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Till! fiCBANTON TRIBUNE SATURDAY MOnNTNO. DECEMBER 8, 1894.
The Very Unique Career of Dr. Rich
ard C. Flower, of Boston.
DOCTOR, LAWYER, INDIAN CHIEF
Spook Medium, Orthodox Minister, Faith
llcalcr, Agnostic, Promoter of Mining
Speculations, Reformer and General
From the rittsburg Dispatch.
Alliance, O., Dec. 7. The arrest of
Richard C. Flower the forepart of this
week, charged with "doing" some west
ern people in a silver mining1 specula
tion, is the sensation of the hour In all
Kastern Ohio. An a druggist. Disciple
minister, Infidel lecturer, spiritualistic
medium, bonanza king in the mines,
owner of ranches and plantations too
numerous to mention, and doctor, law
yer und Indian chief, all rolled Into one,
lie forms one of the most conspicuous
and Interesting adventurers of the nine
teenth century. Every page of his
eventful life contains a sensation, and
the whole forms a farce-comedy with a
rich transformation scene at the end of
Nearly twenty years ago he landed
here, with long hair and an antiquated
cape over his shoulders and glasses on
his nose. He wus the talk of the town
and he has been ever since. He came
here In response to a call from the Dis
ciple church, at that time probably the
Strongest denomination In the city. Tlu
pulpit, which had been filled in former
years by Rev. A. U. Way, convicted of
forgery, and other unfortunate selec
tions, was vacant. Flower was the son
nnd brother of Disciple ministers,
though previous to his advent here he
was clerking In a drug store at Howling
Given, Ky. lie came here on trial and
Proved a Sensational Preacher.
For a time he preached the slmon
pure orthodoxy, but was nothing at all
times If not sensational. Gradually he
commenced diverging from the tradi
tional teachings of the church, nnd as
gradually a storm commenced brewing.
The congregation was about evenly di
vided between his followers and the old
line followers of Alexander Campbell.
Finally he threw off his disguise and
cast dogmas to the winds. A furious
piotest went up, and In the midst of
his sermons he was continually in
terrupted by gray-halrud believers In
the true faith. The church split nnd
In the war that followed the adherents
of the old original faith captured the
Flower then organized "The Inde
pendent Christian Church." Ky de
grees Flower became more liberal In
his views, until he led his flock through
agnosticism nnd spiritualism, into the
broad arena of free thought. The or
ganization became know'n as the "Broad
Gauge Church," and It soon drifted Into
a sort of go-as-you-please debating so
ciety. After having exhausted all other
phases of human existence Flower took
up spiritualism. lie became a medium,
nnd his followers became firm believers.
Seances were held nearly every night,
and the weird performances of his
trained ghosts put to shame the tame
entertainments of all former hobgob
lins. He taught that departed spirits
could be made to materialize in the
flesh, und under conditions that com
pletely prevented investigation he made
ills ghosts dance. It would require a
very largo book to record the interest
ing things this aggregation of prevari
cating ghosts sprung upon the public.
An Indian Ghost Dunccr.
; Finally Flower sprung a new wrinkle,
which was the foundation of his for
tuneIf he has one. He claimed to be
especially possessed of the spirit of an
old Indian doctor, who had been dead
many centuries. When the spirit would
take hold of him he was full of war
whoops and the dance. His own spirit
went to sleep, or off on a vacation, he
said, while his brains and body were
possessed of the spirits. Patients came
to him from far and near and his medi
cal practice assumed such proportions
that he was compelled to open a spook
hospital and sanitarium. He pretended
that he could actually see through his
patients, and if he told a fellow that
he had swallowed an alligator, he
would take an alligator from him and
prove It. But Flower, whatever else lie
may have been, was not a fool, and thou
sands of men became Infatuated with
his absurd doings plausibly explained.
Flower had plenty of rich backers and
before the spook regime they estab
lished for him a paper known as the In
dependent Age. For a time It was run
on a high pressure basis, sinking money
at a rapid rate. The late A. W. Coates
of horserake fame, put a little fortune
into the paper and It Is there yet.
