Newspaper Page Text
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1901.
FORMER CITY TREASURER AND
HIS BROTHER TESTIFY.
C. O. Boland Admitted That $500
Was Loaned to Simon Thomas as a
Counter Inducement to Induce
ments Held Out by the Old Com
pany William Bolnnd Said That
James, FellowB and Frable Solicited
Him for Money Councilman Finn
Kx-Clty Treasurer C. G. Boland was
tho first witness called yesterday,
nnd continued the testimony bejfan at
Monday's hearing In the bribery
rases ngalnst Councllmen E. J. Cole
man, Thomas O'Boyle, Edward James,
K. H. Williams, T. C. Melvin, John
McAndrew and P. F. McCann. He
testified that while Councilman Mc
Andrew never mentioned money
to him directly, regarding the
passage of the ordinance, still he had,
by the use of slang expressions gent
ly Intimated various things. "He
said," Mr. Boland leluctantly admit
ted, '"you fellows don't play ball or
something of that nature. 1 never
went Into detail with him, nor naked
him to explain his meaning."
Mr. Boland continued the testimony
of Monday's hearing regarding the
loan made by the new telephone com
pany to ex-Select Councilman Simon
Thomas. He declared that Wade Finn
told him that he heard Thomas was
being offered $300 to oppose the pass
age of the ordinance and Finn sug
gested that It would be a good Idea
to loan the councilman a like sum, as
Iki needed (t to pay his liquor license.
I think," tald the witness, "that Mr.
Finn later told me that he sent Thomas
the money. Mr. Finn did not tell me
where he got tho money nor did I
ever afterward hear If It was re
turned." WOULD HE THE ELEVENTH.
Did you ever have any talk with
Mr. McAndrew?" MV. Boland wap
asked. "I did," answered the witness,
"and my understanding was that If
we had ten votes assured he would
make the eleventh. No, I don't think
that McAndrew ever mentioned money
to mo. He may have used slang,"
and then followed, tho bit of testimony
"Did you ever have any talk with
Councilman Richard Williams?" In
terrogated Mr. Torrey.
"I did. I met him one evening In
the rlty hall and ho said he wanted to
assist the new company but something
pi evented him. He gave no Intima
tion of receiving any money, nor did
he say he was saving up for a Euro
pean trip," this last being brought
forth by a question anent the trip from
The witness admitted that he had
heaid something at the time of a cabal
of oouncllmen, but had no recollection
ot his company, receiving any intima
tion that they could reach them. He
was then examined In tho subject of
the Barber Asphnlt company's repair
contract, and the methods by which
It went through councils.
"You were present when Mayor
1'nlley hesitated to accept some money
from Mr. McKlnnoy, were you not?"
asked Mr. Torrey, nnd the witness
after a little thought replied, "I was In
my office 'the last day of my term,
busied with work, and while there,
there was talk about Mayor Bailey's
s'gning that contract. I was opposed
to It. It was rumored then that he
was given money to sign It. Mr. Mc
Klnney was about the building, but
not in my office.
SAW NO MONEY.
"The mayor was In my office for
awhile to straighten up his accounts.
Ho may have used home expression
about McKlnney trying to give him
si'tno money, but I saw rone pass be
i.uen tho two that morning?"
"Did you see any pass between them
at any time?" Interrupted his Inqulsi
toi. "Not any money," was the quick
"A check?" was Mr. Toriey's rapid
fire tetort, and the witness nnswered,
"1 onceisaw Mr. Finn nccept a paper
which I was afterward told was a
'heck, in my office, from either Mr.
McKlnney or Mr. Rock, I'm not sure
Mr. Toncy hero reverted to tho im
portant question of the day before,
and asked Mr. Boland If he had any
more definite recollection than on
Monday of the matter of Simon
Thomas, whereat the witness replied
that Wade Finn, although not finan
cially interested in the company, was
anxious to assist In the passage of
the ordinance, and had Informed him
that ho heard Mr. Thomas was offered
V00 by the Bell company to oppose
granting a franchise to the new com
pany. Mr. Finn wanted to hold
Thomas, and thought a $,100 loan
would be an effectual means of hold
ing. Witness personally was against
any using of bribes, and this $500 was
to be entirely as a loan. Witness In
formed his bi other nnd Oencral Mann
rt Wayland regarding tho matter.
