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THE SCRANTON Tmi3Uili-TUESDAY, .TANUARV 21, 1902,
- ' . v-j MfSkIMff,
WV iilr tidiTliia f lil.-t popular nml ttilMmt pl"
tinn ill lli.' following loihucd pilcri iltlilinr thli
Srcal pl(lnti tlnulnc Mlol
7,V. rr.; now (i(V, fi .!, now l.5.
V.ill I'.ipor, Paint, Hh.ulcs, I'lctme.', l'l'diiics.
Jacobs & Fasold,
209 Washington Ave.
Al.ti HII.I.S PASSIW. The Joint mulllhii? cone
mlttoo of rountlla nicl hut iilirlil ami pained nil
nllN presented for Us conildciallon.
TC. Y. (i. SOCIAL. The uictnhers of tlio K. V.
(I. Siel.il chili will coi.tlucc their nevt il.inco
at tlio fc'iraiiton Hlcyele dull liouu mi J.ui. 2.1.
IMKKIItKSSIVi: l'.t'Clllir.-St. l'clcr's hiauili,
'n. Cl!, lidlos' Catholic II"neolent nwoolatloii,
iv II I ('iimturt :i progicsslie endue pally at St.
John's liall, Ciipothe n venue, Thursday ctculng,
.lummy 2.'!. Playing will licshi nt S.M.
W. ('. T. t .Mi:HTI.N(l. The r'cnlral Women's
Chl'NIi.m Temperance union will meet this af
ternoon at .'I n'dotl; I" Itiienwy liall. The suh
jeet will ho "Kehoes from the Nation il Conven
tion." Mrs. Whltnioic will lead the inci'ttni;.
rofllTlI ASXtTAf. It.M.t. The fourth an
iu.ll lull of the South Side Uaehelor.-,' dull will
ie I'omluctcil loinniruw nlclit at the Kei.niton
llleyelu dull. The cotuinittee in cli.iiK'e eon
ists of .lames lloh.in, W. .1. Il.nnrs. M. .1. Ilunu
nml John Itanniek.
Sl'lICIAf. MAT1NIX. llow.iul (louhl in the
New Yotk Kmpire the.iter fruce?, "Ilrother Of
lleers," will Iks seen at the I.yeeuni theater to
mirrow. A i-prcul matinee lias lieen air.innel
nml will lie k1cii at 2.15 nt price 2"i and ."nl
icnUj children to any pari of the home, 13
cent.". Seats are now on 'sale.
Till: LAST DAY. Today is the ln-,1 day lor
filinjr certilicales of nomination from cities.
January 2S is the lat day (or llllii? nomination
papers from ciliej. The la.,1 dar for illjn!;
, erljltcates from liorouahs and townships U Janu
ary 31. The last day lor fllinic nomination papcra
from liorouchs and town-hips Is l'ebruary 3.
A ItOI.I) ASSAl'I.T.-While Mr. and Mis. Will
lam Holt ham eie walking alonjr l)iekeon ae
uue ton aril their home on Saturday liistht, Jack
To in suddenly eamc upon the two ami tried to
iir.ih Mrs. Ilollliam. Her luihand stiuck Tolan
in the fate Knocking him down and then went
for a police nllleer. Tolm was anciled anil was
coiumltteil to the county jail in default of a
fine of k".
ASPHYXIATED BY GAS.
Goorgo Alheit's Fatal Sleep on a
Bundle of Papers.
3y Exclusive Wire from 'lhe Associated l're.
Baltimore, Jan. '-'0. OcorRe Alhelt, 30
ears old, went to sleep on a bundle ot
inpers in the cigar store at 7."9 Colum
ila avenue, last night, and was found
lead from asphyxiation by gas tills
nornlng. Twelve persons, who lived in
:he rooms above the store, were also
iffeoted by the fumes, but all will prob
Alheit was lying close to a gas stove,
and it is thought that he turned the
cock which supplies it by moving his
foot during his slumbers.
LTJTZ AWAITING FATE CALMLY.
About 200 Will Witness the Exe
lly i:.clu-ivc Wile fiom 'lhe Associated Pre.-s.
"WIIkes-Burre, Jan. 20. John 1-utz,
.Alio is to bo executed at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning, in awaiting his fate
calmly and is expected to go bravely to
the scaffold, although it has been feared
he would break down. He ate heartily
today and smoked continuously the
good cigars which are given him.
About two hundred will see tho exe
cution, although Sheriff Jacobs has
been asked for several thousand passes.
Chestnut, Stove and Kgg coal deliv
ered In forty hundred lots to all parts
of Scranton at $3.10 per ton: Dunmore,
$3,00. Address orders to the Alowry
"Wilson Coal Co., liox m, Dunmore,
fiend Us Your Clothing for Renovation
Our steam cleaning Is sure death for
the genus of smallpox,
Davis' Steam Dye Works,
Sid IVnu Avenue.
