Miners Journal from Pottsville, Pennsylvania on June 1, 1891 · 1
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fS. I IB f? VOL.. XXXII. NO. 133. POTTS VILXiE, MONDAY, JUNE 1. 1891. ONE CENT GRATES BEDECKED THE SURVIVORS OF THE WAR LOVINC LY REMEMBER THE DEAD. MEMORIAL DAY IN THE OOTJNTY The Day is Observed in a Befitting Manner Homage to the Dead Heroes. A heavy mist trailed over the community during the early hoars of Saturday, and augured wet, disagreeable weather for the observance of Memorial Day. But before the midday hour had come, a burst of glorious sunlight bathed the earth and made the lay all it could be desired. Early in the morning detachments of Oowen Post, Son? of Veterans, Company F and Company H, visited the cemeteries to strew the graves of the dead soldiers. Senior Vice Commander Edward Fisher led a squad and decorated the graves in Charles Baber cemetery. Junior Vije Commander John Pugh, wsisted by members of his squad, placed garlands over the mounds in No. 3 German Oatbolio cemetery. From thence they went o Friends cemetery, Tenth and Schuylkill avenue, and paid similar homage. Tribute was paid to the soldier mounds in Odd Fellows cemetery by Officer of the Day Perry Watts. The Sons of Veterans bedecked the graves in the Citizens' Welsh Baptist, Welsh Congregational and African cemeteries. A squad under Adjutant J. J. Cake per-'ormed a similar office in Trinity Episcopal ind St. Patrick's Catholic cemeteries Nos. 1 tnd 2. Beuben Snyder, Post Senior Vice Com-tander, took a small contingent to the Ger-ran Oatholio cemetery at Yorkville, and aced tokens of sweet remembrance upon de graves of the soldier dead. The services in the Academy of Muaic be-in at ten o'clock. The Third Brigade land played a dirge, after which Adjutant r. J. Cake read the general Memorial orders. Commander Isaac B. Rich followed with n address as follows: Again we have assembled on this onr inual Memorial Day, to do honor to those ho fought that this nation might live. We meet to-day, as a Post, as on preceed- g occasions, with our ranks continually peaking by death. Many of our comrades ho participated with us a year ago in these wntiful ceremonies have during the past ar answered the last roll, and have been ustered out of the army of the living into .e army of the dead. Mounds have added the rapidly increasing number of resting tees of the patriotic dead. As we, on this annual festival of a Na-ju's grateful remembrance of her heroic .,d, pass from cemetery to cemetery, r icing upon the graves our floral tributes, are often apt to linger, as so many familiar mes appear upon the headstones. t is like stepping backward into the past. i remember so many of them as school- ites, and as the csnjjjarjjoBf of Sur 6oy hood -is. 'hey grew op with us to young manhood, i to-day we have decorated the graves of ay who were among that honored band lien of whom Pottsville has always felt a de, (The First Defenders), and many of iom afterward served in other Schuylkill mty regiments, whose battered battle s our Post guards with tenderest care and h a soldier's pride. 'nder those honored emblems fell many ichuylkill county's brave boys. Among d well remembered we might mention the lorni of Major Joseph Gilmore and st on George W. Gowen, both of the rty-Eighth, and that gentleman and brave lier, Major Lewis Martin, of the Ninety-th, with a host of others too numerous to ntion. flfe welcome yon friends and children to s memorial service. We thank you chil-i especially for your kind and patriotic onse to an appeal for flowers. We had ears, however, of being disappointed, for are proud to know that we are living In a n whose patriotic sentiment is of the best order. e have resting in our cemeteries the tains of over 500 of those who belonged to great army who wore the blue, and nks to your patriotism there will soon be 'ted in Garfield square, a monument to memory of Schuylkill county's brave . The principal part of the work is done, the amount of money still needed for its pletion being now so small that the lament Association feels certain of its iy unveiling. can express the sentiment of Gowen Post ay in no bet'er way than by saying, God the patriotic old town of Pottsville. . memorial song by the Novello Glee ib, was the next in order. Post Chaplain Thurlow then offered a short and elo-nt prayer. The Third Brigade Band yed "Nearer My God to Thee," and at 8 point Adjutant Cake read the names of arados who died since last Memorial Day. ey here follow : 'amuel T. Skken, aged sixty six years, n in Lancaster county, Pa. Entered ser. e June 17, 1863, as private in the Twenty mth P. V. M. Discharged July 81, 3, as private. Mustered in G. A. B. mary 17, 1889. Died July 1, 1890. Jeorge J. Hkisleb, aged fifty four years, n in Schuylkill county. Entered service y 1, 1863, as musician Company G, P. V. discharged June 7, 1865, as musician ty-eighth Begiment P. V. Mustered in A. E. June 15, 1885. Died July 16, 1890. . E. Fredericks, born in Newatk, New sey. Entered service March 11, 1864, as dsman on the United States Steamship mbridge. Discharged therefrom March 1865. Re-instated in G. A. B. February 1887. Died September 19, 1890. hilip NiGLE, aged fifty years, born in egrove, Schuylkill County, Pa. Entered . ice April 16, 1861, second lieutenant, mpanyH, twenty-fifth P. V. Discharged, y 8, 1862, as Captain Company G, Forty-th P. V. Mustered In G. A. B. November 1886. Died March 5, 1891. 