Witness positively assorted that he
Jilmself did. not advance tho money to
Finn to give Thomas, but could, not
ay that he did not give Finn some
money, as Finn was for three years
In the treasurer's office with him, and
ho may have advanced him some
WILLIAM BOLAND ON THE STAND
William Boland was next put
on the htand. E. n, Sturgcs,
of the Municipal League, re
marked that It was the first time In
t.u years that he had examined a
witness, and then took charge ot Mr.
The hitler told of his connection with
the Lackuwanna company three yeais
ago. and mentioned that tho tele
phone! ordinance was defeated at first
by uccldent on account, of Mr. Robin
son, tho "eleventh man," being twice
kept fiom council meetings by Ill
ness. It finally came up and was de
feated, Mr. Coyne, who had been sup
porting It, voting ngalnst It, Mr. Bo
land told of his going to Mlnooko. for
Coyne and bringing him up to the
meeting, only to have him abscond to
the' enemy. Witness subsequently met
Coyne and on telling him that he had
D r Bull's
Curci U Throat sad Lung Affections.
Ik Ctt the genuine. Refuse substitutes. A
.Sa' vat Ion Oil cure Rheumatism, ig 35 ctt.
made a mistake In acting ns ho did,
the latter Intimated "that ho was tak
ing care of himself now-n-days. Pre
vious to this, Coyne, ns a friend of
tho ordinance, told witness that Coun
cilman P. F. McCann offered him $300
to vote against the ordinance.
The witness declared that lip was
solicited by Councilman Edward
James, and said that ho told Jame.i
that he was surprised at him, ns
never before did ho think him a bood
lor. Horntlo Fellows and Edward
Frablo also came to him for money,
he testified. The former asked him to
put $300 Into an envelope and he would
guarantee him tho necessary vote,
TALKED WITH MALONEY.
On being nsked whether ho ever had
any conversation with E, J, Maloney
about the, ordinance, the witness re
plied, "I met Maloney after tho final
passage of tho ordlnnnce and he com
plained that he had got the throw
down from Coyne, 'same ns you did,
he said. He told mo that ho took good
care of Mr. Coyne In the mntter. Ho
nlso condemned other of the council
men. I think he said McCann, among
others, trentcd him shamefully, ns ho
also was being taken care of."
On being examined about tho Bar
ber Asphalt contract matter, tho wit
ness declared that he had heard Mayor
Bailey say that he was offered money
by the Barber people, lie also heard
Wade Finn tell tho mayor that 'ho
would be a darn fool,' if ho didn't
take the money, ns they had fourteen
votes and would pass It over his head
Andrew Healey, the next witness,
put on tho stand, denied any connec
tion with tho company In nny capac
ity. "Well, Mr. Healey," said Mr.
Torrey, "can you In nny way account
for the widespread Impression that
you wero 0110 of tho company's
"All I know," the witness lepllod, In
a threatening bnsso voice, "Is that my
name has been brought up here In
this matter, entirely uncalled for."
"Well, you had plenty of opportunity
to clean your skirts by coming here
before this," answered the Lenguo
counsel, nnd as Mr. Healey retorted,
"Clear them of what?" he declared,
"Well, we won't discuss that," and the
wlness was dismissed.
Ex-Councilman WatklnH was unable
to appear at the hearing thiough Ill
ness and Wade Finn, another sub
poenaed witness, was also unable to
attend. The date of the next hearing
was not set.
FOOD INSPECTOR'S REPORT.
It Shows the Enormous Quantity of
Bad Food Destroyed.
Food Inspector F. J. Widmnyer has
just completed the compilation of his
report for the year 1300, and a most
interesting report it is, showing the
enormous qunntlty of bad food de
stroyed every year under his dliectlon.
There was no less than 27,299 nounds
of fish or over thirteen tons destroyed.
The complete report Is as follows:
Number of iterc ami market inflec
Xuinuir of milk Inspection', lactome
ter tests 2,21.')
Xumber of milk inspections, ihbiock
Aerane per cent of specific cmlty..31 b0 100o
Average per cent of total solid 13 07
Acraire per cent, of butter fat S.UJ
Destroyed tho following:
Poultry, 205 pounds; 1.01k. WW pounds: flsli,
27, VM pounds; veal, 'jjj pounds; lieif, 175
pounds; piirs' feit, 1JS pounds; uua.ige, 873
pounds; spare rllw, 200 pounds; ostor, 1JO
quarts; soit shell crabs, SO; cri?s, 150 dozen;
Hpplcs, 120 bushels; (abluue, 2,300 heads; b.'ans,
01 biuhels; l'eas, :i bushels; melons, l,7tJ0;
peaches, 43 baskets; atiuubeirlcs, 1,224 hacktts;
blackberries, 01 baskets; milk, 1,8.11 quarts.
