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4RE DIVIDED ON A TICKET
The Committee Refuses to Put
Up a List.
Executive Committee Decides to Put
Up a 1. 1st of Cnndldntc8--Tlio Con
ference, After a Long Discussion
Upon tho Above Kccommendntion,
Philadelphia, Sept. 2. The state ex
ecutive committee of the Jeffersonian
or I Gold Democrats, today decided by
a vote of 17 to 10 not to place any can
didate in the field for state treasurer
and auditor general and immediately
afterwards adopted by a viva voce vote
resolutions to that effect which also
reaffirmed tho principles and policies
of the regular Democratic convention
of Allentown and deploied the action
of the recent Heading convention. The
decision of the committee today was
reached after a conference which was
participated In by the members of the
committee and a number of Gold Dem
ocrats from all parts of the state. Tho
conference, after a long session, de
cided by a vote of 33 to 34 to place a
ticket In the field, but the committee
when called uoon to consider the con
ference recommendation decided other
wise. The state committee was called to or
der shortly after noon by Chairman
Given, of Lancaster, and the only ab
sentee was John Blanchard, of the
Twenty-eighth congressional district.
After the roll call Mr. McCully, of this
city, moved a recess until a general
conference had been held between tho
committees and other Gold Democrats
of the state at present In favor of nomi
nating a ticket. This was adopted and
the conference begun at once by Mr.
Hush, of Delaware, moving that
candidates 'for auditor geneial and1
state treasurer be named. He strongly
advocated Immediate organization for
the election of congressmen next year.
Mr. Hush stated further that It Is deslr
ntile that cufTlclent votes be polled this
year to give the Jeffersonian party a
place In the ballot.
The Rush resolution was supported
by representatives from Lehigh, Mont
gomery, Montour and Lancaster coun
ties, James P. Marshal, of Lancaster,
in strong terms sxld: "If th' - commit
tee does not give us some .Jy to vote
for I reserve the right io choose the
lesser of two evils and vote as I see fit
for the Republican ticket."
Mr. Carpenter, of Pittsburg, ques
tioned the wisdom of nominating a
itlcket and was sustained by Mr.
Ihoades, of Delaware, who said:
I These Reading people were Demo-
cats. They are coming to us gradual-
Let us do all we can to get them
llth us. I am a Gold Democrat, and
orked against Bryan, but I don't see
tint is to be gained by naming a
Ikot of our own."
limes D. Hancock, of Venango, fa
red nominating a ticket and de-
red that the so-called Democratic
Fart In every state In the Union and
Tn every county in every state was con
trolled by Populists and anarchists,
and that every good Democratic prin
ciple had been eliminated from its ar
ticle of faith. He finished a vigor
ous speech by decla ring: "Let us
nominate our candidates and stand by
MR. WRIGHT'S RESOLUTION.
Ex-Chairman Wright then submitted
the following resolution:
Tho national Democratic party of Penn
sylvania, through Its state committees,
reaffirms its adherence to tho principles
nnd policies declared in the platform of
the Allentown convention.
In tho languago of that platform wo
again declare that wo In a firm and In
varying manner aro In favor of the gold
Btundard. Whtlo wo favor tho most lib
eral uso of silver, consistent with tlio en
forcement of the gold standard, wo aro
absolutely opposed to tho free colnago
of sliver, and to tho compulsory pur
chase of silver bullion by tho govern
ment. Wo believe that tho interests of
the peoplo demand that tho earnings of
trade, agriculture, manufacture and com
merce and especially tho wages of lubor
should bo paid In money on tho great
est value and the largest standard adopt
ed by the civilized world. Wo are, there,
for, unalterably opposed to all devices
nnd schemes for the debasement of our
currency, and to all evasions and com
promise of a question so closely affect
ing Individual and national credit and
Wo deplore tho action of tho recent
convention at Reading in again fastening
upon tho Dmocratlo organization tho ex
ploded heresies of Populism, cheap money
Tho action of that convention Is espe
cially unwlso and unpatriotic at this
time, in thnt It thrusts into tho stnto
campaign an Issue that should have no
pluce in this contest it divides again tho
great Democratlo party at a time when
unity of purpose and action Is most es
sential to tho Interests of tho State, It
invites defeat to the party that should
havo been tho Instrument of reform In
stato affairs and to adopt the recent ut
terance of an honored Pennsylvania
Democrat leaves this boss-ridden stato
naked to tho scourge and raplno of Its
We deem It Inexpedient at this tlmo to
nominate candidates for tho ofllco of au
ditor general and state treasurer. The
Issues In Pennsylvania are local and not
national and offer no fit occasion for tho
discussions of federal policy. Our or
ganization was formed by way of pro
test against the position taken by tho
late Democratlo convention nt Chicago on
certain national Issues. In every elec.
