The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 25, 1895, Image 1

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Anmoiuiinices His Intention of
Becoming a Delegate0
Attributes Republican Success to the Efforts of the
State Chairman The Mysterious Interview A
Big Political Fight Is On.'
Special to the Scranton Tribune
Harrlsburg, June 24. Covernor Hast
ings made a formal announcement to
night to The Tribune correspondent
that he was a candidate for delegate to
the next etate convention from Center
county, and that he would also be a
candidate for permanent chairman of
the convention. The governor stated
further that he was for Bank Commis
sioner Gilkeson for re-election as chair
man of the state committee. This an
nouncement was made by Governor
Hastlng3 after he and Attorney General
McCormlck had had a conference with
Senator Quay. What passed between
the parties to the conference none would
dUelose, except that the governor said
he had told the Beaver senator that he
favored Gilkeson's candidacy for re
election. Senator Quay Is-confined to
his room at the Lochlel hotel with a bad
ly swollen foot as a result of an acci
dent while fishing last week at Brlgan
tlne. When Governor Hasting? learned
of Senator Quay's condition he sent him
a note stating that he had expected the
senator to call, upon him, but since he
was confined to his room he would call
upon the Beaver statesman. Senator
Quay replied that he had Intended to
visit the executive department to pay
his respects to the governor, but If he
did call It would barefoot.
This evening Governor Hastings and
Attorney General McCormlck called on
Senator Quay. After the conference
between them the senator said to The
Tribune correspondent he thought Gov
ernor Hastings would be chosen perma
nent chairman of the state convention
without opposition, but that there would
be a fight for jtate chairman. Gover
nor Hastings says the fight against
Chairman Gilkeson is a war In disguise
against his administration for Its stand
during the recent legislature for a new
apportionment of the state. He says:
"Gilkeson is an able leader and a clean
politician, and ought to be re-elected
chairman for his success In Increasing
the Republican majorities In the state
under his leadership."
t.hiay's Forces In I. Inc.
Senator Quay Is getting his forces In
line for battle with his enemies. He la
tn the fight to stay and will keep U up
to a finish. He has been Irr absolute
control of the pnrty organization for
fifteen years and Is confident he will
triumph over his foes In the impend
ing contest. The sena tor remained close
to his room thfls morning In consultation
with Sergeant-at-Arms Harrah, of the
tr?uto senate; James M. Clark, of New
Castle, chief of tdia bureau of Industrial
statistics; Major Brown, of Erie, deputy
secretary of Internal affairs, and other
loyal supporters. The plan of cam
paign hari been mapped out and will bo
executed without delay. Senator Quay
and his friends are on the aggressive
and will wage a relentless war upon
those who seek to overthrow him.
The Beaver senator suffers much pain
from Che accident to his left foot while'
Ashing last week at Brigantlne. It Is
much swollen and he mooves about h's
room with a painful limp. Barring this
he Is as well as he has ever been. He
talks little about the political battle,
except to his most confidential friends.
To tbe newspaper reporters and de
partment officials, who have seen him
during his stay at the capital, the
Beaver senator talked of nothing else
but fishing. He delights in telling of
the large catches of drum fish he has
made at Brigantlne with his faithful
guide, Ben Sooy, of Ma successful land
ing larpoon In the streams of Florid i
and of the large catfish he caught In the
Missouri river before the war.
Uosiegcd hy Callers.
Senator Quay had many callers dur
ing the day. They began arriving about
8 o'clock and all day his room was be
gloged with visitors. They hod all come
nn the game mission to tender him tlicir
mpport dii thj rrtient cris's. This
morning ft delegation of Wentmorela;i 1
jollli.'.ans, who are hire in tin inter
est P-' the candidacy of James S Moore
hc.ul. f Greensliir;? for the minority
I' on the Snperioi- court
bench, called u:i n the scm'cf to pay
their respects. The party consisted
r.f ex Senator EdwMd K. Itobbir.3. lti.'h-
:;ld Coulter, Frank Cowan, D'liuu C.
1 Ogden, and John B. Headc, Mr. Moore.
ht-ad's law partner. John 3. Welhr, of
Bradford, the Quay leader In that eoun
ty and Its district attorney; Senator
Coyle, of Schuylkill the ilmjdacable
opponent of the Quay county; ex-Senator
Smith, of Lancaster, and many lo
cal politicians were also among the sen
ator's visitors.
