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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 24, 1894.
Gathered in the
World of Melody
Interesting Xotes Concerning Musi
cians at Home and Abroad.
REFERRING TO HARP PLAYERS
Pleasing Thanksgiving Organ Recital.
Work of the Ladies' White Orchestra.
Miss Allen's Success in Wales.
Scranton's Talented Musicians.
Of the stringed Instruments In use In
orchestral and concert work the harp
la probably the least known outsl' of
the large cities. Violin, 'cello, viola and
contra-bass players are numerous,
while guitar, banjo and mandolin
fiends may be encountered In legions
in the small towns. But harp perform
ers are seldom seen except in the guise
of wandering Btreet minstrels who are
supposed to have Btrayed from sunny
Italy, and -whose efforts upon the ln
Btrument are confined to vamping ac
companiments to popular airs of the
day rendered upon the violin. Until
the arrival of the Ladles' orchestra,
opportunities in this city for listening
to the dreamy music of the harp were
few and far between. Miss Gertrude
Holyoke French, harp soloist of the
Frothlnghain White orchestra. Is
among the most talented concert harp
ists In the country, and has been en
gaged in the work almost exclusively
until coming to Scranton. Miss French
is a pupil of Heinrich Schuecker, harpist
of the Boston Symphony orchestra, and
is an earnest and enthusiastic student.
"There la no question that the harp Is a
difficult instrument to play upon," said
Miss French In a recent interview,
"yet I do not consider it as puzzling
us the violin. I have tried both. I
think much more pleasure may be de
rived from harp playing, especially in
the home circle, than upon almost any
other Instrument. Harp players are so
inre, If you can play a little bit your
efforts are appreciated, while as a pian
ist or a violinist you must be an artist
in order to attract the slightest atten
tion. I have never played regularly
with an orchestra until coming to
Scranton," said Miss French; "my ef
forts in public have heretofore been in
concerts as a soloist. I like Scranton,
and had decided to remain here and de
vote my time to teaching in case the
White orchestra went elsewhere." Miss
Frenoh Is also a line performer upon
the mandolin and is giving instruction
to a number of Scranton pupils. It Is
to be hoped that the young lady's ef
forts to create an Interest in harp music
umong the ladles of the city will be
successful. There is no Immediate dan
ger of an over-supply of performers.
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Tho "Thanksgiving Concert" at Elm
Park Methodist Episcopal churtfh will
no doubt be one of the largest attended
entertainments of the season. The
doors will be opened nt 7.20 p. m., and
will close at 8. Everybody will be wel
come at this feast of music. George B.
Carter will render the following organ
selections: The entire third overture
and wedding music of Lohengrin and
Grand Fantasle of Lemmeus, known as
"The Storm," a very realistic bit of
music. Another novelty will be "Auld
Lang Syne" as an organ duett. The
vocal selections will be of equal Import
ance in the hands of Miss Guthrlp, of
New York; Miss Dreager and Messrs.
Wooler and Thomas, of this city.
: II II ll
' The second , concert given by . the
Ladles' White orchestra at the Froth'
Ingham on Monday evening was one of
the most pleasing musical events of the
week. The entertainment was much
superior to the first concert given by the
orchestra, and was greatly enjoyed by
all present. Pauline Glldden-Chapman,
the celebrated lady cornetist, was heard
for the first time in Scranton, and her
excellent work was much admired,
while the soloists of the orchestra ac
quitted themselves in a creditable man
ner as usual. The White orchestra con
certs are among the enjoyable enter
prises in a musical way in Scranton,
and the efforts of the Frothingham
management to provide entertainments
of this kind at popular prices are com
II II II
An enjoyable evening of music is
promised by the Young Men's Christian
ussoctatlon on Monday night, when the
harp and saxophone recital will be giv
en by Mr. Meckiem and Miss Meoklem,
of New York. The combination of the
saxophone and the harp produces most
pteaslng effects and the performers are
highly recommended for the excellence
of their work.
II II II
Miss Florence Richmond, for several
years past organist at the Penn Ave
nue Baptist church, will enter upon
lier duties In a similar position at the
First Presbyterian church on Dec. 1.
Miss Richmond was selected for the
place from seventeen applicants, which,
In itself, is a high compliment to her
efficiency as an organist. Miss Rich
mond Is among the best known and
most 'popular accompanists In Scran
ton; she is a sight reader, and usually
Interprets the composer's theme with
taste that indicates a thorough com
prehension of the subject at hand. The
music committee of the First church
made a wise selection In securing the
Services of Miss Richmond.
II II II
. E. E. Southworth spends Wednesday
of each week at Factoryvllle, where he
lias been employed for many seasons
past as director of the musical depart'
menls in Keystone academy. Mr.
Southworth la probably one of the best
Instructors upon the pianoforte in this
tate. Mrs. Theodore Hemberger, Miss
Richmond, Miss Griffin, Professor Albln
Kornl ,and many other well known
pianists of thta vicinity, were pupils of
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Miss Julia Allen, violinist of this city,
was one of the stars of the American
Concert company on their recent tour
through Wales. The violin playing of
Miss Allen was a revelation to many of
the attendants at the concerts, who
could scarcely be made to believe that
America could produce a violinist of
such ability. It is stated that her ef
forts everywhere were greeted by en
thuslastlo applause and repeated en
II II II
The Thanksgiving services at the
Penn Avenue Baptist church tomor
row will be of unusual interest. Ser
mons and bright muslo appropriate to
occasion will be given. Anthems and
solos by Randegger, Dudley Buck,
Maker, Wagner and Rosslnnl will be
rung by a large choir under the direc
tion of John T. Watklns. Miss Flor
ence Richmond will preside at the
organ, and at the evening service an
orchestra will sing in the song service.