Murdered at Pekin.
Ily i;cln-ive Wire from 'ihc Ansodated 'io.-.
I'ekln, Jan. 20.-A I'mich puest named Julifn
did two Ihinesu i-nmviti have lee:i murdered at
a village In lhe north of Jiwans SI pruvlnie.
t liliiesi! official.-, newit Hie iminlers weiu iom
lulitcd by inblicri and wii". nut a le.valt of an
League Player Signed.
Ily KmIusIib Wre from The Associated I'rca.1.
riilladelplda, Jan. 20,-The Plill.iilelphl.i Xa.
tlonal League dub lodiv sknid 'lliliii ltj-.cm.iii
ViirUuI), of the Woieealer La.iein leaguo team.
He will play Ihlit! lu.e and Hilly Hullmaii, who
Ins been playing thlid hiw, will lu placd on
Luzerne Co, Pays for G, A, R, Hall,
lly Inclusive Who from Tim AhuiIjUiI I'imi.
Wllkelane, Jau, 20. Judgo lljcy today ill.
leeteil the county l.i pay the 8.1S,(i( debt on
Jlemorlal hall, this illy, on Ihu gioiiml tlut it Ii
u tobliers" inonmnenl, It tl Ilia Imine ol the
Oiaml Auny of the llepublle of tliU euy,
Burglars Secure Bonds,
Ily Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated I'imi.
Coliuibu, O., Jan. 20. HuiBlars enleii'd Ilia
resiiUme of Jonas MiCuiw i,t night itxl io'jIi d
wfo ol 18,0U) woilli ot resMcrcd lulled
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By i'xclutho Wire fiom The Associated Press.
1 riill-idelnhla. Jan. 50. - Ki.Um. n,i..i,u m,i,i,
one cf the luct-t widely kii.iwn rallioid cuntrae!
i lorn in Ilie i-Qiiutti', M dead at liU homo lieie,
j,hk tuciHiiiiu'ii in neai i iiisease, He was r)
oig, r r-miiii was kiin m ti,S t.(. 0
in mo wtiii io .iicieMou, l'.i,, where he
wH'-n in miiiiies-s until the ( v,4t
I. Ilo tnilHwl in the J'ortyiilntli i'cnu.
kolutilc-rs and berei Willi lhe army of
' uicr llio war, he cultrnl Intu
f City Notes. J
T. 1). VAN OSTEN MARRIED.
Weil-Known Theatrical Man First
Divorced from Inez McCusker.
rfumiiiy'H Now York TelpRiiUili an
nounced (hill TIioiiiiih D, Van Osten,
wlio nt otio tlmn ntniwittril the Still' tlio-iiti-i'
In tills city, luul been itmnicit to
Miss lillllun Culvert, ii burlomtuo net
ri'Bfl n tut n nieinbor of tlio "Dovlt'n
DatiKlitcr" compiiny, of which Mr. Vnn
Osten Is (ho uiuiiukci'.
Mr, Vnn Ostoli h.'iB JiiKt hecn divorced
from lima McCiiMker. the alntrrr, and by
tlio IcniiH of tho decree nnist nay Iter
$10 it week itllnuiiiy. IIIh new wife has
also boon recently divorced from a
OFFICERS WERE ELECTED.
Annual Meeting of royntellc Ico
At tho annual meeting of the slock
holders of tho J'oynlello Ice coinpiitiy,
held yesterday afternoon, the following
directors were elected: ('. JI. Von
tftoivh, I.otilK UesHiii', T, r. Von Storeli,
lleorge A. Clearwater. II. W. Taylor, 13.
A. Clark ami J. Jl. Athorton.
Tho dlreeloi-s mot afterwards and
elected tho following olllcers; President,
K. A. Clark; secretary and treusurcr,
T. U. Von Storoli.
Tho D., L. & W. Board as Arranged
for Today New Rules in Ef
fect January 26.
Following is the makc-un of tho
Delaware, Lackawanna and 'Western
board for today:
MONDAY. JANUAHY II).
Wild Cuts Uast a p. in., William Klihy, II,
l.'oherly'a crew; 10 p. in., y. l'ibpatilck; II p.
in., A. II. Howe.
TIXSDAY. JAXLAia 21.
Wild CUts l.'a-t. l..?o a. in., 1". V. Steven; 4
a. in., 0. Thomas; S a. in., A. (!. llauunilt; IS
a. in., Ilohol.en, J. fierrlly; 8 a. m., Ilohokvn,
.1. W. Peviuo; 10 a. in,. Ci. W. Hurt; 11 u. in.,
J. 1". Ilurkliait; 1 p. in., M. J. llcnnojran: 2 p.
in., Ilohoken, Ituegg; 3 p. in., '. I.. Itogeis; (i
p. in.. Ilolioken, J. A. Hush.
