Newspaper Page Text
THE SCRANTON TBfltfTJNE-' WlOliSbAY," )d?Dl JJBK !&, a90&
COUNTERFEITER SENT UP FOR
'iSTfw? .' w!MWPIR0P9'
Clsto Incognolio Failed to Impress
Judge Archbnld with His Protest
tlons of SorrowHe Rnnks ns One
of the Cleverest Counterfeiters In
the Country Michael Urban Con
victed of Making- Nickels, and
James Brock Found Gulfty of Mak
ing Moulds In Jail.
Clsto lnooRiiollo, nil Italian counter
feiter whom the secret service officer
say Is one of the moat skillful nnri dun
peiouR In the country, plead guilty to
making and puBslnff counterfeit silver
dollars In the United .States district
court, yesterdny nflcrnoon nnd was sen
tenced to three years' Imprisonment In
in penitentiary after he had made n
melodramatic plea for mercy.
Incognolio was repi esented by Attor
ney George Llewellyn, of Wllkes-Hnrre,
r,iio offered a plea of guilty on his be
half. United Statea .Attorney JtcCarrell
then called Secret Service Agent Wil
liam P. Flynn to relate the circum
stances nttendunt upon fncognollo's ar
rest. Klynu testincd to having arrest
ed the prisoner at I'orl UrlftUu cm
Aug. 2T last. On his person were found
thice counterfeit silver dollars and In
the house was twenty-five pounds of
various metals such as black tin and
antimony, nn unused crucible, nnd vai
lous chemicals used In counterfeiting.
Incognolio confessed to him, ho said,
that about a month before he had made
fifty dollars, of which the three found
on his person were all that remained.
A Dangerous Man.
"This man," said he, "Is capable of
tpaklng the best countcifclt dollars I
have ever seen and Is n dangerous man
to be left at liberty. He Is on" of the
cleverest counterfeiters we have ever
been called upon to dp.it with. I ar
rested him In New York city three
years aso for the snmp offense and lie
whs then sentenced to spend three
years nt Sing Slug, n sentence which
he has since served."
Incognollo's wife and two small chil
dren had In the meantime been brought
Inside the willing and when he was
asked If he had anything to say he
arose and pointed melodramatically at
"I promise you before (toil, judge,"
said he with a passionate nourish, "that
If you let me go for the saUe of my
p6or sick wife and children, f will nev
er do a wrong thing again, t pwiy
that I may be struck uVad If 1 do.
spent tlnee long years In prison and I
no want to go back."
Then he launched foith In a wild
harangue, explaining that the money
found In his pocket had been dropped
theie by a malicious enemy of his just
before the secret service ofllceis . ar
rived. He admitted that li" told Klynu
what the latter had testified he did.
but BHld he was excited when he did so
and didn't know what he was saying.
HO had made no money since he left
I prison, he said.
"Do you know this man. asked At
torney MeCarre'l, painting to Ch.nles
stouch. of WHk"s-Unrre.
"I swear that 1 never saw him before.
Never, never," Said Incosnolio as he
posed theatrically with his right arm
Bought from Him.
Mr. Stoueh took the stand and tes
tified that lie is employed as a cleik
in the Pennsylvania Supply company's
store. In Wilkes-Bn ire. On Auq 'JG last
IiicOgnOlio purehii.-ed n crucible and
some block tin from him and asked
where he could procure antimony. Mr.
Slouch's suspicions weie aroused, and
he followed Incognolio nnd saw him
joined by Another man. The two then
visited another stoic and purchased
Judge Aiclibald called Incognolio Iip
fme him tor sentence. lie declined
that his idea as not such a one as a
Judge bound to enforce the law could
"I am not a hard-hearted man, but I
fed it to lie my duty to sentence you,"
he said. "You will pay a tine of $100,
the costs of the case and will spend
three yenis In the lOastem penlten
tMr:'.1' Two other couiit"rfeiting cases weie
disposed of dm Ins the afternoon. The
Urst one tiled was thai against .Mich
ael Urban, of Cilen Lyons, who was
chiirgcd with making and ch dilating
I'ounteifelt nickel". Attorney Chuiles
K. Daniels was assigned by court to de
fend the pilsoner.
