The Scranton Republican, Monday
The number of people on the street Saturday evening was astonishing.
"Uncle Tom’s Cabin" will be presented at Ewen’s
Hall, Dunmore, next Wednesday
The employees at the car shops and at the Cayuga, Storrs and Brisbin
will be paid to-day.
The School Board will hold a regular meeting to-night. The uniform tax
levy will be discussed and the tangled condition of affairs will
Clement Devens, of Providence, went home from work on Friday last
of a would in his heart. He had sustained a fall and when Dr. Sullivan
was summoned he said a broken rib had punctured the man’s
died that day and a post mortem proved Dr. Sullivan’s
City Solicitor Burn’s is not going to lose any sleep over the
a resident of the Sixth ward to have the Street Commissioner, the City
Engineer and the Councils arrested for maintaining a nuisance because
do not have replaced at once a culvert on the West Side. He remarks
the Court is not a Street Commissioner.
The funeral of John Hogan, who died from injuries received from the
a the Central mine, took place yesterday afternoon from the residence
Fourth-street. The funeral of Thomas Gavigan, who was killed at
on Friday, will take place from the residence of the uncle of the
on Albright-avenue this afternoon at two o’clock.
The work of sinking the artesian well at the Hillside Farm goes on
and there is every indication that the venture will meet with success.
The workmen are now down about eighty feet and have found considerable
water, striking a vein fifty feet below the surface. It is thought that
it will be necessary to go down at least two hundred feet before enough
water can be found to satisfy all needs.
A seven month old son of Edward Ridgeway of 306 Lackawanna-avenue died
at 7:45 yesterday morning. The child several days ago was attacked with
fits having forty inside of thirty-six hours, but grew better until
when it was again attacked with fits which resulted in death. This is
second time the young parents have lost a child they are bowed in
The funeral will take place to-morrow forenoon. Interment in Forest
Despite the unpleasant weather the veterans of the One Hundred and
Pennsylvania Volunteers had a very enjoyable time at old Camp Luzerne
Saturday, and elected officers, as follows: P. PeLacy, President for
fifteenth consecutive term; Vice-Presidents, Adjutant Charles H.
and Major Blair; Recording Secretary, Colonel George Reichart;
Secretary, J. T. Curtis; Treasurer, Lieutenant Wm. H. Bennett. The old
committee on the erection of the tablet was continued.
Yesterday forenoon the body of Michael O’Horo,
commonly known as "Big
Mike," of Dunmore, was found underneath the trestling of the Spencer
at Dunmore. There were no indications of violence, and it is believed
the man either fell from the trestling or else lay down and died. The
was notified, who directed that if no marks of violence be found on the
body that the remains be taken to the late home of deceased. Nor marks
were found, and the direction of the Coroner was observed.
O’Horo was about sixty years of age, and leaves a
wife and six or seven
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Deeds for Property Sold Filed at the
Recorder’s Office Last Week.
Lackawanna township—One lot, Wm. D. Davies to John W. Evans,
Throop—Lots four and five in block two, Joseph B. Townsend et
al. to William
K. Jones, Oct. 1, 1885…..$400
Scranton, Hyde Park-avenue—One lot, O. P. Clark to J. W.
Gibbs, Oct. 24,
North Abington—Eighty acres, John G. Fell to John Bailey,
Jan. 7, 1879…..$1,158.93
North Abington—Eighty acres, John G. Fell to Chas. Hunter,
Jan. 7, 1879…..$1,158.33
North Abington—Eighty acres, John G. Fell, Charles A. Hunter
and John Bailey
to Lester Stone, March 31, 1885…..$3,800
Carbondale—Lot 75 and part of lot 77 on Dundaff-street, D.
& H. C.
Co., to Patrick F. McDonnell, March 9, 1885…..$155
Scranton, Market-street—One-half acre, Catherine Osterhout
and Nora M.
Osterhout to Randolph Crippen, Oct. 21, 1885…..$2,300
Scranton, Cedar-avenue—Part of lot 35 in block 9, George
Brown to L. D.
Powers, September 26, 1884…..$3,510
Benton—Forty-six acres, Wm. H. Lewis to James A. Lewis, April
Jefferson township—100 acres, John D. Kizer to R. M. House,
Oct. 26, 1885…..$350
Roaring Brook township—4 acres, Theo. Schultz to John G.
Finch, Dec. 28,
Carbondale, on Twenty-first street—18,000 square feet, Andrew
Watt to A.
A. Hall, Oct. 20, 1885…..$950
Scranton, Sumner-avenue—Lots 13 and 14 in block 13, Payne
al. to Mary Reese, July 21, 1884…..$450
Dunmore, Oak-street—Lot 13, Mary Conlin to Patrick McHugh and
Jan. 19, 1885…..$1
Scranton, Washburn-avenue—Lt 19 in block 310, Scranton
Savings Bank to
John E. Roche and T. P. O’Malley, Oct. 22,
Same lot as above—John E. Roche and T. P. O’Malley
to Daniel O’Horo,
Oct. 23, 1885…..$500
The Scranton Republican, Tuesday
The trial of Thos. Munley, for the killing of John Morrow, has been
until the January term.
