LackawannaLackawanna County News

Scranton Republican, Thursday, Jan 8, 1903

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Mrs. D. Langstaff, Mifflin avenue, will leave Monday to spend the winter in Florida.


M/M Bert Wheeler, Pawtucket, RI, have been visiting his parents, M/M James Wheeler.


Ed Miller and son, David Miller, Pittston, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Bell Britten.

Mr. J. P. Wilson of Cornell University has accepted a position as principal of a school at Old Forge.

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A son, Jan. 5, to M/M Joseph Eanston, S. Ninth street.


Burgette, Charles S., 623 Kressler court, Tuesday, aged 15 years 6 months 2 days, son of M/M Benjamin Burgette.  Funeral Friday from home, remains taken to Waverly, PA, for burial.

Gallagher, Patrick J., 316 Twenty-first street, Scranton, Jan. 6, 1903, age 15. Survived by brothers and sisters: Peter Gallagher, John Gallagher, Sarah Gallagher, Michael Gallagher, and Anthony Gallagher.  Funeral Friday at St. Patrick's church with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

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Prof. B. J. Pickering, Uniondale, spent last week with his parents, M/M J. K. Pickering.

James Harding, Binghamton, NY, is visiting relatives here.

M/M J. S. Belcher, R. M. Archbald, and Deborah Davis visited friends and relatives in Binghamton, NY, last week.

M/M Mace and son Howard Mace, Carbondale, and Mrs. Conrad from CT were entertained at E. H. Conrad's.

Misses Edna Snyder and Lena Snyder and brother Clarence Snyder spent last week with their parents, M/M E/ Snyder.

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Funeral of the late Bezaleel Davies, alderman of the Fifth Ward and police magistrate, Second precinct, who died Sunday night at his home, 112 Washburn street, was held yesterday.  Member Sumner avenue Presbyterian church.  Rev. R. G. Jones, Dolgeville, NY, formerly of this side, was assisted by Revs. William Davies and W. E. Nye. Quartet was composed of John T. Watkins, Mrs. W. A> Harvey, Mrs. John Rees James, and W. L. Jones, sang.  The pall bearers were Ebenezer Evans, Evan J. Davies, Thomas Price, Zephiah Evans, John Marchant, and Frank Frances.  Flower bearers were from the Presbyterian Sunday School: Esther Davies, Lizzie Griffith, Ellen Davies, Lillian Tewksbury, Hettie Tewksbury, Jennie Gilbert, Anna Evans, Anna Davies, May Jones, Rose James, and Miss Jones. Noticeable were member of the police force: Lieutenant John Davis, officers Thomas Lowry, Thomas Evans, John McColligan, John Malott, John McDonald, David Parry, Conrad Marker, William Morgan, William Matthews, Arthur Williams, John D. Thomas, James Thomas and others. Remains were laid to rest at Washburn street cemetery.  Will Price was the funeral director. [Condensed]

Funeral of Mrs. Margaret H. Watkins, widow of {James T. Watkins}, 338 N. Everett avenue, was held yesterday.  Deceased was 36.  p-b John Williams, Ebenezer Williams, and Roy Williams, brothers of the deceased; Thomas Watkins, Bert Griffin, and C. H. Wilcox, brothers-in-law of the deceased.  The cortege proceeded to Cambria cemetery where interment was made.   Will Price was the funeral director.

St. Ann's chapel of the Passsionist order opened December 14, 1902 at the corner of S. Main ave and Sloan street.  The parish includes all of Lincoln Heights and north to Eynon street, south to Ninth street and Acker avenue.

Death of Patrick Gallagher, 316 Twenty-first street, Tuesday, 15. Son of M/M Michael Gallagher.  On Saturday he came home from his work in the mines, complained of not feeling well, and took to his bed.  The following brothers and sisters survive him: Peter, John, Michael, Anthony and Sarah.   Funeral arrangement have not been completed.

Mrs. B. G. Doud, Oram street, visited parents in Greenwood.

M/M Fred Tietze, South Sumner avenue, recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary.

Eugene Sweeney, Wilkes-Barre, is spending a few days with relatives on this side.

Misses Lillian Watkins and Ida Watkins, Plains, visited their cousin, Miss Blanche Watkins.

M/M John B. Davis, Mahonoy City (PA), visited their daughter, Mrs. Reese T. Reese, Jackson street.

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Michael DeLese, Robinson street, and Mary Varney, of the north end.

A daughter was born recently to M/M John Jenkins, Acker avenue.


John Ward, Buffalo, NY, formerly of Jessup is renewing acquaintances.


Ivalene Catterson, Clark's Green, and William Lynott, Beaumont avenue, married yesterday in the parlors of Holy Rosary church. They were attended by Hattie Billings, Justus, and John Murphy of Warren street.  Wedding officiated by Rev. J. V. Moylan.

A New Year's day wedding was performed by Rev. J. V. Davies at the First Welsh Baptist church; married were Edith Jones, W. Market street, and William Davis, Wayne avenue.

A birthday party was tendered Tuesday afternoon to Misses Martha Morgan and Nellie Morgan, 421 Mead street by their parents.


Funeral of Miss Kathryn Crone yesterday from her home on Brook street.  Mass celebrated at St. John's church by Rev. E. J. Melley and interment made in Cathedral cemetery.  Undertaker Cusick had charge of the funeral.

Arthur Gribbs, Camden, NJ, visited his parents here.

Michael McIntyre, Buffalo, NY, has been called home on account of the illness  of his mother.


The remains of Mrs. John Peterson, who died at Minersville, PA, will be brought to Pittston this afternoon and taken to the Broad street M. E. church at 3:30 p.m., interment will be in Pittston cemetery.

Mrs. Bridget B. Corcoran, Browntown, died Tuesday.  She was born in Ballina, Ireland, 74 years ago and came to this country in 1864.  A son, John B. Corcoran and daughters Maria Corcoran and Kate Corcoran survive.  Funeral Friday with mass at St. John's and interment in Market street cemetery.

M/M Stark Coolbaugh returned home to Lake Carey yesterday after a visit with the latter's parents, M/M W. Young.

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Mary Green; Birdsail Green.  Married at Bellvue in 1873, they lived together until last November when he left.

Ollie Davenport, Clyde Davenport.  Married at Mauch Chunk, June 4, 1898; they lived at Carbondale with his mother until the following October when Mrs. Davenport left and went to New York where his (sic) people were living.


M/M Chester Weiss spent New Year's day with his parents in Scranton.

Al Rymer and Will Rymer, Scranton, spent New Year's with their parents, M/M Theodore Rymer.

M/M George Coon and children attended a family gathering New Year's day at the old Bailey homestead, where her brother, Herbert Bailey, resides. ... Those present were M/M Herbert Bailey and family, Mrs. Fox, Waverly; M/M Joseph Bailey, son Robert Bailey and daughter Inez Bailey of Chinchilla; M/M Ralph Bailey and son William Bailey, Scranton; M/M Orrin Hopper and three children of Factoryville; M/M George Coon, son Ernest Coon, daughter Inez Coon, Clark's Summit.

M/M Peter Lasher and family, Square Top, spent New Year's day with her parents, M/M Theodore Rymer.


Surprise party for Miss Mary Greene at the home of her parents M/M G. W. Greene, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1902.  It was her seventeenth anniversary. [List of guests]


Edward Musselman has returned to Sayre after visiting parents.

J. C. Richards and family spent New Years's day at Newton with Mr. R's  (sic) brother, Dr. William Newman, and mother, Mrs. Mary Newman.

Mrs. Arthur Harder, Coxton, is spending time with her children M/M William Harder.

M/M Frank Hufford and son Arthur Hufford, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Frank Devers, at Paterson, NJ.

Miss Grace Lacoe and her cousin, Mrs. Atwater, Pittston, left to spend a month in New York city.

Miss Edna Hufford has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Kresge at Scranton.

Mrs. Dickinson is entertaining her sister from Lake Carey.

James Van Ostrand and Wells Richards have returned from visiting the former's parents at Newfield, NY.

Miss Miriam Vanderburg visited relatives in Duryea last week.

Mrs. Regan has returned from visiting her children in Wilkes-Barre.

Miss Catherine Ace spent a few days at West Pittston with her grandmother, Mrs. Weiss.

Mrs. Martin Nyer spent New Year's day with her sister, Mrs. Irwin Sax.


Born, Dec. 22, a daughter to M/M M. E. Wescott.

Miss Hazel Mead returned from a visit with relatives in Scranton.

S. M. Ives and wife visited relatives here Sunday. [Mrs. A. E. Ives and daughter Ruth Ives are improving from illness.] [I. R. Ives and wife spent New Year's with friends in Scranton.]

