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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1893.
" Pure and
Biscuit, cake, pot pies and buns,
Dumplings, puddings, Sally Luns,
Muffins, waffles, griddle cakes,
The very best it always makes.
Horrman & Moore
920 Wyoming Ave.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
' FEELS RIUHT
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127 WYOMING AVENUE.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 23, 1195.
' Th, Republican voters of the First and
Second district of the Eighth ward, city
of Scranton, will hold a caucus at the reg
ular polling' places on Monday, pec. 30,
1495, between the hours of 4 and 7 p. m.,
for the nomination of ward and dlstvlct
officers. By order .of. .
' George Schlagrr,
Vigilance committee. First district;
R. T. Black, .
Vigilance committee, Second district.
Handsome calendars for 1895 are belnt?
distributed by Megargee Brothers, paper
On New Year's eve. Division No. 3.
Ancient Order of Hibernians, will hold a
ball In Music Hall.
Roaring Brook bridge will be tested to
morrow by City Engineer Phillips, and If
found satisfactory will be accepted.
The caucus of the Democrats of the
Eleventh ward will take place In August
Bchlmpff's hall next Tuesday evening.
This evening the choir of the Klrst Pres
byterian church will meet for rehearsal at
'oung Men's Chrintlan association par-
Floyd Schoonover and William Crelgor,
arrested for reckless driving Christmas
night, paid $15 fines to .Mayor Connell yes
terday. Lyman Payne and John Allen, of this
city, won first and second prizes respec
tively In a vocal contest at Wilkes-Uarre
on Christmas day.
The Meara building at Washington ave
nue and Spruce street Is enclosed and the
cornice that surmounts the outer walls Is
now being placed in position.
Stephen De Ayala, who was recently
cardoned by Governor D. H. Hastings,
left at once for Cuba, where he was born,
and will In future reside there.
A caucus will be held by the Democratic
Voters of the Eighteenth ward at the usual
polling place on Saturday evenlnfr.between
the hours of four and seven p. rn.
- On Christmas day the members of the
Excelsior Hose company of Hrovldencu
presented Chief Engineer H. P. Kerber, of
the fire department, with a handsome gold
Owing to the Impossibility to do satis
factory work on the streets at night, when
the mud makes scraping necessary. Street
Cotnmliiaioner Kinslev has laid off the
night force, until such time as dry weather
Joseph Olsheski, who did not appear yes
terday in court to stand trial for assault
and battery on Constable Max Koehler. of
iTlceDurg, was surrenuerea oy nis Donun
mn and was received at the county Jail
The room of the Lackawanna. Institute
Of History and Science In the court house
will be open every afternoon during the
holiday vacation for the convenience' of
teachers and students, whom we Invite
to visit us.
Mnvnr Cnnnell veaterdav h limed the or
dlnance providing for the purchase of land
from E. J. McCormack estate for the
opening of Wyoming avenue in a south
erly direction to Phelps street. The sum
of 13,500 was appropriated for this purpose.
Harry Swank, a Dunmore hostler, was
wui in 1 1 uiu to jail iai .iihmi. "y m""'
the 'Peace Cooney to await the action of
the grand jury. He is charged with the lar
ceny of a pair of trousers, 65 cents, and a
Ingle harness from Liveryman A. P. Mc-
Marriase licenses worn Issued to the fol
lowing persons yesterday: John Poplar
ena Maggie namin, irvin Bniner arm uix-
I Dill lt. I, I .. 1- I . T Qnkllil
Ml Jta ,,, uiiii a.n: li 1C I M I 111 AJvUIBC J i ii, au,
Orlanda Ives and Llxsle Jones, all of
Scranton, and Joseph Sowlnski and Mary
Brin, or rnceDurg.
A fifteen-year-old boy named Mike Leary
was yesterday afternoon discovered by
Arthur Frothlngham in the act of break
ing off the brass knob from one of the
. steel vaults In the rooms of the Arcade
Ha called Patrolman Melnser's attention
to the act and the lad was arrested. He
tiaa suceeeaeii in removing the knob De
fore being- disturbed by the officer. al
Miaua-h It must have reaulred nn .mall
force to break It. He was locked up to
wail a neanng touay.
