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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TBIDAY MORNING, , JANUARY 17, 18!).
'-. Pure and Sure." V
"The results obtained by the use of Cleveland's
Baking Powder have always been satisfactory." '
FaXMB M. FAUiEK, Principal Boston Caokiug Sihool.
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Avo.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
YOUR LINEN ,
' . WHEN LAUNDRIED
OF ODD PAIRS
Lace, Tapestry "
Short Ends of
AT ABOUT HALF THE REGULAR PRICES.
I27 WYOMING IVENUZ.
Tho Girls' Krlemlly society of St. Luke's
'KplHoopul fhurrh has offered to furnish
him- room In the new limine for the Frlt nd-
The Driving Park Skating- association
Will Klve Its receipts ttil.4 afternoon and
evening- to the Home for the Friendless
fund. Admission 10 vents.
' The Board of Trade Real Estate com
pany directors will meet at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, when the contract for erecting
the new building; will be awarded.
The Markay Comic Opera company
will sins "Kra Dluvalo" at the Aeadomy
of Music tonight. KeRular prices prevail,
and tne performance is meritorious.
The members of John R. Fordham Prohl
liltlon league are confidently expected to
attend a meeting or the league this even
ing at 8 o'clock In the annex of the United
Uvungellcal church, on Capo use avenuo
Marriage licenses were granted yester
day to Dennis 1'ysi and Huska Koltka.
both of Olyphant; John S. avis. and
Mary 11. W ami. both of Jd wardsvllle
,uerne ocunty: John Nolan and Bridget
Kennehun, Hcrunton; Alek lube and Julia
J) u be, both of Wlnlon.
Sheriff's deedswere acknowledged In
open court yesterday as follows: To
Ueorge It. Carson, for H'i.IW, the lot of land
in Huranton. the urooertv of Xhnmns H.
John, administrator of the estate of Thom
as John. To the First National bunk, for
$125, the property In the North Knd of
John uaybourne. To fcMwur.l Koblnsou
for S1.KU0. the property of Martin Wovsn-
ner. To Mary Gannon, for $-"jr.. the prop
erty In Scranton of John Uannon. To
the German Building and Loan associa
tion. No. 6, for $2,200. the property of
J. J. Hllhelmer in PrlceDiirg.
MISS DICKSON'S DEUUT.
Given Yesterday by Mrs,
M. R. Kays.
Mrs. M. R. Kays gave a tea yesterday
afternoon at her home. 16fifi Sanderson
avenue. It was a coining outtaffair for
Miss Komaln Dickson. They were as
sisted In receiving by Mrs. J.-R. Ford
ham (Mrs. Kays' mother) and Mrs. Ed
win B. Franklin. The debutante was
pimply gowned in organdie over blue
silk and carried a large bunch of pink
roses. Mrs. Kays wore white black
dotted taiTeta trimmed with black vel
vet and chiffon. Mrs. Fordham "wore
a black silk drets, and Mrs. Franklin
wore her wedding gown.
Miss Sanderson and Mrs. Selili'ii Blair
presided at the dirflng room table, which
was given a green and white effect by
the artistic use of hyacinths, pinks and
maidenhair. They were assisted by
Misses Fordham. Lindsay. Hull and Grace
.Williams. Mrs. Russell poured tea,
and about the rooms were Mrs. J. K.
Burr, of Carbondale; Mrs. Henry Van
Bergen, Mrs. J. L. Dickson, Mrs. J. 13.
Van Bergen and Mrs. A. C. Kays.
Among those present from out of
town were Miss Fordham, of Pittson;
Miss Brown and Miss Lindsay, of
Scotland, and the following from Car
bondale: Mrs. James Stott. Miss Baker,
Mrs. Clarence Spencer, Mrs. Daniel
Scurry, Mrs. Wiliam McMullen, Mrs.
Alfred Pascoe, Mrs. Charles Lee, Mrs.
John Niles, Miss Mame Watt. Miss Jo
sephine Burr and Mrs. Frank Burr.
. MOST PECULIAR BROTH E.
Had a Deed for Uls Brother's Lot .Mad
Oat In Ills own Nam.