Mrs. Mattie Potter, and son Kenneth Potter, Scranton, visited her parents, M/M J. D. Wilcox.

Mrs. Emma Compton was called to Hallstead to care for her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bloom Marters.


Thaddeus Roth has been entertaining his two brothers and brother-in-law from Monroe county.

Miss Rose Lewis, teacher, visited her parents at Maple Grove.

Miss Maude Lewis, Scranton, is spending her vacation with her brother Levi Lewis.


Mrs. Moran (sic) will go to spend time with her son, H. E. Morgan, of Brandt.


M/M G. N. Bennett and M/M W. G. Bennett spent New Year's day at the home of their parents, M/M G. S. Bell.

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A drawing will be given for the benefit of William D. Rosser, 21, son of M/M David Rosser, Ridge street in April, when the following will be chanced off: One barrel of flour, one violin, 10 yards of carpet, and one box of cigars.  Tickets for a chance are 25 cents. Mr. Rosser worked in the mines but three years ago became afflicted with a trouble with the eyes and tody is totally blind.  This drawing is to assist him with an education so he can earn a living.


Will W. Watkins, Secretary of the school board and director from the First ward, has resigned due to his removal from town to North Scranton.  Thomas Morgans has been appointed to replace him.

Miss Glenneth Williams, Plymouth, is visiting her sister on Hickory street.

Miss Sarah Davis resumed her duties as teacher in the central building after spending the holidays at her home in Lynn.

Frederick G. Hand, Academy street, has accepted a position with the Swift Dressed Meat company, Scranton.

Misses Blanche Oberts and Mabel Oberts, of Maple street, have visited friends and relatives at Avoca.


Mrs. Samuel Snyder and daughter Marion Snyder visited the former's parents, M/M Nelson Stienback, of Scranton.

M/M F. L. Jennings entertained his parents, M/M Louis Jennings, and sister, Mabel Jennings of Newton last week.

Mrs. F. L. Jennings spent Sunday at Louisa Jennings' Newton.

Friends of Mrs. David Levi, formerly Mrs. Kate Quinn-Hawley, of this place, have hopes of her recovery from her lengthy illness.

Mrs. O. Van Buskirk, Bald Mount, visited relatives in town.

Miss Myrtle La Rue has been confined to her bed at her sister's, Mrs. Walter C. Cobb, West Scranton.

Mrs. N. N. Nichols spent Friday with her aunt, Mrs. R. W. Cox, Scranton.

Miss Flossie Lynch visited her brother Charles Lynch in Scranton, last week.


Mrs. Madeline Wentz, Binghamton, NY, visited her sister, Mrs. Gregory McCrearey.

Miss Maude Wilcox, Harford, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Adam, Susquehanna avenue.

M/M Elijah Tingley, Foster, and M/M Frank Tingley, Harford, are visiting their brother A. M. Tingley.

Silas Hubbard, formerly of this place, is ill at his home in Binghamton, NY.

Wesley Herrick, Montrose, visited his brother, F. J. Herrick here.

Mrs. Frances McCrearey was called to Sayre, NY, on account of the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Sanford.


Ulyses Carpenter expects to move his family to Uniondale this week.

Ethel Ross, daughter of M/M Frank Ross, was married to George L. Smith, Springville, at the M. E. parsonage in Factoryville on Jan 1. by Rev. J. N. Lee.

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Married at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Archbald yesterday were Hon. P. A. Philbin and Cecelia Swift, daughter of M/M John T. Swift, Archbald.  Ushers were John A. Foote, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; James A. Kearney, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and James Jordan, Olyphant.  Groomsman was Matthew Philbin, Olyphant, brother.  Bridesmaids Rose Walsh, Clay ave, Scranton; Mary Foote, Archbald, and maid of honor, Mary Jordan, Green Ridge, a cousin of the bride.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. Richard D. Jordan, also a cousin of the bride.  Hon. H. A. Philbin is proprietor of the Archbald Citizen and was a state representative in the last legislature. [photo] [condensed]

Wedding of Mary Brennan, daughter of M/M Martin Brennan, Dundaff street, and James Fluellen was solemnized in St. Rose's church yesterday.  Attendant was Margaret Duggan, Wilkes-Barre. Ceremony performed by Rev. Coffey.  The married couple will begin housekeeping in Elizabeth, NJ.

Nuptials of Anna Moran, Powderly street, and James McCabe, Parsons, were blessed in St. Rose's church yesterday by Rev. T. F. Coffey. Attendants were Nellie Moran and William Joyce.

Death of Frank H. Smith, Seventh avenue and River street, yesterday. Born in Lenox, Susquehanna county, July 8, 1874 and came to Carbondale on April 1, 1894.  He was a book keeper for A. E. Tiffany for many years, but resigned to become assistant mail carrier last year.  On June 28, 1876, he married Bessie Hardy of Glenwood, PA. He is survived by his widow and a daughter Lena Smith, nine months old; his mother, Theresa Smith, Lenox; half-brothers Willis R. Tower, Herbert L. Tower, of Afton, NY; and Dr. E. E. Tower, Montrose.  Funeral services Friday afternoon, with burial in Foster on Saturday.  Services in the M. E. church Lenox on Saturday.

M/M W. M. Turner are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl.

Mrs. Wealthy Wall, former resident of Carbondale, died in Starucca, Tuesday, aged 90 years.  Funeral Friday morning.

Dr. Thomas V. Loftus, Jersey City, NJ, is spending a few days with his mother on Pike street.

Born to M/M H. C. Crane, Canaan street, Monday, a daughter.


Funeral of John Franey from his home in the north end.  Services conducted by Rev. J. J. Morrison, St. Mary's church, with interment in St. Mary's cemetery. p-b Anthony McAndrew, Martin McGowan, Anthony Earley, and James Gilbride.

Farewell party for Pat Carroll and family at the home of Mrs. M. A. Nealon, Miller's Grove.  Mr. Carroll has resided here fifteen years but will make his future home in Pittsburg.  [list of guests]

Scranton Republican, Friday, January 9, 1903

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Born to Rev. and Mrs. Austin, Dec 24, a daughter.

The families of J. M. Rhodes and B. F. Wardenburg met in reunion at the home of M/M F. J. Peck at Providence on Jan 1.

Mrs. C. H. Wells spent New Year's with her son, Attorney T. F. Wells, in Green Ridge.


Funeral of Mrs. David J. Smith, Cherry street, yesterday.  Rev. W. F. Gibbons of the Presbyterian church officiating.  p-b Henry Begea, James Young, F. E. Swartz, S. B. Buckley, James G. Bryden, Arch L. Bryden.  flower bearer Charles Savage.  Interment in Dunmore cemetery.

Byron Brady, Gypsum, OH, is home visiting his family on Franklin street.

Miss Jessie Swartz, who spent the past year in Atlanta (GA) with her sister, has returned to her home on West Drinker street.

Born - to M/M Benjamin Parsons, Throop street, a son.

Born - to M/M William Beckman (Deckman?), Pine street, a daughter.

Gene Langley and Fred Langley, Wilkes-Barre, have spent last week visiting relatives in town.


"An Old Maid's Convention" will be held in Enterprise Hall on Tuesday evening next.  The affair promises to be very interesting, as a glace at those who will attend will show: Josephine Jane Green, Pastey Hill; Rosella Abigal Hodge, Dundaff; Calamity Jane Higgins, Brown Hollow; Rachel Rebecca Sharp, Forest City; Tony Short, Monkey Run; Mary Jane Laddler, Grassey Island; Jerusha Matilda Spriggins, Hosie's Patch; Sophia Ann Stuckuo, Clifford; Juhetta Long, Frogtown; Betsy Bobbett, Sickler's Pond; Cleopatra Bell Brown, Calendar's Corners; Penelope Gertrude Doolittle, Salem; Polly Jane Spratt, Jermyn; Tabitha Blossom Ruggles, Devil's Eyebrow; and Floriorda Viola Ketchum, Carbondale.  All will be present unless the street cars get a slippin'.  Prof. Faust will transform the discouraged maids into sweet sixteens.

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Anofsa Raflka, Scranton; Mary Majkowska, Scranton
Walter W. Pfoor, Archbald; Louisa Klopfer, Archbald
James W. Steele, Carbondale; Rose Eastlake, Jermyn


Burdick, George T., Scranton, Wed., Jan. 7, age 76.  Funeral Friday from residence of F. C. Hazzard, 1612 Dickson avenue.

Wilson, Robert J., 1226 Blair avenue, Thur. Jan 8, age 50, engineer at Tripp's slope.

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Edwin S. Hitchcock, formerly of Scranton, now of East Pittsburg, and Caroline Hooker, Muncy, PA, were married at Wilkensburg, PA, last Wednesday evening.

