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THIS SUKAJNTON TRIBUNE-IfiiiD A 1', tfliiJtMUAHl' 21, 1902.
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Twenty years' successful pinc
tlce In this county.
lIO.Mi:-.MAl)i: C XI 'ihcio will lie home
Iiiciili candy for '.lie at Ihe St'toiid 1'ie-b.v uiian
ihutcli Hipper till-. evcnlmr.
lVOTUti:!) I OK 'IIIOMAb 1.1 t'.- Supeiin
(indent o( l'olice J My has leeeiwd .1 let lev dum
Jlis. I,. V. .Slitpaiu, of Lowell. la., imjtiiiiue;
about llioma-, l.iica, fouuoily .1 diy guuiU nui
ili.int of IliU oily, or his licit--. .Mr. I.m.n il deid
but lie li.n :i number of chlldiru llviiu, annus
them lieitij; .Mis! liobeit llcclct ami Mn. I '.til
McKiimc.i, of thh cit).
.V Sl UN-l'ITi Mi'l'j;i. 'Hie mi iiilii 1 4 i.f
the Women's Home unit rnicbau Mi-Monary i-o-ciely
of tin- 1'cim Avenue ll.iptKt chinch, Mined
their uiinuil Hipper l.itt eieniiijj in the b.i-se-niciit
of the I111ii.I1 anil .1 cumfoi tabic sum w.u
li.illzcd for nii---ion.ny well,. The jo.iiilt lclio-t
eonipii.-iug the Willing WoiKclt' lj.mil (omhi'ttd
n candy table, which w.n libcially palrutiieil.
l'i:Ui;H.VllO.V l'Oini!All'. 1'liolosiapber
SchiieMi- yc'lculiy completed the gioup pie
tine of the deles itis to the recent Aineiican red
eintion of Labor convention. 11 U CS feet In
hi and contains 26'1 poiii.iils. Itrpioilm Hoik lfi
IS Inches in sit .110 lo bo nude for iliitiibullou.
'J he oiiginil width tepie-enls an cxpenditmc of
$1.00 is to be pie-enlul io tiie ( entlal f.ibor
MO.NTUI.V 511X1 l.Ci.-'l lie monthly merlins'
ot the Women's lloine Jlivionuy society of tiie
l'1'i.-.t I'le-bjlerian tliun.li will be held this al
leinoon at 1 o'clock at the lcaiilcneo of Mi,,
.lames Aiehbald, on .le.'lciMm atenne. .Mi-,, Jl.ny
Matloon, foimeily of Ashevllh, X. r will make
1111 addle.-. Tiie Meeting will be followed hv a
fecial hour, ai.il all tiie l.nllc, of the elmreli ai.il
their fliends aie cuiUi.tll.i- m.iled lo atlend.
I)., I.. AM) W. I'W VS.-1lie Kini-montli-ly
pjja for the lu.t half of lVbui.ny anions the
Delawaie, LacKawainii and WcMciii compmv'-i
mine employes will be made today and tomoiimv
ai follow,: liiday. l'cb. 21-Diamond mine-,
iidlieiy and w.whciy, jlamiilu ami Mom 'liafl-S-.itiilday,
Tib. Vuhbald, llellcme, )lelline
was'ieiy, lliKbin, Ci.hik.i, fontinental, l).idi,e,
llanipton, li.implon w.iMiei.v. Uolden, ll.uie 1'ari;,
Ofoul, 0ford washeiy, Pine, Sloan aitd Taiioi.
HIS CONDITION IMPROVED.
Physicians Think Magistrate Millar
Magistrate V. H. Millar, wlio 1k,s
been seriously ill for tho na.st three
months, .suffeied 11 serious rolan.se on
Tuesday last, but was lenorteil yes
tenlay to be niuc-li imnioveil. Di c.
II. Flhher, one of the attending' physi
cians, saltl that ihe inagibtrn'to's
chances of recovery 1110 sood,
The nmsistrate contracted, erysipelas
the latter end of November 11'ud luis
been 011 the high load to recovery two
different times. Ills relapse on Tues
day was the second blncu his lllnprs
I City Notes, J
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Dickson Mill and Grain Co.
jiNo. 1-2, Laekawanna Ave, Scranton, Pa.
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FIGHT FOB, CLERKSHIP.
Three Candidates Want to Be Elected
Common Council Clerk.
Thorn' promises to be n lively Unlit
this year ror the clerkship at the com
tnon council. The present clerk, W. A.
Lynett, Democrat, Is undismayed by
the fnct Hint tho nollllciil complexion
of the council bus been charged since
hu was electqd Inst and announced yes
terday to n Tiibune man that he Is
ii. r'liiultthitc for re-election. The coun
cil now stands twenty-one Republicans
to seventeen Democrats, but Lynolt Is
(onlldciil Unit be can mill enough votwt
fiom the olbor Hide.
There are two Republican candidates
In the Held and both have nlread.V bel
Kim an nctlvo canvass. They are Ed
waid It. Conley, of the Eleventh wind,
nnil Harry Ilatton. The fonner Is n
well known young man, who wns ti
u candidate for assessor In his ward
lust Tuesday and who, though defeat
ed, ran sixty votes nhead of the rest
of the ticket. Ilatton was for
mer .Mayor Molr's private secretary and
was rlerk lo the common council him
self some years ago.
