Miners Journal from Pottsville, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1898 · 1
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, August 2, 1898
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MM the Mews ... .,liiti''-illllllir,'?iltlil 1r 3 ourna VOL. XLII.--X0. 182. POTTSVILLE, PA.: TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2. 1898. PEICE, ONE CENT ADVEIRTISE1 BUSINESS MEN SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INCREASED CIRCULATION THE WAR NEWS IS GIVING THE JOURNAL ADVEIRTI: GREAT SHOE SALE Another of those shoe occasions possible oaly at D., P. & g-s where the finest, fashionable foot wear coits less, far less, than ordinary kinds. The record of the selling in this active department will be memorable among the weeks to come and the sole reason is the fact that we will sell at prices, in many cases half the ordinary, choice, new goods of undoubted excellene. Men's $3.00 Russia Kid Shoes reduced to $2.27 a pair. M .mi's OD Vesting Top Russia Kid Shoes reduced to $2.27 & pair. Men's $3.00 Willow Calf Shoes reduced to $2.27 a pair. Men's Russia Let ther Laced and Congress, worth $2.00; reduced to $1.69 a pair. Boys' $1.98 Russia Leather Shoes reduced to $1.50 a pair. Boys' $1.25Russiaand Brown Kid Shoes reduced to 98c. a pair. Ladies' Fine Tan Kid Button ind Laced Shoes reduced from 4P.00 to $2.50 a pair. . Ladies' Fine Tan Kid Laced Shoes reduced from $2.50 to $1.98 a pair. Misses'$1.50Colored Kid Button and Laced Shoes reduced to $1.25 a pair. Misses' $1.25 Colored Kid Button an.l Lace reduced to OSc. a pah-. Little Gents' $1.25 Colored Tici Kid Laced Shoes reduced to 98c. a pair Little Gents' 98c. Colored Laced Shoes reduced to 75c. a pr. Children's 75c. Fancy Top Kid, button and Liced, sizes 5 to 8, reduced to 49c.a pair. Infants' Fancy Top Kid, button and laced, sizes 1 to 5, reduced to 39c. a pair. This column does not tell one-hundreth part of the saving chances. No matter what you may want it is sure to pay you handsomely to look here for it. Now is the time to turn manufacturer's loss to your profit. Investigate what the bargain tables offer through the Big Store. You'll be surprised. Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, O. Qso. Ulllsr, Mgr. PMirlWt,' VT7 mm FORJAORE TROOPS Situation in the Philippines Causes Anxiety. THREATEfilNG AHITUQE OF THE INSURGENTS Aguinaldo's Forces Have Moved up on all Sides of Manila and Appear to be Menacing: both the Americans and Spaniards Merritt Informed the De partment That He Was About to Unite With Dewey in a Joint Demand for the Surrender of Manila. Special to the Journal. Washington, Aug. 1. Secretary Alger received a cable despatch from Merritt to-day expressing keen anxiety on ae count of the situation in the Philippines and asking, it was said, for at least 50,000 troops including the 22,000 now unde him. The cause of the concern exist principally in the threatening attitude of the insurgents under Aguinaldo who have moved up on all sides of Manila and appear to be threatening both the Spanish and American forces. Alger, however, denied to reporters that Merritt had asked for more troops, but Merritt is known to have expressed doubt of his ability to cope with the emergency with out an increase cf troops. Secretaries Alger and Long held a long conference with the President on the sub jeet to-day, but refused to say what had been decided. It was learned on official authority that Merritt informed the de p:;rtment that he was about to unite with Dewey in a joint demand for a surrender ol Manila in order to forestall any decid ed action by AguiDaldo. This action may cause Aguinaldo to take a most des perate step. What action will be taken in regard to sending a larger force is a matter of great uncertainty involving the question of the disposition of the Philippines. At the end of the war it will be necessary to maintain for u time an army of at least 59,o00 there if the islands are retained. FIRE IN A CHURCH YARD. Earn in Charles Baber Cemetery Totally Destroyed Last Night. The clang of fire engine bells in a church yard near the hour when graves are supposed to yawn ana spirits walk abroad, was hoard last night in Pottsville for the first time in her history. The big barn in the hollow behind the Chapel of the Kessurrection in the Charles Baber cemetery was discovered to be on fire about ten minutes to II o clock An alarm was quickly sent in from Box 41 and