The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 05, 1894, Page 6, Image 6

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The youth cringed as if discovered
at a crime. By Leavens, they had won
lifter all. The imbecile lino had. re
mained and become victors. Bo could
heur cheering.
lie lifted himself upon his toes and
looked in the direction of the fight.
iA yellow fog lay wallowing on the tree
tops. From beneath it cams' the clat
ter of rauskotry. Hoarse cries told of
an advance.
He turned away, amazed and angry.
;lIo felt that he had been wronged,
i .He went from the field into a thick
woods as if resolved to bury himself,
die wished to get out of .hearing of the
'crackling shots which were to him like
' He went fur, seeking dark and intri
cate places.
' After a time the sound of musketry
grew faint and the cannon boomed in
ithe 'distance. The sun, suddenly ap
parent, blazed among the trees. A
woodpecker stuck his impudent head
around the side of a tree, A bird flew
.on llffht-heartod wine.
Off, was the rumble of death. It
Bcemcd now that nature had no ears. .
' He went again into the deep thickets.
iTlie brushed branches made a noise
'that drowned the sounds of cannons.
IIo walked on, going from obscurity
into .promises of a greater obscurity.
At length he reached a place -where
the high, arching boughs made a
chapel. Ho softly pushed the green
doors aside and entered. Pine needles
were a gentle brown carpet. There
was a religious half-light.
Near the threshold, he stopped hor-Tor-stricken
at the sight of a thing.
He was being looked at by a dead
man who wus seated with his back
against a column-like
Tho corpse was
dressed in a uni
form that once
had been blue,
but was now
faded to a mel
ancholy shade of
green. The eyes,
staring at the
youth, had
changed to the
HE Stopped iioiii?or-
1 . stricken. -dull hue to be
seen on the side of a dead fish. The
mouth was opened. Its red had changed
to an appalling yellow. Over the gray
skin of the face ran little ants. One
was trundling some sort of a bundlo
.along the upper lip.
The youth gave a shriek as he con
fronted tho thing. lie was, for mo
ments, turned to stone, before it. He
remained staring into the liquid-looking
eyes. Tho dead man and the liv
iug man exchanged a long look. Then
:the youth cautiously put one hand bc-
Diind him and brought it against a
.tree.: ' Leaning upon this, he retreated,
!step by step, with his face still toward
'tho thing.' He feared, that if he turned
his back, the body might spring up and
Stealthily pursue him.
I The branches, pushing against him,
threatened to throw him over it. His
lunguided feet, too, caught aggravat
ingly in brambles. And, with it all,
he received a subtle suggestion to touch
the corpse, As he thought of his hand
lupon it, he shuddered profoundly.
( At ' lost he burst the bounds which
had fastened him to the spot and fled,
unheeding the underbrush. lie was
pursued by a 6ight of the black ants
cwarming greedily upon the gray face
pnd venturing near to tho eyes.
. After a time he paused, and, breath
less and panting, listened, lie imag
ined some strange voico would come
jfrom the dead throat and squawk after
ihim in horrible menaces.
, The trees about the portal of the
chapel moved Blightly in a foft wind.
A sad silence was upon the little guard
ing edifice.
! The trees began softly to sing a
Ihymn of twilight. The burnished sun
sank until slanted bronze rays struck
the forest. There was a lull ' in tho
noises of insects as if they had bowed
(their beaks and were making a de
ivotional .pause... There' was silence
save for the chanted chorus of tho
Then, upon this stillness, there sud
denly broke a tremendous clungor of
sounds. A crimson roar came from the
distance. . -
I The youth stopped, no was trans
fixed by this terrific medley of all
tooises. It was as if worlds were being
Tended. Thero was the rippling sound
of mifsketry and the creaking crash of
.the artillery.
His mind flew in all directions. He
conceived the two armies to be at each
other panther-fashion. 'Ho listened
for a time. Then he began to run -in
tho direction of the battle. He saw
.that it was an ironical thing for him to
ie running thus toward that which
ho had been at suuh pains to avoid.