An effort will be niado by some of
tho Republican members to have As
sistant City Clerk Evan Morris elected
clerk thus practically dispensing with
A prominent Democrat common
councilman wen yesterday, said that
It was likely that no Democratic eun
(llilate would be put ut) for chairman,
the wny things look now.
NINETY-TWO YEARS OLD.
Mrs. Hannah Hallock, Who Saw
Soldiers Leaving for the War of
1812, Died Wednesday.
Mrs. Hannah IIulloi-lc, who was)
piobably the oldest woman In this clly
at the time of her death, passed away
Wednesday at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Emma Kinb.ick, of rO Ollvu
stieat, aged 92 years and C months.
Mrs. Hallock was born In Strouds
burg In 1SO0 and lived there for over
eighty years, moving to this city some
eight years ago, lo live with her daugh
ter. Stioudsburg, 111 Mrs. Ilnllock's
early days, was but a cleared' spot in
ihe midst of a "forest primeval." 1.
was settled by a band of sturdy Quak
ers, who came from Philadelphia lo
live their simple lives close to nature.
Among the sturdiest and best known
of these was Mrs. Hallock's father-in-law,
who was a Quaker preacher and
who had charge of the little band of
Her husband, Captain "William Hal
lock, was a devout Quaker all his life
and was for years the warden of the
Madison county jail. He died some
twenty yeais ago, at the ago of 7u.
Mis. Hallock, while not a Quaker by
birth, nevertheless imbued .1 sort of
Quaker sentiment from lier long asso
ciation with Captain Hallock and will
be buried today in the quaint and pic
turesque little Quaker burial ground
Up to within six months of her death
she was surprisingly actho for a wo
man of her years, her only really ap
parent physical impairment being a
slight deafness. Her eyesight was ex
cellent and she was able to read and
do tho very finest kind of f.incy ncedle
wmk without glasses. Her memory
was remarkably clear clearer, in fact,
limn the memories of a great petcent-
nge of people half her age. She could
distinctly recall seeing soldiers leave
Stroudsbtirg for the war of 1S12, and
remembered especially that the women
were clustered in the street near her
parents' house, crying blltcily.
Mrs. Hallock wns the mother of
twelve children, only four of whom
survive her. They me as follows:
Sirs. .T. F. Klnbaek. of this clly; Sam
uel D of Pittsburg; Theodore 1., or
.Indianapolis, and James YV., of New
TJ. S. COURT NOTES.
floodlit h 1.. Hull. nil. of Meihoppni, t'-teld.l'
bled .1 Miliuil.iiy petition in lunlnuplcy. His
liabilities aie :-.!,",0S.n ami his aets si,."!.
llauy Schoeiiheiuei. of Sinip-on, has llled a
olunl.liy petition ill binkiuptty. Ills liabilities
amount to something our s,!,0(K) while he hadn't
a Mimic dollar of a--i:l-. 'Ihe ta-e was ic
fened to Ittfeieo in llinl.iuplcy Van Woiiuer.
Dennis Moiliincr Miy, a hotel keeper at lien
no, ycslcidiy filed a nliinlaiy petition in
luiikrupliy showlmt bis liabilities to-be MSOIJ
and liU a-el 1 only MI'Mil.
S. Iloenbluiu & lliothtr, uf l'liil.ulelplda, i.i.d
ceitaiu oilier tieditois of S.unpel Sele, of 1'iee
land, .ie,ieitl.iy lilul a petition j.,ms tint the
latter be tleciaied .1 bankrupt, Tho 1 laims uf the
(ledllois amount tu MiiS.(U.
Can Gel Parf of If
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' YET DEFEATED
STRONG PROBABILITY OF HIS
On tho Stiength of nn Allegation
That Tour Illegal Votes Were
Counted for His Opponent In the
Plist District of tho Eleventh
Ward, Couit Grants an Order Di
recting tho Election Officers to Ap
pear for Examination Contest In
Some few or more persons were congratulating-
themselves and the com
munity yesterday and the day before
that Constable Joseph V. Woolkers of
tho Klovohlh wnrd bad been defeated
for re-election. Their congratulations,
it now appears, were a bit premature.
Unless present calculations me all
askew, "Woelkers Is elected.
In tho First district of the Eleventh
ward according to the admissions of
members- of the election board, four
Illegal ballots wcie counted which con
tained voles for AVoelkers' opponent,
Peter .Marker. This mistake If recti
fied, will give "Woelkots a majority of
three, the vole returned being; Marker,
"!", and AVoelkers, Hiifi,
Attorney C, C. Donovan, represent
In Constable "Woelkeis, went before
court yesterday and secured nn order
directing tho election boaid lo appear
this morning' to bo examined on tho
In the allldavit presented by Woelk
ers In support of the motion for a re
count, It is set forth that on at least
three ballots which the board counted
as being regular a cross appeared In
the ciiclo at the head of tho Republi
can column, and a cross in tho square
following tho name of the Democtatlo
assessor. It was further alleged that
on another ballot which contained a
cross in tho circle at tho head of the
Republican column and a cross in the
square after tho name of the candidate
for constable in tho Democratic! col
umn, the name of "Woelkers wns
scratched out. and that of Marker wrjt
teu immediately underneath.