II II II
Lovers of light opera are looking for
ward with pleasure to the coming pres
entation of the "Chimes of Normandy'
under the direction of Richard Lindsay,
the well known conductor. Mr. Llnd
Bay's thorough knowledge of the work
before him is a guarantee that with
proper material the production will be
a musical success.
. II II II
Le Quatres Saloons' is to be the title
of Bruneau's. next opera. The libretto is
by Zola, but is not based on one of his
The music committee of the Penn Ave
nue Baptist church have as yet been un
able to decide upon an organist to fill the
vacancy caused by Miss Richmond's res
ignation. Following the example of Vlardot-
Garcla, Lucca, Brandt and other famous
singers, Mme. Gerster intends to open a
singing and operatic school at her villa
An English critic call Humperdlnck's
fairy-opera "Hansel und Uretel," which
is now "all the rage" In Germany, a
striking protest of German idealism
against Italian and French realism."
The Hungarian composer Czlbulka, who
died a few weeks ago, aged 62 years.wrote
five successful operettas and over tfJO
pieces for the orchestra, mostly dance
music. The most popular of them Is the
Miss Lillian Guthrie, of New York,
probably the permanent soprano of Elm
Park Methodist Episcopal churcn, win
render a solo Sunday evening. Miss Guth
rie is a flno sight reader, and is a nat
ural musician as well.
It would be Impossible to give in de
tail an account of the success of "M.
Ysaye," the great Belgian violinist, who
appeared In New York this week. Com
pared to the success of this great artist,
the Paderewskl furore was nothing. Ev
ery New York critic soeaks of his appear
ance as the greatest of any artist for
WELSH NEWS NOTES.
Y NEN YN Y NOS.
Mor dlos yn y nos yw'r nen, el nodwedd
Sydd yn hudo m hawen;
Duw mewn hedd o'i orsedd wen
Yn slarad yn.mhob sercn.
The member for Anglesey ha9 been
dubbed Palestine Lewis, in order to dtf-
erentiate him from another Thomas
Lewis, at Bangor. The member once
viBited Palestine, and on his return de
livered a series of lectures on the Holy
Rev. Mostyn Hughes, of Neath, one of
the most promising of the younger
Methodist preachers, was at one time
clerk to Lloyd George, M. P., at Cric-
cieth. Mr. Hughes has recently received
a unanimous call from a flourishing
church in Cardigan.
Richard Thomas, chairman of the di
rectors of the little Warrior Coal com
pany, Carbondale, Illinois, Is a native
of Baglan, near Briton Ferry. He la a
successful patentee, and was for some
years manager of the Glyncorrwg col
leries before he emigrated to the far
west. His son has succeeded him in the
management of the colliery.
Dean Stanley used to attribute what
ever of Imagination, fancy, and poetry
his nature possessed, to the fact that he
was descended from a Celtic stock. His
mother's people were old Anglesey
Some men travel far to meet their
fate. J. W. Roberts, of Abergele, fought
his way through the Egyptian cam
paign, and In India met and married
his wife, who Is the daughter of the late
Owen Jones, of Pensarn. His brother,
E. M. Roberts, has Just bpen appointed
manager of the engineering department
of the South Carolina railway.
The Lloyds, of Bronwydd, are one of
the oldest families in Cardiganshire. An
old tradition as to the family says that
cursed Is the Lloyd who evicts a Bron
wydd tenant, and a tenancy on the
Brondwydd estate Is therefore looked
upon as equivalent to a freehold.
As a criterion of personal popularity
the Princess of Wales may well reBt
upon the knowledge that 200,000 of her
portraits were sold in England last
The great Welsh ministerial scandal
is the greatest farce of the genera
tion. G. J. Wlllams is the pastor of a
small Congregational church at Bryn
teg, Wrexham, N. W., and Is upending
$5,000 in order to obtain $2,500 damages
for an alleged libel. His wife sold beer
during hlB residence in Pont-y-Prldd, he
has been adjudged a bankrupt, has
Jumped from tho Baptist to the Congre
gational community and vice versa,
and sat on the fence to await opportun
ities, yet he is surprised that there !s
any gfound for an opinion to be passed
upon his character as a minister of the
gospel. Welsh weeklies, strangely
enough, devote eight columns to report
ing the case, which has been heard
three times over.
T1IE WHISTLING SNAKE.
Yarns of a Truthful American Writer Out'
done by an English Production.
From the London Times.
The discovery of the Horn expedition
to the McDonnell ranges in Australia
of a remarkable specimen of natural
history called a "whistling spider,"
whose peculiarity consists in producing
a whistling noise by the simple opera
tion of drawing Its foreleg across its
Jaw, seems at the moment to be out
done. Sir William Macgregor, the ad
miniatrator of British New Guinea, is
now In the field with another extra
ordinary discovery a whistling snake,
In his latest report Sir William points
out that a large number of deaths oc
curred early this year In the Rlgo dls-
trict of New Guinea from snake-bite.
The administrator points out that the
island is Infested by a small species of
black snake, which is very fierce. The
natives declare that whenever a man
goes near one it rushes at him, uttering
sounds which they describe as resem
bling a whistle.
"Shortly before I was at the govern.
ment station," writes Sir William Mac
gregor, "one of these reptiles attacked
the government agent, but was killed
before it did any harm. A little while
before a boy of fourteen years was In
the bush near the station when one of
these snakes made a rush at him with
the usual peculiar whistling sound. The
boy thought the noise emanated from
some cockatoos In a tree, and began to
look for them. He did not discover his
mistake until he received a bite from
the reptile, from which he died in a little
while In great agony."
, Not Available.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.
