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THE SCitNTON TRIBUNE -MOX0 AY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1894.
The Scranton Tribune's Pittston office, No. 8 South Main street, ia in
charge of W. E, Tooke and J. M. Fahy, to whom complaints and news items
may be referred by any subscriber.
MGR. TONER'S IMPRESSIVE WORDS.
Beautiful Sermon at St. John's on the
Mercy of God.
At the lata mass in St. John's church
yesterday, MonslKnor Toner, of Rome,
delivered a beautiful sermon on the
"Mrcy of God." The spanker pre
sented a striking appearance clad iu
the robes of his holy offic. During
the delivery of his sermon a silence o
profound prevailed throughout the
large edifice that the slightest whisper
was distinctly audible The reverend
speaker dwelt at length on the many
'XHinples of mercy exercised and ex
tended by God to the sinner. He also
cited several illustrations that came
under his own observation, particular
among them being an instauce where
he was called into a mine to administer
the last rites of the Catholic cliurcti
to a dying man who lay buried beneath
several tons of coal. The speaker's re
marks were full of dramatic interest,
nd showed much cultivation and
He closed his discourse by relating
how God extended pardon to the thief
on the cross when He said, "this day
thou shalt be with me in Paradise,"
and also to Peter who denied Him
three times, by fiving him the keys of
C. M. B. A. ANNUAL ELECTION.
Brunch 48 Elects Officers for the Ensuing
A regular meeting of branch 48,
Catholic Mutual Benefit association,
was held December 89, 1893.
The officers elected for the ensuing
trm are ai follows: President,
William li. Rutledge; first vice presi
dent, James J. Duffy; second vice
president, John H. Mullen; treasurer,
Francis Bohan; secretary, John T.
Flannery; assistant secretary, Patrick
A. Sweeney; financial secretary, James
C. Lydon ; marshal, EhvardJ. Burke;
guard, William McKaig; trustees, two
years, John Mullen, John H. Foy and
Edward J. Rutledge; J. H. Foy, dele
gate to the state convention; T. H.
DEATH OF MRS. TENCH.
will attend a reunion of Christian En
deavor delegates who attended the
Montreal convention today at Btrwic'.c
"Msster and Man" will be the at
traction at tho Music hall this after
noon and evening. It is a play full of
dramatic iuterest, an 1 gives a vivid il
lustration of the practical workings of
a foundry moulding room.
To the many readers and p itrons of
The Tribune in this place who have
assisted in making the Pittston edition
the success it is, we disire to express
our appreciation by wishing them a
Happy New Year.
Services in St John's church today
will be at 7:110, 9 and 10:45 o'clock.
She Left Hera One Week Ago for the
Saturday morning intelligence was
received by West Pittston relatives of
the death of Lillian, wife of William
Tench, at Jacksonville. Fla.
Only a few days ago Mr. Tench with
his family left for Florida with the
hopes that Mrs. Tench, who had been
ill with consumption, might at least
gain a temporary lease of life, but it is
supposed that the long journey proved
too much for her weakened constitu
tion. The remains passed through
Pittston last night on the way to
Bridgewater, near Montrose, Mrs.
Tench's old home, for interment.
BEFORE HYMEN'S ALTAR.
Pleasing Social Event Takes Place at
Close of the Year,
At 5.30 o'clock last evening a pleas
ing social event took place at Victoria
hotel hall, Lexington avenue, New
York, at which time Mr. Schloaser, the
gonial mauager of Brown's BieMivj,
was united in marriage to Miss b.;rtha
Oppenbeimer, of New York.
Surrounded by numerous invited
jueBts the twain were made one
through the Jewish ritual. At the
conclusion of the ceremony a magnifi
cent wedding feast was served. The
wedding toor will embrace Pnilauel
phia, Baltimore and Washington, after
which Mr. and Mrs. Schloiser will
take up their residenoe in Pittston.
ST. MARY'S DEDICATED TODAY.
Brief Forecast of the Impressive S t vices
to Be Celebrated.
The dedication of St. Mary's German
Catholic church will take place today,
beginning at 10 o'clock with the bless
ing of the church by Bishop O'Hara,
followed by high mass, Rev. P. C. Na
gle, of Wilkes-Barre. celebrant, and
Father Fiichen, of St, John's church,
The dedicatory services will be
preached by Rev. Peter Christ. At 3 p.
m. a class of eighty will be confirmed
by Bishop O'Hara.
MINOR PITTSTON MENTION
Some of the Happenings of the Period
"Master and Man" will be the New
Year's attraction at Music Hall tonight.
