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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Tbe Battle Between Strikers and Bituminous
Operators Becomes More Serious.
GOVERNOR PATTISON RIDICULED
His Visit to Houtzdale Attributed to
Political Reasons The Miners Pre
sent an Unbroken Front and the Op
erators Equally Determined Arbi
tration N6t Desired by Either Side.
Mining to Be Resumed If a Deputy
Is Required to Guard Each Work
man. Philadelphia. May 28.
1 f 0 concessions. DO arbitration and
l a deputy for every miner and a
y deterraiuatioti to resume mining
Ju was the result of the meeting
here this afternoon of the coal operat
ors cf the bituminous regions of Clear
fmld, Broad Top and Beech Creek.
The iueetiu wns held in the office of
the Berwiud-White Coal company and
at out three-fourths of the operators of
the region were present in person or
by representatives. L J. Berwlnd, of
New York, president of the Berwind
White Coal company, presided.
When the meeting convened the first
snlj'ft that came under discussion
was the Ignoring by the miners of the
notice that toJay would be tho last day
they would he received back to work.
The unbroken front presented by the
miners was considered by many of tbe
operators to increase the gravity of the
situation and the necessity for active
measures. There was a sentiment in
the meeting in favor of granting some
concessions iu tho matter of wages, but
us this would involve the ncoznizinir
of the miners' union, against which the
operator! were as a unit in their oppos
ition, the suhject was not discussed to
uny great length.
Governor PattilOni visit to the
Houlzdale region and his proposal to
the minors to suggest arbitration was
pubsed lightly over by tho mooting and
lot governor's action was generally
attributed us being for political eifeot.
inu meeting nnaiiy put aside the
consideration of every question except
resumption, and that was thoroughly
discussed from every point of view.
The discussion resulted in tho deter
mination to resume work and if neces-
aery to protect every miuor desiring to
worK wun a 'lepniy. ine question ot
where the labor to resume work with
was to come from presented u serious
The idea of bringing negroes Into the
region was disposed as inpracticable as
they would not only have to be brought
into contact with the strikers as men
taking their places iu the mines, but
as laborers of a different race, which
it was alleged would add the bitterness
of a race conflict to tbe struggle. Tbe
importation oi laDor also came un hnt
was speedily dismissed, as the immi
gration laws stand as a barrier against
tuch a method.
It was anally decided to advertise
for men among the thousands of nn.
employed of the large cities. A com
mittee of three, whose names could
not be leaned, was appointed to de
vise ways and means for the purposed
resumption. This committee is to re
port within a few days. It is not in
tended to attempt a general resump
tion at once, but to pick out localities
that seem tbe most favorable and
where the opposition will not be so ag
gressive as it would in some othor
places in the district.
Many of the lariio industrial .h.
lishments of Philadelphia had taken
the precaution to lay in a stock of bitu
minous coal, but are rapidly reducing
thai. .,...1 U J 9 .
uvii ikuiiu, mm ma uwiuana lor con
cessions from this source muy still
forte some sort of a compromise.
The Norfolk and Western Railroad
company is reaping a harvest in the
etrike. Its rosd is the prineipal outlet
for the mines in the Pocahontas dis
trict of Virginia, and it has not rBra
enough to transport the coal to the
market Tho company it borrnwin
cars and engines eitensivel v from nthr
roads, and but a few days ago was
loaned five freight cars by the Penn
sylvania Railroad company.
GOVERNOR PATTISON'B POSITION,
Harrisburg, Pa., May 28 The
opera torn in the Clearfield coal district
will be represented before Governor
Pattisou to-morrow by request, to con-
iiner the question or arbitrating the
differences between them and the
miners. Governor Pattison said to
night that the miners will not be re
presented to-morrow as their agree
ment to arbitration has already been
mime puonc. He floes not wish to in
troduce force into the settlement at
the difficulties, and he believes that
arbitration will BDoedilv restore neeea.
which means an earlv resnmntlnn at
Tbe governor disclaims tha nnarmi
that politics has anything whatever to
do with his action aud said be is qnlte
certain that politics cannot enter into
the matter as it now stands. He it de
termined to maintain the 1 aw, ven to
tbe extent of force, but is decidedly of
the opinion that there will be no oooa-
sion for force if both sides will asrae
to arbitration. Furthermore, while he
is averse to acting as arbitrator, yet be
will so act if it will help to a peaoeful
solution of the difficulties.
