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TflE SCRANTON TRIBUNE THTJliSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 18. 1804.
ONE HUNDRJETYEARS WORK
Recapitulated. Yesterday at the Bap
tist Centennial Anniversaries.
KEY. G. C. LOKIMER'S SERMON
Baptists of Slocum Hollow Iutercstlng
Address by Rev. T. J. Collins-RcmU
nlsccncsof Rev. W. 11. Grow.
The last day of the centenlal services
was marked by papers of great histor
ical value to the Baptist community
in particular and the citizens of Scran
ton in general.
The first session opened at 10 a. m.f
when Miss Sarah Krlgbaum read a pa
per on "What the Women Have Done
for the Church." The paper was re
plete with excellent accounts of the pro
minent work of lady workers in the
H. B. P. Fillmore read a paper on
"Karly Reminiscences, Including Mu
sic," and several incidents of deep in
terest to the uudlence were related.
Then, one of the constituent members
of the Penn Avenue Baptist church,
Dr. Horace Ladd, of Philadelphia, de
livered his reminiscences of early days,
llev. Warren O. Partridge read nn ex
cellent paper on "The Organization
and Five Pastorates," which was highly
applauded on its historical merits.
, The Afternoon Session.
At the afternoon session Rev. T. J.
Collinfe read an interesting paper on
Rev. William Bishop, Elder Mott and
the First Church," and dealt in an able
manner with the organization and devel
opment of the First Baptist church of
Scranton. He related the struggles
which the early fathers overcame, ow
ing to their Bavage encounters with the
Indians, as well as the uncivilized state
of the community. Mr. Collins pre
sented a picture of "Slocum Hollow"
as It appeared at the beginning of the
present century, which mude a forcible
representation of the hopeless appear
ance of Mr. Bishop's field of labor. He
was the owner of 300 acres of land, now
known as Hyde Park, and Scranton
propar, and erected a log house on the
site of the Merrlfleld property near the
Simpson Methodist Episcopal church,
Hyde Park, and his Held of labor In
cluded from Blakely to Wllkes-Barre.
He gathered in his people to the church
at Plttston, but he also preached at
Hyde Park, Blakely and various other
places, services being held In barns and
log houses. About 1803 Mr. Bishop re
moved to New Jersey, but a few years
later returned to Brown's Hollow, where
he labored with great success. lie died
In ISlli, greatly respected ns the Father
of this Baptist cot. Munity.
Review of Eldci Uott's.Work.
Mr. Collins then made on exhausted
review of the work of the life of Elder
Mott, and then dealt with the organi
zation of the First Scranton church.
Twenty-three meml'ers In 1S4S erected
the CheRtnut Street Baptist church at
a cost of $2,600, from which had sprung
the Penn Avenue church and the Jack
son Street church. The members
erected a new church on Scranton
street eight or nine years ago, which,
therefore, represents theorlginal church
of the Baptists of Scranton.
Hon. Lemuel Amerman read a paper
on "The Young People and the Sunday
School," and claimed that it was the
most important subject of the annivers
ary services. They who were before
him then were the young people of
thirty-live years ago and the success of
their work was a great Inspiration for
ihe young people of the present day.
The church without a Sunday school
was like a brook without a fountain;
it soon empties itself and its place is like
a stagnant pool. The Sunday school
was not only the index to the church,
but It was by Divine help the source of
its life, strength and growth.
The Penn Avenue Sunday school
superintendents were: George Long,
James Bryan, Isaac Bevan, Thomas
Moore, V. P. Helllngs, D. D., Isaac
Post, Lemuel Amerman, David Spencer,
With regard to the primary depart
ment, Miss Sarah Krlgbaum had been
connected with It all along up to the
present; P. P. Flnley had been treasurer
for twenty-nine years and Mr. Whitte
inore had been chorister for nineteen
Galuslia A. Grow's Brother.
Rev. W. B. Crow, of Freland, fol
lowed with a paper on "Evangelistic
Work In the Association." Mr. Grow is
a brother of Galuslia A. Grow and has
been In the ministry for a period of
lll'ty-slx years. His address teemed with
vuluable reminiscences of early worku
of Baptist churches and paBtnrs. An
excellent address, "One Hundred Years,
of Baptist History," was delivered by
Kev. D. C. Hughes, pastor of Jackson
Street Baptist church, and several Im
portant historical features were
brought out In the address, which were
highly appreciated by the audience.