COUNTED FOR MARKKR.
Tiie board counted nil those four
votes for Marker. Under the decision
of the supreme court, these four bal
lots should have been completely ig
iioi ed. Tiie supremo court has ex
plicitly ruled that a cross in the circle
at the head of one column and a cross
in any square in any other column in
validates the whole ballot. Tho evi
dent intention of tho voter may be
plain, but evident intention doesn't go.
If tile election bonrd admits what
Woelkers' aflldavil avers, a recount will
likely bo allowed and Woelkers will
be continued in tho olllce of constable.
A lequesl for a recount also came
from Attorney John M. Harris repre
senting John Itellly, the union candi
date for councilman in the First ward
of Dickson City.
Rcilly and James lield, Republican,
were tied at 11 Ii according to tho re
turns. P.eilly alleges that one of the
ballots which contained a vote for Reltl
was illegal In that tho mark at tho
head of Die Republican column was not
within tho circle, but just lo the right
of it and completely outside of it.
There is no question but that this
ballot is illegal, hut there is a question
as lo whether or not the court can
grant the petition for it recount.
Tho law provides that the returns of
city elections and elections for justices
of tho peace shall be made to tho
prothonotaiy and by him presented to
the court for leview. Tito returns ot
municipal elections in boroughs anil
townships are made to the clerk of the
court and he enters them without hav
ing them reviewed by the court. In a
city election, a recount can be ordered
within three days. There Is nothing
In tho law, as far as appears on the
surface which authorizes the court to
order n recount In a boiough or town
DECISION' THIS MOliN'IXG.
Judges Edwards and Kelly consulted
yesteuhiy on Mr. Reilly's motion and
will hand down their decision tills
morning. If the court decides it has no
authority to order a recount in a mun
icipal election In a borough, Mr. Rellly
will have to have recourse to an elec
The ofikial count of the returns of
Scranton and Carbondalo was begun
yesteiday afternoon at 2 o'clock-. At
l.liO o'clock, when adjournment was
had, tho First, Second, Third, Fourth
and two districts of tin Fifth waul of
Scranton had been counted. There wore
no disci epaneles discovered In the Mor-lis-Costello
vote and only a few unim
portant discrepancies In tho vote for
Hie other odlccs.
The count Is being computed by the
following clerks; Supervising clerk,
Lewis IJ. Cuter; jecordlng clerks, II,
S. Ahvorth and James Roll; ie cletks,
John M. Canister and John M. Corbett;
leading cierK, John M. McCourt.
Attorney D. J, needy and ex-Sheiiff
John J. Fahey are present In the In
terests of the Democratic city commit
tee, tiporgu Marshall Is keeping tabs
for tho Republicans.
Hearings on rules secured by tho
Municipal League to revoke liquor li
censes wete conducted yesterday by
Judges Edwards and Kelly, setthiff In
argument couit. Ton of tho twenty-six
cases woio heard. Tho others weto con
tinued for various reasons,
A bit of a spice was Injected Into the
ln'.uing of the rulo to i evoke tho license
of William Ilealey, of Dunmore, Tiie
complaint originally charged lilni with
selling liquor on Sunday, October 27,
1901. When tho complaint was exam
ined yesteiday, It was seen that Octo
ber 20, 1001, had been substituted. At
torney John H. Jordan representing Mr,
Ilealey, alleged that the substitution
was Irregular and mndo soiuo tart crit
icisms of tho attorneys for the league.
Attorney F. E. Reers, representing the
league, claimed that tho substitution
was mudo at tho suggestion of tho
court, Mr. Joidnn w tinted to havo the
petition quashed but court would only
ugreo to grant a continuance.
The other cases heard were those in
which tho licenses of tho following
wore attached: Joseph Ruff", of Elm-
Mr, Wheeler Got Rid of His Rheu
matism, "During the winter of iss I was so
lame in my joints, In fact all over my
body, that I could hardly hobble
around, when I bought a bottlo of
Chiimberluln's Pain Halm. From tho
lirst application I began to get well,
and was cured and havo worked
steudlly all tho year." R. Wheeler,
Northwood, N. y, For .sale by all druggists.
hursti i j, Lttiignn, ot tho Eighth
ward; Michael Lynott, of the Fifth
ward; j, j. Flaherty, of tho Eighth
waul! V. ,Ti O'Donnell, ot Dunmuroj
Elizabeth Reese, of the Fifteenth wnrd;
J. J. Carroll, of the Eighth ward: A. M.
Js'orrls and P, j, Dlshiu, of Lackawan
Ono or more ot tho league detectives,
KUBene Wlnilold, Frank Kceiic, Fred
Kceno, Claude Whitney and Arthur
Whitney, testified to having pui chased
Intoxicants on Sunday nt one or tho
other of these places.
