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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 153, 1895.
M wire "and
Always makes wholesome food.
Norrman a tore
120 Wyoming Ave.
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE,
ED. F. HETTLETON,
MONDAY, MAY 27
DURING THE WEEK:
In the Pavilion Opera House
A Select Vatidovillo Company at 8. SO p.
m, beats. So cents.
In the Curriculum at 2 P. M.
JIorrUT Hlijblv Trained Ponies. Scats
6 cent, grounds free.
On the Coliseum Grounds
At6p m.: Heats lu centm ironnds f reo.
Urand Balloon Ascninii nnd r,ara"hiite
Jumps. Moniluy-By PKOP. CHARLES
THOMPSON. DECORATION DAY
(Tnurwlnyl-By 1ILL.E. LKN'A NOLAN,
Queen ot tho Clouds. Saturday, PHOI'
Military Band Concerts
8 and I p. m . at the Park Grand Stand,
FKEE OF C1IAK0E.
Admission at the Gates, 10 Cents,
Carriages admitted free at Taylor ave
t7Th ponies will hold a levie each after
noon, S to u, for Indli and children at their
Park Home, near Taylor arenue entrance.
SHADES MADE OF
It Does Not Fade.
It Does Not Crack.
127 WYOMING AVENUE.
So many complaints of irregular
delivery have reached us. 'which
we have traced to stolen papers,
that we now offer $5 reward for
information that will lead to the
conviction of any person caught
stealing The Tribune from the
doorsteps of regular subscribers.
A committee of the poor board will visit
the orphanages in the city this morning.
Mies Lea M. Heath will five her lecture
on Venice In the Dalton Methodist Epis
copal church Tuesday evening.
The diagram for the Ezra Orlffln post
entertainment will open at the Academy of
Music box office at o'clock this morning.
Pentecost services will be held at the
Linden Street temple at 7.30 this evening.
Tomorrow confirmation services will begin
at 9.30 a. m.
George B. Rice has Issued an advertising
card which contains an explanation of the
weather signal Hags, which will hereafter
be flown from the court house.
The asphalt pavement on Spruce street,
between Wyoming and Washington ave
nues, is being removed to allow tho Steam
Heating company to luy one of Its mains.
. The Park Place Epworth league will
serve Ice cream and cake In th lecture
' room of the church Tuesday evening, May
28. All friends are Invited to be present.
The Green Rldgo Woman's Christian
Temperance union will hold Its regular
weekly meeting nt J o'clock this afternoon
In the Evangelical church on Capouse ave
nue. For her pupils and their friends, Mrs.
Wilcox, assliited by several well-known
Bcranton women, will tonight give a. re
cital and dance In the Scranton Bicycle
Tha regular weekly meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance union will he
held this afternoon at 3.31 o'clock In their
rooms, Jewell building. Kvangellstlo ser
vices will be led by Miss Hiorns.
The rooms of the Young Women's Chris
tian association, 205 Washington avenue,
will be open this evening to all young
women, members or not, who wlBh to
spend a pleasant social hour. A short
programme of muslo and recitation will
add to the attractiveness of the evening,
and the secretary and committee hopo to
make welcome a large number of gueBts.
8outh Bide whisky was too strong for
Henry Fallen, a farmer from Throop,
Who visited several saloons on Cedar avenue-
yesterday afternoon, and proceeded
about 4.30 to trot his nng over the Relglnn
, block. At Willow street an old man,
crosslna the street, was knnnkpri Hnwn
but not much Injured. Falkan fell out
and the horse ran away. Patrolman
Gscheldle stopped the animal at lurch
street and placed It In Burgess' stablo.
The carriage was smashed. Falkan was
later arrested and lodged in the central po
Special attention and private dining
rooms for dinner parties at Lohmann'n,
Spruce street. Service and cuisine unex
iMlled In this city.
. ' ,'' Boy the Weber
fuad get the best At Guernsey Bros. '
money can buy. J
Opening Session Held Last Evening at
The one hundred nnd forty-first sps-
mon or ino vvyor-' I district Methodist
Episcopal Mini (rial association
opened at Iarkawnnna lust evening
umit-r mo presidency or Presiding Kl
dor Hcv. J. (. Kckman. The asswin
tlon address, was delivered by Rev. YVU
The session will bp continued this
mornlnpr, when the election of olllcers
and committees and other routine busi
ness will be conducted nt o'clock, At
10 o'clock essays will be read us fol
lows: "Loral Cliurch Records." Rev
John F. Williams; "Tho Afro In Which
We Live," Rev. William Kilwir, Provi
dence; "Attitude of the Pastors of the
Vlstrlet Toward Wyomlnir t'anin Meet
ing." Rev. (!. t Lyman. Kaeh essay
will be discussed by members appoint
ed for the purpose.
