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1 THE best thin? vou I 'T'HE next best thing buy in a Leader advertisement is QUALITY. 1 - you Duy in a Leader advertisement is QUANTITY. tlC VOL. VIII. NO. 84 ALLEXTOWN, FRIDAY, JUNE, 18, 1897. PHICE ONE CENT. The Leader rs the Largest Circulating and Best Advertising Medium in the Valley. - i , ., . -,- 1 ,- . , , , , ; WILLS PROBATED The Sallie Blose Estate Goes to the Collateral Heirs. . ALFRED MILLER GI7ES ALL TO HIS WIFE Much of the Joseph E. Balliet Fortune Left in Trust for Relatives. Grace Episcopal Church Will Receive $1,000. The will of the late Joseph B. Balliet was read yesterday afternoon 'at the Allentown National Bank and was afterward probated by Register Weaver. It is thought the estate is worth about $100,000, including 218 shares of the Cop-lay Cement Co. Some of the trusts in the will, it is said, ' will run, for 40 years. Mr. Balliet divides his property principally among his collateral heirs. The original will was made June 22 1892, and witnessed by Charles N. Wagner and T. F. Diefenderfer. He provides that a thousand dollar monument shall mark his resting place. He bequeathed to the Union Cemetery $200 to be invested to keep his lot and that of his parents in good order. His shares in the Coplay Cement Company are divided into twenty-one equal shares and divided as follows: Six equal shares to the children of his deceased sister, Maria E.; live equal shares to his brother, William H.; four to the children of his deceased brother, Edmund J.; three to his sister, Henrietta; three to the two grandchildren of his deceased brother, Allen G., being the children of Mrs. Clara E. Steckel, deceased. All the rest of his estate is ordered to be sold and disposed of as follows: $3000 to the executor to invest and pay the interest over to Nathan Weiss, who, however, is dead and this amount reverts back. Five hundred dollars is Tie-queathed to the officers of Grace Episcopal. Church. Annie Stettler, wife of Edwin Stettler, receives $500. Erwin Burger receives $400. Jennie L. Preston, residng with his sister, Henrietta, $500. The rest of the estate is divided into twenty-one shares, bequeathed as follows: Six to children of deceased sister, Maria E.; five to his brother, William H.; four to the children of his deceased brother, Edmund J.; three to his sister, Henrietta S., and the remaining three unto the two grandchildren of his brother, Allen G., children of Mrs. Clara E. Steckel, deceased. Hon. C. J. Erdman is appointed executor in the main will. In a codicil dated June 29, 1892, he revoked the two bequests to his brother, William H., for five shares, howr, only to the extent of placing ThomasxF. Diefenderfer as trustee. Upon the death of his brother the balance of his trust fund shall go to William's children. In the second codicil, which was dated just a few days before he died, he requests that the bequest to his sister, Henrietta S. Xander, shall be in trust, and after her death, the executors snail pay one half of his trust to her son, David B. Sanders, and the other half goes to the executors in trust tor Frank E. Sanders, son of Henrietta, and upon his death to his present wife and chiid-ren. After the wife's decease the children receive it. The bequests to Samuel B. Burger Shall also be held in trust by his execu-' tors. At the death of Samuel Burger, Stephen, his son, shall receive the interest during his life and after his decease the principal goes to his children. If Stephen dies without children or lineal descendants then the sum shall be equally divided among the brothers and sisters of Samuel larger. The bequest to ElrrJra J. Metzgar shall also be held in trust and she shall receive interest. Upon her decease the principal is to be divided between her three children, Edw. J. Metzgar, absolutely; Carrie J. Metzger, absolutely, and the remaining in trust to Annie J. Lind. ine Dequest to Jennie Preston is increased from $500 to $1000 and Grace Episcopal Church receives $1000 instead of $500. David B. Sanders is named as co-executor with C. J. Erdman. The will of the late Sallie Blose, of Washington Township was probated this morning. She gives $200 to the trustees of' the Heidelberg Church to keep her lot in repair. The balance of her estate, is to be divided among the collateral heirs according to the intestate laws of the State. Alexander Peter is appointed executor. The will was witnessed by Alexander Peter and Jonathan Fenstermaker. The last will and testament of the late Alfred Miller, of Western Salisbury, was probated this morning. It is dated January 7, 1894, and was witnessed by T. W. Seip and W. J. 