Hon in which these Issues nri directly
Involved It has already afllrmcd our ad
herence to the principles of the old tlmo
Democratic party so admirably illustrated
by tho administration of President Cleve
land, so perfectly and comprehensively
stated by tho national Democratlo con
vention at Indianapolis. Wo uro com
pelled tc do this If need be, and at tho
proper time, by nominating and vot
ing for a separate ticket. Wo cannot
bollevo that the doctrines which we op.
poso can long Influence tho Democratlo
maBS, nor that tho men who now cham
pion those doctrines can long retain con
trol of tho Democratic organization sub
dued If not Instructed by repeated at
tacking and deserved defeat, they must
eventually give up the unequal struggle
and glvo opportunity for the real and so
ber Judgment of Democratic principle to
Mr. Wright supported his resolution
in a vigorous speech. The conferees
then entered upon a long discussion,
which resulted In the recommendation
to the committee that a ticket bo placed
In tho field.
Tho committee at once reconvened
and George R. Bedford, of the Eleventh
district, submitted the Wright resolu
tion. Another discussion seemed Im
minent when Chairman Given stated
that tho real question to be de
cided was whether a ticket was to be
nominated or not. He told the com
mittee of trouble he had In getting the
present conference, out of 1,000 letters
sent out ho only got three hundred re
plies and today's attendance was less
than one hundred. The question was
then put, with tho result already men
tioned. Those for a ticket were Messrs. Led
erer, Wilson, Rush, S. McCormlck,
Chalfont, Foote and Parquhar, Brooks,
Smith and Hancock; total, 10. Against
a ticket, Messrs. Lowrey, Bullitt, Ryan,
Tracey.-Cope, Wright, Given, Bedford,
Graham, Millensbury, McCorlck, Pow
ell, Greevey, Jenks, Carpenter, Plulala,
Fleeharty; total, 17. Murray Rush
then submitted the Wright resolution,
which were adopted unanimously. The
committee then adjourned to meet at
the call of the chair.
AWFUL WRECK OF A
A Dclnwnrc, Lnclcnwnnna and West
ern Train Crashes Into tho Station
House nt lllodgctt's Mllls--List oi
Killed nnd Injured.
Cortland, N. Y., Sept. 2. One person
was killed and about a dozen badly in
jured and several slightly bruised
and cut by flying glass, In a
wreck this morning on the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western at Blodg
ett's Mills, a small town several miles
from this place. Mrs. McQuillan, of
Overbrook, a suburb of Philadelphia,
was almost Instantly killed. The In
Mrs. J. II. McQuillan, a daughter-in-law
of the dead woman, of Philadel
phia; Price McQuillan and Daniel Mc
Quillan, two grandchildren of Mrs. Mc
Quillan; Mrs. Connell, Scranton, badly
bruised; Miss Connell, Scranton, cut by
flying debris, and slightly bruised;
Deman Nell, aged 10 years, of Philadel
phia, cut about the face and slightly
The wrecked train was south-bound
vestibule train No. 4, which left Syra
cuse at 9 o'clock this morning.
Nearlng the station at Blodgett's
Mills the main track makes a sharp
curve at a point a few feet north of
the passenger station. The Pullman
car left the track and plunged Into the
corner of the little station. The build
ing was knocked from Its foundation
and tho Pullman car almost torn into
splinters. The Injured were nearly all
In the Pullman car.
Superintendent Schwarz, of the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western road,
was in the wrecked train, but escaped
with a few scratches. Mrs. McQuillan
had been on a visit to relatives at Glen
AMTCH AT MT. ORETNA.
Result of Yesterday's Contest for tho
Mount Gretna. Pa., Sept. 2. Tho bri
gado teams of the National Guard of
Pennsylvania were engaged today In
practice at the Btato rifle rango prepara
tory to tomorrow's match for the. silver
cup. Tho cup Is now held by tho Third
brigade, but must bo won three times
to bo permanently held. It was won
twice by the First brigade, twlco by tho
Second brigade and onco by the Third
brigade. Tho following scores were made
200 yards, First brigade, 411; Second
First brigade, 410; Second brigade, 43S;
brigade, 421; Third brigade, 441. COO yards.
First brigade, 410; Second brigade, 43.1;
Third brigade, 431. 600 yards, First bri
gade, 403; Second brigade, 3S3; Third bri
gade, 401. Totals. First brigade. 1,230;
Second brigade, 1,217; Third brigade, 1,273.
JUDGE WILLARD'S SUCCESSOR.
It Is Stntcd Thnt the Appointee Will
Come from Philadelphia.
Harrlsburg. Sept. 2. Tho successor to
Judgo E, N. Willard, of Scranton, n
member of the Superior court, has been
determined upon by Governor Hastings,
but tho appointment will not bo mndo
for several days. Tho appointee will
como from Philadelphia and Is said to
be ono of tho moat prominent lawyers
In tho state.
Judge Wlllard's resignation was re
ceived and accepted yesterday by tho
SEVEN W0RKA1EN KILLED.
Hurled by it lulling Iluildingin JUou
treiix, Near (Joncvn.
Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 2. A dis
patch from Montreux, fourteen miles from
here, announces that an asylum for tho
insane, which was in course of erestlon
there, has collapsed, burying a number
of workmen in the ruins,
Tho bodies of seven deud men havo been
recovered and seven others, trlously
wounded, havo been removed from tho
lliils for SliolU.
Washington, Sept. 2. Tho ordlnanco bu
reau of the war department today opened
bids for 193 elght-lnch, C05 ten-Inch and
IV) twelve-inch armor piercing shells,
und 270 twelve-Inch mortar shells of ono
thousand pounds each. Tho bidders tvera
the Mldvalp company, of Philadelphia,
the Flrth-Stlrllng company, tho Carpen
ter Steel company and tho Drigga
Schroeder company. Tho awards will not
bo mode for some time,
Hnmlle Factory Humid.
Now York, Sept. 2. Tho works of the
Le Metz Umbrella and nicycle Handle
company at West Brighton, S. I., were
burned today. Loss, JGO.OOO and $75,000.
Fire In a I'npor Mill.
Troy, N. Y Bept. J.-Flre In the paper
mill of Manning Paine today damaged
the building and machinery to the ex
tent of 1100,000.
A Claim That Dawson City Is on Ameri
SECRETARY SHERMAN'S OPINION
Officials of the United Stntes Govern
ment Holer to Survoys--Tho Boun
dary Linn Never Dctcrmlncd--Intcr-nntionnl
Port Townsend, Wash., Sept. 2. A
letter Just received from John U. Smith,
United States commissioner at Dyea,
and Skaguay, intimates that govern
ment ofllcals now on the way to the
Upper Yukon may, by their official acts,
bring on serious international compli
cations with the Dominion government.
In this letter Mr. Smith says: "It Is
anounced here by a deputy United
States marshal that the United States
government Is to make claim to a large
portion of the Yukon gold fields which
have heretofore been supposed to be
In British territory, and that th ter
ritory which Is claimed as being within
Alaska includes Dawson Cty. The bas
is of the claim to be made by the United
States oflicials to the disputed terri
tory is In the fact that the boundary
line has never been determined, and
the United States authorities are claim
ing to possess information as to tho
surveys made by the CanaTdian govern
ment that fix Dawson City and a large
portion of the gold district within
Washington, Sept. 2. Secretary Sher
man said today with reference to the
publshed report that this country had
sent men to the Klondike to assert
American ownership of the cold fields,
that thero was no truth at all in the
tale. He continued:
"We have no dispute with Canada
so far as I know over the ownership
of those fields. The Klondike, or what
Is generally understood ns the Klon
dike, where the largo discoveries of
gold have been made,, belongs to Can
ada. Some of the gold doubtless runs
Into American territory west of the
141st meridian. But our boundary
down to the southsrni part of Alaska
is pretty well defined and I know of no
controversy concerning it."
SWEPT INTO A CREVASSE.
Probnbly Tntnl Accident to Tour AN
pino Tourists on Mont IMoiircur.
Berne, Switzerland, Sept. 2. Further
advices from La Salle, near Mont 1'leur
eur, show that the reports of tho occi
dent to a party of Alpine tourists In that
vicinity were not exaggerated. Eight per
sona. It appears, started from Slon, cap
ital of tho Canton of Valais.'wtth the In
tention of ascending Mont Plcureur. The
latter Is 12,153 feet high and is not a very
difficult ascent from Mauvoisln, by tho
Gletrox, eight hours being generally occu
pied in tho task. Tho tourists were led
by Pastor Gonln, of Slon, and they mado
tho ascent divided Into two parties of
Tho first of these parties reached 'ho
summit and tho second was only a short
distance behind when the four persons
composing It were swept by an avalanche
into a crevasse a thousand feet deep. All
hope of resctiing some of the tourists
alivo has not been given up. The miss
ing party was composed of Pastor Gonln,
two schoolboys from Lausanne and a
young Englishman named Bernard,
OQDEN GOELET'S BURIAL.
The Place Will He Selected After His
Body Benches Newport.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Sept. 2. The body
of the late Ogden Goelet, who died August
27 on board his steam yacht, Mayflower,
then at anchor In Cowes Roads, has been
embalmed. The collln containing It has
been sealed by the oflicials of the United
States consulate at Southampton, and It
has been placed In the stateroom which
he occupied on board the Mayflower.
The Mayflower will leave these waters
for Southampton today, will coal thero
and will start for Newport, R. I on Sat
urday. On the Mnyflowcr's arrival thero
the family of tho deceased will decide
whether the body will bo burled at New
port or at New York. The widow and her
son and daughter accompany the remains
to the United States.
HEIR TO TWO MILLIONS.
Young Western .Miller Suddenly Ac
quires Great Wealth.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 2. Fred Horton, a
young miller of Los Angeles, has fallen
heir to a fortune amassed by his father,
Philip Horton, tho news of whose sudden
death three weeks ago has been received
by relatives In Oakland through tho
United States consul nt Guayamas.