The feeling beween the Quay people
and the Mai'tln-Magee-Hastlngs com
bination Is very bitter and will become
more Intense as the campaign wages.
Chairman Gilkeson is negotiating for
the removal of the state headquarters
during the convention from the T.o
ch'lel to the Commonwealth. This Is
because Senator Quay will have his
headquarters at the Lochlel, and Gilke
son does not want to come In contact
more than he can help with hist former
friend and ithe letter's faithful folloow
ers. For a quarter of a century the Lo
chlel has been the headquarters of the
state committee. If satisfactory terms
can be made with the Commonwealth
people Chairman Gilkeson will close
the contract this week.
Campaigning by Letter.
Senator Quay Is making a systematic
oimpalgn against his enemies. On last
Friday evening there was sent out from
the United States hotel, at Washing
ton, to the chairmen of the various
county and city Republican committees
a typ'wrltten letter, over his signa
ture, stating that there was likely to
be a bitter contest at the next con
vention and appealing to them to elect
delegates friendly to him. These let
ters have gone all over the state and
will be followed by a formal letter an
nouncing the senator's candidacy for
state chairman. Bank Commissioner
Gilkeson has also written to the county
and city chairmen, stating that he Is a
candidate for re-election and asking
for their assistance.
Jock Knblnson In l.lno.
Media, Pa., June 24. Congressman
"Jack" Robinson came out today
strongly for Senator Quay and will
make a bustling fight in favor of Quay.
Mr. Robinson has written a letter to
B. F. Gilkeson, chairman of the state
committee, licking him how he man
aged to expend $100,000 In the last
state campaign. Mr. .Koblnson id a
member of the state committee and he
says he has the right to know how
much money wns spent.
An Increase at Lsbnnnn.
Lebanon, I'a., Juno 24. The employes
of the North Lebanon furnaces have been
notified of a 10 per rent. Increase in their
wages to go Into effect July 1. The East
Lebanon Iron company has notified the
employes of the puddle and rolling mills
than an advance of 10 per cent, will be
made in their wages dating today. In ull
about GOO men are affected by the Increase
In the two works.
Stnhhcd and Robbed.
Norrlstown, June 24. William Benson, a
farmer, living near Howellsvllle, Chester
county, whllo returning home this after
noon, was attacked on the highway by two
colored men. and robbed of $150. Benson
was stabbed three times. His injures aro
thought to be fatal.
Klllod hy a Trolley Car.
York, I'a., June 21. Helen Klinefelter,
the 4-year-old daughter of William B.
Klinefelter, In attempting to cross West
York avenue this afternoon was struck by
a trolley car and dragged a hundred feet.
She died half an hour later from her In
Runaway mine enrs at Wllkes-Barre
crushed lifeless Robert Richards.
Sunstroke yesterday killed aged Samuel
Ernst, a farmer at Mt, Bethel, Northamp
ton county.
Several young men at Mohnsvllle have
been nubbed, accused of an attempt to
wreck trolley cars.
Little Patrick Maloney fell down an
abandoned mine hole at Wllkes-Barre and
his body has not yet been recovered,
Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, of Brooklyn,
preached the Baccalaureate sermon yes
terday at th Hill school, Pottstown.
Carnegie Steel company, at Homestead,
has received an order for 37,000 tons of steel
beams for the New York Elevated rail
road. ,
Citizens Lynched and Property Is
The Woman Escapes, So Her House In
llurned by the Hufflans-An Old
Negro Shamefully Abused.
Other Victims.
New Orleans, June 24. Lawlessness
reigned In Gretna, a suburb of this
city, in Jefferson Parish, last night.
As a result one main has suffered death
nt the hands of a mob of lynchers, an
other one Is dying, a house wns burned
and the furniture demolished. There
Is revenge in the hearts of the law
abiding citizens, who no longer have
faith In the powers of the guardians
of the pease, and they have taken the
law Into their own hands. At 0 o'clock
yesterday evening a gang of rowdies
appeared on the streets and declared
their Intention of lynching a negress
named Frances Woodsen. Night came
on, however, and they dispersed and
they-were seen n train for some hours.