William T. Walsh, seciet seivice
geut, testified to having linced, after
11 bail's an est, certain countori'eli coins
made by the latter. He offered these
Inclosed in separate envelopes and they
Tvete accepted as evidence by the couit.
John Xleholya. of filcn Lynn. In
Whose house I'rbaii lived, teslllled to
having seen the latter making the
nickels. He said that 1'ibaii need n
falhodd nut with a hol just the size
M a nickel. A good coin was placed
Inside this and hot lead poured on.
Another nickel was then placed on top
and the whole subjected to piessuie.
Urban gave him two ot the coins to
feel beer from Chailes Sleiiilnsky, but
the iHtter icfused to accept them. ,
Charles Sleiiilnsky testified to having
received the tSvo coin1' fiom Nlchulyn,
knd John Lustlg, another saloonkeeper,
testified to having iccelved a counter
feit nickel from I'rban himself. Mrs.
Maiy I.uzok, Who also lived In the
houee with Uiban, said she saw him
making nickels several times. She
had pievlonsly stated to the officers
who made the anest that she hud ic
celved the counterfeit nickels which
had been passed as change, but she
testified yesterday that she said tills
oecause she was afraid of I'rbaii,
Mary I.usok, her 8-year-old daughter,
iwoie that she hail seen Urban making
nickels and that he had sent her sev
tral times to buy beer with them. Hat
Isle Maleoll, a saloonkeeper, testllled
that he had received a bail nickel fiom
ia a C&taivh Cuie that Cures
Colds and Catarrh.
tctimlly. positively, indisputably Irietut
ably, Cults Colds and Catawh!
Tot always with first application, al
though even that Invariably lalng io
llcf in 10 minutes.
3ut It Cures, it ("hues fold unit t'atairh!
Dr. Agnew's Xlvev PIUb cute Liver
ills. 40 doses 10 cents. 5
Sold by Wm. (1 Olaik and II. O. tian-ttrion.
rj ji ,WMJViJ f Jti "t""" --
W ,. fism-XTT
flg C I
It's a Good Teacher
You probably know by experience that there must
be more to good clothes than is on the surface. If the
parts hidden from view do not receive proper care, how $m
long will the apparent style last? We believe you have
confidence in this store. Such confidence is proven by
our ever-increasing sales of Ready-to-Wear Clothes. We
watch every stitch in their make-up, and know that our
combination of cloth quality, fit and finish is the best we
can do this season. If it's possible to make it better
next, we'll do it. Only by years of experience have we
developed this high standard of clothes making, giving
you the best for the money you pay us. A dA j1fl JTA dF
large assortment of cloth patterns at ... . PI"j pl3" $13
i. if it.i -fi.i .
it s nere in an tne vanea ciotn colorings ana many
styles. Your preference may be a short or a long coat:
Makes no difference, you'll find it here. We have some
styles wecall our own. We dictated the changes of style
that were approved by our designers. We ask your criti
cisms believe they will appeal to the good taste of most
men who dress well. Come in
and see them anyway. Quite a
the girl unci Identified one offered by
Mr. llel'arrell as tlie coin In question.
No defense was olfereii, and Judge
Archbnlil, In charging Hie Jury, de
clared that the only thins the Jury hud
before It was the reliability of the tes
timony offeied. if they believed tills
testimony they must convicl. The jury
was out about one hour and leturued
Urban guilty on both count.-, lie was
sentenced by Judge Aichhuld to pay a
fine of ?-", the costs of the eae and
to spend six months in the lar.eme
Biock on Trial.
James liioek. of this city, who made
plaster-of-paiis moulds foi ihe manu
facture of nickels while seivlng a
term in the county Jail icceiuly, was
placed on trial after Incogiiollo's case
iiad been disposed of. Attorney , .