The father and son have been separated
for many years. The youth, now about
19, was a child when his parents were di
vorced. Tho mother, who subsequently
married, took tho boy with her, and the
father left California. He settled In a
Mexican town near Guayamas, and thero
established a flour milling business. By
thrift and Industry he accumulated a
largo estate, the value of which has been
loported as J2,000,000.
KING OF APPLES IN SIZE.
Illinois Judge Raises One with the
Weight of Twenty-one Ounces.
Mascoutah, III., Sept. 2. Judge Pad
field, residing near Si'mmerfleld, a half
dozen miles north of here, has broken the
big apples record with one Just picked
In hlB orchard.
It is of the, Belle-Dora variety, weighs
twenty-one ounces, and is live and cne
hulf inches in diameter.
Fell from Brooklyn Hridgo.
New York, Sept. 2. A man either
Jumped or fell from the Brooklyn bridge
this afternoon. He was picked up by a
boat and taken to tho United States Mar
ino hospital, where he Is gala to bo in a
precarious condition,' He gave his name
as William Orton and he is believed to
bo a sailor. S
Gold Dctnocrnts Hob Up.
Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 2, The stato
eNCcutlvn committee nf the Jcfferiionlu'i
nr fnlil npmneriitH hv n vnta rt 17 ia
today decided not to placo a stato ticket
In the field.
Sccrotnrv Dnvls nt Ebunshurg.
Washington, Sept. 2. Assistant Seoro
Uiy Davis, of tho Interior department,
Ins gone to Kbensburg, Pa., his natlvo
home, to deliver a speech at exorcises
Brown Hold lor Trial.
Altoona, Pa., Sept. 2. Today UnTted
Slates Commissioner McLeod held George
Brown for trial for using thu malls to
defraud wholesale merchants.
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897.
Bid OAS SCHEME.
l'rlvuto Corporation Desires to Illu
Philadelphia, Sept. 2. City councils
upon reconvening today after tho sum
mer recess received from the United Gas
Improvement company a proposition to
lease tho city gas works for a period
of thirty years. Tho city under the prop
osition submitted Is given tho right of
terminating the contrnct at tho end of
ten years upon tho payment of costs of
extensions nnd Improvements, which
may bo mado by tho company, Tho or
dinance submitted by the company re
quires the payment nt tho outset of $1,
000,000 for supplies on hand and an in
demnity bond for a like amount and an
nual payment aggregating $37,000,000 In
thirty years, and tho retransfer to tho
city of tho improved plant at tho end of
The city Is' to bo furnished free light
for Its streets and publlo buildings, and
tho prico to private consumers Is to
remain nt ono dollar, subject to changes
by courfclls, which shall not, however,
reduce it below 00 cents beforo Decem
ber, 1907, S5 cents beforo 1908; SO cents
beforo 1913; or 75 cents beforo 19R Ef
forts have been made for years to se
curo control of the gas works, but tho
proposition of tho United Gas company
Is the most Important that has yet been
mado by a private corporation.
NICARAGUA TIRED OF SILVER.
Business Men Wnnt the Country Put
on n (Sold Basis.
Managua, Nicaragua, via Galveston,
Tex., Sept. 2. Nicaragua business men
aro tired of their depreciated silver dol
lar. They want their country placed on a
At a meeting of merchants, which wns
largely attended, resolutions were adopted
deploring the present financial condition
of Nicaragua and petitioning the govern
ment to place the country on a gold basis,
estimating tho present paper dollar or sil
ver dollar at 30 cents gold,
Tho meeting asked for tho Issuance of
gold certificates in the nlace of tho sil
ver dollar at this valuation and requested
tho government to export and sell the
present silver coinago of Nicaragua,
HE RESEMBLED A PHOTO.
A Strange Man, Supposed to Ho David
Necks, Is Arrested.
Clearfield. Pa., Sept. 2. Constable
Woomer, of Morrisdale. this county, who
arrested tho man suspected of being Da
vid Weeks, ono of the murderers of
George Marcus Nichols, of Trumbell,
Fairfield county. Conn., stated today that
the arrest of the suspect was brought
about through circulars and descriptions
given of the murderer. The constable
also had a photograph of Weeks. He
took a photograph from his pocket and
compared It with his man and then
placed Weeks under arrest.
Tho constable stated that a man would
bo In this city either tonight or tomor
row morning for tho purpose of Identi
fying tho prisoner.
PRAYER CURE AFTER THREE YEARS'.
Woman Confined to Hod, btit Got Up
Bellcfontaine, O., Sept. 2. Mrs. Re
becca Hartman has been conllned to her
bed for three years with a complaint
that has baffled physicians. A party of
women called yesterday, and after pray
ing and laying on of hands, Mrs. Hart
man announced that she had been
healed and arose from her bed and
She was also able to talk aloud, some
thing which she had not done for a long
time, having always made her wants
known by writing on n slate.
