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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1901.
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KNIVES USED ON WEST LINDEN
STREET LAST NIGHT.
Joseph Mitchell niul Another Mnn
Badly Used'Up in the Affair Fun
oral of Thomns WilliamsRev. E.
A. Boyl Re-elected Pastor of the
Plymouth Congregational Church.
Reception to Rev. McDermott.
Three Members of a Family
Poisoned Other Events of Inter
est. Another stabbing affray occurred last
night mi "Wont Linden street. In which
two of tliu participants were badly
lined up. From what rould be learned
of tho affair, several men ami women
ucic thinking Hi the hotwo occupied by
.losctili Mitchell, at Xo. !ip, uiul Mitch
ell and another man engaged In a tpiar
icl. Tlio men went out Into the street to
light It out, when knives were drawn
and Mitchell had several gashes made
In his head and left hand. How badly
I he othur follow was injured could not
li" learned. u ho escaped hcfoie the
police anlved on the scene.
Mitchell, his wife and another wo
man named Miller, residing on South
Seventh street, wore arrested and taken
lo the .lucltFon street police station.
Later, Mitchell was taken to the West
Side hospital, where his Injuries were
Friend) of the other participant found
lilni lying on the street car track and
took him away. A seaich was made
for him by the police, but up to a late
hour lie. was btlll at large.
The participants are Italians and
Polanders. and cannot give an intelli
gent explanation of the affair.
Another light occurred in the brick
row on Seventh street, in which several
men had their heads battered.
Weekly School Deposits.
The following deposits were made at
the West Side bank yesterday by
Principals Miss Josephine D. Lees and
Professor David Owens for the pupils
of public schools Nus. 1U and II):
No. 111. David Owens, $1; Kllzalioth
Lewis, so cents: A I lea Evans, $l.C3:
Herthu Kelly, $1.15: Edna D. Evans,
St.uj; Nellie D. Richards, 2U edits;
Catherine Phillips. $1.:'0: Nellie Kelly,
IU cents; Eliza Price, $.58; Sarah Mc
Donald, $2.u7: Mary Harris, SI: total.
No. 3!i. Miss Lcs, 1.10: Miss Jlur-
rem sam. at
G. W. J SN KINS'.
and Upholster! ngs
The exclusive Upholstery and Drapery Store cannot
offer you any inducements in the way of assortment,
correct styles and proper fashions that we cannot show.
Nor can they begin to compete with us in prices. No
need to tell you why. Common seuse answers that
Upholsteries and Draperies
Form au important department with us, in a great
store. The cost of running a department is a tr fl -when
compared with the expense of running a store.
You get the benefit. That's all.
Lace Curtains of All Kinds
In Pairs, in yard goods or in Door Panels., The range
of qualities and prices is bound ess, while the variety
iu design includes everything of merit on the market
today. The new Cable Cord Nottiughatus are pretty
and popular, Brussels Nets coutitute iu favor, while
Irish Points still hold their own with preseut season's
buyers. Dainty Bobbinettes, with lace and iusettings,
Embroidered Mnslius and RnflUd Swisses h.ive their
p aces also, as well as a few other makes not so well
.kuown, but much appreciated by people of taste.
Portieres in Tapestries
Rope Work aud handsome Mercerized Effects,
Our Upholstery Stock
Includes Tapestries, Brocatelles, Velours, Art Tick
ings, Sateeus, Denims, Silko ines, Ec, aud we carry
all the fixings in stock for Draper es or Curtains, iu
.cluding Poles, Brackets, Rods, Hooks, E'.c, Etc.
, G.'t acquainted with our Upholstery Department,
if you do not know it already. Money maybe saved
in it at all times.
ray, t'i.'Mi Miss NMclioIls, $l.S.1i Miss
llenmlsh, fil cents: .miss .Morgan,
$1.7"! Miss lluttoii. S2.4HI Miss Davis,
J1.74; Miss Evans, 81 cents: Miss Kel
low, J2.4G! Miss Flynn, $1.72! Miss
Wade, $l.in)i Miss Murphy 91.01; Mrs.
Ferbor, $:M0: Miss Peck, $l.7S; lota),
Sardines Wore Tainted.
Tlio members of Henry Fcrbor's '
i..lli. nt Vnl-lll tlviln I'm It avenue. I
had a narrow escape recently from so-
vero poisoning due to tainted sat dines .
which were left in the tin utter u. was
Mr. and Mrs. Ferbcr and otic of thrir
cl II Irwi had jiartaken of the sar-llnes
at Mnj evening ineul and shortly af
terward hecanic ill. A physician was
.n.nuneiied, emetics' were administer.. 1
and S'M Ions eonseriuences averted.
