The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 15, 1894, Image 1

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Seme Enormous Sums Squeezed from Crim
inals by the Gotham Finest
Some of the Discoveries of the Lexov.
Investigating Committee During Its
Probing of the Charges Brought by
Rev. Dr. Parkhurst Somebody
Gets Nearly Nine Million Dollars a
Year for Protection Places on the
Force Bettor Than Presidencies of
Rich Banks An Object Lesson in
Tammany Politics.
Ffom the PkUadrlpMa Retord, Dem.
New York June 14.
rpolt seine timo pet 11 senatorial
L. committee has been at work in
p vestibulitis the method's of the
U police department f tui citv.
fcy-nutor L SOW is chairman, and the,
probe has been put iu so de'p r t"
show grout corruption among police
commissioners und nearly all person?
sttuolivd to the force. Blackmail has
been levied on everybody that it lias
been poMil'te to get one cent from
Including $5,189, 14? 04 for salaries, the
police of tins city extort irbm the peo
ple the enormous sum of about f 19,000,
The testimony brought ont by the
Lesow Legislative investigating com-
lii it tee, now : i session here, shows that
th" police, in addition-to theirs ilaries
from the citv. have hud nn additional
Income contributed by the keepers of
disorderly houses, saloons, gambling
homes, tnerehants and posh-curt u-d-dli-rt
This extra income is called
"paying protection" by thole who pay.
Ly the public it is sometimes called
blackmail. The police probably called
it peiqnisitcs.
While an accurate eetiraate of the
income of the police from these sources
U Impossible at this Btage of the in
vestigation, enough facts have Iven
made public to show that it w is enorm
ous. There are, as shown by the last
Nimnal report of the board of exoise,
6.000 saloons in this city Most of
tlnm keep their i-ide doors open on
Sunday, and alter leg:i hours lit night.
Ti e price for protection for Sunday
side door opening varies according to
location uuu uuiouutof hiine's, The
average is believed to bj if 10 n week
for each saloon. Police protection
WODld, lb r.'fore, cOt the 8,500 saloon
keepers, if only one-half the total
numl er of I aloons paid at this rata, the
following largo sum :
8,500 saloons, at $10 a week each, 5:13,000.
8,500 saloons, 52 weeks. 11,820,000,
Assistant Chief Cleric DjI am iter, of
the polio department, estimates that
thre are about 45,000 abend ne I wo
men in the city. Taking tbo United
States censns estimate of Qve persons
to a bouse, th - police estimate of I he
number of immoral wuin-n. n,000.
shows that there must ue 9,000 dis
orderly bouses in the city. According
to the alleged police schedule devel
oped in the investigation, ao-ealled
Straight houses nid $300 initiation
fee, and flits $300. It is estimuted
that the business is about equally dis
tributed be tWOeu 11 its and uouses, so
that the averitgs initiation fee is $100,
or $o600 COO lor opening the houses
According to the evidence before
the Lesow committee, the koip
ers of these houses are required to pay
from $50 o $100 a month, to that the
av. r g - monthly rato for police protec
tion is $75. In uddition to these fixed
charges for the "protection" of disor
derly hout-es, the testimony' before the
Li xow comn-.ittee shows that there
were numerous extr.i charges, which
vai i d Recording to circumstances,
ftiii.e times the man wanted an extra
$10 or $25 lor some special favor. Then
tue patrolman on the post would occa
sionally want $5 or $10 The protec
tion paid for s etus to havo included an
occasional raid, and when these were
made it was necessary to pay for extras
or various kinds.
The gambling lung's, in the days
when they flourished iu tbe ,-Tendsr-loin"
precinct nod other sections of the
city, are r- ported to have contributed
rather liberally to tho aid of the police,
Then there are the policy shops. Toes
two are estimated to ho worth $165,000
The minor .-onrces of extra inc. nue are
numerous, but they are so divor.-ifi xl
that no specific or ad valorem rate of
piotection can bo fined. Spacial rates
are levied for this incidental protec
tion according to circumstances, the
main circumstance governing the
amount demanded being the necessity
of the victim and his willingness to
pay for protection. Fifty thousand
dollars is put down as a low total tor
the collection. for sidewalk privileges
frem merchants and peddlers.
wiiucgseg Have teitlOsd that it costs
to get on the police force. The
appointments to th force will average
200 men a year. If they all pay the
tee of $300 for their appointment they
add tho neat little sum of $90,000 a
year to the income of Bom-body. In
addition to all this, it is alleged that
some police captains emu sergeants,
etc., have paid $10,000, $5,000 nhd $3,
000 for advancement.
an ENORMOUS total.