'Hart-Bell. The will is very short. It gives and bequeaths to his wife, Amanda, all his property, real and personal, and also appoints her sole executrix. Buried Yesterday. The funeral of the late Samuel Hu-bcr, of No. 806 .Union Sfrajt, took place yesterday afternoon. He was a member of Allen Lodge, No. 71, I. O. O. F members of which acted as pallbearers. Rev. S. G. Wagner conducted the services. Interment was made in Union Cemetery. The late Frederick Frantz, of No. 930 Jackson Street, was buried yesterday afternoon in Union Cemetery. Services were held in Trinity U. E. Church, Rev. D. A. Medlar officiating. The pall-bearers were John R. Gossler, W. Stephen Knauss, John Koons and Hoses A. Flexer. Drink Lieberman's Old Style Lager Beer. Best in the market. 12-lm An Anniversary Celebrated. Welcome Council, United Circle, No. 2, celebrated; the fourteenth anniversary of Its organization last evening with a social session in their meeting rooms, in Ruhe's building. Refreshments were served. Music was furnished by the Mozart Mandolin Trio. Not only piles of the very worst kind can be cured by DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve, but eczema, scalds, burns, bruises, bolls, ulcers and all other skin troubles can be Instantly relieved by the same remedy. H. L. Keiper, 41 North Seventh Street. URSINUS COMMENCEMENT. Held Yesterday In Bomberger Hall at Collegeville. The twenty-seventh annual commencement of Ursinus College was held yesterday morning in Bomberger Hall. The exorcises of the morning opened with a concert at 9.30 a. m. by an orchestra, under the direction of J. E. Kearney, director of the Chestnut Street Theatre orchestra and of the Broad Street conservatory, of Philadelphia. At 10 o'clock the commencement exercises proper were opened with prayer by Rev. E. S. Bromer, of Orwigs-burg, Pa, The salutatory oration was delivered by Maurice N. Wehler, his subject being "The Genius of Homer;" literary oration., Miss Minnie S. Bromer, "The Psychological Basis of Pessimism." This oration was especially commendable and was delivered with perfect ease and composure. Valedictory oration, Robert Mearnes Yerkes, "The Spirit of Modern Science." After the delivery of the class orations the following degrees were conferred: DEGREES IN COURSE. A. B. Cyrus Edward Lerch Gresh, Milton, Pa. Ralph Linwood Johnson, Collegeville, Pa. Frank Phaon Laros.Collegeville, Pa. John Oswald Reagle, Mt. Bethel, Pa. Herman Stoneroad Shelley, Man-heim, Pa. Ralph Huston Spangler, Collegeville, Pa. John Pottsi Spatz, Boyertown, Pa. Maurice Nevin Wehler, Littlestown, Pa-Lewis Alvin Williamson, Copella, Pa. Robert Mearnes Yerkes, Grenoble, Pa. B. L. Minnie Shepard Bromer, Schvvenksville, Pa. HONORARY DEGREES. D. D. Rev. Franklin F. Banner, A. M., pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Waynesboro, Pa. Rev. A. Em.il Dahlmtin, A. M., pastor of Zion's Reformed Church, Buffalo, N. Y. Rev. Joseph H. Hendricks, A. M., pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Collegeville. Rev. J. Stanley Burnfield, A. M., pastor of North Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. The annual comimf ncement oration was delivered by Hampton L. Carson, of Philadelphia. His subject was "The Study of American Biography as an Aid to the Development of American Character." He selected from the gal- axy of American prominent men the were preferred against both before Al-tbree most prominent, as William I derman Kutz for breaking and enterinsr Penn, George Washington and Abra ham Lincoln. His oration was received with great applause. THE AWARD OF PRIZES. At the close of the exercises the following- awards of. prizes were announced: Three years' scholarship in the Med-ieo-Chirur.gical Coillcge, Philadelphia, C. E. L. Gresh, Milton, Pa. Sophomore English composition prize, Andrew Light Horst, Lebanon, Pa. College admission prize, John Alexander, Red Lion, York County, Pa. . . In the School of Theology the Dut-tera prize in church history was divided between J. Hunter Watts and William Toennes. In the evening the president gave his annual reception at his home to the graduates and their friends. A pleasant social time was enjoyed by many friends who gathered. Light refreshments were served. CENTRAL PARK. Allentown Band concert at Central Park Sunday afternoon and evening, June 20, 1S97: March Reeves Overture "Tempelweihe"...Keler Bela Selection "Robin Hood" DeKoven Religious Meditation "Trust in God" Claude Melnotte Aria from Lucia Di Lanimermoor.. Donizetti Village Life in the Olden Time Le Thieve Patrol "Southern" Voelker Paraphrase "How Fair Thou Art" Nesvadba Potpourri "A Night in Berlin" Hartmnn March "Thuringia" Bochan EVENING PROGRAM. March Brooks Overture "Barber of Seville".. Rossini Solectionr "The Isle of Champagne" Fuerst Caprice "M-aybells Herald the Approach of Spring" Eilenberg Descriptive "The Night Alarm"... Reeves