Flower married, during his reign as
the prince of adventurers, the daughter
of Chris. Manfull. a well known bul
ness character of this city, and the
. friends of the bride, who was an ex
ceptionally beautiful and accomplished
Kill, almottt went Into mourning. When
Flower left here he went to Philadel
phia and then to New York, making
his appearance In the east as a phy
sician. He advertised extensively and
succeeded in humbugging enough peo
ple to live like a prince. He was ar
rested for practicing medicine without
a diploma and fined. He then pur
chased a patent diploma nnd opened
chop In Boston, where he won national
fame and fortune. He always played
for big stakes, and among his pa
tients were many millionaires and peo
ple of fame. Even Joe Jefferson was,
it is said, induced to go to him for
A Layer on of Hands.
He claimed to possess the power of
curing by the laying on of hands, as
well as the power to visibly Inspect
the interior of every part of the human
body. His practice grew to fabulous
proportions, and he bought page after
page of the greaitest newspapers In the
country for w. single advertisement.
He finally built a great private hospital
in Boston, and rich patients came to it
from all over the world. Once or twice
a year he would take a trip over the
country, having a private train all to
himself. He would stop In all the prin
cipal cities for a day or two, where he
found hundreds of patients waiting to
He and Manfull commenced operat
ing mines In Colorado, near Silver Cliff,
and the victims of their alluring Mocks
ere found everywhere. Their mining
schemes were extended and land trans
actions that would stagger an ordinary
millionaire were tackled by them In
half a dozen locations. They were in
terested in Florida orange groves and
swamps, In land on the barren plains,
and mountain peaks. R. C. Flower, or
"Dick," as he la familiarly known here,
has no doubt accumulated a million or
more since leaving Alliance, and in
Boston he lives at a millionaire gait.
of New York city, will be In hla Scranton
office, 441 Wyoming avenue, every Mon
day from 8 in the morning until 9 In the
TELEPHONE IN HIS HAT.
Novel Means of Convicting a Bold lilacV-
By the United Press.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 7. By fitting up a
small telephone in hla silk hat, to
which was attached a slender gold wire
connecting with a telephone held by a
detective outside. Dr. Peter Jauss has
secured the evidence necessary to con
vict Lawyer Charles loaa of blackmail.
The doctor had been paying the law
yer sums of money for suppressing
some disagreeable private history, but
when his wife received a letter threat
ening her he rebelled, and, with the
novel telephone attachment In his hat,
went to the office of Ioas, and got him
to admit that he had written the letter.
The detective outside at the other end
of the telephone heard the confession,
and the lawyer was arrested 'after
listening In astonishment to the clever
manner by which he was caught.
DUX'S REVIEW OF TRADE.
Difficult to Detect Any Change in the
Current Husincss-Prospeets for lietter
Times After Jun. 1 Arc Hopeful.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 7. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
weekly review of trade tomorrow will
say: It Is difficult to detect any change
in current business. Prospects for busi
ness after Jan. 1 ure quite generally
considered more hopeful; In some
branches there are larger orders, und
the west bound shipments of merchan
dise are a little larger. Hut the work
naturally diminishes near the end of
the year nnd the holiday trallic brings
Just now a temporary activity which is
not of much general significance. The
meeting of congress, and the announce
ment of the new currency plan and of
various biHs proposed, have not affect
ed the situation perceptibly. On the
whole agricultural products are scarce
ly stronger, and wages of labor do not
advance, but there is reason to expect
the employment of a somewhat larger
working force after the holidays.
Stocks have been a shade stronger,
railroads 27 c. per share and trusts $1.0S.
Railroad earnings continue smaller
than a year ago, and for November
thus far show a decrease of 3.1 per
cent, against 6.4 per cent. In October.
Comparing with 1892, the decrease is 7.7
per cent, against 8.9 In October.
The Iron Industry seems to have dis
tinctly brighter prospects at Chicago,
where pig Iron Is firmer and bar In
larger demand because of orders for
The money market has not Improved
and the drift of Idle money hitherward
Is as large as at any time this year.
The failures this week have been IIS."
In the United States against :!S5 last
year, and 40 in Canada against 42 last
No. 2 furnace of the Reading Iron
works went into blast Thursday for the
first time in nearly three years.
John Fowler, of this city, has re
ceived the contract for sinking a shaft
at the Morea colliery. He is just about
finishing a successful contract at the
Chamberlain colliery, and will com
mence work at Morea today.
