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SCKANTON, PA., TnUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1894.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
WILSON'S DEFEAT ASSURED
The Tide in His District Is Strongly
in Favor of Dayton.
THE BATTLE A FIERCE OXE.
But There Is Every Reason for the Balief
That It Will End In the Free
Trader's Defeat Other
Special to the Scranton Trbune.
Grafton, W. Va., Oct. 2J.
With less than two weeks intervening
between now and election It looks as
If Chairman William L. Wilson would
be neatly beaten. But the very last
week or ten days of the campaign will
witness the most desperate struggle
yet made, and In those closing days
Mr. Wilson and his managers will make
a supreme effort to retrieve the totter
ing fortunes of their cause.
It Is, claimed, however, by Republi
can leaders generally, and supported
by many conservative Democrats, that
the preponderance of public sentiment
is adamantine In opposition to Mr. Wil
son, and cannot be changed by the
most desperate efforts of the Demo
crutio managers on the simple ground
of Mr. Wilson's inconsistent record;
his lutter indifference to the claims
of his constituents for governmental
apropriations for public Improvements;
and pre-eminently his tariff policy,
which has already brought incalcula
ble Injury to the people of this district,
with the certain prospects of more
ahead on the same line. If he Is re
elected. While this confidence prevails in Re
publican ranks, the fight will, nevertlie
les, be carried on vigorously by Repub
licans and their Democratic allies until
the polls are closed on election day.
Mr. Dayton, the Republican candidate,
has visited every county in the district,
has made several speeches In some of
them, and his candidacy has been ag
gressive and effective. Inspiring confi
dence everywhere since the formal
opening of his campaign.
Miners Iluve Hud Enough.
Mr. Wilson has already rapidly cov
ered the district and made speeches In
every county except Pendleton. Chair
man McQraw has made prodigious ef
forts and expended big sums of money
to make Mr. Wilson's meetings largely
attended and enthusiastic. Barbecues,
brass bands, free transportation and
paid "runners" to personally solicit
voters to attend these free trade dis
cussions have been heroically applied,
but the people have failed to respond
In any considerable numbers, so that
Mr. Wilson has spoken to only average
sized audiences, except at Morgantown
on Oct. 13, and the Randolph county
barbecue, at Beverly, last Thursday.
The principal industrial counties In
the district where the coal, iron ore,
timber and other natural resources
most abound are Marion, Mineral.
Tucker, Randolph, Grant, Taylor and
Preston. The Davls-Elkins Interests
are located principally in Randolph,
Tucker and Mineral. In Marlon county
the large coal interests are owned by
the' Cumden-Flemlng-Watson syndl
. cate. It is from the mining and labor
ing vote in these Industrial counties
that the Democratic managers fear a
defection that will alone be sufficient to
defeat Mr. Wilson. Preston county is
the banner Republican county in the
state, and In 1W2 this county gave ex
Presldent Harrison 1,500 majority.
Republicans Are Enthusiastic.
Republican meetings all over the dis
trict have been enthusiastic and largely
attended. Congressman Marriott Bro
slus, of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania,
and State Senator John H. Landls have
made some effective speeches in the
district to big and enthusiastic audi
ences. At the towns of Davis, Thomas
and Elklns, where Mr. Landls spoke,
the meetings were presided over by
prominent and life-long Democrats.
McKinley, Harrison and Roswell G.
Horr have already been in the district,
and have had overwhelming receptions.
Republican enthusiasm Is expected to
boil over, however, when Thomas R.
Reed comes here next week with the
Amencus club of Pittsburg.
JUDGE CLAYTON WILL GO.
Peluwuro County People Are Much
Aroused by His Latest Action.
SpecM to the Scranton Tribune.
Media, Pa., Oct. 24. The canvass In
Delaware county is developing new fea
tures every day. Last week the Re
publican county committee turned out
tWO Of its mpmhpru mH fnll,
up by forbidding the appearancs of
cA-wunecior cooper on me stump, be
cause he would not speak for the whole
Another feature developed on Mon
cVty. when a rumnr wan ahmmi ih.i
the printing of the official ballots was
iu ue Kiven congressman Robinson's
Daper. the Media. .rav nn.i -i.,,. ...
- - . - iiu mav IU
Judge Clayton's paper, the Chester Re-
puoncan. xne majority commission
era. who are hpnphmnn rt tii,inn
. -- uuu(,g 1(1 J-
ton and Congressman Robinson, later
trave the work nut tn Vunn t.-,i,i.,
son's and Clayton's papers without any
Bupumuon wnaiever as to the price to
These facts, it is thought, together
with a discreditable record on the
Dencn, make the defeat of Judge Clay
ton not only possible, but a certainty.
