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Manufactured originally by Cleveland Brother, Albany, N. Y.,
bow by the Cleveland Bale ins I'owder Company, Sew York.
has been used by American housewives for twenty-five
years, and those who have used it longest praise it most
Receipt bock free. Seed stamp and addicts. Cleveland Baiting Powder Co., New York,
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
127 WYOIYIINC AVENUE.
The Sherlihin fair -will reopen tomorrow
for thu recep tiuti of books in the various
The Christmas holiday vacation of the
fiiiulii' schuolH ends today. The schools
will open .Monday.
County Surveyor A. 11. Dunning will
retire from ofllee tomorrow lifter till 111
rtinibeiu-y of xlx years, lie hu opened an
ollli'H ut 414 Spruce street.
The mnnufuetures committee) of the
board of trad'! will meet early next week
to dlHt'tiHK the prmiusltlon of the Hluuk
ManuracturiiiK company of Hartford.
Steven Knwhlskey could not Rive ball
J-eMterday imd was committed to Jail by
Alderman Hole, of the KlKhtetmth ward.
The chaise Ufcalnst the iirl.soner Is burg
lary. Lieutenant Kzra S. Orlflln, Woman's Re
lief coi'i'M. No. i'A ileslreM to thnnk the citi
zens or Serantnn for no kindly douiitluK
toward the Christmas box for the lirook
Vllle .Meinoriul Home.
A meeting of the nubscrlbers of tho
Rescue .Mission will be held tonltrht ut
Itio mission ImlhlliiK. on Krunklin avenue.
when omcers ami it bourn of munugers
lor the year Iti'Jti will be elected.
Knudoyes of the Archbald. Continental
mil Hyde Park inineH, of the Huckawantm
road, und of the l.eu scctt's Creek und Alar-
Vine mines of the Delaware and Hudson
Canal company wore paid yesterday.
Simon Harm-has, one of I he men charged
with feloniously assaulting John Kadetls
with n bllllitril cue Christmas nlxht in
Lukan's place, on l.loyd street, wad ad
mitted 4o ball yesterday in the sum of
ll.ouii with Patrick Sciinlon us surety.
Marriage licenses were Krunted yester
day to 1'asiniale Crottu und Kosu Miulu
2klesco, luinmore; Mlehuel 1). McL.oiiKhlin,
of Taylor, and Bridget o'ISiiiii. of Meruit
ton; William Ilnrtinan und Sophie Kuuer,
Bi runton; Michael Holuk und l.lz.le ('holy,
Tliroop; Adam Jeuzalonis and Antoiilna
"The Fenclnjf Master." which comes to
the Academy of .Music Saturday eveninK,
appeared at the (Irani! Opera House in
Svilkes-Hurre Wednesday matinee and
iiiBht to a tremendous audience. The op
era Is far better staged than ever before,
the chorus exceptionally slrontf and well
drilled and the stars even better than
when they last visited this city. The cos-
tumes ure all new und up to date.
In reference to the arrest of M. V.
O'Horo at the Instance of Thomas .May,
the latter says that they are both bar
tenders at the Delaware House and when
May went on duty ut midnight Tuesday
he conveyed to O'Horo tt messawe from
their employer, whereupon a companion
of O'Horo'H struck him (May). He re
turned the blow und then O'Horo Jollied
In the assault, knocked him down. Injured
Ills - c and eye and Jumped on his breast.
READY FOR TIIK CONTRACT.
Ilullder to Ho Named for tho Hoard of
Within a few days will be let the con
tract for bulltllriK the new nine-story
board of trade structuro on Linden
street, opposite the court house. De
tailed specifications and plans were
several weeks ago delivered to prospect
Assurance has been Riven by iron men
that their material can be delivered
within a month of the receipt of the
order. This fact Is an assurance that
the work will be performed rapidly and
added assurance Isi given by the fact
that builders have within a year learned
many things ubout Iron work which
will enable them In the future to per
form a greater amount of work within
a irlven time.
It Is rumored that Nov. 1 will be the
limit mentioned In the contract. The
committee of the Hoard of Trade build
ing; company will probably meet cn
DECEPTION TO THE JUDGES.
