Warren Ledger (Newspaper) - July 30, 1886, Warren, Pennsylvania WAEREN LEDGER. Established in 1349. The Greatest Good to tiie Greatest Number-" "'Justice ro All, Favors to None." Subscription. Per Annum Volume 37. Warren, Warren County, Penn'a., July 30, 1886. Number 50 A WEEKLY CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, Captured Prepared by and Correspondents of tbe 'Ledger. Clarendon. HISTORICAL COMPARISON. Listening to a conversation one evening this week, carried on by several old vete- rans and members of the G. A. E., of this place, in -regard to the greatest battles fought both in this and other countries, there seemed to be a difference of opinion as to which was the largest, that of Water- loo or Gettysburg. After looking up his- tory we find statistics show as follows: At Waterloo the French had 80.000 men and 252 guns; English, 72.000 men and 186 guns; total, men and 438 guns. The -French loss in killed, wounded and prison- ers, English, 20.000: total, At Gettysburg the union army had men and 200 guns; rebels, men and 218 guns; total 150.000 men and 418 Union loss in killed, wounded and pris- oners, rebels, total, It will be seen that these two great battles were so near alike, both in numbes of men, guns and losses, that they are nearly bal- anced. A WKOXCiED MAX. The Weekly Paragraph came out this week with a conglomerate report of the Ryan money loss. The article stated that the two Edwards and Mr. Curren took the contract to tear down the house, and that the three found the money. The truth of the story has been given to the public- through the Ledger, sc> we will not repeat, only to vindicate the name of Mr. Curren, who had nothing to do with tearing down the house; nor was he connected in any- way with the finding of the money. How the Paragraph should make such a mistake is a mystery, as Mr. Curren's name was never mentioned here at home in connec- tion with the theft. The Paragraph has wronged Mr. Curren, but no doubt it will do him justice in its next issue. RELIEF CORPS. The following are the officers of the Hugh McNeill ladies' relief corps, lately organ- ized in this borough: President. Mrs. Etta L. Wisner; senior vice, Mrs. Jennie Bur- ford; junior vice, Mrs. Henry Howard; secretary, Mrs. Lee Dower; treasurer, Mrs. Kate Timmonds; chaplain, Mrs. Ora Ste- venson conductor. Mrs. Susie Dunkle; as- sistant, Mi-s. Emma Wilson; guard. Mrs. Maggie Walker; assistant, Mrs. Sarah Bil- lings. John Dow left for Pittsburgh last Wed- nesday morning, where he has accepted a clerkship in a drug store. John leaves be- hind many friends who wish for him suc- in his new field of W. Dunkle and wife are at Chautauqua Lake for a few days" L. Titus, after a sickness of several days is again able to be seems that most everybody is, at the eleventh hour, getting proud; this is made manifest by so many painting and otherwise beautifying their places of busi- surprise party on Mr. and Mrs. John Driscoll, last Friday evening, was a most enjoyable affair. About in the evening the surprisers, in company with the surprised, adjourned to the opera house, where dancing was indulged in for several hours. Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll seemed to appreciate the occasion by doing everything In their power to make it pleasant for their McCutcheou says that the Mackey delegates were stayers from the old house; they were 88 strong on the go-in and 88 strong on the come-out. "Jes so." is now about time fyr the Fourth of July committee to make a report and turn over the money to the different companies. colored minstrel; that played here la'st Friday, Satin-clay and Monday oven- ings of this week, drew large hoiisc-s on each occasion. They pitched their tent on the old mill site, in the rear of the Palace drugstore. The end men got off some rich jokes on a few" of our citizens, Titus and McCandless receiving their share. A good show is appreciated here. Tiona TiUiiiKs. Miss Lilla Brown spent Saturday even- ing in the city, the guest of her sister, Mrs. John W. Norris has returned from his trip to Glens Falls and Lake George, and reports having had an immense time. Tiona Dramatic Society'' propose giving an cntertaiment and ice cream festi- val in the near base ball club went to Stoneham last Monday to do" the tanners of that place. Instead of doing the tanner.-, our boys got tanned to the tune of 35 to 2. Serves the boy.