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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE J10, 1807.
Accept our thanks,
dear public, for your
ready appreciation of the
shoe bargain we offered
for the last three days.
The lot is so nearly gone,
we've concluded to keep
them at the cut price un
til these last few pairs
arc sold. Ladies' high
class oxford tics, with
patent leather tips and
Be prompt or your size
may be gone.
410 SPRUCE STREET.
Linon Slip Covers made
for parlor furniture.
Visit our Drapery De
partment, the largest and
most complete in this
part of tlio state.
To Insure publication In this paper,
volunteered communications ot a con
troversial character MUST BB
SIGNED FOll PUBLICATION by tho
writer's true name. To this Just rule
We cannot hereafter make exception.
The Sunday school classes of Miss Mar
tha Nichols and Miss Muttlu Thomas, en
joyed a day's outlnff yesterday nt Nay
The employes of tho postofllco will ten
der a banquet to V. M. Vandllng and Her
man Osthaus at the Elks' cafe Thursday
evening, July 8.
The Younsr People's Society of Christian
Endeavor of tho Penn Avenue Baptist
church will hold a supper Thursday
evening-, July I.
Ellaa Itlchard, of Archbald, who Is
charged with Helonlous wounding unci
highway robbery, yesterday entered ball
in the sum of J1.50O. James Ward and
Thumas Munlcy became his bondsmen.
Mrs. P. O. Moody, C27 WashlnRton ave
nue. Invites tho members of Grace Lu
theran church to a supper given for the
tjenellt of the church this evening at her
home. Price, 23 cents. Time, 6 o'clock
Nathaniel N. Brooks, father of W. X.
Brooks, manager of the Newark shoe
store, died at his residence In Worcester
Monday evening. Mr. nnd Mrs. Brooks
nnd son, Carl, left for Worcester yester
Tho committee appointed by tho Chris
tian Endeavfir union of this city to ar
range for tho union excursion to Lake
Ariel on August 5, met last evening In
tho Young Men's Christian, association
parlors. 2Jo definite business was trans
acted. Adam Mouske, No. 1, yesterday caused
tho arrest of Adam Mouke, No. 2, and
Alderman Millar heard tho case. Tho
charge was threatening to kill, but the
real cause of the trouble was No. l's wife.
!Mr. No. 2 was held In $300 ball to appear
nt court and In default was committed to
the county jail.
Andrew Noble, a icsldcnt of Susque
liunna, waj arrested yesterday ufternoon
by Special Olllcer James Durkln for rid
ing on n Dclawaio, Lackawnnna and
Western train. Noblo was well dressed,
lie huld he was coming to Scranton to ar
range a contract to do some painting.
That Is his trade. Alderman Millar so
far believed Noblo that ho discharged
Mayor' Bailey and Street Commissioner
A. B. Dunning, Jr., yesterday morning
revoked the license cf John Mack, who
cold soaps by tho strength of his lungs
nnd a collection of stories. Mack was
Blvcn the license with the understanding
that he would not sell his wares south of
Spruce street. For a couple of nights
Slack was stationed at the corner of
Tenn avenue and Spruce street. Mon
day night, however, he stationed himself
on Lackawanna avtnue and the permit
was consequently revoked.
Marriage- llcer.tes were granted yester
day by the clerk of tho courts to Willis
DCrossdale. of Chinchilla, and Ll7zlo 1
" J1 Slocum, of Justice'; Jtev. John A. Maclu
. ! tosh,1 of Ma lone, Franklin county. N. X ,
' apd Sara A. Archbald, of Scranton; ltev.
'Walter M. Bundles, of Lake township,
.' Luzerne county, and Clarissa A. Crump,
of Mooste; John M. Warden, of LaPlume,
nnd Bena Wlrth, of Scranton; Horace L.
Keen nnd Mamo R. Whetstone, of Scran
ton; Samuel A. Vail and Muttlo Norton,
Carbondale; Louis Lester Ilolden, of El
wood, N. J., and Leah Louisa Stone, of
I Of July Picnics
Cau Get Special Prices on
Hams and ;
.f . Cigars, at.
? THF iWflN (JAM CTlIM
antt-H-fmtt 1 tit H
Concluded from Pago 1.