'Will Be Tendered by the Member of the
The Lackawanna Rar association has
decided to tender a reception to the
judges of the superior court some night
during: the week beginning January 13,
when the judges will be presiding In
A committee consisting of ex-Congressman
Lemuel Amerman, Major
, Kverett Warren, J. Alton Davis, ex
Penator M. K. Mc-Donall, Horace E.
, Hand, District Attorney John R. Jones
j and C. ComegiMtkhas been appointed to
arrange the concerning the re-
i ceptlon. ..'
I , The place where the reception will be
I held has not -yet been decided upon,
i It has been suggested that It be held In
1 the Elks' club rooms on Franklin ave
HL OLIVER'S LARGE IDEA
Wonts the City to Spend $150,000
for a Viaduct.
PLAN SI'KUNG IX COUNCILS
Ordinance Provide for Purchase of
Property on the South Side of West
to Pass First Heading.
Pommon Councilman Oliver, of the
Fifteenth ward, got his hundred-and-iit'ty-thousand-dollur
started last night In select council
where, after much wrannIitiE'. It was
passed one reading and then sent to lh
streets and bridges committee to be re
ported again next Thursday tiiht.
i inly eleven of the members. Just a
tiunrum, responded t tin roll-cull.
President Westpfuhl was absent, and
Mr. Siinderson, of the Thirteenth ward,
wua uuunimously chosen president pro
Inn. on motion of .Mr. Lansing. Dur
ing the reudlng of the minutes live
tardyinembersentciedthe chamber und
mado the total number present sixteen.
The viaduct ordinance was presented
by Mr. Williams, of the Fifth ward. Its
title provides "for Increasing the city
debt for the purpose of procuring lund
for and constructing a viaduct parallel
with West- Lackawanna avenue from
Seventh street to Ninth street und sub
mitting the question of such increase to
a vote of theeleetors thereof." The
body of the measure reuds:
Sec. 1. He It ordained, That for
the. purpose of constructing a viaduct
upon the southerly side of umi continuous
to West Lackawanna avenue, from Sev
enth street to Ninth street, in the four
teenth ward, und for the payment or com
pensation for property to be taken, in
jured or destroyed thereby, an increase of
the city debt, by Issue of city bonds in the
amount of Jl.'.O.OnO, is hereby authorized,
subject, nevertheless, to the consent of
tho electors of the city of Scranton us
Sec 2. The question of assenting to the
above proposed increase of the city debt
Fhull be submitted to a vote of the electors
of the city of Scranton ut the next en
suing general election occurring not les
than thirty duys after the passage of this
Sec. 3. After the passage of this ordi
nance, and at least thirty days before said
election, tho mayor shall publish a iiott-e
of the election hereby authorized in three
dally newspapers of the city, and the
statement required to be published In su"h
notice shall be furnished by the city con
troller. Referred to Committee.
The ordinance being printed, Mr. Wil
liams moved it be referred to tne streets
and bridges committee to be reported
forthwith, which proposal created a de
termined objection from Mr. Chitten
den, although favorable action was
taken by a vote of II) to 4, as follows:
Ayes Members Thomas. Williams,
Clark, Itoche, Sanderson, Hums, Coyne,
Lauer. McCann anil Fellows; nays
Durr, Chittenden. Schwenk and Munley.
Further objection was made by Mr.
Chittenden after the committee had re
ported favorably and Mr. Williams
moved Its passage on first reading, Mr.
Chittenden averred that options mid not
been secured on affected property and
that it was poor business policy to rush
through an ordinance providing for an
expenditure of $150,000. even though It
was to go no farther than a second read
ing. Mr. McCunn referred to tho reso
lution of the common branch directing
the city engineer to make plans and es
timate the cost, the estimate to be bused
upon options secured by u committee
composed of tho mayor, city controller
and city solicitor.
City Engineer Phillips was In the room
and asked If hlsestimate had been based
on options. He replied partly In the af
firmative and partly In the negative and
explained that he had mude his report
in compliance with the resolution In
view of the fact that the committee of
officials had not reported to him. Mr.
