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T1JE SCRANTOi TRIBUNE b hi DAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2, 1894.
I THE SCRANTON SUPPLY
AND MACHINERY CO.
. FIRE INSURANCE
2Q Wyr Avenue
I II DENVER BOOMER
S A History or Ibe BusiQ3ss Career of Humph
HE RIVALLED MONTE CRISTO
Ho Began Life as a Young Men's
Christian Association Secretary,
Speculated in Western Real Estate
and Made a Fortune Scrantonians
Become Acquainted With His Stand
ing in a Forcible Way.
08 Penn Ave.
A. B. WARMAN.
HEARS & HAGEN'S,
415 Lacka. Avenue.
Mattings, Rugs, etc.
WILLIAMS & McANULTY.
127 Wyoming Ave.
The poor board will bold a regular meet -lux
The Scranton P resi cl nb will hoUlan im
portant meeting touiurrow eveniug.
The tale of peats for halvini iu "The
Three Ouardatneu" will open this morn
ing, The regular mouthly mealing of Home
managers will be held ibis moruiug at the
usual hour and place.
bartoli (iavouSky who was arrested for
brandishing a Luife ou Penn avenue, was
fined JflO by the major yesterday.
'bief of Police Clerk Hjbert J. Simp
son will today prepare a correct report
of i lie arrests made doting the month of
The Winter Circus at Wonderland this
week Is attracting general attention, and
many people from out of the city daily
attend the performance.
The Manola-ilasou company will present
"Friend Frit. ' at the Academy this oven
lug. The company is the same that made
such an emphatic success here laat October.
John Nanery, of (treat Bend, u brake
man on the Delaware and LiiCtfuwannii
road, was yesterday upaeezed between
curs. He was removed to the Moses Tay
The depositions of i.ncien Bird.sr-vo and
(leorge 0. Genet, taken in New York iu
the case of the Delaware and Hudson
(anal company against, Augusta U. Genet,
were tiled with Protuouatory Pryor yes
terday. A party of fifty young ladies and gentle
men will accompauy the Nanticoku cham
pions to see the game of basket ball be
tween thani and the Young lien's Chris
tian association, of this city, iu the gym
nasium. Kham-A-Sania, tho man-monkey, sup
posed to be the connecting link between
the human race and theauimal kiugdoni
ll attracting large crowds at tho Eden
Musee. A first-class show is given in the
II, M. Ruddy, charged with neglect of
duty by Lieptity Factory Inspector J. Ow-
i.". iu falling to place tire escapee on a
building on Lackawanna avenue tbat be
rents for factory purposes, settled the
CMC yesterday, tie paid the costs and
agreed to place proper tire escapes on the
llarriage licenses wero granted by the
cleric of the courts yesterday to James J.
Jitggins and Mary B. Barrett. Larbondnle;
Thomas Francis White and Kllen Florence
Tighe, Scranton; Warren iJemblazer,
Jenkins township, aud Cathnriuo Hutb
maker, Kanaom towusbip: Henry IJiohl
aud I .Mini Hticbllng, Scrauton.
The depositions of T. J. Jennings, John
Cawley, B. B. Megargee, John (iafl'ney, H.
J. Burke, P. F. Ryan. W. S. Hulalander,
Thomas Bushnell, John W. Wylie, Dr, A.
K. Burr and J. 0, Alexander, taken by
CoromiHsioner 0. W. Dawson, with regard
to the alleged habitual drunkenness of Dr.
A. E. Burr, were Hied witb Protbouotary
Important to Business Men.
Til Tribune will aoou publish a care
fully compiled and classified list of the
leading wholesale, banking, manufactur
ing and professional Interests of Scranton
aud vicinity. The editiou will be bound
iu book form, beautifully illustrated with
photogravure views of our public build
ings, business blocka.atreets,etc. The circu
lation is on a plan that cannot fail of good
results to tbose concerned as well an the city
at large. Representatives of Tub Tmuu.nic
will call upon ruotiK -whose names
re dksihed In this edition and explain
Ite nature more fully. We trust our uva
Businkss men will give it their hearty
Those desiring views of their residence) '
In this edition will please leave notice at
I The announcement of the arrest of
j Ilumtilirey Cbamberlin, president of
tho Cimuiberlin Investment company,
which appeared In Thk TRIBUNE yes-
tarda)', uroused considerable comment
about the city, Many victims of the
Chamberlin syndicate naturally read
j with satisfaction the intelligence that
the head of the concern is in a fair way
to receive bis just deserts. The history
of the Chamberlins will form quite uu
H Ll. Cbamberlin began in the real
estate buHlueas in Denver in a small
way about tea years ago. nftrward
taking iu bis brothers, A. W. and
The linu boeatuo the Cbamberlin In
vestment company about four or five,
years ago, the three brothers holding
all the stock but a few shares in the
hands of clerk. The stock of Hum
phrey B. was pheuomeuulty large tivj
years ago. Dun rated him at more
than a million, witb unlimited credit.
