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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1897.
A word about your
boots, an important item
of your costume.
Usually an expensive
one. Two of the best are
called the Victoria and
Road King. Black or
brown, canvas tops, or
all leather, flexible
Worth well, worth
more, considerably more
410 SPRUCE STREET.
Linen Slip Covers rnado
for parlor furniturt.
Visit our Drapery De
partment, tlio largest and
moat complcto in this
part of the state.
Base Ball today, Buffalo
vs. Scranton at 3.45. Ad
The Central Women's Christian Temp
erance union havu adjourned for tho
Thero will bo a moctlnp of St. Jo
seph's society thlh afternoon at 3 o'clock
In CoIIvko hall.
Henry 15. need, the newly appointed
driver of the Nay Aurs, was sworn in
yesterday afternoon ly Mayor Bailey.
No 124, the lucky number, drew the $20
In Bold, offered by Tripp Farm Land
company. It was held by Fred Malburg.
William J. Foley, the bartender at tho
Valley House, Is now In business for
himself nt tho Hoarlng Brook hotel, on
Durlnff the repairs to the phoenix
Chemical company quarters, tho appa
ratus will bo located In the Hook and
Ladder building on West l.ackuwanna
The Scranton Hallway company has ln
Ftalled In Its Providence power plant
two "SU-horso power boilers, A new steel
smoke stack, 125 feet high, has been
erected at the plant.
William Nappen was yesterday held to
ball by Alderman Millar In the sum of
JWO for abs.xult and battery an1 threaten,
ins to kill, charges preferred by his sister-in-law,
Mrs. Lizzie Nappen.
The police were yesterday requested to
look out for Eddie Hogan, u !)-year-old
lad, who ran away from St. Patrick's
orphanage. He was barefooted and bare
headed, and wore blue pants and u dark
Twenty-nine deaths were reported to
tho board of health last week. Nino
new cases of contagious dlseuses were
reported, four of diphtheria, one of scar
let fever, one of typhoid fever and threo
A muslcalo will be given at the Young
Women's Chrlstlun association this eve
ning nt S o'clock by Miss Julia Allen,
Miss lilackraan, Miss Richmond and Mrs.
William Hand. A silver offeilng will be
received at tho door.
Tho Delaware, Lackawannu and West
ern company pays its employes today at
the Holden, Pyne and Taylor mines. This
completes the paying In this section. Tho
Delaware and Hudson Canal company
paid the locomotive trainmen and car
shops at Carbondalo yesterday.
Joshua, Ivy, of Port Oram, N. J., yester
day was giver, one hour to pHce himself
without the city's walls. Joshua was
caught stealing a rido on a Delawte,
Lackawanna and Western coal train.
When arraigned before Alderman Millar
ho told a hard luck story and us his
general appearance was in his favor tho
aMerman told him he might 30 011 the
condition that be left town within an
hour and afoot. He promised to go ani
as far as is known Is gone.
Fishing tackle at right prices.
isch's, ZH Spruce street.
To Cure n Cold in Ono liny.
Take laxatlvo Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money It It
falls to cure. 25 cents.
I Cash Store.
Writ In Tbelr Favor Issued In the QtlU
VON STORCII ASKS ANOTHER TRIAL
.Number of Reasons Why Ono Should
Ho (irnntud Tiled by ills Attor-nc)s--Nortli
Hud Lumber Compmiy
Wants tho Lino of tho Itlcht of Way
of .V. Y., O. & W. Co. Defined--Kx-nmlnntlons
or Law Students IIu-Klns--Otliur
A writ was placed In the Hands of
tho sheriff yesterday directing him to
put Sarah Grlllln, and others, Into pos
session of n certain piece of land In
tho First ward of this city which con
sists of one-third of an acre. In 1890
Mrs. Grlflln and others brought an no
tion In ejectment nsalnst Ambrose
Mulley, A. 11. Munn, Ella Munn, Mary
Fitch. W. W. Wlnton. Catherine Win
ton, A. II. AVlnton, Polly Ann Fitch, S.
P. Fenner and William Chnppell to re
cover possession of a certain piece of
land In tho rear of North Main avenue.