An enjoyable surprise party was held at the residence of M/M Louis G. Schautz, 814 Harrison avenue, Wednesday in honor of Mr. Schautz's 40th birthday.  [list of attendees]


Funeral of James Mora, Old Forge, son of M/M James Mora, who was run over by a trip of cars on Monday, took place yesterday with interment in Minooka cemetery.

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Belle Noonan, 11, daughter of Mrs. Joseph Noonan, 238 Tenth street, died yesterday.  Deceased is survived by mother and two sisters, Mary Noonan and Irene Noonan.

Funeral of Patrick J. Gallagher, 15, 316 Twenty-first street will be held today from St. Patrick's church.  Interment in Cathedral

Miss Margaret Kern, Newton, is spending her vacation with her aunt and uncle, M/M A. P. Kern, Jackson street.

Miss Helen Williams, Archbald, is visiting her cousin on S. Hyde Park ave.

Thomas Ogden, Waco, TX, is a guest of relatives on this side.

Charles F. Rowan has returned from New York City where he attended the funeral of a relative.

Private funeral services were conducted yesterday for Stephen Whatley, who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick E. Guiles, 1118 Washburn street.  Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery.


Bernard Lesch, 640 Maple street, died yesterday, age 55.  Survived by widow and six children.  Funeral will be Saturday with services at ST. Paul's church and interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Undertaker Hessinger has charge of the funeral.


Funeral of Mrs. Mary Moran, Bloom avenue, yesterday.  Cortege proceeded to Holy Rosary church and interment was made at Cathedral cemetery.  She is survived by a son and a daughter.


Wilber Waterman has been spending time with friends and relatives in Binghamton, NY.

Douglas Green was the guest of his son, John Green, at Wyoming on Wednesday.

William Drake has returned home after visiting his parents in New Jersey.

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Martin Williams, 45, Dunmore street, Olyphant, was beaten to death near his home by Peter Mackrell, 29, yesterday.  Both men worked together as miners in the Eddy Creek colliery of the D&H company.  Wednesday was payday and both men were working the same chamber.  When the pay was divided, a dispute arose.  Williams leaves a widow and three children.   Coroner Saltry will investigate.

Jilted lover accused of arson at Bunker Hill.

   A story of an interesting romance was divulged by Angelina Darienza, a Bunker Hill maiden of twenty summers, in Alderman Kasson's court yesterday, when Geralde Cappolo caused the arrest of Salvador De Phillipo, on the charge of arson. The case is one of sunny Italy's love tales with a heavy villain "stunt" in the last act.

   Salvador De Phillipo is a born Italian living now in Avoca.  When he left Italy about a year ago he loved Angelina against the wishes of he parents.  He came to this county, worked in the mines for money which he sent his sweetheart so she could come here. Three months ago, Angelina landed on these shores and came to Dunmore to reside with Geralde Cappolo, an old friend and neighbor who keeps a boarding house for seventeen.  Sunday night as on many previous occasions, Salvador went to visit Angelina, despite the gossip of the neighborhood.  The gossip was to the effect that he had a wife in Italy from whom he had been divorced.  Salvador denied this and sought to ally her fears by numerous presents, bon bons, and dresses.  These Angelina accepted as a matter of course.

  But when the couple went to a priest last month to be married, another objection arose.  Angelina is a catholic, Salvador a protestant.  When the gossip came to the priest's ears, he refused to marry the two and advised the girl to "forget it".  Salvador vowed vengeance and demanded his presents back which Angelina refused to return. Wednesday night, Anthony Pappa, who boards at the house, noticed a man skulking outside.  Going out, he discovered Salvador crouched in the shadow. Ordered away, he left.  Pappa spend a sleepless night and shortly after midnight was awakened by the smell of smoke, and running to a widow, saw flames at the rear of the house. Nearby was found a kerosene can and cotton saturated with the liquid.  A complaint was filed before Alderman Kasson which resulted in Salvador's arrest.  He was held on $ 500 bond awaiting trial.


Mrs. Joseph Robinson and daughter have shipped their household effects to Endicott, Broome county, NY, today, and have gone to join Mr. Robinson there.  He is a foreman at a tannery.  Sheriff John W. Gray will occupy the house on Wyoming avenue.


Funeral of David Llewellyn, Fern Hill, who receive fatal injuries at work Tuesday, will be held this afternoon.  Services in the Congregational church on Delaware street.  Interment in Union cemetery.

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John McDonald of Carbondale township has returned from a six month trip to Ireland.  Mr. McDonald's visit was to look after some real estate left to him by a deceased relative.

Mary Gallagher has returned to Philadelphia after spending the holidays with her parents on Dundaff street.


Mrs. Alonzo Vosburg and daughter Lulu Vosburg have returned from Wilkes-Barre where they visited friends and relatives.

M/M Earl Vosburg and family of this place, now of Wilkes-Barre, are in very poor health.

M/M Arthur Hunt spent New Year's with their grandparents, M/M George Palmer in Waymart.

The remains of Mrs. Harry Walker were brought here from Peckville and laid to rest in the Scott Valley cemetery.

M/M Aloy Capwell of East Benton spent Sunday with their brother, Fred Lewis.

A surprise was given to Gladys Clark on New Year's day, the occasion being her ninth birthday. [list of guests]

Scranton Republican, Saturday, January 10, 1903

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Annual reunion of Princeton Alumni from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton was held last night at the Scranton Club. The three oldest Princeton men were: Col. A. B. Blair, '66; B. F. Dorrance, '68; and Rev. James McLeod, '69. The others were: J. H. Fisher, F. Allen, E. Guernsey, A. Dunn, J. T. Dunn, C. O. Dershimer, Tunkhannock; L. C. Kennedy, L. B. Woodcock, Frank Linen, James Blair, John H. Brooks, Samuel B. Price, Mortimer D. Fuller, George Klotz, W. C. Williams, and Walter E. Fordham.
Those from Wilkes-Barre were: H. H. Wells, H. Derr, S. O. Hodge, E. E. Jones, John Vaughn, F. H. Sturdevant, W. C. Sterling, Benjamin Dorrance, Thomas Atherton, L. Flick, R. J. Flick and Ed Shortz. [condensed]

First Lieutenant F. J. McConnell, Twelfth US Infantry, has come to Scranton to take charge of the US recruiting office, relieving Captain R. L. Hirst, Twelfth Infantry, who goes to Fort Apache, AZ. Lt. McConnell recently completed a three years tour of service in the Philippines.

A pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening in the episcopal church of the Ascension at Shady Side, PA, by the rector Dr. Robert W. Grange.  Mr. Robert Hitchcock, an electrical engineer at the Westinghouse works, East Pittsburg, and son of the late {Col. F. L. Hitchcock, Thirteen Regiment, PA N. G.}, Scranton and Caroline Rooker, daughter of Mrs. George W. Rooker, Muncy, PA were wed. The couple were attended by M/M I. Hess Strauss, 1106 Trenton ave, Wilkensburg, PA; Mrs. Strauss is the sister of the bride. After a brief tour to Columbus, OH, they will return to Wilkensburg after February 1.


Nellie Riker spent Christmas with her parents, M/M J. B. Riker at the Ledge.  She was accompanied by her cousin, Miss Lulu E. Knapp, and Rex Van Gorder, of Scranton.

Fred Frey left last Tuesday to take a position with the DL&W company at Buffalo, NY.

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Religious news and Welsh News Notes.


Francis Kelley, a young man of Minooka, will leave Monday morning for Toronto, Canada, where he will enter St. Thomas's college to prepare for the priesthood.

The news of the death of Rev. M. J. Watkins yesterday was received here with profound sorrow.

Peter Shields has gone to Berwick where he has accepted a lucrative position.

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Action in trespass by Carrie Van Sickle against her husband, George Van Sickle, alleging desertion.  The couple were married Dec. 28, 1892, and she claims he left her on Sept. 8, 1898.

List of voters in two districts of the 21st ward, Scranton, and one district of Mayfield, whose right to vote has been challenged.  The persons named must appear, produce their naturalization papers, and answer questions.  About 500 names are listed, 1200 will be challenged.

Grand Jurors summoned for US District court, Middle district of PA at Williamsport for January.  Summoned are J. J. Toohey and C. S. Seamans of Scranton; George Albee, Susquehanna; T. W. Dimmock, Uniondale; D. Kistler, Dundaff; E. D. Reynolds, Gibson. Petit jurors include T. J. Duffy, N. G. Godman, R. M. LaTouche, Charles A. Wiggins, of Scranton; Harry J. Cooper, Taylor; Frank D. Brundage, Marsh Brook; George W.Conglin, Susquehanna; M. M. Finn, Hopbottom; H. C. Jackson, Tyler Hill; William P. Litts, Clark's Summit; E. F. Langford, Susquehanna; Jesse T. Smith, Montrose; and H. A. Willman, Jermyn.   The circuit court tries civil cases, ten are on the list.

