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THE SCBANTON TMBUJTE-8ATUEDAT MORNING, ATJGUSf 25, 1894;'
Public Commemorative Statues Should Be Ar
tistic as Well as Realistic.
SCRANTON'S MONUMENTS SCORED
One Critic Contends That Columbus
Looks Like a Grandmother and
Washington Like a Guileless Bu
colicExpression of a Hope That
the Sheridan Memorial Monument
May Escape One Common Fault.
For the Saturday Tribune.
Are the statues that adorn Scnm
ton'a court house square inartistic'.'
How many have thought of this ques
tion? la the mails that reach a daily news
paper ollice are many letters upon
many subjects. Some of these letters
are unsigned and some are signed,
while others eflect a compromise by
attaching pseudonyms. Tub Trib
une's rule is to print no unsigned let
ters and no letters with a pseudonym
"merely, when the subject under dis
cussion pertains to current events, in
volving personal criticism. Hut it'a a
poor rule that isu't broken once. "Citi
zen" writes so trenchantly upon a sub
ject of curreut interest that "Citizen"
must be heard. Jn a letter to the ed
itor, under date of Aug. 24, this corre
"The appended clipping from last
week's 'Garden and Forest' expresses
so wisely and forcibly the principles
which should control the erection of
statues in public places that I venture
to ask a reprint of it in your columus
for the benefit of Bcrauton. The la
mentable and I suppose irretrievable
misfortune which has befallen the fu
ture generations of our citizens from
the granite invalid in a dressing gown
reaching for a glass of Sanderson's soda
water, on one corner of Court House
square, and the decrepit and deformed
old codger which degrades the name of
Father of His Country on the other,
is a fearful warning of what is likely to
work inconceivable corruption in the
community if a halt is not called in
this stone-cutter's character-murder of
THE STATUE OP SHERIDAN.
"This publication is opportune in
view of the proposal to erect a statue of
General Sheridan ou another corner of
the square. Of the great names of
American history none is more inspir
ing than his, especially in a commun
ity where so many may claim the kis
ship of the same national parentage.
A poor Irish boy, who without influen
tial friends rose by the sheer force of
bis genius in his opportunity, under
the auspices of American freedom, to
the highest rank and 'stood before
kings' as a reward of patriotism and
ability to render his country noble ser
vice, ought always to be so presented
to his countrymen that he would be as
living and potent an inspiration to
succeeding generations through ail
time as he" was to the soldiers he led to
"Those who knew him would feel it
to be no less an outrage upon the mem
ory of a great and noble man than a
public calamity if he should be per
petuated in caricature as Columbus
and Washington have been here. Let
Dot unholy hands profane the sacred
figures which have made our nation
great. If we are to have a statue of
General Sheridan only a great artist
should be permitted to attempt such a
great subject. Indeed, no statue should
ever be allowed to be placed in public
except after study and approval by
competent judges. Ignorant enthus
iasm often defeats its own best inten
tion." USE OF NEW STATUES.
The clipping alluded to consists of
an editorial in Garden aud Forest of
August 15, entitled, "New Statues in
New York." It is as follows: "No
one doubts that a fine piece of sculpture
greatly ornaments an urban park,
square or street, and benefits the public
by giving pleasure and by Increasing
the desire and appreciation for art
in general; and if it commemorates a
citizen who deserved well of the repub
lic, it may play a potent part in stimu
lating patriotism aud all right ambi
tions. Unfortunately, however, it is
not as yet generally recognized that
the value of a statue as an educational
influence in historical, biographical
aud patriotic, no less than in artistic,
directions, depends altogether upon its
right to be called line upon its excel
lence, its interest and its charm as a
work of art. Individuality of concej)
tion and skill in executicfri are, not
less, but more, important in works of
portraiture intended for tho public's
gaze than even in so called idealistic
works. In the latter the artist is sure
to have had the wish to produce a
beautiful result, for otherwise there
would have been no reason why he
should attempt his task at all; and
even if he fails to conquer all diflicult
ies, yet there will probably be some
thing in his work that will please us if
only by contrast with the monotonous
aspect of the inartistically clothed
people whom we meet daily in the
ilesh. But when a sculptor must repro
duce one of these same people, his
model, in the ninjority of cases, will
lack all beauty except of that intellec
tual or spiritual sort which must exist
in the facial expression of a man who
has worthily risen to public eminence.
