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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY MORNINR, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
"Pure and Sure.
Each ingredient is tested before compounding, and
it must be found of the highest standard. The baking
powder itself is tested. That's why each spoonful does
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
OUR WAGONS CALL
Kepilarly in all part of the city. Have
we lni&wd yout lnp a postal.
308 Penn Ave. A. B. WAK MAN.
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Do Not Fail to See
Our Fall Styles,
WILLIAMS fi BI'ANULTY
ul WYOCniNG AVENUE.
X. B. Prices Guaranteed.
An Increase of pension has been granted
to Joseph Marrinirer, of this city.
At the Green Rl ice library on Oct. 'JS a
concert will be given by the Boston stars
for the benefit of the library.
The Co stal Hose company was In Pitts
ton yesterday and participated in the
annual parada of the I".tt:on fire depart
ment. Bishop O'H-ara yesterday appointed Rev,
J. J. Outran, of Avoca, pastor of the new
parish created In the city ol VtUKes
The will or Jane jiangan. late or tnis
city, was probated yesterday and letters
testamentary were granted to ttlenaru r.
The Sohmer piano to be chanced off at
the F'hll Sheridan fair is on exhibition at
the music store of J. W. Guernsey, 2u5
At Sie?el's academy on Hallowe'en a so
cial will be conducted under the auspices
ot Columbus council, ioung .Men s in
tltute, of the South Side.
The board of revision and appeal held a
private session yesterday to study the act
under wnion It was created and to lormu
late plans for carrying out its duties.
Julius Whalen. of Orchard street, died
yesterday morning at the a?e of 2H after a
ten days' Illness of typhoid fever. The
funeral arrangements will be announced
The annual ball of the Cabmen will be.
held at Turner's hail Monday evening
next, instead of last Wednesday evening.
s was erroneously announced in some of
the city papers.
Rurelars forced nn entrance Into the
shoe shop of Aaron Powell, 426 Spruce
street, Monday nlrht and stole shoes to
the value of $l.r. Entrance was mads by
forcing the lock of the front door.
George W. Wurzell. assistant district
attorney of the lnited States court, came
on from Pittsburg yesterday to consult
with United States Commissioner A. J.
f.'olborn regarding the Kent counterfeit
Mayor Connell yesterlay received a
pastel portrait of himself, done by Joseph
Klein, of Philadelphia, which will tie
hung alongside the portraits of his prede
cessors In the mayor's office at the expira
tion of his term.
A dispatch from Manager I'.tirgunder nt
Wllkes-liarre last night to The Tribune
says: " 'The Fool'a Kevenge.' as por
trayed" In this city tonight by Oreston
Clarke, Is the most finished production
ever given here."
Next Thursday evening a women's tem
ple of the Knights of the Golden tingle
will be instituted at the Ancient Order of
Vnlted Workmen hall, on Lackawanna
avenue. Officers will be nominated, elect
ed and Installed.
Patrolman Jam's Feeney found a lady's
bicycle In front of the Globe warehouse
at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. He kf.pt
an eye on It for an hour or so and as no
one came around to claim It took it to
the station house, whore it still remains.
Edward Kennedy was received nt the
county jail last night on a commitment
Issued by Alexander Hwlck, of Jermyn,
chtrglng malicious mischief. Thomas
Ilromage and George Noon, of Providence,
w .-re committed on charges of assault and
luttery by Alderman Huberts, of the Sec
Today the school teachers will receive
the first pay which they have been called
upon to draw In about three find a half
months. In addition to the three months'
wait occasioned by vacation, two weeks
more of delay was caused by the control,
lers-, falling to m ter a quorum at the
f-.iiiar meeting at which the pay roll was
to have been approved.
Marriage licenses were granted yes'or
ilay to Michael Corby and Mary Clark,
Bcranton; Patrick Connor and Itrldgct
Jordan, Carbondale; Harry Crohn and
Llixle Tlosson, North Knd; William Lussy
and Wllhemlne Schmltt, iMinmore; Will
Jam Whitman and Kosa Gillette, flcran
'ton; James O'Uoyle, of Avoca, and Mar
garet HefTron. Bcranton! Thomas Murphy
and Catherine Battle, of Carbondale.
Walter Pierce, who was held under $2,000
Call by Commissioner Colborn last sum
mer on the chargo of circulating counter
felt money, will bo tried In this city at
(the March term of the United States
fHI?:. A tn? """'on of the district court
In Pittsburg last Monday the continuance
was granted on motion of United States
District Attorney Hall, wMo has so In
formed United States Commissioner Col-corn.
me cst ror the Monoy.
We fcaye secured the very best Corsets
Obtainable from all the leading manufac
turers, to sell at the popular price of fl.GO
and offer the very best In quality, finish
and shape. MBARH ft HAOEN.
Dav the Wahar
and get tha best At Guernsey Bros.
as your grocer ior Monsoon Tea. It
will suit you. . ... ,
AT THE KEELEY
Members of Lchquc 16 ami I'riends
Enjoy un Entertainment.
