The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 27, 1894, Page 6, Image 6
(5 THE SCl?ANTON TRTBITNE-SATTrRDAT 'MORNTa,-OCTOBER 27j 1894'; N?u)s of the Green Room and Foyer Some of the More Important Doings of These, Our Actors. IS SHAKESPEARE OBSOLETE? riytn Crinkle Is of the Opinion Thut the Day of the Classic Drama Uu About Ended Especially In This Country. Nym Crinkle is convinced that Shakespeare's day hus passed. The ac tor uys that this is because the public does not want Shakespeare. The pub lic suya it is because the actor cannot play Shakespeare. And Mr. Crinkle thinks they ure both rlKht. "I heard an Intelligent critic say," he writes, "that as wealth and repose and refine ment increased in a Democratic coun try, Shakespeare would lie in greater demund. This has been said very often In the magazines. But it is dlfllcult to square it with the facts. Assuming this to be true, Shakespeare ought to be oftener played aijd more keenly'np preciated thun he was fifty yeurs ago. But he isn't. We have three times the number of theaters and 75 per cent, less of Shakespeare. In short, we no longer huve a Shakespearean theater at all. Fifty yeurs ago the democracy de manded Shakespearean plays that was one of the reproaches heaped upon For rest the democracy wanted him. They wanted the elder Booth. They support ed K L. Davenport, nnd they hung upon Murdoch and Tom Hainblin and Fanny Kemble, nnd had a riot when Cooke and Macready played Shakes- npnr. If tia l,w,i-.,t,uo u.-.,ittli (,,,.1 leisure incident to the uge of a comA iminlly insured the performance of Shakespeare, England ought to be playing him. Is she? Not a bit of It, The popiUur play for wealth and re finement during the last London seuson was 'Sans dene,' a piece of clever vul garity In which a French woman swept the enthusiasm up with her skirts. Henry Irving keeps Shakes peare in his repertory very much us a fashionable woman keeps a set of Dres den china in her closet to be set out on special occasions and then wushed up and put back again. It does not ap pear thut he plays Benedick or Shy lock, or Hamlet, because there is a popular demand for these roles, but rather because there isn't, and to do them occasionally indicates that he is a little Independent of popular demand. It Is no disparagement of the great poet and master of Kngllsh drama to say that the intelligent public do not wunt him us much as they once did on the stage. You might as well sav thut Homer has ceased to be great because he isn t sung on fW streets. Shakes peare, like every other immortal thing, passes from one stage of appreciation to another. I think Intelligence and culture have learned to see depths in Shakespeare that are bevond the ordin ary actors. We get revised versions of film Just as we do of the Bible, and he s subjected to the higher criticism and lives on with now meanings In the study and in the heart, while the stage is pounding away at the old histrionic conceptions of him." Frederick Warde, the tragedian, told a funny story to a Syracuse Post man the other day. He has an endless fund Of amumnp onwilnt rnii.i , . " ""wi. Junius aooui the dramatic luutino o...ii. deinund. he tells a capital story of his V ""UB" in a city lu Missouri The play wns brought to a ;u'-t'i ena; me audience was pro lounaiy impressed, but did not move Warde had gone to his Jressing room and commenced to umioue. wnen the manager came una told him that the audience Would not mnvn V.n ,i,.,..i.i i... " oiiwuiu lie uo ; Wurde suggested the turning down of u iwuiiinis, xnis was done without avail. The distressed manager once more soucht wnio ni 1.., s - j nun unit? was in tights. "Not for $100 will I go curiam as i am." replied the tragedian to the mnniiirbr-'a i,u...,r.i,. IV8-, "D. and tell them that ."r nuj is over.- u ne manager would not; so Warde put on his dressing, thrust a towel nrmm, Vl MnAt. 1 with his feet in Roman sandals and a rubicund face, stepped before the cur tain and said: "Ladies and gentlemen, the play is over. I am dead; Virginia is dead; Donatus is dead, and Applus Cloudlus Is dead" when a voice from the a-uda vellpH "Who 1.00 ,i j I ........ nas )n UllllC wia dat udder son of a gun?" meaning uamcn. ii is neeuiess to say that Warde hustled behind the curtain to give his The significant and particularly In tpreHtfllG fontllfa tt Tw ..i..i, . Philadelphia this year, In the opinion of me is me uppearance of Henry E. Dlxey. The English speaking world KnOWS DIVPV ns Arinnlu an Jf a certain 'felicitous and intangible burlesque us a mimic of extraordinary gifts, as the incarnation of vmm.t,-ir and grace. There hus never been in the msiory or extra vugunza anything to wuiivuie wunineouumgntsor "Adonis. It was a vision of light, of color of melody, and fun beyond description But like all visions, It vanished at lust Now Mr. TjIvhv hna t,ta..i,,l i.,. .... - ...... .... ... .1 UH called "legitimate" arena, and he hus juuiiu ior ins unquestionable, though ir some quarters, unsuspected, talent whnl is perhaps a better and wider field We can recall nothing better of IU kind than his interpretation last nigh) , of the part of Marcus Brutus Snap. II Mr. DhIv. In tho kliiti-.intlf 4Vw character, bus drawn upon the i1ch suggestions of Mr. Vincent Crummies, Snevelllnl nnd tha Tnfrt.it ri.rwll,r. ... . -, -. . . ' "h J I wnis is bound to say that Mr. Dlxey, in en- uuuiig u, nas uone an mat Ulckens, the iiiuater, couia in common lairness ask We must congratulate Mr. Daly upor his Judgment ln recognizlnir blxev'i possibilities and upon his provldence'ln putting them at our dlspossal. Roland Reed, as "The Politician captured Rochester quite as completely as ne naa captured scranton earlier in the game. The Post-Express says "Kolund Heed has In 'The Politician' f play exactly suited to him. He is t very clever comedian and he hus this season the best company he has ever naa. These facts combine to produce an entertainment which ranks among the best that theater-goers