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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESD AY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 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 1 ooks
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
.. And always have
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE
TO THE TRADE BY
The Weston Mill Co.
THE GENUINE POPULAR
HAVE THE INIALS
G. B. & CO.
IMPRINTED OH EACH CIGAR.
Carney, Brown & Co. Mf r's
Court House Square.
t PERMANENT CURE OF , '
All forms of Hernia a spocialty. Well
known Seranton physicians in charge.
GERMAN RUPTURE CURE CO., LIlfL,
203 Washington Avenue.
Dr., Bateson Is in New York for a few
Paul Gardner, of Honesdale, was In the
John J. Tlerney, of Blnghamton, was in
this city yesterday on a business trip.
Miss Agnes Callahan, of Lackawanna
avenue, spent yesterday with friends In
Miss Annie Everett, of South Orange, N.
J., Is visiting C. W. Thompson, of San
Mrs. H. C. Dewey, of Tlttston, visited
her mother, Mrs. Lizzie T. Ueane, of
Attorney Charles McCarthy, of Wllkes
Barre, was a visitor in town for a few
General Manager J. R. Beetem returned
to this city yesterday after a week's stay
In Philadelphia on important business.
William Connell and J. M. Harris were
registered at the Stratford and Andrew
V. Bedford at the Glrard hotel In Phila
delphia, Monday. ,
Attorney H. C. Reynolds, of this city,
and Miss Adelulde C. Scott, of Wayne,
will be married on Thursday evening at
that place. The following Scrantonians
will be present: Mr. and Mrs. P. H.
Clemons, Mr. and Mrs. N. Rice,' Mr!
and Mrs. V: P. Chr P'ffTMrs. F. hi
Swan, Dr. Wardell, A. . Colborn, Stephen
Rice and R. II. I'atters, I.
- Fino Clocks. Wo Are Offering
A handsome mantel clock; this would
make a beautiful Xmas gift. Half-hour
strike. Cathedral gong. Warranted an
A 1 timekeeper for $5.00. Others charge
Gold Pens and Pencils.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Children's Fino Solid Gold Rings s
60c, at Davldow Bros.
Prang's Non-Poisonous Paints, Just the
thing for the children's Xmas presents, at
Stewart's, Y. M. C. A. building.
Fine selection. Prices low. Quality
best. Latest designs. Davldow Bros.
, Oxford, International, Bagster and Her
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Are You Going to Buy on Opera Glass?
Dr. Shlmberg is selling now fine pearl
I.amler opera glasses for $3.85, worth $7.50,
805 Spruce street. .
DIED. ' 1
FOGARTY.-In Dunmore, Dec. 18, 1894,
Martin, the bright and Interesting little
child of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fogarty,
of Qrove street, Dunmore, and grand-;
child of Thomas Quinn. Funeral Wed
nesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Inter
ment In Hyde Park cemetery.
BEST. In Seranton, Dec. 18, 1894, Mamie
Best, aged 7 years, 10 months and 13
days. Bhe was a daughter of William
Best, of 1209 Stone avenue. Funeral at i
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
LOOKS DARK FOR THEM
Case of Arson Against J. S. Luce and
' His Foreman.
NO EVIDENCE POK DEFENSE
Testimony Gathered by Detective Me
Sweeney by Kequcst of Tire Under.
' writers-K. W. Luce His Son's Bonds,
man llutcmun Goes to Jail.
John S. Luce, manager of the Seran
ton Knitting company, and rllliam O.
liateman, foreman of the company,
were yesterday afternoon given a hear
ing on the charge of having, on Oct. 22,
set fire to the building ait Penn avenue
and Mulberry street. The hearing took
place In the police court room before
Alderman Fuller, who committed each
of the defendants to jail to answer the
charge at court. Arson not being a
bailable offense, before an alderman,
Luce after the hearing furnished bail
before Judge Arohbald at the latter's
residence. R. W. Luce, the defendant's
father, qualified as bondsman in the
sum of $2,000.
