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SCRANTOK, PA., MONDAY MOKNTNG, OCTOBER 15, 1894.
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REED'S ELOQUENCE THRILLS
The Brilliant Ex-Speaker Addresses
.un Enormous Audienee in Gotham.
WIT, RIDICULE AM) WISDOM
Certainty la the Paramount Need of the
Business World Today, But There
Can Be No Certainty AVhlls
Jy the United Press.
New York, Oct. 11
Gotham never had a more enthusias
tic Republican gathering than was that
which last night made Cooper union
reverberate with cheers for Tom
Reed. He roused the crowd to a frenzy
of enthusiasm that shook the building.
Every, form of noise-making at the
command of a crowd was put in use.
Men not only stamped and yelled, and
clapped and howled, but they ham
mered the pillars with umbrellas and
canes; they blew horns and tooted
whistles and sung songs, and produced
such an overwhelming clamor that
even the stolid policeman, accustomed
as they were to outbursts of enthusil
nam, were astonished.
Among the many bright things Tom
Reed said were these: "Mr. Evarts,
in one of those brilliant sayings which
have so often lighted up a life of dig
nity and honor, declares that the wis
dom of mankind after 6,000 years has
discovered no better method of admin
istering justice than to set two men on
opposite sides, each charged with the
duty of exaggerating the merits of his
side and perhaps abusing the other.
(Cheers and laughter.) Hardly any
better method has ever been discovered
for governing the world than by polit
ical parties who set up political speak
ers to chant the praises of their own
and denounce the vices of their - ene
mies. "I have been In the habit fo.r some
years of speaking of the Democratic
party in terms which seemed to me
to be Just, but which the members of
It have not found entirely satisfactory,
and yet I never dreamed of using words
about the party or Its chiefs which
have been shouted In speeches by great
Democrats from Maine to Texas and
Italicized in much letter writing by
a great and esteemed public function
ary. I should never have dreamed of
charging the senate of the United
States, though of another political
party, with 'perfidy and dishonor.'
and yet that Is only a portion of the
epithets which were chosen by the chief
magistrate of thelrown selection. When
1 saw Senator Gorman In the senate
with uplifted right hand, successfully
call witness after witness to prove that
their party chief had beguiled them
into the passage of the very bill he so
bitterly denounced, I thought how far
short In the last campaign I had fallen
of describing the actions liable to re
sult from the supremacy of the party
to which I was opposed.
Not a Calamity How ler.
"I will draw no picture of idle mills,
silent machinery, 'men 'without work,
money without employment, capital un
used and labor wasted and lost with
each day's setting sun. That picture
Is too familiar to you all. Nobody can
charge this fairly to the terms of the
tariff which now exists any more than
they can to the tariff which used to ex
ist. What caused all this disaster ev
erybody knows who has any business
sense. It was the utter uncertainty,
the appalling doubt as to what would
nappen to us; wno couia Dulia on
shifting sands? During all the time
that the so-called house bill was pending
men could only fear the worst; for the
house bill was about the worst thing
which the unwisdom of man ever de
vised In these late years of Christian
civilization. This bill went to the sen.
ate, many a Democrat voting for it, not
because he believed In It, but because
the senate would make It- nearer de-
cency and fltness. Well, what are we
to do? We must bring about certainty.
But where are we to get it? In the
"So long as Mr. Cleveland stays In
power the evil cannot be rectified.
What, then, remains, not for the Repub
lican party or the Democratic party,
but for the people of the United States
to do? Do we want certainty or un
certainty from now to 1896? Business Is
not gambling. It tries its best to take
no chances. What H demands more
and more every year Is certainty. What
then shall the business world do to pro
cure certainty as the basis of Its future
action? ' It is not necessary in order to
arrive at a proper conclusion to discuss
or decide which party Is the best or
, which party Is worst. Would the suc-
oess of the Democratic party this fall
produce certainty? Let us see what
they say for themselves.
Compliments to Prof. Wilson.
"If the leaders He ybu would not want
to trust them. If they tell the truth you
can find no rest for the soles of your
feet on any Ararat. The Democratic
chairman of ways and means, who was
a leader under the Demqcratlc senator
from Maryland, who stripped him of his
armor and dragged him about the walls
or Troy; declared before the house ad.
journed. amid the cheers of rem,
that the fight was but begun. He has
tenea uuck to nis constituents In West
Virginia to reiterate the same notes,
crossed the lifting waters to proclaim It
again to the British, and, refreshed by
that touoh of his mother earth, vibrated
back to renew his declaration. Surely
he does not mean peace and quietness.
Nor has he the slightest idea of the
value thereof. Mr. President wrlteB to
Mr. C&tchings that this Is only the
vantage ground for a new attack; Mr.
