The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 18, 1901, Page 5, Image 5

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for speed. Tho "Yankee"
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Rhoea arc on ol the roost Important Items of
dre-.i at any tlmo o( the year, and especially no
new" that we ar certain to have changeable
wcallier, I'or style, price and quality o ours.
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2.10 Lackawanna Avenue.
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Attorney John M. Harris h in VlilladclrliU en
C. C. IVrber, .. J. Kkbeckir anil Cooi-pci Mul
ley uiif rcslttcrcil at the Hotel Albert in Nov
ork j-ettciilay,
linn, ami Ml. I'. W. I'leltz left llarrl-buru lat
niRht for Wmliliijjton, v.iieic they will Join Sena
tor Quay ami be hU (,'ueiH in I'lorlila fnr ten
Given at the Home of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Kear.
A delightful niuslcnlu wns Riven at
the homo of Sir. and Mrs. G. W. Kear,
Green Ridge at :i o'clock yesterday
afternoon by Prof. P. Vandervelcon,
Mrs. E. G. AVordon and Prof. Charles
The programmo was most artistical
ly rendered by the well-known anil
popular artists. F. Vandervelcon
charmed his appreciative audlenco by
the masterly rendition of his dlfllcult
selections, Mrs. Wordcn sans In a
most aitlstlo manner nil her num
bers, her rendition of the Lo Laraa
Rose waltz, the favorite Melba waits,
holding tho audience In wrapt en
thusiasm, which was followed by nn
outburst of applause. Prof, Charles
Doersam accompanied la his usual
manner. Gifted with great musical
talent, he never fulls to please his
The guests woio: Mrs. I. J. Lans
ing, Mrs. J. Attlcus Uobertson, Mrs.
W. D..,nussell, Mrs. A. T. Law, Mrs.
G. A. Bounce, Mrs. M. I.. Fine. Mrs.
W. C. Van Ularconi, Mrs. r.
Hltchcnrk, Miss Anna Robinson, Mrs.
Helen Franklin, Mrs. A. E. Uentley,
Mrs. G. IJ. Monies. Mrs. A. C. Mon
ies, Mrs. Edson Grceen, Mrs. 1). E.
Newman, Mrs. A. T. Hunt, Mrs. H. V.
Kellnni. Mrs. M. C. Carr, Miss Fannie
Monies, of Plttston; Mrs. C. H. Ma
hon, of Plttston: Mrs. J. M. Mulliol
land, Mrs. Uonjamln Dalley, Carbon
Committee of Street Car Men to Meet
Him This Morning.
The committee of tho street car em
ployes appointed to wait upon General
Manager fillllmrm with the request
that ho remove Seeley and Keller, the
non-union men who worked during thb
strllte, and that he reinstate several of
tho men recently discharged, did not
see him yesterday, but will call upon
him this morning.
It Is understood that they will de
mand an answer lit tltno to Ij&ve It
presented at a meeting which Is to bo
held on Sunday morning. Tho new
tlmo schedule arranged on the ten
hour basis goes Into effect today. It
was only posted last night and several
of the men seen by a Tribune man said
that they had not given It sulllclent
study to bo able to tell whether It ful
filled all tho requirements or not.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis,
:he dancing teacher, who died sudden
ly Wednesday, will be held at Una
homo of her parents at Mansfield, O.
Tho body was shipped over the Dela
wore and Hudson yesterday after
noon. Uriel services were held at tho homo
of the Misses Drinker, at 710 Madison
avenue, yesterday afternoon by Row
Dr, Israel, of St. Luke's church. Thcro
were many beautiful llorul pieces and
casket bouquets.
Coroner Roberts conferred with Dr,
Anna Law-Avard and ' agreed that
riath was duo to neuralgia of tho
heart and decided that an Inquest was
C7 riltfMlas?
Senator Vaughan Says There Will
Bo No Difficulty in Passing It.