Mr. Mulley has a barn on a portion of
Since Its Inception the case has been
strongly fought at every step. The?
history of the progress of the case us
outlined In legal verbiage covers four
of the large pages of one of the con
tinuance dockets In the office of Pro
thonotary Pryor. Twice Mrs. Grlflln
obtained verdicts In her favor In this
county, as is required by law In eject
ment cases, and then 'an appeal was
taken to the supreme court. That t:l
bunal on April 17, 1895, handed down
an opinion affirming the judgment of
tho court below and finally disposing
of the case. Since that time no action
was taken In tho case until yesterday
when the writ was Issued to put the
plaintiffs In the suit Into possession of
the land. Tho writ will be fecrved on
the defendants today.
REASONS FOR A NEW TRIAL.
Attorneys W. II. Jessup and John P.
Kelly, of Scranton, and T. C. Umsted,
of AVllkes-Barre, yesterday filed rea
sons for a new trial In the ejectment
suit of William Von Storch against
Currington S. Von Storch, which was
recently tried before Judge rchbald.
The trial consumed more time than any
previous one In the history of the
county mid resulted In a verdict being
returned In favor of the plaintiff, Wil
liam Von 'Storch. The reasons for a
new trial, filed yesterday, were on be
half of the defendant, Currington S.
Von Storch, and are very numerous.
It is alleged In the first reason that thi
verdict Is against the law and the evi
dence and the charge of the court and
that the jury erred in its answer to
the third, fourth, fifth and sixth ques
tions submitted by the court.
On the part of the court numerous
erron; are alleged. First in the form
of the submission of the fifth' and sev
enth questions to the jury. The latter
was: "Did the defendant, Currington
Von Storch, know that Abel Bennett
In December, 1S69, had conveyed the
property In dispute to the plaintiff,
William Von Storch, individually." An
error is nlso charged In submitting the
eighth question In this form. "Has the
defendant, Currington Von Storch, ac
quiesced in the conveyance of the prop
erty in dispute by Abel Bennett to
William Von Storch for so long a tlmo
that St Is to be Inferred that he was
F-atisfled with It and assented thereto."
Other errors of the court alleged are:
In the charge to the Jury; In the ad
mission and rejection of testimony on
the trial of the case; in the admission
of the petition of Jan. 22, 18CS, purport
ing to have been signed by six of the
children of Ferdinand Von Storch; in
affirming the points of the plaintiffs; In
refusing and also In modifying the
points submitted by the defendants.
Permission Is asked to file other rea
sons as soon as the evidence and charge
of the court are transcribed.
INTERESTING POINT INVOLVED.
Before arbitrators Russell Dlmmlck,
Thomas Qutnttn and C. A. Battenberg
yesterday In the arbitration room, tes
timony was heard with reference to the
equity suit between the North End
Lumber company and the West Ridge
Coal company. When the Scranton di
vision of the New York, Ontario and
Western railroad was- built the com
pany condemned certain land for its
right of way. Among the land thus
taken was the rear portion of a num
ber of lots owned by the Von Storch
estate at North Main avenue nnd Green
It appears that all the land taken
va3 not used for a right of way and
subsequently a switch was laid on a
portion of the Von Storch land. This
switch runs into the breaker of the
West Ridge Coal company. The North
End Lumber company at a later date
purchased the property at North Main
avenue and Green Ridge street from
the Von Storchs and received title to
the "line of the right of way" of the
Ontario company. The lumber people
contend that the land was seized for a
public purpose, but was afterwards
used In a private way and therefore the
land used for anything but public pur
poses reverts to the original owner. In
other words, the North End Lumber
company claims title to the actual
right of way line of the Ontario and
Western railroad and they want that
defined by the court. The arbitrators
heard all of the evidence In the case
yesterday and also heard the argu
ments of Attorney A. A. Vosburg for
the Lumber company and Attorney J.
E. Burr for the West Ridge company,
pn July 23 the arbitrators will hold
another meeting. On that occasion
they v view the land.
Attorney John O. McAskle yesterday
applied to court for a charter for tho
Klcctrlo Engine company, No. 4, of Dun
more. Deputy Sheriff Colborn yesterday closed
Brink & Qildea's cigar factory, at Oly
Phant, on an execution Issued by P. If.
Duffy, who holds a Judgment for 1100
against the firm.