Chi Upslloit's Piotc3t.
The fill Upsllon society of the
Washburn Street Presbyterian church
held a well -attended meeting In the
rooms last evening and adopted the
"That we request Representative
Reynolds lo oppose any bill which may
come bofoie the legislature lor the
purpose of modifying or altering In
any manlier the Sabbath laws of this
Board of Trade Annual.
The annual meeting of the West
Side hoard of trade will he held Tues
day evening, May II, when officers will
be elected and a social session will be
Arrangements are now being mail's
for it luncheon and reception for young
men, which will probably be held at
the bicycle club house on ,'lnckson
Re-elected Their Pastor.
The members of the Plymouth Con
gregational church met last evening
and re-elected Rev. 13. A. Royl as
their pastor for another year.
He has already served the church
two years and given excellent sails,
faction. The mp?tlng was well at
tended and. Interesting throughout.
Events of Today.
A special meeting of the West Side
Central Republican club will be held
this evening for the purpose of dis
cussing the advisability of protesting
against the re-apportionment of the
First legislative district, as at present
contemplated by the bill before the
All members of the West Side Char
ity club are requested to meet at S
o'clock this evening at the home of
Mrs. Charles Seeley, 1017 Olive street.
The funeral of the late .lames O'Hara
will take place at H o'cloc.i this morn
ing from tlio house on Seranton street.
A high mass of requiem will be sung
at St. Patrick's Catjiolii: church and
interment will be liiade in the Cathe
The executive committee of thu
West Seranton brancn ot the Young
Women's Christian association will
hold an important meeting at the
rooms at I o'clock this afternoon, when
final arrangements for the house
warming and reception will bo intulc.
Members of the William Council
Glee cluli wo requested lo meet at
7.30 o'clock this evening In Hubert
Morris lodge rooms in dress Uniforms.
The board ot directors of tlio Electric
City Wheelmen will hold a mooting In
tlio club house this evening.
Funeral of Thomno Williams.
Services over the remains of the late
Thomas 13. Williams were held at the
house, on Hampton street, yesterdny
afternoon and were conducted by Rev.
V. D. Hopkins, pastor of the First
Welsh Haptlut church. Members of the
Patagonia lodge, .Knights of Pythias
and the Ilellevuo mine fund wore in
The llowor-boarerH were Clonier Uccso
mid William Jones. The pall-bearers
weio L'dwaid Davis, Reese .1. Evans
and Henry u. Davis from tho lodge,
and Charles Hanbcrry, Michael Mo
Lain and William Lewis from the fund.
Interment was made in tho Washburn
1J. tS. Morgan, notary public, will be
at his ofllces, 103 North Main, or 223
South Main avenue, all this week for
the purpose of preparing your certifi
cates. Now Pastor Welcomed.
Hev, Ji. C. McDermott, the new pas
tor of the Simpson Methodist Episco
pal church, was welcomed by the La- I
dies' Aid society of the church at a tea
given in the parsonage last evening.
The pastor's wife was also present
and received a cordial welcome from
tlu ladies in attendance.
at lowest rates. Appjy to Morgan
Thomas, 1128 Jackson street.
General News Notes.
The Hyde Park Father Mathcvv so
ciety have elected J. C. Gallagher and
T. J. Fleming as delegates to the dlo-
re-sun convention to be held in St.
John's hull, Pine Brook, May 17 and IS. j
31. P. Sheridan and John Murphy will '
represent the cadets. The alternates I
will lv Thomas McCJraw, John Car
roll, John Shaughnessy, sr., and
The shirtwaist and embroidery
classes of thu Young Women's Chris
tian association were in cession last
evening, the members manifesting
much Interest In the work.
The D. and L. Dancing class held
their weekly social in Mews' hall last
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Davis, of South
Main avenue, returned homo yester
day from a. visit with relatives in
Howell & Harris will celebrate their
first anniversary with a "smoke talk"
tomorrow evening at their cigar stoic
on North .Main avenue. All their pa
trons are invited.
It is reported that representative.?
of a beer bottling establishment were
engaged in selling beer from a wagon
last Saturday at mines in the Keyset'
Valley while the men were receiving
SOUTH SCRANTON NOTES.
Funeral of Miss Mary Flaherty Yes
terday Morning Young- Child
Is Seriously Burned.
Tin.- fimcr.ll 'f Mi- M.uy 1'lalicrly took place
je:leiil."iy morning, iuuniici'.t being ni.iJo in tlie.
.Minuok.1 ouueteiy. II twik plate Iroin J lie fam
ily rcililent-c nl I'itltton .nonue and l.lieriy
Scrviic.. ure licld itl St. .lolm'o cliitreli wline
,i liigli iiu- if u-qulcni was icklirated n.i Kef.