Siiiumity. i:te. a. in., J, llonnlsran; S a, in.,
(!. I'rounfelker; !l a. in.. Nichols; tl a. in., Mc
Allister; 2 p. in.. Thompson; II p. in., J. l':iiirg;
S p. m.. il. (,'oldep.
ru.-hers. (1 a. m., Widnui ; V a. in., l'incily;
S a. in., llouscr; 11. .5 a. in., Mni.ui; .', p. in.,
Latlimer; U p. in., C. Ilartholotuew; 7.110 p. in.,
Mmplij; u p. in., W. II. ll.ii tholoniew; 10 p. m.,
Wild Cats IJast. S a. in., C. Kingley; S a. in.,
T. Doiidican; 11 a. in.. II. fWncr; 2 ji. in.. M.
C'arniody; 1 p. m., '. V.i; (j p. in., .1. J.
O'llaia; 11 n. in., (). liandolph.
t'.H-enger Kngiues. 7 a. in., fiaffney; 7 a. in.,
Siintcr; 10 a. in., N.uininn; 10 a. m., .1. J. Mm
ray; a IS p. in., Slantun; S.:;u p. in., MiCovern.
1'. McDonnell will niu I', fiillinan's cicw, 0 a.
m. Jan. 21, and until further notice.
John llaxtcr and crew will go to Ilohoken on
Xo. 211, Jan. 21, lo Irani M. and K.
II. L'uslnr will inn NUliolson, coininencliig 5.S0
p. in. Jan. 21.
Joseph O'lltien rcioiN for Fitzgeiald.
Ceorge Cotruian leports foi' A. tt. Hiininitt.
This and That.
A long-distance telephone station was
installed In the Delaware and Hudson
passenger station yesterday.
The new train rules of the Lackawan
na railroad transportation department
will go into effect on -Sunday, January
Arthur Scranton, brother of President
"Walter Scranton, ot tho Lackawanna
Iron anil Steel company, has been ap
pointed general superintendent of the
company's new mills at Bulfalo. This
is an entirely new position and which
does not conflict with that of Henry
AVelirtmi, the general manager.
STATUE FOR MR. HANNA.
The Senator's Friends Present Him
with "Peace" in Marble.
By Exclusive Wiie from 'lhe Associated l'rea.
Cleveland, O,, Jan. 20. Senator Jr. A.
Hanna was today presented witli a
magnificent full size marble statue of
"Peace" by a number of his friends in
The movement to present .Mr. Hanna
with the statue was inaugurated
shortly after the conference last year
between representatives of capital and
labor la New York, In which Senator
Hanna took si prominent part In the
interest ot peace.
IN SCHLEY CASE.
Ily i:.ehnivc Wiie from The Awm lated 1'rcsi.
llallimore, Jan. 20, l-ador It.i.inur, eoun.-i'l ir
Hear Ailnihul Schli.y. has liuislied the di.iri of
the appeal fiom the iindlng-. of ilie inuit of In
quiry and will gn to Vahin:;lon lomoriow for
a coiifeienee will: the .iilmli.il, II 1-, eiieiled
lhe adiuiial will he icady to hand the appeal lo
I'li'kiilenl ltooeelt Ml Weilnesdav. The iluiu
lueut lOiilaius oiev 1(KI Ijpewiltteii pajjes.
Conviction of Young Affirmed.
Hy Ldiiiiie Wiie tioni The Associated l'res.
Tunton, X. J., Jan. 2ii. Tlio inuit of mori
and appeal loday alllimel lhe condition of John
Ynimif, who wai found guilty of murder in tlio
llirt ilegree for the killing of Wa.lilii-iiui Hunter,
of llurliugtoii louuty.
Governor Tnft at Golden Gate,
lly Hxdinhc Wire from The Aasoclatfd 1'ieti.
San l'i.incl-eo, Jan. 20. -"lhe transmit (irant
Willi OoviirorTafl. of the l'hlllppln.' Wand, on
board, ha., burn lglili'il oil' the (inldcii (iate.
CARNIVAL NIGHT OF THE
The Lledcrkriinz society held Its an-
nutil "Fool's Carnival" at Muslo hall
last night. It was one of tho most
largely attended and successful of
theso always successful affairs.
The members of tho society, their la
dles, and guests sat at long tables on
tho lloor of the hall, each wearing a
gaily-colored fool's cap with bells,
whllo on tho platform behind a long
table, In appropriate costume nut tho
members of tho "Klein Hath."
Tho, evening was opened with a bur
lesqun on tho settlement of tho Chinese
war, arranged by Arthur .Schmidt, Tho
"Klein Rath," which presented the
burlesque, was composed an followw,
l.i lliine Chang ....