JUut he said, in substance, to himself
that If the earth and moon were about
(to clash, many persons would doubtless
plan to get upon roofs to witness tho
common. '
I As he ran, he became aware that the
forest had stopped its music, as if at
last becoming capable of hearing tho
foreign' sounds. The trees hushed and
Stood motionless. Everything seemed
jto be, listening to the crackle and
clatter and ear-shaking thunder. The
chorus pealed over the still earth.
. It suddonly occurrod to tho youth
that the fight in which he bad been.
was, after all, but perfunctory pop
ping. ' In the hearing of this present
jdln, he was doubtful if he had seen
real battle-socnes, .This uproar eic
plained a . celestial battle; It was
tumbling hordes a-struggle in the air,
lie went rapidly on. He wished to
come to the edge of the forest tnat ne
might peer out
As he hastened, there passed through
his mind pictures of stupendous con
flicts. His accumulated thoughts upon
euoh subjects were used to form scenes.
The noise was as the voice of an elo
quent being, describing.
, 'Presently he was where he could
e . wpg . gray wans oi vapor,
iwhere lay battle lines. The voices of
Icannon shook him.. Tho musketry
Bounded in fowt irregular surges that
played havoc with his eara. IIj stood
regardent for a moment. . His eyes had
an awe-struck expression;. He gawked
in the direction of tho fight.
Presently he proceeded again on his
forward way. Tho battlo was like tho
grinding of an immense and tcrriblo
machine to him. . Its complexities and
powers, its grim processes, fascinated ',
him. lie must go close and see it pro
duce corpses.
Ho came finally to a road from which
he could see in the distance dark and
agitated bodies of troops, smoke
fringedi In tho lane wus o blood
stained crowd streaming to the rear.
The' wounded men were ' cursing,
groaning and wailing. In tho air, al
ways, was a mighty swell of sound
that it seemed could sway the earth.
With tho courageous words of the ar
tillery and the spiteful sentences of tho
musketry were mingled red cheers. And
from this region of noises camo tho
steady current of tho maimed.
One of the wounded men had a shoe
ful of blood.. He hopped like a school
boy in a game. He was laughing hys
terically. ;
One was swearing that he had been
shot in the arm through the command
ing general's mismanagement of the
Another had the gray seal of death
already upon his face. His lips were
curled in hard lines and his teeth were
clenched. His hands were bloody from
where he hud pressed them upon his
wound. He seemed to be awaiting tho
moment when ho should pitch head
long. Ho stalked like the specter of a
soldier, his eyes burning with the power
of a sture into the unknown.
Thero -were' some who proceeded sul
lenly, full of anger at their wounds
and ready to turn upon anything as an
obscure cause.
The youth joined the crowd and
marched along with it. The torn bodies
expressed the awful machinery in
which the men had been entangled.
Orderlies and couriers occasionally
broke through the throng in the road
way, scattering wounded men right and
left, galloping on, followed by howls.
The melancholy march was continual
ly disturbed by the messengers and
sometimes by bustling batteries that
came swinging and thumping down
upon them, the officers shouting orders
to clear the way. ' .
There was a tattered man, fouled with
dust, blood and powder stain from hair
to shoes, who trudged quietly at the
youth's side. He was listening with
eagerness and much humility to tho
lurid descriptions of a .bearded ser
geant. His lean features wore an ex
pression, of awe and admiration. Ho
was like a listener in a country store
to wondrous tales told among tho sugar
barrels. ': He eyed the story-teller with
unspeakable wonder. His mouth was
a-gap in yokel fashion.
The sergeant taking note of this gave
pause to his elaborate history while ks
administered a sardonic comment, "lio
careful, honey, you'll be catching flies,"
he said.
The tattered man shrank hack
After a time ho began to sidle near
to the youth and in a diffident way
tried to make him a friend. His voice
was gentle as a girl's voico and his
eyes were 'pleading. Tho youth saw
with surprise" that the soldier had two
wounds, .one in the head, bound
with a blood-soaked rag and the other
in the arm, making that member
dangle like a broken bough
'After they had walked together for
6ome time, tho tattered man mustered
sufficient courage to speak. "Was
pretty pood fight, wasn't it?" he timidly
said. Tho youth, deep in thought,
glanced up at the bloody and grim
figure with its lamb like eyes. "What?'