Judge Craig- Says That members of the
Puryear Hob Should Suffer.
Fiie rial ro the Scranton IWruim.
Stroudsburg, Pa,, May 28. In re
gard to the rsoent lynoblng of Par
year, Judge Craig oharged the grand
jury this afternoon at follows:
It it my duty to call yonr attention
to u mutter f public notoriety that
h is occurred since the last term of
court, a man escaped from the
county jail mid was taken by tome per
eont and hung nntil he was dead.
So far, no arrests have been made,
ind nothing done to find ont who
those pertont were who to openly de-
lied the law. All tbe persons concerned
are liable to the highest form of law.
It was the duty of the grand jury and
court as well to investigate tho matter
so that those wl o trangressed may be
brought to justice.
It would not do in a peaoeable com
munity like this where fairness has al
ready been shown. People must not
take the law in their own hands; if
they do they must suffer for it.
JULIA MARLOWE MARRIED.
As Fanny B. align Shx Weda Tabir, tho
Philadelphia, May 28. Miss Julia
Marlowe, the actress, was married here
today at noon to Robert Taber, form
erly her leading man. Tne inarriugfc
was au exceedingly quiet one, only sev
eral friends of Miss Marlowe being
Mr. Taber appeared at the Hotel
Stenton one day last week ano) prepar
ation for tho wedding took up his
time nntil Saturday, when Mies Mar
lowe arrived from Washington. Mr.
Tuber took out a marriatre license to
wed Fanny Brough, aged 28 years, an
actress by occupation known ns Julta
Marlowe on the stage, und who was
born in Englnnd.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY-
Professor Smith Declines to Send
Any Communication to
Saratoga, N. Y.. May 58. The
Presbyterian general assembly entered
upon the beginning of the end of its
busiuesd today. Il-port of several
committees relating to routine mutters
ouly were rushed through witn little
debate. On motion of Dr. Birch a com
mittee was appointed to answer the
Auburn protest in tbe matter of semi
Several cuses befors the judicial com
mittee from remote Presbyteries and of
local interest ouly, were disponed of.
Dr. Duffleld, of New York, read n
letter from Miss Rachel Lmox Ken
nody, of New York, relating to the ac
tion of the assembly in approving tbe
new Presbyterian House The letter
stated that the sale of tbe Lenox mil
lion was, in her opinion, unjust and
unwise, bnt expressed the hope that
the came of missions would not suffer
by reason of the auitatloa of tbe suh
ject which the Lenox family had
Dr. McCook reported the result of
the conference held with Professor
Smith. He stated that the committee
had called upon Professor Sinitn ut his
hotel in this village. To tho committee
Professor Smith extnnded his oordial
appreciation of the kiudiy motive of
the assembly, but answered that he
was not prepared to send any com
munication to tbe nssembly. He pre
ferred to leave his case in tho hands of
the church. The report was approved.
Tbe committee on church co-operation
and comity, of which Charles I.
Ibompsoo, D D., of New York, is
chairman, aud which has been engaged
for ten years in efforts to establish a
co-operation between denominations in
the conduct of henu missions, was or
dered diicharged oy the geueral assem
bly. This was done on the recommen
dation of the committee on church
polity, to which tho matter was re.
ferred. Hereafter the negotiations will
be carried on by the board of home
missions. The report was adopted un
animously. The finance committee's report of the
accounts of Stated Clerk W. H. Roberts
was approved. This shows a balance
on hand of $84,071, from which tho ex
penset of the year mutt he met. Last
year the disbursements were $48,26(1.
