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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1890.
Norrman & Moore FIRE INSURANCE, 120 Wyoming Ave. WHY SEND YOUR LACE CURTAINS 2J7ytfotbmeb LAUNDERED? Special facilities with artistic manipulators M the art. warrants your patronage at home. The Lackawanna 308 Penn Avenue. A. b. WARM AN. Watch This Space For Our Opening Ad. Of Our New Store. Carpets, Draperies an! Wall Pap;:. IS7 WYOMINQ AVE. Court yesterflny approved th charter Of the ltunmoro Uosi:I tubi-rnucle. H. H UeMl-.-man, tht bookman, will open his new more on Washington iivi'iuii-, live. 1. with a I'OHtcr show. I,iivri.ucu win furnish tin- music unJ the clixoratloiis will be by Clark. The stamp ami general delivery window Kvlll he oyin from 7 u. m. to 12 m. ut the postolllvu on Nov. ! (ThaiikRKlvlutr 1 a ). The money order und register windows closed all day. Morning deliveries will be made ly carriers. The monthly literary meeting of tho Epworth league takes plaeu lonltjlit at Elm l'ark church. The piuKiamme, which will be appropriate to the day, promises en evening of enjoyment and iirollt. Ail ore Invited and no admission Is v!itrsred. There will be a reunion of the llulley family at the eld homesaead in Waverly today. The TliaiikHuivlnir turkey will have to serve about iitleen persons. Mayor and Mrs. James U. Ualley and daii?htci. Alias Urate llulley, will be in attendance. Sclentillc lectures will be delivered In Music Hall 011 .Monday, Nov. 20, and .Moll, day, Dec. 7. The tirsl lecture will be on "Kree-ThouKht and Civilization" and will te delivered by Chaiiis Waits. The see. olid lecturer Will be CuoiKe W. Koote and hif subject will bo "Secullsm and Chris tianity." The 4-year-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Jo seph Zselcnls, of IMS lircuduay, was re. ported as lost last iiIkIu to the iolice. He was missi l ubout 3 o'clock in the after noon and was trayed to the vicinity of the Delaware and Hudson depot. The boy is stout and has ltnht hair and brown eytj. lli! wore a black cout und a plash cap. The annual rilling of the Jury wheel will take place today. Judge H. V. Archbald mid Jury Commissioners J. l- Manuiou and T. J. Mattnews will peleet the names. The order of court direct that IWI Kood, lipriuht, sober, Judicious men shall be se lected. County Commissioner's Clerk Charles WuKner was named us clerk to the Jury commission. The Hills' Sewing fuclety, composed of a number of charitably-inclined young I ...ill .. r,.t.. ... .v... ......1.1....... iiihi.' will tuiiiui 1 jiiii iti iiic i i.-i-iii.-... t- of William Hanli y, .VM Monroe avi nue, Friday evening and S.iturday afternoon. The proceeds will be devoted to charitable purposes The announcement that the lair would be conducted by the Olrls' Friendly society of Kl. Luke's church was erroneous. After a three days' Illness with an af fection of the lieurt, Mrs. .Michael Mulli. ftan died yesterday morning at her home, HI Capouse avenue. She was oil years of Ogo und is survived by a husband. The funeral will take place Friday morning from the residence. A requiem mass will l celebrated in St. Peter's cathedral and interment will bo mado In Hyde l'ark Catholic cemetery. The new city plot consisting of twelve acres which adjoins the IMlving park on the northeast side, wax formally mimed Jirigmon 1'iace yesterday. A prise was Offered by the owners for the most suita ble name and over sixty competitors en tered. The name .-"elected by the commit tee consisting of Colonel K. H. Hippie, George H. Clnrk nnd William Chappell, was submitted by John Courier Morris, the well-known journalist. The prize Is a creiui 01 m on any lot in trie plot be may see lit 10 w led. Martin Hold. John A. f'.l'I'i. T. V V,.l ler. John li. .Matthews, John Klehar Ison ami John lleenier. six men selected from the Jurors attending civil court, were yes terday summoned to pays upon the mental condition of John Hohozer, of Taylor, who was alleged to be insane bv one of bis Bisters and who. according to this sister's vuiuei.'uuii, siioimi nae nis property placed ill the hands of some dislnleivsied person with power of