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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1894.
Webster's large dictionary, cloth cover,
A reprint of the old edition, 97c
Large pocket edition, cloth cover, 15c.
5o-cent books, cloth cover, 35c.
50-cent books, cloth cover, 25c.
35-cent books, cloth cover, 17c.
25-ccnt books, cloth cover, 15c.
25-cent paper cover novels 5c.
Children's picture and story books,
Fancy pasteboard covers, 10c. upwards.
Holmes' Autocrat Breakfast Table,
New edition, half price the old, 75c. '
Webster's new international dictionary,
Increased in size and quality,
And reduced in price,
. Is a small library alone
Pcloubcts notes on Bible lessons, 1895,
Subscriptions received for all periodi
cals at the publishers prices.
New store, 115 Wyoming avenue.
Old store, 3:2 Lackawanna avenue.
A Foe to Dyspepsia
And always have
V Good Bread.
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE
. TO THE TRADE BY
The Weston Mill Go.
Ill f COUNTERFEITS
, THE GENUINE POPULAR
HAVE THE INITIALS
IMPRINTED OH EACH CIGRR.
Garney, Brown & Co. Mf r's
Court House Square.
PERMANENT CURE OF
AH forms of Hernia spocfalty. Well
known Scruuton physicians in charge.
GERMAN RUPTURE CURE CO., LIN!.,
203 Washington Avenue.
Galusha A. Grow Is at the Wyoming.
Dr. A. S. Nye, of Adams avenue, Is out
of the city on business.
Will 8. Read, of the freight department
of the Lackawanna road, spent Christ
mas with his parents In Montrose.
I. lss Margaret Mitchell, of Penn ave
Hue, Is visiting Gouldsboro friends.
Dr. H. B. Clearwater, of Troy, N. Y., is
visiting his parents in Green Ridge.
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Ware, who have
been visiting at Buffalo, returned yester
Miss Scott, of Ilinghamton, Is the guest
of Mrs. Willis Kemmerer, of Franklin
Chairman Wood, of the Wayne county
Republican committee, was In the city
John N. Davis, of Plymouth, spent
Christmas with Thomas W. Thomas, of
George W. Hall, a prominent lire Insur
ance man l)rom 'Michigan, is visiting
Trlends in this city.
Rev. John J.- Feeley, of Wllllamsport
has been appointed assistant to Rev. M.
F. Crane at Avoca,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Da vies, of Edwardsvllle,
And Mrs. Jones, of Kingston, spent yes
terday with Mrs. Charles, of Chestnut
John Fltzglbbons, of Chicago, Is visit
lng his parents on Tenth street. Mr. Fitz
gibbons Is master mechanic of the Rock
Mr. Lawfer, of Easton, has been ap
pointed city editor of the Scranton Times
in the place of Captain Brady, who has
returned to Washington to resume his
duties as correspondent.
Among yesterday's visitors to the city
were C. C. Jadwin and Sheriff Alberty, of
Wayne county, who were In consultation
with 8. S. Wright and C. F. Wright, of
Susquehanna county, with regard to the
contest In the Fifteenth congressional dls
trict to supply the vacancy caused by the
death of Congressman Myron Wright.
A progressive euchre party was held at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Gold
smith, on Wyoming avenue, last evening,
when the following guests were present
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Freeman, Mr. and Mrs,
Ben Samter, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Gold'
smith, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marks, Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
uel Samter, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Stern and
Mr. and Mrs. Herman LangstalT. Re
freshments were served and a very pleas
ant evening was enjoyed by all present.
Oxford, International, Bagster and Hoi
man s Bibles.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE,
for the :
All parts on sale now at The
HE WAS A LQNEflSHERNlAN
Constable Moran and Superintendent
McMallen Arrested Him.
MR. THOMPSON IS AFTER THEM
Had Them Arraigned in Court for Assault
and Battery - Verdict of Not Guilty
Kcturncd-Joscph Holtham's Fond
ness for Wives. '
Court, after Its Christmas vacation,
openea again yesterday morning, JudDe
Purdy presiding in the main court room
and Judge Slttser in No. 2. The first
case called was that of John S. Thomp
son against Constable Michael Moran
of Carbondale,' and William S. McMul-
Ien, superintendent of the Delaware
and Hudson Railroad company. At
torneys E. C. Neweomb, of this city,
nnd John F. Reynolds, of Carbondale,
represented the prosecutor and Attor
ney H. C. Butler, of Carbondale, the
defendants, who were under indictment
charged with assault and battery.
on June 2a last Thompson, who is a
prominent contractor, went from his
home In Carbondale and began to fish
at No. 4 dams, owned by the Crystal
Lake Water company. Mr. McMullen,
Is also superlntedent of the water com
pany. Thompson alleges that he was
at the dam fishing only a few minutes
when the two defendants came along,
and Constable Moran said to htm .that
he was violating the law by fishing
without permission, as the posted no
tices erected on the banks of the darn
in conspicuous places expressly forbade
it. Mr. Thompson answered that he
did not know the fules, whereupon Con
stable Moran placed him under arrest.
