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THE SCBANTON TIUBUNE-l-'lUDAY, lHBUUAHX 7, 1002.
For a few days only, we will
sell the large Three Panel Homc
Pictures, now displayed in our
show window, for $3.s; regular
price is $6.00.
These pictures arc handsomely
framed in Dutch Oak and artistic
ally ornamented with real horse
' shoes, bit and whip.
Jacobs & Fasold,
209 "WASHINGTON AVE.
DAXCn AT Sli:(IEI.S.-TIic Tailor el.ii con
Uucti a dance at SUklTh tonight.
ANNUAL HALL .TI10 slxlli aiiiui.i1 lull of thu
Hebrew Ladles' Aid ujnc'lalloii will be hfld In
Music hall next Wednesday cvriiliitf.
WILL JIIXT AT CHUKOIL Thc'lJdlM "t All
Bonis' i;iiivcisall.t church will meet at tl.a
church with their luiiili tills afternoon.
HOMi: MANAGERS TO MLIX The mniisifri'M
of the Homo for the I'ltcndlcvi will have a leg
ilar meeting thii Morning at n.so in tliu iooiim
cit the Young Women's Cliriiliati asioci.itlon.
HABDI I.1IVV TO 81'UAK. llabbl Levy, of Xow
,Voik city, will speak tonight at ?.)' o'clock
t the Linden Hticcl temple, lie will ali speak,
ut a 6ervice to be conducted toinuitmv morning
st lO.uq o'clock.
1)., I;. k W. PAY DAYS. The employe of all
the collieries down the valley were paid yester
day. The shop employes will be paid today, unci
the Taylor, Keyser Valley and North Seranton col
I'RAlSi: MKETIXfl.-p-Tlic annual pui-r meeting
of the Woman's roreiitu Aliiou.iiy society of
the Flr&fc I'rcsbylcrian tliurrh will be held at the
lionie of Jlrs. Weston, -110 Wyoming nvenue, this
eiternoon at 4 o'clock.
SALU OPi:.S TODAY. The sale of mmIi fnr
the maslie scenic pioductiou of 'Moute 1'iwto"
Willi James O'.Velll in (lie title role, upenn ibis
moiniuir at ! o'clock, .lodging frcin the inter
est awakened in the touring to Sciantou of tbU
iiltraclion a laipe sale this moininjr it predicted,
IXfillAM llllortillT lli:i!i:.-l)i'teclie D.-Unr
arrived in this eitv ljt niyht fioni Itin&h.iuitoii
witli IJlw.ml IiirIuiii. wh. is WMiiteii lieie fur
larceny, he Inn ins: stolen munerotw :uUe',c from
two boaiilinc; homes at which he .t.ieil. Itequi
Mtir.n pipera hyil to be euued befoie h" t-ould
be bintiht here. Iff will b- jriven a healing
this ni'iin;n brf.'iie l.i';i.'-!ia:c li.nve.
MMXTAI. lIV.Wiir.LISlll' MIXTINds.- speri.il
meetings aic in piomoi.s at tin J'eim Ae:uic Itip
tM church. Tin- r.v.ni. ll"V. 1 :. Pierce, is in
i-itaiue of the i.ieetiuas ,'nyl oeal;s ewiy even
ina:. fic.iiuently iisinp: tin crayon illusirjilmis to
ipipus veliKious teubfui;-. ''he iuteiest is deep
toiler at cveiy s-!v!" mil n uiunber luce al
le.nly pmresaod (emersio'i. 'tli" meetings will
be held cveiy cirnintf c vcepi Saluinay.
LIXlOLV Mi:llli:l l. M'.IIVK K.-Tl'e l!ei
'ItmiiMs II. I'.ijii". pa-toe ,.f Ml Mills' I'nivcr-nil.-.!
liiuriii, will m.il." the nmrnlntr seivice at
Ills dun eh, net Sunday, a Mii'-oln menioiial ser
lice, spe.iklm.' on "Mualiani Llnoilii. the Ideal
Aiuritcin flth'en and I'rcicldil." Mr. Paynes
has lonir nude th" life r.f our (liwi in.-.ilyieil pres
ident a pa-sionate .tnil.i. and i.s able In come.
(juence to speak of tic imuinital pio-id'-tir uuilcr
standhiKly .ind appreciatively. The service wilt,
be especially appieci.ited by Ur.uid mi.v men
ami all Sons of Veterans. The cietHiiil public, of
course, will be no less coidiallv welcomcl. The
mu-le will consist of twopaliiotic b.inms, "Amer
ica" and 'ilaltle Ilium of the lfepublii."