Chlnetn Empt'iur ,,
(jiimaii ..,., ,
Aualrlan ,,,, ,
W, l. Hughes
,.,, Joseph Albreeht
....,, ..Mgfricd .yd
...... Eilmimd Par))
, Will Kmrleli
.Aider k Wrnel
Hy playing on the demands made by
each of the great powers, the protests
of tho uiiipi'CKn. and assurance of 1,1
Itutig Chung, thu author succeeded In
SUBJECT OF MUNICIPAL OWN
Regular Meeting' of the Economic
League Denis with n Question Es
pecially Interesting to Scranton
lans nt This Time Attorneys S.
B. Prico and Wnlter Llddclt Hill
Load Discussion Bishop Hoban,
Rev. Dr. Israel, Prof. Joslln and
Chnlrinnu Dhnmick Participate.
".Municipal Ownorsllp ot Public IHll
UIch" was discussed last night at tho
ivgtilar meeting of tho Kconomlc
league, held In tho board of trade
rooms. Attorneys S. . Price and
Walter Llddcll Hill who had been se
lected to lead In tho discussion, made
extended addresses. Bishop JI. J. JIo
btiii, I lev. Rogers Israel, D. D., and
Principal Joslln, ot tho high school,
also participated at the invitation of
tho chairman, J. Benj. Dlmmlck. There
was a very representative gathering of
.Scranton's citizens comprising tho au
ditors. Mr. Price discussed the subject from
both sides ns a student rather than a
debater. Ho, however, Indicated that
lie was not an unqualified believer in
the eflleney of municipal ownership.
Every power delegated to a govern
ment by a people, bo that government
national, state or municipal, Mr. Prico
went on to say, Is tlio deprivation of
that people of just that much of its
private rights. He advised extreme
caution in delegating people's rights to
governmental control. Only necessity
should prompt such delegation and
when any man urges it, ho should bo
reminded that upon him Is the burden
lo prove the necessity. The field of In
dividual effort should not bo con
tracted. It should be left as broad as
possible. Only when necessity de
mands It, should there be a contrac
tion. N'KCKSSITY AP.ISES.
Xeeosslt;' sometimes does demand,
Mr. Prico ndmlttpd, that the control of
public utilities should bo taken from
private parlies, as for instance when a
monopoly attempts to grow tyrannical.
Three methods of accomplishing this
were suggested: Competition, legisla
tive control and municipal ownership.
Competition Is always attended with
the (.lunger of a merger and its con
sequent ills. Legislative control, or
state ownership means the creation of
a new and great power for politicians
which can be put to a wrong use.
Municipal ownership has this same
drawback and the additional one tliat
It is extremely speculative as to wheth
er nn enterprise can be as well man
aged by a municipality us It can be by
a private corporation.
Tho principal cities of the United
States, Mr. Price said, have of late
declared strongly for municipal owner
ship of water plants. Out of the llfty
largest cities, only nine do not own
their own plants. In 1S90, only forty
two und one-halt per cent of these
cities owned their own water plants.
'Municipal ownership of water plants
is therefore us yet In an experimental
stage. Air. Price thought it well for
Scranton lo wait and watch tho experi
ment. Mr. Hill unhesitatingly declared In
favor of municipal ownrshlp. That
municipal ownership would encourage
corruption is not a valid argument
against municipal ownership, he said,
but an argument against men. The
United States postnl service was point
ed out ns an example of how well a
public utility enterprise could be ad
ministered under governmental con
trol. Instead of being a deprivation of
people's rights, municipal ownershli Is
a step forward In the evolution ot
Air. Hill suggested that the evils that
some feared would follow in the wake
of municipal ownership could bo
guarded against by appropriate statu
tory enactments; civil service, per
manent management, publication of
minute statement, and operation of
RKMARKS OF OTHKltS.
The remarks of Bishop Hoban, !P-
Dr. Israel and Prof. Joslln were wry
brief. The lalter two did not essay to
discuss the subject, because of its hav
ing been so complolely covered by the
principal speakers. Bishop Hoban also
declined to enter into a discussion of
the subject on the same necotint. but
by way of a suggestion mentioned the
fact that municipal ownership of a
MiUi-r plant would probably tend to
better sanitary conditions, because it
would likely mean cheaper water and
therefore a freer use of It, and Inspec
tions more frequent and thorough, be
cause of It being probable that a city's
Inspectors would feel less regard for ex
pense than would those employed and
paid by a private parly,
President Dlmmlck also spoke briefly
on the question, giving examples noted
In Franco and Switzerland that dis
couraged In him a leaning toward gov
ernmental control of public utlltles. Ho
believed that maximum olllclency was
niore likely In a private corporation
tlitii n municipality, because, the ludl
vldtuil stockholder Is a more alert par
making a very merry and clever bur-
Following this various members
wero called upon to niiiko humorous
addresses from a fantastic pagoda
built at tho side of tho stage. Among
thoso who were thus called upon wero
Frank Hummler, Theodoro Hoiuberger,
Conrad Wenzol, Conrad Schroedvr,
Louis Conrad, George Wnhl, Joseph
Keller, Charles Ferber. Herman osth
aus and Jacob D, Ferber.
