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THE SCRNTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1900.
WYOMING COUNTY COURTS.
Cases Heard at Regular October
Term In Tunkhannock.
BpccUl to the Scranton Tribune.
' Tuntthtinnock, Oct. S. The ,regular
October term of the quarter sessions
of Wyoming county convened hero this
nfternooriT-Prosldent Judge 13. M. Dun
ham and Associates Vaughn and Bard
well presiding. Immediately upon the
opening of court the grnnd Jury re
ceived the charge of the court nnd were
sent out, with O. M. Parks, of Meshop
pen borough, as foreman.' The first
case sent before the grand Jury was
the homicide case In which James Ter
ry, of Falls township, Is the defendant.
The case of Commonwealth vs. George
Torwllllgor was first called In the ses
sions. The charge was defrauding a
hotel keeper. Defendant pleads guilty
and is sentenced by the court to pay
the costs of prosecution and undergo
imprisonment in the county Jail for the
space of twenty-four hours.
In the case of Commonwealth vs.
Byron Sutton, charge larceny, the Jury
was sworn nnd prosecutor not appear
ing, a verdict of not guilty was taken.
Commonwealth vs. Jesse Secor, for
nication and bastardy, nol pros was
entered with leave of court.
Commonwealth vs. C. A. Bobb, as
sault nnd battery, nol pros entered
with leave of court.
Hon. H. D. Tiffany, of Nicholson bor
ough, candidate on tlo Republican
ticket for representative, was drawn
as a Juryman at this term of court
nnd asked to be excused from serving.
Upon the situation belngvexplalned to
the court he was excused.
The homicide case In which James
Terry Is the defendant went before the
grand Jury this afternoon, and will be
ready for trial some time tomorrow.
This case will in nil probability occu
py the greater part of the week and
necessitate the continuing of some of
the other sessions' cases until the Jan
G. S. Burrows, the regular court sten
ographer, Is absent from his position
this week, and the place Is being filled
by B. M. Farles, of Northumberland.
. The Tunkhannock delegation who
have been in Harrlsburg for the past
few days, called there by the contest
in the matter of the nomination for
state senator In this district have re
turned home, the case having been
heard before Judges SImonton and
Weiss on Friday nnd Saturday. The
Judges intimated that the certificate of
B. V. Lewis, the candidate from this
county, would be thrown out, and the
tiuestlon as to the validity of the cer
tificate of R. S. Edmlston, of Bradford,
was held under advisement.
Down-jbefore 'Squire Kutz this morn
ing was 'heard the case of Common-
wealth Vs. Charles Miller, who was ar
"' rested at the Instance of George Sut
ton, charged with stealing his pocket
book. There were several witnesses
present when the case was called for
trial, but the prosecutor did not put in
an appearance, and in his absence the
commonwealth was unable to prove
the loss of a pocketbook and the pris
oner was discharged.
Dr. Butler, a prominent physician of
Wllkes-Barre, Is In town this week as
a witness In the matter of Common
wealth vs. Harding.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Forest City, Oct. 8. Stephen Carpen
ter was on Saturday taken to the Moses
Taylor hospital In Scranton for treat
The Sunday evening service In the
Episcopal church now begins at 7
Monioe Westgate is visiting in Mld
dletown, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Brown and son,
Harry, have been spending the past
week in New York city.
Ira Dunn and family have gone to
Glen Hazel, Elk county, for the win
ter. Miss Lizzie Davis, of the public
school, was called to her home nt
Hickory Grove last week, by the death
of a brother.
A farewell reception wns tendered
Rev. J. L. Williams and family in the
Baptist church Friday evening. They
go to their new home In Susquehanna
'Miss Sadie Hulloh has returned from
a four weeks' visit to Montrose and
Lemuel Jones and Richard Gray have
gone into partnership in the barber
The quarterly convention of District
No. J, catholic Total Abstinence union,
was held In the Dnvls opera house Sun
At the next regular election the peo
ple of Forest City will be asked to vote
on the proposition to Increase the bor
ough Indebtedness $3,000 to obtain
money for the erection of a borougn
A large number of business men were
in Scranton yesterday, called there as
witnesses in tho Ames-Knapp case,
which was scheduled for trial.