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Jan. 9th to M/M John T. Smith, S. Filmore avenue, a daughter.


Noon, Mrs. Bridget, 150 S. Seventh avenue, Scranton, Jan. 9. Funeral Monday with services in Holy Cross church.  Interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Wilson, Robert J., 1226 Blair avenue, age 50, Jan 8, Funeral from residence Sunday.  Interment in Forest Hill.


Peter Lanaw, Scranton; Annie Reznte, Scranton
Antoni Balicki, Scranton; Ursala Rutkanskute, Scranton


Miss Mabel Purdy began teaching last Monday morning in the mathematics department of ICS at Scranton.

On Monday evening of this week, Samuel G. Shoemaker entertained several friends in honor of his 39th birthday. [list of guests]

Hope Frear, Lake Winola, was a guest of her aunt, Mrs. Samuel G. Shoemaker.

John R. Reese, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Miller, on Friday of last week, was buried from his home in North Abington on Monday.  Rev. R. R. Thompson officiated.  Members of the G.A.R. post at Waverly conducted the services at the grave.

Mrs. Thomas A. Purdon is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Woodward, at Tunkhannock.

Frank H. Smith, who died at Carbondale on Wednesday, was a nephew of postmaster F. M. Tiffany.

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Henry Stone and family will move to Jermyn in the near future.

Alvah Decker and family of Waverly spent Sunday with John L. Decker.


Rev. Morgan J. Watkins, pastor of the Baptist church at Hallstead (PA), died yesterday morning, at Jefferson college Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the son of Mrs. W. W. Watkins, Taylor and was born in Wales. His parents came here when he was very young.  For some time he worked in the mines, but prepared for and entered Bucknell University.  His first charge was at Hallstead where he remained for several years, in 1889 he was called to the First Baptist church at Factoryville, and given a professorship in Latin and Greek at Keystone academy.  He was recalled to Hallstead five years ago.  He leaves a widow and four children: Sara Morgan, a student at Ithaca Conservatory of Music; Jennie Morgan and Melissa Morgan, students at Keystone Academy, and William Morgan at home. Funeral will be Monday from his mother's home in Taylor with burial in Forest Home cemetery.


A. B. Stevens having removed to Syracuse, NY, a new commander, Thomas Barrowman, was elected to the Ezra S. Griffin, Post 139, of the G.A.R.  [condensed]

Bio of Thomas Barrowman:
Born Glasgow, Scotland, 18409, and was nine when his family came to Lackawanna county.  In 1862, he enlisted as a member of Co. I, 132 PA Infantry, and participated in battles at Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.  He was mustered out May 24, 1863.  On return to Scranton, he was placed in government service under General Meigs and was placed in the photographic corps as an assistant to Major Russell.   For a year he was stationed in Alexandria and various points in Virginia.  In 1869 he entered the medical department of the University of the City of New York, but was taken ill and obliged to abandon his intention of entering the medical profession.  After engaging in the mercantile business for a while, he opened a drug store on Penn avenue which he operated until 1890 when he retired.  Mr. Barrowman's father was a ming expert and came in 1847 with his wife and eight children to this area, then a part of Luzerne county, where he did all the testing for coal in the early days, boring for the Bellvue, Diamond and other shafts in the Valley.

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The funeral of Patrick J. Gallager was held yesterday afternoon at St. Patrick's.  The son of M/M Michael Gallagher, 316 Twenty-first street, died of typhoid Tuesday night.  He was 15.  Flower bearers were Henry Brown and T. McNulty.  p-b Thomas Brown, Anthony McNulty, Thomas Dacey, William Carroll, Patrick Cleary and John Grady. Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery,  Regan was the funeral director.

Mrs. Bridget Noone, 156 South Seventh street, died yesterday afternoon.  Deceased is survived by a grown-up family.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.  She was an aunt by marriage to Alderman James A. Noone.

Funeral of Belle Noonan, 11, daughter of Mrs. Joseph Noonan, 238 Tenth street, who died Thursday, will be held from St. Patrick's this afternoon. Interment will be in Cathedral cemetery.

Mrs. Laura Reynold, Factoryville, visited her daughter, Mrs. Sue Staley of Emmet street.

Henry H. Jones and daughter, Annie Jones, 117 Morris court, have gone to Blossburg, PA, to attend the funeral of a relative.

Miss Grace Brown, Dorranceton, is visiting relatives on North Sumner avenue.

John M. Jones, 302 Fourteenth street, was operated on Wednesday by Dr. J. J. Roberts.  He is progressing nicely.  A young daughter was welcomed Christmas night by M/M Jones.


A large number of friends surprised Dan Powell, manager of the Laurel Hill store, at his home on North Blakely street last night.
The occasion was his 50th birthday.


Mrs. M. Scott, 913 South Wyoming avenue, died yesterday.  A daughter Mary Scott survives.  Funeral Monday with mass at St. Peter's Cathedral and interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Funeral of Bernard Lech will be held Sunday from his home, 640 Maple street.  Services at St. Paul's Lutheran church and interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Undertaker Hessinger has charge of the funeral.


Miss Lillian Hughes, St. Clair (PA), was the guest of her brother, Bert Hughes, W. Market street.


Funeral of David Llewellyn, Fern Hill, occurred yesterday.  Rev. D. Jones of Providence officiated.  Interment was made in Union cemetery.  p-b Benjamin Williams, J. H. Polhamus, Joseph L. Davies, John Watkins, James Morgans, and Benjamin Thomas.

Prof. T. W. Watkins received the news of the death of his brother, Rev. Morgan J. Watkins of Hallstead, yesterday.

Lou Parry, Scranton, called upon his aunt, Mrs. J. Evans, Lackawanna street, yesterday.

Infant child of M/M D. J. Meredith, Fern Hill, died yesterday.  The funeral will be tomorrow.

pg 9

Report of the Home for the Friendless for 1902.


Nelson a. Walker, Ararat has accepted the clerkship in the office of the secretary of internal affairs at Harrisburg (PA), made open by the recent death of the late Benjamin H. Prizer of Susquehanna.

There is a report that David Spears, formerly of Stevens Point, the brakeman reported to have burned to death in the wreck at Rowlands last week, is alive and well at Deposit, NY.  He was in the caboose at the time of the wreck but no traces of him could be found in the debris.

pg 11

(dated Jan 5.)

New Year's day was ushered in warm and bright and was passed pleasantly in sleigh riding and family reunions.  The descendants of M/M Rufus Miller spent a most enjoyable day with M/M Theron Ward at Montdale.

The children and grandchildren of M/M William Holgate came home to spend the day with them.

M/M Isaac Von Storch and M/M Justus Von Storch spent New Year's with their parents, M/M L. Von Storch.

A house and lot owned by Mrs. Augusta Akerley was swallowed up by the great cave-in at Olyphant last week, while the meat market adjoining, over which she resided, is left standing on the very brink of the pit.  Several people from this place were among the crowd that visited the scene yesterday.

(Jan 7)

On Christmas day, a wedding took place at the home of M/M Newel Snyder.  Their daughter, Grace Snyder, married Frank Brink, Tobyhanna.  Ceremony performed by Rev. Bowen of the Presbyterian church.  Bridesmaid was Lottie Snyder, cousin, and the groom's brother was the best man.

Mrs. Fred Frey, Dushore, is visiting her parents, M/M Draper Shaw.

M/M Lyman Pratt have moved to Newark, NJ, where they will make their future home.  Mr. Pratt can hardly be excelled as a photographer.

Mrs. Newel Snyder and daughter, Gladys Snyder, spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Bennet, Lenox.

A New Year's day wedding at the home of M/M William Goff, Heart Lake.  Their daughter, Lena Goff, was united in marriage to Arthur Watkins of this place.

pg 12


Funeral services for Frank H. Smith, corner of River street and Seventh avenue, were conducted yesterday.  Rev. A. F. Chaffee officiated with a brief eulogy by Rev. P. F. Tower, Thompson. Remains were taken by the D&H to Scranton where they were placed on a DL&W train to Foster.  From there they will be taken to West Lenox where services will be held.  Interment will be at that place.  Pall bearers will be selected from the P.O.S. of A., who will accompany the body to its final resting place.

Death of H. D. Wilcox, Nanticoke, last Friday evening.  The funeral was Sunday at Nanticoke.  He was a former resident of Carbondale.

