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THE SCRAlfTON TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MOKNXNG, AUGUST 14, 1895.
Volusia," p Minneapolis Tribune.
Some year ago I crossed the ocean
from New York to Liverpool, and. at Is
usual after a few days out we In the
aahwa alt got pretty friendly with each
other. . . '
I made the particular acquaintance
of a man of about Si year of age.
whose name was Crumpton. Tall, thin,
deep bronxwl. he looked like one who
had seen some knocking about, but any
one could see, with half an eye. the un
mistakable Imprint of a gentleman.
He was returning home to England
after twelve years' absence, during
which he had made his "pile" in silver
Looking Into his berth one morning
Just after breakfast, I found him busy
cleaning a Winchester magazine rllle.
Always fond of firearms. I examined
the weapon with care, and we fell to
talking about various shooting epi
sodes. "By-the-bye." said he, "there Is a
story connected with that rifle which I
think will Interest you. and If you care
to hear It we will go on deck and smoke
a cigar while I tell it to you."
Of course I was only too glad, and I
will give the story in his own words, as
nearly as 1 can remember ithem.
"About four years ago, having lent
some money on the security of a cattle
ranch In Wyoming circumstances
arose which compelled me to remain
there somo months. My visit was of a
character calculated to rather prejudice
me in the eyes of the little colony of
cowboys and farmer In the neighbor
hood. Inasmuch a It was connected
with money Uitlkultles concerning my
"1 found the proprietor by no means
a prepossessing sort of a man, but he
did his best to be civil to me, seeing, no
doubt, th; it was policy to be so and
ns also I had been so far been very leni
ent with h'.ni.
Among the hands, and more or less
In the position of an under boss, was a
fellow called Crockford. a tall, heavy
mm. who from the very tlrst showed
me marked Incivility, and whom I In
stinctively felt would do me harm if he
could. Jl'.s record was decidedly bad,
and not long before that time in anoth
er neighborhood he had narrowly es
caped lynching for horse thieving by
tllsht: In fact, he was notoriously a
'tuuiih' all round.
"Every man about the neighborhood
carried a heavy revolver, and mostly a
Yinchtster as well. I deemed tt best,
as a matter of policy, not to carry any
firearms at all. Even among those
men a rough code of honor prevailed,
and It was deemed 'bad form' to draw
on a man who hadn't a gun. Again I
was a very bad shot with the revolver
a fault which I have since rectified.
I may say, however, that 1 was a
rather good rln shot, but up to that
time, oddly enough, I had never used a
Winchester. All these men shoot well,
some of them marvelously well, and
this fellow Crockford. although not
reckoned anything wonderful, could
ridJle a powder canister at thirty
yards, and of course do much bette
with the ritle. Ale 200 yards he could
put almost every bullet into the crown
of your hat.
"Well, I had been at the place about
mouth when I slipped down to the
store one Saturday afternon. partly to
buy some things I wanted and partly to
have a chat with DalzieO. a very intel
ligent Schotchman who kept the estab
lishment. Out west, as you may know,
the store Is also a sort of rendezvous
for the 'boys' around the neighbor
hood when they have any spare time.
I had made my purchases and had been
chanting with Dalzlel a few minutes
when in came seven or eight of the cow
boys with Crockford amongst them.
"The man was In a ferocious humor,
that was perfectly evident from his
countenance, and we soon leatn?d from
the boisterous chaff of which he was
the victim thalt he had for a wager of
the drinks around, backed himself to
ride a particular ugly tempered colt
over an awkward Jump, and had got a
cropper" for his pains.
"Calling for the liquors, he rudely
brushed past me to the counter, anil
contrived to upset my drink in doing so.
I said nothing at all to him, but called
for another glass. The banter which
had been loud up to the moment died
aiway. as every one saw that Crockford
had Med to Insult me.
"After an awkward silence he turned
to old Mottram, the veteran of the par
ty, and said:
" 'Some people's mighty meek and
firgivin' like ought ter be angels I
sues, yes; and may be sooner than
they reckon, too. Say. mister,' he con
tinued, turning to me, 'how long do you
Intend to stay around these here parts?
?-ak my a lvic and git, and git quick,
ain't healthy fur you.'
" 'I am going to stay about four
months," I replied quietly, 'but If neces
sary. I will stay four years. When I
am ready to go, however, do you think
you could sell me a horse to ride away
"A burst of laughter greeted this al
lusion to Crook ford's former horse
stealing exploits, and without an In
stant's pause he flung his tumbler of
whlrky full In my face. Kxpecting
something of the kind, I flew from my
chair, and, being within a yard of him,
I struck him a heavy blow on the
mouth. He reeled back, and, catching a
seat with his leg, fell to the floor. He
was on his feet In a second, revolver in
hand, and I was sure that my last mln-'
Ute had come; and so It would have had
not Duziel seized his arm and, by a
wrench, torn the weapon from his
grasp. Only Just In time, too, as a bul
let flew past me and burled Itself in the
" 'For shame, Crockey,' said iMotram;
you know that the stranger don't carry
ho gun; 'twould have been murder yes,
an' me an' the rest of the boys would
hev let you know of It, too.' A murmur
of assent warned Crockford that he had
transgressed the unwritten laws of
frontier life. The man was deadly pale
with passion. And save where the blood
stains on the lips showed the severity of
the blow, all traces of color had left
his usually ruddy face.