Williams' motion that the measure pass
first rending prevailed.
Mr. McCann opposed Mr. Chittenden's
motion that the ordlnnnce be referred
to committee for further Investigation
of cost, but was satisfied when Mr. Chit
tenden stiptilaV'd In his motion that the
committee make its report at next
Sniffer Claim Referred-
On motion of Mr. Chittenden the bill
of the Sniffer claim was referred to the
judiciary committee for investigation.
Ordinances reported favorably by the
license committee imposing nn annual
license of $50 on peddling business and
$75 for auctioneers were referred for
printing. 1 r ti
An important rule was adopted upon
the recommendation of the committee
on rules. It provides that all ordi
nances introduced in select council and
referred to committees shnll be printed
and placed upon council files before the
report of the committee, nnd that the
select council may proceed to the con
sideration of such ordinances on first
and second readings In the third order
The streets and bridges committee's
reeommendutlon that the name of Fel
lows street be changed to Luzerne
street and Luzerne street to Fellows
street was unanimously adopted.
For the sewers and drains committee
Mr. Thomas Introduced an ordinance
for a lateral sewer on Capouse avenue
near New York sreet. The committee's
recommendation that P. T. Mulligan
be awarded the contract for building a
lateral sewer on Penn avenue between
tireen Itldge and Delaware streets for
$S0.". was approved.
The nomination by thp mayor of W
T. Smith and 8. C. Logan for trustees
of the Scranton library for five years
from Jan. 1 was confirmed. The mayor s
nomination of J. W. Lisk for permanent
man of General Phinney Kngtne com
pany was confirmed.
The street commissioner's request
that $2,000 he transferred from some
source to the exhausted appropriation
for sewers and drains was referred to
the sewers and drulns committee with
instructions to prepare an ordinance
providing a transfer of funds if pos
sible. A communication from City Knglneer
Phillips, sent at the request of Common
Councilman Keller, of the Seventeenth
ward, stated that the approximate es
timate by the foot front rule for the
Irving avenue sewer failed to Include
the corner lot No. 12, Block 37, liable for
$103, which increased the assessments
of forty-foot lots $18.72. which the own
ers refuse to pay. Ilecause Mr. Mln
nlck. owner of the lot. had been previ
ously assessed for a branch Bewer, the
city engineer recommended that the city
pay the last assesment. The letter and
its accompanying resolution was re
ferred to committee.
Plans for Woman's Ward.
Plans for a woman's ward and cells
in the police department In the base
ment of the city hall were submitted by
Building Inspector Nelson with an es
timate of cost of $350. The matter was
referred to the pu'jllc building; commit
tee. A recommendation that the Barber
Asphalt company; be released from Its
five-year bond to keep Linden and Vine
streets and Cedar avenue in repair was
received from the street commissioner,
who wrote that the comiutny had com
piled with the provisions of Its contract.
The streets and bridges committee was
Instructed to report on the conditions of
the pavements Involved.
An ordinance providing for the pay
ment of Contractors Muldoon & Howie
for extra work on the Spruce street
bridge, amounting to $2,040.64, by a
transfer of an appropriation from the
fund for incidentals and judgments
passed two readings.
A resolution introduced by Mr. Koche
nnd providing that Attorney 8. H. Price.
City Engineer Philips. City Controller
Widmaycr and City Solicitor Torrey be
directed, in conjunction with a special
committee, to gather faces, papers und
other data relating to the controversy
with the Providence and Ablngton
Turnpike company and report to coun
cils, prevailed. The chair appointed
Messrs. Roche, Manley and Lansing to
serve on the committee.
An adjournment was made to next
WILL BE. REORGANIZED.
Choral I'nion and Cfmrodorlon Singers
to Meet Wednesday.
Next Wednesday evening in Railroad
Young Men's Christian association hall
the Scranton Choral I'nion, which won
the $j,(KI0 prize at the World's Fair Eis
teddfod in IMKI, will be reoi'Kanixed.