Pallicr I'lmniiig. The llor.il ullciiiurs eic nu
merous and tpoku .-Ili'iilly of tlio liljrli iMeim
in ttliiili Hip ileir:i?cil win held. The mtiiibeu
uf the Dieted Viiejn . iMt.ilit.v aii.l League of Iho
Sacred Heart, el i.'liii-li di-icati-d .! a intmb'.i,
The lullliiMieio wcic: William lulling, Panic!
Minray, .I.uiio., (Jill, James llamiii, James
Vaugliau and l'atiiik llairctt; the turner bear
cf, John lip-dry, William I)mileav, Dudley
llaiidley and I'atikk Poland.
Young Child Burned.
'I he ."i-i ear-old daughter ul Mr. and Mr. John
Knhner, of IHieli strict, vas .-eriously burned
jutcrday afternoon, while pUyingr with mitclu.
The child m mine unknown manner seeiuid
(.nine niJtilus. aud went into the back yanl to
lildit tlu in.
Her vlutliCi. (..audit tire a i-he ignited tlieni,
and in a aciund the child wa-, u mas of llaine.
2krij$liliori, who lieaid the little onc'ft uircam-s,
lan to her asai-tante, but before the flaniM were
iwtingm'Jicd the ehild was horribly buinul about
Hit- head and bud.v. Ui. ljuinti and Webb weic
Munmuucd, bast night it was announced thai.
there wja no hope lor her reeueiy, and death is
Told in a Few Lines.
'the alauu o Hie turned In from tio- ij ye.i
tctiiay morning' w.ia lamed by the burning of a
batn omiiiiI by I, Kotntaneu at nil liieel; ttrmt.
H was t-auM-d by a living ui! I'loui a Miull
ensine of tlie Lackawanna Iron and Meil com.
paiiy. When the bote companies eauie on the
.-'.die (he bain v.i.-. i iu us of llanic, and the
llirmen iiuieldv turned mi a stiiam and in a
few inliiutii. had Iho tiro under tuiitiol. The
lo.i wa- total.
Comet Iwlac, No. till, KniehU of P.lhia-(, will
iiiu.L in icgular bCton at llartnun't, hall tbU
The UrplieiM I Men ilub met fer reheat.-al lail
i i nini: al M. JoluiV rhuieh lull.
Yuti-nUy aderuoou Chief of 1'oliic Ilvaly re
rtlvcd a telej;riiii from C. O. Diiuond, an on
iliitakor al souih folk, l'a., anuounelni,' die
iletb at tli.it pl.nc by dtowtiius, nf James Leon
Mid, who i rpuicil tu icJido heiv. The jiollie,
a Iiir a dillseut cuieh, faded to locate hi., fam
ily or friends, ,ry one knowing such a parly
will pleaio luiiiii.iinii-.ito with t'liiif lealy.
Tbo lliirtii'iiili annual meeting of the Ladba1
.Md ncltty of Hit l'rebMcriaii clmnli will be
lu'M on 'fliuiMlay ailenionii at ihc iicino of
ilr. A. U. Illsililnton, on Elm street, whin,
il 13 In red, every in niber will be prcsenl.
Januo Mo.'i'.ilt, who is (inilo,ed in the audit,
oi'a oiflee of the Kiic railtoad at New Vork,
tpmt Sunday with III-, paimts on Elm street.
John l.neli, of Uiook ctnct, lu (;cii() to
Clippie Creek, Col.
ilobcit fiuiaheiii, of Clay atcnue, U ill at Ills
The tii'inbcia of St. Maiy's council, Voung
Mi'ii'x Institute, rt ill hold ilieir aiiiiuil banquet
at Odd Pillow.' ball toninl't.
Mr. and Mrc William Hushes lno icturncd
from tl.iir wiihllu tri)).
Waller l.itb ha relinued from a week's vl.it
with fiiind at Iviugslpy.
Mis. Julir. Heed, of Avoea, is Ulliig filendi
fianl; fuhr, of firovo street, U tonulescent,
ofler bis 1, lent tcrloot illliM.
P. W. Taylor U aid.' to bo about again, after
!iU if cent ilhie.s.
Thomas tonwy U ill at liU home on llulKr
A QRS'T SURPRISE
U iii store for all who use Kcinp'a Ualiani for
the Throat and f.uiij. the griat guaranteed
rtmedy. ' Would jou belleic that it i fold on
its merits and any druijgi.t U authoiiied by the
proprietor of this wonderful icmedy to give jou
j sample bottle ficc? It never falU to i-uie
aiuto or ihronlo i-oushs. AU UrujgUto UI
Kemp's llaliJlii. t'llu' i6v. and Wt.