This brings up the total annnal in
come of tbe forcn close to $15,000,000,
divided us follows:
From tho city for salaries.,.. 16,180,187.64
From saloons , I98u,0OO.U0
From disorderly bouses 8, TOO, 000, 00
Fiom merchants and peddlers 50,000,00
Gambling bouses 105, (XXI. 00
Total .
15,ar... 147,04
1.1 would seem better to be a police
man on the ground floor tban a mem
ber of the sugar trust.
Ptoo tf TVrra Cotta Drrpi from I s
Iof y P-rch with Fatal Rault.
Philadelphia. Jniie It A henvv
ierra cottu cornice fell from a third
story bay window of the Tenth Na
tional bank, 1 i 1 Gtreet and Columbia
avenue, at ti 45 o'clock tonight and
landed in a group oi pioDle who were
watching a parade. One woman
was killed, a child wag fatally
injured, and three others Were
painfully wound, d. Tko victims are:
Mrs. Caroline Bender, aged 55 years,
skull fractured, died soon after being
admitted to a hospital. Injured Liz
zie Hinton, aged 0 years, skull crushed,
will die; William B. Bender, aged 11
years, son of the above mentioned Mrs.
Bender, lacerated soalp, not believed to
be dangerons j Charles Hinton, aged 35
years, lamer f Lizzie lllnton, arm
broken; Mary Stevens, 45 years of age,
arm broken.
The accident is believed to have been
caused by several men gettiug on the
top of ttfe bay window to watch the
parade, and by pressing with their
feet against the terra cotta cop
ing around (be edge loosened
a large1 piece about four feet
square, which crushed down into the
Ctowd 30 feot below. The moat stnu-
nous efforts on the part of the polios
failed to discover who the meu wgre.
it was Ai nisi itinngiit mat me coping
naa Decerns loosened, and tuiioii with
out any human ai I. but a policeman
saw two m -ii run back just after the
coping had fallen and disappear
through the window.
Doings of the Legions of Labor Seek
ers ai Various Points in
the Far West.
JtJLKBBURO, Col. Juno 14, The 500
Coxeyites made another attempt to get
out of this city this morning, but
resulted in failure. They seiza a
Union Pacific engine an i proceeded
to make up a tram, but the locomotive
was accidentally run into an noun
switch and ditOlied. The I'.nur
then decided to seise t jim regular train,
but the Union Pacilic oil laialS. le irtiimr
Of their intention, held tiie train back
until titty arms I deputies arrived on a
.-ii-ciai train from Denver to escort it
through. Should the Coxeyitsa make
inriner aiiempta to seize trains serious
lronld may follow.
OMAHA. Neb.. June 14 In the nh-
aence from this stxt of United States
marshal, tho authorities at Washing
ton will not order troops our to pro
tect the Union Pacific from the indust
rials, near Julesoura as the marshals
request is needed.
i:ie road sent ont n (rain with 150
deputy marshals this afternoon
Fort Morgan, Co!.. June 14 Most
of tbe Coxey navy, which aUrted In
boats from Denver, went to Jnlesburg
on trains to my, reducing the navy to
iou men, who rtsuutea their voyage oil
tiie Platte witb sit days rations.
John Kiuffmai. Kill I Hla Wife and Fam
lly and tlanrrs Iliiinelf.
OAKUM. N. J.. Juno 14 A nntn
tuple tragedy tonig t startled Cr duer, a snonrl) of rnis eily. John KhuS
man. a Bavarian 511 vonra of nun ,.t
the throats of his wife, Rosins, "n'd hi a
ttiree clulilren. twin oovs aireil n
and a month old infant, an 1 then de
itberatelv hansed himself. Th amf,,i
crime must hare been committed be
iween 0 II. m VesterdaV an I th..