Mills declares that only the citadel has
been carried and he Is going back for
the rest of the town. These men seemed
backed up by nil the official Demo
cratic power. The Democratic press
seems with them. It does look ka if the
only men in the Democratic party who
have any disposition to try their own
work were the senators from Maryland,
Ohio and New Tork, and New Jersey,
and they are being hooted at in all
Democratic conventions In the United
States, and where, as in Ohio, they were
not maligned In set terms, the presiding
officer proolatms the doctrine of 're
newed war of 'vantage ground for new
attack,' and such like unwholesome ad
"It la pretty evident, then, to any sen
sible man that quiet and certainty are
npt to be hoped lor in Democratic suc
cess. Let the Tariff Alone.
Qn th other hand, the Republicans
are placed In such a position that .they
must for the next two years give to
business that certainty which It must
have to do anything successfully. We
could .not make any change for the bet
ter from our ' point of view, because
Cleveland and the senate would oppose;
We certainly should not do anything to
make the tariff worse, for that is con
trary to our principles. , '
"There is another fixed fact la the
land besides the senate bill, which Is
law, and that is that Grover Cleveland
is, unfortunately, president and, of
course, during his term there will be no
change for the better, for he Is worse
than his party In that respect
To sum It all up in a word, this appeal
to business men, and by business men I
mean almost all, the people, Democracy
promises war on business certainly,
while the Republicans must give you
rest. We do not promise you prosper
ity, for these conditions are not of our
choosing. We do not recognize the
senate bill, it Is not of our enacting.
But It Is very certain that If there is any
good in It, the only way to get at it is to
give it a chance. Of course, business In
this country must revive to some small
degree If we can have peace, it cannot
stay where it is now unless American
enterprise Is dead, and that can never
be. We shall have struggles over wages
and lessened proQtB and Increased com
petition to contend with and whatever
failures to protect there are in this bill
will find themselves out. That much
hurt will come, that wages will ' not
again reach their former level I do not
doubt. But we shall learn at the costly
school of experience and perhaps learn
enough to pay for the cost of tuition."
The Crowning Glory of our Government Is
That It Gives Every Mun a Chance, But
Democratic Legislation Is Taking That
Chance Away. -
By the United Press.
Indianapolis, Ind Oct. 14. General
Harrison spoke at Huntingburg yester
day. In part, he said: "The great glory
of our American Institutions Is that
they give every man a chance. They do
not put any weights on him. They open
the contests of life broadly for him,
and they equip him for It by the magni
ficent provisions which our common
we take advantage of these opportuni
ties or neglect them largely depends on
ourselves, but after all this is said
everybody must admit that the legisla
tion of the national government upon
several important subjects has a direct
bearing upon the prosperity of the peo
ple. "What is the tariff question, after all?
II Is In Its essence this question, whether
we will retain tour own markets so far
as we can, so that the things we wear
shall be made by American hands in
America, or whether we will so frame
our tariff that the things we wear shall
De made by English hands In England
or by German hands in Germany. I do
not aouDt at an that if we' were to re
duce wages In the United States to the
same level that prevails In Eurooean
countries we could produce many things
in competition with them; but all these
worklngmen with us are citizens, they
are all voters, they are the men upon
whom our Institutions rest, and we can
not afford to have a great class of de
spairing men who live in poverty all
tneir lire and die without any hope In
their hearts.. If we are to have men
upon whom repugllcan Institutions can
safely rest, if we are to have men who
In time of war will bring strong arms
and courageous hearts to the defence of
the flag and the Constitution, we must
have a population that are living com
fortably; we must have homes that have
hope as an abiding guest. These protec
tive duties tend to that end. '
"I do not say that the tariff Is the
only 'thing that Influences the price of
wheat,-or the price of anything else.
That would be an exaggeration. The
disadvantage the farmer Is under is
that he does 'not know how many
acres of wheat other farmers are going
to sow this year. He cannot tell what
the foreign harvests will be. These
things affect favorably or unfavorably
the prices, but the point I want
make Is that the sells 95 per cent, of all
to muke Is that the farmer sells
95 per cent, of . all the produce of
his ' farm at home, and that
Is the market he wants to look
after, If men are getting good
wages they will live well. We may
think a man will eat .about so much
bread every year anyhow, but In that
we are greatly mistaken. This past
year has shown how largely the buy;
lng power of our people has been re
duced by reason of the fact that so
many were out of employment and
thler wages cut off. I leave you the
thought this morning that, as farmers,
as merchants, as workmen In these
mines and fact6rles that are scattered
through your country, we want to pre
serve, a class of workmen with wages
enough to live comfortably and wages
enough to lay by a little for old age
and to give the children a little better
chance than the father had. If we can
do that, nothing can shake the sure re
pose of this grand republic we love;
Its people will be happy and contented
and the land full of prosperous
General Harrison returned borne last
night. He was absent only two days,
but '.during that ttlme be addressed
twenty-one audiences, aggregating
about 60,000 people, and his speeches,
taken together, reach a total of 66,
000 words. The Journey covered
Senator Gorman will formulate a de
fense, to be delivered at Baltimore.