Only the sympathetic eye of a really
intelligent artist can see this sort of
beauty, and only his skilful hand can
trausfate it into artistic beauty; and
then, as regards the remainder of the
form.high artistic poweris needed if the
aspect of the averago sedentary modern
man and his ugly clothes Is not to
prove actually distressing to the eye
when done iu bronze. Imagination
and technical skill are both needed for
the production of really fine works of
art of any kind: but, we are tempted to
say, they are more needed in the case
of a portrait-statue of a modern man
than in any other task which could
"If these facts were better under
stood by our municipalities and our
generous fellow-citizens, our cities
would hear of proposed new statues
with constant pleasure, whereas now a
feeling of dread is always excited until
the name of an artist of recognized em
inence Is pronounced, or until the ac
tual work has been seen; and in a very
large proportion of cases this dread is
more than justified by the outcome.
For example, live new statues have re
cently been set up in the parks and
Bquares of New York; the Columbus,
designtd by a Spaniard, in Central
park; the Koscoe Conkling in Mudison
square, the Greeley at the junction of
fcixtn avenue ana uroauway, the
Ericsson in Battery park, and the Na
than Hale in City Hall park; and
among these the last-named Is the
only one which can be called worthy
of its cost and its place, either as giving
pleasure to the eye or as likely to in
spire imitative ambitions and passing
thoughts in the minds of our fellow
citizens. THE PUBLIC'S IGNORANCE.
"The general publio is, indeed, ig
norant with regard to all the canons
and technicalities of art criticism, and
can give no reasons why it prefers
one thing to another. But in
these cases it has utterly dis
proved the beliefs of those who
say that t he beet art Is therefore wasted
on it that, if it cares for a statue at
'all, it cares for it merely as it might
care for a photograph explaining how
a great man's features uiH'ered from
these of his fellows. The lesson our'
public has thus taught those who think
that less than the bet-tart will please it,
or that the best itself will not he appre
ciated, is all the more convincing be
cause Nullum Hale was not a person
ago in whom, before it saw his statue,
it took any interest at all. A year ago,
we may safely say, Hale's name was
probably unknown to our school child
ren, or but vaguely remembered by
them among tho many minor names
they had read in their American
histories; and many of our most intelli
gent and well-educated citizens would
have been puzzled to say just what
his record was, and how he met his
death, or why, or where. But now a
little biography of Hale has been pre
pared for use in our public schools; the
details of his execution have been dis
cussed for months iu tho columns of
our newspapers; every New Yorker lias
become familiar with his name and his
title to fame; and, thanks to the ex
ample of New York, the place where
he was captured Huntington, Long
Island is erecting a memorial in his
honor. And all this has been brought
about simply and solely by Mr. Mc
Wounies' figure, aud because it is an
impressive, an interesting and a beauti
ful work of art. There is no hour of
any day when people, often of the
lowest classes, may not be seen gazing
at this statue; and the charm it has
for them has been reflected through
the mental atmosphere of the whole
"Thus a citizen who deserved well
of the republic has, at once aud for
always, been assured his meed of
popular recognition and admiration,
and the education iu patriotism of our
citizens has been definitely advanced,
while their eyes have been gratified
and their taste for art has been stimu
lated. There is no citizen so dull but
that he will perceive the difference lie
tweeu this statue and one lacking its
good qualities. He may not be able to
explain It farther than to say, or to
feel, that the one interests him
aud tho other does not. But he will
always understand that some statues
may please and interest him, whereas
had he seen only poor works he would
have remained forever indifferent to
the claims of art, and skeptical as to
its possibilities of affording him pleas
ure. Among the thousands of men
and boys who find genuine pleasure
every time they pass the Hale statue
are many who, iu future years, as pri
vate individuals or members of cor
porations, societies or civic councils,
will have the power to influence the
aspect of New York. Who can doubt
that the lesson it has taught them
with regard to the pleasure-giving
power of works of art will then be re
membered, and to our city's profit?
MONEY WORSE THAN WASTED.
"But there appear uo such signs of
popular admiration if one watches the
other new statues we have named; and
no signs of their having touched the
imagination or the historic curiosity of
our people if one studies the newspa
pers or other indications of the trend
of popular thought. Yet Horace Gree
ley was a man in whom New York
took great interest while he lived, and
Ericsson's services to our country were
not merely solid aud serious, but pic
turesque enough in their manifesta
tions to appal to the imagination and
the patriotism of our native and adopt
ed citizens. Had the latter, at all
events, been as artistically and forci
bly presented to the public gaze as is
the case with Nathan Hale, then we
could rightly have looked for some
patent manifestation of public interest
in his personality and deeds. Hut his
statue is a poor work of art, and there
fore it does not attract the popular eye
or touch the popular heart. It is as
inellicient in historically educating the
people and in really glorifying, spread
ing and preserving Ericsson's memory,
as it is in delighting the eye and in
creasing appreciation for art in general.
