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THE SCBANTON TRIBUNJB TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26,
" Pure and
Biscuit, cake, pot pies and buns,
Dumplings, puddings, Sally Luns,
Muffins, waffles, griddle cakes,
The very best it always makes.
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES AT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
Sboald See You House
Properly Draped, but
And at the Lowest Possi
ble Prices You Hast Go tt
127 WYOMING AVENUE.
THIRD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
To John MeCrtnrtle, chairman Third Legis
lative District committee, and J. W.
Vim bkh hmuhv Miniaaliiii nml nntlllnn In
call the Third Legislative District commit
tee together on Thursday, Nov. 21, 1895,
for the purpose of organizing said com
mittee and for the transaction of such
business as may come before it.
K. H. Holgate,
, , . . L.u huume.
. , -'C. W. Green,
J. N. .McGlaughlln.
J. O. Hopkins,
B. F. Tlnkham.
Nov. 10. IMS.
in iTuiiipimiii'B wiin mw uuuve rtiiut-si.
and In accordance with the rules govern
ing 'the Republican party In the Third
Legislative district, the committee Is re
quested to meet at the arbitration room In
the court house on Wednesday, Nov. 27,
at 8 p. m. John McCrlndle,
J. w. Houser, Sec'y. Chairman.
The St. Aloyslus society will meet In Col
lege hall at g o'clock tonight.
Thursday and Friday will be donation
days at the House of the Uood Shepherd.
'' Philip Rosar, of the South Side, was held
In S500 bail by Alderman Millar yesterday
for threatening to kill his wife.
The second anniversary of Brother Hir
am Marsh will be held at the Rescue mis
sion on Tuesday, Nov; 26, at 8 p. m.
The auditing committee of councils had
a meeting last night at which a large num
ber of bills were approved and ordered
Patrick McDonald, Patrick Walsh and
August Halfman were yesterday ills,
charged from the county Jail under the
The sale of seats for the Germans, In
"Qllhoolys Abroad," who come to the
academy Thanksgiving matinee and night,
pens at the box office at 9 o'clock.
The Scranton Traction company had a
force of men at work yesterday relaying
the Franklin avenue car trark . between
Lackawanna avenue and Spruce street.
Michael McMahon, of Olyphant, was
committed to the county jail in default of
ball for threatening to kill his wife. Jus
tice of the Peace- McCormlck committed
George W. Potter, of Dunmore, by At
torneys Watson & Zimmerman, yesterday
brought suit In replevin against Levi
Swarti for four sheep and fourteen lambs,
valued at 172.
a ..- I . to -r
Dolph, of Forest City, and C. K. Dolph,
Charles Whltmore and J. D. Caryl, of
Scranton, start today for West Virginia
on a hunting trip.
The Oreen Ridge Women's Christian
Temperance union will meet in the Evan
gelical church Tuesday at 3 p. m. Reports
of the convention at Harrlsburg will be
read. - A large attendance Is desired.
Michael Stafford, of Mlnooka. explains
that he- went into Coursen, Ferber &
O'MollesCs store to buy a lump and was
iot suffering from the delusion that it
was a liquor store. He smashed the
crockery, he says, by accident, allowing a
pitcher to drop,
. Street Improvement bonds to the value
Of 1,280, bearing 6 per cent. Interest, will
be Issued' to John J. Fahey today by the
city clerk. That Is the last payment to
Mr. Fahey for the work of laying a stone
block pavement on West Lackawanna
avenue between the Delaware, Lackawan
na and-Western railroad and Ninth street,
Lewis Cohen, Harry Sugel, Lew Epp
stein and William Soloman, the boys ar
rested for tampering with Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western switches and
cars, were discharged yesterday by Alder
man Millar on account of their extreme
ke; but tie warned them that a repetition
of tho offense would mean a term In the
bouse of correction.
Tailor Michael Battle, of Lavelle court
and Birch street. South Side, was yester
day given a hearing In police court and
committed to the county jail In default of
GOO ball. The prisoner desecrated the
Sabbath by chasing his wife with an axe,
threatening to have her life. This was
iter he broke all the windows, doors and
furniture In the bouse.
The managers of the Florence Critten
den mission announce Wednesday, Nov.