EISTEDDFOD AT WELSix CON
Excellent Frogminmo of Songs, Reci
tations and Addresses Carried Out.
Who tho Prizo Winners Ave.
Joshua Johns Leaves for New
Castle Where Ho Will Sing In
Methodist Church Yesterday's
Eire on Grove Street Othor News
Notes and Personals.
Lttbt night a most lntcrestlnselstedd
fod was given at tho Welsh Congrega
tional church, on West Market Htrcct.
The prorammo was opened by an ad
dress by tho chairman. Henry Davis,
and was followed by a song by Gwll
Then came the address by bards
and the next on the programme was
tho competitive solo, "How I Love to
Talk with Jesus," for children, Iu
which the following took part: Cather
ine Hltchlngs, Louis Hughes, Given
Price, Carrie Moruyen, May Lewis. It
was won by Currlc Moruyen, of West
The Welsh recitation, "Palo Moe'r
Gwcddlwyr." In which Iiavld Jones,
Kvan Gabriel, Henry Hicthliig took
part, was won by Henry Hlcthlng.
Then followed u utiartette, led by
Kvan Gabriel. A duet was sung by
William Davis and Mrs. V. IX Lewis.
There was no competition against the
quartette or the duet. The recitation
contest entitled, "Our Flag,'' was won
by Maude Weirthoroc, of the central
city. Thu recitation entitled "Model
Church." was given by Hcsslo Kvans,
who had no competitor.
The double quartette competition
wns won by Kvun Gabriel and party.
The competitive bolo entitled, "Y
Grolgsydd u Wch Num." was won by
Keese Price, and the programme was
concluded by the audience singing,
"My Country, 'Tls of Thee." Gwll-
lym Morlals and Rev. Thomas Tt. Wat
kins acted as adjudicators.
Had a Narrow Escape.
Mamus Evans, of Robert uvonuo,
had a miraculous escape from instant
death while ut work In the Ieegott's
Creek mine Saturday. lie had pro
pared a blast and retired to a place:
of safety. After waiting a few min
utes, Evans and his laborer heard a
report, which they -supposed came
from the chamber, but which was a
shot tired by a fellow miner in an
They retraced their steps aud when
almost directly in front of the blast,
the charge of powder went off with
a loud report, knocking Kvans down
and literally covering him with coal
and debris. Aid was summoned and
he was conveyed to his home on Rob
ert avenue. Ills injuries consist ot
bruises and cuts about the face and
Joshua Johns' Departure.
Joshua Johns, the well known tenor
singer, has loft this section for New
castle, Pa., where he lias accepted the
position as first tenor in the Newcas
tle Methodist church.
Mr. Johns will be very much misled
by the singers of this section, and also
by the people in general, lie has had
the offer to go to Newcastle since his
return from Washington, where he
was heard by some uf the stewards of
The alarm of lire sounded yesterday
morning at -1.K0 o'clock was caused by
a house at 353 Grovu street, occupied
by John Hopkins and owned by 'Wil
liam Freeman, of AVest Seranton,
catching fire. The tiro started in the
rear portion of the house, from a de
fective Hue, and the names quickly
spread to the upper portion of the
house, where Mr. Hopkins and his
family were uslccp, giving them barely
time to o-jcape in their night gar
ments. Before the hose oin panics arrived,
the building was in names. The tire
men succeeded in saving a large barn,
which was near the house, and several
other small buildings. The total dam
age amounted to about $1,5U0, on
which there is no Insurance. All the
North End companies resrondod to the
IN A FEW LINES.
Miss Lizzie O'Hara, of Theodore
street, and William Moran, of the
same street, were united in marriage
he Alderman M.vers last Saturday
evening. The couple will begin house
keeping at once, on Ferdinand street.
Word was received here yesterday of
tho death nf Anthony Moran, who
tiled at Buttu City, Montana, Friday.
Tho news concerning his death has not
yet been learned, as his brother and
sister have not hoard, hut it is
thought he died from pneumonia. Mr.
Moran resided on Mary street before
he lift for the west.
Benjamin Jenkins, nf Wayne ave
nue, Is seriously ill.
JAIIvED ON THREE CHARGES.
George Spc-her Was Looking' for
Bother and Found It.
JU lieui, iiulicieU! mhchiit. assault and bat.
ti'ij'i dniiikenncNi, dliorduly lOtiduct, contempt
of court and liUfnliony U all Hut the commit
mint accoinpanj ini; him to tho i-ounty jail al
lege at'aiint Cliaiica Spolier, alln llabcr, win.
was sent up last evening by Alderman J. P.
lully, of the Eighteenth waul, but inquiiy jinotur
the arloua prosecutors tends to show that if
they wanted to bo mean other charge could be
biought against bin).