The total amount of principal in tne
hands or the assembly trustees u 1546 -154
The special committee on the duties
of the stated clerk recommended an in
crease of his salary to $3,000 per an
num. This salary is to begin on Sep
tember 80, 1894. Permanent quarters
for the stated clerk are to be arrange 1
for at Philadelphia,
Stated Clerk Roberts is the professor
wno was turned out of the L me semi
nary on account of bis conservative
views on tbe Briggs ease.
the assembly was plnnged into a
fierce political debate over the follow
ing resolution from the report of the
committee on temperance:
"No political party has the right to
expeot the inpport of Christian men
which does not stand committed
against the license system."
the hnstern commissioners moved to
strike this clause from the report.
inoy laid this committed the church
to the Prohibition party.
The motion to strike it ont wus laid
on the table and tbe report with this
clause was adopted.
A number of commissioners asked to
have their names pnt on reeord bs in
dissent to the political portion of the
CONDENSED STATE NEWS.
From Hontnmhnr 94 (,. tha DO (I,,.
State fair will be held at Meadville. '
Commencement week at Dickinson col
lege, Carlisle, will begin next Sunday.
The Decoration day orator at Norris
town will be Congrensman Irving P. Wan
ger. Roberts. Waynes, an Allegheny City
real estate dealer, it Iu jail for forging a
T.nnrMHtnr ritv ami T.onnaafm.
- j nil y
are quarreling over the division of liqaor
Last fivenincr thn innt.lrna nf Mm ,.i.nnin
court were given a dinner at tbe executive
manaiou at narrisDurg.
The Towanda Review says the shipping
of milk from that county to Philadelphia
mm oecomoa couaiueraoie industry.
In n nnirini thn ilAmADra ftnim l... 11...
- - - - - w vui u iuu
flood to its trackx at Johnstown, the Penn
sylvania railroad nan constructed a tem
porary trestle 800 feet long over tbe Cone
WAFTED OVER THE SEA.
Tho czsrowitch has accepted Kaiser
William's invitation to attood the Seutem-
ber maneuvers of the Uermun army.
Dr. J. B. Proda, secretary of the Swiss
legation at Rome, will probably be tbe
new Swiss minister to the United States.
With cantitin. enuiueer and three men
dead from yellow fever, the steamer Nugy
ijojiib arrived at Trieste iroin Kio Janeiro.
Berllu brewers have had to appeal to tin
police to prevent committees of strikers
from forcing access t cellars of Dublie
bouses, In order to strengthen the boycott.
Philadelphia Property Is Dimiged to the Ex
tent of $100,003 by tho Storm.
NOTES OF THE STORM ELSEWHERE
A Cloud Durst Drenches the North
eastern Section of the Quaker City
and Causes Havoc The Reading
Railroad a Heavy Loser by the
Storm -Eridges Destroyed Along
the Line Lightning Plays at Lan
caster. Philadelphia, May 28.
H CLOUDBURST this afternoon
A swept the extreme northenstern
section of this city and the soutb
U U ern portion of Montgomery
couuiy, anil within an hour did dam
age to the amount of $100,000. The
Reading railroad was a heavy suf
ferer by this storm, bad wash
outs blocking three of Its divisions.
James Hall's carpet and yarn mill
on Ariminl street, Montgomery county,
was badly damaged by tho flood of
water. Tbe pattern shop, tno drug
bonne and thn boiler and engine house
were dashed to pieces and strewn across
the railroad track and iuto the creek.
Tho in un building of the mill was
flooded to tho second fl or, and the
many valuable p.ttterus and a nearly
completed order of carpets for Chicago
The loss to this mill is ostimated at
if 1.1, 000 The Rhoddy mills of Churies
K Murklund & Co., adjoining Hall'j
place, were also badly damaged. A
trains engine and boiler homo were
swept away iuto the ereok. The low
here is Hum ited at $3,000.
A stone dam ei(;uteeii feet in height
on Manor creek, which nupplied
William C. Hamilton's paper mill, of
Lafayette, a quartur of a mile away,
was burst by the swelliug stream and
tiie m iss of water swept down through
the mill, completely ruiniug tbe stock.
A row of ten tenements were fboded
to the second fl ior and their occupants
fled for their lives.
Tiie loss on Hamilton mill is esti
mated at $25,000, and the loss on the
tenements will be about $300 apiece.
Theitorm along Mill Crea, in Mont
gomery county, was eipecUHv severe,
and the road was almost obliterated.