nttornev. T),h t- Was tried before Judge Aretib.il I in the Ki-oiirauon room 01 tne countv court house. The iui-v did not tl.it.Lr tu ..,.1- donee wns sutlli lent to show tha.t llulhoz -r Was a lunatic, und rendered a verdict ac cordingly. The faction which nt the time of the iivuuica wun i-usior Ami withdrew from Bt. Marys Polish church, male applica tion yesterday to court Ihrougb Attorney F. W . btokes for 11 charter for a new church, to be known as the St. Stanis laus church of Seranton. Th peiltlon- ers are the trustees, Joseph Nile. Joseph IB 11 1 Jvowuicski, .Martin ltiildega, Michael ' S . ,' Kiira, josepn Hnnklewlez Eiiaiilslaiis Humowicz. I.onn k' .u.-..,, Anton Choynowski. In the articles of In corporation It is stipulated that the man agement of the church shall he In the hands of a board of trustees, of which n majority shall hi bivmi.n nn.i the yearly income is not to exceed $5,liuo fi.l. TODAY'S GOLF TOURNEY Will Bccin on the Country Club Links nt 0 O'clock. Today's handicap g.dd tournament on the Country cluli links will begin at 9 clock this morning. The event is open to both lady and gentlemen players. Of the gentlemen the following had entered up to 6 o'clock last evening- T and J. Atherton. F. H. Stllwell. C.eorge! ?' ,ivand E' K Jerniyn. James lilair, Jr.. Thomas R Oeorge G. and John II Jlrooks, M. B., F. C. L. H. and E U Fuller, Oeorge and Charles Sanderson T. H. Watklno, J. W. Decker, p n Helln, A. H. Ktorrs. H. J. Anderson! Rev. Dr. James MeLeod, Frank Sllll nian. Jr., Oeorge Griffith. A. K. Hand Jr., R. Bedford. W. J. Torrey, F. Whit rnore, W. Haper. The club house of the Country club will be formally opened Saturday af ternoon. The ladles of the house com mittee will serve tea from 3 to 6 p. m. Members of the club and their friends will be present. Dr. McDowell, dentist. 249 Adams avenue. Foot Ilnll Thnnksgiving Day. Scrantnn'vs. Wyoming Seminary at Ease Ball Park. Wants In The Tribune are read by people who hire help. ANOTHER SHOOTING AT PRICEBURG Josspb Gllgallon Fatally Woud'td by Watchman House at Johnson's Store. BULLET ENTERED UNDER HIS CHIN William Kelly Was Also Shot, but lie Was Hit in the LcgsCiilgallon nnd Kelley Comprised a Vang of Four That Wns Prowling Around the Store at an Enrly HourThey AssniLod the Wntchiuun When He Ordered Them Away aad He Was Ootvu When He Fired. Watchman John II. House, at the store of the Johnson Coal company In l'rlccliurg. wns set' upon ana severely beaten by four young men between 2 and 3 o'clock yesterday morning and he shot two of them, Joseph GilRiillon and William Kelley. the bullet which struck (Jllgallon entering his neck un der the chin. Inlllctlns what the doc tors have sulU Is n fatal wound. Kel ley was shot in the legs and is In no danger. On his rounds the watchman saw thd four prowling about the place. The other two were Peter Mclaughlin and Anthony BerneftUy Their actions were suspicious and House Inferred that they were there for no good pur pose. Their presence near the store lasted for some time, until finally HoiiHe went out about 2.30 anil ordered them away. They were sitting on the front steps. In reply to his cominnnd one of them rntnrht hold of him und drugged him over the edgo of the stoop to the ground which is four feet beneath, and tlien the four pitched upon him and assail ed him with kicks and Idows. He hnd a cano and a lantern and both wete smashed on his hend. And one of the f'vur hnd a slone with which he pum meled him. FIHF.D WHILE ON THK GROUND. While they had him down, however, they did not have his hands bound nnd he squirmed around until he got his revolver out, pointed It over his head and llred. The bullet struck Gil gall'iii nnd he dropped. Then the rest of the gnng ran, but House took aim twice and each time he winged Kelley In the less. Kelley went to his home nnd u doctor wus sent for. McLaugh lin went home, also, nnd went to bed, trom which he was taken later In th; day nnd lodged In the lockup by Con stable Richard Barron. Bernefslty could not be found, wherever he went to. Wottl was sent to Gilgallon's rela tives nnd they went to the spot where he fell und removed him