He atd Arthur W. eseh bad put up
splendid homes in the heart of Capitol
IIEI D EXALTED POSITION?,
Until two years ago II. B. Chatnbar
lin was president of the Denver cham
ber of commerce and board of trade,
and for a time he waa president of the
j Young Men's Christian association, in
wuicn no was very active, to Trinity
Methodist church, of Denver, one of
tb finest in the 1' nlted States, he gave
$30,000 iu cash, and was largely instra
mental in securing the rust of the
money. To Denver university, a Meth
odist institution, he presented a giant
telescope, which bear bis name and is
supposed to have cost $30,000. He
gave large sums of money to pub'ic
and educational purposes, and un
doubtedly made a hnge fortune out of
Denver real estate. On his trips to
England he nlwars lectured at tho an -nual
Young Menu Christian associa
tion conventions and similar gather
ings, and be is one of the best known
Americans in the midland counties,
from which ho drew several millions.
But Cbamb'rlin's ambition carried
him too far. His Denver succeis caused
him to reach out into almost every city
from Galveston and Fort Worth to
Tacnma and S;attle. The chief office
of the company here is the finest pri
vate office in the city and it was
crowded with clerks. When western
real estate became inactive about two
years ago Cbamberlin was caught with
all sails spread He staved off disaster
for a year by rem lining in England
and financiering, and at one time had
practically closed au issue of bonds
based on the property of the company
which would have carried hiui through.
It was for three millions. At the last
moment it failed. More than a year
ago the company assigned with
many millions of liabilities.
THE BRANCH OFFICES.
Cliutnberlin had branch .-ftf-M at
New York, Rochester, Fort Worth.
Scrauton, Detroit, Utica, San Antonio
and Corpus Chriaii, Texas, and in Lon
don and Nottingham, England.
The Chamberlin schemes were
boomed in Scranton by an individual
by the name of Newman, who claimed
to have been a Young Men's Christian
secretary in days of yore. Mr. New
man came to this city about two years
ago and succeeded in iuterestjtig sev
eral prominent people in the basinets,
To outward appearances hie mission
to Scranton was solely for the benefit
of the people interested in Young Men's
Christian association work. The
Chamberlin's had formerly been in
the work. They had made fortunes in
the west and had sent representatives
abontthe country to give Y'oung Men's
( InrUtian association people and their
friends a chance to secure apartments
upon the ground thor.
After the business was fairly under
way it was noticed that the syndicate
became more and more liberal and
seemed willing to give all Scranton an
opportunity to become wealthy. Tbe
local agents of the couoern studied the
colored maps and beautifully prepared
circulars and became so impressed with
the lucid explanations of the modns
operandi of rapid wealth gettiug that
they were ready to make affidavits to
the truthfulness of every paragraph.
CHILDREN ARE STARVING.
Sad Case of Destitution Ditcaastd by the
The Board of Associated Charities
held a meeting last evening. There
were present Colonel Hippie, William
T, Smith, T. .1. Kelly, T. J. Moors and
Mayor Connell. Colonel Ripple pre
sided and T, J. Kelly was secretary
Treasurer Smith In hie report of the
finances acknowledged the receipt of
$.'00.15 during the past week, lire,
Duggnc, agent for the society, report
ed a total of forty-live cases investi
gate I since tbe previous meeting. Of
thia number twenty-eight were found
to be worthy and were given assist
ance. Seventeen were unworthy and
were, consequently, dismissed,
The case of Maggie and John
O'Kourke of Twenty-first street, was
discussed at length. Both are disso
lute characters and their two children
are gradually sturviug to death. Tbe
matter was referred to the cnild sav
ing committee with intructious to act
us the committee saw lit. There la a
statute making It a misdemeanor for a
man to neglect bis family and O'Hourke
will probably be arrested under this
act and the children placed in some
Mr. and Mrs. John Rowland Tried for That
Offense Before Judge Guoster.
