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'illlu feci.AiYiOfi 1 litJuJiS Jb. j liU liSlAY--MOltN LNr. JuU Itf. irt:J.
All leading teachers
"Ci F
Always makes light wholesome food.
Vre.-W faking KwJtr C:, Xf-u V;i, iucnwr to Cl.-jt.nJ Unthcrt.
Norrman& Moore
120 Wyoming Avenu
Mears & Hagen
Hare your COT. LARS starched in the cM
way, when yon can have them, done wttb sof
tillable Buttonholes for TWO CENTS EACH.
If you want
Carpets. Draperies,
Wall Paper or Window
Shades, come to us.
Wc have a full line of
goods, and our prices are
1!L7 Wyoming Ave.
Tribune i-oBihr; leaving- for tlilr
sntuiner's vncntloii can have Hielr favor-
ili gin p i- iit to thm without extra
riit, hy iiolll'vjn llil ofilre ot the tie-
.Irttrl cliaitgtM Iti thv pjitiir's uillreit.
There wtil be a regular nieetinirof Select
C'i'iiicil to-night.
Ii. 15. Potter, of Hyde Park, has bought
n lot on Columbia avenne from Arthur
T'"n Mul,lrlf?, of this city, formerly of
ti. Slii-imndnabs, Mined with Allentown
yesterday. He is a pitcher.
The excursion of the A.-cidcntal Fuud of
the Pine Brook shaft to Lake Ariel jester
terday n largely attended.
Many of tl.e foundation piers of tlin
Hot-I Jertnyu bate been completed and
biu-k it uovr betun hauled to the site.
The Catholic Choral union, of eighty
v6its u.ider the leadership of Tallin Mor
gan, will tiog at Laurel Ldill park ou
J Jiy 25.
R'MMie mission sougs-ruicethis evening.
The fioworth Lesirue chorui of the Elm
Park Methodist Episcopal cbuich will as
sist iu the t-initin?. All are welcome.
Tl;e Epwnrth Leauiie of the Simpson
Methodist Episcopal church will bold a
law ii aoiial at Jnnor Warden's new resi
dence, 1L'2 North Hyde Park avenue. The
lennUf ia uoted for their flue social nffairs
tind it U hoped that a laro crowd will at
lend. All are welcome.
The Ladies' Aid of tlio Green Ridjro Ep-tt-t
i-hnrdi, will x'wa u social on the
Lurch lawn thin evuuing. Ire oream and
caki will be served. A pleasant time is
anth ip'ifd, and a cordial iuvit.atioii is ex
teuiled to all. Should it rniu, tho social
will be defei rod until I'Vidny oveiiiiiii
Tlie fnuernl of John K. Eyous, of KI9
fifth street, who was fatally injured on
tb" D-lawaie, Lackawanna and Western
railroad on Tuesday, will take place from
)d Inie re'idouce on Fiiday nioiniuirat. W
o'clock. A htyh iv.as of i-eqniein will bo
lalebraied at M. Peter's Oat tie I ral, inter
ment being made in iiyde Park Catholic
Open All Night
at I .oh man's Spruce street.
Go with the Excdilora to New York
Au 18.
The Exrelslor Athletic club will run an
excursion to New York on .Saturday, Aug.
IS. Fare for ronud trip, ti.7. Tickets
f,.r five days, 14 55. The excursion train
will leave over the Erie and Wyoming
Valley pIctureMjne. route at 10 a. in., ar
riving at New York at fi a. m. Coney
Island, that delightful pleasure resort,
will tuminh a day's most, delighful recrea
liou. Eipbteeu honrs will be given to all
to etj iy themselves. Uatbiug suits can
be reuied ut the seashore aud an oppor
tunily afforded to ftauibol in the lovior
etiog salt water will be open to nvery
body. The lauics will be protected from
All unpleasantness and huichos can bo
brought alonif to llghtim expense, if they
so desire. The excursion will be run at a
time when tbe pleasure season will be In
it (lory. Ample accovimodution wtll be
furnished without crowding. Trains re
luming will leavo New York at II p. m.
aud reacb borne 5 o'clocV Monday morn
inu. Thus it will beseeu that no exenr
elonist need stop work at hour.
