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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING, MAY It, 1897.
II TAN ii
The tan or russet J
hoeis trie eminently
proper shoe for sum
mer wear. And the
:S new toe shapes are i
Sfc comfort givers. This i
season style and ease
go hand in hand.
The three dollar
rrade in lace or but
ton we furnish for a
few days at
I SCHANK & SPENCER 1
410 Sprues St,
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wo cannot hereafter make exception.
Base Ball today. To
ronto vs. Scranton, at
3. 45. Admission, 25 cents.
Tho Hon Ton Social club will give a
flance at Turner hull tonlfih'.
Sirs. I.. 31. Gates will speak at tho lles
cuc Mission this evcnlnK at S o'clock.
Miss S. Louise HardcnberRh, of this
city, Is spending u few days In New
The Hoard of Associated Charities of
Scranton will meet this evening at S
o'clock, In tho poor board room, Muni
Appeals will he heard today by City Kn
BlnctT 1'hlllips from the assessment for
sewering Prescott avenue, and Farber
court. The cost of tho Prescott avenue
stnvor Is estimated a. $3,401, and tho other
The meeting of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union will be held this uf
ternoon at 3 o'clock in their room. 301
Washington nvenue. Subject. "Social
Purity," with an address by Miss Deck
er, of the National Flotence mission.
William Melnzer and Anna Hallmin,
Charles C. ISattenberg and Margaret Fos
ter, James Hughes and Margaret Flynn,
George H. Schrivcr mid Chloe A. Shlmer,
Frank Sover and T.lzzlo M. Hoss, all of
Scranton, wero granted marriage licenses
The Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern company wilt pay its employes at
tho car shops and the Ililsbln and Ca
yuga mines today. Tho Delaware and
Hudson Canal company yesterday paid
its employes on tho Honesdalo division
of the gravity road,
Dr. It. II. McKeage, who formerly prac
ticed in Shlclcshinny, Pa., and who has
recently spent n year and a half In the
hospitals of lierlln and Heidelberg, Oer
many, has opened a handsome suite of
ofllces in the new Carter building, cor
ner of Linden street and Adams avenue.
James Owens, the razor sharp picked up
by Patrolman Sultry, on suspicion, was
discharged yesterday in police court with
the advice to seek some other stamping
ground. Daniel Koch, who broke up
livangellst Cavanaugh's curb-stone meet,
ing, paid $.'i for his fun to escape twenty
days In Jail.
The will of the late Johann Jacob Fred
erick Matthias Kapmoyer was yesterday
admitted to ptolwte and letters testa
mentary granted to his widow, Mary
Kllzabcth Kapmeyer, to whom he leaves
his entire estate. In the estate of Asa
Carson, late of this city, letteis of admin
istration were granted to S. M. Carson.
Ttosanna Tripp, Kzra II. Ulpple and
Everett Warren, executors of tho estate
of Ira Tripp, deceased, yesterday began
nn equity suit to secure a partition of a
lot of land which was owned Jointly by the
deceased and the defendant. Tho land 1,1
question Is part of lots Nos. J0 and 22 In
block 20. extending thirty-flve feet on
Fenu avenue and 1SI feet on Spruce street.
Olllcers were elected ns follows at yes
terday morning's meeting of the Method
ist pastois of this city and vicinity in Elm
Park church: President, Itev. J. H, Sweet,
Scranton; vice-president, Itev. P. Haen
1Iges, Scrantcn; secretary and treasurer,
P.ev, T. M. Furey, P.endhjm. Itev. E. V.
Armstrong, of Forty Fort, read a paper
on "Tho Relation of tho Pulpit to -Modern
Jt was reported In the local papers sev
OTal months ago that among the persons
killed In a railroad wreck at llurllngham.
Ala., was Captain Andrew Itryvon, well
known Jn this city, and the first captain
of Company A, Thirteenth regiment. Cap
tain Urysoit Is alive, very mtioh so, and
Lieutenant Colonel Mattes, of the Thir
teenth regiment, during tho recent visit
of the regiment to New York city, had n
' long chat with l.lm,
Clerk of the Courts Thomas yesterday
reclved from Prothonotary Green, of tho
biipremo court, certification of tho appe.il
of James Coyglll, who was supplanted
by Francis Slmms, In tho olllce of school
director of tho Second waid of Dickson
City by tho recent decision of Judge Arch
bald In tho celebrated Dickson City con
tested election c.tse. Directions are given
to Jiave the Illes In tho caso In readiness
for trutisn. lesion before the third Monday
of Fetfruury next O'llrlen and Kelley
are CnyglU's attorneys.