TESTIMONY HEARD IN THE CASE
Chief of the Fire Department Ferber
Says He Found Three Fires Were
Kindled in the House Occupied by
the Rowlands Furniture and Cloth
ing Had Been Removed - Other
Cases ot the Day.
Miss Dale, of Jefferson avenno, en
tertained a number of her friends nt
a progressive party on Wednesday, af
ternoon. Those present were: Mrs.
Frank Jemvn, Mrs. Dale, Mrs Myrou
B. Kasson, Miss Ruth Dale, Miss Sue
Jerinyn, Miss Emma Jertnyn, Miss
Grace Kingsbury, Miss Blair, Mrs.
George Jerinyn. Mis Oilmore, Miss
Eloise Oilmore, Miss Yard ley, of EiBt
Orange, N. J. ; Miss Bell, of Columbns,
Miti. ; and Miss Adams, of Vermont.
Mrs. Osorge M. Hallstead of Cjuincy
avenue, will give a tea this afternoon
to a number of her friends It will be
followed by a card party in the even
ing. Miss Sue Jermyn and Miss Bell of
Colnmbus, Miss., will attend at dam e
at Hurrisburg this evening.
Mr. Frank E. Piatt will entertain
friauds at a thimble party tomorrow
afternoon in honor of her sister.
KINO WORDS OF FRIENDS.
They canvassed tho city thoroughly
and succeeded in gatberiug nearly foil,
000 to swell tbo fund of a land pool at
Pueblo, Col. The amounts contributed
to the enterpriae by different citizens
ranged from $100 to $5,000. Tbe lurg
est lump received by the Scranton
agents was a check for the latter sum
given by Frederick Loudin, the mana
ger of the Fisi;o University Jnbilee
The local investors were hopeful un
til the failure of the Chauiberlins was
announced last summer. The pirties
in this state who had been nipped by
the failure that rendered their land
stock worthless for the time, held a
meeting some time ago with a view to
taking action against Cbamberlin after
the manner of Mr Paisley. The ma
jority of the investors, however, did
not feel like throwing away more cash
and the efforts to stoure ooncerted ac
tion against the investment company
' ' ,
Bkuis'nko February 1 DeWitt will pre
sent every tenth person to the amount ot
one doiien Cabinet Photos, a IU by 'JO gen
uine hand worked Crayon free of charge.
No coupons and no compulsion to buy a
frame. We give from one to three every
day. Y'ou will surely be the lucky person.
s mninmin iinni nniinnii
FOUR of tlieae COl'PONS, pre
sented at The Tribune "Oliice, cor
ner I'enu avenue aud Spruce street,
entitles the holder In all the prlv
Uegu of tho unparalleled ofl'ers
for dlsli-lltutlng popular books
niiiotig our render. The offers lumle
by The Tribune management are
18 CBNTI and Voat Coupons for
any vol unit, tn tb Celuuibua le
vies. Over 100 titles lo select from.
73 itnri Four Coupons for n 10
volume set of Ulckeus cuuiplete
'iOCFNTSnnd Four Couuons for
any buok In the ltugby bene.
fioCFNTSand Four Coupon! fur
any book in the Oxford Series.
ll will b) most arenable new-; to the many
PittHtoti fritindsof Livy S. Rloblrd, who for
two years was a valued member ot the Ga
zette stuff to learn liitt tie has been mad
managing editor of tbe Sckaxton Tbtbc n c
with fun obarae of the editorial a id neWJ de
partments, taking tbe place vacated by Dr
Leete. Sino leaving Pitt.stou, Mr. Richard
has spent two years in the service of the
TroycN. Y.) Daily Times, ou of tbe strong'
eat Republic an newspapers of the country, as
editorial writer, and for tbo past two years
bo has been engaged as associate editor of Tlie
TBXBCNK. These years of valuable expert
ence, coupled with brilliant talents particul
arly well. adapted to newspaper work, con
tribute to make Mr. Richard's selection for
this rea.iousible new position most a propri
ate, and ail who are acquainted With him and his
capabilities congratulate the directors nf the
thibl'nl company on tho wisdom displayed
In advancing one Who has proved himself so
worthy of confidence and esteem. As tbe
Journal on which Mr. Richard dij his fust
newspaper work in this section, the Uizstte
takes pride iu noting the success which lie la
achieving in bis . hosen profession aud extends
An Enlarged Otp vt unity.
i"tiu H:i,rf ftecorrf.
Mr Richard is one of the bast editorial
writers in the slat und has already left his
Imprest upon the pages of TllL TBI hint.
with the enlarged opportunities thuiafforded
him he will b ' enabled to give still further
evidence of b e talent. Wo do not know wsich
to congratulate Mr. Blohard or 'fai Taia-
BBC, Each is equally deserving of our warm
Editor Laetu's Acknowledgment.