Tho afternoon meeting will be held at
1.30 o'clock, when the reaillnir of essays
will be resumed ns follows: "The War
In the lOast and the Spread of the (ios
IH'I," Rev. James Itennlnger; "How to
Make Our Converts Effective Chris
tlnns." Rev. Leonard C. Mordock; "The
Philosophy of Prayer. Rev. John
Price; "KxpkIhIm, Romans, vlil, ;SU," Rev.
William S. Wlloox.
At the evening meeting Rev. Hugh
C. W. McDermott, conference treas
urer, will deliver the association ser
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MAY IJE A CONTEST.
Nephew of ICx-.liidgo llnndlcy Snld to
llnvo Materialized In the West.
There Is n strong; probability thnt
the will of the late ex-Judife John
liamllry will be contested. For sev
eral days a New York Attorney has
leen In the city and has had several
conferences with the members of tho
law llrm of Wlllard, AVam-n & Knapp.
A't their Instance certified copies of the
w ill of the ex-Judge were made by Reg
ister of Ills Hopkins, one of which
was delivered last Friday, and the
other yesterday. It Is said that the
contest will bo Instituted In behalf of
a nephew of Mr. Handley. who, It 13
reported. Is a resident of Minnesota.
The members of the firm of Wlllard,
Warren & Knapp refused yesterday,
when seen by n Tribune man. to dis
cuss the possibility of a contest, and
the executors of the Handley estate de
clared they had heard nothing" what
ever about th? mabter.
FLXEKAL OF MISS HIGG1XS.
Impressive. Services nt St. Peter's Cathe
dral Yesterday Morning.
A . large number of friends attended
the funeral of Miss Mary Higgins, late
of Carbon Itttreot, which took place
yesterday morning. Miss Higgins had
by her kindly disposition won a large
circle, of friends, and at the funeral
four flower-bearers and six pall-bear-era
were young ladies, dressed In
white, who wera selected from her
A high mass of requiem was sung by-
Rev. J. J. Si. Feeley at St. Peter's
cathedral, and, owing to the sad cir
cumstances surrounding the death, the
services were unusually Impressive.
Interment was made in the Hyde
Park Catholic cemetery.
MEETING OF CHIEFS.
It Will Be Held at Heading, Beginning
Juno 0. -
The superintendents and chiefs of po
lice of many of the cities of Pennsylva
nia met In convention In Philadelphia,
Nov. 26. 27 and 28, 1894, and there
formed an organization known as the
Pennsylvania Branch of the National
Chiefs of Police union. R. J. Linden,
superintendent of the Philadelphia po
lice, was chosen president, and Chief
S. J. Anderson, of Harrlsburg, secre
tary and treasurer.
Chief Simpson, of this city, was one
of the organizers, and has been notified
of a meeting of the branch in Reading,
June 6, when the Interests or the or
ganization will 'be furthered.
FIVE YEARS MORE ALLOWED.
Privllcgo Asked by tho Meadow Brook
Water Company Granted.
An application was made to Judge
Kdwards yesterday to allow the
Meadow Brook Water company live
years more In which to complete Its
lix-Justice Hand argued In favor of
the application and Attorney Aglb
Rlcketts, of Wtlkes-Barre, atralnst.
After listening to the arguments pro
and con. Judge Edwards decided to
allow tho application, and extended
the time flvo years.
Decision of the Snpreme Court In the
Big Water Cose.
The Rtrpreme court yesterday, at
Philadelphia, in the case of the Scran
ton Has and Water company ngalnst
the Lackawanna Iron and Coal com
pany, refused the motion for reargu
ment. In the case of the Danville, Hazleton
and Wilkes-Barre Railroad company
against Kase, the rule of June 7, 1893,
was made absolute, and the rinn pros
heretofore entered was taken off.
Concert Tonight at Y. M. C. A. Hall.
An excellent programme has been
prepared for the concert to be held at
the YounR Men's Christian Associa
tion hall this evening under the aus
pices of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation JJase Ball club and tho Young
Men's Christian Association Concert
company. The programme will be ren
dered by members of the concert com
pany consisting of Miss Jemima Jones,
elocutionist; Miss Grace Rose, soprano;
Miss Anna Rose, contralto; Lou 11.
Jones, tenor; David Owens, baritone;
Will Allen and Walter Klple, violin;
Arthur K. Morse, mandolin; William F.