T.ougliran was assigned to defend liliu
and euteieil a plea of not guilty in ills
lis. Murj III lei-, of .Vil I'.eech sliect,
was the first witness sworn. She tcstl
lied thin tsrock formeily boarded with
her. and that she found him In his
loom one night engaged in making
nickels and pennies, lie told her that
he had obtained the metal he was using
lioni the cliff wmlis, and that he was
making the money so that he could get
tobacco easily. .She ordered him out of
her house, and later caused his arrest
tin a charge of larceny, lie imis con
victed and sentenced to a term In the
SI, F. (irlliln. seciet servlie agent,
testllled tu liaxlng ui tested lltoek af
ter the latter had been dischiuged from
the county jail. The latter had told
iiim that lie had learned to make the
moulds wlille serving a term In Ihe
K.isteru penitentiary lor attempted
criminal assault, and that he u as
sisted at the Jail by iwn fellow pils
onets named Itlley and Abbot. lie
said that ho had scutched a drawer in
ii table at Slis. Urler's house and had
illscovoted a number of counterfeit
pennies and nickels,
Wat den SleAndicw. of the county
Jail, testllled to having discovered a
number of plastcr-of.parls moulds In
til ook's possession wliile the latter was
n prisoner at tho Jail, lltoek was dis
charged on Sept. 1.1, lie said. The
moulds found on Htock weie offeied
and accepted as Ttvldenee.
At this point Htock changed his plea
II oni not guilt) to guilty and made a
statement In the effect that Ills only
purpose in making the moulds was tu
show Ills fellow prisoners how the thing
was done. He had no Intention of us
ing the moulds, lie said.
Judge Archbald sentenced Htock to
pay a line of $50 and the costs and to
spend four months in (he county jail,
on the charge of making the moulds,
and to pay $1 and the costs uud spend
six mouths In the county Jail, on the.
charge of making the counterfeit coins.
The si a nd Juiy made a letuin yes
terday afternoon finding true bills
against Hairy Jteynolds, alias Harty
I.oyc. and Hairy Steckly, who are
charged with working a gteen goods
game to defraud innocent countrymen.
The grand jury wll take up the cases
against the officers of the Correspond-
once Institute of America this morn
ing. The bankiuptcy ca-c of A. J. Ken
nedy, et ill., and Hiiiee Cook, el ill.,
against the Clark .Summit Dairy and
Condensing company, came to a sudden
end yesterday morning, after having
occupied the attention of couit for a
day and a half.
When the case lir.-t came up for lil.il
a year ago the attorneys for the plain
tiffs asked for a continuance until such
time its they could bring certain wit
ncssu on lroni Xew York and Phila
delphia, to prove insolvency. Attorney
Cornelius Comegy-'. for the defense,
said thai lu older to save time lie would
acknowledge Insolvency on behalf of
his clients. The iuso was later con
tinued for oilier teasons.
Tile attention of court was ycsteid.iy
called to till.- admission on the pari of
the dclen-e, wheieupon Sir. Comcgys
asked for permission to withdraw It.
This privilege was accorded him by
Judge Aicltbald. The attorneys for the
plaintiff being unprepared for such a
contingency, asked for it continuance
and It was gt anted.
The flllieial of the late I'hlllp Maker
took place esterdny morning ill 10.::o
o'clock, fiom his late home on Slain
street. The remains were viewed by a
gieai unity of the ttletids of the de
ceased. Services weie conducted in
the Slethodlst Kplscopnl church, by tlteJ
pastor. Dr. SI. JJ. Waller. In ids ser
mon he paid a high ti Unite to the ile
ccased. After services lit the chinch
l lie body was teuimcd to .Sh.tdyslde
cemetery, whete the last sad rites or
the dead were observed. The (lowers.
which weie iiuineious and beautiful i
weto ran led by Slessts, V. I'arkes,
Thomas Mellow, A. Hall, V. Ctldllp
and (leorge Maker. Tho pulllieuims
were; .Messrs, Thomas I'l.vnn, SI. Hob
ens II. .Smith, Thomas llenwood, Wil
liam Ctldllp and W. O. Hill.
