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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1894;
The strength of Cleveland's
baking powder comes from pure
cream of tartar and soda only. It
effervesces "more slowly i than
powders containing alum, ammonia
or tartaric acid.
To have the best results
the oven should not be too hot,
and it is not necessary to hurry the
dough into the oven.
Cleveland Halting; Powder Co.,New York,
Succeaaor to Cleveland Brother.
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
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Wall Paper or
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a Fall Line of Goods,
and Our Prices Are Very
127 WYOMING AVE
Gentlemen's Driving Club races Satur
day, 2p. m.
The Baptist Younir People's grand rally
will be held Friday next at the I'enn Ave
nue liaptlHt church.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union will hold a meeting at Its rooms on
Spruce street this afternoon.
The Board of Associated Charities will
hold a mwtlnif at 8 o'clock tonight at
their room in the munlclpul building.
The auditing committee of councils met
last night and placed the stamp of ap
proval on several bills against the city. "
The streets and bridges committee of
the select council will meet In tho city
clerk's office tomorrow afternoon at 3.30.
The foot ball club of No. 33 school won
another game of foot ball from the Jolly
eleven yesterday. The score was 14 to 10.
Both branches of councils will meet
Thursday night, a regular session of the
lower, and an adjourned meeting of tho
Rev. P. A. Dony addressed a meeting of
Methodist clergymen yesterday nt tho
Elm Park church upon the subJoct,"From
A to Z on the Sunday CJuestlon."
The report of Secretary Walter Prlggs,
of the board of health, for the week end
ing Oct. 20, shows that there were nine
teen deaths and five cases of contagloue
Robert Robinson, who was convicted at
the term of quarter sessions jUHt closed,
was yesterday sentenced to pay a fino of
VO to the Scranton Poor district and pay
Mrs. Mary Lewis yesterday began a civil
action against John J. Morris. Her cause
of complaint Is that on Aug, 24, 18!)4, she
was the owner of household goods which
were levied upon by Morris as the prop
erty of John L. Lewis.
SlmoR Cueshock yesterday obtained a
rule to show cause why an appeal should
not be, granted from the Judgment of Al
derman l)e Lacy In a case in which Cues
hock was Interested.
Rev. J. A. O'Reilly, rector of St. Peter's
cathedral, has received a letter from Mrs.
Mamie Eames HefTeran, of 6 Dyers yard,
Stockton street. Mlddlesborough-on-Tees.
England, asking for Information as to her
mother, Mrs. Eames, who came to this
country ten years ago.
Marrlnge licenses were granted ves
terday by Clerk of the Courts Thomas to
Edward Armlne Hickman and Katie
Louisa Schrlng, Scranton; James V. De
vine and Mary Ann Mulderlg, Scranton;
William Lowell Lewis and Rachel Price,
Lackawanna township; Thomas Casey,
Susquehanna, and Catherine Hurley,
Scranton; John 8. Walker and Mary A.
Gentlemen's Driving club races Satur
day, 2 p. m.
Unredeemed. pledges. Davldow Brs.
Pabst's Milwaukee Beer, cool and spark'
ling, at Lohman's, Spruce street.
Nut picks and nut crackers at Davl
(low Bros., Lacks, ave.
IS OF UNSOUND MIND.
Mrs. Banschraon Snys Her Husband Has
Boo In That Condition for Five yours.
Mrs. Amelia Bauschma'n yesterday
petitioned the court for a commission
to Inquire Into the sanity of her hus
band, Theodore Bauschman, who she
says has been of unsound mind for five
years and Is unable to govern himself
ur iiittutiB iiih esiaie. .
Pnnrt nnnnlntct i(in.nn nir a Tim
cox as commissioner In the case and
nxeu uui. a as a aaie tor the hearing
Don't forget that Davldow Bros, have a
large assortment or wedding rings.
Buy the Weber
and get the best. At Guernsey Bros
Jewelry repaired at Davldow Bros.
