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TUE SCKANTON TiUlilJN i-V V MOKNlNtt, JANUARY 10, 1894.
I Pipe I
I Valves I
f Fittings f
i THE SCRANTON SUPPLY
AND MACHINERY CO. s
120 Wyoming Avenue
ouel Flb'.simmous, Beuator McDonald,
Hepresentative dyne, W. J. Rurke,
James J. O'Neill. M. V. Flyne, William
Craig nud Frank ltoliiiug,ir.,Ief,t' yesterday
afternoon (or tho Democratic statu con
vention at Harriaburg.
A BOX OF LADIES' HATS.
Sent by Frlodlacd r & Co., for Parsons
In Ne d
The ladies in charge of thechnrita-
I hie work of toe city with headquarters
Millie Municipal mul ling received a
box from Fnodlander & Co., yes'erday
It contained six ladies' huta, ill
trimmed and ready for wear, They de
sire to express their thanks for the
same, aud hope that the example thus
set insy be emulated by other city
vr08 Penn Ave.
A. B. WARMAM.
Offer for This Week
A new line of loinch
all wool iiourette Stripe
Cheviots, made to sell
for 750.; 7 yards will
cost you $2,03, or only
2t)C. per yard.
Mattings, Rugs, etc.
On the Fly.
WILLIAMS & McANULTY.
12V Wyoming Ave.
-'"Utraetor Patrick Jinldoou had a force I
of men at work yesterday dressing the flag
pavement in Iront or the city ball.
The Providence Woman's Christian Tem
perance union will meet at the Xorth End
lending room today at :i o'clock p. in.
President Junius Moir. of the common
council, is heing urged by hi friends to
enter the lilts for the Republican nomina
tion for sheriff.
Conrad Schroeder and I 'rank Carlucci
represented Ike hcuooI hoard in figuring
on the plans of Little A: O'Connor, the New
Patrick Aluuly, charged with burglary,
was admitted to bml m court yesterday.
Michael Munly became his security in the
sum of H,000. Munly resides at Archhald.
A class in music sight, rending for the
residents of the North Knd wild l opened
at the Hark Place Methodist Episcopal
church ou Friday evening. Tnllie Morgan
will be the ti-acher.
ftev. Johu Wiutsch, of Newark, N. J.,
will conduct services at the Herman Meth
odist Episcopal church, Taylor avenue,
1'etersburg, tomorrow evening, lie will
tpeak in Oerman and English. All are in
vited. All members of the Cttbolio church
choirs, and any singers in the different
parishes in the city and vicinity not con
nected with any choir, are requested to
meet this evening at 8 o'clock at College
Today will lie observed as n "special
day" for the religious service which are
being carried on with increasing interest
m the Dunmore Presbyterinn church by
liev. Italph Hillaro. There will bo services
as follows: lU.TO, 3 80 and 7.:ilJ, alo service
each afternoon anil evening at 1,80 and
7.80. All invited.
Clerk of the Court Thomas issued mar
riage licenses to the following yesterday:
John J. Burke and Maggio Cawley, of
Dunmore: Mark Eenghun and Nellie Con
way, of Dickson; William It. Edwards, of
Scrantou, and orpine M. Voshurg, of
Clark's Summit; John T. Boyce, of Chin
chilla, and Isabella Henley, of Scrantou.
Dr. C. R, Parke called on Carbondale
Mrs. R. W. Uraves, of Carbondale, Is
Visiting friends in this city.
0. F Von Storch and Miltou W, l,owry
v. ill go to New York today.
Rev. D. P. happens, of Forest City, was
visitor in Scrauton .Monday.
Miss Annie Wilcox, of Carbondale, will
spend today with friends in Scrauton.
John Freeley, of Wilkes-Birre, was the
guest of friends in the city last evening.
Mils Masie JIall, of Mulberry street, has
returned from a visit with llouesdalu
Miss Emma Dunleavy. of Scrantou, is
the guest of Miss Emma Swart., of Car
bondale Miss .lennio Whit6, of bcranton, is
spending a few days with relatives in
Mia Millie Wonuser has been visiting
Miss Millie Salmi, ou South Main street,
City Treasurer Reese (l.Brooks is in New
York attending the convention of the Coal
( iperators' association.
H. Schubert and John Reynolds, of
Scrantou, registered yesterday at the
Allen House, Honesdnlo.