"Was pretty good fight, wasn't it?"
"Yes," said the youth, shortly. Ho
quickened his pace.
But the other hobbled industriously
after him.
' "Was pretty good fight, wasn't it?"
he persisted, in a small voice. And
then he achieved the fortitude to con
.tinue: "Dern ino, if I over see fellers
fight so. Laws, how they did fight.
knew tho bys would lick when they
once got square at it. Tho boys ain't
had bo fair chance up to now, but, this
time, they showed what they was.
knew it would turn out this way. You
can't lick them boys. No sir. They're
fighters, they bo."
lie breathed a deep breath of humble
His homely face was suffused with a
light of . love for the army which was
to him all things beautiful and power
After, a time, ho turned to tho youth.
"Where you.hit, old boy?" he asked in
a brotherly tone.
Tho youth felt instant panic at this
question, although at first its full im
port was not borno in upon him.
'"What?" he asked. - '
"Where you hit?" repeated tho tat
tcred man'., ,,- :'.&'
"Why?"' began, tho youth. "I I
that iswhy I " ' " V :
Ho turned away suddenly and slid
through the crowd. His brow wus heuv'
ily flushed, and his fingers were pick'
ing nervously at ono of his buttons.
He bendod his head and fastened his
eyes studiously upon, the button as if
it were a little problem.
The tattered man looked after him
in astonishment.
The youth fell back in tho procession
until the tattered soldier was not in
sight. Then ho started to walk on
with others. '
, But ho was amid wounds. Tho mob
of men was bleeding. Because of tho
tattered soldier's question, he now felt
that his shamo could be viewed. He
was continually casting side-long
glances to see if the men were contem
plating the' letters of .' guilt he felt
burned into his brow.
At' times he regarded the wounded
soldiers in an envious way. Ho con
celved persons with torn bodies to be
peculiarly happy. Ho wished that ho
too, had a wound a little red badge of
The spectral, soldier was at his side
like' a' stalking reproach. The man's
eyes were still fixed in a stare into the
unknown. His gray,, appalling face
had attracted attention in the crowd,
and men, slowing to his dreary pace,
were walking- with him. They were
discussing his plight, questioning him
and giving him advice. In a dogged
.way he repelled them, signing. to- them
to go on and leave him alone.
' The shadoWs of his face were dcepr
enlng and his tight Hps seemed hold
ing in check the moan of great despair.
There could be seen a certain stiffness
in the movements of his body, as if he
were taking infinite care not to arouse
lhJassjpns sl big TKmnis,. As he
went on he seemed always looking for
a place, like one who goes to choose a
. u ' ... ...
grave. '. .: . "- v..
ciometning in tnc gesture oi tnc man
as he waved the "bloody 'and -pitying
Boldicrs away made the youth start as
if .bitten.' lio yelled in horror.-"Tottering
forward, ' he laid a 'quivering
hand upon the man's aim-. As tho hit
ter slowly turned his wax-likd features
toward him the youth screamed: .
"Gawd! Jim Conklin!"
The tall soldier made a little, com
monplace smile. "Hello; Flem!" he said.
Tho youth swayed on his legs, and
glared strange
ly. Ho stuttered
and stammered.
"Oh, Jim oh,
Jim oh, Jii."
The tall sol
dier held out his
gory hand.
Thero was a cu
rious red and
blaejt combination-
of new
bl'ood and old
blood ' upon it.
"Where yeh
5 been, Flem?" he
"gawd! jim cohk- asked. He con!" tinucd in a mo
notonous voice. '.' I thought maybe
you got i keeled over. There's been
thunder to pay to-day. I was worry
ing about it a good deal.;'
The youth still lamented. "Oh, Jim
oh, Jim oh, Jim." . , . -;
"Yeh know," said the tall soldier, "I
was out there." Ho made a careful
tfesture. "An', Lord, what a circus.