Many spectators were attracted by
the ease owing to the prominence of
Mr. Luce among the younger business
element of the city and the gravity of
the charge against him. He was repre
sented by Attorneys George S. Horn
and M. J. Wilson; Major Warren, an
other of Mr. Luce's counsel, was absent
owing to Illness. John F. Scragg wa3
Mr. Batsman's attorney, and Joseph
O'Brien conducted the prosecution for
Detectives McSweeney and Barring,
represonting the Board of Fire Under
writers, and City Solicitor Torrey was
present in the Interest of the city, al
though he took no active'part in the
Caso Against the Accused.
From 2.30 until nearly 6 o'clock the
prosecution presented a strong case of
circumstantial evidence, secured through
the efforts of the detective agency. The
most damaging testimony was given by
Detective McSweeney 'himself, which
was particularly his conversation with
Bateman the day after the arrests. At
torney Horn subjected all the witnesses
to a severe cross examination In the in
terest of Luce, but It was a noticeable
fact that Mr. Scragg refrained from
asking more than an occasional ques
tion In the Interest of Bateman. The
testimony did not appear to seriously
implicate the latter and Mr. Scragg's
policy of not questioning the witnesses
would Indicate that he will conduct an
independent case for his client.
No evidence in defense was offered by
the attorneys of either defendant.
c def of the Fire Department Ferber,
'. oreman Newman, H. R. Long and
William Ferber, of Crystal Hose com
pany, and Thomas Conlon, of Hook and
Ladder company, testllled to the loca
tion of several blazes and piles of waste
found on the second, third and top floor
of the building.
Anthony Howley, of Howley Bros.,
heard a noise on the back stairs at 7.40
o'clock and went to the floor above to
Investigate. Found Luce there; seemed
to be excited. Went home at 8.15 o'clock
and returned to store when the alarm
She Saw l uce.
Maggie Anderson, a domestic, of 539
Penn avenue, swore to having left the
house at 8.50 o'clock to post a letter,
and, on her return, being startled
while passing the building where the
fire occurred by the sudden appearance
of Luce from the side door.
Wlllium Newhart, 13 years old, of 524
Oakford court; Louis Storms, aged 12
years, of 322 Linden street; Joseph
Sampson, 332 Kressler court; George
Klingsmlth, 308 Kressler court; Fred
Beck, 524 Wyoming avenue, each em
ployed in the Seranton Knitting com
pany's works, individually testified to
having seen Luce within a block of the
building at 9 o'clock. One of the boys
bought a gallon of kerosene oil at
Luce's request the day preceding the
fire. Luce, the next day, ordered the
boy to wipe some machinery with kero
sene, but there was no kerosene in the
can. It was the custom of two of the
boys to sweep the place after the hands
had stopped work, but on the night of
the fire, after they had begun sweeping,
they were ordered by Luce to stop. The
usual hour for quitting work had been
6 o'clock, but that night the hands were
dismissed an hour earlier.
Detective McSwecncy's Story.
Detective McSweeney occupied the
stand from 5.15 o'clock until three
quarters of an hour later. He said in
part: - -
"I Investigated the cause of the fire
upon request of a number of Insurance
We Are Showing Complete Lines of Silks.
Ki Kia (wash), '
Fancy Taffetas (for waists)
DRESS PATTERNS AND SUITINGS
Fancy Handkerchiefs and Fans, Pocket Books,
Kid Gloves and Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Store Open Evenings.
M EARS eV HAG EN,
415 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
M TO SAVE TIME IS TO LENGIITEN LIFE." DO 100
VALUE LIFE? THEN USE
men. I talked with Luce several times
and received from him and his father
every act of assistance possible. He
had $2,500 Insurance on machinery and
"Luce told me he dined at the Wind
sor the night of the fire, was at thye
fuctory with Bateman from 7 to 8
o'clock, when they left the building and
saw Anthony Howley and a stranger In
Howley Bros'. 8 tore. Luce said he went
to his ofllce on Lackawanna avenue,
wrote several letters and on his way to
the postofllce met Bateman, mailed the
letters, and at 9.05 o'clock started out
Washington avenue for his hdme In
Green Ridge. .
