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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1895.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
Than Is offered In our present open
Is hardly conceivable. The foreign
and domestrlc markets have been
ransacked for the choicest novel
ties for stylish dressers, whle the
wants of those who are more mod
erate or quiet In their tastes, have
been cared for with a lavish hand.
begins tomorrow (Thursday) and
the special display will be con
tinued for one week. Among the
novelties shown are:
Needle Point Suitings,
Gros de Ecosse Cloths,
Silk and Wool Barres,
New Jacquard Weaves,
Mohair Jlosaic Effects, .
Mottled Hairline Weaves,
IN STAPLE CLOTHS
Such as Henriettas, Cheviot.
Serges, etc" etc., etc., our line was
never so complete as now. and all
the popular colorings are amply
plaibs km mm
will be much In demand for ladles'
waists, children's dresses, combina
tion effeots, etc. We have them in
All Wool Plaids,
Mohair Effect Plaids,
Silk Line Effects,
Ribbon Stripe Plaids,
Rough Effect Plaids,
might be said as to prevailing fash
Ions, etc, but the assortment Is so
great that we could not begin to
even touch on the subject In the
limited space at our command,
therefore we think It best to Invite
you to call, when you can meet
fashion's latest whims face to face.
THE OHIO REPUBLICANS
Their State Campaiqo Pormally
Opened at Surioyfleld.
ENTHUSIASM OVER LEADERS
Governor Mckinley and Senator Sherman,
Ex-tiovcrnor M-akcr and General
Bushncll 'solve Ovations.
Springfield, Ohio. Sept. 10. The Ohio
Republicans formally opened their
state campaign here today In the home
town uf Ueucrul Hushnell. the candi
date for governor. The weather was
propitious, though hot. and fully 10.000
Republicans from other Ohio counties
came in during the forenoon. The
tally morning demonstrations of to
day were on the arrival of ex-Hovernor
Koruker. from Cincinnati, and Senator
Slicrmaii, who cume over from Colum
bus on the special train with Governor
SENATOR JOHN SHERMAN.
McKinley. The entire aggregation of
strangers In town was massed at the
railroad station when the governor's
special came steaming In from the east.
There was two heavy trains load from
Columbus alone, so that Ohio's gover
nor had a big escort and a noisy one.
There was a loud, long cheer as Sher
man and McKinley stepped from the
train, and were quickly taken to Gen
eral Hushnell's home. There was no
attempt at speech-making, but both
Sherman and McKinley bowed thplr
acknowledgements to the cheering
The distinguished guests were taken
to the home of General Bitshnell for
lunch. A parade of the visiting clubs
from Cincinnati. Columbus land adja
cent towns, was the first feature of
the day's exercises. Thelmarchlng
clubs, most of them un I for tied, were
reinforced by a thousand or more cit
izens and visitors who Join -d In the
procession, which passed in i eview be
fore Senator tfherman, Govt rnor Mc
Kinley, ex-Governor Foraker and Gen
eral Hushnell and others a. the fair
grounds, where the meeting vas held.
Despite the heat there was remark
able show of enthusiasm as Ihe thou
sands gathered at the grald stand
caught sight of the four big lhlo Re
publicans. Sherman, Foraker, wushhell
Arter me vast audience laid as
sembled at the fair grounds, fining the
grand stand, Hon. James P.tGood
win called for order. Prayer vtas of
fered by Rev. S. A. Ort. of Sprlt&fleld.
Senator John Sherman was the pre
sented as chairman of the day. Vlen
ator Sherman spoke In part as follYws:
Fellow Citizens I thank you for ho
easy and pleasant duty assigned m."f
presiding over this great assembh.'