... --j .- ... I,
hour this inorililU' but it was not elw.
covered by the neighbors until this
i ,'. .11 t tt mmimhiIm,
-,.im mt.r.r
Stranger in Cramer Hi! I, baviny moved
mere irom l ren ton tive weeks ago. lie
wns In destitute oircamstanoes and bad
been out of work for hotmb tiino It..
is thought to bave committed tug deed
out of sheer desnondunev. FT..,.a
one half of a double frame house, the
other part being unoccupied, No sign
oi nio w,-.s visitiie about the place after
6 o'clock yesterday niornini'
Mrs. Knuttiniiii went in tin, rin,
- -.... riij.,
received bread delivored by a baker.
tOOISCt that tbe shutters rem.iinart
closed all of yesterdsv and today ex
cited the suspicious of Frank Hart man,
and he communicated his fears to
Jnslico of ttio Peace Schmidt. The
latter went to the house this nfturnnnn
and, pulling open tho shutters, ssw in
the dim evening light th body of
Kaufl'man bunging by the nnrk
between the double doors of the
first fhor front room. Further invest
igation showed tioit tiie lioilv nf ttr.
Kaufman on a bed iu tbe middle room
or me utst room clasping her dead in
fant in her arms. Up-itairs in another
fOoni wero found tno bodies of the 5
year old twin boys with their throats
cut from ear to ear. The husband,
wife and thivo children comprised tbe
entire family.
Phyilclaaa Think He Will Not Surv.v
th Tay.
Bsoliwood, N. J., June 14 11 p. m.
Doctor Curri expecta to be sum
nioned to tho bedside of Mr. William
Walter W. Phelps t midnight. The
physician state? that his pitientwas
kept alive this morning onlv by the use
of powerful stimulants.
II" does not believe, that Mr. Phelps
can survive longer than 6 o'clock to
morrow morning.
There nrn Wlfi diugciBts in tho Ktnte
association now in convention at Reading,
A cow attacked and dangerously wound
ed young Jesse Wsngei, ot Kutztowu.
Hi-huylkill county has sot adds 12,000 for
tbe relief of th." pocfr tlds mouth.
BeCSUM of hard times, Liinlshoro milli
nieii have reduced the price of milk from 0
to I cents.
jury acquitted Joliu Alexiiniler,
charged at Lancaster with illegally prac
ticing medicine.
Owing to tho microbe-laden Ilibles used
In Kaslon, kissing the Hook has bjen dis
pensed with In I lie courts.
Falling aixty-ftve feet from a furnnco
stack lui was repairing, nt Lebanon, Ed
ward BSenWell was OrUshed to death.
Nine graduates yesterday received the
Bachelors' degree ur, the Moravian college,
Bethlehem, and eight tbeologues becattU
B. U'h.
Howard Stanaburg, u Lehigh Valley
striker, who aisaa'tieu a nonQnlon em-
pime, was yesterday seat to Hasten jail
for two months.
Of the 200,000,000 feet of logs thates-cap-d
at the time of tfte flood. 35,000,000
will be hauled buck on cars to Williams
port to bo sawed.
Advantage Gained by Bituminous
Liable to Be Lost.
It Is Only by Preserving an Unbroken
Front That the Strikers Can Hope
to Hold Their Position Operators,
Ho Says, Stand Ready to Tak- Ad-
VSntage of the First Display of
Weakness and Division Caused by
Internal Wrangles.
Columbus, Oiiio, June 14,
p RESIDENT M'BUIDE prodicted
UJ today that if the minsrs por
I" sisteil in following the load of
J A A Alain and refnsed to
abide by the recent settlement, in has
than a month's time they would be
mining coal at 40 cents ii ton iustoa I of
GO cents, which they could get now. He
said that only by keeping a united
front could tti respect ot the operators
for the miners' organisation be main-
t lined. As soon as it became apparent
that the miners were divided the oper
ators woul 1 attempt to get the cheap
est labor possible, go aa to bo utile to
compute with tho Pennsylvania opera
tor's. McBride's anxiety over the situation
is shown by tho Sending by him of a
largo number of letterB defending the
action of the conference. He olaims
that at a meeting of the district presi
dents, befi-ro tho conference was held,
there was no opposition to the sixty
and sixtyniue cent settlement. These
were liesh from the miners mid the
national officers had a riitht to assume
that they represented the, minors senti
ments, Adams was present at.the meet
iug referred to. A stroiiL' effort is being
made to depose the present national
officers and place Adams In McBrid. 's
OPERATORS' propositions.
PUMZSUTAWMmr, Pa., June 14. A
com mil tee of miners met Superintend
ent Robinson, of the BjII, L-wh and
Yles Mining Company, this afternoon.
Mr, Robinson submitted a prouosition
to tho committee allowing forty csmts
a net ton for miuiug coal, p3rmitti;ig
check weigliuinn, giviuir tho men
liberty to deal wnere they pleased, aud
making other minor concessions.