President B. T. Jayne, of the board
of control, received a letter yesterday
from Senator J. C. Vnughan, of this
city, Informing him that the act re
pealing the Kennedy net of 1893 estab
lishing a system of government for
ichool districts in cities of tho second
class has boon Introduced tit the sen
ate and referred to its proper com
mittee. Tho senator further lnfromed Mr.
Jayne that there wan hnrdly any
question but that It would bo reported
favorably upon by the committee and
that It would easily pass the senate,
lto says that the Pittsburg and Alle
gheny leglslatois will malco no effort
to opposo tho act, Inasmuch as It docs
not aifect the school districts of either
of these two cities, which are now
operating under special acts.
There will bo a special mooting of
the legislative committee of tho board,
which decided to have the nut drawn
up, on Saturday afternoon In tho
board of control rooms. This will be
attended by Senator Vaughan and
Representatives Philbln, Reynolds,
James and Schcuer. A conference will
be hod ns to the best method of fur
thering tho passago of tho act through
tho house.
Assistant City Solicitor Davis Says
the Second Class City Matters
Framed Here Will Pass.
Assistant City Solicitor David J. Da
vis returned yesterday from Pittsburg,
Allegheny and Harrlsburg, to which
cities ho went for the purpose of re
ceiving views and suggestions on thy
act amending tho present second-class
city law prepared by City Solicitor
Vosburg, under tho direction of tho
Joint committee of the city councils.
He returns strongly Impressed with
tho belief that tho act can be easily
passed through the legislature, if a
fight Is put up.
"I' had a talk with Senator Quay, in
company with Deputy Attorney Gen
eral Fleitz. on Wednesday," said he,
"and ho assured us that he heartily
favored tho act and that he would give
us all tho assistance In his power to
secure its passage. That means that
wo can put it through if we unite out
forces and mako a vigorous nnd an
aggressive fight."
Mr. Davis says that tho amendments
met with the hearty approval of Mayor
James G. Wyman, of Allegheny, with
whom he had a long conference. Tho
only change which that oflieial sug
gested was that tho mayor be given
the power to remove, without tho con
sent of select council, tho three heads
of departments whom ho Is given
power to appoint. Ho did not wish to
bo understood as favoring the removal
or these ofllcials without cause, and
believed that there should be a public
hearing In case the chief executive de
sired to uso the axe.
"Mayor Wyman said," remarked Mr.
Davis, "that he Is nothing more than
a figurehead, his duties consisting
merely of signing or vetoing ordi
nances and resolutions and signing
pay-rolls. Ho admitted that ho had
absolutely no control over nny of tho
city's departments and that the police
men, firemen nnd all other employes
snapped their fingers In his face nnd
did as they pleased."
Allegheny, Mr. Davis says, Is a
strong Quay town, and the members of
tho legislature hulling from there,
with possibly ono exception, may bo
expected to heartily favor the amend
ments. He didn't attempt to see any
of tho Pittsburg ofllcials, because they
are unalterably opposed to any legisla
tion which will take the government
of that city out of the Fllnn ring,
which now controls it.
Ho presented the act to Attorney
George Guthrie, who was tho most
prominent figure In the recent confer
ence between tho boards of trade of
Pittsburg. Allegheny and Scranton,
and reports that that gentleman, who
Is a recognized authority on municipal
law, offered no changes or suggestions
whatever and seemed to think that
the amendments are all right as they
Tho sencral concensus of opinion,
both among the reform element In
Pittsburg and Allegheny nnd among
the Quay people In Harrlsburg, he
says, Is In favor of simply a few
amendments tather than a completo
new act.
Secretary Atherton, of the board of
trade, yesterday received a letter from
Secretary Anderson, of the Pittsburg
chamber of commerce, informing him
that tho copy of the amendatory act
recently pent him had been received
nnd referred to tho committee on
municipalities, which would take- it
under consideration at once.