TWO TH01GHT1TL ADDRESSES
They Were Delivered by Attorney Charles
L. Haw Icy und Kev. I 1'. MeNally,
of tbo West Sldo-Othcrs
The Scranton Keeley loaRue. No. 16.
and tho wives f many of its members
attended an entertainment last niitht
nt the Keeley institute, on Madison ave
nue. nd liwtened to ablo addresses by
Attorney Charles 1.. Hawloy, of this
ctly, who was the Prohibition candidate
for governor last year, and Kev. V. V.
MeXally, of the West Side. The leuKUtt
is iH.miHwd of Kelley liquor euro irrad
uates and men who advocate temper
ance, but w ho are not neeess-arlly total
alst.vners. The ottieers of the league
.ire lid ward F. Hlewitt. president; Owen
1". O'Mulley. vice-president: Charles S.
Fowler, secretary, and Frank V. Can
When la.-t ntsht's meeting: was called
toorder by President l'.lewltt there were
present nbrut tlfteen ladles. Mr. Haw
ley was chosen to preside. He said the
presence ot ladles was an omen for
K'Kd; that It betokened their sympathy
was with the Keeley work, and that
whatever women as a body favored was
Mr. llawley made 'the announcement
that Sir. Ida Cole would early next
month be here from the east to organize
ladles' societies auxiliary to the Keeley
league. She is an advocate of the new
school of belief that tempera nets will not
lo brought ubaut ".irousn moral argu
ments nor persuasion, but that the
drinking habit la a disease and must he
cured by practical and material means,
l ather McNally Address.
Father MeN'ally's subject was "Life."
His was one of the best ot the addresses
which have been given by able and
scholarly men in the institute since It
was opened In this city. He refrained
from :naklns many direct allusions to
the K.e'ey cure, but Indirectly referred
to it after a fashion" which pleased the
graduates and patients now undergoing
treatment, many o' whom were In the
audience. He argued that a man cured
of any trouble or disease Is In a meas
ure redeemed, (n a worldly sense: and
if a man is rid of a habit or disease that
destades himself, his family and his
friends, that man is brought Into closer
unity with his God, society and his
WilhBeck sane; two bass solos and was
accompanied by Oharles Chandler. A
recitation by ex-Patrolman Patrick
Barret closed the entertainment, after
which light refreshments were served.
Probably less Is known about the
Keeley leagues and their work than of
any new and similar organizations that
are not governed on a secret nasis. it
Is not an association which advocates
prohibition or publically puts Its disap
proval upon the liquor 'traffic. The
grandest work of each leatrue Is in
maintaining a fund to pay for the trpat
ment of unfortunates of promising
character who have been broueht low
by drink, hut who cannot afford to pay
for being cured. Each league also. flnd9
employment fr graduates. Its mem
bers make known their belief that the
alcoholic appetite Is not an evidence of
moral depravity, but that It Is a dis
ease. Object of Ladies' Auxiliary.
The Ladles' Auxiliary movement,
mentioned by Sir. Hawley, Is not a tem
perance organization, but Is a move
ment created by philanthropic women
to work In conjunction with the Keeley
leagues and with the knowledge that
385.000 men and women have been cured
rrf the liquor habit by medicine, where
only a small percentage of the number
have been redeemed through will-power
or moral argument.
DEATH OF MRS. ANNA SLOAT.
She Was the .Mother of Mrs. S. T. Rozclle,
of Taylor Avcnnc.
Mrs. Anna Sloat. wife of t'he late
Oeorge W. Sloat, of Alidlsonvllle, filed
nt the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. S. T.
Rozelle, 409 Taylor avenue, yesterday.
She was past 73 years of age anil had
been a resident of this city for fourteen
years. She leaves numerous relatives
and friends, who mourn her depn"?Liro.
The funeral will take place at the
house at 2 o'clock p. m. Saturday. In
terment will be made at Forest Hill
Rev. tl. J. Vcfioldrlck's l ecture. -The
Catholics of the city, an well as the
pastors nnd members of other denomina
tions, fire Invited to come to College hull.
Wyoming avenue, this evening to hi'ir
Kev. I). J. McOoldrlrk, president of rtt.
Thomas' college, lecture on "How the
Mountains and Ocean Wore Made." This
leoture Is the second in the course of three
whlfti Father MoOoldrlck has consented
to give under the auspices of Branch X of
the Catholic Slutual (Icn'-flt association.
All who heard the first, "How the World
Was Made." were surprised with Fnther
Slr-Ooldrlck's rendition and beautiful pre
sentntlnn of his theme. Kvnry one of
tnese persons Is anxious to be present this
evening, and the reverend gentleman will
without doubt be greeted by nn Audience
worthy of his fame as a rlte scholar and
eminently successful teacher. There will
be no chargo for admission.
The ftrcnt Snlo Continues.