Aciordlns lo Hair story be left Seranton two
months, acu when his girl jilted him to take up
with another man. Saturday the wui marri"! to
the other man and aa thu festivities were wind,
ing up yesterday morning, Spolier appeared on
the .mo and deelaied ho would be in the county
jail befote tho day wan over.
The tail md ot a thiec dajs' wedding rclebia
t jt'ii isn't .tho l'iot iiuuplclou4 opportunity in
tliu world lor a man who U necking bother,
eipeiially if tho wedding takes place iu tl.o
nilgbboi hood uf lliako lltitohkowtki'a bouse,
vvlu I u tbti ono oec-uiiod.
Juot bow it all happened Is ja lo bo dbsiov
eicd, but when Constable Mr.Murruy quelled the
dMuibaiuo. it was found lli.it Spolier had pound,
ed liU biother's laic and bead Into a jelly and
bit olf onu ot !il fingnsi Uliked und otherwise
inalliealed Mr. llutchkowvM, and Miushfd abmit
half the furniture in tho loom vvhem tl.o truiiblo
He was et ill very drunk and diwrdcrly when
airaigncd bffoio the alilcn.un, and as 4 conse
quence bad three more oileiKcs laid up against
him. Ho could not turnish bail, or at all events
would not, and up ho went to aalt trill.
LACKED PROPER NOURISHMENT
Five Months Old Child of Jennie
P.Hce Died Yestet'i-ny.
A S months-old infant, tlio child of a, girl
named Jennie Prkc, who boaidi on I'cr.n JVC-
:iu-, illel duuljy ailiiiioou. Pcpuly I'oiouvr
Palno wa nntlflfcl of the death by tlio girl lief-m-II
arid performed an autopy, wlileii tculcd
that tlio child, who n ny (mil, Ind died
trom l.iik f.1 proper tiouilshmont. Ho lin.i re
filled to grant i tnrljl ctrtilleatc until lie lias
made further lnrsllgatlnn, Tlio body hi tlio
meantime Is at Cuslek' inoipiie.
'the girl Is unmarried mid file placed the child
In tlio i-arc ol ,t family In West Skraiiton nnd
paid for Its tare.
LEO JORDAN STABBED.
Got Mixed Vp in a Small Sized Riot
t.co Jordan, aged IS jears, renldliif on tltmnetl
sheet, wai stabbed early fcunday morning In a
mull olzfii! tint wlileii occurred near the fifth
iiiemio crojjlng of tho Central lt.ilho.ul of .New
The fight orcuned hctween a crowd ol ouug
men and a number of llungirlans residing In lliu
lclnlty. ,1ml who stabbed Jordan cannot to
learned nor does tic l.now hlimclt on uciount
of the gimral tonfulou rNlnting.
There ale two ttah houiuIh, one in the rlcht
hirn and ono ocr the right rye, neither inc
lieln? i'onMetcil eerlou.-i.
THOMAS YOUNG.--Thomas Young,
a well-known and highly respected
resident of Dunmore, died at his home
on Blakely street early yesterday
innriilng, after an Illness of several
months, during which time he suffered
with Urlght's disease. He came hero
from Scotland about forty-tlvo years
ago, and has resided hero since.
During tlila time, he madu many
friends and his familiar llgurc will be
sadly missed. He' was steadily em
ployed In various positions by the
Pennsylvania Coal company for tho
past thirty-live years. At tlio time of
hlu death lm was 0:i years of age. De
ceased Is survived by his wife and one
son, AV. K. Young, of ICnglewood, N.
J., who wus at his bedside during the
past week. Tin; funeral will be held
from his late home on AVcdncsdny af
ternoon at L'.SO o'clo-k, with Interment
In Cunmuru oeineWry.
Mitts'. JOHN .MILLS. The death ot
Mrs. John Mills, of 128 Mary street,
occurred Saturday afternoon at Pitts
ton, while visiting her coii.sln, Mrs.
McLaughlin. Mrs. Mills left home
last Tuesday, feeling in the best of
health, when suddenly she was taken
.wlously ill und rapidly declined.
The news of her sudden death
brought much sorrow to her numer
ous friends. Her remains were
brought to this city on the Delaware
and Hudson railroad and removed to
her home by Undertaker Megan. Mrs.
Mills Is survived by ono son and two
daughters. Thu funeral will take
placo this afternoon at '2 o'clock tit
Holy Rosary church. Interment will
be made in Cathedral cemetery.
JAMES P. TtOBKRTS. James P.
