The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 01, 1894, Page 10, Image 10

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' (These short serial stories are copyrighted by Bacheller, Johnson & Bach
ellcr.and are printed InTheTribune by special arrangement, simultaneous with
their appearance In the leading daily Journals of the large cities).
It was late November the year after
Dr. Ashurst's death, and his two daugh
ters and their mother were In a good
deal of trouble.' He had been a man of
infinite generosities; he hud gathered
some good books and a very few good
pictures. He had made his family hap
pier than any other family in all that
region ever dreamed of being. He wag
still a good bit this side of age when
an attack of pneumonia brought him
quickly to his end. People who had
allowed themselves to tuke his talents
and gifts ! for granted were surprised
into doing him tardy honor, by finding
what recognition was given him on
every hand. Those who knew him
best praised him most, and many a city
man, who had, perhaps, only seen him
once at Bome medical club meeting,
to which on rare occasions Dr.. Best or
his little group of intimate friends be
guiled the busy and self-sacrificing
country .doctor many a city man owed
to him the best of inspiration or en
lightenment from some chance word,
or some new way of looking at old
things. "Ashurst hus more genius for
his profession than any of us," old Dr.
Best used to say.
It hud been a long, sad year since the
good man died Indeed "they needed a
doctor up at Alton," as he had said at
the beginning of his brave career.
There was many a poor soul that felt
unbefrlended now, and uneompanlonod,
with no one to look to for help, spirit
ual or mwteriul. And as for Dr. Ash
urst's own household, the sorrow of
poverty, was added to sorrow itself. The
mother and her two children were left
jeally puor, John Ashurst always
hoped to leave his family a good sum
of money, to buy a comfortable life in
surance before he should be taken
away, but the necessities of the mo
ment always hid the fear of the future.
He had lost what money he had by the
failure of a bank, and he had never
been provident. It was the rainy day
of the moment and not of the future
with which he concerned himself. Now
that the small bills that could be col
lected were all paid, many accounts
having never been kept at all and still
more forgiven it was but a poor de
pendence, and the girls were wondering
what they could possibly do. One had
inherited her father's gift of teaching,
and had gathered a little school, but it
was more a thing of love than of busi
ness, and of late she had taken the dis
trict school near at hand, and her poor
pay was the mainstay that was left.
They had always felt so rich all their
lives that they did not know how to
feel poor, exactly. In the late years
when Dr. Ashurst had been sent for fur
and wide, and now and then a large fee
came In his way, they had begun to
feel like people of fortune. And only
the last Thanksgiving day, the fort
night before his three days' ilness be
gan, what joy they had in making hap
piness for many poor households! The
old chaise had gone its rounds with a
high-heaped mound of benefactions
under the buffalo robe;' and this old
woman must have this thing to make
her happy, and the other something
else, for Thanksgiving was still kept in
all its glory of nelghborllness and good
cheer in Alton, and Christmas ltnelf
seemed to be the happier for young
people, because their elders and betters
made the most of the earlier festival.
The doctor's study, where a light was
ept to burn so late on winter nights,
wag a plain room full of books, with a
great desk and some three-cornered
chairs which had been old Dr. Ashurst's
before they belonged to our friend,
whom the elder people still call the
young doctor. There was a curious dry
odor of drugs and Russia leather bind
ings. There was a huge wasp's nest on
one bookcase, and a bust of Dante on
the other, and a beautiful old engrav
ing of Sydenham hanging on the wall.
One could not help finding it a charm
ing, scholarly sort of a place; there was
still a delightful air of sympathy and
friendliness, as of a place where people
were sure to come to tell their troubles,
and sure to go away comforted.
It was the day before Thanksgiving,
and one of the doctor's daughters, who
had oftenest been 'his companion, was
sitting there alone. She had been look
ing at the books and making a list of
some of them, about which one of her
fathers friends had written her. He
had made a good offer, out of friendli
ness, but both Dr. Ashursts had known
what good books were, and had left be
hind them some volumes of very great
value. Of course they must Bell them,
and It was a good chance, but Nelly
Ashurst loved these particular books,
and treasured them all the more, be
cause her father and grandfather had
treasured them too. She took down
the old copy of the Rellglo Medici, and
held it for a moment 'then she kissed
It and put it up again, .and went over
ito the old desk to lay her head on her
folded arms and cry. The night before
a proposal had come from her mother's
Bister in one of the'seaboard towns, that
they two should come to her to spend
the Winter, leaving the eldest sister,
Who was the teaoher, to board some
where and go on with her School. : In
the summer they could perhaps let their
house, for' Alton was near bne of the
hill towns wihere many people came to
pass the summer. "At any rate," the
aunt had said kindly, "when you are
fairly here, we can talk over plans and
do what seems best." She was not a
rich woman, and Nelly Ashurst was
grateful for such thoughtfulness, but
her mother, who had had many illnesses,
was only well among these high, dry
hills, and she sobbed to herself over
the old desk: "This is an end of our
home, an end of our home!" There
seemed to be nowhere else to look, for
the winter at least. Perhaps when
summer came they could indeed come
back, and find some people who would
come to board in the pleasant old house.
But their independence and old free
ways were assailed; they must do what
they could now, and never any more
what they wished. Nelly Ashurst
mourned with the despair of youth.
She could almost feel her father's hand
on her shoulder in kindly reproach, but
her trouble was all the more bitter,
poor girl, because it seemed in some
vague way to be a rebuke to him whom
she loved and made her hero. She had
never felt the weight of pain and care
as she felt it now. She thought of her
mother's hopeless face.