The big chrysanthemum decoratlvcly
covers a large section of coatlapel, but It
will never Inspire that "gay feeling'" for
the loss of the stolen overcoat.
HER UNHAPPY FATE.
A lonely young maiden from Clyde,
As an actreBB, her fortune once tryde;
But she hadn't the pluck
To face the bad luck
Of the show, so she sat down and cryde.
A youth, far out on the ocean,
Grew ill from the ship's rocking mocoan.
with a sigh and a crlgh,
And a tear In hla Igh,
Of living, he gave up the nocean. .
"My mind's changed" said the maid to
As into a passion he throo'er.
But it made her heart ache,
To have him her ring tache, ,
And then send his lawyer to soo'er.
Once during a cortnln king's reign,
A youth loved a maiden named Jelgn,
In a fight fell tho lad,
Which was really too bad,
For hit death drove the maiden lnseign.
N?u)s of the Green'
Room and Foyer
Some of the More Important Doings
of These, Our Actors.
SOME HORSE SHOW CRITICISM
One Woman Who Thinks That the Social
Magnates of Gotham Ought to Indulge
in a More Select kind of
The event of the month, in "show"
circles, was not any intellectual feat
of sentient beings, but the phenomenal
success of Gotham's horse show.
Apropos of that now happily ended
function, an indignant woman of the
metropolis writes the following tren
chant letter to the Evening Post a let
ter Interesting even in provincial Scran
ton, where we do not have horse shows:
Formerly garish colors and Btarlng
styles of dress were affected In publlu
places only by the unfortunate members
of our sex, but now . It would seem to
be admissible for the fortunate to
flaunt flamnlngo plumage at a horse show,
to the disturbance and bewilderment of
the eyes and minds of serious spectators
who would gladly confine their observa
tion to the undeniable good breeding in
side the ring. Two women, one English
and the other American, sat and looked
long at the crowd In Madison Square gar
den the other day, In their seats observant
but unobserved. At length the Ameri
can, conscious of disloyalty and yet un
able to repress her feelings longer, ex
claimed: "Am I Imagining it, or is kII
this unutterably vulgar?" "Oh, my dear! '
replied her companion, "how grateful I
am to you for saying that! I have been
wondering how you regarded it, but would
not otherwise have dreamed of ex
pressing an opinion. It Is unutterably
vulgar. The people in the boxes are vul
gar to enduro the steady stare of this
promiscuous crowd, whose one Idea ap
pears to be money and gowns." And to
continue the good lady's train of thought,
It all seems too vulgar even to contem
plate. It Is not undemocratic to avoid
unnecessary publicity. Good society In
republican Paris escapes it easily, and so
docs all really good society elsewhere In
Europe. Let the horse show ubollsh the
promenade, and turn Its space into seats,
or If there must be a promenade still,
abolish the boxes and adopt a quiet style
of dress. In either case It will then become
truly Interesting and corarac 11 faut. If
this be not done, I would respectfully sug
gest that the names of the owners of the
boxes be given in catalogue, together
with the amount of their fortunes. I am
sure there is often a great deal of time
wasted by people not "in society" looking
at women with only half u million when
close by these were women with five cr
even ten millions.
The advance agent of Sudie Martinot
contributes the startling information
says the Buffalo Express, that Miss
Martlnot's company is the only abso
lutely blonde organization in the coun
try. Miss Martinot has extremely gol
den hair and Mr. Figman's locks may
be called auburn. J. F. Bryan has sil
very hair nnd a light complexion; Julie
Ring, the ingenue of the company, has
flaxen curls and all the others, big and
little, are distinctly the reverse of bru
nette. This Is highly Important Infor
mation from a dramatic point of view,
It is quite difllcult to conceive how the
effect on the drama of this organization
could be more marked, unless, indeed,
all its members were bald.
There are several hundred people in
the United States who write plays,
Just pause a moment and think how
many of these you recall five It Is, or
six, perhaps? Double this number and
you will Include all of those who de
pend upon their plays for support, ac
cording to a recent article in Muasey's,
Twenty-five years ago an American
play by an American author was a
thing never herd of. AVo went to Eng'
land, to France, to Germany, and even
to Italy for our new dramas. But new
dramas were few. It is Just twenty
years this present season since Bronson
Howard, the old veteran, wakened the
American public by a production of his
own comedy, "Saratoga." Howard was
then a Journalist, struggling and poor.
Today his income from plays amounts
to something like $50,000 a year. And
there's abundant room at the top for
almost any number of Bronson How
We trust we are not uncharitable
toward Mrs. Kendal. But we might as
well confess at once that we are liter
ally the prey of an unconquerable re
pugnance to this obese woman who as
sumes to tell Americans what to do and
what to think, as If her common place
inanity, lifted upon an irrational wave
of temporary American popularity,
gave her any right to dictate and scold,
We, therefore, notice with pleasure the
continued drubbing she is everywhere
receiving a drubbing well typified in
this comment of Hillary Bell:
"Mrs. Kendal has a remarkable aualltv
of local patience. When the English crit
ics sneer at her, when the English audi
ences refuse to attond her performances
when her cook goes wrong or tho house
maid cuts up high Jinks, Mrs. Kendal says
nothing, but treasures up fresh griev
ances against us. She regards America
as the cause of all her troubles of life
We had given her unexepected riches, and
maue n nanusome provision for her chll
dren, but she Is like a saucy servant who
Is spoilt by kindness. Since the famous
speech In which she declared that rhe
was the only virtuous woman on the
English stage, her country folks have re
garded her with amused contempt. Here
she is honored, petted, made much of,
anu ncre also Bne exhibits a vicious tern
per that she would not dare display at
nome. Airs. Jvenaai is a very runny wo
man, and the funniest part of her Is the
fact that she does not know she Is funny.