Special to the Scnnton Tribune.
Fnetoryville, Oct. 8. Word was re
ceived here Saturday from Stute col
lege that Reuben Gardner, who acci
dentally fell from a ladder some ten
nn'ys ago, striking on his head und
receiving very serious Injuries, has so
far recovered as to be able to sit up
for tho lit st time since tho accident
laHt Saturday. Mrs. Gardner, his
mother, is still out there with him.
Fied Manchester, of Wllkes-Barre,
spent some tlmo hero last week.
Miss Kntlo Heck, who has been
spending a week nt the homo of Mr.
and Mrs. George Crlsmun, returned
to her homo In Hnlnesburg, N. J., last
Solomon Reynolds left Saturday for
New York city, where he wilt make
his permanent residence, and where he
has a lucrative position. His family
v.111 renmlii here the rest of this year,
when they will join him.
The Methodist Episcopal rhurch was
filled to Its fullest cupucity lust Sun
day evening, It being tho monthly
union temperance meeting of the Bap
tist and Methodist Episcopal churches,
instead of the usual sermon, the pro
i gramme was changed somewhat and
Charles Gardner, Prof. Bromley Smith,
Dr. J. P. Coult and Prof. Thomas made
brief and Interesting talks along the
lino of temperance work and tho good
that the Women's Christian Temper
ance union Is accomplishing.
Today is the beginning of the fif
teanth annual meeting of the Lacka
wanna nnd Wyoming Muslcnl Alliance.
An Informnl meeting, free to all, wan
held Inst night, nnd some of tho work
mapped out. Prof. Bowman Is Were,
and wilt conduct tho Alliance through
the week, and everything now looks ns
If this wns going to bo the largest and
most successful Alliance that has been
held. Tho Tribune will contain a full
report of the Alllanco each tiny, and
the programmes of Thursday nnd Fri
day's grnnd concerts wilt bo published
In full. The Tribune may be obtained
at tho Alliance each day, for tho ac
comodation of those who lire In at
tendance. Mrs. Elizabeth Brutzman, of Scran
ton, Is at tho homo of L. D. Kemmcrcr
for ten dnys.
Mrs. Sarah Freeman Is dongerously
ill at tho home of her son, near West
Many visitors are In town this week,
attending the Musical Alliance.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Simrcll
returned Inst night from their wed
Mr. George E. Stantonvwas a busi
ness visitor to Nicholson yesterday.
Special lo tho Scranton Tribune.
Hallstead, Oct. 8. Tho Hnllstead Re
publican club will go to Blnghamton
Thursday, accompanied by the Hal -stoad
band, to participate in the
Broome county Republican rally. Spe
cial excursion rates have been secured
on the railroads.
Mrs. B. C. Read and daughter, Fan
nie, spent several dajs of last week as
the guests of friends In Blnghamton.
Mrs. Bruce Ross and daughter, Hazel,
were in Blnghamton, Saturday.
Michael Hays, station agent at
Gouldsboro, has been home for several
days, suffering from sickness. Ho re
turned to Gouldsboro Monday evening.
Mrs. George Van Fleet wns in Blng
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lowe and
young son, of Blnghamton, were tho
guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Lowe,
F. J. May, the efficient traveling fire
man instructor on the De aware, Lack
awanna and Western, has been hon
ored by the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen by his recent election to
the office of secretary of the entire or
der. Mr. May has always worked In
tho Interest of the order and has won
tho honor conferred upon him.
John T. Richards, a fireman on the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
who is now running with Engineer H.
S. Millar, was seriously hurt last week.
Ho was crossing the turntable in the
round house when ho tripped and fell,
striking his head and Indicting a deep
and painful cut just above the eye. He
was sent to his boarding place at Mrs.
F. M. King's, where the wound was
sewed up by a physician. He was con
fined to the house from tho effects of
J. F. Allen, of Heart Lake, was in
town Monday, and leased the Spring
farm of Hon. James T. DuBoIs. Mr.