From every point of view the money
paid for it has been wasted. Indeed,
it has been worse than wasted, for if a
statue or any other "memorial does not
advance the cause of true art, it must
"The lesson which, above all, we
wish to enforce is that no public monu
ment has an excuse for existence un
less it is primarily and essentially a
work of art. The subject may be
worthy, the purpose of its erection
may be commendable, but it will
miserably fail to come up to the meas
ure of Its highest usefulness unless it
makes a commanding appeal to the
imagination of the beholder, and
through this to his nobler passions. A
thousand monuments have been erect
ed all over the country to celebrate the
heroism of our soldiers during the civil
war. How niauy of them set forth
with any living force tho elevated
patriotism which they aim to illustrate
and typify? The fail because they are
not Instinct with the poetry which
idealizes every genuine work of art.
They move no one; they inspire no
ono. Instead of adequately commemor
ating the patriotic ardor of a past
generation, they simply testify that
tho generation which erected them
lacked all proper appreciation of art
and its highest functions."
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The wheel of Scrauton's society has
been turning most slowly for the past
few weeks, owing to the absence from
the city of so many of Its prime
movers. Pleasure seekers are, how
ever, beginning to return homo after
having spent a most delightful vaea
tiou at the seashore, lakes or moun
tains, aud we may expect soon to see
social affairs begin to claim their
due share of attention. During the
next few weeks a decided revival is
promised hi a social way, as various
receptions, dances and afternoon teas
are on the tapis, which will add great
ly to breaking the monotony of tho
past month or two.
'One of the prettiest home weddings
of the season," says the VV'ilkes-Barre
News Dealer, "was that of John J.
Booth, of Binghamton, N. Y., and
Miss Kdith H. Lewis, daughter of ltev.
and Mrs. J. S. Le is, which took place
Tuesday evening at the home of Q. N.
Lewis, brother of the bride, at 308
Luzerne avenue, West Pittston. The
ceremony was performed by J. S.
Lewis, the bride's father, assisted by
ltev. F. H. Parsons, of Waverly, Pa.
The bride, a most charming and ac
complished lady, was attired iu a'
cream silk, trimmed in antique lace,
and carried white roses. She was at
tended by Miss Anna Lewis, her
sister, and Miss Maine Pierce, of Pitts
ton. The bridesmaids were dressed
in white and carried white roses. The
groomsmen were: Verg. Tabor, of
Kirkwood, N. Y., and J. Lewis, brother
of the bride. The house was artistic
ally decorated with ferns and water
lilies, and the effect wa9 very pleasing.
The guests from abroad were: Mr.
and Mrs. E. H. Booth, parents of tho
groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Booth,
of Kirk -ood, N. Y.; Mr. aud Mrs.
Dennis Keeuey, Luceyville;iMr. and
Mrs. A. L. Barber, Forty Fort; Mr.
aud Mrs. Moutanye, Wilkes-Barre;
ltev. and Mrs. F. H. Parsons, Waver
ly, Pa.; Miss Ida Sheets uud Miss Sa
die Davis, Miss Mattie Cronk, Fair
dale, Pa.: Lynn, Pa. Mr. and Mrs.
Booth will make their future home in
The amusement season has started
in with unusual vim and vigor. The
Froth ingliam opened its season on
Wednesday evening with the produc
tion of "'.Richard III" by Owen D.
Jones, a talented young urtist, who
was well supported by a company of
clever players. Last evening "Hoss
and Hoss" held tiie boards and de
lighted a large audience. The Acad
emy of Music will begin the season
of '94 and '95 on Monday evening.
The Academy, during the summer,
has undergone a great change, which
has improved it wonderfully and
former patrons will nowfiudavery
pretty aud well appointed little play
house. George Thatcher, of minstrel
fame, nnd his company of merry-makers,
will be the attraction on Monday
evening, aud will present "About
Gotham," a clever mixture of comedy,
catchy music, aud bits of burlesque
humorously performed. For Tuesday
evening Manager Burgunder has se
cured DeKoven's "Fencing Master,"
which will no doubt attract many of
Scranton's best people to the Academy.
An event that is looked forward to
with much interest is the annual ten
nis tournament of the Scrantou Lawn
Tennis club, to be held on Sept. 7 and
8, at its grounds on Piatt place. A
large number of entries have already
been made, and from letters received
by the secretary it is thought 1 that
some of the best players in the country
will compete. The tournament will
consist of singles and doubles, and will
be open to all comers. A long list of
valuable aud beautiful prizes for each
event has been secured. The tourna
ments of this club are always interest
ing aud awaited with much anticipa
tion by the young society people of the
Miss Anna Gorman gave a duplicate
whist party at her home on William
street, Pittston, Tuesday evening, in
honor of her friend, Mrs. W. W. Pat
terson, of Scrantou. The following
were present: Mrs. Patterson, of
Scrantou; Miss Mills, of New York;
Miss Ward, of Baltimore; Miss Bird, of
New Jersey; Miss Morris, Miss Lacoe,
Miss McMillan, the Misses Phillips,
Miss Mulligan, Mr. and Mrs. Truin
hower, Mr. and Mrs. Northup, Mr.