Roberts, son of George W. Roberts, of
MS Gibson street, died at 11 o'clock
la&t night at his father's huiite. Tie
was suddenly taken ill Saturday with
appendicitis and underwent an opera
tion Sunday night. He was over 'Jl
years and age and is survived by his
parents and tho following brothers ana
sisters: George V., Jr., Fred S John
J., Tiacy K., Cyrus M., and Rosa II.
Ho was employed at the Delaware.
Lackawanna, and AVestern pattern
shops and was a well known and pop
ular young man. The funeral au
nounc'inont will be made later.
CHRISTINA GOIiRLITZ. Mrs.
I Christina Goerlltz, aged S3 years, died
on Sunday morning at Iter residence
at 11115 Ash Street. She had been a
: resident of Seranton for thirty-three
years. She is survived by the follow
ing children: Patrolman Louis Goer
litu, Philip, AVilliain, Mrs. George Far
bur, Mrs. Charles Miller and Mrs.
Frank Mickler. The funeral will be
held this afternoon at " o'clock from
' the home. Interment will be made iu
the Dunmore cemetery.
IIUXRY GIBBONS. Last night
shortly after S o'clock Henry Gibbons,
aged l years, son of Michael Gibbons,
died at the family homo iu Spurt Hill,
Dunmore. He is survived by his fath
er and the following brothers and sis
ters: Martin, John, Thomas, Mrs.
Thomas McCarthy, Mrs. Janus Kear
ney and Miss Katherinc. The funeral
announcement will bo made later.
MISS CORA DAVIS. Cora, tho 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Eleazer Davis, of -luS Edwards court,
died suddenly yesterday afternoon.
Heart failure was the causf. The
funeral announcement will lie madu
Curtis, tho H-year-old child uf Mr.
and Mrs. John James, of Fourteenth
street, died yesterday. The remains
will be interred In tho Cambria ceme
tery nt :i o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The (ii'ecii Ftidge lace factory base
ball team has organized for tho sea
son. It lines up as follows: Caffruy,
catcher; Davis, pitcher, Mahon, short
slop; Kiefer, llrst base; Gardner, sec
ond base; Marvin, third base; Ovcr
baugh, left Held; Stott, renter Held;
llolthain, right Hold; Ciai-ilnor, captain.
Open for engagements with any chilis
in second class.
George Slowther, or Mousey avenue,
has returned from a trip to Curium
dale. Fred Krhardt, of Honesdale, lias ac
cepted it position with W. F. Krhardt,
contractor ami builder.
Miss Hall, of Khiiiia, N. Y., is a
guest of the family nf Dr. J. Iv. Ford
ham, of Capouso avenue.
Mrs. AV. II. Collins and daughter,
Nanette, of Sanderson avenue, hnv
returned from an extended slay In
New York cits'.
Dr. Thsortoro Sureth Is improving
his Sanderson avenue residence by the
addition of a new front and a wide
i m i
MAN'S THROAT WAS CUT.
Coroner's Jury Decided That He Com-
Coroner Roberts hold an autopsy yes
terday over the body of tho unknown
man found dead on Sunday at Covey's
swamp, on thu mountain above Mooslc,
From his examinations he discovered
that thu man's th'oal had been cut,
and the Jury rendered a verdict to tho
effect that the man came to his death
Tlio throat appeared to liuve been
severed with u knife. The body litis not
DEATH WAS NATURAL.
Coroner Decided an Inquest Wns Un
necessary. An S-year-old non of Mr. and Mrs.
Kllau Urake, of Mooalc, died suddenly
yesterday and Coroner llobcrts was
Ho Investigated the case and found
that death was natural und deemed an
MICHAELIAN BROTHERS & CO.,
124 Washington Avenue.
SHOPPING IN CHINA,
Loud Talk and Wild Gesticulations
Season the Bargaining Chinese
Shop-keeping- Customs Differ
Widely from Those of tho Western
From IVarnon' Weekly.
Although the peculiar civilization of
the Chinese has failed to provide tho
shops of the country with plate glass
windows, mahogany counters, luigfc
mirrors and the seductive shop walker,
vet the tradespeople have methods of
their own for engaging the attention
of tin- public worthy of notice if not
of Imitation. To begin with, the com
petition which forces down the prices
of goods In this country Is unknown In
The manufacturers, who own most
of the shops to protect the Interests ot
themselves and their workpeople, Insist
on llxlng all prices, and when attacked
with fits of greed combine to raise the
price lists, which, to prevent the shop
keeper overcharging, aro hung up in
the shop. All such shops belong to
what we should call a union.
Iu free houses the prices given for
an article is tho result of a prolonged
haggle. The Chinese arc such experts
at bargaining that shops of good re
pute publicly declare that they sell
only at tho advertised price.