A im N. I.eeto yes'o-dty n sormd as editor
Of thoBCBANTOM TbIBUBK. lie will luetic
eeeded by I, ivy 8, Richard, Dr Lsets'a late
associate. Mr. Richard Is a young man of
high literary attainments, untiring energy,
with positive views and a vaulting ambition,
and will k-ep Thl 1'kiui Nt up I jits pies "it
waited standard, Wo wish him aUtheeao'
cess he deserves
Standi in the Front Rank.
IJvy S. Richard has beoonw, thl editor of
theSOBARfOM Tn i ii ink and Is giving abun
dant evidence in Its columns of his ability and
Journalistic experience, Thk Taiauaa is a
new paper, lull it stands iu tho front rank
anion.; the daily papers of the state, and under
thedlrec ion of its new eiitor It is destined
to still furtlisr advancement .
It Occupies a High Position
I. ivy S. Richard, the brilliant newspaper
writer and versatile essayist, who numbers
many w inn trie id, in this eitv. has Within
tin past fun-days bien appoint .'1 uunairiug
lltorofthe HrntNTJN TMBDBI, of walcb
Joarnal he hM bsen niaociute editor for the
past two years. TBI 1 in BUM : o e cup es a
high position iu the list of iulaui Republican
dallies, aud under ih talented direction of
Mr. RicUard it is bound to acquire still further
popularity aud much greater power.
The Bast Scranton Papsr.
I, ivy Richard has been called to the chair
of mauagtngedltorof the Bcbabtom Tbibubb.
in the place of Dr. Leete, ami it Is a deserved
advancement and recognition of a worthy
work T and excellent writer. Mr Richard haa
helped to direct Thb Taiapyi into m , high
standard and psjpular favor It now' ooCBples,
aud his labors, now tbat they ure unrestricted,
will llud butter play Iu shiiping the course of
thu best morning paper In metropolian Mcrau
ton. Mr. Richard enjoys public oonfidenoc
and esteem in a m irked degre and haa
achieved well Won sue es, iu his profession by
deserving It and by the BXerolM of rare taot
The Rapubllo Saving
and Loan association, of New York, hav
ing sold over QM shares of its stock iu
Scranton, has called a meeting for Friday,
Feb. '-. at 4 p. in , nt ita ofilco, Dime Buuk
building, for the purpose of electing offi
cers and directors. New shares will also
be offered for sale. F. B. 1 as,., manager
agency department, and L. O, Uadd, gen
eral manager, will be present and explain
tbe plan and purposes of tbe aesoclaliou.
Come aud bring come one with you.
Basket Ball, Bnturdny nlght.Nauticoke
Champions va. Youug Men's Cbrialiau aa
Bociatiou. Chaira can be reaerved for this
DkWitt gives a Crayon free of charge to
every tenth person ordering one dozen
Photos. Y'ou will be the lucky peraon.
Parlora Slti Lackawanna avenue.
"How to buy kitchen goods cheap.
Battln & Co. 'a ad, this page.''
John Rowland and his wife, Mrs.
Mary Rowland, were tried before Judge
Ounster yeaterday charged with hav
ing on Oct. 11 last set tire to a bouse on
Albright avenue owned by Edward C.
Dimmick, which they oocupiad under
a lease. It is alleged that the building
was fired to enable th Rowlands to
collect on a policy nf $370 issued by the
Iron City Mutual Firu Insurance Com
pany of Pittsburg on the furniture aud
personal effects of the Rowlands, Colo
net F. J. Fitzsimmons aud Attorney 0.
II. Soper defended them and District
Attorney Kelly represented the com
monwealth. H, F. Ferber, chief of
the tire department, was the prosecu
tor. Oeora H. Merritt, the agent of tbe
Iron City Mutual Fire Insurance com
pany, was the tirat witness called. He
said that on Spt. 93, Wii, his com
pany issued a policy on the personal
effects and furniture of the R iwlands
for sotO On Oct. 4. 1893, the tire and
consequent distraction of the property
iusured were reported by Mrs. Row
land. He visited the plaoe and found
but little furniture or clothing.