'harles Walkee, aged seventy seven ts, born in England, Entered service gust 15, 1861, as a private Company C, ty-eighth P. V. Discharged February 1863, as private Company C, Forty-eight V. Mustered in G. A. B. August 16, 8. Died March 23, 1891. saao Martin, aged sixty-seven years, n in Northumberland county, Pa. Entered nee Jane 17, 1863, as private in Company Twenty-seventh P. V M. Dischaiged 7 81, 1868. as private Twenty-seventh P. M. MuBtered in G. A. B , August 18, - Died April 7, 1891. fter the song, "Cover Them Over With itiful Flowers," by the Novello Club, Post's regular ritual was rendered, in which Comrades S. A. Thurlow, H. Boyer, Beuben Snyder, D. W. Bland and A. W. Schalck participated. The Novello Glee Club next rendered "Comrades in Arms" in excellent style. After the oration the audience and Post united in singing "America," the Third Brigade Band accompanying. Bev. Dr. Jacob Belville then pronounced the benediction and sorvioes closed with the singing of the doxology. At the conclusion of the beautiful ritual of the Grand Army, Bev. James F. Powers, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, then began a powerful and patriotio oration. The remarks of the orator were frequently interrupted with applause. MINEBSVILLE. The day at Minersville was observed by a general celebration. Business was suspended throughout the town and the fronts of many houses were decorated in national colors. The parade was marshaled by Capt. James Levan. His aids were Frank Bender, Jr., and Bobert Quandel, Services were conducted in Mountaineer Hall. P. M. Dunn, Esq., of that town, delivered an able oration. SHENANDOAH. The largest parade held in any part of the county, took place at Shenandoah. Fied. Hopkins was chief marshal. The Grand Army and many other societies participated. The town was handsomely decorated and business for the moat part of the day was suspended. ST. CLAIR. Appropriate homage was paid over the graves of St. Clair's dead heroes. The services were held in the Armory. The parade was large. George J. Wadlinger, Esq , delivered tho oration. TOWER CITY. The memorial exercises were conducted in the grove after the parade, which was one of the largest that ever took idace in that town. Chief Marshal John Messner gave the order to march at ten o'clock. The orator was Bev. Morley. PINEGROVE, The demonstrations on Memorial Day were under the direction of Wolf Post, No. 203, G. A. B. The parade was a fine turnout. Bev. J. B. Hensyl delivered the oration. OBWIGSBUBQ. This patriotic town, honored the day with its sacred memories, in a very befitting man ner. Marshal Bichard Yeager, passed the word at 10 o'clock and the parade moved through the principal thoroughfares. TREMONT. The members of William's Post, deferred the parade until two o'clock in the after. noon. The exercises were held in the lie- formed cemetery. The oration was deli vered by Bev. H. B. Cassavant. TAMAQUA. Tamaqua paid tribute to her dead heroes by a parade and holding memorial exercises at the soldiers' circle in Odd Fallows' cemetery. The orator was Bev. W. H. Wheeler, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Double-day Post, No. 189, G. A. B., had charge oi the day's celebration. SCHUYLKILL 3IAVEN. Jere Helms Post No. 86 and other visiting societies, marshaled by don. S. A. Loach, paraded the town, celebrating the day in a proper manner. Company F, under Captain E. D. Smith, participated. The orator was Alphonsus Ferrini, a promising law student in the office of W. J. Whitehouse, Esq. i'KACKVILLE. HARRISON'S SPEECH Board of Trade Meeting Personal Mention, Bpeclal to the Miners' Journal. Fkackvillk, May 31. A strawberry festival will be held in Burk's Hall on the second and third inst. nnder the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Miss Bertha Beard spent to day at Pottsville. Irvin Hepler is visiting his parents at Ashland. Miss Nellie Bertram is visiting friends at Beading. High School commencement was held here last evening. James Jamison, of Gilberton, visited the family of Alex Scott to-day. Junior Hepworth League held its monthly meeting yesterday afternoon. Miss Garaway, of Gilberton, was the guest of Miss Carrie Freidley.yesterday. The Board of Trade meets on Friday night at T. M. Beed's clothing store. The P. O. S. of A. cleared sixty dollars on two performances of the Dutch Eecruit presented Thursday and Friday night. LOCAL BASE BALL. Games Played Saturday by Our Home Clubs. The Ivy Leaf went to Mahanoy City Saturday and I played that town's best aggregation in a morning and afternoon game. The morning game was 3 to 1 in favor of the Ivy Leaf and the afternoon contest went to the Pottsville boys by a soore of 4 to 1. Fox and Cavanaugh officiated for the visitors. The game of ball between the West End Grays and Y. M. C. A. club, was won by the latter by a score of 18 to 9. Minersville and New Boston, played on the