A len will take possession of the farm
Thursday evening a number of Dem
ocrats assembled In Hooks' hall and
organized a Democratic club o carry
on the campaign in this vicinity this
fall. The officers elected were: Presi
dent, F. J. Grattan; secretary, James
O'Neil; treasurer, James Tlerney; gen
eral committee, Great Bend, James
O'Neil and William Green; Hallstead,
Charles Sea es, Henry Smith, Michael
Russell, P. J. O'Neill, M. J. Carrlgg,
Charles Cordess and E. Alden. The
club will meet every Thursday and
Friday evenings at 7.30 p. in., In Heck's
The Protective Taxpayers' associa
tion will meet this evening.
The general committee of the Primi
tive Methodist Pennsylvania confer
ence will convene In the Avoca Primi
tive Methodist church today. A large
number of ministers are expected. In
tho evening Rev. W. II. Acornley will
preach. All are Invited.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Metho
dist Episcopal church will meet on
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Charles Smith, of Dupont.
J. H. Anderson is purchasing goods
In New York city.
The Avoca and Langcliffe Coal com
panies have posted notices of tho ten
per -cent, advance. The local unions
will meet this evening to elect dele
gates to the convention to be held on
Last evening, David, the seventeen-year-old
son of Mr. nnd Mrs. David
Brown, of the North End, was perhaps
fatally Injured last evening, while
jumping on cars on the Erie and Wy
oming road. Besides a broken leg, he is
suffering from several ugly contusions.
Dr. Berge Is the attending physician.
Lawrence Morahan, Thomas Rldgel
ly and Simon Queeney enmo in from
Beuumont.on Saturday to spend Sun
day with their families.
Mrs. J. H, Anderson and daughter,
Kate, have returned from White Hn
ven, after spending several dnys there.
Cluir Holllster and Fred Woodworth
have embarked Into tho general mer
chandise business at Carbondale.
T. P. 'McGrell and daughter, Marcel
la, are visiting friends In Wllllumsport.
"I wish to express my thanks to the
manufacturers of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, for
having put on tho market such n won
derful medicine," says W. W. Massin
gill, of Beuumont, Taxan. Theio ure
many thousands of mothers whose
children have been saved from attacks
of dysentery and cholera Infantum
who must also fi-el ihuukful. It Ih for
sale by ull druggists, Matthews Bros.,
wholesale and teWill agents,
Special to (lie Scranton Tllbunr,
Susquetuinnu, Oct. 8. Tho forty
hours' devotion will begin In St, John's
Catholic church on Sunday morning
lit Beebo park, on Saturday after-i
noon, tho Grout Bend club defeated tho
SUAijuehannu cub, 7 to 6. Tho game
r Cures nit Throat aud Luo g Affections.
In the Basement
was called In the seventh inning on
account of darkness. By common con
sent the visitors played the dirtiest ball
witnessed In Susquehanna this season.
Sbawangunk tribe of Red Men, of
Lanesboro, on Saturday evening, pub
licly Installed its officers.
Tho congregation of tho Presbyterian
church will, this evening, In the church
purlors, give a farewell reception to
Rev. and Mrs. D. I. Sutherland.
The Pride-Estabrook nuptials will bo
celebrated in the Presbyterian church
on Tuesday evening.
At Stevens' Point, on Saturday after
noon, there was a Republican rally
and banner raising. The speaker of
the day was District Attorney Ralph
B. Little, of Montrose, chairman of 'the
The Canawacta Water Supply com
pany has completed a 4,500-barrel res
ervoir about a mile from Lanesboro.
Rev. A. E. Kitchen, of Lanesboro, oc
cupied the pulpit of the Baptist church
on Sunday morning and evening.
On account of the absence of the rec
tor, Rev. B. H. Abbott, of Carbondale,
there were no preaching servicer! in
Grace Episcopal church, Oakland, on
John Reynolds, an aged resident of
Onk'and township, and a veternn of
the civil war, is critically ill with par
alysis. Miss Minnie Reilly, of Susquehanna,
took first premium at the Blnghamton
exposition as a typewriter.
