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TIT.E SORANTOIT TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORSTJSTGr, JULY f2T, 189T.
Easy to save shoe
A few more of those
wonderful $i.oo Oxford
Ties are here for prompt
How we're able to sell
such good shoes for so
little is what's worrying
our competitors and
pleasing our patrons.
SCHANK & SPENCER,
410 SPRUCE STREET.
Linen Slip Covers mado
for parlor furniture
Visit our Drapery De
partment, the largest and
most completo in tins
part of the state.
A temporary peach platform la being
erected at the Delaware, Lackawanna
und Wt stern depot.
Street Commit s loner Dunning will start
a gang of men at work repairing West
JIarltet stteet this niormng.
Anton IJushnlak, who has. been pervlnjr
u term of three years In the Uastorn
lienltentlaiy for felonious wounding, was
released on Jlor.day.
The building at 613 Inekawanna avenue,
owned bv V. 3. Nichols, has been sold to
Attorney II. M. Hannah. The structurQ
was formcily occupied by Kooto & Shear.
A liorxe aw red by William McAndrew,
a Xoith Und huckster, dropped flood at
I.aekawnnna nnd Wyoming avenues yes
teiday afternoon. It wan removed to
Htwltt's desiccating works.
IHWo readings on Kphealans by H. S.
MIlLeig, of Syracuse, N. Y., In Gopel
Tabernacle, Jefferson avenue, Dunmore,
Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 SO
The iureral of Mrs. James Manley will
bo held from her home on North Wash
ington ucnuo at 10 o'clock Thursday
mo! nlng. Services v ill bo held at St.
1'aul's church, Green Kldge.
John T. Swayze, charged by Jermyn &
Duffy with attempting to defraud cred
itors, waived a hearing and entered ball
In tho sum of JSOO for his abearance at
court when arraigned before Alderman
Don't forget to go with Mrs. W. F.
Hallstead lodge excursion to IllnghanHon
tomorrow. Trains leave Delaware, Lack
aw anna and Western depot at 9 a. m.;
return, leave Uinghamton at E.W p. m.
Tickets, adults J1.23; children CO cents.
Joseph Berne and John Smith were ar
rested yesterday at Lackawanna by Spe
cial Officer George W. Kern for stealing a
rldo on a Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western train. Alderman Howe sent
them to tho county Jail for twenty days
In default of $5 line.
Leon Olchefski was Tcleased from tho
county Jail yesterday for a second time.
Mrs. Olohefbkl succeeded In Inducing Ig
natz Prutz, a South Side contractor, to
o her husband's ball and yesterday he
qualified before Judge Cur.ster In the
sum of J1.G00 to answer for Olohefskl's
fippcaranco at court when tho case against
nun cnnrging arson is called.
Morris Sargeant, of Moscow, yesterday
entered ball In the sum of J20O to answer
nt court a chargo of Ashing on Sunday.
It was preferred by Alaslsln Depew, of
the samo place. 13. J. Khrgood becamo
Sargeant's bondsman. The latter says he
was walking nlong the Roaring brook n
short time ago and saw a laige trout
floating on tho wnter. Ho ptekod It up
nnd carried It home For that no was ar.
Tho will of Daniel H. Jonos, lato or this
city, was admitted to probata yesterday
and letters testamentary granted to John
II. Fellows and Thomas F. Morgan. Tho
will of Mrs. Maty 'McCarthy wbb admitted
to probate and letters testamentary
granted to UellndaSlatterv. In tho estate
of Marlon McKay, late of Scranton, let
ters of administration were granted to
Maigaiet Worrall. In the estate of Will,
lam Price, late of Scranton, letters of ad
ministration were granted to Iaac TrlcA
Hayes's orchestra at Farvlew today.
Dr. C. C. Sapp, dentist. 134 Wyoming'
avenue, opposite Hotel Jermyn,
Nice sour ones for do
ing up. This (Monday)
morning. Get what you
want; you may not be
able to find any later.
THE SGRBNTON GASH STORE.
F, P, PljICE, Agent,
SMITHS ANSWER THE
BILL OF FELLOWS
Alnkc Specific Replies to All of tlic Alle
gations It Contain.