The Republican state convention t
Aanesvllle, composed of delegates fro
every county in un.o. by a unan mou.
vote, adopted a platform of principles
which has met the hearty approval of the
Reriiibllean of Ohio. By that vote ihe
convention declared the purpose of our
party to do three speellie things, the first
of which was to elect the nominees of
that convention, at the head of whom Is
Asa Hushnell for governor. He and every
candidate named on this ticket Is a true
and tried Republican, deserving your re
spect and confidence, well qualified for the
duties assigned him. The next thing it
promised was to elect a Republican leRis
liiture that will send Joseph H. Koruker to
The senate of the I'nited States in the
place now occupied by Senator Urice. He
needs no Introduction to an assemblage
In Ohio. He Is here to speak for himself,
or rather for the Republicans of Ohio, for
their principles, for their vigor and their
success. The next thing the convention
promised was that a united delegation of
tried anil true Republicans should be sent
to the next national Republican conven
t'on to present fhe name of William Mc
Kinley as the choice of the people of Ohio
for the next president of the United
States, and to give him their hearty and
Hut, fellow citizens, there are some
GOV. WM. M'KINLEY.
things of greater Importance to the peo
ple of Ohio and of the United States than
the selection of candidates, nnd these are
the principles and policy that underlie our
political organization. At tht close of the
war it adopted and steadily pursued the
policy of honestly paying every debt and
fulfilling every obligation contracted dur
ing and since the war. First and most
Important of the promises of Abraham
Lincoln, made In his second Inaugural ad
dress, wasj that:
"With malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the right, as God
gives us to see the right, let us strive on
to finish the work we are In; to bind up the
nation's wounds; to care for him who
shall have borne the battle, for his widow
and his orphan, nnd to do all which miy
achieve and cherish a Just and a last
ing pence among ourselves and with all
nations." , ,.
The Pension Laws.
7 h pension laws of the United States
under Republican administrations were
the most liberal ever enacted by any gov
ernment: The amount already paid ap
proaches the entire cost of the war, and
14U,iOU,noo Is still paid yearly to the sur
vivors .of the war and the widows and or
prsns of those who sre dead,
Every debt contracted has been prompt
ly met, and every promise made has been
fulfilled. The great debt existing at the
close of the war, which alarmed the fears
of the timid, bus been cunstuntly dimin
ished and the whole of It would be paid
before due if the Republican parly had
been continued in power. The striking
contrast between the two great parties In
our country when in power Is that the Re
publican party steadily reduced the debt
ami the lemocratle party constantly In
creases II day by day, so that during the
present administration It has Increased
over tltiTi.tiuu.utw and thut Increase will con
tinue while that party is In power.
The Republican party has constantly
maintained the ipollcy of protecting Amer
ican Industries by tariff duties on Im
ported goods, and thus has built up and
diversified American industries so that
they have Increased fourfold since the be
ginning of the war. The first act of the
lemoetat!c party when In power was to
reverse this policy. The result Is not only
InsullK'ieiit revenue, but a large reduc
tion in Important domestic Industries and
Inereuseil Importations of foreign prod
ucts. What we propose and intend Is to
restore the protective policy of the Re
publican party, to collect enough revenue
to pay current expenses, to reduce the
national debt and to build up and Increase
domestic manufactures and productions,
not only of the workshop, but of the farm
and the mine.
The Republican party during thirty
years of power furnished for the tirst
time a truly American currency. It swept
from the field the entire system of state
bank paper und produced u national cur
rency composed of notes issued by the
I'nited States, gradually lifted to par in
gold, ami notes of national banks secured
by the deposit In the treasury of I'nited
States bonds, so well secured that not u
dollar has been lost by the holders if
these notes. It has co'ned und main
tained at par with gold, silver coins
amounting to ."J.S,ooo.ooo. several times .is
much as were In circulation at any former
period. Though silver has declined In
market value compared with gold, yet
both silver anil gold nnd all kinds of
paper money Issued by the government or
by the national banks have been main
tained at pur with each other. All this
beneficent policy Is now threatened by the
lemocrutle party, and we have the sorry
spectacle of the employment by the ad
ministration of a syndicate of foreign and
domestic bankers buying bonds of the
I'nited States at less than their market
value upon condition that they will pro
tect the government of the I'nited States
from demands for gold for I'nited States
This administration came Into power by
the delusive cry for reform. The alleged
reform they have attempted Is the repeal
of the McKinley tail It and the enact
ment of the Wilson tariff. This uieusure
came to the senate In such form that It
was denounced by leinocratlc senators
and radically changed in the senate. It
was in such form that the president re
fused to sign it. and 'it became a law
without his signature. Its Hist fruit was
Insufficient revenue. It was full of in
consistent provisions. Its most important
provision was held by the supreme court
to be unconstitutional. It sHcrltlccd at
one blow the sheep Industry of the f'nlted
States. Our Democratic friends denounced
me for voting for a bill in 1M8 that reduced
the duty on wool from 12 to 10 cents a
pound, though 1 had opposed the reduc
tion, and now they are called upon to sup
port a measure making wool duty free.