George Miller, who is connected with
Watte's Music Hall, Wilkos-Barre, was in
the city last oveniug on boslness.
Ueorge Ridley, Samuel Ward, and Ueorge
Amatato. of Scrauton, are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walker, of
Says the Carbondale Herald: "Mrs. P.
O. O'Malley. of Scrantyn, accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Stewart, of San
dusky, 0., spent Sunday with relatives In
Sheriff Fahey, ex -Sheriff Robinson, Col-
The oftico of Attorney Horace K.
Hand in the common wealth building
is nn interesting place for an antiqua
rian to visit. Though Mr. Hand is one
of the most active and busr men iu the
city, hu has a penchant for gathering
old and i, nt documents, papers,
money, etc , a valuable collection of
which adorn the walls of his office.
Ono document that Mr. Hand prizes
highly is a deed making a conveyance
of land from Csleb Cook to Augustus
Cook in N'ew I avert county, Conn., in
17!U. Caleb Cook was Mrs. Hand's
grea', great grandfather aud Augustus
Cook her great grandfather.
In his collection of old money Mr
Hand has continental bills nf the do-
uomtnatloni of $80. 90 and $c They
all bear date of 1775. A bill that pur
ports to be worth A pence is dated 1777.
aud a 7-peuce bill bears date of 1791
He has alio an extensive collection of
the state bank tills that caused ho
much trouble and coufusion ia the
busiuess world years ago. Some of
these bills bear "date of 1S0S. They
were issued by the bank at Morris, cor
poration of Fredericksburg. A $3 bill
of the Towanda bunk his the date
worn off, and there is a 18 bill of the
Exchange bank, state of New York
dated 1817. Ulier bills are Northauip
ton bank of Allentown, f", 18-11;
Ctloucesier bank, $3, ISOtf; Harrisbnrg
bank. 110, 1880. There is one 19 note in
the collection from the Hank of New
Bumswick. The date is worn oft', but
it is indorsed by George Fuller, father
of G. A., t F. and Frederick Fuller, of
I this city. A 1 note from the Manu
facturers bank nt Helleville, 1883, has
along the face "directors responsible. "
Another note is from the Ontario Bank
of Ctica and its face value is $1,511.
llev. E. L Miller, pastor of the Holy
Trinity Lutheran church, is iv very
versatile gentleman as well as an able
clergyman. A short time ago a youug
man and woman, both of whom were
deaf mutes, presented themselves be
fore Rev. Mr. Miller and made known
that they wished to be married. Any
ordinary clergyman would be in a di
lemma as to how to perform the cere
mony, but Mr. Miller was not. He is
an expert in the sign language and in a
few minutes the young people were
made one. They made their responses
to the clergyman by means of signs.
AGAINST DIVISION OF THE LAND.
Master and Examiner Browning Thinks
It Is Hot Advisable
Master and Examiner J. V, Brown
ing yesterday tiled his report in the
equity case of Ira O. Stephens against
Mr. Stephens owns a one-third inter
est in the estate of the late OiCST
Franklin, which consists of a pieoe of
land in North Abiugton township,
valued at $1 J.
Mr. Stephens wants the land divided
so that he mny come into possession of
the portion that txtlong to him, The
master does not think it advisable to
sell the land, and recommends that if
those interested in It do not want to
purchass it for $150 that it be sold by
order of the court and the proceeds
divided. The report wai continued
Former Says He Was tbe Victim of a
ASKS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGES
Wants Walter B. Curlis to Pay Him
$25,000 for the Indignity He Suf
fered in Being Cast Into Jail His
tory of the Case Three Sheriff's
Interpleader Cases Tried Verdict s
That Were Returned Yesterday.
STOP STREET BEGGING
Associated Charities Board Will Attempt to Pre
vent Tbls Practice,
MANY MATTERS UNDER DISCUSSION
Colonel Ripple Suggested That Two
Police Officers Be Placed on Special
Duty to Arrest All Beggars, but No
Action Was Taken Encouraging
Reports from Different Charitable
Organizations of the City.
ORAM FOR ALDERMAN.
Fourth Ward Democrats Nominate Uim
to Be His Successor.