TRUTH OF S0A1B ARE ADA1ITTDD
The Accuracy of tlio Statements of
l'licts in tlic .Majority of tho l'urn
C nip lis Ii (Questioned nnd In Some
Instances It Is Denied Thnt There
Is Any Truth Whatever in Whnt
.Mr. I'ollows Snys in tho Kill
The answer of Cornelius Smith and
son, John Stanley Smith, who aro de
fendants In an ejectment suit brought
by Joseph Fellows, wob filed yesterday
by James Mnhon, attorney for the de
fendants. It Is as follows:
To the Honorable Judges of Bald Court:
Tho Joint and several answers of Corne
lius Smith nnd John Stanley Smith, de
fendants, to the plaintiff's bill ot com
plaint. 1. Tho first paragraph of plaintiff's bill
Is true, excepting u to the value of the
property, ot which tho rtofendants aio not
2. The second paragraph Is tine.
3. The third paragraph, excepting the al
legation that the plaintiff was at any
time In actual want. Is true.
4. The fourth paragiaph, excepting so
far as it alleges the giving of the Judgment
note, and the consddoratlon therefor, and
Its entry, to No. 1003 October term, 16S9,
Is not true, as therein alleged. It Is true,
according to the written agreements made
and executed between the plaintiff nnd
Cornelius Smith, that upon tho recovery
of tho property described In the bill, he
would receive upon the said note a credit.
In all amounting to the sum of sixty-eight
hundred dollars. Hut It Is not true, that
ho would receive a credit of said amount
for his conveyance to Cornelius Smith of
an undlvldod half part of said property.
The tenor and effect of said written agree
ment, reference being thereto had, will
more fully appear, Is that upon tho said
conveyunco to the said Cornelius Smith,
tho plaintiff would receive a credit on
(.aid note of live thousand dollars and nf
tcrwnrds upon his conveyance to John
Stanley Smith, he would receive a credit
In the sum of eighteen hundred dollars.
And therefore, tho total amount of credit
ngreed to bo given on the snld note for
the above stated conveyances, was sixty
eight hundred dollars.
5. That the consideration of the suld
conveyance, dated September 15, 1S91, to
John Stanley Smith, was tho keeping ot
the plaintiff from tho date of said convey
ance until tho termination of his action
of ejectmont for the recovery ot the sali
property, and the payment to him of two
thouisanJ dollars, without Interest, by ac
tion of ejectment. That by agreement of
plaintiff and Cornelius Smith the said
two thousand dollars was to bo paid by
said Smith, by alloying the plaintiff a
credit on tho said note in the sum of
eighteen hundred dollars, and a credit
for two thousand dollars, which sum said
Smith had pilor to the said conveyance
advanced to the plaintiff
0. That the entire consideration for tho
said coneyance, dated September 15, 1SP1,
has betn paid In the manner following to
wit: lly Cornelius Smith advancing pi lor
to said conveyance to the plaintiff the
sum of two hundred dollars. Uy tho
plaintiff claim and receiving a credit on
said note, of the said eighteen hundted
dollars. By CornellU3 Smith roomlnT.
boarding nnd clothing tho plalntllf from
the date of said coneyance to about
April 1, 1SS7, at an nverag'j cost ot twenty
three dolUrs per month.
7. That plaintiff's deed to John Stanley
Smith for the property In question, was
recorded on tha llfth day of February,
1K)7. That on the sixth da) of February.
1197, tho plaintiff in tho case of Corne
lius Smith vs. Joseph Fellows, No. 701,
September term, 1S91, which ca&o was an
amlcablo revival of tho Judgment en
tered on .ild note, tiled In 3ald case n pe
tition wherein ho claimed credit on sali
Judgment, in the sum of $J.SOO. and ten
dered to Cornelias Smith the sum of M2iM
as tho balance due on said Judgment, anl
paid tho same Into court as ufoiesald, on
which he obtained a rulo to show caiihe
why tho Judgment should not be marked
satisfied. That the tender as aforesaid
was continued, and on tho third day of
July, 1897, the tender was accepted and
paid, and the credits on said note as
claimed In plaintiff's petition allowed.
Reference to the said case being had will
more fully and at large appear.
8. That tho action of the pliintlff, in
forcing the defendants by an adverse pro
ceeding, to pay him the balance of tho
consideration for the said property by
means of having a cr.edlt of $1,600 nllowed
on tho Judgment, constitutes an election
on the part of the plaintiff to take tho
conaiderxtlon and not tho property, by
which he Is estopped and precluded from
a recovery of tho said property.
THAT FIFTH PARAGRAPH.