She tukes herself seriously while we look
upon her only as an Irritable and some
what Irrational mummer. She always
wants to quarrel with somebody, and we
are the only folks who pay any attention
to her vagarleB. Mr. Kendal, honest,
worthy man, has long ceased to take in
terest in her continual rows. He never
says a word."
The actor who can make an appropri
ate speech when suddenly called upon
to do so Is a scarce commodity In the
theatrical market. There are a few of
him, but his tribe is not numerous,
Richard Mansfield is one of them. He
Is always ready to make a speech, and
he does so without notes, easily and
forcibly. Mr. Mansfield's speeches arc
not often, however, the stereotyped
phrases of gratitude to which most ac
tors confine themselves. When he comes
before the curtain he has something to
say besides 'I thank you," and he says
it without fear or favor. Mis delivery
is a little halting, but he is always self
possessed, and the peculiarity, of his
elocution seems to add not a little to
the effect of his words. Comedian Will
iam H. Crane, says the New York Ad
vertlser. Is another good speaker. He Is
not so often heard as Mr. Mansfield, but
he talks clearly and easily. Most of his
speeches before the curtain are pre
pared In anticipation of the event, and
he commits them to memory as con
scientiously as he does his lines. John
Drew's speeches are more Upon the con
ventional order. They are short and
honey sweet with gratitude and flat
tery, lie delivers them gracefully, and
is always freely applauded, but they
are not speeches which one remem
bers the next day. Although it
Is not absolutely necessary Mr. Drew
usually prepared and commits, his
entr'ac'f effoi ts. De Wolf Hopper has
been knuwn to speak, but he very much
prefers to give a comic recitation, and
without In the least disparaging his
ability as a speaker his audience would
u good deal rather hear his stories.
Francis Wilson Is at Bea before the cur
tain, though he has at times expressed
some loudly applauded sentiments
there. Henry Irving probably makes
the best speech of any of the English
actors we have seen In this country.
Miss Terry does nothing but bow be
fore the curtain. Mr. Willard makes a
very good speech and Mr. Sothern a
fair one. Mr. Kendal speaks briefly,
but with a good deal of Belt-possession.
His wife talks better In the newspapers
than she does from the stage, and more
often, too. Very few of our American
actresses attempt much In the way of
Bpeechmuklng. They prefer being seen
to being heard and wisely.
Richard Manslleld was a dry goods
Emperor William has written a one-act
Ellle Shannon has Joined Rose Coghlan's
"Notoriety" Is the title of Hurrlgan's
Eben Plymutom has Joined the "Cotton
Marie Wainwrleht will nlav nothing but
"Daughters of Eve" this season.
Fanny Davenport will produce Sartlou's
new play, "Glsmonda," In New York on
The rumor comes that Marlon Manola
Is recovering from her nervous disorder
and will soon be in as good health as ever
Virginia Harned will star next season
In "The Dancing Girl." Maurice Barry
more will probably play the Duke of
"The Daredevil" is the picturesque title
of a new play by Arthur Shirley and Her
bert Leonard, which has Just had a copy
right performance in England.
It Is stated that an iron-bound trunk In
the office of Daly's theater, New York,
contains nearly $100,000 worth of plays
which have never seen the footlights.
Frank Ferlcy, of Burnum's circus fame,
has returned from Europe, where he wm
the guest of Mme. Modjeska. He will
represent Funnle Davenport this season.
Tim Murphy has shelved "Lcm Ket
tle." It was a failure from the first and
Mr. Murphy lost much money In it and
much sleep over It. He has a new play,
A Spokane theater has Just been mulcted
In 3SO0 because of tho fall of an acrobat
from a lofty trapeze. It was not the
acrobat who got the money, but the man
In the audience he fell on.
It is said that during the past twenty-
seven years Sarah Bernhardt has been
paid over J1,500,000 for her work on the
stage. And yet, in spite of these great
earnings, Bernhardt la comparatively
poor. Shelsthemostextravagant, as Bhe Is
the most popular actress of the age, anl
her every whim Is gratified, no matter at
NOT ALWAYS SAFE.
It Doesn't Always l'ay to Have Too Much
Tun with a Dude. '
From the Chicago Tribune. '
A dudlsh-lookhig party In a long-tailed
overcoat and turned-up trousers was
picking his way gingerly over a muddy
down-town crossing the other afternoon
when a rakish-looking party in a rain
coat and rubber boots caught sight of
The spectacle of a live walking Uude
appeals lrreslstably to the average
man's sense of the ludicrous, and the
rakish-looking citizen. Imitating the
gait and general bearing of the other,
stalked along solemnly by his side, a
block or two, in apparent unconscious-
nes of the fact that he was creating a
sensation and attracting the amused at
tention of everybody on tho sidewalk.
In going over another muddy crossing
the rakish-looking party, as If by acci
dent, tripped the dude. The latter nar
rowly escaped a fall, and as he recov
ered himself he swung his right. It
landed squarely on the Jaw, and his .tor
mentor went down us if a pile driver
had struck him.
"You can ape me, don't you know,"
he drawled, "but, baw Jove, you musn't
monkey with me!"
SOME USEFUL HINTS. ,
It pays to buy good stockings.
Flue stage bud dress stockings are
French made. .
The Spanish were among the first to
knit line stockings.
White silk stockings go with the bridal
slippers, but nowhere else. .
Silk stockings should be cleaned like
other silk goods, and not washed.
In their native land, Scotch and Irish
girls seldom wear stockings, except upon
Queen Elizabeth, In 1500, was the first
woman in England to wear knitted silk
Use a little ox gall and no alkali In
washing black stockings. Dry them
quickly In the house.