Medley "All The Rage" Beyer Characteristic Patrol "The Darkies Return" Althouse I(jyll"The Mill In the Forest" Eilenberg Caprice "Golden Blonde".. Gorisinger March "Courtship" Metz Dr. Horn's Installation. Rev. Edward T. Horn, D. D. , will be installed as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, on Sunday at the morning service by Rov. Dr. Horine, president of the Reading conference. Rev. Dr. Fry. of Philadelphia, the former pastor, will assist, and the sermon will be preached by Rov. Dr. Jacobs, of Philadelphia. Dr. Fry will preach in Trinity in the evening. Rev. Dr. Horn is a son of the late Colonel Melchoir Horn, of Catasauqua. OLD LADIES' COMFORT. It is more blessed to give than to receive. We are not only giving the best shoe for the money but throwing in ease and comfort to old ladies. 17-3t Laros Bros., 730 Hamilton Street. Ho Cut in School Money. The dnrger of a cut in the school appropriations is past. The House at Harrlsburg is against it. Last night Messrs. Young and Smith, of. Tioga, prepared an agreement whereby members of the House bound themselves to vote and work against any movement in that direction. After two hours of work they secured the signatory agreement of over a majority of the House to the proposition. A PERMANENT NAME. When- ln doubt buy your piano or organ from O. C. Awhbach, 539 Hamilton Street. The best the least you expect of us. We are building a permanent name, not a balloon business. . THIEVES ARRESTED Three Alleged Burglars and Locked Up. Caught OFFICER FREDERICK'S CLEVER WORK Mystery of Numerous Robberies May Now be Cleared Up One of the Gang Squeals and Another Surrenders. Stirred up by the numerous burglaries that have been committed in Allen-town lately Officer Harry Frederick put his detective abilities to work and through his efforts three important arrests were made last night. The prisoners are known to have been implicated in at least one burglary and, it is believed, they know about three or four more. Through Mr. Frederick's clever work, it is believed, the rascals will soon )fe brought to Justice. On Tuesday night the store of Edward Roeder, on Turner Stree:, aside of the Seventh Ward school house, was entered and a lot of chewing tobacco, cigarettes', candy and soft drinks were stolen. Frederick learned through the hostler at Tritschler's bakery that chewing tobacco and cigarettes were stored in Tritschler's stable by a boy named Harry Arner. Accompanied by Sergeant Knauss the officer arrested Arner at the stable at 8 o'clock last night and brought him to the mayor's office. He made a confession to the mayor and implicated Edward Miller and Clinton Lawall. The three had planned the robbery and after they had gotten the goods took it to the barn in Losch's orchard, on Lawrence Street, where they' divided the booty. The barn has been the rendezvous of these characters, who often slept there. It was a sort of a club house where they gathered and drank beer. After Arner had confessed Officers Frederick, Smith, Krum and House Sergeant Knauss went to the barn and after surrounding it succeeded in capturing several young fellows, among whom was Edward Miller, who has just lately retuined from the penitentiary. The entire crowd was brought to the mayor's office, but Miller was found to .be the only one implicated. When Arner was arrested an ugly 3S-calibre re- voiver was found upon him: Charges the store of Koeder and ana inst Ai-npr for carrying concealed deadly weapons. They were sent to jail by the alderman for a hearing on Monday evening. Officer Frederick had heard that La-wall, the third man implicated, was at his step-father's . house at 19 South Fourth Street. The boy's name is Clinton Newhard, but his step-father is Mr. Lawall and he goes by the name of Clinton Lawall. A number of o..l-cers surrounded the rrouse. Admission was denied them and the inmates said Lawall wasn't there. The police persevered and shortly before 1 o'clock Lawall surrendered. He was lucked up at . the Central Fire and Police Station. Lawall will have a hearing with the other two. He says he won't squeal. He has served a term at the Huntingdon Reformatory. SCHOOL TEACHERS ELECTED. Snpt. Rnpp Malting Ei-pid Progress With the , Examinations. County Superintendent Alvin. Rupp held the examination for South White-'hall Township at Guth's Station yesterday. Out of ten in the class only one failed. The school board elected the following teachers: Walbert's, Samuel J. Kern; Crackersport, Oscar Wisser; Kratzers E. J. Reinhard; Knarpen-berger's, Ellas J. Guth; Cedarville secondary, W. H. H. Ncnnemacher; Cedarville primary, Miss Annie E. Guth; Griosemersville, Wm. M. Stump; Sny-dersviile, Wm. F. Heilman,; Guths-ville, M. II. -priest; Hoffmansville, Samuel P. Guth; Iron