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THE STiAKTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MOIiNINU. OCTOBER 9, 1894.
TRICKS OF LINEMEN.
HOW, THBY STRING WIRES WHERE
PEOPLE DON'T WANT THEM.
gome of These Deft Fingered rellowi Are
- . So Skillful That They Can Bun a Una
Almost Under a Person'! Nose Without
IIli Being Aware of It.
On the roof of a lofty building in the
business district two brawny linemen were,
toiling among the network of wires fas
tened to a high series of cross arms. One
bent his ear close to a tiny telegraph in
strument connected with a wire, while the
. ether, under bis direction, busily twisted
two wires together.
"Hold on," cried the man listening at
the Instrument. "They want to measure
resistance. We'U have to wait awhile."
The two descended, and behind a huge
chimney lit their pipes. Asked a young
man, who had been watching them with
"Suppose you wanted to string a wire
from this to that building opposite, how
would you do itf"
"That's against the law, young man,"
responded the taller of the two linemen.
"Telegraph' companies never break the
"But suppose yon wanted to?"
"Young man, if I wanted to carry a wire
across the street from here I'd let you go
down on the sidewalk and watch, and
while you were watching I'd get the wire
' over and you'd never know it. Howf Well,
that's a business secret, but I don't mind
telling you that I've known men toper
form the feat several ways. If I wanted
to do it I might take that pilot wire, for
instance, that is composed of two or three
strands. I might t wist a bunch of wires to
go across the street till they exactly re
sembled the pilot wire to an observer on
the sidewalk. I might cut the pilot wire,
hitching on my bunch, and keeping it taut
by main strength my man opposite would
slowly haul it over.
"You wouldn't know it was moving.
When he had wire enough I'd shake out
the wires I wanted from the bunch and
leave the rest to make good the gap in the
v pilot. If I couldn't find a pilot wire on the
particular roof I'd take the biggest gauge
single wire there and hitch t wo small wires
twisted together to it, make a fine joint,
and my assistant would haul them over.
One would serve to make np the break in
the big wire, the other would be mine. If
I were driven to it and had to get a rope
' ' across the street I'd work either early in
the evening or early in the morning, when
I have heard there are only a few police
men around, and those either asleep or
chumps that wouldn't know what I was
"I knew a man on Dearborn street who
had one wire in bis office and had to have
- another. An enemy swore be shouldn't,
and hired a man and a policeman to watch
the corners of two buildings on opposite
sides of the street and tbe sky to see that
no wire was strung. While they were
looking the wire went over. It was a little,
two strand cable, just the size of the single
wire, and after it was fastened to the lat
ter and the joint nicely soldered it took an
hour to pull it slowly over."
"If you were to undertake such a job
wouldn't you be liable to mistake the wire
get the wrong one? There are a good
many on tbe roof tops."
."Yes, there are thousands of them tei
egraph, telephone ! electric light, signal,
lire alarm, public and private, dead and
sjfrt iju there are scores of linemen
, that know every one. I can put my hands
,) nn a dozen men, any one of whom you can
take bllnulolueu on anypol anu lie 11 ten
-vou the name, number, :?wserslnn, tr ),
destination, origin and age of evelf wire
in the biggest rack you can And. It's
kind of a natural knowledge. You either
knowit or you don't I know a man who
can't read or write, bnt be can break open
a thirty-two strand cable and pick out the
wire he wants.
"It is always a fellow wh" knows the
wire geography of the roo " ho con
tinued, "that makes the taps. Are there
many taps? You don't bear of a fraction
of them. It is natural that sometimes
people would try to catch the secrets
worth thousands of dollars that go over
. tularrrnnli nrirna nin'r. ir."
, ... , .... .