It was doubtless of the stocking that It
was first suld: "A stitch In time saves
nine" It might have suld many times
That was an unkind old fashion which
once decreed that the old Bister should
dance in green stockings at the wedding
of her younger sister.
Do not mend a hole in a stocking by
drawing It together; the strain upon the
surrounding fabric soon makes the rent
worse than at first.
O the drum!
There is some , .
Intonation In thy grum
Monotony of utterance that str!kcs( the
As we hear
Through the clear
An unclouded atmosphere,
Thy palpitating Byllables roll upon tho
There's a part
Of the art
Of thy music-throbbing heart
That thrills a something in us that awak
ens with a start,
And In rhyme t
With the chime - 1
And exactitude of time
Goes marching on to glory to thy mel
And the guest '
Of the breast
That thy rolling robs of rest
Is a patriotic spirit as a Continental
And he lAns
From the glooms
Of a century of tombs, '
And the blood he spilled at Lexington in
living beauty blooms.
And his eyes
Wear the guise.
Of a purpose pure and wise,
As the love of them Is lifted to a somo-
thlpg in the Bkles
That Is bright
Red and white ' '
With a blur of starry light,
As it laughs In silken ripples to the
breezes day and night. '
There are deep
O'er the pulses as they leap.
As thy tumult, fainter growing, on the si
lence falls asleep.
While In prayer
With the sea and earth and air
As a heritage to Freedom's ions and
James Whltcomb Riley.
Wheat Is Cheap,
Bread Is Dear
The Price of One Declines but the
Other Does Not Follow Example. .
A FRAUD ON THE CONSUMER
The Next Legislature Is to Consider a
Measure Kestrlcting Bukcrs' Pro
fits and Making More Stringent
The next legislature, which meets at
Harrlsburg, will have before it a bill to
regulate Vnp manufacture and sale of
bread, the basis of the measure being
Senators Aldrich's recent report In con
gress, which stated that bread, the chief
factor in the food of the nation, was
steadily rising in price, while flour was
daily growing cheaper. The report
called attention to the fact that a bigger
profit was nowadays being made in this
staple article of diet than in any of the
luxuries of life, and Pennsylvania
promises to lead the other states in an
effort to remedy the evil.
Wheat was never so cheap as at the
present time. Its price has fallen 40 per
cent, in three years. The price of flour
has also fallen 40 per cent, in the same
period and from 13 to 20 per cent. In the
last twelve months. Wheat is bringing
about 50 cents a bushel today, and yet
the price of bread remains the same as
three years ago, when wheat brought
$1.25 a bushel. Flour of the same grade
as that which brought $6 per barrel is
today selling for 33.50.
The baker is reaping most of the bene
fit of this enormous reduction in the
cost of raw material. There can be no
doubt that the flour manufacturers and
millers have profited by the low cost of
wheat, and it is equally certain that the
wholesale flour dealers and the retail
grocers have been benefited by the low
prices. But It is the man who turns the
flour into loaves of bread that is today
making the most money out of the
changed conditions of trade, and it is
the poor people who patronize him who
suffer the most.
Profit in Bread Making.
The first Item in bread manufacture
Is flour. Flour used by bakers for
bread making ranges In cost from $4
to as low as $2.25 per barrel, each
barrel containing 106 pounds of flour.
The $2.25 quality Is the lowest and is
used to make a coarse, dark and sour
bread. A fair average price as paid by
the ordinary baker would be $2.S0 a
Out of this 196 pounds of flour the
baker can make from 275 to 325 one
round leaves of bread, according to
the ability of the flcur to take up water,
Spring wheat, for instance, takes up
more water than fall wheat, but it will
be entirely fair to say that the average
number of one-pound loaves obtained
from a barrel of flour is 300. The aver
age wages of the operative baker Is
$12 a week.
Then there are other ingredients
used, such as potatoes, yeast and some
times alum, but their cost is very slight
and may be put down at 20 cents to the
barrel of flour. There Is also the ex
pense ot delivery, which In a small bak
ery employing but one baker is about
$12 per week, estimated at the rate of
$5 for a man or boy to drive and $7 for
a horse and wagon. In addition to all
these there Is rent to bo paid, shop
work, interest, incidental loss and capi
tal invested to make allowance for.
Ten per cent, of the expenses already
mentioned would be a liberal allowance
to cover all thf extra cost of produc
The Poor Mun Suffers.
On good authority it is learned that
tho bakers of Buffalo, N. Y., handle
thirty barrels of flour a week, while
those In Washington only handle about
fifteen, so when It Is said that a baker
in this city make's 600 loaves a day, or
4,200 loaves a week, thereby only hand
ling about fourteen barrels of flour, the
statement is well within the bounds
To make the matter clearer, let the
reader suppose that Mr. A, the baker,
has a small shop and turns out every
week 4,200 loaves of broad supposed to
weigh one pound each. The following
table will then show what it costs him
to produce each loaf:
4,200 loaves, 14 barrels, at $2.80 $39 20
Other Ingredients at 20 cents per
pound 2 80
Wages to baker 12 10
Expenses of delivery 12 00
Rent 7 CO
Total $73 50
Add 10 per cent, for running -ex
penses T 50
Dividing $80.85 by 4,200 .019. Thus
Is may be seen that at a very liberal
estimate each loaf of bread Is produced
at a cost of less than 2 cents.
In Knglund Bread Is Cheap.
For the sake of comparison it may
be interesting to note the prices of
ordinary bread in England. There
what Is called a "quartern" loaf, weigh
ing 4'i pounds, or 68 ounces. Is sold for
flvepence, or 10 cents of our currency.
and the well known penny roll of Lon
don weighs 6 8-10 ounces. Thus it is
seen that the people of England get
nearly two and one-half times as much
bread as we do for the same money.
