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Pittston Gazette from Pittston, Pennsylvania • Page 1

Pittston Gazette from Pittston, Pennsylvania • Page 1

Pittston Gazettei
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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1 ktr" '2j1 I DAILY EST. TB0.yBA&? i rnrrfcinu "cSmi nimt BRYAN HA1N87AV UT. SrJU JIIIU I L4 PLAl fSFQR FTJTTJRE com MLS SIX. Storm Blocks Traffic and Causes Damage. Factory aspect Bainwir ing Ermines Buildings. All Three Story Tenements or Meet ing. Places Most Be Protected with Fire Escapes Theaters Found In Good Condition SOme Improvements Rosser MainwaMhg, deputy factory Inspector for this district and Special Inspector Simpson, of Scranton, ac companied by Mayor Gillespie and Chief of the Fire Department John Hart, made an inspection of yafious public buildings of this city this morn ing to see what protection" is afforded the public in case of fire. An import ant ruling of the inspector, which he directed Mayor Gillespie to put into force is that Are escapes must be provided for all buildings of three stories or higher that are used for tenement or fiat purposes or for public halls of any description. As there are many such places in the city coming undef this head, which have no fire escapes the Are escape business should be very brisk in this vicinity for some week to come. The Inspectors and the city officials looked over the playhouses very carefully. In both the Broad and the Family they found conditions good. Several minor Improvements were ordered in 'the Broad street theater. Slight alterations will be made in the fire escape doors leading from the balcony and gallery. As some of the escapes lead out onto the roof of the lobby the roof will be protected on both sides with a railing. There will also be two lire escapes leading from the lobby roof to the ground, one in the Trosell plot and another on the opposite side. An addition will be made to the present supply of fire hose. The inspectors are generally well pleased with conditions at the Broad. Slight additions were ordered to the Family theater. The fire escapes from the gallery of this theater now lead to a porch at the second story level and there is no means of reaching the ground. An Elevated ladder has been ordered and will be placed in readiness for instant use. The nickelets were examined also and some minoi changes ordered. OBITUARY. Mrs. Catherine Moran. Mrs. Catherine Moran. an aged resident of North Avoca, died this morning at her home. Death was due to the infirmities of advanced years. Mrs. Moran was born in Ireland, but she had been a resident of the Avoca section for a great many years, and she was held in high esteem by all who AnlnveH hop nr.niia1nfnffMr.iv TTmt tiiia 2 Jtralband preceded her to the grave. The John Mitchell, the reUrlng presi aent or tne united Mine workers, wno is. at present In Indianapolis attending the annual eonventtott 'r of the miners, is quoted as saying that he knows nothing of movements started with Intention making him chief of a federal bureau mines, a position proposed by the president in his last message, to congress. The miners' president did hot have much to say on the question. He said that he intends to take a long rest after apru i ana mat he naa no plana. 'S t. A uunjJucToji icssa; 'is. HIS BIGHT HAND WiUlam.Northrop, of Towanda. who is wen anown in railroad circles, be ing employed as a conductor on the local freight of the S. A n. t. mil. road met with an accident yesterda which necessitated the amputation of his right hand. His train was dolnir some swucning at Wheelervtlle and he was assisting the brakeman in handling the cars. Unfortunately. when he went between two cars to ad just a coupling, his hand was caught oetween the drawheads and the hand and wrist were terribly crushed. The wound was dressed and he was then taken to sayre, where it was foun ne cessary to amputate the injured mem mem Der just above the wrist. FORETOLD HIS DEATH "I am going to ault mv lob on the ienign, ior i know if I work another week I will be killed by a Lehigh train," said James Lawson to Mrs. A. A. Palmer, the woman with whom he hoarded, at 126 North River street, Monday morning. But he was mistaken, for he was killed by an Erie instead or a Lehigh train Friday morn ing and the fatality occurred at Bing hamton. iawson came to Sayre on Oct. 28 and obtained employment on the Le nigh as a brakeman running between Sayre and Coxton. During the three months he resided here, according to nis companions, he was on four sDrees. He acknowledged that strong drink was his besetting sin and that Mb in dulgence of his appetite had caused a partial separation from his wife. Sayre Times Recdrd. PLEASANT PARTY A pleasant party last evenlnsr