Why it Chinaman when haggling
should shout at the top of his voice It
not clear, but he does; conseuueutly
the vociferations of several hundred
purchasers arid the equally stentorian
rejoinders of the tradespeople render
a Chinese shopping quarter, when the
public is abroad, a veritably pande
monium. Tho amounts in dispute aro seldom
more than a half-penny or so, but the
parties scream and gesticulate as if
their entire fortunes were at stake
the din appearing to lie much louder
than it really is, owing to the narrow
ness of this streets, which are .seldom
more than a few feet across.
Shops which decline all abatement
have it sign hoard inscribed, "Fixed
Business iu China being' condueled
on principals mostly unknown to the
outer world, it is not strange-to litul
that shops and warehouses are never
known by the family name of the pro
prietor. They are distinguished by
some sign, generally the invention of
the owner, who will hold a long and
anxious consultation with Ids family
and friends in order to obtain a. "hao"
which shall embody some felicitous
AVhen a new shop is opened or a
new-comer comes into possession the
iniblic aro made aware uf what lias
taken place by long crimson streamers
hanging from the ign boards. Tho
friendliness which exists between the
shopkeeping class and their patrons
results iu developments of which we
know nuthinc in this country. We
should smile ul the tradesman who af
fixed a- notice In his window saying
that "his wife was nut very well that
.day" or that "his father was dead."
Iu China, in addition to such written
announcements, increased publicity iu
afforded by white or ash-colored
streamers being suspended from tile
The signboards arc also used to rec
ord the death of an emperor. This Is
done by putting the board, with Its
letters in gaudy red and guld. Into
ifjournlng. Tho paper with which the
Sides of the board are covered is not
black, as it would be with us, but
green, and in order that business shall
not be interfered with the green paper
Is dotted all over with tho house's
' niiiiii'. Hut the luviiltv und uriiu" of
the shopkeeper an; testlfli-d to by two
streamers on which Is Inscribed "Tho
un the u'MUslon of a in u ruler tho
mourning streamers arc changed for
led uiics tt color in China symboliz
ing Joy. Tile display of bunting out
side Chliii"!1 shops always strikes tin
European as strange, but it serves Its
"Wo shall haw our work cut out
when tlu tliuu comes to destroy the
popubiritv of the cjudlu 111 China. This
Is how tho en udlu dealers, a mighty
imaginative body it would seem, invest
their dips with poetry. After detail
ing the varieties thv deal iu, tliu all
ncuiH'onicnt proceeds: "At eventide
the mandate came fnnn n urts of lluti.
On hcariii'.r that mighty naiuu the
h'-holni's huriled to the tower and
studied there by candlelight."
Dyias iu China may lie exporl, bill
they aro pot niudcst. "Wo deal hi
UinglltJlii'i and dark bltii-s. alto double
blacks. AVu rival iu our workmanship
cvle.sl hi manufacturers."
Another dyer, after declaring that
the public s-hould deal only at tlio right
sign, allows them to Infer that ho Is
alluding to his own by stating that
his is tho "double-headed phoenix."
Although there aru over l.ooo.OOu shops
in China, It is safo to say no two signs
As tho Chinese aro a slraiise mix
ture of ro.'hI sense and superstition,
f'trange scenes are to bo witnessed in
thu shops. Tlio materials of which a
prescription is composed having been
made u.se of. tho refuse Is carefully
deposited in the middle of the street
by tlio shonl.'ecper, and his customer
has tile bullet' tll.lt if the mess Is
sniffed iu by the Imrso up which the
si'lrlt of the "T'h'ii-I-Mar" rides the
lesult will be certain to bo favurablu
to th'. patient. Tho "T'len-I-star" or
"ii'lostial cure" is invariably li.lleved
to ni'iiwl the 'tlrei'ts nightly, In or
der to watch uver thos? who have been
ailing ami sick.
THE COFFIN WOULDN'T SINK.
Fighting Bob Evans Uncanny Ex
perience With a Dead Sailor.
"While cruishiR on the Powhutun In
the "West Indies rturlnu the Civil War.
Itear Admiral llobley I). Kvans, then u
mld.shlpiuuii, hud an uncanny experi
ence. Dim of tlie sailors was killed by
I a fall to the deck. The ship was ill
China and Japan Hattlngs
all this week.
I YCRUn THEATRE
" JtElS & ntinall.NDEn, Lcssccf.
A. J. liUlTi', Manager.
OXI1 MUHT ONLY.
Wednesday, Hay i.
Mr. Thomas Jefferson
In a Suiiett) Production ot
Rip Van Winkle
Supported ly a Splendid Cast.
ntl(''i:s 2.V., C0e., I.V. and IjJ.OO.
Sc.ili on sale Monday, ii'ital hour.