About 10 o'clock at night the crowd,
who are said to be composed of bIx
well-known young men In the com
munity, went to Woodsmen's house, but
she, having heard of their threats
against her life, hud left and came over
to New Orleans, where she remained
until this morning. The hoodlums
knocked at the door, but as this was
not opened to them, they broke open
the side gate and went Into the rear
yard, subsequently gnlnglng entrance
Into 'the 'house by breaking In tlve
kitchen door.
Set Fire to Building.
Once In the house they Immediately
set to work demolishing the furniture.
After finishing their work the crowd set
Are to the building. They then ra'n
away, but were seen and recognized.
An alarm of lire was turned In and the
flames were quickly subdued. As soon
as the outrage became known white citi
zens organized themselves and deter
mined to lynch the gang. The latter
eluded arrest and at midnight com
mitted a second outrage, when they ran
across an old negro and beat him to the
point of death.
Oitlcer Goodlet Anally caught John
Frey, a young white man, and one of
the gang. The news quickly spread
among the citizens who had gathered in
force. They Intercepted the officer and
taking the prisoner from him lynched
Frey to the nearest telegraph pole. Early
this morning three others of the gang
were arrested, and It Is feared they may
suffer the same fate aj Frey.
It Is Decided That Ho Need Not Go to
Washington for Trial.
New York, June 24. The decision In
the libel case of Frank B. Noyos, editor
of the Washington Star, against Charles
A. Dana, wis handed down today by
Judge Brown, of the I'nited Spates
District court. The Judge decided that
Mr. Dana Is not to go to Washington.
The suit against Mr. Can a was insti
tuted by F. Noycs, a resident of the
state of Maryland, which fact was de
veloped during the presentation of the
case to Judge Brown.
Noyes contended that he had been
libelled In The Sun and took the matter
before the Supreme court of the Dis
trict ofo Columbia. An Indictment was
found by the grand jury of the Dis
trict of Columbia on March 7 last and
forwarded here to United States Dis
trict Attorney MeFarlane, and on ef
fort made to remove Mr. Dana to
Washington for trial.
, The mntter came first before Com
missioner Shields and subsequently the
application to remove Mr. Dana to
Washington for trial came up before
Judge Addison Broown In the United
States court.
Mr. Dana there assumed all responsl
blllty for the publication of the ma.tter
complained of and said to be libelous.
On behalf of Mr. Dana, Messrs. Root
and Bartlett argued against the re
moval of Mr. Dana to Washington as
without warrant In law and a violation
of the constitution! rights of a citizen.
Mr. Root asserted that the attack
on Mr. Dana was an attack on the lib
erties of the whole press such ns was
warranted by no statute ever passed by
congress. Mr. Root pointed out further
that the question as to whether Mr.
Dana could be removed from his home
was a question of grave Importance as
affecting the whole press of the United
States. He said that every newspaper
man was endangered and contended
that If any offence had been commit
ted It had been committed In New York
and Mr. Dana should be tried there.
This In the second attempt that has
been made to take Mr. Dana to Wash
ington. The first was made by Boss
Sheppard In a case olmoBt similar to
the last one. Justice Blatchford heard
the argument at that time. Justice
Blatchford ordered Mr. Dana to be dis
charged. ..
A Boston Millionaire's Provisions For the
Southern Pines, N. C, June J4.-A
Boston millionaire named Turfts came
to this resort for consumption several
months ago. Ho was so favorably Im
pressed thait, after examining the coun
try, he has bought G.0OO acres of desir
able land, seven miles from Southern
Pines, which will hereafter be devoted
to the accommodation of Indigent con
sumptives those who desire to come
here from the north, but who are finan
cially unable tq meet the expenses of
living a comparatively hlle life after
they get here.
His plan In to build about 500 cot
tages on the land purchased by him and
to provide easy and light employment
for the olasB of sufferers whom he pro
vides homes for.
Ills Injuries Csusod Ills Engagement of
Alnirlngo to Be liroken Off.
Philadelphia, June 24. Judgo Penny
packer, in the common pleas court, to
day directed that Judgment be entered
for (20,000 In favor of Samuel D. Rhoades
against the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad company. Mr. Rhoades, In
October, 1892, was a messenger of the
United States Express company and
was In the Iraggage car of an express
train that collided with a freight train
ait Rose Glen, near West Manayunk.