No defense whatever was offered In
the Ruff case and tho rule to revoke the
license was mudo absolute. In most of
tho other cases the defense contented
Itslt with n cross-examination of the
complalnant'H witnesses. Lynott went
on the stand and swore that tho allega
tion against him was untrue and that
at the hearing' In Alderman Millar's
ofilco tho league's witnesses failed to
TO REVOKE LICENSES.
The rulo to revoke tho license of
Elizabeth Reese was discharged when
Attorney O'Rrlen showed that tho peti
tion alleged she sold Illegally In tho
Fifth wnrd, while tho records of the
court prove sho has a license in the
Fifth ward. Tho rulo to revoke tho
Noriis llccnso was also discharged,
upon it being proven by Attorney
O'Malley that the license wns not In
NoniM name on tho date In which it is
alleged liquor was Illegally sold at his
Tito defendants were represented by
Attorneys O'Hrlcn & Martin, Hon. C.
P. O'Malley, Clarence Balentlne, Frank
13. Doyle, M. J. Donohue and John B.
Tho cases continued were those In
which nttacks were made on licenses
held by tho following: James J. Pad
don, P. II. Durkln, c. A. Cole, John
Swallow, Harry Howard, George Prok
opovitcb, J. McWllllnms, Antol Golln
ski, Adelbcrt Reynolds, George W.
Evans, Martin P, Judge, 11. A. Thomas.
The hearing in the matter of fixing
tho compensation of the sheriff for
feeding prisoners was put over until today.
Decision in Mulley Estate.
In an opinion filed In the Lackawan
na orphans' court by Judge Freas, of
Luzerne, specially presiding', tho de
murrer of tho heirs of the late Ambrose
Mulley to tho petition of tho executor,
George Mulley, to sell the store business
Is sustained, and tho executor must
continue to conduct it for the benefit of
The will provides that the business
shall bo closed up and tho proceeds di
vided among the children. The latter
could not agree on the details of the
matter of converting the business into
cash, and the executor went into or
phans' court with a petition for per
mission to sell it outright. The heirs
would not all agree to this and a de
murrer was the consequence.
Judge Freas was called upon to pre
side in the case because of Judge Vos
burg having been interested as an at
torney tit the time of his elevation to
John Kuzw.i.wy Ol.xp'i.int
Anna llaibot Uljplimt
lalwaitl Wosley IMIhes-Uanc
Itose ltich.nils Wilkei-llaiie
.lo.-cph K". .Men ill (Iieenlleltl
Mai- li'iacc Dicker tliccufleld
COURT HOUSE NEWS NOTES.
The wills of Thomas JlcAnthew- and 1'. O.
l'loubeiiy. late of Scianton, voie jcsteuliy ad
mitted to pi oh.it e.
In the ta-o of Annie Xotol.y, of 'lluoop. agiiiHt
tho -t. t'ecehas Ladies' Catholic llenelicial wi
dely, Itefeiee II. I.. I.ey ,e,teidiy llled mi
awaid in favor of the defendant, the plaintiff
lmliifr failed to appear.
Application was made yelcnliy by Celi.t 11.
TilTany, of Abinslon. She alleges her hicband,
Ilincst A. 'lillany liij abused her. 'I hey wete
mat ilcd Apul 2!, li-nj, and lived together sK
je.us. 'I lie Iiusli.mil lecently instituted dhouc
pioceedinss but di-tontiiuieil them last Wednes
day. A. A. th.i-e lepicsents the llltilaut.
FOR THE PADEREWSKI CONCERT
Prof. Southworth Impressed With
Advantages of Rear Seats.
Fted C. Hand, who Is hi charge of
the arrangement for the Paderewski
concert, has lccelved the following let
ter from Prof. E. E. Southworth:
Sruiiton, 1M l'cb. 20, 1!M.
My Dear Mr. Hand: It has occurred to me
that it uiikIiI be .i ood thins; if the public Knew
the advantage of li.iwi.tr places in tho lear of
th ainioiy when It is found impos-ible to re
i me fionl ie..t,. I li.ne been in the balcony and
on the lloor in the lear, both ut tho Xoulic.t ami
the I'aur conceits ami was much impie.seil with
the beautiful ell'ect. 'Ihe jine sciitliiicut was
epie-sed by all in Ihe Icinity mid they wen
nunj. lliu mo-t delicale pa-ai;es weiu heard
wllh diilini-liic-s fi on both Milto and piano.
'Ihe pIcuMiic of heaiimj I'jdeicnaKl will not bo
diniinlilieil by liolilliur lear (.eat.-.
1 want to e.iy al-o, tint 1 urn nunc llian de
lighted wilh iho prosi annuo as announced. It
is one which not only the nilics and tho tiained
ii.iisici.im, but the meiaeo IMenit, can thor
oiulily enjoy. 1 must consialulate you upon
ill adaptibilliy to tho popul ir audience, Wllh
best wishes for the micic-s of this (jic.it ieelt.il,
I icmalii, louis tiuly,
II. 11. Soulhwniih,
NO FIRE ESCAPES.
Owner of Paul! Building Arrested
by Factory Inspector.
