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THE SCRANTON TKIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1894.
Norton's Holiday Display
Is now ready for inspection
at the temporary new store, ,
IS Wyoming ave., near the Globe.
Books, the best of gifts,
In our usual large variety,'
fo please all tastes and conditions
All the desirable new looks
As well as the standard ones
In various styles of dress
Suitable for Christmas presents,
- Booklets,' calendars and diaries,
Prayer books and hymn books,
Bibles for pulpits, teachers, the home,
The pocket end Sabbath schools,
Fancy stationery and art goods,
Leather lap tablets, wallets,
Gold pens, pencil cases and novelties,
All at popular low prices.
Open evenings until Christmas.
A Foe to Dyspepsia
; And always have
'iGppd Bread. ;
Hin :, " r . ;. - v '
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE
j TG; THE TRADE BY
The Weston Mill Co.
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THE GENUINE POPULAR
HAVE the initials
G. B. &CO. -
IMPRINTED ON EftCH CIGRR.
Carney, Brown & Co. Mf r's
u . Court House Square.
PERMANENT CURE OF
All forms of Hornla a specialty. WeU
known Scranton physicians in charge.
GERMAN RUPTURE CURE CO., Lllff.,
203 Washington Avenue. :
II. M. Dougal, of Wllllamsport, spent
ycHterduy with friends In thla city.
C. J. Capwell, of Wilkes-Harre, and R.
W. Shaver, of Kingston, were In the city
yesterday.. . ;
Mlsa Jennie Kelly, of Hyde Park,
ilslted Mlnooka friends Saturday. '
Henry Hart, of Providence, circulated
omong Mlnooka friends yesterday. '
Miss Katie Davis, of Hyde Park, vis
ited Mlnooka yesterday.
Thomas Loughney, of Main street, Is
able to be around again after a severe
attack of rheumatism.
James Connolly, one of the Pioneer
residents of this vicinity, died Saturday
evening at 6 o'clock after a prolonged
Illness. The funeral announcement
"Will be made later.
The St. Joseph's Total Abstinence and
Benevolent society held a special 'meet
ing Sunday afternoon to make arrange
ments for their annual ball on New
The United Social club will hold their
annual social this Monday evening at
Assessor Frank Toole will begin his
tri-annual assessment this morning.
Michael Dunn, of Main street, was
killed at the Sibley mines Saturday by
a fall of rock. . Mr. Dunn was In the
act of drilling a hole when the bell
shaped monster crushed him lifeless.
The deceased was about 40 years. He
Is survived by a wife and seven small
children. Funeral will take place tO'
of New Tork city, will be In his Scranton
office, 441 Wyoming avenue, every Mon
day from 8 in the morning until t In. the
The $40,000 School House
for Columbia avenue has been let and will
be commenced Immediately. There are
still a few more lots left at a low price.
Office, Theater Lobby.
Brush and Comb, Manicure, Toilet and
, . " PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Prang's Non-Poisonous Paints, Just the
thing for the children's Xmas presents, at
Stewart s, Y. M. C. A. building.'
Oxford, International, Bagster and Hdl
- . PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Are You Going to Buy on Opera Gloss?
Dr. Shlmberg Is selling now fine pearl
gamier opera glasses for $3.85, worth J7.00,
SiiO spruce street. , ,
' PRATT'S BOOK STORE,
Great variety of Sleds, Clipper Wagons
and Doll carriages.
. PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
AT THE ELM PARK CHURCH
Closing Services, Commemorative of
First Anniversary. '' ;
SEVEKAL ELOQtEXT SERMONS
Rev. J. R. Day, D. D., of Syracuse, Spoke
In the Morning and Rev. J. K. Boyle,
I). V., of ilkes llarro. In
The service Incident to the celebra
tion of the first anniversary of the Elm
Park church concluded yesterday. At
an early hour the chimes were heard
ringing out the dedication tunes of a
At the morning service a distin
guished member of the Methodist min
istry. Rev. J. R. Day, D. D., chancellor
of the Syracuse university, preached to
a large congregation, which comprised
many prominent Scrantonians, repre
senting all churches and creeds to be
found in the city.