FOUR POLITICAL HEADS.
If Civil Service Applies to Democrats They
Alay Be Fired.
Special to the Scranton Tribune,
Washington, Oct. 24. The forthcom
ing report of Civil Service Commis
sioner TinnSAVott ami P.amlnl.'TAn,lln
- AciiiiiiGi uc.uicjr
on their investigation Into the violations
vi tun service in riitsourg, will place
the administration in the position where
it mUBt nilnlnh nam
activity or admit that where Democrats
i.uiiiciiicu una iuw is a (lead letter.
The report will name four federal offi
cers in Pittsburg, who were active In
me August Democratic convention
i ne evidence is not complete against
C, O'Donnell, the nephew of the post
master, and two of the others, but it is
aia to be complete against Mr. Atwell.
As Republican railway mail clerks have
been dismtnsrt fr. u..
Republican conventions, the report will
send Mr. Atwell's name to the presi-
ucitt m unserving me same late.
- THAT SENATORIAL MUDDLE.
Senator Cameron Said to Be Taking i
Hand in the Muss.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
HflrriHburff. Oct. 24 Tho ,lior...t -
B. ' f ulOfJUkC W
tWOAtl TCflWAIVl S A.hnnm ' 1 1 1 . 1
- ' " .tii, vji utruiui u,
and Senator Crltchfleld, of Somerset,
over the Republican nomination for
the state senate In the Thirty-sixth
senatorial district, composed of Bed
ford, Fulton and Somerset counties,
will be carried Into the Dauphin county
court for adjustment.
Senator Cameron la credited with be
ing Crltohfleld's lndorser. Ashoom
voted against Cameron in the Repub
lican caucus in 1886, when he was re
elected to the senate, and has assured
Charles Emory Smith and other antl-
Cameronltes that if elected he will
oppose the senator If he is a candidate
again In 1896. Both sides have appealed
to Chairman Gilkeson to adjust the
dispute, who clalma it is a matter for
the court to decide and has refused to
have anything to do with it.
That Is What Wallace Foot Will Probably
Be, If Elected.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
New York, Oct. 24. The Empire state
will probably have the honor of possess
ing the youngest man in the next con
gress. He is Wallace T. Foote, Jr., and
he has been nominated by the ReDub-
llcans of the Plattsburg district, where
Republican majorities run Into the tens
of thousands. Young Foote has still to
see his thirtieth birthday. It was only
a few years ago that he was studying
Greek and playing base ball at Union
college. From there he went to the
Albany law school. But when he came
back home he put away his two sheep
skins and donned a pair of overalls.
He was determined to know a trade
as well as a profession, so he went down
into the iron mines at Port Henry and
dug earth for $8 a week, until he learned
the whole thing. He dug by day and
studied by night, and then married Miss
Wltnerbee, the daughter of the mine
owner. "W allie ' Foote, as he Is known
up there, has proved himself a very
WAR ON TAMMANY.
IIow One Clever Society Woman
Gotham Is Waging It.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
New York, Oct. 24. The most novel
piece of electioneering so far this fall
has been Invented by one of New York's
society leaders, Mrs. Theodore Sutro.
She has established a literary bureau
of her own, subscribes for all the lead
ing papers, morning and evening, of the
city, and a great many out of town
Out of these she clips all the news
Items, court cases, police outrages and
editorials bearing upon the situation,
and arranges an assortment either
upon a sheet of paper or else neatly-
put together, and sends them to any
friend or acquaintance where, In her
opinion, they 'Will be productive of
CARLISLE'S CUTE EXCUSE.
lias So Much Public Business on Hund Ho
Can't Help till).
By the United Press.
Washington. Oct. 24. Secretary Car
lisle has not yet accepted an invitation
or tne Democratic campaign mana
gers to make some speeches in New
York state on behalf of Senator Hill.
and there Is considerable doubt whether
he will do so.
It Is stated that the secretary has a
large amount of public business on hand
which will require tl)e president's ac
tion, ana until that is disposed of he
will not be free to leave Washington.
POLITICS IN BRIEF.
Foraker will sneak In flillaAli.hla
Ex-Senator Wallans la anlklno- in hlo
Illinois Pouullutg claim thev will elect
two congressmen in Chicago.
Gotham betting men now offer to
wager even money that Morton will have
William B. Small. Pnmiltat (.nnrlliliitn
for asuembly in the Second district. All.
gheny, has withdrawn.
Cyrus O. Beckwlth haa bpnn nominate
for congress by the Democrats of the
Third Connecticut district.