When 1 appealed to Senator Krlce, my
colleague, and the other Democratic sen
ators to prevent this Injustice they sa d
that wool was a raw material, and that
4t was a dogma of the Democratic patty
that all raw materials should be admitted
free of duty. Coal and Iron ore are. raw
materials and were by the house bill ad
mitted free, but these raw materials were
being developed in the south, and by the
vote of southern Democrats a protective
duty was put upon them by the senate
bill. But wools, chlelly the product of
northern farmers, was made duty free.
Any Democratic senator could have pre
vented this Injustice. When pressed with
their Inconsistency they said they must
make some raw material duly free to'rep
resent Democratic principles nnd seleeted
wool for that purpose. The whole bill as
fs became a law was a bundle of Incon
sistencies. What we mean to do, and w'll do when
we have the power. Is to provide a tartff
.and tax bill thut will yield sufficient reve
nues to support the government and at
the same time protect all home Industries
Impartially nnd effectually. The McKin
ley law, with such chnnges as time may
make necessary, w'll accomplish this pur
pose. The anticipation of sufh a meas
ure already brightens the t'mes, and the
election next year of McKinley, or any
sond Republican, as president of the
United States, will make assurance doubly
sure. In the meant'me we want a Renub
lUrnn legislature ami the election o' Gov
ernor Foraker, or any good RdpnbVean,
as United States senntor. This Is the duty
that assembles you here.
Mr. Sherman was followed by Gen
eral Asa S. liushnell. Republican can
didate for governor. Governor McKIn-
y followed with an earnest address.
:X-Governor J. H. Foraker next ad-
iflessed tne meeting. An aouress oy
Gtnoral A. W. Jones, of Mahoning
colnty, candidate for lieutenant gover
no followed, and the programme
closld with the presentation of prize
banters to the largest delegation In
the llarade by General Hushnell.
AM.lKH AN MECHANICS' DAY.
Scml Cei.lcnnlul Celebration of the Order
llcglns I Phllodelphla-Incldcats of the
Philadelphia, "Sept. 10. The semi-centennial
cebratlon of the founding of
the Order V American Mechanics be
gan here tnlay. The order was found
ed in this city in July, 1N45, and one of
the founder: who Is still living, was
present to reiVlve an ovation from the
members. Qlttls Luther S. Chapln, an
old resident ofhla city, too feeble from
advanced yeata to make an oration.
but delighted t'l stand up and shake
hands with all Vat came forward to
The body of AmiVlcan Mechanics now
In the city comprlsW the national coun
cil of the order, mille up of three dele
gates from every tlate In which there
Is an organization Vnown as a state
council. In addltln.
to the delegates
to the national com
Ml. a large repre-
sentation of the orde
In the eastern section
ln various stutes
lif the country are
visiting the city to
take part in the
The sessions of tl?f council were
opened In the ohambeilof city councils
In Independence Hall tills morning by
National Councillor W.SN. Simons, of
..nrwalk, Conn., and thyi an address
of welcome was delivered by Mayor
Warwick. At the conclusion of the
mayor's address the business session of
the council began, but It was a short
one and confined mainly to'dhe trans
action of the preliminary work of or
ganization. The principal event of the
celebration today was a patjade this
afternoon, In which about 12:000 men
took part. The parade was marred by
the Intense heat and much suffering
was experienced by the men lr line.
After the parade the officers of tl.e na
tional council gave a reception tt the
Loyal Legion at the Continental hotel.
Corbet! In III. '
Philadelphia, Sept. to. Friends of Jarnes
J. Corbett In this city are alarmed ovef a
story circulated that the champion boxer
Is not In good health and that there 'is
danger of his not being In good condition
when he faces Fltxslmmons next month.