Fred Wclnss and Edward Kiselu act
ed as masters of ceremonies.
Tho remainder of the evening- was
spent In sliiglng by the whole usstmi
lily of local songs written for tho oc
casion by tho versatile Mr. Schmidt,
to tho accompaniment of tho Llcder
krauz orchestra, led by Prof. Ileinbor
ger, A pleasant surprise of tho even
ing was the rendition of a march com
posed for the occasion by Prof. Hoiu
berger and dedicated to tho Lledor
krunz. KefreslunentH woro served
during tho whole evening.
Among tho guests were it number
of tho city's prominent men, and dele
gatloim from Gorman societies In Now
York, Brooklyn, Wllkes.jiuiv, Hones
dale ami thu various suburbs of tho
ty in Interest than tho Individual citi
zen, DEITER FOR DETECTIVE.
Police Sergeant Has Been Offered tho
Sergeant Robert 11. Belter has boon
offered tho iiupolntinoiii ns city dclce
Hvu by (ho administration, and will In
all probability accept It. Ilo him been
a life-long friend of Acting Superin
tendent Day and cull be expected to
work In complete harmony with hint,
Tho olllclal announcement of tho ap
pointment may bo nuulo today, or It
may bo put off until tho end of the
week. It Is umloriilood that with It will
cotno tho ttntionnccmcnt ot tho appoint
ment ot Acting Superintendent Day to
bo permanent superintendent, and an
order removing several of the patrol
men. Just hpw many arc to go has not
been learned, but It Is understood that
thcru.wlll not bo many,
LOCAL CASES ARGUED.
Supoiior Court Hears the Water
Rato nnd ex-Assessor Ncttls
Cases Nearing End of List.
In tho Superior court yesterday, nine
of the remaining twelve cases were
disposed of. Tho remaining three will
likely bo disposed of today, permit
ting the court to adjourn this after
noon. One of tho cases argued was that of
Conrad Schroeder, appellant, against
tho Scranton Gait and Water com
pany, In which Is Involved tho ques
tion of tho right of city councils to
lis water" rates. I. H. Burns argued
for tho appellant. Tho company wai
represented by Congressman M. E.
Ohnstead, of Ilnrrlsburg.
Another local case argued was that
of John A, Neuls, ex-clty assessor,
against tho city of Scranton, In which
he npcals from tho decision of tho
lower court refusing him judgment for
his salary for the portion of his elec
tive term remaining nfter he had been
dismissed under the provisions of the
now second class city charter. C. W.
Dawson is attorney for Mr. Neuls. City
Solicitor George II. AVatson represents
Tho case of l.eonore B. Grosvonor
against Stephen J. Cook, et nl., appel
lants, is to be submitted without ar
guments. Tho throe cases remaining to be ar
gued are Mary V. Duffy against Mnry
Duffy, appellant; Carter,' et al., against
the Turnpike company, appellants,
and tlio appeal of Silas Hartley In the
matter of the estate of Ezeklel '.-u-maer,
The regular list for this week con
tained six cases, five from Bradford
county and one from Pike. Arguments
were heard In two of the Bradford
county cases: Joseph Swain against
Peter Brady, and the Athens Car and
Coach company against Elshree. In
ilie former case, I. MePherson and
Colonel Edward Overton, of Towanda,
were the opposing attorneys. In the
latter case, the arguments wecro made
by Rodney A. Morcur and William
Maxwell, also of Towanda.
The Bradford county case of Alex
ander Reed against "William B. Wil
son, et al appellants, was non prossed.
Tho other two Bradford cases, Mit
chell against Spaulding, and Spaulding
igainst Bullock, wore continued to tho
Two hours and forty minutes were
consumed in the argument of the Pike
county case of tho commonwealth, ap
pellant, against Charles Hn'.en. W. S.
Klrkpatrick, of Honesdalo, appeared
for tho appellee and ex-Judge E. N.
Willard for the appellant.
Ilnzen shot a deer on tho Blooming
Grove Park association tract and was
lined $,"0 and costs by a justice of the
peace. Ho appealed and Judge Purely
quashed tho proceeding.? against Jilm,
on the ground that the act incorpor
ating the park association, under
which act the prosecution was brought,
was defective because Its title did not
give notice of its contents.
The appeal Is for tho purpose of pre
serving to the association the privil
eges granted it in the special act under
which it was incorporated.
OUR INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES.
A German Newspaper Says America
Grows in Power.
I'liim the Xeues Wiuicr Tasblatt.
