The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 06, 1894, Page 6, Image 6

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B&llavoine place is a very quiet street
at all times. On a Ktill day footsteps
awake echoes there, not bOMHM it is
fur from the busy oetitor of t ho eity, for
it leads directly out of an important ave
nno through which there is &noh pun
ins, but became it in not a thoroughfare.
On two sides substantial brick houses
present an uninterrupted front to the
street On the third side a high picketed
fence prevents it from lending over a
solid pile of masonry, rising only to its
level and known as a sea wall, directly
info the river. Ballavoine place and all
tho streets in this vicinity occupy what
is termed "made land," for the rim'
Was not long ago when the tide from the
neighboring harbor flowed twice a day
over the sail marshes SO feet below the
present paved and solid surface. There
fore it is that the buildings are oil new
and stately, and that only well to do
people live here. No. 20 is the hist house
on the street next tho river, It is so near
it indeed Dint only a narrow courtyard
Intervenes between the seawall and its
foundation stones. This house is what is
popularly termed "an apartment house' '
that is to say, it is let out in suits,
floor by floor, to different families.
In December, 1884, the name on the
books of the 1 08800 of this house against
suit No. 5, whioh comprised the rooms
in the upper story, was Julian Maxey.
In that month of that year and a we ek
after (ho episi ide on the cliff road tho art
ist was talking with his friend, tho
physician, in the large square chamber,
the last in his t: ries, which ho was ac
customed to call his sitting room. The
great easy chairs and tho comfortable
sofa in this apartment seemed to war
rant the appellation. The piano, thu nu
merous lwit of well tilled bookshelves
and a sideboard with a decanter on it
Somewhat widened the range of possi
bilities, however, mid tho presence of a
bed, shut in with pretty luce curtains,
mode the term entirely inadequate to
the subject. Ifrwas a room, in fact, in
Which a Stranger might have spent days
and nights of profit and amusement
without tho necessity of going out very
frequently for anything peiluning to
luxuries or necessities, bodily or mental
ly. Indian clubs and dumbbells on ashelf
in a corner afforded an opportunity for
indoor exorcise; the sideboard was a
treasury of refreshment! there was read
ing enough for a year's study. The walls
wore covered with pictures, and a half
painted canvas on an easel near a win
now showed another in the process of
manufacture, T here was a cheerful fire
in an opt :i grate. On the center table
Was a sewing basket Wine fancy work,
several uncut m tgasdnes and papers, a
'cigar ease and a reading lamp. From
any point in tho room the occupant
could command a view of the broad riv
er and of the fields and spires on tho
farther shore. At this time of year the
Holds and hills were white, and the river
WU full of ice.
The doctor had just como out of a
windowless aloo vo chamber, whioh might
bo separated from the main apartment
by curtains, now prettily looped back.
In tho obscurity beyond could bo seen a
lod and the face of a young woman
a pale face, with large, dark eyes, which
roved about incessantly, as if in quest
of a horror that never came.
"How does she seem today?" Julian
Maxey questioned in atone of deep anx
iety. "Just, as she has been since we found
her, Jnst as she Beoma likely to bo for
the nst of her days in a state of total
eclipse." There was no air of jocularity
about Dr. Lamar's manner. He was
very much dissatisfied with tho situa
tion, although his concern was of a dif
f rent nature from Iilaxey's. A medical
probh m that baffled him always aroused
in him o grim antagonism that was far
from humorous,
"You don't mean to tell me you are
beginning to look upon this as a hope
less case?'' Maxoy exclaimed in conster
nation. Whenever Maxey got excited,
his hair promptly exhibited a tendency
to assume an erect attitude, and his neck'
Mo Inevitably becam 'awn-. Lamar not
ed that he was now somewhat excite d.
"I mean to toll you, as I have told
you, that oven partial recovery is very
"But you will notay impossible?"
"They are synonymous terms with
moit of us. For my fart, I am cautious.
There is the one ohonoe in a million
that always exists."
Miss Masoy had como into tho room
in time to hoar this disheartening reply,
bii" spoke up, with almost hysterical em
phaoisi "And that one chance will sav,o her.