There will be a prayer and pritse
meeting in the Oakland Congregational
church on Tuesday evening. It is ex
pected that Rev. W. A. Duncan, Ph.
D., of Boston, will be present.
The board of trade will discuss the
sewerage question on Tuesday evening.
Mr. und Mrs. A. D. Burns and daugh
ter, Mrs. George M. Bostwlck, of Mont
rose, are guests of Mr. and 'Mrs. Clar
ence Titsworth, Washington street.
The Honesdale District Methodist
Ministerial association will hold a
meeting at Jackson today and tomor
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Honesdale, Oct. 8. Tho fifty-eighth
anniversary of Freedom lodge of Odd
Fellows will be celebrated on the even
ing of October 15.
Hon. Harvey E. Grim, Democratic
candidate for congressman-at-large,
and Hon. A. B. Osborne, of Erie, are
announced to speak at the court house,
Wednesday evening, October 10.
Tho need of a public sewerage sys
tem for Honesdale is becoming more
apparent every day. The condition of
the Lackawaxen river at present is a
menace to the health of the whole com
munity. The Honesdale Golf club have elected
officers as follows: President, Augus
tus P. Thompson: vice-president,
Charles T. Bently: secretary and treas
urer, Horace D. Weston; board of gov
ernors, Messrs. W. F. Suydam, John p.
Weston, H. S. Salmon and Dr. P. B.
Honesdale manufactories are still
supplying their plants with fuel from
the culm dumps of the old gravity.
Some have stored a good supply for
winter. A number of teams are haul
ing coal from the washory at Hoad
leys to supply families In Honesdale.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Reuben Small, who
have been the guests of their daugh
ter, Mrs. Joshua A. Brown, returned
on Saturday to their home In New
The suit of Kcene and LaBar against
the Hartford Fire Insurance company,
to recover for loss by fire on their
stock of store goods at White Mills,
wus tried before Judge Purdy and
given to the jury at 5 p. m. Saturday.
At 7 p. m. the Jury returned a verdict
In favor of plaintiffs for $1,154. There
Is a policy from nnother company for
$1,000, for which a settlement has not
been made. Thut was continued until
Following Is the programme for
meeting of tho Women's Home Mis
sionary society of Lackawanna Pres
bytery, to be held In the Presbyterian
church, Honesdale, 'October 10 and U:
Committees Chairman entertainment,
Mrs. Andrew Thompson; chairman re
ception, Mrs, W, H. Swift; chairman
Christmas box. Mrs. E. C. Mumford.
Standing Nominating Committee Mrs.
William B. Holmes, Honesdale; Mrs.
N, N. Betts, Towanda; Miss Martha
Bennett, Wllkes-Barre, Wednesday, 2
p. m. Open with prayer; Bible lend
ing, Mr. Charles E. Hurlbert; jnlnute.i
of recording seeretury, roll-call and
brief responses from delegates, Miss
King; treasurer's leport, Mrs. A. E.
Hunt; report from secretary for Freed
men, report from secrotury of litera
ture, report from secretary of Y, P,
work, Miss Virginia, Welles; a word
from the vice-presidents WHkev
Barre district, Mrs. Brooks; Scranton
district, Mrs. Klrkputrick; Montrose
(list i lot, Miss Read; Towanda district,
Mis, Gaylord; address, Miss Florence
Stephenson, of Ashevllle Industrial
school; prayer; announcement of com
mittees; hymn. Wednesday, 7.30 p. m.,
presided over by Rev, Mr, Swift Ad
dress, Dr, George L. Splnlng; collec
tion; benediction. Thursday, 9 a. m.
Hymn; Bible reading, Mr. Charles E.
Hurlbert : tulle on Alaska, Mrs. J,
E. Richmond; Young People's hour;
prayer (for our missionaries); reports
of committees; election of officers; dox.
Third Great Annual
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Pure Food Show. . .'.
Saturday with Two Grand Concerts by Bauer's Band.
Jonas Long's Son's Store
ology. Presbyterlal officers for 1O0O
President, Miss May D. Strong, Pitts
ton, Pa.; vice-presidents, Mrs. Charles
Kirkpatrlck, Scranton, Pa.; Mrs. P. IT.