McMillan, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Morris,
Mr. Hughes and Mr. Antrim,
Among the interesting social events
that will take place iu Honesdale dur
ing September is the marriage of W.
H. Malia, the well-known journalist,
to Miss Julia Drumm. Mr. Malia's
home is iu this city, but his journalis
tic labors have for some time caused
him to make his home in the pic
turesque Maple City, where he met
Miss Drumm, who is one of its most
charming young women. Sept. 4, at 1
p. in., is the day and hour at which
the important ceremoney will be per
formed at St John's church.
On Thursday evening a select social
was given at Keystone hall.Olyphaut,
in honor of Miss Bernardino Corri
gan, of McSherrystown, this state, who
was the guest of. Miss Lynch. It was
a delightful affair, and the forty
cnuoles that attended spent a most en
joyable evening. There were many
guests irom tins cuy, uarnondaie,
Archbald and other points along tho
valley. Yesterday MissCorrigan re
turned to her home.
Mrs. W. H. Gearheart gave a most
delightful tea in her new home on
Monroe avenue yesterday afternoon
from 4 until 7 o'clock. It was given in
honor of the Misses Warner and Miss
Fretz, who are the guests of Miss Gear
heart. The house was most tastefully
decorated with cut flowers and potted
plants, while the musioy rendered by
Bauer was most enchanting.
Society was not a little surprised the
past week, by the marriage of Miss
Adelaide Miller to George S. Mott, in
Philadelphia, on Monday last. Miss
Miller is the charming daughter of
Charles Miller, of Adams avenue. The
affair was a very quiet one, witnessed
only by the bride's parents. The cere
mony was performed by the Rev. A. J.
The bicycle races held under the
auspices of the Green Ridge wheelmen
at the Driving park last Wednesday,
were most interesting, and succe ded
in drawing a large audience, composed
of many of Scranton's society people.
In the evening a smoker was held at
the club house, at which a large num
ber of members of the club and their
friends were present.
Invitations have been issued by Mr.
and Mrs. Nathaniel Hallstead.of Mif
II In avenue, for the wedding of their
granddaughter. Miss Anna Mav Down
ing, to Walton Wilde Mitchell, of
Utica, N. Y. The event will take
place on the evening of Sept. 5.
Mrs. Lewis Jones, of West Pittston,
gave an enjoyable dry whist party at
her home yesterday afternoon. The
prizes were carried oil hv'Mrs. Voor
hees and Miss Dean, of Wilkes Barre.
A party of Sciantomans that left yes
terday for Lulai Carey, where they will
remain for a week unJnr thn cuaperouaK?
of Mtb. It. M. O'lirien, is composed of Vibpus
Nellie La Ource, of Wiuhiugtou, D. C:
Elizabeth Leonard, Marv Warns and Anna
Con woll, unl R, M. O'Brien. Charles P.
O'ilahi-y, John J. Luftus and John J.
Some of the Scrantonians who nre snra
nierinir at block Island are: Mr. aud Mrs,
W. H. Storrs, Mr. and Mix VV. S. Lnng
Htuff, P. R Finlny, Mrs. L. T. Mattes, Mrs.
M. A. Friedlander, Arju Powell, Miss
Josephson, Ming Mulley.
Hollo O. Jorniyu, secretary and treas
urer of the Tonkin Boiler and Euijiue
company of Oswvgo, N. Y., who bus been
upending the past week with bis parents
in this city, returned to Oswego yester
day. Mrs, William Kondoll and dniifthter,
Carrie, assistant secretary ot the Young
Women's Christian association, left this
morning for Philadelphia, DoyleBtownand
other places where they will visit frieuds.
James C. Davis, propnotor aud mana
Berof a farce comedy company entitled,
"A Crazy Lot," goes to New York this
morning, whore his company is rehearsing
for their opening, which occurs Sept. 1.
A party of Scranton young ladies who
are spending tuoir vacations at Delaware
Water (lap is composed of tho following;
Misses Maggie Gibson, Susie nnd Lena Pen
ser aud Kate and Mazia Davis.
Some of tho Pittstonians who called on
Scrauton frieuds during the weok were:
Misses Nellie Cuiiiuiina, Margaret Mar
tin, Alice Maloney, Annie Clark, t Josephine
Powers and Kittle Jorduu.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McAnulty and
anuuhter, Anna, who have been the gnosis
of Mrs. McAnulty's sister, Mrs. C. W.
Fulton, of Boulder, Col., are expected to
return home today.