- ju-t right. though, for depending on a pitcher. Had Ed wards remained "straight'1 the game would have been a close one. The umpire being one of the Stoneham players natu- rally favored the home concert given by the Clymer family, at the E. A. 17. hall last Monday, was a very creditable entertainment, and they deserved the crowd- ed house that they received. Should they ever return I predict a full house for them. Tiona ball club intend playing the Farnsworth nine in the near future. I think they had better play the Tiona Kids a few games first, as they certainly need practice, and the kids would no doubt hold them pretty certain person of our city made themselves very con- spicuous and caused a great many remarks Monday evening, bv leaving the hall in the middle of the concert. It must have re- quired a powerful imagination to find an objectionable feature in the performance. TOM. Spring Creek.- SPRING CREEK. July work by A. Z. Painton, of Corry, seems to have occupied a prominent place in the minds of our people for the past three days. He first gave a short talk at West Spring Creek on Saturday evening. He then held a large and enthusiastic meeting at the station on Saturday evening. From thence he went to Cobb's corner- on Monday even- ing. Mr. Painton is a man of rare talent, and possessed of qualities as a speaker such as few can boast. Although be has brit started in the lecture field lie i.- well re- ceived on every hand. His meeting at Cobb's corners amounted to a perfect ovation. At this latter place he received forty-two signer.- to hi-? pledge. Many of the old hard-shells seem to be thoroughly converted and it is safe to say that he ha- added many oters to the prohibition list. He teaches gospel temperance, with a view of making prohibition votes. Ho himself has been reclaimed from the lowest depths of drunkennes.-. Let all good people encour- age him and help him along. He will be glad to accept invitations to speak at any place, but wherever you invite him be and pay. as he has a wife and five children depending on him for support. Money seems to be the least of his A. Myers' handle factory is about completed. We will try and give our readers the di- mensions of the factory at some future is about completed; it is about half a seem good every- where, although some fields are slightly half the potatoes promise new M. E. church at the station is being rapidly pushed toward completion. are very short, and cows give but little milk, but what they do get seems to be very good, as they are making about one pound of butter to twenty pounds of milk, that is, Mr. Staiily manages to do the above before unheard-of feat at the Willow Dale creamery. Other creameries that we have heard of require from twenty-four to AN OPEN REVOLT I IN THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL i CONVENTION. thirt We have received about five more per pound than is paid for the best dairy product (oleo. not So you see that our blackest clouds have a sil- very lining (at Spring seem to amount to a distemper in place. In fact everyone seems to have a cold. H. M. "Yoangsville. YOITN-GSVILLE, July Ella Dcm- mon. of Ackley Station, is visiting relatives in Haliday, who has been in Sugar Grove for some time past, is at home- brick work on J. W. Agrelius" new building will soon be completed. The inside of the building is all ceiled, floor laid and one coat of paint on, and e% cry- thing is being pushed to an early Mrs. Pvobert DeVore is very Stewart, who has been very ill for .-ome time, is not expected to L. Mc- Dowell, her daughter Georgia and -on El- mer, are visiting her sister. G. W. Johnson, of Union Allic Mead, of Corydon, is visiting relative-and in this fire occurred last Saturday forenoon in the hou-e occupied by Perry Weaver. Everything in the house was saved, even tu some of the winclov. and Owing to the scarcity of water the building was entirely destroyed: no in- purchase of a fire engine is i O now look like an c-tabli-hed fact. To help the project along a dance- will be held in about two weeks, in J. W. Agrclius" new brick building, the proceeds of which will be turned in toward the pur- chase of the engine. I'eig's orchestra, of Warren, will probably be for the occasion. Garland. GAHLA.XD. PA., July Berry, of this place, and Rev. Todd, of Frewsburg, N. Y.. exchanged pulpits Sunday last. The church at this place was people- on Hemlock avenue seem to have quite an ear for music, a- there have been three new organ? purchased on that -street within the few new wagon-shop i.- be- ing built on Pro.-pcct Teat- i- away visiting friend- in Crawford county. -com to be about through hay- i'i-. x. o. i'. Watson and Brown Delegates Drove Out of the Convention with Groans and Scenes and citing Times. The republican congression-il convention held at Corry lust Tuesday has been the chief topic of conversation in the counties of Erie, Yenango and Warren during the past three weeks, and the conclusions ar- rived at were certainly anything but com- plimentary to any of the candidates. The excitement and in fact the whole contro- versy appeared to hinge on the question as to how many of Mac-key's delegates Watson could buy up. It was very evident from the beginnirg that Mackey could not tru.