Tbe proposition will be submitted to
a mass meeting of the Walstou, Adrian
ud bleauora minora, to bj hold to
Substantially tho earao proposition
has been made to the miners of Dubois,
Reynold-yille and at other mines oner.
uted by this company. Tue committee
is undecided as to tno ec'.ion the min
ers will take. Tims proposition cms id
great surprise, the company not hav
ing uiii le a move in any direction since
the strike OOUim need.
Massillon, O., June 14 The miners
st Bherrodsville, on tbe Wheollng and
L, lco r.rie railway, followed the de
struction of the two bridges yesterday
by an attempt to burn down tho sta
tion late last uigtit. Tae presence of
ilio wrecking srewa prevented its loss.
The men are sullen and line the H acks
to prevent the movement of freight.
V HKi-:i.iN(i URKKK, O, June 14
General Howe has ordered the Seven
teenth regiment and Battery C home.
ftiey bave been st Mineral Siding one
COLUMDbS O., June 11 Tno opposi
tion io tue coal strike selll- blent is as
suming threatening proportions, and
the natloaal olitcors ot the lniu rs or
ganization nro now very much worried
over the situali in which threatens dis
ruption of the organization. President
A. A. Adams, of the state miners' or
ganization, bus issued a call for a state
convention of minors at Columbus next
luesday to tnko action against tho sot
Trouble is expected next Monday.
when some of the miners will want to
no to work undor agreement and those.
who oppose the sottlumo-nt will try to
prevent them,
WBRKLIfO, W. Vi, .Tuna 14. Five
companies uf West Virginia troops
nave gone nomo, leaving six In tho
field Tee miners of t .- diatiict hold
a meeting tomorrow to discus tho Col
umbus settlement. It is thought they
will not agree to the terms of tha com
promise. The meeting will be largely
The Bo::iaikabl Letter of Confssnion
May l.Iav Uan a Irup.
NjiW YORK, June 14 Ensttis Wi-
man'g sin ot the storv of Ida financial
troubles heard in court today.
Upon coming to the lotterof confession
WUloh attracted go much comment
yesterday, Mr. Wiuian said:
"Mr. HaoFarlsnd, who had been mv
friend, telegraphed for tuu and I wout
to see him. He told me of the siatv of
my acconnts of tbe Bullinger and
Fitzgerald checks, of other irregulari
ties ind gaid that if I would do all ho
wished mo to do, all would be well.
then ho told me What waa required of
me. 1 must trangfer to Mr. Dnn ull
my property, my wife must trangfer
all her nroporty: and I must
write a satisfactory letter to Mr.
Dun. If I would do this I should
not be disturbed, Mr, MacFarland
particularly requested the writing of
the letter, aud although be swore yest
erday that he gavo no udvioo na to the
couttnta, ha must huve guggegted the
general line nf It, becauao it eontalna
expregsiona which I could not have
written without some suggestion. Mr.
McFarland urged etrougly that I
should write directly to Air. Dnn, and
he hurried tno on to write It instantly.
1 did so, nut believing at the time that
there waa a trup laid for me,"
1 move that those words be etricken
out," promptly Interjected air. Well
man, and the court so ordered,
"When 1 wrote the letter," continued
Mr. Wiman, ' I was almost beside my
self wl,ih the business reverses I bad
suffered, tho complications nmid which
I found myself, and the turuing
against me of my business partners. I
could not sleep, sod I had scarcely
been able to eat. Tiie letter, Which
Mr. McFarland said yeat-rday ho had
bad no part iu suggesting, be after
wards told me he had been shown
by Mr. Dun, and that it waa
entirely satisfaclory. My wife wag iu
California. immediately camo back
and transferred every particle of hoi
property as I hud transferred mine to
David Bennett King, as trustee, for the
benefit of Mr. Dun. It was also de
manded of me that I shonld ol servo
my obligation incurred iu the agree
ment not to outer the ugency busi
ness "
"You might have fled, might you
not, if you had felt you had committed
any crime?" pursuSI dsOeral Tracy.
"1 might have done go, but I did
Two Womon Apriar to Have Been in
the Case.
Buffalo, n y., Juito 14-Es-city
Clerk William B belsnsy was shot st
the Gold Dolb.r saloon ihiB evening,
and died a few minutes later at a hos
pital. It has been ascertained now that
George A. Bartholomew, aged 20 years,
of Victoria, Ont., is the person Wbo
shot ex-City Clerk William E. Dslany
tonight. Two women and a man were
in the room at the tinviof the shooting
and up to midnight the police had not
ospturbd or identified any of them.