Bridee. A. M Groonawald; Guth's Station, J. H. Li'ohtonwalner; Mechaniosville, S. E. I Heilman, and Wennersville, P. J. Hoff-', man. i The Washington Township school i board, elected the following teachers: Furnace secondary, C. S. Kunkel; Furnace primary, F. W. Bechtel; Slatedale secondary, H. J. Sehallor; Blatedala primary, Miss Lillie T. Blrss; Renn-ingei-s, Wilson Rex; Franklin secondary, C. D. Thomas; Franklin primary, Miss Mary Snyder; Rex's, Joseph Frederick; Williamstown, Miss Lillie Bach man; Lehigh Gap, Albert Peters; Remaley's, Miss Edith Ward; Fried-en's, no appointment; Newhard's, H. D. Steckel; Peter's, Irwin Kern-merer; Hoffman's, Charles Sell; Washington Square, R. D. Wotring. The Macungie board has selected these teachers: Grammar, W. N. Decker; secondary, Mary Downs; primary, Anna M. Griffin. The Fountain Hill board elected the old teachers. A. R. Ritter, of South Bethlehem, principal; Miss Lucetta Sterner and Miss Minnie L. Kuihns, of Allentown. and Miss Gertrude Snyder, of South Bethlehem. To-day was the date for the Emails examination but the board notified Superintendent Rupp that no examination was necessary there. To-morrow the examination will be held at Catasauqua. Mr. Rupp has decided to hold the Lowhill examination at Claussville July 23. The place of holding the Lower Macungie examination has been changed from East Texas to Alburtis. Drink Lieberman's Old Style Lager Beer. Best in the market. 12-lm Slbbach Held. Yesterday afternoon Miss Mary J. E. Held, daughter of B. H. Held, of South Allentown. was married to Charles Sib-bach, of Summit Hill, by Rev. J. Stein-haeuser at the St. Michael's parsonage. They left for Summit Hill and after Monday will be at home at No. 10 East Harrison Street, South Allentown. SNAP THEM QUICK. Special shoe sale. Three counters loaded with bargains at half regular prices. Laros Bros., 730 Hamilton Street. 17-3t Don't fall to read Weidnor's ad. APPEL'S SUCCESSFUL OPENING. Large Crowds Delighted With His Beautiful Mew lewelry Store at 625 Hamilton St. The formal opening of W. H. Appel's new jewelry store, at 625 Hamilton Street, formerly Massey's old stand, took place last night. The opening was an unqualified success regardless of the unfavorable weather. The store was very elaborately decorated with palms and otilier tropical plants from' Ellsworth's. This establishment never looked so bright nor was it ever so resplendent with any stock of jewelry. The amount of stock was a revelation to those who had not yet visited the place. The show cases, cabinets and shelves are all filled with watches, rings, gems, silverware, cutlery, clocks, bric-a-brac, optical supplies and everything else1 that can be found in a first-class jewelry establishment. . The visitors were received by Mr. Appel and ihis clerks and everybody was delighted with the display. In his new store, which has been renovated and the interior rearranged and enlarged, Mr. Appel has a chance to carry and exhibit a larger stock than ever before and it Is second to none in the Lehigh Valley. Curing the ni-:e years he has been in business in this city he has established a most envi able reputation. It is everywhere known that his word is as good as his bond and that a purchase at his store carries with it a guarantee of good quality. During the openling, ' which lasted from 7.30 to 11 o'clock, musio was furnished by the Allentown Band orchestra. OLD TIMERS IN JAIL. Police Are Keeping Close Watch on Crooks These Days. Among the prisoners now in jail are I of trustees will meet in annual session three old timers who got back soon ' and on Wednesday evening the annual after they were discharged. They are j alumni reunion will take place. This Harry Johnson, Charles Schmidt and j event will be signalized by a prome-Max Fisher. - Harry Johnson served a j nade concert on the lawn by the Allen-sentence for robbing churches and j town Band from 8 to 10.30 o'clock. On school houses along the Blue Mountain, j Wednesday afternoon the Sophronian Day before yesterday he entered the ; and Euterpean Literary Societies will auction store of Uriah Fink, on. Hamil- ; have open house for the benefit of visi-ton Street, near Fourth, and stole sev- j tors. en undershirts. The result was his re- The formal commencement will take incarceration. ' place next Thursday morning- at 10 Charles Schmidt was one of the three ; o'clock in the Academy, when degrees burglars who were convicted of rob- will also be conferred and prizes award-bing Elierhart's jewelry store and j ed. This will be followed by a eom-Rau's pawn shop. Burkhart and My- I mencement collation at the college at ers. his companions, are still in jail. . ; noon, admission to which will.be by Max Fisher did time for robbing a. 