An action In ejectment waa begun In
the office of Prothonotary Pryor yester
day by Attorneys liu Islander A Vos
burg, representing John Holmes,
against his brother, Thomas Holmes.
roach bought a lot side by side on
Bloom avenue In the Third ward and
when the payments were about cleared
up John gave Thomas, as Is alleged, the
money due and told him when he was
settling up for his lot he might Just an
well get a deed for him, too. for his
Thomas took the money and got a
deed for each lot and had them made
out in his own name, it is alleged.
WORK OF THE SAME GANG.
They Passed Counterfeit Fle Dollar Bills
at WUIIasasporl sad Plttston.
1 Charles Perone and Charles Palmer,
the Sicilians who were committed to the
county Jail Wednesday by United
States commissioner a. j. coioorn, are
ve been operating extensively tn tnis
I The men
were arrested wniie en-
Seavortng to pass a counterfeit $3 note
Plttston storekeeper, cniet-of-
Police Loftus of that city took the men
into custody and information against
them waB lodged before Mr. Colborn
who committed the men to Jail to await
further hearing. In their possession
were found counterfeit 3 notes that
showed much cleverness in their manu
During the early part of the. week
WUIIamsport and its vicinity were
llooded with counterfeit )5 bills that are
supposed to be of the same Issue as
those circulated by the men arrested at
Plttston. The men who "shoved the
lueer" at WUIIamsport are described
as Italians and they have, thus fur
evaded arrest. '
htelieving that the Plttston and WU-
liamsport counterfeit circulators are
part of the same gang. Deputy United
States Marshal Frank Robling has sent
to WUIIamsport for one of the coun
terfeit bills circulated there for the pur
pose or comparing It with the bills
found on Perone and Palmer.
JOHN HOLLERAN BEHEADED.
lie Met a Terrible Ueath In No. 5 Shaft
John Holleran met with n terrible
death In the No. b shaft of the Penn
sylvania Coal company at ' Dunmore
He was engaged In transferring mules
from the barn In the second vein to th
third vein where they were used In
hauling cars and after getting a load
of mules off the carriage at the third
vein gave the signal to hoist.
What happened then Is not exactly
known but it is supposed that he at
tempted to get off the carriage while
it was in motion and was caught be
tween the cage and the Hiding;
His head was severed from the body
and remained on the carriage while the
trunk fell down into the sump.
i no nrst intimation his fellow work
men had of the awful death that over
took Holleran was when the carriage
reached the surface and they saw; his
head resting on the carriage floor in a
pool of blood that flowed from the sev
ered veins and arteries. i
In a few minutes the trunk was re
covered from the sump and the remains
carried to Holleran's home on Pine
street. He Is survived by a wife and
Mine Inspector Blvwltt was notified
of the accident and went to the mine
and made an investigation which sat
isfied him that death was accidental. .
FUND IS GROWING.
New Contributions Received in Aid of the
The following contributions to th
Armenian fund have been received by
the treasurer of the ministers' coinmit-
ice since tne last report:
uasn collection at First Presbyterian
church $ 84 17
Cash collection Green Kldge Presby
terian church , G2 2i
Cash collection Plymouth Congrega
tional church ;3 00
Cash collection North Main Avenue
Haptlat church s 81
J. Henjamin Dlmmlck MUM
Louise 11. Dlmmlck Won
James A. Linen , 10 oo
A J.ady A no
A. W. Dickson 5 on
"In His Name" , fi no
Mrs. C K. Robinson r no
Mrs. V. 8. Weston 5 00
C. W. Klrkpatrlck 6 00
K. Coursen 6 00
A , Friend 2 So
A Friend ..... 1 0l
K. It. Welscnflue 1 00
Norman McLeod (twenty loaves of
Previously acknowledged 133 SO
H. M. Boies, Treasurer.
COL. WATTERSON TONIGHT.
Will Lecture on Abraham l.lneoln at the
This evening the distinguished lec
turer. Colonel Henry Watterson, will be
at the Frothlngham and deliver his fa
mous lecture on "Abraham Lincoln"
for the benefit of the Pennsylvania Oral
school. There has been a large advance
sale of seats and the Indications are
thut the famous son of Kentucky will
be greeted tonight by and audience
composed of the most representative
citizens of the city.