Rev. Dr. Hughes remarked "that
the past century had been the most
epoch-making hundred years the world
had ever known. Everything had been
revolutionized during the cen
tury. Mechanical industries, agri
cultural pursuits, etc., und even
the duration of human life, as
these have undergone such changes a
separate us from the preceding centur
ies beyond anything that could have
been predicted fifty years before this
century began. My task today is to
tell the part that Baptists have played
on the grand, yet shifting and progres
sive stage of the century. First, the
Baptists have played a supreme and
most necessary part In the work. They
have fought against the union ot
church and state, as evidenced by their
vehement protest against the whole
prlnclr e of the constitution of the state
of Ma. iachusetts of 1780, in which the
legislature was empowered to make
suitable provision for the support and
maintenance of publlo Protestant
teachers of piety, religion and morality.
"To whom are the American people
indebted as the chief agents In bring
ing about their deliverance from the op
pression of a state law compelling the
citizens to pay ministerial rates,
whether they wished it or not? The
impartial historian must answer, the
Mr. Hughes then passed a warm
eulogy upon the memory of Itotrei
Williams and claims that the civilized
world was Indebted to him for the
great boon of civil and religious liberty
as the right of all. In concluding his
address Mr. Hughes said:
"Time would fall also to sneak of the
almost countless hosts of young people
who are now being trained in our Sun
day schools, and In our young people's
societies, and who, when those who are
now leading the van have fallen, will
be ready to take the places of their
valiant forerunners, and will do more
Intelligent, more thorough, but not
more Blncere, work than their fathers
have done before them. Let us thank
God for the honor of being identified
with a people whose history In the past
Is so glorious, whose work in the pres
ent is so far reaching and successful,
and whose influence in the future will
he still more glorious than even the past
Ir. Lorlmcr's Address.
LaBt evening the climax of the suc
cessful series of the anniversary ser
vices was reached when Dr. Lorimer,
whose eloquence is of world-wide repute
so enthused his audience that they
forgot the unwritten laws of divine
worship and loudly applauded the vari
ous and numerous points which he
trenchantly made in the course of hi
address. The reverend gentleman, by
special request, delivered his celebrated
address prepared for the World's par
Uamentof religion at theChlcairoexDosl-
Vtlon, ntltled, "The Baptists in His-
"in" and until!
"Greatness is not to be determined by
bulk or by numbers, but rather by aim,
ambition and achievement. Tin Per
sian empire was larger than Athens,
and the walls of Cathay marked a
vaster territorial domain than the
dykes of Holland. But Judged by what
they have wrought and what they have
contributed of art, letters and liberty to
the progress of society, the smaller
states excel in value their mammoth
and colossal neighbors. The ark of bul
rushes wasa tiny thing andquite insigni
ficant by the side of the pyramids, but the
living babe, Moses, sheltered by the fra
gile structure, was a grander blessing
to humanity than all the dead Pharoahs
In their massive and magnlllcent mau
soleums. And who is there thit does
not esteem a thinking soul of more tran
scendant import then an entire uaivetse
of unconscious matter?
"It Is not, therefore, likely that the
merit and meaning, or the p!a:e and
power of a religious body in the world,
can be adequately determined by Its
size and growth, and certainly the Bap
tists cannot advance a claim to recogni
tion grounded In the Immensity of their
fraternity. Their hosts are neither
huge nor overwhelming; at the most
their regular enrolled army, the wide
world over. Is only something more
than 4,000,000 strong, with a possible
7,000,000 to 10,000,000 of sympathetic fol
lowers. If, then, they have not Justified
their existence by things attempted and
attulned, and If what they represent is
not Intrinsically precious to the race,
they have no sufficient reason for being
here today, nor, indeed, for beinn any
where. Stood for Iudivldmility.
"The Baptists throughout the cen
turies have stood for Individuality in re
ligious life, for the emancipation of the
Individual, for his rights, his responsi
bility, his antonomy und his authority.