the shop whistle was sounded. The West End, Humane, Phoenix and Good Intent companies responded. The fire had gained such headway that the fire department was unable to save any portion of the structure and it was completely destroyed. The barn used by Jacob Speacht and contained about five tons of hay. The loss was about $300. The fire caused great excitement as it was supposea by many that the handsome chapel was burning. Over a thousand people ruslied to the scene. The origin of the fire is unknown. After this lira had burned out, and while theloepartment was returning home it was discovered that a packing box in the rear of the Mountain City building was on fire. The Good Intent put on a stream and quickly extinguished this little blaze. It is believed that this was the work of an incendiary. How to Cure All Skis Diseases. Simply apply "Swayne's Ointment." No internal medicine required. Cnres tetter, eczema, itch, all eruptions on the face, hinds, nose, &c, leaving the skin clear, white and healthy. Its great healing and curative powers are possessed by no other remedy. Ask your druggist for Swayne's Ointment. Avoid substitutes. REJfl MOVE FOE Pffi MUST GOME FROM - SPAIH Ladies' Russets, lace and button, vest-ins top shoes 2.25; now ?1.4S. 27, tf. HELLER Ss CO., 9 South Centre street. Reduced from $1.50 to 50c; and those for boys 15c. Summer shirts, the soft kind, 4Sc; two collars with some of them; they wash. BI :CYCIjB8 ! Few left; all high-grades; but sold regardless of cost. No tin about these; they will stand the test. Exchanging and repairing. Chainless wheel for sale cheap. Come and try it. B. CEUTRE ST, Next to Boyer's Old Stand. Many Officials Doubt That Peace Will Come as the Result of the Consideration of the Note Sent Through Cambon. Special to the Journal. Washington, Aug. 1. The President and Cabinet have had a comparatively great day. Outside of a conference on the situation at Manila there was little of moment to consider, for the next move in the peace negotiations must oome from Spain. There still exists a difference of opinion among leading officials as to whether peace will come as a result of the consideration at Madrid of the note submitted through Cambon. Cambon's statement to the President and Secretary Day, however, have undoubt ediy tended to encourage the belief that Spain is sincerely anxious to arrange peace without delay. Cambon, while not invested with any plenipotentiary powers, fully understands the position of the Spanish Ministry. BROOKE AT PONCE. A Part of His Expedition is With Him and the Remainder of the Troops are Expected Soon. Special to the Journal. Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 1. The auxiliary cruiser St. Louis, having on board General Brooke and staff and the Third Illinois Volunteers arrived to-day. The Cherokee, with a part of the Nineteenth Regular Infautry also arrived. The othei transports of Brooke's expedition are expected soon. The cruiser Columbia is ashore at the entrance of the harbor. She is in no danger and will probably ba floated in a few days. Warsuips Before San Juan. Special to the Journal. Madrid, Aug. 1. Captain General Macijs cables that several American warships and transports are opposite San Juan. THE IRON INDUSTRY. The Output of the Finished Product in Pennsylvania Last Year. Harrisburg, August 1. James M. Clark, chief of the Bureau of Industrial Statistics, Department of Internal.Affairs, gives out these figures from his annual report which is now in the hands of the printer, touching on the State's great iron industry. The figures are startling. Eighteen hundred and ninety-seven seems to have been a record-breaking year. Pennsylvania alone produced 4, 714.333 net tons of iron and steel rolled into finished form. The largest previous production for any year in the entire United States was in lsbo, when the American Iron i: steel As. sociation gives the production of ail tic states at b, ad2, dss net tons, ana that of Pennsylvania at 3,909,987 net tons. Pennsylvania's production as compiled by this bureau was in 1S96, 3,757,070 net tons, showing an increase in 1S97 over ltst, of Voi,4at) tons, or more than 2d per cent. The aggregate value of the entire De duction was $123,900. 