration, under pressure of
adverse criticism, has called off Its of
ficial orators during this campaign.
At Philadelphia, 2.389 bules of Austra
lian, French und Turkish wool have been
Imported, free of duty, under the Wilson
bill, displacing just so much home-grown
wool. .
Congressman nines denies that he Was
paid $2,000 by the Huzurd Wire Kope works
to keep the tuiiff rates up. The News
Dealer wunts him to deny that the luce
works paid him anything.
Luzerne county, says tho Wilkos-Rurro
Record, will feel proud when, ufter next
election she will huve u representative
who, like Joseph A. Scranton, will work
and vote for the welfure of the people.
"Whnt we want today in this country,"
said Governor McKlnley yesterday, "Is to
keep wide open the door of opportunity.
We want to pursue no policy, follow no
theory or political economy, which will
debase our American citizenship nnd shut
out the young men of the country from
the highest possibilities."
Lake Erie's shores
are strewn with
During the recent storm, the govern
ment life-saving service reported thir
teen wrecks and saved seventy-eight lives
losing none '
During a terrific wind storm Thursday
night the schooner Hartford whs driven
ashore at Woodvllle, N. Y. Eight persons
were drowned.
Large quantities of wreckage are belnir
washed ashore along the .MusKiietiimetts
sound. Several vessels foundered, but no
lives were lost.
The schooner Sea Foum capsized at the
Shears In the Delaware buy on Thursday
morning. Tho captain and crew, it Is
thought, were drowned.
The schooner Henry G. Ely sunk below
Thomas Point, In the Chesapeake bay
One man was drowned; three clung to the
rigging and were rescued.
Th, 1'n 1'shter Majella came ashore
on Block Island Friday morning, bottom
up. All on bourd-the captain and C
men-are supposed to be lost.
.I1 llt14,1 "jnebme nearly blew un
Walsall, EnKland. ' un
The csar of Russia la worse,
Grund Crusade in All Churches Manned
for Year After Next.
One of the Most Far-Reuching Carnivals
of Evangelistic Effort Ever Con
templated Is to He Inaugurated
in This Country Soon.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
New Tork, Oct. 12.-Ycur after next
will witness one of the grandest "carni
vals of religion" that the world has
ever known. It will bo nothing less
than a sweeping revival In simultane
ous progress In 5,000 Protestant churches
the united Stutes. originally it wus
decided to hold these common revivals
Just before Lent, m:,, but the many dir.
Acuities that arose and the vastness of
the movement have made it necessary to
postpone it until Just before Lent, im,
but Just before this coming Lent n pre
liminary movement will be held in all
churches which have Indorsed the
movement in every city of the eastern '
seaboard Btates from Washington to
The inception of this big religious
movement had Its birth at the monthly
meeting of the Parochial Mission soci
ety or tne Protestant Episcopal church,
held last May, of which Bishop Henry j sons who pretend to be the heirs of the
U Potter la the president, when there Lord Berry, from whom the estate was
was discussed a question of a general derived, have come to the conclusion
i1" ior tne seaboard cities of the that they would like to have a part of
united States. The discussion grew these millions, and are coming to Chl
lnto the appointment of a committee cago to see about the mutter
composed of three clergymen, the Rev.
K. A. Bradley, of St. Agnes' church,
near Riverside, New York city; the
Rev. George R. Vande water, rector of
St. Andrew's church in Harlem, and the
Rev. XO. Walpole Warren, rector of Holy
Trinity, Madison avenue nnd Forty
second street. It was decided at this
conference to hold this mission If pos
sible, Just before Lent. IS!)."..
The Plun Is hnlurgcd.
The committee after a month of earn-
... ....... .1.1 .1 ...
Kuumurrmion reported a plan lor a j
movement ratner tnun a mission on the
part of the Episcopal church alone. It
was proposed by thiscommittee that nil
Christian bodies should be respectfully
Invited to undertake evangelistic work
at the same time, but along their own
special Hue. The committee drew up a
circular embodying this idea in detail,
and submitted it first to Bishop Potter.