will see. As General Joslah Limber, Mr. Reed is the central figure. This fact was never lost sight of by the playwrights. Mr. Keed Is equal to the requirements. large amount of the humor of the char acter is due directly to his Impersona tion. He Introduces the dodges of the politician in an artful manner, care' fully guarding) against too pronounced caricature. He is excellently aided by nis leading lady, Miss Isadore Rush whose representation of the portending nuinnlshness of the twentieth century Is one of the principal features of the piece. The audience had been prepared by advance notices for the costumes which Miss Rush wore, but her manner of wearing them was quite as interest' lng. There she was, the full-fledged young man of fashion all except the trousers, which she declared she wouldn't wear. But at each side of her dress skirt are pockets Into which she ' thrusts her hands unconcernedly as she strides about the stage Just like the men. She was a prime favorite In every ' act, dividing the 'honors 'with Mr, lieeu." ft Is said that ten years ago John iernen gave a tjowery beggar a quar ter. Last week between the acts of "McFaddn'i Elopement," In Johnstown, Pa., Mr. Kernell was visited by one of the mo8t prosperous citizens of that place, who handed him a quarter and a gold watch Inlaid with diamonds. He had been the Bowery beggar of ten years ago, and he said that Kernell's quarter, which he now paid back, naa saved him from suicide. He came bark to his boyhood home After some forty years. And when ho looked upon the scene His old eyes filled with tears. Upon the old-time common, where lie d ulaved with the but una bull, There rose, Into the smoky uir A warcnouse grim anu urn. Of all the scenes he once had known He could not Had a trace. Nor could ho tlnd among the crowd One dear, familiar face. Naught could he find that was not changed Abroad, without, within. Except a duy-blll with the words: "Tonight Ureal pluy East Lynne.' Dun lops. l'OOTLIOHT FLASHES: Sol Smith Russell Is worth JIOO.OOO. Boston Is to have a vaudeville club. Sol Smith Russul may do "Fiilstun"." Maida Cralgon is lecturing on Delsarte. Oludys Wallis hus left Crane's compuny. Sothern Intends to 'revive "Lord Chum- ley." William Beaeh will no with Joseph Jef ferson. Gustavo Frohman has fourteen com panies. Grace Fllklns is going on the vaudeville stugei Alexander Salvlnl Is to make a tour of Europe, Rhea will soon produce "When Bess was Queen." Sol Smith Russell is playing "The Heir at Law." Currle Turner will star In "The Coming Woman. " Nat Goodwin Is to do "Lend Me Five Shillings." Ada ltelian played to 27.XX) In two weeks In Boston. Fred Lennox has inude a hit in "Prince Pro Tern." Ciuno will shortly produce "The Pu- clllc Mall." John T. Kelly Is to uppear In the "Twen tieth Century Girl." Madame Rhea's new play, "The Mag dalen," is a success. Nuviiri o, the husband of Mury Anderson, Is an expectuut pupa. Branson Howard Is Mulshing his play fof the New York Empire. Richard Golden Is achieving much suc cess In "Old Jed Prouty." Uronson Howard Is finishing his play for the New Vork Empire. Edward K. Kidder Is writing a new com edy for Sol Smith lUissell. Hovt's "A Trio to Chinatown" has made a decided failure in London. The Twenlli-th Century Girl" is a new builfita by Sidney Rosenfeld. Seabrooke is going to give up "Tubus- co" ami go buck to "Chumpugne." Minnie Sellginun has joined the stock company of u new Boston theater. Manun Manola has regained sanity suf ficiently to go to the Boston theaUrs. Yernotiu Jarbeau is receiving high praise for her work In "The Passing Show." Wilson Barrett will sail for this country on Nov. 11, opening in New York on Nov. Primrose & West's minstrels played to standing room only through Pennsylva nia. Adelaide Cushmun retired from the "A Trip to Chinatown" company No., t, last week. Hose Coghlan will produce "The Wo man in white " at the New York star. Dee. 4. Richard Harding Davis is at work on his first play, which E. 11. Sothern may produce. Frederick 'Paulding has abandoned his starring tour lor the present and is dis engaged. Copiielin will play Falstaff to Bern hardt' Prince Hui at the Puris Ren- uUsuikc. An offer has been made to Rosabel Mor rison to star next season in "Little Miss Mephisto." The New York Lyceum theater com pany will produce a new play by Sardou next montn. Kate Buteman, the original Leah In this country, is coming to America to glvo readings. Helen Imuvray has closed her starring tour in "Thut Slater of His." It only last ed a week or two. Mrs. Lnngtry proposes bringing out a new version of Sardou's "Patrle" during her American tour. Realism scores ngain. One of the effects In "The Cotton King" is a calica-prlnting machine In operation. Denman Thompson will retire at the end of this season ami make George Wilson his successor us I nele Josh. "Henry IV." "Richard III" and "Riche lieu" have been added to tho repertoire of Frederick Warde and Louis James. Charles Frohman Is endeavoring to ob tain u New York theater where John Drew may remain the entire season. Marie Celeste, who did some clever sou- brette work with Delia Fox, has been en gaged for Louise Beaudet's company. The New York Casino, a few yeurs ago the incubator of all comic opera successes, Is to be devoted strictly to vauuevllle. It has been three years since Mile. Rhea played a New York engagement. She will pluy there Jnst after Christmas this year. Duncun B. Harrison has written a com edy drama entitled "81111111, Smith & Smith." M. B. Curtis will produce it next seuson. Mrs. Patrick Cumpbell, who Imperson ated I 'aula Kay In the "Mrs. Tunqueruy," Is suld to huve been the original of the ehuracter. Sardou's latest pluy is entitled "La Sorcire; Us scenei Is laid In the Thirteenth century, and It Is full of marvels and tho supernuturul. Pretty Annie Irish will appear with Olga Nethersole during her tour through this country. Miss Irish was with the Ken dais lust season. lu Louisville the managers of the thea ters have made arrangements to check the bicycles of their patrons. Louisville hus the bike craze. Manager Jacob Litt declares that he will pay any author tLUoOD cash for a play that will prove as great u-money-wlnner ns "In Old Kentucky." Realistic melodrama has received a set back from the parsimonious conduct of a villain who ivrused to be killed by an elec trie shock until he got his salary. William Archer, the widely- known Eng lish critic, is warmly advocating the es tablishment in London of a repertoire theater on the subscription system. Forbes Robertson, who came to Amer ica as leading man of Mary Anderson's company, will play Lancelot In Henry Irving's production of King Arthur. "What, Miss Ponsonby, you are not going to see the llrst performance of your own nlav?'