The Ebervale washcry was compelled
to suspend operations Wednesday
morning on account of no water. Pipes
will be laid today from the breaker to a
number of nearby ponds. It will be
several days before operations will re
sume. The plant employs 120 men.
It was due to a change at the head of
the New York, Lake Erie and Western
company's management that George
Van Keuren, formerly superintendent
of the Jefferson division, was elevated
to the high position which ho now
holds as superintendent of transporta
tion. The directors of the Lehigh Coal and
Navigation company have called a
meeting to bo held on Monday next.
The purpose of the meeting at this
time Is to select a man to fill the vac
ancy caused by the death of President
E. B. Lelsenrlng. Elmer H. Lawall, of
the Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre Coal
company, It Is believed, will be the
choice. It is understood that tho Lels
enrlng people are very earnest in their
desire to have Mr. Lawall fill the vac
ant chair, and the only opposition, If
such exists, may come from George D.
McCreary, of Philadelphia, tvho Is also
a large stockholder.
The statement of shipments of an
thracite coal for the week ended Dec. 1,
has no bearing upon the present condi
tion of trade or as it has been since the
first of the month. It shows shipments
for the week of 1,041,132, a larger
amount than had been expected, and
swells the total for the month to above
4,000,000. How much of this coal was
sold nnd how much went Into stock,
cannot now be guaged, but It Is believed
that the Increase of stocks on hand has
be-en large for the month larger, in
fact, than carried for a long time. Ship
ments for the week, compared with the
same week last year, show an increase
of 145,835 tons, of which 78,842 tons came
from the Schuylkill region, 30,738 tons
from the Wyoming, and 30,257 tons
from the Lehlyh region.
The Elklns-Wldener-Newbold syndi
cate Is about to begin the construction
of what they claim will be the finest
electric trolley road In the world. It
Is to be the Washington and Baltimore
boulevard line, 32 miles long, contracts
for 17 miles of which will be let In a few
days. The first section, between Wash
ington and Laurel, is expected to be in
operation by April 1, 1M)5. The Manu
facturers' Record this week gives a
complete description of the road, which,
It Is estimated, will cost $1,000,000. The
road will be double-tracked, and laid
with 80-pound steel rails. The trains
will have a guaranteed speed of sixty
miles per hour, the fastest schedule
time for any electric or steam railway.
The block signal system will be used
for the prevention of accidents. It Is
proposed to have the entire line In op
eration by midsummer.
IT WILL PAY you to take Hood's Har
saparilla. With pure blood you need not
feur the grip, pneumonia, diphtheria or
fevers. Hood's Sarparlllu will make you
strong and healthy.
HOOD'S PILLS are purely vegetable,
carefully prepared from the best Ingred
STOCKS AM) BOXDS.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 7. Whllo trading In
American Sugar was again on an enor
mous scale today, the gales footing up
nearly 187,000 shares, the stock did not
monopolize speculative attention by any
means. Traders had something else to
talk about, the developments In Washing
ton In the matter of the proposed amend
ment in the Interstate commerce law
so as to permit pooling, having not only
furnished operators with a fresh toph
for discussion, but created quite a btilll-ili
sentiment In rnllway stocks a swell. Tho
Impression here Is that congress will cer
tainly modify the law In this respect and
this belief offset the proposed export of
(1,250,000 gold, and the further rise In
sterling exchange. Brokers usually rep
resenting big bear operators were heavy
buyers of raljway Issues throughout the
day. Business was also better distrib
uted, and the demand was quite general,
The rise in the railway list ranged from
Vi to 2,i per cent, American Stigsr was
even more active than of late. The stock
opened at 87Vs,u88, rose to 91, and closed
at 91. Some of the buying was traced to
Inside sources. Net changes for tho day
in the market show gains of 4 to per
cent., Sugar leading. .The sales were
heavy, amounting to 387,327 shares.
The range of today' prices for the ac
tlve stocks of the New York stock mar
ket are given below. The quotations are
furnished The Tribune by O. du B. Dim
mlck, manager for William Linn, Allen &
Co., stock brokers, 412 Spruce struct,
Op'n- High- Low- Clos
. ' . . lg. eat. est. lng.