Gentlemen's Driving Club races Satur.
day, 2 p. m.
Clocks repaired at Davldow Bros.
IN ARGUMENT COURT.
Way In Which Cases AVcre Acted Vpon
Argument court began yesterday and
during the day cases were acted upon
Argued Matter of lunacy of Jere
miah Buck; Isaac Hamilton against
Caroline Hamilton, rule to open Judg
ment; John D. Boyle's Sons against
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance com
pany, rule for new trial; Howell Powell
against Thomas Elias, rule to set aside
execution; It. H. Zimmerman against
M. E. Lutz, rule to open Judgment.
Continued Thomas McCourt ngalnst
John Connery, rule for new trial; Glen
Wine company against T. H. Brock,
rule for Judgment; Duncan McMurtrie
against Lackawanna township, rule for
special execution; Lnzurus Mayer
aguinst Horton A. Lee, rule to set aside
appraisement; matter of grading Ox
furd street, Lincoln avenue and Brom
ley avenue, exceptions to the reports of
Settled and stricken oft list Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania against
Absalom Arnold and others, rule to
Rules absolute Katz Bros., against
John Stout, rule for Judgment; Catha.
rlne Campbell, administratrix, against
William Dougher, rule to open Judg
ment. Rule discharged James Casey
against the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western Railroad company, rule
to take off non-suit.
Colonel 11. M. Boies, of this City, Ho-Ap-pointed
Y. M. C. A. Committeeman.
The following Is the new state execu
tive committee of the Young Men's
Christian association: George D. Sel
den, Erie; F. Blair Patton, Huntingdon;
James A. Beaver, Belief onte; Charles H.
Rehndor, Berwick; H. Klrke Porter,
Pittsburg; Henry M. Boies, Scranton;
Henry A. Fuller, Wilkes-Barre; H. A.
Orr, Pittsburg; J. (Frank Robinson,
Pittsburg, T. W. Phillips, New Castle;
Henry M. Hinkley, Danville; Walter C.
Douglas, Philadelphia; T. H. P. Sailer,
Philadelphia; Charles Miller, Franklin;
W. B. Whitney, Germantown; Charles
L. Huston. Coatesvlllo; J. B, Henry,
Germantown; Christian Walter.Wilkes
1 Jarre; A. A. Stevenson, Lewlston;
James Bailey, HarriBburg; Benjamin
Thaw, Pittsburg; Jacob K. Russell,
Derry; O. M. McCauley, Harrlsburg;
George P. Huklll, Oil City.
The recent state convention at Johns
town showed remarkable growth, both
In Interest and membership, In the asso
ciations of the state.
PRIZE SINGERS CONCERT.
Programme That Will Be Rendered nt Y.
W. C. A. Hootns.
The "Prize Singers" will render the
following frogramme at the Young
Women's Christian association rooms
Instrumental Solo Miss Minnie Weber
Coral Caves of Ocean.. Lady Prize Singers
Solo, "Pity the Poor Waifs,"
Miss Hattle Evans
Duet, "Beautiful Moonlight,"
Clara Saunders and Fannie Jones
Solo, "Promised Land Cora Phillips
Recitation Sadie Jones
Mrs. Rnndolph Jones and Mrs. Frank Beck
Solo, "Then Would I Fly,"
Miss Hannah Hurn
Duet Annie ami Grace Rose
Solo Clara Saunders
Miss C. C. Storms and Mrs. Frank Beck
Solo. "Guard Mv Beloved."
Mrs. Dora Davis Mctzgar
Piano Solo Miss Annie Williams
(a) "Bridal of the Birds."
(b) "My True Love Hath My Heart."
' Admission for girls and women, 10 cents.
NOT A HIGHWAYMAN.
Athcrton Asks That He Be Awarded $10,
000 for Being so Accused.