The Ferry Bridge coinoanv on Satur
day declared a dividend of 4 per cent.
A taking "open house'' programme' is
announced for the Young Men's Curis
tian association today. The Ladies'
auxiliary will receive callers from 3 to
10 p. m. All young men invited.
Revival services will be begun at the
Water Street Baptist church tonight.
Watch night services were held at
the Broad Street Methodist Episcopal
church last night.
The sheriff sale of the Grand Rapids
Coal company's property will take place
tomorrow at 10 a.m..
Superintendent Griffith", of the Eia
ter Machine works, Is removing to J.
L. Cake's new house on Luzsrae ave
nue. The Garden Village quartette will
give a oonoert at Plymouth tonight.
The funeral of Francis Manley, who
died at Tafton, will take place at 10
o'clock this morning at Hwiey.
The shovel works at Wyoming will
make a reduction in wages, beginning
today, of 10 and 20 per cent.
Rev. J. B. Sumner addressed the
young men's meeting yesterday after
noon; subject, "The Last Day,"
A stereopticon exhibition will be
held in the lecture room of the Presby
terian ohurch this evening.
The Even Eight club, of the West
Side, will entertain their friends at a
Japanese tea at the home of Marion
Benedict tomorrow evening.
Wallace Brnce will lecture on
"Scotchmen and Scotland" in Music
Hall Wednesday evening next.
Miss Mame Reap is entertaining
Misses Jennie Clark and Genevieve
McCann, of Hyde Park, as New Year's
The Juvenie club will hold an enter tainment
followed by a hop at the
rooms in the Keystone block tonight.
The fair and festival of the Congre
gational church opens tonight.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Wag
ner.aged 74 years, wbosejduath occurred
Saturday, will take place this after
noon . Interment in Hatntown ceme
tery. Frederick C, Bush and C. M. Allen
SUGGESTIONS FOR BEDROOMS.
Professor W. G Trim was a visitor
at Pittston Friday.
The Hillside Coil and Iron com
pany's colleries is this placo were idle
Saturday and will also be idle tolay.
Mrs. David Jones, of Clifford, has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L. Har
ris, the past few days.
The teachers and pupils in the Forest
City school will resume their stuliei
tomorrow, after having enjoys la ten
Rev. J. C. Hogan visited his mmy
Carbondale friends Friday.
George S. Esmay will leave soon for
Lynn, Mass., to take a'course on eleo
trical armature winding.
Frank W. Miller, of Wilkes-Barre.
was in this place on business Saturday,
A number of citizens are ill with the
prevailing malady, the grip.
Professor J Luther Morgan, of this
place, atte ided the convention of the
Pennsylvania State Music Teachers'
association in Scranton, last week.
Arthur May started Saturday for a
visit to Bainbridge for a few days be
fore returning to his studies at Cazeno
via seminary, Cuzenovia, N. Y.
Frederick Herrick and John J Mc
Gowan extiect to eat their New Year's
dinner in Binghamton, N. Y.
Dennis Sweeney is once more around
after bis recent illness.
Charley Tucker, o: Uuiondale, spent
Saturday in town,
A. H. Carpenter, of this place, has
been appointed district president of the
Patriotic Order Sons of America for
The "Flying Vulture" will he tha at
fraction at the opera house tonight.
The two great comedians. Alfred Kelcy
and John J. Kennedy, appear with this
Snulto nml Mongoos.
One of our officers had n tame mongoos,
a charming little pet. Whenever we could
procure n cobra we used to turn it into. "in
empty storeroom, which had a window
high Up from the ground, so thut it was
perfectly safe to stand there and look on.
The cobra, when dropped from the bag
or basket, would wriggle into one of the
corners of the room and there coil himself
up. The mon goo3 showed the greutest ex
citement when he whs brought to the win
dow and would eagerly jump down into
the room the moment he Was let loose, and
there his behavior became very curious and
interesting. lie would instantly round his
back, making every hair stand out at right
angles and approach the cobra on tiptoe
with a peculiar humming kind of noise.
The snake in the meantime would show
signs of great anxiety, erecting its head and
hood in order to be ready to strike when its
enemy should come near enough.
Then the mongOOf would run backward
and forward in front of the snake, getting
Within what appeared to us striking dis
tance. Tho snake would thrust ut him re
peatedly and appear to hit him, but the
mougoos, quite unconcerned, would con
tinue his comical dance.
Suddenly, and with a movement so rapid
that the eye could not follow it, he would
pin the cobra by the back of the head. Une
Cuuld hear tho sharp teeth crunch into the
snake's skull, and in a second nil was over.