" 'Boys, he said, with an effort, I did
-wrong to draw my gun. and I acknowl
edge It, but,' turning to me, the earth
Ain't big enough for lis two, by O I
Tau must fight me, or I will shoot you
dead on sight.'
"I suppose I ought to have declined,
fut I didn't. I was fighting mad. and
longed to punish the ruffian even at the
Imminent risk of my own life, so I said:
" 'I will fight you, and fight you now,
but. mark you, we will fight on some
thing like equal terms. With revolvers
I . should be nothing but a victim to
your skill, bo I am entitled to the choice
of weapons. We will use Winchesters,
for, although I never fired one In my
life, I can use the rifle better than the
"A dead quiet fell on the group as
Crockford nodded his head In token of
assent. I had, as I knew, chosen the
deadliest style of dueling In force out
"Old (Mottram broke the silence by
My4ng: 'It seems, boys, that this affair
must go on. Crockford, hev ye yer
weapon here 7
'"'No, but I will soon bring It," was
h response, as he turned and walked
out of the atore. -
"I now had about an hour at my dls
posal, and, taking Datslel aside, I asked
htm to be my second, which he acceded
to. I gave Mm all the money I had on
tne,- soma MM,- and told him that If I
should be killed he was to bury me de
cently, and that he might keep any bal
ance left over. Then on a sheet of pa
per I wrote a brief will, disposing of
my IntereaU in certain concerns. .
"I did not waste any time thinking
ay poor Mother, my-slsWra, or any
dearer one than all. The fact was that
1 hadn't any sweetheart or relations of
any kind save and except my dear old
dad. and well I knew that he, a major
under the flag of old England, would
rather have helped to bury me with his
own hands than that his son should
turn tall In such a case. Neither was I
disturbed in my mind about what re
apecKable old ladles (of both sexes)
would call the awful responsibility
which must rest on me If I killed this
man. No. sir! I Just meant to drill as
many and as deadly holes In his ras
cally carcass as good fortune and my
skill could together effect. Brutal, no
doubt you will say. Perhaps it was,
but I was going to shoot to kill for all
that, for If ever a man meant blood
shed In this world. Bill Crockford
meant it when he went out of that
"What I did think of, however, was
how to Increase my chances of success,
as I certainly did not .want to be killed,
or even wounded, so 1 mentally laid
down a plan of campaign, or method of
operation as it were.
"There was still about half an hour
before my adversary could get back,
so Dalzlel proposed my having a few
shots to get used to the Winchester,
which I was to use. About 00 yards
away stood an old shanty, empty and
tumble down. On this Dalzlel stuck
the white SIA of a box, offering a plain
mark of perhaps twelve Inches square.
1 took the ritle and after firing two
shots for direction and elevation I
walked over to see how I had got on,
then came back and resumed tiring.
When I gut through three and twenty
cartridges, we all, that Is, the rest of
the men In the store with Dalzlel and
myself, walked over to the target.
" 'Great Scottr exclaimed old Mot
tram, 'why, there alnlt a single bullet
within five feet of the loxlid. You
ain't got no show, at all agin Crockv.
Mr. Cumpton, an' If I was you I'd own
up and apologize.'
" 'I thank you for your advice,' I re
plied, "I believe I have more chance
than you fancy, but if I had none, this
affair would have to go on, unless, In
deed, your man should beg my pardon
for throwing his glass In my face.'
" 'There ain't much chance of that. I
fear. He's dead set on shooting yer,
sir, bud I wish there was some way of
stoppln' this affair, ft seems onreason
able that you should meet a man slch
a tremendous Jot better ner yourself
when your life will most likely hev to
pay the stake.'
"Crockford soon arrived at the store
bringing his rifle with him, and, of
course, a whisper or two from his
friends made him acquainted with the
result of my target .practice. Dalzlel
made a last attempt to prevent a meet
ing .and addressed Crockford upon the
evil of carrying this affair to a termina
tion, which must almost inevitably end
in my dealth as a result from my target
" "There ain't no particular reason for
fighting, tf he will appollergize for
stiikln' that Mow, hut he's got ter do It,
and got ter do it humble, too, or else
let him git hold of his rifle; I won't
sav no more.'
"I impatiently waved to Dalzlel to de
sist, and signed to Mottram to proceed
with the necessary preliminaries. Tak
ing the two rifles from our hands he
pressed, one by one, Into the magazines
of each of them, seven cartridges.
" Now." said he,, when this was done,
'You, Crockford, are well posted as to
how these affairs are managed here,
but for fear that you (turning to me)
may not be so well acquainted with
them I will tell yer the conditions.
Those tiwo rifles will be laid down on
the .middle ot the roaod, where ft goes
over the plain In a straight line. They
will be placed about 200 yards apart,
and you will stand each beside his gun.
We, .that Is Dalzlel and myself, will
tand between you and to one side.
When I throw my hat up you are each
at liberty to get your gun and make
the best use of It again one another.
