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THE SCI? ANTON TKIBTTNE-SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 11. , 1894.
That li What Englishman Have la the New
ITS MERITS ARE VERY NUMEROUS
Although Possessing a Vocabulary
Considerably Larger Than the Cen
tury Dictionary, It Compasses the
Whole Field in Two Neat Volumes
of a Thousand Pages Each Innova
tions That Seem Daring, Yet Have
the Sanction of the Highest Scholar
shipOther Features Briefly Re
viewed. To the prent nmjority of writers find
readers of English the fundamental
purpose of an English dictionary is to
upell and dell ne the live words in the
KiikINIi language. The accomplish
ment of this task is no mean triumph,
since each day adds to the number of
permissible words and tothellexibility
of their employment in expressing or
concealing thought. And while the
average man's working vocabulary Is
paid to contain scarcely so many words
ns are employed in this article, it does
not mitik'e In this age of diversified
learning to spell and define only those
words which are in common use. The
dictionary would be deemed deficient
were it to omit a single word, however
strange, against which itsowner might
chance to stumble in the course of ins
literary rambles. Thus instead of
glossaries introducing to us the forms
and meanings of a few thousand words,
wetodav have mammoth eompendiums
or lexicographical learning which
struggle to outdo each other with re-
npeet to the size of their vocabularies,
the extent of their definitions, deriva
tions, etyu ological details and illustra
tions, and the number of their quota
tions, synonyms ami autonyms.
Whereas' bluff old Dr. Johnson re
aped to his memory found only 4-V
000 in the lang ia-'e M!) years ago, and
Stormonth only 50,000 words; the old
Webster 70,000 -regarded at the time
a no mean achievement and Worces
ter 10),oi)0 words, this generation lias
seen the Webster Uuabriged raise the
total to HS.O'iO, the Webster lnterna
tioiml lift it to 110,000, the flncyelo
pedic hoist it to 180,000, the Century
at Incalculable expense elevate it to
more than i'2-j.ooo ami now, as an ul
timate coup d'etat, we are presented
with the Standard dictionary (New
York; Funk & Wagnalls company)
which puts the aggregate at the far
upward notch of ;ino,000 words, includ
ing many thousand bona-fide scientific
designations in electricity, physics,
pyschology and the other progressive
sciences which, while increasingly com
mon were either not born or not sutti
ciently familiar iu time to acquire a
harborage iu the Century's vocabulary,
t t t
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Standard dictionary spells and defines
almo.-t 7",000 ni ire words than any
other dictionary known, the surprising
truth is that it'des this to the eminent
satisfaction of ninety nine persons out
of every hundred iu one-third the
space occupied by the Century dictiou
ary and iu very 'little more space than
is taken up by the new Webster's Inter
national. The first test of a dictionary,
whether the book is big or small, is its
fidelity to th truth. It must be accu
rate; it must be authoritative; its schol
arship must carry conviction to the mind
nf Its ninrit iitiitinlla iiua-i l)ufVrrinv
for the moment our consideration of
the scholarship represented in the vol
ume under review, we wish to empha
size the important; of the extraordi
narily well-done condensation eviden
ced in the Standard dictionary, which
brings within convenient size and
price a vocabulary of the English
tongue superior to anything ever be
fore attempted in this directiiui. That
a comparison with the Century die
tionary is instantly suggested by sinht
of the Standard involves no mean
compliment to the former, since it is in
effect a recognition of the fact that in
the Century the English spea ing
people have their most pretentious and
ad uirahle word-treasury, which has
already become the standard bv which
other dictionaries are judged. But
though we concede every known excel
lenee of scholarship to the Century, we
must reserve one point fatal to its wide
spread usefulness. It is too large to
be consulted except at intervals; and it
is too costly to reach the mass of those
who need dictionaries most urgently.
When it is said that the two-volume
Standard dictionary covers moie
ground than the Century in a manner
commanding eonal if not greater con
fidence, iu one-third the space and at
a'most one-tlfth the retail cost, a ver
dict Is pronounced upon it that, if true,
must have far reaching influence upon
t t t
Let us see if this verdict be true.
Let us, in other words, begin a minute
inspection of the books in question
with a view to locating its merits.
Reversing precedent, the Standard
dictionary, after presenting, in black
type, the word it wishes to define, cap
italizing it only when it would be
capitalized in literary ue, gives, first
of all, the word's proi'er pronunciation
as indicated in the diacritical mark
ings agreed upon by the American
Philological association, the Philologi
cal Society of England, the iModern
Language association and several other
bodies of corresponding eminence.
These markings are known as the
"Standard Phonetic Alphabet" and,
while at first glance appearing strange
to the eye that hits long been accus
tomed to the clumsy symlmll-m em
ployed by Webster ami Worcester,
they soon become familiar, and, when
thus marked, win admiration for their
great simplicity and convenience.
This new method of Indicating pro
nunciation has the sanction of every
' prominent authority In the linguistic
deuces in this country. It was en
thusiastically championed by the late
Professor Whitney, who edited the
Century dictionary; it Is indorsed by
Professor March of Layfaxette, who
is the consulting editor of the Stand
ard dictionary, and, indeed, to enu
merate its advocates would be simply
to present a catalogue of the names of
men who have made our language a
life study. The ptonunciatloti of a
word in this phonetic alphabet is fol
lowed, in the Standard, not by a long
table showing the word's ancestrv. but
by a clear and succinct definition of
lis commonest meaning. The theory
underlying this innovation is that
where one reader is concerned over a
word's derivation, ten readers wish to
know Its live meaning. The editor of
the Standard dictionary thought that
the convenience of these ten persons
ought to have prelerence over the eru
dite interestof the learned one person;
nencewnne au derivations are accw
rately traced, this feature is subordin
ated to the three live features of spell
ing, pronunciation and definition,
Following the common definitions
of a word, the Standard gives Its un
usual meanings, if any, and illustrates
each by some quotation from an au
ihor of accepted reputation. It is
claimed by the publishers that 100,001)
books, iu additiou to many niHga.ines
and newspapers, were searched by a
large corps of trained readers for ex
cerpts illustrative of the use of words
defined in this dictionary. Although
occupying less space In the Standard
than iu the Century, the quotations of
the former are fully equal in aptuess
and variety to those of the latter, and,
it seems to us, are upon the whole bet
ter chosen. The large recognition
given in them to American authors
and American Journalists is a note
worthy characteristic which ought to
stimulate our honii writers to increased
excellence of literary workmanship
The meanings of astern word defined,
we have next its compounds and varia
tions; its synonyms, given with exuiqi
tional care and fulness, and features
unique In thisdictionary Its antonyms
and prepositions Three other points
of excellence remain to lie uoteil con
cerning this book. Under each word
term subject to wide variation we are
presented with a table that epitomizes
the whole subject at one glance. Take,
for example, the word "element."