XI, as donation day. This mission depends
entirely upon the public for Its financial
support, and the ladles hope that the
publlo generally will show Its Interest In
the good work by a Thanksgiving offer
ing. 'Money, as well as clothing and gro
ceries, will be very acceptable. The ladies
will be present to receive their friends all
day Wednesday at the mission, 107 Spruce
Through some Inadvertence probably,
the pastor and members of Grace church
bar not been Invited to unite In the union
Thanksgiving services In the Elm Park
church. The members of Grace church
will therefore assemble In their awn meet
Id house on Thanksgiving morning at
o'clock. The pastor, Rev. George L.
m will nreach.
Marriage licenses we're yesterday grant
ed by the clerk of the courts to Griffith
T" Lniraes and Margaret A. Llnney, Tay
(r bdward L. Paoey. Dunmore, Bsrah
ftcraates Harry Felh and Mar
garet Kerins, Carbondale; Thomas Lang
an and Margaret Dougherty, Scranton;
Anthony Kngel and Katie Duffey, Scran
ton; Michael J. Rooney and Sarah J. Qib
An Interesting entertainment was given
at the Railroad Young Men's Christian
Association hall last evening, the attrac
tion' being C. 10. ltoUKlasa, the magician
of New York city, with his wonderful
sleight of hand triiks. G. Osborn, of New
York city, recited numerous selection and
the Imperial quartette of this city ren
dered several musical numbers. The quar
tette is composed of young men under the
able direction of William II. Stanton, Jr.
Refreshments were served at the conclu
sion of the programme.
An attractive prosramme Is promised
this ovenig at the Young Women's Chris
tian association In the reports to be given
by the twenty-two delegates who attended
the reeent state convention at Dlooms
burg. The reports will be given undei
the following heads: "our Entertainers,"
"The Personnel of the Convention,"
"rractlcal Methods of Work," "Our As
sociation Friend," "Distributions and Col
lections," "Extension Work In Pennsylva
nia," etc. These reports will be brief, and
of Interest to not only association mem
bers, but all who know anything of the
work. , , .. , .
The statement made In the city papers
to the e fleet that the new furniture factory
which Is to start here would In the near
future open a retail salesroom over the
Economy Furniture company's store Is in
correct. The new company will devote Its
entire energy to supplying the wants of
the furniture dealers. The retail trade ot
the city of Scranton will be carefully
looked after by tho Economy Furniture
company, who are the only furniture
dealers In the city that ore ntockholders,
or In any other way, interested in the
new company. They will devote a floor
space of 4,000 square feet to properly ex
hibit the product of the factory.
A galaxy of leading local lights from
neighboring cities will be In Scranton Sat
urday nl;,-ht to address or participate in a
rally to be conducted by the Seranton
branch of the Commercial Travelers'
Home association In Yonng Men's Chris
tian Association hull. This rally was. dan
elded upon ut a meeting of the Seranton
blanch Saturday night. The notables who
will be present will be Mayor George K
Green, of Hinuhamtop; ex-President J. D.
Aldrlch, of Detroit: ex-Becretary W. H.
Booth, of Binghumton: Mayor Nichols.
George P. Stroma anil other speakers and
n large delegation from Vllkes-13arre.
The Seranton branch has extended a cor
dlul Invitation to tho business men of the
city to be present and show a cordiality
anil hospitality to those from other cities.
Mayor Connell yesterday, by his signa
ture, made operative the following ordin
ances: Providing for the construction of
a lateral sewer to drain both sides of Cu
nuse avenue from the main sewer to
Lurch street, both sides of , Larch street
from Cnpduse avenue to Monsey avenue,
southerly side of Larch street from Cu
pouse avenue east about 157 feet to a pri
vate alley; providing for an electric light
on Wales street; providing for llagstone
sidewalks on both sides of Lafayette
street from Main to Filmore avenue; ap
propriating $1,5U0 to pay for the land taken
for the widening of Koblnson and Ninth
street; providing for the construction of a
lateral sewer on Hyde Parke avenue, be
tween Lafayette und S wetland street;
resolutions directing the city treasurer to
extend the time for the collection of city
und school taxes until Jan. 1, 1SDH; direct
ing the city engineer to make plans for
opening and grading Palm street from
Cedar to Stone avenue; permitting W. H.