-t Watson or even his own delegates. With that mistrust in mind he widely summoned his delegate? to Erie where each man was pledged and sacredly promised to stand by their candidate. Noses were- counted and it was found they were a majority. After clue consideration the majority decided to join the minority at Corry. A special train and a brass band was immediately ordered, the train was appropriately decorated and under the guidance of captain Mac-key they sailed into Corry with colors flying and music in the air. They triumph- antly marched into the- opera h> >usc- here the minority calmly waited for an opportunity to get a nibble at the bone-. The first -quab- ble occurred in the election of permanent officers. General McCreary, of Erie, and Hon. C. W. Gilfillan, of Yemtngo, were nominated-. Mr. Donly, of Warren, moved to vote by secret ballot, and was severely sat down upon. He wa- given to under- stand that this convention was a republi- can and judging from the pro- ceedings the Ledger reporter thought he was correct. A motion to adjourn till 8 o'clock in the evening was carried, and af- ter supper the tug of war commenced in good earnest. General McCreary was elected permanent chairman by acclama- tion, amid great excitement. The seat of Henry L. Rca was contested In Mr. Ham- ilton, who claimed that he was elected by the votes of democrats. The Warren del- egation howled considerably and grasped at every straw, but when the convention de- cided that Mr. Rca was entitled to hi- .-eat they howled harder. During the remarks made by Mr. Ash the Watson and Brown delegation distinguished themselves by groans and hisses and shout- of '-Sit down, you sucker." Thing? began to get warm and the perspiration popped out all around. Hon. J. F. Downing moved to proceed with the nomination of candidates, amid fearful excitement and shouts, groan- and hi-sc-s. H. C. McCylmont. of Warren, in some way attracted the attention of the chair, and af- ter elevating his chin toward the ceiling several times, casting lightning glances to- ward the as if attempting to utterly crush them with his magnitude and importance, urged that there wa5- no hurry, that "his "delegation were weary, worn out by excessive travel over hard roads, and urged that the convention adjourn until morning. The scene wac absolutely painful. Shouts of deri.-io'n. groan? and filled the air and Mr. McCalmont was smothered. Mr. Downing followed, and with righteous indignation accu-cd them of only de-siring time to bulldoze and fawn, to carry out their schemes of villainy. His remarks were cutting, and can not be repeated here, Mr. Benson retaliated and hurled back the gentleman's remarks, but he could hardly be heard, owing to the shrieks of '-.-it clown, Smith." "take a and others of lower calibre. The motion to adjourn was lost by a vote- of 69 to 92. The Mackey delegation wanted it understood that thc-v would <-tuv there- fortv-eight hour- if Thc-v Dealer in Chinese and Japanese curiosities and fancy articles from these countries, of every description. Also keeps a nice stock of silk of different kinds. A good stock of pure No. 17 Chippewa st., Buffalo, K. Y. were in-trucled and all there- wa- to do wa- to cast the vote. 3Ir. Gilfillan. honorable J. F. Down- second, pre-ented C'. W. Mac-key, of Franklin. Mr. Donly. of Warren, with S. B. Ben- second, nominated colonel L. F. Wat- son. W. E. Mar-h. of Corry. nominated major I. B. Brown, but owing to the great mud- dle and ma5- of motion? that were boinsi shouted, the nomination received no second. At this point Will Xutting, of North Clarendon, asked for an adjournment and demanded that he should be heard. A vote- resulted in 90 to 70 against the motion. One peculiar thing was that every time a standing vote was called Mac-key had a few more than he- could show when the roll wa- callecl. and when a vote was taken iva voce. one v.ould think the- roof would cer- tainly bo lifted. Mr. Mar-h made 'mother j appeal to adjourn and was called down by i shouts and groans and fairly out of hearing. Will Nutting made another at- tempt, but by this time the members were on the chairs and all over the room, every- one talkii.sr and the chairman screaming for order and decided Mr. Nut- ling out of order. Nutting paraded to the front of the hall, saying: of the convention, we have asked you to adjourn and you have refused. The delegates of Watson and Brown now propose to withdraw from convention. In other