home. Drs. Kennedy, of l'rlceburg, and Dawson, of Providence, were sent for nnd they nttended to him, but they have no hope of liN recovery. Several times during the day it was reported he was dead, and lie wns so close to It that his life hung by but a slender cord. Almost from the time he was shot Oilgallun was unconscious. The doe tors probed for the bullet but could not find it. They made a second ut tempt with but similar success. At one time ho regained his senses and in speaking about the case he exonerated the watchman for shooting him. CILOALLON SHOT ONCE BEFORE. Gilgallon had an experience upwards of three or four years ago that wns a remarkable one. This Is the second time he has been shot. The first time was when Constable Richard Barron was attempting to arrest him, and he pulled a revolver on the constable, but the constable trot the drop on him flrt and sent a bullet through his abdomen. The bullet went clear through his body and left him In a condition that his folks were looking for his death dally. But lie recovered nnd lived to fight nn other day. At 11 o'clock last night he wns very weak, almost exhausted, but his condition then wns no worse than at nny other time during the day. The bullets Kelley received were In the calf of his left leg. One of them went out on the opposite side to the point it entered, following a scml-elrcu-lnr course around the bone. The other bullet was removed by the doctors. THE WATCHMAN'S STORY. House is a brother of Attorney E. H. House nnd lives on Eynon street, West Side. He has been watchman at the store about six months. Previous to that time he managed a cigar store nt the corner of Main avenue and Jack son street. He Is an old soldier and Is quite well known throughout this val ley nnd In Brooklyn. N. Y where the family was formerly located. Lust evening when a Tribune reporter called nt his residence the Injured man was in bed and under the care of Dr. L. A. Llmlabtiry. who wns sent to attend Mr. House by order of his employer, O. S. Johnson. Mr. House would say noth ing for publication. Mrs. House, how ever, gave out that her husband llred the shots In self-defense and Dr. Linda bury is responsible for the statement that the shot which struck Gilgallon was fired when Mr. House was on his bark and while Gilgallon's fingers were pressing his throat. The Injuries to Mr. House consist of two broken ribs on the right side, a sprained ankle, bruised right leg, abrasions on the neck nnd head, and there may be Internal sprains. The ape of the man. SO years, makes his injuries the more dangerous. THANKSGIVING DAY OBSERVANCE. The observance of Thanksgiving Day at the Railroad department. Young Men's Christian association, 53 Lacka wanna avenue, will be of special In tcrest to all railroad men and their families, to whom a cordial Invitation Is extended. The service begins at 3 o'clock In the afternoon, at which hour the following programme will be pre sented: Half-hour concert Patriotic Airs, Bauer's Hind Scripture Reading Secretary Prayer H. M. .Marsh Selection Bauer's Itiind Address A. V. Power, Ksip "My Country 'TIs of The". By the audience The following programme will be rendered at the North Main Avenue Baptist church, Providence, this even ing: 1. Chorus. 2. Duet ...Mamie Kvans and H. Robinson 3. Recitation, "Caleb's Courtship." Hazel Hopewdl 4. Duet Lizzie Davis and John Jones 5. Hecltution May Slmnis . Solo Tethel Watklns 7. Keeitatlon. "Thunks"... .Clara Slocuin 8. Piano solo Maggie Jervis !. Chorus. 1". Violin selection John Stafford 11. Recitation Lulu Slmms 12. Duet 'May Lavis and Air. Kvans IX Piano Folo Alma Clancy 14. Bong and Tableau. Thanks.-jlvlng services will he held In the First Presbyterian church this morning beginning at 10.30. Dr. Mc Leod will preach. All are welcome. At Trinity Lutheran church this morning the following programme will be rendered by the choir, which Is un der the leadership of E. K. Protheroe: 1. Organ prelude. 2. Anthem, "It Is Good to Give Thanks," Herbert 3. Tntroit . Choir 4. Kyrie Choir 5. Gloria in Exeelsls Choir 6. Hymn, "Before the Lord We Bow." 8. Sermon Iter. E. L. Miller 8. OITerlorv. in F Ingdon 9. Solo, "Whatchman, What of the Night" I. R. Falrlamb Miss A. E. Scheuer. 