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SGRANTOX, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, OOrOBER 15. 1897.
ARE FOR TRACY
They Are Impressed with
the Gravity of the
ITS NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
Nev( York Must Remain Re-
Ilcllovcd to Represent tlio Presi
dent's .SentimentsTalk of" Revis
ing tlio Sound Money Lcaguc-Tho
Principles of 1800 nt Stake.
New York. Oct. 14. The principal
political events of the day were for
mer Postmaster Charles W. Dayton's
acceptance of the nomination for
comptroller on' the Henry George tick
et, Mayor Strong's first speech for Seth
Low, In which he resented the Inter
ference of the national administration
in the Greater New Yolk campaign,
and Tammany Hall's ratification meet
ing, which was neither so well attend
ed nor so enthusiastic as the leaders
had hoped. The Citizens' union Is hold
ing numerous meetings, and Henry
George Is about to take the stump.
Speaking at n crowded Citizens'
union mass meeting tonight, Mayor
Strong made a vigorous plea for Seth
Low. Ho paid:
"When Folgcr ran for governor and
was defeated by nearly 20,000 major
ity, the national administration tried
to interfere in the affairs of the state
of New York. If the foundation prin
ciples of the Republican party are so
weak that it fs necessary to have a
member of the cabinet Interfere In our
municipal affairs, the foundations have
been knocked from under the party.
They cannot say I am not a Republi
can. I have always voted for the Re
publican party, but I learned long
years ago to vote for Republican free
dom. I am as good a Republican an
anybody. But If senators are to be
Imported here for the purpose of tell
ing us we are not Republicans; that
we must submit to be ruled by one
man; then I want to, say to you that
I am not a Republican on that ground
(great applause). But they can't read
me out of the Republican party; they
can't prevent my voting for Republi
can candidates, and they can't prevent
my voting for good men, and that's
why I am going to vote for a man by
the name of Seth Low (great applause)
a man who stands on the same plat
form as wo had in 1S94 for a respect
able, business-like, manly form of gov
ernment." EFFECT OF BLISS' LETTER.
The Wtcr of Cornelius N. Bliss to
General Tracy has given a fresh' Impet
us to the campaign. It has had a stir
ring effect among business men, Irre
spective of party. Mr. Bliss's utteran
ces have Impressed them Srrlously. As
n member of President McKlnley's cab
inet he has had an extended oppor
tunity to observe and gauge the politi
cal sentiment of the country, and
he declares that the contest of 1898
has been renewed all over the land,
and that the safety of the national
government, based on a sound financial
system, Is as much an issus now as it
was then. A profound Impression has
been created In the minds of business
men by tho.so words In Mr. Bliss's let
ter: "It Is Impossible that the people of
New York have so boon forgotten tti?
danger that menaced them only a
short year ago and are now prepared to
make such surrender chiefly to gratify
the ambitions of a few men who are
irreconcilablj opposJd to th'e Republi
can party, whatever Its position, and
to send out to the states that are light
ing again the same battle which they
waged a year ago, the message that
New York has no further interest In
the cause that was gained by such a
magnificent concerted eftort."
This statement Is clinched by what
Is regarded us a conclusive argument
In the paragiaph that follows the
"If. nfter tho victory at Gettysburg,
the Union army had incontinently tak
en to its heels and left the remnants
of tho Confederate army a free road
to Washington, it would have been a
Mr. Low's candidacy, In Mr. Bliss"
opinion, Is a menace nnd a danger.
Non-partisanship lw characterizes as a
specious plea. He points out that this
li a campaign of principles, and as be
tween the candidates nud the principles
they repiesent General Tracy Is his
choice ns the Ideal and logical candi
dal for mayor.
REFLECTS M'KINLEY'S VIEWS.
Secretary Bliss' opinion carries much
weight, because it Is known that ho
could have had the nomination for
mayor, and tho natural conclusion Is
that If ho had been a candidate ho
would have made the race on the Issues
which he thinks are paramount in this
campaign, as "a Republican who shall
declaie and stand by Republican prin
ciples and policies, whether in munici
pal or Htate affairs."
.Additional strength Is given to the
letter by tho statement, although It
was not authorized ofllclally, that It
repicsents exactly the peisonal views
of President McKlnley and the other
members of his cabinet. It Is reported
that Secretary Gage may add his tes
timony to that of Mr. Bliss that Re
publican success In New York, the
pivotal state In national elections, will
go far to strengthen the confidence of
the conservative people of this coun
try and tho nations of tho earth in
tho financial stability of the United
A revival of sound money sentiment
Is expected. A movement, is talked of
to have the sound money oiganlzatlons,
which wero nctlve in the last cam
paign, such us Hip Commercial Travel
ers'. Woiklngme.'i's and Business Men's
'iStf'mMi ill ill ii ilir gnu mmtiitUkMmk,litt i-' 'iV.-? y ,tViiafcfMhj4i- iMTiirtfc 1 1 lalirawr , ifn & it rtMtaaafcM
Domocrntla tongues, approve of the
candidacy of General Tracy.