'ticket. The annual meeting- of the barber shop in West Bethlehem, and alumni association will be held in the stealing bolognas after which he swam afternoon. In the morning before profile Lehigh to avoid capture. S:-hmidt ceeding to the Academy the seniors and Fisher made themselves too con- ' will present their class picture to the spieuous about town in these days of numerous robberies and we're arrested. The mayor, sent them to jail on the j charge of vagrancy. WMikeyaisa v WMikeynum. Before Judge Erftie nit rout, at thr'Ooige I. Lenker, of Hickory Corners; ! Reading court yesterday, John Whis- Calvin D. Seaman, of Frackville; Wm. ; keyman accused his brother, Calvin j E. Steckel, of Allentown, and Wesley Whiskeyman, with defrauding him out , E. Wenner, of Fogeisville. They will ! of a board bill. Both live in Reading. The prosecutor could not say how much the debt amounted to. The court looked at the indictment and said: "The criminal courts can't be used for. the collection of debts. There is no evidence of fraud. There was no secret Icliving or abscondhng. These brothers should not be here. The jury is ordered to render a verdict of not guilty." ANOTHER CUT IX PRICES FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT KOCH BROS.' GREAT ALTERATION SALE.. Hundreds of wearers are recommending friends and telling the good points and low prices of Koch Bros.' wonderful $10 suits for $5. and $12 suits for $6. 13 new lots, special for Friday and Saturday, just from the sewers, will go swiftly at the same prices. Everybody knows about our youths' suits at $2.50, $3, $3.r,0 and $4. and little fellows' suits at 85c, 98c, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. The best materials and workmanship ever shown at such low prices. Positively one-half to one-third off on every suit. Our stock is double what it should be for this season of the year, and we are compelled to name these great reductions in order to make room for the builders. 17-2t Attended Prof. Lnsk's Funeral. Dr. Eugene M. Kistler returned yesterday from New York City where he attended the funeral of his friend and former instructor, Dr. Win. T. Lusk. Dr. Lusk -was professor of obstetrics at the Dellevue Hospital Medical College and was one of the greatest authorities on diseases of women, and children. He was an eminent author on the subject of his specialties and his works have been translated into seven languages. Dr. Lusk's son and Dr. Kistler were classmates at Bellevue. Sick headache can be quickly and completely overcome by using those famous little pills known as "DeWitt's Little Early Risers." H. L. Keiper, 41 North Seventh Street There are, perhaps, one hundred different baking powders sold in this state. How many offer your money back if not satisfied? One only Cleveland's. Read our guarantee : Guarantee Grocers are authorized to give back vour money if you do nut rind Cleveland's the best baking powder you have ever used. t Cleveland Baking Powder Co., N.Y. FOR THE 30TH TIME Muhlenberg Commencement Will be Held Next Week. ORATORICAL CONTESTS AT THE ACADEMY Dr. Seip Will Preach the Baccalaureate Sermon--The Annual ReceptionCollation at the College. Concert on the Lawn. The exercises connected with the 30th annual commencement of Muhlenberg College will take place next week. Tliey will begin on Sunday when the president, Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Seip, will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the senior class in St. John's Lutheran Church at 10.30 a. m. On Monday and Tuesday the final examination for the promotion of undergraduates below the senior class will be held; also examinations for admission to the college. On Monday evening Dr. Seip will give his annual reception to the members of the senior class at his residence ad joining- the college. At 2 o'clock on ! Tuesday afternoon the executive corn- ! mittee of the tcard of trustees will hold a regular monthly meeting. Tuesday night the freshmen's play with the long name will be presented at the Academy of Music. On Wednesday morning the junior oratorical prize contest will take place at the Academy. The judges for this event will be Dr. E. M. Hyde, of Lehigh University ; Oliver Williams, of Catasauqua, and Kev. H. N. Fegley, of Mechaniesburg. On Wednesday afternoon the board !co"ege. This ceremony will take place , m tne chapel The contestants in the junior oratori- j cal contests will lie: Chas. G. Beck, of Hecktovvn; Levi F. Gruber, of Obold; I'-mile J. Keuling, of South Bethlehem;! compete for the Clemmie L. Ulrich ora- ! torical prize, amounting to $25. It will i go to tnat memnor or tne class making ; the best speech in English as to man- creased tax on beer. Senator Sewell ner and matter. This prize was pre-j presented petitions