A caucus to nominate Democratic
candidates for Fourth ward alderman,
select and common councils, was held
last evening in the office of Aldermau
Oram on North Main avenue
Fritz Warnke presided. The tellers
appointed were ,T. J Feenoy, Fred Beer
with and J G Detrick, The candidate
for alderman were the present incum
bent, William Oram, and Michael Caw
ley. The vote resulte-l as follows:
Oram, 10; Cawley, ! The vote for
select council was made unanimous for
John Stasrinmuth and William H.
Roe were the candidates for common
council. The ballot resulted: Hoe, 10;
TRIED TO SHOOT HIS FATHER
Oiiver P. Swartz, of Madison Township.
Said to Be Insane
Oliver PI Sw.irtz. of Madison town ship,
is now confined in the county jail
charged with havin g attempted to shoot
and kill his father and other members
of the family.
Yesterday his brothr,I. W. Swartz,
presented a petition to the court asking
that it enquire iato the mental condi
tion of Oliver. The petition recites
that Oliver has been insane for more
than u year, and thnt it is dangerous
to the community to have him at largo.
He is :)9 years of age, nnd unmarried.
Testimony with regard to his condi
tion will be lreard on Friday morning
before one of the judges aud a jury of
FOURTEENTH WARD DEMOCRATS.
r M McCann Defeat. Thomas Cnagrove
for the Selscl Council Nomination.
A Democratic caucus was held in the
Fourteenth ward yesterday afternoon
from 4 to H o'clock. Tno candidates
for select conncil were P. McCann, th
present incumbent, and Thomas Cos
irrove: for common couucil, P, J.
The vote resulted as follows: Select
council, First district. Cosgrore. 'J5;
McCann, 129; Second district, McCann,
188) Cosgrove, S.i Nealis was nomi
nated without opposition. The total
vote was: McCann, H19: Cosgrove, 180.
CALEDONIANS ANNUAL BANQUET.
Will Be Held at the Wyoming House on
Evening of Jan. 25.
On Wednesday, Jan. SJ5,the Soranton
Caledonian club will hold Its annuil
banquet at the Wyoming Home iu
honor of tbe one hundred and thirty
fifth anniversary of the birth of the
"poet of hum ,n it y," Scotland's revered
Among those who will respond to
toasts at the banquet are Judge H. M.
Edwards, Rev. James McLend, D. D .
Senator M, E. McDonald. Colouel F. J.
Fitzsimmons, Captain B. E. Morris
and W. T, Smith
M. M. Baird, the well known shoe
salesman, is plaintiff in nn action for
J'.'o 000 damages from Walter B. Cur
tis of Boston, called for trial before
Judge Guuster iu court room No. 1
yesterday afternoon. The damages
are asked for unwarranted and malic
ious prosecution, with the resultant
imprisonment, which Mr. Curtis insti
tuted against Mr, Haird. Attorneys E.
It. Shurtlelf aud J. Elliot Ross are
presenting the plaintiff' s side of the
Oftll snd Attorneys W. W. Watson
and V S. Dlebl the defendant's.
It Is allege I on behalf of the plain
tiff that iu 1888 Mr Baird opened a
shoe store on Wyoming avenue, this
city, and purchased the greater portion
of Ins stock from Curtis & Co., of Bos
ton, of which the defendant is a mem
ber. The goods wore obtained 'on an
arrangement by which Mr. Baird was
to pay the Boston firm with the money
he derived from the sale of the stock
Business not proving successful Mr.
Baird suggested to Curtis & Co. that
tbe arrangement between them had
letter terminate, as the results were
TOLK UIM TO KEEI' ON',
Walter B. Curtis told Mr. Baird not
to be discouraged as it is always'dilll
cult and expensive to start a new busi
ness. The arrangement wns'continucd
until Aug. 10, 1888, but as business had
not, up to that time, improved it was
decided by Mr. Baird aud Mr. Curtis to
suspend. There was a meeting on
Ang. li! of Mr. B:ird, Mr. Curtis, an I
their attorneys.at which it waa decided
that Mr. Baird should assign to Curtis
& Co, his stock, book accounts, se
curities, etc., and give a thirty day
judgement note for .--100.
In consideration of the transfer Mr.
Cnrtis agreed to sign a paper releasing
Mr. Btird from the pavm-jiit of :'.000
that h"wed Curtis & Co, The papers
were duly signed, possession of the
stock, books, etc., given to Mr. Curtis
nnd Mr. Baird's attorney left for New
York on business.