Sirs, Slonls Oioullne, of Mulu street,
left this morning for a visit with her
pineiiu In :;tv Voik city.
Mr. and Sirs. Anthony Mr) mi enter
tained a iitiinhsr of little folks at her
home on Tuesday, In honor of her
daughter Itella's tenth birthday, and
sou Austin's .seventh birthday. Those
presont were: .Misses Sylvia. Cutollne
.Did I' dun Blake, Helen HuidlcU, I..
Ito'ioilh, Slasters Klllier. (leorge ami
IJdgar Mlake and Kniersoii Henuetl.
Sliss Slurg.net I.. Hoehe, the accoiii
1 llshed daughter of Sllchael Hoehe, was
united Ir man luge to Nicholas ,!. Hus
scll, of Slayfleld, In the chinch of the
Hi.cied Heart at noon yesterday. The
bcidnl party left the bride's residence
on Mulu stieet, shoitly befoie noon uml
arrived ut the chinch just us the chinch
bell was tolling thu Angelas, They
weie met .it the altar by Mev. J. D.
Dunn, pastor of (he chinch, and
mat died up the main aisle to the beau
tiful strains of the processional march
from Lohengrin, played by Sliss Hadlc
Timlin, the chuicli organist. Dm lug
the ceremony, which was performed
by llov. Father Dunn, Sliss Timlin
played "Hearts and riowers." Slen
delssohn's ueddlug niureh was ren
deied as the p.uty left the church.
I PILSNER i
Old 'i'lious, 3.i3i.
New 'Plioiie, '29.55.
Sliss Slary Sloiiiiliau, of Carbondale, a
cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid
John J. Haiiopy, of Slayflelil, was best
man. The ushers were; Slessts, Sllch
ael Murray and Charles Qulliu. The
bride was uliired in a beautiful in..
tlon of mode silk etaltlllle, over sill,
.Site wote it black elvct hut with
plumes to mutch, .site catrlid a him
(ttet of white chrysautlieiniiius. Tin
bliilesitiald woio a cositutie of Frciu It
organdie over wlilto silk. She wore a
black vclM't chlti'ou hat with tins and
cairlcd a botitiuet of pink clu')santlit
munis. At the conclusion of the ceie
moiiy tlie bridal patty repaltcd to the
home ot the litide wliete a sumptuous
wedding dinner wus setved. Amoiig
the guests nt the wedding weie. Sirs
Hennessey and daughter, Miss Slut rei
ki Itussell. of (linniilu, Mis. Klleil Car
den, I'atrlck Catdeti, ,lo.-eph Carden
Josejih Slessltt and family. -Mrs. Sladl
gun and duuglitcr mm. Sir. and Sirs
Thomas Cat den, Sir. and Sirs. Thomas
Kuircll, Mtnla Monaliaii, Mis. J. J
Slonuhiin and fatull.N, Miss .Mary (Ill
Ian, Major James J. tr.N'ell, .Mr. and
Mrs. William Mjinc, .loliu 'I', l.oftus
I'. V. Doiiue. , . Miinnloii. Wil
liam and I'laieitce Mcllalc, SIIsscs
V'lorence Slcllale, .Satah Kearney, Kate
McDonald. Slary and Kll.i Caic), .Mar
garet and Sarah Hall'tic) and Julia (ill
ion, of Caihondalo. Sir. and Sits. -P. J
Sluyu and daughters, Cl.na and Stella.
Sir. and Slis. Hnilstoiies.Di. I. C. Stan
ley, Sli. and Sirs. John Slessltt. SIIsscs
Sarah Slclhaugin and Katie Muckley;
Sliss .Sallle J. Thomas. Kingston.