I believe too much in tho justice of
heaven to think for a moment that sue
will lie Here and dio with closed lips. I
don't, I can't believe it. Ab suro as
'there is a God or any Provideuco in
human events, the time will como when
that poor girl will speak and denounce
tho lnhnmim monster who pushed her
from the road I' '
"You beliovo in pool ie justice, MifiS
Maxey. Unfortunately for me, I am a
practical physician and obtain my idea
of human events from life and not from
uovols. The time may come, it is true,
but to say that it will i.i to show a depth
of confidence in my skill and ability
which I hardly possess myself. This girl
certainly emmot recover without med
ical aid, and it is utterly beyond my com
prehi naion, for you may as well know
the truth at once, how medical aid can
reach her. That is how the matter stands
at present"
"But tho present is not the future, "
cried Miss Maxey, with a warm glow in
her cheeks. Perhaps, In spitoof all her
enthusiasm, she felt it was Lamar sho
Spoke to. ' 'Nothing can make mo h lieve
that fiio will die like this. God would
not permit such a crime to go Unpunish
ed." "Without discussing that, my dear
Miss Maxey," replied the physician,
smiling, ' 'I need hardly remind you thrJt
tHero aro other and much more obvious
" m of accomplishing that end than by
working a miracle m this poor girl's
brain. And, by the way, Maxey, how
does your part of the case stand?"
"Sit down, " said Maxey. "Do. Yon
can spare a minute, I know, and of
courso you must bo Interested. We all
are. True, I haven't much to tell you.
There have been half a doen rcportu rs
here daily and more or less detectives
and police officers, but I rather think
their interest is dying OUl now rapidly."
"Shameful!" ejaculated Miss Maxey.
"Just because of a few obstaelesl"
"Obstacles!" echoed her brother. "I
should say they wero obstacles! Why,
there isn't a shadow of light in any di
rection. Let me state the c ase now from
a judicial standpoint"
Dr. Lamar had taken a chair by the
window, whoriho seemed to bo devot
ing his exclusive attention to the ico
blocks drifting down the river. Miss
Maxey had not seated herself exactly,
but she had aflsnUM d an upright position
on the sofa. She was eager, earnest and
wholly absorbed in the subject of con
versation. An exceedingly sensitive and emo
tional creature was this Miss Maxey,
and in a matter such as this, where her
whole nature was aroused, she was a
powerful friend and a most dangerous
adversary. It was entirely at her solici
tation that the injur sufferer In the al
cove chamber had been brought to tho
house. .Miss Maxey listened to what her
brother had to say with quick breath
and shining eyes. Ah, if Ur. Lamar had
had the soul of an artist, he would have
found something more inspiring to look
at than the icy river.
"These are tho facts," continued
Maxey, toeing tin m all ifut on the top
of the center table with a paper cutter
as he talked. "It is now the 16th of De
cember. On the 9th was the first sleigh
ing ol the year. The evening of that day
a belated sleighing party just after
nightfall discovered a woman's shawl
in tho middle of alifhely road at a point
Where it runs along the borders of a
rocky bluff, investigation follows and
eventually H suits in the rescue of a
young woman who was caught by the
clothing upon a point of rock half way
between the top and bottom of an almost,
vertical section of the bluff, This young
woman is so badly injured internally
that she is incapable of giving the least
clew either to her identify or to tho
Strange position in which she was found,
Nothing remains but to make a careful
examination into the circumstantial
evidence in the case. This turns out to
to exceedingly meager, but such as it is
it all points one w ay.
"One of tho pockets of tho girl's
clothes is found inside out, and the rest
are empty. Sin-has no ring upon her fin
gers nor jewels in her ears, although
the curs are piorood. The dress of the
unknown indicates that she belongs to
the middle class, but the refinement and
delicacy of her face and hands, which
are singularly white and free from tho
traco of laud work, are even stronge r
evidences that she is not an ordinary
Shopgirl, to say the least. Tins turning
of the pocket and utter absence of rings
or ornaments lead naturally to the con
clusion that she bus been rubbed and
thrown from tho rood. In substantiation
of this, the snow is trampled jnst above
the place where she w;is found and
smooth all along the roadside. One of
the sleighing party is positive that sho
saw a man leap over a fence ami run
across the field on the other side of the
way. A close scrutiny finds footsteps
leading into the. field at the point indi
cated. They are followed, and after a
short detour lead around in the direction
of the city into the road again, where
they are lost irretrievably In tin' ab
sence of all other evidence we must sup
pose, then, that the girl was set upon
and robbed by a person unknown and
thrown over the l ank to get rid of her.