After the battle the mongoos would eat the
snake's head and a part of its body with
Its ow n safety lies in its perfect judgment
of the distance the snake can strike. The
increase of its apparent size from its hair
standing out at right angles deceives tho
snake, so that its fangs never really touch
the body of tho mongoos at all. They only
graze the tips of its hair. "Sport Iu South
Currying u Locomotive With Ropes.
"The most successful and at tho same
time most unique civil service examination
I know of occurred during tho war," snid
T. C. I)e Laud at the examining board of
the treasury. "The Confederacy was very
much iu need of a railway locomotive in
order to operate its supply system. It w;is
in and it had not the means to buy an
engine, so tho invariable alternative arose
steal one. A band of 100 men was select
ed from Lee's army and pluced under the
command of u big U foot 4 Ueorgiun, who
had been foreman of a stone quarry and was
more or less skilled in the use of derricks,
"He took his men up into Maryland and
they tore up a section of the Baltimore and
Ohio railway tracks, (lagged the next train,
and with nothing on earth save plenty of
rope those 100 men carried the locomotive
52 miles over hills, across streams, through
hogs and woods, until they si nick a line
the Confederacy had built. Then they ran
the engine down to Virginia.
"When Robert Garrett, then president of
the Baltimore and Ohio, heard of the feat
he couldn't believe it. He went out and
personally inspected tho scene, went over
the route and declared it the most wonder
ful feat of engineering ever accomplished.
After the war he delegated a mail to find
tho leader of the baud. He was located iu
Georgia. Garrett seui for him, and on tho
strength of that single feat mude him road
master of his entire system of railroads.
" 'Any man that can pick up an tngine
with fishing lines and carry it over a moun
tain has passed his examination with uie,'
said he." Washington Post.
It Kulncil Dollars.
A good many people have a vivid recol
lection of a cyclone which about seven
years ngo tore through this country, enter
ing this state from above Pendleton, pass
ing Williainston and jumping over Green
ville city. Soon after the passage of the
unwelcome visitor somebody found in Its
truck on the place of V. II. Mcrritt, liushy
Creek township, Anderson county, a Span
ish silvur "Ilex" dollar of the reign of
Charles IV. The coin had evidently been
dropped aloug with other miscellaneous
fragments and wreckage by I lie cyclone,
A few days ago another coin of the same
kind was found on the same place. Dr. T.
E. James (nought it to the city. It is in
good condition, bright, sound and clear of
rust and is dated 1T25, with "Curolus 1111
Rex" on the margin. Greenville (S. C.)
The Pretty Idea of Kach Room Having Its
These are days when tho labor of fur
nishing a house becomes an artistic pleas
ure, and tho perfect harmonizing of car
pets, wall papers, furniture and even
bric-a-brac is by no means a difficult task.
Housewives have gone through with va
rious crazes, such as the color rooms, the
nations rooms, etc., and now comes the
prett y idea of flower rooms. As explained
in the New York Tribune, each bedroom
has its flower. The walls are covered
with a paper on which is ti design of the
flower. The 'bedspread, which is made of
a heavy cotton cloth, is in the French
shape, is drawn up to cover tho round
bolster, and no pillows are used even
when tho bed is arranged for tho night.
Tho edge of the cloth is cut in large
scallops finished with a deep buttonhole
stitch in silks of the shades of the flow
er, and this flower is also embroidered
in some artistic manner upon the cover.
A deep flounce of heavy lace falls from
under the scalloped edge.
Pincushion and bureau covers are em
broidered in the same flower, and the
towels that hang inside tho white wash
stand have the monograms in the same
shades. The bedsteads aro of brass, and
tho rest of the furniture is white. Dainty
muslin curtains tied back with ribbons
of tho proper hue hang at the windows.
Even the bric-a-brac in theso beautiful
rooms correspond in color, and on tho
walls, framed in white, are etchings or
soft water colors sometimes theso latter
are clusters of the room's flower. In the
guests' rooms even tho writing tables
boast exquisite china accessories that
are decorated with the flower. Each
room is called by tho name of its flower
the "violet," "clover," "golden rod,"
"wild rose" or "chrysaathxrnum" room.
To carry out iu detail the foregoiug a
somewhat heavy purse is necessary, and
there are many pleasant homes where
less expensivo decorations are desirable.
It is surprising to see how attractive
simple rooms can be made by the uid of
flowered cheesecloth, deal boxes and a
little ingenuity. For the iron bedstead,
painted while, a French cover can be
made of the cheesecloth, with a valance
of the same material. A large box forms
the dressing table. This is covered with
cheesecloth, a deep ruffle forming the
front and sides, the top being plain. A
strong board a few inches wide and
about four feet high should be nailed in
the center at tho buck of the box in an
upright position, and to the top of the
board may bo fastened a small crossbar
extending out over the dressing table.