You may stand and fire, kneel and fire,
or lay down and fire, as you please:
you kin run In on one another, or, If
either of you chooses, he kin run back:
there's plenty of road, too, each of you
has fifty miles of straight travelin' be
hind him ef he don't ltke the looks of
things In front; but neither of you must
leave the road and the seven shots In
each of your guns must decide the
affair, hit or miss. Mind, if these con
ditions are broken by either man, me
and Danslel are here to see fair play,
and we have guns, and will use them,
too.' Without another word we all
left the store, and the two seconds,
placing the rifles on the road beside
Crockford and myreff. retired to the
little hillock to give the signal. .
"I, perhaps, ought to give you a de
scription of my feelings at that mo
ment, but really I can hardly do so, nor
do I remember any very predominant
emotion, pave that I felt a sort of stony
calm, mixed with a strong desire to
draw a bead on that figure standing
quietly beside his weapon some 200
"As I before told you I had laid down
my method of proceeding, and the basis
of It was to remain on the defensive,
for I felt sure that Crockford, despising
my abilities with the Winchester,
woukl advance upon me, nor was I at
all mistaken; directly the signal was
given he seized his rifle and almost In
stantly discharging A shot, which
passed within a foot of .me, he started
on a zlg-lg run toward me. Mean
while I had gone down flat on the road,
bringing my rifle to bear upon him, and
getting sight after he had run in per
haps fifty yards, I fired my first shot.
"I shot primarily to stop him, of
course, If 1 could, but also with the In
tention of throwing a thin cloud of
smoke Immediately In front of me, be
neath which I could again take sight.
The day was still, bright and warm,
and far away along the road behind
Crockford a little while puff of dust toKl
me that I had missed my man. Jerking
the lever of the rifle forward and back
to Its (dace again, I had my second
shot ready for delivery. This time I
waited, Judging that when he came to
a stop either to. He down, or stand, I
should have the best chance I was like
ly to get, but still my Title muzzle fol
lowed his every movement. On he came,
till less than 1M yards separated us;
dropping on to his hands and knees he
was Just reaching the prone position,
when, once more, my rifle rang out.
This time I did not see the puff of dust,
betokening a miss, but I had no time to
speculate about results, but bugging
the ground closely, I Jerked the empty
cartridge out and got another Into Its
place. Zip came a bullet not three
Inches from, my cheek, and again, as I
brought my gun up, another struck the
road almost straight In front of me and
tore Its way through the cloth of my
coat on the arm. This shot nearly
blinded me and rendered it Impossible
for me to return the lire effectively for
the dust, and so I might say for the
next two, as both being In front and
fortunately a little to one side, I ab
solutely could not see even' the end of
my own rifle. In a few seconds the dust
was cleared sufficiently to allow me
dimly to sight my opponent. My finger
had almost pressed the. trigger when
somehow or another I seemed to feel
that I need not shoot. There was no
motion about my adversary, nor waa
his face visible and even at that dis
tance I oould see that his rifle was not
in position, but was grasped In his light
hand wide out from his body. I kept
my rifle on him, hesitating what to do.
He stilt had two shots In his magazine,
and I bad a right to tire on him and
make certain! feuf still, as I say, I
hesitated. Al I did so Mottram waved
me to hold my fire, aad leaving their
position oa the hUl the two seconds ran
hastily to the silent figure in front of
me. A wave of the hand released me
from suspense and informed me that
the duel was over. On reaching Crock
ford I found him Insensible from pain
and loss of blood. My second shot had
struck him fair on the left shoulder,
shattering the bone at the Joint In a
terrible manner and flooding the road
with blood. Even then the man had,
before Insensibility had set In, man
aged, goodness knows how, to send
those four bullets In rapid succession,
any one of which, had it been three
Inohes truer, would have killed or badly
wounded me. We got him to the store
and Dalzlel, who possessed some sur
gical skill, managed to staunch the
(lowing blood, and In a day or two he
was pronounced out of any absolute
danger of his life. Recover he did, al
though It waa three months before he
could leave his berth. As the ranch had
passed Into my hands during that time
I saw that he was properly attended to,
but when he was a(le to travel I di
rected tihat he 'be paid up all wages and
an extra $50 given him. but that he be
discharged from the employ. You see
my life felt very unsafe while he was
within forty miles. I heard that he ul
timately recovered the use of his arm,
but It was a long time before it was
anything like sound.
"Little more remains to be told, ex
cept that I gave Dalzlel J 100 Jor that
Winchester as a souvenir of the affair."
"But. Mr. Crompton." I said, "how on
earth did you manage .to make such a
good shot at your man on your second
attempt, iwhen, as you ipolnted out,
you shot so badly alt the box Hd. Was
ft simply a fluke?"
Compton looked at me rather cu
riously and said:
"I notice that you sometimes play at
whist, tout I don't precelve that you let
the adversaries see your nankl. It la
true Ithnt I was never within five feet
of the 'box lid. Knowing what I was
shooting at, I was satisfied, because
nil my shots were within six or ten
Inches of where I aimed them, and, of
course, the others thought I was Mat
ing aiway at the lid all the time, though,
mind, I never said so, and Crockford
nalturally got the Impression that I was
a very bad shot from what the others
told him. I rather ex.pected the result
would be that way, and ft was unlucky
"Suppose we have a drink now. I can
never ifhlnk of those Infernal bullets
whizzing past me without feeling fl
certain dryness In the throat and
mouth. Upon mv soul, the remem
brance makes ,my flesh creep more now
than It did at the time, but you know
I was fighting mad then, and was
'shooting to kill.' "
NEWS OF 01 B INDUSTRIES.