Tho donations at tho Florenco mission
for tho month of April were: C. F. Not
tleton, J10 rebato on rent of mission;
Scranton lieddlng Co., two mattresses;
Scranton Wood rompany, wood; It, fj.
Brooks, wood; Kohler & Co., printers,
1.000 cards; Armbrust's meat market,
neat; Aylesworth's meat market, meat;
Curr's meat market, meat; Cornish's
meat market, meat; Taylor Loveland's
meat murkct, meal; Murberger's meat
market, meat; Purco's meat market,
meat; Wormsor'a meat market, meat;
Mrs. Dlehl, meat; Mrs. Huckctt, meat;
Mrs. Dean, eggs, meat and fruit; Miss
Dolph, tea; Kim Park church, butter
rolls and milk; Coursen's. brend and
rolls; Zcidler's bakery, bread and cake;
Huntington's bakery, bread and cake;
flowers, Easter, Mrs. W. II. Taylor, Mrs.
Stollc, Mrs. Huckott, Miss Sanderson,
MUs Weir; from the W. W. Guild, of
Honesdnle, Pa.: sheets, pillow cases and
towols. Medical services, Dr. Anna Law.
SOLICITORS WILL LOBBY.
Committed of tho LpgHliituro Will
Jlonr Thrill .Hay at).
May 20 lias been set by the committee
having lit hand the consideration of the
Toney tux collector bill and other leg
Jslatlon hearing on tho government of
thlid class cities, as tho day for hear
ing the committee of city solicitors se
lected to further theao new measures.
City Solicitor' Tprrey Is chulrman of
the committee, The other members
are City Solicitors W. D. Crocker, of
"Wllllamsport and A, A. Cochran, of
FIRST CONCERT AN
Fanny Mendelssohn Society Received
with Great Favor.
TUB ARTISTS WHO ASSISTED
."llllc. Allco Vcrlct Possesses rt lnro,
Stvoct Soprnno Volcc--Miss Mnitd
.Morgan's Ilnrp Wiin Never Mori)
Jlcspoiislvc--Mombors of the So
ciety Who Snug Last Nlght--Audl-ciico
tho Largest Tlint lias Heard
a Concert in Scranton This Season.
The Fanny Mendelssohn society, con
cerning which there was so much an
ticipation, made Its llrst nubile uppenr
nnce ut a concert given by tho society
In the Frothlngham last night. The
members were assisted by Mile. Allco
Verlet, soprano, and Miss Maud Mor
The fiiiO'encc was tho largest seen
at a concert In Scranton this season.
It was a. cultured and discriminating
audience that fitly welcomed the artists
and in turn wns fitly entertained. En
tertained U the word of words for last
night's programme was one of enter
At times the entertainment took tho
form of a proper but still a rippling jol
lity; again It waH peace, a sweetly mel
ancholy peace but It was ahveys enter
tainment. ''The Spinning Song," from
"The Flying Dutchman" and Parker's
"The Fisher," were the nearest ap
proaches to serious themes and they
were, at most, but approaches.
Every seat In tho house was taken by
friends of the Fanny Mendelssohn so
ciety and by others who were attracted
by a glance at the published pro
gramme. It Is a sulllclent commentary
upon the concert to say that the most
critical auditors In the large audience
wero charmed and tho most Indifferent
aroused Into enthusiasm.
THE OPENING SELECTION.
And first as to the numbers sung by
the society. The versatility of theso
ladles and their ability were
quickly mail? evident. Hatglcl's "In
Spring," was the happily chosen open
ing selection. No fairer symbolizatlon
of. springtime could be made than that
created by the stage picture of tho so
ciety as . they arose In obedience to
Conductor- -'j. Alfred Pennington's
wand. The beauty of the pkiure was
a preparative for the melody which
followed. In this and in every number
of the programme, the ladles evidenced
a delicacy of phrasing, a lelinenient of
expression, an intelligence of reading
and a close sympathy with the several
For the completeness of their singing
they have to thank their own natural
and acquired al illtlcs and the pains
taking work nnd remarkable skill of
the conductor, Mr. Pennington.
Miss Maud Morgan has played before
Scranton audiences heretofore but nev
er has her harp spoken more truly than
it did last evening. In Hasselmann's
"Lamento," Miss Moigan displayed her
dramatic power In Its full. To this,
Godcfrold's "Danse des Sylphes" was
an admirable and blithesome foil.
FOR AN ENCOHE.