Following Its exhaustive treatment as
a vocabulary word, we see a puge table
of chemical elements showing first the
name of the element, with lis pronun
ciation indicated; second, its deriva
tion; third, its chemical symbol;
fourth, its atomic weight, revised by
Frank Wiggesworth Clarke, chief
chemist of the United States geological
survey; fifth, its specific gravity;
sixth, its fusing or melting
point indicated in both centigrade
and Fahrenheit degrees; seventh, its
valence; eighth, the date of its dis
covery; ninth, by whom discovered:
and lastly, whereand how found. This
is only one of perhaps two hundred
group lahlesiu the Standard dictionary,
yet it gives at a glance alnt.ii the
whole of chemistry, ami required in
its compilation and correction, the ex
penditure of many thou-aud dollars.
This grouping of uilied words Is a feat
lire exclusively belonging to the Stand
ard dictionary. A second exclusive
feature is what is known as its word
fiuding feature. We will suppose that
a person wishes to learn the name
of a muscle or a bone Iu some parti m
of the human body. liy turning to the
word "muscle" or the word "boue," a
skeleton diagram of the human body
will be found underneath it, with every
muscle and every bone indicated bv
figures. These figures correspond with
the figure iu a key just below the dia
gram. Thereby, even if one did not
know a single term iu anatomy, he
could ascertain the scientific name of
any part of the human system by
merely turning to the dictionary and
tracing out its location on the "word
finding diagram." This applies as
well to animals and plants and, in fact ,
to almost anything capable of dh'isiou
into many parts. The third rare cha
racteristic of the Standard dictionary
is the remarkable excellence of its illus
tiatious, two of which, the two-page
plate showing foreign decorations in
colors, aud the plate showing rare
gems, are believed to tie without equals
in the annals ofbookmaking. Indeed,
the book, from a mechanical stand
point, Is not open to crtticism aud
would deserve, had we the space,
ample and detailed praise.
t t t
In hurried fashion we pass finally to
the scholarship represented in this
latest inventory of the .English lan
guage. In every other respect the
book is worthy of almost intemperate
applause. As to its editorial standards,
there will naturally be less unanimity
of opiuion. The Standard dictionary
has been prepared at a cost, iu all de
partments, so the publishers tell us, of
$1.(100,000. It has had as its editor In
chief, Kev. Dr. Isaac K. Funk; as its
consulting editor, Dr. Francis A.
March; as its managing editor, with
general supervision over I he detailed
work nf compilation and printing,
Rev. Dr. Daniel S. Gregory; and as as
sociate editors, John Deuison Cham
plin, Arthur E. Uostwick and Hossiter
Johnson. Iu addition to this working
force, there were more than zOO special
ists, each of world-wide repu ation iu
his particular field, to whom technical
and class words were submitted for
definition. The list of these special
contributors far exceeds that employed
in the preparation of the Century dic
tionary; and if each has performed his
work thoroughly, the aggregate result
ought to be greatly superior, iu point
of accuracy and thoroughness, to nny
other English dictionary in print. We
do not pre'end to pass on this point
Time, comparison and every-day
usage by experts must determine it.
With respect to terms used in metal
lurgy, mining and mining engineer
ing we have the home venhct of
Unfits J. Foster, one of the editors of
the Colliery Engineer, that the Stand
ard dictionary is exceptionally accurate
and thorough. The few and brief
comparisons that we have personally
made between this dictionary and the
Century, concerning words tiat be
long particularly to the printing and
newspaper craft sustain this pledget of
competent preparation. As to the
general vocabulary of the book, while
it may have been distended somewha
beyond the limits of relentlessly criti
cal apnrovul, it has as Its authority for
this amplitude the high sanction of a
committee of reference he ded by
Charles A. Dana and including such
eminent authorities as Edward Ever
ett Hale, James O. Murray, Julius
H. Seelve, Edward S. Sheldon
and William (J. Wilkinson. The
only word of censure that we
have heaid passed on the Stand
ard dictionary is, for the most of
us. a recommendation; namely, that
it lias had the courage to give all the
live words of the language during the
period of their vitality, instead of
waiting In supersensitive fear, as some
lexicographers do, until the words are
dead and worthless before vouchsafing
them admission. If the first vo. nine
of the Standard dictionary, which
takes us from A to L inclusive, shall
be paralleled In excellence by the con
cluding volume, not yet published,
the completed work, we are free to say,
will be a new and enduring monument
to American enterprise, of infinite
value to all writers and readers of our
parent speech. Livy S. Uichakd.