Am. Cot. Oil 27'i 27 27'A 27
Am. Sugar Re'g Co. 87', 81i 87 91
A. M. T tti'A 94',4 934 A
Atch., To. & S. Fe... i 5 47 S
Can. South 5ui8 &014 5014 50'
Ches. & Ohio 18 18 18 18
Chicago Gas 71 TlVi 71H 72
Chic. fc N, W 97,fc 8S 97 9S
Chic, B. & Q :7in 73 7114 72
C. C. C. & St. L 3SV, 38 38
Chic, Mil. & St. P... 57Vj KlVa 57 59'i
Chic, H. I. & P...... 61 G2 6Bi f,2
Delaware & Hud.... 1211 Vid'i 120 12i',4
D. , L. & YV 101 KI0U 1G1
llst. & C. F 9'i 9"4 9 'p'i
Gen. Klectrlc ST.' Si(, 30
Lake Shore 13T. VMS 135 li
Louis. & Nash 53 04 53 5l'i
Manhattan Kle lifi pi7 Ki5 107 '.4
Mich. Central 9S14 !I8'4 98', usifc
Mo. Pacific 2Hi 24 28'i 2S
Nat. Cordage..'. 9'i 9f4 'i 9
Nat. Lead 39 40 39 40
N. J. Central Kji.j !M 93'4 li
N. Y. Central... 99 S'J'-i 99 !'9Vi
N. Y. & N. E 31 MVii 31 31'4
N. Y L. E. & Y... 11 12 11 12
N. Y., 8. & W 15U. 15'a l.Vi 15',i
Nor. Pacific, I'r 17',-i 18 374 18 "
Ont. & West 15 15 15 15
Phil. & Head H lil'j, 14.14
Texas Pacific 9 9 9 !'
Wabash, Pr ' 14 14'j, 11
West. Union 874 Wi M'.s
CHICAGO BOA 11D OF THADE TRICES.
Op'n- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est. lng.
May C0 CO'i 59 59
December 55 55 65(6 55
May 32 32 32 32
50'4 49 50
47 47 47
47 47 47
12.00 11.97 12.00
Scranton Hoard of Trade Exchange
Mooslc Mount'n Coal
1 1000 Mt. Jessup Coal Co.,
5 1 Traders' Nat'l Bank
1 1M Scranton Glass Co.. .
10 60 Providence & Abing-
10 100 Scranton Packing Co .
GO 50 Lacka. & Montrose
10 100 Third Nat'l Bank....
la loo Scra'n Savings Bunk
10 luo Laeka. Trust & Safe
10 100 First Nat'l Bunk
400 50 Scranton True. Co...
20 100 Walker Automatic &
Steam Coupler Co..
50 100 Walker Automatic &
Steam Coupler Co..
New York Produce .Market.
By the United Press.
New York, Dec. 7.-FIour-Dull, held
firmly. Wheal Falrly actlve on local ac
count; export trade dull, prices He lower;
No. 2 red storo nnd elevator, 6o',iaC0-c. ;
afloat, la(i2c; f. o. b., GlV&aGlc; un
graded red, 5GaG4c; No. 1 northern, 70a
70',4c; options closed weak ut Ua'-jc be
low yesterday with trading dull; May
most active; sales included No. 2 red Jan
uwy, 6114c; February, 2c.; March,
G3c; May, C3c; June, 04c; July, 04c;
December, G0c. Corn .More active,
firmer; No. 2, 57c. elevator; 58c afloat; un
graded mixed, 52a52e.: steamer mixed,
61',:;a52c.; No. 3, 50c. ; options were moder
ately uctlve; December, CGUc.; January,
53c; May, 5lc. Oats-Quiet, .Armor;
options quiet, firm; December, Sllfcc; Jan
uary, 3.'c; Februury, 35"'c; May, 3Ge. ;
No. 3, 39V4C.; January, 39',c.; spot prices,
No. 2, 31a3t!,c.; No. 2 white, S9a39V4e.;
No. 2 Chicago, 35a351,.ic ; No. 3, 33c; No.