"I was after a tap the other day and
found it in our own office tower. It re
minded me of another in the days of the
hottest war against the bucket shops. A
certain shop was getting quotations. We
made a dozen tests and tours and fonnd
nothing. Finally, by accident, I discov
ered the operator in a certain hotel had his
instrument near a telephone, and shouted
quotations out too loudly. I locked at that
telephone and found that it ts kept in
circuit by a little wooden pet der the
lever, which was apparently w, the ear
piece hanging in it. That wt ( a good
dodge, but the tappers made it a beautiful
one by taking that telephone wire all over
town and actually breaking open a tele
phone cable, running it through that a
piece, then into another cable and finally
taking it through a central tower, all to
disarm suspicion. We located its other
, end In an office in a high building on Clark
street, and there sat a telegraph operator,
the phone to his ear, catching the shouted
quotations of the other operator and tele
graphing them over a secret wire to the
"In another case they left a blind lead
for us in the shape of a wire half concealed
running into a hole in a brick wall, while
they broke open the linen covered line wire,
fastened their tiny copper threads to it aud
ran them down holes bored in the insulator
into a chimney. In another case they
tapped every wire of a certain company
and rigged up a battery of their own, thus
. making themselves independent, and bade
defiance to that company for fonr weeks
till it dropped on the taps in its own office.
In another case they went on a certain roof,
theownefof which swore he would lUoot
any man found there stringing more wires,
and kept a guard to do it, and while the
guard was on hand they tapped tbe wire
they wanted. Of course we didn't think of
looking there, and, didn't go np there till
we ha," to, fearing we'd be throvn off. Oh,
there at Mcks in all trades but ours."
Crimes of High Civilization.
' May not New England's murders be ac
cepted as manifestations of the peculiar
weakness of un old and advanced civiliza
tion? How else may they be accounted for?
Upon what 'cither basis may we solve the
yearly reiterated riddle of the unspeakable
scandals, of London, the very center and
fountain of modern civilization? If the
' most shocking crimes are not related some
how or other to tbe progress of civilization,
why should we look for and And always the
. very refinement of villainy in Paris, the
queen, as Loudon may be called the king,
' of Christendom? .
The services of the logician and the soci-
.' olpglst may.be needed to yoke this strange
teiim together, but surely as much may be
. said as has been said without risking a
conviction for sophistry. Boston Globe.
.'' . An Enticing 'Welsh Word.
The Listener onoe knew some excellent
Welsh people, who insisted that no lan
guage In the world is so free from hard
words as Welsh. They , cited the word
cwrw as proof qf the falsity of the notion
that Welsh words are unpronounceable.
' This fascinating word is pronounced ex-
aotly as if it were spelled koorocvand it
means beer. To bear a Welshman pro-
Bounce that word is enough to make one's
. mouth water. ' Yon might remain insensi
ble to the temptations of mere beer, but
an invitation to take a glass of kooroo
otherwisev cwrw is . Irresistible. Boston
Nonconformists and Music
For more than two centuries it has been
a furdamental principle of the noncon
formist conscience that all instrumental
music on Sundays is sinful, oven when
used for a "religious purpose." .Bishop
Earle, in his portrait of a rich "noncon
formist" lady in 1028, says that "she suf
fered not her daughters to learn on the
virginals, because of their affinity with or
gans." The fathers of nonconformity, in
their first admonition to parliament In
1570, gravely informed the lords anil com
mons that "organ players came from the
(ope, as out of tbe Trojan horse s belly, lor
the destruction of God's kingdom," which
was their convenient synonym for Presby
terian nonconformity. "That old 6erpent,
Pope Vitaliau," said the nonconformist
ministers, "bronght up organs," and "two
other monsters, Popes Gregory and Gcla
sins, inspired by the devil," were the au
thors of "Plainsong and Pricksong."
' When the nonconformist conscience,
tome seventy years later, had a parliament
completely at its own disposal and eager
to satisfy all its demands, commissioners
were sent all over England to destroy the
organs as "abominations" in the sight of
th Lord. Evelyn said, In 1034, that they
were then "almost?" finiversally demol
ished." Any one who wishes to know
something in detail of tbe nonconformist
campaigu against mujie on Sundays should
read the entries in the "Journal of Will
Dowsing," "the parliamentary visitor,"
who laid waste the Suffolk churches in
1043 and WH. Dowsing had a warrant from
the Karl of Manchester for demolishing
pictures, painted glass, superstitious im
ages and organs. London Saturday Re
view. Some Very Old Pronunciations.