Chairman Tanner, of the Illinois Repub
lican committee, oxiiecta a literal land
slide of Republican majorities.
Fishing Partner L. Clarke Davis, of the
Philadelphia Leduer. thinks CIuvhIiuuI
will let Hill paddle his own canoe.
Ex-Congressman B. V. Myers, of Har
rlsburg, is again on the outs with the
Harrity crowd and refuses to stump with
C. S. Thomas, Democratic candidate for
governor of Colorado, spoke In advocacy
of the free coinage of silver at Colum
Mike Dwyer and all of the New York
high rollers in tho betting world are of
fering J100 to $10 that Morton will de
Charles H. Page, the Democratic nom
inee for congress from the Second Rhode
Island district, declines to acceDt the
Comptroller Eckels will Join Governor
Pattison and William M. Slngerly In mak
ing speeches at a Democratic meeting in
Pittsburg tomorrow evening.
The fact has leaked out that over 20,000
Democrats in Philadelphia are without
poll tax receipts and for that reason are
not qualified to vote at the ensuing elec
tion. The light for Congressman Bynum's re
election In the Indianapolis district has
been given up and effort is now concen
trated upon saving the county ticket and
Chairman Taubeneck, of the Populist
national committee, says that the Popu
lists will elect at least twenty-five mem
bers of the legislature in Illinois and hold
the balance of power.
General Hooker, of New York, expresses
nimseir as tnorougniy confident or Mr.
Morton's election, and predicts an excep
tionally large Republican majority
tnrougnout tne state.
It Is reported that ex-Mayor Grant has
put 110,000 In the bands of brokers to bet
on himself at even money In order to
check the demoralizing tendency to give
odds on the other man.
MaJor Charles W. Butts, of Wheellmr.
who has been a prominent politician in
the Republican ranks, has come out in
support of Congressman Wilson in his
campaign tor re-eieciion.
At Erie. Senator Brown, one of the Sin.
gerly spellbinders, expressed regrot that
the principle of free trade could not be
realized in tne united states unuer me ex
lstlng condition of things.
David Martin, of Philadelphia, whom
Blue-eyed Billy Sheehan accused of
working colonization schemes in New
York, in behalf ofLevI P. Morton, hasn't
been in Gotham m nve montns.
Neither Secretary Hoke Smith nor any
other leading Democrat in Washington
has the remotest Idea whether President
Cleveland will make a declaration in fa
vor of Senator Hill's gubernatorial cam
Ex-President Harrison has agreed, at
th reauest of the ReDUblican state com
nilttee, to make one more speech ln the
Indiana campaign. He will make an ad
dress at Anderson In the afternoon of
The Colorado Woman's Democratic
clubs of which Mrs. Mary V. Mucon is
nrestdont and Mrs. Anna Cochran, seoie
tary, is the first woman's club placed on
the membership roil ot tne National Asso
ciation of Democratic clubs.
A dispatch from Scranton to the Phil-
adelphla Record says General Hastings,
while here, refused to answer A. P. A.
question. General Hastings answered
them effectually when he said he stood on
the state and federal constitutions.
The people of Martlnsburg, Ky., where
Colonel Breckinridge spoke last Satur
day, have since instructed the prospec
tive member ot tne legislature trom El
liott and Carter countleu to vote for
Breckinridge for United States senator.
The resignation of Justice Patrick Dlv
ver as a member of the Tammany Hull
executive committee and leader of the
Second assembly district was the first
step taken at the dictation of Hugh J.
Grant, who accepted the nomination for
Statute of General George B. Mc
Clellan Unveiled at Philadelphia,
THE IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES
An Equestrian Statue of the Famous Com
mander Adorns the City Ball Plaia in
Philadelphia Eloquent Addresses,
Military Parades, Ete.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 24.
Just tif'er the death, In October, 1S85.
of General George B. McClellan. a
MQVii:iint was started In Philadelphia
to erect a statue to the memory of the
' Hero of Antietam." Success did not
crown ti,e efforts of the admirers of
''Little Mac." but they persevered, arid.
In 18S3, an appropriation of $5 000 was
oiured f'.ora the Pennsylvania lo?lsla
turv. Py continued hard work $11, W
uud'toi.ul was raised by popular lub
sorly'.un, William Astor, of New Yoi'k,
and V:'Ilam Frazer, of Philadelphia,
t.v h coiiutlng $1,000, and this afternoon
the statue was unveiled. The cere
monies attendant upon the unveiling
were of the most elaborate character,
the principal feature being the oration
to General William B. Franklin, of
Hartford, Conn., who commanded a di
vision under McClellan during the re
bellion, and who was considered, by
McClellun, to be one of his ablest of
ficers. General Franklin's praise of this
"distinguished son of Pennsylvania"
The unveiling ceremonies were wit
nessed by 20,000 persona, and at least
100,000 others reviewed the procession
as it passed along Broad street.