3 white, KtWc, mixed western, 34a3'ic;
white do., 3miI2c; white state, 38al2c
Beef Dull. Beef Hams Quiet. Ticrced
Beef Dull. Cut Meats Quiet; middles,
nominal. Lard Quiet, lower; western
steam, $7.22'i.; January, $7.25; December,
$7.25 asked; February. $7.30 asked; re
fined, qulet;continent, $7.02'; South Amer
ica, $8; compound, 0a5c. Pork Dull,
steady; mess, J13.50all.2Ti. Butter Quiet,
fancy firm; state dairy, 13a23c; do. cream
ery, 18a24c; Pennsylvania do., 18o24c;
western dairy, HalUc; do. creamery, 15a
25c; do. factory, I0a17c; Elgins, 25c;
imitation creamery, 13a2Uc; June cream
ery, 18a22e. Cheese Quiet, unchanged.
Eggs Choice fresh firm; Btate and Penn
sylvania, 2Ga27c; held fresh, 20a22c; west
ern fresh, 25a2Sc; do. per case, $3a4; south
ern,. 23o24',ic; limed, lS'ialG'ic
llnffalo Stock Market.
Bv the United Press.
Buffalo, Dec. 7 Cattle Receipts, 402
head; on sale, 80 head; market firm;
good shipping steers, $1.50u4.GO; light to
good butchers, J3.85a4. Hogs Receipts,
21,150 head; on sole 12,800 head; market
steady for good "hogs, weak for light;
Yorkers, generally, $4.40; with late sales
nt $1.35; good mixed, $l.40a4.45; mediums,
$4.50a4.5; choice, $4.00; pigs, $5.3oa4.40.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 10,000 head;
on sale, 1.4G0 head; market easy for com
mon sheep and lnmbs; natives unchanged
at the close; Canada lambs, $3.90; extra
native lambs, $3.ti0a3.90; good to chloce,
$3.15a3.50; eommon to fair, $2.75a3; mixed
sheep, $2.25a2.75; extra export wethers,
$3.50a4; extra export ewes, $2.8oa3.a0.
Chicago Stock Market.
By tho United Press.
Union Stock Yards, HI., Dec. 7. Cattle
Receipts, 8,000 head; market firm; common
to extra steers, $3aG.50; stoclters and feed
ers, $2a2.35; cows and bulls, $1.25n3.50;
calves, $1.50a5.25. Hogs Jtecelpts, (12,000
head; market firm; heavy, $4.30a4.G0; com
mon to choice mixed, $4.25a1.55; choice as
sorted, $4.35a4.!0; light, $l.20a4.4O; pi(?s,
$3.50a4. Sheep Receipts, 12,000 head; mar
ket weak; Inferior to choice, $1.55a3.U5;
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Dec 7. Oil opened 89!4c;
highest, 89c.; lowest and closed, 89c.
Philadelphia Tallow Market.
Bv the United Press,
Philadelphia, Dec. 7. Tallow Is quiet
and steady. We quote: City prime -In
hluls, 4c; country, prime In bbls, 4c.;
country, durk, in bbls, 4,4a4l,ic.; cukes, 6c;
A SITUATION WANTED BY A YOUNG
widow as honcokevpe . Addrens Mrs. J.
C, 1720 Codnr svonue avenue, Scranton, Pa.
SITUATION WANTKD AS HOUHB
kpeper, good ecok, w ll do wastllni And
Ironinir. Aulres Mrs. E. Jackson, 809 Hamp
ton stroet, city.
TlEPORTER SOBEK, RELIABLE YOUNU
IV married man, tliorouzh and competent
local roDorier, wisnes permanent position on
livo dally or weekljr: Ave year' Roneral expe
rience; ran edit ropy and telegraph, read
proof and cover local; familiar with ((porting
and thealri'sl Holds, good prena sgont: rofw
ences from (rood pnpwa; salary moderate id
drew H. V. T1H11KNM, Altoona, Pa.
WANTED A YOUNG MAN, 20, f ANTS
position m Btonogrnplior, elirk, or any
light position. Can luiniili good reference.
Address Htenonraphcr, rare Tribune oHico
SITUATION W A NTED-BYAy6Wo
O girl to do lioimework or to taka care of
cblldron. AailrcRS u ,., i& rununre avenue
CITUATION WANTED-A COMPETENT
O atonograpber dmires position as atonog
raplior and typewriter. Can give reference.
L D , Tribune ottic.