Frank McCawloy, of the clerical force at
the Lackawanna Iron and Steel company's
South works. 'returned last week from a
visit to Now York, Newburg and Fly
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bngley and daugh
ter, Mertice, of Green Uidge, have re
turned from visit to the Thousand
islands, Saratoga Springs nnd Montreal.
Mrs. M. W. Torry and Misses Jessie
Torry aud Margaret Torry, of Clinton
pluce, roturned last eveniug from a two
weeks' eojouru at lilock bland.
Among the Scrantonians who are spend
ing n portion of the heated term at Dalton.
are Major nnd Mrs. Everett Warren sua
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Kingsbury.
Mrs. Stephen Cuapel!, of Hagarstown,
Md,, who Ins been visiting bor mother,
Mrs. M. E. Thomas, of West Market street,
returned borne on Wednesday.
Mrs. Jndson and Robort T. Black, jr.,
will rail for Europe on the 15th of Septem
ber. They expect to spend the greater
portion of the winter in Paris.
Editor E. J. Lynett of the Free Press is
at the sea shore. Tomorrow's issue of that
pnper will be under the editorship of ft. J.
Beaminh, of tho Express.
Mrs. P. J. Sanford and daughter, ot
Watorbnrry, Conn., were the guests ot
Mr, and Mrs. Eugene Parton, of Madison
avenue, during the week.
Mrs. William Murphy and daughters,
Nollie nnd Minnie, of Providence, K. I.,
wero the guests of Dr. J. R. Murphy, of
Dunmore, last week.
Mrs. Kate Wilcox, the well known vocal
instructor, hits returned from Wilming
ton, Delaware, where she has been spend
ing the summer.
Frederick J. Davis of the government
priutiug office at Washington is spending
his anniiHl vacation with relatives on the
Mr. nnd Mr?. J. Scott Iuglis and Mr. nnd
Mrs. S. W. Kollura visited Boston, Nun
tucket nnd Newport lust week on a pleas
Colonel H. M. Boies and family returned
to their Clay avenue realdouce early in the
weolc after spending a season at Sbelton
J iss Nellie Beamish nnd her guest,
Miss Kebie Noglo, of IIolli, L. 1 are
visiting friends at Plymouth and Wilkes
Barre. Miss Atkinson, of ftawtey, and Miss
Pollock, of Philadelphia, who have been
visiting frieuds iu this city, returned
Miss Reilly. of Mill Creek, who has been
the guest of Miss Nellie Richards, of Sec
ond street, returned to her home yester
day. Miss Nellie Kramer, who hns been spend
in j the punt live weeks In Philadelphia and
At! mi tic City, returned home last eveniug.
Mrs. John Qninn, of Dunmore, accom
panied by Miss Tcssie Mcdee, of Cedar
avenue, nre visiting relatives at Baltimore.
Arthur Vance, of the Binghamton Re
publican ruportorlal stuff, was iu the city
this week, a guest of E. E. Southworth.
Miss Anno Devnnney nud Miss Lizzin
Gannor, of Wilkes-Barre, nre the guusts of
Mrs J. F. Connolly, of Madison aveuue.
Dr. nud Mrs. S. Galeskl nnd family, of
Richmond, Va., are tho guests of Mr. and
Mrs. S. L. Gallon of 36 Monroe avenue.
Mig Gertrude Jone, of Now Vienna,
Oliio, is now vislttnc hnr sister, Misss D.
Alice Join", of 048 Washington avonue.
Miss Floreuce Hartsman, of Linden
street, has returned borne from Atlaulio
City, where she spent several weeks.
Miss Nettie Nye and ber friend, Mrs.
Will Strouse, of Uivrrisbnrg, spent Thurs
day iu Pittstou and Wilkes-Barre.
The Misses Harris and their guest, Ming
Helen Fifferling. of Washington, D. C,
speut last eveniug in Pittston.
Miss MayJarisch has returned to her
home in Green Ridge after visiting friends
at Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Samuel J. Sparkes, of Montrose, was In
tiie city yesterday, n guest of Deputy
Prothonotary Myron Kasou,
Miss Margnret Gibbs, of North Main
avenue, is visiting Miss Eva Kays at her
summer house in Waymart.
Morris Goldsmith and family, who have
been spending the past mouth at Elm
burst, have returned home.
Miss Sara McLane, who hns been en
joying the sea breezes at Anbury Park,
will return home Monday.
Will Krotnsky, who has been spending
the psst two weeks In Atlantic City, re
turned home lastevouing,
Mrs. George H. Scott, Jr., and son nre
spending two weeks with Mrs. W, A.
Lowry at Green Grove.
Miss Louise Barnes, of Adams avenue,
leaves on Tuesday for MansQeld, where she
will resume ber studies.