Another point that is well worthy of
attention is the weight of the loaves,
The' law requires that each loaf of
bread sold shall weigh sixteen ounces,
but it Is not often that a customer can
purchase a full weight loaf. They run
down as low as thirteen or fourteen
ounces, and at that rate the consumer
pay about Elx cents a pound for his
bread. It has already been declared
by many charitable institutions that it
would be an excellent thing if a law
could be passed compelling bakers and
grocers to sell bread by weight.
There is plenty of room for investlga
tlon by the health authorities in some
of the baker shops, and this question
will also be taken up by the legislature,
Very many of the shops are not too
particular regarding cleanliness. When
It is considered how easily the germs o
disease may be propagnted through the
careless handling of bread, It will be
seen that the matter deserves con
INGROWING TOE NAILS.
They May Be Cured by I'se of the Follow'
From the Yankee Blade.
Much worse than corns, the ingrowing
toe nail makes llfemlserablefor the man
or woman, and no relief seems to come
from paring the nail or wadding it with
cotton. To give Instant relief to such
pain a mixture used by the best physi
cians ran be made as follows:
Procure of tho druggist one dram of
muriatic acid, and one ounce of chloride
zlne. Have these mixed thoroughly by
the druggist or perform the operation
yourself, and apply one drop to the
affected part once a day. It will not
only give relief at once, but it will last
all day . ..
Physicians and Surgeons.
DR. G. EDQAR DEAN HAS REMOVED
to 616 Spruce ereet. Scranton, Pa.
(Just opposite Court House square,)
DR. A. J. CONNELL. OFFICE! BUI
Washington avenue, cor, Spruce street,
?ver Francke'i drug store. Rusldenoe,
23 Vine at, Office hourai 10.80 to U m
m, and t to 4 and 6.30 to ISO p. m, Buu
day, 8 to 3 p. m. .
DR. W.E. ALLEN, OFFICE COR. LACK-
nwanna and wanntugton avea, over
Leonard's (hoe stare otloe hours, 10 to
11 a. m, and 9 to I p, ni.i evening at
residence, tlii N, Washington avenue.
DR. C. U FREY. PRACTICE LIMITED
diseases or tbe Eye, fcr, Nose ana
Throat: ofjloe. 128 Wyoming are, Resl
denoe, 629 Vtne street.
DR, L. M. GATES, 125 WASHINGTON
avenue, unice nouro, to 9 a, m., j.w
to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence Sot Mad
JOHN L. WENTZ. It, D OFFICIOS 63
63 Commonwealth building: resl-
Til V ,1 1 - .. . Ml - m. M
to II 1 In 1 I tn ft. Hiitulnva IXItot.
evenings at residenoe. A specialty
made of diseases of tho eye, ear, nose
nq tnront nq gynecology
DR. KAY. $06 PENN AVE.; 1 to 3 p. m.i
..-II arn 1 . . . . , J
aii uu. uia. oi wumeu, oDsietrice sua
and die. ot chll.
JESSUPS ft HAND, ATTORNEYS AND
counsellors at -law, Commonweal la
building, Washington avenue.
W. H. JKSSUP,
HORACE E. HAND,
W. H. JE8SUP, JR.
WILLARD. WAHREN A'KNAPP, AT-
torneys and Counsellors at Law, Re
publican building, Washington ave
nue, Scranton, Pa.
PATTERSON & WILCOX, ATTOR-
neya and Counsellors at Law; offices 6
and 8 Library building, Scranton, Pa.
ROSWELL H. PATTER30N,
WILLIAM A. WILCOX.
ALFRED HAND. WILLIAM J. HAND,
jLiiorneys ana counsellors, coiumon
yealth building. Rooms 19, 20 and 21.
W. F. BOYLE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Vn. 1A n r. ,1 ha T" . . I. . . , 1 .1 1 .. Tk ' I. I
HENRY M. 8EELY LAW OFFICES
in frTloe pulldlng, 126 Washington ave,
FRANK T. OKELL, ATTORNEY-AT-
mi-LAw. itoom 6, i'oai juxcnange.ecran
JAMES W. OAKFORD, ATTORNEY-
n-baw, rooms S3, t ana tft, common-
SAMUEL W. EDGAR, ATTORNEY-AT-
mw, umce, 317 upruce Bt.. Bcranton.r a.
L. A. WATRES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
va lacaawqnna ave., Scranton, Fa.
P. P. SMITH, COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
umcc rooms, n, 6i ana m common
C. R. PITCHER, ATTORNEY -AT-
law. Commonwealth building, Scran
ton, Paf ,
C. COMKGYS, 321 SPRUCE BTREHT.
D. B. REPLOGLE, ATTORNEY LOANS
negotiated on real estate security, tog
B. F. KILLAM, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
laj Wyoming ave., Scranton, re.
SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA,
Scranton, Pa., prepare boys and girls
for college or business; thoroughly
trains young children. Catalogue at re
quest. Opens September 10.
REV. THOMAS M. CANN,
WALTER H. BUELL.
MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERGAR-
ten and School, 412 Adams avenue. Pu
pils received at ail times. Next term
will open Nov. 19.
DR. WILLIAM A. T AFT SPECIALTY
In porcelain, crown and bridge work,
Odontothreapla. Office 104 North
C. C .LAUBACH, SURGEON DENT
1st, No. lit Wyoming avenue.
R. IL STRATTON, OFFICE COAL EX-
THE REPUBLIC SAV1NOS AND
Loan Association wll loan you money on
easier terms and pay you better on In
vestment than any other association.