SCALE OF WAGES ADOPTED.
Outcome of the Miners Convention
Held nt Du Hois.
Dubois, Pa., Sept. 2. Tho miners, con
vention, which has been In session for
two days, adjourned this nfternoon, af
ter adopting a scale of wages. Tho rate
OBked Is 32 cents for machine mining and
40 for pick. General Manager Robinson
has already offered 40 cents for pick
mining, and 24 cents for machine.
It 'Is believed that tho difference of
S cents per ton for mnchlno mining means
a stubborn fight between tho operators
and tho miners.
OLD BULLET CAME TO LIGHT.
Worked Out of Gettysburg Veteran's
Bnck Alter .1 1 Yonrs.
Shlppensburg, Pa,, Sept. 2. Isaac Kolho
has Just been lelleved in a peculiar way
of a bullet that lodged in his body on
tho third day of the battle of Gettysburg,
July 3, 1SG3. Surgeons were unable to
locato tho ball at tho time, and the
Several weeks ago a large carbuncle
mado Its appearance on Mr. Koine's back,
nnd when this was lanced today tho bul
let dropped out.
GIVES THE CHICORA'S LOCATION.
Mrs. Hromwell Claims Io Know Just
AVhoro the rock Lies.
St. Joseph, Mich,. Sept. 2. Mrs. Sarah
Bromwell, the Chicago spiritualistic me
dium, who claims to havo discovered tho
location of tho tpot hero tho steamer
Chlcora was sunk, January 1, 1891, now de.
scribes It as being one mile south of tho
harbor ind five miles out In the lake.
Sho says the steamer lies In ten fath
oms of water. It Is reported that a diver
has been sent for frcm Chicago.
SWIFT JUSTICE IN THE SOUTH.
Legal Punishment of n Girl's Negro
Raleigh, N. C Sept. 2. The negro
Brodlc, who assaulted n whito girl at
Kittrcll ono month ago, was hange I yes
terday at Henderson.
He wns tried at a special term of tho
court called by the governor under the
ntw law, and was convicted by a Jury
composed one-third of negroes in turee
Silver Miners Accept Reduction.
Leadvllle. Col,, Sept. 2. Owing to tho
heavy fall In tho pi ice of sliver, tho Ma
hala mluo, employing about fifty men,
announce a reduction In wages from $3
to J2.50. The men have accepted the re
duction. Tho Mahala Is ono of tho latg
est silver producers In the district.
Lo's Supplies cm on;
Las Cruzes, N. M Sept. 2. The gov
ernment has cut oft nil rations to Apaches
Indians, except (lour. They are threat
cuing an uprising, and tho settlers nenr
tho reservation are very much excited,
Theio aro to date about three hundred
Indians on the Apache reservation.
Hid for New Mint.
Washington, Sept, 2. The treasury de
partment today accepted tho bid of Al
len II. Rorke, of Philadelphia, lor found
ation of new Unltod States mint build.
Ing.Mr. Rorko submitted several bids
ranging from $128,000 to JWS.OOO. The one
accepted Is $138,000 and provides for a
foundation of hurricane Island granite
Dispersed, but Their Retreat Is Not
NEWS FRAGMENTARY AND INDEFINITE
Col. Abbott Attncks 1,500 of the
Enciny--On the Hond from Ilnngu.
Interest Thero nnd nt Slmbkndr.
Hnddnli Mullah Threatens Shnkdr.
Simla, Sept. 2. Col. Abbott, with two
guns and a squadron of the Eighteenth
Bengal Lancers and the First regiment
of Sikhs, has attacked 1,500 of the en
emy at Doaba, on the road from Hangu
to Thull. Tho Orakzais fled, but the
cavalry failed to cut off their retreat.
Bombay, Sept. 2. There is no definite
or decisive news from anywhere along
the frontier this morning. The centres
of interest are Hangu and Shabkadr,
where serious lighting Is imminent. The
Second regiment of Gourkhas, with
Brigadier-General Yeatman-Blggs and
his staff, has arrived at Hangu. There
the camp, which was open and scat
tered, has been transformed into a de
fensible position, surrounded by shel
tered trenches and breastworks of
earth-bags. The camp has also been
well supplied with stores and ammuni
tion. According to reliable reports
there are 10,000 hostile Orakzais on the
hills surrounding Hangu.
General Yeatman-Blggs has with him
a mountain battery, the Royal Irish
regiment and five native regiments at
Hangu. The Eighteenth Bengal Lanc
ers and the Ninth Field Battery are at
Shipwarl, to cut off the retreat of the
Advices from Shabkadr say that the
Haddah Mullah is threatening the
front of that place, where the enemy
has collected in great numbers. Col
onel Mills, who is in command at Shab
kadr, has nt his disposal the Twentieth
Punjab Infantry, the Thirty-ninth
Gourkas, the Thirteenth Bengal Lan
cers, a battery of field artillery and a
wing of the Somersetshire Light In
fantry. The balance of the Somerset
shire regiment and the Twenty-sixth
Punjab Infantry are on their way to
reinforce Colonel Mills at Shabkadr.