Watterson's estimate of the life of
Lincoln Is said to be one of the truest
yet given to the public and the story Is
told with the eloquent embellishments
of the natural orator. Those who fall
to hear Mr. Watterson will miss one of
the best lectures heard in the city in
The colonel arrives In the city at ii.SO
this evening and will be at the Wyom
ing during his stay here.
THE FATAL CARD.
Bo Produced by n Company I'ndcr
the Direction of Julias Cshn.
One of the greatest successes of this
and last season In the metropolitan
cities has been "The Fatal Card." Pro
duced In New York city It took the town
by storm and In two days It was the
sensation of the hour dramatically.
The same piece is to be the attraction
at the Frothlngham next Saturday
night, and If it does not draw the
throngs that have been stirred to pat
ronage elsewhere, then it can be said
an event with oceans of praise and
months of prosperity behind it. Indeed,
loses the effectiveness of Its reputation
"The Fatal Card" Is In four acts, and
tells a thrilling story that begins in the
Rocky Mountain region, and ends In
London, making it international In ar
tlon. An excellent company under
Julius Cahn's direction has been pro
vided, and the play will be given the
same settings that it had at Palmer's
theater. New York.
New Family Hotel.
S. M. Nash, for many years fhe pro
prietor of the Wyoming house and
Lackawanna Valley house, will be the
proprietor of a new family hotel to be
erected for him on Adams avenue near
Mulberry street. It will be built by
HtTYLER'B COCOA AND CHOCO
LATES are unsurpassed for their
purity and dellciousness of flavor. All
Want a Plctsre?
On third page we talk about framed
pictures at price of glass alone. Head
and come. Rexford's. 213 Lack's ave.
. .Mffleers of District Cpaneil.
At a district council of .the Young
Men's Institute at Manley's hall. Dun
more, Wednesday evening, the follow
ing officers were elected: Vice-president.
John J. purkln; secretary, Mr.
Gilmarttn: treasurer. M. . J. Grady;
board of directors. J. L Gaynor, P. F.
McCoy, R. J. Mulkerln.
The Tribune Fund for the Home for
the Friendless Is growing, but It ought
to grow a great deal more rapidly.
Have you contributed to It? '
BASE BftLL SEASON PLANS
Scranton Club's New Owners Met and
W.C. I'AKKE IS THE PRESIDENT
Old Park to Bo Iscd-Will Bo Rebuilt.
"Porkcy" Brooks Will' Assist .Man
ager Monermott Who Attended
M. H. McDermott, of Fall River.
Mass., the new manager of the Scranton
base ball club of the Rastern league,
was here yesterday and In- conference
with the new owners. His comlnar has
resulted In well defined plans for the
season which indicates for this city
base ball on a businesslike and popular
scale and promises a first-class lot of
players if money and effort can procure
At a meeting1 held yesterday In the
office of H. I. Simpson the following
officers were elected: AV. O. Parke,
president; Thomas R. Brooks, secre
tary and treasurer; John H. Brooks, as
sistant secretary and treasurer. The
other shareholders are H. P. Simpson,
F. 8. Barker. C. K. Wade and O. H.
Memorv. The charter was obtained
December 2:t under tne name or me
Scranton Athletic association, which is
capatallzed at 110.000. Yesterday the
lease, franchise and other effects pur
chased nt sheriff's sale by Mr. Simpson
from the old association were trans
ferred to the Scranton Athletic asso
ciation. The selection of Mr. Parke for presi
dent will be received with more or less
surprise as it was srenerally bellevml the
olllce would be tilled by Mr. Simpson.
who waa Instrumental in forming- the
new organization of- owners and who
is believed to hold the largest block of
stock. Mr. Parke, however, was chosen
for the presidency In order to permit
Mr. Simpson to perform certain work,
which would be hampered If he occupied
John H. Brooks, the assistant secre
tary and treasurer, is the popular
"Porkey" Brooks, the younsest son of
Reese J. Brooks. His ofllce Is a. new
one in base ball, but In this Instance
was created foq an Important purpose.