JV well known atlilete and boxer of this
eltv .tin saw Corbett striun.il a 1mm Aav
ago states that he does not look anything
like a well man. ine indications po.nted
to the champion having been a sufferer
for some time and that be might become a
victim of consumption.
jody if J. ii. Davis. ..-'"
' Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 10. The dead body
of a man was found Inst night lying by
the side of the Pennsylvania railroad
tracks near Bird-In-Hand. Today It was
Identified as that of J. H. Davis, of Tork.
The victim was 28 years old and was on
tils way to Philadelphia to secure work.
THE DEFENDER WAS FOULED
Valkyrie's Crew Accused of Jockeying
ENGLISH BOAT IS THE WIXXER
Defender Loses the Kaco by On Miaate
and lorty-Mno Sveonds Though
Crippled, the Youkce Yacht
Sailed Over the Course.
New York, Sept. 10.--Close jockeying
between the British and American com
batants for the America cup race off
fund Hook today resulted in an acci
dent to the American boat which
spoiled the race, and lfp.UOO e rsons on
steamboats, tugs, steam yachts and
ocean steamer sen up a groan of dis
appointment when that beautiful
aluminium and bronze creation was
crippled before their eyes. Nirt ull were
near enough to see what hud happened,
but all the yachting sharps said at
once an accident to the topmuxt rig
ging. Some remark wvre made which
would have made ears tingle had they
reached the Valkyrie, but Ixird Dun
ruven's boat, after fouling the Defend
er, wus away cup-hunting.
From the tlrst every attempt to se
cure fair play for the visitors has been
made, and metlmils that prevail In
Kngllsh races when an American boat
competes are not tried here. The boats
In Jockeying for the line, had shown
some of the prettiest work that has
been seen here, and as the two boats
headed for the line there were mur
murs of disappointment In the crowd.
Hoth finally approached the starting
line with Valkyrie leading and to the
windward of the Defender, and had
both held their courses there would
have been no trouble, but anxiety of
the Urltlsh skipper to get his boat over
the line first and to windward of the
enemy made It a question if he would
not cross before the starting gun
sounded. To prevent such a predica
ment the Valkyrie bore away a trifle
and eased out her sheets.
The main boom of the Britisher
swept over the deck of the Defender,
carrying away tke topmast shrouds on
t'he starboard side nnd tearing out the
Jaws of the spreader. The topmast
cracked and was badly sprung. Just
as the crash came the starting signal
was given, and Valkyrie sped Away
like a rocket. Defender was luffed In
the wind, the Jib topsail lowered, the
wreckage removed and Mr. Iselln de
cided to continue the race. Probably
a couple of minutes were wasted mak
ing repairs before the boat continued
on her course. A protest flag was dis
played, and the committee boat showed
an answering pennant. Then the gal
lant Defender and her plucky crew
went In pursuit of the British cutter.
liut for the accident, the race today
would probably have lieeh one of the
finet In the history of the America's
cup contests. Nothing was lacking to
make . it a memorable affair. The
crowds of spectators and the fleet of
excursion craft anil Jjrlvata yachts
were present to lend animal fiintd the
scene. There was a good sailing breeze,
the sky was clear after the mist of the
morning had been dispelled, and the
ocean was comparatively smooth.
The weakened topmast of Defender
prevented her from carrying the sail
that Valkyrie carried and nhe could not
keep the pace set by the Dunraven
boat. .In the beat of ten miles to wind
ward to the first turn, Valkyrie gained
an advantage of two minutes and fifty
two seconds. At one time she led by
fully a mile, but as tne wind fresh
ened from the six knots at the start to
fifteen at the first turn, eighteen short
ly afterward, the Defender, crippled
though she was, began to gain. The
second leg of the' race was a broad
reach, and Valkyrie used a 'balloon Jib
topsail, while the people on the De
fender had to be content with a baby
Jib topsail. In spite of her handicap
the Defender gained seventeen sec
onds on the second leg.
On the run home, the Defender con
tinued her good work, gaining one min
ute and seventeen seconds. The time
allowance of Valkyrie to Defender Is
twenty-nine seconds, and allowing for
this, the difference between her time
over the course and the Defender's time
was forty-seven seconds only,
The Valkyrie's mainsail was fitted
far better than that of the Ameri
can boat. On the Valkyrie with Lord
Dunraven were Arthur niennle, II.