The Constantinople correspondent of
the Dally Telegraph says that after
careful inquiries he is convinced that
the Sultan's personal influence among
the Mussulmans In Northwest India is
non-existent. There is no doubt, the
correspondent says, that the sugges
tion that the Sultan instigated the
trouble is flattering to his vanity; but
it Is quite clear that nothing can re
store to the Sultan his preponderance
In tho Mussulman world.
A Dny of Pleasure nt Fromont--Mr.
McKinley Meets War Comrades.
Fremont, O., Sept. 2. This was a day
of pleasuro for President McKinley. At 'J
o'clock a breakfast party to Invited rep
resentative guests of the city was g(ven
at tho Hayes homestead In the president's
honor. Tho rest of the day was bpent in
renewing old friendship with his com
rades of the Twenty-third Ohio. The
president Is In tho pink of health. Ho
says ho has greatly enjoyed the visit at
Fremont. A number of guests from out
of town called on him at the Hayes man
sion to pay their respects and bid him
Tomorrow at 7 o'clock ho will start on
his special train for Columbus, going by
way of Ilellevuo and tho Sandusky Short
lino to attend the state fair there. He
will bo accompanied by Mrs. McKinley,
Senator Hanna, Secretary and Mrs. Alger,
Colonel and Mrs. M. T. Herrlck, of Cleve
land; ex-Governor Foster, ot Astoria, and
those from Columbus who havo been is
Itlng tho Hayes family during the Hayes
wedding and the reunion event3.
SELECTING THE DESIGN.
Thu Capitol Commission Appears to
Have Troubles of Its Own.
Harrlsburg, Sept. 2. The capltol com
mission to stlcct a design for tho pro
posed new state house will meet again
next Tuesday afternoon. A meeting of
tho commission was held today at which
Robert Snodgrass, a Pittsburg lawyer,
filed affidavits that J. M. Carraree, of
New York, one of tho commission's ex
perts, had told tho contents of the report
of experts beforo it was submitted to tho
commission and how the plans of Harding
& Gooeh, of New York, whom Mr. Snod
grass represented, had been discarded
by the experts because It did not con
foim strictly to the programmo of com
petition. Professor W. P. Laird, professional ad
viser of tho commission, promised to pre
sent an affidavit from Mr. Carrareo to
tho commission at its next meeting de
nying tho allegations of Mr. Snodgruss'
RUINED BY THE FALL OF SILVER.
Failure of a Hanker nnd Promoter in
San Francisco, Sept. 2. Tho Evening
Post says that private ndvlces havo been
received here to tho effect that Enrico
Mathon, tho well-known banker nnd pro
moter of several gigantic schemes In Cen
tral America, has failed for over ,
000,000. Tho causo assigned for the fail
ure is tho heavy depreciation of silver
and tho collapse of the real estato boom
Inaugurated by President Barrios sever
al years ago.
Mr. (inrninn nt Home.
Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 2. State Chairman
Garman arrived home from Reading this
morning. He said In an Interview In an
swer to a question as to what he thought
of Mr. Harrlty's statement that ho was
not bound by action of the Reading con
vention that tho action of tho state com
inltteo ratified by thi stato convention
was final and that thtrro was nothing for
Mr. Harrlty but to step down and out.
Mr. Garman also felt confident that tho
national Democratlo committee would up
hold tho courso of tho Reading convention.
Waynesboro, Pa., Sept. i. The fire
men's contest In tho morning and a
trades display in tho afternoon were tho
features of today's contennlal celebra
tion. Tho weather was threatening n
portion of tho day, and It Is estimated
more than 20,000 visitors wero present
during the day. Tonight was given up
to enjoyment and an elaborate display
DoArmitt Signs Uniformity Plan.
Pittsburg, Sept. 2.-W. P. Do Armltt's
signature to the uniformity plan has in
duced six others to sign It. It Is nlso
wild that nioro than tho 93 per cent,
of tho coal operators necessary to make
the agreement havo elgnef
COOPER ASSERTS HIS INNOCENCE.
A. Clinngo in tho Accusation Against
the Alleged Baronet.
San Francisco, Sept. 2. Tho man who
says he Is Sir Harry Westwood Cooper,
but whom Chief of Police Less thinks
Is a swindler named II. C. McDonald, or
W. 8. Jones, is still In tho city prison.
A telgeram was received from the Pink,
crtons nt Chicago, saying that the self
styled Cooper was not wanted by tho
Bankers' Protective association, but that
his presence was rtrgently requested to
answer a chargo of having passed n
forged draft for $700 upon Mary F. Mur
phy, of 629 Dearborn street. At this
tlmo Sir Cooper Is supposed to havo been
under the namo of Dr. Westwood.