tyspspsla u.d Indigestion
In their wont forms r- curort by tho
use ot P. P. P. If you aro debilltat! and
run down, or If you need a tonio to regnin
Unhand lost appetite, strength and vigor,
take P. P. P., aud you will be etroair and
healtby. tor shattered ooiatltutinu and
lost manhood P. P. P. (Prickly Ash, Poko
Root and Potassium) is the km of all
modloiaes.' P. P. P. la tbe greatest blood
purifier la tho world. For aids by hL
Tm essential lung healing principle of
th pine tree ba finally beau sucoatufully
separated and refined iuto a perfect ouffb
medicine. Dr. Wood's Norway Plus
Byrnp. Sold by all dealers on a gnarnnl
The departure of the gallant Thir
teenth for Uettysburg cuts a most de
Dieting swath In the id rend v shallow
social ranks of the city, and the com
ing week may be 'expected to be
quieter than any like period of the
season. Not until the return of the
tlleers aud men and the appearance
of the seashore and mountain crowd
will the swirl ta eon even an apparent
impetus Two events which will cut
quite u figure in bringing society home
are the tournaments of the Carbondale
Tennis club at Fairview, Aug. 10, aud
ine cscraniou tourney, epi. .
This has been the greatest season In
the history of I restou park and the
pat few weeks have been filled with
delight for those who have hud the
privilege of I ei ig there. One evening
this week a carnival was held on tho
upper lake and the decorations on laud
and water made a most enchfinting
scene. What with riding parties to
Stockport and boating and fishing
there is no lack of amusenieut. The
young people have formed a secret so
ciety designated us the "P. P. A. Ltd."
On Tuesday evening this organization
held a most enjoyable parlor social.
Among the recent visitors at the
park have been Mr. and Mrs. S. P.
Hull, Misses Florence, I ouise and
lUauche Hull, Misses Sarah and Otis
sie Fordliam, M ijor Fisli and familv,
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Wells, W. W. Phil
lips und wife, Miss Anna Wells.Messrs.
A W. Dickson, James Dickson. Ralph
Mull, Charles Sanderson, 1 1. T. Howell,
.1. W. Carmalt, and Mr. and Mrs. H.
W.Taylor, of Scranton; Mrs. W. W.
1 nil. can and W. H. Duncan, of
Lowell, Mass.; Dwight Crane, Mrs.
Israel Crane, Miss Marion Crane, Al-h-rt
Crane, Mrs. T. U. Lath rope, Mr.
and Mrs. W. T.CoMlle. Max Lathn.pe
and Professor A ; I'. Thomas, of Carbon
dale; Mr. and Mrs. J. 1). Stocker and
Frank Stocker, of Jeimyn; Messrs. W.
S. Iliitehins, and Charles L. McMillan
and Mioses Mabel aud Llllu llutohius,
Wedding invitations have been is
sued by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shields,
of Wilkes Harre, for the marriage of
t heir daughter, Louise Anita, to Harry
L. Leaiu, to take place on Wednesday
evening, Aug. Mr. Learn was at
one time city editor of The Tkiiu'nk,
and has many friends in Scranton who
will rejoice to learn that he is about to
become a benedict.
Allen W. Creosmnn and Miss Maud
Git-en were married TVesday evening
at the home of the bride's pireuts, Mr.
and Mrs. T. W. Given, 130S Sanderson
avenue. The ceremony was performed
by Kev. G. W. 1'owtll. The bride
wore diamonds and a white silk gown,
made entrain, heavily trimmed with
elegaut lace, and presented a very at
tractive appearance. The bridesmaid
was Miss Lottie Osmond and the best
man was George F. Schroeder. Mr.
und Mrs. Cressman will reside iu Mon
treal. Among the guests were: Rev. O. W.
Powell and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Hine,
I'ittston; Mr. and Mrs. II. bite,
Oienburn; Mr. and Mrs. J. Danner,
Mr. and Mrs. u. n. heamaiis, Mr. and
Mrs. A Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Green, Mr. aiid Mrs. A. E. Shaffer,
Mr. and Mrs. Osmond, Mr. and Mrs. ,1.
wademan, Mr and Mrs. J. M. Tomp
kins, Mr. and Mrs. N. Clallin, Miss
Millie Ross, Miss Nora Dully, Miss
Anna Dully, Mrs. A. Nichols and
daughter Agues, Mrs. llarber and
daughter Ida, Miss L. Osmond, R.
liarber, Miss Ida Smith, Henry Smith,
Mrs. Francis D ilan and daughter
Anua, Miss J. O'Malley aud John
John L. L. Travis, of this city, was
married last Monday to Miss Ida M.
Davies, of Windsor, N. Y., bv Rev.
Piatt Thompson, of Relden, N. Y.
After the ceremony, which was per
formed at the bride's home, Mr. and
Mrs. Travis departed for the seashore
The groom is a popular music dealer
aud is well known.
The meeting of the Lackawanna
County Medical society at Farview,
Tuesday, was attended by a large num
ber of physicians from this city, many
of whom were accompanied by their
wives. They left on the 2.-0 Delaware
and Hudson train, held a meeting on
the grounds at Farview, and returned
home on the !) o'cloCK train from Car-
bondale. whe e they enioved sunnernt
The following were nresent: Dr.
and Mrs. Rons, Mi- Levy, Dr. Piin-
die, Dr. and Mrs. O'lsrien and daugh
ter. Dr. and Mrs. Frey, Drs. Gunster,
Ilea, Pnrke, Williams,' P.arnes, Allen,
I)aidson, Murray, Pennypacker,
Gales, Fulton, Council and lings n, of
Kernoton lir mwl Mra Vnti Kli-bln nf
Olyplinnt; Drs. Railey and Lowry, of
1 1 .1... fll 1 1 T-..
viiroonuaie; ir. luyior ami iunpp,
of WHkes-Rarre; Drs. Rums and Do
hcnberry, of llouesdale.
Mrs. Ellen Markwiek, of Thirteenth
street, and William Morgan, of South
Main avenue, were united in marriage
Wednesday evening In St. David's
church, by Rev. Al. H. Mill, the rector,
Hoisted by Rev. M. Coonings, of the
East Side. They were attended by
Mr. and Mrs. David Williams and Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Morgan.