LITERARY CIRCLE ORGANIZED,
Sixty Members of Holy Cross Church
Form a Society.
Sixty members of the congregation ot
Holy Cross Catholic church of Belle
vue organized the Holy Cross Literary
circle last night In the church hall. The
following officers were elected; Presi
dent, M. A. Collins; secretary. Miss,
Mary Nlland; treasurer, Myles Clark;
critic, Rev. W. P. O'Donnell; assistant
critic. Rev. John Dunne; librarian,
Miss Ellen McOarrah; assistant librar
ian, Miss Lucy Cogglns.
The circle will meet every two weeks.
On the evening of Feb. 4 It will join
with St. Peter's Total Abstinence soci
ety In tendering a reception to Rev.
Hubert Cunningham, formerly a resi
dent of Bellevue, who Is now a member
of the Paullst order, being located at
the monastery In Hoboken, N. J. He
will be In the city at that time conduct
ing a retreat for the women of the con
gregation. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE.
Its Growth in America n Source of
If. II Jleiwln, In The World's Work.
The most noteworthy development
of any art In recent times In our coun
try Is tho growth of landscape archi
tecture. Within easy memoiy it has
passed from piiv.ite to public recog
nltlon, and men of middle ago can
readily recall tho time when formal
lawn-plots amid rigid tree settings
weie regarded as the best offetlng of
tho landscape architect. Now we
take our magnificent public parks ns a
matter of course; we keenly appre
ciate them in fact, wo could not get
along without them. But all this fast
growing public Interest In landscape
architecture is a development of the
Inst half century. It began with In
dividual owners of estates and extend
ed gradually to the people. It was
long an arlstocratlo art, but the Dem
ocratic appreciation of It has opened
up the possibilities of a completo de
velopment; and it now perhaps de
serves to he called, In a sense that no
other art does, the peculiarly Demo
cratic and American art.
There Is nothing In which our cities
tuke more pride.
Go to any city or town you will, and
you will discover that the park plays
an Important part In the llfo and en
joyment of the people of all classes.
It will bo many a generation bufore
the whole continental area will pre
sent a continuous succession of parks
and gardens; but tho Impulse has al
ready become so general as to war
rant the expectation that tho time will
come when no other largo area of ihu
earth's surface will piesent such
varied and beautiful aspects, Men are
at work In many places, as In tho At
nold Arboretum In Boston, A visitor
expressed his admiration of the hills of
trees. "Not yet, not yet," a landscapo
artist replied: "come hero a hundred
years hence, and you will 3ee the plun
worked out. Then It will ho beauti
ful." Store Closed.
The wholesale grocery house of R, p.
Patterson's Sons, on Dundaff street,
was closed yesterday after J p. m. on
account of tho funeral services of
A Peaceful Evening Nominations
Made for City Offices.
The city convention of tho local
Democrats held last evening In the
Academy of Music was utterly in con
trast to that held last year. In plnce
of tho intenso excitement which char
acterized the last convention, perfect
harmony prevailed nnd, In fact, it
was rather monotonous at times. The
large hall was well filled when the
convention opened at 8.20 The meet
ing was called to order by City Chair
man James Boylan, with P. F. Moffltt
in tho secretary's chair. Andrew Pld
geon nnd John Klrkwood were called
to assist tho secretary.
The following delegates presented
credentials and were seated, there
blng no contests:
l'irst ward First district, 1 bonus Cotmhlln
and Albeit Seaman: Thlid district, M. J. Trice
nnd Peter Qulnn.
Second ward r'lrnt dl.trkt, John I.) nth and
John Wade; Second dlstrlit, P. P. Moffltt and
James llojlan; Third tllstilct, Patrick Healey
and Michael Clirke,
Third waid l'irst district, John Klrkwood and
TranU W.il.li; Second district, Patrick Ibitrtran,
and Mlclnel .McDonald; Third district, Andrew
I'ldgeon and Thomas Nc.iry; l'ouith district,
John Kenndy nnd Sol Nlcol.
Fourth ward first district, Thomaa Savaee
nnd Martin Moran; Second district, llduard Cor.
don and Thomat Xallv; Third district, John
Donnelly and John May.
Klllli ward First district, Thomas Moran ami
fieoriro Smith; Second district, Thomas llcaly
and Thomas Harte
Sixth ward I'itat district, .. J. Drennan and
William Karrdl; Second district, Michael Col.