" Nelly, where are you?" said her
mother, suddenly, just outside the door,
and Nelly dried her eyes in a hurry,
and crossed the room to stand before
the bookcase In the shadow. "Nelly,
dear," said Mrs. Ashurst, coming in.
"Here are some letters, and the poor
old Dent sisters are coming up the
yard to see us think of it, this cold
day! I wish we had something I re
ally don't know how to be poor at
Thanksgiving time," and her voice fal
tered. "They shall have a pie, at any
rate, and they shall come and sit in
here In the dear study they will like
that best."
"Mother, mother, quick!" said Nelly.
"Don't mind them, let them wait a
minute. Oh, see here!" and she held a
large letter sheet before her mother's
eyes. She had turned quite gray and
pale. "I thought It was only some cir
cular, or something like that it
was directed to father. Somebody
who lived in Cuba who died last
month, has left father and his heirs
she could not hold her voice steady
"has left father in kind remembrance
of most helpful services in time of
need $30,000, to be paid at once accord
ing to directions. Oh mother, mother!"
"Let me see it, dear," said the frail
little woman, shaking with excitement
and coming back across the room.
t'Oh, if your dear father were only
here! And how often I have thought
that so many people were ungrateful,
and he always said that the poor had
the best paymaster, or that he only-
asked for happiness enough toi get his
work done, and was glad of the liberty
to use what skill he hadand now this
comes, like a gift of his provision, for
his girls and me! Why, Nelly, dear,
don't cry so!"
"TlUere are those two old Dents
knocking and knocking could you let
them In, mother?"said Nelly, laughing
and crying at once. "Oh, what a
Thanksgiving we'll have! I wish Sister
Lizzie would come. What will she say?
Fifty thousand dollars! Why, father
said once that he wished he had just
that for his old uge and for us, and no
more; It would be all"
Her mother, a little dazed, had gone
to bid the poor old guests a glad wel
come. Old Sarah, the dependence of
the doctor's household, who Boemed
entirely one of themselves, was away
that afternoon, and part of the sorrow
and uncertainty that was hardest to
bear had been in the thouujrht of turn
ing her out of her home, If they them
Helves must go. Now -the dear old
home was going on, and the UMle com
forts and helps for many a poor person
who was sick and old were to go on,
too. -.
The mystery of the legacy was never
made clear. Nelly vaguely remem
bered her father's saying something
about a sick, old man, a merchant in
Cuba, to whom he lent his thick plaid
in the oars one cold day, and to whom
he gave advice; and that was all. The
good doctor was always doing such
things, but the fuct remained that one
heart, fhat seemed at the moment to
forget his kindness, had really remem
bered, and was grateful for years of
health and activity, which he had
ceased to expect. Out of his wealth he
had made return, not only for himself,
but for many another beside.
And on Thanksgiving Day, the doc
tor's children and his wife took double
joy In doing everything and more that
they had always loved to do In the
old days. They tried to give all the old
patients who were sick or sorry, some
thing to remind them of their friend,
but indeed a life that shines ylth lov
and self-forgetfulness Is a true star of
light, and cannot be forgotten, no mat
ter In what part of our' heaven it may
be placed. .
To Juliet Corson, of New York, Belongs
This High Honor.
. To Miss Juliet Corson, of New York
City,- belongs, says the Evening Post,
the honor of having established th
first cooking-school In the United
States, and of originating the Idea of
instructing women in domestic affairs
In general. It was In 1874 that Miss Cor
son began her work,, and In 1875 the Idea
was taken up In the west, where a Miss
Allen organized a school of household
science in the Industrial University at
Champaign, III. In 1,877 similar work
was begun In the Kansas State Agricul
tural college. Other beginnings In the
ust and west having the same alms in
lew were the establishment (if a erlurse
of teaching In scientific cooking in La-
soll seminary in 1S77, under the tuition
f AIlss I'arloa; the opening of a cook
ing-school in Boston in 187J, aria of ono
n Chicago in 1881.
The Chicago school soon became very
popular, and its Instructor, Mrs. Emma
t-wing, one of the most able and in
teresting teachers of cooking in the
country, was invited In 18S2 to establish
summer cooking-school at Chautau
qua. Later Mrs. Kwing established a
School of Domestic Economy" in Iowa
Agricultural college.
ugene licld Ipholds the Medicine Man
and Rcnlly Makes Out a Strung Case.
From the Chicago Record.
Genius In every age has cheerfully
paid the tribute of its reverence and its
gratitude to doctors, and we cannot
wonder at it when we come to consider
that the dealings of the doctor with hu
manity are of the most intimate char
acter and cover the entire period from
oirth to death. , For centuries the doc
tor ha3 been riddled with, pleasantries
and sarcasms; if. he had not been good
and great he would not have been made
a target for brilliant savageries; if he
hart not been good and great, he would
have been swept away long ago by the
flood of sharp, but not always sincere.
ntlclsm. Priests and physicians have
from time immemorial come In for a
large share of what we might call sport
ive hostility; the world has laughed
over these jocularities, yet at the first
appearance of spiritual or physical dis
quietude the world has sent posthaste
for the priest or doctor. This curious
perversity is thoroughly understood by
the doctors divinitatis and the doctors
medlcinae themselves, and It was none
other than Dr. Francis Rabelais who
embalmed and illustrated it in the im
mortal couplet:
The devil was Blck, the devil a monk
would be;
The devil got well the devil a monk was
We have always thought that In this
couplet were most cleverly Illustrated
the three essentials to the perfect epi
gram as described by Martial:
'Three things must epigrams, like bees,
have all;
A sting, some honey, and a body small."