THE BOND ORDINANCE.
Items Amounting to $287,000 Have
Been Collected So Ear.
It was stated yesterday that the
items so far collected for insertion In
the bond ordinance amount to $2S7,000.
It Is the Intention of Recorder Con
nell to mnke the issue $300,000 and It is
expected that the other $13,000 will ho
added before next Thursday night lit
time for Introduction In common coun
cil. It has been a dllTlcult task to sort out
the Items which are to be Included in
$50. Yoa Can Gef Parr o? If
Thousands of people know about the ?
44 Snow White Flour" 1
They know it is the Prince of all flour, but we want i
EVERYBODY TO KINOW IT
Wo ask your help in tlm following manner! i
I'cr cither prose or poetry descriptive of, or
Hondeiful lucid making qualities it pu.ily
inilfoimity of (Trade, etc,, etc, etc,
We offer the following prizes;
For the best poetic or
For the second best poetic or
For the third best poetic or
For the fourth best poetic or
For the fifth best poetic or
C- i, :..ti u nAnil ,...
ment 2.00 h
For the 7th, 8th, jrjth, loth, nth, 12th, 13th, " - h
14th, 1 5th, 16th and 17th, each 1 ,00 f.
All advrrllfcments to be and remain with us at our piopcrty. They must roiisUt of not
over one bundled and lllty word a J)i:SS number IS IlinTliill, i
The (oldest will ilcse on Jlaiiit lt, ItWi. ?
Mcie llteraiy llnhm not an desirable us bright Wej.s put in an orilliul way. Jj
Wtlto fleaily on only one iida of the paper, Jlark the copy with a nuiubvr. iJt.e i,u
author's name ami addifas In a mull envBloii' and niaik it with the Mine nunibrr and tend ii
oil In a aiK' envelope to our address 11V MAIL. ?
The Judi,'t' will (bin have no way of knowing the author's name until the choke, is S
'J lie following ijentlcuieii have kindly lonscntcd lo act as .Indites and their d.'ci.lou will
be announced as oon as made in Ihe'ililly Uiers.
HON'. J K HVIIIIKIT. H
Jude.- MVV 'S- '"llAltl), mi
""'K0'' J. ).'. KKIIX. KS(.
1:. j. i.Ysuri', lso.. a
Dickson Mill and Grain Co.
No. 12, Lackawanna Ave, Seranton, Pa.
'the Isauo na nearly every councttmnn
hns some contemplated Improvement lit
hlo ward ,wltlch he thinks should he
provided for. The recorder lias select
ed only those linpioveinents which he
thinks are necessary.
WANT HEOUI.ATIONS MODIFIED.
Scrnnton Ladles Protest Against Pro
cedure at Custom House.
A Iitigo number of the most prom
inent ladles of this city have Joined
with others throughout the country In
petitioning President iloosevctt to
modify the customs rcRUlnttotiM at the
port of Xow York which they allt-Ke
strc now unnecessarily harsh and un
just. Ainonir those who have signed
the petition are Mrs. Alfred Hand, Mrs,
W. V. Seranton, Mrs, K. U. Sturses,
Airs. J. U. nltnmlck, Mrs. Ci. 1). Mur
ray, Mrs. Ii. H. Powell, Mrs. J. A.
Price, Mis. W. G. Parke, Mrs. Frank
K. Piatt, Mrs. M. 13. Jones, Mrs. A. M,
Skinner, Mrs, K. Uussell, Miss Piatt,
Miss Jeanne Dlmmlck, Miss Marjotie
S. Piatt, .Miss Olmstead, Miss Charlotte
C. Hand, Lucy It. Sanderson, Vlmlnln
F. Dlmmlck, Ullza J. Dlmmlck, Maty
T. Kltlrtitre, O race KldraBe, Alice V.
Skinner. M. 11. Skinner. Among other
things the petitioners say;
"Uvury article that hits been de
clared Is subject to examination by an
appraiser who does not accept receipted
bills as proof, but presupposes them to
be fraudulent. Not content with ex
amlalnK articles declared as new, old
ulothliifr Is minutely examined and duty
orten Imposed upon It at the caprice
of the appraiser. The trunks are
emptied on the wharf, Impertinent
questions are asked and remarks made
which are hutnlllatliiK and Intolerable.