The statue Is erected on the north
west corner of the city hall plaza, only
a short distance from a similar monu
ment erected to the memory of General
Reynolds which stands at the north
ern end of the plaza.
The MuClellan monument, which rep
resents the once commander-in-chief
of the Union army in full field uniform,
astride of his horse and overlooking
the battlefield of Antietam, was jointly
designed by illenry Q. Elllcott and
Paul M. Pelz, of Washington, tiie
former designing the statue proper and
the latter making the drawings for the
The pedestal is of granite, ana is one
of the most elaborate In this country.
It has a broad base and Is embellished
with gracefully festooned wreaths of
bronze. On either side are ornamental
bronze panels, upon which are en
graved suitable inscriptions re-count
ing the virtues of the man in wnose
honor it Is erected.
The statue Is made of United States
statuary bronze, from one Inch to one
and three-eighths Inches thick. The
man is one and one-half life size, and
the horse is fifteen feet six Inches in
length. From the pavement to the top
of the hat the statue measures twenty-
three feet six inches. The total cost of
the monument, $18,000, was paid several
When General McClellan died Mayor
Smith, of Philadelphia, appointed a
committee of fifteen citizens to attend
his funeral at Trenton, N. J. The idea
of a monument originated with this
Nearly a year ago tne statue was
completed, but enough money to pay
for it had not been suDscnuea ana it was
decided to not have it placed in posi
tion until It could be paid for. The
amount necessary was finally secured
and the statue arrived in Philadelphia
on Sep. 28, and the work of placing It
upon the pedestal was at once begun.
Seven hundred invitations nau Dten
Issued for the unveiling and the gather
ing that filled the stand beside the mon
ument was a distinguished one. The
ceremonies began at 1.S0 o'clock, when
Major Moses Veale introduced General
Smith, the president or tne wcuienun
Memorial association, who presided over
I nveiling Ceremonies.
Rev. Dr. Henry C. McCook, pastor of
the Presbyterian tabernacle, of this
city, offered prayer, and then General
Smith delivered a brief address.
With Battery A, of the Pennsylvania
National Guard, firing a salute of
seventeen guns, and amid cheers from
thousands of throats, the statue was
nurf unveiled to VluW.
As the bronze figure was exposed the
First Reelment band struck up a pa
trlotlo air. and following, a choir of
elirhtv voices from St. Mark's Protest
ant Episcopal church and seventy other
singers from the Maennerchor and Or
pheus societies, sang a hymn especially
composed ror me occasion.
When General Franklin arose to de
liver his oration he was loudly ap
General Franklin occupied over half
an hour in delivering nis aaaress. uov
a-nrvr Pnttiaon va! the next speaker.
Tho rinnlno- ceremonies were the ad
dress of Major Veale in formally pre
senting the statue to the city, and the
speech of acceptance uy uijui ""
mi. Trrlaea ended at 3.15 o'clock,
and the city's chief executive had hard
ly finished his speech of acceptance
when the head of the procession reached
the city hall. The parade was formed
into three divisions, and was marshaled
v... nir,nl Richard S. Edwards, of
Philadelphia, commissary general of the
o National Guard. The line of
march had been so arranged that tho
head of the parade reached the statue
immediately after the conclusion of the
The Grand Parade.
The first division was composed of
active military men ana u wan
manded by Major George R. Snowden,
of the Pennsylvania iNaiiuiim uu
t. r,riapd 150 United States ma
rines and sailors; 3,000 members of the
Third brigade, and 2,6000 members of
the First brigade, National Guard of
Pennsylvania; a detachment of BOO from
the Sixth regiment of the National
A.,.. f Now Jersey, and 150 others
from the First troop and Seventh regi
ment of the same organization, on ad
dition to eighty members of Gatllng
Gun Company B.
The second division was made up of
veterans and tne aons oi veieiuu, jw.u
miliar the command of William
Emsley, department commander of the
Grand Army of the Republic of Penn
sylvania. The Grand Army of the Re
public was represented in this division
bv 2 600 survivors of the civil war; the
Union veiei I i ,
strong; brigade and regimental organi
zations were reiiiraeuicu " v incur
v.. th reeular army and navy veter
ana numbered 100; the Naval Veteran
leirlon had 60 men In line, and the Sons
of Veterans brought up the rear of the
division wltn sou marcners.