.' "No: it is not the kind of a piece that a lady should go to see." Fliegende Bluet ter. Miss Alice Fischer has been engaged by Charles Frohman for the Empire the ater stock company. She will play the second part In "The Masqueraders," Hen ry Arthur Jones' play, with which the season is to open, Frank Daniels Is credited with having muile tho hit of his professional career as Shrimps In Wlllurd Spenser's comic opera, "ThePrlncess Bonnie." Mr. Daniels has mailo up his mind to reniuiii lu comic opera permanently. First Chorus Girl Why did Mine. Hy note get divorced from her husband? Second Chorus Girl She couldn't stand It any longer. He never, got up a single quarrel with her that any newspaper would think important enough to print. Chicago Record. Mile. Rhea's make-up In her new nluy, "Bonaparte at School, is said to bear A remarkable resemblance to the great Na poleon. She wears the little chapeatl and long hair, Just as he Is represented when at school. There is a snowball light In the plav which has made a hit. . Herrman, he of black art and Imperial, has made five complete tours of the globe. He hus sixty-seven decorutlons, is com mander of the lieglon of Honor, knight commander of the Great Cross of Isa bela the Catholic, officer of Christ of Por tugal and honorary member of the Club of Belgium. Miss Eleanora Mayo, the gifted prima donnaof Wlllard Spencer's "Princess Bon nie" Opera company, will remain with that organization all season, notwithstanding all rumors to the contrary. Her engage ment to James Elverson, Jr., the owner of Philadelphia Inquirer,' will not In any way Interfere with Mr. Spenser's contract. PiCNiresqiie Uieu)s of Little Wales How Welsh Cheeses Are Made and Sold on Market Dav. THE REAL NATIONAL COSTUME .Miss kulser Pleasantly Describes the School System, the Markets and the Ucncrul Neatness of the Hospitable People of the Land of Song. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. Pont-y-Pridd. S. W., Oct. 10. We have now but two weeks more of engagements left, nnd they will be lllled right through every night, until they ure done, whim, I fancy, we will all feel like heaving a great big sigh as we con template the past six or seven weeks of hard, but nevertheless much enjoyed work, which we will consider, and with out vanity, very well finished. Of course you are aware that It Is no easy matter, this concertlzing night after night, with the fatigues of traveling sometimes thrown in very emphatic ally, and to be up to the inspiration point every evening Is quite u credit to us, especially since we have gotten so used to our audiences that they cannot Interest us very much, no mutter how much we Interest them by our work. It has been quite an experience, and one for which I am very thankful, consid ering it from all points of view. I think that I can say 1 have learned ull there Is to be learned of the art of packing trunks and such traps, and of the quickest und surest way of getting ready to catch a train. Indeed, thwle has grown upon me, during these past weeks, a sort of feeling thut I am "ever ready," like the much-advertised dress stuy, for instant application anywhere. Our voices have all stood the wear and tear remarkably well Indeed we have not failed to win very high praise for every concert-and our violinist charms every one all over, wherever she Is heard. We are all Immensely proud of her, und, of course, Justly so. Market Day in Pontyl'rldd. Todav is market day here in l'ont-y- Prldd. where all the country people come into town to sell their butter and cheeses, and contribute to the public- house keeper's profits. These cheeses are wonderful. Of course everybody has heard of Welsh cheese. Well, It is not made in factories, as our cheese Is, but is made at home in the country here, where every woman who has a cow hus also a cheese press. In Which tnse idieeses. which are made of genu ine milk und cream, are shaped, before bringing to market, w here they are dis posed of to the grocery stores and to the cheese und butter merchant, iney romp in nil sizes, some small ns a din ner plate, while others ure ns large and ponderous as an American car wheel, and weigh as heavy us twenty-five pounds. Today being market day, the town Is full to overflowing with drum mers or "commercials" as they call them here. These traveling men come on Wednesday to deliver ciders given the previous market day (lust ednes- duy) and the shopkeepers buy of them in the morning and then close their shops in the afternoon, opening up the next morning with a flourish, on the strength of having a lot of new things In stock. But speaking of market day re' minds me of Llanelly, where there Is a real market, and a real market duy, to be sure. In the center of the town Is a very large Inclosed space which, once you get into It, seem to be a little town in itself. In its very center stands a large market house, about the size of the armory in Wilkes-Barre, I should Judge, and all over In this pavilion are tables and counters on which are sold poultry, and cheese, and butter and Buch things for the housekeeper's sake alone. As the people who have these tables und booths are unmistakably country people, I suppose