"Such proceedings lead to falsehood
In self-defense, and the undersigned
humbly beg that such Wasnies be
taken, In regard to the administration
of the law, as will .cause their return
to their native land to cease to be a
source of dread to truthful, self re
"The law which allows only one hun
dred dollars' worth of new personal
effects to enter free of duty Is unltiue,
of its kind In the world, and Its en
forcement creates great embarrassment
and unnecessary Inconvenience; for
few persons who go to Kurope for a
few months .can return without having
expended more than that sum In ab
solute necessities or wiilch they can
hardly keep an account, and the
searching questions of the otllclals seem
to the traveler an unwarrantable in
terference in her private and personal
"It is it temptation to offer a bribe to
escape what few can help regarding
as persecution and Insult."
HAVE FORMED A CLUB.
Insurgents Have Not Given Up Hope
of Settling Strike.
The following was Issued last night
by the insurgent street car strikers who
have been expelled from the union be
cause of their activity in trying to
settle the strike:
To Whom lttM.iy Concerns
Iteinjf nv.-iie th.it 'hike, nie not condiiehe to
the wi-lnur of our city, and biiu,' about uu im-de-liable
attitude of tit - citi.etis towards our
Tlieiefoie, v.e haw formed n social club an 1
aic at piosent (renins the names of slrikeis who
are ullllui; Id aieept an honorable proposition to
efleet at once a termination of the diileience be
tween our union and the cranto'n Hallway com
pany, kuowlni; that by so dntiis our union will
be held in e.-tecin and th" city will again :i.-nrne
its funnel' activity wliiih will be to the welfare,
oi all concerned,
llv older of the club. A. .1. Pilman, S-wreliry
NORTH MAIN AVENUE PAVE.
It Will Be Kept Clean During the
Director of Public AVorrks Itoche pro
poses to keep the newly laid brick pave
on Providence road and North Main
avenue clean during the comlnj; sum
mer by the use of a one-horse sweeper,
which he will keep continually at work,
preceded by it sprinkling wagon.
This stretch of pave was not ktnt
very clean last summer, because of the
tack of an appropriation, but this year
the director has asked for S.V'O for lite
purchase of a sweeper and sprinkler,
and councils will undoubtedly appro
priate the funds.
Great Sacrifice Sale
of the "Paris" stock of clonks, tailor
made suits, waists, separate skirts and
furs, which we bought at 2." cents on
the dollar: will convert the goods into
cash at once and will sell at almost
your own price. Pale begins this morn
ing. M. D. ltreschel. Furrier,
1-4 Wyoming nvenue,
Opposite fllobe store.
Introduclni? "Snow White" Hour, as to its
Its stienslh lbs whiteness iU nveetn.'ss -Hs
prose advertise- . l
prose advertise- -.
' 10.00 f
prose advertise- i
LIKELY TO GO
TO THE JURY
JUDGE WHEATON WILL DECIDE
Motion Made to Have the Court Give
the Jury Binding: Instructions to
Acquit General Manager Slllhnnn
Is Met with n Declaration from tlio
Judge That to His Mind It Is Not
Based on Good Law Ex-Spectnl
Agent P. W. Gallagher Tells of
It Is very likely that the Sllllnian
bribery case will go to the Jury. The
primary aim of the defense was to have
the court give binding Instructions for
11 verdict of ncoulttul, but when the
testimony of Iho connnonwealth. was
all In, yesterday, and the motion for
binding Instructions presented, Judge
Whenton strongly Intimated that he
would not sustain the motion, He will
decide definitely this morning.
The only testimony tending to show
any guilt on the part of the defendant
Is that given by P. V. Gallagher, ex
spetinl agent of the company. He tes
tified that he distributed JMO among
four or the Old Forge colinclhnen to In
fluence them to vote, for the franchise,
and (hut the money was given to hltn
for this purpose by Mr. Sllllman.
The law In some states. New York
among them. Is that a conviction can
not be had on the uncorroborated testi
mony of an accomplice. In Pennsyl
vania, the law Is not very clearly de
fined. There Is nothing on the statute
books providing that a conviction can
not be had on such testimony, but the
Supreme court has declared, In umiuall
fled terms, that it is the duty of the
court, in such cusps, to caution the
jury lo hesitate lo Had a verdict or
guilty, and should n verdict of guilty
be found, the courts should set It aside,
If lu lis opinion the uncorroborated tes
timony did not warrant the finding.
As viewed by the lawvers, the Su
preme court does not want to make a
hard and fast rule that this testimony
should be completely Ignored, as theie
may come a time. In some particular
case, where It will be expedient to have
such testimony accepted.
lieallnlng that the motion for binding
instructions on this ground would come,
the attorneys for the defense made des
perate efforts all day long to produce
some testimony that would, at least,
sciulnt at a corroboration of Mr. Gal
lagher's testimony, but the offers, one
after another, were ruled out as Incom
petent, because of the inability to con
nect Hie defendant directly or Indirectly
with the transaction.