The bride was attired in a handsome
gown of cream silk and carried white
roses. The flower girls were isscs
licssle and Pearl Morgan. After the
ceremony a wedding repast was served
at the home of the bride's parents.
A surprise birthday party was ten
dered Mrs. Sarah Robinson on Kdna
avenue on Thursday evening. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. M. W. An
derson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williamson,
Mr. and Mrs E. Weighlniim, Mr. ami
Mrs. E. Smith, Mrs. J. Pobinson,
Misses L. 11. Williamson and M. Wil
son, Mes rs. J. T Richardson, J. W.
Anderson, W. Robinson and J. Robin
son. Personal Mention: '
Among tho Scranton poople in Nw
York curing the wei-k w-r U. I'bilqx,
Mr. C. I). Simpon. .Mr. and J.r. W. T.
Bmith, J. T Porter, II. J3. Hand snd Miss
Hand. M. J. Horan, J. U. Williams, J. L.
Crawford, W. VV. Scranton, S. C. Dickson
and Miss Dicknon.
Berfrant Kunpp of tho Twenty four'h
SepHrat company, of AiidtliHwn, N. Y ,
was In the city jest rday, a guest of Capl.
Will Rockwell, of Company H. Korgoant
Knapp will accompany t lie Thirteeutb to
Uettysburg as guett of Cup ain Rockwell,
Pro!esor Thomas Raynham tho tenor
vocalist of tha Pint Proa ytorinn church,
is recreating at Lake Wluolo. Upon his
return he will go to Boston to take a
cuumelu the Uouaerrttory ot Musio pre
paratory tu g.iiug to Europn.
Mrs. Stephon Chnipell, Mws Belle
Thomas aud Attorney A. A. Vosburg wen
nniong tho bi-muion popl atlue Spriug
Honi-H, heart lake, urar Aloutioso during
Alius Bertha E. It"d, of New York, after
spending tlie week wi h her parents at
"Gravel Lnkii Farm" in Uleuburu, left for
Nvtvpurt, accompanied by her mother aud
Miss Mary Dtitlln, of this city, sailed
Thursday from Haw York on tho Majes
tic She will tour EukUu'I. Piuuca nud
Scotland bufoio bur return lu October.
Colonel James H. Dony, of the war lie
pu'tmont, Washington, t) C, with wife
a d daughlar, Is ma guest of hi brother,
Rev. P. A. Dony, at Urteu Ridge.
lirs. Dr. Dean returned from Europe
Tuesday snd after r-petiiling a few day
with her bu band lit Axuury Park, both iu
turned to thU city yeuierduy.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. ll'ssler and dnuili
ter Hazel, of Greeu Ridge, acenmpauied
by Mrs. W. L. Autbouy, of JIooslc, aro at
Atlantic City. ,
Misi Kathryue flnggertv, of M;dn avu-nil-,
nud Miss Mama Unify, ot Jurku
tivut, are ueudiug a low weeks at Wil
lurda, N. Y.
V. B. Wnolworth and fumiW duriug tin
week eujoye'l a three days' dnvo fion
Daitou tu Clifford rystal lukeamlElk llill.
Mis Aui i Louijhuey, of Jennya, re
turned homo after a week's visit wiib he
cou-lu, Mrs. Pureed, nf Cap iu-ie avenue.
Daniel Hopkins, and daughter, Mnrv.
and Mrs. Jonu .loots, ail of liellevur,
nailed for Walei Wed ivsuy inoruuig.
John De ew, of Division street, leave
this tiioruiijg f r a f.nv w. eks' sojourn hi
Atlantic Ciiy and Now Ytuk.
The Misses Alice and Margaret Comer
ford and nephew, T. J. Wallter, of Pen.
avenue, are at Atlnuiio City.
Ml-g Floren h 0. DrinKor, of Mudiso
avenue, la t Thursday for a two week '
outing ut Ournu Ui ovd.
Mrs. M. A. Friedlnndor and her sister,
Miss Jotephsou, are enjoying their vac.i
liou at block lsiaud.
Mrs. M. W. Torry, Miss Jessie Tarry,
aud Miss Murgaret Torry of Cliutun place
aie at block Island.
E. H. Iiouse has been lu W'ilraingtoti
where he utteuded Iho convention ot to
Sons ol St, tioorgo.
Dr. Pennypacker and Mestrs. T. C. Vol
Siorcb, C. H. Von btorou and II. J. Ureeu
are tu Mnplewood.
Miss Cora Butcher and Anna Hill, ol
North Lliu'olu avenue, spent the Wei-lt u
Edward Sullivan and rtau'-'liW, Mi
Maggie, are visiiiug fiiends.iu New Yorl
Mis- Carrie Price, of Spruce street, i
viHiii in Philadulpuia uud Atlantic Ci
th s week.
Colonel F. J. Fitzummons, who has bee
ill for several Weeks, is recuperating u
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Skellfnger are s
journing in Ceutiul Now Jeiscy and at th
Attorney T. P. Hoban. returned Thtir
day after a sojourn with New Jerse.
The Mis es Julia nnd Abbie Denmnn nr.
visiiiug friends at Baltimore aud Was.,
Dr. Brewster, of Wyoming avenue, re
turned homo from Long Island Thursday
Mrs. Kate Sullivan and daughter Mar
garet, ot Capou.te avenue, are at Orange.
Misb Bessie Butler, of Wilkes-Barre, i
he guest of MUa Louise biuluurd, ot thi
Mr. and Mrs, Fred Palmer, of Mndis n
avenue, have returned fiu in AtlanticCity
Miss Anun Kaufmau, of Paterson, N. J.,
is visiting her parents ou Prerott aveuue
Landlord Fox, of Hotel Anthrncit ,
Carboudale, wat in the city yesterday.