words, they propose to adjourn un- til to-morrow morning at o'clock." Turn- ing to the minority, he said: I call upon every Brown and Watson delegate to fol- low me out of this convention." He led the way and was followed by forty- one of the Watson-Brown sore-heads. Oc- casionally word would be passed along the line of Mac-key's delegation to stand firm. Mac-key stationed in front of his men and watched with a vigilant eye every move. Colonel Watson was supposed to be at his hotel, but the excitement was too great. A representative of the Ledger encountered him the hall-way two or three times; he would look in, inquire what wa? going on now, and then skip back. The whole thing furnished much amusement for the spectators, who frequently joined in the cheering and shouting. After the bolter.-had all departed, Mcs-rs. and Chapin were elected to act a- secretaries to fill vacancies caused by the withdrawal of S. W. Waters, of Warren, and Mr. White, of Corry. The .-ecretan wa- instructed to call the- roll, and each dele-gate arose to his feet and named his choice. The ote showed 88 for Mac-key, 21 for Watson, and for Brown. Mr Mac-key was then dec-Uired the regular nom- inee, having received a majority of all the delegates elected to the convention. Mr. Mackey was called upon and made a .-peech thanking the de-legate? for their earnest support, and endeavored to smooth the billows of dUsatiifation caused by the discourte.-y of his delegates. After naming Corry as the next place for holding the con- vention, they adjourned. A meeting of the Brown and Watson men was held at the St. James hotel, Wednes- day. Much indignation was expressed by all at the discourteous conduct of the ma- jority of the convention, and at the unfair action of chairman Gilfillan and of the committee on credentials. Mr. Benson and others advocated the publication of resolu- tions expressing the sense of the minority of the convention. Mr. Gaggin urged that no action whatever be taken, but that mat- ters be left to take their own course. This view was adopted by the meeting, and thus ended the beginning of another demo- cratic- vjftory in this district. The Mackey people had it all their own way at the con- vention, but the are that a demo- crat will admini-tcr the spanking and pun- ish him by again compelling him to at home. Terrorizing a Tow BKADYOKI.. PA., July I'll kill the first man that a finger on was the oft-repeated abortion of John Thompson as he paced the street of Mount Jewell, a small place in the southern part of this county, yc-terday. Thompson had just killed John Yohe, a young bartender in the Brewer house. With his smoking revolver in his hand he forced his way through the terror-stricken men in the bar-room after shooting Yoke in the side. There wa? no officer in the little town, and no man had pluck enough to mole-t the desperado. He put fresh cartridge? in hi? revolver arid de- fiantly paraded through town for an hour. Citizen? telegraphed to the sheriff and can- vassed for a. leader for a lynching party, but no one- volunteered. Finally Thompson went to employer and agreed to surren- der upon a promise that he- would not be ynchecl. He was quietly taken to jail, and then the citizens became very bloodthirsty. Thotnp-on i.- a man of violent temper. The killing wa? cold-blooded and without prov- ocation. Yohe lived only twenty minutes. and never. -poke after the fatal shot. Thomp- -on was creating a disturbance in the bar- room, and Yohe tried to eject him. CAXA.JOHARIK. July 27. The. la-t ray of 'pc entertained the great bod of hop- owers throughout New York state van- i-hed this morning. During the- night a heavy rain occured. Grower.- thought thi.- have a good effect. Instead vhich yc.-terday appeared green and healthy arc now black and utterly ruined. Many rower.- in this section destroyed their yards a week ago, and now them down will become general. Where, on c week it was thought a quarter of an erage yield would be harvested it is now believed not a pound will be pickeel. Their <'oin ratios. ST. JonxV. X. F.. July A di-patch from White Bay say.- that a large number arctic bear.-, driven south by starvation- have cro-scd over from Pennyland and arc devastating the country. The bear- num- ber 10.000 and have- appeared near Cape Mugfyrd. The Indians in that locality are eating their dead companion-. Those who die among the white .settler- are buried secretly to keep the Esquimaux from getting Ti-f- graves are fill di-guised. THE COUNTRY'S CROPS. A Off From the Karlier Esti- mates. CHICAGO, ELL., July 28. The prolonged drouth, which is almost unprecedented in its length and severity, is beginning to have a very serious effect upon all late crops. The reports from Nebraska. Iowa, Wiscon- sin, Minnesota and Dakota do not indicate an average yield of six to ten bushels to the acre, with many fields entirely ruined. is reported very uneven in Michigan, Illinois. Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska, and while looking clean, is in need of rain, a.nd a shortage ir. the yield is threatened. In Minnesota corn is looking well but is beginning to feel the effects of the drouth. The oat crop will fall short with a promise of not to exceed more than one-half an average yield in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and three-fourth of nn average yield in Il- linois, Michigan and Iowa. Witli the ex- ception of Minnesota the potato crop i? threatened with a failure, few of the reports indicating more than one-half a yield, and in many sections a complete failure. The pastures in all the northwc-lern are reported as short, and in large sections ru- ined. In portions of Wi-c-onsin the cattle are given feed owingtoan inability toobtain su.-lcimnce in the dried-up pastures. The fruit crop of Michigan. Illinois and Wi-con- sin i- very premising. ST. PAUL, MINN-.. .July It i.- esti- mated that the grain ruined by Saturday's hail storm in tin- section will tujaTena bu-hcls, which at pre-ent pricc- means a lo.-s of Wood Ywiir Own Gsvir.Lh, July "21. As our quiet villlage i? daily being stirred by some new sensation, and a? a greater part of them ap- pear to be manufactured to carry into effect some petty spite that one neighbor ha? against another, its time that these parties should be censured. I believe the time ha? come when our citizens should call these to a halt. Such a controversy been going on between C. H. Gregory and Rev. 11. G. Hall, through the columns of the Mirror, are en- tirely uncalled for, and the good people of our community should expect better things from these gentlemen. The Bible don't teach us to provoke the wrath of our neigh- bor, neither did Christ teach his to slander his neighbor, or to glory over his misfortune, and neither is it meet for a hcitcl man, because he does not believe as his neighbor, to resort to ridicule or to give him away because lie smacks his lips oc1- casioually over a glass, of fe.-tive rye. Stim- ulants are necessary, at time-, and he who shall gainsay my word K a fool and know- eth not the taste eit that which i- good. Thi- whole controversy lias grown out of the license question. While the largest portion of our citizens seem to think that there was gre-at injustice clone in the distribu- tion of they do not uphold such a harangue as these gentlemen are having. If they would confine their articles and arguments to the Merrills of their ease, perhaps no harm would culiminate. Both men spoken of have always enjoyed the esteem and confidence of our citizens. Mr. Gregory has kept a good hotel, and no person who any knowledge of its management will deny it. Mr. Hall ha.- al-o been a very spirited worker in the advancement of religion and temperance, undoubtedly conscientious in all his work. I am inclined to believe that fair means were altogether used in the licen.se is- sue, but that doe? riot say it was the fault of Mr. Hall. He i< undoubtedly ignorant of a great many thing.- that were brought to bear against Mr. Gregory, e-pecially the political complication. 1, for one, believe that the paper.- of Mr. Gregory or his op- ponent- had but little to do with the grant- ing of license; lie did not support Judge Merrill in hi? election, that i- the long and short of it. let critics say what they may. enge i- sweet and F repay, say.- the- The day -of revenge i- also clo-e at hand when some of the.-e machine politician- that have elected by the liquor element will feel a sudden snub. In conclu-ion, I will -ay that if either of the gentlfinen afore-aid think of notoriety in out newspaper article.- for the inspection of the public. they had better take up some subject of in- tere.-t to the people; otherwise, it would be- better for their health and the welfare the people to spend their lei-ure time in sawing wood, or each weeding his own gar- den and let hi.- neighbor.- alone. Their articles will never cause, the inexhaustible fountain? of our heart- to flow out with ad- miration to uphold such foolhardy declara- tion.- and assertions as they are both shoot- ing out through the column- of the Mirror. PKACKMAKKR. JtiU "27. report of the inner of internal re-venue, show? the following collection? in Pcnn.-ylvania during the past fiscal year: First district, collector Gerker, ninth district, collector McGoniglo, ?1.448.62'J: twelfth district, collector nine- teenth Sell! audecker. 