Uhoades received such injuries that
he was compelled, he said, to break an
engagement of 'marriage. He was
awarded $28,000 damages In January
last. Recently Rhoades filed a remlt
tur of the verdict over $20,000. It was
In consequence of this ngreement that
Judge l'ennypacker directed the entry
of the Judgment against the Reading
The Famous Tory Will Toko tho Helm
London, June 24. It Is officially an
nounced that the Marquis of Salisbury
has accepted the tusk of forming a new
London, June 21. The Marquis of
Salisbury conferred this morning with
the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, the Con
servative leader In the house of com
mons; the Duke of Devonshire, the
Unionist leader In the house of lords,
and with Right Hon. Joseph Chamber
lain, the Unionist leader In the house
of commons, nt his house In London,
und proceeded to Windsor at 1.30 p. m.
In reply to the summons of the queen
following th resignation of the Itee
bory ministry.
Thus, according to the programme,
the Marquis of Salisbury will become
premier and president of the council of
ministers, and the Duke of Devonshire
would become secretary of state for for
eign affairs. Mr. Balfour l said to be
fluted for the office of first lord of the
treasury, and 'Mr. Chamberlain will be
come secretary of state for war. The
Right Hon. George J. Goschen, formerly
chancellor of the exchequer. Is said to
be slated for the post of flr?t lord of tho
admiralty. Lord Lansdowne, Sir Henry
James, and the Hon. Leonard Courtney,
Liberal Unionist, are also reported to
have been selected for cabinet posi
Govornor llnsthig liccolvcs Calls from
Amoriean Mechanics.
Harrlnburg, June 24. A delegation of
Junior Order of United American Me
chanics called at the executive depart
ment this morning to see GoRvernor
Hastings on the religious garb bill.
The party consisted of E. Welle Buser,
of Hummelstown, ex-state councilor
and a member of the legislative com
mittee; W. R. Stroch, of Mnuch
Chunk, past national commander;
Charles N. Raymond, of Mlddletown,
pust state councilor; Thomas Sanger,
of Mount Carmel, editor of the True
American, and J. II. Cummlngham, of
Washington. The visitors were on
tbflr way home from the national con
vention at Omaha. They said It wns
the unanimous sentiment of the dele
gates from Pennsylvania and other
Slates where the garb bill was under
stood that the governor should approve
Governor Hastings' callers did not
ask for a hearing on the bill. They
explained that they were returning to
their homes and had merely stopped
here to pay their respects and aak him
to approve the- measure. He was re
minded by one of the visitors of the
practical unanimity with which it
passed the legislature, and of the
strong sentiment In Its favor In our
state as Indicated by the memorials
which he had received asking that the
bill become a law. Governor Hastings
did not Indicate what action would be
taken In 'the matter. He promised,
though, to give tho question serious
consideration. The visitors left the de
partment with a foreboding that the
bill would be vetoed.
One Thousand Sunday School Children
Taken There.
Nearly fifteen hundred people went
to Farvlew yestcrdajy on the First
PresbyttTlan Sunday school excursion.
Over a thousand of this number were
scholars, and the school paid all ex
penses, Including nn abundance of re
freshments, consisting of sandwiches,
cakes, fruit, coffee, lemonade and Ice
cream at the park.
Tha ehulr accompanied the excur
sionists said were treated to a ride fKom
the park to Honesdale and return. They
sang several delightful selections on
the grounds. The day wa all that
could 1)0 deslfed. The excursionists
Ttturned to the city at 7 o'clock last
evening, well pleased with the day's
Supremo Court Will Listen to Arguments
on It Next February.
City Solicitor Torrey yesterday re
ceived notice that the appeal of the
suit of Mrs. Fannie Aswell against the
city had been entered on the docket of
tha supornie court and It will como up
for argument next February.
Mrs. Aswel! sued the city for damages
and tectvered $7.r0 on account of alleged
Injury to her property by the grading of
Tenth Hlitet. There were several wit
nesses whe swore that her property
ha1 been enhanced in value by the
grading. Judge Mayer, of Lock Ha
ven, rrtKlceG and refused to grand the
city a new trial, and Mr. Torrey took
out a will of certiorari and brought the
caso to n hlgihcr tribunal.
Patrick MoDonnld Run Down by an En.
glno nn l., I- and W. Road.
Patrick McDonald, of Cedar avenue,
a young man 23 years of age, was run
down by an engine on the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Wetorn railroad at
Jefferson avenue and Ridge Row Inst
night about 10 o'clock.