Members of the Cyinrodorlon Society
will be asked to Join with the members
of the Choral I'nion In forming: an or
ganization to be composed of 1100 picked
The primary object In reorganizing
the choir is to rehearse Handel's great
oratorio, "Messiah," which will be sung
In this city about Easter time for the
benefit of the Railroad Young Men's
Christian association building and fur
nishing fund. Where the oratorio will
be sung in this city bus not yet been de
cided upon. Professor Haydn Evans
will be the conductor of the new choir
and In speaking ubout its reorganization
lust night he said:
"It Is the Intention to produce the
'Messiah' in the very best manner pos
sible and with a full orchestra accom
paniment. We have the voices here and
1 think we can give the oratorio In a
way that will be gratifying to the pub
lic. There have been muny requests
that a large, permanent choir be organ
ized here and If the public shows a de
sire to support such an organization it
will become permanent ufter ve have
sung the "Messluh."
There Is a strung possibility that the
choir will also sing the "Messiah" in
Hlnghumton, Hufl'alo and possibly one
or two e'her places for the benefit of the
Kullroud Young Men's Christian asso-
i elation building and furnishing; fund of
; this city, but that matter has not been
j definitely decided upon us yet. It is
thought, however, that a large sum of
money could he raised for this) worthy
I object by such a series of concerts.
The outlook ut the present time for a
I new Railroad Young Men's Christian
I asssoclatlon building is very bright at
! present and Secretary Penrsall. of that
association, said yesterday that by next
summer he expected to see the associa
tion housed in a new and more connno-
dious building erected on the site of the
I present structure. Plans originally
drawn for the building are now being
SCRANTON MAN HURT.
Injured in a Konnwny Accident Near
C. P. Derrick, of Scranton. who has
been organizing branch unions of u
Scranton building nud loan association
In this place and surrounding towns,
says the Montrose Sentinel, met with
un accident the first of last week, which
nearly cost him his life.
Mr. Derrick had been in Kush for sev
eral days, completing the organization
of a union and on Monday he accepted
a ride with two gentlemen In a light
buggy. They had gone but a little way
when the king-bolt broke and precipi
tated the occupants to the frozen
ground, Mr. Derrick striking first and
the others on top of him.
Mr. Derrick sustained a serious scalp
wound, his ornt was broken, and, it was
feared was injured internally. Derrick
Is being cared for In Hush and every
thing possible is being done for him.
It has since been learned that Sir.
Derrick has greatly Improved.
NO COMPLAINTS TO MAKE. ,
Service of the Curriers In This City Very
Postmaster F. M. Vanillins received
a letter yesterday from J. H.
Jones, the first assistant post
muster general, stating that the
investigation of the free delivery
service by secret agents of the post
office department concluded December
11 showed that the service In this city
was in a most satisfactory condition.
The agents found no complaints to
make against the carriers nave the
form In which the dally reports of a few
of them were made out. When It Is
considered that there are thirty-four
mull carriers In this city nnd that the
two ugents of the department were In
the city from November 20 until De
cember IS the letter of the first assistant
postmaster general Is In reality a com
pliment to the ellKiency of the service
of the carriers In this city.
The Inspectors who were In this city
recently cume from Toledo.
TEA GIVEN BY MRS. SEYBOLT.
Those Who Assisted Her in Receiving
A tea was given by Mrs. Calvin Sey
bolt yesterday from 4 to 6 and 8 to 11
o'clock for her daughters. Miss Seybolt
and Miss Romulne Seybolt. Mrs. Frank
M. Spencer, Mrs. J. L. Wentz and Mrs.
L. (1. Laliurr assisted In receiving.
At the table In the dining room were
Mrs. James McDougal. of West Pitts
ton, and Mrs. Frank Connell. who were
assisted by Miss Cooper, of West Pitts
ton; Miss Emma Bradley, of Newburg,
N. Y. ; Miss Annie Davis and Miss tlrace
GOOD COMEDY DRAMA.
In Old .Maine Produced by a Hood Corn
pan? at Davis' Theater.
Dan Darielgh and an excellent com
pany of players, presented "In Old
Maine" at Davis' theatre yesterday. It
was a very entertaining performance
and deserves a large patronage. The
play Is a comedy drama with a refresh
ing infusion of specialties. The eccen
tricities of Mr. Durlelgh keep the aud
ience In continual good humor. Dances,
comic songs, muke up a very good en
tertainment. The fudal contortions of
Miss Hazel Darielgh and her general
good work was a feature. Others who
act well are C. D. Cuplne, Mrs. E. E.