The prosecutor wanted to know where
the warrant was and he was: told that
no warrant was needed, that he could
be arrested without one by coal and
ron police, to which both defendants
represented they belonged.
Held Mr. Thompson.
The constable caught hold of Mr,
Thompson by the arm and forcibly pre
vented him from-fishing" dny further.
Superlntedent McMullen went for
carriage to Carbondale and In the
meuntlmo Constable Moran detained
him In custody. When the former re
turned with the carriage he had with
him a warrant issued by an alderman
Carbondale, where the prosecutor
later appeared and entered ball for his
apearunce at court. The defendants
on the stand yesterday claimed that
they, had a perfect right to arrest Mr,
Thompson, as he was violating the law
and In making the arrest they asserted
that no more force was used beyond
what was absolutely necessary. The
ury returned a verdict of not guilty
and placed the costs on the defendants,
A peculiar case was the next one be
fore Judge Purdy. Joseph Holtham
was charged with perjury by Mrs. Ida
Fisher. The commonwealth was as
slsted by Attorney H. L. Taylor In the
prosecution and Attorney C. H. Soper
represented the defendant. Holtham
is a vicious rascal, If the stories told of
him are true. Mrs. Fisher was married
to him In June. 1890, by Alderman
Wright at the court house and she lived
with him three years, when it developed
that he had another wife living. The
charge of perjury against him was
brought on the ground that he took a
false oath when he was obtaining his
marriage license and made answer to
the questions put by the clerk, among
which was one regarding the deposi
tion regarding whether he had a wife
living when he was asking for permis
sion to marry another.
Ventured .Three Times.
It appears that Holtham was mar
ried three times and that only his first
wife Is dead. In 1888 he w.edded a
young girl, Miss Alice Healey, aged
about 20 years. She lived with him at
his home on Meylert avenue until one
child was born to them. When the
young one was three months old, it Is
claimed by those who presume to know,
that Holtham and his young wife
agreed to separate, and the terms of
agreement were that he should pay her
certain sum of money and provide
her with a passage to Ireland.
They separated and she crossed' the
water, taking her child with her. Hol
tham has three children by his first
wife, and after wife No. 2 left him, he
advertised for a housekeeper, and
among others who answered the "ad"
was a young woman calling herself
Mrs. Ida Fisher. Holtham engaged her
and was so well suited with her as a
housekeeper that he offered his hand
and heart within a month after he first
saw her. She accepted and he married
her In June, 1890.
Mrs. Fisher had been married about
three years when she became aware
that her husband's second wife was not
dead, as he represented, but alive In
Ireland. Several witnesses were sworn
to prove that Holtham and Miss Healey
were regarded as man and wife and one
of them testified that he had a letter a
few weeks ago from Miss Healey, writ
ten in her own handwriting. The com
monwealth rested at adjournment, and
I OFFER TIME SPECIAL LUES
To close before our New Goods arrive at prices that
will accommodate the
30 TO 35C. SUITINGS FOR
65c. TO $1.00 SERGES. HENRIETTAS, CHEVIOTS, ETC
"415 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
the testimony for the defence will be
heard today. ...
All About a Horse Trade. '
Only one case was tried in No. 2 court
room before Judge Slttser. It was that
in which George Southard was charged
with larceny by bailee by A. J. Mitchell,
superintendent of the Singer Sewing
Machine company. Last June South
ard worked as an agent for the com
pany and he was fitted out with ahorse
and buggy by the company. The agree!
ment between them was that Southard
should pay $5 per month until he had
J40 paid, and at the end of eight months
he would awn the horse.
Southard did not pay the monthly
instalments with promptness, and he
even neglected to pay some of them at
all. He also traded the horse for one
of lesser value and, it is alleged, that
he got boot In the trade, which he con
verted to his own use. And the animal
he gave the company as the result of
the trade died a few weeks later.