At that hour Bartholomew walked
into the police station aud gav him
strlf up Ho refuse's, to toll why be
shot Delany, but it is supposed that he
followed his wife to Delany 'a rooms,
where he surprised the trio. Ha says
the identity -of the other woman would
to made known In the morning.
James Walker, an Exponent of the
Principles of Unity Is Coldly
Treated by Bangoriles.
fsaen'rtf to f."i scvan'nn TWVta.
STiiOUDsnuita, Pa., June 14. For
some time past the residents of Bath
Borough and the small villages in this
vicinity have been visited ny a man
with it strong English accent aud
dressed in a blue suit, who posed us an
organizer of the concern known us the
Order of Unity. After a great deal of
pcrsuKf iou on his part he m inaged to
organize a lodge at this plac-). also
collected the usual fees. Tho man's
name was Jamas W alker, and ho
boarded with L -vv Sigsfu-s. of South
Stroudsburg Walker was made deputy
of the organisation.
Alter "tiiug the mdze in this educe
in order Walk r went to Bsugor and
attempted to explain tho mysteries of
the Society of Unily to tbe people in
that vicinity. Ho was quite snccesn-
uii in tno matter oi organisation, and
was rapidly spreading the priucipl-s of
unity about the neignborhoud when
his onlliunt career was rud-lv cut
hort by cold-blooded Bangorites who
had discovered that ho was not a duly
tithoriz -J -xoouent of the Older of
Unity, sud that any credentials he
p ge-ssed purporting to havo emanated
iroiuthe highly titled i Inc. ills of the
older, were bOiUS.
At tho liisiuiioo of I he inhabitants of
BaQgbr, Walker has been arrested on
tho claim that he has obtained money
under false pretense iwnlo posing as a
veritable prophet of the Order of Unity,
and the oause has tlieretoro fallen into
decline in Bangor.
The Distineui-.hs'.! Enflith Jurist Suc
cumbs to Hi Long; Illness.
LondoS. Jnno 14. Lard Ctaief Jii-
tics Cob-nog is d.-ad.
The Right II in. John Duke Cole
ridge, Baroo Coloridg , Was the eldest
sou of SirJonn Taylor Coleridge, mid
waa born in 1921. II- waa educated at
Eton and at B illiol ooltec", Oxford.und
was called to tho hur in 1840.
In 18,"),) ho was appointed rec irder of
Portsmouth, and was created queen's
counsel in 1801 In December, 1808, he
became solicitor-genorgl In Mr. Glad
stone's fi -t government, and in N
vembsr, lbTl, was made attorney gen
eral. He declined several chances to go
iidoii the bench until he ws tnadeohif
justice of the court of common plena in
November, 187H, and In the following
motlt'b was raUn 1 to the peerage. In
November, 1880, he was mada lord
chief justice ol England.
Egypt's Khedive has nbandond his pro
posed tour of Europe, but will visit tho
Sultan ot ('oiistantiuople.
Ruasisn officials ate in consternation
over anew law requiring expensive uni
forms, and many will bv bankrupted.
Supported by tbe army, General Eiqus
qnida will pr, bsbly assume the presidency
of Paraguay with out tho formality of an
Tho Casrewitch will loavo st. Peters
burg Saturday in the Imperial yarht to
visit his betrothed, Princess Atix.of Hesse,
now iii England.
Judge Payne has refused to grant a con
tinuance In the case of Prendorgast, the
murderer of Mayor fisfrison, ami will to
day sot a date for the insanity trial.
In the re-arrangeVl Italian cabinet, Hig
nor Boselll becomes ministor of finance in
place of Signer Siuuoui, who will be min
ister of the treasury, signor Dumiani re
places Bignor Boielll as miuistur of bu
bandry. (Iiitton Kiclmrd, n 17-year-old anarchist,
was sentenced to twenty-three years im
prisonuient for having killed the restau
rant keeper Crozot. in a cafe on tbe out
skirts of Paris, Me Btahhod Ciozet In the
abdomen with a shoe knife.
By tho bursting of a sawmill enfiino nt
Laclede, Me., James Lokho and his son
Aaron were killed,
On the charge of starving to death their
sou Henry, John I,i filer and wife, of
Carthage, IlL, are uuder urrest.
Charlies of embezzlement of $5,0,10 caus
ed the arrest of E. 11. QreVe, ex-clerk of
tho Fourth National bank of St. Louii.