Call on S. N. Callander, Dime Bank
O. R. CLARK ft COj.SEEDSMEN AD
Nurserymen; store 146 Washincton ave
nue; gruen house, 1350 North Main ave
nue, store telephone 782.
GRAND UNION TEA CO., JONES BROS.
JOS. KUETTEL, 615 LACKAWANNA
avenue. Scranton, Pa., manufacturer ot
Hotels and Restaurants.
THE ELK CAFE, 12g and 127 FRANK
lln avenue. Kates reasonable, r
P. ZIEQLER. Proprietor.
W. G. SCHENCK, Manager.
Sixteenth it., one block east of Broad
way, at Union Square, New York.
American plan. $3.60 per day u,ad upward.
SCRANTON HOUSE, near D.. L. ft W.
passenger depot. Conducted on tho
European plan. VICTOR KOCH, Prop.
DAVIS ft VON STORCH, ARCHITECTS.
Rooms 34, 25 and 20, Commonwealth
E. L. WALTER, ARCHITECT. OFFICE
rear of COO Washington avenue.
F. L. BROWN, ARCH. B. ARCHITECT,
Price building, 120 Viashlngton avenue,
BAUER'S ORCHESTRA - MUSIC FOR
balls, picnics, partlee, receptions, wed
dings and concert work furnished. For
terms address R. J. Bauer, conductor,
117 Wyoming avenue.over Hulbert.a mu
MEGAROEB BROTHERS, PRINTERS'
supplies, envelopes, paper bags, twine.
Warehouse, 13q Washington ave., Scran
CABS AND SECOND-HAND CAR
rlages for sale. Also fine glass Landau.
D. L. FOOTE, AG'T,
1533 Capouse avenue.
FRANK P. BROWN ft CO WHOLE
sale dealers in Woodware, Cordage and
Oil cloth, 720 West Lackawanna ave.
STILL IN EXISTENCE.
Tho World Renowned and Old Reliable
Cr. Campbell's Great Magic Worm
Sugar and Tea.
Every box gurranted to aire satisfaction
or money refundud. Full punted directions
from child to a grown person. It is purel y
vegetable and cannot positively hsrm the most
tendur infant. InaUt on having Dr. Camp
bell's; accept no'ptbeft At all Druggists, 25c.
BOVTH S"RANT0, Pi, Nov. 10, 1891.
Mr. C. W. Cropbell-Uer Sir: I hve
even my boy, Freddie, 7 years old, tome of
r. Campbell's Magic Worm 8ugar and Tea.
and to my surprise this afternoon about 2
o'clock he pasxed a tapnworm measuring
about !! feet in length, huod aud all. 1 have
it in a bottle and any person wlililng to see
it can do so by railing at my store. I bad
tried numerous othnr I emrdies reroramendrd
fur taking tapewnrtrift, but all failed. In my
estimation Dr. Campbell's la tho greatent
worm remedy in existt-nce.
Yours vjrv resnoctfullv,
PBKD BEFFNER, 710 Bosch Bt.
Noto-Tha above is what owrylody says
after once ulng. Maunfactured by C. V.
Campbtl', Lancaster, Pa. Successor to Dr.
Jouu Campbell A Son.
Central Railroad of New Jersey.
(Lehigh aud Kusquebanna Division)
Anthracite coal used exclusively, insur
ing cleanliness and comfort.
TIME TABLK IN EFFECT NOV. 18, 1694.
Trains leave Scranton for Plttston,
Wllkes-Barre, etc., at 8.20, 9.16, 11.30 a.m.,
12.4u. 2.UU, 3M, 6.00, 7.25, 11.05 p.m. Sundays,
9.0U a.m., 1.00, 2.15, 7.10 p.m.
For Atlantic City, 8.20 a.m.
For New York, Newark and Ellzabuth,
8.20 (express) a.m., 12.45 (express with But
fel parlor car), 3.05 (express) p.m. Sun
day, 2.15 p.m.
For Mauuh Chunk. Allentown, Bethle
hem, Kaston and Philadelphia, 8.20 a.m.,
12.45, 3.05, 5.00 (except Philadelphia) p.m.
Sundayi 2.15 p.m.
Kor Long Branch, Ocean Grove, etc., at
8.20 a.m., 12.45 p.m.
For Reading, Lebanon and Harrlsburg,
via Allentown, 8.20 a.m., 12.45, 6.00 p.m.
Kor Pottsvllle, 8.20 a.m., 12.16 p.m.
Returning, leave New York, foot of Lib
erty street, North river, at 9.10 (express)
tt.m., 1.10. 1.30. 4.30 (express with Buffet
parlor cur) n m Kimrinv 1 HI n in
Leave Philadelphia, Reading Terminal,
9.00 a.m., 2.00 and 4.30 p.m. Sunday 0.27
Through tlcketB to all points at lowest
rates may be had on application In ad
vance to the ticket agent at the station.
H. P. BALDWIN,
Gen. Puss. Agent.
J. H. OLIIAfSEN, Gen. Supt.
Nov. 18, 1894.
Train leaves Scranton for Philadelphia
and New York via D. & H. R. R. at 7.45
a.m., 12.05, 2.38 and 11.38 p.m., via D., L. tit
W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08, 11.20 am., and 1.30 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Plttston and Wilk
Burre, via P., L. & W. R. R., tl.OO, 8.08, 11.20
u.in., 3.50, 0.07, 8.50 p.m.
Leave Scranton for White Haven, Ha
zlcton, Pottsvllle and all points on tho
Beaver lleadow nnd Pottsvllle branches,
via K. & W. V. R. K., 6.40 a.m., via D. & II.