ONT, NIGHT 0.VI.Y.
Friday, May 3.
I'UAN'K M'Ktll Presents
Mr. Peter F. Dailey
In a New Ilig Mu.-iial Comedy, Entitled
Hodgepodge & Co
Original New Yoik Production.
PIUCES 23c, &0e Joe., $1.00 and $1.."A
Seats on sale Wednesday at II a. m.
ACADEHY OF flUSIC,
REIS & BUKdUNDER IIAKRV A. BROV.
Managers and Lessees. Local Manager.
One Week Cuiiniicncliis Monday, Apiil 2V.
Clias. K. Champlin
and liU own excellent company will present .1
lepenoire of tlandard plaj.
Jlondav i:eniriR 'the C'liife of Prid-.
Tuesday Matinee In Old Vlremi.i
Tuesday Culling Only a I'riiHlf
Matinee Prices 10 and 20 cents.
VJvr niiig Prices 10, 20 and tin conK
ALP. G. IIEHRI.NGTON, Manager.
Tlucc Tlajs ("online ueing Tlun.sday, May 2
quarantine at Cape llaytleu, and tins
body could not be buried on shore:
neither could they buy screws for tbo
coffin, when Jt was found that thcro
were none on board. Admiral Uvans,
continues the narrative in "A Sailor'.s
I'Og-," published by D. Appleton &
Company, as follows:
"The coinn had to be nailed up,
which i.ts anything: hat a. pleasant
performance, ah tbo carpenter, a llttld
nervous, 1 hiippose, hit' the coffin lid
much oftuner than he did the hendu
of tlie nails. I never understood why
the captain insisted on burying thu
body in a. coffin, but he probably hail
n. reason of his own which hu did noS
conlido lo us.
"Just before sundown two boats wero
called away and dropped to the gang
wayone for tho body and the other
to tow it out to sea, where il was to h?
buried. All hands were called to bury
the dead, and I was ordered to take
charge of the boats when evcrythliiK
was ready. The coffin was placed on
the quarter-dock, the officers and mci'
paraded, and the captain had pro
nounced a few words of the burial ser
vice, when a loud, urolonged nqcak
was heard, and the lid of the coffin
slowly raised several inches. It was
tho moat tcrrifyiiiB sound I ever hearu
In my life, and Iho effect was start -IIiiet;
most of the men bolted forward,
and the officers were very pale. 1 was
standhm- near the head of the coffin,
and my lefts were only prevented froir
carrying me away by Iho fact thai
my hands were llrmly Gripping th'i
spokes of tho wheel. The trouble was
i.oon manifest: the gases formed in
the hotly hud caused it lo swell ano
lift thu lid of tho coffin, and tlio null
iu drawing- out had mado tho nwftii
noisn that had-so startled over threi,
"There was home delay In ccltiiu'
thinVs ready again, and when I ilnalb
left the ship with a. crew of potty ofli
very, towiui? the boat with tho body li
lt, the moon had risen. Out over tliu
bar v.c went, pitching into a ratln-t
rough sea until I thought we had reach,
ed tho right spot, when the boat was
hauled up along&ldo and tho body con
nlKiicd to tlie deep. Then we start'-1
back for the ship. AVu had gone onlv
a few hundred yards when tlio uieii ft? I
into a perfect panic; some of them ever
dropped their oara overboard', and al
hands stopped pulling, their faccbwhlt"
and terror-stricken. The stroke oar, -i
splendid specimen of manhood, fairlv
bhook as liu said to me; 'He's coming,
sir!' I turned, and looking out to sea
was not hiirprisjd ut the condition ol
I tho men, top I was horrified myself nt
what I saw. The coffin was standing
upright Ju tho water, and as It ros
on the seas it teenied, in the moon
' light, to lio milking great Jumps afb i
us. It certainly was a most nerve
shattering sight, especially after lu
unpleasant scene on board ship, There
was only one thing lo do, and aft i
j ipiito a struggle with the men we pull
ed back, knocked tlio head of the collli
in and allowed It to sink, It was the
most uncanny Job I ever did in my lll'i
1 think, ami I war. glad whpr
I we got hack on board and tlif
boats hoisted up. No n-al dan
ger could nave irigiueiicn any
one of thu ciew; they weie a splendid
manly lot, and showed great splrl
when in action; but Just a touch of tli
biipernutural, the least bit, and they
wero ready to hide their heads in the
bottom of the boat."
Washington, Apitl '."J. Petition liau t'frn
laautcd a toll" we.: Win. fiuwr, W'llkes-Uam
tr; r 'lanMin l. Miour, Lehuun. Liuvrne. ioii.i
ty, $l; Tlionus Pattui, Ol.tpluut, LaiKawaim,