10. Hymn, "God Bless Our Native Ind." 11. Anthem, "O Be Joyful In the Lord," Herbert 12. Benediction. 4 Chorus Soprano, Miss A. E. Scheuer, Miss Bessie Croft. Miss Rose-Ruber, Mls3 Bessie Schtve: alto. Miss Minerva Hop p. Miss Abbie Or ft; tenor, Edward Swarm, David 1. Davies: bass, II. J. Schubert, T. W. Griffiths. RU.-h.arit Brader. . The following programme will be ren dered in the Young Men's Christian Association hall this evening at the Thanksgiving reception which will be tendered by the reception committee of the Young Men's Christian associa tion to the Christian Endeavor soci eties, Epworth league, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Baptist Young Peo ple's union and the Luther league: Orchestra, selection. Cornet solo, selected W. H. Stanton Words of Welcome. General Secretary George G. Many Five 5-minute addresses T. F. Wells. W. H. Crawford, A. D. Hol land, Professor James Hughes, and F. H. Ueiiock. Violin solo, selected V. II. Allen Thirty minutes cf magic mystery. Charles E. Douglass, the Prestidigitator Following this programme there will be a social hour with music, refresh ments and the operation of the new Introduction scheme which the com mittee have secured for this occasion. For tonight's entertainment at St. Paul's church hall. Green Ridge, the following programme will be rendered: Chorus "Harvest Home" Macfarren Male quartette, "Clouds and Sunshine," Schnecker Solo, selected Miss Powell Solo, "The Ship 1 Love" F. AleGlennon .Mr. M. Nilund. Chorus, "Dawn of Day" S. Reay Male quartette, "Kathleen Mavourneen," Crouch Solo, "When -the Tide Comes In". .Millard Mrs. J. McTague. Chorus, "Stars of the Summer Night." Hatton (Intermission Piano solo.) Miss Anna Durkln. Chorus, "Yachting Glee" Culbertson Solo, "Waiting'' Millard Miss Miami. Male quartette, "Annie Laurie," Scotch nlr Solo, "The Sailor Maid' Wooler M. Sullivan. Chorus, "Madeline" Roeckel Duet, "Two Sailors" Dr. Parry Messrs. u'Donnoll and Hicks. Solo, selected Mr. T. Benyon Chorus, 'Good Night, Beloved". ...l'lnsuti Thanksgiving services will bo held In the Church of the Good Shepherd, Green Ridge. At 8 a. m. there will bo holy communion, and at lO.oO morning pruver and sermon by the pastor. Rev. F. S. Bnllentlne. The offering will be for St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem. The union Thanksgiving services In the Green Ridge section of the city will be held at 10.30 a. m. In the Presbyter Ian church. Sermon by Rev. John B. Worrall, D. D. LAST NIGHTS SOCIAL EVENTS. The tenth annual ball of Scranton Typo graphical union, No. 112, was held l:it night in Excelsior hall, on Wyoming ave nue und was In point of excellence of ar rangement und quality of attendance u very successful affair and probably th best ever given by the union. The typos an I their fair partners danced tweniy. eight numbers to music furnished by the Lawrence orchestra. Those who directed the ball were: Master of ceremonies, John Kernan; floor committee, William Holthnm. chairman, William Jansen, John Donnelly, George Qulnn, S. A. Cahoon, Joseph Gibbons, Isaac Harris, M. D. Fla herty, Edward Cuslck, J. J. F. York, Jo seph Oliver; reception committee, James O'Connor, chairman, James Padden, Al fred Twining, J. Kohnstamm; committee of ariaugenients, John Kernan. chairman; J. 8. Hurke, Prank Kvans, William Brown ing, Henry Schoil, George Sherman, Jay H. Eaton; prompter, A, J. Langun. One of last evening's very enjoyable events was the annual social of John Boyle O'ltelliy council. Young Men's in stitute, In Siegel's I lancing Academy. It was intended by about 1M0 iiuplc.i nnd among the guests were a number of per sons from outside of the city. The social wns In general charge of the following: Master cf ceremonies. James J. Scott; as sistant. George Mc.Mullen; recent Ion com mittee, John Nallin, M. T. Howlev. E. P. Miti'hell, M. F. Brown, Dr. F. L. Mi-Grow, James Gaynor; tloor committee, Edward O'Malley, William F. McGee. John H. Burke, EMward O'Malley (Providence), Edward Morris, Thomas May; door com mittee, William