Tha third division comprised military
cadets and officers from a number of
educational institutions, in addition to
members of independent military or-
ganizations. r ""'"' rm"i
wan the marshal. The commissioned
officers of the Pennsylvania Military
rv.iwu at Chester, led the division, and
they were followed by over 00 cadets
from Girard college, of this city. Stet
son's Union Mission cadets numbered
150; St. Joseph's college cadets totaled
200; the Keystone Rifles and the Hl
bernla Rifles had respectively 50 and 60
in line, and the Boy's brigade, Seven
tenth company, came last with a turn
out of 60.
The Thirteenth Regiment.
In the Third brigade the Thirteenth
regiment, of Scranton, made a fine
showing. Owing to Colonel Ripple's
inability to accompany the regiment,
Lieutenant Colonel H. A. Coursen was
in command. The staff officers were as
Major Whitney, Major Fulton, Ad
jutant Mattes, Colonel Osthaus, of Gov
ernor Paulson's staff; Quartermaster
W. J. Tracy, Surgeon Capwell, Ser
geant Major Hughes, Headquarters J.
The companies were commanded as
follows: Drum corps, Principal Musi
cian McDonnell; A Captain Stillwell,
thirty-five men; B Captain Kellow,
forty-seven men; C Captain H. B.
Chase, thirty-seven men; D Captain
Barnard, thirty-four men; F Captain
Fellows, thirty-nine men; H Lieuten
ant S. W. Corwin, thirty-six men; four
Company E members and six stable
men; aggregate, 259.
Thirty Bands In Line.
Thirty bands of music and drum
corps were in the parade, and the mar
tial scene was inspiring in the extreme.
The procession formed on South Broad
street between Tanker and Carpenter
streets at 1.30 o'clock and it moved
northward in the direction of the city
hall an hour later. The parade went
as far north on Broad street as Morris
street, two miles above the city hall,
where it was dismissed. Dwelling and
business houses along Broad street
were elaborately decorated, and the
BidewalkB and the streets were filled
Chief Marshal Edwards was attended
by a staff of twenty-two officers. The
l'-irst troop of the Philadelphia City
cavalry acted as escort to the chief
marshal and his staff.
In addition to the $18,000 collected and
appropriated to defray the cost of the
monument, the city councils of Phila
delphia appropriated $5,000 for the pur
pose of transporting and entertaining
the troops of the Pennsylvania Na
The unveiling was a success In every
particular, and the statue of "Little
Mac" will be one of the Quaker City's
most valued memorials.
BACKED HIS COW AND WON.
Former White's Durham Heats I urmcr
Russell's Sorrel .Mare In Harness.
By the United Press.
Pontlac, Mich.. Oct. 24. Peonle in
Oaklund county are discussing a novel
race which occurred last evening on the
race track here between a cow and a
horse. The race originated in a banter
between two neighbors, Edward White
and Joseph Russell, residents of Water
ford township. White is the owner of
a high grade Durham cow, 9 years old,
and about four weeks ago he began to
drive her to a cart. She soon developed
startling qualities, and many owners of
good horses who tried to pass White
have had to take dust from the bovlne's
hoof. One day Russell attempted to
pass White with his sorrel mare. This
led to words, and finally White bet Rus
sell $50 that the cow could beat the
horse In a half mile trot or a half mile
walk. Russell accepted the bet and the
money was put up.
The cow was somewhat confused by
the shouts of the crowd, and the other
wise striking contrast with her familiar
haunts, but she easily won the half
mile walk in seven minutes, the horse
being a minute behind at the wire.
The hulf-mlle trot was also won by the
cow without an effort in 3.07. White
was saving up his cow's wind for the
race against time, which he had adver
tised s the closing feature. His shep
herd dog, which kept close behind the
cart and seemed to feel a weight of
responsibility in the race, was expected
as a last resort to bite the cow's heels.
This proved necessary in the race with
the horse, and the dog refused to do his
part In the race against time. White
claimed, however, she has trotted a
quarter at a four-minute gait on a
country road and promises to lower
that within a few weeks' training. The
cow was driven with a regular harness
and bit and never made a break.
Lancaster is to have a new census.
A fall of coal at North Muhanoy killed
Little Joseph Scucavlge's body was cut
in two at Keading Dy cars.
Schuylkill seminary, located at Freder
icksburg, may be removed to Mlllersburg.
A runaway team dragged George Berk
hefeer, at Summit station, inflicting crit
The 600 employes In Lehigh Valley car
shops at South Easton, will hereafter
work forty-four hours a week.
Charged with firing an Imperial Slate
company Dulkung, wina uap, Keuocn
Kllpatrlck was sent to the Easton jail.