Brooks, Wllkes-Barre, Pa.; Mrs. H. B.
Gaylord, Wyaluslng, Pa.; Miss Fannie
Reed, Montrose, Pa.; corresponding
secretary, Miss Mary Mattes, Scran
ton, Pa.; recording secretary, Miss
Nettle King, Dunmore, Pa.; secretary
of Freedmen, Mrs. J. V. Darllns,
Wllkes-Barre, Pa.; secretary of litera
ture, Miss Emily Reynolds, Kingston,
Pa.; secretary of Young People's work,
Miss Virginia Welles, Wyaluslng, Pa.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Kingsley, Oct. 8. V. N. Whitney
left Monday for a business trip to
New York city.
Mrs. Albert Crandall, of Scrar-cn,
has been visiting relatives here the
James Jeffers and wife, of Montrose,
were recent guests at A. J. AdamB'.
Mrs. J. R. Alexander and Miss Alma
Goodrich attended the Young People's
Christian union convention at Gibson
Mrs. Lizzie Tiffany and son, Frank,
attended the Sunday school convention,
at Brooklynq Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Whitney re
turned Friday from a few days' visit
with relatives and attending the fair
at Blnghamton. Augustus Is engaged
in packing apples at Holcomb, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Adams and son,
Windsor, spent Sunday at Harford,
with Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Brundage.
Mrs. G. C. Finn is at Hopbottom,
caring for her mother-in-law, Mrs. N.
M. Finn, who was slowly convalescing
from a seven weeks' illness, but woh
Is now suffering a relapse.
At the oyster supper at Mrs. Lizzie
Tiffany's Tuesday a programme .will
be rendered consisting of speaking,
singing and instrumental music.
PRAIRIE CHICKEN WAGER.
John Hanton Eats a Chicken Each
Day for Thirty Days.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Oct. 8. Tom Hanton, presi
dent of Tattersall's Athletic club, now
holds the record In prairie chicken eat
ing. Thirty birds, one each day for
thirty days, was the feat he accom
plished, an undertaking which no one
else who has attempted it has been
able to do. A month ago Mr. Hanton
was eating in company with Thomas
Nawn, the comedian; Abe Jacobs, of
the Olympla theater and "Smiley" Cor
bett in Charley King's restaurant on
Fifth avenue. They ordered prairie
chicken. Hanton remarked during the
meal that he could eat prairie chicken
for every meal.
"You can't eat a prairie chicken a
day for thirty days," Nawn said.
A wager was made, Nawn and Jacobs
placing $400 In the hands of the res
taurant keeper against $400 of Han
ton's money that ho could not accom
plish the feat. The understanding was
that Hanton was to eat the bird be
tween 6 and 8 o'clock In the evening,
was to order any sort of drink he de
sired and tho losing side was to pay
the restaurant bill. At 6 o'clock last
evening Hanton called at King's res
taurant nnd gave the order for his
thirtieth prairie chicken. Just as the
dish was brought before him an or
chestra In the street, which had been
hired for the purpose, began plaMng
"All I Want Is My Chicken." They
followed with "Whose Got the Kev to
the Hen Coop.' Hanton ate his chick
en, but declares that he would not eat
another for $1,000.
SUICIDE XN HIS CHURCH. '
Preacher Hanged Himself on the
Bell Rope, in His Daughter's Sight.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press
Jasper, Tenn., Oct. 8, Rev, B, L.
Plrtle, pastor of the Cumberland Pres
hytorlan church, hanged himself on
tho bell rope of his church this morn
ing. He was discouraged by tho fall
ing away of his congregation dining
his pastorate of less than a year,
"I am no longer fit to preach," ho
told his wife. This morning ho went
to tho church, taking his 5-year-old
girl with him. He went up In the or
gan loft, where the hell rope hungr.
The child wns left In tho pew below,
Tho man fastened the bell rope about
"flood-bye, Annie," ho called; "papa
Is going to swing." Then he Jumped
off. A wild clang marked his leap.