The next day Mr. Curtis, evidently
not satntied with att'iirs, swore out a
warrant before Alderman Wright of
the Ninth ward, charging Mr. Baird
with obtaining, by false represent i
tions, release from the payment of a
debt of 2.G0O.
BAIKP HAP TO QO TO J All,,
Mr. Baird was arrestsd and, being
without legal advice or a bondsman,
was committed to the county jail in
default 0! 1800 MIL He remained in
jail thirty-six hours, until his attor
ny, who had been summoned to return
from New York, secured bis release by
obtaining an order from one of the
judges of the court. For the indigni
ties he suffered in being thrown into
prison, for the assault offered to bis
Serson, nnd the expenso he incurred,
Ir. Baird wants to be reimbursed.
His side of tho case, as presented
above, w:is related to the jury by At
torney Shurtlelf. Aldortuau O. B.
Wright was sworn and said he issued
the warrant for Mr. Baird's arrest, aud
subsequently committsd him to jail.
The information the warrant was is
sued on was sworn to by Walter B
Cnrtis. Mr. Baird was next sworn
and told of his relations with Curtis ft
Co. it is substantially a9 given above,
Mr. Baird was on the stand when
court adjourned for the day.
Inthecsoof Michael McLaughlin
asruinst Jermyn cV Co., n verdict of
$'.26.19 was returned for the plaintiff
yesterday, aud that of Patrick Mc
Langhlin against the same firm a ver
dict of $1.10 was given for Mr. Mc
Laughlin. TRTtXa INTEIl PLEADER CASKS.
Before Judge Gunster ypstorday
morning the sheriff's interpleader case
of John Eldred, of Binghamton,aaiiist
Duke & Co. was tried. Mr. Eldred
caused the effects of H. D. Swartz, of
D ilton, to be sold nnd purchased tho
goons at the sale to secure the jti lg
m 'Ht he held. He did not remove them
from the premises and they were levied
on by Duke it Co, as cbattls of
Swattz's. The jury said the-goods be
longed to Mr. Eldred. Attorneys Ed
ward Miles and Richard llolxate were
counsel for the plaintiff and Attorney
C. H. Welles for the defendant.
Another interpleader case, that of
Mrs. Sarah Bradley against Crandall
fc Co., of New York, was immediately
called for trial.
Some time ago the household effects
of the Bradleys were sold to satisfy a
judgment held by Kerr A: Siebocker
i:ginst the husband, H, Bradley, fur
niture dealer. Mrs. Bradley says that
she purchased the furniture from K-rr
& Siebecker after the sale. On May
29, 1803,it was levied on at the instance
of Crandall ic Co. as the property of H.
Bradley. Mrs Bradley served notio-
on the sheriff that it was her propsrty
and the latter asked the court to de
cide. The defendants contend that tho
transfer of tho property was n scheme
to defraud Mr. Bradley's creui ton. A
verdict had not been agreed upon when
1IEKORE .JUDGE RDWAJL&t,
In court room No. 2, before Judge
Elwards, the greater part of the day
was consumed with the trial of the
interplesder case of W. M. Ford
against John W Mnsuer ft Son, oil and
varnish dealers, of Now York.
Thelefendauts levied ou the stock In
a paper store on Penu avenue as the
property of Miss Msry Ford. The
plaintiff claims that the stock is owned
by him. Attorneys John F. Scragg
and S. B. Price appear for Mr. Ford,
and Attorney E. C. Newcomb for the
defendants. The case was boing
argued when court adjourned.
AfUr Swearlnit Off
How many have taken vows of absti
nence with the birth of tbe new year W
perhaps hard to estimate, but we now
kuow that such efforts aro futile against
inveterate habit, a habit which has become
a disease. There was a time when it
v.. uid have been easy to quit, but having
neglected to do so the bablt continued DO
til by the constant or f r. quent use of the
poison there was forced a change in the
uorvous system which insdo it not i ulr
possible to drink, but necessary. Then
you could di in a good dual and not seem
to get drum., bat yoa also found it ueces
Biiry, to keep you feeling good and you
''craved liquor" beoause you had become
diseased. Now that swearing off does no
good and the pledge can't be kept, go and
make your resolution good for nil timo by
taking treatment at the Keoley Institute,
7120 Madison avenue, Brantun, Fa.
Oxk dozen of Orifflu's Ivoryette photos
will make twelve Christmas present.
