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THE -ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT PAGES .It) COLUMNS.
SSCK ANTON, PA., THURSDAY MOHNIN'G, JULY 2.t, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
You probably know nil about our
kid glove stuck. It In matchless lu
extent, unsurpassed In quulity and
unequalled In correct styles. These
are great points for glove buyers
which few can afford to slight, for
there Is not a lady's hand In Scran
ton that we cannot glove to perfec
tion. Enough said on desirability,
for that cannot be culled In ques
tion. Now a
We have determined to reduce
stock and offer the following num
bers at the reduction named. The
gocds ure legular. fresh, and In no
In Foil Swing
& hook lacing Kid Gloves, tans
only; a leader at Sue.
Sale Price, 5Pc
5 hook luring or four button
length Kid gloves in Black, Tans,
Modes and Slutes, with embroidered
backs. This is our Justly celebrated
$1.00 quality, than w hich there is no
better value In the state.
Sale Price, 75c
Dent' London "Coronet" Kid
gloves In Black, Tans, Modes or
Slate. You know their actual value.
Our Sale Price, $1.19
of the superb "Neptune" Kid gloves
In Black, Tan or Modes; 4-button
length. Guaranteed value II. 2a.
Sale Price, 95c
;o DOZEN t
New style embroidered black kid
(loves. Standard $1.00 quality.
Sale Price, 59c
Ladles' White Wash Chamois Kid
gloves. Our popular $1.00 quulity.
Sale Price, 65c
White Washable Chamois Kid
gloves. A specially good 75c. quul
ity. Sale Price, 59c
Sizes 'are complete In all of the
lines named above, but quantities
re restricted, therefore sizes once
old out will not be duulicuted at
the special sale quotations.
NOW IN SESSION
Nearly Four Hundred Delegates Respond
to Roll Call at St Louis.
AN AD RESS BV BANKER ST. JOHN
Hives His Views on the Currency
Question Iroiu the Ntnndpoiut or a
financier- A (Joddess of Liberty
I'p-to-Dutc Itecilt-n the Dctiurution
St. I.ouis, July 22. It was Just 12.30
o'clock w hen Chairman Mott, or North
Carolina, called the silver convention
to order, announcing that proceedings
would be opened with the reading of the
call for the convention by J. M. Devlne,
secretary of the Bl-inetalllc league,
which was accordingly done.
At this time there were probably 400
delegutes lu their seats and two score
At 12.3!; rr. Mott Introduced Hon.
Francis d. Newlands, representative in
congress from Nevada, as' the tempor
ary chairman, who addressed the con
vention. Mr. Newland's references to
tne declarations by the Democratic
platform for free coinage of silver at
tfTe ratio of 1(1 to 1. without Interna
tional agreement, and to the qualities
of the Democratic candidate were re
ceived with much favor by the dele
gates. A permanent organization was then
undertaken. Committees were named
by culling the roll Of states. Some of
them which were represented, failed to
respond, so that It was Impossible to
tell how many states were In the con
vention. JuDDESS UP LIBERTY APPEARS.
Alter naming the committee on cre
dentials, the temporary chairman sug
gested that the state delegations get
together and select their representa
tives on the several committees, and
pending this, Miss Mllie Pierce, of St.
Louis, was escorted to the platform.
She was arrayed lu a garb of white,
over which was draped the American
Hag, with a liberty cap on her head,
(to her left arm she wore shoulder and
wrist bracelets, connected with chains
of gold coins, and on her bosom a dele
gate's badge, the color of which was of
old guld. She stood in front of the pre
siding otlicer's desk, which was draped
with yellow, bordered with gold bullion
fringe. Miss Pierce carried a small
tlag. and waving It, said: "Americans,
under Hie folds of our grand old Mug, I
salute you." She then recited the
declaration of Independency. The con
clusion of the recitation, which was
very effectively rendered, was marked
by a wild outburst of applause, while
the band played "Red, White and Blue."
A delegate from Coloiado moved the
thanks of tin: convention be given Miss
Pierce for her recitation of the charter
of American liberty, and it was adopted
by a rising vote, and more cheering.