All who were asked this nftcrnoon to
express an opinion on the letter of Mr.
Bliss to General Tracy were pleased
G. G. "Williams, of the Chemical Na
tional bank, said: "I think the letter
will help General Tracy. It should
have been written before. Tlio docu
ment shows that tlio Republican ticket
can look for the support of the na
Wc dbury Langdon The letter will
help Republican campaign. If
General Tracy should be elected, the
help of the present administration will
bo a bin factor In his success.
Mayor Strong: refused to go Into the
merits of the case, but he said: "The
letter Is a strong one. It ought to
help General Tracy. But the letter
does not chance my opinions on the
election, that I have already ex
pressed.' Joel B. Erhardt The letter Indicates
that the national administration Is to
take part in the campaign. It Is a
A WORD OF ADVICE
Republicans who are faithful In ro
called off years aro tlio ones whoso
fealty to party counts. Let all such
bestir themselves now.
BIMETALLISM IN ENGLAND.
London Journals Deprecate tho
Government' Encouraging It.
London, Oct. 14. All the afternoon news
papers today publish editorials urging
tho British cabinet, at its meeting: on
Saturday, to "glvo the coup de grace
to all rumors of any Intention upon tho
part of tho government to tamper with
Tho cstmlnstcr Gazette, In its finan
cial article, says: "Tho pandering to tho
bimetallic fad. In which the city has
reason to believe the government Is sec
rotly Indulging hi occordanco with Its
political policy of graceful concessions,
has aroUHt-il uutold anxiety In business
circles, which has been voiced In the let
ter of protest signed by a majoiity of tho
leading men of tho city, expressing their
grave objections to any movement by tho
government In the direction of bimetall
ism." Tho Westminster Gazette, in conclusion,
remarks: "It Is inconceivable that tho
government should prove fatuous nough
to jleld to tho Yankee sliver agitators
without consulting and taking tho weighty
advice pt tho business community."
VERDICT DECIDED BY CARDS.
Decision Reached by Jurors Over a
Game ot Seven Up.
Ashland, Wis., Oct. 14. If tho facts
set forth in an aflldavlt filed are true,
a Jury's verdict In tho caso of Ewer vs.
Darwin was decided by a gamo of cards.
A decision was given In favor of the
plaintiff, and today Darwin moved for
a new trial, filing tho affidavit of Albert
Warner, a Juryman. Ho alleges that af
ter tho Jury retired tho vote stood eleven
for the plaintiff and ono for tho defend
ant, and that R. A. Kennedy was tho
Juror who held out for the defendant.
It was agreed that a gamo of seven-up
bo played by Juror Kennedy and Juror
Collier, and on tho lesult of the game
tho caso bo decided. Collier won and
Warner alleges upon this agreement a
verdict was returned for Ewer.
Tho Schooner Donna A. Brlggs Is
Bonrdcd by U. S. Officials.
Lewes, Del., Oct. 14. The United States
customs otllclals this afternoon boarded
tho alleged filibustering schooner Donna
A. Brlggs, which has been lying at this
port for seveial days. Tho customs of
ficers refuse to discuss their visit to the
Brlggs and the deputy Is now awaiting In
structions from tho government.
The Donna A. Brlggs arrived here about
a week ago from Norfolk with a cargo
of coal for tho fish packers. After the
coal had been discharged the schooner
anchored In tho harbor apparently await
ing orders. Tho captain of tho alleged
filibuster refuses to talk of tho movements
of his vessel.
PRINTERS ON A STRIKE.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 14. Tho hund com
positors In the different newspaper of
fices in this city recently presented a
new scale to all newspapers In Buffalo,
which will increase tho wages paid to
these men about ono dollar a day. Con
ferences hao been held without result
and tonight an ultlmatcm was presented.
The proprietors of tho Express refused to
grant tho increase, and all of the hands
employed In tho ccmposlng room walked
out. The Express will appear as usual
In tho morning, tho management says.
What action Is to bo taken by the eve
ning papers Is not yet known. Tho Courier-Record
management promised to grant
tho Increase and their men aro at work.
Challenge to Corbett.
Pittsburg, Oct. It. M. J. Connelly, on
behalf of Peter Maher, tonight Issued a
challenge to Janes J. Corbett to fight for
tho heavy weight championship of tho
world and a side bet of $3,000, to taJo place
beforo tho club offering the largest purse.
Connolly will nctt Coibett nt any tlmo
at tho ofllco of tho Police Gazette to ar
range details. It Corbett does not ac
cept tho challenge It is open to any man
in tho world.
Writs Agninst John I,.
Providence, R. I.. Oct. 11. Threo writs
havo been served upon John L. Sullivan,
who Is playing at a local theater. One was
for $3,000 damages for assault upon Frank
V. Dunn, of Boston, his manager, and tho
second was for $2,000, for alleged debt to
Mr. Dunn. Tho third was for $2,000 dam
ages for alleged trover and conversion.
Bull was furnished.