771, an increase over the aggregate of J1S96 ot ?4.S7.,0O9. but a material shrinkage in values. The average value per ton in 1896 was J31.6S; in 1S97 it was only $26.23, a shrinkage of S 40 per ton, or 17 per cent. The number of workine rjeonle em ployed was 56,702, an increase over 1S96 of 3129. The average number of davs of employment was 269, an increase 'over 1S90 ot eighteen clays. Xhe aggregate of wages paid was $26,372,023. The a'veraee earnings for the year, skilled and unskilled labor, was 468.73, an iucrease over ISHO Ot 3.t. Immense Coal Cargoes. Pittsburg, Aug. 1. During the sum mer drought an unprecedented amount of coal has been collected in the river craft here. The drv sneil was broken to-dav by the fall of one inch of. rain. More rain is expected. The ground was well soaked yesterday with the rain, which has been general in the Monongahela Valley, and the waters of the latter are rising. River coal operators have accumulated about 30,000,000 bushnls of coal which is beimz dropped into the lower pools and made into tows for shipment South. Pittsburg coal has been getting scarce in Southern marKets. Never in tho history of the coal trade has so much coal been loaded in so short a time as this summer. i MIS After a Big Fortune. H. A. Dress, who was sent to Euiope i the interests of thft Snanff hairs, of Readine and Phllndalnhia has retnrnpd. It is said there is an estate in that coun try belonging to the American heirs valued at $30,000,000, and it is believed now the chances of getting it are good. That is, the heirs believe this. John Kalbach, of Reading, one of the Spang descendants, will go to Berlin the latter part of August. This immense estate is said to be located in Bremen. Berlin, and other German cities, and this will be the second trip of Mr. Kalbach in reference to bring ing inese minions to America. L pon his former visit he savs. German officials to who'n he applied for permission to search court records, were influenced by parties cow in possession of the estate, and he was not accorded the privilege of a fuli examination of the proper documents. Special. Counter Sale Ladies' High-grade, lace and button, old lots extraordinary value, go at 93c. HELLER & CO. 27, tf OASTOniA. yThe Kind You Have Always Popular Man a Victim of Congestion of the Brain. HE WAS TAKEN ILL ONLY LUST THURSDAY The Extreme Heat and Overwork the Cause of His Illness His Death Causes Great Sorrow in Schuylkill County. Sketch of the Life and Political Career of a Self-made Man. Hon. Seth Urme died at his home in St. Clair yesterday afternoon at 1.40 o'clock. His death was sudden and came as a surprise to most of his many friends. He had been ill less than a week, his sickness bein congestion of the brain caused by the excess heat of a few days ago and hard work as he was in the heat of an energetic campaign fjr re-nomination as a Republican candidate for tb.2 Legislature. Mr. Orme was first taken ill on last Thursday with summer complaint and despite the efforts of his attending physicians this turned into the malady which caused his death. He was very low on Sunday but it was not until yeserday morning that all hope was given up by his physicians and the members of his family. In his death his family loses a fond, indulgent husband and parent and the community an upright progressive public-spirited citizen. The death of Seth Orme carries sorrow to many hearts for he was liked among men and enjoyed the pleasure of hos-.ts of friends. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE. To the people of Pennsylyvania Seth Orme is known best as a member of the State Legislature, having been elected a msmber of the House of Representatives in 194 from the Fourth district of Schuylkill. In that election he received 6133 votes which was only 13 less than his colleague Mr. Schriuk. Mr. Orme's course in the Legislature is endorsed hv all fair-minded men. He served on im portant committees such as "Federal Relations" "Local Judiciary" "Labor and Industry." "Public Buildings," "Mines and Mining" in the session of 1395. In IS'J'3 he was re-elected receiving the hand some vote of 7760. In the session of 1397 he was chairman of the Committee on "Labor and Industry," and served on the Committeas on "Fideral Relations""Edu-cation" and " Railroads. " Mr. Orme also served on a Philadelphia election contest committee and be it said to his honor that he came home from Philadelphia almost nightly rather than have the State pay an unnecessary board bill. Many times he reached Pottsville on a late train and would walk to his home in St. Clair. This practice came under the writer s own notice. Mr. Orme