$40,000 School House No. 27.
E. L. Walter, architect, bids to be opened
this month, to be built on loiuuiuia avunue.
Lots for sale on thin avenue at low pricej
(or a brief period.
Muslo Soxss Exolusivly.
Best made. Play any desired number of
innet. uantscm & eons., tnanniacturers,
1080 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Won
derful orrbestrial organs, ouly 15 and $10.
(specialty: Old musio boxes carefully re
paired aud improved with new tunes.
'Williams k McAnully
of cookery use
" Pure",
Does Not Know What Action to Take
With Regard to the Grade
of Swetland Street.
The approach to tbe propositi Lin
Jen strt bridge from the .Swetliuxl
street bridge to Seventh street, willed
li;ia been a thorn in thV side of couu-i-ils
and the joint streets and bridges
L'ommittoe for several raoiiths, was
considered by the oommitteo naia lest
night, but without definite conclusion.
Ctihtrman Thomas and Membon Mau
ley, Sweeney, Regan, Lmier. Rons and
Battle sweltered and nr.gn'il over the
mutter for an hour luH evouing aud
titially adjonruud after deciding to let
th matter rest nutil the Linden street
bridge is under wny or complctod.
svoral tnembeiA assouied Hint the
abeyance of SJ important a quentiou
would invalidate the issuing or bridge
bonds, but it was more generally as
sumed that the present approach from
S-ventli street to Sixth street fnlly pro
tected such ii possibility.
Iu accordnuce with a resolution of
conucila.tlie city engineer bud prepared
and subuiilted to the committee u
drawiuif showing the established and
proposed 7 or U per cent. grade. The
preseut established grade of 10 9 per
cut. to the Swetland street btidce at
Ninth street is considered trcnra'Uicrtl
and the proposed gradus might bo d:mi
aga property owners as to aUo be iui
Tactic il. That is tho view taken by
the committee.
The U per cent grade would occasion
an 9 fool iilliug, or the 7 percent grndd
i lU-ioot tilliiiK or bridge ut Eighth
rtreet. The 0 per cent grade starts
froui the present established Seventh
street grade, while the 7 per cent grade
would incur nu 3 foot fill nt this noiiit.
i'roperty owners, chiefly Finch fc Bon
and E. Robinson's sons, are disposed to
opposa eitli'.T of the proposed grades or
loank lienvy dam iges.
A viaduct from the terminns of tbe
bridge at Sixth street to Ninth street
we considered by tho committee. Mr.
Phillips i xpl.iiued tluit bucIi an np
proacn would, at u rough estimate,
co-1 s3.j,00d, which, together with the
price of coudeuiued land, wouM .lUtike
the expense too great to be under
taken. The committee may decide finally to
recommend the eat&fcliebiug of an H per
cent, grade.
"From tho Banks" see Saturday's Trib.
Kext Meetlog- of til Slate Inauranoe
Men Will Be Held la Seranton.
Tho Pennsylvania Association of
Firo Insurance agents met at Harris
burg yesterday afternoon and nfter ills
cueaing firo losses and transacting rou
tine btniiiss elected tliese officers:
Preni.iont, Colonel F. L. Hitchcock,
of Scran ten; vicn presidents, W. H.
Flickluger. of Erie; Dr. B. Baeh
ler, of Hawisburg; II. B. Calder
wobd, of Tyr.nie: treainrer, G. F. P.
Wanger, Pottstown; corresponding
secretary. J. H. Mnsser, Harrisburix:
ascretary, H. ,M. Hill, Erie; rxectttive
committee, R. V. Lnce, bcranlon;
(ieorge .S Winner, biladelplita; L.
J. Van Auden, Erie; Joseph S. Hoard,
Mansfield ; J. P. Leslie, New Castle;
,lohn A. Bailsman, Lancaster; W. M.
Deisher, Reading; George C. Cnapin,
The nest meeting will be held at
Seranton. The agents had n lannnet
last night nnd will have an excurtioii
to Gettysburg today.
Elrcirlo Car 3uoo4sfalIy Moua'.
Lackawanna Avaout Hill.