Haslett to connect his property with the
Robinson street sewer; directing tho city
controller not to countersign any warrants
drawn for Bolton G. Koons, contractor
for lateral sewers In the Thirteenth Sewer
district until such time as all claims for
labor upon snld work are satisfied; direct
ing' the chief engineer of the fire depart
ment to erect a lire hydrant at the corner
of Birch street und the river bank; direct
ing the city engineer to make plans for
grading Blrney avenue from Gibbons
street to the city line.
We have never sold Kid Gloves at
the popular price of $1 that Rave such
universal satisfaction as our M. & H.
Gloves. We (rive a reasonable guar
antee with each pair.
.. i ' Mears & Hagen.
. V m
High Class Paintings in Our City.
Mr. S. Johnson, of 255 Fifth avenue,
New York, has brought from his gallery
to our city one of the finest collections
of paintings from the easels of the
most celebrated masters that the world
has produced and places them on exhi
bition at 518 Spruce street, until Thurs
day afternoon, Nov. 28, when the col
lection will be taken irom tne wans
and placed In order to be sold by auc
tion on the three evenings, roiiowing.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov.
28, 29 and 30. We take great pleasure
In statins to our readers that a collec
tion of real gems like' these- has never
been seen in our city or any other In
this country before. We don't wish to
say that there are not so good pictures;
there are many paintings In our midst
as good-as these now on view, but we do
wish to gay that, as a collection, there
has never been shown so maiy pictures
by so many very celebrated masters,
and these seem to be tho very best ex
amples by these great artists.
There are not any works In this
collection that have not received the
greatest recognition through the art
world. In looking over the gallery we
And works by such men as Victor GIs
bert, Adolph Schreyer, Beme-Bellcom
George Haquette, Kotchonrelter, Plota
Kizo, Weber, Barrias, Stevens, Cain,
Michel, and many other noted masters,
which can only be admired by viewing
them. The gallery was advertised to be
open this morning, but through misun
derstandings It was not read" and the
weather being very bad, still the gal
lory was bethronged by some of our
art-lovers, lie sure and bring your In
vitations with you, as we have seen
many people refused admittance.
The ga'lery Is open from 10 In the
morning until 9 at night. ,
The World's Bast. .
Quality Is what we claim for the Gar
land heating stoves. They are made
from iron mixed with aluminum, and
will not crack. They are nickel-plated
on Copper and have tho revolving fire
pot. Call and see them at
Thos, F. Leonard's,
606 Lacka. ave.
Ladles and Gentlemen.
For the latest styles and lowest
prices in fine shoes try the Common
iwealth shoe store, Washington avenue.
' Pigeon Shoot.
All day. shoot at Scranton Driving
park, Thursday, Nov. 28. Commence at
10 a. m. First event will bo for a fine
The finest line of wines, cigars, malt
and .other liquors In the city at Loh
mann's. Spruce street E. Robinson's,
Milwaukee and Felgenspan'a beers on.
Mrs. C. W. Hopping, fashionable dress
making, 31S Adams avenue.
HKflS In Dunmore, Pa .Nov. 25, 1896, at
tho residence of his, mother, Qulncy
avenue and Walnut street, Henry A.
Hess, foreman of the Pine Brook col
liery. Funeral notice later.
GORDON In Bcranton, Pa., Nov. 24, 1893,
, John J. Gordon, at his residence, 11 Car
bon street, at 7.80 p. m. He la survived
by a wife and three children: Katie E.,
Thomas P. and M. J.. Mr. Gordon was
; engaged In the grocery trade, was a dl
' reotor of the West Side bank, and a
member of the contracting firm of Gor
' don Co. Funeral at 9 o'clock Wednes
1 day .morning. High mass of requiem at
t St. Peter's cathedral Wednesday morn-
Ing. Interment in Hyde Park Cataollo
cemetery, : . . ,
BLOODSHED IN THROOP
A Jealous Husband Shoots His Wife
and Then Suicides.
SOME MOST UNUSUAL SCENES
Us Mepeatedly Kisses and Curcises Ills
Wounded Wifo Before Taking Ills
Own Life Inbaman Action of the
Wretch Who Caused the Trouble.