This evening at seven o'clock the dis
tribution or gins ana unrmmas exercises
of toe Saobatn scnooi or ine second Pres
byterian church will be held In the church
auditorium. A beautiful concert exercise,
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red and the music is of a hlnh order,
1 riie avatorelse consists Of solos, duets, nuiir.
tettee and chorus. The church choir and
Sabbath school orchestra will assist and
the entertainment promises to be a very
Instructive and entertaining. The Sunday
. school will be addressed fcy Rev. Dr. C. E.
Robinson, the pastor.
A grlnled old veteran named Billy Ryan
Was locked up yesterday for being help
lessly drunk. Ia the evening a great thirst
came upon him and he begged for a drink
. of whiskey. When he was refused he good
saturadly told Sergeant Delter that ho
fweuld raise a disturbance until be got
what he uur.ted. Then he began to lift
his Iron bunk up and let It down again
with all the foroe he could muster. His
c- ly response to the sergeant's request and
threats was a uVinuwi for a drink, which
he said was the only thing that would
pacify him. He was so good-natured about
it that the surijeant refrained from tak
ing severe measures to subdue him anil
us ex'pected he tired of his scheme after a
time and went to sletp.
OF A SOCIAL SATIRE.
Mrs. Ida M. Albro last night gave a
dancing party at her home, 815 Jeffer
son avenue, for her daughters, Miss
Louise and Miss May Albro. The rooms
were tastefully decorated with -running
pine and other Christmas greens.
About sixty young persons were pres
ent. MuhIc was furnished by Law-
The sale of boxes for the Bachelors
ball on New Year's eve will take place
this afternoon at 4 o'clock. In the office
of H. P. Simpson. All the boxes, except
two of the lower ones, which are to be
reserved for the patronesses, and the
loges will be sold to the highest bidders.
Last year's sale brought a large sum
into the Bachelors' treasury, but the
added Interest attached to tills year's
affair indicates that a much larger sum
will accrue from to-day's sale.'
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Smith gave a
large Christmas dancing party last
night at their home, corner of Jefferson
avenue and Olive street, for Mr. Smith's
nelces, the Misses Sprague, of this city.
The affair was attended by a largre
number of the young married and un
married people of the city's best known
social element. Large quantities of
Christmas greens were used in an ar
tistic decoration of the rooms. Music
was furnished by Bauer's house orches
tra which occupied a position behind a
curtain of smllax in the alcove off the
hallway. Refreshments were served by
The officers of Union Lodge, No. 291.
F. & A. M., elected UiBt Friday night
were Installed last night at the lodge's
hall In the Windsor building. The new
ly inducted offloers are: Worshipful
Master, Egbert A. Newlng: senior war
den. Frank J. Stanley; junior warden,
Kllery C. Thornley; treasurer, E. P.
Kingsbury: secretary, Frank 9. Hall.
Past Master Kingsbury was the Install
ing officer. He was assisted by the fol
lowing, all past masters: Edward 1..
Buck, John Harvoy, Enos Hall, Harry
Deacon and C. J. Church, who acted in
the capacity of marshal. Mr. Kings
bury was Installed by Past Master John
Harvey. This is the thirty-fourth year
that he has filled the office of treasurer
of the lodge.
At the conclusion of the Installation
ceremonies a banquet was served In
the lodge room by Caterer T. Hunt
Brock. Enos T. Hall was toastniaster
and addresses were made by E. P.
Kingsbury, CharleB J. Church, W. H.
Withers, John Harvey, E. T. Swart.
J. H. Ounster, Joseph Danner, E. H.
Strong, Frederick Mink. F. J. Wardell,
J. J. Maddlgan, Augustus Miller. Harry
nmn nml .In cob Hetcel. Songs were
rendered by Ellery C. Thornley and a
quartette consisting of Harry and John
Sykes, Joseph Danner and Willis Kem-
Th mnst elaborate social event and
the one most anticipated In Jewish
circles Is the annual ball of the Ex
celsior Social club whose commodious
and well appointed, rooms occupy two
floors of a building near the West
minutor nn Wvomltie avenue. The 189ii
ball given last night probably surpassed
any of Its predecessors, in auamuu iu
the large number of persons from
Scranton's representative Jewish so
cial element It was attended by many
from out of town.