Good Nattircd Teasing.
It Is related that Montaigne used to
require of his friends that if ever he fell
sick they should not send for a doctor
until he got better. It was probably
about the time of Moliere that the story
about throwing-nwuy-the-medielne-nnd
getting-well originated, for when the
Grand Louis asked Moliere what he did
for his doctor,-the dramatist answered:
"Sire, when I m ill I send for him.
He comes; we have a chat and enjoy
ourselves.-. He prescribes; I don't take
it and l am cured."
It was probably not until after the
evolution of the country editor that the
world was apprised. In the very best of
faith, that occasionally some neonle
'died without medical assistance." And
doubtless there are few of us who have
not heard of the man who having' ob
tained a prescription for insomnia, ad
ministered it to his teething baby and
enjoyed an unbroken night's rest. These
and similar sarcasms upon the medical
profession we enjoy, not because of tlreir
truth, for we know well enough that
they have very little truth in them, but
because, perhaps, there is a teaslug
quality in them, and as Victor Hugo
has said, teasing Is the malice of good
men. ,
It has been our fortune our good for
tune to have an acquaintance with
many doctors and we agree with the
opinion expressed by the leviathan of
English letters when he declared: "I
believe every man has found In physl-
eluns great liberality and dignity of sen
tlment, very prompt effusion of bene
tioenee and willingness to exert a lu
crative art where there Is no hope of
the lucre." what we particularly ad
mire the doctor for is what he often
achieves outside of his professjon; the
avocations of the physician are notably
productive of noble results. Many of
the most successful journalists In this
country have been doctors, and so have
been, or are, many of our most charm
ing writers upon general and special
subjects. In Chicago at the present
time there is a practising physician
who has made pottery n study and
practice, and he has done more, prob
ably, than any other man tuwurd per
fectlng the glalze of nutlve pottery. Dr,
Oliver Wendell Holmes hus done more
than simply to udorn and dignify his
profession; he has adorned and ttlgni
(led American literature. The first mar
tyr to the cause of our national liberty
was a doctor; the fall of Warren fanned
to a blaze the fire of American patriot
ism. A Dr. Osborn of Massachusetts
wrote years ago a whaling song that
bids fair to outlive the giant mammal
and its adventuresome pursuit which
that song celebrated. How largely is
not science indebted to Morton, DeKuy
and Barton, and who that has read his
poems and his tales has not acknow
ledged the literary genius of Wier
Mitchell? Akenslde was a doctor, so
was Cowley, so was Goldsmith; before
the days when these literary physicians
flourished Sir Walter was proud, of his
fame as the compounder of a cordial,
and Sir Kenelm Digby was known afar
for his recipe for a sympathetic powder
which wrought wonders. We remem
ber to have read somewhere that Murat
wan a doctor, but we have never been
able to confirm this story of his earlier
life. Arbuthnot was certainly , one of
the greatest In his profession and his
literary abilities and his wit were ex
ceptionally charming. Alexander Pope
acknowledged the debt he-owed to this
physician in ministering to his Buffer
ings: "Friend of my life, which did you not
The world had wanted many 'an Idle 'song."
The Doctor in Literature,
Again the literary claims of the ipro
fesslon are to bo recognized In the
poems of James Rodman Drake, and in
the ever popular novels of Charles Le
ver. It was a doctor, Lestocq, who aid
ed Catherine materially In her struggle
for the throne;' another doctor, Ham
mond, was master to the great Racine;
Peter the Great cultivatd an intimacy
with Boerhaave; Hans Sloan provided
the neucles of the British Museum;
Madden's "Infirmities of Genius" and
McNlbh's "Philosophy of Drunkenness"
are two books that should be in every
library. Two other famous books are
Dr.. Mlddleton's 'Life of( Cicero',', and
Dr. Thomas Browne's "Rellglo' Medici"
Quoth the learned Park: "I hold physi
cians to be the most enlightened pro
fessional persons In the whole circle of
human arts and sciences." -' -"
But there.! we did not Intend to Bay so
much upon this subject.- The doctor re
quires no' defense, and If he did he could
defend himself. W have fceen led Into
this idle, desultory chat about him by
our sincere affection for him, for we cer
tainly share with all other good folk
their admiration and love for this
bright, generous, patient, ' self-Bacrl-riclnt
friend of humanity.
London Pi(Uires ,
by Richard Willis
ntcrcstinfl Kesiimc of the Important
- - Events of the Keck.
Incidents of the Czarina's Sojourn at an
English Wutcriug I'lucc-Stands as
Godmother for Twins Results of
Incessant Iiulns-Political Talk. '
Special Correspondence of The Tribune. '
London, Nov. 18. The future wife of
the czar, Princess Allx. was staying for
some time quite shortly at Harrogate,
small watering place on our coast,
and, of course, she was much watched.