Stephen Athcrton, of Throop, yester
day began suit against William Mc-
Grnw, of the same place, to recover
$10,000 damuges for malicious prosecu
On Oct. 3 McGraw caused Atherton to
be arrested and arraigned before Bur
Bess Sykes on a carge of highway rob
bery. Ball was demanded in the sum
of JljG.OOO, and It Is probable that the
accused would have been sent to Jail
had not a writ of habeas corpus inter
vened on which Atherton was uiS'
He says that the charge made by
McGraw has caused many persons to
look upon him as a felon, and $10,000
will be necessary to repair the damages
done his reputation.
A LIBERTY BELL.
Fine Pcrformonco During This Week at
A great opportunity Is afforded thea
ter-goers of Scranton during this week
at Davis' theater, where the musical
extravaganza, "A Liberty Bell," is be
ing produced. Frank M. Wills and John
B. Wills, who take the two leading
parts, will be recollected as the clever
comedians who won sucn fame in "Two
Old Cronies" some time ago at the
Academy of Music
The music rendered by the large com
pany of ladles is fine throughout. The
performance concludes with a series of
living pictures which excited great aa-
miration .from a large audience yester
d.iy. The posing Is excellent and the
FREE LANCE SUSPENDS.
Penny Afternoon Paper Goes to the Wall
from 1 4ek of CaDltul.
The Scrantorr Free Lance, the penny
afternoon paper first printed two weeks
ago Saturday, yesterday morning bus
pep.ded publication. Lack of capital
and a disagreement among the publish
ers Is ascribed as the cause of the
The staff of the paper and the com
posllors sued the management before
Alderman Fltzsimmons yesterday on
wage claims totalling $221.78. A hear
ing was set down for Friday morning
at v o ciocic.
SOLD FOR FIFTY DOLLARS.
Property of Gregory Silk Braid Company
Passed Under the Hummer.
The l"ud, buildings and machinery
of the Gregory Silk Braid company of
the Nortn hina were sold yesterday bv
the sheriff. J. Alton Davis, acting as
attorney, purchased the property for
jo, tne amount or the costs.
The property was seized some time
ago at the Instance of W. J. Lewis
trustee, who represented debts owed by
i ne uregory company amounting
CREDITORS BRING SUITS.
Attack Battln It Co. Under the Fraudulent
Yale Xf Town Mnr-linn JR. "-rt nni lnM
sett, Presley & Train yesterday begun
proceedings under the fraudulent debtors
am iu rev; ier air.onis due them by ilut
tin & Co.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan sold the stock of
liumn c 'o. yesterdny morning to at
torneysrepresentlngcredltors. About $1,000
FOOT BALL NOTES.
Thayer's damaged eye Is getting In good
l-UIIUIMUU UKUM1. ,
Charlie Swift is after a place on the
Kingston Athletic club will play Wood's
cuuvgu loam ouiuruay ai iiingston.
The Scranton Business colleen nni at
Thomas' college club will play at 2 o'clock
mis Biiernoon at me uau park. Admls
Bion win ue iree.
St. Thomas' college and the Scranton
Business college eleven will play a game
ai me purx mis uiiurnoon at 4 o clock.
liotn teams are Btrong.
Wood's College Foot Ball team and the
South Side "Rushers" played a short
game yosterday afternoon on tho "Still
water ground." Robinson, Wood's left
half, made the only touchdowns of the
gnmn, Aeker and Atherton falling In the
kicks ror goal, wooers was handicapped
by the ansence or Morris and Hruig,
Score; college, ; "itusners, u.
WESTERN SILVER PROBLEM
William Connell Admits That His
Views Have Been Modified.
THE CONDITION OP COLORADO
If We Hod a Prohibitive Duty on Foreign
Silver Wo Could Safely Coin the
American Output and Bo
None tho Worse Off.
"There are two classes of people In
Colorado," said William Connell yes
terday, "pretty much like the people
we meet here. One class is dyspeptic
and blue, while the other Is hopeful.
one gentleman, before I got to Colo
rado, told me, on the train, thnt three
fourths of the business men of Denver
weren't paying expenses and that soon
all of theni would Join the great army
of tramps. He was no doubt sincere In
what he said; but he felt blue. When a
man feels-blue, he doesn't always see
things as they are. Sometimes he sees
them as he Imagines them to be.