What cku you present your friends that
J will be more acceptable)1
City Controller at Work On Annual Appro
HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS WORKING
Given Until Saturday Some Changes
from Last Year Ten Additional Pa
trolmen Needed - Many Improve
ments In the Fire Department Ser
vice More Money Needed for
Cleaning and Repairing Asphalt.
There were present at tho meeting
of the Associated Charities last even
ing Colonel E H Ripple. T. J. Kelly,
T. J. Moore. Philip Kirst. P. J. Itiune,
E. J. Lynett and W. Gaylord Thomas.
Colonel Kipplo presided, and In the ab
sence of Ksv. Rogers Iirael, E. J, Ly
nett acted as secretary.
T. J. Moore reported that the the city
conference of tho St. Vincent de Paul
society hud contributed $100 to the
South Side, 1100 to the Finwbrook and
$100 to the Bellevue socioties tor use.
They had also distributed twenty-six
tmirs of shoes. On the motion of VV.
Gaylord Thomas, a vote of tluinks was
tendered to George E. Bavis, of Won
derland, for the benefit performance
given them last week. P. J. Ruane
reported that the Christian Doctrine
association of the North End was do
sng good work in that pertlon of the
T, J. Kelly brought up tho matter of
the begging on the streets and stated
that it was still going ou. Colonel
Ripple suggested that two police offi
cers be pluoed ou duty on the avenue,
where this begging is done, betweon
the hours of 10 a, m. and ' p. m., until
it was effectually stopped. No action
was taken ou the sugg stiou although
it met with general approval.
CBIDBEN who BItf
The report of Treasurer W.T. Smith
showed that there was $199 iu the
treasury. Mrs. Duggan in ide her re
port In which she stated that she had
found thirty-eight worthy casts dur
ing the past wek and twelve Unit
were unworthy She wanted to kuow
what was to be done with the families
of the children who were stopped
begging by the police. They came to
her and claimed that they would starve
to death unless they ware helped or
their children allowed to beg. The
hoard thought that when these chil
dren were arrested the cases would he
referred by Mayor Connell to Mrs.
Dmrgan for investigation.
The proposed entertainment at the
Academy of Music the latter end of
this month for tho benefit of the poor
fund was discussed. All thought that
it would b a good thing.
OFFICERS OF DIME BANK.
They Wtre EUcted at the Annual Meet
ing of Stockholders.
The annual meeting of tho stork
holders of the Dime Deposit and Dil
count bank was held at the banking
rooms yesterday, i tmries unroot
Breck was chosen president and E. J.
President Breck ad lresied the stock
holders upon the business of tbe bauk
for the past year, stating among many
other int-resting things that the sur
plus and undivided prod's hal in
creased more than $10,000. He also
announced that a dividend of H per
cent had been declared, payable Jan.
15, and that it is the purpose of the
management to duelare a like dividend
every three months hereafter.
Tho following wore elected directors:
Charles DuPont Breck, K G. Brooks,
James P. Dickson, A. L Francois, E
J. Lfnett, Solomon Goldsmith, John
A. Mears, T. P. Iloban. W. J. Lewis,
M. H. Dale, J. W. Peck, George B.
J'Tiuyn and David Sprnks.
At the directors' meeting which fol
lowed. Charles DuPont Breck was
elected president, Reeso G Brooks
vice president and E, .1. Lynett secre
tary. LELANO T. POWERS' LECTURE.
The Favorite Speaker Will Be at tbe Y.
M. C. A. Friday Evening.
Lei and T. Powers, who appears in
the Young Men's Christian association
h on Friday evening, is th original
Impersonator ofall the characters iu the
various parts which he has ndnpted to
the platform and through which he has
obtained a national reputation.
Dr. Ountaulus, of Chicago, himslf
n great orator, writes of Mr. Powers:
"He is a born interpreter of the groat
human soul as itrevealnd itself to Dick
ens, Hugo nnd Stiakespesro. I have
never Keen such a continuous manifes
tation of power, nor have 1 been led
through so many experiences in the
same lines, and with so much steadi
ness and sympathy as on the memor
able evening when he gave us 'David
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN.
Oioar Wilde's Famous Play to Be at the
Academy Ntxt Week.
After n run of 200 nights in New
York and a long engagement in Chi
cago, Boston and Philadelphia, Scran
tou theater goers are to get an oppor
tunity to see Oscar Wilde's famous
comedy, "Lady Windenuero's Fan, "at
the Academy on next Monday night.