Throop was yesterday the scene of
the most sensational shooting affray
that has probably ever occurred in
Lackawanna county. Zera Robbtns,
frensied by jealousy) put a bullet In his
wife's head and after some time had
elapsed deliberately committed suicide
In plain view of a throng of neighbors,
who were attracted to the scene by the
report of the first shot. Robbins died
two hours after he fired the bullet into
his brain; his wife is at the Lackawan
na hospital, hovering between life and
Robbins and his wife were both origi
nally from Cherry Ridge, Wayne coun
ty, where they were married twenty
two years ago. He was a carpenter by
trade, and 45 years of age. She was
five years his senior. They came to
Throop about twelve years ago and
lived happily and quite peaceably until
about two months ago, when a dis
turber in the person of Robert Brown
Zerling, commonly known as Robert
Brown, come between them. He ia a
miner, employed in the " Rough ' and
Ready" colliery and from the speech of
the people is none too well thought of
by the residents of the quiet little
KobMns Went to Wavno County.
Robbins was a hard drinker, but while
he neglected his wife and children, he
was never known to have abused them.
His neglect finally culminated in a dis
ruption. He went off on a drunk and
drifted over to Wayne county about
five weeks ago, where he stayed until
yesterday. Before going he had sus
picions of Crown's intimacy with his
wife, and It is said this was the cause
of all the trouble.
Robbins owned two small adjoining
properties on Sanderson street, both of
which were In tho wife's name. Just
before he went away she sold to Brown
the smaller property, which Is located
between the Robbins and Brown resi
dences. On this lot was a 12x15 one
story building used as a butcher shop.
Brown caused this to be moved onto his
original property and set up In front
of his own house, not twenty feet from
his door. After Robbins went away,
Brown Induced Mrs. Robbins to rent
her own house and take her abode In tho
butcher shop structure, which was par
titioned into three rooms and would
serve very well for her and the young
est daughter, the only one'of the three
children left her the eldest daughter
being wayward and the little boy being
In Cherry Ridge, where heVns taken by
his father when he went away.
Robbins' Goods Thrown Out.
Mrs. Robbins secured a tenant for her
house, threw her husband's belongings
into the yard and went to live in
Brown's house. A week later she took
legal steps to secure a divorce. The
case is now pending.
All these things came to the ears of
the Jealous husband, who, as after
events proved, loved his wife fondly.
Although not wishing to confess to her
that be was not able to banish her
from his mind he could not brook the
thought of bis detested neighbor.
Brown, paying attention to his wife
without molestation, so he brought
himself to write a letter begging her
to make up and take him back again.
She paid no heed to his Importunities,
whereupon he sent her another letter
warning her that unless she consented
to live with him, he would kill her.
This letter she received on Saturday
last, and knowing her husband's temp
erament, was much worried for fear he
would put his threat Into execution.
She told some of the neighbors of the
receipt of the letter, and yesterday
morning stated that she had dreamt
for two successive nights that her hus
band had shot her.
Robbins Put in an Appearance.
Yesterday morning about !0 o'clock
Robbins appeared at the house of his
uncle, Alvln Shaffer, at Dutch Gap,
a little this side of Throop, where he
spent a sort of the day, leaving about
2 o'clock In the afternoon, of tei". avow
ing his intention of seeking out his
wife and makln.T an effort to effect a
reconciliation. He wns sober when he
left his uncle's house, but drank more
or less after reaching Throon. At . 4
o'clock he reached the little house In
which his wife was living. He paused
for awhile at the gate and was about
to enter when he saw Brown come out
of his house, which is about twenty
feet In the rear of the little building
occupied by his wife. Brown saw him
at the same time, and beat a hasty
retreat Into the house.
This guilty action on Brown's part
seems to have aroused all the Insane
Jealousy within the furious himhanH
for he Immediately drew his revolver
ana louowea urown Into the house. He
chased Brown up and down atnir.
and from room to room for about five
minutes, when evidently reflecting
mat nis wire wouia take the alarm and
flee, he gave up the chase and rushed
over to nis wile's place.
Tried to Bolt the floor.