Let us suppose the polico take this for
granted at the outset. "
"It is all they are good for, taking
things for granted," commented Miss
Maxey. "I can't see that they ever dis
cover anything."
"Very well. So far it is all plain and
na oral But where did the victim come
from, and how came she nson the cliff
road alone at that tinio? At this poiut
wo find ourselves utterly unablo to
form any plausible theory. There is not
a siniie clew to horidi ntity, not a mark
on tho Underclothing, not even an ini
tial on the houdki rchief. Suppose wo
are the poHoe under the circumstances,
what can wo do? Nothing in the world
except what they did photograph the
girl and send her description, not omit
ting the smallest detail of clothing
which she wore, and including tho enri
ouis fact that ono of tho toes of her left
foot is missing, broadcast over the com
munity. The result is that the first day
she is brought here the stairs are worn
out with the footsteps of people whoso
only possible interest is that (if curiosity,
who come to see the victim under tho
pretext of attempting to identify her."
"And who Stare and gawk about with
open mouths until they have fairly to
bo pushed out of the room, " added Miss
"In short," continued the artist, "we
aro in danger of being turned into a
museum for the exclusive patronage of
all the idlers and doadbeats in the city.
This dearly will hoc do, ;aid we must
get our medical adviser to declare a
public inspection irritating and danger
ous to the patient. "
"I believe it did annoy her, "said
Dr. Lamar. "At any rate, it did her no
good. ' '
"And this is tho strangest part of tho
mystery to my mind," continued Max
ey, "that with all these precautions,
with the newspapers printing, peoplo
talking and pictures and descriptions so
available, nobody appears to claim her
in all this time. It is as if she dropped
down upon the cliff road from another
planet. Wherever sho has been people
must have seen her; her friends must
miss her. Then why aro they silent?"
Dr. Lamar was still watching tho ico
blocks. Something suggested by Maxey's
last words madohim frown. Ho did not
turn his head to remark:
"You exaggerate, Julian. Because
this case seems all Important to you and
your sister unit to me perhaps, nun ue-
oause B few policemen and reporters
call, and the rubble who read the uovs
papers flock to ypur door when the op
portunity is given them, you immediate
ly think that the whole world has be
come excited over this curious affair.
All, let me tell j ou, is a large word, and
everybody something which you don't
imagine. How many thousand peoplo
in this very city today never rend a
newspaper and are too much occupied
in their own struggle for existence to
mind much about other people's! Ill
spite of all that nil been said and writ
ten, I'll warrant you not more than half
of the total population of this metropo
lis has ever heard of the mystery of the
beach road. "
Ellen sighed.
"The doctor is right, Julian."
"Perhaps. I am not disputing him
It is but a week yet, and there are pe
culiar circumstances, I can understand
perfectly possible, under which a person
might sutler such an accident as this
poor creature bus and not be missed so
soon. Suppose, for instance, I were to
announce to you that I was going away
for a week or two and wero to fall
down at the end of the street and break
my neck"
"I should know all about it in two
hours," interrupted his sister. "No,
Julian, no; you have spoken about the
friends, but you have not thought of the
enemies. The blind in this case are will
fully blind, Julian, depend upou it,
willfully blind."
"Pshaw, " said Maxey, "that is go
ing too far altogether! Better Invent
soino other theory. Suicide is uioro
"Ridiculous!" was his sister's com
ment. "Very well, suppose this: Snpposo
that she has always been an idiot just
as wo seo her now; that her friends had
taken care of her, but that she had be
come a burden upon them; that in a
moment of neglect she escaped and wan
dered over the edge of the bluff; that
they knew it when it was too late, but
forbore to interfere after tho mischief
was done, well knowing that it would
make no difference to her and not wish
ing to be bothered longer with her sup
port What different aspect would the
case present than it does now?"
"A cruel, heartless theory, Julian,
and you ought to bo keener than that
too. I am ashamed of you! What of tho
pocket turned inside out, the trampled
snow and the man who ran away?"
"Appearances are often deceptive.
Thieves are not the only people who turn
pockets inside out. Men run or walk for
other Causes than a guilty conscience.
Besides, the fact that she was an idiot,
not being known to the thief, would
not prevent his waylaying her in a
lonely place."