From the canopy covering the side
walk, the stair rails and balustrades
were twined with running pine. On
each landing were grouped potted
evergreens, and the reception parlors,
dining hall and auditorium showed an
artistic arrangement of the several
kinds of Christmas greens. Behind a
huge bank of potted palms, ferns and
other tropical verdure on the stage was
seated the Lawrence orchestra which
furnished the dance and supper music.
It was 9.30 o'clock before the guests
began to arrive and after 10 o'clock be
fore the dancing was opened with a
march. There were twenty numbers
with an intermission during which sup
per was served by Hnnley. The wine
service was by the club caterer. Isaac
Brown, Charles Bernstein and Charles
Wormser comprised the committee of
arrangements. Following are the offi
cers of the club: Simon Lauer, presi
dent; S. Morris, vice president; Herman
Langfeld, treasurer) William Moses,
secretary; Simon Morris. Isaac Brown,
Charles Bernstein, Isadore Goodman
and Charles Wormser, trustees.
Those who attended the event were:
Miss Miriam Goldsmith, Ben Weltzen
korn, Maytin Hamberger and Henry
Wirthelmer, Philadelphia; Miss S. Car
rie Lauer, Eugene, Oregon; Miss Swartz,
Rochester, N. Y. ; Miss Buckwald, New
York; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Levy, Miss
Mildred Lewlth, Miss Frances Lewlth,
Harry Livingston, Martin Freeman,,
Harry T'llman, Ous Long, Arthur Long.
D. N. Oallen, Ralph Levy, Sidney
Ruyl, Wllkes-Barre; Miss Bella Hlrch
fleld, Binghamton; Mr. and Mrs. Corln,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marks, Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Samter, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Free
man, Mr. and Mrs. M. Srhwartzkopf,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Long, Mr. and Mrs.
Max Troutfelt, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lang
feld, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klein, Mr.
and Mrs. Nye, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Co
hen, Misses Clara Lauer, Rose Worm
ser, Qussle Bernstein, Haydee Levy,
Nettle Nye, Frieda Harris, Hannah
Harris, Alice Levy, Minnie Goldsmith,
Pauline Goldsmith, Martha Moses,
Esther Moses, B. Moses, R. M. Gold
smith, Simon Lauer, Charles Bernstein,
Isaac Brown, Charles F. Wormser, Sam
N. Kramer, Levi H. Kramer. Albert N.
Kramer, Ed. Oallen, Dr. Halpert. Win.
Morris, Milton Becker, William Moses,
Alfred Rice, Louis Oetttnger, Joseph
Lowenberg, isaaore K rotosky.
GOODS SEIZED IN BROOKLYN.
Th Property of 11. Lehman and Company,
Clothiers of This City.
A dispatch from Brooklyn. N. Y., to
The Tribune last night contained the
following: - "Five trunks packed with
clothing, the property of B, Lehman c
Co., clothiers, of Scranton, Pa., were
seized tonight by Sheriff Casey, of this
city. The action is taken in attach
ment proceedings commenced by Lewis
& Bennett . manufacturers of gents'
clothing, of New York city, against
Lehman & Co. are alleged to have sent
sold to the later Arm and for which
Lehman & Co. are alleged to have sent
checks on the Scranton bank which
were returned marked 'No good.' " ,
Lehman ft Co..'s store at Lackawanna
and Franklin was closed by the sheriff
on Saturday last.
One of Many.
Philosopher You have, devoted your
whole life to the cause at labor, I under
derstand. Now, Just tell me of one good
thing you have accomplished.
Agitator Wetl, I've made rood living.
New Ygrk Weekly. ,
LITTLE GIRL SUFFOCftTED
Eleven-Year-Old Belinda Lynn, of the
South Side, Met a Sad Death.
SHE WAS ASI.EE I IX HER HOME
Her Father Is Now in Prison Accused of
Setting l ire to the llouse-Thero
Was No One Homo but
Herself at tbo Time.
Little Belinda Lynn, 11 years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lynn
of Irving avenue and Hemlock street.
South Side, was suffocated yesterday
morning In her home which caught
fire. Her father is now a prisoner in
the central police station charged with
Betting the building on fire. - He was ar
rested by Patrolman Coleman Immedi
ately after the body of the child waB
found In half burnt building.