served his district well and preserved his cunrae-fer for honesty and faithfulness tn dnt.v despite the attacks of enemies in his own and the opposing political party. Himself a working man for many years, he did not forget his uuty to cue masses. He came out of the Legislature, if any thins. poorer than when he entered it and it was his nttie ousiness in ot. uiair on which he relied tor a living. He was a man of genial disposition a close friend and with al generous to his few enemies. Seth urme was a native or i-n gland having been born near Manchester, on November S, 1S47. His father, John Orme, was born in Lancashire, in 1309. and emigrated to the United States in 1354, locating in St. Clair, where he died on December 19, 1374. He gained his livelihood by working in the mines, and in sinking shafts and slopes throughout the region. Seth, the fourth of the seven children born to John and Margaret (Airy) Orme, was onl seven years old when his parents came to this countv and with the exception of the years 1357 to 13d9, which he spent in Sharon, Mercer county, he hart lived in St. Clair. At the tender age of eight years Mr. Orme was given employment as a slate picker. He worked in the mines until 1363, when he lost his lett leg throuah an accident while at work. Forced to leave the mines, he attended school and then learned the trade of shoe making. He worked as a journeyman at his trade until 1373, when he opened a shoe store, which he had conducted successfully ever since. Particularly. Mr. Orme has alwavs been a staunch and active supporter of the principles ot the riepuuncan party. He was respected and looked up to in his own community on account of his business standing end his earnest, honest political work. He was elected a member of the Borough Council in 187S. In 1879 and again in 1835 he served as president of that body. In 1SS6 he became a member of the School Board and in 18S8 and 1389 he served as secretary and president, respectively In May, 1881 he was appointed postmaster of St. Clair, serving tour years. He was re-nppolnted in 1839 and served until he was nominated for the Legislature in 1894. In 1836 and in 1SS9 he was a delegate to the Republican State Conventions. In his fraternal relations' Mr. Orme was a member of Mineral Lodae, No. 285, I O. O. F., of Schuylkill Tribe No. 202, Improved Order of Red Men, of which he was the first Sachem. He was also a member o f the Grand Body, of the lat ter lodge and was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Great Council of the United States. He was also a member of Lincoln Lodge, No. 92. Knights of Pythias and for over IS years was in ths Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Mr. Orme married Mary A. Steers, of St. Clair, on August 4, 1872. Five children blessed this union: Maggie E., William J., Anna A., John L., and George G. Mrs. Orme died December 4, 1390, and on June 8, 1893, he married Salina, daughter of William F. Davis, of Shenandoah. BALL GAMES YESTERDAY. At St. Louis, St. Louis Boston first game: R. H.E. 8 5 3 4 9 3 Batteries Taylor and Clements; Lewis and Bergen. Second game: R. H.E. St. Louis 8 8 0 Boston 18 1 Batteries Hughey and Clements; Hickman and Bergen. At Philadelphia: R. H.E PhiladelDhia 16 1 Cleveland 0 4 0 Batteries Piatt and McFar land ; Wilson and O'Connor. Pittsburg-Washington, no game; rain. POTTSVILLE'S BO! If Business Men Join Together to Boom the Town. coNsmaiios m mm adopted Thirty-Five Citizens Elected as a Board of Directors These Men Will Choose the Executive Officers and Appoint the Standing- Committees Plan of OrganizationNo Liability of the Members Beyond Their Dues and Stock. The Pottsville Board of Trade was permanently organized last evening. A constitution and by-laws were adopted and a Board of directors, consisting of thirty-five members, was elected. The. Board of Directors will meet on Wednes day evening and elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Board of Trade will then be ready to get down to business to boom the town and secure new industries. The meeting last evening was held in the large hall on the third floor of the Mountain City building and there were present 4S business and professional men and property owners. Prior to this meet ing the Committee on Organization and Constitution and By Laws held a meet ing in Room 14, to complete its report. It was some time after 8 o'clock before the meeting was called to order