It met with his hearty approval, and at
the request of the committee he issued
a confidential circular to all the bishops
of dioceses in which it was proposed
the mission should be held. His letter
, met with the heartiest endorsement.
i The circular had hardly reached the
' hands of tho ministers for whom it was
uuenueu wncn replies enme (inok v
buck; in all cases heartily approving
the movement. Among those who fa
vored this magnificent crusade agniiiBt
sin were the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix. of
Trinity church, and Rev. Dr. William R.
Huntington, of Grace church. While the
letters were doing their silent work
among tho ministers of the Protestant
Episcopal church, Dr. Bradley, the
chairman of the committee, wus busy I
testing the Interest of the other Chris-
Evangelical Alliance, and the Rev. Jo
slah Strong, secretary of the same so
ciety; by the president of the Young
Men's Christian association, by Colonel
Alexander S. Bacon, vice president of
the New York Young Men's Christian
association; by Commander Ballington
t.ootn. or the salvation Army, and the '
Rev. Father Doyle, editor of the Ca
tholic World, the leading Roman Ca-1
thulic paper, of this city. j
iinglish Church Army Idea. i
Through the aid of several other gen
tlemen, leading Presbyterians, Bup- '
tlsts, Methodists, Lutherans and Con-1
gregatlonalists were Interviewed and
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.i .
expressed themselves
w,,, T h I i 1
wVthMno I
delighted with the idea. Plans nre not
vet fullv matured, hut the revival Is n
tAI'tn lilt 1 nrwl It ll'lll l.d tl, latrr..4 '
gle religious movement of the century.
The English church army idea will
be followed largely. This church army
takes Into Its training home in London
plain men of Godly character, well re
commended by their rectors, and trains
them to be captains of bands in various
parishes. These bands do evangelistic
work among the masses and the lowest
orders of the people, using musical in
struments and many of the best Salva
tion army methods. In a similar house
the church army trains women to be
nurses, teachers and co-workers on
evangelistic? lines. They attempt o
solve the question of poor relief by very
wisely conducted and successful labor
homes, going a step beyond the charity
organization wood-yard Idea, by not
only giving men work, but keeping
them under contract for four months ut
least in the home, and surrounding
them with the most urgent and direct
evangelistic Influence.
There Arc KM Postmasters In New York to
l ight Hill.
By tho United Press.
Washington, Oct. 12. The DVmocra
tic campaign In New York may be more
or less embarrassed by the fact that In
109 presidential postolllces In the state.
Republican postmasters are still In
charge and controlling the local patron
age. The term of the Republican post
muster at Albany expired lust Decem
ber, but he Is still in otllce.
In a number of uthev large cities Re
publican ofilcluls remain undisturbed,
and in a majority of cases the Federal
patronage Invariably plays no small
part In elections. And this Iswhy Hill's
friends feel Bore nt Cleveland for not
turning the rascals out.
The Kivcr at Jacksonville Huns Out Fif
teen Miles from l.und.
By the United Press.
New Y'ork, Oct. 12. A singular cir
cumstance Is reported by Captain Chi
chester, of the Clyde steamer Seminole.
On the way south the steamr ran Into
fresh waler fifteen miles out at sea at
a point Just opposite the mouth of tho
river at Jacksonville. The water, which
was drawn up to the ship's decks, was
absolutely without taste of brine. .
Declares the Charge Against llitn is lluscd
1 ponjudlclul ICrror.
By the United Press.
Dresden, Oct. 12. In a circular letter,
dated Geneva. Sept. 27, Henry VU
lard protests agnlnst the charge that
he had derived $36:1,000 of Illegitimate
gains from the business of the North
ern Pacific railroad. He explains that
It was an obvious error of the judicial
Investigator, explicable by a reference
to the books, that gave rise to this un
justifiable accusation.
The master, he Bays, placed the costs
of the Manitoba branch road erron-
eously at only $4,852,571, while the ac
tual cost amounted to $5,490,500. In
concluding his letter Mr. VUlard char
acterizes the assertion that he had left
the United Btates in order to escape
being called to the witness stand as
slanderous, and declares himself ready
at any moment to obey the summons of
the court.