His left hand was badly crushed and
he ab sustained severe scalp wounds.
At the Lackawanna hospital the left
hand had to be amputated.
McDonald is a painter by trade and Is
Conntv nommlttoo Mooting.
Next Saturday the Rejoiblicnn county
committee will have a meeting nt which a
time will be fixed for holding the county
Scranton Wntor Company.
Harrlsburg, June 24. A charter wns
granted today to the Capouse Water com
pany, of Scran ton; capital, $o,000.
Superior Court lllll Approved. '
Harrlsburg, June 24. The governor this
afternoon approved the Superior court b .11.
Measures Considered and Approved
or Rejected.
Tho Important Measure Introduced by
Mr. O'Mnllcy Is Signed by tho
Chief AlagiHtrato Measures
That Wero Votood.
Harrlsburg, Pa., June 24. The gov
ernor this day signed among- others tho
following hills:
Senate bill, No. 142, providing for the
creation of the oltice of lire marshal
In cities of the third clnss, defining his
lowers and duties, fixing the penalties
for preventing or obstructing him In tho
discharge of his duties and providing
for hearings before such marshal; sen
ate bill, No. ISO, to establish an Inter
mediate court of appeal regulating its
constitution, ofllcers, Jurisdiction, pow
ers, practice and Its relation to the
supreme court and other courts, pro
viding for the reports of Its decisions,
tlie compensation of the Judges and
other ofllcers, and the practice nnd
costs on appeals from Its Judgment;
houso bill, No. 210, to enablo foreign
corporations engaged in this state In
th publication nnd sale of books,
tracts, newspapers, etc., the not profits
of which are by Its charter or govern
ing body required to be applied to re
ligious nnd charitable uses, to hold real
estate In this commonwealth.
House hill No. .124, Introduced by -Mr.
O'Malley, providing thnt territory an
nexed to any city of tha third class shall
constitute a part of the poor district of
such city of the third class or of the
poor district of which said city is a
House bill No. 310, authorizing the
councils of Incorporated boroughs to
change the designation of wards.
Measures That Were Vetoed.
The governor has vetoed these bills:
An act to repeal the first section' of
an act entitled "An act relating to the
election of pathmasters In the county
of Erie and for other purposes" ap
proved April 8. 1840.
House hill No. 10, entitled "A supple
ment to an act entitled 'An act to make
the carrying on- of the business of de
tectives,' approved May 23, A. D., 1887,
regulating the fees of detectives in cer
tain cases."
The governorsays: "This, bill, If It were
to become a law, would give to detec
tives the same power to execute process
In the name of the commonwealth as Is
now possessed by constables and sher
iffs. The net to which this li supple.
ment provide for the licensing of per
sons who desire to enter Into the busi
ness of detectives, and who depend for
their employment largely upon private
Interests. Ta give them the same -powers
and fees as aro allowed to the offi
cers of tht law would encourage oppres
sive arrests by a class of persons not
elected by the people and not recognized
In the administration of our criminal
lawa. fPersons who establish detective
agencies, or are employed as detectives
by private persons or corporations
should be paid by the persons employing
them and not by the defendant or the
Described by Rev. J. G. I'cUmnn at Meet
ing of Ministers.
At the regular semi-monthly meet
ing of the Scranton Methodist Minis
ters' association held yesterday morn
ing In the Elm Park church, O. F. Price
wns In the chair, nnd the feature of the
meeting was a talk by Rev. J; O. Kck
man on "A Visit to the Sacred Shrines
of Protestantism."
The talk was a history of the gen
tleman's recent trip In Europe. The
sacred phrlnes referred to ore: 'The
grave of John Hus, the martyr, who
was burned nt the stake on the shores
of Lake Constance. In the year 14IR;
a monument to Martin Luther, nt
Woems, where the great diet wns hiJ;
and a monument nt Oxford, Knglnnd, to
Hugh Latimer Ridley and Bishop Cran
mer, who were murdered during the
reign of Queen Mary.
The address was very interesting,
those present discussing the subject
afterward Iro n manner complimentary
to the speaker. The ministers were In
vited by the Wllkes-Barre conference to
Join In an excursion to Hanover park.
The local divines accepted and, with
their families, will attend the outing.
Last Aleeting of Kept 1st Pastors for tho
"Socialism" was the subject of Rev.