"Laylock," the pronunciation of flao
once very common, has now almost en
tirely passed away. It is hardly likely to
be found in dictionaries or glossaries, ex
cept such as profess to give provincial vari
ations of speljiug. Sixty years ago, how
ever, it was by no means a provincialism
or a mark of the uneducated. I well re
member that Walter Savage Landor al
ways spoke of "laylocks," as did my own'
mother and most people of that generation.
It belonged to the age, now almost entirely
passed away, which called Rome "Room,"
gold "goold," St. James "St. Jeames,"
with other variations of sound now deemed
vulgar. I have heard my father say that
George IV alwuys spoke of "My loyal cltv
of Lumion," while "obleeged" and "cow
cumber" were heard from the most refined
I can distinctly remember on the first
Sunday in Advent, 1825, hearing the of
ficiating clergyman at St. Mary Woolnoth
give out sonorously, when reading the first
lesson, like a lodge in a garden of cow-
cumbers," and my dear old rector, Julius
Charles nare, twenty years later, adopted
the. same pronunciation, saying at table,
"Obleege by passing the cowcumber."
"Vilets," as a dissyllable for violets, was
equally common nmqng people of good
education. otes and Queries.
Stfdmun on Wliittier.
Taken' for all in all, Whitter, "our bard
and prophet best beloved," that purely
American minstrel, so virginal and so Im
passioned, at once the mun of peace and
the poet militant, is the Sir Galahad of
American song. He has read the hearts of
bis own people, and chanted their emotions
and powerfully affected their convictions.
His lyrics of freedom aud reform, in his
own justified language, were "words
wrung from the nation's heart, forged at
white heat." Longfellow's national poems,
with all their finish, cannot rival the nab
ural art of Whlttier's; they lack the glow,
the earnestness, the intense characteriza
tion of such pieces as "Randolph of Ro
anoke," "lehabod" and "The Lost Occa
The Quaker bard besides, no less than
Longfellow, is a poet of sympathy. Hu
man fueling, derived from real life and en
vironment, is the charm of "Snow Bound,"
even more than its absolute transcript of
nature, leurs enough have passed since
it was written for us to see within its
range it is not inferior to "The Deserted
Village," "The Cotter's Saturday Night"
and "larao Shanter." Edmund C. Sted
man. in Century.
The Whist riaycrs.
They play whist, the beaux in their pow
derod wigs and velvet coats, tbe ladies in
llieir brocade petticoats and fine stom
achers. The west window", are open; a
fountain plashes in the garden; the flower
beds are bordered with box, and the scent
of tlio box comes in utXbe open windows,
They play whist. A beau shakes back
the laoe frill from his hand as he deals. A
red jewel gleams ort his finger. The ladies'
brocades rustle; they frown softly at their
cards. An hourglass stands on a table in
laid with mother of pearl; the sand in the
hourglass ilows silently; the pungent
smell of the box comes in at the open win
They play whist. A lady leads from her
long suit; a beau takes the trick with a
king. His black eyes flash under his white
wig like eternal youth.
The fountain plashes in the garden; the
pungent smell of the box comes in at the
open windows; the sand in the hourglass
flows as silently as the lives of the players,
They play whist. A beau leads an ace:
his partner trumps. A trick Is lost, but
he looks at her and smiles. A trick is lost
but love is immortal. Mary E. Wilkins
An Old Time Editorial.
Regarding the reading of the Decla
ration of Indopondanoe, says the Balti
more American, tho Maryland Journal
aud Baltimore Advortiser now the
Baltimore American in un editorial of
3uly 31, 1770, says: ,
"On Monday last, at 12 o'clock, the
Declaration of Indcpendanoe was pro
claimed at the courthouse in this town
at the bend of the independent and ar
tillery companies, to the great joy and
satisfaction of the audience, with a dis
charge of cannon, etc., and universal
acclamations fox the prosperity of the
free United States. In tbo evening the
efllgy, representing the king of Great
Britain, was carted through the town to
the no small mirth of the numerous
spectators, afterward thrown into a fire
made for that purpose. Thus may it
fore with all tyrants!"