they pay a small rent for whatever corner ot this market they occupy with their goods. What I noticed partlcu larly about this part of the market, was the absolute cleanness and prettiness of everything. The poultry Is already dressed for cooking and decorated with parsley, and us dainty as it can be. So also are tho cheeses and the casks ef butter everything simply exquisitely clean. Really, one glance at these mar kets with their clean, dainty arrange' ments and bustling, business-like wo men attendants would be enough to cause tho blush of shume to mount the forehead of the most Indifferent Amerl can butcher or grocer. They are cer tainly way ahead of us In this, I must admit. e went nil through tills mar ket house and then walked through the little streets around the outside of It, which are themselves part of the mar ket, nnd are lined with booths all the way a rou ml. Just like little bits ot stores. In them are sold butcher's meat, like mutton and beef and pork all dressed so cleanly and prettily, und further on ure shawls of Welsh wool und woolen rugs und blankets, which, from the feeling of them, one would think would outlast u century, or fifty years, at least. Some l ine knitted Goods. Then there are Welsh yarns and slm. ply beautifully knitted woolen goods, and everything so remarkably cheap, There are the black and white and black and red Welsh plaids to be found here, too, and basket-ware also of very clever workmanship. As I passed by me snoes, gtusswure, sweetmeats, fruits, toys, shawls in fact, every thing under the sun each little booth attended by Its owner, one. nerhaus. a fakir from London town, while his neighbor, a country-woman from buck in the mountains somewhere, Jostled a Swansea man on her other side, could not help thinking of all I have read about the great fairs at Nlshgl, Novgorod and those other towns In Russia that have such a great trav elers fair every year. I saw the od dest things! 1 can't begin to tell them all, because I cannot express myself correctly.. If 1 could write, what a lot of lovely things I could picture for you, but the flesh Is weak, even though the spirit be willing enough. It was at this market that I saw tliQ real, genuine V elshwoman s national costume for the first time, and as it was under such happy auspices as a Welsh market fair. 1 shall never forget It, We were passing a butter and cheese stand when I caught sight of a big, finely built woman, past middle age but as hearty and healthy looking as a sound apple, dealing out butter to her customers. 1 don t know which would be the most effective In the end to begin at the feet or at the head but I will take the chances and begin Beecham's pills are for bili ousness, bilious headache, dyspepsia, heartburn, torpid liver, dizziness, sick headache bad taste in the month, coated tongue, loss of appetite, sal low skiu, when caused by con stipatiou; and constipation is the most frequent cause of al of them. Book free; pills 25c. At drugstores, or write B. ' F. Al len Co., 365 Canal St., New York. at her feet, which were shod In heavy, strong, big shoes, or boots, and she wore dark woolen hose, very thick ones I should say an eighth or a quarter of an inch thick, so fuzzy and porous is tne wool. Above this was her black nd red plaid flannel oetticoat. which did not reach to the top of her boots, and over this petticoat was a sort of snorter black skirt whlcn was pinned dbck like fan apron over-skirt, and made her look very bulky and heavy, to my unaccustomed eyes. She had on a sort of white waist, linen, I sup pose, over It a black and white plaid shawl folded Quaker fashion across the chest. As the plaids of tills shawl were an inch sauure. and the dear old lady herself was a magnificent, large, muscular specimen of humanity, you may know the effect was very impos ing, to say the least. An Immense Pot-Uat. But to uroceed to the climax. She had a white cap on, which came down over her ears, the ruche forming a sort of frame or halo, for the face, and then over this cap wus an immense black silk pot-hut, fully u foot or fif teen inches high. Oh, but it was high! afterward saw some others, but they were not so high as hers, and they were on more insignificant looking women, too, so I suppose she felt justified In wearing such an Immense hat, because she herself was so big and handsome. I shall always be glad 1 saw that wo man. As 1 just said, we afterward saw other costumes, but they were not so Irreproachable as hers. We passed some fish-women selling cockles, on our way out of this wonderful market, nnd one of our party bought some. We had tnem ror supper and liked them very much. They were the first ones I had ever eaten. It has not gotten cold yet over here, for which we are all devoutly thankful, though we could do with a little less ain. The fall has set in now, I am afraid, nnd we can expect nothing but rain from now on till winter, they tell me. The Salvation army of this place is marching along down the street singlngawayashard us they can men, wointii und children all walking along in the mud. I was very much surprised to find them over here, but when, upon reflection, I remembered that England Is the home of that organization, I did not much wonder at the large and splendidly drilled squads I have met doing missionary work all over here, even In small towns. In Swansea, Car diff, Pont-y-Pridd. Llanelly and cities of that size, they are very numer ous, und seem to do some really effec tive work. 1 slopped one day in Swan sea and listened to one of their cap tains, a young lady, who was preaching, or rather talking, to a crowd of people In the street, and her appearance, speech and manner, all proclaimed edu cation and refinement, and 1 thought, from her harrangue, that she must ba a pi-'Hty brainy girl, too. But I must stop e ft short here, I am going to run up to Cardiff, In company with a young lady from Treforest, and we expect to have a delightfully busy time doing some shopping