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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 18.
WORTH READING Praviona to our Ukln Invwntnry m will tall the remaining HOLIDAY UOODS, HOUSE (OATS, BATH ROBES. ULSTEKS. OVER COATS AND SUITINOS at astonishing law trices. KRAMER BROS., THE POPULAR CLOTHIERS. fJorrman & Mooro FIRE INSURANCE, 120 Wyoming Ave. 1ACKAWANNA, THE E ADER IN CORRECT 3AUNDERING 308 Penn Avenue. A. B. WARMAN. OUR STORE Will Be Open Evenings Until Christmas. Carpets, Draperies and Wall Pap:: 17 WYOMING AVE. CITY NOTES. One of the hunit.somest calendars Keen In HiTiinton thin year in being distributed by AleKuruee brim. Officers will be elected tonixht by Nuy Aug oount'll, Senior Order ut United Aniericun AieehunlcH. i Marion W. Finn, of Cnpouse avenue, has announced his cundldacy for the Republi can nomination for common council In the Thirteenth ward. Mark Leon Halley, M. P.. a uraduate of the I'nlverslly of the t'ity of New York, yesterday registered with l'ruthonutary i'ryor, with the purpose of pructlcing in t'urboiulule. The Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern ticket office In the Lackawanna ave nue station Is being enlarged. When the remodtdlnK is completed It will be occu lted by the district passenger agent, M. .. Smith. A Ohrlxtmua tree and festival of the Ephphatha KUlld will be held this even ing at 7.3U o'clock In Ht. Luke's purlsh room (old Faurot house), Washington avenue, for the deaf mutes of this city. All deaf mutes and those Interested in the work are cordially Invited to attend. On New Year's afternoon ami evening .the Wulte Comic Upera company will sing two of the standard operas In the hall of St. Thomas college for the benefit of Ht. Joseph's Foundling Home. Ad mission will he 25 and W cents. Tickets will be on tale at the Frothlngham box .office and ut College hall on New Year's day. Julius Susslo was arrested yesterday morning on a warrant sworn out by Jo seph Obecl. of Linden street, before Al derman Howe on the charge of burglary. The evidence showed that Sussle was sent by a friend to take some leather and shoe maker's tools from Obecl's shop and that he believed the friend owned them. The alderman discharged him. The uherlff yesterday seized on the stoc k of Jeweler W. H. Wright, of 217 Lackawanna avenue, at the Instigation of four creditors, holding executions as follows: John O. Sewall, II.Ouo; N. It. Levy & Hro., $T91.2: Koscoe Dale, trus tee, 1445.08: C. . Jennings, 1113.21. The Roods In the store, which are valued at $.",0Uii, will be sold next .Monday. A lively runaway occurred on the West Bide yesterday mornlnx. A team at tached to a delivery wagon of the store of Urooer Samael R. Jones, of North Main avenue, got away from the driver on Ixifayette strecV He escaped Injury .by sliding out the hind end of the wagon. The horses were captured after going several blocks and they were unhurt, but the wagon was smashed. A team of twelve players, paired as fol lows, from the Scranton Whist club, played hi Kuston last night against a team from the Pomfret Whist club of that city: C. E. Wade and C. R. Parke, M. D.. ex-Judge H. A. Knapp and Ku genc Heeley, C. R. Fuller anil C U. Pen man, T. H. Dale and J. F. Hroadbent, J. ' W. JJusenberry and I. O. Labarr, P. F. Simpler and Cleorge Waters, Jr. . . ,MaiTlitge licenses were yesterday grant ed to Stanislaus liennett and Antonla Knnionl, of Scranton; Floyd A. Miller, of Kdella, and Lucy V. Mayo, of Green Grove; William Ureenwald and Anna Mies, of Scranton; David Heechman and Mary Jane Iteese. of Taylor; Charles L. Hheldon. of IaOrnnge, Cook county, Illi nois, and Jennie N. Cartwrlght, of Clark's Oreen ; W. S. DuMond, of Hunter, Greene county. New York, ami Myrtle E. Green, of Waverly: George Turner and Ilattle Wright, of Nay Aug. ; Gabriel Magutre, a missionary just re turned from the heart of Africa, after a labor of Ave years among the natives, will speak In the chapel, 1431 Penn avenue, Tuesday, Dec. 8. at 3 and 7.30 o'clock cn the great need and desire