Dr. L. H. Gibbs yesterday removed a large tumor from the base of the
of Bridget Moran, of Meridian-street.
The grocery store of Bennie Ralph on West Lackawanna-avenue, was broken
into Saturday night and $50 worth of goods taken.
The Equitable Loan and Building Association will meet at Charles
this evening at 7:30 to adopt by-laws and to accommodate those wishing
to purchase stock.
Deaths as follows were reported yesterday: A. McDonald, of the Twelfth
ward; Thomas Gavigan, of Carbondale; Bertha Westfall, of Willow-street;
Mary Cox, of Providence, and James McGowan, of the Second ward.
The funeral of the late Peter Wendline, of Petersburg, who died
took place yesterday morning and was largely attended. The remains were
taken to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where a requiem mass was
Deceased was a well known and much respected citizen.
Miss Kate Godwin, sister of John J. Godwin, of South Washington-avenue,
and of Peter Godwin of the City Hotel, died at the residence of her
yesterday morning at 5:30 o’clock. The funeral will take
place from the
residence of her brother John to-morrow morning at 9 o’clock.
be a requiem mass at the Cathedral prior to burial in the Catholic
in Hyde Park.
Mrs. H. H. Coston is visiting friends in New York.
Mrs. M. C. Borst and daughter, of Sumner-avenue, have left for Jersey
for a three weeks’ visit.
Captain John D. Fish has been re-elected captain of Company H,
Regiment, located at Providence.
Mr. G. R. Rigdon, lately of Chicago, has arrived in this city to manage
the affairs of the Postal Telegraph Company here.
Prof. Phillips returned yesterday morning from Mr. Pleasant, Wayne
where he had spent Sunday with his wife at the home of her parents.
Miss Virginia Brooks, who bears a leading part in "A Night Off," which
will be presented in this city next Saturday evening, is a niece of Dr.
Throop, and was visiting in this city last summer.
A Providence Man Missing.
Frank Welsh, a resident of Providence, has been missing since
He had been working at Von Storch’s slope, and drew his pay
During that day he was about town taking an active part in the
disappeared in the latter part of the day and none of his friends have
heard of him since. He has left a wife and three children. Welsh is
thirty-three years of age.
There were three sentences in court yesterday. O. Ed. Carey,
convicted of libeling John Watson, was called up. Judge Hand spoke to
kindly, advising him to be more careful in future, etc. Carey was then
sentenced to pay costs and a fine of $25.
Thomas Judge and Michael Gibbons, who were convicted of
Officer Gurrell, were sentenced to pay costs, $50 fine and to undergo a
three months’ imprisonment in the county jail.
Killed by Cars.
Mrs. Patrick Hughes, a peddler of small wares whose home was
Oak Tunnel near Parsons, while journeying toward Mill Creek along the
& S. track yesterday morning was overtaken by cars when near
Creek depot and was instantly killed, her body being frightfully
Mrs. Hughes was fifty-five years of age, formerly resided in Archbald
leaves a husband and widowed daughter, the husband of the latter having
been killed in the Mill Creek slope about two weeks ago.
Dr. Hand’s New Industry.
A few weeks ago an item appeared in our Bald Mount
that Dr. Hand had removed to Pittston. This had no reference to Dr.
of this city, and should have read Dr. Hann. Dr. Hand, who has been
by many in regard to this error of the types, purposes remaining in
city, his large practice and new industry he has started being
inducement to cause him to turn a deaf ear to alluring invitations he
to locate elsewhere. He has advanced steadily to the front ranks of his
profession and to-day is one of the leading physicians of this city and
one of our most honored and useful citizens.
It is not generally known that Dr. Hand recently started a new
in this city, yet such is the fact. A representative of THE REPUBLICAN
was shown through his laboratory in the rear of his residence on
yesterday afternoon and found there a half score of employees engaged
manufacturing and bottling Hand’s infant remedies, the only
full line of
children’s remedies now in the market. Mr. H. E. Smith, for
with Mr. Philps, does the manufacturing, while nine boys and girls are
kept busy bottling the medicine. A list of the remedies which Dr. Hand
has prepared is as follows: Teething lotion, diarrhea mixture, cough
croup remedy, pleasant physic, general tonic, worm elixir and chafing
These remedies he is prepared to recommend on all occasions, he having
devoted twelve years out of twenty to children’s diseases.
In reply to a question Mr. Smith said that the medicines are
with a ready sale and Dr. Hand has thirteen men on the road
them throughout the country. As the demand increases the number of men
employed will be enlarged and it is expected that in time the industry
will be come quite an important one in this city.
"Does Dr. Hand personally supervise this business?" was asked.