He will be the direct representative of
the owners In dealing with Manager
MrDerrnott after the season opens arid
will work In conjunction with him; he
will hove charge of the grounds and
tickets and will execute the orilvrs of
the association. Last year he was
r-aptaln. and shortstop of the Princeton
varsity base ball team, and his knowl
edge of the game, it is thought. will
make him a valuable aide to Manager
McDerniott. . ;
Old (irnnnds.Will lie t'scd.
At yesterday's meetinpr It was prac
tically settled to occupy Inst years
grounds. A proposition from the Scran
ton Driving Park association was not
considered, as the distance of the park
from the business section of the- city
makes the location undesirable.' If the
new association' had been formed as
early as last November a park might
have been located on the site of the old
driving purk on Providence road, but
the season Is now ho far advanced It
was considered unwise to attempt to
plan and build a grandstand and level
tho ground, as some serious mistakes
might be made In the hurry.
In view of the fact that the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western company
has refused to lease additional strips
of land alone the two ends or westerly
side of the present park, the plot will
has'e to be used with Its present dimen
sions, buf the fencing, grundstand
bleachers, ticket ofllce, entrances and
surroundings are to be so altered and
Improved that the old cranks will not
recognize the place and scores of new
enthusiasts will undoubtedly be at
tracted to the games.
An L w 111 be added to the present
grandstand and extended at an angle
oarallel to the first bane line. Along
the fence back of first base and toward
the new L of the grandstand will be
built new bleachers. The present
bleachers to the left of the main en
trance will be continued in service. All
the present fencing, carriage-way,
ticket office and entrance are to be torn
down. In their stead will be built an en
trance where three passage ways can
be utilised on a special day. At this
point a fence will be built Inward, thus
providing more room on the sidewalk.
There will be a new ticket office at the
entrance and a business ofllce for the
olllcers beneath the grandstand.
Altogether the fencing nd other
woodwork throughout the park will be
thoroughly renovated and painted, and
the diumond and outfield will be made
as perfect as possible, thus insuring: an
attractive resort rather than the old
place of horror for persons who wish
to be comfortable "when the home club
There- Will Ho a Preparatory Sraion.
By April 15 and possibly three days
earlier Manager McDermott will have
the players together in this city and
will start with them for a two weeks'
practice trip preparatory to the regular
league games, which will probably be
gin about May 7. The schedule has not
been made, but It will undoubtedly pro
vide for the first games of the season
on about the above date; until then the
players will not be permitted to play
here. As many us eighteen men may
be taken on the practice trip, and tho
season will be started with not less
than fifteen. Practice games have al
reudy been arranged with Harvard and
lirown universities. Fall River and New
Bedford, of the New Kngland league,
and Trenton and Jersey City, of the
Of last year's players the following
have signed 1S96 Scranton contract!:
Frank Ward, second base; "Pete" Eag-'
an, left field; "Pat" Meaney, fielder
and pitcher; "Tommy" Johnson, pitch
er. Those on the reserve list, but not
signed, are "Dan" Stearns, first base;
William Sweeney, shortstop; "Jack"
Huston, third base, and "Dick" Brown,
pitcher. All these except Hrown were
on the team at the close of last season.
Brown is on the blacklist for refusing
to play. He Jumped the city early in
the season and played later In the Vir
ginia league Under an assumed name.
Manager McDermott, who leaves the
city today on a trip south for several
players, will try and locate Brown and
induce him to play.
New players signed are James Mr
Ouire, th rd baseman, late of the Arn
sterdams; K L. Bradley, outfielder, late
of the Richmond; Edward Rafrerty,
catcher, late of the Oloversvllles; John
Hess, catche. late of Carbondale; W.
E. Heller, sht-rtstop. late of the Michi
gan league; F.uward Herr. pitcher, late
of the Norfolks; J. B. Sherer, fielder,
late of the Roanokes, and John Cron
In, pitoher, on trial with Brooklyn.
These number twelve under contract
and four reserved, a total of sixteen
available players, or fifteen, if Brown
cannot be found.