And, b' jlminy, I got shot I got shot.
Yes, b' jiminy I got shot." He reiter
ated this fact in a bewildered way as
if he did not know how it came about.
Tho youth put forth anxious arms to
assist him, but the tall soldier went
flrnily on as if propelled. Since the
youth's arrival as a guardian for his
friend, tho other wounded men had
peased to display much interest. They
occupied themselves again in dragging
their tragedies toward the rear.
Suddenly, as. the two friends marched
on, the tall soldier seemed to be over
come by a terror. His face turned to a
(emblance of gray paste. He clutched
the youth's arm and looked all about
him, as if dreading to be overheard.
Then he began to speak in a shaking
"I tell yeh what I'm 'fraid of, Flem
I'll tell yeh what I'm 'fraid of. I'm
fraid I'll fall down an' then yeh know
them damned artillery wagons they
like as not '11 run over me. That's what
I'm 'fraid of."
The youth cried out to him hyster
ically: "I'll take care of yeh, Jim. I'll
take care of yeh. I swear to Gawd I
; "Sure will yeh, Flem?" tho tall sol
dier beseeched.
' "Yes, yes, I tell yeh I'll take core
of yeh, Jim," protested tho youth. He
could not speak accurately because of
the gulping in his throat.
; However, the tall soldier seemed sud
denly to forgot all thoso fears. He bo
came again tho grim, stalking specter
of a soldier. He went stonily forward.
Tho youth wished his friend to lean
upon him, but the other always shook
his head and strangely protested: "No
no leave me be leave me be "
His look was fixed again upon the
unknown. Ho moved with mysterious
purpose. And all of the youth's offers
he brushed aside. "To no leave mo
be leave mo be"
The youth had to follow.
Presently the latter heard a voice
talking softly near his shoulder. Turn
ing, ho saw that it belonged to tho
tattered soldier. "Yc'd better take'im
outa ith' road, pardncr. There's a
bat'try comin' helityvvhoop down th'
road an' he'll git runned over. He's a
goner anyhow in about five minutes
yeh kin see that. Ye'd better take 'im
outa th' road. Where th' blazes does
ho git his stren'th from?"
"Lord knows,!' cried the youth. He
was shaking his hands helplessly.
He ran forward, presently, and
grasped tho tall soldier by the arm.
"Jim, Jim," ho coaxed, "come with
Tho tall sbldicr weakly tried to
wrench himself free: "Huh," he said,
vacantly. lie stared at tho youth for
a moment. At last he spoke as if dimly
"Oh, inteh th' fields? Oh."
IIo started blindly through the grass.
Tho youth turned oneo to look at tho
lashing- riders und bounding guns of
the battery. He was startled from his
view by a shrill outcry from the tat
tered man.
"Gawd. He's runnin'." !
Turning his head swiftly, tho youth
saw his friend running in a staggering
and stumbling way toward ,a little
clump of bushes. lit and tho tattered
man began a pursuit. Thero was a
singular race.
When ho overtook the tall soldier, ho
began to plead with all tho words he
could find. . ."Jim Jim what, ore you
doing what makes you do this way
you'll hurt yourself."
The same purposo was in tho tall
poldicr'.s face. Ho protested in a dulled
way, keeping his eyes fastened on the
mystic place of his intentions. "Xo,
no don't tech me-rlcave me be leave
mo be."
Tho youth, aghast and filled with
Wonder at the tall soldier', began qua
veringly t,o question him. "Where yeh
goin', Jim? What you thinking about?
Where you going? Tell me, won't you,
Jim?" The tall soldier faced about as
upon relentless pursuers. In his eyes
ihere was a great appeal. "Luavo me
be, can't yeh? Leave me be fef a nila
ait." ' . " '
The youth recoiled. "Why, Jim," he
laid, in a dazed way, "what's the mat
ter with you?"