Dolmetsch, flute; William Stanton, cor
net, and Llewelyn Jones, accompanist.
Opening of Fnrvlow.
Farvlew, the premier pleasure nnsort,
will be opened to the public for the
present season on Thursday, "Decora
tion Day." An unusually fine list of
attractions have been secured for the
occasion. Has? ball enthusiasts have
not been forgotten, and the national
game will furnish an exciting contest
between the Wyoming seminary and
Keystone Academy teams. The well
known and deservedly popular Mozart
band has been engaged to furnish
music for the occasion, -and a delightful
time Is assured to every one participat
ing. Week's Mortality lieport.
Last week's mortality report of the
board of tieajth shows 2 cases of ty
phoid fever, 4 new cases of scarlet
fever, 4 new cases and 2 deaths f,rom
diphtheria, and 2 deaths from whoop
ing cough, a total of 10 new cases and 4
deaths from contagious disease; 84
deaths resulted from all causes.
If you want a good plumber tolcphone
2242. W. G. Doud & Co., 509 Lackawanna
LANGGITTH ALBEE. At the parsonage
of the Penn Avenue Baptist church, by
the Rev. Warren G. Partridge, Saturday,
May 26, Miss Jennie 13. Albee to Julius
His Quarterly Sensation Appears on
POINTED LANGUAGE OP COURT
Surprised That Attorney Smith Should
Continuo to Pursue Ills Old Tactics
His Client, John U. Jennings, Held
to Answer a Cliurse of Perjury.
Sensation follows sensation with
great r.ipldlty In the cases of James
and John n. Jennings against the Le
high Valley Railroad company. There
hius lMen wnrei-ly term of court dur
ing the last three years at which At
torney Cornelius Smith, counsel for
the Jennings, lias not created a scene
by making charges affecting the in
tegrity of Homo one connected directly
or Indirectly with the trial of thesu
Yesterday the regular quarterly pen
wation lmitcrlalli'.cd when the cu.se of
John 11. Jennings against the Lehigh
Valley company was called for trial
by Judge Arelibald, who directed
Deputy I'rotliouotury My run Kuwwn
to draw the Jury. Mr. Knsson hud an
nounced the ileum's of two Jurors when
Attorney Smith nrose and objected to
the deputy prothonotnry acting In that
capacity, nt the same lime presenting
the following ullldavlt to the court:
Now, May 27, IS'JS, the plaintiff objects to
Myron U. Knssun culling tho Jury in lh
above ease, for the following turning other
Tho said Myron B. Kasxon, being deputy
pnitliimulnry and acting clerk of the court.
Is not Hiiilmrlzed by law to draw the Jury.
The mid .Myron II. KuNson does not draw
the Jury according to law, that is to sny,
he dots not roll and fold the names of the
Jurors in -cording to law, and while draw
ing the jury he conceals the Jury box in tho
drawer of his desk.
The said Myron 11. Kassnn 1h not within
the meaning of the law a disinterested per
son. The said Myron B. Kussnn wilfully and
unlawfully packed the Jury ngalnst the
plaintiff in the enso of James Jennings
JKUlnst the Lehigh Valley Railroad com
pany. The said Myron 11. Kassnn wilfully and
unlawfully pucked the Jury against the
plaintiff In the ensp of John i. Jennings
aguinst the Lehigh Valley ltuilroud com
pany. John G. Jennings, the above nnni"(l
plaintiff, being duly sworn says that the
above stated reasons are eorreet nnd true
to the best of his knowledge an 1 belief.
John G. Jennings.
Mr. Jennings Sent For.
Judge Achbald ordered the affidavit
filed and directed that Mr. Jennings ba
at once brought before the court to
substantiate the' charges. Tipstaffs
finally brought him to the bar and he
was asked by the court to tell what ho
knew about the nlleged attempt to pack
the Jury, to which Mr. Jennings re
plied: "I saw Knsson changing tickets con
taining names of Jurymen. He laid them
aside, and when Mr. Smith charged hlrn
with doing so he put the tickets into the
box and called men for the Jury. That
Is all I have to say about the matter,
That Is principally what I knew of Kas-
son s action In the matter." Attorney
Cornelius Smith was then called upon
to explain what he knew about the
"Some time after tho verdict in tho
James Jennings case," he replied
went to Kasson and said to him, 'You
packed the jury In the Jennings case,
and hereafter I want you to draw the
Jurors according to law. You bunched
the names of the jurors on the slips be
tween your thumb nnd finger nnd drew
from the top, bottom and center and
classified them. You had them In your
hands and drew them that way.' Kas
son said to me, 'I can pack the Jury Just
as wen with the ballots rolled.' "
Mr. Kasson was next asked to make a
statement, and said: "When a Jury
goes out the names of the twelve men
are folded and set aside. When the Jury
comes in I unroll the names of the jur
ors, who are then free again and place
tnem among others who were not called
In any case. Mr. Smith came to me and
charged me with packing the Jury, and
In my righteous indignation I may have
said things I should not have said. I
ought to have done more and said less."