All electric oar .vestrd-iy suoc-fis
fully mounted Lackawanna avenue
hill, the steepest incline in this city
upon which there is an electric rotd.
Tho car was loaded with enmpnnv
iffutals and was in chars of General
Manager Boteiu and-Inspector Galla
gher. No trouhlo whatever wan a-
prionced in climbing the steep grade
or coming down again. It is not known
as rt how soon the new piece of road
will be put to practical mo.
George Okell says he U iu the fi-jbt for
"herifT to Btsy, uutll the choicf of the con
vention shall have been uiiiiouocd.
T have alrehdy done some campaiKa.
ing," said Altoniey (Charles L Uuwley,
t'roninuion canuiuato lur governor yester
day, "and expect to titan, ou another ex
peililioii iu iihout n week. This time I
will v it-It cities and towns in the central
part of the slate."
Attorney John P. Qainniui is ns san
guine that he will be nominated and
elected representative in iho Second
Lwmtivfl dialii'.'t, a" that the sun rises
and sets. W lien imked if ho could Hive
em's nt to who his probable competitor
tvoulil o: lie aiu it wa a matter of iu
differnnce; bo did not rare who be would
be.. Select I'ouimltnau Alex T. Cnnnoil.of
the Twentie.tn warn, is inentioned as ilr.
(jninuau s Diobahle opponent.
The Democratic county convention will
be reonired to choo'e between n swarm of
aspirants for the office of jury roinmis-
siouer. irom tnenoiiiu (list net ot L,acka
wnnna township there will bo two caiidl
dales, John J. Coyne and William J
Burke. 'Squire Patrick Roach, of tho
Twentieth waul, aud UcoiRe Shoeuinker.
of the Eleventh ward, will he applicant
for tbe honor, 'inure Is uo talK of anv
Democrats iu the city or North End of the
conntv entcrliiB th' race. Ky common
consent the South Side will be accorded
theomVe and the fight promi-am to ndjiut
Itself among lliu lour liiit nieiitloueil, with
the chunceH iu favor of Mr. t'oyue, who
appears to ciiruiuvolve clover to the
Demoi'ialic machine than any of bi com.
petitois. Philip Scheuer, jr., of ihu tii tu
ot cicheuer Uro., or tJruok street, Is men
tinned as tbe probuble candidate ou tbe
KtpilDllCHU tick"t.
Sheriff John J. Fabey, chairman of the
Uemocrntlc county committee, was yesler
day asked it ho conld tell ou what date
the committer would be called together
in order to fit a date for tbe county con-
Tuniion. - i uo not Know," was nis reply.
He stated that whenever the randld.ttoj
called for a meeting ol the committee for
this purpose that will bo what shall
guide him In cnlllna it. -"It all doDends on
the caudidatet." said Sheriff Fabey. "if
tbey want au early convention for n good
long campaign, or a late convention for a
(tioi t one, that is for themselves to de
clde. "Well, who are tho nnterriflod
ones that are willing to approach'-the
Riilllotluer asked tbe reporter. 'Ibe
snerirc cogitated a minute or two aud
Eszea out the window with a faraway
look in bis grsy eyes, then hr remarked
with a Isngb, "I do not know, I have not
any luea.
Asphalt or Brick for Frinklin 'Avenue Si ill
in Doubt.
Paving Committee of Select Council
Take No Action in the Matter Some
Citizens Want Asphalt,, Soma Want
Brick and a Few Are Opposed to
Any System Tho Whole Occasions
a Fierce War of Words.
The paving committee of selectcoun
cil met in the city clerk's oflic last
evening to couMder the petitions for
paving Franklin aveuii", between
spruce nnd Mulberry or Vine street-,
with aaphaltor vitrified brick, and also
lo listen to tho pro and coil arguments
of tbe property owners. Nearly nu
hour wne consumed in the sossion nnd
the committee adjourned to re-consider
the mnttur oext week.
A ecore or nmro persons interested
in the improvement between Spruce
and Mulberry streets and but two own
ing property" between the latter ami
Vine street'wero present. The resnlt
of the conference showed tint nearly
ull who now are in fav ir of a brick
pave petitioned, councils several year.-
ago that asphalt be used. This fact
left the l)eluvre nnd Hudsou com
pany, tuo Dickson Manufacturing com
pany and V. C. Connell the only ad
vocates of asphalt.