II us and Thomas llosle.
Andrew Pidgeon was nominated and
elected as temporary chairman, nnd
John May as temporary secretary.
Thomas Harte and Edward Gordon
were elected tellers, after which the
temporary organization was made per
manent. The delegates from the vailous wards
then got together and the following
nominations were submitted, there be
ing no dissenting votes:
First, Second, Tilth and Sixth aids-i:dwaid
Alkhi-on, fcchonl director for one )ear and John
McAndrew for threi-.
Third and Fourth w.uds T. F. Huithes for
Tlist,w.ird-Common council, Oabrlel I'uisllano
and ffT J. Olennon; poor director, Hush Trice;
election officers, Third district, Judnc Michael
Trleu; leiilster, Francis McDonald; lnspectcr,
S'cond ward Flection oflieei.s' Tlrst tli-tricl.
Judge, John Wade; Inspector, William Teel;
Second dUtrlct, judges Isaac Singer; assessor,
William Smith; inspector, Tatrick F.arly; Third
IMrlct, Judge, John Scott; ass"ssor. IMward
O'Malley; Inspector, Patrick Tiijhr.
Thlid ward Common e-oimeilmen, John Nealon
and Prank Sloano; election officers, First district,
Judge, Albert llutheitoid; eissasnor, Jerr) Walsh;
Inspector, Frank Hob.m; Second district, Judge,
Hich.ird Malonc; avc4or, John WaUh; Inspector,
Joseph Ncaloir, 'lbjrd district, judge, Jew Pld
neon, fiMesnr, Michael Toolan: inspector, John
Fhnnery; Fourth district, judge, Michael llren
diii register, Oils Alexander; inspector, Tbos.
Feiiuth ward Poor director, James Iturkr;
l'iiat district, Judge, James Turccll; assessor,
Thomas S.uago; Inspector, Jo.-cph Ilarrctt; Third
district, Judge, Michael Haile; acsaor, William
May; In-peclcr, John McCann.
Fifth ward Aldcnmn, Scott Whlppb; com
mon council, William Collins and Trank Clime-;
First district, inspector, James Clarke; Second
district, Judge, Tatrick Harlc: assessor, Thomas
Healey; Inspector, Thomas Gallagher.
SKtli ward Flirt district, ward asscsor, Will
lam Arthur; district assessor, William Hicrdoii;
Inspector, N. J. D.cnnan, Second district, Jud;e,
Titriek Harte; assessor, John Poland; inspector,
Any vacancies which may occur will
be filled by the city committee.
They Pass off Very Quietly and the
Regulars Are Victorious.
The Itepubllcan primaries were held
In all the election districts of this
city last night and the Stalwart ticket
was vlctoilous, with but one or two
exceptions. Llttlo opposition was man
ifested in any district and the vote
cast was light. The following were
elected to the city convention to be
held tomorrow night In the Burke
First ward-First district, Frank Smith, II. 11.
Ilrlggs, J. II. Shannon. M. II. Tappan, It. Mc
Millan, T Mnran: Third district, Sam Tug
llano, Anthony Pooll.
Second ward-First district, Isaac llogeis, Will
lam I!, i:aus. econd district, J. Norman (Jel.
dei, Wllliim Uirber, Third district, Thomas
Third ward-First district. Thrmas Tlieo
plillua. I). C, Morsan; second tlUlrict, Fied
Thomas, Patrick Tondcriy, John Jotk-ai Third
district, John Council ; Fourth district, J, 1).
Sehcnneihoni, F.. A. -Morgan, William Hughes.
Fourth ward First district, Andrew U. Nlcol;
Second dUtrlet, Fiank Franey; Third district,
Fifth ward-First district, A. 1). Wjille, O.
Alexander, F. II. Stone, W. II. Masters, It, M.
Vunnin; Second district, Fran!; Clune.
Sixth wind-First district, Hany VHUIaniH.
A PECULIAR CASE.
Witnesses in the Arnold Case Are
Now Charged with Conspiracy.
Sarah Arnold and James, her hus
band, were before Alderman Jones a
week ago Wednesday night, charged
with keeping a bawdy house on Arch
bald street, where they live. Chief of
Police McAndrew was the prosecutor
and Hon. John F. Reynolds appeared
for the defendanls. A number of the
neighbors of tho somewhat notorious
couple wero examined, but all saemed
reluctant to give testimony and none
said anything which directly Incrimin
ated Mr. and Mrs. Arnold. The de
fendants weie then discharged for lock
Among the witnesses who appeared
against the Arnolds were Mr. and Mrs.