It will be presented by Charles Froh
uian's company. Society will lie sure to
go to the Academy to hear the dreadful
tlilugH that Uscar Wilde has put into
the motirlM of the characters, and the
middle classes will go to see society
satirizsd and everyone will laugh.
Everyone will remember a paradox
here and an epigram there, and no con
versstion in tho boudoir, the drawing
room or the club room is just now com
plete without them. 'Lady Winder
mere's Fan" is the most quoted play of
Music Boxts Exclusively.
IJest mnde. Flay any desired number of
tunes. Onutschi &- Sons., manufacturers,
1080 1'hostnut street, Philadelphia. Won
derful orrheatrial organs, only ?5 and 3R
Specialty: Old music boxes earefully re
paired and improved with new tunos.
JANUARY 10, 1894.
of three beautiful
liveribg Christmas Presents'
and "Maidens Swinging." Send
by mail or messenger or bring
coupons like thisof three differ
ent dates, with 10 cents, stamps
or coin, to
Cor. Penn Ave. and Spruce St.
So Says the Jury Appointed by Court to In
quire Into tbe Hatter.
WORTH ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
After Over Two Hours' Deliberation
the Jury Declares That the Doctor
Was an Habitual Drunkard One
Year Previous to Dec. 20, 1893.
Valuation of His Real and Personal
Estate as It Is Set Forth.
Instructions have been sent out to
the various heads of departments con
nected with the municipal government
to send to the controller, not later than
Saturday, a statement of the expenses
incident to tho miiinteiiHiice of their
respective departments during the nest
fiscal year which begins ou the lirst
Monday in April.
Many of the departmental heads
have complied with the instructions,
but some few havo not us yet turned in
their estimate. It is expected, how
ever, that all will have complied by
Saturday and it is very probable that a
meeting of the estimate committees of
tioth councils will be called early ue.tt
The joint estimates committee con
sists of live plumbers of each branch
of council, and is as follows: From
select council, C. W. Westphal, George
Sanderson, F. H. Clomons, O. P. Mil
ler, Victor H. Laiier. From common
council,!'. K. Davies, Robert ttoblnwn,
William 11. McDonnell, George J Du
higg, and S. W. Roberts. The latter
gentleman being no longer connected
with council, it will be iueumbent on
President Moir to name some com
moner to take his plar ) on the com
mittee. APPROPRIATIONS BUOHTLV NCBIASBO,
The appropriations at present iu tbe
bauds of Controller Widmayer show a
slight increase iu the runuiug expenses
of the various departments which, In
most instances, is warranted, 'those
heads of departments who have not
sent in their estimates are the street
commissioner, the chief engineer and
the board of health.
in the controller's depKrtment no
increase is aaked for. the appropria
tion is the same as last year, namely,
$3,450. In th- mayor's department an
increase of 700 will be asked to be
expended for detective hire. The ap
propriation asked for this department
is $4,050. In the city assessors office
the same amount will be required that
was needed for the present year,
In the city clerk's office the only in
crease askbd for will oe $700, an addi
tional item for printing and stationery.
Tbe salaries of the janitor and fireman,
nmouiiting to $1,440 per anuum, wili
charged to this appropriation, and tho
mm total will be about $9.4i0 to $9,250
for 1S93 . in the city treasurer's li;
an increase of 150 will be aaked for
hooks stationery and printing, while
the city solicitor will ask for $200 addi
tional for bis assistant, thus maki g
the letter's salarv $1,000 aud the total
OTHER INCREASES NEEDEP.
In the street, police, tire and engi
neering departments increases will be
suggested and asked. Street Commis
sioner Kirst informed a Tribune re
porter yesterday that $3,000 additions!
would be required for cleaulug asphalt
and $1,300 additional will be asked for
repairs of asphalt, aud the total appro
printiou will be almost 10,000.
In the police department Caief Simp
son will ask for ten aiditioual patrol
men and for a small appropriation for
printing the new manuils intended for
tho regulation of the department.