SITUATION WANTED-AS BARTENDER;
iwo ywira exporienro in urHi'riaiw mace;
reference from old employers. GEORGE E.
DOWNEY, Box 892, Montrose, Pa
WANTS OP ALL KINDS COST THAT
Much, whrm paiti for. ttj at.
Vance, when a book account
IS MADE!, NO CHARGE WILL BE LESS
THAN 26 CENT8. THIS RULE AP
PLIES TO SMALL WANT ADS. EX
CEPT SITUATIONS WANTED, WHICH
Poor 1 axes Are Due.
ALL UNPAID JANUARY 1, 1895, WILL
be collected with rests.
A JA W1LL AMS. Collector.
rVO MAKE Bill MONEY SELLING OUR
-i- Electrio THlnnhnin. Rn.t llitr on urrli.
Snnt all complete ready to sot up. lines of any
liwtunce. A practical Eluctrlo Telephone.
ur atfoiits ma 1 a $i to $11) a day cosy.
tvorybouy buys; Bi money without work,
rricoa Low. Anyone can make S75por month.
Address W. P. Hurriaon A f'lurir Nil 11
AOENT WANTED EVERYWHERE TO
Bell tho latest aluminum novelties, enor
mous profits, sells at siuht, delivered froe, se-
uio lerriiory. nampie ill velvot lineU case
With full inrnrmntioll. ltkv t 'atalntrua ffaa
Aluminum Novelty Co., 335 Broadway, New
nENEUAL AtiENTS WANTED -SELL
V J Itiir n . A I.
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f o 1 rI cum., profit. VvOimnoia ineimcai
SALESMEN WANTED IN OUR 8PEC-
bicycle, sporting gcols and buggy d'tpart
n'nti: liberal commissions. STANLEY
' nlxteonth street, New York.
UTANTf D - ACTIVE SALESMEN TO
hnndlo our line, no peddling. Salarr,
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tativo in Scrauton (or any city not taken.)
muni iiuvo iow iiunurua uoilars cash to pay
for goods on delivery aftor orders are secured.
F. E. VAIL, Morao building, Now York.
T nAVE JUST RECEIVED FROM OUR
i fartnrV ntllttltnl- Itlutalltnnnf nnoAH.. T
want a sober, honest man to start at 511) week
ly. J. W. KIN SELLA, Library building.
MAN-tiOOD SALARY PAID; STEADY
man wanted in each couufv to work (tr
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township of Old Forge, Lackawanna
county, Pa., deceased.
By vlrtne of an order of the Orphans'
court of said county, thoro will be exposed to
public aalo at tho arbitrntiou room of the
court homo in the citv of Scranton, on Tues
day, tho 11th day of December. 1SH4, at 10
o'clock a. m , the following described real es
tate, to wit:
All that certain lot of land In Old Forge
township, Lnckawanna county, Pa, begin
ning on Oak street at the corner of the lot
contracted for by Allen Rober ts; thencs north
forty-two (42) Cein-ees west along Oak street
sevunty-tliree (73 feet and six () Inchna to a
corner; thence south forty eight (48) degrees
west one hundred and forty-elpht (148) fet
to a corner; thence win til forty-two (42.) de
grees, eaat sevonty three (73) feet and six (fl)
Inches to a corner; thence north forty-eight
(48) degrees east one hundred nnd forty -sigh
(148) fcoUo the place of beginning. Contain
ing about ono-fo'Tth ((j) acre of land, and be
ing the ft out half of tho lot mlrt and conveyed
by William Herbert and Wife to William
RTP by deed dated July 20, 18R2, audduly as
algued by said William Hopp to Patrick Joyce
on Oct. 31, 1882. Said deed and assignment
being recorded in Lackawanna county in deed
book No. 21, paire 625, ete., improved with a
two story lrame dwelling house and out built'.
'forma of sale, ouo hundred dollars down on
the day of the sale and balance upon filial con
firmation of sale and delivery of deed.
WILLARD, WARREN & KNAPP, Attor
nery for tho estate.
. Charter Application.
1 Lsckuwanna county, No. HSU January
torn), A. D., ISWj. '
Notion is boretiv given that an application
will be made to tho said court on Saturday
Dec '.S. A. D., 1891, at 9 a. m under the act
of esumbly approved April 29, 18T4, and
the supplements thereto, by George W.