That ended the testimony, and Judiro
Arcnoaiu, in dismissing tho charire.
spoke os follows:
Jennings Held for Perjury.
This is an utterly reckless nnd unwar
ranted charge. It is on a par with that
which was made here before In which
counsel called In question the honor of a
dead Judge of this court. 1 am perfectly
surprised mat tne same performance
should bo attempted here In this case,
Everything with regard to this case seems
to fall under the suspicion of counsel and
client. We hope that this case will be dis
posed or at this term, bo that we may
hnve nothing moro to do with It. Wo
do not propose, however, to pass this over
without action on the part of tho court.
Where a party makes un affidavit, such
as Is made In this case, makes It without
sufficient basis for It nnd under circum
stances of sui h recklessness as this, he Is
guilty of porjury. I propose to hold the
plaintiff, who, unfortunately, seems to be
mrecteo in tnts case h-y his counsel, to hall
n answer tne charge of perjury in this
"As he states himself, the onlv thlnir
upon which it Is based Is s'inply because
he sow Mr. Kasson, In drawing the Jury
In his case or In his son's case, chnnee
around these slips of paper upon which
mo names or me jurors are written, a
thing that has to be done eonstantlv In
meet the case of excused Jurors, jurors
who don't answer nnd Jurors who. are
called In other cases. Let Air. Jennings
give ball In r.00 to answer this charge be
fore the next grand Jury. I hold that In
these charges them Is nothing, nnd there
Is no reason why tho deputy prothonotnry
should not cnll the Jurors In this case ns
nn entirely Indifferent person. Just as he
has In hundreds of cases hefnrn withni
Major Warren asked for a continu
ance on tho ground that ho did w
think H fair to the defendant to go
iu iruu, n.ne jurors to lie called having
been present umd having overheard the
statements of tha parties with refer
ence Ha this matter. The court over
ruled th motion and soild he did not
think the jurors would be ureluillced
by what they heard, nnd directed that
ttra case be tried before Judge Schuy-
wr, or r,iisnon, in count room No. 2.
Mr. Kawm thereupon called the
Jurors. Mr. Jennings secured ball. By
dlrer.it Ion of the court a. transcript of'
the proceedings will lie furnished to
the district attorney for to lay before
the grand Jury.
When the pane, of twenty Jurors
was called the jurors were ordered to
go into No. 2 court room nnd the case
then went to trial before Judge Schuy
ler, of Eastern. Attrmeys I. H. Bums
and Major Everett Warren represented
tho defendant company and Jennings
sat at tne plaintiltrs table beside his
counsel, Attorneys Smith and James
Mahon. The attorneys selected the
Jurors that they wlshl to have stood
aside, and while doing so Mr. Smith
applied ito the court for the privilege
of examining tho Jurors to test each
one's competency in the same manner
as such 1s done in oyer nnd terminer
eas. Major Warren objected and
court sustained the objection on the
ground thatchalleiiges for cause should
have been made before the Jurymen en
tered the box. The case then proceed
ed. Attorney manon openeu ror tho
plaintiff to the Jury. His remarks
were brief and confined to the mere an
nouncement that the case was one aris
ing from damages sustained by John
O. Jennings through the loss of the ser
vices of his son, James, who was a
lawful oasscnger on the excursion
train that was wrecked at Mud Run
on Oct. 10, 18X8, on the Lehigh Valley
railroad, and lm which accident young
Jennings was Injured, being then 18
years of age and his father lost the
wages that the young man could earn
until arriving at his twenty-first year, !
amd was also put to great expense for
meuvcino, doctor Dills, etc.
Among the witnesses were Dr. Carl
M. Kelley, of Kiulmunk, Superintend
ent Alexander -Mitchell, of the Wyom
ing division of the Lehigh Valley Rail
road, lr. N. Y. Lect, and Dr. W. E.
Allen. Dr. Kclley's case for contempt
of court wnas continued until tomorrow.
He Bat at tho rear of the court room
among; the spectators.
Testimony for the Plaintiff.