This will increase the sppropri ition for
this department about $8 000 and will
make the total atrmt $50,000
The fire depsrtment appropriation
last year was $27,470. This year Chief
Ferber will ask for $48,000, The im-
provemants ' he contemplates are: A
telephone, 0U two ezerOIIS wagons,
one for Crystals and one for tbe Hooks,
the cost being $250; purchno of the
Nay Aug enulne owned by the Citi
zens' Fire association, $;i,000; chemie-il
engine, $2,000, horse for Pheuix, $200;
double drop harness for same coin
pauy, $125; permanent engineer for
chemical engine, ?720; keep of extra
horse, 189; six fire alarm boxes, $750;
maintenance of the same, $100 08; teu
men to bunk in the bouses, $10 a
mouth each, $1,200; permanent engi
neer for Crystal steamer, $720;
extension ladders, twin coupling!, uoz
zles and a life saving net for hook and
ladder truck, $000; permanent man
known as a "rovur" to act as a substi
tute, $000; Neptune engine exchinged
for a new one. $3,300; d mble drop bar
ness for Franklins, $125; simtle drop
harness for General P liuuey, $75, barn
fir Excelsiors, $500; twelve horses,
$2,400; keeping the same, $1,984; veter
inary surgeon and mediciue for horses,
JN OTHER DEPARTMENTS,
The city engineer will suggest that
$100 be appropriated for the purchase
of new instruments At present the
city has no claim on those that are in
nse. In case councils will requires
survey of the city, he suggests engag
ing an additioual engineer and two
ohtinmin, Tho salaries In this de
partment aggregate $9,000 against
$9,120 last year. There are, however,
more men employed uow than there
were last year, two corps being cou
tinually doing outside work.
The board of health has not yet sent
iu Its estimate, Secretary Briggs wait
ing for the meeting to be hld Friday
before notion is taken. L ist yoar $2,000
was appropriated for the running ex
penses of tho crematory, but this sum
lias been found inadequate. Tho sala
ries alono aggregate $1,990 per annum,
while the coal bill for the year is
There will not be many now im -nrovemsnts.
Mr. Westphal's culvert,
In the Nineteenth ward, and Mr. Ross'
and Mr. Goldeu's ia the First, being
the only ones mentioned The cost of
both will be about $7,000. The im
provemsnts last year aggregated $42, -100.
All of the requests made by the
various departments will be submitted
to the estimates committee, and as a
rule the action of that ;ooniinUtee is
Leland T. Powers In the Y. W. C. A.
The third number of tho Young Men's
Christian association course occurs Friday
eveuing, Jan. 12. Leland T. Powers will
give "David C'oppertleld" ns ouly he can do
it. Single admission 75 centB.
Best Sets of Teeth,$S0o
Isolating the painless extracting
et teeth by au entirely new pre
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
IIAWIklll I.- 1 -
MONDAY, .IAN. IS.
The hearing ia the case of Dr. An
drew B. Burr, charged with habitual
drunkenness, was finished shortly after
noon yesterday and at 2.20 o'clock the
case was given over to the considera
tion of the jury.
The evidence offered yesterday was
about the same as that which had been
given during the entire hearing. After
tbe evidence was all iu counsel for each
side was nllowed forty minutes, by
agreement, in which to sum up aud
Commissioner Hawley's charge to
the jury was an impartial one. In
substance he said : "Although consid
erable has been said by counsel, con
cerning the disastrous result) to the
party defeated, the jury has nothing
wliat'-vi-r to do with that, the main
point of contention being is or is not
br. Burr an habitual drunkard? The
question to be answered by the evi
dence as given by the witnesses and the
law without regard to any mans
quirks or whims on the temperance
question" Citing authorities of
the Pennsylvania supreme court as to
what constituted haluual drunkenness
Mr. Ilawley went ou to state that the
evidence of persons who claimed to
have seen Dr. Burr while he was seri
ously intoxicated or drunk, aud the
testimony of people who had met him
when he was not visibly Intoxicated,
did not necsssai'ily conflict. B th might
be right. Witnesses who swore that
they met hiui wheu he did not show
that he had been driukiug could not
be said to contradict witnesses who
testified to seeing him on other occa
sions when he was drunk.
The jury was oiU a little over two
hours, and then returned a verdict that
Dr. Burr was, on and a year previous
to Dec 20, an habitual drunkard. That
his real estate is worth $100,000, with a
yearly value of $7,000 It will cot
$3,000 a year to maintain the property,
and that his personal propsrty is worth
$2,000 Tint he is 66 years of age, and
that his heirs and next of kin are his
wife, Lydia Burr; his daughter, Lois
M. Burr, aged 18 years, and his daugh
ter, Natalie Burr, aged 8 years.