The United States Is more powerful
today than It ever was. Tts industrial
resources haw taken a fabulous ex-
1 tension. Notwithstanding the cost of
three wars, the funds in its treasury
have increased in proportions which a
European finance minister can scarce
ly ever have dreamed of. Today the
republic and what other slain would
say the same? Is economically almost
Independent of the rest of the world,
as It has for some years past repeat
edly proved, It Is practically on" the
way to become the banker of the world,
and It has lo thu snnie extent Increased
its political Importance, so that its
voice can scarcely be excluded from in
ternational questions wherever they
may arise. Whereas speeches from tho
throne elsewhere are but too often
obliged to take refuse 111 lhe mislead
ing phrase that tho country, thanks to
its natural resources, will succeed iu
overcoming tho bitter distress of tho
moment, the president of tho United
States In his llrst message Is In a posi
tion to niako statements that would
sound strange In Europe. Everywhere
else there. Is tho economic struggle, tho
deep concern for trade, and almost
every state finds Itself In presence of
tho question as to what pressure can
still bo resorted to for tho purpose oC
placing tho revenue on a lovol with
stato requirements. But In North
America tho president begins by an
nouncing that tho condition of tlo
country Is everywhere prosperous, amid
the cheers of his hearers, whoso ap
plause Is certainly not prompted by
any cringing motives. He, too, speaks
of tho natural rcaources of tho coun
try, bill what ho refers o aro tho best
and living resources namely, tho citi
zens and merchants who have created
An Eyo Witness.
A yuimg lawyer whoo recently aninlied thing?,
liana; hi (I iUvct went down into Vliglnl.i within
lhe nioiiih lo attend a trial in Ids native county.
It was ciMiitlal lo prtJo that lillter enmity, had
fiUtcil between Ihn defendant uitij pl.ilutllf If
plaintiff l the proper tenu to apply In the gen
tleman who bad a generous handful of hlnl thot
dUtribiited iutu Ids person. A witness, who was
quite blind, IcMllU'd in detail n to a quarrct be
tween Hie iwo.
"Then Lew slabbed tip a ilulr aud biqke it
over .lliu's head," ho said.
"How do jou Know that?'1 akei lhe Jawjer
who was (onduetlng tho iriM-evainiiiilinu,
"I was un eye-witness to it," icnuikcil lhe
"An rjc.-wltlie.js!" npeatwl the. lawyer doubt,
"Ye," said (be blind man, "1 wj. A pleia
t-f thu leg bit me In lliu light we. I certainly
j a an I'jo-nlliutah" liwliii$UM Putt.
TWO MINE'WORKERS WERE AR
They Are Membors of Local Union,
No. 107, and, It Is Alleged, Waited
Upon Merchnnts In North Scran
ton nnd Asked Them to Stop Ad
vertising in John U. Hopewell's
Paper, Because Ho Rodo in the
Cars CltizeiiB' Alliance Is Fur
nishing Counsel Hearing Today.
Two members of Local union. No. 151,
United Mine Workers of Amerkl'i, con
nected with tho Von Storch mine and
whoso names are withheld by all pur
tics concerned until today, were arrest
ed yesterday on the charge of entering
Into a conspiracy to boycott J, U, Hope
well, editor nnd proprietor of tho Provi
The warrants for their arrest wero
Issued by Alderman Myron Kasson, the
Informations having been sworn out by
Air. Hopewell himself. Tho Citizens'
alliance, however, Is tho real prosecutor
and will furnish the services ot ex
Judgo II. A. Knapp, Major Everett
Warren nnd Joseph O'Brien as prose
cuting attorneys. A hearing In tho case
will bo conducted this afternoon at 4
o'clock before Alderman Kasson.
Tho men arrested comprised a com
mittee appointed by the local union
and, It Is alllcgcd. waited upon a num
ber of merchnnts In North Scranton
and told them to stop advertising In
Air. Hopewell's paper or they would bo
boycotted. The men, It Is claimed, told
these merchants that Mr. Hopewell had
rode on the street, cars and had been
boycotted for so doing.
These merchants proceeded to with
draw their advertisements from tho
Providence Register, greatly 'injuring
Air. Hopewell's business.
Subpoenas were yesterday served on
a number of them lo appear at tho
hearing this afternoon, when they will
be asked to state Just what the two de
fendants requested them to do.
SEARCH FOR TREASURE.
An Expedition to Cocos Island to
Find Kidd's Gold.
1'iom tho Seattle Daily Times.
Fitting out in the poft of Victoria, B.