She went under an assumed name to
avoid publicity, but the truth soon
leaked out and the poor girl was -fol
lowed about and stared at by rude
nonentities in the most disgusting man
ner. She appeared a most simple and
natural young lady and stopped at a
quiet house. A funny thing about her
visit -was that all she stipulated was
that there should be no children In the
house, and, strange to relate, on the
very day that the princess entered her
apartments the landlady presented her
delighted (?) hubby with twins! The
poor man was In a dreadful way and
felt In duty bound to acquaint the lady
with the news. Instead of flying off the
princess stayed on and personally stood
as godmother to the children, who were
named Nicholas and Allx. This Is a
rare stroke of good luck for the lund
lord and his prolific lady, as the place
has already been extensively patron
Used, . i
The final trial of the murderer Read
has- been the sensation of the week
Diligent "London letter" readers (and
who is not?) will remember that Read
shot a young girl after getting her into
trouble and1 left her body lying face
downward in a pool of water and then
decamped. It was shown that, though
a married man with n family, he pus
sessed several lady loves In different
parts of the land. Read has maintained
a composed demeanour throughout the
trial and Is a smart looking young fel
low. But his smartness Is of no avail,
as ho is to hang by the neck until he
Is dead. . An amount of disgusting and
cruel evidence was elicited during the
case, and a strange feature of the trial
was the evident affection for the pris
oner by family and dupes alike. A
veritable coward, too, who not only
murdered the poor foolish girl, but dis
graced his family, robbed his employers
and was the means of separating a hus
band and wife. The Judge summed up
dead against the prisoner and the jury
took but little time to come to their
unanimous) verdict of guilty. The pris
oner protested his Innocence, but would
not say where he was at the time of the
murder and he left tho court a doomed
In our last letter we alluded to the
translation of Horace by ' Grand Old
Man Gladstone; this week it is the turn
of the leader of the opposition. Mr,
Balfour lias written and published a
truly clever and profound book "A De
fence of Philosophic Doubt." We Kng-
landers are, I think, justly proud of the
honorable rivalry that exists between
the two old parliamentary champions
in the Held of letters. H Is seldom that
politicians shine in tho literary world,
but these two great statesmen are
equally successful In tho scientific and
literary studies. Mr. Balfour's book
has made a stir not one whit less than
the work of Gladstone did last week.
England has been visited by heavy
and Incessant rains and the result is
that many purts of our little island are
under water. The city of Bath Is com
pletely flooded (the name Is unfortun
ate!) and the only means of locomotion
Is by boats. The greatest misery pre
vails there and the position of the poor
er portion of the Inhabitants is serious,
la Surrey many cattle and sheep have
been drowned and the valleys are deep
with water and in many places the rail
way traffic is stopped. Around the
coast the storms have done very con
siderable damage and In many places
wiveks and daring rescues have been
numerous. The new promenade pier at
Dover has been partially destroyed and
the Calais-Dover boats have been much
delayed. The Thames hus overflowed
its banks and whule fields and villages
are flooded, even In certain parts o
London houses have two feet of water
in their basements, and unless the rains
soon cease the da magi! and distress will
be terrible.
One is accustomed to reading strange
and sickly accidents and deaths from
electricity in the American papers but
It is very seldom that fatal accidents
occur from the same cause in this coun
try. But a strange scene was witnessed
In Cannon street In the heart of the city
one day recently. A horse drawing a
carriage fell down suddenly and the
coaohman and friend Jumped down to
unharness the animal when they ex
petienced a series of severe shocks and
were obliged to escape to the pavement
Several bystanders endeavored to help,
but were all thrown to the ground and
two were so seriously injured as to
necessitate their removal to a hospital
Within a few minutes of tho horse'
death several explosions occurred and
one of the box covers of the electric
light mains was hurled In tho air. Engl
neers-soon arrived and found that the
causa of the mischief was that a leak
ago In a gas pipe had come In contact
with nn electric spark. Moral Wea
The "Masqueraders" has returned to
London very much Improved and is In
Its present Btate one of the finest play
we have seen for many a long day. It
Is one of Henry Arthur Jones' and In
Its orlglnul form it lacked interest ow
ing to the small heroine's part and
was but a duel between between the
hero and villain. Hut now we have a
breathing, Intense and Interesting wo
man and the part Is a great one and Is
undertaken by a new actress, who Is
destined to make no Inconsiderable
mark In her profession. The part of
Dulcle Lnrondle, tho flirt, the coquette
and once light-hearted and then
ashamed woman, Is admirably Illlcd by
Miss Evelyn Millard. Mr. George Alex
ander Is finer -than ever and Herbert
Waring is a fine contrast. We are
promised another of Jones' plays and
we look forward to It, as the writer of
"The Middleman" has never disap
pointed us yet.
Horse racing Is nenring Its exit for the
soason' ahd M.- Cannon conies oiit'a
little on top of T; Loates as far as win
ning mounts-go. During , the recent
racing at the Liverpool meeting a hur
dle race was declared void, owing to
a most singular mistake. In order to
facilitate the quick working of the
programme, instructions were given to
the servants of the cotirso to take away
th hurdles' fts the 'gee-gees jumped
them. - The clowns removed the hurdles
right enough, but commenced the wrong
end; the consequence belnc that the
uinpers had nothing to Jump toward
the end of the race. The owner, of
Roland Graeme la distinctly unfortun
ate, ns-he hail backed his. horse to win
k good round sum,!; ' V -U i
Our politicians are still making vigor
ous speeches alt-over the country. They
are all very much the same; the Liberals
say that Ireland shall have home rule
and the lords must go. The Conserva
tives say home rule shall not come
about and tho lords won't go, and the
Irishmen go for both parties and then
go for each other. And there you are,
don't you know. The result of the elec
tions in America seem to have found
great favor In this country, and Ameri
can business Is already looking up.
Yankee mines are claiming much more
attention, too, owing to ominous reports
from the Australian gold fields, where
the gold is suld to be playing out.