Ex-Speaker Klefer formally announces
that he will be a candidate for governor
Ex-Speaker Tom Reed will speak at a
Republican moss meeting at Lebanon, Pa,,
an Nov. 2.
In one week Governor MeKlnley trav
eled 2.4S3 miles, made forty speeches and
"did" five states.
Virginia Republicans are sure of elect
ing two congressmen and claim they will
elect three or four. , -
Ohio now has ten Democrats In congress.
It looks as If after election she will need
to be content with five.
On account of free silver, F, J. Scott, a
life-long Toledo Republican, has gone
over to the Democracy.
Louisiana Democrats concede that the
Republicans will elect three congressman,
owing to the sugar planters' bolt.
Free Trader Tom Johnson, who mis
represents the Cleveland. O., district. in
congress, aspires to the presdency, It Is
Four years ago E. J. Howard, of Mid-
fllesboro, Ky., was the Democratic can
dldate for congress; now he supports Col
son, the Republican nominee.
Democratic national oommtteemen are
wondering now they can replenish the de
pleted campaign treasury without run
ning afoul of the civil service commis
Because the Republicans are opposed to
free sliver coinage, Alfred Skeels, secre
tary, and A. H. Flood, treasurer, of the
Republican league, or Colorado, have re
signed and will support the Populist nom
Colonel Brecklnrdge, the Kentucky rep
rebate, stung by his suspension from
church, delivered a speech raking Owens,
his successful Democratic rival, fore ana
aft. Republicans nope to carry the dis
trict. . The Democrats of the Eighth Massa
chusetts district have nominated Charles
A. Conant for congress. Mr. Couant Is a
well-known newspaper man, and has for
several years been a Washington corre
Young George B. McClellan, a son of
the famous general, will succeed Bourke
Cockran in congress, ii Tammany can
elect him. Cockran was turned down by
Oroksr. Dunuhv. Tim Camubell and John
Us. win warner are ojso out in ne eoi
TURNED THEENGINE LOOSE
After Looting the Express Car, Des
peradoes Leisurely Divide Booty,
ALMOST A FRIGHTFUL CRASH
The Virginia Train Bandits Have Not Been
Found, as Yet, But Large Reward
Are Offered for Their Approhcu.
slon-The Leader Known.
By the United Press. .
Washington, Oct. 14,
There Is every reason to suppose that
the leader of the gang which perpe
trated the bold train robbery at Acqula
Creek, Va., on Friday night, has been
Identified. He (is George Carter, a
former resident of the neighborhood, an
ex-convlct of Sing Sing, a railroad en
gineer and a man who has been as
sociated with many scenes of robbery
and bloodshed. Carter, in all respects,
resembles the man who fired the shot
through the door at the express mes
senger, and subsequently threw the
stick of dynamite and shattered the
sides of the Adams express car and
made the robbery easy.
Carter was sentenced to a seven years'
term of imprisonment in Sing Sing In
1898 for robbing the house of the super
intendent of Bluckwell's Island. This
was purely a malicious act on his part
In revenge for some Injuries he consid
ered he had received from the superin
tendent while confined upon the Island.
He escaped from Sing Sing, as he had
previously escaped from one of the Vir
ginia Jails where he had been Impris
oned awaiting trial for burglary. In
dictments are also pending against him
in other parts of Virginia and In Penn
sylvania. In short he Is known as one of
the most desperate crlmlnuls, fully com
petent to organize and carry out a rob
bery on the audacious character of that
perpetrated on Friday night, and beside
he had a full knowledge of the locality.
How the Deed Was Dons. '
The supposition is that he associated
with himself some one familiar with
the manipulation of matters In the
Adams express car. His own experi
ence as a railroad engineer enabled
him to do the rest, with the assistance
of three or four to stand on the bank
of the selected cut and go through the
usual process of firing Winchesters in
the air and terrifying the passengers.
The railroad regulations require the
train to come to a dead stop Just be
fore crossing Acqula bridge .It was un
doubtedly here that two of the bandits
boarded the train Just back of the ten
der, and, after the train crossed the
bridge, crawled over Into the cab and
at pistol's point compelled the engineer
and fireman to stop the train.
Their four associates were already
In ambush. At the point selected was
a. i deep cutting. This was so steep
on the side next the river as prac
tically to enclose the train and on the
other side- sufficiently steep to shut out
the light. Consequently although else
where the full light of the moon was
shining, in the spot ch.vien by the rob
bers absolute darkness prevailed.