protesting against sented by bequest of Clemmie L. Ul- I the increased tax on beer from citizens rich, of Annville, Pa. o( Jersey City. Bayonne, West Orange, The senior orators at the commence- j Hobo-ken, Perth Amboy, Passaic, ment will be Wjllard D. Kline, of AI- Bloomlield, Manhattan Park, Hacken-lentown; Clinton J. Everett, of Rock-j pack and Philadelphia; also petitions dale; Franklin K. Fretz, of Perkasie; I nravine for earlv action on the tariff Wm. M. Kopenhaver ,of Centre View; Gomer B.. Matthews, of Allentown; Francis Miller, of Philadelphia; Ira O. Nothstein, of Allentown; Arch C. Sohneek, of South Bethlehem; H. Morris Schofer, of East Greenville; Edgar E. Sieger.of Allentown; John H. Sykes, of Allentown, and Jacob A. Trexler, of Shamrock. Beside the junior oratorical prize the following prizes will be awarded at commencement. For the senior class The "Amos Et-tinger Honor Medal," to be assigned to that member of the class having attained the highest average grade during the year, in all his studies. Presented by Prof. George T. Ettinger, Ph. D., ('80). The "Butler Analogy" prize. Twenty- five dollars to that member of the class standing the best in a competitive ex " amination upon Butler's Analogy. Presented by Cyrus R. Lantz, of Lebanon, Pa. For the sophomore class The "Eliza Botanical" prize. Fifteen dollars to be awarded for the best essay and illustrative herbarium on ."The Medicinal Plants of Lehigh County." Presented by Prof. H. H. Herbst, M. D., (78). Physical Culture Prize A prize of $10 to the student excelling as to knowledge of subject and proficiency in drill in physical culture. Presented by Prof. H. H. Herbst, M. D., ('78.) fountr Shankweiler Improvine. Wilson Shankweiler, Jr., of Trexler-town, whose forehead was crushed by a kick from a horse at East Texas a week ago, is improving at a very encouraging rate. It Is now believed he will recover. At Hist Drs. Herbst and Miller, who attended him, had very little hope. Two days ago he regained consciousness. Before that he had only been conscious at intervals. His appetite has returned. On Wednesday he said he could eat a pigeon and no time was lost in serving one in the daintiest mannar. He can also tat fruit. "Brad Stuck" for bugs. Used by U. S. government. A liquid insect powder. Won't stain. Death of vt. Hry'fl Oldest Inmate. The funeral of the well-knnwn veteran of the Lutheran Home for the Aged at Mount Airy, Jacob Urban, took place yesterday at tihe institution. Mr. Urban was 102 years old when he died. He was born- at Eekertswecker, Baden, Germany, and was the son of Jacob Urban, who died at the age of 7-1. His mother lived until she was 90. Fetiry Seichard Buried. The funeral of the late Henry Reich-ard, of Bre-inig-sville, took place on Wednesday at Trexlertown. Be v. Mr. Brensinger officiated. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. It is a terrible accident to be burned or sc lded; but the pain and Rgony and the frightful disfigurements can be quickly overcome without leaving a scar by using DeWltfp Witch Hazel Salve. H. L. Keiper, 41 North Seventh Street. TWO UNFORTUNATE WOMEN. Their Clothing: Take Fire and Both Are Dead From Their Injuries. Two women met with horrible deaths by burning yesterday in Berks County. The ' first victim was Mary Steinmetz, a widow, aged 45 years, who was living with two sisters and a brother about a mile from Jack-sonwald, east of Reading. Mrs. 'Steinmetz was in the kitchen working, and her two sisters, smelling smoke, began an investigation. Upon reaching the bake oven they found their sister in flames. How the accident occurred is not known. As no outcry was heard, and the unfortunate woman was subject to epilepsy, it is supposed she fell into the fire during a fit. The second victim was Florence, wife of Irwin Miller, of Reading, who accidentally set her dress on fire at the stove. In an instant the flames entirely enveloped the woman. Her screams brought assistance, and, with the aid of carpets and water.the burning clothing was extinguished. This was not accomplished, however, before the body of the woman was shockingly burned. Her face, hands and almost the entire body was a mass of blisters. She was taken to the Reading Hospital, where she died last night. Her age was 22 years. SERIOUS ENDING OF A JOKE. Young: Easton Man Shot While Trying to Frighten a Frieid. Between 11 and 12 o'clock Tuesday night a number of young men in Easton decided to play a joke on one of their friends and scare him. Accordingly they laid a trap for their unsuspecting comrade into which he fell some time later. From accounts he must have been frightened pretty badly, as he suddenly drew a revolver and shot in the direction of the people he saw. The bullet took effect in the thigh of one who