Cooper recently directed II. S. Cooper
to print him 1.000 letters of credit and
tho accompanying drafts for tho pur
pose, as Chlof Less things, of beating
tho banks In this city, Tho order1- was
not filled nnd the house eventually re
covered a perforating machlno which
they had sold to him. Cooper was In
San Francisco a few years ago, and ho
has also been in Australia and London
Ho assorts his innocence of tno charges
of swindling brought ngalnst him.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Henry W. Cooper,
who travels under tho name of Sir Harry
Westwood Cooper, M. D and who was
arrested In San Francisco for swindling,
lived In Chicago for a tlmo under tho
name of Mllward, and represented him
self as an English physician. To a num
ber of persons ho explained that ho was
a member of tho English nobility, and
claimed that ho was in receipt of n regu
lar lncomo from somo of tho estates of
his family. Ho lived expensively, spent
money freely and for a time was enter
tained by somo of tho best families In
In addition to his swindling operations
Cooper Is also suspected of being a blg
amlst, a young woman In Detroit claim
ing to have been married to him shortly
ueiuro nis ueparturo ror Ban Francisco
TROUBLES AT THE
SOFT COAL MINES
Demands Made nt the DuHois Con
vention -- Pittsburg Operators
Threaten to Employ Negro Lnbor-
Dubols, Pa., Bept. 2. Tho mines rep
resented at tho convention here today
wero the Rochester, London and Sandy
Lick of this place, and Adrian, Wnlston,
Elcanora, Holvetla, Rahmet and Rey
noldsvllle, which mines are on strike and
aro operated by the Jefferson and Clear
field Coal and Iron company. Tho dele
gates represented from five to six thou
sand miners and have formulated de
mands. Tho demands mado by the convention
are as follows: Twenty-five cents per ton
for loading and 7 cents for machine, mak
ing 32 cents now for machine mining and
40 cents for piece mining. The demand
asks for (1 for clay. The fourth resolu
tion calls for no discrimination and adds
that no mine shall havo the power to set
tle; also asks for tho appointment of a
Joint committee to settle strike affairs.
Tho last resolution Is a demand for 20
cents per hour for driving mules.
Tho demands place tho miners and op
erators apparently further apart than
ever. General Manager Robinson on Sun
day sent a communication to the minors
making them the offer abovo stated.
Yesterday he sent a second notice Baying
his first was final, henco the prospect of
settlement is remote.
Pittsburg, Sept. 2. The Pittsburg coal
operators were convinced today that a
settlement of the strike was In sight,
when Inquiries for coal begun to come In
from Cleveland. Prices were asked and
several contracts wero made at 20 cents
above the price for mining whatever tho
rate might be. Cleveland Is tho head
quarters of tho big speculators and thesa
people who tako In tho situation. Colonel
Read gave his ultimatum to a commit
teo of his miners today. He told them
that if a proposal now under considera
tion nt Columbus was rejected ho would
start his mines at once. He had an of
fer, ho said, of 500 colored men from the
south who would work and who could not
bo frightened nway.
.South Carolina .lag Constabulary
Forces Havo Been Reduced.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 2. Governor El
Icrslce said today that ho had given or
ders withdrawing the state constabulary
force from every village, town and city
In tho State, Only a few constables will
be retained In tho country districts,
where thero arc no local oflicials to en
force the dispensary law.
This action removes tho causo of fric
tion In enforcement of stato liquor law
and will savo tho commonwealth $30,000
REUNION OF OHIO VETS.
Fremont, O., Sept. 2. Tho reunion of
tho survivors of tho Twenty-third regi
ment of Ohio Volunteers Infantry was
held hero today. President McKinley, who
was a member of this regiment, and
many other distinguished survivors wero
In attendance. Tho city was profusely
decorated. The sunriso salute wns fol
lowed at 10 a. m. with tho president's
salute, und from that tlmo on tho com
rades wero In the highest glee. At noon
there was a grand parade, and nt 2 p.
m. the exercises hegan in tho grovo,
which adjoins the Hayes' mansion.
Death ol Senator .Mulliii.
Now York, Sept. 2. State Senator Jo
seph Mullin, of Watertown, died hero
today. In tho senate at Albany Mr. Mul
lin took high rank as a man of ability.
Ho was connected with several banking
and manufacturing concerns, In his sec
tion of the state.
Sinm's King Visits Hisninrck.
Frlcdrloihsruhe, Sept. 2. The king of
Slam paid a visit to Prince BJsmarck to
day. His majesty lunched with the ex
chancellor and they remalnod In conver
sation for a long tim,e.
THE NEWS THIS 3I0KNIN0.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Gold Democrats Will Not
Name a State Ticket.
Strikers Inaugurate a Reign of Terror
In the Hazloton Region,
Ono Killed nnd Several Injured in a
D., L. & W. H. It. Wreck.
News of tho War In India.
2 Sport Leaguo Season In Scranton
Base Ball Games of a Day.
Fltzslmmons Wins in tho Boxing Bout
at Music Hall.
3 Local Councils Fall to Confirm tho
New Park Commissioners.