Hi P. Ferber was tho second witness
culie.l. He said that about 5 o'clock
on Oct. II, and alarm of fire was sound
ed. He proceeded to the house of the
Rowlands on Albright avenue ntid
foiiud that the tire was about extin
guished, with the exception ot a blazs
iu a cupboard behind tbe kitchen stove,
which be put out with au extinguisher,
THRU ITRES POUND,
Tbo chief then made an examination
of tbe premises, and besides the fire iu
the kitchen found there had been a nre
close to tlie base board in a room on
tho second lloor, and another under a
a table in the parlor on the first floor.
In thia Inst room tables were piled one
upon the other, and on top ot them was
a chair topped uy a piece or noaru
which was close to the ceiling
Under the table was a pick of papers
saturated with kerosene oil, but they
seemed to be placed so close together
that they could not burn. After tho
loose edges were charred tho fire burned
itself out. He could discover no con
nection between any of the three tires.
They were entirely separate, one from
tho other. Part ot tho furniture and
clothing bad apparently bim removed
from the house. ;
Chief Ferber's testimony was corrob
orated with regard to the apptaranois
of the three rooms in which tires went
discovered by A. K Detweiler, O. P
Miller and Jacob K. Smith members of
Are companies that were at .the houso
on the day of the fire.
Mrs Mary English and Mrs. Mary
Brown, hen mother, testili nl that on
the day of the fire they noticed that
lace ctirtai ns had b;en ram ived from
the windows aud that s aim of the fur
niture had been removed from the
WANTED MORE INSURANCE.
J. D. Evans, an insurance agent,
swore that a few days before the fir-t
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland called upon
him and told him they wanted to have
their furniture insured right away,
lie promised to call at their house, but
neglected todo bo. C. Q. Bolanl, an
other insurance mm, said the Row
lands wanted him to insure their fur
niture a short time before the tire, but
he told them he could not write a pol
icy for tham for leas than $300
William Brown testithd that on the
day of the fire he noticed smoke issu
ing from the Kowland bousa. He op
ened the kitchen door and saw a fire
behind the stove. All of the doors and
windows of the house were closed.
After seeing the fire he rushed off aud
had the alarm soun led. With Browu's
teatitnonv i h prosecution rested.
John Rowland was the first witness
called by the defense. He said that he
was employed all day in the Mt.
Pleasant mine and did not return home
until after the fire hud been extin
guished. He explain" i the Hires ap
parently distinct fires by saying that
the lire from tun kitc.ien crop: arounu
into the front room and then worked
up to tho secoud flior. All of his fur
niture und clothing was in the nouse
when he left in tue morning, and such
aa was not burned he saw about, thu
house and yard after tho fire.
MKS ROWLAND'S STORV.
Mrs. Kowland was next called . She
said that on the afternoon of the fire
she had been out the yard in tha rear of
tlio house digging potatoes About au
hour before) it broke out she was last
in the house. She left tho front and
rear doors open aud several of the win
dows were raisad. She said that all
of her furniture and effects were iu the
house and yard ufter t iia lit'?. N'ouo of
them bad been carrlod away in ad
vance Mrs. Rowland had a little babe with
her in court. Shasaid that herself,
husband and child have been in jail ever
since i let. 4 Since that time two of
her children, who were committed to
oue of tbe homes for c'.iildren in this
city after her arrest, have died. Sao
Rhed copious tears when relating this
fact to the jnry.
Oley Tuompion swore that Rowland
was employed by him as a laborer in
the Mt. Pleasant mine on the day of
the fire. He left him iu the miue at 2
p. m. on that day and did not see him
again until aftor the fire had been ex
tinguished when he observed him re
turning from work.
rt'RNlTl'RE PII.LD CP.
lie saw tlie furniture piled up in the
front room and took it down aud dis
tributed it about. It looked bad, be
said, to see the furniture piled up, as
pe pi might think the house was set
ou nre. The bovs who came into the
house after the fire piled up the furni
ture ugain, and it was in that condi
tion when Chitf .Ferber nrrived. Mr.
Thompson said he helped to extinguish
the fire and that it was out half an
hour before the firemen arrived.
"You say the tire was extinguished
before the lire companies arrived?"
nsknd Mr. Fitzsimmons.
"Yes, sir," promptly replied Mr.
"That's tbe usual wny," commented
"Well, I believe you a member of
Hook and Ladder company." retorted
District Attorney Kelly, and the mat
ter was allowed to drop.
The defense rested and Attorney So
per called the attention of the court to
the fact that it had not been shown
that tlieroissucli an organization as tho
Iron City Mutual Life Insurance com
piny which tbe defendants are charged
with burning tbe building for the pur
pose of defrauding.
FACT NOT MATERIAL.