Mrect both were fully dressed except
tia to shoes nnd lint. Olchefski even
had nn his white ohlrt and vest, which
In tho light of their own statement
about a narrow escnpe la to sny tho
least nn Incident that will stnnd some
explaining. While dlscunslnjr the affair
nt Hnmm'g with tho neighbors enrly In
tho morning Olehcfskl's little boy
broke In with the remnrk "It was good
thing pa woke us up before the explo
sion." Mrs. Olchefsitl prevented his
saying more by placing her hand over
Rudolph Schwnrtz, of Stone nvenue,
Informed Chief Hlckcy that ho had
heard threats irmdu against Mlckalnw
eky, the saloon-keeper by the Olchef
pkls. He hntl four witnesses he said to
subttnntTnte what he reported.
I.IIckalowsky when seen by a Tribune
reporter concerning this, ndmltted that
he had lmd some trouble with the
SCENE OF THE DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
(a) Building where explosion occurred, (b) O'Hara dwelling house, (c) Double dwelling in which
Olchefski lived, (d) Blacksmith shop, Elm street.
Olchefskls about rent and that Mrs.
Olchefski had said to him only last
month, he'd "be put out of there all
right, and before many days, too."
During the course of his conversation
with the Tribune mun. he nlso stated
that Olchefski was In his place at 10.30
o'clock Mondny night. He got two
glasses of beer and went out. This wus
very unusual Mlckalowsky says, It be
ing Olchefskl's custom to get a pall of
beer In the evening and never was he
In the habit of coming to the saloon at
such a late hour.
WHEN THE TIME COMES.
It was rumored that Michael O'Hara,
whose house to the south of the store
on Plttston avenue was totally de
stroyed, had also made a statement
to the effect that he had heard or seen
something that led him to expect some
such occurrence as the explosion. A
Tribune reporter tried to get him to tell
what he knew but his only response
was "I'll speak when the proper time
Last Thursday Olchefski called at
the saloon of Prank Bonln, 503 Lacka
wanna avenue and asked him to buy
a box of soap. Bonln according to his
story to a Tribune reporter yesterday,
answered that he did not need a box of
soap, and anyhow he was not prepared
to buy it. Olchefski said "I've got sixty
boxes of the stuff over at the store and
I want to Eet rid of it. I'm leaving a
box of it with all the Polish business
men and I want to leave one here. You
can pay me whenever you are able."
Upon Olchefski making a plea of
being hard up and the like, Bonln told
hint he might bring a box of the soap
and this Olchefski did the next day.
In this connection might be men
tioned a letter picked up by a Tribune
reporter on the morning of the explo
sion; some distance down Plttston
avenue from the store. Its contents be
comes legitimate matter for publication
because of Its tending to throw light on
Olchefskl's financial condition and busi
Cincinnati, O., May 11, 1K)7.
Mr. Leon Olchefski, Scranton, Pa.
Dear Sir: Your account with us of De
cember 21, amounting to 21, remains un
paid. We have wiltten you repeatedly
requesting remittance for this account
nnd have also drawn on you several times
without obtaining tho desired result.
We have waited now Just as long as we
can afford to or Intend to for payment of
tho account, In view of which wo will say
to you that we will draw on you tomorruiv
for the amount In question at one day's
sight and must request that you protect
our paper promptly when presented, as
this will be the last time wo will write you
requesting your remlttanco or your hon
oring our draft. Yours truly,
The Globe Soap Co.
Per P. Crust.
OLCHEFSKI WAS SEEN.
Most Important of all, however, was
the discovery wade by a Tribune re
porter late In tho afternoon. It was
reported that Mrs. John Kllme, of 516
Elm street, had seen Olchefski going
past her house with a bag on his back
late Monday night. Mrs. Kllme told
the Tribune representative that the re
port was true In every respect. At 10
o'clock, she said, Olchefski drove past
In his carriage In the direction of his
barn which is In -the rear of No. 610
Elm street. After putting up the
horse, presumably, he came back afoot
and went down the street towards his
heme. A few minutes later ho again
passed Mrs. Kline's house In the direc
tion of tho barn, bearing on his back
a large bag, which from' Its bulklness
and the easy manner In which he car
ried it, Mrs. Kllno concluded contained
some light material, such as clothing,
Tutrolman Peter Haggcrty and tho
reporter went to tlio barn and securing
entrance by climbing to tho second
story window, made an examination ot
tho Interior. A bag uiyjh as described
by Mrs. Kline was found leaning
against the wall on tho second story.