at th home of Mr. and Mrs. William James, of Upper Pittston, was attended hy a number of young people, it was given in nonor or their daughter. Alice. Games were played and refreshments served. The following were present. Misses Emma Cooke, Clara Murphy, Frances Kearns, Rose Rutledge, Anna Loftus, VSpra. Mack, Mary Mack, Harry Cooke, Martin Joyce, Anthony Thomas Toole, Edward Gildea, kearns, Martin Toole and Edward James. WJade" Butcher, $2.00 razors' reduced to 11.35; at J. A. Leibson's, 93 N. Main SJ BRAKEMAN HTJUEED AT NESC0PECK R. H. Fisher, of Sunbury, aged 20 years, was terribly injured in the Ne3 copeck yards yesterday by. being squeezed between the engine of his train and the posts of the coal wharf. He had just thrown the switch for the engine to enter the coal wharf and as it passed boarded it, but before he could get into the tank he was caught by the posts and badly squeezed. He was moved to the side of the track and a physician summoned, who found that his hip and' back had been badly injured and that his entire body was bruised. He was not moved until the' passenger train stopped at that place and took him to the hospital at Sunbury. NEW PASTOR The Presbytery controlling the First Presbyterian tchurch, of Latrobe, met yesterday afternoon; and decided to dismiss to, the Lackawanna presbytery Rev. Ebeneaer Flack, of that church, that he might become pastor of the Street Presbyterian church, Scranton. D. L. Morgan represented the Washburn Street churoh at the presbytery session. Rev. Mr. Flack will occupy the pulpit as pastor the. first week in February, succeeding Rev. John P. Moltatt, who is now pastor of a church in SPECIAL NOTICES. FURNACE WEATHER. It is on suh cold days as this the real value' of a furnace'ls appreciated In a home. An even heat allvthrough the house, at less expense than It costs to run a doiinhvjof stoves. We are agents f6r a splendid line of furn aces that come in ajpupfe of different sizes and are Co nil flared among the very best oM the market. If you are thinking about installing a furnace in your present house or intend building a new home consult us regarding the furnace Work. Special attention to plumbing. ASH'S HARDWARE STORE, North Main St. Opp. Ferry Bridge. C. L. WAGNER'S 1 The Women's Shop. Our new Spring White Goods have arrived. A' Now that you'll be soon thinking your spring wearables, accapt'l our Invitation rb call and inspect tour 1908 Spring display. It is made op i .,.1 1 of the very latest patterns In fancy; dimities; stripes and checks; fancy Swiss and iawna, French mull, white Hitchcock Defends in House. PARKER IS SUPPORTED Shackelford Is Against One Han Power. Washington, Jan. 25. When tte" urgent deficiency appropriation bill was under consideration in the house Mr. Hitchcock deli veredfa political speech in which he attacked certain statistics of General C. H. Grosvenor of Ohio regarding the political outlook. His remarks were der voted mainly to a plea for 'William 3. Bryan for president. He spoke of the candidacy Judge Parker and said that It was not a case in which his personal strength was put to a test. 1 "Hia weakness was," he said, "the weakness of the reactionary the weakness of the general who was leading toward the rear and not toward the front." Bryan Loyal to Parker. Inrder to hurt Mr. Brjan his enemies had nsed a letter written, before Judge Parker's nomination, but no one pretended that Mr. Bryan had not loyally supported Judge Parker. Bryan had received 130,000 more votes in Ohio in 1900 than Parker received in 1804 notwithstanding Bryan had as his opponent the popular Ohio president, William McKlnley, and' added that while' Judge Parker was a New Yorker he polled only about the same vote in New York that Bryan polled. "There seems," be said, "to be a Systematic conspiracy in high places among Republicans posing sometimes as the friends of the Democratic party to misrepresent and distort the facts regarding Mr. Bryan's attitude toward Judge Parker. Bryanism instead of being the bane of the "Democratic par ty is its strength for the present and hope for the future." "The Poor Old Judge." Mr. Hitchcock became involved in an animated discussion with General Kei fer as to the accuracy of the figures of General rosvenor. Ollie James Ky.) interrupted with the statement that he had seen it charged that Senator Foraker said that President Roosevelt was "prostituting the selection of officials the fed eral government for the' purpose of beating him out of Ohio and giving it to Taft. Is that true or false General Kelfer's response was that he was not'responsible for all that was said in the newspapers. Continuing, General Keifer expressed surprise over the circumstance that the Democratic members applauded mention of the fact that, in two