Happenings of Interest to the StapU
Trades and Particularly to the Trade
la Iron', Steel and Anthraelto Coal.
Furnace iNo. 3, of the Crane Iron com
pany, at Catasauqua, has been blown
in. The stack, has been idle some
'Repairs are almost completed on the
Idle stack of the Carrie Furnace com
pany at Pittsburg, and it will blow In
within a week or ten days.
The Union Drawn Steel company, of
Beaver Falls, Pa., manufacturers of
cold rolled steel, has let a contract for
two additional buildings, 50 by 110 feet
each, to be constructed of iron, steel
and brick. Although It Is only two
years since this company doubled Its
capacity It has been much crowded
for some months. With the new build
ings and machinery It will have a ca
pacity of about 18.000 tons a year.
It Is the intention of the Lake Erie
Iron company, of Cleveland, O., to eoon
begin the erection of iblast furnaces
on made ground In Cleveland harbor.
The works of the company are on
Whisky Island, and its lake frontage Is
365 feet. From the shore of the lake
to the harbos line Is 1,200 feet, and the
land thus made would give the company
a total of ten acres, making one of the
most eligible sites on the south shore
of 'Lake Erie.
A stock company Is being organized at
Waco, Tex., to operate electric launches
on the streams of Central Texas on a
plan which the projectors believe will
be practical .and profitable without
any improvement whatever to the wa
ter courses to he navigated. The boats
to be used, it Is said, will take 2,000
pounds smoothly In eighteen Inches of
water, and over that depth is main
tained the year round in many of the
rivers and streams.
An ambitious project Is on foot at
Los Angeles, Cal., where It is proposed
to transmit the almost unlimited power
of the Kern river to the city by elec
tricity, and to make a strong effort to
build up a manufacturing center. The
most Interesting feature of the plan Is
the length of transmission. The near
est point on the Kern river Is exactly
100 mllea from Los Angeles. The pro
moters of the plan claim to have elec
trical engineering advice, however, to
the effect that the scheme is commer
The 400 . tons of pig Iron recently
shipped from the IMable furnaces at
Sharpsvllle, Pa., to Birmingham, Eng.,
was of a grade suitable for the manu
facture of malleable. Iron. Heretofore
English malleable Iron manufacturers
have been using charcoal pig Iron only
for their castings, deriving their supply
from this country and from Sweden,
as England manufactures little If any
charcoal pig Iron. Of late, however,
they have been adopting some Ideas of
their American cousins, one of the re
sults of which Is this shipment of coke
iron. Bhould the Iron prove satisfac
tory, It is likely that other shipments
will Ibe made.
The output of pig Iron has risen
about to the normal quantity in pros
perous years. According to the Amer
ican Manufacturer, of Pittsburg, the ca
pacity of furnaces In blast Aug. I was
176,505 tons weekly, which Is at the
rate of 4.5S9.130 tons in a half year.
This quantity has been surpassed In
the first half of 1892 and In the last
half of 1891 and 1890, but It Is close to the
maximum. It does not follow that pro
duction at that rate for the year will
continue, as some weakening In prices
which already appears may cause a
few furnaces to close, but this at pres
ent seems somewhat unlikely. Neither
doea 1t follow 'that the output for the
year 1895, If continued at the present
rate, would be the largest ever known,
as some enthusiastic Journalists say.
It would be only 8,676,088 tons for the
year, which Is considerably below the
actual output of 1890 or 1892, though
there is some probability that, Instead
of a reduction, some further Increase
In output may appear before the year
ends. It Is Important to observe that
this large output doea not result, as the
greatest production has In previous
years, from a large demand of the rail
roads, because the output of steel rails,
though larger than last year, has not
been more than about two-thirds of the
maximum. The enormous production
of structural iron and steel Is shown
by the record-breaking output of 43,000
tons In July at the Homestead works,
of which 17,150 tons were of steel beams,
the greatest production of structural
products in any previous twelve months
having been 605,000 at all the works In
the country. The noil production has
also been enormous, though In the best
of years this doea not exceed about
460,000 tons. Indeed, It Is rather a puz
zle to account for the great output of
Iron and steel during the lust month,
unless It Is kept in mind that the July
work waa largely to make up .for de
Acolenclea In previous months. Prices
still advance, howeror the combina
tions having raised bar iron and struc
tural Iron and steel, while Bessemer Is
a shade weaker, though Grey Forge has
advanced, and the average of all kinds
Is now 39 per cent, higher than the
prices of last January, and only 7.7 per
cent, below the prices of Oct. 1, 1893,
It Is rather the general impression that
the rise la price has reached It maximum.
THE WORLD OF EUSBISS
STOCKS AND BONDS. '
New York. Aug. 11 The stock mar
ket today waa dull and professional.
Tho total aales were 159,000 shares. As
a rule the active issues were weak in
the early trading. Toward 11 o'clock
Distillers moved to th front, and on
good 'buying advanced 1 per cent.
Missouri Pacific (was forced down a
point on light offerings, but quickly re
covered. During the afternoon the an
thracite coalers and grangers advanced
sharply. Jersey Central rose 2. Dela
ware and Hudson 1V4. Lackawanna H4,
Heading , Hock Inland 1. Northwest
. tit. Paul V,. Burlington 1H- Net
vhanges show advances uf H to 2 per
cent., Jersey Central leading.