N'atiouul Republican League of Clubs
Opens Them in Gotham.
By the United Press.
Chicago, Oct. 12. W. W. Tracy, presi
dent of the National Republican league
clubs, returned to Chicago after spend
ing a few days in the east in the inter
est of the league ciub organizations.
Before leaving New York he arranged
for the establishment of eastern head
quarters of the league in New York
under the direction of F. B. Harper,
treasurer of the league, and in charge
of Colonel J. L. Swords, sergeant at
arms of the National committee.
Burke's Peerage Doesn't .Mention tho Ti
tle HeCluims, but That Is .Merely Burke's
By the United Press.
Chicago, Oct. 12. The news of the
adoption of A. C. Wild, a young man
of SO years of age, by Mrs. H. D. Garri
son, and of his alleged consenuent ac
cession to heirship to a title and about
$8,000,000, has stirred up a good deal
oi interest.
The stories told by Mrs. Gar-ison and
the other claimants are more or less
contradictory. Mrs. Garrison';; story
is, briefly, that Lord Berry, of England,
who died only a few years ago, had no
children, and In searching for an heir
settled upon Mrs. Garrison, the d
scendant of his aunt, Lady Mary
Berry, and her husband, James Alson.
According to Mrs. Garrison's state
ments he practically adopted her. will
ed his entire fortune to her, and ob
tained from the queen the right to
transmit his title to her. Then he died,
and Mrs. Garrison came back to Amer
ica, nut Mr. Wild and adopted him.
Thus far Mrs. Garrison seems not to
have obtained possession of the ostato.
Neither Burke's "Peerage and iinronet
age" nor his "landed gentry" mukes
the slightest mention of any Lord
Berry. This has not affected Mm. Gar
rison and her adopted son very much,
however, as the latter has his card en
graved "Allan Alson, Lord Berry."
; Supplies for China and Jupun Shipped
j from San Francisco.
By the United Press.
San Francisco. Cal.. Oct. 12.-A nor -
tion of the freight on the steamer Rio !
Janeiro, which sailed for Yokohama i
and Hong Kong, was 200 tons of pig
lead consigned to Japan. It is suppos
ed that this lead Is to bo used In the
manufacture of cartridges, It is the
largest shipment ever made to the
Orient from this port.
xiic nii-niun aiou cilllicil a IMS cnrgu
oi iwur ior japun ana cnina ana 200
tons of wheat for China. This is
the first whule wheat ever shipped to
China, as It usually goes in the shape
of flour.
Grape (irowcrs on I.ako Eric Islands Pay
Heavy Fines.
By the United Press.
Columbus. 0., Oct. 12. Dr. Sterrett,
deputy dairy and food commissioner,
has returned from Sandusky, where he
had been engaged in prosecuting the
large wine producers of the Lake Erie
Islands for adulterating their product.
Andrew Wehrle, one of tho largest of
the wine manufacturers, pleaded guilty
to two counts for sellng adulterated
wIne a"'1 failure to properly lubel the
Bame- Rnd was lln,,1 6" aid costs. The
total lles collected from the Lake Erie
'-r CrUSale COmmP"U-
The Son Loses $1,500 That Was Hidden
ruder a Moor.
By the United Press.
Sharon, Pa Oct. 12. Shortly after
the death of Mrs. John Vogan, near
Sandy Lake, two weeks ago, Greely
Vogan, an only son and heir of the de
ceased, left home. After he went the
will of the deceased was found, be
queathing $l,r00 to her son. The money
was said to be hidden under a certain
board In the kitchen.
When the house was opened for the
purpose of making a search It was
found that the flooring had been torn
up and the money stolon.
Track-Walker's l-'atal Experiment With a
Keg Damuged Powder.
By the United Press.
Elklns, Wr, Va., Oct. 12.-Churles
I Campbell, a track walker on the Dry
i Fork railroad now In course of con
struction through this locality, found a
keg of powder near one of the new tres
tles. The keg was marked "dam
aged.", To prove the truth of the label,
Campbell pried open the keg and ap
plied a lighted match to the powder.