"He has everything systematized," replied Mr. Smith, "and
more than one hour a week to the manufacturing. Mr. C. C. Churchill
after the outside work while yours truly attends to that within. Our
are not very commodious at present, but we will soon erect a new
for our manufactory. I have been in the drug business a number of years
and never saw a patent medicine become so quickly popular. We have been
manufacturing but six weeks."
Mrs. W. W. Depue has recently returned from New York with the largest
of millinery and fancy goods ever brought into the town.
B. Davidson and family are about to vacate the old homestead farm now
by Cram Reynolds, and move on to their son’s farm recently
S. G. Manchester.
Mrs. L. B. Green, of Wilkes-Barre, who has been taking care of her aged
mother-in-law, Mrs. Celinda Green, at Factoryville, is at present
her son C. W. and family.
Constable Fred Davidson and Ned Weidman had a runaway behind a double
on the day of ex-Landlord Smith’s auction, but fortunately no
Mrs. Joseph Chase who has been in feeble health for a long time past is
still in a condition to give her relatives and numerous friends much
La Plume Briefs.
La Plume, Nov. 9.—School opens to-day with Ed. Hall, of
Glenburn, as teacher.
Mr. Hall is a young man of ability, and comes among us highly
Miss Mattie Coldwell, who has been visiting at I. T.
some time past, has returned to her home at Brooklyn.
Mrs. Quick who was taken sick while working for Charley Chase is
Isaac T. Tillinghast hast just received a supply of carp, from Wm.
Quarter Sessions—Com. vs. Michael
Gibbons: Sentenced by court to
pay a fine of $50, to pay costs and to undergo an imprisonment for
Com. vs. Thos. Judge: Ut supra.
Com. vs. O. Ed. Carey: Rule for trial discharged and defendant
to pay costs and $25 fine.
Com. vs. James Brink, nuisance, W. M. Finn, prosecutor: Nolle prosequi
entered, county to pay costs.
Com. vs. Chester E. Dale, assault and battery: Jury out.
Com. vs. John Ritter: Rule granted to show cause why costs shall not be
taken off prosecutrix and placed upon the county.
Com. vs. Chester E. Dale, larceny: Not guilty.
Com. vs. John Solwagher, assault and battery with intent to rape: Not
prosecutor, Michael Sherrick, to pay costs.
Common Pleas—Paxton, Comfort &
Co. vs. Wm. Price: rule for Sheriff’s
interpleader continued till argument court, January, 1886.
Elizabeth Scanlan by her next friend, P. M. Walsh, vs. Thomas F.
Alias subpoena in divorce to issue.
Lizzie Gilgenast by her next friend, M. Schwartzkoff, vs. Benjamin
Subpoena in divorce to issue.
Orphans’ Court—In re
appointment of Mary Theresa Keller: Charles
P. Mayer appointed.
A Church Quarrel.
There is a quarrel among the members of the Polish Hebrew
this city. Some years ago the church received a charter and secured a
for church property near the home of Ira Tripp, at Providence. The
and deed were given into the keeping of Wolf Johnson. Since that time
church has divided into two factions and both demand of Johnson the
and deed, which he refuses to relinquish until an understanding is
at and an amicable agreement effected. As a result both factions have
a move for a new charter and deed, and the case is now before the
The great Eisteddfod, which has been a matter of much local
for many months, will commence at the Lackawanna rink to-morrow morning
and will continue two days. Handsome cash prizes have been offered for
the most excellent competition in music, oratory and literature. Well
gentlemen have been selected as chairman, the names of the conductors
be sufficient to recommend them at once to favor, while the music,
will be rendered, will be equal to anything ever heard before in
The Telephone Tit Willow.
He slapped at his chest and uttered a vow,
Sounding, "Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello!"
And a cold perspiration bespangled his brow—
"Oh, Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello, oh!"
He sobbed and he sighed and he grew very pale,
And an echo arose like an agonized wail,
As piercing as the tap on a tin dinner pail,
"Oh, Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello!"
It was almost as certain as life that his name
Wasn’t "Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello, oh!"
But ‘twas a powerful passion that made him exclaim,
"Oh, Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello!"
Then his voice dropped into a perilous sigh;
He perished right there—and would you know why?
Because tightly lodged in his throat was the cry:
"Oh, Hello, oh! Hello, oh! Hello!"
Those Moon (shine) Boots.
For The REPUBLICAN.
Having seen frequent notices in the city press to the effect
C. Courtright had presented me a pair of Moon boots, as per previous
I wish to say that I have not received either that kind or any other
Mr. Courtright. Having in the recent walking match fulfilled the
in which the aforesaid boots were voluntarily offered, I called upon
Courtright, and was informed by him that he expected me or the man who
won them to make a walking bill-board of himself during the remainder
the race. I do not pose in that way for any man, and would not do so
all the boots and shoes Mr. Courtright has in his store.
C. A. HARRIMAN
Scranton, Nov. 8, 1885.
Transcribed and provided by Susan W.
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