The Swazl warriors are happy now.
The queen has given them an audience.
The chiefs were delighted at their re
ception and at the cordiality of the
queen mother," and they were tremen
dously Impressed by the brilliant uni
forms and arms of the soldiers. They
were Introduced by the marquis of
Rlpon and duly delivered the loyal mes
sage they were the bearers of. After
gazing open-mouthed at the royal apart
ments, they returned to London In a
mystified state. It is gratifying to the
South African visitors to have seen the
queen and their wondrous narratives
must make a profound Impression upon
the gentle Swazl when they return.
Richard Willis.
It Is a Most Churininz Hook, l ull of
Beauty and Grace, but It Is Not True,
so at Least Thinks .Mr. Dunn,
From the New York Sun.
Thoso who have read "Trilby" will re
gard us an impertinence any statement of
reasons for the great success of the book;
to those who have not, let us say brielly
that while the story Is drawn out of the
same elements of youth and love which in
ono shape or another are tho theme of
every novelist, but somehow never grow
old or tedious, Mr. I)u Maurior has writ
ten his tale with such originality, uneon-
ventlonality, and eloquence, such rollick
ing humor and tender pathos, and de
lightful play of every little fancy, all run
ning so briskly in exquisite English and
with such vivid dramatic picturing, that It
is only comparable, In tho mass of trush
poured out under -the name of novel wri
ting, to tho freshnes and beauty of a
spring morning at the end of a dragging
winter. Many of those who have read it
think that the genius of Thackcry has
visibly descended. It is, however, a thor
oughly unique story, and once begun it is
not put down until it is llnished, by the
critic, the schoolgirl, or the man of the
The discussion about "Trilby" chlely
centers about tho book's morality. For
tho scene of the story Is laid In the bad
fairy lurid known poetically as liohemlu;
ind Tribly, tho heroine, is an artist s mod
el who earns her living by posing, nude or
draped, either in portions or In "the alto
gether, and who has, In fact, mostly by
reason of her parents' faults and her un
fortunate early surroundings, lost the one
virtue "which gives its name to all the
rest." When the novel was printed ser
ially In Harper's Magazine, certuin pas
sages were thought by the editor to be a
little too strong and were eliminated; but
these passages remain undisturbed In the
book form of the story. They nre prin
cipally those in which Trilby tells frankly
of certain incidents In her life, and the
author defends the necessities of the ar
tist's profession ns regards the use of liv
ing models. With those who think these
pussages Immoral vc cannot agree, Mr.
Du llaiirlcr has treated with candor some
facts belonging to the realm of things
which are usually understood instead of
being talked about, but he has done this
with singular manliness and dellcuy, and
with entire absence of mawkish or other
Improper sentiment. The Impression of
Trilby's character left on tho reader Is en
tirely that of a noble, generous woman
whose life Is not a sin but a tragedy.
Not an Immortal Hook.
And yet, having given the book and Its
author warm and just praise, the multi
tude of people upon whone hearts Slis
Trilby's divine feet are dancing so merrily,
must forglvo the belief In us that the story
has little share in the powerful rhyme
which outlives marble and the monuments
of princes. It Is a strong and bewitching
tale, but It Is not great. "Trilby" i a
moving piece of sentimentality which, us
such things nre apt to be, Is wholly un
ion!. It presents a picture of life which
Is striking, but false in fact and deslni.
It is not great because it is not true. For
the sumo reason, unless It Is read wisely,
It may prove to ho Immoral; and thoso
who are carried away by its fun and ten
derness may see its substantial unverlty,
if they like, by comparing It with u real
masterpieeo such as one of H.ilzac's moid
able stories. We are not thinking here
of the Improbable share that hypnotism
pluys In the story. This is, of course, a
more fantasy, though a weird and power
ful one. Hut It seems worth while to
point out plainly that grlseltes of the Lat
in quarter, in Paris or elsewhere, are not
Triiliys any more than they are George
Ellots or Clnra Hartons, unci that Mr. Du
Manner's readable fiction will do harm if
It induces any young man to believe that
the bright grisette of his acquaintance Is a
noble, great-souled creature Uko Mr. Dii
Maurlei's heroine.
Ilohcmla Not l it to l ive in.
Wo are not terribly scared about the
matter. If tho reader will keep his eyes
open, he will see clearly enough that he Is
enjoying n brilliant poetic fallacy, which
the author himself does not believe. Why,
after all the sermons about "nothing ro
chaste ns nudity," was Lllilo Billet! shock
ed horribly when lie saw Trilby naked on
the posinif pedestal? Why, following this
scene, did the great artist, M. Carrel, take
Trilby awny Instanter, and try to comfort
her, remembering "that he had daughters
of his own at home?" And why did Little
HUlee's artist companions, former believ
ers In nudity, tell Trilby that posing "fo
tho altogether" wasn't Just the thing? Wc
do not quarrel with the peots, either cf
nrose or verse, over tneir rigni to ireai
Hohemia with generous license und faii.-i-ful
exaggeration. We all of us like to
read what they havo written, unci their
words of winsome unreasonableness stir
recollections sometimes that haunt us like
strains of tho plaintive song, which Mr.