MeHale. Bart Leonard, Janiej Mahun, Edward O'Donnell, R. Ken nedy. In Moars" hall lant evening St. Patrick's La. lbs' Irish Catholic Benetlt union held a dramatic entertainment, which had tin audience that more than crowded the hall. Two short faTce comedies were given In a catmble way by the following: Kllle Cavaiuugh, Margaret Carey, Lottie Re gan, Susan Barrett. Lizzie Thust, Mary S:-o1t, Kathryn Gallagher, Austin Dufi'v, Daniel Ktagan, P. J. McCoy, Thomas Hurst. John Durkln. Mrs. Gallagher spoke her nines In a convincing way. Mr. Reagan, also, did well. Tableaux w-.'re given between the farces. Dancing fol lowed. The active Turn-Vereln gave their an nual "Hon Ton" social last night at Tur ner hnll. Dancing was continued until early morning, .Miss Nellie Currun fur nishing piano music. In charge of the event was the following committi-e of lx: Professor Karl Staiver, Nelson Teets. Ed ward Vail. Henry Voekroth ami Kdw.ird Kisele. Charlts E. House uttended to the receipts. Division No. 17, Anc'ent Order of Hi bernians, gave a largely nttended ball In Music Hall last night. It Is the division's annual social event and last night the hall surpassed all of its predecessors. John YV. MeCormack wps master of ceremonies and John J. Murrln his assistant. The chairmen of the various committees were: Floor, Pierce Pureed; reception. Hon. J C. Vaughnn; refreshment", John .Mack, and arrangements, James T. McGinnis, At Germanla hall last night the annual Thanksgiving social of the Scranton Ath letic cl'.ib was held. The committee In charge consisted of Haydn Austin, Kmll Bonn. Charles G. Rosar, James F. Beat, Robert Robinson und Peter Neuls. A Thanksgiving supper will bo served nt the Dunmore Presbyterian church Thursday evening from 6 to 10. A first class orchestra will furnish music dur ing the evening. Miss Carolyne V. Dorsey, teacher of elocution, oratory and delsarte, 434 Ad ams avenue. Ladies Wanted. Experienced sales Indies wanted at "The Paris," 400 Lack a ave. The King of Pills U Beecharas.- BEECHAM'S. hi i:d. HiafllNS Tn Dickson Cltv this morning, James C. Hlggins, aged 74 years. He is survived by a wife nnd eight children. Funeral Saturday at i p. ni.; Interment In Priceburg cemetery. Mt'LLIGAN In Scranton. Pa., Nov. 25. INJii. Mrs. Michael .Mulligan, aged M years. Funeral Friday morning. A re qu'.em mass at St. Peters' cathedral, and Interment In Hyde Park Catholic cem etery. 124-126 Wyoming Avenua, Will Be Closed All Day Thursday, No-vember26,Thanks-giving Day. LEBECK&CORIN TIE LEADER SWINDLING ON AN EXTENSIVE SCALE R. E Escott is Now la Custody on That Charge. HE SAID HIS NAME WAS HOWARD Told Alderman Xillnr That He Was Merely an Employe of Escolt's nnd was Not Aware of Any I nlawlul Business Ileing Transnctcd-.Thnt Story Shown Yesterday to Be En tirely False. ' Between sixty and seventy persons, of the West Side, Providence, Belle vue and Dunmore, most of them 111 able to afford It, within five months have been swindled out of amounts ranging trom 5 to $21) by a building nnd loan association agent who Is now said to bo in jail here. It came to pass that H. H. Howard, the man arrested on Lackawanna ave nue at noon Tuesday by Patrolman Haggerty, on the charge of swindling a number of persons through selling building and loan association stock, is the principal actor In the case and the one that's wanted. When he was brought before Alderman Millar for a hearing he gave his name as Howard, and alleged that he was In the employ of a man named R. E. Escotl.of Hones dale. The alderman remanded him to the police station for a further hearing nnd Special Officer John Tierney wns sent with a warrant to Honesdale to arrest Escott. Howard said he was in the habit of writing almost dnlly to Escott In Honesdale, nnd he appeared to be very much surprised when he was told that Escott Is a swindler, nnd he wanted to do what he could to help the law In finding Escott. DECOY LETTER SENT. Alderman Millar sent a letter to "R. E. Escott, Honesdale," and hud it mailed so that it could go on the same train that Olllcer Tierney took. The plan was to have Tierney arrest Escott when ho called for