Superintendent Mitchell was the
first witness called by the plaintiff. He
swnro tnnt tne wreck on the Lohlgn
Valley Railroad occurred at Mud Run
on Oot. 10, 1888, and tho person in
charge or the train were regular em
ployes! of the Lehigh Valley railroad-
James Jennings, tho young man who
Is alleged to have been injured, was
the hi-xit witness. He lives In Mlnooka
with hln father, John (. Jennings, tho
plaintiff, lie described the Mud Run
accident and uld he was occupying a
seat In the rear of the car, was thrown
forward and knocked senseless,
nlrlklng his breast ngalnst the
forward seat, that one side ot
it bulged out nnd tho other
caved in. His ribs were broken from
the bivant nnd back bono. His collar
bunn wan broken and the accident al
toRVther rendered him In such condi
tion thint he was unable to spealc and
scarcely able to breath. Ha still has
excruciating pain and lins not done
uny work since.
Major Warivn took him upon cross
examination and he bad very great
difficulty In remembering the incidents
happening on and about Unit memora
ble, occasion. He denied that ho had
been Fchooled tn go upon the witness
Kami and swear that he had been In
jured to such extent. Major Wan-en
paid it would be a part of the defeitiso
that tho young man had not been in
jured nt all. He had much difficulty
inrememberlngiind was so weak voiced
that at limes the jury could not hear
him. lie was on the witness stand
when court adjourned, at 4.30.
Other discs llcurj.
Judge (lunster vacated No. 2 court
room and the case went on before him
In No. 3 in which John Cain sued E.
D. Barber for $15, a balance claimed to
be due on the contract of Mastering the
defendant's house In Peckville. The
latter holds that Cain was overpaid for
his work. The Jury retired at adjourn
ment to render a verdict.
Judge Arch-bald In the main court
room sat in trial at tho interpleader
suit of Catherine Loftus and Theresa,
her daughter, against Clarence Wilson.
The sheriff, at the defendant's Instance,
levied upon the household goods. The
jury will bring in its verdict this morn
ing. In the suit of Dr. H. H. Throop
vs. John Horn, set. fa., a verdict for tho
defendant was taken. Just before ad
journment 'he case of the Atlas Knit
ting company against Henry Goodman,
of Lackawanna avenue, fur a book ac
count claim, was opened and will be
heard this morning.
The following cases were continued
till the next term of court: Benjamin
Fret-ley against Frank Shaffer, appeal;
Nathan S. Brink against Charles L.
Van Valen, -wages: the cae of Art7.
Miller against W. S. Head, Interplead
er; David Y. Jones ngalnst the Dela
ware and Hudson Canal company.
The following cases were settled:
Kate Coggins against Rachel Gllhool,
wages; Andrew Buttonworth against
George AV. Buttonworth, debt; Emily
Rivenburg against Frank Rlveuburg
COURT HOUSE NEWS NOTES.
Albert J. Adams, a veteran of the
late war, was yesterday granted a li
cense to peddle.
Valentine Haas was yepterday dis
charged from the county Jail under the
Judge Guiister refused a new trial
yesterday In the case of Lancelot Slow
ther against A. 1H. Harvey.
W. U. Swlck and Thomas Marsh
were yesterday appointed overseers
of the. poor of Jermyn borough.
C. W. miss registered yesterday with
Prothonotary I'ryor as a student-at-law
in the office of Attorney Horatio
B. Feaiton Tinkham, Frank F. GIbbs,
nnd Selden H. Kingsbury were yester
day admitted to practice In the courts
of this county.
In an opinion handed down yester
day court dismissed the exceptions to
the report of the reviewers In the mat
ter of a road in Fell township and con
firmed the report finally.
Marriage licenses were granted yes
terday by the clerk of the courts to
Thomas F. Heffron, of Mlnooka, and
Sarah Prendergast, of Taylor; Julius
Langguth and Jennie E. Alble, of
Many appeals were heard yesterday
by the county commissioners from per
sons owning property situate in the
First, Third and Ninth wards of this
city. Tomorrow they will hear appeals
from the Fourth, Eighth, Twelfth ana
Deputy Sheriff Ryan yesterday sold
the effects of Peter Albn.ugh, of No. 5.
Mr. Alba.ugh was In the coal business
and the pale was made nn executions
amounting ito $il08.0i held by the Moun
tain Lake Coal and Land company
and others. S. G. Kerr became the
purchaser for $90.
They Were Run t'p on the Court. Ilonso
for tho First Time.