Abrnin Garfield Mnrrlcd.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 11. Abram Garfield
nnd Sjrah Granger Williams wero mar
ried at noon today at the resldcnco of tho
bride's father In Glenvllle. Abram Gar
field is the youngest son of tho lato cx
presldent. Guests of national prominence
wero present. Irving aarfloM, brother of
the groom, was best man.
1'ircnuui Instantly Killed.
Denver, Colo., Oct. 14, Whllo driving
down a steep grade on tho way to a
lire today, Leo Bottom, driver of a steam
er In the city llro department, was thrown
from his seat, and tho cnglno passed
over his stomach, instantly killing him.
W. It. Morley, a fireman, was nlso
thrown from tho engino nud sustained
Injuries that are likely to prove fatal.
Iteiufotccmonts for Cubn.
Madrid, Oct. 14. Reinforcements of
Spanish troops for Cuba aie being hurried
forward by the military authorities.
About 3,000 additional soldiers will leave
Spain for that Island beforo tho end of the
Tito Crospo Dcnd.
Paris, Oct. 14. Tito Cresipo, ths son Of
General Joaquin Cre-jpo, president of Ven.
1 e-r.uela, Is dead. Ho was CO years of age.
ON THE SEALS
A Five Years' Close Season Thought to
WHAT THE NEWSPAPERS SAY
Extracts from tho London Journals.
Belief Expressed That Cnnndlnn
Claims Will no 1'nld.
London, Oct. 14. The Dally News
commenting on the proposed scaling
conference, says: "It Is probable that
a settlement may bo arrived at by
compensating the Canndlan sealers In
a lump sum for abandonment of their
rights under the Paris award. There
Is reason to believe that Washington
is not Indisposed to entertain this.
Once this principle Is admitted It Is
not likely that there would bo any
dlfllculty In fixing the amount of com
pensation; nnd If this vested Interest
were cleared away there would be no
dlfllculty In arranging with the United
States for say five years close time on
both land and sea.
"A few thousand seals would, of
course, be killed annually to supply
the Indluns with food. But tho Im
mense slaughter for the sake of skins
would censo until 1903. Wo should not
be surprised If Lord Salisbury Instruct
ed Sir Julian Pauncefote on his return
to Washington to negotiate on such
Tho afternoon newspapers today
take the same view of Secretary Sher
man's latest dispatch as expressed by
the morning papers. The St. James'
Gazette says: "It will be a relief if
this trans-Atlantic Polonlus Is restrict
ed in the future to playing the fool In
his own home and the foreign affairs
of his country are transferred into
more capable hands. But we need not
count unon this too confidently. We,
ourselves, allowed nn elderly statesman
to play tricks In the national game
with national Interests for many a long
The St. James' Gazette taunts Her
bert Gladstone with "copying Secre
tary Sherman's manner In a speech
yesterday evening, In which Mr. Glad
stone said that the Venezuelan ques
tion would not have been peacefully
settled If there had been no United
States concerned, adding that In the
latter case: "Our Ironclads would
have been sent there and our troops
would have made short work of the
Venezuelan question. But the United
States appeared on the scene and tho
virtues of arbitration became obvious
A POLITICAL POINTER
If you lndorso tho free trade and free
sllvcr Chicago platform as tho Lacka
wanna Democracy docs, "fully and
without reserve," then work and vote
for Schadt, Horn, et. al. If you be
lieve In iMcKlnley, protection and pros
perity, turn theso agents of Bryan
TOOK AN AFFIDAVIT BY "PHONE.
And Rosenbniini Got in Ahead of the
Vinelaud, N. J., Oct. 14. What was In
all probability tho llrst affidavit by tele
phono In. tho stato of New Jersey was
tnken yesterday. Tho clothing store of
William. Walman was closed by tho sher
iff yesterday, and there was a scramtt'.o
of creditors to Hie their claims. Walman
wanted to confess Judgment to M. Rosen-
baum, of Philadelphia, but the law re
quires an affidavit. Attorney Loughran
hit upon tho telephone as a means of se
curing this affidavit, and it required little
or no tlmo to arrange with Justice of- tho
After Rosenbaum's voice had boen Iden
tified by a friend here, and tho contents
of the affidavit read to him. Justice Bray,
speaking over tho telephone, asked: "Do
you solemnly swear In tho presence of
Almlg'nty God that tho contents ot the af
fidavit Just read Is true?" From Rosen
baum, at tho other end of tho wire, nearly
40 miles away, came back the answer:
"I do." Tho aflldavlt taken was then filed
with tho court, Judgment entered there
upon, tho execution issued ahead of tho
other claimants, and Rosenbaum's money
MARRIED IN A MAZE.
And Youthful Mrs. Temple Wants the
Brldgcton, N. J., Oct. 14. Mrs. Austin
Temple, aged 16, swore to Justice of tho
Peaco Joel F. Plerco today that sho was
married whllo under tho lnlluenco of a
drug. Templo Is 33 years old and wealthy.
Ho lives at No. S3 Orange street.
Tho glrl-wifo declared that Temple ln
vltetl iher to take a drink of sarsaparllla,
Sho did so, and thereafter her mind was
clouded. She Is certain tho drink was
drugged. A paper was put Into her hand
on which sho scratched her name. A
question was asked her, and although sho
did not understand It, she answered "yes,"
Sho fell Into a stupor. When sho awoko
sho was in Temple's house.