Power In Iron Mining.
The power used in iron ore mining in the
United States is enormous. The official
returns from the various mines report a
total of more than l.lOOsteam boilers, with
an aggregate ef some CS.000 horsepower
and these boilers furnish steam to about
1,100 steam engines, including air com
pressors, hoisting machinery, entrines for
driving washers, crushers, etc., some of
largo size. Ihese engines, however, do not
in most instances include the motive
power for pumps, in a majority of cases
the latter being rated independent of
steam engines, as a locomotive would be.
In the returns made, however, there weru
about eighty pumps mentioned Independ
ent of steam engines, twenty locomotives
used In and about tbe mines, four steam
shovels employed in digging or handling
ore, eignt turuine wheels driving machin
ery, and ten air compressors worked by
Of course the application pf steam and
compressed air in the iron mines has very
largely reduced the number of animals
employed in and about tbe mines, and it Is
to be remarked that Michigan, on account
of its numerous deep mines, and as the'
largest producer of. iron ore, stands at tbe
bead of these data of machinery and power,
-new xor bun.
A THEATRICAL MANAGER'S PLAN OF
How It Originated and Was Developed.
Used First as an Advertisement The
rhonograph as a Substitute for Letters
and Postal Cards. .
Phonograph letters were popularized by
a member of tbe theatrical profession, and
the so called fad bids fair to become a com
mendable and useful practice.
The phonograph letter is just what its
name implies a letter by phonograph. It
consists of a communication spoken into a,
Tbe phonograph letter was first used in
a general way by a theatrical manager
who was handling one of Mr. T. U.
French's "Fauntleroy" companies in the
south. He noticed that one, of the attrac
tions in nearly every town visited was a
phonograph so fitted up that one or a
dozen persons could listen to its story or
song at one and tbe same time.
As customary with itinerant showmen,
the first thing that suggested itself to him
was the chance for advertisement, so, Bend
ing for bis agent to "come back" to Wil
mington, N. C. the town where the
scheme was first tried he had the scene in
the second act, where Cedric meets the old
earl for the first time, repeated to and re
corded by the phonograph. Some ten or a
dozen cyinders containing this scene from
the play were prepared, and the advance
agent carried them away with him. In
every town visited thereafter he left one of
these cylinders with the local phonograph
agent, who gladly included it in his lim
ited repertoire of phonographic works and
The result was scores of people heard
this scene long before tbe company arrived,
aud as the record of intonation, voice and
inflection was absolute, and the perform
ers were among tbe best to whom the re
spective parts have ever been intrusted,
the advertisement was most successful. As
engagements were met the manager
picked up the Fauntleroy cylinders at the
local agencies and shipped them ahead,
again to be used by the advance man and
dealt out as before in the tour through tiie
An injury to the manager's hand, which
rendered writing painful, and for a time
Impossible, suggested tbe idea of using the
cylinders for correspondence, and they
were tried accordingly. The first letter
dictated for that is what it really
amounts to was to his wife. Besides set
ting forth the fact that he had injured his
hand and could not write, the cylinder
gave the gossip current of the day and tbe
general matters of business and included
about all that the customary hand written
epistle of a man to bis wife usually con
tains. Besides that several members of
the company saluted the manager's wife,
each giving her aquiet little tip, as it were,
of tbe dally doings of her liege lord.
The cylinder was carefully wrapped In a
sheet of cotton, incased in a cardboard car
ton and mailed. A-few days went by and
then came a letter to the manager from
home acknowledging the receipt of this
present and asking what it was nnd what
use could be made of it. It then dawned
upon the managerial mind that having no
lniormation ol the change be had mode in
the manner of carrying on bis correspond
ence, his better half might well be excused
if she should attempt to polish the cylin
der's surface and use it for an ash receiver
or a receptacle for hairpins. Accordingly
he wired her to take the "present" to the
phonograph depot in the town in which
she lived and its nse would be explained.