Previous to the sermon the church
quartette rendered the Cantate Dom
ino, by S. P. Warren, and other sacred
selections. In preaching the anniver
sary sermon. Dr. Day based his re
marksuponlCor.xlil, 9, "For We Know
In Part and Prophesy In Part," and
"The emphasis upon the first clause,
some minds are self assertive and con
fident in discussion. They are not the
most profound minds, neither are they
the best Informed minds, and a little
mind knows no embarrasment In being
able to discuss a profound subject with
the greatest confidence. There is the
pamphleteer scientist who says that re
ligon and service aVe irreconcilable, the
curb-stone theologian in every' town
who preaches that every man, should
believe his doctrine, and it Is doctrine
simply bicause he believes In it; but
the Apostle Paul says: 'For we know In
part,' 'For now we see through a glass
darkly; but then face to face, now I
know in part, then shall I know even as
also I am known.'
. Mun Who Does Not Know ft All.
"Your man of unfledged thought has
claims to prophecy and an eye to the
unknown, but , the great man who
knows enough to know that he does not
know all, Is even cautiously making his
way along the high road of truth. All
the great discoveries are but as astron
omy, a few street lamps In comparison
with the great light of God, and yet In
face of that fact, there Is a considera
ble : school who argue' that the just
claims of Jesus Christ cannot be dem
onstrated by logic or tested by the or
dinary process of the best affairs of life.
"They will not accept the Gospel be
cause jt appeals to faith, and. this they
are pot able to fully understand. It
Is best answered by arument of the
Quaker, who was approached by an In
fidel who did not believe In a supernat
ural; being and was asked, 'Hast thee
thee' seen thy brains?' There are
'Yes;' when the Quaker asked, 'Hast
thee seen they brains?' There are
others in the world who will not believe
without ocuiar demonstration, and yet
It was the 'simplest thing In life that
would prove the fallacy of. their posi
tion. "All the Christian has to do to turn
out the pamphleteer scientists and the
babbling Infidel is to ask him to explain
the mysteries of nature. The fact Is,
all knowledge we have is as a little en
trance to the vast temple of things Un
known and unknowable.
"There are two facts which are
brought forth: First, this book teaches
men,' and, second, teachers i do not
understand. Every page has.' a lesson
In -It, yet each page has some proposi
tion which we cannot understand.
There are things in It which were never
It Come i from God.
"I can understand things that origi
nate in man, but this book comes down
from the Almighty God, and there will
always be so much In it that I cannot
understand. It Is like the kindergar
ten school, where the Infinite mind Is
talking to the finite, childish mind.
When a toy, looking at the rainbow,
I was told to run into the fields to se
cure the end, but the whole thing was
Illusive and afterward I learned to
look at the top of the rainbow arch.
The end of the bow may be mysterious
but I could always see the top of the
"There are a dozen different theories
as to the doctrine of the atonement,
and there are In Scranton plenty of
men who will not accept the doctrine
until' by common consent all agree to
one view. So Immense is the question
that men cannot grasp it, but in this
book Is to be seen the one great su
preme fact of Atonement, so what more
need we care as long as we have that.
Get the main fact of atonement. Jesus
saves me and that Is atonement. To
understand It Is too Immense, too tre
mendous. If we cannot get the sun,
we have sunbeams, and that Is all we
"The Infinite great God made this
world and God is trying to make men
and women. He works in different
ways, but always let the plan with him.
The ph!los(phy of part knowledge is
euch as to stimulate us to know more
and what Is most blessed Is that what I
don't know. One has been sent for the
express business who knows for me.
All I don't know He knows." Dr. Day
then concluded with a powerful appeal
for Implicit faith in the Holy Word.
Meeting In Afternoon.
In the afternoon a mass meeting of
Sunday school teachers and scholars
was held. Mayor Connell was present,
but his physician had forbidden him to
speak In public owing to a severe cold
from which he was suffering. A large
orchestra accompanied the choir, and
several selections were rendered dur
ing the afternoon. Rev. F. A. Chaffee,
of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal
church, delivered a brief address, In
which he congratulated the scholars
upon their first anniversary In their
now home. He wished them God-speed
In their future career.' City Solicitor
Torrey, as superintendent of the Sec
ond Presbyterian Sunday school, con
veyed the Presbyterian congratula
tions upon the memorable accaslon,
Rev. Mr. Powell, of Wllkes-Barre,
spoke upon the past of the school and
the marvelous growth of the work, and
was followed by Rev. Dr. Manley Hard,
ex-presldlng elder af the district, who,
In a humorous jrmnner, related his
reminiscences - of his earl Sunday
school life. He urged that they should
upon all occasions keep faith with the
boys. THere '.was, he' thought,' more
piety In the present than ter, and
there were more men and women who
would serve as martyrs If called upon
In the Interest of religion to do so. Rev.