Mrs. Margaret Costello, of Pittston.
called on friends iu the city yesterday.
Arthur Thompson, of Gibson street, l
Rpending his vucatiou at Lake Ariel.
Mrs. Frnuk II. Connell nud daughter,
ieleu. are at the Hue", Lake Ariel.
Mr. nud Mrs. M. J. Wilson, of Mulberr
treet, are summeriug at Moutroie.
Misses Katio and Hannah Thornton, ol
Providence, are at Mount Caraiel,
v Misses Lizzie and Vurmiret Reynolds an
-pendiug August at Atlantic City.
Mis. Fied Stt veim is visiting her pareut
.. r. and ..r. Asa Day, at Foster.
Lewis O. Pany and daughters Esthei
md Jlariau are at Ucenu (irove.
iiiss Daisy Capwell, of Olive streot, b
v-ibitiiig'in.'uas at rn. Tory vine.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haslam aud daugh
ters are visiting in the country.
Mis.) Stuart Simpson is viMting Mis
Ncllle Stevens at A-ibury Park.
Miss E litb Ripley, of Monroe aveuue, lh
visiting friends iu MHiisneiii.
B. ('. G'een and d (lighter Stolla are vis
itiug in Provideuce. R. I.
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Miller and Mis Mil
ler are ut Atlantic City.
P. McNully, of Wyoming avenue, issutn
mrriug at Atlantic Cliy.
Mr. and Mrs. W J. Hand are sojourning
at tue White Mountains.
J. W. Guernsey nud family bnve re
turned from Lily L ike.
Mrs, A. M. halkenbiiry was at Atlantic
City during the week.
Mr-. Frank Rdding nnd daughter, Katie,
are at Atlantic Cliy.
William Ludwii; aud Daniel Robertson
are at Atlantic ( ity.
John E. Williami, of Bellovue, has re
turned fiOlU Wales.
Rev. and Mi s, Rouurs Israel are at Mils
toka lake, Cunadu.
P. J. McCaffrey is enjoying his vacation
at Atlantic City.
Miss Januin GriOlths Is spending AugUBt
at Atlantic City.
Mrs. Isabella Wiison, of Providence, is
at tue peHsn re.
F. E. PUita 'd family are at SachomV
M. II. Uiillln spout the week at Atlautic
N W3 NOUS FttOM WALES.
' ONliON, Aug. B 1 he misinkes of the
old t. suioned Vt , lull people wneu ventnr
iiii! boo a town where E iili-di is necessary
U well illui-tmted lu the following which
has been imbli bed bv a drngi'lst, Ooing a
few attempts to prasp English nuuies
with ludicrous results:
Sir In the toursx of uiy business ex
l erience I hsvu Diet with some very anius.
iuir exitmuhs of niisnlncod mimes to wed
known articles, and, thinking iher might
bo intere-tlng o some ol your readers, I
poena tueiu. l am, etc.,
J. F. Edisburt.
The Pnaruiacy, Wrexham
Comical measure Conical
Keliiiioua food Ridges
Imp -rial pills Aperiuut
Atroo ous lozeug -s Troches
Sara Bella Sarsapaiilla
Consecrated Lilbia Concentrated
Christian oil Crystal
All sorts plasters. Allcock's
Terrible soap , Terebise
Adulterated powder Altnratur
Proprr beads Poipy
Enchantlnn root Gentian
Diorama mixture Diarrhoea
DUtracted beef Extract of beef
Li . an t conservative. Preservative
Black Nicholas. Liqnorice
ideation red Veuetian red
Old Moore's Almauao Bole armen
It I kick you HauuaU Ip.cacuauhu
It will interest
learn how various Welsh newspapers re
garded the vi.it of tu. prlll(.a 0f
Wale recently: Y Tarian dxairihx.
It as a failure, yea, a pltlfal failu-e.
The Tyst was never able to under
ftand wby suon frantic efforts should
nave been made to secure the presence ot
royalty at the elsteddf d. The Baner
thinks it waa all vsuity aud remarks,
"what a dishcloth or a man a Welshman
is wheu he ha lot his head." The Celt:
"The welcome wai uot halt as w ,rm a
that which was given four year- ttuo to
tno queen or Koumunla. Th Uoleuad is
cerium tuat the princes visit did the
eisteddfod no good, but hopes that
i' did him some good." The Gwylied
Yild is of the opinion that his visit and tho
e teddfod's well-being did not coincide.
the Genedl think it kept hundreds away
from tho esteddfod, the Herald think-
Ike w lie, while th North Wales Observer
has the audacity to slute thai the only
want in the princj's speech was its
Iruly these are signlucaut words ana
full of mcaniuiz and emphasize thn opinion
expressed in these columns two weeks
ao that the prince will uot be an accep
table ruler for the welsn.
South Walians will be clad to hear that
William Thomas, 1 to of Peiigweru, Hwan
es, linn been appointed a justice of the
peace for the province of Manitoba.
U. J. Williams and O. It. Jones, two
thoroughgoing Cymru of Ffestiuiog have
been uppoiuted n-siturit inspectors of
nines in llieJNortn Wuleg district. Tney
re almost the first real Welsh appoint
The new Congregational chapel at
t'aerpbilly has b-Hn opeued. The cost of
recimn wag fJ.nuU itie Ulamorgau
Airri' ulturul society was held this yea; at
N. ntb. There were 7J1 entries. Several
igh class animals, including prizs
uuners at the Royal Show, Were ex
hibited. Politicnl matter in Wales are practically
t a standstill inasmuch astb adjourn
ment of the diseatubiishiiieut hill has been
leci-led upon. Tlie church pai tc headed
t) the Archbishop of Cauieibnry areur
anuing a special orgaiiiz itiou tor tue do
feiiso ot the church, so that there is every
,nohpectof the uextgeoeral election being
i very lively oue.