Professor L. A. Lange, who has been
summering nt Lnke Wiuola, returned
home on Tuesday last 7
Mrs, Philip Doersam and daughter,
Mary, of Peun avenue, nre spending a lew
weeks at Mt Pocono. T
Harry Carllng, the well known eiV
witn one ot the long distance telephone
Mrs. John Purcell, of New York, will
arrive In this city today and spend some
time visiting friends.
Mrs. Patrick Conboy and her daughter,
a ouio, of Moscow, were visiting triends in
the city yesterday.
MandMl?- 5- P- Kingsbury and Judge
8rgeWre,AMaPPW eDjyin 11,8
f, i?nd J J- Brown n returned
l?J?t " akawyi where they spent the
past two weeks.
Miss Lillie Bergman, of New York, who
Has been the guest of the Misses Moses, has
Patrick Golden, or Gibson street, is on
the ocean en route for Ireland to pay a
visit to friends.
Attorney a W. Edgnr returned Wed
ncsday from a weok's sojourn in Paupaok,
S. C. llessler nnd family have returned
home after spendiug several weeks at
Missus Alice and Marcaret Comerford, of
Peun aveuue, returned from a vUit to At
Mrs. M. IT. Burgunder, of Wilkos-Barre,
visited her mother iu this city during the
John O'Mnra loft on Thursday for
Rochestor, whore be will remain for sev
MisB Gr.ico Bailev, of Wnverly, spent the
past week iu the city as the guest of her
Miss Kathryne Nolau, of Wiikes-Barre,
called ou friends in this oity during the
Franklin Howell was among the Scran
toniaas who visitod Lake Wiuola this
Mits Kate McCracken, of Mulberry
street, is spending her vacation in New
Mrs. D. B. Hiinl nnd family are mem
bers of the Scrauton colony at Asbury
E. F. Smith, of Plymouth, spent the
forepart of the week with relatives in this
Miss Grace Hurnh, of Uniontown, Pa., is
visiting ...ins Allis Dale, of Jefferson ave
nue. Mr. nnd Mrs. A. T. Raynsford nre spend
ing two weeks with relatives at Montrose.
Miss Rettn Meyers, of Wilkes-Barre, vis
lted relatives in tois city during the week.
Albert Post, of the Lvckawnnna hospital
medical staff, is sojourning nt Montrose.
Miss Winifred Lake, of Boston, is the
guest of Misses Boyco, of Jackson street.
Mr. nnd Mrs 8. T. Jones, of Jefferson
avonue, are sojourning at Asbury Park.
Miss Mary Shaw Mason, of Sanderson
aveuue, is visiting friends in Honesdnle.
Miss Susie Matthews, of New street, was
In New York Inst week visiting triends.
Thomas Moore Is expected home from
his European trip wituin a day or two.
John P. Connolly is spending bis vaca
tion with his parents at Trenton, Out.
John Davis, lieutonnnt of police, is en
joying his annual ten days' vacation.
Mig Gould, of Flint, Micb.. is being en
tertained by Mrs. James II. Torrey.
Miss Lena Sissenberger, of Penn avonue,
is spending her vacation at Calooon.
Miss Jennie Andrews hni resumed her
duties in the city treasurer's office.
Miss Cora Williams hat returned from a
visit with Wilkes-Barre friends.
Miss Josie Mnbon, of Mulberry street, is
visiting friends iu Wilkes-Barre.
Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Brundage spent
the past week nt Tunkhannock.
P. A. Barrett, of the Eimira Telegram,
is visiting friends in Pittsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Willurd spent last
week in the White mountains.
Miss Honnie Ripple is the guest of
Mayor Stuart of Philadelphia.
Miss Lillie Lauer is spending a few days
at the Delaware Wnter Gap.
Mrs J. R. Cohen nnd Mrs. L. Maix are
nt the Delnware Water Gap.
Miss Martha Freemnn, of Plymouth,
spent Thursday in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Snover are making a
tour ot the eastern states.
E. T. Stover hns returned from a visit
with Philadelphia friends.
William McBride was in New York for
a portion ot last week.
Bert Wormser spent Sunday in Wilkes
Barre and Plymouth.
MisB Sue Pyle, of Moscow, visited friends
In the city this week.
Mrs. Al Brown, of Pittston, was in the
city during the week.
E. M. Wflil. Of WilL-nfl.Tiai-rn ra In Ilia
city on Thursday.
Arja V. Powell, is spending his vacation
at Block Miind. N
S. Snmter and family are stopping at
Fred E. Stovons la spending a brief vaca
tion at Foster.
Walter Price was in Wilkes-Barre dur
ing the week.
Architect and Mra. F. T. Wiiltar am at
W. O. Parke and family are summering
Mr. and Mrs. S. Bernstein are at Mt.
Richard Burke spent yesterday at Lake
Miss Mary Richards is in New York city.
Add Moore is in Port Jervis.