9. Tho fifth paragraph Is not true ns
therein alleged. The proposition to con
vey and undivided half of his interest in
the balance of his property for his keep
ing until tho termination of his action of
ejeotmont was first mado by tho plalntllf,
and by Corntllus Smith rojected us made.
Afterwaids the following proposition was
agreed on. The plaintiff would convey to
John Stanley Smith an undivided half In
terest In the balance of slid property,
In consideration of Cornelius I'mlth al
lowing his credit for S20v. money already
advanced to him, and also allowing him a
credit of $1,800 on tho Judgment note,
and to keep, support und clothe him.
washing Included, until the termination
ot his action of ejectment. And defend
ants aver that tho $15 per month was
spoken of, only as fixing a limit on tho ex
penditures of the plaintiff for each month
for board. The deed was drawn in accord
ance with tho aforesaid agreement, tho
plalntllf read It over, and without any ob
jection signed, acknowledged and dellv
eied it to Cornelius. Smith.
10. The sixth paragraph Is not true as
therein alleged. All money paid by Cor
nelius Smith to tho plaintiff, on his de
mand, fiom September 15, 1891, to March,
1897, wns paid on account of the agree
ment nnd conveyance of September 15,
1S91. The said aFrcement nnd conveyance,
wns not rescinded, and Cornelius Smith
did not ngree to rescind ot destroy said
deed of conveyance. Tne facts are as fol
low: About two or three months after
the verdict In the action of ejectment,
which was on January 2(1, 1892, rendered
against the plaintiffs, Cornellub Smith
said to the plaintiff, that for him to carry
the caso to the Supremo court, nnd sup
port him was too much of a load for him
to carry; that he had told him that his
son In the west was rich; that If he would
go to his eon In the west, and If he
would keep him until tho termination of
the action of ejectment, he would glo
him the money to go, and havo John
Stanley Smith deed back to him tho prop
erty ho conveyed to him Plaintiff re
plied that his wife had so prejudiced his
children against him that his son would
not keep him, Mr. Smith replied, "well
you go there and try, I will glvo you suf
ficient money to go there and back."
This ho agreed to do. Mr. Smith gave
him $52, and ho started to go to his son In
the west, In two or three weeks he re
turned Mr. Smith, saying his son would
not keep him. Mr. Smith then said. "Mr.
Fellows, why cannot you go out In tho
country to some former and work for
your board until the case Is ended," Ho
replied he was too eld to work, and could
not do that. Mr. Smith then said. "Mr.
Fellows you havo In your time paid a great
deal of taxes, und there Is nothing wrong
In your going to tho poor house until the
caso Is ended, nnd this would be the best
thing you could do, because It the prop
erty Is recovered, you would then have a
half Interest In It, Instead of a quarter In
terest." He replied that "ho would never
go! to the pcor house; ho would rather die
In the Btreet: that his family had all
turned him out! all he wanted in tho
proporty was a quarter Interest: that
would more than support him during his
life." To which Mr. Smith Bald, "Mr.
Felows, if you will not adopt cither cf
my suggestions, as I will not turn you
out; you leave me no choice but to con
tinue to keep you ns I havo been doing
under our agreement." Ho replied, "that
Is what I want you td do; If you recover
tho property, you will bo well paid. If
you do not, you will havo done a great
charity." This, nearly In words, and
strictly In substance, Is all that was cvjr
said about either our agreements or tho
deed of conveyance. Mr. Smith continued
and kept tho plaintiff ns he had previous
ly been keeping him, until he sold out his
Interest In tho property, and loft Sir,
Smith about April 1, 1897.
11. Tho seventh paragraph Is not true
as therein nlleged.