Marriage licenses were granted yester
day by the clerk of the courts to Wil
liam J. Phillips, Mlnnlo Brod, Scranton;
Frank Pelukofskl, Scranton, nnd Eva
Utllus, Peckvllle; Michael Hughes und
Mury Klefer, Scranton; Louis B. Cram
er, Covington township, and Leah Steph
ens, Sterling, Wayno county.
Seven young men yesterday began the
final examinations for admission to tho
bar. The examinations aro In writing and
will consume an .entire week. They nre
conducted by the board of examiners,
John M. Harris, U. C. Nowcomb and
It. A. Zimmerman. Yesterday tho can
didates were examined with reference to
contracts, sales, crimes and criminal pro
cedure. Judge Archbald has filed an opinion in
the matter of a public road In Taylor
and Lackawanna. Four views of tin road
liavo been made. The proposed road wll
be 0,750 feet Ion, and about 1.000 feet of
that Is laid on streets that already oxlst.
Exceptions wcro filed to tho report of
.tho reviewers, but these wcro overruled
by Judgo Archbald, who closes his opin
ion by finally confirming the report of
A petition has been presented to tho
court asking for tho creation of nnothcr
election district In tho Seventeenth ward.
At present there arc two districts. Tho
new district Is to bo bounded on the west
by Washington, Adams and Jefferson
avenues, on tho east and south by tho
Roaring Brook, nnd on tho north by OIlvo
street. If this division Is allowed by
court tho districts will approximately
liavo the following vote; First, 378; Sec
ond, 301; Third, 300.
Tho sons of Judgo It. W. Archbald and
Judgo F. W. Gunster yesterday rcglst
cied as law students, and the registra
tions wcro placed on record In tho of
fice of Prothonotary Pryor, Young Mr.
Archbald bears the same name as his
father, Robort Wodrow Archbald. Ho Is
21 years of age, was graduated from tho
School of the Lackawanna In 1S91, and is
now In the senior class at Yale. A cer
tificate setting forth that fact was ac
cepted In lieu of the preliminary examina
tion. Ho will pursuo his law studies un
der tho direction of his father. John
M. Gunster will study under Attorney
C, II. Welles. He was graduated from
the School of tho Lackawanna In 1S93,
and Is now In tho junior class at Conlslus
college, Buffalo, N. Y.
NEW OFFICERS GET THEIR PAY.
City Solicitor Snys They Aro Entitled
City Controller Robinson yesterday
countersigned warrants for the pay of
the threo new patrolmen, John J. Peus
ter, Thomas AVatklns and James F.
Qulnnan, who have been compelled to
wait thus long for their June salary
because the controller was dubious as
to the legality of their appointment, no
ordinance having been passed creating
City Solicitor Torrcy, to whom tho
controller nppenled for advlcc.says that
as long as provision was made for the
olllees In the appropriation ordinance
and the three officers were duly nomi
nated and confirmed, they are entitled
to their pay. The opinion in full Is ap
pended: E. J. Robinson, Esq., City Controller.
Dear Sir: Upon my return to the city
I find your favor of the 2Sth ult., In
quiring as to tho propriety of counter
hlgnlng warrants for tho pay of additional
pollco oillcers, provided for In tho gen
eral appropriation ordinance. In reply
would say, I nm of opinion that if you
nro satisfied that the oillcers were regu
larly appointed nnd confirmed, nnd have
duly qualified, and that they havo per
formed the services required of them, and
that appropriation has been made suf
ficient to cover their pay, you will be
Justified in countersigning the warrants.
Very truly yours,
James H. Torrey,
Tho warrants will be delivered to the
FACTORIES IN PROSPECI".
Two Companies Sock Inducements
to Locate in Summon.
Through Secretary Atherton of the
board of trade two prospective indus
tries, a yarn concern and a shirt com
pany were yesterday offered free sites
for plants In this city.
John D. Taylor, silk editor of Textile
Ameiloa, was the person who Inquired
by letter what Inducements this city
could offer to a company now being
organized for the manufacture of yarn
and piece-dyed goods.
E. T. Craven, of the Honesdale Shirt
company, conferred with Mr. Atherton
regarding a prospective change of the
company's manufacturing plant which
will employ several hundred hands. In
each' case Scranton's inducement was
a free site.