She was In the little sitting room at
the rear of the house when she saw her
husband, revolver In hand, pass by the
siae winaow. nememnering the threat,
she was paralysed with fear and could
do nothing but scream to a little girl
Nellie Wallace, who was visiting her, to
bolt the door. The girl attempted to
do this, but before she could slide the
bolt, Robbins burst In, brushed past the
Wallace girl and walked Into the room
where his wife was.
i The Wallace girl was so terrorized at
sight of the revolver that she fled from
the house across the street Before she
could give an alarm, the report of a pis
tol was heard, and when the neighbors
rushed to the scene, Robbins was at the
door with the smoking pistol raised in
a threatening manner. He told the
crowd that he would shoot the first one
Who attempted to enter. He then went
back to where his wife was lying and
those outside could hear him crying
and saw him, through the window,
kissing her passionately.
"I had to, Josle," they could hear
him say. I left you to 'choose be'
tween me and Brown and I told you
I'd do this. Don't blame me, Josle. I'll
be with you as soon as you go."
Two or three times the wounded
wom&n was heard speaking to htm, and
once she was overheard to remark:
didn't think you would do It. Zera?"
From their actions and the scraps of
conversation overheard those outside
were led to believe that both husband
and wife were not harshly disposed to
ward one another. He seemed to de
plore that circumstances compelled
him to do nis rasn aeea ana she accused
herself for not becoming reconciled.
Brown and Ills Revolver on the Seene,
While thin most unusual scene was
being enacted, Brown, the cause of all
the trouble, came out of his house with
a revolver and started to enter the
Robbins house, exclaiming that he
would nut Robbins out of the way,
The crowd prevented him' from enter
ing and the remarks which came to his
ears caused him to realise that he was
In danger of rough treatment from the
thoroughly incensed cltlsens, so he
pocketed his gun ana walked up town.
Five or sis minutes after Robbins
shot his wife he was heard approaching
the door. The next instant he stood on
the threshold" and addressing himself
to the crowd saia: i. ;
"I killed my wife; I don't deny It,
and here goes me, too." With that
he placed the pistol to the aide Of his
head and puuea in trigger. The
cartridge failed to explode. He took
a hasty glance at the chamber, raised
the revolver to nis neaa ana again
pulled tho trigger. This time the gun
worked, and he dropped across the
threshold with his blood and brains
ooslng out of both sides of his head,
the bullet having gone clear through
just above the ears.
Acaln Brown appearea upon xne
scene. Breaking through the crowd he
grasped the dying man by the arm,
and, draging him through the pool of
blood, which had formed on the door
step, dropped him into a mud puddle
In the yard saying "The
can't die in a house that I own. Let
him die there, he's no good anyhow."
Brown Given a Warning,
One of the witnesses of this Inhu
man act, O. B. Mead, raised Robbins'
head out of the slush, and others
brought h:m water. The crowd soon
recovered it3 senses, gave Brown to
understand that it would be wise for
him to mr.ke himself scarce, and car
ried Robbins Into the house.- Dr.
Franklin F. Arndt. of Green Ridge,
who happened to be In Throop at the
time, was summoned. He had Mrs.
Robbins conveyed to the Lackawanna
hospital In tho mine ambulance.
The husband, he said, could not live
two hours, and h'.s Judgment was veri
fied for he expired at three minutes
of six, after lingering In unconscious
ness for e. little less than two hours.
Mrs. Robbins, the hospital author
ities say. Is not likely to recover. The
bullet entered the forehead just above
the right eye, and fractured the skull.
although it is not known for sure that
It entered the brain.
Nothing has been done to Brown,
but it is likely that he will be arrested
today. If anything can be found in the
law that will cover his case, for the
citizens of Throop are determined that
his Inhuman conduct shall not go
unpunished. His evident purpose, so
the people of Throop believe, was to
have Mrs. Robbins divorced, desert
the woman now known as his wife,
and by marrying Mrs. Robbins, secure
the property which Is In her name.
Coroner Kelley woj) notified, and will
go to Throop today to investigate the
Kind of Revolver llo I'sod.
The revolver with which the shoot
ing was done wns of the Smith &
Wesson make, 2S-cal!bre with five
Undertaker Jones, of Olyphant, took
charge ot Robbins' remains. The
corpse was laid out In the little house
In which the tragedy occurred, and
remained there alone over night. Dur
ing the evening Brown, in his home,
a few feet away, was heard singing at
the top of his voice as If In great glee.