Announcement of the coming marriage of Maude Thomas, a saleslady in Clarke Bros. store, and Charles Keller, Peckville.  The wedding will take place at the bride's parents home in Peckville.

Born to M/M Timothy McCarthy, West Side, Wednesday, a son.


Mrs. M. D. Ortt, a trained nurse from Philadelphia, is spending a few weeks with her mother, Mrs. James Dick.


A Polander, a resident of Duryea, was killed yesterday morning by the D&H train at the Langcliffe colliery while on his way to work.


Tunkhannock, Jan. 9

Operation on Peter A. Miller, corner W. Tioga and West streets in the Third ward, was successful.  J. R. Miller, West Virginia, Albert P. Miller, Elmira, and W. R. Miller, esquire, of Scranton, were called home by the serious condition of their father.  Also in attendance was Prof. Frank D. Miller of the high school.

Mrs. C. A. Little has decided to remove to Scranton this spring and has rented out the property on Wyoming avenue (Tunkhannock) to John Hallock, of the Temple Coal company.  Hers sons, C. Berge Little, esquire, is a practicing attorney in Scranton, and Robert B. Little, is in the employ Of the Correspondence school there.

Judge John A. Sittser is sojourning at Tarpon, FL, for the winter and will be joined there by his daughter, Mrs. Edwin N. Stone.

Judson E. Harney, esquire, of LaPorte, Sullivan county (PA), has hung out his shingle, holding offices in the rooms vacated by Eleanor Little, on Warren street.

Mrs. Thomas A. Purdon, nee Ella Woodward, Dalton, is visiting her parents Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Woodward.  Eva Moss, a grand-daughter of Dr. Woodward, is also a guest.


Mrs. Thomas, Scranton, is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. William Dendle.

At the next Sunday school session in West Pittston Methodist, a memorial will be held for Miss Bertha DeFrame and Harry McFarland, members who passed away last week.

Yesterday morning a Polander named Michael Yasionowski was instantly killed near the Langcliffe colliery by a D&H train, as he was going to work.  It is supposed that owing to his being wrapped up about his head and ears on account of the cold (weather), he failed to hear the approaching train.  He is survived by a wife who lives in Chicago.

George D. Leisinring, manager of the Gazette, left to visit his daughter, Mrs. Warren, who lives in Memphis, TN.

Scranton Republican,  Monday, January 12, 1903

pg 3

Death of Mrs. Trumna Guild, Walton, NY, yesterday.  Funeral Wednesday from home.  Mother of Rev. George E. Guild, Scranton.

Jacob Ritter, 81, Archbald, has been an efficient tipstaff of the Lackawanna county court since the county was erected 25 years ago. In all that time he has had charge of the grand jury at the stated sessions.  When that body completed their work last Saturday, it recognized Mr. Ritter's promptness and courtesy by presenting him with a gold-headed cane.


The funeral of Mark Williams took place yesterday.  Services were held at St. Patrick's church and interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.  p-b William Gibbons, Timothy Loftus, Edward Egroff, P. F. Hoban, John Moran, A. Daley.

Jane Williams, Upper Dunmore street, wife of James Williams, died Friday of cancer.  She was 44 years old, born in England and survived by husband and daughter, father, mother, brother and two sisters.  The funeral will be today from The home.  Interment in Union cemetery.

Mrs. Walter Benedict, Montrose, is visiting her mother, Mrs. W. Davies, Lackawanna street.

Announcement of The upcoming marriage of Nellie Ryan, Olyphant, and Henry Lawler, Jessup.


Jurors for Week of Jan. 11
Alfred Broadhurst, miner, Scranton
O. S. Bloss, salesman, Scranton
L. C. Bortree, farmer, Moscow
Patrick I. Bird, plasterer, Scranton
Owen Collins, laborer, Scranton
Maxwell Chapman, manager, Dunmore
John Cudahy, machinist, Scranton
Thomas Cawley, miner, Scranton
C. E. Canfield, foreman, Scranton
G. Drake Jr., merchant, Old Forge
W. A. Dean, lumber dealer, Dalton
Thomas H. Dale, coal operator, Scranton
J. J. Durkin, barber, Scranton
D. F. Dempsey, miner, Dunmore
C. C. Decklinick, manufacturer, Scranton
John B. Davis Jr., miner, Taylor
A. O. Freas, merchant, Scranton
Rudy M. Goldsmith, merchant, Scranton
John Gibbons Sr., controller, Scranton
J. W. Guernsey, music dealer, Scranton
Henry Hoar, laborer, Scranton
Thomas Healey, clerk, Scranton
P. Hallstead, farmer, S. Abington
William Heffron, miner, Scranton
James Hudson, clerk, Lackawanna
Michael Kenehan, miner, Scranton
Howard Knapp, conductor, Carbondale
John F. Kelley, salesman, Scranton
J. W. Kilpatrick, manufacturer, Carbondale
Dominick Larkin, salesman, Carbondale
H. Levy, salesman, Scranton
J. E. Loveland, lumber dealer, Moscow
John Long, laborer, Carbondale
Frank McDonald, agent , Scranton
Patrick McCormick, miner, Dunmore
William Morgan, blacksmith, Taylor
Joseph Moore, miner, Scranton
James D. Mangan, laborer, Scranton
J. C. Newman, farmer, Ransom
P. J. O'Boyle, agent, Scranton
A. Overbaugh, collector, Scranton
E. E. Payne, cashier, Dunmore
John J. Philbin, engineer, Archbald
Willis B. Park, clerk, Jermyn
G. Stevenson, civil engineer, Waverly
M. G. Sherman, bank clerk, Scranton
Thomas Saltry, alderman, Scranton
John B. Shannon, agent, Carbondale
Charles Snook, farmer, South Abington
John Tinklepaugh, farmer, Scott twp.
Alfred Twining, editor, Scranton
Arthur Van Gorder, photographer, Scranton
D. W. Vaughn, hotel, Scranton
Harry A. Wrigley, machinist, Scranton
William Walters, farmer, Madison
John E. Walsh, driver, Scranton
F. W. Wollerton, cashier, Scranton
Ralph Winters, clerk, Dunmore
C. J. Wardell, farmer, Daleville

pg 4


(dated Jan 9)

Leon Hampton, a Duraville farmer who disappeared a year ago, suddenly reappears.   He had been given up for dead. He says he last remembers drawing $1200 from a Binghamton (NY) bank in December 1901.  He later found himself in a strange city. His mind was dazed until last month when he found himself in New Orleans.  He was wearing a Baltimore firms's hat and a suit of clothes with a Jacksonville, Florida, man's name attached.

J. D. Carson, chief clerk in The Erie shops at Susquehanna, has been appointed chief clerk to The purchasing agent at Meadville (PA).

The remains of Mrs. William Norwood, for many years a resident of Susquehanna, who died at Lestershire, NY on Sunday, were interred in Susquehanna on Tuesday.

The funeral of Truman Avery, Herrick Centre, took place on Friday last with interment at Ararat.


(Tunkhannock- Jan. 10)

Alva Hitee, 50, postmaster at Jenks, Eaton twp., died.  Survived by widow and four children.   [last name is nearly illegible due to double print].

Mrs. Asa S. Keeler has returned from visiting relatives in Philadelphia.


To M/M John Cross, Putnam street, a daughter.


Reynolds, Elizabeth, 52, Peckville, Jan. 11, wife of C. A. Reynolds.

Broddeck, P. J., Parsons.  Remains will arrive on Tuesday at 12 o'clock for interment in Cathedral cemetery.

pg 5

Miss Theresa MacIntosh, professional nurse, saves two patients from a burning building at The corner of Olive street and Wyoming avenue.  One of The patients, Mrs. Jacob Caplan was carried out in her arms. Mrs. Caplan's brother, Joseph Cohen, was confined to bed by typhoid on The second floor when The fire broke out at 10:30 AM.  Red hot coals thrown out with the ashes had set a barrel on fire.


Mrs. John Green, Wyoming (PA), is visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Snyder, Minooka avenue.


A daughter was born Saturday to M/M J. F. Nicholson, Main street.

Miss Clara Maye, Scranton, called on her sister, Lyle Maye, yesterday.

pg 6


Mrs. Ann Griffith, 413 Sixth street, wife of Thomas Griffith, night watchman and officer at The CNJ depot and yards in this city, died yesterday.  Besides her husband, two married daughters survive. Mrs. William L. Ferwold and Mrs. Charles Griffin, both of Scranton. The funeral will be Wednesday from home with interment in Forest Hill cemetery.

Funeral of Bridget Noone, 156 S. Seventh street., from Holy Cross church this morning.  Interment will be in Cathedral cemetery.

Funeral Of Belle Noonan, young daughter of Mrs. Joseph Noonan, 238 Tenth street, was held Saturday afternoon from St. Patrick's church. Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery.