The weather signals were hoisted
from the court house yesterday, the
llags havling arrived at the board of
trade rooms during the morning. Five
different Hags will be in use. No. 1,
white flag; No. 2, blue flag; No. 3, half
white and half blue; No. 4, triangular
shaped flag; No. 5, -white flag with
sauaro black center. 'When displayed
singly these flags will Indicate the fol
lowing changes: No. l, rntr weather;
No. 2, rain or snow; No. 3, local rains;
No. 4, temperature; No. 5, cold wave.
In addition to this more than one flag
will lie displayed at the same time in
such a manner that further details of
an approaching change of weather will
be afforded. These displays win be in
terpreted as follows: No. 1 flag, with
No. 4 displayed nibove, will Indicate
fair weather, warmer: No. 1, with No.
4 below, fair weather, colder; No. 2,
with No. 4 above, wnrmer wea.tner,
rain or snow: No. 2, With No. 4 below It,
colder weather, rain or snow; No. 3,
with No. 4 above it, warmer weatner,
with local rains; No. 1, with No. 5 below
It. fair weather, cold wave; No. 2, with
No. 5 below It, wet weather, cold wave.
Tho forecasts will bo received from
the state weather bureau office, Phila
delphia, iby Secretary Atherton.
A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR.
$1500 Houses at Lorraine. Not $31,00
The conditions attached to the great
cosh offer made by Wood, Harmon &
Co., to house builders In Lorraine, their
new property, enouiu reau as ioiiows:
"To encourage the quick building of
handsome houses we will give $.100 In
rash to the first house costing $1500 or
upwards completed at Lorraine by Jan.
nnnquct of Firemen Tonight.
Tonlo-ht nt the Conway house the
Nay Aug Uoae company will tender a
banquet In honor of the permanent fire
men of tho Third district. It will he In
charge of 6- committee; consisting of G.
R. Suydam, F. w. zizcitnan and isa-
Home Sookcr's Excursions
On. lowest ltmltod. first-clnas fare fat
round triui I nil ill re of agents of the
Nickel Plate Road. ,
Those two' or threo teeth you've losl
can be replaced without plates at Dr, K
T. Wheaton's. Office, 421 Lackawanna '
Telephone 2242. W. G. Doud ft Co.. M
Lackawanna avenue, for all kinds o'
plumbing, , ' - . . '
South Abington High
When about threo years ago this
handsome and commodious building
was erected midway between the vil
lage of Clark's Summit and Clark's
Green at a cost of $5,000, It wan thought
that the directors hud built far in
advance of tho demands of the two
places, but today It is clearly shown
that instead of being too large the
building Is already too small. In its
first year tlirno teachers were ade
quate to fill Its requirements- of in
struction. The second yenr saw four employed,
while ere the first half of tho third
year had pone It whh found necessary
to have a fifth, so last had been the
growth of the Kchool. Today the South
Abington high school shows an en
rollment of 1H7 soholurs, recruited prin
cipally fromtho busy nearby villages of
Clark's Summit and Clark's Green, an
increase of nearly 40 per cent, over that
of only two years ago. Tills remarka
Given by the Surflcnt brothers in a
DEPRAVITY IS UNPARALLELED
Nothing Llko It Ever Revealed In Sim
ilar Proceedings in This State Testl
piony Also Taken in Divorce Cuscs
of Ward and Fetors.
Ellns Surgent is an applicant for a
divorce from Hannah Surgent, nnd in
support of his petition he produced be
fore Judge Edwards yesterday tile
most remarkable testimony that, in all
probability, has ever been given In a
similar proceedings in Pennsylvania.
ine divorce Is asked for on tbe statu
tory ground. In 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Sur
gent were married in Monroe county,
anu alter a time came to this city
finally drifting over to Pike county. In
1880 while residing, in that mountainous
region, Surgent was without employ
ment and cume to this city In search of
work, leaving his wire at his home along
with his brothers John und Harvey, and
After an absence of two months he
returned to Pike county and was made
awure of the fact that durimr his so
journ in search of employment his
iatner ana brothers had been guilty -if
criminal nets with his wife. After a
stormy scene. duri..g whk'h he made
his accusations, all three, he savs, ad
mitted their guilt. Since then, although
lie has, at times, lived under the same
roof as Mrs. Surgent, he has not ac
knowledged her as her wife.
Brothers' Ileinurkublo Stories.
Survey Surgent was next called and
swore that he was aware that the rela-tiont-
between his brother, John Sur
gent, and Mrs. Ellas Surgent were im
proper at the time the lutter's husband
was In Scranton.