Keys. R. A. Marshall. John W. Jackson. (!.
W. Ball and W. H. Johnson for thocharter of
an intondod corporation to bo called the
"Oriental Social Club," tho character and ob
ject of which la for the purpose of social
enjoyment and the literary Improvement of
tue members and for tluas purposes to have,
poaansi and enjoy all the rights, benefits and
privileges conferred by the said act and its
The auid chartor la now on file la tho office
of tho prolh inotary of Lackawanna county to
the above term and number.
FRED W. FLEITZ. Hollcttor.
VTOT1CE IS HEREBY OiVENHAT AN
Vi application will be made to tho governor
of Pennsylvania, on Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a
m. by Honnrl C. Wllla, Thomas R. McQuude,
Fred J.Harding. Daniel O'Connel and M.J.
O'Malley, under the act of assembly, entitled
"An act to provide for the Incorporation and
regulation of certain corporations," approved
April Iff. 1874, and the supplements thereto.for
tho charter of an Intended corporation to
be called "The Keystine Brewing company,
of Dunmore. Pa.," the character and objocta
of which is tho manufacture of brewed
and malt liquors and for such pur.
poses to have, possess, nnd enjoy all the
lights, benefits and privileges of aald act of
asiembly and the supplements thereto.
K. C. NEW COM R
to Boll Pennsylvania grown Nurssry stock,
which Is the best In the world. All the new
specialties as well as tbe standard varieties of
I ruin nnd Ornamentals. A fine outllt fur
nished and Money advanced for traveling ex
penses, Salary dates from the day work ia
commenced, write for terms.
HOOPES, BRO. dV THOMAS,
Maple Avenue Nurseries, W, Cheater, Pa.
(onnolty & Wallace
OUR DISPLAY OF ART NOVELTIES
Now Ready aud consists of many choice things that will no doubt be bought quick.
II M HOLIDIllf SPECIRL IN 0111 1 ME DEPARTMENT.
A large quantity of Real Kid Gloves, in a variety of shades, all good. Our former
price was $1.50 Now 98c. The best Kid Glove opportunity of the season.
THE FAIRY WARDROBE
Is one of the greatest hits of Modern times.
Plenty now on hand of our Famous $5.00 Mackintoshes. A splendid Christ
Is anywhere made than is manufactured right here in
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
nf nun TMiriT nnunmiu
of Scranton, No. 428 Lackawanna avenue,
of Luckawanna county, Pennsylvania, at
the close of business November 30, WW:
Cash on hand $ 34.2G8 18
Checks und other cash items.... 4,011) 84
Due from Banks and Bankers... 142,527 70
Lounx and Discounts 278,520 55
Investment securities owned, viz:
Stocks, Bonds, etc. ..$149,7(13 30
Mortnnffps G3,C2 23 213,389 5
RenlKstate, Furniture and Fix
tures 1,000 00
Overdrafts 263 04
Capital Stock paid In $ 50,000 00
Surplus Fund 25,000 00
Undivided Prollts, less expenses
and tuxes paid 13,975 50
Deposits subject to check 6S3.S94 35
Demand Certlllcatcs of Deposit. 1,103 55
Dividends unpaid 6 00
Report In detail of above Securities hus
been mndo to C. H. KRUMDIIAAR, Su
perlntedcnt of BanklnR, as called for.
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, COUNTY
OF LACKAWANNA, SS:
I. A. H. CHRISTY', Cashier of the
above named Bunk, do solemnly swear
that the above statement Is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
(Slfsned) A. H. CHRISTY. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
6th day of December, 1S94.
(Signed) O. 13. PARTRIDGE,
(Signed) O. S. JOHNSON,
L. A. W'ATRES,
II. J. WILSON,
The goods arc yours at your own
price, if you happen to be the
of C. W. Freeman's valuable and
high class stock of Diamonds,
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware,
as the store is rented, the fixtures
for sale, etc., and Mr. Freeman
positively retires from business.
a.30 AND 7.30 P. M.
Private sales at less than cost
price during the intervals between
COL S. M. McKEE, AUCTIONEER.
quickly and perma
niiitlv all nurvmia
(llaenftftfL awli aa wnnlr Mitmnrv.