About a trifle from' the point where the
robbery was committed was a road lead
ing to the Potomac river and afford
ing a ready. escape by boat to Mary
land. . . - The Engine Turned Loose.
The robbers undoubtedly stopped the
engine at this spot, threw open the
throttle and turned It loose, expecting
it would run to some other train and by
a general wreck prevent pursuit, and
then at their leisure proceeded by the
light of the moon to divide their plun
der and escape In different directions.
The original report that a single man
saw the flying engine coming aloi g the
track and telegraphed to Quantlco to
look out for it is incorrect The engine
was rushing Into Quantlco station un
announced at the rate of a mile a min
ute when a switchman named O'Leary,
by a happy Instinct, Instantly seized the
switch bar, threw the target over and
set the engine dashing up a steep grade
Into a coal dump, where it smashed
three or four coal cars and up-ended
Itself in a miraculous and picturesque
But for his presence of mind the en
gine which the robbers had tumef
loose would nave oasnea into uie ai
toona express, which was then standing
at the station with over 300 passengers
on board, many of whom would un
dubtedly have been kllledd.
Big Rewards Offered.
The governor ot Virginia has of
fered rewards for the arrest of the rob
bers, and it Is understod that the gov
ernor of Maryland will co-operate.
Application was made by the governor
of Virginia to the authorities ot the
District of Columbia, but Inasmuch as
the crime was not perpetrated In the
district, the commissioners are without
power to offer a reward, but nave as
sured Governor Oferrall that In every
other way they will co-operate to the
FREE TRADE ADVOCATES.
Will Swing Around the Circle at the Close
of the Campaign.
By the United Press.
erary for the second week's tour of
Pennsylvania by the Democratic state
candidates was perfected today. The
schedule reads: Leave Philadelphia
Monday, Oct. 29, at 8:50 a. m., stopping
for day receptions at Lancaster and
Columbia, with night meetings at York,
Carlisle and Gettysburg.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, day receptions at
Reading, Pottsvllle, Tamaqua, Maha
noy City, Shenandoah ,and night meet
ings at Reading, Pottsvllle and Shen
andoah. Wednesday, Oct. 31, day re
ceptions at Allentown, Bethlehem,
South Bethlehem, Easton, and night
meetings at Allentown, Easton and
Stroudsburg. Thursday, Nov, 1, duy
reception at Mauch Chunk, Hazleton,
Weatherly, White Haven, Wllkes-Barre,
Plttston and Scranton. Saturday, Nov.
3, closing demonstrations in Philadel
phia. PROTECTION WINS.
Belgium, Under the Plural Voting System,
Sustains the Government.
By the United Press.
Brussels, Oct. 14. Bfelglum hold to
day its first election under the new plan
of lpural voting. - A heavy vote was
polled, inasmuch as the failure to vote
Involves a penalty.
. The Clerical party, which has been In
power for twelve years, made great
gains. It will probably maintain its
present plurality of 36 votes over the
Liberal party In the house of represen
tatives. This result Is foreshadowed in
the meager returns now In. It Is a pro
RELIEF FOR THE DOG.
West Sldors Want It to Enjoy the Benefit
of Trolley Parties.
' This evening the board of . trade
'West Side urging the TraoUon Corn-
street cars.' Mr. Beetem, the general
manager, has been approached by some
ardent supporters of the gun who have
Impressed upon him" the great incon
venience folllowlng his order prohibit
ing the carrying of dogs and have sug
gested that dogs should be permitted
on the front platform In charge of the
owner or responsible person and that a
charge be made for the canine passen
Mr, Beetem said .that owing to a case
In New York where a pussetiger was
bitten by a pet dog while In the street
car the company was held responsible,
hence they were compelled to make the
new rule in Scranton.
The West Side huntsmen allege that
It Is unreasonable to compel them, to
walk in the morning from Hyde Park to
the Erie and Wyoming station and trav
erse the distance again in the even
ing when tired after a hard day's sport
and loaded with the lnevltuble bag of
TRAINS MEET AT A CROSSING.
Fifteen Excursionists Are Seriously In
jured and Forty Thousand . Dollars
Worth of Railroad Property Is De
stroyed. By the United Press.
New Orleans, Oct. 14. Nothing but a
miracle prevented one of the most hor
rible railroad accidents in the history of
Louisiana today. As it is about fif
teen people were more or less Injured
and $40,000 worth of railroad property
destroyed. The wreck was at the Junc
tion of the Louisville and Nashville and
New Orleans and Northwestern tracks,
about two miles from the city, and oc
curred just before 8.30 o'olock. The
colliding trains were the Lousvllle and
Nashville excursion and the East Louis
iana Covington excursion trains. Both
trains were completely filled With pleas
ure seekers bound for the Lake Coast
resorts or the Pine lands of St. Tam
The most seriously Injured are R. H.