"You don't believe What you say, Ju
lian. This girl's outer garments fitted
her. They were for her. Idiots ore
not provided with street costumes."
This was a clincher. Maxey, wonted,
as usual, in an encounter with his sister,
made an irrelevant reply and turned his
attention, with momentary irritation, to
Dr. Lamar.
"Do you think, toe, that this girl had
no friends?"
Tho same suggestion which had before
caused the philosophic physician to
wrinkle his brows again disturbed him
in a similar manner, He suddenly bent
a meaning look upon the artist as he
mad the deliberate reply:
"For good reasons. I have more than
once suspected it. "
Maxey started. Ho becamo at once
imbued with the suspicion which trou
bled Lamar. Ho grew excited at once.
"That is something I had not thought
of. It would explain everything."
"Possibly," -aid the doctor, resuming
his view of tin' river.
"And it would prove that I was some
thing too hasty in allowing her to be
brought here rather than to the hos
pital If I leal believed it, IWOUld"
"Julian!" Miss Maxey rose to her
feet, with a flush in her face and a dan
gerous light in her eyes. She went on
with increasing rapidity of utterance
and -in -i adin of tones. The words
mime so last they seemed almost to choice
"What you aro saying is heartless,
cruel, unmanly! You made me a prom
ise, Julian Maxey. Do you think I have
forgotten it? Do you think I will allow
this helpless, innocent creature of whom
one of these days you would blush to
speak with the sligutest disrespect do
J-ou think I would allow her to go, after
What has Ik en, believing, as I firmly do,
that u hospital would be the death of
lu r? Oil, it does seem as if all tho world
' determined to turn tilt hack on this
poor, defenseless girl I I consider the re
fusal of those Somerset people to keep
her in their house any longer when they
knew it would be diuigerous to move
her Uttt rly barbarous.
"It Was brutal to think of sending her
into a great, cold hospital where every
body is sick ami dying and the doctors
experimenting with the patients. Yes,
Dr. Lamar, I'm very sure of it. I've
been told so on excellent authority, and
if it hadn't been for me she'd have gone
thero, too, ami now now after all
you've said, Julian Maxey, tor you to
begin and talk about, hospitals and
and oh, it's too heart It is, ami I think
you ought to be ashamed of yourselves,
both of you, to sit hero and well, do
what you wiH ! Do your very worst! I
shall not lift a finger to stop youl I
shall not say one word in remonstrance!"
Jnst a trifle excited and hysterical,
Ellen Maxey, but you look exceedingly
well with the tears sparkling on your
long dark lashi sand your oheeksuglOW.
Br. Lamar turned with considerable
surprise from his survey of tho river,
but she was gone before ho hod an op
portunity to admire her.
"The deuce!" ejaculated Maxey,
with a faint sigh at tho thought of his
own subjugation. "Well, sho will have
to stay, that's all."
"Think so?"
"Oh, there's no doubt at all about it.
Win n Eiien begins to act like Lady
Macbeth, I know what's coming. But
she's a gixxl sister, Eustace," added tho
artist feelingly, "and the best girl that
ever lived, And then, I dare say, very
probably she's quite right, quite right
indeed. ' '
"She causes you, however, to take a
great responsibility, " said Dr. Lamar
"I don't understand you."
"But you will before very long, for,
mark my word, Maxey, tho patient will
make you trouble."
Maxey started.
"What do you mean?"
"I mean," said the physician, "sim
ply that. Yon dou't imagine she will I
lie thero always as now? Von must
know that she has a body that has no
disease as well as a brain that has. Sup
pose sho should bo able to sit up and go
"Well, what then?"
"What then? Well, if,you don't watch
her, sho will be in the fire or lying at tho
foot of the stairs with her neck broken. ' '
Maxey arose nervously and went to
tho sideboard, as he was too likely to do
when his mind was troubled Ho had
raised his glass to his l'ips when that
faint, weird cry that was not a moan of
pain nor a plea for mercy, but akin to
both, suddenly escaped tho lips of tho
patient. Maxey set his glass down with
a force that spilled the contents.
"Thero! Why will sho do that? Any
thing but that. It will givo me tho hor
rors. How she startled me!"
Ho crossed the room and put a hand
that was by no means steady on his
1 II ,T k 0
Mnxcy act Mi ptaif lUmn with a force that
spilled the contents,
friend's shoulder, while his troubled eyes
searched the physician's face.