"Vou are my wife," ho said. "Sou
married mo last night." Now Mrs, Tem
plo seeks to have tho marrlago annulled.
Her maiden namo was Lizzie SImpklns.
WORDS POINTED TO GUILT.
Led to nn Arrest for the Murder of n
York, Pa Oct. 14. Hairy Ross, yard
foreman at tlio York Haven Paper Mill,
was arrested today on tho chargo of mur
dering Dolllo Stewart, who was found
dead ir tho mill pond on Aug. M. Tho
arrest was tho result of a meeting held
by citizens of York Haven lust night.
The principal evidenco upon which tho
arrest was made Is the statement alleged
to havo been mado by a colored woman
named 'Mrs. George Lee, of Baltimore,
who was vlslllne nt tho Iiouao of Ross.
Mrs. Leo told a number of persons that
Ross in tho reply to a question from his
wife, said: "Dollle is dead," Several
days later tho body was found.
Vague Humor Denied.
Harrlfburg, Oct. 14. Resident Se-crotary
Van Dyke, of tho stato Democratic com
mittee, eays thero Is no truth In tho
report that Michael E. Blown, tho party
candidate for tato treasurer, will with
draw In tho Interest of Rev. Dr. 8. C.
Swallow, tho Prohibition candidate. Mr.
Van Dyko declares Brown Is In the fight
to stay, and that ho expects to poll a
Little Girl Honslcd.
Bethlehem, Oct. 14. Six-year-old Graee
Fries was roasted to death In u garden
on tho outskirts of town tonight, Her fa
ther was frightfully burned whllo tear-
1 Ing her blazing clothing from her body.
CUBANS EATINQ HORSE MEAT.
Filibuster Chiefs Sturondcr nnd Tell
Havana, Oct. 11. Driven to desperation
by hunger and exposure, Luis Ahumda
de Ceuto, Carlos Bueno mid Constantino
Vara, threo Chilean generals, who had
charge of tho filibustering expedition
landed on tho northwest coast of Cuba
In tho early part of September by tho
tug Somcrs S. Smith nnd tho schooner
Donna T. Brlggs, walked Into Havana
yesterday and voluntarily surrendered
themselves to tho authorities.
At tho captain general's palnco they
stated that they had been landed at
Boca Clega, In tho Havana province, by
tho tug Somers Smith. Under tho direc
tion of tho Cuban Junta and prior to
their departure, thoy had been drilled
for two weeks at Port Tampa. They
stated that they had nothing to eat but
raw horso meat since their arrival, nnd
for days at a tlmo wero unable to get
even a morsel of that, and had concluded
to glvo up. although told by Insurgents
chiefs that they would bo machctcd to
pieces If caught In Havana.
They stated that the combined Insur
gent forco In tho western end of tho
Inland, which Is In command of General
Ducasse, numbers 2."0 men, nil entirely
destitute, only 100 of which aro armed.
Fumlno and sickness was making serl-'
ous Inroads In those when they left.
Thev also stato that nearly all aro naked,
and none wore shoes or bats, nnd wero
compelled to subsist on bananas, which
wero scarce. Tho clothing brought on
tho filibustering expedition was seized by
thoso high In rank, whllo tho others re
ceived but little, some none. Cento was
with General Arango nnd Bueno and
Vnra with General Arangurcn, both noted
COAL EXCHANGE BURGLAR.
What Appears to Bo a Cnpturo nt nn
Early Hour This Morning.
At 2.30 o'clock this morning Patrol
men Saltry and John Thomas arrested
a young man In Merchant Tailor E.
A. Shifter's olTlce In the Coal Exchange
building. He was lodged In a coll in
tho Dollce station nnd In the opinion
of tho police last night the recent burg
laries at Architect Duckworth's ofTlco
and Miller & Peck's store aie now ex
plained. The capture was effected In a dra
matic way. The two patrolmen saw a
light In the Shlffer office and as they
entered the building to Investigate the
light was suddenly extinguished. After
hammering at the door of tho ofHce for
fully twenty minutes the man who was
in tho room came to the door and said
"what are you fellows knocking for!"
He was In his stocking feet and his
coat had been discarded. He gave his
name as Maurice J. Winfleld and at
first said he worked forArchltect Duck
worth; afterward he stated he worked
for Civil Engineer Lelghton, whose
of 11 1' e Is in the building. He was in
Shifter's office, he said, to get a pair of
trousers so that he could go on an
errand. Wlnfleld's effects In tho Lelgh
ton ofllce will be searched today for
the stolen Duckworth property.
ROYAL ARCH MASONS.
Grand Chapter Holds I'innl Business
Meetings nt Baltimore.
Baltimore, Oct. 11. The grand chapter
of Royal Arch Masons held tho llnal
business meeting of Its present session
this morning and elected tho following
General grand high priest, Mr. Reuben
C. Lcmmon, of Toledo, O.; deputy grand
high priest, Mr. James W. Taylor, Luth
ersvllle, Ga.; general grand king, Mr.