campaigns of Mr. Bryan he ran ahead of Judge Parker, whom he referred to as "the poor old Judge." The reading by Mr. Ansberry of extracts from tne last Republic an platform on the irioney question provoked loud applause, which was only interrupted by a demand from" Mr. Mann ill.) that he read from the Democratic platform on the same subject. The suggestion, however, was not heeded. Cannon an Autoorat. Mr. Shackelford Mo.) attacked the power of the speaker. He said Speaker Cannon was the "ablest. boUK est champion of autocracy this age has produced" and asserted that the Breaker exercised "a greater despotism than exists in any monarchy In Europe." Speaker Cannon at this Juncture en tered the chamber and, amid Republican applause, took a seat in front of Mr. Shackelford, who assected that be fore any bill could pass "you must bend your noble bodies forward iu proper pose, fold your hands aud say. 'O Lord, Uncle Joe, thy will be done and not He challenged Sneaker Cannon "to rise in his place, not as speaker, but as a member of the Illinois delegation. and tell us how and when it was he shouldered the responsibility for the tegislatlbn that was to be here enacted by Blmply becoming moderator of this deliberative Speaker Cannon laughed New York, an. 25. Legislation, both irate and national, is largely increasing in this country, and 80 to the tendency to add to tbe scope of government action. This was emphatically asserted and deplored by James Bryee, the Eng llsh ambassador, in his address to the members of the Bar association at Car. negie ball. Cortdlyou Sued For Washington, Jan. 25. Professor Francis N. of the University of Pennsylvania instituted proceedings to Secretary of the fT reashry Cor telyo top pay him $10,000 for compll tng toe cuarters, constipitions and or lanic, laws of tate 'and territories tnthoriaeii by congress. D. Wifeon OeadV Ban Beo; J85Wohn Dove Wtyth merltBi professor in Aber Seen tlnimsttjri 4le iisre. He 'was born to i Scotland tom.rJfroif nti: pttUkkTipal law to i i i.V 1 OUT fJEVEl? YDAES 1 1. i Foreigner Who Pleaded Guilty to Manslangbter Sent to Penltenti 'tfjr Judge Fntlef. Anthony Logilis, the Lithuanian, who pleaded guilty to the charge of having" clubbed Mike Kfras to death during a fight on Stark street, 'Ibis city, last July, was called for sentence this before, Judare Fuller. The degree of homicide to which Logiltr pleaded guilty was manslaughter, which was accepted by the tlon, since it was shown conclusively that the man who was murdered had started the fight and placed the other participants on the defensive. Judge Fuller sentenced the prison er to "seven years in the Kastern Pen) tentlary. He will be taken to Phlla de'rphia next week by some one from the sheriff's office and lodged In Cherry Hill. By good behavior he can cut his term down to between Ave and six years. Logilis was one of four men charged with the murder of Kiras. They were all connected with the crime by the prosecution but the identity of the man who swung the bal could not be learned. It looked as if the four men would be found guilty of manslaughter, when Logilis admit ted having struck Kiras the fatal blow. HALLSTEAD HAS OIL The Town Is Wild with Ex citement Over Find. Patient Efforts to Locate Oil Were Rewarded Yesterday When OU and Gas Began to Gush from a Well 455 Feet Deep. The town of Hallstead, in Susque hanna county, was thrown into a per fect furore yesterday afternoon by the discovery of oil on the property of H. j. Miner. The strike proved to be a genuine gusher. The Scranton Tribune says that for many years it has been believed that there was oil in that part of the state, and numerous? attempts were made to find it by boring wells, but up to yes terday without success A creek which flows near Hallstead for years showed traces of oil, which strengthened the belief in the theory that there must be deposits beneath the surface. For the purpose of more thorough prosecution a company was organized known as the Hallstead Oil and Gas company, of which T. G. Hopiaw is the president. Yesterday afternoon, when the drillers had reached a depth of 455 feet, suddenly oil and gas began to gu3h forth in great volumes. There being no one on hand who Was familiar with the methods of handling a "gusher" hundreds of gallons ran to waste, and continued to run all night The news that oil had been struck quickly spread through the village and the excitement of the residents, many of whom began to have visions of great wealth, was intense. Some Scranton men, among them P. H. Durkin, proprietor of the Coyne House, are Interested in the discov ery, being connected with the com pany It is likely that, If the well con tinues to flow at the rate it has been flowing a refining plant will be erected there. The company