For an alleged attempt to blackmail
Mrs. John F. Helnltsh, of Lancaster,
Frank Bltner, of Keading, was arrested
A bolt of lightning yesterday Instantly
killed Mrs. Jerome R. Wilson, of Brad
ford township, Clearfield county. The
same stroke killed three cows near by.
T . . . - Olmnn.Wl lit UuP.I.K.I.ff ,1a.
IUU. KMIIVlliW.,, '. "Win, v.W-
cided against the Merchants' and Manu
facturers' National bank, Allegheny
county, In the case Involving $4,7011.46 state
tax on capital stocK.
Dent Mobley and Roy Davie, two little
boys of Duncansvllle, cut and hacked each
other with penknives. Mobley pushed his
knife into Davie's body, piercing the
liver. The boy cannot live.
The second game between the Lehigh
and Princeton elevens was played nt
Princeton yesterday and resulted in favor
of Princeton, x: to v. xne weatner was
cold and rainy and the grounds slippery.
An officer at Chester attempted to ar
rest Stephen Cheeseman, his brother,
John, and Joseph Trimmer. Stephen es
oaped and while fleeing from the pollce-
sun nt,.,. hv n tniln nan, 1 ' n-
UIHU nt im ' t v " . " - r
A movement Is on foot at Bellefonte to
erect a $25.0u0 monument to ex -Governor
Curtln. The tablet will be of the finest
marble, surmounted by a figure of the old
war governor ana win oe piacca in me
public square or tne town.
Austria proposes to establish labor con
Conferences on the proposed union of
the Eastern church Wltn tne Holy See be
gon at Rome.
Italy will tax emigrants to the United
States 50 cents a head in order to meet
the expenses of agents.
Sir William Harcourt has returned to
England from Vt lemjauen, witn bl eye
sight greatly benefited.
Tha French chamber of deputies re-
timed Its sesHlons and voted confidence in
the government, 316 to lio.
The report that Baron Fava Is to leave
the Italian embassy at wasnington is de
clared at Koine to be false.
. Y".. t .. Kt.u 11 . ... I
urge the government to accept the offer of
the Transvaal to send a force to drive the
A declaration by Herr Fischer in the o
ciallst congress, at Frankfort, that agi
tation was better man parliamentary uu
tlon was strongly opposed.
Because of the antl-Itallnn manifesto of
the Catholic congress, at 'larragona, the
HnanUh government ordered all civil anil
military official in the district to absent
themselves irom tne aireei yrouevsiou.
Hero of Connemaugh Receives a Hearty
Welcome Down in Luzerne.
THE RECEPTION AND BANQUET
Distinguished Speakers Are Escorted to
the Armory by a Procession of One
Thousand Torch-Bearers An Im
mense Audience Listens,
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Oct. 24.
A heavy rain storm, which prevailed
here all day today, Interfered with the
reception tendered to General Hastings
and his party. As soon as the vast
crowd could reach the general' at the
Lehigh Valley station, however, hand
shaking began in a most vigorous man
ner and continued for nearly an hour.
The distinguished party was then es
corted In carriages by the Republican
League club of this city, accompanied
by the Ninth regiment band, to the
Wyoming Valley hotel, where a ban
quet and reception was held.
Among those seated at the tables
were: Hon. Frank w. Walton, Hon.
Charles F. Warwick and Charles Em
ory Smith, of Philadelphia; General
Frank Reeder, of Easton; Major Ever
ett Warren, and Lieutenant Governor
L. A. Watres, of Scranton; Colonel
Frank Eshleman, of Lancaster; Gen
eral James W. Latta and George N. Mc
Cain, of Philadelphia; Colonel Thomas
Stewart, of Harrlsburg; Colonel L. G.
McCawley, of West Chester; Hon.
Charles W. Stone, of Warren; Hon. C.
W. Kline, of Hazleton; Mine Inspector
James E. Roderick, of Hazleton; George
S. Ferris, of Pittston: Hon. Charles A.
Miner, General Paul Oliver. County
Chairman R. P. Robinson, Captain Al
fred Darte, George J. Llewellyn, J.
Lewis Wagner, Daniel A. Fell, Colonel
W. J. Harvey, John Leisenring. Hon. H.
W. Palmer, Hon. F. M. Nichols, Hon.
George W. Shonk, Hon. J. Crawford
Harvey, W. F. Adams, Hon. C. D. Fos
ter and Jerry Shifter.
Reception at the Hotel.
Later In the afternoon Genor.il Hast
ings appeared in the musive reception
room of the hotel. On one side Btuod
General Latta. on the other Gent-rul
Paul A. Oliver, the latter Introducing
the hundreds of friends as they filed
past ana snoou nanus with the Repub
lican candidate for governor of thin
state. It was fuly two hours before
the handshaking ceased.