M. D. Fuller also made a very appro
priate address, after Which, a chorus
sung by the choir coucluded the nieet
Injf. , ' .
In the evening Rav. J. Richard Boyle,
D. D., of the First, Methodist Episcopal
church, Wllkes-Barre, pleached a pow
erful sermon f roni 2 Peter,' I; 25," "But
the word of the Lord endureth forever,
and this Is the word Which by the Gos-
,.' ' '...'
pel Is preached unto you." The rev
erend gentlemen's sermon was brimful
of arguments contending that the word
of God by Its endurance and persist
ence had proved itself to be a Divine
origin and Inspiration. After dealing.
In an incisive manner with various crl
tlclzms of the authenticity of the Scrip
tures, Dr. Boyle dealt Impressive with a
specific form of the evidence of their
divine authenticity, viz.: By their per
sistence, endurance, and stability. All
systems of thought to be permanent
and Immutable must stand that test.
In the first place there was evidence
that the Word of God had endured rav
ages of time. No heathen or profane
literature had stood the same test as
the Bible, and no sacred work was so
venerable, and It antedated all speci
mens of literature In the whole world.
While cities were destroyed, empires
came and went, arts were gained and
lost, races iof men became extinct,
forces of nature changed the face of
the earth, this antique word had en
dured and not statement or doctrine
had been altered. Time had not
the earth, this antique word had not
touched It and could not Influence Its
Immutability In any way whatever.
Not only was It a passive endurance,
but it had withstood violence and per
secution. The word had also withstood the tost
of Inquiry and criticism, and the result
of this test had been that all the ar
guments against the Bible had fallen
to the ground. The two miracles, the
crossing of the Israelites through the
Red Sea and the Resurrection of Christ,
both occurred In historic times and
among historic people. Dr. Iloyle then
replied to the higher Tlterary ctltlcs of
the present century and urged that If
It had stood the assaults of time, vio
lence, reason and faith, It must be en
during and must be the word of the
The following anniversary hym, sung
at the various services, was written
for the occasion by Charles E. Brad
bury, a member of the church:
Father divine, again we come,
Thy glorious name to praise;
Time's flight but brings us nearer homo,
While blessings crown our days.
Along the year's uncertain way.
Despite our doubts and fears,
Thy power and grace had perfect sway,
And now the light appears.
Thy new commandment we confess,
And may this temple prove
A refuge In each soul'B distress,
A house like that above.
Wide as thy love to all mankind.
Would we these gates out swing;
Our weary neighbor we would find,
Thy hopes and solace bring.
Through all the sin, the pain, the tears
Sad mysteries of time
Gleam forth the promised golden years,
The dawn of earth's full prime.
0 Lord, this coming dawn Is thine,
The night shall flee away;
The sun of righteousness shull Bhlno
In thine unclouded day.
STRONG, EARNEST SERMON.
Delivered by Kcv. Wnrrcn G. Partridge of
I'enn Avenue Church. .
Rev. Warren G. Partridge preached
a powerful sermon at the Penn Ave
nue Baptist church, yesterday morn
lng, upon the subject of "Cities and
Neglected Children," and based his
theme on Matthew, xxvlll, 14: "It Is not
the will of your Father In heaven that
one of these little ones should perish."
During his sermon the reverend gentle,
"Two facts should ever be remem
bered by every friend of childhood:
First, the phenomenal growth of cities
is a menace to childhood, and, secondly,
the wonderful Increase of crime finds
an army of recruits among the young,
One of the perils of our nation Is the
number of great cities. During the
present century there has beeli a colos.
sal migration, unparalleled in the his.
tory of mankind, among all civilized
nations, from the country to the large
towns and cities. New problems con
front the philanthropist and the Chris
tian. The tenement house, the saloon,
the factory, the streets and the slums,
are dangerous foes to children. Are the
churches adopting new methods to
cope with these perils of childhood?
Are our churches adequately aroused
to a sense of the dangers that threaten
the very existence of the nation, In the
vast horde of neglectpd children that
swarm upon the streets and alleys of
"Again the Increase of crime In our
generation has an awful lesson for
every Christian patriot. In 18.10 there
was one criminal to every. 3.M0 of the
population, but the criminal class has
Increased to such an alarming extent
that In 1890 there was one criminal to
every 786 persons In this country. In
other words, during the last forty years
the population has Increased 170 per
cent., while the criminal class has In
creased 445 per cent.