The home of the Lynns is situated on
the corner of the above named streets
and was two stories high. The side
walls were of stone, the front, rear, and
roof of wood. Three families occupied
It, Lynn, Thomas Kelley and a Polish
family. Lynn lived In one half of It
and had two rooms downstairs and two
up. The little girl was sleeping up
stairs in a small single bed.
OH Found on the Floor.
For several days Lynn had been
drinking heavily. He arose at 1 o clock
n the morning, ana his wire got up a
few minutes afterward. He went out
looking for liquor and she left the house
with her 18-months-old child, the only
one left to her now. and went to
the house of her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
James McGurren, of Crown avenue.
Belinda was left alone In the house.
There was a fire In the kitchen stove
and at 9.25 neighbors saw smoke Issuing
from the upstairs of the building on
the side where the Lynns lived. An
alarm was rung In from box 46 and the
fire companies of the South side re
About the time the names Durst
through the roof, Lynn came along and
waB considerably under the Influence or
liquor. The firemen fought hard to
control the flames and after that was
accomplished, the house was Inspected
by Chief Engineer Ferber. An oil can
was found upset on the floor of one of
the rooms and the suspicion at once
gained ground that a crime had been
committed. Lynn was arrested at the
direction of Chief Ferber and was taken
to the police station.
Soon after the flames broke out Mrs.
Lynn came down from her parents'
home two blocks away, shrieking that
her daughter was inside. When the
body was taken out, it was brought to
the grandparents' home where at 10,30
It was viewed by Coroner J. A. Kelley
and a Jury consisting of Charles Mann,
Michael Walsh, John Brazllle, James
Hayes, Mark Timlin and Michael lie
Gulre. One or two witnesses were
sworn and the inquest was adjourned
until this evening at 7.30 at the coroner's
Mrs. Lynn was so overcome with grlof
that it waB Impossible to get her to
relate what she knew nbout the tragic
ending of her little daughter's life. The
house Is so badly damaged that It will
have to be entirely overhauled, that
Is the frame portion of it. It Is owned
by the Clare estate and the damage
will not exceed $400. Lynn a furniture
was all burned and there was not a
cent of Insurance on it. The household
effects of the other families were also
Coroner Kelley says that death was
caused by suffocation. There were
large burns on her body but he Is of
the opinion that they were not fatal.
What l.vnn Snye About It.
A more wretched or forlorn-looking
oreature than the father was when
seen by a Tribune reporter last evening
in the police station can hardly be Im
agined. He talked freely about the sad
happening and was very downcast. In
termittently he would break down and
He Is 35 years of age and works In the
steel mill. It has been idle for the last
four or five days and he had been
drinking. He suid that when he got
up yesterday morning the excesses he
had Indulged In Christmas day caused
him to go out to get a "sober off," as he
called It. He went down to Prospect
avenue to a Baloon and began drinking.
A half hour before the Are he went by
his house up to where his wife was at
her parents' home. He left there 10
minutes before the fire and was within
two blocks of his house going down
again to the saloon when the fire
He admitted that he made no effort
at all to save his child, although he
was well aware that she was In the
flames. Drink had befoggled his mind
so that ho could not tell what was going
on or realize me danger. With refer
ence to what hlB opinion was as to how
the tire originated he said It might have
been caused by a lighted pipe, which he
left after him when he went out; or thai
some children might have come in and
pet the house afire by lighting matches.
As an argument that he. had not set fire
to the house, he said that the furniture
was not insured, and the building did
not belong to him, therefore he had no
object in arson.
Mrs. Lynn, the neighbors say, had to
leave home to get away from his abuse.
The house was not locked by her or him
when they left. One theory of the
origin of the fire Is that the kitchen
stove became overheated. The fire
burned close to It.
Hun Down by a Small Locomotive at the
John Convey, of 626 South Front
street, was run over by one of the small
locomotives of the Lackawanna Iron
and Steel company, near the blast furn
ace, between 3 and 4 o'clock yesterday
morning, and was Injured so badly that
he died at 8:30, four hours later, at the
Moses Taylor hospital. The, deceased
was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Con
vey, and was 20 years old.