Holmes, New Orleans, leg and arm
broken and Internal injuries; Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Willie, Chicago, both bruised
on the head, badly; Mrs. Julia Molrer.
left shoulder fractured and head cut;
Mrs. A. L. Gauce, left side and head
gashed, may die; Robert Carr, com
pound fracture of the right leg, frac
tured wrist and gash on right temple,
The engine of the Nashville and Louis
ville train stopped before reaching the
crossing, and blew the warning whistle
that he was going ahead and received
no response.' He started Ahead and then
saw the East Louisiana train bearing
down on him at a good rate of speed.
It was too late to think of stopping and
reversing, so he opened the throttle and
tried to get over the crossing before the
Other train reached him. He failed in
his efforts and the other train struck
The East Louisiana engineer claims
that the air brakes refused to work, and
that when he found that it was impos
sible to avoid a collision, he and his lire
man Jumped, the latter being the first
to leap from the cab. T. P. Simpson,
engineer of the East Louisiana train, is
under arrest, charged with criminal ne
gleot , .
RESULT OF TWO DRINKS.
Edward Moore Loses His Clothes and All
- of Ills Cash. - ..- ,v. -.
By .the United Press.-
New York, Oct. 14. pdward Moore,
71 years old, of Pltton Ferry, Luzerne
county, Va., walked Into the Leonard
Street Police station this morrnlng
bleeding from a scalp wound on the
head. He said he arrived In Jersey
City early Saturday night from Pit
ton Ferry. He crossed the ferry to this
city where he made the acquaintance
of "two friends." He said he had two
drinks and then he knew nothing
more until this morning, when he found
himself on the river front In a strange
Bult of seedy clothes.
Moore said that when he arrived in
New York city he had $71, and when he
looked for it this morning he found
only 6 cents.
A charter has been granted to the Davis
Coal company, of Sunbury, capital $20,Ouo.
Firebugs destroyed a large barn belong
ing to John Henery, at Lock township,
It Is complained br Hnrrlsburgers that
the flag over the state capltol building is
a disgrace to the commouweuun.
Groans attracted passers-by to John
Bchwears, at Shartlesvllle, who had cut
his threat, and a doctor saved his life.
The Associated Press report of a secret
meeting of the state grauge at warns
burg Oct. I ww a "fake7' pure and simple,
The twentieth annual convention of the
Womao's Christan Temperance union of
Pennsylvania, In session in the Tempie
Baptist church. Philadelphia, decided to
have legislative candidates interviewed
as to their standing on the temperance
question, and to push the work of the ami
cigarette league In the publtc schools.
SPORTS IN BRIEF.
Brandywlne won the Nursery stakes at
Morris fork, baturoay.
The Sunderland, England, foot ball team
Will visit the United States In April next.
The governor of New Mexico says he
will tolerate no prize lighting ui mat ter
ritory. On Saturday, Harvard's foot ball team
defeated the Orange Athletic cJUD eleven,
n 10 u.
M. F. Dlrnberger Is of the opinion that
a mile can be made with a bicycle with
gooa pacing in 1.4a.
Either Acton or Waters will play left
guard for Harvard, If none of the new
men tried at that point show up strong
Two New Orleans matchmakers are In
New York trying to fix an early light be
tween Carbett and Fltzslmmons In the
Zimmerman and a company of French
and English cyclers will race every night
during Thanksgiving week at Madison
Square garden, New York.
Mclnerney won the wrestling cham
pionship of England, catch-as-catch-can
style, from Donaldson, of Scotland. The
title had $5,000 attached to It.
L. B. Stoddart, of New York, won the
amateur golf championship of the United
Staes at Yonkers, N. t., defeating Arch
ibald Rogers and C. B. McDonald, of
Yule" beat Lehigh at foot ball Saturday,
at New Haven, iH to 0; and Cornell, at
Ithaca, bested Lafayette by the same
score. The Princeton-Columbia game at
Washington was prevented by rain.
The Pennsylvania 'varsity eleven de
feated the Georgetown college team at
Philadelphia Saturday. 40 to 0. Murphy,
of this city, played full back for George
town; and Gelbert, left half back for
The selection of the date and place for
the annual Yale-Princeton game still re
mains unsettled. Captain Trenchard, of
Princeton, will hold out for Thanksgiv
ing Day and Manhattan field as long as
possible. Trenchard feels that If Prince
ton should consent to Yale's request that
the game be played on Dec. S it would be
too great a concession for a champion
team to make.
Captain Montague Martin, the bridge
jumper, was prevented by the plolce from
Dumping off the 165-foot Poughkeepsle
irldge. Captain Martin Is the Knglloh
inan wbo achieved fame by jumping from
the Alexandria bridge In India In regula
tion uniform of the Fourteenth Bengal
lancers, firing his gun as he descended
ninety-five feet to the water, and remov
ing all of his accoutrements before swim
MASKED MENJXACT BOOTY
Door of Milo Guernsey's House Broken
Down by a Battering Ram.