the mail. Being well acquainted with the postmaster. Alderman Millar gave Tierney a letter of introduction to him, nnd the post master said thnt no Buch a person as Escott got mnil there. Tierney came back yesterday without his man, and during his absence It wns learned be yond doubt that Howard was Escott. He Is a slick looking chap and sought to disguise himself by mining a crop of whiskers. There Is a warrant against him In Alderman Millar's otlioe since Sept. 22. It was sworn out by the Security Building nnd Savings union through Its secretary, Albert Ball. The compnny has Its office In the M ears' building. Escott had been In Its em ploy for some timei prior to last July, when he was disch'arged. He hnd In his possession a number of blanks of the company nnd he still went around soliciting stock suliscr.ptlons In the. name of the company and putting the money in his pocket It Is alleged. He had arranged to call every month and make the collections, but some of the victims went to the office of the compnny where they were painfully In formed thnt they were not on the books. The warrant for Escott was sworn out on Sept. 22 by Seeretnry Bnll. Escott was nt that time operating in Sport Hill, Dunmore. ARRESTED AT DUNMORE. When Ofllcer Tom Jordan went up to Dunmore to servo the warrant ho found Escott In the custody of a bor ough policeman taking him to Jail. The warrant could not be served then, but Aldermnn Millar served a retainer on the wnrden of the Jail to let him know when Escott was about to be released. When the time came the warden did so, and Officer Tierney was stationed near the Jail door to capture him when he enme out. Tierney waited from S o'clock in the evening until 3 the next morning and then left to get some sleep, He came back again at H.15 the same morning but between 3 and 8 Escott had got out, and they were lork'i'g for him since. He hnd not been laying low, but chnnged his resident to Fifth avenue, Bellevue, and began fleecing the West Side residents. Job Whltehouse, of Frlnk street, was the first to find out that Escott was a swindler anfl he swore out a warrant on which I'ntrol- tnnn Hnggerty arrested Escott Tuus day. There will bo between 60 and 70 different Indictments, sent In against Escott. Persons from various places In the valley are Hocking to the aider man's office with stories of being llecc ed by him. MR. B0NTA WANTS $15,000. Sties Col. Itoics Who Wns llondsmnn for the licrlin Iron Ilridge t'o. Colonel H. M. Boles wns yesterday sued for $15,000 damages by Inventor J. W. Konta. The declaration In the case filed with Prothonotary Pryon by Hulslnnder & Vosburg, acting for Mr. Bontn, sets forth that Colonel Boies wns bondsman in the sum of $l(i,fi00 for the Berlin Iron Bridge company, when on July 2 last it began attachment proceedings against Mr. Bonta, the bond being given to indemnify Mr. Bonta against nny loss he might sus tain in the event that the attach nient should not be prosecuted with effect, or in ense the attachment should be quashed, dissolved or ended. On Nov. IS, last, the attachment was quashed by the court, and now Mr. Bonta seeks to recover the legal costs and expenses he was put to by reason of having been compelled to defend against the attachment; also for tin damage he sustained by reason of tin depreciation of the stock of the Bontn Glass company, the crippling of bis business und the injuring of his credit, THE CITY'S SIDE OF IT. Mr. Torrey .Hakes Answer to Lnckn wnnnn Township Proceedings. City Solicitor Jntnes H. Torrey yes terday filed with Prothonotary Pryor the city's answer to the equity pro ceedings begun by the Township of Lackawanna to fasten a part of Its debt upon Bellevue Heights which de serted the township for the city. Mr. Torrey says In part: "The defendant is advised and be lieves thnt there is no statutory pro vision which elves the court Jurisdic tion to grant the relief prayed for in complainant's bill, and that there is no legal or equitable reason upon the part of the city of Scranton to pay out of the general treasury or to levy and assess upon all taxable property In snid city any portion of the