How to Treat a Cook.
"Into no department in life," says Yuan
Mui, a Chinese authority on cooking,
"should indifference be allowed to creep;
into none less than into the 4oinain of
cookery. Cooks are but mean follows, and
if a duy Is passed without either rewarding
or punishing; them, that day is surely
marked by nogligcuce or carelessness ou
their part. If badly cooked food is sw;il
lowed in silence, such neglect will speedily
become a habit. Still mere rewards and
punishments are of no use. If a di3U is
good, attention should be culled to the why
and the wherefore. If had, an effort should
be mado to discover the cause of tho fail
ure." Temple Bar.
Some of the designs in use on tho ori
ental carpets thut nre so attractive to west
ern ideas of taste have a history that
reaches back to the days of Xerxes and the
early Persian kings. They are handed
down from generation to generation of
rugmakers, mothers transmitting them to
daughters, for most of the carpet weavers
of the orient are women.
THE RAIN IS FAL'LING GENTLY.
The rain is falling gently ou the brown and
And tiny bludes are springing along the walks
The little birds are reaching out to greet the
warm soft air.
For the geutlo rain is urging thorn to make
haste and do their share.
The rain is falling gently on tho maple and
As well as on the oak tree, with its clinging
It's falling on tho applo trees, beyond the gar
And on the robins, flying forth, as to their
mates they call.
The rain Is falliug gently on the rose tree,
And the lilacs stand so stately, ono can almost
sec them grow;
They seem to know that the warm, soft rain,
will burst their buds anew,
And flowers will bloom, and birds will sing,
another sumtuor through.
The rain Is falling gently on a new grave,
bathed in tears,
And oh! on one beside It where the grass has
grown for years;
But naught here can disturb thorn, those
babes wo loved so well,
They havo reached that blessed country, of Its
splendors who can tell?
Mrs. Alloa IngoraoU.
Plans for the Winter Seison Prepared In
THE MOVEMENTS OF OUR LEADERS
Richard Lindsay's Plans for the Or
ganization of an Oratorio Society.
Tallie Morgan's Schema for Future
Entertainments Local Composers
to the Front General Notes.
The announcement that the "Fall
of Uabylou" is to be repeated at the
1' rothiugham this coming winter has
already aroused a great deal of interest,
especially in outlay
ing towns. Itiatlie
intention of the
management to run
from every section.
and tbe house can
easily be filled for
six nights. Tho
of the production of
the oratorio bust
June lias made the
next performances a
JOHN T. WATKIN8.
certain success. John T. VVatkins will
take the part of Helshazzar, in place of
Mr. Burns, and Mr. Warren will take
the part of Daniel. Mr. AVatkius will
make a fine king, and the part will
suit him better than Daniel, which
character he took at the last perform
ance. Those who witnessed the pro
duction last June will surely want to
see It in revised and improved form.
Rehearsals will be resumed next
Musical Director Richard Lindsay,
late of the Mackay-Kenney Opera
company, lias located permanently in
Scrauton and will have headquarters
at 822 Mulberry street, after Bept. 1.
Mr. Lindsay proposes to organize an
Oratorio society from Scran ton vocal
ists, and hopes to secure a chorus of at
least 300 voices. The society will be
governed by rules similar to those
adopted by the musical societies of
Boston, Mr. Lindsay's old home. Full
rehearsals it is expected will occur as
often as once a week, and from eight
to twelve evenings per month will be
devoted to rehearsing chorus parts sep
arately. Honorary membership to the
society entitles members to tickets for
all concerts and social events under
auspices of the Oratorio society. Mr.
Lindsay's plan is in many respects dif
ferent from any heretofore adopted iu
this city, ami it is probable that his
enterprise will add to Scranton's wide
reputation as a musical city. He will
be pleased to more fully explain his
his contemplated enterprise to all who
are interested iu musical matters who
will make themselves known to him.
Mr. Lindsay brings first-class recom
mendations and is evidently compe
tent to succeed in his undertakings.
Extended repairs are being made
upon the organ at the Second Pres
byterian church, nnd alternations
will be made in the choir loft that will
produce a marked improvement in the
music. At the Second church as well
as at several other houses of worship
In this city, the acoustics were sacri
ficed by the architect in order that
more pleasing effects might be pro
duced in the construction. By the re
pairs that are now being made it is
thought that the dilllculty can be
V have been permitted to see the
advance proof sheets of the Fall an
nouncements of the Scrauton School
of Sight Singing, so suecessffully con
ducted last winter by Mr. Tallie Mor
gan. The names of over six hundred
pupils appears in the list, and Mr.
Morgan assures us that the number
will be larger this winter. It is admit
ted by musicians everywhere that the
great need of the times is a better class
of music readers. This department of
the art has been very much neglected
In this country, and tho cities of the
nation are just awakening to the fact.