there In their big shops. Sadie E. Ka'ser. HISTORY OF NATURALIZATION Some of "the Abuses W hich lluve De veloped of l ate. From tho Philadelphia Press. i'lie history of naturullzution in tills country is an Interesting one. The llrst congress under the present form of government took cognizance of the mat ter and passed in 1W a law which re- lUired a residence of two years before an alien could become a citizen. In 17!)u the term of probation was Increased to live years, and in l"as, inspired by a fear of foreign influence In American politics, the term of probation was still further extended to fourteen years. But the latter law did not remain in force long. D urlng the administration of Jefferson the time was again reduced live years and a Residence of three years required before a declaration of inten tions to become a citizen was made, but tills residence requirement was re duced to two years in is:'4. Later changes in the laws while not reducing the time limit huve tended to make them Inconsistent and contradictory and to open loopholes for fraud. The abuses that huve grown up are patent to every one. Regular factories for the manufacture of citizens are set up in large cities just before election and the lowest dregs of the population of Kurope are Invested with the priv ilege of suffrage. The Democratic party in Boston, New York and Chicago de pend largely for their continuance in power on the number of citizens they can turn out of the naturalization mill during the few days before election. One of the witnesses before the Lexow committee sitting in New York testified how he was Instructed to obtain na turalizations. He was furnished with a letter to a Tammany judge saying: "Please naturalize all hands as quickly as possible, and oblige," and was told to get all the men he could, that it did not matter how long they had been in this country and that they would not be asked any questions." Such loose naturalization methods are a menace to American suffrage that cannot be Ignored. This cheapening of citizenship is a disgrace und a shame. Every traveling American feels hu miliated when he finds in London and Paris nnd other large Kuropean cities hundreds of men who boast of their success In getting naturalized after a few weeks residence in America, vot ing and then returning to Europe with the money In their pocket for which they sold their votes. The priceless privilege for which native Americans have to wait twenty-one years Is thrust as the cheapest of gifts upon indigent foreigners. A few efforts have been made to check the evil, such as protests In congress and at public meetings and by the ac tiou of conscientious Judges, lint the problem is too large to be treated by local action. It must be treated by congress or concert of action among the states must be hud. The bill introduced in congress by Governor-elect Outes, of Alabama, goes to the marrow of the matter. It refuses naturalization to liens convicted of crime and avowed anarchists and requires a residence of one year in the state and five years In the United States previous to applica tion for citizenship and confines the right to grant naturalization to the higher state and United States courts, This would go far towards remedying the evil. But If this bill cannot be passed then there should be united ac tion among the states and the scandal stopped of seeing aliens who have sim ply declared their Intentions voting by the side of native born citizens in fif teen states of the Union A QUESTION. Small Curly Head looks up at me From her wee kingdom on my knee. Hound are her eyes with great surprise. The rosebud mouth wide open files. And tlin a question quickly asks. While Tabby in the heurth's glow basks w ise cat. Bo round and fat and sleek and gray. Thus Tubby sleeps the livelong day, And dreiyng of scores of straying mice Caught while they're playing, In a trice, And birds with yellow-tuffed breasts, Chattering loud In low-hung nests. Foolish birds. Now In the parlor papa prates Of all the coming cundldutes; The points where each olio's amiss And thumps the floor for emphusls Of politics and all Its Ills, The tariff and the labor bills Ho talks. Lot Tabby's dreams change In a trjee, Another cat has caught the mice! .Another cut the yellow birds! Chatterlm loud their silly words, F'om out the nests that hiimr so low, 'Tls but In dreams they hung Just so (Cat's I'reams). Lo! Tabby's fur llles quickly up; "i'is hard to take the bitter cup, She spits, she growls, she makes such noise: Asks Curly Head, who drops her toys, Amazed at such seemly tricks: "Is Tabby talking politics, Like papa?" Lena L. Pepper, In Cleveland Leader, In the Realms of f the Homtflngel Suggestions Along the Line of Econ omy for the Household. AIDS TOR THE HETTEK HALF Topics for the Kitchen, Kcipcs for the Cuislno and General Information for the Benefit of the keeper of Every True Man's Uuppiness. "I have ruined a half dozen pair of white shoes this summer," writes a bright young acquaintance to this de partment, "and yesterday I Just sat down and had a hearty cry when I came home; I had been caught In a ter rible shower, and there! my new white shoes were all muddyi and ruined, I think, beyond reparation. Now, do tell me if there is any remedy, for papa says I Bhan't buy another pair of these 'ridi culous shoes and they are so stylish, you know." Now, if you are a sensi ble girl, you will not worry your father about the matter, but ask your drug gist for a dime's worth of pipe clay; put a little in a dish, dry, and with an old tooth or nailbrush, which has not lost its stiffness, brush the shoes hard; but always the same way as the grain of the leuther, or It will make them rough. Another way is to rup with deodorized benzine llrst, and then put on a coat of pipe clay and let it remain over nlgit. To clean the pretty plaster casts that are often as artistic as the costlier ones, make a thick paste starch cold, of course nnd spread It on the east with a brush. After