Wondering, fearful, the little glii
watched the body of her father kick
Ink spasmodically In the air while the
boil above rang out an unholy tri
umph over a soul's disgrace.
The villagers, alarmed at the racket,
rushed to the church. As they entered
the bell hud ceased to ring. Phtlo
was dead, "Papa never would let me
swing on Uiut rope," said little Annie,
os they carried her from the church,
Albert Heller, living at 1114 Farnham
st., Omaha, says; "I have tried most
every thing that Is used as a pre
ventive or cure for headache, but noth
ing did me so much good as Krause's
Headache Capsules. Others who have
used them say the same thing." Price
?J5o. Sold by Matthew Bros.
Dr. Allen Said There Is an Unusually
Large Number of Cases nnd some
thing Should Be Done to As
certain the Origin.
The number of cases of typhoid
fever In Scranton and the vicinity Is
reaching higher proportions, and while
during the fall of every year the city
is affected by the disease, still this
years typhoid Is more prevalent than
usual. During September, nineteen
cases were reported to the board of
health, and ten deaths, which figures
are high In comparison with former
All of the city hospitals have a
number of typhoid patients and prac
ticing physicians throughout the city
dally meet with cases of the ravaging
Illness. Already this month, several
cases have been reported to the board
of health, and a number of deaths
The disease is very prevalent In
Peckvilel at present, where twenty
cases are reported.
Typhlod faver is always caused by
either defective drainage or contami
nated water, which favors the growth
of the typhoid germs, and Health Offi
cer Allen yesterday told a Tribune man
that unless there Is a marked de
crease in the number of cases re
ported, he would sumntt a proposi
tion to the board of health, providing
for a bacteriological examination of
the water supply.
Dr. Allen, in discussing the situation
with a Tribune man yesterday, said:
"While Scranton isn't suffering from
what I would call a typhoid epidemic,
sti'l'l there are an unusually large
number of cases in the city, and some
measures should be taken to look after
their origin. '
"The disease Is not considered con
tagious, although the Idea generally
prevails that it is, and while it might
be communicated by vneans of cloth
ing and linen, still it cannot be spread
by mere personal contact. In former
years it was considered contagious.
Therefore It is plain that it must ori
ginate from some universal source.
"At this season of the year, after
a hot and dry summer, the water sup
plies are low, and contain bacilli,
which might cause disease. As yet no
examination has been made. Scranton
is usually very free from typhoid fe
ver, and this renders the present
spread of the disease so peculiar.
Dr. Allen then passed Into a general
discussion of the disease, and remark
ing, "Here are a few points on the
subject," picked up a medical book on
the subject, and read as follows;
"Typhoid fever Is especially preva
lent In temperate climates.
"Defective drainage and contamin
ated water are two particular condi
tions favoring Its development.
"Filth and bad ventilation lower the
power of resistance of the person af
fected, "In fall months it prevails most and
Is known as the autumnal fever."
At present eight cases of typhoid
fever are being treated at tho Hahne
mann hospital. Three patients are at
the Lackawanna, one of whom, a small
boy by the name of John Boyle, Is now
convalescent, and another of whom,
John Strange, was brought In only
yesterday. Boyle has been receiving
treatment during the last two months.
Strange Is colored and resides at 330
Penn avenue. At the Moses Tayolr
hospital, a large number of cases were
received, and nil but two have now
been dismissed, cured. '
Among the most recent deaths from
typhoid Is that of Hugh Gllmore, tho
well known South Scranton contractor
and ex-coal operator, who died Sun
day, Miss Sally Reilly, of Gardner
avenue, who died Saturday afternoon,
Is nnother of typhoid's victims.
TO ATTEND STATE CONVENTION.