Their primary idea is to create a hltrh
and manly Christian character. To
them there are two great factors In re
ligion, the Creator and the creature, the
first comprehending all that Is superna
tural, the latter Including all that Is na
tural; the first being absolutely sover
eign over the second, but the second in
ita Individuality being supreme over
self as far as every fellow creature Is
concerned. They believe that Chris
tianity, like the Sabbath, was made for
man, not man for Christianity, made
not, of course, for him to Ignore, but to
respect and honor.
"The Baptists have also stood pledged
to the spirituality and democracy of the
local church and these five doctrines ex
press the essential elements of a Baptist
church; That the Scriptures are the
only authority in matters of faith and
practice; that personal faith in Jesus
ChrUt alone secures salvation there
fore Infant baptism is to be rejected;
that a church is composed of believers
wwhu have been baptized on a personal
confession of their faith in Christ ; that
each church has the entire control of Its
affairs without interference on the part
of any external power.
Church Discipline Esscntiul.
"That the outward life must be in ac
cordance with such a confession of
faith, und to this end it is essential that
church discipline should be maintained.
They believe In the Bible as their creed,
and believers, who have been duly bap
tized on their personal profession of
faith, as members, democracy, clergy
and laity exercising equal rights, and
an upright life for its ritual and vin
dication. Our people sometimes ask for
more government, doubtless admiring
their beloved Presbyterian friends, but
when they do so there Is considerable
mortification when the experiment Is
"The Baptists have been conspicuous
for their devotion to education. They
have given the world a Bunyan, a Mil
ton, a Foster, a W illiam R. Williams, a
Spurgeon, In philanthropy a John
Howard, and Abraham Lincoln, who
was born of Baptist parents and at
tributed all that he was to his Baptist
Mr. Lorimer closed with a peroration
full of eloquence, describing the gather
ing of all the world's nationalities at
the world s parliment of religion.
Luther Keller has been superintend
ent of the Sunday Behool for six years
and Interested his audience yesterday
morning with his experience.
One of the venerable figures of yes
terday was Rev. W. B. Grow, a brother
of Galuslia A. Grow. He has a stock of
anecdotes which kept the undivided at
tention of his audience for a consider
-During his speech at the afternoon
ftopb, Lemuel Amerman disturbed the
liort spe'lm ot tne meeting remark'
l-rpi..i. reference to L B. Powell
". ""' not a Democrat," when he
t iuonuaying, "Although not a Bap
tides of m slip caused general hilar
11 1 been ki . ,, , , . T .
. . ey, of Flnley's store, Lackn
w.umpnal lj,uei nas a magnificent rec
oninsylvaaing to yesterday's proceed
li'gJHlalri has been treasurer of the
Pt mi ,. venue Sunday school for twen
ty-nlne years. Mr. Whlttemore, the
chorister, has held office fur nineteen
Miss Sarah Krlgbaum, one of the few
remaining charter members of Penn
Avenue church, has been a continuous
active worker since 185!), the date of
Its foundation. The same remarks
apply to Nathaniel Hallstead, who de
llvered a few pithy incidents of his
early conectlon with the church.
In the days of William Bishop, the
first Baptist pastor of Scranton, who
commenced his duties exactly 100 years
ago, he lived on an Indian trail reach
ing from Plttston to Providence, rep
resented In part by Main avenue. Mr.
Bishop at that time owned a consider
able portion of the Bite of the city
proper and Hjde Park, and lived near
the site of the present Simpson MethO'
dlst Episcopal church.
SCRANTON'S GOOD SYSTEM.
It liraws l orth a Tribute from a Wilkes
From tho Wllkes-Burre Leader.
Wllkes-Barre is certainly not back
ward In any kind of charitable work,
and Scranton, perhaps, Justly
looked down upon from many points of
advantage, is ahead in many features
of its system of benevolences. In the
first place Scranton people are enabled
to do quicker, and more effective work,
and more of It for a given expenditure
than Wllkes-Barre, for the various so
cieties are united under one manage
Went, and the chances of being im
posed upon are reduced to n minimum.