Indebtedness of Lackawanna township; that If theie be any equitable liability to pay such property, and that property only, which was formerly within the township; that there Is no methods by which the authorities of the city of Scranton could levy a special tax upon that particular property; nnd that for each and all these reasons the plaintiff is not entitled to the relief prayed for In the bill." m - THE KINSLEY INVESTIGATION. Street Commissioner May tJive Cor rohcrntive Evidence on the Stand. It la hardly probable that the Kins ley Investigation will be continued to morrow evening. There was an under standing last Saturday night that the next session would be at the conveni ence of Mr. Kinsley's counsel who wished time to examine the evidence already submitted. The intervention of Thanksgiving Day, however, and the possibility of delay In subpoenaing witnesses makes it probable that Sat urday or Monday night will be chosen. The counsel of both parties to the rase have not decided whether or not there will be closing arguments. It appears to be the desire of each to let the case go to the mayor and his advisors on the evidence alone. Con cerning the ownership of the teams,' the defense will hardly present any evidence. Attorney Burns and Wat son appeared satisfied that the? wit nesses of the opposing side have es tablished the fact that the street com missioner does not own the teams In question. Mr. Kinsley may be put on tne stanu to corroborate the evidence of Ramsey and others that the teams are owned by them. LAST TAX DAY. Many Thousands of Dollars Were Paid lnio the City Treasurer's Office Yesterday. All of yesterday a constant stream of taxpayers filed Into and out of the city ttensurer's office In the city hall. It wns the last day on which city and school taxes could be paid without a percentage penalty. When the olfice closed at night about $35.UW) hnd pas.--ed through the little window to the re ceiving. clerk. A little over $"i25,000 was to rjnve been collected for 1SJ6 and all but about $100,000 has been paid In. After the middle of February the taxes unpaid will be collected by delinquent collec tors. Until Jan. 1 the amount may be paid at the citv treasurer's, olliee, a 5 tier cent, penalty to be collected up to Dec. 1, 6 per cent, to Jan. 1 and 7 Per cent, to Feb. 1. Last year the time-limit wns ex tended to Jan. 1, but was closed on the prescribed data this year because of the redemptioa on Dec. 1, of the $100,000 consolidated twenty-year loan. Interest Is due on the bridge bonds nnd there are other expenses to be met. Already this year over $300,000 has been disbursed by the city treasurer for current expenses. City Treasurer Roland stated to a Tribune reporter lust night that the receipts hnd been all that had been expected and were a favorable and liberal response from the tax-puyers. Tho olllce of Wane M. Finn, poor nx collector. Is located In the city treasurer's department. Tax payers have for several days taken advantage of tneir presence In the department, and have innde many payments apply ing to the $7t!,4ri2. poor tax for 1S9C. Three, nnd at times four, clerks have been kept busy receiving the money. As many as 37,161 persons, including win living in uunmore, which is n part of this poor district, are assessed for poor tax, which may bu paid until J UK. i. The county tax is collected by ward collectors, nnd is Just once again as much as the poor tax. The individual tax payer pays this year a city and scnooi tax rate of 2 cents and 2 mills, a county rate of C mills and a poor rate oi t mills, a total of 3 cents and . mills. Notice. The following Is a list of dlsnlav cards kept In stock at this olllce and for sale at ten cents each: Rooms for rent. For sale. This property for sale Furnished rooms. House for rent. House to let, etc. Special attention and private dining rooms for dinner parties at Lohmann'a, Spruce street. Service and cuisine un excelled in this city. The Young Ladies' society of the First Presbyterian church will hold a doll and fancy work sale on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 3 until 10 o'clock. Watch for the White