AGED COUPLE HELD AT BAY
With Revolver at Uls Head, the One-
Armed Keeper of a Toll tiate Is
Mude to Witness the Spolia
tion of Ills Property.
Special Correspondence of The Tribune.
' . Hallstead, Pa., Oct. 14.
, One: of the most cowardly and das
tardly crimes ever committed In this
section of the country was committed
last night between the hours of 1 and 2
o'clock; Four masked men entered the
house of Mllo Guernsey, by cutting the
screen door and taking a heavy plank as
a battering ram, and breaking in the
Mr, and Mrs. Guernsey were aroused
by the noise, and before Mr. Guernsey
had hardly made the attempt to get out
of bed one of the desperadoes hit him on
top of the head with a heavy club, in
flicting a deep wound, and told them to
be quite or they would blow his brains
out and burn the house.
They then lit three lamps. All had re
volvers. One stood over the bed of the
aged couple, one at the door, and the
other wo , proceeded to ransack the
house, They procured $100 In money, a
silver watch and a silver napkin ring.
They then left saying;
. "We have got you, old man."
: Mr. and Mrs. Guersey live at the end
of the bridge that spans the river be
tween Great Bend and Hallstead, and
collect the toll for the Bridge company.
They are very highly respected and
command the esteem of all for their
integrity and Just dealings. Mr. Guern
sey has but one arm, having lost the
other many years ago by an accident.
A reward of $50 has been offered for
the capture of the robbers.
SHE CONFESSED MURDER.
Mrs. Clarence Robinson Declares That
She killed Lawyer Montgomery Glbbs.
By the United Press.
Cleveland, O..Oct. 14. "Clarence Rob
inson did not do it. Let. him go. It
was I who committed- the murder. I
Kiuea- Montgomery ijibbs." This was
the statement made In .the matron's
room of the central police station this
morning by Sarah Roblnsn, the wife
of Clarence .Robinson, alias. Moses
Stone, who was found guilty of burg,
lary. v ' . ,
On Saturday night about midnight.
April 28, Montgomery Glbbs, a well
Known young lawyer of Buffalo, was
found bleeding and dying on Delaware
avenue. In that city. A bullet hole
was found In his head.- An 'ambu
lance Was quickly summoned, but the
lawyer diedi without regaining con
sciousness. Glbbs had been visiting a
friend on Main street and was on his
way home. The police of Buffalo have
been working on the crime ever since.
Oibbs was single, and (all sorts of
theories were advanced, the motive ot
robbery being furthest from the minds
of the police department.
Clarence and Sarah lioblnson were
the managers and proprietors of a
minstrel show. The company was
travelling through small towns last
winter and early in the spring, and
finally at Jamestown, N. Y., the com
bination went to pieces. Thut was two
weeks before the pair went to Buffalo,
The murder was done for the pur
pose of robbery, the Robinsons being
without food or. money. . ,
CLOAK MAKERS ORGANIZE,
They Will Not Compromise with the
By the United Press.
New York. Oct. 14. All the leading
cloak and cloth manufacturers sixty'
three firms In this city, held a meeting
today at the Fifth Avenue hotel, at
which they discussed the strikes, and re
solved not to take any action toward a
compromise or to sign any agreement,
or to confer with the strikers.
The demands of the Btrlkers, they
claim, are unreasonable. The manu
facturers will meet again tomorrow.
Two Jforinon Apostles Arc Treated to
Pitch and Plumes.
By the United Press.
Centertown, Ky., Oct. 14. Elders
Freeman and Mercer, Mormon mis
sionaries who have converted fifty peo
ple In hls vicinity, mostly women, to
their faith, were visited by a party
of indigent citizens at 1 o'clock Fri
day morning and given a coat of tar
The two were then ordered to leave
at once, which they promised to do.
SMOTHERED IX LARD.
Missing Infant Is Discovered by Its Feet
By the United Press.
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 14. Thomas C.
Smith, a colored Infant, was missed.
The neighborhood was searched and
the well dragged. Finally two little
feet were discovered peeping out of
the top of a lard bucket, which was half
The child had tottered to the bucket
and fallen In headforemost.
BABY'S ENORMOUS HEAD. '
It Was Large as a Half-Bushel Measure
When the Infant Died.
By the United Press.
Heading, Pa., Oct 14 The 1-year-old
son of Oeorge Bell, of Monocacy, died
of a peculiar disease. Immediately after
birth the child's head began to swell,
until the time of death it measured
fifty-two Inches In circumference.
The usual size of the head of a child
of that age Is fifteen inches.
THE GROUND ON FIRE.
Carious Phenomenon In the Little Iowa
Town of IlornecK.