"Fairy Footsteps," by Hollaender,
Raffs "Departing Day" and IJarglel's
"Dragon Files," comprised the gamut
of last evening's programme, and each
had Its sharp individuality brought
out by the society. As an encore se
lection, tho society sang a remarkably
beautiful arrangement of that tune
ful theme, "In Old Madrid." In this
the parts were given freer play than
in any other song of the evening. The
sopranos added power to their fresh
ness nnd purity, and the contraltos evi
denced a richness, which before had
not been so evident.
Mile. Alice Verlet fully justified tho
extravagant expectations which many
had held concerning her method and
her voice. The former was simplicity
In art, the latter a marvel. Both of
the numbers which she sang on her
first appearance, Helmund's "The
Kiss" and Delibes "Les Filles de
Cadiz" were of the prevailing light
ness of theme. Mile. Verlet's charm
of manner was an added effect to the
completeness of her singing.
"The Spinning Song" was so persist
ently and rapturously applauded that
Its repetition was necessary. Miss
Morgan won a new triumph by her
playing of "Autumn" from "The Sea
sons," by Thomas. She has played this
In Scranton heretofore, but never bet
ter than last night.
Abt's "Oh Lovely Night," Relehe's
"Who has the Prettiest Lambkins"
nnd Gadel'sJ "Summer Night" were
themes which wero admirably Inter
preted by the society.
Meyerbler's dllllcult "Shadow Song,"
from "Dlnorah," was sung by Mile.
Verlet and this created the greatest
enthusiasm of the evening. To Its dif
ficulties Mile. Verlet superimposed a
higher climatic note ami then sang
Hie whole with ns much ease and ex
pression as thcugl: It were the simplest
of ballads. Of course the house "rose
at her" nnd of- course an encore re
sulted. Tho concluding selection was shared
In by Miss Morgun, Mile. Verlet and
the society. It was Parker's "The
Fisher." it was more a. technical than
nn exprcsslonal triumph but its every
phrase and note was thoroughly en
joyable. So enjoyable wns it that, tho
nudl"nce remained slttlns and ap
plauding for some little time after its
The accompanist, Miss Charlotte
J31acknian,dld her exacting work fault
lessly. Heautlful bouquets were given
over the footlights to Mile. Verlet, Miss
Morgan and Mr. Pennington.
The Fanny Mendelssohn society wns
organized last September and took for
Its motto "Art for Art's Sake." It
was named after the sister of the com
poser, Mendelssohn, who was herself
a composer of marked ability. The
society Is composed of some of the
best female singers of the city, and lias
been rehearsing since Its organiza
tion under the direction of Mr, Pen
nington. It was his first appearance
last night us a conductor, and he has
reason to feel proud of his triumph,
and that of tho society he conducts.
The olllcers of the society are Miss
Susan E. Dickinson, president; Miss
Julia C. Allen, secretary and treas
urer. Not a little of the success of
last night's concert was duo to the en
ergetic executlvo committee, com
posed of Mrs, William J. Hand, Mrs.
Alfred E. Connell and Mrs, George M.
Ilallstead, all of them accomplished
musicians and warm patrons of events
musical, They are active members of
The members of the society who
sang last night were: Mrs. Thomas
Aubrey, Mrs, Annlo I3arnes, Mrs. Clar
ence lialentlne, Mrs. Alfred E. Connell,
Mrs. Maxwell Chapman, Mrs, D, w.
Connolly, Miss Alda Davis, Mrs. W. J.
Hand, Mrs. George M. Hallstcnd, Mrs.
Louis Howrll, Miss Edith Jones, Miss
Margaret Jones, Miss Lilllo Josephs,
Miss Agnus Josephs, Miss Irene Kami,
Miss Flora Matthews, Miss Mnrtha
Matthews, Miss Kate Crossln O'llrlen,
Mrs. J. II. I'nge, Mrs. J. Alfred Pen
nington, Altss Flotence H. Richmond,
Miss Grace Rose, Miss Annie Rose,
Miss Ucf.sle Itlce, Miss Lydla Sailor,
Mrs. T. C. Von Storch, Miss Caroline
The success of Inst night's concert
Injures one and probably two concerts
by tho society next .lousin.
Mile. Verlet was born In ISelglum,
but of recent years has boon In Paris,
where she sang In grand opera after
compleUnjr her nuilcnl education. Sho
came to this country last August nnd
hits been heard here only In concert.
SVETZ GIVEN A HEAPING.
Admits Shooting the Child, but Says It
Was AccidentalNot the Father
of the Infant.