and after the preliminary business, the report of the committee was oalled for. George J. Wadlinger, chairman of the committee, read the report ou the Consti tution and By-laws, which was adopted after a little discussion. Mr. Wadlinger read the report of the committee on organization. The committee reported the names of 35 men to be elected as the Board of Direcotrs. The Board of Direc tors will elect from their number the President, Vico President and Secretary and from the whole membership of the Board of Trade, shall select a treasurer. The secretary shall give a bond in the sum of 12,000 and the treasurer must fur nish security to the amount of 85,000. The Board of Directors is elected tor one year dating from July 1st. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The following named persons were rec ommended and unanimously elected, the secretary ousting ths ballot. Thomas G. Allan, hotel. Adolph Prince, manufacturer. P. F. Brennan, dry goods. John W. Heebner, music. P. K. Filbert, dentist. R. C. Green, Jr., jeweler. G. Grecnwald, clothing. D. G. Smith, general merchant. W. L. Marquardt, fancy dry goods. T. W. Swalm, physician. James Muir, powder dealer. August Ruff, liquor dealer. Enos Neifergold, grocer. Jacob Reichert, agent. Horace Moyer, builder. G. Was'ey Mortimer, insurance. F. H. Xusbaum, wholesale grocer. Philip Brenneman, furniture. M. P. Quinn, contractor. Frank S Haeseler, tobacconist. George J. Smith, plumber. Samuel Holmes, stationer. William Buechley, Jr., lumber. W. F. Lecher, general merchant. George Scott, mine superintendent. J. H. Zerbey, publisher. John William, hatter. R. C. Howell, restaurant. W. L. Sheafer. land owner. William Brazier, superintendent. Albert Seltzer, provision dealer. George J. Wadlinger, lawyer. Jacob Ulmer, provision dealer. Richard Collins, marble yard. Joseph Schabiein, carriage builder. The committee! also submitted a form of blank for subscription of membership, which was promptly adopted, and after the meeting adjourned many signed their names and suoscrioed tor stocfi:. PLAN OF THE BOARD. From present indications, the Board of Trade is destined to be a success as tar as membership is concerned. The plan of organization is found in the Constitu tion, it provides that the membership tee snail De tiu a year payable in semiannual installments. The Board will also have a capital stock of ?10,000 of 1,000 shares.. In order to be a member it is necessary to subscribe for at least oua share of stock besides paying the annual dues of $10. The stock is not assessable for any purpose whatever. The Board of Trade is to be chartered under the laws of the State. The Pottsivlle Board of Trade will differ from that of Scranton, Wilkesbarre and some other cities in that its business Continued on Third Paste Ocean Steamers Passage tickets sold to all parts of the world. Special attention given to Cabin passage. Berths reserved and all accomodations secured at this office. PASSAGE TO EUROPE Cabin from $40 up, according to steamer and location ofberth. Steerage, $23.50. GENERAL AGENT FOR: American Line, Red Star Line, White Star Line, North German Lloyd, Cunard Line, Anchor Line, and all other Trans-Atlantic companies, all sailing under neutral flags. CHA5. H. WOLTJEN 117 Mahantongo Street. AUGUSTI'S TERMS. What He Will Demand if He Surrenders Manila to the Americans. Special to the Journal. Hong Kong, August 1. The United States despatch boet Safiro, arrived to-day from Manila, which port she left on July 29. She reports that at that date no assault had been made on the city by either the rebels or the Americans. It is stated that should Dewey and Merritt attack the city, Augusti will offer to capitulate on the following terms: The Spanish troops ;o march out with the honors of war, soldiers and officials to he paroled and allowed to return to Spain and the Americans to give the assurance that they will protect the lives and property of Spanish residents. NOT CLEARJTQ SPAIN. Will Ask an Explanation of Certain Points in Cambon'sMessage. Special to the Journal-Madrid, Aug. 1. Alter the second meeting of the Cabinet Council to-day each Minister said it had been agreed to ask an explanation of certain points in Camhon's message giving the terms of the United States. There is reason to believe that the terms imposed will be ac cepted. There was a lively discussion between Minister of War Correa and Minister of Public Works Gamio during the Cabinet session. CHARLES FEGLEY DEAD. One of Orwigsburg's Oldest Residents Passes Peacefully Away. Chaurles Fegley, aged 85 year3, one of the oldest residents of Orwigsubrg, died at 8.00 o'clock yesterday morning. , Mr. Fegley was a hale and hearty man for his age and was greatly respected in the community in which he lived. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Orwisgburg. Charles Fegley was born in Long Swamp township, Berks county on September 4, 181-4. He came to Orwigsburg with his father and was reared on a farm near the old county seat. He took up the pursuits'of a farmer owning a large farm in East Brunswick township until the Spring of 1S39, when he bartered his farm for a boat. This boat he operated on the Scuhylikll canal until 1S62 when he became a contractor. For some years he has lived retired, enjoying the fruits of his labor. He was a staunch Democrat in politics and a member of the Lutheran church. He was married on December 24,1849, to Lavinia Hoffman. Two children ulessed this union, Dr. Henry L. Fegley, who died in Ashland, on May 28, 1833, and Perry W. Fegley, one of the members of the firm of A. E. Brown &: Co., shoe manufacturers at Orwigsburg. Trolley Party. Last night's trollev party under the auspices of the Elite Social Club, of Schuylkill Haven was a great success The narfcv nnmherinff T5 npnnle innliid ing Eiler's band, left Schuylkill Haven at T o'clock P. M. on the cars Dewev and Hobson, and proceeded to Minersville tuenco to urwigsourg where a substan tial lunch was served at .ari whitman s Continental hotel. The triD was made in aobut four hoars and in point ofsocia-bility was the event of the season. Along the entire route the party was cheered, while the band played national airs. Adam Moyer and Samuel Cummings had te matter in charge, and can be congratu lated on the manner in which their arrangements were carried out. Moyer's Arcadian House. Among the enterprising hotel proprie tors south of the mountain, the name cf E. M. Moyer, of the Arcadian House, Orwigsburg, deserves special mention. His hotel is a model of convenience and comfort and notwithstanding the general complaint of hard times bis business is increasing. In order to meet the demands of the public he has just completed the erection of a fine summer garden adjoining his hotel. It offers ample ac- i:ommodation to parties and clubs who desire first class msals. fi mm io Committee of Bi-Metallists Decide to Hold a Convention. NOT SATISFIED WiTH DEIOCRAIIC TICKET Ladies' High-grade Oxfords, tan, at $1.19; were 81.75. 27,tf HELLER & CO., 8 South Centre street. D. P. 8 S. A special sale of 2500 yards of Embroid ery, varying from one to three inches wide, at 5c, 7c, and 10c. a yard. They are an exceptional good value, and the lot, yet large, may not last many days. Every yard of it is worth double the price we quote above. DIVES, POMEROY X STEWART. C. Geu. Miller, Mgr. At Barker's Old Stand. Men's Oxfords, tan and patent leather. Reduced from $4.50 to 13.50. HiSLLEK & CO. a7,tt JONES. rTnrtnnhtprrtlr many nf the Coffees heinor advertised have merit, but our Mocha and .Java easily leads an others, tor quality. It's the perfect coffee of Potsville. Ul west Marxet street DIED. BLICKLEY. Elizibeth, wife of Jacob Blickley, at Port Carbon, Pa., Saturday, July 30. Funeral Tuesday morning at 10 o clock. Hish reauiem mass at St. Stephen Church, interment in Parish cemetery. rriends and relatives respecttuliy lnvited. FEGLEY. At Orwigsubrg, on August 18S1S, Charles Fegley, aged 85 years Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 clock. Interment at Orwinshnror. Friends and relatives respectfully invited. ORME At St. Clair. Monday Anomsfc 1st, Seth Orme, aged 51 years. jjue notice or mnorai win be given. at It is Claimed That the Platform and the Candidates da Not Represent the Principles of the Party in Schuylkill Free-Silver Democrats Will be Supported by . Wilbelm's Bi-Metaliic Committee -Political Points. The chances are that another ticket will be placed in the field in Schuylkill county this fall. If the Socialist-Labor party nominates a ticket, there will be f mr tickets In the field, for the Bi-metaillsts have dejided that the Democratic county ticket does not fill the bill and the Republicans cannot be looked to for a ticket on a free-silver platform. There has been great dissatisfaction throughout the length and breadth of the county ever since the Democratic