Christmas day he worked at the blast
furnace as brakeman on one .of the
yard locomotives and In the evening he
went to a ball in Music Hall. On his
way home in the morning he would be
apt to travel down Mattes street and go
across the bridge that crosses the Roar
ing Brook to the left. At 3 a. m. tne
engine that makes trips around the
blast furnace was run down to the saw
mill to switch some cars and not until
after the engine went back was Convey
discovered. It was on that trip that he
was run over.
Both Igs were so badly mangled
that amputation would be necessary
had he survived. His skull was frac
tured. When he was brought to the
hospital the doctors saw at once that
he could not recover.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock. Requiem mass
will be celebrated at St. Peter's cathe
dral and Interment will be made In
Hyde Park cemetery. Coroner J. A.
Kelly will empanel a Jury this morning
and inquire Into the facts attending the
WILL BE HEARD FROM.
'The Tenor of On F.rln's Shores Company
Wes Delightful surprise.
Had theater- goers but known of the
treat that was given at the Academy
of Music last night It Is safe to say
that even the wretched weather could
not have prevented the house from be
ing crowded. A new tenor of the Scan
Ian, Mack, Olcott category made his
appearance and electrified the audience
with his remarkable voice, remarkable,
particularly because it has not brought
him more prominence before this. His
name Is James W. Reagan and It Is a
name that will be as well known at
that of any of the Irlsh-comedien vocal
ists before many seasons pass.
The show "On Erin's Shores" In
which he assumed a secondary role is
up to the standard of modern Irish
dramas and Is presented by a very cap
able company headed by Edmund G.
Marony, a brother of the author and
Michael J. Marony.
The company contains two Scranton
Inns, Harry W. Storms, whose stage
name Is H. Willard Storm, and Web
ster Seism, known on the bills as Wil
liam J. Cullen. The first assumes the
heroic part of the show and the latter
Is assigned in a comedy part. Mr.
Seism was not generally recognized by
the audience but Mr. Storms was given
a rousing ovutlon upon his first ap
pearance and his very creditable acting
was frequently applauded.
REPORT OF THE Al'MTORS.
Presented to Cotut by County Solicitor
II. A. Knopp.
Ex-Judge H. A. Knapp, county so
licitor yesterduy Hied the annuul report
of County Auditors B. F. Squler, S. S.
Spruks and John P. Rink for the fiscal
year ending January 7. 1S5. The ac
counts audited were those of County
Commissioners 8. W. Roberts. John
Demuth and Giles Roberts. Judge F.
W. Gunster ordered the report filed
among theofllclal papers of Lackawan
The report shows that the commis
sioners have disbursed by warrant on
the county treasurer during the period
aforesaid, the sum of $170,273.74, all of
which has own legally expended.
County Treasurer D. V. Powell had on
hand at the close of the fiscal year the
sum or $:i8.526.43 standing to the credit
of the following accounts: Township
fund, $263.35; redemption fund, $113.27;
bridge fund, $6,574.19; county fund. $31,
575.62, all of which were duly trans
ferred to his successor. Treasurer
Charles H. Hchadt. The accounts of
ex-Sheriff Fahey and Coroner John
Kelley were audited and balanced
far as was practically possible.
Andrew Mack the great singing com
edian, flushed with pride at the wonder
ful success he hus achieved by his ad
mirable portrayal of "My lea Aroon" in
the beautiful Irish play of that name,
returns to the Academy of Music this
evening, when he will with the assist
ance of his excellent company, again
present this popular play. There has
not been a better production of an Irish
drama In years, and Andrew Mack Is
acknowledged by the principal drama
tic writers of the country as being tne
best in his line on the stage today, and
the legitimate successor to Wm. J.
To-morrow evening Primrose &
West's big Minstrel company will hold
the board-; at the Academy of Music
and It is safe to fay the theater wl'.l
be crowded from top to bottom. This
Iu far the largest and best minstrel
company ever put on the road. The
music, dancing, singing and special
ties introduced are of a high order of
A most Important engagement of next
week Is the appenrunce of the Gurrlck
Burlesque company, which will present
at the Frothingluim Monday night,
Herbert & Puerner's up to date bur-,
lesque "Thrllby." The "skit" Is a good
natured satire on Mr. Du Mauiier's
novel, and comes here with the pres
tige of nearly 100 nights at the Gur
rlck theater, New York. The cumpany
that represents this merry melange
comprises the leading exponents In the
field of comic opera In this country and
Includes Amelia Stone, Willis P. Sweat
nam, Carrie Perkins, Mark Murphy,
Margaret McDonald, Louis Wesley, Jen
nie Reynolds, Clarence Caldren, Ger
trude Murray, Sol Aiken, W. T. Travers
as principals, assisted by a chorus of
fifty. The scenery Is said to be par
ticularly novel and beautiful.