Du Maurler has made the musical motif
of his story. lint in real life tho poets and
writers, those of them who amount to any
thing, regard liohemia with merely pro
fessional affection, and they get nway
from thero ns soon as they can. When
John Hoylo O'Reilly wrote that he had
rather live In Hohemia than in any otnor
lnnd. he dldnot mean nt all what he said,
although he made a delightful poem about
It. He knewvery well, as du Manner
knows, that it Is an Interesting place to
visit, but there are no more pitiable spec
cles In the world than the men who stay
there and grow old there; and that in
truth. It should be sung about ns the land
which was found once and happily lost, us
Carcassonne Is tho country which we are
nlwavs looking for and never find.
Therefore, we advise everybody to read
Mr. Du Miuirier's story, and to remember
that it is all sentiment, und that It Is not
so.' Charming, Impossible Trilby!
Woman Suffrage Vindicated.
Kate Field.
Fifty-five per cent, of the votes In Colo
rado was cast by women, and Governor
Walte inny well say that "the women did
it." . The wives of wprklngmcn have some
thing' to say '-now,- and starvation has
made thorn realize tho fallacy of theories,
Of what avail to make laws favoring a
special class If thoso drivo capital out of
the state and depreciate values so that
poverty becomes the rulo and enterprise
is stifled?
What Woman Never Docs,
From tho Albany Argils. '
. A woman never marries the man she
pltlesnor pities the man she nlarries, '
Physicians and Surgeons. .
to 610 ,,Spruce uruet, Scranton, pa,
(Just opposite Court Hqpge Bquare,
Washington avenue, cor. Spruce street,
; over Ftancke's drug- store, Residence,
72a Vine Bt, Office hours) 10.3Q to Ifl a,
m, and 2 to i and 6.30 to 7,80 p, m, Buu
day. t to a p. m.
nwanna and Washington aves.) over
Leonard's shoo store) oltlce hours, 10 to
IS n. rn, and 3 to p, m,: evening at
residence, C12 N. Washington ftvtnuo.
discuses of the Eye, Ear, Nose end
Throat; olllco, 122 Wyoming ave, Resl-
avenue. Office hours. 8 to 0 a. m.. 1,8)
to 3 and T to 8 p, m, Raaldonco 803 Mal
taon avenue.
and 63 Commonwealth tutldlne; resi
dence 711 Madluon ave.j ohlce hours,
10 to 12, S to 4, 7 to 8: Sundays 3.80 to ,
evenings at residence. A specially
made of diseases of the eye, ear, nose
ana throftt nnrt pynecolosy.
DR. KAY, JOB PENN AVE. ; 1 to 3 p. m.i
call SWC2. DIs. of women, obstetrlce and
ttud. dls. of chiL
.Counsellors at law, Commonwealth
building, Washington avnnuo.
tornrys and Counsellors at Law, Re
publican buildlne, Washington ave
nue, Scrauton, Pa.
and Counsellors at Law; oillces 6
and 8 Library buildlu?, flora nton, Pa.
Attorneys and Counsellors, Common
cealth building. Roora3 19, 20 and 21.
Nos. 19 and 20, Burr building, Washing
ton avenue.
In Price building, 128 Washington ave.
Room 5, Coal Exchange.Bcran
ton. Pa.
room3 C3, 64 and 05, Common
wealth building.
Olllco. 317 Spruce St., Bcranton.Pa,
23 Lackawanna ave., Scranton, Pa.
ci rooms, m, tw ana Mi common
wealth buildings
law, commonwealth building-. Scran,
ton. Pa.
negotlatod on real estate security. 408
ppruce street.
io Wyoming ave., Meranton, Pa.
Bcranton, Pa., prepares loys and irlrls
for college or business; thoroughly
trains young children. Catalogue at r
quest. Opens September 10.
ten and School, 412 Adams avenue. Pu
pils received at all times. Next term
will open Nov. 19.
in porcelain, crown and bridge work,
Odontothreupia. Office 101 North
Washington avenuo.
1st, No. US Wyoming avenue.
Loan Association wll loan you money on
easier terms nna pay you better on in
vestment than any other association
Call on S. N. Callender, Dime Bank
Nurserymen; store 148 Wanhlnirton ave
nue; green house, 1260 North Main ava
nuo, utore telephone 782.
Wire Screens.
avenue. Hcramun, Pa., manufacturer of
V lro bereens.
Hotels and Restaurants.
THE ELK CAFE, 12.1 end 12? FRANK-
lln avenue. Rates reasonable.
P. ZIEGLER, Proprietor.
W. G. SCHENCK. Manager,
Sixteenth St., one block east of Broad
wit. at Union Sauaro. New York.
American plan. X3M por day and upward
SCR ANTON HOUBE. near D.. L. & W,
passenfror depot. Conducted on the
European plan. VICTOR KOCH, Prop.
Rooms !4, 25 and 26, Commonwealth
building, Srranton.
rear of COO Washington avenuo.
Price building, 120 Washington avenue
balls, ulcnlcs. imrtles. receptions, wed
dings and concert work furnished. For
terms aililress u. J. uauer, conductor.
117 Wyoming avenuo.over Hulbort.s mu
sic store.
tiuppllos, envelopes, paper baura, twine,
Warehouse, 130 Washington avo., Scran.
ton, iJa,
rlos fur sale. Also fine cla.-tu Lundau,
1533 Capouse avenue.
sale dealers In Woodwaro, Cordage and
Oil cloth, 720 West Lackawanna ava.
Rooms 1 and 2 Commowealth Bld'g,
Lafllln & Rand Towder Co.V
Orange Gun Powde
Electric Batteries, Fubcs for cxplod-
' . Ins blasts, Safety Fuse and
Repauno Cbomical Co.'s High Explosive;
Central Railroad of New jersey.