'Muitland Kersey and J. K. Bush, of the
America's cup committee. Lord Dun-raven's-
daughters did not sail on the
yacht today. They saw the race from
the deck of a steam yacht. On the
Defender were Mr. and Mrs. Iselln;
"Nat" Herreshoff, Woodbury Kane,
Newbury Thorne, Herbert C. Ieeds and
David 'Hendersons, the representative
of Lord Dunraven.
The fleet of excursion steamers and
yachts which followed the racers was
smaller than on Saturday. The yachts
were not seriously hindered about the
start, although at times It looked as
though they might 1e.
After the race was under way more
boats continued to arrive. At the turns
and during the race, the nttendant
fleet gave the yachts plenty of room.
The warning whittles of the patrol ves
sels were heeded and no serious Inter
ference with the yachts occurred at any
At the finish there was the usual
scene of excitement with patriotic
Americans for once saluting a British
yacht. The Defender received' the
greater ovation of the two. Her plucky
fight elicited much praise from
yachtsmen. Iloth yachts were towed to
Bay Ridge, where they are anchored to
night. Tomorrow a new topmnst will
be put info Defender.
Protest from Mr.'lselln.
The regatta committee stopped their
boat at Hay Ridge on the way to the
city and Mr. Iselln made a verbal pro
test In regard to the fouling.
Mr. Bush, the club representative on
the British boat, was asked by the
committee to present his version of the
affair. At in. HO r. m. the following no
tice was posted on the bulletin board
s' the Plnbi
Tuesday. Sept. i0. The Defender pro
tests the Valkyrie on the ground that she
bore down on her Just before reaching the
ptartlng line, thereby causing a foul
which resulted In the carrying away of
her spreader, and the springing of her
rS gned) The Rerstta Commltte.
The regatta committee will not de
ride the protest before tomorrow. It
Is generally believed that the decision
will be In favor of Defender. i
Commodore Smith, of the America's
cup committee, speaking; of the De
fender this evening, said that his faith
In the Herreshoff boat Is tremendously
strengthened and that the cup is safe.
Ilia Official Time.
V The official time of starting.' turning
,knd finish today was as follows:
(Valkyrie, start. 11.00.13; first turn,
JS. 57.43; second turn, 2.01.45; finish,
Defender, start, 11.01.15; first turn.
1.01.8n; second turn, 1.58.10: finish,
12.67.40. The elapsed and corrected time
01 ine race was as lonows:
Valkyrie, elapsed time. 3 55.W; cor
rected time, :i.'k.ui.
Defender, elapsed time, S.rsS.25; cor
rected time, S.iiu.aO. Valkyrie wins by
47 seconds corrected time.
Dr. Yost and A. K Hoover Accused of a
"Wllkes-Rarre. Pa., Sept. 10. Dr. Vost.
of Pittston, and A. R. Hoover, of the
same place, werearersted by the county
detective today. Hoover Is charged by
Miss Millie Mearfoss, uged 1 years,
with accomplishing her ruin by se
duction. It Is also alleged that Dr.
Vost. wiho is 00 years of age, performed
a criminal operation on her.
On Aug. 10 last the young woman
gave birth to a child and for three weeks
hovered between life and death. On
Aug. 19 th girl, believing that she was
dying, made a statement In which she
made these charges against Hoover
and Yost. Khe subsequently recovered
under the care and treatment of Dr.
Hoover waived n hearing and gave
ball In the sum of tl,oeo for his ap
pearance In ruiirt. Dr. Yost was also
placed under $:1.ihm) bail for another
hearing before a magistrate on Satur
day afternoon next.
P0W-W0W OF BKD MEN.
tlig Chiefs of the Order Assemble at
ProvlJcnco-Hcport of the Chief of
Providence, R. I.. Sept. 10. The forty
seventh annual session of the great
council of the United States of the Im
proved Order of Red Men met In this
city this morning. There are nlmfly
eight delegates present, representing
thirty-one Hlaites. Grunt Incohonee A.