"When I got to Denver I was sur
prised to find very general evidences of
pluck and thrift. It is true rents have
fallen and speculation ceased. But I
am not so sure that Colorado will not
eventually benefit from this fact. You
see, Denver was built on borrowed capi
tal. To get that capital, there was
such a competition among borrowers
that Interest charges became excessive.
Just think of paying 2 per cent, per
month on loans; it makes the average
eastern man shudder. Y'et there are
dozens of Denver business men who are
paying as high as 2 and 3 and even 6 per
cent. Interest, per month. One man
that I heard of while In Boulder actu
ally paid at the rate of 75 per cent, per
year. Is It any wonder that a pros
perity built up on such a foundation
could not last?
The Currency Problem.
"The reaction which came has
been attributed to the demonetization
of silver; but It seems to me It would
some day have been Inevitable, regard
less of silver's position as a money
metal. The eastern money lender rm
turally wants to be repaid In an appre
ciating metal and the western borrower
Just as naturally wants to repay In a
depreciating metal. There you have the
two extremes to this qustion; both na
tural enough yet both wrong
I must say to you, at this point, that
since my visit to the west and my talks
with representative people there and
observations of the condition of things
my views on the silver question have
undergone some modification. One ef
fect of the repeal of the Sherman law
has been to greatly quicken the gold
mining Industry In the west. In Colo
rado, for instance, they have. In the
Clippie Creek region and elsewhere,
discovered new ore beds worth willions
of dollars. Why, In one bed which has
Just been opened not far from Denver
It Is estimated thnt there Is $100,000,0')0
worth of pure gold In sight, while ail
ver mining was profitable, westetn peo
nle didn't bother" with gold, which, gen
erally speaking. Is harder to get at and
also harder to mine.
Protect American Silver,
"Now, however, It Is dig gold or
starve: and they naturally dig gold.
those who can. You know I am not a
Kllver Inflationist. My belief- has al
ways been along concervatlve lines.
But I want to say, right now, that
something will have to be done for
those western people before mnny
years have passed; and the Republican
party, It looks to me, will have to do
It If it is to be done properly, cautiously
and in a manner which will not upset
the confidence of eastern security hold
ers. If the west could be induced to
accept a reasonable compromise, let
us say the free coinage of American
silver at a ratlio of 18 or 20 to 1, I am In
clined to believe, tho more I think it
over, that it would do no harm to let
them have such coinage. Of course,
this would necessitate a prohibitive
duty on foreign silver. We couldn't
coin the sHver of the world."
'But, Mr. Connell, that is substan
tially Senator Cameron's position, i3 it
The West Hus Claims,
"I don't know, I am sure. It doesn't
make much difference whose position
It Is, provided it be a safe one. The
decent people of the west are Repub
licans. They are our brethren In birth
and faith and teachings. They have
gone out to a new country and devel
oped it until I believe today they have,
in Colorado, the greatest state in the
Union greatest, I mean, in its possi
bilities. We owe them the same pro
tectlon, it seems to me, that we owe
the eastern manufacturer. We owe
their labor the same protection that
we owe the labor of our eastern mllU
and factories. We cannot, at one stroke,
give them international bimetallism
but we can, can we not, give them a
protective duty on foreign silver, and
then take all they mine themselves
and turn it into coin? With the new
gold that they are developing we can
sustain an Increased currency, I am
sure; and if we can so ndjust the in
crease as to help our western friends
without hurting ourselves and this, I
believe, is possible along the line sug
gestedwhy should we refuse to do
so?" i ,
Predicts Wpite's Defeat,
Mr. Connell tells many interesting
experiences concerning his western
trip. He predicts Walte's defeat In his
campaign for re-election as Colorado's
Populist Rovernor; thinks Populism.
as a national danger, has spent its
force; and is of the opinion that when
the Republican party gets the Demo
cratlc havoc-breeders out of power at
Washington it will take up this ques
tion of silver in such a way as will
gradually bring about a return to the
prosperous conditions which preceded
Democratic restoration. Mr. Connell's
health is excellent. Ills . concluding
"I enjoyed my visit greatly, had a
splendid time, came home feeling
bright as a school boy and am now
ready for business."