The tall soldier turned and, lurching
iangerously, went on. The youth and '
;he tattered soldier followed, sneuking
la if whipped, feeling unable to face
Iho stricken man it ho should again
sonfront them. They began to liavo
'houghts of a solemn ceremony. There
Ivas something rite-like in these move
Dents of tho doomed soldier. They
sould not understand; they worp awed
and afraid. They hung .back,' lost he
have at command a dreadful wenpon.
, At last, they saw him sti and stand
motionless. Hastening up, they per
ceived that his face wore an expression
telling that ho had at last found tho
place far which he had struggled. His
spare figure was erect; ' his ' bloody
hands were qulotly at his sides. IIo
was waiting with patience for some
thing that ho had come to meet. He
Was at the rendezvous. They paused,
and stood expectant.
There was a silence. . ''.a I . ;
Finally the chest of tho doomed sol
dier began to heave with a strained
motion, H increase!! in .violence until
it was as if an'animal was within' und
was kicking and tumbling furiously to
bofree..,1 :. ,1 ....
This spectacle made the youth writhe.
He raised his voice in alust supreme call:
"Jim! JimI Jim!"
Tho tall soldier -opened his lips and
spoke, lie made a gesture. "Leave
mo be don't tech me letive me be " .
There was another silence, while he
, Suddenly his form stiffened and
straightened.. Then it was shaken by
a prolonged 'niio. Ho stared into
spaeo. To the two watchers there was
a curious und profound dignity in the
firm lines of his awful fnee.
Ho wus invaded by a creepingstrange
ness that slowly enveloped him.
His tall figure stretched itself to its
full height. There wasa slight rending
sound. Then it began to swing for
ward, slow and straight, in tho manner
of a falling tree. A swift muscular
contortion made the left shoulder strike
the ground first.
The body eecmcd to bounce a little
way from the earth. "God," said the
tattered soldier.
The youth hud watched spell-bound,
this ceremony at the place of meeting.
His face had been twisted into an ex
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imagined for his friend.
He now (.prang to his feet and, going
closer, gazed upon the paste-like face.
Tho mouth was open and tho teeth
showed in a laugh. . ,
As , the flap of tho blue jacket feL
away from tho body he could see that
the side looked as if it had been chewed
by wolves.
The youth turned, with sudden, livid
rage, toward the battlefield, lie shook
his fist. Ho seemed about to deliver
a phillipic.
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n. ron HnmThmmt. Plmnlna. ComioMtolOTOd
flpota, Aohes, Old Borol. Uloura In Mouth. Bnlr
Alllng? Write 'ook Remedy Co., BOT Ha
BleTrniple,'blcto,lll.,for proofs of oures.
Capital VSOOMM. l'atlentacurednlneyaar
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Central Railroad of New Jersey.
(LohiRh and Susquehanna Division)
Anthracite coal used exclusively, Insur
ing cleanliness and comfort.
liulns leave Scranton for Pittslon.
Wllkes-Barrev etc., at 8.2t).. 9.10. 11.30 a.m..
12.45, 2.0U, 3.U6, 5.0U..7.25. 11.05 p.m. Sundays.
.0U a.m., Lot). 2.15, 7.10 p.m.
For Atlantic t'lty. 8.20 a.m.
For Now York, Ncwuik and Elizabeth,'
8.20 (express) a.m., 12.4D (express with Buf
fet parlor car), 3.05 (express) p.m. Sun
day, 2..15 p.m.
For Mauch Chunk, Allentown, Bethle
hem, Kastoii ami i'hll.'utelphla, 8.20 a.m.,
12.45, 3.05, 6.00 (except lJhiludelphla) p.m.
Sunduy, 2.15 p.m.
For Long Hruneh, Ocean Grove, etc., at
8.20 a.m., 12.45 p.m.
For Heading, Lebanon and Hurrlsburc,
Via Allentown, 8.20 u.m., 12.45, 5.00 p.m.
For Pottsvllle, 8.20 a.m., 12.45 p.m.
Iteturnlng, leave New York, foot of Lib
erty street. North river, at !U0 (express)
u.m., 1.10, 1.30, 4.30 (express with Buffet
parlor car) p.m. Sunday, 4.30 p.m.