I uenit;n auu Misquuuuntm Division) 1
Anthracite coal used exclusively, insur.
UK cleanliness and comfort.
Trains leave Kcranlnii fur l'ltlHion-
Wilkcs-Barre, etc.. at 8.20, 9.15, 11.30 a.m..'
l-'.43, U.0O, 3.(6, 5.W, 7.25, 11.05 p.m. Sundays,
w u.m., i.w, lu, y.iii u
For Atlantic City, 8.20 a.m.
For Nw York. Newark and Elizabeth.
20 (express) a.m.. 12. -15 iMiirm with But. .
fet MU lor car). 3.0 (exm-uss) u.m. Suiw .
day, 2.15 p.m.
i'or iwauch tlnink, Allentown, lietnie
horn, Euston and 1'hlladvlphia, 8.20 a.m., .
12.45, 3.05. 5.00 (exceut l'hlladelohla) D.m. '
iimlay, 2.15 p.m.
For L.onir lflr.-mnh (Vonn f!rnv ptn.. at
8.20 a.m., 12.45 p.m.
For Rpiifllnu- 1 hflnnn nnrt TTn rHshlirtf.
via Allentown, 8.20 a.m., 12.45, 6.00 p.m..
- - .i.i,inr, o.JU tl.II!., J.O y.iii.
Returning leave New Vm-lc. font of Lib-
rty street, North river, at 9.10 (express) i
in., l.:to 4 an with, -t
parlor car) p.m. Sunday, 4.30 p.m.
JC" i "ouueipnia, Heading Terminal,
.00 a.m., 2.00 and 4.30 u.m. Sunday li.27
Through tiekrts to all nolnts at lowest
rates may be had on application In ad-
auto iu ma uiKei agent at tne Htaiion.
tl. r. HAbUWliN,
flon. l.i Airpnt-
J. H. OLIIAUSEN, Gen. Supt.
Commencing Monday,
aay, juiy w. an tra ns
willarrive sinew Lack-'
awanna avenue station
as follows:
TraiiiB will leave Scran.
ton station for Carbondale and in-
turmediate points at 2.20, 5.15, 7.00, 8.25 and
10.10 a.m.. 12.00. 2.20. 3.05., 6.15, 7.25, D.llt
and 11.20 p.m.
For l'arview, waymart ana nonesaan
at 7.00, 8.25 and 10.10 a.m.,12.00, 2.20 and 6. IS
vqt A many, taratoga, tne AdironuacKi ,
and Montreal at 5.45 a.m. and 2.20 p.m. '
tor wilKes-Harro and intcrmeulat .
bits at 7. 40. 8.45. 9.38 and 10.40 a.m.. 12.05j
1.20, 2.38, 4.00, 5.10, C.05, 9.16 and 11.33 p.m. ,
Trains will arrive at Scranton station)
from Carbondale and intermediate points
at 7.40, 8. 10, 9.34 and 10.40 a.m., 12.00, 1.17,2,341
8.40, 4.54, 5.05, 7.46. 9.11 and 11.83 p.m.
iTom iionesuaie, waymart anu ar
view at 9.34 a.m.. 12.00, 1.17. 3.40. 6.55 and
7.45 p.m.
Prom Montreal, Saratoga, Albany, etc.l
at 4.54 and 11.33 p.m. '
From Wllkes-ltarro nnd intermcdlat
points at 2.15, 8.04, 10.05 and 1.05 a.m., 1.1U
2.14, 3.39, 6.10, C.08, 7.20, 9.03 and 11.18 p.m. ,
Nov. 18, 1804.
Train lenves Scrnnton for Philadelphia
and New York via. D. & H. R. R. at ".45
a.m., 12.03, 2..1H and 11.38 p.m., via I)., L. He
W. K. R., (i.00, 8.0J. 11.20 am., and 1.30 p.m
Leave Scranton for Plttstnn and WilkflS-
Barre, via I)., L. & W. R. II.. G.00..8.0S, 11.29
a.m., 3.0O, G.07, 8.00 p.m.
Leave Scranton for White Haven, Ha
zleton, Pottsvlllc and all points on tho
ueaver .ucnuow anu i'ottsvuie urancnes, ,
via E, & W. V. IX. R 0.40 a.m., via D. & If.
K. R. at 7.43 a.m., 12.00, 2.38, 4.00 p.m., via
1)., L. : W. R. It., (i.oo. 8.08. 11.20 a.m., 1.30,
3.50 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Bethlehem, Easton,
Reading, HarrlshurK and all Intermediate
joints via D. & H. It. It., 7.45 a.m., 12.0v
:.-J8, 4.00, ll.:,i).m.. via D.. L. & W. R. Ii..
i.UO, C.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.311 p.m.
Leave Scranton for Tunkhunnoek, To-
wandu, Klmlia, Ithaca, Cuneva and all
ntermedUite uolnts via D. & H. H. R.. 8.13,
a.m., J2.00 and 11.30 p.m., via D L. & W.,
K. K., s.os, a.m.. 1.30 p.m.
Leave Hcraiuon lor Kociiester. nuitaio.
NiuKUiu Falls, Detroit, Chicago and all
points west via 1). r H. R. It.. 8.45 a.m.,
I2.0j, it.ia, 11.38 p.m., via 1)., L. & v. it. K.
mil Pittston Junction. 8.08. 9.53 a.m.. 1.30.
j.Oo p.m., via E. & W. V. R. It., 3.41 p.m.
r or r.imira anu tne west via Miiamunea,
via D. H. K. K.. 8.45 a.m.. 12.05. 6.05 p.m..
via D., L. & W. R. R 8.08, 9.55 a.m., 1.30,
ami 6.07 p.m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping or L. v.
hair ears on all trains between L. & 11.