The dutiful wife did as directed and fol
lowed it up by purchasing a half dozen
cylinders, dictating letters and playing
banjo solos to each, which were at once
sent to her spouse in the south. On receipt
of the cylinders he put them on the pho
nograph nnd had what was recorded there
on reproduced for his own satisfaction and
the amusement of several of his company,
One cylinder, however, was a conundrum.
It simply hissed and made a noise resem
bling the bursting of a paper bag, which
was followed by a prolonged growl and a
sharp, quick sound resembling the break
ing of a piece of wood.
The operator suggested the manager's
wire was splitting wood to make a fire.
and worked at the instrument some time
trying to adjust it, so that the record could
be got distinctly. Finally he cave it un,
let the cylinder go on revolving, when
clear and distjnet came the voice of tho
manager's wife: "Have just broken a
bottle. I look toward you, and Chick
says, 'Me tool' " Then all was clear. She
had pulled a cork from some effervescing
mixture (apollinaris probably) and drunk
success to the new Bcheme for correspond
ing. This accounted for the hissing noise
and explosion, and the noise likened to
that of splitting wood was soon brought
out by a readjustment of the machine as
the growling and bark of the manager's
Now quite a number of professional and
traveling men make use of the phono
graph letter system. They require only
two things care in packing and a knowl
edge of the speed at which the recording
instrument is run at the time of dictation,
This should be marked on the carton con
taining cylinder, for to secure a perfect re
production of the matter thereon recorded
the phonograph used togrind it outmust be
run at precisely the same speed. Thus, if
the recording phonograph is set to seventy
revolutions, which in a general way is
about right for letter dictat ion, the carton
Should le marked lxx. This will at once
advise the operator of the machine Upon
which the record is to be reproduced how
to adjust his instrument, and there will be
no delay or breaks.
Inquiries made at the office of a phono
graph company elicited the fact that the
phonograph is used for a variety of pur
poses many of them akin to correspond
ence. For instance, a leading soprano of
a Denver church, who wauted to adopt the
stage as a profession, wrote to a manager
in this city for an engagement, He replied
that he must first hear her sing and thus
get the compass and quality of her voice
before he could decide upon her case, and
the matter slipped from his mind lustanter.
Some weeks later he received a letter, ac
companied by a phonograph cylinder, upon
which was recorded a very good rendering
of a well known test piece for the voice,
which the manager had reproduced, and
was so satisfied with it that lie sent for her
to come to New York. New York Mail
Tennyson's sensitiveness was often much
tried in the matter of reviews of his works.
If unfavorable be would cry with pain and
vexation, so whenever an unfavorable word
appeared in a paper, however obscure, the
publication was immediately hidden or
Jestroyed, so. that tbe poet should never
lee or bear anything that could pain him.
The Wonders of Reproduction.
Aphide are a species of minute insect be
longing to tbe order of beniiplera, sub
order homoptera, and taken collectively
100 of them would hardly weigh a grain.
Now let us try a comparison. The average
man, we will say, weighs 2,000,000 grains;
Yet it has been found, by actual calcula
tion, that if theBe minute insects were left
uacbecked to only the tenth generation,
the descendants of a single pair would be
equivalent, in point of actual weight, to
500,000,000 very heavy men. This would
be equal td one-third of the population of
the globe, supposing each person to weigh
an average of 280 pounds.-St, Louis lie
oublic , , .
Growth Movements of Plants.
Photography is marvelously widening
our lieid of vision. It has shown us mil
lions of stars hitherto unknown; it has re
vealed astonishing details of animal loco
motion, and caught tho rifle bullet in Its
flight, and it is now being made to record
the movements of the growing parts of
plants. Especially curious are the results
with certain climbers, such as the bop con
volvulus, lpomcea, etc. The young stems
move in a succession ol irregular circular
or elliptical curves, which vary every mo
ment, eveu in direction, and are due to ir
regular growth in different parts of the
stem. During the sleep of plants, move
ments do not cease, but consist of alternate
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located miuway uetweeu uoutroio an l &i:rau
tun, on diuntrose ana Lucaimi ivaiiroau,
ix miles from U-, U A W. K R. at Alford
Station, and five milm from M nitron; ca
1 acity, eighty-live; throe minutes' walk f rom
it. it. station. ,
GOOD UoAT. FfniNO TACKLE, C-,
HIKE Tl Gits IS.