is already making plans for taking care of the product. It is thought that, Jf the venture proves a success, as there is every reason to believe that it will, other larger companies will come In and make an effort to buy up much of the property in that part of the county. Property owners are all at a high ten sion and are unwilling to consider any propositions looking to' the sale of their land. It is believed that there has been a deposit of oil discovered as rich as that in Western Pennsylvania in the seventies. Repeating alarm clocks, guaranteed 2 years, at Lelbson's. 93 N. Main St. DETSCH IS ACQUITTED. i Man Charged With Murder Is. Kept From Wife by Parents. Philadelphia, Jan. 25. The Jury in the case of Andrew J. Detach, charged with the murder of Harry Fer ree, who was killed by a shot fired through a door of the Detach home in November, 1906. brought in a verdict of not guilty. Josephine Detsch, the wife of the prisoner, whose relations with Harry Ferree are said to have caused the shooting, was kept from the courtroom in the flnjil hours of the struggle on the request of tbe father and mother of young Detsch. Divorce proceedings are talked of. Detsch subsequently was the center of a fumily council in the home of his parents at 2004 Xorth Twenty second street. When the doorbell rang aud the aged housekeeper of hlf wife's boarding house asked to see bits fehe was denied admittance. Neither the father nor the mother of the former prisoner was willing that he should return to the young wife. It was admitted that the whole story of the relations between Ferree and Mrs. Defsch had been told to the erstwhile defendant Aeks For a New.lnjunotion Law. Albany, Jah. 25, Aasembly rnan Stera introduced a bill regulating the use of the injunction In disputes between employers and employees. The measiire provides that an injunction shall not be granted to an employer except on such notice as the court may direct to restrain acts alleged to inter fete with the emolover's business with employees, the': present law pfpvides restrain acts that would produce in 1 Jar to the plaintiff during" the penaen cy of an octloh where it aobear from tnecornpiaint that plaintiff maaia and is firtUtled td lndntot against tbe defendant jfji, i Aramd Bay He Igaot GOVEBNOE IS PIKtl Maroons Aanouncds Up 11 indorse Him. Albany, N. Jan. 25. Jfricensed by the declination of Governor Hughes to tarnish what they believed to' be' valid reasons f6r bis refusal to name a labor organization representative on the public 'service ofBcers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen declared that they would request tbiftr local branches to wage warfare upoif the governor's presidential aspirations and do their best to have anti Hughes delegates chosen to the codling Republican state convention. Should be be nominated, it was predicted that the 15,000 members of the organization would do their best to defeat him at the polls. Resolutions Sent to Governor. The state convention of the brother hood, afteT unanimously voting doVrn a proposition to call on the governor in a body.Vauthorized Chairman Thomas. E. Ryan of the legislative board of the brotherhood to present to the governor the following resolutions: Whereas. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen of this state respectfully requested Governor Charles E. Hughes to appoint a member of this brotherhood to fill the office of public service commissioner" and recommended for such appointment a practical railroad man of wide experience and well fitted for the place, and Whereas, Other railroad brotherhoods also recommended competent members of their organizations for appointment to membership in said commission, and Whereas, Former governors recognized these organizations by appointing members of these brotherhoods to fill the office of railroad commissioner, and Whereas, Although Governor Hughes appointed ten commissioners, not one of them was taken from the railroad service; Resolved, therefore. That we respectfully ask the governor communicate to us his reasons for not appointing to the office of public service commissioner at least one of the men recommended by the brotherhoods above mentioned. Hughes Too Busy to See Ryan. Ryan called at the executive chaui He was told that the governoi was engaged. After waitiug a long time be handed the resolutions to Secretary Fuller and went back to the convention. The governor found time to look over tlte resolution. Then be dictated this answer: "I may repeat what I have said In answer to similar inquiries. Iu making Appointments to the public service commissions, as in other cases. I have chosen the men whom I believed to be best qualified fop this very important work." Parsons Is Now For Hughes. A dispatch from Xew York stated that