It Wns Served by the Ladles of the
Elm Park Church.
A committee of ladles served a boun
tiful supper last night at Kim Park
church, with a menu of oyster patties,
cold hum, cabbage salad, potato chips,
baked beans, pickles, doughnuts,
checpe, charlotte russe and coffee. Tho
committee consisted of: Mrs. Charles
Sehlagor. Mrs. U. A. Hill, Mrs. M.
Zehnder, Mrs. W. D. SSehnder, Mrs.
Dolph, Mrs. T. F. Penman, Mrs. C. H.
Penman, Mrs. Walter Henwood, Mrs.
H. C. Wallace, Mrs. G. F. Reynolds,
Mrs. Woodcock, .Mrs. John Roll, 'Mrs.
T. W. Hossler, Mrs. J. T. Porter. Mr
R. G. Brooks. Mrs. Weeks, 'Mrs. W. H.
Peck, Mrs. Mndlson Larkln, 'Mrs. Char
les Powell, Mrs. 8. P. Fenncr, Mrs.
Stroecher, Miss Schlager.
Among those who assisted were: Mrs.
Harding, Misses Grace Norton, Mabel
Schlager, Weeks, Vail, Porter, Irene
Reynolds, Elsie and Helen Powell, Ada
Bone, Amy Northup, Hawley, Morgan,
Strickland, Serine. Misses Florence
Porter, Jeannotto Schlager and Elsie
Phelps were In charge of tho confec
tionery table.
Tho members of Schiller lodge, No.
313, Free and Accepted Masons, nro re
quested to attend th funeral of our
deceased brother, Charles W. Roesler,
from his late residence, 223 Franklin
avenue, on Friday, January IS, 19)1, at
2.30 p, in. Members of sister lodges are
fraternally Invited to attend. By order
of Isadora Ooodman, W. SI.
Attest: Chas. S. Gelbcrt, Sec.
Attention, Ninth Ward.
I am a cundldato for tho oluce of
common council of the Ninth ward. I
ask the support of all Republicans
at the primaries Saturday, at i to 7
p. m. II. E. Paine.
i m
Attend Nettleton'a Removal Sale.
Shoes at 25 per cent, discount.
Wanted Select Council to Discharge
the Second Class City Committee
Because They Had Said That Coun
cils Were Not Ftf to Elect Officials.
His Resolution Referred by a
Close Vote Councilman Evans
Disputes with Councilman Finn.
Other Business Transacted.
Councilman D. W. Vaughan was
what George Ade would term "all the
eggs" at last night's meeting of the se
lect council. Ho introduced no loss
than five new ordinances and resolu
tions, made several red-hot speeches
denouncing tho necond class city com
mittee for deciding upon the amend
ment to tho second class charter giving
tho mayor the power to appoint heads
of departments, and his fine Italian hand
could be traced In tho action of the
Democrat lo members of the common
branch who absented themselves from
the meeting.
His action regarding the second class
city committee came as a big surprise
to every ono present. He brought the
matter up during the reports of com
mittees. "I want to find out something about
this second class city committee," said
he, "which thinks Itself the whole
thing. I understand it has decided
upon nn amendment giving the mayor
power to appoint the heads of depart
ments nnd that It has sent a represen
tative down to Pittsburg to tell tho
people down there that tho councils of
this city favor such an amendment. I
don't think they do, und I believe that
this committee should have reported
back to councils before they decided on
anything definite."
Chairman Chittenden, of the com
mittee, replied that all action was noc
essarlly hurried, but that tho Idea of
giving tho mayor additional appointive
power was one which met with tho
hearty approval of every one who stud
ied existing conditions In Pittsburg and
Mr. Vnughan said in teply that the
committee was misrepresenting coun
cils and that it should bo discharged.
He then Introduced a resolution pro
viding for the discharge of the com
mittee nnd sottlngforth that It "was
not the wish of councils to have tho
second class city act changed."
This brought Mr. Chittenden to his
feet on the Jump nnd he entered into
quite nn argument to show It has been
the history of the past that where
legislative bodies assumed executive
functions they have always made a
mess of it. If this amendment is not
put through the legislature, ho said. It
meant that this city would fall under
tho rule of a boss and of a political
ring. He thought that the councllmen
should lay aside their personal feelings
and put forth every effort to secure a
good and durable government for tho
"The gentleman must remember." re
sponded Mr. Vaughan, "that he has
advertised In tho papers that If tho
present net Is not amended the city
will fall Into Democratic hands and
that everybody might Just as well go
out of business. He points to Pitts
burg and tells us to look at the hor
rible conditions there. Are the men In
power there Democrats, I ask him?
lie knows they are not.
"I claim that the departments In
this city, tho heads of which are ap
pointed by councils, are the best man
aged. Take tho flro department, for
Instance. Mr. Chittenden has Investi
gated that and he knows about It. He
knows that it cats up every cent of a
big appropriation every year, and that
money has to bo transferred from
other accounts to meet Its expenses.
"Who appoints the chief of that de
partment? The gentleman knows that
It's the mayor. Take on the other hand
the city engineer's department, tho
head of which Is elected by councils.
It Is, to my mind, the best and most
economically managed department In
the city."
".My object," replied Mr. Chittenden,
"is not to refer slightingly to the pres
ent councils or to Infer that they are
not capable of electing proper heads
of departments. AVe must remember
that there will be other councils. Tho
gentleman speaks of the fire depart
ment, but ho knows that we can't lav
tho mismanagement of it to the mayor.
Councils themselves are responsible
for that, because councllmen are shar
ing In Its patronage. Wo can't blame
tho mayor If the city pays for five
bushels of oats and bnly gets three."
At this Juncture Mr. demons moved
that the resolution be referred to com
mittee, but before It was put Mr.
A'aughan got in a last word.
'I want to say," said he, "that tills
committee, In deciding upon that
amendment, insulted every member of
this council. It has been spread broad
cast over tho state that the councils of
this city are not lit to elect these
heads of departments. I don't admit
that for a minute. 1 think I'm Just as
capable of electing men to these posi
tions as any mayor Is to appoint
The motion U refer wns carried bv
the following vote:
Yeas Finn, Ross, Evans, Morgan,
Chittenden, Merriman, Oliver, Schroo
dor, demons, Wagner 10.
Coursen'a Philadelphia
Courseu's 3 ami 5 lb
Fresh Jersey Eggs, 30c
per dozen. ,
E. G. Course.!
Nays Costello, Regan, Mclvln, Shcn,
Schneider, Cosgrove, Vaughan, O'Mal
ley, MoAndrew 9,
Quite nn exciting Incident occuried
shortly after tho spirited discussion re
corded above. It wan urter the culling
up on third reading of the ordinance
providing for tho pavement of Provi
dence Road from the Carbon street
bridge to Court street. After Clerk
Lavello had flnUhcd reading It, Mr.
Finn, who had railed It up, moved
that action be deferred until tho next
"The reason I mako this motion,"
said he, "Is becauce I know tho Dcla
wnte, Lackawanna and AV'estern com
pany Is making a desperate fight to
kill this ordlnanco and thus do nway
with a public improvement which tho
people of North Soranton have wanted
for years."
Mr. McAndrew rprang angrily to his
feet when Mr, Finn had finished.
"I know whom ho refers to," said
he. "I'm the only employe of that
company In this council nnd I want lo
nay that I've not been asked by any
of tho company ofllcials to voto
against the ordinance. I do know,
however, that tho mujorlty of tho
property owners along tho lino of the
proposed pavo are arc opposed to It.
1 think there's a more powerful or
ganization trying to put this ordi
nance through than there Is opposed
to it."
"I want to bay," said Mr. Finn,
pointing to 1). V. Evuns, the newly
elected member from tha Fourth
ward, "that Mr. Evans here told ma
that lie had been approached by a
gentleman to vote against this ordi
nance." "I never said that," responded Mr.
Evans, arising.
"Why; ho said that 'Colonel' Phil
lips enmo to him and asked him to
vote against the ordinance," replied
Mr. Finn hotly, addressing hlmrolf to
the counsll at large.
"I never said such a thing, at all,"
retorted Mr. Evans. Everyone looked
for trouble, but both men kept cool
nnd not another word was said. Tha
motion to postpone was carried.
Quite a discussion was also ralaed
by a resolution offered by Mr. Oliver,
directing tho street commissioner to
notify the Scranton Goa and AVater
company that hereafter tho city would
hold It responsible for all damages
caused by leaking firo hydrants; di
recting him to notify the company
when such hydrants were discovered
leaking, and directing the city solici
tor to bring suits against tho company
In tho future when any damages
caused by leaking hydrants were col
lected from the city.
Mr. Melvin contended that the hy
drants belonged to the city and that
the resolution was not worth the pa
per It was written on. Mr. Oliver, In
reply, said that the city owned the
hydrants, but that the company would
not allow anyone but Its own employes
to fix them. The resolution was te
ferred to commlttcee.
Tho following now ordinances were
By Mr. A'aughan Providing for the
examination of all street car conduc
tors nnd motormen.
By Mr. A'aughan Repealing that
paragraph of the general appropriation
ordlnanco directing the controller to
merge certain balances Into the judg
ments nnd incidentals appropriation.
'By Mr. Sehroeder Providing for one
electric light in tho Sixteenth ward.
By Mr. demons Providlngsf or four
electric lights in the Seventeenth ward.
By Mr. O'Malley Providing for six
electric lights In the Twentieth ward.
Tlie following resolutions were Intro
duced nnd adopted:
By Mr. A'aughan Providing for the
appointment of viewers to assess the
damages which may be caused by the
erection of the West Lackawanna ave
nuo viaduct.
By Mr. Costello Directing that a
copy of the water rate ordinance be
published In the two olllelal papers of
tho city.
Just before the transaction of busi
ness Richard .Morgan and E. L. Mer
riman, tha two newly elected council
men from tho Fifth and Thirteenth
wards, respectively, were sworn In and
took their seats.
John T. Richards Makes Reply to
Statements Contained in Peti
tion of Miss Jennie Howell.
John T. Richards has hent the fol
lowing letter to The Tribune for pub
lication, with reference to tho state
ments contained in, Miss Jennie How
ell's petition Hied with the court on
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 17, IWi.
IMItor of The Tiiliune.
Sir: In youilueof jeueul.iy vojlder.ille tpaee
wji then to the cuurt koi;.'u11ik roimutinj
my name with the unfuitunatc attain t 1'iatiUlui
ii'iil Jennie Howell. i wMi to (.ay that 1 hawi
hail no lonr.octton with these proutilliiKa either
directly cr Indirectly, euipllns a papr
was toned on me, without my convi,' nnd uith
mil consultation -.villi me, naming mo :m !.cU
friend to MKi Jennie Howell, and toti'.vlnx mo
of a meeting to take testimony .a the omiiiU
sli'lien' odiee on Jan. 20, I'M.
At to tili.c to (it lontrtil of her piopeity,
I have all I van do to nttind to my own Innl-lu-x,
and tlili krqu me uivy. I do claim ta he
a friend of hei and uli fit Friinl.lln Unwell, os
they are both chlldicn of my deceased kitter, and
I would lik to toe tlu-m fettle their difference
outnldj of the u'ruiU.
My iiiico tailed M lo home almut tuo
woeU airo to conMilt ahout n certain matter. I
then learned from her tint Mr. Dean had pro
posed that he truiuJrr onedialf of all lur plop
crty to him before marriage, and that lie would
traiufer half of hN property to her. I veiv
emphatically told her lo do nolhlnK of the hind,
that ncifr, and under no circumstance, should
lit let her property go out of her hanJi, .She
ItMilly uld the would not do it.
It Is a mistake to tuy tint I am hotlle to hn
I have ahvuyt befriended her. I have sdven her
good ailvlcc- and 1 hope she will follow It,
Veiy leipoctlully,
.1. T.
Large Slab of Sulphur Pell Upon
Him in Pino Brook Mine.
Martin Hartley, 28 years of age, was
Instnntly killed yesterday morning by
tho full of a large slab of sulphur In
the Pino Drool: initio. Ills faco nnd
head were badly bruised and his arms
and legs were broken.
Tho remains were removed to tho
homo of his widowed mother, at C32
Hrondway. Ho Is olso survived by a
Mrs. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup
Han been ucd for over Fir-TV YHA11S by
MILLIONS of MOTIir.HS for their Cllll.linil.V
whim: iT.irrinsn. with peiu'lct
ti tho Lett Ifinedy for DtARUHOKV Hold by
DniggUU In every part of the world, lit dirt
and aik tor "Mr. VIiiIow'h Soothlnir byrup,"
and take no other kind. Twinty-fiio rents a
Case of Baylor Against Stephens
Was One of tho Important Ones
Argued Another Was the Appeal
of Park Policeman McManaman
from the Decision of This Court in
the Rarrick Case A Line Fence
Dispute and the Somewhat Famous
Water Shed Case.
In the Superior court a large number
of cases were argued yesterday. Most
of them were Lackawanna county ap
peals. A case argued at some length was
William Baylor against Loren G.
Stephens, appellant. The men own ad
joining properties at Benton, this
county, nnd It is nlleged that a lire
was started on Stephens' land to de
stroy some undergrowth, but so neg
ligently was it guarded that tho lire
spread onto Baylor's land and de
stroyed a large amount of valuable
timber. In September tho case was
tried In common pleas and on Septem
ber 21 a verdict of $R00 was returned
In favor of Baylor. Tho appellant al
leges that the most gilcvous error In
this case was committed In compelling
tho defendant to defend against a con
structive allegation of negligence in
and about tho care, control nnd man
agement of tho fire. The case was ar
gued by Attorney E. C. Newcomb and
A, A. A'osburg for Stephens, and At
torneys Joseph O'Brien and C. II.
Soplier for Baylor.
Ex-County Solicitor II. A. Kuapp
for tho appellee and Colonel L. A.
Wat res for tho appellant argued tho
etse of tho commonwealth ex rol. M.
J. Kelly, )couny treasurer, against
the Spring Brook AVater Supply com
pany, nppellont. The action Is ono
to compel tho water company to pay
county nnd township tuxes on fi.OOO
acres of land In Spring Brook, which
It claims is exempt on the ground
that It Is maintained, and necessarily
so, ns a watershed, and therefore a
part of Its water works.
Judge Aichbald decided against the
contention nnd the company appealed.
Tho plaintiff holds that the 'land Is
not necessary as a water shed. - The
company claims It Is and being so Is
not subject to loeol taxation. It fur
ther holds that the company and not
the court Is the proper Judgo of what
aro the necessary and Indispensable
adjuncts of a water company.
A decision of the late Judge Gun
sler Is being revived in the appeal of
tho defendant In the equity case of
Ellen C. Kelly ngalnst James F. Don
nelly. The parties own adjoining properties
on Madlron avenue. Their buildings
are thirty-six Inches apart. For over
twenty-one years a fence was main
tained Jointly by tho parties nlong tho
whole length of the dividing line, ex
cept for the twenty foel directly be
tween tho two buildings, which was
enclosed with boards pot nt right
angles with the fence line.