Judge Gnnsler ruled that tbe fact
was not material, as the issuing and
acceptance of the policy was sufficient
for tbe purposes of tbe case. Mr. Su
per then began his closing address to
the jnry. His remarks for several
minutes were directed to the lniurauce
company and George H. Merritt. whom
he handled without gloves. Finally
District Attorney Kelly interfered and
islted tbat Mr. Siper be compelled to
confine his r-marks to the oaee at issue
Mr. Merritt, who hail been turning
white aud crimson by turns undsr tin
caustic remarks of Mr. Super, thought
it a good time to enter a protest and
jumping to bis feet witb outstretched
hunds he demanded justice. Judge
Ounster's gavel promptly reminded
him that bo was out of or ler, and two
tipstaffs shoved him down into a chair.
Mr. Soper said tbat he Would confine
his animadveriious to thecaas and pro
ceeded. He commented unfavorably on
the fact that a certain paper had been
served on Rowluud lu his cell in the
county jail Wednesday night by the
mk. BOPBR called DOWN'
This statement brought the dislr ict
attorney again to his feet and this
time it waa plain to see that he was
angry. Addressing Judge Ounster he
"1 would like to have the cmrt in
struct this gentlemati to stop lying
about this ease to the jury."
He then proceeded to inform Mr.
Soper that no paper of nny kind had
been served bv him on Rowland at
the county jail. The argument was
proceeded with but until it closed
Mr. Soper continued to express
himself freely concernlug the in
snranoa company aud its agent
Mr. Merritt. The latter be re
ferred to as a "very bright, very smooth
and very garrulous young men who
jnmpt up and interferes witu the ad
ministration of justice."
In opening his address to the jury
Mr. Kelly said he would uot attempt to
answer Mr. Ssper's arzumsnt for if be
did he would nay nothing about the
case ;is Mr. Sopsr had kjpt entirely
aloof from the facts
MR, KELLY CRITICISES.
"There ia one man at this bar," c in
tinued tho district attorney, "who do
not seem to be able to stick to the facts
in a case and stand before a jury and
tell the truth. SUybe you can guess
who that attorney is." He then pro
ceeded to show where Mr. Sjper had
made many misleading statements dur
ing his address.
William ltowiand, son or Jo in low
land, was indicted for the same off en is
as his parents, but did not uppjar for
trial. Judge Ounster directed that he
be included in the triad, but as there was
no evidence co connect him with the
trial, be will bo acquitted. At 5 o'clock
Judge Gunster finished his charga and
tbe jury retired.
In court room Xo. yesterday morn
ing tbe trial of StanasWus 'Zdinski for
burglary was reumed. The defense
was tbat ZjHmM and a companion
were passing Rica's house on Maple
street ou tin night of July 3 Rica
rushed out and grabbai him. anl Bilt
hasaar Barber, another Italian, mide
threatening nourishes with a kuife.
A RUSH FOR JUSTICE.
Zalinski was roughly handled bsfore
he escaped and Rica, knowing that he
would be arrested for the breach of thi
ptaoe, hastened to have . Inula ar
rested on a trumpsd up charge of bur
glary. At 3 o'clock the case was given
to the jury, but a verdict had not baen
returned up to the tiin court a lj nun
ed. Immediately afterward Berber and
K:ca were put on trial charged with
assault and battery by Zsllnskl
A verdict of not guilty was reported
yesterday innrniug in the c.ne of I 1
ward Loughlin and Anthony L ng
charged with feloniously wouniing
Prof. J. E. Hawker.
A nolli prosequi was entered on piy
msnt of tlie costs iu the cass of Otto
Sohno charged with aggravated as
sault and battery by Jacon Sonne.
IT IS STILL
Tho Pole Tax Ordiauaaca Was Not Before ibe
fUW RAILROAD RULES.
They Went Into fEffsot on tbe Jaraay
Ceatial Roxi Ysatirday.
The new rules and regulations for
the government of tbe Jersey Central
employes luvebsei isamd, and wo it
into effect yesterday. The same rules
will also be adopted by the Lehigh
Valley and all eastern lines.
The principal changes from existing
rules on the Central are as follows-.
Green Hags au 1 lights will be use 1
on the rear ends of trains asiuirkers,
instead of red, as now. Nijht trains
wili also carry two red lights at dan
ger signals iu addition to the green
South bound trains will have unlim
itel right of way over north bound
trains of the same class.
Five blasts from the locomotive
whistle will call ths fliguian baok, in
stead of eight as now. Three long
blasts when the train is running is a
signal that the train has pmel.