825 twenty-second district, collector Da w- lin, twenty-third district, col- lector Bigle-s, S038.077. KEELY'S BIG ENGINE. THE MOTOR MAN GIVES AN EXHIBI- TION WITH HIS NEW MACHINE. A (oatrlvnace Witb Wonderful Velot-ity-ftoniUI tbe Only Power. John Worrell Keely, the motor man, gave an exhibition yesterday afternoon in his workshop, at 1422 North Twentieth street, of his big engine, which has just been completed after a year of experiments. As he wiped the trickling perspiration from his face he added that his brain was all confused, but he guessed everything would go all right, as he had the chord of a mats and had made two ejectments of at- mospheric prc-siire from the'big tube and had secured an introductory impulse. The scientist- and capitalist? looked at each other helplessly and then smiled at Mr. Keely, and a number said in chorus: )h, yes, certainly." Inventor Keely has heretofore given, his t vhibition- with -mall machines and the funny loiTking copper globe forty-eight inehe- in diameter filled with --resonators." which he u-ed yesterday, is about three times larger than any machine he has ever used, lie -aid that he could produce 250-horse power with what looked more like a wash- ing machine than anything A hum of wonderment ran through the little work- shop ami then r. Keely put rosin on his liddle-bow, funed the fork- on the drum of hi- connected a copper tube six feet long and one-eight ol'an inch in diameter with a seven-pint cylinder and then con- nected another copper lube a thirty-second of an inch in diameter and ten feet long with the engine from the seven-pint cylinder. The sound liberated from the drum of the "liberator" pas-ed through the first tube in- to the cylinder and then into the smaller tube and into the copper globe of the new machine. The bottled chords of the mass which Mr. Keely had chosen for his power yesterday would run the machine, he said. Something did run it. The big'copper globe revolved faster than any fly-wheel or bit of machinery ever seen in motion in a machine shop. The copper globe, forty-eight inches in diameter, made .seven revolutions every second, and an independent.belt-wheel at one. end of the copper globe, which Mr. Keely said ran from the.sympathy of sound, made three hundred revolutions a minute and its velocity frightened everybody in the room, including Keely, who danced around the shop and told everybody to keep out of the The belt-wheel and the- copper globe went around so fast that they made a noise like the .spinning of a huge top. The noise sounded, too, like the rushing, howling of a furious wind a.- the copper globe cut the atmo-phciv and turned it into dripping water on the floor underneath. The hot little workshop was chilled in two minutes, and then as Keely, greatly excited, lurned the cock of the vibrating tube and made the copper globe calm clown to almost a stand- still the capitalist- and scientists clapped their hands and took off their hats. that fine, gentlemen T' askocf Kelly smiling. "Greatest thing on answered Albert R. Ecley, the president of the Kelly motor company. came from a dozen mouths, and then Mr. Keely started the copper-globe off again with all its fury. It shook the little workshop from cellar to ceiling and rattled the window-pane-'. "I can make the screw of a.steamer make six thousand revolution.-! a minute with this shouted the howl- ing of the globe and the belt-wheel. Mr. Keely stopped the engine again and then made the globe revolve in either direction, ju-t as he pleased. The bottled ?ound in the was just as strong when he .-topped a- when he began, and he said the machine would run on all day with- out charging the '-liberator" again with o, sound from drawing the fiddle-bow over the tuning fork. Those pre.-c-nt H. pre-idcnt of the Key .-tone bridge company and now president of the Electric telegraph company; Dr. Strawbridge, Dr. D. F. William Bockel, F. A. Holmes, colonel J. E. Peyton, M. Richards Muckle, jr., T. C. Smith, of the Westinghouse air brake company; W. W. Perkins, John S. Muckle, L. H. Taylor, jr., Henry Smyzer, P. S. Dooner, Edward A. Green, Charles B. Collier and secretary Schuellerman, of the company, all of this city, and the following from New York city: Albert K. Edey, prc-ident of the Keely motor company; Dr. "Wilfred Hall and 'Dr. Hudson, of the Scientific Arena: Dr. George Evans. E. G. Green, C. K. Button, Dr. C. M. Richmond, W. Lawtv, Augustus Stein ond T. Harper. When the visitors had left 3Ir. Keely told the reporter that by laying little tubes un- der ground connected with this engine, if he built a largo one, lie could run all the machinery in every factory in Philadelphia by simply drawing his once every morning and letting the sound into the cop- per globe.