"The children of these crowded dis
tricts are turned loose upon the streets,
and thousand of them are Bleeped In
vice and licentiousness before they are
10 years of age; so the children of the
street soon reach a social and moral
equilibrium of a complexion and char
acter not far removed from the death
gendering dregs, from which the city
must be cleansed. Girls and boys crowd
the curb stones and door steps late
Into the night, corrupting one another
and familiarizing .themselves with sin
before they reach their teens, so that
the very source and springs of social
life are poisoned.
"We have many agencies for serving
the children; 'the family, the church
with Its Sunday schools, Industrial
classes," the public schools, but are we
doing all that Is possible to do for the
thousands of little neglected children
of our cities who have never felt' the
benefits of one of these safe-guards of
chlldhoor the home, the church or the
The reverenfl gentleman then made a
powerful appeal on behalf of the kin
dergarten system and gave quotations
and figures to prove the marvellous
work which was being accomplished.
There was glorious opportunity for the
church to develop her practical work.
And, In conclusion, he remarked
"There must be co-operaitlon among the
different denominations In an orga
ntzed and continuous effort to bring
every child Into the Sunday school.
The Sunday school Is not only the
nursery of the church, but the nursery
of good citizenship.'. The church must
adopt modern Ideas of work, we need
modern methods, modern buildings,
and modern life and progresslveness,
Books;. Booklets, ArtCalcn
dars and Xmas Goods of all
descriptions. . High Class
Framing a specialty.
Christ has committed Into. our hands
the glorious work of saving the child
ren.. '.Not . for i sectarian: . selfishness
should we labor, but for the love of
God and humanity. 'Suffer the little
children to come to me, and forbid
them not, for such is the kingdom of
MISSION IS ENDED.
Father McNally Preached a Powerful Ser
mon at the Cathedral Last Night. .
All the women of the cathedral con
gregation were present at the cere
monies last night which marked the
conclusion of the two weeks' mission.
Rev. E. J. McNally, of St. Patrick's
church, West Side, preached the ser
mon from the text, "Peace Be to You."
What the speaker dwelt upon mainly
was the necessity of perseverance in the
good resolutions formed during the mis
sion. .Turning away from sin and
worldllness and entering upon the paths
of virtue and charity brings peace to the
soul; only through the efficacy of God's
bounteous grace are mortals enabled
to be truly at peace with the Redeemer.
There Is a necessity to be watchful amd
careful lest temptation leads us back
again to the paths of sin. Father Mc
Nally urged his hearers to frequent the
sacraments often, as these are the only
channels through which God's grace
By continuing In thechosen path,
when the Second person of the trinity
comes out the last day to judge man
kind the words he shull use will sound
like the Joyous peals of the Christmas
tidings, "Peace Be to You."
Rev. Daniel Bavage concluded a series
of successful revlvul meetings last night,
when an old-fushloned love feast was
A large audience was addressed by
Rev. H. C. Hlnman at the Railroad
Young Men's Christian association rooms
Rev. Dr. Day, who preached the anni
versary sermon, and is chuneellor of the
Syracuse university, was entertained by
air. anu Airs. v. I). Simpson.-
The Rev. A. Griffin, secretary of the
Methodist Episcopal infirm ministers'
fund, will address the Methodist Pastors'
union at the Elm Park church this morn
ing. Practically all the churches are prepar
ing special music for Christmas services.
Cantatas form the chief attractions and
excellent work will be performed by some
or the choirs.
Professor Carter has added to his laur
els by his musical judgment and fine qual
ities of perception In selecting the excel
lent numbers during services at the Elm
Park church during the past week. United
with the church quartette, the music has
been refined, elevated and of a purely in
Rev, Manley Hard, D.D., who for some
years was a leading figure In locul Meth
odist Episcopul church Work, and is an
ex-presldlng elder of this district, deliv
ered an address at the anniversary ser
vices and preached a powerful sermon at
the Providence Methodist Episcopal
cnurcn last evening.
The African Methodist Episcopal church
In Howard piuee Is accomplishing excel
lent work In the city and Pastor McUee
Is to be complimented on the continual
growth of the membership during the pe
riod of his ministry. The expenses are
cheerfully met as each quarter ends, and
the social life In the church Is conducive
to make the church a rallying point for
all the African religionists of the city.