A number of bridges were swept away,
seven or eiht shoddy mills along the
bank were flooded to their second floor.
The damage hero could not be ascer
tained, as the road along the creek is
BRIDGES WASHED AWAY.
The Williamsport express, on tho
main line of the Reading railroad, ran
past Hall's mill tracks covered with
two feet of wiitjr an instant before the
wreckage of tho mill was strewn along
the ro.idbd aud two hundred feot of
track washed away. The train had
not run a quarter of a mile3 before it
was brougnt to u standstill by another
washout, and tonight th main lino of
the road Is closed to truflic. Washout
also occurred on the Norristowu branch
and the Plymouth and Oroland divis
ion of the tume brauoh of the Reading
On the Plymouth division a brisgo
and trestle were washed awav. A
landslide blocked tho Schuylkill Valley
division of the Pennsylvania railroad
for two hours. The Norristown branch
of the Reading was repaired tonight
unil trains lor tiie main line are being
sent over Rround the washout.
Reading, Pa May 28. A cloudburst
at Consbohocken caused terrible bavoc
to the Reading tracks near Consbo
hocken. A report reoelved in this citv
tays that tbe Gulf mills, located along
Gulf creek near Consbohooken, were
oompletely demolished by the indden
ruing or the stream this afternoon,
and the debris was carried down on the
main tracks of the Reading company,
completely blockading the road.
the damage is reported as verv creat
and it may take all night to open tbe
road. A new wagon road along the
hill south of Spring Mill washed away,
and the loose rock and earth were car
ried down the side of the hill and cov
ered the tracks to such an evtent that
the trains were brought to a standstill.
Considerable damage wai alto experi
enced on the eatt tide of the river aud
truffle was delayed aeveral hours.
Lancaster, Pa., Mny 28. A violent
atorm passed over Columbia this after
noon, lightning striking the United
ttretnren church. The roof was badly
broken and other dsmace to the amount
of $1,000 done. A number of people in
the vicinity were rendered insensible.
Iu tbe northern part of the county the
ttorm wai very tevere. There wat a
large without on tbe Reading and
Columbia railroad near Reiuhold'e na
tion, the road being carried away for a
KILLED BY TRAMPS.
Hobo Boliived to Havu Been Murdered
by Hie Companions
Worcester, Mats., May 28 The po
lice now believe that John Mahonev.
of Lawrence, who wat found near the
railroad track yeiterday, wai murdered
Trainmen on a freight whloh pasted
through here late Saturday night say
that there were thr-e tramps on tho
train, aud that at Westboro one of
them was missing. A trump (ouud in
a box oar, layi he hud a row with the
mining man anil put him off the train.
BRECKINRIDGE BOBS UP.
Fllee Exceptions to D olelona Hade
AffelMI Him by Court.
Washington. May 28 Shortly after
3 o'clook tills afternoon Colonel Brrrk
iuridge, by bis attoraeys, Major John
Shelby and Hon. Benjamin Butter
worth, presented tb Judge Bradley, of
the Dlslrlot court, the bill of excep
tions which Colonel Breckinridge nim
self bad prepared to tbe reout deci
sion ugaiust him in tbe Pollard-Breok-iuridgH
breach of promise suit.
Judge Bradley, when asked to sign
the bill, refused to approve it, at under
the rulet of tho court the other tide
should have been furnished a copy of it
by last Thursday, while as a matter of
fact, they did not receive one until Fri
day, whioh Mr. Carlisle had refused to
acknowledge service of. It is std that
this will not prevent further litigation
iu the ease even if tbe bill is eventually
KEi.LV SHOV. O OFF.
Thi People of Altou OfTir to Feed the
Mn, But Faae th im Along.
Alton, III., May 28 Mayor Bren
holt, the police committee, city mar
shal, representatives of the local labor
unions and newspaper men yesterday
made a trip UP the river in search of
"Commodore" K-lly und his n vy of
The first indication of the Kolly co
horts was a small, flat bcow, whioli two
men were induttrioimly rowing. They
were found to bo deserters. At Oraf
ton auotber party of deserters was
Tho way up tho river wns resumed,
and tho month of Culvere river
reached beforo the body of the flet
was encountered, and Kelly himself
ivns seen, KtWy tootptcd the proposi
tion made to him in the way of sup
pi ies, with the understanding that only
his supply boat should call at Alton
the rest of his fleet passing by.