INDIA MAY SEND BRIGADE.
Officers Expect Serious Trouble lu
Djr Kxclum IMrc from lint tamhU'il l're.
Simla, Oct. 22. The military uuthoi.1-
THE NEW DISCOVERY
4J.")3-;27 l'oiiii Avenue.
You Take No Chances
When purchasing a Piano, it's a great
satisfaction to know you are getting
dollar for dollar on your investment.
You take no chance of being
disappointed after a year or so by
finding out that the instrument you
purchased was an inferior one, if
you buy from this factory.
Every Piano bearing our name and trade mark Is
covered by a ten year guarantee, and we stand square
)y behind that guarantee.
If yon want a new I'lauo or
would like to cxclianjrc your old
one together with a little money
Tor a new--write tin.
Keller & Van Dyke,
1043-1051 Capouse Avenue.
f Uffillinniilm sign
a -: ijmmmm
I 111 ! AT 1 IfciriMI
u ii --
SCIUIlirw - l-s-tf
' I I ' I I,, -
B ii M
"THE PERFECT FOOD"
BRAIN and MUSCLE
MAI.TA-VITA is Kood bonrd for all mankind. Relibhed bv old and
young, sick or well. '
MAI.TA-VITA is tlie original nnd only perfscily cooked, thornujlily
malted, flaked, and (ousted ttholc nhent food.
MALTA-VITA is the peifcct food : perfect In taste, perfectly cooked
and malted ; perfect because MALTA-VITA contains nil of the clement ;
necessary to Mistaiii life and invigorate mind and budy, Perfect health,
hound, restful s-leep, clear complexion, bright eye., clean, white teeth,
swert breath are the blessings that follow a tegular diet of MALTA
VITA. A week's trial of MALTA -VITA as a diet for breakfast and supper
will convince the tno-.t skeptical of thu Mtpetior mriits of MALTA-VITA.
Beware of imitations. Insist on getting MALT A-VITA, "The Per
fect Food." Requires no cooking, always ready to eat.
lor sule by orairrt.
MALTA-VITA PURE FOOD CO.
Battles Croek. Mich. Toronto, CanaUa
HI l,l J-VCT-Ttiafi
tlf.s mm i-Mimt that .1 u huh bi k.ii
of truoi.-. will l' ieililii'il (o i ni lt
iIk- Soiiialil.nul ilillUalty Tliu -!-inoiiis
ure piopai li(V for owntiuliili's
Koar .MunIiii Kims will iui'iiiiii.iu th'
t loops h.illlnt; luiimriiiw.
iloiuc, Oi t 22. XeBOilulloiiH ure pru
ceeillllK.s with the olijeel of ol)tuinillK
Abysslnlun military ro-oier.itluii in
.Somalilaiul. similar Id iliut of liiilif,
when Itas MuUoniiL'u Invaihil ami di
VUirliiteil Ojvll.uleu. Tlie blljiKehllon Is
Dial tlie Aliypdiuluns lumlil hum In tin
M.ui Mullah' furies fiom I ho i-ouili-wanl
mill (lie lliltlsli attack them from
the north. '
Fall Fashions in Ladies' Shoes
at Reasonable Prices.
Tlu secret is in buying. We do not buy por shoaa, there
fore it is impossible for us to sell you a poor pair. Tlie price
may tip low, yet the qu.i'ity is all there. We have thiee lines
ol populitr-privecl Ladies' Shoes that are being worn by hundreds
n our customers, from whom we have had many satisfactory
testimonials. They sell at
$li25, $1.50 and $2.00.
Thev aiv of ibf n" Fnll tlinpf. rill fiom
Calf nnd Vti't Kid. nlth palMnt and dull ilp.
-Mlllliry liei'l. lap r biitlnn, UKhl or heavy,
flexibly, aettvd ule
LEWIS, RUDDY, DUIIES & MURPHY.
330 Lackawanna Avenue,
Next Door to new Hirst National Bank Building,