The ratigw of today's prices for the ac
tive stocks of the New York stock mar
ket are given below. The quotations are
furnished The Tribune by O. du B. Dim
mick, manager for William Linn, Allen
Co., stock brokers, 412 Spruce street,
Op'n- High- Low- Clos
ing, est. est. ing.
Am. Tobacco Oo 112 11214 "4 1"
Am. tiUKur Ho'g Co.114 IID'4 11414 H4
Atch., To. & 8. Fo... lul II1 1W4 l"'
Cun. South W OtrH 6ti K
("Ties, ft Ohio 2114 21 2114 21 s
Cihkgo Gas 6!14 H "!
Chic. & N. W 101 1W14 W m
Chic, H. & U 9014 1 W4 -H
C. C. C. St. L 44 4H 48 48
Ohlc., Mil. & St. P... 71 7114 7's 7H
Chic. R. I. & P W4 80 78 79
lK-raware ft Hud 131 131 131 M'Mi
1.. L. ft W HB14 1634 124 103
Dint. C. F 2114 2-' 21 22
Gen. Electric 37 37 3 37
III. Central 99 99 9M
Lake Shore 150 150 1N 150
Ixrtils. ft Nurfh W 1 6U 60
Manhattan Kle 117 118 117 11K
Ml ob. Central 101 101 101 101
Mo. Psclllc 37 38 37 37
Nut. Cordtige 2 2 2 2
Nat. Lwid 3Ti 35 35 ST.
N. J. Central lot lf lot 1W.
N. Y. Central lut 102 102 J(H
N. Y. ft N. R 58 58 58 6H
N. Y., U E. ft W 8 8 8 8
N. Y., 8. ft W 12 18 12 12
N. Y 8. ft W Pr... 30 31 30 31
Noil 'Pacific 4 4 4 4
Nor. Pacific. Pr 18 18 18 18
Phc!Hc Mall 29 29 29 29
Phil, ft Head 1K 19 18 18
Tumi.. O. ft 1 3tl 3l 35 30
Tex. Pacific 12 12 12 12
Union Pacific 13 13 13 13
Wahash ,.. 9 9 9 9
Wabash. Pr 21 21 21 21
West. Union 91 94 93 93
IT. . Leather 15 1'i 15 1
U. 8. Leather, Pr.... 84 84 81 81
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE PRICES.
Open- High- Low- Clos-
WHEAT. Ing. est. est. Ing.
September 65 67 65 66
December 68 69 67 69
September 19 19 18 19
May 23 23 23 23
September 36 38 36 38
Decemiber 31 32 30 31
Mny 31 32 31 31
September .-. 6.0B 6.05 6.0D 6.02
January ' 6.07 6.07 6.02 6.02
September 9.50 9.57 9.47 9.52
Jo.nua.ry 10.12 10.17 10.10 10.12
Scran ton Board of Trado Exchange Quotations-All
Quotations Based on Par
STOCKS. Bid. Ask.
Dime Dep. ft DIs. Bank 125
Green Ridge Lumber Co 110
First National Bank 600
Lackawanna Lumber Co 110 .....
Scranton Savings Bank 200 .....
Scranton Lace Curtain Co 50
Third National Bank 350
Thuron Coal Land Co ' 90
Scranton Axle Works 8fl
Scranton Glass Co 65
National Boring ft Drilling Co 90
Scranton Jar ft Stopper Co 25
Lacka. & Montrose R. R 1C0
Spring Brook Water Co 90
Elmhurst Boulevard Co 100
Anthracite Land ft. Imp. Co 60
Lacka. Trust ft Safe Dep. Co ir.0
Allegheny Lumber Co 105
Scranton Traction Co 95
Economy Steam Heat ft Power
Scranton Glass Co 100
Rushbrook Coal Co., 67o 100
Scranton Pass. Railway first
mortgage 6's, due 1920 110
People's St. Railway, first
mortgage 6's, due 1918 110
People's St. Railway, second.. 110 .....
Scranton ft Ptttston Traction
Co. 6s M
Fruits and Produce Dried apples, per lb.,
Ca6c. ; eva.ioiraitied aipplea, 7a8cj, Cali
fornia prunes, 6a8c.i English currants,
2a3c.; layer raisins, Sl.6Ual.70; muscatels,
4auc. per lb.; laJ.y per box; new Valen
cia, 6a6c. pur lb. Beans Marrowfats,
12.50 per bushel; mtdluma, 32.25; pea beans.
Peas Green, Sl.10al.15 per bushel; split,
$2.nta2.tiO; lentels, base, per lb. Potatoes
ll.50ol.60. Onions Per bbl., 12.26. Butter
16o20c. per 'lb. Cheese 6a9c. per lb. Eggs
14al5c. Meats Hams, ' 10c.; umall
hams, lie; skinned hams, lie; California
hamss sc.; shoulders, 7c; be 1 hies, 8Vc;
smoked breakfast bacon, 10c. Smoked
Beef Outside, 12c.; si'ts, 13c; InsUIes
and knuckles. 15c; Acme sliced smoked
beef, 1-lb. cons, $2.40 per dozen. Pork
Mess, 314.50; short cut, 316. Ln.rd Iaf. in
tleirees, Sc.; in tubs, 8c; 10-lb. pails, 8c.
per lb.; 5-tb. pails, 8c. per lb.; 3-1 b. palls,
9c. per lb.; compound lard, tierces, 6c.;
tubs, 6c; 10-lb. pato, 6c. per lb.; 5-lb.
palij, 6V. per lb.; f-lb. palls, 7c. per lb.