Great Water IlCbources of Scranton.
Comments of the Press.
5 Local Eleven Scrantonlans Injured in
tho D L. & W. Wreck.
New Telephono Regulations.
0 Local West Side and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna. County News.
8 Neighboring County Happenings.
Financial and Commercial
In the Hazleton Coal Re
gion a Reign of
STRIKERS ON THE MARCH
Hungarian and Italian Miners
Carry Red Flags.
Collieries Arc Compelled to Shut
Dovn--I''ircs Drawn from Hollers.
Supt. Jones' Residence Wrecked.
The Militia .liny Ho Called Out.
Destruction of Property Feared.
Hazleton, Sept. 2. The strike situa
tion in the Hazleton region becamo
very serious this morning. Thousands
of Ignorant foreigners have begun a
reign of terror, bave closed 'ip all tho
collieries, wrjsked the house of tho
superintendent und innrch. i fi"in ono
mine to another umi'i llw wildest con
fusion, a howling mob without aim or
leader. Riot and bloodshed Ib feared,
proivrty Is expected to be destroyed
and it is very likely that the militia will
be called out.
The trouble began nt the Amlenrlpil
colliery of the Lehigh and Wilkes.
uarre woai company this morning. Tho
company's officials refused to grant tho
men the advances the latter asked and
the conference which acted as a truco
for several days was dtclared off last
This morning the men from the Au
denried mine refused to return to work,
but instead marched, 1,500 strong, to
the Coleralne mine of the Van Wlcklo
company. The men of that place Joined
the strikers and the march was re
sumed to the Yorktown mine of tho
Lehigh Valley Coal company.
Here the marchers compelled Super
intendent Hayes to blow the whistle of
the colliery, which called out the men.
There were threats of violence unless
the men there left their work.
THE RED FLAG WAVES.
Then the crowd, which numbered
nearly 3,000, marched on the Beaver
Brook collieries, operated by B. W.
Dodson. The strikers carried red Hags,
clubs and Iron bars, and weapons of all
descriptions and the peaceful miners
and citizens along the route were ter
rorized. Five wnsherles were shut down, tho
fires drawn from the boilers both thero
and at the various collieries, and every
man employed about them was forced
to Join the marching strikers.
The residence of Superintendent
Gomer Jones was surrounded by tho
mob. Luckily he was not at home. His
residence was badly wrecked, every
door and window in the house being;
At this writing the several thousand
miners, Hungarians, Poles and Italians,
are marching on the Silver Brook col
lieries to compel all these to shut
down. The column of men Is nearly a
It is their Intention to close all the
mines In that vicinity and they will
march from Silver Brook to Jeanesvlllo
The residents of Hazleton aro very
much aroused at the lawless turn of
affairs In that region and fear blood
shed unless the Ignorant foreigners aro
PROGRAMME FOR TODAY.
The striking miners held a meeting;
nt McAdoo tonight and decided to con
tinue the marching through tho region
at 6 o'clock in the morning. They In
tend stopping all the collieries in tho
north side, Including Drlfton, Jeddo and
Lattlmer, Citizens have started a
movement to bilng about a meeting for
arbitration. The coal operators, it Is
exported, will hold a meeting shortly
and agree upon a uniform wngc scale
for the region.
MR. II0BART RESIGNS.
Is No Longer a Diroctor of New York,
Susquehanna mid Western.
New York, Sept. 2. The annual meeting
of tho stockholders of the New York, Sus.
quehanna and Western railroad was held
today in Jersey City. The board of di
rectors was re-elected with tho exception
of Vico President Hobart. It was an
nounced that Mr. Hobart declined to his
re-election becau&e his duties as vico
president mado It Imposslblo for him to
give the railroad his attention.
In nn Interview tonight Mr. Hobart raid
ho resigned because of unjust criticism
by tho press which charged that becauso
tho road was a coal carrying road, he, as
a director, was a member of the coal
trust and could raise or lower tho prlco
of coal. As a matter of fact he said tho
road can led only 2 per cent, of tho coal
FUSION AT LINCOLN.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 2. Fusion was ef
fected by tho three stnte conventions
which met separately hero today, and
the samo candidates wero nominated by
all three conventions, tho Democrats,
tho Populists and tho silver Republi
cans. Tho candidates agreed upon are:
Judge John J. Sullivan, a Democrats,
for supreme Judge, and E. Von Forell, a
Populist, and George T. Kenower, a sil
ver Republican, for regents of tho Stato
university. Two regents nro to bo elect
ed this fall.
Hartford, Sept. 2. On account of the
Inclement weather the races scheduled
for Charter Oak this week have been
HERALD'S WEATHER FORECAST.
New York, Sept. 3, In the middle states
and New England, today, clear weather
will continue with slowly rising temper
ature and fresh to light northerly and
northeasterly winds, shirting to north
easterdly. On Saturday, In both of theso
sections, fair weather and light easterly,
to southeasterly winds will prevail.