The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 29, 1896, Page 5, Image 5
THE SCfcANTON ' TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MORNING, ' APRIL 29, lS9.' Pure and Baking powder. "I prefer Cleveland's baking powder because it Is pure and wholesome. It takes less for the same baking, it never fails, and bread and cake keep their fresh ness and flavor." Miss Cornkua Caupbiu Bidfoid, Supl. New Yerk Cking StkL Horrman & Mooro : FIRE INSURANCE, 120 Wyoming Avo. Dackawanna laundry. ' sot Ptra Ave. A. B. WARMAN. WILLIAMS & M'ANULTY'S LUCE OF The most com plete stock oil Special Patterns made strictly private tons for lEtc. i scranion. . !! CITY MOTES. Join the Bluei and eat Turkey. The composite sidewalk on the Spruce street aide of the Commonwealth build lug: 1h toeing relald. ' Alfred Shifter, of Mifflin avenue, who lost his slKlit through paralysis a, week uko, has recovered It. The Consolidated Milling Exchange of Minneapolis, Minn., intends to open a branch office In this city. Clarke Hros., the West Side merchants, have purchased a plot of ground adjoin ing their stores to enable them to build an addition to their dry goods depart ment. The teachers and officers of Grace Re formed Kpiseopal church will hold a meet ing this evening at 'the close of the prayer service and arrange for the annual ex cursion and picnic. The funeral of Mrs. Lona n. Day will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be conducted In the Bpworth League room of the Kim Park church and Interment will be made In Dun more cemetery. The Wlnnett Stock company will give a matirtee at the Frothingham this after noon at prices of 10 and 20 cents. By spe cial request the compuny will present "Wife for Wife." The bill for this even ing will be "The Unknown." After May 1 Charles Orchard will have oharpe of the Bridge street and Vine street freight stations of the Delaware and Hudson company. R. A. Williams, who hoa been In charge of the Vine street station, has resigned. Marriage licenses were granted yester day by Clerk of the Courts John T. Thom as to George Phillips and Annie Maruxlns kl, Wlnton; Edmund O. Thomson and Eliz abeth Bliss Ashelman, Scranton; Martin Murphy and Bridget Armstrong, Benin ton. A stated meeting of the County Medical society waa held in the arbitration room at the court house last night. Dr. H. V. ogan had been announced as the essay ist of the evening, but he was unable to be present. Only minor business was transacted. The John B. Smith Fire company filed an application for a charter today In the Gillie of Prothonotary Pryor. The names of the subscribers are: Patrick F. Horo, Bernard Sweeney. Michael E. McQowan, John J. Rellly, John J. Loft us, Michael J. McHaJa and Millard J. Bren nan. The New York Herald yesterday con tained a picture of Captain Hannah Mas land, who was until two weeks ago In charge of the Salvation Army of this city. The Herald has her labeled as one of the officers of Balllngton Booth's new Ameri ?an. Volunteer organisation. Miss Mas land has always been a warm admirer of iBalllngton and Mrs. Booth. -Many chances are being made at the Railroad Youiik Men's Christian associa tion building. The inside Is being repaint ed In light and attractive colors, which greatly adds to the beautifying of the place. A one-story annex Is being built, which will be used as a wash room. Other minor Improvements are also being made to make the place more comfortable fcs well as attractive. The retail liquor license of H. A. Beehe, of the Second waril i.r .lnri.m immii.n was yesterday transferred to L. F. Craw ford. The. license of Krwurd Weiss, of the Kigbteenth ward, was transferred to Pat rick J. Hoar. The license of Annie Mo ponougn, of the Fifth ward, was trains 'STf.1! i J,aS? 8- Rougher. The license oT-Mlehael Sharsk. of 716 West Lacka wanna avenue, was transferred to Patrick T. Kllmartln. The license of Julia Gllli can, of the borough of Throop, was trans ferred to Joseph Olrdxeunas. ,-NeW contributions to the Foundling Home fund are: Uri.lget Godwin, fi; Will lam Worthing, $1; Mrs. V. M. Rellly Thomas Connor, fi; Michael Moriarity. tl: James Downing, tl; Michael Cotter, II; Mrs. Ann Clifford, tl: Miss Anna Shenan, Si; Daniel Hurley. 