Flour M'.'nm-sota vatent per bbl., 34.10a
4.35; Ohio and Indiana amber, 33.75; Gra
haiin, 33.75; rye flour, $3.75. Feed Mixed,
per cwt., $1.05. Oiain Corn, Roe.; oats, 35a
40c. per b'whel. Rye Straw Per ton, S13a
. Now York Produce Market.
Now York, Aug. 18. Flour Weak, neg
lected. Wheat Dull, Arm; No. 2 red store
and elevator, 7la71c; afloat, 73a7314c;
. o, b., 72a73c.; ungraded red, 67a74c.;
No. 1 northorn, 74a74c.; options closed
Arm, hLghor; January, 74c.; May, 77c.j
August, 71c; September, 72a; October,
72c. ; December, 74c. Corn Higher; No.
2, 47c. elevator; 47c; afloat; options
closed dull and firm; September, 43c; Oc
tober, 42c; May, 38c. Oats Dull, Arm;
opilljans dull, firmer; August, 24!fcc.; Sep
tember, 23c; October, 24c.; May, 27c;
t't prtcee, No. 2, 25o20c.; No. 2 white, 28a
29c.; No. 2Cli.".cogo, 27c.;' No. 3, 35c.; No. 3
white, 29c.; mixed western, 25a27c; white
do., 29a35c.; white state, 29a35c. Provisions
gukit. unchanged. BtrtUr Quiet, unset
tled; state dairy, 1318c.; do. creamery,
20c; western dairy, 9al8c. ; do. cretim
ery, i;ta2uc. ; do. factory, 8al2c.; Elglns,
20a20c; Imitation creamery, . llalfic.
Oh eewe Quiet, steady, unchanged. Eggs
Weak; state end Pennsylvania, 14a15c.;
western freuh, 12al3c.; do. per case,
Toledo Grain Market.
Toledo, O., Aug. IS. Wheat Receipts,
67.0UO bushels; shipments, 90,000 bushels;
market quiet; No. 2 red, cash, and Au
gust, 71c; September, 71c; December,
72c; May, 76c; No. I red, cash, 7c.
Corn Receipts, 20,000 bushels; market
dull; No. 2 mixed, cash, 40c.; No. I do.,
39c. ;No. t yellow, 40c. Oats Receipts,
11,000 bushels; market eany; No. t mixed,
canh, 20c.; No. 3 do., 19o.; September,
20c; No. 2 white, emm, 23c.; No. t do.,
21o. Rye Market duH ; No. I cash, 47c. ;
No. S, 44o. Clover Seed Market steady;
prime cash, $5.60; October, $6.27; March,
Buffalo Live Stock.
Buffalo, Aug. IS. Cattle Receipts, 275
head; on sale, 200 head; market steady;
extra steers, $5.3ua5.40; mediums, $i2Sa4.75;
old to fair cows, $2a2.75; choice do., $3a
3.2S. Hogs Receipts, 1,600 head; on sale,
4,000 head; heavy Yorkers, $5.10a6.15; light
do.. $6.15a6.25; graseers and Michigan.
l4.90sS.10; mixed packers, $6.05a6.10; me
diums, $6a6.10; choice heavy, $4.95a5;
roughs, $3.75a4; stags, $Sa3.75. Sheep and
Lambs Receipts, 600 head; on sale, 5,500
head; market closed dull and weak; good
mixed fat sheep, $2.E0a6; stock ewes, $1.75a
2; export sheep, $3.263.75; good to choice
fat lambs, $4.25o4.7S; light to good, $3.36o4;
culls, $2.2taS. , . , - '
V" Chicago Live Mtock.
Chicago, Aug. It. Cattle Receipts, $,000
head; market steady; common to extra
steers, $U6asi atockera and feeders, $3.50
4.10; cows and buil Sl.26aS.TS; calves, S3.60a
S.75; Texans, t3.Bo4.B5; wastern rangers,
$3.0a4.SS. Hogs Reee'pta, 13,000 head;
market weak and lOaMo. lower; heavy
packing and stamping lota, $4.40a4.H; oora
mow to choice (nixed. S4.40O4.N; choice as
sorted. S4.tOa6.lS; light. $4.OaS.20; pigs. $3.25
a5. 8heep Receipts, 12.UUO bead; market
weak and lOe. lower; Infer .or to choice, $3
175; iambs, $35.40.
Ptttsburg, Aug. 13,-Oil closed 122. the
only quotation here today.
O.I City. Augu. IS. oil opened and high
at, 125; lowest and closed. 122.
BABDKKH IN LONDON.