COLEMAN DEAL CONFIRMED.
The Lackawanna Iron and Steel Com
LEBANON, Pa., May 28 The attor
ney representing the assignees of Rob
ert H. Coleman and the Lsckuwnnua
Iron and Stoel company today present
ed to the Lebanon county court for ap
proval the deod of sale of Mr. Cole
man's extensive furnaces, mines and
real estate to the Lsckawnnna Steel
Tho court confirm) ! the agreement.
RESULT OF CONFERENCE.
Meeting of President McBride and
Coal Operators A Scale of
Wages to Be Submitted.
Springfield, III,. Mny 28 The con
ference of operators and representa
tives of the miners this afternoon did
not start oil well. Southern Illinois is
well represented and a few are
present from this section. Presi
dent McBride was suggested
for chairman, .but declined, saying
the operators were present merely as
spectators. Other operators wero sug
gested, but all refused to net. Then
President Crawford of the Illinois
State association, was selected by ac
clamation, the operators taking no
part in the proceedings. President
McBride then addressed the assembly.
Mr. McBride said he wanted to meet
the operators and discuss tho matter iu
tbe hope that buruiomous action might
be ttenred. Chairman Crawford
stated that the sole was not under
consideration and Op Tutor Tracy,
of Springfield, said he was sorry.
The operators had no giievauce.
'We don't know what it the matter,"
aaid Mr. Tracy. "What do you want?
Wo are willing to do what is reasona
ble, but we want to know what yon
want. If Mr. McBride will say the
word," continued Mr. Tracy, "I will
put 000 men to work tomorrow."
"If Mr. McBride Bhonld conclude to
turn traitor," was the quick response,
"and ndvlse the men to go to work to
morrow, the miners would probably
tell McBride to go to h L"
After further discussion Mr. Morton,
of C.nnt. m, oflvred the following,
which wns adopted:
Resolved, That the operators hero as
sembled respectfully Invite ll the opera
tors of the state to attend a general con
ference to consider the Illinois scnle of
wages, the meeting to be held Thursday at
10 a. m. in the state house at Spriugileld.
Resolved, tbot those interested In South
ern and Central Illinois not represented
here today be invited and there bo a spec
ial committee of three appointed by the
chairman of this meeting to nne that the
invitations aro properly distributed.
Mr. Spellmtn asked if at the meeting
settlement wai made and n scale
agreed upon, tbe miners of Illinois
would be allowed to go to work. "I
will say to you," replied Mr. McBride,
"that if a satisfactory agreement Is
reached and a scale signed at this meet
ing tbe board will say go to work, be
cause that will bring the operators of
oihor fields to terms."
Mr. McBride said a scale of prices
would be pretented at the meeting
New Brida-e at Foil w i S'.reet.
The Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern Railroad company will give
out the contract today for furnishing
the material to be used in the new
bridge on the Bloomsburg division,
that will replace tbe ono now
spauning Fellows stroet. The width of
the street at present under the bridge is
but fifteen feet. It will be widoued to
fifty feet, the full width of tho street
when tbe new structure is finished.
FLASHED FROM THE WIRES.
Julia Ward Howe, the noted woman
suffragist, cefobrated her 75th birthday
Saturday at Boston.
Asked by his wife to keen quiet,drunken
Jim Howard, of Pinevllle, Ky., replied
with a bullet that killed wife and babe.
Becaune he teaches Darwinism, Profes
sor C, L. Edwards, of the University of
Texas, Is being Investigated by the Re
gents. Charges of obtaining $300 under false
pretenses, made against Samuel Collyer,
son of thedevine, were dismissed at Ta
coma. Governor McKinloy and General W. H.
Gibson addressed ai.000 people at a Grand
Army of the Republic memorial service
near FortBeneca, (X, yesterday.
For fracture of the skull, received by the
fall of scenery on the opera house stage,
Mrs. Ada DowCurrier, of tho Julia Mar
lowe company, wins $18,000 damages from
GRIM REAPER'S HARVEST.