It whs tlmilly agreed that the state
delegations should hulid the naim-s of
the different members 'of committees to
the secretary. Willie the lists were be
ing prepared. Chairman Newlands read
the following telegram from Senator
Denver, July 21,
I. N. Stevens, St. I.uuls.
The money question uvershad jws till
others, on Us rightful determination de
pends the prosperity of the people
and 'he perpetuity of republican
institutions. All other questions must be
subordinate. A vole for Bryan and Sewull
is a vote for Industrial and tlnaneiul Inde
pendence of the American people from
foreign domination and control, and they
should have the support of all opponents
of the gold standard.
The sentiments contained In the tele
gram were vigorously applauded. A
delegate from Pennsylvania read the
following letter from ex-Congressmun
J. C. Sibley, dated Franklin, Pa., July
"I And it absolutely impossible to get
to St. Louis. I hope success will at
tend the efforts of the friends to have
only one ticket. Let the Issue be
squarely joined and the verdict of the
A motion to take a recess cuused some
Jl'DCiK SCOTT'S SARCASM.
Judge Scott, of NebraskH. suggested
an adjournment until tomorrow ut 10
a. ni. There was no necessity, he said,
of being In a hurry In this matter. It
took the Republican party a whole week
In cfjis city to marry Orover Cleveland,
anil the Democratic party a week in
Chicago to get a divorce for htm.
(Laughter). The judge said he was a
member of the of imlttee on resolu
tions, a meeting of which will be held
tonight, to draft an address to the peo
ple upon which the party could go to
the country. Thut could not be done
in ten minutes. It would require time,
he said, and with time such an ad
dress would be prepared. He wanted
the committee to write a new declara
tion of Independence. (Applause).
A recess until 4.30 o'clock this after
nooon was tlnully agi'sed to, and at 2.20
o'clock the convention separated.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
Win. P. St. John Discusses Currency
from a Banker's Muiidpoint.
St. Louis, July 22. Most of the dele
gates were In their seats promptly at
4.30, and quite a sprinkling of visitors
were In the galleries. At 4. IK) o'clock
Chairman Newlands dropped his gavel.
Mr. Williams, a delegate from Ne
braska, moved tliot a committee of
three be appointed to invite the dele
gates of the Populist convention to take
seats In the galleries for the afternoon,
the Populists not being in session. It
was unanimously adopted. The com
mittee on rules made Its report recom
mending that the rules of the present
congress be used In the conduct of the
convention's business. The committee
on credential reported no contests, and
suggested that any portion of the state
delegation present In the convention
could cast the full vote of the delega
tion. The report was adopted. The.
permanent organization committee,
through its chairman. Colonel Brad
ehaw, reported for William P. St. John,
of New York, as permanent chairman.
As his name was mentioned the conven
tion cheered vociferously. Hon. Charles
A. Towne, of Minnesota, was named as
vice president of the convention, and
pleasure. Robert E. Diffendellfer, of
Pennsylvania, was named as secretary.
In concluding his report Colonel Brad
shaw briefly eulogized Mr. St. John.
The reort was adopted with a cheer.
While a committee was escorting Mr.
St. John to the chair, Mr. Newlands
announced that Mr. Towne would ad
dress the convention tomorrow. The
delegates appeared delighted to know
that the business of the convention
was not to be rushed through and a
final adjournment reached tonight, as
had been rumored.
Mr. Newlands then Introduced Mr.
St. John as permanent chairman. Mr.
St. John prefaced his remarks by Bay
lug that it having been intimated that
he Would be asked to preside over the
convention he had put his remarks lu
writing, so that what he had to say,
might be In a shape which he would not
regret having said (cheers).- He there
fore asked the Indulgence of the con
vention while he read ruther than trust
to the eloquence of the occasion. At
the outset Mr. St. John captured Un
delegates by interpolating a statement
that he should speak from a banker's
standpoint, and that If he were ud
diesslng a gathering of bankets he
would use no different terms.
ST. JOHN'S SPEECH.
Uentleme:; of the Convention.
The s'Klli und efficiency of your labors
in the past have been revs aided by tile
adoption of your dtmund lor legislation by
two great organisations ot the people,
namely: The Democracy and tne People'
party. If now you are able to induce a
coalition of these two organizations lor
the one purpose, the desirej uchUvtmeut
on behalf. of the people will tnsue.