Americans are better acquainted with
barber shops than are Englishmen, the
Englishmen thinking It much more gen
teel, as well as more economical and ex
peditious, to do his own shaving in the
morning. Yet, writes Klwyn A. Barron,
In the Chicago Times-Herald, the English
barber Is incoinitarably politer in his at
tentions and care of a patron than his
American fellow craftsman, and la not a
Whit less delt. If you seek the proper
sort. The shops are commonly less
showy, less elaborate than ours, and there
often is a prlmltlvcness about the furnish
ings, but they are clean, comfortable, and
you do not sniff the air and glura sus
piciously around upon a group of watting
"nexts." If you enter to And the barber
occupied he will pause from his employ
ment long enough to bid you, "Kindly
take a seat, sir," and when he is ready for
you he does not strike a wearlvdly re
signed attitude, gate Into Illimitable space,
and with superfluous energy shout
"Next!" On the contrary, he will look di
rectly at you ami In a respectful man
ner say: "I'm ready for you now, air, if
When he has ascertained your wants
and sets about meeting them you feel that
you are a person rather than a thing, and
that the barber Is actually serving you,
and In a 4ecomltiKly deferential manner,
not condescending to kill a little time In
the enjoyment of your humiliation while
he waits the approach of nobler employ
ment. In what American shop would you hear
this scrap of conversation between barber
"Beg your panlon, sir, but does the rasor
hurt your face?"
"No; It moves very smoothly."
"I'm obliged to you, sir." Then, after
"Shall I trim your hair a bit, slrT"
"Not today, 1 think."
"Thank you, sir; as you please."
The Amerlean form Is not quite the
same, though the essential slgnltlcenees
do not differ perhaps. With us the dla
louge would be mure after this fashion:
"Excuse me, but your razor pulls."
"Thin skinned, eh?"
"Yes; rather tender."
"How does it go now?"
"Better, thank you."
"All right." Pause. "Haircut?"
"It's In bad shape," running his fingers
through It till each fretful hair stands on
end. "Better have It touched up."
"Wasn't a very good barber gave you
that lust cut. Where'd you get It? Next!"
That Insists upon
keeping stock of
In the house?
Why, the wise mother. Because, when
taken intenully it cures In a few minutes,
Cramps, Spasms, Sour Stomach, Heartburn.
Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Sick Headache
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Summer Complaint,
Colic, Flatulency and all internal pains.
DOSE Half a teaspoonful In half a tumbler
Used externally, it will cure Rheumatism.
Neuralgia, Mosquito Bites, Stinp of Insects,
Sunburns, Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Coughs,
Colds and all throat troubles.
Radway's Ready Relief, aided by Rad
way'S Pills, will cure Fever and Ague; Ma
larious, Bilious and other Fevers,
ruts' Ceatsa Bertie. SsM ky Srarcista
RAD WAY ft CO., New York..
Vnrelv veaetable. mild and reliable. Canst
perfect digestion, complete saaiuitUtton and
healthful regularity. Cure constipation and
its long list or unpisanni symptoms ana reju
veaste the system. 115 cult a box. All drug
hid ii it
Special Attention N GiTen to Business
tnd Personal Account!
INTEREST PAID OX THE DEPOSITS.
-A dmllmr mmd U m dollar imnti " t
VIMssMm' Mid Preaeh DoagoU KM BvS
i faw anywftase M Is u Jtos
facet ptofOaaa, Moaay Order,
T I'oetal Mats tor iljo.
Knwle every wuw Mots
enM a all retail stem to
l.M. We BMse late seat
eamliei, issrawirs we fur
ante, the JK, aM, am war.
and If say oas fa ao autsfled
re wlU rem ue amaey
or voauesa Beama,
C, D. ,
1 ts I see kel
Caro Ske CoM
SffSM Is XOalan.
French Injection Compound
Cares oaHlTel, eotfktr. (not merely ebecka.)
ttoaraanM or money refunded. Avoid dangerout
leDMdlaa.Frleeaeeeaiaperbiittle. ais Mies
twill ears arrerwt caw) aast prepaid, secure from
ebeervMjoewlth onjrcieaUAoaujr saade fringe,
DR. LOBB'S BOOK FREE
To all Mfferers ef ERRORS OF YOUTH,
LOST VIUOR sad DISEASES OF MBit AND
WOMEN, JM safest eloth koendi seearelf
sealed sad malted free. Treatmeat bv audi
strletlr oenfidential, sad a positive qnics ears
tuai aateed. Mo aatter bow loar taadlag, I
will poalUralr ears too. Write or eU.
Tbe Only Remedy in the World That Re-1
fdnds Purchase Price if If Fails to Ctire
ml r I .ea, V
me looacco naoir
It Cares While
The greatest discovery of the age!
A certain, pleaaant, permanent
A lifetime's in fife ring ended for
Why smoke and spit your life
sway? Why euirer from dyspep
sia, heartburn, and drains on your
Stop using tobacco, hut stop the
right way! Drive the ulotlne from
your system by the use of this
Narooti-Cukr is warranted to
remove all desire for tobacco In
every form, including Cigar, Cigar
ette and Pipe Hmokiug. Chewing
and Snuff Taking.
Use all the tobacco you want
while under treatment, and in
from four to ten days your "hank
ering" and "craving" will disap
pearthe weed won't taste good.
Then throw away tobacco for
ever. Narcoti-Cure is entirely vege
table and free from injurious in
gredients. It never falls to give
tone and new vigor to the weakest
Remember Narcoti-Cure does
not deprive you of tobacco while
effecting a cure; doesn't ak you
to buy several bottles to be entitled
to a guarantee; doesn't require a
month's treatment; and, finally,
doesn't enable you to stop tobacco
only to lind yourself a slave to the
habit of tablet chewing.