OUTWITTED THE OFFICERS.
Mrs. Miller Got tho Goods She Took from
Her Husband and Fled.
"Mrs. Miller, of Scranton, who was
arrested here a week ago, at the In
stance of her husband, for eloping with
her nephew, O. P. Drake, played a
sharp trick on the officers," Bays the
"After being taken to Scranton, the
husband permitted her to be dis
charged, and Instructed that her goods
be attached. The first attachment sen
on here was imperfect and had to be
returned. In the meantime Mrs. Miller
returned, disposed of Borne of the goods
and shipped the balance away. Satur
day evening the corrected attachment
arrived here, but when Chief of Police
Holgrean arrived at the house to serve
it, the bird had flown."
OLD LANDMARK GOING.
Tho Oldest House in tho Volley Is to Be
The Blanchard homestead, probably
the oldest dwelling In the valley. Is to
be torn down, says the Wllkes-Barre
Times, to make room for a modern
structure. This house was built before
the Revolution, and It Is said to be at
least 130 years old. It hns always been
owned and occupied by the Blanchards,
ard. is a great grandson of Jeremiah
Blanchard, who came to the valley 121
years ago and participated in the ex
citing events that followed the early
The old structure contains a large
amount of dressed stone which Is being
used In the foundation of the new
house. It also has three massive stone
chimneys the material of which will be
utilized. The new house- Is being
erected directly in the rear of the his
toric building, the latter standing di
rectly on the street with a frontage of
sixty feet In a few weeks nothing will
remain of the old house except a few
relics, which the family will wish to
preserve. Among the mementoes will
probably be the nail on which the orig
inal Blanchard used to hang his bull's
eye watch in the revolutionary days.
If all the stories connected with the
old homestead could be collected they
would make a volume of Interest, not
only to the numerous descendants of
Jeremiah Blanchard, but to many
others Interested In the history of the
GOING TO PHILADELPHIA.
Lieutenant Colonel Coursen Will Bo in
Command of Thirteenth Regiment.
About midnight tonight the Thir
teenth regiment will leave for Philadel
phia to take part In the ceremonies In
cident to the unveiling of the McClel
land monument in that city.
The regiment will rendezvous at the
First regiment armory and will be in
charge of Lieutenant Colonel Coursen,
as Colonel E. H. Ripple will not be able
to accompany the regiment on account
of press of business.
The following regimental order was
Issued yesterday by Colonel Ripple with
regard to the trip:
The Invitation having been accepted to
participate In the unveiling of the Gen
eral George H. MeClellnn statue at Phila
delphia, Wednosday, Oct. 24, 1891,, the
field and stuff mounted, drum corps, and
Companies A, B, C, 1), F, O and H will as
semble at the Scranton City guard ar
mory, Scranton, In heavy marching order,
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10.30 p. m.
The members of the regiment are ur
gently reauested to turn out and present
as full ranks as possible.
By order or
COL. EZRA H. RIPPLE.
W. S. Millar, Adjutant.
WILL PURCHASE TREES.
Board of Control Hevlsed Its Action
Taken at tho Preceding Meeting Iu
struutlons Given to Committees.
At the last meeting of the board of
control Mr. Jennings offered a resolu
tion empowering the building commit
tee to purchase 100 shade trees for
planting in the different school yards
of the city, and that the work or plant
ing the trees be begun on autumnal
Arbor Day, Oct. 19. The resolution was
laid on the table. Mr. Jennings last
night moved to take the resolution from
the table, and a vote was taken, result
ing in 11 yeas and 7 nays. Mr. Jen
nings then moved to adopt the resolu
tliin. whlrh wnn done.