Nlver nnd Anthony II. Lloyd nnd his
daughter. Yesterday tho Arnolds, with
Chief of Police McAndrew, appeared
bsforo Alderman Atkinson and laid an
Information ngalnst the above named
four witnesses, charging them with
conspiring to defame their character.
The witnesses waived a hearing nnd
weie taken before Alderman Jones last
night, who held them In $300 ball,
which was promptly furnished. Mr.
nnd Mrs. Arnold desired to hnve their
neighbors brought before Alderman
Atkinson, but tho bali-glver would not
consent to that, and, as the law em
powers any magistrate to accept ball,
they were brought before Alderman
LADIES AID SOCIETY.
A Pleasing Programme Will Be Ren
dered at the Baptist Parsonage To
night. Tho meeting of the Ladles' Aid so
ciety of the Brean Baptist church will
be hold at tho parsonage this evening
from ".HO to 10 30. Tho Invitation la
general, and the ladles hopo that all
tho members of the congregation may
attend. The members of tho society
nro requested to bring In tho balance
dues on tho oalendur pledges; others
who may desire to make aomo little
offering may do so. Refreshments will
be nerved and the following program
will bo rendered: Violin solo, a. R.
Crevellngj vocal solo, Miss Edith Fdw
ler; piano solo, Miss Stella Morgan;
recitation, Master Leslie Evans; duet,
MIks Grace Halt, Mies Helen Patter
son; vocal solo, Miss Nellie Burdlck,
Tho Pool Tournament.
Tho second night's play hi the pool
tournament at the Carbondalo Cyclo
club brought a large number of spec
tators to the billiard room of the club
last evening. Up to 11 o'clock four
games ivuf beon decided. In the first
Derby (tlrd class) beat Stewart (sec
ond class). In the second game Davis
(third class) beat Crane (fourth class),
and In the third gamo Knapp (third
class) beat Dttchburn (fourth class).
The ourth game was won by McMil
lan (fourth class) over Singer (third
class), Tho standing of the contest
cllnton 0 'J
lloole 1 O
Humphrey 1 0
James 0 1
Moon 0 1
McMillan 1 0
J. 11. cllcse 0 2
ltennie 1 I)
Swingle) 1 0
Stewart 1 1
Derby 1 0
Dai Is 1 ii
Crane , 0 1
Knapp 1 0
Pitchbum II 1
McMillan 1 0
Singer O 1
The (tame will bo continued tonight.
A Still Alarm.
A still alarm was received at tho
Mitchell hose house yesterday morning
from the opera house, but no fire could
be discovered by the firemen. While
some of tho stage hands were sitting
on the stage and speculating on tho
size of the previous night's audience,
one of the largest this season, a big
volume of smoke came puffing out of
tho orchestra exit. In nn Instant word
was telephoned to the Mitchells nnd
they quietly drove up. Investigation
was carried on for over half an hour
trying to locate the origin of the fire,
but the smolrt ceased coming up nt the
end of that time nnd tho final conclu
sion was drawn that the blue clouds
found their Wrth in the furnace of a
nearby neighbor. Few knew of tho
lire until hours after It had happened.
Drew a Crowd.
A large crowd gathered on the bridge
on Sixth avenue that spans the Lacka
wanna river yesterday morning and
gazed for about ten minutes at an ob
ject In the stream. Those on the out
skirts of the gathering who could not
see muttered vague murmuring of dire
things to late arrivals who came rush
ing up punting for breath. Bumors
flew thick and fast of awful things and
then those in the forefront tried to
back out of the packed bodies behind.
The cause of tho trouble was a big
muskrat seated calmly on a stone In
the middle of the stream and serenely
combing his whiskers with his front
paws. A search was made of the
crowd for a man with a gun, but, as
this Is an eminently peaceful communi
ty, none was forthcoming. The musk
rat finally completed his toilet and
swam unmolested to his abode under
An Accidental Vaccination.
Dr. David W. Bailey, who has been
hard worked during the recent vaccin
ation craze, had the misfortune to vac
cinate himself accidentally and by so
doing has had a taste of what he con
fldentally tells his Juvenile patrons
"doesn't hurt a bit." The doctor vac
cinates by means of a capllary tube,
and a day or so ago cut his fore finger
with a piece of glass. The vaccine
virus got Into the wound and the fin
ger swelled Up prodigiously, and the
throbbing nnd burning of the inflamed
finger has kept the big physician awake
nights. The swelling has gone down
some now, but still is very painful.