Eighteen years ago, so the old res
idents say, a man named Wescott com
mitted suicide In the little house which
was the scene of yesterday's tragedy.
TO TRAVEL IN TJT.ORY.
Younger Members of tho Y. W. C. A-
Form a Tourist Club.
A unique organization called the
Tourist club has been organized in
connection with the Young Women's
Christian association. The club will,
however, tour only in theory, as the
members expect to derive their bene
fit and pleasure from discussion among
themselves and from talks by older
Th? Tourist club Is now known as
the Nerdleworkcrs nnd will continue
under that name until the holidays,
when It will start under the new title.
Yesterday ten of them met in the asso
ciation building, and were informal
ly addressed by Miss Dunn, state sec
retary of the association, and Mrs.
George G. Many.
Tt oso present were: Misses Matilda
Thompson, Ida Phillips, Mabel and
Lizzie Potter, Lizzie Lee, Lydia Huber,
Nellie Eaton, Anna McLean, Lilly
BlocBkl and Sadlo Haldemann. Their
ages ranse between 13 and 17 years.
Until the holidays they will meet each
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, to
continue their needlework.
SHAVED TWO DETECTIVES.
Next Boy They Were Witnesses Against
Mini tor 1 loioting tne Sunday Law.
That much talked of. sometimes be
rat;d never bles-ed act of 1794.. crtn
monly called the blue law, was enforced
against a barber in this city, yester
day. One S. Zimmerman, who conducts a
barber shop In Wolf Johnson's hotel, on
Penn avenue, has steadfastly refused to
observe the agreement of the Barbers'
association as regards keeping closed
on Sundays. On Sunday morning last
W. H. Steven and John Volknandt, of
ficers of the Barbers' association, went
to Zimmerman's shop and were shaved.
Yesterday theyhad Zimmerman up
before Alderman Wright, and he had
to pay 14 to make his peace with the
FADIO ROMAN! LAST NIGHT.
Produced Before a Large Audience at the
Academy of Music.
"Fablo Romanl" was produced at the
Academy of Music last night before a
large audience by a good company head
ed by Walter Lawrence and Miss Ther
ese Mllford. The play deals with the
thirst of Fablo Roman), an injured hus
band, for vengeance and is intensely
Between the second and third acts
Miss Grace Hunter Introduced a new
serpentine dance and at the conclusion
of tne drama a number of excellent liv
ing pictures were given.
FAIRLY LOW DEATH RATES.
Thirty Fatalities Reported to the Board
of Health Last Week.
Last week's death rate was compara
tively low, only thirty deaths having
Contagious diseases were, however,
rather high. There were seventeen new
cases altogether, divided as follows:
Typhoid fever, four; scarlet fever, two,
with one fatality; diphtheria, ten, with
three fatalities; measles, one.
Are You a Lawycr7
Read this: One of the profession
called today and was surprised to re
ceive a promlso of printing a brief in
so short a time. We explained to him
how we could do it It's a fact that
cannot be denied that our facilities
are equal to any of the large, New
York offices, and we pretend to know
something about the business of print
ing lawyers' briefs. An experience of
twenty-five years Is not without Its
results. Call at the Job department
and learn more about this subject.
To Furnish Hotel Jcrntyn.
The Clemons, Ferber,' O'Malley com
pany, limited, ' Importers and whole
sale dealer In fine China, crockery and
glassware, 422 Lackawanna avenue,
have secured the contract for furnish
ing Proprietor Godfrey the china for
Hotel Jermyn. It will be handsomely
decorated and will also have a mono
gram H. J. on every piece.
j California fruits, fancy oranges, new
nuts, fancy groceries, direct Importa
tions, Wetsbaden fruits and French
fruits in eordlal, olives, olive oil, etc.
, . H. G. Coursen,
. , Wholesale and retail
Taylor's New Index Map of Seranton and
' Dnumore .
For sale at Taylor's Directory office,
Tribune building, or given with an order
xor ut Bcranton yireciory mm, .. "
MAN MUM HIkISELF
Borrowed a Revolver and Sent a Bul
let Into His Brain.