The cord signals ou passenger trains
will be one blast to start, tw to s'o;),
three to atop at uext station When
the train is standing two blasts are
signal for tlie engiueer to call in the
As the new rules require tin more
frequent use of the whistle, engineers
should ponder well rule Go, which says:
"The unnecessary use of whistle is
prohibited; when necessary iu nhiftiug
at stations and iu yards, the eugitie
ball should be rung, and the whistle
ussd only when require I by rule or
law, or when necestiry to prevent accident."
DIR. GR1ER WANTED TO INSIST
As There Was No One to Ins'st on It
Could Not Be Done- Mr. Golden
Objected to Turning Detective An
other Ordinance Will Be Ready to
Be Reported on at Monday Night's
That Browning ordinance, taxing
telegrap'i, telephone and electric light
and street cur poles $1 each has uot
yet materialized. It was confidently
asserted .by persons interested in the
ordinance that it would ba in its
proper box last night waiting for the
license committee of thi common
council to act upon it, but it was not.
At 8 o'eloek laat night Chairman
Jamaa J. Grier aaaambled his commit
tee, consisting of T. II Golden, Mor
gan Sweonoy, Daniel P. Battle and
Flenry Williams, and proceeded to dis
cuss the situation. Ho told them that
the ordinance they met to consider had
been stolen and wanted to know what
they would do about it.
Mr. Sweeney thought that the only
thing they could do would be to in
ntruct the chairman of tbe committee
to collaborate with the city. solicitor
and evolve another ordinance tbat
would take the place of tbe one stolen.
This suggestion met with apDroval,
but Mr. Willftms did not think it
could be doue while the lost, strayed or
stolen ordinanoe was wandering about
the city in some one's inside vest pock
et. The other meiubera of the com
mittee, except Mr. Grier, did not
think it mattered much where it wand
ered to, as it did not prevent another
ordinance from being drafted.
OltlLR WANTED THE ORDINANCE
Mr. Grier said he thought the com -mittee
should insist on the ordinance
being produced, but Mr. Golden was
unable to discern anything to insiBt on
as there was absolutely nothing before
the committee. Mr. Grier again
claimec tbe attention of the committee.
"There ure two members of the com
mon council," he stid, as he slowly
closed his left eye and then deliber ately
opened it ugain, "who have pub
licly stated that they are in favor
of a $1 ordinanoe aud for that reason
they voted to kill the ordinance taxing
peles 50 cents euch. Now 1 believe iu
giving these gentlemen au opportunity
of moving for reconsideration of that
ordinance and then ameudiug it to read
$1 per pole. If they refnsa to do so let
us have an ordinance ready to report
aud see that the council pisses upon it
without delay. "
Mr. Golden again reminded Mr.
Grier that there was nothing before
the committee an 1 th chairman re
plied: "There was something before
us hut it was stolen from us and it is
nnr duty to find oat where it went "
Mr. Golden then suggested that, the
city appropriates mouev for detective
service and can hardly expect its
councilman to become Monsieur Le
coqs. NOTHING WOULD BE SAFE.
"If we let this matter go everything
that goes to committees will be stolen,"
declared Mr. Grier. "iliats the easiest
way of killing an ordinance if allowed
and tolerated by tbe councils."
It was decided to have another meet
ing of the committee before Monday
night's council meeting, and if the
ordinance haa not then materialized
another will be substituted for it iu
case those who favor a $1 tux on polls
refuse to racousider and ninsnd the
fifty cent ordiuHnce.
Ellsworth Drvief, one of the council
men referred to as favoiing a $1 tax,
said after the committee adjourned
that be would not assist in reconsider
ing the old ordinanae but will give the
$1 tax ordinauce his most earnest sup
port. He declared that it will be passed
by the councils.
J. W. Browning, the father of the
last ordinance, served uotice on the
common couucil before it adjourned
last night that if lit ordinance does
not make its appearauco by Monday
night he will introduce a similar measure.
"The best laid schemes of mice and
men gaag aft aglee."
It was our intention to retain our old
store in the Burr building long enough
to close out several lines of goods that
we are not gopig to handle in future.