Sprained His Wrist.
News Dealer It. S. Meyers performed
an unpremeditated acrobatic stunt on
the ley sidewalk a day or so ago and
In coming to n graceful stop balanced
his 200 pounds of avoirdupois on one
wrist, with the result that it looks as
swollen nnd glossy as a ripe melon.
He will not be nble to put It to much
use for some time and hasn't much
use for hand-shakers just at present.
The Passing Throng.
George Kimball spent Monday In
Boyd Oliver Is very sick at his home
on Gilbert street.
John Gllhool and James Boland wero
callers In Archbald, Monday.
Michael Brennan, of Pike street, has
returned from dlutte, Montana.
Benjamin Parry Is reported to be ex
tremely III at his home on Maple ave
nue. IT. S. Wonnacott, of the Pioneer
steam laundry, Is out again after a
Frank Collins and Edward Bellly
will leave tomorrow for St. Mnry's col
Treasurer W. T. Colvllle, of tho Ilen
drick Manufacturing company, left
town on a business trip to Cincinnati
Misses Jennie Bennett, of Unlondale;
Lena Bldwell and Mabel Bllckens, of
Dunmore, are guests of iMIss Isabello
Maxwell, on Park street.
Thomas V. Nealon will leave tomor
row for New York city, where he will
take a position with the Manhattan
Railway company as conductor.
Mrs. George Kcar, of Mousey ave
nue, has issued Invitations for a mu
slcale to bo given at her home Thurs
Miss Bertha Seward, of Monsey ave
nue, delightfully entertained a num
ber of her friends at a tea Saturday
Dr. James L. Ilea, of Sanderson
avenue, Is recovering from a serious
The funeral of Miss Eflle Barney, of
Deacon street, will take place this
morning at 8 o'clock. Intel men t will
be made In Cook cemetery, Scott Val
ley. Dr. Kennedy, of Washington avenue,
Is confined to his homo by an attack
of the grip.
At tho annual business meeting of
the Green Bldgo Presbyterian church,
held on Monday evening, A. C. Fuller
and J. A. Marvlne were elected trus
tees. Mr. Fuller was re-elected, while
Mr. Marvlne takes the place of Wil
liam Watts, who Is now a resident
Tho Green nidge Women's Christian
Temperance union will meet this af.
ternoon nt 3 o'clock In the Evangellcnl
church, 1432 Capouso avenue. Mrs, E.
J. Campbell will preside In the ah
seni'o of the ptesddent. Mrs, J. S.
Miller, superintendent of evangelistic
work, will have charge of the meeting
after tho opening service
On account of the late Winter
Season we have not sold as many
Shoes as we should, Now we need
money, and will close out our sur
plus stock and reduce prices to do
Here Are the Prices:
MEN'S FINE SHOES.
Johnston & Murphy Shoes In box calf, cordovan, enamel and
The "btetson" Shoe
The "Just Wright" Shoe
The "Crawford" Shoe
"Richards & Brennan" Shoe
UNION MADE AND UNION
1 lot of Men's Fine Satin Calf Shoes, worth from tfi.aj to 2
(Men's Winter Russets at Half Price.)
Hen's Woonsocket Rubber Boots $2.25
Hen's Felt Boots and Rubbers 1.50
Rcjular Prlc This Weik Only
Wichert & Gardiner's Shoes in vici kid, calf and patent leather,
correct styles ; 5.00 6.00 $3,50 $4.00
Harry H. Gray's Sons' Shoes 4.00 4.50 3.00
The Celebrated "Domby" Shoe 4.00 3.25
1800 pairs of Ladies' Fine Shoes, in all leathers, regular goods,
worth from $1.50 to $3.00, at $1.00. $1.50 and $2.0C
Shoes for Everybody, Men and Women,
Boys and Girls, Children and lnfants--Good Shoes,
Latest Styles, Good Lasts and Good Leather
you come and take a look you'll buy. The shoes and prices do the talking. Wo
want more room--we must have it.
N. B. This Sale Will Positively End on Saturday.
LEWIS, RUDDY, DAVIES
JERMYN AND MAYFIELD.
The family of Henry Inch, of May
fleld, had a narrow escape from death
from asphyxiation Monday night by
coal pas, which escaped from a de
fective stove pipe. The family failed
to awaken at the usual time yester
day mornlne and were only aroused
with much difficulty. As a conse
quence they suffered considerably and
had to receive medical attention.