By the United Prens.
Sioux City, la., Oct. 14. The ground
near - the - little, town of Horneck,
twenty miles from this city, is burn
ing, and an area of 320 acres Is covered
with ashes. Five years ago this land
was the bed of a swamp. It has since
been dralrred. Part of it has been under
cultivation and the rest has been used
for hay land.
The fire was first seen In June, and
heavy rains sjnee have failed to ex
UDgUlsh It. "
TWO BLOCKS BURNED.
The Business Portion of Chester Hill Is
By the United Press.
Zanesvllle, O., Oct. 14. The business
portion of Chester Hill In Morgan coun
ty, is In ashes. . At an early hour this
morning the two best blocks in the
town were destroyed.
The business houses Include two hard
ware stores, one ware room, two gro
ceries, one very large general store.
Jewelry store, tailor shop, hotel, drug
store, furniture store, millinery store,
Masonic and Odd Fellows' halls, bar
ber shop, planing mill and eight dwel
ling houses. The total loss Is estimated
at $50,000,; Insurance, $15,000. The origin
of the tire is unknown.
Ex-Senator Palmer, of Michigan, Is 111.
Vice' president Howard, of the Ameri
can Railway union, hud a Pullman pass.
Wheat on Friday, In New York, sold
for Gtift cents, the lowest price on record
One of the oldest clippers,' the Titan,
Is drifting, a wreck, in the Gulf ot Mex
ico. Mrs J. B. Lehmillcr, who was murdered
at yulncy, la., had her life insured for
The next convention of tho Brother
hood of St. Andrew will be held at Louis
A land feud at Greo Cove Sorlnirs. Fla..
ended in William Chestnut shooting John
The congress of colored Catholics has
warmly indorsed Ma Wells' nntl-lynch-ing
Thieves Btole $15,000 In stocks, bonds and
money from P. J. Opp's opera house at
Thomas Bailey Aldrlch! the uoet. and
ex-Mayor Pierce, of Boston, ure on their
way to visit tno orient.
Julius Pltschs, aged & years, of Yonk-
erB, N. Y., blew bis brains out while rid
ing In a huck at New York.
For robbing a man of 15. John Jov whs
sentenced at San Francisco by Judge Wal
lace to imprisonment tor me.
Airs. Sarah G. Inniss. of Columbus, was
probably the first woman In Ohio to reg
ister to vote under the new law.
By removing roils near Denver, train
robbers tried to wreck the Santa Fe ex
press, but a farmer gave warning.
Governor Tlllmnn, of South Carolina.
pays 20 cents per gallon for information
of the whereabout of contraband liquor. ,
For wrecking: a train at flattie Creek
during the Debs strike, John Bodwlge
has Just ben arrested at Argentine, Mo.
In a barroom auarrel. at Dallas. Tex..
H. S. Dodge, son of the Windsor hotel
proprietor, was shot dead by T. E. Mor
rison. An assassin in ambush shot Joe Clem-
mons dead In a boat on a Ktsslmee (Flu.)
luke, and his son was arrested on kum
plclon. Embezzlement of $9,000 from the Ar
mour Pucklng company, at New York,
caused the arrest of J. F, Adams, book
A self-directed bullet ended the life of
W. B. Klmerhorst. president of the St.
Lawrence Sugar Refining company, ot
For the murder of two men. Ames My-
son and Jackson Hicks, colored, were
hanged from the some beam, at Union
Springs, Ala. ' ,
Attemntln to canture an Infuriated elk.
escaped from the city park, Richmond,
ind.. Lewis LoseouKemper was DrobaDly
On a trolley car Charles Smith and Liz
zie Schwab, of Bronxvllle, N. Y.', es
caped from Papa Schwab, and were' mar
ried at, -New York, r ; . , ,
. The British steamship ling Suey brought
Into New York bay, early Saturday morn
ing, the dismasted Yankee schooner U.
R. Woodside, which got caught in the
West Indian swirler on Wednesday and
Thursday; The Woodside, had a terri
ble experience, but no lives were lost.
- George Hanker, the American wheel
man, won the grand prize of Paris at the
bicycle races yesterday. The prize Is a
work of art valued at 2.OH0 francs, to
which the city council add 750 francs and
a gold medal.
Decamp, McConnel and King, found
ftillty by a Jury at Ogden, of attempted
rain wrecking during the American Hall
way union strike, were sentenced to Im
prisonment as follows: King four year
and Decamp, and McConnell to twelve
years each In tho penitentiary.
The steamship Lord Londonderry, which
sailed from Belfast on Sept. tti, via Pen
arth Oct. 1, for Baltimore, In ballast, was
towed Into port at St, Joohn's, N. F by
the British steamship Maryland, from
London Sept. ?1. via Swansea. Oct. 1, for
Baltimore. On last Sunday the tall of the
Lord Londonderry's shaft broke In the
tube, while the steamer was off the outer
f due of the bankH.