2; Mis. Hurley, tl; Patrick Bolund, tl; Miles Sweeney, tl: Patrick Sweeney, tl: Patrick McOarry tl: Mrs. Ann McNally, tl; Andrew McQee. tl: air Boland, tl; Michael Corbett, fi liate Corbelt. tl : total, 122; previously ac knowledged, 2,489; gramHotal, 12,611. . A GAY OLD BOY. Good Farco Comedy Welt Presented ot tho Academy of .Musie. The Scranton lodge of Elks can con gratulate itself upon securing such an excellent attraction as Joseph Hart and his company for their benefit. They gave the laughable farce, "A Clay Old Hoy," at the Academy of Music last night with a snap and dash that kept the large audience laughing and ap plauding from the time the curtain arose until It fell. - Joseph Hart has his name printed on the house bill In large letters, but the rent star of the company is petite little Carrie De Mar, who sings and dances her way Into the good graces of an an. nienco before she is on the stage ten minutes. Lost' night was' the com , pany's second appearance in the oltv I this season and Miss De Mar greatly Vtrengthened by her cleverness and vl- f amy me good impression sne made n the company's previous appearance. fie win soon rank as one of the leading rce-comeay souDrettei. ir. Hart is also a great entertainer F a way that is all his ownand besides His Pe Mar he has several good oeonie fa hit company. Winifred Blake Is a nn vncanst and AI Leech gave tome tnteitalnlng specialties. s i Plltafm PVa Vtmi .nta fiawa au Jty flTrMOtamlsa7. T YOU SHOULD SEE Sure, DECORATION AS AN ART. It Is Exemplified la tho Store of Sic beaker and Watkias. Slebeckcr & Watklns have Just com pleted tho remodeling of their new store, 40ti Lackawanna avenue, and It can now truly be said to be one of the largest, most complete and best ap pointed business houses in Northeast ern Pennsylvania, Five entire floors are devoted to their business, one for each department. In the basement is the department where the linoleums, oil cloths, window nhades and the like are displayed and fitted. On the llrst floor is the tapestry and curtain department. The second floor contains the carpet department. Hues and mattings take up the whole of the third floor. On the fourth floor are the work rooms where two corps of ladles are constantly employed, the one fitting and sewing carpets, the otner attending to the tapestries and cur tains. A passenger and freight eleva tor operated by an electric dynamo makes communication between the dif ferent departments a matter of ease. Nothing more attractive In the way of a business house display cun be Im agined than the ground floor as It Is at present arranKcd. First of all to at tract the attention is the immense win dow, 8x17. claimed to be tho second lamest In the state of Pennsylvania. More attractive still, however. Is the display behind it. Two completely and luxuriously furnished rooms are shown, one a parlor effect, the other a library. The wealth of rugs, carpets, tupestrles and curtains, with sufficient harmon ious furniture and bric-a-brac to carry out the intended effect, cannot but till with delight the henrt of a woman of decorative taste, and a man, no matter how unappreclatlve he may be In mat ters of this kind, will stop to survey and admire the beautiful picture which the settings present. The window decorations are under the personal su pervision of Mr. Watklns and will be made a permanent feature. On entering the store one hesitates before proceeding through the maze of curtains and tapestries that are hung parallel with the avenue In a tasteful arrangement the whole length of the store from' front to rear. Everything In this line which trade demands and of a variety in prlc nd style to suit every purse and taste can be found on this floor. A picturesque stairway in keeping with the artistic Interior adds not a little to the general attractiveness of the place. By this the second floor will he quite as often reached no doubt as by the elevator, for it is Inviting by rea son of Its design and decoration. At the head of this stair one Is struck with the contrast as compared with the floor below. Above Is a monotonous metallic celling broken only by a sky-light In the center: below is the unbroken stretch of smooth, polished floor: the sides of the hall add to the monotony by contributing rows upon rows of carpet rolls the back of the carpet, of course, turned out, and thereby by reason of the sameness of color loaning their small share to the rather unplcturesque view. This department, however, is not supposed to be pretty. It