"The defendants were arrested on
Friday and the next day Bateman said
he had an 'opinion' who set the build
ing on fire. When I asked him who he
referred to. he said "John S. Luce.' He
said he met Luce by appointment at
the building the night of the fire and
after waiting fifteen or twenty minutes
at the Mulberry street entrance went
up stul""' where he found Luce In the
dark, 'uateman said that on the day
before Luce had asked him about the
combustible qualities of waste and gas
and that he (Bateman) believed Luce
had some hidden motive In wanting to
meet him the night In question. Once
Bateman told me his meeting with Luce
near the postofllce was between 9 and 10
o'clock; again he said it was about 9
Asked for Datemun's Discharge.
Mr. Scragg asked for his client's dis
charge on the plea of Insufficient evi
dence. Mr. Horn announced that his
client had no evldnece to offer, but
that the prosecution's case had been
a case of mere suspicion and not strong
enough to warrant sending the charge
Mr. O'Brien, for the prosecution, ar
gued that the evidence showed incen
diarism to begin with and that the
testimony was more than circumstan
tial against each of the defendants.
Alderman Fuller without deliberation
committed the defendants to Jail.
Instructions not to converse with any
one about the case were given Bute
man by his counsel. Before leaving the
court room with Detective Roche Bate
man asked for a Bible to take to jail.
Mr. Scragg said that bail for Bateman
willbefurnlshsed by a former employer,
of Wllllamstown, Dauphin county.
Cornell Glee Club.
The pictures of the Cornell Glee, Banjo
and Mandolin clubs now around town
show about the same faces as last year.
Munager Hlllyer promises a concert much
better even than the one of Inst season.
Dec. 24 the clubs will appear at the Froth
Ingham. Christmas carols appropriate
to the occasion have been prepared for
encores. It is said the collegians sing
these much better than the English choir
Hon. John Graham, of Wllkes-Barre,
and General Manager Beetem, of the
Seranton Traction company, are conduct
ing a lively canvas In their contest for a
diamond ring. The proceeds of the con
test will go to the Church of the Sacred
Heart, of Pluins.
Where Shall I Go
To buy a Xmas present? Davldow Bros.,
of course; because they have the largest
stock and their prices without doubt are
the lowest In the city.
Great variety of Sleds, Clipper Wagons
and Doll Carriages.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
A New Fruit Knife.
Something new. Never before Intro
duced In the city. Novelties in fruit
knives at Davidow Bros.
Standard Diaries for 1895.
PRATT'S HOOK STORE.
Ilcuutiful Assortment of Sterling
Silver rings, 25c. Davldow Bros.
The $40,000 School House.
for Columbia avenue has been let and will
b,e commenced Immediately. There are
still a few more lots left at a low price.
Oince, Theater Lobby.
at Davldow Bros.
Brush and Comb, Manicure, Toilet and
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Books, Booklets, Art Calen
dars and Xmas Goods or all
descriptions. Hlsh Class
Framing a specialty.
PRATT'S Lackawanna Ave
SOMETHING NEW IN WATCHES
A Solid Gold Watch Movement and tho
Smallest Watch Made In America.
The factories of the Dueber Watch Case
Manufacturing Company and the Hamp
den Watch Company, at Canton, O., are
by fur the most complete1 establishments
In the world, devoted to the manufacture
of high grade watch movements and
watch cases. The mechanical equipment
of these factories Is of the finest quality,
and its experienced workmen are not sur
passed by any manufacturing establish
ment In any line. Every resource In this
magnificent plant Is utilized and every ef
fort concentrated In the single direction
of muklng watch movements and watch
cases as nearly perfect as lies within hu
man power. The seventeen jeweled
watches manufactured by these compa
nies, and first put upon the market some
four years ago, have now a national rep
utation among railroad men and others
who must have accurate time. The latest
production of these factories is the small
est ladles' watch made In America, and
the only watch movement which has ever
been made out of solid gold. This magni
ficent little watch is called "The Four
Hundred," It, In "The Four Hundred" In
name as well as In quality, and is sold
only in 14-karat and 18-karat solid gold
cases. Any lady who Is the proud pos
sessor of one of these gems has not only a
thing of beauty, but one of the most use
ful articles money can procure. These
watches being of superior quality can
only be found In first-class Jewelry stores.