of these people for Christian missionaries, and at the name time exhibit some Idols which they worship, and Instruments of torture In Hise by their witch doctors. Mr. Maguire has been an eye witness of some of their barbarities practiced In the name of re ligion. All are cordially invited to at tend. " An abnormal prevalence of contagious disease and the slight Increase In the death rate continues to be Indicated by the weekly mortality report of the board of health. Last week'a report shows one death from typhoid fever, two new cases of scarlet fever, nine new casea and one death from diphtheria, three new cases of measles and one death from consump tion, a total of fourteen new cases and three deaths from contagious disease. There were thlrty-flve deaths from all causes. The normal weekly mortality rate Is about thirty-one. Saturday night, as related in these col umns yesterday, two Italians acted dis orderly on a Peckvllle car, and after be ing ejected near Bull's Head, one1 of them tired a shot at the street car men who put them off. Sunday night Conductor Chas. Fox spotted a man on his car as one of the two whom he had the trouble with the previous night, and calling two of ficers at Providence square, he had hint arrested. The prisoner gave his name as Charles Good, of Archbald; told that he was on his way home with his wife and child after spending the day with an uncle In Scranton. and protested that he was entirely Innocent of the crime with which he was charged, or of even know ing anything about It. Despite this he was Imprisoned in the station house in Providence and later fined $10 ut a hear ing before one of the North End aldermen. Yesterday Mr. Good came to this city bright and early, and seeking out iluls-lamli-r A Vosburg, directed them to pro ceed against the Traction company for Sl'.iiki damages. The papers were tiled yesterday afternoon. ST. LUKE'S CHRISTMAS TREE. From It (.'ifta Were Distributed Among Four Sabbath Schools. The Sabbath school of St. Luke's RplHcnpul church celebrated the Christ mas festival last night In conjunction with the church's mlswlon schools from Olyphant, Dunmore and Olive street. There was a distribution of gifts from a large and brilliantly Illuminated tree. A splendid feature of the gathering wus Its concert singing of carols, which, successively told "The Story of Christ mas." The songs were sung by the schools and the church's regular sur pi Iced choir. There was a brief address by Hev. Rogers Israel, the rector of the mother palish. - WIIKES-BARRE EDITOR'S ADDRESS. Was Delivered nl the Monlhlv .Meet lug of Methodist Pastors. A monthly meeting; of the Methodist ministers of Scranton and vlnclnlty In Kim Park church, was addressed yes terday by Dr. F. C. Johnson, one of the editors of the WHkeR-Uarre Record. Ills topic was "A Visit to the Moravian Tour of Nazareth." Dr. Jameson's address was based upon personal observation and proved Instructive as well as interesting to the gathering which was not as large as that which usually attends the pas tor's meeting. Hev. J. L. Race, of the Cedar Avenue Methodist church, pre sided. FOUR BUILDINGS IN ASHES Morolnf Fire at Old Forje Does Con iderable Damage Orlf iaated la Smith's Grocery Store. A Are destroyed four buildings and damaged a fifth In Mini town. Old Forge township, yesterday morning. It orig inated In a grocery store kept by James Smith and siiread to another building owned by Mr. Smith, as well as to the hotel of Michael F. Joyce and the building owned by John K. Fullon. Another building owned by Mr. Fallon was the one partially destroyed. The scene of the lire is on the main road leading from Scranton to Pitts ton. One part of Mr. Smith's building where the lire started was occupied us a clothing store by Louis Hhlpman. Mr. Smith's other building; contained a bar ber shop. Mr. Joyce's building; was a large one and it made a very hot fire. The build ing owned by Mr. Fallon was occupied by Jacob Tomoskl as a hardware store on the first floor and the upstairs was rented to