after lie had conferred with more than a dozen of his district leaders Herbert F'arsons announced that he would call a special meeting of the Republican county committee as soon as possible to indorse Governor Hughes for the presidential nomination. Bars American Flag at Funeral. Pittsburg, Jan. 25. Because the coffin containing the body of William H. Langhcimrich Was wrapped in an American flag the Rev. O. S. Schoen lein, pastor of the Castle Shannon Lutheran church at Castle Shannon, a suburb of this city, refused to allow it to be bfought into the church for the purpose of holding funeral services. When the church steps were reached. the mourners "received the alternative of removing the flag or taking the body away. They chose the latter. New Wage Increase For Telegraphers. Xew York, Jan. 25. Charles J. Mc Inerney, secretary treasurer of local Id of the Commercial Telegraphers' un ion. reported that a number of the Western Union strikers who returned to work unconditionally have received an advance of. a dollar a week. David B. Hill Not Going to Denver. Xew York, Jan. 25. Former Senator David B. Hill will not go to the Democratic national 'convention at Denver this year. At the Hoffman Houde Mr. Hill said that if he could arrange It he would go to Europe. Borrlbe For Minister. Montgomery. JAh. 25. Dynamite bombs were exploded at Girard. in front of the residences of the president df the Law and Order league and two Glrafd ministers. Portland Hae a 11,000,000 Fire. Portland Jan. 25. A fire that caused Joss of destroyed the city hall and police buddings and endangered' th lives of mora than 700 persons. New Offioe For Mitohell? Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mine workers, in convention in this dlty, considered the creation vt a new office for John Mitchell, the retiring president, Coiinfetlout gditer Dead. Bridgeport; Jan. 25. Edward Butler, for many jreari editorial writer on the Bridgeport Farmer, led at the Bridgeport hospital of kidney trouble. Port au Prlnce. llaltfc? Jan. The Convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud. THE PRESTO JJ CASE Defendants Will Be Senten ced Monday. Late yesterday afternoon, the Jury in the case of Anthony Carlon, James Caffrey, Dominick Callahan, William Connelly and William Monahan. members of the election hoard of Preston district, Hanover township, charged with conspiracy to defraud, went out of court to consider the evidence presented before them and five hours later returned with a verdict Of guilty, as indicted, accompanied by a recommendation for mercv. All of yesterday was occupied wfth the closv ing speeches, and the charge of the court. The charge of Judge Staples is generally 'conceded to have been one of the severest ever heard In the local court. He went over the evidence in a careful manner and discussed the strong and weak points In the case. as he viewed them. The law, he ex plained fully and now it arrectea me testimony. He called attention to the voters voting in alphabetical order. and said that it is for the Jury to decide whether such a thing is probable under the circumstances. Although he did not saty as much, it was evi dent that Judge Staples did not take much stock in the defense, as here and there he dropped a sentence which showed what he thought. 1 The attorpeys for the defendants took exceptions othe charge of the Judge and will in all likelihood seek a new trial. The maximum sentence ror( conspiracy is two years. On account of Judge Staples having gone to his home in Stroudsburg yes terday afternoon, as soon as the Jury went out of court, the convlpted men were not called for sentence today. It is expected that, sentence will be pronounced on Monday. BUT LITTLE WORE AT SAYRE SHOPS The Lehigh Valley system shops have a dreamy appearance. A large portion of the men are at their homes and estimates as to the number of men who are at work vary between one half and one third. The Lehigh officers say the force of men was reduced in order that the expense for 'the month of January may come within the appropriation. The officers will make no statement as to the hours or the number of men to work for next week, for they say. they" do not know. The Lehigh officers say that about half the men were at work In the system shops yesterday. The men say tne number is only about one third 'of the usual force. Today cdmparative ly no work will be done in the sys tem shops, so for a large portion of the men their earnings this week will be lessened by two working days. The men idle today will have only worked 32 hours this week. There was no general order posted in regard to tbe partial close down. Each foreman was told about how much he was to expend for labor and then he told some of his men to report for work Friday and