Rev. W. 11. Pearce is to be conirratu
lated upon the successful conclusion of
the first anniversary of Elm Purk church
His labors before, and during, the week
have been most arduous and the best
thanks he could receive was the magnifl
cent attendance at the numerous meet.
Ings, combined with the excellent spirit
prevailing at all. There is every evidence
of the warmest cordiality between pastor
and people, a great essential In such a
leading church as Elm Park.
Among church events to take place this
week are: Study of the life of Longfel
low by the Epworth league of the As
bury Methodist Episcopal church. Friends
are cordially invited. On Wednesday
evening Rev. Jeanette L. Olmstead, an ac
complished lady preacher, will deliver a
lecture at the Puritan Congregational
church on Wednesday evening on "The
Ideal in Soclul Life." Rev. D. M. Stearns,
a former pastor of Grace Reformed
church, will visit the city during the
week, and on Wednesday evening will
presido at a farewell meeting to be ten
dered to K. C. H. Dreycr, who is leaving
for missionary work In China.
RHEUMATISM in the back, shoulders,
hips, ankles, elbows, or wrists, Is caused
by accumulation of acid In -the blood.
Hood's Sarparllla neutralizes the add
and cures rheumatism.
HOOD'S PILLS are the best family
catarthlc and liver mcdlclno. liurmless
Gold Pens and Pencils.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Call nt flHnln'n naw PV.nl. ct..t
ground floor, 2uD Wyoming avenue. '
Standard Diaries for 1895.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Presents for a Lady
There is nothing
Kid Gloves, one
If the shade or
will gladly exchange after Christmas.
Real Kid for
M. & H. for
M EARS & HAGEN,
415 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
'DOS'T HIDE YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL THAT'S
v JUST WHY AVE TALK ABOUT
P ' 11
A t U
Make Your Selections Now and
Ilave Them Set Aside.
WEICHEL & MILLAR,
116 WYOMING AVENUE.
On and after Dec. 8 we will keep
open evenings until Christmas.
You buy your
shoes of Schank
you wear the lat
410 Spruce St.
Of course you are in a
quandary what to give
for a Xmas present. Now
your mind will be great
ly relieved by visiting
either of our stores, where
our lines of Bath Robes,
Lioods, Neckwear, Gloves
buspenders and Night
blurts are complete.
Our assortment is cer
tainly the larsrest and
best in the city.
41- SfKUlE ST. AND 205 LACK. AVE.
more acceptable than
pair or half a dozen.
size does not suit we
LARGE VARIETY, GOOD
We want to show you
MEN'S STRICTLY ALL
woolen : ; . : ;
Colors, Grey, Black
308 Lackawanna Avenue.
Felt Hats, worth 49c., for - 25c
Velvet Hats Trimmed with Jet and
Tips, worth $5.00, for - $2.98
Frosted Egrets, worth 39c, for 15c
New and desirable goods in Jackets, Plush
and Cloth Capes, Fur Capes, etc., arriving
daily and are sold at the Lowest Cash
Something nice for a Christmas
some dear friend's hair. Leave orders as early aB possible.
READY FOR SANTA CLAUS
and Is taklnff no chances on not having
a receptacle lurKe enough to hold a pair
of those Skates that he huw at C. il.
KLOIIKY'S. or even a Sled. We have a
nice line of Games, Magic Lnntern, Pocket
Cutlery, Sweaters, Air Uuns, etc., for the
222 WYOMING AVENUE,
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING.
137 AND 139
Complete Outfitters. '
STYLES AND LOW PRICES.
and Oxford Mixed.
Gift. Chains made out of your own or
230 Lacka. Ave.
133 FRANKLIN AVE. '
We are now doing a general Drug, Taint
and OH business at the ahove location,
during tne erection of our store building
recently destroyed by fire.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
OUR TELEPHONE CALL, NO. K3.
All orders promptly tilled and delivered ta
any part of the city.
133 FRANKLIN AVENUE.
A Smoking Jacket
or House Coat-
, 1UUC 13 xxvj yiit UlUit BUI La
We, more handsome, or one that
is more appreciated than a hand
Our assortment of the above
goods is very extensive; in fact,
We Hold the Reins
on' these goods.
Examine our styles and prices
GIFT TO THE BOYS :
, A PAIR OF GENUINE r
STKK 1 ( lil K SKATKS
AND SHOE HOUSE
PENN AVENUE. .
S. L. QALLEN.