Wilkin and Miss Nellie Heimer.
An orchestra of eight pieces; accom
panies the show. They give individual
solos and descriptive selections between
the acts. The performance will be re
peated this and tomorrow evenings with
SISTER JOACHIM DEAD.
Teacher in St. Patrick's Parochial School
on the West Side.
Sister Joachim died at the convent on
Jackson street early yesterday morn
ing. Her name in the world was Miss
Bridget Dorsey. She was from Over
ton, Sullivan county, where three sis
ters survive her.
Sister Joachim was 26 years old and
became a noviate In Carbondale in 1887.
When she took the final vows she was
assigned to St. Pntrlck's parochial
school on the West Side.
The funeral will take place at 9.30
o'clock tomorrow morning In St. Pat
rick's church when a requiem mass will
be celebrated. Burial will be made in
the Hyde Park Catholic. cemetery.
PATRICK KENNY KILLED
Struck by the Engine of a Passenger
Train at1-: Steel Works.
HE WAS THROWN TWENTY FEET
When lie Fell His Skull Was Crashed in
in Above the Hljht Kyo Cars
Severed Una Leg from
Patrick Kenney, of Cedar avenue. In
the upner portion of the Twentieth
ward, near Mlnnoka. was struck and
killed by the engine of the 9.20 passen
ger train last night on the Delaware
and Hudson railroad at the lower en
trance to the South Steel works.
The deceased was employed as a fire
man at the mill since the time it was
built and when he met his death he was
going out of the yard, across the rail
road tracks to a small building where
oil is kept, for the purpose of Retting a
can of oil.
He was in the middle of the track
when the pilot struck him and sent him
twenty feet forward; he fell so the
train passed over one of his legs and
severed It from his body. The wound
which caused death was above the right
eye. The skull wus there crushed in.
When the train went by and he was
picked up the life hud not left Ills body
but he wus unconscious. The Lacka
wanna ambulance was summoned, but
before it reached the mill he was dead.
1'ndertiiker E. 11. Jordan wua sent for
and he took charge of the remains and
removed them to the late home on Cedar
avenue opposite Simpson & Co's. new
silk mill. The deceased was between
it) and 10 years of age and leaves a
wife and six children. Alderman John
E. O'Muliey, of the Twentieth ward. In
the absence of Coroner Kelley, ordered
the body to be removed home.
CELEBRATED THE EVENT.
Mr. and Mr. W illiam Conncll Married
l'ort Tour Years Ago Yesterday.
The anniversary of the marriage of
Mr. and Mrs. William Connell forty
four years ago at Mlnersvllle. Schuylkill
county, was celehruted last night at
their residence, corner of Clay avenue
und Vine street. The affair was most
informal, there being present only a
few friends outside the immediate fam
ily and relatives. Refreshments were
served by Huntington, and impromptu
vocal and instrumental selections were
rendered by the following artists of the
Elm Park church choir: Mr. and Mrs.
J. Alfred Pennington, Miss Winifred
Sullivan. Miss Elsie Vandervort, Alfred
Wooler and Richard Thomas.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J.
I. Connell, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Con
ncll, Mr. und Mrs. J. S. MeAnulty, Mr.
und Mrs. C. R. Connell. Mr. and Mrs.
A. 13. Connell, Mr. und Mrs. C. W. Ful
ton. Theodore E. Connell. Ezra II. Con
nell, Mayor and Mrs. W. L. Connell, Dr.
and Mrs. A. .1. Connell, Mr. and M.'S. H.
A. Connell, Miss Jessie Connell, Jessie
L. and Willie C. Dlmmlck, of Chicago;
Miss Anna McAnulty.Rev. Dr. and Mrs.
W. 11. Pearce, Miss Pearoe, Ralph
Pearce, Mrs. E. II. Hippie, Miss Honle
Ripple, Ezra Ripple. Miss Sally Weis
entitle, I!. R. Weisenflue, Miss Blanche
farmer, of Strottdsburg; Dr. and Mrs.