cuunty and district conventions. The . delegates to the county convention to quote one free-silverite, "had been so well harmonized with convention whiskey over Son-day, that they would accept and endorse any kind of a platform," and that is why the Bryan free-silver plank were not inserted in the resolutions. The dissatisfaction and disgust that has been growing ever since the county convention among the mass of Democratic voters and workers found expression, yesterday, in a meeting of a few representative Democrats, who came to Pottsvillle with the purpose to talk the matter over. The general sentiment seems to be to select a full county ticket and to endorse only those candidates for Senate and the House of Representatives in the several districts, who are known to be thorough ly in accord with the principles ot tree-silver and the plan to have Bryan nominated for President in 19uu. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE. The movement in this direction is stronger and . more widespread than has been supposed, and this was shown at the meeting held in Pottsville yesterday. Men were present from the farming and mining regions of the county. Letters were read, showing that thew is a distinct feeling of antagonism to the Democratic county ticket. For one thing, the. free -silver men, and they are in the majority i: the Democratic ranks, are angry because James W. Ryan took the nomination for congress on the platform, that gives no expression of the party feeling on the money question and" has since maintained a stolid silence as to his own opinion. It was all along considered that Mr. Ryan was a strong free-silver and Bryan man, but his silent acceptance of" the platform, proves to the men, who should have supported him, that he is not with them on National issues. It is certain that these people will nominate another candidate for Congress who will not only be a free-silver man in principle, but will also make an energetic canvass and stir up the people on the question. In this the Free-Silver party will have the substantial support of the ex-Grben-bakers and free silver men forming the Bi-Metallic League, of Schuylkill county, of which William Wiihelin is the chairman. TO CALL A CONVENTION. " Tho meeting of Democratic Bi-Metal lists, was held veserday morning in the office of William Wilhelm. Mr. Wilhelm took no active part in the proceedings, although his Bi-Metallio committee is in hearty accord with the movement. The meeting was attended by half a dozen or more men, who are known to be representative of the principles of free-silver. Some of these men were .1. C. McKenna, Port Carbon ; John Murphy, Schuylkill Haven; Dennis Gildea, of Coaldale; W. V. iiaurer, Pinegrove. John C. Ulrich, Taniaqua; John E. Doyle, of Cass. W. H. Stoudt of Pinegrove; who is chairman of the Farmers' Institute executive committee, was also present and gave the movement his hearty endorsement, al-hough he is a Republican. Letters from ten jor 12 other prominent men were read at this meeting endorsing the idea of a free-silver ticket. The meeting was presided over by John Murphy, of Port Carbon, and after some discussion the following resolution was adopted : 'Believing that it is for the best interest of all who supported William Jn-nings Bryt.j, that all who believe in the free coinage ofilver nt'the ratio of 16 to 1 should act for a common purpose, the following persons, Philip Brenneman, Pottsville; DonnisfGildea, Coaldale; John Murphy, Scuhylkill Haven; W. I. Halde-man, Pinegrove, and J. C. McKenna, Port Carbon, issue a call jointly with the Bi-metallic Organization for a convention favorable to Bi-metallism. " ' It was learned later that Mr. Brenneman, conducting a business next door, was not at the meeting, did not authorize the use of his name and will likely not serve on the committee. It was also stated that Mr. Ulrich was the only person present who did not favor the nomination of a full ticket. FREE-SILVER OPINIONS. At the meeting it was seen that the free-silver men are thoroughly aroused and the agitation has been felt even in the ranks of the Prohibitionists. The secretary of the Prohibitionists in Schuyl kill jounty is W. F. Doherty, ot Schuylkill Haven, and he endorses the move ment in a letter as follows : I think we should have a non-partisan. Remember the name ' i when you buy 1 i again i PLUG o oooooooooooo

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