The explosion killed Campbell and
uttevly wrecked the trestle.
Offers to Grant Japan's Requests and
Pay an Indemnity.
By tho United Press.
London, Oct. 12. It is rumored here
that the Chinese government has
opened negotiations with Japan for a
settlement of the war.
The rumor has It that China has of
fered to acknowledge the Independence
of Korea and to puy a war indemnity
to Japan.
Canada thinks mother Urltnln has given
Uncle Sum the best of the Bering sen dlB- 1
ln,ie, I
The legality of the sugar bounty repeal
has been established. -
It Is decided that Indians cannot lease
reservation lands to railroads.
The warships Maine and Texas will
carry small torpedo boats on their decks.
Secretary Hoke Smith denies that 50,000
pensions are to be cut off, after election.
William B. Smith, an engraving bureau
employe, Is charged with stealing 2jv,000
two-cent stumps at Iona, Miss.
CharlcB Garrett, the Lebanon wife mur
derer, has been captured at Columbus, O.
Allen Mowle, of West Bethlehem town
ship, Washington county, was severely
burned while trying to remove his tlve-months-old
bnlie from his burning home.
The child perished.
Showers; slightly, warmer.
The only place where you can. get
your umbrella re-covered while you
wait. One who discards a hand
some umbrella handle, one to the
form and symmetry-of which
possibly he lias become attached
and an entirely perfect frame, sim
ply because the cover has become
torn or has worn Into unsightly
holes does not, what is done iu
three cases out of four, but the
most uatural thing, which is,
destroy It. The cause of tills sort
of wastefulness heretofere hu ex
euse which never can be urged
again has been, entirely due to
the trouble and expense of having
a new cover put on the old frame.
Xo one thinks of the umbrella
until It is needed, the holes in it are.
only remembered when it rains.
But if the careful owner give heed
to its condition the trouble of ilml
ing a reliable repairer and tho
usual cost of the job are such as to
deter one from a repetition of the
experiment. The average travel
ing umbrella mender is the most
monumental of delusions, his work
is only too apt to leave theuiuber
ella much the worse for his atten
tion. in our patent adjustable umberella
cover we have an invention that
forever removes all excuse for this
waste of good handles and frames
and does so in a practical, direct
way that cannot fail to commend
itself to the most exacting. This
cover is so constructed of such
sizes, shapes and qualities that no
matter what the fruine nor what
the taste of its owner, a suitable
cover may be bought for from j5c.
to $3.00, and they are so construct
ed that the least practical person
can adjust It in few minutes and
have an umbrella in every par
ticular as good as new. No novel
ty in the umbrella trade put upon
the market in the lust decade has
met with such immediate success
as has this adjustable cover of
which we have the ole agency
for this city.
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! U1U illlll 01Z iHRKRWRnnR A VP.
Wholesale and Retail.
313 Spruce Street,
Telephone, No. 4833.
Yon know how that lively, energetic, buj"
of yours knocks out his shoes. We'va
been thinking of him providing for him
and his destniolve energy. We have u
regular wear-defying shoe from Soo. up
114 Wyoming
I Some people are too anxious to save
When buying a watch, thinking that a
I?e.aPk')Ul'f w'n " we" "f ood one,
thut all the difference In watches Is
tut? i'iiuu. hihv un iiim 11 reumren r
moral effort ou your part to pay us $10 for
a plain looking hut honest tlmekeencr.
When somebody else generally offers you
a gold watch (or UM and Just for good
ness sake throws in a frold chain und
charm. Of course It Is ull u "tnmo
schwlndle." as the Jew said when he wmit
up In the balloon nnd couldn't tlnd the sil
ver lining of the cloud. It happens every
now and then that a person sends off for
a gold watch, rets It, and then loses faith
Liu watches and humanity for ever end
ever, vie inins it would pay you to ran
on us and see If we have what you whiiI,
and if we can't suit you at all out of a
large stock of watches, why It Is time
enough then to send out of town for a $2.M
gold watch.
408 Sprues Street