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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER. 14, 1894.
Norton's Holiday Display
Is now ready for inspection
at the temporary new store,
15 Wyoming ave., near the Globe.
Books, the best of gifts,
In .our usual large variety,
To please all tastes and conditions
All the desirable new looks
As well as the standard ones
In various styles of dress
Suitable for Christmas presents,
Booklets, calendars and diaries,
Prayer books and hymn books,
Bibles for pulpits, teachers, the home,
The pocket and Sabbath schools,
Fancy stationery and art goods,
Leather lap tablets, wallets,
Gold pens, pencil cases and novelties,
All at popular low prices.
Open evenings until Christmas.
A Foe to Dyspepsia I
And always have
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE
TO THE TRADE BY
The Weston Mill Go.
THE GENUINE POPU-UR
HftVE THE INITIALS ,
G. B. &CO. .
IMPRINTED OH EACH CIGAR.
Garney, Brown & Co. Mfr's
Court House Square.
PERMANENT CURE OF
Alfforms of Hernia a specialty. W'oll
known Scrauton physicians in charge.
S C RAN TO IM
GERMAN RUPTURE CURE CO., LIM.,
203 Washington Avenue.
T. J. McTIkIic, of Carbondale, was In the
Jllss Mary Brennan, of Carbondale, is
Visiting In Scranton.
J. Bennett Smith, of Kingston, is visit
ing friends In the city.
Attorney A. A. Vosburg was In Wilkes
Iiarre yesterday on legal business.
Andrew A. Robertson, of the West Side,
is visiting his brother in Amlenried.
Attorney V. V. Watson has returned
from a business visit to Harrlsburg.
Attorney C. W Dawson has returned
from a professional visit to Dover, Del.
Mrs. D. J. Gllmartln, of Arehbuld, is
spending a few days with relatives In the
W. L. Carr, of Green Ridge, returned
Inst evening from a business visit to New
. Rev. Warren G. Partridge delivered an
address In Philadelphia last evening anil
will return home tonight.
Announcement Is made of tho nppronh
, lug ninrrlage of Attorney D. J'. Heplogle,
of this city, to Miss K. Uulle Turnbull, of
New Mllford, Susquehanna county.
D. PHtchard, of Tenth street, left for
' Iv'ew york yesterday, and will sail for
Wales this afternoon, where he will visit
Mrs. P. - F. Corcoran and son, David,
who have been visiting at the Rowan
residence on Luzerne street for the past
two months, returned to their home in
Chicago yesterday morning.
P. J. Collins, the Wllkcs-Rarre cloth
ing merchant, was in the city yesterday.
He was one of the witnesses that ap
peared before the arbitrators in the Da
vles & Griilln Insurance case.
C. C. Jadwln, of Ilonesdale, and son,
Lieutenant Jadwln, United States engi
neer, stationed at AVlllet's Point, N. y
were In the city yesterday. Lieutenant
Jadwin graduated from West Point, with
the highest percentage ever obtained by
a student in that institution.
Clarence Wilson, formerly employed in
the jobbing rooms of The Tribune, and
who went to California about llfteen
' months ago for his health, has Just re-
" turned. Mr. Wilson was called here by
a telegram sent him by his sister, Mrs.
F. D. Brewster, telling him of their
mother's death.- Mr. WHson expects to
return to California and try his hand
raising prunes, apricots and peaches in
Banta Clara Valley. ' -
Gold Pens and Pencils.
; PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
( Turkish an Russian Jllaths for Ladies.
At the request of physicians and ladles.
arrangements have been made to give
baths to ladles on Tuesdays from 8 a. m.
.to 6 p. m. Private entrance through
jwcns- cioan parlors on Spruce strret. M.
J. Purcell, proprietor.
MARRIED, . ' I . .
SCAMBLER TAMHLYN. Bv the Rev.
A. f. C.liiffee, on Dec. 12, 1894, Charles
W. Scamoier to mibs Lizzie H. Tamblyn,
both of Scranton.
BMALTZ STANTON. Deo. 12,' at' '.the
home of the pride's mother. Park Place
by tho Rev.' George M. Soheldy, Henry
Stnaltz ana miss Annie Klizabeth Stan
ton, both of Scranton,
LIVELY DAlNi VENISON
Prosecutor in Two Cases and Defend
ant in as Many More.
ASSAULTED HIS OWN FATHER
Such Was the Testimony Given in Court
Yesterday, but Jonathan Declared
That He Was Very' Ocntlc-Mcglin
Guilty of Selling on Sunday.