W. O. Fulton, Dr. Kenton Fulton, of
Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Jones,
Miss Edith Jones, Mr. Rnd Mrs. W, L.
Henwood, (leorge M. Dcwltt, Mr. and
Mrs. F. P. Christian.
NEW BACHELOR COMMITTEE.
Hunt Has llccn Chosen President
for One Year.
At a meeting of the Buchelors last
night in the otlice of the president. II,
P. Simpson, a committee was selected to
conduct the ISM bull, and a financial
report was made by A. G. Hunt, the
The following committee was chosen:
President, A. II. Hunt; secretary, B. E.
Watson, treasurer, James Itlair, jr.;
J. M. Boles und J. W. Decker. Mr.
Hunt's report as treasurer showed,
practically, that the expenses of the ball
will be met by the receipts: the balance
may be a few dollars credit or debit.
The retirement of Mr. Simpson, H. W.
Kingsbury and Major J. W. Onkford
from the committee was accompanied
by emphatic protests from all quarters.
With Mr. Hunt and Mr. Watson they
had made the 1S95 ball an event of un
usual richness and beauty and they
were urged to continue longer. The
three, however, wished to make way
for a younger element, who they felt
would succeed under the leadership of
one so experienced and competent as
BEFORE APPRAISER PAINE.
Matter of Collateral Inheritance Tax on
Hundley Dstnto Considered.
A heating took place yesterday after
noon in the olllce of Register of Wills
Hopkins pertaining to the appraise
ment of the John Hundley estate for
collateral Inheritance tax.
Insurance Agent II. E. Paine Is the
nppralser appointed by the register.
The estate was represented by ex-Con-gresman
Lemuel Amerman and John T.
Richards, two of the executors; Attor
ney T. P. Hoban representing St. Pat
lick's Orphan npylum; nnd the Ilouse of
the Oood Shephejd, Attorney A. D.
Dean, In the Interest of some of the boys
nnd girls whose tuition Is being paid
for; Judge Ward, city solicitor of Win
chester, W. Va., and Captain Krebs,
president of Winchester council.
Tlie parties all talked together about
what part of the Judge's estate Is tax
able in this way, but Mr. Paine gave no
decision in the matter.
THREE CARS RAN AWAY.
They Were Loaded with Pig Iron and
Caused Much Damage.
Three cars loaded with pig iron broke
away from the locomotive on the nar
row gauged track above the blast fur
nuee yesterday, and they dashed down
at a high rata of speed until they reached
the curve In the rear of Mrs. M. Robin
son's brewery, where they left the track
and went down a high embankment,
landing on a small wooden bridge that
crosses the Roaring Brook and is used
by the company.
The runaway cars struck the bridge
with such Impact as to break it down
and it will have to be rebuilt. The loss
is probably $150. The cars sturted from
above the blast furnace and pursued
the track thut skirts the high wull and
runs to the South works.
It was fortunate that no street cars
were passing' when the cars crossed
FELL FROM A BREAKER.
David Williams, of 1'cckvllle, Serious j
David Wrlll!ams, of Peckvllle. a car
penter, twenty-six years of age, fell
from a scaffolding to the ground, a dis
tance of eighteen feet, at Johnson's
breaker, In Peckvllle, yesterday.
His left leg was broken at the ankle.
He Is resting comfortably at the Lacka
CLASSES TO RESUME.
Many Applications for .Membership in Y,
W. C. A. nymnasltim Classes.
The gymnasium classes of the Young
Women's Christian Association, are
again taking up the work after the holi
day vacation. Several applications for
membership in a beginners class have
been received. There is now an oppor
tunity given for those who desire to
join the different classes.
The schedule Is as follows:
Children, . beginners, Saturday, 10
a, m.; children, advanced, ,Wedr
nesday, 4.15 p. m. and Saturday 11
a. m.; Misses, Mondays and Thursdays,
4.15 p. in.; ladles', beginners, Mondays
ud Thursdays. S p. m.; beginners,
Tuesdays and Fridays. 11 a. in.; begin
ners, Tuesdays and Fridays. 2.S0 p. m.:
advanced, Tuesdays and Fridays, 4.15
.Maa with Several Names Arrested at
Montrose for Sharp Practices.