Deputy Fuototy inspector E. W.
Rlshop yesterday ea.ised tho an est of
Mrs, M. y. Paul!, on the charge of
falling to comply with tho act of May
L'9, 1S01, requiring- Uro escapes on all
buildings occupied by Inrgo numbers of
Mrs. Paul I Is tho owner of the Puull
building on Spruce street, which Is tho
structure objected to by tho factory
inspector. Tiiu caso was continued by
Alderman Kasson and it Is understood
that tho necessary escapes will bo
erected in the meantime,
SOLD "BOILED" BUTTER.
But O'Connor Had No License nnd
M. P. O'Connor, a commercial trav
eler employed by Wilkinson it Goddls,
of Newaik, N. J was arrested late
Wednesday night on a warrant Issued
at tho instance of Deputy State Food
Inspector F, J. Stevens, on tho charge
of telling what Is known ns "boiled"
butter to tho tr.ulo without a license,
Ho was arraigned before Alderman
Kasson, who hold him under $:;00 ball
for his appearance In court.
D. AND H. PAY DAYS.
The follonlui; tchedulo o Delaware and Uul.
son pa). Iiai been picpaieil by the 1). ami II.:
Tcbuuiy 22 Maniite, J.'djfclU Cieefc, DIcL.
nou, Von Sfoic.li,
I'cbiuary 2J0Ij pliant, )Mdy Creek, firav 1
laud, White Dale, Jeitinu.
IVumaiy 25 llieeiittood No. 1 and No. 2,
Spilu? UiooK, Ltugilllk-, Ijuin,
IVbiuary 20 Delaware, lultlmorn Slope, Jtalll.
male No. 2, lialtlnioic Tunnel, Ualllinoiu No. 0,
February 27-Clinlon, Coal liiook, I'owdeily,
Caihomlalo No. 1.
IVbiuary i-lloiton, Plymouth No. 2, Ply.
iiMMlh Ng. 3, liunguth No, I, l'Jwiioutli No. 8.
STRIKERS AND EX-STRIKEnS
Men Who Have Returned to Woik
Make Reply to tho Lotter of tho
Executive Committee of tho Stillc
ors Who Are Still on Strike Tho
latter Combat Some Statements of
a. Tribune- Editorial and Further
Defluo tho Present Position of
Two more letleis on tho subject ot
tho brenklng up of the street ear strike
were communicated to The Tribune
Tho first Is from the strikers who
havo returned to work, nnd Is as fol
lows: lxsuitaiiyr Lirrmt.
Editor of The Tribune.
Kir: 'Ihe excuthe boirtl In their statement
to the public.1 in tod.i)'s i,suc of the pi ess, on
deal or ngiln to mislead the public fiom beatln
nlng to (lie cud of their uitlclc, ns thev hae
lis, until we became ci.tliely dbigusled and hue
acted independently of them, 'lhey flatly con
tradict their own nwrllom In the second paia
BMpli which shows them up uiv plainly to any
intelligent lcputuble cIIIpcii. l'listly they say
wo wcip impelled nt Miiious times for eondift
injurious to the wclf.uo of our nimnhutiuii.
Now If wo InJuicJ the union, by foiminir a ho
chit club, wlieic wo could tllscii-s our Rihiuuiccd
with one another in n biotlicnly manner, and en
tlcnior to have nn hoi.oiablo settlement of the
ctrlKc, which has been for an unjust nnd un
called for uiolhe, find bate our families lccehe
their necessary dally biead and clothes n: well
ns lo pay our elcbtora, does it stand to irasoii
that we should be piotid of the fact tint we hate
tetercd our lelations with that body.
Secondly, they fitithcr state that by our actions
wo hate delayed the settlement of the piccnt
stilKe. Now- we ask the public's canellil JutU
ment of tho followiinr. Time upon time vatious
niembcis hate endevtored to get a hearing, lut
met with a flat iefti.il each instance on the nib
Ject of hat in" a new committee! appointed to
inteiw'cw Mr. Silliman and endeavor to teceite
or eeuic a pioposltlcn to be gh en UiioiirIi the
executive boaul to Hie senoial botly. l'uttlier
iiioie wc h.tte asked for itemized accounts often,
but could neter receive only a uieic statement.
Is It any wonder wc became thoiougly aroused
to tho fact that only the clioscn few had ncccss
to what was, and is the ptlvilese ot etciy mem
ber in any organization! lltvo wo no light to
appeal 1 to the common instinct of moial nuht?
hhotdd we as citirens and reputable union me-i
be compelled to li.uo our locd cues suffer?
When cveiy mm who is not witli us hnuw.s in
his he.ut ho is sttppoiting an unjust and sinful
In (lie fli it paiagiaph they also stale we bate
delajed a settlement of the stiil.c. Ihe stiike
was oiiginally called on account of the dUchaigu
of two men whom tiie Scranton Railway com
pany tlitl not wi-li to Keep in their employ, nnd
we defy the executiic boaitl or any member of
Local t'nloii No. 10S to eV'uy the s.'iue. Now,
howcicr, they cut tliee two nieii niidc to light
their own bailie in a, legal nianner. Viiis being
tine, is it houoiablc lo lning;up an eutliely new
and foieign issue! and continue this strike when
the main cause and i3sno was set aside months
ago. They slate that our lnoiement lias not in
any way damaged their piescnt condition, but
his, on the contrary, gieally sticugtliencd it.