12. Tho eighth paragraph Is not true.
Cornelius Smith took no undue, unfair
or unlawful advantage of his relations
with the plaintiff, or of his condition and
situation In accepting from him the said
conveyance, nnd did not act In bad faith
In recording tho conveyance aforesaid,
or in not destioylng It, and the plaintiff
Is not Justly or equitably entitled to havo
the same cancelled, nnd to have a recon
veyance of tho said premises from tho de
13, And defendants aver that In May,
1892, after the plaintiff returned from his
son In tho west, they were ready and will
ing, and so informed tho plaintiff to con
vey to him the property In question, on
condition that ho would support himself
until tho termination of his action of
ejectment. That the plaintiff then and
there refused this offer, nnd elected to
confirm tho snld deed of conveyance
and dlj then and there confirm It, and af
ter such confirmation, and after receiv
ing tho consideration for said conveyance,
he Is estopped from the recovery of tho
14. Tho defendants further aver that be
sides tho cost ot keeping the said plain
tiff, tho plaintiff during the time of his
keeping, was In habit of getting Intoxi
cated nbout three times a year, and each
of these intoxications would continue
from two to six weeks; that during ench
of such Intoxications the plaintiff woutd
expend money belonging tijj Cornelius
Smith, in tho purchase of wnisky, in tne
sum of from twenty to forty dollars. In
this manner he expended money belong
ing to said Smith, to tho amount of about
eight hundred dollars. And further his
Intoxications as aforesaid, in and around
tho office ot s.ld Smith, for the tlmo
aforesaid, Injured and damaged the said
Smith's profeeslcnal business to the ex
tent of five thousand dollnrs, and while
tho plaintiff's habits as aforesaid wete
both disagreeable and cxpensUe, yet tho
said Smith was forced to either put up
with it, or turn tho plaintiff Into the
15. That tho plalntllf does not a'.lcgo In
his bill that he has any title or interest
In tho property In quctlon. And In truth
at and before tho filing of said bill, the
plalntllf had no title or Interest In said
propel ty, he huvlng about the 25th dny of
March, 1S97, by deed dulv executed and re
corded In deed book US, page 165, etc.,
conveyed his entire title nnd Interest In
tho said property to Horatio N. Patrick,
referenco being thereto had, will more
fully and at large appear, and theioforo
tho plaintiff having not title or Interest
In tho property in question. Is not entitled
to any relief whatever.
That tho defendants nro Informed nnd
bellevo that plaintiff hap a full, adequato
and completo remedy at law, and his bill
Is an ejectment LIU, and as such It ought
to be dismissed!
EFFECT NOT YET FELT.
lint, il'boXt Conl Strike Continues, It
Soon Will He.
The Philadelphia Stockholder has
this to say about the strike among
the bituminous miners and Its effect
on the anthracite coal ttade:
"Material effect of the strike of bit
uminous coal miners Is as yet scarcely
perceptible in the hard coal sltuutlon.
The general condition of the trade Is
obviously bettering from day to day.
It Is gratifying to note that tho lead
ing companies are determinedly oppos
ing any large augmentation of output
on account of the soft-coal strike. A
policy ahat would lead to large In
crease in production would embarrass
the facilities of the carrying companies
and endanger a temporary glut of the
market. Should the strike be pro
longed for ten days or two weeks, the
exhaustion of supplies at western
points may divert soft-coal from the
seaborn d markets and thus create a
heavy demand for anthracite. Such a
protraction of the labor troubles would,
also give rise to a call for anthracite
Fteam sizes at the west, but unfortun
ately tho supply of anthracite steom
sizes Is not equal to the demands of Its
The Inadequate output of pea, buck
wheat and rice sizes has hitherto been
commented upon in these columns.
For a number of years the anthracite
producers exerted themselves to create
a demand for what was formerly re
garded as a by-product, that Is the
sizes Inferior to chestnut, Having In
duced a large number of consumers of
bituminous conl and of the larger an
thracite sizes to make alterations In
their tiring appliances necessary to the
change ot fuel, It was found that the
cheap small coal could not be obtained
in sufllcient quantities to meet the de
mand. It Is conceded that these sizes can
be obtained and delivered at a moder
ate profit by washing them out of the
culm banks, but the companies have
declined to avail themselves of this
means to any Important extent. Unless
some way shall be found to place
steam sizes of anthracite In the eas
tern markets upon a parity of value
with bituminous, and In sufficient vol
ume to meet the demand, soft coal will
resume Its Inroads as soon as the
strike troubles are well over."
IT WILL BE WORTH ATTENDING.
Will n Hcnring Thnt Is to Take l'lnco
Last Thursday Mrs. G. T. Jennings'
of the South Side, was arrested on a
warrant from Alderman Millar's of
fice for throwing coal at her neigh
bor, Mrs. Michael Madden. She gave
ball to answer at court and keep the
peace In tho meantime, but yesterday
again threw coal, Mrs. Madden alleges,
and one of the pieces she futther al
leges struck her on tho knee.
Mrs. Jennings was arrested again
and when taken bofore Alderman Mil
lar she had Mrs. Madden arrested for
being a common scold, mnklng threats,
assault and battery and killing chick
ens, Hoth hearings will take place
tonight at 7 o'clock.