C. II. Miller, alias C. E. Williams,
whose place of residence is unknown,
was arraigned before Justice of the
Peace Courtrlght at Montrose yesterday
on a charge preferred by L. B. Powell
& Co., of this city. Miller's operations
were conducted in Bear Swamp, Mld
dlctown and other hamlets in the west
ern part of Susquehanna county, where
he represented himself as C. E. Whltte
more of the firm of Powell & Co.
Mr. Whlttemore. who was there to
prosecute the lmposter, stated that he
knew of many Instances where Miller
had tuned pianos and also endeavored
to make sales of musical Instruments
falsely claiming to be Whlttemore. Mr.
Whlttemore Becured an affidavit from
Miller in which he acknowledged his
guilt and states that he has never
been In the employ of Powell & Co and
had never seen Mr. Whlttemore until
Nothing In the statutes exactly covers
the offenses charged and Justice Court
right gave the man his freedom as Mr.
Whlttemore hitl no desire to prosecute
him. When last seen he was headed
due north for York state.
SECOND SACRED CONCERT.
Will Re (liven Sunday Evening in Collcgo
The second sacred concert under the
auspices of Prof. W. P. Schilling and tho
choir of St. Peter's cathedral will be
given Sunday evening In St. Thomas
college hall. Rev. F. P. McNally, of the
West Side, will lecture during the even
ing on Haydn. Besides the members of
the choir, those who will take part 'd
assist in the concert are: Miss Lulu
Spleske, concert pianist of Hartford,
Conn.; Alfred Wooler, solo tenor at Elm
Park church; R. J. Thomas, solo bass at
Elm Park church; Miss Sadie Dougher
ty, alto singer; the Scranton Suenger
runde, and the choir of St. Mary's
church, Dunmure. Miss Lillian C. A.
Hammctt will be the accompanist.
All holders of season tickets will get
checks at Loftus & Melvln's drug store.
The programme will be as follows:
1. "The Msrvious Work," solo and
chorus (from Creutlou) Haydn
Florence M. Schilling und Cathedral
t. Lecture on Haydn. .Hcv. E. P. McNally
3. (a) Nocturne, Opus, lu, No. 2 Chopin
(b) Melodle Moshownkl
4. Am Amersae, mule schorus Lunger
Scranton Saengerrundo; Schmidt, director.
5. "Feur Not Yea, O, Israel". Dudley Buck
4. Qlorla (from Fourth Mass) Lejeal
St. Mary's choir; P. Peusser, director.
7. "In This Celestial Dwelling", ., .Mozart
H. J. Thomas.
$. Polonaiie, Opus. M Chopin
I. Alto solo Sadie Douifherty
10. "The Lord Is Great," terzett und
chorus (from Creation) Haydn
Florence M. Sohllllng, Alfred Wool
er, it. J. Thomas and Cathe
DEATH IN THE MINES.
Shown in the Inspector's Report for
Mine Inspector Blewltt's report of ao
accldenta for 1S95 was finished yester
day, the number was, considering the
Increase of the coal output, proportion
ately less than the year preceding.
A sumary of the report follows, und
shows October, November and Decem
ber the most fatal months of the year:
f.9 51 3
u r- it i
31 i 114
3 11 1
GALE'S STRANGE ST0RT.
Says That He Was Kobbed of S75 by
lootpads at providence.
F. II. Gale was committed to the
county jail yesterday by Alderman
Wright in default of $.100 bail on the
charge of embezzling the sum of $73
from the Singer Sewing .Machine com
pany. The warrant for the urrest of
Gale was sworn out by A. J. Mitchell,
the resident agent of the company.
He alleges that Uale, who Is a man
about $40 years of age and a resident of
the South Side, was employed to col
lect for the company and that he failed
to pay over to the company $75 thut he
In his defense Gale said that he col
lected tho money on Monday In the
North End and that while traveling
through that part of the city near the
Notch on that evening he was waylaid
and robbed. He was unable to say who
robbed him and did not enter a com
plaint with the police at the time or
make an effort to have the footpads
brought to Justice.