Ai-muiing then that you will prevail
upon those patriots culling themselves the
People's party to endorse the nomination
of liryan and Sewall, It is udvUublt to
warrant the desirability of the end in
It is among the first principles in tliiunre
thut the value of each dollar. expi es.- d
In prices, depends upon the total number
of dollars In circulation. The plane of
price Is high when the number or dollars
In circulation is great in proportion to tne
number of things to be exchanged by
ineuns of dollars, uud low when tne dollars
are proportionately few. The plane of
prices ut prestm and for some lime put
is and has been ruinously low. The in
crease of our population at ubout a.lKKi.mio
a jiur, svatterd over oiir Immense terri
tory, calls for Increasing exchanges uud
thereby demand: an increasing number of
dollars In circulation.
The imitate in the number of dollars
when dollars are confined to sold Is n.it
sufficiently rapid to meet the growth of
our exchangee. The tunseiiuence Is a
growing value ot dollars or a illuiinUli
Ing value of everything elke expressed lu
dollurs: which is to say, a tendency to
ward constantly declining prices.
The fountain head ot our prosperity has
run dry. Our farmers all over the coun
try have endured the oppression lu prices
until they get about or tit per acre tor
un e:endltitie of Jlu ner acre, und the
like. Their credit Is exhausted at their
country stores. The country store ceases
to order from the city merchant, the city
merchant reduces his demand upon the
manufacturer. Manufactures are cur
tailed. The consequeiiceU that employes
and !' elements of labor are being dis
charged and wages are lowered to thosd
who continue in employment. The suf
fering of the rurniem, who constitute
nearly out-half of our pKpulullou. Is thus
enforced upon the city merchant, the man
ufacturer and all foinis of labor. These
combined elements constitute the over
whelming majority of voters. Their in.
ttlllgellt conclusion w ill he felt iini ev
pressed at the pilils.
The banker ulso is without prosperity
unless prosperity Is general throughout
the t'nltt il states. He mux leurn to dis
tliigiih'i between cheap uuiiuy unj money
commanding u low rule of Interest.
The dollar worth two bushels of wheat
Is u dear dollar and yet it commands In
terest lu Wall street ut present of hut 2
per cent, per annum on call. If the dol
lar can be cheapened by tncreudiig the
number of dollars, so thut each dollar will
buy less wheat, the Increasing price of
wheat will increase the demand for dollurs
to invest in its production. Then the hor.
rower of dollars to Invest In the produc
tion cf wheat being reasonably sure of a
profit from that employment of the money
can afford to pay interest for Its use as a
part of his profit. In other words, Interest
Is a share of the profit on the employment
of money. So that abundant money,
money readily obtainable, which Is, lo
say. really cheap muney. is the money
which coininuiMls a high rate of interest,
as a thine of the profit of the borrower in
As we appeal to the lountry, In the jus
tice of our cause, one or two puirvts of
common iiuiuiry must be satisfied as fol
lows: The experience cf Mexico N held up for
our alarm. We answer, first, that Mexico
Is conspicuously prosperous u t home. Her
Increase In manufacture, railway earn
ings and the like in recent years is pheno
menal. Second. Mexico 1 no criterion Tor the
United States, for the reason th'he has
a foreign trade Indebtedness of about J0.
iwu.uuu annually In excess of the valu of
her exports ot cotton, sugar, coffee, hUbs,
and the like, which must be paid for In the
surplus product of her mines. Her silver,
therefore, goes abroad un merchandise,
und at a valuation lixe.l by the outside
world. The Cnited States, on the other
hulid, Is a nation of T'i.ww,U!W of people,
scattered over a territory seventeen times
the area of Prance. A single one of our
railway systems, the Erie, exceeds the
aggregate railway mileage of all Mexico.
We offer un employment tor money to nn
aggregate griater than the world's spare
silver will furnish us. Hence, our silver
money, at home and nbroad. will be val
ued as the money of the United States.
The opposition threatens us with a flood
of Europe's silver - upon our reopened
mint". We answer, Europe has no silver
bu her sih-er money. Her silver money
vulues silver at from 3 cents to 7 cents nn
the dollur higher than ours. Hence the
European merchant or banker must sacri
fice from 3 to 7 per cent, of his full legiil
teuder money In order to recoln It at our
mints. Europe's silverware, like Ameri
ca's silverware, carries In it the additional
value of labor and the manufacturer's
They threaten us with a flood of silver
from the For East. We answer that the
course of silver is Invariably Eastward
and never toward the Weft. British In
dia Is a perpetual sink or silver absorbing
It, never to return, by from SSI.UOO.UUv to
IW.OUO.OW worth every year. And India's
absolution of silver will be enlurged by
the steadiness of price for sliver fixed by
our reopened mints.