Finally, the defense rested with only
Mr. Gallagher's evidence to rely upon
for 'u conviction, and the motion for
binding Instructions was made by Mr.
O'Rrlen. lie argued to the court that
(in Hasher was a self-confessed accom
plice and that his testimony was un
corroborated, which being the case
there could be no conviction, as the
Supreme court' practically says that the
Judge must dually refuse to allow u con
viction on such testimony, lie Quoted
from text book writeis who declared
that the court should not submit the
case to the Jury unless satisfied that
there was some corroboration of the
testimony of the accomplice; that "a
verdict of guilty on such testimony
should be set aside by the court," and
that such testimony "will not sustain
a conviction." . '
Mr. Comegys, for the prosecution,
argued that there was no Indexible rule
to prevent a conviction, and that the
case should go to the jury.
WILL T5ULK THIS MOUXlNG.
Judge "U'heaton said he was Inclined
to accept Mr. (Joniegys' contention, but
would not rule definitely on the matter
until the morning. In the meantime he
directed the defense to open Its case,
but when It was seen that the opening
address could not be concluded before
I o'clock, when the adjournment was
to be made, it was decided to let the
opening go over until this morning.
The Jlrst witness called yesterday by
the commonwealth was Rartley Judge,
clerk of the borough council.- He
showed by the minutes that Antonio
Hlancardi, William Munroe, Thomas
Stephens. Patrick Gallagher and
Thomas Kllcoyne, the four couucilmen,
alleged to have been bribed had voted
for the first and second ordinances and
to carry the second ordinance over the
Chief Clerk Landers, of the Seranton
Hallway company, was called next. Ho
had been subpoenaed to appear and
produce certain books and papers of
tin- company with him, Ho came but
he did not bring any books or papers
with him. The counsel for the defense
showed that the custody of these .ar
ticles was not In Mr. Sanders but In
Mr. .Sllllnmn, and the latter could not
be forced to produce them, because no
defendant Is required lo give any evi
dence that would tend to Incriminate
hltn. The desired books and papers
could be secured by summoning the
president of the company, but tho com
monwealth did not see (It to do this,
Mil. GALLAGHER RWOKN.
P. W. Gallagher was then put on
tho stand. Ills testimony was sub
stantially ns given at the equity trial
and outlined In yesterday's Tribune,
Ho told that the ordinance failed to
pass when It llrst came up and he was
commissioned by Mr, Sllllmau to Hud
the trouble and remedy it, Ho drove to
Old Forge and arranged with Stephens
for a , meeting with the counellnion,
Stephens, Munroe and Gallagher eamo
up to Seranton and saw tho witness at
tlttr company's otflees, They negotiated
about the price of their votes and It
was finally agreed that Munroe was to
receive -:;00 and tho others $1"0 apiece,
When the ordinance passed Munroe
got $200 and Gallagher and Stephens
$150, each, or $r,Q0 In nil. Kllcoyne did
not get any money at this time. The
money he Is alleged to have received
was $50 paid to him by the witness for
services performed, some tme before
thu ordinance was Introduced, Mr.
Gallagher admitted that this $50 was
not given to Inltuenco Mr. Klleoyne's
vote but paid to him for actual work
performed. The nature of thu work,
Mr. Gallagher could not recall,
When thu ordinance cnino up again,
after Its defeat, tho witness says )io
told Mr. Sllllman It would be necessary
to use some tnonuy to secure Its pass
age. Mr, Sllllmau, It la alleged, left a
note for the witness, saying: "We wilt
see four centuries pass before wo will
relinquish our efforttt." Thu witness on
next scclugtMr. Silllman asked him If
that meant thai the company would go
so far its. to pay $400 a vote, and Mr,
Silllman mado an alHrmatlvo reply. Mr,
Gallagher told hltn that $o00 would be
stiillulent. He prepared a voucher for
that amount, and Mr. Silllman approved
of It. Mr. Gallagher cashed the Voucher
and distributed It among the throe
NOT GIV13N AS mimics,
The passes distributed among tho
couucilmen were not given as bribes,
-Mr. Gallagher frankly admitted. It was
customary wllh the company to fur
nish free transportation to tho olllclals
of the mtmlclpalllles through which tho
lines, of the company passed. Tho
southern end of the Tusior line pro
jected some little distance Into Old
Forge, and when thin was brought to
the company's attention, It extended to
(he Old Force olllclals the same cour
tesy ns to tho others. It was explicitly
stated to those recclvlnrr the pnsses,
Mr. Gallutjher said, that the passes
were not Inlended In the nature of a
bribe. Two of tho councllmeu who did
not vote for the ordinance had pass
books, Mr. Gnllagher said,
The cross-exnmlnntlon of Mr. Gal
lagher was conducted byi Mr. O'Brien,
He brought out from the witness tho
fact that P, Mulherln was consulted
about the matter of giving the borough
some compensation or bonus for (ho
passage of the ordinance and that Mr,
Mulherln suggested a donation of $.100
to each of llie two largest churches,
Mr. Gallagher carried tho suggestion to
Mr. Silllman, and Mr. Sllllmau endorsed
It. A check for $M0 for (he Kalian
church and sr.00 In cash for Father
Jordan's church were given to Mr. Gal
lagher. Mr. Gallagher asked for cash
for Father Jordan, as Father Jordan
refused to lake a check. The check
and cash, according to Mr. Gallagher,
were delivered In (he two nastors. re
spectively. This closed the common
The check was delivered, the defense
wilt show, If the case goes to the jury,
but It will be proven, It Is claimed,
that Father Jordan did not receive the
money: In fact, that when the matter
was broached to him he became very.