"Lamar," he said, "what is tho mat
ter with her? I dou't mean what is tho
long Latin term for her disorder. I
mean, in good round English words,
frankly and plainly, wdiat is tho matter
with her?"
"Frankly and plainly," responded
Lamar without the least hesitation, "I
Cannot tell you. "
"You don't know?"
"What does Dr. Beutly say?"
"He says the girl's an idiot'
"Since when?"
"Since she fell."
"Not from her youth then?"
Lamar smiled.
"That would be hardly probable.
Your sister stated it fairly. Idiots dou't
dress up in street costume, in garments
tastily made to fit them."
"Then do I understand this trouble is
caused by a blow or by a shock? I
thought by what you said the other day
she had hit her head and gouged a piece
out of her brain. "
Lamar laughed.
"It is unnecessary to say you aro an
artist," ho commented, "rather than a
physician. Levity aside, neither Dr.
Beutly nor myself thought the blow on
the head sufficient by itself to have pro
duced this result. My idea of if is that
there was Some structural or functional
trouble in the braiu prior to the acci
dent Then the shock alono may have
had a good deal to do with it "
"Then it is possible that this is tho
effect of terror?"
"Possibly ! How conservative and cold
blooded you are! Candidly, can't med
ical science unravel this mystery and
tell the why and wherefore of this" mat
ter?" "Not at the present stage of tho easo
and in tho present state of medical sci
ence. "
"What a pretentions humbug science
is anyway!" fumed Maxey.
"The best w ish I can have for yon is
that you will live to see the absurdity
of that remark, my boy. Science is un
pretentious and real. People who havo
the most to say against it know the least
about it. If you hear a man berating it,
ten to one it has disturbed some old pet
fancy of his. Science wouldn't suit yon
be. ;auso you are too impatient. It works
slowly, my boy slowly, but suw'ly. "
Dr. Lamar said all this calmly and
dispassionately as be rose to assume his
outer garments, Maxey had opened his
lips to reply when thero came a knock
ing at the door. Ho stepped into tho
hall and looked out On the threshold
stood the brave fellow who had been
lowered from the edge ijf the bluff at
tho rope's end to rescue an imperiled
life a week before.
Maxey wai so surprised that he seemed
at first to lxt in danger of forgetting his
hospitality, but in a moment or two be
recovered himself ami invited his visit
or in.
"No, thankee," said the young man
awkwardly, taking off his hat and
glancing around him, "hut my little
brother found this on the beach in the
snow underneath where the young wom
an hung, sir, anil we thought, between
us, that maybe, as it might bo of somo
use, maybe I'd better put on my hat and
coat and run up. "
Run upl It was eight miles.
Maxey took a bit of soiled and damp
paper from the man's hand. It was a
folded sheet of writing paper and con
tained these words, traced with pale ink
in a feminine hand;
SoHiaisirr, Dec. 8, 188.
Dcak Axxktte I linvc nover forgotten you
during nil mir separation, and to my astonish
ment ami dolight I yoetorday lvraed a matter
of tho deopeit Important to yourself. An
notto, you have bora deoeivod iw to your pur
sntage. Your ml father and mother arc
known tonic. I want to toll you all aliouttt
at once, but there arc good reasons why I
Should not go to tlm house. You will under
stand this fully when you steme. Ianibtop
plngoul ins,., iic- et at. present, but there aro
oilier IMSOni why you shouldn't lie seen there.
I have thought up a place that will bo con
venient for hull, of us. Annette, you remem
ber the hotel ftt OUlTl Head, where you canto
With yaw nether two yearn sgo. Just across
tho road thero In a sent, you ill remember.
Why can't you come out on the train and walk
tip the mud and wait for DM there about 0
o'clock tomorrow (Taetday) night? if this uoto
seems hasty and very, very strange to you,
Annette, belle VO me thoro aro strange things
to some, whioh I will tell you of. After you
know what I know you need never go back
gain unless you wish. After nil thotroublol
havo been to in this matter, and for your sake,
I havo no fear of any failure on your part to
bo at tho place named. Your very true friend,
1'. S.l may bo a littlo late, but 1 shall not
fall to keep ftiy appointment.
Maxey read this remarkable cpistlo
aloud in the presence of the doctor, who
had joined him in the hall. Tho excita
ble artist was aglow with onthusiasm.