Comedian Charles H. Hopper's sing
ing has been variously described. One
admirer likened Ins melody to that of
the nlghtingak, another to that of the
bobolink and a thtrd to the soft notes
of the thrush. Someone carried these
comparisons to u Celtic admirer of the
comedian, with a request fur a fresh
likeness. "He's a nightingale, bobolltiK
and thrush all rouled Into wan, ans
wered Put; "He'B a regular klllllloo
bird!" Comediiin Hopper presents his
new play "Chlmmle Fudden" at the
Frothlngham New Year's duy. It Is
a dramatization of that famous book
of the samu title, by Edward W. Town
send. BURGLARS AT WORK.
Hotel of Kucha and I'ndJcn nn Lacka
wanna Avcnno V.nlp red.
Roche & Fadden, proprietors of the
saloon at the lower end of Lackawanna
avenue, yesterday complained to the
police that their place had been robbed
sometime after they closed up In the
early morning. The thieves got in
through a window, so they allege, and
secured $60 out the cash drawer.
Patrick Moran and Edward McAn
drew were arrested at 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon by Patrolmen Dyer and
Gocrlltz on a warrant sworn out be
fore Alderman Fuller, charging them
with the burglary. They will be given
a hearing this morning.
The accused men deny all knowledge
of the affair and aver that the whole
thing Is a spite action and that they
can establish an alibi. Chief Simpson
says there is no direct evidence against
them. When arrested they had but lit
tle money about them.
WORKING FOR WARDXER.
Attorney Hrunncr of Montgomery County
Will Seek to Hove Him Pardoned.
Attorney Henry A. Brunner, of Mor
rlRtown. Montgomery county.thls state,
called at the office of the clerk of the
courts yesterday afternoon and pro
cured from Deputy Emll R. Bonn a
certified copy of the record In the homi
cide case of the commonwealth versus
David, alias Frank Wardner, wno, on
Nov. 18. 1893, on the streets of Winton,
shot and killed a man named John
Wardner pleaded guilty to the rrlmeof
manslaughter and on Jan. 2, last year
was sentenced by judge uunster to six
years and six months In the Eastern
penitentiary. Attorney urunner is en
Henvorinir to have the prisoner par
doned and will make application before
the board of pardons at tne next ses
It wascontended that the killing of
Morgan was done In self-defense and
that the circumstances were mm
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks and Silver
woro at s Sacrifice.
During the next ten days Olof G. N.
Turnouest. the Washington avenue
Jeweler, will Inaugurate a . sale of
watches, clocks, diamonds. Jewelry and
silverware, which is unprecedented In
the history of the city. His entire
.lock will be disposed of at 33 1-3 pet
cent, below regular sale price in order
to convert it Into money rather than
carry It over until next season. The
stock Is composed of the best goods to
be found In the city and a guarantee
will be given with every sale. If the
goods are not found as represented.
your money will be refunded as cheer
fully as received and no questloni
asked. The sale will commence Satur
day and continue for (10) ten days, at
his store, 205 Washington avenue, op
posite court house.
WHEN ORDERING COCOA AND
CHOCOLATES be sure and ask for
HUTLER'S. They have no superior.
EXCEPTICaS TO REPORT
filed by City Solicitor in Matter tf
New Street Damage Claims.