Indignant and not only refused to have
anything to do with the matter, but
said he would use his efforts to prevent
the Italian pastor from accepting It.
Mr. Gallagher admitted, In answer to
Mr. O'Brien's questions, that after he
left the employ of tho company he ap
plied for Mr. Sllllmau's position, and
that he has frequently written articles
for the Sunday papers severely criti
cizing Mr. Silllman.
REQUISITION HAS AREIVED.
Hovenkamp to Be Taken Back to
Requisition papers arrived here yes
terduy for John K. Hovenkamp, who Is
wttntdd In Blnghamton to answer the
.charges of larceny ,?nnd attempting to
kill. An ofllcer is expected to come for
Hovenkamp and a pal named Myers
were caught stealing copper from street
arc lamps. City Detective Stevenson,
In attempting to arrest them, was llred
upon. They got away and all track of
them was lost for several weeks.
January 4. last, a man was killed on
the railroad at Carbondale. Xo one
could identify him. The day following,
a stranger, giving his name as Brown
and his residence as Newark, X. J
went to the morgue and stated that he
recognized the dead man as one John
13. Hovenkamp, of Blnghnmton.
Three days later, Detective Stevenson
was In Seranton, looking around for
the trail of "Brown, of Newark," being
satisfied that "Brown, of Newark," was
none other than- llovenknmp's pal,
Myers, of Blnghamton.
In turning a corner on his way from
the station to city hall, tho detective
Was startled by almost colliding with
Hovenkamp, who, according to the
newspaper reports, had been burled in
Carbondnle the day before.
Hovenkamp was seized and taken to
police headquarters. He admitted that
it was his pal, Myers, who had been
killed, and that he was the "Brown, of
Newark." who had Identified the dead
stranger as himself. It was decided to
Jail him for three months on a charge
of vagrancy, that ho might be held till
a requisition could be secured.
Detective Stevenson was In the city
yesterday, when the requisition papers
arrived, and wanted to take Hoven
kamp back with him. The papers, how
ever, had another ofllcer, Under Sheriff
Worthing, named as the party to whom
he sjiould bo delivered, and on the ad
vice of Judge Edwards, whom Sheriff
Sijhadt consulted, Hovenkamp was kept
to await tho arrival of the olllcer mimed
in the requisition.
GREAT IRRIGATION PROJECT.
Waters of the Gunnison Grand Can
yon to Be Diverted.
During the past season a notable
survey has been carried to completion
in western Colorado by tho United
States geological survey. For a num
ber of years the question of the prac
ticability of diverting water from the
Grand Canyon of the Gunnison river,
for the reclamation of lands in the Un
ciiinpahgro valley, has been parlodl
cally agitated. Previous gagings and
measurements by the geological sur
vey and local engineers had shown that
the waters of the Gunnison wore stifll
clent In quantity, and the bed of tlm
stream high enough In elevation, to
make the plan feasible. This season's
work was devoted to finding the short
est route and the probable cost of con
struction of a diversion canal. Owing
to the fact that the water must bo
taken from an unexplored canyon of
about two thousand feet In depth, and
of unknown danger, the work proved
to be extremely dlillcult, It was, how
ever, successfully accomplished, the
canyon being thoroughly explored and
photographed by A, L, Fellows, whose
work stands as onp of the most during
and dlillcult achievements of the year
In tho annals of the survey,
With one companion, .Mr. Fellows
succeeding Jn traversing xthe canyon,
which experienced explorer's have thus
far failed In doing, by being swept over
tlio falls and rapids, and by climbing
along the precipitous walls, finally
coming out nt the lower end after dny
and nights of hardship. The results of
the survey show that a tunnel about
six mites lu length Is necessary to
bring tho water from tho river to the
arid lands, and that the cost will bo
well within the limits of a reasonable
outlay, Tho state of Colorado is now
expending $23,000 upon tho preliminary
work of construction,
IS ELECTED A TRUSTEE.