tenant. It was remarkable that several other buildings did not go up In smoke. The entire loss will be about (8.000. All the buildings were well Insured. The fire was caused by a defective Hue. It broke out about 9 o'clock and was shooting through the roof of Smith's store before any one discovered It. The watchman at No. 2 shaft of Jermyn & Co. was the lirst to notice It. There Is no fire protection In Old Forge and the only thing that kept It from spreading to a larger area wa the use of the breaker hose and assistance from the lire companies In Mooslc and Taylor. The four buildings destroyed were built only a short time. There was a conflagration In the same place on the morning of No. 14. lHr. and eleven buildings were reduced to ashes. THE SCRANTON BUSINESS COLLEGE. Both sessions will reopen on Mon day, January 4. A large number of new students are already booked for the new year. Arrangements are being perfected for the sucurlng of additional room. This college Is conducted on a sound business basis. The rates are as low as can be consistently charged and those looking for the cheapest school should not apply here. v This is Important to Voo, And to your wife, son and daughter. You want a home. Think about It. Huy one of our choice lots in the cen tral and select part of Scranton at a handy and convenient walking dis tance from business, theaters, hotels, churches, stores and depots, on Adams, Jefferson, Madison or Monroe avenues. At most of the lota Hag walks and curbs are laid, also sewers, gas and water mains and steam heat, and In front of some the asphalt pave. These are sites for superior homes. Prices low. Terms easy. Clear title guaran teed. Call for cfrcular, Jones,311 Spruce. Notice. The following la a list of display cards Kept In stock at this office and for sale at ten cents each: Kooms for rent. For sale. This property for sal's. Furnished rooms. Mouse for rent. House to let, etc. OOOOOOOOOOI ONE CENT . A WORD is what it costs to make your wants known through the columns of THE TRIBUNE Cheap enough; isn't it? If you want good results, advertise in THE TRIBUNE. OOOOOOOOOO HOW PROFESSIONAL BILLIARDISTS PLAY CleVer Exbibitioa by "Wizard" Shaefer .and William Spink. WIZARD EXCELS AT BALK-LINE The Pair of Eipcrla Illustrated the Straight Kail, HallcLiae and Three Cushion Unmet and Finished with a Fireworks Display of Mar velous Fancy ShotsTheir Enter tainment Worthy of a Larger Audi ence Than Wiluesscd It. The exhibition of billiard playing by "Jake" Schaefer, of New York city, familiarly known to all devotees of the game as "Wlxard" Schaefer, and Wil liam Spinks, in Ruckus' parlors on Shaefer made this shot to show how a follow, draw and English can be given at one stroke. Washington avenue last night was all that could have been desired In th way of entertainment and exhibitou of skill, but was conspicuously unsuc cessful from a financial standpoint. The across-continent tour of the two ex perts will prove disastrous If their re pute and skill Is as little appreciated in other places as In Scranton. An ad mission fee of SI was charged. Whatever was lacking: in numbers was, however, balanced by the appar ent appreciation by the admirers of the game, nmong whom were: Kx-Sherlff A three-cushiou shot that looks easy, but isn't. Charles Robinson. Victor Koch, Attor ney George S. Horn. Colonel IT. O. Schoonrnuker, 13. B. Jermyn, Hollo O, Jermyn, E. E. Chuse, George . Brooks, General Manager Frank Sllllman, Jr., of the Scranton Traction company; Chief of Police Holding. Richard Mat thews, James H. McTigue, of Carbon dule; Jerome Keogh, pool champion of Pennsylvania: Deputy County Treas urer John A. Schudt, Kmil Weichel, William Weichel, John Owens, William Craig, Stephen Fenner, Jacob Bryant and Edwin Miles. The exhibition consisted of a straight rail game of l'.O points, which Spinks Shaefer made this one and it wasn't a masse either. ran out in one run in the first trial of the second inning Itefore Schaefer had made a point; a 14-inch bulk-line game of 1T.0 points won