Night schools will open Nov. 7, and
the teachers' committee was Invested
with power to appoint teachers where-
ever the attendance warranted it.
The building committee recommend'
ed in its report that the secretary be
instructed to advertise ror liius lor me
new No. 19 school In accordance with
the plans and specifications of Archi
tects Davis and Von Storch, that a
certified check of $500 must accompany
all bids, and a contract must be ex
ecuted bv the successful bidder within
ten days of the awarding of tne con
tract, and that all bids must be in tne
hands of the secretary not later than
7.30 p. m., Nov. 12.
An Inrccuso of Salary,
The committee also recommended
the following: That the salary of Janl
tor William H. Williams, of No. 24
school, be increased $5 a month begin
ning with Oct. 1, and that the lot in
block No. 9 on Columbia avenue in the
rear of No. 27 school be purchased fo
$1,250. The report of the committee was
adopted. The building committee was
empowered to provide an additional
room in Liberty ,hall for the new pre
The directors of the Ninth and Seven
teenth wards were Instructed to re-dls-trlct
the lines between Nos. 33 and 3!
schools, and Mr. Harvey was Instructed
to lit up with seats one of the vacant
rooms In No. 33 school. By motion it
was decided to allow the Lackawanna
County Directors' association the use
of Liberty hall one day during the week
of institute. The building commlttet
was instructed to reduce the grade of
Parker street In front of No. 26 school
Mr. Jennings, intercepting a motion
to adjourn, moved that the board by
vote signify Its approval of the course
or the principal of No. 36 school, whose
pupils carried out a very appropriate
programme on Arbor Day.
POLICE COURT CASES.
Patrick J. Burke and wife, of Oak street,
Providence, were arrested for drunken
ness and Burke was further charced with
assault upon his mother-in-law and broth
er-in-law. The alderman Inflicted a rjun
lshment of thirty days In the county Jail
on the male prisoner, the wife paying a
Nellie Connor, of the West Side, and
Maud Miller, two well known characters
were charged with disorderly conduct,
The former receiving thirty days and the
latter ten days imprisonment.
Oliver Kee was arraigned on suspicion
of burglary of Jacobus house on Wyom
ing avenue and received five days' lmprls
Old gold and silver bought. Highest
casn price paid. lmviaow JJros.
Turkish an Russian Baths for Ladles
At the request of physicians and ladies
arrangements have been made to give
baths to ladies on Tuesdays irom a. m
to 6 p. m. Private entrance through
Owens' cloak parlors on Spruce strret. M,
J. Purcell, proprietor.
Collarettes at Davldow Bros.
The first nav night of the new "Progres
sive Building and Loan association" of
Scranton, win be held on tne last Sat
urday of October, from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
and thereafter on the last Saturday of
each month, at No. 227 N. Washington avo
nue, 11. A. Klmmermnn'B oince.
C. G. ROLAND, President.
JACOB F. MILLER, Sseeretary,
Ladles' sliver belt buckles. Large and
handsomest assortment In the city. Low
est prices. Davldow Bros.
Qm.II Tn 17n"tnrvvllla Ta fW V. 1R41
Fred B. Small, aged about 26 years. Fu
neral from hlB lota resldenco at Footory-
vnie, xuesuay aiienioon, uci. ij, m
Day on Canned Fruits
THURSDAY. OCT. 25
We invite every one in
terested in . Pure Food
Products to come. We
supply Families," Hotels
Boarding Houses, Insti
tutes and all consumers
at lowest wholesale prices
E. G. Coursen
429 Lackawanna Avenue.
FIRE Bin AT WORK
Attacked Howley Building at Fcnn
Avenue and Mulberry Street.
COTTON WAS SOAKED IN OIL
Gas Pipes Broken and All the Jets Left
Open Prompt Arrival of Firemen
Saved Building from Destruction.