A3 TO THREATS OP PANIC.
They threaten us with a "sudden retire
ment of I600.O00.Oijo gold with the accom
panying panic, causing contraction and
commercial disaster unparalleled." We
answer that our total stock of gold other
than about llo.OUO.uuo or flS.uuo.ouo circulat
ing on the Pacific coast Is already In re
tirement. Practically all our gold Is In
the United States treasury or held by
banks. The gold In the treasury will re
main there If the secretary avails of Ms
option to redeem United Srates notes In
silver. The gold In the banks constitutes
the quiet and undisturbed portion of their
rrnrtln"d on Psgs 1
ON SENATOR QUAY
Old Enemies of 1895 Are Again Trying to
SECRET OF THE WANNAMAKER BOOM
Frank Willing l.ench nnd Other Am
bitious Products of the Senator's
Creation Arc Itcudy to Sting the
Hosoin Thnt Hits Nourished Them.
Quay on the Alert.
Pittsburg, July 22. The Commerclnl
OuKette (Quay Rep.) suys: The lines
for another buttle upon Senator M. S.
(Juay in Pennsylvania are being drawn.
The movement Is under the disguise i f
a plan to elect John Wannumakcr of
Philadelphia to the United Stut-.s sen
ate to succeed .1. Donald Cameron, of
Hurt IsLurg. When the senatorial
fight is ut an end, the organization will
not die, but will be kept up fur the reul
work for which It was born..
The same men who are secretly nt
work to undermine Senator Quay tried
to annihilate him lu li '.'.. A glance
backwuid over the pugvs of political
history will show how utterly they fail
ed. In the present plan to :iltiniutcly
oust the "old man" a different course
of procedure has been mapped nut. All
attempt Is being m:ide to "jolly" the
senator Into believing thut they ure
his friends, but they only wish to over
throw certain of his lieutenants.
Thouius Dolau. the millionaire manu
facturer of Philadelphia, is said to
stand at the head of the new organisa
tion and direct its movements. (Jatb
tred around him are other prominent
eastern men, while Magee. Flinn und
Martin are being kept lu the back
gruond. They ure not known In the
scheme, but ure ready to shuw their
bunds when the proper time uirlves.
Flunk Willing Leach Is un active Work
er in the deal, and some people think
that he hud taken cards in the gume
while he v,as yet chairman of the Re
publicu,u executive committee.
FIRST SEEDS SOWN.
Some of the first evidences of the new
olgunization cume to public View about
the llrst of the present year, but It is
claimed that the Wauumaker reception
to the members of the legislature of ISH5
was where the first needs were sown.
Some of the younger members of the
house were pumped full of honey-wurds
thut night. They were told that Sena
tors Andrews and Penrose and others
prominent lu politics with (Juay should
bi wiped off the slate. The budding
htatesuieu were told thut If these lieu
tenants of the Beaver man were out ot
the way there would be a chance fur
younger blood. The representatives
were given to understand thut an at
tempt would he made to kill Off these
people, and when that time arrived
their services would he desired. The
Wuiiamaker boom was also spoken of.
The tight of 1S was then made and
Quay was victorious. Nothing was
heard of the Wuiiamaker bourn or the
new organization until about the first
of this year. About thut time K. A.
Vanvalketiburg, of Wellsburo, started
on a tour of the state. To the members
of the house of Isila he was not u stran
ger, us he hud seived us clerk of the
appropriation committee. He was
knbwn by ull us a stanch Quay num.
He conducts a little paper in his native
town and Its columns were ill ways filled
witli mutter favorable to (Juay.
POLLING THE STATE.
It was Mr. Yunvalkeiibiirg's duty to
go Into the different counties of the
state and Inquire Into the personnel of
the coming session of the legislature.
Sometimes lie got the Information und
occasionally his brother, Fred, who Is
an agent for a bridge company, gath
ered up the data. It was in February
that this territory In the west was
worked. At that time one of the
blanks that the Yaiivalkenbiirgs bait
caused to be tilled out came Into the
possession of a Plttsburger.
The blanks were printed. The ex
act questions usked cuntuit be given
nuw. In the first column the names
of the candidates for assembly were to
be written. Other spaces were set aside
for answering questions of this kind.