THEV HAD TO BE DISCHARGED.
Jurors in First Case Tried Before Judge
Edwardi Could Not Agrae.
The jury in the first case tried be
fore Judge Edwards failed to agree,
and had to be discharged yesterday
morning from further consideration
Miss Bridget O'Malley of Carbondale
was the plaintiff, and she sued Frank
Carpenter to recover a wage claim of
The jury retired about noon on Mon
day, but Its members could not aeree
that Carpenter should pay tbe $9,75.
They wrestled with the problem until
late at night, slept on it and resumed
the battle yesterday morning, but with
Miss O'Malley had four ardent cham
pions, who said she should have the
amount of wages she claimed. Eight
jurors were confident she had received
all she was entitled to. A compromise
was talked of, but the jurors thinking
it was a quarter sessions ease, could not
agree upon the disposition of the costs.
At 10 o clock yesterday morning the
jurors filed into court and Judge El
wards told them they bid nothing to
say about tbe costs as they followed tl
judgment. He said the jurors must
try and pass upou the case from the
evidence presented to them.
Tuev tould not do it aud at 11 o'clock
.having so reported were discharged.
TltK great peoplo of this country who
accomplish so much in tbe affairs of lite
havo tbe peculiar fashion of executing
whatever may come to them in tbe line of
action on the spot. There is that pile of
Harper's, Frank Leslie's, YieClure's, Re
view of Reviews, North American, Cen
tury, etc., that you have read. They are
n joy forever, but not a thing of beauty.
Uiir Mr. Schwencker can transform them
so that they will become tbe brightest and
handsomest volumes in your library As
soon as you rend this will you not get all
the numbers together, before they are lost
or soiled, and bring them to Tim TtUBUXt
bindere: A few cents will give yon some
beautiful books that will take the place of
thoBe rough and ragged magazines.
The three pictures, "Telephone Oirl,"
"Good Morning'' nnd "SwiUKing." offered
by The Tkihlne. now brighten hundreds
of homes. 'IbeyeUng men in the offlco
are kept busy dealing out these gems of
Are worth going a long distance to
see. No such collection can be
found nearer than New York or
Philadelphia, and then it is notsur-
passed in the matter of unique and
exclusive designs, or richness,
gj daintiiie.ss and delicacy of mate
j rial. In a word, our Curtain stock
this fall reaches our highest Ideal
eg of what is should be, snd cannot
I fail to meet the approval of rhe
most rellued and artistic tastes.
Yei all this does not mean high
prices. On the controry.t be values
we now offer are submitted for
your inspection. Of course, we' ve
every make, and among them will
be found the very cbi icest crea
tions in Brussels, Irish Point,.Swl8s,
Nottingham aud other Lace Goods;
also the New bnowflake Swiss,
with bilk btripe in contrastiuc
S colore. Also full lines of Silk
S Stripes, Tapestries, etc., made to
I HILL & CONNELLI
Hull & Co.
Hull's Furniture Store
205 AND 207 WYOMING MS,
Dr. Hill Son
Set teeth. ISJOj best set. $8; for pold cars
nnd teeth without plates, called crown and
bridge work, call for pricee and references.
TONAlAilA. tor extracting teeth without
pnin. Ko ether. MO gas.
OVER FIKST NATIONAL BANK.
For Furniture, Etc.
119 FRANKLIN AVENUE
OSCAR WILDE'S PLAY,
Lady Windermere' s Fan
Direction of I'has. rrohuinii.
Performed for 00 nights at Palmer's
Theater. New York.
The greatest social comedy since
Sheridan's "School for Scandal."
Regular pnoes. Sale opens Friday.
Have yon ever Huntington tried
For oysters stewed or oysters
At Lackawanna avenue 413
You'll find tbe nicest yon have
Open Until Midnight
T"' J. - 1 1 .1
q iJiscouni anuweu in
O Cloak and Fur Dept.
Special reduction ou all Winter Goods.
Prices on Millinery cut in
Agency for Dr. Jaeger's Woolen Goods.
Store closes at 6.30 P. M., except Saturdays.
S. C. Snyder, D.D.S.
185 WYOMING AVI'-
M. BROWN'S BEE HIVE,
224 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.