The tmnuiittce wonld Imv submitted
to the Wishes of tho majority, but lor
the fact that property owners between
Mulberry nnd Vine streets have not
petitionod in favor of either asphalt or
brick nnd there is u.i indication that
many will oppose a pavement of uoy
The Mulberry Vino street property
owners who are In favor of either pav
ing system have assumed the position
that the comparative decrease iu tuo
cost of paving between Sprues mid
Mulberry streets, owing to the rail
space for which the Scrnutou Traction
coinpanv is liable, should make the
Spruce-Mulberry owners liable for a
pro rata assessment for the additional
block between Mulberry aud Vine
streets. City Engineer Phillips stated
that tbe earns qnestious arose in tbe
paving of Madison avenne, and the pro
rata assessment which was made
caused tnucii dissatisfaction The
engiueer said further that Vine street
a u J future paving operations would
be assessed block by block.
Before the property owners departed
Jefferson Roesler aud Mr. Shifter
agreed to obtain enough signers below
Mulberry street for a vitrih-'d brick
pave to make a majority of tho whole
number of pron-ity owu'ire iroui
Sprnce street to Vine.
The real excitement of the evening,
however, transpired after the petition
ers bad departed und Mr. Roesler nnd
Mr. Shltter waited to hear the decision
of tbe committee composed of Chair
man Kosa and Members Man ley, Liner
und Burns.
Mr. Burns moved that it was the
sense ot the committee that the ordi
nance providing for n pavement ou
Frankliu avenue be amended by tho
substitution of vitrified brick in plac
of asphall. The motion was not sec
Mr. Lauer moved that consideration
of the matter be postponed until next
week. Chairman Ross, when usked
why be didn't put the motion, replied
that it had not been HecoriiHd.
''I eeeond the motion,'' said Mr.
Lmier, and the motion prevailed.
"You Becondtd yonr own motion,
said i:itizjn SliilTer, "which, to say the
least seeim a rather qu-aer system for
tho deliberations of connciluien.
In a heated discussion which occurred
a few moments Inter, Mr, Lauer and
citizen Shifter had another vocal tilt
Said tbe former-
"I shall use my influence in favor of
an asphalt pave, unless
"Whntl" exclaimed Mr. Shifter,
There will not be an inch of iiaphult
laid in that avenue if it takes all uiy
energies to prevent it for two years to
come. Understand tout. Sir. Lnu-r.
"Yon misunderstand me," replied
the councilman, "I mean that I favor
asphalt unless ihe whole avenue is to
be paved; in that, case the people can
have vvimt they want
"Tho people will have what Ihey
waut without yonr dictation, Mr.
Lauer. "said the now thoroughly aroused
citiz-n. ''It iB your business to do hs
the people say. What hav yon to do
with the paving of that nveuu ?
"I'm a councilman," repli-d Mr.
"You're not a councilman unless you
do us we want yon to, sir; and uiidir
stand there'll be uo asphalt laid in that
1 lie ordinance proviuiug lor uu iih-
phult pave was referred to commit.
teo from select council June 21. The
misnro stipulates that t'i cost Is not
to exceed more than fe i 0 i p-r ttjuai
vard, usa ssed by the iooi-froiit nil
Undoubtedly the ordinance wonld liuve
been favorably reported two weeks ago
and be on its p-iaga now, tint fo1: the
counter petition which prays that vit
rified brick be the material used, the
cost to be uot more than ') 43 per
square yard, lite retitioii for the brick
pnve was introduced in comrmtu coun
cil July 12. in tho form of a concurrent
riHolutiiiu .liieciliw tue cily clerk to
publish the petition with the nuiu-s of
the signers. S'-le' t council has not ytt
concurred in the resolution.
Mr. Davlot, Puull Olvi a R c Ut
Hulbirt'j Nu ic Stor.