Deputy Constable Charles Jacobs, of alderman James A. None's court, left for New York Saturday, in The interest of certain immigrants who are being detained at Ellis Island.

M/M Peter Hines, Parsons, and Mrs. Ace Brader, Plains, have been visiting M/M H. B. Fulton, 1317 Washburn street.


Joseph F. Evans, Wilkes-Barre, spent Sunday with his parents on Brick avenue.


Miss Mary Powell, Buffalo, NY, is a guest of relatives on N. Blakely street.

pg 7


Stung to anger by The snowballing by a crowd of boys in Minooka yesterday afternoon, an unknown Polander drew a 38-caliber revolver and shot at The group.  The bullet passed through The breast of Thomas Leighton, a 12-year old boy.  While his injuries are serious, hope is entertained for his recovery. ..... Dr. J. J. Walsh was summoned.   Leighton is a member of a family of five or six children.   Their parents are dead and The house is kept by one of The sisters, a girl of 8 (sic) years.  The father was killed a fall of rock in The William A. colliery about three months ago.  The mother has been dead several years.


Mrs. Margaret Collins, Dupont, died Saturday.  Wife of John Collins, resident here 23 years.  Sister to Mrs. Hiram Castner. Funeral today at 2 with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

Mary O'Brien, West Avoca, 6 week old daughter of M/M Michael O'Brien died Saturday.  Funeral was yesterday with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

A tragic accident in The Erie RR yards took The life of Ed Walsh Jr. Saturday morning.  Mr. Walsh was a trainman.  Remains were taken to O'Malley's undertaking establishment, placed in a casket, and delivered to his home in The north end.  Mr. Walsh was 21, and is survived by his father, Edward Walsh, sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gallagher, Wilkes-Barre, and May Walsh, home.  The funeral will be this morning with mass in St. Mary's and interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

pg 8


Funeral of Mrs. Wealthy Wall, Starucca, took place from her home on Friday.  The pall bearers were her cousins and uncles. Deceased is survived by parents and a sister.  Among those who attended were M/M August Blankenburg and Mrs. Breese of Carbondale, and Mr. Wall, Jermyn.

Frank H. Smith who died Wednesday afternoon, was buried at West Lenox on Saturday.

Mrs. Joseph Manira, Simpson, died at her home Friday.  She was buried at The St. Rose cemetery on Saturday afternoon.  She was born in Austria, 35 years ago, and has resided in this city for The past six years; survived by her husband and two children.

Master Rowland Powderly entertained a number of friends on Friday in honor of his eighth birthday.

Mrs. John Dearle and family of Forest City, are visiting her mother, Mrs. John McAndrew, Battle avenue.

M/M Joseph Boylan, Holyoke, MA, formerly of this city, are visiting at her aunt, Mrs. Sarah Gardenr, River st.


M/M William Davies of the Sauquoit silk factory, visited at the home of his son, Charles Davies, east Grove street.

The remains of Rev. M. J. Watkins will arrive here today from Hallstead.  They will lay in state at The calvary Baptist church where services will be held at 2 PM.  Interment will be in Forest Home cemetery.

Miss Mame Lloyd of Ohio is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Elmer Daniels.

Scranton Republican,  Tuesday, January 13, 1903

pg 2


M/M Garfield Thomas, Bell place, are the proud parents of a baby daughter.

The sad intelligence reached here Sunday on the death of Mrs. C. A. Reynolds, Brook street, at Dr. Thompson's private hospital in Scranton.  She was a native of Factoryville, and is survived by her husband, and daughters, Mrs. M. H. Root, of Minersville, PA; and Bertha Reynolds.


Mrs. Truman Guild, mother of Rev. George E. Guild, D. D., pastor of the Providence Presbyterian church, died Sunday.  She was born in Prompton, Wayne county, of Holland Dutch ancestry.  Her father was a well known employee of the D&H company.  She was married in 1849 to Truman Guild, and they took up residence in Walton, NY, where two years ago they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  There were six children born, four of whom are still living.  She was active in the Walton Congregational church for 50 years.  Besides her husband and Dr. Guild: Mrs. Fannie Twadell, Mr. Ed. L. Guild, and Mrs. Henrie C. Tobey, of Walton, survive. Funeral services tomorrow at the family home. [condensed]

pg 3


M/M P. Silas Walter returned from their wedding trip last night.

Ex-sheriff C. E. Pryor, formerly of Scranton and now of Philadelphia, is in town.

pg 4


Mrs. George Coon and daughter Bessie Coon spent a few days last week with her brother in Wilkes-Barre.

Mrs. Robert Ruger has returned from Binghamton, NY, where she visited her father who is very ill.


Mrs. Mandeville, Wilkes-Barre, is a guest of her parents, M/M Medway.


Mrs. John J. Baisden, Kingston, NY, 73, died Thursday of last week, formerly a resident of Hawley. Her husband and six children survive. The funeral was held Sunday.

Mrs. Samuel Shearer died last Thursday.  The funeral was held Saturday from the Baptist church.  Her husband and several children survive.

Mrs. John Male, 84, returned to her home in Cherry Ridge after a week's visit with her son Isaac Male on the east end.

George Collum and son, Roland Collum, were guests of Mr. Collum's parents at port Jervis (NY) last week.

Miss Emma Sandercock, Honesdale, spent Sunday with her cousins, the Misses Male.

Mrs. Lotkinson returned home after a three weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Stilger, at Brooklyn, NY.


(Jan 10)

On De. 27, Earl L. Wood and Bessie J. Dailey were married at the home of the bride in West Abington by S. A. Whitney, J. P.

Miss Ina Whitney is spending a week with relatives in Scranton


to M/M P. J. Holleran, W. Locust street, Jan. 12, a son.

to M/M C. E. Mott, 321 Evans court, Jan. 11, a son


Fred W. Whitlock, Jessup; Jennie Cardner, Montdale
Andrew Price, Forest City; Rosie Otto, Mill City
Robert Brennan, Jessup; Ellen Reap, Jessup
George Kurisko, Scranton; Mary Fiskus, Scranton
John Mowrocki, Priceburg; Kaymeiera Kardel, Priceburg

pg 5


Clarence E. Haynes and Lillie M. Barrett, both of Scranton, were married by Alderman Millar yesterday.

Two members of the miner's union were arrested for threats made to George W. Bowen, 2141 Wayne avenue, the poet-miner.  The hearing in Alderman Millar's court last night placed the defendants under $ 300 bail.  They were John Powell, 2040 Margaret avenue,, and Samuel Howell, 1924 Wayne avenue. [condensed]

Fred W. Whittock and Jennie Cordner, both of Montdale, were married yesterday afternoon by Rev. E. F. Ritter, Evangelical Lutheran church of the Holy Trinty, at his residence, 330 Webster avenue. The young couple will reside at Jermyn, where the groom is employed as a breaker builder.  [Names are spelled different than those given on page 4 under marriage licences.]

Funeral Of Rev. Morgan J. Watkins [with photo]. p-b John Francis Jr., W. J. Lewis, William Jacobs, Harry B. Jones, John M. Harris, Zeph(aniah) Edwards, Gomer Jones, and John F. Tubbs carried the casket into Calvary Baptist church.  The remains were borne to the grave by the deacons of the Halstead Baptist church. [condensed]


Charlotte Doyle; Bernard Doyle.  She alleges cruel treatment.  Married Feb. 25, 1892, separated Dec. 10, 1892.

Conrad Logenbach; Dina Logenbach.  Married 1885, and on Nov. 9, 1888, she deserted him.

Elizabeth J. Smith; William Smith.  She alleges cruel treatment. Married Aug 9, 1894, and lived together until July 4, 1900.

Margaret Thomas, David M. Thomas.  Desertion.  Married Aug. 19, 1891, and lived together until Nov. 3, 1899.

Mary Patten; George W. Patten.  Cruelty by husband.  Married Nov. 25, 1876, and lived together until May 1, 1898.

Ella Jukovitz; Edward Jukovitz.  She alleges cruel treatment. Married Dec. 8, 1897, and lived together until Jan. 1, 1902.