His any child etcr lead such nonsense? And so
many conliadittions, K'.illy wo think their nilh 1c
would be awarded flut pii.c at any ciicus, for
a leal clowny act, for they acknowledge llially
that we hate caused the union hum by our ac
tions, and light on top, or latlier following the
same, they plainly stale we have strengthened it.
Once inoic'we say, why don't jou pnbli-li Jut
what jou mean? ruitheiuiore they say wc have
been .i bone of contention to the union eter
since its oiigin. Tins eeiy intelligent man
Knows cannot be due, when they have repeatedly
published that all members aie film and sol Ul
in tin- lanKs. 'Jliis shows up another untruth.
If am man is dishonorable, who endeavois to
hae, and inaKe peace .in u community and does
his utmost to suppoit his family, then, and then
only aie we willing to lie Judged. We aie sup
polling our families now, and endeavoiing to
liquidate our iiidebtceluc, to those who have so
klndlj- and chautably aviated Us at homo as well
as our cause, as loiur as thej" Knew we weic- in
the light, and wc shall continue to woik and
get otlieis to woik as long as we Know that no
houoiablc settlement can be seemed by the ind
ent existing executive boaitl,
Tbeicfoio we al: cieiy lute union nun, and
eteiy cUb-cn, to n'de on the ens tlieieby aiding
us diieetly and suppoit con-ei)iiently those at
home whom we hue so long tlepihcd.
(signed) The Committee,
llobeit i-liaw, Clniimau.
Scianton, l'cli. io, 1'iOi
The second letter Is ftoin the execu
tive committee of the strikers who are
still on stiike. It reads as follows:
FP.OM TIIE COMMITTDK.
Ildlfor of Tho Tiibune
Mi: It is not the eUWie of the executive tmu
mltttc of Uiilslou No. lliS, of tiie f-ttiet Hailway
union, to i-.iny on its battle in puhllo piliil,
but when wc aie iiiKicpien'nleil'by a jomuil,
that is picaunied to .stand fur fair pla.v, we leel
that we have a ,i licih' ot making known our po
sition lu the stiike nt tills date.
The Tiibune of the 20th Inst. sas: "A, a
iuaclie.it piopo-itlou (the stiike) is now- uur,
'iho men have lo-l, the union Is beaten on the.'
iv,uoj of its own t hoosiug:." 'Ibis U not tine
it is a misiepieentaliou ot facts, 'lint nin".
leeu iii,uigenls, the majority of whom wc ex
pelled fiom the union, havo illumed to wuiK Is
till-; but that their golnc; luck lo woik Lis
luokeii the iliike or in any vmj- appieciailich
allcctetl Iho position ol iho stilkei-. is uuliue.
I'oi weel.s wo Knew whit the.o imuigi-ntia vveie
Ui tu and wlio was bacK of tlieiu. 'ihe.se iiistti.
genu failed In their mission of "disiuptioii" In
tuistcit to them and a.s a la.-l lesoit wtut b.u I;
to Hie bosom of the eoinpairy.
'J lino am still over ;:on honest and u'eleiinlued
niembeis of Division No, HIS on sltlke; ihey
havo no deslie to piolong the "agon.v." On tho
routiaiv', we liave abandoned nmili in Older that
peace iilivjlit eoiue .ig; iln lo Ihe eitv. Vt il.)
not value our imp paslllou as iiinih as wo d
the iuteicsts of tiie people who have so faith
hilly anil patiently stood by ns. In our last
conftieiue with .Mr. hlllliu.ui theic weie tliieo
proposillons to nit upon, Wc iilumbneil two to
tu lie most inipoitant. Wo did IhU in an cf.
foil to clVeit a icionclllatlo:!, Tlio lldnl piopo
slliou, tho lelmtatemeut of the men in their old
poiltiuiis, as lliey weie employetl the tlay befoio
the stiike, ve loulil not abandon, Tiie extt'ti.
tiie conimltlee w,is willing, it they weie in Iho
wa.v, io step down mid out, but its own men.
ben would not sacilllce the men It lepiejeir.ed.
ihls would havo been dUhonoiable in u.,
Wc cut out the contract pioponltloii and agieed
In an open load but wu would not (uii-eiit to
any man being duiied their old positions. Tho
lelmn of tlie-o iilncleeii iiisiiigents eljci i ot
settlu tlio stiike, nor will it iifltcl it so long
ai tho geueious people jih willing to stand by
us, This is Hot mi Appoiuiltox, n Tlio Tiib.
uue Is pleated tu tall il. Wo uie as flini todiy
as cve-r. Thtio aio Unco Imudied of us baltllng
for our boner mid the iccognilioii of uniuii labor,
hi tlio lexicon of nur union (line is mi nidi
woitl as nuiriitler. As Tho Tilbuno ipioU'S I.eo in
this matter, wo will pjupluasi a fai gi eater gen
Wo will win this battle If it tal.es all stiuinu'r.