W. W, Herrick, a prominent capitalist
of Minneapolis, Hged 30.
Rev. Joshua Oolburn, a native of Phila
delphia, and son of Dr. Colburn, an emin
ent physician, at Jacksonville, 111., aged 00.
At Gakland, Oil., Rev. Dr. Edgar H
Gray, uged 78, who was chaplain of tbe
Uuitud States senate during Liucolu'i ad-inluistruiipn.
Wilson's Protective Freak Is Still Undergo
ing Cruel Mutilation.
THE SENATE DISCUSSES LUMBER
One Hundred and Ninety-Four Pases
of the Bill Still Awaiting Considera
tion of the Senators Lumber Again
on the List The House Considers
the District of Columbia Bills An
Amendment to the Homestead Act
Washington, D. Q, May 28.
THE ninth week of the considera
tion of the tariff bill in the sen
ato opened today. Since the
25th of April the bill bus been
uudcr consideration by purugraphs, for
amendment, mid in that mm thirty -seven
pages of tbe bill but been dis
posed of, leaving 104 pages still unacted
upon. When tho senate adjourned on
Saturday ovening three schedules the
ehemicul, the glai-s, china, and the
metal has been completed.
This morning schedule "D" with
four paragraphs, relating to lumber
und munufact'ires of wood, wns taken
up, and nn amendment was offered by
Mr. Hale, (Maine), to insert, as a pro
liminary paragruph, the provision of
the exuting law by which a duty or $1
per 1,000 feet is levied on sawed
hoards, 512 on sawed lumber and (iu ad
dition) GO ceutri for euch side that is
planed or finished, (lj when planed on one
side and tongued and grooved, and $1 50
when planed on two Bides aud tougued
and grooved. To this amendment au
amendment wan offered by Mr. Pifftr,
Kausas, placing nudresecd lumber on
the free list and reducing by one half
the figures in the existing law. These
uinenuments formed the text of the
discussion which lasted throughout the
IN ItEFKRKNCE TO LUMBER.
The paragraph as reported by the
finance committee is: Lumber of any
sort, pluued or finished, ior each side
to planed or finished, 60 cents per 1,000
feot, board measure; uud if planed on
one side and tougued and grooved, $1
per 1,000 feet, board measure ; ana if
pi sued on two sides and tongued and
grooved, $1 50 per 1,000 feet, board
meusure; uud in essiuiutiug board
meauro under this schedule no deduc
tion sball be made 011 board measure on
account of planing, tonueiug and
grooving (sawed boards, plank, deals
and other lumber free).
In addition to the numerous speeches
on tbe lumber schedule, n speeuh 111 de
fense of the tariff bill by Mr. Walsh, of
Georgia, his first formal speech iu the
senate, and one winch made uu excel
lent impression. No vote was readied,
und the senate at G p, m. adjourned.
PROCEEDINGS IN TIIE HOUSE
This wus District of Columbia day
in tbe house und almost the entire ses
sion was devoted to the consideration
of three bills to amend the charters ot
street railroad corporations. Much of
the afternoon was taken up with a dis
cussion upon tho relative advantages
of the overhead and underground trol
ley system of motive power. Defore
the consideration of the district calen
dar was begun a bill wat passed, on
motion of Mr. Sweet (Rep., Idaho), ex
tending tor one yoar the time within
which final proof may be made of loca
tion and settlement under the home
steud and desert land laws.
MURDEROUS ITALIAN SHOT.
Thomas O'Brien Gets tbe Drop on the
Man with a Gun.
Fpccial to Ike Scranton Tribune.
Pittston, May 28. Tnomas O'Brieu,
outside boss at the Ilodine breaker,
shot an Italian yesterday afternoon in
telf-defense. The bullet ploughed
the ll -ell along the left tide of the head,
making a regular furrow. Tne Ital
ian, it uppeure, is a relative of Tony
Maimers, the Italian who emptied the
contents of a revolver at O'Drien about
ten days ago. and oame to demuud
sutisfaotiou in regard to the tniiuader
standing that existed between Mr.