The creditors of Martin A. Ielnny snip
are still offering such 'bargains In Cloth
ing the likes were never otTered in Hcran
ton before. Suits of clothing that brought
heretofore 1, I2, $1", $18, $20, $25 and $:i0
for lust one-half price, $:., $. $7.rrfl. $s, $W,
$I2.iVi and $!". Overcoats ami tflstcrs fir
boys' and men's wear 25 cents off on every
dollar's worth purchased. To make good
selections It is advisable to come early, as
some of the better hnrgalns are going very
fast. We have Just opened tip- one hun
dred black and blue cheviot suits, which
were purchased for this fall's trade, which
are known throughout the country ns the
worklhgman's friend; they were to bo sold
at $10, hut to realize the money for the
creditors In shorter time we have plnced
them on sain at l, which will give every
worklngmnn a chance to buy a suit way
below cost. Come early for these bar
The Pocono Cigars Countorfcl'.cd.
Dealers In cigars nre hereby notified
that a counterfeit brand of "Pocono"
cigars has beon sold In this city during
the Inst ten days by one Louis K. Weiss,
of 117 Wyoming avenue, the cigars being
made by Jacob E. Kaufman, at factory
No. 20TO, Ninth district, Pennsylvania,
We hnve servod legal notice upon the
manufacturer and his agent to discontinue
tho placing upon the market cigars under
the title or brand "Pocono," claiming the
same as our exclusive property, and that
we will prosecute to tho full extent of the
law any and all persons selling or offering
for sale cigars under the brand of
"Pocono" except those manufactured by
us. Garney, Brown & Co.
Pure Food Products. ,
fresh vegetables (canned) guaranteed
better than most so-called fresh vege
tables. " B. O. Coursen,
Wholesale and Retail.
Blank books and stationery below cost
Pratt's Book Store.
RECEPTION AT GREEN RIDGE.
Given by Mrs. J. I. Mason of Sanderson
Avenue for (lor Daughter. '
One of .the prettiest social events of
the early season Un Green Hldge was
the reception kIvoii from 4 to 6 o'clock
yesterday by Mrs. J. '!. Mason, uf 1725
Sanderson avenue, for iter daughter,
Mrs. Clarence K. (May) Foster, whoso
wedding accurred several weeks uro.
All that llurLst. musician, caterer aaid
hospitality coulU do was done, and
liiado the affair an extreme success.
Mrs. iMawn and Mrs. Foster were as
sisted In receiving byiMlss Foster, Mrs.
UeorRe Wllllanm, of lteeoh Creek, und
Sllss HlaiK-he I. Wood, of Honesdale.
Miss KUzubeth Ileal ley, of Hotvesdule,
ns-.-wted In uslierniK and entertaining.
Mrs. Mason wore a black brocaded
aatln skirt ami a turquoise-colored
chiffon wnlst trimmed with Jet. Mrs.
Foster was gowned n a nklrt of while
sutln ami a white brocaded velvet bo
dice, chiffon trimmed. Miss Foster
wore a. white- lieiigullne silk trimmed
with luce u.iui yt-llow velvet. Mrs. Will
lams wore a Muck brocaded skirt and
a yellow ami tdaek silk wal.it with
white chiffon trimming. Miss Wood's
k'own was of white org'andle, and iSliss
Hetitley wore pink tilllt crepe trimmed!
With, violet velvet.
The lower ami upper rooms were ar
tistically arranged by Slorrell with
palms, ferns anil stnllax. The refresh
ments were served by Huntington, and
the music by llauer. Among those
present were: Miss Tenney, Mis. II.
Van Hergen. 'Mrs. C. II. Lindsay, Sirs.
A. Van Cleef, Aim. J. L. Chapman, .Miss
ICmaloue H. K I Ham, Mrs. William Con
nell. l.Mrs. V. U Jones, Mrs. T. It.
Hughes. IMIss Klorence M. Gibls. Sirs.
L. ,H. tlllibs, .Miss .Margaret Glbbs.lSllsa
Llndsuv, 'Mrs. 'K. SI. Lindsay, 'the
Misses Lindsay. Mrs. 1. It. Nleol, Sllss
(race It. Williams, 'Mrs. II. W. Tay
lor, I.Mrs. V. 1. Kennedy. Stlss Will
lams, 'Mis Hall. Sllss Kuthcrlne Ken
nedy, .Miss Phelps. Mrs. James SleAn
ulty, iMrs. W. Fulton. .Sirs. SI. W.
tiuernsev. iMit. It. W. Walker, Jr., Sllss
Hurllngame, 'Sirs. IC. T. ChamberHn.
.Mrs. A. C. Neltleton, Sirs. Thomas
Ftunklin. Sirs. J. L. Sledway. Airs. C.
H. dVnil. iMrs. K. L. Hitchcock, Sirs. F.
F. Arndt. ISlrs. 'A. W. llessler. Sirs. C. A.
WanitH)ld. Mrs. S. F. Slac.hette, 'Sllss Jo
sephine Med way, Mrs. T.. it. Hughes,
Sites Oliarles'WVM th, (Mrs. K. F. Clia,m
berlin, Sirs. V. A. Snyder, Mrs. Ii. H.