Pickle Porks, Oyster Forks,
nut picks, nut cracks. Davldow Bros.
Santa Claus couldn't make a wiser
choice of a gift for his little friends than
to present them those funny, droll and
mirth-commanding "Queer People." All
purts can now be had at The Tribune
We Can Sell
You a fine boy's watch for $2.75, In stem
set and wind, open face, warranted.
A Great Strike
Sure to come and close at hand. Davl
dqw Tiros, clocks are constantly striking
the hour und half hour.
Davis' Automatic Inkstands.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Sugar Shells 37c.
Triple-plate Rogers Bros.
All parts on sale now at The
Tribune business office.
TO SAY MUCH.
If you can't make up
your mind what to se
lect look in our windows
At Its Real Value.
Low Prices Seem to
213 Lackawanna Ave.
We've had a big trade on Smoking Jackets during the past week. - Folks say
our prices are lower than other dealers ask. Our styles are all new. They make
very appropriate gifts. Materials are Flannels, Cheviots, Tricots, Velvets and Im
ported Figured Silks, lined with Silks and Satins, some quilted, others plain.
Drop in and look at 'em. No charge for that.
137 AND 1
S. L GALLEN
You intent to make some
one a Christmas Present.
DO Not Worry
Do not lose your temper,
but make a bee line for
As they have such an array
of Goods suitable for Gift
Making that it will be a
pleasure instead of a worry
to make such selection.
and TOILET SETS.
Bric-a-Brac, Cut Glass, Lamps,
Tables, Chafing Dishes, 5
O'Clock Teas, etc.
116 Wyoming Ave.
You buy your
shoes of Schank
you wear the lat
410 Spruce St,
A SUGGESTION .
Of course you are in a
quandary what to give
for a Xmas present. Now
your mind will be great
ly relieved by visiting
either of our stores, where
our lines of Bath Robes,
Goods, Neckwear, Gloves,
Suspeuders and Night
Shirts are complete.
Our assortment is cer
tainly the largest and
best in the city.
412 SPRUCE ST. AND 205 LACK. AVE.
SCHANK 8 1!
k STORY WITHOUT
We're pleasing an
A Pair of Genuine Steel Club
LARGE VARIETY, GOOD
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 5c
New and desirable goods in Jackets, Plush
and Cloth Capes, Fur Capes, etc., arriving
daily and are sold at the Lowest Cash
HAIR CHAINS Fl
Something nice for a Christmas Gift.
some dear friend's hair. Leave orders as early as possible.
READY FOR SANTA CLAUS
and Is taking no chances on not having
a receptacle large enough to hold a pair
of those Skates that he saw at C. M.
FLOKKY'8. or even a Sled. We have a
nice lino of Games, Magic Lantern, Pocket
Cutlery, Sweaters, Air Guns, etc., for the
222 WYOMING AVENUE,
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING.
army of boys with our gift presentation.
Skates accompanies each Suit, Overcoat or Reefer,
AND SHOE HODS
STYLES AND LOW PRICES.
and Oxford Mixed.
Chains made out of your own or
230 Lacka. Ave.
133 FRANKLIN AVE.
We are now doing a general Drug, Paint
and Oil business at the ubove location,
during the erection of our store building
recently destroyed by fire.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
OUR TELEPHONE CALL, NO. 223.
All orders promptly filled und delivered t
any purt of the city.
133 FRANKLIN AVENUE.
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