I-Inlberi'e mu.de store was filled last
evening with an audience comp -ed of
the friends of Ihe pupils of T. J. 1) ivies
Mm. Bao , the occasion being it mi.l-
suiiiiner musicale. A rare musics
treat was enjoyed and w lanrels were
added to Mr. Davie. crown by roaon
of tho aliuirable in inner in wuioli nis
pupil's aciinitted lh-insolv,s Philip
H. Warreu, basso and Miss Maud Wil
Hams, elocutionist, nstiste I,
Those among the pupils who par tioi
pateil wore Missjj Li Vemu Mitchel'
Mrs. CMiarles Melzer, Mrs .1 H
I'Vutchy, T Bey non, Miss Msry Davie1,
Miss Lordtta Jenninvs, D. Olvnn
Jsnuf, Miss Anna U Williams, Miss
Letlie Dovle, Miss Minnie Parry
Thomas, Miss Mate H ml, Robert
Bliicltuiao. James T. Giddes, Peter
Peuser and B. Prcr Jauiei.
Lwu Bsort. Refrleeratorr, Ios Cream
1 have now on band and will sell at cost
price: '
19 Lawn Raxors,
13 Refrigerators,
15 Ire Crrum Freezers.
Come aud get one bsfore tbey are all
gone. Thos. F. Leonard,
5US Lackawanna ave.
"From the Ranks" see Saturday's Trib-una.
be Boom 111 Real Eslale Along Washington
: Avenue Continues Unabated.
George A. Fuller Realizes $40,000
from His Sprues? Street Property,
domes W, Oakford Buys Lots on
Washington Avenun from the Pierce
Estate for $21,500 Echoes of Past
nnd Whisperings of Deals to Come.
The air has been full of real estate
deuls daring the past few woeks and
the activity is for the most part cen
tered about court house square and
along; Washington avenue in that
following on thehools of the trami-
fr of the Boies property to Hand and
Davidson for the lanro figure of SS4i) a
toot, comas the announcement of sev
eral other deals of uo less importance.
George A. Fuller il few n-iys ago
completed the sale of sixty fent of his
9U-foot lot pu the corner of Spruce
street and Iix court just opposite the
courthouse, for lbs sum of $10,000 or
about $000 per foot front. A. D Demi
and lr, D B. Hand are tbe purchasers.
air Fuller bought tho lot ta Mr
(l U. Memi'H, D.4iiti and n ind have
nol as yet announced their lnti-uilon
as to what us i they will make of the
property. At prosfnt It is occuplad
by a livery stable, but it is not nt nil
unlikely that n building to be in keep
ing with the now ones in that neigh -
horliood will soon bo erected.
Another doul announced yesterday
wns that by which Attorney James W.
O.i k ford came into possession of the
three Washington avenue lots of the
11. b. Pierce estate, situated just op
posite the high school plot and be
tweou the residences of Richard
O'Brien and Psul Ii. Weitz-l,
The lots have a frontage of 120 fuet
and brought $21,500. The laud has
never beau improved mid it has not
been f ally decided by Mr. Oakford just
what he intends to do with it.
Arthur D. Dnn and Alfred Harvey
have purciinssd sixty-six feet of the
Fanrot property on Wushinito" ave
mm, tho consideration buing $l',001
A large deal in Linden streot prop
erty iu which Mr. Davidson is inter
ested will, it is expectad, bo consum
mated today. It is believed the prop
erty in qnestioD is on the Equate. In
the account of the sale ,ot the Rous
property the prioe paid should have
be ?i made to read sl0 per foot instead
of ?900 in printed.
Tho new owners of this plot feel cod-
udeut that it will almost double its
value in five years. Forty years ago
this plot was sold by the Lscknwannn
Iron aud CohI company to William P.
Curling for if.'iOO. Eleven years !alt-r-
wards Mr. Car I lug sold it with the
house which now stands on it for
ijG 000, the purchaser being Georire
Dlcuson. In February, 1890. Mr. Dick
son sold it to Colonel Boies for $'10,000
In four years it has lncreaH.nl in value
$7,000. Now that the boom ii on it is
expected that it will grow iu value at
more rapid rate.
TheSutJ c- of It v. K'idko TJorlya'j Ad
dteoo at Elm Park Church.