Arthur G. Pollard, Lowell, Mass.; gener
al grand scribe, Mr. Joseph Edyas, Paris,
111.; general grand treasurer, Mr. Dan
iel Strieker, Hastings, Mich.; general
grand secretary, Mr. Christopher G. Fox,
Buffalo; general grnnd captain of tho
host. Mr. William C. Swain, Milwaukee;
general grand principal sojourner, Mr,
Nathan Kinsley, Austin. Minn.; general
grand royal arch captain, Mr. Bernard
G. Witt, Henderson, Ky.; general grand
master of tho third veil, Mr. George E.
Corson, Washington, D. C.j general
grand master of the second veil, Mr.
Frederick W. Craig, Des Moines, la.
Tho next triennial meeting will bo held
at Cincinnati in September, 1900.
Tho balance of tho day was spent In
festivities, Including an oyster roast In
tho afternoon and a banquet In tho
DEPUTY SHERIFFS SHOT.
Tragedy Follows nn Attempt to
rest Willlnm Harold.
Delta, Cul.. Oct. 14. William Harold, of
this place, and Under-sheriff Badford. of
Slslkyou county, wero shot and killed,
and Deputy Shcilft Stowait seriously
wounded this morning whllo tho officers
wero attempting to arrest Harold for com
plicity in tho robbery of the Yrcka and
Fort Jones stage on Sept. 23 last.
Radford and Stewart presented them
selves nt Harold's houso and Harold
opened llro upon them with a big revolver.
Tho first shot took effect In Stewait's
leg, whllo tho second bullet struck Rad
ford In tho left breast, killing him almost
instantly. Stewart, who had fallen In
front of tho door, emptied his gun at Har
old, who fell mortally wounded and died
NO REASON FOR THE MURDER.
Aldcrfcr, Tortured to Death,
Wns Almost Penniless.
Norrlbtown, Na., Oct. II. Just how ilt
tlo reason tho burgluis who tortured aged
Isaaa AMerfer, of Sklppock township, to
death recently, had for their cruel work
U now shown In tho settlement ot the
Instead of being rich, old Alderfcr had
nearly nothing. Tho administrator, Abra
ham Landls, has been asked to furnish
only tho nominal security ot J30.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Tho annual meeting ot
tho stockholders of tho Pulhnuti Palnco
Car company was held today. Over J.M.-
000,000 of tho cupltal stock was repre
sented. Tho old directors wero re-elected.
Tho usual quarterly dividend of tZ per
share, payablo Nov. 13, was declared. Tho
Incomo from all sources during the last
fiscal year was $8,974,880; disbursements,
17,201,037, leaving a surplus for the year of
Luthornn Church Council.
Erie, Pa Oct. 14, Tho general coun
cil of tho Evangelical Lutheran church
assembled tu St. John's church today,
Thero wero about 200 delegates present.
Rev. F A. Koehlor, of Buffalo, president
of the Erlo synod, delivered tho opening
sermon. Tho sermon was followed by
communion, In tho afternoon tho exec
utive commltteo and corresponding sec
retary und treasurer reported.
THE RESCUE OF
Graphic Description by Mr. Decker, One
of the Parties Who Assisted,
EVAD1NQ THE MANY DETECTIVES
Tho Young Woman Walks a Mllo to
tho Wharf Dressed in Male Attire,
Gnlncd Coufidcnco When Nonrlng
New York, Oct 14. Carl Decker, ono
of tlio rescuers of Evangellna Coslo y
CIsncros from the Casa de RecoJIdap,
Havana, arrived In this city this after
noon on the Spanish line steamship
Panama. Ho was mot by a number of
Mr. Decker repeated the story of the
rescue from the Jail as already told
In thesij dispatches, and then related
what happened after the girl was out of
prison. He said: "When Scnorlta Co
slo y CIsncros entered our shanty ad
Joining the Jail wo left her to rest a few
moments and thin took her to a car
riage waiting outside and drove to tho
house of a friend. The man who drovo
the carriage was one of tho conspirat
ors. "On Thursday morning she wns tak
en to tho home of a friend where she
romulned in secrecy until Saturday af
ternoon. "It was over a mile from the house to
tho pier. All the steamships anchor
out In the stream. Senorlta CIsnerus
walked down from tho house, clad as
a rancher and my companion and I fol
lowed behind. She gran more confid
ent ns she went along. She got on th3
launch and we waited. When tho
launch returned from the vessel and
she was not on It we knew that the
scheme had worked like a charm.
"The day nfter the Jail break, the
town was astir over the escape. A
house-to-house search was 'begun and
would havo been kept up had not a
telegram from Minister Dupuy de Lomo
at Washington Informed Weyler that
the girl was on the high seas and ex
pected any day In New Yurk."