Tonight a monster meetlne was held
In the armory and" fully 3,000 people
were present. Addresses were deliv
ered by General Hustings. Charles
Smith, editor of the Philadelphia Press:
General Latta, Colonel Thomas J.
Stewart, ex-Attorney General Palmer,
narry uuu. or tne .Pittsburg Times;
City Solicitor Warwick, of Philadel
phia; General Frank Reeder, of Easton,
A large parade was held this even
ing in spite of the Inclement weather.
ana tne speakers were escorted to the
armory by no less than 1,000 persons
CONDITION OF TIIE CZAR.
Encouraged by Temporary Improvement,
Michael the Heir Presumptive.
By the United Press.
London, Oct. 24. The representative
In Llvadla of the British Medical Jour
nal telegraphs this afternoon: "The
czar's legs were punctured toduy and
the edema by tnese means reduced.
Preparations are being made to per
form thoracentesis with a view of re
living the distress in breathing by re
storing the action of the heart. For
many hours his majesty has been fully
conscious. He la less despondent und
Is encouraged by his temporary im
provement, but his malady shows little
or no real improvement."
St. Petersburg, Oct. 24. An Imperial
decree was published today declaring
Grand Duke Michael, the third son of
the czar, heir presumptive to the throne,
after the accession of his brother.
Grand Duke Nicholas, the czarowltch
and present heir apparent.
Grand Duke George, the second son,
has renounced his rights of accession
In view of the fact that his condition is
NO MORE EXTORTION.
Post Office Employes Not Required to
Furnish Campaign Cash.
By the United Press.
Washington, Oct. 24. Postmaster
General Blssell has Issued a circular
containing the provisions of the law in
regard to soliciting campaign contrlbu
tlons, and has addressed it to all the
leading postmasters with these instruc
"The foregoing provisions apply to
your office, it being a free delivery post
office, and must be strictly complied
with. It also must be clearly under
stood that no clerk, carrier or other
employe of your olfice will be Jeopar
dized In his position for a refusal to
comply with a request for a political
FIRE AT MINER'S MILLS.
The Explosion of a Lamp Sturts un $18,
By the United Press.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 24. At a late
hour tonight a fire was discovered In
the store of David Walter, at Miner's
Mills, and for two hours the flames
spread so rapidly that it was thought
the whole town was doomed. The fire
started from an explosion of a lamp,
Five large double houses, a store and
a number of out buildings were de
The town Is without any fire depart
ment and two companies were Bent
from this city, who stopped the spread
of the flames. The loss is estimated at
about $18,000 .
Interesting Sessions In the Pittsburg
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 24. The Pennsyl
vania Women's Synodical society of the
Presbyterian church, convened in its
twelfth annual convention In the First
Presbyterian churcn today. One nun
dreds delegates were present, which.
with local visitors, swelled the audi
enoe to over 800.
After an elaborate lunch had been
served the society resumed lta work
with report of the corresponding secre
tary. MIbs Andrewa. A social re-unlon
was held from 4 to 6 o'clock. The con
ventton will conclude lta work tomor
FOUR FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Death Meets - ConnelUvllle Citizens In
By the United Press.
Connellsvllle, Pa., Oct. 24. Four fatal
accidents occurred In the past twenty-
four hours, James Russel, aged 60
years, and Adam Smith, aged 45 years,
were killed at the Davidson coke works
this morning. They were sleeping on
top of the coke ovens, and were run
over by a small engine hauling two
coke larrles. , James Boylan; aged 65
years, was killed yesterday afternoon
at the Adelaide coke works. He was
dragged to death by a runaway mule.
Harlan Wilt, a railroad brakeman, died
last night from injuries received yes
terday afternoon by falling under the
wheels of a shifting engine. Wilt leaves
a widow and three children.
SINGERLY IS AiMBITIOUS.
His Meadvllle Greeting Causes Him to
Have Faint Hopes.
By the United Press.
Meadvllle, ,Oct. i 24. Gubernatorial
Candidate Slngerly with his associates
completed the third day of their hard
campaign In this Republican strong
hold tonight. The meetings held sim
ultaneously in the opera house and li
brary hall were the large and enthu
siastic. Mr. Singerly spoke at every
stopping place, and twice tonight At
torney General Hensel did like servioe
for the cause of free trade. John M.
Garman, of Luzerne, and Senator Grant
Herring also spoke.
In his speech toninht Mr. Sineerly
declared that the Republicans could not
possibly secure more than one-fourth
of the 180,000 majority claimed. He said
that a few more such meetings would
make him ambitious.