Altitude about .000 foot, equalling in this
respoct me Auirouuacn ana Cutmu Moun
tains. line frrovea, plenty of sliala and beautiful
scenery, matting a Duinmsr ucsort unex
celled In beauty and Ghnpnes.
Dancing pavilion, swiu ra, croquot gr onndi,
&c Cold Spring Water and plumy of Milk.
Hates, 7 to SlO per week. Kl.CU per
Kxcnrsinn tickets sold at all stations on D.
L. Si W. lines.
Porter meets all trains.
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passes in review many watering
printed matter and full partiou
S. S COMPANY
Pier 26, North River, New York
3i6.oo dh D
$17.00 $ I
' 3 ' V
Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many
patrons that they will this year hold to their usual
custom of milling STRICTLY OLD WHEAT until the
new crop is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the
market, and owing to tho excessively dry weather
many millers are of the opinion that it is already
cured, and in proper condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby
Co. will. take NO RISKS, and will allow
the new wheat fully three months to mature before
This careful attention to every detail of milling has
placed Washburn-Crosby Co.'s flour far above all
SHAW I BV
J. Lawrence Stelle
FORMERLY STELLE & SEELEY,
MUSIC ' DEALER
134 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
SHAW PIANOS to the front
EMERSON PIANOS, Old and Reliable.
That we will GIVE you beautiful new pat
terns of Sterling SILVER SPOONS and
FORKS for an equal weiHounce for ounce,
of your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
807 LACKAWANNA AVENCK
aJ H Janed I wmwllf "iff
All Grades, Sizes and Kinds kept in stock.
Of every description on hand. Prompt shipments guaranteed.
Chains, Rivets, Bolts, Nuts, Washers, Turn
buckles, Eolt Ends, Spikes and a full line of
BITTENBENDER & CO.
We have the following supplies of Lumber secured, at
prices tbat warrant U3 in expecting a large
share of the trade.
Pacific Coast Red Cednr Sbiugles.
"Victor" and other Mlchi(tan Prnnd. of
WUIte Pine and Wait Cedar bhinffles,
Michigan White and Norway Pino Lum
ber and Bill Timber.
North Carolina Short and Long Leaf Yel
Miscellaneous stocks of Mine Rails, Mine Ties, Mine Props
and Mine Supplies in general..
THE RICHARDS LUMBER CO,
Commonwealth Building-, Scranton Pa.
n,v mull nmn.1,1. With
utFORE AND AFItR USING. uooUicr. AuuroslkfcBVE bEKUCO., slatonlo Temple, CUlCAOO-lU.
For Sale In Scranton, Po.,by H. C. SANDERSON, Drufiist, cw. Wajhlngtoa
i Aak for DR. MOTT'S MITITYBOTAI. TILLS and take BO other.
Bend for olroular. lrle s)1.00 per box, 6 boxes) for t&.OU,
Aai& Dll. MOTT'S CIIKMIOAXi CO, - Cleveland, Ohio.
for Sla by O. M. If ARRIS. Druinrlst,
BomttlBM needs a rsllsbls, monthly, retralaUnc msdleioe. Only harmUaf
the purest drugs should Mused. 11 you want Um best, get
Dr. Pcalps Pennyroyal Pills
Thar are prompt, safe ami osrtatn In result. The ssanlne (Dr. Peal's) aeTer itau.
oolat, goat ajiwuare, 11,00. Address i'&U. UxslUlia Cv UersUild, O,
Foraala by JOHN H. PHELPS,
Spruca Street, Scranton, Pa. .
lr - EMERSON
Juniata County, PennaylTania, White Oak.
Sullivan Connty Hemlock Lumber and
Tioga County Dry Hemlock Stock Board
Elk County Dry Hemlock Joiata and Studr
Tkl.wgal.rM nudj MI
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