formei'a ground, and the reB0.lt was 4 to 2 in favor of Minersville. AT GKMJUAL UK A I'M TOMB. fhe Features of the Decoration Day Exercises in New York. New York, May 81. Decoration Day was celebrated by all old soldiers and old soldiers' friends as it has been celebrated from the first. No military organization in the city neglected to participate in the parade. The deeds of the heroes of three wars were comemorated by the friends, comrades or children who survive them. The Grand Army had 46 posts in line, under the command of Grand Marshal George Chappel. The nsual contingent of regulars and any number of military and slmi-mllitary societies helped to swell the great column. The feature of the day was its exercises at the tomb of General Grant. The orator of the occasion was the Hon. John S. Wise. All Prostrated With the Grip. Halifax, N. S., May 81. Telegraph advices from St. Paul's Island, a settlement half way between Cape Breten and Newfoundland states that every mttn, woman and child on the island with the exception of two men are prostrated with a disease resembling tha grip, and are sorely in need of assistance. The government has dispatched a tug with phyai-cians and supplies. Instantly Killed. William James, of Mahanoy City, was instantly killed at Elmwood colliery, Friday evening, by being drawn aronnd a shaft. He was a slate picker. THE PRESIDENT AT PHILADELPHIA ON MEMORIAL DAY. WELCOMED BT MA. YOB BTTJABT Takes Fart as a Comrade in (he Exercises of George S. Meade Fost, No. 1. Philadelphia, May 31. President Har rison reached here yesterday at 11 a. m. He was accompanied by Secretaries Tracy, Proctor, Wanamaker, United Slates Marshal Bamsdell and Private Secretary Hal-ford. He was escorted by a committee of George G. Meade Post, No. 1, G. A. B , to Independence Hall, where he was welcomed by Mayor Stuart and held a reception. He spoke here as follows: "I esteem it a great pleasure, to stand in this historic edifice in this historic city to take part to-day, as a com. ado of the Grand Army of the Bepublic, in those most instructive and interesting exercises which have been institute'! to keep alive in our hearts the memories of patriotic devotion and sacrifice. It is eminently appropriate that we should stand for a little time, before we go to the graves of our dead, in this edifice where the foundation declarations of inde-penden ce and of civil government were made and put into that course of development which has brought our nation to its present great position of prosperity and of influence among the nationB of the earth." After lunch he was escorted to Laurel Hill cemetery where at the grave of General Meade which he decorated and made the following speech : "Mr. Commander, Comrades of the Grand Army of the Bepublic, and Fellow Citizens : Neither my strength nor my voice is adequate to any extended speech to-day. I come to you to take part as a comrade in the interesting exercises of this memorable day. It gives me special pleasure to combine that common tribute, which I have been glad to pay, ever since the day was instituted to the dead of all our armies with an especial mark of reverence and honor to that great soldier who won Gettysburg, and whose name is borne by the Post whose guest I am to-day. "It is impossible to separate some impres sions of sadness from these exercises.for they bring to mind comrades who have gooe. How vividly is brought to ns to-day the memory of many battle scenes! That memory is not of the impe uous rush of the contest, but of that hour of sadness which followed victory, when came the duty of gathering from the fie'd the bodies of those who had given the last pledge of loyalty and patriotism. "There opens up before my vision to-day more than one yawning trench Into which we gathered the dead of the old brigade and laid them touching elbows in the same order in which their regiments had stood in battle. We left them and marched on, giving only such temporary protection to their honored dust as the haste with which we were called ahead would allow. But we rejoice to-day that the Government has gathered from scattered fields the bodies of those comrades and laid them in places made beantiful and sacred. I cannot but feel, despite all these memories, that if these comrades would speak to us to-day they wonld say, "Put the old flag to the top of the shaft." "I have recently returned from 'an extended journey through the States. Nothing so impressed and refreshed me as the universal display of this banner of beauty and glory. It was in the hands of the children. It was on the school houses. Not infrequently as we journeyed over the sandy plains where was little that was beautiful, some child, some woman, or some man would step to the door of an humble dwelling and wave the starry banner as we sped by. "Two years ago this day I was going out of the harbor of Newport, at midnight of a very dark night. The olli rs of the torpedo station had planned a most beautiful surprise. Our flag was at the top of the mast on the Government building, darkness obscured it and every object upon shore. Suddenly two electric search lights wore turned upon the banner. All else