JiOaa of Brain Power, llimdnche, Wakolulnesa,
I,tt Vitality, nliihtlreuilasluna. eTlldieama.ini-pou-iicjrnud
ifaatliia-UlwuscaciiuHed by loathful
crrortortiefliin, Contnlna no onlatoa. las
nerve ton In und hi ox) builder. Mukoa tho pale
and imiiy strong and plump. Ksally carrlad In vent
pocket. VI per hoxt 41 for 9ft. By mnll prepaid
with a written simranUte touure or money refunded.
Write uafnr free medical book, aent aenlod In
Elaln wrapper, which ooniatna teatlmonlala and
nanclal rolcroncej. No havrfe fnr eouinlla
tlona. fl'waid 0 imUationt. hold by imr ailrer-
Jlaed Simula, or adilrttaa KEKVIC CO
laaonlu Temple. Chlvugo. Ill,
SOld) IN HCK ANTON, PA., H. C. SANDERSON
WASHINGTON, L'OK. SPRITE, IHtUUGIHTS.
BClm ftUOK CO.jMCt?!tal.$1.00(rMi
llKHT 1.50 SHOIS IN THK WOIUJD.
"A dollar tartd U a dollar eanud."
ThUKl.adlea' Hoi Id French Ionol Kid Bn
toaBoot delrrarad free ony-whtrw Id tbe U.S.. on
reoeipioiua.0, Money uraer,
or Yom&l Note for tlM.
Konala every way tbe boots
aold la all retail a tore for
2.W. We make tila boot
onraelve, therefore we guar
anna to ju, mu ana wrar.
mwA it an. nmA I. rk llalwl
;'"Afi!j w Will refund the moBty
or und another pair. Opera
loe or voaanioa nenae,
wtdtha O, P. X, HB.
aliea 1 to I and Ball
ut will I yea.
ncTW Qunc toTM FEDEI
win in ..iVSVfP W- J I ! I
figmai (rtM f iu
WALLACE 209 Lg Ave.
bcranton by the
CHEAPEST IRON BEDS
Scranton Bedding Co
Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many pat
rous that thev will this year hold to their usual custom
of milling STRICTLY OLD WHEAT until the new crop
is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the market, and
owing to the excessively dry weather many millers are
of the opinion that it is already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby Co. will take
no risks, and will allow the new wheat fully three
months to mature before grinding.
This careful attention to every detail of milling has
placed Washburn-Crosby Co.'s flour far above other
We have the following supplies of lumber secured, at
prices that warrant us in expecting a large
share of the trade :
Pacific Coast Red Cedar Shingles.
"Victor" and other Michigan Brands of
White Pine and White Cedar Shingles,
Michigan White and Norway Pine Lum
ber and Bill Timber.
North Carolina Short and Long Leaf
Miscellaneous stocks of Mine Rails, Mine Ties, Mine
Props and Mine Supplies in general.
THE RICHARDS LUMBER COMPANY
COMMONWEALTH BUILDING, SCRANTON, PA.
DID YOU KNOW?
That we WILL GIVE you beautiful new pat
terns of Sterling SILVER SPOONS and
FORKS for an equal weight, ounce for ounce,
of your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
307 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
SutsasUDw aaadi reliable,
Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills
t her art prompt, aale and certain In raealt Tbe jeaaiea (Dr. FmI'b) ttnm jUafi
Dotal fiM anwhere, 11.00, Addreu Maa Oa Ueralaod, 0.
For Saleby JOHN H. PHELPS,
Spruce Street Scranton, Pa.
j the lonomtlTe
y aumptlon and
Tor Bale b 0. M. HABB13, UrnMlafc
IN THE CITY.
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, White)
Sullivan County Hemlock Lumber and
Tioga County Dry Hemlock Stock
Elk County Dry Hemlock Joists and
medlalne. Onlr tiarmleaa I21J
700 want lb beet, get
Pharmacist. Cor. Wyoming Avonua ant)
1 DR. MOTTO
orfana o either aex. ancta aa N'erroua riwua'lf u. aali
?i W aiatital Worr.eeilTe naaof TobocooorOplera.whlctaleailtoCoay
lntanltj. With OTerr SS order we le a JIW"? fft
7 ' Araau.