A Special Officer nnd Assistant Sec
Washington, Oct. 14. The president has
decided to appoint a special commissioner
with plenary powers to catry Into effect
tho reciprocity provisions of sections 3
and 4 of tho tariff act approved July 24,
1S97. It was found that tho regular forco
of tho department of stato Is at present
so overcrowded with pressing business
that serious delay In carrying out the ex
presed wish of congress would Inevitably
Moreover, tho presaaro for early and
consistent action In tho arrangement of
measures of reciprocity, has been very
great from foreign countries as well as
from our own citizens.
In view of theso facts, tho president has
designated tho Hon. John A. Kasson, of
Iowa, as special commissioner, with Mr.
Chapman Coleman, of Kentucky, as sec
retary, and Mr. John Ball Osborne, of
Scranton, Pa., as assistant secretary.
Tho commlsslorer Is charged particular
ly to look after tho agricultural Interests
both north and south, not forgetting the
largo and constantly Increasing manufac
turing Interests east of the Alleghenles.
DEATH OF JOHN BROWN.
Oldest Employe ot tho Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Oct. 14. John Brown, tho
oldest cmployo of tho Philadelphia post
office, both In ago and service, died to
day In thl9 city. Ho had been In continu
ous service in the Philadelphia postof
tice slnco De:. 27, 1S44, nearly titty-three-years
ago, wher he received an appoint
ment as a clerk under Postmaster James
Mr. Brown was born In Lancaster coun
ty, Feb. 3, 1816. Whllo teaching school In
his native village, ho was appointed to a
position In tho engineering corps then lo
cating the Harrlsburg and Lancaster rail
road. After tho completion of this work
ho was made collector of tolls of tho com
pany at Harrlsburg.
Mr. Brown saw tho Philadelphia postor
flce grow from forty employes to tho
Mr. Brown came of a prominent family.
Ilia brother, James Brown, was a noted
minister of the Lutheran church and
prominent as an educator and collcgo
LONERQAN FOUND DEAD.
Syrnctisc Citizen Thought to Have
Poughkeepsle, N. YOct. 11. Charles L.
Loncrgan, 30 years old, of Syracuse, was
found dead on tho New York Central
tracks near Low Point this morning. Ho
had been killed by a train. Last evening
ho was seen at Low Point, acting Irra
tlonally. On his person was found a letter of rec
ommeMiilatlon dated 1893, which showe 1
that tho man had been employed by W.
H. Hobbeler & Co., ot 78 Dearborn street,
Chicago, from 1SS7 to 1SS9.
A WORD OF ADVICE
Republicans who aro faithful in so.
called oft years aro tho ones whoso
fealty to party counts.' Let nil such
bestir themselves now.
The illnn Who Killed Joseph Gibson.
Mlddlesbnro. Ky., Oct. 11. It develops
now that Roheit Wilcox, was tho man
who killed Joseph Gibson,- from ambush
last night. It Is thought tho murdqr was
polltlc.il. Gibson is a brother-in-law of Gil
Coleson, brother of Congressman D. G.
Coleson. Political excitement Is running
high. Moro blood bhed Is likely to fol
Bethlehem, Oct. II. Founders' day
sport (it tho Lehigh university today at
tracted a huge crowd. Tho contests wero
between Sophomores and Freshmen and
tho Sophs won all events. They walked
off with tho relay race, won In baseball
and as a wind up beat tho Freshmen in
Fourteen Persons Burned.
Paris, Oct. 14. A dispatch from Lille, In
tho department of Nord, announces a ter
rible disaster ot Cambria, 32 miles from
Lille. A largo pleco of tho boiling vats
of tho central sugar factory fell today,
burning or crushing fourteen persons.
Two of tho injured uro dead and others
aro expected to die.
Two Hoy Cremated.
Halifax, N. fl Oct. 11. Tho houso of
Peter Downey, coloied, at Preston, was
destroyed by Urn last night and two boys
named WllUa, ugod 8 and 5 respectively,
were burned to death.
FLOOD OF ORATORY.
Attorneys in Luetgcrt Trial Tnlklng
the Jury to Death.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Tho flood of oratory
continued In tho Luctgert trial today, and
It will last for two days longer. Attor
ney Phalen, for the defense, concluded his
address this morning, nfter epeaklng two
hours, and thtn Attorney Vincent be
gan tho closing address In behalf of tho
defendant. Tho main point of Jits argu
ment today wns to ralso In the minds of
tho Jury a doubt ns to whether Mrs. Lue'
gert Is really dead. He admitted that she
had disappeared, but ll'ststcd that It had
not been shown beyond all doubt that
sho was dead. Having spent much tlmo
in trying to create tho doubt in tho mind
of tho Jury, he Insisted that there should
bo no half way measures In tho verdict.
If Luctgert was guilty ho deserved all
that tho law could mcto out to him, but
If ho was not guilty beyond nil doubt,
ho should bo set free "Gentlemen of tho
Jury, was Mrs. Loulsn Luetgcrt nllvo on
May 2, or Is she dead? Is Luetgcrt guilty
or Is ho Innocent?
"Wfao dare say with tho nosltlvoncss
that reaches beyond a reasonable doubt
that Mrs. Luetgcrt is dead? And If sho
Is not dead Luetgcrt Is an Innocent man.