'there are three Liberal candidates want-
lu Wales. Sa isea district in the
olacn of William Williams, who retires;
Jeubiidi borouuhs in the place of Mr. Idris
(boreMgus on account of ill health, aud
Uontgomery Boroughs to oppose bir Pryce
Core for Headache.
As a remedy lor ail forms of Ilendacbe
Electric Bitvers bus proved to be the very
nest. It t fleets a permanent cure and the
most dreaded habitual sick headaches
yield to its influence. We urge all who are
nfllicted to procure a bottle aud give this
lemedy a Iuir trial. Incases ol babitual
constination Electric Bitters cures bv itiv-
i)g the needed tone tu the bowels, and few
nbes long resist the use of this medicine.
Try It once. Large bottles only Fifty cents
.it Alattuows tiros', drug store.
Missel Birdie Kearney and Jennie Hart.
if Serai t in, spent Sunday with Miss Nora
larrett. f Lsurel street.
.iis Ida White is Bpuuding her vacation
i i Scranton.
Miss Annie Manley is visiting friends in
Th Traction company has finally strung
vire ri,'ht to the B ak. ly borough line nud
rs of the Carboiid tie line a e now run
ing to within a few yards of the bcrauten
i ie. This will be appreciated by every-
uo ho has occasion to travel over the
me. since it practically ma es a continu
uk street railway between Carboudale and
Mrs. Patrick Dunn and children, of
-Murmerville, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
.'atrlck Mav, of Hill atr-et.
Patrick Hart, of the East Sid, was shot
.hursilay nielit while trying to auell a
lisiurbance near his home. The trouble
i can at Mrs. Barry's raloon. The bullet
vhkh was Bred by some oue in the crowd
if disturbers, struck Hart near the right
s nuld. r blade and glancing upward, tore
is fbsh. The wound, although painful,
s not considered a tumorous.
Forbes Eaton, of Scranton, is visiting
Thomas Monie, the well known druegist.
ms returned from a pK-nsunt vacation
nont on the Atlautic coast.
What promises to be an interesting
,'Kiiie nf base t all will take place this aftor-
inon at 4 o clock, lbe clubs are composed
if well-known younif men of tin- i.lace.
One of the clubs is c died the Kiultys, af tar
he nianiiiier, Patrick Kiulty. and is emu
iissl of: ' Second catcher, H. Unt ie;
ntcher, P. Kielty; first base, T. J. Loitns;
econd base, Al. Liurkiu: third base. W.
.urke: center field, J. Mahedv, left field.
I'. Kenny; right fluid, T. Collins; sbi rt
op, J- hu Muri av. Ti e other team is the
R.i.Tas and coesists of i-uch well-knowu
players s: beootid rntciier, Couu- ilmau
i.nne: catcuer, I'atilcs ciarKe; pilcber.
tVlllMoran: short stop, W. Doughur: first
oa-e, Tom Swift; oecoud une, Michael
dreunan; third base, Thomas Maye; cen
er field, M. urnliy; left field, John Dur
k in ; rigbt field, Ed Rtiaue. the game will
dart at 4 p. in.
Jobn Cawley, of Pins street, will move
to Scranton with his family u-xt week.
Tue low railroad fare aud the great in
lucemeuts offered will be a mean- of at
traction hundreds to the great regntta at
l.nke Ariel next Tuesday. The Ar. hbsld
iloso company arranged for special lates
lor all who go nnd there is every facility
ff- red for a good ti ne. The far for the
ound trip is only tl and tickets may be
ad at Junes, Simpson & Co.' and Mouio's
Mr. C. A. Bnttenberg lenvei today for a
two weeks' trip to N ov ork aud Boston.
Ettjs TuMlo, of Port Jervis, N. Y., is
vil lug at tlie home nf William 11. Uor
mn on Washington street.
Yeiterdny was pny day at the Taylor,
f'yuuand Hidden iiiiuos.
John It. .lou -s, wnt in town last night.
Adolph Urweider, Lewis aud l'nvid
Davis aud James Powell nrs home from
AtUu Ic City.
Jo! n 1) Atherton nnd Hlancho Ward
pa fed Thii'i lay iu Wiikes-Burrie.
Marun Judio is home from St. Paul.
tieuernl Hecreiary John Thomas, of the
Pure libiaty, is In camp at Uettysburg
with company (! , of Phteto.i.
'I he M-rant u Presn club regatta will be
atleiidnd by many Ta lor people. It will
occur a' Lai-e Ariel on Tuesday.
The E ectri. s, after sufferiug many de-fo-its
rrco tly luivo sitatu got on a winuiu
streak, which it is b iped they will con
tinue to do. Yesterday tliey defeated the
Moi1oc by a score of 17 to 15. It was a
good gmne and had mauv features.
in every way Dr.
Pellet In every
thing that makes
one medicine better
than another, these
littlo Pellets stand
first. They don't
seem like medicine,
tn tell the truth.
They're so small
and so pleasant to
take, and their ac
tion and effects are to nntiiraf.
Dullness, drowsiness, weariness, Ion of ap
petite, furred tongue, frequent headache!
with or without dieziuese, chilly sensations,
and occasional nausea show you that you
need Dr. Pierce's Pellets. That is Bilious
ness. And ia Biliousness, as well as every
disorder of the stomach and bowels, they'll
give you a lasting cut's.
Too well known to need lengthy advertise
men t Dr. Sage's Catarrh Kemedy.
some era i t
Suggestions That Hay Enable Hanj Tribune
Readers to Fail Bitter.
WISDOM FOR TBS HOUSEHOLD
These Hints Don't Cost Much, Are
Not Copyrighted and If They Don't
Do You Any Good You Can Have
tha Satisfaction of Knowihg That
They Will Not Do You Any Harm.
lor tlie Saturday Tribune.
The notion that nitrht air in poiion-
oiih has lonir held away; but now comes
a nam more physician, Dr. uugeiie u
Cruu-hlkdd, who hcoiUs It uttorly.