After looking at a mangled railroad vic
tim, Albert Kirchiiesser, of St. Louis,
was taken sick and died of uervous
Forbetrajnl of Emily Koalty, Street
"ar Conductor McKilhip, ot Chicago,
wnu-'.a. in the street by tbe enraged
Important Gatherini! of the Associated Banks
of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Various and Vital Topics Discussed
at the Albright Library State
Banks, tho National Banking Sys
tem, the Bank Examiner and Bank
Pleasantries Are Considered Good
Fellowship and Toast Responses at
the Banquet Report of the Day's
Doings in Detail.
YESTERDAY in Scranton was es
sentially bunkers' day It was
the occasion of the annual meel
iuu of tbe Associated bunks of
eastern Pennsylvania, and a banquet
tendered tbem at the Westminster in
tiie evening by tho Scrauton Clearing
Honso association.
All day when the visitors wero not
in session there was nn apparent finan
cial atmosphere about the citv, partic
ularly about tno hotels, business bouses
and money Institutions; snu justly so,
for it is seldom if ever that ricrrnton
has been called upon to entertain a
more weighty brainy and observant
body of mub. When the day was fin
ished it did not transpire thut the city
had suffered from the scrutiny, and it
was the sentiment of most of tho
guests that they hoped iu future in
other ci'ies to bo as hospitably re
ceived und as well eared for.
While an object of the association is
to discuss and promote equitable and
mutual bsnefioial bunking principles
among themselves, uuotuor and unique
object is to eatublish a bond of fellow
ship and confide tice. This feature was
prominently displayed In tho business
meeting, banquet and social diversion
ot the u.,y.
Tho- who bad not vipitod this city
for several years marvelled at tho
mercantile and finsnolal strides at
tained. Their visit, ng they expressed
it, wag a revelation.
Following, The Tkihune preseulg
tile detailed doings of tue day.
Among those attending the biuqtist
and meeting were: j. W. Thomrwon,
president of the National bnnk of Cues
ter Valley, Costosville; Charles C.
Highly, cashier. Nutfbnul bank of Mel
viu; Charles H, Dauisler, UuitelStuleg
national bank examiner, Pottsville; H,
Jt Anderson, vice-president Lacka
wanna Trust and Safe Deposit
company, city; Alfred Hand,
director, Third National bank,
city; G'orge Shannon, cashier
Thir I National bank, Norristown;
Charles DuPont Breok, Dime Deposit
aud Discount batik, Scranton; James
a. Linen, president First National
Bank, city; William H. Ainey, preid
dent Se.'.oud National bank, AllentoWn;
N. N. Betts, cashier First National
bunu. Towanda; James M. Gosslar,
cashier, L-bauoii; O F. Fondiinmith,
cashier Farmers' National bank. Lan
caster; II. Z. Russell, president Hones
dale National bliuk; Samuel Hiueo,
president Traders' National bank,
Scranton; William II. Peek, cashier
Third National bank, city; C. ii. North,
cashier, Sellnsgrove; James Blair,
president Scranton Savings bank;
G orge II. Catliu, vice president Third
National bank, citv; George II. Fls.n-
nagan, oasmer Wyoming National
bank, Wilkes Ibirre; fl, D. Flaming, in,
cashier First N.uiouul bsnk.Nanttooke;
Theodore Strong, presidont, Pitts ton;
William H. Gisu, cashier, Slating ton;
William L. Gorges, cashier, Harrls
burir; Frnnk M. Horn, president, Cat
usuuquu; John J. Gwinueu, Easton;
Wiluam Haokott, oashier, Easton;
George II Eielftioh, cashier, Ashland;
M. K. Wntlcins, cashier, Mt. Carmelj
A. B. Williams, cashier, city; Robert
E Might, president Alleniowu Na
tional bank; E Vv. Mulligan cashier
Second National bank, Wilkes-Barre;
Beujamiu Hughes, president West Side
bank, city; R. T. BUek, director Lank
awaniitt Trust and Sifo Doposit com
pany, city; P. M. Car hart, cashier
First National bank, Wilkos-B irre;
Jumes Arcbbsld, city ; C W. Gunstor,
cusbie'r Merchuncs and Meciinnica
bsnk, city; H. Q. Dunham, cashier
Dime Deposit and Discount bank, city;
Italic Post, cashier First National
bunk, city; and the following from
Scranton: T. S. Davies, L. A VVatres,
a H Welles. T. E Jones. B. B Leon
ard, F, How II, I A. Finch. C. D.