turned out to be a friend. A physician was hastily summoned, and the ball removed from the young man's leg. Since the occurrence the parties interested have kept very quiet about it. Nurses Addressed by Dr. Pepper. Dr. William Pepper, ex-provost of the University of Pennsylvania. madean address on the duties of a nurse and the advancement made at the present time in training young women to become adapted for the profession, at the seventh annual commencement of tfc? Reading Hospital Training: School for Nurses. The graduates were Misses Mame M. Moyer, of Cressona; Louisa Erwin Tentate. of Bethlehem; Laurie A. Laidy, of Berryville, Va., and L. Margaret Taylor, of Shippensburg. Our little gents' shoes show what splendid results are possible for little money. Laros Bros., 700 Hamilton Street. 17-3t Protesting: Against the Be;r Tax. in the United States Senate Senator QUi?-y presented a petition from citizens 0f Easton, protesting against the in bill from citizens of New Brunswick and Millville. We are the only firm in Allentown making fruit syrups directly from the fruit. We do not use the so-called "Fruit Juices," acids or chemicals. Our lemon and orangephosphate is delicious and cannot be duplicated anywhere in town. "The Model" is the only place in town that makes a specialty of fancy drinks mixed in artistic style by C. S. Morris, an' expert dispenser known throughout the United States. RINN BROS., 1S-2 609 Hamilton Street. Jail Breaker Failed. Henry Howlett, serving sentence in the Doylestown jail for assault and i battery with intent to kill, attempted to break jail Wednesday by scaling the prison wall. Sheriff Aaron heard of Howlett's plan and set the jailers to watch the prisoner. An iron hook was swung over the coping of the wall, but in making the ascent the rope broke. Howlett will be tried for his attempt to break jail. ON DRAUGHT Genuine natural Saratoga Vichy, direct from the springs; also Deep Rock from Oswego's, N. Y. well known springs, one glass or a dozen, all you can drink for 5 cents. Geyser water also on draught, but on advice of prominent physicians Vichy and Deep Rock are the purest and healthiest of all carbonated waters. Always cold at RINN BROS., 1S-2 609 Hamilton Street. Strawoerry Festival. The strawberry and ice cream festival of St. Mark's Union Sunday School, South Allentown, will be held on the coming Saturday evening, June 19. The affair promises to be a successful o- because no pains will be spared in making arrangements, and in making the evening a pleasant and delightful one to everybody. REDUCED RATES TO PHILA. Rate of one fare for the round trip to Philadelphia via. the. Lejhigh Valley Railroad, account of meeting of National Saengerbund, June 21-24th. TITckets on sale at all L. V. offices from June 19th to June 23rd, good for return to June 26th. Pullman sleeping and parlor cars and day coaches, run through on express trains. 5-6t Will Eave a Boom Session. Alton Castle, No. 149, A. O. K., of the M. C, will hold a boom session in Earner's Hall this evening. The castle will admit about 20 new members. W. W. Kocher is the sir knight commander and Dr. J. D. Erdman Is the district deputy. "They are dandies" said Thomas Bowers, of the Crocket, Texas, Enterprise, while writing about DeWitt's Little Eariy Risers, the famous little pills for sick headache and disorders of the stomach and liver. H. L. Keiper, 41 North Seventh Street. THE FREE FOR ALL Not Exactly Free, for the Race Requires an Entry Fee of $15. LIST OF' DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES All the Candidates Have Now Been Turned Loose and Started in on the Buttonholing Business Early This Morning. Last night at 12 o'clock the time ended for the registration of candidates for the Democratic nominations for this year's ticket. At the last moment there was an exciting time in connection with the registration for jury commissioner. Up to yesterday the only candidate for this office was E. Abiah Jacoby, of Walbert's. Mr. Jacoby is a son of the late Edwin Jacoby. ' He is a carpet weaver and has a candy shop at Walbert's in connection with his carpet business. This young man is a very worthy and respectable citizen, but for some reason or other he wasn't favored by the Democratic leaders, and there was also considerable opposition to him from his own township. As the closing hours drew near more influential opposition against Mr. Jacoby developed. A number of South Whitehall citizens held a caucus and agreed to present Phaon Hammel as a candidate, provided no other man from the country would register for the same office. Mr. Hammel planked down his $15 about 6 o'clock last night. In the meantime, however, a number of prominent Allentown workers had determined to register some well known and