Local Poor Directors Will Go to
A larse number of members of tho
local poor board will leave for Wllkes
Barre this morning and there attend
the state convention of Directors or
the Poor and Charities,
Among those who will probably leave
this morning are Colonel H, M. Hales,
who Is a member of the State Boar I
of Charities; F, L. Fuller, Thomas
Shotton, H. E. Palpe. F, J. Vkirt,
Secretary of the Board C, J, Gillespie,
Superintendent G, W. Beemer and
wife, and Solicitor of the Board John
Superintendent Beemer Is treusuier
of tho association, and both Colonel
Boles and Mr. Fuller have been re
quested to address the convention on
topics relating to the general work
done In alleviating the poor and needy,
' It Is expected that there will be a
representation of between three hun
dred and three hundred and fifty direc
tors of tho poor, from all over tho
state, as tho convention this year Is
particularly Important, being Jhe silver
Jubilee of the association and com
memorating Its twenty-fifth anniver
Governor Stone has been requested
to be present, as have also soveral
members of the legislature, and mem
bers of the State Board of Charities
and committee on lunacy.
The convention will be called to or
der at 10 o'clock this morning by Presi
dent Louis Tlsch, of Wllkes-Bnrre, and
It will bo In session today, tomorrow
The Scranton delegation Intend bring
ing before the meeting the subject of
erecting a suitable establishment In
this vicinity for the benefit of feeble
minded children. As has 'already befn
pointed out In these columns, there an;
onlv two institutions of thW sort In
Pennsylvania, one of which Is In the
southeastern and the other In the
western part of the state, and both of
which are so crowded that it Is Impos
sible for the local directors to secure
admittance for many of the applicants
In this district, und for whom as a re
sult no provisions can be made.
The matter was spoken on at the
convention in Erie last year by Attor
ney Scragg. It will now be prosecuted
with fresh vigor, and efforts made to
bring a bill before the legislature, pro
viding for the building of a proper
asylum In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
JR. 0. U. A. W. FIGHT
TAKES NEW TURN
The Supreme Court Overrules Judge
Weiss' Decision and Declares
Against the Insurgents.
The following Associated Press des
patch announces the victory of the
loyalists over the insurgents In the
fight between rival factions of the Ju
nior Order United American Mechan
ics, which conflict had its inception at
the state convention held here a year
Pittsburg, Oct. 8. The so-called insuigents of
the Junior Order ot United American Mechanics
were'finally beaten in their attempt to have the
court set aside the jurisdiction of the state
and national hrnnches ot the order oer the
subordinate state councils in the matter ot col
The fight started in the Dcrry council, Dauphin
county, when a bill In equity wns filed against
the state and national councils to restrain theae
bodies front assessing taxes upon the suboidi
nato lodges. The decision ol the loAir court
was a victory tor Dciry council, but in an opin
ion handed down tod.iy by the Suprcira court
the decision of the loner court is reversed and
the eostB placed .upon Dcrry council.
This is a sweeping vlctoiy for the lojalists, it
is claimed, and the members of the J. P.
Winer council at Scenth acnuc and Orant
street, who had arranged for a meeting tbla
nening turned the allair into a cclalu.ition of
the lctory. The fight for supremacy on tho
part of the parent body of the order lias at
tiacted attention all ocr the country. In his
opinion Justice Drown sajs:
"In levying the tax it cannot be pretended
that this order transcended any corporate, power
granted; nnd the public which cannot fairly
be said to have any intirest in the powers pos
sessed by this family order, most certainly had
none as to where they wero exercised. It could
make no manner of difference to the public
whether the tax was levied In Philadelphia or
Minnesota. The public were not affected. Tiie
order did not deal with them, but only with
Its members, its own private family. It had
no stockholders to be mblccted to risk, haid
fillip or fraud, and it did not undertake to en
ter into any contract. Its iclatlons with the
niembeia of tho complaining council had alieady
been established and presumably e.sistcd for
yearf. The loylng of the tax was simply pro
viding a revenue, for the continued existence of
the organization of which these complainants
were practically component parts.