was shrouded. The staff itself was hidden in the darkness. The flag stood out alone in the brilliant light. It seemed to have no touch with earth. It was hang out as from the very battlements of heaven. Like Constantino's Cross to him, that flag was to us as if heaven was speaking. It was as if heaven spoke of human liberty and human equality, those almighty principles which God has set for ns. "Let ns take a new draught of courage and make new vows of consecration in the South as well as in the North. For, my countrymen, it was not because it was not inconvenient to let those States go, nor that it spoiled the antonomy of the country, bnt because it was unlawful. All this sacrifice was for law, and to bring these misguided men to allegiance to it Never let us forget that we are not good citizens, not good patriots, if we do not give it our loyal obedience and insist that all other men shall also. "There could be o more mischievous suggests a than we, the Boldiers of the war, desire .o lay any yoke upon those who fought against ns, excepting the yoke of the law. We cannot ask less than that in all their relations they shall observe the law and that they shall yield the same to every other man. "Thanking yon for the privilege of par? ticipating with you to day, I give you a comrade's best wishes and a comrade's goodbye." Subsequently the President and party were dined by ex-Mayor Fitler at the Union League, where a reception was held. At 7.20 p. M. the President started for Washington. Tampering 'Willi the Malls. Boston, May 31. The Herald will print to-morrow morning a special from Antrim, N. H., which says: Henry A. Harlem, a partner of ex Governor Good ell has been accused of tampering with the mails. Harlan has for years been ex-Governor Good ell's right hand man in the Goodell's Co 's cutlery factory here. A rivet manufacturer says Harlan has opened his mail. Freight Trains Collide. Luray, Vs., May SI. Two freight trains were wrecked at Jerrymy's Bnn this morning. James F. Strickler was killed and John Beese, a brakeman, of Harrisburg, it is believed, was fatally injured. Opened Yesterday. New York, May 31. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was opened for the first time on Sunday to-day. The new privilege seemed to be appreciated by the large crowd that attended. 8HENAND0AH. Memorial Day Observances Trie Parade Very Large. Speoial to the Miners' Journal. Shenandoah, May 81. Thomas Grant, of Soranton, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Jane Grant. Tom la always a welcome visitor to this town. The graduating class were handsomely entertained on Friday night by Mr. and Mrs. John A. Beilly. Deputy District Attorney Shay spent part of Saturday at Ashland and part at Shenandoah on legal business. Two young men were arrested and locked np by Chief of Police Amour. They offered a lot of stolon jewelry for sale. It is rumored that Wm. Neiswinter will take charge of Joseph Bickert's restaurant and that the latter is going to Pottsville. Shenandoah can now boast of the best paid police she ever had. Offenders are scarce now and keep a wide range of them. The Lehigh Valley Ballroad Is doing an immense Western business Just now. P. J. has two good assistants, Qainn and Curtin. The Grant Band picnic at the park on Saturday was well patronized, bnt it seems to me that Decoration Day is not the proper day for it. Mr. and Mrs. Yedinsky have returned from their wedding trip. They will go to housekeeping in their nicely furnished honse on South Jardin street B. J. Yost, H. a Boyer and Max Beese, left this morning for East Mahanoy Junction or Lakeside Park. They expect to return with Borne fine black bass. The miscreants who exploded some dynamite during Friday night, which was heard nearly all over town, will likely be arrested as the police are on their tracks. The parade of .the Grand Army on Saturday was the largest here for a good many years. A great many of the business houses were closed during the parade and this town was handsomely decorated. Chief Amour had the next largest bouquet in the procession. The orator of the day was S. G. M. H oi lope ter, Esq , who is an able and eloquent speaker. The orator in his remarks said that we are living in extraordinary times. That these years of peaceful prosperity in which we are quietly developing a great and powerfnl continent, are the powerful pivot upon whioh is turning the 'nation's future. That the destinies of mankind for centuries to oome can be seriously affected and determined by the men of this generation in the United States. Public Sohools Closed Decoration Day Quietly Observed. Speoial to tbe Miners Journal. Cressona, May 31. The funeral of Miss Sallie Fromknecht took plaoe from the residence of her grandfather and was largely attended. Services were held In the Evangelical Church, Bev. Miller officiating, and interment was made in Cressona cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of Christ Fromknecht. The public sohool closed on May 25. Decoration Dy was kept as a holiday in the morning. Mrs. William Beinhard and H. B. Christian are able to be about. Mrs. Berger is making improvements on her property on