by Schaefer with an average of 21 points In seven Innings; a three-cushion game of 1 points, won by Spinks in thlrty-flve Innings, and a "fancy shot" exhibition by both players, during which Schaefer gave plain evidences of why lie Is dubbed " Wizard." SPINKS' BIO HUN. Spinks won the l.ank and missed the first shot In the straight rull game and gave the wizard an easy leave Spinks shows how five caroms on two cushions can be made to count. which the latter missed. Spinks then gave a very practical illustration of why the balk-line same was created to prevent the almost unlimited "nurs ing" and high runs. The balls were started by him In the lower left-hand corner and worked along the end rail, up the one side and across the upper end of the table, where, after turning his third corner successfully he ran out his 150 points without a break. It appeared as though he might have continued to count until midnight, so delicately and so accurately were the Ivories nursed. Hearty applause greet ed the finish of his effort. Following' A reverse, follow and draw which Shaefer says he learned before he knew how to play billiards. , t j was the score of the balk line game won by Schaefer: Shaefer-'.l, 71, 0, 3. 12, 7, R-1M. Spinks 22, 1, 0. 8, CT, 20-118. Shaefer's average, 7 Innings, 21. Spinks' average, 6 innings, 19. After winning the bank Shaefer worked the balls from square to square and finally missed on an easy kiss. The balls were left In a bad condition for Spinks pnd rt no time during his first run of 22 did he have them well in hand. Schaefer In his second Inning and on his twentv-slxth shot mude one of his star plays. The two object balls were frozen against one of the end cushions and away from the corners, the cue ball lying at a point near the center of the table and forming one of the points of a triangle. He scored by making a klss-follow-carom from one ball to the other. After making 71 points, the highest run of the game, he missed on a masse. WORKED THE "ANCHOR" The first "round the ti ble" shot was made by Spinks In the nfth Inning. During this Inning he "anchored" one of the balls against the line dividing I X3 I 1 . O .. x- .' t- O- 0-... o ' a corner and side square on the thir teenth shot and had made 29 points be fore the ball got away from him. He "anchored" it again in a relative posi tion on the opposite aide of the table on the forty-fifth shot and made fourteen points off it. I t was this famous anchor that helped Frank Ives win the nation al championship. The 3-cushlon exhibition was not pro ductive of any good playing. It requlr- 10 I ed thlrty-flve trials for Spinks to make the 15 points and win and for Schaefer to score 12. The runs were: Spinks, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2. 1, 2, 1, 1, 2: Schaefer, 1. I, 1, 3. 1, 2, 1, 1, 1. As Spinks explained in announcing the event, "It Is a style of billiards which makes all players equal" The fancy shots which concluded the exhibition were wonderful In their way and of such Intricacy as to bar descrip tion except by the Illustrations which accompany this article. Spinks" ef forts were routined mostly to masses, long distance kiss shots and cushion enllgsh and follows. His work in the fancy line did not equal the Wizard's who curved and twl&ted the Ivories about the table at will. From here the experts fo to Allen- 1 2- U ... a. ill. ile k.H in tnree trials. town for un exhibition Wednesday night, to Reading Friday, Altoona Sat in day and from there to Pittsburg where they will play every night next week. AMUSEMENTS. Wednesday evening one of the best of southern plays, "Down In Dixie," will be presented at the Academy of Music. It is one that abounds in humor and thrilling situations. Per haps the most thrilling scene is the one at the end of the third act. In a cot ton warehouse two villains have placed a young lieutenant In a cotton com press and have started the machine and set fire to the warehouse. He lies senseless while the ponderous clamp descends to crush him to deuth. But a plucky