Charles P, O'Molley Chosen by the
Elks Lost Night.
At a regular meeting of tho local
lodge of F.Iks held last night, Attorney
Charles P. O'Malley was elected trus
tee. A special meeting will be held next
week for the purpose of electing an es
teemed lecturing knight to succeed Mr.
Thu lodge Is making arrangements
for u street fair and carnlvul to bo
given during thu week of June 21), and
expect to bo able to get Frunk Boa
tock's attractions here ugaltt. The uf
fair will bo tdmllur to the one conducted
two years ago by the lodge.
IMPRISONMENT TOR FOUR AND
A HALF YEARS.
Mnn Who Attempted Criminal As
sault on Two Little Girls Is Shown
Scant Mercy by Judge Edwards.
Jury Acquits Frank Horn of an
Unnatural Crime After Being Out
All Night Jury Could Not Agree
as to When Blackberries Are Ripe.
Age Saved Her.
William Connolly, of Caponso ave
nue, who was found guilty of attempted
criminal assault and assault and bat
tery on Annie Poloskle, aged nine and
Lizzie Burke, aged eleven, was yester
day, .sentenced by Judge Edwards to
four years and six months In the
In the case of Frank Horn, the North
Seranton man, accused of criminally
assaulting his own two little dnughters,
the Jury after being out oil night, came
Into court, yesterday, morning wllh a
verdict of acquittal.
George and Edward Cordner and
John Flanagherty who plerid guilty of
stealing bond wires from tho Seranton
Hallway company's tracks at Simpson
were given their sentences by Judge
Edwards. George Cordner, who did the
actual stealing got a year In the county
jail. The other two who assisted In
the attempt to dispose of It to a
junk dealer at Maylleld, wore given
three months apiece.
COULD NOT AGREE.
The jury in the case of William Gaul,
of Mount Dewey, charged with selling
liquor without a license, could not agree
and were discharged. As explained In
yesterday's Tribune, the case turned
on the question of when black berries
are ripe. The prosecution charged that
Gaul was selling bottle beer In Sep
tember lust. The defense admitted that
there was some bottled beer on his
premises In September but averred that
It was what was left over from a clam
bake held near his homo by some West
Seranton men. One of the latter, Wil
liam James, when called to corroborate
this testimony would not say when the
clam bake was given but believed it was
in September because he remembered
that blackberries were ripe. The
prosecution, in rebuttal, called Attor
ney It. H. Holgate, of La Plume, who
stated positively that blackberries ripen
in July and are all gone by September.
Attorney 11. L. Taylor, counsel for tho
defense, toook the stand and swore
that Mr. Holgate was all wrong In his
testimony. Blackberries, Mr. Taylor
averred, do not ripen until the latter
part of August and are most plentiful
in September. The jury evidently were
also divided in their recollections of
when blackberries are ripe.
The case In which W. F. Smythe, the
directory man, charges libel against
Edgar Wilson, had to be continued on
account of the absence of a leading
witness for the commonwealth. Frank
Haentzeehe. A capias was Issued for
A verdict of not guilty was returned
In the case In which Thomas Scorer,
footman at the Riverside, was charged
with assault and battery on Louis
Boraloth, a miner. The defense was
that Boralath insisted on getting on
the carriage after ten men were aboard,
and had to be forcibly removed. The
jury evidently belleyed this for tho
costs were placed on the prosecutor.
Mrs. Anna Lee, of South Seranton,
aged 82 years, was called before Judge
Edwards to answer a charge of malic
ious mischief preferred by John Troy.
She was accused of having choppsd
down a cherry tree on the prosecutor's'
premises. Judge Edwards was averse
to having the woman tried because of
her extreme age, and with the consent
of the prosecutor a verdict of not guilty
A nol pros was entered In tlio case
in which Justice of tne Peace M, W.
Loftus, of Mooslc, was charged with
maintaining his olllce In a tawru, The
irregularity has been remedied and the
connnonwealth was satisfied to drop the
Stephen Karrell plead guilty to the
charge of stealing $100 from his board
ing boss, Stephen Musslana, of May
lleld. Karrell stepped out one Satur
day night, taking Willi him a bag con
taining $100, which the boarding boss
had placed in a bureau drawer, Ho
was captured In Blnghnmton through
the efforts of Detective IC, ,1, Xeary, of
Carbondnle, and Superintendent of lo
Not guilty, costs divided, was the
verdict In tlio case of Ellen Gmnbetn.
charged by Christian Bloonntl; with as
sault and battery.