Then the free kindergarten system
which has but very recently been started
in Wllkes-Barre and after much agita
tion follows Scranton, where there have
been two of these model schools In oper
ation for several months. People who
never have anything kind to say of
Scranton must commend a city govern
ment that, like Scranton, takes one of
these kindergarten schoom under its
municipal wing and supports it at an
annual cost of $2,000. And the results.
If we are to Judge by the expenditure
and results on other investments for
educatton or charity the results are
wonderfully encouraging convincing,
There Is no grander work under the sun
than this free kindergarten work, for It
teaches the child, "the child Is father of
the man," and therein lies the whole
CONTRACT WAS VIOLATED.
Manager Lalne Would Not Allow New
' York Celebrities to Appear-
On account of the absence of Orme
Darvall, the celebrated baritone who
had been advertised to sing at the
Frothlngham last evening. Manager
Lalne dismissed the audience assem
bled. Mr. TownB, of the Old Home
stead company, had been substituted by
the manager of the concert company
without the knowledge of Manager
Upon learning that the contract made
with the company had been violated
Mr. Lalne at the last moment promptly
closed his house after an explanation to
the audience assembled.
Michael Hcalcy Was Intoxicated and
Had to Be Taken from the Box.
HE WILL BE LECTURED TODAY
Squire Lesh Will Have to Settle Half the
Costs in Each of the Cases in
Which Ho Was Prosecutor.
Other Cases Heard.
Squire J. B. Lesh, of Newton, was the
prosecutor in cases against his neigh
bor, Judson Rosencranz, who was
charged with malicious mischief and
pointing firearms on July 6 last. They
were heard before Judee Edwards.
Lesh's chickens, it is alleged, had a
fondness for Rosencranz's tomato patch
much to the latter's annoyance. He
told Lesh to keep his chickens at home,
but the Injunction was not obeyed, and
on July 6 Rosencranz saw one of Lesh's
chickens in his prized tomato patch.
He became angry, shied a stone at the
chicken, which, it Is alleged, laid down
nd died from the effects of the blow of
"Squire Lesh was much grieved at the
death ot the chicken and uubrolded
Rosencranz's for killing it. He alleges
that thereupon Rosencranz directed hiB
son to bring out his eun and with
it threatened to cause the 'squire to
be dispatched to a more even climate
thun is found among the hills of New-
Uwi. Rosencranz denied, klllinc the
hleken and said he had asked for his
gun to shoot the chickens and not their
owner, as the prosecutor had stated.
Juror Was Drunk.
While the case was boinsr tried
Michael Healey, one of the Jurors, who
had been indulging too freely in ardent
spirits during the noon recess, went to
sleep. It was decided to allow the re
maining eleven men to pass upon the
case, and Healey was removed from the
box. Ho will be given a lecture this
morning by Judge Edwards. The eleven
men retired to consider the Lesh cases
at 3 o'clock and returned In a short time
with verdicts, which found Rosencranz
not guilty, and equally diveded the costs
between Hint and the prosecutor, Lesli.
unristopner Ashman, of OlVDhant.was
rled for assault and battery on George
Park. ' The prosecutor alleged that Ash
man met him on the street In Olyphant
and struck him and knocked him down
without any provocation. Ashman
told an entirely different story. H
said he mot Park on the street and
asked him if he knew where Mrs. Ash
man was. Park immedlatly grabbed
him and during the scuflle they both fell
to the ground. The Jury said not guilty
and divided the costs.
Spring Brook Burglary.
John Tribblns, who resided for some
time on Green Ridge street, this city,
was put on trial before Judge Gunster
for burglarizing the store of Alexander
Catterson, In Spring Brook township,
on the night of June 28 last. Tribblns
was In the store on the night of the
burglary and made some purchases.
The next day he was arrested by Con
stable Haines at Moosio and on his
person were found shoes, cigars, to
bacco, shoestrings and over 111 in small
change. The goods were Identified as
a portion of the stock that was stolen
from Catterson's store. The money tal
lied in a general way with the change
left In Catterson's store on the night It
The accused had no counsel, and At
torney A. A. Vosburg was directed by
the court to defend him. Tribblns de
nied that he had burglarized Catter
son's store, and said that near Spring
Brook he met a man named Jim Cann
from whom he purchased the goods
found In his .'possession! for $2. He
called no one to corroborate his story.