It now transpires that curtrumstnnces
leading up to tho shooting of the Infant
child by Its supposed fathel, John
Svctz, Sunday morning In Dunmore,
show that Svetz may have deliberately
murdered the baby hut tho evi
dence seems to contradict any
likelihood of dellbcrnte killing. As
told In Tho Tribune Svctz gave
himself up to rx-Conslable "Hilly"
Skipper at 9.30 o'clock Sunday night.
He was lodged In tho county Jnll and
yesterday morning County Detective
Lcyshon went before Alderman John
T. Howe and swore out a warrant for
the formal arrest of Svctz on the
chaige of murderf
John Humaer, the Hungarian tramp,
who fired the shots from the porch be
fore Svetz took the revolver from hlm
was arraigned before Alderman Howe
charged with carrying concealed weap
ons nnd discharging the same on the
public highway. He was held In $o00
and In default was committed to Jail
to await tilal by court.
The details of the shootliiK as re
ported In The Tribune upon a second
Investigation proved correct. Svetz
was Ignorant of the use of revolvers
and It now appears that tho revolver
used was a self-cocking weapon. This
makes the accidental theory the more
Accompanied by ex-Constable Skip
per, a Tribune reporter went to the
house yesterday. It was once a fine
building, but now the steps In the dark
hallways are broken, vermin Is seen
everywhere and a Denm.irkian odor is
In the upstairs room n half dozen
persons were found. One woman
emptied some cut bologna from a filthy
pan on the stove and placed the dish
with other similar side-plates before
John Grublnak and one other man. A
big two-quart bottle of beer was the
washable and only one tumbler was
used for all.
The dining room contained two beds
and the cradle In which the baby while
sleeping was shot. John Grublnak
tells of the shooting as he got It from
his wife. This Is one of the two wo
men who were In the room at the time
of Svetz'p act. Grublnak calls the wo
man "wife," although she wns arrested
about two years ago for leaving her
husband who now lives nt Taylor. Af
ter spending a period of nine months
In the county jail she returned to John
It Is known that Svetz has been In
America for the past eight years and
that his wife did not come here until
a little over eight months ago. She
left three children in the old country,
Russian Poland, two of whom Svetz,
her husband, has never seen. One
child is 10 years old, born before Svetz
came here. The other two are aged D
and 2 years.
Mrs. Svetz had been In America only
a few days when the child who was
shot Sunday was born. For tho first
month, says John Grublnak, Svetz and
the woman quarreled over the child.
From these circumstances It was sup
posed that Svetz in a fit of anger shot
the child out of pure hate for Its Illegit
imacy. This, however, will prove unbacked
by any substantial evidence. Svetz had
been drinking; he heard the shots out
side; he disliked Humear; he took the
revolver from him; he went upstairs
and In exhibiting the revolver he pulled
the trigger twice, too drunk to com
prehend what he was doing.
The child wns burled yesterday in
tho German Catholic cemetery, South
At S.30 o'clock last night Svetz was
taken from the county jail and given
a hearing before Alderman Howe. He
admitted shooting the child, but said
It was nn accident, Svetz was com
mitted to the county jail to awn It ac
tion In court. County Detective Ley
slum has secured tho revolver. It is a
DELAY IN TIIG PAViNQ.
Work on .Mulberry Street Will Not Ho
Commenced Cor Some Weeks.
It will be several weeks yet before
the work on the Mulberry street pave
will be commenced according to pres
ent indications. Tho Columbia Con
struction company find It impossible to
secure the necessary broken stone for
the concrete. They hope, however, to
overcome this difficulty within a week
It has been decided to work two
gangs, one at either end of tho street.
This will make up for tho time lost
through the hitch In the preliminaries.
Hi art Disease on the Increase.
Dr. Agnew's Cure for tho Heart Is
the discovery of an up-to-date student
of medical science. It Is the safest,
surest and quickest remedy known for
this dreaded disease, and never falls
to relieve Shortness of Ilreatli, Smoth
ering Spells. Pala in the SU- Palpita
tion, and other symptoms of Heart Dis
order In .':u minutes, and effect a per
manent cure. Sold by Matthews Bros.
The Eye Specialist
Is now at his new quarters at
215 Lackawanna Avenue, In
Williams' Shoe Store
Ho has fitted up u fine Optical parlor,
where ho examine tho eyiw fruo and price
for Hpectaciea aro thu cheapeHt In thn city.