it dries, remove it by tapping the cast slightly, and then rubbing with a dry clean cloth. You can clean paint brushes that are dried full of paint by putting them lu an old tin can of coal oil. Let them souk several hours, and if they huve been neglected for some time It may take a day or two. Plenty of patience and petroleum will accomplish it. Perhaps you urei getting ready to put up your stoves, and are In despair about the smoky mica in the doors. Slip it out and put it to soak in a dish of vinegar for a few hours, then remove and polish with a soft dry cloth. You will find it us bright as ever. The cleaning of sponges Is as a rule not carefuly attended to, a fact much to be regretted, as nothing is so liable to propagate microbes as a dirty sponge. It should always be rinsed after use in clean, hot water, to which a liberal pinch of borax has been added, knead ing it with the knuckles, squeezing well and placing it on the window-sill to dry in the sunshine, or hanging It up where the air can freely circulate about it. Sponges should never be left In a bag while wet. Slimlness may be re moved by soaking for twenty-four hours In a couple of pints of hot water lu which an ounce of carbonate of soda ordinary washing soda has been dis solved. Sponges in constant use, es pecially small face sponges, swarm with bacteria, and on that account should be thrown away or used for some household cleaning purpose after three or four months use. Irons are pretty sure to gather rust this damp weather and cause a good deal of bad temper in the laundry. Heut them hot, says the Washington Star, men run tnem quite forcibly over a flannel cloth that hus a llberul sprink ling of salt on it.- This will remove every bit of the rust be sure and rub the edges also then run the iron over a greased cloth, or a cloth that has a little white wax or beeswax on It, then treat it to a vigorous rubbing on a perfectly clean white cloth. They will trouble you no more till next time. Change the oil in your lamps quite often if you use them infrequently. 1 don't Know why it Is, but 1 do know that It is a fact that when the oil re mains a week in a lamp that has not been used In that time It gets to smell ing old and rancid, und will scent the whole house. Constant vigilance is the price of a sweet smelling coal oil lamp. It Is a long way ahead of whale oil dips, but Is quite as far removed from the ideal of perfection in Illumination. Motives of economy should lead to the often shaking of carpets, for the dust and dirt that gets ground into them wears them out more than any other agency of destruction. Carpets thut are a long time fastened to the Moor without shaking get to smell musty and moldy, too. They should be taken up every spring and falllf not oftener. A rich and artistic hanging for the doorway of a room that has the floor covered by an eastern rug of strong coloring is made of wide horizontal bands of corduroy, the edges slightly overlapping, and covered where they Join with rows of tine. Hat, nnd vary narrow gold braid. The bands of cor duroy may range from a dark to n light shade of one color, or be of a number of shades that harmonize with each other and the coloring in the rug. In Chicago an ingenious colored wo man hus guaranteed herself a com fortable income by organizing a dish washing circuit. She goes regularly three Units a day to twenty neighbor ing houses and washes the dishes of a family of three for 15 cents a week. washes them clean, without breakage and without walking off with them. As Colonel Sellers would say, there are millions in it. What would local house wives not give for a dish-washing cir cuit in Scranton? A good cologne water Is made of a half pint deoderlzed alcohol, thirty drops each of oil of lemon, oil of laven der, oil of bergamot nnd orange-flower water. Cork and shake well. You may clean soiled gloves ot home quite as well as they are done for you at the shops If you follow this plan: Pour naphtha into a bowl and wash the glove In it out as If It were a cloth, und with another part of it rub every part of the kid softly but thoroughly. All the dirt will be thus rubbed away, and the gloves will come out next to new In appearance, while there Is very little odor to naphtha, bud as benzine is. 'JiTT I flDP.FQT s? ir ni nr no JLluT ON RECORD. 51 por cent, average nit nun 7 uiviueuu pm w ia iuuiu m ii uy uie AMERICAN SYNDICATE. To their clients as the result of profitable, SlOLiXl invested with us Jim. 1, IS1, div- SDeculatien in sticks, bonds, grain, etc dtndt reinvested each month, now i. .,.,.,. 100 ner cent. X ml A X amounts to SI.7S5 HI. i"ry ' per..0enY RIG tUm t0 ' can bo invested February u I WIW with more than tho usual degree of March 4U pi safetv, hh we surround our invest- April 100 " I I I K" ZA I "nt with every safeguard tnat Hay 8:1 " ' 1 1 Jaxtrome caution and lung exreri- tnnn .20 "V encp ran suirge t. Our iiiciwn Juno .. PllM Nfi which hus been ft revelation to per July-- 5! .1 Ul""'U sous not famlUar with the poss'.M i- August y ties of syndicato speculation proves September 11 " that. Onreiperts are the most oompcteut in the world, and they think there is another big deal insight. Dividends payable monthly, when all money to your credit can be withdrawn or reinvested in order to gut tho benefit of com wound lutorcst. Money can be eont by NY. draft, registered letter, express or P. O. money order. Cons ervative management. EstablLhcd IS85. Bank reference. AokSTS WANTED. Particulars free on application to W The American Syndicate M V A. O. HAMILTON & CO., Manager., J$jf X-k 1015 Rookery Bld'g, Chicago. III. Jr .1.1- J1..1J PROFESSIONAL OAR PS Physicians and Surgeons. DB. O. EDGAR DEAN HAS REMOVED 10 mo sprues met. Bo ran ton, fa, (Jnst opposite Court Rouna square,) DR. A. J. CONWELL. OFFICE KTt Washington avenue, oor, Bpruoe street st. Office, hourej 10.W te U a. ra, and 1 to 4 snd t. i.a to 7.30 p, m, Putv- pay, a to 11 p, m. DR. W,B, ALLEN, OFFICB COR, fJ.CK- uwajuiu cum wfuaningion ava, evr Leonard's rhoe store) offloe hours, 10 to II a, m. and I to 4 p, m, eviln tU reldence 618 N. Waatilngton aytnue, DR, C. L, FRET. PRACTICE LIMITED diseases of the Ey. Ear, Nom a4 Throat: otlloe, 12 Wyoming are, lUsl- denWji9Vlive atrett. DR, L. M, AXES, 125 WASHINGTON avenue. Office houre, I to t a. ra.. 1.80 to t and T to 8 p. m. Residence Kd Uad tyon avenue. JOHN L, WENTZ, SI. D OFFICE'S U and CJ Commonwealth building-; resi dence TU Uadlson uve.j ofllc hours, 10 to 12. 