To tho people of IliU valley who lute stood by
us, nnd wlionc Iiilliiinee lias aided us and eucotii.
aiji'd us wc scud greeting. Division (ij i, us
stiong as tier and mom united thin evir. Theie
IS not a thought of sutriudei. Wo want Hie
unpleasant stiiKe settled, bin it cannot and will
not be settled at the acillto of union labor.
(Signed) KxeeiitlVf Hoard,
Div. 108, 1. A. of !?. It. II. of A.
(,, O. Killer, Mecietaij.
1'eb, 20, 1WU).
Schools to Be Again Opened to Ac
commodate All Who Apply.
Director of Public Safety F, L.AVorm
ser announced yesterday that the
schools which wcro ouen lu Jorth
Scranton, South Seranton and the cen-
Has no equal. It Is the most
It does not Injure the hands or
tains HU HUius iiiiu u 15 always
iisemeni lsuiose wno nave
Geo. V. Millar &
We Clean and Sterilize Carpets and Rugs
Making them look fresh and new and destroying all moths.
C.irpets scoured without injury to color or texture
Lackawanna and Adams
Into our unmatchable system of Credit the more
you will applaud its great advantages.
We freely admit that It is hard for most Credit
Stores to match cash store prices.
But in our case it is different we own 28 large
Stores, and manufacture most of our Clothing.
What goods we do buy we get as low as any
cash syndicate, On what we manufacture we save
the Middleman's profit.
Our Winter Sale offers exceptional opportunities
to secure Women's and Men's Clothing at very low
prices. Credit to all.
3lr Lacka. Ave.
trnl city last Saturday for free vaccin
ation will be open again tomorrow for
tho 'same purpose. Tho arms of those
vaccinated ti xveeli ago will bo inspect
ed, and it' they show that tho vaccine
has not "taken" they will be vaccinated
The schools in "West Scranton will
not be opened because tho director 1
satlsiied that the people in that part
of the city are pretty thoroughly vac
cinated. The manager of the Star the
ater wishes to open that house next
week, but Superintendent Allen lias
readied no decision regarding the mat
ter as vet.
DEMPSEY THE WINNER.
He Threw Reilly Twice in Music
Joseph Uempsey, of Dunmore, last
night defeated Thomas llellly, of Belle
vue, in a wrestling match conducted
in Musio hall for the gate receipts,
which were considerable, as the hall
was pretty well tilled with a rather
noisy ciowd of supporters of both men.
'tiie pair weighed in at about 1-10
pounds. Dempsey xuis easily the cle'
erest of the two and though downed
(ho lirst time by Rellly, he threw the
latter twice In succession with com
parltlve ease. Ai. Rose acted as re
feree or the match.
Fred Marks, of Brooklyn, a. well
known heavyweight wrestler, xvos In
the crowd, and offered to throw both
Dempsey and Rellly twice each in an
hour for $100, but thu offer was not
taken up. Marks has challenged Dan
Mcheod for a match befoie the Scrnn
lou lileycle club, but the challenge has
not been accepted a.s yet.
Way Day Will Be Observed by Local
Washington's birthday will be ob
served at tho local poslolllco according
to tho following schedulo arranged by
('allien will m.il.e one dilheiy in the liioiiilng,
(leneitil dellveiy ami stamp windows will be
open finiu !l a. m. to ii linmi.
Iteglitiy and money older windows will be
iln.-nl all ila.v.
Collect ton., will be made at 10.13 a, m, fiom
boxen on Miln avenue between i..u'KavaniH ave
nue' and W.kIiIiuui stieel, tiho Wcit l.iiK.ivv.imi.i
avenue and l..iiK.ivv.um.i uvemte tu Ad.um nuime,
Ailing iiventto l alulluiiy sticet, lliilbi-ny tliect
In 1'i.iiiKllii an nue, and fiom all boxts hftiv.cn
t'ailler No, 20 will m.il.e the 2 p. 111. rollee.
linn, and Ihe u-uil riculm lollrttluiw will alio
be nude by caiileit Nu. ), IS mid III.
Ki.t U llipide, I'oituuster,
STOLE GUBIN DIAMONDS.
Young Man's Fondness for the Gems
Gets Him in Trouble.
Dining an auction sale of CSubln dia
monds last night, Special Oillcer T, J,
Prlco noticed Jumes Jones, an IS-year-old
hid from Rellovue, help himself to
a number of articles in the show ease,
and Placed hlni under arrest.
Tho culprit was turned over to l'.i
trohnun 4'otter, and locked up for n,
hearing this morning. When searched,
Jones had several rings, pins mid other
cheap jewelry on his peihon,
AVIIlIuin Scheuer, Cieorge Scheuer
and Morencu llehiegel culled on friends
in l'.uk placo recently.
auoige Huere has opened a cigar fac
tory on Short avenue.