Ernest G. Ross; Sadie E. Ross.  He alleges desertion.  They were married Oct. 28, 1898, and lived together until June 6, 1900.

pg 6


Hearing at Alderman James A. Noone's office last night when Felix Youngcook, First street, had his wife, Katie Youngcook, arraigned on charges of adultery.  Felix said that he married his wife in Europe, where he lived with her thirteen years.  He left her there, came to Scranton, and after the lapse of three years he sent for her and when she arrived they commenced housekeeping on So. Seventh street. About a year later John Morris came to live with them and soon supplanted him in his wife's affections. His claim is that his wife has been living as Morris's wife since 1900.  While with Mr. Youngcook, she had two children, and Felix claims that she had another child since living with John Morris.   Mrs. Youngcook was held on $500 bail to answer the charge in court. [condensed]

James Kennedy, 728 Twenty-fifth street, died yesterday at Lackawanna hospital, age 51.  Formerly employed at the Continental colliery, DL&W company.  Born in Ireland, he had lived in Scranton about seven years, and is survived by brothers Michael Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, and Patrick Kennedy; and a sister, Mrs. Ann Roach, all of the west side.

John W. Howell is ill at the home of his wife's parents, Hon. and Mrs. John H. Fellows, Tenth street.

Mrs. William Thomas and daughter of Spring Brook, are guests of M/M Betterly, South Bromley avenue.  Mis Florence Betterly is visiting in Spring Brook.

Mrs. John Greenwood, Sugar Notch, has been a guest of M/M William Shoemaker, N. Sumner avenue.


The funeral of Mrs. Mary Scott, 8-913 South Wyoming avenue, took place yesterday.  Mass was held at St. John's church, after which burial was made at Cathedral cemetery.  She is survived by an only daughter, Miss Mary Scott, a teacher in #8 public school.

Mrs. Elizabeth Heinritz, 64, 301 Birch street, died yesterday. Survived by her son William Heinritz.  Funeral on Wednesday from the house with services by Rev. William A. Nordt, and interment following in the Pittston avenue cemetery.  Undertaker Hessinger has charge of the funeral.

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Duhalo will take place this morning from her home, 1115 Pittston avenue.  Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's German Catholic by Rev. Fr. Straub and interment will be in the West Side German Catholic cemetery.


Miss Mayme Langan, Philadelphia, is visiting relatives here.


Born to M/M Michael J. Lyden, Spencer street, a son.


Funeral yesterday for Mrs. Margaret Collins, Dupont.  p-b Andrew Monebello, Charles Zeigler, Thomas McCarthy, and John Ziegler. Services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Morrison at St. Mary's church with burial at St. Mary's cemetery.

The funeral of the late Ed Walsh Jr., of the north end, occurred yesterday with a mass at St. Mary's celebrated by Rev. M. P. Crane. p-b Anthony Moran, Ed. Barrett, Samuel Murray, John Loftus, P. H. Lyden, of Dunmore, and John Collins. Flower-bearers were Glen Kellar, David Murray, William Salmon, and John Dempsey.  Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Many friends will be grieved to hear of the death of Patrick Broderick of Parsons, once a former resident of this place.   His funeral will occur this morning from his home in Parsons.


Some Poles at Minooka were having some fun with revolvers on Sunday evening and one of them shot Thomas Lyddon, aged ten years.  Young Lyddon, with other boys, were amusing themselves by throwing snowballs.  [Note the difference with yesterday's report.]

Mrs. E. E. Weston, West Pittston, called on her mother last Sunday, Mrs. Louisa Reese.

Mrs. David S. Price and son, Bert Price, have returned to Clark's Summit after visiting her mother, Mrs. J. E. Davies.

Mrs. H. D. Powell, Pittston, called on her sister, Mrs. Ellen Daniels.

Mr(s). David Jones, Edwardsville, called on her parents, M/M T. M. Davis, Sunday.

pg 7

Footsteps traced five miles through the snow and out upon the ice of the Susquehanna river until reaching a clear space in the stream tell the tragic suicide of Mrs. W. H. Newman, wife of Dr. W. H. Newman, of Newton Center.  She left the house Sunday night between 9 and 10.  In moments of despondency, Mrs. Newman had often threatened to kill herself by drowning.  Sunday night she was unusually melancholy, grief over the death of her father which occurred some time ago, is responsible. She was only 29, survived by her husband. She was the daughter of M/M George Coone.

From the New York Evening Sun:  Two men worked a con game on John Widnijisky, Scranton, a few days ago.  The man was on his way to Belgium and had his ticket plus $250.  While standing on the pier, two men who had been looking over the passenger list, approached him, and asked him if he was going to Belgium, addressing him by name.  One of the men started crying, "My sister is dying in Belgium, and I want to send $1000 to her," he said.  Then he pulled a big roll of paper that looked like so many bills.  Widnijisky volunteered to carry the money to the sister in distress.  The bunco man accepted him as a messenger and said "Let me put the money in your pocket".  When he did along with the $250 dollars that had originally been there, then the two men went away.  Later the man bound for Belgium discovered that he had a big roll of green paper and no money.  He sold his ticket at a reduced fare and went back to Scranton.   On Saturday, police detectives in NY arrested two men, one carrying a big roll of green paper. [condensed]

Michael Gaughan, 312 West Grove street, Dunmore, met a horrible death at the New Columbus washery on Washington avenue yesterday by being buried under tons of culm.  Gaughan was a hoseman and was cleaning out one of the chutes.  Men working above him in some manner loosened the lever controlling movement of culm through the chute and tons of the wet sticky mass descended. It was twenty minutes before the gate could be unfastened and the flow stopped. By that time Gaughan had suffocated.  He was about 50 years of age and leaves two children, Michael Gaughan and Mary Gaughan.  He had been employed for many years prior at the Green Ridge Colliery.

The body of A. H. Rowe, 114 N. Garfield avenue, was found last evening along the Lackawanna railroad tracks near the Capouse colliery.


Crazed by drink, Peter Kolser, a Slav., tried to commit suicide Sunday afternoon by slashing himself with a razor and completely severing his windpipe.  He is a single man, 58, and boards with John Kopero, near the Wyoming Valley Lumber company's yard in Exeter borough.

The funeral of Thomas Martin, son of M/M Thomas Martin, Rock street, who died from injuries at No. 6 on Sunday last, will take place this morning with a mass at St. John's church.  Interment in Market street cemetery.  There will be no carriages.

Thomas Ried of Hughestown, passed away Sunday morning of miner's asthma.  Born he Scotland, he lived many years in Pittston.  He is survived by six children.   Funeral from home today with burial in Pittston cemetery.

pg 8


An attempt was made to burn the Powderly breaker Sunday.  The fire was noticed by a woman who resides in that section.  Those who extinguished the blaze found a gallon jug patly filled with kerosene and the presence of a number of burned matches at that part of the building.  The fire was started on the east side of the breaker and if it had a few more minutes start, the breaker would have been doomed.  The loss would have irreparable to the city after last year's long strike, many mines who work in the 118 chambers it served were just getting back on their feet financially.  Two years ago the Northwest breaker was destroyed, following this No. 1 breaker burned.  An overheated stove pipe caused a fire last night in a workman's shanty fifty feet from (the new) No. 1 breaker. [condensed]

Four postulates were invested in the veil of the sisterhood in an impressive ceremony Saturday at Mt. St. Mary's convent, Wichita, KS.  The candidates were Carrie Luckett, Parsons (PA), now Sister Mary Henrietta; Mary Murphy, St. Paul, MN, Sister M. Christina; Helen McCune, Carbondale (PA), Sister M. Zita; and Mary Burke, Carbondale (PA), Sister M. Evangelist.  The postulants were gowned in white dresses as though for a wedding ceremony.  Just before taking the vows these gowns were discarded for the somber black habit of a sister of St. Joseph.  [condensed]

Charles J. White, who took the part last night of "Austole" at the Grand last night, is known to many in this city, having been born on Belmont street.  He is a nephew of John P. Collins, the cigar man, and was a frequent visitor here before he became an actor two years ago.

Thomas Clune, New Milford, has accepted a position as a clerk in Clun's cash store on Dundaff street.

The homes of M/M George Crossby, Cemetery street, and M/M Patrick McGlynn of Simpson, were gladdened Sunday by the arrival of baby daughters.


(Tunkhannock - Jan. 12)

Mrs. Mary Carver, grandmother of Burton H. Stark, is seriously ill at her home in North Tunkhannock.  A trained nurse is at her bedside.


(Jan 12)

M/M James Hunt have been married 49 years.  Mr. Hunt is in his 88th year.

Scranton Republican,  Wednesday, January 14, 1903

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Mr. T. Owen Charles, city editor of The Republican arrived home last night after an absence of a month visiting his parents in Wales.

The remains of Mrs. W. H. Newman have been recovered from the Susquehanna river late Monday night about twenty feet from where she plunged into the waters.

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(Jan. 12)

Mrs. M. Kresge, Scranton, spent time with her parents, M/M Henry Hufford.

Miss Millie Ross visited her sister, Mrs. William Reed at Milwaukee.

Miss Nellie Faus is visiting her parents at Clark's Summit.

Gilbert Ross, of Glendale, a brother of Mrs. Ezra Sitzer of this place, was buried on Thursday of last week.