Breok, R. T. Black, P. J Hornn, D M,
Jones, J. W. Fowler, C. E. Spnoer,
James Blair, Rev. Charles E Robin
so'i, 1. C. Miover, 1. l lloban. J. J.
Williams, G urge S ui.lersoii, (.'. Gold
smith, C W. Gtinster. II, G, Dunham,
W. u. Keniicdy, L. li. Sturges, James
Jordan, W. w. Watson, H. J. Auder
son, Uavi'I Spruits, VV. G. Thomas.
Richard Nicholls. M. J. Wilson. Rev.
James McLeod, Issso Post, S. B Price,
A. U. rruucois, u. u Busier, Ueigaimu
Hughes, J. A. Mears, P. B Finlev,
C. P. Matthews, H. M. Edward's,
A H. Christy, O. S. Johnson, J. U,
Torrey, W. F. Hallstesd, J. A. Linen,
Luther Keller, A B. Williams, M. H.
Dale, Conrad Schroeder, W. R, Wil
liams, J. w. OakforJ, A. B Bynon, G.
H. Catlin, Samuel 1 lines, James Arch
b ild. E. J. Lynett, James O'Connor. B.
J. Moonoy, T. P. Duffy, A. T. Rayna-
A. B. Wiiliums, chairman of the
executive committee and cashier of the
lrudere National Bank, of Scrauton.
addressed the meeting briefly iu tbe
spirit of welcome after the association
bud been di clareil in eession by tbe
president, Theodore Stronir, of Pittaton.
Mr. Williams eaid that he hoped the
gpirit of good-fellowship which had
existed among the bunks of Eastern
fenngylTauia would continue iu the
future. Ho extended an invitation to
all to attend the banquet to be given in
tbe evening by the Scranton Clearing
Honso Association, aud to remain over
until today, when the visitors would
be supplied w.h carriages and driven
about tbe city. Mr William s' reiiarks
elicited betfrty applause.
President ,Strou on behalf of the
association, uccepted the iuvitatlon so
cordially extended, and during his re
marks took occasion to call attention
to the fact thut land now worth $1,000
a front foot in Scranton he remembered
but a few years ago us being contained
in a stnmp Int. Scranton, he said, was
then a "place;" no enterprises, but one
railroad und electricity uutliought of.
He bad watuhed the ci'ty from Its in
ception in a cradle, and mnrvelled now
to appreciate it. The city is absorb
ent in taking in like a sponge, but is
bard to squeeze anything out of in a
business way. To substantiate this h9
cited how Scranton had absorbed tha
interests of various surrounding cities,
it's dangerous for a man to remain
over night iu tho city if be hss any
money witb him, he will be drawn
into some acheme before he loavoa in
the morning. But you don't hurt a
man whenynn ubsorb him, yet, unlike
Jonah's whale, you lire unwilling to
give bim up. He cited the taking iu
of tbe whole of an iron inountaiu at
Lebanon a the most recent Seranton
Following tiie president's speech Rev.
8. C. Logan, D. D., invoked divine
blessing upon the deiiueratious of the
meeting. The minutes of last yenr'a
meeting, held at the Biugham Honae,
Philadelphia, were resd by Secretary
Fruuk M. Horn and adopted by the
Continued on Page 6.
Actor Walter Benn, of the Wonderland
, Stock Company,- Attempts to
Murder His Wife.
Ijyeeial In the Scranton Trihuna.
Akchbald, Pa., June 14. Walter
Benn, a player of light purts in the
Wonderland stock company, essayed
tho role of a heavy villuiu in Archbald
tbia al'teraoou aud attempted to glioot
tiia wife, who is known on the stage as
Miss Grace Cmtoit. He was a poof
marksman, for iustead of shooting" her
he ehot Miss Ethel Fuller, another
member of the same company.
The Wonderlaud company went to
Archbald a few days .ago und are stop
ping at th j Mansion House at that
place. Bonn, who ig rather morose at
liuius, notwithstanding bis mirthful
occupation, )g I some real or fancied
grievance against his wife and tbreut
eded to shoot heron several occasions.
Yesterday, while nnder the influence of
one of bis moody spells and some
thing of a mote material nature,
lie attempted to put bis threats into
execution. He went to his wife's room
where she was sitting with Miss Fuller
aud began shooting. The wife ran out
of the room but tbe villain still pur
sued her und fired five gbotg after her.