MADE THREATS TO KILL.
Boy Arrested for Threatening an Old
Jimmy Price, a young Sandy Banker,
was held In $200 ball yesterday by Al
derman O. B. Wright for making
threats against an old man named
Jerome Sollez, whose home Is on Lu
The Price lad Is In the habit of
chumming with Sollez's son and Sollez
doesn't like It because, he avers, Price
leads his "boy Into various wickedness
es. Yesterday when Price came to call
for young Sollez, the father met him at
the door nnd chaped him away.
This raised young Price's Ire to such
a degree that ho vowed ho would kill
old Sollez. Foe this he caused the boy's
EXTRADITION PAPERS WANTED.
To Hriug Milton Ilecksteiu to Scran
ton from New York City.
Milton Brecksteln, the Honesdale
man accused of stealing a watch and a
valuable diamond ring valued at $250
from the safe of his friend, Joseph
Oreen, the lower Lackawanna avenue
pawnbroker, Is still under arrest In
New York city.
Detective Sllverherg, of Scranton, is
at work on the case In New York
where a search for the stolen articles
has been unavailing. Pawnbroker
Oreen. will try and get from Harrls
burg papers for Breck&teln's extradi
tion. BISHOP O'HARA'S SERVICE.
Yesterday Finished His 30th Year ns
Bishop of This IHouorc.
Yesterday completed the twenty
ninth year that Bishop O'Hara has
served as the head of tho Scranton dio
cese of the Catholic church, and in
honor of the event the venerable prelate
was yesterday being congratulated
from many sources.
Bishop O'Hara, though 83 years old,
Is in excellent health, bodily and men
tally and shows no disposition to re
linquish the active duties he has fol
lowed so many years in this diocese.
For n Nervo Tonic
Use Horsford's Acid Phosphate.
Dr. II. M. Harlow, Augusta, Me.,
says: "I regard It as one of the best
remedies in all cases In which the sys
tem requires an acid and a nerve
Try tho Crystal Lnundry.
Thoy are giving great satisfaction.
Send telephone, postal or stop the white
wagon, and havo them call and show
you what nice work Is. 341 and 343
Lehigh Viillcv Knilrond.
For International Convention Ep
worth League, at Toronto, Ont., July
15-18th, tho LehVjh Valley Railroad
will mako low excursion rates from all
stations. Faro one way for the round
trip. Choice of either all rail, or water
routes from Lewlston or Port Dal
housle. Tickets on sale July 14 and 15th, good
for return until July 24 with privilege
of stop-over on tho return trip at Ni
agara Falls, within final limit of ticket.
Hoooth Chemical Co., 18 firm
marrolo-jn euro for
iom. It Is harmless.
drurelst", or writ
nfnorn i nemimi uo., no liroauwnv. New York.
YVLl HTFORMATIOIf GLADLY MAttEO FREE.
CITY ASSESSHENT, 1897.
$l,3i7,300!J252,7aJ3,9102,107$9,426l042l4,3S7 W,720,495J1,120,97620,S73,I28 123,269,051
IS NOW COMPLETE
Some Interesting Figures Gleaned from
THERE WAS A DIQ BOOM IN BUILDING
Vnluntion Increased $090,810, but
This Is Only n .Mnrlicr to What It
Would Have Hccn Had thn Special
Now mid (Icncral Assessment Hccn
Allowed to Stnnd-oIIicvclG Is Not
Driving Out the Horse by Any
Mcnii--'Coiiimrisons and Com
ments. Tho accompanying table shows a
summary of the city assessment com
pleted by Assessors Fowler, Dawson
and FIckus, yesterday. In the last
column will he found the "total assess
ment" made under the appraisement
ordered by the board of revision and
appeals but afterwards knocked out by
Tho Increase In valuation over 1S9G
is $C90.S40. The Increase In 189G over
1S8C was $318,167. Had the special as
sessment stojd the Increase over 189G
would have been $3,0S6,370. Th2 In
crease in. the Eighth ward alone would
have been $713,320, or J22.4S0 more than
the total Increase In the present as
scssmsnt oer that of 1S9G. A com
parison of tho "regular" and "special"
assessment totals paralleled In the last
two columns of the table will show
how the assesors Intended to equalize
the valuations. The regular assess
ment Is nothing more or less than the
1896 valuations with new Improvements
The defeat of the special assesment
deprives the city of revenue to the ex
tent of $30,CC3.D7 and the school board
of $33,438.72. On the other hand, It
mUht be, Incidentally remarked It
saves the taxpayers just that mui'h in
In addition to the figures given In the
table the assessors returns show tint
there are 3,997 horses In the city and
.'94 cows. There Isn't a cow at all In
the Twentieth ward, only one In the
Eighth and two apiece In the Sixth
The Eighth ward of course leads in
valuation. It Is said there are only
two wards In tho state that have a
greater valuation, one In Pittsburg and
one in Philadelphia, The Eighteenth
word has the least valuation.