O'Brien and Tony.
Knowing the nature of the people,
Mr. O'Brien has since gone armed.
Yeiterday he was going about his work
us usual when tbe Italian accosted him
and in a threatening manner began be
rating bim. Tbe discuasion finally be
came very warm, and the Italian tak
ing offenae at not obtaining satisfac
tion readied for and drew forth an
ugly looking rovolver of heavy calibre.
Mr. O'Brien observing tbe notion and
mistrusting hit motive auiokly pulled
bis gun and fired. The action wai
10 qnlck and the aim so accurate that
the Italian lost all self control and
cried ont with rage.
Officer Connell, who witnessed the
occurrence, endeavored to arrest the
Italian, but found the tusk a hard one.
It was only with the assistance of
Chiet Loftut that be succeeded in
landing the deiperate man in the look
up. Later in the day he wai commit
ted and taken to Wilket-Barre and
confined iu the comity jail.
The affair oiuaed the greatest excite
mint Imaginable at the time, and wai
tbe chief topi of conversation on tbe
street all day.
DACEV'S CASE WILL BE SETTLED.
The Claim Hae Been Fending- for Twenty
There it pending in conrt a case
brongbt against the city by John Da
cey nearly twenty years ago for salary
at tpecinl policeman dnriug a small
pox epidemic Tbe plaintiff is dead
and his reoreientutiveN ore uuxions to
settle the claim for $300.
A recent resolution of councils di
rected that the amount be paid. The
retolution wat approved by Mayor
Connell yesterday, and in a few days
the $300 will be paid for service which
weie valued at neurly $2,000 by the
The cuse wai referred from conrt to
Attorney Joseph O'Brien, who made
two repot ti, both of which were set
aside by tho eoort and roforred baok
to Mr. O'Brien for further findings.
Then iB nothlug in the opinions of the
court setting aside tbe report which
doee not make it certain that recovery
would be ultimately m ide againit tbe
The Inst report of the referee di
rected judgment against tha citv for
$1,452. This amount, by the addition
of interest, would be increased to
$1,700 or $1,800 if upon rehearing the
judgment again went against tho citv.
City Solicitor Torroy had roferred
the above facts to tho couueils and the
result will bo a settlement.
PLENTY OF WORK FOR MR. KIRST.
The Hicent Storme Have Filled Many
The almost incetmnnt rain for a week
has caused no end of trouble for Street
Commissioner Kirst and the force of
bis department. The sewers of the
city have not been blocked to any great
extent, but it has kept the men busy
clearing away obstructions flushed into
the basins und culverts by the extraor
dinary flush of watsr.
Basius in Luzerne street, East Mar
ket street and Mylert avenue, Soventh
street and Sweiland itreet have been
obitructed dmost us fest ai eleared.
Yesterday a gungof men were eugagod
most of the duy on the latter thorough
fare. TO MAKE MY MOVEMENTS.
Roads and Rolling Stock of Traction
Company to Be Put in First
Extended improvements on its tracks
and rolling stock are soon to be begun
by the Scranton Traction company.
Lackawanna avenue will first be
double-tracked and thereafter the
vurious lines will in turn be placed in
first class repair. The company is uow
prepared to begin the work, bnt a de
lay is caused by the impossibility of
buying rails. Since the labor troubles
in the coko regions no fl inge rails have
been placed on tbe market, and the
mills have uone in stock.
General Manager Archer had the de
tails of the proposed improvement
well under way when he was taken
siok. Mr. Bevtem, the acting general
maimger, linos he has been here has
been busy completing tho plans of Mr.
A member of the firm of E Wi
Clark & Co., of Philadelphia, financial
agents of tho Traction company, is
iu the city und said last nig.it that the
Seruntou Traction company is not a
toy or a temporary thing for its
owners. He said the oumnany pro
posed making it one! of the best prop
erties of its kind in the country. Any
talk, he said, about the property being
a non-paying investment or incapabil
ity of management is pure elaboration.
This gentleman said further thut the
company did not belittle the condition
of the truckt. However, their condi
tion is dno in a groat meusuro to the
dirt streets. The improvements soon
to be beun will be of the most ttnplo
He deplored the fact that any pecu
liar significance bad been attached to
either his own vluits here or tnow of
Mr. Illsley, president of the company.