Oao of tbe balle struck Miss Fuller
under the left shoulder blade and gpont
its forcivon ouo of her ribs. Tbe other
four bulla entered the walls of the
Ibe report of the shots attracted the
attention of Mr. Caffrey, the proprie
tor of tbe hotel, and M. G. Melvin,
whose business place is opposite. They
bad a hard tussle witb Benu, bnt flu
ally nuccee'ded in taking the revolver
from him aud escorted him to jiil. Dr.
Van Doren was gent for nr.d removed
the ball from Bliss Fuller's side. Her
itrjuriis are not considered dangerous.
Sue was, however, unable to appear on
tue st ago last evening.
Tho bullet was from a 22 calibre re
volver of tho Smith & Wesson make.
Benu is in the borough jail nt this
James Fieemnn Died frm the Injuries
1 flloteda
At the ! iseg Taylor hospital yester
day morning James Freeman died as
the result of injuries sustuitiod on
Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Freeman waa a foreman at the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
machine shopg, und while at work
Wednesday afternoon received a blow
in the stomach from nn iron bar that
slipped from the bands of a follow
workman, who was using it as a wy.
As a rpu-lt of the injuries Mr, Free
man died nt 0 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Jilr. Freeman waa 31 years of age aud
resided with big mother and sister on
West Side, He WSJ a member of the
Hyde Park Father Mathew society and
St. Leo's battalion
Annual Gathering: of the Niath Pennsyl
vania! at Harrlf-burir.
HaRRISBORO, June 14 Almost 200
turvtvorsof the Nintu Pennsylvania
cavalry at tended tht reunion of tb
reglmeut at Pastong park tbia after
noon, Where th" vet-rang spjut govern!
These nflicrs were elected: Presi-
1 . , . A CI r JIO
ueui, vreuige i. ouiiiunu, ij"inuiHnur.t;;
secretary, A. t". Nienk, Lancaster;
treasurer, Frank B. Kinueard, Harris
tinrif. Tho next reuniou will be held
nt Lykeni,
It is thought tluu congress may got nwny
from Wusluutdn abnut Aug. 15.
Awsistnnt Secretary McAdoC yesterday,
irt Newport, It. i, nihlrensod the gruduutcs
of thcNavel Wsi OOllege.
ObiCego university secures Dr. Olans
Danl, professor of the SCAudliiaviuu lan
guage und literature ut Vale.
An iiliieudnieut to tbe incomo tax bill
will make the exemption of paternal and
benevolent organisations even more ex
plicit thun it now id.
The state department hns not yet heard
ofllcinlly of the KiMtniOBkL the Allontown
uiuu who bus been t,uut. to the biburiun gait
Tho senate piiaed n bill to increase tho
pension ot Joe VV. Fisher, formerly col
onel ot tho iii.ith Pennsylvania Volunteers,
to $.U a mouth.
Tho presidont lias appointed John It.
Gorman, of Georgia, as consul nt Matn
morus, Met,, and John Miller, of Ken
tucky, at Port, Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Washington, Juno 14. Fdmcnxt
for Thursday: f ur Eastern Ptfin
syleaata, fain, probably sliyhtly
IIMMtnM IllffnUif :nnll, ItLj,
slightly wanner On the takes, south wind.
Linen Sale
We still find our trade in LTouse
keepiu,' Liuens very active, and
we submit a few tilings for your
consideration. We will not tell
you thay are worth 10 or 50 per
cent, moro than we ask, but leave
their value to "YOUR JUDG
MENT" after an examination.
94 inch Cream Damask 25o,
M-inch Cream Darnaek 31 to 87a
00- inch Cream Damask 39 to 45c
84 and CO-lu. Cream Damask, 48 to 08a.
73 inch, extra vulue 09 to 85o.
.11-inoh Bleached Dama3k 45c,
58 and 00-inch Bleached Damask.. 60o.
01- inch Bleached Damask 69e.
GO inch Bleached Damask 09c
72-inch Bleached Damask, 85c. to 2 50
line of John S. Brown's, of Belfast,
Bleached Damask at 45c,
At $1.65, $1.75 and $1.95
Those who have used these three
numbers know their value.
We are closing out a lot of Hand
At Greatly Reduced Prices
Wholesale and Retail
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
In Russet Shoes.
114 Wyoming Avo.
We Examine Eyes
Free of charge. If a doctor
Is needed you are promptly
told so. We also guarantee
a perfect fit.
All SILVERWARE and Damaged Goode
at Arcade Fire will be eold at
50 Per Cent Below Gtiat
The Jeweler,
408 Spruce Street.
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