ACTION OP COMMON COUNCIL
Nullified by the Step Taken Yesterday by
Mr. Torrcy Matter Will Now
Coins I'p in Court for
Common council's action In killing
the resolution directing the city solicit
or to take an appeal from the award
of damages in the matter of the grad
ing of New street was practically nul
lified yesterday by a step taken by City
He filed exceptions In court to the
report of the viewers and the matter
will now come up In court for consider
ation. Attention to the report of the
viewers was first strongly attracted
by the desire shown by members of the
common council to kill the resolution
directing that an appeal be taken. One
of the property owners to whom a large
amount of damages was awarded was
Common Councilman Gilroy of the Sev
When City Solicitor Torrey learned of
the action of the common council he
at once prepared exceptions to the re
port and they were filed yesterday, the
last day allowed by law for filing ap
peals. Speaking of the matter yesterday Mr.
"While It is necessary that I Bhould
receive the authorization of councils
before moving to take an appeal, I do
not have to consult them If I deem It
proper to tile a bill of exceptions. The
damages are I think excessive and the
report is also Incorrect."
A feature of the affair called to the
attention of The Tribune by Select
Councilman Chittenden Is that while
damages amounting to $2,843.20 were
awarded by the viewers the cost of the
grading was only $172. The exceptions
filed by Mr. Torrey are as follows:
Kxccptions in Detail.
The city of Scranton. bv James H. Tor
rey, city solicitor, exceots to the renort of
viewers filed ill the foregoing case, Novem
ber 2b, is, ror tne roiiowing reasons:
Klrst it Is impossible to tell from the
report of viewers what amount of damages
is allowed to Catherine DeLacy, M. F. Gil
roy ana ft. u. i.acRey. mere being scneu
ules attached to the reuort from which It
cannot bo clearly known which contains
tne viewers actual estimate of the dam
Second The viewers' reuort states that
they returned the damages estimated ami
returned by them with their report marked
"Scneitnie A, But no such return to
marked is attached to the report; there
fore, the report Is uncertain anil Indefinite,
Third UainHges are awarded by the
viewers to M. V. Gilroy upon the "easterly
hulf of lot No. 6 in block 3it" with referenc-j
to man attuchfd to the renort. I'con said
plan there Is no lot deslgnitted as lot No.
5 in block 3d; therefore, It Is uncertain from
the viewers' report to what lqt the dam
ages referred to are awarded.
Fourth Vt nether the actual amount of
the viewers' award to Catherine DeLaev
upon lot No. I In block 1JW (210, as It ap
peurs In one (part of the report, or $310. as
It appears lu another part of the report,
the said award was grossly excessive anil
beyond the actual damages sustained by
said lot from the grading of the street.
I'ifth Whether the damages awarded fo
M. F. Gilroy, upon the easterly part of let
No. 5 In block 3D 1.4 $337.50, as it nppears
from one part of the report, or $425.2S. as
It uppears by another part of the report,
the said damages are excessive and beyond
the actual damages sustained by said lot
from the grading of the street.
Sixth I lie iliimages awarded to I nomas
P. Jones noon lots 3 a and 3 b in block 18.
to wit, $506.25. are grossly excessive and be
yond the actual damages sustained by said
lots from tne grading or me street.
Seventh The damages awarded to W. P.
Gilroy upon the westerly half of lot No. G
In block 14. to wit. $437.50. are grossly ex
cessive and beyond the actual damages sus
tained by said lot from the grading of the
As to the Lackey Property.
Eighth Whether the damages awarded
to II. B. l.ackev unon lot No. 2 In block
18 are $371.25, as It uppears in one part of
the viewers' report, or $7u0.00, as it appears
In another nart of the viewers' renort. the
damages are grossly excessive and beyond
the actual damages sustained uy paid lot
from the grading of the street.
Ninth The damages awarded to Susan
Diile unon lot No. 41 In block 14. to wit.
$Ki0.70. are grossly excessive nnd beyond
the actual damages sustained by the lot
from the grading or the street.
Tenth The viewers did not meet within
thirty days of the time of their appoint
ment, and the attempted change of the
time for their meeting was wholly void,
being made after the date fixed for their
original meeetlng. by reason whereof It Is
claimed by the city of Scranton that the
entire proceedings were null and void.
Eleventh No reason Is given for the in
crease In the awards of damages to M. F.
Gilroy, Catherine DeLacy and H. B.
Lackey: nor does it appear that such In
crease was based unon any testimony, or
made for nnv sufllclent reason.
Twelfth The tiremlses for which the
damages are awarded nre not described by
metes and bounds; nor nre iney oinerwise
so described as to sufficiently Inform the
court or the parlies to what premises the
damages are awarded.