C., Is an expedition thousands of tho
like of which have left the Atlantic
ports searching for Kidd's booty. The
destination of this expedition Is Cocos
Island, a little patch of land four miles
square lying out in the broad Puciilc,
2S0 miles north of the equator and
about 3S0 miles westward from Callno,
Peru. On this Island, according to Cap
tain Fred Hackett, who is to command
the expedition, is burled in tho neigh
borhood of $32,000,000. The tales of how
so vast an amount of treasure comes
to be there take one back to the days
of tho struggle of the Spanish South
American dependencies for liberty, re
call the dark deeds of the Spanish Alain
and bring from out of the shadows of
the past crimes unknown to the living
generation. Captain Hackett was on
the sound for two weeks looking for n
suitable vessel for his expedition and
finally heard of the Blakeley. He came
and Inspected her and closed for her
purchase from Captain Woodin, of this
The Blakeley has an Interesting his
tory of her own. She was built on tho
sound thirty-three years ago for tho
Fort Blakeley Mill company, fitted with
machinery and used as a tugboat. Some
years later her owners took the ma
chinery out of her and put her in the
carrying trade to San Francisco. Some
sixteen years ago she was engaged 'in
a filibustering expedition during the
war between Chile and Peru, and there
are those who think she is about to
engage in another of theso enterprises
now instead of searching for stolen
treasure. Two years ago she was pur
chased by Captain AVoodln, of this city,
and sent to Nome with a cargo of lum
ber. Sho went on tho beach there dur
ing a storm, but was saved from de
struction. GOVERNMENT POSITIONS.
A Characteristic Letter from Presi
President Roosevelt lias positive Ideas
upon the proper method of seeking ap
pointments iu the government service.
He believes an applicant for place
should got his local backing before ho
ventures to secure tho aid of higher or
outside influence. Tho president, al
though his own career is a remarkable
example of tlio reverse of his opinion,
believes that tho government service
offers the poorest way In which a
young man can earn a livelihood. Last
spring a rclatlvo of tho then vlco presi
dent, living la Wyoming, sought his
aid in obtaining a government position.
In response to a letter asKlng his help,
Vlco President Uoosovelt sent hhu the
following characteristic letter;
".My Hear l.omiu: Your .letter of the Ulili
iu.-t.mt has i'.iiied mo a good deal of thought.
In the Hi at place. 1 er.v much question the ad-
lsaliillty of your i-ceMng an appointment under
tho government. My c.speiUi.co bis been lh.it
tho goMriiuunt K'lvlco U tho poorest way In
wlddi a young man can cam a liu'llhood. '1 Inn
is no futuru Iu it at all. If ou wl.h to get a
phic, liowcvir, I lull, of course, liy tu h.lp
jou, but iu Mich cae U 1s absolutely iniperallin
that jou .should get Jour local bad.liig llrst. 1
now (pealc Willi entile knowledge, for the men
of my legiment have applied In lue hy the tsoro
for Just Mich portions im you seek, and eieu
whin I was willing or speaking in behalf nl a
man who bad sen id under me I found that it
was a lucre waste of time for me to attempt to
do anything miles lie bad Ids own senators or
repieeiiitatlves behind him. The Wjoiulng sen
ator.s, for instance, would not loleratu aud would
be pelfectly right III rifiislng to tolerate the In
li'ib'I'i'iKC of the vice picddciit In an appoint
ment In their state. As 1 Kry, this 1 have ion ml
nut by adiial o.prrirm-e In scoies of eJo., You
will bun In gel lhe backing ot jour own lo-al
people Hi si, ami then If I can help jou In my
waj I ino-t gladly will,
The Boston Tramp's Lecture,
"I think," alil the kind lady, "that you ul
find woik light Jiouml the (oilier there,"
"Mail.iul," said baiuiteilng itim, "i was born
nnd hied in lloiion. I i.m sony lli.it you u.-cil
IIhim! wouls. ('aidi'Ssi-cai in tin urn of our sa
iled language, is lu me lar mote ilUtieMng
"What ihi JO'-l inejil" she ilcinaniled, with
considerable sphlt, for she bad owe be?u a
tihiHil Ira; her, and pilded beirelt on her I 'Jits
"Hut liltlo woiil 'will,'" be nplied. "Ah,
bow uftui It Is inl-iiiull Iav jou cut h-nid
uf the lady who felt fiom the steamship and
called 'Help!' 'Help!'"
"I don't li-nieinbi-r n," she an..wl-ie.l.
"Well," be went tin, "thU pum woiiuu fell
into the water, liarln? urglci-IH to iufoiiu hrr
suit loiicrrnlng tin' proper low of Hie words 'will'
and 'hall.' It happened that uu huoes weiu on
deck when sli went cvyilioard, theidore her ap
peal for lili mm if made in wlu, 'Help! Help!
Inferior waro with gaudy decorations, at a low price, is not a bar
gain poof goods arc dear at any
half Its real value Is a Great Bargain.
can get many Real Bargains. It lo not often we advertise Bargains, but
when wc do you get them,
ONETHEO. HAVILAND FRENCH CHINA DINNER SETS,
Lafayette Shape, with dainty blue border, entwined with yellow stippled
gold edge and handles, real value .$75.00, Inventory
Price " JpoU.OO
, ClSi: ll.WII.ANI) k CO.'S SHOUT DIN'XCItl ON'M llM'lI'lOli VII'.N.VA flllJCA PINXIilt
WITH which are much In vogue now, (loulli. I M-JT, scattered llower.s and gold Hues) tills
Ifio nhipc. lory rich decorations, iA( Mil I Set has three cups short. Heal R 1 i CI)
Heal Value sjuV.j Imtnlory price. P'UVU Vl,,10 nvM,lory lirc(, P O.OU
These are only a few of Hie good things we have, 01)1) 1'I.ATKS, CIII'H and HAL'CIIIW, etr
Step in nml look tlicnl over wc may have just what jou want nt a price you will nevet
Geo. V. Millar &
Have you in your attic a favorite chair with the upholstering in
bad shape, an aim or a rocker broken, or perhaps having the springs
out of order, waiting an indefinite sometime to be repaired? Let us
mend it, repolish it, put a new cover on it and send it back to you rs
good as new.