BRON A 090 STEEL
Bolts, Nuts; Bolt Ends, Turnbuckles, Washers, Rivw
ets, Horse . Nails, Files, Taps, Dies, Tools and Sup
plies. Saii Duck for mine use in stock.
SOFT - STEEL - HORSE - SHOES,
And a full stock of Wagon Makers' Supplies, Wheels,
Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Poles, Bows, etc,
LOMBBR. PROPS AND TIES
tuc rnmiMimci.. tu i iimdcd rn
MIL LUifllliUii II DHL 1 II LU1IIULH liU.. Bid
gomeHmen meet s rellakle, mo
the earett druft
Dr. Poors Pennyroyal Pillo
Ther ar uomrt, m ard certain Is rsratt. The t mains (Or. PsalW aeeer Sisaa.
ouinL eataarwalt.vn. Adlraai Fxai. MaDimss Co.. CISTltna,0.
For aale by JOHN H. PHELPS,
Spruce Street, Scranton Pa.
in s V
Uaonfactnrara ot the Celebrated)
f 00,000 Barrels per Annum
WILLIAM S. MILLAR,
Alderman 8th Ward, Scranton.
ROOMS 4 AND 5,
Qas and Watsr Co. Building,
CORNER 1T0M1NQ Ifg. AMD CENTER ST.
OFFICE HO0RS from T.S0 a n. tots. m.
(1 hoar lutaraiaalon tor dlaaer and sapper.)
Pirtlcnlu Attentioi Glien to Collections
Prompt SattlssMdt Oaarsatasd.
rcj::ei rrtfuut mlicitd
. .TttofJwM Nw1S4a'
id 4 10 io uays is
Continue th? Os? of
With Narcoti Cfbb, when you
are through with tobacco, you sure
through with the remedy. One
Bend for book of prominent tes
timonies like the following:
HcKTiaoToff. Mm , Starch 18, US.
Tns Xaucoti Chemical Ca,
Gentlemen ;-I have ueed tobacco for
over tw.nty flrj jrea:e, ehewin and
smoking every day from t a, m. to 9 p. sav
atopplug only for meala.
On Monday. Feb. 1 I railed at your
onlne in KpringBrld. and buaibt a liotile
ot the rjHS which I on-d as directed,
and on the tenth day the desire for ta
bauvu awl lft me and it has sol re
turned. I did ant lose a meal whils tak
ing ti.eCtiua My eppett has Improved
an.t I oonalder N An:oTi-.'nnn a gTand
thing. Vory respectfully.
HAS. L LAtCOLV.
Mr. Frank H. Morton, of Ckioop-e
Falla. Maw., late trei tor of pabUe
bsiidinga for MaeacliasUa,sars:
I ued tobacco fur tweaty-Sre rears,
and was a conflrmvd amuk-r, la lost
eight tlaya' treatment with Hancori
Cl'Mb! wai through with tobacoo. in fact
the desire for tobacco vanialiod like a
dream. Very reapectf oily.
riUKa a. Ml
K U. MOBTOM.
If your druggist is unable to give
full particulars about Nakcoti
Cure, send to us for Rook of Par
ticulars free, or send (j.OQ for bot
tle by mall.
THE FARCOTI CHEMICAL CO.,
, Scranton, Pi
stair, isfnlausf medicine.
Only k arm leas Sll
iheakl be ue. U ;
yea vast the bail, pt
Pharmaolstj ccr. Wyoming Avsnu" and
uthoay.jfzy of Me.
produces tne abore reanlta tn'30 day. It art
Kwerf ullr sod aalcaly. Cures when all otaara tail .
ant men will ratals thtlr lost manhood. ea4 eld
men will recertr thalr youtkinl wtor by oat as
HET1TO. II qnlcklr and aurelr reatoras Matron
neat. Lea Yltalltr, banetenar. MIsMlr mlasloaa
Lost fewer, intilnt Moaaor, Waa tin Oteaates, and
all HlMl ot eelf-abnee or eieeaaand IndlaoreUoa,
hick casta one tor atud. baelneat or merries. II
not only cures by ttartlnf at the seal ot disease, tut
ta a treat nerve tonio and blood Builder, orlnr
Ins back lbs Dink alow to sole
taring Ibe lira ot yoath. ft wards ot Inaanltr
and Oeeaumptlon. Isalat ea harins BRVIVo. as
ether. It can be earrted la Teal pock at. Mr asatl,
140 per peekate. or sis for M.oo, with a pool
ties written anarmateo to oara OS so road
the money. Circular fret. Address
OYM. MEDICINE CO.. BS River St, CHICMO. ILL.
fas sals by Watthewt Bros DtswsM
TH EC SCRANTON
VITRIFIED BRICK.1' TILE
If AKBS or
SHALE PAVING BRICK
AND BUILDING BRICK
Oftloe: 320 Washington Areano.
Worksi Hay-Ana. Pa.. K. a W. V. . B.
M. H. DALE,
General Sales Agent, Scranton Pa
MHeet SnhaaV at eWrCa-laTi
eanUsT",' - ' -d.4Uf aroofaotfc-V