Tho funeral of Kra, tho Infant child
of Mr. and Mm, W. J. Toman, of Third
street, Mill take place this after
noon. A. child of Mr. and Mrs. ISuscnu
Avery, of Fourth street, Is 111 of In
flammation of the lungs.
A number of chambers In the Erie
colliery enved in yesterday and sev
eral of tho men lost tools and drilling
William Williams, of West MayflelrV
Is confined to his home with throat
Mrs. Prynn, mother of Thoinns
Prynn, of Second street, was seized
with sudden nnd severe Illness yes
terday. As the old lady Is over ninety
years of age, her illness has caused
her relatives much uneasiness.
There are a large number of cases
of grip In both boroughs. Among
those suffering from the epidemic are
C. F. Baker, J. J. Miller and daughter
Florence, Miss Cora Fowler and Miss
Miss Folly Hvans, of Forest City,
spent yesterday with Jermyn friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts and
child, of Fourth street, are also suf
fering from the grip epidemic.
Neal Ciallngher and John Cahnnay.
of the Third ward, nro aspirants for
the councllnmnle nomination In that
ward at the coming- election,
Miss Minerva McLaughlin Is visit
ing Forest City relatives.
Mrs. J. P. Smith, of Main stieet, Is
visiting WIIkes-Darre fi lends.
The "Slums of Xew York," which
afford nn Interesting evening's enter
talnmnt, may be seen In Fnterpil.-'e
hall this evening for 20 cents. It Is
expected n large audience will greet
the exhibition, which Is for the bene
fit of the reading rooms
Class .Vo, 9 held ils legulur meet
ing nt the home of Mr. Stanley Kvuiih
Inst evening. Alter tho routine busi
ness hnd been gone through with, the
following olllrers were tustulleil.
President, Stanley ISvans; vice' piesl
dent, J. I). ICngllsh; secretin y, Gilbert
Taylor: assistant secretary, Frank
Gendall" tieasurer, Arthur Wemne;
chaplain, Gaylord Keller; critic, ('has.
Harding. After tho Installation of of
flrem, ihoso present were Invited to
participate In n banquet that had been
prepared by Mr. Kvuiih' mother, and
was a pleasant stu prise to the clui-s.
Severnl toasts were given by members
of tho claps, tho nit of the evening
bolng made by Mr. James Walker, In
a teeltntlon, "Was Mnirulgo u Full
uie?" The members of tho eluss wero
more than pleased with the treat
ment accorded them at Mr. Kvans'
The barbers of Peckvllle and vicin
mT m&0 m y
ity met it the tonsorlat parlor of Mr.
Williams on Monday afternoon nnd
were addressed by a union organizer
from Carbondale. Uefore the meeting
closed, the following knights of the
razor had become members of tho
Journeymen Barbers' International
union of America: Messrs. O. D. Se
cor, George Wllllnms, Herbert James,
John J. Sweeney and H. V. Lawler.
AH union shops must close their doors
on Sundny and the union prices will
prevail. Tho local barbers will meet
again and arrange for closing hours.
The Sunday closing movement and
order ot business will commence on
Mrs. Nora Vnnderwert, aged 35
yenrw, died at 1 o'clock yesterday
morning at her home, on River street,
after a continued lllnesa of (several
months of consumption. Deceased
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Ferris, of South Main street, and
was loved by nil who knew her. Her
death, although not unexpected, came
as .i sad blow to her many friends.
She Is survived by her husband, Mr.
William Vnnderwert nnd daugher,
Bella, and two sisters, Mrs. J. J.
Judge, of Jefferson. Clarion county,
Pu and Mis. W. I. Germen, of this
place. Those who wish to view the
remains may do so on Thursday morn
ing between the hours of 10 and 12
o'clock. The funeral will tnko place
on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Methodist Kplsropal church, In
terment will bo made In Prospect
Messrs. Wan en and James 'will give
a grnphaphone and i moving plctuiti
exhibition at Ledyard hall, on Monday
evening, Jan. 21, for the bencllt of
Class No S of tho Baptist Sunday
The funeial of 'the late Patilck
Tougher will take pluee at i'.SO o'clock
this afternoon. Services will be held
at St. James ehurch, Jessup. Inter
ment at Olyphant.
Mrr. Jutlson Callender, of West
Peckvllle, Is quite ill.