Leave Philadelphia, Heading -Terminal,
9.00 a.m., 2.00 and 4.30 p.m. Sunday C.27
Through tickets to all points at lowest
rates may bo had on application In ad
vance to tho ticket agent at the station.
Oen. Pass. Aeer.t.
J. H. ULUAISUN. Gen. sunt.
ROAD. Commencing Monday,
nay, juiy au, an trains
" wlllarrlvo dtnew Lack
awanna avenuo stution
as follows:
Trains will leave Scran
ton station for C'urbondale und In
termediate points at 2.S!u, S.45, 7.00, 8.25 and
10.10 a.m., 12.00,, 3.55, 5.15, 6.15, 7.25, 9.10
and 11.20 p.m.
For Farvlew, Wayinnrt and Honesdale
at 7.00, s.S and 10.10 a,m., 12.00, 2.20 and 5.15
For Albany, Saratoga, the Adirondack)
and Montreal at 5.45 a.m. und 2.20 p.m.
For WillteB-Iiarre und Intermediate
,lnts at 7.-15, 8.45, 9.33 and 10.15 a.m.;. lXat
1.20, 2.38, 4.00, 5.10, CDS, 9.15 and 11.38 p.m. .
Trains will arrive at Scranton stution!
from Carbondalo and Intermediate points
at 7.40, 8.40. 9.34 nnd 10.40 a.m., 12.00,
8.40, 4.54, 5.55, 7.45. 9.11 and 11.33 p.m.
From Honesdalo, Waymart and Faw
view at 9.31 a.m., 12.00, 1.17, 3.40, 5.C5 anij
7.45 p.m.
From Montreal, Saratoga, Albany, etc.)
at 4.54 ami u.33 p.m.
From Wllkes-Barro and Intermediate)
points at 2.15, 8.01, 10.03 and 11.55 a.m.. 1.161
2.14, 3.30, 6.10, 0.03, 7.20, 9.03 und 11.16 p.m. '
Nov. 18. 1894.
Train leaves Scranton for Philadelphia
and New York via, 1. & H. R. R. at 7.45
a.m., 12.05, 2.38 and 11.38 p.m., via D., L. &
W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08, 11.20 am., and 1.30 p.m.
Leave Scranton for I'ittston and Willtes
Barre, via I)., L. & W. R. R., 6.00, 8.08, 11.20
a.m., 3.50, 0.07, 8.50 p.m.
Leave Scranton for White Haven, Ha
zleton, IJolt!U'ille nnd all points on tho
Beaver Meadow and Pottsvllle branches,
via E. & W. V. R. R., 6.40 a.m., via D. & H.
R. R. at 7.45 a.m., 12.05, 2.38, 4.00 p.m., via
L. & W. R. R., 0.00, 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.30,
3.50 p.m. j.
Leave Scranton for Bethlehem, Enston,
Reading, Hnrrlstiurg and all Intermediate
points via D. & H. R. R., 7.45 a.m., 12.05,
2.38, 4.00, 11.38 p,m via D., L. & W. R. .,
6.00, 8.08, 11.20 a.m., 1.30 p.m.
Leave Scrunton for Tunkhannock, To
wanda, Klmlra, Ithaca, Geneva and all
Intermediate points via D. & H. R. R., 8.45
a.m., 12.05 unci 11.35 p.m., via D., L. & W.
R. R., 8.08, 9.55 a.m., 1.30 p.m.
Ijeavo Scranton for Rochester, Buffalo,
Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago and all
points west via D. & H. R. R., 8.45 a.m.,
12.05, 9.15, 11.38 p.m., vlu D., L. & W. R. R.
und Plttston Junction, 8.08, 8.55 a.m., 1.10,
8.50 p.m., via K. & W. V. It. R.. 3.41 p.m.
For Klmira and tho west via Salamanca,
via 1). & II. R. R., 8.15 a.m.. 12.05, 6.05 p.m.,
via D L. & W. R. R 8.08, 9.55 a.m., 1.30,
and 6.07 p.m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping or L. V.
chair curs on all trains between L. & B.