It was rather uninteresting yesterday
forenoon in court. A tedious case was
tried in No. 2, and the time in the main
court was taken up with short cases
of trivial Importance. William Peck,
chorged with assault and battery by
Joseph T. Klrkbrlde, plead guilty and
was sentenced to a line of $1, the costs
of prosecution and one month In the
county Jail. A verdict of guilty was
returned against John and Bridget
Simon for malicious mlsohlef and they
were called before Judge Albright for
sentence, which was a line of $20 and $3
respectively. Mrs. Anna Godwin,
charged by her neighbor with dlsorder-
llness and breaking the peace, was put
under ball In the sum of $500. Her son,
John, qualified before Judge Edwards
as her bondsman. Judge Edward im
posed sentence of costs on Jacob Boes,
in each of two cases; John Mucknock,
in each of two cases; John Sehweder,
convicted in his case of one-half the
Verdict of not guilty were taken In
the cases of the1 commonwealth against
John Malloy, assault and battery
charged; the commonwealth against
James Dennlgan, same charge, and
commonwealth against Mariano De
Nenzo and Frank Marisko, same
charge. Judge Albright Imposed sen
tences of costs on John and Sarah
Evans, David and Margaret Jenkins.
Wnllinin Not Guilty.
Philip Wallmln was put on trial on
the oharcu of carrying away fruit, a
penalty for which Is provided under
special act of assembly. Daniel Shea,
who owns the premises, was the prose
cutor. This case grew out of the one
against John and Bridget Simon by
Wallmln. The Jury found a verdict
of not guilty nnd put the (Josts on the
prosecutor. In the cane of the com
monwealth against John Hardensky
and Annie Coslosky, charging adultery,
fornication and assault and battery,
verdicts of not guilty were rendered
and the costs put upon the defendants
John Meglin, a Polish salooon keeper.
doing business at the "Ridge," was put
on trial to answer for the offense of vio
lating the excise law by selling Intoxl
cants on Sunday, Aug. 12. Jonathan
Venison, the constable of the First
ward of Arehbald borough, was the
proscutor. Attorney Joseph O'Brien
represented the defense, and District
Attorney Kelly the commonwealth
The constable testified that he could
not gain admittance to Meglin's bar
room on that Sunday because the door
was locked, but he looked In over the
blinds and saw three men drinking at
the bar, but he could not swear whether
What was In the glasses was whiskey
or beer or any Intoxicant. Louis Mor
islnl, a small boy living fifty yards
away from Meglin's hotel, swore that
he was engaged by a man named Jack
Walsh to "rush the growler" and that
he purchased 10 cents' . worth of beer
on live different occasions at the hotel
of John Meglin. Another witness, a
German with an unpronounceable
name, swore that he drank a glass of
beer In Meglin's saloon on Sunday, but
It was because he was sick, and then
the wife of Meglita, who waited on him
did not take any pay for the drink,
.Meglin Denied the Charge.
The defense offered only the testi
mony of Meglin; he denied absolutely
the stories of the witnesses of the com
monwealth and with that the case
rested and was given to the Jury with
out argument. Judge Edwards, in his
charge, read the act of assembly and
reviewed the evidence of both sides,
Th Jury, ho said, Is the Judge of the
credibility of the witnesses. The judge
took occasion to digress somewhat
from the case and he quoted the law
bearing on supplying intoxicants to
minors, either to drink on the premises
or to fetch home to their parents.
It would be well," said the court
"that hotel keepers understand that
they violate the law In that respect as
much as If they sold liquor on Sunday.'
That Jury went out and another one
filed Into the box to 'hear the evidence
in a case similar o the one Just fin
ished in which the Indictment was
against John Meglin, 'the same defend
ant, but the prosecutor was John
Walsh, who was not to be found. Dis
trict Attoreny Kelly suggested that the
defaulting prosecutor be imposed with
tine costs and upon the charge of the
court such a verdict was rendered.
The next case was a most depraved
one. The constable Who figured In tlh
preceding ease was called upon to an
swer the oharge of assault and battery
preferred by his father, a feeble old
man, 65 years of age. District Attorney
Kelly conducted the case for the com
morvwealth and the defendant had no
counsel. The old man swore that he
had $30 saved and laid away from the
grasp of burglars, beneath the plank3
In the floor of the stable. On March 27
last he went to the stable to look at the
money, but alas, H was gone! The
tfheft was charged up to Jonathan's ac
count and when the old man upbraided
him with it he caught him by the throat
and severely choked him.