Warren U. Partridge's remarks before
the regular meeting of the Bnptlst con
ference yesterday. Mr. Partridge treat
ed the great question chiefly In nn his
torical sense, telling of tho past mean
ing and present distinction, not dwell
ing strenuously upon socialism's phases.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
paper, a discussion ensued by the di
vines present.
Rev. W. O. Watklns presided. At a
previous meeting an election of officer
occurred. Rev. T. J. Collins was mnde
president; Rev. Mr. Douglass, vice
president; Rev. Mr. Ellis, secrotnry. A
banquet will Inaugurate the opening of
tho conference In September, the meet
ing of yesterday being the last of the
Sad Work of Scarlet Fever in Family of
Mr. and Mrs. Ilornn.
David, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. 'Michael W. Horan, of 1)12 Cnpoue
avenue, died yesterday1 morning of scar
let fever. One week ago yesterday their
9-year-old daughter died of the same
disease. Four more of their children
are now 111 with the fever, one of them
being In a very crltlcnl condition.
Tho funeral of the boy took place yes
terday afternoon. Interment was pri
Auditing Committee Raise n Howl Against
. tho Payment of Klcctrlo l.iclit IlilK
Nothing a Ide from the ordinary hum
drum of reading the bill perfunctorily
and approving of them was done at the
meeting of the auditing committee of
councils last night, except what Wade
Finn said briefly In reference to the
payment of the Illuminating, Heat and
Power company's bills for lighting the
city building, police and engine houses
by electricity.
The totals of the bills for the second
month show an Increase over the first
nionth's bills of quite a large amount
Mr. Finn said it seemed to him that
they could burn gas for half the price,
and there ought to be something done,
as tho. prices are outrageous.
There Is a resolution now pending In
councils providing against the use of
electric lights and recommending the
exclusive use of gas.
loving I'eckvillc Couplo Woddcd for
Life's Voyage Veaterdnv Afternoon.
With a gracious bow Alderman W. S
Millar ri-eelved Thomas J. Mathews and
Miss Alloe Farr, both! of Peckvllle,
yesterday afternoon. The young con-
pio visited the office for the purpose
of bending before Hymen's shrine.
Clerk Thomas S. Jordan aoted BM
spr.nsor, while the alderman was pro-
nounclug the solemn words that made
Mist Farr Mrs. Mathews. .The groom
klired tho bride and both departed on
the afternoon train on their honey
01R POriLATIOX 123,120.
Figures Compiled from Taylor's Directory
Would Indlcnte That Fact.
Taylor's Directory of Scranton an1
Dunmore, the distribution of which will
begin today, shows that Scranton has
made rapid pt'rldo In growth during
the last five years. The census of 130
gave this city "5,215 of a population,
which wan undoubtedly 15.000 below
wSiat the city possessed at that time.
Th preyent directory contains 53S
pages and 3S.320 n'imes. This, treated
on tlhe accepted ratio of Z't to 1 used
hi computing populations from direc
tory figures, wouid give Scranton and
Dunmore a population of 123.120. De
ducting from thlB a population of 10,000
for Dunmore and 12.1,120 Is found to be
Scramton's population.
Iast year ithe directory cufi.tilnpd
34,470 names. The bo-ik Issued thla year
Is one of the most complete and accu
rate ever compiled in this city.
Given at the RcsiJcnco of W. W. Lnthrope,
Mousey Avimuc.
The Christian Endeavor society of the
Grace church held a "lloston, '95" so
cial nt the residence of W. W. Lathrop,
on Monsey avenue, last night. Mls9
Elsie Hrown sang a solo. Miss May
Damster played a piano solo, and there
were several very entertaining reci
tations. Mr. Laithrop read a paper on
Among those who were present are
the Misses Sott, the Misses lirown,
Miss Klpple, Miss Crltlln. Mr. and Mrs.
fiturrs. Mr., nnd Mra Fred Smith, Miss
Hak-er, Miss D st .-r, Laura Vnugh, MIhs
Frank, and the Misses Murray, Mr.
Hill, Mr. Dawson, Mr. McCuller, Mr.
Hatch, R. Kuschwa, Mr. Hess. E.
Frerer, Mr. Davis, Mr. Hamlin, M. D.
Lathrop, W. T. Hackett, Mr. Hill, Mr.
Klecklen, Mr. Graves, and Mr. Powell.