",o reason, therefore, exists for the applica
tion to the case befoie us as to a rule ot the
corporate nets beyond tho limits of the state
seating tho body, and the appellants jiHtly fi!t
us to except them from it. Any other uew
would compl us to the conclusion that all re
llgioiu, literary, patriotic or beneficial aodctlcs
of a national character, stepe or origin, which
have been incorporated by the courts, by .lets
of general assembly or since lr74, under tho gen
eral meetlnvt, transacting their bui'nrsi nnd
adopting rules and laws at places outside of the
The reversed decision was made by
Judge Weiss, of Dauphin county, Der
ry council, No, 40, Junior Order of
United American Mechanics, of Hum
mullstown, asked Judge Weiss, of Har
risburg, to restrain the national coun
cil, Junior Order United Amerlcnn
Mochanlcs, from collecting the Na
tional council per capita tax, on the
ground that tho session of the Nation
al council at Minneapolis, Minn,, was
Illegal, because tho National council
was ohnrtered under the laws of tho
state of Pennsylvania und no sessions
held outside of the state could be
Judge Weiss decided that the Na
tional council session held at Minnea
polis was Illegal. The State council
officers uppealed the case to the Su
The decision Is a decided victory for
the State council olllcera and the
subordinate councils who were loyal
to the National council. The effect of
this decision will enable the hesitating
councils In Lackawanna county to de
cide what to do, now that they have
tho law. It Is probable they will pay
th National council tax' and all dif
ferences wj be adjusted and har
mony prevail once more.
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OFFICERS OF THE BEADING.
Selected at the Adjourned Annua'.
Meeting Held Yesterday.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 8. The stockhold
ers of the Heading company, which
company was the result of the reor
ganization of the PhllaJclphia and
Reading Railroad company and tho
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron company three years ago, held an
adjourned annual meeting today, at
which the annual report, made publlo
yesterday, was approved. Under the
reorganization, the annual meeting'ol
the company and held in June, but ns
the Reading year does not end until
June 30, nothing Is done at that meet
lng'but election of officers, the annual
leport going over until October. Prior
to the meeting of the Reading com
pany, the Philadelphia and Reading
Railway company stockholders met
and re-elected the following officers:
President, J. S. Harris; directors,
George F. Baer, George Thomas, John
Lowber Welsh, Henry P. McKenn, H.
A. Du Pont and Charles Steele; treas
urer. W. A. Church; secretary, "W. R.
The stockholders of tho Coal an-
Iron company also re-elected the fol
President, Joseph S. Harris; treasui
er, W. A. Church; secretary, W. G
Brown; directors, J. Lowber Wclsl
Charles Steele, George F Baer, Thotm
as McKean, George C. Thomas nnd A
The smaller railroads controlled bj
the railway company nnd the six coal
companies controlled by the coal ana
Iron company, also elected offlccis.
Thompson and Neuls' Energy In
Averting Accident Rewarded.
Some weeks ago one of the cars or
the Petersburg line of the Scrnntof
Railway compmv ran off the tra:k
while coming down Mulberry street
Any serious accident to the passengers
was nverted by tho action of Patrol
men Thompson and Neuls, who pre
vented any of the people on the car
from leaving their seats.
The two blue coats wero yesterdas
given a token of the Scranton Railway
company's appreciation of their work,
Stephen Dyer, in behalf ot the com
panyTpresented each of them with $19.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Oct. S, Arrived: New Vorl', fron
Southampton; Tiaie, from llrfmeni Miasdam
Ilntierdam: City of Home, Olaagow; lloic, J.iv
erpool. Cleared; BeUraUa, Hamburg; Ameri
can, Anisteidam; l.ahn, lliemen ia (Southamp
ton, (lenoa Auived: Kaiser Wlllhclm III, from
New .York. Southampton Arrhcil: Kaiser WI1.
holm der Cruste, fiom New York for Bremen.
I.herpool Allhcdt 1'mbrla, fiom Vow York.
Chrrbouig Called: DeiiUchland (from Ham.
burg and Southampton), New York.
COUNOILMEN OK BAIL.
By Kxcluslvo Wire from Tho Associated Press
Philadelphia, Oct, 8, The Superior comt to.
day on letlllon of tho rite MiamoUn council,
men and three agentn for brick companies who
were- on Saturday eoniited on conspiracy, al.
lowed the comlclei! men tn appeal to the ouit
and pending I lie uppcaljicld each appellant li
1-1,000 ball, The petition alleges errnrs on th
part of the lourt and aks that (ho dccUion In
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