Children and young people especially,
should avail themselves of the oppor
tunities that offer themselves for the
mastering of sight reading, and in this
way they will have a thorough musical
Tho "Fencing Master," De Koven
and Smith's second opera, which will
be given at tbe Academy next week,
has had a fitful career. The scene
opera was first located in Turkey, but
upon consideration it was feared that
tho opportunities for attractive cos
tuming were not sufficient if a Turkish
plot was followed very closely; and at
the suggestion of managers the libretto
was rewritten to lit the ideas of the
scene painter and costumier. Al
though not as successful as "Itobin
Hood," the ''Fencing Master" is an
excellent opera and has made money
for author and managers.
"Told at Twilight," the beautiful
ballad by George Noyes Rockwell and
E. A. Niven, will be published Imme
diately. Vocalists in two or three dif-
terent companies now on the road are
anxious to add the song to their reper
toire, una mere is uo question mat it
will nave a large sale as soon as placed
within reach of music buyers.
During the past six weeks there has
been quietly formed in this cltvan
opera company composed of some of
the n neat voices among the young peo
ple. The class will number when com
pleted 180 young ladies, divided into
three choruses, and one chorus of men,
numbering about forty voices. The
company will be under the direction of
Tallie Morgan, and will give "Tbe Ty
rolians" at the Frothinghamon Christ
mas day and evening, to be followed
by other performances during the week.
The opera will be elegantly staged and
the voices will be first class. The
marches and drills in the play will
equal anything ever seen on the metro
politan stage. Rehearsals will begin
about the middle of next month.
Among the latest compositions by
local talent, on sale at our music stores,
is a charming song entitled "Nancy
Flannighan." Music by J. J. Lawler,
and words by Hon. John & Barrett,
editor of the Truth.
When Baby was sick, we gare her Castorta,
Whea sho was a Child, she cried for Castorla. -When
the became Hiss, she clung to Castor!,
When she had Children, ibe gave them Castorla
And a single application of CUTI
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afford instant relief, permit rest
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the most distressing of itching,
burning, bleeding, scaly, and crusted
skin and scalp diseases, after phy.
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on the skin, and through it upon
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their action are pure, sweet, gentle,
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dren are their warmest friends.
Sold throughout the world. Pottbs Df(J and
Chbm. Coki, bole Propi., Boston. Mr "All
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If tired, aching, nervous moth
er! knew the comfort, itrength, nd
vitality in Cuticura Plasters, they
would never be without them. In
very way the iweetett and beet.
Saturday Evening, August 25.
Iu the Comical Irish Farce,
Alio a Strong Vaudeville Com.
pony, direct from New
Tickots now on sale at Powell's Music Store
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
OPENING OF SEASON,
MONDAY, AUGUST 27.
George Thatcher's Minstrels
FA11CE COM I'll) Y COMPANY
In the New Miastrol Farce CoaioJy in Three
ACT I-Interi.rof Glmlison Ave. Hotel.
ACT II-Feto room of Seventh Rag. Armory.
ACT III Club Rouse and Grounds of Sly
Sale of seats opens Friday, Aug. 24, at the
box ollice. Prices, 25, 5U 1i and 1.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28.
THE FIRST OPERA OF THE SEASON.
The Highly -Successful and Melodious
The Fencing Master
By DeKovon & Smith, authors of "Robin
Hood," "Hob Roy," etc., presented in
magnificent iuauuor by the v
WHITNEY OPERA COMPANY.
Largi and Strong Company. Gorgeous Cos
tumes, Special Scenery.Superb and Complete,
and Brilliant Ensemble.
Pnces-lio, 50, 75 and 81. Sale of seats opens
Two Grand Festival Concerts.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2.30 AND 8 P.M.
KSlPew York Band
"s- Benin tag won.
60-Of the Best Musicians Obtainble-60
Producing "Trip to tho World's Fair," and
tbe gi eatost historical musical spoctucle,
War and Peace
The evwt of the present t'oason, with
the assistance of
MISS MARTHA G. J1INKR, Soprano.
MISS LOUISE ENGKL. Contralto.
MR. C. C. FERGUSON, Ten r.
MR. BOWMAN KA1.6TON, Basio.
Marching Veterans of Griffin Post, G. A, R,
fife and drum corps, eta, etc., ana the
Famous Artillery Kccompanimant.
Complete battery of rapid, electrlo-flrlna ar
tillery, in perfect time with the mush.
PRICES-Matlne. S8c 60a. 75c. Nlght,25e..
50&, Toe. and SI. Beau on sale Monday at boJ
Maloney Oil anil
Ml TO 151 MERIDIAN ST.
ALL JVl XJJ I
lowest ratM and shortest notice done by
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE