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THE SCRAjSTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1901.
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STATEMENT OF THE
OF SCR ANTON.
United States Depositary.
At the close of business Dec.
loans and Investments
Cash and Reserve. .
Capital ? 200,000.00
Undivided Profits .. . 57,005.20
Individual Deposits . 2,415,530.08
U. S. Depo3lta 422,720.30
Duo to Banks 64,785.53
WILLIAM CONM'M I'lMldtnt.
ItCNllV nCLI.V, JIL, Vlce-rrcMcnt.
WILLIAM II. rr.CH, Caftilrr.
I m placing fm choice efftiritlcs roniiitin;:
of 7 per cfvit. fully guarantee! ilocltii and 5 per
iret. scmi-inniiil intein.t Hold Bonds, In block
of JtOO, MOO and tl.OtX). accompanied by toc,;
lnu, jftordin? a rirc opportunity lor Urge or
mall Imcatrntnt. At Office, C and 8, Lyceum
Ircado, Mondijt and Saturday?. At other tlraM,
l' tpiciul ij polntir.cnl.
Robert Van Schoick,
.Anthracite W'trlct Manager of The Kortli Aneri
ran Financiering company.
ONE OF THE MEMBERS' COURSE.
Entertainment to Be Given at R. R,
Y. M. C. A.
The following Is the programme for
the Schubert quartetto concert, Lin
coln's birthday, February 12, at the
Railroad Young Men's Christian asso
ciation. The personnel of this famous
quartette Is well known. It is one of
tbe members' course. The quartetto
will be assisted on this occasion by
Mr. Charles W. Hartley, ventriloquist.
Voal march, "Away, Away" Kreiilur
Ifiritane eoto, "Clan; of tho t'oiao" ltouhuii
Mr. J. T. Watklnj.
Tener lolo, "Ths Silent World Lay Slceplnc."
Mr. David Stcpbeut.
QuutetU, "Girls, GUIs Everywhere"... Ilawley
Mimicry Mr. CliarlM W. jLutloy
Trner tolo, "On, Anay, Aiwle Btlotcd"..'! ayloi
Mr. Jo.liua John.
QnarUtte, "A Haiku of Clitatnul." Park
VentrfloquJ.m Mr. Haiti)1
Bui tolo, "Pefp, Doun Deep" Miatlus-I;
Mr. John W, Joiim,
Coon tons, "Dojn Y Ciy, 'Ma Hon)-".. .Knoll
Tbe Kcl.ubert Quaitctte.
Notice Is hereby given that the un
dersigned has retired from business,
and hereafter will pay no Ills for uny
goods, wares, meiclinudlse op anything
bought or contracted for by any ono
In my name, nnd that all claims or
accounts owing Alexander Dunn on
account of sild business nhall bo fpay
abje to me only.
Alexander Dunn. sr.
Attorpey Charles I Hawley nas ve.
moved his otllces to 4J0-417 Connell
For a Cold In the Head
Laxative Bromo-Quiulne Tablets.
.1 LUBUtUlJ T .1 '
Warn ' r
'.'iU!1! Hi 'T
7t I HEaM!DI!Bg-
CHAPLAIN FIERCE IS IXL.
He Has Been Oidored Sack to the
Pitted Slntcs Army Chaplain C. C.
Pierce, V. 1, ut Manila 1ms been
nulto lit In tho Iteserva hospital In tho
Philippines for several weeks past and
has been ordered hack tr the United
Stntcs on nick leave. Tor tho past
month he hati boon allowed by tho mir
eRons to spend one hour each duy at
hi olllcc, fflvlnp direction to tho work
of the prepaiatlon of tho soldier dead,
and other special duties of his post,
Many of our townspeople will re
member the chaplain as the brother of
Hcv. Dr. Tierce, of this city, and will
recall his Interesting addresses while
vlsitlnir flcrunton last May. tt will bo
a jrreat disappointment to him to be
compelled to relinquish his work for
even a brief time, as ho Is dltuctlner
tho building of the Soldlero' club
house, for which hu raised several
thousand dollars when he was homo
Chaplain Pierce organized the llrst
Uvnuitellcnl church In tho Philippines,
and has been directing the election of
the First Ancllcnn church In the
PULLER NOW THE OWNER
HAS PURCHASED THE NEWTON
Gives Him Three Breaker and ft
Large Amount of Valuable
Coal at Pitta-ton.
A blp deal was effected this week
which proves conclusively that the In
dividual coal operatots who are still
In the business are rather universally
of tho opinion that they have a good
While those who have sold out nt a
fancy figure no doubt did well for
themselves, there Is every reason to
believe, as was forecasted some weeks
HBo In The Tribune, that tho majority
of tliDHe who still hold valuable pi op
erty will continue to operate the t-atue
with little Idea of M-UIng to tho sreat
In this respect the most leccnt deal
Is significant. It Is the purchase of the
George II. Newton Coal com
pany, nt Plttston. by K. !..
Fuller, who, while previously hold
ing a larpe Interest, was not In
control. This company, since tho
death of George 15. Xcwton, some
years oro, lias continued under the
snmo name. Frank T. Patterson, a son-in-law
of the late Mr. Newton respre
scntlng that Interest. Fow people out
side those most directly concerned,
know what enormous suim of money
have boon expended in keeping up
operations, but that tho mines nie
valuable Is evident from the faet that
Mr. Fuller Is now the sole owner, hav
ing bought the remaining two-thirds
of the stock.
These mines include l,r00 or mors
ncrut! of coal, nnd extend fiom
the Clear Spring colliery, across
tho Susquehanna at West Pltts
ton, to tho Babylon breaker
at Old Forge. There are thre.?
breakers, the Seneca, Phoenix nnd
Columbia, tho latter now being con
verted into a washury. The distance
covered by tho company's workings is
something over two miles.
It will be conducted under the name
of the Senaca Coal company, with 15.
Ij, JTuller, president; Henry Slvclly,
secretary, and M. It. Fuller, treasuier.
The mines will produce 500,000 tons an
nually. It is proposed to place many
more improvements on tho property.
The transfer of the general olilce from
Philadelphia to Pittston is now being
Amons tho coal properties yet con
trolled by individual operators, tho
malorlty of whom have no intention of
giving up control, nro the Austin. Clear
Spring, Stevens, P.aub, Haddock, W.
G. Payne, Kingston Coal company,
Dolph, Mt. Jessup. "William Connell .4
Co., nnd Jermyn, Sibley, Wyomlnrr
Land nnd Coal company, Greenwood,
Laflln and Langcllft'o.
HOWELL ON THE STAND
CALLED BY RESPONDENT IN
Told of His Connection with Hia
Sister's Estate and the Invest
ments He Made for Her.
The hearing in tho Howell lunuoy
Inquiry was resumed yesterday before
Commissioner C. It. Pitcher, in the ar
bitration room of tho court house.
Another large throng was present to
llfcten to tho testimony.
Fianklln Howell, tho relator, was the
only witness examined, lie was called
by tho respondent, and her attorney,
Mr. Newcomb, wanted to Intcrrogato
him as In cioss-esamtnatlon, but tho
contention of Mr. Torroy, attorney for
the relator, that this was not perm!
sable, was sustained lry tho exami
ner, und the lespoutlent.'s sldu had to
be content to examine iilm direct.
Tho questions tended to bring out
that Mr. Howell had, without author
ity, assumed control of his sister's
(Property and made investments fo.
Iher In hla own name that proved wi-
Mr. Howell paid lw was executor of
his father's ottato anU when his sla
ter became of age ho continued to
manage her share of the propovty. us
well as his own.
At tho advice of soma liitlmalo
friends, he said, he assigned a num
ber of Insurance policies, valued at
JiD.OoO to s-eeute his sister for any
losses hhe might sustain: by xeason of
his CNpendltuiex. Ho IohL much of his
own estate, he said, In tho same Invest
ments In which he put his sister's
Tho stoek which he I.ourIii with his
sister's money, ho said, wan Usued in
his own name, but It was Intended
that his ulster should iccuivn tho
benefit of the earning'.
Tho nest hearing In tho case will
take place Feb. If.
SALE OF ART GOODS.
Cramer-Wolls Co, Reduce Prices- on
Wn are about to take luventoiy.
Want to reduce stock first, however
Are now sclllnv at about half price our
entire stock. Including Pillow Tops,
Hattonbcrg Patterns, Duchess Laces,
Ladles' Neckwear, etc. Cramer-Wells
Co., ISO Wyoming avenue. '"
will open an office this morning in tho
Hunt bulldlnsr, corner Washington and
Lackawanna nvenues, for tho trans
action of business, They will establish
In few days their store at the same
FIRE TO BE
MR. CHITTENDEN SAYS THAT IT
Believes Thursday's Confiagmtlou
Proved the Truth of His Assertion
That the Fire Department Is a
Mob Will Lead In the Movement
foran Investigation Mr. Vauglmn
Makes a Serious Charge A fire
man's Views on tho Fire Mr.
Scrnnton on the Water Question.
Select Councilman C. W. Chittenden,
the father of the ordinance providing
for tho reorganization of the fire de
partment and tho man who, above all
others In tho city, has criticized the
department with relentless severity,
stated yesterday to a Tribune man
that Thursday's fire tdiotitd and would
bo Investigated by councils, nnd Inti
mated that he himself would be the
prime mover In the Investigation.
"That tire, I bulieve," said he, "dem
onstrates tho truth of my assertion
that tho flic department Is purely nnd
simply an unorganised mob, nnd
proved beyond question thnt what this
city wants, and wants Immediately, Is
a paid department organized under tho
plnn proposed in the ordinance which
I Introduced nnd which passed select
council, but which has been held nt
by the tire department committee of
the common branch for some months.
"It was an awful thing to seo build
ing after building In tho heart of tho
business part of the city go down be
fore the llnmcs, nnd to see a flio de
partment, for tho maintenance of
which we have been appropriating
largu sums every year, unable, to copo
with the fire.
"I am willing to admit that the water
company was laigt-ly to blame In this
particular Instance. Tho supply of
water during the early part of the fire
was shockingly poor, nnd I can seo no
excuse for It whatever. After the
company opened Its gates there was n
sulTlclent supply, but that wasn't until
the flro was half over. There was no
excuse for this delay. The company
should have had n man at the gates
ready loonen them immediately after
tho Ih-c started.
THIS MKN Wnm-5 WILLING.
"The men weiw willing, as our vol
unteer firemen have always been In
the past, but there was absolutely no
organization. Each man worked Indi
vidually. Theio seemed to be no head.
Hveryone apparently was Issuing or
dots and very few of these were
obeyed. That's the trouble with a vol
unteer force. The members have no
lesponslbllitles. They realize that If
they refuse to obey an order, nothing
can be done to them.
"tf we bad a paid department the
men would understand that their bread
and butter depended upon their obey
ing orders and not slmplv doing ns
they themselves thought fit and proper.
Tlmro will be n big howl, of course,
alKiut the new apparatus and hose and
other paraphernalia which the fire
showed the city lo be badly In need
of, but I shall vlgoiously oppose the
purchase of any more apparatus until
the department Is organized nlong
proper lines and placed In a position
where tho members of the force can
bo held directly responsible for Its care
"Let the members of the common
council profit by Thursday's experi
ence and pass my ordinance providing
for the reorganization of the depart
ment. If the members do not like the
ordinance in its entirety, let them nt
least, take It out of tho hands of the
committee and amend it. I'll accept
any reasonable amendments, and I bo
llovo that tho select councllmen who
voted for tho ordinance will do so also.
"This whole file should lw Investi
gated by councils nnd the responsibil
ity placed where it belongs. There
will be no lack of witnesses. There
Isn't one man out of a hundred who
saw that flio who will not be willing
to come forward and toll about how
grossly mismanaged It was. If It can
be proven thnt the water company
wai at fault to u certain extent, I be
lieve that wo should amend the ordi
nance now pending nwardlntr them a
contract for furnishing water to the
city, so as to Include n. provision that
the rompany shall guarantee a certain
water pressure In case of lire. T favor
this Investigation and will endeavor to
have It started."
MI!. VAl'GHAN'S CHAUGK.
Select Councilman I). W. Vnnghan
siild reganling the matter:
"That lint will Ik Investigated by
(oiinctls. You can take my wotd for It.
It uim giossly mismanaged from start
to finish. There was no discipline at
all, tho men doing ns they themselves
thought b"st. There's another matter
1 that's going to bo Investigated, and
I that Is the deliberate attempt to burn
I tho hook and ladder truck. They loft
1 It light up against the burning bulld-
! log and went away with tho dollberato
I Intention of burning It so as 'to foruo
' tho i-lt.v to buy a new one. Things
I have Indeed come to n. pretty pas
i when mi.-h a thing ns that Is per-
I On the othoi hand, the lit omen claim
I thnt tlvy were handicapped by tho
' lack of proper appliances for fighting
the lire. Fotvman ".lark" Molr, of tho
i Nay Augs, who was nt tho flio from
ills veiy Htait, and who rendered val
uable aid throughaut, whf.n ashed to
35c per dozen; $4.00
15c per clo.eu; $2.90 to
553.50 per box.
We supply j'ou y i t h
Oranges for less uiouey tliau
you can. buy them where
E. G. Coursen
-ISO LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
tell what the tiro showed tho need of,
"It showed the need of a now hook
and ladder, with a water tower attach
ment. If wo had had that nnd had
been ablo to pour a big stream of
water Into tho top floor of the Mat
thews building when the blazo started,
wo could have stopped tho tiro nt
that point. Tho present hook and lad
der is useless and might JubI ns well
h.avo been left In tho house.
"The fire showed the need of at
least 8,000 mow feet of hose, lively
single foot of good hose In the city was
in use ot the lire. Suppcso n, hlnzo of
any slzo started In North Scranton or
West Scranton. We could have done
nothing nnd whole blocks might havo
been wiped out. Not only was every
Mt of hose needed at tho big flro, but
If wo had wanted to take. It away we
couldn't have. It was nil frozen
stilt after about an hour's uso
and couldn't have been loaded Into a
"o need nt least f.VKi feet of re
serve hose which, In case of n big flro
could be sent to nny part of tho city
to bo teady for on emergency. Tho de
partment now only has two hoso Jack
ets to put over a break. Wo could
have used u dozen Thutsday In covet
ing breaks In the hose. We havo only
one door openoi. Kach company
should havo one,
Wo should have patent block put
leys to pull several lines of hoso rapid
ly to the roof of a building nt tho
same time. Instead of wasting n halt
hour pulling them up. ns we did on
Thursday. Wo should also have a
large supply of stand pipes, which un
able one man to handle n hose with
ease nnd gives tho other men a ehnuco
to do something else. At present, wo
only hnvo one stand pipe."
Mayor Molt- stated that tho flitj
showed the need of better fac.llltlc.4
for fighting fire and expressed the hope
that the estimates committee would
allow the flii! department sufllclent
funds this year to thoroughly and
properly equip It.
Jilt, SCItANTON'S OPINION.
1 residsnl W, W. Scrnnton, of tho
S,-,or.ton Gas arid Water company,
when seen by a Tiibnno man last night
scouted the Idea thnt the early start
gained by tho I'niues could be In uny
wny attributed to the lack of tho prop
er watir supply tunning through the
"The regular power was on," h de
clared, "and If there was any trouble
In getting the streams at work on tno
burning buildings It cortninly cannot
bt attributed to us. Anything which
v.U! tho matter with tho hydrants,
moreover, cm surely not bo laid nt our
dcor, as we are not responsible for
the city hydrants. Tho normal rate
of water was b"lng maintained nnd
poor hydrants and kinked hose were
vUint occasioned all tho trouble.
"Wo are not responsible for stupid
ity of firemen In manipulating their
machinery, or naglcct of city officials,
and on them nlone can be visited tho
blame. Wo nro no mora responsible
for the conditions of the hydrants than
for tho plumbing In a man's house.
Our part of tha contract merely Is
to send the water through the main.
When notified, we repairs tho hydrants
for the city al the hitter's own ex
pense. "Tho guuge In our otllt-e, loss than
a block from the the, shewed forty
five lmurids right n'ong. One fireman
complained to our superintendent, Mr.
Heevc-jj, thnt a hydrant was dry and
when ho went to Investigate bo found
that tho fireman simply didn't know
how to open the hydrant. It was- opened
In tho right way and tho water llowed.
"The story to tho effect that we
opened tho gates and lot more water
Into tho mains after tho lire had been
burning for some tlmo is not true. We
had our regulation pressure on oil the
time. One trouble In this city Is that
the nozzles of the hydrants nro tr.o
tmall. They should bo four Inches In
stead of two and onn-half Inchos."
INHALED GAS AND DIED
THOM,-. E. CAMPBELL DIED
WHILE HE 8LEPT.
Coioner'a Jury Decided That He Ac
cidentally Turned on tho Ga.
Came Hero from Pateraou.
Thomas U. Campbell, or Adams ae.
tine, a machinist employed in tho Del
aware, lvickawanna anil Western Ilnll
road company's shops, cnino to his
death yesterday in tho Hotel Coyne
from Inhalln? gas, and whether his
death was sulcldn or nccldntul is a
problem which will never be solved.
Campbell was 4S years of age. Ho
came here about a month and n half
ngo from Paterson, N, J where ho had
gone from this city. He entered tho
Hotel Coyne about 2 o'clock yesterday
morning and was shown lo a bedroom
by the night cleik, I). F. Gibbons.
Tho latter turned on tho incandescent
light in tho ronin and then left Camp
bell. About 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon Mrs. Dobbin, tho hotel house
keeper, called Gibbons' attention to the
fact that Campbell ought to be out of
bed at that hour of tho day nnd the
clerk went upstairs to tbe room.
His knock at tho door received on re.
spunse, and attor a louder one Gibbons
turned tho door knob and entered, lie
Immediately detected u strong odor
of escaping ga.s, and found that the
gas was rushing from tho Jet at u
rations rate. On npponehlng tho bod
he found O.impbojl lying In It, with a
cnlmexpresslnn on his face and no Indi
caltons of nny struggle whatsoever ap
parent. The Bas Jet Is directly above tho
Incandescent light und It may havo
l;cn that in turning out tho latter he
accidentally turned on the former.
Coroner Roberta was notified of the
death and Campbell's remains woro re
moved lo Cuslck's moiguo where the
coroner performed on autopsy. An In
quest was later conducted ut tho Coyne
house, nt which Mrs. Dobbins, Mr. Gib.
bons and P. II, Coyne. Will and Lo
Coyne testified to tho finding of tho
body. On tho body were cards showing
him to bo a member of the Machinists'
union, branch No. 2.10, mid ilti.or. In
bills and sliver were also discovered
on his person, together with a letter
fmm C. Powell advising him to como to
ihls city, which resulted In his leaving
The Jury consisting of T. A. Potter,
F, A. Callahan, J. L. Jordan, William
MeUrlde, Alex Dunn and It. J. IM
wards decided that Campbell camo to
his death by accidentally Inhaling Il
luminating gas. Tho dead man has
two sisters living in Paterson who weto
notified of his death by Chief of Pollco
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local data for l'b. 8, 1001.
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COUNTY UNION OF W. C. T. U.
APPROVES HEB METHODS.
Mis. Yot and Mrs. Beane, of This
City, rought Against the Adoption
of the Resolution and Sought to
Pass a Milder One but Their Ef
forts Went for Naught Attorney
Nichols Spoke of Mis. Nation ns a
Modern Jonn of Arc Other Busi
ness Transacted at the Masting.
The members ot tho Women's Chi Is
thin Tcnipenuico union of Lackawan
na county, nt tho mld-wlnter meeting
of that organization held yesterday In
tho Methodist Kplscopnl church at
Mooslc, took up tho cause of Mrs,
Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon
"iiinshcr, nnd after eomdderublo ursu
mei)t adopted it resolution endorsing
The forty or more delegates to tho
meeting got Into a sort of friendly
tight ovsr the question, hut Mrs. Na
tion's sympathizers won the day. The
matter wan first brought up by Mrs.
Vost, of this city, who offered ti reso
lution which read as follows:
llo.'ohfil, That wlicti'ij tho WonifD' C'UiUtim
TiniraiKc union of I.-ckAwnn totinty, lx-ltu
Mmlcd trrtUicr for tlie piumotion of total lit-vtlnrnci-
itl the ru-Mnal KUipic.lon utul out
I.uvIhk of tlie llquur Imffl J nil Mlcvlt.e thwt
rury Ic-Kltliiut mentis ohouM tx ii'cd to t:di
ati ciul: tlw-rcfore, Im It
ItcnolvrJ, That while we believe llul Hit.
N'jtlim 1 i-ntlrely within the ltv In the methoJi
which hlw hai jil.ritid In the prohibition ttalc
ef Kutinin Hitt-r lining plcil to the nuthorl
Hm to fiifurra the l.iw !: v.tln, nrt-eitiiilCM
llimly bolli'ti- tlut it l- nnwUe ami InJmlU-tnm
for the I.uK injnru county Women' CltrUtI.ni
TiinpMiiiicr tmlon ti i-nterie er upheld Midi
melhOiU In the loaallntl liqunr vllltiir ftte f
l'rnn)lmnit, Mh-vlrit uch mtt!iod to tw tea.
truly t 11m' grill h- i-pirtt unit trirhlnirl nf cur
luoiiH.tcil IojiIiT, tho hitc I'ranc'Iii 1'. Wlllanl.
This resolution ns soon ns It was
read stirred up a small tempest. The
majority of. tho delegates were on their
teet protesting against tho adoption
and urging tin passage of a. resolution
unequivocally endorsing everything
that Mrs. Nation has douo shuo'hho
Marted In to use her hatchet In far-off
Kansas. .'Jo great was tho opposition
and so many wore the amendments of
ftied that Mrs. Yost voluntarily with
in ow her resolution.
TJien Mrs. Hnrvoy. of Wllkes-Harre,
presented one upholding Mrs. Nation's
(.ours- and wishing her God-speed In
tho woik which she has begun. This
was adopted, the only opposition com
ing from 'Mrs. Yost and Mrs. Deane,
both of this city.
"I made a fight against Its adoption,"
said Mrs. Yost last night to a Tribune
man, "but tho odds against Mrs. Deane
and myself were too heavy and wj
could do nothing. I think tho resolu
tion was entirely wrong and highly Im
proper for this body to adopt."
During tho course of tho evening ses
sion an address was given by Attorney
Nicholls, of Wilkes-Dane, a well
known temperance worker. In which ho
highly eulogized Mrs. Nation. Among
other things, he said:
OM Kuimn hi not loit her uM tpitit of Ki
thik,inm. A Carrie Nation tu ilvn tip ami 1.'
arnashins the Uwlii kiIooiw villi u hatihit.
People who crltlclie Mm. Nation should undir
stand what the law- of KaruUH I lTtraniinif the
sale of intoflcatinc liquor. The law- of K.itnn
m.m that rilorv where liquor It Hold are publle
mitiuncei and tlut nil liquor found In S'lili
place kliall he destroyed.
Th public- authotitlex of Kana.u hive xwl
cutty trtiK.il to close the sulooin, which are
Lcintf run In oprn and tl.irant Nation of th
law. Jfw. Xjtlon, aulns under Uic spoil ct a
llRlitcou Indignation, rose up and ( now n
forrlns the law- of Kanun, whih the polii ar
rrst her for so doin?. Mai- !od lilies Catrlo
Nation. She U a modern .loan ot Are, om to
lead In a. rlghtMiw tii'ht, A greater lieroUui
ltu.ii hen l:us netci lu'en displayed before in
tin- world' hUtoty.
Thote wen three sessions, om lu tbe
morning, beginning at 9 o'clock; one
In tho afternoon, beginning at o'clock,
nnd one at night, beginning at 7.30
o'clock. An nddress of welcome was
made at the morning session by the
pastor of tho church, Itev. J. N. IJailey.
The question of "Dqual Suifrago" was
ably discussed by Mrs. Slovens, of
West Plttston, and following her ad
dress there was an open contemner of
the vice-presidents upon tho question,
"What Does the Local 1,'nlon Most
When this question was Hist brought
up a voice In tho lent- called out.
"More Carrie Nations," and the re
mark wan loudly applauded. The ton
census of opinion seemed to bo that
tho local union needed most the nros
orioo of energetic, earnest, consecrated
J Christian women nt the meetings.
Comment-Ins ut 1.15 o'clock, there
was a bilef rneeting of the executlvo
committee. It was decided by that
body to engage Mrs, rialley, a well
known temperance lecturer, to deliver
a scries of meetings throughout tho
county during tho month of May.
Tho afternoon session Included a
i)ai)er on "The Power of the Press."
written by Mrs. lint low, but iead In
her absence by Mrs. Yost: a discus
slon of tho present status and nlarrs
of tho organization by Mrs. IJorlew,
and n talk on "Tho Uelatlon or tho
Women's Christian Temperance Union
to Other Tcinperanco Societies," by
The evening session was opened with
devotional exerciser) by Kov. S. W.
We don't want a m.iIc
colored shirt left of thiu sea
sons stock. Have cut the price
of all dollar shirts to
This is the way we keep
our stock fresh and always
up to date.
CASEY BROTHERS, .
Wholesale Liquor Dealers, 216 Lackawanna Ave.
Young. Mis. Hqlvey, ot West Pltts
ton, gave n most'lusplilng tempeianco
lalk, and was followed by Mrs. Cool,
of West Plttston, who gave hot Im
pressions of the lecerrt national con
vention held at Washington. She told
most Interestingly of tho hearings bo
fore tho sennte committee on tho nntl
canteen amendment to the niniy reor
ganization bill, and spoke most par
ticularly of the friendly feeling mani
fested between tho members of tho
Women's Christian Temperance union
nnd the teprcsenttitlve at the conven
tion from tho Catholic Total Absti
nence Union of America.
Campbell Arrested Charged
with the Theft.
John Judge and his wife, Maggie, of
Olyphant, went Into it tacknwanna
avenue saloon yesterday afternoon to
quench their parching throats. At the
elapse of five minutes they got up to
leave the saloon but bcfoio going out
upon the street discovered that Mrs.
Judge had left her pocKetbnok contain
ing Mscty dollars upon tho table.
They huiledly returned and found
that the purse had vanished. A wo
man by the name of Mis. Hoi Camp
bell was nccu-'ed with tho theft. Mrs.
Campbell had entered while Judge and
his wife were Kouted nt the table and
she was sized up as the one who had
sphlted tho pocketbook nw;iy.
A warrant for her an est was swotn
out before Aldeiinau Millar and Mrs.
Campbell wan soon arraigned before
tho magistrate. She stoutly main
tained Ignorance of the purse and a
thorough rear'chlng of her clothing by
another woman failed to disclose the
missing pocketbook upon her person.
She was discharged.
APPEAL HAS BEEN TAKEN.
Avchbnltl Decision on Election Con
test Costs to Be Tested.
An nppeal to tho Supremo eouit has
been taken from Judge Archbald's
decision placing the costs of the Klghlli
word election contest on the contest
Jacob Juikovltz, one of the petition
ers, nnd incidentally the one who was
arrested on tho ch.ngo of having
forged tho names of the Swartz
bt others to the petition, Is taking the
appeal. Jessup & Jessup aie his attor
neys. A PARSONAGE WEDDING.
Knlph II. Honklns, of Forest City,
and Miss C. lllnnche (Inylni-d, of Al
donvllle, were united In man Inge i
tho parsonage of the Perm Avenue
Baptist church, on Mllllln avenue, on
Thursday afternoon, by the pastor,
Rev. li. F. V. Pierce, D. D.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Hnnklus will have their
new home In Foiest City.
Cold Cure for Busy People.
Many people neglect a cold bemuse
they say they havo no time to nttnd
to It. lirause's Cold Cure is a nindv
which can be taken without diing"!
whllo performing your dally duties,
and will relievo tho most aggravated
c-ises In 24 hours. Price "e. Hold by
Matthew- III os. "
Piano for Sale.
Tint piano has been left on salt- and
must he sold, legardless of price. Lat
est design upright, ne.ulv new, nnd In
line condition. Don's mlus an oppor
tunity to get n good piano cheap. Will
bo sold for tush only, tluornsey Hull,
Scrnnton Pa. I. W. fluernsey, Pio
The Scranton Gab and Woter Com
pany and the Hyde Tavk Gas Com
pany. In jui'idji.ic- will, tin- 'ly u! l!ie-i loin.
pn lea tn Ii-iIikc I a i liu.n luiiii tn lime .1
iiuy b wuun'i-il li iiiini-'il raresuitipllii i.
until i- i' licrclo siitui iluit. mi .nut attor Apr i;
I nct, tho 1'ilre uf i,M will Tn one loll.tr p'r
oni thnii'.inil i ttlih, tei t cotu-i incJ, tubjccl tn
the followli.s il!count: Fle pir trnt. en oil
litlU . i., l ll.L ton-..!!ntitinii tnr llin moi.Lii
I'ainnuitW lo lr, tlnti iv, my-iUn ilnlhr: tw, i
1 1 nt. mi ,iit Mm wiine me nuMiiiiinion nr tii.
Month m runs to rwci.ti.tai oolUrs mul uii
I'imlil'i I l.e bill u ,ml in. ..r li-fide :l
-'Oil i iby ef tlif mniiili in uuiili I ho bill li
icudcicil. Ily nider 1 1 ll.e IhmpI
li. II HAND, -luttaiy.
The Rfaatest commercial
economist In the world today.
Compared to any necessary
investment in business,
Residence and Commercial
rates at a moderate cost.
TELEPHONE ANO SUPPLY CO
ilinatcr'a ednf, 117 Au'tiis uirnuc.
IHECKLnilRATRtl GORDON PIANO
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Befote buying, send for catalogue.
h. s. Gordon, w,v,.,;uA.r;
We make always, is to give
what yott :tre entitled to the
best that your money can "b'uyi.
That is what we give wfven
we offer our
Green Valley Rye
It is early to talk of spring
lutts hut our stock of winter
styles was nearly gone and
We weie obliged to have our
spring orders rushed.
WILSON SPRING 1901
The First Arrivals
Are here :md you can be
a leader of fashion.
30B LACKAWANNA 'aVCNUC,
Still harping on our old subject,
but we won't stop till we know
you aie assuicd that we handle the
puicM, nicest made, and most
brilliant (il:.MS handled in the
country, and listen, 2; per cent
less than you can buy them any
where else. Visit us and we'll
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Mason and Haniliu Pianoforte
'I he eminent musician, compo
sei. te.irhei .11 id pianist, now in
iP.u is writes 111 a recent letter
watin woids ol pi. use 111 regard c
the inw scile Mason & Hamlii
P i a 11 0 f o 1 1 c . Moszkowski sav
among other things, "It has a full,
singing tone .tiui :i most satisfac
tory nction. As a whole, the in
slltiment I believe lo be of the very
A stock oliu". superb instru
ments may he m-. i at the ware
L. B. Powell & Co.
131-133 VASHUJZTON AVENUE.
.Th? Trad? Sale o!
presents the very best oppor
tunity for the purchase of new,
stylish and dependable floor
coveilngs nt pi Ices thnt at nny
other time or stoie would bo
simply out of the question.
If you don't need new car
pets or rugs now make a selec
tion, pay a deposit, nnd we will
hold goods for thlity days.
Brussels styles and colotlngs.
Brlghtcolois In scioll and floral
figure, artistic color effect.
CREDIT YOUP CEItTAINLY!
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