Yet he could understand it; because,
lait year a pressure of budntss had
prevented the ofQjiula of tiie company
visiting their interest here often
enough, bnt now incorrect inference
are attached to frequent visits.
TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE.
With the Usual B9iult, the Weaker Ono
O: . Smashed.
A young couple from Buffalo arrived
in this city yesterday and hired a two
seated single carriigo from Loui Fos
ter of Park Hill, for a drive about the
The driver wns on his way down
Washington avenue and when opposite
the Fuurot home, the front wheel of
the carriage wa 1 mashed by a collision
with a trnck wagon loaded with baled
hay, owned by Oeorgo Schultz, of
Foster's driver callod Officer L-nvii
and wanted Schultz arrested for run
ning into him, either that or require
Sob nl til to pay for the broken wheel.
The offioer advised that Schultz's
name and resid nice be takon and a
warrant iwom out before an alderman
for his arrest.
EXAMINATION AT HARRISBURG.
Will Be Attendod b Reoently Elsotrd
Offloars of Thirteenth Riadment.
Eight newly-Mooted officers of tho
Thirteentii regiment will leave on the
Delaware Lnckawana and Western
enrly Friday morning truiu for Har
risburg tp be examined by the Tnird
briuade board for commlialoni. The
officers are Captain Montrose Barnard
Bnd Lieutenant Fremont Stok-'s, com
pany D; Captain W. B Hockwcl', com
pany 11; Adjutant C. C. Conklin,
Second batallion; Lieutenant W. H.
Jessup, jr., inspector of rifle practice;
Captain F. W. Stlltvell, Li uteuunt H.
B. Cox aud Lieutenant Jamjs O. Dim
tnlck, company A,
Tho examining board will meet iu
tbe soldiers' orphans school depart
Mies WlllUmH will Entertain.
Professor Buck'a Sunday school class
from the Elm Park church will be enter
tained at 1 ho house of Mies Jessie Wil
liams at Klmhurst Thursday evening.
Train leaves Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western station at fi.10 p. in. All mem
bers are urged to he present. The Ladies'
Aid society will pravido a sumptuoui
Jury Could Not Agree.
Lat night tho coroner's jury empnn
neled to inquire into tho death of Patrick
McNamara, tho boy who was liillod in the
Van Storch mine on May 20. met iu Cor
oner Kelly's oftico to make np ita verdict,
It was unable to areo and adjourned to
meet uguin touight. Juror OBoylo ob
jected to tbe woi ding of tho verdlot which
met the approval of tuo other Qve jurors.
Washington, May 2S. Forecast
for Autera 'einieaaia, for
Tveuday: Fair, cooler' norfAwett
winds. For Western I'ennsyl-
o ' Mil.. ii., o.oimit
winds, ihiflinu lo soutictuc.
The demand for silks for sum
mer wear is constantly on
tho increase, and never have
the designs aud colorings
been more dainty and attrac
tive than this season. In ad
dition to our stock of
CHENEY BROS.' INDIA SILKS
"We have an endless variety
of Fancy Weaves in latest de
signs, including lino of
Also WASH SILKS and FANCY
PONGEES ior Waista.
A SPECIAL BARGAIN
IN WASH SILKS AT
Elegant line of Solid Black Bro
cade India and Taffeta
24-in. Black Taffeta, 75c
22-in. Black Faille, 69c
Which is positively guaranteed
not to cut.
(HE GOTO FERGUS 4 RUBBER H'ftC&'l
RUBBER BELTING AND HOS&
CHAS A. SCHIEREN & CO. 3
And Oak -tannod Leather Bel Una,
H. A. Kingsbury
813 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa,
Lewis, Reify Jl Dairies
In Russet Shoes.
LEWIS, REILLY& DAVIES
114 Wyoming Avo.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
is needed you aro promptly
told so. We also guarantee
a perfect fit.
All SILVERWARE and Damaged Goods
at Arcade Fire will be eold at
jo Per Cent. Below Cost
408 Spruce Street