Smoke was seen Issuing from the
windows of the four story building at
the corner of Penn avenue and Linden
street at 9.45 last night and an alarm
was sent in from box 16, bringing out
the Crystals, Nay Augs, Hook and Lad
der and Chemical companies.
Patrolman Melnzer was on his way
up Penn avenue when he noticed the
smoke and he immediately sent in the
alarm, but a member of the Crystals
saw the smoke a few minutes before
the officer and he sent In a still alarm
to the Crystals, which hurried to the
The building is owned by John J.
Howley, and the ground floor is taken
up with his plumbing and hardware es
tablishment. The three upper floors
are leased by the Scranton Knitting
company as a factory. John Lewis, ot
Green lildge, Is manager of the factors
and it is operated by a stock company
of Scranton capitalists.
The tire was found to be burning on
each of the three floors occupied by the
factory and in several places on each
floor. The firemen got streams upon
the fire and had it extinguished before
much damage was done. After Chief
Ferber sounded the Are out, he and As
sistant Chief George Suydam, John J.
Howley, owner of the building, his
brothers, Anthony J. and Michael T.
and several firemen and citizens made
an inspection of the three floors where
the tire had been burning. Chief of Po
lice Simpson arrived later and took
note of the condition of the place.
Of Incendiary Origin.
It was plainly evident to everybody
that the building had been set on fire.
On every, floor heaps of oiled cotton
waste were profusely scattered on all
sides. Empty boxes In which raw ma
terial had been shipped were ranged
all over the floors unci when they were
removed In many places under them
the floor had been torn up and neap;
of cotton waste were stuffed between
the Joists. The waste was put where-
ever two gas pipes formed a connec
tion and the pipes had been tampered
witn ana the gas escaped In volumes.
livery gas Jet on each lloor was open
and the gas escaped, filling the rooms,
in some places along the walls the
pipes had been wrenched off and the
gas escaped freely.
On the first floor where a stove stood.
the floor was ripped up and the nolo
covered with a big piece of zinc. In the
opening was stuffed about two bushels
of waste and flames broke out as soon
as the zinc was lifted and the air got to
Chief Ferber had some of his men to
collect from different places on each
floor samples of tho oiled waste which
had been lighted and stuffed between
George Bateman. foreman of the fac
tory, was at the scene and Chief Fer
ber questioned him concerning his
knowledge of the case, and from what
he had to say, the chief felt that he
should be detained for a further hear
ing. George Krlnglesmlth, a boy who
works at tne factory, was also de
tained. Both were taken to nol ce
neaoquarters nnd a messenger dls
patched for Mr. Lewis to his home.
What Biitcman Says.
Bateman said that he wan In the
factory at 8 o'clock last night and then
there was no evidence of a nrennration
to fire the place. Mr. Lewis was there
also and both turned off the gas before
leaving. Mr. Lewis went down stairs
to the lirst floor and shut off tho vnlve
at the meter. He stayed until tho lights
went out and then turned off all the
Mr. Howley and one of his men went
to the residence of Mr. Lewis at the
corner of Delaware street and Adams
avenue, and told him that he was
wanted at police headnuarter to ex
plain what he knew of the fire. When
they reached the station Chief Ferber
and Chief of Police Simpson concluded
to adjourn the hearing until 9 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Lewis made a state
ment, however, that was substantially
tne same as tne story told by Foreman
He said that he was in the factorv
about 8 o'clock and then everything
was all right. He turned off the gas
at the meter and then locked ud the
place. He had no theory to advance
as to the cause of the fire, and was
greatly excited when telling his story.
ne almost rell from the chair and asked
for a glass of water. To Mr. Howlev
on the way to the station he said that
the insurance on the machinery and
siock was only Julio.
A pall of oil-soaked cotton waste, mi
the shape of evidence is held at police
headquarters. Lewis, Bateman and the
boy, Krlnglesmlth, were allowed to go
until o'clock this morning.
Children's sets at Davldow Bros.
I have just received a new line of
foe Wedding Gifts. Step In and see
cur new stock.