some not to report until Monday. Sayre Times Record. Jealous Mian Attacks Three Women. New Haven, Jan. 25. jealous of his wife's prominence as a sihger and maddened because she avoided htm aud lived with her mother and sis ter, Clifford M. Cadwell attempted to kill his wife and her mother and sister when they were entering their home. Mrs. Cadwell is dying of two bullet wounds, one in tbe brain. Her Bister. Miss Virginia Peck, also a well known singer, is disfigured for life, and Mrs. Peck, mother of the young women, Is suffering from, nervous collapse, although she was not shot. Cadwell was arrested. Carnegie Gives $200,000 to erea. New York, Jan. 25. Andrew Carnegie in a letter to William G. Frost, president of Berea college, Kentucky, pledged $200,000 an "adjustment fund" of $400,000. The necessity for the fund arises from a new statute in Kentucky prohibiting! the reception of both white and' negro students at the same school. In consequence the trustees, are constrained to set aside $200,000 of their endowment to establish a negro school. Secretary Taft Talk in New, Jersey. Orange, N. Jan. 25. Secretary of War William H. Taft was the jrUjest of honor at tbe twenty fifth annual dinner of the Yale Alumni Association of Essex County, held in this' place. He was cheered by 300 Yale men, tijhi'tf. whom were members of his own' clas of 1878. Mr. taft touched only lightly on politics, and so far as presidential candidacies were concerned .84 tide stepped them entirely. VV. Japanese Spy at.MlnltiliiF Honolulu, Jan. 26. A JppahAsb has been discovered sketching Hottojuld, Pearl harbor and the coast lln from the heights behind Honolulu. 8f cretary Metoalf (II. a Washington, Jan, 25. Victor HV ket calf, ecretary of the ttavjr, i ill k. from tho after fitteeti of a 'severe attack of grip. An the tiMert JIfiikte i in good record ifttr Talking MacWnes. can at uarrjon vJmi ike MwltMNve a4M vOu PP9 B0SO WntTHHf tiHth tan. tw J4 fcViJ' it nt WQ8 Gtuba tfoffeMrt for your oifWC at iwrwrtiol mt, tinethtng that iotli rrttect trtiit tintr Coui attct NEW JERSEY SUFFERS Poor Hater and Snipping Interfered With. New York, Jan. 25. Burdened with a snowfall of something more than ten inches, the city and its surrounding territory' struggled valiantly to keep things moving in spite of the winter's first real storm. Everywhere were signs of lost fights against heavy odds, made during the night and early morning hours. Stalled trucks, blocked car tracks and streets congested generally nftt the wayfarer in the city, while from outlying and suburban sections come stories of dislocated train schedules, of cars lost in snow banks, of lines that were closed to all traffic, untold suffering among the poor and an appalling amount of discomfort for the millions of toi'ers who left their homes in a blinding gale of snow. Six deaths were reported as directly due to the storm, and there were scores o'f minor casualties. One man was frozen to death near an East Twenty third street lodging bouse, from which he had been ejected. A Grand street merchant succumbed to heart disease after battling with the snow and wind, a special policeman died in Woodlawn cemetery while digging a path to a newly made grave, and a civil war veteran died from heart disease, caused by exposure. Liners Held Out at Sea. Sound steamers took refuge in har bors to avoid the fate of the John H. Starin, which went ashore during the snowstorm, and shipping has been se riously interfered with. The schedules of liners have been disarranged. Eveu the subway was blocked for half au hour in the midst of the downtown rush. Snow falling on the third rail caused a short circuit and delayed service for some time. Down off Sandy Hook a small fleet of transatlantic steamships ran into the blinding snow, which hid the harbor beacons, and made it necessary to anchor until clearing weather. Nine big liners due here are still unreported and will not likely make port until to morrow, rue delayed steamsnips, ror which, how the At Louis, from Southampton tbe Amerlka, from Hamburg; La Touraine, from Havre, and the Arabic and the Campania, from Liverpool. Because of the storm the Kaiser Frederick der Grosse, which was to sail today, is still anchored outside of Sandy Hook. Her sailing has been postponed until Monday. The only Atlantic liner to come up the bay was an Italian steamer, which got to quaran tine. The steamer Providence, from Xew York to Bostou, was driven into New London by the storm, and her 400 passengers proceeded to Boston by rail. The steamer Massachusetts of the outside line. New York and Boston, is anchored off the New London lighthouse. The Edgemont of the Joy line is an chored under the lee of Fisher's island. and close by is an outside line steamer of the Portland New York