HIS CAUSE FOR THE RASH DEED
In a Letter to His Father lie Intimated
That Ills Financial Condition Was
Not of the Best-Coroner Investi
gated tbe Caso.
James J. Nolan, a machinist employed
In the Dickson works, committed sui
cide yesterday morning in nis home, 441
Penn avenue, over the saloon of John
Shea. He fired a bullet through the
roof ot his mouth and Into his brain
and Is supposed to have died almost In
stantly. Despondency Is thought to
have been the cause of the act
Nolan was 45 years old. He wrote
letters to his wife and father before he
After a night of drinking it was his
custom to go to work and after a few
hours return home and go to bed. This
ho did yesterday morning at 8 o'clock
and said to his wife: "I will see you at
noon." Mrs. Nolan went out at 9
o'clock to do some shopping. She re
turned In a half hour and found these
two notes written by her husband and
lett on the parlor table:
Scranton, Nov. 23, '93.
Attach no blame to Susan, for this Is an
act of my own. Please use Susan good,
for I have abused her enough for the lust
few years. If I had been ',v as good as
her, thlnt-s would bo different. The cause
of this is that 1 am so far in the hole that
I never can get out. Good-bye ull; use
Susan right. James Nolan.
Mrs. Nolan's Statement.
You will find a note In my working
The frantic wife rushed to the bed
room nnd found her husband lying dead
on the floor. Apparently he had taken
the revolver from the bureau and shot
himself whtle seated on. the edge of the
Mrs. Nolan hurried down the stairs
and told Saloon-keeper Shea what had
happened. He Immediately notified
Chief of Police Simpson and Coroner
Kelley. They responded at once, and,
although no evidences of foul play ex
isted, the coroner deemed It prudent to
hold an Inquest. He Impanelled a Jury
consisting of John J. Morris, Michael
Moran, W. W. Youngs, Daniel F. Kelly,
Matthew H. Robllng and J. W. Mc
Leary, who soon reached a verdict that
the case was one of suicide.
Letter to Ills Wlfo.
The note left for the father Indicating
that the suicide had mistreated his wlfo
Is not borne out In Its statement by Mrs.
Nolan herself to a Tribune reporter.
She said her husband had been kind to
Six months ago their only child died.
This was n heavy blow to the father.
He constantly brooded over tt nnd
never reconciled himself to the little
one's death. This, It Is thought, had
much to do with the father's violent
WANT DE AYALA PARDONED.
Papers Will Bo Laid Before the Board of
Pardons In December.
Attorneys Oeorge S. Horn and Major
Everett Warren are working for a par
don for Stephen De Ayala.the wife mur
derer, who was convicted of murder of
the second degree and sentenced to 11
years and 6 months In the Eastern peni
tentiary by the late Judge John F. Con
nolly. De Ayala was sentenced under the act
that provides 12 years as the maximum
penality for murder of the second de
gree. Shortly afterward the legisla
ture enlarged the penalty to 20 years.
Tho murdered wife was the daughter
of the late M. D. May. De Ayala was
tried and convicted at tho December
sessions of oyer and terminer court tn
1891. There are seven years of his sen
tence yet to be served, unless the board
of pardon grants him a reprieve. The
board will meet on Wednesday. Dec. 18,
when the papers will be laid befor it.
Comfort In Travel
Is realized . In the highest degree on
the famous fast trains of the Michigan
Central. "The Niagara Falls Route," be
tween Buffalo and Chicago, In connec
tion with the through trains from the
east. Passengers are granted the priv
ilege of stopping off en route at Ni
agara Falls, or, if time will not permit,
can obtain from the car window or tho
platform, at Falls View, the grandest
and most comprehensive view of the
great cataract. All day trains stop from
five to ten minutes. For full Informa
tion Inquire of local ticket agents, or
address W.. H. Underwood, Eastern
Passenger agent, Buffalo, N. Y.
A Brain and Nerve Food.
L'so llorsford's Acid Phosphato.
Dr. O. Worthly, Lancaster, N. H.,
says: "I have used It In cases requir
ing brain and nerve food as a result of
overwork, attended with exhaustion
and loss of strength, with impaired di
gestion, with good results."
Buy the Weber
and get the best. At Guernsey Bros.