"Here is something tangible at last!
Bare is a woman with a name I Yon did
right my good man, to bring this docu
ment here. You wore right in believing
it Important You have done us nil a
groat service Tell your littlo brother,
my good man, that if ho will bring mo
i t. . '
the envelope this letter was contained m
I'll make him a handsomo present. We'll
bo at tho bottom of this affair yet or my
name's not Maxey. An unexpected good
fortune, Lamar, don't you think, and
ono that will throw much light on this
obscure matter?"
Lamar frowned and replied cautious
ly: "I am not a detective, and I hvo
not studied tho letter, but it strikes me
tho wording is peculiar and tho signa
ture extraordinary. Tho namo is explicit
enough in all conscience. A woman
Writing a confidential letter like that to
a friend does uot often take so much
pains to get in her full name, as if sho
wero signing a will Take care that
somo crafty fellow hasn't thrown this
letter in your way for the purposo of
putting you on tho wrong track."
Maxey looked a littlo bewildered, but
he seized his hat and coat, without
making a reply, and darted down tho
"What very excitable peoplo these
Haxeys are!" thought the. philosophic
doctor as he went away. "And what a
deal of interest they do bike in this case!
I wonder where Miss Ellen went to?
How pretty she looked when her blood
Wius upl There would be somo satisfac
tion in crossing such a woman just for
the picture one would get. But, bah,
what am I thinking about? What is
this to mo?"
Never tholojs he sighed as ho went
back half heart edly to his work again.
Till very recently this work had been
his pride and his Ufa Now as ho took it
up it seemed like n ta.k, almost a bur
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cdt lorPII.Ka. Prire.Sficta. at Dms-rj Al U
Srla or hy mini prepaid. Addrc.HBnhnv. DHL
tot Kill" by .Miitlhews lirns. iiml Joint
II. Phalps,
Beniovcd FmoMes, HmplML
Liver - Moles, Mac'shoads,
tkuburt. uud Ttn, uml ix
stores th sliiu to It3 oriii-
nal htMUMtf, praduchlR a fit
nii'Tloii. miTMrinf tntuliaon
tircpnritlons anil pcrlcxtlv hnrniless. At fill
eruyjista, or mailed lor SOcts. Bcud lor Circular.
VIOLA 8KIN SOAP l iriy inronuwsbio u a
6ldn pnrll;tnii Soip, uno.ualcl fr tlm t(ill.t. nnil without a
rltftl Um niinwy. Anmluii lT jinn Lad dellcauly piedb
catod. At ilni;cl., Pried 25 Cents.
G. C. BITTNER & r.Q.,To:.EDo, O.
I r :!' by MnttlioUB HroK mul Johfl
II. rtiolpn.
rnonucKHTiiK ahovk
IlKflDLTt In 80 PAYS. Carol (ill
NiM'vouk IHHeniH-x, L'ullliiLr Mnnuij
I' S i . I'lt" 111". Nil-lit V 111
iioiih, Ws.OftWHMl hy pn.a uliiiM'B, ltIyub vlgut' unrinizo
toHrttUWOKMSsjUtd illicitly tint Min'iv rcfttorct
tout Mtiiihutitl in old ov vounff. Euhfly oarrtoi) In st
poefcot ri'lct4il.0A aimi-ktuTL'. Six tr kftVOO wll h a
urittrti ,I'4llt,, to i-iiim' or raoiy PCraMWl ',oll't
let Hiiy nnprlncnpiM Bragrojl II pnid J
imitation, inslut on liavlnir I N HA IM none other. 11
i. btjj not tot ! wo win wnd it bf mail upon rooolpj
of tirl-i1. I'ainplilct in HMM tJtYflOpf free. Afidreat
Oriental Medical Vo , Props., GUMffO) HI. orourcfffaU.
SOU) by Matthew Bros., Wholesale and Retail
Drnsw.sts, SCKANTON, PA., and other Lead-
UU I n. i-.i
Every Womai..
Sometimos needs a rc!i
BblS monthly regulatm,;
Aro prompt, snfo nnd certain In result. Tho izerj,i.
i ' (Dr. I'chI'kI never disappoint. Sont onywlicn
'It. PoalMcdlcinei'ii . ri 'land.O.
Sold by .TOHN R THEI.P3 Pharmaoti t
corner Wyoming avenue "anil opruce street
Bcrnnrm. I'a.