M ' A X DP. 13 V KS .'A 1K I .
Patrick McAudrew, of West Seran
ton, escaped prosecution on thu charge
of wife beating by leason of his wife
having died since he was Indicted,
With the consent of thu prosecutor,
Antonl Blaucardl, a verdict of not
guilty was taken In the case In which
Tedeseano Marlluo was charged with
breaking out of the Old Forge Jail. Tho
defendant paid the costs.
Max Herring was found guilty of
stealing $17 from the Coney Island
lunch wagon and sentenced, by Judgu
Edwards to ten days lii the county
jail. He served four mouths while
Alonza Cobb was -found not guilty
of the larceny by halloo of a stove from
Charles Poller, of Raymond court,
The case of Adam Kldlat, of South
Peranum, charged with obstructing a
legal prpcess was on trial before Judge
Xuweomb at adjourning time. Con
stable Joseph Gardner Is the prosecu
tor. The jury was out at adjournl";; time
lu the case of John Kublna. Unrged
with aggravated assault and battery on
his wife, Julia Kublna.
Another jury was out at adjourning
time in tho caso of John Mnllarkey ac
cused of assault and battery on Louis
Because of tho failure of tho prosecu
tors to appear verdicts of ,nnt guilty
were taken In the following cases:
Hony Betty, malicious mischief; Pas
Illo Harlohl, prosecutor.
Charles H. Williams, of Carbondalc,
larceny by bailee and embezzlement;
L, Little, prosecutor.
Andrew Kaminskl. assault and bat
tery; Frank Pawelskl, prosecutor, Jo
pay the costs.
Isaac Seidmau, embezzlement; S.
Cohen, prosecutor, lo pay the costs.
Peter Nullen, aggravated assault and
battery; Joseph Cooper, prosecutor, to
pay the costs,
Capiases were Issued for Annie Da
vis, Michael Shnvick and Harry Ar-
fitc. The recent additions to our largo line make an assortjnont Jj
second to none, and those wishing to marie addition to tliclf table
furnishings will do well to look them over.
It s not necessary to contemplate a purchase before seeing Jg
them, as we take pleasure In exhibiting our stock to all who may 5
simply wish to pay a visit to our store.
Geo. V. Millar &
We Clean and Sterilize Carpets and Rugs
Malting them look fresh and new and destroying all moths.
Carpets scoured without injury to color or texture
Lackawanna and Adams
For Boys or Hen
Gloves and Mittens
Oiled Clothing and Hats
(At Wholesale, Also)
Boys' or Men's
4w Cv (& CX
QP f2& 49 4Sfe
CLOSING OUT SALE
Wonderful Shoe Bargains
' - -YW-
S 5 S& 4B B
noutz, defendants who failed to answer
when their cases were called.
Mother Against Sons.
Judge A, A. Vosburp, in the orphans'
court, yesterday, 'heard evidence In an
Interesting and unusual case.
John T. Wllllonis died in Cnrbondale,
lenvhn? a will lu which he appointed
two of his sons, Thomas and David,
executors. They filed an Inventory of
his personal estate, hut the widow,
Ann Williams, (lied exceptions to It,
claiming that two bank accounts should
be Included anions the assets of the
estate. It appeared, by the evidence
taken, that Mr. Williams had a deposit
In the Miners' and Mechanics' bank, of
:),1!!9.1M, and In the First National
bank, of $7ll.S;t; but It was also shown
that shortly before his death ho dl
lected the otllcjers of the banks to nuiUe
the lamer deposit payable to his sou
Tlionlas j. Williams, and the smaller
one to David Williams, Tho books
were to marked, and were 'delivered by
tho estator to his sons, who now claim
that they are entitled to those deposits.
The widow alleges Unit this money
belongs to the estate, and she offered
evidence to slmw that Hie First Na
tional bank deposit was drawn by the
executors In their representative, cap.
oclt'v. The hearing of evidence was
not completed, but will be resumed on
the lfltli Inst. Attorneys ,T, II. Torrey
and C. A, Hattenhetfr appeared for tho
widow, Judge K- N. WlUurd represent
.i 1'iwininrt .1. Williams, and Attorney
11. I). Carey was counsel for David
COURT HOUSE NEWS NOTES.