Jonathan Says lie Was Gentle.
Jonathan said ihls father charged him
with the theft, wihldh he denied, and the
old man took 'hold of a flat 'iron to brain
him with it. In that case ho acted in
self defense and only laid his father
down gently on the floor. Judge Ed
wards told the Jury that they heard the
testimony of both and they had a right
to believe whiohever of the two they
folt was telling the truth. The Jury re,
turned later with a verdict of guilty as
charged in the Indictment.
Venison was again put on trial for
felonious wounding, but the case did
not proceed further than calling the
jury. The erratic constable shot dnto
a crowd of Hungarians and wounded
one of them. He has a counter suit
against them on the oharge of resisting
arrest. The two cases will be heard to-
gether and District Attorney Kelly will
champion Venlson'a case.
In No. 2 court room the case waa on
all day of George "W; Cramer against
Wlllam G. Miller, wlhom he charges with
having cut timber trees from his land In
Biakely township. The defendant
claimed rtihait he purchased the land and
afterward when It was re-surveyed and
the lines changed, the land from which
he cut the timber was taken away from
him. W. W. Watson appeared for tho
commonwealth and S. B. Price for the
defendant. The day was taken up most
ly with quoting the law and offering
titles and surveys of the land. The de-
fendant claimed, the right to thirteen
and one-half acres more than the prose-
oution agreed was 'his rigiiti - The case
went to the Jury ait adjournment.
Dr. iPennypacker certified that John
J Mitchell, defendant In the rape case, In
which Mrs. Kate Dyer Is prosecutrix,
is seriously 111 of typhoid fever and the
court ordered the case continued until
next term and the capias against the
defendant stricken off.
The Jury returned with r verdlot of
guilty ' against John Merlin, charged
ith selling liquor on Sunday.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
(Under this heading short letters of in
terest will be published when accompa
nied, for publication, by tho writer's
name. The Tribune will not be hold re
sponsible for opinions here expressed.)
THAT VIADUCT VETO.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Editorially, this morning, you
advise the West Side board of trade to
'be reasonable about the viaduct." It
may be In accordance with your
thought that West people are unrea
sonable In this matter, but in the light
of all circumstances it is hardly a per
tinent opinion. People on the WesHSide
are as loyal a class of citizens and tax
payers as those of any other part of
the city. They do not wish to place the
city In an unreasonable debt. But, at
the same time, they are beginning not
'to see through a glass darkly."
The resolution of the board adopted
on Tuesday evening (and for which in
your columns you substituted a minor
one) contained the gist of the feelings
of the members expressed mildly. Had
the wishes of some of the members
been carried out, the resolution would
have been complete enough to satisfy
any desire for a full and "convincing
explanation," of which you speak. It
was deemed more advisable, however,
to mildly express the board's feelings.
Your editorial bases unsatisfied Judg
ments against the city as a ground
upon which to justify the veto. There
are these judgments, it is true. Yet if
council had done in all cases as they
did on the ordinance providing for
grading North Rebecca avenue (a West
Side avenue), these judgments would
not be facing the city now. Heavy
damages were claimed, and the result
was that council repealed the ordl
nance within thirty days. This was
the precedent which the vladust or
dinance would have followed. The
mayor was cognizant of the manner In
which the ordinance was to be taken
through council. In August there was a
meeting of council's special viaduct
committee and the committee of West
91de citizens. The mayor was present
and knew of the understanding reached
whereby the ordinance was started on
its way. That understanding was that
if the damages allowed by viewers
were excessive or embarrassing the
West Side councllmen would stand to
gether for the repeal of the ordinance;
and they were pledged on their honor
to do so. Indeed, when the ordinance
was before select council on final read
ing, that Issue was presented by Col
onel Sanderson when the vote was be
ing taken. You claim that the amount
of money embodied In "excessive"
would vary. That is probably true,
also. Still, councllmen are endowed
with common sense; and If there would
be any damages too much for the city's
treasury to stand, the repeal agreement
would come forth to obviate the trou
ble. The Ordinance provided for. tho ap
pointment of viewers by the court to
assess damages, if any. The question
is a mooted one whether the damage
cry is not a vastly exaggerated one.