line. Great Damage In Jersey, The retail coal dealers advanced the price of the domestic sizes of anthra cite coal 50 cents a ton, the increased price to remain in force until traffic conditions become normal again. St a ten Island was so badly affected during most of the day that practically no trains were running on any of the railroads or trolley lines, and regular ferry Service so far as exact schedules were concerned was out of the ques tion. Along the Jersey coast the storm did great damage. At Seabrlght the nar row strip of land between the ocean and the Shrewsbury river was submerged, and Mayor Packer of that town advised the occupants of houses on the strip to retire across the river to the Rumson roadside where the ground Is higher. The little town resembled a Venice on a small scale, and the only way of transportation was by boats. The havoc with railroad schedules Ba8 rarely been paralleled, Eighteen Lackawanna trains were stalled for three hours west of the Hackensack bridge. All the trains, commuter and otherwise, runniug Into Jersey City were late, some of them hours behind time, alid further delay was caused When the passengers crossed the river. One train over the Erie's Greenwood lake branch due at 9:30 o'clock landed its passengers in Jersey City at 10:28 o'clock. Train Jumps Track. Trains on tbe Long Island railroad were from ten to forty minutes late, The show, was heavier at the east end of the island, and in many places drifts were fifteen feet high. At Hammels Junction the locomotive of a passenger train from Rockaway Park left tbe no doe was hurt, or trams on toe wew ora Central and New York, New Haven andcllartfortl reported much trouble butd tate. Harlem dtejori tfalp were Anytime. North oLPotiKhkeensie jftijNiMrW that of snow; had fatten. MeftJlfnlly" the fnoV waV accompa in It rartjr tafee Jt Wat Welcomed by ijiltt 1 i in i i si? fa ir 4 following sons and daughters survive, all being residents of Avoca: John, Thomas, Patrick and James, Mrs. Thomas McDonald, Mrs. M. J. McDon ald and Mrs. Anthony Thompson. Tbe deceased was the grandmother jt Miss Catherine McDonald, operator at the Mooslc exchange of the Consolidated Telephone Cos. Mrs. Rev. Andrew Brydle. Mrs. Rebecca Roberts (Stenhouse) Brydje, widow of Rev. Andrew Bry dle, died on Thursday at her home 11 Morgan street, Rochester, N. aged 71 years. Mrs. Brydie will be recalled by many residents of this valley as the widow of Rev. Andrew Brydie, who was pastor of LangclilTe Presbyterian church. Avoca, some 20 or 25 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Brydie were natives of Scotland and came from that country direct to Avoca. After leaving Avoca, Mr. Bry die was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Sunbury, and still later pastor of a Presbyterian church, in Ro Chester, where he passed away about two years ago. The funeral of Mrs Brydie was held in Rochester yesterday afternoon, and the body was taken to Sunbury, for Interment in Pon fret Manor cemetery. Among the surviving children is Mrs. Daniel Hessler, of Wyoming. i Robert Lynott. Robert Lynott, a popular Upper Pittston young man, died this morn ing at 7:30 at his home on Norm Main street, aged 20 years. He had been ill for one week and death re suited from peritonitis. He was a widely known young man and his death has been the cause of much sincere sorrow. Mr. Lynott was the son of the late Michael T. Lynott, who was one of the 58 victims of the Twin Shaft disaster. He is survived by his mother and the following, brothers and sisters: James, Mrs. John Con ncll, Mrs. Martin Kelly. Joseph, Marjorie and Marion. The funeral Is to be held Tuesday morning with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church at 9:30 and Interment in at. John's cemetery. Fresh meats and fish at Sharp's. I' INSURANCE AND REJAL ESTATE, JAMES J. KELLY. Room 2. Post office Block. NEW YORK STOCKS New York Stock Markets furnished by M. 8. Jordan stock brokers, Miners' Bank Building. Am Sugar 112 UZM Am Loco Am Smelter Am Car F. Amal Copper Peo Gas U. S. Steel S. Steel pfd B. R. Erie Reading B. O. C. St Paul N. Y. Penna. 3614 65 29 49 86 2814 91 44U 15 .161 86 36 36 63 29 94 i9 ,28 91 43 15 64 2914 49H 84 28 91 44; 16 99 100 86 :86 28 29 19 .11, 1J1 111 87' 96 96 112 112 7 71 Jl ,,148 148 i4 74 74 34 18 't jl la :m.h jsfi i Atchison CP. P. M. P. B. com I fj mBT "fernlfftV falto. K. Main. VTi liww. FTTDIOi? 1 i I meroerfied muH, ,40 ihch wide tawSiiHch arteia lawns for 20c rV JToifcS Jani25A0wfng to ttbe 1, sonarrivaif of 'Important ifof. tXl'' rs. JX revolutionists have fatten possession 6f thtirjioueflt part TO rthe unem In the iffy. "i'i tmusual town) of Port thirty tvt nii.V wet of '1 I rr' rtf lr fre 'i i t. i

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