The "killing of chickens" caused all
the bother. Mrs. Jennings' chickens
wandered over Into Mrs. Madden's
yard and she slew a couple of them.
MAYOR APPROVES OF TUBAL
Two Important lonsurcs Which IIo
.Sn IIo Will Sien.
Mayor Ilalley stated Monday that
ho will approve the resolution chanu
Ins the name of the municipal building
to city hall, and the ordinance pro
vldlns for the remodelling' of the Cen
tre btreet station house.
Theso measures are now before him
and will receive his signature as soon
as he Is satisfied that there ls,no legal
ODstacIo to their approval.
Don't miss the Llederkranz excursion
to Farvlew Tuesday, July 27. Music by
WAS TIRED OF A
Casper Souper Shoots Himself at the
SAT ON HIS INVALID WIFE'S BED
Old Age, Sickness nnd Poverty Drives
Him to tho lccd--Wns Despondent
ol l,ntc nnd Itcmnrked Thnt He
Wns Tired of Llfc--Hov He Got
the Kcrolvcr In Not ICnown--Hnp-posed,
However, That He Cnnie by
It In Some Mnnnor While Out on a
Casper Souper, a 70-year-old pauper
at tho Hillside Home, blew out his
brains In the presence of his Invalid
wife In the female ward of that Insti
tution, a little before noon yesterday.
Souper and his wife have been ln
mates of the home since July 13, 1892,
occupying the same room in the wo
men's building. She Is a helpless In
valid, and he 1b debilitated from slok
ness and old nge. Recently he had been
despondent and only last Monday was
heard to remark that he was tired of
life, and that he would kill himself
only for his wife.
Just before dinner time yesterday,
while sitting on the side of his wife's
bed, he pulled a 32-callbre revolver
from his pocket, and placing the muz
zle In his mouth pulled the trigger.
The bullet entered his brain, and when
the attaches of the house arrived on
the scene they found the old man's
corpse stretched across the bed, thf
blood from his frightfully lacerated
mouth reddening the bed clothes and
spurting over the Insensible body of
his unfortunate wife.
He was removed at once and word
sent to Coroner Longstreet. The cor
oner wertt there during the afternoon,
but after a short Investigation decid
ed that no Inquest was necessary.
How Souper secured the revolver, or
how long ho has had It In his posses
sion, Is a mystery. He had the privilege
of going out when he chose, and fre
quently when feeling better than usual
went on long walks. The lst time was
fix weeks ago, and it Is supposed he
then secured the revolver.
Souper and his wife formerly lived
on the West Side. The wife was great
ly affected by the shock, and It Is
feared serious consequences will fol
low. LEX0W AT MIN00KA.
Investigation of Chnrgcs Mndo
Agninst the School Hoard.
There was a meeting of the Lacka
wanna township auditors last evening
in McDonough's hall to inquire Into the
accounts of the school board. For some
time all sorts of rumors have been
current In the township about the al
leged extravagance of the school direc
tors during the year 1S9C and this led to
the investigation by tho auditors.
The first bill to undergo nn Investi
gation was one from Mulherln & Judge,
lumliT dealers, for repairs at No. 3
school. The bookkeeper of the firm
was present and explained the nature
of the work done. The bill was ob
jectea to as exorbitant.
A bill for repairs at No. S school by
Thomas Kelly, in the sum of J18G, was
laid over for further Investigation, as
the man who performed the work was
nbsent. Another repairing bill at No.
3 was closelv questioned and also laid
Patrick Hlgglns, an ex-director, was
swern In regard to a bill for painting
at No. 3 by Rotiert Drlscoll. He was
subjected to a rigid cross-examination
by Mr. Watson, but nothing damaging
William Linn, another painter, was
next sworn. His bill was In the sum
of $127. James Mangan, one of the
auditors, alleged that Linn told him
that he only received a little over one
hundred dollars. Witness denied mak
ing such a statement and Informed Mr.
Watron that he did not tell Mangan
anything of the kind.
The next sworn wns John Mulherln.
His evidence was very conflicting.
The Investigation then adjourned,
owing to lateness of the hour, until
next Tuesday evening. M. J. Donahoe
was present to look after the Interests
of the school directors.
PEACEMAKER GOT THE WORST OF IT.
.lIc.Mchols Brothers Murderously As
sault Thoinns Iiolnnd.