As a climax for this remarkable testi
mony John Surgent wan sworn, and ad
mitted that during tho absence of his
brother Ellas from home, he usurped
his place for a period of two months.
That closed the testimony, which was
taken by Court Stenographer Willis
Casten. Attorney T. V. Povvderly ap
peared for the libellunt.
Testimony In tw other cases where
wives want legal separation from their
bubbles was heard by the same Judge
yesterday. Court Messenger M. J. Mc
Andrew took stenographic notes of the
evidence. The first case was where
Mary J. Ward seeks to be freed from
matrimonial tilllance with John Ward.
They were married twelve years ago In
Wales and Immigrated lo America on
their honeymoon, taking up a residence
on Eynon street, on the West Side.
Four years ago next July Ward left his
home and has remained Incog since.
Herself and brother swore to her mar
riage and the subsequent desertion.
Attorney Joseph O'lirleii) represented
Peters Was Frofailo.
The other ease, Fannie Peters versus
Ezoklal B. Peters, was on the ground
of Intolerable treatment. On Feb. 25,
186, they were married at Moscow. Tho
charge is that he used to bent her,
chase her out of the house and swear at
her whenever she went to church.
One particular Sunday, moro than
three years ago, ho made the air blue
with profanity when she was getting
ready for prayer meeting, and after she
left he beat their oldest boy so cruelly
that he was rendered unconscious. She
could not stand his treatment longer
than Aug. 15, ISO!!, and she left him,
and has since resided on Eighth street
on the West Aide.
Rain Prevented Manv Knights Templar
from Going to Heading.
Tin In Interfered yesterday with the
pilgrimage of local Knights Templar
lo the state conclave, which began
hint night in Reading. Owing to the
small number from this city nnd vloin-
WE GUARANTEE OUR PRICES
Under any retail house on
All lines reduced to close
out. Trade discount to deal
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
School, Clark's Summit.
ble Increase, besides being an Indica
tion of the rapid growth of the neigh
borhood, may be accounted as nn
acceptable tribute to the excellent
educational advantages of the South
Abington high school.
The South Abington high School Is
placed only some fifty fis-L east of the
new subdivision "Lorraine" Wood,
Harmon ft Co. are about to open Dec
oration Day. Lorraine is being laid
out In a very beautiful and attractive
manner. Thousands of dollars being
spent upon Its adornment. Lorraine,
to be precise. Is situated three min
utes' walk from Clark's Summit Sta
tion (Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western railroad) on the northerly side
of the Factory vllle and Abington turn
pike. Being only fifteen minutes from
Scranton and having early morning
trains It Is perhaps the city's most ac
cessible suburb, us probably from Its
natural advantages of situation and
surroundings it Is its prettiest.
ity the original plan was abandoned
to depart In special cars attached to
the 1.23 p. m. Jersey Central train.
Among those who made the pilgrim
age were: Generalissimo nnt Acting
Eminent Commander A. B. Holmes,
Thomas Lyddon, Joseph Alnsley, jr.,
A. 11. Shopland, Jacop Hetzel, all of
Oouer de Lion oommandcry, of Scran
ton; Eminent Commander George M.
Patterson, of Palestine commnndery,
Carlxindale; W. J. Day, Carbondale;
George 11. Jermyn, R. J. Patterson, T.
F. Penman, Joseph Alexander, James
Ellis, T. FHtcroft and It. A. Zimmer
man, of Melitin. cotnmandery, Scranton-,
and E. R. W. Searle, of Great
NEW SCHOOL BUILDING.
Land for a Sito Secured In tho Thlr
Ward- liids lor No. 311 Annex.
Two meetings of the board of control
were held last evening. The first was
short and adjourned without settling
the matter of closing tho school on
Memorial Day. The members were
scattered when Mr. Wormstr called
them back and notified them of the
matter. Chairman Carson reconvened
the session, and It was agreed to close
the schools on Wednesday evening and
open on Monday, June 3.
Mr. Von titorch said that Professor J.
C. Lange, principal of the high school,
would be pleased to have the matter
settled as to where the commencement
exercises shall be held. The rental for
the Academy of Music Is $50; and the
choice of the graduating class seems to
be to have the exercises in the Frothlng
ham, but that house wants $100, that
being the lowest price the management
can make a contract for. The matter
was referred to the high and training
school committee in conjunction with
the principal of the high school.
.Meet Next Week Again.
Mr. Jennings moved that when the
board adjourns It does so to meet next
Monday night. Tho motion provoked
some discussion but was finally carried.