girl breaks her way from an office In which she hus been a prisoner, rushes through the smoke to the com press, and releases the lieutenant just In time to save his life. One of its at tractive features is the pickaninny bund, which renders the liveliest and most popular tunes. The darkey boys in the band appear in plantation pas times also. Oliver Doud Byron has produced many dramas In his career, but none has so successfully hit the public taste us the "Turn of the Tide." There Is something so fascinating in Its plot, the life-like characters are not too nu merous, but all well drawn. Peggy, the "Irish Italian" old maid, Is quite new to the stage and Is a very happy conceit and well carried out by Mrs. Byron. Harold Vandeleur, the hero of the pluy, is well portrayed by Ollved Doud Byron, Fred Warren, the funny man of the company. Is simply Im mense In Stalney Snipes. A great fea ture of the piece Is the realistic duel scene in the fourth act. The piece Is well mounted und the company excel lent. It will be seen at the Academy of Music Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. CONCERT OF THE 'VARSITY BOYS. It Will Tnkc Place Tonight in Y. M. ('. A. Hull. This evening the glee, banjo and mun dolln clubs of the lniversity of Penn sylvania will Klve one of their very en joyable concerts in Young Men's Chris tian association hull. The indications are that the hall will be all too small for the host that will desire to hear the 'varsity boys. W. J. Uoeckel. of Wilkes-Burre, is the leader of the glee club, und T. Cushing Jones, of this city, who possesses u very sweet baritone voice, Is one of the members of the club. Paul Ene is in structor of the banjo club and Hugh Baker of the mandolin club. The sing ing of the lee and the playing of the members of the Instrumental club hus been of a Very high order this year and those who fail to hear tonight's concert will assuredly miss a rich treat. To Our Former Students. Our office is now open In the Samter building. Come in and see us. We are going to sive you the lowest rates consist ent with business methods in order to enable you to complete your course nt a nominal cost. We trust that our past efforts in your behalf will merit your patronage in our school. A. L. McCLOSKEY, W. I. TRAINER. All poor tax not paid before Decem ber 31st, 1S1IG, costs will be added. W. M. Finn, collector. Calendar (iiven Away. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 19th, and continuing until Christmas, we will give to every purchaser a handsome calendar for 1897. So purchase your tea and coffee for your Christmas din ner at the old reliable tea and coffee house and get a calendar. Grand I'nion Tea Co., 311 Lack'a. ave., Jones Bros., Prop'rs. Miss Carolyne V. Dorsey, teacher of elocution, oratory and delsarte, 434 Ad ams avenue. . Watch for the White Wagons. 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., 5 p. m. Special attention and private dining rooms for dinner parties at Lohmann'a. Spruce street. Service and cuisine un excelled in thlsclty. To Cure a Cold in One Day. Take laxative Bromo' Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. 25c. DIED. . CLARK In Scranton. Dec. 28, 1896, Miner, va M. Clark, aged CO years. Funeral from the residence, 1210 Mulberry street, Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Interment In 'Forest Hill cemetery. TURNED FROM THE HOUSE TO DIE Inhuman Treotm:at Michael Taros Re ceived on Christmas Eve. SANK EXHAUSTED IN A FIELD Boarding Boss Refused to Allow the Sick Man to Be Brought Bark to the HonseIIo Died Sunday Morning. Verdict Returned by the Jury Em panelled by the CoronerPoor Bonrd Will Bury the Remains. Coroner Lonstreet was notified yes terday morning that a man died In Jes sup from exposure and Deputy Coroner Pennypacker went up In the afternoon, empaneled a jury, and held an Inquest. The inquest revealed the fact that Michael Taros, an Hungarian CO years old, had been ejected from his board ing house on Christinas eve because he was sick of consumption, and that he