Uccuputkui or profession, uge, religion,
financial standing, whether for (Juay
or the combine, and one or two other
things. In another part of the blank
was a space for answering seme ques
tions about county commissioner can
didates. The agents who searched for this In
formation alwuys had plenty of money,
and it Is said that they spent It fr.-e-ly.
They usually employed someone
who wus familiar with the politics ut
the county to (ill out the blanks and
then had thein sent to a luck box in
the Philadelphia postolllce. AfttT the
nominations were made a list of the
nominees was sent to the same Phila
delphia address. The Vanvalkenburgs
told the people that they were gather
ing this information for themselves.
They said that they were in the bridge
business and they took this means of
keeping track cf the county commis
sioners. There were some people who
QUAY ON THE ALERT.
It was hard to figure out W hy ull the
questions about legislative candidates
should be usked. If the Messrs. Van
valkenburg only wanted to know the
county commissioners, so that they
could approach them for bridge Work.
Ed. Vanvalkenburg was asked about
his connection with the Wanamuker
boom, and he denied everything, but
he was extremely anxious that nothing
should be printed about the informa
tion he was gathering in the dlfTe.
The work of the Vanvalkenburgs wan
loon brought to the notice of Senator
Quay. It Is said that today he knows
of every move that the Dolan and Wan
amaker crowd has made. He knowH
just where the new organization has
snatched away a supposed friend. There
are some people In Western Pennsyl
vania who think that they are fooling
the "old man," but they are mistaken.
The headquarters of the new move
ment Is said to be right In the residence
of Mr. Dolan In Philadelphia: Every
man is not Invited, but when the agents
enlist a good fellow they always tell
him that he had better call upon the
Philadelphia people.. These missionar
ies tell the recruits that thero in
disposition to fight Quay, but there Is
a scheme on foot to drive Senator An
drews, Senator Penrose and some of
Quay's trusted lieutenants out of poll
tics. An attempt to do this will cer
tainly cause the "old nun" to fight,
and the new combines know this, but
they think that they can fool the coun
try people by this kind of nonsense.
It will be remembered that In March
or the latter part of FetJruary Thom
u s Dolan and David Martin paid a
visit to Pittsburg. It Is now clu lined
that they were here on business for
the new combination. In Philadelphia
and out through the country districts
where the Wauumaker men are at
work, there Is a studied effort to keep
Magee, Martin and Fllnn In the back
ground, us it is figured that the rural
folks will not take much stock lu a
movement where they are playing u
prominent part. When the time comes
to do buttle, the leaders of the former
combine will be ready tu mix up in
the light against Quay.
Another silent worker In the Wana
muker boom and new organization is
Frank Willing Leach. Some ot Quuy's
friends think that he had a linger in
the pie some time before he wus turned
down at the Hutrisburg convention In
April. Immediately after the "old
man" hud set him adrift. Leach fell lu
with the Wanamuker boom and begun
to write letters to different Republi
cans In the state. lu these he told
them that there was to be a new deal
In Pennsylvania politics. Just now
Leiich Is endeavoring to have the state
committee culled together to elect u
cliulriiia.li. claiming thut the selection
of Klklu was irieguliii. It Is claimed
thut his scheme Is to have u committee
meeting In hope thut a man friendly
to W'uiiainaKcr and the new orgulil
zutiou can be elected. There Is some
disposition to tall the committee to
gether Just to see what Leach will try
THE NEXT SENATOR.
The Impression has gotten out that
Senator Rules Penrose, of Philadelphia,
has been chosen by puay as the suc
cessor of Cameron iu the United Stales
senate. The Wuiiumuker people ure
now directing all their efforts against
him. There Is it possibility that the
Wanamuker people ure being fouled
when they waste their utntiiunitloii up
on Rules Penrose. None of his closest
friends will say thut he Is guinff to be
a candidate lu succeed Cameron. Tin y
would like to see the young Philudel
plilau chosen, but say thut he will step
aside if It Is the desire of Quay. These
sume men are keeping; a close eye on
iJovernor D. H. Hustings. He wants
to go to the United States senate uud
there ure a number of things in his
favor this time. He is in a position us
governor to control u great deal of sup
port. He could not draw his way ufter
he stepped out of the executive chair.