Krrors That Are Sfccif icd.
Thirteenth The viewers err In their find
ing that there were no benefits to any of
tile lots irunilllg on iew irn-i; aim nit
,.itv of Si-i-iiiilnn claims that all of the lots
fronting upon New street between Wash
ington avenue and Canouse avenues were
specially and materially benefited by the
grading of New street; and that If any
damages are to be allowed such damages
should be assessed In whole or In part up
on the nropertles so benefited; and In mak
ing this exception, the city of Scran-ton
si.tcllles the following lots as shown upon
the plan attached to the vitwer-v report, to
wit: lots noon the north Hide of New street,
bf -tween Washington avenue and the Pine
Hrook sewer as follows: Lot No. 4, nbout
40 feet front by 100 in depth: No. 5, 40 feet
by 1(10 feet; No. K, 6S reel ny iuii reel, an in
hinok m- lota unon the north side of New
street, ebtween the Pine Brook sewer and
the Delaware and Hudson t-anni company
rnllrnarl follows: -Lot No. 20. block 13,
125 feet front by aobnt 103 feet; lot No. lb
In block No. 13, 40 feet ny niu reei; ioi .n.
in in hln.lt l:l 43 feet bv 100 feet: the fol
lowing lots between the Delaware and
14 iiilenn rnMlrond and Lord's a Hoy, to wit
T.nt No. 2J. blor-k 19. SO feet front by 100
feel: part lot No. 2h. fit) feet bv UK) feet n
b?ock 11': tne nonneriy part ui ioi i-u. .;u,
iiinnir in to feet bv 100 feet: lot No. 2n,
block 19. 140 feet bv 100 reet; lot No. 25. In
block 19. 60 feet by 100 feet: end lso lot
Nn 1 In lilork 19. between lord's alley and
Canouse avenue. 17 feet In front and about
60 feet deep: also the following lots on the
southerly sine or .-ew pti-i. ii" ue
tween Cennuse avenue and Lord's alley, to
wit: Lots 8a and 8b In block 18. being to
gether, about 190 feet In front on New
street and CO feet In depth: also the follow
ing lots on the southerly side of New
street, between Lord's alley and the Dela
ware and Hudson Ciinal Company railroad,
as follows: Lots Nos. 9. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15, and 10, In block 18. being each 40 feet
In front on New street and about 100 feet
deep; also the following lots on the south
erly side of New street, between the Dela
ware and Hudson Canal Company railroad
and the Pino Brook sewer, as follows:
Lots No. 3. In block 14. Irregular In shape,
being 40 feet In front and shout 100 feet
deep; lot No. 4, block 14. being 80 feet In
front and about 100 feet In denth: also the
following lots upon the southerly side of
New street, between Pine Brook sewer
and Washington avenue, to wit, Nos. 6, 7,
8 and . In block 17, being each 50 feet In
front on New street and about 100 feet
deep, and lot No. 10. in block 17. being 85
feet In front and about ICO feet deep.
And exceptant respectfully prays the
court to correct the renort of the viewers
by assessing whatever damages may be
found to anv properties upon New street
upon the lats specified In this exception
according to the benefits to said lots.
The Cltv of Scranton bv
JAMES H. TORREY. City Solicitor.
Are always on time at the railroad
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THOMAS BOYTON'. At the residence of
Mrs. Koch, 2u7 Chestnut street, Scranton,
Dec. 24. 1S95, by Rev. F. P. Doty. John 1.
Thomas, of Dunmore, und Delia L. Boy
ton, of Scranton,
BURNS In Scranton, Dec. 28.1895, Thomas
Rums, aged 71 years, at his home, 125
Stone avenue. Funeral at 9 o'clock Sat
urday morning. Requiem mass in St.
Peter's cathedral and interment in Hyde
Park Catholic cemetery.
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Bon Bons, per pound, : 10c
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3 lbs. Christmas Clear Toys, 25c
Fancy Boxes of French Candy, 20c
4 lbs. Mixed Nuts, 25c
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Jamaica Sweet Oranges,
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Muffs and Neck Scarfs for
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Fur Gloves for $1.98, re
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Fancy Floor Mats, .$1.98,
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