Tho Kpworth League of the Court
ctrcet Methodist Episcopal church will
gie a CJoorge Washington reception
nnil cntnt'tiilniitmu T.ti.ui,.,. n,..,t.,.M
...... -......,,,., ,,.,v .tiuwj i;e;iiiiit
f Miss Gertrude Keast, of l'lttston, is
visiung ner aunt, Mrs. Joseph Muloucy
of I'lovidoncu road,
C. T, Miller's new double house on
Short avvnue Is nearly completed.
MM 1 111
economical as thore Is no waste.
the silver, for It positively con
itjauy lur uu, uut uuai auvui- g--
usea h. irya Dome,
Co., R AMANrf.i3er4
Avenues. Both 'Phones
End of the
F. L.. CRA1N3E,
324 Lackawanna Avenue.
100S Peioiin anil Mailen Stoun
collar $13.00 now $0.00
10-j l'dsiiu and 31oulUone; Stoim
collar ,.. 15,00 now S.00
1007 Mink Moini collar Itj.OU now 15.00
22H JlinK (,'oliaictte -10.00 now 20.0J
1UJS (Irebe t'ollaictte 15.IW now il.uu
ll)!S lllack Maiten bcaif fi.00 now I.OD
IJil IllacU Maiten Seaif 7.00 now I.O)
1001 Klectric beal Scaif 1.50 now i.O)
100) Kleeliif f.e.il Sen f 2.,'iU now l.nu
11JS Sable l'ox- Scaif 11.1M now 10.00
1150 Sable "ok Scarf S,G0no.v J.0)
14,"i llluo I.ynx- Sent 1,1,00 now 10.0 1
200 Illuo I.vn.x- Seaif 12.00 now- S.01
1000 lied l'ov Seaif 7.0.1 now 1.00
K00 Mink Seaif, loner tain SI, (XI now 'J.i.OI
J010 Mink hcaif 23.00 now n.OJI
U72 (,'inniiiioii Hear Iloa, .1 yd-i
lomy J! l.oi) now 2.1 00
5J7 Black llt.ir llua, :i jd-j lone;. 2D.0.) now 13.0)
071 lliown lli-ar llo.i, i! ds Inup. 13.0J now 10.0')
Son Xatui.il Opposiun Iloa, a ydi
louir C.OOnow 4,0(1
7OT-fliay Pox Iloa, .'! jtN lone;.. 10.00 now 7.01
29J lllue I.vux Iloa, ;t d long:. 13.03 now 13.01)
I'uia l'cpaiied. Tun Maimfactuied. It.iw I'un
Proceedings at Sixteenth Annual
Gathering' in. New York.
My i:.xclutltu Wlio f loin tlio Aociatcd l're.-s.
Now York, Feb. 20, The sixteenth
annual meeting' of the American News
paper Publishers' association, which
began on Tttesduv, was continued to
day. Charles N.' Tuylor, of Boston,
presided, with W. C. Bryant, of Brook
lyn, as secretary. r's
A resolution wns adopted authoriz
ing an arbitration agreement with tho
International Typographical union for
five years, beginning May 1 next, wiipn
tho present yearly agreement ends. TJiq
executive council of tho union miTst
pass on this agreement formally before
It will bo In force, but that body has
already Informally given Its approval.
Tho association at Its meeting yester
day adopted a resolution providing for
a live year agreement with tho Inter
iiutlouol Printing Pressmen's Assist
There was some discussion today of
suggestions for an improved postal
currency for mail orders tind also of
proposed amendments to tho bankrupt
cy law. Both matters were roferred to
tho executive committee. The follow
ing resolution was agreed to;
iti-tolvcd, That to ccttie (he iiiilfoini and thor
ough enfoiieiiieut of exutuur lobulations tlio
Ameriiuii Newspaper 1'ubIMieii' aocjtion hi.'
KcaU codification of all laws ami inline tlut
govern second elan mail mitter, nnd nit unmnl
levWou tlitleof; this, codlilcallon to be mado
whenever the piogMiume now- lu pincers fur ie
eliltliiiff tho u-o of tlio M'cond diss null piiv
liege for lcgltlmaco lunpoieij, thall haie been
ellectiieiy ptifoiined by tho jioslofl'.eo depait
ment and the in.ilni.il qucntious peiliuent tlieicto
tliail havo bent fully inteiiueted.
At the afternoon session It was re
solved to petition congress to aboljbh
the duty on wood pulp, mechanical
ground wood,, and lumber used In tin
manufacturo of paper, and to ask thai
the duty on used print paper bo re
diiccd, The election of oillcers resulted thus:
President, Charles II. Taylor, jr., ot
tho Boston Globe; vice-president, A. A,
McCormiek, Chicago Record-Herald;
secretary, W. C. Bryant, Brooklyn
Times; treasurer, Edward B. Call, New
York Evening Post'.
Tho meeting was concluded with a
Tolstoi Out of Danger.
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V ..lvf.,v m ,iv i.wiii tuv .iwJtiacwj 1 11TO.
Iivlvli, l'cb. 20. Accoriluu; o the St. Peters
bmi; wutpondent ot llio pally Jlull Coiint 'ful
tluj, wlio lu. leu-ntly bctn yravcly ill, it now
cut ot diiu-tr, ;