The building committee recommended
the erection of a fence around No. 37
school, and It will be attended to by
I the supply committee.
nome time ago tne ouuciing committee
recommended the purchase of two lots
in the Third ward from A. T. O'Boyle
nnd William T. O'Mulley, In which the
title was received by these gentlemen
by virtue of a tax sale. A communica
tion from H. A. Knapp, solicitor of the
board, set forth that he bad examined
the title and found it In eneh case to be
valid. The lols were purchased for the
purpose of erecting a school building
The following bids were received md
read for the construction of nn annex lo
No. 33 school in the Ninth ward: Peter
Stipp, $1,800; E. O. Hughes. $1,672; Fahey
Brothers, J-1.S41.C9; Conrad Sehroeder,
$5,538; Ezra Finn & Sons, $4,!05: J. B.
Woolsey & Co., ?I,4S1; Edwin. S. Wil
Willlums Awarded Contract.
Mr. Notz moved to refer the bids to
the building committee with power to
nwtird the contract to the knvest re
sponsible bidder. An amendment to
the effect that the committee report
forthwith was made by Mr. Jennings
and was carried. The contract was
awarded without much delay to Edwin
S. Williams. JTho report was adopted.
Half Unto F-xciirsions
on tho Nickel Pinto Road, to Western
points on May 21 nnd Juno 11, 1S!5. Gen
eral office, 23 Exchange street, Buffalo,
The memners of Green Rldc-n lodirv No.
t7, F. H A. M will meet at thb 'odgo
room on Tuesday, May i at 1 p. m. stinrp,
tc attend tho funeral of ?ur luti arollier.
A. L. Kunte. Members of sister, lodges
bi-o cordlully Invited '.o meet with us.
rrnnklln F. Arndt, W. M.
Wm. L. Carr, Secretary.
For plumbing and electric bells tele
phone 2242 to W. Q. Doud & Co., 609 Lncka.
Plllsbury's Flour Mills have a capacity
of 17,500 barrels a day.
404 Lackawanna Ave.,
exceptional facilities for the safe
keening of Securities.
Boxes of nil sics and prices.
Large. Unlit and uiry rooms for
the use and convenience of cus-
Entrance only through the Bank.
BESI SETS OF fEETn. $8.00
Including the painless extracting ef
teeth by an entirely new process.
S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
O SPRUCE STREET.
319 LACKAWANNA AVE
Greon and Gold Store Front.
BICYCLES CF AMERICA
It would be impossible to
find four wheels that are bet
ter made. We are sure that
we can please you on a wheel.
Come and see.
314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
FRANK P. CHRISTIAN
412 SPRUCE STREET,
205 LACKAWANNA AVE.
GILKQCL'S CARRIAGE WORKS.
rarrl.i(fr, Pusiness Wngrns, Her-.iirinp; Horsa
fihoeini?, Paint n-inil L' ho'.oter ntr. N : a. 6W,
021. &!j Soveuth Btrcu:. rtcr&uton. Va.
O I It imIIIHIIIIW li I y
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE,
141 TO 151 MERIDIAN STRCQT
M. W. COLLINS, tVl's'r.
lie at PrtMnt the Hwt Popnlir uid 1'roOrrcJ t?
Warercotns: Opetitte Columbus Manumenl,
aOBWaahlrigton Av. Scranton, Pa,
t&a W It G
TO 303 SPRUCE STREET, SCRANTON.
B H & US y U U U fell HiJ3
From the same first-class
Sheet Music, IYIusec Folios and
Small tVtasicol Instruments
at Greatly Reduced Prices.
il.oo Leghorn Hat nnd 35-ccnt
wreath of llowers this week
at . . . . 53C.
50 dozen trimmed Sailors in all
colors 2jC, formerly 50c.
Silk and Velvet capes with
fancy lining 1, formerly $8.
Sill; Crepon Skirts $(J.S8, for
Ladies' Cheviot Suits $3.98, for
merly EM COATS
China Silk and Cashmere in
fants' oats b.indsoincly trim
nnd with baliy ribbon and lace
sold for !'.V.)S, formerly 4.
Mackintoshes in all colors
Bo Not Miss fee Bargains.
138 Wyoming Ave.
for mm WEAR,
Largest and cheapest line
in Scranton. See our large
Let vour Wagons, Carts orj
Farming Implements look
shabby or fail to pieces ioT
Ills- lilt- 4't t V-t-'fcltr ISL
DRIGiiT WAGON PAINT
You or your boy can apply,
it some rainy day and niako
them look like new.
It is a practical paint, made
especially for this purpose.
Sample cards and prices ft
makers as heretofore.
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