The West Side police nre looking for
John and W. J. MeNlchoIs, Luzerne
street brothers, who made a murder
ous assault on a neighbor, Thomas
Roland, In a saloon over that way Sun
iiolnnd aroused their wrath by Inter
fering to save a man they were about
to whlu and was repaid for his good
ofllces by having his head cut open in
several places with beer bottles.
The warrant for their arrest was
sworn cat before Alderman Millar,
We have just received a very large purchase of Summer Goods. Every
thing; new and fresh. Styles and effects that have not been shown in town.
WHITE Ai LR COLOR
PIQUES A! DOCKS
0 and 12Jc
Nainsook and Lace
Plisse. 15c Goods,
Moniay, but although a thorough
search has been made the assailant!
have not vet been found.
DRAKEMAN FELL TO HIS DEATH.
James P. Duncan, of linn! illnttch
Chunk, Killed on the Central.
Tho mangled remains pf James P.
Duggnn, of East Mauch Chunk, a Jer
sey Central brakeman, wore found be
tween the tracks near Taylor, at day
break yesterday morning.
Ho wan employed on freight train
No, 416 which left the Scranton sta
tion atfli.lO o'clock yesterday morning.
When the train arrived at WUUcb
Barre he failed to turn up and his crew
became alarmed for hla safety, flearch
was forthwith begun and at about 4
o'clock his dead body was found as
described. It Is supposed he fell be
tween the cars while walking over
the train, through a misstep or a Bud
den lurch of the car on which ho
might have been standing.
The remains were removed to Davis'
undertaking establishment and after
being viewed by Coroner Longstreet,
were sent to his former home. Duugan
was 31 years of age and married.
IT MAY BE STEIN.
Is Sold to Be Scheduled for the
Office of Chief of the Bureau
of Mines and Mining.
One of the Important bills .passed by
the last state legislature and signed by
tho governor Is the law creating the
Bureau of Mines and Mining. The bill
that passed the legislature and secured
the approval of the governor was
fathered by Representative Mansfield,
of Beaver. It provides for an appoint
ive officer, to he known ns the chief of
the bureau, an assistant and a messen
ger. The salaries of the three amount
to $4,700. The law also provides that
the Governor shall appoint the chief
within thirty days after the final pas
sage, so that he must make his selec
tion within a few days.
"The position 1b one of dignity and
responsibility, requiring a man ot wide
experience and In faithfully carrying
out the duties he will find thnt the office
Is not a sinecure. There have been a
number of men mentioned for the posi
tion, but of them all there Is only one,
who Is eminently fitted in every par
ticular for the Important post," says
the Pottsvllle Miner's Journal. "This
Is William Stein, who Is now serving
his second term as mine inspector of
tho Sixth Shenandoah district.
"The Miners' Journal has It from re
liable authority that Mr. Stein Is to bo
the appointee and that he has had tho
support of the leading politicians of the
state, besides the Influence and recom
mendations of men of prominence in
various walks of life. Mr. Stein, ns
chief of the bureau of mines and min
ing will have a smaller salary than
as mine Inspector, but the new posi
tion will practically be permanent for,
while he is appointed for four years.
it Is not likely the chief will be changed
by any governor succeeding Governor
Hastings except for cause. We were
unable to reach Mr. Stein lost evening
arid so cannot state authoritatively
that he wdll accept the office, but from
n good cource we have learned that
the poslttlon is to be tendered htm "
Inspector Stein i3 the father of Dr.
James Stein of this city. He was
chairman of the commission of mine
inspectors that inquired into the oausi
of the Twin shaft disaster at Plttston.
.tlnry Lucie Charges
Dniighter with I'rnud.
Mrs. Mary Savannah, of Avoca,
charged by her Tilnety-year-old moth
er, Mrs. Mary Lucie, with defrauding
her out of her property was given a
hearing before Alderman Millar yes
terday and held In $1,000 ball for her
appearance at court.
It Is charged against the defendant
that she took advantage of her moth
ers' ignorance and helplessness to se
cure iossesslon of a house and two lots
on the South Side and then mortgaged
the property for $1,100.
RELEASED FROM THE "PEN."
Aflnr Hiishnnk Finishes n Two Years
nnd Nine Months' Term.
Afton Bushnak was discharged from
the Eastern penitentiary yesterday af
tr serving two years and nine mom ha
for felonious wounding, He was fen
terced to three years on October K-.