To due the Grip In Two Days
I-ixJtbe Ilrcnnn.()uinine Tablets. "
The Taylor Hose coinpunv. No. ?,
nnnuul masquurndo bull, which will be
held in Weber's rink on Februaiy 7,
promises to be a grand success. A
largo number of Invitations have been
Issued und there Is Indications of tho
attendance being exceedingly large.
The committee In charge of the affair
are arranging n fine piogramme I.
die order of the dances, muslo of hign
order will be furnished by a well
known musician Befieshments on an
elabointo orale will be seived during
tho event. Tickets, 50 cents,
It Is rumoied that Foreman Curt,
or the Taylor colliery, Is about to re
sign tho above position, to take tlmrgu
of one of the Lackawanna's largo
washerles, It Is the topic that Fore
man Owens, of the disbanded Holdnu
colliery, will bo his successor. Tim
minor Is from a reliable source.
Miss Lizzie Knott and Mr, Stephen
Fr.aley, both popular young people of
the Archbald, will be united In mar
llage this morning,
Grip Is prevailing extensively In this
town and vicinity. Local physicians
Thl. Wek Oaly
MY, I! CONQUEROR
Arsenic Baanty Tablets and Fills. A per.
factly safe and guarantcod treatment for nil ekia
disorders. Reitorei the bloom ol youth to laded facet.
K) dnys' treatment &0ct SO days' $1.00, by mall
Send for circular. Address,
EB VITA MEDICAL CO.. Clinton Jacksea Si,, Ukf
Sold by Mcaarrah A Thomas, Drug
gists,, 2W Lackuwanna ave., Scranton, Pa.
nro kept very busy attending to their
The Ladles' Aid society of tho Cal
vary Baptist church will hold one of
their pleasing socials In the church
parlors on pay night. Cake, coffee,
etc., will be served; Ico cream, extra,
Al laro Invited.
K. G. Evans is the First ward can
didate for auditor for the borough at
William Harlos has returned to re
sume his studies at the Allegheny col
lego of Pharmacy nt Pittsburg.
Hev. C. B. Henry, pastor of tho
Methodist Kplscopal church, attended
the obsequies of tho late Mrs. William
Kdgar, at Dunmore, on Monday.
Messrs. Webb, of Wllkes-Barre, and
Mansfield, of Philadelphia, (were call
ers on T. A. Kvans yesterday.
Taylor lodge, No. 4G2, Knights oC
Pythias, will meet In session thl
A box party was tendered Mis Ber
thuu Van Brunt Friday evening In tho
Independent Order of Odd Fellows'
hall, by her young friends. About
fifty werc in attendance. Th& amuse
ments of the evening consisted In
games, music nnd dancing. During
tho evening refreshments were served.
A most enjoyable evening was s'pent
by all present.
Mrs, Isnnc Blesecker, who has been
III for several months, Is able to bs
Tho Lndles Aid society met at this
home of Mis. F. B. Gardner yesterday
The team of W. A. DePew became
frightened Saturday afternoon and ran
away. While attempting to turn In
tho lune the horses fell and ono ot
them was seveiely Injured by break
ing two of Its legs, and had to be
Mrs. Kmlly Brown, of Scranton, U
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Bert Ble.
MrF. Gilfiln, of Scranton, visited her
sister, Mrs, M. W. Vaughn, this week
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
ty lucal applications u tliry ounnnt rrirli tlie
disriui'd portion d Ue rar Tlifrc Is only one
way to rurr iliafiiras, and that Is by coiutllu
tlonal ntr.cilifj. Piafnpsa rimed Irr an In.
flaiunl condition of I lie imiroui llulne of tlir
KuatacMan Ttrtie. Whrn this tube is In Aimed
jou have n tumbling mund or iinperfrrt hearing,
ami uhrn it is cntiirly ilomM, llcafmiM is the rr
suit, and unlit the iniUmniatlnri ran be taken
out nnd this tube restored tn Ita normal rond.
lion, lii'iiliu will bo ilmtrujnl furctrri nine
rin out ol ten ure nuvil by Catarrh, uhlcb is
nuthlnz but an Inflamed tonditlon of the niuioiu
Wc will give One Huudrrd l)ollar for any ca
of DealncM (raiurd by rutarrli) that anuot lie
cured by HaH'a Catarrh Cure. Send tor circulars,
F. J. CIIKNT.V k CO., Toledo, O.
Hold by Dnunriat. Wc.
Hall's Family Pills arc the brat