Chestnut street. U. S. Darkest expects to sell out his barber shop on account of ill health. David Kiehner sold his lots at private sale and C. W. Budigor was the purchaser. William Zechman, of slahanoy City, is visiting his parentis Mr and Mrs. John Zechman. Miss Clara Widorhold died on Decoration Day. She is a daughter of Henry Wider-hold, on Ballroad street Captain S. Hower, of Lebanon; William Gray, of Williamsport, and Frank Burton, of Pbwnixville, spent Decoration Day in town. HAS MB. MITCHELL RESIGNED? A Well-Grounded Rumor That the Commissioner of Patents la Tired of Office. Washington, May 81. There is what seems a well-grounded rumor afloat to the effect that Charles E. Mitchell, Commissioner of Patents, has tendered his resignation of the office to the President to take effect June 30. Mr. Mitchell will not affirm or deny thf rumor. The cause of the resignation is said M be the desire of Mr. Mitchell to resum his practice of patent law, in which h was very successful. The most cordial relations exist between the President, commissioner and the officers of tho Interior Department "ALL ESCAPED." No Americans Killed In the Recent Rlotl at Shanghai. Cincinnati, May 81. Bev. A. McLean, corresponding secretary of the Foreign Christian Mission Society, has received s cablegram that brought quiet to manj anxious persons. It came from Rev. E. T. Williams, formerly pastor of the Central Christian Church, and of the safety of whose family in the recent pillaging of the Christian Missions at Nanking bj the anti-foreign mob, there were gravs doubts. It is dated at Shanghai, and slmplj says "All escaped." The "all" iB sup posed to mean all Americans and th message is a joyful one. ARGENTINE'S FINANCIAL TROUBLES, Gold Takes Another Jump and the Situation Becomes More Serious. Buenos Atres, May 81. Gold has experienced another marked advance lr price, closing yesterday at 321. At th closing hour the Bourse was greatly excited, and the financial situation is such that a number of failures are feared. The statement made to Congress bj Senor Zapati, the Minister of the Interior, to the effect that the recent revolt In th province of Cordoba was part of a general plot to convulse the BepuDlio has caused a very uneasy feeling. Dr. Brlgira Leaves for Europe. New York, May 81. Among the passengers on the steamer Umbria, which sailed for Liverpool, were Dr. Charles A, Briggs and his daughter. He will spend most of the summer at Oxford. In an interview with a reporter he said: "I am not surprised at the vote of the General Assembly at Detroit, or even by the siza of the majority. The vote is not against me. It is against the seminary." Sent to Jail Officer Musket arrested Joseph Golon, an Hungarian, for indecent exposure on Sonth Centre street Saturday afternoon, and put him in jail in default of bail. John Mo Manes was arrested yesterday morning and sent to jail by Squire Hill for disorderly conduct CANADA'S SORROW UNIVERSAL CRIEF FOR 8IR JOHN MaeDONALD. HIS ILLNESS WAS A 8UBPBI8E The Question as to Who Will Succeed to tbe Premiership If Death Takes Him. Ottawa, Ont., May 81. The sudden an nouncement of the critical illness of Sir John MacDonald was received almost as a shock throughout the entire Dominion, from the fact that the news of a few days ago announcing his condition was so strongly denied by later dispatches. Why the doctors were so persistent In keeping his real condition from the public until it was known that he could live but a Bhort time longer is not known. Not only was the general public misled in the belief that the Premier's illness was only due to a slight cold, but even the Queen and officials in London were not appraised of the truth until after hla case was known to the hopeless. Messages then commenced coming in from all parts of the country asking for information from the sick room. None of these were answered except from the bulletins issued by the doctors to the publio, except private messages to the Queen and Home Secretary. Ottawa, Ont., May 81. Sir John Mao-Donald's condition is practically unchanged sinoe last evening except that his vital powers seem to be gradually weakening. Touching references to the dying Premier were made in all the churches, both Catholic and Protestant, this morning. The Hon. David Mills, M. P., a promi nent Liberal, and an authority on constitutional law, gives it as his opinion that on the event of Sir John's death the Cabinet Ministers would not have to resign, nor appeal to the people before accepting office under a new chief. He said the law was still in force that allows a Minister to resume office within thirty days after his resignation withont re-election. He sent cablegrams of Inquiry coupled with regret at the Premier's condition. A orisis in political circles is imminent. The Cabinet sat six hours yesterday, but as if by arrangement, the lip) of all the ministers are sealed as to what was done at the meeting. Sir Hector Longiven as Senior Privy Councillor will, in the event of Sir John's demise, be summoned by the Governor General to assume charge of public affairs but in view of the fact that grave oharges of malfeasance in office there at