But as it has been leasod to Mr. Proth
eroe from the first of February we will
bo compelled to put prices on tho goo la
that will sell them quick. We will
bring them over to our new store as
fast as neoded und there sell them for
what they will bring. For instano9,
we offer Shoe, worth 41, at 39o. t
I Shoos worth ftl, ju.ot 80a ; Wood Pipes,
I worth 1 5a, at Hair Brushes, worth
I ISO., at 30. ; 5-pouud pails Preserves,
worth ,'iOc, at 10c ; 5-pound pails
i Apple Butter, worth 40a, at lOo. ; sev
eral brands of Baking Powder. pound
, tins, worth 80a, at i:. ; j-pound tins.
I worth 10c, nt3a,&3., &C. If you wni.t
a bargain, come to us. We can give it
to you in almost any line.
The Scranton Cash Store,
1 2b' and 128 Washington Ave.
Second Qlat-lct Republlcaua.
pursuance of u resolution of the
-landing committee nf tbe Republicans of
the Second Legislative district, a conven
tion w ill be held iu the arbitration room
at the court bouse, city of Scranton, on
Tuesday, l-'eb. 13. 1SD4, at S o'clock p. m.,
for the purpose of electiug oue delegate to
represent aaid district at tbo state conven
tion to be held at llarriaburg, Pa., on
Wedueadav. May "3, 1S94. Vigilauce oom
mitteea will bold primaries on Saturday,
Feb, lb, between tbo hours of 4 and 7 p. m.
W. S. HtLLAB, Chuirman.
A. J. Kota, Secretary.
Scranton, Pa., Jau. at), 1804,
Third District R publicans.
Pursuant to a resolution of tbe standing
committee of the Republicaua of thu
Third legislative district, n convention
will be held in the arbitration room in the
court boiiBe, city of Scranton, ou Tuesday,
Feb. 6. 1SU4, at 'J o'clock p. m., for the
purpose of electiug one delegate to repre
sent said district at the state convention
to be held lu Harriibutg ou Wednesdav,
Vigilance committees will hold primaries
on Saturday, Feb. 3, 1SW, between tbe
hctirs of 4 aud 7 p. in.
K. J. NuRTiiur, John IIcCrIBDLB,
Secrotary. Pres. Pro Tern.
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 37, IS'.U.
Best Sets of Teeth, $S.oo
Including tbe painless extracting
f teeth by uu entirely new pn
S. C. Snyder, D.D.S.
tao WioMlNU AVli
Special: good February
Copper Boilers, $2.00
Wringers, . . $1.90
Sea estru display of Agate and
Blue and White Ware at prices
never thought of.
HENRY BATTIN & CO.
j'saiel '"vtSN Cheap
Dr. Hill & Son
f-'et teeth. M0; best set, 3": for gold caps
ard teeth w.thout plates, called crown aud
bridge work, call for pricea and references.
TON ALtilA, lor extracting teeth without
pain. No ether. No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Have you ever Huntington tried
For oysters stewed or oysten
At Lackawanna avenue 413
You'll find tbe nicest you have
Open Until Midnight.
Eureka Laundry Co.
Cor. Linden St. and Adams Ave.
Cocai Hol'SB SQUAXSV
All kinds of Laundry work guaranteed
This Week Special Bargains
LADIES' FELT AN 0 CLOTII-1'lll M II I Ii
I I LOBS, Lie. each.
4:. no.HN LADIBsV ronsKTs. Our reg.
legulartO.v artlelo. One we have built a
reputation OA. On Monday wo sell them for
.".It IIOZKN WOOLEN MITTS, just tho
thing for school ehildieu-ull trots, Mon
day 8c. a pair.
88 DOZEN ROTS' WAISTS--Dark colors,
trail made, Foulard riotu. Worth 25c, lion-
LADIES' SKAT. I'LVSB BAfQCE
Full length, satiu lined Kogulur price, $1"
Wn don't want to carry them over tins'!
aeusai. Monday we offer them for ail) au
:o SEAL I'MISU
SACQ1 i:s. Mouduy
13 DOZES BOYS' SIIU PLUSH TL It
B IX 0.4 PS-Pull baud, satin lined. The
regular price Is We. Ou Monday they fu
LADIES' I N rBDIIIED
18 DOZEN men s BILK EI.L'SII WIND
sK 04 Pf. Price $1 and 11.38, On Monday
OLOVRS, 40 dozen Men'a Leather Front
QlOVeS, wool wrist, lined throughout. A
tlrst-class working glove. Were W and 6 Jo.
On Monday 38c.
DB JAKQ.EB I NUEUWEAR tSliahtly
Imperfect, at a reduction of 15 per cent, from
;:. PBB CENT. D1SCOLVT allowed ii
Oloak, Km and Millinery Department.
BROWN'S BEE HIVE
224 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.