Manager McDermott Is on track of
a fielder, pitcher and two first base
men. If one of the latter is engaged.
Stearns will be released. McDermott'a
trip for players will occupy nearly a
week. He will then return to Fail
River preparatory to coming to Scran
ton on Feb. 1 to remain here perma
nently. SYMPHONY CONCERT.
Proceeds Ars to Go to the Homo for tho
Friendless Fnnd. - -
The Symphony Orchestra society
concert to be given for the benefit of
the Home for the Friendless on Janu
ary 28 already promises to be the great
success It deserves. Of the Home for
the Frendless and Us present heeds It
la unnecessary to speak. Of the artis
tic merit of the concert It Is difficult to
add to the commendation -accorded
last Year's concert by all who heard It.
As Is known this concert was in prepy
ration long; before the present disas
ter to the Home for the Friendless
made its needs so Imperative as to call
forth the generous offer of the Pym?
phony society. The orchestra has been
earnestly studying: for months under
the leadership of Mr. Theodore Hem
bergcr and has attained a proficiency
which warrants the prediction that
their concert will be one of the most
artistic musical events ever given in
Miss Schiller, of New York clty.whose
Ringing has been a triumph wherever
heard will be the soloist of the concert
and the society feels especially pleased
that it has been able to receive the
services , of this talented lady. Mr.
Ripard, the violinist of Wllkes-Barre,
will also be one of the; soloists.
rOlLTRY THE FAD.
Many Well Known Persons Attend the
Poultry and Stock Exhibit in
. Samter's Hall.
If the Increased attendance from Wed
nesday to yesterday Is any criterion,
the show of the Scranton Poultry and
Pet Stock association in Samter's hall
will be thronged with fanciers and the
curious today and tomorrow. Before
the doors were opened yesterday morn
ing the confusion apparent on the pre
ceding day was not upparent, and the
hundreds admitted, whether fanciers
or not,, were attracted by the many
breeds and choice specimens of poultry,
pigeons, bantams, ducks, turkeys, rab
bits and other stock and were loth to
leave the building.
During the afternoon the inmates of
the Pennsylvania Oral school and the
Home for the Friendless visited .the
show, each in a body. They were ex
tended this courtesy by the association.
Before night neurly all the awards for
poultry had been announced. The
Judging of pit games, bamtams, pigeons,
rabbits and unclassified stock will be
An Idea of the extent of the exhibit
may be had when Is considered the
fact that the cooits occcOpjing the
large hall on the second floor and three
large rooms on the upper floor If placed
In sinirle tiers would occupy the etlre
floor space of the armory. If allowance
were made for the same amount of
aisle space. In the present instance the
coopH in the several sections of the hall
ore placed two, three, four and live
It Is the first show of the association
and Is a success far beyond the expec
tations of the olllcers. As a means of
amusement for children and older per
sons who perhans do not know a
game cock from a buff cochin pullet, the
show cannot be too hifrhly recommended
It might be s'-ipposed thut an exhibit
of prosaic poultry would not Invite the
attention of men and women whose
pastime hours are usually devoted to
society functions, but In yesterday's
throngs were ticen many persons well
known In social circles, and their man
ner and the lenKtli of time they occu
pled In ogling the feathery Btock In
dlcated more than ordinary amusement.
CAPTAIN MOIR WILL WRITE
Ilia Intentions Will Be Made Known in a
Letter for Publication Tomorrow.
Just what action Is contemplated by
Messrs. Molr, Davles and West pf a hi Is
still a matter of doubt. It was expect
ed that something definite would be
known last night but no action was
taken as far as could be learned.
Mr. W'estpfahl told a Tribune repor
ter last night as yet nothing had been
decided upon. "It all rests with Cap
tain Molr" he significantly remarked
as he bade the reporter go see Mr. Molr.
This the reporter did but he received
nothing more than half a hint that It
the matter rested with him there would
be no Independent ticket In the Held,
"Are you prepared as yet to make
known your Intentions?" Captain Molr
"Not tonight. When I make known
my decision I want my reasons to go
with It. I will give you a letter for
publication tomorrow night."
"Can't you give an Intimation of what
you will do?"
"Well, I- am no sorehead," and with
this tho. captain tore himself away in
oraer to prevent further questioning.
FUNERAL OF MRS. CROWLEY.
Requiem Mass Celebrated at St, Paul's
Church, Green Hidgo.
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Crowley, of
Washington avenue, took place yester
day morning In vt. Paul's Catholic
church, where a requiem mass was
celebrated by Rev. P. J. McManus.
The pall-bearers were Peter Cum-
mlngs, Andrew McMahon, James Ang
lln, Anthony McAndrew. Simon Reedy
and Martin Uilirnllon. Interment was
made In Hyde Park Catholic cemetery.
Among thosewho attended the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs. John Davitt. Miss
Maria Shannon and Miss Annie Carlin,
Democratic Candidates Will Meet Today
to Name the City Committee.
E. F. Blewltt, chairman of the Dem
ocratic city convention, yesterday filed
with the county commissioners the cer
tificates of nomination of the candl
dates named by Tuesday's city conven
This morning the candidates and Mr,
Blewltt will meet at the olllce of C. O,
Boland and undertake the work of
making up the committee that will be
In charge of the campaign.
A llank's Prosperity.
The growth and prosperity of the
Dime Deposit and Discount Bank has
astonished the leaders in finance
throughout the city. Organized less
than live years ago It Hpvang at once
Into popularity and its growth in pub
lic favor was never more conclusively
shown than by the record for 185. On
Jan. 10th, the deposits were 1118,841.5'),
an inert-use of $10.1,014.07 over the same
date Inst year, the surplus fund and
undivided profits amount to about 135,
000 and tho earnings for the past year
were 15 3-10 per cent. The popularity
of the bank Is best shown- by the fact
that it has on Its books 9.272 savings de
posits and nearly l.OOObusiness deposits,
making In all over 10,000 accounts,
or one depositor for every man, woman
and child In the city, placing the popu
lation at 100,000 souls. The stockhold
ers at the meeting on Tuesday passed a
vote of thanks to President Breck and
the directors for the care and conser
vatism with which the affairs of the
bank have been managed.
DOl'OHKRTY In Scranton. Jan. 15, 1896.
Mrs. Frances E. Dougherty, aged M
years. 2 months and 17 days; residence,
1518 Wyoming avenue. Funeral from the
residence at 2M Saturday afternoon. In
terment In Dunmore cemetery.
BRUSSTAR LINKS In Wllkes-Barre.
Jan. 15, 1MW. by Rev. H. L. Jones. D. I).,
George Morris Krusstar, of Reading,
Pa., and Mis Bertha Lines, of Wllkes
Barre. CAPRON SIMRELL At Harford. Pa..
Ora ("apron, of Harford, and Miss Myr
tle Slmiell, of Klngsley.
Buy your Carpets, Lace Curtains,
Draperies and Window Shades at Sie
becker & Watkins', 406 Lackawanna
avenue, (next to Lackawanna Safe De
Mr. Banister, the well-known Lacka
wanna avenue shoe dealer, has decided
to make some important changes In his
storeroom and Is going to offer his en
tire stock of shoes for less than cost.
Watch his large ad. on fourth page for
prices and special features.
Money talks. Have you said any
thing yet for the benefit of the Home
for the Friendless?
Tribune Almanac 1896
lie PAOES . as CENTS, POSTPAID
SUICIDE IN GREEN RIDGE
. T. Thompson, of Sanderson Avenue.
Ends His Life with a Hope.
FIRE ENGINE HOUSE THE SCENE
Deceased Went Vp Stairs in That Part of
the General Phinney Engine House
' I'scd as a Barn and Pot
End to His Existence.
Brooding over Imaginary troubles and
melancholia from occasional attacks of
illness, W. T. Thompson, of Sanderson
venue, nausea nimsen witu a rope
from a beam In that part of the Gen
eral Phinney Knglne house used as a
The rash deed was committed either
yesterday morning or the night before;
It Is not certain which, but the body
was found at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon, dangling -from the beam. The
discovery was made by H. A. Altemus,
one of the permanent men of the com
pany, when he went upstairs to get
oats for the horses.