present hang over the head of the ministers of publio works, he will naturally decline, leaving the question of leadership between Sir John Thompson and Sir Charles Tupper, tho Canadian High Commissioner in England. The government has already held an informal conference with the Minister of Justice, bnt the Indications are that a large wing of the Conservative party will Insist upon the selection of Sir Charles Tupper as the next Premier. Sir John Thompson being a Boman Catholic, a caucus of the party will be held at an early date. Parliament to-morrow will be asked to adjourn probably for three weeks. The general feeling is to the effect that Sir Charles Topper's antagonism to the Grand Trunk Bail way will prove a serious obstacle to his successful administration of office, sketch ot mm Career. Sir John Macdonald was born in Suth-erlandshire, Scotland, January 11, 1815. He was brought to Canada in 1820, when his father, Hugh Macdonald, settled in Kingston, Ont. He was educated at Kingston, and when 16 years old began to study law. ' He was admitted to the bar in 1835, and in 1836 became counsel, and achieved distinction by his defense f Schultz, who made a raid into Canada in 1836. Macdonald entered public life In 1844, as the representative of the city of Kingston in the House of Assembly and continued to sit for this constituency until the Union of 1878 when he was defeated. Several other constituencies then elected him and he sat for Lennox County. In May 1847, he was first appointed to office, becoming Receiver-General and subsequently Commissioner of Crown lands. Early in 1848 the government was defeated, and Macdonald remained in opposition until 1854. In September, 1854, the government was defeated on the question of secularization of the clergy reserves, and he entered the coalition cabinet which was formed, becoming attorney-general, and under his advice the clergy reserves were secularized on what was considered a fair basis. In 1856, on the death of Sir Allan Mc-Nab, Macdonald became the leader of the Conservatives, which position he has held ever since, exercising great influence on Canadian history. In 1858 the Macdonald ministry was defeated on the question of the location of the seat of government, but the new ministry was defeated on the first day in the House of Assembly and Macdonald again resumed power, retaining his position until 1863, when he was defeated on the Militia bill. He remained in opposi tion for two years, when he was again called upon to form a Cabinet. In 1864 Macdonald and his associates succeeded in convincing the people that a confederation of all the British North American provinces was desirable. In bringing about the confederation Macdonald was an active factor and it may be claimed that he was the creator of the Dominion of Canada. Tbe new constitution went into force July 1, 1867. Macdonald was sworn in as a privy counsellor and appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney-General. In recognition of bis services he was created a Knight Commander of the Bath by Queen Victoria and in 1884 he received the grand cross of the same order. He remained Prime Minister until 1873 when he was defeated on what was known as the Canadian Pacific scandal. He remained iu opposition until 1878 when his party were successful in the tariff issue and he resumed his office pledged to protection. In 1882 and again iu 1887 ho curried the country. His success at the recent Dominion elections is known. Sir John was one of the Alabama Claims Commissioners, and for his success on that Commission was made a Privy Councellor of Great Britain. He married twice. His first wife, Isabella, daughter of Alexander Clark, of Delna-vert, Scotland, died in 1856. His second wife wrs Susan Agnes, daughter of T. J. Barnard, a member of the Privy Council of the Island of Jamaica. A Cardinal Dead.; Bomb, May 31. Cardinal Alimonda, Archbishop of Turin, is dead. He was born in 1818 and was created a Cardinal in 1879, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. The Brawns Batting; Hade It Three Straight Yesterday. St. Louis, May 31. The Browns made it three straight by winning to-day's game. The Athletics secured two singles and a home inn off MoGill in the sixth. Three runs were soored, after which Stivetts was substituted. The Browns batting, Egan's and Mulvey's work at second and third respectively, were the features. Attendance, 9,000. Score : St. Louis. 1 000200006 Athletic.. 0 000030003 Base hits St. Louis, 19; Athletic, e. Errors St. Louis, 2; Athletic, S. Batteries McOIll, Stivetts and Boyle; Weyhlng and Cross. At Loulsvllle- Loulsvtlle 3 0010310 x 8 Washington...- 1 0. 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 6 Basehits-Loulsvllle, 8; Washington. 