G0VERX0R M'KINLEVS T01R.
The Great Statesman Is Welcomed at
Pittsburg with Wild .Enthusiusm-Ue
Speaks to a Vast Audience.
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 24. The Repub
bllcans of the Smoky City burnt red
fire by the bushel, marched and coun
termarched and yelled themselves
hoarse tonight. It was their largest
demonstration of the present campaign,
and specially intended for a recognition
of the commencement of Governor Mc
IClnley's hurried tour through this state
and New York. An audience of 3,000
awaited his coming and twice that num
ber surged 'about the building and
cheered to the echo as the police
made a way for hla carnage.
When he made his appearance on the
stage, escorted by C. L. Magee, the
audience rose en masse and applauded
for a couple of minutes. Major G. A,
Montootli, the presiding officer of the
evening, said that since the time of
James G. Blaine, there was no man the
people of Pittsburg so much admired;
none that had a warmer place In their
heart's love than that sterling man of
the people, the governor of Ohio.
v hen Mr. McKinley advanced to the
front of the stage he was given another
ovation. Ho plunged at one into s
discussion of the tariff question. Speak'
lng of what he characterized as the
political revolution of 1894, he said:
'There are thousands and tens of
thousands of Democrats who will vote
for a return of prosperity, of steady
employment and of good wages, and
this will not be confined to the north.
There are Indications that the revolu
tlon of sentiment has extended to the
south. In the state of Louisiana
great body of representative business
men who all their lives have been allied
with the Democratic party, who have
been Democrats by tradition and prac
tice, who have believed that the Dem
ocratic party could safely be trusted
with the material Interests of the coun
try have been compelled to abandon
that position und declure tholr adher
ence to the principle of protection."
The speuker drew a picture of the
commercial and industrial conditions
now prevailing In this state as com
pared with these 6f 1892, and concluded
with an eloquent appeal In behalf of
the Republican state and congressional
tickets. At 11 o'clock he left for But-,
fulo. En route he will make several
Bpeeches, the first being scheduled for
Dunkirk at 7.30 a. m.
THE MYSTERY SOLVED.
Postmistress Is Charged with Embezzle
ment. By the United Press.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 24. The
mystery surrounding the burglary and
robbery of the postofilce at North
Grand Rapids on Sept. 26 was cleared
up last evnitig by the arrest of the post
mistress, Mrs. Addie B. Hollun, and her
son, Frederick M. Hollun, on the charge
of embezzling government funds.
It was dlscBovered that Mrs. Hollun
had been issuing money orders on
Grand Haven and other suburban
towns, on which her son would draw
the cash, and the story of the robbery
is supposed to have been Invented to
cover up the shortage to the accounts
of the office. The son has made a par
General Otis says the hurd times de
creased desertions in the army under his
command lust year.
State department people say that O'Don
ovan Rossa recently Went to England and
back without a passport, because he was
never naturalized, his papers being de
fective. Tests of aluminium as a material for
ship boats made by the navy department
show that Its use cannot be recommend
ed near salt water under any circum
stances. If Mrs. George Eustls shall, as expected,
be blessed with a baby soon, it will inherit
$1,000,000 from the Corcoran estate which
would otherwise pass ont of Papa Eustls'
American consuls throughout Europe
are sending reports to the state depart
ment showing a remurkable Increase of
exports to the United States since the new
tariff became a law. This means the dis
placement of Just so mu"h home labor.
LIVE NEWS OF SPORTS.
Bellefonte has gone foot ball crusty.
The State college eleven will play Ober
11 n college eleven tomorrow.
Gotham sports are wagering I to 1
that Corbett will defeat Flizsiuimons, If
they ever light.
Bob Pate is going to try and see If he
cannot make a fortune out of racing by
electric light In Mexico. .
Last week more miles were trotted and
paced In better time than 2.10 than was
ever known on the trotting turf before.
Many horsemen and their stables have
left for the seven months' running meet
ing which begins in San Francisco today.
George V. Hanklns, of Chicago, who
has made K.OOU.OOO as a gambler and race
truck owner, is going to quit the busi
ness. Henry of Navarre will be the favorite In
the triangular race between him, John
Cooper and Ida Pickwick at Oakley uuxt
Directum will retire for the season with
out having reduced his previous record.
He is the only horse with a record bettor
than 2.10 which has tailed to lower his
mark this season.
The Stute College Foot Hull team would
like to meet Lehigh, but for some reason
the LehlKh manager refuses to ''lose a
date with the state tcum. Manager
Spence has offered to play ihcm any
place In the state, giving them the choice
Fair during the day; north winds; sta
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