Judge Gunster's charge to the Jury was
completed at 4 o'clock, and It retired to
make up Its verdict.
Whttchouse round Guilty.
Before Judge Gunster in the main
court room yesterday morning Thomas
Whitehouse, who came to this country
from England a few years ago, was ar
raigned at the instance of Miss Mary
Ann Jones. She said that Whitehouse
was the father of her child, which wuf
born at her father's house, near the
Pyne shaft, on Aug. 28 last.
Two years ago, Miss Jones Bald, A hite
became acquainted with her. He was
very attentive, but after a time went
to Virginia to work. While there he
sent her many loving letters, plentifully
covered with X marks. In Nov. last he
returned to this city and resumed his
ardent attentions to Miss Jones. On
Dec. 11 she says their illicit relations
began and continued for several
months, until her condition became ap
parent. Whitehouse itemed naving Deen auss
Jones' lover, ibut admitted that he
wrote letters to her from Virginia. The
X marks, he said, were intended rot
kisses. He denied the paternity of Mis
Jones' child emphatically, but the Jury
nevertheless found him guilty.
Parker l'lends Guilty.
Henry Parker pleaded guilty to hav
ing stolen a horse irom Liveryman
of Carbondale. and taken! It
to Port Jervls. He was remanded for
sentence. There Is some doubt as to
Parker's mental condition, uwen
Moran admitted that he had thrown a
Btnne throueh the window or Martin
Gilbrlde's (hotel, and was Benienceu
to nnv a tine or i anu costs, in me
case of Adam Bush a nolle prosequi
was entered on payment or me costs.
Lelvlgi Mancuso, of Carbondale,
iinrired with keeping a tippling house,
was returned not guilty and the county
.tlreeted to cay the costs,
When court adjourned ror tne uay
T.lnh Farnham was on trial werore
Judge Edwards charged with batter
ing h Is nelenuor, wnrnesi a. teener.
The later says he went to Farnhnm's
barn and asked him to nx up a lino
fence between their properties and that
Farnham attnekeh him with a shovel
and Iniured him anout inn neaa,
shoulders and sides. The defense is
thiit Decker was the aggressor, and
after being warned to keep out of Farn
hum's bum entered and provoked a
fight which followed.
Charged With Stealing Tools.
Martin Mancan was on trial before
.Tudire Gunster when court adjourned
charted with stealing carpenters' and
masons' tools from the house of Mr.
Van Scooten, of the west Mde. l.ieu-
tenunt of Police Tnomas wniiamB is
the brosecutor. The case will be re
sumed this morning.
Joseph Collaclno, wno was trieu on
Tuesday for having stabbed Antonio
Allelto. was found guilty of iissault and
battery and sentenced to pay u, line ot
J25, costs and spend mree monins in
the county Jan.
PLENTY OF CANDIDATES.
Voters Will Have No Cause toCoinplalnof
Lack or urlcty,
The county commissioners yesterday
received a letter from A. L. Tlldeu,
deputy secretary of the commonwealth,
saying ttiai nominations ior siaie ot'
flees have been made and legally certl
fled to the secretary of the common
wealth by the Republican, Democrat,
Prohibition, People's, Soclullstlc. Labor
and Independent Republican parties.
With tho blank column at the left
side of the ticket this will make the
official ballot seven columns wide. Tho
size of the sample ballot, which accom
panled the letter, Is 24 by 24 Inches. To
this a stub will have to be attached
that will be about six Inches wide,
Tho $40,000 School House.
for Columbia avenue has been let and will
be oommenced Immediately. There are
still a few more lots left at a low price.
Utile, Theater Lobby.
IX LOCAL THEATERS. I
"Old Glory," the new play written by
Charles T. Vincent, will be produced at
the Academy of Music tonight under
the management of William A. Brady.
The scenes are laid in Chill, Just at the
beginning of the late unpleasantness.
During one scene the famous speech of
th e late John A. Dlx.whlch resounded
throughout the entire world is used:
"If any man attempts to haul down
the American flag, shoot him on the
spot." The play Is very patriotic, and
Its tableaux and scenlo eflects are said
to be particularly strong and reidlstlc.