Junction or AVIlkes-Harre and New- York.r -
Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Suspension
KULLiiN H. wiltvuk. aen. aimt.
CHA8.S.LEH, den. Pass. Ast., Plilla., Pa.
,. W. NONNK.MACHEU, As;;t. Ueu.
Tass. Agt., South Bethlehem, Pa. 1
Del., Lack, and Western.
Trains 1eavo Scranton as follows: Ex
press for New York and all points East,
1.40, 2.0o, 5.13, 8.00 and 9.05 a.m.; 12.05 and 3.0J
Express for Easton, Trenton, Philadel
phia and the south, 0.15, 8.00 and 9.55 a.m.,
12.00 and 3.00 p.m.
Washington and way stations, j.iw p.m.
Tobyhanna accommodation, 6.10 p.m.
Express for BiiiKhumtun, Oswego, El
mlra, Corning, Hath, Dansvllle, Mount
Mori-Is and liuffnlo, 12.10. 2.S5 a.m. and 1.24
p.m., making close connections at Buf- ,
falo to all, points in tho West , Northwest
and Southwest.
Hath accommodation, 9 a.m.
Hliutliuintoii and way stations, 12.37 p.m.
Nicholson accommodation, ut 5.15 p.m.
Hliigliaintou and Elmira Express, 6.05
Express for Cortland, Syracuse, Oswego
I'tica and Riehlluld Springs, 2.30 a.m. and
I 21 p.m.
Ithaca, 2.33 and Bath 9 a.m. and 1.24 p.m.
For Northumberland, Pittston, Wilkes-,
i'.ane, Plymouth, Bloomsburg und Dan
ville, making close connections at North--
linilMM'HUlll lor iiiiuiimi'ui i, iimiwimii,,
Bnltlmore, Washington and the South.
Northumberland and intermediate sta
tleiis. (i.u.'i. 9.05 a.m. and 1.S0 and 6.07 p.m. '
NaliticoUe und Intel-mediate stations,
S.08 and 11.20 a.m. Plymouth and inter
mediate stations, 3.50 and 8.52 p.m.
Pullman parlor und sleeping coaches on
all express trains
For detailed information, pocket time
tables, etc., apply to M. 1,. Smith, city
ticket otlice, 328 Lackawanna avenue, of
depot ticket ollice.
In Effoct Sept. ICth, 1801.
th Hound. South Bound. -
V JT a t Mr-Vf
'205 2031301 i02 04 iiOtt
?B UjB Etations W I 9
U gfi U (TWlns Dan. J I J'
J y. H Except Huntlay) ;fl " J -
p Ml Arrive Leave AM , .
.... 7C.. . NY Franklin St .... 740 ....
.... 710 .... West 4'.'nil Hi IX'
7 00.... Weehawken .... 810..,.
P u P III Arrivi) Leave A MP M ....
Xao 1 i: .... UaTieock Juuu. 0 00 S 05 ....
610 100 .... Hancock 0 00 211 ....
758 150 Htarlijrla 018 ....
7 51 1J40 .... Preston Park 0 Si 231 .... '
74.-) 1J40 .... Como 03J 241 .... ,
731 la--i .... Povntt'llo 040 250 ....
7 SI lit 1H .... Dflniont 045 251 ....
til 12 IW .... TleasaiitML 0"5 30U ....
710 fll.VJ ... Uniondnlo Alls 300 ....
708 11 40 A M Koi-setfity 7W H9,'
6 11 1184 1 13 Carbondale 7 24 3 St 5 31
64S C1130 OK' White llriiltfO 7 27f3 3s!537
CO 43 fit mi Maytleld fi S3 13.44,(5 44
641 11 23 WO'I JeritiTii 731 ; 3 45 B45
0 3.'. 11 18 855 Archibald 7 40 3 M 5 51 ,
OS-.' 11113 851 Winton 743 351 5 51 ,
0 211 1111 8. Vl Peckville 7 4H 3 50 5 59
625 1107 B4I Olvpliant 752 401 004
0 21 11 (V 8 41 lUckson 7 54 4 07 007
0 10 11 03 8 3.1 Throop 75 410 810
011 11 00 8 3'i Provlileuee 8 (XI 414 014 '
(0 18 111157 8 33 Park Place 8 02 (117 919-
6 10 10 55 8 30 Scranton 805 420 0 20
P m A ma M Leave Arrive A wp mp ii ,
All trains run dnily except Sunday,
f. sin'nitlea that trains stop on signal for pu
senera. Secure rate via Ontario & Western befors
purchnsliiK tickets nml tuivo money. Day and -Night
Kipress to tho West.
J. C. Anderson, 01 en. Vans. Agt,
T. Flltcroft, Piv, Pass, Agl, Sciantou, Pa.
Erie and .Wyoming Valley.
Truins leav Scranton for New York'
nii'l Intermediate points on the Kilo rail
road nt 6.35 a.m, and 324 p.m. Also for,
Honcsdrde, Haw ley and local points at
6.35. 9,40 a.m., and 8.24 p.m.
All the above re through trains to am)
from llonesdale.
Trains leave for Wilkes-Uarrc at .40 a.
m." and J. 41 p.m, " "" 1