!,. Kiowl-, wlio W4 sent to tlif comity JjII
jclcicijy illuming l',v .Udciiiuti IluiUIy in lU-fiult
nt r'M li.ill tu uiwMi'l' fur oUUllilii'C uoocW l,y
fjliS pretemiv, ws rflc.i il jok-iday jfttrinom
l,y .India- Ktlly, on Imliwi coram uomMlni; ni,
lltiiti'il liy Alloincy lt.ilili I.. Levy.
lii uu amicable action litsiluiivU fK'Hljy ly
WllUrd, Vi'iiucn & KiMpi', itli Mjttlu IIiojcI-U-iit
ai pldintilf mid .1. C lliiuiHiciit, adiulnU
tutor nl (lie otutu of Sidney liioiulljcnt, iltvuril,
as lU'liiuhnl, judgment wa emviisl, liy aurce
mint, for'ilie ilumtlft' lu llic win u -3,W'.
Thu will u( Cutlicilnu .lojc, late el Svianloii,
u.ii jjinllicd til iit.ito l.y IU'mWut Kocli and
Idter twiameiitmy vm- mauled to V, W,
StirUeii. U'tti-it UflaiiidiUiy wcie toJulccl tu
lUtld P. Dwili Jiul Mjih-K'I ,li'iil;iii4 iu the I'v
UU' cf Mjitlu JcuUiv., late ul Stiantuii.
THE ANNUAL REPORTS.
Heads of Departments Engaged in
The. several heads of city departments
uve busily engaged In compiling their
There Is an Increasing dein'and lor ScJ
Plntes by the dozen, Separate front tho Jgi
Dlnnnr SpIr. Service Plntcsi. Rrcml r5
Butter Plntes Entree Plntes, Sh
Co., " AjJgiser
Avenues. Both 'Phones
305 Lacka. Avenue
End of the
F. L.. CRANE,
324 Lackawanna Avenue.'
100S rrrslun and Marlon Storm
collar $13.00 now $(!.n)
in,-. l,.,ivf,it nnrl Mmitllniif? Storm
.im now s.im
CO now 15.00
.00 now 20,00
.00 now O.OO
.00 now 4,oii
,00 now 4, no
,S0 now l.oii
,50 now l.Sil
..V) now D.oo
.00 now s.()i
.00 now 4.i)ii
.00 now s.-,,in
,0U now 17.0)
1007 Jllnk Htonu collar ....
'J22I Slink t.'ullJl'Ctte
HOS (iubc Collarette
1036 Iliad; Maitcn Scail
liil lll.K-1; Maitcn Siaif ....
luot IJcdric! Jeal Scarf
1UK r.lcctric Seal Scaif ....
ll.-.S Sable l'ox Scarf ,.,
1150 Sable Kox Sea it
JJ45 Hints Lynx i?cair
itiO Uluc Lynx Scat!
100) ltcd I'cx R'atf
sa Mink Scarf, long tabs.,
.Hill lltib !ii'tt . .'
07:! Cinnamon Hear lloa, :i jew
B27 lllack llrav lloa. ;l jiU Ions. CO,
till lliown Uc.ir lloa', il .id-) Ion;,", 13.
00 now 13.0)
ou now 10.O)
wjo Muiir.it ii))wmiiii noa, a jm
Tcvu-rn-ni Vtw lin.i. :! ,U Imiir.. 10
.flo npw .l.i)
.00 now 7.il
SU.J jlln'c" Ljlix llu.i, .'I yds lung. IS.
,oo now li.K)
Pun lloiiaiml. 1'un Manufactured. Haw 1'urt
HOURllt.. .. .
annual reports for presentation to Ile
corder Connell, In order that the latter
may be guided by them In tho prepar
ation of his annual message ti coun
cils. . . - .
H Is a big undeilaklug to prepare
pomo of these reports, especially that
of thu department of public safety,
which i-ortinrlses rivo of tho busiest
bureaus In clly hull.
Mlw Maine Maligna, of Main fitrc.et,
left vesterdnv for a week's visit' ,w)tli
friends In New York city.
Anthony (iallaaher. of Miner's bill,
Is convalescing al'it r an Illness o.f somu
weeks, .,, .
Wlllllnm Thomas, or Ihc Smith "ill'Si
trict of Lackawanna township, Is mak
ing a strong tight for the olllce ' pf
O. W. (iulUiKher Is a candidate for
township commissioner on tho Uepubll
The funeral of Mrs, Thomas Duffy, tin
aged resident of Miner's hill, who' died
Saturday, thok place yesterduy after;
noon. Interment was made lu Hyde'
The cmnloves of Greenwood collieries
' will be paid Friday.