Wo bcllovo sho still lives. Nono ot tho
BIckncso family knows today whether
Henry BIckncso Is dead or allie. Ho dis
appeared twenty-two years ago. Ho N,
or was, as tho caso may be, a brother of
Ex-Judge. Vincent criticised Inspector of
Pollco Schaack severely and said tho
north sldo pollco official had stooped to
unusual methods in his caso to retain his
position upon the pollco department. Ho
charged perjury both on tho part ot tho
pollco and other witnesses In tho case.
Jlntthcw Rogers and His Mistress
Found Dcnd in ilcd--Theorlcs oi
Murderand Suicide Advanced.
Baltimore, Oct. 14. Matthew Rogers, a
grocer, at 138 West Randall street, and
Mrs. Ida Wright, his mistress, wero found
dead In Rogers' house today.
Tho woman's husband Is living and Is
thought to bo In West Virginia.
Rogers, who was 36 years old, has a
wlfo who Is said to bo living.
Tho murdered woman after she left her
husband lived for a tlmo with a railroatl
engineer In Baltimore, but for tho past
year has occupied tho Rogers house, and
was looked upon as tho grocer's wife.
The couplo wero Inst seen shortly beforo
midnight, at which time Rogers seemed
to bo in good spirits. Their failure to
appear at tho usual hour this morning
aroused tho suspicions of the dead man's
brothers, who llvo In an adjoining house,
nnd they broke open the door. On iho
flcor of tho bedroom occupied by tho
couple, they found the body of the man,
while lying on tho bed was that of ths
woman, with Lillian, her 8-year-old daugh
ter, by her side, sound asleep. A pistol
with two chambers empty was found un
dor the bed. All means of Ingress to tho
house were tightly closed. These circum
stances convince the pollco that the man
had killed tho woman and then shot him
self dead, but tho dead man's relatives
assert that two suspicious looking men
were seen loitering about the house early
In tho evening, which fact, taken In con
nection with tho woman's past, Incline
them to believe that both were murdered,
although they make no dlifcct accusation
against any one.
His Eirort to Settlo tlio Strlko at
Charleston, W. Va., Oct. 14.-Tho effort
to adjust the differences between the coal
operators of the Kanawha valley and
their men has failed absolutely, and
President Ratchford left tonight for Col
umbus, disheartened over his failure. The
prico offered by tho operators was 30
cents for soft and 36 for hard coal. Tho
miners accepted this, but when tho ques
tion of a signed agreement, to bind all
tho operators was presented they ob
jected. They wanted tho owner of each
Individual mlno to make and sign a
separate contract. Tho second disagree
ment was on a demand by the miners
that tho men should not bo discriminated
ngalnst for not dealing nt tho company
President Ratchford feels bitter towards
tho operators. The miners, ho said, had
conceded nearly every vital point nnd
ho was convinced that tho operators
were determined to fight the miners' or
ganization. Ho says tho light will bo
continued and does not now hopo to see
a settlement boon.
London, Oct. 11. Tho correspondent of
tho Standard at Constantinople says:
"All tho preliminaries have been agreed
upon for an alliance, offensive and da.
fcnslve, between Bulgaria and Turkey,
under which tho governor generalship
of Roumclia becomes hereditary in tho
family of Prlnco Ferdinand."
The I'opo in Good Health.
London, Oct. 14. A dispatch to the
Daliy News from Rhii.c says; 'The pnjc.
when receiving tho Irish pUgi-lms this
(Thursday) morning, nppeared ti bo in
good health, tho only difference in bin
appearance from last year being that ho
seems moro bowed. His voice rang clear
ly through the clstlno chapel.'
Result of nn Old Tiled.
Huntington, W. Va., Oct. 14.-John
Vanco killed James Thomps-on and hc
rlously Injured Thompson's wife In Lo
gan county, yesterday, tho result of nn
old feud. Vanco Is a son-in-law of tho
notorious "Devil Anso" Hatfield.
Enrthqunke nt Andalusia.
Mndrld, Oct. 11. Thero was a bcvero
earthquake at Granada, Andalusia, at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Tho oscilla
tions wero from north to south and last
ed several seconds. Tho Inhabitants of
tho city wero panlo stricken.
Trial of n Locomotive.
Capo May, N, J., Oct. 14.-Tho Holman
frletlnn-geared locomotive In a trial this
nfternoon mado a mllo In 44 3-S seconds
on tho first trial, and a mllo In 42 sec.
onds In a second spurt. Tho train con
sisted of two passenger coaches.
THE NEWS THIS 310BNINU.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General New York Business Men for
Description of Miss CIsncros" Bescue.
Dngilsh Comment on tho Scaling Ques
tion. Tammany Ratifies Its Nominations.
2 Fnlso Censure of tho Legislature.
Comparlion of tho May and December
Registration In Lackawanna County.
3 Local nev. Dr. Swallow Discusses
Comment of tho Prc.s.
5 LocmI Becmer's Waitresses on Btrlke.
Common Council Meeting.