S$&itn Bedldfmig &
F. A. KAISER,
Lackawanna and Adams Avenues.
! h & ! ! ! ! $ ! 5' ! ! ! ! i !
Semiannual Reduction Sale I
Entire Winter Stock, Hats, Underwear,
Etc., to be Sold at or Below Cost. Must be
Sold to make room for Immense Spring
Stock now being manufactured and im-
Heavy Ribbed Bal
briggan, fast colors... 48c
Heavy silk or wool
Natural and Fancy
All Wool Ribbed
and Imported Aus
tralian Wool that
were $1.7? and $2,
to be sold at $1.25
Imported Silk and
Wools that were $
and 3.50, at ,..$2.25
Immense lot of
Odds and Ends of
wear, worth $.jo,
$2 and $2oc,to close
out odds at 69c
Union Suits Half Price.
All 25c Hosiery 1 9c
All 50c Hosiery .35c
Ask to See Our Special
,j. ,j. .$. .. .j.
Ladies aud Gentlemen you
are all invited to attend the
great sale which will only
last for ten days. Theeutirc
stock of Unredeemed Pawn
broker's Pledges consisting
of Watches, Diamonds,
Jewely, Silverware, musi
cal Instruments, Fire
arms, Clothing, etc at 50c
on the dollar, at the old re
107 Lackawanna Avenue,
Onpoaito D,, L. & W, Depot.
FRED R. SMITH,
ELECTKIO AND GAS TIXTUKES,
507 Linden Street.
Bonrd of Trade Building.
Help!' lie khontcil, hut )o one went In liir j
kMiince. Jiiil In cli.-p.ilr t-liu ciltJ, 'Nuboil.v dull
help incj 1 will iliownl' What the inejiit ot
collide, w.h, 'Nohoily will help me; I thill
iliiwiil' Yu'l wi wlut a iliircrencq the tun,po.
bitinn of thoM' two mull wnrilii piAc,,"
"lint 1 ilon'l Know whit tlut lus to Oo with
1110," lhe lady whl.
".Mas!" ho ulnio.l Mhhclj "al.i! Mi,v Hill
people Whu Jib nlhciwlec Mill)' Inlcllgdit IiliUl
micIi woeful .i.iiilU upon our hfIocil KnjilUhV
Wi rjhl, 'I think .1011 will (In. I woik uioinul tlio
corner.' Matk llio inUusc ol Ihc wold 'will,' If
jou had Mid, 'I (hlnl; ,Mjii nuy (or lulshl) Hud
wo.ik aiouiid" .
Hut the let hc dot; out J'M thru, and Ihu
lectini! was vB1. Chicago. Ilccuid llciald,
ion! Miss if
price, FRENCH CHINA at most
At this, otir Inventory Sale, you
! J ! ! ! 4 J h ! ! ! ! ! $ ! $$
Your choice of any
of the $3 or $2 Hats
in our windows $1.00
All 5:0c Scarfs 25c
All $1.00 Scarfs 6.9c
All $1.50 Scarfs $1.00
.hi - - .
All 50c Suspenders... 39c
All 25c Suspenders... 19c
$1,00 Fancy Shirts... 75c
jli. jo Wilson Shirts.. $1.00
20 Discount on all
Suit Cases, Robes and
Big Reductions in all
412 Spruce St.
All Linen Collar at 10 Cents
! $ $
ireafest Fur Values
. in. i...
F. L. Crane's
Persian I.tunb Coats, Bnumiu'ten
collar nnd revors, $175; now $150,
Persian Iiamb Coats, Chinchilla
collar and revers, $150; now $120,
Persian Lamb Mink, trimmed,
$150; now $125.
Persian Lamb Black .Lynx,
tiimmed, $100; now $100.
Plain Persian Lamb Jffck'e,ft,"$50
Moire Coats, Astrachan, Chinchilla
trimmed, $100; now R75.
Electric Seal Jackets, from $20 .to
Electiic Seal Jackets, Beaver
trimmed, $30. "-
Plain new Seal Jackets, -from $35
Seal Skin Coats, in stock", from
$150 to $225. .
Seal Skin Coats, mode to order,
from $150 to S300.
All Scarfs and Muffs at reduced
runs' REPAIRED? :
.RAW PURS BOUGHT.