Exercises Were Held Last Night In
The Swiss Mannerchor of Scranton
celebrated Christmas with, exercises
last evening at Platter's hall on Lacka
wanna avenue. This Is an organization
which has been In existence only a few
years, but it Is established on a nourish
The hall was grandly decotated with
evergreens and patriotic colors. At the
stage wus a large Christmas tree
reaching from the floor to the ceiling,
decked with ornaments and loaded
down with gifts, which were after
wards distributed among those present.
The opening speech was mude by the
president of the Mannerchor. John Hos
hard. Then there were singing and
speech making. The enjoyment lasted
, Cut It Out.
In tomorrow's Tribune will appear the
second Issue of the Freenmn Munufuc
Ing company Coupon, which Is good for
THIRD .MAN WANTED.
Resolution Adopted Last 'tght by ttio
Phoenix lloso Company.
Officers to serve -until next January
were elected last evening at a meeting
of the 1'hoenlx Hose compuny. A reso
lution was passed which will be submit
ted to councils asking for the appoint
ment of an additional man for the
chemical engine. At present the driver
and the engineer are the only ones In
charge of the engine. The former bus
to handle the team and the latter has
to look after the engine. There Is no
one to take the hose nnd go with It to
the location of the fire until some of
tho members of the company nrrive.
Lincoln Tillman, the colored member
of the Phoenix nnd one of the most
faithful men In the department, was
recommended for the position of third
man. Mr. Tillman has run with the
company over a dozen years.
The officers chosen are as follows:
President, E. N. Shlrer; vice president,
F. P. Yoos; secretary, Charles Baker;
treasurer, C. M. Ztzclman; trustees, P.
F. Yoos, F. W. Blocum, B. F. Moore;
foreman, Charles H. Schadt; assistant
foreman, Fred Yoos; pipeman, Lincoln
Tillman; first assistant, Lorenz p.
Zrldler; second assistant, Thomas Mel
ville; third assistant. Arthur Spencer;
driver. T. D. Campbell; engineer, James
SCRANTON BUSINESS COLLEGE
Both sessions will reopen on Monday
Still another application for a book
keeper; also one for a stenographer.
Have you seen the new Journal yet?
If not, write for It.
The daily mail Is very heavy now.
Many are the congratulatory letters re
ceived and many are the students that
will enter during January.
H. D. Ruck was for eight years tho
head teacher of the then only business
college in the city, and A. It. Whitmore
was for a number of years his associ
ate. These gentleman have, therefore,
educated the great majority of the
young book-keepers In this part of the
country. It is because of what they
have done in the past that the Sccran
ton Business college Is meeting with
such wonderful succecss. "Success Is
the reward of merit."
A Happy New Year
AT REDUCED PRICES.
W. W. BERRY, JEWELER
4 1 7 Lackawanna Ave.
20 Per Cent
on odd lots of
231 Penn Ave. Opp. Eaptlst Church.
By Calling at
HU-J36 WVOMINU AVE.
NOM GIVEN TO CHILDREN.
laelndlnit the palnlaan extracting of
teats by au entirely new prooeaa
S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.t
121 SPBUCE SIKH.
Owing to the warm weather
our stock is large and our
prices low. We will sell
for less than skins cost. Our
prices are too low to mention.
Wc will sell our
at your own prices.
1 38 Wyoming Avenua.
dough & Warren,
And Lower Grades at
Very Low Prices.
J. LAWRENCE STELLE,
303 SPRUCE STREET.
Costs more than cheap
stuff but worth it
keeps you well, strong
and happy. A full line
to select from.
412 Spruce, 203 LacL
School of Elocution
MR. AND MBS. L 1 RICHARDS,
M loi Ml el fliiiciul.
ROOMS 27 AND 28, BURR BUILDING,
Wnsliiugtou Ac, Scranton, Fa.
ire It PrMiit tbt Mint Popular ana rrafemd M
Wirarooms: Opposite lolumbu Monument,
90S Washington Av. Soranten.PaJ
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