From the top of the board to the two
back corners of the box the cheesecloth
is to bo draped so us to form a triangle
and conceal the board. Another long
piece of tho clolh edged with laco on one
side is thrown over the crossbar, falling
below the sides of the table and forming
a small canopy. A square mirror, its
frame covered with folds of the cheese
cloth, should be hung diagonally on the
board at the back.
Pino shelves made like a simple book
case and painted white provide a place
for tho usual contents of bureau draw
ers, and before these are hung curtains
of cheesecloth. Tho washstand may con
sist of a white table, but it would be a
mistake to drape this in any way with
the cloth, as it would soon assume a bo
draggled appearance if water was spilled
upon it. Whito muslin curtains tied
back with ribbon to match the flower on
the cheescloth should hang at the win
dows. A rocking chair, three or four other
chairs, a small writing table, a neat mat
ting on the floor, and the wallssimply pa
pered or painted in tints that harmonize
with the general coloring completoa room
whero any one with an easy conscience
might delight to rest.
Business Houses of Pittston.
Tho Convenient I.lnen ling.
When there is space for it, a wicker
hamper with cover is tho very best re
ceptacle for soiled linen. Many house-
A FANCIFUL LINEN DAO.
wives, however, give preference to bags
for this purpose. Some very pretty linen
bags are made of colored linen for work
ing with white flax threads; others aro of
twill or drilling. The average bag is
made square and arranged to draw up at
the top with a string or tape. There
are also moro fanciful arrangements of
this useful article, such as the one hero
reproduced from The Housewife.
Lilly, the great English astrologer, an
nually published a little leaflet uuder the
title of "Astrological Predictions." In the
one for 1048 occurs the following, "In the
year 1005 the iphulUD of Mars will bo in
Virgo and ull kinds and sorts of disasters
to tho commonweal tli, monarchy and king
dom of England uiuy be expected lo that
aud U,e two following years,"
It is needless to odd that 1005 brought
.the "great ulugue," which carried uway
e8,550 people and 11)00 was the year of
the "great fire," in which 13,2(10 houses
were li'"'"' -Rt I jhh Hrnnlillr
. A BAD TEMPER
generally accompanies a torpid liver and
indigestion. An in-door life often brings on
this condition ; there follows anosmia, or lack
of blood, frequently another worse effect
that of Dyspepsia. Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovory is the restorative tonic and
liver lnvfgorator which will positively ours
just such oases.
Mrs. r . A. (inn, or Cor
nell, JJnlfirnure Co., JUcf.,
wrlteB: "Physicians pro
nounced my caso acute
Indigestion. If It had
not been for Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discov
ery and Pleasant Pellets
I nrmlv believe I would
,. have been in my gravo,
lor naming am mc any
gond until I began tak
ing thom. Tbo Discov
ery" also cured my child
ot night-sweats and a
weak stomaoh, which
followed an attack of
f., ........ ,..(.. w..
Mrs. A. Orb. prsige your medicines
too highly." Sold by all medicine dealers.
OK BOHET RETURNED,
m v m
THE BALANCE OF OUR
At greatly reduced prices.
Articles of art
and utility. A few pict
ures will go
at HALF PRICE.
9 NORTH MAIN ST.
Will bo given in both our Tailor
ing and Cloak Departments for the
next thirty days that will please
you. Come quick. Genuine bargains.
R. B. CUTLER.
Agents for the celebrated
14 N. Main Street.
C. H. CUTLER
BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS
lipoers and Shoes
Men's Grain Boots worth $2.50, sold
at $i. 98.
Child's, Misses', Ladies' Arties,
worth (1. 00. sold at 50c.
Ladies' and Gents' Overgaiters,
worth $1 00, sold for 50c.
Fine line of Alligator Shoes, special
makes of Ladles Shoes.
28 N. MAIS STREET.
REMEMBER the place, 25
North Main Street. Sign of the
The Strike Over
And other seasonable goods were tied up on the road and delivered to us now
These must be sold every article is marked with its lowest selling prioa in
plain figures We will deduct an extra
Gash Discount of 20 Per Cent
Thus offering a grand variety of fine presents at prion invariably less than
cost of transportation or manufacture.
Cash is king you hear all sing,
Fine Holiday Goods are just the thing.