H. Pafon, of Massachusetts, lu fhe an
nual report gives a resume of the di-cl-slon
made by him on appeals. He re
ports olllclal visitations In twenty-nine
states, many of the states having been
visited two or three times. His ex
pense account In propagating the work
of the order was $4,500.
The report of Charles C. Conley, of
Pennsylvania, chief of records, con
tained the following facts: The re
cepits for the year were from all
sources, 40fl.i17; paid for relief, 1320,
902; paid widows and orphans, $S,.v.i2;
for burial of the dead, $sl.242; Invest
ments, JI2'J.iiriS; cash on hand, $26.70;
total wealth of all tribes, $1.52u,01il. The
membership report wits as follows:
Members adopted. SitilO: reinstated,
I. fi.'if.; admitted by card, 1.402; suspend
ed, 21.T60; expelled. 11; withdrawn by
card, 1.401: died. 1,1i!:i; total member
ship, July, l,1i!:i,4x"i; increase during the
year, fi.170; total number of tribes,
1.6S2, an Increase during the year of
A revised digest of the laws was
adopted and It was recommended that
the regalia be superseded by emblemati
cal Jewels. There was an attempt
made to Increase the salary of the
great chief of records from tt.fioo per
year to $2,000, but. on a point of order
being raised, It was ruled that a salary
cannot be Increased during the terra of
THE WORM TURN'S.
A Writer Whose Contributions llave litem
Kcjcetcd Now Wants Hlood.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 10. J. C. Moffnts,
new editor of the Cincinnati Tribune,
was challenged today to tight a duel
by Dr. Chartler, a French newspaper
man, who once before created a sensa
tion In St. Louis by his aggressive
methods, and who has been connected
with the Tribune recently as a special
writer. A simple question of judgment
as to publishing an Item which 'Mr.
Moffuts rejected was the occasion of the
Dr. Chartler Is vehement In his claim
thut the affair is one of honor and one
of two things only will help his wound
ed feelings. He must have an apology
or he must, have blood. Dr. Chartler
called at the Tribune ofllee Monday
evening and protested against the man
ner In which his matter had been treat
ed and became so obstreperous that he
was Invited to leave the building. Then
he wrote the following chnllenge:
Mr. Moffafs Two gentlemen who are de
livering this letter to you are In charite
of a little question of honor. They will
ask you for sn apology In writing, unless
you choose to net as a gentleman. With
all the respect you deserve, I nm
(Signed) M. , Chartler.
STATE MIl.l.ERS MEET.
First Annunl Scsnlnn of tho Pennsylvania
Association Held at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Sept. 10. The first an
nunl session of the Pennsylvania Slate
Millers' association began this after
noon. Today's convention, while It Is the
fl'rst since Incorporatfon, Is the eigh
teenth In the history of the body, which
constitutes the largest organization of
Its kind In the country. Its member
ship of 250 will pro'bably be Increased
before tile close of the convention.
Tim sessions of the convention will
lar.t three days and It promises to be
of much Interest to the grain and flour
trade. The convention was opened by
tV president of the association. Hon.
Cyrus Hoffa, and after several addreses
of wi Icome, the reports of the commit
tees Were presented.
PECULIAR CAUSE OF DEATH.
Mrs. Verger Is killed hy a Gas Pipe
Altnnna, Va., Sept. 10. This city was
visited -by a very scvore thunder storm
this afternoon, causing some little
damage to property and also one
Airs Benjamin Yerger, of the Eighth
ward, at Ihe time the storm cnnie up
was calling upon a neighbor At this
place the gas fixtures had been re
moved and the pipes plunged. A bolt
of lightning striking the side of the
house had the effect of blowing out one
of these plugs with such force that
when it struck Mrs. Yerger on the tem
ple she was Instantly killed.
WANTS NO EMPTY HONOR.
Seerctsry Reynolds Dcellnca the Demo
crntle Sn per lor Court Nomination.
Washington, Sept. 10. Assistant Sec
retary John M. Reynolds, of the In
terior department, declines to enter the
next Pennsylvania campaign. A move
ment hwd been started by some of his
friends to put him In nomination nt
Wllliamsport tomorrow as one of the
six Democratic candidate for Judge of
the new Superior court of Pennsylva
nia. Assistant Secretary Reynolds tele
graphed to State Chairman Wright this
afternoon declining a nomination.