That this city Is growing is evidenced
by the fact that tile number of build
ings not counting barns and outhouses,
was in 1896, 12,627. This year's assess
ment shows 14,387, a most remarkable
Increase. Dogs are decreasing or pos
sibly the assessors are growing Ipss
vigilant. In 189C there were 2,624. This
year's returns account for only 2,407.
The bicycle Is not crowding out the
horse by any means. In 1896 there
were 3.S89. This jear there are 3,997.
ARRANGEMENTS UNDER WAY.
World's Championship Pool .Match
Ilcgins ToOIorrow Night.
Carpenters are busy nt the Academy
of Music arranging for th'o pool tour
nament. The table will be set on a
platform now being erected Just In
front of the stage, four or five rows of
seats having been taken out to make
room for It. Rows of seats In rising
tiers are being erected on the stage
and these with the nearer balcony
chairs will "be quite as desirable as any
in the pit.
The table upon which the game Is
to be played will be set up today by
the Urunswlck-Balke company, which
controls all championship games by
reason of having inaugurated the
contests and presented tho $175 medal.
The table is sent on from New York
CLOSING PRICES ON
UK 11 ISIS
Splendid assortment of .Stylish
Waists, all at reduced prices.
Fine lino of Sample Parasols at
greatly reduced prices.
and an expert Is also furnished to set
The referee and other officials will bo
selected today upon tho arrival of
Clearwater from Pittsburg. George
Rackus hns been made custodian of
the wary balls to be used In the game
and neither of the contestants, or for
that matter, anybody else, Is allowed
to practice with or even inspect them
until the game Is called.
The game Is to be for 600 points, 200
points a night. It will begin tomorrow
night and continue Thursday and Fri
day. The stakes nre $300 and all the
gate receipts and the possession of the
Clearwater won the medal in the Sy
racuse tournament In 1S95. Keogh
tried to arrest it from him at Pittsburg
later In the same year but failed. The
game was the closest and most excit
ing played In the history of the cham
pionship series. Keogh had one ball to
run and Clearwater three to make the
necessary 600. Keogh was left safe
but made a try for a very difficult shot.
The "ball wabbled In the Jaws of the
pocket but refused to topple In. Clecsf
water easily made threo and retained
Later however he lost It to Do Oro,
the Cuban crack. Do Oro was chal
lenged by Stewart, of Philadelphia,
but while in training he was taken ill
and ns he could not meet his challeng
er, within forty days as the rules re
quire, he had to forfeit the champion
ship and medal. Eby, of Springfield,
Ohio, had first cal for a contest with
Stewart and defeated him in New York
in May. Keogh challenged tho winner
while the game was on and won as
will be remembered In a walk. Clear
water had posted a challenge to the
winner and Keogh was compelled to
give him a chance to retrieve his lost
This battle will be tho greatest of
them all, as Keogh and Clearwater are
acknowledged to be tho best pair In
the business, Do Oro rating a danger
Keogh feels confident of winning and
as an earnest of this confidence has
offered to make a side bet of any rea
sonable nmount In addition to the $130
a side, which the rules require shall
AMSBURV AOAIN ARRESTED.
En-Saloon Keeper Is Having His Own
Share of Uother.
Last Saturday the executors' of tho
estate of the late Dr. B. H. Throop
Issued an execution against Frank
Amsbry on a $1,500 Judgment. This
amount the doctor had loaned him,
taking as security a bill of sale on his
hotel fixtures, personal effects, etc.