It contained a feather tick. In anoth
er corner was a pile of salt In two
quart sacks. In a cracker barrel was
found a box of perfumes, about two
dozer? bottles In nil. The larger bottles
wore packed In handkerchiefs or strips
of muslin and the renernl appearance
of tho package betokened that It had
been dono up in a hurried manner.
Whisk brooms nnd fancy articles,
bundles of clothes-line and other things
not noted in the hasty examination,
were dlocovercd In a cupboard attach
ed to the wall. An augur used for tap
ping morasses barrels was found on
top of the cupboard. A rug could Ikj
seen lying In a corner on tho llrst
Moor. Whether or not the feed bins
nnd tho large box of chlpplngs used
for bedding, contained other articles
will be disclosed today when Chief
Hlckcy Intends to make a thorough
examination of the premises. Tho ar
ticles enumerated above were taken In
charge by the chief.
Olchefski, with the coming of dawn
yesterday, recovered from his In
juries nnd after changing his clothes
drove pff towards the central city. He
was gone until about 4 o'clock In th3
nfternoon, when he returned for a
time t.nd then drove away again. Dur
ing the day he and his wife were sum
moned before Chief Holding, who got
Ihelr statements and let thcirv depart.
There were nngry mutterlngs against
Olchefski after the kerosene soaked
bureau was discovered but no show
ot lolonco occured when ho put In
his appearance In the nfternooon. To
a Tnbune reporter he made the follow
ing statement of his experience:
"I'll tell you just as I told the chief.
When tho explosion occured I ran
out and I was caught under the fall
ing timbers In the yard. I tried to get
lose but 1 could oiot. Again I tried
but 1 was not strong enough to pull
myself out. Then tho fire burned mv
hair and I saw death before my eyes.
I tald 'God, are you not yet In heaven?'
and the third time with all my force
pushed and pulled to get myself looaa
and at last I managed to squeeze
out from under the timbers. Then I
ran Into the house and gpt my wife
nnd children out and the next thing
I know I was being placed In a chair
In Mr. Hamm's house."
"How do you explain the finding of
keiiseno on your clothing and in the
bureau?" was asked.
"1 do not know anything about It.
I cannot tell how It came there."
Then saying that he was sick
Olchefski drove away, intending to get
some rest, he said.
There Is little if anything to add to
The Tribune's storv of the explosion
printed yesterday. The estimate of the
damage is about the only thing to be
amended, a more careful survey of the
wrecked district in daylight causes the
belief that the loss will not fall much
short of $15,000.
The Olchefski store building and
dwelling, the contents of the grocery
store and the furniture In the dwelling
were valued at about $7,000. Mlckalow
sky's saloon fixtures and stock were
valued at $2,500 and his furniture at $500.
He carried only $100 Insurance, one of
his policies having expired May 22 last.
The loss of the two other tenants of
this building will amount to about $800.
M. J. O'Hora's loss on building
and furniture is about $1,500. It
was Insured for $600 with C. G.
Boland & Company. Charles Johnson's
building and meat' market was dam
aged to the extent of $500. He carried
$3,500 insurance In the Boland agency,
but like the others whose buildings
were damaged only by the explosion, he
will not be able to collect any Insur
ance. The minor losses will easily run
the total up to the $15,000 mark.
The Itobllng agency carried $4,500 of
the insurance on the Olchefski property
and the Smith agency carried another
$1,000 on the stock of his store and fur
niture In his dwelling. Where the other
$1,000 insurance was placed could not
be learned. That he had $0,500 Insur
ance all told was learned from Olchef
PRICE OF COLUMBIA CUT DOWN.
You Can Now IJuy Thnt High Grndc
Whnel for $75.
Kellum & Conrad, the bicycle dealers
of 213 Wyoming avenue, have decided
upon a step that will unquestionably
be followed by Important results In
bicycle trade circles. The firm has
the local agency for tho famous Col
umbia bicycles which has always been
known as one of the highest grade
wheels made. The price has never
fallen below $100.
Messrs Kellum & Conrad have decid
ed upon a radical departure and will
hereafter sell the Columbia for $75 as
will bo reen by reference to their ad
vertisement In another column. They
believe their patrons should ride tho
best wheels made and aro going to
give them an opportunity to do It by
making the price as low ns possible.
DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL.