Veterans at l-onlsvllte.
Louisville, Bept. IO.-T0 the full, the
legions of the Urand Army visitors en
joyed Kentucky hospitality today anil roy
ally It flowed upon them. The number of
strangers here tonight Is, according to of
ficial tlgures. In the neighborhood of 175.
), and at least fHi.KH) more will be brought
In during the nlirht and morning In time
for the grand parade.
' Erie, Pa., Sept. 10-The United States
Steamer Fessenden opened the first day of
the Brie centennial with a sunrise salute
of 100 guns this morning. The corner
stone of the new free public library was
laid at 4 o'clock by the Masonic bodies.
ON EVE OF
Democratic Hosts Assemble at Will
SUPERIOR- COURT ASPIRANTS
Jadge P. P. Smith favorably Mentioned.
C. U. Schadt, of Scranton, a Poisible
Caodidote for Stato Treasurer.
Delegates Are Arriving.
Wllliamsport. Pa., Sept. 10. On the
eve of the Democratic state convention,
which will nominate six candidates for
Superior court Judges and sclent a nomi
nee for state treasurer, matters are In
a state of chaos. With over a doxen
Judicial aspirants, who ure well bucked,
clamoring for places on the th-ket, and
with the following of each endeavoring;
to make deals with other delegations,
the situation Is, In a measure, ex
plained. In contrast to the clamor of
the Judgeship candidates. Is the vacant
state trcasurcrship berth. State Sena
tor J. Henry Cochran, of Williamsport,
was the man uin whom the party
leaders had looked as a possible candi
date, but Mr. Cochran, who Is one of
the wealthiest men In this section of
the state, today announced that under
no circumstances would he accept the
Collector of Internal Revenue tlrant
S. Herring, of liloomshurg, was offered
the nomination after Mr. Cochran's
declination had been announced, but
he, too, declined he honor. At mid
night the names of C. H. Schadt, of
Scranton, and ex-District Attorney
John Gorman, of Luzerne, were
mentioned, as possible candidates.
The I.ycoinlng county seat Is crowd
ed tonight with politicians from all
sections of Pennsylvania, and the Indi
cations are that the convention tomor
row, which will be held In the opera
house, beginning at 10 a. m., will be
largely attended. About all of the 454
delegates have arrived.
A list of the more prominent superior
court aspirants and all of whom have
delegations working In their behalf,
are: Henry J. McCarthy, of Philadel
phia, the present minority member of
the Judiciary, he having been appoint
ed with the six Republicans by Gover
nor Hastings in June; Judge Christo
pher Magee, Allegheny; Judge James
X. Krmentrout, Berks; Robert Mc
Meen, Juniata; Judge Charles K.
Noyes, Warren; Judge Harland
Yerkes, Bucks county; James Moor
head, Westmoreland; fj- 'M. Bower,
Center; 1. C. Dewltt. Bradford; Judge
P. 1. Smith. Lackawanna; W. Horace
Rose, Cambria: Augustus S. Landls,
Ulair; Judge Bucher. Union; Judge O.
P. Bechtel. Schuylkill; and ex-Judge
Theodore V. Jenkins, Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia delegation of
eighty-four is divided between Mc
Carthy and Jenkins, but iMagee has the
solid Allegheny delegation of Uilrty
one at his command.
Will Oppuse McCarthy.
There Is a sentiment among the coun
try delegates (those representing the
districts between -Philadelphia and
Pittsburg) to oppose the candidacy of
McCarthy, Jenkins and Magee. It
was argued by a number of these In
terior representatives tonight that the
entire six nominees should come from
the country. The basis of their con
tention wus that in the event of but one
Democratic Judicial nominee being suc
cessful at the election, the law requir
ing a minority representation of one,
he would probably be un urban candi
date by reason of the fact that the Re
publicans In either of the large cities
would support him.
The state executive committee met
this afternoon and selected ex-State
Chairman James A. Stranahan for tem
porary chairman of the convention.
Any number of conferences were hold
tonight at the Park hotel, the head
quarters of the leaders, between Messrs.