11 11 11 A
That exceedingly clever dialect com
edy, "Ole Oleson,"now called "The New
Ole Oleson," which has Just been re
written, re-constructed and greatly
elaborated by the author, Gus Heege,
for this year's production, anl Inter
preted by a cast of superior excellence,
comes to the Academy of Mush; on Fri
day and Saturday evenings of this week.
Ole Oleson Is a delightful and unique
personality. He Is uncouth and Illiter
ate, but his heart is great and his hon
esty of purpose and courage can never
be called Into question. The new ver
sion is spoken of as a decided improve
ment upon the old, and the company
which numbers among Its members the
charming little comedienne, Alice
Evans, and a numeber of well known
farce-comedy people, '.s Infinitely better
than any that has presented the play.
li I! II .
"The Tide of Life" may not ebb and
flow as smoothly as you wish it, it may
not aways bring you Joy and happiness,
It may not always take away sorrow,
but If you are contented and happy
your lot Is the envy of many a man who
can purchuse everything that money
can buy. "The Tide of Life," as it
Hows in the great metropolis of Naw
York, Is pictured by an author whose
knowledge of life In Gotham is up to
date, Is depicted by actors who feel
every line they speak, and the scenic
accessories are taken from photographs
and placed on canvas by the hand 8 of
a true artist. The opportunity to see
"The Tide of Life" as It flows In New
York will be afforded at the Frothlng
ham Friday and Saturday nights and
Saturday matinee, Oct. li) and 20.
II II II
Today, Friday and Saturday will wit
ness a great treat at Davis' thr-ater, as
the celebrated company of Vivian De
Monto has been secured for these dates.
In addition the original strong man of
the present times, Samson, is booked for
several numbers. A committee of twelve
men will be chosen Indiscriminately
from the audience to test the chains
and other tackle and generally to see to
the genuineness of the performance.
The one-act comedy, "The Irish Alder
man," will conclude each .entertain
ment. The entire programme Is excel
lent and will Insure a crowded house
for the energetic manager.
CHATS BY THE WAY.
At this season as well as at other sea
sons of the year the man of sedentary
habits should occasionally, If not dally,
take exercise In tho gymnasium. The
Individual whose lubors are of an active
class, perhaps, may exist in health with
out exercise other than that received
while at work. But the professional man
or the aeountant who sits through tho day
taking no other exercise than that which
Is obtained in directing the flow of ink
from a fountain over a sheet of paper or
the pages of an account book, cannot en
Joy health or live to a good old avre unless
his muscles are occasionally brought Into
play nnd his lungs are inflated with pure
air at least once a month. A sarcastic
writer once remarked that hundreds of
people died yearly simply because they
were too lazy to breathe. While tills may
be somewhat harsh upon suffering hu
manity, still It is evident that the organs
of respiration are too often neglected,
and that serious results follow.
The system of training at tho gymna
sium of the present is calculated to build
up the portions of the body that are neg
lected by the man who tolls at the desk,
and no one who pursues a moderate
course In light gymnastics can fall to re
ceive benefit from the exercise. Scranton
possesses one of the finest gymnuslums In
the state, under the direction of a compe
tent Instructor. The Young Men's Chris
tian association physical culture deport
ment Is first-class In every respoct with
all facilities for developing muscle and In
flating respiratory organs. If all mer
chants, clerks, bookkeepers and profes
sional tollers generally whose hours of la
bor are passed within doers, could be
persuaded to try tho medicine of the
gym," hump-backed and hollow-chested
specimensof suffering humanity would not
be met In droves upon our streets at the
noon hour, as they are today.
It is to be regretted that fault In the
bridge building wll probably delay tho
opening of the Elmhurst boulevard until
the autumnal season has passed. There
Is no time of the year when a spin along
the elegant road behind a pair of turf fly
ers would be more delightful thun ut
present, and the projectors of the road en
terprise certainly have cause for com
plaint against the company that attempt
ed to place a bridge roadway upon stilts
that did not look strong enough to hold
the main span, not to speak of weight that
might pass over It. However, It is better
that the work should be done properly at
the Btart so that all may feel that the
structure Is secure than that there should
be the remotest possibility of an uccldont.