The house and yard were beautifully
Passed Away After nn Illness of Six
Samuel B. Coston died yesterday
morning nit 3 o'clock after rfn Illness
of six weeks with cerrhoels of the
stomach. He was 72 years of age and
had been for thirty years a resident of
this city. He was the founder of Cos
ton's School of Stenography nnd was
the faUher of Court Stenographers H.
H. and W. D. Coston. By his students
and all who know him In business and
social life he was held In the highest
The funeral services will be held nt
4 o'clock this afternoon at the
home of II. H. Coston, 410 Clay
avenue, wlrere the deceased resided.
Rev. Dr. Pearco. will conduct the ser
vices. The remains will be taken to
Hom'fdale at 8.23 o'clock Wednesday
morning. The funeral will be private.
Amos ShtpcnsM Snya lie Had No Inten
tion to Destroy Himself.
Amos Shipenskl, a young man resi
dent of Dodgetown, fell off the Dela
ware and Hudson railroad bridge on
South Washington avenue yesterday at
noon nnd h mot with a deep gash on
the forehead. The report quickly cir
culated that he meditated suicide and
puriosely threw hlms?lf off.
The bridge is not more than five or
six feet above the bed of the stream,
and there Is not enough of water flow
ing down the Roaring Brook at present
to drown a person.
He was brought to the police station
and he said last night that he had been
drinking for three days and thnt his
fall was the result of Intoxication, ell
denied that he Intended to destroy him
Stepped on by a Hull Player at Minooka
One of the children of Thomas Lydon,
of Main street, Minooka, waf seriously
Injured at Burke's ball field Sunday af
ternoon. A game of ball between the
James Boys and Minooka team was be
ing played nnd tho child was sitting
with a crowd of spectators that fringed
the outfield.
One of the fielders of the James Boys
In running fter a long fly stepped upon
the child and Injured It most seriously.
Last night It was reported to be In a
precarious condition.
Appointed Jmlgo.
Hnrrlslmrg, June 21. The governor has
appointed ex-Senntor W. McKnlght Will
iamson, of Huntingdon, president Judgo
of the New Iluntlngclon-Mllflin district,
nnd J. F. Taylor additional law Judge for
Washington county.
For eartr Pennsylvania, thunder show
ers; warmer.
Herald's Vorecmt.
New York, June 2."i. Herald's weather
forecast: In the middle states, fair nnd
less Hiiltry weather will provall. On Wed
nesday, In both tlicno Bcctians, light south
erly winds will prevail with a warm wave,
and on Thursday tho same conditions,
followed probably by local thunder storms.
A week of Special Attractions In our
Silk Department, which every lover of
genuine Bargains will readily take ad
vantage of.
Having made a large purchase of
Cheney Bros.' high claBS Printed China
and Cashmere Shanghai Silks they will,
along with our present stock, be put on
sale this week.
The quantities and prices are as fol
lows: 25 PIECES
All Dark Grounds and Good
Patterns; have been advertised
this feaaon at 75 c. This week
37'2 Cents.
Light and Dark Grounds, In
cluding Satin Strip Cashmere
Shanghais; never sold less than
J1.00 and 11.25. This weel
59 Cents.
Light and Dark Grounds, In Pin
Stripe and Armure Brocade ef
fects; specially desirable. This
week's price,
75 Cents.
These are all new goods and this sea
son's styles. No three and four year
old patterns In this purchase.
Choice styles Jap Kal Kal and
Habutai Warn Silks; 39 and EO?.
goods. This week's price only
25 Cents.
In a 2S-inch Black Jap Silk
49c extra value.
Best Swivel Silks at
25 Ceirb.
510 AND 512
Agent for Charles A.
Schieren & Co.'s
The Very Best.
313 Spruce St., Scranton.
asy, nsy Business.
Lstt wck tou kept over a dozen salespeople
busy clliii Kit st shoes in high and low cut
TV$rr vr 1 We must be busy. Onr
1 fJdllK VI it bhoos must be oomfo-t-
able; must bo profitable. Como when you will,
114 AND 116 WYOMIN'G V r 1
A beautiful line of En
gagement ' and Wed
ding Rings. Also a
fine line of
' ' In ' Sterling Silver,
Dorf llnger's Cut Glass
; and Porcelain Clocks,
w. j:i Weichel's,
408 Spruce Street.