wandered around unable to obtain shel ter and food until he sank exhausted In a Held, where he was found Saturday morning unconscious, by pome men on their way to work. He died-Sunday morning. The boarding boss refused to allow the man to lie brought in, and the men who found him were obliged to shift around for some time before they could get any of his countrymen to receive him. He had been sick for a few weeks before he was turned nut. The Jury empaneled consisted of Thomus J. Muck, P. J. lturke, Pntrlck Monughun. W. J. Scanlan, John F. Mack and Thomus Michael und the ver dict was: "We Hnd that Michael Taros came to his deuth from exposure on tha night of December 26 while In an en feebled condition due to consumption." Taros had been In this country only a few years. He leaves a wife and family in Austria. The poor board will defray the expense of burial. MELODRAMA AT DAVIS. Joshua Sinipkins Produced There in it n Excellent Mnnner. "Joslah Slinpklns," a rural melo drama, was given at Davis' theater yes terday afternoon. The show hus two very funny characters In old Slinpklns and Hezekluh Skinner. There is an old maid, a village fiddler, in fact about everything of the comedy order. The story also has Its pathos ht the mis fortune of EHU the unknown waif, who comes under the sunshine of old "Josh's" presence. T. T. Rook acts the old farmer in a natural way. A number of specialties are given. The play will be repeated today hnd tomorrow afternoon und evening. GREATLY Reduced in Price JACKETS, CAPES, AND FURS AT W. R. BLACK'S 132 WYOMINQ AVENUE. SAWYER'S MILLINERY STORE Sohmar Piano Stands at tba Head AND J. W. GUERNSEY Stands at the Head in the Music track. You can always gat a better bargain at Ills beautiful warerooms than at any otbor place in the city. Call and see for yourself before buying, 205 Washington Avenue, SCRANTON, PA. J. W. GUERNSEY, Prop. BEST SETS OF TEETH, $8,. Including tbo paiiilrss extracting of teeth by an entirely new process. S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S., jai Spruce St , Opp. Hotel Jermyn. USEFUL GIFTS. ROCKERS AND CHAIRS We have a nice line of Reed Rockers and Chairs. Also Oak, Hahogany and Willow Rockers. BRASS TABLES New Designs, Onyx Top. Prices Reasonable. SMYRNA RUGS A new choice line just Received at $2.25. 30x60 inches HASSOCKS, OTTOMANS, ETC. SIEBECKER a WATKINS (LARGE WINDOW.) V.V.-KUT, JEWELER 423 Lackawanna Avsniti Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Sterling Silver And Cut Glass. Great Reductions iu These Goods. Watches and Clocks paired on short notice. All Re- LADIES' JACKETS Start the new year with n new jucket. We will start the yenr with a new Speclul Cloak Sale. All will be sold at barguin prices. We will not have enough to go around so the lucky customers will be those who cnll early. Ladles' cloaks, children's Jackets, sep arate skirts and winter sultn ull are In cluded In the sale. El Until January 1, 1897, The Balance of Our 1 illS Will Be Offered at Extremely Low Prices. TO LADIES A Nice Home Calendar fur 1N07, FREE TO UENTI.EMEN A Convenient and Or namental Match Safe for . Home Use. I B. POWELL fi CO.'S PIANO WAREROOMS, STERLING SILVER . . . Is a new addition to our stock nt Hot to 111 Prices. Opened an other new line of White China For Decorating Prices and styles talk, as we are selling lots of it. Will keep open evenings uficr the first of December. METROPOLITAN CHINA HALL 0. J. WEICHEL, Mean Bldjr, Cor. Wash, and Sprues St. 406 Lackawanna Ave. 9 Opp. Wyoming Housa. LI 1 Closed on Account of Fire. Will Be Open In a Few Days And will give you Bargains that have never been offered before. Wait And See. J.BOLZ I3S Wyoming' Avenue. am met Reduction For BuIuiicj of Our Stock of Overcoats,. Ulsters And Suits All New Goods, This Season's Make. aiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiii S You cannot, make a mistake in S buying for a Christmas Gift Finer Gat Glassware, I Tumblers, s I Vases, 3 Bowls, At the Popular for f. 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