1194, by Judge Ounster, but had three
months cut off his term for good behav
ior. Hushnak's crime was th-it of vic
iously using a knife on a fellow coun
trymonl, Stephen Upkai, during a
drunken quarrel In Carbondale.
GOT OFF MIGHTY EASY.
Colored Hoy Who Writcf. l'octry and
Stenls Hides Wns Arretted.
George Nichols, a 15-year-old colored
boy, who writes poetry, but whose real
offense was stealing a ride on the Del
aware, Lackawanna nnd Western road,
The Very Proper Thing.
Just What You Are Looking For.
Very large even checks
and stripes, in. percales,
batistes, organdies, mulls,
wns arraigned before Alderman Mil
lar yesterday by Special Officer Dur
um, who enptured him an he was going
through thin city bound from Buffalo
to New York.
The alderman let him go upon his
promise to quit the city afoot Inside
of two hours. During his hearing he
created no end of merriment by fram
ing his answers In rhyme.
280 XX White Envelopes for 17c. at 3e.
Store, 623 Lack'n. ave.
Flatulence Is cured by BEBCHAM'S
Everyond knows what a Mason
jar is, but everyono docs not know
tn at mere is a umcrenco in juoson
The patents have expired, and
tho ono that makes tho poorest
jar makes tho cheapest.
Wo don't Keep that kind. Tho
best is the cheapest. A can of
fruit spoiled by ono poor jar will
buy you a dozen good ones.
Pint) Quart nnd Vj Gullon Sizes.
Millar & Peck,
131 WYOMING AVENUE.
Walk in and look around
Has been replenished with
many beautiful designs in
Berry, Salad and Fruit Dish
es, Cake and Bread Plates.
To fully appreciate them you
must learn the prices.
Leaf Shape, united in
delicate colors, trim
med with gold. . Ought
to be $1.48. Willie
they last for 9Sc.
Gold stipled edge,
hand decorated; they
are well worth 48c.
Bought more than we
These must go nt 25c.
Is still alive to
and have in
stock the fa
mous picture, St. Cecilia, with gold
frame, gold mat. Size 20x24
With China globes,
are very much in
style. We just re
ceived a new con
signment, too many styles to quote
all of them. One style Is Brass
Base.China Bowl and China Globe.
Will sell easily for $3.8!).
The Rexford Co.,
303 Lacka. Ave.
415 and 417
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Pa.
310 Lackawanna Ave.
STOCK REDUCING SALE
No sham or shoddy goods
in this sale, but our regular
staple goods at Bargain
Tangle-Koot Sticky Fly I'npor 2 double
Rlieets ; 44
Child's Honeycomb Illbs wlilte na
Child's Oil Cloth lllbs na
Towels, extra largo size, l!Oxrso, worth 10c4o
Sowing Mnchlno Oil, was dc, reduced to.. ..no
lee 1'lckn, spring In handle, worth loc 4a
Glaus Tumblers reduced to '. .'.Qa
Glass Tin Top Jelly Tumblers Co
Tin SIovm, iminl price 10c. now...i 4o
.Tin or Black Iron llred 1'aus..., io
Chip Baskets 40
A large variety of other kinds at
very lowest prices.
Screen Doors, Imitation wulnut....J (I0a
Screening, for mending doors and
windows, to keep out tiles.
TnbloOil Cloth, 1 yards wide 14c yd
Stair OH Clotb, 10 In. wide, reducod to 7o yd
llammooktt nro nil reduced In price to
close out. To see them Is to Buy them.
If you really want ono, good value.
Washing Machines Don't break your
back UHlug the old-fashioned kind. -Come
look nt these, worth $5.00, re
duced to $2.09
Illrd Cages, good size 4 no
Carpet Sweepers -$1.08
$1.00 WORTH OF COODS
Delivered anywhere Hn the
city limits. Come early, for
this sale is a money-saver, to
you. More bargains than
ever offered before.
The Finest Line-of
Ever seen in Scranton. Silver
Gilt and Silver set with 'Ame
thysts, Carbuncles. Garnets
and Turquoise, mounted on
Silk, Leather and the latest
Thing, Leather covered with
May be found at
MERCEREAU & CONNELL'S,
AGENTS FOR REGINft MUSIC BOXES,
130 Wyoming Ave,
Black Raspberries, .
Home Grown Beans,
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Etc.
V. I PIERCE. PI ML Mil
FIRE ASSORTMENT OF
Soft finish goods, for
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v10man hi , .jfcfcrt
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