Will place on sale this week our entire stock
of MILLINERY GOODS at such prices never
before heard o4 In the Millinery business.
Children's Winl Tam O'Shanters, 25c
Quills, all colors, - 5c
Ladies'-Trimmed Sailors, - 25c
Roses, all Ihe new shades bunch, 49c
Trlmmad Hats, 88c $1.25, $1.49,
$1.98, $2.24, $2.49, $2.98
BBay your Thanksgiving Hat of us this
week. Will Save you money.
HASLACHER'S -:- MILLINERY
H. LANG-FEU), SUCCESSOR.
324 Lackawanna Ave.
' Wueroemst OypesttsColum bos Hosu moot,
SOB Washington Av. Soranten.Pa,
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Will be here in a very
Now is the Time to Select
Don't forget to look at
Berry's beautiful stock
All new and right up to
417 Lackawanna Ave.
Store Open Evenings.
Clongh & Warren,
And Lower Grades at
Very Low Prices.
J. LAWRENCE STEM!,
S03 SPRUCE STREET.
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Clearing Sal9 of
In order to reduce stock before the
holidays and annual Inventory we have
decided to make a biff cut In all lines of
goods from now until Dec. IS. Look
over this list and see It you can save
any money by tt.
Ammonia, 15c. bottles 11c
Ammonia, 10c. bottles 4c
Bird Seed nil kinds 7c
Beans, Marrows, quart 7c
Beans, Medium, quart 6c
Beans, Lima, quart 8c
Peas, Oreen, quart 4c
Blacking, Bartlett, larse .1c
Blacking, Blxby's large 3c
Bluing, 15c. bottle 9c
Bluing, 10c. bottle 4c
Catsup, 20c. bottle 11c
Candles, per pound 9c
Chocolate, baking, per pound 32c
Chocolate, baking, per pound 26c
Chocolate, sweet, cake 3c
Cocoa, tin 12c
Door Mats, large 45c
Door Mats, medium 35c
Door Mats, small 25c
Clothes Baskets, large 50c
Clothes Baskets, medium 40c
Clothes Baskets, small 30c
Prunes, California 6c
Raisins, loose, Muscatel 5c
Sardines, can 4c
Sardines, mustard 8c
Pure Lard, very best 101b. pall 98c
Pure Lard very best, Gib. pall 47c
Pure Lard, very best. Sib. pall 30c
Soap Powder, 4Tb. package ..' 17c
Soap Powder, lib. package 4c
Soaps, all 5c. cakes 3c
Starch, lib. package. Gloss 4c
Starch, lib. package. Corn 4c
Starch, 31b. package Gloss 12c
New Orleans Molasses, best 39c
New Orleans Molasses, good 12c
Table Syrups, best 29c
Table Syrups, good 12c
But we have not space enough to
mention everything here. We will have
a complete list at the store, showing a
reduction in almost every line of goods
we handle of from 20 to 30 per cent.
This is a straight, legitimate sale for
the purposes mentioned above. These
prices ought to sell the goods quick.
If inspection of the table ser
' vice reveals a lack of Cut
Glass call . ttpon
Louis -v Rupprecht,
BocccsBor to Eugene Klebaro
231 Penn Ave., ' Opp. Baptist Church
lacludlnf the Mlnless extreetlaff of
soetk by an entirety new preeeaa
S. C SNYDER, D. D. S.,
SCRANTON CASH STORE
Worth of Furs must be sold
regardless of cost
ILL NEWEST STYLES UO 30 11 L0N3.
m ere m
Coats, Capes, Suits, Waists
and Hats we will sell for
HAVE YOUR OLD FURS BADE NEW Bf
138 Wyoming Avenue.
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT KEEPERS
We have it and the best
in the world for ironing
Sheets and Pillow Cases,
Bed Spreads, Towels, Ta
ble Linen, etc., QUICK
AND FAR SUPERIOR to
the OLD WAY.
306 Penn Ave.
A. B. WARMAJf.
If that Is what you want, they
can be had every day
336-330 Wyoming Ave
Gildemeester & Kroeger,
Costs more than cheap
. stuff but worth it
keeps you well, strong
and happy. A full line
to select from.
412 Spines, 205 Ltct
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