M/M Samuel Goodrich and son of Hopbottom have visited the former's parents, M/M Nat Goodrich.

Mrs. Stella Clum has returned to Dickson after visiting her parents, M/M G. C. Pierce.


In Scranton, Jan. 13, to M/M William C. Williams, N. Main avenue, a daughter.


NEWMAN, Eva, age 29, wife of Dr. W. H. Newman, Newton, on Jan. 11.  Funeral Wednesday afternoon.

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John G. Gordon and Elmira Brydin, both of the North End, were married yesterday by Alderman Ruddy.


Judging from the number of cases of disappointed Italian lovers, it must be a common practice fro Italian girls to work their lovers for passage money, come here and then refuse to marry their benefactors.  Magistrate Millar has such a case yesterday in which
the girl was arrested for false pretense.

Angelina Dorrance came to this country at the expense of Solomon Phillips, an Italian from the south side.  He paid her passage under the promise that she would become his bride.  The transportation amounted to $45 and subsequent presents of lavender dresses, etc., amounted to $80.  Angelina received them all and prepared herself for the wedding.

Recently she became enamored by the attentions of a young Italian named Octavin.  Last Sunday they were married.  Solomon was incensed and demanded the money and presents he had given her.  They were not forthcoming and her caused her arrest on false pretenses. Angelina was held under $500 bail, which was secured by her husband.


The funeral of John Merriman, Parsonage street, will take place Thursday at the Broad street M. E. church.  Interment will be in Pittston cemetery. Mr. Merriman died yesterday after two or three years duration of miner's asthma.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

Mrs. Frank Reed, Philadelphia, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Cray, of Montgomery street (W. Pittston).

Mrs. John Devers, Railroad street, died yesterday.  She is survived by her husband.


(Jan. 12)

Mr. Lunsford, of Ohio, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Frank Major.

Mrs. George Smith is making an extended visit to her daughter's, Mrs. Maud Heisler, Scranton.

Our community was shocked to learn of the death of Mr. Alvah Luce, Jenks, on Thursday last.  He was the father of Mrs. Everett Myers of this place.  The funeral was from his home, Rev. Frank James officiated; interment at this place.

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E. J. Davis of Eynon and Twelfth streets, died suddenly in the Dodge mine of the Lackawanna company, yesterday afternoon. Heart trouble is supposed to have been the immediate cause, although he suffered from miner's asthma for a long time.  He was 74 and is survived by his wife and several grown-up children.

The funeral of Andy H. Rowe, 38, 114 North Garfield avenue will be held Thursday.  He was run down on the Keyser Valley branch of the DL&W near the Jackson street crossing Monday evening.  He was a popular and painstaking conductor who had been in the employ of the Lackawanna for many years, and leaves a wife and three children, formerly residing on North Seventh street for a number of years.

Howard Miller, South Hyde Park avenue, son of M/M M. H. Miller, entertained a number of friends Monday afternoon in honor of his eighth birthday. [list of attendees]

The funeral of Mrs. Ann Griffith, wife of Thomas Griffith, 413 Sixth street, will be held this afternoon.  Interment in Forest Hill

Frank Reynolds has returned to Brooklyn after visiting his parents, M/M Richard Nicholls, of Lafayette street. [sic]

Fred Davis, Hackensack, NJ, spent a few weeks with his mother, Mrs. John Davies, North Sumner avenue. [sic]

M/M George Nichols, Norfolk, VA, have been visiting the former's parents, M/M Richard Nichols, of Lafayette street.

Frank McLain and Edward McLain and mother attended the funeral of a relative in Pittston yesterday.


The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Buhalo took place yesterday from her home on Pittston avenue.  A mass was celebrated at St. Mary's German Catholic church and interment was made in the West Scranton cemetery.  p-b Frank Igle, Jacob Rosar, Adam Efflinger, and John Theobald. [corrected]

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Heinritz will be held this afternoon with services at the house and interment in Pittston avenue


James F. Morgan, 33, died yesterday at his home, 435 New York street.  Death due to consumption.  He is survived by four children, Ada Morgan, Samuel Morgan, Lu Morgan, and Mary Morgan.  Funeral from Green Ridge Baptist church, Friday.


Miss Anna Clifford, Throop avenue, has been visiting an aunt in Philadelphia.


(Jan 12)

Death has begun its work in our neighborhood this new year, by removing from our midst two of our respected citizens, Messrs. A. Card and John Reese, whose deaths were but a few days apart, and both rather sudden.

Stephen Aylesworth has returned from two years in the West.

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Ex-burgess Samuel Powell, of Nanticoke, was a caller in town yesterday.


M/M Ivor Thomas, Bell place, have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Maud Irving, to Gaylon L. Keller, on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The funeral of Elizabeth Reynolds, wife of T. A. Reynolds, will occur from home this morning.  Remains will be taken to the Factoryville Baptist church for services with interment in Evergreen cemetery.


Born on Monday, to Prof. and Mrs. T. W. Watkins, a daughter.

Miss Ella Gibbons, of Binghamton, is a guest of her sister, Miss M. Gibbons, Lackawanna street.

Miss Cora Matthews, Third street, Blakely, is visiting relatives in Philadelphia.

Dominick Gibbons, formerly of town but now of Scranton, will be married this morning at St. Patrick's church, West Scranton, to Mayme McGowan, Scranton.


Thomas G. Perry, South Main street, died Monday.  Member of the Welsh Congregational church.  Survived by a wife and children, Gilbert Perry, and Gavin Perry.  Funeral tomorrow with services conducted by Rev. Theo(polis) Davis, Welsh Congregational church, Miner's Mills.  Interment in Forty-Fort cemetery.


(Jan. 12)

The friends of Mrs. Hattie Capwell gave her a farewell party last Thursday prior to her leaving for her new home at Elmwood, NE.

M/M William Dean and son, Gordon Dean, of Owego, NY, are visiting Mrs. Dean's sister and husband, M/M C. H. Matthewson.

James Lewis, Ithaca, NY, was called here last Wednesday to bury his infant child.


Mrs. Henry Sullender is making an extended visit at her sister's, Mrs. Charles Pitcher, Scranton.


Herbert Simmons and Mary Dockett, both of this place, were married in Binghamton (NY) on Dec. 31.  After spending a week at Niagra Falls, they returned home and will reside at the bride's parents until spring.

M/M Lewis Niper are rejoicing over the arrival of a young daughter.

Miss Lillian Wood, Philadelphia, is visiting her sister, Mrs. James Perry, of this place.


(Jan. 12)

Mrs. M. B. Sherman is visiting her mother at Elmira, NY.

Mrs. Samuel Bailey, Scranton, is caring for her sister, Mrs. J. C. Mahoney, who is ill.

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Harry Layman conducts an eating place and confectionery store in the big livery building now rented by William Staples.
Harry does a good business, and is brave under ordinary circumstances, by the had an experience on Monday evening which will evidently live long in his memory, and fully tested the pitch of his nerve.  About midnight Harry and a companion were enjoying a mince pie and Arbuckle coffee, when suddenly they were aroused by a frightful noise overhead.  The boys thought something had fallen on the top floor, and as they listened and could hear nothing more of it, they laughed at their own temerity and ravenously resumed the consumption of the luscious pie with draughts of the soothing coffee. Their mirth was of very short duration however, for soon a tremendous racket was going on overhead and it seemed as if the entire building was doomed to disappear from the face of the earth.  The strain was too much for Harry, for he rushed to the Windsor Hotel, and, in broken, excited words told the proprietor that burglars were in the livery and breaking their way into his apartments.  Mr. Edmunds telephoned for the chief-of-police and also for Mr. Staples.  Upon arrival of these gentlemen the door leading to the upper story was opened and the chief, accompanied by the others, made their way to the top floor, armed with revolvers, shotguns and every available weapon, ready to annihilate, if necessary, the bold midnight burglars who dared to forcibly enter Mr. Layman's dining room.  Imagine the awful shock those big men received when, instead of big, powerful, murderous burglars they found two harmless cats quietly parting of a beautiful black rat which they corralled, and whose capture created the awful racket.  Harry felt relieved upon the discovery, and is doing business at the old stand.


Boyd U. Hollenback, Springfield, OH, is visiting his sister, Mrs. T. L. Utley, on Cemetery street, and also his brother John C. Hollenback, on Oak avenue.

Mrs. James Burke and son James, Pittston, have been visiting Mrs. Lawrence Burke, Pike street.

Born to M/M Edward O'Malley of the west side, a daughter.

Miss Ellen Rooney has returned to New York City after visiting her parents on Forty-second street.

Transcribed and contributed by Richard M. Reese, 2001
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