Southard was represented by Attorney
Joseph O'Brien, and the company by
Attorney John F. Scragg. The defend
ant claimed that he owned the horse
as soon as he made the first payment
and aecorlng to the agreement could
sell, trade or dispose of the animal
whatever way he wished. The case was
given to the Jury at adjournment, and
no verdict had been arrived at 5 o'clock.
Other Court Mutters.
Mrs. Margaret Barry, convicted of
keeping a tippling house at the October
term of quarter session's court, was
sentenced by Judge Edwards to pay a
fine of $500, the costs of prosecution,
and a term of three months In the coun
Theophllus Davis plead guilty to as
sault and battery and was sentenced to
pay the costs. J. W. Clark was sen
tenced to the costs In the case of extor
tion, of which he was acquitted, but
Imposed with the costs. A capias was
Issued for Michael Krotky.
The Jury acquitted Wlegand Stern
and Michael Stern of aggravated as
sault and battery and ordered them to
pay the costs. In the counter suit
brought by Mrs. Phllomena Stern
against David Harris and Edward
Howells a verdict of not guilty was
rendered and the costs equally divided
between Mrs. Stern and David Harris.
MARRIED AT NOON.
Miss Cora II. Phillips Wedded to Profcs
I sor Charles II. Ashton.
The first large wedding of holiday
week was that yesterday' of Miss Cora
H. Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Phillips, of Adams avenue,
North Park, to Professor Charles H
Ashton, of Harvard university. The
ceremony was performed at noon in the
Green Ridge Presbyterian church by
the pastor, Rev. N. F. Stahl.
Miss Grace Smith, of Honesdale, the
maid of honor, preceded to the altar the
bride, who accompanied by her father,
There were no brldemalds. Daniel J.
Phillips, brother of the bride, attended
the groom. The ushers were: Charles
Carr, Charles Wlnke, Charles E. Dan
lels and Charles Genter.
The bride wore a gray traveling suit
and carried lllles-of-the-valley; the
maid of honor wa3 attired in a fur-
trimmed brown cloth dress.
After the ceremony a reception, at
tended by only Immediate friends and
relatives, was held at the bride's home,
and at 3.50 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Ashton
left on the Lackawanna road for
tour. They will reside in Cambridge,
Mrs. Ashton, until recently, taught
school In No. 19 building, on the West
Side, and Is a graduate of the Mansfield
State Normal school. Mr. Ashton, for
merly an Instructor In the Normal
school, Is a professor of mathematics
THE MOST remarkable cures of scrof
ula on record have been accomplished by
Hood's Barpurilla. This medicine is un
equalled for diseases of the blood. Take
HOOD'S PILLS are
perfect in proportion
hand mado, and
Rubber Boots for men and boys, Jl.i-O,
A Eood thing, buy and tell your neigh
bors. Flvo Brothers, DIG Lackawanna
Standard Diaries for 1895.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Rubber Boots for men and boys, $1.50.
A good thing, buy and tell your neigh
bors.' Five Brothers, DIG Lackawanna
Gold Pens and Pencils.
FRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Great variety of Sleds, Clipper Wagons
and Doll Carriages.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
The $40,000 School House,
for Columbia avenue has been let and will
be commenced immediately. There aro
still a few more lots left at a low price.
Office, Theater Lobby.
Brush and Comb, Manicure, Toilet and
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Davis' Automatic Inkstands.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
after - Holiday, purse. ,
TWO BUILDINGS BURNED
Sensational Stories Circulated That
' Children Lost Their Lives.
WERE WITHOUT FOUNDATION
Origin of the Tire Is Shrouded in Mystery.
No Ono in the Building In Which
the Fire Originated- Loss Cov
ered by Insurance,
Another mysterious fire was that
which destroyed two dwelling houses,
situated on Meadow avenue, South Side,
last evening. A few minutes after 7
o'clock the alarm was sounded from
box 49 at Crown avenue and Birch
street. The three South Side fire com
panies responded and the William Con-
nell's with their new team was the first
to arrive, but they could do nothing as
no water plug was within reach, the
nearest one being at Stone avenue.
John Kourik, who lives at 916 Meadow
avenue, has a small fish pond In his
garden and a line of hose was dropped
Into it and a stream of water forced by
the Neptune steamer to the burning
The building where the fire originated
was owned and occupied by Bernard
Bubel and a family of five children. It
was a two story structure, the first be
ing brick and the top frame. The num
ber of the house was 721 Meadow ave
nue. It was practically destroyed be
fore the firemen got to work. The house
owned by William Elboch to the left
was also destroyed. It was a story-and-a-half
frame affair. Elboch saved all
of his furniture and carried $800 insur
ance. His loss will probably be covered
by that amount.