In at rnsHiit th Host Pepnltf nd Preferred if
WarerMms : Oppoilta Columbus Monument,
200 Washington Av. Scranton, Pa,
Including the palnleis xtraotlnj of
Uath by an entirely new process.
S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
139 WYOMING) AVE.
O'BOYLE'S NAME REMOVED.
He Formally Notified Coinmlssioncs That
He Is Not a Candidate.
ThomaB O'Boyle yesterday formally
notified the county commissioners that
he had declined the nomination of the
People's party for sheriff, and asked
that his name be erased from the ticket.
Later in the day Messrs. Butterman
and Dreher, of the People's party coun
ty committee, called on the commis
sioners and said that they would today
be prepared to substitute the name of
W. F. Loftus for that of Mr. O'Boyle as
tne party candidate for sheriff.
THE STATE NOMINATIONS.
Received Yesterday by County Commis
sioners from State Department.
The county commissioners received
yesterday from the secretary of the
commonwealth copies of the state
nominations liled with him.
Chief Clerk Wagner at once proceed
ed to make up the tickets for this coun
ty. The size of the official ballot this
year, Including stub, will probably be
24 by 28 inches.
George Carr, Banjo and Guitar teacher.
is still at 427 Spruce street.
Mining clocks, $1.00. Davldow Bros.
At tliis season of the
year is particularly
attractive. We are
adding new things
everyday. Our prices
are always the same.
20c. PER POUND.
10c. PER HALF POUND.
5c. PER QUARTER POUND.
Over 50 kinds to
select from. Always
319 Lackawanna Ave.
GREEN AND GCLD STOEK FRONT.
do you dread Monday
washday? Can't blame you
much slop dirt confusion
heat enough to drive vou
out into the street. Wouldn't
it be better to send your whole
family wash to us every week ?
Special "POUND RATES "
to families. Write for these
Crop a postal our wagon will call promptly.
YOU'LL HAVE TO WALK
Many a long mile before you will
find Shoes to equal our new lines
of Fall and Winter Footwear.
WE HATE EVERY STLYE and qual
ity that is first-class and desira
ble Our prices are as low, if not
lover, than you are paying for
D A MIOTLTD'O Corner of Lackawanna and
D A IN I O I ll V Oj Wyoming Avenues. ;
III II I I
Do Just as well if not a little better than others
regarding price and style iu
Cloaks and Millinery
As a compliment to our customers we are giving
handsomely framed picture with all
sales at or above $4.00t
BROWN'S BEE HIVE
224 LACKAWANNA AVE.
DR. JAEGER'S SANITARY
AN OFFERS TO THE PUBLIC
HAVING withdrawn entirely from
wholesale trade and bavins
transferred our wholesale stock
to our retail department to be offered
to our patrona at wholesale prices, w
mention a few of our prices:
French Black Lynx,25 in. long.at$ 6 00
Electric Seal, " 15.00
Wool Seal, 18.00
Astrakhan, " 15.0U
FUR NECK SCARFS.
Water Mink i ai
EectricSeal . 1.75
Hudson Bay Sable 4.60
btone Marten 4.50
SOMETHING NEW IS ft
With Double Heads.
In ladies' Tailor Made Coats
and Cajies we carry the handsomest
line in the city.
In Millinery Department
We carry a line line of Trimmed and
Untrimmed, and the latest in a Child's
Have Your Furs Repaired
by the only practical Furrier in th8
city. Send for illustrated catalogue.
tJ a BOLZ
138 Wyoming Avenua.
NEXT DIME BANK.
128 Wyoming Ave.
We are now showing an ex
quisits line of
At special prices to introduce
them iu our stock.
OIK NEW RAZOR or Needle Toes for
Ladies and Gentlemen are the per
fection of the Shoemaker's art
They cut their way into favor with
every one who sees them.
01R CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
will prove attractive to parents:
w ho are looking for reliable Shoes
. at the lowest possible prices.
WOOLEN SYSTEM GOODS.