R. R. at 7.45 a.m., 12.05, 2.38, 4.00 p.m., via
I)., L. & W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.30,
Leave Scranton for Bethlehem. Easton,
Reading, Harrlsburg and ail Intermediate
points via D, & 11. H. R 7.45 a.m., 12.05,
2.38, 4.00, 11.38 (p.m., via D., L. ft W. R. K.,
0.11, 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.30 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Tunkhannock, To
wamla, Elmtra, Ithaca, Geneva und all
intermediate points via D. & H. R. K., 8.45
a.m., 12.05 and 11.35 p.m., via D., L. ft W.
R. R., 8.08, 0.55 a.m., 1.30 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Rochester, Buffalo,
Nlugara Falls, Detroit, Chicago and all
points west via D. & H. R. R., 8.45 a.m.,
12.05, 9.16, 11.38 p.m., via D., L. & W. R. R.
and Plttston Junction, 8.08, 9.55 a.m., 1.0,
8.50 p.m., via E. & W. V. R. R., 3.41 p.m.
For Elmlra and the west via Salumanca.
via D. & H. R. K,, 8.45 a.m., 12.05, 6.05 p.m.,
via D., L. & W. R. K 8.0S, 9.55 a.m., 1.3U,
and 0.07 p.m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping or L. V.
chair cars on all trains between L. & B.
Junction or Wilkes-Iiarre and New York,
Philadelphia, Butfulo, and Suspension
ROLLIN H. WILBUR, Gen. Supt.
CHAS. S. LEK, Gen. Paen. Agt., Phila., Pa,
A. W. NONNEMACHER, Asst. Gea.
Pass. Agt., South Bethlehem, Pa.
ROAD. Commencing Monday,
mm uay, juiy M, ui ir&ine
V will arrive .it new Lack
awanna avenue station
Trains will leave Scran
ton station for Carbondale and In
termediate points at 2.2"), 5.15, 7.00, 8.25 and
10.10 a.m., 12.00, 2.20, 3.65, 6.15, 6.15, 7.25, 8.10
and 11.20 p.m.
For Farview, Waymart and HonesdaHi
at 7.00, 8.25 and 10.10 a.m., 12.00, 2.20 and 6.16
For Albany, Saratoga, the Adirondack
and Montreal at 6.45 a.m. and 2.20 p.m.
For Wllkes-Barre and Intermediate
ilnts at 7.45, 8.46, ft.38 and 10.45 a.m., 12. U'
1.20. 2.38, 4.00, 6.10, 6.05, 9.16 and 11.38 p.m. ,
Trains will arrive at Scranton station!
from Carbondale and Intermediate points
at 7.40, 8.40, 9.34 and 10.40 a. in., 12.00, 1.17,2,31
3.40, 4.64, 5.55, 7.45. 9.11 and 11.33 p.m.
From Honesdale. Waymart and Far
view at 9.S4 a.m., 12.00, 1.17, 3.40, 5.55 and
From Montreal, Saratoga, Albany, etc.)
at 4.54 and 11.33 p.m. '
From Wtllcen-Burre and Intermediate
points at 2.15, 8.04, 10.05 and 11.65 a.m., 1.161
2.14, 3.39, 6.10, 6.08, 7.20, 9.03 and 11.18 p.m. .
Del., Lack, and Western.
Trains leave Scranton as follows: Ex
press for New York and all points East,
1.40, 2.60, 6.15, 8.00 and 9.55 o.m.; 12.66 and 3.00
Express for Easton, Trenton, Philadel
phia and the south, 5.15, 8.00 and 9.66 a.m.,
12.55 and 3.60 p.m.
Washington and way stations, 3.66 p.m.
- Tobyhanna accommodation, 6.10 p.m.
Express for Binghamton, Oswego, El
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
Bath accommodation, 9 a.m.
Binghamton and way stations, 12.37 p.m.
Nicholson accommodation, at 4 p.m. and
Binghamton and Elmlra Express, (.05
Express for Cortland, Syracuse, Oswego
Utlca and Richfield Springs, 2.16 aim, and
Ithaca, J.16 and Bath 9 a.m. and 1.24 p.m.
For Northumberland, Plttston, Wllkes
Barre, Plymouth, Bloomsburg and Dan
ville, making close connections at North
umberland for Wllliamsport, Harrlsburg,
Baltimore, Washington and the South.
Northumberland and Intermediate sta
tions, 6.00, 9.66 a.m. and 1.30 and 6.07 p.m.
Nantlcoke and Intermediate stations,
8.08 and 11.20 a.m. Plymouth and Inter
mediate stations, 3.60 and 8.52 p.m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping coaches on
all express trains
For detailed Information, pocket time
tables, etc., apply to M. L. Smith, city
ticket office, 328 Lackawanna avenue, ot
depot ticket office.
SCRANTON DIVISION. ,
In Effect Sept. IGth, 1894.
In Y Franklin St
I West 4v'nd Si
All trains run daily except Sunday.
f. aignlnet that trains stop oo algnol for pat
tenters. i 1 '
Bwure rates via Ontario Western before
purchasing tickets and tare money. Day epd
Night bpreti to tbe West. - -
J. C. Anderson, Qen. Pass. Agt
T. Fll'oroft, Dir. Pass. Agt, Scrantou, Pa.
Erie and Wyoming Valley.
Trains leave Scranton for New York
and Intermediate points on the Erie rail
road at 6.36 a.m. and 324- p.m. Also for
HonoBdalf, H aw ley and local points at
6.35. 9,45 a.m., and 8.24 p.m. .
All the above are through trains to and
from Honesdale. .
Trains leave for WllV.w-B8.rre at 6.40 av
m. and 3.41 p.m. ..
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