There would be (Undoubted bene-fita
result from the construction of the via
duct, and there are many who' think
that this side of the scale would be
heavlerthanthat of damages. The ordi
nance, however, made specific provi
sion to Ascertain whether there would
be damages. Why, then, should It be
stated unqualliledly before court's ap
pointees say so, that there would be dam
ages?, TJie passage of the ordinance,
with the tacit agreement of council
men, and by tho knowldge of the mayor
beforehand, us was the case, that tho
measure would be repealed under cer
tain conditions, would not "open the
door to unknown additional expendi
tures." The only way to learn what
probable damages would be must be by
city legislation providing for It. That
course was offered in the present case,
and yet, after an ofllclal knowledge
of it for several weeks, which seemed
at least to sanction, the course proved
to be a ground for the veto. The city
engineer's plans are specific enough for
all details to be known, and were com
plete when before court.
Whether it be turned Into a political
weapon I doubt. But still the veneer
ing of the veto message shows to many
people on the West Side politics all
through the ordinance's passage and
finally its veto Just after the election.
People who have advocated a measure
so earnestly as have the West Side citi
zens are not to be blamed if. they en
deavor to read between the lines for
the reasons of an ofllclal action such as
this one. Respectfully,
CHARLES E. DANIELS,
Secretary West Side Board of Trade.
Scramton, Dec. 13.
SALT RHEUM often appears In cold
weather, attacking the palms of tho hands
and other parts of the body. Hood's Sar-
saparllla, the great blood purifier, cures
HOOD'S PILLS are the best after-dinner
pills, assist digestion, cure head
ache. 25c. ,
The sale of Parts 4, 5, 6, 7 nnd 8, of Pal
mer Cox's Interesting and laughable
"Queer People" will open on Friday
morning at The Tribune business office.
Brush and Comb, Manicure, Toilet and
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
. The $40,000 School House.
for Columbia avenue has been let and will
bo commenced Immediately. There are
still a few more lots left at a low price.
Oflice, Theater Lobby.
Oxford, International, BagBtor and Hol
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Fine assortment of calendars, 1893.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Aro You Going to Buy on Opera Glass'
Dr. Shlmberg Is selling now fine pearl
Lamler opera glasses for $3.85, worth $7.30,
305 Spruce street. -
Davis' Automatic Inkstands.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Great variety of Sleds, Clipper Wagons
and Doll Carriages.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Books, Booklets, Art Calen
dars and Xmas Goods of all
descriptions. High (lass
Framing a specialty.
DDATT'C 212 Lackawanna
i i in I i W
PUBLIC DOESrr KNOW IT
Figures Show a Smull Attendance of
Volutecr Firemen at Fires.
FECULIAR STATE OP AFFAIRS
Only an Average of Four and a Half Mem
bers of One Company do Duty, Leav
ing Its Permanent Men Out of
At a conference held yesterday by the
promoters of the paid fire department
Idea the slim attendance of volunteer
firemen at fires was discussed; In fact,
for several days this argument has
been used as a reason for establishing
a paid service. It is contended that
the general public and even city officials
would be astonished if the true state
of affairs in this connection was known.
The Tribune has obtained and pre
sents below the ofllclal record of attend
ance upon fires of members of the Phe
nlx Chemical company. Neptune
Engine company and the Hook and
Ladder company, each a representative
organization of the central city, South
Side) and West Side, respectively. The
figures show the average attendance of
each company to be from 5 to 10, and
If the permanent or part-paid men are
left out of the reckoning there would
not be enough men present in many
cases to handle the apparatus.
Truth in Pluck and White.
Since Aug. 2, the day the Phcnlx com
pany first used its chemical engine, it
has responded to sixteen alarms. A
total of 115 men, an average of seven
members, were on duty, 20 per cent, of
the total membership of twenty-seven.
At the big Lackawanna avenue fire and
the fire in the Howley Bros, building
seventeen and eleven members respect
lvely attended, and leaving these two
Instances out of the reckoning the aver
age attendance is only six; again, the
average Is only five, leaving out the
company's two permanent men.
The Hook and Ladder company hns
fifty-three members, but upon the most
liberal figuring only 19 per cent., or an
average of ten, have been present at
the nineteen fires since June 17; the
total number attending wns l'J3. Ellml
nating the Davles & GrIIIln, Robinson's
brewery and Lackawanna avenue fires.
only an average of nine members re
sponded, and the average is reduced to
seven If the two permanent men and
the driver of the chief's horse are not
considered. The company's biggest
record was made at the Robinson's
brewery lire, when twenty-two mem
bers were on duty. One of these wns
Charles Robinson, proprietor of the
brewery, four were employes of the
establishment and three were well-
known business men of the central city
who are members of the compuny and
drove to the fire in a carriage.