Singerly, llarrlty, Hensel and other
prominent arty men, nnd the dele
gates who have judicial booms, but up
to midnight no conclusions could be
learned. The nearest approach to any
thing definite were the announcements
at midnight of possible judicial nomi
nees by National Democratic Chairman
Harrlty and Clerk of the National
House of Kepresentntlves James Kerr.
Kach gave eight names. I.Mr. Harrlty's
selections were: Krmentrout. Smith,
Yerkes, Noyes, Mooruhead, Bechtel,
Mugee and Bower. Mr. Kerr named
Noyes, Yerkes, IMooreliead, Bower, Mc
Carthy, Magce. dtec.htel and Landls.
As Messrs. llarrlty and Kerr respec
tively represent the regular Democracy
and the Pennsylvania Democracy,
wings of the party, their selections may
have some signilicnnce.
It Is announced that David W. Sel
lers, of Philadelphia, will place the
name of Mr. McCarthy before the con
vention. Joseph F. McOullen, of Phila
delphia, will nominate Mr. Jenkins and
David F. Patterson, of Allegheny, will
nominate Mr. Magee. If all of the Ju
dicial candidates shall be placed In
nomination the convention will be very
lengthy, and It may continue in the
At 12.40 this (Wednesday) morning It
was announced as a restiVt of the
conference between the leaders that
ex-Congressman B. F. Meyers, of Har
rlsburg, will be nominated for state
treasurer, nnd that ex-Dlstrlot Attor
ney John Oarman. of Luzerne county,
will be permanent chairman of the
convention. No Judicial slate was de
A platform Is being prepared this
(Wednesday) morning. It Is said that
It will endorse Cleveland's administra
tion, proclaim for sound money, cen
sure (Jovernor Hastings' appointments
of Superior court Judges to serve fac
tional ends, condemn the Inst legisla
ture for Its partisan work, and call at
tention to the tidal wave of prosperity
under the Democratic administration.
ATLANTA ALREADY FILLED.
The Cotton States t posit Ion Will Re
Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 10. Great prepara
tions are in progress to make the open
ing of the day at the Cotton States and
International exposition, Sept. IS. a
tremendous success. Atlnntn Is already
filled with strangers. The governors
of half a dozen states will be present;
there will be an Imposing military pa
rade, and addresses will be made by
distinguished gentlemen, the opening
oration to be delivered by Judge Kmory
Speer, of Georgia. The business houses
of the city will close from noon until 4
o'clock, and the whole city will go en
masse to Piedmont park.
At night the principal attractions will
be the electric, fountain and Pnln'tf
pyrotechnic display on the lake of the
storming of the Chinese fortress at
Wei-Hal-Wei by the Japanese.
Saturday. Sept. 21. will be Blue and
Gray day. Thousands of the veterans
from both armies will attend. Every
thing will be done to make the opening;
a brilliant success.
' For eastern Pennsylvania, ralr; possi
bly local thunder storms In central Penn
sylvania; southerly winds.
We have Just opened the best line of
Blankets we have ever shown. These
goods were all purchased before the
advance In wool, consequently at much
lower figures than they could be du
plicated for. We Intend giving our
customers the advantage of these
prices, and quote the following:
80 pairs Elk, 10-4
SO pairs each Grey svI "Vhlte Norway,
60 pairs Snowflake, 11-4 .
$ 1 .35.
C9 pairs Alpine, 11-4
'Borders, Pink, Blue and Lemon."
60 pairs each, 10-4 and 11-4, Jewell,
all Wool and Shrunk. Borders,
Fink, Blue, Red and Lemon,
$3.55 and $3.89.
40 pairs Housekeepers' Choice, 11-4
Jacquard Borders, Blue, Fink anfc
20 pairs Silver Clirf, 12-4 .
Jacquard Borders, Blue, Pink and
20 pairs Flour City, 12-4,
$6.75; 13-4, $7.35.
Borders, Lemon, Pink and Blue.
Complete line of California Blankets,
Choice line of Fine Wrapper Blankets,
In Plain and Fancy. Centers.
510 and 512
Agent for Charles A.
Schieren & Co.'s
The Very Best.
313 Spruce St., Scranton.
We are busy selling good
School Shoes for good chil
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Call and get one for
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with your name engraved
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403 Spruce St,
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