11. Errors Louisville, 6; Washington, 4. Batteries Ehret and Cook; Bakley and Snyder. At Columbus-Columbus .......3 2030100 08 Boston 3 0001001 0 6 Base hits Columbus, 10; Boston, 5. Errors Columbus, 6; Boston, 4. Batteries-Knell and Dawse, O'Brien and Farrell. Cincinnati, May 31. The contemplated game between the Baltimore and Cincinnati was not attempted to day, because It was known the police would stop it if begun. Saturday's Gaines. NATIONAL MOBNINO. Philadelphia, 4; Chicago, 3. Pittsburg, 7; Brooklyn, 1. Boston, 7; Cincinnati, 2. New York, 8; Cleveland, 0. AFTEBNOOON. Chicago, IS; Philadelphia, 7. New York, 6; Cleveland, 8 (ten Innings. Boston, 6; Cincinnati, 2. Brooklyn, 5; Pittsburg, 0. ASSOCIATION MOBNINQ. St. Louis, 17; Athletic, 2. , Columbus, 6; Boston, 4. Baltimore, 9; Cincinnati, 2. Louis rile, game prevented. AFTERNOON. St. Louis, 15; Athletic, 3. Columbus, 6; Boston, 1. Cincinnati, 8; Baltimore, 2. Washington, 7; Louisville, 4. DRAMA AT ST. CLAIK. Royal Luke Presented by Home Talent a BiK Snooeas. The military drama "Boyal Luke," which was written by 0. G. Fame, of St. Clair, was produced at Walker's Hall, St. Clair, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The affair was presented by Camp 75, P. O. S. of A. The scenes and incidents of the drama are founded on actual occurrences of the late war. The part of Luke Norton, the scout, was taken by W. S. Thomas who scored a success. John W. Beese took the oharacter of Lou Wallace in great style. Wash Orme as a guerrilla was a perfect success. Miss Amy Thome as Mollie Norton showed the abilities of a born actress. W. H. Price, John D. Thomas and Jacob DeLong made up a trio of jovial characters that added greatly to the play. Charles J. Fame as a Confederate General, sized up to the occasion as the ideal military officer and it wonld be dimanlt to improve upon his acting. Fred. H. Fame was simply immense In the role of General Sheridan. Tne other characters were admirably taken and the piece throughout met with universal favor. The tableaux were pretty and effective. Miss Clara Hirst, as the goddess of liberty, looked divine. Miss Bar-tara Deck, as goddess of justice, and Miss Jennie Jones, as the goddess of hope, were beautiful to behold. The music was furnished by Wagner's orchestra. The drama was produced to raise funds for the big time that Camp 75 expect to have at St. Clair in September. They can well feel proud over the success of the play. A POI'TWILLE ISVJ28TIOJT. Joseph Bolt's Ballroad Gate an Assured Snoot ss. Joseph Bolt, of this city, the inventor of the aulomatic railway gate and signal arrived in Pottsville Saturday from Elizabeth, N. J., where he has been for the last three weeks putting up his patent on the Central Bailroad of New Jersey. Tbe invention is attracting the railroad companies of the country, and is meeting with popular favor, Mr. Bolt Is associated with J. H. Williams and J. W. Moyer, of this borough, and they hold a controlling share of the stock. The stock has baen selling rapidly and the enterprise is bound to8ucoeed. A New York syndicate has just purchased a block of the stock and sufficient has been sold to enable the company to commence manufacturing on an enlarged scale. The material is now being manufactured by Moore Bros., at Elizabeth, N. J , and the company has opened an office at No. 60 Broadway, N. Y. Mr, Bolt returns to Elisabeth to-day. Grand Army Men Attacked. Cincinnati, May 31. A Commercial Gazette Ownesboro, Ey., special says: A riot occurred yesterday at Whitesville on the occasion of Deoo ration Day exercises by the Bemus Seven Whittenhill Grand Army Post at the cemetery. One hundred Grand Army men were proceeding with the exercises when a gang of roughs from Taylorfleld came in, dragged the speaker from the stand, tore the floral emblem to pieces and dispersed the assembly. The veterans went to Whites-ville to take the train and here the roughs renewed their attack, cutting men seriously. Citizens hurried to the rescue and a battle ensued. Bnrrell Taylor, the leader of the roughs, was stabbed in the side and back and carried away dying. Wildy Smith was stabbed in the abdomen. The roughs got the worst of it and retreated. The people of the town armed themselves and sent a posse after them. Whitesville is five miles from here and is not a telegraph station. There was no political significance in the attack. Johnstown's Sad Day. Johnstown, May 31. To-day being the second anniversary of the Johnstown flood, the people of this city were left alone with their mourning, the several thousand visitors of yesterday having departed. Hundreds spent the entire day in Grand View cemetery beside the graves of their dead, which had been strewn with flowers. At four o'clock the fatal hour approached when two years ago the wave swept away the city. The Mayor arose and announced the moment, and hundreds of the mourners engaged in silent prayer. A magnificent oolumn of dowers, sent by sympathizing strangers, was placed in the centre of the plot containing the 800 graves of unknown dead. Mr. Blaine's Condition. New Yobk, May 31. It was reported today at the honse of Mr. Damrosch that Mr. Blaine continues slowly to improve in health, but had not fully decided at what time tomorrow he will go to Bar Harbor. ,, ABOUND THE COUNTY NEWS FROM NEARBY TOWNS THAT WILL INTEREST YOU. DEATH OF WILLIAM ZEEBBY The Cressona Races An Interesting-Program-A Pottsville Invention Ivy Leaf Win. The races at Bonnet's Park, Cressona, on Saturday was witnessed by a large attendance. The trains brought contingents from the neighboring