Such the Verdict of Coroner's Jury in
The death of A. L. Ewing, Jr., who
died from poisoning last week at 214
Spruce street, was Investigated last
evening by the coroner's Jury. Coroner
Longstreet reported that an analytlo
examination of the dead man's stomach
showed a large quantity of opium. The
evidence adduced showed that Ewlng's
death was accidental; that he took an
overdoso of morphlno as a nerve quiet
er. Tho verdict of the Jury was In ac
cordance with this evidence. The Jury
men were: J, J. O'lJoyle, II. U. Hope
well, j. Qrler, W, J. Kann and W. Q.
Received Their Diplomas from Rt, Rev.
Bishop 0'llnrn Lnst Night.
WERE VERY INTERESTING EXERCISES
They Wore Condnctcd by tho Pupils
ofSt. Patrick's School, West Side,
In tho School Ilnlll'rogrnmmo
Was n Widely Vrtrlcd One, nu&4c
monstrntcd tho Cloyorncss nnd Ver
satility oftlic Little Ones.
Tho members of St. Patrick's Paro
chial school, West Side, held their
eleventh annual commencement exer
cises In tho school hall last evening.
There were about two hundred pupils
who participated, the misses being
dressed In white and the masters In
suits of black.
The platform running the full width
ot the room, was carpeted and adorned
on cither Mdo with plnnts nnd llowvrs.
The plllar3 were artistically adorned
with bunting and the American colors
were conspicuously displayed at con
The exercises commenced at 7.30 and
were upencd by a inarch played by a
string orchestra of guitars, banjos and
violins, with piano accompaniment. In
Btep with tho march the graduating
class of '97 appeared upon the stage
and took their respective places.
When this had been done, the gradu
ating honors were conferred upon each
recipient by lit. Itev. William O'Hara,
D. D. The bishop spoke happily to each
one as ho or she came forward to re
ceive this mark of merit.
The sorg "Marry Glee" was rendered
by a class of little boys, followed by
the singing of "I'd like to be like
grandma" by a class of little girls. A
patriotic drama entitled "Storming of
Stony Point" was given. Tho cast of
characters was: General Washington,
W. Sharpe;. General Wayne, J. Cana
van; General Clinton, W. Hlgglns.
Each part was well given and showed
careful study upon the part of the pu
pils. The whole school then sang a
chorus accompanied by the Misses R.
Gallagher and Xj, McGerrlly on pianos.
A JUVENILE OPERETTA.
The little folks performed a Juvenile
operetta entitled "Silver Medal" and
their efforts fully merited the praise
bestowed upon them. A march was
then executed upon the piano by Frank
FaddenandMIss Mary Cuslck, followed
by the playing of "Pantalso Pastor
ale" by Master John Sweeney, violin,
and Master L. McWllllams, piano.
Master M. Hogan feelingly recited
'Custer's Last Charge," while a class
of boys executed a drill, accompanied
by the Misses R. Gallagher and K.
A pretty cantata, "The Hours," was
piven and was heartily applauded.
Tnls number was followed by a selec
tion from the school orchestra, en
titled "Jolly Students." A class of
young ladles sang the chorus "Good
Night," and the Misses M. Taylor, K.
Cosgrove, K. Buckley and M. Giblln
played the retiring march upon pianos.
There was a large attendance of tho
parents and friends of the pupils and
they were delightfully entertained.
CLEARANCE SALE OF DRY
Commencing July 1,
on All Spring and Summer Goods. You Can
Secure Bargains in
Tho members of the graduating
class aro the Misses Gcnevlcvo 13. Mc
Dermott, Mary E. Hurat, Lillian M.
McDcrmott and Catharine A, Sweeney.
Their motto Is "Be ever faithful to
duty" nnd their success and reward
Indicated their observance of that
Tho ndrcss of welcome was made by
Miss C. Hurst and was a commendable
effort. Rt. Rev. Bishop O'Hara was
aslsted In 'his pleasant duty by Rev.
J. B. Whclan, rector of St. Patrick's,
Rev. D. a: Dunne and Rev. P. r. Mc
Nally. EXERCISES REPEATED.
The pupils of St. John's parochial
school repeated their commencement
exercises at Mears' hall last evening.
The same programme of exercises was
carried out and the affair was attend
ed by even a larger number than on
LAST SOCIAL IN TURNERS1.
Conducted by thq Ladles' Circle nnd
tho Active Tumors.