influential Democrat from the section south of Allentown and they selected Henry R. Hangen, of Lower Milford, for the honor. The jury com-missionership has gone north of Allen town for the last 24 years and it was thought proper to give the southern end a chance. Mr. Hange"n at first declined, as he had aspirations in another direction, but his friends insisted and he was registered at ten minutes to midnight. Mr. Hangen is a very progressive farmer and a highly respected citizen with a wide acquaintance all over the county. He is still a young man, being about 35 years old, but he has had considerable experience in politics. He has been committeeman from his dis trict for many years and has figured in several state conventions. He is very level-headed and has an academic education. From the strong influences backing him there is no doubt that he will make the nomination. Mr. Hammel will probably withdraw to-day. The list of re'gistrations follows: CLERK OF QUARTER SESSIONS. Allen J. Trump, Salisbury. Oscar P. Werley, Weisenberg. Milton J. Hoffman, North Whitehall. Frank A. Rabenold, Ninth Ward, Allentown. J. E. Frederick, Fourth Ward, Allentown. Francis A. Kreitz, Slatington. CLERK OF ORPHANS' COURT. Albert O. Strauss, Seventh Ward, Allentown. Lewis S'. Roeder, Upper Milford. Edwin D. Roth, Whitehall. Martin Klingler, Tenth Ward, Allentown. POOR DIRECTOR. William Deibert, North Whitehall. (Henry Guth, Salisbury. Peter Sittler, South Whitehall. JURY COMMISSIONER. E. Abiah Jacoby, South Whitehall. Phaon Hammel, South Whitehall. Henry E. Hangen. Lower Milford. COUNTY SURVEYOR. Chas. D. Weirbach, Tenth Ward, Allentown. The primaries will be held July 16. There will be no meeting of the county committee before the election. Committeemen are requested to call on Chairman Kline for their election tickets and blank notices any time after to-morrow. Drink Saratoga Geyser Water from the celebrated spouting spring. For indigestion or kidneys on draught at 15-5t PETERS & JACOBY'S Famous Soda Fountains. WEATHER INDICATION?, . For Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Clearing to-night; northerly winds. Aelextown, Pa., June 3, 1897. Commencing Saturday morning, June 5th, we will institute the most "wonderful reduction and clearance sale of broken lots of men's and youths' suits, that has ever taken place in the city of Allentown, containing about 300 men's and 150 youths' suits. Men's suits that were made to sell at from 10.00 to 16.00 reduced to 5.00. Youths' suits 6.00 to 8.00 reduced to 3.00 and 4.00. This is a positive and genuine reduction of high grade goods. But lots are broken and must be moved. We solicit the most critical examination of these goods. Ask to see the red ticket suits. Money refunded on all goods bought at this store that are not satisfactory. Dresier & Stephen; jCon Clothing Jfcall, 638, 640 d 642 Jfamilton Si., tfilentown Bast an Bros. S. Bastian CLOTHIERS, Don't miss our spring productions for '97. Popular Goods, Popular Prices, Popular Styles. 629 Hamilton Street, ALLENTOWN, PA. Store will be open Monday and Saturday evenings. Noted For Selling Good Goods riboar. 713 Hamilton Street. ALLENTOWN, PA. F. - -!-:::-- Big Cut in Prices All Summer Millinery AT REDUCED PRICES TO CLOSE OUT AT ONCE. 173 ladies' trimmed: hats, from $1.23 to J3.98. 98 misses' trimmed hats, from 98o ta $2.23. 220 children's trimmed hats, from 25o to $1.98. Ladies' trimmed sailors, 25c. Children's Tarn o'Shanters, 12c. Children's straw sun hats, 12o to 25c Violets 3c a bunch. Roses, 3 in bunch, 15e. Clover, 12 in bunch, 18c. All other flowers sold at proportionately low prices. Ribbons. Ribbons. Another lot, 300 pieces, 3000 yard, 40 and 50 taffeta ribbons, all colors, price while they last 15c, worth 30o. One lot fancy all-silk ribbons, No. 50 and 60, price while they last 25c a yard, worth 40c to 60c a yard. Shirt Waists. One lot of COO waists, made in the latest styles with w'hite collar, detachable, 50c, worth 75c. One lot 54 dozen (64R) waists, made of lawn, lappets, dimities and madras, . made by the best shirt waist manufacturers, worth $1.50, our price 98o. With each waist you get an extra set of white collars and cuffs. This lot won't last long at this price. . . Belts. All the latest fads In black, brown, tan, green, red and white, from 12o ta 50c. . Shirt Waist Sets. Pearl, black, gilt or silver, lOo to 98a a sett. Belt Pins. The latest and most practlble leather covered, all colors, 10c. Ladies' Ties. All the latest fads in plaids, stripes, plain colors, in dress bows, string! tiea and tecks, to silk 25c, madras 7c. . Parasols. Parasols. Children's colored parasols, 25a Children's silk parasols, 75c Ladies' white and. black parasols - - :::

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