3 to i, 7 to 8; Sundays ISO to 4, evenings at rmideno. A specialty made of diseases of thn aye, ear, nose ftndthroat nnd gynecology. DR. KAY, W PEJtN AVE.; 1 to 8 p. m.i call 2"(ia. Uls. of women, obstetrlce ana and dls. of call. Lawyers. JEJ5SUPS & HAND. ATTORNEYS AND Counsellors at law, Commonwealth building, Washington arenu. W. H. JESSUP, HORACE E. HAND, W. H. JESSUP, JR. WILLARD. WARREN & KNAPP. AT torneys and Counsellors at Law, Re publican bulldUig, Washington ave nue, Scrantua. Pu. PATTERSON A WILCOX, ATTOR neys und Counsellors at Law; offices l and 8 Library b'ulldlng, Scranton, Pa. ROB WELL H. PATTERSON, yiLLIAMA. WILCOX. ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND, Attorneys and Counsellors, Conimon- 55??y!L t?Hi.1.r!.injHoom 19 20 aml21. W. F. BOYLE. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Nos. 19 and 20, Burr building, Washing ton avenue. HENRY M. SEELY LAW OFFICES nrioejbiulillng, 12ti Washington ave. FRANK T. OK ELL, ATTORN EY-AT-ut-ljiw. Room 6, Coal Exchunije.Scran ton. Pa. JAMES W. OAKFORD, ATTOHNKY-at-ljiw, rooms 63, 64 and 65, Common woa!thbuilding. SAMUEL W. EDGAR, ATTORNEY-AT-Luw. Otflcu. 317 Spruce at., 8cruntou,Pa. L A. TTATRFS, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, 423 Lackawanna ave.. Scranton, Pa. P. P. SMITH, COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Oitlce rooms, 5-1, 55 and 66 Common wealthbuildlng. C, R. PITCHER. ATTORNEY-AT-law, Commonwealth building, Scfan ton, Pa. CCOMBGYfl, 321 SPRUCE BTR1CET. D. B. REPLOQLE, ATTORNEY LOANS negotiated on real estate security. 4i)8 Spruce street B. F. KILLAM. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 120 Wyoming ave., Scranton, Pa. Schools, SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA. Scranton, Pa., prepares boys and girls for college or business; thoroughly trains young children. Catalogue at re quest. Opens Scptembor 10. REV. THOMAS M. CANN, , WALTER H. BUBLL. MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERGAR ten and Scbol, 413 Adams avunue. Pu plls received at all times. Next term will open September 10. Dentists. DR WILLIAM A. TAFT-BPEOALTT In porcelain, crown and bridge work, Odontothreapla. Omc 104 North Waahlngton avenue. C. C .LAT'BACH, BUBO DON DENT 1st. No. 116 Wyoming avenue. R. M. STRATTQN, OFFICE COAL EX- coauge. LoauH. THE REPUBLIC SAVINGS AND Ioan Association wll loan you money on easier torms and pay you better on In vestment than any other association. Call on S. 1(. CaJlonder, Dime Bank building Seed. G, R. CLARK & CO..SEEDBSIEN AND Nurserymen; store 146 Washington ave nue; green house, 1350 North Main ave nue, store telephone 782. Teas. GRAND UNION TEA CO., JONES BROS, Wire Screens. JOS. KUETTEL, avenue. Scranton, W'lre Screens. 615 LACKAWANNA Pa., manufacturer of Hotels and Restaurants. THE ELK CAFE. 126 and 127 FRANC II u avenue. Rates reasonable. P. 2IEQLER, Proprietor. WESTMINSTER HOTEL, W. G. 8CHENCK, Manager. Sixteenth St., one block east of Broad way, at Union Square, New York. American plan, 83.60 per day and upward. SCRANTON HOUSE, near D., L. ft W. passenger depot. Conducted on the European plan. VICTOR KOCH, Prop. Architects. DAVIS & VON BTORCH, ARCHITECTS. Rooms 24, 26 and 26, Commonwealth building, Scranton. E. L. WALTER, ARCHITECT. OFFICE rear of 606 Washington avenue, F. L BROWN, ARCH. B. ARCHITECT, Price building, IU Washington avenue, Scranton. Miscellaneous. BAUER'S ORCHESTRA -MUSIC FOR balls, plonks, parties, receptions, wed dings and concert work furnished. For tHrms address R. J. Bauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, over Hulbert.s mu sic store. MEOARGEE BROTHERS. PRINTERS' supplies, envelopes, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, 130 Washington ave., Sorau ton, Pa. CABS ANU SECOND - HAND CAIt riages for sale. Also tine gins Landau. - D. L. FOOTIO, AG'T, 1533 Capouse avenue. FRANK P. BROWN CO, WHOLE sale dealers In Woodware, Cordage and Oil cloth, 720 West Lackawanna ave. !! I., Aa,i t !- ....... .L I.. - i.uti t. . .i RAILROAD TJM'JABLES Central Railroad of New Jersey. (Lhig& and Susquehanna Division) Anthracite coal used exclusively, lnmf lng cleanliness and comfort. TIME TABLe! IN EFFECT MAY 20,18H Trains leave Scranton for Plttsion Wilkes-Barre, etc., at 8.2U, S.lii, ll .'W a.m.. 12.50, 100. 3.30, 5.00. 7.2u, 11.06 p.m. Sundays D.00 a.m., 1.00, I'.ll 7.10 p.m. For Atlantic City, 8.20 a.m. For New York, Newark and Elizabeth 8 SO (express) a.m., 12.50 (express with liuC fet parlor car) 8.30 (express) p.m. Sunday? 2. li p.m. For Maui-h Chunk, Allentown, HethU hem, Kuhioii and Philadelphia, 8.20 u.m., 12.50, 3.30, 5.00 (except Phlludvlphla) p.m. Sunday, 2.16 p.m. For Long Branch, Ocean Grove, etc.. at 8.20 a.m., 12.50 p.m. For Reading, Lebanon and Harrlsbur.T via Allentown, 8Jiu a.m., 12.50, 6.00 p.iu. Sunday, 2.15 p.m. For PottsvlUe, 8.20 a.m., 12.50 p.m. Returning, leave New York, foot of Liberty atreet, North river, at 10 lex; pivHH) a.m., 1.10, 1.30, 4.U0 Ufxpresn wlttii Buffet purlor car) p.m. Sunday, 4.:10 a.m. Leave Philadelphia, Reading Terminal, 9.00 a.m., 2.00 and 4.30 p.m. Sunday, t.2 a.m. Through tickets to all points at lowes' rates may be had on application in ad vance to tho ticket ai;ent at tho station. H. P. BALDWIN, j Gen, Pass. Agent, J. H. OLHAt'SEN, , J lieu, Supt. MAY 13, 1894. Train leaves Surnnon for Philadelphia and New York via I). & 'H. R. R. at TAi a.m., 12.00, 2.38 und 11.38 p.m. via D., & W. R. It., 6.00,8.08.11.20 a.m.. and 1.30 p.m. Leave Scranton for Plttston and Wllks. Barre, via ., L. & W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08,11.29 a.m., 1.30, 3.50 6.07, 8..10 p.m. Leave Scranton for White Haven, Ha zli-ton, PottsvlUe and nil points on tlia Beaver Meadow ami Pottuvllle bianchest vlu E. & W. V., 6.40 a.m., via O. & H. It. R. at 7.45 a.m., 12.0T,, 2.3S, 4.00 p.m. via D L. & W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.3u. 3.50 p.m. Leave Scranton for Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, llurrisburg and all Intermedial points via D. & H. R. R. 7.15 a.m.. 12, ' 2.38, 11.38 p.m., via D., L & W. R. R., (;.. 