C Local West Sido and Suburban,
7 Lackawanna County News.
8 Neighboring County Happenings,
Financial and Commercial.
r i untfiK 1 1
Nominations Ratified a
the Hall Last
THE DISPLAY OF ORATORYi
Mr. Cummings Fires "Taffy"
at Richard Croker.
The Name Greeted with Applause and
IIlssuS"Tnmnmny Likened Unto
the Government oi the United
Stntcs--Sctli Low, General Trnctf
and George Aro Denounced.
New York, Oct. 14. Tammany Halt
tonight ratified the nominations ot lta
Tho attendance at the meetlnpr in tha
wigwam was not as great as was ex
pected. While the hall was well filled,
there was a crowd of several thousand
surrounding tho stnndb on the outsldo
of the headquarters of the regular
Democracy. Ex-Governor Campb-sll,
of Ohio, who had been Invited to speak,
sent his regrets, as did also Colonel
William L. Brown. Ex-Mayor Grant,
Congressman Cummlngs, ex-Governor
Haussr, of Montana; and Lawson N.
Fuller were among those on the plat
form Inside the hall.
John D. Stanchfleld, of Elmira, N. Y.,
was the llrst regular speaker. He Is
ex-Senator Hill's law partner. As ha
began to speak som one In tho hall
shouted for George, and there wero
cheers and hisses. Not mueh enthusi
asm wns displayed by the audience)
while Mr. Stanchfleld was speaking.
Congressman Amos J. Cummlngs was
the next speaker.
"What Is the crucial test of Dem
ocracy?" he began. "This was asked
of a Democrat six weeks ago, and hla
answer was 'loyalty." That Democrat
waa Richard Croker."
At th! mention of Croker's name
there was the expected outburst oC
cheers and applause, but mingled with
them were unexpected hisses.
The speaker held that Tammany Hall
was the regular Democracy of New
York, and to be loyal to It was to bo
Democratic. Ho had heard that Crok
er had turned him down because ha
had not voted for the Union Pacific re
funding bill. Hie had seen it also stat
ed that the Tammany men had been
ordered to vote for that bill. He would
havo denied it at the time but for the
fact that the truth traveled by the
slowest coaches and lies went by elec
tricity. But he would deny It now
with all the force at his command. Mr.
Croker had never asked him to vote
for th'e bill. Ho had known Mr. Crok
er for many years. He never knew
him to commit a. dishonorable act or to
do anything for which he need bo
ashamed to face his fellowmen.
The congressman likened the govern
ment of Tammany Hall to the govern
ment of the United States the execu
tive committee being practically the
senate. Tammany had sought no
deals. Tho Republican party under
tho leadership of Qulgg, did. Tam
many Hall candidates had been nomi
nated at nrlmarles, where every ono
had voice. Who selected Seth Low?
And to whom are they responsible?
Who had selected Henry George? (A
voice: "Tom Johnson.").
The speaker said that the election of
the Democratic ticket In this city In
November meant a blow to the Raines
Several times Mr. Cummlngs men
tioned John C. Sheehan's name, and
on each occasion It was applauded with
greater vehemence than that of
One by one tho speakers discussed
the good qualities and the fitness of
the candidates for the offices which
they had named.
Thomas F. Grady, who spoke next,
aroused the latent enthusiasm In the
audience. Ho scored Low, George and
Tracy in a manner to suit tho Tnm
manyltes present. Ho conllned him
self principally to local affairs.
The United Democracy, whose nomi
nation Henry George accepted and
then declined, mot tonight and de
nounced him. Alfred W. Crulkshank,
for mayor, will head the United De
NEW FRENCH MINISTER.
The Appointment or Mr. Cainbon to
Paris, Oct. H. At tho Cabinet coutwll
held today President Fauro signed tho ap
pointments of CM. Patenotre, tho retiring
French Ambassador at Washington, aa
French Ambaiadnr at Madrid, and that
of M. Jules Cambon, tho retiring gover
nor general of Algeria, us French ambas
sador at Washington.
YELLOW FEVER BULLETIN.
Washington, Oct. 14. Surgeon General
M'ynvin's bulletin of now ca-ses ami
deaths from yellow fever today Is as fol
lows: Franklin, La., ono case, fatally;
Mobile, Ala., tlvocusc., ono death; Floma
ton, Ala., four rases; Baymlnettn, Ala,,
ono caso fatal; Mcllenry, Mls six cases;
Edwards, Miss., six cases; Clinton, Miss,,
ono death; Blloxi, Miss., thirteen cases
and ono death,
New York. Oct 14. Airivrd: Britannic,
Liverpool; Patrla, Hamburg.
The Herald's Weather I'orccnst.
Now York. Oct. 15,-In tho Middle Slates
and New England today, iear, consider
ably warmer weatlr will piovall, with
light to fresh southwesterly to Kouthcrlr
windu, becoming qulto high on tho lakes,
followed by hazo oft tho coasts.
On Saturday, In both of theso sootlons,
fall1 to partly cloudy woathcr, fresh to
brisk southerly to westerly winds will
prevail, with nearly ntatlonary, followed
by- slightly lower temperature, and by.
1 rain In tho northern district.