Wint, Sllus Nettleton. Sirs. V. K. Slerrl
fleld. Mrs. (ieurge Owens, Sirs. W. I
Carr. I.Mrs. It. b Klllam, Sirs. K. L.
iMerrlman. SUssi Monies, Sirs. il. V,
ItePtley. 'Sirs. C 11. Phryer, Sirs. F. L.
I hilllps, SMss Marvine. Slrs. J. P. SHIM,
Sirs. W. J. Knnn, Sirs. J. K. Hurr. Mrs.
It. J. Ntwnuui, Miss Itayley. '.Miss
Wheeler, Mrs. St. it. Kays. Sirs. SI. K.
Carr. istlsu Newman, '.Mrs. W, SI. IAiter
son. (Sllss Stnhl. Sllss I'aull, Sirs. T.
Paul, Sirs. N. F. Stnhl, Airs. J. H. Fori
ham. Sirs. J. L. Fordham. Sirs. W. H.
Kivkwell. Sirs. N. K. Klce. .Mrs. S. P.
Hull, -Sirs. SI. l. Hrown ISlrs. W. V.
Green. Sirs. H. K. Van Oerveer. Mrs. H.
L. Hall.-'tead. Sirs. T. J. Snowdon, Sirs.
Joseph Anslev. Jr., IMIss Clark Sirs. K.
A. Clark, Miss Jenkins, Sirs. K. It.
Peckens. Miss Sheiinan, Sirs. W. H.
Freeman. Airs. II. A. Dimmllch, Mrs. K.
K. Teal. Sirs. 1. A. Tewksbury, Sirs. H.
K. Hut lev, iSIrs. J. J. Williams, Sirs. K.
H. Khurtleff, Airs. W. B. Hull, Sirs. O.
AN ENTERTAINING COMEDY.
Given nt tho V. M. C, A. for the Hone fit of
the Girls' I rlcndlv Society.
The success of "The District School."
as presented last year by the Girls'
Friendly society of St. Luke's church,
encouraged the society to present the
entertainment again 'this year, and it
was given last night In Young .Men's
Christian Association hall before a
good-sized audience. "The District
School" Is a comedy picture of the old
days In the little country school house,
and the characters were Impersonated
by well-known members of St, Luke's
church and the Olrls' Friendly society.
The first act showed an examination
by a committee of applicants for the
position of teacher. The committee
was composed of Eugene Hamm, chair
man, as Sir. Perkins; Hilly Pierce, as
Sir. Smith, and Richard Osland, as Sir.
Hllliker. The applicants were Miss
Slorrls. Mrs. FM Smith. iMrs. Stephen
Rice and 'Dr. Edward 'Pierce, who Im
personated respectively the characters
of Sliss Tashavay, Belinda Sharp,
Sally Simple and Hezeklah Pendegrass,
the successful comiwltor.
The second act showed ithe school In
session. The scholars were as follows:
Slehitable Jones, a good girl, iMrs. A. K.
Pettlgrew; Clarlnda Geyser, Sirs. Ed
Smith; Dorcas Dollttle, ISlrs. Holwell;
Jerusha Dickson, I.Mrs. Kd 'TMckson;
Faithful Snooks, one of the twins, Mrs.
Stephen Rice; Sally 'Brow n, Sirs. Chas.
Summers; saman'tha Piper, theglggler,
Sirs. Petit; 'Sur.an Crowfoot, Sirs.
Barnes; Ruth 'Ketchum. Sirs. Grant;
Sammy Snooks, the llsper, Hlchard Os
land; Bobby O'lee. Kd Smith; Sam
Dlpsey, the bad loy, ISIr. Holwell;
Luther Brown, the Infant, 'Billy Pierce;
Jeremiah Jenkins, the sleepy boy. Mr.
Price; Billy Crowfoot, George Waldron;
Samuel Stephen Tucker, Thaddeus Sea
man; David Snobbs, Sir. "Wagner. The
visitors to the school were ''Sirs. Dlp
sey." ..Miss Wort hlngton; "'Mrs. Snooks,"
Sllss Orace Pettlgrew.
A violin solo by Walter Klple. a either
solo by 'Sllss Thorne and selections by
the Young Slen's Christian Association
orchestra contributed to the pleasure ol
SANDY TURNHULL DEAD.
For Thirty-Nino Years Wns the Engineer
at tho Iileksim Works.
"Sandy" TurnlAill Is dead. He was
one of the most conspicuous Scotsmtti
In this region, and was found dead in
his chair in the engine room of the
(Bickson Manufacturing company, on
Penn avenue, a-t 8.55 yesterday morn
ing. lilsK'Iven name was Alexander, but for
many ytirs .he 'has been hcMer known
by the application of "Handy," not only
at th-e THokson works, where .he has
been engineer for thirty-nine years, but
to everyone who knew him personally
or had henrd of him.