It muy be that Senator Quay will In the
end udvocute the election of the gov
ernor. At all events the Beaver mull
Is In close touch with the plans of the
Dolan-Wunamaker organization und
they will not tlnd him napping.
CHAMPION PIE EATER OVER EATS.
Williuiii Little Devours t: Worth
Muudtty and Fulls Dead.
Mch'eespuit. Pu., July 22 William
Little, champion pie euter of McKees
port, died last night. He hud a weak
ness for pies, and on Saturday night
laid in a Sunday stuck of them, cost
ing He ute them ull by evening,
und topped 1 1 IT the lot with a lurge
allowance of watermelon.
When the proprietor begun closing
tlte buurding-house for the night he
was hun tiled to llnd thut Little had
fallen off his chair and was dead. -
BRYAN ll SOLID.
St. Louis. July 22. The Bryan steering
eemmlttee find tonight that there are
etioutrh Populist votes for the nomination
of Bryan. The United Press, at one
o'cluck this morning (July Ti) was fur
nished with the official vote, which is ou7.
New York, July 22. Arrived: Steamers
11. II. Melr, from Bremen; State of Ne
braska. Hum (llusgow und Movllle; Noord
hind, from Antwerp; Spree, from Bremen
and Soinlmmpton; Mississippi, from Lon
don. Sailed: St. Paul, for Southampton;
Heiiln, lor Antwerp; Hrltunuic, for Liver
pool. Arrived out: St. Louis, at South
umplou; Havel, at Southampton and pro
ceeded for Bremen; .Mu lichen, at Bie
meihaven: ohdam, at Rotterdam. Sailed
for New York: Iahn, from Southamp
ton; Yeendam, from Rotterdam; Edam,
Nt. Louis Platform Indorsed.
Baltimore, July 2.'. The Maryland
League ot Republican clubs met In ninth
a n n mil convention today, nearly 7o dele
gates, representing clubs In all parts of
the state, being present. The St. Louis
platform und nominees ure Indorsed with
out qualification or equivocation.
4'nptain Mercer Dead.
Philadelphia. July 22. Captain Samuel
.Mercer. United Statvs Army, died this
morning at the Pennsylvania hospital in
his firty-nlnth year of symptoms of uiu
Treasury iold Reserve.
Wsahlngton, July 22. The treasury gold
reserve, ut the close of business today,
had declined to $:.s:t!l.r,J. The day's with
drawals were JJ.77G,0oo, of Which $2,072 WV
was fur export.
KiMeuator Jones Oend.
Dubuque, la., July 22. Ex-United States
Senator Ucorge W. Jones died tonight.
THE NEWS THIS MORMXtt.
Weather Indications Today s
Fair; Slightly Coaler.
1 Uood Showing of the Thirteenth Regi
ment ut Camp John (.ilbbon.
Sliver Convention In Session at St.
Quuy's Enemies Aculn to the Front.
2 Populists Wrangle at St. Louis.
1 (Local) Jermyn Borough Water Sup
ply Argued In Court.
5 (Local! X-Rnys Used on Fred Mink.
Need of Puttie Parks.
8 (Spurting) Scranton and Albany Play
an Eleven-Inning Tie Game.
Eastern and National League Games.
Gossip of Sports in General.
7 Suburban Happeunings.
Market and Financial News.
News Up and Down the Valley.
GOOD SHOWING ON
Thirteenth Regiment Stood the Ordeal in
an Excellent Manner.
THE NINTH MADE A BAD START
Colonel Coarsen and the Other Offi
cers of the Thirteenth Are Happy
nnd Feel That It Wilt Maintain Its
Position as the Crack Itcgiuieut of
the Ktnte-Note About the Soldier
Uoys aud Camp Life.
Special from a Staff Correspondent.
Camp John Olbbon. Lewlstown, Pa.,
July 22. The strain is over. It ended
at !) o'clock this morning when the
Thirteenth's Inspecllun was finished.
The general opinion Is thut the regi
ment bus not only maintained its high
rating of the past as the leading regi
ment In the state, but that It has in
creased Its rating. This is true if ac
tions are more truthful than words.
Since Sunday night when reports were
received cuncerning the energetic pre
paratory efforts of the First regiment,
und following thut cummuiid's really
excellent Inspection, Colonel Cuursen
und ull the Thiiteenth's commissioned
ob'lcers hud been anxious as to the or
deal of this morning. This wus plain.