towns and the best of order prevailed. The dancing pavillion was crowded during the afternoon and pleasures of the dance added to the day's attractions. Watts' orchestra, of Minersville, furnished the music At three o'clock the races opened by a half mile running race. The judges were John J. Toole, David Whitehouse and Jacob S. Kline. The horses in the half mile' dash were Maud G, of Beading, Bennett's Whip-stock, and Pringle, of Philadelphia. MaudG 2 3 x Whipstock .........1 2 1 Pringle 8 1 2 Time, 56, 55 and 55 seconds. The following horses then entered for a trotting race: Boyal Dick, Daniel Boyer, owner and driver: Bennett's Tony B, driven by John Brain; Alpine Patchen, John Toole, owner and driver, Boyal Dick , 1 1 i Tony B 3 3 3 Alpine Patchen .2 2 2 Time, 2.58, 2.56 and 2.54. The next on the programme was a half-mile running race by Tom Brcnnan's "Spotty" and Joe Woll's bay mare. The horses ran two heats. Woll's mare was the favorite in the betting, but "Spotty" beat her easily. An exhibition trot of one mile by Nich tor's Nellie T., to road wagon with running mate, was made in 2.31. Mr. Niohter drove the mare. Whipstock, Pringle and Maud G. after the races were shipped to Allentown. DEATH OF WILLIAM ZEKBEY, One of Pottsvllle'a Oldest Citizens Passes Away. William M. Zerbey, an old resident of Pottsville, died of an affeotion of the heart of two years standing, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Zerbey was a shade and blind manufacturer, and was well known to the community for his sturdy honesty in all things and for the plain unassuming manners that marked his oourse through life. He was born in January, 1824, in Panther Valley, near Cressona, and came to Pottsville in 1843, where he has continued to reside. He was a member of the Girard Lodge, I. O. of O. F. and was for twenty-five years Treasurer of that organisation. His widow,, five sons, John F. Zerbey, cashier of the Government National Bank; Heber S. Zerbey, who succeeded his father in business; J. H. Zerbey, editor of the Bepublican; B. A. Zerbey, business manager of the Bepublican; F. E. Zerbey, division mining engineer of the L. V. Coal Company; and three daughters, Mrs. 0. D. Elliott, Mrs. Frank Harper and Miss Fannie Zerbey, survive him. Terribly Bitten By a Dor. Thomas Nolan, a oolored hostler at Quinn'a sale stables at Palo Alto, had a foot badly mangled by a bull dog yesterday morning. The dog bolonged to the stables and was fighting with another canine when Tom attempted to stop the fight. Tom's feet were clad in rubber shoes and the Quinn pnrp seized one of them. Before the dog could be removed the foot was terribly crushed by the fangs of the animal. Dr. Bland was called and is treating the injury. Serious results sre feared. The dog will be shot Death of Hush McGettlgan. Hugh McGettigan, of Silver Creek, father of Bev. Father McGettigan, of St. Patrick's Church, died yesterday morning. He was a resident of Silver Creek for more than forty years and was held in the highest respect. His funeral takes place Wednesday morning. The remains will be buried at New Philadelphia. A Saturday Fire. A quantity of straw and excelsior became ignited through spontaneous combustion in the cellar of Wingert's pharmacy, shortly after five o'clock Saturday evening. It was discovered in its incepiency and easily subdued. The most damage was done by water poured into the cellar by the fire department, Tbe Charleston. Washington, May 81. No dispatches were received by the Navy Department officials from the Charleston, which arrived at Callao last Wednesday. The supposition is that Bbe is at port and will go south to meet the squadron. PEKSOJf AL. John Manwaring, Jr.. and wife of Wilkes-Barre, were here last evoning. Harry L. Fry, of Cressona, passed through the county seat on his way home last evening. Hon. Charles Matten, will spend the week following the streams of West Penn, with rod and line. George J. Wadlinger, Esq., will leave this afternoon lor a quiet week off to some rural district. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Walbridge arrived here last evening on their return from a wedding tour. Michael McGnrl, of Minersville, was royally entertained by the Americns Club, Saturday evening. William Hinterleitner, bookkeeper of the Yuengling Brewing Company, of New York, is visiting his father, Bev. G. A. Hinter-loitner, of this city. Mr and Mrs. William Jones, of Willams-port are paying a friendly visit to Tamaqua and Minersville friends. Mr. Jones has been Mayor and Treasurer of the saw dust city, at present he holds an Aldermanlc otUoe. Frank M. Cody, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, paid a brief visit heie Saturday. He expressed admiration for Pottsville's picturesque surroundings, and said he knew of not another place possessing more attractions for a summer resort. Kndll 01a lonn. Wkatheb Fobecast. For Eastern Pennsylvania, generally fair; slightly warmer, except stationary temperature on the coast, southerly winds. The thermometer at the Mums' Jocxxal offloa registered 60 decrees abors sera at S o'clock this morning- Clear,

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