Record of Neptunes.
The Neptune Engine company has
twenty-nine members and Blnee April
2 a total of 248 members responded to
thirty-three alarms. This shows an
average attendance of but Bevon, or 24
per cent, of the membership. The aver
age is reduced to four and oue-hulf
members if the engineer, stoker and
paid man are not considered.
The figures mentioned above are not
haphazard, but were obtained from
the official fire record books of the
three companies. Averages and per
cent-ages would be greatly reduced if
in the figuring It had been considered
that many members announced as
present at fires arrived while their ffl
lowa were reeling up the hose or
jumped upon the apparatus for a re
turn ride to quarters wht-re their names
were taken as being present at the
tire. In several instances where the
records show four, five, six and seven
members present, the engine, chemical
aparatU3 or ladder truck left their
houses with only the permanent men
aboard. There have been Instances
when two permanent men have had to
do the coupling nnd other preliminary
Th? figures simply show that the
three companies under a paid sys-f in
would be better represented and bet
ter qualified to do duty than under the
present tantalizing system. It should
be borne In mind that the figures' ure
from tl.e records of three of the most
competent companies in the volunteer
department and were selected for that
reason. With one or two exceptions,
the records of the remaining companies
would even F-how a more deplorable
state of affairs.
Call at Grlllln's new rhoto Studio,
ground tloor, 2u Wyoming avenue.
Standard Diaries for 189!.
PRATT'S BOOK STORK.
Presents for a Lady
There is nothing
Kid Gloves, one
If the shade or
will gladly exchange after Christmas
Real Kid for
M.& H. for
M EARS & HAGEN,
415 LACKAWANNA AVENUE,
WHAT BRINGS RELEASE FROM DIRT AND GREASE t
WHY, DON'T YOU KNOW?.
HI .'. 11
H PRESENTS .
Make Your Selections Now and
, Have Them Set Aside.
WEICHEL & MILLAR,
116 WYOMING AVENUE.
On and after Dec. 8 we will keep
open evenings until Christmas.
You buy your
slides of Schank
you wear the lat-
410 Spruce St.
Of course you are in a
quandary what to give
ior a Xmas present. Jov
your mind will be great
ly relieved by visiting
either of our stores, where
our lines of Bath Robes
Goods, Neckwear, Gloves
Suspenders and Night
bhirts are complete.
Our assortment is cer
tainly the largest and
best in the city.
mi JrrlUlt 51. Brill 1U! LAUK. AVt.
more acceptable than
pair or half a dozen.
size does not suit we
LARGE VARIETY, GOOD STYLES AND LOW PRICES,
We want to show you our
men's strictly all
Colors, Grey, Black
308 Lackawanna Avenue.
Felt Hats, worth 49c, for - 25c
Velvet Hats Trimmed with Jet and
Tips, worth 5.00, for - - $2.98
Frosted Egrets, worth 39c., for 15c
New and desirable goods in Jackets, Plush
and Cloth Capes, Fur Capes, etc., arriving
daily and are sold at the Lowest Cash
Something nice for a Christmas Gift. Chains made out of your own or
some dear frieud's hair. Leave orders as early as possmie.
E. M. HETZEL,
READY FOR SANTA CLAUS
ami Is taking no chances on not having
a receptacle large enough to hold a pair
of those Skate that he saw nt ('. M.
FLOHKY'S, or even a Sled. Wc have a
nice line of Games, Magic Lantern, I'ocket
Cutlery. Sweaters, Air Guns, etc., for the
222 WYOMING AVENUE,
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING.
137 AND 139
and Oxford Mixed.
230 Lacka. Ave,
133 FRANKLIN AVE.
We are now doing a general Drug, Paint
and OH business t the above location,
during the erection of our more building
recently destroyed by lire.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
OUTt TELEPHONE CALL, NO. 221,
All orders promptly tilled and delivered tQ
any part of the city. r
133 FRANKLIN AVENUE.
FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.
A Smoking Jacket
or House Coat
There is no gift more suita
ble, more handsome, or one that
is more appreciated than a hand-,
Our assortment of the above
goods is very extensive; in fact,
We Hold the Reins
, .on these goods,
Examine our styles and priced
GIFT TO THE BOYS
A PAIR OF GENUINE r
steel club skates
AND SHOE HOUSE
S. L. GALLEN.