After stutrtlnar the big engines at 7
o'clock he returned to his home at 539
Penn avenue, near the works, for break
fast at 7.30, but before returning to
work complained of not feeling well.
At 8.45 o'clock he ceased from a few
moments' digging among some shrub
bery and seated himself tn a chair In
the engine room. Ten minutes later n
lalKrer found 'him silting there a corpse.
"Sandy" Turnbull was 7i years old
nnd whs horn al Sanquhar, Dumfrle
shlre, Kootlnnd. He came to America
In 1852 and 'to iCarbondiile a year later,
and was employed by Benjamin A Co.,
In whl'ch firm Thomas Dickson was In
terested. In 18fi5 he superintended In
Scranton the foundations for the first
plant of the Dickson A Co.'s shops, and
In IXfifl took charge of the engine room;
this position he never abandoned.
'He was prominently Identified with
the Scranton Caledonian dub, of which
he 'hnd been chief, and belonged to the
Union lodge of Kree and Accepted .Ma
sons. He Is survived by a w,lfe and
four children. Archibald, of this city;
Alexander, of Itlark Diamond, Wash
ington: David, of San Francisco, and
'Mrs. W. J. Watts, of this city,
Announcement of the funeral will be
KILLED IN THE MINES.
Thomas Mcllalo, of Olvphant, Crushed
Voder I'nll of Roof.
In the Kddy Creek mines of the Dela
ware and Hudson Canal company at
Olyphant, Thomas MoHale, of that bor
ough, ' was Instantly killed yesterday
under a fall of roof. The accident hap
pened at 2.30 In the afternoon, and the
young man was almost through with
his day's labor.
He was 24 years of age, and unmar
ried, die -was a well-known young
Holiday books In seta avnl single vol
umes at half prlc. Pratt's book Store. '
CA1 TO AH ABRUPT END
. J. Uurke Withdrew Yesterday
Morning from the Herring Hearing.
PROTEST AGAINST 'COLQUITT
Mr. Burke Ohjeots to tines on Which He
Is Conducting Examination Tho
. Kevenue Special Agent Says the
vld$eo Offered Is Hearsay.
Aluch surprise nnd conjecture was oc
casioned about the city yesterday when
It became noised abroad that the Her
ring hearing had came to an abrupt
termination. At it o'clock In the morn
ing, us per agreement, the court of in
quiry, consisting of Colonel Colquitt,
opened for business, with Steiiogruph
Taylor, Collector Herring and W. J.
Burke ill attendance. Twenty mlnuti-s
later Sir. Burke left the Federal build
ing and hied himself to a telegrupll
olllee. The 'hearing broke up on 'Mr.
Burke's wlthdrawul and Stenographer
Taylor was given u leave of absence
until sent for.
So much Is known. What was and Is
being surmised would llll a large book.
One story gws that Mr. Burke was rav
ing and tearing his hair around the
Federal building because Colonel Col
quitt was tlugruntly partial to the de
fendant. Another yarn was to the ef
fect that Colonel Colquitt -had quashed
the proceedings because of Insulllclen
ey of evidence. A no! her explanation
of the hitch was. that witnesses had
been spirited-away and adjournment
was had until they could le found.
Still amvlhir had It that Sir. Burke
withdrew the charges.
These may all be true, but from what
little could be gleaned from an ardu
ous inquiry there need be no hesitancy
in making the statement that they are
not altogether true; in fact, vary by
several degrees from the truth.
Investigation Is Not Kndcd.
One thing for certain, the Herring In
vestigation is not ended. Colonel Col
quitt refuses to say whether or not yes
terday's sudden cessation was equiva
lent 'to n tinul termination. Mr. Burke
says emphatically that It Is not. He
had no authority, he stated, to say what
view Colonel Colquitt would take of
the matter, but as far as he was con
cerned the ehnrgt a stand and they will
be pushed to 'the bitter end. He char
acterized the abrupt stoppage of the
proceedings as a delay occusloned by
matters in dispute which were referred
to Washington nnd which It Is expected
will be passed upon In a day or so.
The truth of the matter obtained from
a reliable source Is that the stoppage
can not be rightly characterized as a
delay, an adjournment, a recess, tem
porary cessat'on or anything of that
na.ture. It was a disruption. Sir.
Burke objected to Colonel Colquett's
method of proceedure. Words of more
than usual warmth were exchanged.
Sir. Burko told the Colonel that he was
not showing a tendency to act fair and
Impartial, and forthwith quit the room.
He then sent a formal complaint
against Colonel Colquitt's methods to
Commissioner Sillier. In Washington,
and everything now hinges on the ac
tion of the commissioner.
They All Kcfnse to Talk.
All of the principals In this Internal
revenue drama are playing heavy
thinking -parts at present. Their Hps
are sealed when approached by the In
terviewer. It has been learned, however, that
Colonel Colquitt deems the greater part
of the evidence 'Sir. iBurke has produced
purely hearsay, and Informed him yes
terday the Investigation might as well
stop right at that point If he had not
something more tangible to offer In
the way of evidence.