They were dltllcult to approach, were
constantly studying tactics uud busily
occupied with een the most minute de
tail thut hud to do with the Inspection.
When it ended this morning Colonel
Cuursen was affable and smiling and
for several hours lost the evidences of
the soldier which have distinguished
his beiriiK since camp opened. The
same is true of Lleuteuunt Colonel C.
C. Mattes. Adjutant L. T. Mattes und
battalion majors und adjutants.
CAUSE FOR HOPEFULNESS.
There was good reusou for this hope
fulness uud sutisfuctluu. While the
prescribed legliuentul drills fur the
three brigades differ In time and move
ment, they were similar In u generul
sense. Until the Thirteenth showed Its
proficiency this murnlug the best time
for the drill wus 2!i minutes. The Thir
teenth's drill occupied only 1" minutes.
Tlie inspection drill of the First regi
ment, the Thirteenth's only rival In past
yeuis, was witnessed by Colonel Cour
seii on Mouduy und each movement
The time was not taken, but In prac
tice yesterday the Identical movements
of the Firsts regimental inspection drill
were inude by the Thirteenth In ex
actly fourteen minutes und that with
out any previous practice. This con
sidered along; with the fact that Scran
tun's regiment did its regimental work
In seventeen - minutes gives Colonel
Cuursen Just cause fur his good nature
uud explains why everyone In the reg
iment from Its commander down to the
strikers In the mess tents are happy.
Since Monday when the regimental
Inspections began exactly two hours
have intervened between the beginnings
of Inspections of two given regiments
und generally an hour or more has been
required for the appointive Inspectors
from Colonel M oriel I'm stuff to finish
their work with companies and putrols.
All this required but u little mure than
two hours in the Thirteenth showing
the ;nap and proficiency which fea
tured the work of the command.
INDICATIONS WERE BAD.
The prospect of good weather was
anything but encouraging when re
veille was sounded at & o'clock. A
mist hung over the valley, the air was
heavy and dump, and the weather
signs betokened at least dampness and
possibly rain. Two hours later when
the Thirteenth marched on the parade
for Inspection the signs changed and
the day developed Into one almost
Ideal. Meanwhile the company quar
ters were in a whirl of preparation.
During the night tailors, some pro
fessional and others amateur, had been
occupied in pressing and cleaning
trousers and Jackets, and when the day
broke the work of bustle was continued
ten-fold. Shoe blacking, oil, brushes
and w hut-nut that would tend to make
a soldier sprucer and clean were in
evidence everywhere. After a hurried
breakfast mess the command was led
out on the parade.
Notwithstanding the early hour, the
spectators on "division hill" were num
erous. It was noticed that the onlook
ers Included several from the porch of
each of the division headquarter tents,
showing fhat the work of the Thir
teenth was something which the state's
official critics did not want to miss.
Colonel Elliot conducted the regimental
Inspection and Mujor Sweeney, the bat
talion part, while Major Millar, of
Sctantun, was one of several who made
the company Inspections.
NINTH'S BAD START.
The Thirteenth was followed by the
Ninth, of Wllkes-Barre, which began
Its recitation with three errors; the
colors were located in un Improper po
sition, the drum corps with drums un
strung, inarched to the wrong end of
the line, and had to march back again,
and the commissary sergeant occupied
an Improper position ahead of the non
The Eighth regiment, of Wrights
vllle. Is thought to be the Thirteenth's
chief competitor for honors In the bri
gade. Thut command made an excel
It required twenty-five minutes for
the Eighth regiment to complete the
regimental drill and the Ninth, of
Wilkes-Barre, occupied twenty-eight
minutes in doing It. Only one-eighth of
a minute Intervened between the time
occupied In the drill of the First and
Second battalions of the Thirteenth.
The First, composed of Companies E,
F, O and U, had the blight time ad
vantage, but there was jiothlng tu indi
cate that Its total rating would be
higher than that of the Second, com
posed of the city companies. A. B. C
aud D. Apparently the two battalions
are equally efficient.
At 2 o'clock the regiment participat
ed In the color salute In honor of the
memory ofC,eneial Siegfried, who died
A light rain after tonight's mess
threatened to Interfere with the many
little events planned by certain compa
nies throughout the brigade In celebra
tion of what was thought to have been
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