When the sheriff went over the list of
articles enumerated In the bill of saJe
he found that nearly all of them were
When this was reported to the exec
utors of the estate they caused Ams
bry's arrest on a charge of larceny
by bailee. Ho was taken before Alder
man Millar, where he gave bail In the
sum of $1,000 foi his appearance next
WIELDED A SHOVEL HANDILY.
Dlatthew lUnlin, Jr., Foils His Fellow
Laborer, Andrew Polenski.
Two laborers engaged In excavating
for Dr. Thomson's new hospital, on
Wyoming avenue, became embroiled In
a dispute yesterday morning and one
of them, Matthew Malta, Jr., struck the
other, Andrew Polenskl, over the head
with a shovel, inflicting an ugly gash.
Malla was arrested by Sergeant
Ridgeway and locked up in tho central
station house. During the afternoon he
was given a hearing by Mayor Bailey
and lined $5, which he paid.
Four clear Havana cigars for 25
cents and tha best 5-cent cigar In
the valley Is the Court House; made
of pure Havana filler and Havana
wrappers, Imported directly to F. Ar
mengol's Little Cuban Cigar factory,
221 Washington avenue, opposite court
We will continue giving the
greatest bargains in stylish fab
rics, several cases of now goods
now open. Fine assortment of
At reduced prices.
during this hot
weather, try one of
stone our Flemish Stone
water Coolers, Pure, eas-
coolers iiy cleaned and low
Purify your drink
ing water with a
btone r liter and
All sizes, from
$2.50 up. Cheapest,
For Home, Office, Store
Millar & Peck,
134 WYOMING AVENUE.
Wnlk in and look around
at travel-quick prices. How
satisfactory it is to travel with
up-to-date trunk or bag. We
name below specials that give
you some idea. The assort
ment is large, however.
Always ready to hold a lot and
and costs little. A 23 Inch-lonj; one,
leather corners 'and wide leather
Lots of kinds. Here's one, canvass
covered, brass locks, 10 hard wood
slats, a inside boxes, lined, 2 steel
straps all round, steel corners,
Just the thing for those that don't
want a big trunk. We have them up
to S8. We are selling a lot like this.
33 inch, canvass covered, lined, steel
bound, brass lock,
Special value in all leather ac,
brass trimmings, leatherette lined,
sixteen inches long. English club
The best for the money is here, good
size strongly sewed, brass hinges and
trimmings, steel frame, good for years
The Rexford Co.,
303 Lack. Ave.
Than Ever Be
415 and 417
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton.
Greater bargains than
ever offered you be
fore. MAIN FLOOR,
TANGLE FOOT STICKY FLY
rAPEH, the best rnado. Sold
overywlioro 5 cont3 sheet.
Sale price, 2 double sheets, 4C
TIN TOP JELLY GLASSES, .'
Sale price, 24o
1 cent nniccc up
MASON OR LIGHTNING FRUIT
JAKS, at lowest market prices.
Fill IT JAU RUBBERS,
TIN WASH BOWLS, largo
sizo, worth 10 cents, Salo
14 QUART DISH PAN, mado
in one pieco. Was 19 cents.
Sale price, 9o
10 QUART BLACK DISH
PAN, extra strong made. Was
19 cents. Sale prico, 10c
0 QUART SPRINKLERS,
painted green. Zinc vaao.
Was 21 cents. Salo prico, 190
310 Lackawanna Ave.
is sold in nearly every city in tho
United States for $15.00. It is
built up in layers and will nob
mat. It is soft, clean, healthful,
elastic and durable. 1 havo mado
special arrangements to handlo
this, host of all mattresses, in
Scranton and am now ablo to sell
It is a far better mattress for
complete rest than tho best hair
mattress, which cost from $25.00
Your inspection is earn
D. I. PHILLIPS,
507 Linden Street.
BOARD OP TRADE BU1LDINO.
THE KEELEY GUI
Why let your boms and bmlness 1) destroy
ed through stronpr drink or morphia, whes
you can be oared in (our wookj at the Eaelsy
Institute, 7X8 Madlsou avenue. Scranton, Pa.
The Cure Will Bear Investigation.
FIRE ASSORTMENT OF
Suitable for Warm Weather.
Cool, Comfortable, Stylish
Our prices aro not high.