R-v. Kengo Moriva, a native of
Japan mid nt present n student ut the
Syracuse university, lectured to n fuir-
sizt-d iiudi"U('e in the lecture room of
the Elm Park church last night on
Religion and the Japanese Peopie,
Mr. Moriya included in his remarks a
discussion of the Shintoism, Buddhism
and Confucianism of bis owi! and tho
far eastern countries.
He in i( descendant of it family of
Shinto priests, but was convert
ed and his been in this country live
years. lb) was i!r'iso l last night, in
tho Japanese costume.
His comparison of Christian activi
ties in Japan and America waH not nl
together to the advantage of the Amer
ican iinrcli. The sneaker's hits at tho
shortcomings of American Christians,
and the portrayal of the characteristic
differences between the Japanese and
Chinese were much onjoyed bv the
audience. His foreign nccent adds
piquancy to his address, and a slight
dittk'iilly of Understanding bun only
s rves to stimulate the ear und Ox at
Frofesior Haydn Evauh' Cntnpany to
Lnsv on Auguit 22
Professor Haydn Evans' Conivrt com
pany will leave on August 2 ou the
City of Berlin for Wales, where a ae
rie of thirty or more concerts will be
given. B. Davie, the advance agent,
will lave on Austin 1
The company is composed of the fo
lowing Inilliaut iiitists: Miss Sadie
k liser, W ilket-B.irre, soprano; Mus
OotdelU l reeman, Huntington, alto
.Tvaeph t. Poirus, Wilkes Brre, basso;
James Auwyl, Parsons, tenor; Mi
Julia Allen, S-raulon, violinist ; Pro
feasor Haydn F.nus, nccompanint and
As formerly composed the company
included Richard Tiiomas (Llew Her
bert), basso, nnd Richard WiHiaus
(Eos Oetiin), Kiii;:fl a, tenor; hut ov
in II to ViirioU reasons these two 'vocal
ists decided not to io.
Dn. C. U Lai uai.'h, uentist, Gas
Yit,r ffinniMiiv Itii, 1.1 i n, W v. .,,,, ...
nue. Latest, iiopiovi iueutn. Eijjht years
That you can buy
jit wholesale cheaper
from Coursen than
from most jobbers or
manufacturers. The
greatest 5. cent Cigar
in America is "Treaty
Tree." Trade 'price,
$35 per thousand
YOU need them.
429 Lacka. Ave.
Mil II!
Members of Christian Alliance Fleeced Old
Josf-ph Battin of Money and Stocks.
is Son, Henry Battin, of This City,
Fixes It at $'200,000-An Action in
Equity Begun to Have the Stock
Transferred to Battin's Adminis
tratorNo Dividends Have Been
Collected on the Stock.
A sequel to the gigantic swindle by
A coterie of rapacious ahnrks D'iri.linif
n W!r the title of the Christum Alliance
of New York, by which Joseph Bitttn,
rattier or uur,' LUtin, or this city,
and before his death a wealthy resident
of New York, wjis fl -eced of flS'J shares
of stock of a par Value of f lTt iu the
noramou uas ana water comnany. oc
curred yesterday morning in court by
rue tiling ot a Mil of equity iu the pro
tliotiotary's office.
Joseph Rutin, the victim, died in
August, 1S'.)3. Since September, 1801,
he had been confined in a lunatic asy
lum. Before his committment Mr, Bat
tin. being thenaboiil 81 years of air?. had
for n few years prior been losing bis
mind. The Christian Alliance nnotde
of the Dis nobnr slrina conducted it
retreat at the corner of Forty -second
street and Eighth avenue, Mew York.
Mr. Uattiu. who was livinn with his
daughter nt her home in Elizabeth, N.
was inveigled by the Christian Al
liance people nnd led to beliuve that iu
consideration of his earthly possessions
they could unlock the Golden Gales
and transmit him ou mi ethereal jour
ney boroud the ftars. attired iu a robe
of crystal.