Threo years ago tho defendant pro
ceeded to continue the fencing along
the whole dividing line. He set six
posts on the Kelly lot. In line with
the other posts In tho fence, and was
proceeding to nail on ono-inch boards
on his side of the line when the plain
tifi Interfcrrcd with an Injunction.
The question then nrose as to which
lot was being called upon to give up
the greater amount of land for the ac
commodation of the fence. The space
occupied by ono-Inch boarding for
twenty feet was admittedly greater
than that taken up by six posts six
Inches square at the ground, but th
railing that would bind the posts had
to bo taken Into consideration, Judge
Gttnitor held, and when this was done
the Kelly lot would be found to bo
giving up much' more than its equit
able share, and he made his decree
In favor of the plaintiff.
Judge Gunster died before argu
ments could be made on exceptions to
hi finding and as the other local
Judges did not wish to review tho cas-5
It was taken to the Supreme court.
Tho main contention of appellant U
that Judge Gunster presumed some
thing that was not In the case when
he took the question of rails into his
computation. No rails had been
stretched between the posts and there
was nothing on which to base p. pre
sumption that rails were to bo used
at all.
Thomas P. Duffy argued for the ap
pt'Ilnnt und for theappcllee. George M.
AVntson and AV. S. Hulslander were
The last of the Luzerne eases heard
was that of Thomas Mitchell against
Michael Keiirns and others, school di
rectors of Plttston township, nnd the
American Bonk company, appellants.
The school directors bought a lot of
books under a long term contract from
the American Root; company. The law
requires that books shall be selected
by the teachers and contracted fo?
In the regular manner at n. stated
meeting of the bonrd. The defendants
say they did all this. The plaintiff
alleges that the teachers were not con
sulted and that the contract was made
This is an unusual neck
wear opportunity. We
jj have several dozen odds 8
ana enus in miy cent
neckwear (Imperials and
out at
Ties) to close
Wholesale Liquor Dealers, 216 Lackawanna Ave.
by four of the directors nt a meeting
In a private house.
It was also contended that netf
books were not necessary, but this
was set at rest by the testimony of
the principal of one building, who told
that she had 117 pupils and only ono
book, which ono book wns the per
sonal property of nno of tho pupils.
12. F. McGovern and Oeorge F. O'Brien
represented the appellants. Charles 13.
Terrey argued for the appellees.
Attorney-1 J. AV. Carpenter argued the
case for tho appellant In the case of
Luther Keller nzalnst Ann Sheridan,
appellant, an appeal from the common
pleas of this county. Attorney Thomno
F. AVells argued the case for Mr. Kel
ler. In re Impeachment proceedings of
Alderman John P. Kelly, Alderman
Kelly, appellant, Attorney AV. . Bay
lor argued the case for Kelly, und
County Solicitor II. L. Taylor usulnst.
An interesting caso argued wns that
of Georgo Rarlck ugalnst Patrick J.
McManaman and others, appellant.
McManaman Is tho otllcer at Nuy Aug
park, and he arrested Rarlck In tho
park for an alleged offense against the
regulations. He was fined $10 by the
mayor, and from this took nn appeal
and also began proceedings to recover
damages for false arrest. He was
awarded $200 damages, and from this
decision the ofllcer took nn appeal.
The case In behalf of McManaman was
argued by City Solicitor A. A. A'o
burg. and by Attorney E. C. Newcomb
for Rarlck.
In tho case of the City of Scranton.
appellant, nsalnst Henry Beckett es
tate was nrgued by City Solicitor A.
A. A'osburg for the city, and Attorney
AV. AV. I.athrope for the estate. The
appeal Is the outgrowth of u dispute
over a sewer assessment.
It appearing that the councils of this
city have passed a resolution direct
ing that the claim of James Saul
against the city be paid, the court al
lowed a nol pros, to be entered In the
case of Saul against the city of Scran
ton, appellant.
' '
Expired Near Her Home on Luzerne
Last Night.