Ladies Who Valuo
A refined complexion mnstnie Pozzonl's Pow-
dcr. It produces a soft and bcnutitul skin.
roXS XWK5 f "
The abovo Irnnds of flonr can be had at any of the following merchants
who will accept Tim Thibunic flour coupon of 25 on each one hundred Bounds
of flour or 50 on each barrel of flour
Ecrnnton-F. P. Prico, Washington avenuo I
Gold Modal Drawl.
Dnnmoro-F. P. Price, Gold Modal nrtiml.
Dnnmore-V. D. Mauley. Superlative llrand.
H,T? ff $ hlvlB' Washburn Bfa
Uolit Mudul Brand; J. eopli A. Moars.Mam
avenue, Muporlativo Brand.
Green!or.(.iM Modal Brand,
J. t.McIInle, Superlative.
l'lovldencc i'ennor & CtmppcllN' Main avo
mte, Superlative Hrond;U. J. Gillinplu, W
Markot stroot, Hold Medal Brand.
Olyphant-JainoB .Ionian, Bunorlallvo Brand.
Pe.kvlllo It K. lsr Huporlatlvo.
Jermyii-U, O. Winters & Co. Superalntlvn
Archhalil Jones. B mpson &0o.. (old Modil
Carboii'lato-B. S. Clark, Hold Medal Brand.
H'iiiesdalo-I. N. Foster Co. tioli MoJil.
Miuooka M. H, I.avolls
"No star was ever lost we onco have seen,
We always may be what we might have been,"
Scranton, Pa.
22 and 23 Commonwealth Building.
That we will GIVE you bsautiful now pat
terns of Sterling SILVER SPOONS and
FORKS for an equal weight, ounce for ounce,
of your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
n laumptlon 01 Innanlly.
WKby mnll prepaid. Ith
UCrunCANU oilier. AUiin.tu ."W'.ttVK .S"K CO., Mu;onic TeiuplO, CUICAGC. IL1
For Sale in Scranton, Pa., by H. C. SANDERSON, Druggist, cr. VTashintoD
ind Snruco streets.
1Q)TR?. ISCO,E?3ii?3'E3 Th0 onl fia. Bnro
, " mm w m mm m m m
WKST Send for circular.
a u r. an eh n n u wt n ni bb n an
e jnin u l . j tm n n n :i
JJXt. MO'lTH CHEMICAL CO., - Clovclaad, Ohio.
iiC. Ji. HAKlils. Drutrslat, 1ST I'anii Avuira.
iird Natic
Bank of Scranton.
SURPLUS, $250,000
Till" liank nflrciK to ilrpimltora erorj
Ini-llll)' wurraut.d liy llielr biiluiierm Imnl
11, s. uiul rMptniKlbllity.
bpccldl Bttnntlua civen to I . .1-.
counts. ir..: , ahl uii tluiu (lopo.Kn
OILMAN CONKKI.l, Tiniilrnt
tifcO. n. CATLIN, Vlra-l-rrxlilent.
WILLI A. 11 U. rut K, tttlile.
minium Cnnnell, Olorn II. Cntlln,
Alfroil IlHiid. Jnaiei Aivhbitld, i-ory
nlln, jr.. IYIIIIaiu T. K.ultli Luthor
0KITKR firiGE CO., Inc'p. Capital. $1,000,000.
M tiollur saved it a dollar earned" s,
This Ladtae' Solid French nnngola Kid But
ton lloot dolivcrcd free anywhere In tho U.S., on
roculptof Cash, Money Order,
or Postal Note for
Kqunls every wny the boots
aof.I la nil reti.ll alores for
t-M. Wo muse, tbln b'oot
ournclvcsf thereforo wo nar
outre the Jit, style nnd leeoi".
ir or.y 0:10 Is not suinnea
wo will refund tho racney
orsendouotherpslr. Opera
loo or Common rense,
widths C, P. I, liK,
ilzos 1 to 8 sua nan
.slzos. Stndyourtitt;
wt Kilt nt you.