What is more, ho makes out a Htronjy
case. He claims that in the cities at
night tlie air is free from the smoke
and dust of commerce, aud, therefore,
purer man in the daytime. In the
conn try, to be sure, noxious vapors
s nuetimes arise alter suu down, hut
tuey ioriunaieiy a not rise high. The
person who sleeps In a well-veutllated
room on the second floor even iu a
malarial district will not, la his opiu
Ion, faro any the worse for these
vapors, because they will not get up to
him. In a high and dry climate, night
air is liilinltely better than the
brcuthed over-aiid-over air that infests
rooms deficient in ventilation. Better,
iu his opinion, take a few chances on
nocturnal mcphilisms than to bet-log
one's luii's with thesiiflbcuting curbou
dioxide that lurks in closed-up houses.
Kxercise, free breathing and aiiut-dunt
fresh air are his cardinal doctrines for
all who would observe the common
sense gospel of health.
A number of medical wiseacres aro
now reviving the notion that tobacco
using corrupts the young and induces
the old to become iiHaiie. The ract is
cited that the French government pro
hibits the use of tobacco by children in
the public schools; while the Swiss
government, going France a degree
further, absolutely prohibits the use of
the weed by all persons beneath the
age of 21. This subject is rarely dis
cussed with moderation; und it is only
all tided to here in order that a word
may be said la behalf of temperance, as
opposed to the radical views of the ex
tremists Good tobaccco smoked moder
ately by healthy adults will never kill.
The trouble in its use all arise from
those who will not limit their devotious
at tlie shrine of "my lady nicotine"
by b'lUtids of prudence aud common
f-eiise. It is well to have our children
taught not to smoke, in auy form.
Then, if when they grow to maturity
the longing for tobacco causes them to
reverse this precedent, the best plan is
to let them go it. Eternally nagging
at them will oftener induce imtemper
ate indulgence than complete sur
render. "Ten years ago I was 'almost a skel
eton,' as the pa'ent medicine adver
tisements have it," said Dr. Daniel B.
Strong, of Stnrruci-a, Pa., to The
Iribune mun recently. "Do you
want to know what built nie up? It
was the Him pleat thing in the world.
I was advised to procure each morning
two pounds of chopped raw beefsteak,
cover it with warm water and let it
simmer for a time on the buck of the
stove. This formed the strongest aud
most nourishing kind of beef tea I
sipped this for breakfast regularly each
day, having first, with religious punc
tuality, taken a cold water shower
bath, followed by a brisk rubbiug
dowu with a coarse Turkish towel and
a spin out-of doors, either on horse
back or afoot. I continued this treat
ment for several years, taking all the
exercise I could; and the result was
that I gained muscle, bone and nerve
strength until I think I am about as
solid a chunk of a fellow for my idze
and weight as there is in Wayne
county. I would sooner trust to that
kind 'of medicine than oceans of lo
tions, powders and pills." And the
doctor rolled up a biceps that stood out
Ike that of a Corbet t.
Often that new shoe which fitted so
snugly wheu first tried on luter be
comes a source of exquMte torture.
When this occurs, don't swear at the
shoe dealer nor tinge the atmosphere
with sulphurous pessimism in general.
Take to heart this advice of a well
Walking beats the feet, standing cause
them to swell and both are tiresome aud
exl autive wheu crul'nd. There are
virion kinds of foot hutU-. a'.'.d authori
ties differ as to their value. Hot water
eul-rges the feet by drawiitg the blood to
iliem; wheu ued they should be rubbed or
exercised before attempting to put ou a
tight bot. Mustard aud hot water iu i
foot bath will rtire a uirvou headache and
iuituce sleep. Buuious and corns auded
1 usnena are natuie's protection against
bad i-hoe lenth r. Two hot foot baths a
week and a 1 tt tie pedicuring will remove
the cause of much discomtort. A warm
bath with au ounce of sea salt Is aim. st as
restful a a nap. Paddle in tho water un
til it tool, dry with a rough towel, puton
fie-.h stockings, mime achantre of shoes,
ami the person who wa "ready to drop"
will then be ready to taud up. But th
quickest relief from fatigue is to pluui(
ine feet In ic-coltl WAtor and keep it im-nieri-ed
until tb ro is a Munition of
warmth. Another tonio for the solo is
nic hid. It dries the feet nicely after be
ing out In the wet. Spirit b hs ar u-ed
by professional daucers, acrobats aud
pcdeBtrlaus to keep the feet in conditiou.
it must tie confessed that from a
"unitary standpoint t'.e American
house-builder has many things yet to
learn. The home sanitation of .Scran
ton compares favorably with thut of
any city iu the country; yet how many
Scrtintoninns are guiltless of the over
night pointed out iu tlie Medical
Examiner when it says: "An almost
universal defect In lestdentlnl architec
ture is tho omission to provide a buth
fur servants. The impeiative require
ment of the housewife is that her
domestics shall be clean and tidy.
How is it possible for them t bo with
a total absence of all facilities for
cleanliness? Why do servants' rooms
emit a peculiar odor which is not found
In any other part of. the house? My
ludy would be horrillcd if her own
louia were iu the same condition. The
labor of the house especially produces
profuse perspiration. This with the
naturally oily substance of the body,
unless removed, becomes rancid, ana
uith other uncleanly conditions must,
In the nature of thing, produce iu
time au accumulation of causes, which
becomes anything but pleasant. Give
them bathing facilities by all meaus."
m lima ruisiM
I w"7 -";!
.fia Njrjy, andartwaalr, baaaad ay fMH,obo
:t UfafoniBMplnM4.frMimtll Wtanlttlarlnal
I . jB pHMMlr curt., foul -;! CO.. Ottmem
" v .-.'.
V xi UhiaUaatuaa
i mi wan "' E
l.rTi brE f
A warm bath with CUTICURA
SOAP, and a single application of
CUTICURA, the great skin cure,
will afford instant relief, permit rest
and sleep, and point to a speedy,
economical, and permanent cure of
the most distressing of itching, burn
ing, bleeding, scaly, and crusted skin
and scalp diseases, after physicians,
hospitals, and all other methods fail.
Cuticura Works Wonders, and
its cures of torturing, disfiguring,
humiliating humors 2re the most
wonderful ever recorded in this or
CuncuRA Rrhboirs are sold throughout the wodd.
Price, Cuticusa, 50c.: Soap, 5c: RmoLVuNT, $i.
Pottfr Dm-o ano Chsm. CoKr., Soi Prop., liosion.
"AU about lit Wood, Skin, Scalp, sad Hair," free.
DIMPLES, Mackheadi, r.d and oily akin pre
I I 111 vtuied aud cured by Cuticuu SoAf.
MUSCULAR STRAINS, PAINS
and weakneu, back ache, weak lidnevi.
rncuwatihm, and cheat paiaa relieved ia
oom intriuta by lha Cndouna AdU
A PAIS KEMEDY.
For nwuly fifty yaj- this wotderf al ram
id y baa proveel rtwilf tint bait, qukkmt, tut
wt and burnt antidote for pala in lis world.
THE TUUE KELIE.F.
RA.DTAY'B MuY RrLIEP ia aafa, ro
Htbl aud vSaotual bucauia or the tnnulat
lug action f t bedy, addiuc ton to tlie on
nd lucitiuf to cnvd aud iasreaard vUot
the alumtwrsu TUa Ity f tb piyalcal strno
tore, nod tiirn(a tais nealthlul at. urn la t Ion
iDd lucrtaaea aaieu tlie cuut ol the PAIK
la driven avraT und a uatural condition re
(tore. Ittahaa tial ik. HEADY R LIEP
la teanliaklr aU,etd (er the CORE OF
PAlii and Klihoat ihe rik ot injury which
n mre to retult Iroai taa uao at many of the
so-ceiled la reaaadlaa ot taa day.
In luiof uadlaliiea to atop pain we should
tTvid tueu aa Uifl ot iujnry un the aysteui.
Opium, alurpliliw, &Uiar C ca n and Chloral
otop pats by deetcoylag ae sense ot percep
tion, when the patient loin the p.-iwr of
(eelias. 'jbial the most dettructiva prac
tice; it maake th- symptoms, abute up, and,
inntead of reniovinr troubl breaks down
t'j tt' mach. bTer anl bowela. and, if con
tinued tor a teuirth oi time, bills the nerves
aud produces kual or peneral paralysis.
There is no neoaaaity for using the-'e nn
ccr'aln aa-nt when a poeitive remedy like
K AD WAY'S KtADi RELIEF will etop the
most exoruciatiug pain q-ljkor. without en
Uiling the leait difficulty In eit .er infant or
A ClKE FOB ALL
AhaKtoa taasiiosnful of Ready Relief iq
a balf tumbler of water, repeated aa often
aa the discharges oonllnue. and a flannel sat
urated with Heady Relief placed over tba
stomach and bowels, will afford immediate
relief nnd iOjo effect a cure.
A balf to a aratpoontul in balf a tumbler of
water will in a lew minutes cure Cram pa,
Spasm-, Sour Stomach. Heartburn, Nervous.
ni'ss, tsleepieasuess. 8 ck Ueada he, Diarrhea,
Dysentery, Colic, flatulency and all Internal
nilLS AND FEVJR, 1 EVER AND
AOI E ( ONQIHIEU.
RADWAY'S RtADY RELIEF
Kot only cures the patient seized with this
terrible fo - to avttlers iu newly-settlod dis
tricts, where ihe Malaria or Agje exists hut
If people exposel to it will every morning,
on Kc-ttiug out of bed, 'ake twenty or thirt y
drops of the Ready Reliuf In water, and rat,
say, a cracker, they ill enoape attacks. This
murtt bp done before rolng out
' here is not a remedi al auent in tho world
that will cur' f over and Ague and all other
Malarious, Bil ous aided by BADW Y'3
P LLS so quick as RADWAY'S READY
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The Great Liver and Stontc. Remedy
for the cure of al disorders of the Stomach,
Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, ervou
Diteises, Lest of Appetite, Hesil-'-li", Coi
tiveuesB, Indigestion, B liouness Fover, In
flainm ation ot ine Bowe a. Pile, aud a "ther
d raa-euieutsof ih nternal V scera. P.trely
eir table, containing 10 mircury, mimrali
or delete inns drugs
' rice, 23 cents per box. Sola by all drug,
Dr. Radway's Pills are a euro for this com
plniut. They restore strength to the Kt.unnoh
aud enable it to perioral its function, i'ue
srniptoms ofDysp'nsia disappear, and with
lliem theliabiliiy of the s.-atim to contract
diseasea, ake the medioiue accordi"T to
directionR.au I observe what we say of ''Falsa
and i rue." mpfcting diet.
r-8nd a l"itcr atmup to DR. RADWA7
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and True "
BE S RE TO GET RaDWAY'S.
i Well Man
mturltAT soth Dar,
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powerfully aud quickly. Cures wheu all others fail.
Youui men will regain their lest manhood, and old
uieu will recover their youthful vuior by using
KF.VIVU. It quickly and surely restores Nervous
nets, Lokt Vitality, Inipotottcy. Nightly Kiutesiona,
Lost Power, Falling Memory, Wasting Diseases, snd
ill eaTeots of wit-abuse or excess snd indiscretion,
which unfits oue fer s. uly. kiialuese or marriage. It
tot only cures by stsrttig at tbe seat of disease, but
sa great nerve tonio and blood bulldor, bring-
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ad Consumption. Intt en having BEVIVO, no
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