Turner hall has witnessed tho holding
of the last social within Its walls. Last
evening the Ladles' Circle nnd Active
Turners gave a rose social to their
friends, and It was a most pleasing af
fair. The programme of dances were
all that votaries of terplschore could
wish. Miss Nellie Currnn played ex
ceptionally fine music.
The Indies were tastily costumed nnd
the presence of flowers nnd bunting
decorations added to tho general de
lightful effect. Ice cream and cake were
served by the ladles at a seasonable
UNKNOWN MAN KILLED.
Run Down by n I). & II. Passenger
Train nt Winton Yesterday.
An unknown Italian was killed ntf
9.30 o'clock yesterday morning by a
Delaware and Hudson freight train In
the cut near Winton. The man was an
Italian and had been in the county
only a few weeks. His name In un
known. The body was terribly mutilated and
was removed to Archbald where the
man had lived for a few days past.
Coroner Longstreet decided that an In
quest was not necessary.
FITZPATRICK IS INSANE.
Poor Board Physicians Examine His
Dr. M. J. Williams and Dr. P. P.
Gunster nnd Dr. W. A. Paine yester
day afternoon examined Michael Pltz
patrlck who was locked up In police
station Monday night on suspicion
of his being Insane.
The finding of the physicians yes
terday was affirmative and Fltzpat-,
rick will be sent to the insane ward at
the Hillside Home.
RELEASED DY LIGHTNING.
Two Convicts Killed in n Georgia
Cnmp nnd Sonic Others Escnpe.
Worth, Ga., June 23. A thunder
storm struck the state convict camp
at the Greer lumber yards, at Dakota,
two miles from here, late yestdrday
afternoon. The camp was demolished,
and two convicts were instantly killed
and ten wounded, some ot whom may
die. In the panic that ensued every
one of the remaining convicts made
breaks for liberty.
The guards shot, but to no avail,
and bloodhounds were placed on their
tracks, not, however, until they were
well In the lead. A few of them have
been captured, and the hounds are to
day close on the tracks of the others.
The storm did great damage.
We are still doing business at the
same old stand where we have been tor
twenty-two ' years past and most re
spectfully solicit the patronage of the
public as' heretofore in awnings, tents,
flags and all kinds of society goods
S. J. Fuhrman & Bro,
For HI effects of
COMBINED IN OUR
Bell & Skinner, "TatS
Sole Agents for
You ngBros.' Straws
Table Linens, Underwear,
Hosiery, Men's Dress Shirts,
reflect the taste of the
giver. We can satisfy
the most discriminating
taste, for the least
Call and examine onr
line of fine China, Cut
Glass, Lamps, Bric-a-Brac,
Etc., and you will
find just what will suit
Millar & Peck,
131 WYOMING AVENUE.
Walk in nnd look nrotind
The season for making
many useful articles of paper
is at its height; we sell it
largely for EAMP SHADES
now. We are selling the
large rolls, full 10 to 12 feet
in length, for
We also have sbndo frames.
might interest you, and
and after reading the
description of this one,
it surely will. Gold
line, gold stiple, 3 colors, should
be J12.00, in pieces,
Made by J. & O. Meakln, England.
A recent importation, ofj
which we had the first
I caloTinn nf niTTarnc
They are not only ornamental but
useful. While they last, the price :
which no one
been able to
present on such a grand scale, is
still open and as popular as ever.
The Rexford Co.,
303 Lacka. Ave.
LACKAWANNA LUBRICATING CO,
1212 CAPOUSE AVE,
we Will Cut the Price
415 and 417
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton,
and everything to
make the eagle
scream, at lowest
310 Lackawanna Ave.
is sold in nearly evory ciy in tho
United States for $15.00. It is
built up in layers and will not
mat. (Iti is soft, clean, healthful,
elastic and durable. 1 liavo mado
special arrangements to haudlo
this, best of all mattresses, in
Scranton and am now able to sell
It is a far bettor mattress for
coinploto rest than tho best hair
mattress, which cost from $25.00
Your inspection is earn
D. I. PHILLIPS,
507 Linden Street.'
BOARD OP TRADE BUILDINO,
THE KEELEY CURE
Why let your borne and business ba dMtroy.
ed through strong drink or morphine, wh.a
Sou can bs oared In (oar woeka at tns EseUy
nstltuto, 7J8 Madison arenue. ScraBton, Pa,
bs Cur Will Bear iBvsstlgattoo.
Ladies' Shirt Waists
Tailor - Made Suits,