A movement Is on foot In this city to
ward the organization of a brunch of the
association known as the "Good Citizens'
League," a society that has been estab
lished In the west with the purification of
politics as its sole aim. The Good Citi
zens' league Is non-politlcul and non-sectarian.
Its promoters believe that polities
can be best regulated at the primary
elections and all members are required
to attend the primaries, no matter what
their political faith may be, and cast their
votes for the men whom they believe are
best qualified morally and mentally for
the trust Imposed. In case the machine
or party organization Is too strong to be
overcome, or the unclean otllce seeker has
too large a following at the primary elec
tion, the league member will then regis
ter his protest by casting his vote at the
polls for the candidate best fitted for the
otllce, no matter what his political faith
may be. One of the most enthuslustlc
supporters ot the movement In this city
states that the Idea is gaining ground
rupldly among Christian people of the
west and that Its membership rolls in
clude voters of every religious fulth and
every political party. The object Is not to
Interfere with the present system of con
ducting politics, he says, but simply to se
cure an organization that will be a men
ace to party leaders of every faith who
force the follower of this or that creed to
vote for unclean and Incompetent men
by manipulating nominating conventions.
The work of organizing brunches of the
Good Citizens' league In this vicinity will
be pushed rapidly, and the leaders of the
movement hope to have an organization
that will exert a wholesome Influence at
the next prlmnry elections hold In Scran
ton. The Good Citizens' league looks
like a move in tho right direction for tho
purification of politics.
Cork Solo Shoes
for J2.H0 at the S Bros, that you will pay
$3.00 for ut any other store In the city.
5IW Lackawanna avenue.
, 'i)U3ptiuoo gs4tiKnF
houu B3M0T 'sojft MopA(t 18 iiinoiuu
sackiu pins em JJ pJiunoadu buboi
Miisle noxes Exclusively
Best mnde. Piny any desired number of
tunes. GautRchl & eons, manufacturers,
KWO Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Won
derful orchestral organs, only T and $10.
Specialty: Old muslo boxes carefuly re
paired and Improved with new tunes.
AT THE OLD DEPOT HOTEL,
Is prepared to receive summer boarders
and lurnlshlnn ror tourists to surround
Ins towns and summer resort.
BANK OF SCRANTON.
CAPITAL, - $200,000
SURPLUS, - $250,000
This bank offers to depositors every fa
cility warranted by their balances, busi
ness and responsibility.
Special attention given to business ac
H. CATL1N. Vice-President.
ii . it;rr i canicii i,
H. PECK, Cashier.
William Connell, George H. Catlln, Al
fred Hand, James Archibald, Henry Bella,
Jr., William T. Smith, Luther Keller.
national Bank of Scranton.
SAMUEL HINES, President.
W. W. WATSON, Vloe-1'iesldont.
A. B. WILLIAMS, Cashier.
Samuel ITInen. .Tames M. Everliart. IrV'
Inir A. Finch. Pierce 13. Flnley. Joseph J.
Jermyn. M. S. Ketnerer, Charles P. Mat
thews, John T. Porter, W. W. Watson.
This bank invites the patronage of bus
moss men and firms generaly.
Manufacturers of tbs Culebratei
100,000 Barrels per Annum
Large, Medium and
Choice Timothy and
Lawn Grass Seeds.
Guano Bone Dust
and Phosphates for
Farms, Lawns and
T & CONNELL
5HTEB IIHOH CO., Inn'p. Capital, l ,000,06.
EST St.AO tiltOB IN TUB WOBLU.
"A dollar laved a dollar tarnrd." ,
ThltTadlna' Hollil Frrcicb DonffoU Kid But
ton Hoot dellvtnxl frae aoywhnr In the U.S.. on
receipt or uaan, money ururr,
or 1'oatAl Not for l.iu.
Kquale ewrjr 1"y tx""'
old la nil retail .tore, far
t'2.60. We make Uil. boot
ounehree, therefore we guar
anttt the III, iliU and wrar.
end if ny one le not HiltAed
Fe will reuina ui mourjr
or und enotber pair. Open
Toe or Common oenee,
rldthi V, IV K, Itli.