Wngons. Our work is always thoroughly wash ed, nicely starched, beautifully Ironed. Crystal Laundry. Experienced help employed. Twining, optician 125 Penn avenue. In Harris' drug store. Hours 9 a. m., S p. m. To Cure n Cold in One Pay. Take laxative Eromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if It fails to cure. 25 cents. Opening. A dainty lino of Children's Coats at the Baby Bnzaar, 512 Spruce street. SAWYER'S VERY SPECIAL. B'sck To change his goods for cash. Ostrich a manufacturer of Ostrich Tips Feathers hands us TO iloseii Bluck Ostrich Tips at nearly half price. ftoc- Buys Them Instead ot $i. 2j. Ornn- A large Importer of ornaments ments wishing to reduce his stock sold us 12it dozen steel and rhinostone ornaments at less than half price. On Sale st n;, 15c, 19c. 13c anil 35c Each. Trimmed A special purchase of Trimmed Hats and Velvet Hats enables us to otter you extra values while they last. $3.23, $3.39, $3.10, $3.(19, J3.S9 and $3.93 is the price. A. R. SAWYER, 132 Wooming Avenue. OF Including tb painless extracting of tscth by an entirely now prooesj. S. C SNYDER, D. D. S., ajnoatt., Opp. Hotel Jermyn. Carpets,LaceCtirfaiDS And Window Shades. SIEBECKER & WATKii'lS, .SL 406 LACKAWANNA AVE, OPP. WYOMING HOUSE. NOW FOR BUSINESS, IS WE ARE PREPARING. FOR THE BOOAl. . . Diamonds, Watches. Jewelry, Sterling Silver Novelties. ALL THE LATEST. HONEST GOODS AT RIGHT PRICKS, I HE Jl 423 Lackawanna Avenui A Large Stock of the CHOICEST NEW YORK STATE at Bottom Prices for THANKSGIVING AT A Mistaken Idea. Some people think became a firm has large store filled with goods, and those of a high grade, that they must, of necessity, get higher prices than a smaller store with inferior stock. THIS IS WRONG, and vou can prove it by comparing the prices of Pianos, Organs and all kinds of Musical In struments, as sold by POWELL'S MUSIC STORE, And the Instruments and Prices at any ether place In the cltv. Ill Fancy Jardiueres. Fancy Flower IIolder3. Fancy Candelabra?. Fancy Fern Dishes. Fancy Bisque Figures. Fancy Clocks and Punch Eowls. Odd and Unique Speci mens for buffet and side board decorations. METROPOLITAN CHINA HALL 0. J. WEICIIEIj, Alears Bldg, Cor. Wash, and Spruce St. A Oood Wife is she who tries to make her husband's income travel as far ns possible. Hut saving money doesn't mean buying "cheap" things it means buying A'alue, quality, buying tho most for the money. We guarantee to give you nothing but satisfaction, pure and simple. Come nnd see. H Will offer for this com ing week Furs at Half Price. Sale of Fine Furs Capes, handsome ly lined with heavy satiuj 20x0. Value $13.00. $6.98 24x 1 20. Value $20.00. $9.98 Bluck Marten Collarettes, Value li.5(), $7.98 Electric Seal Collarettes, Value $15.00, $0.98 Chinchilla Collarettes, Value $14.00, ... $0.49 Alaska Suble Stone Marten Mink $ 9.00 . 12.00 . 8.00 All ol the above will be found greatly below prevailing prices. Have your Furs repaired by tho only practical Furrier in the eity. Send Postal and our messenger will call for goods. J.BOLZ 138 Wyoming Avenue. DESIRABLE Were never so cheap as we will OFFER TIILM FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Black Prince of Wales' Plumes, 15 cents, Quills, all colors, 1 cent. Coqiie Feathers, all colors, 5c Black Birds, regular price 75c, for 25c. Ladies' Trimmed Sailors, 49c. and 75c. Children's Trimmed Hats. 98c, $1.25, $1.49 Ladies' Trimmed Hats, $1.25, $1.49. $1.75. Ostrich Boas, yard long, regular price $8.00; our price $5. Children's Tarn O'Shanters, 10s, 15c, 25c, 49c. 'S II. LANCiF ELD, Successor, 324 Lackawanna Avenus. WHITE FRONT. A HANDSOME ASSORTMENT AT LOW PRICES. Indispensible for the toilet table. Your satisfaction our aim. wmm mm ph 131 Penn Ave. Cpp. Baptist Cburcli Middle ol the Block. WILLIAM S. MILLAR, Alderman 8th Ward, Scranton ROOMS 4 AND S OAS AND WATER CO. BUILDINO, CORNER WYOMING AYE. AND CENTER St OPFTCE HOTTRS from T.SO a. m. to t p. tn. (1 hour Intermission for dinner andj upper.) Particular Attention Given to Collection, Prompt i-cttlcmeot Guaranteed. Your Butt ess I Respectfully Solicited. Telephone 14. Bl HATS AT Dunn's 1 ATOMIZERS.