This lot comprises Toilet Cases, Manicure Sets, Shav
ing Sets, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Select
Indian Baskets, Albums, Etc.
Each article is a piece of art, ornamental and useful.
Our annex is looated on William street, next to our Millinery Dopartmsut.
See the windows. They contain hundreds of dollars worth of fiae ware), such
as Quilts, Bed Spreads, Silk Umbrellas, Curtains, Linens and many other use
ful select articles. These constitute our
Annual Holiday Greeting
Every article is a present to you if you patronize the Pioneer Establishment of
warranted goods and low prices, A. B. BROWN'S BEE HIVE.
We will andean show you a larger stock than any other concern in this
section. Remember, we are MAKERS; the ordinary factory garment has no
room in our Cloak Ddpartimnt and us to prices, we invite comparison with
any concern in the laud and know we are the cheapest
A. B. BROWN'S BEE HIVE,
33 N. Main; 8, 10, 12 and 14 William St.
Winter Gloves and Underwear.
Happy Thought Range
MZT PITTSTON STOYE CO.
JEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY,
First-class Work, Superior Artist
CHILDREN'S PICTURES A 8PECIALTY.
New StyloB of Panel ami Boudoir Picture,
unsurpusned. Cabinets $3.UOpcr dozen. Other
My lea ey.ua ly Inexpensive.
W. S. FRYER, 14 SO. MAIN ST.,
IS THE BEST. Get prices and
see the furnace and be con
vinced. A full line of HEAT
ERS, Appello and Gauze Door
Send your Linen
Pittston's only STEAM
LAUNDRY, and have it laun
tSTA POSTAL will bring onr wagon
to yonr door.
10 PER CENT, OFF ON CASH PURCHASES.
Finest Line of Slippers
Ever Shown in lPittston.
Velvet, with Silk Embroidered Flowers, 44c. to $2.50.
If yu desire that the remains of your
friends be well preserved, havo Mr. Klrby do
your Undertaking, as he has just rt turned
from the U. S. College of Embalming, New
York, whore he has learned thj latest Scien
tific Methods of Embalming, and is now pre
pared to execute ad work iu thu best meaner,
very low prices.
4 VERY URGE STO FINE FURNITURE
COMPLETE LINE OF FALL
CARPETS at lowest prices.
J. B. KIRBY,
Odd Fellows Building PI1TSTON, PA.
Wholesale and Retail.
Music Hall Block.
DECEMBER 14, 1893.
Holiday Q oops
Santa Claus has made Mangan's Store his Head
quarters. Mothers, Fathers, Uncle3, Brothers, Aunt3,
Sisters and Friends are invited to call and see the
Giver of Good Gifts.
Large Line of Cloaks
Silverware and Jewelry
O. P. C. O. Shoe Co.
Atlantic Refining Go.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Illuminating and Lubricating
Linseed Oil, Napthss and Gaso
lines of all grades. Axle Grease,
Pinion Grease and Colliery Coin
pound ; also, a large line of Par
raffine Wax Candles.
We also handle the Famous CROWN
ACME OIL, the only family safety
burning oil in the market.
WILLIAM MASON, Mantgsr.
Office: Coal Exchange, Wyoming Are.
Works at Plmi Brook.
MINING, BLASTING AND SPORTING
Manufactured at tho Wapwallopen Mills, Lu
zerne county Ph., and at Wil
HENRY BELIN, Jr.
General Agent for the Wyoming District,
n8 Wyoming Ave, Scranton Pa.
Third National Bank Building.
THOB. FORD. Pittston, Pa.
JOHN B SMITH ft HON; Plymouth. Pa.
E. W. MULLIGAN, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Agents for the Kepauno Chemical Com
pany's High ExploslTM.
These goods must be sold.
The stock is from the best
manufacturers, and will be
disposed of at less than man
Ladies' and Children's Fur Sets
Ladies' Fur Capes all styles
and qualities. Fiue Dress
Gents' Furnishing Goods
A reduction of 25 per cent,
has been made on all tho
We are prepared to supply
your wants in this line. Kog
ers' Knives, Forks, Spoons,
Ladles, etc., put up in Flush
Lined Coses. Nothing more
Appropriate for a Holiday
Present. Hemember, we sell
these Goods at a small profit,
aud every article guaranteed.
We lave a large Hue of these
DOLLS IN ENDLESS VARIETY
Manicure Sets, Albums, Picture Frames, Glove
and Handkerchiefs Boxes, Bric-a-Brac of all descrip
tions, Umbrellas, Perfumes, etc.
CASH DRY GOODS STORE
Op. Miners' Bank, Pittston, Pa.