They perBnuded him to abandon the
luxurious surroundings of his daugh
ter's happy home and take up his resi
dence with them, thrusting him into a
Dare cell, where they taught him that
be must abide, subsisting on bread and
water in order that he wonld prnparo
his soul for future glory. This is but a
simple versiou of the insny diabolical
devices by which these vultnres suc
ceeded iu hoodwinking the puretical
oi l man.
After he had been thus operated
upon, he was prevailed to squander
over SUU0!0 in cash, all of which wont
into the Alliance people's pockets, and
iu 1893 Mr, Battin parted with everr
dollar that he had and turned over 032
shares ot lias and water company
stock to the vampires. In money.pron
erty and stocks tlie aggregate timonnt
presumed to have been extracted from
tho estate of Mr. Battin is figured up
by bis son. Homy Battin. at about
$200,000. The transfer of the stocks of
in- Christian nlliaiice was made iu
1S92, I nt the sharks have never at
tempted to collect any of the dividends.
The old man died without makintr
will ami his son. Henry Bittin of this
city, was appointed administrator.
who applied, in consequence of his not
being able to find the certificates ol
stock among his father's pnpeTs. to the
Seranton Gas aud Wntpr company for
A transfer of the slock tinder his right
as administrator. The certificates, six
In nnmber, r ns follows: No.
1 No
datod Nov. 11. 18a8. for 4fi6 shares
2i9. Nov. 12.1872. for 13 shares:
219, May 10, 1873, for 9 shares;
3S7. May 23. 1878 for 81 abnres;
471. Jnlv 20. 1830, for 200 shares,
No. .W3. No. 27. 1882. for 213 shares.
The p;ir value of the stock is $23 for a
share and th total par value ot iho
stock is $21,5o0.
i tie Gas nmr Water company re
fused lo transfer tlie stoe'; to the ad
ministrator, and yesterday Mr. Battin.
through his iittorneyj,Jessups fc Hand,
began a suit iu equity in tho ufftca of
Prothonotary Pry or.
Joseph Battin was tho first contrac
tor engaged by the Gas and Water
cr.mpaiiy, tho year being 1857. At
tho beginning of the operation of lh
company, Mr. Bitiin hsd $100,000
worth of slock in it. The uurkvt
v ilm of each eliaM is now said to b
quoted at $1-10.
Dyaentsrs in Its VluUnt Form Reported
by I h v si clans.
Dysentery is quiti prevalent in this
city at present nccor iing to the state
ment of a number of physicians. It is
uot. tho simple diarrhrpi which is so
often conlotindcd with dysentery by
laymen, but the dangerous nnd iiifcc
li"iis variety of this kind of disease.
Dr. Hand when question concerning
the reported prevalence of this dreaded
disease stated that there has been more
of itso far this year Ihan during any
year since he commenced practicing In
this city. Oilier physicians with whom
he had spoken make a like report. It
is not confin"! lo any p irtirular part
of tho city.
Alley Brill.
Handicap for prizes, SI a, f5 find t'S.nt
illilio l l-'iuy's uller. unryen, l a., on S it
in-day, July 21, 1MM. "
' And Right Up
lo Date. . . .
We have- Artistic
Designs in Wed
ding Gifts and all
the Latest Novel
ties. W. W, BERRY, Jeweler
' 417 LACK. AVE, "
Best Sets of Teeth, $3.00
Irclndlng the rainless extracting
el teeth by au entirely new piv
S. C. Snyder, D.D.S.
m eselwe
The Engineer Discovered tbe Accident to tbe
Engine In Tims. '
Tho Engine of Train No. 19 Oi the
Delaware and Hudson Railroad
Broke Down at Avoca Yesterday
Evening Trouble Was Noiiced by
'Engineer Lin;;felter in Time lo Pre
vent a Wreck.
Passng.r train No. 19 &n the Dela.
Ware slid Hudson Canal company's rail
road, due nt 7. 1G ut tlio Bridie streut
depot from Wilkes Brr narrowly es
caped what might huvu l4u udiuaa
trotij wreck yesterday evening,
the train left Pittston on time and
was heavily loaded with puseamrerj.
it was due at Avoca station at fi ,ri7 p.
m. The train wns pnlli l. by engine
No 81 Engineer Jonu Ltngfelter, of
Carbondale, was at the throttle, anil
Conductor John Harvey, of tuo name
city, was in charge of tb. train.
About, 110 feet below the Avoca
depot the train came to a standstill, ami
in a short while the excited population
of Avoca crowded nroninl tho twin.
Engineer iiiuMler while slowing
up tlie train noticed something 'wrong
with tho atHum ciu-st. Investigation
proved that something was looee and
out of order in the cylinder, and the
train was backed to a siding, where the
cylinder was taken upurt.
A bolt on the piston bad become
louao, anii me n .uiiiiieii talttug no
chances decided to block tho valve in
the steam chest und cioso tbe port holes
in me cyiiiiiu-r.
Ihe forward driviug rol was re
moved and wheu these precautions
had been taken the train continued its
journey, tbe engine running with one
Jriviug rod, arriving iu this city forty
minutes lute. At Green Ridge the
disabled engine wus sent to the round
house nnd engine No, 7 hauled the
train to Carbondale.
But for the watchfulness of Enui
neer Lin'felter in locating the trouble
lu the steam chest, a disastrous wreck
might have occurred when the train
again got under fall speed.
"From the Ranks" see Saturday's Tnin-
A Luxury
Wcl -;n of.ii r...
proved Mexiwn Ham-
i,w.l- r... Ortj S3
in'.", is, jlu uf u rg
A fine Cotton I'illow ft
Hammock for . . . $1.29
Or Jet arid Gold- U
ra Frinjjed llaminofks, $3.25 U
125 Penn Ave.
i Seranton' s Mm Spccidists.
m w
Tlie Seranton Business College
New ntul lintulsoine building. AU inoilern inirirovemeuts.
IiOcation t!iu b'st possiMo. Quiot and healthful.
Two Sessions Day :ind Kveniiig.
Throe Thorough aud Coinplcle Courses:
Business Course. Shorthand Course. Combined Course.
Proprielors fully alive to t h ? w.vnt-4 aud ronniremeutg of busi
ness men.
Teachers who have spent many years of active work in counting
room and class-room. Announcement of opeu ing later.
Office temporarily in Garnev. Brown & RHPr WHiTit'fiP? & M
t o ssroi..,cor AdarnsAva snd I,in Ion St. DUlilV, UnliulUUU (X lU.
Don't Overlook ie
That vvTe are in the Shoe Business. Step
in some day and see how well, we can
please you, both as to quality aud price.
Our Ladies and Gentlemen's S3. OO
SFIOKS are marvels of style and
Children's Good-wearing Shoes are our
hobby. We warrant every pair.
BANISTER'S, Iwtmnnami o Wjomiog henoe
Sold Elsewhere at 50c. Each.
M'c3nr.'i (Anailsut Plasdi Xtuanlty B
fors Aldtrmaa Wilg-ht.
William Cobs, who viclouslv at
tempted to take the life of bis room
mate, James McGann. at Eirley'a
boarding bonip, Tuesday evening, waa
giv-n a bearing before Alderman
Wright yesterday morning.
t ohm, when risked if he desired to
rauke iiuv explanation of his rush ded
said that he was crazy from drink and
he thought I. is mind was still uubsl
anc.'d. The nlderniau, however, did
not cm-Rider tho prisoner's statement
of sufficient importance to demand tba
cailiug together of a committee of lu
nacy mid simply committ-d Coss to
i;l without bail. McGann dots not
appear iinxlous to have Cues pnuished.
- -
"From tin? H inks'' ee Saturday's Thib-
notliiny but tlie best.
You will be satisfied
if you call on J. HOLZ and
re.t some of tlie bargains he
is offering.
A $5 Coat for $1.49.
A $7 Coat for $3.
A Fine BlackClay Worst
ed Coat for $5, worth
Ladies' Cap83,allshade3,
for 93c.
Ladies' Tailor-made Suit3
for $4.75, worth $9.
During the Summsr.
138 Vyomin' Ave.
next dime: bank.
m n
128 Wyoming Ave.
4 RUTTOX ARIioTT. I JT 711 fanfs
In White Black, Tflns anJ Grey
Former Prices, 1, ?1 2"i and ifl.50.

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