Yoiit'uuget tho very latest dcnlgnH In frames
or frumeleHK trimmings, Ho hui been In this
city for a number or years and lint always
guuruntecil vnllRractlon and Mill continue to
do tho name. All nervous licuiUcheH can ha
relieved by getting tho proper glansea ml.
Justed to your eyes.
DON'T i'ORaUT TUB PLACE,
215 Lackawanna Avenue
la the White Front Shoo Store.
TO BE NO FAVORITE
Board ol Control Rules Out an Old
LINE DRAWN AT PUBLIC GIFTS
riowors nnd Other Tokens .Must lie
llcstowcd in i'rlvnte--Tlius the
Poor nnd the Well-to-do Graduntcs
Will Ho onnn Kqunl rootlng--A
Scheme to Ohvinto tho Appointment
of Teachers Willi u "lMilP'i'iiy
Roll lor April Passed.
There will be no public presentations
of (lowers or other gifts before or dur
ing this year's graduation of high nnd
training school pupils. That much wns
settled by the adoption of a report of
tho high and training school committee
nt last night's board of control meet
ing. Following- was the report:
That no pupil shall be allowed to grad
uate from any department of tho Scran
ton high school who has not made a gen
eral average of "0 In all his or her work.
That no pupil or pupils of the high or
training school shall publicly accept a
present or gift of any kind before, during
or at the close of graduation or com
That the Training school shall have a
separate commencement to be held In tho
auditorium of tho high school tho nlgnt
preceding the high Kchool commencement;
That $J0 be appropriated the training
teacher for commencement exercises, one
feature of which must be an educational
address by an educator selected by tho
training teacher and superintendent;
Thut all teachers employed by the board
of control bo requested and lnvltod by
special card to attend and hear tho edu
cational address to be delivered at com
mencement tlmu for tho training school
That tho use of tho high school be
granted Mr Wlntersteln for his scientific
lecture on X-Itays; nnd, providing his ap
paratus be approved by tho high and
training committee, and five physicians
present at tho leqture, we ngreo to as
sume any deficit (not exceeding tho cost
of tho apparatus, $100) that may arlso
THI3 REPORT ATTACKED.
President Jennings called Mr. AVelsh
to the chair and debated for the adop
tion of the report, when Mr. Barker
offered a motion that the gift clause
be stricken out. Mr. Wormser and Mr.
Notz. supported Mr. Jennings. The
substance of their nrgument was that
many graduates whose friends nnd rel
atives aro not well-to-do are embar
rassed by the lavish presentation of
(lowers and other gifts to graduates
more fortunately situated in a worldly
sense, but whoso merit of scholarship
Is no better and perhaps less than the
former class. The report was adopted.
The April pay roll was approved as
follows: Teachers, $14,0S0.'J"; substi
tutes, $225.70; Janitors, $1,570.
Alderman John T. Howe and Fred
J. Amsden were present as representa
tives of the joint Memorial Day com
mittee of the city's two Grand Army
posts and asked permission to have
collections made In the schools for the
benefit of the Decoration Day exer
cises of the posts. The request was
Alderman Howe Informed the board
that the Patriotic Order Sons of Amer
Ice had u Hug ready for presentation
to No. 1 school.
MISS COHEN'S RESIGNATION.
A precedent will likely be estab
lished through the resignation of Miss
Rose Cohen as teacher at No. 30 school,
and the appointing In her stead of
Miss Margaret Schlmpff. The resig
nation came direct to the board and
In consequence no opportunity was of
fered for the appointment of a teach
er "with a pull."
Mr. Notz remarked that he was glad
the resignation came direct to the
board and offered a motion that fu
ture resignations bo so made. Mr,
Langnn amended by a motion that res
ignations bo given to the controller
and by him to the superintendent of
schools. Mr. Wormser further amend
ed that the matter be referred to the
committee on rules to bo reported nt
the next meeting, and the motion was
adopted as last amended.
A largo number of bills were ap
proved before adjournment.
WHERE THOU GOEST I WILL
Ruth Spokcth Thusiyin Olden Times,
but Listen to This.
Hickory street Is not a desirable
place to have a residence In the opin
ion of Philip Dlppre, but his wife
wouldn't consent to move elsewhere,
and that explains tho disturbance that
has shaken the Dlppre family from
twig to trunk.
All on account of this difference of
opinion two grown children having be
come disgusted with the lovable bat
tles between father and mother, left
Last evening Mr. Dlppre was ar
rested by Special Officer Mink on a
Having: bought large quantities of fine goods direct from the manufactu
ers, we can afford to name very low prices.
A full assortment of Children's
Gauze and K