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.30 p.m. Leave Scranton for Tunkliannock. To wanda, Elmlru, Ithaca, Ouneva and all Intermediate points vlu D. & H. R. R. 8 V u rn.. 12.06 and 11.35 p.m., via D., L. & V. R. R.. 8.08 a.m., 1.30 p.m. Leave Scranton for Rochoster, Buffalo. Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago and all points west via D. & H. R. R.,8.45 a.m.. 12.06, 9.15, lt.38 p.m., via D., A W. R. R. and Plttston Junction, 8.08 a.m., 1.3o, S id . p.m., via E. & W. V. R. R., 3.41 p.m. For Elmlra and the nest vlu Salumanc.Vi via D. & H. R. R., 8.45 a.m., 12.06, 6.06 p.m.. via D L. & W. R. R., 8.08 a.m., 1.30, anil 6.07 p.m. Pullman parlor and sleeping or L. V, chair cars on all trains between L. & B. Junction or Wilkes-Barre and New York. Philadelphia, Buffalo and Suspensl.j.J Bridge. R OLLIN II. WILBUR, (len. Supt. CHAS. S. LEE, Gen. Pass. Ag't.Phlla. Pa, .. W.NONNEMACHER, Asit. Gen. Pan, Ag't, South Bethlehem. Pa. Del., Lack, and Western. Trains leave Scranton as follows: Ex4 press for New York and all points EasrJ 1.40, 2.50, 6.15, 8.00 and 9.56 a.m.; 12.65 and 3.5 p.m. Express for Easton, Trenton, PhlladeW phla and the south, 6.15, 8.00 and 9.55 ojn.. 12.65 and 3.50 p.m. Washington and way stations, 3.66 p.m. Tobyhanna accommodation, 8.10 p.m. Express for Blnghamton, Oswogo, EU mtra. Corning, Bath, Dansvllle, Mount Morris and Buffalo, 12.10, 2.15 a.m. and 1.24 p.m., making close connections at Buf. falo to all points in the West , Northwest and Southwest. Bath accommodation, 9 a.m. Blnehamton and way stations, 12.37 p.m. Nicholson accommodation, at 4 p.m. anil 6.10 p.m. Blnghamton and Elratrm Express, COS p.m. Express for Cortland, Syracuse, Oswesrq Utica and Ricbtleld Springs, 2.16 a.m. uui 1.24 p.m. Jthm-a. 115 and Bath 0 a.m. nnd LS4 p.m. For Northumberland, Plttston, Wilkes Barre, Plymouth, Bloomsburg and Dani vllle, making close connections at North, umberlund for Wllllamcport, Harrlsburg Baltimore, Washington and the South. Northumberland and Intermediate sta. tlons, 6.00, 9.66 a.m. and 1.30 and 6.01 p.m. Nantlcoke and intermediate station 8.08 and 11.20 a.m. Plymouth and Inter mediate stations, 3.50 and 8.52 p.m. Pullman parlor and sleeping coaches 04 all express trains For detailed information, pocket tlm tables, etc., apply to M. L. Smith, city! ticket office, 828 Lackawanna avenue, ol depot ticket oflloa. DELAWARE AND HUDSON RAIL ROAD. Commencing Monday fJ wlllurrlve at new Lack. awnnna avenue station as follows: Trains will leave Bcran- ton station for Carbondale una in termediate points at 2.20, 5.46, 7.00, 8.26 anil 10.10 a.m., 1X00, 2.20, 8.56, 6.16. 6.16, 7.25, .1 and 11.20 p.m. ' For Farvtow, Waymart and Honesdala at 7.00, and 10.10 a.m., 12.00, 2.20 and 6.1S P For Albany, Saratoga, the Adirondack and Montreal at 5.45 a.m. and 2.20 p.m. For WllkeB-Barre and Intermedial ,ints at 7.45, 8.46. 9.38 and 10.45 a.m., 12.0a 1.20, 2.38, 4.00, 6.10, 6.05, 9.16 und 11.38 p.m. J Trains will arrive at Scranton statloiF from Carbondale und Intermediate pointy at 7.40, 8.40, 9.34 and 10.40 a.m.. 12.00, U7.2,34J 8.40, 4.54, 6.65, 7.15, 9.11 and 11.33 p.m. From Honesdale, Waymart and Far4 view at 9.S4 a.m., 12.60, 1.17, 3.40, 6.65 and 7.45 p.m. , From Montreal, Saratoga, Albany, etc.1 at 4.54 and 11.33 p.m. From Wllkes-Barre and intermediate points at 2.15, 8.04, 10.06 and 11.55 a.m., l.ltf 2.14, 3.39, 6.10, 6.08, 7.20, 9.03 and IMS p.m. , SCRANTON DIVISION. In Effect Sept. l(llli, 1804.' North Bound. South Itound. 203 203,201, 202 204 2011 ? Si!2 3 Jflllif a a .... 7 40 .... ... 755 .... .... 81V .... A uir M ....m 8 00 05 800 lilt .... 0 18 .... 0 !i3l .... U3 4I .... U40 -4W .... 845 li.W .... 8 55 308 .... t"6 58 309 .... 710 3 19 e- M 7 HI ,13(1 .131 T U7 fa s 5 37 r !K f3 43;f.-i4S 731 3 151 5 45 7 40 3 51 551 7 43 3M 551 7 4 3 Ml .M 75V 4 IN 8 04 7.M 407 807 7f 410 U ID 80) 414 814 8 04 C4 17 8 18 8 05 4 &) li-A) A U If II Stations s a K 'f. 3 4 5 (Trains Pallr, Kxecpt SumlayJ r m 7 i .Arrive In-ave N'Y Franklin St 710 700 West 4-,'liii St Weehttwken P M PM "l 15 100 KM 1:140 1-J40 Vi-iS 1-'1S 1V103 Arrive I-uve! 8-JO eio 7 5S Hancock June. Hancock Siarlielit Preston Pork Como Poyntella Ueluiont Pleasant Mt, I'liiondale Forset City t'Ai'boniialo While Bridge Miiyftelil Jei-mvn Aivhlliald Wlntnii l'eckville Olyphant 1 ilckson Throop Providence Park Place 7M 74.'i 7 S 71 7 'A' 710 70S fllMt 1140 A. 6 .11 11 34 9 8 4H M43 fll30 ftHW DIM 857 8 54 8 50 8 41 0 41 11-J3 I'll 11 IS sarins 11 11 0'J5 ti sit 6 10 e 14 11 07 1105 841 1103 11 00 830 81 f is f 105: 8 33 8 llli 10 15 8 30 Scranton p mU s 1 aljeave All tralna run dally except Sunday. f. signifies that trains stop ou aigual for paa- e"r,r'' . ........... Mecuie TWe Tll villi! Rureliasiicf"i-"et8 and ight Expi-Wto the We J. r. Andi Secure raies vis, iimai-io & western neior save money. iuy aui 'est. Anderson. (Jen. l'asi. Art, T. FlHcroft, Div. Pass. Agt., Ucraulou, 1'a. Erie and. Wyoming Vullcy. Trains leave Bcrnnton for New YorW and Intermediate points on the Erie rail road at 0.3ii a.m. and 324 p.m. Also for Honnsdale, Hawlcy and local point at (.35. 8,4.i a.m., and 3.24 p.m. All the above are through trains to and from Hom-Biliilc. An additional train leaven Scranton for Luke Ariel at R.10 p. m. and arrives at Bcrnnton from the Lnlte ut 7.4H p.m Trains leave for Wllkes-Barre, at 6.40 m. and 3.41 p.m.