Izce 1 to I and belt
Ire.. Stnd yourtise;
ulll Ml yox.
, 5 'TV .t-
! it Inmie
Dexter Shoe GoTS
Special term t MeuUr:
Thle Famoae Remedy enresqnlrklf end pot'
pinncmtly all nervous ttlietiries, such at Wenk
MtMnorjr, bo.i of Hmln Power, llentlurbe, Weko
fuluu.s, I.'xt Vltulliy. niiilitlv eiulsnUins. evil
drenni.. Impoteuevuuri wamnu illou.tMCuu.ed by
youthful errore or rvcesaee. INnHfiln. ui
opiates. Is B s.rve tonlonnil blood butliler.
kisses tho p.ile and punr strong ami plump. Kudlf
eiirrlfcllnvpstpoekot. Ill perboxi MrB. Bf
mall prepaid will) a written guarantee to cure or
moner refunded. Write us for iee medical
book, sent sealed In plain wr.ipper. which com
tnlns testimonials end Itnanalal refcMwes. Ka
ohnrfe Tor ennsultntloiis. Brwari ot imltti
Unit. Sold by our advertised annus, or address
HEKTKalEEU CO.. Masonic Xe tuple, Chleuca.
BOLD IN SCRANTON, PA., H. CL BANPERSON
WABUINUXON.COK. 81'KUCB, DRUUUISXH. '
TO our patrons:
Washburn -Crosby Co. wish to assure their many pat
t ons that thev will this year hold to their usual custom
of milling S'i KICTLV OLD WIIKAT until the new crop
is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the market, anS
owing to the 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 grinding.
This careful attention to every detail of milling hu
placed Washburn-Crosby Co.'s flour far above othek
J. Lawrence Stelle,
FORMERLY STELLE & SEELEY,
MUSIC DEALER, 'SET
SHAW PIANOS to the Front.
EMERSON PIANOS, Old and Reliable.
DID YOU KNOW?
That we WILL GIVE you beautiful new pat
terns of vSterling SILVER SPOONS and
FORKS for an equal weight, ounce for ounce,
of your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
307 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
sj til lifjisiis KaaM iubw
All Grades, Sizes and Kinds kept in stock.
Of ever' description.
Chains, Rivets, Bolts,
Bolt Euds, Spikes and
We have the following supplies of lumber secured, at
prices that warrant us in expecting a large
share of the trade :
Pacific Coast Rod Cedar Shingles.
"Victor" nnd other Michigan Brands of
White Pine and White Cedar Shingles,
MIchlRan White nnd Norway Pine Lum
ber and Kill Timber.
North Carolina Short and Long Leaf
Miscellaneous stocks of Mine Rails, Mine Ties, Mine
Props and Mine Supplies in general.
THE RICHARDS LUMBER COMPANY
COMMONWEALTH" BUILDING, SCRANTON, PA.
By the Beautiful New Steamships of the
OLD DOMINION LINE to
OLD POINT COMFORT
(UYUEIA HOTEL), Oil
And return. Most Delightful Resorts on the At
lantic Coast for AUTUMN OUTINGS for
mOLD POINT COn FORT
VIRGINIA BEACH -
A day and a quarter at either hotel. INCLUDING EVERY
EXPENSE of nitals and berths en route, a day and quar
ter board at'eithor hotel.
This trip is an Ideal one, as the course skirts the coast, with little likeli
hood of HesKlckncss, and ptoses In review many watering places and point of
Intercut. For printed matter and full particulars, address
OLD DOMINION S. S. COMPANY,
W. L CUILLAUDEU, Traffic Meager. Pier 26, north Bl?er, Hew lorl
CLO'JGH & WARREN
O O 9
Prompt shipments guaranteed.
Nuts, Washers, Turn-buckles,
a full Hue of Carriage Hardware.
BITTENBENDER & CO.,
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, Whlt
Sullivan County Hemlock Lumber anil
Tiona County Pry Hemlock StocK
Klk County Dry Hemlock 'Joists anj
(l'BIXCESS ANtfH HOTEL.)
- $17.00 oil