Is arranged with a view to convenience and adapt ability and in these it is as much to be admired as any department of the store. There are miles of carpe piled up here and thousands of-dollars are repre sented In them. Which, when considered, makes the department bear a peculiar Interest. . The nlid floor has a profusion of rugs and mattings tastefully arranged along the walls and is quite as attrac tive as the main floor. Home of the rugs are very costly and show it even to the untutored eye. Visitors to the store should not fall to see this de partment. Messrs. Slebecker and Watklns are to be congratulated upon their aggressive ness in giving to the city so complete and extensive a slpr. That they will command a patronage which their push, experience and business reputation comiu&dg goes wlthoutsaylng. STOCKUOLDCRS COMPLAIN. Say That Thsy liave Been Ignored by Their Partners. An equity suit was begun in court yesterday by Attorneys Watson & Dlehl, representing James Nolan, of Carbondale, and Thomas McDonald, of Susquehanna, Pa., against the Hpearl Heater company, a corporation with Its principal office In Carbondale and en gaged in the manufacture of heaters. The board of directors of the com pany consist of C. E. Rettew, A. P. Trautweln, E. E. Hendrick, E. Clark son, E. W. Mills, K. W. Jackson and A. D. Harding, of which Mr. Rettew is president and Mr. Harding secretary. The company was chartered on May 11, 1894, and established a plant with ex pensive machinery, and on Jan. 1, 18U5, commenced thd manufacturing of heat ers, and doing such other things prop erly connected with the company that it was enabled to declare a dividend of 3 per cent, at the end of the first six mouths, and profit sufficient since that time to declare a dividend of 6 per cent. Nolan and McDonald are stockhold ers; the former owns 10 shares at the par value of $50 and the. latter owns 8 shares at the same r -r value. Not withstanding the fact t -t the corpora tion is doing a profitable business, the Slalntlffs complain that the secretary ad a notice published in the Carbon dale Leader calling for a special meet ing of the stockholders for the purpose ot accepting or rejecting a proposition from another Arm for the manufactur ing of its heaters, and also for consider ing the advisability of leasing the Bhop premises to another corporation. In pursuance of that meeting no no tice of which was given to the plaintiffs as they allege although the by-laws require it, the board of directors passed a resolution to lease tho premises to the Pendleton Manufacturing company. The court granted, as prayed for, a pre liminary injunction and also a rule to continue the same returnable Monday, May 4, at a. m. KILLED BY CABS., Kingston Young Man Pell llononth o Train at Olypliunt Last Night. A young man named Neary, of Kings ton, was run over by cars and killed last night at 9 o'clock on the Delaware and Hudson railroad a short way above the Olyphant station. He. and a boy named Lever were riding on a trip of coal cars. Lever says that Neary took sick suddenly and fell down between the cars. Half o.f the train passed over him and his life was extinct when he was picked up. The body was removed to Sweeney's undertaking establishment. Detective Crlppen sent a telegram to the dead man's relatives in Kingston, and the body will be kept awaiting their ar rival. Coroner Longstreet was not notified last night, but will likely hold an Inqueet today. 1 llnmphreys'ls Honest. v D. W. Hun jreys turned over to the police a purtr containing money and valuable papers whleh he found at the ball park yesterday. TYESTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD Anniversary of Yoang Men's Chris tian Association. PRESIDENT DICKSON'S RETORT Work of the Various Committees of the ' Association for tho Year Past-New Year is Bcgna I'nder Most Favorable Ausplees. In the left parlor of Young Men's Christian association hall last night the twenty-eighth anniversary of the as sociation was celebrated. There was a feellnK of felicitation pervading the members as they gathered to hear the reports of'the work of the past year and listened to the words of. encourage ment. A. V. Dickson, president of the asso ciation, was in the chair. He called the meettnc to order and the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation." was sung. Secretary Mahy led in prayer and Mr. Dickson read his annual report, which is given below. H. It. Coxe. chairman of the rooms committee, read his report. The sum of tl,5H0 was expended in furnishing the rooms and supplying needed de mands, and $2,500 was expended on the fourth story for the fitting up of the pluce for tho John Haymond Institute. The report of the library committee shows that twenty daily, seventy week ly and thirty-two religious papers are received at the rooms, besides sixty one miscellaneous papers and eleven maguzlnes. The New York papers are In great demand. A healthy report was made by Walter 11. Buell, chairman of the educational committee. He spoke of the establish ment of the John Haymond Institute and the work It has done In the tlrst six months of its existence. There were nineteen classes, 1148 sessions and a to tal enrollment of 736. The branches taught were business correspondence, commercial paper, arithmetic, gram mar, spellinK, reading, Herman, nlse bra, geometry, mechanical, architectur al and freehand drawhig, electricity, plumbing, woodworking and music. ATTENDANCE FIGURES. The lowest percentage of attendance was 87. but that was In a class ror which there was good excuse: the next lowest persentage was 77, and the high est was 95. Mr. Buell spoke in kindly terms of the generosity of A. W. Dick son and H. C. Schaffer In offering prizes. The report of the devotional commit tee, of which W. A. Wilcox Is chairman, stated that the attendance at the re ligious exercises was most encouraging. The meetings were held ten months of the year In the rooms and two month3 at Nay Aug Falls. Going out to the woodlawn In the summer was nn ex pedient that was forced upon them be cause of the renovating and refurnish ing, but the open air summer meetings were so successful that they will be resumed this year. The music won un der the direction of Tallle Morgan and when he resigned under the direction of J. M. Chance, was praised very highly. One fact 'that was noticeably assuring was that many young men who were attracted to the rooms through the gymnasium and educational depart ment showed a great interest in the welfare of their souls. MR. OAKFOHD'S REPORT. J. W. Oakford made the report for the lecture and entertulnment commit tee. Notwithstanding the many at tractions In other places the events at the association hall were well patron ised. The receipts amounted to $793.30 and the disbursements were $134.75 less. W. R. M'Olave for the physical de partment committee, reported that the number of gymnastic exercises by mem bers was 3,667 and by those not mem bers, 2,194, making a total of fi.Stil. There were 4,900 baths taken. The base ball team made a wide reputation for skill and gentlemanly deportment and played a schedule of thirty-two games, winning thirty, and earning the cham pionship of the county. Two of the members of the gymnasium won cluht prizes In the out-door games at W'llkcs Barre. Secretaries Pear sail and Mahy spoke in a fervent way of the prospect for the coming year. Dr. Dickson's report is as follows: "Watchman tell us of the niitht What Its signs of promise art-." I know of no more responsible position In all this world 'than that of watchman. From the humble waver of his little flag st the railroad crossing, who holds In his care the safety of the unconscious traveler and who by neslect of duty may endanger valuable lives and property, to the presi dent In his chair of state or the king on his throne as he watches over tho des tiny of a nation, the position is one calling ror ran mm anu conscientious- service. If this Is so In material and temporal things and man's Judgment Is so severe uoon those who occuiy positions reou'r- ing faithfulness who are neglectful of their trust, how much more responsible Is the position of the watchman who looks out for the soots of men with the tnoro awf uldangers which threaten them whose duty It is to guard against snares and stumbling-blocks In the way of the yo.mn and to sue to It, so far as he is able, that stones are rolled away and pit-falls bridged so mat "ine waytaring man, though a fool, may not err therein." THEfY ARE WATCHMEN'. As I look at It the officers of our asso ciation are watchmen in this hiKher sense and tncy are set upon a watch lower us a board or directors to watch and care for all the Important interests of the as sociation and its members, both spiritual, mental, financial and physical. If they are unfaithful if they fail to properly .estimala their responsibility If thev allow the rnruiy within the gates If they de mand not the wateyvorcl of those profess ing to be friends, Xauld not the great eap .lnln vi-iin rives BViieeded Instruction wh supplies all oaV,words anil whose irivi lece It Is to remove for cause, call them to account as unworthy and unfaithful watchmen. If, however, they do watch as those who wait ror tneir lorir, ir tney sleep not, neither grgw weary, but watch unto prayer If they realize that unless the Lord keep the city the watchman watch- etn out in vain, anil so witn entire an I consecrated lovaltv to the Great Cantatn they watch for souls, then "Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when He comein, snau nnu so doing." And now. at the close of another venr H is proper and right to ask of these watchmen, What of the night? How has It been in tne past : vt nat are the signs of promise? The past year has been a busy one. It has only been necessary to visit the build ing to see that work was being don,. 1 do not remember a year in our hlsiory when more was attempted or accomplished than during the year just closing. In all lines there has been activity and pro gress. We hope with a single eye to uoii h giory aim m kouu or young men. If this is so, 1 1 results will abide. PURPOSE IN VIEW. We begnn the year after a determined struggle to pay off old debts, thus exhaust ing ourselves and our frlonds ami making It harder to sustain the work In the early months of the association year. This ef fort, together with the exceeding busi ness and Industrial depression has made the work of providing the ways and means a problem calling for wisdom and worse, verance. I am happy 'to say that the re- suit er uniteu ana launrui etlort has been gratifying, and we are able to report ...at we start the new year with a clean sheet, a solvent corporation. The year has been characterized, bv a spirit of revival In various direction', not ably In a greater loyalty and seal In the membership, i nis is shown In a larger at tendance at the classes, the rooms, the gymnasium anu ino meetings. Tha Blue and Red contest for mtmlur, ship, a happy and generous rivalry led by Captains Atherton and McClave, In the effort to recruit our ranks, Is nearly end ed. The atmosphere Is charged with mystery, so that breathing is dtttlcut and It is Impossible at this writing even to guess the outcome of this notable battle of the giants. But the contest, conducted fairly and generously,, must redound to the good of the cause In many ways. It naa oeen a spring ionic wnoso good er fects must abide in greater strength, en thuslasm and loyalty. . The beginnings of our tnsnusl training work have been most encouraging. Owing to the generosity of our goof friend, Mrs. Hackley, who, since our last report has supplemented ner gins 10 our association, It has been fosslble t fit up the fourth floor comfortably and conveniently for class purposes ahd that part of our build ing has bwn a busy hive throughout the bchoot season. EDUCATIONAL WORK. Our secretary's report will give detaiU of the successful work under the rare of our educational committee, presided over by Chairman Buell, with Professor Burroughs and his corps of trained lieu tenants. The gymnasium, with Mr. Holt at its head, has lost nothing of prestige or use fulness. The loss of Mr. Weston was keen ly felt by all friends of the association, but we are glad to feel that In his suc cessor we nave a muscular Christian competent for the work In his charge, and we are connced that our athletic department, with Its tine base ball team, will be beard from this season In a satis factory way. The Bibio class work and the other dis tinctly spiritual features of the work have been blessed of God In a larger at tendance and livelier Interest, and we feel sure that our secretaries, Mahy and Pear sail, run thank God and take courage as they review the way over which God has led them in their service for souls. They have faithfully stood In their lots, cheerful amid discouragements and have greatly stimulated other workers by their devotion and enthusiastic push. It has been u comfort to the president to feel that two such yoke fellows were praying and working every day with only a single thought and purpose the glory ot God and the saving of men. One of the disappointments has been that we have not ere this had the prom ised building for the railroad bnuv-h. "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick." And that sickness Is manifested In the great shrinkage in the railroad member ship. But courage, brothers, it will come; be patient. Skies are brightening, times are Improving, you will not have long to wait and soon you will Invite us to join In a grand housewarnilng In the new building. Thin Is one of the signs of promise as the watchman looks (.broad. Rejoice with our brethren of the railroad department In the hope and expectation that the company and Its general manager, who have given so much thought an! practical aid In the past, will &m soon as the times will per mit, do oil that Is needed for the etllckn. cy a greatly enlarged work. SIGN OF PROMISE. Another slsn of promise is the awakened Interest In the hearts of good people for and in our work, the recognition of the claims of the work upon the prayers and purses of all rood cliizons. The growing feoltng that ours Is a work which claims a place In the hffurts ami sympathies of young and old, rich ami poor, learned ami unlearned, because It Is an unselllsh undenominational effort to help to a higher plain of usefulness and etliclcncy and to a nobler Christian cltlz jn shlp. Then, courage, good friends, fellow workers, watch, work, wait, pray: the Master Is near, nearer than we think. Be faithful, be watchful, be patient, be earnest, be loyal, and the glory shall be His forever and forever. BABE DIED IX HEB ARMS. Child of tnfortunate Mary Jane Lewis Follows Its Mother-The Coroner's In vestigation. The babv of the unfortunate Mary Jane Lewis died last night. Mrs. Wil liam HaycB, of North Main avenue, who has been caring for the child since its mother's death realizing that the clays of the little one were numbered took It to Coroner Longstreet last even ing In order that he might see Its physi cal condition so that in case of the little one dying on her hands she would be free from censure. Then she started for the West Side to turn the child over to Its grandfather, Alfred Lewis, and while passing along West Lackawanna avenue the babe died in her arms. In her consternation she called upon Patrolman Marker and In his company she proceeded to the house of Mrs. Cavel Uartron, of 724 West Lackawan na avenue, where Mr. Lewis was sum moned. He took charge of the remains and had them removed to his home. Coroner Longstreet's Investigation into the cause of Mary Jane Lewis' death yesterday satisfied htm that there was no occasion for an inquest. He found the physician who attended her in her lust illness and he stated posit ively, to the eoroner that the woman died from bldod poisoning but that drugs were not the cause of that condi tion. HOARD OF CHARITIES. the Agent's Keport Showed That Much Good Work Is Being Accomplished. The board of associated charities had a sllmly attended meeting last night and as a consequence but little busi ness was transacted. The report of the agent, Mrs. Dug pan, wns as follows: Cases Investigat ed, 30; found worthy, 21; work furn ished. 7; transportation furnished, 4; sent to hospitals, 3; sent to House of Good Shepherd, 1; sent 0 Florence Mis sion, sent to St. Patrick's Orphan age, 6; children arrested for begging, 3; cases referred to board of health, 2; cared for at Emergency hospltal 6. Miss Klesel, the city nurse, reported having cared for five cases. Just, pre vious to coming to the meeting Mrs. D'lXgnn was called to attend a sad case on Keyser avenue. Benjamin Young and wife were found suffering from typhoid fever and their three children wore In actual want for the barest necessities of life. The husband was removed to the Lackawanna hospital and the wife, who is convalescing, was furnished with medical attendance. A supply ol clothing and groceries and help tu prepare them was supplied for the children. DR. DOIIERTY'S SUCCESSOR. Itev. J. V. Moylon, of llazleton; Appointed Pastor of llonesdalo. Rev. J. V. Moylan entered upon the pastorate of the Honesdale Catholic parish yesterdny to which he was ap pointed as successor of Itev. J. J. Doh erty, D. D., deceased. Rev. Father Moylan was formerly pastor of Archbald parish, but for four years uast was assistant to Rev. J. J. Comlskcy. of Hazleton. He has a host of friends in this valley, who will be pleased to learn of his promotion to the responsible charge with which he has been invested. . PASSION'S SLAVE. Drama Given a Stirring Presentation by Wlnnott's Company at Frothlngham. "Passion's Slave" was produced by the Wlnnett Stock company last night be fore a good sized audience at the Frothlngham. It Is a play of strong dramatic Interest and was given a good Interpretation by Joseph SUayton and the other members of the company. This afternoon the company will pro duce "Wife for Wife" and tonight the bill will be "The Unknown." That will close the engagement. I1ALLSTEAD BREAKS JAIL. A Prisoner Escapes from tho Oast lie at Montrose. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Montrose, April 28. Olo' Hallstead, a prisoner in the county jail escaped yesterday afternoon and when last seen was headed northeast. He was quite a lartte man, 6' feet 10 inches high, blue eyes, light hair and complexion and weighed about 170 pounds. Sheriff Leonard offers a reward of $25 for his capture or Information which will re sult In same. Hallstead left without coat or hat. He was sentenced on Monday lost bv Judge Searle for four months, having pleaded guilty to larceny in conJunc tlon with John and Lizzie Walker, who were given a year at the Eastern pen itent lury, Philadelphia, but on account of his previous good character his pen alty was made exceedingly light. The Nickel Plate Road Is the low rate, best service, short line between Buffalo and. Chicago.' Dronk Trout. Lohmann, on Spruce .treet, will erv you with Brook Trout fre.h from the mountain streams, , BIS SKULL FRACTURED Hotel Keeper Kciscffluk the Victim . of Yicions Assanlt. HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE Ilia Assailaats Uave Fled Bat Warraats Are Oat for Their Arrest Dead Body of a Colored Maa Fosad ia Aostla Woods. Hotelkeeper John Von Weisenfluh, of Taylor, is now lying in a precarious condition as a result of an assault upon him by David Davis and William Mor ris, early yesterday morning. Weisenfluh was trying to eject the two men when the assault occurred. He formerly kept a hotel on I'nlon street, but recently moved his place ot busi ness to Taylor street. Monday night he was giving an opening and several turbulent characters attended. When it came time to close up he had much difficulty In clearing the house. Finally all were Induced to leave with the exception of Davis and Morris. They refused to get out and when the proprietor attempted to eject them they turned upon him and gave him a vic ious beating. Some weapon was doubtlessly used for Welsenfluh's skull was fractured. He also sustained other injuries and the opinion of Dr. Houser, who was called to attend him, is that the chances are against his recovery. He was still alive last night but his condition remained unchanged. His assailants have disappeared. Warrants were yesterday Issued for their arrest, but no trace could be found of their whereabouts. Mr. Weisenfluh is a Swiss and one of the leading men of that race In this region. DIED ALONE IN THE WOODS. A party of fire fighters found the dead body of an unknown colored man In the woods near Austin Heights, about a mile back of the Sibley mine, Monday afternoon. Some brambles were twisted about his neck and near him lay a broken, strap, which had evi dently been used by him as a belt His pockets were searched to see If any thing could be found that would give a clew to his Identity, but they con tained nothing .except 20 cents and a paper containing some illegible writing. The body was badly decomposed, and had probably lain there for several weeks. Coroner Longstreet was yesterday notified and' directed Justice of the Peace Reese, of Old Forge, to hold an inquest. A Jury was empanelled and after viewing the remains and finding no evidences of foul play, came to the conclusion that it was a case of sui cide. IT IS NEARING THE END. The Y. M. C. A Membership Contest Will Close Tomorrow Night. An exciting episode will be the close of the Young Men's Christian Associa tion red and blue membership contest tomorrow night. Then It will be known at the association rooms which of the two sides has won the banquet, the re ward for securing the larger number ot new members during the last six weeks. The standing In the contest has been kept secret In consequence of which the struggle has been sharp and ener getic. The result will interest not only the captains, lieutenants and privates of the opposing factions, about 200 members, but Is anxiously awaited by hundreds of the new members and the older friends of the association. POWDERLY AT WOOD'S COL. LEGE. A Free Lecture. On the evening of Thursday, April 30, at 8 o'clock, the Hon. Terrence V. Pow derly, labor's greatest champion, will deliver his famous lecture "Labor and Christianity," at Wood's college. President Williams will meet every expense in order to give his students and friends the full benefit of the great advocate's latest thoughts on a great subject. A cordial Invitation Is extended to all pupils, patrons, the clergy and the press. Ask Your Dealer for McQarrah's Insect Powder, 25 and 10-cent boxes. Never Bold In bulk. Take po other. There Is an unsurpassed Dining Car service on the Nickel Plate Road. Trimmed Millinery. Enough new hats are ready to set the town a-talklng. Some are from Paris and some are our own creations, $1.50 to $13 and not one of those sold shall be dupli cated. Exclusive stylish, fairly priced millinery. UNTRIMMED" MILLINERY. An eye for beauty, fairly deft fingers and a few bits of wire, straw, ribbons and a flower spray and you can make as pretty a hat as one would care to see. To help you we have gathered more pret ty bits of millinery than evr before. Children's Hats from age, to S1.75. Ladles' Hats from 35c. to Si.so. Trimmed Sailors from 47c. to fj.go. Black A White Novelties $1. aB to $a.go Flowers from 10c, a Spray to $3.00. A. R. SAWYER, Wyon?, Av, Store Open Friday and Saturday Evenings. Including tha painless .extracting of teeth by an entirely new proceas. 5. C. SNYDER, D. D. S., 331 Spruce St. Opp. Hotel Jermyn. New Colorings and Patterns, Dado and Fringe on Both ends, or licnred All Over Portieres. TA PESTRY CURTAINS, Rich Effects, at Remarkably Low Prices. I his kind of fabric is fast becoming the popular door drapery. Smyrna Rugs (3d floor) We are Rtlll aellini.n .... ... IVfE 8my.rna Rugs nt usually sell at tS'exSVoxlOteet.18- Bamb VOnh o. in, Heiiflli 423 Lsckama kimi Spectacles and Eye Glasses to fit everybody. . We make a specialty of fitting Glasses. TRY OUR 50c. SPECS. These hams are the finest quality of bams sold in this city. We fill match them against any hams sold for 14 cents per pound, and we are selling them at the ex tremely low price of 8K& PER POUND. IIS VASES A"o JARDINIERES We are just exhibiting a fine line of the above. Acknowledged by lovers ot art the best ever made. We will be pleased to have you call and examine. RUPPRECHfS 231 Pena Ava. Opm Baptist Church, 4 SOLD IN ONE DAY. THE SOLD ONLY BY 8, POWELL fi aao-ajo WVOMINO AVE. L I CLARKE BROTHERS' 111 BERKSHIRE nnu 1 ROYA fill f I HI big ems (apes! For three days only we will offer the balance of r e 1- te 1 150 All. Wool Capes, four . yards sweep.. ISO All Silk Capes.bcauti. fully Iiiicd...JL .98 2.49 2.49 2.49 .98 1.98 1.29 2.98 .50 .50 1.29 .25 150 Velvet Capes, beautl. fully UncdJL . 150 Broadcloth Capes, all shades 150 Children's Coats, from 4 to 14 years, at.. Ono lot of Blazer Suits One lot ot Skirts, stiff Inner lining One lot of Silk Waist at One lot of Laundrled Waists Ono lot of Misses' Waists ' at One lot of Infants Coats, long and short, at.. One lot ot Infants' Lawn HatH ... , .... . Have Your Fan Storaged. J. BOLZ, 138 Wjonilng High Grade Shaw, Emerson, Malcolm Lots. Clongh ft Warns, Carpenter, Waterloo. And LowD. Grades at Very Low Prices. 1 inwRFHrp mm Ul UIIIIIIUMUU UIUUUU 303 SPRUCE STREET. THERE IS A NOBBINESS ABOUT OUR LITEST STYLE OP SPRING HATS That Is Positively Striking. Furnishing Goods, Correct Ideas in Fancy Shirts, Ex elusive and Rich Patterns. Lowest Prices Prevail. P, 41 SPRUCE STREET, 305 LACKAWANNA AVE. N EW, OBBY OVELTIES, IN EASTER JEWKLRV WILL BB FOUND. IN ENDLESS ASSORTMENT AT THE 215 Lackawanna Avenue. nr. 11 Tit , lxrn.nl.Aa ThmIw at lntrintlo value prices, and aa there ia not one cent'a worth of oar large and attractive took that haa not oome direct to oar new (tore from manufacturers, importers and Job bers, we tninK a looar tnrougn 11 mignc u tereat you. Will Open About April 1. TURNOUEST & GO Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry, 215 LI CKA WANNA AVE. TMK OMAMATB in PIAWOO Ue at ulfiaESi 90S Waettlneten Av. Soranton.PaJ Bl HATS CHRISTIAN STORE AT Dunn's j.