The quarters are situated at 1C33
Dickson avenue. Thompson. -who was
about 43 years old. was at one time a
member of the company and was in
the habit of spending a good deal of his
leisure time around the engine house.
He was there a good part of Wednes
day afternoon and came again tn the
Last Seen at 10 O'clock Wednesday Msht.
When Permanent Man altemus waB
retiring at 10.30 he observed Thompson
around. That was the last seen of him
alive. He made sure that the rope
would not slip when he fixed It around
his neck and fastened It to the beam
above him. The knot was a double one
and everything was apparently done
with a view that there would be no
failure about the Job.
His desires In this respect resulted
very satisfactorily. The rope was
tightened strongly around his neck and
It was securely bound to the beam. He
for ending his life he took off his shoes.
coat and vest and went about his de
struction In a very matter of fact way.
The face was tinged with the marble
color that attends death by strangula
tion. Coroner Longstreet reached the scene
of the suicide late tn the afternoon,
empaneled a Jury and held an Inquest.
There was nothing to raise any doubt
but that death was the deliberate act
of the unfortunate man's hand and a
verdict was accordingly rendered to the
effect that the deceased cunie to his
death by his own hand from strangula
tion. Thompson was unmarried and lived
with his folks on Sanderson avenue.
He was a machinist by trade and skilled
at It. Illness is thought to have un
settled hla mind.
THIRD CHAMBER CONCERT.
There was no need of groping In Inner
darkness for the meaning of lust night's
music, it sang itself into existence of
crystal clearness and of pulsing vitality.
H was the third chamber concert Of the
Symphony association of Scranton. The
audience was large and It appreciated Its
entertainment to the full. One feature of
the concert it welcomed particularly. That
was the singing of T. Cushing Jones.
Scrantonlans have heard all too little of
Mr. Jones; in fact, he has not been known
at all to the music-lovers of this section.
A voice of remarkable flexibility, virility,
sympathy and that quality which Is most
rare In a. baritone, sweetness. Is combined
with a method whose object Is fidelity to
thought as well us to tone, truth in the
sentiment and naturalness In the rendi
tion. The programme was well selected and
well arranged. The first number. Men
delssohn's trio In V minor for string and
piano, was performed by Mr. Hemberger,
violin; T. H. Rippard, 'cello, and Mr.
Conant, piano. Although a trifle long and
heavy for a first number, it pleased the
Mr. Jones sang Heniinn's "The Mule
ters of Tarragona" and captured his heur
ers Instantly. "The Old Story," one of
the powerful Grieg's most characteristic
songs was also sung by Mr, Jones. It
made a profound Impression.
R. J. Bauer added to his partisans by his
performance of Sitt's Concerto for viola
in R flat.
Mr. Jones Intensified the admiration of
the audience for his work when he sa in;
two sharply contrasting selections,
Tschalkowsky's "No One My Grief Can
Feel" and Godard's "Florian's Song." He
was compelled to respond to insistent
applause and In acknowledgement he sang
the last stanza of "Florian's Song."
The quartette for string in A minor by
Schumann closed the progrumme. Mr.
Hemberger was first violin; A. N. Rip
pard, second violin; Mr. Bauer, violu, and
T. H. Rippard, 'cello. All the tonal beau
ties were perfectly Interpreted.
line cause for general regret, and the
only one that has arisen In connection
with this serious of concerts. Is that Mr.
Htmberger has not recognized the public
wish for an example of his work In solo.
It is yet time to meet this wish.
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Was Well Produced Yesterday Afternoon
Refinement Is the chief character
istic of "Killarney,"-the play which
was presented at Davis" theater yester
day with Virginia Johnson in the lead
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DIED IN THE FAR WEST.
William Mcrritt, formerly of This City
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terday announced the death In Great
('alls, Montana, of William Merrltt, a
former resident of this city.
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In the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western machine shops, but about six
years a?ro went to dieut Falls, where
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children. He has one sister In this city,
Mrs. Ed. Evans, of H9 Taylor avenue.
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