That angered Mr. Burke and he there
Daniel I.. Hart's Latest Play as Prod u of d
by Stunrt Rotison.
The second production of Daniel L.
Hart's new !!ay, first called "O'Neill,
Washington, D. C.," and now rechrlst
ened "Government Acceptance," was
last night witnessed by a distinguished
audience which filled the Academy of
Music. Since its initial presentation,
the play has been reconstructed. An
entire act has been prefixed; there Is
a new eccentric character In the person
of Paul ltalnard, a retired sea captain,
who pairs with the redoubtable N.
Tecumseh Sheridan In the furnishing
of comedy; and the central figure, that
of the Inventor, originally depicted as a
warm-heai'ted, quick-witted young
Irishman, Is transformed Into a per
sonage reflecting the personal peculiar
ities and familiar mannerisms of Sir.
It would give The Tribune great
pleasure to be able to say that the alter
ation has been for the better; yet It
must be frankly confessed, despite the
superior manner In which Mr. Itobson
has clothed and cast the play, that the
present effect Is somewha't disappoint
ing. The dialogue retains much of Its
sclntillant brightness; there are ex
quisite flashes of wit and repartee, and
effective touches of sentiment; but
somehow the new Robert Gordon sits
strange on the shoulders of Bertie Van
Alstyne; and Sir. Rolison's audience
finds It difficult to take 'his pathos
with that seriousness which Is its due.
It would be unfair to attach any blame
for this condition to either dramatist
or 'player. Knch has done excellent
work; but until ench Is more familiar
with t'he other's capabilities and limita
tions, there will be an inevitable dis
At the dramatic conclusion of the
third act there were repeated calls for
Mr. Hart, who hnd come from Wash
ington to witness the performance.
After a neat Introduction by Sir. Itob
son he spoke a few happy words In
acknowledgment of the greeting and
also In mmi'illmer't lo Scranton. one
of the things he said was that he
thought well of Hcrntilnn because, less
lenient thnn Wllkcp-Barre, It always
told him of 'his faults. It Is In remem
brance of this allusion that we nre
frank to say for .piny nnd playwright
the exni't truth ns it appears to us,
without bias or coloring. "Government
Acceptance" Is prophetic of a success of
which Its author Is capable, but which
he has not yet achieved.
Witnesses Taken to That City to Identify
Three witnesses -were taken to Boston
yestertlay by Daniel MoSw.'cnpy, of the
'Barring & MrNwreney detective Agen
cy, for tho purpose of Identifying Cres
cjnso 'Mereio, who murdered Kmanuel
Loroa.t Old Foi'e on June 17, 1S0I. The
w!tnr..ses are D. J. Fallon, hotel-keeper
of Oil Forge; John Oakley, who em
ployed ;Mem'o as a ha borer In the mines
and Ermldes Pllos, also of Old Forge,
who Is well ncqu'iiintcd Wll'll Mereio.
County Commissioner Giles Roberts
accompanied the party and If he thinks
It edvis'3'ble, will employ an attorney.
The man 'In ctlsto-dy at Boston denies
that he Is Slereto. but the detectives are
c:nfUlent they 'have the right man and
will be able to show 'this -when the Old
Forge witnesses arrive In Boston
The (hearing is to be held In that city
today and will be attended by the party
'Hhat left Heranton yesterday. The re
quisition papers for Mereio were for
warded from Harrtsburg Wednesday,
first-Class Fares Comedy on tha Boards
. at Davis' Theater.
''MoTJoodle and Poodle," . flrst-class
farce-comedy, opened at the Davis yes
terday, with George W. Rice and Chas.
Barton tn tna title roies. The bur
lesque regiment of four comical lookina-
oliHers boys la very funny. iMIsi Ookv
rla firlfflths In a Spanish dance, pre
sented a picture ot gracefulness. Whit
ney brothers. In musical specialties, in
troduced Eeveral novel methods.
Jtlce and Barton are clever comedians
and the several ludicrous make-ups of
Jay Qulzley created much fun. It was
comedian J. K.. 'Mullen who made the
show really funny. The songs are good,
tlie specialties up-to-date and in all re
spects "MeDoodle and Poodle" Is well
worth a glimpse. It will be repeated
tonight and tomorrow evenings, with
INSANE WIICN UK MGEI.
That Is tho Allegation I rank Sniffer's
. Attorney Now Slakes.
Mayor Connell, CHy Solicitor Torrey
and City Controller Wldmayer, to whom
councils referred the disputed claim of
Frank Shlffer, gave the claimant a
hearing yitciday afterno,)ii In the
Shiffer was awarded the contract for
coiiMlriictlng 'tin- approach) s to the
Hwotlund street bridge for the sum of
SKl.ooii. While the work was In pro'tress
4. A. Finch threatened suit against the
city and It was decided to cease opera
tions In order to avoid ciwtly litigation,
which 'would have doubtlessly gone
ugalnxt the city. A consultation was
held and the contractor agreed to ac
cept a sum amounting to about 40 per
cent, of the contract price In considera
tion of the work which he had il me up
to the time of the en forced cessation.
Now, In view of tho fact that the work
Is about to be done by King A Cleary,
Shlffer bobs tip with a claim for the re
maining iii) per cent, of his contract
'His attorney, J. SI. Rhodes, nt the
hearing yesUrday alleged that Shlffer
wus not r sponsible for the city's fail
ure to proceed with the work when it
was lirst under way, and further that
Ills client was not of sound mind when
he signed the paper releasing the city
from Us contract, and accepting 40 per
cent, of the contract price.
After the hearing Slayor Connell
staled, that he thouglit the mutter
would be amicably adjusted.
STARK'S l'ATCII TOUGHS.
l our of Them Hold u Drunken Orgle In a
Soon after midnight Wednesday four
drunken toughs drove a watchman
from a street cur In SIoohIc, and after
demolishing the windows, splitting the
woodwork and bespattering the interior
with blond caused by a light among
themselves, left the oar In a bad state
The car runs between 'SIooslc and
Avoca on a continuation of the South
Side line. The crew at 11.30 o'clock
left the car in charge of Watchman
John Burke. At midnight AVIIllam Mc
Cormack, Jhn 'WeM Patrick LMc-'
Andrew and Arthur SlitXally drove the
watchman out of the car. They were
drunk and for sevetal hours made the
night hideous with their lighting and
At 3 o'clock Superintendent Fox was
notified by telephone of the trouble, and
during yesterday morning visited
'SIooslc and obtained 'the names and de
scription of the four rowdies. Inspec
tor Gallagher was Instructed to have
them arrested and to see that they re
ceive the fullest punishment allowed
The iSIooslo region, nnd especially
"Stark's 'Patch." where the four toughs
live, is a nightmare to motormen and
conductors. iMen and boys use all man
ner of means to annoy the railroaders
nnd make their occupation anything
but pleasant. The street car company
has ceased to consider patience a vir
tue, nnd will make an example of the
quartette concerned In this recent out
rage. HE WAS X0TA DIRECTOR.
1)1. I. 11. Hand Denies Having Anything to
Do with .Managing l.oma Vista.
Dr. D. B. Hand, who has been con
fined to his bed for the past two weeks
with malarial fever, was greatly sur
prised yesterday when he learned from
The Tribune that he was reputed to be
one of the directors of the Loma Vista.
Aid association. To a Tribune reporter
who called on him last night, the doc
"The mention of my name as a direc
tor of the Ivouia Vista comiwny I can
not understand, for 'I was never a di
rector or other form of officer of that
association. Sly ngefit rented olllces to
Its manager, and at the urgent solici
tation of those at the head of It, I pur
chased a few shares. Further than
that I had no connection with the as
sociation one way or the other."
THE CHILDREN'S CHORUS.
New Branches to lie Formed Tomorrow
in the Outlying Districts.
The greatest Interest Is being taken
In tho children's chorus class, which
are being formed In different sections
of the city by T.illle Slorgnn. The class
formed In the Young Men's Christian
association building last Saturday af
ternoon was attended by nearly one
hundred. Tomorrow morning at 9.20
a class will be organized In the Net
tli'ion building, on (Ireen Ridge street,
nnd 'at 11 o'chiek a new class will meet
In FennerA Chappel's hall, Providence.
The Scranton cViss will meet ns usual
at 2 o'clock, and at 4 a new class will
be foraif'J In the Washburn Street Pres
byterian church, Hyde Park. It Is
expected that the entire chorus will
number not less thnn three hundred
Photo albums. Bibles nnd Testaments
below cost. Pratt's Book Hlore.
Gnl.t nnd fnnnt.'ilti nclm ftO.. tn 13 Pratt's
ANnKHSO.1n Scranton, Oct, 17. 1S!T.,
May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W.
Anderson, of HM North Htomley ave
nue, age 17 months. Funeral private.
SI.OAT. In flcriinlim, Oct. 17, Sirs.
Annie Sloat, age 73 years, at the home
of her daughter, Sirs. A. T. Hosdle, 4i
Taylor avenue. Funeral Saturday nt 2
p. m. from the Ttosidle residence. Inter
ment In Forest Hill cemetery.
WHKI.AN.-ln Bcranton, Oct. 17, PWi. Ju
lius Whelan. sged 23 years. Funeral will
take place from his late resilience, 214
Stone uvenue, Saturday morning nt 9
o'clock. Interment In Hyde Park Cath
WHITMAN 411 1.T.1TT. By Rev. b. C.
Floyd, Oct. 17. lit the bride's home, IMS
Soulh Hyde Park avenue, William M.
Whitman, nnd Mrs. It. Glllltt, both of
HAVE HOPES FOR BEZEK
His Attorneys Thinh Board of Par
dons' Aetioa a Good Sign.
KILL MEET AGAIX NOV. 20
It Is lixpscted That tbs Itosrd Will Then
Mako Known Its Decision with
Regard to the Condemned
A ttorneys George Horn, A. J. Colborn,
Jr., and John P. Kelly and Civil Kngl
neer Kdmund A. Bartl returned from
Harrlsburg. yesterday, where, on
Wednesday, the lawyers were before
the board of pardons in the Uezek case.
'Messrs. Oilborn and Horn appeared In
behalf of lllezek. They are much en
couraged over the fact that the board
at once rccom mended' u respite of not
Ices than thirty day..
They take this action as an evidence
that the board proposes to give the case
careful consideration throughout, which,
llezi k's attorneys believe will result fa
vor.i'ble to him.
old Thomas Slarshall, one of the best
known lawyers In the state, made a
powerful argument before the board
In favor of Murderer Wooley, of Pitts
burg, but the board promptly decided
they would not Interfere. Their action
In the liexek case afterward, therefore,
seemed to the attorneys to be ail the
morewlgnllicsnt. They had1 three weeks
to consider the case without granting
The next mettlng of the board will be
held in .Harrlsburg Nov. 20, when It is
expected that the decision of the board
relative to m.-zek's case will be made
Kdmund A. Rurtl, who has from the
flnst t,'hown i great interest In Bezek's
case, wus present at the argument.
FOUR IIIRDS EACH.
Crack New York Trap shooters and Three
Scrantonians (jo A-gunnlng.
Fred Hoey and Edgar G. Murphy, the
two world-famed gentlemen pigeon
shuts; Patrolman Tom iewis. Hurry IJ.
Swurtz and Clem Slart'h, Jr., returned
at 8 o'clock last night from their lirst
day's hunt for partridges.
Fourteen birds were killed. Of these
Sir. -Slurphy and Sir. Hoey killed four
apiece. The New Yorkers were given
the preference at oil 'the birds and
didn't make a miss. Although Sir.
Hoey has a world-wIJe reputation as a
trap shot, yesterday was his first ex
perience In the field.
Sirs. Elizabeth Lewis, of Pittsburg, will
open dancing clashes In Kxcelslor hall,
225 and 227 Wyoming avenue, as follows:
Adult class, Tuesday evening Oct. 22. at
8 o'clock. Tuition for ladies. $."; gentle
men, $7, for 13 lessons. Children's class
Sntunluy ufternoon, Oct. 1H. at 3 o'clock:
tuition 17 for 13 lessons. Tuition In both
classes payable one-half in advance.
and Holiday Goods are
coming every day.
CHINA CLOCKS as low
W. W. Berry,
417 Lackawanna Avenue.
ClongQ & Warren,
And Lower Grades at
Very Low Prices.
J. LAWRENCE STELLE.
303 SPRUCE STREET.
We are showing in onr Trimmed Millinery
Department an exiiuisite collection of Imported
tn the latest autumn color and trimmings.
Also many choice designs by our own artist,
at Hoderati prices.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
A Choice variety ot tbapee and colon at at
H. UHGFELD, SUCCESSOR. .
And to bo prepared to meet the cold
weather you want a seasonable. Suit or
nn Overcoat or both
AND THE BEST PLICE
TO VISIT FOR SOMETHING GOOD
1,1 MERCHANT TAILORING
406 Lackawanna Ave.
THERE YOU WILL FIND
The largest stock to select from. Trim
ming. Always of the Beat, Latest Styles
In Cutting, and made op on tb premlawa
Ijr Gxpert Workmen.
tVNothing allowed to leave tha estab
lishment unless sat la factory to the ens
toraer. and the lowest prices conilatent
with Good Merchant Tailoring.
BEST SETS OF TEETB. $8.03
Iftclndlnff th wriubw tTtnurMaf f
OTVte VJ Ml ODtUVIf DfJW
S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
Offer for the
All the Newest
Styles, for -
Baby Caps, ill
133 Wyoming Avenue.
NEXT TO THE DIME BANK.
Just arrived and now on ex
hibition the most handsome
line of the latest decorated
and newest shaped
DINNER AND TEA SETS.
NEARLY ALL STOCK PATTERNS.
INSPECTION WILL CONVINCE.
Successor to Engene Kleb;rg.
231 PENN AVE, OPP. BAPTIST CHURCH,
?tu4& SPRUCE jf
iftl I M PilOS
Have been purchased by and used
IN THE NEW ENGLAND
CONSERVATORY OF Ml SIC
Durln the past twelve yeara.
500 SOLD IN SCRANTON
An.l vicinity during the put few years,
show their Immense popularity. There.
la no doubt about their Ming The Beat
Piano for tha Money In the Mar
We Will Be Pleased
To show you our large stock of th.ao and
other first-class instruments and giro
prices and terms to all Intending purchasers.
226-228230 Wyoming Ave
II at Pnteat tliaJIIajMBte as4 Pasftnel aa?
Wareraemtt CpoaltaCehisnbat alMuineat,
rtns) wMn?ton Av. Snranton.Paj