Junction or Wllkcs-Hurre and New York,
Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Suspension
CHAS. S.LEE, Gen. Pass. Agt., Phila., Pa.
Pass. Aft., South Bethlehem, Pa.
Del., Lack, and Western.
Trains leave Scranton as follows: Ex
press for New York and all points East,
1.40, 2.50, 6.15, 8.00 and 9.55 a.m.; 12.65 and 3.50
Express for Easton. Trenton, Philadel
phia and the south, 6.15, 8.00 and 9.55 a.m.,
12.55 and 3.50 p.m.
Washington and way stations, 3.55 p.m.
Tobyhunna accommodation, 6.10 p.m.
Express for Blnghamton, Oswego, El
mlra. Corning, Bath, Dansvlllo, Mount
Morris und Buffalo, 12.10, 2.35 u.m. and 1.24
p.m., making close connections ut Buf
falo to ull points in the West , Northwest
anil Southwest.
Bath uucommodatlon, 9 a.m.
Blnghnmton und way stations, 12.37 p.m.
NicholHon accommodation. 11 1 6.15 u.m.
Blnghamton and Klmira Express, 6.05
Express for Cortland, Syracuse, Oswego
I'tlca and Richtleld Springs, 2.35 a.m. and
1.21 p.m.
Ithaca, 2.35 and Bath 9 a.m. and 1.24 p.m.
For Northumberland. Plttston, Wllkes
Rnrre, Plymouth, liloomsburg and Dnn
vllle, making close connections nt North
umberland for Willlatnsport, Harrlsburg,
Baltimore, Washington and the South.
Northumberland and intermedlato sta
tlon:i, O.IH), 9.55 u.m. and 1.30 and C.07 p.m.
Nuntlcoke und Intermedlato stations,
8.08 and 11.20 a.m. Plymouth and Inter
medlato stations, 3.50 and 8.52 p.m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping coaches on
all express trains
For detailed Information, pocket tlmo
tublc3. etc., upply to M. L. Smith, city
ticket olllco, S2S Lackawanna avenue, or
depot ticket olllce.
In IToct Sept; loth, 1391.'
North Hound.
Mouth Uound.
205 203 iOl , iOi.iOi !iOO
a i? k Station; o a
5 . S (Trains Pally, 5 !f i P
" 'A Ea.nptt4uiidn.Ti" ;Q "
V M Arrivii Leave A X
.... 7.- . . S Y Franklin St .... 7 10....
.... 710 ... West 4Jinl St .... 7 6S ....
.... 70i)..., Wechawken ... 810....
p u p n Arrlve Leave amp m ....
: 1 l.'i .... Uuiicouk June. M HIB ....
810 IOl).... Hancock 000 lill ....
7 5S 12 50 .. timrluht 618 Si! ....
751 IS 40 ... Prodlou Parle 6 SSI ....
74"i 1340 .... Corno OSi 241 ....
738 13 as .... Porntelle 0 40 K.VI ....
71 13 IS .... Delmont 64.". 2,18 ....
7S! 1203 .... rieasnntMt OVi 81W ....
7l0fll.')9 ... Utii.mdnlo fO ,W SOU....
708 1 1 40 A M Forset t'lty 710 3 10 T It
0M 1181 815 Carbondalo 7'J4 3 34 5 31
948 11130 Or.' White Ili-ldge 787 fS 38 5 37
fO 43 f9(W Mnyfleld f7 82 f3 41 f5 44
6 41 11 23 9 03 Jormyn 7 81 8 4!i 6 45
61-i 11 18 857 Archibald 7 40 3 51 5 SI
6 32 fills 8.11 Wintim 7 4:1 3 51 5 S4
aif.lllll 8. HI Peckvilla 7 4 8 50 5 50
6 11 07 8 44 OlyplmiiC 7 5'.1 401 604
6 III 11 OS 8 41 llicksou 7S4 4 07 6 07
619 11 03 830 Throop 7 50 4 10 6 10
014 1100 880 Providence ,8 00 4 14 6 14
10 18 f 1057 8 33 Park I'laco H ( f4 17 6 16
010 10 53 8 3.) Scranton 8 0:, 4120 6 SO
p M I a ma u Leave Arrive A u p ht u
All trains run daily except Sunday.
f. slgnilles that trains stop on signal for pas-lena-crs.