I rrisiiisTsr
Dexter Shoe Co
S.teeinl lermi to Dealer'-
w . MaRlo Ri-
ed. undprfu.r.nty, bscrfrl by I.VW ,WX)
I fnllli. prool. .Dd 100-poK. bok, illuitrstwl from I
I 111. from Mop. WIisd Hot IpsMMJ I
SSd H.rcnryrsil, Our MairlO OOmeClV Willi
poslUsdy ours. COOK RBBsDV (O . cklnn, III. I
nsy.a u , , st -hi
cam.' rrrm-iK
W5SB M A A to neSLiiti.
Fiom IheX T. Tribune, Kov.l.USX
The Flour
"CuiCAao, Oct 81. Fhe first offlci
snnnnncement o World's Fair di
plomas on flonr has been made. A
medal has been awarded by the
World's Fair juilces to the flonr manu
factured liy the Washburn, Crosby Co,
in the groat Washburn Flour Mills,
Minneapolis The committee reports
the flour strong and pure, and entitles
it to rank as first-class patent floor foe
family and bakers' use."
Tay lor- Judge & Co., Gold Medal; Atherto
& Co., Superlative.
Puryoa Lawrenoo Storo Co., Gold Modal
Moosic John McCrindlo, Gold Me.laL
Pittaton -M. W. O'Boyle, Gold Modal.
Clark's Groen-Fraco & Parker, Superlative.
Clark's Miininlt -K M. Youiik, Gold Modal
Ljalton-S. 15. Finn & Son, Oold Modnl nrani
Nichulnon-J. E. Harding.
Wavcrly-M. W, lillss ft Son, OoM Modal.
Facttiryvlllo Charles Gardner, Gold Modal.
Hopliottoin- N. M. Finn & Son, Gold Medal.
Tobyhauna-Tobyhamia ft Lehigu LumUir
Co.. Gold Modal Brand.
Gouldsburo-S A. Adams. Gold Modal Brand,
Moscow G .litre & Cleraonts, Gold Medal.
Lake Ariel -James A. Bortroo, Gold Medal.
Forest City-J. L. Morgan ft Co., Gold Mods
O&M B, IttOh n Weak Memory, Loss of Brnln Power. Headuclie, Wakefulness
I.' t Muiihcod. Nlgbtly Emlsslona, KervoubiiPns.alluraliiHixml lona of puwor
InOeittrattveurmntOf cither hux caused y over ex erf Ion, youthful errnre.
oxeonnlvo u e of tobacco, onlun: orHtlmuiuni.9. which lend to InlirniltT. Con-
Can bo carried In vest pocket. JSK per box, i f or J5
a order we vIto a written ortmrantee to ciuo
rniiunin enmn in wii.i.
ever offerGd to Ladies,
mm m m fnu uia i a . ..en AjuaiCB.
Price ijii.00 per box, 0 boxes lor 15.00.
A We l-Known Physician.Whfl,
Among Other Things, Is
Noted for His Frankness.
No one ever hounl Pr. E. Grower up
the phrase "I Ihiuk'' in bis practitv. The
doctor in ono cf these frnnk, foiirless, hon
est, positive men who never hesitate to
say yes or no, as the cso may require.
"1 can core you" or "I cuniiot rare von."
is his Invariable dticisiou after examina
tion, nnd to this faot fot is attributable
ins remarkable record without failures.
But it would be strange indeed if the doc
tor were not a more t han usually success
ful prsctitionor. He h:isbeen snrgoou-in-chi.'f
in moro than one of tho largest hos
pjtuls of this country, was lately Demon
strator of Physiology and Surgery at tho
Modico-Chirnrgical College in Philadel
phia, has been elected an honorary mem
ber of the Medico-Chirurgical Association,
is a graduate of tne University of Penn
sylvania, etc., and is still a close student.
A man with such a record oould not fail
to bo a successful physician uuder nny
circumstntic "S, but when backed by
cnutioun, conservatism in expression, or,
to use a more popular pbrnse, the "bo-sure-yon're-rigbt-thon-go-ahoad"
it would he more than strauge if failure
overlook him.
You can consult Dr. Grower any day at
Rooms 5 nnd l.
Temple Court Building
31 I SIMtimr ST.
from 0 a.m. till 9p.m. Consultations froe.
Those suffering from Nervous Diseasee
Bre guaranteed a cure. For such there ie
the cheering word "Yef," ns failure is un
known in the doctor's treatment.
To theso branches I dovdto espoolal atten
tion every afternoon.
Office and forgo nttho BLUME CARRIAGE
Graduate pf tbe American Veterinary Cos-lege.