MljT. ftatolli Is paying an ecclesiastical
visit to Canada.
The popular European prejudice against
American corn Is rapidly disappearing.
The statement published that Mount
St. Ellas, In Alaska, which hue always
been held to be on United States soil, hut
been found to be In British territory, 1
said to be made without authority of
any one In possesson of the facts.
Prince Yashlna, who arrived in New
York Friday en route to Japan, will ltiave
at midnight, reaching hare at 8 o'olock
Monday morning. Ills stay In Washing
ton will be limited to six hours. The
prince's presence in the city will not be
the occasion of any official recognition.
The solicitor of the treasury, Felix A.
Reeves, says that no statute of the United
Statss prohibits the issue of county bonds
in any denomination. According to Mr.
Reeves any county has tht right to Issue
bonds when not in aontrovenclon of the
constitution of the state. County bonds
are not subject to the UI per cent, tax,
Tho thirty-seven Armenian residents of
Boston, Providence and New York, who
recently sailed from New York, were Im
mediately Imprisoned In Beyroot, upon
arrival. Ten of rhem were sent, heavily
manacled, to Adanu. The Imprisonment of
these Armenians, some of whom are Amer
ican citizens, will be brought to the at
tention of the seoretury of state.
The Spanish government Is represented
as being especially desirous of freer trado
relations with the United States. It Is
ready, it s said, to make a new treaty
at any time with this country which will
result In a lowering of tho rate of duty
onsugar from Cuba and other West Indies
ported from the Hpunlsh West Indies and
and the mother country, and In return for
thin will make material concessions en our
exportation to those countries.
It is now denied that China offered
compromise with Japan.
The condition of the scar's health Is
said to be very much exaggerated.
Th nniin will nositlvelv refuse to see M.
Emlle Zola on the occasion of the novel
ist's visit to Rome.
A congress of eminent 'Catholic think
ers will meet in Rome next winter to
study the application of (in encyclical
upon social subjects.
The French ship Alice was sunk In tho
River Scheldt by coming In collision
with tho Swedish ship. Hulder. Six of the
Alice's crew wero drowned.
Earl Rosebery will, at Bradford, Oct. 27,
proclaim more definitely the Liberal policy
toward the Kngllih house of lords. Lord
Salisbury will reply, Nov. 7, In London.
The election of delegates who, in turn,
will choose the parliamentary representa
tives of the people was held In Christiana
and resulted in a victory for the Radi
cals, who elected 8,J'-"i delegates. The Rad
icals demand a sepurute ministry of for
eign affairs for Norway as the first step
In the direction of home rule for that
' Forecast for Monday: For eastern
Pennsylvania, fair, cool, '
A FEW SPECIALS IN
For This Week.
28 pieces, -jo-inch all wool Hturi
ettus, best shades, 50c quality,
Special Price, 35c,'
20 'pieces, 40-iiich all wooi Henri
etta, 65c quality,
Special Price, 45c.
IS pieces, 36-inch all wool Assabel
Dress Flannels, 40c.' quality.
Special Price, 29c,
! i' ... 1?
if, JHCCCS UIIC l.llUMl OlllllllgS,
Special Price, 43c
so pieces Silk and Wool Mixtures,
Special Price, 48c.
CHOICE NOVELTIES FOR
EVENING - WEAR
Our line of ttlack Goods comprises,
the Latest and Best Designs of the,
Leading Poreign Manufacturers.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
Wholesale ana Retail.
H. A. KINGSBURY
313 Spruce Street.
TelephCAO, No. 4633.
You know how that lively, energetic hoy
of yotir's knocks out his shoes. . We'va
been thinking of him providing for him
nd his destruclve energy. We have a
rujar wea r-defy lng shoe from Cue. op
upward. LEWIS, RE1LLY & DAYLES,
114 Wyoming Avenue.
Some people are tno anxious to save
when buying a watch, thinking that a
Cheap wutch will do as well us a good one,
and that all tho difference in watches la
the prion. May bo that - It required a
moral effort ou your part to pay us $10 for
a plain looking but honest timekeeper,
when somebody else generally offers yott
a gold waluh for t'2.M ami Just for good
ness sake throws In a gold chain and
charm, of course it Is all a "tame
schwlndle," as the Jew said when he went
up In the balloon and couldn't find the sil
ver lining of the cloud. It happens every
now and then that a person sands off for
a gold watch, gets It, and then lones faith
in watches and humanity for ever and
ever. We think It would pay you to call
on us and see If we have what you wujit,
and If we can't suit you at all out of a
large stork of watches, why It Is time
enough then to send out of town for a
W. J. 'WEIGH EL,
408 Sprue Stteot.