Secure rates via Ontario & Western before
Survhaslng tickets ami save moDcy. Day and
ight Express to the West.
J. U Anderson, Hen. Pans. Agt.
. T. Flltcroft, Utv. puss. Agt., Scrautou, 1'.
Erie and yyoining Valley.
Trains leave Scranton for New York
and Intermediate points on tho Erie rail
road at 6.35 a.m, and 324 p.m. Also for
Honesdale,. Hawlcy und local points ut
6.35. 9,45 a.m., and 3.24 p.m.
' All the, above are through trains to and
rrom Honesuaie.
Trains leave for Wllkes-Barro at 6.40 a.
ra. and 3.41 p.m.
GEOBGE LEA ROCK, ill His Own Ver
sion of tho Pootic I;ly,
Supported by nr. Efficient Company. '
Seven Spcciul Sets of Scenery.
Llabonite 1 Icctrlo Kffccts.
The Weird Uiockcn Scene.
. The Rain of Pir
This is the most com pie to production of
"Faust'' in America todsy.
Salo of scats Monday, Doc. 3. Eogular prlrot
liava Reunited After a Separation of
. Many Years.
Sale of scats opens Monday, Dee. 3.
NIGnHuffCfc.C e.
"A cyclone of Breezy
Merriment." Toledo
"An un-tT-date bit
of jollity that fairly
couvulbts the audi-
nre" Toledo Com.
Direction of GUSTAVE PROHMAV. All
Laughter. A Lesson for Husbands. A Pointer
for Wives.
Diagram open Tuesday. Regular prices,
rniuAi, ucu .
In Sutton Vane's Realistic Drama,
The hrideeof human bodies.
The lighthouse scene.
Sale of sents opens Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Tho Quaint Comedian, in the New Comedy,
Author of "Peaceful Valley," "A Poor Solu
tion," etc. A story of human interest, filled
with merry moments. Under tho manage
ment of W. U, Smyth.
Sale of seats opens Thursday, Dec. 0.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, After
noon and evening,
Everything New.
Produced with its Original New York
Cast, New Elaborate Scenery,
Mocbonlcal Effects and
Pronounced by tho Press and Public THE
lit ST 1H1S11 ukajia ever written.
Two performances dally at2.30andS.15p.rn,
Next attraction. Jos. D. Clifton in "Ranch
Come in pairs, but you cau't
pair them with auything
else in Scranton.
Our $1.75 Gloves beats
the world.
X Child's Bicycle, Knbber Tire, diw,. 1
A child's Bicycle. Snbbor Tire, new
A Boy'i Bidycle, Bubber Tire, new
A Boy'i BicycU, Rubber Tire, new
4 Boya' or Girls' Bicycle Cushion Tire,
. Dew 00 down to
1 Youtti'i'Bicycle, Pneumatic Tr,nw..
I Viotor B Bloycles, Pneusaatio Tire.seo-
ond hand "0
1 Victor B Bicycle, Paaumatlo Tire, w 8
1 Bocura Biovele, Pneumatic Tire, aw
ond-band "
lLovel Diamond Bioycle, Bolld Tire,
1 Ladles' BIcyele, Bolld Tire, oond-
1 Victor" A Bicycles, Solid Tire, swoonS-
1 Viotor C Bicycle, i In. cushion Tlr,
second-hand... '
1 Victor B Bicycle, 1H In. Cushion Tire, '
1 Columbian H3 Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire,- oS
1 Chaiulesi Bloycle, Pneumatlo Tire, "
, nearly new
Come Early for Bargains.
Lawn Tennis Racquets at a dis
count of one-third Tor '
two weeks. '
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