Mrs. Anno Powers, aged 5S years, of
Luzerno street, left her home last
night about 9 o'clock, to buy some
meat at tho shop of Antonio Bronzo.
AVhila returning home, she wns taken
suddenly ill and wus removed to her
home, whete she expired in a few min
utes. Tho cause of death Is said to be
heart failure.
She had lived In AVest Scranton for
forty-four years, nnd is survived by
two sons, Joseph, of Ohio, nnd Jeffrey,
of tills city. Tho coroner was notified
of the case and will pet form and au
topsy today.
For Councilman, Ninth Ward.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the Republican nomination
for common council In the Ninth ward,
subject lo the Crawford county rules.
I respectfully ask my friends to kindly
assist me at the coming primary elec
tion. Should I be elected, 1 will servo
the taxpayers and eltlzcns to the
bet of mv ability. Yours 'truly.
' Peter N. Hann.
Nettleton's Removal Sale.
Shoes at one-fourth price.
AVnshlngton avenue.
Try a
Barrel of
Finest flour in the
city. We are sole
agents for the State
of Pennsylvania.
Clarke Bros
Pierce's Market, Penn Avenue
We mate a ipectalty of fancy Crumery But
trr and strictly fresh egei and tli prlcu Ii ai
low ai flrit ilaa coodi can lie rotd at.
W do not hare any iptclal iilea or leader
hut at all tlinta ratry an completo n line of
MarLct (lood.i, Knry (Iroccrlra und Tal'Io Dclica.
ilii ai can ha found In tho largost New York
or Philadelphia Markets which we tell at lltflit
W. H. Pierce,
II Lackawanna At.
Prompt delivery.
no, in, in rem it.
Reported to have gotten ou to the
wave of prosperity by taking ad
vantage of opportunities. You do
likewise, and here's your oppor
tunity. Buy our
Green Valley Rye
if you w-iut the BEST for the
least money.
Y (ffti'.f
Your Hands
With a pair of these glove.
They are not the carelessly sewed
kind but are first class in ma
terial, sewing nnd shape.
50c to $1.00.
305 Lackawanna Avenue
Him- JjlVO.UU
l'mitn I.ju.Ii "Il.uuii.iitin" iol- ,c(ik niv
ljr cril icwixr, WO; lion., 31.U'""
now utMH)
how lOU.UU
Mlii: ('Dir, ;.D hull ilcfp, $TJ; yr
lljrlin C'ir, "0 deep. 7J; f nn
now OO.ifU
Martin C'upv, "7 inrh deep, Mi I r Alt
Dearer Ctpf, 27 inch ili'p. $78; wgv ui
Electric Seal, Mmlln trimmed, SO t w
Inili deep, !J; now v iJf
Electric Peal, plain, 10; jjk
now mO"v
Klectric S.a1, plain, $25; jrv nn
l:iittrlo Sral, plain, JfltOj - f fi
now 10UU
All doth Capri, Coiti and SnlU at irtlj-
reduced pikei.
F. L. Crane,
324 Lackawanna Ave.
Rsw Furs Bought. Furs Rspilred.
The f'upulir lloiua l'tirnlihlng
Every Door
of your house with a good
mnt and you will be
pleased with the large
quantity of dust and dirt
that is kopt outside.
Just now wo are making
special pi Ices on mats to
get you acquainted with
our very complete line.
Regular 75c mats for 88c
Regular SI. mats for 78o
M Foots & Fuller Co
Mccirs Ruililing.
AififiSfi ?
A Big
Odds and Ends of Tabour-
ettes and Jardinieres.
For this week a Mahogany
or Flemish Tubourette, octagon
shape, odd design, nicely fl&i
ished, value 80c. Glazed Jar
dluler, blended colors, beauti
ful and attractive, value 30c,
Both Complete.
This Week Only
Nine days more of the Jsn
uaiy Clean Sweep Sale,
221-223-225-227Wyomlng At