No One in the House.
The strange and mysterious part of
the story remains yet to be told. Bubel's
house, where the fire Btarted.was locked
up and apparently no one of the family
was at home. John Hoffman, who lives
to the right of Bubel's house, heard peo
ple departing from the house about a
half hour before the fire broke out. It
was he who first saw the fire and gave
the alarm. He tried to get In the front
door but It was locked and so securely
that It resisted his efforts to break it in
He went around to the rear and man
aged to burst In that door.
The flames drove him back and to
him then the fire looked as If It broke
out In the front room of the house,
When he heard the people leaving the
house before the fire he looked over and
only saw a man coming down the back
door of Bubel's house. But he heard
about a half dozen voices of children.
After the flames had destroyed the
houses and the control of the fire was
brought about, sensational stories
npiead to the effect, that several child
ren asleep In the upstairs of the house
hud been burned to death.
They Did Not Return.
At 9.30, two hours and onenhalf afte
the fire had occurred neither Bubel not
any of his children had put In an ap
pearance at their laite home. It was
saild they liad gone -to a Christmas en
tertainment of the Sunday school of .the
Hickory Street Presbyterian church
but at the church it was learned 'that
Bubel was not there and does not be
long to that cungregatlon. Search was
made in the cellar of Bubel's house af
ter the fire cooled, but no trace of hu
man bodies could be observed.
Lieutenant Zang and Patrolman Sar
tor made an Investigation which satis
fied them ithat no one was burned In the
building. Bubel and his family had
gone visiting for the wight was what the
officers learned from a trustworthy
Unless the fire originated from an
overheated stove or was caused by the
upsetting of a lighted lamp, ithere to no
theory unless It was deliberately set on
lire. The 'premises, the neighbors say,
were fully covered by insurance.
Books, Booklets, Art Calen
dars and Xmas Goods or all
descriptions. High Class
Framing a specialty.
- 137 AND 139 PENN AVENUE,
S. L GALLEN, Complete Outfitters.
IT IS OVER
The Holiday rush, we
mean. We had a lot of
goods arrive a few days
before Christmas, and
were too busy to open.
Amontr them a lot of
These sets are new shape,
tasty decorations and we
guarantee the quality.
Our line of
and TOILET SETS,
Is large at all prices.
WEICHEL & MILLAR,
116 WYOMING AVENUE.
You buy your
shoes of Schauk
you wear the lat
410 Spruce St,
A SUGGESTION .
Of course you are iu 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,
Suspenders and Night
Shirts are complete.
Uur assortment is
taiuly the largest
best iu the city.
4I2 SPRUCE ST. AND 205 LACK. AVE.
If you intend getting one. Our vast assortment is still
unbroken and you'll have no difficulty making
a suitable selection.
LARGE VARIETY, GOOD STYLES AND LOW PRICES.
We want to show you our
men's strictly all
woolen : ;
Colors, Grey, Black
m In order to close out
jj j Winter Goods iu all
( At vour own price
))) Uuderwear, Dress
I MUST GO AT
HAIR CHAINS FOR CHRISIIS
Something nice for a Christmas Gift. Chains made out of your own or
some dear friend's hair. Leave orders as early a possible.
FREE TICKETS TO
WITH EVERY PAIR OP ICE
SKATES SOLD BY US BETWEEN
NOW AND NEW YEAR'S, WE WILL
GIVE FREE ONE TICKET GOOD
FOR ONE ADMISSION AT ANY
TIME TO EITHER OF, THE ICE
SKATING RINKS. ; i I ,
C. M. FLOREY
Y. M. C. A, BUILDING,
222 WYOMING AVENUE.
And have people commenting
You Should See Them, Away Down-
and see us. We'll Interest you.
and Oxford Mixed,
our entire stock of
LESS THAN COST.
Ladies' and Gents'
Goods and Notions, all'
230 Lacka. Ave.
133 FRANKLIN AVE.
We are now doing a Rpneral Drug, Paint
ami Oil business at the ubove location,
during tno erection of our store building
recently destruyod by lire.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
OVR TELEPHONE CALL, NO. 213.
All orders promptly tilled and delivered tq
any part o the city.
133 FRANKLIN AVENUE.